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How to Deal with Sewage and Toilet Overflow

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard How to Deal with Sewage and Toilet Overflow Toilet overflow or sewage back up? We can make It LIKE IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED!

Toilet and sewage overflow is incredibly irritating and smelly! This can lead to water damage in your commercial or residential building. Your expensive belongings may endure irreversible damages. Therefore, once you detect overflow signs, you should hire a reliable company to clean up the mess immediately.

At SERVPRO of Brunswick, we offer excellent restoration and cleaning services to our clients. We understand the urgency of cleaning sewage as soon as possible. We provide a reliable emergency service to deal with sewage and toilet overflow.  Additionally, we have advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Below are reliable tips for handling sewage and toilet overflow.

Vacate the Contaminated Areas Right Away

Once the overflow occurs in your building, you should head to a safe place. Flooded areas should only be occupied by individuals with the right protective garments and equipment.

Hire a Cleanup Specialist

If the wastewater has covered all the rooms in your house, you should contact the nearest specialist. SERVPRO of Brunswickwill deal with the mess quickly and correctly.

Dehumidifiers, steam cleaners, and air scrubbers are some of the equipment that we use to clean and restore your building after an overflow. First, our specialists turn off the electrical sockets touched by water to avoid more damages. Then, they remove the wastewater from the building.

Decontaminate your Home

Decontamination of your home is a vital activity to carry out after the removal of wastewater. Our cleanup specialists will wash the carpets, dry them, and decontaminate them. However, if the overflow saturates carpeting, you should replace the materials immediately.

Our septic specialists will also examine the septic tanks to prevent more flooding. Tanks left unattended could suffer a spill recurrence, which will damage your property. We offer services to our local communities in the Golden Isles.

Lastly, to avoid a recurrence of the problem, SERVPRO of Brunswick specialists will help you to diagnose its cause. The experts will rectify the problems to avoid more costly damages. We will ensure that your house is safe for occupation.

Say See You Later to Office Odors

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Say See You Later to Office Odors Deodorization services can rid your office of awful odors!

Unpleasant smells in workplace environments are distracting and unpleasant. They can, also, lead to all types of negative consequences. Stubborn odors can reduce productivity, and they can make employees feel unwell. Bad smells can contribute to headaches that aren't conducive to workplace success. The occasional stinky lunch may not affect everyone for more than a few hours, but real odors can signal a problem. If you have any concerns that involve unpleasant odors in your workplace, you don't have to sit back and feel helpless anymore. Our SERVPRO team has significant experience with the odor removal process. Our technicians understand and make use of all the most effective deodorization techniques.

Why Professional Deodorization Service Is Smart

So many things can contribute to awful office smells. Lack of ventilation can be a culprit. The combination of coworkers' meals can be responsible. It can be tough to do away with stubborn smells without a professional cleaning. Recruiting the assistance of seasoned technicians can save you time. Our team members have a strong understanding of the odor elimination process. We eliminate odors of all types skillfully and meticulously. If you have lasting food odors hanging out in your office, we can make them a thing of the past for you. If you have unwelcome renovation work odors in your office, we can make them ancient history, too. We can tackle musty odors from water damage or mold infestations as well.

Your employees will enjoy the lack of odors around the office and your customers will too. A smelly business will turn away business almost as fast as poor customer service. Don't let the community associate your business with poor odors or customer service!

SERVPRO of Brunswick is a reputable local company that specializes in commercial cleaning services. We can handle odor issues and eliminate them. If you want your office environment to feel refreshing and clean again, you can turn to our team members. They're equipped with all the highest quality deodorization tools and products on the market. They know how to use all these fine tools and products like the experts they are, too. Call our company as soon as possible for additional details about our five-star work and make an appointment. We understand the odor elimination process here.

Have Questions? Call Today – (912) 264-6094

Tropical Storm Michael - What to Know

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tropical Storm Michael - What to Know Key Messages for Tropical Storm Michael

Tropical Storm Michael is set to hit the Gulf Coast early Wednesday morning and travel across South Georgia. Meteorologist Karen Minton from WSB-TV Channel 2 says "5AM Update shows it is increasing in intensity. Sustained winds now 70 mph. It will become a hurricane later today. Expected to make landfall along Florida panhandle or Big Bend area on Wednesday and moving across GA WED PM/Thurs".

It's important to stay informed and prepared while we prepare for Tropical Storm Michael to increase to a possible hurricane. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared state of emergency as the storm approaches and says "this storm will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous".

Continue to stay prepared:

Be prepared to evacuate quickly and know your routes and destinations. Find a local emergency shelter. Check your emergency kit and replenish any items missing or in short supply, especially medications or other medical supplies. Keep it nearby.

