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Prevent Lighting Fires From Damaging Your Home | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

6/5/2024 (Permalink)

multiple lightning strikes off in distance of dark purple night sky If you are dealing with smoke or fire damage from a recent fire, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

Indoor fires can be prevented and combatted with the right safety equipment and planning. However, there are also external causes of house fires that may put you at greater risk.

Lightning-related damage may seem rare, but in 2022, they caused $952 Million in U.S. insurance claims. These strikes are powerful enough to knock down trees and spark fires inside and out.

To show just how common this is, lightning strikes over 6,000 times every 60 seconds. This means that everyone should take steps to prepare for lightning strikes, especially before storms arrive.

What Is Lightning?

Lightning is a high concentration of electrical current that connects the clouds in the sky to the ground. Lightning is usually associated with thunderstorms, but it can also occur during wildfires, winter storms and in extremely dry conditions, known as “dry lightning.”

Dry lightning occurs without rain and is known to cause wildfires more frequently than any other kind of lightning strike. This threat changes as seasons do, but we must be prepared for it due to the severity and frequency of this disaster.

Protecting Your Home From Lightning Fires

When a fire starts from lightning, you may not notice it immediately as the fire may start in the attic or walls. A loud, explosive sound, black spots on your walls or the smell of smoke are signs that you should call the fire department immediately.

Consider installing a lightning rod that will direct the electrical energy away from your home to better prevent lightning fires. Additionally, you can have an electrician install an entire home surge protector to reduce the risks of your appliances or wiring sparking flames.

When Lightning Strikes Nearby

Lightning is a frequent cause of wildfires, but different areas face different peak seasons for these kinds of fires. On average, around 9,000 fires originate through lightning, and the flames are often more dangerous due to the high heat impact of the strike.

Protect your home by creating defensible zones that will prevent the fire from spreading to your structure, and install smoke detectors in every bedroom, on every floor and in the kitchen to have full coverage from this disaster

If your home suffers fire damage, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville right away! Our expert team is trained to handle fire cleanup and restoration, and we provide 247 availability so that you always have someone to turn to when disaster strikes.

Have you experienced smoke or fire damage in your home? Call us today to get the restoration finished fast.

Know What to Do When You Spot a Leak | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

5/31/2024 (Permalink)

a person tightening a pipe under a bathroom sink If you have any water damage, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville. We have the tools and experience to handle any job.

A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water annually. That much water would have been enough for 180 showers! Knowing what to do as soon as you notice a leak inside your home is crucial not only for saving water but also for avoiding costly water damage.

When you spot signs of a leak in your Lawrenceville home, do you know what steps you should take first? There are a few important actions to take to prevent a water emergency from getting any worse.

Many disastrous water emergencies are brought on by a small leak that turns into a bigger issue. Homeowners should understand what they can do around the house to stop this leak in its tracks. It all starts with knowing where the water is coming from:

Identify your problem. Understanding how to spot the clues of a water leak is the best way to prevent expensive water damage. To identify where your water problem is stemming from, check for discoloration, the sound of water dripping or wet spots. As soon as you find the source of your issue, you can begin taking action to keep the leak from worsening.

Turn off the source. Once you have found the root of your issue, you’ll need to turn off the water supply to your home. Knowing where your main water valve is and how to turn it off is essential when any water emergency pops up on your property. Turning off appliances such as faucets, showers and toilets is another way you can find the source of your leaks.

Check your water meter. After turning off all sources of water, you can check your water meter to see if water is still dripping. The flow indicator on your meter can help you determine if water is still running somewhere in your home. If the indicator is still moving, there is a leak present somewhere in your home or your lawn.

Clean up what you can. After locating the source of your leak, you might find a puddle of water or other wet areas. Ensuring the area where your leak occurred is dry can help limit water damage. Cleaning and sanitizing these areas can help prevent mold and mildew from growing as a result of moisture as well.

Contact the experts. Some damage brought on by water leaks may be too much for you to treat on your own. It might be essential to contact a restoration expert to help clean up any leftover damage. A team like SERVPRO® can rid your home of standing water and return your property to its preloss state.

If your home is damaged by a leak in the home, call upon the water restoration experts at SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville. We have the tools to clean up any water left over by a leak.

Why SERVPRO® Is the Right Choice For You | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

4/4/2024 (Permalink)

a group of employees with restoration tools walking away from SERVPRO van No matter what type of disaster you face, SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville are only a phone call away.

