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Severe Storm Damage Is Costly And Dangerous

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

A logo with words faster to any disaster is shown with lightning If you have storm damage, call our team of professionals. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Valdosta Storm Damage


Storm damage in Georgia can be expensive and deadly. Severe storms often leave behind widespread damage. Floodwaters often scatter debris. After the storm power lines need to be restored and fallen trees removed from roads. Cars and homes are often damaged from the water and winds.


If your home or business is damaged during one of these violent storms, call our team of professionals. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with storm damage, immediate action is critical.


Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO of Valdosta is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

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

When severe storms hit Valdosta, call the team that can help. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

How SERVPRO can Help Your Property Management?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO we are well equipped to help you not only with your water damage and fire damages – but also services to keep your rental property in tiptop shape!

When a tenant moves out of your property – you take steps in restoring it to the condition it was prior to their move in date. Whether that be carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, odor removal, or light demolition.

Get top dollar for your rental property and avoid complaints from tenants by allowing SERVPRO to provide the following services:

  • Carpet Cleaning: Not only does carpet cleans make your property look better – it also provides health benefits to your new tenants. Cleaning the carpets removes pet dander, allergens, and bacteria.
  • Tile & Grout Cleaning- Get the tile and grout in your property to shine like new with a cleaning.
  • Air Duct Cleaning: The benefit of cleaning the air ducts allows for your tenants to breathe cleaner air and is great maintenance on your overall HVAC system.
  • Smoke Odor Removal: As a landlord or property manager sometimes pesky smoke odors just seem to be stubborn and unable to be removed. SERVPRO can provide a detailed odor removal service.
  • Light Demo: SERVPRO can provide light demolition services by removing flooring and drywall.

Inquire on how SERVPRO of Valdosta can further help your rental property.  SERVPRO of Valdosta is ready to help: (229) 244-1466.

Water Removal for Flooded Car

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Black SUV Ready for any disaster no matter the place!

SERVPRO of Valdosta provides water damage restoration services to not only homes and business- but also vehicles!

After a heavy Fall rain shower a customer opened her car door and saw water gathered at the floorboards.  She tried to soak up as much as possible, however the carpet seats and floorboards were heavily saturated with rainwater. Turns out she had mistakenly left her sunroof open.

She began to call autobody shops- and they were unable to help her with the interior water damage. That is when someone recommended SERVPRO of Valdosta. She called us in a pure panic to help her with her new SUV. She drove it to our warehouse as soon as we got off the phone. We began to assess the damage and knew this is a perfect job for our team. She sighed with relief as she did not know where else to go.

This customer and her SUV escaped more damage by acting fast. SERVPRO of Valdosta was able to place equipment inside of the vehicle as well as extract the seats and carpets.

 SERVPRO of Valdosta is here to help (229) 244-1466.

Valdosta Plumbing Problems Can Be Prevented With A Few Simple Steps

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

A call center is shown with the words we're standing by and an orange SERVPRO logo If you do have water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


Here are steps you can take to reduce the risk of plumbing problems:

Ensure your pipes are properly insulated. This is especially important if you live in an older home and in a colder climate.

Have your pipes inspected annually. A professional plumber can determine whether any pipes have damage or where a leak is likely to occur and repair a potential problem before it starts.

A plumber can also tell you whether your pipes need replacements. Many homes built from the late 1970s through the 1990s have polybutylene piping, which is known for being faulty and would likely need to be replaced.

Be careful what you flush. This simple step can avoid clogs in your plumbing system that could lead to costly sewage issues.

Invest in a water monitor. These devices attach to the pipes in your home and can alert you to changes in water pressure, which may signal a leak somewhere in the home. If caught early, leaks may be repaired easily.

If you do have water damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Why Our Team?

SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important.

SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Our Team Is Here Ready To Help Valdosta

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

There Are Things You Can Do To Plan In Case Of A Fire

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

Computer equipment is shown with a banner that has the words In Case Of Fire Is your family ready if there is a fire?

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. This is according to the National Fire Protection Association. They also say, a closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.

Pull together everyone in your household and make a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Households with children should consider drawing a floor plan of your home, marking two ways out of each room, including windows and doors.


In addition to the tips above you should keep computer files backed up on an external hard drive or cloud in case of fire damage.


If you have fire damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Valdosta will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.
SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466 Call us if you have fire or water damage.

Water Damage IN Your Valdosta Homes Immediate Attention

9/1/2021 (Permalink)

A green SRVPRO van is shown The trained professionals at SERVPRO of Valdosta are ready to help (229) 244-1466.

Water damage in and around your home can be costly. Early detection can help keep water damage to a minimum, especially if you can fix the issue before there is significant damage.

One way to determine if you have a leak is to check your water bills and your water meter. You could have a hidden leak if you notice a sudden unexplained cost increase in your monthly bills.

It's also a good idea to read your water meter. Don’t use any water for two hours. Read the meter again. If it has moved, you’ve just discovered you have a leak.


