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Crawl Space Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality?

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician suited up in white PPE and inspecting a scrawlspace for mold. Crawl space issues? SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas can handle that.

When it comes to crawl spaces- we are most likely talking about dirt, rocks, beams, and duct work. But did you realize your crawl space can be negatively affecting the air you breathe in your home. Unwanted moisture in your crawl space can cause health risk for you and your family.

How does moisture get in?

Moisture accumulates in your crawl space because of high humidity, changing temperatures which leads to condensation. For this reason, it is important that the moisture content of your crawlspace is monitored properly. When moisture in your crawl space is not monitored, mold and rot will begin growing on beams, joists, and insulation.

When mold is growing beneath your home take action; up to 40% of the air in your home seeps up through the crawlspace.

In a nutshell, when your crawl space has a mold issue, your indoor air quality will be negatively affected in your home.

The Fix:
Crawl Space Encapsulation!
Crawl Space Encapsulation means that a crawl space is protected from moisture by using a vapor barrier on the floor and walls.

Why choose encapsulation?
Crawl Space Encapsulation allows you to control the environment; unlike open crawl spaces. Crawl Space Encapsulation allows you to keep that space closed off to outside factors as well as keep it at a steady and controlled temperature. Once crawl space encapsulation is complete your home is not only cleaner, but healthier for you and your family.

Want to learn more? Give us a call at
(912)285-0724

Pet Owners HVAC Maintance Tips

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

As a pet owner you are all to familiar with finding fur, dander and other leave behinds brought in by the dog or cat. From sweeping to mopping up the messes you stay pretty on top of the dander, right? One thing to keep in mind is your HVAC and how it is affected by animal fur and dander. To improve your HVAC and keep it running without any animal hair build up we have compiled a list of tricks to keep the air ducts fresh and vents clean.

1. Bathe your pets regularly.
Dirt and debris cling to your pets’ coats when they come in from outside. This dirt then transfers itself from their fur to your couch, the air, and eventually leading into the ductwork. Bathing your pets often cuts down on the pull ants being brought inside your home.


2. Clean your home often.
While bathing your pets will help, it will not eliminate the dirt entirely. Dust and mop often to keep your floors and furniture from building up too much dirt.

3. Change air filters.
Airborne hair and dander tend to accumulate very quickly in standard air filters. A clogged or blocked air filter can lead to poor indoor air quality. Change your air filter at least quarterly to ensure maximum efficiency.


4. Professionally clean your carpets.
Vacuuming and spot cleaning your carpets regularly will not get to those trapped allergens. Getting your carpets cleaned two times a year will cut down on dander and airborne particles.


5. Clean your air ducts.
Air ducts are the pathway for air to be circulated throughout your home. When those air ducts get clogged or coated in debris your indoor air quality decreases. Be sure your family is breathing the cleanest air possible by having your air ducts cleaned.

Pet owners have a lot of responsibility, especially if the pet is living indoors. Be sure to keep your home and indoor air quality top of mind with these helpful tricks.
Need to schedule a carpet cleaning or air duct cleaning? Give SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas a call today! (912)285-0724

The Hidden Danger of Clogged Dryer Vents

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Frustrated your clothes aren’t drying as fast as they used to? Beware of the possible hidden danger. Dryer vents can begin to get clogged with lint and other debris that are easily ignitable. Did you know that dryer vent fires are one of the leading causes of house fires in the U.S.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration clothing dryers are reported to cause an astonishing 2,900 home fires each year! With the leading cause of clothing dryer fires being neglect to having the dryers cleaned.

The U.S. Fire Administration also has some helpful tips for clothing dryer safety:

Cleaning:

  • Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry.
  • Clean lint out of the vent pipe every three months.
  • Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional; like SERVPRO. Especially if it is taking longer than normal for clothes to dry.

Maintenance:

  • Inspect the venting system behind the dryer to ensure it is not damaged or restricted.
  • Put a covering on outside wall dampers to keep outrain, snow and dirt.
  • Make sure the outdoor vent covering opens when the dryer is on.

Read more helpful dryer safety tips at USFA.

Along with being leaders in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas provide a wide variety of cleaning services like Dry Vent Cleanings!


Be proactive and schedule a dryer vent cleaning today! 

(912)285-0724

Storm Prep Seminar at Coastal Pines

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Ericka Walker presenting at Storm Prep Seminar. On the screen it reads “Hurricane Florence” Ericka Walker, Business Development Representative presenting at the Storm Prep Seminar on Storms that SERVPRO has helped with!

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas enjoyed speaking to the Waycross- Ware County community at the Storm Prem Seminar hosted by the Waycross- Ware County Chamber of Commerce on August 14, 2019, at Coastal Pines Technical College.

The Storm Prep Seminar was geared towards preparing the community for peak hurricane season. Even though Ware County is not at risk for hurricanes, we still experience strong winds, rain, and experience an overwhelming amount of evacuees from coastal areas. Jonathan Daniels with Ware County Emergency Management Agency spoke about the importance of getting a plan in place before the storm and identifying evacuation shelters. Ware County CERT was also a key presenter at the seminar. Ware County CERT Coordinator, Perry Blackburn spoke about the important role our CERT team plays in the community in preparing and helping community members understand the importance of emergency preparedness.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are passionate about preparing our local communities for peak hurricane season. This year we hosted our 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Event in Waycross- the event was a huge success and had many vendors.

Want SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas to host a Storm Prep Seminar at your office?

Give us a call today! 

