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Valdosta Storms

1/18/2023 (Permalink)

Storm damage in Georgia can be expensive and deadly. Severe storms often leave behind widespread damage. Floodwaters often scatter debris. After the storm power lines need to be restored and fallen trees removed from roads. Cars and homes are often damaged from the water and winds.

If your home or business is damaged during one of these violent storms, call our team of professionals. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with storm damage, immediate action is critical.

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.

SERVPRO of Valdosta 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.

SERVPRO of Valdosta 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.

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

When severe storms hit Valdosta, call the team that can help. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Water Damage in Valdosta - SERVPRO is Here to Help

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

There are two primary categories of water damage. The most common water damage issues are caused by plumbing and appliance issues, and less common are weather related events such as rain, and storms. The kind of water that leaks into your home is important to understand when assessing water damage and the expense.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet.

If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Water from a clean source like a broken water line.

If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.

Category 2: "Gray Water"

Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness.

Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

May contain bacteria and viruses.

Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided.

Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.

Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup.

SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Fast, Professional Response

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

If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Valdosta today.

SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Choosing SERVPRO

1/5/2023 (Permalink)

Are you confident in your home's plumbing? When was the last time you looked for leaks? A leaky faucet, for example can waste 3,000 gallons per year.

Nationwide, household water damage costs up to $20 billion annually. Water leaks are a major problem in many homes, usually the homeowner isn't aware until costly damage has been done.

Homes continue to deteriorate when water damage is left untreated. In addition to ceiling, walls and flooring being saturated and ruined, there is the issue of mold. If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.

Professional Response in Valdosta

The team at SERVPRO of Valdosta is ready to help if you have water damage or suspect mold. We have the right training and equipment to restore your home. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

Roof, chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth. Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466, to assess the situation. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. We are locally owned so we can respond faster to your emergency.

Home Fires in Valdosta

1/4/2023 (Permalink)

Residential fires cause serious injuries and damage each year in Georgia. The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has four helpful facts that are important to understand about fire:

Fire is fast – In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire, and thick, black smoke can fill a house in minutes.

Fire is hot – In fact, heat is more threatening than flames. Inhaling super-hot air will scorch your lungs and the heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes, a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flashover.

Fire is dark – Fire isn’t bright, it’s pitch black. Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you’ve lived in for years.

Fire is deadly – Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door.

In addition to prevention and fast first responder response, what you do after the fire is also important. SERVPRO of Valdosta is here and ready to help you and your family after a fire in your home or business.

Our Valdosta Team is Ready to Help

SERVPRO of Valdosta 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.

A few things to keep in mind about SERVPRO of Valdosta:

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

SERVPRO of Valdosta has restoration professionals that are ready to help (229) 244-1466.

Response to Hurricane Ian

10/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Valdosta's Disaster Recovery Team is ready to take action when the largest of storms and the highest flood waters hit. 

Storm damage can feel overwhelming, but your fear and panic will disappear when our team of professionals responds to your water, wind and flooding repair and restoration needs. 

When category 4 - Hurricane Ian hit Florida in late September of 2022, SERVPRO of Valdosta responded in a big way! Our SERVPRO of Valdosta's Disaster Recovery Team loaded semitrailers and mobile command centers with equipment and headed to offer immediate assistance to those that were affected by the storm. Our SERVPRO teams worked diligently around the clock to begin the restoration process.  

Our SERVPRO of Valdosta - Disaster Recovery Team continues to partner with other SERVPRO’s around the country. pulling together across 1,800 Franchises in North America.

We are faster to any size disaster!

Need assistance? Give us a call

Be Thankful Without the Fire

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving is the nation’s leading day for cooking fires.  
According to the National Fire Protection Association, the number of cooking fires on Thanksgiving is three times as high as on any other day of the year. In addition to the hazards posed by stovetops, turkey fryers and candles contribute to the elevated fire risk.
When following a few basic precautions, preventing a cooking fire is simple.  
Clean your stove and oven. Remove food and grease buildup from burners, stovetop and oven. Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop. Stay in the home when cooking a turkey, set a timer, and check on it frequently. Keep children away from the stove. Have a flame-resistant oven mitt, potholder or lid nearby to smother any flames. If you have an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed. Check to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly and have an escape plan that the entire family knows if there is a fire. 
Call SERVPRO Of Valdosta–(299)244-1466

Why Trust The Pro's at SERVPRO

9/1/2022 (Permalink)

If you have water damage in your home, it’s important that you hire professionals that are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle the cleanup job. These technicians have been trained to handle the cleanup and restoration process so that the damage caused is kept to a minimum. However, before the professionals arrive, there are some things that you can do to begin the process.

Why Homes Are Sensitive to Water Damage

When the water that’s collected in your home recedes, the moisture from the damage is difficult to detect. This is the main reason why homes are sensitive to water damage. Microbial growth can begin within 24 hours of the damage due to standing water and can saturate different types of textiles and can seep through your drywall. The moisture has the ability to collect behind walls and create troublesome mold and bacteria out of the sight of occupants. If you react quickly, you may be able to save items such as clothes and furniture. But make sure to be very careful when entering a building that has recently been flooded. Any exposure to wildlife and contaminated water that may have accompanied the flooding could result in serious injury.

Dangerous Weather in Valdosta

8/8/2022 (Permalink)

Vans outside commercial building after a roof leak Whether a storm causes flooding or wind damage, SERVPRO of Valdosta has you covered. (229)244-1466

Severe Weather – Be Prepared

Severe weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Each year, Americans cope with an average of:

  • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
  • 5,000 floods or flash floods
  • 1,000 tornadoes
  • 2 land falling deadly hurricanes

Approximately 98 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, leading to around 100’s of deaths per year and billions of dollars in damage. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking a few actions and being an example to others are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know your risk.  

The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you, your business and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action.  

Take the next step in severe weather preparedness by creating a communication plan for your home and business. Put together or purchase an emergency kit. Keep important papers and valuables in a safe place.

Be an Example. 

Once you have taken action to prepare for severe weather, share your story with co-workers and family and friends on Facebook or Twitter. Your preparedness story will inspire others to do the same.

Build an Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food (non-perishable 3-day supply)
  • Manual can opener
  • Battery operated radio, preferably a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Clothing
  • Dust masks or bandanas
  • Plastic sheeting, garbage bags and duct tape
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Hygiene items
  • Important documents; copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account information
  • Cash
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container

Fireworks in Valdosta Georgia

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Blue background red outline of the United States for a 4th of July icon Enjoy this 4th of July weekend!

Are you looking for Fireworks for 4th of July? Here is your localized list of Firework Shows happening in and around Lowndes County!

  1. Valdosta Parks and Rec annual Fireworks Spectacular is set for Monday, July 4. VLPRA encourages people to watch the fireworks on the mall side of Interstate 75, between exits 16 and 18 toward Brooks County. This event is free and expected to begin at 9:15PM
  2. Wild Adventures - Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on July 4. Entry fee is required. 

According to Georgia law, fireworks are permitted in the unincorporated area of Lowndes County on July 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 

Lowndes County Fire Rescue would like to encourage residents to attend local public shows instead of igniting fireworks on private property. 

Business Office Water Damage

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Business in Valdosta and Professional Restoration

Have you considered all of the different ways you can end up with water damage in your business?

Each year, about one in 50 business owners files a water damage claim, accounting for 29% of all homeowners insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Water damage claims on average cost a little over $11,000.

There are several ways that your business can be damaged by water. You may want to review your policy to make sure you understand what is covered.

Accidental leaks, such as leaking pipes or appliances, like a broken washing machine or dishwasher. Water damage after a includes water from a sprinkler system or from the fire department. Water damage from a roof leak, for example after a tree falls on your roof. Water damage from storms can cause damage throughout your home or business.

If you have water damage, you will want to contact the professional restoration experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.