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Regularly Doing Your Own Water Damage Inspection at Home | SERVPRO® of Prattville

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

tan wall with water damage spots showing through If you have water damage anywhere in your home, we are here to help. Contact SERVPRO of Prattville to learn more.

There are many ways in which a house can develop issues, but one of the most detrimental things for homeowners is hidden water damage. Not only will there be problems with water spots, mold and more because of it, but it can also lead to structural problems in the home’s walls depending on what parts are affected.

Thankfully, there are many things you can look for to check for water damage in the home as part of your regular home maintenance routines. This can help you catch any issues before they become too serious and has the added benefit of not being as expensive of a claim on your insurance.

How to Check for Water Damage Around Your Home

Inspect your walls and ceilings. Walls tend to hide leaks rather well, but if you look closely at your drywall, you can often find evidence that they are there. Small things like discolored areas, paint that is peeling or soft spots might be indicative of a hidden leak that you should have a professional check out ASAP.

Don’t forget to look down. If water damage is present, it can gradually work its way down and get into the floor of your home, soaking into the subfloor and causing problems. If you notice any soft spots or buckling of your floor, it might be a sign that the subfloor has become saturated with moisture.

Inspect your roof. Your roof is your home’s best defense against water damage, so it is wise to check on it often. You can inspect it easily from the ground with binoculars to look for loose shingles or other signs of wear. You can also go out during the next rain shower to make sure your gutters are properly functioning and keeping water away from your foundation.

Pay close attention to the basement. Basements are not supposed to be the damp and musty places they have been given the reputation of being—in fact, they should not be. Check your basement often for signs of moisture and mold, and if you do notice any issues, be sure to have a professional check it out right away.

If you have water damage anywhere in your home, we are here to help. You can contact us at any hour to learn more about our services or to report damages. Get in touch today to speak with a water damage restoration expert.

Tips for Preparation for Severe Weather Safety | SERVPRO® of Prattville

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

large yellow storm warning sign in front of dark forming sky SERVPRO of Prattville is here to provide you with a rapid response. Contact us right away if your home has any storm damage.

Depending on the time of the year, finding out that severe weather is in the forecast might not be at all surprising—but it is something that should still be heeded with caution.

Any severe thunderstorm can potentially cause damages, and often, it is impossible to know just how dangerous they can be until they are actively threatening an area. While protecting your home is something you can never do completely, you can take steps to reduce your chances of receiving damage.

Reduce Your Chances of Receiving Storm Damage

Prepare your home as much as possible. Damages from projectiles such as loose tree branches and patio furniture are some of the most common during severe weather. By trimming your trees away from your roofline and securing any outdoor objects, you can significantly reduce the likelihood that this damage will occur. For the aftermath, you may want to consider a generator, which can allow you to still use electronics if the power is out.

Create a family communications plan. Ideally, your entire family will be together and safe when severe weather threatens your area, but this is not always the case. Because many families are often on the go, we recommend coming up with a severe weather communication plan so that everyone knows how and when to check in if the weather turns sour. If you are at home, be sure everyone knows exactly where to seek shelter away from doors and windows.

Make sure your emergency kit is stocked. One of the best things you can do for comfort and safety surrounding a disaster is packing an emergency supply kit for your family. This can be a landing zone for supplies like food, water and flashlights, so everything you might need during an emergency is in one place. A well-stocked emergency kit can come in handy both while the storm is raging outside and if the power is out in the aftermath.

Consider getting a weather radio. Because of cell phones, many of us have gotten rid of analog radios and other devices that are less high-tech. However, we always recommend keeping a weather radio or other emergency alert device handy, as cell phones can become unreliable during severe weather and missing emergency alerts can be a life-threatening issue.

If your home is damaged by a storm, you can depend on us to take care of any damages. Contact us at any hour to report damage and receive a rapid response.

SERVPRO of Prattville is Available 24/7

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Prattville is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Prattville has specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  •         Your name and contact information
  •         Your insurance information (if applicable)
  •         The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  •         When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  •         What caused the water damage (if known)?
  •         Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Prattville

SERVPRO of Prattville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us today at 334-358-1186

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: 

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

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.

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!

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.


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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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.