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For Immediate Service in Prattville, Call SERVPRO

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Prattville provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Prattville. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

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

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 334-358-1186

Residential Services

Whether your Prattville home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Prattville commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: 

Prattville Flood Damage Precautions To Take

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Prattville Flood Damage Precautions To Take 

When you first see Prattville flood damage invading your business or home, you’ll have that sinking feeling as your belongings are under mud and debris. Possessions and important papers are likely soaked through after a Lilburn flood has gone through the building, however before you wade into the water and try to salvage anything essential that you can, think about your own safety and be careful. 

There are several steps you can take according to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency to keep yourself safe from water damage in Prattville:  

Put on protective clothing first, such as boots and rubber gloves to protect yourself from possible infections and bacteria.

Do not put your hands near your mouth or face while you are working.

Turn off the main power to your business or home before beginning any work.

Look for shifts in the building and cracks in the foundation.

Open up windows and doors to assist in drying out the rooms and prevent mold from forming.

Get rid of any standing water. Pump out basements slowly, about a third of the water each day to avoid any added pressure on walls and flooring. The water soaked grounds can cause the basement walls to collapse.

Clean up any silt, mud or other debris before it dries out.

As soon as you can, hose down walls and then hose them a second time with water that has disinfectant or bleach. Disinfect surfaces such as shelving.

Any appliances which have insulation will not be easy to clean up. Instead, have them checked by a professional service person before you try using them again.

Take out any furnishings and soaked materials after experiencing flood damage in Lilburn. Mattresses and fully upholstered furnishings can’t be cleaned and will need to be destroyed to avoid any health problems.

Rugs and carpeting can be cleaned. Carpeting which is permanently attached needs to be removed first before you try cleaning it. Clean the items outside or have them cleaned by a professional company.

Items such as bedspreads, sheets, draperies and curtains will need to be washed with detergents and very hot water, or they can be dry-cleaned professionally.

Any food items which got flooded need to be thrown away unless they are in cans which are not damaged by the flood, or in glass jars that are commercially sealed. Make sure to sanitize the container before you open it.

Sanitize your pans, pots, glassware, dishes, utensils and any other items that you plan on keeping. Many of these can be boiled for ten minutes to kill any germs.

When you are suffering from flood damage, it is important that you take the necessary precautions for cleaning up so you can prevent further damage and any dangerous health hazards to yourself and your family. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

For professional clean up help, get in touch with SERVPRO of Prattville. We will be happy to help you anytime when you call us at 334-358-1186. 

How Floods Can Damage Your Home

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Expertly Removes Storm Water After Flooding to Mitigate Structural Damage

Storm flooding is often the most destructive and dangerous type of flooding, as it is unpredictable, in high volumes and typically composed of Black Water, which contains heavy debris and many contaminants. Flooding after storms cause some of the most devastating and costly damage possible to home and sometimes has the potential to destroy the place completely. There are some ways that serious storm flooding can hit a house, directly or indirectly. 

Water Source Overflow 

Some of the worst flooding storm damage in Prattville comes from overflowing water sources. Rivers, ponds, streams, or any other water source can rise over its banks to flood the surrounding area and any buildings within it. Any home near a water source is vulnerable to this type of damage, but homes located near a bend or twist in a stream are at particular risk. 

Septic Tanks and Sewage Overflow 

In some cases, faulty or swamped sewage and septic systems may overflow during a storm, dumping heavy and potentially toxic sewage water onto a street or property. This water is highly dangerous, as it most often carries dangerous pathogens and viruses and can infect people and pets. SERVPRO advises you not to come in contact with Black Water.

Flash Floods and Street Overflow 

In the event of sudden, massive rainfall, flash flooding can quickly start a flood in otherwise unassuming areas. Streets can become swamped and filled with water, and this can overflow onto nearby properties. Even homes on high ground aren't necessarily safe from this type of flooding. 

Basement Flooding 

Basement flooding can be caused by any one of the above but deserves its mention due to how bad damage can be. Basements collect water from a wide area and often take on multiple feet of water even if the flood itself was only a few inches. Basements often require substantial water removal and pumping by our technicians, and should be seen to as quickly as possible. We have portable generators and sump pumps for emergency use on hand at all times.

SERVPRO of Prattville is locally owned and operated so as to provide fast, expert care and mitigation services in the event of a storm. If your home has been damaged in a recent storm, call us 24/7 as soon as possible at (334) 358-1186.

SERVPRO of Prattville Can Help With Your Fire Damage

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in Prattville is one of the worst issues a residential property owner may have to experience. In addition to destroying an individual's valuable possessions, fires can do serious damage to the structural integrity of your property. However, learning more about what steps to take following a fire can help you limit stress, save money, and restore order in your life. To accomplish these objectives, SERVPRO of Prattville offers the following short outline regarding fire damage recovery steps:

Once a large fire strikes your property forcing you to vacate, you should not reenter. Unfortunately, fires can do significant damage to the foundation and structure of your property. This means that the house can harbor dangerous elements like sagging ceilings, hidden sharp objects, and electrical breakdowns. It's also important to note that your property probably has standing water following the fire due to the extinguishing activities of firefighters. These factors, a few among many, make your property a dangerous place to be. Be sure to consult with the department fire marshal or another official to learn when it is safe to reenter the home.

Contact A Fire Damage Restoration Company like SERVPRO of Prattville after you call your insurance company. When your property has been impacted by fire, SERVPRO of Prattville possess the expertise, equipment, and training necessary to restore your fire damaged property with skill and speed. There are numerous steps that fire damage restoration experts will complete restoring your property. Some of them include:

  • a thorough assessment of damages
  • creation of a customized treatment plan
  • cleaning, drying, and smoke and soot removal (including odors)
  • elimination of damaged items like rugs, drapes, and carpets
  • mold remediation, if lingering water has created this issue

DIY Cleanup and Restoration Are Difficult.

Although many homeowners are tempted to complete the fire damage remediation process for themselves, you should avoid this course of action. Homeowners do not possess the specialized equipment necessary to complete the fire remediation work quickly and correctly. Additionally, property owners are unaware of the health and safety hazards involved in the remediation process. This means that attempting to complete the restoration process on your own could make you susceptible to injury and illness.

Let the professionals of SERVPRO of Prattville assist you. Once you realize that you're in need of fire damage remediation services, there's only one company to call: SERVPRO of Prattville. Our excellent technicians are IICRC-certified and work with skill and persistence to ensure that every corner of your Prattville home is restored to its former condition. Our industry experience has given us a profound awareness of how to expedite and optimize every component of the restoration process, and this is why we achieve such high levels of client satisfaction. "Like it never even happened."

Have Fire and Smoke Damage? Call Today 334.358.1186

SERVPRO of Prattville knows that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for homes or businesses, day or night. Call us for help.

How To Stop Water Damage

4/8/2020 (Permalink)

You want to avoid water damage in a building at all costs. The damage that water can do is sometimes worse than a fire in older buildings. You need to be vigilant about a few important areas of the building. You can take a few steps to stop water damage from ever occurring.

Watch For Problems with Flashing

The flashing on the roof of the building can rust, fall off or become dislodged at any time. You want to constantly watch for problems with the flashing especially after storms or high wind. If you notice exposed flashing, rusted pieces or gaps around corners on the roof, then you need a contractor to repair that flashing immediately since water will have an easy path into the building.

Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear and Repaired

Gutters and downspouts do the important work of preventing water from drenching exterior walls and pooling at the base of the building. You would have to constantly deal with foundation damage and disintegrating walls without them. Keep the gutters and downspouts clear. Clean them out regularly to prevent debris from building up. If anything comes loose, then secure the gutter or downspout back to the building. Replace corroded or damaged sections. Consider using a gutter guard to block debris and a heating system to prevent ice dams.

Have Your Roof Inspected Regularly

Your roof could have any number of problems that you would never see without specialized training and tools. Those hidden problems could be allowing huge amounts of water to pour into the walls and rot away the framework of the building. You need to have your roof inspected regularly by knowledgeable professionals. You want to do this in the spring and the fall to check for damage between seasons.

Pay Attention to Plumbing Fixtures

Pay close attention to the plumbing fixtures. This could be any sink, drain or toilet. If they start running slow, losing pressure or backing up, then you have a potential issue that could already be causing water damage to the building. You need to be observant and call for help as soon as you notice anything unusual.

Think About Putting Drains or Pans in Key Areas

Floor drains and collection pans can stop water damage from occurring to your Prattville home. They need to be put in key locations. Drains can go in bathrooms or basements. Collection pans can be set under hoses, appliances or even frequently used sinks.

Carefully Examine Your Plumbing Twice a Year

You want to walk through the building and examine the plumbing at least once every six months. Look for any signs that something is leaking such as mold, discolored floors or moisture on the fittings. Check the condition of the pipes. Have anything that is leaking, damaged or suspicious inspected and replaced by a plumber.

Have Your Sewer Lines Professionally Inspected

Schedule regular sewer line and backflow system inspections once every year or two. If the sewer line or backflow preventer breaks, then the building or foundation could be quickly flooded with wastewater. An inspection will ensure that everything is in good condition and working properly.

Have Primary and Backup Sump Pumps

If there is a basement, put primary and back up sump pumps in the building. The main pump will turn on once water causes a float to rise on the unit. The pump will remove the water. The backup pump will activate if the first one fails or water is coming in too fast for one unit to handle.

Keep a Leak Repair or Management Kit Ready

Create a leak repair or management kit that includes things such as duct tape, a wrench, sheets of plastic and sponges. Keep mops near the kit and make sure everyone knows where it is. If someone can get to the kit quickly when a leak is detected, then it might be possible to prevent water damage until SERVPRO of Prattville arrives.

Installed a Monitored Leak Detector

Put monitored leak detection systems in the building. These systems will alert you if water starts leaking or filling a room. If the system is monitored, then a live person can react to the alert by contacting you, the authorities or a service technician. Some systems will even shut off the water if a leak starts.

Call SERVPRO of Prattville today at 334.358.1186

We are Cleaning Experts

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Prattville 334.358.1186




Faster Water Cleanup for Your Prattville Residence

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

When your Prattville home becomes a victim of a disaster that is spreading quickly throughout the property, you want to know that a phone call can retrieve experienced professionals with the ability to clean up the mess before your home becomes irreparably damaged. You need effective solutions to the water loss incident fast, and our franchise professionals can respond quickly to offer real-time results to the emergency in progress.

When a water disaster occurs, you need prompt water cleanup services for your Prattville home. Many homeowners can quickly discover that recovering their home from substantial water loss situations can be overwhelming, and even stopping the source of the damage can prove problematic. For example, many residents have shut off valves for the water supply into the plumbing for their home, but few know where this shut off is, let alone how to access it if it is not out in the open. In these scenarios, you need a professional crew that can arrive shortly after you call with the expertise and experience to shut off the source of the water damage and begin effective strategies to preserve the property through extraction, drying and cleanup efforts.

Our SERVPRO of Prattville professionals are a wise choice for restoring your home and mitigating the initial loss you could experience due to our commitment to have highly trained technicians available to our customers. Through the steps required to obtain the water restoration certification through the industry standard-setting organization IICRC, to our continued online and in-house educational opportunities, we can offer technicians prepared for a wide range of potential effects from significant water loss incidents to a property.

You often do not have the time to spare to get the damage and excess cleaned up when facing water loss incidents on the property. Instead of spending valuable time clicking through reviews on the internet, you can trust in the fast response and vast experience of our SERVPRO of Prattville water restoration specialists. Give us a call anytime that you need us at 334.358.1186.

SERVPRO of Prattville Can Clean Up Your Smoke And Soot Damage

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot are very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Prattville will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call SERVPRO of Prattville today at 334.358.1186

Why Choose Us?

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

Why should you choose SERVPRO of Prattville for your restoration and cleaning needs? 

Well, because we are trustworthy and we care. 

SERVPRO of Prattville is so grateful and happy to be a part of this community. We strive to not only restore and clean commercials and residential properties in the area but to also give back to the community. 

Most recently we partnered up with the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama for their Hometown Heroes program. Hometown Heroes is a program through which customers and businesses make a donation used to purchase Girl Scout cookies for our deployed military, local military troops and first responders. SERVPRO of Prattville partnered up with SERVPRO of Montgomery and Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama to donate $2000 worth of cookies to Prattville Fire Department, Montgomery Fire Department, and Tallassee Fire Department. 

It was a wonderful experience with the local girl scouts and the fire department’s staff. We can’t wait to do it again next year. 

Please call us for any of your restoration or cleaning needs at 334.358.1186. 

And please contact us for any partnerships or sponsorships at marketing@SERVPROofmontgomery.com

Commercial Cleaning Services

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Prattville offers commercial cleaning services?  Whether you need commercial office cleaning or industrial cleaning, we can help you! We have helped many businesses in Prattville, Wetumpka, And Tallassee. 

Some of our services are: 

Fire, Smoke and Soot Restoration Services In Prattville

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Prattville professionals can help provide a solution to your property’s fire damage needs. After a smoke or fire damage in your Prattville home or business, ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting, and floors. Will often need thorough cleaning. We will pretest to determine the extent of equipment and cleaning products required to clean and protect the different types of surfaces found in your facility. Depending on the amount of soot, SERVPRO of Prattville may even be able to reduce the cost of recovery by cleaning lighter soot deposits found on some surfaces, eliminating the expense incurred with repainting or refinishing.

All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies, and upholstery. SERVPRO of Prattville begins by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. We can provide wet or dry cleaning services. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. Finally, SERVPRO of Prattville can provide an inventory list of all “to be claimed” items if requested. 

Call us today at (334)358-1186

SERVPRO of Prattville has your back!

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO of Prattville for Immediate Water Removal When Your Business Needs Assistance

Commercial water damage can close the doors of a business enterprise. It may be a retail store, a doctor's office, an apartment complex, or even a big-box store. Disruptions to normal business patterns lead to loss of goodwill and revenue. Consider calling in a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to limit your losses.

Prattville water mitigation professionals are needed when it comes to handling unwanted water intrusion. Water damage can occur at any time and any place. It is important to be prepared to call a professional because water damage can be very hard to clean up by yourself. In fact, water gets into many places that are inaccessible. As a result, even after you have dried up the building yourself, you can still get mold and other problems in the building.  

It takes quick action to handle the damage efficiently. You have to make sure that all belongings are safe. If the water has gotten to some of the belongings, it is important to make sure that you clean them out as quickly as you can before any permanent damage occurs. All of the other items that you can save, you should do so. Afterward, you should contact a professionally certified team that will remove the water and use specialized drying equipment. Our SERVPRO of Prattville professionals are certified and have the equipment needed to take care of the water damage. 

SERVPRO of Prattville is a commercial water removal company that has experience in mitigating water damage. We know how to handle water damage that resulted from storms, clogs, natural disasters, and other similar events. We are always available when you call and will promptly dispatch a crew. Call us at (334) 358-1186.

Are You Ready?

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

The best way to reduce interruption to your business following a disaster is to plan for it now! It is estimated that as many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster. Of the ones that do, an overwhelming majority of them had preparedness plans in place.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Most contingency plans are made up of three main components: incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity. The SERVPRO ERP addresses incident response and disaster recovery. Think about potential disasters that could affect your facility. Now ask yourself: Are you ready?

Our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start-up approach that provides important information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services.


  • A no cost assessment of your facility
    • This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    • It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    • This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Prattville as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    • You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    • This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.
    • Having a quick reference for what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

If you're interested in having an ERP done for your business (at no cost to you!), OR if you have more questions about the Emergency READY Profile, give SERVPRO of Prattville a call at (334) 358-1186!

SERVPRO of Prattville's Trained Staff

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Prattville, our technicians are IICRC certified.  They receive training in water mitigation, mold remediation, fire restoration, and general cleaning.  This allows us to perform at the standards that you deserve. 

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.

Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Initial Franchise Training

SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility provides new Franchise owners training in Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning, and Mold Mitigation.  This is the foundation of the training program designed by SERVPRO. The process is a 15-day hands-on course that provides the owners with valuable information

Employee Certification Training

The Employee Certification Training is a series of course materials and examination process that SERVPRO Franchise employees complete to receive certification in the following:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning


SERVPRO has a plethora of web-based training.  Technicians and office staff have access to learn and tests their knowledge of industry standards and professional quality.  These courses often are video presentations as well as support materials that challenge our technicians to be the best they can be for our customers.

Call us today for your needs, 334-358-1186.

Our Storm Team Can Help You

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

When a storm or disaster strikes your home or business, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is poised and "Ready for whatever happens." With a network of more than 1,700 franchises nationwide, the SERVPRO system strives to be faster to any size disaster. Strategically located throughout the United States, SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team is expertly trained and readily equipped to handle the largest storms and highest flood waters. Providing experience, manpower, equipment, and other resources, the Disaster Recovery Team is always on call and available to assist SERVPRO of Prattville. SERVPRO's Disaster Recovery Team has responded to hundreds of disaster events. In the aftermath of a disaster, there is only one objective: to help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Did you know that SERVPRO has a specialized storm team and large loss response network to provide the resources to your property when others can’t? In the event of a disaster, SERVPRO professionals have the resources to relocate crews with equipment to take care of all of our customer’s needs. SERVPRO strategically places mobilization teams across the country to travel when needed to support recovery after large storm events such as hurricanes. Our job as water damage restoration professionals is to limit the amount of business interruption. We understand that fast mitigation is key to getting your business back up and running. SERVPRO provides the resources in the event of a large storm event to make sure that the right equipment, procedures, and training are in place to ensure that the structure is dry the first time and saves you time and money.

Do you have questions about how SERVPRO of Prattville can help you prepare for a disaster? Contact us today at (334)358-1186!

Why Choose Us?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)


SERVPRO of Prattville provides help when and where our clients need it. The sooner we arrive, the more property and belongings we save!

Our number one goal is returning property and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to help homeowners and business owners regain control following a disaster. SERVPRO of Prattville is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers being helped. Like it was never dirty, like it never overflowed, like it never caught fire, like it never spilled, like it never smoldered - whatever the case, SERVPRO of Prattville’s goal is to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Prattville for any of your restoration or cleaning needs at 334-358-1186.

SERVPRO'S Trained Technicians and Advanced Equipment

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

The water loss remediation industry continuously devises new equipment that takes a Prattville property from soaked and deteriorating to dry and clean faster and more efficiently. As amazing as innovative tools are, it takes a crew of seasoned and highly-qualified technicians to use them to the best effect. Professional water remediation companies deliver their best outcomes when the workers pledge to train and recertify on a regular basis.

When you face water damage in your home, you benefit from cutting-edge equipment and crews who know how to operate them according to industry standards. Even diehard do-it-yourselfers recognize that managing water incursions is a tricky business, requiring not only hard work but also a solid understanding of the science behind water removal and structural drying.

Developing professional expertise to mitigate water damage is why SERVPRO sends our crew members to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classes. The IICRC is a standard developing and establishing organization worldwide. Skills taught to the employees we sent to remediate and restore your home base their effectiveness on research.

An example of a task that might seem straightforward enough to be within the grasp of every homeowner is carpet water extraction. The equipment resembles a shop vac, and a homeowner typically feels comfortable operating a vacuum. Why SERVPRO requires crew members to complete a comprehensive IICRC course in carpet cleaning relates to the problems that can occur if standards are unknown or ignored.

The art and science of extracting water from carpeting or other floor coverings are not intuitive. An effective way to pull moisture out of a carpet is with a weighted wand extractor. SERVPRO IICRC-trained technicians learned and practiced the techniques that extract moisture without putting stress on the textile floor covering. Inexperienced individuals can stretch the carpet fabric by exerting too much pressure or moving too quickly across a surface. Inappropriate force might cause delamination of the carpet backing from the carpet face. 

SERVPRO of Prattville delivers high-quality water mitigation results by arranging for professional training of all our technicians. Schedule an appointment with our top-notch workforce by calling 334-358-1186.

What Can Cause Water Damage?

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

It doesn’t take a lot of water to cause tremendous damage. Just an inch or two can destroy carpets and drywall, warp wood floors, damaged building components.

Water damage can be caused by many things:

  • Sump pumps
  • Water heater failures
  • Broken pipes
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher leaks
  • Ice maker problems
  • Flooding due to heavy rain
  • Groundwater seeping into the basement
  • Natural disasters

Even after the water seems to disappear, excess moisture can hide in your floor coverings, foundation, wood structures, and walls—causing major damage to your property and creating the perfect environment for mold and other fungi growth.

That's where the SERVPRO of Prattville comes in. If you catch it in time, you can ward off a lot of the damage and save money and headaches down the road. It’s important that water is quickly removed and the property dried, ventilated and disinfected to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew and other microorganisms that are harmful. If you need us, we will be there. Call us at (334) 358-1186.

Our Emergency Damage Process Overview

11/11/2019 (Permalink)



  • Within one hour from notice of loss, SERVPRO of Prattville will contact you to arrange for service. You will know help is on the way! 


  • Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO of Prattville Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services. The key to reducing damage and saving money is responding quickly to damage.


  • A trained, uniformed and equipped SERVPRO of Prattville professional will walk you through the job process step-by-step, explaining what to expect and the anticipated outcome. 


  • A SERVPRO of Prattville professional will begin pretesting for restorability, working from the source of the damage outward. 


  • Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally the adjuster or property manager. 


  • SERVPRO of Prattville will work neatly and efficiently to help you regain control of your property when a damaging event has taken over. They will use state of the art restoration techniques to ensure the property is taken care of right the first time. 


  • After the work has been completed, a final walk-through will be conducted to help ensure satisfaction. 

Call SERVPRO of Prattville for your emergency needs! (334) 358-1186

Preventing Water Damage

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Prattville, we are water damage specialists, and we compiled a small list on how to prevent water damage from often happening in your home: 

  1. Clean Gutters and Downspouts - Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage. Standing water can cause damage to your gutters and roof. Don’t forget to clean downspouts to ensure water can flow through, and secure downspouts so that they point away from home.
  2. Know your Water Main - Know the location of your water main and shut it off if you leave for an extended amount of time.
  3. Check Appliances Regularly - Check and maintain your appliances regularly for leaks according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  4. Investigate Leaks Right Away and Fix Promptly - If you choose to ignore any water damage, or postpone making the necessary repairs, be prepared to experience mold, mildew, dry rot, or even structural damage to your home.
  5. Upgrade Washing Machine Hoses - Old, brittle, or leaky washing machine hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners. Replace yours often throughout the year to avoid expensive damage.
  6. Check Your Water Pressure - If the water pressure to your home is too high, then your pipes and hoses may fail under the high pressure. Buy a water pressure gauge at a local hardware store, attach it to an outside faucet, and turn the valve to full force. The indicator will give you a reading of the home’s water pressure. Typical homes water systems are designed for a pressure of 40 – 70 psi. Anything above 70 psi will put your plumbing at risk.
  7. Monitor Your Water Bill - Sometimes, the only way you know that water is leaking is taking a closer look at your water bill. If your usage jumps significantly from one month to the next, then there is probably a leak somewhere in the home.

If you do, unfortunately, experience water damage, we are here to help. Call us at (334) 358-1186.

Types of Storm Damage

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Severe weather can take a toll on your home. It's not unusual for storm damage to affect your home, leading to serious problems in the aftermath of the weather. SERVPRO of Prattville provides 24-hour restoration services for weather-related damage to homes.

When a storm strikes, it's important to be aware of the potential problems that can develop. You can't control the weather, but you can control how you respond in the immediate aftermath. Here are three of the issues that could afflict your home after a storm hits:

  • Roof Damage: Roofs are susceptible to damage during any major storm, from heavy winds and torrential rains to snowstorms. Moisture can weaken already vulnerable areas of the roof, and strong winds can knock down loose shingles or cause visible damage to them. You may notice a leak in your attic or ceiling if a storm damages your roof.
  • Windows Are Vulnerable: A thoroughly sealed and weather-stripped window is unlikely to suffer severe storm damage, but old windows that haven't been catered to recently could develop problems if it rains. For example, the moisture can seep into openings around the window, causing a leak inside the house. Rain can also cause wood to rot and mold to develop in the window's vicinity. Rugs and carpets in the area could also be susceptible to water damage. Windows in the basement are extremely vulnerable if they aren't protected, which leads to flooded basements and potentially damaged property.
  • Gutters Can Become Clogged: Gutters aren't immediately obvious problems because you have to inspect them to see if they've become clogged after the storm. Rain can wash all kinds of debris into them, and once they become congested, they no longer filter water away from your home. The result could be water damage to your property, and the gutters could also suffer damage later since the excess weight of debris can cause them to sag.

Storm damage affects more than just the trees around the house. It can also have an impact on your home's foundation. After a major storm, take a close look at your home and investigate for problematic signs. If you discover anything, call the restoration service team at SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186.

How Much Do You Know About Mold?

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

A Few Important Mold Questions and Their Answers

Mold is a common problem in many buildings. If you have noticed a fungus growth in your North Lilburn home, you may be wondering what you should do about it. Will your insurance cover the costs of removal? The answer to this can vary depending on your circumstances. Here are a few important mold questions and their answers.

  1. When Does Insurance Cover Mold?

In many cases, your insurance policy will not include mold, but there are some exceptions. In situations where it is clear that the growth of mold was caused by a covered peril, then the costs to remove the damage will likely be covered. This can include instances when mold is the result of leaks caused by ice buildup, damage from a broken pipe and accidents involving broken appliances. Some companies also offer added mold insurance policies for an additional price.

  1. When Is Mold Not Covered?

Unfortunately, your standard homeowner's insurance will more than likely exclude most mold coverage. Unless it was caused by a covered peril, you will be required to pay the costs of a mold remediation service on your own. Disasters such as floods are often not included in standard policies, so mold that is the result of a flood will not be covered. It can sometimes be difficult to receive coverage for mold if your home has a history of fungal growth.

