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How a Leaky Fridge can Create a Huge Headache for Homeowners

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

refrigerator door open in a dark kitchen Call us today- 678-432-3003

You should check to see if there are any sings of water damage around your appliances every couple of months.  A leaky fridge can create a lot of problems for the homeowner if it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time. If you see excessive moisture around the appliance, call an expert to determine the source and how extensive the damage is. Get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

A small drip can damage the wall making the paint peel or bubble. Sheetrock becomes bloated and warps over time.

A slow drip can create major problems under laminate and tile floors and could affect the sub-flooring. This can also affect the cabinets around the appliance. Particle board cabinets are extremely prone to water damage. In some cases, it may be necessary to refinish or replace some cabinets.

If you see dark stains or mold on the walls or floors, call a professional that specializes in mold remediation. You can purchase a water leak detection alarm and place it behind the appliance. Depending on the bran, you can get a notification on your mobile device alerting you if a leak is detected.

The team at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has specialized training and more than 20 year of experience in water damage restoration. Call us today- 678-432-3003.

Commercial Fire Safety

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Red and orange flames Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003

Experiencing a fire could be devastating for any business owner.

Even if the fire department was able contain the flames relatively quickly, and the damage is not spread to the rest of the building, water damage caused by firefighting efforts could be extensive. Each minute you spend restoring your business to its pre-fire condition, is a minute of lost revenue and productivity.

Fire injuries account for 3% of workplace injuries in the U.S. each year. It is a good idea to have certain policies and best practices in place so that you and your employees know how to react in case of a fire. Remember that preparation is the key to minimizing injuries in the workplace.

Check with your local fire department and inquire about the fire code for Henry and Spalding Counties. Install a sprinkler system in your building. Have multi-purpose fire extinguishers throughout your property and have a training session so that your employees know how to handle different types of fires.

Have an evacuation plan, and make sure your employees know about it. You should post it in break rooms, exit doors, elevators, etc. Practice fire drills as often as necessary (these drills can be announced or unannounced).

If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003.

Basement Flooding after a Storm

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Brown chair against a beige wall and green moldy floors Call us today at 678-432-3003

What can you do if your basement floods every time a storm rolls through Henry County?

This is one of the biggest problems with basements, since they are on the lowest level of the home, usually entirely below ground level, and they have a higher chance of experiencing some type of water damage.

It is important to determine where the water is getting into the basement and extract it in a timely manner. Our highly trained water damage specialists at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties have more than 20 years of experience dealing with water damage restoration in basements and crawlspaces. We have the proper equipment, experience, and expertise to remove the water and dry your basement properly. We will inspect the structure, mitigate the damage, clean and disinfect the affected area, and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today at 678-432-3003, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Damage in your home? Better hire a professional

11/7/2019 (Permalink)

blue sky, orange tree, 3 green SERVPRO vans Call us at 678-432-3003

When your home or commercial property has been affected by water damage, you need to act fast and hire a professional company to mitigate the damage.

With more than 20 years in the business, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, our crews have the required training, knowledge and equipment to assess the damage, determine what category of water they are dealing with, and start the water remediation process right away.

Our highly trained water technicians are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) to help with any water emergency, big or small. The sooner we get started, the sooner we can make it like “It Never Even Happened.” 

It is important to call an IICRC-certified professional company to help you with water damage in your home. All our technicians have gone through extensive training (at our corporate office and with our training specialist) and are IICRC Certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Its mission is to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries.

Complimentary CE Classes this month

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Do you need Continuing Education Credit Hours? Georgia Licensed Agents must complete 24 credit hours of continuing education every two years (a minimum of three credit hours must be for Ethics).

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties offers complimentary CE Classes to insurance agents and insurance adjusters.

Join us Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 to learn more about Biohazard Cleanup and Restoring Contaminated Buildings. We will provide coffee, drinks and lunch.  

