Recent Storm Damage Posts

In Case of Storm Damage, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties is ALWAYS Prepared

8/6/2020 (Permalink)

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.

Faster Response

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 229-236-1902

Hurricane Season, Are you Prepared?

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Today marks the first day of Hurricane season. Our area of southwest Georgia can get a hurricane at a category three, or the tropical storm impacts. Either way, being prepared is better than not at all. Here are some precautionary steps to take before the storm hits:

Evacuation Plan

Make sure you and your family have a plan in order in case evacuating is the choice or mandatory for your area. If you live by the coast, or in a mobile home, this is most likely the safest option. 

Keep Emergency Non-Perishables On Hand

Items like extra batteries for flashlights, candles and matches, three-day supply of water, tools, portable phone charger and food that does not need to be refrigerated or cooked. 

Take Photos of Personal Property and Home

This is important if you need to file an insurance claim post-storm. It can make the claims process quicker. Make sure if you need to evacuate, this is one of the things you take with you. 

Protect Home and Business 

Cut weak branches or trees near building, replace gravel and rocks with mulch or pine straw around landscaping, secure boats and trailers, and install storm shutters around windows and doors. 

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady counties are always prepared for whatever happens. Storm and flood damage can be devastating. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. 

Call us if you need us at 229-236-1902

Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Residents: We Specialize in Storm Cleanup and Restoration!

4/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall or storms. Basements or crawlspaces are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. 

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

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 229-236-1902

If flood water after a storm or heavy rainfall is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Storm Cleanup Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Does your home have storm or water damage? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 229-236-1902

When Storms or Floods hit Thomasville, Cairo, Moultrie, or Bainbridge, we are ready!

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and Grady specializes 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.

Faster Response

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 the area, 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 229-236-1902.

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is ALWAYS Prepared

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Storm and flood damage can be devastating. In our south Georgia area, we have been hit by some terrible tornadoes and hurricanes in the past. Even thunderstorms have caused significant damage to our area. Immediate action is needed, and you need the company with storm damage experience.

SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Our production team goes through thorough training and attend weekly safety meetings. Here at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties, we specialize in water and storm damage restoration, which is the cornerstone of our business. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have extensive water damage restoration training and experience for over 40 years that enables them to get you back to normal.

Our Production Technicians are certified in the following:

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Give us a call after a storm or any sort of water or fire damage. We are here to help! 229-236-1902

Powerful Storm Systems

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

A powerful storm system is currently moving east in our area. Thomas, Colquitt & Grady is under tornado watch, among other counties in the south Georgia region. This cold front is bringing some cooler weather. Mixing with the warm weather, the storm system is to bring potential for hazardous winds and tornadoes. 

It is very common for powerful winds to damage your home or business's roof. A damaged roof can invite unwanted water into your building. No job is to large or small for our trained production team here at SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady counties. Our crew is certified in Water Damage Restoration and Applied Structural Drying.

We are locally owned and operated, so when you call on us, know we will be there quickly to respond to your water damage or flood after a storm. Stay safe during this wild weather we have been having, and know to call on us for any concerns you may have! 

229-236-1902

When storm or floods hit Thomas County, SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is ready!

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Faster Response

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

Storm Damage from Hurricane Michael

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Michael caused lots of damage and destruction to South Georgia. This photo shows the bathroom of an insured that was damaged from a tree falling on the roof and causing it to fall in. Several rooms in the home were affected because of this. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties was ready to roll in as soon as we received the call. In this type of situation it is very important that the insured has their roof tarped before we being mitigation, if it begins to rain more damage can be caused. After the roof tarp was in place, we could begin mitigation. All of the wet insulation had to be removed and several places of drywall had to be cut. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties was able to quickly get the customer ready for repairs. 

Hurricane Checklist

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Are you prepared for Hurricane Season? We have a checklist from the NOAA that will have you prepared! 

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit/Medications
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanna
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Local maps
  • Hygiene Items
  • Important documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Print off this list and start preparing, hurricane season is here and we never know what it might bring.

Remember SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is here it help and available 24-7. 229-236-1902

Hurricane Season

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is here! Running from June 1st until November 30th, it is time to start planning for the season. The NOAA has predicted a normal year for the Atlantic Ocean, with a 30%of a below normal year. They are saying 9-15 storms named with 4-8 possibly turning into hurricanes with winds greater than 74 miles per hour.NOAA says this outlook is for overall season activity and is not a landfall forecast. These forecast are very important because they help us plan for the year and get a good idea of what might be to come. It is never to early to begin to prepare for hurricane season, and what your plan of action would be in the event there is a storm threat in your area.

Cold Weather Tips!

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Our partners at the American Red Cross have the right idea on staying warm this Season.

As temperatures drop this winter, the American Red Cross offers ten steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather.

 

1. Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.

 

2. Don’t forget your furry friends. Bring pets indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm and that they can get to unfrozen water.

 

3. Remember the three feet rule. If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.

 

4. Requires supervision – Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.

 

5. Don’t catch fire! If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.

 

6. Protect your pipes. Run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals out of the reach of children. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.

 

7. Better safe than sorry. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.

 

8. The kitchen is for cooking. Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.

 

9. Use generators outside. Never operate a generator inside the home, including in the basement or garage.

 

10. Knowledge is power. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.

 

For more information on how to stay safe during the cold weather, visit http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Top-Ten-Red-Cross-Cold-Weather-Safety-Tips