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Get Your Storm Damage Handled With the Right Restoration Company | SERVPRO® of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Thunderstorms can be a part of warmer weather, but their frequency should not lead to a lax attitude about their dangers. Storm damage is serious, and it has gotten even more dangerous recently.

While no one knows when a storm will strike, we strongly advise drafting a storm recovery plan before you ever need one—this way, if you do discover damage, you will be certain that you know exactly what to do.

The most important thing you can include in your storm recovery plan is what restoration company you will go with, and it is vital to choose the right one. Deciding now gives you a chance to do your research and make sure you are choosing wisely—here’s how to do it:

Deciding in Advance on Your Storm Restoration Company

Choose a company with a good reputation. Because of all the homes and businesses that are impacted by a damaging storm, many people will want restoration quickly and may not do their research to make sure a company is legitimate. Avoid getting scammed by looking into your chosen company’s background—make sure they have good reviews from people in your community and that they are respected as restoration providers, as well.

Choose a company that can handle demand. After a storm, many people will likely be experiencing damage in a small area, which can get overwhelming quickly for those who are not equipped to handle it. Thankfully, we have a nation of other SERVPRO® locations on our side, allowing us to provide the same level of service whether we have one job or one thousand people needing restoration.

Choose a company that prioritizes your call. It will never feel convenient to receive storm damage to your home or business, but the last thing you need is to contact your restoration company to no response or one that makes you feel like a burden. We encourage people to call us 24 hours a day with our emergency line, so you can report your damage as soon as it is discovered and we can get to work formulating a response.

When you have damage from a storm to your home or commercial building, you can always depend on us to handle it. Contact us at any hour to see our exceptional service in action.

 

We specialize in Flood And Storm Damage

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

3 green air movers in hallway of office Getting to your loss quickly will increase the drying time much faster! Contact SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley @ 478-956-1214!

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is ready to assist if you have experienced flooding from an outside source caused by storm or unwanted water such as sewage backup in your home or business.  Our technicians are faster to any size disaster. We have the training and the professionalism to ensure the space is restored as quickly as possible. Our goal is to get you back “Like it never even happened.”

Within four hours of the loss notification, we will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled properly by completing the following steps:

  • Inspection- We will inspect the affected areas of your home or commercial site to determine the extent of the damage. From there, we will discuss the inspection with your insurance agent or company and answer any questions before performing any work.
  • Emergency Services- Our technicians will take immediate and necessary steps to protect your home or business such as your personal belongings from further damage by extracting any water and prepare for drying. We will discuss each step with you and your insured.
  • Monitoring- To ensure your personal belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards our technicians will monitor the drying process. Written monitoring reports will document the drying process. The results will be consistently communicated to you throughout the monitoring process.
  • Restoration Services- During the restoration process, our professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets and clean affected areas of the property and belongings. A final walkthrough of the job site will be conducted to ensure your property was returned at its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is ready to assist your loss of any size, day or night, and available 24 hours/ 7 days a week.

Call SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley today at 478-956-1214 and our professional team of technicians will respond quickly to your home or business.  We are here to help!

How SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley Can Help Assist In Fire Damage

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

Charred wood from fire damage within wall Electrical fires can happen at anytime or anyplace. Contact our emergency service at 478-474-6700!

Any fire or smoke damage to your home or business can be overwhelming and devastating. During these trying times, understanding your needs is our #1 priority and getting you back “Like it never even happened.” Our team of professionals are highly trained in fire restoration and have years of professional experience.

SERVPRO’S 1-4-8 Service Response guidelines can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. Our professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal. We also specialize in document restoration and will help insure your property has been inventoried.

Our restoration services include:

  • Fire, Smoke and Soot Removal
  • Water Removal and Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation
  • Large Loss Storm Response
  • Move or Pack Outs
  • Contents Restoration
  • Document Drying
  • Content Claim Inventory Service
  • Deodorization

From the floors to the walls and ceiling and upholstery, we will take care of everything, so you don’t have to. SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley works with many insurance companies such as State Farm, Georgia Farm Bureau, Alfa Insurance, USAA, National General, Farmers Insurance, Allstate, Geico and many, many more. We are the #1 trusted leader in fire restoration services.

For emergency services, please do not hesitate to call us at 478-956-1214!  

Why SERVPRO You Ask?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Man in black suit, white shirt and red tie Come meet our franchise owner, Carl Goodrich.

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is a locally owned and operated business for 39 years. We are a local business that takes pride in helping our community become a safer environment for everyone. SERVPRO Industries has over 1,700 franchises across the country and Canada. What does this mean to a consumer? This means we are close by and faster to any sized disaster!

