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Thunderstorm Safety

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

Summer storms are inevitable in our area, and that means that you should have a plan in case things turn dangerous.

According to the National Weather Service, a thunderstorm is considered severe when either hail is 1 inch in diameter or larger and/or wind of 58 miles per hour or greater is expected. Similar to tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings alert the public of a polygon-shaped warning normally for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. These warnings could indicate imminent danger to life and property. There is also a severe thunderstorm watch, which is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in the area, but it does not mean they will occur.

If you recently experienced water damage due to a storm, call a company that has the knowledge and expertise to help with the damage. At SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts, and Clayton Counties we have decades of experience dealing with these types of situations. Give us a call today at 678-432-3003 and we will help you make it “Like it never even happened.”

Higher water bill? Could be a sign of water damage

7/7/2022 (Permalink)

If you recently looked at your water bill and noticed a significant increase without any change in your household water use, it could be that you are dealing with a hidden leak somewhere in your home. Hidden leaks can increase water bills by an average of 10%.

Hidden water damage creates huge problems for homeowners. It could be something that has been going on long term, behind walls and under floors. It is important to call a trusted plumber as soon as possible, to identify and fix the source. After the leak is fixed, you need to call SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts, and Clayton Counties to help you remediate the water damage. Hidden water damage can quickly turn into mold and a bigger problem for homeowners. We are available to help with any water damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- Call 678-432-3003

Summer weather issues in Georgia

7/6/2022 (Permalink)

The climate of Georgia in the summer can be very hot, very long, and very humid. These past few weeks, we have dealt with 95°F days. This combination of factors is the perfect environment and can lead to mold problems for many homeowners and business owners in our area.

Surface mold can appear quickly, and it is mainly due to high levels of humidity in poorly ventilated areas. You should never leave mold untreated because it will only create bigger problems and will not go away on its own. Our Mold Technicians usually see a lot of mold in organic materials, which is the perfect “food” to propagate mold.

SERVPRO of Henry, Spalding, Butts, and Clayton Counties has its own Mold Division. If you are dealing with mold issues in your home or business, please call the experts to assess the issue. We are available 24 hours a  day, 7 days a week- Call 678-432-3003

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.

Mold Team with years of experience in the business

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, we have technicians with more than 10 years of experience in dealing with mold remediation issues.

Homeowners need to approach the issue of mold in their homes with caution since mold can appear on any wet surface (such as furniture, walls, and carpet) in as little as 48 hours after a water damage event.  

Appropriate mold remediation requires the use of advanced tools and equipment in order to eradicate the issue. That is why extensive training, certifications, and education are offered by SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to our employees to properly remediate mold in your place of business or your home and ensure your safety.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can handle any size disaster for mold remediation, water damage, and fire damage restoration to prevent any further damage to the structures.

If you see any signs of mold, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.  

We are the Proud Sponsor of the Union Grove Baseball Team

3/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are proud sponsors of the Union Grove High School Baseball team.

This sponsorship helps us be involved in the success of the student-athletes, coaches, Union Grove High School, and the community as a whole by helping with uniforms, game and practice equipment, and hopefully playoff travel expenses too.

Union Grove high school is home to more than 1600 Henry County students and has more than 150 faculty members and support staff. It also was recently named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. It offers more than 18 sports opportunities and 30 co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

We are proud to be a part of their overall success and winning streak. Go Wolverines!

Choose a reputable restoration company

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

If you had the misfortune of experiencing any kind of water or fire damage in your home or business, you know it can be devastating to deal with the chaos that ensues, and it can be difficult to know what steps to take first.

The first thing you should do is call a reputable restoration company with years of experience like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County.

SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and can bring your home or business back to its preloss condition with our advanced water inspection, extraction and drying equipment. We have more than 50 years of experience in water damage, fire, mold, and storm damage. We also work with your insurance company to help you with the claim process.

We are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Have questions? We are here to help you. Call us at 678-432-3003.

Our experts make it “Like it never even happened. ®"

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.’

We do business with more than 300 insurance companies and that is one of the reasons we are a leader in the industry.

Three Reasons to Use SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County

  • Certifications and Training

Our in-house Training Specialist conducts regular workshops and oversees the training of our technicians for the rigorous certification process to be IICRC certified. This is a key differentiator in order to provide the best service to our customers.

  • Experience

We have dedicated Residential and Commercial Project Managers with over 50 years of Disaster Restoration experience, in order to get homes and businesses back to their preloss condition.

  • Proprietary software

Our technicians not only use advanced restoration equipment and techniques but also have state-of-the-art proprietary software that allows them to effectively track drying progress, and ensures that only the amount of equipment suggested by the industry-standard IICRC s500 is placed. You can be sure that our technicians will only be placing equipment that is needed to dry the building, not pad the bill.

We specialize in

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

If ever in need of a disaster restoration company SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is here to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week- Call 678-432-3003.

Running out of time to get your CE Credits?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

In Georgia, insurance agents must complete 24 hours every 2 years. You can find all the details at the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire.

We will be teaching three classes in March.

In-person classes

March 15th, 2022 at our SERVPRO office located at 934 Dailey Mill Rd., McDonough, GA 30253.

Registration starts at 8:30 am and Restoring Contaminated Buildings course will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (2 hrs., #34430).  We will break for lunch and the next class, which is Restorative Drying for Water Damage course will be from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (4 hrs., #51761)

Virtual class

We are proud that SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is approved to offer this service to our agents. This class will be hosted through Zoom.

Our in-house Training Specialist, Eric Schwadron, will be teaching Cleaning and Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents (2 hrs., #59570) on March 23, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration starts at 9:30 am.

For both in-person and virtual classes, you must be on time and remain for the duration of the class in order to get credit. We handle all the paperwork and you will receive a certificate in 2 weeks.

If you are interested in attending any of our classes, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.

Accidents Happen!

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Recently, a moving truck at an apartment complex in Atlanta disregarded the height signals and caused a major flood in the parking deck.

A commercial sprinkler system uses approximately 15 gallons of water per minute. If just 2 zones are affected for 10 minutes, more than 300 gallons of water have caused tremendous damage to your property. As with the example mentioned above, sprinkler systems go off for many reasons besides fire.

What should Property Managers and Engineers do if that happens in their building? The most important thing to do is to turn the water off. It is important to know the location of the water shut-off, that is why we recommend having an ERP for the building, where it shows the location of the water shut-off, electrical panels, alarm systems, etc. If there is extensive water damage, call an expert in dealing with water mitigation for commercial buildings. This will save the building owners and managers time, money, and headaches.

If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have more than 20 years of experience in the restoration business to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Water Damage in Basements

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damage in basements is a common occurrence in Georgia. Issues with the draining system, foundation cracks, and heavy rains are some of the most common reasons this area of the house is prone to flooding.

If you see damp areas in your basement, try to determine the source. Make sure the drain is not clogged. Seal any cracks you see on the walls and floors with a water sealant found in all hardware stores. Try to ventilate the area by opening windows and doors and turning fans on to speed up the drying process.

If it is safe to do so, go outside and inspect the area around the basement to make sure that water is flowing away from the structure and not into the basement. A new draining system or sump pump may have to be installed. Another important step is to make sure the gutters are clean, and they should be pointing away from the foundation of the home.

If the water damage in the basement is extensive, call a professional company to help with the water remediation process. This should be done quickly in order to prevent mold from forming.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has more than 20 years in the restoration business to help you quickly deal with your basement cleanup. We are available 24/7, just call 678-432-3003.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is a Certified Large Loss Response Team

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

large SERVPRO trailer SERVPRO disaster recovery truck

SERVPRO’s of Henry & Spalding Counties is certified as a SERVPRO, Inc. Large Loss Provider! This means we can handle losses of any size, large or small!

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard, or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are prepared for the unpredictable.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through strategic placement. Get help from the professionals; call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003!

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of almost 1,800 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big. We are ready for your phone call!

Dealing with a flooded basement?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County... let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003

Your Property in Clayton County and Water Damage

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

We have experienced a high number of calls due to the heavy rains in the area. Although some water messes are completely unavoidable, there are some things that homeowners can do in order to avoid extensive water damage in their Clayton County homes that can reduce the final repairs bill.

Three things homeowners should do to prevent water damage

  1. Store Valuables

We all know that some storm damage and leaks cannot be predicted, but the best way to prevent water from destroying your effects is with proper storage. We suggest going through your home and storing your most valuable possessions, such as photo albums, books, or family heirlooms, in plastic storage bins. Make sure that everything stored inside the bins is completely dry.

  1. Periodic Cleaning

It is common for homeowners to designate a closet, or the attic, or even a basement corner for things that they will get to it when there’s free time. By the end of the year, is a pile of Easter décor, Christmas boxes, summer clothes, etc. It is the typical “out of sight, out of mind” mentality most of us are guilty of. But when a big storm event or major water damage happens in your home, you might not have time to clear these rooms out. To avoid potential water damage from ruining your items, clean before storm season approaches.

  1. Gutters

Having your gutters cleaned is essential during storm season because they help guide water away from the home and foundation. Clogged gutters can be extremely costly to homeowners. Without anywhere to go, the water will backflow into your home, causing significant water damage. Make it a priority to regularly clean gutters and if you can afford to do so, have them professionally maintained throughout the year.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County technicians are trained to deal with any water damage disaster.

Water damage? Call us today at 678-432-3003.

Do you have a safety plan for your business?

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can help you prepare before an emergency happens with an Emergency Ready Profile for your business.

Statistics show that 50% of businesses may never reopen after suffering a disaster, such as water or fire damage. The businesses that are able to reopen quickly are because they were prepared and had some form of a plan in place.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile helps your business minimize interruptions to your operations and also minimize the effects of water or fire damage. To learn more about our ERP, you can visit http://ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 today.

That’s why SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is synonymous with peace of mind.

Clean up fire extinguisher residue

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

According to the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, more than 80% of fires reported in sprinklered buildings did not grow large enough to use the sprinkler system, which means that the fire was able to be contained using a fire extinguisher.

But what happens after the fire is extinguished and everybody is safe from danger? The cleanup starts.

Before starting the cleanup process, make sure you know what kind of fire extinguisher was used.

  • Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers
  • Water and Foam Fire Extinguishers
  • Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers
  • Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishers
  • Water Mist Fire Extinguishers
  • Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers
  • Clean Agent Fire Extinguishers

Each type of fire extinguisher has different components and chemicals in order to put up specific types of fires. For dry powder fire extinguisher residue, usually, the best plan of action is to use one part warm water to one part isopropyl alcohol to wipe down affected areas. Dry chemical fire extinguishers contain sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, etc. We suggest starting the cleaning process immediately since some of these components can be corrosive to certain materials.

It is important to remember that you should only fight a fire if

  • The fire is small and contained
  • You are safe from toxic smoke
  • You have a means of escape
  • Your instincts tell you it’s OK

If you need help with any of your cleaning needs, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003.

Source: Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association

Is Your Henry County Business Prepared To Deal With Water Damage?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

Water and fire damage can hit your commercial property in Henry County at any time. These types of damages can really derail your plans for your business and force you to shut down indefinitely. Time is of the essence in these cases, and every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Sadly, not all restoration companies can handle a big disaster, some are too small, too inexperienced, or they do not have the necessary equipment.

That is why SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can handle any of your restorations needs and offers 24-hour emergency services, 365 days a year.

Rest assured that when our managers and technicians show at your door, they are ready to start the remediation process right away. They have the necessary training, experience, and experience to manage any type of water or fire damage, no matter the size.

We have Water Damage Restoration Technician, Applied Structural Drying Technician, Odor Control Technician, Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician, and more to make your life easier and get your business to its preloss condition.

No job is too big or too small for us! Call us at 678-432-3003

Smoke cobwebs...are they real?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

A very common question we get from homeowners that have recently experienced a fire in their homes is “was my home full of spiders? There are blacken cobwebs everywhere now.” And the answer is no, those are not the regular webs found in our home.  In reality, spider webs burn very quickly during a fire, considering that temperatures inside the home can reach 1,100 degrees Fahrenheit.

These strange black soot webs are formed when there is the presence of wet smoke combined with poor airflow, that is why they are mostly found in ceiling corners. When synthetic materials such as polymers and plastics burn, they form charged particles. These particles damaged by smoke are attracted to each other, forming a chain that molds itself into a web formation.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County’s managers and Fire Technicians have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your home damaged by fire and smoke to its preloss condition. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
678-432-3003

Source: Chemistry at StackExchange

Mold after a storm

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

Mold can become a huge problem for homeowners after it goes unnoticed for some time, sometimes in as little as 48 to 72 hours.

If you start noticing a musty odor that was not there before, it may be an indication that mold could be hiding behind drywall and insulation or floors.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County’s technicians have the necessary equipment and training to handle any mold problem, no matter how big or small.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional 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.

Have a Mold Problem? Call Today Us At 678-432-3003.

What to do after a summer storm in Henry County

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

Right after a powerful storm, we get a lot of calls from homeowners saying that there is water coming from the yard into their basements, through windows, doors, ceiling, etc. In cases like this, immediate action is needed, and you need to call an experienced company to handle these types of water damage. We recommend that you take pictures of the damage, check your insurance policy to see if flooding from natural disasters is a covered loss.  

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is here to help homeowners restore their properties to their preloss condition. We provide 24-hour emergency services, 7 days a week. We will provide water damage restoration technicians and applied structural drying technicians to determine the extent of the water damage and help with any of your storm damage needs.

