Recent Water Damage Posts

Thomasville, Cairo, Bainbridge and Moultrie Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Crawlspace Cleanup!

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

A basement or crawlspace can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Crawlspaces are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of the building. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement or Crawlspace Flooding?

Call Today - 229-236-1902

If flood water 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 crawlspace 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.

Basement or Crawlspace Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 229-236-1902

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and 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 and 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 and Grady Counties

SERVPRO, located in Thomasville, Georgia, 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.

Water Damage Restoration for Your Commercial Building

3/25/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water in hotel room Standing water in this hotel room, this water flowed into the hall and into four other hotel rooms.

A hotel owners’ worst nightmare - flooding. No one wants to deal with it, but it is unfortunately something we cannot avoid. Luckily, we have plenty of experience in this field. When your commercial property has water damage make sure to call SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties. We have advanced water inspection and drying equipment to ensure the building is completely moisture free, therefore no mold growth will occur in the future. When we get a call that there is a flood to your business or home, our 24-Emergency service team sends help right away without even blinking an eye.

You can see from the photo below that in this particular water job, the water began in one of the hotel rooms on the second floor. This water then leaked into the pool room that was directly underneath damaging the ceiling. It also affected the hallway outside of the room, and four other neighboring hotel rooms. After extracting the water from the second floor, we removed the affected drywall from the ceiling in the pool room underneath. We left our air movers and dehumidifiers for a few days, monitoring the moisture levels daily. We are a trusted leader in the water restoration industry. If there is any concern in flooding or water damage. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady counties is here to help, 229-236-1902.

What To Expect When Calling About Water Damage

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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.

What To do Until SERVPRO Arrives After Water Damage

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

When there is water damage, the wrong response can cost you! Avoid trying to clean up the damage yourself, call us, and it could even be completely covered by your insurance! 

SERVPRO has put together some tips of what to do and what not to do in case of water damage in your home. 

DO: 

  • Shut off water if possible from the main source.
  • Turn off your power source when access to the power panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove excess water with towels or a mop and wipe wet wooden surfaces.
  • Remove wet upholstery cushions and prop them upright so they can dry properly.
  • Put aluminum foil or even wooden blocks under wooden legs of furniture.
  • Remove any paintings or art, computers, or dry documents that are valuable.
  • Use clothespins to keep furniture skirts off wet floors, do the same with curtains.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

DON'T:

  • Enter rooms with standing water.
  • Enter Affected areas if electrical outlets, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid the electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or anything else with color on carpet or floors that would cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TV's or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water. 

Water Damage? Don't Panic!

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

When disaster wrecks havoc, you may not know where to start when it comes to clean up or restoring your business or home. That is where we come in! SERVPRO is here to help when there is need of fire or water restoration, mold remediation, carpet cleaning or even bio-hazard clean up, we do it all!

One major area that we focus on here at SERVPRO, is water damage. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. Water damage can happen for many reasons. From a pipe bursting to a severe storm that causes flooding; SERVPRO is on call 24 hours a day in order to tend to your needs as soon as possible. We have the expertise and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-water damage condition. We use a scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup that emphasizes monitoring and documenting the drying process from beginning to end.

There are steps to always follow when dealing with water damage.

  1. Call a professional! - Don't try to clean up major water damage all by yourself. Call your local SERVPRO so they can get to the problem quickly to avoid further damage.
  2. Once a technician has inspected and assessed the damage, water removal will begin.
  3. SERVPRO uses powerful pumps and vacuums during the water removal process. Most would not believe how much water is actually extracted!
  4. After the bulk of the water has been removed, it's time to dry. Drying and de-humidification targets the water and moisture that might be lurking in places unseen.
  5. Sanitizing and restoration are the final steps. Our SERVPRO technicians will use other powerful equipment to make sure any furniture, clothing and other personal items are free of odors and any germs that might have been left behind before restoring your space back to as original of a condition as possible!

Following these steps will ensure that your home or office get back to as normal of a condition as possible after the damage has occurred.

The most important thing to remember is your local SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties is here to help! Owners Pete and Lindsay Leverette try to stay very connected in the communities they serve so that when disaster strikes, people feel confident and comfortable in calling the heroes in green to come to the rescue. Whether it be a kitchen fire, severe water damage, or cleaning your home before or after the holidays, give SERVPRO a call!

229-236-1902

Thomas, Colquitt and Grady Counties 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and 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 and 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 and Grady Counties 

SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt and 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. 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.

Faster to your Thomas County Water Damage Event

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Thomas, Colquitt & Grady Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 –229-236-1902

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

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. 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.

Colquitt County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Moultrie and surrounding areas basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 229-236-1902

If flood water 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 & 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 Flooded Basement 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

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 229-236-1902