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Why You Should Always Choose SERVPRO® | SERVPRO® of Prattville

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

lady with prayer hands Contact us to see how we can help your business or organization. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186.

There are quite a few fire restoration companies around which is why we know how hard it can be to decide which company is the “right” one for you.

SERVPRO has been around for a long-time helping customers restore their homes, businesses and comfort. Our main goal has always been to make it “Like it never even happened.” Here are just a few reasons why SERVPRO has repeat customers and why we are number one in our area of expertise.

We have always been honest.

Throughout the entire restoration process, we strive to have open and clear communication with our customers. We will tell you the extent of the damage, what it will require to repair your home or business and what that process will look like. We also follow through every step of the way. If we say we will do something, we ALWAYS do. We are also highly skilled and trained professionals. Every one of our staff members are certified to know the right steps in order to restore it like new. SERVPRO prides themselves on strong work ethic and following through until the job is complete.

When a local church in Montgomery, Alabama had a devastating fire in their building, they trusted SERVPRO to help.

Fire damage is never an easy fix when you go through it alone which is why SERVPRO is ready when the catastrophes arise. We are selective in our hiring process to not only provide our customers the best of the best, but also to have compassionate, empathetic technicians who understand how difficult this process can be.

First Baptist Church of Montgomery recently posted an update about the fire and restoration process that we have been assisting them with over the last few months. Here is what they said:

“75 Day Update- in all three worship services on Sunday, we’ll have a time to pray for and say, “Thank you!” to our friends at SERVPRO. We’ll also be providing a meal on Monday for their crew. They’re doing a fantastic job! ““Scaffolding is nearing completion in the Main Sanctuary, the Main Sanctuary lights are temporarily in Welcome Center for Protection, the SERVPRO workers walk around on stilts to put up ceiling tiles throughout the building, all carpet has been ordered, the Painters are doing fantastic and working quickly throughout the education space and work on the new pews & reception office has begun! “

Why you should choose SERVPRO?

It is because we are always ready for when catastrophe strikes, we are highly trained & empathetic, and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”  We are not grandstanding; we just want you to experience what this church experienced. We have always and will always be here to help you.

Contact us today to see how we can help your business or organization. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186.

Experience a Higher Standard of Biohazard Cleaning for Commercial Facilities | SERVPRO® of Prattville

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

certifed servpro cleaned image Let's set up a consultation to get your commercial facility Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned today. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186.

Professional biohazard cleaning is for everyone.

Your employees, church parishioners, government staff, office staff, teachers, students and hospital workers and patients deserve to feel confident that you're doing everything you can to ensure a safe, clean place for gathering. This is especially true during our current biohazard situation.

SERVPRO of Prattville is just a call away and can quickly restore your building to a cleaner version of itself. Our defensive and proactive pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond standard janitorial cleaning.

Here's our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Process, Biohazard Cleaning at it's Best

  • We'll begin with a consultation to customize our program to your needs.
  • We will use EPA-approved hospital-grade cleaning solutions to clean a facility. Don't worry, we adhere to CDC recommendations.

  • We place our shield where your employees and patrons will your commitment to cleanliness.

When you need your building to be "Certified: SERVPRO® Cleaned", SERVPRO® of Prattville has the training and commercial equipment to help make it "Like it never even happened."

We have the expertise to deliver commercial biohazard cleaning for all types of facilities including:

  • Small office Buildings
  • Large Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big -Box Stores
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Let's set up a consultation today. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186.

Why Hire a Professional to Repair Water Damage in Your Home? | SERVPRO® of Prattville

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

visible cracks in a beige colored wall and ceiling  due to water damage SERVPRO of Prattville will make it "Like it never even happened." Call us 24/7 for prompt service at (334) 358-1186.

Water damage efficient, effective, and fast cleanup. It’s best to hire a professional company that specializes in water damage restoration. Our professional technicians have the skill and industrial-grade equipment to tackle every corner of your home with ease and effectiveness. Attempting to do the job on your own is possible under mild circumstances but imagine the expensive repairs you will have to deal with later if your cleanup was inadequate and caused extensive structural damage to your home’s foundation, building materials, and your furnishings.

What You Should Know About Water Damage Cleanup?

Water damage cleanup is a good way to prevent structural damage and mold growth. Mold and mildew may start growing within several days of the flood or fire (residual standing water from the extinguishing efforts.) These problems pose a hazardous risk to you and your family because exposure to fungi can cause negative health effects. If your home’s structural foundation is damaged, then your roof and walls may collapse over time. Therefore, water damage cleanup is so important to save your home. These emergency tips will help you in your quest to protect your home against water damage.

Restoring Your Home

We use water pumps, wet vacuums, air movers, dehumidifiers and even squeegees to rid your home of water and moisture. This quick water restoration action will mitigate the growth of mold and mildew while protecting the structural integrity of your home. A water damage repair process may involve the following:

  • Home water damage inspection and assessment
  • Water removal and extraction
  • Drying and dehumidifying
  • Cleanup and sanitization using proprietary cleaning agents
  • Restoration first, and replacement, if necessary

SERVPRO of Prattville will do the job professionally and with expertise. Our IICRC and in-house training helps us to rank us as a top 10 franchise organization in Entrepreneur Magazine more than for 7-years running. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."  Call us 24/7 for prompt service at (334) 358-1186.

