Ways To Prevent Water Damage Around Your Home
When you check your home for water leaks the laundry room should be on your list. If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264 6094
Most homeowners are aware that a roof needs to be inspected for signs of damage and decay, or that plumbing is something to keep your eye on as it ages. These are areas that we anticipate might be a problem when it comes to property damage.
But what about your washing machine connections?
That’s a place where there can be hard water deposits that can corrode pipes and hoses, causing them to explode when you are not looking for it. And if it happens when you are at work, there can be a significant issue by the time you return home! Make an inspection of your laundry room part of your routine, and pay attention to all the outlets, hoses, and piping, to make sure they are in working order.
Another part of your home or business that can become damaged by water over time is around the base of your toilets. As your bathrooms age, the seals that were installed at the time the house was built or the toilet was put in will break down and corrode, sometimes developing tiny holes that will leak small amounts of water. This little leakage can really hurt your flooring without you even noticing it until it’s too late. Keeping records of the dates of renovations and repairs for appliances, etc. can help to remind you to take a look every now and then to see what needs your attention.
Many older homes and businesses may have heating and cooling units on their roof; this area will need a thorough checkup before the beginning, and during, every season that will require heavy usage. A water leak from the pipes going to that unit can do a lot of damage to the roof, attic, and walls underneath. Because they are out of sight they can be forgotten about, when it comes to water.
We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Brunswick home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage.
The team at SERVPRO of Brunswick is always standing ready to help in the event of any kind of emergency; we are experts in dealing with water damage, fire damage, and mold remediation! Call us at (912) 264 6094
Tree Trimming Can Protect Your Home
A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost. SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094
Trees offer a number of benefits to a home's landscape. Shade and animal habitats are such an important part of a property that many people are reluctant to remove trees.
When tree limbs or the trees themselves become damaged or diseased due to age, invasive insects or storm damage, they can become a liability rather than an asset. It is important to include trees in a home maintenance plan.
Tree limbs that have died or are diseased are much more likely to cause damage to a property or home if they're ignored. Most limbs typically come crashing down during strong thunderstorms or high winds. It's not unheard of to have a large limb or even an entire tree fall at a random time.
To help prevent these accidents from damaging your yard or, even worse, your home, it's best to cut off diseased, dying or dead limbs as soon as you identify them.
Weather events can do serious damage to trees as well. In coastal Georgia, heavy snow is a rare event, but ice storms are somewhat more common. Freezing rain that falls, even as drizzle or light rain, can do serious damage to trees due to the accumulated weight of the water which freezes on every twig and limb.
The heavy weight often bends limbs and can crack or break them. If freezing rain has damaged your tree, experts recommend that you have the damage assessed and the limbs removed as soon as possible.
Damaged or diseased trees that aren't cared for as a part of routine home maintenance can bring even more disaster to your property. A tree limb that crashes through a roof or window during a storm, or topples due to icing, opens the way for rain to further damage your home's interior.
If you find yourself in this situation, experts recommend that you immediately call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094 for help with cleaning and restoring your home's interior.
Whether your home has experienced storm damage, flooding or fire damage, trained SERVPRO of Brunswick restoration technicians can help you clean and restore your home.
Leaky Roof In Brunswick, Now What
We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost.
The rain is coming down and you have a roof leak. It wasn't there last time it rained, but it sure is there now. Hopefully, you caught it as a minor drip instead of a major leak. If you sustained water damage from that leak, you need to take steps to contain the damage and start getting this right.
5 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage from a Leaking Roof
Deal with the water. Leaks usually pool on the nearest horizontal surface. For attic leaks, the water tends to pool on the ceiling below. The water will find the path of least resistance like a light fixture or vent opening. That is where you will see the drips. Get a bucket under the drip to keep the water from doing more damage. If the water is causing a dip in the ceiling, use the tip of a pencil to open a small hole in the dip to drain the water into a bucket.
Find the location of the leak. Get up into the attic to find where the water is getting in. It may be right above where the water is pooling, or it may be higher in the roof line. It could be near a vent or chimney opening as those are vulnerable locations for water leaks. If possible, get a bucket under the leak point, that will prevent any further damage to the ceiling below.
Make temporary repairs if possible. If you can access the roof safely, draping a tarp over the leak can help prevent water from getting inside. If you cannot access the roof safely, use roof tape or cement to patch the hole. That will provide a temporary patch to keep the water out until the pros arrive.
Call in the pros.
First, bring in construction experts to fix the leak in the roof. They will have the equipment to do the job safely and effectively. Second, you need to bring in water restoration specialists to deal with the damage the leak caused. They can get the water out and start drying out your personal possessions. Doing this quickly can prevent mold and mildew from developing and minimize further damage.
