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Large Loss Response Team

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Water damage to your commercial building can be as simple as outside flood water entering the front lobby of your building or as complex as a fire sprinkler discharging on the tenth floor of an office building.  We have extensive experience on all different types and sizes of commercial water losses in the greater Atlanta area.

Developing a Plan

As soon as we arrive onsite our number one priority is learning your main priority.  After all, nobody knows your business better than you do!  Our technicians understand that you need to have your business up and running as soon as possible.  We also understand that as a business owner or manager you are having to deal with dozens of needs during a crisis: employees, inventory, technology, customers.  We need to understand your priority so that we can develop a plan that works for your business.

Large Loss Response Team

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston is a qualified Large Loss Response Team (LLRT).  Being named an LLRT team member means that we have been vetted for having the resources and experience to handle large commercial losses.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we will be on our way with the help you need!

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston's Guide to Follow When Your Water Heater Breaks.

4/22/2021 (Permalink)

Waking up is hard to do. You need to get out of your cozy bed, go wash up, get dressed and get some coffee in you before you start your day. Now think of getting out of bed, as hard as that is, walking slowly to the shower, opening the hot water, and waiting for it to run so you can hop in, and nothing happens.

Water stays cold as ice, you realize you can't hit the shower this morning, and you try to figure out what just happened. Could you have forgotten to turn on the water heater? Could it be broken? Time to check it out.

As you walk downstairs you hear a low trickling noise as if a faucet is open somewhere. You keep going, and as you approach the basement, you hear it louder - there is water running somewhere over there. Question is - where? As you reach the last step, you put your foot down and immediately realize you haven't even opened your eyes properly. You're standing in a big pond, which was once your basement. No hot shower today. What now then?

First thing - close the water source. Whether it's the water heater, a pipe or a water leaking in from a window, make sure no more water can get in. Close the water mains, shut down any valve leading to the affected area, and close the window if that was the source of the water.

Second thing you do is take care of all that water. Water spreads fast and has the power to cause lots and lots of trouble over time. If you don't have a water drain in the basement, it's time to call SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston at 770-496-1976.

Water leaks and floods should be taken care of as fast as possible. The reason is that most homes aren't waterproof on the inside. Standing water will ruin your carpets, floors, furniture, and even get into drywall if given the opportunity. Moreover, the standing water becomes a health hazard after a while, even if they came from a clean source (also called Category 1 water damage). Another reason for you to hurry is mold and how fast mold can start to grow after your basement suffered from a water damage.

Our franchise SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston offers a 24/7 response to all your water damage requirements and needs, providing you a quick and thorough solution to your problem. We'll get your life back to normal in no time.

When Fire Takes Control

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

Your home contains many of your most valuable possessions and items you love the most. Your business is your livelihood. The team at SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/Clarkston understands just how trying, disruptive, and traumatic major losses such as a fire can be.

As part of our fire restoration service, we don't just pay attention to the structure; we'll also help take care of the contents of your home or business, as well. 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 of your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs, 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. Our supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office.

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 Gwinnett County South technicians begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate; we provide wet or dry cleaning methods. Additionally, all of the other restorable contents will be cleaned and deodorized to as near as preloss condition as possible; this includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding, and much more.

When a fire takes control of your life, we help you take back control. Call SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston for help: (770)496-1976.

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain is Here to Lend a Hand.

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

We understand that emergencies never happen at a good time.  That’s where we can help!  No matter whether you have water, mold or smoke damage, you can count on us to be ready.  SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston has a qualified team that can begin your emergency restoration services today. 

Water Damage

Suffering severe water damage from flooding water or a burst pipe needs immediate attention.  The water needs to be extracted so that drying can take place as soon as possible.  The longer water sits in your home or business the greater chances of having secondary damages such as mold.  We have a team of trained water technicians on call 24 hours a day.  When you call our number after hours you will get a live person who will page the water team that is on call.  Our average call back time for the technician responding is just 14 minutes.

Mold Damage

If you see mold inside your home or office then give SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South a call.  We have trained IICRC technicians certified as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians that can remediate the problem.  Mold estimates are scheduled by our office administration team during regular business hours.  There is a service fee for scheduling a technician to visit your home and develop a written estimate for remediation.  This service fee is deducted from the estimate if you select us to complete the work. 

Mold often appears from water damage that is not seen or was not dried properly.  Sometimes mold is not visually present but there is a moldy or stale smell in the air.  In this case you will need to call an Industrial Hygienist to come and sample the home.  They will send these samples to a lab to determine what types of mold are present and if you have a problem that needs our attention.

Fire Damage

Fires can be destructive along with the soot and smoke that are also present.  Fire damage requires emergency service as soon as possible.  Securing the home from unwanted visitors and mitigating corrosive damage to metals that can become pitted from the acidic soot are just a few of the items that require immediate attention.  We are trained, licensed and insured to handle all the problems that come from having a fire.

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston is the Trusted Restoration Company You Can Trust After a Fire.

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Now is a great time to review and rehearse your household’s fire escape plan, and you also may want to consider researching restoration companies. If you suffer a home fire, knowing who you can call once the flames are extinguished can help your repairs happen more quickly so your home can be back to its condition before the fire occurred.

Our Home Fire Restoration Process

When doing a restoration job after a home fire, we understand the importance of making sure it is done correctly. There are several aspects that must be considered, including damage to structures, belongings and even the air supply of your home. By taking all this into consideration, we are able to utilize the following methods to provide you with restoration:

Structural Cleaning

Restoring the structural elements of a home consists of cleaning and repairing any floors, drywall portions or other sections that have been impacted. We will first perform tests to determine how your damage is spread through the home and what work should be done, then our technicians will begin taking action to remove the soot, smoke and flames from these items.

Content Cleaning

In most cases of damage to your belongings, it is more cost-effective to have them restored rather than to replace them. We use advanced cleaning tools with both wet and dry cleaning methodology in order to restore the items we are able to in your home. We can typically handle everything from upholstery to wood furniture to electronics, making sure you can keep the majority of the items you love.

Deodorization Services

While the damage to structures and contents is visible, there is also air quality damage that fires can cause. Not only can smoke odors linger for a long time throughout the home, but the airborne soot particles left behind can lead to serious health effects later on. We make use of air scrubbers and other tools to deodorize and purify the air, ensuring all smoke smells and hazardous soot particles get removed.

We are here 247 to help you recover.

Making Sure You Are in Good Hands at SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Monday through Friday at 8:15am the entire staff of SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/Clarkston begins with a meeting in front of our Work In Progress board.  This WIP board, as it is called, shows our Work in Progress and lets everyone assess and review what work is scheduled for the day and for the week ahead.  This daily meeting is good example of the team approach SERVPRO® takes in providing quality work to our customers.  The corporate theme of “One Team” makes sure that all team members, from the front office to the crew of technicians, know that they each have to play a role in getting the job done.  SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/Clarkston is locally known for its prompt and professional service.

We offer full-service restoration, meaning we can handle your loss through the emergency service response, mitigation of damage and complete reconstruction.  When clients learn that we can do all stages of the disaster recovery work they are relieved knowing that they will not have to deal with a multitude of people and companies to get the job done.

Our business is one that no one hopes to need, but our hope is that we can assist both homeowners and businesses to be prepared and to know who to call if a disaster strikes.

Certification On All of Our Technicians at SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

How do you know if the company you choose to mitigate your water damage has the proper training?  In the restoration industry, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration and Certification (IICRC) developed the “Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration” or S500.  Along with the written standard the IICRC also provides training and certification for restoring property damage.

We believe that ALL our employees need to be IICRC trained in Water Damage Restoration.  We don’t believe in sending out one trained technician with a team of uncertified workers.  On the job training certainly helps but being a certified Water Damage Technician is crucial.  At SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston we send all of our full-time employees to the three-day IICRC training class after six months of employment.  This includes production personnel, our office staff and the marketing department.  If you touch a water damage file…you get trained!

What Comes With a Water Loss? Repairs. And SERVPRO of Stone Mountain Can Handle That Too.

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Having unexpected damage to your home can cause extreme stress. Having one company come to your home to repair the source of the damage, a different company to do the demolition or mitigation, and then a third service to come and complete your repairs may add to that unexpected stress. We  have found that most of our customers enjoy using one company from start to finish. 

Here at SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston that is most certainly possible. Our Franchise has  a team for both mitigation and construction. Our teams of mitigation and reconstruction work together from start to finish on several of our clients to help put our customers at ease when dealing with unexpected damage to their home. 

While estimate fees are usually required by other construction companies to send in a repair estimate to a client's insurance company, our Reconstruction Department waives that fee for any customer who had SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston to complete the mitigation services needed on their home. 

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston strives to make these uneasy processes go as smoothly and stress free as possible for our customers. If you are like most of our clients and do not wish to have to deal with several different companies for services on your home, call us today at 770-496-1976. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Meet Our Team at SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Team Stone Mountain SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston Team Members.

SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston would like to introduce you to our hard-working team. We have a well-educated group here to help you in a disaster situation. Our office staff consists of Michelle Haines and Rachael with our Office Manager, Amanda. They will be the first voice you hear and your first contact with our company. Lori is our accounts manager and will be able to help with any payment questions or concerns. Mike leads the Reconstruction Team with two Project Managers, Austin and Mike W., with administrative assistant Brooke who will be able to answer any questions your have regarding reconstruction after your mitigation has been completed. 

Our crew chiefs, led by Wes, hold certifications in WRT (Water Damage Restoration Technician), AMRT (Applied Microbial Remediation Technician), FSRT (Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician) & ASD (Applied Structural Drying Technician) amongst their other certifications. Our crew chief team consists of Jesse G., Benny S., Tom J., and Alex F. Our technicians that are always there to lend a helping hand are Mindi, Jesse, Gilberto, Alexis, Jamison, Frank, and Corion. We make sure that anyone in our crew can assist you with any questions or concerns during the mitigation or remediation process.

Please call our office at any time, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Our office number is 770-496.1976.

Tips & Pointers for What to do When your Business Experiences a Loss

3/16/2021 (Permalink)

If you find yourself in a commercial disaster the first thing you should do is call our franchises SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston at 770-496-1976 so that we can dispatch technicians out right away and we will make sure you get some help.

Tips until SERVPRO arrives:

  • Shut off the water source if identified.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.
  • DO NOT use regular vacuum to remove water
  • Locate insurance information
  • When we arrive we will do a very thorough dry out and complete it in a timely manner. We practice the science of drying...and we specialize in restoring your property. We are a "One Stop Shop" – Which means we are a company that can dry out your property, take care of your contents, and rebuild if necessary. Call our franchises SERVPRO of Gwinnett County Southeast or SERVPRO of Stone Mountain/Clarkston at 770-496-1976, we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all your commercial needs.