Water Damage Culprits
Water damage in your home can cause unnecessary stress and expense. Nobody wants to have to deal with a water loss, but sometimes its unavoidable. At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we are always Here to Help® should the unexpected ever strike your home, but we want to help you minimize the risks of that happening. The first step is understanding what the most common causes of a water loss in a residential structure.
- Toilets – faulty supply line/overflow
- Washing machine – 50% caused by burst supply lines
- Water Heaters – flush tank every six months and have inspection every 2 years
- Plumbing lines
- Sump Pumps
If you are going on trips it is always a good idea to turn off the water to prevent major damage should anything occur while you are away. If you do experience water damage in your home call SERVPRO of North Mobile County right away to minimize the damage.
Protecting Your Pipes
Although it could be 80 degrees on Christmas Day here in the South, that doesn’t mean we can forego cold weather preparation. Sure, you may think you will never need to know how to prevent frozen pipes, but weather can turn on a dime. In Mobile, it can change seasons between breakfast and lunch so, it is always better to be safe than sorry! At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we know that the best protection is to prepare for the unexpected. Preventing frozen pipes is easy to do and it could save you massive damage and outrageous expenses. Did you know that each year in the U. S., a quarter of a million people will have at least one or more rooms in their home affected by water due to frozen pipes? According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, claims payments for those types of losses have totaled more than $4 billion collectively! Freezing pipes caused by cold weather is much easier to prepare for than other weather threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding. Taking just a few simple steps can virtually guarantee that you won’t have water damage caused by frozen pipes. CLICK HERE to be taken to the Red Cross’ website for more information.
What To Do Until Help Arrives
Despite your best efforts to learn and implement precautions to prevent a water damage, it is often out of your control. At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we often talk about preparedness tips to prevent or minimize the impacts of a water loss situation. But we also want you to understand the best ways to reduce the impacts after the damage has occurred. Before doing anything you need to make sure that the home is safe to enter. After a catastrophic flood event there may be electrical hazards, structural safety issues and contaminated water present. However, after a water loss due to burst pipes, leaking water lines or other household causes, your first step would be to locate and stop the source of the loss. Wipe wood, furniture or other belongings to remove excess water. If possible, place styrofoam or wooden blocks underneath furniture to prevent it from sitting in standing water. Relocated smaller contents to an unaffected area of the house. Move any rugs or floor coverings as well. At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we guarantee that a technician will be on-site beginning work within 3 hours. Until help arrives, utilizing these tips could help you minimize costs and save contents after a water loss.
Its All In the Name
Choosing a company to take care of your home is a big decision. From insurance coverage to maintenance, pest control and remediation, you want to make sure you find the most qualified candidates to care for your investment. Often, choosing a remediation company can be a daunting task because the decision must be made after a stressful event such as fire or water damage. When you choose SERVPRO of North Mobile County, you have the peace of mind that comes along with the SERVPRO name. For nearly 50 years, SERVPRO has been synonymous with remediation and restoration excellence. We have led the industry in innovation and customer satisfaction. We follow all IICRC standards and make sure our highly trained team is always up to date in all certification areas. SERVPRO of North Mobile County is the clear choice when the unexpected happens, but don’t take our word for it! Check out our online reviews and see for yourself what your friends and neighbors have to say.
At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we understand that equipment, knowledge and techniques are vital to providing great customer service. However, none of that matters without the team to stand behind it all. We are committed to providing our employees with ongoing education and certification opportunities to not only help them grow, but to help them provide better service to each of our customers. Knowledge is powerful in our line of work and we are lucky to have the support of a national franchise system that has been leading this industry for nearly five decades. This pool of wisdom allows us to draw from each other’s real-world experience and, combined with ongoing IICRC training and certification, truly gives us the leading edge. If you experience a fire or water damage, call SERVPRO of North Mobile County.
We Have Seen it All
When it comes to handling water damage in the Mobile area, nobody has more experience than SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile. Our experience means that we have seen it all and handled it all. From minor water damage from leaking pipes to full-fledged weather-related flooding situations and even catastrophic hurricane recovery, we have done it all. No job is too large or too complicated for our highly trained team to handle. Each one of our team members have been IICRC certified in water restoration and they are driven by our unique customer service principles. We understand that a water damage can be a traumatic experience, no matter the size. We have set procedures and systems in place to ensure we make the process as stress free as possible for our customers. At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, it isn’t just about cleaning up. It’s about caring for and helping everyone that calls on us. If you experience a water loss in your home, give us a call at 251-633-7500.
When you are standing ankle deep in water in your home, you need help and you need it now! At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we are committed to providing you with the fastest response times available! As part of that commitment, we have developed our own policies and procedures to ensure that you are taken care of in a timely manner. We have set in place our 30/1/3 rule to guide our response and honor our quick service pledge. This rule means that you will receive a call back within 30 minutes of the initial call reporting the loss. Within an hour, one of our First Responders will be on-site to evaluate the situation and develop a treatment plan for your home. Finally, within 3 hours, our crews will be on-site to begin the mitigation process. When you call SERVPRO of North Mobile County, you know you will receive the fastest service possible when you need it most!
Leaders in Fire Restoration
What makes SERVPRO of North Mobile County a leader in fire restoration? For, starters we are part of a national franchise system that has set the standard in the industry. We are proud to be part of this networks serving the greater Mobile area because it means we can provide the best service possible to our clients. We understand each variable of a fire loss and we have the knowledge to develop the most effective treatment plan possible based on each customer’s needs. We have worked hard to expand our facilities and technologies to ensure that we can care for you during each step of the recovery. We can take care of everything from board ups and structure cleaning to packout, contents cleaning and storage. We have even invested in a state of the are Esporta machine that means we can now clean soft contents that would have previously been deemed unsalvageable. If you are ever faced with a fire in your home, SERVPRO of North Mobile County wants you to know we truly are Here to help.®
Experts in Clean
At SERVPRO of North Mobile County, we understand that cleaning needs come in all shapes and sizes. We offer a full range of specialized cleaning services to meet all of those unique needs. From carpet and tile cleanings to post construction cleaning, we have the experience, equipment and skilled team members to take care of it all. We also offer customized annual maintenance packages designed specifically for our commercial customers. You choose the services and frequency and eliminate the hassle of trying to decide on when tasks will be completed. Our Esporta washing system can clean a wide variety of textiles and soft contents, even those that may have been damaged by mold, soot or sewage. When you choose SERVPRO of North Mobile County to handle your specialized cleaning services you get peace of mind knowing that you have the industry experts taking care of your needs. We have seen it all and cleaned it all!
Global Warming and Flood Forecasts
Global Warming and Flood Forecasts
Despite the torrential summer thunderstorms, we are accustomed to and the risk for tropical activity, Alabama doesn’t make the top 10 when it comes to states most at risk for future flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently published a report detailing the risk of flooding for each state due to effects of global warming. Sea levels have been rising over the last century due to warming ocean temperatures and melting land-based ice. The ramifications of this could include an inundation of coastal flooding; however, Alabama isn’t among the states that bear the greatest risk. This is because changing rain and snowfall patterns could also increase the risk of inland flooding. So what states could be affected by the influence of global warming? The top 10 most at-risk states as reported by NOAA (in rank order) are:
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
For more information on climate change and its impact on flooding, visit NOAA’s website by CLICKING HERE. Remember, if you are ever impacted by a flood, SERVPRO of North Mobile County is always just a phone call away. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year to help you with your water damage situation!