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We Can Handle Any Flood Damage Obstacles In Your Augusta Shop

6/25/2021 (Permalink)

a man sitting underwater in a flooded office Did flooding put a damper on your business? Contact SERVPRO for water removal and effective commercial flood damage remediation services.

Common Challenges of Flood Damage In Shops

A flooding episode of any kind can have severe ramifications on your shop or any other business that you operate in Augusta. If it is a significant incident affecting extensive areas, you can expect additional challenges since restoration requires the coordination of different services, including emergency services. You may want to start restoration as soon as the water in the driveways and other open spaces recede. However, there are likely challenges you might face, which is why consulting a professional restoration company helps.

When the incident causing flood damage in Augusta shops affects many other properties in the same community, it adds an unwanted aspect of competition for resources since everyone is looking to save their assets. It can be challenging to access industrial-grade equipment to extract water and dry the excess moisture from the structure. Our SERVPRO teams are fully prepared to deal with major incidents, which is why we stockpile a variety of equipment necessary for restoration. Our storm trucks are also ready to deploy to any location at any time.

Flood Damage Restoration

Floodwaters tend to soil everything in their path once they gain access inside a building. In a shop where most of the items are consumables, such exposure leads to a total loss. Luckily, having an active insurance policy covers the damages suffered. The challenge many people face is in filling the paperwork for contents claim insurance. Our SERVPRO technicians help ease the burden by coordinating with the insurance adjuster throughout the restoration process. Our electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, also eliminates the difficult task of filling regular paperwork and makes it easy to categorize contents by damage extent.

Restoring your shop to a preloss state from a functional as well as aesthetic perspective is essential. You may not realize it because many long-term customers not only expect to find the products they regularly use at your shop, but the layout also becomes part of their shopping experience. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified crews help ensure you do not lose any crucial layout aspects by taking several photos before any teardown.

To deal with any challenges of flood damage in a shop effectively, call SERVPRO of Augusta to assist. You can reach us at (706) 750-0200 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Suspect a Leak?

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Water fountain in downtown Augusta SERVPRO® of Augusta is available 24/7/365 to answer your call!

How SERVPRO Can Help with a Suspected Water Leak Augusta

At SERVPRO® of Augusta, our crews and technicians have practically seen it all. From working under tight time frames to helping relators and homeowners at the closing table; to discretely managing large-loss water damage projects fulfilled to completion for government facilities. All projects are performed with service excellence. Our crews and technicians are trained and capable to handle any size loss, at any moment. As for your home, expect the best from our industry to rid you of a potential headache.

Understand what is key to restoring your home – Quickly!

Having a knowledgeable team on your side. Being equipped with a team that can expertly walk you through the process of water damage mitigation is important. Without SERVPRO® and our expertise, calling a different restoration team to respond to your call can put your home at risk for secondary damages such as mold and rot.

Access to the best equipment to fit your water damage. Not only is a fast response time vital when dealing with a water damage but equally important is having the drying equipment ready to be placed after standing water is extracted. Without swift placement of drying equipment, you could incidentally open your home to potential secondary damages. Our crew chiefs and technicians are trained to follow a guided system of structure drying expectations.

Daily updates can help clarify where your home is at in the drying process. Experiencing a water damage in your home is always an unwanted disruption. Our goal is to make it known how efficiently your home is drying and what outside factors could affect the drying process. Great communication and transparency are key in hoping to give you peace of mind during the time of your water loss.

Need Help for Your Augusta Home Water Damage? Give us a call at 706-868-5441, or to Learn More about the Augusta Area – Click Here!

Does SERVPRO Have All Skills Necessary for Exemplary Fire Damage Restoration in Augusta Properties?

6/20/2021 (Permalink)

a house on fire with smoke billowing from the windows Has your family home recently suffered from a fire? Don’t delay, contact team SERVPRO for cleanup and effective remediation services.

SERVPRO Has the Combined Knowledge to Handle Moisture, Odors and General Damages Thus Easing Fire Restoration

After fire ravages your Augusta home, it requires different processes to restore it to its preloss state. Since you might require help fixing the affected areas, you need a restorer with the right skill sets.

For the fire damage restoration done in Augusta homes to bear fruit, it is necessary to address immediate problems and prevent secondary issues. It takes training, experience, and dedication like the one SERVPRO teams have to arrange and execute all the necessary processes.

