Recent General Posts

Is the air quality in your home good?

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Here are some things to consider from the American Lung Association about air quality in your home:

  • Is anyone smoking indoors? No one should smoke indoors.
  • Can you see or smell mold or mildew? 
  • Is the humidity regularly above 50 percent?
  • Are there leaks or standing water anywhere—kitchen, basement, attic?
  • Are all fuel-burning appliances (gas stoves, water heaters, fireplaces) fully vented to the outdoors?
  • Is there an attached garage or basement where cars, lawnmowers or motorcycles are stored?
  • Are household chemicals, paints or solvents stored indoors or in an attached garage or basement?
  • Have you recently remodeled or added new furniture, carpeting or painted?
  • Do you use odor-masking chemicals or "air-freshening" devices?
  • Has kitchen or food garbage been covered and removed?
  • Have you used pesticides recently?

If you have an ongoing air quality issue, call SERVPRO of Talladega, Clay & Randolph Counties for further consultation. We have a staff of professionals, certified in all aspects of deodorization and microbial remediation.

Vandalism and Harmful Waste Do's and Dont's!!

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Vandalism Damage

                           DO: 

  • Hose or wash egg damage from building exterior as soon as possible.
  • Vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery.
  • Save containers which reveal the ingredients of spilled inks, cosmetics and paints.

                         DON'T:

  • Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains.
  • Operate damaged lamps or appliances.
  • Discard furniture wood chips, broken pieces from porcelain, furniture or art objects.

Harmful Waste

(Sewage, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.)

                          DO:

  • Stay out of affected area.
  • Call emergency service personnel if the situation is life-threatening.
  • Treat all bodily fluids as if they are contaminated.

                         DON'T:

  • Attempt cleanup of any kind.
  • Touch or handle items that might be contaminated with bodily fluids.

Emergency Tips

These Emergency Tips will assist you in taking the proper action until your SERVPRO Franchise Professional arrives.

Please follow these DO's and DONT's to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration.