Recent Storm Damage Posts

NPM 2021: Week Two "Build a Kit"

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

Happy Tuesday! We hope that all of our Lee County community members were able to enjoy the long weekend and are ready for another week. Welcome to Week 2 of National Preparedness Month! The theme for this week is "Build a kit." Do you have an emergency supply kit?

A basic emergency supply kit should include at least...

  • Water and non-perishable food for several days Extra cell phone battery or charger
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio that can receive NOAA Weather Radio tone alerts and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Non-sparking wrench or pliers to turn off utilities Can opener (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps

Consider these additional items based on you and your household's needs to also add to your emergency supply kit.

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, water and supplies for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a portable waterproof container
  • Cash and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies, personal hygiene items and hand sanitizer
  • Mess kits, Paper cups, plates and disposable utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

The lists we are sharing are from Ready.gov. They even have a printable version of their list, so be sure to visit their website if you'd like to have a list you can check off one-by-one. If you don't have a kit already, don't wait for disaster to strike! We hope that this blog helps give you ideas on what to put in your kit or add to your current kit in order to ensure that you are prepared. 

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! 

NPM 2021: Week One "Make a Plan"

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

The theme for first week of National Preparedness Month 2021 is "Make a plan." The goal this week is to talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Don't forget to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus.

Ready.gov has an entire page on their website dedicated to making a plan for your family filled with valuable content & resources. Let's go through the steps that they share for each of us Lee County, Alabama residents to consider.

Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.

Step 2: Consider specific needs in your household. 

  • As you prepare your plan tailor your plans and supplies to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in the network can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets or specific needs like operating medical equipment.

Step 3: Fill out a family emergency plan. 

  • Download the PDF from Ready.gov to use (or to base your own from) by clicking here.

Step 4: Practice your plan with your entire household & family. 

  • Practice makes perfect! Make sure each member of the household knows & understands the plan.

We hope this helped! Be sure to check out Ready.gov for additional resources for making a plan.

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! 

National Preparedness Month 2021

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

Happy September 1st! Today is the very first day of National Preparedness Month 2021.

Are you wondering what National Preparedness Month is? National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”

We are so excited to share tips with our Lee County community! Follow along on our blog & our social media each week this month so you don't miss out. 

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!

Flood Preparation in Lee County, Alabama: Part Two

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

This blog post is part two in our three part flood preparation series. This series covers how to prepare now, survive during, and stay safe after flooding impacts your Auburn, Alabama home or business. 

Today, we're covering how to survive during a flood. We are sharing information from Ready.gov resources.

  • Depending on where you are, and the impact and the warning time of flooding, go to the safe location that you have identified.
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not walk, swim, or drive through flood waters. Turn Around. Don’t Drown.® Just six inches of fast- moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • Stay off of bridges over fast-moving water. Fast-moving water can wash bridges away without warning.
  • If your vehicle is trapped in rapidly moving water, stay inside. If water is rising inside the vehicle, seek refuge on the roof.
  • If trapped in a building, go to its highest level. Do not climb into a closed attic. You may become trapped by rising floodwater. Go on the roof only if necessary. Signal for 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!

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! 

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! 

Tornado Safety Pt. 3

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

This blog post is the third and final post of our three part tornado safety series. This post focuses on how to stay safe in the aftermath of a tornado. These tips are from our friends at Ready.gov.

Be Safe AFTER

  • Keep listening to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, and local authorities for updated information.
  • If you are trapped, cover your mouth with a cloth or mask to avoid breathing dust. Try to send a text, bang on a pipe or wall, or use a whistle instead of shouting.
  • Stay clear of fallen power lines or broken utility lines.
  • Do not enter damaged buildings until you are told that they are safe.
  • Save your phone calls for emergencies. Phone systems are often down or busy after a disaster. Use text messaging or social media to communicate with family and friends.
  • Be careful during clean-up. Wear thick-soled shoes, long pants, and work gloves.

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!

Tornado Safety Pt. 2

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

This blog post is part two of our three part tornado safety series. This post focuses on how to survive during a tornado. These tips are from our friends at Ready.gov.

