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How often should an office be deep cleaned and disinfected?

5/10/2022 (Permalink)

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It can’t be stated enough how important it is to have your office space deep cleaned. 

COVID-19 has shifted how we view hygiene and how often cleaning popular surfaces is encouraged. Office cleaning should include cleaning:

  • Hard to reach places
  • Vents, Baseboards, Windows, etc
  • Disinfecting office furniture
  • Office floors
  • Desks/Counters
  • Regularly used screens

 Regular Office Cleaning

Regular office cleaning should occur weekly and consist of cleaning desks, dusting surfaces, taking out the garbage, and wiping down tables. These are things that individuals can do on their own to help maintain the office’s overall presence.

Deep Office Cleaning

Deep cleaning is recommended to protect your health and safety. A deep clean from a certified service provider can help knock out harmful bacteria. Cleaning of this caliber would require office cleaning services.

 At SERVPRO, our certified technicians are available to help business owners take on professional cleaning projects in your office building. We’re trained to clean your HVAC system and air ducts and perform odor removal. Contact us today for more information!

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience water damage, we’re here to help!

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience water damage, we’re here to help!

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

Ways to Protect Vacant Properties

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Vacant buildings are typically the product of a slow economy or recession. If buildings don’t have occupants, personal property, or businesses in them, this can cause problems and complications if not properly handled. If your building isn't being protected by security, it is susceptible to experience some sort of damage. Every year, thousands of vacant buildings experience millions of dollars in property damage due to fires, thieves, soilage, and vandalism. Building owners can protect their properties by taking several steps. 

Alarm Systems

Alarm systems can be an affordable option to protect your property. There are many variations and options on alarm systems that get the job done. Putting a sign up on your property that indicates that you have an alarm system can be a strong deterrent from thieves however it is recommended that you actually purchase one. Another alternative to an alarm system would be to hire security to watch after your building at night. 

Frequent Check-Ins

Make sure you go to your property at least once a week. Make sure the area is clean of debris, cardboard, and scrap wood. Inspect property frequently to make sure it is clean and secure. Also, make relationships with surrounding business owners. Relationships like this will make it more likely that neighbors will also look after your property when you aren’t around.

Lightening

Keeping your property well lit can give it the impression that it isn't vacant. This will scare thieves away from breaking in at night. This can be a costly way of protecting your property, however, you can also purchase motion censored lights so that when there are motions near your property the lights can automatically come on. Be sure to place lights high up to prevent them from being taken down or stolen.

To best protect your investment, it is vital to maintain your property accordingly to avoid property damage. If your vacant building or property does experience damage from fires, water damage, or mold, our trained technicians at SERVPRO can mitigate this issue properly.

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience water damage, we’re here to help! 

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience water damage we’re here to help!

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

Tips for Spring Storm Preparedness

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Severe spring weather does not only bring lots of rainfall, but it can also result in power failures, loss of communication services, and infrastructural damage.

 Hence, it’s important to know how to keep yourself and your family safe when a spring storm hits.

 Here are some steps you can take to prepare for a spring storm:

Stock Up All Essentials

 Before a brutal spring storm hits, the first thing to do is stock up on all essentials, including food, water, medicines, and hygiene items. Ideally, you should have three days' worth of supplies in your home.

 Make sure your pantry is stocked with non-perishable items, so in case you lose power, you don’t have to worry about your food getting spoiled.

 Also, don’t forget to buy food and water for your pets as well!

Prepare An Emergency Kit

 Ensure that you have easy access to anything you might need during an emergency by preparing an emergency kit.

 The kit should include first aid items, snacks, and water, flashlights with extra batteries, waterproof matches, candles, blankets, and sleeping bags.

 It’s a good idea to waterproof the items in your emergency kit and put them in a small suitcase if you need to leave in a hurry.

Create A Communication Plan

 It’s pretty common to lose cell reception during a spring storm. Plus, if the storm lasts long, your phone’s battery may run out too.

 Therefore, it’s essential to plan with your family about how you can connect during an emergency.

 Write down all important family phone numbers and emergency numbers and designate an out-of-town contact to reconnect everyone in case you get separated.

Insulate Your Windows

 If the temperature is expected to dip for 4 hours or more, you should take precautions to protect your home from spring storm damage.

 Windows can be drafty at times, allowing cold air to come in and warm air out. Hence, make sure you seal your windows with an insulation kit well before the storm arrives as chances are that your heating system might not work properly.

Takeaway

 Preparing for a spring storm in advance can protect you, your family, and your home from severe damage.

