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Restore > Replace

3/23/2021 (Permalink)

Let's talk about content restoration after disaster strikes your home or business. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

We know how much your belongings mean to you. They're more than just content; they're photos, they're your babies first outfit, they're memories. We understand that. That's why we pride ourselves on being able to do our best to Restore > Replace.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Make A Fire Escape Plan for Your Harris County Home

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that in just TWO minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames.

Every moment counts when it comes to house fires. 

Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly. Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan. Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:

  • Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.
  • Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly and that security bars can be properly opened.
  • Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.
  • Teach children not to hide from firefighters

Thank you to our friends at Ready.gov for providing such great information regarding escape plans. 

We understand you may be feeling confused, stressed, and more than a little vulnerable. Our highly-trained technicians will treat your family with empathy and your home with great care. If your home or business is impacted by fire damage, please give us a call. We are here for you 24/7, all 365 days of the year. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Proactive Cleaning for Your Business During COVID-19

3/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO franchise professionals offer cleaning services including the removal of biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.

The CDC recommends the use of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. We are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC.

SERVPRO franchise professionals are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guideline for commercial spaces as well.

The CDC also recommends regular cleaning of the following areas/items: kitchen/food areas, bathrooms, schools/classrooms, offices, retail spaces, water fountains, shelving/racks, sales counters, carpets and rugs, stair handrails, elevators & escalators, playground equipment, and fitness equipment.

SERVPRO professionals are training to perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

What is Secondary Water Damage?

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

Secondary water damage is less obvious damage that you may not notice immediately (compared to primary water damage). Often times, secondary water damage is the result of long term damage not being taken care of in a timely fashion.

So, what happens with long term secondary damage? It typically results in swollen wood materials (i.e., doors, floor boards, baseboards) as well as inexplicable cracking in the walls, and more. In some cases, secondary water can result because of large amounts of water that begin evaporating quickly. In those specific cases of secondary damage, it usually results in high humidity that can cause the room to reach its dew point and can cause the moisture to penetrate porous materials (i.e., fabrics, furniture, etc.).

If you experience water damage in your Harris County residential home or business, don't hesitate to give us a call. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Severe Thunderstorms in Harris County, Georgia

3/18/2021 (Permalink)

If you follow us on social media, you may have seen our post yesterday about the severe weather that was going to be coming through yesterday evening and into early this morning.

What is the definition of a severe thunderstorm? According to our friends at Weather.gov, "Severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size can damage property such as plants, roofs and vehicles. Wind this strong is able to break off large branches, knock over trees or cause structural damage to trees. Some severe thunderstorms can produce hail larger than softballs or winds over 100 mph, so please pay attention to the weather so you know when severe storms are possible. Thunderstorms also produce tornadoes and dangerous lightning; heavy rain can cause flash flooding."

What can you do to prepare? Make sure to be checking your forecast regularly. Additionally, it is helpful to know how your community sends warning. Some communities have outdoor sirens. Others depend on media and smart phones to alert residents to severe storms. Don't forget to set up notifications if that is the case! Next, you'll want to have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Get more ideas for a plan here. Stay safe y'all! 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is here to help keep your customers and employees safe, and also let everyone know you've chosen a higher standard of clean.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive, proactive viral pathogen cleaning program backed by our more than 50 years of experience in cleanup and restoration. With an industry-leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes, we're helping businesses across the country open safely. So make the commitment to keep your employees and customers safer. Make sure your space is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Give us a call today to get a free quote for your business!

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Weekend Fires in Harris County, Georgia

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that more home fires occur on Saturday and Sunday? According to the Red Cross, they do! In fact, they refer to home fires as America's biggest disaster threat.

We all know that home fires are the most likely to begin in the kitchen. Do you know what the leading cause of home fires in the winter is? You may be thinking space heaters but the answer is actually still cooking! We want to stress that no matter what the weather is like outside that you have to be careful in the kitchen. 

On top of home fires, business fires can be absolutely devastating as well. Thankfully, we are here to help if disaster strikes your Harris County, Georgia, home or business.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

About Us & What We Do

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in our area. 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 

Have Questions? Call Us at (706)-575-1930

Residential Services

     Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

     There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: here!

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SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

1-4-8 Policy

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

What can you expect when you give us a call? For any job we get called into, we have a policy know as "The 148 Policy." Within 1 hour, we'll be in contact with you and set up a time to be there. Within 4 hours, we'll be on site at your disaster- big or small. Within 8 hours, we will brief the team and get started on getting your home or business back to "Like it never even happened."

This policy helps us hold ourselves accountable and ensure that every customer gets the same treatment and can count on the same phenomenal service that we pride ourselves on. This means that when you call us when water damage strikes your home or business, you can trust us to be there quick. 

We are here for you. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!

Caring for Your Belongings After Disaster

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water damage affects not only the structure of your house, but also your belongings. We wanted to share a blog post about how we clean your contents after water damage strikes your Harris County home.

First, we want you to know that we understand that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform just a house in Cataula into a home

We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including the following:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product. 

You can trust us to take care of not only your home but also your belongings. 

SERVPRO of Harris, Meriwether & Stewart Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already close by and ready to respond immediately when you need us. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (706)-575-1930!