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Thorough Water Cleanup From the Professionals | SERVPRO of East Cobb

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

A house floating in a large body of water When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of East Cobb for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true—an average of 14,000 Americans each day are affected by a home water damage incident.

Now, we certainly hope you’ll go through life without becoming part of that number on any given day. But if there’s ever a day when water damage intrudes upon your life, you’ve got backup from the best team in the business.

When you enlist SERVPRO of East Cobb to see you through a water disaster, we’ll act both quickly and thoroughly. Take a look at the process here.

Emergency Contact |

When you call us (anytime, thanks to our 24-hour emergency service), we’ll ask you some questions to help us understand the situation fully. We’ll then figure out the soonest time we can arrive on site to survey the situation in person.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment |

If water is still flowing when we arrive, taking care of that will be the first order of business. Then we’ll assess the damage and make sure you’re aware of any potential hazards it has created, and we’ll go about determining which items and surfaces can be restored and what’s going to have to be replaced.

Water Removal |

At this point, the removal can begin, as we remove the bulk of the water present using powerful vacuums and pumps. It’s very important that we do everything necessary for complete removal of all excess moisture.

Damaged Material Removal |

Our first hope is to restore everything to its rightful state, but some things simply may need replacement. Those things will be hauled away in a quick, safe manner, leaving a clean work space and adequate room for the drying and repair of the remaining items.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Deodorization |

Obviously, water everywhere can create quite a soggy mess, and we’ll be able to get rid of stains, toxins and odors at this point. It’s going to start feeling like home again soon.

Drying |

Once removal is done, drying can begin. Moisture left behind after water invades can cause mold if it’s not managed, so we’ll use our high-powered equipment and HEPA vacuums to remove moisture from carpets, walls and other surfaces.

Monitoring |

We’ll be in contact regularly, giving any needed updates and making sure the whole process runs smoothly. If any adjustments to the plan need to be made, we’ll be close by to manage them.

Repairs & Construction |

Now we can make the final touches, whether they be as minimal as carpet or drywall or as significant as major reconstruction.

When water damage strikes, make the call to SERVPRO of East Cobb for A-to-Z cleanup and restoration. We’ll make your damaged property look “Like it never even happened.”

The Difference Between Severe Weather Watches and Warnings | SERVPRO of East Cobb

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

img src =”stormy skies.jpg” alt = "Dark stormy skies over red brick commercial building” > Call SERVPRO of East Cobb if your home experience storm or flood damage. We are here to help 24-hours a day to help Cobb County homeowners.

Severe weather is something that threatens the majority of the locations in the United States, and it can be a threat nearly any time of year if the weather grows unseasonably warm. While severe weather can be an inconvenience, it can also be dangerous—between property damage and the threat to personal safety, it is important to keep your guard up should severe weather head your way.

Being aware of weather patterns for your area and tuning into local alerts is one of the best ways you can achieve this. By understanding your risk level, you can make more informed decisions about when to stay aware, change plans and seek shelter if necessary.

Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

|Severe Weather Watches| 

A severe weather watch will be issued when the potential for a severe weather event is present in the area, but one has not occurred yet. For example, if there is a tornado watch, that means that the current conditions are favorable for a tornado, but one has not been spotted on radar or on the ground.

|Severe Weather Warnings|

A severe weather warning is far more dangerous, as it means that severe weather is imminent or actively occurring in the area. This will be based on either radar or reports on the ground, but regardless, it means that there is an active threat in your region.

How to React to Severe Weather Watches and Warnings

  • It is important to react properly to both watches and warnings so you and your loved ones can stay safe in the event of severe weather.
  • When there is a “severe weather watch”, that indicates that you should stay alert and stay close to home. This will be the time to tune into local weather alert systems, power up your weather radio and ensure that your designated safe space is accessible and stocked with emergency supplies.
  • If this is upgraded to a “severe weather warning”, that is when you will want to seek shelter immediately. Bring your weather radio, flashlights and any other necessities to your safe area and hunker down until local authorities provide you with the all-clear.

