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Moisture Meters Provide Greater Accuracy

9/15/2023 (Permalink)

Moisture Meter SERVPRO of Mobile County uses moisture meters to test surfaces for water.

The moisture meter isn't just a device; it's a game-changer. It enables us to assess the extent of water damage with unparalleled precision, helping us make informed decisions about the restoration process. Whether it's a burst pipe, a leaky roof, or flooding, the moisture meter provides us with real-time data that guides our actions.

When it comes to different surfaces like sheetrock and flooring, the moisture meter's versatility shines. For sheetrock, we gently press the meter against the surface, allowing it to measure the moisture content. This insight informs us if the sheetrock can be dried in place or if more invasive methods are necessary.

Flooring, on the other hand, demands specialized attention. We use non-invasive meters to scan the surface without causing damage. This method helps us understand the moisture levels beneath the surface, guiding us in making informed decisions about drying techniques and potential replacements.

Moisture meter empowers us to uncover hidden water damage, prevent mold growth, and restore your home. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we're not just restoring properties; we're restoring peace of mind. With the moisture meter leading the charge, you can trust us to bring your space back to life, drier and safer than ever before.

Let Us Handle Your Biohazard Cleanup Needs

9/1/2023 (Permalink)

When faced with biohazard cleanup needs, it's crucial to prioritize safety, professionalism, and compassion. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we specialize in providing expert biohazard cleanup services that ensure the well-being of your property and those affected. Allow us to shed light on what constitutes a biohazard and how our dedicated team can assist you during these challenging times.

Biohazardous situations involve the presence of biological materials that pose a potential threat to human health. These include but are not limited to blood, bodily fluids, tissues, chemicals, and even situations involving hoarding or unattended deaths. Attempting to clean up such situations without proper training and equipment can put you at risk of exposure to pathogens and contaminants. That's where our experienced professionals step in.

We understand the sensitivity and urgency of biohazard cleanup needs. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to respond promptly to your call. Our technicians are highly trained in biohazard cleanup protocols and equipped with advanced tools to ensure thorough and safe remediation.

We approach every situation with care and empathy, recognizing the emotional toll that biohazard incidents can take on individuals and families. Our team works discreetly and professionally, ensuring that the affected area is cleaned, sanitized, and restored to a safe condition.

Biohazard incidents require specialized attention, and our team is here to provide the comprehensive cleanup services you need. Let SERVPRO of Mobile County take care of the cleanup, so you can focus on healing and moving forward.

Dry Floors Faster with the Mat System

8/25/2023 (Permalink)

Mat System in Use SERVPRO of Mobile drying flooring with the Mat System.

When it comes to restoring water-damaged flooring, precision and efficiency are important. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we've taken restoration to the next level with our innovative Mat System.

Imagine having your water-damaged flooring dried efficiently and thoroughly without the need for extensive tear-out or disruption. The SERVPRO Mat System makes this a reality. This system employs a combination of powerful vacuum technology, controlled air movement, and strategically placed mats to extract moisture directly from the flooring material.

The SERVPRO Mat System can reduce drying time by up to 30% compared to traditional methods. This accelerated drying process not only minimizes downtime but also reduces the risk of secondary damages such as mold growth and structural compromise.

The mats are carefully positioned over the affected area, creating a seal that allows for maximum moisture extraction. The vacuum technology then pulls moisture from the flooring, while controlled air movement promotes evaporation. This approach tackles both surface moisture and moisture hidden within the flooring layers.

The Mat System is a testament to our commitment to providing top-tier restoration solutions that not only save time and money but also deliver superior results. When you choose us, you're choosing a team that embraces advanced technology to restore your property with precision, speed, and excellence. 

The Esporta Washing System

8/14/2023 (Permalink)

Esporta The Esporta Washing System will leave your clothes clean and sanitary.

We understand that restoring what matters most goes beyond mere cleaning – it's about preserving memories. The Esporta Washing System redefines the concept of clean, ensuring your treasured belongings are not just cleaned, but revitalized.

