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The Basics of Flood Damage Prevention | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

4/1/2024 (Permalink)

rain water pooling on a hardwood floor after a storm with a man in work boots walking through it SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties is ready to help in a moments notice after spring showers leak in to your home or business.

When you want to do something well, it is best to start with the basics. If you have children who are learning multiplication, this is a fact that you already know (painfully) well.

Starting with the basics is the best way to protect your home from potential damage that disasters could leave you with. We can’t control what Mother Nature is going to do, but we can prepare for it.

Flooding is one of the most damaging natural disasters—and it can affect any house anywhere. That makes covering the basics of flood prevention and protection incredibly important.

Know Your Zone

Flooding is so detrimental to so many because it can happen in a lot of different ways. Internal flooding that stems from a manmade issue can cause a pretty big mess, but it is often easier to control and easier to clean-up.

Weather-related issues are a different story! In our part of Alabama, flash flooding from heavy rainfall is a common occurrence. Flooding from the creeks in our communities, like Town Creek, has also caused issues for all of us.

One of the best basic steps you can take toward protecting your home is getting to know your flood zone. This will help you understand your unique risks in order to make the most out of your preparations.

Get to know how your yard acts during a heavy rain as well. If you are near a creek, or in a low-lying valley, you may need to add drainage in order to prevent puddles from forming.

Many of our communities have a great deal of trees, so if your yard and roof are often covered with leaves and limbs, it may be ideal to cover your gutter system to prevent blockages. Check your roof regularly, too, in order to keep it clear and in good shape.

Prepare to Prevent

Getting to know your area is one of the basics that is crucial for protecting your home from flooding. Home maintenance is the next basic thing you need to cover in order to ensure your home is ready for even the most surprising flood.

Start by making sure your yard has a gentle slope. The more you can encourage rain to roll away from your home, the better. If there is a spot in your yard that consistently stays wet, add some organic material or make this your garden spot. Another easy way to keep your yard dry is to extend your gutter downspouts underground.

On the inside of your home, regularly check the seals on your windows and doors. It’s a good idea to update the caulking and weather stripping around them every spring and fall.

Keep a close eye on your basement if you have one. If you see cracks or gapping in the wall, it could be time to have the basement professionally resealed. Add a sump pump to the lowest level of your home as well in order to pull water out during a heavy rain.

The basics are the best way to get anything done well, including preparing your home for a potential flood. Make sure these easy items are on your regular home maintenance to-do list. Getting your home ready for a disaster will always be easier than teaching you kids math.

Do you have water damage in your home? Contact us at SERVPRO® for fast recovery.

How to Handle Sewage Leaks | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

3/15/2024 (Permalink)

sewage water pooling on a kitchen floor after a leak SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties is always ready to respond to your call when biohazard incidents strike.

On a scale of all the things you never want to deal with, handling sewage likely ranks pretty high. A sewage spill may not bring total devastation like some other disasters can, but it will bring a stinky, messy situation.

We may not want to deal with it, but sewage leaks can be common and they can happen anywhere. That makes knowing how to deal with them quickly and safely incredibly important. When you know how to respond, you can get back to normal faster.

What to Do First

A sewage backup can happen when there is a clog or blockage in the lines. The blockage will cause wastewater to go the wrong direction, eventually forcing itself up through sink drains, tubs and showers. A sewage leak can also occur if your water line or pipes are damaged.

Either way, the first thing you need to know about a sewage leak is to stay away from the water. When flooding or leaks enter into a location, it is classified in three ways: white water, gray water and black water. While white water and gray water do not come from a contaminated source, black water is considered contaminated and toxic. Sewage leaks are classified as black water and contain viruses, bacteria and other microbes that could be harmful for your health.

Do everything you can to avoid the leak and shut the water off to your building or home. Open windows around the area and turn on fans to increase circulation and help eliminate fumes. Keep the area secure so pets, children or anyone else can’t access the leak.

Where SERVPRO® Comes In

Our technicians are not just trained to handle biohazard situations, they are also certified to tackle them safely and quickly. From the moment you call us, we will start gathering as much information as we can in order to prepare a team and the equipment for your specific issue.

Once our team is on the way to your home, snap some photos of the leak. This might not be the most pleasant experience, but the more images you can get from a safe distance, the better. These photos will help your insurance claim process go smoother and can help us better identify why the leak started.

When our professionals get to your property, they will first work to find the cause of the leak in order to fix it. We will also start immediately removing standing water and sewage. While our team will be working in protective gear and with protective equipment, this is still a toxic situation. The more you can stay away the better.

Your recovery will include repairs of the source of the leak and any resulting damage that the leak caused. We will also put a lot of emphasis on deep-cleaning and sanitization. Odors will be addressed to ensure there are no lingering smells once the work is complete. Our job is only done when everything is as it should be again. None of us want to deal with a sewage leak in our personal space. Call us to handle any kind of mess you face for fast, safe and complete recovery.

Sewage leaks should always be cleaned up by professionals. Call SERVPRO, and we will take care of you.

Be Alert! Spring Storms Are Coming | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

3/1/2024 (Permalink)

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There is no better time of the year in Alabama than spring. The cold temperatures of winter are gone, and the oppressive heat of the summer has not yet set in. Grass begins to turn green again and flowers bloom—it really is a beautiful season.

While the beauty of spring can’t be denied, we also know that it can come with volatile weather. It isn’t unusual to see strong thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash floods after torrential rain, especially as we get closer to summer.

With the possibility of such weather extremes in our community, it’s crucial to be prepared. Receiving timely and accurate weather alerts is one of the most important ways to keep your family safe.

The Power of the Internet

Are you ever very far away from your phone or another internet-based device? The answer is likely no, which is why this is the best place to receive weather alerts. Wireless Emergency Alerts can be set up to come through automatically, but you can also opt into a number of apps to receive weather and other notifications.

Be careful when you choose an app. Stick with a nationally recognized organization, or go with a well-known local source. Most of our local news stations offer apps that can keep you informed on weather situations, road closures and other events going on around town. Make sure you sign up for notifications from the city as well for the fastest local information.

If a weather event is predicted for the area, make sure you don’t wait for an alert to start getting informed. Keep an eye on news stations so that you can stay aware of potential evacuation orders or shelter openings.

Non-Electronic Options

Along with your phone and other devices, it’s crucial to have another way to receive alerts that does not require power. It is common for thunderstorms and tornadoes to take power out long-term, and you need a reliable way to receive information even without electricity.

If you live close enough to hear tornado sirens, make sure you familiarize yourself and your family members with what they sound like. Keep in mind that these could be masked by the noise of a storm, though, so consider investing in a weather radio to keep your family informed.

NOAA weather radios are portable and are powered with either a hand-crank or solar power. You can take the weather radio with you when you need to head to shelter or after a wave of storms have passed by and you head out to check for damage. This ensures you can stay constantly informed no matter what is going on.

Getting weather alerts quickly and consistently can keep you and your family safe, but it may not stop your home from being damaged. If you discover damage after a storm, call our office right away. We are available around the clock to get your home back together quickly.

Serious storms can cause serious property damage. Call SERVPRO® 247 for immediate restoration assistance.

A Disaster and Your Business | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

2/15/2024 (Permalink)

business man in office talking to female SERVPRO rep SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties is here for your business every step of the way, from ERPs to disaster recovery.

Disasters leave a lasting impression on everything they touch. Your home, your business and your whole community could be left dealing with damage that leaves your head reeling. It can be hard to discern how to move forward.

While taking care of your home will always be a top priority after a disaster, when you own a business, getting back to work is likely just as important. With a plan and a team on call like ours at SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay and Randolph Counties, you can get back to work fast.

<h3ahead-of-time">Prepare Ahead of Time

When you plan beforehand, you can recover that much faster after a disaster leaves your business dealing with damage. Teach your team what to do ahead of a fire, storm or flood so that work can flow seamlessly no matter what happens.

One of the most crucial parts of a disaster recovery plan is communication. Your employees need to know the plan inside and out so they can act quickly and without panic.

Regularly walk your building with your staff and make note of where water shut-offs and fire extinguishers are. Make sure fire escape routes are clear and well-marked in case a quick exit is ever needed. It might be helpful to assign staff members particular tasks in order to secure your building when a storm is headed your way.

After the threat has passed, make sure your team knows how they are expected to get back to work. If you are able to go remote for a while, check equipment and networks ahead of time to make sure they are ready to go as needed. If you will be utilizing a different physical location, eliminate any chances for confusion by giving out keys and other directions for the first day back.

Some kinds of natural disasters may take down communication networks long-term, so it is best to utilize multiple ways to keep in touch with your staff.

<h3quickly">Recover Quickly

When you have a plan, you can rest a little easier knowing that recovery has begun long before a disaster ever strikes. Make sure you call SERVPRO® as soon as the major threat is over so that we can start physical restorations right away.

As our professional team tackles putting your physical location back together, you can start filling your customers in on everything that has happened. Let them know what your plans for staying in business and reopening are across multiple platforms in order to reach the most people possible.

Disaster recovery isn’t the easiest process, but with an open mind and a little flexibility, you can get through it. Be willing to shift your operations for a while in order to allow enough recovery time. This new normal is only temporary and things will be bustling again before you know it.

Make a plan and practice it often to ride out any disaster that strikes. With solid communication and a total restoration team like ours by your side, you won’t have to miss a moment of building your business.

Has your business experienced a disaster, or do you want help building an emergency plan? Contact us to find everything you need.

Equipped to Handle Multiple Kinds of Damage | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

2/1/2024 (Permalink)

heavy rain pounding down on a blacktop surface SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties is Here to Help® when any disaster strikes!

Sometimes it seems like when one bad thing happens it opens the door for more bad things to occur—like an endless stream of bad luck. This can prove especially true when a disaster strikes.

It doesn’t really matter if it came from Mother Nature or something that happened inside your home, when a disaster strikes and leaves behind one kind of damage it will almost always lead to another one.

That is why having a team like ours at SERVPRO® right in your own backyard can help ease your worries. With one call, we can handle anything life throws at you.

The Impact of Disasters

Disaster can take an enormous toll on your home or your community. Even when a storm or flood was predicted with enough time to make some preparations, things can change in an instant and become much more severe than originally thought possible. When something manmade happens in your home, it can be truly devastating, especially considering that they can happen without any kind of warning.

A rain storm can strike and become heavy, leading to flooding that causes enough moisture to later allow mold to grow and spread. High winds threaten your home in a multitude of ways as well—from flying debris to extended power outages. Fires can leave behind smoke, soot, water and structural damage, as well as lingering odors that can be hard to get rid of.

Disasters can be the very definition of “when it rains, it pours” because of the way damages will compound. The longer one kind of damage is allowed to sit, the worse things will get, too.

The toll on your physical home or community isn’t the only thing you will have to handle, either; disasters can take a major emotional toll as well. That is why you need a team that can respond around the clock.

A Single Team, Total Restoration

When it comes to a disaster, timing is incredibly crucial. Our professional team is available to take your call 365 days a year, 247. The moment you call us recovery begins. We will gather your information and start putting a team together to head to your property and start your recovery.

SERVPRO employees are both highly trained and certified in multiple disaster scenarios. We have experienced a lot of different situations—right here in this community. Our office is locally owned and operated, which means we love this community as much as you do, and we have cleaned offices and homes all around the area.

If you experience roof damage during a storm, we can get there quickly in order to tarp it and keep the other elements out. When a flood strikes, we immediately start drying things out while trying to save as much of your personal belongings as we can.

If part of your home suffers enough damage to no longer be safe, we can tear it down and rebuild it. Whatever it takes to get your life back to normal is exactly what we are going to do.

Our team is a total restoration team, which means we walk with you from start to finish on your road to recovery. If an odor sticks around after a fire or mold growth in your home, we will keep sanitizing and cleaning until your home smells like yours again.

A staff with plenty of training and experience, industry-leading disaster cleanup equipment and availability the moment you need us means SERVPRO is the only call you will have to make. Don’t let pouring rain keep you down for long. Call us to get back to sunny days faster.

Have you experienced a disaster and need restorations? Make one call to our office to start recovery fast.

Winter Fire Safety Basics | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

1/16/2024 (Permalink)

brick chimney with lit fire logs Fire safety is a top priority for us at SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties this winter. Keep your home safe with these helpful tips!

As winter fully sets in, it gives us the perfect excuse to curl up under a blanket and wear all the fuzzy clothes we want. Even if you aren’t a fan of the cold season, there is nothing quite as relaxing as a crackling fire in the fireplace and a warm home.