*If you have damage to your home due to storms, SERVPRO of East Cobb is here to help. You can get in touch with us 24-hours a day at (770) 424-0400 or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com to learn more about our storm restoration services or to report damage for a quick response.

You Shouldn't Have to Wait for Cleanup and Recovery | SERVPRO of East Cobb

12/20/2021 (Permalink)

< img src =”fire.jpg” alt = “a small interior room showing extensive damage from a recent fire" > If a fire issue pops up during the holidays, remember the trusted leader in the recovery industry, SERVPRO of East Cobb.

Do you remember that general store with the big, red K out front? You could go in and shop for all sorts of things, and then suddenly you’d hear a voice overhead: “Shoppers, there’s a blue light special on aisle five,” and you’d rush over to see what was on sale.

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, you may also not be able to remember a time when people did much more waiting for things. Before cell phones, the Internet and same-day delivery, there were times when you would have to sit around and wait for something, without some other way to occupy yourself or be productive.

There are some things for which you don’t want to wait, and there are some things for which you shouldn’t have to wait. One of those things is cleanup and recovery after a sudden home disaster. That’s why SERVPRO of East Cobb is always awaiting your click or call, 24 hours a day, right here in East Cobb.

Fast service after home damage isn’t merely a want, it’s a need—and here’s why.

- After A Fire - 

A fire can eat entire sections of a house in minutes, and that damage is plain to see. But after the fire, your home continues to be damaged by soot, the micro-sized particles that immediately go to work on your carpet, walls and more.

In mere minutes, your home endures stains from soot and smells from smoke, and in a matter of hours these things become permanent and irreparable. That’s why it’s so important for you to be able to contact SERVPRO at any time to get the help you need—so we can prevent this permanent damage and the added cost and time associated with complete reconstruction.

- After Water Damage - 

The countdown to mold growth after water damage is a meager 48 hours. You’ve got two days or less before potentially hazardous mold, which you may not even be able to see, is growing all over affected surfaces of your home.

Left unmanaged, this mold can cause or worsen serious medical conditions, and it can even threaten the integrity of your home’s walls and structure.

Storms and natural disasters can bring their own acute needs ramming into your life as well, and they certainly have no interest in waiting for a convenient time to do it. Whenever these things happen, you need to know you can pick up the phone and reach immediate help.

Waiting for help is old-fashioned. Live in the now, and trust SERVPRO to see you through cleanup, recovery and more.

When you need help after a home or business restoration disaster, fast service is a priority, and there’s nobody faster or more prepared than SERVPRO of East Cobb. Contact us at (770) 424-0400 at any time to take advantage of our 24-hour emergency service or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com for more information on our mitigation, restoration and cleanup services.

Tips for Safely Using a Storm Generator | SERVPRO of East Cobb

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

small red generator for home use Be prepared for storm events and severe weather. Having a generator can come in handy during extended power outages.

If you have ever experienced a power outage due to severe weather, you have likely considered getting a storm generator for your household—and for good reason. It is estimated that severe weather is responsible for a 70% uptick in power outages in recent years, and while most outages are resolved quickly, some weather events will knock the power out for days.

If you are considering a storm generator for your household, it is important that you know how to use it safely. Generators are useful, but they can be dangerous. Understanding the necessary safety precautions can ensure your family is comfortable and protected in the wake of severe weather.

Safety Considerations for Using a Storm Generator

Protect Yourself Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The majority of generator models are powered by gasoline, which can lead to extremely harmful carbon monoxide fumes being emitted. For this reason, it is important to never use a generator inside the home and to keep it at least 20 feet away from all windows and doors so there is proper air flow. Additionally, it is a good idea to keep a carbon monoxide monitor in the home just in case.

Know Your Power Requirements: Generators are rated for their wattage output, so it is important to make sure you understand what your particular model can safely power. Look up the wattage requirements of each item you plan to use with the generator to avoid overloading it, as that can be a serious fire risk. Also check any extension cords or power strips you are using with the generator, as these may have specific wattage requirements as well.

Never Fuel the Generator While it is Running: Spilling gasoline on a hot, running generator can quickly start a fire. For this reason, it is a must that you turn off your generator before you fuel it up, exactly as you would when you fuel up your vehicle. That way, any spilled fuel can be cleaned up before the generator needs to be operated again to avoid the risk of a fire.

*If you have household damage due to a storm, SERVPRO of East Cobb is here to help restore both your home and peace of mind. Contact us today at (770) 424-0400 or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com to learn more about our restoration services or to report damage of your own.

Cuando necesite una restauración comercial, somos la elección correcta | SERVPRO del condado de East Cobb

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

Descubrir que su empresa ha sufrido daños puede ser una sensación devastadora. Ya sea que el problema sea causado por daño por agua, daño por incendio o alguna otra causa, volver al trabajo rápidamente es probablemente su enfoque número uno una vez que pueda asegurarse de que todos sus empleados están a salvo. Planear con anticipación para un desastre es una necesidad para los dueños de negocios, pero también lo es saber cómo reaccionar cuando ocurre un desastre en su espacio.

Cuando necesite una restauración comercial, comenzar el proceso rápidamente es clave para una recuperación completa, y eso es exactamente en lo que estamos aquí para ayudarlo. Todo en nuestro modelo de negocio está diseñado para proporcionar a nuestros clientes una respuesta rápida y ayudar a las empresas a volver a lo que hacen más rápido. Siga leyendo para obtener más información sobre nuestras estrategias probadas a lo largo del tiempo para la restauración comercial.

Por qué somos la opción correcta para las necesidades de restauración comercial

Brindamos una respuesta rápida en cualquier momento | Desafortunadamente, no hay forma de predecir cuándo ocurrirá un desastre, pero cuando nos elige como su socio comercial de restauración, no tiene que preocuparse por eso. Contamos con una línea de contacto de emergencia a disposición de nuestros clientes las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana, los 365 días del año. Puede llamarnos a cualquier hora y obtener una respuesta de nuestro equipo de técnicos expertos.

Nuestros técnicos cuentan con una amplia formación | Hablando de nuestros técnicos expertos, queríamos llamar la atención sobre nuestro increíble personal de restauración. Desde daños por incendio hasta problemas de humedad, todas las personas a las que empleamos están ampliamente capacitadas en técnicas y equipos de restauración, por lo que puede estar seguro de que el equipo que recibe en su negocio sabrá exactamente qué hacer.

Ningún trabajo es demasiado grande para nosotros | Estamos orgullosos de poder manejar desastres de cualquier tamaño para nuestros clientes comerciales. Si bien cada ubicación de SERVPRO es de propiedad y operación local, también tenemos el beneficio de una red nacional de otros propietarios de franquicias que pueden intervenir y ayudar cuando sea necesario. Esto significa que si un gran desastre hace que nuestros equipos y equipos se agoten, podemos solicitar respaldo de inmediato para asegurarnos de que nunca haya un retraso en el servicio para nuestros clientes.


* Si su negocio en el condado de Cobb ha sufrido daños por agua, fuego, moho o tormentas, los professionales de SERVPRO of East Cobb son la elección correcta de professionales de la restauración para usted. Nuestro personal está específicamente capacitado para manejar daños comerciales por agua, fuego y moho y puede manejar proyectos de restauración de cualquier tamaño con el respaldo de nuestra oficina corporativa y más de 1,700 franquicias en todo el país. Contáctenos hoy al (770) 424-0400 o visite www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com para obtener más información sobre los servicios que ofrecemos y cómo podemos ayudar a su espacio comercial.

Water Damage Numbers That Will Make Your Head Spin | SERVPRO of East Cobb

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

the underside of a sink showing water damage from leaking pipes If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves you all wet, you’ve got help on your side. Contact SERVPRO of East Cobb.

There was a movie a couple years back about a team of heroes that fought a large, purple bad guy—you remember the one? He had a big chin and he told everyone that the success of his destructive plan was “inevitable.”

If that movie were a metaphor for your life, and the galaxy in question was your house, the titanic villain would almost certainly be water damage, and the heroes would be your pipes, roof and drainage system.

Water damage can definitely seem inevitable once you see how often it happens. That’s why it’s so important to keep your plumbing system well-equipped and maintained–it’s your best defense against leaks and flooding from inside the home.

Check out these shocking numbers:

24% - That’s the percentage of all U.S. home insurance claims covering water damage incidents. A quarter of all claims—that means one of every 50 homes in the country will file a claim this year.

48 Hours - This is how many hours it takes for mold to start growing in dampened areas after water damage. Under the right conditions, it may not even take this long.

98% - These are the highest odds stacked against you. If your home has a basement, this is the percent chance that your basement will take on water damage at some point in time.

$10,234 - This is the cost of the average water damage claim. Water makes a big mess in a short amount of time, so this may not be all that surprising.

14,000 - This is the number of water damage incidents that will be reported, not over the next year, but today. This equates to a new incident happening once every six seconds.

13,000,000,000 - Anytime a number reaches into the billions, you know it’s serious, and this number is definitely that. This number represents the annual dollar amount spent on the repair and recovery of home water damage incidents.

These numbers may make it seem that water damage to your home is indeed inevitable, but keep your head up. An attentive eye to maintenance, upgrades and safety can give you your best odds to stave off the dreaded aquatic attack of the water surging through your pipes.

*If water damage catches you off-guard and leaves your property all wet, you’ve got help on your side...SERVPRO of East Cobb! Contact us at(770) 424-0400 or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com to learn more about our water restoration and cleanup services. Call us as soon as water damage occurs and see how we can quickly and fully restore water damage to your home or business.

When You Need Commercial Restoration, We Are the Right Choice | SERVPRO of East Cobb

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Woman working on laptop SERVPRO of East Cobb is here 24-hours a day to make all of your companies water, fire, mold or storm damage "Like it never even happened."

Discovering that your business has suffered damage can be a devastating feeling. Whether the issue is caused by water damage, fire damage or some other cause, getting back to work quickly is likely your No. 1 focus once you are able to make sure that all your employees are safe. Planning ahead for a disaster is a must for business owners, but so is knowing how to react when one strikes in your space.

When you need commercial restoration, starting the process quickly is key to a full recovery—and that is exactly what we are here to help with. Everything about our business model is designed to provide our clients with a rapid response and help businesses get back to what they do faster. Read on to learn more about our time tested strategies for commercial restoration.

Why We Are the Right Choice for Commercial Restoration Needs

We Provide a Rapid Response at Any Hour | Unfortunately, there is no way to predict when a disaster will strike, but when you choose us as your commercial restoration partner, you do not have to worry about that. We have an emergency contact line available to our clients 24/7, 365 days a year. You can call us at any hour and get a response from our expert team of technicians.

Our Technicians Have Extensive Training | Speaking of our expert technicians, we wanted to call attention to our incredible restoration staff. From fire damage to moisture issues, everyone we employ is trained extensively on restoration techniques and equipment, so you can be certain that the team you receive to your business will know exactly what to do.

No job is too large for us to handle | We pride ourselves on being able to handle any size disaster for our commercial clients. While each SERVPRO location is locally owned and operated, we also have the benefit of a national network of other franchise owners who can jump in and help whenever they are needed. This means that if a large disaster causes our teams and equipment to be stretched thin, we can immediately call for backup to ensure there is never a lag in service for our clients.


*If your Cobb County business has suffered water, fire, mold or storm damage, the professionals at SERVPRO of East Cobb are the right choice of restoration professionals for you. Our staff is specifically trained to handle commercial water, fire and mold damage and can handle any size restoration project with the backing of our corporate office and over 1,700 franchises nationwide. Contact us today at (770) 424-0400 or visit www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help your commercial space.

Preparation for Winter Weather and Potential Storms | SERVPRO of East Cobb

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

a close-up image of a car and tire moving through snow If winter weather should bring damage to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of East Cobb for fast, restorative solutions.