 However, no matter how much you prepare, there’s still a chance of something going wrong.

 But don’t stress, because SERVPRO, the #1 cleanup and restoration company specializing in spring storm damage, is here to help.

 Get in touch with your local SERVPRO today!

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

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How To Get Rid Of Mold In Your Bathroom

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Did you just discover mold in your bathroom? Well, you’re not alone.

The humidity in a bathroom creates an excellent atmosphere for mold to thrive.

However, many people are unaware of how to clean bathroom mold properly.

If you're also dealing with this issue, then be sure to follow our mold removal and prevention tips.

  1. Use Bleach

When it comes to removing mold from a bathroom, store-bought cleaners can be really handy.

Chlorine bleach is a good place to start.

Follow these steps:

  • Start by liberally spraying the cleaner directly over the moldy grout.
  • Allow at least 30 minutes for the bleach to work.
  • Using a firm brush, scrub the area.
  • Finally, use warm water to rinse away the gunk.

However, make sure your bathroom has enough ventilation throughout the process since bleaches are potential irritants.

[Important Tips: Open your bathroom window, wear a mask and rubber gloves, and turn on the bathroom fan]

  1. Make Your Own Mold Removal Solution

White vinegar is also a good alternative if you want to steer clear of strong chemicals.

To use the vinegar, pour it directly into a spray bottle. It doesn't need to be diluted in any way because it's most effective when it's not.

After spraying the vinegar, it’s preferable if you don’t rinse it away for lasting effects.

Although the odor is unpleasant, it usually dissipates after 1-2 hours. To assist the stench to go away faster, open a window or put on a fan.

However, if you find the stench to be overpowering, you can employ the services of any company specializing in odor removal services for additional protection against nasty molds.

  1. Prevention Is Better Than Cure

We know that cleaning mold can be a taxing task for many, especially given the busy routines in today’s fast-paced world.

So, how can you save yourself from the extra labor of cleaning unsightly bathroom mold? The answer is as simple as preventing it from forming in the first place.

Controlling moisture is the key to preventing most molds.

So, ensure good ventilation and fix any leakages in your bathroom. You can also use a sponge to remove water from your shower stall or bathtub.

Additionally, be mindful that damp bathroom items such as towels, bathmats, and shower curtains are ideal mold breeding grounds. Wash them regularly and allow them to air dry after each usage.

If feasible, you can also use water-resistant paint on your bathroom walls. Consider using paints that contain mold-repelling antimicrobial chemicals.

Parting Thoughts

Mold removal is a time-consuming process, but it is necessary for your health and to keep your bathroom sparkly clean.

Adequately cleaning your bathroom on a regular basis is a crucial step in preventing mold accumulation. Our expert team at SERVPRO can assist you in keeping your bathroom in pristine condition – now and always.

Isn’t that just what you want?

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

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All You Need To Know About Smoke Damage

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

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If you have ever read up on wildfires, you may be aware that it's not the fire that causes the most damage.

Instead, it's the smoke!

Even after the flames are extinguished, the smoke is still there, often existing in a visible or invisible state, wreaking havoc.

Wondering how smoke damage can be hazardous?

Stay with us as we decrypt the lesser-known facts about smoke damage.

Types of Smoke & The Damage They Cause

 Smoke isn't just the white smog that rises when you take a puff from your cigarette.

Instead, it can exist in various forms, as described below:

  • Wet Smoke

 With an overpowering and unpleasant odor, wet smoke fumes arise due to burning plastic or rubber at a low temperature. Wet smoke exists in a greasy, sticky form, and can be quite cumbersome to clean.

  • Dry Smoke

 In contrast, dry smoke results from the burning of paper and wood at high temperatures. However, dry smoke exists in a powdery form that is easier to clean, but these tiny particles can hide in porous furniture.

  • Protein Smoke

 As its name suggests, protein smoke arises from burning organic matter and food. This smoke type is usually invisible but can cause paint discoloration and emit a powerful unpleasant odor.

  • Fuel Smoke

 Fuel smoke arises due to the burning of petroleum. However, fuel smoke is quite visible and can leave an unsightly stain on walls.

Smoke Damage On Home Structures

 Smoke consists of different acidic elements, primarily carbon and sulfur, that can be devastating for your home.

Here's how the smoke damage types mentioned earlier can affect your home's appeal and furniture.

  • Corrodes Metal

 Smoke can cause permanent damage to metal accessories in your home. Anything ranging from doorknobs to metal pipes can get tarnished or corroded due to smoke.

