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Water Damage Deception

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Deception 

Commercial water damages have many aspects that make them unique from a residential cleanup.  They usually encompass a much larger space, and involve multiple units or multi-floor facilities.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we have the resources and skilled team members to handle any commercial job, no matter how large.  We are also experts at the tricks water can often play in a large, multi-tenant building. Water is extremely sneaky and can often seep in between levels and walls within a large structure.  We have state of the art tools to check every nook and cranny water can find to hide in. When you call SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile to handle your water damage, you can rest assured that every last inch of your facility will be dried to preloss conditions!

 

Did you know?

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know?

Of course everyone knows what mold is and most of us know the hazards that indoor mold growth can pose.  Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we undergo extensive training in order to receive IICRC Certification in the remediation of mold.  We like to think the knowledge this affords us, as well as our extensive experience in the field makes us an unstumpable foe. However; even the experts can learn something new each day.  We like to stress the importance of continued growth and learning to our team members. In that spirit, we went on the hunt for some of the most interesting facts regarding mold that we could find.  Did you know…

  • Mold isn’t so happy about happy meals....mold will not grow on a McDonald’s hamburger.

  • Mold damage can cause more than half a trillion dollars per year.

  • According the Mayo Clinic, nearly ALL chronic sinus infections are caused by mold

  • Some studies have a found a link between mold and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

ICat Inventory System

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

iCat Inventory System

When you experience a fire in your home it can be a very traumatic situation.  The stress is often intensified when you have to move out all of your belongings in order to begin the recovery process.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, our goal is to make this process as easy as possible for you. One way in which we do that is through our iCat inventory system.  This electronic inventory tool allows us to catalog each item we pack up and note the location to ensure accurate tracking of your contents. Each item is photographed and receives a unique barcode as it is being packed by our crew.  Once it is at our shop, the item is cleaned and receives a new label, allowing our team to place the item in the correct room upon its return to your home. During this entire process, you have the ability to view the contents through the web access and request any items that you may need during the cleanup.  Using this innovative inventory process gives our customers piece of mind by knowing where their contents are at all times. It is just one more way that SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile goes above and beyond to care for our customers.

What To Do Until Help Arrives

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do Until Help Arrives We are here for you 24/7!

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 Southwest Mobile, 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 Southwest Mobile, 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.  

Crawfish for a Cause 2018

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Crawfish for a Cause 2018

The only thing hotter than this year’s Crawfish for a Cause event were the Mudbugs themselves.  DIP Seafood was onsite in their decked out crawfish kitchen on wheels, cooking up more than 1800 pounds of the delicious delicacy for more than 350 of our “closest” family and friends to enjoy!  We want to thank everyone who came out to support the event this year. Thanks to you and our local sponsors, we were able to raise over $10,000 to support the USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center.  The money is still rolling in, so we will have a final count on down the road but we just wanted to let you all know what an awesome job our community did supporting this event. We are so proud to have another successful year under our belts and look forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better!  Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to keep up with all of the news and important dates as we look forward to 2019.

Hurricane Preparedness

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane Preparedness

The flowers are blooming, the air is thick with humidity and pollen and school is just about to be out for the summer, you know what that means???  Well for us here along the Gulf Coast, it means it’s time to start thinking about hurricane season! Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, 2018, with the height of the season falling around the middle of September.  Even though our minds are more focused on barbecues and beach trips, it is best to go ahead and create a plan so that you are fully prepared if Mother Nature turns her fury our way. If you aren’t sure of where to begin, there are lots of resources out there to help you find your way.  A great place to start is Ready.gov and RedCross.org.  These sites will help you create a supply list, communication plans and even design an evacuation plan should it be necessary.  If you own a business, you can contact SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile to create an Emergency Ready Profile. This is a free service that compiles vital emergency information, photographs of crucial shutoffs, and contacts into an easily accessible app form.  Residential customers, you can create your own ERP by visiting clicking here.  Having a plan in place can help you minimize damage and recovery times!

Hide and Seek

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

Hide and Seek

Mold growth in your home can bring with it a wide array of problems and should be remediated as quickly as possible by a certified professional.  But what happens when you suspect their might be a problem but you can’t locate the culprit. Often homeowners will begin to think there may be mold in their home due to increased allergy, asthma issues, or just a distinctive “musty” smell.  The problem is that mold is a sneaky adversary and often sneaks in to hidden spaces. Most often it is found hiding out behind appliances, under cabinets, in the walls, behind baseboards and in crawl spaces, just to name a few. At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile our team members have the training and experience to effectively locate Mold, wherever it may be hiding.   If you suspect you may have a mold issue in your home, contact us at 251-653-9127 to schedule an inspection.

Residential Packouts

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

After the fire is out and the smoke is cleared the real work is ready to begin.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we are there to help you every step of the way.  Everyone thinks about the clean up and restoration that is involved after a fire, but the process is much more involved than you may expect.  It is not just the structure that is affected but also personal belongings as well.  The first step after a serious fire, is to remove all of the contents and transport them to our climate controlled warehouse.  We use a revolutionary new software system called iCat to electronically photograph and catalogue each item as we pack it up.  This system means that we know exactly where each item was located in the house and what box it was packed in to.  Not only does this allow us to place the items back in the corresponding rooms when we bring it back, but it also allows us to quickly locate anything you may need during the cleanup process.  You even have access to the inventory log via the online site while it is being cleaned and stored at our facility.  This is just one more way that SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile is committed to providing the best service to our clients! 

Trauma and Crime Scene Clean Up

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Trauma or crime-scene clean-up can be a difficulty task with many hazards that require specialized skills.  In addition to the obvious health risks that may be encountered on such a job, there is also many times an emotional element that must be dealt with in a professional and empathetic manner.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, our technicians have undergone extensive training and received IICRC certification in the safe and effective removal of bio hazards.  Our team members keep up to date with all OSHA, EPA, federal and state regulations to effectively remove contaminants and ensure they are disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.  We also spend an extensive amount of time training our technicians on dealing with our customers who are often undergoing one of the most traumatic experiences of their lives.  It's about more than the nuts and bolts of clean-up.  It's about doing a job that needs to be done and taking care of those that need us most!

Green Cleaning in Mobile, AL

3/4/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Green Cleaning in Mobile, AL This is the After Picture of a Duct Cleaning. You should of seen the before!

Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for the heavy duty scrubbing that we have neglected over the past few months. Do you dread the thought of all that cleaning? Maybe you don't know how to best clean certain areas or you don't have the proper tools to do the job. Whatever the case don't forget that green means clean! Let SERVPRO wipe your worries away and get your home or office in tip top shape to kick off the summer season.  And you can rest assured that all of our cleaning methods are effective and safe for you, your home and our environment.  When we say GREEN CLEANING, we aren’t just talking about the color of our uniforms! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."