A Few Tips on Getting Prepared for Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
Be Prepared for Thunderstorms and Severe Weather
- Learn about your local community’s emergency warning system for severe thunderstorms.
- Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household.
- Pick a safe place in your home for household members to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be away from windows, skylights, and glass doors that could be broken by strong winds or hail.
- Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm.
- Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches.
- Protect your animals by ensuring that any outside buildings that house them are protected in the same way as your home.
- Consult your local fire department if you are considering installing lightning rods.
- Get trained in first aid and learn how to respond to emergencies.
- Put together an emergency preparedness kit
- Water—one gallon per person, per day
- Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
- Multi-purpose tool
- Sanitation & personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents
- Cell phone with chargers
- Family & emergency contact information
- Extra cash
When a Storm Hits
Whether it is a Category 5 hurricane or a bad thunderstorm rolling through, homeowners should be prepared for any storm.
Take Safety Precautions
Any type of heavy winds can cause roof shingles, natural debris, or unnatural debris to occur. After the storm is over, take precautions when going outside because there could be debris such as nails, sharp wood, or other potentially dangerous items that are around your home.
Photograph the Damage
If it is major or minor, take pictures IMMEDIATELY. You may not realize that something damaged your home until after you have moved it, so take pictures just in case! Insurance companies will need to see before pictures of the damage.
Contact your Insurance Company… and SERVPRO!
A homeowner must call their insurance company so an adjuster can be sent out to examine the damage so payment can be made... Don’t forget to call your favorite restoration and mediation company, SERVPRO of Statesboro. We work around the clock to ensure happiness in our community! We will send a team out as quickly as possible to begin work for your home if disaster strikes!
How SERVPRO of Statesboro Can Help Your Business
When you have an unexpected loss, SERVPRO is ready to help day or night!
SERVPRO of Statesboro provides a multitude of different services for industrial businesses like yours. We have the experience and the capability to provide top-notch service for businesses that have experienced large losses. We are the leading professionals in restoration and cleaning. We are equipped to handle any job from small to disastrous. Below are just some of the services we will gladly provide in your time of need.
- Fire, smoke, and soot
- Water removal and dehumidification
- Catastrophic storm response
- Contents restoration
- Contents claim inventory services
- Air ducts and HVAC
- Carpet, upholstery, drapes, and blinds
- Ceilings, walls, and hard floors
- Odor removal
If you need help with smoke damage from a terrible electrical fire, we would love to help. SERVPRO of Statesboro responds to emergencies 24 hours a day. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (912) 764-9542.
My Leak is Gone, But Now What?
Leaky pipes are like termites. They may leave telltale signs, but you often don’t notice them until the damage has been done.
You should occasionally check your home or business for leaking pipes. Insurance companies often do not cover the damage they cause, which is why it’s so important to identify them early.
If your leak is hard to access, you’ll probably have to call in expert help to fix it. But if you can find it, you may be able to repair it by looking up online tutorials.
Become a Leak Detective
Is there a leak? Look for tell-tale signs, such as stains on your ceiling, damaged or loose flooring, or grout and caulking that are coming away. Also, check for loose sink hands or faucets. See if your toilet can be moved, even a little. Plus, check for mold.
Where is That Leak Coming From?
Where exactly is the leak? Grab your flashlight and find out. Check under countertops and sinks. Open the panel behind your tub. For small leaks, fill a sink or tub. Let water drain and check visible pipe joints for dampness. Use a dry tissue or handkerchief to detect small amounts of moisture at joints.
Do You Need a Plumber?
If you can easily get to a leaky pipe, you can likely repair it yourself. But if you have to call a plumber, don’t worry—a small investment now can save you a lot down in the future.
Success! My Leak Is Gone. But My Baseboard Is Moldy…
Have you already experienced damage from a leaky pipe? Call SERVPRO®. We’ve been cleaning up water damage since 1967!
We’ll pick up the phone any time, day or night. As a national company with local ownership, we deliver a powerful combination of national expertise and neighborly customer service.
Have Your Cabinets Been Damaged By Water? SERVPRO Can Help You!
SERVPRO of Statesboro can help you with wet cabinets.
Kitchen Or Bathroom Cabinets Damaged by Water?
Water damage wreaks havoc in homes. All it takes is for a single pipe to burst or one appliance to develop a fault, and a small leak can soon become something much bigger. Coastal Georgia is also prone to flooding at times which means that there is a risk of water affecting your house.
After water damage to your Statesboro area home, you need to get everything dry as quickly as possible. A damp home is unpleasant to be in, and there is more of a risk of long-term damage if you do not take swift action. Damp areas are a breeding ground for secondary issues such as mold spores and mildew.
One of the leading causes of interest for homeowners after a leak or flood of any kind is how to dry out hard-to-reach places such as behind cabinets. Floors and walls around cabinets are not easily accessible, and the extra layers of material there present a significant challenge. SERVPRO recommends contacting our experts for a full assessment of the situation as soon as possible.
Many factors affect drying around and behind cabinetry. These include the types of wood, the paint used, the position, and if the cabinet has its own back or backs onto the wall. Because the backs of cabinets are hard to dry, our IICRC certified technicians are trained to carefully drill holes in either the cabinet or the wall to allow for better air circulation.
Our professional teams also remove molding underneath cabinets and drills holes in the base as necessary to ventilate the floor beneath the cabinet. In many cases, the molding can be put back after and may not need to be replaced by new molding.
Drying under and behind cabinets is not just about creating better ventilation through drilling holes or removing molding. We also use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the area. Our certified professionals come equipped with powerful vent systems that force dry air under cabinets to speed the drying process.
SERVPRO monitors cabinets carefully every step of the way to ensure that the drying process is as efficient and speedy as possible. We handle your furniture with care, and when drying is complete, we patch any holes and put the molding back - "Like it never even happened."
If you are worried about your cabinets after water damage, give SERVPRO of Statesboro a call at (912) 764-9542.
Three Reasons To Choose SERVPRO
We have the expertise and equipment to help you, no matter what size disaster you are facing.
Quick! Name three things that come in groups of three. If you choose sneezes, barbershop trio singers, or three-leaf clovers, you’re right on the money. We’d like to add one more big THREE: our trifecta of service.
When you need somewhere to turn for emergency cleaning and restoration, there are three great reasons to choose SERVPRO®: science-backed cleaning, a strong ethos of teamwork, and 24-hour service.
Let us take a minute to tell you about each of these in more detail.
We Bring the Science
At SERVPRO®, we do the research to bring the exact protocol you need, whether it’s flood remediation or disinfecting.
You may not have thought much about the science behind cleaning….but that’s OK because we have! For everyday disinfection against diseases such as COVID-19, we only use EPA-approved products.
And we follow standards set by organizations such as the CDC to ensure you’re getting hospital-grade cleaning.
You’re on Our Team
One thing that makes SERVPRO® great is our teamwork. We synergize to get you the right cleaning and restoration services at the right time. And best of all, you’re part of our team.
Whether it’s a defensive cleaning program or an emergency job, we work with you to create the best plan for your business. We consult with you before we get started, and check in to make sure we’re providing exactly what you need.
We Are Here 24/7
Unfortunately, disaster doesn’t conveniently schedule an appointment between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to strike. It can happen at any time.
Lucky for our SERVPRO® customers, we are ready, any time. You can call our hotline or fill out a web form and we’ll assess your problem and give you the cleaning and restoration assistance you need to get your business up and running again.
So there you have it—three excellent reasons to choose us!
When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Statesboro is ready to assist. Give us a call at (912) 764-9542.
SERVPRO on the Golf Course!
It was a fun time at the 19th hole!
SERVPRO of Statesboro tries to be involved in this close-knit community any time we have the opportunity, including being an active member of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce. In May, we sponsored a hole at the 26th Annual Past Chair's Chamber Tournament.
Each year, the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce hosts the golf tournament to honor the previous chairman. It is the largest fundraiser of the year.
Our Account Manager, Christy Smith set up our SERVPRO tent at "the 19th hole" and provided lots of yummy snacks and cold beverages for the golfers. Christy loved being able to see and visit with a lot of our SERVPRO customers, as well as meet potential new clients. Nothing wrong with mixing a little business with pleasure. Fun was had by all!
SERVPRO Wants to Help You Reduce the Risk of Dryer Fires
Thousands of dryer fires are caused by lint every year, yet they can be easily prevented with a few minutes of cleaning.
Regular maintenance of your dryer will help to improve the drying speed of your clothing, reduce energy usage, and most importantly, reduce the risk of dryer fires! Here are a few ways to get cleaning…
- One of the best precautions is to empty the lint trap after every load. Use of laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets can lead to an unseen waxy build-up or film over your lint trap. Remove any large clumps of lint build-up that are visible. Fill up a bucket or sink with warm water and a little dish soap and gently scrub with a toothbrush until clean. If you run water over the filter, it should be able to pass through easily without any pooling. Ensure that there are no tears on the screen.
- Pull out the dryer from the wall and unplug the machine. Ideally, you will pull the dryer all the way out so that you can vacuum underneath it all. You’ll want to suck up any loose debris and then wash and dry the floor.
- Remove the vent off the back of the dryer. Using a screwdriver, remove the vent clamp and slide the vent (dryer duct) off the dryer. Reach into the hole on the back of the dryer, remove any large clumps of lint and then follow with your vacuum attachment reaching as far in as you can. Metal ducts are much less of a fire risk than foil or plastic vents and, if a fire does start, are more likely to contain it.
- Clean the inside drum. Using a rag, wipe down the inside of the dryer with a 50/50 water and vinegar mixture. Dry thoroughly. If you have an automatic drying setting, give the moisture sensor electrodes a cleaning with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol. Buildup from lint or dryer sheets can affect these sensors, leading to either damp or overly dried clothing. These are usually located just inside the dryer below the door opening. Don’t forget to clean the inside of the door too!
Do a deep cleaning at least annually with regular maintenance to remove any visible lint for best fire prevention.
In case of fire, SERVPRO of Statesboro is available 24/7 to come in and make it "Like it never even happened."
"Like it never even happened."
When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can act quickly to minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. If you need emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Statesboro has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”
Listed below are different services that we can offer. If you have any questions, please give us a call!
- Small Office Buildings
- Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
- Apartment Buildings
- Small Retail Stores
- Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
- High-Rise Residential
- Manufacturing & Industrial
If you need these services, please call SERVPRO of Statesboro at 912.764.9542. We are standing by 24/7 and are always ready to help!
Have You Had A Positive Case In Your Office?
Now is the time to be proactive.
SERVPRO of Statesboro uses an EPA-approved cleaner, which we can use as a preventative measure to disinfect and sanitize for the current pandemic.
We are strictly following CDC regulations and staying educated and up to date regarding their processes and requirements.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) can easily be spread from person to person. Having your workplace sanitized as a preventative measure can be an effective way of being proactive in preventing the spread of possible contamination.
To reduce the risk of infection and the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please have your employees follow these simple steps:
- Wash your hands often and thoroughly
- Be diligent in cleaning
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and face
- Avoid close contact with people. Keep all interactions at least 6-feet apart and avoid handshakes
SERVPRO of Statesboro is here to help you and your business during this pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.