SERVPRO of Brunswick
We are water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your Brunswick home when flooding or water leaks cause water damage.
These steps will help you minimize the damage the leak has caused and start getting your home back to normal.
If you need assistance with water damage restoration, give us a call here at SERVPRO of Brunswick (912)264-6094.
Prepare For Storms In Brunswick Now, Don't Get Caught Off Guard Later
SERVPRO of Brunswick has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry since 1992
Storm damage can lead to minor repairs, or it can leave a business or home with tremendous devastation. Since you can't know what is going to happen until after the storm, preparing for the worst is best.
Consider the Electric
When water and electric mix, a major, potentially fatal, hazard can arise. If you are concerned about flood waters getting into the electric, you should have a professional consultation to find out what you can do to minimize the potential for risk.
While small sandbags are unlikely to stop all of the damage that a major flood can cause, they can be of assistance, especially if the flood is of a lesser severity. Sandbags can help to keep the water contained to one room or one part of the business or home. Even if a flood does find its way into the lower level of the company or house, you might be able to keep it there.
Some problems in the construction of your business building or house might make the space more susceptible to floods. For example, uneven ground or a poor drainage system could lead to greater problems. Before the next flood comes to town, have these issues repaired. You may need to contact the landlord if you do not own the property.
Move Important Items
If you can store important items in another facility, one that is better protected against floods, then consider that option. When that is not a possibility, you should move important items, such as products, files or furniture, to higher ground. By moving these items to a different floor of the space, you are taking a step toward protecting them from the floods.
Evacuate the Building
You may hear that a flood warning or watch is in effect for your area. Taking these weather reporters seriously is of utmost importance. In the event that you keep your employees working through the weather conditions, you may discover that you are all trapped in the flood. Discussing evacuation routes and emergency-notification systems with your employees and family members should be a common procedure in your workplace or home.
Some floods cause devastating damage for both humans and structures. When you want to take precautions against major damage where you live or where you work, you should follow some basic protocols and advice for doing so. However, if there is water damage to your home or business, give SERVPRO of Brunswick a call (912) 264-6094. Our highly-trained team will complete a damage assessment and get your back to normal as soon as possible.
As a locally owned and operated business we are dedicated to serving our community and helping you when disaster strikes. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have teams and equipment standing by to help our community recover from any wind or flooding damage that happens. We can assist you with any tapping or water extraction services after a hurricane.
Is It Time To Let Professionals Handle Cleaning The Carpets and Rugs In Your Brunswick Business?
Commercial Rug and Carpet Service
The appearance of your Brunswick business can say a lot about you to customers and clients. Is your commercial space clean and neatly organized? Are there unusual odors due to dirty carpets? When was the last time you had your carpets and rugs cleaned professionally?
There is more to consider here as well. Were the technicians professionally trained and using the right equipment? All of this is a lot to consider. It's an easy problem to solve in Brunswick, by simply calling SERVPRO of Brunswick, Have Questions? Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is here to get the job done right. We'll give your commercial site the same amount of attention that you would want us to give your home.
If you have multiple locations and are in need of a high-volume service, we can still take care of all your cleaning needs.
You want a clean and sanitary environment for your workers and customers, and that's what we want too. Nobody takes carpet cleaning and deodorization more seriously than we do. Once you've worked with us, you won't want to work with any other company. Give SERVPRO of Brunswick a call to set up a quote today (912) 264-6094.
Our professional cleaning can address moderate and heavy soil conditions in your carpets. How often you’ll need professional cleaning depends on soil build-up, traffic, type and color of carpeting. A good rule of thumb would be to professionally clean your carpet every 12 months.
If you're in the real estate industry and are looking for professional cleaners who are bonded, insured and ready to get your properties move-in ready, we're the company to call.
Our friendly, experienced staff will get things ready to your specifications in time for your upcoming photo shoots and open house showings.
Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
With Storms On The Horizon Is Your Commercial Site Ready?
Getting Your Business Ready For Storms In Brunswick
There are somethings you can do to try and minimize water damage to your business caused by storms. If you do have water damage from a storm call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094 so we can help to you right away.
Inspect around your business to see if you are prepared for heavy wind and rain.
Some questions you might ask yourself:
Do exterior doors fit tightly?
Are both doors and windows properly weather-stripped?
Does your parking area have a well-maintained drainage area?
Are all rain-gutters and spouts ready for the deluge?
The roof of your office area, your warehouse, or your storage area needs to be properly cared for, as well, to protect your product, machinery, and office furniture from water damage through leaks and seepage.
