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Flooding in Thomson, GA Could Mean Flooding in Your Home

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

Building flooring with sewage all over the floor due to surge of flooding After area flooding, this entire building was covered with sewage material. SERVPRO crews restored & sanitized the space back to preloss condition.

Flooding Looms Fear for Thomson Homeowners

The thought of flooding in the streets of your hometown Thomson can lead to worries about the future of your home. Heavy rains coupled with poor storm water distribution and drainage, could contribute to creating a threat against your home and your crawlspace. A moist crawlspace that lacks sunlight with our Summer’s hot conditions can lead to encouraging mold colonization and growth.

Recent News of Flooding in Thomson

In recent news, Thomson streets had flooded from extensive rainfall and blocked drains from debris. Although the city did its best to prepare, storm drain systems cannot prevent all threats when flooding is on the rise. As streets, parks, recreational fields, and sidewalks flooded, the danger of water intruding into homes was evermore present. The rainfall exposed many homes leaking roofs, inundated gutters, and unsecure crawlspace entrance and exit points. These factors all attributing to potentially damaging flooding impacts.

Mold in Your Crawlspace?

After the storms and flooding pass over our area, what the weather leaves behind can lead to potential mold and rot in your crawlspace. If you discover mold in your crawlspace, know that SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Wilkes & Burke Counties can help eliminate the mold and identify how to prevent future growth.

Tips for Caring for Your Crawlspace

Maintaining your crawlspace can help keep the environment and air quality healthy while simultaneously preventing mold and rot. A few regular maintenance duties can help prevent future issues, such as:

  • Providing your crawlspace with proper ventilation.
  • Securing entrance and exit points.
  • Removing any debris, excess moisture, and poor insulation in the space.
  • Installing a proper vapor barrier / moisture barrier to help implement a controlled environment.
  • On a semi-regular schedule check your crawlspace for any changes.

Need Thomson GA Flooding Help from SERVPRO® ?

SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Wilkes & Burke Counties can help mitigate the effects of flooding. Our crews are committed to assuring your home is protected from future issues. If you find that your crawlspace is in needed of moisture remediation, or different measures like water extraction, our team is more than capable for handling any size disaster.

Have Questions?

Contact our office! (706) 843 - 1990

We can answer your questions, deploy a SERVPRO® crew for immediate emergency response to your home, discuss our processes in more depth, and scheduling.

Is It Possible to Start Restoration Hours after Fire Damage at Our Augusta Warehouse?

6/21/2021 (Permalink)

$50 bill being burned at both ends Don't waste money after a warehouse fire. Call SERVPRO to perform the restoration.

At SERVPRO Production Vehicles Are Always Ready Ensuring the Fastest Response to Fire Restoration Requests

Properties with vast open spaces such as warehouses present unique challenges after fire incidents. The damage readily spreads to the walls, ceiling, and floor. The chances of items stored within the space igniting and worsening the outcome are also high. However, the possibility to clear up the affected areas and restore damaged sections in time can be an even more significant concern.

Carrying out fire damage restoration in Augusta warehouses requires several resources, including safety gear, waste management assets, and the necessary restoration equipment to help with cleaning and deodorization, among other processes. In most cases, delays occur because marshaling all the resources takes time. SERVPRO’s preparedness and experience handling many fire incidents help cut down the response time to respond and carry out the restoration.  

Our teams regularly respond to cases of:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Water & fire damage restorations

The response time might also be determined by human aspects such as the ability to deal with interested third parties. After a warehouse fire, an interested third party could be an insurance adjuster since the adjuster must approve issues like disposals of some materials or the use of specific restoration techniques. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs have vast experience working with adjusters, thus ensuring a smoother encounter.

After starting the restoration, you can expect results faster since our teams have all the necessary resources to expedite the work. For instance, we use pressure washers to strip off residues from vast surfaces such as walls. We also have elevated platforms such as cherry pickers which ease access when cleaning or tearing down materials.

SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties can help mount a timely response in case of fire damage in any business setting. Call us at (706) 843-1990. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Ultimate Solution for Augusta Home Water Damage

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being used on water damaged kitchen floor Water supply lines account for a lot of water damage each year. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of moisture.

Bad Refrigerator Connections Could Damage Your Augusta Home

Appliances can be a staple of comfortable living in your Augusta home. Still, they can also be costly components to widespread water damage incidents or cleanup situations that require professional support. Our team has helped in many cases where appliances were improperly installed or failed in some capacity, which led to water that required fast cleaning to prevent structural concerns or worsening conditions.

The refrigerator in your home can be the cause of Augusta water damage incidents in multiple ways. The most common of these would be an issue with the connection that supplies the unit’s ice-making or freshwater functions. When a hose gets disconnected by moving the refrigerator, the fitting erodes against the appliance itself, or any other potential problem, that small line can begin steadily spewing out water to the floor. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can help.

Water damage is not as cut and dry as it might seem to many homeowners. From the moment that water gets exposed to construction materials, flooring, and other surfaces, it begins to saturate into these materials immediately. Preventing this phenomenon is impossible, but ensuring that the moisture gets removed entirely is the only safeguard to preventing additional effects like mold growth.

Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly with the equipment to rapidly extract water from the affected areas to make drying efforts begin as promptly as possible. The faster our team can begin these efforts, the less likely it becomes that structural elements and flooring materials have to get removed and later replaced. The industry-leading equipment that we use can preserve them from unnecessary demolition with penetrative drying tools like our high-powered air movers, dehumidifiers, weighted extractors, and our injectidry system, which can dry out wall cavities where moisture has gotten detected.

While appliances might be a modern convenience available in almost every home, they can also cause issues. You can always count on our SERVPRO of Augusta South/Burke & Wilkes Counties team to arrive quickly to make the mess “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (706) 843-1990.

Who to Call for Fire Restoration Help? Make Your Call to SERVPRO

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Fire Technician using a cleaning dry sponge on the ceiling to prep for repainting Pictured: A SERVPRO® Technician uses a dry cleaning sponge on the ceiling in preparation for paint.

Who to Call for Fire Restoration Help – Make the Call to SERVPRO

House fires in Waynesboro can occur for a multitude of reasons - Kitchens often being the source after recipes go wrong. Being experts in our industry, our crews are always available to help clean up the mess left behind. No matter the cause, know that SERVPRO® crews are equipped with industry-leading equipment and processes to restore your home to preloss condition. Our in-house restoration team helps to mitigate not only fire damage, but also the headache that could have accompanied the restoration process.

Right Equipment for the Job

Having the right equipment to accomplish the task of fire restoration is vital. At SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties we accomplish the job with the aid of the most advanced equipment our industry offers. For example, our teams deploy Air Scrubbers to each fire restoration job we acquire. We deploy the Air Scrubbers to accomplish a full-air exchange through using HEPA Air Filters while simultaneously refilter with clean, smoke odor-free air. An Air Scrubbers goal is to promote a safe, smoke odor-free environment for your home or business while our crews conduct the SERVPRO® process to restore your home’s structure and contents.

Attacking Smoke Odors at the Source

Our teams understand that by cleaning soot at the source, smoke odors will not linger. We are equipped with SERVPRO® products manufactured by SERVPRO®. Our products are safe for in-home use around children and pets and are effective in removing soot and smoke. Through our Wash, Rinse, Dry process our teams are a capable of restoring every home or business, of any size disaster. Our products achieve the stage of prepping for re-painting after a fire. Because the science behind cleaning a home or business affected from a fire can be complex, all fire restoration technicians undergo rigorous training at Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Want to Learn More About the SERVPRO® Process? Explore our website for Fire Restoration by Selecting This Quick Link Here! Or, call our office at (706) 843-1990.

How Roof Damage Can Cause Flooding in Your Augusta Home

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Damaged roof; shingles removed Storms can damage roofs, causing water damage to homes. Inspect your roof often for signs of wear and tear.

Roof Damage That Can Flood Your Augusta Home

Storm damages can leave you with expensive repairs and unknowns for your Augusta home. Even more pressing than the immediate structural concerns are the effects that could result from vulnerabilities in areas like your home’s roof. The temperature swings through the months, along with severe weather systems, can take their toll on shingled roofs, eventually prying off individual shingles or causing entire portions of your roof’s structure to fail.

Roof damages to your Augusta home can allow for many damaging effects to occur, but the most significant concern for homeowners is flooding. With vulnerabilities and penetration points in your roof’s structure, runoff and torrential rainfall can get inside the attic and upper floors of your home unabated. To resolve this situation, you need a team that can respond quickly with restoration and mitigation experience like our SERVPRO professionals.

From the time that our team arrives at your address, we can quickly determine the source of the damage that your home has sustained and work to provide immediate emergency repairs to prevent further penetration. Board up and tarping services can provide a temporary bandage to avoid additional exposure while the mitigation work gets underway.

