Are you ready?
The flowers are blooming, the air is thick with humidity and pollen and school is just about to be out for the summer, you know what that means??? Well for us here along the Gulf Coast, it means it’s time to start thinking about hurricane season! Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30, 2018, with the height of the season falling around the middle of September. Even though our minds are more focused on barbecues and beach trips, it is best to go ahead and create a plan so that you are fully prepared if Mother Nature turns her fury our way. If you aren’t sure of where to begin, there are lots of resources out there to help you find your way. A great place to start is Ready.gov and RedCross.org. These sites will help you create a supply list, communication plans and even design an evacuation plan should it be necessary. If you own a business, you can contact SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest to create an Emergency Ready Profile. This is a free service that compiles vital emergency information, photographs of crucial shutoffs, and contacts into an easily accessible app form. Residential customers, you can create your own ERP by visiting clicking here. Having a plan in place can help you minimize damage and recovery times!
Crawfish for a Cause 2018
Crawfish for a Cause 2018
The only thing hotter than this year’s Crawfish for a Cause event were the Mudbugs themselves. DIP Seafood was onsite in their decked out crawfish kitchen on wheels, cooking up more than 1800 pounds of the delicious delicacy for more than 350 of our “closest” family and friends to enjoy! We want to thank everyone who came out to support the event this year. Thanks to you and our local sponsors, we were able to raise over $10,000 to support the USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center. The money is still rolling in, so we will have a final count on down the road but we just wanted to let you all know what an awesome job our community did supporting this event. We are so proud to have another successful year under our belts and look forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better! Don’t forget to like our Facebook page to keep up with all of the news and important dates as we look forward to 2019.
It's About Time
It’s About Time
At SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest we pride ourselves on our fast and efficient response times. When it comes to water damage, time is of the essence. Quickly beginning the mitigation process can not only minimize costs and salvage important items, it can also prevent additional damage. One of the most common complications that can arise from a water damage not being properly and quickly mitigated is mold. It can take as little as 24 hours for mold growth to take root in a humid, moist environment. It is not only critical to begin work as soon as possible after a water loss, but it is important to finish the drying process completely. Any residual moisture left behind could also feed the beast that is mold. If you experience water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest to make sure you never have to worry about secondary damage!
We are the Emergency Plan Experts in Mobile, AL
Sherri Marlin has been awarded as Top 10 Sales Rep in establishing ERP Profiles nationwide.
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Program® (ERP) is an exclusive utility that offers numerous benefits for our clients. This invaluable tool helps us improve client relationships and protect them in the event of emergencies. Sales representatives provide free consultations to our clients and compile all of their emergency information into an easily accessible app for Apple and Android devices. An ERP can greatly minimize the costs and business downtime associated with a disaster. Recently Sherri Marlin, a Sales Representative with SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest was recognized for her achievement in establishing ERP Profiles. As one of the Top 10 users in the entire franchise system, she has helped a multitude of her clients prepare for the unexpected. Just like Sherri, all of our Sales Reps are experts in compiling ERP’s for area businesses. If you would like to prepare your business before disaster strikes, call SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest and ask to speak to your local sales representative.
Hoarding in Mobile, AL
Hoarding is a recognized medical condition that, if left untreated can spiral very quickly out of control. There are a variety of different hoarding compulsions ranging from new possessions to animals to keeping old trash and food. Many times the hoarding is completely hidden from view within a home whose exterior may look neat and tidy. You never know what you will encounter when you are called out for a “hoarding” clean up. As you can see from this picture, at SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest, we follow all OSHA guidelines to ensure the safety of our employees and dispose of all contaminated contents according to set standards. You never know what may be hiding underneath each pile and it is critical that you leave this type of cleanup to the experts here at SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Serves in Mobile, AL
When a fire occurs it can be a terrifying experience. At SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest we come in after the trauma has occurred to begin the cleanup process and help you get your life back on track. For many of our customers we are small heroes in their eyes as we clean and care for their personal contents and home. We are there to help put back the pieces, but we want to salute the REAL Heroes of Fire...our local Firefighters. Each day these brave men and women put their lives on the line to save others and help save their homes and businesses. We can only show them a small token of our gratitude but it is our goal to make sure they know how much they are appreciated. As part of that ideal, we started the SERVPRO Serves: Feeding Firefighters program in 2017. Each month we pick one firehouse in our area to receive lunch on us. We want all of our local fire heroes to know that their service does not go unnoticed!
Esporta and Sewage Clean Up
At SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest we are dedicated to improving our processes and technologies to provide our clients with the most efficient and premier service in the restoration industry. One way in which we have revolutionized the cleanup process is my implementing the Esporta washing system. This ground-breaking approach to soft contents cleaning means that we can salvage items that would have previously been discarded. The Esporta uses a patented system of chambers to hold items in place while pushing water and cleaning agents through the contents. This effectively and safely flushes out over 99.999% of contaminants bringing the items to food grade quality. Using the Esporta washing we can safely clean a variety of soft contents, from textiles to leather goods and many things in between. The Esporta is even capable of cleaning items damaged by sewage and other bio-contamination.
We Are Family
Coming together for our SERVPRO family!
At SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest we are so lucky to love the community we serve. We enjoy being able to give back through events such as Crawfish for a Cause and SERVPRO Serves: Feeding Firefighters. Supporting the greater Mobile area is an awesome honor, but it is even more amazing to be able to support a member of our very own SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest Family! Recently, one of our employees lost everything in a house fire. We immediately came together to raise funds, collect donations and do everything we could to help this special person get back on their feet. We hosted a BBQ event, selling plates and whole Boston Butts to raise money. It was truly humbling to see the community come together for us and give back to help one of our own. Thanks to the hard work of our employees and donations from local businesses and individuals, we were able to raise nearly $5,000 and a large assortment of household items and clothes. We are so grateful for your support!
Green Cleaning in Mobile, AL
Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for the heavy duty scrubbing that we have neglected over the past few months. Do you dread the thought of all that cleaning? Maybe you don't know how to best clean certain areas or you don't have the proper tools to do the job. Whatever the case don't forget that green means clean! Let SERVPRO wipe your worries away and get your home or office in tip top shape to kick off the summer season. And you can rest assured that all of our cleaning methods are effective and safe for you, your home and our environment. When we say GREEN CLEANING, we aren’t just talking about the color of our uniforms! We will make it, "Like it never even happened."
Commercial Cleaning Specialist
The SERVPRO name has become synonymous with being the Fire and Water Restoration Industry but we do so much more! It is true that we are always there to help customers through an emergency situation, but we offer many services geared towards the everyday needs of our commercial clients. At SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest, we take pride in being a “one stop shop” for all of your commercial cleaning needs. From complex laundering needs to cleaning walls covered with years of grease building, we can handle it. One thing we enjoy so much about caring for your commercial cleaning needs is the challenge it offers. Many of the services we are now offering were new territory for us. We have had to master new techniques, implement new technologies, expand employee training and learn new skills. We look forward to helping you with your unique commercial cleaning needs and continuing to expand our “one stop shop” here at SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest.