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Why Seek Professional Flood Damage Help in Groveland?

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Storm damage is no easy task. Call the professionals of SERVPRO for the flood damage services you need.

SERVPRO ensures safety during Groveland flooding mitigation

When seemingly clean rainwater invades your Groveland home, it can be hard to appreciate the hazards it poses. Although it might look clear, it can carry significant amounts of:

  • Road and landscaping chemicals
  • Diluted sewage, still teeming with human pathogens
  • Dissolved substances contained in or on the materials passed through on its way inside -- including asbestos, lead, and more
  • Bits of industrial waste and dead insects and animals

What Protections Does SERVPRO Provide During Flood Recovery?

When torrential rains cause local waterways and sewers to flood, damage to Grovetown residences follows. SERVPRO crews are certified to extract and contain flood fluids for lawful disposal. We enhance safety for your family through:

  • Containment of work areas
  • Venting airborne contaminants using negative pressure air scrubbers
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), preventing tracking hazardous waste in living areas
  • Cleaning and disinfection employing EPA-registered products

Call on SERVPRO of Augusta for fast and expert flood damage restoration. Contact us at (706) 750-0200 any time, day or night, 365.

Should Augusta Residents Get Help for Fire Damage Restoration?

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside job site. Fire loss to your property is no way task to handle. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the services needed.

SERVPRO Ensures Complete Toxic Smoke and Soot Cleanup in Augusta 

In 1916, Augusta experienced a fire disaster that defined the city and its resilience under tremendous pressure. March 22, 1916, marked the date of a calamity that destroyed or significantly damaged 25 blocks of the city as it stood at that time. The perimeters of the fire were roughly 8th street to East Boundary Street. The flames traveled along Reynolds Street and spread from there. Parts of downtown and Old Town were involved in the destruction.

How Did Augusta's Great Fire Of 1916 Start?

As is sadly familiar with horrific events such as this blaze, the cause was an everyday error that grew wildly out of control. The ignition site was at Jackson and Broad Streets. Now occupied by the SunTrust Building, in 1916, the parcel underlay the Dyer Building. On the first floor, the M. E. Kelly dry goods store ensured the sharp looks of the clothing sold with a tailor's shop. Typical of such a service, the staff used a pressing iron to smooth out wrinkles and set creases. Momentary inattention to the hot implement permitted a fire to break out in the early evening. 

What Path Did the Augusta Fire Take Through the City?

The fire traveled from the Dyer building east, roaring through a quarter-square mile at the city center. Strong winds increased the blaze's intensity, and just about any building in its path provided fuel for its continuous movement. Commercial properties, personal residences, and schools all fell to the heat and flames. Attempts to quell the fire were provided by: 

  • Augusta's eight firehouses
  • Fire departments from neighboring cities:
  • Atlanta
  • Savannah
  • Charlestown 
  • Columbia

Estimates of the numbers of houses burned topped 525, and at least 138 businesses also toppled under the intense fire. 

How Does the 1916 Fire Rank Among Similar Events in Augusta? 

Although fires at other times pressed on the city's resources over the years, Augusta's Great Fire of 1916 was at an entirely different level of damage. It was considered the most significant loss sustained by the city and the entire state of Georgia. Depending on the source of information, the losses were estimated to exceed $6,000,000 at the time of the fire. Structures lost include:

  • The Empire Life building
  • The Chronicle building
  • Tubman High School
  • Houghton Grammar school
  • The historic St. Paul's Church 

Photographs of the damage are archived and make the extent of the disaster clear. Augusta has rebuilt but does not forget.

What Is the Value of Hiring Professional Restorers for Your Fire Emergency? 

Catching a household blaze before it gets out of hand is a relief. No matter how inconsequential the accident might seem, Augusta fire damage restoration evaluation by SERVPRO is critical. The residues created by a home fire of any size need expert removal because they are:

  • Acidic and highly corrosive to a wide range of structural components content
  • Toxic, posing potential health issues when airborne and settle on surfaces
  • Malodorous, requiring innovative equipment and best-practice protocols to remove

Count on the team at SERVPRO of Augusta to meet your fire mitigation and remediation needs. One call to (706) 750-0200 opens our toolbox of comprehensive resources focused on restoring your property.

Martinez Residents Can Learn To Achieve Their Dreams

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Typewriter "Goals" Learn about the importance of a positive mind and manifesting your goals into reality.

Seminar To Learn to Manifest in Martinez Happening

The past year has been rough for everyone. Numerous people have also had the opportunity to look inward and realize there are things in their lives that they want but do not yet have. This seminar teaches participants the art of goal setting, whether a new home, a better relationship with a spouse or family, or an increase in income. Life coach Armida Abreu Martinez of Divine Growth Coaching takes attendees through a journey to learn how to envision goals so vividly, the path to making them a reality becomes concise and clear. In the interest of safety for all, the seminar will be held via Zoom, and a link to join the session will get sent the day of the event. 

  • Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Fee: Free for all

SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200 brings professional water restoration services to local Martinez residents. The techs have training and certification to handle any size of water damage within a property. 

SERVPRO® of Augusta Helps Stop the Spread

12/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Combating COVID 19 /  Coronavirus

SERVPRO® of Augusta Can Help You Stop the Spread within your Augusta business or home. Throughout the year 2020 many communities have been greatly impacted and plagued by the COVID 19 / Coronavirus. Recognizing the need for a trusted leader to emerge with a product to help combat the virus, SERVPRO® has formulated SERVPROXIDE. SERVPROXIDE is an EPA registered product that helps to protect local businesses, staff, customers, and families alike to regain sense of safety through disinfecting and sanitizing. Many Augusta businesses have fought back through protecting their staff and customers using SERVPROXIDE application.

Reacting to a Need

The demand for SERVPROXIDE has greatly increased in the winter months as a rise in cases climb due to seasonal affects. The product has several types of application options, most popular is our electrostatic fogger.

Electrostatic Fogging of SERVPROXIDE

SERVPROXIDE is an EPA registered product and using our electrostatic fogging equipment, it can be applied as a very fine mist. The fine mist is attracted to all hard surface areas, even the tightest of spaces. This helps to hit all hard-to-reach surfaces including all high-touch point areas such as: light switches, door handles, keyboards, desk chairs, countertops, and many more. These high-touch point areas are more likely to have come in to contact with the COVID 19 virus.

Conducting Proactive and Reactive Cleanings

We offer two types of sanitizing and disinfection options. Proactive Cleaning, this is determined by recognizing there was not been any knowledge of contamination from COVID 19 and is strictly preventative. Reactive Cleaning is conducted when there has been a confirmed active case of COVID 19 virus in the space, thus SERVPROXIDE is needed to be applied to help kill the virus upon contact.

Fast Response Times

Not only do we offer precautionary steps and reactive steps towards the fight against Coronavirus, but we also conduct wipe downs of all hard surfaces as an extra precautionary measure. Our team of experts are available 24/7 to give you quotes and an intended schedule for a professional sanitization or disinfection conducted by SERVPRO® of Augusta crews and technicians. We are prepared to limit contact and wear the proper personal protective equipment to keep you and yours safe.

Would Like a Quote? Call us at 706-750-022 for a quote and scheduling options.

Flooding Hazards and How We Can Help

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Our technicians are expertly trained to extract water from storm flooding. Our technicians are expertly trained to extract water from storm flooding.

What to Look for After Recent Flooding

There are many hazards to look out for after flooding in your Augusta home. You may experience electrical and structural hazards, along with hazardous waste, mold, and hazardous materials. Electrical and Structural hazards may be the most common when experiencing flooding in your Augusta home. Additionally, there may also be trip, slip, and fall hazards due to the number of wet surfaces in your Augusta home or business.

Electrical and Structural Hazards

Pro Tip: Electrical hazards from flooding can cause water to make its way into the wiring system. To protect yourself and your home, make sure all the circuit boxes are turned off to steer clear of shock hazards.

Additionally, structural hazards can mean the foundation is compromised due to the excess water that has now infiltrated your Augusta home. Occasionally, there may also be damage to the gas lines which will then cause gas to slowly leak into the home. In addition to leaking gas lines, there is also potential for there to be water trapped in ceiling pockets causing the ceiling to most likely cave in and fall. These are just a few examples of what can happen after flooding has occurred. We at SERVPRO® of Augusta are expertly trained and are confident in our ability protect you and your home from these issues.

Do Not Delay

If you see an issue, report it! When experiencing flooding in your Augusta home, call your local SERVPRO® of Augusta for fast storm damage flooding help. The sooner you call, the sooner you can get your home or business restored. Call 706-750-0200 and our crew chiefs and technicians can help provide you with expert advice.

Hone Your Business Writing Abilities In Augusta

12/20/2020 (Permalink)

notebook and laptop Amp up your writing skills with this online writing course.

Augusta Residents Can Participate In This Skill-Building Class

In the business world, it is vital to be articulate in all forms of communication, particularly in the present day when many Augusta business deals get conducted solely through email or live chat. This business writing class assists participants in creating all types of written materials, from letters to presentations. This eight-hour course takes attendees from start to finish for taking lukewarm writing and making it compelling and persuasive. The instructor takes students through examples of writing and shows them how to elevate it. Elimination of "fluff" words and learning to hone a point in the least amount of words gets covered also. 

  • Date: 12/25
  • Course fee: $ 599.00
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Participants that prefer to attend virtually will get a link prior to the start of the classes

SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200 serves the local community for any size fire mitigation needed in Augusta. Our technicians are available 24/7 and arrive soon after the initial call to get the restoration services going. 

SERVPRO Supports Local Augusta Businesses With Water Removal Services

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technician using equipment SERVPRO technicians will arrive on scene shortly after your call to us.

Augusta Properties Benefit From Fast Water Removal From Locally-Based SERVPRO

The city of Augusta was originally a British colony in 1736. It was the second settlement established under James Oglethorpe after Savannah. Before the influx of European settlers, the location was once the site where the local indigenous people crossed the Savannah River. There is a Fall Line that makes the terrain flat and easy to navigate. In the present, the city is the second-largest in the state, with prospects favorable for continued growth. The name for the city came from Princess Augusta, the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales. 

Unlike many colonial settlements, the local townspeople lived peacefully and traded with the local tribes, including: 

  • Chickasaw
  • Creek
  • Yuchi
  • Shawnee

The Shawnee were originally known as Savano, and the Savannah River is an Anglicization of the original name of the tribe. 

Early Transportation In The Augusta Area

In the mid-1700s, Augusta began constructing roads to enable more people to reach the city without the need to travel on the Savannah River via boats. The result was more and more people moved to the city. The establishment of the Georgia Railroad in 1845 created a much-needed link to Atlanta and increased the accessibility for trade. 

Changes in Augusta During the American Revolution and Civil War

When the American Revolution occurred, Savannah went back under British authority. This left Augusta as the new state capital until it too fell to the British. The Americans took the city back only to lose it again to the British. After the war, the building of the Augusta Canal helped the city become a hub for the production of many needed items such as: 

  • Gunpowder
  • Paper
  • Textiles

The Confederate Powderworks was a mainstay in the city, and many Augustans were in favor of the idea of a Civil War. However, once the war between the North and South happened, the city found itself overrun with refugees from other parts of the state that had already been overtaken by the Union Army from the North. General Sherman's army burned a large portion of Georgia, and the Augusta area did not get spared. During the reconstruction period after the war, martial law needed to get instated to keep the crime rates down and civil unrest at a minimum. 

Revitalization of Augusta

By the early 1990s, many of the businesses had left the downtown area. This area of Augusta became the textbook look for urban decay. In 1995, a loose collective of the art community began a monthly event known as "First Friday." On the first Friday of each month, there is a gathering of local bands, street entertainers, and art galleries featured during art walks. The result of this monthly event has seen the return of restaurants and bars to the area. 

Great Places to Visit in Augusta

August is filled with interesting and historical venues. One of the top draws in the area is the Masters. This is a must-see event where attendees get to watch pros from all over the world complete. Tickets can be difficult to obtain, and many people opt to watch the practice rounds, which can also be sold out for up to a year before the event. 

Augusta was founded around the canals, and the Augusta Canal Discovery Center gives guided canal boat tours daily. Participants can learn about the history and the importance of the canals as part of the city's founding. 

The Downtown Riverwalk has beautiful views of the Savannah River. Walkers can choose to walk the path along the river or go across the levee. There are numerous restaurants and bars nearby and conveniently-placed benches for seating along the route. 

One of the stops on the Riverwalk is the Morris Art Museum. This venue has the distinction of being the oldest museum in the country that is dedicated to the art and artists of the South. The permanent collection has over 5,000 artworks. The museum also puts on an average of twelve special exhibitions yearly with rotating displays, including public programs and charity events. 

History and music buffs alike enjoy the Augusta Museum of History. Many things contributed to the city's growth, and many of them get highlighted in the museum, such as trolley cars, the railroad, maps of the canals, and of course, a tribute to Augusta's favorite son, the godfather of funk, James Brown. Downtown features another tribute to Brown in the form of a lifesize statue at the intersection of James Brown Boulevard and Broad Street. 

What Happens to Stock and Furnishings During Commercial Water Removal in Augusta?

It can be disheartening to come into an Augusta business and find it needs commercial water removal. The key to getting the business reopened as fast as possible means the cleanup needs to start as soon as the water gets discovered.

Once SERVPRO technicians arrive onsite soon after the initial call, they use their equipment to locate all areas of water collection and determine where the migration path or paths are within the structure. The techs have advanced extraction equipment that pulls even deeply embedded moisture to the surface. 

In situations where there are furnishings and stock, such as in a retail store, the elevated interior humidity can damage articles. SERVPRO techs perform pack-outs where they take items in an organized fashion, either off-site or to a secure area during the restoration services. The things get cataloged as to their location in the building, so once the area is cleaned and dried, the pieces can get moved back and replaced in their former spot to limit the amount of disruption to the business once it reopens. 

Once the restoration services complete, the crew chief can walk the property owner through the worksite and go over the actions taken, such as: 

  • Controlled demolition
  • Confirmation of disposal of ruined building materials
  • Estimate for reopening 
  • Any repairs needed 

SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200 handles the cleanup and commercial water removal for local Augusta properties. The trained technicians have extensive experience and the advanced equipment to make the damage, "Like it never even happened." 

Martinez Residents Find their Inner Artist This December.

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

Paints in cups Take time to relax and enjoy Holiday Sip and Paint, as SERVPRO remediates your homes fire damage. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

The Holiday Sip and Paint Event Starts on December 12 and is Open to All Residents of Martinez.

The Sip and Paint classes are opening up again this Christmas for Residents of Martinez to find their inner artist. Local artist Candice Henderson runs the courses to encourage all ages and abilities. The location is the Studio Neighborhood Bar on 11th Street. Guests are provided with canvases, paintbrushes, materials, and drinks. Local DJ Doc Bangers delivers the soundtrack for exploring your creativity under the tutelage of an experienced artist. Tickets are available now with Pkcreate and AC Inc. running December's class from 7 pm until 10 pm on December 12. Artworks can be purchased directly from the Paint and Sip website, while virtual painting classes are available.

  • Tickets are bookable from the Studio Neighborhood Bar directly. 
  • Virtual classes are bookable for up to 100 guests.
  • Paint and material packages are delivered directly to your door for virtual courses. 

Housefires can cause extensive smoke and odor problems in your home. To get help returning your home to its preloss condition, contact SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200.

Hundreds of Augusta Residents are Taking Part in this Year's Run Run Rudolph Virtual 5k Run.

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

Augusta Skyline Join the fun and enjoy the views Augusta has to offer. Remember If your home needs assistance with storm damage, call SERVPRO, we are available 24/7.

Starting on December 1st, Augusta Residents Don their Running Shoes and Reindeer Antlers for the Virtual 5k. 

Augusta is full of great running spots, from Broad Street's historic downtown to the Savannah River's rugged natural beauty. Take full advantage this December by taking part in the Virtual Run Challenge. Supporting healthy lifestyles and activity, this organization promotes running in an area of your choice anywhere in Augusta. Runs are live-streamed or filmed, with registration taking place over the next few weeks. The time limit for your run ends on January 3rd. Registration is capped at 1500, so visit the event pages to book your spot. Fancy dress-themed walkers and joggers are highly encouraged. 

  • Registration packages include reindeer antlers, finishers shirts, and medals, as well as a Tyvek Race bib. 
  • Submit your results online to claim your medal. 
  • Race packets begin shipping from December 1st. Once received, pick your spot and run through Augusta.

A subtropical climate increases the likelihood of violent winds and rainfall. If your property suffers flooding this winter, contact SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200.

Holiday Treats Cooking Class in Augusta

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on white drywall in a corner Let SERVPRO remove the mold in your home while you enjoy making cookies.

Augusta Kicks Off the Holidays with this Annual Cooking Class

Join the Saturday Chef Community Cooking Class on December 5, 2020. The topic is holiday treats. You will learn how to make unique recipes that can add something new to your Christmas get-togethers. It is a hands-on class taught at Helms College culinary labs. Professional chefs share their knowledge and teach participants how to create one of a kind edible delights.

Sign Up & Enjoy Learning Something New

If you make the same kind of cookies every year and want different treats or branch out into something new, this is the class for you. It only happens once a year, and you do not want to miss out. You need to pre-register and call (706) 651-9707 or email saturdaychef@helms.edu to sign up. The cost is $90 per person.

Enjoying the Holidays 

SERVPRO of Augusta offers mold remediation services to the Augusta community. Mold should never be ignored.

Our crew does not plan on ignoring the Christmas cookies and holiday fun in the area. SERVPRO hopes to see you at some of the local events. Contact us at (706) 750-0200.