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Fire Damage in Fairhope, AL

10/19/2023 (Permalink)

Fire restoration is a critical service that often becomes necessary after a devastating house fire. SERVPRO of Baldwin County plays a crucial role in helping homeowners restore their homes to their former glory. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate, and efficient fire restoration services to help families rebuild their lives.

When a home in Fairhope is affected by a fire, the restoration process typically unfolds in several key stages:

  1. Assessment and Inspection: The first step is a thorough assessment of the damage. Our team of professionals in Fairhope work closely with homeowners and insurance companies to evaluate the extent of the fire, smoke, and water damage. We create a detailed plan to restore the home, outlining the scope of work, timeline, and estimated costs.

  2. Safety and Cleanup: Safety is a top priority. Before restoration can begin, SERVPRO of Baldwin County will ensure that the structure is safe to enter. We also handle the cleanup, removing debris and soot, and addressing water damage caused by firefighting efforts. Any structural damage is identified and repaired.

  3. Smoke and Soot Removal: Smoke and soot can infiltrate every nook and cranny of a home. Our team will use specialized equipment and cleaning methods to remove smoke residue, which can be both unsightly and hazardous to health.

  4. Odor Elimination: Lingering odors from the fire can be quite stubborn. SERVPRO of Baldwin County will employ advanced deodorization techniques, such as ozone treatments and thermal fogging, to effectively remove these odors and improve indoor air quality.

  5. Structural Restoration: Once the home is cleaned and odors are eliminated, the restoration process begins. Our team will work diligently to repair and rebuild damaged areas, including walls, ceilings, flooring, and structural components. The goal is to restore the home to its pre-fire condition or better.

  6. Content Restoration: In many cases, personal belongings, furniture, and valuables within the home may also have been damaged. Our team will often provide content restoration services, including cleaning, repair, and storage of items until the home is ready to receive them again.

  7. Repainting and Finishing: After structural restoration is complete, our construction team will repaint and finish the interior to match the homeowner's preferences. This phase aims to return the home to its former aesthetics.

  8. Final Inspection: The restoration project concludes with a thorough inspection to ensure that all work has been completed to the homeowner's satisfaction. This includes verifying that the home meets safety and building code requirements.

SERVPRO of Baldwin County understands the emotional toll a house fire can take on families, and our team of professionals will work with compassion, respect, and efficiency to help homeowners through this challenging time. We aim to not only restore the physical structure but also provide a sense of comfort and security to those who have experienced such a traumatic event.

Homeowners in the close-knit community of Fairhope have often and continue to rely on SERVPRO of Baldwin County to help restore their homes, bringing a sense of normalcy and hope back to their lives after a devastating fire.

Water Damage in Antique Store

10/18/2023 (Permalink)

Our client recently experienced a damage at their retail business. This store is renowned for its unique collection of vintage furniture, rare collectibles, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia that had been lovingly curated over the years. The business is a true gem in the heart of the community, attracting locals and tourists alike.

Daphne, like many towns along the Gulf Coast, is known for its beautiful bay views and warm, humid climate. However, it was precisely this climate that presented a constant challenge for these business owners.

One day this past summer, a heavy rainstorm passed through Daphne. While it wasn't unusual, this particular storm was different. It brought torrential downpours, with the raindrops seeming relentless in their determination to drench the town.

Inside the store, the owners watched as the rain pelted against the windows and roof. They had always been cautious about potential water damage, having installed a state-of-the-art drainage system around the building and maintained the roof diligently. However, the storm was proving to be fiercer than anyone could have anticipated.

As the rain continued to pour, water began seeping in through the roof and around the windows. The owners rushed to move their priceless antiques to higher ground, desperately trying to protect their beloved inventory. But, despite their best efforts, some items were already damaged, and the water continued to infiltrate the store.

Panicked and overwhelmed, the owners called SERVPRO of Baldwin County for help. Our team arrived promptly and we immediately began combatting the water damage. We began extracting the inches of standing water that had spread throughout the 8,000 square foot building. As the hours passed,  the storm began to subside and the water damage was brought under control. We placed large air movers and dehumidifiers to help with the drying process and tarped the roof. But, our client was left with a number of valuable antiques that were now in need of repair or restoration. It was a heartbreaking sight for a family that had poured their heart and soul into the business for decades.

The community rallied around the owners, offering their support in the days and weeks that followed. SERVPRO of Baldwin County began repairing the property first with the water mitigation then with the building restoration and construction while we also began restoring the damaged antiques. The owners also took this opportunity to strengthen their store's defenses against future water damage, ensuring that their beloved business would remain resilient in the face of adversity.

In the end, the story of water damage at this business became a testament to the strength and unity of a small town like Daphne. The owners emerged from the ordeal with a renewed sense of determination, and their business has continued to thrive, becoming not just a treasure trove of antiques but a symbol of the resilience of a tight-knit community on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Mold Remediation at a Business in Gulf Shores

10/18/2023 (Permalink)

Our client recently experienced a significant mold issue at their business in Gulf Shores, AL.

In the hot and humid climate of Gulf Shores, mold spores began taking root and spreading throughout the building. It all started due to a unnoticed leak in the attic area above an unused closet. But it quickly began creeping along the walls, the ceilings, and the wooden beams.

Our client began to notice a musty odor that no amount of cleaning or air fresheners could mask. They knew they had a problem. Something had to be done, and quickly.

They decided to call in the experts in mold remediation. They contacted our company, SERVPRO of Baldwin County, a local company renowned for our expertise in dealing with mold issues. The team from SERVPRO arrived promptly, ready to tackle the mold problem head-on.

The first step was a thorough inspection. Our team at SERVPRO of Baldwin County donned our protective gear and meticulously combed through the entire restaurant, identifying the extent of the mold infestation. It wasn't limited to just the closet; it had spread through the ventilation system and had taken hold in various nooks and crannies of the building.

With a comprehensive plan in place, the remediation process began. The affected areas were sealed off, and air filtration devices were set up to prevent further mold spore dissemination. Skilled technicians donned protective suits and used specialized equipment to safely remove the mold. The contaminated surfaces were cleaned, sanitized, and, where necessary, replaced. The entire ventilation system was disinfected and restored to its proper working order.

It was a grueling process, but SERVPRO of Baldwin County was relentless in our mission to return the business to preloss condition so that the business could reopen. Throughout the remediation process, we maintained open communication with our client, assuring them that they would soon have their beloved business back in pristine condition.

After several days of hard work, the mold was eradicated. Our client decided to take the opportunity to make some renovations and enhancements to the business, giving it a fresh, inviting look that would attract even more customers. The grand reopening was a remarkable success, with locals and tourists flocking back.

Our client's business not only survived the mold invasion but emerged stronger than ever. We at SERVPRO of Baldwin County worked with our client to ensure the safety of their customers and the long-term success of their business. And so, the tale of mold remediation in a Gulf Shores business became a story of resilience, teamwork, and the indomitable spirit of a family-owned business on the beautiful shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Water Damage on the Eastern Shore

9/27/2023 (Permalink)

A storm, flood, or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate water removal is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in water removal and water damage cleanup, then providing water damage restoration to your residence.

Our customer-focused professionals will assess the residential water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the property damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the restoration of your home. Our top-notch people use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and perform water extraction of any standing water.

We recently assisted a family in Spanish Fort who experienced a water damage. While property damage can be stressful, our customer had a good experience thanks to our team. We received an email following the mitigation that said the following:

"We have had one of your crews in our home this week in Spanish Fort. I believe it's people who make all the difference. I answered my door and was greeted by Erica Goleman. She explained everything, with no pressure she said we are ready to work. They began, she was clearly in charge of the crew. She also made sure at the end of the day our home was clean and orderly. She followed up with another delightful young lady this morning. She is a credit to your company."

We are grateful for each member of our team. We have the experience and training to handle all your restoration and remediation needs, and we dedicated to helping our customers after property damage. 

Flooded Fairhope Home

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

We invest in the latest technology and equipment because it helps us restore your home more quickly and to minimize cost. This equipment allows us to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water quickly and efficiently. We also utilize professional-strength cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing products to cleaning and sanitize the affected water damage area for your comfort and safety.

Flooded Fairhope Home

Our team recently responded to a client that had suffered a water damage in their home. Our client discovered the water damage when stepping in water as they were getting out of bed one morning. Not a very pleasant way to wake up, but certainly a jolting one! Our client thought it may be a burst pipe or an overflow, but they could not find the source of the leak. They had previously contacted our team for restoration so our team provided assistance in locating the source of water intrusion once they arrived to the home. Using thermal imaging and other water detection tools, our team was able to quickly locate the source of water intrusion. Once the source was identified, it was able to repaired so that no additional damage would occur. In the meantime, our team performed the water restoration. Once the mitigation had been performed our reconstruction division stepped in to take over the second phase of the project - truly, making this water damage "Like it never even happened"!

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Restaurant Fire in Orange Beach

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

Fire at Orange Beach Restaurant

It's not a secret that residential fires increase around the holidays. The types of fires that occur are most often cooking and furnace related. While fires most often happen during the winter months, our area has experienced its fair share of commercial restaurant and condominium fires during the summer or peak tourist season. It only makes sense that the influx of visitors can result increased property damage as more properties are utilized in these months than in the off season. 

Our client recently contacted our company after a severe fire damage to their restaurant in Orange Beach, AL. A grease trap malfunction resulted in a fire that quickly spread throughout the restaurant. Luckily, there were no injuries as it happened after the restaurant had closed, but unfortunately for our client, the fire occurred just after the start of summer's busy season. 

We understand the stress that comes with fire damage to your business. Every hour counts.

After meeting with our client, the adjuster, and the consultant, our team immediately stepped into action so that our client could reopen as soon as possible. Working 7 days a week, performing reconstruction as mitigation was completing, and sectioning off areas as repairs were completed allowed our client to reopen quickly.

SERVPRO of Baldwin County

SERVPRO of Baldwin County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. 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. Call us: 251-928-9625

Mold Damage in Condominium

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Baldwin County, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Massive Mold Remediation in Orange Beach Condominium

2020 may be known to the rest of the world as the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in our area, we experienced the unique combination of an unprecedented pandemic and a catastrophic hurricane. The hurricane made landfall in Gulf Shores, AL on September 16, 2020. The very slow moving Hurricane Sally dumped rain and heavy winds on the Gulf Coast as it made its way slowly north. The main causes of damage to property? Wind-driven rain, roof damage and leaks, and storm surge. As a result of the heavy wind, many windows and sliding glass doors had to be replaced in condominiums dotted across the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

One client in particular did not have an easy repair process. Our client contacted us for an assessment after discovering water intrusion and mold throughout the units following a tropical storm in 2021. An industrial hygienist had previously been involved and provided a report showing abnormally high microbial growth throughout most of the units in the condominium. Included within the report was a protocol for how to remediate the damage along with a recommendation for the window contractor to repair the newly installed windows. 

Performing the protocol was a massive undertaking as over 100 units were affected. Our team worked around the clock to have the units sanitized and ready for occupation. When the project was completed, our client told us that this project was the perfect example of why his association is glad to have a relationship with SERVPRO of Baldwin County.

SERVPRO of Baldwin County

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Baldwin County can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. If condominium suffers a mold damage, call the professionals: 251-928-9625

Flooded Daphne, AL Home

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Using advanced water removal and drying equipment and scientific drying principles to get your property dried quickly, we document the drying process to validate your home or business is ready. 

Flooded Daphne, AL Home

A client recently experienced a massive residential water damage during their summer vacation. The damage was caused by an ice maker line that ran unnoticed while our client and their family were out of town. When they arrived back after being gone for 5 days, they immediately noticed a musty smell as soon as they opened the door. The water had traveled through the kitchen to the living and dining rooms and to 4 additional rooms in the house. The wood floor had started cupping as the water saturated the planks. We immediately started working to mitigate the damage. We assessed what could be restored or salvaged and removed whatever materials that could not be. Following this, we began drying. Each day we returned to assess the drying and to remove and re-position the equipment as drying goals were reached. Our reconstruction division began promptly afterwards with the rebuild phase. When we were finished, our client was ecstatic telling our team, "This is like new!"

SERVPRO of Baldwin County

We live and work in this community, too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Baldwin County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be. If your property suffers a property damage, call: 251-928-9625.

Flooded Factory

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Male employee building containment This water loss was caused by a supply line. Here our team is building a drying chamber.

We’re the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration for commercial industries from hospitals and schools to hospitality and retail facilities.

Flooded Factory

Our client recently suffered a water loss inside the manufacturing section of their factory. Luckily, the water damage only affected a small portion of the factory in the production area; however, like most factories, the volume of the production area was very large. Our team immediately responded and determined two items that needed to be addressed immediately: establish safe work area for factory employees (as it was in the production area) and reduce the size of the area needed to be mitigated in order for the damage to dry more quickly. Our team quickly got to work building a drying chamber which accomplished both as can be seen in the photo. Our client was able to maintain production once safety had been established and the area reached drying goals much more quickly by reducing the amount of time required to mitigate the property.

Choose SERVPRO of Baldwin County

With more than 50 years of experience, we’ve earned the reputation as a trusted leader in the restoration industry and specialize in fire and water damage, specialty cleaning, mold, and so much more. If you suffer a property damage, contact: 251-928-9625.

Flooded Pediatrician's Office

8/19/2022 (Permalink)

Your commercial property says a lot about you to potential clients and customers. You want to build trust and present your business or public space as a safe, clean place to be. This is especially true if you are in the healthcare industry.

Flooded Pediatrician's Office

Our client recently experienced a major water damage as a result of ground water intrusion. Ground water is considered category 3 water or "black" water. It is highly unsanitary and grossly contaminated. This type of water can carry organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, and other toxic organic substances just to name a few. Because of this, special preparation must be taken to mitigate the property. Of course, the last place this needs to happen is the pediatrician's office! 

Our team responded immediately after receiving a call from our client. In sensitive matters such as this, it is imperative that your restoration firm be IICRC certified with WRT and ASD IICRC certified employees providing and overseeing the services being rendered. We mitigated the property in accordance with IICRC guidelines which did the following:

  1. Assisted in achieving the dry standard
  2. Ensured that a safe environment is created for all inhabitants. 

Following a thorough sanitization and mitigation, our reconstruction division phased in and took over the remainder of the project. Our client was ecstatic that we were able to take the guesswork out of searching for a contractor minimizing the time their business was closed, but also that the facility had been mitigated properly and it was safe for their staff and patients to return.

Call SERVPRO of Baldwin County

Our highly-trained professionals understand your need to keep business going, even after an emergency. That’s why we offer flexible solutions, working after hours or around the clock to complete your restoration project. If your business suffers a water damage, contact: 251-928-9625.