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Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon SERVPRO Table

We were so lucky to sponsor a table at the Annual Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon on March 20th, 2019. This event brings together business leaders, educators, county representatives, and the whole Henry County community to raise money for a great cause. The Ferst Readers of Henry County provides children in this county with books from birth until they turn five years old.

Everybody participating in this event has so much fun each year because each table has a theme based on a book. This year we chose to decorate our table inspired by the book Stars by Mary Lyn Ray.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, the superintendent of Henry County Schools. During her speech, she emphasized the importance and the huge impact that reading to our children from a young age helps them succeed later in life.

Let the Pros at SERVPRO of Decatur Help with Your Mold Problem

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Let the Pros at SERVPRO of Decatur Help with Your Mold Problem Let the Pros at SERVPRO of Decatur Help

When you call SERVPRO of Decatur to help you get rid of mold in your house or business, you know you are getting a qualified restoration company and trained mold damage specialists to tackle the mold problem. It is important to inspect your property for any sing of water damage that can rapidly turn into a mold issue. When our technicians find signs of microbial growth, their initial focus is to stop the water source creating the problem. It could be a leaking water heater, a busted pipe, a leaky roof, condensation, etc.  Once the source is completely fixed, we use different equipment to stabilize and clean the area. We place air scrubbers to remove the particles from the air, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores while the mold remediation takes place. We make sure to apply an antimicrobial treatment to remove mold colonies and to prevent new colonies from forming. Our specialists will remove and replace any infested porous materials, such as drywall, carpet, and carpet pad.

If you think you might have mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Decatur and let us help!

Is Mold Hiding In Your Home?

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Is Mold Hiding In Your Home? Don't let mold take over your attic, call SERVPRO of Decatur today!

When was the last time you went up to the attic? It was probably during the holidays and you probably were not checking for signs of mold. What about the crawl space? Well most people would avoid going down into that dark place where eight legged creatures are hiding in dark places. The attic and crawl space are probably the scariest places in your home (we hope), and because they are scary we tend to avoid going anywhere near them if we can avoid it. In our experience, 95% of all mold problems in crawl spaces and attics go totally unnoticed for long periods of time due to the fact that most people do not spend any time there.

You will probably find mold in crawl spaces and attics during a home inspection, when homeowners are getting ready to put their house on the market. It is shocking to think that mold was present for who knows how long!

Don’t wait until you are ready to get your house inspected, be proactive and act now! Get a flashlight and go up there from time to time and look for signs of mold. If you see mold, call us right away, we can help you make it "Like it never even happened."

Inspect Your HVAC Unit TODAY!

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Inspect Your HVAC Unit TODAY! Don't wait, inspect your HVAC unit today

Spring is the perfect season to clean your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). How long has it been since you last check your HVAC unit? If it’s been a while, it could be not functioning properly, circulating dust, malodors and other pollutants. Poor air quality in your home or business can affect your sleep, exacerbate allergies, etc. To prevent this from happening, make sure the vents and ducts are clean, change your air filters regularly, and make sure to use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter.

When in doubt, hire a professional to look at your HVAC unit. They will perform a thorough cleaning and make sure your unit is working properly. This will extend the life of the unit and save you money in the long run.     

Where is that smell coming from?

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Where is that smell coming from? Call us today- 404-378-9998

Is there a lingering musty or unpleasant smell in your home or office? Identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing so call SERVPRO of Decatur today and our IICRC-certified technician will help you get rid of any kind of bad odors.

As experts in deodorization, our odor control technicians will identify the source of the odor and completely remove it. Rest assured that we will not mask the odor or take any shortcuts. The crew will clean off residues, and use fog or sprays to deodorize different surfaces. If the smell is still present, they will place different equipment, such as a ventilation box fan, an ozone generator, a photocatalytic oxidizer, or an air scrubber to eliminate odor molecules. At the end of the process they will seal the affected surfaces to “seal in” any remaining malodors. The technicians will advise you if there is a need to get your carpets professionally dee-cleaned. You can also invest in an air purifying system, replace HVAC filters and regularly clean vents and ducts.