We at SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley service most of middle Georgia in Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration, Mold Remediation, Storm Damage Restoration, Cleaning Services that range from general cleaning to Biohazard cleanup like Trauma and even viral pathogens. We handle all of these areas of expertise for both residential and commercial customers. Our goal for every situation is to make it “Like it never even happened.” We truly understand what a business owner or homeowner feels when things happen out of nowhere and not sure where to begin. You can rest assured that SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley staff members are highly trained in property damage restoration and get you back up and running because we operate under the 1-4-8 rule for service response services.

  • ONE- Within one hour from the first notice of your loss, a SERVPRO Franchise will contact you to arrange for service.
  • FOUR- Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to mitigation services
  • EIGHT- Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communication to the appropriate person.

 We are also very involved in our local community and plan to around for hundreds of years to come! We have built relationships with many residents, other business owners, leaders, insurance agents and adjusters.

If you’re ever in need of any of our services, have any questions or need a quote, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 478-956-1214.

Mold In Your Commercial Business

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

drywall cut out with visible mold and servpro logo Mold could be lurking behind your walls. To schedule an appointment, call us at 478-956-1214!

So what is mold?

Mold is a fungus that reproduces tiny spores in an environment with a lot of moisture. Mold grows quickly when humidity levels in an area are above 40 percent! Microbial growth can grow in or on just about anywhere such as window seals, drywall, carpet, ceilings, furniture, and even animals. Mold spores are microscopic and can move through the air and have growth within 48 hours. Mold can also come in a variety of colors, like green, brown, black and even purple! Mold can also leave a strong stench or bad odor.

What do you do next?

Inspect your building. Check for any leaks or water damage in our around floors, roofs, ceilings, crawlspace, kitchens, bathrooms, water heater or supply rooms. If you have found the source- then contact your local plumber to address the problem. If left untreated, mold will return. Once the leak or problem has been repaired, then contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley!

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is the trusted leader in Mold Remediation. We are no stranger to high humidity percentages in Macon and Middle Georgia. During the summer months, daily readings average around 89-92 percent. Even in February and March, daily readings average 85-86 percent. Our technicians are IICRC trained and certified for water restoration, fire restoration and mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. No commercial property is too big or too small! Call us @ 478-956-1214.   

Ensure Every Cookout Is a Safe One With Fire Safety Tips | SERVPRO® of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

a person in grilling chicken and hot dogs on an outdoor grill SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is the fire restoration experts. To learn more give us a call or contact us online

If you are trying to make the most of a summer afternoon, cooking a delicious meal on the grill is a natural way to do it. While the taste of a freshly grilled meal can’t be beat, we do like to remind everyone of some essential safety tips as summer moves into full swing. As with any activity that involves an open flame, a few prevention tactics can make a big difference in your overall safety.

A grill fire can start in the blink of an eye, and it is reported that over 5,500 do every year by the U.S. Fire Administration. Knowing the essentials of grilling safety can stop you from being part of this statistic so you can remain safe during every cookout.

Know the Essentials of Grilling Safety

Create a safe zone around your grill. When you set your grill up in your yard, you are likely thinking more about convenience than safety, but both are equally important. Keeping three feet around your grill is what is recommended so if a flare-up does occur, there is nothing nearby that could catch fire.

Clean your grill grates often. Bits of food and grease can adhere to your grill grates when you are cooking, which can not only alter the cooking temperatures of your grill but can also lead to a fire hazard. These bits of food can ignite suddenly if they are left undisturbed, so experts advise cleaning them off after every meal.

Never leave the grill unattended. If a fire starts in your grill, it can quickly begin to spread to other parts of the area—and if no one is around, it may not be noticed until the damage has already been done. If you have to step away from the grill for any reason, be certain you are able to have someone take your place with a fire extinguisher nearby in case of a flare-up.

Inspect the grill regularly. As with any piece of equipment, your grill should be maintained, and wear and tear is expected with time. Checking your propane lines regularly can help prevent any dangerous gas leaks from occurring, which is why we recommend doing it before every cookout just in case.

If you have a grill fire that does damage to your home, we are here to help. You can call us any time, day or night, to have a quick response from our restoration experts.

Tips for Thunderstorm Safety at Any Location | SERVPRO® of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

lighting striking hillside during storm at night” Have you been affected by a storm event? SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley is available 24/7 and ready to assist you with any storm damage.

With summer, rising temperatures and high humidity, severe weather might be the last thing on your mind—but because it thrives in these types of conditions, it is important to understand that it is always a possibility. Summer storms tend to pop up suddenly, and while they appear to be over quickly, they can still pose major risks.

When a storm catches you off-guard, remembering a few key safety tips can protect you tremendously from risks.

A Few Key Safety Tips for Sudden Summer Storms

Know your options for shelter. In the best-case scenario, you will become aware of inclement weather while you are somewhere safe that you can stay until the storm passes, but of course, life does not always work out that way. If you get caught off-guard, sheltering in your vehicle is actually quite safe when you follow the proper guidelines.

