Recent Water Damage Posts

WHY SERVPRO?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

In early October, a pipe broke in the ceiling over the weekend, causing water to flood and damage much of our 5,000 sq. ft. training center. We had a leadership seminar scheduled there in just a few days with clients flying in from as far as Australia. Our property manager called SERVPRO® and I coordinated with the local Franchise to work out the repairs to be done to our offices. The crew chief and his staff were prompt, professional and kept every commitment they made to us. This was essential as our offices are called “The Elite Center” because of the high-end furnishings and decor we have throughout. They listened and understood the importance of our deadlines and were able to get the offices in working order for the upcoming seminar, and then returned to do the “heavy lifting” and complete the work for an even larger seminar that began in three weeks: all was done on time. I have purposely waited to make sure all the repairs they did held up before writing you, and to see if we have any aftercare problems that we’d need addressed, but there weren’t any. They got it right the first time. As you’re aware, the stress one endures going through a catastrophic loss experience can either be elevated or diminished, based on the quality of the people one is working with to rectify the matter. To that end, SERVPRO® excelled. I recommend them to everyone I find that needs their services, and will continue to do so.

-Dave, CA

Real Customer Testimonials

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

We are delighted with SERVPRO’s efforts to put our home back in order, making it ready for rebuilding. The SERVPRO® team relieved our high anxiety, letting us know we were in capable hands. Hearing the team of ladies laughing while they worked hard at their tasks made me feel our place, though damaged and long from return, was once again a home. From our Project Manager down to each team member, I was treated with enthusiastic respect. Communication was open and free-flowing, even as I asked a zillion questions. Never a falter in getting good and clear answers. The work was hard, hot, and difficult, but no one backed away or slacked off, always carrying on in a professional manner. All the team members treated me as a friend, with warm greetings each morning and including me in some laughs at the end of each day. I can’t find words to express how your team of professionals made me feel comfortable and well cared for. These days it is very uncommon to find “customer-focused” businesses (not just in words but in actions), even more rare for employees to extend their company’s strategy, even when face-to-face with the customer especially during such trying and anxious times for the customers.

—Charles and Sena, Texas

Home

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

A Home is made up of more than walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows…So much more.

It becomes a part of who we are, a place where life is shared with loved ones at the beginning of life, until often the end.

Our homes are full of special moments that are absorbed in memories not long forgotten, be it good or bad.  

Home is truly where our heart is.

When a Fire or Flood destroys a home, we lose a part of us. Everything that is guaranteed to be there when we returned at the end of our day has been washed away or went up in smoke.

No one is prepared for the mental stress this puts upon our shoulders.

That is why at SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia we are dedicated in seeing the person behind the disaster when we are called in to help.

We see a Home and not a house.

We see Entrepreneurs and not a business.

We see PEOPLE.

Our professional team is ready to assist you with cleanup, restoration and repair.

“Like it never even happened.”

From water leaks, storm damage, major flood, or fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia will be there with you from the beginning …   Informing you of each necessary step until your home is restored.

Home

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

A Home is made up of more than walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows…So much more.

It becomes a part of who we are, a place where life is shared with loved ones at the beginning of life, until often the end.

Our homes are full of special moments that are absorbed in memories not long forgotten, be it good or bad.  

Home is truly where our heart is.

When a Fire or Flood destroys a home, we lose a part of us. Everything that is guaranteed to be there when we returned at the end of our day has been washed away or went up in smoke.

No one is prepared for the mental stress this puts upon our shoulders.

That is why at SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia we are dedicated in seeing the person behind the disaster when we are called in to help.

We see a Home and not a house.

We see Entrepreneurs and not a business.

We see PEOPLE.

Our professional team is ready to assist you with cleanup, restoration and repair.

“Like it never even happened.”

From water leaks, storm damage, major flood, or fire and smoke damage, SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia will be there with you from the beginning …   Informing you of each necessary step until your home is restored.

Faster to your Water Damage Event

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Greenville/Troy/Anadlusia 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 more.  SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia

SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia 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. 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.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. 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!

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 Greenville/Troy/Andalusia 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

Faster to your Water Damage Event

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Greenville/Troy/Anadlusia 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 more.  SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia

SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia 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. 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.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

4/13/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. 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!

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 Greenville/Troy/Andalusia 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

What Is a Moisture Meter?

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Is a Moisture Meter? Caleb showing us how the Moisture Meter picks up water in the board. (As an example)

At SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia, our Production Team stands prepared with the latest technology and equipment to solve any water damage scenario. Part of that technology lies within a handheld meter. It is called a Moisture Meter.

A Moisture Meter is used on various materials such as flooring, wood, drywall, etc. and we can use this instrument to help adjudicate the scope of the moisture content hidden beneath the surface of the objects that were touched by water.

If you asked yourself, “What is the importance of this?” I will explain why it’s not only important, but essential for the complete drying of your home or business after water damage.

In every scenario, water runs. It runs downhill, into cracks and crevices, absorbs into materials and sits there until someone cleans it up.

It has to be cleaned up…Each drop and then dried.

If not, then mold will begin to grow. Mold is not something you want behind your walls…It may affect your health.   

This is why the use of a Moisture Meter is one of our “go-to” tools. It allows us to see beyond what is visible with precise pin point accuracy to repair the damage done to your home or business and complete the process of drying out your home.

Like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia specializes in Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Mold Mitigation, HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Deodorization, Crime Scene, Vandalism and Biohazard Cleanup, Pressure Washing in Troy, Greenville, Andalusia and surrounding areas. 

What Is a Moisture Meter?

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Is a Moisture Meter? Caleb showing us how the Moisture Meter picks up water in the board. (As an example)

At SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia, our Production Team stands prepared with the latest technology and equipment to solve any water damage scenario. Part of that technology lies within a handheld meter. It is called a Moisture Meter.

A Moisture Meter is used on various materials such as flooring, wood, drywall, etc. and we can use this instrument to help adjudicate the scope of the moisture content hidden beneath the surface of the objects that were touched by water.

If you asked yourself, “What is the importance of this?” I will explain why it’s not only important, but essential for the complete drying of your home or business after water damage.

In every scenario, water runs. It runs downhill, into cracks and crevices, absorbs into materials and sits there until someone cleans it up.

It has to be cleaned up…Each drop and then dried.

If not, then mold will begin to grow. Mold is not something you want behind your walls…It may affect your health.   

This is why the use of a Moisture Meter is one of our “go-to” tools. It allows us to see beyond what is visible with precise pin point accuracy to repair the damage done to your home or business and complete the process of drying out your home.

Like it never even happened.

SERVPRO of Greenville/Troy/Andalusia specializes in Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, Mold Mitigation, HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Deodorization, Crime Scene, Vandalism and Biohazard Cleanup, Pressure Washing in Troy, Greenville, Andalusia and surrounding areas.