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • River and creek surges
  • Tornado and wind damage

Regardless of the Storm Damage, We Can Help- Call us at 678-432-3003

3 Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home

7/22/2021 (Permalink)

With a summer that has been full of so much rain in Henry and Clayton County, reports of water damage have been extremely high. Even though some water fiascos are completely unavoidable, there are some preventative measures you can take to help avoid water damage in your home and prevent costly repairs.

The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Water Damage

  1. Properly Storing Valuables

As mentioned above some storms and leaks you cannot predict, but the best way to prevent water from destroying your belongings is with proper storage. We recommend going through your home and storing your valuables such as photo albums, books, or old toys in plastic storage bins so they are safe from the water!

  1. Seasonal Cleaning

Throughout the year, it’s tempting to throw unused items into the basement or garage. But when a big hurricane appears, you might not have time to clear these rooms out. To avoid potential water damage from ruining your items, clean before storm season approaches.

  1. Gutters

Properly functioning gutters are essential during storm season because they help guide water away from the home and foundation. Clogged gutters can spell disaster. Without anywhere to go, the water will backflow into your home, potentially causing significant water damage. Make it a priority to regularly clean gutters and have them professionally maintained throughout the year.

If you have any questions about what to do until help arrives, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003.

Save your furniture after a water damage

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

If you recently experienced a water damage due to flooding, a broken pipe, etc. we know how painful it is to see all your precious furniture and possessions completely ruined. How much of your furniture can be saved after a water damage would depend on how long it was exposed to standing water. The faster you can remove the items, the higher the probability of been salvageable.

Here are some tips on how to help save your furniture from further water damage. 

Inspect the furniture and determine what can be saved. Wipe excess water from wood furniture and let it dry completely. You can turn on a fan or the AC to help speed up the drying process. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and any wet surface like a wet carpet or rug. Use a good disinfectant to get rid of bacteria that might have been present in the water.

Call a professional residential water remediation team like SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you get your home and your possession to their preloss condition. Call us today at 678-432-3003 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Water Damage Emergency Tips

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

What you can do until help arrives

What you can do until help arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary and only focus should be safety:

  • Do you think it is safe to remain in the house?
  • Pay attention to electrical hazards, and if it is possible, turn off the power
  • Don’t walk around inspecting the damage, “slip and fall hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Don’t lift wet materials, they can be VERY heavy.
  • Be careful and use common sense!

Do You Have A Water Damage Emergency?  We can help you minimize the water damage and save some of your most prized possessions. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can handle any size disaster
Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today at 678-432-3003 if you have storm damage, flooded basements, sewage backups, flooding from firefighting efforts, etc

Planning for a Storm loss

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

Hurricane peak season  runs for the months of July, August and September.  Now is a great time to start thinking about your preparedness efforts, in the event of a hurricane or strong storm.

After experiencing last year’s more active than normal hurricane season, Property Managers in Henry, Spalding Clayton Counties should prepare in case we are threatened by inclement weather.

Here are some tips

  • Plan ahead
  • Come up with a “Playbook.” The playbook or manual should include employees’ phone numbers, emergency contacts, who is responsible for what, etc.
  • Talk with your employees and determine who will be considered essential personnel
  • Have a meeting with the building owners and then meet with tenants to inform them of the action plan in case of inclement weather
  • Prepare an evacuation route and post it throughout the building
  • Think about implementing an automated email, text, or voicemail message to keep your tenants/employees informed
  • Have all the insurance information up to date and keep it in a safe place
  • If evacuation is mandatory, nobody should remain in the building

If you don’t know where to start, give us a call today so we can tell you about our Emergency Ready Plan.

Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003

Fire Prevention Tips

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
678-432-3003

Have you downloaded the Emergency Ready Profile App?

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that as many as 50 percent of businesses are not able to reopen after a disaster? The ones that can open quickly are the ones that had a plan in place.

The ERP is a no-cost readiness plan designed to help property owners and managers recover from disaster faster, which leads to lower recovery costs. Make sure you’re ready and not ruined with our Emergency Ready Program. Download the free mobile app to keep your ERP data at your fingertips, ready when you need it. Go to SERVPRO.COM/READY or download the free app on Android Market or App Store.

You can call any of our SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County representatives today to set up an ERP walk-through! 678-432-3003.

We can assist you with any recommendations, help you take pictures, add additional details and share it with all the necessary people. 

How to Deal with Damage to Your Home after a Storm

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

Mother Nature to cause extensive and expensive damage to your home or business. It’s been such a rainy month in Georgia that it doesn’t take much to bring trees and powerlines down.

Here are a few tips to prevent storm damage to your property

  • CLEAN THE GUTTERS (preferably twice a year, but definitely in the fall). It doesn’t take a lot of dead leaves and branches to clog downspouts.
  • Check your roof for loose or missing shingles. If you see that your roof is damaged, repair it immediately. It is much cheaper to replace missing shingles than wait and be forced to repair your ceilings, walls, and deal with mold due to poor maintenance.
  • Walk around your yard and inspect trees- If you are not sure if a tree needs to come down, call a tree expert
  • If you have any questions about your coverage, call your insurance agency.

Let SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County keep your home safe from storm and water damage. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 678-432-3003.

The dangers of burning candles

7/6/2021 (Permalink)

three candles burning If you need our help, call us today at 678-432-3003

According to the National Fire Protection Association, home structure fires started by candles caused an average of 81 deaths, 677 injuries, and $278 million in property damage.

If you like the ambiance that candles provide, consider using flameless ones. If you still have plenty of candles that you need to use, place them in sturdy candleholders, away from flammable materials, such as drapes.
NEVER leave candles unattended or let them burn down to one inch in length or less.

It only takes a moment’s distraction or carelessness to start a massive fire.

Follow these tips to prevent a fire

  • Blow out all candles when you exit the room
  • Do not use candles in the bedroom
  • Keep candles 1 foot away from any material that can ignite
  • NEVER use candles if oxygen is used by a family member in the home.
  • Place candles on a sturdy, uncluttered surface.

If a fire disaster does strike your home, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County offers services to help people quickly recover and restore any damaged property. Call us 24/7 at 678-432-3003.

When was the last time you cleaned your chimney?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

We know, we know… it is funny to start working on getting your fireplace ready when it is close to 100 degrees in Henry County. That is why you should do it now, when you have time to plan ahead. Fall will be here before you know it and you know your family can relax in front of the fireplace knowing that it will not go up in a fury ball of flame.

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 27% of home heating fires were the result of not cleaning chimneys. For that reason, you should have your chimney professionally cleaned at least once a year. Soot and creosote can build up in your chimney flue. Particles start to stick to the side of the flue instead of going up the chimney. Each fall, inspect your chimney and make sure it is free of debris, such as dead leaves, bird nests, critters, etc.

If your home has suffered damage from a fire, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County- 678-432-3003

SERVPRO is Ready to Help Businesses After a Storm

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

When deciding who to call for storm cleanup, calling a knowledgeable company makes a huge difference. There are many hidden issues that might go unnoticed until they create a big moisture or mold issue.

Different structures present unique drying processes and issues, that is why our Production Managers and Water Technicians will implement a specific plan to dry different areas of the building. They will place different equipment to speed up the drying time following the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) guidelines.

Monitoring moisture levels throughout the job (using state-of-the-art technology) will show if the drying plan is progressing accordingly, and our technicians would be able to make adjustments and repossession equipment to get better results.  

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has the necessary training and equipment to help your business reopen as quickly as possible.

If you need help with storm damage and cleanup, call us at 678-432-3003.

The Importance of HVAC maintenance

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

It is very important to maintain your building’s HVAC system. Usually when these units malfunction, they create a lot of unwanted headaches for owners and tenants.

Regular maintenance will prevent costly repairs, save you money on the electricity bill, and improve the air quality of the building.

Ask the HVAC inspector to check for rusted drain pans, broken condensate pumps cracked heat exchangers (ask the HVAC company in advance to see if this test is included). If you need to replace a unit, look for the Energy Star label, to help the environment by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and meet energy efficiency guidelines.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specializes in water cleanup, water mitigation, and reconstruction. If you experienced water damage due to a faulty HVAC system, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.  

10 Important Fire Safety Tips

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

In 2020, 90 home fire fatalities were reported in Georgia, and from 2017 to 2019, approximately 368,500 residential building fires were reported in the U.S. These blazes caused thousands of civilian injuries, and cost more than $8.1 billion in property loss.

Though some fires are unavoidable acts of nature or unpredictable accidents, many fires in the home and workplace are avoidable.

The following tips will help reduce the likelihood of a fire in your home or business.

  1. Watch your cooking - Stay in the kitchen if you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. Never allow young children around the stove or oven, especially if they are not closely attended.
  2. Give space heaters space - Keep space heaters at least three feet from anything that can burn.
  3. Smoke outside - If you must smoke inside, have a sturdy, deep ashtray. Never smoke in bed.
  4. Keep matches and lighters out of reach - Keep matches and lighters in high cabinets, preferably under a child lock.
  5. Inspect electrical cords - Replace cords that are cracked, damaged, have bro- ken plugs or have loose connections.
  6. Be careful when using candles - Keep candles at least one foot from anything that can burn. Blow them out before you leave the room or go to sleep.
  7. Have a fire escape plan - Make a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year.
  8. Install smoke alarms - Install alarms on every level of your office or home and inside bedrooms. Interconnect them so they all sound at once.
  9. Test smoke alarms - Test alarms once per month. Replace batteries once per year or as needed.
  10. Install sprinklers - Sprinklers can help maintain and sometimes even extinguish fires, giving your local fire department a better chance of saving your property.

Source: USFA.gov, NFPA.org 

Going on Vacation? Do these things before leaving

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

We get a lot of calls from people dealing with a major water emergency after coming back from vacation. The water could have been running for days non-stop. The longer the damage goes undetected (usually more than 72 hours), the greater the risk of major water mitigation needed in the home.

We have a few steps you can take before leaving your home to minimize the risk of damage.

  • Inspect your roof for missing or lose shingles (especially if your roof is older than 5 or 10 years)
  • Clean gutters and downspouts- If it is not safe for you to do so, have them professionally cleaned.
  • Check that your sump pump is working like it is supposed to.
  • Inspect appliances for leaks and replace old hoses.
  • Install water detectors. There are many products available in stores that will connect to Wi-Fi and instantly alert you of a water leak.
  • If you are going to be gone for an extended period, let a family member or neighbor know, and explain where the main water shut off is in case of an emergency.

If you have concerns about water damage and mold in your property, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 and let us help you.

Odor Removal and Deodorization

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Is there a lingering musty or unpleasant smell in your home or building? Sometimes, it could be hard to pinpoint where exactly it is coming from.

Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you deodorize your home or office.

As experts in deodorization, our technicians will identify the source of the odor and completely remove it. We do not just mask the odor and we do not take any shortcuts. The crew will clean off residues and use sprays or foggers to deodorize various surfaces. They are trained to use different equipment and techniques to tackle different situations (ex. air scrubbers, ventilation box fans, ozone generator, photocatalytic oxidizer, etc.)

At the end of the process the technicians will advise you if there is a need to get your carpets professionally cleaned or if you should invest in HVAC filters or an air purifier system.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO Clayton County has the experience and training needed to get rid of any lingering smells. Call us today- 678-591-7310.

New Franchise Ownership!

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

two men in a warehouse Michael Crawford and Ryan Braswell

Our franchise has had a new change in ownership!!

They are the proud owners of three franchises: SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, SERVPRO of Clayton County, and SERVPRO of Decatur.  

Here is a little bit about the new owners:

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 and now is the proud owner of 3 franchises along his brother-in-law, Ryan Braswell.

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.

IICRC- What is it & why you should hire a company that is certified?

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)  is a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. It provides standards and certifications.  

When dealing with any type of water damage, mold remediation, fire damage, storm events, etc., it is extremely important to hire a professional company with vast experience in dealing with these types of situations and that can provide the necessary certifications. 

When you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, rest assure that our technicians have the knowledge, training, and necessary equipment to handle any size disaster. Our employees go through extensive training with our in-house Training Specialist in order to pass the exam showing that they are IICRC Certified.

Call our IICRC-certified company today- 678-432-3003.

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

Do you need an air purifier in your home?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

According to IQAir, the most polluted cities in Georgia are

  1. Warner Robins
  2. Macon
  3. Albany
  4. McDonough
  5. Valdosta
  6. Atlanta

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a few experiments on human exposure to air pollutants and they found that the indoor levels of pollutants, such as wood burning, smoke from tobacco, dust mites, mold, nitrogen dioxide, pet dander, radon, etc. were two to five times (an in certain situations more than 100 times) higher than outdoor levels of pollutants. During the spring and summer there is an added risk due to the fact that humidity and high temperatures can increase the concentration of some pollutants. 

An easy fix to improve the air quality of your home is invest in a good air purifier. Check Consumer Reports’ Air Purifier Buying Guide to find the best for your family. Make sure you choose one with a good filtration system such as HEPA filters,

If you are worried about mold in your home, call an experience company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you- 678-432-3003.

What is SERVPROXIDE™?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO has its own line of cleaning products?  

One of our favorite products to use is SERVPROXIDE™. It is a disinfectant that kills 99.999% of virus and bacteria cells when it comes in contact with these cells on hard and soft surfaces. It can be used every day and the best part is that it is not a bleach, so you do not need any protective gear while using it and it.  

This amazing product uses a unique chemical compound called chlorine dioxide, and it has the lowest toxicity rating given by the EPA. It is safe to use around your children, babies, the elderly, and furry friends since there are no fragrance added to it.

If you have any questions about this amazing product, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County professionals to help you- 678-432-3003.

Do you need Continuing Education Credits?

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we have our very own Training Specialist that specializes in Insurance and Real Estate Continuing Education Classes.

Insurance CE

On March 31st, we have Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. On April 28th, we have two classes: Restoring Contaminated Buildings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Deodorization of Malodors from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

We will provide complimentary lunches.

Location: SERVPRO Conference Room- 934 Dailey Mill Rd., McDonough

Real Estate CE

On April 14th we will be teaching Restorative Drying for Water Damage from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be sponsored by Allied International.

Location: Wildwood Center, Marietta

Here are some of the CE courses that we offer:

  • Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Restoring Contaminated Buildings
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents
  • Ethics
  • Biohazard Cleanup

If you are interested in signing up, call Eric Schwadron 678-432-3003. After you take the class, we will mail you the Completion Certificates.

Click here to find available classes in Georgia.

Have you heard about our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned services?

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

tabletop display Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond your regular janitorial cleaning. We go above and beyond and perform a proactive viral pathogen cleaning.

We follow the three Cs: Consult, Clean, and Certify

Consult

One of our managers will contact you to assess your cleaning needs, depending on the type of industry, business type and size, foot traffic, amount of high frequency touchpoint surfaces, etc.

Clean

Our highly trained biohazard cleaning specialists will begin the cleaning process, always adhering to the latest CDC standards and guidelines. We will use EPA-approved products, including our own SERVPROXIDE (a hospital-grade disinfectant).  

Certify

Should your employees and customers that you have taken all the necessary steps to keep them safe. We will give you a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window decal and tabletop to place on high-trafficked areas.

If you want to learn more about our services, call us at 678-432-3003.

Water Damage Tips for Homeowners

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

If you’ve never had to deal with water damage, it could be hard to know where to start. SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has some tips for property owners.

  • The first thing you should do is shut off the water source (only if it is safe to do so)
  • DO NOT use your regular vacuum to remove water
  • Get your mop out and remove excess water
  • Blot damp surfaces
  • Place aluminum foil or blocks under furniture legs
  • Do not put cushion covers in the washing machine
  • Let leather goods dry at room temperature
  • If colorful area rugs are wet, remove them from the carpet
  • If there is a chance that the ceilings are wet, do not turn light fixtures or fans on

The key to minimize water damage is to act fast. IF you have any questions or need help with the drying process, contact SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003.

The risks of mold after water damage

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

If homeowners do not deal with unattended water damage quickly, in as little as 24 to 48 hours mold can become a problem and cause major damage in your residence or business; that is why it is so important to address any signs of mold immediately.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle any size mold problem. One of our Mold Remediation Managers will inspect the damage for visible signs of what appears to be microbial growth, prepare a remediation proposal, and once it is approved our crew will start the process of remediating the affected area.

If you have concerns about water damage and mold in your property, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 and let us help you.

Flooded basement due to heavy rain

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

If you are dealing with a flooded basement, make sure you call a restoration company with the experience needed to tackle this type of water damage.

At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, our crew has the necessary equipment to pump out the water from your basement and start the drying process. Do not leave standing water for a long period because basements are prime spots for mold to spread.

Useful tips to prevent further damage: Clean the gutters regularly, invest in a good sump pump, buy flood sensors (choose one where you get alerts sent straight to your phone), and protect basement windows with a window well cover.

Hire a qualified flood restoration company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help with your flooded basement- 678-432-3003.

Water damage due to severe storm

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

If you need us call us at 678-432-3003

At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, we get a lot of calls after a storm passes through our area. A lot of roofs get damaged and homeowners need help with tarps, boarding up damaged windows and walls, and drying their home.

After a storm, pay close attention to your ceiling. If you start seeing paint blisters or dark spots, check your attic for signs of wet insulation and call a roofer to inspect missing shingles or holes due to falling branches.

If you think you have water damage, call a reliable company with the necessary experience to deal with any size water disaster.

After a storm, take action and call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays).

Have you heard about our new Cleaning Program?

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

Call us at 678-432-3003 for a free quote

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a new defensive pathogen cleaning program that does a lot more than regular janitorial cleaning services.

You can trust the crew at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to provide a higher standard of service to your commercial and residential properties.

We can tailor a plan that fits your needs, such a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning visits. Our crews use a proprietary EPA approved cleaning solution to fog and disinfect high-touch points, always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination protocols set by the CDC.

We will also provide a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield you can put on your front window, tabletop signs and other digital emblems to show your employees and customers that you take their health and safety seriously.

Call us at 678-432-3003 for a free quote or get more information here.

Prepare for Thunderstorms

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms occur year-round but they are more common during the spring and summer months, and on average they typically last 30 minutes.

According to the National Weather Service Storm Data, there are an average of 43 lightning fatalities per year

Do you know the difference between a storm watch and a storm warning?

  • watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It only means that it is possible for a thunderstorm to occur.
  • warning means severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

BE PREPARED

  • Check the forecast often to see if you are in the storm path
  • Sign up for phone notifications
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Make a family communication plan
  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Shutter windows and secure outside doors
  • Unplug electronic equipment before the storm hits

If your home or business has sustained damages, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003.

There is No Job We Can't Handle

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specializes in water, fire, storm, and mold remediation for commercial and residential properties. No job is too big or too small for us! We can handle any of your restorations needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We have a fully equipped 30,000 sq. ft. warehouse and highly trained technicians that can respond to any size disaster. We are here to assist you with any damages that might arise, and we will not quit until it looks “Like it never even happened.”

Clients for the commercial large loss program include:

  • Universities and schools
  • Municipalities
  • Property management facilities
  • Hospitality industry
  • Medical Facilities
  • Warehouses

Contact SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003 or send us a message here

Fire Damage and Hidden Dangers

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Figuring out what to do or where to start after a fire can be overwhelming for homeowners.

Structural Damage

Make sure to inspect the structural integrity of your home. Make sure to inspect walls, floors, staircases, foundation, etc.  

Electrical Damage

If the fire was severe, contact an electrician to inspect the wiring around your home. Contact a repair service if you suspect your appliances were affected by the fire. You don’t want to risk starting another fire.

Soot

Soot can cause real damage to your personal belongings. Within minutes, it can discolor plastic surfaces, and within hours it can stain grout, metals, countertops, appliances, and furniture finishes. In a few days it can permanently stain walls, upholstery, clothes, and floors.

Asbestos

Breathing asbestos fibers could be very dangerous, specially for children and the elderly. Homes built prior to 1980 are more susceptible to these dangers, that is why professional remediation is used when dealing with a fire.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are here to help with all of your remediation and restoration needs! Call us at 678-432-3003.

How to deal with a contaminated water damage

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

If you have any questions, call us at 678-432-3003

Contaminated water, sometimes called black water or category 3 water, is extremely unsanitary.  

Calling an experienced company to deal with this type of damage can increase the chances of successfully restoring your home or business to its preloss condition. Do not touch anything that has been in contact with sewage, seawater, or standing water with your bare hands. If you must enter the affected area, please consider wearing gloves, boots, and a face mask to avoid contact with contaminated items and prevent exposure to unknown hazards.

If you are dealing with this type of water damage, do not take unnecessary risks and call the experts at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003.

Note: If you believe you have been exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Call your local health department or doctor.

Cleaning up after a fire

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

Dealing with the aftermath of a residential fire can be very traumatic. How extensive the damage is depends on the intensity of the fire, how long it burned for, and several other factors. If the outside of your home was damaged, contact a professional company to restore the property to its pre-fire condition.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has the right equipment and technicians to clean all types of stonework (such as brick and concrete) and use straightforward cleaning techniques to restore the outside of your property.

Our crew can inspect the damage, and if there is no structural damage, use a mild cleaning solution to wash the smoke and soot damage from different surfaces. Real damage occurs when combustible materials burn for a long time and the only way to clean surfaces is by jet washing them.  

If you need help restoring your home after a fire give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County a call at 678-432-3003!

Storm Cleanup- We are Ready for Any Size Disaster

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County’s large loss specialists are ready to help you after these summer storms hit. Dealing with the cleanup after a storm can be overwhelming, that is why you should contact a company with years of experience in the restoration business.  

Do not let a storm devastate your life, instead be prepared for anything it has to throw at you! Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today to schedule an appointment- 678-432-3003

We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

  • Residential properties
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities

If you find yourself in a situation where your house (or business) has been affected by storm damage, call us today and we will make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County- Here To Help 24/7

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today 678-432-3003

Storm damage can happen without warning around this time of year. It could be due to heavy rain, wind, hail, down trees, etc.

This year we have received many of calls from homeowners requesting our help to remediate the damage in their basements and homes. We always tell them that safety should be their priority. It is always better to wait for a professional to say it is safe to go back inside.

Trust a restoration company to assess the damage and get started with the cleanup process. SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is always storm ready. We have more than 20 years of experience dealing with natural disasters across the southeast.

Our technicians have the equipment and training necessary to tackle any size disaster. Call us today 678-432-3003

Steps to take after experiencing a water damage

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Seeing your home with standing water, sagging ceilings, or damaged floors can be a traumatic and stressful experience. There are a few things you can do while waiting for SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to get there. First think you should do is shut off the water. If there is a lot of standing water, you can move things to higher ground, or other rooms that were not affected. Document the damage by taking pictures, you never know if you might need them later. Avoid using electricity of any appliances, if you think it necessary, turn off the power completely. 

Our highly trained professionals are prepared to deal with any type of water damage. They will come to your home do a walk-through assess the damage and determine a plan of action. You can talk to them about any concerns you might have, and they will answer all your questions. After the work has been completed, we will schedule a final walk through to ensure your satisfaction.

Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today- 678-432-3003

Water Damage Restoration for Daycare Facilities

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

It is important for Daycare centers to have a plan in place in case of a fire or water emergency. 

At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we know that the most important thing is the children and staff’s safety. We work closely with management to ensure that daily operations can resume quickly and keep disruptions to a minimum. Our office staff will work directly with your insurance provider if you choose to file a claim. 

We can also help you set up a READY Profile for your daycare. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water  damage can affect your business.

If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency at an assisted living facility, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have more than 20 years of experience in the restoration business to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County…Faster to Any Size Disaster!

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

After a storm, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are prepared to help you with any size disaster. We specialize in storm and flood damage restoration.

Our professionals have the necessary training and equipment to make sure that your home or business is restored to its preloss condition. The key to minimize the damage after a storm is to act quickly, since mold can develop in as little as 24 to 48 hours. 

Dealing with the aftermath of a storm is devastating…call the experts to guide you through the restoration process. We are locally owned and operated, so we can start the mitigation process right away. Contact us here or call 678-432-3003 if you need help with

  • Flooding caused by heavy rains
  • Tornadoes and wind damage
  • Hurricanes
  • Wildfires

After a commercial water emergency… call the team in green to help you

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

Call us 24/7 at 678-432-3003

Storm and water damage events in commercial properties can wreak havoc for business owners and property managers. Commercial water remediation jobs are complex, that is why you need to hire a company with the experience as knowledge necessary to tackle those kinds of jobs.

At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we are ready to handle any size disaster, from a small water clean up to a large-scale event. We know that for businesses every hour that the business is closed, it translates to an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Depending on how extensive the damage is, normal operations can resume quickly while our team works to restore the property to its preloss condition.

About SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County specialize in the cleanup and restoration of commercial properties after a water damage event. Our crew and staff are highly trained in property damage restoration. If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is here to help! Call us 24/7 at 678-432-3003.

Different Classes of Fire

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

There are several types of fire damage, and it depends on the fuel source.

Class A

Class A fires are caused by combustible materials such as wood, paper, fabric, plastics, and rubber. You can usually put out this type of fire with water.

Class B

Class B fires contain flammable liquids like paint, turpentine, gas, grease, and different alcohols.

Class C

Class C fires involve electrical equipment found in computers, servers, appliances, transformers, etc.

Class D

Class D fires are cause by combustible metals like potassium, titanium, aluminum, magnesium, sodium, and lithium.

Class K

Class K fires are caused by grease and cooking oils.

It is important to use the right fire extinguisher for each type of fire.

Check the pressure gauge on all fire extinguishers today to make sure the gauge’s needle indicates proper pressure (Green zone)

Every single homeowner should have at least one fire extinguisher in their home (preferably one on every level). For homes, it is recommended to have a multi-purpose fire extinguisher class ABC. If you have questions about how to use one, call your local fire department.

If you recently experienced a fire in your home, please call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you with the cleanup process. 678-432-3003.

What do you do after a fire?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

After a fire, call the experts at 678-432-3003

After a residential fire, when the fire department has left and the fire is out, homeowners are left alone to deal with the aftermath of the disaster.

You probably do not have the tools and equipment needed to remove the smell of smoke and soot from your home. Even if the fire was contained and put out relatively quickly, hot smoke migrates to cooler areas around the home and can affect other levels of your property. Smoke can travel through plumbing systems, pipes and go up several stories.

That is why you should call a professional restoration company like SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County with more than 20 years of experience in the business. We can provide the expertise to clean your home and restore it to its pre-damage days.

Call us today- 678-432-3003

Water Damage After a Storm

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today at 678-432-3003

Be proactive and inspect your home for early signs of water damage every couple of months. Check for cracks in the foundation, inspect your basement or crawlspace for any signs of moisture, check your roof for missing shingles, check around windows and doors for any indication of water damage or mold. Inspect behind appliances, like the fridge, freezers, or washing machines. Check the plumbing around tubs, toilets and sinks for leaks.

Dealing with water damage can be a headache for homeowners. Water damage could happen suddenly during or after a storm, over time (a slow drip behind an appliance, seepage from cracks in the foundation, missing shingles damaging the attic), or for no reason at all (pipe burst, broken water heater, sewage backup, etc.). The key to minimize the damage is to act right away and call the experts.

If you do see signs of water damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you remediate the damage. Our highly trained technicians have the right equipment and expertise to extract -the water and restore your home to its preloss condition.

Call us today at 678-432-3003, we are available to help 24/7.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County provide Fire, Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today- 678-432-3003

At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we know how devastating it is to experience fire damage in your home. We have more than 20 years of experience helping people take control of their lives after a traumatic fire event. We offer a variety of services to help with the fire and smoke damage.

Ceilings & Walls

Our experts in the Fire Crew will perform a walk through, inspect the damage to the ceiling, walls, and the rest of the structure and come up with a scope of work. They will immediately start the cleaning process, and at the end they will determine if it is necessary to proceed with repairs such as demo, paint, etc.

Flooring

Depending on the extent of the fire damage, your flooring might have to be replaced. If the carpet was not damaged, but the smell of smoke still lingers in the room, our highly trained technicians will do a deep cleaning with the necessary equipment and products to protect your floors.

Duct work

During the walk through, our technicians will inspect the duct work and HVAC System to determine if they were affected by smoke or soot. They will start the cleaning process to properly deodorize and clean the affected systems.

We know that our Fire Technicians can make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime disaster strikes-6789-432-3003.

The Aftermath of a Commercial Loss

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

We are available 24/7

The aftermath of a water or fire damage can be a traumatic experience for business owners, specially if they are forced to shut down for an undetermined length of time, depending on the extent of the damage. At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, our number one priority is returning the structure to its preloss condition as quickly as possible.

Unplanned interruptions can be devastating for businesses, that is why Property Managers and business owners need to hire professionals with years of experience to handle commercial losses. When you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, you know your call will be answered by highly trained technicians and managers to help you with the recovery process. Our professionals will ensure the safety of your employees and tenants and they will work restlessly to minimize the interruption of the business’ daily operations.

We have more than 30 years of experience doing water mitigation jobs for multi-level commercial buildings, multi-tenant facilities, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, senior centers, daycares, and warehouses.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are here to guide Property Managers and owners and help every step of the way and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Contact us here or call 678-432-3003

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today at  678-432-3003 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Safety tips for a wonderful BBQ season

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Stay safe this grilling season!

As the weather gets warmer, more people around Henry and Clayton county fire up their grills to prepare a nice dinner for the whole family. Spring and summer are when most grilling fires occur, that is why you should follow these tips to keep you, your family, and your property safe this BBQ season.

NFPA suggests the following tips for grilling:

  • Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.
  • The grill should be placed away the home or deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.
  • Children and pets should be at least three feet away from the grill area.
  • Keep your grill clean by removing grease and fat buildup from the grates and trays below.
  • Never leave your grill unattended.

If you had an unfortunate incident with your grill and need assistance, please call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today- 678-432-3003. Our technicians can respond immediate to any size disaster. We are available 24/7/365.

Thermal Imaging Technology

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal Imaging Camera at work

When our technicians scope a job, they use state of the art technology to detect moisture found in wet materials like walls, ceilings, floors, etc. At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County, we use Thermal Imaging Cameras (Infrared cameras) to find hidden wet spots that would have gone undetected otherwise.

Thermal cameras detect temperature by recognizing and capturing different levels of infrared light. This light is invisible to the naked eye. All objects emit infrared radiation, and it’s one of the ways that heat is transferred. The hotter an object is, the more infrared radiation it produces. Thermal cameras can see this radiation and convert it to an image that can be seen on a screen.

With the help of the Thermal Imaging Cameras, our crews have been able to find roof leaks, leaky pipes behind walls, and condensation problems. The use of these cameras also benefits the homeowner since it minimizes unnecessary demolition of walls, floors, etc.  

If you think you have water damage in your home, please call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, and SERVPRO of Clayton County today at 678-432-3003.

** Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/294076/how-does-thermal-imaging-work/

We are Cleaning Experts

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, 678-432-3003

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, 678-432-3003

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County… Faster to any size disaster

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

When considering what restoration company to use after a water or fire disaster in your home or commercial property, choose a company with the resources to get the job done and guide you through the process.

We understand that speed matters when it comes to fire and water mitigation. We have developed ways to streamline the process so that decisions can me made as fast as possible.  

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County provides emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a locally owned company with national resources. SERVPRO has more than 1700 franchises in the USA and Canada with Disaster Recovery Teams located all over the country.

Call a company with more than 20 years in the restoration business- 678-432-3003.

Restore vs. Replace… what is the difference?

3/20/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding and SERVPRO of Clayton County our goal is to minimize the disruption to tenants, owners, and property managers after a fire or water damage.

The cost of replacement after a loss is higher than the cost of restoration. It is very important that you work with a restoration company that does not have a “demo everything” approach to the process. Restoring versus replacing also helps with the recovery time, since the job is completed faster, and it reduces business interruption.

We are committed to provide immediate service to the residents of Henry, Spalding and Clayton County. Our employees are trained to perform quality service and communicate with the homeowner or property manager every step of the way.

We will work hard to get your property to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today at 678-432-3003.

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

For more information call 678-432-3003

One of the reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County for your Water Restoration or Fire Restoration needs is because we use our own proprietary products to restore your home or business to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our Corporate office has an exclusive division called The SERVPRO® Professional Cleaning Products (SPCP) made up of one chemist and two blenders in charge of making quality products used to deodorize, clean, decontaminate, etc.

There are hundreds of products offered in SERVPRO’s cleaning line, including some environmentally friendly ones.

SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. By being a part of this initiative we can access CleanGredients, or environmentally friendly cleaning products, commonly referred to as green chemistry.

If you would like to learn more about our products, please visit SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County’s website.  

When disaster strikes… call a company with more than 20 years of experience in the business

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

If you need our help, call us at 678-432-3003

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is a locally owned and operated business. We specialize in the restoration of residential and commercial properties after a water or fire damage, mold, or storm event.

Our crew chiefs, production technicians, managers and office staff have the experience, training and the equipment to tackle any size disaster. We will walk you through the entire restoration process.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has more than 20 years of experience in the business dealing with water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, commercial cleaning, etc.

We are here to help provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Call us at 678-432-3003.

Residential Continuing Education Classes

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County offers a variety of credit courses for insurance adjusters and insurance agents at no cost. We provide all the material needed and we offer a complimentary lunch.

Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County every year

  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Cleaning and Restoring Smoke-Damaged Contents
  • Deodorization of Malodors
  • Ethics
  • Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS)
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage
  • Restoring Contaminated Buildings
  • Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
  • Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration
  • Water Seminar

If you want to learn more about our CE Classes, please give us a call at 678-432-3003 or email our Continuing Education Instructor at eschwadron@SERVPRO8537.com

To check our upcoming classes, please click here

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County Key Differentiators

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today at 678-432-3003

We know there are choices in our market when it comes to Disaster Restoration. So why would you choose SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County for your emergency needs? There are a number of reasons that you should know about!

  1. Experienced Project Managers – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has dedicated Commercial Project Managers with over 50 years of Disaster Restoration experience. That experience ensures that your project will be handled right and professionally.
  1. Communication – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County places a high premium on daily project communication. You have other things to do in your day, however you also need information. Day or night, our Project Managers will keep you in the loop as to what is going on at your building’s project so you aren’t walking into work with unknowns. Information is power.
  1. DryBook Mobile – Do you know how much drying equipment needs to be placed? Likely not. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County utilizes DryBook, a proprietary software package owned by SERVPRO Industries, which allows technicians to effectively track drying progress, but also ensures that only the amount of equipment suggested by the industry standard IICRC s500 is placed. This provides piece of mind to our business clients in knowing that we are only placing equipment that is needed to dry the building, not pad the bill.

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

Why Choosing an IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration Company is Important

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

IICRC Certified

It is important to call an IICRC-certified professional company to help you with water damage in your home. At first, it may not seem like a big deal to tackle the problem with a DIY remediation (especially if there is not extensive damage) but it might end up costing you a lot more in the future if it wasn’t done properly.

Our highly trained technicians 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.

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. IF a company has this certification, it has proven that they have the resources and equipment to manage any number of jobs, small or large.

For help restoring your commercial or residential space after a water loss, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties/SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003

Fire and Water Damage Restoration for Assisted Living Facilities in Henry, Spalding and Clayton Counties

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

Call us today- 678-432-3003

There are so many things that can cause a fire or water damage at an assisted living facility (an overflowing toilet, an unattended pan left on the stove, the sprinkler system damaging several units on multiple floors, etc.) and can disrupt the daily schedule of its residents.

Our technicians received extensive training and know that the most important thing is the residents’ safety. They know how to position our equipment so they would not be in the way of guests. They will work with the facility’s staff to keep disruptions to a minimum, so residents can continue with their regular schedules and your facility can resume with daily operations as usual. Our office staff will work directly with your insurance provider if you choose to file a claim.

If you are dealing with a fire or water emergency at an assisted living facility, call SERVPRO of of Henry & Spalding Counties/SERVPRO of Clayton County at 678-432-3003. We have the knowledge, experience, and the right equipment to deal with any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How a Leaky Fridge can Create a Huge Headache for Homeowners

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

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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)

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)

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)

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.

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

Experiencing a residential fire can be extremely traumatic and cause significant emotional distress to the family.

Learn how you can make a simple purchase and prevent a fire from wreaking havoc in your life. All you have to do is install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) conducted a survey  and found that 96% of households have at least one smoke detector in the home. If you are part of the 4%, drive to your closest hardware store and purchase one for as little as $9.00. Having a smoke detector could save your life. Three of every five deaths during a fire happen in homes with no smoke detectors.

The NFPA recommends that you should have a smoke detector inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.

If you already have a few smoke detectors in your home, make sure there are no missing or disconnected batteries. A good tip is to change the batteries every time you change your clocks for daylight savings day.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties is available for emergency fire damage restoration services when you need them most. Call 678-432-3003.  

Why Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties?

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Let us give you a few reasons why you should call a trusted and reliable water restoration company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties after experiencing a water damage in your home.

  • We have more than 20 years of experience in the water restoration business. Danny and Patti Brown purchased SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties more than 20 years ago and have been working tirelessly to make it one of the best in the industry. They have some of the most advanced water drying equipment and treatments.
  • We are ready to handle any size disaster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). Our technicians know how important it is to act fast when it comes to a water emergency. They will act quickly and efficiently to start removing the water and stop further damage.
  • Our team is IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) Certified. This organization sets the standards for cleaning, inspection and restoration industry. Our team participates in ongoing training at our SERVPRO corporate offices and with our Training Specialist.

If you are dealing with water damage, call the experts at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today. Contact us online or call us at 678-432-3003

Having problems with your flooded basement? Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties now

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

We have been dealing with quite a few t-storms and heavy rains this month in Henry County. With so much rain comes super-saturated soil. When the ground gets saturated, its ability to absorb water decreases and all that water might end up finding its way into your basement.

Sadly, it is not that uncommon for us to get quite a few phone calls regarding flooded basements after heavy rainfall. Since your basement is in the lowest level of your home (partially or completely below ground) it is relatively easy for water to sip in.

Other reasons for your basement to flood are sewer backups, foundation problems, hot water heater failure, or a natural disaster.

If you basement recently flooded, call the experts at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties. We have the experience, the knowledge and the equipment necessary to restore your basement to its preloss condition. Contact us online or call 678-432-3003.

Stay safe during bad weather

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

Storms are really common during the summer in Henry County and July is a prime month for pulse thunderstorms. The average storm only lasts about thirty minutes, but it can cause severe damages due to strong winds, hail and lighting strikes.

Listen to the local news or the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radio to see when can you expect severe weather.

When should you seek shelter? If there is a watch or a warming issued for severe thunderstorms that means that you should head or stay indoors, since sever weather is imminent in your area. Avoid using any of your electronics, appliances, etc. until the storm has passed. Keep a safe distance away from windows and glass doors. Don’t forget about your furry friends, and bring them inside too.  

Visit www.redcross.org to learn more about thunderstorm safety.

If your home or business is damaged from a storm call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003!

What does Category 1, 2 and 3 Water mean?

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

One of the first things our water technicians learns while training is the difference between Category 1, 2 and 3 Water and how to treat each damage.

Category 1 Water just means it is clean water and it does not pose a risk if a person comes in contact with it. It could be from faucets, water fountains, the bathtub. Category 1 water can change to category 2 or 3 if it comes into contact with other sources, surfaces or materials.

Category 2 Water or “gray water” damage come from toilet bowls with urine, washing machines, dishwashers, and sump pump failures. This type of water contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants.

Category 3 Water or “black water” is the most dangerous type of classification. It is extremely unsanitary, since it contains pathogenic, toxigenic and many types of harmful bacteria. This type of water could cause sever illnesses or even death if ingested. Sewage backup, flooding, standing water and ground surface water are categorized as 3.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties is available 24 hours a day and has the knowledge and experience to deal with any of these categories for water. Call us at 678-432-3003 and let us handle this disaster for you!

Here are some tips you can implement to keep your property and employees safe in case of a fire emergency

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know what are the fire safety rules and regulations for your building in Henry County?

If you are not sure of the safety requirements, call your local government office and inquire about their fire safety handbook. If they don’t have a handbook, ask if a fire marshal can inspect your business and let you know of any issues you might have overlooked.

Make sure fire extinguishers are in working order, and that employees are properly trained on how to use them. A refresher training shall be provided at least once a year. Invest in an automatic sprinkler system. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor.

