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SERVPRO of Savannah takes care of your contents

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Your home or commercial facility contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Savannah understands the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.

Some of our Contents services include:

Inventory – One of the first priorities in fire restoration is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Savannah technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents suitable for filing insurance claims and relieving you of this often stressful and time consuming process.

Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, deodorization and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A professional moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or business.

Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized.  SERVPRO of Savannah technicians carefully inspect and test fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO of Savannah can provide wet or dry cleaning. 

Call SERVPRO of Savannah today!  (912) 234-9690

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Process

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Process:

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape an diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor to microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

Duct cleaning may not always be necessary. SERVPRO will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process. In these cases, SERVPRO of Savannah can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.  

Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 to schedule an appointment.

Not All Smoke Damage Can Be Cleaned With Soap

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to cleaning smoked-damaged contents after a residential or commercial fire, the variety of contents in a typical job requires restorers to utilize a variety of cleaning methods.

Here is a quick description of each method of content cleaning:

  • Dry Cleaning - Removes light to medium nongrease-based soils.
  • Wet Cleaning - Removes moderate to heavy residues. The process involves cleaning using water, with or without a cleaning agent.
  • Spray and Wipe - Apply a cleaning product using a spray bottle. After spraying, wipe the surface with a clean white towel. This method is effective for materials possibly damaged if saturated with cleaning product.
  • Foam Cleaning - Effective for light residues or delicate materials. Clean with the foam of a cleaning agent rather than the liquid
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Agitates the surface being cleaned. Apply a cleaning product containing abrasive ingredients
  • Immersion Cleaning - Dipping contents items into a bath of cleaning product. This bath is an ultrasonic tank filled with water and cleaning solution. High-frequency sound waves then create high temperatures and microscopic jet streams of fluid to agitate and scrub contents.

SERVPRO recommends that you DO NOT attempt to clean smoke-damaged surfaces or contents yourself, and call the professionals!

Cooking Fires Are The Number One Cause Of Home Fires

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Cooking brings family and friends together, provides an outlet for creativity and can be relaxing. But did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? By following a few safety tips you can prevent these fires. 

“Cook with Caution”

  • Be on alert! If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol don’t use the stove or stove top.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.
  • If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stove top.

IF YOU HAVE A COOKING FIRE...

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be sure others are getting out and you have a clear way out.
  • Keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and turn off the stovetop. Leave the pan covered until it is completely cooled.
  • For an oven fire turn off the heat and keep the door closed.

Thanks to the National Fire Protection Agency for sharing these tips.

If you have a fire in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.

Restoring Commercial Water Damage

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges 

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

SERVPRO of Savannah's professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Savannah specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690.  

Is Your Business Prepared?

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

FEMA has some great tips for making sure your business has an emergency plan.

Preparedness Planning for Your Business

Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:

  • Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.
  • Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.
  • Human-caused hazards including accidents and acts of violence.
  • Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.

There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.  FEMA has more information on their website to help you prepare. 

If your business experiences an emergency, call SERVPRO of Savannah at 912-234-9690 and we can help you get back to business quickly.  

SERVPRO of Savannah is well prepared

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Savannah is well-prepared as we await hurricane season. We are watching these storms carefully with you, our neighbors, and are ready to help in the event that storm damage occurs. 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.  Please be safe and tune in for updates on conditions on hurricanes or tropical storms from local news outlets and law enforcement officials.  SERVPRO of Savannah is a Large Loss Response Team and is ready to respond to any size storm damage, whether large or small scale.   Give us a call 24/7 and we can take control of the situation and put you at ease.  912-234-9690.  

Hurricane watch vs hurricane warning

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Do you know the difference between a hurricane watch and a hurricane warning? 

What is a Hurricane Watch?
A hurricane watch is issued when there is a threat of hurricane conditions within 48 hours. 

What is a Hurricane Warning?
A hurricane warning is issued when hurricane conditions (winds of 74 miles per hour or greater, or dangerously high water and rough seas) are expected in 36 hours or less.

Stay tuned to local weather authorities and have a plan to stay safe in the event of a hurricane watch or warning.   

Websites such as chathamemergency.org and nhc.noaa.gov are great resources to get reliable information for hurricane preparedness.   

If your home or business has water damage from a hurricane, give SERVPRO of Savannah a call 912-234-9690.

Smoke and Soot cleanup

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage?

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Savannah will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Savannah Today – 912-234-9690

SERVPRO of Savannah responds to fire damage

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

The first 48 hours after a fire can make the difference between restoring vs. replacing your property and personal belongings. 

Allow SERVPRO of Savannah to respond and help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  We provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to content claims inventory and document restoration.  These services help ensure your property is restored to preloss condition when possible.  

Contact SERVPRO of Savannah to arrange service.  Our trained professionals will be on-site quickly to start mitigation services.  SERVPRO of Savannah will communicate with the appropriate person to provide a verbal briefing of the scope.  We are happy to work with insurance companies to relieve some of the stress.     

Contact SERVPRO of Savannah with any fire, smoke or soot damage.  912-234-9690