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We Can Help If Your Evans Sports Bar Is Plagued By Fire Damage

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Can Help If Your Evans Sports Bar Is Plagued By Fire Damage We are available 24/7 to serve our local community at (706) 868-5441.

SERVPRO Assists Sports Bar With Commercial Fire Damage In Evans

Commercial fire damage can affect a business in numerous ways besides the obvious loss of revenue from closure during cleanup. Employees suddenly have a loss of income, and there are times unhappy patrons leave reviews that can hurt a business regarding an unexpected closure without knowing the circumstances.

SERVPRO was called one evening to mitigate commercial fire damage in Evans from a flash fire in a sports bar kitchen. The bar owner was frantic because he had a large gathering booked for the following night and the mess and odor left behind from the dry powder fire suppressant looked daunting to him as far as being able to open for business the following evening.

SERVPRO emergency response teams are available around the clock, and we arrived at the location prepared to work through the night to enable the bar to open on schedule. The dry residue left behind from the fire extinguisher was light and mixed with soot. It can travel through foot traffic and air, so to avoid any spread, the technicians contained the kitchen area while they were working and shut off the HVAC. We used handheld vacuums with HEPA filters to remove the dry residue. The HVAC ducts were inspected and thoroughly cleaned so lingering odors would not be a problem when the bar reopened.

Technicians hand wiped the kitchen surfaces with our specially formulated cleaners to eliminate smoke residues left behind by the fire and disinfect the area, so it was sanitary and ready for use to prepare food items. Once completed, our technicians walked the bar owner through for his approval and he was pleased and relieved, his sports bar was not going to have any more downtime from the kitchen fire.

SERVPRO of Columbia County knows business owners need commercial fire damage mitigated as soon as possible, so there is no disruption to the business. We are available 24/7 to serve our local community at (706) 868-5441.

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Our Fast Response Will Restore Your Augusta Kitchen To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Fast Response Will Restore Your Augusta Kitchen To Pre-Damage Condition After A Fire Our technicians have the expertise and equipment to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

Fast Action Limits Fire Damage In Augusta Kitchen Blaze

Fire damage left behind by a protein fire remains one of the most common types of fire loss. It can be one of the most deceptive as the residue often is invisible yet pungent. Many homeowners toss the burned meal, clean the oven or range and assume the odor will eventually go away.

When SERVPRO mitigates fire damage in an Augusta stove or oven, one of the first actions performed by our technicians is containment of the area. This step stops any further spreading of odor-causing particles in other areas of the home. There is often no water to dry or clean up. If there is powder-like residue from a fire extinguisher, our technicians carefully remove it using handheld vacuums with HEPA filters so that they can address the heart of the issue: the odor.

Because of the nature of protein fires, they do not produce much smoke, the flames usually are not significant, and the fire itself extinguished quickly; often the cleanup needed is not done correctly regarding the odor-causing residue. The protein-rich fibers in meats and other protein-based foods turn into a fine mist when exposed to heat high enough to combust. This misty residue is nearly invisible but carries a foul odor that gets progressively worse the longer it remains.

It is vital to have professional mitigation done for this type of fire loss. SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered cleaning formulas that cut through the residual film left on surfaces and neutralize the odor.

Odor removal after a protein fire is not a one-size-fits-all application. Our technicians have multiple methods for odor removal. When cleaning is not enough to completely eradicate cooking odors, we have machines such as the Hydroxyl generator that uses the same techniques as UV rays from the Sun to eliminate odors at the molecular level.

When pungent odors prove stubborn, thermal fogging is a very effective tool our technicians use. A technician uses a fogger to deliver a heated solvent that neutralizes foul odors. The key is, our technicians do not stop until you are satisfied with the remediation efforts for your fire loss.

Timely mitigation of fire damage lessens the loss. Call SERVPRO of Columbia County at (706) 868-5441, and our technicians have the expertise and equipment to restore your property to pre-damage condition.

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When You Need A Fast Response For Water Restoration Services, SERVPRO is The #1 Choice

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When You Need A Fast Response For Water Restoration Services, SERVPRO is The #1 Choice When bathroom appliances fail and cause water damage, SERVPRO will be there to assist and clean up the mess.

