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

11/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage Dealing with broken supply lines in your home 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

Water Damage Emergency Tips

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Today at 678-432-3003

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’s 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 can handle any size disaster
Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Today at 678-432-3003 if you have storm damage, flooded basements, sewage backups, flooding from firefighting efforts, etc.

Appliances and Water Damage

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

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

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   

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We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! 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

Categories of Water

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Categories of Water Give us a call at 678-432-3003!

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!

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

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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

Broken supply lines can be a major headache

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Broken supply lines can be a major headache 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.

What to do when your basement floods?

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to do when your basement floods? If you need us, call 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

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

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!

How to Prevent Water Damage

8/9/2017 (Permalink)

With a summer that has been full of so much rain, 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 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.

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