While it may be comforting, keeping our homes nice and toasty also leaves us vulnerable to potential house fires. The number of fires rises dramatically during the winter, with many of them due to the improper use of heating equipment. This doesn’t mean you can’t sit back and enjoy the glow of a fire. With a few simple safety steps, you can stay cozy all season.

Addressing Your Fireplace

Having a fireplace not only provides a comforting way to end your day, it can also be a wonderful secondary source of heat. While we don’t have them often, when winter storms blow through they often knock out power.

Fireplaces come with risks, though, when they aren’t used correctly. Wood-burning fireplaces should be cleaned after each use, removing ash and any other remaining debris. Chimneys should be professionally cleaned and inspected at least once a year to avoid creosote buildup.

Make sure you don’t have anything flammable too close to your fireplace. That might mean cutting back on some of your mantle decorations.

If your fireplace is electric or gas, take a look at the connections and check for signs of aging every few months. You should have at least one smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in the room with your fireplace—and it’s never a bad idea to keep a fire extinguisher close as well.

Space Heater Safety

Alabama winters can bring pretty wide varieties of temperatures, sometimes all in the same day. This makes space heaters a great option for those days that you want to avoid heating the whole house. Space heaters are a common source of fires, however, responsible for nearly 1,700 every year.

Make sure when you run your space heater it is on a flat, level surface with three feet of open space all around it. Teach your children to steep clear of them when they are on, and take steps to protect your pets from getting too close as well. Check the cord before you plug it in for any fraying or other breaks, and always plug space heaters directly into the wall.

Give your heater room to work. Avoid putting it too close to the couch or your bed—and never plug a space heater into an extension cord or power strip. Make sure your heaters are off when you leave the room, especially if you are headed to bed for the night.

Suggested Safety Features for Your Space Heater

While almost every space heater you can buy is going to come with some safety features, there are a few specific things you want to ensure the best possible outcome in your home. If your space heaters are more than five years old, consider upgrading to get safer unit.

Research the company that made the heater. They should be considered reliable and be certified, as well as carry pretty strict testing standards for everything they sell. Any space heater you use should have automatic shut-off features that kick in both when the unit is tipped and when it has run for a length of time.

Cords on space heaters should be at least six feet in length and should feel sturdy. Never leave a space heater unattended.

When you care for your home, you can stay cozy and warm all season long. If something does happen, with one call to SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties, we can have your home put back together quickly.

A quick fire damage restoration is just a phone call away. Call SERVPRO® for immediate assistance.

Don’t Let Moisture Hang Out | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

close up of condensation on window pane and ledge Water damage can happen anywhere in your home. Call SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties to restore water damage on your property 24/7, 365.

Water plays such an integral role in our lives. There is likely a good bit of running in your home right now—whether it is a load in the washing machine or the dishwasher scrubbing away dinner. Having water on demand can make things much easier day to day…at least until it ends up in the wrong places.

A little leak can leave your home in utter chaos. The more you learn about the places that moisture likes to hang out, the more damage you can prevent.

Under Your Sinks

If you are thinking about moisture, sinks might be the first place you consider. While it might seem obvious that this is a common spot for leaks, they can actually be pretty hard to catch. Most sinks have multiple water lines and plenty of personal items blocking a clear view. With so much going on under a sink, a small leak can go undetected long term.

Check under your sinks weekly. Look for drips or other moisture, and feel along all the water lines to see if they are wet. Make sure all the connections are tight, and replace anything that has begun to wear out.

Beneath Appliances

The appliances in our home do a lot of work for us that makes our days run a whole lot easier, but they are also susceptible to small leaks. These leaks often start under the appliance, which means it may be a while before you notice a problem.

Pull your large appliances out every few months and give them a deep-cleaning. Clean under and behind them, checking for mold growth, puddles and other moisture. Replace anything that is showing signs of aging so that you can prevent a future leak as well.

Behind Your Walls or Floors

One of the reasons that even a small leak can be a big problem is water’s ability to seep into even the tiniest opening. This often results in water damage behind your walls and under your floors.

If you find yourself wondering what that musty smell is, it may be time to do some investigating to check for water damage. A new squeak in the floor, especially if it is near an appliance that uses water, is another cause for concern you will want to look into.

Around Your Windows and Doors

While it actually can be a common occurrence, condensation on your windows is not something you want to ignore. This moisture can hang out, finding its way into cracks and eventually leading to structural damage.

