Recent Posts

Water Damaged Textile Cleaning

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we want to be your “one stop shop”.  As part of that commitment, we invested in state-of-the-art technology to clean textiles.  The Esporta machine gives us the capabilities to clean a wide variety of soft contents.  This revolutionary system can also safely clean leather goods, sports items and shoes.  We have even safely cleaned porcelain dolls in this amazing machine!  The combination of specially formulated cleaning solvents along with the 4-quadrant chamber system flushes out 99.9999% of contaminants.This means that we can even clean items that have been affected by flood waters or sewage.  This allows us to salvage your treasured items that would have been tossed in years past.  The Esporta is just one step in our custom textile cleaning system.  We have developed an entire process that includes custom drying chambers, steaming, hanging and folding to return your contents in pristine condition.

Fire on the Water

12/24/2018 (Permalink)

When we discuss fires, most people think of their homes and businesses, but we don’t think about fire mixing with water.  Recently in our area their were a series of fires that got us to thinking about a neglected category of fire education, fire on the water.  At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we realize that our customers live in an area abundant with a variety of wetlands and rivers, as well as Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  A vast number of you use boats frequently to explore these areas for recreational and occupational purposes. Most people have never even thought about the possibility of their vessel catching fire, but it happens more often that you would think. According to Boat U. S. Marine Insurance nearly 32% of all boat fires were caused by an electrical malfunction making it the most common source.  Believe it or not only roughly 5% of boat fires are attributed to a fuel source. It is important to maintain your boat properly and check regularly for loose or frayed wiring. You should have it inspected regularly by a professional as well. Make sure to follow all U. S. Coast Guard guidelines and always have a fire extinguisher on the boat.

By the Numbers

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Whether it is a small loss or a complete flood situation, water damage is always an unsettling experience.  Nearly 93% of all losses could have been prevented and we want to help you protect your home or business from the unexpected.  From leaking pipes to a natural disaster, the term “water damage” can cover a variety of situations. It is important that you check your homeowner’s policy and truly understand your coverage limits.  If you think it will never happen to you, think again. According to statistics set forth by the American Insurance Association, nearly 40% of current homeowners have experienced some form of a water damage loss.  It is the second most common reason for filing an insurance claim in the United States and causes billions in property damage each year. The most common cause of water damage is completely preventable! Broken pipes and hoses from ice maker lines, dishwashers and washing machines are the number one culprit.  Did you know that nearly 250 gallons of water can escape from a 1/8-inch crack in a typical household pipe in a 24-hour period? You can visit your local home improvement store to replace old pipes with new materials for an easy fix. Nobody can ever predict the future, but knowledge is always your best line of defense!  If you experience water damage, remember that SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile is available 24/7 to help…call us at 251-343-0534.

Like It Never Even Happened

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Your home is quite possibly the biggest investment you will ever make.  When water damage strikes, it can be one of the most stressful events you will ever encounter.  Choosing a restoration company may seem overwhelming but choosing SERVPRO means that you will have peace of mind.  SERVPRO has been the leader in the restoration industry for more than 50 years.  Here along the Gulf Coast, SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile is the clear choice when water takes over your home.  Our certified technicians utilize the latest techniques in the industry to “Make it like it never even happened.”  In addition to experience and training, we have put systems in place to make the process as seamless as possible for our customers.  We will handle everything and help you navigate this stressful and often confusing process.  When happens, leave it to the experts at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile.  We are here to take of you!

Hindsight is 20/20

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

All homeowners have some type of insurance to cover their home and contents should they ever experience a loss.  However; many take out the policy and think no more about it.  You have done what you should to cover yourself right?  Wrong.  If you were to experience a residential fire that resulted in a complete loss, would you be able to remember every item that was in your home?  In hindsight, you would realize that documenting your contents before the loss would have made the recovery process much smoother.  Keeping an accurate inventory of your belongings can save you time, headache, hassle and monetary loss.  It is also important to check what type of coverage you have when it comes to replacement costs.  All policies have some form of replacement coverage, but there is a key difference. Many cover contents at actual cash value, while some cover only for current market price less depreciation.  After you have created your home log inventory, contact your insurance agent to make sure you are covered.  And of course, when it comes to creating your inventory, there's an app for that!  CLICK HERE to see the top 10 apps for creating a home inventory log. At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we have seen the fire restoration process from beginning to end and we want to help you be better prepared for the unexpected.  We can’t promise you that it will never happen, but we can help you be ready if it does!  