August 13th, 2019

9:30-10:00- Registration

10:00-12:00- Biohazard Cleanup – Course #50302, 2 hours)

12:00-12:30- Registration/Lunch

12:30-2:30- Restoring Contaminated Buildings- Course #34430, 2 hours)

Location             

Henry County Chamber of Commerce- 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, GA 30253

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Eric Schwadron at eschwadron@SERVPRO8537.com or call us at 678-432-3003

We Offer Post-Construction Cleanup for your Henry County Business

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

After any construction project, no matter how big or small it was, there is always a lot of debris left behind.

There could be trash, dirt, grime and construction waste lying around that would need to be cleaned up before you get your business up and running.

You need to call a trusted company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties to help you with your commercial post-construction cleanup needs. Our professional cleaning crew will be thorough and provide an excellent service. We have the specialized training and products to clean air ducts, HVAC systems, carpet and upholstery, drapes and blinds, ceiling, walls, and hard floors.

Our staff will work with project managers and tenants if a more flexible (or afterhours) schedule is needed to get the job done quickly and effectively. Call us today to schedule your post-construction cleanup- 678-432-3003.

Campfire Safety

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Is there anything better than to spend time with the family around a roaring campfire enjoying the beautiful Georgia summer nights?

Follow these tips and stay safe this summer

  • Before starting a campfire, be sure it is allowed. During certain times or droughts, it may be prohibited.
  • Use existing fire rings or fire pits.
  • Start a fire at least 15 feet from tents and trees.
  • Build a fire on an open and leveled ground (never start a fire near plants or under tree branches).
  • Pick a spot that is protected from strong winds.
  • Don’t use any flammable liquids to ignite the fire.
  • Be ready to put the fire out in case of an emergency. Have a bucket of water and a shovel close by before starting a fire.
  • Always try to keep the fire small and under control.
  • Don’t leave kids unattended near a fire pit.
  • Before leaving the site, make sure the fire is burn out (use lots of water if necessary.)

Home Evacuation Plan

8/2/2019 (Permalink)

Emergencies can happen anywhere and at any time. A fire can start in the middle of the night, and if that happens does your family know what to do? How to safely get out and where to meet? Benjamin Franklin said that by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Call a family meeting and get all the members to participate in creating a family evacuation plan.  Having a plan can save your family in case of an emergency.

  • Draw a map of your home and come up with an evacuation plan
  • Walk around each room and find two ways to get out
  • Open every window in the home and make sure each one can be easily opened
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom and outside each sleeping area
  • Go outside and choose a meeting place in the front of the property
  • Make sure every single member of the family is aware of the plan
  • Save your Henry County Fire Department’s phone number on every cell phone
  • Conduct a fire drill (yesssss, we know it sounds silly, but practice makes perfect)
  • Print several copies of your evacuation plan. Tape one to the fridge

You can download a free escape plan here.  

For any questions about fire damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties- 678-432-3003.

If you need water damage restoration services…Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

If you recently experienced water damage in your home, you know how important it is to hire the right company to get the job done right the first time.

It does not take a lot of water to cause major damage to a home. If you see wet spots around your home, try to locate the source and call a water disaster restoration company right away…time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. You don’t want that small wet spot to turn into a major mold problem.

Our highly trained water technicians have the knowledge, expertise, equipment and the technology to restore your home and its contents to its preloss condition. Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties for any of your water mitigation needs- 678-432-3003.

What happens to your inventory and documents after water damage

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Businesses must be ready to deal with inventory and document loss after a water damage or natural disaster. Our water damage technicians will act fast and get to the job ready to help. They will walk property managers and building owners through every step of the water mitigation process, dry the structure and its contents, and see what inventory is salvageable.

Every single one of our trucks is fully equipped so that our technicians can start the drying process as soon as they get to the job site. We offer a variety of services for contents, from onsite containment to pack outs.

Our Document Restoration services include Vaccum Freeze Drying, Gamma Irradiation, Digitization, Certified Destruction/Incineration, Cleaning and Deodorizing Documents. All members of the Document Restoration team at our corporate office are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Master Certified.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). Call 678-432-3003.