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Your Safety is SERVPRO's Focus

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

Blood, bodily fluids, and other biohazards in Tuscaloosa and Northport can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. Even trace amounts so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye can pose serious health risks. When your home or business has been contaminated, how do you make it safe again? It's simple: Rely on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa for top-notch biohazard cleanup and restoration services. 


Avoiding Health Risks
Is it necessary to seek professional assistance in cleaning up a location impacted by crime, trauma or death? With the risks posed by blood-borne pathogens and dangerous communicable diseases, cleaning a scene contaminated with biohazards like blood is a perilous undertaking for anyone who lacks the proper training and equipment. It is unpleasant to imagine, but blood and bodily fluids are prone to splattering so that minute amounts can affect a wide area. The air at these scenes can be hazardous since small particles can become airborne if dried material is disturbed. Anything removed from the scene must also be disposed of properly to avoid spreading the contamination. Ultimately, the best way to make sure that a place is once again safe is to use a professional organization like SERVPRO® that is experienced in biohazard restoration.

Preventing Legal Repercussions
As if the health risks created by biohazards are not dire enough, failure to have a contaminated space properly cleaned can also have serious legal consequences. There are regulations and laws regarding how biohazards are handled that must be followed. These rules are designed to safeguard everyone, and ignorance is not considered an acceptable excuse for disregarding them. Individuals and businesses that do not follow these rules may find themselves facing hefty fines. They might even be held liable if someone else is injured by their actions. Using a professional team that understands what is required to comply with the various rules and regulations governing biohazards in your area can shield you from both health risks and legal issues.

Focusing on Your Safety
At SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa, we are committed to the well-being of our customers. Offering emergency services 24 hours a day, we rapidly respond whenever you request our assistance. Our technicians follow the protocols established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, so you can have confidence in knowing they have the expertise and training to remove all biohazards and dispose of them properly. We use specialized equipment that allows us to detect the smallest trace of a biohazard, and we do not stop until your scene is thoroughly sanitized. As biohazard restoration professionals, we can often salvage items that others might have to discard, and we ensure that any material that does need to be removed from your location is disposed of appropriately.

Dealing with a crime, trauma or death is undoubtedly difficult, but you can depend on SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa for courtesy, empathy, and the quality biohazard cleanup and restoration services that you need. Safety-minded, we are ready to do our part in restoring your space and your peace of mind. If a traumatic event has occurred on your property and you require assistance with the cleanup, contact us now to discover more about our Tuscaloosa biohazard restoration services and secure our help. 

Call us at 205-553-8377.

Choose Us Because We Choose You

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Tuscaloosa, AL. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (205) 553-8377

Residential Services

Whether your Tuscaloosa home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Tuscaloosa commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services arises, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa: Here to Help YOU!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa provides 24-Hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Tuscaloosa, AL. We can and will respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your cleaning or restoration needs. Here are just a few reasons you should call us in your time of need: 

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (205) 553-8377

Residential Services

Whether your Tuscaloosa home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your Tuscaloosa commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Whenever the need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services arises, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians and we will get your property back to business.

Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Why You Should Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Residential Services

Whether your Tuscaloosa or Northport home or apartment needs emergency flood damage cleaned or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. We are always Here to Help! Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best.

SERVPRO® Residential Services include:

Water Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Storm Damage Restoration

Cleaning Services

Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There is never a convenient time for water or fire damage to strike your Tuscaloosa or Northport commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. When the need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services arises, we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

SERVPRO® Commercial Services include:

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa for your Commercial and Residential cleanup service needs at 205-553-8377!

We are Cleaning Experts

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® is Here to Help during this time of need.

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa, 205-553-8377

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

3 Tips to Protect Your Property From Fires

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial fires in Tuscaloosa and Northport are often the most devastating reality that a property owner will have to deal with. In addition to wreaking havoc on your property, fires can force you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is completed. However, property owners who access and implement high-quality safety practices can often avoid the devastation and destruction that results from Tuscaloosa and Northport commercial fires. Read the brief outline provided below to learn how you can protect your property: 

1. Install Automatic Fire Sprinklers.

As many authorities know, having an automatic fire sprinkler on your property can reduce the risk of fire by up to 71%. Additionally, sprinklers can decrease your insurance premium. To keep your sprinkler in excellent condition, be sure that it is not blocked by dirt or paint. Also, be sure to inspect regularly your main control valve so that it is not left off. Finally, be sure that you take the precautions necessary to prevent the pipe from freezing.  

2. Conduct Fire Emergency Training.

Each of your employees should undergo fire safety training. The training can help prevent your staff members from being victimized. Here are a few subjects that should be covered in emergency training: 

Hazard Recognition

Keep all combustible chemicals and materials away from heat-generating and electrical equipment. 

