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Here to Restore, No Matter the Kind of Damage | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South

5/20/2022 (Permalink)

Two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South is your local restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

When disaster strikes, we can get there fast, but did you know there is another reason why we should be one of your first calls if the worst should occur?

When it comes to your property, our technicians work with a “restore first” mentality aided by the use of specialized equipment and cleaning techniques. This helps reduce the interruptions to life and helps get your home or business back to pre-disaster condition.

It’s always best to give SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South a call right after damage occurs to make sure we can provide you with the best service possible. We can assist you in any of the following areas:

<h2water-damage">Serious Water Damage

Water damage can come in many different forms, and oftentimes, you as the homeowner, renter, and business owner rarely have a heads-up when it comes to natural events.

There are also times when water damage is caused by unforeseeable issues. These can occur when pipes break, there is a drip that went unnoticed or unfixed, damaged water heaters or even a faucet left on unattended.

Floods cause more than $10 billion in damages nationwide every year. We want to keep you as far away from those costs as possible!

Our experts have the most up-to-date tools in the business to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water. We will also help you come up with a water damage restoration plan to make sure your home is clean, dry and restored to preloss condition.

<h2fire-damage">Unexpected Fire Damage

When you own a business, you are responsible for planning for many things—but have you thought about planning ahead in case of a fire?

A fire can derail a business plan quickly, leaving devastating damage in its wake, and it’s more common than you may think, with a fire occurring every 23 seconds in the United States. If you have not yet thought about what you would do if a fire started on your commercial property, now is the time to consider it.

If disaster does hit, we can help you handle the damage resulting from the flames themselves, as well as smoke, soot and water.

<h2storm-damage">Severe Storm Damage

The aftermath of a storm can be very stressful for all individuals involved, but particularly stressful for homeowners that incurred damage to their property.

We’re no stranger to the damage weather can cause. In March 2022, several homes in metro Atlanta were damaged in severe weather. At the same time, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services reported that lightning caused a home fire in Gwinnett that displaced a family of five.

Some of the services we offer to help you get back on your feet include dry cleaning, wet cleaning, foam cleansing and abrasive cleaning. If your home requires a more extensive clean, we also offer move-out services, so we can bring your home back to preloss condition as soon as possible.

<h2sets-SERVPRO-apart">What Sets SERVPRO Apart?

Since 1967, SERVPRO has been the cleaning and restoration brand that you have come to know and trust. With great reputation comes great responsibility.

We’re here when you need us. You can reach out to a SERVPRO expert via our 247 Emergency Line day or night and receive immediate assistance.

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

Storm Devastation to your Home? Call SERVPRO of Gwinnett County Sotuh

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

When heavy rains and high winds hit hard, property destruction and loss can be devastating to you as a homeowner. Structural damage to the exterior of your home is followed by interior devastation from water and winds. Storm damage is rarely isolated to just a few buildings in an area adding the challenge of finding a restoration company that can respond swiftly to your needs to an already anxiety provoking situation. SERVPRO delivers the help you need swiftly even when a local disaster is widespread as we are able to call upon a network of over 1,650 franchises nationwide to respond if the need is great.   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. Your particular situation is of paramount importance to us, and you need not worry that your repairs and restoration will take a back seat even when many in your area are struggling to recover from the same issues you face. Choosing our company puts in motion a vast support system, but our local ownership means you will receive a personalized approach to your particular situation, efficiently returning your home back to its pre-storm condition just “Like it never even happened.”   Placing your trust in SERVPRO for your storm damage needs will reap you benefits that less qualified companies simply cannot deliver. We use state of the art equipment to clean, repair and restore your home and in the process, we also restore your and your family’s peace of mind. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified, current in Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for any procedure needed to bring your home back to the comfortable and comforting refuge you deserve. We also work closely with your insurance company, ensuring that all the work necessary is approved and compensated according to the terms of your policy. Our high standards and relentless drive to do the job on time while meeting local specifications means you and your family will quickly return to the quiet enjoyment of your house and neighborhood. We are not satisfied until you are happily back in your restored dwelling.   Once you make sure that your family is safe after a major storm, your first call should be to SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South. Dial 770-448-5782 24/7 and begin the road to recovery by scheduling an inspection with our storm damage experts.

