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Why to Board Up After a Fire

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why to Board Up After a Fire Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 29-439-2048 ***24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK***

If your commercial/residential property has experienced a fire, there are several reasons why you might want to board up structural damage or windows. In addition to keeping the external elements out of a building with fire damage, boarding up can also prevent additional losses due to looting and make the fire cleanup process easier. 

Here are four reasons to board-up after a fire.

1. There is still viable stock on the premises. If products that appear viable remain in the building, you should consider boarding up. These items may require assessment and cleaning and may not be fit for sale, but having them properly processed rather than stolen can be helpful for insurance purposes.

2. You want to protect electronics and other valuables. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to restore some electronics or other valuable property to working condition. Loss can be far more expensive than restoration or covered replacement.

3. You need to keep out the elements. If the structure of your property has sustained extensive damage, you should try to keep the elements out. Exposure to additional water, wind, or sunlight can compound the damage caused by smoke residue and soot.

4. You want to limit soot damage. It is generally a good idea to reduce foot traffic on the scene of a recent fire. When soot gets embedded into carpeting or upholstery, it can be much more difficult to restore these materials to a pre-fire condition.

Talk to restoration experts at SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, about whether boarding up is a good strategy for preventing loss and limiting damage after a fire. Your major concern is likely to be how to recover from fire damage as quickly and completely as possible. Preventing looting and exposure to the elements can make fire cleanup more successful. Don’t hesitate to call us (229) 439-2048.

Water Damage- Professional Equipment

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage- Professional Equipment Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus 24/7 at 229.439.2048 for ALL of your mitigation needs.

If flooding occurs and affects your home, you want the assurance that the professionals that you reach out to have the skills and appropriate equipment to remove this threat quickly from your home. While widespread flooding can often come with disastrous effects for your property, our professionals can help to remove the damaging excess water quickly so that our team can get to work on the rest of the restoration work that your property needs to return to preloss condition.

When a natural disaster affects your home, you need a fast response to the situation with flood extraction equipment that can eliminate the rising levels of flood water within your home quickly. Our SERVPRO professionals have many different levels of extraction equipment ranging from handheld machines capable of getting into areas with accessibility issues to massive pumps that can remove high volumes of water fast to protect unexposed areas of your property. 

Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 229.439.2048  24/7 for all of your water mitigation needs.

Water damage in a local Albany office over the weekend

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water damage in a local Albany office over the weekend If you have water damage in your Albany business call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus for Water Mitigation at 229.439.2048.

On Monday morning, One of our customers arrived in the office early as usual. She was always the first one in the office. As she went to her cubicle her feet squished. She looked around & she saw that the carpet and surrounding area was completely wet. She called the office manager. The manager knew what to do, call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus. The SERVPRO crew arrived quickly and they immediately went to work. They extracted the water and set up drying equipment. The production manager monitored the loss and when he determined the area was dry, he arranged to have the carpet cleaned. The manager requested that the carpet cleaning be done after hours so the business would not be interrupted.  Everyone at the Albany business was very happy when things were back to normal. If your business has water damage, please call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus 229.439.2048 to assist you.

Full Service Line

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Full Service Line Keep Calm and Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus 229.439.2048.

As part of the SERVPRO brand everyone recognizes us as the leaders in Fire, Water and Mold, but did you know that we are so much more?  Here at SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, we are continuously working to expand our service lines to incorporate a variety of cleaning and remediation offerings.  What does this mean for you?  This means one vendor, for all your needs, whether it’s an emergency situation or standard cleaning and maintenance we can handle the job from start to finish.  One line of communication and one seamless process.  That’s our goal and our vision for our customers.  We continually discover new ways to help our customers based on their needs.  We like to say, “if it needs to be cleaned, we can do it.  If we don’t currently offer that service, we will figure it out!”  We have the experience, the capabilities, and the technologies to help both residential and commercial clients.  If you have questions about our full-service line, give SERVPRO of Albany and Americus a call at 229.439.2048. 

Hometown Helpers

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Hometown Helpers SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is always here to help. Call us today at 229.439.2048.

When you choose SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, you are not only choosing the nationally recognized leader in the industry.  You are choosing hometown help from your locally owned franchise.  We not only work in the area, we live here.  We aren’t just taking care of a customer, we are taking care of our family, friends and neighbors.  It’s about more than a professional image.  For us, it is a very personal reputation on the line.  We truly care about every customer and making them feel like a priority is always our number one goal.  We are active members in the community both as a business and as an organization that participates in civic and charitable causes.  To us, reputation is everything and we can’t build that if we accept anything less than the best.  Our goal is to be the hometown helpers that you can rely on when the unexpected occurs! Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus today at 229-429-2048.

Commericial Cleaning Experts

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commericial Cleaning Experts Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus today for all of your commercial cleaning needs at 229.439.2048.

When it comes to cleaning your office or commercial work space, having a regular janitorial service is great for the day to day maintenance, but for heavy duty situations you really need an expert.  Whether it’s carpet and tile cleaning, duct cleaning or deodorization SERVPRO of Albany and Americus can get the job done.  Everyone knows we are experts in cleaning up after fire or water, but we are also highly trained in the specialized training that our commercial clients require.  At SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, we have worked hard to set ourselves apart as the experts in commercial cleaning.  As we like to say, “If we haven’t cleaned it or don’t know how to clean it, we will figure it out.” This approach to continually learning new skills to meet the needs of commercial and industrial businesses has led us to expand our services and gain experience to truly be the best at what we do. From industrial warehouses and even textiles from work rigs, we have done it all.  Give SERVPRO of Albany and Americus a call to find out more about how we can help you get your business in pristine condition.  

Residential Packouts

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Residential Packouts Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 229.439.2048 and we will make it, "Like it never even happened."

After the fire is out and the smoke is cleared the real work is ready to begin.  At SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, we are there to help you every step of the way.  Everyone thinks about the clean up and restoration that is involved after a fire, but the process is much more involved than you may expect.  It is not just the structure that is affected but also personal belongings as well.  The first step after a serious fire, is to remove all of the contents and transport them to our climate controlled warehouse.  We take pictures of each item and catalog each item on a loss, salvageable, or non salvageable list as we pack it up.  This system means that we know exactly where each item was located in the house and what box it was packed in to.  Not only does this allow us to place the items back in the corresponding rooms when we bring it back, but it also allows us to quickly locate anything you may need during the cleanup process. This is just one more way that SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is committed to providing the best service to our clients! Call us today at 229-439-2048.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Vent Cleaning Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 229-439-2048 to schedule your dryer vent cleaning.

You may think that you have checked all the boxes when it comes to protecting your home from fire, but can you name the most overlooked source of home fires?  This culprit accounts for more than 2,900 home fires and $35 million dollars in property damage each year.  Would you be surprised to learn that we are referring to home dryers?  There are a variety of ways that dryers can inadvertently cause fires.  Not properly cleaning lint filters and dryer vents accounts for nearly 34% of those fires.  When was the last time you had your vents cleaned?  The general recommendation is that dryer exhaust vents be cleaned and inspected at least once a year to prevent buildup that could lead to a fire.  Those recommendations are based on a typical size household with standard use.  Commercial dryers or those used for more than the standard purposes should be cleaned more frequently. Did you know that SERVPRO of Albany and Americus offers dryer vent cleanings as part of our wide range of specialized cleaning services?  Give us a call today at 229-439-2048 to schedule your cleaning.

Don't Sweat the Storm

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Don't Sweat the Storm Call SERVPRO of Albany and Americus at 229-439-2048

Here at SERVPRO of Albany and Americus, we are always "Ready for whatever happens" and we want to help you be ready too!   You can't predict what Mother Nature will throw your way, but you can take certain steps to prepare for the unexpected.  Most of us who have lived in this area know our disaster checklist and we make sure to have our flashlights, batteries, water and gas on hand. But what about your business? Have you ever thought about preparing your business for the unknown? If you haven’t, SERVPRO of Albany and Americus is here to help. We offer a free, Emergency Ready Profile to help our commercial clients have a plan in place to deal with fire or water damage. With this amazing service you have everything you need at your fingertips in our Emergency Ready App, available on all iOS and Android systems. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our sales team, call 229-439-2048.

Are You Covered?

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Covered? SERVPRO of Albany and Americus 229.439.2048

When it comes to your homeowner’s insurance policy sometimes it is hard to know exactly what to look for when checking your coverage.  Many times, the average consumer doesn’t consider all the variables and the multitude of “what if’s” that could occur and cause damage to their home.  SERVPRO of Albany and Americus wants to help you make sure you are covered BEFORE disaster strikes.  One of the most common areas of gaps in coverage can occur in water loss situations.  An overwhelming majority of policies do not provide coverage for flood damage that is incurred from “rising water”.   This term is how most insurance companies will differentiate whether water damage is covered under the policy.  Rising water would be determined to be flood damage and most often only covered if you bought an additional flood policy.  Other water damage that would be covered would be water that filled the home as the result of a collapsed roof, broken windows etc.  If you aren’t sure of what your homeowner’s policy covers, we strongly encourage you to contact your agent today and ask questions.