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How To Prevent a Pipe Burst

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Prevent a Pipe Burst After a pipe burst in this home happened, we at SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties fixed this bathroom to be like new!

 Hope Plumbing blog site gives some great tips to prevent a pipe burst. These tips can't promise for your pipes not to burst, but they can decrease the chance of this happening in your home. 


1. keep one or two faucets running slowly


2. direct warm air to any colder areas of your home


3. leave cabinet doors open to allow warm air into the cabinets


4. disconnect your hose from the outside faucet


5. Install heat tape in the winter to warm the pipes in the winter


6. Seal leaks that allow cold air into your home where pipes are located


7. Prevent temperatures from dropping below 32 degrees


8. If you still have concerns about your system, call a licensed plumber and ask them to come to your home and advise you about how to prevent pipes from freezing


Worst case scenario, if your pipes do burst, or if you suspect that there is damage around your pipes, call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties and let us come and repair your pipes. Our number is (256) 233-4033


Site reference: http://www.hopeplumbing.com/blog/2015/december/8-tips-on-preventing-pipe-bursting/

Who To Call To Restore Items Damaged In A Fire

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who To Call To Restore Items Damaged In A Fire This is a team photo right before we were headed out to a home in Athens to restore clothes that had been burned in a fire.

Unfortunately, housefires are very common. Not only can housefires cause physical items to be damaged, but they also cause heartbreak because of the important items that get damaged due to the fire. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties has the tools to restore important items that are burned in a fire back to normal. With our cleaning equipment, we are able to make items burned in a fire appear as if they had never been burned. 


We use specialized equipment to remove smoke and soot from all over the house. We also take the time to remove odors caused from the fire and use air scrubbers to make it smell new again. We have a variety of other tools and equipment that restore all types of goods. Here are just a few items that we can restore in a home:


-clothes


-toys


-paintings and artwork


-kitchen items


-furniture


-electronics


-wooden items


-metal items


 


 

Next Steps After a Fire

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Next Steps After a Fire Let SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties help you with the next steps to take after a fire.

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 


SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties can help you take the right steps after you have experienced fire in your home or business. Here are the steps we take to restore your home:


1. Inspection and fire damage assessment (by inspecting the amount of fire,smoke, and soot damage we can determine the best plan of action)


2. Immediate board-up and roof-tarp service (by boarding up damaged or missing walls, windows, and roofs, safety is more ensured for people and items in the building


3. Water removal and drying 


4. Removal and smoke and soot from all surfaces 


5. cleaning and sanitizing (yes, we are able to restore personal belongings damaged in a fire back to their original look and feel)


6. restoration


 


Call us today! (256) 233-4033

What You Need To Know About Mold

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What You Need To Know About Mold This is a floor that was affected by mold and water damage. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties was able to come and restore it.

Our SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties website gives some neat facts about mold that you may have not known:



  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.


If you have mold in your home, it is nothing to be embarrassed about, however it does need to be addressed and looked at if you question your well-being and your home being negatively affected by it. Call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties today and we will glad to assess any mold damage that you may suspect. (256) 233-4033

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties Knows Mold!

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation   SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties Knows Mold! This kitchen in Athens, AL was affected by mold and water damage after a sink had been left running.

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties has a team of production technicians that get to be a part of education classes to learn how to handle, treat, and remove mold safely: 



  • IICRC Training

  • Employee Certification Training

  • Initial Franchise Training

  • e-Learnings

  • Continuing Education Classes


It is important to know how to do mold remediation and how to do it as safely as possible. Being educated to know how to remove mold and in a safe way is vital to your home or business and to the health of others. Some of the trainings that SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties provides to it's workers are courses that are several days long because of the amount of quality information our team needs to know about to be able to perform the job as effectively and efficiently as possible. 

How To Know How Far Away Lightning is From You

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

According to an article written on LiveScience, all you have to do to determine how far away lightning is from where you are is to "just count the number of seconds that pass between a flash of lightning and the crack of thunder that follows it, then divide that number by five." They go on to say that "the resulting number will tell you how many miles away you are from where lightning just struck." 


Why is this important to know? Because it's important to know how you would handle storm damage on the inside and outside of your house if it were to happen. Are you in an area that frequently has storms? And what would you do if your house did get damaged by storms? SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties has the right tools, technology and people to do the job. Call us today at (256)233-4033


 


 


http://www.livescience.com/37734-how-far-away-is-lightning-distance.html

When Storms or Floods Hit

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property and personal items. 


 


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 restoration cost. 


When storms hit Limestone and Lawrence County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


 


If you have experience storm damage call SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties at (256) 233- 4033 today!

What To Do After You Notice Water Damage

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do After You Notice Water Damage This room in Athens, AL had water damage and we were able to remove the water damage and install new flooring.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety:



  • Is it safe to stay in the house?

  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.

  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!


SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties can help you with any water damage needs you have that arise in your home or business! We use specialized equipment to clean and restore items and your home or business back to pre-water damage conditions. Some of the specialized tools we use include :


-dehumidification equipment


-monitoring equipment (to track progress)


-high-speed air movers


We have trained our hard-working staff to know how to properly use this equipment so that you can have the peace of mind that your house or business is being restored effectively and efficiently. No job is to big for SERVPRO in Athens, AL. Call us today about what steps you need to take after having water damage. 


 


SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties (256) 233- 4033

When storms or floods hit

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage When storms or floods hit Call the restoration pros from SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties

SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces restoration cost. 


 


When storms hit Limestone and Lawrence County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.


 


If you have experience storm damage call  SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence counties (256) 233-4033

What To Do In The Event Of A Fire

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What To Do In The Event Of A Fire Fire Damage

It's devastating to experience the chaos of a fire in your home. Not only is it difficult to deal with the loss, but the clean up too. If it is a small isolated fire, getting the area cleaned and repaired should be a priority.


The first thing to consider is the ash and smoke damage that occurred. These can lead to corrosion, discoloration and unpleasant odor. Getting ash and smoke cleaned up immediately will prevent any of these from leading to an even larger problem.


Take these action steps if you find yourself handling the aftermath of a house fire.


1. Contact your insurance company.


2. Contact your local SERVPRO.


3. Take photographs of the damage.


4. Keep a record of all conversations with your insurance company.


5. Make a list of everything you lost or that was destroyed.


6. Find a place to stay while your restoration company cleans up your property.


While a house fire is a trying experience, it helps to have a game plan in place. So, remember these steps for the next time you or a loved one is handling the aftermath of a house fire.