  1. How Can You Prevent Mold?

Because getting rid of a fungus growth can be costly, it is better to prevent one from occurring. You can do this by limiting the moisture in your home. Make sure to keep appliances and plumbing fixtures dry. You can lower the humidity by using exhaust fans and opening windows in kitchens and bathrooms. Always fix leaks as soon as possible and clean your home regularly.

While it is unlikely that your insurance will cover a fungus growth, this is not always the case. Be sure to read over your policy carefully so you know exactly what is included. Creating an unsuitable environment for mold in your home will help prevent the need for professional cleanup.

If you suspect you have mold, give SERVPRO of Prattville a call at (334) 358-1186!

Our Commercial Services

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Restoration and Cleaning.

SERVPRO of Prattville is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean and restore your business.  We understand that your property's appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity.  

When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Prattville has the training and expertise to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Overview of Commercial Services:

*Small office Buildings

*Large Office Buildings

*Apartment Buildings


* Hotel/Motels

*Small Retail Stores

*Large Retail/Big -Box Stores

*Manufacturing & Industrial


Every commercial property experiences wear and tear, including dirt and grime that accumulates from ordinary use.  You can count on SERVPRO of Prattville to make your workspace look it's very best. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its lifespan. We also are there for you if you have a commercial water loss, fire or need mold remediation.

Have questions? Call Today- (334) 358-1186

SERVPRO of Prattville Can Help You After A Fire

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage In Your Prattville Residence Can Necessitate Soot Cleanup Services

After a fire, homeowners commonly find soot on ceilings, walls, and other objects or materials in their homes. Most wall surfaces, including painted drywall, brick, or wallpaper, are porous. Soot consists of fine particles that can penetrate deeply into porous surfaces, causing lingering odors and stains.

Most of the time, it's possible to remove soot from ceilings and walls, but in serious cases, it may be necessary to remove, repaint or reinstall affected materials like wallpaper and drywall. To get the best outcome from soot clean up after fire damage in your Prattville residence, you should hire a professional restoration firm like SERVPRO. Our fire restoration experts are equipped to handle the smoke, ash, and soot cleanup process quickly and effectively. We begin soot cleanup by removing most of the dry soot using a duster, HEPA vacuum or dry cleaning sponge.

When cleaning some surfaces like wallpaper, the appropriate method to use is dry cleaning. Other surfaces can respond well and tolerate wet cleaning procedures. Using a chemical-dry sponge or a dry-cleaning sponge is appropriate when a high oxygen fire has caused soot to build up in a particular area. The soot can smear and leave an unsightly stain if one attempts to use a wet cleaning method. Before we perform any wet cleaning procedures, we test the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous, small area like behind a switch plate to see if it causes any staining.

Soot can cause further damage in your home if it is ground and smudged into paint, plaster, wallpaper, walls, upholstery, and carpets. The odor that soot can cause is difficult to eradicate with typical cleaning methods and household products. Normal household vacuums are inefficient in removing soot and ash for they redeposit the particles around a house which can contaminate previously unaffected rooms and areas. Our SERVPRO technicians can use HEPA vacuums to remove soot from the affected areas, including sockets and light switches. If you do not clean these fixtures before use, short-circuiting can occur. HEPA vacuums trap the particles, preventing them from redepositing.

For help in removing soot from your home, contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186. We have the tools and expertise to deal with the aftermath of a fire and restore your property to its pre-fire damage condition.

Understanding Categories of Water Damages

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

In our industry, there are three categories of water for water damages.  

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into categories 2 or 3, depending on the length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

 Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

When water damages are not taken care of properly, it can result in you having to deal with even more problems. Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 with any of your water damage issues!

We Have The Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Wetumpka Home After A Flood

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Driving rains breached this home's roof and caused storm damage. We arrived right away and began restoration with our expertise and experience.

Getting Your Home More than Dry after Flood Damage in Wetumpka

Most of the properties within Wetumpka that we work on have problems with water from one source or another that adversely affects their interiors. Water, as either moisture or humidity, can cause a wide array of unwanted situations to develop, worsen, and spread. We have equipment that uses the latest technology, and our technicians hold certificates from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

When the water inside your home in Wetumpka comes from destructive floodwaters, the situation calls for more than the typical drying and restoration services. You need debris removal and elimination of the pathogens and other hazards that now occupy space inside your dwelling. 

A flooded property requires several different types of work, and the sooner it happens, the lower we can keep your overall expenses. SERVPRO's specialists concentrate on the structure, the furnishings, and the contents of your home. Looking at these more closely, we see the amount of damage that we can undo, areas where we need to prevent damage from occurring because of raised humidity levels inside flooded homes, and contamination. 

We use the ordinary bucket and shovel method to remove as much silt and other smaller-sized debris items as possible. Medium-pressure streams of water from a hose helps clear out leftover sand and mud, which we work quickly to rinse out of your home. We treat these same surfaces, as well as any other locations left contaminated, with effective disinfectants. Sprayed on, the application goes on evenly. 

We also keep in mind the restoration stage that follows mitigation. Our building services team, General Contractor License # 41839, includes experts in reconstruction. They make sure that the results of our combined services fulfill our customers' needs. As soon as the moisture content of interior materials returns to normal levels, we can begin reconstruction on your home.

The electrical system in your home can end up severely damaged by flooding. Not only does the water render many components dangerous, but the interior of outlet boxes can harbor sediment. We make the necessary repairs and get your house's electricity working safely again. We can also make sure that your drains are clear. Clogs from debris that wash down through your drains need broken apart and cleared. Also, homes should have a qualified professional provide a thorough inspection of their HVAC system after a flooding event affects their home. 

SERVPRO of Prattville's building services provides all these services to smooth things out for you and cover all the bases after a flood. Clean, dry, and rebuilt makes your Tallassee, Millbrook, or Elmore home safe and livable, “Like it never even happened.” Contact our 24-hour emergency services line, (334) 358-1186, any day of the year.

SERVPRO of Prattville's building services provides all these services to smooth things out for you and cover all the bases after a flood. Clean, dry, and rebuilt makes your Tallassee, Millbrook, or Elmore home safe and livable, “Like it never even happened.” Contact our 24-hour emergency services line, (334) 358-1186, any day of the year.

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Are You Building Water Damage in Your Prattville Factory?

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

You can trust SERVPRO of Prattville for a fast response to all of your water damage restoration needs.

In Addition to Commercial Water Removal Services, Wet Interiors in Prattville Factories Need Restoration

Discovering puddles of water on your factory's floor can start an investigation into the water's source. Drips from overhead might come from the roof, where storms passing over Prattville might have blown water in through cracks along roofing seams or other openings. Other places that might let water into a building include overhead plumbing lines. We have both mitigation crews and building services personnel to handle all your factory's needs.

Businesses in Prattville need commercial water removal services that can arrive promptly. After restoring normal moisture levels, cleaning may not suffice. Rebuilding damaged portions to prevent the enlarging of these areas may need to occur. Our services, under Commercial Contractor License #41839, cover the areas that your factory needs.

Streamlining all of these services for your business, from removing the water causing the problem, to repairing the areas that permitted the breach, reduces both direct expenses and indirect costs. Helping restore normal operations wherever they may have seen interruptions minimizes profit losses. 

Other building services from SERVPRO include plumbing repairs and roofing repairs when the roof over your factory leaks, removing the water brought in by one storm only keeps things safe until the next downpour. Both minor leaks from dripping faucets and major ones from pipes that burst open cause unnecessary expense. Our team can fix these and anything in between.

SERVPRO technicians can also assist with document drying, which helps prevent businesses from losing valuable documents and other paper-based materials. The structure of your facility's office space can also sustain damage because of water, especially flooring. Although we restore the moisture content of all building materials to average percentages, many flooring types require additional restoration care. We can perform this for you, helping reduce your recovery costs. Replacing flooring often costs thousands of dollars more than the expense of restoring those same materials.

From top to bottom, and every inch in between, SERVPRO of Prattville has the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified specialists needed to make your factory safe and productive again, “Like it never even happened.” Just like our restoration services, our building services are also available to businesses in Wetumpka, Tallassee, and Millbrook by calling our 24-hour service line, (334) 358-1186, any day of the year.

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Wetumpka Flood Damage Restoration

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

When large loss events are encountered there is a need for a lot of equipment and a lot of trained technicians to operate the sophisticated equipment.

Flood Damage Cleaning And Restoration In Wetumpka Homes

With the Coosa River running through the heart of our city, Wetumpka residents are familiar with floods. They understand what kind of threats flooding presents to their home and health, and know that they need a professional restoration company to come in and get the job done right. 

With flood damage, Wetumpka homes need thorough cleaning as well as water removal. The extra task is needed since outside water contains soil, fertilizers, animal waste, and other contaminants. SERVPRO response crews train to certify as Water Damage Restoration Technicians, or WRTs, to eliminate and remove every contaminant possible and dispose of items beyond restoration efforts.

Efforts start with spraying the surface of the standing water and all property with an anti-bacterial or an anti-microbial agent to eliminate the possible health threat from bacteria and mold. Depending on the type of surface, technicians may use a sterilant such as bleach.

Next, WRTs remove standing water and floodwater trapped in carpets or covering floors. They accomplish these steps with industrial-grade pumps and smaller extraction devices. All contaminated water removed goes into the nearest sewer access. If an access point is not available, they pump it into a tanker truck for eventual delivery to a water treatment plant.

After removing the water, SERVPRO crew members remove and dispose of all carpets and rugs. It is impossible to provide a 100% guarantee of cleanliness, so this action is the only one team leaders take. The only reason they remove the floodwater is to make disposal easier and safer for the work crews.

Now, the WRTs spray every exposed surface with another chemical agent. They can apply a sterilant on concrete, stone, and linoleum, but use a less-damaging agent on wood floors to protect against accidentally damaging them. After it dries, WRTs use either water or a mild cleaner to remove any residues.

After cleaning, crew members look for water trapped under floors and behind walls. To remove it, they spray the sub-floor and wall cavities with a chemical agent and then remove it all with small extraction devices and a hose.

At SERVPRO of Prattville, we cover a large area, including other towns like Elmore, Millbrook, and Tallassee. It is our privilege to help return homes here, and in other areas, to a clean and dry condition after flood damage. If you need us, call today at (334) 358-1186 to get started.

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A Space Heater Threatened my Wetumpka Home

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Don’t let the aftermath of a fire threaten you, call SERVPRO !

Let us take the threat.

Home should be the place where we feel safest. It is where we leave behind the challenges of the day to enjoy some peace. What we often fail to acknowledge is that there are threats within our home that can break that peace. Take, for example, a space heater left too close to flammable materials; resulting in flames that could burn down our house. Even if these kinds of accidents are not worthy of being on the nightly newscast, the fire damage and its restoration are best left to professionals. 

In Wetumpka, if you have fire damage SERVPRO is your ally. Our fire restoration technicians (FRT) hold credentials by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification(IICRC), and this training complements our experience on the field. When disaster strikes, we bring the latest in technology and methodology to return your home to pristine conditions. 

As easy as it may seem to clean smoke and soot residue by yourself, it takes a professional group such as SERVPRO to achieve a thorough clean up process. Merely applying a cleaning solution to your belongings may not be enough to eliminate its traces. Furthermore, abrasive cleaning solutions may exacerbate the damage and leave your furniture and property in worse shape than before. Our Green Fleet understands the type and path of smoke and acts accordingly. Natural elements such as wood, leaving behind a fine dust-like residue, whereas polymers leave behind a stickier residue that requires specialized solutions to remove them from your home. 

Even beyond eliminating visible residue, our SERVPRO team works hard to eliminate odors left behind by the fire. We have at our disposal an array of equipment used to tailor the deodorizing solution to your specific needs. Examples of equipment we use include: 

-Deodorizing pellets 

-Ozone generators 

-Air scrubbers 

-Pressure sprayers 

SERVPRO of Prattville is available 24/7 to help restore your home. Call us at (334) 358-1186 and let us leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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Let The Professionals Handle Water Damage Remediation in Your Prattville Business

6/22/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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.


How Prattville Professionals in Remediate Wet Smoke Damage

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Is Mold Growing in Your Tallahassee Bathroom?

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

High moisture levels in bathrooms provide the right environment for mold growth.

Improper Ventilation Can Cause Mold to Grow in Your Tallahassee Bathroom

Showering in a tiny bathroom can be awkward due to the lack of space, but the problem can become significantly worse if a lack of proper ventilation causes mold damaged inside it. When steam builds up in the bathroom as the shower runs, it is usually taken care of by a fan in the ceiling. However, a broken fan or incorrectly installed ventilation causes excess moisture to linger. 

As family members take showers, the leftover steam and condensation can cause mold damage inside of your Tallahassee bathroom. You may begin to smell the musty odor before you see the mold, or you may spot it blooming on the wall. However, the way you detect the mold is not relevant; what is essential is that you contact us for help as soon as you do find it. 

Here at SERVPRO, we're known for three key factors which make us the ideal company to work with during a damage crisis inside of your home. Our technicians are excellently trained, we always come to your home with advanced technology designed to fight the damage inside, and we pride ourselves on our fast response time. At SERVPRO, We're Faster to Any Sized Disaster. 

Once our techs arrive at your home, they can launch right into investigating the damage and developing a remediation strategy. During this period, SERVPRO can determine which techniques may be necessary to remediate the mold damage and what should be done to ensure that the process goes smoothly. 

As the mold damage is still in the very early stages of development, we can block off any vents and then begin the remediation. SERVPRO can use a disinfectant to clean the mold damage from the surface of your bathroom walls. We can also use an antifungal agent to ensure that mold does not regrow. From there, we can advise you on how to fix the ventilation problem in your bathroom, before leaving your home to you in its preloss condition. 

After you find mold in your home, always call for help as soon as you can. Speak with SERVPRO of Prattville by phoning (334) 358-1186. Night or day, we're ready to come to your aid.

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Our Experts Are Prepared For Your Wetumpka Flood Restoration Needs

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm devastates your business our experts are ready 24/7 to help you with your restoration needs so you can get back to business.

Cleaning Up Flood Damage in Your Wetumpka Diner

As many diners are, your Wetumpka business stays open to hungry patrons all night long. While there are rewards to this availability, especially after other area eateries have closed up for the evening, it does not leave much time for cleanup and maintenance of the building. This situation is even more pressing when natural disasters like flooding occur in the area and affect the diner, as you have to react quickly to the situation to keep both your employees and potential customers safe.

Once the building has gotten cleared, you need to address the flood damage that has occurred within your Wetumpka diner. While many business owners might strive to take care of these effects on their own to save money and get their doors open quickly, contamination is a serious concern when natural flooding has occurred to the structure. Potential bacteria, sewage, and chemicals could all adversely affect structural elements as well as your equipment, not to mention, provide an ideal breeding ground for mold spores to colonize.

Our SERVPRO professionals have a 24-hour response time, making our team available whenever disaster strikes to offer effective mitigation strategies and protect the equipment and contents of your diner from irreparable damage from rising waters. Our mitigation begins with fast extraction techniques utilizing our truck-mounted pumps that arrive with our Green Fleet of response vehicles. Once the excess water has gotten removed, we can assess damages and begin preparing for drying efforts.

After the pooling water has gotten removed, our Contents Department can work to remove at-risk equipment and electronics from the area that could become severely damaged by the moist environment. With black water flooding, it is customary to remove all exposed materials entirely to prevent continued contamination or spread of bacteria. Our licensed contractors can seamlessly transition to rebuilding your diner quickly once mitigation work completes.

There are many steps to recovering your diner once flood damage has occurred, but our SERVPRO of Prattville team offers comprehensive support and restoration that helps to get your doors back open as quickly as possible. Give us a call anytime at (334) 358-1186.

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SERVPRO Has The Right Methods To Restore Your Tallassee Home Of Mold

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

When you find mold in your home don't panic help is near, call our trusted professionals so they can get started on restoration as soon as possible.

SERVPRO - Removing Mold Damage From Tallassee Homes

Few Tallassee homeowners think of mold when someone says anything relating to home disasters. Active mold spore infestations do not leave everything underfoot wet, and they do not generate heat and smoke. Even so, this quiet disaster costs homeowners millions of dollars every year in restoration and replacement expenses. It is almost like mold tailored its effects for the quiet, Alabama life we enjoy here.

Eliminating Tallassee mold damage means finding and destroying every active mold spore, cleaning all viable surfaces, and disposing of anything past the point of restoration. SERVPRO cleanup and repair teams follow a method that has helped our company return thousands of homes to their owners in a clean, safe condition.

First, we seal off the infested area of the home. Team members use heavy, plastic sheeting to cover windows, air vents, doorways, and other points of entry and exit to isolate the mold and prevent any active spores from getting into other parts of the structure.

Our next step is to determine the extent of the infestation and the type of property affected. The property falls into three categories, which tells inspectors what tools and chemicals are needed to destroy the spores and remove them from porous, non-porous, and semi-porous property.

Porous property, such as upholstered furniture and drywall panels, we first wipe down with a dry sponge and cleaning cloths. If the mold damage layer is thick, technicians have the option of using mild cleaners to break them up for easier removal. Carpets are also porous, so SERVPRO specialists have the option of using a vacuum with a HEPA filter designed to capture mold spores and remove them.

Non-porous property is items like marble countertops and metal refrigerator cabinets. For these items, dry sponges and a mild cleaner often take care of the problem. For thicker layers, technicians can use a stronger, anti-fungal cleaner to break them up and remove safely.

Semi-porous property includes brick and concrete surfaces such as fireplaces and patios. Removing mold is more difficult and may require team members to use stronger cleaning agents and stiff brushes to work all spores loose from cracks and seams; they follow-up with vacuums and HEPA filters to capture all loose spores.

The process to remove mold is not a simple one, but SERVPRO of Prattville takes every action needed to make your home safe again. If you need us, call (334) 358-1186 today to schedule an inspection or bring in one of our restoration teams to get started.

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Our Fast Response Team Will Restore Your Elmore Home After A Fire

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Our team has the right equipment to remove soot and smoke damage after a fire.

Recovery Solutions After a Fire in Your Elmore Home 

Disasters do not impact your Elmore home at a convenient time, but when they do, you need assurances that professional restoration technicians can arrive quickly to help. In the event of a fire,  you have a finite timeline to protect the at-risk items in your house from becoming irreparably damaged from soot, smoke residue, and other potential contaminants. Our professionals are available 24/7 to provide fast response to emergencies like fires to be ready for mitigation and restoration solutions whenever first responders have left the premises. 

Fire damage can affect your Elmore home in many ways, and structural elements can often take the worst of these effects from soot and smoke damage to full failure. Finding a way to restore this widespread damage can be challenging, making professional restoration the wise choice to return your home to its original condition. Our SERVPRO professionals are available 24/7 to offer effective mitigation and restoration solutions for those affected by structure fires. 

Our team works closely with the major and local insurance companies to provide them with the documentation and photographic evidence that they require to approve a damage claim on your home. We understand what these adjusters require through our full inspection of the property, and can offer an estimation quickly to expedite the claims process and get the work started on your home as promptly as possible. 

The SERVPRO team dispatched to your address arrives with powerful machines and equipment designed to begin improving indoor air quality and allowing for debris removal and initial cleanup efforts to begin immediately. Also, our controlled demolition efforts can help to make a seamless transition between mitigation and reconstruction efforts required to make the fire damage “Like it never even happened.” 

Providing peace of mind in the earliest stages of fire damage recovery is an important service that we offer, and that begins with our fast response and our expertise to begin helping the situation improve right away. Give our SERVPRO of Prattville rapid response team a call at (334) 358-1186.

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How Porous Material Is A Breeding Ground For Mold In Your Commercial Property In Tallassee

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

If you ever notice a fungus growing inside your place of business, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Commercial Mold Damage Experts In Tallassee Talk About Problems With Porous Contents

If a small water leak ever develops inside your carpet warehouse in Tallassee, your contents could get negatively affected. If organic materials stay wet for too long, you may find yourself with a commercial mold damage situation. Once a fungus starts to develop, it quickly forms structures called hyphae that grow into, out of, and around the contaminated material. The hyphae not only make the contamination larger, but they also produce microscopic, seed-like spores that enable the fungus to reproduce. These small spores float around in the air until they find other wet materials to settle on and cause your company commercial mold damage in places far away from the initial source.

When dealing with the storage warehouse for your business, our SERVPRO technicians know that mitigating problems with your contents can save you and your insurance company money and time in the long run. Once commercial mold damage inside your Tallassee warehouse is found, we take measures to prevent it from spreading and causing multiple issues. Porous materials in your warehouse can be locations where spores sit until they get activated by moisture someday in the future. Organic substances like paper or cardboard in your warehouse can be prime locations for microbial growth if they get wet at a later date. If any water is not removed quickly after a leak, many microbes that exist can activate and contaminate various items and building materials in your warehouse.

If our SERVPRO crew knows that you have porous contents that could have been contaminated, there are numerous steps we can take to help prevent future growth. Any porous substances that get affected by spores get sprayed with antimicrobial chemicals. These chemicals aid in eliminating mold growth as well as the spores created by the contamination. In some cases, we use foggers to eliminate microbes and foul odors that exist inside your porous materials after fungi have formed.

If you ever notice a fungus growing inside your place of business, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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SERVPRO Is There to Help Our Wetumpka Neighbors with Tornado Damage Cleanup and Restoration

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO for Tornado Cleanup in Wetumpka? We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

Responding Fast to Tornado Damaged Wetumpka Properties

While many are still reeling from the unexpected severe weather event that took place recently in Wetumpka, the clear path of destruction from the tornado left many homes and businesses in dire need of reconstruction and restoraåçtion efforts. Our team responded quickly to the emergency and continued to offer aid for those affected by the storm with the full measure of our expertise, equipment, and personnel.

One of the areas where we can be of immediate service to affected Wetumpka properties is assessing and reconstructing storm damages from the tornado. We have a team of licensed contractors with years of experience that can determine what must happen to restore a home damaged by this F-2 tornado.

In addition to reconstruction and remodeling services, we still offer the same emergency restoration options that have afforded us our reputation throughout the area. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet remains ready and able to help properties affected by this devastating storm by offering fast response times with the equipment and experienced technicians to make a difference. It is more than a slogan to say We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. By working swiftly, we can salvage contents and personal possessions and treasures. We do our best to save your irreplaceable photo albums with a freeze-drying process to curtail degradation until dried--lyophilization at our facility.

Part of recovering from a storm event like this is working with insurance companies to get reconstruction efforts started immediately. Our SERVPRO professionals have worked closely with both local and major insurance providers and established relationships that allow our team to know what documentation and evidence are necessary to file a damage claim and get it approved quickly. Our office staff is skilled in the Xactimate software program to ensure an accurate final summary of charges and to work within the prescribed budget established by your insurance adjuster. We recommend that you immediately call your agent to verify the damage after a natural disaster such as a tornado.

While the tornado that affected the area recently was unexpected and devastating to the town, efforts are already underway to repair the damages. For your home, you can rely on our trusted SERVPRO of Prattville professionals to arrive fast with the equipment and expertise to help. Give us a call today at (334) 358-1186.

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Ouch!! Busted Pipe and Major Wetumpka Home Flooding!! Call SERVPRO

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO for Water Extraction from Carpets in Wetumpka? We Have the Equipment and the Technicians!!

Why SERVPRO? For Professional Water Extraction In Wetumpka Homes

When water spreads through Wetumpka structures, the effects can run from simply annoying to stripping out carpets, floors, walls, and more. Much of the damage depends on how high the water rose and how long it remained in place before a professional company can remove or extract it. Clean water and Black Water from exterior flooding present different methods..
So why choose SERVPRO for water extraction in Wetumpka? You don’t need us to clean the full-size replica of the Temple of Hera, but for area homes, no other local agency has our experience or our access to a nationwide network of equipment, cleaning agents, and training.
Extraction is the third of six steps we take to restore every home after water damage. Before our technicians bring in the equipment needed to get the water out, they have to establish contact with the owner and perform an initial assessment of the damage.
Now, SERVPRO restorations teams use a combination of devices to remove and extract the majority of water inside the home. For clean, standing water, that means one of the various sized, commercial pumps we keep on-hand. For most homes, our technicians can remove it within a day.
For water trapped in carpets or between wooden floorboards, they switch to smaller devices called extractors. For hallways, closets, and small areas, team members use handheld wands. In larger rooms, they have the option of using self-propelled extractors that have a platform which allows the technician to stand on them while under operation. We call these devices Rovers.
With both types of devices, operators can adjust both the vacuum speed and applied heat. The option lets them reduce the amount of time needed to dry the carpets and floors without accidentally damaging either.
After completing extraction, our team members can then move on to the final three steps needed to restore area homes. Drying property and lowering the inside humidity level, cleaning and repairing personal and structural property, and restoring items not severely damaged by the water.
The process to restore Wetumpka homes is not quick or easy, but SERVPRO of Prattville is here for you. Our specialists carefully go over every step to ensure you are confident in our ability to return your home to you in its original condition. To get started, call us today at (334) 358-1186.

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Call SERVPRO When Your Wetumpka Home Has Been Under Stormy Weather

1/4/2019 (Permalink)

When a storm hits your city call SERVPRO to restore your home.

