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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.



Fast Response To Valdosta Storm Damage

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

Agreen SERVPRO of Valdosta van is shown When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Lightning strikes the U.S. 25 million times a year, which sometimes results in death or permanent injury. You are safest indoors, or inside a hard-topped enclosed vehicle. This is according to the National Weather Service.

During high winds, tree damage is expected, and loose objects can become airborne and dangerous. You are safest indoors, away from windows, in an interior room.

Storm Knowledge Watch vs. Warning

A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH means Be Prepared. Stay informed and be ready to act, because severe thunderstorms are possible.


A Severe Thunderstorm WARNING means Take Action! Take shelter in a strong building, because severe weather is occurring or will occur shortly.

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes.

SERVPRO of Valdosta provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.


SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Valdosta Fire Department Has Some Fire Prevention Tips For You

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

The Valdosta Fire Department was recently reminding people to make an effort to prevent cooking fires. While they realize some people are tired of hearing about cooking fires, the Department is still seeing them in the Valdosta community.

Here are some tips they recently provided.

Always stay in the kitchen when frying on the stovetop.


Keep an eye on what you fry. If you see wisps of smoke or the oil smells, immediately turn off the burner and/or carefully remove the pan from the burner.


Smoke is a danger sign that the oil is too hot.


Heat the oil slowly to the temperature you need for frying or sautéing.


Add food gently to the pot or pan so the oil does not splatter.


Always cook with a lid beside your pan. If you have a fire, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Do not remove the cover because the fire could start again.


Let the pan cool for a long time. Never throw water on the fire.


If the fire does not go out or you don’t feel comfortable sliding a lid over the pan, get everyone out of your home. Call the fire department from outside.


If you do have fire damage in your home or business, you will want to arrange for the experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta to respond after the fire.


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

Trained Technicians Ready To Respond

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 has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry since 2013. Providing 24-hour commercial and residential services in Fire Damage, Water damages, and storm response, we are a locally owned and operated business dedicated to serving our Valdosta and surrounding communities when disaster happens.


SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Water Damage In Valdosta, SERVPRO of Valdosta Is Ready To Help

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO equipment is shown When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical.

There are two primary categories of water damage. The most common water damage issues are caused by plumbing and appliance issues, and less common are weather related events such as rain, and storms. The kind of water that leaks into your home is important to understand when assessing water damage and the expense.


The three types of contaminated water:


Category 1: "Clean Water"


Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet.

If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Water from a clean source like a broken water line.


If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3.


Category 2: "Gray Water"


Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness.

Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

May contain bacteria and viruses.


Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated


Category 3: "Black Water"


Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided.

Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes.


Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup.

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 delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Fast, Professional Response


A SERVPRO of Valdosta technician arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.


If you have water damage call SERVPRO of Valdosta today.


SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Is Your Valdosta Business Storm Ready?

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

A weather map indicating a storm near Valdosta Georgia is shown When an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


When storms are on the way make sure your Valdosta business is ready. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)has an extensive program to help business leaders plan for unexpected disruptions.


Preparedness Planning for Your Business


Businesses and their staff face a variety of hazards:


Natural hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes.


Health hazards such as widespread and serious illnesses like the flu.


Technology-related hazards like power outages and equipment failure.


There is much that a business leader can do to prepare his or her organization for the most likely hazards. The Ready Business program helps business leaders make a preparedness plan to get ready for these hazards.


Is your business and staff ready in the case of hurricane, inland flooding, power outage, and severe wind/tornado?


FEMA recommends starting with these basic steps:


Identify Your Risk


Develop A Plan


Take Action


Be Recognized and Inspire Others

Our Team Is Ready To Help 

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.


Flooding and water damage events on Valdosta commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

House Fire Damage In Valdosta

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

If you live in Valdosta there is some good news regarding public safety and your home. The Valdosta Fire Department is fortunate to have an ISO Class 1 rating, the highest in the nation, and is responsible for providing Fire, Rescue, EMS and Haz-Mat services. If you do have a fire in your home or business there are some things to consider after the fire.


Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor.


Smoke and soot facts:


Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.


Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.


The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


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.

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.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?


Call Us Today SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Calling For Restoration Help After Water Damage In Valdosta

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

A soaked carpet is shown in a hallway Whether it's pipes bursting to air conditioner leaks, a water heater dumping gallons of water into your home, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466

Water Damage In Your Valdosta Home

There are a number of ways you can end up with water damage in your home. From pipes bursting to air conditioner leaks, a water heater dumping gallons of water into your home or even the toilet backing up into your bathroom. SERVPRO of Valdosta technicians have seen it all.

Below are a few tips to help you while you wait for us to arrive

* Wear shoes for more stability when walking in the affected areas.

* Shut off the water source if possible and it can be done safely.

* Remove excess water by mopping or blotting.

* Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in the washing machine.

* Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.

*Remove oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpet.

* DO NOT use a regular vacuum to remove water.

* DO NOT turn on ceiling fixtures if a ceiling is wet. Keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

*Do not leave book magazines or colored items on wet carpeting.

* Contact your insurance agent and obtain a claim number for your loss.

* Place all pets away from loss area and in a safe place.

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.

When You Have Water Damage Call Us Right Away


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Valdosta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call us (229) 244-1466.

Disaster Response Experts Are Warning Against Unqualified Contractors

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

Storm Damage In Valdosta Can Bring Out Fake Contractors, Stick With The Professionals At SERVPRO of Valdosta


After serious storms have passed there can be a new threat to be concerned about according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They recently warned about attempts to scam residents can be made over the phone, by mail or email, through the internet or in person. It is important to remain alert. Con artists are creative and resourceful. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it should be questioned.


The demand for contractors to repair or replace damaged homes after a storm is high. Unqualified contractors may try to take advantage of the situation to scam homeowners. As insurance settlements, grants and loans put homeowners in a position to pay for work on their homes, they need to be sure the people they hire are authorized to do the work, will complete it and will do the work correctly.


FEMA Recommends looking out for these warning signs


Door-To -Door Solicitations


High Pressure Sales or Scare Tactics


Demand for Cash, Unusually Large Down

Payments or Advanced Full Payment


Special Deals or Extremely Low Bids


Verbal Agreements, No Written Contract


Out of State, No Permanent Place of Business, No Insurance


Inadequate References

So Where Can People With Damage Turn For Help?


SERVPRO of Valdosta is locally owned and operated. Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Valdosta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.


SERVPRO of 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.

SERVPRO of Valdosta Is Ready To Help


If you have storm, fire or water damage make sure you hire a company that will help. SERVPRO of Valdosta will be there for you and your family. We have the experience, training and equipment to take care of damage in your home or business. If you have questions call SERVPRO of Valdosta today (229) 244-1466.

Water Damage In Your Commercial Site Needs Immediate Attention

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown close up Water damage can lead to a serious mold problem, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


Water Damaged Businesses In Valdosta

Business owners work through several challenges to keep a commercial site running. There are several ways that commercial sites can end up with extensive water damage. If you experience water damage call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Valdosta arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


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.
We can work with your insurance to make sure your commercial site recovers as quickly as possible. Water damage can lead to a serious mold issue if it's not handled by professionals in a timely manner.

Mold In My Business?

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.


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. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Valdosta Fire Prevention And Knowing Who Will Help If You Have Fire Damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

The Valdosta Fire Department handled 338 fire calls last year. In addition to responding to calls for service they also work to improve fire prevention in the community. You can get more information on the Valdosta Fire Department's Prevention Programs here. 

https://www.valdostacity.com/fire-department/fire-prevention

If you experience fire damage give SERVPRO of Valdosta a call (229) 244-1466.


Smoke and soot facts:


Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.


Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.


The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


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.


Our 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.

Professional Training 

Our technicians are trained and certified by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.


Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Trust A Local Business That Has National Backing When You Have Damage

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

Knowing Who To Call In Valdosta When You Have Damage In Valdosta 


NOAA’s seasonal hurricane outlooks accurately predicted a high likelihood of an above-normal season with a strong possibility of it being extremely active. In total, the 2020 season produced 30 named storms (top winds of 39 mph or greater), of which 13 became hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or greater), including six major hurricanes (top winds of 111 mph or greater).

This is the most storms on record, surpassing the 28 from 2005, and the second-highest number of hurricanes on record, according to NOAA.
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.

Faster Response


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.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms in Valdosta


When storms hit Valdosta we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (229) 244-1466


The 2021 hurricane season will officially begin on June 1 and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center will issue its initial seasonal outlook in May.

The One Call To Make If You Have Water Damage In Valdosta

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown on drywall If you have water damage call the trained, certified professionals before you have a mold problem. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-6094


If you experience water damage in Valdosta, don't hesitate to call the experts.


There are many ways that water can damage your home. From storms to plumbing emergencies water damage can happen anywhere, at anytime. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Valdosta is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency.


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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help


Call Today - (229) 244-6094


We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Valdosta has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect


When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

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.

Valdosta Storms Can Be Unpredictable, Are You Prepared?

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

According to the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family.

During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.

In Your Home During A Tornado


The (NCEH) recommends that if you are at home during a tornado, pick a place in the home where family members can gather if a tornado is headed your way. One basic rule is AVOID WINDOWS. An exploding window can injure or kill.


The safest place in the home is the interior part of a basement. If there is no basement, go to an inside room, without windows, on the lowest floor. This could be a center hallway, bathroom, or closet.

In Your Car


The (NCEH) warns the least desirable place to be during a tornado is in a motor vehicle. Cars, buses, and trucks are easily tossed by tornado winds.


DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR. If you see a tornado, stop your vehicle. Do not get under your vehicle.

Calling For Professional Help After A Storm

If your home has experienced storm damage it's important to get professional help quickly. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466. A certified, trained technician will take care of the damage. Our experts have the knowledge and equipment to restore your home or business.


When a storm hits your Valdosta home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

Water Damaged Homes In Valdosta Need Immediate Attention

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229)244-1466 Before The Secondary Damage


If you have water damage in your Valdosta home or business don't wait, call trained professionals today. In many cases, secondary damage such as black mold can cause even more trouble than the primary damage.

The following are a few questions that you may want to know the answers to in order to keep avoid larger problems.


How Does a Leak Contribute to Mold Growth?


This question has a simple and easy answer. Leaks create a wet area in the building which results in the optimal environment for mold to grow. This fungus thrives in moisture and can spread very quickly under the right circumstances. When you have a roof leak, it can result in a growth forming in the ceiling and may require quite a bit of work to remove it completely.


How Long Does It Take to Spread?


Mold can spread quite quickly when provided with enough moisture. If you have a roof or ceiling leak, you could end up with a mold problem overnight. It takes as little as a day for this persistent fungus to start growing a colony and the longer it is left alone, the bigger the growth will become. Over time, it can spread to other areas of the building as well.


What Can You Do About It?


 There are several steps you can take to prevent it from spreading, the first of which is to have repairs made as soon as you discover a leak or water damage. Keeping moisture levels low in the building by using a dehumidifier, vent or open windows can help as well.


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Valdosta arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

If you find that you have black mold growing in your building, do not ignore the problem or expect it to go away on its own. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466, to come in and perform an inspection as well as any necessary cleanup and removal.


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Valdosta provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

2/4/2021 (Permalink)

Restoring Your Valdosta Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event


Flooding and water damage events in Valdosta commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.


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.

About SERVPRO of Valdosta


SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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. If you need help with commercial water damage call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Fire Damage In Valdosta, Making The Right Call After The Fire

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

Residential and Commercial Fires in Valdosta 

According to the Valdosta Fire Department, the Valdosta community was affected by 405 fires last year alone. Of these fires, almost half of them occurred in people's homes or places of business. Once you have smoke damage in your home or business it is time to call the experts.


It often requires using advanced techniques or equipment and that means SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.


Fire damage can be devastating for you and your family. SERVPRO of Valdosta has the specialized fire and water damage cleanup and restoration training and experience to quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

Every fire damage situation is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same.

Trained Technicians Ready To Help


SERVPRO of Valdosta technicians are trained and certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. We’ve received advance training in restoration techniques, and we have the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your home.


Smoke destruction can be handled after water and soot are taken care of. Smoke damage gets worse the longer it goes untreated, causing unpleasant odors that can even be harmful. That's why we are available to answer your call 24 hours a day. Let us help you with fire damage, water damage or other restoration needs.


Individuals living in the home that have a compromised immune system, young children, and the elderly can be very sensitive to smoke.

An expert can remove the smoke odor from your home, to the degree that you’ll forget it was ever even there. Call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Water & Floors

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

You can count on our team to know what to do when it comes to water and floors. There are many different ways to approach water when floors are involved. Sometimes it requires complete removal and sometimes we can simply dry out the surface. In the situation above the water had penetrated through the flooring to the slab. We knew to remove all the affected flooring and partner that with setting the proper amount of equipment to make sure it will dry properly. In most cases, we monitor the moisture levels daily assuring that the structure is dry. Our 2nd line of defense is treating it with our patented plant-based antimicrobial agent so we can be assured that there would be no issues with mold at a later date. All of these behaviors prepare a home to be ready for the contractors to come in and replace the floor.

Mold Tips and Tricks

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Need Moisture Mold spores need moisture to grow

Title: Valdosta Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

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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.

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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 229-244-1466

Covid -19 Cleaning Services

5/25/2020 (Permalink)

Ariel View of a neighborhood and the words Here in  your community. Here to help. Covid-19? We have you covered.

Here at SERVPRO of Valdosta we understand that this is a difficult time for families and businesses as we try to get back to work and life. We are committed to helping our community by offering COVID-19 Cleaning Services. Our team of certified technicians are trained and ready to address all your decontaminating needs.

We are implementing the SERVPRO Clean policy complete with Stickers for the front door as well as tent notices for your offices. Stating that you are committed to a higher standard of clean and showing your commitment to safety for the public and your employees. We offer different levels of cleaning in regards to your needs. Whether you're simply being proactive or you've had an active case on site. Our office is prepared and ready to help. Call for your free quote.

Hurricane preparedness tips.

5/25/2020 (Permalink)

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Once again NOAA Predicts an above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season. With a prediction of 13-19 named storms and 3-6 of them to be of a major impact to the Atlantic Seaboard. What you do now greatly helps to determine your safety and the ability to better deal with the outcome. We have added some suggestions to help prepare a hurricane kit.

  • Non-perishable food (3 days worth for each person in your home)
  • A flashlight with fresh batteries
  • A weather radio
  • A First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Copies of important documents
  • Cash
  • An Emergency Blanket
  • A map of the area
  • A fully charged portable battery for cell phones
  • Water

No one knows your family better than you and it goes to serve that you could add to this box to better fit your family's needs. As we always hope the hurricanes will not make landfall and impact homes, we are prepared and ready to help when they do. SERVPRO of Valdosta is on Standby and we are READY to Help.

We are the Cleaning experts

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Image of the coronavirus with the words We're here to help. SERVPRO is here to help during this time of need.

SERVPRO is here to help during this time of need.

 During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic if coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training 

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. we have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular Janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.  

  • The CDC encourages cleaning of high- touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC's guidance for commercial spaces include:
  • Kitchen/food areas
  • Bathrooms 
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA -Approved emerging pathogens claims. 

While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities. 

 Call today for a Proactive Cleaning 

If your home or business needs deep cleaning  services, call the experts today 

SERVPRO of Valdosta (229)244-1466

Why SERVPRO when you suffer a fire.

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Rafters Affected by fire in a commercial building. A Fire in commercial building rafters.

Suffering a fire has many details. When the unthinkable happens, to know that we are ready to assist can be a comforting thought. We're here to help. Our staff is trained in fire restoration from the demo to clean up. We are on call 24/7 to assist you in your crisis.

Our long history of working closely with insurance adjusters and working tirelessly will get you back on track as soon as possible. You can count on our team to work out many of the details for you. We partner with proven companies who handle textiles as well as the containers for debris. Partner that with the proprietary agents especially crafted to aid in soot and smell removal and backed up with our professional equipment. You can't go wrong when you put the pros to work for you. We look forward to earning your business.

The great bleach vs mold debate.

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

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Contrary to popular belief bleach will not kill mold. In fact, as much as the infamous fragrance of bleach triggers us to think that it is clean and disinfected, bleach does not disinfect porous surfaces. Linoleum, wood, cloth or even drywall will not be disinfected by using bleach.

 Using bleach actually can encourage mold to grow into a toxic mold because it's providing the mold with moisture needed to multiply and spread. When trying to eradicate the mold color, bleach is a good choice but will not inhibit the growth of mold.

  We are proud to share that we choose family-friendly, kid-friendly and pet safe products for our customers when remediating mold. Compared to using bleach which is corrosive and has toxic fumes. Our products will not harm your home or your surfaces. Partner those agents with state of the art equipment to aid in the remediation as well as a highly trained staff and you have a win.   Choose SERVPRO of Valdosta and Know the job is done right. 

Join us at the Harvest Festival for your hurricane preparedness tips

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

Radar images showing a hurricane targeted at the east coast. Hurricane on the radar, no problem we're on stand by.

