Storms In Lawrenceville
People often think that because we live in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, we are immune to the storms that often devastate other parts of our country.
That kind of thinking is not only incorrect it leads to homeowners often being unprepared for these events. Fortunately SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville specializes in storm and flood damage. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources which is extremely important and can prevent further damage and reduces mitigation cost.
Whether it is extreme rain or the impact of a Hurricane or Tornado, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is ready. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 franchises across the country and our elite Diaster Recovery Teams stand ready to assist us with Cataclysmic events.
Remember to call SERVPRO Of North Lawrenceville at (678) 376 5515 when disaster strikes.
What is New at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville
As a locally owned and operated small business, our efforts continue to be focused on providing confidence and reassurance that remediation efforts on their fire, water or mold problems will be would be handled quickly and efficiently. Additionally, our stated goal of "making it "Like it never even happened." is always there providing comfort to our customers.
During the last 10 years, we have focused on purchasing new equipment, increasing our workforce, training and development. Most recently, we have added two new service vehicles, increased our workforce and expanded our equipment inventory.
Call us at (678) 376-5515 so that we can make you feel confident that the professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville are available, trained and have the newest technology to maintain your trust.
Plans for Traveling
We have all been there, anxiously awaiting our planned vacations to commence. Whether heading to the beach for our summer vacation, home for the holidays or just the short weekend "get away" for some much needed R&R, it is an exciting time.
However, before you depart and leave your home vacant for any period of time, you may want to consider doing some preventative maintenance to insure you don't arrive home nice and relaxed but with a mess on your hands.
First, check all the supply lines to items such as toilets, refrigerators and fittings on dishwashers and washers. Second, you may want to consider turning off the water to your home to prevent a serious water leak.
Lastly, remember SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is here to assist you in any situation so if you should arrive home and find that the unthinkable has occurred, call us at (678) 376 - 5515 - 24/7. Our trained technicians will make it seem like "it never even happened"
We all have fond memories of our youth. Many of them center around camping with family and friends. Sitting around the campfire, sharing stories and memories, roasting marshmallows or making smores and trying to gleefully stay away from the smoke.
Unfortunately, the memories of "what smoke" can do and how it invades our livings areas, impacts our clothing or electronics is often forgotten no matter how small or large. Smoke damage while often limited in sight and forgotten about can result in significant damage if left untreated.
Let the service professionals at SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville assist you in identifying and then remediating your smoke damage. Whether it is cleaning your structure, re-painting walls, cleaning carpets or cleaning apparel we do it all and will make sure your experience of fire is "Like it never even happened."
Impacts of Water Losses
Accidents occur, it is part of life. When water accidents happen, be it from an overflowing sink or bathtub, just cleaning up the water is not enough. Usually it is the water you don't see that causes the problem and creates a larger headache in the future.
While mitigating surface water is imperative and prevents more extensive damage, those water intrusions can find there way to cracks in floors, ceiling and walls and to the lowest point of your home. It is this water, searching for the low point that if not addressed, can result in greater damage.
No loss is to small for SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville at 678-376-5515 immediately. Our trained professionals will mitigate the situation quickly and prevent further damage.
Depending on where you reside, frozen temperatures can be a common occurrence or an infrequent event. What is common however, is the impact homeowners experience when broken pipes result in a flooded residence and the adverse impact it can have.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps that can be taken to limit potential damages. The first is to leave water running (both hot and cold) in one of your inside rooms. The amount of water left "on" is minimal and should only amount to a trickle. Other housekeeping items to complete include insuring outside water lines (such as outside faucets, in ground sprinkler systems, etc.) should be drained and turned off. Lastly, any pipes that are exposed should be insulated (or re-insulated) to be protected. Additionally, move any plants "inside" along with pets to prevent harm.
Finally, keep the number to SERVPRO handy (678 376-5515) in case something does go wrong. Remember we are here to insure it looks like "IT NEVER EVEN HAPPENED".
Winter in Lawrenceville
Its almost that time of year again. The leaves are about to start changing. The weather will start cooling down. Its that very same cool weather that SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville wants you to be ready for.
When the weather begins to cool down, you need to start watching out for pipes bursting within the home. If you have a property that is vacant, it may be a good idea to maintain some form of heat during the cooler winter months to prevent any issues from arising.
However, should you have any damage occur from burst pipes this winter season, SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville is here to help you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you. Call us at 678-376-5515 and our trained professionals will be there to help.
Conditions In Lawrenceville Might Be Right For Mold
It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.
If the right conditions exist, mold will grow. Those conditions include:
- Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
- Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
- Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.
If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.
If you suspect mold, call us today at 678-376-5515
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville for mold remediation services.
Unseen Effects of Water Damage
Accidents happen all of the time, whether it be from an overflowing sink, bathtub, or toilet, you get up the water and you think you're in the clear. Its the water that you don't see that can cause issues for you down the line.
Removing surface water can help prevent more extensive damage. However, water intrusions can invade floors, ceilings, and walls to find the lowest point in your home. The standing water searches for any pinholes or cracks in the floors and walls while traveling downward. This allows water to get into the interior of the home, and if not addressed, could cause further damage.
Even if the loss appears small in the beginning, call SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville, 678-376-5515, as soon as you've had a water loss. This will allow our trained professionals to mitigate the situation and prevent further damage from occurring.
Water Heater Maintenance Tips
Your water heater is probably one appliance within your home that you don't pay a lot of attention to, at least until you're taking a shower and there is no hot water. SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville has some tips to keep you from taking an ice bath.
- Before doing any maintenance on your water heater, shut off the power at the service panel
- Once every three months, drain one gallon of water from the tank. If you have hard water, do this every month to reduce sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank.
- Once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician.
SERVPRO of North Lawrenceville encourages you to always maintain your household appliances. Don't wait until its too late and a problem arises.