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Fireworks in Valdosta Georgia

6/30/2022 (Permalink)

Blue background red outline of the United States for a 4th of July icon Enjoy this 4th of July weekend!

Are you looking for Fireworks for 4th of July? Here is your localized list of Firework Shows happening in and around Lowndes County!

  1. Valdosta Parks and Rec annual Fireworks Spectacular is set for Monday, July 4. VLPRA encourages people to watch the fireworks on the mall side of Interstate 75, between exits 16 and 18 toward Brooks County. This event is free and expected to begin at 9:15PM
  2. Wild Adventures - Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular on July 4. Entry fee is required. 

According to Georgia law, fireworks are permitted in the unincorporated area of Lowndes County on July 4th from 10:00 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. 


Lowndes County Fire Rescue would like to encourage residents to attend local public shows instead of igniting fireworks on private property. 

Free Emergency Profile

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Are you familiar with the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP)? This tool can make one very important part of your facility management responsibilities easier.

Every facility manager knows they should have a detailed disaster plan, but coming up with one from scratch can be a time-consuming task. It’s tempting to put this job to the side and deal with the many metaphorical fires you have to deal with every day than prepare for a real, but hypothetical fire in the future.

That’s what’s great about the ERP. One of SERVPRO of Valdosta representatives can come to you and walk you through creating a reference document that details the important building and contact information for your property. 

The ERP can be used as a standalone document or as a supplement to any existing preparedness plan. Thinking through what to do and who to call in advance is the key to timely mitigation, which minimizes the effects of any weather-related disaster, water, or fire damage to your business.

No matter where you live and work, it is important to be informed and prepared for any disaster that may occur. Though Mother Nature's is often unpredictable, the ERP is one thing we can do to help you take control before disaster strikes.

Contact SERVPRO of Valdosta to establish an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your property. SERVPRO's ERP serves as a quick reference document, In any emergency, make sure you have experienced professionals on the line. No matter how big or small, SERVPRO of Valdosta will be ready to help make your property damage "Like it never even happened."

Duct Cleaning and Microbial Growth

6/27/2022 (Permalink)

Keep your HVAC System Clean to Reduce the Chances of Microbial Growth
Keeping your Ducting and the Intake clean is vital to reducing the amount of contamination your HVAC system has.

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 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 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 SERVPRO of Valdosta, 229-244-1466

Local Restoration Experts Can Help If You Have Water Damage

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

A water damaged wall is shown SERVPRO of Valdosta has the specific water damage training and experience to help you restore your home.

There are many ways that water can damage your home. From storms to plumbing emergencies water damage can happen anywhere, at any time. 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 important. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help

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


Call Today - (229) 244-1466


We understand that when you call us, you are worried about your home and how much renovation might cost. 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, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect from SERVPRO of Valdosta


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 of Valdosta 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.

Understanding the Ways Water Can Damage Your Home

2/22/2022 (Permalink)

A SERVPRO technician is shown in a green house collecting information for an estimate after water damage SERVPRO of Valdosta is ready to help when you have water damage (229) 244-1466.


Water Damaged Home in Valdosta and Professional Restoration

Have you considered all of the different ways you can end up with water damage in your home?

Each year, about one in 50 homeowners files a water damage claim, accounting for 29% of all homeowners insurance claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Water damage claims on average cost a little over $11,000.

There are several ways that your home can be damaged by water. You may want to review your policy to make sure you understand what is covered.

Accidental leaks, such as leaking pipes or appliances, like a broken washing machine or dishwasher. Water damage after a includes water from a sprinkler system or from the fire department. Water damage from a roof leak, for example after a tree falls on your roof. Water damage from storms can cause damage throughout your home or business.

If you have water damage, you will want to contact the professional restoration experts at SERVPRO of Valdosta. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Choosing Trained Technicians in Valdosta

SERVPRO of Valdosta has trained, knowledgeable technicians ready to help. We respond with the right equipment and experience you can trust. 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.

Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get. If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your safety. It could also cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466.

Leaky Pipes Can Be an Expensive Problem in Valdosta Homes

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

Are you confident in your home's plumbing? When was the last time you looked for leaks? A leaky faucet, for example can waste 3,000 gallons per year.

Nationwide, household water damage costs up to $20 billion annually. Water leaks are a major problem in many homes, usually the homeowner isn't aware until costly damage has been done.

Homes continue to deteriorate when water damage is left untreated. In addition to ceiling, walls and flooring being saturated and ruined, there is the issue of mold. If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.

Professional Response in Valdosta

The team at SERVPRO of Valdosta is ready to help if you have water damage or suspect mold. We have the right training and equipment to restore your home. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

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. Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Valdosta (229) 244-1466, to assess the situation. 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. We are locally owned so we can respond faster to your emergency.

Is Your Home Equipped with A Sprinkler System? Should it Be?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher is shown Fire extinguishers are important to have to protect your home from fire but are they enough?

The thought of a fire in your home isn't pleasant. There could be extensive damage, as well as injuries or worse. It's been reported that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year. That's from research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association.

Fire extinguisher can catch a small fire early and are useful. A fire extinguisher may not be enough. Fire sprinklers in homes save lives and property. In the case of a fire in a home, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% when the home is equipped with a fire sprinkler system

The cost of a fire sprinkler system in a new home averages $1.35 per sprinklered square foot. That's according to a Fire Protection Research Foundation Study. It's worth checking with your insurance company, in some cases home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner’s insurance premium. Smoke from things like burnt toast will not activate a fire sprinkler. Only the high temperature of a fire will activate the sprinkler.

SERVPRO of Valdosta specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. There are a number of reasons to choose our team when you have damage to your home or business.

Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment


We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week


We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies


We Bill the Insurance Directly – One Less Thing for You to Worry About


We are Locally Owned and Operated- Which Means We are Able to Respond Quicker with the Right Resources.

Our Team is Trained


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. We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.

If you have questions about fire, storm or water damage give us a call SERVPRO of Valdosta (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

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

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.

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.

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 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.