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Enhancing Business Continuity with SERVPRO®'s Commercial Services

5/28/2024 (Permalink)

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In today's fast-paced business environment, unforeseen disasters can severely impact operations, potentially leading to significant financial losses and downtime. For businesses to maintain continuity and recover swiftly from such events, having a reliable restoration partner is essential. SERVPRO, a leader in the restoration industry, offers comprehensive commercial services tailored to the unique needs of businesses across various sectors.

A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE- SERVPRO® has built a strong reputation over the years, known for its quick response times and effective restoration solutions. With over 1,700 franchises across the United States and Canada, SERVPRO is well-equipped to handle emergencies of any scale, from minor water damage to extensive fire and mold remediation. Their commitment to excellence ensures that businesses can rely on their expertise and resources to restore normalcy as quickly as possible. 

Comprehensive Commercial Services- SERVPRO's suite of commercial services is designed to address a wide range of emergencies and maintenance needs. Here are some key services they provide:

1.Water Damage Restoration: Water damage can result from various sources, including burst pipes, flooding, and leaks. SERVPRO's team is skilled in water extraction, drying, and dehumidification, utilizing advanced equipment and techniques to prevent further damage and mold growth.

2.Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration: Fire incidents can be devastating, but SERVPRO's fire damage restoration services help mitigate the impact. They handle everything from smoke and soot removal to structural repairs, ensuring that the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and restored.

3.Mold Remediation: Mold can pose serious health risks and damage property if left untreated. SERVPRO's mold remediation specialists identify the source, contain the spread, and eliminate mold using industry-approved methods, restoring a safe environment for employees and customers.

4.Storm Damage Cleanup: Severe weather can cause extensive damage to commercial properties. SERVPRO provides comprehensive storm damage cleanup, including debris removal, structural repairs, and water damage restoration, helping businesses recover swiftly.

5.Commercial Cleaning Services: Beyond emergency restoration, SERVPRO offers routine commercial cleaning services. From carpets and upholstery to HVAC systems and biohazard cleanup, they ensure that business premises are clean, healthy, and presentable. 

The SERVPRO Advantage- Several factors set SERVPRO apart as a preferred partner for commercial restoration and cleaning services: 

*24/7 Emergency Response: Disasters don't follow a schedule, and neither does SERVPRO. Their 24/7 emergency response ensures that businesses receive immediate assistance, minimizing downtime and preventing further damage.

*Highly Trained Technicians: SERVPRO's team comprises IICRC-certified professionals trained in the latest restoration techniques and equipped with state-of-the-art tools. Their expertise ensures that every job is handled with precision and care. 

*Scalable Resources: Whether it's a small office or a large industrial complex, SERVPRO has the resources to scale their services to meet the demands of any situation. Their extensive network of franchises allows them to mobilize additional resources quickly when needed.

*Insurance Coordination: Navigating insurance claims can be daunting, especially during a crisis. SERVPRO works closely with insurance providers, assisting with documentation and communication to streamline the claims process for businesses.

*Commitment to Quality: Quality and customer satisfaction are at the core of SERVPRO's operations. They adhere to strict standards and continuously seek to improve their services through feedback and innovation.

Building a Resilient Future- In an era where businesses face numerous risks, having a dependable restoration partner like SERVPRO is invaluable. Their comprehensive commercial services not only help businesses recover from disasters but also prepare for future challenges. By prioritizing quick response times, expert solutions, and customer satisfaction, SERVPRO plays a crucial role in helping businesses build resilience and ensure continuity in the face of adversity.

Investing in SERVPRO's commercial services is more than just a contingency plan—it's a commitment to protecting your business, employees, and customers. With SERVPRO by your side, you can navigate any crisis with confidence, knowing that expert help is just a call away.

SERVPRO®: The Ultimate Choice for Mold Remediation

5/28/2024 (Permalink)

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When it comes to maintaining the health and safety of your home or business, addressing mold problems promptly and effectively is crucial. Mold can cause significant structural damage and pose serious health risks if left unchecked. Among the many companies offering mold remediation services, SERVPRO® stands out as a leader, renowned for its exceptional service and expertise.

Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO has built a solid reputation over the years for delivering top-notch restoration services, including mold remediation. Here are some key reasons why SERVPRO is considered the best in the industry:

1. **Expertise and Experience** With over 50 years of experience, SERVPRO has honed its skills in mold remediation. Their technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), ensuring that they are equipped with the latest knowledge and techniques to handle mold issues effectively.

2. **Comprehensive Inspection and Assessment** SERVPRO begins each mold remediation project with a thorough inspection and assessment. This process involves identifying the type of mold present, determining the extent of contamination, and pinpointing the source of moisture that promotes mold growth. This detailed approach ensures that every aspect of the mold problem is addressed.

3. **Advanced Equipment and Techniques** To combat mold effectively, SERVPRO utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and industry-leading techniques. From HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers to antimicrobial treatments and containment procedures, SERVPRO ensures that mold is removed safely and efficiently, preventing further spread and recurrence.

4. **Safety and Health First** Mold remediation can be hazardous, especially when dealing with toxic molds like Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold. SERVPRO prioritizes the safety and health of its clients and technicians. They use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow strict safety protocols to minimize exposure to mold spores and other contaminants.

5. **Preventive Measures and Restoration** SERVPRO not only removes existing mold but also takes preventive measures to stop future growth. This includes addressing the underlying moisture issues, providing recommendations for ventilation improvements, and applying mold-resistant coatings. Additionally, SERVPRO offers comprehensive restoration services to repair any damage caused by mold, ensuring your property is returned to its pre-mold condition. 

Testimonials: Real-Life Success Stories Many satisfied customers have shared their positive experiences with SERVPRO's mold remediation services. Here are a few testimonials: -

**John D., Homeowner**: "SERVPRO was quick to respond to our mold problem. Their team was professional and thorough, and they kept us informed throughout the process. Our home is mold-free, and we couldn't be happier with the results." -

**Sarah K., Business Owner**: "After discovering mold in our office, we contacted SERVPRO. They handled the situation with expertise and care, ensuring minimal disruption to our operations. I highly recommend their services.

Conclusion: Mold remediation requires expertise, precision, and a commitment to safety. SERVPRO excels in all these areas, making it the best choice for addressing mold problems in both residential and commercial properties. With their comprehensive approach, advanced techniques, and dedication to customer satisfaction, SERVPRO ensures that your property is not only mold-free but also safe and healthy for everyone. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit the [SERVPRO website]( and take the first step towards a mold-free environment.

Building Stronger Communities: How SERVPRO® Remains Engaged Locally

5/1/2024 (Permalink)

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Introduction: Community engagement isn't just a corporate buzzword for SERVPRO®; it's a fundamental part of our identity. From disaster relief to local events, SERVPRO® is committed to making a positive impact wherever we operate. In this blog, we'll explore how SERVPRO® stays involved with the community and why it matters.

1. Disaster Relief Efforts: - SERVPRO® is often on the front lines during times of crisis, providing essential services to communities affected by natural disasters. Whether it's hurricanes, floods, or wildfires, our teams are there to help restore homes and businesses, offering hope and support in challenging times. - Through partnerships with organizations like the American Red Cross and local emergency management agencies, SERVPRO® coordinates relief efforts, providing resources and manpower to assist with cleanup and restoration efforts.

2. Community Sponsorships and Partnerships: - SERVPRO® believes in investing in the communities we serve. That's why we actively seek out opportunities to sponsor local events, sports teams, and charitable organizations. - By partnering with community organizations, SERVPRO® not only demonstrates its commitment to the area but also fosters relationships with residents and businesses, building trust and goodwill.

3. Educational Initiatives: - As experts in the restoration industry, SERVPRO® understands the importance of education and preparedness. That's why we offer educational initiatives and resources to help communities mitigate and recover from disasters. - From hosting workshops on fire safety to providing tips for flood prevention, SERVPRO® empowers individuals and businesses to protect themselves and their property.

4. Volunteerism: - Beyond our professional services, SERVPRO® encourages its employees to give back to their communities through volunteerism. Whether it's participating in local clean-up efforts or serving meals at a homeless shelter, SERVPRO® team members are dedicated to making a difference. - By volunteering their time and talents, SERVPRO® employees strengthen the bonds within their communities while also gaining a deeper understanding of the needs and challenges facing their neighbors.

Conclusion: SERVPRO®'s commitment to community engagement goes beyond business objectives; it's a core value that shapes everything we do. Through disaster relief efforts, sponsorships, educational initiatives, and volunteerism, SERVPRO® remains deeply invested in building stronger, more resilient communities. Together, we can make a difference.

Who To Call When Needing HVAC Cleaning

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Inside of an HVAC unit Call SERVPRO of Rome for a free eatimate on how to get your HVAC clean!

We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Rome professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

Microbial Growth

5/18/2023 (Permalink)

Microbial Growth picture with wording Give us a call if Mold invades your Home or Business!