Have an evacuation plan in case of an emergency, and let your employees know of what and where they need to go. Make sure all the exit signs and emergency lights are inspected and are in working order and that all the exit doors/access will not be blocked.

After a Fire, Call SERVPRO of Decatur to help you with the cleanup process

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

Homeowners don’t know where to start with the cleanup process after experiencing a fire emergency for the first time.

Most people are so focused on fixing the inside of the home that they neglect the outside. After a severe fire, there is a chance that the brick or stonework outside of the home was affected as well.

SERVPRO of Decatur is a professional restoration company with more than 20 years of experience in the business and we can provide the expertise to clean your home and restore it to its pre-damage days.

We use different cleaning techniques depending on how severe the damage is. For light stains, our technicians will use mild cleaning agents to remove the soot and smoke damage off the surface. For moderate stains, we need to act quickly and remove the soot and prevent it from corroding the surface. If there are heavy stains, we recommend jet washing to make sure we remove all the soot and the damage.

If you need help restoring your home after a fire give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties a call at 678-432-3003!

Things to do around the house before a storm hits

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

We’ve had a couple of weeks with severe storms in Henry County. Although it is hard to prepare for a storm, there are a few things you can do to minimize the damage to your home when severe weather strikes.

  • Clean the gutters at least twice a year. If you can’t do it yourself, hire a professional to help you
  • Check the front and back yard for dead or rotting trees. If you spot big dangling limbs, be sure to trim them. Even medium size tree limbs can damage your roof and cause interior damage to your home
  • If your roof is more than five or ten years old, be sure to inspect it for loose shingles and sheathing
  • Secure your outdoor furniture, umbrellas, grills, tables to prevent those objects from damaging your deck or windows

In the event that a storm damages your home or business, the team at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties is ready to help, Call us today at 678-432-3003.

Prepare for an emergency

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today and we will help you with your ERP

It’s that time of year again…Hurricane Season, but are you prepared in case of a natural disaster emergency? Does your family have a plan in place? Do you have a designated meeting place in case phone lines are down? What is your shelter plan? These are important questions that can be thought of and put in place in advance.

It is so important for homeowners to be prepared for storms and different types of natural disasters. It is a lot easier to come up with a plan now, than in the middle of an emergency.

Get the whole family involved. Tell them where to meet, where to go in case you cannot get to your home, who will be the emergency contact to let them know everyone is safe. Print important phone numbers, such as for police, fire, school, work, and relatives. Have an escape route from each room in your home. Think about investing in a fireproof safe to keep all the important documents there. If you have pets, make sure to think about a plan for them too.

Go to www.ready.gov/make-a-plan and get started today.

Go to www.ready.SERVPRO.com to complete your Emergency Ready Profile   

This summer keep your family safe with these tips

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

The National Fire Protection Association estimates that between 2012 and 2016, fire departments responded to more than 3500,000 structure fires per year.

Here are some easy things you can do around the house to prevent fire and smoke damage.

Before firing up your grill, make sure it is at least ten feet from the home, check grill hoses and make sure there are no leaks.  If you smell gas, turn off the propane tank immediately. Never light a gas grill with the lid closed.

If you are thinking about building or buying a fire pit for the family to enjoy s’mores in the evenings, make sure it is at least fifteen feet from your home. Build or place the fire pit on a solid and even surface, and NEVER leave the fireplace unattended.

Source- https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Campaigns/Fire-Prevention-Week/Fire-Facts

https://www.cpsc.gov/content/cpsc-releases-grill-safety-tips

Do you have an Emergency Plan in place for your business? Call us today and we can help

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Property Managers and business owners know that things can happen without much warning, it could be burglars breaking and entering in the middle of the night, a fire during a holiday, a burst pipe while you were on vacation, etc.

Some businesses never recover following a disaster. Those businesses that survive had some sort of plan in place. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties’ Emergency READY Profile (or ERP) is a tool you will always have in the palm of your hand...an App on your phone. By completing the ERP, you will have access to the property details, property location, building access, blueprints of the building, utilities information, emergency contacts, photos of the shut off locations, etc.

To learn more about SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile you can visit ready.SERVPRO.com or call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003.

Fire Damage Restoration

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today 678-432-3003

When SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties arrives at a homeowner’s home to help with fire damage, the first thing we must do is determine what kind of fire damage we are dealing with. It could be that it is smoke or soot damage, damage caused by the fire department, structural damage, or all of the above. Rest assure, that when you call us you are getting highly trained professionals ready to help. We have fire and smoke restoration technicians, odor control technicians, upholstery and fabric cleaning technicians to help and get you back to your normal life.

We offer a variety of services after a fire

  • Fire and smoke cleaning
  • Pack outs
  • Content Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Demo
  • Additional Storage
  • Emergency Board-Ups

If you need SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties professionals to clean and restore your property after a fire emergency, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- 678-432-3003.

How To Restore Your Business in Henry County After A Water Damage Event

7/9/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today- 678-432-3003.

Dealing with a commercial water damage emergency presents unique challenges for businesses. Property Managers and business owners need to rely on a trusted restoration company to help them after a water damage event. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has the knowledge, experience and trained professionals to deal with any commercial job and save the business time and money.

We help business owners with small cleanups or major water loss jobs. We understand that every minute your business is closed is a minute of lost revenue, that is why we work fast to make it “Like it never even happened” and normal operations can resume as soon as possible.

We offer water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold remediation, emergency board-ups, etc. If you have any questions, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today to learn more about our services- 678-432-3003.

Deodorization after a fire

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today at 678-432-3003

It’s very hard for all the odors to dissipate after a fire and it can take a long time to “go away” on its own. If you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding  Counties we can help you accelerate the process as fast as possible.

Our SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties technicians will identify the source to see which specific deodorization method will help with the odor. They will use deodorant pellets to absorb odors, water-based odor counteractants and Wet Mist Deodorizers to control the smoke smells, and fog deodorizers to neutralize smoke-related odors. They may opt to use sealers to seal a surface to capture the remaining odors.

We also have state of the art equipment to help the process along, like an ozone generator, air filtration devices, photocatalytic oxidizers, and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) mister.

If you are having a hard time getting rid of strong smells after a fire, call us today at 678-432-3003.

What happens once you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties about a water damage

6/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you have any questions call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003

Our dispatcher will contact you to see what day and time works for you for our technicians to inspect the damage.  

The Crew Chief will call you and let you know that they are on their way and give you an estimated time of arrival.

They will conduct an initial inspection or walk-through, locate the source of loss and all the affected areas. They may ask you a few questions, such as how did the water damage occurred, when did it happen, etc.

After the crew chief determines what is affected by the water damage and how wet it really is, they will start to setup equipment and begin the mitigation process. They will discuss the plan of action with you, so you will always know what is going on.

Our highly trained technicians will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our goal is to make our customers feel comfortable about having us in their home or business.

Mold Infestation? Let the Pros at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Help

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today! 678-432-3003

When you call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties to help you get rid of mold in your house or business, you know you are getting a qualified restoration company and trained mold damage specialists to tackle the mold problem. It is important to inspect your property for any sing 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 creating the problem. It could be a leaking water heater, a busted pipe, a leaky roof, condensation, etc.  Once the source is completely fixed, we use different equipment to stabilize and clean the area. We place air scrubbers to remove the particles from the air, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores while the mold remediation takes place. We make sure to apply an antimicrobial treatment to remove mold colonies and to prevent new colonies from forming. Our specialists will remove and replace any infested porous materials, such as drywall, carpet, and carpet pad.

If you think you might have mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and let us help!

Is Mold Hiding In Your Crawl Space or Attic?

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let mold take over your attic, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today!

When was the last time you went up to the attic? It was probably during the holidays and you probably were not checking for signs of mold. What about the crawl space? Well most people would avoid going down into that dark place where eight legged creatures are hiding in dark places. The attic and crawl space are probably the scariest places in your home (we hope), and because they are scary we tend to avoid going anywhere near them if we can avoid it. In our experience, 95% of all mold problems in crawl spaces and attics go totally unnoticed for long periods of time due to the fact that most people do not spend any time there.

You will probably find mold in crawl spaces and attics during a home inspection, when homeowners are getting ready to put their house on the market. It is shocking to think that mold was present for who knows how long!

Don’t wait until you are ready to get your house inspected, be proactive and act now! Get a flashlight and go up there from time to time and look for signs of mold. If you see mold, call us right away, we can help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Spring Has Sprung, Now Go Ahead and Inspect Your HVAC Unit

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Inspect your HVAC Unit today!

Spring is the perfect season to clean your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). How long has it been since you last check your HVAC unit? If it’s been a while, it could be not functioning properly, circulating dust, malodors and other pollutants. Poor air quality in your home or business can affect your sleep, exacerbate allergies, etc. To prevent this from happening, make sure the vents and ducts are clean, change your air filters regularly, and make sure to use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter.

When in doubt, hire a professional to look at your HVAC unit. They will perform a thorough cleaning and make sure your unit is working properly. This will extend the life of the unit and save you money in the long run.     

Deodorization for your home or office

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Call us today- 678-432-3003

Is there a lingering musty or unpleasant smell in your home or office? Identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing so call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today and our IICRC-certified technician will help you get rid of any kind of bad odors.

As experts in deodorization, our odor control technicians will identify the source of the odor and completely remove it. Rest assured that we will not mask the odor or take any shortcuts. The crew will clean off residues, and use fog or sprays to deodorize different surfaces. If the smell is still present, they will place different equipment, such as a ventilation box fan, an ozone generator, a photocatalytic oxidizer, or an air scrubber to eliminate odor molecules. At the end of the process they will seal the affected surfaces to “seal in” any remaining malodors. The technicians will advise you if there is a need to get your carpets professionally deep-cleaned. You can also invest in an air purifying system, replace HVAC filters and regularly clean vents and ducts.

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has the experience needed to tackle the problem and get rid of any lingering smells. Call us today- 678-432-3003

Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Table decorated with the theme from the book Stars by Mary Lyn Ray

We were so lucky to sponsor a table at the Annual Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon on March 20th, 2019. This event brings together business leaders, educators, county representatives, and the whole Henry County community to raise money for a great cause. The Ferst Readers of Henry County provides children in this county with books from birth until they turn five years old.

Everybody participating in this event has so much fun each year because each table has a theme based on a book. This year we chose to decorate our table inspired by the book Stars by Mary Lyn Ray.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, the superintendent of Henry County Schools. During her speech, she emphasized the importance and the huge impact that reading to our children from a young age helps them succeed later in life.

Let us help you with your CE Credits

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties CE Class

Here at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties we have a full time Training Specialist that teaches Real Estate and Insurance Continuing Education Classes.

All of our Insurance CE Classes are held at our office in McDonough. We have three amazing classes coming up. On March 26th we have Understanding the Restoration Industry from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. On April 30th we have Deodorization of Malodors from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The location for our Real Estate Classes varies. Our next class will be on May 8th – Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We provide complimentary lunches for all of our classes.

If you are interested in signing up, give us a call at 678-432-3003. After you take the class, we will mail you the Completion Certificates.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

Call Us Today – 678-432-3003

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and a lot of your treasured possessions.  Timely response is the key to preventing further damage. SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This instant response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Rest assure that we only employ highly trained restorations technicians certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003

Dealing with broken supply lines in your home

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

If you have any questions, call us at 678-432-3003

Even though we are far from the ocean here in Henry County, that doesn’t mean we don’t deal with a fair amount of flooding in the area. Believe it or not most of the flooding calls we get come from broken supply lines in the home.

Supply lines are those thin hoses that run to the different appliances like refrigerators, dish washers, toilets, water heaters, washing machines, etc. The quality and price of these hoses vary drastically. Most people opt for the least expensive option without knowing that cheap hoses need to be checked and replaced often.

Swift bursts and slow drips can cause a considerable amount of damage which require flood mitigation and sometimes mold remediation. If you haven’t checked your supply lines in a while, now would be a good time to walk around your home and do so.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call today- 678-432-3003. SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration services

Pre-Planning for inclement weather

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Why Pre-Planning is the key to keep your business running during inclement weather

  • Talk to your security team and have pre assigned Evacuation Leaders/Alternate Evacuation Leaders. Make sure they know what to do and where to go in case of an emergency. Talk to them about different evacuation plans, mandatory evacuations, etc.
  • Make sure your tenants know where they should go within the building in case of an emergency.
  • Invest in a Weather Radio. You can purchase one for as little as $25.00 online
  • Have a comprehensive Emergency Plan in place. If you don’t have one already and would like to create one, call us today to set up a meeting to talk about our complimentary ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) App. You can quickly access all your emergency contacts through any device or online.

Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today at 678-432-3003

How to Safely Deal with Mold in your Home

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The most important thing to do if you see visible mold is to not disturb it. By trying to wipe it away you can unintentionally spread the mold incursion throughout your home. By disturbing the mold, you can release microscopic mold spores that become airborne and can spread inside your house.

Things you can do:

  • If possible, stay out of affected rooms.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and any fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties for mold remediation services.

Things you shouldn’t do:

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

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties 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 – 678-432-3003

Appliances and Water Damage

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Any of your appliances connected to a water line could potentially cause water damage. One of the most frequent problems that we see is water damage from a leaky refrigerator. Unlike other types of water damage, this can happen over a long period of time without the homeowner noticing it, since the damage is hidden under and behind the fridge.

If you have the ice maker connected to the water line, make sure the line fittings are secured. Check water valves and defrost drains for leaks or cracks.  If the fridge has a clogged defrost drain, the water will leak into the lower compartment of your fridge and run onto the floor. Condensation could be another reason why water is pooling around the fridge, since it can run down the walls and into the floor. The best way to avoid dealing with water damage cause by your fridge is to regularly check and maintain the appliance.

Source: https://www.hunker.com/12603583/my-refrigerator-has-water-on-the-floor-in-front-of-it-and-it-is-not-as-cold-as-it-should-be   

http://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-support-search-content?contentId=17382

Don’t let a water loss turn into a contaminated loss

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During the summer, if your business experiences a water loss where the power is shut off, the high temperatures and high humidity can cause microbes to grow much faster than one would think possible. We don’t like to think about it, but microbes are everywhere, and they can grow everywhere in your facility (wood, paper, drywall, insulation, carpet, etc.) These microbes become airborne and spread to other clean areas and create cross-contamination.

They key is to act fast to prevent a water loss job to grow into a contaminated loss.  If it is possible, and safe to do so, start extracting the water and get power restored as soon as possible. Decrease the temperature and moisture in the building. If possible try to keep humidity below 60 percent.

You need a company that is qualified to avoid microbe growth. Here at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, we are focused on reducing business interruption, reducing claims cost and minimizing callbacks. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate the problem quickly and safely.

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Commercial fire or water damage in Henry and Spalding counties

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There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business, and we know how important it is for Property Managers, building owners, and tenants to get the issue fixed as soon as possible and limit disruption to their business or organization.

Whether it's fire, water or mold damage, we are Here To Help® 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You will talk to a local person, not a call center thousands of miles away. We are proud of the work our highly trained professionals do. What is the SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties difference? We have an in-house training specialist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. Our IICRC WRT certified project managers, crew chiefs, and technicians get weekly training sessions to provide quality control and to ensure continual communication with the parties involved. We provide verbal and written communication daily with job process updates, and upon completing a job we offer a digital “Wrap-Up” with details of what was done on the job (First Notice of Loss, email communications, pictures, sketches, reports, etc.)

If your business suffers a major loss, call us today at 678-432-3003.

How to remove mold from carpet

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If you think you have mold in your carpet, you need to determine if what you see is really mold. Although test kits are available to purchase in many big box home improvement stores, understanding what a test result means requires the help of an expert. Therefore an Indoor Environmental Professional (IEP) should be contacted to inspect and test the suspected mold to determine the extent of the damage and what course of action needs to be taken.  

After the IEP gets the test results, they can advise you on the extent of the mold problem, the toxicity of the mold, and whether you can handle yourself or hire a certified remediator. If you choose to do it yourself, be smart and make sure you use adequate protection, because the most important thing is your health. Wear a respirator, gloves, goggles, etc.

If you are dealing with a bigger problem and need help, call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties today at 678-432-3003

Source: https://www.howtoremoveblackmold.com/how-to-remove-mold-from-carpet/

Do you think you have mold in your attic?

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We’ve had a pretty rainy and hot summer here in Henry & Spalding counties. Those are some ideal conditions where mold thrives, since it requires moisture and high temperatures to spread throughout our homes. If you can see something resembling mold…it is probably mold.

Prevention and maintenance is key to keep your attic mold free. Call a professional roofing company to inspect your roof and check for leaks. A small leak over a long period of time can cause extensive damage in your home.  

Inspect your attic regularly and make sure vents are not blocked by boxes, crates, critters, or insulation. If your HVAC system is in your attic, check to see if there are any leaks or excessive moisture around the unit (pay close attention to the condensate pan and drain line.) Make sure ducts from the kitchen or bathrooms run to the exterior of your home and not just the attic.

Types of Fire Extinguishers and how to use them

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PASS

It is important for your safety to have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen, but also that you have the RIGHT type to put out the most common house fires. It is recommended that you have one fire extinguisher on each level of your home. If you don’t know how to use a fire extinguisher, don’t worry about it. You can go to the Henry County or Spalding County fire department and they can train you.

Remember the word PASS

  • Pull- Pull the pin
  • Aim- Aim low at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze- Squeeze the lever above the handle.
  • Sweep- Sweep from side to side.

There are several classes of fire and you should use a specific type of fire extinguisher for each

  • Class A- Ordinary combustibles (wood, paper, textiles)
  • Class B- Flammable liquids (gasoline, diesel, oils)
  • Class C- Electrical appliances and tools
  • Class D- Flammable metals
  • Class K- Vegetable oils, animal oils, or fats in cooking appliances

For your home, it is recommended that you get a multi-purpose fire extinguisher Class ABC.

Source: https://www.totalburncare.com/PASS_firepage.htm

https://www.thekitchn.com/do-you-have-a-fire-extinguisher-in-your-kitchen-195770

Image Credit http://www.sdfire.in/training.html

How to prevent kitchen fires

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The kitchen is where most of the home fires occur.

More than 3,300 Americans die each year in fires and 15,000 are injured.  Here are a few tips to help prevent and remove kitchen fire hazards

  • Keep kitchen towels, oven mitts, plastic bags and curtains far from an open flame and the oven.
  • Don’t leave food on the stove unattended, since it only takes a second for a big fire to start.
  • Clean the stove and grill regularly to prevent grease buildup, since grease fires are one of the worst. Remember NEVER pour water on a grease fire
  • NEVER use your oven to heat your home.
  • Make sure all the burners and the oven are turned off.
  • Unplug electric appliances when you are not using them.
  • If possible wear short sleeves, since wide sleeves can catch fire without you even noticing it.
  • Install a smoke detector in a hallway close to the kitchen.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Check our blog about Fire Extinguishers to learn more.  

Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/data/statistics/fire_death_rates.html

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Avoid-Kitchen-Fires-Use-Red-Cross-Tips

Tips to protect your basement from storm damage and flooding

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Weather incidents account for more than half of all homeowners’ insurance claims according to the Insurance Journal. If you don’t want your beautiful finished basement to become an indoor pool after a bad storm… follow these tips.  

  • Prevention and maintenance is key.
    • Try to keep as much of that rain water away from your home.
    • Look at the grade of your backyard and make sure it slopes away from your home (and not towards your basement)
    • Clean the gutters regularly
    • Repair any cracks in the wall or floor
    • Invest in a sump pump
    • Review your insurance policy and check for flood insurance
    • Ask your security company about flood sensors. New technology allows you to monitor your basement from your phone.

Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/04/06/404400.htm

Tornado Warning vs. Tornado Watch

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We’ve had an incredibly stormy summer around Henry and Spalding counties. A few days ago, we were under a tornado watch, but what does that mean? Do you know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch? Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms and it is important to be knowledgeable about these differences.

The National Weather Service says that an easy way to remember the difference is Tornado Watch- Be Prepared! Tornado Warning- TAKE ACTION!

A Tornado Watch is issued by the Storm Prediction Center (NOAA) and it means that tornadoes are possible in our area. A Tornado Warning means that a tornado has been sighted, and there is imminent danger to your life and your home. Go to an interior room, with no windows, on the lowest level of your home. If you live in a mobile home, seek shelter in a building.  Make sure you have a way to get real-time warnings (TV, radio, weather app, Wireless Emergency Alert, etc.)

It is important to remember that just because nothing happened last time there was a tornado warning or watch in your area doesn’t mean it can’t happen now. Tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds, so always, always, always err on the side of caution.

If you have storm damage, please don't hesitate to contact us at 678-432-3003!

Source: https://www.weather.gov/safety/tornado-ww

https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt--politics/georgia-weather-which-counties-have-recorded-the-most-tornadoes/3oBJQDjd0MyKa4fvQxTLYP/?icmp=np_inform_variation-control

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2018/08/02/the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-responses-to-a-tornado-warning-in-georgia/#354e119a612a

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Do You Know How to Prevent Mold in Your Home?

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Unless you are attempting to make blue cheese or penicillin mold is not something that you want to be messing with or run across in your home or business. Mold can grow anywhere with a lot of moisture present, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes as well as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can be a difficult and costly problem to fix, but it also can produce harmful allergens and irritants that can compromise your health.

According to the Mother Nature Network here are nine ways to prevent moisture indoors, and the mold that thrives on it.

  1. Identify problem areas in your home and correct them.
  2. Dry wet areas immediately.
  3. Prevent moisture with proper ventilation.
  4. Equip your home with mold-resistant products.
  5. Monitor humidity indoors.
  6. Direct water away from your home.
  7. Clean or repair roof gutters.
  8. Improve air flow in your home.
  9. Keep mold off household plants.

If you are having issues with mold growth in your home or business, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties is here to help!

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

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Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 678-432-3003

A basement can flood at any time, but specially now with the heavy rainfall we’ve had around Henry and Spalding Counties. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 678-432-3003

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Commercial Water Damage

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Water damage can strike your commercial property at any time. Water damage can sideline your business, regardless if the damage occurs from a major storm event or a broken water line. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when you have an emergency water event, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties offer fast and reliable, 24 hour emergency services, 365 days a year. Our trained professionals have the experience, and equipment to manage water and flooding damage. Whether you have a large water emergency or a small water damage event, they will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

If any of your commercial properties recently had any water damage or flooding, call us today at 678-432-3003 so we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Prevention Tips for your business

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Fire prevention is key. Here are some tips to help your business reduce the chances of smoke and fire damage.

  • Call the Henry County or Spalding County government office and see if they offer a handbook about fire safety. You can also ask and see if a fire marshal can come and visit your business to spot any hidden dangers
  • If possible, have an automatic sprinkler system in place
  • Make sure your business has smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every floor
  • Make sure fire extinguishers are in working order
  • Have an evacuation plan and make sure your employees know it
  • If possible, conduct a fire drill every year (who will call 911, which exits to use, where the different meeting points are, where the first aid kits are located, etc.)
  • Make sure all extension cords are off the floor, and not being crushed by any other equipment or furniture.
  • Remove clutter around exit points.

Mold Damage Emergency Tips

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What you can do until help arrives

In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties professionals have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, your primary focus should be safety:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional 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.

What is the difference between Mold Removal and Mold Remediation?

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What’s the Difference?

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.

A qualified restoration company understands the science behind mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to normal, natural levels.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact- SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties- 678-432-3003
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration

Campfire and Grill Safety Tips

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If you want to spend a happy and “injury-free” summer with your family and friends we recommend you follow these safety tips from the U.S Fire Administration.

  • This should be a no-brainer but… never use a grill inside. Keep your grill at least 3 feet from siding, deck rails and eaves.
  • Clean your grill after EACH use. We bet you don’t want the grease from that delicious steak to start a fire.
  • Open your gas grill before lighting.
  • Keep a 3-foot save zone around grills and campfires
  • Place coals from the grill in a metal container with a lid.
  • Never leave a campfire or grill unattended.
  • Watch out for kids and pets and make sure they don’t get too close.

We’re here to help, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003

Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/grilling_fire_safety_flyer.pdf

Fire Damage Emergency Tips

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This is what you can do until help arrives

What To Do After A Fire

  • Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets.
  • Keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork.
  • Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.
  • If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  • Clean and protect chrome with light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.
  • Wash houseplants on both sides of leaves.
  • Change HVAC filter.
  • Tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers.

What NOT To Do After A Fire

  • Don't attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces or shampoo carpet or upholstery without contacting your SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  • Don't attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire, heat or water without consulting an authorized repair service.
  • Don't use any canned or packaged food or beverages that may have been stored near the fire, heat or water.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet. The wiring may be damaged.
  • Don't send garments to an ordinary dry cleaner. Improper cleaning may set smoke odor.

If you have any questions, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today at 678-432-3003

Safety Tips during the 2018 Hurricane Season

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Think ahead, have a plan and be prepared

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is asking residents in the southeast to begin preparing for this year’s hurricane season.

Hurricanes are not only a threat to coastal areas, you can still be affected more than 100 miles inland. Storm surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, landslides high winds and tornadoes can cause catastrophic damage. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.

  • Talk to your family and come up with an emergency/evacuation plan.
  • Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
  • In case you need to leave your home, make sure your family knows where to meet.
  • Have an emergency preparedness kit. Gather enough supplies to last for at least three days.
  • Don’t forget about your pets
  • Keep important documents in a safe place. Have your insurance information handy. Take a picture of your policy number, etc.
  • Keep your car in good working condition, and keep the gas tank full.
  • Only use generators outdoors and away from windows.
  • If you are told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Don’t walk, swim or drive though flood waters.

For more information visit ready.gov or download the FEMA app.

Source: https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Fire Safety Tips during Summer Storms

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Around Henry and Spalding Counties, we’ve been having a very rainy and stormy summer. Here are some tips to keep your family and your home safe when severe weather hits.

  • Develop and practice an evacuation plan ahead of a severe weather event. (Don’t forget to have a plan for your pets too)
  • Stay out of flood waters, if possible, and do not drive into flooded areas. Even water only several inches deep can be dangerous.
  • There is no place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm, and if you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lighting
  • Stay away from windows and doors
  • Turn off computers and unplug appliances
  • If possible, don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine during a storm
  • Wait at least 30 minutes after hearing thunder before leaving your house or shelter

Source: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Emergency-Preparedness/Natural-disasters/Severe-storms, www.nfpa.org/education

Storm Damage Emergency Tips

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These are some do’s and don’ts on what to do after a flood

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

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Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call us at 678-432-3003.

After a fire damages parts of your home or business you understand that you are going to have to deal with and renovate the obvious structures that have been destroyed, but what many people forget about is the smoke and soot that needs to be cleaned up all around your house. Smoke and soot is extremely invasive and can get into all kinds of nooks and crannies in your home. Our smoke damage expertise allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damages.

