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Augusta Residents Use Fire Damage Restoration to Return their Homes to a Pre-Loss Condition After Fire.

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Augusta is Ready to Mobilize Expert Service Personnel and Equipment for Residential Fire Losses. 

Along the Savannah River lies Augusta. This sprawling city has an estimated population of 197,000 people, while the comprehensive Augusta Metropolitan Area encompasses an even greater 600,000 residents- making it second only to Atlanta in Georgia's met areas. Perhaps the most famous event that brings people to this city is The Masters' Golf Tour, which takes place every year in the Spring months. Up to 50,000 people turn out each day to watch the finest Golf players of their generation tee off at the Augusta National Golf Club- often referred to as the National. The course itself was designed in 1932 by famous landscapers Jones and Alister Mackenzie. Outside of golf tournaments, Augusta offers fantastic weather thanks to its subtropical climate and mild winters throughout the year. 

The city of Augusta is one with a rich history that goes back beyond the civil war. Downton is known as the historic center with buildings like St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Reynolds Street dating back to the mid-eighteenth century. This city's pre-civil war area can be found on the National Register for Historic Places and is protected due to its cultural and historical significance. The modern city is a diverse mix of traditional southern cuisine, far-reaching natural beauty, music, theater, and outdoor activities. Bringing together the city with the wider metropolitan area is the Savannah River, which runs for 301 miles through Georgia and Carolina before heading out into the Atlantic Ocean. 

  • Downton Augusta is connected by Broadstreet, which is abundant with local eateries and nightlife. The 8th street entrance to the River Walk opens out into the Augusta Market, which runs from Spring until Fall and provides delicious local produce, artisan foods, as well as local wineries and craft breweries. Historical sites include the home of US President Woodrow Wilson, the Academy of Richmond County's 1801 campus, and many other unique religious and historic sites.
  • Augusta's surrounding natural beauty is a national heritage site and offers incredible opportunities for Kayaking, Hiking, and Trail Riding. The Forks Area Trail System (FATS), starting on Woodlawn Road, was awarded Epic status from the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and has hosted the IMBA's World Mountain Bike Summit in the past. What draws riders to this corner of the south is the winding trails for all rider levels, the sublime panoramic views, and thick forestry.
  • Warm southern eat-outs line the Broad Street walkway, offering soul food, international delicacies, and traditional Southern-style sandwiches. Groucho's Deli on 758 Broad Street has signature sandwiches that delight both visitors and residents all year round. The award-winning sandwiches have seen a recent explosion in popularity, allowing the deli to branch out into nearby Savannah, Greenville, and Aiken. This year, Groucho's won numerous awards, including the Best of Columbia 2020.

Visiting Augusta, GA, for the annual The Masters' Golf tournament. 

The Masters represents one of four major golf tournaments that take place every year. Since 1934 this course has kicked off the tour season starting in April and running for four days. However, many enthusiasts seek out the much-coveted early tickets to observe the practice rounds. This invitational tournament is the smallest of its kind with just 92 contestants but remains among the most prestigious in global golf. Each year the winner is awarded the traditional Green Jacket, passed from victor to victor as far back as 1949. 2020 marks the first year that the Masters have taken place in the winter running from November due to the Covid-19 health crisis. 

  • The opening of the tournament begins with the Champions Dinner taking place the Tuesday before tee off. The event invites the tour's previous champions. Previous champions sometimes carry out honorary tee-offs at the beginning of each tournament. Jack Niklaus, a 6-time winner of the Masters, has performed the ceremonial drive alongside other luminaries like Tiger Woods. 
  • Finding places to stay during the tournament can almost be as challenging as finding a ticket. The Lookaway Inn on West Forest Avenue is among the best. The converted turn of the century mansion is a short drive from the event with understated neo-gothic architecture and Roman Columns. The Westbank Inn on Washington Road is equally cozy and within walking distance of the daily golf. 
  • Getting hold of a ticket for the practice rounds of Augusta's premier golf tournament is more exclusive than it is expensive. The reasonably priced tickets usually need to be booked in advance up to a year before the game occurs and are awarded at random to applicants through a ballot system. Tournament tickets are granted solely to Masters Badge holders and Patrons.

Tackling Fire Damage in your Augusta Home with Professional Guidance and Expertise.

Fire Restoration can be tricky. Smoke stains can come in many forms, while odors can permeate both furnishings and the interior of your building assembly. Correctly identifying soot deposits and the most effective cleaning methodology is an expert task. Homeowners with fire damage in Augusta can help reduce losses by light vacuuming to remove dry soots and cover the upholstery with old sheets to prevent further harm. However, tackling larger areas of smoke may inadvertently cause further damage to the property. The proper application of cleaning products requires careful testing of the soils to determine an effective solution. 

  • SERVPRO can analyze and restore wet, dry, or greasy smoke deposits. Our range of cleaning agents includes oil-based, alkaline, and acidic treatments. Natural fabrics often have unique properties. Our resources of machines and cleaners can help to return them to a preloss condition. 
  • Fire odors can permeate a home rapidly and be tough to rid from the structure. We can identify odor-causing items and make informed decisions on whether to restore or replace them. Our odor counteractants are recommended by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) S500 program for residential use. 
  • Resurfacing, finishing, or upholstering can become expensive. By carefully deciding which items are repairable before beginning restoration, we can ensure services remain time and cost-efficient. 

If a house fire causes soots and soils to buildup on walls, furniture, or appliances, contact SERVPRO of Augusta at (706) 750-0200.

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