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SERVPRO helps out local school

10/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO helps out local school Local school has water damage after storm

SERVPRO  was on the scene quickly when one of our local schools called and said that they had substantial water damage as a result of a storm that came through the area. SERVPRO responded quickly and began the cleanup process.  

Flooding and water damage events are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

Houston County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold In Your Home!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Houston County Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold In Your Home! Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Dothan for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Dothan specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today @ 334-699-5961!

We are always here to help!

Houston County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Houston County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Houston County Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Dothan will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 

SERVPRO of Dothan  334-699-5961!

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

Flooding and water damage events at Dothan commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that 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.

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961

10 Holiday Safety Tips For The Houston County Residents!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 10 Holiday Safety Tips For The Houston County Residents! Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays are sneaking up on us and listed below are a few holiday tips we would like to share.

1. Inspect electrical decorations for damage before use.

2.DO NOT overload electrical outlets!!!

3. Never connect more than three strands of lights. Connecting more than this will cause a fuse to blow, and could potentially cause a fire.

4. Keep your tree watered daily. Watering your tree daily will keep it alive and prevent drying out. Trees can be a serious fire hazard!

5. Use battery operated candles.

6. Do NOT leave the house with a fire going in your fire place! Always be home and awake with a fire is going inside. The wood used in a fireplace can  sometimes spark and pop.  This can land on a rug or carpeted area, causing a house fire to start.

7. Protect electrical cords.

Cords should never be pinched by furniture , forced into tight places,  or placed under rugs/ carpeted areas.  Also remember that you should never nail or staple down an electrical cord. This can cause damage to the cord and therefore end us causing a house fire to start.

8. Stay in the kitchen when something is cooking!

Never leave your oven or stove unattended.

9.Turn off any decoration while you are away from your home or asleep at night!!!

10. Keep combustibles at least 3 feet away from a heat source. This was one of the main causes of fires last year.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help. Please be safe and share these few tips with friends and family this holiday season!

Get prepared and stay safe!

Keep your workspace safe!

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Keep your workspace safe! Let's not use these!

Listed below are a few tips we wanted to share to keep your workplace safe this winter season.

  • Unplug all space/portable heaters.
  • Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash and other items that can easily catch fire.
  • Check on your electrical cords.
  • Don't overload your circuits.
  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
  • Keep heat producing equipment away from anything that might burn.
  • Turn off the coffee pot.
  • Unplug wall scents.
  • Make sure all candles are blown out at the end of the day.
  • Have a emergency escape plan for all employees.
  • Make sure EXIT signs are posted and all employees are aware of the exit doors.
  • Check your fire extinguishers and make sure they have not expired.
  • Turn off all decorations and lights at the end of the day.

These are just a few things we can all do to help prevent unwanted fires to start. By implementing these simple task we can KEEP OUR WORKPLACE SAFE!

Call SERVPRO of Dothan @ 334-699-5961.

SERVPRO is a  24 hour emergency service company! We are always here to help.

Winterizing Your Business

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Winterizing Your Business Busted pipe from low temps.

The worst of the winter season is yet to come, and the harshness of the season has the potential to take a toll on your building.  Water can collect in cracks and spaces between bricks and masonry and freeze, causing structural damage.  Even in warmers climates like here in Houston County, extended hours of cold temps can lead to bursting pipes and unwanted damages to your business.

Fortunately, with a small amount of preparation you can help prevent some problems from occurring this winter. The following precautionary measures will help take care of your property.

  • Check your facility for broken or damaged trees.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entry points  to address slippery conditions that might occur.
  • Install slip resistant mats to prevent falls
  • Keep floors dry and rugs inside doorways to help dry up unwanted water.
  • Post caution signs to warn employees and guest of the winter conditions.
  • Always unplug heaters.
  • Make sure pipes are wrapped and secure to prevent freezing.
  • Keep some water dripping at night to prevent pipes from busting.

Preparing for winter can sometimes be a lot of work, but these few tips can help prevent your business from experiencing any winter damage.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help.

Please call 334-699-5961 - 24/7 for emergency help!

Water Damage in your home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage can be deceptive. Water penetrates into structural cavities creating trapped pockets of saturation. The detection of water in these areas can often only be discovered with sophisticated moisture detection meters. Undetected moisture will continue to cause damage. This damage, at a minimum, will cause odors. Greater damage will surface when materials delaminate, shrink, split and further deteriorate to where costly repairs are required.

More than just removing excess water, IICRC-certified restorers have the knowledge and equipment to further dry a home or facility (including substructure materials) completely back to preloss conditions. Through timely response and the careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other health issues can be prevented. If water damage has been present too long, mold will occur.

All IICRC-certified professionals have the training and experience to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth (visible or suspected), contain damage, remove contamination and dry materials to ensure that mold will not return.

http://www.IICRC.org/consumers/care/water-damage/

Hurricane Michael Response

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Michael Response Hurricane Michael Response

Like all other First Responders, our dedicated crews are working around the clock to help all those in need. We are in full storm mode and have pulled in additional crews, equipment, and resources from surrounding SERVPRO franchises in order to help everyone that needs service.   We ask for your patience and understanding; we are attempting to get to everyone as quickly and as safely as possible.

The Wiregrass area was very fortunate that there was no loss of life but the impact of this hurricane was severe. This has been an unprecedented weather event in our area and some people and businesses will be without power for days; complete recovery will take much longer. 

We appreciate your patience and we won't stop working until everyone receives service.

Wiregrass Electric Coop Outage Update

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Wiregrass Electric released a map with new estimates for power restoration.  They have been working around the clock to restore power to their customers but the damage to the infrastructure was severe.  You can read their press release here.  This map is also color coded by impact; the red shaded area is what the cooperative is referring to as "ground zero" where the heaviest winds and damage took place.

They are asking for everyone's patience and understanding while they work around the clock to clear trees, replace power lines and poles, and make sure that when power is restored, its done safely.  According to their press release, they will have roughly 225 lineman working in our area by last night.

They will be updating the current outage numbers, by substation, every morning and evening.