Recent Posts

Do you have your emergency plan?

1/24/2021 (Permalink)

Every household should have an emergency plan in place before a disaster happens.  And part of that plan should include a stocked, ready to go, emergency preparedness kit.

An emergency preparedness kit is usually needed for you to survive for at least 72 hours. Make sure to keep an emergency kit at home and in your vehicle. Most items are easy to find and inexpensive:

Water – 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days

Food – Non-perishable food for at least 3 days

Manual can opener for food

Flashlight

Batteries

Hand crank radio or battery powered radio

First aid kit

Whistle

Matches

Dust Mask

Local Maps

Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Prescription medications

Infant formula, diapers, wipes, bottles

Being prepared for a storm or a disaster could be a life changing decision. SERVPRO of DOTHAN is here to help. 334.699.5961.

Flooded Basement?

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Dothan basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Dothan and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

SERVPRO of DOTHAN is here to help. Give us a call to learn more at 334.699.5961.

Winter Weather is here!

1/5/2021 (Permalink)

We’ve been having a colder than normal winter. Living in the south we sometimes don’t think about winter storm preparedness but it can definitely happen! Below are some tips to help you keep your home and family safe if temperatures dip below freezing:

Bring animals inside
Cover your plants
Wrap exposed pipes if possible
Let cold water drop from the faucet at a trickle
Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces

If you do have damage from winter weather remember SERVPRO is here to help! Call Us Today at 334-699-5961

Commercial Services Done Right

1/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dothan and SERVPRO of Coffee, Dale, Geneva & Henry Counties is committed to working with our Dothan and surrounding areas in your time of need. Whether business or homeowners have experienced water, fire or mold damage, our team is here to help. There is no loss too large. 

Our technicians are IICRC certified to help make any damage "Like it never even happened." We provide 24-hour service and are able to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Dothan and surrounding areas property. Our extensive training makes us specialists in water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation and our process emphasizes regular monitoring and documentation of the process from beginning to end.

Our experience doesn't stop there. Our crews have completed jobs such as general cleanings, bio hazard cleanups, graffiti removal, crime scene cleanup, and so much more! 

  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Call Us Today at 334-699-5961 and learn more about the services we offer!

SERVPRO CERTIFIED CLEAN!

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – Program

The program is grounded in our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

Consult

Not all businesses are the same, which is why a SERVPRO professional who understands the business will create a custom cleaning program to meet their specific needs. SERVPRO has worked in a wide variety of industries with businesses ranging from start-ups to global, multinational organizations. The business’s specific program will be developed based on a range of factors including business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touch points, foot traffic, and congestion points. As a result, they’ll know that Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is not just the industry-leading standard in clean, they’ll know that the clean they receive is customized to their unique needs.

Clean

Based on the specific needs of their business, their location will undergo a thorough, expert cleaning rooted in the pillars of People, Process, and Product. Combining our proprietary training, cleaning solutions, and processes creates a solution that will provide their business, employees and customers the peace of mind that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. People. SERVPRO professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect homes or businesses according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform.

Certify

We’re going to extend our credibility as the premier biohazard cleaning company in the country to their business—to give assurance to their employees and customers that only SERVPRO can deliver. Once their business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, they will gain access to propriety signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that they’ve selected the highest standard of cleaning available to protect their employees and customers. And because we add the date to that proprietary stamp of clean, their guests will know that their location is being cleaned regularly at this standard

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help! Call SERVPRO of Dothan today at 334.599.5961.

Water Damage Safety Tips

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety. Electrical and “slip and fall” hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns. Water & electricity do not mix! Wires that come into contact with standing water should be immediately replaced by a professional. 

After any water damage emergency, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Be sure to: 

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

If you encounter a water damage emergency in your home or commercial space, call us at 334.599.5961 and SERVPRO of Dothan will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Winter saving tips

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Colder weather has finally decided to show up in South Alabama and with it that means its time to turn the AC off and crank the heat up. Even though we don’t get that much cold weather this winter is predicted to be colder and wetter than normal. Below are some tips to help you make sure your home is prepared for winter.