Prevention

Inspect your power sources regularly and don't overload your extension cords and outlets.  

Response

Teach your employees how to respond when a fire breaks out. Some subjects that should be covered include how to perform an organized evacuation, operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm. 

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

• Breathing Apparatus Training

• Fire Extinguisher Training

• Confined Space Entry Training

• First Aid Training

• General Staff Emergency Awareness Training

• Evacuation Exercise  

Also, be sure that your employee team officials undergo the following fire emergency response training:

• Fire Safety Officer Training

• Fire Safety Adviser Training

• Chief and Deputy Chief Warden Training

• Emergency Control Organization Warden Training

• Spill Response Training

• Lay Flat Hose Training 

3. Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa immediately at 205-553-8377 

Although accessing and utilizing fire prevention measures is crucial and advantageous, there is still a chance that a fire could break out on your commercial property. If this happens, you need to know who to call for fast, efficient restoration services. The company to trust is SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa. We have extensive industry experience and a passion for restoring offices to their original condition. 

Biohazard: What is It?

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

Biohazard - a risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work, especially with microorganisms.

Blood, bodily fluids, and other Tuscaloosa and Northport biohazards can endanger anyone who comes in contact with them. Even trace amounts so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye can pose serious health risks. Using the correct safety equipment to clean biohazards and the correct chemicals and procedures when a site in your home or business has been contaminated is the SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa way.

We have a team of professional crew members that can handle the situation quickly, respectfully, and correctly to leave the affected area without a trace of contamination. 

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa is always here to help during any disaster, whether it be water damage, fire damage, storm damage or biohazard.

Dealing with a crime, trauma or death is undoubtedly difficult, but you can depend on SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa for courtesy, empathy, and the quality biohazard cleanup and restoration services that you need. Safety-minded, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa is ready to do our part in restoring your space and your peace of mind. If a traumatic event has occurred on your property and you require assistance with the cleanup, contact the professional biohazard cleaning service to discover more about our Tuscaloosa biohazard restoration services and secure our help.

5 Steps for Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

3/9/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know that 50% of businesses that close because of a disaster, like a fire or a flood, never reopen? 

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa has worked with many businesses in the area to ensure they are prepared for any emergency. 

More than 60% of small businesses in the U.S., unfortunately, do not have formal emergency response plans & do not back-up their data off-site.

No Plan Means You Are Less Likely to Recover

  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.
  • 70% of small businesses that experience major data loss go out of business within a year.
  • 43% of companies that experience catastrophic data loss never reopen.
  • 51% of companies with data loss closed within 2 years.
  • 80% of companies that do not recover from a disaster within 1 month are likely to go out of business.
  • 75% of companies without a business contingency plan fail within 3 years of a disaster.

Tips for Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

  1. Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company for assistance in creating your emergency ready profile.
  2. Identify and label utility shut-off locations.
  3. Identify local utility contact information.
  4. Identify local emergency contact information such as fire, police, and hospital contacts.
  5. Establish main internal contacts for purposes of employee safety and emergency work authorization.

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency Ready Profile. Please contact SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa today to set up your FREE Emergency Ready Profile 205.553.8377.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. "Like it never even happened." Contact us for more information.

Continuing Education Courses

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers both credit and non-credit Continuing Education Courses (CE) for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, and Real Estate professionals. The Continuing Education Courses provide the student with updated information to better serve their customers.

Continuing Education Courses (CE) are available almost every month at locations throughout the Tuscaloosa area. These programs are designed to improve the knowledge of your staff regarding emergency mitigation. 

SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa offers these CE courses:

  • Biohazard Cleanup
  • Cleaning & Restoring Smoke-Damaged Contents
  • Ethics
  • Deodorization of Malodors 
  • Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS)
  • Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration
  • Restorative Drying for Water Damage 
  • Restoring Contaminated Buildings

Talk to your SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa representative to learn more about the Continuing Education courses that SERVPRO is teaching. Also, talk to your rep about when the next class will be offered and how to register. You can also call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa's office to find out when the next course will be offered at 205-553-877. 

We Can Fix Your Flooded Basement

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration

Basement flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfalls, but basements can also have flooding or water damage throughout the year. 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 Tuscaloosa or Northport 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 you have any questions or need help, call us at 205-553-8377.

We always respond to your call within 1 hour, begin the water extraction process within 4 hours, and notify the adjuster no later than 8 hours from the time of your loss. If the water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. It also has the potential for the health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

We are flooded basement specialists:

    • We are available 24 hours/7 days per week
    • We’re a preferred vendor to many national insurance companies
    • We bill the insurance directly – one less thing for you to worry about
    •  We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
    • We only use advanced inspection and extraction equipment

Basement flooded? Call us today –

We are here to help! 205-553-8377