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December and January are the Peak Time for House Fires

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

A First Responder is shown leaving a badly burned house The professionals at SERVPRO of Brunswick, are always ready to help you in the event of fire damage to your home. SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094

A house fire can occur at any time. Winter is usually the busiest time for house fires. According to the American Red Cross December and January are the peak.


In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire, and thick, black smoke can fill a house in minutes. That is according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. They also say that residential fires fires cause nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 12,000 injuries nationwide each year.


It can be confusing to know where to start after the first responders have finished their work. The clean up after a fire in your home will take time and patience.


If you detect heat or smoke when entering a damaged building, evacuate immediately.

If you must leave your home because a building inspector says the building is unsafe, ask someone you trust to watch the property during your absence.

If you have a safe or strong box, do not try to open it. It can hold intense heat for several hours. If the door is opened before the box has cooled, the contents could burst into flames.


It's also important to begin the restoration process as soon the fire is completely extinguished, and the building is safe to enter.

If you want fast, reliable, professional restoration response, call SERVPRO of Brunswick.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. SERVPRO of Brunswick is an IICRC firm.


The professionals at SERVPRO of Brunswick, are always ready to help you in the event of fire damage to your home and property. We are also experienced in the areas of water damage, as well as mold prevention and remediation. Contact us at (912) 264-6094.

Know Where to Look for Water Damage in Your Brunswick Home

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Damp areas around your home are a likely place for mold to grow. Doing regular inspections of areas in your home or business that are most likely to develop water damage due to leaks will allow you to take care of issues before they can become serious.

Here are the top three areas to check regularly for water damage:

The bathroom


Most bathrooms are cleaned thoroughly at least once a week, and these times are great for checking for leaks and damp areas. Look in the least traveled spots, such as corners of the linen closet, behind the toilet, under the sink. If there are any leaks in these places, they can be a danger until they are fully dry. You can invest in a dehumidifier for your bathroom, which is a great help.

The kitchen


This area of the home or business is also a water damage concern, and it is used more than any other area in homes besides the bath. Keep an eye out for spills and leaks and clean them up immediately to ensure that they are not attracting mold spores, which are always in our air and cannot be removed. Under the sink and refrigerator are places that can be damaged by water without you noticing, so get out your flashlight and make sure you see every corner clearly.

The laundry room


This room, since it has large appliances, also has nooks and crannies that are not cleaned as often, and a leak behind the washing machine can create huge issues down the road. Add to that the humidity in the air and possible unseen leaks or drips, and you have a recipe for the establishment of a mold colony. Pull the washer and dryer out from the wall regularly, and make sure the areas behind them are clean, dry, and disinfected.

Other areas to check include hall closets, garage, and basement.

SERVPRO of Brunswick has the right team to help.

SERVPRO of Brunswick is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical.


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.

SERVPRO of Brunswick is always here to help you with any issues related to water damage in your home or business. Large-scale cleanups after flooding and fire are our specialties, and we are mold remediation experts, too. Call us (912) 264-6094.

Space Heater Quick Tips

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

A space heater is shown The three-feet rule: keep anything that can burn 3 or more feet away from the heater.


As colder weather starts to move in, it's time to consider, space heaters. Space heaters are a great source of heat aside from your central heating system. Whether it is at your desk or in your living room space heaters can truly make a difference during the colder days. With the comfort of warmth comes safety concerns to keep in mind when you plug the space heater in.

The three-feet rule: keep anything that can burn 3 or more feet away from the heater.


Keep kids away from the heater to prevent burns and other injuries.


Always turn OFF your space heaters when you leave the room or go to bed.


Lastly, check smoke alarms once a month.


December, January, and February are the leading months of heat related home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Fire damage can be devastating. If you have a fire in your home or office, call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.

Our highly trained fire restoration professionals will assist you through the recovery process. Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

SERVPRO of Brunswick provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Brunswick. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Electrical Fires, Knowing Facts Can Help You Prevent And Prepare

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Faulty electrical wiring is shown in a ceiling Give us a call today if you have fire damage or restoration questions. SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094

Faulty Electrical Wiring In Brunswick


Home electrical fires can start in wiring, electrical distribution systems, and lighting equipment, as well as in any equipment powered by electricity such as cooking, heating, office and entertainment equipment, washers and dryers, as well as electrical distribution or lighting equipment. This is according to the National Fire Prevention Association, (NFPA) which studies fire causes and prevention extensively.


The (NFPA) research indicates that, fires involving electrical failures or malfunctions accounted for the highest share of civilian deaths (18%) and direct property damage (20%).


They also discovered through data that nearly two of five fires (39%) involving electrical failure or malfunction occurred in the cold weather months from November through February and usually between midnight and 4am.


Understanding the common causes of fire can help us prevent and prepare. If you have a fire in your home or business, you are going to need professional help cleaning up.

Our Team Can Help After The Fire


SERVPRO of Brunswick is ready to respond when you need help cleaning up. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is an IICRC firm.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.


Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Give us a call today if you have fire damage or restoration questions. SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094

Residential Fires Can Be Prevented But Not Predicted

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Fires In Brunswick Georgia


While there's no way to predict when there might be a fire in your home. Many people take precautions, like installing smoke detectors and having fire extinguishers. While there's no way to know exactly when it could happen, that doesn't mean your family shouldn't have a plan.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2020, local fire departments responded to an estimated 1.4 million fires in the United States.

These fires caused 3,500 civilian fire deaths. Property damage was estimated at $21.9 billion. If you don't think it could happen to you, keep in mind on average a fire department responded to a fire somewhere in the US every 23 seconds in 2020.

If you have fire damage in your home call the experts at SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.

SERVPRO of Brunswick 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 and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

We believe in continuous training: 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.

SERVPRO of Brunswick provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

If You Have Water Damage Call The Pros At SERVPRO of Brunswick

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Rain is shown on a window bruns We’re experts at handling water and fire damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties.


Water damage is something that most people aren't prepared for, and it’s certainly an unwelcome issue.

Many times it is due to human error, like someone forgetting to turn off a faucet or neglecting to replace a hose with a slight leak. Sometimes, it is due to severe weather or other circumstances out of our control, such as a broken underground city water pipe. These types of water damage can be very costly.

When dealing with any type of water damage situation, whether large or small, there are a few steps you can follow that will help you handle the issue:

Do as thorough an assessment as possible of all property that has sustained damages from the event. Look behind appliances, lift up carpeting, check the crawl spaces, and make sure you are using a light source that allows you to see exactly what is going on.


Take pictures of all your findings, no matter how small. Once things dry out, you will have no evidence of what has happened, and that might create a challenge when attempting to recoup losses.


Using fans and dehumidifiers in enclosed spaces are an efficient way to alleviate damp and moist circumstances quickly and thoroughly before mold can set in.


Contact government officials if the damage comes from a city or county source, and give them as much information as you can. Stay onsite to walk them through your property if at all possible, and share pictures with them if they ask.


Get in touch with your homeowner’s insurance company and send them all the documentation and images that you have collected. Be clear and precise, describing every instance of damage thoroughly and completely so that all records will be accurate.


Once all the information has been shared with the above entities, make arrangements to allow your property to dry out completely. Keep an eye open for mold colonies taking hold.


If you find items that are damaged beyond repair or will not dry out properly, get rid of them immediately to avoid mold from causing additional problems.


SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Keep us in mind here at SERVPRO of Brunswick for all your large-scale cleanup projects. We’re experts at handling water and fire damage, and mold remediation is one of our specialties.

SERVPRO of Brunswick call us at (912) 264-6094

Is Your Brunswick Home Storm Ready?

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

A gutter is shown overflowing due to heavy rainfall Well maintained gutter systems are much better at diverting water to proper drainage areas

Summer storms can appear on the horizon quickly and can surprise you with their violence. Large amounts of rainfall can be devastating to a home or commercial building, causing storm damage and water damage that can take a significant amount of time and expense to repair.

There are several steps you can take to prepare your property for inclement weather events and possible flooding. Preventive measures will reduce the amount of flood and storm damage sustained.


MAINTAIN ROOFS AND GUTTERS:  Well maintained gutter systems are much better at diverting water to proper drainage areas, while a roof that is in good repair will prevent water in the interiors of your buildings. If your gutters are clogged with dead leaves and debris, rainwater can overflow and saturate the ground around the foundations causing damage there, while backed-up water can spill into wall structures. A regular cleaning schedule for your gutters is a good idea, and regular roof inspections will reveal problems quickly and allow you to repair problem areas before bad weather hits.


STORM DRAINS: Storm drains need to be maintained properly, as well. These are in place to move excess water away from buildings and driveways. Your local government is usually responsible for this, but keeping an eye on them around your property will allow you to be able to report a problem right away so that repairs can be made, leaving you ready for storm waters.


RESPONSE PLAN: Have a plan ready for work staff and loved ones. In the event of flooding, make sure you have a system in place to communicate to everyone so that they know whether to travel or not. No one should drive through flood waters. Listening to weather updates is a good idea, and you’ll want to make sure you keep an emergency preparedness kit on site.

SERVPRO of Brunswick is locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.


SERVPRO of Brunswick is always ready to help if your property sustains damages from storms, water, or fire. Call us with any concerns at (912) 264-6094

A Leak In Your Kitchen Can Lead To A Big Mold Problem

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

a clean kitchen is shown Avoid mold damage by making sure you don't have leaks.


The kitchen is one of the most susceptible areas of your house when it comes to mold growth, there is water everywhere in the kitchen. It's a good idea to practice preventive measures to ensure that you don’t develop a mold issue in one of the most important rooms in your home.