A comprehensive fire restoration exercise may involve:

  • House fire cleanup
  • Smoke remediation
  • Water & fire damage restorations

On arriving at the loss site, our SERVPRO technicians inspect all areas to establish issues that need immediate attention. For instance, if water is used to put out the fire, vast property sections might be wet. Finding a way to manage the moisture early can help forestall extreme deterioration or prevent stubborn problems like mold growth. Our technicians use specialized equipment such as thermal cameras to trace moisture migration or thermo-hygrometers to check humidity levels inside the house. We can then set up some dehumidifiers to control the moisture.

Our SERVPRO teams are equipped to address all the problems caused by fire. After removing all smoke residues and disposing of the charred items, we embark on deodorization processes. We use various techniques, including thermal fogging, which atomizes solvent-based deodorizers, ensuring maximum penetration into materials because it mimics the smoke that creates the odor problem in the first place. 

SERVPRO of Augusta is well suited to handle any fire damage restoration issues you might face. Call us at (706) 750-0200 if you need help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

A Leaking Shower Can Spell Major Water Damage Issues For Your Augusta Home

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Man reading newspaper while water leaks A leak in your shower can affect other areas of your property. Don't let water take over your home, call SERVPRO for help.

Water Damage From Leaking Shower In Augusta Home

The two rooms in the residential properties that report the most water damage are the kitchen and bathroom. These are the areas of the property where appliances and activities that use water occur most. When a water damage event happens, professional mitigation must begin as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO responded to a call from an Augusta homeowner with water damage coming through the ceiling from the bathroom into the kitchen. Our technicians immediately began scoping the area to determine where the water had migrated. The kitchen was unaffected by the water and only needed surface cleaning. We quickly located the source of the leak was from a shower riser, the long pipe that reaches up to the showerhead. When the shower was in use, water ran down the pipe and was coming through the floor joists and dripping through the first-floor ceiling.

Our moisture detection equipment showed moisture retention in the floor joists between the first and second floors. We used portable pumps to extract as much moisture as possible from the floor and then drilled weep holes in the ceiling to let airflow within the floor joists thoroughly dry the affected areas.

Because our technicians possess certifications in the science of Applied Structural Drying, they know how to strategically set up a room for the quickest and most complete removal of excess moisture. Air movers were positioned both below to dry the ceiling and in the bathroom to direct air within the floor joists in the area of the leak. This setup enabled for complete removal of the collected moisture and inhibited the potential for mold.

SERVPRO of Augusta proudly serves the local area mitigating water damage and restoring homes to their preloss condition. Our local emergency response team is available when you need us 24/7 at (706) 750-0200 to make your water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Call Our Experts 24/7 If Your Augusta Home Experiences Flood Damage

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Technicians moving property You can depend on our SERVPRO teams to cleanup and restore your property and personal belongings after a flood takes place.

What To Expect From Professional Flood Damage Restoration Services In Augusta

When your Augusta home experiences flooding, it is a traumatic time for you and your family. The damage increases with every hour the water remains, but managing the problem is beyond the tools and skills possessed by the average homeowner. Our company considers the water removal and structural drying services necessary after a flooding event to be one of the pillars of our mission. Let us help at this difficult time.

Flood damage in Augusta can connect to a severe weather event, a municipal utility breach, or household plumbing or appliance malfunctions. Regardless of how the flooding happened, it must be removed, contained, and discarded fast to stop progressive damage to the structure and contents and prevent secondary issues such as mold growth. We have the trained technicians to implement any professional plan to get the flood damage remediation project running.

SERVPRO often recommends a contents pack-out in a flooding scenario. Our team uses a detailed Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to inventory and track your items, including detailed lists, digital photos, and barcoding. Removing furnishings and personal property permits us to evaluate their condition and effectuate cleaning and drying procedures at our production facility. We also document restoration expenses and decisions to discard items to help with the insurance claims process.

A pack-out allows SERVPRO technicians at your home to attend to rapid water removal and structural drying with more ease and space. Our service vehicles are stocked with pumps and water extractors, essential to rid the flooded spaces of standing water. We use thermal scanning devices and moisture meters to find hidden water and establish baselines for drying goals. Technicians operate the machinery after an evaluation of the water category, containing contaminated fluid for appropriate disposal according to local regulation.