Preserving Structural Elements of a Water-Damaged Martinez Home

Water loss incidents can quickly penetrate surfaces and get into subflooring or wall cavities of your Martinez home. With a situation like a cracked fixture in the bathroom of your house, a steady flow of water can escape from this break before many homeowners would notice the damage. Discovering a substantial pool of water in the bathroom can be alarming for that room, but these damages can penetrate materials quickly to affect other areas of your house. Effective mitigation and restoration strategies can protect many of the structural elements exposed to this spreading water.

The need for upstairs water removal services can affect a broad area from the rooms beneath this portion of your home to adjacent spaces that leeching water could find. The longer that homeowners wait for the professional assistance they need, the worse the spread of this damage can become. Our SERVPRO professionals offer 24/7 response to water emergencies in Martinez homes, arriving with the personnel and industry-leading equipment to extract and dry water damage quickly.

From the time that our team first arrives at your damaged home, we get to work quickly on removing the pooling water from the upstairs bathroom to prevent further penetration and spreading damages. We can begin drying this area as well while we investigate the full spread of moisture and dampness through flooring and wall cavities. With the identification of these moisture pockets, we can successfully dry out the damage and prevent secondary effects like mold growth.

Heavily saturated materials like drywall might require removal, but our efficient drying efforts can protect the studs, framing, and beams that lie in the wall cavities behind this exposed element. With the use of our injecti-dry system, air movers, and dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO team can substantially reduce moisture content levels below acceptable parameters to eliminate structural compromise.

While you cannot predict when bathroom fixtures might become unstable and break, you can count on the fast response and expertise of the professionals that you choose to restore this water damage. You can reach our SERVPRO of Columbia County rapid response team 24/7 by calling (706) 868-5441.

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Don't Let Water Cause Damage To Your Augusta Garage, Call Our Experts For Help!

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Don't Let Water Cause Damage To Your Augusta Garage, Call Our Experts For Help! SERVPRO of Columbia County is available 24/7 and Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Cleaning Up Water Damage In An Augusta Garage

Cleaning out your gutters, while tedious, is still a vital chore for any home. Clogged gutters can lead to pooling rainwater seeping through vulnerable spots on your roof, and soaking the interior of spaces such as your garage. While most would prefer water damage in the garage over their living room, a waterlogged ceiling always presents potential issues such as mold growth and structural damage. This damage requires a swift and effective response to prevent warped or crumbling drywall or a rotten wooden frame, all of which can make for costly repairs if left unchecked.

If you find water damage in your Augusta rental home's garage, the professionals at SERVPRO are ready to send a team in to remedy the issue. Our technicians strive to clean up any disaster in your home and return it to its previous condition.

After you call a SERVPRO representative about your issue, we can have a team out to you within hours to address the damage in your home. After assessing the moisture levels in your garage ceiling and walls, weep holes may be drilled to facilitate the movement of air during drying. Thermal imaging may be used to check on moisture levels of wooden framing or behind walls and ensure that your space is dry.

Drying damage involves two vital pieces of equipment: air movers and dehumidifiers. A chamber made with polyethylene sheets can be constructed to accelerate drying. Meticulously-placed air movers pull moisture out of wet surfaces and into the air, while dehumidifiers pass this air over such materials as silica gel or refrigerated coils to isolate moisture and expel warm, dry air. After moisture levels in your surfaces have been reduced to safe levels, our pros can clean these areas with an EPA-registered antimicrobial solution.

SERVPRO of Columbia County is available 24/7 and Faster to Any Size Disaster. If you need our services to restore your residence to its preloss condition, give us a call today at (706) 868-5441.

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After A Fire In Your Evans Commercial Property, Call Our Crew Of Experts For Help!

4/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial After A Fire In Your Evans Commercial Property, Call Our Crew Of Experts For Help! Contact us at (706) 868-5441 to arrange for development of an Emergency Ready Plan, a savvy investment in the future of your business.

Prepare For Potential Commercial Fire Damage In Evans

No investor or owner wants to contemplate the devastation a fire can cause in a business. Putting your head in the sand, hoping this kind of crisis never affects your hard-earned reputation is counterproductive. Taking a few hours to consider how an accidental blaze could destroy your life’s work is time well spent. We encourage you to let us guide the development of your preparedness plan.

Fire damage to your commercial property in Evans is not the end of your dreams. Unfortunately, nearly 50 percent of businesses forced to close while recovering from a disaster find themselves permanently shuttered. In a competitive economy failing to meet the needs of current or potential customers for even a brief period can cause them to seek another source of services or products. A fast turnaround after a fire can prevent customer attrition.

