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Let The Professionals Handle Water Damage Remediation in Your Prattville Business

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Let The Professionals Handle Water Damage Remediation in Your Prattville Business Make sure that leaks and subsequent water damage are handled right away before mold ensues. Call SERVPRO to investigate!

A Leak Doesn't Have to Cripple Your Prattville Business, Here's Why!

Law practices depend on face to face meetings with long-time clients, however, this can be put in jeopardy by an overnight leak that forces you to shut your doors the next morning. Even something minor such as a broken bathroom pipe can result in spillage flowing out from the tiled restroom floor onto the hardwood in your Prattville law practice. Water can stain the wood floors and furniture in your waiting room, giving an unprofessional appearance to your business.

For an expedient restoration process, it is important that you contact professionals who are both experienced and flexible. Fortunately, SERVPRO is both as we use specialized tools to help us mitigate commercial water damage in Prattville businesses. Law offices are often the location of many sensitive and vital conversations between clients and their attorneys that can be easily be disturbed by ongoing water damage restoration work. To avoid disrupting your business, our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can arrive at times that work best for you so that we do not impede your schedule.

Hardwood can cup and warp after coming into contact with water for extended periods. For this reason, it is important that we act fast to remove water from wooden surfaces in your offices with the use of industrial grade wet vacs and pumps.

We can use air movers and dehumidifiers to fully dry out your floors, allowing us to then sand and refinish damaged sections of wood if necessary. In addition to restoring your floors, we can help prevent unsightly water lines from forming on wooden furniture in your offices or waiting room. This is simply accomplished by wetting down your furniture to allow it to dry evenly.

Our techs work fast to help make sure that a small leak does not cripple your business. If you have experienced commercial water damage then call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 to begin the consultation process.

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SERVPRO Can Be There To Repair Water Damage to Your Tallassee Home

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Can Be There To Repair Water Damage to Your Tallassee Home Not to Worry in Tallassee! SERVPRO Extracts Water and Even Repairs the Damages to the Structure

Water Damage in Tallassee? Just Call SERVPRO

The foundation in your home can heave, settle, or crack. This movement or change makes your home susceptible to water damage. The consequences of water damage to your foundation can vary. This news is never welcome, as you do not want to hear your house's fundamental structure has become compromised. Water damage can also occur from leaking plumbing or appliances. Whichever event has occurred to produce water damage to your home, it is critical to take corrective measures as soon as possible. SERVPRO is your answer to preventing a bad situation from becoming an even worse one.
 
Repair and Reconstruction by SERVPRO Returns Your Home to New
Tallassee water damage in a home's foundations can begin with seepage through small cracks in the joints of your concrete basement walls. If pipes have started to leak, the water can be damaging the interior walls of your house. When repairing water damage to homes in the Tallassee area, SERVPRO can fix all plumbing and groundwater leaking issues, so your water loss concerns are remedied. Through our general contracting division, General Contractor License #: 41839 and Commercial Contractor License #: 41839, we can handle most repairs, and reconstruction needs to your home.
 
Remedies for non-structural are not considered significant projects. The water content of soil surrounding your foundation must be reduced. This reduction includes fixing overflowing gutters or possibly your landscape grade to re-route rainwater away from the foundation. There may be a need for an underground exterior drain tile installed to carry soil water away from your foundation or injecting sealant into the cracks that have shown up to prevent water from entering. SERVPRO professionals have the experience to diagnose your problems and fix them quickly to avoid any further damage to your home. The sooner you receive a professional intervention, the more favorable and less expensive costs can be.
 
Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186, our recovery and restoration team is there for you 24/7. From a simple water cleanup to extensive stormwater removal and repair, we are there.

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How Prattville Professionals in Remediate Wet Smoke Damage

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Prattville Professionals in Remediate Wet Smoke Damage Different types of fires create distinctive smoke residue. SERVPRO can test the damage to determine the best cleaning method to restore your home.

Recognition and Remediation of Wet Smoke Fire Damage in Prattville

A slow burning fire frequently presents more of a challenge than those that burn quickly. If a fire is left unattended, then the levels of smoke damage tend to be wet smoke predominately. These circumstances might occur by leaving an appliance like a hob or iron on when leaving the house. Wet smoke particles are much tougher to clean than faster-burning dry smoke residues, but with professional assistance, you can get your home back to its preloss condition.

Slow burning fire damage in Prattville residences is usually identifiable by a pre-test. SERVPRO technicians conduct these tests to understand what types of smoke we are dealing with and what procedure to take to ensure an efficient service. Although both wet and dry smoke is present in house fires, a large amount of either type allows us to determine the damages as predominantly wet or dry. We can also recognize and remediate protein fires as well as those caused by furnace puff back.