Once the majority of the water is evacuated, SERVPRO establishes a perimeter of air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the flood-damaged space. If needed to gain access to saturated cavities, we might elect to make flood cuts, ensuring a flow of dry, heated air to draw out the moisture in every area affected. The water in the structural components becomes water vapor in the drier air, ready for capture by dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Augusta stands beside you after flood damage, ready to return your home to preloss condition. Call (706) 750-0200 for a fast assessment and professional flood damage remediation.

Best Way to Get Water Out of Carpeting - SERVPRO® of Augusta Has the Answer

5/24/2021 (Permalink)

Air movers in hallways with green tape holding down cords to the floor. After a water damage, water is extracted and drying equipment is placed.

Have a Water Damage Emergency?

If you are currently experiencing a water loss at your Augusta business or home, it is crucial to extract the water and dry it immediately to escape further damage - Call 706-750-0200.

What is Extracting and Floating?

In simplest terms, extracting is the process of using equipment to physically remove water from a material or surface. Extracting is often used to control the environment after flooding, or from a water damage where there is unwanted, excess water in an area.

Our goal is always to try and salvage your carpeting instead of replacing – A tactic used for achieving this is through ‘Floating.’ Floating a carpet is attained through placing drying equipment and simultaneously drying the bottom of the carpeting, and top of the carpet pad.

When successfully removing water and moisture from carpeted areas, using multiple drying methods and industry-leading equipment helps to combat water damage and potential secondary damages such as microbial growth and subflooring issues. Salvaging carpet and carpet pad can be achieved through floating carpets with SERVPRO® air movers, monitoring the drying and drying times, and placing dehumidification equipment to help achieve faster drying.

What Type of Extraction Equipment?

Extraction is just one step in the crucial process towards protecting your Augusta home water loss. Different types of SERVPRO® extractors help to best protect your home or business:

  • For carpet, deep extraction tools are useful in removing the most water.
  • Self-propelled extractors pull water out of the carpet by compressing the carpet and underlying pad to squeeze the water out and then vacuum it up.
  • Stationary extractors work by squeezing and vacuuming the water; however, technicians move the extractor to a new section after approximately 10 seconds.
  • Technicians use portable extraction wands for hard to reach areas such as tight corners.

In addition, after extracting water from carpets and carpet pads, SERVPRO® professionals can begin to place drying equipment to finish the drying process. Air movers and dehumidifiers are strategically placed in areas of need, and wet materials are removed.

For more information, please visit SERVPRO® of Augusta - or call us at 706-750-0200.

SERVPRO Can Help with Your Storm Damage Repair

5/20/2021 (Permalink)

Image of Mold on a wall behind wallpaper at a commercial building Discovery of microbial growth behind wall coverings.

Mold Threatening your Augusta Home or Business?

If your home has a moisture issue after a storm, there could be mold growth festering. After a storm, safely assessing potential damage is vital. Damages may not mean a damaged roof from high-speed winds, or broken windows from tree branches. Sometimes, moist, damp areas occur after excess moisture in the crawlspace from high water levels seep through cracks or poor coverage of the access door and threaten microbial growth. Mold can thrive after a Summer storm because of humidity and wet conditions. These popular mold growth environments are characterized as a crawlspace, basement, or other areas that were previously affected from a water loss that have gone unnoticed and now have unwanted, excess moisture.

Measures to Remediate Mold

It does not take long for living organisms like Mold to being to develop and grow. Spores are found in an outside environment but can transfer inside a home if mold finds the perfect living environment – Typically on wet, organic materials like sheetrock (paper) or wood.

Choosing the Right Team

Calling SERVPRO® of Augusta is central to assuring that our team of experts can mitigate mold growth and keep mold away through expert diagnosis and processes. It is important to remove all outside factors that could promote mold growth such as wet insulation, wet sheetrock, essentially removing the molds access to its food source.

If you believe you have spotted mold growth in your home or crawlspace, call SERVPRO® of Augusta for help and to prevent potential health hazards. Our technicians are always prepared to conduct mold testing, identify potential sources of mold, and remediate.

If your home and/or crawlspace becomes wet after a storm, our crews are Here to Help® by being available 247 – 365, Call SERVPRO® of Augusta at 706-750-0200.

Augusta Businesses Recognize SERVPRO as One of the Leading Mold Removal Companies

5/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo contact us You want a team of professionals on your side for mold remediation. Call SERVPRO at (706) 750-0200.