Check your windows and doors by running your hands along the frames to feel for moisture. Fill in any gaps and cracks, and make sure everything is well-sealed. If the caulk is beginning to look rough, replace it to prevent damage that could happen later.

Water damage doesn’t have to leave you in a total panic. With a single phone call to SERVPRO®, we can start putting your home back together fast. We can handle anything from a completely flooded home to damage that has been building over the years from a hidden leak. We want to get your restoration completed quickly so you can get back to normal.

Don’t ignore signs of water damage! Call SERVPRO for a quick restoration.

Local Matters When You Have a Need | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

12/15/2023 (Permalink)

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Disasters are something we would like to avoid thinking about. Even thinking about something that is happening far away is hard. Considering life after a disaster hits our own home can feel completely unfathomable.

When a natural disaster is predicted, you can prepare your home and save yourself from some damage, but even the most prepared home might end up dealing with losses. A disaster happening inside your home might be even more catastrophic as it could catch you completely off-guard.

No matter where it comes from or how it happens, when a disaster strikes, you want to know your home can be put back together fast. That is why a local business matters when you have a need.

Making the Right Choice

As if dealing with a disaster isn’t hard enough, seeing your home or your community damaged can make you feel completely overwhelmed. You need to make fast decisions and answer a multitude of questions, all while dealing with your emotions. Knowing that there is a team ready to respond can help make taking the next steps easier.

Timing is crucial when it comes to disaster recovery, which means you need to choose the right restoration service quickly. It’s important to choose a service that comes with certified, experienced and well trained employees. You also need a business that can take your call around the clock.

SERVPRO® covers all of those things, plus we are locally owned and operated. That means that our entire team lives in our community, and we understand the importance of this community.

We have experienced our area’s disasters right alongside you, and we have personally felt the physical and emotional toll they can take. When we start the recovery process, we aren’t just trying to get a job done, we are trying to get our home back to normal.

A History of Experience

Knowing that it is your neighbors responding to your needs is a big comfort, but you also need to know there will be enough workers to get your home back together quickly. SERVPRO comes with the backing of a national brand. That means that no matter what size disaster we are facing, a single call can bring exactly the right amount of help the moment you need it.

SERVPRO started in the industry in 1967 and has been growing ever since. Today, we have more than 2,000 locations all around the nation, including ours located right here in your Alabama backyard.

Working with SERVPRO means you are working with highly trained professionals who maintain certifications in every aspect of disaster recovery. Our staff is constantly learning in order to be the only company you need.

We can take care of anything you need as we walk with you toward recovery, including tarping your roof or rebuilding a section of your house. Any SERVPRO employee that comes to your house is completely trained and ready to use our industry-leading equipment. Our team also stays ahead of the latest technologies and best practices in order to efficiently and completely put your life back together.

A history of experience and a team that lives right in your backyard and loves this community make SERVPRO an easy choice after any disaster. Whatever you need, we can handle it.

Want to learn more about everything we can do for you? Contact us to be prepared for anything.

What to Do When Your Business Is Flooded | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

12/1/2023 (Permalink)

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Have you ever stepped into your office building to start the day and immediately noticed a musty smell? That is a sure indicator that there is a leak somewhere in your building that is leaving things wet.

That is not how any of us want to start our day, but what about stepping into your building and not only being hit with a musty odor, but also finding your socks and shoes are now completely drenched? That would be a nightmare come to life!

Regardless of how the water got into your building, when flooding strikes, you need to be able to move quickly in order to mitigate as much damage as possible. Get to know some easy ways to immediately start down the road to recovery when your building is flooded.

One Step at a Time

Even when a natural disaster is predicted and you take every possible step to prepare, finding flood waters in your building can leave you panicked and overwhelmed. Allow yourself a minute to catch your breath, then jump into action.

By following a few simple guidelines, you can start getting things put back together and avoid extensive damage.

1.Safety should always be first. With any kind of flooding, safety should always be your top priority. Find a dry spot to get a good look at what is going on, and call SERVPRO® immediately. We will get your information put together while a team prepares to head to your property. Take some photos of the damage while you wait on the pros.

2. Try to control the disaster. When water is coming from an internal source, the best thing you can do to prevent extensive damage is to identify the cause. This can both stop the flow and help you better understand exactly what you are dealing with. If you can’t find the exact source, cut the water to the building by using the main shut-off valve.

3. Dry things out. Floodwaters can quickly become contaminated, especially as they sit and continue to mix with other substances. The more you can stay out of them, the safer you will stay. Try to increase ventilation around the flooding by opening windows and turning on fans, and remove anything that is in the path of the water.

Work With the Pros

Upon their arrival, our team will immediately begin removing standing water. We will also look over your property thoroughly in order to give you the best picture of what restoration is going to look like. We work directly with your insurance agency as well in order to make the process as smooth as possible and keep one more thing off your plate.

Now that our crew is handling recovery, you can shift your focus to your crew. Our professionals will help you determine if part of your building can be safely used, closing down the flooded section so you can reopen.

While the drying process continues, we will make sure you have every opportunity to make decisions as needed. It is always our goal to restore your belongings so that you have less to replace.

Don’t let finding water in your building set you back for too long. Call SERVPRO, take some quick steps to start recovery and get back to work fast.

Do you need repairs after a water disaster in your commercial building? Contact us to get dried out quickly.

A Look at Common Home Damage Types | SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

residentail home with roof destroyed and debris falling down If you discover damage in your residence, call SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties right away.

Do you ever think about how your home might be damaged? There are actually lots of risks—from weather, aging or just neighborly accidents. Your home is at risk on a daily basis.

While there may be plenty of daily risks, no one should spend a whole lot of their day thinking about them. Instead, you can prepare for them and lower your chances of a total disaster. When you stay ready, even a completely unpredictable natural disaster won’t leave you too blindsided.

In order to get and stay prepared, you need to first develop an understanding of the risks you face. Not only can understanding your risks help you prepare, but it can also help ease the sting of the recovery process when you know how simple it can be. With SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties around the corner, your restoration won’t only be simple, it will be quick.

The Biggest Risks

There are a lot of wonderful things about living in Alabama, but the weather isn’t always one of them. Temps can flip at the drop of a hat, heavy rain and thunderstorms happen year-round, and we are vulnerable to tornadoes in the warmer months . Flash floods also occur pretty commonly, and strong winds can blow through at any time of year.

While the weather is a mixed bag, you also should focus your attention on three main kinds of damage that can happen to anyone’s home. Roof damage, water damage and fires are some of the greatest threats to houses everywhere.

Your roof is vulnerable from heavy rains, but it can also be damaged by the rogue limb that was loose in a tree. In the same way, water could enter your home from a flooded yard or the occasional frozen pipe when the temps take a deep dive. Fires can also come from a number of sources, both external and internally, but many fires are due to human error.

Compounding Damages

Suffering through a disaster can be completely traumatic, but when you begin to see the compounding damage left behind, things can feel really out of control. One kind of damage will almost always lead to another.

Water damage doesn’t just leave everything in its path wet, it also creates the perfect environment for mold that can get out of control and affect your structure. A fire can spread smoke and soot throughout rooms that never even saw flames. The firefighting efforts can also create other damage from water or chemicals.

No matter what kind of damage your home has, your restoration process will likely take several steps. SERVPRO® is ready to handle all of them. With experience in water, wind, fire, mold and construction, there isn’t anything we can’t handle. Every restoration is unique, and our team is ready to walk with you through yours.

When a flash flood enters your home or a heavy rain leads to a leak in your ceiling, our team will start drying things out right away. We will make sure everything is structurally sound as well, including replacing roof beams or part of your foundation as needed. Before the whole recovery is over, our team will also sanitize and rid your home of any odors, as well as seal everything in order to prevent mold from returning.

Fire recovery happens in much the same way, starting with the most damaged areas first. When the crew arrives, they will make sure your home is safe from the elements and start removing anything destroyed by the flames. The fire restoration process will involve your whole home as we inspect to ensure smoke, soot and odors are completely removed. If the fire left a part of your home damaged beyond repair, our construction experts can tear it down and rebuild it.

SERVPRO works directly with your insurance company to ensure everything is handled as it needs to be, and we coordinate with any additional contractors you may need. We are here to address your every need with one phone call, and with 247 availability, we are always ready to get started the moment you need us.

Does your home need restoration and you don’t want to make more than one call? Contact us to get everything handled by one team.