 Survive DURING

  • Immediately go to a safe location that you identified.
  • Take additional cover by shielding your head and neck with your arms and putting materials such as furniture and blankets around you.
  • Listen to EAS, NOAA Weather Radio, or local alerting systems for current emergency information and instructions.
  • Do not try to outrun a tornado in a vehicle.
  • If you are in a car or outdoors and cannot get to a building, cover your head and neck with your arms and cover your body with a coat or blanket, if possible.

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!

Tornado Safety Pt. 1

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Our area has been devastated by tornadoes previously. Our local communities are all too familiar with the reality of these storms and the devastating damage that they can cause. We're bringing you a three-part series on tornado safety & sharing tips from Ready.gov

Let's talk about how to stay safe when a tornado threatens. Part one is focusing on preparing NOW.

Prepare NOW

  • Know your area’s tornado risk. In the U.S., the Midwest and the Southeast have a greater risk for tornadoes.
  • Know the signs of a tornado, including a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud; an approaching cloud of debris; or a loud roar—similar to a freight train.
  • Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts. If your community has sirens, then become familiar with the warning tone.
  • Pay attention to weather reports. Meteorologists can predict when conditions might be right for a tornado.
  • Identify and practice going to a safe shelter, while following the latest social and physical-distancing and other health safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health authorities, in the event of high winds, such as a safe room built using FEMA criteria or a storm shelter built to ICC 500 standards. The next best protection is a small, interior, windowless room on the lowest level of a sturdy building.
  • If you must go to a community or group shelter during severe weather, take hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to clean, disinfect, deodorize and remove allergens from surfaces.
  • Try to keep a safe distance away from others in the shelter if at all possible.

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!

Where Do I Put My Disaster Kit?

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

This week's topic for National Preparedness Month was to build a kit... but where should you put your emergency disaster kit? The answer is that you should ideally have more than one.

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars.

  • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  • Car: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

If you want more information about building your emergency kit, be sure to read our last two blog posts & check out our friends at Ready.gov

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!

National Preparedness Month

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is once again proud to be helping promote the importance of preparedness planning. National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September. 

The theme for NPM 2020 is... "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today."

Each week will have a different topic. For our first week, Sept. 1 - 5th, our topic is to make a plan today. We're excited to share with you resources from our friends at Ready.gov. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Stay tuned for our next blog post on making a plan!

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!

Hurricane Preparedness for 2020

6/20/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing for disaster can feel overwhelming, but we're here to share three steps you can take TODAY to be better prepared for this year's hurricane season. These three tips were originally shared by our friends at NOAA

1) Make a list of supplies for your hurricane kit. This is where you can see what you already have around the house or what you may need to restock over the next few weeks. 

2) Organize important documents and confirm insurance coverage with your insurance agency.

3) Determine if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Make a plan of action with multiple options. 

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!

Trust Us After A Storm

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

Storm Damage can happen at any time, any where. When you are dealing with storm and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Lee County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Why choose us?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

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 Heart of Your Home

2/18/2020 (Permalink)

We understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Our "Restore > Replace" mentality means that we work our hardest to save your belongings. 

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Lee County has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation. 

When your home is struck by a storm, we  understand the stress that goes along with that. We will be there for you every step of the way! From our contents restoration, to our organized move-outs, to our contents claim inventory service- we do our best to help you feel a little less overwhelmed. 

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 IICRC Matters for Storms

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the cleaning and restoration industry. It consists of standards, certifications, and certified firms. We wanted to share their purpose & mission from their website;

"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 customer, IICRC gives you the peace of mind on who to trust in the restoration industry. As a business, this means that we follow the industry guidelines and perform the work that we have learned in our IICRC classes & continuing education courses. With the help of our software, DryBook, paired with the standards that IICRC puts out, DryBook tells us how much equipment we should put in a home. The number of equipment depends on the size of the home & the affected area. 

This means that after a summer storm causes flooding here in Lee County, Alabama, you can trust the professionals to get the job done right.

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!

Hundreds of Green Machines

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

We have hundreds of green machines ready to get your disaster back to "Like it never even happened." At our warehouse located in Lee County, Alabama, we have over THREE HUNDRED air movers and over ONE HUNDRED dehumidifiers.

We have no shortage of equipment. Sometimes though, large jobs require more than this. We brag all the time about being a part of the SERVPRO family and moments like this are exactly why. Less than two hours away, we have access to FOUR tractor trailer loads of air movers and dehumidifiers ready to mobilize.

Big or small, we're here to help after a storm! 

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!

Explaining How We Travel For Storms

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

When a natural disaster strikes and a local SERVPRO needs to call in backup from other franchises, they can contact their local storm team. Our storm team is Team Wilson in Birmingham, Alabama. The teams are spread out and sectioned off by the geographic region. We wanted to explain how it works and the process behind storm teams! 

Once the team has been contacted, they send out an email to their franchises and ask who would like to travel to the area. Once it is time to travel, the storm teams will assign each of the franchises a zip code and dispatch them to that location. This is great because it keeps that franchise focused on that territory. Even better, it means that we can respond to that area quickly by already being in vicinity!

The jobs are dispatched, estimated and billed through the storm teams. This helps ensure the consistency of the jobs and keeps all of our franchises working in the same direction! 

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!

Call the Lee County Professionals

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Damage caused to your home by a storm can be big or small. No matter the size of your disaster, we have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians to your Lee County home or business, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Storm restoration is the cornerstone of our business so you can bet that we can restore your home to pre-storm condition quickly.

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!

Let's Talk Storms.

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

We have been busy, busy, busy with this hurricane season. We are actually still in Panama City, Florida at the time of writing this. 

We've been sharing a lot of photos on our social media so use the links in the right hand corner of this screen and follow us to stay updated. 

Storms are devastating but they also can bring communities together. We have seen that happen time and time again. It is absolutely beautiful to watch everyone come together to help each other and we are so thankful that we get to be apart of that! We come from an outside community and jump right in to help others and work with SERVPRO's from across the country who do the same thing. That is amazing. Our employees have worked SO hard and we can't say "thank you" enough to them. We are so proud to be able to work with you guys every day and to have employees that care so much about our customers. Thank you guys for all you do for us and for our customers. 

Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

We've already shared that September is National Preparedness Month and we're already well into the second week. 

We wanted to make sure that we took time to dedicate a whole blog post to this year's theme: "Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How." It is so fitting for us to share and is at the core of our business. We want to help you prepare, which is why we are sharing tips on our blog and our social media (click those icons in the top right corner of your screen if you aren't following us already). 

The Ready Campaign said it best when they mentioned this on their website, "Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community."

Disasters don't plan ahead but YOU can. How are you getting prepared this month? Let us know!

Flooding Tips

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Alabama storms can be a leading cause of flooding, especially during the summer months with all of the summer storms that come through. We wanted to share a couple of tips about what to do and what not to do after your home or business is affected by flooding. 

What To Do After Flooding

  • 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.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Your Home's Contents

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Lee County has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

This means that our employees are highly trained on getting your home back to normal and most importantly, caring for your belongings. We understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Our "Restore > Replace" mentality means that we work our hardest to save your belongings. 

When your home is struck by a storm, we know and understand the stress that goes along with that. From our contents restoration, to our organized move-outs, to our contents claim inventory service- we do our best to help you feel a little less overwhelmed. 

We're here to take your call 24/7. 

Storming and Your Local School

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Nearby and ready to help!

When a storm hits and flooding starts, your contents are at risk. When you sit down and think about how many different contents are in a school between the desks and the books and the list goes on- it really starts to add up. We have quite the number of ways to handle your content restoration because we strongly believe in our "Restore > Replace" mentality. 

We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

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

So now you know a little bit more about how we can clean your contents (for your home or business of any kind). If you find your school being affected by storm damage, trust the professionals to handle your contents well. Give us a call at (334) 821-4858. 

Be Ready With A Disaster Supply Kit

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Basic Disaster Supply Kit should consist of:

    • Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation)
    • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
    • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
    • Flashlight (don't forget the extra batteries)
    • First aid kit
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities (or any other need that may arise)
    • Manual can opener for food
    • Local maps
    • Cell phone (Don't forget your charger!)

Thanks to Ready.gov for compiling this list for others, like us, to share! Sometimes it can be easy to forget what we would really need during an emergency situation so having a list like this can be crucial to make setting up your emergency supply kit easier. Storms can hit any time so be prepared. Don't forget to write our number down or save it in your phone so you can have it close by when disaster strikes. We're here for you 24/7. You can download the PDF version here if you're interested. 