Flood Damage In Wetumpka Can Cause Problems With Your Roof And Attic

Any time a storm makes its way into Wetumpka, conditions can develop that could cause you problems with your building materials. Excessive rains can saturate materials on your building's exterior and possible cause flood damage to occur inside your home. When the rain gets thick, it can deteriorate shingles and cause your roof to leak. The wind created during the storm can blow rocks or branches into your home and create holes in your roof's structure. Once there is a small hole in your building, rainwater can get into the interior of your house and cause extensive flood damage.
If anything on the inside or outside of your building gets ruined after a storm, it is important to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO. Once flood damage in Wetumpka takes place the problems can slowly get worse if they are not treated immediately. Saturated materials can lose their structural integrity if they do not get dried out quickly. Elevated moisture levels in materials inside your home can increase the indoor relative humidity level which can create more problems with your building materials. If organic substances inside your house stay wet for more than 48 hours, then mold can develop.
The two most common places to suffer from moisture-related issues after a storm are your roof and attic. Once something destroys your shingles during a rainstorm, water can get the wood underneath wet. First, the roof's structure gets damaged, then moisture can find its way into your attic. Since your roof is made out of wooden materials and there is mostly wood inside your attic, moisture levels must be dropped quickly so that mold cannot develop and spread.
To accomplish rapid structural drying, our SERVPRO technicians utilize a mixture of dehumidification and air moving equipment. When working in attics, we can seal off the area with a containment chamber so that drying takes place rapidly. If you ever find your attic wet after a severe rainstorm, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 any time of the day.
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Call Us When A Water Damage Emergency Plagues Your Prattville Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

If an appliance in your house breaks and leaves you in dire need of water removal services, call for help right away.

Lightning-Fast Water Removal Services In Prattville

When a dishwasher supply line breaks, it can leave your home in need of swift water removal services. Upon finding that your dishwasher had been leaking water for hours, it is wise to turn off the water to your kitchen as swiftly as possible. However, by the time you do get the water shut off, there is just too much excess liquid in your kitchen to handle cleaning by yourself. It is fortunate that in these situations, there is professional help close to your residence that can assist you.

The benefits of calling professional water removal services for your Prattville home exceedingly outweigh any of the potential downfalls of doing so. Even when finances are tight, allowing the water to seep into the hardwood flooring of your kitchen can only create more problems that are more costly to remediate.

For example, when wood is exposed to water for a long enough period, it absorbs it. The excess water can cause the panes of your flooring to bubble up, crack, swell, or to become generally misshapen. Furthermore, waiting can allow the creation of mold damage and mold can cause health effects. Swiftly calling for help is the best remedy for your problem.

When you need lightning-fast services that are both thorough and professional, call SERVPRO. We always strive to travel to your home as promptly as we possibly can once we receive your call. Our experts pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and our family-friendly reputation. Our highly trained technicians always come to your residence with advanced trade technology designed to remove the standing water from your home as fast as possible.

Upon arriving at your home, SERVPRO can use advanced equipment, such as wet/dry vacuums, drying mats, dehumidifiers, and air movers to combat the excess water and to clean it up quickly. We can use drying mats on your wooden flooring to ensure that they are thoroughly dried. If our SERVPRO techs determine that the floor needs to be hit from the underside as well, we can funnel a small tube beneath the floorboards that blast out dry air. We always strive to ensure that the moisture levels in your home do not exceed their recommended level.

If an appliance in your house breaks and leaves you in dire need of water removal services, call for help right away. Speak with SERVPRO of Prattville by phoning us at (334) 358-1186. Night or day, our technicians are available to help you.

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Don't Hesitate When You Find Mold In Your Pratville Home Call SERVPRO Right Away

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Call the experts today at first sight of mold in your home.

Mold Damage Restoration for Your Pratville Residence

Finding an infestation of mold in your Prattville home can make for a miserable day. A fungus which travels through the air that settles into your walls, carpeting, tiles and just about anywhere, mold is not a welcome sight. Most people realize that mold can cause health effects for them and their family. It also has the potential to cause significant damage to your personal belongings and the structure of your home.
Therefore, when you discover mold damage in your Prattville home, you need to act fast. Calling in the professional help of our SERVPRO technicians is a wise choice. Our state-of-the-art antimicrobial cleaning solutions are made to remove mold from all kinds of surfaces, whereas just cleaning yourself with bleach won’t do the job thoroughly enough.  We are also fully licensed and insured, plus certified through the IICRC.
From floors and walls to HVAC duct systems, SERVPRO staff clean, sanitize, and deodorize any of the areas in your home affected by mold and return your property to its original condition. We start the process of remediation by identifying and correcting the source of the moisture that created the mold growth.
We then contain the damaged areas, so we do not spread the mold to clean sections of your structure and start the process of removing any visible water. We use air movers and dehumidifiers and high-tech air scrubbers to dry the area. Sometimes, demolition of floors and walls is necessary to make sure we can remove the mold growth.
We respond immediately to your call for help, which helps to reduce how much damage your property suffers, plus lowers restoration costs.  We also work closely with your insurance company, adjusters, and you as the property owner throughout the whole process of mold remediation. Open communications are kept from the initial inspection until the completion of the project to ensure your satisfaction.
SERVPRO of Prattville takes the restoration of your home in seriously after mold damage has occurred. We understand that we must work quickly to prevent further damages from occurring, so call us at (334) 358-1186 as soon as you see a problem. Take a historic walking tour click here for more information. 

What Are Injectidry Systems and How They Help Dry Your Water Damaged Wetumpka Home

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to remove unwanted water from your home.

How Injectidry Systems Reduce Interior Structure Damage in Wetumpka Water Removal Services

A flood in the home can be both emotionally stressful and financially challenging. As standing water saturates your carpets, furniture and fittings making quick decisions are imperative. But not as imperative as making the right one. Often the water you can see is only half the story. Wall cavities can take on water out of sight where it can stagnate or become a breeding ground for mold. You need professional help to get your home back to preloss conditions.

Homeowners requiring water removal in Wetumpka should always look to use a local service. Reduced call-out times can significantly reduce the likelihood of permanent damage, plus local technicians are familiar with the architecture, design, and build of your property. SERVPRO is a nearby restoration service with a national reputation. We arrive fast and have experience in mitigating the loss by removing the water from wall cavities, crawl spaces or subfloor.

Due to accessibility issues removing water from behind walls or fittings can be a tough ask for smaller restoration companies. At the same time, a homeowner wants as little structural work done as possible. SERVPRO specializes in drying properties inside and in the outer cavities. We do this by bringing in state-of-the-art injectidry systems.

Injectidry systems are used by SERVPRO because they are capable of drying out wall cavities without having to remove large sections of the interior wall. Each hose is equipped with injectors every eight inches which reduce drilling. Several small holes are created in the wall which allows the injectors access to the cavity. A centralized pump then blasts hot, dry air into the wall cavity removing moisture which reduces the chances of mold growth.

A SERVPRO technician can use moisture meters to determine humidity levels and to find damp spots. From a homeowners point of view, these meters put the mind at ease. Upon completing, your technician can walk you through step by step all aspects of service and converse with your insurance adjuster on your behalf.

State-of-the-art technologies are the difference between us and your average restoration service. Contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 now.

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Wetumpka Wet Floors, Yikes!! Call SERVPRO for Water Removal and Drying

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fast Water Removal Can Salvage Hardwood Floors in Wetumpka. Call SERVPRO!

How Hardwood Floors Suffer from Water Damage in Wetumpka after an Appliance Overflows

Having beautiful hardwood floors in your Wetumpka home requires some care to ensure you can enjoy your home as long as possible. When an overflowing appliance or sink floods your floors, you need to get the mess cleaned up as soon as possible.
Hardwood floors in your Wetumpka home can become warped from water damage when moisture content becomes too elevated. Hardwood flooring expands and contracts whenever humidity or temperature fluctuations happen, so installers design these floors with small gaps between the boards to allow for this expected and normal expansion. Water soaking into the grooves can make these boards swell too quickly and begin to push on each other. This expansion can lead to permanent damage. SERVPRO teams always arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster and start working to get the problem mitigated successfully.
SERVPRO's water damage restoration specialists use state of the art machines to extract the water that lies in between these cracks. As the Injectidry mats draw up the water and deposit it in the tank from the increased suction, the mats covering the area heat the wood enough to force rapid evaporation to take place. This water vapor also becomes trapped in the Injectidry and can no longer damage your floors. As we perform this, we monitor the amount of moisture remaining in the wood. This continual measurement-taking prevents us from over-drying the wood, which can lead to the splintering of the wood.
When large areas of wood flooring sustain an inundation of water, we often remove some of the boards so we can access it more fully underneath. We need to get not only the boards dry but also the floor underneath, as well. Our IICRC-certified technicians understand how to remove, dry, and then replace these boards, leaving your home “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO of Prattville wants to help those in Deatsville, Autaugaville, and Eclectic prevent water damage of their floors and other structures in the home. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line, (334) 358-1186, all year-round.

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How SERVPRO Helps Your Prattville Funeral Home Re-Open After a Fire

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Long after the fire is extinguished, soot and smoke damage remain. Call SERVPRO to remove the smoke and soot,

When a Fire Damages Your Prattville Funeral Home

At your Prattville funeral home, you offer a sensitive environment for loved ones to gather in the memory of someone who has passed or to plan and design services to honor their life. When disasters affect the building, you need efficient restoration services to overcome the damages quickly so that you do not displace or upend the lives of your patrons more than they already are.

Fire damages in Prattville can spread quickly throughout your facility and make it difficult to continue offering your services to those who need it. Even with concise and limited fires, effects like smoke and soot damage can spread throughout the building through ventilation and air ducts. Returning your business to a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere is a must for grieving families.

Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly arrive after you call to help you to assess the full scope of the damage that your facility has sustained, and the appropriate steps required to return it to its original condition. At this same time, our estimator can begin work on documentation of the damage and a catalog of losses to provide an insurance company if it gets deemed worthwhile to file the incident as a claim with your insurance provider.

Mitigation work can help to lessen the spread of damaging effects like soot and smoke damages throughout the facility by removing items that have become damaged for individual cleaning and deodorization or to keep them safe from getting damaged by these effects in a nearby facility. The SERVPRO technicians on site can help to determine the contents throughout your business that can get preserved with pack-out methods while they begin work on improving air quality and removing soot present throughout the building.

Fire damages to your funeral home can keep you from offering your necessary service to the community. Our SERVPRO of Prattville fire damage restoration technicians can help. Let us put our experience and industry-leading equipment to work for you. Give us a call anytime disaster strikes at (334) 358-1186.

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Avoid Delays When Dealing With Water Damage in Your Prattville Home

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage in your home is certainly inconvenient. Call SERVPRO right away to handle the entire process.

SERVPRO Cuts Costs for Prattville Water Cleanup

Regardless of whether your top priority for a water cleanup project in Prattville is a fast turnaround or top quality and thorough work, SERVPRO has developed strategies and technology optimal for maximizing our success on both fronts. We take care of water disasters faster and more reliably than ever before thanks to our highly advanced selection of drying tools and machinery developed through decades of research and constant improvement upon old strategies. Here are some of the ways we cut costs and restoration times alike through our modern and well-planned restoration techniques.

Industrial Strength for All
Our national network of SERVPRO franchises allows us to provide top-quality treatments and equipment for every homeowner who needs water cleanup on his or her Prattville property. We bring the same types of machinery and cleanup techniques to your home that we would use in a warehouse, factory, or other large industrial or commercial building. When applied to a relatively small area, these tools become even more effective and allow us to dry out the area within hours, in most cases.

Significant Planning in Every Project
One of the first people to arrive at your home after you place a call for help is the SERVPRO inspector, who carefully analyzes the situation and develops a comprehensive plan to tackle the situation in the most time-efficient and cost-effective way possible. By identifying potential complications and problem areas early on, we can better prepare for the project ahead of us and make our mitigation efforts more successful. However, for when things go awry, we train our technicians to be adaptive and take care of any new problems.

A Fast Initial Response
No matter when or where you call us, we can be on the scene and starting mitigation work within only a couple hours of your first phone call. By getting to your home quickly, we can prevent damage from happening and drastically reduce the time spent on restorations. This also significantly lowers costs incurred by you, as we can usually avoid more severe structural water damage issues by responding quickly. SERVPRO of Prattville stands ready to respond to calls for help on a 24/7 basis. Disasters can happen at any time, so make sure to be prepared all the time. Call us at (334) 358-1186.

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Why Efficient Water Removal is Key to the Elmore Flood Damage Remediation Process

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Sometimes flooding is just not avoidable after a storm or a river overflows. Call SERVPRO to remediate any flood damage in your home.

Drying a Structure Properly After Flood Damage in Elmore

Various problems can crop up when your Elmore property floods. Among the issues expected include mold development, rotting, and air quality problems from a combination of the first two problems, or other issues such as debris dumped in the property by the intruding waters. A thorough cleanup of the affected property helps eliminate most of the issues. However, failing to dry the structure to the right levels causes proliferation of some problems.
After the initial extraction of water and cleanup necessary after flood damage in Elmore, removal of excess moisture is essential. The process mostly involves the use of dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers fall into two categories, desiccant and refrigerant and sometimes it is best to use the two types to get a good outcome. For instance, in the early stages when humidity is higher, the refrigerant variety is better. When porous materials are dry but structural elements are wet, the desiccant variety works best. Since our SERVPRO team is equipped with different types of dehumidifiers, we can handle the drying process effectively.
Depending on the size of the property, more than one unit might be necessary to ensure the structure not only dries properly but also within the right timeline. Remember, mold can start developing within 48 hours, so time is a significant constraint. Our SERVPRO technicians calculate the number of dehumidifiers needed by considering the capacity of each unit and the nature of the environment being dried. We check the amount of porous or absorbent materials in an area, as well as whether there is any water trapped in wall cavities.
Drying a structure would be easy if it only requires placing the drying units and waiting. However, as the process of moisture removal progresses, it requires constant monitoring so that any changes in the placement or number of equipment can be made. Sometimes our SERVPRO technicians can isolate small areas within the main structure for drying using plastic sheets. Such isolation helps because smaller drying area quickens the process.
When your property floods, call SERVPRO of Prattville to help dry it to normal levels. You can reach us at (334) 358-1186 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Our Highly Trained Technicians Will Mitigate Your Commercial Water Damage In Tallassee

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

We regularly assist business owners in Tallassee combat the problem of commercial water damage.

Mitigation Of Commercial Water Damage In A Tallassee Hotel

When your Tallassee hotel guests complain of unpleasant or stale odors, you need to address these as quickly as possible. While staff can use deodorizing sprays to mask the problem for a while, this in no way resolves the issue at its source. Until then, your guests continue noticing such odors.

We regularly assist business owners in Tallassee combat the problem of commercial water damage. Odors are not the only noticeable effect of water that has seeped into your property. Sometimes water comes in through a leak in an appliance, a water line, or from backed up drains. SERVPRO can fix these problems for you and mitigate any other damage we find.

As materials deteriorate from water damage, the microscopic particles end up in the air. This is where the unwanted odors come from that your guests detect during their stay. We use different devices to locate saturated materials so we can perform the work needed to get rid of the damage and restore things “Like it never even happened.”

Other areas of a hotel that often suffers when water damage is present include dry rotting of carpeting, discolored paint, mold and mildew in guest rooms' drapes and other soft furnishings, and elevated humidity throughout your hotel. Stopping the water can resolve high humidity levels, but we must actively mitigate the other situations.

SERVPRO crew members hold IICRC certifications in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and keep up-to-date on the latest advances in restoration technology. We have the equipment needed to give us the upper hand on any size job. We can rectify more than odors emanating from damaged areas of your hotel. We can also prevent mold and mildew, clean up stains, and perform maintenance on carpeting.

We also train our employees in how to properly work around your guests to effectively minimize the disruption and interference our presence might cause them. When needed, we can help your staff with relocating long-term guests' belongings to areas without water damage. We can work on one wing at a time so that you can continue serving guests and eliminate any need to close. We understand you need to maintain operations as normally as possible.

SERVPRO of Prattville is ready to help keep your hotel running smoothly while we eliminate the odors caused by water damage. Other problems that arise from water leaks can also cause you problems, but we are ready to help you resolve these issues. Contact us at (334) 358-1186 so we can help you protect your investment, including those located in Millbrook and Deatsville.

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MOLD MYTHS ARE REAL!! Prattville Property Owners Turn to SERVPRO for the Facts and Remediation

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold & Myths in Prattville? Not in this Photo--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

The Misinformation about Mold Damage in Your Prattville House

In the restoration and remediation industry that we belong to, we have found that bad information and myths pose the greatest threats to the Prattville community that we serve. While disasters still occur on a regular basis that requires our expertise and training to overcome, our technicians also battle the common beliefs of homeowners about legitimate threats to their home like mold growth.

You may or may not be among the group of Prattville homeowners that do not fully understand mold damages or even consider them a threat to your house. In this case, a lack of credible information available has led to a misunderstanding about the hazards and potential health risks of mold colonization in your house. The more you understand about this organism, the better you can appreciate the need to remove it immediately upon discovery. The myths abound in great number.

One of the first points that you need to know about mold growth in your home is that it is something that continually gets worse the longer it gets ignored. In coupling this information with the understanding that every type of mold that can colonize within your home poses risks to both the construction materials, contents, and even the occupants of your house, you now have a situation that is steadily getting out of control. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians have encountered many homes where the mold colonies had overtaken materials like drywall and wood framing to the point that they were unsalvageable.

The organism feeds on organic materials, and it just so happens that nearly all of the components used in modern construction fit this criterion. Mold growth in your home can quickly spread as a result, given so many surfaces and items that provide a location for spores to seat and a food source to thrive. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can isolate a growing colony and work to preserve materials through the use of antimicrobial solutions, soda blasting, and sanding to remove the organism entirely.

Mold growth is something that every homeowner should take a few minutes to educate themselves about, especially those that might be under the impression that mold is harmless. If you discover a colony or need an inspection for present colonies or potential problem areas, give our SERVPRO of Prattville remediation specialists a call today at (334) 358-1186.

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SERVPRO's Fool-Proof Formula For Easy Fire Damage Restoration In Tallassee

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

While you might not think of a maxed-out outlet as a source for fire damages in your home, you might find yourself surprised at how common it is.

Overloaded Electrical Systems Can Cause Fire Damages In Your Tallassee Home

An alarming fact is that many Tallassee homeowners are not aware of some of the things that they might regularly do to pose significant risks to their property. An excellent example of this might be overloading the electrical systems throughout their house at specific outlets. Not only is this unwise for the devices and appliances that use this particular outlet, but it also can allow for the unfortunate event of combustion and fire.

While you might not think of a maxed-out outlet as a source for fire damages in your Tallassee home, you might find yourself surprised at how common this occurrence is. The breaker box and fuses get designed to trip or shut off when certain networks become overloaded, but this is not a failsafe that you want to rely on to work explicitly. One malfunctioning component and a spark could occur which ignites materials in the nearby area.

One of the ways that you can avoid this occurrence is to ensure that the outlets that you have installed can accommodate the appliances and devices you plug into them. Avoid using extension cords where possible, as this extends the reach of the electrical system but adds more potentially faulty components to combust and ignite. Fire damages of this magnitude often require professional restoration to recover, much like our SERVPRO technicians can provide.

From the moment that our experienced SERVPRO team arrives at your home following an electrical fire, we can assess the full scope of structural damage and fire effects to develop an efficient plan to restore your home completely. Often our services are at the behest of the insurance company that offers coverage to your home, but we are available for you the client whenever you need us.

While it might be a common occurrence to push outlets beyond their power limits, you should understand that this could eventually result in fire damages to your home. If you face an emergency, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of Prattville rapid response team to help you bring your house back to preloss conditions as efficiently as possible. Give us a call anytime at (334) 358-1186.

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How SERVPRO Dries Out Your Water Damaged Property in Millbrook After an Event

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Whichever direction the water comes from, call SERVPRO to dry out your property.

The Importance of Fast Water Removal Services for Your Millbrook Home

When you face an emergency that damages your Millbrook home, fast reaction times can save you money and time in getting these conditions restored. While this premise appeals to any variety of incident which could leave your home battling the elements or an unexpected disaster, it is especially true of substantial water damages. From the moment that a water loss incident begins at your residence, the clock is ticking to mitigate the situation to keep yourself from extensive demolition and reconstruction work.

When it comes to water removal in Millbrook, however, homeowners often consider this a task that they can handle on their own. The trouble with this mindset is that many people fail to understand how penetrative water damage is to their home and its materials. Conventional cleanup methods and drying efforts only scratch the surface of the work that your home needs, but professional restoration from our SERVPRO technicians can help you overcome the situation.

Mitigation is a restoration industry term for lessening the impact of the disaster in your home, whatever the source of that damage might be. From repairing a broken water line in your house to shutting off the supply line for a faulty appliance, our approach and fast action can help prevent the situation from continually getting worse while the appropriate steps get taken towards a restoration plan.

With this in mind, your fast reaction to the water loss incident within your home can ensure that these mitigation steps get taken as quickly as possible. While this also means that our SERVPRO professionals have less damage to contend with, it also ensures that the job gets completed promptly and within budgetary parameters set in place with your insurance company or directly with our clients.

Water removal services can help you to extract the pooling water within your home and get to drying up the damage efficiently. Our SERVPRO of Prattville restoration technicians can help you to overcome the effects of the disaster and restore your home entirely. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (334) 358-1186.
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Repairing Flood Damage In Wetumpka

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage can lead to various problems such as the growth of bacteria, toxins, mold, and issues with the electrical appliance and system.

Repairing Flood Damage

Of all the potential disasters that can happen in your home, the flood is the most unpredictable and massive dilemma. Some homeowners are fortunate enough to salvage their home despite having to throw away some of their furniture, appliances, carpets, curtains, or other items. However, other homeowners find themselves faced with thousands of dollars worth of damage and repair.

Flood damage in Wetumpka can lead to various problems such as the growth of bacteria, toxins, fungi, mildew, mold, and issues with the electrical appliance and system. People do not realize that Homeowners insurance cannot cover flood damage. Some homeowners may qualify for disaster relief assistant or bank loan, but this cash often falls short from the actual cause of the flood. With all these headaches, the most important thing to do is to find a company that can repair the flood damage at an affordable price.

After the flood, the important thing is not to touch any electrical appliances. If the floors are wet, you should make sure that the electricity is off, so you do not get hurt. Then you should call a flood renovation company to send someone over to help you. SERVPRO can send technicians to check out the extent of the damage. They can use the mitigation process to reduce additional property damages. They can also use other high-tech tools such as moisture sensor, moisture meter, and thermohygrometer. This technology helps detect the amount of moisture in the air. This functionality can help the technician to tell if the environment is favorable for drying or not. The techs can also control the temperature and humidity level to create the optimal drying condition.

SERVPRO technician has other equipment to remove moisture from the air. The extractor can help clean the carpet from the flood, and the air movers can enhance the evaporator at the surface level to reduce the drying time. After the completion of the extractor process, the technicians can use a thermal fogger to neutralize the odor-causing particle that is left behind by the flood. Once everything is complete, the technician can walk you through the house to make sure that you are satisfied.

If you have experienced a flood, and you need an expert to help you, definitely give SERVPRO of Prattville a call at 334-358-1186. They can promptly send a technician to your residential area as soon as possible.

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Restoring Fire Damages to a Wetumpka Church

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Trust our SERVPRO crew to take care of your local church in the event a fire strikes.

Our SERVPRO Team is Equipped to Restore Fire Damage from Your Commercial Property

Disasters in your Wetumpka church are rarely easy to restore and clean up without specialized equipment and specific training. Especially in the event of a fire throughout the building, effects and damages could be widespread and vary significantly. It is critical to get these damages taken care of as quickly as possible to help to reduce the overall tear out and replacement needs for the facility, but also to get your place of worship back into top shape as promptly as possible.

Fire damages to your Wetumpka church present themselves in various ways from soot/smoke damage to structural integrity concerns and even water damage from extinguishment. Understanding how each of these effects requires a specific approach can help you to appreciate your need for professional restoration services like what our SERVPRO technicians can provide. We work hard to live up to our slogan that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The contents of your church are often what takes the worst of the lingering effects like soot and smoke damage. Carpeting throughout the sanctuary is an excellent example of this. Not only are these fibers a magnet for the carbon film of soot and debris, but this material and the subflooring can become overly saturated and weaken on account of the water used to fight the flames. Removing the moisture and restoring these areas take several intricate steps from weighted extraction into carpet cleaning to fully restore.

Materials throughout the affected areas like drywall and wood are particularly susceptible to absorbing the smoke damage, ultimately requiring deodorization. The environment is particularly volatile following the extinguishing of a fire, which our SERVPRO technicians prepare for with the use of personal protective equipment like respirators and coveralls. To clear the atmosphere within the building, a combination of air scrubbers and thermal foggers are used to clean out soot, debris and other contaminants from the air and then to deodorize the lingering smoke damage.

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With the congregation that you can expect throughout the week to use your church, taking care of a significant disaster like a widespread fire requires much more than you can do on your own. If you get posed with a situation like this in the future, trust in the experience and rapid response of our SERVPRO of Prattville fire restoration technicians. Our response team is available 24/7 by calling (334) 358-1186.

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Making The Most Of Things During Flood Damage Mitigation In Millbrook

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Heavy rains from severe storms and other harsh weather can leave Millbrook residents drenched.

Flood Damage Mitigation

Heavy rains from severe storms and other harsh weather can leave Millbrook residents drenched. SERVPRO technicians can help get things dried out correctly, resulting in the least amount of sustained damage possible, saving their customers substantial amounts of money and from experiencing unnecessary aggravation.

After a Millbrook home sustains flood damage, getting things dry becomes a priority. Having a safe, dry place to live until then is also crucial to your family's comfort. Without a temporary but stable location, normal activities can become quite tricky. Our technicians live in the area and understand that life's pace scarcely slows down, even for emergencies. We can help you gather the things in your home to help your family adapt more readily to the stresses of this situation.