The kitchen has a higher moisture level that most of the other rooms in your house, of course, and surfaces can become moldy quickly if not kept dry. Once mold has established a hold on an area, it can come back even more quickly every time the humidity rises.

Here are some tips to preventing mold in the first place:

Paint your kitchen, and bath areas, with mold resistant paint. This type of paint can be found at your local hardware or home goods store.


When doing any type of repair or renovation in this area, check with a professional to find any available products that contain mold-resistant ingredients.


Avoid standing water in this area of the home. During floor cleaning, use less water than you might otherwise, and always dry off countertops after cleaning, paying special attention to cracks and crevasses.


As with all windows in your home, ensure that weather stripping is in good repair in advance of bad weather.


Keep an eye on older refrigerators for leaks from hoses and pipes leading to walls. Move them away from the wall periodically and clean behind and underneath them and take a good look while you are back there.


Ensure your kitchen area is well-ventilated, and you can always use a dehumidifier if you feel it necessary.


Keeping mold out of your kitchen will contribute to an overall cleaner space for the preparation of food and for entertaining and socializing.


Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.


SERVPRO of Brunswick, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to help you with any mold damage or preventive practices. We are also available for cleanup after fire and water damage. Call us today at (912) 264 6094.

Understanding Georgia Storms, Damaging Straight-line Winds And Large Hail

8/28/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning is shown in a dark sky The SERVPRO of Brunswick team is experienced and equipped to assist you in the event of storm damage, give us a call today at (912) 264-6094

Today, technology makes it easier than ever to stay weather aware.


Storms can become a problem with little to no warning. Watching the news can keep us informed beforehand, but bad weather is still unpredictable, so we need to take steps to keep our homes safe from the damages that storms can cause.


All thunderstorms are dangerous because they can produce strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. But because they are so common, people often become complacent and fail to take safety precautions.


Georgia’s greatest threats from severe thunderstorms are damaging straight-line winds and large hail. Straight-line winds can reach speeds in excess of 58 mph and produce damage similar to a tornado.

These winds occur about 75 days per year in Georgia and are most common in the spring and summer months, peaking in July. According to the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.


Conducting an inspection of your home’s premises is vital to complete before inclement weather hits.

A leaky roof or windows can be big problems during extreme conditions such as heavy rains and high winds. Do all your exterior doors and windows fit correctly, and is the weather stripping in these areas in good condition? When is the last time you took a look at your roof to see if it is storm ready?

Loose shutters and rain gutters can present a real problem in high winds, as can unstable large trees. It’s a good idea to trim back trees and bushes with large heavy branches that are not in good condition so that windows and vehicles are not in danger of storm damage in high winds.

Many homes in older cities have drainage ditches at the front of the property. Take time to inspect this area and remove debris or dirt that might obstruct the flow of water from a heavy rain. A clogged drainage ditch can cause a lot of damage by backing up and flooding your property both during or after a storm.

In the event of impending bad weather, do you have a system in place that will help you to get information to everyone? Most of us use our cell phones to communicate these days, but your cell phone service could be at risk when rough conditions hit.

You might consider installing a good old-fashioned landline, just in case. If you or a family member gets stuck or injured at work or out doing errands, they may need help, so it’s vital that lines of communication stay open.

SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.

The SERVPRO of Brunswick team is experienced and equipped to assist you in the event of storm damage, fire damage, or mold issues. You can give us a call today at (912) 264-6094.

Preventing Commercial Fires In Brunswick

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

A fire is shown burning out of control SERVPRO of Brunswick is always ready for cleanups after fire and water damage in both residential and commercial properties.


There were 18,700 office and store fires in 2019, causing property damage. The cost of those fires is estimated to be over $740 million dollars. That is according to the U.S. Fire Administration.


Here are some things to consider:


Install high-quality smoke detectors on or near the ceilings of your business in all areas, including warehouses and outlying buildings. Installing Carbon Monoxide alarms in the same areas is always a good idea since CO is an odorless and colorless gas produced by burning fuels.


Ensure that you have multipurpose fire extinguishers readily accessible in several areas of your property, and make sure your staff knows where they are and how to use them properly.
Have your HVAC unit inspected on a regular basis. Employ a professional for these types of specialized tasks.


Create an escape plan for your team and make sure everyone understands it and can follow the plan in case of fire. Post your evacuation plan in public areas so that both your staff and customers are aware of where to go in the event of a fire.

Second story buildings should have an escape ladder; post warnings near any elevators that they are not to be used in case of a fire.


There are remote monitors available today that let you know if there is a fire in your buildings while you are not there. They can be plugged into an electrical outlet easily and connected to your internet, and you will be notified by the app you download on your phone.


During repair or remodeling of your business property, use fire-resistant building materials when available. For example, using a fire retardant brand of insulation can be a huge part of keeping your workspaces fire safe.

SERVPRO of Brunswick 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.


SERVPRO of Brunswick is always available for large-scale cleanups after fire and water damage in both residential and commercial properties. Here for you at (912) 264-6094.