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SERVPRO of Marietta West Restores Homes and Businesses After Storm Damage

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

aerial view of flooded homes SERVPRO of Marietta West is an industry leader in the storm restoration field. Give us a call today (770)428-5467!

When a storm disaster strikes, it’s time to call in the professionals that can make it “Like it never even happened.” Restoration professionals you can trust to get the job done right, the first time and stands behind their work no questions asked. You need to call SERVPRO of Marietta West, your locally owned and operated SERVPRO franchise. SERVPRO is known nationwide for its emergency support to regions ravaged by storm damage. Whether it’s tornadoes in Nashville, TN, hurricanes in Houston, TX, or wildfires in Santa Rosa, CA, SERVPRO is always here to help. SERVPRO has over 1,700 franchises nationwide, strategically placed, so that you are never more than a phone call away from the best restoration company in your area.

SERVPRO of Marietta West is no stranger to storm damage. We have helped our customers and the greater Kennesaw/Marietta community recover after major storms and isolated weather events for over seventeen years, restoring our customers' property to preloss condition and helping businesses get back up and running after storm damage. Our technicians are highly trained and certified professionals. They undergo extensive background checks, training by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning Restoration Certification (IICRC), and SERVPRO’s proprietary continued education programs, to ensure that SERVPRO of Marietta West technicians are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and experienced enough to handle any size disaster.

What To Do and What Not To Do After Storm Damage

What to do after a home flood? Mopping and blotting are good ways to remove excess standing water and saturated materials. Wood furniture can be wiped down to remove excess water, be sure to remove tabletop items like lamps and pictures, so the surface can be wiped down thoroughly. Aluminum foil or wood blocks can be placed between furniture legs and wet carpeting, and wet upholstery and cushions should be removed and propped up to allow them to air dry. Your air conditioner can be turned up to the maximum to help circulate air and help dry your property during the summer or warmer months. Painting, sculptures, and other artwork should be removed and stored in a safe, dry place. Colored rugs should be removed from wet carpeting to prevent leaching and staining. Any loose items on the floor should be gathered and stored in a safe dry place as well.

What not to do after a house flood? Do not use your household vacuum to suck up water, unless it is specifically rated to handle wet vacuuming. Electrocution and damage can result from using a household vacuum to remove water from carpets, upholstery or other saturated surfaces. TV and other household appliances are also electrocution hazards and should not be turned on. When safe, unplug or remove the power source of electronic devices that have been exposed to moisture. Wet ceilings pose both electrical and fall hazards. Do not turn on ceiling fans or lighting fixtures in rooms that have ceiling water damage and stay out of rooms with sagging ceilings. Do not leave colored items like books and magazines in contact with wet carpet, hardwoods, or other flooring, as they may stain the surface they are sitting on. Furs and other leather goods should be hung up to allow them to dry while other fabrics can be left laying flat  and allowed to dry. Do not leave wet fabrics in place because mold and mildew can result.

Contents Restoration Services Overview

Storm damage can be devastating to homes and businesses and SERVPRO of Marietta West is here to help. We specialize in restoring homes and businesses’s contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents, to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to additional cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned. 
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.

Move-Out/Pack-Out Services Overview

Homes and businesses that have been damaged by storm or other water events often require extensive restoration or cleaning. SERVPRO of Marietta West can conduct an organized, efficient, and safe move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including protecting items from potential damage, protecting contents from further on-site damage, and a quicker remodeling process. When the restoration portion of the claim is completed, SERVPRO of Marietta West will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your individual wishes and needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Contents Claim Inventory Services

When a storm event happens, the damage can make your stress levels go through the roof and often make you feel overwhelmed. We can help ease your stress and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate manifest of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Our Contents Claim Inventory Service Five Major Features:

  •  Pre-loss list and value of contents
  •  Detailed and accurate report
  •  Better information to settle claims quicker
  •  Assistance with burden of proof for claims
  •  Peace of mind when you need it most  

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

We live and work in this community, and we might even be neighbors! As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Marietta West is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events in the Atlanta Metro area. We are proud to be active members in the Marietta and Kennesaw communities and want to do our part to make these communities the best they can be. We are proud to serve Marietta, GA, Smyrna, GA, Kennesaw, GA, Fair Oaks, GA, Dobbins Air Force Base, GA, and Big Shanty, GA communities.

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