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Mold

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Do you understand mold?


Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:



  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.


 SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Memorial Day Grill Safety

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Memorial Day Grill Safety “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” —Joseph Campbell

Memorial Day weekend is coming up! We're here on the blog to give some grill safety tips. With the summertime in full swing, we are all enjoying time by the pool and barbeques with our friends and family. We can’t forget that grills are responsible for an estimated 8,900 home fires a year. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) offers these general grilling guidelines:



  • Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors.

  • Place grills away from your home (remember, this counts deck railings!)

  • As always, keep children and pets away from the grill area

  • Make sure you keep your grill clean by removing the grease or fat buildup from the grills and in trays below the grill (keep in mind that the leading cause of a grill fire is failure to clean)

  • NEVER leave the grill unattended


     Who’s ready to throw the hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill this weekend and celebrate how blessed we are to live in a beautiful and free country? We know we are! Keep in mind these safety rules and have a great summer with your family and friends. 


All gave some, some gave all. 


SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

National Electrical Safety Month

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

The month of May is National Electrical Safety Month. You can prevent a fire by looking for electrical hazards. Avoids running cords under rugs or behind furniture. Don't leave your laptop on a sofa or bed charging. Don't overload your outlets. Use the correct wattage light bulbs in their prospective lamps. Smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and outside in the hallways (and remember to test them once a month or so!). Use surge protectors and don't overload extension cords. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association estimates that 60-80% of surges originate from internal sources inside your home or business. Keep your  home or business as safe as you can by practicing electrical safety. 

 

Remember, if your home is affected by an electrical fire, we are here to help.

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Importance of Insurance

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Importance of Insurance Let us help you today.

We know that making ends meet can be a monthly struggle for a lot of people out there. We are all looking for ways to cut our monthly spending so that we can save money. We wanted to write a blog to remind  you that homeowners insurance is important and is something that should stay in your budget.

Disasters don't discriminate and can happen to anybody. Even if you don't own a home, renters insurance is just as important. Unfortunately, we are sometimes called into jobs where tenets find out that their contents are not covered because they don't have insurance. A disaster isn't easy and we don't want it to be any harder. Please remember the importance of your homeowners or renters insurance policy. 

 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Listen to Your Home

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Listen to Your Home Mold in flooring of a home.

Sometimes, mold is hidden. Other times, you may just be neglecting to listen. Today, we wanted to write a blog to let you know a few signs that your home is being affected by mold damage so you can know what to look for.

1) Water Spots

    Make sure you are always glancing around for water spots. Water damage can begin to grow mold in as little as 48 hours so the sooner you are able to notice and give us a call- the better.

2) Discoloration

    Most people automatically think of mold as black mold. But you should be checking for discoloration that could be black or green. Any discoloration that catches your eye should be investigated though. Don't let it slip just because it doesn't fit the specific criteria. Always be aware.

3) Unpleasant Smell

    Mold is a fungus and that can cause an extremely unpleasant smell. This will depend on a few things: how much mold is growing and what type of mold is growing. Any smell, whether faint or strong, should be investigated. 

 

Give us a call to come take a look if you are worried about mold in your home.

 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Summer Cleaning

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Summer Cleaning Are you ready?

Spring may be coming to an end.. but you should keep your business clean year round. 


Although, we are best known for our responses to your disaster- keep us in mind when you need a good cleaning before things pick up this summer!


Here are a few of the services we offer for you and your business:



  • Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning

  • HVAC/Duct Cleaning

  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls

  • Drapes and Blinds

  • Odor Removal

  • Sewage & Toilet Overflow


Let us know if we can be of assistance to your business! We are PROUD to serve our local communities. 




 SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Leaky Roof

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaky Roof Leaky Roof

This customer's home had a leaky roof that had been damaged when a storm hit our town hard. This is only the beginning stages of the restoration process. We accessed where the water was initially coming from and once that was found, we were able to temporarily fix the issue by nailing a tarp into the roof while waiting for our sub-contractor to come out and permanently fix the damage. We were also able to fix the inside of her home that had extensive water damage due to this small leak. Remember, a leak can add up quickly. Trust the professionals. Give us a call as soon as you notice an issue.  

 

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Our 148 Policy

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our 148 Policy Backed by over 1,700 franchises- you can trust us.

For any job we get called into, we have a policy. The 148 Policy. We've got 1 hour to get into contact with you and set up a time to be there. We've got 4 hours to be on site at your disaster- big or small. And we've got 8 hours to brief the team and get started on getting your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."

This policy helps us hold ourselves accountable and ensure that every customer gets the same treatment and can count on the same phenomenal service that we pride ourselves on. 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call.

SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Faster to Any Size Disaster Give us a call today!

Our commercial jobs can vary in size. From small businesses to huge corporations. Here at SERVPRO, we are backed by over 1,700 franchises (and growing!) That means that when a job is big, we've got great friends to call on to help us out- and ones that you can trust!



Our commercial services can help you when your business is affected by fire, water, mold, or storm. Or maybe you've even got a combination of the above. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 



SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!

Disaster Recovery Team

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Disaster Recovery Team No job is too big.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.



Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.



At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call us today.



Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:



  • The Hospitality Industry

  • Property Managers

  • Universities

  • Municipalities

  • The Pentagon


SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (334)-298-8252!