Other tips for hurricane prep include: Fill plastic bottles with clean water for drinking. Fill bathtubs and sinks with water for flushing the toilet or washing the floor or clothing. Fill your car's gas tank, in case an evacuation notice is issued. Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances. Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind, such as bicycles and patio furniture.

After the storm hits:

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (912) 264-6094

Kitchen Fires- The Dangers of Grease

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Fires- The Dangers of Grease A grease fire is incredibly dangerous!

To most people, a home is a place of safety, comfort, and refuge. That being said, houses can be swiftly transformed from places of safety into places of great danger by uncontrolled fires.

Uncontrolled fires can start in many ways and have many causes, but one of the most dangerous varieties of fires are grease fires. Grease fires can start and spread very quickly, and are difficult to put out without the proper fire-fighting equipment. Because of the great damage grease fires can cause, you must stay well-informed about the danger. This goes for the homeowner, apartment dweller, or the owner of a restaurant. It also pays to be aware of effective ways to prevent or stop these fires if the worst happens.

What Characterizes Grease Fires?

As their names suggest, grease fires are usually caused by built-up grease and oil around stoves, ovens, and other types of cooking apparatus. Grease fires are so common that the National Fire Protection Association states that cooking fires are one of the top causes of residential and commercial fires as well as fire-related injuries. In the cooking fire category, grease-related frying fires take the top spot. Thus, it is easy to see that fire damage prevention efforts can be made more effective by raising consumer awareness and educating people about fire safety.

What Makes Grease Fires so Dangerous?

Grease fires are dangerous for many reasons, but two of the biggest ones include the difficulty in putting them out and the high temperatures associated with them. These kinds of fires spread quite easily, and are well-known to quickly cause significant damage to structures.

What are Some Effective Ways to Mitigate Grease Fire Damages?

Fire can cause especially severe damages to structures due to the fire itself and the water and chemicals that are necessary to fight the fire. Fire damages can be very difficult to repair without the proper equipment, skills, and experience.

The good news is, your local disaster mitigation experts at SERVPRO of Brunswick stand ready to put their specialized skills to work to on your behalf. We offer 24-hour emergency disaster relief services, trained and experienced technicians, and state of the art restoration technology. Contact us today and get your home or business back up and running in no time.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (912) 264-6094

Reynolds Family Benefit Golf Tournament

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Community Reynolds Family Benefit Golf Tournament Sign up sheet for team of 4

Join us for a day of remembrance for Scott Reynolds - a husband, father, son, brother, and friend to so many.

The Reynolds Family Benefit Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, November 2 with check in starting at 10:30 AM. Lunch will be hosted until noon where the shotgun start will be at 12:30PM. 

All proceeds that are raised from the benefit golf tournament will be given to the Reynolds Family to help with any future expenses. Our SERVPRO family grieves the loss of a great friend and community member. 

For sponsorship information or to sign up a team of 4 please contact Grace Nudd at 

Property Owners.. Why it’s important to keep your AC unit running after tenants move out

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Property Owners.. Why it’s important to keep your AC unit running after tenants move out Mold growth on a couch after AC had been turned off for the summer while home was vacant.

Should I keep my AC running in my rental while vacant?

When the tenants move out and you await for more to move in switch the power bill back to your name to ensure the AC unit is still circulating air throughout the home. Doing this will help eliminate moisture build up within the property. In the Golden Isles we know all too well the of moisture within our Coastal Climate.

By keeping your AC Unit running it continues to control the climate in the home and discourages moisture to build up on walls, ceilings, and furniture. Keeping the air circulating is crucial especially if the property is fully furnished. Fabric materials grow mold very easily due to the organic makeup of the fabric allowing it to be a fantastic breeding ground for all types of mold. Mold can drastically spread in 48-72 hours.

If your property sits vacant for a while remember these helpful tips:

  • Keep the air circulating
  • Cover furniture
  • Check the property regularly

If you find mold in your rental property?

  • Stay out of affected areas
    Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick for mold remediation services.

What not to do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb mold growth
  • Don’t blow air across any surface with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Mold Remediation and Restoration

Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick today if you suspect your home has mold

The Importance of Emergency Ready Profiles

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Importance of Emergency Ready Profiles Inside look to the Emergency Ready Plan app. Ready Plan app is available at your App Store.

Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can prevent further damage after a fire or water damage.

The SERVPRO - Emergency Ready Plan is a mobile app that is perfect for homeowners, property managers, and business owners!

The Ready Plan app allows you to create individual emergency ready profiles for all of your properties. Which in turn saves you time after a disaster. By completing the Emergency Ready Plan app you can request restoration and remediation services by clicking one button within the app. One button and the fire damage and water restoration professionals are on there way to you- and you are back to breathing a sigh of relief knowing that your property is in trusted hands.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Brunswick provides 24-hour residential and commercial services. As a locally owned and operated business, we’re dedicated to being faster to any size disaster, with the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
    Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

The Emergency Ready Plan app is a immediate plan of action that allows you to put crucial property information in before a disaster strikes - allowing less downtime and business interruption.

No one plans on a disaster, but with the SERVPRO- Ready Plan app you can be ready for whatever happens!

SERVPRO offers the Emergency Ready Plan app completely free of charge- this is our way of making sure our community is safe and well taken care of. SERVPRO is always HERE TO HELP.

Need help putting together your Emergency Ready Profile? Contact our team today for assistance.


What Happens if Lightning Strikes My House?

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What Happens if Lightning Strikes My House? Lightning Strikes, Fire & Smoke Damage in Brunswick? SERVPRO of Brunswick is HERE TO HELP.

Mother Nature is known for causing damages from: hurricanes, tornadoes, to flooding.

But what happens when your home is hit by lightning?

Lightning damage is not often thought about- but is more common in than you might think. Lightning strikes to your home can cause power surges. But, they can also ignite a fire and cause fire damage. The damage in a case like this can be devastating. 

Fire damage restoration includes getting soot residues removed from different materials and surfaces in your home. Not all soot is the same type of soot. Luckily, we have studied the differences in soot and know how to properly restore your home after a fire damage.

Where to begin if your home gets struck by lightning:

  1. Safety first: evacuate your family from your home if you seen or smell smoke. 
  2. Call 911, and tell them your home was struck by lightning. Do this regardless if you suspect a fire damage. 
  3. Once your home is assessed and found to be safe, you will be able to return inside.
  4. Call your insurance company and explain what has happened.
  5. Call a trustworthy restoration company to repair any damages to your home. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When various materials burn, the soot they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage restoration. Learn more about our fire damage restoration process.

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment
  3. Immediate Board-Up and Roof Tarp Service (if needed)
  4. Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)
  5. Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
  6. Cleaning and Repair
  7. Restoration

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (912) 452-2320

Hurricane Florence Update for Coastal Georgia

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence Update for Coastal Georgia Photo credit to National Weather Serivice and NOAA

With Hurricane Florence’s uncertain path we encourage everyone to get prepared with potential life saving tips!

Ways to be prepared:

1. Get weather alerts And important information in your county:

2. Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick to create a Emergency Ready Plan for when a disaster strikes your home or business. Getting you back to business faster with little to no down time.

  • Emergency Ready Plans are a FREE service that SERVPRO gives to the community. The Ready Plan compiles vital information for your property to get back to pre-storm conditions. For example the app compiles property photos and characteristics, water shutoff valves location, and other key property information that influences the restoration process. 
  • The Emergency Ready Plan allows for you to request service by pressing a button! One button and we are on our way to make it “Like it never even happened”
  • Begin your Emergency Ready Plan by downloading the app from the App Store. 

3. Create your Hurricane Preparedness Kits. Find a good reference list by clicking here.

Preparation is key in event of any storm. Prepare your home, prepare your business, and most of all prepare your family!

If you find your home or business affected by storm damage contact SERVPRO of Brunswick to make it “Like it never even happened”

Call us today to help you get prepared at 912.264.6094

Hurricane Florence - Impact for Georgia’s Coast

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence - Impact for Georgia’s Coast Photo courtesy of The Weather Channel

Hurricane Florence is expected to become a major - Category 3 or stronger hurricane on the East Coast late Thursday, according to The Weather Channel. Even though models of Hurricane Florence are showing Florence making landfall north of Georgia’s coast we are still urged to be on alert due to uncertainty of the storms path.

Hurricane season is at its official peak as of Monday 9/10- there are currently 3 named storms in the Atlantic - Florence, Issac and Helene.

Be alert, be aware, and be prepared.

September is NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH- It is never too late to prepare your home or business for large storms like Hurricane Florence. 

Ways to be prepared:
1. Get weather alerts And important information in your county:

2. Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick to create a Emergency Ready Plan for when disaster strikes your business. Getting you back to business faster with little to no down time.

3. Create your Hurricane Preparedness Kits. Find a good reference list by clicking here

Preparation is key in event of storms. Prepare your home, prepare your business, and most of all prepare your family.

If you find your home or business affected from Hurricane Florence’s rising waters or harsh winds call SERVPRO of Brunswick.