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Fire Damage Restoration

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties, our main goal is to restore your home after a fire damage to its preloss condition. We specialize in fire and damage restoration, using state-of-the-art technology to remove soot from walls, carpets, upholstery, and other contents, and remove smoke odors. When dealing with fire damage, it is important to call the experts due to the toxic component of soot, that may lead to hazardous conditions in your home. Soot can easily travel throughout the home, even though the fire might have been contained to one room. Our Fire Technicians have the resources, training, and equipment to help clean up fire and smoke damage, and will safely deodorize, clean, and restore your home to its pre-fire condition.

We are available 24/7, contact us today for immediate assistance 678-432-3003.  

Is your business ready to handle a water or fire disaster?

7/4/2022 (Permalink)

We will share some tips and no-cost emergency planning tools for business owners to follow in order to be prepared for disaster response and recovery. Preparing now will make a difference in how quickly you can overcome challenges and obstacles in reopening your business after an unplanned event.

Having an Emergency Readiness Plan in place is the key to an effective emergency response.

If you do not have a plan in place, we encourage you to look at SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Profile and Ready Plan Mobile App. This is a free facility assessment to create a comprehensive plan that included information about emergency contacts, phone numbers, email addresses, insurance information, where key shut-off valves are located, where keys are needed to access said areas, blueprints, pdfs, photos, etc. Having all that information in one place, having the possibility of sharing it with whoever is on-site, can be the difference in limiting property damage and loss.

SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and reconstruction services. Give us a call at 678-432-3003 today to learn more about our ERP plan.

Do you have a mold problem in your building?

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is a major headache for business owners in our area, especially in the summer months. This problem can cause major damage to drywall, insulation, wood, etc. It is important to inspect your property for any sign of water damage that can rapidly turn into a mold issue. When our technicians find signs of microbial growth, their initial focus is to stop the water source from affecting additional areas. The source could be from a leaking water heater, a busted pipe, a leaky roof, condensation, etc.

When you call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties to help you get rid of mold around your commercial property, you know you are getting a qualified restoration company and trained mold damage specialists to tackle any size disaster.

If you think you might have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties and let us help! 678-432-3003.

Several storms are heading towards Henry and Clayton County in the next couple of days

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

It looks like we are getting ready to experience severe weather for the next couple of days in the area. According to the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory there are 16 million thunderstorms worldwide each year, 100,000 of those here in the U.S. Storms are more likely during the spring and summer months, especially in the evenings.

These storms can cause flash flooding, lightning, hail, can knock down power lines and trees, etc. These events can greatly affect homeowners and their properties. It is always a good idea to have a plan in place when a storm hits so that your family knows what to do and where to go in case of an emergency.

Things you can do before a storm hits are established a communication plan with your family, have a disaster supply kit handy and tell your family where it is located, teach young kids the difference between a thunderstorm watch and a thunderstorm warning. Look around your home and secure outdoor furniture, etc., and bring your pets inside.

If you notice storm damage, call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties and start the restoration process right away. Let us help you make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us 24/7 at 678-432-3003.

Home Fire Safety

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

According to the American Red Cross, people may have two minutes or less to escape a home fire. That is why we cannot stress enough the importance of having working smoke detectors on every floor of the home and a fire escape plan for the family. Another important purchase is a carbon monoxide alarm since it can prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.  You should also test all the alarms throughout the home every month, to make sure that they have batteries in working order. Teach your kids two different ways to exit the home in case of an emergency, and tell them that once they are out, to stay out. Young kids should know how to call 9-1-1.

If you need help after a home fire or want to learn more about the different fire damage restoration services we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts and Clayton Counties at 678-432-3003.

What plans do you have for the 4th of July weekend?

6/29/2022 (Permalink)

If your plans involve lighting fireworks at home, please follow these tips.

  • If you are using old fireworks, make sure that they were stored correctly in a cool, dry place.
  • Always have a bucket of water close by, in case of a misfire or any emergency.
  • Monitor your county’s drought conditions here to see if there is an elevated risk of fires in your area.
  • We know it sounds obvious, but never throw or light fireworks in your hands.
  • If a firework doesn’t light, discard it, and don’t try to re-ignite it.
  • Do not give fireworks to children.
  • Do not store unused fireworks in areas of your home that can get really hot, such as a garage or unfinished basement.