Slow burning fires which draw in fewer air currents create wet smoke deposits. The low level of air occurring during a slow burning fire means that the smoke deposits have more time to work into cavities around the home. These crevices are usually harder to reach and therefore, harder to remediate. Aerosols can also weaken finished surfaces and penetrate those that are non-finished.

When a SERVPRO technician recognizes wet smoke residues in the property, the first course of action is to use chemical agents alongside agitative cleaning methods. Unfortunately, these are not always effective, and we may need to strip and refinish surfaces around the home, including walls and ceilings. In some cases, replacement may be required to remove wet smoke deposits altogether, but we promise to work with a restore rather than replace method that keeps your claim rates low.

When you need restoration of wet smoke damage, contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186.

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Guaranteed No Stress Flood Damage Restoration in Your Wetumpka Home

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Guaranteed No Stress Flood Damage Restoration in Your Wetumpka Home Flood damage can happen at the most inopportune times. Contact SERVPRO today for all flood damage remediation needs.

Where to Get Restoration After Flood Damage in Your Wetumpka Home

Flooding is a problem that no one wants to encounter. Unfortunately, buildings close to a river can flood after the river breaks its banks. Severe thunderstorms and hurricanes can also cause flash flooding in cities. Flood waters can ruin your belongings and affect your home’s structure, resulting in expensive repairs.

If your Wetumpka home has flood damage, you can hire a professional water damage restoration company to reduce the destruction. An experienced company like SERVPRO can remove the water and dry your property quickly. We can use portable pumps to remove as much standing water as possible from a home to expedite the drying process.

Once we remove the water, we can conduct moisture readings for the floors, ceilings, and walls to determine which areas need drying. The moisture readings also enable our technicians to estimate how long the drying process can take and when you can return to your home. We can also heat the affected areas. Drying occurs faster when rooms are heated to 70 to 90 degrees because hot air can hold high levels of moisture. We can use portable heaters if a home heating system is not functioning. We then use dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also perform some repairs after completing the water cleanup and drying process. Where it’s the hardwood flooring or walls that have sustained damage, our restorers can make them look like new again. If the floodwaters have soaked into your carpet, we can remove and discard it since flood waters usually have bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. If the damage is serious, we can work with subcontractors to perform the necessary repairs. Our technicians are compassionate and can ensure that your home is restored exactly the way you want it. We have the expertise to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”

When dealing with flood damage in your home, SERVPRO of Prattville can assist you to restore the property to its preloss, safe, healthy and clean conditions. Our staff has sophisticated equipment to deal with water and its potential complications. Contact us through our twenty-four-hour helpline at (334) 358-1186 for prompt restoration.

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When Storms Bring Water Inside Your Tallahassee Home

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Storms Bring Water Inside Your Tallahassee Home Are you ready for spring and summer storms? Call SERVPRO of Prattville to remediate any storm damage

Reliable Water Removal in a Tallahassee Rental Home

While May in Alabama only averages a few inches of rain compared to the summer, a lot can happen during those springtime showers. When a tree limb falls on your roof and causes a ceiling leak that affects your hardwood floor, for example, you may suddenly have much more to worry about that just patching up your roofing. Rainwater can invite in a myriad of structural maladies on top of the risk of mold. Worse still, water in your hardwood can affect your subflooring and damage both layers of the floor in your home.  

If roof damage after a storm requires water removal in your Tallassee residence, the technicians at SERVPRO are ready to assist you. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster so your home can be restored to its pre-damage condition in as little as 24 hours thanks to our emergency response team.  

After extracting any free water with portable, extractors or a wet/dry vacuum and moving and cleaning any furniture or other items affected by water, we can get to work on your waterlogged ceiling. Small vent holes can be drilled to both remove water and allow for better ventilation. Air movers and low-grain refrigerant dehumidifiers are used in tandem to pull up moisture and replace it with warm, dry air to safely remove storm water from porous surfaces such as wood, and drywall.  

Hardwood flooring is salvageable with the help of a large sheet of 6-millimeter plastic or polyethylene and specialized drying equipment. This sheeting creates a separate space for moisture pulled up by air movers and dehumidifiers for more effective water extraction. A well-isolated chamber that traps moisture for removal is also vital for preserving the plywood subflooring under your hardwood.  

SERVPRO of Prattville is ready to mitigate disasters that occur in your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Give us a call today at (334) 358-1186 to leave your home clean and free of moisture once more.

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Flood Damage Remediation Success in Wetumpka: Back To Basics

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Remediation Success in Wetumpka: Back To Basics Flood damage can overtake an entire neighborhood. Don't let it ruin your home. Contact SERVPRO for help.

Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Wetumpka is a Messy Job

The darkened skies during a torrential downpour can bring darkened water into homes around Wetumpka and leave them soaked with mud and silt. Among the soils deposited, homeowners often find waterlogged plants, other organic materials, and garbage that became washed into their homes. Because SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated business, we understand the possibilities that rainstorms can cause in our area.

When a customer calls us about their house because it sustained flood damage in Wetumpka, we assure them that we can get their home back to normal again. Flooding leaves messes behind that the CDC considers extremely harmful and full of possible unwanted health effects for anyone who comes into contact with the water from flooding, or saturated materials after the waters recede. To avoid these risks, our team members all have their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and other safety gear.

Once we arrive, we do our initial inspection and consultation with you. As our inspector does this, our team members begin unloading our Green Fleet of the necessary equipment. We use buckets, shovels, rakes, brushes, and hoses to rid your home of the flood's filth. Getting things clean again takes time, and we do not want to waste any in getting started.

Because many items, like electronics and other electricity-using appliances, can become damaged if not cared for correctly, we call one of our trusted partners to inspect and test these items for you. We provide the initial cleanup of these items, making them safe for our partners to handle, however. The same applies to electrical systems and plumbing, as well as gas lines.

We often prepare an area where our partners can safely work, while other times, the item might need transporting to their site for more detailed inspections and repair work. This also protects your belongings from possible cross-contamination or other damage while we work, as well as providing us with additional space to work in your home that we would not have access to, otherwise.

SERVPRO of Prattville has dedicated specialists and partners who want to help your family recover after flood damage makes your home unlivable. Contact us at (334) 358-1186 if your home is in the Autaugaville, Elmore, or Eclectic areas for more information and fast service by experienced professionals.

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Let SERVPRO Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Wetumpka Home After A Fire

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let SERVPRO Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Wetumpka Home After A Fire We arrive quickly and begin the restoration process with our experience, expertise and necessary equipment. Don't hesitate and call us right away.

Unattended Candle vs Living Room Curtains = Fire Damage in Wetumpka

Candles are one of the most frequent culprits for fire damage in living rooms. Left unattended, they post a risk of loss especially for furnishings, window treatments and electronics.

SERVPRO worked on fire damage in a Wetumpka living room caused by a candle. The homeowner regularly burned them and was only out of the room a short time talking with a neighbor at the end of her driveway when she saw smoke pouring out of her garage doorway. The fire was extinguished quickly using a home fire extinguisher, but the area around a window including the curtains was a loss.

SERVPRO arrived within hours and asked the homeowner to turn off the HVAC to stop soot from cross-contaminating other areas of the home through the ductwork. Then while a team of technicians removed the contents too charred to restore from the room, another technician contained the damaged area to stop the spread of soot and odors. The residue left behind by the fire extinguishers was quickly vacuumed up and removed.

Technicians set up high-velocity exhaust fans to speed ventilation in the living room and then began the process of cleaning the smoke damaged area. The homeowner had a high gloss enamel paint on her walls, and this did not allow smoke to penetrate but instead spread across the surface where it was easily cleaned using our professional-grade solutions.
Odor control is never a one-size-fits-all solution. Often the application of multiple methods is necessary to neutralize odors. An air scrubber lowered but did not eliminate the residual odors left behind in the carpeting and a chair that was close to the fire. So the technician chose to use a thermal fogger eradicate the remaining smoke odor, which uses a deodorizing solution delivered as a hot fog that overtakes odors in porous or absorbent items. We also inspected and cleaned the ducts to ensure the odor did not return when the HVAC was back on.

We know when you have fire damage, you need help quickly. SERVPRO of Prattville has emergency response teams available 24-hours a day by calling (334) 358-1186, and our technicians can make it "Like it never even happened."

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How to Restore Your Water Damaged Prattville Home

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Restore Your Water Damaged Prattville Home Call SERVPRO at the first sign of water damage to restore your property.

Prattville based experts in water damage and restoration

Flood damage can devastate your property and leave you feeling isolated but contacting the right experts in Alabama is crucial to ensuring you minimize further deterioration to your property and give yourself the best chance of a successful restoration.  

Floods are a recurring problem for residents of Prattville, and the water damage they leave behind is heartbreaking for property owners, whether it is your family home or your business that is affected. It could be hard to recover from an event of this nature but having the best help available at your disposal can make all the difference to the quality of the restoration work.  

Our truck mount can extract 36,000 gallons of lost water per day compared to around 30 gallons per day with a dehumidifier; demonstrating the importance of the initial physical extraction. A liquid is straightforward to remove than moisture from the air.  You can minimize the damage by getting in contact with an expert from SERVPRO as soon as possible is crucial to minimize the damage to your property. As well as industrial strength pumps our technicians use wet/dry vacuums significantly reducing drying time and preventing secondary water damage.  

