Recent Water Damage Posts

How to Handle a Cobb County Clogged Toilet, Sink, and Other Simple Plumbing Issues

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can not only be a hazard to your home or business. It can also be hazardous to your health!

Picture this, you are at your Cobb County home in your master bathroom using the facilities. Upon finishing your business you flush the toilet and notice the water level in the toilet raising (not draining as usual). Oh no! You’ve got a clogged toilet. Soon water begins overflowing from the bowl and spreads throughout the bathroom floor. In a panic you look anything nearby to sop up the mess, frantically soaking up as much water as you can.

Once the water finally stops coming you are faced with a couple of options. One, to clean up the mess yourself, exposing yourself (and possibly your family) to all the contaminants and risking additional damage to your home. Or option two call SERVPRO of East Cobb and let our trained professionals make it “Like it never even happened”. Our team can be on site within an hour in most cases and are on call 24/7.

Little known facts about common types of plumbing issues:

  • Almost 20% of homeowners experience a clogged toilet on a regular basis
  • Nearly 2 of 5 homeowners regularly have issues with packed up sinks or drains
  • 1 in 20 homeowners have low water pressure
  • Just shy of 5% of all garbage disposals have plumbing issues

How to fix a clogged toilet

The first rule of unclogging a toilet is to refrain from pressing the flush handle over and over again. This will only release more water into the bowl and sinse the drain is blocked all of that water will overflow into your floor. A better course of action is to use a quality toilet plunger. For best results use a flange plunger. Take the following tips under consideration:

  • Making sure you have a good seal between the plunger and the toilet use a plunging motion quickly and repeatedly with firm pressure. With any luck this will break through the blockage clearing the line. 
  • Be mind full of the water level and don’t attempt to flush the toilet until you are sure that the blockage has been cleared.
  • It is inadvisable to use chemical drain cleaners on your toilet. The chemicals can damage you plumbing and tend to be very costly. If they come in contact with your skin, they can irritate or even burn your it.
  • If you are unable to unclog a toilet or drain on your own, contact a trained professional.

If you or someone you know has experienced a water loss please give us a call today. Time is of the essence when it comes to water damage. We have trained professionals awaiting your call and can have a technician dispatched to your home or business in less than an hour in most cases. SERVPRO of East Cobb is faster to any size disaster, and can make it “Like it never even happened”. 

Check out what some of our satisfied customers have had to say about their experience working with SERVPRO of East Cobb.

The Best Water Restoration Company in Kennesaw GA

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Cobb has many different pieces of equipment at our disposal to extract water safely from your home/business and we are available 24/7!

SERVPRO of East Cobb has provided the very best in 24/7 emergency water extraction and removal services for over 17 years. When it comes to water extraction, we know a thing or two. We’ve seen just about every scenario you might come across in a residential or commercial setting. To the average person it might just look like a bunch of people using big vacuum cleaners to suck up water, but in reality there is a lot of science, training and specialized equipment being utilized.

If your underwater, Call SERVPRO of East Cobb (770) 424-0400. We can dry you out!

SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and spent hundreds of hours on the job training. They also have the opportunity to take advantage of our continued learning opportunities. We like to say “Choose SERVPRO of East Cobb because we are the best”. The truth is SERVPRO East Cobb is the best because of our people. Our certified and trained technicians will treat your home or business like it is our home or business. When water damage happens it’s nice to have somebody on your side that has your best interests at heart.

Having the right equipment is also important when it comes to water restoration and that’s why SERVPRO of East Cobb has heavily invested in our equipment. Not only do we have more equipment than your average local water restoration company, but we also utilize the latest and greatest equipment available. SERVPRO of East Cobb uses moisture mapping technology to monitor the progress of drying over the course of our services. SERVPRO of East Cobb also has thermal imaging technology that helps track progress of  drying, as well as helps locate the source of water intrusion.

Our trucks and vans contain complete carpet cleaning/extraction systems. Our skilled technicians utilize this cutting edge equipment to extract dirty contaminated water from carpets and clean deep within its fibers. They can also use this equipment to safely sanitize other floorings like tile and cement, as well as to pump out massive amounts of water. Along with these truck mounted cleaning systems SERVPRO technicians have access to portable carpet cleaning/water extraction systems. The portable cleaner/extractors can be utilized when access to an affected area is limited or requires special attention. We also have a diverse fleet of pumps available to remove water. From sump pumps to trash pumps and even larger pumps capable of moving hundreds of gallons of water per hour. If you need to move a lot of water move quickly, SERVPRO of East Cobb has the equipment to get it done.