A well-maintained parking area with proper drainage will divert water away from cars, allowing clients and work staff to get to and from their vehicles safely. If people have to wade in from their cars, your floors will suffer, and a slip-and-fall accident is a distinct possibility.
Conduct an inspection of the parking areas of your business before wet weather sets in, and then check periodically; avoid a bill for damages due to potholes from an unhappy customer by staying on top of the situation. Consider sand-bagging known problem areas, as well, such as a low-lying entrance or a municipal drainage ditch near your property.
Clean rain-gutters and spouts regularly to remove dirt and debris, preventing backflow from heavy rain; this can end up in your walls, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold.
Power lines and telephone poles near to your place of business can be an issue when storm season comes. Contact your utility companies and ask them to come take a look prior to wet weather to make sure you, your business, and your employees will be safe. Be aware of the condition of any large trees on your property. If the grounds of your place of business become saturated, a tree with an unstable root base can fall and create problems for you, your employees, and your customers.
SERVPRO of Brunswick specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage.
The team here at SERVPRO of Brunswick is standing ready to help in any way we can! We have the expertise to handle water and fire damage and specialize in mold remediation. If you have sustained water damage to your property, give us a call today at (912) 264 6094.
Is Your Brunswick Business Ready to Reopen?
SERVPRO of Brunswick is available 24 hours a day to restore your Brunswick property and get you back to business.
Getting Back To Business In Brunswick With Confidence
SERVPRO of Brunswick is dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as more businesses continue to get back to business. We're doing it with a program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Brunswick professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we do business.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
Your customers will notice the difference when we perform reliable commercial cleaning at your location. Our technicians have received extensive training in order to handle a wide array of assignments correctly and rapidly.
Our commercial cleaning services help enhance your business image at a pivotal time of year. Call now to reserve the dates and times for SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables.
SERVPRO of Brunswick offers vital commercial services
We offer genuinely comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing assistance. Our well-trained technicians use specialize professional-grade tools and equipment. So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.
Fast, Reliable Commercial Cleaning
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
19 Named Storms for Hurricane Season 2020
THE NOAA predicts 13 to 19 named storms for the Atlantic this year. That being said the NOAA is predicting that there is a 60% chance for an above-normal hurricane season with a 30% chance that the hurricane season will be average.
With a possibility for an above-average hurricane season - SERVPRO of Brunswick is here to remind you to reevaluate your Hurricane Preparedness Kits. When reevaluating your kit be sure to have a face mask and hand sanitizer to keep COVID 19 in mind!
“Social distancing and other CDC guidance to keep you safe from COVID-19 may impact the disaster preparedness plan you had in place, including what is in your go-kit, evacuation routes, shelters and more. With tornado season at its peak, hurricane season around the corner, and flooding, earthquakes and wildfires a risk year-round, it is time to revise and adjust your emergency plan now,” said Carlos Castillo, acting deputy administrator for resilience at FEMA.
SERVPRO of Brunswick is here to help you prepare for whatever happens! Stay informed by following Glynn County EMA on Facebook!
Learn more about SERVPRO of Brunswick's storm services here!
Preparing for Hurricane Season 2020
Hurricane season for the Atlantic begins June 1 and runs through November 30. Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property-threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds, and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the danger of a hurricane.
- Plan an evacuation route and your emergency plan(https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)
- Take an inventory of your property
- Hurricane Prep Kit https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
A basic disaster supply kit includes
- 1 gallon of water per person
- non-perishable food to last three days
- a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio,
- flashlight + extra batteries
- first aid kit
- whistle to signal for help
- moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food
- Local maps
When a hurricane strikes, SERVPRO of Brunswick is ready to take action to restore your home or business and to prevent further damage. If you need help after a hurricane, count on SERVPRO of Brunswick to make it “Like it never even happened.”
Does Your Property Need a Biohazard Clean?
Did you know that SERVPRO is not only industry-leader in fire and water restoration but also offers a fast and reliable biohazard and crime scene clean up service for commercial properties?
SERVPRO of Brunswick is equipped with the necessary safety equipment and cleaning products to help return a property to a clean and safe environment. SERVPRO of Brunswick has experienced technicians to effectively remove any biohazardous substances as well as properly dispose of biohazardous waste according to OSHA, EPA, and State of Georgia health regulations.
What is considered Biohazardous:
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Methamphetamine Labs
- Crime Scene Residues
- Sewage Backups
- Black Water Intrusions
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
Why should you call a professional to clean up biohazardous materials?
Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for anyone coming in contact with biohazardous material. A failure to properly handle and safely remove hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.
If your commercial property experiences a biohazardous waste situation do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Brunswick. We are always here to help!