Smoke and Soot Facts

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a building.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The specific type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke – Wet and Dry. As a result, there are different types of soot that formed based on what kind of smoke was present in your home or business. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred and figure out their cleaning procedures from there.

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

How to Deal with Commercial Water Damage

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Water damage can strike your commercial property in Henry & Spalding Counties when you are least expecting it. Water damage can happen in a variety of ways including a broken or leaking water line or even a weather related event.

If your property ever experiences water damage here are some tips on how to deal with the damage safely and efficiently.

Safety Tips:

  • Turn off the electricity.
  • Do NOT use home vacuums to attempt to remove water in order to avoid the risk of electric shock.
  • Wash your hands after coming into contact with damaged items.

Steps to take before professionals arrive:

  • Attempt to stop the water at its source.
  • Mop up excess water from floors.
  • Take out wet cushions from chairs or other furniture.
  • Move art and other decorations to a dry area to prevent them being damaged.
  • Take a deep breath, because the professionals at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties are on the way to help you deal with the damage!

Fire Prevention Tips for the Workplace

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We all know how quickly we can get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the work place and forget to stop and consider the important things we need to be consistently doing in order to keep the work place as safe as possible. Here are a couple fire prevention tips to keep in mind even while we are busy at work…

  • Keep your work area free of waste paper, trash, and other items that can easily catch fire.
  • Turn off electrical appliances at the end of each day.
  • Do NOT overload your circuits.
  • Periodically check your electrical cords, and replace any damaged cords immediately.

By following these tips you can greatly reduce the chances of an office fire, but in the event of a fire you should have an evacuation plan posted all around the building. Once everyone is safely removed from the building and the fire has been put out then you can call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties to help mitigate the damages and make your building feel “Like it never even happened.”

Categories of Water

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Water damage can happen to anyone and at any point in time. In fact, it usually happens at the least opportune times; like the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours.” With this in mind it is important to be as knowledgeable and prepared as possible to handle a water damage situation in your home or building. 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 Counties a call at 678-432-3003 and let us handle this disaster for you!

Georgia's Hands Free Law takes effect on July 1st

6/29/2018 (Permalink)

What you can and cannot do while driving

House Bill 673, or “Hands Free Law”, will take effect on July 1st, 2018. This law prohibits drivers from having their phone in their hand or lap while driving. 

Here is what you can and cannot do while driving.

  • A driver cannot have a phone in their hand or use any part of their body to support their phone.  Drivers can only use their phones to make or receive phone calls by using speakerphone, earpiece, wireless headphone, phone is connected to vehicle or an electronic watch.  GPS navigation devices are allowed.
  • Headsets and earpieces can only be worn for communication purposes and not for listening to music or other entertainment.
  • A driver may not send or read any text-based communication unless using voice-based communication that automatically converts message to a written text or is being used for navigation or GPS
  • A driver may not write, send or read any text messages, e-mails, social media or internet data content
  • A driver may not watch a video unless it is for navigation.
  • A driver may not record a video (continuously running dash cams are exempt)
  • Music streaming apps can be used provided the driver activates and programs them when they are parked.  Drivers cannot touch their phones to do anything to their music apps when they are on the road.  Music streaming apps that include video also are not allowed since drivers cannot watch videos when on the road.  Drivers can listen to and program music streaming apps that are connected to and controlled through their vehicle's radio. 

Source: http://www.headsupgeorgia.com/handsfree-law/

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The DOs and DON'Ts for Water Damage From Contaminated Water

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

If you have any questions please call us at 678-432-3003

Please follow some of these simple DOs and DON'Ts to help reduce further damage and increase the chances of successful restoration of your home or building. Below are some Dos and DON’Ts that you should follow if you are forced to deal with water damage:

DOs…

  • Do call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties as soon as possible at 678-432-3003.
  • Do avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  • Do wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DON'Ts…

  • Don’t spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  • Don’t turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Don’t use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
  • Don’t use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to contaminated areas.

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult with your local health department or physician.

Have questions about Contaminated Water Damage and Cleanup? Call us – 678-432-3003

Do you know the common classes of Commercial Fire Damage?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Give us a call at 678-432-3003

If you are experiencing commercial fire damage, it is crucial to work with professionals who can help you restore your property. Fire damage can take many different forms so it is important to know what to look out for. Watch out for the following types of commercial fire damage and call the experts at SERVPRO right away to prevent the damage from getting worse.

  1. Class A fire damage: This type of fire damage is the result of a fire involving flammable solids, such as, various plastics, paper, rubber, wood, and cloth. This category of fire damage usually spreads from a single source, which makes it easier for individuals to quickly isolate the fire and put it out with a fire extinguisher.
  2. Class B fire damage: Class B fire damage consists of damage as a result of flammable liquids or solids that can become liquefied. This includes gasoline and various forms of petrol, oil, various waxes and plastics, and paint. However, fires caused by cooking oils and fats don’t count as Class B. These fires are known to spread very quickly and tend to cause vast damage.
  3. Class C Fire Damage: A Class C fire damage is one involving flammable gasses, including hydrogen, propane, butane, and natural gas. More often than not, this type of damage is explosive and can cause tremendous destruction in the property's structure. It is a common example of commercial fire damage, and it can result in long-term loss if not dealt with immediately.
  4. Class D Fire Damage: Class D fire damage consists of fires caused by combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium. If this type of fire damage is not taken care of quickly, it is possible that chemicals will become airborne and result in a variety of problems around the work area.



If you are ever in the situation where you need help dealing with fire restoration, be sure to call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties. Call us today at 678-432-3003 to learn more about what we can do for you.

If you need immediate assistance, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Call us at 678-432-3003

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Henry County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 678-432-3003

Residential Services

Whether your Henry County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Henry County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Does Your Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Moldy drywall

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today @ 678-432-3003.

Congratulations Patti Brown!

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

2017 Volunteer of the Year- Patti Brown

Patti Brown received the Volunteer of the Year award at the 51st Henry County Annual Chamber Meeting & Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 10, 2018. 

This is how the Chamber recognized Patti...

The Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year recognizes an outstanding person who has given significantly of his or her time and expertise to the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Recipient must be recognized as a role model for other volunteers, having made a marked improvement to the Chamber as a result of their volunteer effort. This year’s honoree unquestionably meets and surpasses each of these requirements.

This year’s recipient has served the Chamber in various capacities. Their business is a long-time and valued member of the Chamber. Our honoree has been one of the most capable committee chairs the Chamber has known, challenging not only committee members, but the entire board and membership to excel.


Our honoree has served on the Board of Directors, and has been a consistent presence at Chamber functions, providing support to the Chamber not only by being present, but being a regular contributor of door prizes and other support of the Chamber. When the Chamber had the need for leadership for a special project, our recipient readily stepped up and led the effort. When the Chamber was facing a potentially problem situation, our honoree sent a team from their business to ensure that the Chamber would not falter in its role. When the Chamber was soliciting leadership for a community organization, our volunteer once again stepped up and continues to provide leadership.


While the time and energy given to the Chamber is far above and beyond what many would give, this individual also takes other volunteer leadership roles in the community focusing on childhood reading and other community activities as well as being active in the management of an award winning local business. A dynamo who has a real get the job done attitude, Congratulations to Henry County Chamber Volunteer of the Year for 2017, Patti Brown.

Source: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15-44GVgch4-xq6DLAHoCObiXLId81BKl/view 

Tips for Preparing Your Business for Winter Weather

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Icy Conditions

Much of Georgia is under a winter weather advisory with freezing rain and ice accumulation expected.

Here are a few tips your business should consider right now to prepare for inclement weather 

  • Check your business property for downed tree limbs and branches. Weather, such as wind, heavy rain and ice can cause branches to fall, which could cause damage to the property and potentially cause personal injuries.
  • Inspect property, especially walkways and parking lots, for proper drainage to alleviate flood hazard potential.
  • Inspect all handrails, stairwells and entryways to address and correct potential slippery or hazardous areas. Install mats or non-slip surfaces and post caution signs where water could be present.
  • Ask SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties Professionals about starting a Disaster Recovery Plan for your business.

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

We are an IICRC Certified Firm

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties is an IICRC certified firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Tips to clean a Red Wine Spill

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Red Wine Spill

You're entertaining at your home and before you know it, you hear a yell and look just in time to see a friend spilling red wine on your carpet. Don't worry...try these tips. And if the spill is too deep, call us for our professional cleaning services.

How to remove a red wine stain

  • Blot up as much of the wine as possible and pour cool water on the stain.
  • Cover it with salt.
  • Boil water and pour over the stain.
  • Prepare a  mixture of half a tablespoon of white vinegar and one cup of water. Pour over stain and let it soak for a few minutes. You can also add a few drops of liquid detergent to the mixture. 
  • It's always a good idea to test a small spot first to make sure it will not harm your carpet.

We are always "Ready for whatever happens"

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

We are always "Ready for whatever happens"

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the interruption it causes to your life and home. Our goal is to help minimize the disruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke, or water damage situation. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties also mitigates mold and mildew from your home or business. Our staff and crews are highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at our corporate training facility to regular IICRC industry certification, you can be assured our staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to restore your property. With advanced "real-world" training facilities you know you are in good hands with SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call today! 678-432-3003

With over 1,700 Franchises nationwide we have the resources to help promptly with any size of problem. SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is the nationwide Brand you know and trust.

SERVPRO is a national sponsor for the American Red Cross “Ready Rating” Program. This free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. The Red Cross Ready Rating Program allows individuals to assess their readiness for a disaster, so they can take all necessary steps before disaster strikes to protect their property from damage and loss.

When Storms hit Henry County, SERVPRO is ready to help!

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Ready for whatever happens!

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties specializes in handling storm damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your home or business to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Storms

When storms hit Henry, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of more than 1,700 Franchises across the country.

We are ready to work with you if a storm ever damages your home or business!

Have Storm Damage? Call Us Today 678-432-3003

Restoring Your Local Business After A Water Damage Event

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Ready for whatever happens!

Flooding and water damage events in Henry County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Henry County

SERVPRO of Henry County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Is that mold? Follow These Safety Tips

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

If you see signs of mold...Call us today- 678-432-3003

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 Henry and Spalding Counties 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 Henry and Spalding Counties 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 – 678-432-3003

Broken supply lines can be a major headache

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties is a phone call away...678-432-3003

Most people see that SERVPRO is a flood cleanup company and think, "I don't live by an ocean or pond or river so the chance of my house flooding is next to nothing."

What most people don't know is that most flooding calls we get come from broken supply lines. Supply lines are those thin hoses that run to appliances like refrigerators, dish washers, toilets, water heaters, clothes washers, etc. The quality and price of these hoses vary drastically. Most people opt for the least expensive option without knowing that cheap hoses need to be checked and replaced often. Sudden bursts and slow drips both can cause a substantial amount of damage which require flood mitigation and sometimes mold remediation. If you haven't checked you supply lines in a while, or ever, now would be a good time to do so.

We are available to provide estimates to any supply lines that may be of concern.

Flooding In Georgia

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

According to the World Economic Forum, “in the last 20 years, flooding has been the most common natural disaster by far, accounting for 43% of all recorded events.” We can completely understand this with all of the rain and floods we have been having in Georgia this summer! You wake up on a Saturday morning ready to relax by the pool or go to the lake after a busy week at the office, only to see the dark clouds glooming over you. You see the trees shaking from the gusts of wind blowing by and you hear the thunder in the distance. You hope that the storm will “blow over” quickly, but then it begins to pour. You watch as the water accumulates across your property and then, just like that, the water is now intruding into your home. Now are you not going to be able to spend your weekend outside enjoying a dip in the pool, but your basement has become your own personal swimming ground! Take the measures to prevent additional damage to your home or office, then call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties to properly take care of the damage that has already been done.

If your home or commercial building is affected by a flood, give us a call day or night! Give us a call at 678-432-3003!

What Is Black Mold?

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let mold growth get out of control in your home. Give us a call at 678-432-3003!

According to the CDC Stachybotrys chartarum is a greenish-black mold more commonly known as “black mold” or “toxic mold.” This type of mold is known to grow on material that has a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, for example, fiberglass, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. Mold growth occurs when there is constant moisture exposure from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, or flooding.

Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow anywhere indoor where moisture is present, so you should be aware of this fact and be proactive in searching for potential mold growth. If any mold is found in your home or business it should be inspected and treated by a professional. You should be cautious around the infected area and be sure not to touch or disturb the mold.

If you need help dealing with a mold problem give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties a call.

Be Ready for Any Size Disaster

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

Any type of disaster, big or small, can be scary when it is directly affecting your business. According to the latest research as many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster; of the businesses that do manage to survive a large portion of them had a preparedness plan in place. SERVPRO offers a no cost assessment of your facility in order to provide you with an Emergency READY profile, so that you will know the exact steps to take when your business is in need. Do not let a storm take advantage of you, but instead be prepared for anything it has to throw at you!

Our Emergency READY Program and the American Red Cross Ready Rating program are perfect partners.

Call us today to schedule an assessment of your facilities. #BeAHero #beSERVPROready

Tornado Facts

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

According to The Weather Channel, Georgia is the U.S. state with the most tornadoes so far in 2017, setting a new state record of 102 tornadoes. With that in mind it is important to be knowledgeable and up to date on these facts about tornadoes.

Tornadoes are arguably nature's most violent storms. Generated from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes generally appear as rotating, funnel-shaped clouds extending from the closed base to the ground. With winds that can reach up to 300 miles per hour, tornadoes can cause massive destruction within seconds. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long.