SERVPRO of Decatur has the experience needed to tackle the problem and get rid of any lingering smells. Call us today- 404-378-9998

Need Continuing Education Credits?

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Need Continuing Education Credits? RSVP Today!

Here at SERVPRO of Decatur we have a full time Training Specialist that teaches Real Estate and Insurance Continuing Education Classes.

All of our Insurance CE Classes are held at our office in McDonough. We have three amazing classes coming up. On March 26th we have Understanding the Restoration Industry from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. On April 30th we have Deodorization of Malodors from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The location for our Real Estate Classes varies. Our next class will be on May 8th – Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We provide complimentary lunches for all of our classes.

If you are interested in signing up, give us a call at 404-378-9998. After you take the class, we will mail you the Completion Certificates.

After a fire, clean your WHOLE Decatur house

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After a fire, clean your WHOLE Decatur house If you need our help call us today at 404-378-9998

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. Smoke and soot is extremely invasive and can get into all kinds of nooks and crannies in your home.

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of your house, and smoke flows through the plumbing systems, traveling through holes around your home from the basement all the way up to the attic. The type of soot depends on what burned in the house. There are two different types of smoke – Wet and Dry. Before restoration process begins, SERVPRO of Decatur will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred and figure out their cleaning procedures from there.

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.

Our smoke damage expertise allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damages. If you need our help call us today at 404-378-9998

How to Deal with Storm Damage in Your Home

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Deal with Storm Damage in Your Home Call Us Today- 404-378-9998

Mother Nature to cause extensive and expensive damage to your home or business. It’s been such a rainy season in Georgia that it doesn’t take much to bring trees and powerlines down.

Here are a few tips to prevent storm damage to your property

  • CLEAN THE GUTTERS (preferably twice a year, but definitely in the fall). It doesn’t take a lot of dead leaves and branches to clog downspouts.
  • Check your roof for loose or missing shingles. If you see that your roof is damaged, repair it immediately. It is much cheaper to replace missing shingles than wait and be forced to repair your ceilings, walls, and deal with mold due to poor maintenance.
  • Walk around your yard and inspect trees- If you are not sure if a tree needs to come down, call a tree expert
  • If you have any questions about your coverage, call your insurance agency.

Let SERVPRO of Decatur keep your home safe from storm and water damage. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today- 404-378-9998

Water Damage Emergency Tips

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips Call SERVPRO of Decatur Today at 404-378-9998

What you can do until help arrives

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

  • Do you think it is safe to remain in the house?
  • Pay attention to electrical hazards, and if it’s possible turn off the power
  • Don’t walk around inspecting the damage, “slip and fall hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Don’t lift wet materials, they can be VERY heavy.
  • Be careful and use common sense!

Do You Have A Water Damage Emergency?  We can help you minimize the water damage and save some of your most prized possessions. Regardless of the source, SERVPRO of Decatur can handle any size disaster
Call SERVPRO of Decatur Today at 404-378-9998 if you have storm damage, flooded basements, sewage backups, flooding from firefighting efforts, etc.

Appliances and Water Damage

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliances and Water Damage Call SERVPRO of Decatur Today at 404-378-9998

Any of your appliances connected to a water line could potentially cause water damage. One of the most frequent problems that we see is water damage from a leaky refrigerator. Unlike other types of water damage, this can happen over a long period of time without the homeowner noticing it, since the damage is hidden under and behind the fridge.

If you have the ice maker connected to the water line, make sure the line fittings are secured. Check water valves and defrost drains for leaks or cracks.  If the fridge has a clogged defrost drain, the water will leak into the lower compartment of your fridge and run onto the floor. Condensation could be another reason why water is pooling around the fridge, since it can run down the walls and into the floor. The best way to avoid dealing with water damage cause by your fridge is to regularly check and maintain the appliance.

Source: https://www.hunker.com/12603583/my-refrigerator-has-water-on-the-floor-in-front-of-it-and-it-is-not-as-cold-as-it-should-be

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