If you home or business is in need of emergency water removal call the extraction team that can handle any size disaster...SERVPRO of East Cobb!

Lower Recovery Costs - The SERVPRO System Helps Save Money!

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Cobb extracted water from this Smyrna crawlspace and replaced the vapor barrier to prevent moisture issues, odors, and mold growth.

When it comes to mitigating a home or business water loss a quick response time is vital. Emergency mitigation services help minimize additional property damages. Calling a trained professional as soon as possible is the best way to prevent further damage to your property. In the Cobb County area, SERVPRO of East Cobb has been fastest to any size disaster for over 30 years. We believe our customers deserves our upmost respect and perform our work accordingly. Call SERVPRO of East Cobb and you can expect to have a technician on site with the hour in most cases (never more than 4 hours). 

Emergency Water Damage Process Overview

  • Hour One: SERVPRO of East Cobb’s loss coordinator will reach out to our customer to immediately dispatch a remediation crew to your address to administer emergency services. Knowing that help is on the way, can restore your sense of control of over the situation!
  • Detailed Explanation: A uniformed, trained SERVPRO professional equipped with the latest in drying technology will walk the site evaluating and scoping the job. Once our technician has completed the walk through, they will sit down with the customer to go over the scope of work. They will explain, step-by-step, the SERVPRO recommended services to be completed.
  • Pretesting: One of the ways SERVPRO saves our customers money is by pretesting effected materials like upholstery, carpets, drywall, flooring, and other textiles. By pretesting these materials, we can quickly discern how viable restoration of the item(s) will be. This prevents time consuming and costly cleaning of materials that are not suitable for restoration. Pretesting also allows our technician to choose the appropriate cleaning method for individual items, preventing them from being damaged during the cleaning process.
  • Eight Hours: Within eight business hours of arriving on site, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to the appropriate person, normally your adjuster or property manager.
  • Cleaning & Restoration: SERVPRO professionals are trained not only to effectively help you regain control of your property but are also trained to work neatly and efficiently when a damaging event has turned your life upside down. They will use stat-of-the-art restoration techniques to ensure your home or business is properly taken care of, the first time.
  • Final Walk-Through: To ensure our customers are completely satisfied, our technician will walk the entire job and review the scope of work with our customer a final time once all services have been completed.

SERVPRO of East Cobb is locally owned and operated with the backing of over 1700 locations nationwide. This means that no matter what size disaster, SERVPRO of East Cobb is up for the challenge and is ready is ready to provide 24/7 emergency water restoration services.

SERVPRO of East Cobb can make it “Like it never even happened.”

The Science Behind the Drying Process

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Having the knowledge of psychrometrics in essential to restoring a water damaged structure to its preloss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and place a fan or two around the damaged area, SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals are trained in the science of drying and follow strict industry-approved standards to help lower the chances of any secondary damages. If your business suffers a water damage, SERVPRO of East Cobb Professional will:

  • Inspect the building to detect every component that is wet, to help prevent secondary damage from happening.
  • Measure how much moisture is in wet materials and monitor whether the materials are drying properly.
  • Speed up Mother Nature by using professional drying equipment.

What exactly does it mean to help "speed up Mother Nature"? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air at the surface of the material-but only if the air is, indeed, drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals have the tools and equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

The bottom-line? SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals have the training and equipment to help make water damage "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of East Cobb at: (770) 424-0400

Cobb County Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

When every minute counts and customer satisfaction is critical, you want experienced people you can rely on!

Emergency flood water damage restoration requires urgency and skill. Trained and certified to the highest standards in the industry, our professionals respond immediately – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – mitigate loss and meet every challenge with professionalism, reliability, compassion and respect.

SERVPRO of East Cobb provides 24-hour water damage restoration service in:

Recognizing that water damage causes a devastating setback to families or businesses; we do whatever it takes to give back that sense of security with minimal disruption. Our recovery and restoration process is aimed at property and people. We offer water damage repair solution; you can rely on to minimize the impact of flooding and water damage.

Take a Moment to Consider

Our commitment to customer excellence includes you, which means that you can expect effective, ongoing communication and reporting from us. We understand your requirements. We will provide a complete estimate within 24-48 hours.

SERVPRO of East Cobb offers the following emergency water damage restoration services:

  • Emergency water extraction
  • Removal and containment of odor caused by mold and mildew
  • Drying and dehumidification
  • Emergency Commercial Water Damage Restoration Service Available
  • Fully Licensed & Insured Commercial Water Damage Restoration Contractor
  • Expert Certified Commercial Water Damage Restoration Professionals

Call us immediately at (770) 424-0400 for water damage restoration services in Cobb County.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Cobb is close by and ready to respond to your smoke or fire damage emergency. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to be an active member of the Cobb County community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. We are also proud to serve our local communities:

How To Cleanup A Flooded Basement

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

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One of the most common areas that flood in our homes are our basements. The water seeps in from different places and can ruin many beloved items. Typically, garages are near basements and can run into the same treatment. Water damage requires a professional to make sure you steer clear of possible mold damage. Here are some techniques you can use to make the process easier before we arrive:

  • Use wooden clothespins to hang up clothes, children’s stuffed animals, and photographs that may have been effected.
  • Make sure that furs and leather items dry separately and at room temperature.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture and wet carpeting.
  • Remove upholstery and cushions for drying.
  • Remove any excess water by mopping or blotting until we arrive.

SERVPRO is ready for any size disaster. If your basement floods, call us at (770) 424-0400.

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Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in East Cobb too! We might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Cobb is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member in our community  and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

How a Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help Your Kennesaw Home

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

A Kennesaw Water Damaged Home and Help

Once a flood or fire has damaged your Kennesaw home, it's important for you to obtain water damage restoration services. Restoration services are multi-faceted in so much as they involve both cleaning, removing excess water from your home and repairing regions of the house that have been subjected to substantive water damage. As the water damage specialists know from SERVPRO, it is important to start the cleanup and repair process right after the flood or fire to ensure that the water damage is minimized and that mold and mildew do not begin to accumulate on the property. Learn more about the helpful services that this water damage restoration company can offer by reading the following short reference guide: 

A Water Damage Restoration Company Remediates Your Property Quickly

One of the benefits that results from employing a water damage restoration company is that they complete the cleanup, repair, and restoration processes quickly. A water damage restoration company like SERVPRO employs a large staff who can work with expedience and excellence. This group effort ensures that they can tackle a large number of problems that have resulted in the accumulated water damage in your Kennesaw home. The end result is the rapid restoration of your home, a reality which can greatly reduce the onset of secondary water damage and offer you peace of mind.

A Water Damage Restoration Company Limits Mold and Mildew Proliferation

Another great service provided by this water damage restoration company is the treatment of mold and mildew growth in your private living space. Restoration specialists accomplish this objective by removing excess water quickly so that the fungi do not have an opportunity to form and proliferate. If mold has already begun to grow in your home, this will commence in 48-72 hours after the initial water intrusion, the restoration specialists can eliminate it through the use of cleaners and industrial-grade disinfectants. These cleaners will not put you and your family at risk. It's important to let a team of trained professionals handle your water damage issues rather than attempting to solve the problem on your own. In recognizing that a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO can restore your home to its original condition, you may wish to ask your insurance agent for recommendation and advice.

Let's Get Started Now 

Homes that have been subjected to water damage are in need of high quality remediation services. Once you start looking for a professional water damage company to assist you in restoring your home, you should look no further than SERVPRO. Our company is committed to consistently offering cutting edge, expedient restoration services that get your home back in great condition with lightning speed. For water damage restoration services that work, contact us today and let's get started.

Locally Owned and Operated

We live and work in East Cobb too! We might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of East Cobb is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member in our community  and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

The Restoration Process Begins When You Call Us.Here is the number for an immediate response.  (770) 424-0400

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity.

It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of East Cobb and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

(770) 424-0400

Prevent Water Damage While On Vacation

5/21/2018 (Permalink)

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Lots of things can go wrong in your home while you’re on vacation, most commonly leaks and water damage. Read our steps below to learn how to help prevent and reduce the risk of water damage when you’re away:

Check for Leaks

Before you leave on vacation, be sure to check around your house for any leaks. Pipes under sinks, your water heater, anything resembling rust, cracks, or other damage. It’s important to check the seals around your windows and the exterior of your home as well. If you find any leakage, be sure to fix it right away so everything can be repaired and in good condition before you leave.

Inspect Appliances

Important appliances such as your dishwasher, washer/dryer, and refrigerator are all connected to your home by hoses. If these hoses are damaged in any way, they can cause major water damage to your home. Inspect your appliances and, if needed, replace their hoses prior to leaving on vacation.

Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning leaves and other debris out from your gutters before taking a vacation is an easy way to prevent potential blockage and build up. To learn more about the advantages of clean gutters, click here.

Turn Off the Water

Whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, it’s important to turn off the water main and make sure the pipes are completely drained. This will stop any water from continually leaking in your home while you’re away. Simply run the water and flush your toilet after you turn off the water.

Have Someone Check on Your Home

Coordinate to have someone come over and check on your home while you’re away. Having a friend, neighbor, or family member keep an eye on your property can help keep it in good shape, and they can notify you immediately if something goes wrong.

With these tips, you can truly enjoy your vacation with the peace of mind that your home is safe from any potential water damage that could occur in your absence. If your home does suffer from water damage, call our team at SERVPRO of East Cobb. We can help remove, repair, and restore any damage to your home.

Going on Vacation

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

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Going on vacation should be relaxing and worry-free, which is why it is important to make sure your house is secure before you leave for your trip. Be SERVPRO ready so you don’t come back to damages in your home. Here are some tips for preparing your home provided by SERVPRO of East Cobb.

Make Arrangements with an Emergency Contact.

  • Choose a close friend or neighbor you trust as your emergency contact and provide them with all of your itinerary information in case they need to contact you.
  • A timer on lights will give the impression someone is home.
  • Leave written directions for alarm codes, doors, or other information needed to properly care for your home.
  • Make sure your mail is collected; burglars often look for homes with overflowing mail. 
  • The Post office can suspend your mail and deliver the day you get back. Here is a link to the US Post Office.

Take plumbing and electric precautions.

  • Prevent leaks and floods from damaging your home by shutting off gas and water at the meter, supply tank, or appliances.
  • Turn off the water valves to washing machines, sinks, and the dishwasher.
  • Unplug electronics to cut down on any possible shortages which could potentially cause a disastrous fire.
  • Check your smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly.
  • Adjust your thermostat for the season. Keeping your thermostat at 55-60 degrees in the winter and 75-80 degrees in the summer should help control usage.

 Right before you leave:

  • Notify your security company that you are leaving town.
  • Take out the kitchen trash and other trash that could get smelly.
  • Go on one last walk through of your house to secure windows, blinds, fences, doors, and plugs. This will ensure all entries are safe from hazardous obstructions.

 If you come back from vacation and encounter damage to your home, call SERVPRO of East Cobb (770) 424-0400. We clean up mold, fire, or water damage to your home or business in the Kennesaw Area.


Steps to Restoring Your Kennesaw Property After Water Damage

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Steps To Restoring Property After Water Damage

Water or flood damage restoration is the removal of water and its residual effects from a business or home.

If you have a pipe break, supply line break or any other water or flood damage related issue, don’t delay, call the water restoration experts at a restoration company.

Water in business or flooded home can result from supply line break, pipe break busted or natural flooding. No matter the reason for water in home or water in business, a professional's fast response to your water damage location will help prevent further damage and give you the peace of mind you need during a catastrophe.

Mitigation professionals know the impact water in business or flooded home can have on appliances, furniture, flooring, and appliances, and that’s why they provide a one-stop solution for complete water damage restoration. This means restoration technicians help with every step of the mitigation process including water cleanup, drying and sanitization and repairing damaged areas.

Any business or home owner who is experiencing a flooded home or water in business, should contact a restoration company as soon as possible. A pipe break or supply line break and the water damage that it causes is the nightmare of every business or home owner. Even a broken sink pipe or toilet overflow can cause a significant amount of damage to a business, home and possessions.

When you contact a reputable restoration company for water in home or water in business problem, the water cleanup experts will respond promptly to address the situation properly. Professionals have the right equipment and skills to provide efficient water cleanup and drying and ensure successful mitigation.

Here’s the formula for re-mediating damage from flooded home or business property:

When you call a restoration company, trained technicians arrive at the scene of the flood damage as soon as possible. That way they can contain the damage quickly and take other necessary steps.

Once they arrive at the property, the first step is to locate the source of the flood water and ensure that any pipe break or supply line break is dealt with appropriately. They make sure that no more water is seeping in before they can get to work with their assessment.

A disaster response team will assess the extent of water damage using innovative technology like moisture reading equipment and thermal imaging. After assessing and documenting the water damage, an in-depth restoration plan is prepared.

Once they’ve stopped the flow, they extract all stagnant water using commercial grade extractors. They have thorough water cleanup procedures that ensure every last drop of water or moisture is removed from the building. They also clean away silt and continue with sterilization of water damaged areas.

Once the water is extracted, mitigation professionals will carefully pull up any carpeting making sure to avoid tearing, and carpet padding will be discarded.

Then certified technicians begin drying the area in order to get rid of hidden pockets of water and moisture. They do this by setting up large dehumidifiers and commercial fans to make sure everything in the home or business’ building structure is dry.

Once they have dried out the area they use thermal detectors to determine what can be salvaged and what needs to be disposed off. Often carpeting and dry wall cannot be saved if it remained in wet condition for too long.

The final step in flood damage cleanup and drying is to restore the home or business to its pre-damage state – restoring flooring, structural damage, rebuilding ceilings and walls and repainting.

The process of flooded home or business restoration is neither simple nor easy.
Whether you are dealing with water in home or business, a reliable restoration company has the resources and a team of skilled technicians to address the situation properly. It is imperative that you contact a restoration company immediately for all of your flooded home or water in home or business mitigation needs. Visit for more information on water damage.

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How to Select a Credible Water Damage Restoration Service

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

How to Pick a Credible Water Damage Restoration Service

Unexpected storms, floods, sewerage leakages, and burst pipes can cause serious water damage to a property if not resolved promptly. A quick restoration is very necessary in rectifying water damage in order to avoid further expensive damages like mold growth, plumbing defects, and circuitry disconnections. Although a DIY approach is an option for solving the issue, massive water damage can only be solved by professionals with the right skill set, equipment, and experience in restoring a water in home or water in business disasters.

Unfortunately, there are several unqualified handymen out there who masquerade as qualified and licensed water damage mitigation professionals or experts by overstating their qualifications and experience. Hiring a trained technician will help a homeowner or commercial building manager a lot of dollars. Here are tips on how to choose the perfect flood damage mitigation expert who can get the job done right the first time:

  • Certification

Although the industry doesn't have strict regulations, a property owner should ensure that he or she interviews certified candidates who have some training on water damage mitigation. A contractor with a certification is proof that he takes his jobs seriously and he can do the necessary repairs adequately. A property owner should hire a contractor or an agency that has technicians who are certified by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The certification shows that the candidate has up to date training and latest techniques in handling water in homes or water in businesses. IICRC has a certified firm registrant database that enables property owners who have suffered flood damage to get professional help reliably.

  • Reputation

Insurance companies have a list of established flood damage mitigation service providers who can come in handy in helping property owners to get quick help in case of water in homes and water in business premises. Unfortunately, some insurance companies keep a list of cheaper restoration companies or contractors who might not offer the best technology or services. Other credible options include seeking for referrals from friends and family members who have dealt with water damage disasters in the past, including moisture drying.

  • Equipment and services

It's advisable to choose a company that uses modern technology, protective gear, hazmat suits, and advanced equipment in the water cleanup processes. A good company should use the latest dehumidification, water extraction, and pump outs in drying and repairing the damaged property. It's also necessary to settle for a water cleanup contractor who offers you a wide range of water cleanup services. It's possible to find a mold removal company that offers water remediation services as well. This is a standard field of knowledge that experienced and advanced contractors should possess.

  • Availability

Steer clear of companies that are not willing to start the remediation and drying process immediately. Good companies with professional technicians who are available 24/7 for water cleanup can dry water in homes and water in business premises within a few hours, depending on the degree of damage. When there is standing water on a property, every minute counts! Reputable and professional flood damage mitigation experts know this, and they will act swiftly to salvage the damaged property. A technician who insists on telling the client to wait before he can begin the remediation portion of the process cannot be trusted to see the job through in a timely manner and carry out the drying.

The homeowner should choose a contractor or company that will give him a list of services and price estimates after evaluating the flood damage. Even a company that provides flood damage restorations services on an hourly basis should be able to give an estimate. Quality of service should come before price when choosing the right water cleanup restoration services to handle water in a business premise. Visit for more information on water damage.

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What to do before help arrives!

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

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If you have a water damage from a clean source such as water supply lines, sink overflows, tub overflows, or appliance malfunctions, here are some things to do before SERVPRO of East Cobb arrives.

  • Shut off the source of the water.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if the access panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors

SERVPRO of East Cobb provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency.

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Water Damage Restoration - What You Need to Know

6/16/2017 (Permalink)

If your home or business floods call SERVPRO of East Cobb - (770) 424-0400 -

From a broken pipe to inclement weather, standing water in a home or standing water in a business can cause mayhem on possessions and the property. It is hard to be prepared with full mitigation plans, but it is very important to react as fast as possible and expect to need water damage restoration. To minimize the harm done to the home, water cleanup and water damage restoration must happen quickly. When an emergency flooding happens, it is best to seek expert help and to do so as quickly as possible. Experts will arrive with high-tech, powerful equipment that will extract the water and minimize flood damage.

It is best to seek out certified experts who are trained extensively to deal with flooding emergencies whether the water is in the home or if the water is in a business. They can also advise homeowners on how to handle mitigation of water damage while the tenants or owners wait for them to arrive. Below is a list that can help reduce flood damage and help manage fallout mitigation.

  1. If possible, immediately stop the water at its source to reduce the water in the home or the water in the business and speed up water cleanup.
  2. If it is safe to do so turn off all electricity and move all smaller electric device. 
  3. Pin up any furniture skirts, drapes, or tapestries that hang low or have contact with the floor to avoid water damage to the fabric.
  4. Wash your hands after moving damaged belongings.
  5. As much as possible, avoid walking on carpet.
  6. Remove all moisture-sensitive, fragile belongings, anything of high-value, as well as items that could cause stains.
  7. Move any furnishings that can be moved from the carpeted area of the home or place aluminum foil underneath furniture legs. This should help mitigation of the risk of long-lasting rust caused by flood damage.
  8. Plan for a water damage restoration team to move furniture to already drying areas.
  9. Avoid any/all possibility of electric shock to any living persons and pets. Do not use any electric devices until the emergency flood removal crew tells you it is okay. Do not use a shop or home vacuum to attempt water removal on from the property without cleanup experts onsite.
  10. Do not turn on the heating, air conditioning, or fans in an attempt to speed the drying and cleanup process. Air movement may spread contamination if the flooding is at all sewage-related.

Powerful extraction and air movement gear is then brought into the home by expert cleanup crews to remove any presence of freestanding water. Water is then thoroughly removed from upholstery, carpet, and carpet padding. Then the drying by air movement with professional fans begins.

If flooding is particularly bad, carpet and carpet padding may be moved temporarily to assist with drying.

Water in a home can be an extremely expensive emergency if there is extensive flood damage. Water damage can be even more costly if there is water in a business that carries a large inventory. In order to prevent flood damage and water damage, it is important to contact professional cleanup crews that can speed up the drying process with water cleanup and air movement as soon as possible. The sooner water cleanup is completed water damage restoration can begin.

In the event of a home or commercial water loss please contact SERVPRO of East Cobb – (770) 424-0400 - or you can visit for more information on water damage.


Faster To Your Water Damage Event

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Faster to any Disaster

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of East Cobb provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of East Cobb arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

·         Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.

·         Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.

·         Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.

·         Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

·         Drywall begins to swell and break down.

·         Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.

·         Furniture begins to swell and crack.

·         Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.

·         A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

·         Mold and mildew may grow and spread.

·         Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.

·         Metal begins to rust and corrode.

·         Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.

·         Paint begins to blister.

·         Wood flooring swells and warps.

·         Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

·         Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

·         Structural safety, mold growth, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Call the Cleanup Team That's Faster to Any Size Disaster

10/24/2016 (Permalink)

There's no such thing as a small disaster-especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria or can cause mold, rot and other unseen damage. A pipe bursts. A water heater leaks. A bathtub overflows. Flood waters rush in. A sprinkler system malfunctions. Water damage can happen in any number of ways. But if your business or home is under a few a backseat. Only one thing matters when your business can't operate and there is just one thing on the mind of the water-logged resident: A solution.

SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals are that solution. Equipment with the knowledge, the experience, and the training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened," SERVPRO of East Cobb  Professionals will start helping the moment you call. Backed by more than 40 years of experiences, your SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals will help put your worries to ease, because they understand the science of drying. Before you risk further damaging the value of your home or facility by attempting to clean up the mess yourself, call SERVPRO of East Cobb (770) 424-0400, your local water damage clean up and restoration professionals.

Water damage can affect the value of your property. Before you get out the mop bucket and try to clean it yourself, consider how the damage can affect your property. SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals know how disruptive water damage can be for your home or business. SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals are trained and equipped to manage the drying process. By utilizing the proper equipment and moisture measuring devices, your building will be quickly and thoroughly dried to industry standards, which will help prevent secondary water damages. With rapid response time and full line of water cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of East Cobb Professionals can help you regain control quickly, ensuring your facility and its contents are properly dried, deodorized and protected.

When water damage strikes, give SERVPRO of East Cobb a call (770-424-0400);we will help to make things right, make things dry and make it "Like it never even happened."