Because we are independently owned and operated, we can relate to the hardships that you as a business owner face. There are countless things that you have to account for in order to succeed, and an unexpected disaster could put you off track or out of business.

We can’t just wave a magic wand and prevent these events from occurring, but we can be prepared for them.

Aside from the physical damage that businesses suffer, we know that home damage is also a serious problem that many Americans face. To make sure your home is ready, you should make an effort to practice an emergency plan. This process is started by discovering the disasters that we most often see here.

Our American Red Cross does more than providing disaster relief; they’ve compiled this website to help with general disaster preparedness.

In Georgia, we see severe storms come through and get trapped in the mountainous region, dumping thousands of gallons of rainwater on our region every year. You should take a look at this site put together by our state government aimed at preparing Georgians for natural disasters.

If you’re a business owner, homeowner or both, odds are that you’ll face damage from a disaster eventually. However, it’s most important for you to get started on your restoration immediately so that you can avoid extensive damage that happens over time. Here are some reasons why we should be your choice:

Why Choose SERVPRO?

We understand that no two situations are alike. Even though damage that needs restoration is frequent in our country, every situation is unique.

To further that point, over 14 million homes face significant flooding risks annually, but each home will suffer varying levels of damage. Thankfully, we have experts who specialize in all kinds of damage so that you’re covered from anything and everything. In every case, we customize assistance based on the unique factors that affect you.

We are available 24 hours a day. In terms of restoration, it’s a requirement to act quickly. Not only will this have you back in your home or business sooner, but it will also help prevent the damage from becoming more severe over time.

When water is able to seep inside, it can begin to damage furniture, drywall and flooring almost immediately. Even worse, when water is left unaddressed, it can sprout immense amounts of mold that can weaken the structure of your home. This is why we’re on call 247 and always ready to assist you with your needs.

We provide more than simply damage restoration. In addition to restoring the damage around your property, we can take responsibility for everything else you might need as well.

Our team can help you pack up valuables to prevent more destruction, and we are always happy to speak with your insurance agent to ensure you’re covered. Our goal is always to provide the best assistance we can to make this heartbreaking process go a lot smoother.

Whatever kind of disaster you face, your local team at SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville has your back! Our experts use industry-leading equipment and years worth of knowledge to get you back in your home or business as soon as possible.

When you suffer damage to your home or business, it’s important that you know who to call! Contact us today to get restoration started faster.

Choose a Professional Team When Unexpected Disaster Strikes | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

12/29/2023 (Permalink)

a person standing in a part of a house that is now completely destroyed after a fire Choosing the right professional team when an unexpected disaster strikes, is the first step to a fast recovery.

The shock and strain that result from an unforeseen disaster can be debilitating. It can be challenging to know where to begin, but in circumstances like this, quick thinking is essential!

You can act fast when you have a crew like SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville at your fingertips right away following an incident like this.

We understand the importance of a timely restoration, not only to get you back in your house or place of business as soon as possible but also to stop further damage from occurring.

An expert restoration partner is the solution to a disaster. From the moment you give us a call, your restoration journey begins.

Here are some reasons why swift recovery efforts are essential and why our crew is the best choice for the job:

Why Is a Rapid Response Vital?
When a fire unexpectedly erupts in your workplace or your home is flooded due to a plumbing failure, you require immediate repairs for a number of reasons.

Once your property’s structural integrity is compromised, the damage will only worsen with time.

Quick action is also necessary to ensure home and business owners experience as little downtime as possible, saving you time and money!

We’re Available Day or Night
Despite your best efforts, calamity can strike and inflict significant damage out of the blue. That’s why our restoration services are available 24/7!

We can answer all emergency calls and start gathering the materials required for your repair project.

We are available day or night to help you pick up the pieces after a disaster—even on holidays.

We Have a Ton of Experience Under Our Belt
At SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville, our team has a wealth of experience in handling damage of all sizes. We are aware of the various weather concerns, such as floods, wildfires and tornadoes, that can impact our community. We can also handle situations like the aftermath of a fire, a mold-infested bathroom or a water-damaged basement.

Our team can inspect your home or business and execute an effective restoration plan to return it to its pre-disaster condition. No matter the severity of the damage, we can be at the scene quickly to start the recovery process. When disaster strikes out of the blue, our crew will be ready to get you back on track.

Contact SERVPRO for quick and professional restoration.

Our Team Can Recover Your Fire-Damaged Home | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

10/30/2023 (Permalink)

a white house roof completely engulfed in flames from a fire If your home is damaged by fire or any other reason, SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville is ready and able to repair all damage.

House fires are a dreaded emergency that no family should have to suffer from. There are multiple hazardsscattered throughout your home that could create flames when you least expect them. A fire can erupt in any room of your home at any time of day.

While many homeowners work hard to prevent household fires, some can’t be prevented. A wildfire or other unintentional fire can rip through in only a few minutes and leave your home damaged by smoke and flames.

After a house fire, your home most likely will not be safe to live in, and restoration should begin immediately to prevent further destruction. Our team can be on the scene quickly to inspect the fire damage and come up with a solution to get you and your family back to a safe home.

Your home’s restoration journey begins as soon as you get in touch with us. Here’s a look at what sets our processes apart from other restoration companies:

Fast Response and Recovery

When it comes to fire damage, there’s little time to wait around! After you contact us, we can be at your home immediately to inspect the damage and determine the extent of the damage. And since our emergency services are available 24/7, we can be there day or night.

To make sure no more damage can occur, we board up any missing windows or walls and tarp up damaged roofs. Some homes are left with water damage after a fire due to the use of a firehose. To make sure you don’t have any additional issues on your plate, we start the water removal and drying process right away!

Smoke and Soot Removal

Smoke and soot are only two of the elements that make a home unsafe and unpleasant to live in after a fire. We use specialized techniques and tools to remove smoke from your walls, ceiling and floors.

Smoke can also leave a nasty smell lingering after a fire, so we make sure to remove any odors and leave your home smelling fresh again.

Smoke and flames can also ruin clothing, furniture and any other belongings inside your home. We have a “restore vs. replace” mentality, and we will work hard to clean and disinfect to get your belongings back to their pre-fire state.

Damage Restoration

The final step in our restoration process is returning your home back to its pre-fire condition. This includes carrying out any minor repairs, such as repainting, installing carpet or replacing damaged drywall.

Some homes may be more severely damaged than others, requiring extra rebuilding efforts. Our team will work hard to reconstruct entire rooms, your roof or any other area that requires a little extra investment.

One of our biggest goals throughout the entire process is to keep homeowners updated every step of the way. So, as we work to restore your home to its former glory, we’ll keep you in the loop till the very end. Once our work is done, you and your family can return safely to your damage-free home.

We are the team to call if your home or business suffers a fire emergency. Don’t wait—give us a call!

Consistency Is Key With Fire Safety | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

10/4/2023 (Permalink)

an interior living room showing signs of smoke rising toward the fire alarm on ceiling SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville is your local fire damage restoration company. Contact us 24/7.

Upkeep is a top priority when it comes to protecting your home or workplace from flames. Whether you run a family or a business, a lot can change over time! Regularly maintaining your property and educating your personnel or family about fire safety procedures will help you stay on top of fire precautions.

When owning a business, you onboard new personnel often. Each year, your team will consist of new employees who won’t be familiar with the current fire safety measures your workplace adheres to.

The same can be said about owning a home, too! The members of your home will need to be reminded of crucial fire prevention measures as they get older.

As the head of your household or the owner of a business, you’ll need to practice consistent fire precautions as well. From changing the batteries in your smoke alarms to updating your fire evacuation plan, there are plenty of ways to stay on top of fire safety!

Maintain Your Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are a vital tool, but when they aren’t working as intended, they are useless! The NFPA states that nearly three of every five home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that weren’t working.

To ensure your smoke alarms are doing their job, make sure to test them at least once a month and replace your batteries once a year, if needed. Some newer models come with batteries designed to last until the expiration date, but still check them regularly.

The manufacturer date should help you know when your alarm needs to be replaced. You should make a point of replacing your alarm 10 years after that date, so it would be helpful to go ahead and set a reminder so you don’t forget!

Routinely Practice Your Fire Escape Plan

A regularly updated fire escape plan is a must in both residential and commercial properties. If there are any changes in your house or business facility that might affect a quick escape, you should revise your strategy to reflect these adjustments.

Your escape plan should be practiced multiple times throughout the year to ensure everyone understands where they need to go during a fire. You don’t want to unintentionally leave anyone behind!

Keep Your Property Clutter-Free

Organization in every room is another way to ensure your home or business is clear of the clutter that could get in the way during a fire emergency. While residential and commercial clutter can show up in different ways, cleanliness is essential in both settings.

It’s important to keep clutter out of the way of any fire exits or flammable materials. Additionally, a property that is clear of papers, dust, boxes, clothes and any other items that take up space can give fire less to work with if flames ignite.

If flames leave your home or business with damage that needs repairs, we are the team to contact. We can return your property to its pre-fire condition as soon as possible.

When It Comes to Your Business, We’re at Your Service | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

9/26/2023 (Permalink)

a dark brown section of carpet showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville your local, reliable commercial restoration company dedicated to the fast recovery of your business.

Running a business takes so much of your valuable time. When you don’t have a spare moment to worry about cleaning or restoring your commercial space, call in the experts to get the job done!

Our SERVPRO® professionals are equipped with the right tools for the job—no matter how big or small. Wondering what all we can help you with? Read on for an overview.

Commercial Cleaning Services
When cleaning becomes more than what your regular janitorial staff can handle, we step in to help.

Have carpet in your office or on the sales floor? Heavy traffic can make carpeting look dirty over time. Fortunately, our professionals have the equipment to deep-clean carpeting to make it look like new again.

Specialty Cleaning Services
When there’s a smell you can’t quite remove on your own, SERVPRO can help. We specialize in finding the root cause of the odor and *removing*—not masking—it. Masking the odor doesn’t remove it completely, and we don’t believe in doing half the work.

Our highly trained SERVPRO technicians can also handle sewage, biohazardous material and vandalism. Get rid of the unsightly graffiti on your exterior walls pronto!

Need especially sensitive services? We are available 24/7 to clean up backed-up sewage and bodily fluids whenever the occasion arises.

Commercial Restoration Services
As a leader in commercial restoration, SERVPRO responds quickly to your call. While we’re locally owned and operated, we’re also backed by a national network inclusive of thousands of franchises and many resources.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville can handle fire, water and mold emergencies. In our area, that can include workplace-related fires or even wildfire damage sparked by heat and sometimes-dry conditions. No matter the source, we have the advanced techniques and tools needed to restore the damage.

Aside from fires, storms are one of the biggest threats in our area. And when a tornado or even a severe thunderstorm rolls through, your business can be damaged and even knocked out of commission. When disaster strikes, we’re here to help.

Whether you need a routine cleaning for your business, some specialty work or restoration following a storm, SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville is the company to call. Our technicians are ready to be dispatched every hour of the day, seven days a week.

The Realities of Residential Electrical Fires | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

an electrical power cell with a black power cord starting to catch fire SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville is your local fire and smoke damage restoration team. Reach out to us 24/7 for a fast response.

Many pictures may spring to mind when you think of a house fire. A blazing stove, a candle that was left unattended or a cigarette that was not properly extinguished are just a few of the prevalent causes of house fires.

Another image that might pop into your head is an electrical fire. Whether sparked by a faulty electrical socket or an overloaded power strip, these fires are dangerously common in households.

Like any other house fire, the threat can be eliminated through mindfulness and understanding where and why these flames might ignite. Here are a few facts and prevention tips to remember to keep electrical fires at bay:

The Facts on Electrical Fires

Electricity is unquestionably necessary for houses, but its strength and risk should also be considered. Around 51,000 electrical fires are ignited annually in the United States, with over 500 fatalities as a result, making it one of the leading causes of house fires.

Electrical distribution, appliances, lighting and cooking equipment are a few of the common causes of electrical fires. These fires are most prevalent in bedrooms or the attic, but electrical fires can break out in every single room of the home as long as hazards like faulty wiring or frayed electrical cords are present.

A Danger That Can Largely Be Eliminated

Knowing what might create electrical flames is the first step in preventing them. To put your knowledge to use, you need to first assess your own house in order to develop a preventive strategy tailored to the electricity you frequently use.

If your home uses appliances such as a dryer or a refrigerator, they must be plugged directly into the wall. Avoid using power strips or extension cords since these appliances are much too powerful for them.

While extension cords are a useful and convenient tool, they create a significant hazard when misused. Read the instructions that came with your cord and avoid running it under furniture or carpet. And if your cord feels hot or looks damaged, it’s best to throw it out!

Regular electrical maintenance is another key way to prevent any emergencies in your home. Be sure to have any electrical work done by a qualified professional to ensure your home meets local standards.

If a fire damages your home, call on a team that can recover your home fast! We can be on the scene quickly to restore your property.

SERVPRO Is Your Silent Business Partner | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

8/7/2023 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

Keeping a business going requires all the help you can get. When you own a business or manage a property, you know you need every hand available in order to keep things running smoothly. A major disruption to your company or a loss can be devastating. 