If you ever run into a situation where you need our help, give SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County a call at 678-432-3003 and let us make it “Like it never even happened.”

Make Sure You Are Keeping Your Commercial Air Ducts Clean!

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

split picture of a clean and dirty commercial duct If you are interested in getting your air ducts cleaned, give SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts, and Clayton Counties a call at 678-432-3003.

Many people or businesses tend to overlook certain aspects of their commercial buildings when they are going through their maintenance checklist. One thing that is often forgotten about is air duct cleaning, because cleaning an air duct system that is not showing any obvious problems can seem like an unnecessary expenditure of time and money. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) the rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are.” While you do not need to clean you air ducts every year, it is not something that you do not want to forget to maintain. Below are some benefits to cleaning your air ducts:

  1. Improved indoor air quality
  2. Greater HVAC system efficiency
  3. Longer HVAC component lifespan
  4. Air duct cleaning conserves energy
  5. Air duct cleaning will save you money in the long run

Tips to prevent house fires this summer

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

bar-b-que fire If you need help cleaning up after a fire call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003

It is true that house fires are less common during the summer than winter months, but there are still hazards to be aware of. Fire can start in a matter of minutes, especially when people are gathering for Bar-B-Ques and firing up the grill.  There are potential sources of fire throughout the home that many homeowners tend to overlook.

Here are a few safety tips to prevent fire in several different areas of the home:

  • Gas Grills
    • Place the grill outside, at a reasonable distance from the house.
    • Constantly check the grill’s propane hoses durability.
    • Never light a gas grill with the lid closed.
  • Fire Pits
    • When building a fire pit strategically place it at least 10 feet from any structure.
    • Build your fire pit on a solid surface that is away from overhanging trees.
    • NEVER leave the fireplace unattended.
  • Fireworks
      • Every year, almost 20,000 fires are started due to fireworks (NFPA).
      • Always use fireworks outside
      • Have access to water closely
      • Do it away from structures and cars
      • Do not joke when handling fireworks
  • Dryers
    • Clean out the lint buildup on the lint filter after every load of laundry.
    • Only dry items that are safe to be put in a dryer.

What are the different categories of water damage?

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Did you know there are different categories of water and different ways of handling water damage depending on the type? Water damage is more common than people realize. Approximately 14,000 water damage emergencies happen every day, both commercial and residential.

As stated by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification), which certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries such as SERVPRO, there are three categories of water that you need to be on the lookout for.

  • Category 1 Water: This form of water comes from a clean and sanitary source (faucets, drinking fountains, showers, etc.) and does not pose a hazard if consumed by humans.
  • Category 2 Water: This category of liquid is also referred to as “grey water” and contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants. If ingested by humans, this type of water can cause illness. Common examples of category 2 water include losses from toilet bowls, water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines, and sump pump failures.
  • Category 3 Water: Refers to the worst classification of water and is known to be grossly unsanitary. It is also called “black water,” and it could cause severe illness or even death if ingested. Sources of this type of water include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, and ground surface water or standing water.

If you ever run into a situation where you are dealing with any of these categories of water, give SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 and let us handle this disaster for you!

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Acquired a New Territory License

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

We are happy to announce that besides being the owners of SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, SERVPRO of Clayton County, and SERVPRO of Decatur, Michael and Ryan have recently acquired the territory license in Georgia… Butts County. This acquisition will help the team strengthen SERVPRO’s presence in the region. In order to acquire a new license, the company needed to demonstrate that it was capable of providing exceptional services for the people of Butts County.

We will be servicing the communities of Flovilla, Jackson, Jenkinsburg, Stark, and Worthville. Butts County is located in the central part of Georgia and has a population of about 25,000.  

Here is a little bit about Michael and Ryan

Michael Crawford went to Georgia Southern University where he was the president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated in 2004 with a Business degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. He joined the SERVPRO family in 2015 as the Operations Manager. Ryan Braswell started his SERVPRO career back in 2008 in the Water Department as a Production Technician. He became the Contents and Fire Division Production Manager a few years later where he has grown the division for the past ten years. Michael and Ryan know the in and outs of this business. They seek to simplify an array of problems with simple, but effective solutions for their customers.