SERVPRO Stands out Amongst Commercial Mold Remediation Companies in Augusta 

Mold at your place of business is never a pleasant discovery. SERVPRO, one of the leading mold removal companies in Augusta, can help you to remediate mold safely and efficiently. Mold can have health effects on people working in your commercial space and, if neglected, can even lead to significant structural damages costing thousands in repairs. 

Many species and varieties of mold can contaminate your commercial space. Unlike other mold removal companies in Augusta that tend to scare business owners with the dangers of black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum), SERVPRO technicians never use this scare tactic. Black mold is no more dangerous than regular mold. 

Why Professional Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal Necessary from Your Augusta Property

Most types of mold in your Augusta property grow and multiply in damp and warm spaces, although some can grow in temperatures as low as 320F and as high as 1220F as well. Mold reproduces by forming spores, tiny particles that can detach from the network of mold (hyphae) even by the slightest disturbances and spread through the air. Hence, trying mold remediation yourself can cause the spores to spread to the unaffected area, complicating the remediation process. SERVPRO mold specialists have the necessary equipment and experience to limit the spread of these spores to unaffected areas. 

Certain mold can also produce toxic substances such as Mycotoxins and Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (mVOCs) known to cause health effects. SERVPRO consults Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) to come up with a remediation plan that is safe and effective. Often this third party cooperation is required by municipal or governmental authorities. 

Call SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200 for 24/7 mold remediation service.

Martinez Extraction & Drying – Why Call for Professional Water Cleanup?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment when it comes to water restoration services. We are fast and immediate to your property.

SERVPRO is there when you have burst pipes or interior flooding in Martinez – Contact us for rapid water cleanup!

You have complex systems that feed into your Martinez property, including water supply lines. Should you have a water incident like burst pipes, you need to address it fast to lessen the development of costly secondary damage and the loss of belongings. SERVPRO offers 24/7 response so that you can guarantee someone will be at your door to begin water removal services within hours of your call.

Why is it better to go with skilled technicians for water cleanup in Martinez?

Water damage remediation in Martinez, extraction, and drying are not usually suitable for a DIY project. SERVPRO is the number-one team in the area offering:

  • Pack-Out services to remove contents for cleaning or drying off-site. This allows our crew more room to work on effectively removing standing water and implementing drying techniques.
  • Moisture detection to find hidden pockets where water may have penetrated your ceilings, flooring, drywall, and even concrete.
  • Controlled demolition, as needed, to replace unsalvageable building materials. 

Some of the equipment we bring to emergency services water damage calls include:

  • Pumps and Extraction Units
  • Extraction tools like hard surface wands, light wands, weighted rovers, and self-propelled tools
  • Dehumidifiers, air movers, drying mats, and more

Do you need help with water cleanup, and you require assistance fast? SERVPRO of Augusta provides emergency response day or night. Call us at (706) 750-0200 to have a crew dispatched to your location for assessment.

Augusta Ceiling and Wall Water Damage Cleanup

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none! Call now for the fast and immediate services you need for your home.

24/7 help in Augusta is available from SERVPRO – Contact us for ceiling repairs from water damages and more!

Water damage is devastating to any Augusta property. When moisture meets your drywall or ceiling materials, it poses the threat of hidden dampness and mold and mildew growth potential. Ceiling leaks should get addressed as soon as possible, and our team at SERVPRO features skilled IICRC-certified technicians ready to help. 

Staining and water damage in Augusta can leave stains and damage to your walls, ceilings, and baseboards. In some cases, the materials could crumble and call for total replacement. Signs that you need water damage remediation from dampness in your ceiling include:

  • Cracks
  • Stains
  • Bowing
  • Peeling

If you have moisture behind walls, you could see issues like:

  • Softened, spongy drywall
  • Peeling or bubbling wallpaper
  • Moist, damp smells
  • Water seeping from portions of the wall, and more

It is essential to know that a slow leak from pipe damage or water infiltrating your roof after a storm must be addressed as soon as possible. Failing to do so could lead to structural damage and the need for mold remediation services. SERVPRO is here to handle water cleanup, moisture detection, and all of the emergency services water damage assistance you require!

Call (706) 750-0200 when you need us, and we will send out a crew as soon as possible for water damage assessment. SERVPRO of Augusta will always make it “Like it never even happened.”