The upcoming winter months are sure to be a blur of traditions and parties, gatherings and holiday events. It brings a promise of cold weather, but it almost surely also brings a promise of warm, cozy moments with the ones you love.

But if you want to maintain that warm, cozy feeling, there are few things you’re going to need to take care of first. Whether it’s protecting your home from harsh winter weather or preparing for potentially dangerous ice and snow, there are some things you’ll want to be aware of.

Protect Your Family

An important part of family safety in any season is communication. That’s why it’s crucial for you to develop and practice an emergency action plan that will prepare your family for the event of winter storms or emergencies.

And it’s time to winterize the family care, too—check the battery, the tires, the fluids and your car’s electrical systems. Even if we don’t see significant snow and ice this year, you’re sure to encounter some click road conditions from winter storms at some point. And as part of your emergency kit, pack some warm clothes and a pair of sturdy pair of shoes, should you end up stranded in your car at any point.

Protect Your Home

Frozen pipes aren’t a constant threat during Georgia winters, but when temperatures take a sudden nose dive, they become a very real possibility. When a hard freeze hits town, let your pipes release some pressure by letting showers and sinks drip. Check the health of your home’s heat system as well. It’s better to get it tuned up now than for it to struggle or fail in the dead of winter. 

If you have a wood fireplace or furnace, make sure to clean it thoroughly to avoid the fire hazard of accumulated soot, see to it that it’s well-ventilated, and always build and put out winter fires safely. And if you feel random cool breezes, or your home seems to lose heat, check your attic for inadequate insulation, and your windows for broken or damaged seals.

Protect Your Pets

Your pets likely aren’t built for the cold of winter. Bring them in and make them comfortable somewhere. If you do have outdoor animals or livestock, make sure they are properly sheltered, and that they have a constant source of water replenished regularly if temperatures are at or below freezing.

*If winter weather should bring damage or flooding to your home or business, contact SERVPRO of East Cobb for fast, restorative solutions.

Su lista de verificación para recuperarse de un incendio en su empresa | SERVPRO del Condado de East Cobb

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Experimentar un incendio en su negocio puede ser un hecho realmente devastador. Los incendios no solo lo ponen a usted y a su valioso personal en peligro, sino que también pueden descarrilar sus operaciones comerciales y generar un golpe financiero a su presupuesto. Si bien una estrategia de prevención es imprescindible para reducir la probabilidad de que su empresa experimente un incendio, también es importante asegurarse de saber qué hacer después.

Recuperarse rápidamente es un enfoque importante para las empresas después de un incendio. Cuanto más rápido se recuperen, menor será el impacto del incendio en sus operaciones y ganancias generales. Al usar una lista de verificación como la que se muestra a continuación, usted puede estar seguro de que ha considerado todos los elementos necesarios para la recuperación y puede entrar en acción rápidamente después de un incendio.

Lista de verificación para que los propietarios de empresas se preparen para recuperarse de un incendio

- ¿Tiene la información de contacto de su seguro? -  Ponerse en contacto con el proveedor de seguros de su empresa es una de las primeras órdenes del día después de un incendio, por lo que es importante que sepa exactamente con quién ponerse en contacto. El proceso de reclamos a menudo puede llevar mucho tiempo, pero cuanto antes comience, más rápido podrá recibir los fondos que se le otorguen.

- ¿Sabe qué empresa se encargará de la restauración comercial? - Es imprescindible encontrar la empresa adecuada para encargarse de la restauración de su espacio comercial después de un incendio. Asegúrese de tener bien seleccionada una empresa antes de tener que contactarlos; de esa manera, después de un incendio, sabrá exactamente a quién llamar. Encuentre una empresa que utilice una línea de contacto las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana, de modo que pueda ponerse en contacto a cualquier hora y asegurarse de que siempre recibirá una respuesta rápida.