With flooding situations, extraction is critical to begin right away to prevent penetration into materials yet exposed to the spreading water. We can utilize portable pumps and extraction wands to ensure that all the excess water gets removed from the affected areas to help in successful drying efforts to follow shortly after. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can also remove at-risk items during this mitigation as part of our pack-out process to protect your belongings until the home gets restored.

Roof damage requires an immediate response from trained professionals that have the experience and equipment to help. If your home has already gotten flooded from vulnerabilities in your roof, let our SERVPRO of Augusta South/Burke & Wilkes Counties rapid response team help you to make this disaster “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (706) 843-1990.

Thomson Fire Safety in the Summer

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Soot marks outline the walls where picture frames and paintings once hung before a fire affected a house. Pictured: Soot outlines where pictures and paintings once hung in a residential dining room.

Keep You and Your Family Safe During the Holidays

With warm weather brings Summer fun. After the hot sun goes down on July 4th, traditionally, friends and families celebrate with a display of fireworks. With using fireworks, also comes responsibility. Learn what to watch for by overviewing these SERVPRO® Summer Fire Safety Tips. Tips could make the difference between a family fun holiday. . . or a disaster!

Firework Safety Tips from SERVPRO®

No matter the environment, it is SERVPRO®  smart to have the following close by:

  • Keep an in-date Fire Extinguisher close!
  • Assure that the ground, or material you activate fireworks from is clear and dry.
  • Maintain a safe distance.
  • Light each firework one at a time.
  • Guarantee that each used firework is cooled by dousing in water before throwing into a trash bin.

Have You Experienced a Holiday Fire Damage Thomson?

SERVPRO® of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties can help you discover a way to recover after a fire. We have the knowledge and processes in place to successfully restore your home after a disaster to make it "Like it never even happened."® 

Proven Success in Our Wash, Rinse and Dry Method

Our in-house structure and contents restoration team follows a highly regimented process to restore your Thomson home. SERVPRO® can manage to restore your home and your contents, including soft contents through our expert processes. Our "Wash, Rinse, and Dry" method has proven to be successful in restoring after a fire from soot and smoke damage. After washing and rinsing the structure with SERVPRO® products, we lastly dry the walls with dry cloths to prep for fresh paint.

Want to Learn More about our process? Please visit https://www.SERVPROaugustasouthburkewilkescounties.com/fire-smoke-damage-restoration 

Should Property Owners Handle Fire Damage in their Augusta Home After a Small Manageable Fire?

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

smoke and soot on white kitchen cabinets, ceiling, wall, and floor Cleaning soot and smoke are not DIY projects. SERVPRO can handle all of your fire damage restoration needs.

They Should Let Reliable Restorers Like SERVPRO Handle Fire Damage in their Augusta Property to Avoid Expensive Repairs 

The consequences of fire damage can go far beyond what is apparent on the surface. Smoke can permeate different surfaces and of your home. Therefore, it is vital to hire professional restorers like SERVPRO to get your home to its pre-fire state.

Where do SERVPRO restorers begin?

We start with an exhaustive inspection to determine the best way to approach fire damage restoration in your Augusta home. We inspect every surface, including the hard-to-reach areas using an advanced estimator’s test kit. Our technicians can use:

  • Dry cleaning sponges 
  • Steel wool
  • Personal protective gear 

Soot is a highly acidic byproduct of combustion. If not removed properly, it can corrode metal and discolor glass, plastic, vinyl, and cloth. After evaluating your property, we separate salvageable items from unsalvageable contents. We can take salvageable items to our workshops until the restoration process is complete.

After a thorough assessment, we begin cleaning the affected area. Our restorers use unique but approved products to clean various surfaces. Since smoke and soot residues can settle on your ceiling, we can use the wall and all surface cleaner to clean your wooden furniture and ceiling. The primary target would be to eliminate all soot. 

Fire damage may take time for its effects to be visible. Contact SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke and Wilkes Counties to avoid costly repairs. Call us today at (706) 843-1990. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can SERVPRO Help with Mold Removal in Augusta Homes?

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage on ceiling and walls Mold damage can occur in high traffic areas or in places like the attic. Inspect your home often for signs of mold.

With Efficient Removal Strategies, We Can Eliminate Active Colonization in Augusta Properties

Choosing professional mold damage remediation services can help get your home back to being a safe place. Mold exposure can cause health effects, requiring a fast response by experienced remediators. Other obstacles that our team must address after mold damage include:

  • Damaged areas
  • Mold colonization
  • Overwhelming odors
  • Damp/moist conditions
  • Structural weaknesses

What Are the Best Methods to Remove Black Mold? 

