Recent Water Damage Posts

Alabama Summer Storms & Flooding

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Alabama summer storms will happen in Lee County. We're here to remind you that we're the number to call when your home or business is affected by flooding from storm damage. 

Do you know what to do in the case that this disaster happens to you? Before we get into a short checklist, save our number in your phone so you can easily give us a call if you find yourself in this situation because we are here to help. You can reach us at (334) 821-4858. 

First, call your insurance agent. 

Second, be careful entering your home. Water damage can seriously damage the structure of your home and we want to make sure that you are safe. Once you are inside, move around carefully and be aware of your surroundings. 

Third, document everything. Take photos of your own of everything that is going on. You may also consider beginning to take an inventory of the damaged items. 

Fourth, don't use appliances in the affected areas and keep power turned off to those areas of your home until an inspection can be done to ensure it is safe for you to do so. 

Last but not least, give us a call quickly so we can quickly mitigate your loss and clean it up to reduce the potential for mold damage. 

Here's to enjoying our summer! If you have any fun plans, we'd love to hear about them on our social media. Have a great week. 

Flooding At School

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding At School Get it?

Quite some time ago, a pipe burst at one of our local high schools and caused major water damage. We wanted to make sure that we took the time and wrote a blog about it. Not only did we work through the night to get the job done to get the school back to "Like it never even happened." but we even got to ride along in their homecoming parade (see the photo for their great pun). 

We love being able to serve our local communities. As summer rolls in slowly but surely, make sure to give us a call for any of your Lee County schools. We're here to help. You can give us a call at (334) 821-4858. We'll be waiting to get you scheduled. 

Our 148 Policy

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Last year, we wrote a blog covering our 148 policy but we thought reposting a blog to refresh our followers would be perfect since it is so important to our business. For any job we get called into, we have the 148 policy. We've got 1 hour to get into contact with you and set up a time to be there. We've got 4 hours to be on site at your disaster- big or small. And we've got 8 hours to brief the team and get started on getting your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."

This policy allows us to not only hold ourselves accountable but to give all of our employees a base to go off of to ensure our customers are all getting the best customer service possible. You can count on the same phenomenal service that we pride ourselves on. 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call for your disaster big or small, Lee County.

What Happens After You Call?

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage, small or large, is stressful enough by itself and we understand that here at our SERVPRO office. We want to help you through this process as quickly and as easily as we can. Here are a few steps that we take to ensure that you are well taken care of:

Step 1: You give us a call. We will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources that we will need for your job. 

Step 2: Inspection and assessment. We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

Step 3: The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Step 4: Drying and dehumidification. We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our trained Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.

Step 5: Cleaning and sanitizing. We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.

Step 6: Restoration. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.



You can trust us to get the job done right. Give us a call today. 

Water Damage Happens Anywhere

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Saving Your Floors

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

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."

Flooding Do's and Don'ts

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

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

Leaky Roof

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaky Roof Leaky Roof

This customer's home had a leaky roof that had been damaged when a storm hit our town hard. This is only the beginning stages of the restoration process. We accessed where the water was initially coming from and once that was found, we were able to temporarily fix the issue by nailing a tarp into the roof while waiting for our sub-contractor to come out and permanently fix the damage. We were also able to fix the inside of her home that had extensive water damage due to this small leak. Remember, a leak can add up quickly. Trust the professionals. Give us a call as soon as you notice an issue.  




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!

Our 148 Policy

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our 148 Policy Backed by 1,700 franchises- you can trust us.

For any job we get called into, we have a policy. The 148 Policy. We've got 1 hour to to get into contact with you and set up a time to be there. We've got 4 hours to be on site at your disaster- big or small. And we've got 8 hours to brief the team and get started on getting your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."


This policy helps us hold ourselves accountable and ensure that every customer gets the same treatment and can count on the same phenomenal service that we pride ourselves on. 


24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call.




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 Water Damage

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Water Damage Let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that there is never a convenient time for your water damage disaster. It could be when your hot water heater busts at 4AM or it could be when a storm floods your home on Christmas Eve or when your roof leaks in the middle of the day. No matter the time of day, we are here 24/7 to help you during your emergency. While we are on our way to you, check out our blog on some tips when you have water damage. 

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!

How We Will Handle Your Water Loss

4/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Will Handle Your Water Loss Trust the professionals.

Water damage, small or large, is stressful enough by itself and we understand that here at our SERVPRO office. We want to help you through this process as quickly and as easily as we can. Here are a few steps that we take to ensure that you are well taken care of:


Step 1: You give us a call. We will guide you through the crisis and may ask several questions to help us better understand the equipment and resources that we will need for your job. 


Step 2: Inspection and assessment. We determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.


Step 3: The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.


Step 4: Drying and dehumidification. We use specialized equipment to remove the remaining water that is harder to access. Our trained Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business.


Step 5: Cleaning and sanitizing. We clean all of the restorable items and structures damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. Our professionals are trained to provide sanitizing treatments and to remove odors and deodorize your property.


Step 6: Restoration. Restoration is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.



You can trust us to get the job done right. 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! 

Restore Vs Replace

4/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restore Vs Replace Don't let water ruin your Lee County home or business.

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Lee County understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.


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. 


You can trust us to take care of not only your home but also your belongings. Don't hesitate to give us a call when disaster strikes your home. 


 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! 

Water Damage Tips

7/7/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Tips An example of water damage from one of our jobs.

After any water damage situation, 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!

Have A  Water Damage Emergency? Call (334) 821-4858

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.

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!