Water Damage? We Have You Covered | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”sink.jpg” alt = "a bathroom sink showing signs of a water leak"   > No matter the damage sustained, SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South has the tools and team to help your home return to a normal state quickly.

A leaking faucet might appear irrelevant now. However, water can have a destructive impact on your home, no matter how small the amount of water. In fact, the typical home leak can waste as much as 10,000 gallons of water in a year.

Water damage proceeds rapidly, seeping right your floors, walls and soft surfaces. That’s why it’s essential to attend to the problem immediately to generate the very best results. Here’s a guide to how water damage progresses.

In the First 24 Hours

If you own a home, there is a one in four chance of a flood impacting your house within a 30-year period in a high-risk area. Recognizing what to do next is essential.

The initial 24 to 48 hours after flooding or water damage is important because some items will instantly succumb to water’s disastrous effects.

Soft furnishings will soak through, and wood structures can swell from the water. Individual valuables like books and pictures are especially vulnerable to ruin. Furthermore, mold and mildew can start to form within this timeframe. Quick activity is crucial.

SERVPRO’s experience, as well as our “restore vs replace” mindset can help you conserve money while preserving precious keepsakes that cannot be replaced. If any items cannot be saved, this will be communicated to you. These materials are removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying and restoration process.

Within the First Week

After the first 24 hours, water damage will progress further and quickly. Mold and mildew can spread like wildfire with extreme moisture. As mold sets in, it can even damage your home’s framework.

Additionally, permeable surface areas, such as wood and walls, will become increasingly compromised, and metal surfaces will start to corrode.

After One Week

You don’t want to allow moisture to rest for a prolonged period since the effects may be devastating or irreparable. As time goes on, the expenses and effort required to restore your home will increase substantially.

How SERVPRO Will Aid

SERVPRO’s restoration process starts with the very first phone call, preferably within the first 24 hours. The job starts with an extensive extraction of water. This helps avoid the spread of water in your home and also reduces drying time.

Mostly likely, floors, furnishings and other personal belongings will need cleaning, sanitizing and deodorization. After the bulk of the water has been extracted, our experts will use industry-leading drying tools to get rid of the water you can’t see.

After these steps, your house may need reconstruction to get back to its preloss condition. This action could include minor repair work or rebuilding entire sections of your home.

We can streamline the process by dealing with both the preliminary damage mitigation and reconstructing the affected areas. We will keep you up to date on every action and have you back in your home as soon as possible.

Regardless of the type of water damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover. Contact us 247 when you need a dependable team to help you recover.

24 Hour Emergency Services Offered from SERVPRO of Gwinnett County SE/SW

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South 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.  Our SERVPRO franchises arrive quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Gwinnett County SE/SW to Help from Start to Finish

4/19/2022 (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 Gwinnett County SE & SW 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 Gwinnett County SE & SW to complete the mitigation services needed on their home. 

SERVPRO of Gwinnett County SE & SW 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. 

SERVPRO® is Locally Known for its Prompt and Professional Service.

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Monday through Friday at 8:15am the entire staff of SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South 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 Gwinnett County South 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.

SERVPRO of Gwinnett County SE/SW is Committed to Helping YOU

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

Why use SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South for your water, fire or mold disasters? The main reason to use our company is the type of service we give. We are committed to helping the homeowner or business understand the process of mitigation and to offer the highest quality of service. Our technicians have many years of experience and have the knowledge of how to best apply the guidelines for the restoration process.

Our clients can rely on us to call before we come, to show up on time, to perform the needed mitigation work in a timely manner and to explain the process in extensive detail. We value the confidence that our clients have with us. Our technicians’ high standard of professionalism can turn an unfortunate water or fire damage into a more positive one by our extraordinary customer service.

The Types of Floods We Experience and Their Causes | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

roadwayflood Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South has the team to help you recover from any disastrous event.

Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and they claim more lives each year than hurricanes, tornadoes or lightning. There is a risk of flooding everywhere but especially in areas that experience a large amount of rainfall.

Flooding is present in all states and U.S. territories and presents similarities in types and causality. There are three common types of flooding that happen for four usual reasons.

The Types of Natural Flooding

Flash floods are common and occur when heavy rain passes or sits over an area and overwhelms the ground’s ability to control the moisture. Excess water can sweep away items, big or small, or even people who might get caught in the current.

