Brunswick Fire Damage Needs Immediate Attention
Fire damage gets worse the longer it goes untreated, causing unpleasant odors that can even be harmful. Call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264 6094.
A fire in your Brunswick home may result in several kinds of damage. Water and chemicals used to put out the fire can unfortunately, result in even more destruction to your property that you will have to take care of after the fire is extinguished.
After The Fire
Once the fire is out, any water that was used will need to be dried as soon as possible, since carpets and floors are particularly susceptible to mold issues if left damp for too long. Water can also damage your walls if they have to be soaked, so drying those materials is also important.
Chemical extinguishers leave toxic residues behind, and that will need to be cleaned up right away. Of course, using these chemicals is preferable to letting a fire spread, but the cleanup aftermath can be quite extensive and costly.
The SERVPRO of Brunswick team is available for you to perform any professional services, such as humidification, and the cleanup of any harmful chemicals left behind. We can also assess your situation and let you know of any possible mold growth that is or might be taking place due to a damp atmosphere.
Fire Damage Clean Up
Soot cleanup is the next issue; soot results from incompletely burned organic matter and can do serious damage to your home if left untreated. It is able to penetrate such items as upholstered furniture, draperies, carpets, and walls. SERVPRO is experienced in dealing with these types of problems, and we can help assess your situation. Air ducts and all HVAC filters will need to be replaced, and we can do that as well.
Smoke destruction can be handled after water and soot are taken care of. Smoke damage gets worse the longer it goes untreated, causing unpleasant odors that can even be harmful. Perhaps it is at its most damaging when it comes to the fabric of any textiles in your home, such as furniture, clothing, and carpet.
SERVPRO of Brunswick Is Ready To Help
Don’t hesitate to call us here at SERVPRO of Brunswick for help with cleanup after fire or water damage. We are also the folks to call when a mold issue arises. Call us at (912) 264 6094.
Four Things To Do For A Leaky Roof
The rain is coming down and you realize you have a roof leak. Quick grab the bucket and call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.
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.
4 Tips for Dealing with Water Damage from a Leaking Roof:
Make temporary repairs
Call in the water restoration professionals from SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.
1. 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.
2. Locate 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.
3. 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.
4. Call SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094. You can 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.
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.
Is Your Chimney Ready For The Holidays?
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It’s great to have a fireplace. A fireplace provides a wonderful ambience to any room, with the flames casting their red glow on every surface. It’s where people gather during colder weather and it lends warmth to all. They can make a holiday celebration even more perfect. The mantel is a great place for a nativity scene or woodland branches, and the perfect spot for Christmas cards, too.
But a fireplace can also be dangerous if not cared for properly. Animals can build nests during the warmer months, without the homeowner knowing and imagine what can happen then during the first fire of the season. A good cleaning before the colder weather arrives is important.
Here are some chimney cleaning tips that can lessen the chance of an unpleasant surprise.
First, do an inspection. If you have a steep roof, then this isn’t a DIY project, and you need to enlist the help of a professional. There are certified chimney sweeps throughout the country, including in the Brunswick area, and can help with this project.
During the inspection, you are looking for creosote buildup. It may not look like a big deal, but it ignites at only 451 degrees and expands from there, able to build to over 2,000 degrees. At that temperature, it can engulf your entire chimney and potentially destroy your home or cause some serious fire damage.
If you are in the habit of burning green wood, make sure you have your chimney cleaned or inspected every 50 burns or so. To know whether wood is green or not, look for moisture bubbling out from the cut ends of the log. Wet, green wood doesn’t burn cleanly and will send particles up your chimney, which in turn builds up as creosote and soot. Choose hardwoods such as oak or birch, which burn hotter and cleaner.
A professional cleaning would include an inspection for soot build-up and for an cracks or obstructions that could cause issues. Older chimneys can sometimes have gaps in the clay liner where mortar has fallen out, which causes water damage and can make your chimney unstable.
If you do find yourself in need of a chimney sweep, look for someone who is insured and properly certified in your area. They will ensure that you are safe from fire damage due to an unkempt fireplace and chimney.
The experts at SERVPRO of Brunswick have lots of experience in keeping the area surrounding your fireplace clean and are here to make it like it never happened if you do have fire damage in your home. We can also handle water damages and are experienced in mold prevention. Call us at (912)-264-9064 today.