Plan to join us this Saturday Sept 28th at the Nashville,Ga Harvest festival. We will have giveaways and free water for the guests. When you stop by our tent we will have pamphlets to help you get prepared for the hurricane season. September is the height of hurricane season but its not to late to prepare for storms. We know being prepared and having a kit ready will make the difference when weather events happen. Knowing what to do, where to go and who to call after makes all the difference. Some of our team members will be on site with tips and we will be showcasing one of our new vans exhibiting what we do to help you get back to normal faster. we are looking forward to seeing you.

Why should you Choose SERVPRO of Valdosta

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

green equipment lined up on warehouse shelving Lined up and ready to be loaded at a moment's notice.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Valdosta?

We come to you with 21 plus years of experience. We strive to have that balance when it comes to knowledge, experience and know-how.

 The past really counts here at SERVPRO we do stringent background checks on our employees to bring you the best of the best. 

 Our team focuses on good communication helping the job to go smoothly. We often offer training and continuing education classes and are IICRC FIRM & Xcatimate Certified. We are a preferred provider with many insurance companies. What does all of this mean to you?

 It simply means we are skilled and educated in all areas of restoration. We know how to take care of your situation and we will work closely with your insurance company.  From the moment you make that first call to the activities of the crew. We will work together to get you back on track. This team is certified with the latest requirements in restoration, set in place from the Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). We look forward to helping you.

No Job Too Big

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

Large group of SERVPRO crew members lined up for the A.M. briefing. Assembled and ready to go.

Some jobs may be small and some may be large. Hours, weeks or months. No matter what the size of your situation we are able to assemble and get the job done. Whether we need on a van or a semi truck full of equipment we have you covered. Our team of special response technicians can be orchestrated in just hours to fit the needs of our clients. Working with a group of SERVPRO Management employees and Partnering with other SERVPRO franchises makes us a powerhouse team to help get our clients back to normal faster. Fire, Water, Mold or even natural disasters we are prepared and ready for whatever comes your way. Count on SERVPRO of Valdosta to aid in getting the job done quickly and correctly.

Insurance Agents & Adjusters Invited

7/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Valdosta is proud to announce that we are hosting our second annual Continuing Education class for our local insurance agents as well as adjusters. This year we will be leading the class on Ethics. Our class leaders are certified by the state of Georgia and all participants will receive a certification upon the completion of this class. Lunch will be provided and we would love to have you join us for the morning. SERVPRO knows the importance of staying compliant with all the state-mandated certifications. Our corporate office has a team of licensed instructors to help our clients stay up to date on the ever-changing requirements. All class participants must register before the class. If you are interested in joining for this event please call the office and ask for Stacy.

A day at the Players at Sawgrass

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mr & Mrs.Williams.

We are always happy to share our connection with the PGA at the Players Championships Sawgrass. Each year we treat a few clients to a day on the greens and spoil them at our corporate hospitality tent with food and beverage. The views this year were incredible as we were seated on the 16 & 17th hole and got to see the Tee off box just to our left. Watching the pros interact with the fans on the sidelines was an added treat  We spent the day getting to know the game as well as our clients. We are always grateful for a day off to connect. We want to personally thank our clients theirbusiness and look forward to working with each of you in the future.SERVPRO of Valdosta #GreenTruckteam

We broke the "MOLD" on Mold remediation

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Water loss in a wall that leads to mold.

No one likes Mold. We take great care when working with our clients during mold remediation. Establishingthe source of moisture in many times the hardest part. As seen in the picture you can see that many times mold leaves a trail. that partnered with the use of our meters, we can many times pinpoint the cause. Our crew knows how to proceed whenmold is present, From the Canitnment to demo to disposal.

We follow IICRC standards and offer a family friendly plant-based antimicrobial agent to assist in the removal of growth. As we don'ttest for mold we can assist in the removal when present. If you find yourself in the place where you need help with mold call on our team to help you get back on track.

#SERVPRO of Valdosta. #GreenTruckTeam

Water damage to floors

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

You can count on our team to know what to do when it comes to water and floors. There are many different ways to approach water when floors are involved. Sometimes it requires complete removal and sometimes we can simply dry out the surface. In the situation above the water had penetrated thru the flooring to the slab. We knew to remove all the affected flooring and partner that with setting the proper amount of equipment to make sure it will dry properly. In most cases, we monitor the moisture levels daily assuring that the structure is dry. Our 2nd line of defense is treating it with our patented plant-based antimicrobial agent so we can be assured that there would be no issues with mold at a later date. All of these behaviors prepare a home to be ready for the contractors to come in and replace the floor.

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