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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.

Full Service Line

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

As part of the SERVPRO brand everyone recognizes us as the leaders in Fire, Water and Mold, but did you know that we are so much more?  Here at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we are continuously working to expand our service lines to incorporate a variety of cleaning and remediation offerings.  What does this mean for you?  This means one vendor, for all your needs, whether it’s an emergency situation or standard cleaning and maintenance we can handle the job from start to finish.  One line of communication and one seamless process.  That’s our goal and our vision for our customers.  We continually discover new ways to help our customers based on their needs.  We like to say, “if it needs to be cleaned, we can do it.  If we don’t currently offer that service, we will figure it out!”  We have the experience, the capabilities, and the technologies to help both residential and commercial clients.  If you have questions about our full-service line, give us a call at 251-343-0534. 

Communication is Key

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile we believe that our commitment to superior customer service and unparalleled results is truly what sets us apart.   We understand how stressful it can be to experience a fire or water damage in your home or office and we want to help you every step of the way.  From fast response times to friendly and empathetic service, we realize it’s about more than just the clean-up process.  We emphasize communication and coordinate with insurance companies directly make the entire experience smoother for our clients.   We provide a wide range of both residential and commercial services.  No job is too complicated, too large or too intimidating.  We handle every step of the process and will keep you informed every step of the way!

Mold Experts

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile, we are experts in mold remediation.  Although finding mold growth in your home may be unnerving, its not as terrible as you may think.  However, mold remediation is never something that you should tackle on your own.  There are certain steps that must be taken to remediate the problem without causing further spreading or damage to your home.  You should always call a certified remediation expert to ensure that your home is restored to a healthy environment.  Our team members at SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile have received IICRC certification and have years of experience under their belt.  We can handle any situation that is thrown our way! If you think you may have a mold issue in your home or business, contact us today at 251-343-0534 to schedule an inspection. 

We Know Storm Recovery

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm damage can encompass an array of different scenarios.  From fires caused by lightning strikes, to wind-blown roofs and water damage, the possibilities are endless.  The unpredictable weather here in Mobile can go from one extreme to the next in the matter of 24 hours and you have to be prepared for anything.  Although water damage from intense pop-up storms is one of the most frequently seen threats, we have also faced our fair share of Hurricanes and on rare occasions and even ice storms.  Luckily at SERVPRO of Southwest, we have seen it all and can handle anything that Mother Nature throws our way!  As part of the national network of SERVPRO franchises that make up the Disaster Recovery Team, we have traveled all over the country to help those in need.  We have worked in a multitude of storm situations and gained immeasurable experience in the field.  If storm does strike our area, you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile will always be Here to Help.®