SERVPRO offers our Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) as an alternative to hoping the worst never happens. An experienced Project Manager assesses the layout, equipment, storage, and discusses your day to day operations. We distill what we learn into a digital document, accessible from any mobile device. You further personalize your ERP when you complete your Profile, giving us information about the vendors and contractors you used to build your business. Designate trusted employees or family member to act on your behalf if a fire occurs when you are unavailable.

As we help fine-tune your fire damage readiness plan expect our seasoned SERVPRO managers to make practical suggestions that might prevent fire or other disasters and minimize permanent damage to your brand if a fire does break out. Revisiting decisions about maintaining inventory, storing records, and positioning equipment can limit your exposure if fire damage occurs. A discussion about the first steps you and your employees can take if a fire damages your property allows us to partner more effectively with you and your team.

SERVPRO of Columbia County commits to be a proactive part of our robust communities of businesses. Contact us at (706) 868-5441 to arrange for development of an Emergency Ready Plan, a savvy investment in the future of your business.

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Our Technicians Will Remove Flood Water From Your Martinez Home

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Technicians Will Remove Flood Water From Your Martinez Home Our trained technicians have the right equipment to tackle removing the flood water from your home. We are available 24/7 so call us day or night!

Dealing with Contamination during Martinez Flood Removal

Floods can happen any time leaving a trail of destruction in the properties they affect. Merely looking at the aftermath may dishearten you but it rarely gives an accurate picture of what needs to be done to restore the property to the preloss state. Involving a professional can help ensure that all crucial steps are taken. Taking such steps promptly also helps prevent secondary damages and additional costs.

The main thing that complicates Martinez flood removal cases is the large volume of water involved. A higher water volume leads to widespread migration even to concealed spaces such as wall cavities and crawl spaces. Removing such water requires the right skills and equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of equipment including submersible pumps and truck-mounted water extractors to expedite removal. To reach concealed areas, we do a controlled demolition.

Floodwaters are classified as black, which is a technical term signifying high levels of contamination. Wading into such water without protective gear can lead to health issues. Also, any porous materials affected by such water retain traces of the contaminants even after the flood water is extracted. Our SERVPRO technicians wear the necessary PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, including rubber gloves and boots. We also spray EPA-registered disinfectant in the affected areas. We remove any porous materials whether it is carpets, fabrics, insulation or wood to avoid the risks of contamination.

Floodwaters also soil non-porous surfaces with the silt, sewage, and other debris that they sweep into the house. Thoroughly cleaning such areas helps deal with the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents and power washers to get rid of the dirt and grime. Cleaning also helps remove any bad odors that the contaminants in the water might cause. However, in case such smells do not go away after cleaning, we can take elaborate deodorization measures such as fogging.

You can combat the threat of contamination during flooding incidents in Evans, Thomson, and Louisville by involving a professional. Call SERVPRO of Augusta to assist. You can reach us at (706) 868-5441 any day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Have The Experience And Training To Restore Your Martinez Home After A Fire

2/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Have The Experience And Training To Restore Your Martinez Home After A Fire Just call us at (706) 868-5441 so we may help you close this chapter and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

Applied Knowledge To Fixing Fire Damage To Your Home In Martinez

Whether big or small fire can have long-lasting effects on your home and its contents. The flames themselves, along with water and chemicals used to suffocate them, all leave an imprint on your walls, flooring, and furniture, not to mention your emotional well-being. Eliminating the effects of fire damage is best left to professionals who are used to applying scientific principles to promptly return your home to mint condition. Even the savviest homeowners may find themselves at a loss when faced with the gravity of the situation.
Fire damage to your Martinez home is best served by our team at SERVPRO. Our rapid response team is available around the clock to tend to your emergency, all you need to do is place the call. Well beyond our availability, it is our industry knowledge that sets us apart. Our technicians train in the most advanced remediation techniques, and we are ready to apply these principles to your benefit.
When removing soot stains from your walls and surfaces, our SERVPRO team members will apply their knowledge in establishing an action plan. For instance, they may raise the temperature in the room to accelerate the reaction between cleaning agents and residue, or they may use water pressure for thorough stain removal. Our knowledge of each chemical's strengths and application is to your advantage in the preservation of your home while achieving a thorough clean up.
If the fire was extensive, we might not be able to salvage everything in your home. When this is the case, we work with you to properly dispose of burnt and charred materials. We also coordinate so your home is ready for any contractors that need to come in and perform further repairs. Our long-standing experience in the field provides us with a knowledgeable framework to guide our actions.
As tempting as it might be, leave any fire damage repairs to the experts. At SERVPRO of Augusta, we provide top-quality services when you are in need. Just call us at (706) 868-5441 so we may help you close this chapter and leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Is Water Damaging the Foundation of Your Martinez Home?

