Storm Damage Restoration
This storm damaged home was the result of high winds blowing down a large tree across the roof. There was extensive damage to the roof and walls.
Sometimes unexpected things happen to our homes. One of these can be a tree falling thru our roof in the middle of the night due to a storm. When this happens, our team is available 24/7 to respond.
One of the major concerns is secondary damage such as rain. If a tree falls thru the roof and leaves a big opening you could be looking at a very expensive restoration project versus the initial damage. I is important to get a temporary cover on the roof or side of the house that is damaged.
It is important to have adequate manpower to extract the water immediately but also make sure that additional water does not come in. Once the water is extracted, the drying process can begin. We have large commercial desiccant dehumidifiers designed for climate control in large facilities.
If you have any questions about Large Loss capabilities, contact SERVPRO of Macon at 478-474-6700 24 hours a day.http://www.SERVPROmaconwest.com/
Storm Damage-Hurricane Irma
High winds uprooted a tree and it fell across the roof of this home. There was extensive damage inside the home including water damage.
http://www.SERVPROmaconwest.com/In September 2017 high winds of up to 60 mph came thru Macon and caused extensive damage all over town.
Our team at SERVPRO of Macon was ready for the damage. We are prepared to respond to any type of disaster 24/7. We responded by having the manpower to provide temporary roof tarping immediately. We then addressed removing water inside the homes and starting the drying process. We also provided manpower to protect contents in homes where there was a need.
It's important to have trained manpower whenever these types of events happen. Because not every loss is alike.
SERVPRO of Macon has the capabilities to handle any size loss. If you have any questions about our Storm Loss capabilities, contact us anytime at
SERVPRO can Restore your contents after a FIRE!
Your home of commercial facility contains many of your most valuable possessions. SERVPRO of Macon understands the trauma that follows a loss. When fire damage takes control of your life, we help you take it back.
Some of our Contents services include:
Inventory – One of the first priorities in fire restoration is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Macon technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs and bar codes for each item, suitable for filing insurance claims forms and relieving you of this often stressful and time consuming process.
Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, deodorization and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office and move them into our secure facilities.
Contents Cleaning – All of the restorable contents in affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery. SERVPRO of Macon technicians begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate. SERVPRO of Macon can provide wet or dry cleaning. Additionally, all the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to as near as pre loss condition as possible. This includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, bric-a-brac and much more.
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Water Damage Timeline
The sooner you respond to a water emergency on your property, the less the damage will cost you. Go with the team that’s faster to any-sized disaster.
- Within Minutes - Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings.
- Within 1 to 2 Hours - Drywall swells, metal surfaces tarnish and furniture begins to warp/mold.
- Within 48 Hours to Week - Mold grows, doors and furniture warp, metal begins to rust.
- Over A Week - Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks.
Here at SERVPRO we have the following Service Response Guidelines*:
- ONE – Within one hour from the first notice of your loss, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will contact you to arrange for service.
- FOUR – Within four hours of loss notification, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will be on-site to start mitigation services.
- EIGHT – Within eight business hours of on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.
*Exceptions may apply under certain conditions, such as a local catastrophic event or storm situation. SERVPRO of Macon: 24 hour Emergency Water Damage Service
24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Macon 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 - (478) 474-6700
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 Macon 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? (Company and Agent) if your filing a claim
- 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 Macon
SERVPRO of Macon 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 SERVPROhttp://www.SERVPROmaconwest.com/ corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Faster to your Water Damage Event
Macon Fire Safety Tips
The winter season is here. Even though Macon usually has mild winters, there is still a need for heating homes or businesses at some point during the winter months.
Remember these tips when heating your Macon home or business:
- Keep anything flammable at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or a portable space heater. Have a three foot "kid-free" zone around open fires and space heaters.
- Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be completely cooled before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from the home.
- Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
- Always us the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
- Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
- Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer's instructions.
- Test smoke alarms monthly.
Should you suffer fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Macon at (478) 474-6700! Let us help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Tips for containing Mold Damage in Your Home
This basement was flooded which caused the mold damage.
4 Tips for Containing Mold Damage in Your Home
Any time there is standing water in your Macon, GA home from incidents like a leak or a flood, mold almost immediately follows. Within 48 hours of the water issue, mold can begin to grow and spread throughout your home, causing damage and structural issues. Take advantage of these tips to keep black mold out of your home while you wait for the professionals to arrive.
1. Restrict Airflow in Your Home
Mold spores spread more rapidly when they are blown around by fans or air conditioners. They can also get sucked into your HVAC system and cause an infestation you are unaware of. Turn off your HVAC system and all fans. Resist the urge to point a fan at wet carpet or flooring.
2. Shut off the Water
If you have a leaky water pipe or sewage system, turn your water off immediately after locating the leakage point. This will prohibit any further damage to your home and make the mold cleanup process easier. Any time there is a moisture problem, it is best to keep the water off until the issue is resolved.
3. Vacate Your Home
When possible and especially in cases of an extreme water problem, it can be best to stay somewhere else while your home is recovered.
4. Don’t Move or Touch Anything With Mold
Even small spots of mold can be extremely dangerous. Rather than trying to handle it yourself and unintentionally spreading mold spores or making yourself sick, call mold removal professionals. They are experienced and have the proper training, equipment and personal protective gear to make sure the mold is entirely eradicated without injury.
Water problems in your Macon, GA home can lead to an even bigger black mold infestation unless you react quickly. Stay safe by not allowing the mold to spread and calling the right experts for help.
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Top 3 Reasons You Have Mold in Your Home
Top 3 Reasons You Have Mold in Your Home
There is always talk about how dangerous mold is and how you should ensure you do not have it in your home, especially black mold. Doing a check of your home on a regular basis is important to spot any black mold issues and to get mold cleanup started right away. However, the key to really ensuring you do not get mold in your Macon, GA home is knowing why mold grows in the first place.
The main reason for mold in homes is moisture. In a home, there are plenty of sources that can create a moisture problem. Some common issues include:
If you have any of these issues, it is essential to address them right away and get rid of the excess moisture before black mold even has a chance to begin growing.
High humidity is typically a weather or season issue. You can take steps to reduce the humidity in your home. Using an air conditioning unit will remove excess moisture in the air and reduce your homes humidity. In areas that tend to attract moisture, such as attics or basements, you may want to run a dehumidifier.
If you have a plumbing issue, you should get it fixed asap. You also need to check for water leaks to ensure the plumbing issue did not lead to water seeping into your walls, floors or ceilings. If water did leak out, then you should clean it up immediately. Never let water sit too long.
If you experience flooding in your Macon, GA home, you should take steps to stop it from occurring again, if possible. Anything that was damaged from the flood waters should be removed, such as bedding, drywall or furniture.
Your best bet when tackling mold is to call in professional help. You can find mold removal professionals or others who can assist you with your moisture issues and ensure mold is not growing in your home.
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Overcoming Mold Damage: What Everyone Needs To Know
Overcoming Mold Damage: What Everyone Needs to Know
Mold can begin to grow after there has been water damage. It could be as a result of a flood, a pipe break, or some other causes of water inside of a home or business. Exploring mold remediation will make it easier to overcome the problem.
Why is mold bad?
Mold is a fungus. It is more severe than mildew. Black mold is considered one of the worst types of fungus because of the way it spreads very quickly and is notorious for structural damage.
Mold damage needs to be addressed quickly because it can lead to dry rot and all sorts of other problems. Additionally, if there is mold growth behind a wall, there's often no way to know about it. The mold growth behind a wall could be black mold and could also be causing dry rot. Until it starts to decompose wood or cause a musty odor, it's hard to know that it's there. It's why it's important to call a restoration company the moment that it's suspected that there is any kind of mold growth.