Fireplace Safety Tips
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Winter is a great season for sitting around the fireplace, enjoying time with family and soaking in the holiday spirit. Especially if you love using your fireplace.
Many people don’t know that they could be getting much more value out of it than they think! There’s more to the fireplace than lighting a log and huddling close to stay warm when it’s cold.
SERVPRO of Brunswick has some tips for you to get more out of your fireplace this winter.
Most people will take whatever wood they can get and light it on fire without a second thought. There’s more to getting the most out of your fires than tossing wood on the spit! First, always ensure that any wood you burn is dry.
Any type of moist wood can create an excessive amount of smoke, which means you’re not burning the full log and getting your money’s worth. Ensure that the wood is seasoned, dry, and from a trusted supplier.
When burning the logs, make sure they fit onto the spit to ensure that there is no fire safety hazard. Any log that sticks out is susceptible to have its embers float into the air, creating a hazard. Make sure the logs fit before placing them.
One of the biggest cleaning offenses that most people do is neglect to clean their chimney. It becomes a massive fire safety hazard if there is any type of blockage in the chimney. Make sure to clean during the winter months to avoid buildup, or hire a professional to help clean it for you. Being proactive here could help ensure the safety of you and your family.
Learn the Proper Way to Start a Fire
Too often people plop a piece of wood onto the spit and light it on fire. To get the most out of the burn, you need to start small and build yourself up to a decent fire. Begin by starting a small fire with dry kindling, and begin to add more piece of wood. Provide the fire with air to breathe, as this will help the fire spread slowly over the logs. Once the flames have stopped and the fire has come to a smoldering burn, leave it here for a bit before adding another log.
Just because there is no visual flame doesn’t mean heat isn’t coming from the firepit. This will help conserve you firewood consumption, and keep you warm much longer.
If you have questions about fire safety or if you have fire damage, call us today. SERVPRO of Brunswick (912) 264-6094.
Avoiding An Electrical Fire In Your Brunswick Home
Electrical fires happen more often than you would think. Over 25,000 electrical fires happen here in the United States, and approximately 1,300 people lose their lives because of them annually; and even if the damage is not that extreme, fire damage can be extremely damaging to a home or business, oftentimes leading to unexpected water damage from firefighting efforts as well. There are some simple steps you can take to prevent these electrical fires from happening in your home and office, and we will share them here.
One of the most important steps you can take is to have your Brunswick home or business inspected for hazardous situations that can cause a fire. A licensed electrician can help to keep you, your loved ones, and your employees safe by letting you know what needs to be done. Replace wiring in older homes, since wiring is not made to last forever.
A very common cause of electrical fires is electrical cord, plug, and outlet damage. If these items are found to be tattered or frayed, worn out or showing burn signs, they need to be replaced immediately. Cords in poor condition can overheat or cause sparks, and so, a fire. Replacing damaged cords is a simple and relatively inexpensive safeguard against electrical fires and can even be purchased for your appliances separately if any are in poor condition.
In this day and age of digital everything, take steps to avoid overloading your outlets. Overburdened sockets are another risk factor for an electrical fire, and common as well. The United States Fire Administration recommends that you buy power strips that come equipped with internal overload protection; this feature will ensure that a strip shuts off its power supply as soon as it becomes overloaded, helping prevent fire damage.
Another hazard is the portable electric space heater, and most people are aware of the danger. But any appliance that plugs in can be dangerous if not used carefully. Flammable materials such as blankets, towels, and rugs, need to be watched and kept away from any appliances that produce heat or can overheat, as that can easily start a fire.
Faulty wiring is another hazard, and if a flickering lamp or sparking outlet is something you experience, contact a licensed electrician in the Brunswick area to make the repairs necessary. If anything that conducts electricity feels warm to the touch, have your electrician check it out and see if it needs to be replaced.
Just a few minutes of preventive measures and a few dollars to replace those items that could be dangerous can save lives and your Brunswick property, and save you from expensive fire damage clean up.
The experts at SERVPRO of Brunswick are experienced in helping to keep your home and property free from fire hazards and fire damage, as well as water damage and mold growth. Call them at (912) 264 9064
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
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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.