The good news is that your retail space, rental property or manufacturing facility has a silent built-in partner right here in your backyard. SERVPRO® is locally owned and are prepared to carry the burden of emergency planning and deep-cleaning for you. It’s like having an ally that is invested in your business and your business success plan. 

Large loss recovery. Among the top reasons businesses suffer losses are natural disasters such as fire, storms and flooding. These events have caused crushing financial damages across the United States, something we have certainly felt in Georgia after a tornado has swept through. SERVPRO offers highly trained professionals who are ready to respond 24⁄7 with proven emergency recovery methods. We can reduce the time you are away from your business and get your company back on track. 

Emergency Ready Plan. There is never a wrong time to plan, and when you have a clear emergency plan, your recovery time begins long before a natural disaster or other catastrophe strikes. We can write a plan tailored specifically to your company’s needs that can include everything from alternate work locations to temporary vendors and a detailed chain of command. Our plans are ready when you say go, keeping your company moving forward no matter what you may face. 

Cleaning of all kinds. While you may know us as the disaster professionals, SERVPRO has been cleaning for a long time. Our professional cleaning service goes deeper than traditional cleaning services and covers your business from floor to ceiling. Whether you have general cleaning needs like carpets or high traffic areas, or specialty needs like trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal, we can clean it all. 

Restoration services. Storms in Georgia can get severe pretty quickly, which can lead to flooding or a burst pipe in an extreme temperature drop. Or maybe your new coworker tried to make a nice warm lunch and caused a fire in the office kitchen. As a business owner or property manager, you will run into a variety of reasons for needing restoration services, and we can cover them all. SERVPRO of North Lilburn can remove water or reconstruct any damage that may have been done. 

Industry specialization. SERVPRO has been around a long time, and we have studied all the ins and outs of the commercial enterprises around our area. We have learned all the unique needs that can occur and there isn’t a business we can’t help. In many cases, we can even restore an area while you keep your business moving, and in our small towns, we know how important keeping a company running can be. 

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville to get the job done. Contact us todayto get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business. 

Our Team Can Recover Your Fire-Damaged Home | SERVPRO® of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville

8/1/2023 (Permalink)

a white house roof completely engulfed in flames from a fire If your home is damaged by fire or any other reason, SERVPRO of North Lilburn and North Lawrenceville is ready and able to repair all damage.

House fires are a dreaded emergency that no family should have to suffer from. There are multiple hazards scattered throughout your home that could create flames when you least expect them. A fire can erupt in any room of your home at any time of day.

While many homeowners work hard to prevent household fires, some can’t be prevented. A wildfire or other unintentional fire can rip through in only a few minutes and leave your home damaged by smoke and flames.

After a house fire, your home most likely will not be safe to live in, and restoration should begin immediately to prevent further destruction. Our team can be on the scene quickly to inspect the fire damage and come up with a solution to get you and your family back to a safe home.

Your home’s restoration journey begins as soon as you get in touch with us. Here’s a look at what sets our processes apart from other restoration companies:

Fast Response and Recovery

When it comes to fire damage, there’s little time to wait around! After you contact us, we can be at your home immediately to inspect the damage and determine the extent of the damage. And since our emergency services are available 24/7, we can be there day or night.

To make sure no more damage can occur, we board up any missing windows or walls and tarp up damaged roofs. Some homes are left with water damage after a fire due to the use of a firehose. To make sure you don’t have any additional issues on your plate, we start the water removal and drying process right away!

Smoke and Soot Removal

Smoke and soot are only two of the elements that make a home unsafe and unpleasant to live in after a fire. We use specialized techniques and tools to remove smoke from your walls, ceiling and floors.

Smoke can also leave a nasty smell lingering after a fire, so we make sure to remove any odors and leave your home smelling fresh again.

Smoke and flames can also ruin clothing, furniture and any other belongings inside your home. We have a “restore vs. replace” mentality, and we will work hard to clean and disinfect to get your belongings back to their pre-fire state.

Damage Restoration

The final step in our restoration process is returning your home back to its pre-fire condition. This includes carrying out any minor repairs, such as repainting, installing carpet or replacing damaged drywall.

Some homes may be more severely damaged than others, requiring extra rebuilding efforts. Our team will work hard to reconstruct entire rooms, your roof or any other area that requires a little extra investment.

One of our biggest goals throughout the entire process is to keep homeowners updated every step of the way. So, as we work to restore your home to its former glory, we’ll keep you in the loop till the very end. Once our work is done, you and your family can return safely to your damage-free home.

We are the team to call if your home or business suffers a fire emergency. Don’t wait—give us a call!