What's Inside Your Walls
Mold spores spread rapidly on the inside of this wall out of sight of homeowners.
The word strikes fear into many homeowners. It can come on quickly, many times without any real warning. That word is the "M" word, Mold!!! It doesn't play favorites it can affect the health of young and old a like, causing issues to the respiratory system and in some cases worse. How does this happen? What makes Mold such a worthy advisory to homes around the country is its ability to spread and multiply rapidly. All it takes is a warm moist environment, which is why most homes in the south have some form of fungal growth. Luckily for Homeowners, SERVPRO has teams of specialized technicians that are trained in the process of Mold remediation. They can clean mold in your home and help to create a healthier environment for your entire family.
This moldy crawlspace was affecting the air quality in this home. SERVPRO crews where able to clean the affected area.
In Alabama many homes have crawlspaces and basements. These homes are scattered throughout our neighborhoods and subdivisions, which provide a great place to store Seasonal belongings. Unfortunately these spaces also create the perfect conditions for mold growth. Due to the cooler temperatures in these spaces, warm air that comes in from the outside often cools quickly, causing condensation to cover many of the organic materials in these places. The combination of moisture and rising temps, allows mold spores to spread and multiply rapidly. How does this affect the home owner? Airflow in a home moves from bottom to top meaning much of the air you breath comes from what is directly under you. Which means if you have mold in your crawlspace or basement, it is likely affecting the air quality in the living space in your home. If you have this issue at your home at SERVPRO we can help!!!
Standing water left un addressed caused a much more serious situation.
Why is the quick response to a water damage so important? Not only does standing water in your home create an inconvenience in your life. Not addressing it in quick and efficient manner can lead a much more serious issue. As water soaks into flooring and drywall. Mold is given the perfect atmosphere to thrive. In only a few days mold can take a standard water job and turn it into a much more complicated issue. It can cause respiratory issues, and extend the time it take to repair. Most drywall will have to be removed and replaced as opposed to simply dried. This can turn an inconvenience into an all out nightmare. Let your local SERVPRO take care of you needs in a quick efficient manner and help put you mind at ease.
Tropical Storm Makes Landfall
Alberto set to make landfall on Gulf Coast
As Hurricane Season begins and the first Storm of the season makes landfall, I ask are you ready. Thousands along the gulf and Southeast will be affected by the winds and rain of Alberto. Many prepare their properties with storm shutters and sand bags as they get ready for the worst but pray for the best. SERVPRO's National team of Franchises is preparing to as well to serve the people in the areas hit hardest by these events. We are always here to help whether from the damage caused by wind or rising water. We head into these areas to help put back to pieces. If you find yourself affected by one of these storms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us serve you in your time of need.
The Storm Travels Inland
Tornado's seen here can cause devastating damage to our communities.
With Hurricane Season upon us inland communities are faced with a different threat. As the storms travel further from the coast, the turbulent air can cause an all to familiar foe. An all to common danger is that of a spin off tornado coming from the bands of the storm. Much like a hurricane a tornado can produce strong winds that damage trees and homes. However, these weather monsters can spring up with little warning. If you find yourself affected by one of these situations and are not sure what to do next, At SERVPRO we can help. With services that range from water mitigation, to rebuild we can help prevent further damage by providing temporary coverage of roofs, or complete rebuilding options. We built our business on serving our communities in times of need. Let us help you in your time of need.
Flood Waters Rise
Flood water devastate Maryland communities.
In any Hurricane situations one of the greatest dangers that face residents is not only wind and rain. Many times rising floodwaters cause the much of the damage and heartache. Although rainfall plays a role in this, so does the storms surge that pushes water not only onshore but up rivers and tributaries, causing floodwater to reach miles inland. These waters not only damage structures as rushing water causes foundations to erode and break loose from the ground to which they are anchored, but also carry with them deadly bacteria and disease. In many cases what is left behind after the water subsides, can cause great problems of its own. The trained professionals at SERVPRO have been specially trained for these scenario's. Let us be there for you in your time of need.
Satelite image Massive Hurricane seen here in Gulf of Mexico.
Around this great nation we look forward to Summer. The kids are out of school and many have saved vacation days all year to cash in on a week or two during this time. It is a time of rest and relaxation, and opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately it also brings with it a time of anxiety for many. With the warm air of Summer also comes Hurricane Season. These devastating storms bring with them wind, rain and flooding. Preparation is the key, secure your properties the best you can and get out of path of storm when possible. SERVPRO we can help you to rebuild the damage and will be happy to do so, but cannot replace you life. We hope that you never need our service, but are happy to be there for you in you greatest time of need.
Mold Takes Over Vacant Apartment
Mold takes over vacant apartment.
In property management Air quality is a topic that is quickly becoming a major talking point. Especially in a case where the structure is intended to be a residence. As the owner or property manager that liability is not something that you want to experience. Your Local SERVPRO can work with Environment professional to make sure that your property is up to standards. Whether it is an unit that has been vacant, or growth that has been out of site. We have the procedures to get your property back to industry standards and protect the health of your tenants. No matter how big or small the job SERVPRO has team to serve you and get you back in business. Let us work for you if you find mold in your space.
Apartment Fire Causes Major Damage
This apartment fire temporarily displaced residence.
Little things in this world can violate a property owner like a fire. When a fire takes place in a commercial property the damage is multiplied. It is bad enough when one family is displaced, however in a setting like an apartment building you have the potential for multiple families to be affected. What's next? Where will they go? What about their belongings? Your Local SERVPRO Can help you with what's next. In some cases parts of the structure can be cleaned and restored. SERVPRO professionals can help to decipher what is salvageable and what is not. Our state of the cleaning techniques can help to give residents back their memories. In many cases we can even remove the smoke from clothing. Let us help you put back the pieces "Like it never even happened."
Busted Pipe Leaves Commercial Property Underwater
A busted pipe floods lower floor of corporate building.
Water does not pick favorites it can happen in commercial building just like it does in residential homes. In many cases the scope of work can be much greater in these instances do to the large size of the buildings. In these instances you not only have the inconvenience but also the burden of job interruption. When a commercial property is affected, the money lost to lack of productivity is often greater than the cost of repair. At SERVPRO we understand, and work diligently and efficiently to get your business back up and running. We have the tools and knowledge to dry your property as quickly as possible. We understand that to you time is money. Let us work with you and respect your time so you can get back to making money.