Keeping you informed of the progress our experts make in mitigating flood damage that affects your home can make the time before your family can move back home more understandable. We can give you updates according to your wishes. Plus, we always make sure that we explain any new developments that occur. We understand that delays in expected move-back-in dates can lead to disappointments, so we do all we can to keep these from happening. When they become unavoidable, we assure you that we do everything possible to make the delay as short as possible.

Other services from community agencies often help families who suffer during disasters, including flood damage. SERVPRO can put you in touch with these helpful resources by giving you phone numbers for local agencies that you can call. These can often help with the various needs your family might experience, while others can provide advice on how to deal with the situation and the changes your family experiences because of the flood damage and related circumstances.

SERVPRO of Prattville understands the difficulties imposed on your family when flood damage happens to your home. We work as quickly as possible to keep damage minimized and to shorten the time as much as possible before you can move your family back into their own home. Contact us to have IICRC-certified technicians restore your home by calling (334) 358-1186.

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Preventing Fire Damages To Your Tallassee Residence

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

One of the most unexpected and devastating occurrences to your Tallassee home is a fire.

Preventing Fire Damages To Your Residence

One of the most unexpected and devastating occurrences to your Tallassee home is a fire. To make matters worse, many of these situations could get avoided with the right precautionary measures and better education. Most homeowners assume that smoke detectors offer enough of a warning about the dangers of a disaster in your house, enough to notify first responders before too much damage occurs, but this is not always the case.

This occurrence is not inevitable nor is it something that even most homeowners have to experience throughout their lives. Still, fire damages can prove a lingering menace in your Tallassee home that requires attention from trained professionals like our SERVPRO restoration team. In even the best of circumstances, fire can still leave its mark on your house that conventional cleaning methods are unable to restore.

However, there are ways that you can better prepare your home and help to prevent a fire from ever starting actively. Much of this precautionary work comes from being more mindful of appliances in your home as they age, as these can often be a source of ignition. Another measure you can take is to ensure that you have fire suppression equipment in utility areas of your house for easy access.

Fire extinguishers are a great example of suppression equipment that you should have readily available throughout your home. These can help you to put out a small fire before it has the opportunity to get out of control and cause significant damage throughout your house. A quickly extinguished fire often leaves only minimal damages for our SERVPRO professionals to restore, making the process much quicker and ultimately cheaper.

While there are many ways that you can be more mindful around your home to help prevent the possibility of a fire, there are also some instances where it cannot get avoided. If you have already experienced fire damages in your home, count on our SERVPRO of Prattville fire restoration technicians to restore the damage quickly and get your home back to preloss condition. SERVPRO's rapid response team is available 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.

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Appliances can Leave Flood Damage in Your Tallassee Residence

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding from your dishwasher can put you under many inches of water. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Dry Out Your Property After Flooding Regardless of the Source

Some of your Tallassee home's appliances use water to perform their function. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters, and many of the more recent refrigerator models have their own water lines. Each of these lines can cause severe problems inside your home when they break or come loose at either end.
Regularly checking the water lines in your home's appliances can reduce the chances of such incidents leading to flood damage in Tallassee. SERVPRO technicians are always ready for those unexpected emergencies, though, no matter how large or small. We assist homeowners in regaining control of their homes and make things “Like it never even happened.” once again.
Flood damage from appliances that leak or malfunction by overflowing introduces clean water into your home, as opposed to the highly contaminated water experienced during weather-related flooding. We still must remove this water as soon as possible. Clean water can become contaminated from absorbing substances found on your floors and lower portions of walls.
Staining of carpets also becomes much more likely as time passes. With weather-related flood damage, we typically cannot save carpeting. When flooding comes from an interior source such as from an appliance's leak or overflow caused by a clog, we have a much better chance of saving our customers the expense of replacing their carpets. We must replace the padding in almost all cases, however, just because of the way in which it disintegrates when exposed to water.
Removing the water after stopping its flow at the source shows up any primary damage. Because we know the water contains little contamination, we can work more rapidly. We do not need to remove any silt or other debris that we find in other types of flooding disasters. We also do not need to remove as many materials from your home's structure.
Airing out the interior spaces of your home's walls using our Injectidry system can save your home from experiencing secondary water damage like microbial infestations. SERVPRO technicians also use heated extraction units to remove water that seeped into hard-to-reach places like under floorboards.
SERVPRO of Prattville has the equipment and experience your home needs when it suffers flood damage. Appliances can go from helping us to almost destroying our homes because of a small water line quite quickly and with little or no warning. Our team is ready to help you. All you need to do is call us at (334) 358-1186 whenever your home experiences an emergency.
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Grease Fires In Your Tallassee Restaurant Require Fast Fire Damage Restoration

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

A kitchen fire might happen at a moment's notice, so you need to have professional restoration that can arrive quickly as well.

Fast Fire Damage Restoration

Kitchen fires can happen in the blink of an eye inside of your Tallassee restaurant. Even with only a small area affected, the lingering effects and acute symptoms of the blaze pose a threat to your customers and staff. One of the most detrimental of these effects is a noxious smoke odor that can spread out well beyond the confinements of where the fire happened.

With the oils and grease used in or produced by the dishes you create in your Tallassee kitchen, open flames provide an ever-present risk of severe and threatening situations. While your kitchen area likely gets equipped with several types of extinguishers to handle a variety of fires, resolving the damage that has occurred has to happen before your restaurant can function at its best again.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand the importance of your business and customer satisfaction. When a disaster like this occurs in your building, you want to have the damage restored and return your eatery to the atmosphere that your customers are accustomed to experiencing. It's part of our rapid response approach to serving our community, being there as promptly as possible to clean up the mess and get your facility back to preloss conditions.

With even localized fires in your kitchen, damages can quickly spread to cabinetry and counters, requiring the need for both cleanup and even possibly demolition and reconstruction. Still, one of the most significant threats to a customer experience is the foul odor wafting through the dining area from the recent kitchen blaze.

Remedying this odor often requires our SERVPRO technicians to use thermal foggers. These machines release a chemical solution into the environment and over the contents of the room to break apart noxious odor molecules and neutralize them.

A kitchen fire might happen at a moment's notice, so you need to have professional restoration that can arrive quickly as well. Call our SERVPRO of Prattville fire restoration technicians whenever you need us at (334) 358-1186.

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Fire Damage in a Millbrook Home HVAC System

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration in Millbrook? Call SERVPRO for Great Results

Smoke Residue and Odors Are Key Elements Needing Cleanup after a House Fire

After a fire, Millbrook residents are very conscious of the damage to their homes and take the necessary steps to clean and return them to a clean state. One area that often goes unnoticed, however, especially if the fire was short and did minimal damage, is the heating and air or HVAC system.
Even when there is no physical fire damage to the HVAC in a Millbrook home, there are still problems to address. The residues left behind by smoke and burning property can cover the vent covers and ductwork. SERVPRO technicians know that once the HVAC is activated again, these residues can spread throughout the entire home, causing damage to personal items if not structural property.
The severity of damage depends on where the fire started, how fast it burned, and what fueled it. For example, a kitchen fire usually starts small, so it burns slowly, going through food, metal pans, plastic handles, and fabrics like cotton dishtowels. A fire like this one usually sends up a large amount of smoke. The residues it leaves are often sticky and difficult to remove.
A fire which starts in another part of the house as a living room is different. While it may start slowly, the fire quickly begins to burn faster, consuming furniture, paper, carpets, and eventually, building material. The residues left behind from a fire like this one are drier, more like powder, and easier to clean, though the charred materials may be much greater than a small kitchen fire.
In the case of an HVAC system, the powdery residues can be wiped off vent covers using a dry sponge. If they have not gotten too far into the ductwork, SERVPRO technicians can remove them using a larger sponge on a telescoping, long handle. If the residue is slightly sticky, technicians use water or a mild detergent to break them up for removal.
For residues from a kitchen or similar fire, our restoration teams use a much stronger cleaning agent. They combine it with a long-handled scrub brush to break up the residues for removal. With both kinds of residues, technicians can also remove them with a vacuum hose.
For residues that penetrated deep into the ductwork, our teams can use a fogging machine to generate a cloud of cleaning agent. They force it through every duct, breaking up the residue and then use fans to push it all outside the home.
If you have cleaned up after a recent fire, but still find smoke residue throughout your home, it may be a problem inside your HVAC. Call SERVPRO of Prattville today at (334) 358-1186 to determine if you need additional cleaning services.

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Saving Your Home's Floors from Flood Damage in Tallassee

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

When More than a Puppy Puddle Covers Your Tallassee Flooring after a Storm--Call SERVPRO for Removal and Restoration

Swift Stormwater Removal Can Salvage Hardwood Flooring

During a flood in Tallassee, your home's entire structure can become weaker. This change takes place not only because of the water's ability to soak everything it comes into contact with but also because of its weight and the force with which it moves.
Your floors support this weight, which can significantly add to the severity of water damage experienced in Tallassee properties. Larger rooms might seem to bow downward much more than hallways and smaller rooms after a flood recedes. The structure of your home can also change slightly during a flood. Stairways leading to the basement can also warp and become unsafe.
SERVPRO can help restore your home by resolving these problems through their professional mitigation services. We do more than merely remove any leftover water. We also dry out your home and curtail a significant amount of damage to materials that might otherwise happen.
We restore your floors to a safe condition by getting them dry in a rapid fashion, but not too quickly. We use Injectidry equipment to dry the floors from the surface you see through the underlay, including joists and the rest of the internal framework. On the top, we lay down heat-producing mats that also extract any evaporated moisture. Below, we insert tubing that forces warm air into the floor so it can quickly dry out. We measure the air leaving the floor for the amount of moisture our machines force out. When this reaches a standard point, we know that the floor's interior area no longer needs further drying. A science and a little art provide professional protocols for salvaging hardwood floor boards.
We do the same with your walls, as well, and any other cavities and dead spaces inside your home. At times, we remove baseboards to drill small weep holes to allow water to drain out before forcing air inside. We always replace the mop-boards once we finish, so we remove any risk to our customers.
SERVPRO of Prattville can take your flooded home from soggy to “Like it never even happened” fast and efficiently. Our professional mitigation team is always available to help the residents in Elmore and Eclectic protect their homes from this and other types of damage. Call us at (334) 358-1186 to speak to an experienced company that is locally owned and operated.

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Stopping Water Damage Before it Spreads within a Tallassee Home

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage from Upper-Level Leak in Tallassee--Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Removal

Swift Water Removal  Mitigates Damages and Preserves Possessions

Underneath your Tallassee home's kitchen cabinet, as well as in the bathroom, plumbing lines supply water to the sink while drain pipes allow the used water to flow away safely. When any of these become loosened from their connections, water can escape and puddle on the bottom of the cabinet.
Tallassee homeowners might find themselves with a kitchen or bathroom full of water damage after a leak like this occurs. Promptly taking care of the situation by consulting with a professional mitigation company like SERVPRO can help protect the rest of your home from additional damages. Certified by the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD), our technicians arrive at your home prepared to restore things to preloss condition, whenever possible.
Before starting, we measure the amount of moisture held in solid materials and also the amount of humidity trapped in your residence's air. Once we know how intensive of an approach we need, we proceed with removing the misplaced water wherever it exists and in whichever form we find it. We can easily see the water, but locating water from past days or weeks means tracking moisture and dampness in both surrounding materials, belongings and furnishings, and even the air inside your home.
As we remove the water, we check to ensure that we also resolve what caused the incident in the first place. Escaping water that comes from upper levels of your home quickly travels down to lower levels. This is typically a grade three water damaging event when multiple levels are exposed to water leaks. This can affect electrical outlets on lower floors. Both slow leaks or busted water lines can cause flooding inside a building, as can backups and overflowed washing machines.
When needed, we call in one of our trusted partners or a contractor of your choosing, who assist us in matters regarding plumbing, electrical wiring, or appliances. We always discuss with our customers the need for such professionals before contacting a partner, however, as we know you may already have someone who attends to such matters for you. It is crucial that all aspects of water damage mitigation follow protocols for maximum results.
SERVPRO of Prattville can help you fulfill your goal of restoring your home back to its former condition before the water loss. Contact our 24-hour emergency service line at (334) 358-1186 if you live in the Millbrook, Autaugaville, or Elmore areas and experience leaks, drips, or faulty drains in your home.

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Learn To Take the Right Actions When You Face Flood Damage in Wetumpka

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Coosa River Flooding Can Damage Your Wetumpka Home or Business--Call SERVPRO for Help

Storm Cleanup and Restoration in Wetumpka Means a Call to SERVPRO

You need the right equipment and expertise to restore your contents after experiencing a flood damage event on your property. The restoration process starts typically from the time you call a restoration service provider, and the necessary assessment and inspection follow. After that, we employ appropriate methods to extract the water from your Wetumpka property.
Since most flood damage events in Wetumpka are associated with hundreds of gallons of water, our SERVPRO technicians use techniques that remove a large volume of the water within the shortest time possible. Depending on the situation at hand, we may use powerful truck-mounted vacuum systems and pumps to extract the water. The use of portable water extractors can be an option when the area has limited access. Where necessary, our team can perform organized move-outs and pack-outs to allow extensive restoration and cleaning.
Carpets are prone to water saturation, and during the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians give them specific attention. We understand that latex deterioration and delamination are the main problems that carpets face during such incidents. Latex deterioration happens when the latex, which holds the secondary and primary backing of the carpet begins to deteriorate. The degeneration may lead to the separation of the secondary and primary layers in what is known as delamination. It is hard to fix carpets that have undergone delamination, in such cases, we advise the property owner to make a replacement. Typically, the fibrous materials are contaminated from Black Water requiring disposal.
Our SERVPRO technicians also examine the padding's condition during the restoration. Usually, wet conditions make it break apart, and there might be the need to do a replacement after a flood. In most cases, the cost of replacement is much cheaper compared to the drying and fixing costs.
After water removal, drying the walls, floors, and other wet contents is necessary. During that step, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to enhance dehumidification and drying. By measuring the relative humidity and temperature of the room, we are in a position to determine the number of the drying and dehumidification equipment to put in place.
At SERVPRO of Prattville, we make every water disaster "Like it never even happened." Call us at (334) 358-1186 and let our experienced team make the difference that you need.

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Right Options for Dealing with Fire Damage in Tallassee

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage can catch you off guard as well as overwhelm you. Contact SERVPRO right away for best remediation results.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Science Behind Fire Damage Residues

After a fire damage incident, the smoke particles which are left behind are not the same. While some of them are easier to clean, that is not the case when it comes to some soot residues. The most common soot types that most fire events in Tallassee leave behind are wet smoke residues, fuel oil smoke residues, dry smoke residues and protein smoke residues.
Most fire damage incidents in Tallassee leave behind a mixture of both dry and wet smoke. Despite that, the proportions of the two types cannot be the same. With that in mind, you now understand why our SERVPRO technicians use different cleaning techniques when removing the various forms of smoke particles. Generally, eliminating dry smoke is a little bit easier when compared to dealing with wet smoke.
Under dry smoke conditions, some materials are salvageable since dry smoke carries along a few deposits and aerosols. It also means it does not cause severe stains on surfaces, and its odor is less pungent. When cleaning such surfaces, our SERVPRO technicians use less abrasive cleaning procedures. Its major downside is that hotter fires are its primary cause, which means it causes substantial heat damage when compared to cooler fires.
Wet smoke has a high proportion of solvents, aerosols as well as other liquid contents. Slow-Burning fires usually cause it, and that means it has enough time to find its way into enclosed areas and cracks and cause further damage. Though it causes minimal heat damage, most materials exposed to such conditions are not salvageable. When our SERVPRO technicians are attending incidents, even refinishing and stripping is not enough to do the job and that calls for replacements.
After cleaning, we perform deodorization to neutralize the pungent odors. In all our operations, we are keen to abide by the state's regulations and standards outlined by IICRC.
SERVPRO of Prattville is a reliable leader in the restoration industry that addresses water, fire, storm, and mold damage. Call us at (334) 358-1186 and get tested services from our highly trained restoration technicians.

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Water Damage Levels Determine Cleaning Process In Wetumpka

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Removal and Carpet Cleaning are Assured in Wetumpka When SERVPRO Is Called

SERVPRO Works Hard to Restore Carpets Damaged by Water

An overflowing toilet is a usual water damage issue in many Wetumpka area homes. The carpeting in your den is wet with dirty toilet water from the overflowing toilet in your downstairs bathroom. Deep cleaning carpeting is of utmost importance when this occurs in homes. We advise against trying to clean carpeting on your own if you want it to be thoroughly clean and free of harmful contaminants. If the damage is a sewage backup, then the carpeting must be discarded.

Calling SERVPRO water damage specialists to clean the carpet in Wetumpka homes is probably the better option than doing it yourself. There are three levels of clean, which are sterile, disinfected and sanitary. Getting carpeting 100 percent is extremely difficult to achieve and is mostly for hospitals. We do not offer sterile cleaning. Disinfected is around 99 percent and is safe for humans. Generally, this level is for the presence of sewage or blood that can be harmful to one’s health. We can safely remove biohazardous materials. To clean contaminated areas, technicians use EPA-registered disinfectants.
The sanitary level of clean is the minimum, and most common level technicians use in homes for water damage issues like overflowing toilets or leaky plumbing. Sanitary cleaning can remove dirty water and contaminates. Unsanitary conditions can create a possible health hazard. Cleaning to the sanitary level helps reduce that risk. The minimum service, SERVPRO can clean homes to the sanitary level. We use the proper equipment to ensure sanitary cleaning, which may include truck-mounted vacuums, air blowers, industrial fans and air dryers.
Technicians check for moisture effects on the carpet. Our primary objective is to restore carpet and make it look like “Like it never even happened.” Water saturation for both carpeting and padding is the first issue we check. Overly wet carpeting and padding can deteriorate, a process called delamination which is the separation of layers that can negate a restoration. If carpeting and padding are in good condition, the cleaning and drying process can begin. If that is the case, we inform homeowners so they can contact a professional contractor to replace the carpet. We can work with insurance adjusters.
We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Prattville aims to restore the carpeting in your home. We provide emergency service 24/7. Call us at (334)358-1186.

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Mold Can Grow Between the Walls of Your Wetumpka Home

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

When mildew grows between your walls, it can be difficult to get to, call on SERVPRO to help remediate the damage and restore your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold damage can be a tricky situation to deal with by yourself, especially when you find it growing in the spaces between your walls. When an event like this arises, it is best to allow a professional restoration company to handle the problem because trying to remediate it yourself can actually do more damage to the structure of your home. It is never wise to attempt to fix these problems without the proper training. Opening up the cavities between your walls requires an understanding of your home that is beyond what the regular person usually would have. Entrusting this task to qualified experts ensures that the job is done correctly and that you can rest comfortably without worry.

Our team of IICRC-certified technicians can investigate the mold damage between the walls of your Wetumpka home and leave you to handle the essential tasks of your life, like your job. Most commonly, mold is fueled by excess moisture. High levels of humidity in Alabama can cause unprotected homes to become a breeding ground for mold spores because they use moisture to accelerate their growth.

SERVPRO can open the wall cavities carefully to clean out the mold damage thoroughly. Depending on the quality of the walls, we may ultimately remove the area impacted by mold. We only remove the material if it is porous and the mold damage is beyond scrubbing away.

However, if they are salvageable, we can clean the mold away and then dry the space. SERVPRO uses unique placements of air movers, polyethylene plastic sheets, desiccant dehumidifiers, tubing, and axial fans to dry out the space between your walls. Afterward, we can thoroughly disinfect the area and then use an antifungal agent to help ensure that mold does not regrow.

Do not hesitate if you find that humidity is causing mold to grow in your home. Dial (334) 358-1186 to reach SERVPRO of Prattville. "We're Faster To Any Size Disaster."

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Water Damage from Spring Time Activities Can Lead to Moldy Areas in Your Wetumpka House

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Kids and pets can carry water from outdoors into your home, leading to minor water damage that can easily develop into mold damage.

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Water Damage Leaves Mold Damage in Your Home

Spring is here in Wetumpka, and many people want to enjoy the warm weather. Taking the children, pets, or yourself out to parks and nearby wooded areas often mean at least a bit of time near a lake or stream. When the family dog enjoys swimming, or the kids want to wade in the water, pets and clothing often end up wet.

Bringing everyone home after a fun day outdoors around Wetumpka can mean water from the lake gets deposited on sofas or carpets, or inside laundry hampers, leading to water damage. Pets can spread water to their bedding, near their food bowls, and anywhere else they venture. Even though this damage remains small and isolated, it can lead to mold damage.

The water from natural bodies of water often contain microbes ready to do damage once they come inside your home. We at SERVPRO also love being outside and know that the fun found there can help bond families together. However, water damage and moldy conditions can help create stress when homeowners worry about the safety of their home. We can help keep any health effects of mold minimized by remediating the problem.

Before addressing the mold, however, we must eliminate the moisture and humidity caused by the water brought into your home. Our extraction equipment comes in many sizes, from flood-water removal pumps to desiccant machines that dry the air. Once the air's humidity levels return to normal, we can begin using our air scrubbers and other mold-extraction equipment to perform professional mold remediation services in your home. The elimination of moisture keeps water damage from developing while keeping conditions too dry for mold and other microbes to grow.

SERVPRO of Prattville wants to help your family avoid any of the health effects mold presents while protecting your home from the possibility of water damage. Contact us at (334) 358-1186 if you live in or near the Tallassee, Elmore, or Autaugaville communities so we can help restore your home to pre-disaster condition.  

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Fire Damage Restoration in Wetumpka

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

If you are facing fire damage that includes soot residues, contact SERVPRO for remediation services. Call right away for best results.

Team SERVPRO Understands Soot and Residues Formed By Fire

If a fire ever takes place inside your Wetumpka home, there are different ways it can cause damage. Every fire burns things inside a building differently. A blaze inside a structure behaves differently based on many factors including the type of fuel burned and how the fire was started.
When mitigating problems that take place after a fire, different methods get used based on how things got burned inside the home. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Wetumpka study how smoke and flames behave so they know how to deal with the various situations. By knowing the behavior of a blaze, we are better able to save items without having to replace everything that got affected.
A massive part of fire damage restoration is cleaning and removing soot residues created by smoke. Soot residues vary based on many things that took place during the burn. Some soot and soils are easily cleaned, while others may take a variety of methods to remove.
Any time something gets burned, combustion takes place. Combustion occurs when a solid is turned into a gas by heat. As combustion happens, the solid materials break down and combine with oxygen while heat is given off.
For complete combustion to occur, three things must be present. To turn all of a substance into a gas, there must be a fuel (which is whatever material is being burned), heat and oxygen. In theory, if there were a perfect balance of all three of these things, then all of the burned material would combine with oxygen and disperse into the air.
However, in most cases, full combustion does not take place. Smoke and soot are created when parts of the burned material do not fully combust all of the way. Since the presence of fuel heat and oxygen varies in different sections of the burn, smoke and soot almost always get created during a fire and cause damage to various rooms inside the house.
The variance of amounts and types of fuel, oxygen, and heat is what causes various types of smoke and soot residues. For professional assistance with smoke and soot cleaning and restoration call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 24/7.

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Improperly Cleaned Water Damage Can Lead To Mold Growth In Your Wetumpka Residence

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Leaks Cause Mold Damage in Wetumpka--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Starting from the Source--Water and Moisture

Many Wetumpka homeowners believe that they can handle every instance that affects their home and causes some damage. While minor situations can likely get resolved with a little elbow grease on your end, water emergencies and subsequent damages are rarely among them. The reason for this is that many of these events have broad effects on your home that conventional cleaning and drying efforts cannot adequately resolve.
The fuel of mold growth in Wetumpka properties, food and water place signifidant roles in the destruction that may follow. Water damage in your residence can come from a variety of sources and impact the materials used in the construction of your home in different ways. Worse still, damages that do not get cleaned up and restored the first time correctly offer the potential for these same damages getting worse or compounding conditions which threaten your house in a new way.
This fact is part of the reason why SERVPRO is such an excellent choice for any water emergency that you might have in your home. Our expertise and equipment can help you to entirely restore any damaged area so that you are no longer at risk of compounding effects like fungal growth and mold colonies. These are typical effects to follow an inadequately dried water damage event.
Mold damage in your home is a serious condition that requires professional remediation services to resolve. More is understood all the time about the potential health effects that result from exposure to mold growth in your home, and so you should do your best to avoid situations that can allow mold spores to thrive on organic material surfaces and structural components of your home.
This avoidance begins with quality water damage restoration, which works to extract the present water from the affected area and dry it thoroughly. Inspection with thermal imagery can identify moisture and present water inside of walls, ceilings, and underneath floors in your home. Specialized tools can get used in instances that require deeper penetration to dry an area entirely.
This introduction might only give you a small piece of our restoration process, but it can show you the benefit of choosing SERVPRO of Prattville to help you clean up the mess. With the realistic threat of mold growth stemming from your water damage, you can trust our experienced and certified specialists to get the job done correctly. Give us a call today at (334) 358-1186.