(912)285-0724

Huge Success - 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness of Waycross

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

AirEvac Helicopter flys over SERVPRO tent and generator at the event. Successful 2nd Annual Event.

On Saturday, August 24 SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas hosted the 2nd Annual Emergency Preparedness Event of Waycross! The event was held on the front lawn at the Okefenokee Fairgrounds in Waycross. The event was designed to educate community members on the importance of getting prepared prior to emergencies; and to familiarize the community of first responders and other emergency response personnel that serve Ware and surrounding counties.

The event was a huge success and SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville, and Douglas passed out over 90 Hurricane Readiness kits. Carol Irvin, with the Department of Health and Safe Kids checked car seats and Ware County Sheriff's Office helped with making sure car seats were installed properly. Waycross Fire Department taught the importance of crawling under smoke to escape fires in their fire safety trailer.

We would like to thank all of the first responders that came out and set up interactive booths:

- American Red Cross

- Coffee/Atkins/Bacon County Amateur Radio

- Satilla Tree Surgeons

- SERVPRO

- SnoBiz of Waycross

- UGA Extension - Ware

- Ware County CERT

- Ware County DPH

- Ware County EMA

- Ware County EMS

- Ware County Fire Department

- Ware County Sheriff's Office

- Ware County 911

- Waycross Fire Department

- Waycross Police/SWAT

Another special thank you goes out to our food vendors like Sno Biz of Waycross and Rick’s BBQ of Waycross. Thank you for your support in our community.

We are thrilled with the community's interest and involvement in this event. If you are interested in joining our event next year please contact our Waycross office at 912-285-0724

Storm Surge for Coastal Georgia

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Update for Hurricane Dorian highlighting the risk of flash floods and life-treating storm surge across the east coast. 9/3 11:00 AM Update from the NOAA

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are on alert and preparing for local impacts as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is now expected to be a major hurricane and the current path is forecast to affect our local area. Our SERVPRO® teams are aware, organized and ready to pitch in once the storm passes.

Wind damage and flooding are likely to occur with this storm, and we are ready with the right equipment to help alleviate damage to property.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is prepared to assist you, our neighbors with any damage Hurricane Dorian leaves behind. We believe in our community and are always Here to Help!

Hurricane Dorian

9/3/2019 (Permalink)

Hurricane Dorian expected to bring wind and rain to the Coast of Georgia.

Imagine a windstorm blows through your town and you notice shingles or damage to your roof- with damage to roofing and or your windows allows outside environmental factors inside and can further damage your home. 

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas believes in restoring your preloss conditions. We understand the headache damage can be and the stress of being displaced. That’s why SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas works with you to make sure efficiency and safety is top of mind during your restoration projects.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is prepared to get your home back to preloss conditions by offering a wide range of services after wind damage. 

Storm Services:

- Emergency Storm Response

- Roof Tarping

- Window/Door Board Up

- Water Removal

- Reconstruction Services

- Document Drying

- Much More

We proudly serve several communities in South Georgia: Waycross, Hinesville, Douglas, Jesup, Blackshear, Alma, Patterson, Ludowici, Midway, and more!

Our SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville and Douglas team prides themselves on being Faster to Anysize Disaster! When you need us, we will be there to make it “Like it never even happened."

Give us a call today: (912)285-0724

Lightning Strike Causes Home Damage

8/29/2019 (Permalink)

Lightning is a natural phenomenon that occurs very often in South Georgia. Bolts can sometimes be greater than 100 million volts, in just one lightning strike! Lightning is one of the most deadly forces on the earth and can cause serious structural damages.

When lightning strikes your home or business, the most common place for a fire to start is within the attic. Attic fires spread fast with the insulation feeding the fire. Lighting can also cause electric fires.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are equipped to handle fire damages after lightning strikes. We are heading into the peak of hurricane season- if your home or business is damaged by lightning contact our office for a free assessment. We will walk through the claims process with you to ensure a stress-free claims process. 

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas offer fire restoration and reconstruction services. 

Contact us today (912)285-0724

SERVPRO - No Job Too Big!

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

There is no job too big for the SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas! We are well equipped to handle water, fire, and storm damages for 100 square feet to 500,000 square feet and beyond!

If your manufacturing plant is damaged don’t worry! SERVPRO is here to help get you back to business faster! We offer a wide range of restoration services as well as re-construction services. SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas are here in your community and offer 24-7 emergency response.

A great advantage of working with SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is we work with your insurance company and adjuster to make for a stress-free claims process. We understand this might be your first claims process and we can help ease the stress and burden of the overall claim. 

Learn more about our commercial services. 

Refrigerator Causes Water Damage

8/23/2019 (Permalink)

Could your refrigerator/ice maker cause damage? Truth is it could cause damage throughout your entire home! Refrigerators/Icemakers water supply line can disconnect spreading water throughout your house.  

How can this happen?

1. The supply line to your fridge or ice maker if not installed properly can disconnect. Homeowners are encouraged to have a professional to install the tubing. 

2. The supply line is aged and wears over time. Regularly check the supply line to check for corrosion or signs of damage. 

3. Small pinholes in the supply line. When installed there may be tiny holes in the supply line that go undetected for years, leading to gallons of water seeping into the home. 

What to do if your home is damaged?

1. Turn off the water until the leak is fixed.

2. Contact a water restoration professional like the SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas to properly dry out your home and to prevent further damages from mold and mildew. 

3. Re-install the fridge by a trained professional. 

Have a water damage? Give us a call.

(912)285-0724