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Commercial Maintenance Plan

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Summer is also a great time to make sure you have an annual maintenance plan in place for your business.  Take advantage of the slower pace of summer and have us come out to set up a strategic plan to tackle the routine maintenance services that keep popping up on your to-do list.  We will develop a customized plan based on your needs and budget requirements.  We handle everything for you and set up recurring appointments based on your schedule.  Call us today to set up your FREE consultation. For a complete listing of the commercial cleaning services we offer view our website.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

Why We Don't Test For Mold?

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

Most people think a company that remediates mold would also do the testing of mold? Here at SERVPRO of North Mobile, we do not, and this is why:


Given we are a Cleaning and Remediation Company, we have determined being a certified Industrial Hygienist (IH) is veering too far from our profession.  Mold remediation and mold testing require different sets of training, certifications, and professional equipment. For remediation purposes, the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers a course called Applied Microbial Remediation Technician.  In this course, technicians learn how to properly remediate mold, not test for it.  For testing purposes, you must have a 4 year bachelor’s degree in the particular field  as well as specific IH courses. We are trained professionals in remediating your mold concerns and that is where we focus our expertise.

In addition, a company that does both testing and remediation of mold could potentially be perceived to be skewing test results and protocols to serve their own needs (i.e. - to provide their own “passing” remediation status or inflate a remediation protocol to increase the cost of the job).  To avoid this, we not only have another company do the testing, but we also have the customer call in the IH rather than bringing them in ourselves as a subcontractor of our services.  This ensures that the IH is working for the customer’s best interest. At SERVPRO of North Mobile, we make sure our customers can be fully confident they are receiving the most ethical and trustworthy service.  

So what do you do if you find Mold?

If you believe that you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest to evaluate your site and assess the source and extent of the issue. We will provide you with a written assessment of our findings and recommendations of next steps. If the mold issue is severe enough, your next step may be to contact an Industrial Hygienist. The IH will test the area for mold and create a remediation protocol and report with their findings. Adhering to the protocol from the IH, we will properly remediate the site to ensure a passing post-test and return your home or business to a preloss condition.

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Hurricane Season 2017

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Season officially arrived on June 1st and runs through November 30th.  As everyone’s thoughts turn to hurricane preparedness during this time, we want you to know that SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest  is ready for “whatever happens”.  We have worked extensively to develop advanced response systems, to ensure that we are always “faster to any size disaster”.  Our highly trained team members are ready to move 24/7 to help when it is needed most.  In the event of catastrophic situations, we have a team of over 1600 franchises that make up our Disaster Response Network.  They can provide support and added resources to help us aid clients in the event of a natural disaster.  At SERVPRO, we have seen it all and we know that being prepared is the first step in minimizing damage to your home or business.  The first step is to develop an emergency plan for your property and have all the supplies on hand to ride out a storm and the aftermath.  Also make sure you have nailed down any evacuation plans and set up a family communication plan should you happen to get separated during a storm.   If you own a business, call us today to set up a consultation for your FREE Emergency Ready Profile to reduce damage and minimize down time.  As we saw recently with Tropical Storm Cindy, you never know what will happen when Mother Nature decides to strike.  However; the best step you can take is to prepare for the worst and pray for the best!  

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What to Do with Water Damage?

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

GOT WATER DAMAGE?

We are here to help, SERVPRO responds immediately!

SEVRPO of Mobile Northwest proudly serves each of our clients, from residential to commercial.  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened.”  Visit our website to see Before and After Pictures and other Blogs. SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest is ready 24/7 for any of your needs. We are a locally owned family company right here in Mobile County. 

Who Do You Call After The Fire Trucks Have Left?

6/25/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO cleans up the fire damage left behind from brutal flames, smoke and that lifesaving fire hose.

Did you know SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest cleans up all the chaos after the firemen leave your home? SERVPRO cleans the fire damage left behind from the brutal flames, smoke, soot, water and fire retardant.  SERVPRO has been tasked with job of removing the debris, then demolishing the walls and removing that debris and then assisting with the starting back over building the house from the inside out.

If you have suffered from a fire damage or smoke damage and do not know who to turn to, call SERVPRO today. 343-0534

We will walk you through the process every step of the way, and make it "Like it never even happened."

Wood Floors After Water Damage

6/24/2017 (Permalink)

If you have water damage at home, call SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest.  Some jobs need expert equipment and materials to remedy and warped hardwood floors are one of those jobs. The following tips can be started before we arrive onsite.