Practice electrical safety. Lightning is an extremely dangerous component of thunderstorms, especially when they strike a building. As lightning travels through the wiring of a home, it can send a power surge to all the electronics actively plugged in which can ruin them. If you have the time, unplugging everything in your vicinity is a good safety precaution, and a good long-term strategy includes installing inexpensive surge protectors throughout the home.

Avoid direct contact with concrete. While concrete is a strong material, it can pose a risk if there is electricity in the air. Lightning often strikes concrete buildings because they are built with metal reinforcements, which can channel the electricity out into the concrete and anything it is touching. While concrete buildings can be safe, you should avoid making direct contact with walls and floors if lightning is possible.

Stay indoors for at least 30 minutes. When a storm interrupts your fun, getting back outside is top priority—but doing so too quickly can still put you in danger. Lightning has been documented 25 miles from storm clouds, so it is recommended that you wait at least a half hour after you can no longer hear thunder to head back out.

If your home sustains damage due to a storm, you can count on us to help. Contact us at any hour to learn more about our storm restoration process.

Creating a Regular Workplace Fire Drill System | SERVPRO® of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

red fire alarm hanging on gray concrete wall If your business experiences any fire damage, you can count on us. SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley specializes in commercial fire cleanup

The ability to anticipate change is a skill that every business owner is likely familiar with, and it is important to plan for both the good and bad when considering the future. Emergencies like fires in the workplace can completely derail your vision if you are not prepared, and can also be extremely dangerous for any staff that are on-site when the fire breaks out.

For this reason, we always recommend starting with fire evacuation drills when you begin planning your fire safety efforts. Making sure your staff knows what to do and can calmly and quickly escape the building will create a safer workplace for all and reduce your liability in the event a fire does break out.

Starting With Workplace Fire Evacuation Drills

Consult with your local fire officials. You have so many options for online research regarding workplace fire safety, but make use of your local resources as well to create the most effective plan. You can often get in touch with your local fire department for personalized recommendations on evacuation routes and other safety measures based on the specifics of your buildings.

Communicate and mark fire evacuation routes. After you have determined the best evacuation routes for your space, mark them so they are highly visible and brief staff on what comes next. Making them aware of the drill ahead will keep everyone prepared and ready to act.

Have fire drills frequently. Frequent fire drills could easily become tedious, but you should have them regularly enough that details do not end up forgotten. Additionally, it is important to make sure any new employees are quickly put through a drill so they know what to do if a fire starts early on in their employment.

Run different fire scenarios. Fires never follow a distinct pattern, so having a drill plan that is dynamic is a good way to prepare for whatever comes your way. Mix up where the fire “originates” in your drills so your staff is familiar with all available evacuation routes and exits they can possibly take.

If your business has experienced fire damage, you can count on us. We specialize in commercial fire restoration and will be here for you at any hour—contact us today.

SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Service

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley offers Commercial Cleaning Services throughout Middle Georgia. We understand that common wear and tear can make your office or environment a little undesirable. Let the professionals at SERVPRO make your workspace more desirable and look it’s very best!

Our franchise professionals offer cleaning services ranging from cleaning restaurant equipment to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors and Walls
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

With over 50 years of experience, training and the best cleaning products, SERVPRO Commercial Cleaning Services will get the job right and get the it done quickly. Our large loss clients include, Property Management, Hospitality Facilities, Education Facilities, Healthcare Facilities, Food Service Facilities and Retail Facilities.

Helping to make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today @ 478-956-1214

Our New Normal To Business Owners

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned stick on window A defensive cleaning program fit for your needs!

We all in some form or fashion have taken things for granted. Small things, like being able to walk into a gas station to pay for gas, snacks or drinks with no worries. Walking into a department store and browsing all the deals and sales going on that you just can’t live without. Or maybe even going to the beach with your family and going to that seafood restaurant that you only get to visit once a year. COVID-19 has definitely put an impact on business owners during these unprecedented times. Millions of business owners were forced to shut down during the crisis and begin to reassess the “new normal”.

SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley can help with the new normal by offering a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. Customers and even employees can feel at ease knowing that you are going above and beyond the basic cleaning needs. SERVPRO Cleaned program is a weekly viral pathogen cleaning service, designed just for your business. We can tailor to your needs on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. Each time your business is cleaned by our professionals, we will leave a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned sticker on your door or window that shows SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley professionally cleaned and disinfected your business and the date that the cleaning was performed.

No one knows how the future of business owners will look like. But at SERVPRO of Thomaston, Forsyth & Fort Valley we know that our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program will help business owners like you keep our community safe.

For more information on our new Certified: SERVPRO cleaned program, contact us at 478-956-1214.