Post Construction Cleaning

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Whether you are building a new commercial structure from the ground up, or simply taking on a long overdue renovation project, it is a big job!  The entire construction process can be lengthy, stressful and messy!  After the job is complete you may be left with an even bigger mess to cleanup before you get your business up and running.  Let SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile take care of that headache for you.  Our full line of specialized cleaning services includes post-construction cleaning.  You wouldn’t hire a car mechanic to repair an airplane, so why hire a maid service to tackle the big stuff?  You need a specialist with the staff, equipment and techniques to handle a large job.  Our highly trained team members will clean every inch of your newly finished project and make it shine for your opening day.  As part of a national franchise system with over 40 years in the cleaning industry, SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile knows how to deliver on our promise of outstanding results.  Call us today at 251-343-0534 for more information.

How a Storm Gets Its Name

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

If you have lived along the Gulf Coast for a while, you are all too familiar with Hurricane Season.  Each year, from June 1st through November 30th, we anxiously tune in to the weather each night to see what may have formed out there in the “big blue” and if the currents are steering it in our direction.   As they develop from depressions to storms, they move on from numbers and are christened with a name.  Have you ever wondered how those names are chosen?  Are they just random titles drawn from a hat by the folks at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)?  Well, for starters, the answer is no.  Hurricanes are actually named by the World Meteorological Organization.  Since 1979, they have used six lists of names (both male and female) in rotation.  The lists all contain a name beginning with each letter of the alphabet, except for Q, U and Z. This means the same list is reused every 6 years.  So, depending on your age, if you haven’t seen your name on the list, there will never be a storm bearing your moniker.  No matter what name the storm bears, SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile will always be ready to roll out and assist our community should we ever experience a hurricane or other catastrophic event!

It's About Time

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile we pride ourselves on our fast and efficient response times.  When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence.  Quickly beginning the mitigation process can not only minimize costs and salvage important items, it can also prevent additional damage.  One of the most common complications that can arise from a water damage not being properly and quickly mitigated is mold.  It can take as little as 24 hours for mold growth to take root in a humid, moist environment.  It is not only critical to begin work as soon as possible after a water loss, but it is important to finish the drying process completely.  Any residual moisture left behind could also feed the beast that is mold.  If you experience water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile to make sure you never have to worry about secondary damage!  We are available 24/7 to help make it Like it never even happened.®

Here to Help

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we are always "Ready for whatever happens" and we want to help you be ready too!   You can't predict what Mother Nature will throw your way, but you can take certain steps to prepare for the unexpected.  Most of us who have lived in this area know our disaster checklist and we make sure to have our flashlights, batteries, water and gas on hand. But what about your business? Have you ever thought about preparing your business for the unknown? If you haven’t, SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile is here to help. We offer a free, Emergency Ready Profile to help our commercial clients have a plan in place to deal with fire or water damage. With this amazing service you have everything you need at your fingertips in our Emergency Ready App, available on all iOS and Android systems. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our sales team, call 251-343-0534.

Faster to Any Disaster

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we understand that even a minor water damage in your home can feel like a disaster.   You want help and you want it fast!  That is why we have systems in place to ensure that you receive the fastest response when a water loss strikes your home.  Our first responders will arrive onsite to assess the damage within in one hour and we will have crews working to make it “Like it never even happened” within three hours.  Here in the Mobile area we are no strangers to flooding.  Whether it be a simple summer storm or a tropical system, we have seen it all and SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile County has been Here to Help®.  Our experience combined with our highly trained team and cutting -edge technologies means that we provide the best service available to our customers.  If you experience water damage in your home give us a call at 251-343-0534.