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Safety First!

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

Bodily fluids, blood, and other biohazards in Tuscaloosa and Northport can cause health effects. When your home or business has been contaminated, how do you make it safe again? It's simple: Just 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 trauma, crime, or death? With the risks posed by dangerous communicable diseases and blood-borne pathogens, cleaning a scene contaminated with biohazards like blood is a perilous undertaking for anyone who lacks the proper training and equipment. Although unpleasant to imagine, bodily fluids and blood are prone to splattering so that minute amounts can affect a wide area. The air at these scenes can be very hazardous because 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® of Tuscaloosa that is experienced and highly-trained 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. We always offer emergency services, 24 hours a day, and 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 even the smallest trace of a biohazard, and we do not stop until your scene is thoroughly sanitized. As biohazard restoration professionals, we often can salvage items that others might have to dispose of, and we ensure that any material that does need to be removed from your location is discarded properly.

Dealing with trauma, crime, or death is undoubtedly difficult, but you can definitely depend on SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa for empathy, courtesy, and the quality biohazard cleanup and restoration services that you deserve. 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 commercial or residential property and you require assistance with the cleanup, contact us now to discover more about our Tuscaloosa or Northport biohazard restoration services and secure our help. 

Is Your Roof Leaking?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Don't worry, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa has you covered! 

We have experience flash flooding from excessive rains this year in Northport and Tuscaloosa. Due to the flooding, there have been many Northport and Tuscaloosa homes experiencing basement flooding damage. With further inspection, some homeowners have found slab leaks (or roof leaks) that were not noticed before the heavy rains occurred. If you find any roof leaks, just call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa to help mitigate the water and treat your home to prevent conditions favorable to potential microbial growth.

We always respond to your call within one hour, we begin the water extraction process within four hours, and we notify the adjuster within eight hours from the time of your loss. 

Water damage must be handled properly and quickly to prevent severe damage to your home. Calling us as soon as you see the leaks will prevent the problems from worsening. SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa has you covered! 

Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa at 205-553-8377!

Let's Mitigate Your Flooded Basement!

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

Heavy rainfalls in the rainy season are most often the cause of flooding basements, but basements may also have water or flooding damage throughout the year. Unfortunately, basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building (or home) and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Northport or Tuscaloosa basement could flood, here are a few:

    • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
    • Sanitary sewage backup 
    • Foundation drainage failure
    • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
    • Storm sewer backup
    • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
    • 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 properly and quickly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure. It could have 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 a week
    • We’re a preferred vendor to many national insurance companies
    • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
    • We only use advanced inspection and extraction equipment
    • We bill the insurance directly – one less thing for you to worry about

Flooded Basement? We are always Here to Help! 

Call us at 205-553-8377! 

Don't Let Your Place Suffer from Fire Damage

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

In Northport and Tuscaloosa, commercial fires are often the most devastating reality that a property owner will have to deal with. In addition to forcing you to relocate temporarily so you can maintain running your business while the restoration process is being completed, fires can wreak havoc on your property and emotional well-being. Fortunately, property owners who access and implement high-quality safety practices can often avoid the destruction and devastation that results from Northport and Tuscaloosa commercial fires.

Learn how you can protect your property with these tips: 

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. 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: 

Prevention

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

Hazard Recognition

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

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, properly operate the fire extinguisher, and set the fire alarm. 

Other issues that should be involved in the training include:

• Fire Extinguisher Training

• Breathing Apparatus Training

• Confined Space Entry Training

• Evacuation Exercise

• General Staff Emergency Awareness Training

• First Aid Training

Also, make 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

• Lay Flat Hose Training

• Spill Response Training

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

Although accessing and utilizing fire prevention measures is advantageous and crucial, 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 efficient and fast 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. 

Here to Help 24/7/365

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Always with our community in mind, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa provides emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We're here in your community and always Here to Help. SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa is here for you, 24/7, 365 days a year. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs in a timely manner.

Extreme Alabama weather conditions can cause a heap of storm damage. If you are caught in an emergency situation caused by a storm, call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa as soon as possible! 

We always respond to your call within 1 hour, begin the remediation process within 4 hours, and notify the adjuster no later than 8 hours from the time of your loss. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. 

More reasons to choose SERVPRO:

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

Questions? Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa at 205-553-8377!

Storm Damage: Prevent It!

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Is it true? Do April showers really bring May flowers? The rainy season can lead to flooding conditions in Northport and Tuscaloosa. These tips will help reduce the impact that the spring floods have on you and your property! 

  • Act Fast 

When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Our franchise service professionals have the experience and training to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.” 

  • Watch for Pooling Water 

Look for places around your property where water pools, and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and they are directing water as intended.