If a leak causes damage to your home call the restoration experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta.
SERVPRO of Valdosta professionals answer your calls 24/7/365 regardless of the cause, scale of loss, or size of facility.


Water leaks that aren't taken care of quickly can turn into a major problem. 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

Stay out of affected areas.

Turn off the HVAC system and fans.

Contact SERVPRO of Valdosta for mold remediation services (229) 244-1466.


What Not to Do:


Don’t touch or disturb the mold.


Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.


Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.


Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

The trained professionals at SERVPRO of Valdosta are ready to help (229) 244-1466.

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Damage Throughout Georgia

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

A fallen tree is shown in a road SERVPRO of Valdosta is here to help (229) 244-1466.


According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Hail this size can damage property such as plants, roofs and vehicles.

Wind this strong is able to break off large branches, knock over trees or cause structural damage to trees. Some severe thunderstorms can produce hail larger than softballs or winds over 100 mph, so please pay attention to the weather so you know when severe storms are possible.

Thunderstorms also produce tornadoes and dangerous lightning; heavy rain can cause flash flooding.

What should you do when the lightning and thunder stops and it looks likes the severe thunderstorm is over?

Stay Informed: Continue listening to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. More severe thunderstorms could be headed your way.
Contact Your Family and Loved Ones: Let your family and close friends know that you're okay so they can help spread the word. Text messages or social media are more reliable forms of communication than phone calls.


Assess the Damage: After you are sure the severe weather threat has ended, check your property for damages. When walking through storm damage, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Contact local authorities if you see power lines down. Stay out of damaged buildings. Be aware of insurance scammers if your property has been damaged.


Help Your Neighbor: If you come across people that are injured and you are properly trained, if needed, provide first aid to victims until emergency response team members arrive.


SERVPRO of Valdosta is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


SERVPRO of Valdosta is here to help (229) 244-1466.

Hurricanes And Flooding, What You Can Do Ahead Of The Storm

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

According to The Federal Emergency Management Agency Flooding is the most common, and most expensive, natural disaster in the United States. Just 1 inch of water pooled in a single-story, 1,000 square-foot home can cause close to $11,000 worth of damage; 1 foot of water in a 2,500 square-foot single-story home can cause more than $29,000 in damage.


The National Hurricane Program (NHP) provides data, resources and technical assistance for hurricane evacuation planning and response for state, local, tribal, territorial and federal government partners. The National Hurricane Program is a partnership between FEMA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the NOAA National Hurricane Center.

Here are some simple steps from FEMA you can take to prepare yourself and your family. For complete list visit FEMA's official website.

Know your Evacuation Route

Check with local officials about what shelter spaces are available this year. Don’t forget, coronavirus may have altered your community’s plans.

Gather Supplies

Have enough food, water and other supplies for every member of your family to last several days. Consider the unique needs of your family, such as supplies for pets or medication for seniors. Adding extra masks, soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes or general household cleaning supplies can help to protect you from COVID-19 when you evacuate to a shelter.

Make an Emergency Plan

Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan. Don’t forget a plan for the office, daycare center, school and any other locations you frequent.

Plan with Disability in Mind

No two people are the same: each of us moves through, functions in and navigates the world differently. It is important to make your emergency plan based on what works best for you.

Creating a support network or planning ahead with accessible transportation can ensure that you stay safe when disaster strikes. Visit Ready.gov/disability for more information on how to plan if, for example, you are blind, hard of hearing or have sensory disabilities.

SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. 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. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.


If you have storm damage or questions about restoration call us SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Some Guidance On What To Do After The Fire

6/30/2021 (Permalink)

The Valdosta community on average is affected by 400 fires each year. Of these fires, almost half of them occurred in people's homes or places of business.

When a fire occurs, it can be a devastating experience. According to FEMA the building and many of the things in your home may have been badly damaged by flames, heat, smoke and water. You will find that things the fire did not burn up are now ruined by smoke and soggy with water used to put out the flames.

Anything that you want to save or reuse will need to be carefully cleaned. The firefighters may have cut holes in the walls of the building to look for any hidden flames. They may even have cut holes in the roof to let out the heat and smoke. Cleanup will take time and patience.

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Valdosta will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire.

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.


SERVPRO of Valdosta Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Commercial Fires In Valdosta

6/18/2021 (Permalink)


On average, US fire departments respond to a blaze in a building under construction or major renovation every hour and a half. This is according to the National Fire Protection Association.

They point out that these sites are notoriously rife with fuel, including piles of trash and excess building materials. Combine that with no shortage of ignition sources, ranging from heating and cooking equipment to welding and other hot-work activities, as well as the fact that fire protection systems like sprinklers may not yet be active. It can all add up to an environment primed for a devastating fire.

Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.


Fire damage can be very devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to fire, smoke, and soot damage, water damage caused by firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. If you have a fire emergency, call SERVPRO of Valdosta.

The SERVPRO of Valdosta is composed of our best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.


SERVPRO of Valdosta has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies.