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When the Rain Won't Stop

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

What do you do when the rain won’t stop? We are barely in 2019 and we have experienced more rain and less sun. All this rain had caused the ground to reach its precipitation threshold. This has caused many Tuscaloosa and Northport homes to experience basement flooding; as well as, discover slab leaks or roof leaks that they had not noticed before. If you do discover these leaks, call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North to help extract and treat your home to prevent the conditions for microbial growth to occur. While SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North offers reconstruction services, it is best to consult a professional when it comes to fixing foundation issues. We will be there to dry and get your home back together “Like it never even happened.”

A Remedy for Microbial Growth

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Do you have a finished or unfinished basement that you avoid? Checking areas of your house such as basements or attics periodically will help you catch small leaks before they become long term damage. Busy schedules or maybe even problems with getting into these areas can cause homeowners to practice “out of sight out of mind.”If you have a leak, even a small one, that goes unnoticed for any period of time, you could potentially have a big problem with the optimal conditions. Basements and attics are usually uncontrolled atmospheres which can leave conditions optimal for microbial growth. If you use these areas for storage, it is not just the structure of your home that is potentially a food source for spores, but your belongings could suffer damage. Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North to help clean any microbial growth safely and thoroughly.

When Mushrooms Grow Indoors

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Most organic life naturally grows outdoors. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa has come across fungi growth indoors when a water leak has gone unnoticed. The most common we have seen at SERVPRO Tuscaloosa North is a slow leak in the walls. It may be behind furniture or not affected the drywall and only soaked into the carpet and padding. Depending on the portion of carpet and the access for cleaning, the water saturation could go unnoticed. Fungi will not always grow out of saturated carpeting, but if the conditions are right it can be a possibility.  This is much easier to remediate the fungi, but you must remove all your carpeting and find that leak! Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North to start your remediation process. We are faster to any kind of disaster.

When Problems Arise in Your High Rise Building

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

When a problem arises at a commercial building do not hesitate to hire a professional company that will not only remediate correctly, but will take measures to do so in a way that will not disrupts your customers and employees. At SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North we have the training and expertise to get your business back to looking "Like it never even happened." In the event of an emergency, SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North  is always "Here to Help." We are quick to respond so that your commercial building can be back up and running as soon as possible. This will help minimize the amount of cleaning and restoration that will be needed. Doing this not only cuts the down time it takes to finish, but also minimizes cost. 

Growth in the Office

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

When you find mold in your business, it is important to have it removed as soon as possible. The best and safest way to do that is to use SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North to remediate your microbial growth needs. 

Any type of Mold can spread quickly. If you have mold you can see on a wall or floor, there likely is more mold in places that you can't see. Getting the mold professionally removed ensures that you prevent it from spreading any further and doing any more damage to your work place.

Removing microbial growth is time consuming and must be performed by a professional remediation company to prevent cross contamination. Trying to do it yourself can be difficult and also can put your safety at risk. Having the mold professionally removed ensures that the job is done right and that your safety and health are protected.

When Those Carpet Squares Just Won't Stick

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Have you ever been walking through your office building or the apartment complex you manage and felt a "bubble" in the flooring? Carpet de-lamination is a condition where the secondary backing of the carpet is detached from the primary backing or where the glue loses its stick to your sub-flooring. If this were to happen to your carpets during a water loss situation, we are required to remove any carpet affected by the water as the carpet has become irreparable and once we have removed the damaged carpet we would place the appropriate drying equipment down to remove any remaining moisture in the area.

With SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North being a preferred vendor of multiple insurance agencies and many local property management companies, know we are always "Here to Help."

When the Ceiling Rains

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Downtown Tuscaloosa has commercial properties that house many businesses within a single building. At SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North, we have seen the top floor business suffer from a damage causing at least one business below to also suffer from a water or fire loss. SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa First Responders will "chase: or follow the water making sure we do not leave any part of the business untreated. This will help prevent the possibility of secondary damage in the building such as odors or microbial growth. Long term, untreated water or fire damage can cause discoloration; as well as warping or de-lamination of flooring, the structure/strength of drywall or ceiling tile. If your business suffers from a water damage, please call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North. We are always "Here to Help."

Small Kitchen Fire

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

We are all multitaskers. When you have a family or are a working student, you tend to stretch your multitasking skills to the limits. Small protein fires or even just heavy smoke from trying to cook and tackle chores at the same time can still cause damage in your home or apartment. Ever wonder why the scent just seems to stay and you can't get it out even after cleaning and taking out the trash? Smoke damage isn't just confined to the surfaces. Airing out your kitchen won't get the smell out. Smoke can travel through your HVAC system and soot can settle in your ducts. As you can see from this image, the soot damage can be severe enough to cause damages in other areas of your home or apartment. Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa North for your thorough fire damage cleaning. 

When Your Kitchen Catches Fire

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let this picture be your kitchen! Please always take care of any food left in the oven or on the stove top. Never stay to far from your work area and take care in preventing flammable objects from being near the hot surfaces. Remember not to place trivets or candles on top of a hot stove eye. This can be cause of a fire loss. In this kitchen, a teenager was left to attend items cooking. The food caught fire and the you person did not know what to do. Thankfully, all were safe. Teach your children how to be around appliances especially ones that can potentially cause fires. Have a preparedness plan for if they walk into a protein fire in the kitchen. Water is not the key in these situations! Make sure you have an up to date kitchen fire extinguisher and that everyone in your house knows how to you it! In any case, call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North to help clean up the smoke damage and odors if your home does suffer from any size fire loss.

Replacing Your Roof, When is it Time?

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

How long can your roof really weather the storms? We have had extreme heat waves this year; as well as, excessive rains that have caused flash flooding throughout Tuscaloosa. So, how can you tell if your roof is truly holding up without hiring a contractor for a full inspection? We turned to Extreme Home Blog's guest post from a roofing company on some major signs your roof needs replacing 

"If you noticed cracked shingles around the various parts of your roof, then that might be a hint that there’s something deeply wrong. Don’t neglect this problem, because cracked shingles increase your home’s vulnerability to water damage and mold growth from rain." (Webber. Extreme Home Makeover 2018)

If your Tuscaloosa home does suffer water damage from a roof leak, SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa North is Always Here to Help.