  • The average tornado moves southwest to northeast, but tornadoes have been known to move in any direction.
  • The average forward speed of a tornado is 30 miles per hour, but may vary from stationary to 70 miles per hour. 
  • Tornadoes can accompany tropical storms and hurricanes as they move onto land.
  • Tornadoes are most frequently reported east of the Rocky Mountains during spring and summer months.
  • Tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.

If a storm does happen to occur, please don't hesitate to contact us at 678-432-3003!

No Job We Can't Handle

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties a call at 678-432-3003!

Not all restoration companies can handle a wide array of restoration necessities. Some companies are too small and not well equipped to handle large losses that nearly destroy an entire building, while other companies do not feel like a small water problem is worth their time to investigate; that is not us.

We can handle any of your restorations needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No job is too big or too small! We have a fully equipped warehouse and highly trained crews that are capable of responding to any size disaster. Our production crews are available to help you deal with mold removal, water damage, fire damage, storm damage, as well as repairs! We are here to assist you with any damages that might arise and we will not quit until it looks “Like it never even happened.”

Fire Damage: The Dangers You Can't See

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

When it comes to your health and the health of the people you love, don't take any risks. Give us a call today!

If told to image fire damage, we will probably all visualize a similar picture. Roaring flames that once spread throughout a home now leaves behind blackened debris, burnt furniture and belongings, thick soot all over the walls, and a smell of smoke that you think is going to be impossible to ever get rid of. While all of these things can be harmful to humans, and pets alike, the most dangerous thing that fires can leave behind are invisible asbestos deposits and the combustion deposits of lead paint. These chemicals are especially harmful to children and the elderly.

Although more recently built homes are less susceptible to the dangers of asbestos and lead paint, those homes and buildings built prior to 1980 may contain these chemicals. In these cases, it is important that professional remediation is used when dealing with a fire. The professionals at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties are here to help with all of your remediation and restoration needs!

The Importance of Cleaning Dryer Vents

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center, clothes dryers are responsible for more than 15,000 structure fires around the country each year, and 80% of those fires start with clogged dryer vents.

There are a few warning signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned out. One sign is if your laundry is taking longer to dry than usual; dryers work by removing hot, moist air, so if something is preventing that air from getting out, your laundry will most likely need a few extra cycles to dry. Another sign is if you notice that your clothes have a strange smell, this could mean that your dryer is not ventilating properly.

To reduce the risk of these fires happening in your or your insured’s home or business, SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties can help clean dryer vents and ducts that may have lint buildup.

For more information on cleaning dryer vents contact SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003.

Is Mold Hiding In Your Attic?

8/8/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let mold take over your attic, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today!

If you are anything like me, the only time you make it up to your attic is during the holidays when you are trying to find the decorations you stored up there a year ago. An attic can be a somewhat scary location where cob webs tend to take over and homeowners tend to avoid. In our experience, 95% of all mold problems in attics go completely unnoticed for a long time due to the fact that most people do not spend any time up there.

Attic mold tends to be discovered during a home inspection when homeowners are getting prepared to put their house on the market, and it is almost always a shocking surprise to find out that your attic has had mold growing in it for who knows how long!

That is why it is very important to be proactive. Don’t be afraid to wander around your attic from time to time to search for signs of mold. Finding mold growth in the early stages makes it far easier to remove and is much cheaper than letting it fester and not taking action.

The approach is simple: if you see visible mold, it should be removed!

Thunderstorm Safety and How to Prepare

7/20/2017 (Permalink)

Thunderstorms can happen anywhere and they have the potential to be extremely dangerous. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes; nearly 1,800 thunderstorms are happening at any moment around the world! Although thunderstorms can occur year-round they are more common during the spring and summer months.

WATCH VS. WARNING

  • A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and around the watch area. It does not mean that a thunderstorm will occur, only that it is possible.
  • A warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

BE PREPARED

  • Build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan.
  • Keep dead or rotting limbs trimmed to prevent them from falling during a storm.
  • Do not hesitate to postpone outdoor activities.
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage.
  • Shutter your windows and secure outside doors.
  • Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives!

If your home or business is damaged from a storm call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties at 678-432-3003!

Understanding Mold Remediation

7/19/2017 (Permalink)

Give us a call at 678-432-3003!

Here at SERVPRO we are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to tackle any mold problems you are having in your home or business. We are a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold and mold growth.

When signs of mold growth are found our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold such as a leaking hot water heater, or busted pipe. Once the source is completely fixed we use air scrubbers to remove the particles from the air, and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. We then make sure to apply an antimicrobial treatment to eliminate the mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It is also important to completely get rid of and replace any infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting.

If you have concerns about mold in your property call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and let us help you!

Three Ways to Prevent Storm Damage to Your Home

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Henry and Spalding Counties.

An unexpected storm can hit your town at any day throughout the year. While it is hard to prepare on the spot when a storm is headed your way there are several preventative measures you can take ahead of time to minimize the risk of damage to your home when severe weather does hit. According to MoonWorks here are three steps you can take before a major storm hits your town.

  1. Remove Dead Wood.

By trimming the trees around your home on a regular basis there is less of a chance for heavy limbs to fall on and damage your home when large winds blow through.

  1. Secure Outdoor Items.

When you are aware of a storm coming your way try to put all loose items such as grills, picnic tables, umbrellas, and lawn furniture inside in order to prevent damage to these items or a nearby window.

  1. Inspect Roof Periodically.

A brand new roof should be able to withstand most weather that comes it way, but if your roof is more like 5-10 years old it might be time to get it checked for loose shingles, nails and sheathing. It is better to go ahead and fix these small aspects of your roof now then to have to pay for the extensive damages when a big storm hits.

How to Rescue Residential Stonework from Fire Damage

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

When a fire breaks out in your home the main concern is to put it out and then repair all of the damages to the inside of your home. But if you have experienced a moderate to severe fire it is very likely that these incidents have lead to visible marks and blemished on the outside of your home as well.

The good news is that stains on stonework, concrete and other structural materials can almost always be fixed. While brick and concrete are not indestructible, they are extremely sturdy and do not usually crack under the pressure of heat! Therefore we can use straightforward cleaning techniques to restore the outside of your property. Below are three levels of stains that might occur to the outside of your building if you experience a fire:

Light Stains

If there is no structural damage, our SERVPRO technicians can use mild cleaning agents to wash the soot and smoke damage off the surface.

Moderate Stains

The problem with soot is that it can be very acidic and if it is not removed from a structure quickly there is a chance of corrosive residues becoming embedded deep into your stonework. This is why SERVPRO makes sure to pay very close attention to cracked joints.

Heavy Stains

The most severe staining occurs when heavily combustible materials have caught fire and burned for some time. When this happens, jet washing is usually a suitable method for cleaning up the stains!

If you need help restoring your home after a fire give SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties a call at 678-432-3003!

SERVPRO Supports Early Childhood Literacy

3/18/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties owner, Patti Brown, is a strong supporter of early childhood literacy. Serving as the Chairperson of the FERST Foundation, Henry County Chapter, she and the other volunteers have put hundreds of books in the hands of low-income children.  She recently was interviewed by Shana Thornton with SCBTV. Watch the interview at https://vimeo.com/157312413.

Now Hiring! Production Crew Chief

2/24/2016 (Permalink)

Do you love the challenge of leading a team and helping customers through a difficult situation? Do not miss your chance to join our nationally recognized company. As the Production Crew Chief for SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, you will be making a difference in the lives of our customers each and every day. We have a sincere desire of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened!” We are seeking a team member who is comfortable working in challenging situations, meeting new people, has excellent communication skills, and is a serious multi-tasker. If you are self-motivated and have outstanding interpersonal skills, then you will thrive in this work environment. Our idea of the ultimate candidate is one who is proactive, experienced, enjoys providing superior service, and loves taking ownership. As a valued member of our team, you will be part of a stable, growing company, offering state-of-the-art customer service and products throughout the United States. You will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Hours: 40 hours/week, flexible to work overtime when required.

SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Respond to and manage water/fire losses.
Communicate with property owners and insurance adjusters.
Project estimating, costing and quality control.
Ensure job processes and procedures are followed.
Monitor projects to completion.
Maintain equipment and vehicle inventory.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
Must have a valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a drug test.
Because we provide 24 hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
Some night and weekend work is required.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS

At least 6 months experience in the Fire and Water restoration industry.
IICRC WRT certification.

Please email your resume to sp8537@SERVPRO8537.com or visit our office to complete an application.

Join Our Team! Hiring Production Technicians Now

2/24/2016 (Permalink)

Do you love the challenge of leading a team and helping customers through a difficult situation? Do not miss your chance to join our nationally recognized company. As a Production Technician for SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, you will be making a difference in the lives of our customers each and every day. We have a sincere desire of helping make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened!” We are seeking a team member who has a great attitude, is able to work efficiently in high demand situations, and is dependable and energetic. Our idea of the ultimate candidate is one who is proactive, enjoys providing superior service, and loves taking ownership. As a valued member of our team, you will be part of a stable, growing company, offering state-of-the-art customer service and products throughout the United States. You will receive a competitive pay rate, with opportunity to learn and grow.

Hours: 40 hours/week, flexible to work overtime when required.

SOME OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Respond to and manage water/fire losses.
Ensure job processes and procedures are followed.
Monitor projects to completion.
Maintain equipment and vehicle inventory.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Must have a professional appearance and great attitude.
Must have a valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
Ability to pass a criminal background check with no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving violence or theft. Must be able to pass a drug test.
Because we provide 24 hour emergency services, must be willing to be on call, as needed.
Some night and weekend work is required.
Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

Experience in the Fire and Water restoration industry.
IICRC WRT certification.

Please email your resume to sp8537@SERVPRO8537.com or visit our office to complete an application. 

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties
934 Dailey Mill Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253

Local business makes UGA Top 100 list

2/22/2016 (Permalink)

Danny Brown, Owner, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties

SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has been named in the UGA Alumni Association’s ranking of the “2016 Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses.” The honor marks the fourth year the McDonough-based firm has made the list.  “We are honored to be selected to the Bulldog 100 again this year,” said Brown in a press release statement. “This award is due in large part to our dedicated team of professionals who work hard each day for our customers to help make fire and water damage "Like it never even happened.’” 

The nominee must be a former UGA student and must own at least 50 percent of the business. They must also operate in a manner consistent with the “Pillars of the Arch” and in keeping with the values and image of the University of Georgia.

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What Do You Want for Christmas? A CAREER AT SERVPRO

12/16/2015 (Permalink)

NOW HIRING - Join our Team!

What is the Christmas present that "keeps on giving" and no one wants to return? A CAREER AT SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties! Now hiring for an Administrative Assistant in our Construction Division and Crew Chiefs and Technicians in our Water Division.  Apply now -

Administrative Assistant - Construction - https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/SERVPRO-of-henry-spalding-counties-a3cf3f82/administrative-assistant-construction-5eb55f15

Crew Chief - https://www.ziprecruiter.com/jobs/SERVPRO-of-henry-spalding-counties-a3cf3f82/production-crew-chief-10fac8e3

Production Technician - https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/fb587de6

Congratulations to our Facebook Contest Braves Tickets Winner!

10/19/2015 (Permalink)

Congratulations to our Facebook Contest Braves Tickets Winner, Monica Tookes! Monica won tickets for her and a friend to enjoy a day of Braves baseball! To see how you can win, "Like" us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO8537?ref=settings

2015 BOMA Bowl

4/24/2015 (Permalink)

Thanks for all our friends from BOMA who joined us in a fun day of bowling at the 2015 BOMA Bowl!

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Named to UGA's Bulldog 100 List for Third Time

2/16/2015 (Permalink)

UGA Alumni Association Bulldog 100 Award

Congratulations to Danny and Patti Brown for being named in the UGA Bulldog 100 List. The University of Georgia's Bulldog 100, a program coordinated by the UGA Alumni Association, recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA graduates. This is the third year the companies has earned this honor, first in 2010 and again in 2011.

Patti Brown Receives the 2014 BOMA President's Award

2/12/2015 (Permalink)

Patti Brown Receives the 2014 BOMA President's Award

Each year, BOMA Georgia recognizes the outstanding achievements of members and staff through its Association Awards.  BOMA International honors exemplary individuals with several of its own recognition awards and special appointments. This year, BOMA selected Patti Brown as it's President's Award recipient as a result of her hard work, dedication and the impact she has contributed to the organization.

SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties Sponsors Henry Has Talent

2/10/2015 (Permalink)

The 7th Annual Henry Has Talent show winners.

On February, 7, SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties had the privilege of sponsoring the winners of the 7th Annual Henry Has Talent show presented by the FERST Foundation of Henry County and Kiwanis International. Congratulations to this year's Henry Has Talent show winners: 1st place - Keeley Adkisson, 2nd place - Upstage Dance Center, 3rd place - Gym Tech Fusion

SERVPRO Sponsors CBRE at Hot Chocolate 5K

1/27/2015 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Decatur partners with CBRE to join the 19,000 runners who participated in the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K RAM Racing Series run in Atlanta on January 24.

"Courtney and I wanted to say thank you so much for sponsoring the CBRE Rising Professionals Organization! Everyone had a great time and loved that our group was able to partner with SERVPRO of Decatur to support the Ronald McDonald charity. Thank you again!" ~ Megan Montgolf

Henry & Spalding SERVPRO Named to UGA's Bulldog 100 List

12/16/2014 (Permalink)

A huge shout out to our employees who helped us receive the honor of being named to the University of Georgia Alumni Association’s 2015 Bulldog 100 list!  The rankings will be unveiled during the 2015 Bulldog 100 Celebration on February 7 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/sixth-bulldog-100-list/

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