What is Moisture Mapping? | SERVPRO® of Prattville

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Graphic of What is Moisture Mapping We'll make it "Like it never even happened." Call us 24/7 for prompt service at (334) 358-1186.

Demystifying Moisture Mapping

Moisture Mapping is a process of determining moisture levels, in real numbers, throughout the affected areas of your property. This may include infra-red detection for temperature variations, moisture meters, and hygrometers to ensure all hidden pockets of water or moisture are uncovered and dried. The next step is to utilize large, powerful air movers to increase circulation, thereby increasing the evaporation rate of unwanted water and humidity. Then dehumidifiers, chemical, and mechanical types are also installed for rapid and thorough drying. The final touches include fogging with specialized equipment to deodorize and to sanitize your home.

Why Do We Use Moisture Mapping?

Water damage is sometimes hidden. It's the reason most homeowners, property managers and commercial building managers think they can take care of it without the help of a professional.  What usually happens is, water is dried up enough to satisfy the eye and it seems if the water problem has been remedied. Weeks or months later, strong smells, wall or floor discoloration or buckling begins to occur, showing signs of persistent water damage.  At this point in time, the water damaged areas become costlier to mitigate and may necessitate preventing the use of the area. This causes inconvenience to homeowners and a possible loss of revenue for businesses. 

If you experience water damage in any capacity, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186. We are more than happy to come out and assess your water damage situation, provide water damage mitigation, restoration and even reconstruction if need be.

Here's Why Quick Response Time Is Key to Flood Damage | SERVPRO® of Prattville

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

aerial view of flood damage to a city SERVPRO of Prattville is at your doorstep ready to work within four hours of your first call to us.

After a flood, your home likely has significant damage requiring fast restoration work. A rapid response and smooth restoration process are critical to ensuring as little time and money are spent on the damages as possible. We built around a strategy of mitigation, meaning we can respond around the clock to local homeowners' disasters and provide appropriate immediate care to stop further damage from occurring. However, many homeowners ask, why is speed so important in our playbook?

Stopping Further Water and/or Mold Damage

The most important reason we respond so quickly to flood damage is to reduce the overall damage taken by the structure. While there may be significant initial damage already from the flood, this can grow far more severe in a matter of hours as water remains in the building and further damages begin to manifest. Standing water may seep into materials and create long-term problems or pockets of water, potentially breaking down the home's foundation. In the shorter term, if water is not removed within a few hours of the flood, mold can start to grow and become a much more troubling issue for the home. In addition to responding and acting quickly to the scene of damage, SERVPRO inspectors are careful to monitor for these added damages as mitigation efforts are taken.

Speeding Up Flood Recovery Times

By arriving early to the scene, we can set up critical systems such as water extractors, dehumidifiers, and other water removal tools to hasten the drying process. The faster drying is complete, the sooner we can begin to work on repairing damages, and the less of them we must handle. These advantages may speed up restoration times by days or even weeks, depending on the severity of the flood.

SERVPRO of Prattville is at your doorstep ready to work within four hours of your first call to us. For our help or more information on our services, call us at (334) 358-1186.

What Happens When There is Fire Damage to Your Prattville Business? | SERVPRO® of Prattville

10/1/2021 (Permalink)

Fire flame at a Prattville Business Call (334) 358-1186 at any hour of the day or night if your business sustains fire and water damage.

Imagine getting a phone call in the middle of the night.  Your business is on fire. You rush to the office only to be greeted by a strong smoky odor of gasoline and chemicals. Ash and burn stains are all over the place.  An overwhelming feeling of shock and stress overcomes you. It is devastating to realize your business is vandalized by fire.  Not only is your business interrupted but your employees are shaken.

Hopefully this never happens to you.  But, if it does, it's best to have a plan in place when such a tragic event occurs.  You want experts in your corner who not only know what to do but can do it quickly.

Prattville Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Fire threats can often prove the most challenging since our, SERVPRO of Prattville, IICRC-certified restoration technicians must wait until first responders and firefighters have left the scene before we can begin mitigation, debris removal, and reconstruction.

We are Prattville’s First Choice Fire and Water Damage Experts

We specialize in fire and water damage restoration. We have advance training in restoration techniques, and the experience and specialized industrial equipment to quickly restore your property. Our specialties include but are not limited to:

  • Fire Damage & Smoke Damage Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration

If your Prattville, Alabama church, commercial facility, or school suffers fire or water damage, you can depend on us. Call (334) 358-1186 at any hour of the day to schedule services. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Do You Know How Long It Takes for Mold to Grow After Water Damage? | SERVPRO® of Prattville

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Prattville - Mold on an Apartment Door Mildew and mold will develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure. It will continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source. - FEMA.gov

According to FEMA.gov, “mildew and mold will develop within 24-48 hours of water exposure. Even worse, it will continue to grow until steps are taken to eliminate the source of moisture, and effectively deal with the mold problem.” Mold feeds on humidity and darkness. Since water seeps into the tiniest of crevices, self-drying will most times prove to be a losing battle.

Does water damage always cause mold?

The name of the game in water damage is removing all water and resulting moisture as quickly as possible. If the affected area is not dry within 24 hours, mold begins to grow.

How do you prevent mold from water damage?

Get rid of the water fast! Professional assistance is almost always needed. Here’s how SERVPRO® of Prattville helps you to prevent mold.

  1. Fast Water Damage Restoration Service – We pride ourselves on being “faster to any disaster”. This gives our clients an advantage. The quicker we remove the water, the greater the chance of preventing mold and further damage.
  2. Technically Trained Water Damage Specialists – We are trained and certified in mitigating water damage. You can trust that we will be thorough and professional in removing the water damage from your home and restoring your Prattville home. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”
  3. We Provide Water Damaged Property Reconstruction Services - We have reliably served Prattville, AL homeowners since 1977. We cleanup, restore and reconstruct your water damaged home with precision and professionalism.

If you have water damage anywhere in your home or business, you can count on us to help. You can contact us at any hour of the day to learn more about our services or to report damages.

What Your Business Should Do Immediately After a Severe Thunderstorm Hits | SERVPRO® of Prattville

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage sign | Prattville, Alabama Count on SERVPRO® of Prattville to respond quickly to storm damage at your business. Contact us at any hour.

Small business owners like you work tirelessly to ensure the success of their businesses. When the unexpected happens you want to be certain you have a plan that works. Severe thunderstorms fall into the unexpected and unpredictable categories and can be catastrophic.  Having a plan to deal with the resulting storm damage is key.

Get Everyone to Safety

After a storm rolls through, getting associates to safety is the top priority. Create an emergency escape plan so people know where to go after disaster strikes.

Contact Emergency Officials

Create an emergency list of contacts.  Emergency officials include government agencies, company officials, insurance companies and damage restoration companies like us, SERVPRO® of Prattville.  Keeping this list in multiple places including an app that all associates have access to will help recovery efforts move along faster.

If your business suffers storm damage, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our commercial storm damage restoration process.

The Top Three Things You Should Do After Experiencing Storm Damage | SERVPRO® Of Prattville

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage to Home Prattville Alabama Storm damage? Contact SERVPRO of Prattville for any restoration project. We work with you and your insurance company to get you back to normal.

Prattville, Alabama families aren’t strangers to major storms. Still, severe storms and the damage they present to your homes is stressful and can be overwhelming.  However, there are a few things that you should do immediately after experiencing storm damage to return your home and life back to normal as quickly as possible. 

Assess the Damage 

When reviewing storm damage around your home, be extremely careful.  Powerlines may be down or exposed, floodwater may contain dangerous debris and damaged trees may still lose limbs. Wear the appropriate gear to protect yourself while surveying the property.

Call Your Insurance Company

Find out what’s covered immediately. Stay on top of your agent to ensure your needs are being handled in a timely fashion. Take photos of as much of the damage as you can. Have pre-damage photos of your home on hand as well. This will help with getting accurate insurance adjustments and restoration services.

Check for Disaster Assistance

Visit FEMA’s disaster assistance website to determine if assistance is available in your area.  The questionnaire is anonymous and will populate recovery assistance types and contact information. When storm damage is severe enough, FEMA representatives may be walking your area.  In this case, speak with a local representative to start the process. 

All three of the post-storm damage actions above require quick response times.If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm damage restoration process.

How to Quickly Respond to Water Damage in Your Commercial Facility | SERVPRO® of Prattville

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged concrete on business walls and floor If you need water damage assistance at your business, we’re here. Contact SERVPRO® of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 to learn more.

Storms blow through.  Sprinkler lines break.  Plumbing overflows. 

Water damage, seen or unseen, can wreak havoc in warehouses.  Production time can suffer, inventory is damaged and structural integrity becomes insecure. When water damage strikes at your warehouse or other commercial facility, you need a plan.

Act Fast

Time is money. Acting quickly can save thousands, sometimes millions.

Locate and stop the damage. Most water damage involves either the plumbing system or sudden floods from storms. Know where your water valve is to shut it off.  Be able to locate the most vulnerable, standing-water prone areas to stop the damage. If you’re new or unfamiliar with the warehouse, grab a blueprint or a more seasoned associate. Perhaps grab an associate trained by SERVPRO® to be emergency ready at all times. Again, timeliness counts.

Call the professionals

SERVPRO® of Prattville specializes in large scale loss due to water damage. We respond quickly and, in most times, in under one hour. If your warehouse sustains water damage, you can count on us to help. 

Contact us at any hour to learn more about our water damage restoration process.