Imagine your cherished items – from clothing to soft furnishings – impeccably restored to their preloss condition. This innovative system utilizes hydraulic pressure and specially formulated detergents to eliminate contaminants, bacteria, and odors from a wide range of materials.

From smoke-damaged sports gear to water-soaked heirlooms, it has salvaged items that were previously deemed irreparable. This goes beyond physical restoration; it's about preserving the essence of what matters most to you.

At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we're not just restoring items – we're restoring lives. The Esporta Washing System encapsulates our commitment to providing you with top-tier restoration, while safeguarding the memories that make your life extraordinary.

The Importance of Flood Cuts in Remediation

8/14/2023 (Permalink)

Flood Cuts SERVPRO of Mobile County making flood cuts after water damage.

When water damages your home and you have water in your walls, we employ a strategic technique known as "flood cuts" to ensure thorough and effective remediation.

What are flood cuts? Flood cuts involve removing a section of drywall above the water-damaged area. While it may sound counterintuitive, this method is rooted in practicality and science. Water has a sneaky way of seeping into spaces that are not immediately visible, causing hidden structural damage and fostering mold growth. By making a flood cut, we gain access to these concealed spaces, allowing us to accurately assess the extent of the damage.

Why do we do this? Flood cuts facilitate proper airflow and ventilation during the drying process. This reduces the chances of residual moisture and mold spores lingering in inaccessible areas. By acting swiftly and making calculated flood cuts, we prevent potential long-term issues that could compromise the structural integrity of your property and the health of its occupants.

We prioritize your safety and the integrity of your property. Trust us to go beyond the surface and ensure a thorough remediation process that leaves your property truly clean, dry, and secure.

Make Sure Your Restoration Company is IICRC Certified

8/14/2023 (Permalink)

We believe in setting industry benchmarks and prioritizing the highest standards of service for our customers. This commitment is reflected in our IICRC certification, a mark of excellence that sets us apart.

The IICRC, or Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is a globally recognized organization that establishes and upholds the best practices within our industry. Achieving IICRC certification requires rigorous training, comprehensive examinations, and a commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements. When you choose SERVPRO of Mobile County, you're choosing a team of professionals who have not only met these rigorous standards but continue to exceed them.

But why does IICRC certification matter for you, our valued customer? Simply put, it assures you that you're entrusting your property to experts who possess the knowledge, skills, and ethical practices necessary to deliver top-notch results. With our IICRC certification, you can rest easy knowing that every step of the process – from assessment to restoration – is carried out by individuals who understand the science behind our work.

Furthermore, IICRC certification speaks to our commitment to your satisfaction. We adhere to a strict code of ethics, ensuring transparency, honesty, and integrity in all our interactions. You deserve nothing less than the best, and our IICRC certification reflects our dedication to providing you with exceptional water restoration hat stand the test of time.

Call SERVPRO of Mobile County After Any Storm

8/2/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles in Rain We are ready to help 24/7.

In the aftermath of a storm, the emotional toll can be just as overwhelming as the physical damage to your home or business. At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we understand the heartache and distress that come with seeing your cherished spaces in disarray. Our commitment goes beyond restoration; it's about helping you regain a sense of normalcy and peace.

When the winds howl and the rain pours, your sanctuary can be turned into a battleground. The memories and aspirations tied to your property can seem threatened. It's in these moments of vulnerability that our highly trained and empathetic team steps in. Our technicians are not just experts in storm damage restoration; they're compassionate individuals who recognize the value of every item and every corner of your space.

Choosing SERVPRO of Mobile County means entrusting your storm-damaged home or business to a team that genuinely cares. Your space is more than just walls and floors; it's a part of you, and we're here to help you rebuild both physically and emotionally.

Difference Between Mitigation and Remediation

6/21/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles SERVPRO of Mobile County's Vans Parked outside a mitigation job.

Mitigation and restoration are two important terms when it comes to dealing with property damage. While they are related, they have distinct differences that home and business owners should be aware of.


Mitigation refers to the immediate actions taken to minimize further damage and loss after an incident occurs. This can include steps like extracting water, boarding up windows, and drying out affected areas. The goal of mitigation is to prevent the damage from worsening and to create a safe environment for restoration work to take place.


Remediation is the process of addressing and resolving the damage that has already occurred. It involves the actual repair, restoration, and cleaning of the affected areas. Remediation may include tasks like structural repairs, mold removal, smoke odor elimination, and content restoration. The goal of remediation is to restore the property to its pre-damaged condition.

In summary, mitigation focuses on preventing further damage, while remediation focuses on repairing and restoring the property after damage has occurred. Both are essential steps in the recovery process and often work together to ensure a successful restoration.

At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we specialize in both mitigation and remediation services. Our trained professionals are equipped with the expertise, equipment, and resources to effectively handle all aspects of the restoration process. From mitigating immediate damage to providing comprehensive remediation, we are here to help you navigate through any property disaster. 

Tips to Keep Your Carpet Looking Beautiful

2/17/2023 (Permalink)

Carpet is a popular flooring option for many homes, but it requires proper care to keep it looking new. Here are some tips to help you properly care for your carpet:

  1. Vacuum regularly - Regular vacuuming is essential to remove dirt, dust, and other particles that accumulate in the fibers of your carpet. This will help to prevent the buildup of dirt, which can cause damage and fading over time.

  2. Spot clean spills immediately - Spills and stains can quickly ruin the look of your carpet. It is important to act quickly to remove any spills before they have a chance to set into the fibers. Blot the spill with a clean cloth, then use a stain remover specifically designed for the type of stain.

  3. Use a carpet protector - A carpet protector is a spray that you can apply to your carpet to help prevent spills and stains from setting in. This can be especially helpful if you have children or pets in your home.

  4. Have your carpet professionally cleaned by SERVPRO- Professional carpet cleaning should be done at least once a year to remove deep-seated dirt and grime. A professional cleaning will also help to refresh the look of your carpet and remove any allergens or pollutants that may be present.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your carpet stays looking new and fresh for many years to come.

Remember to Check Your Fire Extinguisher!

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

Fire Extinguishers It is important to regularly check fire extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers are a crucial part of fire safety in any building, and it is important to regularly check them to ensure they are in good condition and ready to use in the event of an emergency. Failing to do so can lead to serious consequences, including the spread of fire and injury to occupants. 

First and foremost, it is essential to check fire extinguishers for expiration. Fire extinguishers have a limited lifespan and must be replaced after a certain period of time to ensure they are still effective. An expired fire extinguisher may not work properly or could even fail to discharge, putting lives and property at risk in the event of a fire. Checking the expiration date of fire extinguishers is a simple process, and can be done by reading the manufacturer's label or checking the serial number against a database.

It is also important to check fire extinguishers for damage. Fire extinguishers can be damaged in many ways, including physical impact, exposure to harsh chemicals or extreme temperatures, or prolonged exposure to moisture. A damaged fire extinguisher may not work properly, or could even become a hazard if it leaks or discharges unexpectedly. To ensure fire extinguishers are in good condition, it is important to regularly inspect them for any signs of damage, including dents, corrosion, or cracks.

Checking fire extinguishers for expiration and damage can also help to maintain compliance with fire safety regulations. Failing to check fire extinguishers can result in penalties and fines, and could even lead to legal liability in the event of a fire.

Regularly checking fire extinguishers can also save time and money in the long run. By ensuring fire extinguishers are in good condition, businesses can avoid the cost of replacement or repair in the event of a failure. It can also minimize the risk of fire, reducing the potential for property damage and liability.

Checking fire extinguishers for expiration and damage is an important aspect of fire safety and should not be overlooked. Regularly checking fire extinguishers can help ensure they are effective, maintain compliance with fire safety regulations, and save time and money in the long run.