Furthermore, damage to the home's pipes can ultimately cause leakage and water damage.

  • Causes Discoloration

 Smoke can easily cause discoloration to porous materials in the home, such as wood, plastic, curtains, upholstery, and marble – basically, all those essential items to make countertops and kitchen tiles.

  • Creates Stains

 Smoke can even stain the wall coverings and carpets. In fact, the leftover acidic residue may eat the entire wall coverings.

  • Foul Odor

 Smoke odor can be unpleasant, and if the soot is stuck in your clothes, the smell may settle forever.

  • Damages Furniture

 Porous furniture like cabinets and hardwood floors are the best place for the smoke to hide. If the smoke residue exists in a powdery form, you can expect small particles to hide under the surfaces, making the remediation process extremely tough.

Takeaway 

Smoke damage isn’t something you can ignore. After all, it can negatively impact your life in ways more than one.

In case your home has been subjected to smoke damage, contact SERVPRO – #1 in the cleanup and restoration industry as well as specialists in fire and smoke damage. 

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

When Should I Call a Mold Removal Specialist?

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

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What happens when there is a forecast of rain, snow, or a storm? 

We look up – specifically to the roof – to keep us and our facility protected. 

In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a business's first line of defense against relentless weather conditions is its roof. 

Not only does a strong roof help your business establishment exist for generations to come, but it also tells your customers that you are diligent, professional, and mean business.

Ultimately, your customers’ perception of your business and revenues are affected by the condition and strength of your roof, and your business's ability to ride through storms – figurative and legit.

To keep your roof in top shape, you need frequent inspections. Exactly how often should you get the roof inspected? 

Here’s all you need to know.

How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof

The magic number is two. 

It would be best if you got your roof inspected twice each year. Once, before the onset of rainfall or snowfall season. 

National Roofing Association approves the sound advice of inspecting twice each year.

New Roof versus An Old Roof

The general rule of thumb is to inspect your business' roof twice.

But if your roof is old, you must perform an inspection at least every three months. 

Although frequent inspections sound a lot of work, they are imperative as they can be the step that protects both your business and the belongings inside the business.

When Should You Inspect Your Roof?

While two annual inspections are enough, some special conditions require extraordinary measures. 

For instance, after an episode of strong winds, downpours, or hailstorm, your business' roofs can become susceptible to wear and tear. Since a leaky roof can lead to basement flooding too, due diligence during difficult conditions is important.

Moreover, harsh weather conditions, including strong heat, create fault lines that cause concern.

Therefore, having enjoyed your time in the rain or snow, be sure to give your roof a health check.

How To Inspect Your Roof

Frequent inspections require an eye that can detect details. 

So, for a quick check-up, you can simply look for any peeled-off paint, MOLD, WATER DAMAGE, or fault lines. These are vital checkpoints to determine if your roof needs additional professional care.

DIY or Hiring A Professional?

Hundreds of blogs and thousands of business owners cannot decide whether to give their business's roof a quick inspection or hire a professional.

Inspecting the roof by yourself is a good exercise.

But to be one hundred percent sure about your business’s roof, it is advisable that you contact a professional roofing inspection company that is experienced and understands your business and its roof. After all, how can you take a chance on something that literally hangs over your head?

Parting Thoughts

Now that you know when to inspect your business’s roof and contact a professional, the next step is to get a professional roof repairing and restoration company like SERVPRO to do the difficult work for you.

Contact SERVPRO to get all your roof restoration and remediation needs covered now! 

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

How Often Should My Business Get Its Roof Inspected?

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

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What happens when there is a forecast of rain, snow, or a storm? 

We look up – specifically to the roof – to keep us and our facility protected. 

In fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that a business's first line of defense against relentless weather conditions is its roof. 

Not only does a strong roof help your business establishment exist for generations to come, but it also tells your customers that you are diligent, professional, and mean business.

Ultimately, your customers’ perception of your business and revenues are affected by the condition and strength of your roof, and your business's ability to ride through storms – figurative and legit.

To keep your roof in top shape, you need frequent inspections. Exactly how often should you get the roof inspected? 

Here’s all you need to know.

How Often Should You Inspect Your Roof

The magic number is two. 

It would be best if you got your roof inspected twice each year. Once, before the onset of rainfall or snowfall season. 

National Roofing Contractors Association approves the sound advice of inspecting twice each year.

New Roof versus An Old Roof

The general rule of thumb is to inspect your business' roof twice.

But if your roof is old, you must perform an inspection at least every three months. 

Although frequent inspections sound a lot of work, they are imperative as they can be the step that protects both your business and the belongings inside your business.

When Should You Inspect Your Roof?

While two annual inspections are enough, some special conditions require extraordinary measures. 

For instance, after an episode of strong winds, downpours, or hailstorm, your business' roofs can become susceptible to wear and tear. Since a leaky roof can lead to basement flooding too, due diligence during difficult conditions is important.

Moreover, harsh weather conditions, including strong heat, create fault lines that cause concern.

Therefore, having enjoyed your time in the rain or snow, be sure to give your roof a health check.

How To Inspect Your Roof

Frequent inspections require an eye that can detect details. 

So, for a quick check-up, you can simply look for any peeled-off paint, mold, water damage, or fault lines. These are vital checkpoints to determine if your roof needs additional professional care.

DIY or Hiring A Professional?

Hundreds of blogs and thousands of business owners cannot decide whether to give their business's roof a quick inspection or hire a professional.

Inspecting the roof by yourself is a good exercise.

But to be one hundred percent sure about your business’s roof, it is advisable that you contact a professional roofing inspection company that is experienced and understands your business and its roof. After all, how can you take a chance on something that literally hangs over your head?

Parting Thoughts

Now that you know when to inspect your business’s roof and contact a professional, the next step is to get a professional roof repairing and restoration company like SERVPRO to do the difficult work for you.

Contact SERVPRO to get all your roof restoration and remediation needs covered now! 

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

4 Top Extension Cord Fire Safety Tips

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

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4 Top Extension Cord Fire Safety Tips

Almost every home has an extension cord, right? 

To make the most of your available outlets in your house, it's likely that you use an extension cable or power bar. But did you know that every year 3300 home fires are caused by extension cords? 

Yes, that’s right. 

You sure want to protect your loved ones and property from devastating fires, right? 

Then, embrace the following 4 top extension cord safety tips: 

1. Never Exceed Wattage Rating 

Each extension cord has a specified power it can carry. This quantity is called amperage or wattage rating. 

You should avoid using extension cords with power-hungry appliances or plugging many electrical devices into a single extension cord. 

On the other hand, if you think your appliances will require higher amperes, buy extension cables that have been rated to handle such wattages. 

2. Keep An Eye Out For Damages 

It is vital to check the condition of your extension cord and inspect the whole length to ensure that there aren't any punctures or breaks in the insulation. 

If you spot any problem, please don't make an effort to repair them yourself by taping them back together using electrical tape. Damaged extension cables pose multiple threats, even leading to electrical fires. 

In this circumstance, replacing them is the most prudent course of action. 

3. Proper Storage 

When extension cables are in use, they generate heat. If the wire is exposed, this might be hazardous to the user. Thus, the coating around the wiring is essential when it comes to extension cord safety. 

When storing extension cords, wrap the cord loosely to avoid bending or twisting the wires, which can damage the wires and create a fire hazard. 

4. Avoid Using Multiple Extensions 

Have you ever tried to use an extension wire only to discover that the outlet is still too far away from your appliance? At some point, you must have considered using another extension cord to cover the gap. 

This is not a very safe approach as you run the risk of overloading the extension cable. It can lead to overheating the cord and the wall socket in some cases, which poses an imminent threat of an electrical fire! 

Alternatively, you can consider using an extension cord of a longer length. 

Takeaway

Electrical fires can be catastrophic, leading to loss of life and property. 

Follow the above-mentioned top safety cord extension tips to minimize accidents and safeguard all that matters to you. In case you have experienced fire damage, give us a call for your quote at 706-866-5646.

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!

5 Best Ways to Clean Mold from The Walls in Your Home

3/14/2022 (Permalink)

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5 Best Ways to Clean Mold from The Walls in Your Home

Mold is a type of fungi that grows in the form of multicellular filaments. 

It produces allergens and irritants, which lead to several health problems. That’s not all. Mold also adversely impacts the aesthetics and environment. Plus, it weakens the structural integrity of your home. 

Hence, if you have a mold problem, you need to resolve it as soon as possible. Period. 

So, how can you clean mold? 

Here are five tried and tested ways of cleaning mold effectively: 

1. Use Bleach and Water: The Old School Method 

This old-school method requires rubber gloves and an N95 mask, so you do not end up breathing or touching the mold. Pour a mixture of bleach and water over the mold. 

Use a heavy-duty sponge or scrub brush to scrub until the mold disappears completely. 

This method is ideal for concrete walls, but it is physically draining. 