- ¿Tiene un plan para la recuperación de datos? - Independientemente de la línea de negocio en la que se encuentre, es probable que su empresa tenga bastantes datos a mano a los que deberá acceder posteriormente. Asegúrese de pensar esto con anticipación y de haber realizado las copias de seguridad necesarias y las pruebas de acceso para los datos de su empresa para que pueda obtenerlos cuando más los necesite.

Plan de Emergencia Listo Para Propiedades Comerciales 

Designe a SERVPRO de East Cobb como su proveedor de servicios de restauración preferido en su Plan de preparación para emergencias de SERVPRO personalizado, y su empresa recibirá el beneficio de más de 40 años de experiencia en la reducción del impacto de cualquier desastre natural, provocado por el hombre o por incendios accidentales. SERVPRO es líder en respuesta a daños por agua y fuego y puede ayudarlo a que su negocio vuelva a funcionar rápidamente.

* Si su negocio o propiedad comercial ha sufrido un incendio, puede contar con SERVPRO de East Cobb. Póngase en contacto con SERVPRO of East Cobb al (770) 424-0400 hoy o visite www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com para obtener más información sobre nuestros servicios de restauración comercial y cómo podemos ayudar a su empresa en el período subsiguiente.

¿Ha revisado últimamente la Impermeabilización de su hogar? | SERVPRO de East Cobb

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Hay muchas cosas sobre la propiedad de una vivienda que son emocionantes y satisfactorias, pero nos aventuraríamos a adivinar que la mayoría de los propietarios no pondrían "comprobar su impermeabilización" en un lugar muy alto de esa lista. ¡Sigue siendo una tarea que no querrás saltarte!

Verificar la impermeabilización de su hogar es una tarea importante para prevenir daños por agua, y también puede ser una excelente manera de ahorrar dinero en costos de calefacción en el invierno porque garantiza que no se escape el aire. Si aún no ha comprobado la impermeabilización de su hogar esta temporada, ¡ahora es el momento!

¿Qué es la impermeabilización?

La impermeabilización se refiere a dos cosas: tanto el acto de impermeabilizar, cuando se usa como verbo, y el material que se usa para impermeabilizar, cuando se usa como sustantivo. Alrededor de cada ventana y puerta, pueden desarrollarse huecos microscópicos que dejan salir el aire caliente y entrar el aire frío; además, estos huecos pueden fácilmente provocar daños por agua alrededor de los marcos de las puertas y ventanas.

Al abordar la tarea de impermeabilización en el otoño, puede asegurarse de que todos estos huecos se rellenen para ahorrar dinero y evitar que surjan daños.

¿Dónde debo instalar la protección contra la intemperie?

Afortunadamente, la impermeabilización es un proyecto de bricolaje fácil para que los propietarios lo aborden como parte de sus proyectos de fin de semana. La protección contra la intemperie debe instalarse alrededor de cualquier entrada exterior de la casa, ya sea alrededor de puertas, ventanas, chimeneas o conductos de ventilación.

Cualquier lugar que tenga el potencial de que el agua ingrese debe estar cuidadosa y completamente a prueba de intemperie para que no descubra problemas ocultos cuando llegue la primavera.

¿Qué pasa si usted sospecha que ya hay daños?

Si sospecha que el agua se está abriendo camino alrededor de sus ventanas y puertas, hay algunas cosas que puede buscar para ayudarlo a determinar si ese es el caso. Alrededor de los marcos de puertas y ventanas, verifique si hay pintura burbujeante o descascarada, decoloración, suavidad de las paredes u olores almizclados, todos los cuales serán especialmente frecuentes después de una lluvia intensa, lo más probable.

Si nota alguno de estos sucesos, asegúrese de llamarnos y podemos ir a evaluar la situación para que pueda determinar si hay humedad oculta.


* Cuando ocurre un daño por agua, ¡sabes que SERVPRO of East Cobb es el equipo al que debes llamar! Póngase en contacto con SERVPRO de East Cobb a cualquier hora al (770) 424-0400 y nos comunicaremos con usted rápidamente. Contáctenos hoy para informar daños o visite www.SERVPROeastcobbga.com para obtener más información sobre nuestros procesos y servicios de restauración de agua.