Black mold removal or microbial growth in the attic is not uncommon for homes following storm damages and poorly managed water damage incidents. Attic mold removal and remediation in Augusta rely first on surface treatment strategies like antimicrobial cleaning and abrasive dry ice blasting. Controlled demolition can help when these initial options are ineffective.

When mold damage and its inevitable destructive presence impact your home or business, our SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties team can help make it “Like it never even happened.” We are with you through the entire restoration process, beginning with a phone call to (706) 843-1990.

SERVPRO Can Offer Water Damage Clean-Up in Thomson

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

wet and water damaged hardwood floors in kitchen area and hallway Appliance leaks happen quickly and cause thousands of dollars of water damage each year. SERVPRO stands ready to restore your home.

Homeowners in Thomson Can Count on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration   

If your property becomes damaged from leaks, SERVPRO has the expertise and knowledge to restore your Thomson residence. We have many years of experience making all of the repairs from a water leak or spill of any size. Water damage to your Thomson home can pose threats in a short amount of time. 

Our team will arrive quickly with advanced equipment for efficient extraction and drying. We will get right to work to save you money and protect affected structural elements of your home or business from oversaturation and degradation.

Appliances Often are the Culprit Causing Water Leaks

If your dishwasher has leaked and spilled onto your tile floor, and you turn off the water line to your home and mop up the water, you may think the problem has been corrected. However, in a few days, you may find that your baseboards are still wet, and moisture has seeped in your walls, allowing mold to begin to grow, damaging building materials and causing terrible odors.

Sophisticated moisture meters are used to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards, and walls. Once the affected area has been mopped, air movers and commercial dehumidifiers are employed to dry out the house.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals monitor the drying process to ensure that your home is thoroughly dried to standard moisture levels. There is a marked difference made by using the proper equipment to reduce the cost to mitigate the damage. Our expert SERVPRO team members are familiar with all aspects of water removal that may be caused by

  • Burst pipes  
  • Leaky roof
  • Overflowing water fixtures 

SERVPRO of Augusta South/Burke & Wilkes Counties can assist our neighbors in the event of a water emergency. Our team is available 24/7 to help. You can contact us at (706) 843-1990.

SERVPRO of Augusta South helps to Re-Open Evans Businesses Safely

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

CSC Logo - Here to Help SERVPRO is always Here to Help. ®

Business Re-opening? We can Help!

As Thomson businesses continue to join the community through participating in soft re-openings, the responsibility to re-open safely lingers. SERVPRO of Augusta South performs as a critical part in successful, safe re-openings with the implementation of our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. The Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program enforces the cautionary approach to COVID-19 response while providing peace of mind to staff and customers.

Our knowledgeable crew chiefs and technicians have been certified to restore homes and businesses from water, fire, storm, biohazard, storm, and mold issues for many years. Now, as an extension of expertise, SERVPRO offers the CSC Program as a means to restore your property from the threat of COVID-19. SERVPRO of Augusta South crews are equipped with industry leading equipment and training necessary to provide the best service for disinfection servicing.

Is SERVPRO CSC Program Right for Your Business?

If you are concerned that your business might need disinfection servicing as a preventative method, we are Here to Help. ® Our crews can quickly assess the needs of your business and provide you with a tailored cleaning option for your business including, but not limited to:

  • Preventative cleaning for this virus (one-time or repetitive plans)
  • HVAC cleaning
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Mold and other microbial remediation
  • Deodorization
  • Advice concerning your cleaning needs.

3’s – Consult, Clean, Certify

SERVPRO’s Consult, Clean, Certify method helps to recognize the need of your business. The 3 C’s method is ideal for businesses hoping to re-open safely and identify with other businesses that have selected a higher standard of clean to protect against Coronavirus.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why we will tailor a disinfection plan that meets the exact needs of your business. Consulting helps to determine the level of interaction your business space experiences with outside factors such as size of space, amount of high-frequency touch points and foot traffic.
  • Clean – This is the process your business will undergo for each disinfection service through protocols set forth by the CDC. Processes include cleaning of high-touch surfaces, cleaning of equipment, tools, and supplies within the workspace, and disposal of hazardous materials. Our response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be handled on a Priority Response basis.
  • Certify – After your business has been “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,” we will equip you with collaterals to identify that you have selected a higher standard of clean through the CSCS program.

If you would like to learn more and how the CSC Program can help your business, Call us for an estimate! We are available 24/7/365, in the Thomson area at 706-843-1990.