After removing wet items from the area, use a wet vacuum, such as a ShopVac, to remove as much of the water as possible. Go over the entire area multiple times, because even when you can’t see any more water on the floor, the vacuum may be still working to suction the rest of the water out of small cracks and crevices in the floor. Next, clean the surface with a disinfectant floor cleaner that doesn’t foam or suds. Something like Mr. Clean is a good choice.

Next, put a dehumidifier in the affected area and leave it running for at least a full day to further dry out the area. Also, consider putting fans in the room to help with the drying process. If it’s not humid outside or raining, you can open any windows as well.

When the floor is completely dry, check for signs of mold or mildew, and if you see any, treat it with a paste-like mixture of baking soda and water. Do not use bleach on your wood floors. If you can address the water damage problem right away, it’s more likely you’ll be able to salvage them. According to the EPA, mold can start growing in moist areas within 48-72 hours of the first initial contact the floors have with moisture. Time is critical when drying out hardwood floors affected by water and excess moisture.

Seeking out professional help is a good idea when the problem is in a large area or you think it’s not something you can handle yourself. SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest has sophisticated commercial equipment that helps pull moisture from underneath the floorboards for effective drying and allowing moisture to be released, even from the smallest of places. Moreover, if the damage occurs as the result of a natural disaster or some other weather event, your homeowner’s insurance may cover all or part of the damages that occur, so keep that in mind as well.

Mold In My Summer Rental Rental

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Did you unlock your front door of your summer rental and smell a musty odor? 

Every year home owners from all over come back to their Dauphin Island or Mobile Bay rental unit, and find the horrible smell of mold and mildew has taken over their awesome condos and vacation homes.

One quick tip to help avoid arriving to the unwelcome smell of musky mold and mildew is to use the Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers. If you have the luxury of being able to check in on your unit during the off season, then the air conditioning and dehumidifiers can really help you keep your unit dry.

If you do not have the ability to monitor your vacation home everyday in the off season, call SERVPRO a few days to a week before you plan on opening the unit back up. We can fix your mold issues and have you enjoying your property in no time! 343-0534

Crawfish for a Cause Ticket Contest

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

Go to the Crawfish for a Cause Facebook page to enter a chance to win two free tickets. All you have to do is, Like and Share the page to your friends. The winner will be announced next Friday, March 24, 2016 Live on Facebook. Crawfish for a Cause is an event benefiting the USA Medical Hospital Andrew Luterman Regional Burn Unit. All of the proceeds from the event will be given directly to the Burn Unit for their needs. The Burn Unit services the population West of Baton Rouge to the panhandle of Florida. Come out and eat your heart out and support a noble cause. This is a family friendly event with live music, children activities, a silent auction and delicious food for everyone to enjoy.

Who do you call after the Fire Department has left?

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

 


SERVPRO cleans up the fire damage left behind from brutal flames, smoke and that lifesaving fire hose.


Did you know SERVPRO of Northwest Mobile cleans up all the chaos after the firemen leave your home? SERVPRO cleans the fire damage left behind from the brutal flames, smoke, soot, water and fire retardant.  SERVPRO has been tasked with job of removing the debris, then demolishing the walls and removing that debris and then assisting with the starting back over building the house from the inside out.


If you have suffered from a fire damage or smoke damage and do not know who to turn to, call SERVPRO today: 633-7500. We will walk you through the process every step of the way, and make it "Like it never even happened."

Professional Hoarding Services

3/15/2017 (Permalink)

When discovering a hoarding situation at a home of a family member or friend, it is necessary to find the right professional help to assist with the dilemma. You need a company that specializes in cleaning services from packing to biohazard cleaning. SERVPRO of Northwest Mobile  is first call you should make. Here are the top reasons why you should hire SERVPRO.


Ensure Safe Removal of Items


Hoarders typically collect excessive amount of items, including newspapers to trash. As these items pile up in a home. This can create a serious safety hazard, plus offer an environment for unwanted pests. It is best to hire a company with knowledge to remove the debris in a safe manner.


Avoid Contact with Hazardous Materials


Hoarder homes become a breeding ground not only for pests, but for possible unsafe pathogens. During a cleanup, proper protective equipment should be worn to protect the body. SERVPRO has the necessary tools to safely complete the job.


Perform Complete and Thorough Cleaning


SERVPRO has the knowledge and resources to restore the home to a nearly pristine condition.  By doing so, the company will provide a safe living environment for all that reside in the home.


We will make it, “Like it never even happened.”