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Commercial Water Damage Specialists in Wetumpka

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

If a broken pipe or other source of water damage occurs on your commercial property, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Safety for BOTH Your Workers and Ours is SERVPRO's Primary Concern When Remediating Water Damage

Many times water leaks cause much damage to a building, and the situation requires immediate attention. If a pipe breaks inside your Wetumpka warehouse, unwanted moisture possibly damages your contents, products, or building materials. If a problem with water exists for forty-eight hours or more, then mold growth sometimes occurs.
Water taking place inside your business' warehouse sometimes causes a loss of product or revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water damage experts of Wetumpka have experience in mitigating losses at a commercial property in the best ways to reduce the loss of revenue. All procedures taken during the restoration process, get done in ways that keep your warehouse operating as usual.
If there is standing water inside your warehouse, we start mitigating the issue by securing the area first. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the area for any potential hazards associated with the flood. Any slip hazards or potential electrical dangers get removed. Any areas that have a potential of danger get sectioned off and labeled as dangerous.
After the water damaged region of the warehouse is safe for all occupants, all of the water gets extracted. Any standing water gets vacuumed up with our extraction equipment. Any carpet or upholstery inside the warehouse office gets extracted with specialized vacuum extensions.
After all of the water gets removed from the affected area, warehouse racks get moved so that nothing impedes everyday business functions. Racks that are not feasible to move or furniture inside the warehouse office often gets placed on foam blocks. The foam blocks allow the flooring underneath the racks and furniture to receive airflow coming from the drying equipment.
Air movers get placed so that air moves in a circular motion. The hot air circulating inside the building increases the rate of evaporation. Dehumidifiers also get set up to remove moisture from the air and pump out hot, dry air helping create the perfect drying atmosphere.
Sometimes the drying equipment gets set up in specific areas then moved around so that business operations are not adversely affected. If water ever becomes an issue inside your company warehouse call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 for assistance any time of the day.

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Prevention Techniques Keep Mold Damage at Bay in Your Tallassee Residence

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the skills and training to properly and thoroughly remove mold damage from your home and prevent future mold growth.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO for Expert Mold Remediation

Your Tallassee home consists of different materials, and some of these come from organic sources. Microbes, including mold, need organic food sources to live. However, they also require a steady supply of moisture. Because we cannot build homes easily without using organic compounds, we must rely on our ability to control the moisture content in our homes when we want to control the growth of microbes.

Whenever you find that your Tallassee home contains mold damage, attending to it immediately can help save your home from suffering any additional damage. SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) has the skills needed to quickly and effectively remediate any amount of damage affecting your residence. Keeping things dry inside your home can mean the difference between long-term success and a quick return of mold growth.

We use different but effective methods to contain the spores and pieces of mold that can end up so easily in the air. HEPA-filters on our air scrubbers extract microscopic particles so they can no longer pose a threat to your home. As a part of a negative air pressure system that we temporarily install to seal up the moldy areas of your home, an air scrubber pulls clean air into the area while forcing dirty air out of your property.

We thoroughly inspect all materials before removing them. This aspect of our work ensures us that we only remove those materials that cleaning cannot restore. We place all materials that we do remove in secure bags to prevent contamination as we carry these ruined materials out of your home for disposal.

Because most microbes remain non-problematic, maintaining a low level of humidity in your home can prevent many problems with mold growth and the damage it causes. Installing new sump pumps or dehumidifiers, or both can help keep the moisture in your home at a healthy level. In addition to this, ensuring that we eliminate any sources of water that might cause problems helps immensely. Without water, mold just cannot grow.

SERVPRO of Prattville is here to help you and your family with remediation for mold damage and the restoration of your home. Call us any day or night, any day of the year, at our local number, (334) 358-1186 for professional assistance.

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Fully Recover from Fire Damage on Your Wetumpka Area Property, Today

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home after fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Fires can reach extreme temperatures that often affect the loadbearing capacity of many structural components installed in your home. If you put the noticeable visual effects aside, thermal expansion erodes the strength of many materials left behind, often causing damage in other parts of your property not directly affected by the fire. 

When dealing with fire damage in your Wetumpka area home, make sure that your restoration specialist remains flexible to a variety of situations while working towards maintaining the structural integrity of your building. They should always make explicit efforts to form remedial measures that help restore the building to its original design and compensate for any weaknesses discovered as a result of the fire. 

In some situations, replacement of damaged materials become more practical than restoration, in other words, it may not be possible to restore everything. However, even with a variety of challenges added to the situation, SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians remain your best option for working towards a full recovery. We can often save many items such as furniture, appliances, personal belongings, and additional household components that appear unrestorable to the untrained eye.  

Our technicians understand that glass, metal, lead, aluminum, alloy, brass, bronze, and copper items show a significant loss of strength after being exposed to a fire. The wood used to construct your home’s framework can often retain structural integrity even after the surface ignites and chars at a steady rate. SERVPRO technicians can remove charring and perform a full inspection of joints, connectors, and interior structural elements to help limit additional losses.  

By putting a variety of personnel, equipment, and resources together, SERVPRO can provide you with the services necessary to clean, deodorize, and restore your family home to a quality pre-fire damage condition. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you take control of fire damage situations that occur on your property and do everything possible to help members of our local community recover.

Contact SERVPRO of Prattville for additional information or to begin your home’s restoration, today. We service residents throughout the Elmore, Deatsville, Millbrook area, providing solutions that you can count on whenever emergency situations arise. (334) 358-1186

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Commercial Flood Damage in Your Wetumpka Warehouse

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Every warehouse flooding event is different and requires a custom plan to dry out the building and items stored within. Contact SERVPRO to discuss.

Team SERVPRO Puts Together a Personalized Action Plan Based on Your Particular Commercial Damage Scenario

Natural disasters such as flooding or heavy thunderstorms can lead to flood damage, especially if your warehouse in Wetumpka is not protected. Your commercial building is at a higher risk of sustaining water damage over the weekends and at night when everyone goes home.
Commercial flood damage in Wetumpka is devastating for anyone with a business. An event like this disrupts your business and can result in a significant financial loss if you do not attend to it right away. To help you clean up the mess and deal with such a disaster, you should get in touch with us at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle flooding situations and are ready to help you whenever you need.
We first do a visual inspection to get an estimate of the damages. We can then start extracting all the standing water. We do so with truck-mounted pumps. Once this is done, we can work on getting your business thoroughly dried. We use industrial machines such as dehumidifiers and air movers to do so, monitoring the equipment daily. This part of the remediation process is the longest.
Based on initial moisture readings and the layout of your property, SERVPRO techs determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers are necessary to dry your building efficiently and adequately. A dry standard is set using an area of the property that is unaffected. After the areas affected are in line with this standard, we remove the equipment.
After all the areas are dried thoroughly and our equipment removed, we wipe down and clean everything from the ceiling to the walls, to the floors. We apply a layer of antimicrobial which is sprayed to stop any potential mold growth. Both air and culture samples are taken to ensure your business is mold and bacteria free.
Any non-salvageable building materials are demolished and disposed of during the mitigation process and are replaced afterward which includes paint, flooring, and drywall.
SERVPRO of Prattville wants to make sure that your business in Eclectic, Elmore, or Deatsville can get back up and running as soon as possible after a flooding disaster. Give us a call as soon as possible at (334) 358-1186 so we can get your business dry and safe again.

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Removing And Restoring Flood Damage In Wetumpka

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO knows that the best response to Wetumpka flood damage is a rapid one.

Removing And Restoring Flood Damage

The weather of the last year and even recently has put Wetumpka homes underwater. The flooding puts entire neighborhoods at risk and property loss can begin in less than an hour when items like books and some upholstered furniture absorb too much water.

SERVPRO knows that the best response to Wetumpka flood damage is a rapid one. We keep a response team on call, 24/7 to make sure we can be at your home in less than an hour after you call us. The process we have developed after more than twenty years serving Illinois residents provides our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to restoring their homes and property.

We start with removing anything that might bleed color or furniture finish into the water covering carpets and floors. That includes sofas, dining room sets, area rugs, and curtains as well as books and other paper products. Our team members also remove any items that might accidentally damage while removing water or otherwise restoring the home. If possible, we move it to a safe area of the home or else put it into temporary storage.

Next, we remove the flood water. We can accomplish this with commercial pumps to remove the bulk of the water and then switch to extraction pumps to draw it out of carpets and from between floorboards. The idea is to do these first two steps quickly enough to prevent or at least limit furniture damage, staining on carpets and floors, and stop rust from forming on appliances and other metal framed property.

SERVPRO technicians now lift the carpet to examine underneath. If there is a carpet pad, we dispose of it. Replacing it is far more cost-efficient than expending the time needed to attempt to dry it. If the floor still has water on the surface, we can roll up the carpet and use squeegees to push or pull water out of the room.

Once the floor is completely dry, we lay down the new pad and then the carpet. If needed, technicians use air movers to force warm air under the carpet to make sure it is completely dry.

These are the first steps we take to ensure your home is safe and dry after a disaster. More rain and storms are in the near forecast, so if your home has flood damage, or if you want to learn how to reduce the effects, contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today. We are here for you.

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Learn Your Options When Dealing with Water Damage in Wetumpka

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Dealing with water damage can be stressful, you can trust SERVPRO to properly remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Offers Fast, Efficient and Thorough Water Damage Restoration Services

It is always good to know your options when your commercial property or home has encountered the effects of water damage. Even when some of the restoration procedures may seem obvious to you, always seek professional services in Wetumpka to avoid making costly errors that may lead to further damage and loss. Below you are going to learn some of the steps that experts undertake to restore your property.

The aim of a restoration company like SERVPRO is to turnaround the water damage challenges in Wetumpka and restore items to their preloss state. There are specific procedures that our technicians follow when working for you. For instance, we do loss assessment, analyze the levels of contamination, then decontaminate and dry your property. In our work, we adhere to the IICRC standards and monitor every process until we obtain the target results.

The first step that we undertake is to identify the source of the water and stop the flow if it still exists. We can then pump the water accumulation with the help of pumps, portable extractors or truck-mounted extractors. Additionally, we use water detection equipment such as thermohygrometers, moisture sensors, and moisture meters. By using a thermohygrometer, our SERVPRO technicians can measure the relative humidity and temperature of an area. A moisture meter is crucial when determining the moisture content of various materials.

If you did not report the incident promptly, there is a possibility that mold might have started to grow. While at your property, we do mold inspection and removal. With the use of deodorization agents, we sterilize the area to eliminate any lingering airborne contaminants and smells. Deodorization is a very vital step since the deodorants can also neutralize odors from the hard to access areas.

Putting in place air movers is also vital to promote air circulation and the drying process. When the air has high volumes of moisture, our SERVPRO team uses dehumidifiers to remove that extra moisture. Dependent on the situation, we may decide to use desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Prattville is a trusted leader in storm, water, fire and mold damage restoration. Call us at (334) 358-1186 at any time of the day and get proven services that make a difference.

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Water Removal Specialists In Wetumpka

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

When appliances cause water damage, our SERVPRO crew will clean and restore the mess.

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damage Emergencies in Wetumpka

Someone once said, "something always breaks in our house right around Christmas time every year!" The odds are that one day something is bound to malfunction in your beautiful Wetumpka home. When certain appliances or water pipes choose to break, the presence of water becomes a pain.

In some situations not only do you have to fix the broken appliance or item, but you have a problem with water as well. Anytime something malfunctions and causes water to get in the house, call SERVPRO's water removal team in Wetumpka. The quicker you call us, the quicker we show up and help you with your dilemma.

Letting any standing water inside your house stay there for any amount of time is not a good idea. The greater amount of time water stays inside your house, the more problems the liquid creates. Building materials inside your home can get soaked and start to lose their structural integrity. If any water sits inside your house long enough, mold growth can occur on any wooden or paper material.

Instead of risking more and worse problems to your house in the future, call the experts at SERVPRO for help the first time. If standing water inside a structure is removed promptly, the damage it causes to your home decreases. If moisture levels of building materials inside your dwelling are dropped low enough in a short period, then mold growth is unlikely.

Once our expert team is confident that no more water is leaking into your home, they can begin the mitigation process. Our team uses heavy duty water extraction equipment to remove the majority of the water. During this first step, the crew extracts all of the water out of your home that they possibly can.

Once all of the visible water is extracted, and no more water gets sucked up by the equipment, drying can take place. After extraction, our crews test moisture levels in the area and see whether it needs to be dried out or not. If moisture levels are still high on the floor or walls, then drying is necessary to prevent mold growth. We use top of the line air movers and dehumidifiers to drop moisture levels back to their normal range.

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Do not let water sit in your home for a lengthy period. Whenever you notice standing water in your home, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 for help 24/7.

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Experts Can Revitalize Bed And Breakfast Facilities In Wetumpka

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Running a bed and breakfast in Wetumpka depends on a significant amount of creativity and perseverance on the part of the owners.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Running a bed and breakfast in Wetumpka depends on a significant amount of creativity and perseverance on the part of the owners. From booking a stay to the time the guests depart, ensuring a pleasant visit helps retain an excellent public image and reputation and increase business.

All businesses in Wetumpka can sustain commercial fire damage, with some at higher risk than others. Because of the inherent qualities of a bed and breakfast's normal operations, some guests engage in riskier behavior than other guests.

The primary way they engage in this is smoking cigarettes during their overnight stay. While most of the time this habit does not cause a fire, the smoke left behind on walls and other surfaces can become problematic for other guests. Responsible bed and breakfast owners want to ensure that all guests enjoy their time without any difficulties. They understand that sleeping in a room where smoke residue remains can pose severe problems for their more sensitive guests.

This is a situation that the professionals at SERVPRO can help you resolve quickly. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) often works with our Odor Control Technician (OCT) in eliminating noxious odors. Whenever burn holes or other physical evidence remains behind after a guest departs, we can also assist you in resolving this predicament.

Many times, a thorough washing of the walls and ceilings can reduce a foul odor's strength. Because smoke rises, these areas can contain the sticky substances in a film-like layer. Carpeting absorbs the drier particles that fell to the ground. We can carry out carpet cleaning to eliminate these odors.

When a fire does occur, we are ready and prepared to mitigate the damage your business sustains with skilled workers. We remove any damage materials efficiently and then clean up the area. Performing our work this way provides a clean slate for restoration work to begin immediately.

SERVPRO of Prattville views our neighboring businesses as crucial elements in our area, and want to help those suffering from smoke and fire damage and other emergencies recover quickly. Doing so helps keep businesses from failing in the future and strengthens our economy. Our 24-hour services can be contacted by calling (334) 358-1186 where we can discuss your specific needs.

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Understanding What Mold Damage Really is in Wetumpka

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

If you discover a mold colony, SERVPRO recommends you shut off the HVAC system to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of your home.

Allow SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage Before It Gets Out of Hand

Mold colonies can present some of the toughest, most intractable problems for modern American homes, but to understand how to beat such infestations requires a keen understanding of their biology and nature. If you know what causes mold damage in Wetumpka, you may better be able to stop its effects and control growth on your property.

When you see mold damage in your Wetumpka home, what you are really viewing is a large colony of many thousands to millions of individual organisms. The smallest unit of fungal infections is the spore. Spores can be smaller than the tiniest cells in your body, or almost large enough to be seen by the naked eye. These small units multiply rapidly and spread far across a surface, eventually increasing in number and size until you can see them without a microscope or magnification tool.

Most varieties of mold in modern American homes spread out before piling up. The easiest way for new spores to take root and begin to grow is to find a space on the edge of the colony and grow from there. However, as the fungus eats away at whatever surface it has settled on, new spores may begin to grow atop others, giving mold its fuzzy and uneven texture.

Mature colonies reproduce quickly, as individual organisms sprout long stalks tipped with fresh, dormant spores that function as seeds. These can be picked up by passing objects, air currents, water flow, or any other physical force, and be deposited somewhere else where they can grow anew. This is why SERVPRO recommends you shut off your HVAC system when you discover a significant colony in your home: with minimal air currents in your home, the mold should have a harder time spreading to new rooms and areas.

SERVPRO of Prattville has dealt with residential mold damage cases in the local area for years. For our seasoned expertise and careful service, call us at (334) 358-1186.

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Checking for Hazardous Materials After Flooding in Your Wetumpka Home

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Wetumpka Storm Damage Properties Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Water Extraction and More for Flood Damaged Properties

After this year’s hurricanes, residents in Wetumpka are taking more notice of these storms and what they need to do to protect their homes from flooding. They are also paying more attention to their insurance policies and what they cover in the event of a massive disaster like this. Flooding can create havoc in your life in an instant, and being prepared is your best defense.

When the worst has happened, and a storm has brought flooding to your Wetumpka residence, you might not know where to begin. After the storm has passed and it is safe to go back to your home, you want to get the water out as quickly as you can. To do this best, you want the help of SERVPRO and our professional staff who have the right tools and experience to assist you.
Your storm-damaged home could pose hazards since floods can create significant damage to a building. Plus, long-term exposure to water can weaken materials like drywall and flooring which creates a hazard for everyone. We look for these and other structural hazards before beginning water mitigation and restoration.
SERVPRO techs understand that hazardous chemicals and asbestos can be present in some buildings which have been damaged by water. We look out for hazardous materials and try to avoid handling or removing them when it is above our qualifications. If needed, we use qualified subcontractors to help us dispose of these dangers.
Asbestos is especially dangerous, and we do not continue work if we find it until after calling in a licensed asbestos abatement worker to remove any materials that contain the asbestos. We never disturb these materials ourselves if we suspect they contain this dangerous chemical.
SERVPRO of Prattville are the ones to turn to when you have a flooding emergency in your home. We are cautious before we begin our remediation services so that anyone in the areas of Deatsville, Tallahassee, or Elmore can be confident of our services when they call us at (334) 358-1186.

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Tips to Prevent Mold Damage to Your Tallassee Home- What Do Professionals Say?

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Patches Remediated by SERVPRO Protects Tallassee Properties-Call for Advice

Contact SERVPRO for Advice and Mold Remediation Services to Tallassee Properties

Mold damage can wreak havoc on your property. If you are not careful, mold can spread quickly and cause extensive damage to your Tallassee home that can cost thousands to fix. That said, if you are vigilant and seek professional help right away, a lot of the damage can be saved.

There are many of tips out there to tackle mold damage to your Tallassee home. However, not all of those tips work and can even worsen the situation. So, what do the professionals say you should do? Well, let us find out.  

Never try to remove mold by yourself if it is over 10 square feet in area. One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians tell homeowners is not to try and get rid of the mold by themselves. There are a lot of do-it-yourself tips to get rid of the mold out there, but avoid them at all cost. It is unfortunate that there are many scare tactics and misinformation that just compound a not too complex mold infestation. Trying to clean the old damage can worsen the situation and even spread the mold to unaffected areas of your home. Besides, mold can have health effects as well. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the appropriate protective gear and safety training to ensure a proper and safe operation.  

Check your home for signs of mold

Catching the mold damage in its early stage is the key to complete restoration. Make sure that you inspect your home for early signs of mold and if you spot mold, make sure that you contact SERVPRO technicians as soon as possible. Ignoring mold, however small it is, can be a huge mistake.  Never hesitate to call us, even for a consultation.

Control the moisture in your home

Mold loves moisture. Ensure that you do not have excess residual moisture due to leaky fixtures, drain pipes or clogged toilets. Inspect your attics, bathrooms, and crawlspaces regularly and get leakages fixed as soon as you can.

SERVPRO technicians have years of experience and expertise in restoring mold damage. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our technicians are always ready to help you in your time of need.
Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today to schedule an appointment.

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Combating Odors After Water Removal from Your Prattville Clothing Boutique

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Keep Your Boutique in Prattville Free of Odors and Standing Water by Calling SERVPRO

Retail Shops Benefit from SERVPRO Services for Odor and Water Damage Control

Water damage is perhaps one of the worst things to happen in a clothing boutique in Prattville. If the water is not promptly removed, it can damage your inventory and cause irreparable damage to your store as well. However, the extent of water damage is not limited to the damage caused by the intruding water. The residual moisture can cause your store to stink and drive the customers out.

Seeking professional help can eliminate the odor problems in your Prattville boutique after a water damage incidence. The good news is that skilled certified technicians use sophisticated methods, and equipment to get rid of the smells in no time. Here are some the steps that are involved in combating odors after water removal.

Eliminating the source
One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians do to combat smells is to eliminate its source as soon as possible. Our IICRC certified technicians use their years of experience and technical skill to locate the source of the offensive odor and eliminate it before the situation gets out of hand. Indoor air quality-IAQ- is of paramount importance.

Using multiple methods to eliminate the odor
SERVPRO technicians use a host of methods to combat the smell depending on its source. We use many agents to eliminate odor and odor-causing particles from your store as soon as possible. Masking agents are used to cover up the foul smells with a pleasant smell. These agents are often used in the form of beads that contain a potent pleasant-smelling compound. Masking is not a permanent solution, but it does mitigate the adverse effects unpleasant smells may have on a place of business.

If the odors are particularly severe, Electrically Generated Deodorizers are often used. These deodorizers use Ozone gas that reacts with the odor causing particles and neutralizes them, so they do not smell anymore. SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled professionals who have years of experience using such deodorizers.

We have the experience, the knowledge, and the equipment (yes, also thermal foggers) to get your boutique smelling as it should- fresh and pleasant. Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today to schedule an appointment.

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Specialized and Expert Restoration Relieves Homeowners of the Effects of Fire Damage in Wetumpka

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Cleanup in Wetumpka Includes Teddy

Count on SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup and Odor Control

After a house fire in Wetumpka, the many changes affecting a family can become highly stressful. Now, the security of 'home' is absent, and many of the items used daily are also gone. Often, the changes can affect work and school schedules, also. Meals and other times spent as a family diminishes significantly.

Homeowners in Wetumpka who rely on professional fire damage restoration experts find themselves able to return home quickly. Even small fires that result in nearly unbearable circumstances in only one area of a home can bring about hardship on a family. In some situations, the home's interior barely suffers any damaging effects while personal belongings become heavily soiled with soot and odors.

We train our technicians, so they become certified IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) as part of an on-going training program. We can restore both damaged homes and the soft contents inside them, helping our customers' families regain their normal lives once again.
Professional restoration of personal belongings in the past entailed a great deal of work and could still produce shoddy results. Recent developments provide much better endings when restoring belongings and home furnishings. Soot can become deeply embedded in textiles, making it nearly impossible to clean.

Being able to clean items that our customers would feel forced to throw away in the past brings both them and ourselves immense satisfaction. When a child of a customer can reclaim her sooty Teddy Bear, the sense of accomplishment is powerful. We can readily remove soot from hard surfaces and eliminate much of the soot particles on many materials in the typical home. However, as long as any soot particles remain, odor continues to waft into the air near these items. Cleaning your soot-covered belongings makes them more than clean – it makes them feel, look, and smell clean again.

SERVPRO of Prattville wants to make fire damage a thing of the past as swiftly as possible for the families in our community. By calling us at (334) 358-1186, you begin our 24-hour services. Damages related to a fire can affect everything in your home, but we can make it all “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Removal In Tallassee

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Tallassee home water removal needs to be accomplished by an experienced restoration service.

Water Removal

Flooding in Tallassee usually comes from the Tallapoosa River, a bad storm, or a combination of both. No matter how it happens, water can destroy a home and the property within unless you remove it as quickly as possible.

Tallassee home water removal needs to be accomplished by an experienced restoration service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in Alabama when it comes to removing standing water, extracting water from carpets and floors, and repairing damaged surfaces.

We start by bringing in pumps for any water over two inches deep. If local power is unavailable, we also bring in a generator. For large or remote areas, we may bring in a generator truck for continuous power support. Our technicians clear out most homes in a single day.

For water less than two inches deep, we go directly to water extraction wands. They are designed to reduce secondary damage and protect carpet nape and wood floor surfaces as they draw out water. If there is a carpet pad, we lift and roll the carpet out of the way and then dispose of the pad. It is cheaper to replace one than to attempt to dry it out.

After removing the last of the water, SERVPRO technicians examine the carpets and floors for damage. We check the carpet for delamination, split seams and mold. Delamination is when the backing of the carpet has begun to dissolve from water exposure. If fibers separate in clumps from the carpet, then the delamination is severe, we recommend replacement. We can repair minor seam damage, but if there are splits longer than a foot or two, then we recommend replacing the carpet. If we find any mold present on the carpet, we dispose of it immediately.

If the carpet is undamaged and mold-free, we treat it with a deodorizing agent and then lay it back down on a clean carpet pad. A technician uses an extractor wand to make certain there is no moisture, and then several restoration team members stretch the carpet and reattach it.

For wood floors, we use a moisture meter to determine water content. If it is high, we set fans in place to circulate the air and place air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface and push the damp cooler air out of the wood. Technicians adjust the temperature and speed of the air to ensure we do it as quickly as possible without damaging the wood.

Homeowners need to remove water swiftly, but not at the expense of home and property. If your home is underwater or there is just an inch or two covering your dining room carpet, call SERVPRO of Prattville today at (334) 358-1186. We are here for you.

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Quickly Restoring Flood Damages to Your Wetumpka Home

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Trust SERVPRO for Storm Damage Mitigation and Preventative Measures in Wetumpka

Call SERVPRO Fast for Mitigating Flooding Incidents

Flash flooding is a threat that people all over the country have to deal with, and this threat only increases through the times of the year where rainfall is all but a certainty. These instantaneous and substantial bodies of water can be almost impossible to prepare for and can leave all manner of flood damages in their wake.

Fortunately, we at SERVPRO have seen all manner of flood damages in Wetumpka over the years. It has helped to not only respond more quickly and efficiently in these times of crisis but to hone our equipment for fast extractions and restorations to your home. Understanding this process ahead of time can allow you to see the steps involved to restore the damages completely. Ask us about our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan that can help prevent, or at least mitigate, some of these storm damages.
With any large volume of water, cleaning up begins as a two-fold process. Simultaneously, our SERVPRO professionals assess the situation to ensure that more water is not still accessing the affected area while also formulating the most efficient plan for water removal. The equipment needed for each job is likely to change, but most commonly portable gas-powered pumps and smaller submersible pumps can remove nearly all of the water in the flooded part of your house.
Restoration is not just about getting the water out of the house. While extraction is the first step, drying the area is the next. Industrial strength drying fans are used to remove any trace of wetness from the floor, walls and other contents. Based on the damage done to the structures, furniture, and flooring, our SERVPRO professionals walk you through the next steps of the repair process.
No job is going to be complete for our SERVPRO team without working to eliminate the possibility of a flooding incident happening again. Since these flash floods can happen without much warning, our team helps to make your home less susceptible to penetration when future hazardous conditions are expected to occur.
Our emergency response time prevents the damage from getting any worse. Time is of the essence when it comes to flood damages, so be sure to call SERVPRO of Prattville right away at (334) 358–1186.

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Do Not Delay Commercial Water Removal For Your Prattville Business

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Do Not Let Your Prattville Business Profits Float Away Because of Water Intrusion--Call SERVPRO

Fast Service Mitigates Water Damage to Your Business

So, you have got a shop or a storefront that is flooded. What should your next step be? While commercial water removal might not always be the first thing people think of in an emergency, it cannot be overstated just how important it is. Here are some important things to consider when it comes to getting our experienced professionals to remove your water problem for you.

You Get Back To Business
Your company needs to stay open and accessible for you to make a profit. If you are in need of commercial water removal for your Prattville boutique or business, it is unlikely that you can run at full capacity. In some extreme cases, you might have to close down the store completely until the damages are restored and the excess water completely removed.

Things Are Not Going To Get Worse Progressively
Using high-end submersible pumps and sophisticated vacuum equipment, our SERVPRO team can assess the situation and begin work on removing the water quickly. This ensures that the damage that has already occurred does not degrade into ongoing damages. The longer that affected areas are permitted to stay wet (or worse, submerged), the worse the damage and more expensive the restoration. This is where the fast response of our team can greatly benefit you.

You Can Focus On Other Important Things
When you are running a business, one of the last things that you want to have to put on your plate is micromanaging a restoration firm. Fortunately, with our experience and professionalism and IICRC certifications, you can get back to running your business and let us restore the damage without worrying about the quality of the work being performed. We meet or beat deadlines, along with your expectations.

With SERVPRO, you are not just getting just any local restoration company. Our team takes a great deal of pride in how we respond to customers, providing a positive experience overall, and most of all: getting your damaged areas back to normal quickly and efficiently.

Commercial water removal is a necessary component to water damage restoration in your business. You can count on us at SERVPRO of Prattville to be there for you at any hour of any day. Don’t let the problem get worse. Give our professional team a call right now at (334) 358-1186.

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Possible Causes of Mold Damage in Wetumpka Homes

11/3/2017 (Permalink)

It is important to regularly check the ceiling below an attic for mold damage, a leak in the roof can go unnoticed for a long period of time.

Common Causes of Mold Growth

Mold growth is a serious concern in Wetumpka homes, especially during cold and rainy seasons. Mold requires food, moisture, and a suitable temperature range to thrive. It can grow anywhere in the house, including walls, carpeting, floors, furniture, clothes, and even drywall. The worst cases of mold damage occur in hidden areas, where water accumulates and promotes mold growth without detection.

If you find mold on any part of your house, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold remediation services. Our mold damage control experts are available to serve Wetumpka and its environs anytime, ensuring that your home is back to normal as quick as possible. We use IICRC-approved methods in every restoration job and always put safety first when we arrive at the site.

After several days of rainfall, it is common to see mold growth on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces. If your area is particularly prone to high humidity levels, then mold damage can be a recurring problem in your home. Indoor humidity can also increase when moisture inside the house evaporates into the air. If you have poor ventilation, the humidity may stay for a long time, leading to mold growth.

Drying clothes indoors is another common cause of mold growth and mold damage, as it tends to bring indoor humidity problems. Additionally, your HVAC system can create humidity issues while it artificially cools or heats the air. In some cases, SERVPRO mold remediation experts install humidifiers to keep the humidity levels to below 55% (which is when mold growth occurs).

Water leaks from pipes can also cause mold growth, especially if they go undetected. Similarly, a leak in the roof may cause water to drain into the attic unnoticeably until signs of mold damage appear. The best thing to do in this situation is to check the space regularly and watch out for the ceiling below the attic. In the event of a leaking problem, contact SERVPRO immediately for mold detection and remediation services.

Cold surfaces can lead to condensation in the house, which may, in turn, collect on cold metal pipes and cold concrete floors. Places like these are susceptible to mold damage. Avoid leaving clothes wet for too long in the house as mold can grow on them and spread to other surfaces.

Quick reaction is the key to fighting mold growth in the house. As soon as you detect the presence of mold damage, SERVPRO of Prattville can come in and start the mitigation process. Call us today at (334) 358-1186.

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Tips on Insurance for Prattville Flood Damage Victims

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can act as the middleman for any negotiations with your insurance provider.

SERVPRO Can Help Make Recovering From Flood Damage Easier

Staying on top of your insurance claims and dealings in the event of flood damage to your Prattville home is essential for getting as much out of your policy as possible. Depending on your specific policy, you may be fully covered for everything lost in the storm, or you may just as easily end up fighting to get what you deserve. Insurance companies are naturally skeptical of customer claims, but with verifiable damage and SERVPRO's help, getting the most out of your insurance policy should not be difficult. Here are a few tips that might make everything related to your insurance easier to manage.

Keep Records and Inventories

Keeping formal records and inventories of your belongings can give you a significant advantage in insurance negotiations should your Prattville home incur flood damage. SERVPRO offers a professional inventory service to determine what is lost and what can be recovered in the home, and if we have a recent inventory list from you, we can compare the two documents to see what items are missing. Keeping updated inventories may mean full compensation for irretrievable items in the event of future damage, and takes an hour at most for the majority of homeowners.

Ask Us for Help

SERVPRO representatives maintain close contact with all local insurance providers. Insurance companies favor us for our professional and friendly service, and may even prefer us as a middleman for any negotiations. We can help you to manage insurance claims and information, and inform the insurance adjuster of any new developments in the restoration job.

Find Out What's Covered

Many people are discouraged when they discover that their homeowners' insurance does not cover flood damage. However, they are also often surprised to discover a check from their insurance provider later on down the road. Some effects of the flood may be covered under your plan even if you have no flood insurance. Always ask representatives from the insurance provider and us alike what your options are before writing off costs in full.

SERVPRO of Prattville makes it easy and inexpensive to recover from the effects of flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.  

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Cleaning Your Walls and Ceilings After a Space Heater Fire in Your Wetumpka Home

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Improperly used space heaters can quickly start fires. Make sure to use your space heaters as directed and contact SERVPRO after a fire.

SERVPRO Technicians Clean Your Property Efficiently After Fire Damage

Space heaters are one of the most common appliances which can cause fires and fire damage in Wetumpka homes. When they are run continuously or are too near items which are combustible, such as curtains, you run a greater risk for a fire starting. You should place your space heaters at least three feet away from anything flammable. A space heater can start a slow burn, going unnoticed for a long while if you are sleeping, as your home fills with smoke.
When your Wetumpka home has suffered smoke and fire damage from a space heater, do not attempt to clean up the damage yourself. A professional fire remediation company, such as SERVPRO, is needed to take care of the problems the smoke and fire have left behind. We can also clean up any water damage which has been left from putting the fire out.
Restoration after a fire includes us removing soot residues from the various materials and surfaces in your home. Not all soot is the same. Some of it is simple to clean, while other soot can be very difficult to remove.
Procedures for cleaning ceilings and walls after a fire address various surfaces including painted, stipple, textured plaster, finished or unfinished paneling or wood, and sprayed-on acoustic plaster. Before beginning any work, we identify the surfaces of your walls and ceiling while pretesting for cleanability.
SERVPRO technicians organize the dry cleaning of your home to avoid creating a bigger mess. Therefore, we dry clean ceilings before walls, and walls before floors. We start at the top of walls, working downwards. When this is the only process to be done, we avoid making the area dirty again by wiping from dirty areas to clean ones.
When we need to wet clean ceilings and walls, we do the walls first. Cleaning the ceilings first with this method can cause cleaning solution to fall from the ceiling, dripping on soiled walls and creating streaking. We also start cleaning the wall from the bottom and work upwards, as this stops solution from dripping down onto a soiled surface and make streaking as well.
A spotting pad holder and extension pole are used to reach higher ceilings, and a five-foot ladder can be used to reach ceilings that are eight feet in height.
For areas that are heavily soiled, we use steel wool pads to clean more aggressively. As the pads become moderately contaminated, we rinse them thoroughly and keep using them. Since the pads might scratch the surface area, we use them only when walls or ceilings need to be repainted.
SERVPRO of Prattville is well-trained in the proper cleaning of fire and smoke damaged homes. Contact us as soon as a fire is out at (334) 358-1186 when you reside around the areas of Millbrook, Wetumpka, or Prattville.

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Solutions for Water Damage Affecting Your Personal Belongings in Wetumpka

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

It can be devastating when water damage ruins personal belongings, SERVPRO has special equipment to help restore these items.

Rely on SERVPRO to Save Your Personal Items After Water Damage

The big pumps, extractors, and fans that a restoration service brings to your home, work wonders in reversing the damage done by water to the structure and fixtures. You are left wondering if there are solutions that work as well for documents, pictures, and other treasured heirlooms, and electronics soaked and seemingly ruined. We have solutions we offer customers experiencing personal possession water damage and loss.

When the water heater cracked and sent gallons of water throughout your utility area, the walls and floors were not the only things affected. Water damage to storage areas nearby in your Wetumpka home means boxes of important papers and irreplaceable memories are at risk of complete ruin. Our services extend to solutions for the contents of your water damaged home, as well as the building materials and furnishings.

Help us assist you with this heart-wrenching part of a water disaster by sharing your concerns immediately. The faster we attend to saturated paper, pictures, and other delicate items the more likely it is the damage can be arrested and reversed. As other members of our crew work on structural drying, we dedicate workers to inventorying, packing up, and moving stored items out of the affected area. SERVPRO makes certain our technicians receive training in this component of water damage restoration.

Any protected area within your home or outbuildings, such as a garage, can act as our staging area. While we help you sort through what needs specialized drying services and what is better relegated for disposal, we are creating a record for you and your insurance company. SERVPRO offers advanced solutions like freeze drying for your essential papers and pictures. Freeze drying via sublimation, a process that prevents water vapor from returning to a liquid state, uses a vacuum to remove the moisture. Freeze drying stops ink from bleeding, mold from forming, and paper from further deterioration.

Because the process is expensive, we work with you to determine what paper and pictures receive the freeze drying process. It is done off-site, which is another reason for our comprehensive inventory system. SERVPRO is a full-service restoration company, affording our clients a broad range of answers to the problems arising from water damage.

SERVPRO of Prattville awaits your water damage questions with proven solutions. Give us a call at (334) 358-1186 to schedule an inspection as soon as possible after water damages your possessions.

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Wetumpka Area Hotels Receive Water Damage Restoration Services They Can Count On to Recover Quickly

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO to minimize the damage and time it takes to get your hotel back and running after it is affected by water damage.

Rely on Water Damage Restoration Professionals

The consequences of water intrusion into your Wetumpka area hotel can be devastating, often to the point of affecting operations. Having a qualified professional available to assist during these type of events can help limit or even prevent any losses you experience. 

With access to a professionally trained water damage restoration technician in Wetumpka, any water problems are easily taken care of and keep your business running, even through rough times. We help you avoid expensive replacement bills, provide restoration, water removal, and deodorization services that help you provide guests with a comfortable, clean place to rest and relax.

Unfortunately, water can ruin a variety of different flooring. Everything from carpeting to vinyl, tiling, and wood floors all require special attention, especially if water penetrates into the wood subfloor of your building. If a leak occurs on higher floors, water can encroach into other areas and surfaces, creating secondary damages in the ceiling below. 

Walls are also likely to sustain damages as they absorb moisture through porous surfaces, leading to the removal and replacement of water-damaged drywall. At SERVPRO, we have access to hygrometers and other moisture detection devices that help technicians keep costs down, avoiding the replacement of any surfaces that we can successfully restore. 

Water can also damage electrical wiring and insulation, creating fire hazards that affect guests and staff alike. SERVPRO technicians take the time to search everywhere, locating hidden pockets of moisture and eliminating possible problems. We help you maintain a clean, healthy environment, every step of the way.

SERVPRO’s water damage restoration services extend to personal belongings, furniture, as well as the structural contents of your building. Our technicians specialize in restoring precious antiques, valuable artwork, and electronics, making every effort to produce the results you desire. 

You can avoid many problems associated with water making its way onto your property by giving our staff at SERVPRO of Prattville a call. We respond to your request for help 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, day or night, providing quality solutions throughout Elmore, Deatsville, Eclectic and more, call today. (334) 358-1186

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Practicing Microwave Safety to Prevent Fires and Smoke Damage in Your Wetumpka Home

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tip--Maintain Small Appliances in Your Wetumpka Home to Help Prevent Fire & Smoke Damage

Smoke is a Major Problem with Faulty Appliances in Your Home

Just about every home in Wetumpka has a microwave oven. They make the preparation of food much easier, but they can also be a fire hazard if not properly used or there is a malfunction of the oven. There are some simple safety tips you and your family can follow to prevent painful burns and potential fires in your home.
For installation and operation, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, plus their safety precautions before using a new microwave to prevent fires and fire damage. Do not ever use an extension cord to plug your microwave oven in at your Wetumpka home, but rather, plug it directly into a wall socket. Children should also be supervised always when using the microwave. It can be easy for them to forget and put something in the oven that is not suited for it, causing a safety hazard.
When a microwave fire has damaged your home, however, SERVPRO is standing by to come to your rescue. Our technicians can arrive quickly after the fire is out when you contact us so that we can repair and restore all that is possible.
You should only use microwave-safe food containers in your microwave oven. Do not ever use metal or aluminum foil in it, as the metal can spark a fire quickly. At the very least, the metal damages your oven and makes it unusable.
Also, do not try to sterilize clothes, baby bottles, or blankets in these ovens, as these items can result in a fire after they are removed from the oven.
Clean your microwave regularly to reduce the potential for fire. Unplug the oven when you are cleaning it and be sure that the inside and outer edges of the microwave are cleaned. Do not use recycled papers inside the oven, either, unless it is approved specifically for microwave use. Products which are recycled, including paper towels, can contain minute metal flecks which cause sparks and flames. Have you ever noticed sudden small, quick sparks? Fire statistics, caused by faulty appliances, are frightening.
Heat popcorn up according to what the instructions state, starting with the shortest time suggested since some microwaves can burn popcorn in just two minutes.
If your microwave does catch fire, turn it off right away and unplug the power if it is safe for you to do. Do not open the door, but wait until the fire dies out. When the fire has caused damage to your home, do not hesitate to contact our staff at SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out, no matter the time of day. We repair anything that is salvageable, clean and sanitize your home from soot and smoke damage, plus clean up any damage done by firefighting efforts.
SERVPRO of Prattville are experts at cleaning up your home after you have experienced fire damage from a microwave oven. Anyone living in the areas of Tallahassee, Wetumpka, or Prattville can reach us anytime by dialing (334) 358-1186.

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Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services Available in Wetumpka

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can inspect your home and find solutions to decrease your chances of flood damage.

Solutions to Your Flood Damage Restoration Needs

Severe storms can lead to river floods, putting many Wetumpka homeowners on edge this time of year. Floods are just behind tornadoes as the number one natural disaster, throughout the United States, causing significant damage wherever rainfall exceeds expectations.

We all understand how rain or snow seeps into the ground after a storm. However, when the ground is frozen, or already saturated, flood waters have nowhere to go, creating severe flood damage issues for Wetumpka area residents.

You might see these problems slowly develop right in front of you and have zero options available to stop what is happening. The river or stream next to your home can fill quickly, eventually leading to water overflow that enters your home, which can take days or even weeks to dissipate. 

It is important for you to understand what to do and how to react to situations like this that may occur in your neighborhood. SERVPRO technicians can help you develop an emergency plan that keeps you and your family safe, while also providing you with quality services and resources that make recovering after flood waters subside, easier.

In some cases, it is entirely possible to make preparations using a qualified flood damage restoration company to reduce damages and limit your losses. Places, like SERVPRO, can inspect your property and provide you with solutions to existing problems both before and after flooding occurs. 

However, some situations are simply too severe to protect your home against, making it necessary to have access to trained professionals who understand how to get things under control. SERVPRO, for instance, has access to a variety of extraction and drying equipment that helps improve your chances of a full recovery after a flood, saving many of your contents.

SERVPRO of Prattville gives you access to IICRC-industry certified flood damage restoration specialists that can make a true difference in the quality of your home’s restoration. Whether you are looking for help with increasing your chances of avoiding a flood, or need help with your recovery, we are ready to help. Call (334) 358-1186 for help anytime, day or night.

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Signs Water Removal in Your Wetumpka Bathroom is Needed

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Gaps between caulk, tub and tile can cause water damage to your floor and walls. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate the water damage.

Signs of water damage in your bathroom

If you are noticing problems in your Wetumpka bathroom such as the floor feeling a bit soft, the toilet feeling something like a rocking chair, or the fact that you sneeze every time you take a shower, these could be signs of hidden water damage. These issues could threaten the structural integrity of your home and even affect your health.

When moisture gets beneath the shower basin or tub, or between the shower line and wall, it not only creates water damage and the need for water removal but encourages mildew and mold to grow, eventually leading to the rotting of the wood in the subflooring and walls. If the water damage in your Wetumpka home is severe enough, it could send the toilet, bath tub, or shower crashing down to the floor below.

At SERVPRO, we are expert water removal specialists and can repair all kinds of water damage in your home. Contact us immediately if you notice a problem, as the longer you wait, the worse it becomes.

There are various signs you can watch for to indicate you have hidden water damage, one being warped walls. Drywall absorbs moisture, and becomes soft or starts to bubble. If it is not protected properly, it eventually warps and breaks into smaller pieces. Also, if you see recurrent mildew or mold on bathroom surfaces, it is an indication of an ongoing moisture problem. Decaying caulk or grout, broken tiles, and poor waterproofing can lead to moisture behind painted surfaces, tile, and wallboard.

Other indicators include gaps between tub, caulk, and tile, as shower spray or bath water can seep into the subflooring and walls, creating mildew, mold, and rot. A soft or spongy floor indicates a subfloor that is water damaged and rotting.

Any time you see these indicators or experience a water leak in your bathroom, you should contact SERVPRO right away. We move fast to help you with any necessary water removal and repairing the damage left behind. Our expertise, experience, and industrial tools help us to get the job done thoroughly and in a timely fashion.

Call SERVPRO of Prattville if your bathroom has water damage from a leak or other issue. If you reside in Wetumpka, Tallahassee, or Prattville, you can reach us anytime by dialing (334) 358-1186.

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What Can You Do to Prevent Flood Damage to Your Home After a Storm in Prattville?

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding can be devastating. Contact SERVPRO right away after damage for remediation efforts to quickly commence.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready to Help Whether it is with Prevention or Remediation

Tropical Storm Cindy unleashed her full power on Alabama earlier this year and provided a stark reminder of just how much damage a storm can do. As any homeowner who saw the news can attest, storms have the capacity to wreak havoc on any home. You might be wondering whether there is anything you can do to stop the weather from trashing your home. SERVPRO is here to let you know that, yes, there are several steps you can take.
It is a sad fact that sometimes the flood damage in Prattville caused by inclement weather simply cannot be prevented. However, not all storms have the power of Cindy, and there are many instances where a few simple checks or changes to your home can prevent storm damage. Taking a few preventative measures means a home is more likely to remain intact and you save yourself the cost of the cleanup, too.
Clean and functional gutters are more liable to survive a storm without flooding. Get your gutters cleaned regularly, especially in the fall when many leaves gather in them. Check gutters for any leaks or weak spots and get them fixed as soon as possible.
Carry out an annual roof inspection. A loose shingle in your roof gives storm water easy access to your home! Your roof needs regular inspection. Get any leaks, or other damages, repaired at once.
Consider investing in metal storm shutters for windows and doors. If you do not get many storms where you live, storm shutters are not necessary. However, if you reside in an area that often suffers from storms, it might be worth investing in storm shutters to protect your windows when inclement weather hits.
In the event of storm damage to your home, it is important to put in a call to SERVPRO right away. Our caring call center staff take down your details and ask questions about your situation so we can dispatch a fully-equipped team to your home. Our IICRC-certified technicians arrive with powerful pumps to swiftly remove water from your home, and extraction equipment to dry out carpets and rugs.
We know you want your home back to normal as quickly as possible which is why we draw up a detailed drying plan that covers everything from carpets and drapes to wall spaces, floors, and furniture. We do not quit until the drying goal is reached. Our aim is to restore your home “Like it never even happened.”
For help with the aftermath of a storm, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today.

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Help With Trauma Scene Cleanup Services In Prattville

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Cleanup Your Prattville Property After a Mishap

Avoid Biohazardous Risks, Call SERVPRO for Crime Scene Sanitation

These days it is not uncommon for the unexpected to happen. People do all sorts of crazy things, make poor decisions, and get caught up in problems that often involve trauma. Accidents happen every day, with some infectious diseases present, it never hurts to ask for help.
Obtaining qualified trauma scene cleanup services in Prattville is rather easy. There is a locally owned company, with a 24-hour emergency response and expertly trained technicians available to get the job done right the first time. Always consider safety when deciding whether to tackle a job alone, never take any chances.
SERVPRO technicians have extensive experience following local authorities after processing a crime or accident scene. We find that many of these situations leave behind bloodborne pathogens and other bio hazards that pose a grave risk to property owners and their families. Why put yourself at risk when there are highly trained professionals waiting to assist?
SERVPRO responds to your request immediately, providing specially trained technicians, protective equipment, and understanding during even the most tragic events. All of our technicians follow strict protocols set by OSHA and the EPA to transform your home or business back into a clean, healthy, environment that you can enjoy. We consider customers safety, treat your property and the people involved with empathy and respect at every turn.
SERVPRO technicians understand how to clean powder and evidence-gathering residues, tear gas, pepper spray, and those left by fire extinguishers. We can also remove blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants from the scene removing hazards involved in bloodborne pathogens.  
If you find yourself cleaning up remnants of a methamphetamine lab on your rental property, we can help remove harmful residues from your structure following both federal and state guidelines. Cleaning specialists help protect your property and extend the life of your personal belongings or company assets through professional cleaning.  
SERVPRO of Prattville offers these services and more to every customer. Find what you are looking for and get the help you need by contacting our office, today. (334) 358-1186

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Possible Fire Damage from Frayed Phone Charger in Your Wetumpka Home

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Don't use wires that have visible damage. If your house does have an electrical fire, contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration.

Electrical Fires Happen Quickly and Need Immediate Remediation by Qualified Technicians

Everyone has at some point gone ahead and used that damaged phone charging cord, not thinking it would do any real harm. However, why do you need to say goodbye to these damaged cords?
Electrical failures, electrical fires, or malfunctions have caused thousands of home fires and fire damage. Your damaged phone cord can create one of these fires in your Wetumpka home very easily and should be replaced right away. SERVPRO, a professional fire damage remediation company, can assist you in cleaning up and restoring your home after a fire if you have unfortunately experienced a fire of this type.
Phone wires can be damaged in various ways. One of the most commonly seen is when the cable is yanked from the wall to unplug it from the wall socket or side of your laptop, instead of pulling the connector or plug itself. The plug is pulled from the wire covering, which leaves exposed wires dangerously near where your fingers go, but can also snap the grounding prong for the plug.
Cords can sometimes be caught under the leg of a chair, in a door, or even chewed on by a pet. These all lead to pinching, resulting in sliced cords which expose wires that are energized. You risk electric shocks, but also short circuits, fires, and damaged gadgets.
Your phone cord is made up of three layers. The outer is a plastic or rubber which snuggly fits around the wires. Then there is the insulation that gives a bit of protection against wear to the layer farthest inside, the copper wires which are energized.
Once you see damage beginning to happen to the outer layer, that is a hint that the inner layers could also be damaged. You are then at risk for short circuits and fires. When you see this kind of harm, you can patch it temporarily with electrical tape, but replace it as soon as possible.
Our SERVPRO technicians do not waste any time in getting to your home to clean up and repair damages after a fire from a frayed power cord. We understand that the longer the soot and smoke sit, the more damage is done. Whatever can be cleaned and salvaged is taken care of, and when everything is fixed the affected area is deodorized.
Do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Prattville if you experience a fire of any size. We can take care of your home for you and restore it back to its original state when you dial our number at (334) 358-1186.