It is much more efficient for our experts to remove water in its liquid form, in fact, its 1200 times more efficient, so the faster you contact SERVPRO after an emergency the higher your chances of achieving a successful restoration for your property. Our experts can remove lost water no matter where it is, whether it is in liquid form or evaporated into the air causing humidity; however, leaving any lost water to sit risks allowing it to spread to as yet unaffected parts of your property, as well as soaking deeper into furnishings and the structure of the property itself.  

Our response times are second to none, and we treat every incident as the emergency it is for you. With our wealth of hands-on experience you can feel safe with us, as our technicians manage the entire restoration process for you. If water damage has affected your property, contact SERVPRO of Prattville, your local experts in water restoration, 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.

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Call Our Specialists Immediately After A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Prattville

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Call Our Specialists Immediately After A Flood Has Damaged Your Home In Prattville SERVPRO of Prattville knows dealing with flood damage can feel overwhelming.

Flood Damage Remediation Requires Fast Action in Prattville

This area of Montgomery county experiences flood damage occasionally due to our proximity to the Tennessee River. When water intrusions happen, even a little can saturate flooring, soak up into drywall and bring secondary issues such as toxins, mold and foul odors.

When SERVPRO receives an emergency call to clean up flood damage in Prattville, our team gets to work quickly. During the initial phone call, your situation is handled with professionalism and compassion for what you are experiencing. Our certified technicians know flooding in a home is life-altering, and our goal is to assist homeowners in returning their homes and lives to normal.

Why SERVPRO? Flood water in your home requires fast action. Our local emergency response teams arrive within a few hours of your initial call and begin accessing the damage. The green service vehicle has the equipment and supplies to start remediating the water damage immediately. We can handle any size water loss situation. For large scale water extraction, we have truck mounted pumps that can remove thousands of gallons of water quickly.

Proper drying of a home after water extraction is more than just setting up fans. Our technicians set up the air movers at angles to move moist air up and out. Each set up is unique to the area we are drying. Particular attention is paid to areas where water may have been absorbed such as behind drywall. Weep holes are drilled if needed to allow for adequate air circulation to dry behind walls and ensure complete lowering of moisture levels to inhibit mold growth. Possessions that are saturated may be dried on site or packed up and dried in our special facilities using our proprietary methods.

SERVPRO of Prattville knows dealing with flood damage can feel overwhelming. Call us at (334) 358-1186 and speak with one of our certified technicians. Our emergency response technicians are available any time you call 24-hours a day to clean, dry and deodorize your home and contents to their preloss condition.

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What is a Puff Back and How Can it Cause Fire Damage to Your Wetumpka Home?

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What is a Puff Back and How Can it Cause Fire Damage to Your Wetumpka Home? Inspect your furnace annually to help prevent possible fire damage.

Puff Backs Happen in Wetumpka When Your Furnace Malfunctions

Not all fire damage we tackle comes from an actual fire. Puff back is a malfunction of an oil-burning furnace that sends soot and residue all over walls, ceilings and any objects in the path of the spew from the unit. This situation often occurs after the furnace has been off for some time and then turned back on and fails to ignite initially. Vapors build up in the ignition chamber, and when the spark from the igniter attempts to light, soot and oil residue blow through the exhaust system into the home. Anywhere this is a register has the potential to spread the soot throughout the home.  

When SERVPRO remediates a Wetumpka home for fire damage type issues after a puff back, our technicians first determine where the soot and residue have landed within the home. The soot damage can range from light particles that are barely visible on countertops to oily dark streaks and solids that resemble a spider's web, and then there is the smell. The odor left behind is unpleasant and needs eradicating.  

Damage from a puff back should never be cleaned up on your own. Soot particles can be unhealthy to breathe, and the home requires professional cleaning. SERVPRO technicians have both the knowledge and equipment such as HEPA filtered air scrubbers in tandem with activated charcoal filters to remove the odor-causing particles from the air. Technicians hand-clean restorable items using professional-grade cleaners and wet and dry sponge techniques.  

SERVPRO has certified Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) experienced in removing foul odors from homes, and they have numerous resources at their disposal. Thermal fogging is a very effective way to neutralize foul odors left behind by a puff back. The OCT uses a fogger to deliver a hot vapor that works much like smoke and penetrates porous objects to eliminate the odors and leave no trace of the smoke or soot odor.  

A puff back is just as dangerous as fire damage and should be professionally cleaned up as soon as possible. To get started, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186, and one of our expert technicians can begin the process to turn back the clock on the damage to your home and make it "like it never even happened."

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