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Your Safety = Our Focus

3/29/2021 (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 business or home 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 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 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. 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 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. 

Call us at 205-553-8377!

What Actually is a Biohazard?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

What does a Biohazard entail?

Biohazard is 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 and dispose of biohazards is necessary. Using the correct chemicals and procedures on a biohazard site in your home or business that has been contaminated is the SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa way. 

We have a wonderful team of professional crew members that can handle the situation quickly, respectfully, and correctly to leave the affected area without a trace of contamination. This is very important for the health of anyone that may come in contact with the site where the biohazard happened.

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

Dealing with trauma, crime 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.

Call us at 205-553-8377 

What Can SERVPRO Offer Me?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Residential Services

Whether your Tuscaloosa or Northport apartment or home 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
  • Residential COVID-19 Disinfecting

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
  • Commercial COVID-19 Disinfecting

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

Here to Help

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa provides 24-Hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Northport and 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 to 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

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
  • Residential COVID-19 Disinfecting 

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
  • Commercial COVID-19 Disinfecting 

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

SERVPRO is Here for YOU!

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa provides 24-hour emergency services and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Northport or 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

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
  • Residential COVID-19 Disinfecting 

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
  • Commercial COVID-19 Disinfecting

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

Cleaning Experts in Commercial & Residential Properties

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

We understand your situation

At SERVPRO®, we understand that there are local businesses within our community. We also understand that you need services for your home, too. Luckily, we've got you covered for both types of properties. 

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!

Our 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 fire or water damage to strike your Northport or 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.

Our commercial services include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

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

Continuing Your Education

2/25/2021 (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 students 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. Since the Coronavirus pandemic, we have started offering virtual CE Courses via Zoom. All you have to do is register for the course beforehand and login to Zoom on the day of class 30 minutes before the course begins.

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 205-553-8377.

Is Your Business Emergency Ready?

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that one out of two 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 Northport and Tuscaloosa 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 and 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.
  • 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.
  • 43% of companies that experience catastrophic data loss never reopen.
  • 51% of companies with data loss closed within 2 years.

Tips for Creating a Successful Emergency Ready Plan

  1. Let the professionals help you. Work with an emergency restoration company (like SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa) 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 commercial and residential. 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. We'll make it "Like it never even happened." Contact us for more information.

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!

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. 

Commercial & Residential Services

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we understand that there are local businesses within our community. We also understand that you need services for your home, too. Luckily, we've got you covered for both types of properties. 

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!

Our residential services include:

  • 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.

Our commercial services include:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa for your commercial and residential cleanup service needs! 

SERVPRO Focuses on Your Safety

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Blood, bodily fluids, and other Tuscaloosa 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. When a site in your home or business has been contaminated, how do you make it safe again? 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 think about, 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 will 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 be confident that 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. (205)553-8377.

Does Your Business Have a Ready Plan?

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

An estimated 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and 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. 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 business 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.

Biohazard

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

Blood, bodily fluids, and other Tuscaloosa 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, as well as, 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. We talk more about the health risks and possible legal repercussions in a previous blog here.

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.

Biohazard

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

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

Blood, bodily fluids, and other Tuscaloosa 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, as well as, 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. We talk more about the health risks and possible legal repercussions in a previous blog here.

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.

Continuing Education

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

Continuing Education Courses (CE) are available nearly 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:

  • Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage restoration

  • Restoring Contaminated Buildings

  • Restorative Drying for water Damage

  • Cleaning & Restoring Smoke-Damaged Contents
  • Deodorization of Malodors
  • Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS)
  • Ethics
  • Biohazard Cleanup

Talk to your SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa rep 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.

Residential and Commercial Properties

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

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. Our residential services include:

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. Our commercial services include:

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Call SERVPRO of Tuscaloosa for your commercial and residential cleanup service needs!