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Floyd County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Floyd County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 706-802-1085

Know Where to Go and What to Bring: Preparing for the Storm | SERVPRO® of ROME

4/28/2023 (Permalink)

a dark circular cloud in the dark sky if your home is damaged in a storm, call SERVPRO of Rome. We are available 24/7.

While there are certainly times of the year where the weather tends to be more volatile, it seems that the idea of a “storm season” isn’t really the case anymore.

The threat of severe weather in our corner of Alabama can be year-round, when even a cold winter day can be punctuated with claps of thunder and flashes of lightning.

Floods, thunderstorms, tornadoes and even ice and snow are not unusual throughout the year, so the more we understand what to stock up on and how to stay safe, the easier we can ride out any storm.

Stock Up to Ride It Out

Do you have an emergency kit, or know what an emergency kit is? An emergency kit is a stock of basic supplies that can help you ride out a storm safely and get you through a few days of sheltering in place if necessary.

Your kit should contain basic emergency supplies like batteries, flashlights and a weather radio. You will also want to keep a first-aid kit handy, as well as plenty of water. These basic supplies can live in your emergency kit year-round, but when you know a round of severe weather is approaching, add a three-day supply of food, extra water and any prescription medications you or a family member may need.

Consider including some comfort items in your kit as well. For small children, stuffed animals or a fuzzy blanket can ease the anxiety of an approaching storm.

A deck of cards or other games can also take everyone’s mind off of disaster and aid in keeping everyone still and together. Store your emergency supplies somewhere near your safe space in your home so it is quickly accessible when a warning is issued.

Know Where to Go

One of the key pieces of creating an emergency plan should be finding a safe space in your home. Ideally this would be in a basement and away from windows, but there are plenty of other options to consider as well.

Interior closets or bathrooms are generally considered safe spaces during severe weather, as is the space underneath a stairwell. You can also shelter in an interior hallway if your home doesn’t have other suitable options. Close as many doors as you can no matter where you are sheltering in order to have as many barriers between yourself and openings to the outside.

Take steps before a storm moves in to protect your home. Weather alerts are often issued several hours ahead of a threat, allowing you time to beef up your emergency supplies, gather important contact information and bring in any loose objects that could become airborne during the storm.

If you have storm shutters, closing them at the earliest alert can prevent damages from wind, tornadoes and heavy rains.

The more you understand how to respond when severe weather rolls in, the safer you can keep yourself and your home safe. And if your home is damaged in a storm, call us. We are available 247 to start your restoration faster and get you back home. Contact us to start recovery fast. 

SERVPRO Should Be on Your Emergency Contact List | SERVPRO® of Rome

4/28/2023 (Permalink)

residential homes that sustained flooding Have you or someone you know experienced water damage to your home? Call SERVPRO of Rome to get the restoration process started right away!

It may not be our favorite subject to think about, but it is something that we have to plan for: disasters. Natural disasters and manmade disasters can leave a property owner with a hefty recovery bill and a life derailed.

When you have taken steps to protect your property before a disaster can strike, and when you have a plan in place in the event that one does, you can keep your business or home running and lower your overall risks.

Here in Georgia, weather brings a variety of dangers throughout each season. In the spring, as the weather warms, strong thunderstorms and tornadoes are not unusual, while in the winter, we can see deep freezes and the occasional snowstorm.

With each kind of weather that Mother Nature brings, your home is at risk for impact, water and wind damages.

Internal threats from manmade disasters can cause just as much damage to your property as natural disasters. Failed plumbing and leaky faucets can lead to flooded spaces that not only will be at risk from water damage, but can also lead to mold buildup that could affect the structure of your home.

Fire is also a serious threat to properties, whether it be a wildfire or a fire that begins somewhere in the house. While weather threats certainly cannot be stopped, there is plenty that you can do about it. 

Have you experienced damages from a disaster, or are you ready to get a plan in place to be ready before one can strike? We are here to help 24/7/365! Contact us today if your experience a water loss. 

Why Fast Restoration Matters After a Fire | SERVPRO® of Rome

4/28/2023 (Permalink)

 large fire burning near a house If you have a fire and are dealing with damage to your home, call SERVPRO of Rome.

Home fires are unfortunately becoming more common, with an average of 350,000 each year. While just about anything can start a damaging fire, cooking, faulty wiring and wildfires are three of the top causes.