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Water Damaging the Foundation of Your Martinez Home? Moisture can damage your concrete foundation.

Moisture Retention in Concrete Slab Foundations of Martinez Homes

Many of the newly constructed and aging homes of Martinez have concrete slab foundations instead of crawlspaces. This base has become a standard in construction for its simplicity and less time spent constructing supports for the house and encasement for the crawlspace. However, for as less likely that it is that groundwater can pool beneath your home like it can with the alternative, there are still potential water concerns for concrete slabs that every homeowner should know.

Identifying problems with your concrete slab and potential water damage that could affect your Martinez home, as a result, might seem more complicated than it is. Most residents can see the outside perimeter of their concrete slab, allowing you to see compromised areas. Our SERVPRO team has witnessed how water damage can adversely affect concrete, as it can do the same thing to blockwork foundations for basement walls in other areas of the country.

As concrete remains perpetually exposed to groundwater and moisture, the slab itself begins to allow moisture penetration and absorption over time. Water saturation of your concrete foundation can cause multiple problems for your house if it does not get corrected. The first of these concerns is the degradation of the concrete itself over an extended period, eventually causing the solid slab to split, crack and separate from itself. A foundation split into two parts can cause significant structural concerns for the house sitting on top.

Moisture penetration can also lead to mold growth for the exposed flooring supports and main level structural elements near the damp base of your property. A spreading organism like this can pose potential health effects for exposed humans and pets, and also degrade and ruin construction materials hosting a colony.

Our SERVPRO professionals can help by assessing the situation with your concrete slab and offering diversion solutions for water and working to pull the moisture from this slab to prevent structural failures or microbial growth.

If you suspect water penetration and saturation of your concrete foundation, give our SERVPRO of Columbia County rapid response team a call today at (706) 868-5441.

The beginning of the Augusta Canal is located in Martinez.  Click here for more information.

Avoid Summer Water Damage in Augusta!

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Avoid Summer Water Damage in Augusta! Rust and corrosion are a first sign that a water heater failure may be forthcoming. Be sure to have your plumber check for these warning signs.

Ahhhh, school is out and the summer months have arrived with an excitement that now fills the air!  It's also a great time to take necessary precaution when it comes to protecting your home from a water damage loss. 

If you live in Augusta, you know that the temperatures can skyrocket to 100+ degrees Fahrenheit on any given summer day! This can bring stresses to any plumbing components that are located in your attic space.  It is fairly common to see hot water heaters and water heater pipes fail when temps in the attic push into the 140-150F degree range.  

We recommend having a plumber to inspect your hot water heater and its plumbing connections.  Protect your home from water damage by making sure your hot water heater is tuned up and healthy!  Have a great summer, Augusta!

Simple Plumbing Upgrades to Avoid Water Damage Losses in Augusta

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Simple Plumbing Upgrades to Avoid Water Damage Losses in Augusta A typical braided toilet supply line.

In serving the people of our city, we are often directly involved in some of the most stressful times of our customers' lives.  Our job is to make it "Like it never even happened," and to walk with you through each step of the restoration process. 

Unfortunately, we sometimes find that water damage could've been prevented.  One great way to prevent water damage is to make simple upgrades to the plumbing supply lines to your sinks, toilets, washing machines and ice makers. 

Over time, plastic and rubber materials can dry-rot and lose their structural strength that is needed to withstand the water pressure being exerted on them around the clock.  

ACTION:  Invest in "braided" supply lines at your local do-it-yourself retailer.  The cost is just a few dollars per line, and you can outfit your entire home for far less than the cost of your insurance deductible, should an old line decide to break.  Furthermore, you will have the peace of mind that you've put your best foot forward in preventing a water damage loss that might otherwise create a very stressful time in your life!