Amanda's First Few Weeks
Wow, has it already been a month since I started working as a new SERVPRO Marketing Representative? This month has been packed full of educational webinars, hands on site visits, networking, meeting clients, and learning the ropes of the day to day operations of SERVPRO.
I recall my first ride along with the production team. We performed a air duct cleaning on a apartment that was smoked in for twenty seven years. The apartment was covered with a orange film that resembled old grease or grime and it had a horrible odor. To be honest I questioned if anything other than a complete remodel would help this place, until Carson broke out the SERVPRO Orange cleaner and the professional duct cleaning system. Carson and the production crew started cleaning around the fire alarm, vents, and performed an internal vent cleaning. Needless to say I had to try the cleaner out myself, because the experience felt and smelt like a infomercial. I grabbed the cleaner and headed straight for the dingy discolored brown refrigerator, I started rubbing with a circular motion and what should appear but a white refrigerator. I was amazed at the entire experience and it made me a believer!
Did you know there are many benefits to having your air ducts professionally cleaned?
The top five are listed below:
- Reduces dust that would other wise circulate throughout your living space.
- Reduces allergens and irritants
- Helps everyone breath easier
- Removes unpleasant smells and odors
- Improves Air Flow
I am eager to learn and share more about how SERVPRO can assist our community, customer and clients; as well as the opportunity to meet and to get to know you all.
I hope to see you soon and remember we are just a phone call away 24 hours a day 7 days a week
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today –229-236-1902
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
Tired of Dirty Floors?
Are you tired of your grungy looking floors? Let us clean your floors the right way!
Hard flooring, like hardwood and tile, is often used in today’s homes and commercial properties. At first glance, hard flooring appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time, and eventually you’ll need professional cleaning to remove this buildup.
We have specialized training in time-tested and industry-approved cleaning methods. Also, our proprietary cleaning system allows our Professionals to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.
In the picture you will see the difference of SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties can do for your bathroom tile floors. These floors were frequently mopped and cleaned but SERVPRO was able to professionally remove the gunk that was built up over time.
Smoke and Soot
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 developing 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 Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties 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 Us Today – 229-236-1902
IICRC Certified Firm
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
What to Expect
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (229)236-1902
We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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 certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
For Immediate Service in Thomas, Colquitt or Grady Counties- Call SERVPRO
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
- Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 229-236-1902
Whether your Thomasville home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction Services
There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Thomas County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:
CE Class for Insurance Agents
In January we are offering two free continuing education seminars for anyone needing insurance credits. The classes will be held on January 15th at the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce ( 401 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31799). Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the first class will be from 9 AM-12 PM and is an Ethics seminar (Course #43061). The second course is Mitigation Awareness & Response (MARS Course # 41734) and it will be held from 1 PM- 3 PM. We have an instructor from corporate office coming down to teach both courses. Lite breakfast and a lunch will be provided for all attendees. We already have quite a few signed up. The class size is limited, so please contact Mary Catherine ASAP at 229-236-1902 or mhaymons@SERVPRO9816.com to sign up.
When Storms or Floods hit Thomas County, SERVPRO is ready!
SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties specialize in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Thomas and surrounding counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties
Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce
The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce plays a huge roll in our community. They are the face of the local businesses in Thomasville-Thomas County. Each month they select a ‘Business of the Month’ and showcase that business and all the employees for the entire month. The Chamber also has an Ambassador program, we at SERVPRO are proud to no only be Chambers members but part of the Ambassador program. The Chamber Ambassadors are a group of professional individuals from local businesses in Thomasville and they help with all the chamber functions. The second Tuesday of each month the Chamber host all members for ‘VOOM’-Voices of Our Members. It is a great time to network with all the other chamber members and learn all the events going on in the community. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady counties really appreciate all the hard work the girls at the chamber do for us. Please visit their new website https://www.thomasvillechamber.com.