River floods are exactly what they sound like. When there’s too much water for a river’s banks to hold, the water spills over the sides and causes destruction.

Coastal floods happen in areas next to large bodies of water, when storm surges or cyclonic activity causes ocean or gulf levels to rise to flood levels.

Natural Flooding and the Most Common Causes

Heavy rainfall. Flash floods and river flooding can result from storms with excessive rainfall, or storms that sit and rest in an area for an extended period. Urban areas are more at risk for rain floods, because the higher percentage of concrete and asphalt means there’s a lack of soil to soak up all that water.

In 2021, Atlanta saw a total of 53.65 inches of rain, compared to the U.S. average of 30.21 inches. In February of this year, Gwinnett County experienced a significant amount of rainfall that lead to the temporary closure of Liliburn’s Camp Creek Greenway. It was enough to cause the flood-related problems on the Rockbridge portion of the trail. Many trails around metro Atlanta are vulnerable to weather events.

Oceanic activity. Storm surges, hurricanes and rising tides can cause the water levels to rise, which can inundate coastal communities and cause havoc.

Dams and levees failing. A recent example would be the disastrous levee breaks during 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. When cracks develop in levees or dams, excess pressure overwhelms the ability of the dam to hold back the surge of water behind it.

Snowmelts and ice dams. During the winter, in areas where snow and ice can accumulate due to prolonged freezing temperatures, the snow and ice will melt, allowing the water to flow throughout the area. Ice dams or ice jams occur when rivers become blocked by built-up ice being carried downstream, causing the banks to overflow.

Regardless of the cause of the flooding, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when flooding or water damage makes a mess in your life.

Your Hidden Business Partner | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

damaged book SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South is your local commercial restoration expert. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

It can be tough to keep things operating smooth as a company owner. As the owner or manager of any sort of business, you are well aware that it takes all the support you can get to keep things moving smoothly. It may be devastating for organizations like yours if disasters hit when you’re unprepared.

Fortunately, you have a built-in secret partner for all of your cleaning and disaster recovery needs. Having SERVPRO to take care of so many areas of your business is basically like having a hidden business partner that is involved in the success of your operations by taking care of a big chunk of it.

Large Loss Recovery. Fires, storms, and floods are three of the most prevalent causes of financial loss for businesses in the United States, and they may cause considerably more harm if not treated quickly. When you call SERVPRO after a property damage emergency, you’ll connect with a top-notch staff of qualified professionals who are accessible 24 hours a day to help you. We can offer you our tried-and-true emergency services and help you recover your footing as quickly as possible.

Emergency Ready Plan. Recovery from disasters can begin before the event ever happens. We can help you in building an Emergency Ready Plan to follow in the case of a crisis. After a disaster, you may require an emergency chain of command, alternate meeting or work places, or temporary suppliers, among other things, and we’ll guarantee that you’re prepared for a single button push that activates everything.

Cleaning of All Kinds. It makes no difference what sort of cleaning service you require. We are competent in managing everything from trauma cleanup to safe biohazard removal, to carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration. We’ve been in this business for a long period of time and have seen and cleaned everything.

Restoration Services. You cannot predict unforeseeable property damage events like when storms will cause flooding, interns start a cooking fire or a waterline will burst. All of these situations need repair and cleaning, which SERVPRO performs better than anyone else. Put your faith in us to restore your organization after a disaster.

Industry Specialization. There is no organization that we cannot help, and we have spent years getting to know them all. We can clean or repair your business regardless of its unique or specific needs. In many situations, we can even separate the work area from the rest of the building’s activities to avoid any disruptions to other aspects of your company.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

SERVPRO- Commercial Water Damage

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage

Being so close to the big city of Atlanta, we have an exponentially large amount of experience with water losses to commercial properties. In some cases, these water damages 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.  SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South is prepared to help you through the process, no matter the extent of the water loss.

Creating a Plan

Our technicians understand that you need to have your business up and running as quickly as possible, but nobody knows your business better than you do!  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 best for you and your business. As soon as we arrive onsite our number one priority is learning your main priority. 

Large Loss Response Team

SERVPRO of Gwinnett County South 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. When an emergency arises in your business, give us a call at 770-448-5782.