Flooded Basement in Athens, AL
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Athens, AL basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. In less than four days we had basement dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine you’re your home’s structure is actually dry.
If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment
Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help - 256-233-4033
Residential Water Damage
Residential Water Damage
When it comes to fire & water damage, or specialty cleanup needs, it’s the SERVPRO brand that comes to mind. Our TEAMS work endlessly to make sure our customers are happy, and have one objective in the aftermath of disaster, to make their loss Like it never even happened.
No matter the job or the size, our SERVPRO teams are ready to handle any size loss. With 1,700+ franchises nationwide, we have access to numerous highly trained personnel and thousands of pieces of equipment. Our SERVPRO Disaster Recovery teams are strategically placed throughout the country to respond when needed. Our Teams have a proven track record for success, assisting with cleanup of floods, tornadoes, wildfires, and damage caused from frigid temperatures.
Whether it’s a major storm event, or faulty appliance, we will be there with one call. (256) 233-4033
Storm Damage 4/3/2018
A very large storm moved through our area on Tuesday and left a path of destruction behind it. Over 70 homes were damaged in addition to businesses.
Storms and other natural disasters can cause considerable damage to your home or business. Windstorms like this one for example, can result in anything from a littered parking lot to missing shingles to a tree falling on your building.
We understand that every hour you spend working on recovery is an hour lost of productivity. Let us help you get your home or business back in order quickly.
No matter whether a flood hits your building or rain leaks in through a broken window, water does not take long to damage your property. Our highly trained technicians can help mitigate the damage done by water and help to restore your building.
With our 24/7 service, we are able to contain and treat water damage quickly, which allows us to save and restore as much of your home or building as possible.
Severe Weather is moving back into our area
Here is the forecast for our area this evening. Please remember, we are here to help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. If you experience any damage from the storms that come through, please give us a call and let us help. (256) 233-4033.
In the event of severe weather, here are some tips and tricks:
- Clear storm drains and gutters of debris
- Purchase a sump pump if you have a basement.
- Have an emergency plan readily available and make sure everyone in your home knows what the plan is.
- Secure items around your property
- Protect your windows
- Trim your trees
- Inspect your roof and garage on a regular basis.
Severe weather can happen at any time in our area so it is very important that you are ready.
We are here to help
Storm damage in Limestone County in March 2018.
Please remember to have a safety plan in the event of severe weather. With the severe weather threatening our area once again this evening, please stay safe and remember we are here for you 24/7.
When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds.
Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can quickly respond swiftly to your needs to an already difficult situation. SERVPRO of Limestone and Lawrence Counties will deliver the help that you need when you need it. Call us today (256) 233-4033
Mold growing behind the sheetrock
The very thought of mold can make any home or business owner cringe. Yes, mold can be beneficial, used in making brie or penicillin, but it can also be a very big problem when it is growing undetected somewhere on your property or belongings. It can grow on just about any surface such as clothing, paper, carpet, and food. It can produce allergens and irritants and, in some cases, toxins that are dangerous to your health.
Here is an example of what happens when you have a leaking AC unit on the outside wall of your home. Many times, homeowners can have this problem and not even know it because the mold grown in an area that is hidden. This mold was behind the sheetrock so it was completely hidden. If you discover mold in your home, give us a call and let us help you.
Residential Mold Remediation
Mold in a closet
Here is a picture of mold that was found in a closet in a home. The homeowner was cleaning out the closet and found this behind some boxes.
Humidity levels in your home that are too high can promote mold growth. Mold grows quickly in damp conditions. Allergens and irritants are released as it spreads, and in some cases it can become toxic.
To prevent this, you can install dehumidifiers in areas of your home that remain moist and humid. Optimal humidity levels are between 30-50%, with 45% being the best level possible. Dehumidifiers help maintain your indoor humidity at a comfortable level.
Making sure that your HVAC system is running efficiently will also help to keep your humidity level down in your home. Inspect and replace your filters on a regular basis and keep vents cleaned.
If you have a problem in your home, give us a call at (256) 233-4033. We are here to help.
This is a photo of mold that grew on a sub floor of a home. When removing the flooring from a water damage, this was discovered.
Mold is a serious problem. For some homeowners, it can cause problems for the foundation of their home and ever cause health problems. Many of our customers want to know how to prevent mold from invading their home and also prevent it from coming back once it is taken care of. These are some very simple steps that you can take to help with the prevention of a mold problem in your home.
- Keep moisture and humidity in the home to a minimum.
- Make sure there is good ventilation in the home. Clean, fresh air can help get rid of mold. Ventilation systems helps to remove water vapor and improve air circulation in your home.
- Cleaning your home to include periodically wiping areas that are not cleaned routinely.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us and schedule and inspection (256) 233-4033
Commercial Water Damage
The roof was being replaced on this commercial building when a storm came through. The tarp did not hold which caused the damage to the inside.
The longer water spreads through your building, the more damage it causes-especially as it becomes more contaminated over time. Prolonged periods of moisture in your business can also lead to mold problems. We are committed to the phrase, "Faster to any sized disaster".
With our 24/7 service, we are able to contain and treat water damage quickly, which allows us to save and restore as much of you building and property as possible.
At SERVPRO, we prefer to restore before we replace. Restoring saves money and gets the business back up and running faster.
Our technicians are highly trained and are available to help at any time. If you have water damage in your business, do not wait, call us today at (256) 233-4033. Let us make it "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Fire Damage
Commercial fire damage at a hotel
Even small fires can leave significant property damage. Smoke can enter your ventilation system and spread soot and debris throughout your building. We can accurately assess fire and smoke damage to ensure that you can get your business back to normal as quickly as possible.
At SERVPRO of Limestone and Limestone Counties, we can create an Emergency Ready Profile for your business. When a disaster strikes, you don't want to spend time trying to figure out who to contact for what. Our ERP's include a detailed assessment of your facility along with a profile document and guide to getting you back to business faster after an incident. We even offer a mobile app for convenience.
Call us today to schedule your free Emergency Ready Profile appointment for your business (256) 233-4033.