  • Turn fans on. Circulate air throughout your home during the cold months. We tend to turn our fans off when it gets cold but turning them on can actually have benefits. As your furnace heats the air, that warm air eventually rises to the ceiling and cools off or escapes through windows and imperfections in the roof. Turning fans on, and if angling them towards the ceiling if possible, forces that trapped warm air back down and heats your home.
  • Use a humidifier. Moist air retains heat better than dry air, so running a humidifier can save money in heating cost while also adding many health benefits.
  • Sealing leaks. The easiest and best way to retain heat in your home, and save energy costs, is through sealing leaks. Your home releases hot air through imperfections in building materials and construction design. Common areas to find leaks include around doors, windows, near the attic, where wires and cables enter your house, and around electrical outlets. Seal gaps around any pipes, wires, vents or other openings with caulk or weather stripping. This costs as little as $5 and can save up to 10-20% of your heating bill.

Call us at 334.599.5961 and SERVPRO of Dothan we’re here to help!

Preparing for Severe Weather

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

As you think about all the ways to protect your family from harm, there are few things more important than considering a severe weather action plan for them. Knowing what to do if you find yourself in its path can help you stay safer and even save a life in some incidents.

While there is no way to predict severe weather or to avoid it, there are plenty of ways that you can make a plan to keep your family safe from harm if it strikes. Below, are some of the top ways that you can be certain you and your family are protected during the event of severe weather so you and your family can achieve peace of mind.

Questions to Ask for Your Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

Do I have all the supplies I need at home? Severe weather can knock out power as well as cell networks and utility services, so it is always a good idea to make sure you have everything you need to be self-sufficient for at least a few days. Pack an emergency kit with enough food and water to last your family several days, and be sure to include other essentials such as first-aid supplies and comfort items as well.

Do I have a way to receive weather alerts? Staying tuned into the alerts issued by local officials can provide you with helpful information such as watches and warnings so you can be aware of the weather conditions that often change rapidly. Cell phones can be unreliable during severe storms, so having a radio or other low-tech method for receiving alerts is advised.

Do I have an evacuation plan? While staying put is typically the advised course of action during a severe thunderstorm, if heavy, sustained rain leads to the development of flash flood conditions, you may find yourself needing to evacuate to get to a safer spot. Make sure you have an evacuation plan in mind, complete with several different driving routes in case your preferred road becomes blocked by water.

If you have any storm damage due to severe weather remember SERVPRO of DOTHAN is here to help. Give us a call to learn more at 334.699.5961.

Cooking safety

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

Holiday season is here and with that comes cooking at all hours of the day and night. While you’re dreaming of those amazing smells drifting through your house be sure to keep safe. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips

  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top.
  • Always unplug counter top appliances when not in use. 
  • Double check that everything is off when you finish cooking.
  • Prevent fires by keeping your oven and stove top clean of grease and dust.
  • Never leave the kitchen while cooking.
  • Never cook while sleepy, drinking alcohol, or taking medication that makes you drowsy.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking.
  • Never use a cooking stove to heat your home.

SERVPRO of Dothan is always here to help. Please call 334-699-5961 - 24/7 for emergency help!

Emergency Preparedness Kits

11/16/2020 (Permalink)

Every household should have an emergency plan in place before a disaster happens.  And part of that plan should include a stocked, ready to go, emergency preparedness kit.

An emergency preparedness kit is usually needed for you to survive for at least 72 hours. Make sure to keep an emergency kit at home and in your vehicle. Most items are easy to find and inexpensive:

  • Water – 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days
  • Food – Non-perishable food for at least 3 days
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Hand crank radio or battery powered radio
  • First aid kit
  • Matches
  • Dust Mask
  • Local Maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Prescription medications
  • First aid kit
  • Infant formula, diapers, wipes, bottles

Call Us Today at 334-699-5961 and let us help!