Water Damage Happens Anywhere
Whether it is your home, your business or even your school- water damage doesn't discriminate. We're here to help you get back to "Like it never even happened."
"April Showers" sure is in full-swing and water damage is a huge concern when flooding is a possibility. We're locally owned and operated so we're close-by when you call. We're also here for you 24/7 so you can give us a call day or night and we'll be there to help you clean up the aftermath of your disaster.
Our highly trained and uniformed technicians will be there to get the job done. If you find yourself caught in a disaster, don't hesitate to give us a call. We hope you are all having a great week.
What You Need To Know About Mold
We posted this same blog quite a while back but we knew with the warmer weather coming up that now would be the perfect time re-post this to remind you guys of some facts about mold since it has been so long.
When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic, 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 toxins harmful to humans and pets.
- 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Since mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your home if you suspect you have a mold problem. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Lee County 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.
Disaster never strikes your business when it is convenient and that's because there just isn't a good time for disaster to strike. Whether it is a Saturday morning or the middle of the night on a Monday, we are here to help get your business back to normal 24/7/365.
That's right folks. Go ahead and save our number in your phone because we are so proud to serve our local communities. Did you know we have the expertise beyond just fire and water restoration and mold remediation? Like electronics restoration or document drying? These two things can be absolutely crucial to getting your business back to "Like it never even happened."
Don't hesitate to give us a call at (334) 821-4858.
Faster to any size disaster.
When disaster strikes your business, trust the professionals to get you back to work. SERVPRO has a system of over 1,700 franchises and that means that no job is too small or too big for us to help. For a stress free claims process, we can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.
We live here and work here, too! We're a part of this local community so keep us in mind when you find yourself needing help quickly. We're available 24/7 all year long.
Have you seen our green vehicles around your area outside one of your local businesses? If you happen to see us out, we'd love for you to snap a picture and share it on social media. You can't miss them!
Spring rains bring flash flooding. We shared on our social media recently a great photo that shows you how much water it takes to move a standing vehicle.
For a small car, it'll take about 12 inches of water. For a larger vehicle, that moves up to about 18 inches. That means that for the average vehicle, you're in danger at 12 inches of water. We thought this was a safety tip worth noting on our blog with April showers happening all month long. We want to make sure all of our followers are safe and aware of their surroundings during these storms, big or small.
Stay out of your car and find a safe area inside your home or the nearest building. Make sure you have a plan so you can think on your feet when you find yourself in this situation.
Are you following us on social media yet? Scroll to the top of this page and click our links to take you straight there! Have a great week.
Saving Your Floors
Check out this flooring containment. Underneath is some beautiful heart pine flooring that we were able to save so that the customer didn't have to replace their flooring after their water damage disaster. Here at SERVPRO, we believe in Restore > Replace. We have the equipment, knowledge, and skilled employees to be able to save your flooring.
It is important to hire the professionals for your water damage because if your property is not correctly dried and restored, you are putting your home at a large risk for mold damage as well. You can check out more about our services with mold remediation by clicking the menu options above.
You can trust us and our employees to get your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."
Don't Let Your Home Be Too Humid This Spring!
Don't forget to let the professionals handle your mold.
According to the CDC, molds are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.
Since Spring is coming up quickly, we wanted to remind you of this. Alabama can get pretty humid when the weather warms up so we want all of our folks to be safe! Make sure you're taking the proper precautions in your home to avoid it. Here is what the CDC has to say (if you want to read more click here for their website):
- Keep humidity levels as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. Bear in mind that humidity levels change over the course of a day with changes in the moisture in the air and the air temperature, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
- Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
- Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans.
- Add mold inhibitors to paints before application.
- Clean bathrooms with mold killing products.
- Do not carpet bathrooms and basements.
- Remove or replace previously soaked carpets and upholstery.
If you think your home or business is affected by mold, give us a call today so we can take of it. You can reach us 24/7 at (334)-821-4858.
Weekend Disasters: Fires
Trust the professionals.
Did you know that more home fires occur on Saturday and Sunday? According to the Red Cross, they do! In fact, they refer to home fires as America's biggest disaster threat.
We all know that home fires are the most likely to begin in the kitchen. Recently on our social media, we asked what you thought the leading cause of home fires in the winter was. A lot of you said space heaters but the answer is actually still cooking. We want to stress that no matter what the weather is like outside that you have to be careful in the kitchen.
On top of home fires, business fires can be absolutely devastating as well. Thankfully, we are here to help. Whether it is your home or your business, we can make it "Like it never even happened." You can give us a call 24/7 when a fire happens (big or small) at (334) 821-4858.
Disaster Striking Your Business
No job is too big!
This time last year we posted a blog that held all of our links to our commercial work. We're here to re-post those same links so that you can find what you're looking for fast. We know that when disaster strikes your business, every hour spent restoring it is an hour of lost revenue or lost productivity. Our trained and uniformed professionals will work hard to get the job done quickly and get your business back.
SERVPRO of Lee County is available 24 hours a day to restore your Auburn property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,700 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:
From small retail stores to government buildings to hotels to high-rises and everything in between, no matter what your business is- We are here to help.
SERVPRO of Lee County 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)-821-4858!
Southern Snow Storms
Dottie enjoying the snow!
When we get snow in the South, towns shut down and a lot of people are put in danger due to poor road conditions. We wanted to remind everybody that if your home or business was affected by this recent snow storm in our area, please call us at any time. We are here to help. We hope that all of our local communities are out there staying warm and everybody got to enjoy the snow while they could. You can see from the image on this post that one of our office pups was really enjoying it so we had to make her model to post the image to our social media!
We'd love to see your snow day photos so tag us on social media and let us see them! We hope everybody is having a great day.