Moving Water

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Southern Snow Storms

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

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.

2017: Storm Travels Review

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Our guys heading down to Florida to help with the Hurricane Irma aftermath!

This year we got to travel a lot. Unfortunately, it was because our nation was hit with quite a few disasters along the way. Hurricane season was rough- especially for Texas and Florida. We are so lucky to have gotten to go and serve those communities as if they were our own.

As we reflect back on our 2017 year as a business, this is something that we felt was worth noting. You can see our previous blogs about these storms but we just wanted to write one more as the year is coming to an end. THANK YOU Texas and Florida for allowing us to do our part after your disasters. We hope that as 2017 is ending and 2018 is beginning, those affected by these storms will continue to find comfort and continue to get back to normal. We know that dealing with a disaster is never easy and especially at that volume but SERVPRO is so proud to get to be involved and help you get back to pre-storm condition.

Here to Help

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

#TexasStrong

Recently, we got back to Alabama from our time spent in Texas helping out with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. We then turned our crew right back out and they are now in Florida helping out with the Hurricane Irma aftermath. We are so blessed to be able to send our crews out to help communities that we normally aren't able to. SERVPRO truly is a family (of 1,700+ and growing) and we are so grateful to be a part of it and to have a crew that is always willing to get out there and give it their all for others. We want to leave you with a great quote, "We can't help everyone but everyone can help someone." So thank you, America, for letting us help you.

Hurricane Harvey

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

And we're off!

This morning, we sent off our crew as they head to Texas to begin helping with the absolute devastation that these victims have experienced. We are so lucky that we can have a direct hand in helping these victims. 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. Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL those who are being affected by this storm- and it isn't over yet. As it continues it's path now as a Tropical Storm, continue to keep people in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in praying for safe travels for our team and ALL the SERVPRO teams coming from all over to help. We look forward to writing an updated blog once our crew is back.

Unexpected Disasters

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Disasters are never expected but storm damage can be especially surprising. When a storm hits your Lee County home- trust the professionals.

We'd love to share what one storm damage customer Agnes shared about us- "I am very pleased and they did a wonderful job. I couldn't have worked with a better company. I loved them all and they were all so nice."

We truly love hearing feedback from our customers and would love to hear what you have to say about your experience with us so that we can share it on our webpage for new customers to see. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

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!

Importance of Insurance

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

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 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!

Emergency Supply Kit: Are You Ready?

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Storm restoration is the cornerstone of our business.

Basic Disaster Supply Kit should consist of:



  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Whistle to signal for help

  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  • Manual can opener for food

  • Local maps

  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger


Thanks to Ready.gov for compiling this list for others, like 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!

Disaster Recovery Team

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

No job is too big.

No Job Is Too Large


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 SERVPRO.


Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:



  • The Hospitality Industry

  • Property Managers

  • Universities

  • Municipalities

  • The Pentagon


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!

Severe Weather

4/14/2017 (Permalink)

When a storm hits, you know who to call.

Damage caused to your home by a storm can be big or small. No matter the size of your disaster, we have extensive water damage and storm restoration training that allows us to get your home back to normal quickly. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. Storm restoration is the cornerstone of our business so you can bet that we can restore your home to pre-storm condition quickly. 

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! 

Disaster Strikes Anywhere

1/20/2017 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, we're ready!

"Mr.Sam Malloy seemed genuinely concerned for our situation and helped me make the best possible decision with accurate information. He kept me informed every step of the process and corrected the slightest issues promptly." - Linda from Denham Springs, LA

Did you know that there are over 1,700 franchises and growing?It gives us access to more resources for larger cleaning or restoration projects or major storm scenarios. Sometimes we get to travel out of our neck of the woods to be able to help out during the storms. During Hurricane Matthew, we were able to send teams to Louisiana to help out there. Our teams go above and beyond for their jobs and for that, we will always be thankful. And you will be too!  

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! 

Storm Damage: Call Us

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Disasters happen.. Don't panic. Call us at (334)-821-4858!

Storm Damage can happen at any time. When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Phenix City, Eufaula and Tuskegee can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Why choose us?

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Water Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated

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!