Mold mitigation needs to occur right away so that mold doesn't get to become overly problematic.
What can be done about mold?
Residential and commercial mold damage isn't the end of the world. The good news is that through proper mold mitigation and mold remediation, the problem can be taken care of. All mold damage can be eliminated from a building.
Will mold spread?
Mold will often spread during the mold removal process. It's important to remember that it's a fungus, and fungus grows as a result of spores. It's not uncommon for spores to spread, and this is done because the spores become airborne. If there is mold growth behind a wall and someone rips into the wall, the residential or commercial mold damage could become a lot worse.
DIY mold removal is never recommended because most people don't know about mitigation or remediation or potential safety concerns. It's important to contain the black mold or any other mold growth to one area. otherwise, the mold in a home or the commercial mold damage is going to be that much worse. The musty odor will spread and it will require a lot more deodorization.
To avoid the mold damage from spreading, it's best to contact a restoration professional. They will come in with trained professionals to focus on mitigation, remediation, and identify what the issues are. Some people simply have mildew. Mildew is a fungus, but it's not on the same level as mold in a home. For most people, mildew can be taken care of with household cleaners.
It is the mold growth that will lead to dry rot, a musty odor, and the need for professional mold removal. It's also important to know if there is black mold in the home or business because the removal process is different.
How can professionals help?
Professionals from a restoration company that specializes in mold removal and deodorization will help when there is mold damage in a variety of different ways. They will have equipment that will detect if there is mold growth behind a wall. They will be able to identify the presence of black mold, too.
Once the mold in a home or the commercial mold damage is identified, it will be removed. From there, deodorization will take place so that the musty odor goes away. The deodorization will take place in all areas to ensure that anywhere there was mold growth will smell fresh once again.
From there, dry rot and any affected areas will be rebuilt or replaced. Mold damage can affect properties in a lot of different ways. However, by working with a restoration company, it will be easier to rebuild so that the presence of mold will be a distant memory.
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Mold Damage and Remediation in Macon
Each Surface Type Warrants a Different Approach When it Comes to Mold
Mold can go undetected for days, weeks or even months, depending on where it is hiding. While small amounts of mold spores are everywhere and pose no threat, a large colony can destroy building materials and pose a health threat.
Restoring property from the effects of mold damage in Macon homes requires trained professionals. Every SERVPRO office maintains a crew that is trained to identify mold infestations and determines the best method available to remove or clean it off surfaces.
We determine the method used to remove mold depending on the type of surface the mold is on. It is simpler to clean nonporous materials. These surfaces include glass, metal, certain kinds of plastics, marble, and smooth stone. We remove dry mold by vacuuming the surfaces with special HEPA filters that catch even a single mold spore. Wet mold is wiped off with a cloth dampened with water. If the mold is growing in a layer of soil, our team members use a detergent solution.
Porous materials with visible mold growth often should be removed from the home and disposed of according to state regulations. These materials include carpets, carpet pads, drywall, and insulation. Technicians can clean fabrics such as upholstery, drapes, and curtains using foam, spray, or immersion techniques depending on the thickness of the mold and the colors used. Before starting with those methods, crew members vacuum the items to remove loose mold fragments using a special vacuum with a HEPA filter. If needed, they agitate the materials to loosen more mold and then vacuum them again.
Semiporous materials require methods not usable on porous or even nonporous surfaces. The surfaces (wood and concrete) may require sanding, wire brushing, and other abrasive methods. The cleaners we use on these surfaces have abrasive agents mixed in to be certain the agent gets into and agitates cracks and grooves that non-abrasive agents miss. If exposed to mold for too long, the structural integrity of the wood might be compromised by rot.
Restoring your home after a mold infestation is a long process. SERVPRO of Macon is here to help you through every step. If you need our services or simply want to schedule an inspection to ally concerns, call us at (478) 474-6700.