Prevention and safety should always be top of your list in order to ensure that your home does not see damage from fire. Smoke detectors, regular inspections of your electrical systems and constant monitoring of a hot stove or grill are great ways that you can protect your home and loved ones.

If you do experience a fire, the faster you are able to respond and start the cleanup, the more of your property you can save. At SERVPRO, it is our goal to restore rather than replace as much of your belongings as possible.

<h3to-do-during-after-a-fire">What to Do During & After a Fire

If a fire starts in your home, the most important thing to do is get out and stay out. Find the quickest exit route by checking handles and doors for heat, and if an exit is blocked go another way quickly. Once you are out, call 911 and wait for emergency responders.

Check with your family members to ensure all are safe, and establish a meeting place or emergency shelter. Stay in communication with your loved ones, and seek medical help if anyone has sustained an injury.

Once the flames have been put out and your home has been declared safe to re-enter, call SERVPRO. We will work with you and your insurance company to establish a plan that gets you back home fastest.

Fire damage goes deep, and even a small flame in one room can leave the rest of your house with smoke and soot damage. This kind of damage requires special tools and intensive knowledge in order to remove it completely.

<h3fire-damage-restoration-works">How Fire Damage Restoration Works

No two fires are alike, so an inspection of floors, walls and the roof will be necessary to ensure the structure of your home can be repaired. This is where our 247 availability comes in handy: We can respond faster so that a plan can be laid out and work can begin. We will even tarp your roof if it is needed.

With fire damage comes water damage, so drying out your home and your goods will likely be the first step once the restoration process starts. As your home is drying out, we will remove items that cannot be salvaged while we work to restore those that can.

We are going to do everything we can to save you the pain and cost of having to replace items in your home.

SERVPRO is equipped to handle odor removal and clean your upholstery and fabric items, so you don’t have to rely on more than one company to get your home back as it should be.

Once water and smoke damage are removed, any minor or major repairs that are required will be tackled by our professionals. This may include carpet removal in one room or a complete rebuild of another. We will also work with you to ensure that your newly restored home has every safety measure in place so your family is better protected from future disasters.

A fire in the home, regardless of the size or the aftermath, is a traumatic experience. As your neighbors, we want to take care of you and not just restore your home, but recover your life. 

Experienced fire damage in your home? Contact us day or night and get restoration started faster.

Smoke Alarms: Fire Safety

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke alarms save lives when properly installed and maintained, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

In homes, smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and on every level, including the basement. In office and commercial environments, check your state requirements or contact your local Fire Marshall to help ensure all codes are met.

Test smoke alarms monthly using the test button. Smoke alarms with non-replaceable batteries need the entire smoke alarm unit replaced every ten years. Other alarms need batteries replaced every year and the unit replaced every ten years. If the alarm chirps signaling low battery, take the proper steps to replace the unit or the batteries immediately. Never disable or remove the battery from an alarm. Almost half of fires where smoke alarms were present but did not activate had missing or disconnected batteries (NFPA).

In larger commercial facilities, hard wired or wireless smoke alarms offer benefits such as not needing to be tested as often and activating throughout the entire building if smoke is detected in just one area (NFPA).

If you need help installing, testing or changing batteries in your smoke alarms, contact your local fire department, an electrician or the American Red Cross.

Be sure your home or workplace has a fire emergency plan in place and conduct regular fire drills. For more information on Emergency Preparedness, contact SERVPRO® of Floyd County.

*Courtesy of Restoration Newsline Vol 30, Iss 2

Smoke Damage Cleaning

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke damage cleaning is, perhaps, the most complicated form of treatment for a homeowner to accomplish themselves. Not only does it take a thorough approach and deep remediation of nearly every surface in the building, it can only be done effectively if the areas behind the building’s walls receive treatment as well. This is a massive challenge to anyone but certified professionals, as these experts have the know-how, manpower and equipment to complete the task properly. SERVPRO of Floyd County is your local expert in smoke damage cleaning and restoration.

Once the fire dies out, the problem is only beginning. Soot and smoke have a tendency to get everywhere, and these particles are so small that they can pass through walls effortlessly. They will also cake onto furniture, countertops, floors and walls if not dealt with right away, causing discoloration and overpowering odors. Smoke damage cleaning has to address both issues to be completely effective.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Floyd County are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and have the expertise and materials needed to do the job right. With powerful treatment solutions, the soot and smoke can be removed during a deep scrubbing of the building. Professionals have access to thermal fogging technology to take care of the odors emanating from behind walls. The thermal fogging produces a cloud of odor neutralizing particles that can go where the smoke does.

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