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IIRC Certified Firm in Auburn, Alabama

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that we are an IICRC Certified Firm? Let's talk about what that means for you!

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the cleaning and restoration industry. For a brief overview, it consists of standards, certifications, and certified firms. As described on their website, their purpose and mission is;

"The mission of the IICRC is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries."

As a consumer, IICRC allows you to have peace of mind when knowing who to trust in the restoration industry. We have to follow the industry guidelines and perform the scope of work that we have learned in our IICRC classes & continuing education. With the help of DryBook paired with the standards that IICRC puts out, DryBook tells us how much equipment we can set in a home. This depends on the size and how much material has been affected. Pretty cool, right?! We're right here in Auburn, Alabama to help YOU! Give us a call today.

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!

Lee County Disaster Recovery Teams

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lee County is locally owned and operated—so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country. They come to us right here in Lee County Alabama in the Auburn, AL & Opelika, AL area.

You can click here to read more about our Disaster Recovery Teams.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable. 

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! 

Restore > Replace Mentality in Auburn, AL

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

We talk about it every few months on the blog because we know that it is important to YOU! Let's talk about content restoration.

SERVPRO of Lee County specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

We know how much your belongings mean to you. They're more than just content; they're photos, they're your babies first outfit, they're memories. We understand that. That's why we pride ourselves on being able to do our best to Restore > Replace.

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! 

Making Auburn, AL Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it’s a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses and public spaces in the communities we all call home. Our 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.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? When you click on the previous text, it'll take you to a page to find out more about what we can do for your home or business in Auburn, Alabama. 

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! 

Continuing Education Credits in Opelika, Alabama

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know we offer continuing education courses? SERVPRO of Lee County offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation. Courses include:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restorative Drying for Loss Control
  • Mitigation Awareness Response Seminar (non-credit course)

We always post on our social media when we are hosting a Continuing Education course, so be sure to follow us on your favorite platform.

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! 

Warning or Watch?: Wind Chill Edition

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

It can be easy to forget the difference between a warning and a watch when it comes to storms. Here in Alabama, we don't see cold weather warnings very often. In today's blog, we wanted to cover the difference between a Wind Chill Warning versus a Wind Chill Watch. As a bonus, we'll also be explaining what a Wind Chill Advisory means! A special thank you goes to the National Weather Service for providing such great explanations for us to share!

  • Wind Chill Warning: Take Action! NWS issues a wind chill warning when dangerously cold wind chill values are expected or occurring. If you are in an area with a wind chill warning, avoid going outside during the coldest parts of the day. If you do go outside, dress in layers, cover exposed skin, and make sure at least one other person knows your whereabouts. Update them when you arrive safely at your destination.
  • Wind Chill Watch: Be Prepared: NWS issues a wind chill watch when dangerously cold wind chill values are possible. As with a warning, adjust your plans to avoid being outside during the coldest parts of the day. Make sure your car has at least a half a tank of gas, and update your winter survival kit.
  • Wind Chill Advisory: Be Aware: NWS issues a wind chill advisory when seasonably cold wind chill values but not extremely cold values are expected or occurring. Be sure you and your loved ones dress appropriately and cover exposed skin when venturing outdoors.

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! 

Why Do Bridges Freeze First?

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

It may not snow very often here in Alabama, but we sure do see rain that freezes over night every once in a while. You have seen road signs advising that bridges freeze before roads, but do you know why? Having open air underneath the bridge means the cold air surrounds the bridge both above and below. We thought this was such an interesting fact and one that we needed to share here on our blog. We learned this thanks to the National Weather Service!

Additionally, bridges don't freeze evenly. An area of the bridge may be under direct sun light and have no ice, while the shaded area is covered in ice. If there’s even the chance that a bridge might be frozen, SLOW DOWN! And do it before you cross the bridge — changing speed on ice is dangerous. We always want our local community to stay SAFE any time of year!

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! 

Smoke Alarms & Accessibility

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

We've talked about smoke alarms before, but you can never have enough reminders. The fact is that a working smoke alarm significantly increases your changes of surviving a deadly home fire.

Smoke Alarms

  • Replace batteries twice a year, unless you are using 10-year lithium batteries.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement.
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 10 years or according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake.

Here's what we haven't talked about before... We want to talk about smoke alarm safety for those with access or functional needs. 

Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs

  • Audible alarms for visually impaired people should pause with a small window of silence between each successive cycle so that they can listen to the instructions or voices of others.
  • Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired. Contact your local fire department for information about obtaining a flashing or vibrating smoke alarm.
  • Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors and emergency call systems for summoning help are also available.

A big thanks goes to Ready.gov for providing such great information for us to share!

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! 

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, SERVPRO of Lee County is here to help keep your customers and employees safe, and also let everyone know you've chosen a higher standard of clean.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So make the commitment to keep your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified SERVPRO Cleaned.

Give us a call today to get a free quote for your business!

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! 

The Final Week of NPM 2020

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

It's the fourth and final week of National Preparedness Month. We hope that you have enjoyed reading this series as much as we enjoyed being able to share these tips with you! If you've missed the other blog posts in this series, be sure to check out our blog to see what you've missed.

This week's topic is to teach youth about preparedness. Thank you as always to our friends at Ready.gov for compiling these awesome resources for us to share! Disasters happen everywhere, and every member of the family can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today. Make sure that our youth is prepared today. 

There is a website just for kids called Ready Kids that you can visit with your loved ones. This website has resources for kids, teens, families, and educators so you can find exactly what you need. The best part is that there are interactive games for your child to be able to play as they learn!

Take a few minutes this week and check out this website and see what information you can share with your loved ones. Thank you again for joining us in this series!

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!