  • Cut Power if Necessary 

As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate as soon as you can and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.

  • Maintain Sump Pump 

If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a backup generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails. 

  • Raise Storage Goods 

Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the waterline. 

  • Keep Storm Drains Clear

If you see water pooling around a storm drain, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your neighborhood. 

  • Be Aware on the Road 

Be careful when driving during spring storms, especially when you hear flash flood warnings! Never drive into a fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view can deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface. Beware of the water on the road! 

  • Consider Flood Insurance 

Homeowner's insurance will not cover floods; you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection. When all else fails, flood insurance will provide you with the means to respond to an unfortunate catastrophic flooding event.

  • Advance Preparation

Prepare in advance with a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP). Our convenient mobile app stores all your utility and emergency response information in one place, so you can access this information from your smartphone or computer.

Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa at 205-553-8377!

Damage to Your High Rise Building?

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage to your office building.

Fire damage to your office building.

Storm damage to your office building.

It's something you never want to imagine.

When this unfortunate damage does happen, 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 disrupt your customers or employees.

At SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa, we have the expertise and training to get your business back to looking "Like it never even happened." In the event of an emergency, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa is always "Here to Help." We quickly respond so that your commercial building can be back up and running like normal as soon as possible! This will help diminish the amount of restoration and cleaning that will be needed. Doing this minimizes the downtime it takes to finish and also reduces the cost. 

Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa at 205-553-8377!

Chasing Water, Not Damage

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Many commercial properties in Northport and Downtown Tuscaloosa have several businesses in a single building structure. SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa has seen the top floor business suffer from all types of (water, fire, storm) damage, causing at least one business below it to also suffer from a water or fire loss. SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa's team will "chase" or follow the water making sure we do not leave any part of the building untreated. This will help prevent the possibility of secondary damage in the building such as odors or potential microbial growth. Long-term, untreated water or fire damage can cause warping or de-lamination of flooring, the structure/strength of drywall or ceiling tile, or even discoloration.

If your business happens to suffer from a water damage, call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa at 205-553-8377. We are always "Here to Help."

Best of Both Worlds: SERVPRO Edition

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Experience your property at its best! 

We appreciate that your business or home is more than just a property — it’s an investment. And we are honored to deliver services that are worthy of it. SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa proudly offers exterior property cleaning, fire and water damage restoration, wood and deck pressure washing, interior power washing, low-pressure roof cleaning, and water extraction for clients: both commercial and residential! 

Commercial

Commercial property owners are offered comprehensive power washing solutions. No two businesses are alike. That’s why we provide a tailored commercial service that will fulfill your needs. Banks, restaurants, shopping malls, and convenience stores typically require unique services at different times. We take pride in offering flexible service plans and scheduling to accommodate your business needs.

Keep your business looking picture-perfect with our services! We always ensure that our work is implemented at a time that will minimize interference with your business operations. What’s more, our team will always come to your property with the specialized commercial services equipment needed to complete the task and provide professional results. 

Residential

Residential services include driveways, exterior sidings, sidewalks and patios, roofs, and fences. Regular cleaning such as pressure washing, patio washing, and concrete or driveway washing can help to prevent premature aging which reduces maintenance costs and saves you money. When you compare the relatively low price of proper residential pressure wash cleaning to the high cost of home repairs or even replacement, it is easy to see why homeowners choose to have this type of work done on a regular basis. Not to mention, it just plain looks better when it’s clean. 

Apartment and Homeowners Association (HOA)

A potential resident will tour the neighborhood at some point. First impressions that are made during this tour can go a long way towards filling the unit or letting it sit empty. Are the common areas and parking lots of your apartment complex or HOA community clean and inviting? Do they reflect a clean and properly maintained community? What about the units themselves?  If you have been looking for a company to handle all of your properties' exterior cleaning and maintenance needs — look no further! 

Experience the best of both worlds: commercial and residential services with SERVPRO®  of Tuscaloosa! We have the expertise and the equipment to get the job done right! 

Call SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa today at 205-553-8377!

Cleaning Services - What We Offer

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

We understand your situation

Here at SERVPRO®, we understand there are local businesses within our community – Northport and Tuscaloosa. We also fully understand that you need services for your home, too. Don't worry, we offer professional services for both types of properties. 

Residential Services

Whether your Northport or Tuscaloosa home needs emergency flood damage cleanup or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our restoration technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its finest!

Our residential services include:

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

Commercial Services

Honestly, there's never a convenient time for water or fire damage to strike your Northport or Tuscaloosa commercial property. Every minute spent cleaning up is a minute of lost productivity and revenue. So, when the need for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services arises, we have the training and expertise to respond quickly with our highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Our commercial services include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning Services
  • Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program 

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