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Stop Procrastinating, Get Water Damage in Your Prattville Area Home Under Control Today

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

A small leak can turn into large scale damage over time. Call SERVPRO when you notice a leak so that we can remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Thorough Investigations Aimed at Reducing Water Damage in Your Home

There are many household maintenance issues that people put off for a variety of reasons. However, leaks in your roofing should never be one of them. Small leaks lead to significant problems if ignored long enough.
Having early signs of roof leaks or water damage appear in your Prattville area home is serious business. You want to contact a qualified restoration company immediately, or the problems you face could involve your entire home. Ignoring a small roof leak can allow water to wreak havoc on your attic, eventually making its way into your ceiling, walls, and living space.
SERVPRO technicians get calls for roof, attic, and ceiling problems quite often and have experienced many jobs where small leaks become larger ones that cause severe damage over time. They can cause damage to items you store in your attic, expose untreated framing materials to water causing swelling, cracking or warping and can lead to mold or other biohazards that threaten your family's health.  
SERVPRO often responds to situations where a roofing leak leads to fire hazards as well. With water making its way through your attic, into your ceiling and walls, where it makes contact with electrical wiring and devices causing shorts that lead to a fire. Imagine making your way to your kitchen in the middle of the night, slipping on a puddle of water that was not there when you went to bed. You may also end up making payments on higher utility bills, both wasted water, and energy caused by damage to your insulation.  
At SERVPRO we can tell you that ignoring the initial signs of water damage caused by a leaky roof leads to all of these additional problems and more. You might be facing structural integrity issues if you ignore it long enough, where rafters, joists, and framing in your attic, walls, and ceilings become rotten, cause buckling and safety hazards to develop in your home where you and your family feel safest.
Avoid simple problems becoming major concerns. Contact SERVPRO of Prattville to obtain access to expertly trained water damage restoration specialists who care about securing your home and providing you with the best results possible. (334) 358-1186

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Prattville Mold Damage Treatments Vary

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Has Many Forms and Shapes in a Prattville Home, SERVPRO Remediates Them All

SERVPRO Inspects and Remediates Mold Infestations in Prattville According to the Conditions of the Property

Mold growth can go unnoticed for days and weeks. The contamination can range from small patches on the wall behind a washer with a leaky hose to a massive growth over the entire attic thanks to a leaky roof or a damaged drain pipe.

Removing mold damage from a Prattville home is not a ‘one-spore fits all’ process. The methods we use at SERVPRO depend on what kind of surface the mold is on. The requirements for glass, metals, and plastic (nonporous surfaces) are very different from carpeting, drywall, fabrics, and insulation (porous surfaces.)
When it comes to porous materials, we recommend disposal for many of them. Carpeting and fabrics can be cleaned in some cases by either spraying or shampooing them with an anti-microbial agent and then thoroughly drying them. Curtains and drapes are often salvageable, but furniture is harder to clean since the upholstery is not removable without damaging it further. However, the type and makeup of the furniture plays a large part in salvaging.

Drywall and insulation are particularly vulnerable to mold damage, as it is very time-consuming and expensive to attempt to clean off or destroy the mold without damaging the building materials. It is so difficult because as mold spores grow, they extend root-like objects called hyphae across and into surfaces. Once these extensions grow into drywall, the affected section must be cut away to remove the mold. These same hyphae grow into insulation rolls and around the individual strands which make them impossible to remove, and the only option is to dry out the material to force the spores back into an inert state.

Property and material with a nonporous surface can be cleaned using water, an antimicrobial cleaner or a vacuum with a special HEPA filter. These filters are designed to catch and trap even a single spore and are very effective in removing dry mold spores from glass and metal surfaces. If our technicians use water or a cleaning agent, we clean and dry the item, then check it for missed spores and then repeat the process as needed.

SERVPRO of Prattville has decades of experience when it comes to cleaning mold from area homes. If you require our help, call today at (334) 358-1186.

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How SERVPRO Keeps Track of Your Possessions After Fire Damage in Prattville

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Let the fire damage experts at SERVPRO help you to recover rather than just replace fire damaged treasures in your home. Call today to have us assess

SERVPRO's Remediation Process is FULL SERVICE Starting From Repairing the Structure of Your Home to Cleaning Individual Small Items

Sometimes fire damage is relatively minor and is confined to one small area. However, there are also times when unfortunately the fire gets a lot more out of control, and in those circumstances, the cleanup and restoration process is more complex and takes longer. When there is a bigger remediation job to be done, or there is extensive damage to your home or belongings, it is sometimes more efficient to remove your possessions to a secure location while your house is cleaned and restored. Taking your possession to another location is known as a pack out.
What happens when a pack out becomes necessary after fire damage to your Prattville home? It is natural to be concerned about the safe return of every item that leaves your house. SERVPRO is glad to put your mind at rest: Our strictly monitored inventory process ensures everything is safe and tracked at all times.
Our Content Claims Inventory Service is a piece of software that helps make the pack out process as easy as possible. Every item is labeled with a barcode and registered in a database, so we know where everything is, all the time. SERVPRO teams can store pictures of every item, and can also classify each thing as salvageable, non-salvageable, and questionable. Taking pictures means we have a record of everything we remove and its condition.
Your contents are transported to our secure storage units using sturdy removal trucks equipped with luggage straps and furniture blankets to prevent knocks on the road.
Once your items reach our specialist storage facility, we do not just store them securely. We also have the necessary equipment to clean salvageable items and return them to you better than we found them.
Our pack out sites are equipped with powerful ultrasonic cleaners which use the action of ultrasound combined with a detergent to clean soot from many things, including jewelry, tools, and lenses. We also have access to Esporta washers, which clean soot from soft furnishings much more efficiently than standard washers, thanks to their use of a unique hydraulic washing action.
Thanks to our Content Claims Inventory Service you can rest assured that each item that goes out is returned to you, aside from those that you have agreed cannot be salvaged.
Let SERVPRO of Prattville take care of your belongings after a fire. Call us at (334) 358-1186 today for assistance.

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Understanding What Makes Mold Damage Occur in Your Prattville Area Home

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Our technicians assess your house for mold or can remediate damage. Let our expertise work for you.

SERVPRO Technicians Take Consideration of the Factors That Lead to Mold Proliferation

You should understand that the right conditions need to exist for mold damage to begin growing within your family's living space. Without the proper food source, lighting conditions, temperature, or the amount of oxygen and water, mold cannot grow.
If even one of these is missing within your Prattville area home, mold damage halts, making it essential to control your home’s indoor environment correctly. However, mold can lie dormant for a very long time, waiting for the right conditions to exist that promote growth.
SERVPRO technicians can help you identify moisture sources that exist causing mold to flourish in your home. Things such as humidity level, plumbing leaks, a/c condensation, and inadequate ventilation all play a role in the quality of environmental conditions your family interacts with on a daily basis.
At SERVPRO we recommend using dehumidifiers when warm, humid weather strikes your area. Extensive rainfall creates condensation on a variety of surfaces including windows, doors, and walls that you can brush up against, easily transferring microscopic spores to other sections of your home.
Plumbing leaks of any size can go unnoticed for weeks, or even months, before becoming visible. What little you can see, often hides a much larger problem that you simply are not adequately suited to deal with properly, making professional SERVPRO technicians even more important.
Improper ventilation in areas with constant water sources found on your property, allows moisture to create pockets where mold grows unencumbered. This gives mold an opportunity to spread throughout your common areas, such as the laundry room, bathroom, or kitchen.  
Ground water seeps into the crawlspaces, or utility access locations, causing structural damage and affecting your indoor air quality. With grading, drainage, and the proper emergency precautions in place, the majority of these issues get the attention they need.
However, it is in your hands to put expertly trained technicians to work for you. You can take advantage of what these professionals have to offer and secure your family's future with a simple phone call.  
The staff at SERVPRO of Prattville makes every effort to provide you with a stress-free restoration process and return your home to a quality pre-damage condition you and your family can enjoy for years to come. Call today. (334) 358-1186

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Assisted Living Water Damage Challenges in Prattville

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen quickly in a facility with multiple residents. Call SERVPRO and we respond quickly to your disaster.

SERVPRO's Quick Response can Help Avoid Mold Damage at Your Facility

When apartments built for assisted living sustain water damage keeping the residents safe and on-site, if possible, is of particular importance. Our experienced and trained technicians at SERVPRO pledge to make every effort to contain the restoration efforts we make, so that vulnerable residents stay in their homes while damage is mitigated.
Assisted living facilities face the same risk of commercial water damage as any Prattville multiple family dwelling. If a resident or an attendant in one unit lets a tub overflow or fails to secure a shower curtain, excess moisture leaks into other apartments, causing a complicated water damage scenario. Appliance failure resulting in water damage to common areas such as laundry rooms or the facility's group kitchen impacts the daily routines of all residents. We plan our restoration work to minimize disruptions, often permitting uninterrupted meal and personal care services to those who live in the facility.
Our professional grade equipment makes short work of water extraction, undaunted if multiple levels of your assisted living facility are affected. We can scale our response to the level of your disaster, taking care of the water damage fast even if it means reaching out to other SERVPRO franchises in our nationwide network. Our connections ensure we have enough staff and tools to dry out affected areas quickly, averting the need to move residents. Air movers and dehumidifiers bring moisture levels down to the drying goals our skilled staff set within hours.
A swift restoration also prevents the danger of mold growth due to the water damage. Attending to harm done by leaks or appliance flooding immediately greatly decreases the possibility of microbial infestations. Some residents of your facility may be susceptible to health effects if mold is present. Only their health care professionals advise appropriately about mold concerns, but our drying and cleanup deflect the issue by preventing mold from getting a chance to thrive.
If we find a mold outbreak, we contain it using air scrubbers. Negative air pressure, physical barriers and air filters guard your staff and residents against exposure. Our staff is trained in EPA approved protocols for mold remediation in schools and commercial buildings, precisely the level of response needed for your facility.
Line up a crew from SERVPRO of Prattville immediately after water damages your assisted living facility. Call (334) 358-1186 to ask for the help needed to restore water and collateral damage fast.

Finding Mold Damage in Your Prattville Home

4/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold can hide in corners or be very visible. SERVPRO is equipped to deal with either situation and has the latest detection tools. Call today.

SERVPRO Has a Trusted Proven Process to Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold exists everywhere. When water, darkness, and cellulose are located near each other, the mold that is already present can begin to grow. Mold grows as long as it continues to have both food and moisture available – direct sunlight can kill small amounts of mold, and often inhibits the growth of larger colonies.
Homes in Prattville that have unused areas and rooms can develop mold damage. Finding mold growing in your guest room can be embarrassing and scary. Mold growth does not happen overnight, even though it might seem that way. Guest rooms that are closed off and have little to no ventilation are often victims of mold. Occasionally airing out a room and allowing sunlight to enter can help prevent mold from growing out of control. When mold has already become a problem, SERVPRO can help get everything back to normal again.
Because mold can grow on different surfaces and permeate various materials, we do more than just structural restorations. Textiles that have been mold damaged can often be cleaned so that mold returns to normal levels again, preventing them from rapidly disintegrating. Damaged walls and ceilings can be removed and replaced, and then treated with safe mold-inhibiting agents, making mold much less able to affect them in the future. Air scrubbers are an excellent way to remove mold spores that are suspended in the air, keeping you and your family from breathing them in, and from spreading to other areas of your home.
These methods are only a few of the ways SERVPRO removes mold damage. Our work is not complete, however, until mold is reduced to normal levels within your home. Finding the source of the moisture that let mold begin growing is one of the first things we do.
We are certified in mold remediation and know that removing mold contamination is only effective when mold prevention is also part of our work. Keeping your home dry with the use of dehumidifiers can keep mold from returning.
SERVPRO of Prattville wants to help you maintain a healthy environment indoors. Mold damage can prevent this, so we are available 24/7 to take your call. Whenever you find mold damage, call us at (334) 358-1186.

Proper Use of Space Heaters to Avoid Fire in Your Millbrook Home

3/27/2017 (Permalink)

Caution Is Required with Space Heaters to Prevent Fires in Millbrook

Fire Damage to Millbrook Properties Require SERVPRO Assistance for Restoration

When the weather is cold, many people turn to space heaters to heat a room instead of heating the whole home. Portable and convenient, space heaters are popular small appliances to heat homes whenever the temperatures drop, but they can also pose a danger. These portable heaters are a potential source of fire if you do not use them properly.
Not being careful with space heaters can like lead to fire and fire damage in your Millbrook home. If this does happen to you, SERVPRO needs to come to your home to clean up and restore the damages. A professionally trained fire remediation company, we have your best interests in mind as we plan to restore the state of your home to its preloss condition. "Like it never even happened."
Selecting the Right Space Heater
You want a space heater which includes a heating element with a guard around it. Pick a heater that has been certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory and one that is the right size for the area you are trying to heat. The wrong size heater might not be an efficient use of energy. Make sure to also read and follow the operating instructions from the manufacturer, ensuring everyone who uses it knows how to use the heater safely and correctly. Check to see if the heater has an automatic safety switch, which acts as a cutoff switch that turns the heater off if it falls over.
Preventing a Fire
Put the heater on a surface which is hard, level, and stable. Do not place it on countertops, tables, or other furniture. Keep the heater three feet or more from files and other items which are combustible. Do not use the heaters in an area where water is present, such as a bathroom, and do not place items such as files, books, papers, or the like on top of the space heater.
The space heater needs to be plugged into an outlet directly. Do not use an extension cord, unless it is specifically approved and safe for such use. You should also not plug the space heater into a surge protector strip for your computer. These strips are made specifically for computer equipment, and other appliances being plugged into them can negate the warranty on your PC hardware. Keep the space heater off when you are leaving the area, and do not ever leave it on when not at home. Do not use the heaters with cords which are frayed or cracked, as this can easily spark a fire.
If a fire still starts even when you have followed these precautions, do not hesitate to get in touch with our professionals at SERVPRO once the fire is out. You need to act quickly so that the soot, smoke, and water left after the fire do not do even more damage to your home. The faster we can begin remediation, the better chance there is for salvaging items in your home and reducing repair and replacement costs.
SERVPRO of Prattville is available anytime you need fire damage restoration services. We are easy to reach when you dial (334) 358-1186.

Save Your Bowling Center From Water Damage

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

Do Not Let Your Dallas Business Get Bowled Over by Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Spares the Damage Caused by Water to Your Bowling Lanes

Offering a place for both locals and travelers to relax and enjoy some drink and food while playing a fun sport, the community bowling alley is a favorite destination both for leagues and the casual bowler. The festivities stop when heavy rains overwhelm the flat roof and water floods the lanes. Get everyone back in the groove with a fast response by SERVPRO.
Water damage to the wooden lanes in your Prattville bowling alley needs specialized attention from a restoration industry leader. The hardwood is sturdy, but moisture poses a grave risk if it is not removed swiftly and properly. Our team of water damage experts studies a broad range of water removal and moisture reduction techniques designed for wooden floors as they complete the coursework required for IICRC certification.
The faster SERVPRO technicians inspect the water damage, the better the outcome for your entertainment venue. We arrive with powerful water extraction equipment almost before you ask “is there a quality water damage restorer near me?” and approach the problem scientifically. Our staff measures the moisture content of the water damaged lanes after removing visible water. Next, they formulate a plan to remove the excess moisture without marring the wood further. Air movers are one option, with the flow directed beneath the boards if possible as well as blowing across the surface. The high gloss of a bowling lane risks sealing the water within so we take all precautions to make sure the drying happens, even drilling small holes to release trapped moisture. Dehumidifiers and heat join the battle, with careful monitoring to achieve the balance necessary to limit warping and overdrying.
Closing for even a day to manage the water damage is not an option you are likely to want to pursue. Our experienced and skilled employees take pride in identifying the areas most in need of intensive restoration. Lanes within your alley that sustained only minimal damage are back online as soon as possible, Count on us to know the difference and keep your venue open for the birthday parties and after work sessions on the lanes unaffected.
We appreciate the confidence SERVPRO of Prattville inspires in our commercial clients. Expect a quick inspection within hours of your call to our dispatchers at (334) 358-1186 when water damage threatens to prevent letting the good times roll.

SERVPRO's Emphasis On Speed For Flood Damage

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

After a flood, your home likely has significant damage requiring fast restoration work.

Quick Response Time Is Key To Flood Damage

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. SERVPRO is 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 Damage
The most important reason why we respond so quickly to flood damage in Autaugaville 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 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 have to 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.

Eclectic Homeowners Learn More About The Signs Of Water Damage

2/22/2017 (Permalink)

Leaks Cause Water Damage in Eclectic

Tips from SERVPRO on Discovering Damage Caused by Water

Owning a home makes it vital to recognize the signs of potential water damage. Water from a leak, flood, or storm related issue can cause significant structural damage to your home if not attended to immediately. While also providing the perfect environment for mold growth and health risks that may develop along the way.
Checking for water damage involves examining your Eclectic area home in detail, both the interior and exterior from top to bottom on a regular basis. We can help you understand what to look for and when it may be necessary to contact a professional restoration company for assistance.
SERVPRO technicians initially begin checking for water damage on the outside of your home. We try to determine if the home's location provides any issues that need our attention. Locating the highest point of the property and finding out if your building was built on a low spot or not, helps us discover whether water from the surrounding area collects around the structure or penetrates your foundation or basement on a frequent basis.
We also check the ground around the home to ensure that it slopes away from your structure, if not, drainage issues may exist. The gutters and downspouts on your home need to function properly. Any missing or misaligned portions need repairs to perform their job correctly.
Your entire roof needs an inspection carried out to indicate the location of damaged shingles or flashing that provides moisture with access to your attic and other unprotected areas of your home. While window frames get checked for soft spots or visible separations that may be a sign of existing leaks.
SERVPRO technicians move to the interior of your home, looking for odors that often indicate the location of water damage or mold growth. Warped, cracked or saggy sections of walls, flooring, or ceilings indicate water damage and often occur near showers, tubs, sinks, dishwashers, washing machines, or water heaters.
We also check inside of any cabinetry to look for discoloration or warping and visually inspect your water heater for rust or leaks, while checking for water damage in your attic and basement deserve extra attention.
Water damage can cause serious issues to form on your property, so, it is important to recognize and take the appropriate steps to attend to the situation immediately. SERVPRO's highly trained technicians use many advanced water damage restoration techniques and professional-grade equipment to mitigate existing water damage, returning your home to a quality pre-damage condition.
Contact SERVPRO of Prattville today to gain access to the services you and your family deserve. (334) 358-1186    

Why Water Damage Repairs In Wetumpka Should Be A Priority

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

When water is present in areas that should be kept dry, that same life-giving water can cause expensive, and sometimes harmful, damage to develop.

Water Damage Repairs

Water may be necessary for life, but when it is present in areas that should be kept dry, that same life-giving water can cause expensive, and sometimes harmful, damage to develop. Water can affect different materials in several different ways. These different ways are called secondary water damages, and they include causing:

- Compressed fibers to swell and weaken,
- Insulation to become compressed and lose its insulating ability,
- Floorboards to swell beyond their expected capacities, which can force them to warp and crack, and
- Mold to develop, which can affect materials in even more diverse ways.

Wetumpka properties need to have any water damage repaired before these secondary water damage problems become a reality. Secondary water damages are much more expensive to fix. Mold can also cause health effects in individuals in your family. Moreover, other types of secondary water damage, such as rotting wood and other materials, can create safety hazards in the home.

Floors that have become weak, especially around tubs and sinks, can end up having holes in them. Wooden window frames can splinter, allowing children to get hurt. Metal window frames can become rusted, becoming yet another health risk. Other types of secondary water damage can pose electrical hazards. Electrical wiring inside walls and near outlets can become wet. Unsuspecting individuals can experience shocks, and localized fires can happen.

These are all preventable problems. None of them happen quickly or overnight. If water is left where it should not be for more than a day or two, these, and possibly other problematic situations, can occur. None of these problems are exclusive of the others, and none of them are less expensive to repair if you wait. SERVPRO technicians are trained to mitigate water damage. Unrepaired water damage eventually lead to secondary water damage problems.

Calling SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 now, before you have problems with water damage, can save you time and money. Unnecessary repairs are preventable. SERVPRO is here to take your call when you need us most. We can provide you with any additional information you need.

Pet Care in Tallassee is often Messy but Commercial Water Removal Will Clean the Worst Up

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

We will always work as quickly as possible. We understand that time is money, and that water emergencies can affect your business long-term.

How to deal with Tallassee Commercial Water Removal and Pet Care

Pet care can include salon and grooming locations, boarding services and kennels, veterinarian clinics and pet shops. Because of the presence of animals, food and water bowls are almost always present in these settings. Most of them will also have cages that need to be cleaned on a regular basis. For those locations that include shampooing of pets, some have opted for the latest in pet care shampooing machines. Similar to a washing machine, but also capable of blow drying pets before they are taken out of the machine, these devices require water lines to operate.
In Tallassee, cleaning up a commercial water emergency quickly and completely is easy with commercial water removal. Doing so protects current and future animals on the premises, the building itself, and your expensive equipment. SERVPRO hires employees who are understanding, dedicated, and hardworking, and then we educate them according to IICRC standards.
Knowing how to handle an emergency situation is vitally important, but being able to communicate with our customers is also something our employees are taught. And just as our technicians are always courteous when working around our customers' clients, you can rest assured knowing that the safety of any animals on your premises will always be taken into account while we are on the job.
We will always work as quickly as possible. We understand that time is money, and that water emergencies can affect your business long-term. Commercial water removal may be a business-to-business service, but we know that there are always real people, individuals, and families, who rely on our expertise to handle everything correctly.
With any water emergency, it's our goal to return everything involved to a dry state. The more rapid we can do this, the less risk there is of secondary water damage from developing. In situations where pets and other animals spend a lot of time, animal fur is often present in high amounts. Fur carries dander and sometimes parasites. We will also clean this out, similar to post-flood services. Odor control may be a problem that we can assist with. When we are finished, your establishment will be “Like it never even happened” again, both visually and aromatically.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Having the responsibility of caring for others' pets is something we know you take seriously, and we want to help you continue to provide your services. Water emergencies can't stop you when we're only a call away. Reach us, SERVPRO of Prattville, at (334) 358-1186, any time of the day or night.

How Mold Spores in Your Wetumpka Property Survive So Well

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Spore Clean Up is Part of Mold Remediation in Wetumpka

SERVPRO is a Natural Enemy of Mold Spores

Although mold requires a particular set of conditions to grow, with the exact parameters varying by species, mold spores can survive in extremes of temperature, moisture, weather, pressure, and almost any other obstacle the world can throw at them. SERVPRO has seen mold growing in some of the least likely places, behind objects and in areas many homeowners would not even have thought possible. Mold spores are almost impossible to destroy fully, and their tiny size helps to ensure that they float freely almost everywhere on earth. But why are these tiny organisms, which most closely resemble plant seeds, so durable?

The key to the longevity and spontaneous growth of mold damage in Wetumpka is the size of its spores; mold spores' tiny size is one of the primary reasons behind their durability. It is a basic principle of mathematics and engineering that the larger an object is, the less geometrically stable it is. In this way, the tiny sizes and compact forms of these fungi spores allow them to withstand almost all crushing or abrasive damages. This also reduces the number of natural predators and biological encounters the mold can have, as almost all macroscopic creatures are too large to consume and feed off of mold spores.
In addition to their resistance to physical disruptions, mold spores are highly resistant to temperature, moisture, and often chemical changes. Specific types of mold have different potential limitations, which SERVPRO technicians know and can identify as potential treatment solutions. Overall, though, mold spores can avoid calamity in extreme conditions due to their protective states of dormancy. While laying dormant, the spore is all but dead, much like a seed waiting to be planted. It is only when mold spores become active and start to grow that they are vulnerable to most treatments.
SERVPRO of Prattville is an experienced local franchise of a national company that tackles mold, fire, and water damage with professionalism and care. Call us at (334) 358-1186 to find out how we can help.

Flood Damage from Overflowing Toilet in Elmore

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Related Flood in an Elmore Bathroom Can Cause a Fall

Bathroom Overflows Can Lead to Significant Flooding

Flooding from a toilet that is malfunctioning can create quite a mess. Sometimes, you can mop up the water and dry the area properly with heaters or fans if the commode overflows in a situation that is isolated. If you experience the toilet clogging multiple times, hear a hissing sound coming from the pipes that are behind the toilet or even in the tank, then what to do? If you discover wet spots on the ceiling right below or next to the bathroom, it is time to have professional plumbers check it out and have flood damage restoration experts, such as SERVPRO, come and survey the damage before it gets out of hand.

When your toilet causes flood damage, there are different forms of damage that you should be aware of which could make your flooded Elmore home unsafe:

Damaged Flooring – All kinds of flooring are susceptible to water damage from flooding including rugs, carpet, and wood. Even waterproof or resilient flooring like vinyl planks, ceramic tiles, and laminate hardwood can crack, loosen or depreciate over time if standing water is left to dry up on its own. Evaporation takes precious hours or days, resulting in continuing harm to the surface.

Electrocution Risk – The bathroom and any surrounding rooms on the same level or below have power sources and outlets which could create an electric spark, and electrocution when they come into contact with water. Do not take chances, call for professional help.

Mold Growth – After a toilet flood, even if your infrastructure is still sound, or your ceilings show no signs of a leak, mold can set into your walls and flooring. Fungi are living organisms which feed off of organic materials in places which are damp. A bathroom that is flooded is the perfect place for mold to grow. Mold can cause serious health effects for you and your family.

The above damages are all reasons why you need to contact our SERVPRO team right away if your toilet malfunctions. The longer you allow the water to sit in your home, the more damages that you will have to deal with, including a costlier repair bill. Our technicians will have the proper equipment such as industrial fans and dryers, dehumidifiers and disinfectants to properly clean up the damage. If the water was from the water line, clean water, the cleanup is less strenuous and faster. If the backup is from the sewer line, then do not hesitate to contact us for removal and sanitizing.

SERVPRO of Prattville is always here, ready to help you if you have a problem with an overflowing toilet and flood damage. You simply have to call us at (334) 358-1186, and we will have a team to your home as soon as possible.

Four Rules for Successful Commercial Water Removal in Millbrook Server Rooms

12/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the resources to tackle damage to electronics. Give us a quick call to discuss!

Quick Action Can Save Your Electronic Equipment

As all modern business owners know, connectivity is key. Without a robust, reliable network, you cannot get your products to the people who matter. So, the server room is, in many ways, the beating heart of a company. It must always be protected from interference, whether this is caused by poor security or a natural disaster.

Unfortunately, there’s only so much that a business owner can do to safeguard their server racks and data equipment. Water damage is always a danger, particularly in flood-prone regions. Fortunately, SERVPRO specializes in commercial water removal in Millbrook. We may not be able to stop your server room from flooding, but we can certainly help you to minimize the losses if the worst does happen.

This guide to handling water damage in a server room will give you some advice on what to do and who to call.

Don’t Panic

This is the most important rule of all. In the event of a flood or a serious leak, your first instinct will be to try and move the most valuable pieces of equipment. This is a natural response, but it is not always helpful. Not only is it dangerous to enter an active server room which is filled with standing water, movement can dislodge the liquid and cause more problems. If you have any doubts at all about the safety of the space, wait for a qualified team to arrive on site.

Call for Help

SERVPRO is based in Prattville. We serve business owners both in and around this area. As soon as you know that there’s a problem – be it a leaking appliance, a hole in the roof, or damage caused by extreme rain – call us for help. If you can do it safely, turn off the main water and power supply to the server room. This will neutralize some of the dangers and allow the technicians to get started quickly.

Be Optimistic

There’s no worse combination than water and electrical equipment. The two just aren’t supposed to mix, and moisture within a server room is a big problem. However, it does not mean that your computers, racks, and networking components are beyond repair. Even in severe cases, our technicians have managed to save electrical devices. We use highly sophisticated drying processes to extract the water and restore machines to their original condition.

Stay Flexible

In order to do this, we may need to remove the damaged machines from the premises and take them to a specialist restoration facility. Here, they will be treated with state of the art drying tools and cleaned to remove any contaminants that may have been in the water. This requires your approval, and nothing will be taken away from the site without permission.

Restoring electronic equipment can be a complex job, but we know that the safety of your servers is paramount. SERVPRO of Prattville is a local company, so our technicians can be at your side within hours. Call us 24/7 at (334) 358-1186 for emergency repairs.

Post-Flood Mold Damage in Wetumpka

11/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold growth and damage is best left to the professionals at SERVPRO. That way, it is done right the first time!

Fast Action to Remediate Mold Can Save you Money and Time

Heavy rains can cause the Coosa River to rise past flood stage, putting homes in the area at risk of seepage and standing water in their lower levels. If the water is not pumped out or otherwise extracted within 48 hours the risk of mold damage to the structures, fixtures, furnishings and other contents of the house soars. If you have experienced flooding in your home and begin to notice a musty smell or see evidence of mold growth on floors, ceilings or under rugs or in furniture, it is essential to take action right away. SERVPRO can be at your home on the same day to inspect for mold and to help devise and implement a plan to remediate the mold growth.

If the water in your basement was relatively clean after flooding, know that mold still can grow quickly. Spores of many common strains of mold are always present inside and outside and all it takes to start the growth of a fungal colony is moisture. Mold damage in Wetumpka can be complicated with other microbial growth if the water seeping or flooding into your home is contaminated. We can start moving quickly to prevent mold damage if we get pumps and water extractors on the job in your home as soon after the flooding as possible. Professional mold damage control rather than a do-it-yourself approach is key as disturbing the outbreak risks spreading spores, and inhaling, touching or accidentally ingesting mold can cause some people to experience health issues. If you have concerns about your or family members’ reactions to mold contact your health care professional.

SERVPRO technicians will swiftly put in place a plan to contain moldy areas, and then assess whether the mold can be cleaned off or if it and the material it infiltrates needs to be removed and properly discarded. Great care is taken by our technicians to use proper EPA techniques to manage the mold, using protective gear and evacuating you and your family from areas where the mold being remediated. Once the mold has been cleaned off, or infiltrated items have been removed we will then work on drying the areas affected thoroughly to prevent a recurrence of the mold. Avoid trying to clean or dry the areas yourself and let the highly trained mold remediation specialists complete the job following industry standards.

After the flood contact SERVPRO of Prattville to evaluate your property for potential mold damage. Our team of local mold remediation technicians can be scheduled to visit your home by calling (334) 358-1186 any time of the day or night, 365 days a year.

What Can Grow in a Home After Storm Flooding?

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Fungi tend to appear in any location that has been figuratively turned upside-down

Beware of Organisms That Can Grow in Your Home After Flooding

Storm flooding not only damages your home but also often sets it up as a breeding ground for organisms large and small, if left alone. Fast water removal and the start of treatment is essential for anyone wishing to prevent organic growth in their flooded home, which is why SERVPRO uses a strategy of mitigation to respond quickly to a disaster and get it contained before further damage can occur. These organisms are the ones we fight hardest against in most residential flood cleanups.

Plants and Seedlings

Floods may wash in soil and debris, which can quickly accumulate in corners or out-of-reach places. However, contained within this debris are the seeds of wild grasses and plants, which, in the warm and wet environment of your flood damaged Autaugaville home, will grow easily. Some types of plants may also be able to grow from wood or even tile grout, making them difficult to stamp out entirely. Our SERVPRO team works fast to remove major debris and soil from your home, and scrub and sanitize thoroughly to prevent vegetation from taking any permanent root in your home.

Mold and Fungi

Fungi tend to appear in any location that has been figuratively turned upside-down. A flooded home often provides the perfect habitat for fungi and especially mushrooms, with damp and warm conditions being coupled with many dark corners and sources of food. Some types of mold and fungi may also cause health effects, so avoiding their growth is a top priority.

Microbes and Bacteria

In any liquid water, even after an area has mostly dried, microbes, bacteria, and pathogens are likely to be breeding. These occur naturally in most soils, but that doesn't mean they are harmless. Some common types of soil bacteria can be very dangerous in a home. Only through thorough sanitization methods, such as UV ray projectors, can we truly rid a home of these microscopic critters.


Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Prattville has experience cleaning up and restoring flood damage in residences of all types in the local area. If your home has encountered a disaster, call us at (334) 358-1186 to find out how we can help.

Why Professional Fire Damage Restoration Is A Smart Investment For Your Wetumpka Property

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

There are a number of hazards that accompany fire emergencies which linger well after the flames are gone.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration Is A Wise Investment

After a fire emergency has occurred, the last thing most people want to think about is paying someone to clean up the damage. However, attempting to take on fire damage cleanup without prior training can end up costing more time and money in the long run.

If you're a homeowner dealing with fire damage in Wetumpka, you're probably wondering whether you should seek professional help to get your house back in order. Here's why working with the team at SERVPRO is a smart move.

1. It's The Safer And Faster Option.
There are a number of hazards that accompany fire emergencies which linger well after the flames are gone. To keep your family safe from smoke other hazards, SERVPRO technicians use industry leading equipment and procedures. Your safety is our top concern, and letting us handle the job will also take less time due to our extensive experience restoring fire damaged homes.

2. Our Team Can Restore Your Possessions.
Many homeowners think they'll need to throw out all of their items that have been affected by fire damage, but when you call us, we'll work to save as much as we can. We use effective techniques to restore furniture, electronics, appliances, and even paper documents. When we're able to keep your possessions out of the trash, you won't have to worry about spending money to buy new ones.

3. We'll Help Prevent Future Problems.
Along with fire damage comes a host of other issues including soot, smoke damage, and water damage. Our experts will ensure we cover all bases and resolve any potential problems with your home's contents or structure. Working to prevent recurring issues will save you money in the long run.

At SERVPRO of Prattville, we know how devastating fire emergencies can be. We'll work to get your home back in great shape as quickly as possible so you can have peace of mind once again. To get a quote or information about our fire damage restoration services, call us 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.

Preventative Measures Can Hinder Water Damage

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Check the water supply hoses to your washing machine often. If you have water damage, call SERVPRO!

Trust the Certified Technicians at SERVPRO in Times of Emergency

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, up to 10,000 gallons of water is wasted annually due to plumbing leaks and overflows. Even the smallest of cracks in your pipes can leak water that will add up over time, which raises your water bill and worse, causes water damage.
Water damage in Millbrook can take a mental toll on you. Therefore, it is important to feel confident that you can trust SERVPRO to help you get through your water emergency. We understand what you are going through and our team has all of the southern hospitality you have come to expect. We bring along our expertise, certifications in water damage cleanup and restoration, and we will treat you and your home with respect.
Combat and Prevent Water Damage
There are countless ways in which your home can seem to turn against you and cause water damage. The good news is that most causes of in-home water damage can be combatted or prevented outright with some basic knowledge.
Washing Machines
Not enough credit is given to the power of washing machines and their role in water emergencies. Washing machines can overflow and cause some water issues, but the real disaster is when the water supply hoses fail. 50% of washing machine incidents are caused by burst water supply lines. You can prevent your home from falling victim to this type of water damage by committing to some of these preventative measures.
First, be sure to replace the water supply hoses located behind your washing machine every 5 years. It is best to choose reinforced, braided stainless steel hoses as replacements. Second, check all hoses for cracks or kinks on a regular basis. You may find it tedious to move your machine to look behind it, but it is well worth the preventative measure. Consider different ways you can arrange your machine so that you can check the state of the water supply hoses on a regular basis. Finally, do not run your washing machine when you leave the home. If no one is there, it is logical that no one will be able to stop water flooding your home when a hose cracks. This causes much damage, and it is entirely preventable by being present when operating your washing machine.
Preventative measures are most often very simple, easy, and cheap ways of lowering your chances of experiencing disastrous in-home water damage. All plumbing and appliances age and become at risk of failing due to use and time. Take control of your home. However, should you experience a water emergency, we are here for you with our 24/7 Emergency Services.
Contact Us
Contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186. We will gladly take your call, send our team out to your water emergency, and answer any questions you may have.

What Does SERVPRO Do About Mold Damage In Cabinets?

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores still find their way into cabinet interiors, causing troublesome mold colonies.

Removing Mold Damage From Cabinets

Mold primarily grows in damp, dark conditions, which can describe a number of places in any given home. However, most of these places are somewhat exposed, and the mold is easily visible should someone stumble upon it. Less visible, however, are cabinets and small places. Although these are less accessible and less visible to us humans, microscopic mold spores still find their way into cabinet interiors, causing troublesome mold colonies. SERVPRO uses a number of tactics and advanced equipment to tackle these hard-to-reach colonies of mold.

In almost every case of mold damage in Millbrook, a thorough drying process is required. Drying ensures that mold can not grow any further, cutting off its most vital nutrient. Although drying will not remove mold already grown, it is important in preventing future patches from reappearing. We use industrial tools and machinery for drying purposes, in order to be as thorough as possible.
Scrubbing and Sanitization
Scrubbing off mold is a necessary step, and although cabinet interiors can be hard to reach, we use special brushes and tools to access even the deepest corners. Afterward, sanitizing chemicals are applied to the entire interior, to kill off any isolated spores still alive inside.
Odor Removal
What may have alerted you to the mold's presence in the first place is its strong smell. Most types of mold emit strong, foul or musky odors of some sort, and this is a major source of frustration for homeowners dealing with mold. We use ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers for tight spaces, to mask and eliminate odors via airborne chemicals. These machines are specifically designed for mold colonies in places such as cabinets, where larger, room-wide deodorizers are not appropriate.
SERVPRO of Prattville is strategically positioned to provide fast and efficient service to all homes in the local area. With trained and certified personnel, industry-leading equipment, and friendliness among employees, we handle any mold remediation job with a smile. Call us at (334) 358-1186 for 24/7 service.

Area Homes with Fire Damage Can be Repaired

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire and Soot Damage in a Home

Smoke and Soot Damage are Best Handled by Professionals at SERVPRO

If your home has had the experience of a fire, you know that fire damage can be extensive. Settled smoke and soot throughout your home must be cleaned up immediately to reduce the ongoing damage of the corrosive nature of the soot's particles. The oily property of soot can make cleaning up a very tiresome chore, and special cleaners should be used.

Our team of restoration specialists are specially trained and certified in IICRC techniques. We have the skills, training, experience, and equipment to reduce the damage your home's interior and contents suffer. Smoke, even though it has settled, can cause complications in individuals who already have respiratory problems. Homes that have not been cleaned of smoke and soot should not be occupied until the cleaning and restoration processes are completed.

Why Soot is So Difficult to Clean

The types of soot and smoke that are created during a fire are varied, and these variations are dependent on what materials are burning within the home. Sometimes soot is drier and more easily cleaned but this only true if the materials burned were dried wood or paper products. Very few house fires experience this. Some of the burnt materials' smoke and soot combine together, further complicating the cleaning procedures needed to complete the work correctly and fully. Professional training is required to gain the knowledge about these different types of soot deposits within the broad scope of fire damage.

The particles in soot can be as small as .0004 microns in diameter, necessitating a microscope be used to view them individually. Because they are so tiny, they are often difficult to remove without specific tools and instruments. The microscopic particles are what creates the foul odor after a fire, and even with cleaning by professionals, a gas treatment is often required as a final step to completely eliminate these odors. Using ozone, or O3, we can remove even the faintest odors left behind by a fire. Treatment by ozone is safe, and does not take a very extended period of time, but must be done as one of the last steps.

Because of the complicated aspect of soot and smoke deposits after a fire, this type of work is not recommended as a DIY project. Our technicians have the correct equipment and supplies available to them so they can make it “Like it never even happened.” If you have fire damage in your Wetumpka area home, it's best to leave this difficult cleaning job for the trained professionals at your local SERVPRO office. Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 for promptest service. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Professional Cleanup and Restoration for Water Damage

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

When you are dealing with the aftereffects of Autaugaville water damage, you should acquire the services of a first-class restoration service.

Contact Us Today for Expert Water Damage Cleanup

When you are dealing with the aftereffects of water damage, you should acquire the services of a first-class cleanup and restoration service that can address the problem in a prompt and professional manner. Whether your emergency was due to a surprise flash flood, burst water pipe or sewage system malfunction, the result is usually the same: A nasty mess that urgently requires your attention. This is precisely why it's so important to contact a locally owned and operated service company that will treat your emergency with the urgency and care that it demands.

Cleaning up After Serious Water Damage
Cleaning up in the wake of Autaugaville water damage is a job that will require the attention of an experienced and dedicated cleanup and restoration service. We offer 24-hour response to any and all emergencies that your property may face and can be reached anytime day or night. We know that the potential for danger to your property doesn't end when the water is cleared away. Once you contact us, we will start a diagnosis of the damage, establishing the extent of the problem and the cost of restoration.

The Object of Our Efforts Is Restoration, Not Replacement
The objective of restoring your property is to save it from being destroyed. While at first glimpse it may seem more cost effective to simply tear the structure down and replace it with another, this may prove to be far costlier and inconvenient for you and your family than restoration. The sheer effort, trouble, and financial outlay it takes to secure lodging at a nearby hotel while waiting for a whole new structure to be built on your property might outweigh the money and time it takes to get the existing structure fully restored.

Instead of starting from scratch, it's much better to call upon the expertise of a local water damage cleanup and restoration service that can fully refurbish your property and get it back to its original condition in record time. This task is best accomplished by a company that has roots in your community and will treat the restoration of your building as a service that requires its full care and attention.

A Full Program of Water Damage Restoration
We are fully qualified to provide a comprehensive program of water damage restoration for your property. This includes a complete cleanup of any remaining water as well as removal of any harmful mold or bacteria that may be accumulating in areas such as your water filtration unit or AC vents. Also, we will check to make sure that no structural damage to your building has occurred.

We Are Your One-stop Shop for Water Damage Cleanup
When it comes to Autaugaville water damage cleanup, we are here to be your one-stop shop. We are a locally owned and operated business that will give your emergency the full attention to detail that it deserves. We can also assist residents in Elmore, Marsbury, Eclectic, Millbrook and other nearby areas. Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186.

Elmore Fire Damage - Cleaning Fire Damage in Elmore

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Prattville will respond immediately to your fire damage emergency needs in the Elmore area! We're only one call away!

Elmore Fire Damage Cleaning

Soot and smoke can penetrate and travel to other rooms, affecting the carpeting, paint, drapes, upholstery, clothing and other items. Debris removal and ventilation of the scene of the Elmore fire is a good first step to take in cleaning up after fire damage occurs. Neutralizing and thorough cleaning of both the odors and the deposits are needed before you try and do any redecoration. 

General Cleaning Techniques to Getting Started 

Different kinds of Elmore fires need different techniques for cleaning. High-oxygen fires usually will result in dust, dry soot, but slow-burning fires with low oxygen will result in wet, greasy deposits which smear easily. Therefore, the process of cleaning needs to take these variations into account. 

A few guidelines and cleanup recommendations:  

Wear protective clothing such as pants, long-sleeved shirts, and gloves. Wash off any ash, which gets on your skin, as soon as you can.

Also, wear protective gear like a dust mask, so you don’t breathe in any ash or other particles that are airborne.

Open doors and windows to ventilate the area to help remove odors and soot.

Get rid of any debris that is burned to lower odors.

Place dehumidifiers inside the building to control the moisture in the air and prevent mold or water damage, especially where water was used to put out the fire.

Use cooking oil to wipe down all metallic surfaces to stop rusting or staining.

Clean plastic, PVC surfaces like windows and surfaces which are painted white with a mild alkali detergent to get rid of any possible acidic soot that can activate with moisture in the air and cause staining which is permanent.

Go through triage assessments to remove or clean all contents as soon as you can in the order of value.

You should not use deodorants of any kind since they mask odors after fire damage in Elmore, and odors are a significant indicator of any health concerns.

Where you can’t get rid of surface staining, think about using specialist paint to get rid of anti-bleed and stain characteristics. These paints are usually oil-based or lacquers.

Specific Kinds of Damage and How to Clean Up 

High-Oxygen Fire Damage 

Dry sponges can be used to get rid of initial deposits and then you can follow up with a detergent that is low-alkali, then rinse thoroughly. 

Low-Oxygen Fire Damage 

Using a dry sponge here is not advised, as it will make smears and cause the soot to spread. Instead, use detergents which are high-alkali with warm water and then wash down the area. Thoroughly rinse when you are done, since residue can affect any subsequent paint applications. 

Kitchen Fire Damage 

You will need to do a thorough cleaning since fire residue might not be easily visible. Remember that kitchen drawer and cabinet contents need to be taken out to let you access any hidden areas. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Overwhelmed? Contact SERVPRO of Prattville for our professional help to get your fire damage cleaned up as soon as possible and get you back to a normal way of life. We are standing by to assist you so call us at (334) 358-1186 anytime. Don’t hesitate to call. 

Prattville Fire Damage - What to Do After Fire Damage in Prattville

3/28/2016 (Permalink)

Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fire injuries, followed by heating equipment.

The Aftermath of Prattville Fire Damage

Nobody wants to think about the possibility of their home being ravaged by a fire, but the reality is that many residents in Prattville will have to contend with this type of unfortunate event at some point. A fire in Prattville may be localized to a particular area of the home, such as is the case with a small grease fire in the kitchen. Perhaps it is more widespread, such as if lightning strikes the home or you have an electrical shortage that causes a fire. Dealing with Prattville residential fire damage requires you to take a few specific steps. 

When It Is Safe to Enter the Home 

The firefighters will work diligently to put out the flames, but they may not tell you that it is safe to enter the home for a few hours or even days as they want to ensure that heat does not re-ignite the flames. The extent of the fire will play a major role in how long it will take to safely go back inside. When it is okay to enter the home, you can survey the damage and see if you need to seal up areas that were left open to the outdoors because of fire damage. You can also review areas that may be damaged by firefighters' efforts to extinguish the flames. There may be several areas of Prattville fire damage that require your immediate attention. 

Determine How You Will Restore the Damage

The next step will be for you to decide if you will restore the fire damage or if you will reach out to a professional for assistance. Restoring fire damage is not a matter to take lightly, so homeowners who do not have skills with both water extraction and significant home renovations will need to contact a fire damage restoration company for assistance with this task. Keep in mind that fire damage may include actual charred areas as well as water extraction, cleanup of ashes and soot, smoke removal and more.

Begin Working on the Restoration Quickly

After you have experienced Prattville fire damage, you want to find a fire damage restoration company that can get started restoring the home to its former condition as soon as possible. A reputable professional will offer fast responses and 24-hour service. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

When fire damage occurs in Prattville, Elmore, or Lake Martin, we have the skills, personnel and experience necessary to provide you with the superior results that you desire and deserve. Call SERVPRO of Prattville today at (334) 358-1186 to request assistance.

Cleaning Up After Water Damage Will Save Your New Site Home

2/23/2016 (Permalink)

Don't Let a Splash of Water Become Massive Water Damage

 A New Site Home's Water Damage is Remediated by SERVPRO

If you have endured a flood or fire in your home and water has flowed everywhere, and then you know that cleaning up water damage in New Site is essential for preventing further problems as you attempt to restore your home to its original condition. There are several aspects involved in water damage cleanup, including:

Initial drying and  clean up
Repairing damaged areas
Performing final touches

Why Hire A Professional?
If you need to clean up after water damage efficiently, then it’s always best to hire a professional company that specializes in water damage restoration like SERVPRO. These professional technicians have the skill and industrial-grade equipment to tackle every corner of your home with ease and effectiveness. This is something homeowners simply do not possess. 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
Professional restoration companies like SERVPRO 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:

Inspection and assessment.
Water removal and extraction.
Drying and Dehumidifying.
Cleanup and sanitization using proprietary cleaning agents
Restoration first, and replacement if necessary to lower your expenses

New Site water damage cleanup and restoration are best left to professionals since you probably lack the experience and equipment to do it on your own. SERVPRO of Prattville possesses the know how to do the job precisely with you as a happy customer our goal. Our IICRC and in-house training rank us as a top 10 Franchise Organization in "Entrepreneur" magazine for 7-years running. We provide written guarantee of your home being dry "Like it never even happened."  Call us 24/7 for prompt service at (334) 358-1186

Prattville Water Damage Restoration Improves Your Homes

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fix Known Leaks Before They Become Large Water Damage Problems

Call SERVPRO for Residential Water Damage in Prattville

If you've experienced Prattville water damage in your home, you may be feeling stressed and anxious about the current condition of your property. Even a small water event can be costly to deal with and damaging to your home, and you may be wondering what steps you can take to overcome the current issues with your property. By learning more about water damage and the remediation process, you'll discover that now is the right time to take action and to start restoring the condition of your home through water remediation services.

The Steps for Water Remediation
Remediation for Prattville water damage will take a few steps to complete. First, the water will need to be removed from the building, and this often is done through extraction and the use of powerful fans. Also, the humidity level in the building will need to be restored to a normal level. This needs to be completed as soon as possible. After the water has been removed and the humidity level has been restored, the condition of the building will need to be assessed. Water can result in damage to drywall, flooring, electrical systems, furnishings and more. Items that can be salvaged will be, and new construction or remodeling often is needed for severe cases of water damage. Also, deodorization efforts may be necessary to keep the space smelling clean and to remove any musty or mildew odors.

Why a Fast Response Is Needed
When you have a water damage event, you may need to pause and regroup to assess the damage, and this is particularly true in a significant flooding event, such as from a natural weather disaster or a serious plumbing leak. However, while you may want to take a moment to assess the situation in detail, fast action is required. Mold is likely to develop in homes where moisture remains high for more than a few days, and this means that you need to act quickly to remove the water and moisture. SERVPRO uses advanced extraction and de-humidifying methods to remove standing water and to restore the relative humidity level to a normal range, and we can be at your home quickly to provide you with the fast service you need.

There is no time to delay when you're dealing with a water issue. Prattville area residents want to restore the condition of their homes quickly after a flood or water damaging event, and it's critical that you act quickly so that you can reduce the risk of mold growth in the home. SERVPRO of Prattville has the proven methods that you need to see the results you desire. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Prattville is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire, mold, flood or water emergency event. When a major, damaging event occurs in Prattville, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.

The Importance of Professional Fire Damage Restoration in Jemison

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says A Fire Extinguisher Should Always Be Available for Emergencies

Call SERVPRO for Jemison Fire Damage Restoration

Whether you have had a small or large fire in the Jemison area, you're probably eager to restore your home to its former condition, and SERVPRO of Prattville can help. With our Jemison fire damage services, the condition of your home can be restored to like-new condition so that life can quickly return to normal for you and your family.

The Challenges Associated with Fire Damage Restoration

You may have been fortunate enough to get the fire extinguished before a significant portion of the home burned, but the unfortunate reality is that fire damage can still be widespread throughout the home even when the fire is localized to a small area. This is because smoke damage can be found throughout most or all of the home regardless of how small the fire was. SERVPRO of Prattville has the knowledge and equipment necessary to complete professional residential fire damage restoration services. We understand that this is your home as well as your investment, and you want to restore it to its former condition to preserve its value and return to a normal daily life. SERVPRO of Prattville is ready to start helping you.

What to Expect from Residential Fire Damage Restoration

When you contact us immediately after the fire has been extinguished, we will enter the home as soon as it is safe to do so. We can secure the property to protect the interior from additional weather-related or vermin infestation and protect the contents of your home from being stolen. Also, we can begin the drying out process. Most fires are extinguished using water, and the water must be dried out quickly to minimize the risk of mold growth in the home. Once the home has been thoroughly dried out, the remediation and restoration process can begin. We will salvage all of the items that we can, and we use effective techniques to restore some objects to their former condition if they can be saved.

The End Result

The process for Jemison residential fire damage restoration may take up to a few weeks or longer depending on the extent of the fire damage. Some areas of the home may simply need to be replaced, such as carpeting and wood flooring. Others may need to be entirely rebuilt by a contracted construction crew. We will facilitate the entire process and work with your insurance company to take some of the stress and time out of filing a claim. The end result is that your home will be beautifully restored to its former condition, and you and your family can continue on with your regular lives without delay.

Contact Us Today

SERVPRO of Prattville is a true leader in fire damage restoration services, and we provide all of the associated services that are needed to help you overcome the challenges that you are facing and to restore your home to its former condition. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Prattville is strategically located to respond quickly to your pressing needs. When a fire occurs in the Jemison area, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us at (334) 358-1186.


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