2. Turn To Vinegar and Mold 

Black mold can be killed rather easily through vinegar. Its odor dies out fairly quickly, and it can be used on both non-porous and porous surfaces. 

Here’s how to go about cleaning: 

? Pour white vinegar into a spray gun. 

? Spray on the mold surface. 

? Leave it for an hour. 

? Then, wash it clean with water. 

? Allow the surface to dry. 

3. Removal Through Hydrogen Peroxide 

Hydrogen Peroxide is an easily accessible, anti-fungal chemical. It can be safely used on kitchen appliances and counters, tubs, and on toilet sanitary. 

Before beginning the cleaning process, just spray concentrated hydrogen peroxide on an inconspicuous surface to see if the concentration is not too high. 

If all is clear, spray the chemical on the target surface and then scrub the surface. Leave it for 10 minutes, then wipe the surface dry. 

4. Spray Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties – no wonder it is a highly-effective mold remover. 

All you need to do is add two cups of water and one teaspoon of the oil into a spray bottle, then spray on the surface. Later wipe the surface dry. 

5. Disinfect With Grapefruit Seeds Extract 

Citric acid within the grapefruit kills the mold naturally. Thus, it works as a perfect deodorizer and disinfectant too. This is how to go about cleaning mold with grapefruit extract: 

? Take one cup of water and ten drops of grapefruit. 

? Pour them into a spray bottle. 

? Shake the bottle thoroughly and spray onto the surface. 

? Wipe it off clean after a few minutes. 

Professional Mold Cleanup Service Available On-demand 

Mold can cause allergic reactions and make the places that matter to you a living hell. 

Want a prompt, effective, and professional mold cleanup? 

Get in touch with SERVPRO, the pros at mold removal and remediation.

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

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Common Causes Of Commercial Space Fires

2/23/2022 (Permalink)

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Every 23 seconds, a fire department in the U.S responds to a fire alarm. Yes, that’s right! 

But that’s not all. 

Over 100,000 fires occur in commercial buildings annually, costing over 2 billion dollars in damages. Let all of this sink in for a moment. 

Fire is a significant hazard to people's lives and properties – there’s no doubt about it. 

Despite this, we seldom consider the possibility of a fire occurring at our place of business, right? 

The truth is, even with the most robust fire prevention training and policies in place and the best fire suppression equipment, a fire might still break out. 

Why? 

Here are some of the most common causes of commercial fires: 

Faulty Wiring 

Electricity has inherent fire danger. 

Old or defective wiring, overloaded circuits, unsecured connections, broken fuses, uneven electrical outputs can lead to overheating or sparks that cause a fire. 

When you first move into your new workplace, ensure that all wiring is in order. Moreover, conduct regular maintenance checks to avoid any sort of mishaps. 

Smoking 

Smoking kills in more than one way. In fact, one of the most common causes of fires is the improper disposal of burning cigars or cigarettes. Cigarette buds thrown in the garbage can easily ignite a fire. 

To reduce this danger, make sure that smoking prohibition is strictly enforced on office premises. 

Cooking Equipment 

Restaurants generally spring to mind first when you think about commercial kitchens. However, they are not the only place with a kitchen! 

Whether it is a school cafeteria, hospital or nursing home diner, or even a commercial breakroom, these are extremely high-risk zones. 

From flammable oils, high temperatures, and gas to electrical equipment, such as microwaves, countless items can set off a fire. 

Make sure anyone who uses cooking equipment must be fully trained in fire prevention and control and no flammable objects are left unattended. 

Any Flammable Material 

It's impossible to eliminate all flammable products from a building. 

Effective storage and usage of flammable liquids, including glues and solvents, is critical for fire safety since they are prone to combust if not properly kept and utilized. This also applies to any other potentially harmful substances such as paints and chemicals. 

In risk assessments, it's critical to keep an eye out for potential fire hazards. 

Takeaway

Has your workplace been affected by fire? 

Don’t worry. SERVPRO is here to help you! 

As the pioneer in the cleaning and restoration industry, we specialize in immediate fire damage restoration. 

From removing smoke to clearing soot from walls, carpets, and upholstery, we do it all, ensuring there’s minimal disruption in your business. 

Isn’t that just what you want? 

Here at SERVPRO we always want to help you put your best foot forward to avoid any fire, water, or mold damage. In the event that you do experience water damage, we’re here to help!

Give us a call for your quote today at 706-866-5646

From Fort Oglethorpe to Varnell, Cohutta to Praters Mill, or anywhere in between, we take pride in serving your neighborhood! We are a locally owned and operated franchise with employees dedicated to providing a quality customer experience!