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Only the Name has Changed

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

two men smiling for the camera in front of SERVPRO logo on wall Brothers and Co-Owners of SERVPRO of Mobile County - Christopher Mayhall on left and T. John Mayhall on right

Have you noticed the new name?  Well, we are here to assure you that nothing else has changed.  Christopher Mayhall entered the SERVPRO system nearly a decade ago when he purchased SERVPRO of South Mobile County.  His brother T. John Mayhall had the opportunity to join the franchise system in 2016 by purchasing SERVPRO of Mobile Northwest and North Mobile County.  Their father, Ray Mayhall, purchased SERVPRO of Southwest Mobile that same year.  Over the past four years, the operation has nearly doubled their number of employees and experienced exponential growth.  As they grew, the family-run operation transitioned from operating out of multiple locations to running under one roof.  In 2018, Ray began to transition out and retire, selling the Southwest Mobile license to T. John.  The dynamic brother duo forged ahead, adding new service lines and continuing to expand their business.  Through hard work and determination, they were able to quickly meet all the necessary requirements and receive approval from SERVPRO to operate under one consolidated franchise name.  We are happy to announce that moving forward, we will simply be known as SERVPRO of Mobile County!  One name, one purpose…Serving our community to the best of our capabilities and always being here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Coronovirus - Proactive Cleanup

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

gray background with closeup of viral cells We are here to take care of you! You can rest assured we will continue to remain available 24/7 for both your non-emergency and emergency needs!

As COVID-19 continues to spread and closures grow rapidly, we wanted to remind you that SERVPRO of Mobile County is always available to help you 24/7 should you need us.  We are highly trained and certified in specialty cleaning including biohazard contaminants.  

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call SERVPRO of Mobile County today at 251-343-0534.

Fire Heroes

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

When a fire occurs, it can be a terrifying experience.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we come in after the trauma has occurred, to begin the cleanup process and help you get your life back on track.  For many of our customers we are small heroes in their eyes as we clean and care for their personal contents and home.  We are there to help put the pieces back together, but we want to salute the REAL Heroes of Fire...our local Firefighters.  Each day these brave men and women put their lives on the line to save others and help save their homes and businesses.  We can only show them a small token of our gratitude, but it is our goal to make sure they know how much they are appreciated.  As part of that ideal, we started the SERVPRO Serves: Feeding Firefighters program in 2017.  Each month we pick one firehouse in the City of Mobile to receive lunch on us.  This year, we expanded the program to include neighboring municipalities in the Greater Mobile area.  In 2018, we also began a joint initiative with the City of Mobile Fire-Rescue to open fire stations to the public.  This program, known as Friday at the Firehouse allows kids of all ages to meet the firefighters, explore the trucks and tour the stations.  A different fire house is opened on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day and we are on hand to provide snacks, water and games.  It has been a great collaboration and we have had a blast!  We hope to continue to grow programs that build the relationship between our Fire Heroes and our community!

Dryer Vents and Fire

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

You may think that you have checked all the boxes when it comes to protecting your home from fire, but can you name the most overlooked source of home fires?  This culprit accounts for more than 2,900 home fires and $35 million dollars in property damage each year.  Would you be surprised to learn that we are referring to home dryers?  There are a variety of ways that dryers can inadvertently cause fires.  Not properly cleaning lint filters and dryer vents accounts for nearly 34% of those fires.  When was the last time you had your vents cleaned?  The general recommendation is that dryer exhaust vents be cleaned and inspected at least once a year to prevent buildup that could lead to a fire.  Those recommendations are based on a typical size household with standard use.  Commercial dryers or those used for more than the standard purposes should be cleaned more frequently. Did you know that SERVPRO of Mobile County offers dryer vent cleanings as part of our wide range of specialized cleaning services?  Give us a call today at 251-343-0534 to schedule your cleaning.

Post Construction Cleaning

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

Whether you are building a new commercial structure from the ground up, or simply taking on a long overdue renovation project, it is a big job!  The entire construction process can be lengthy, stressful and messy!  After the job is complete you may be left with an even bigger mess to cleanup before you get your business up and running.  Let SERVPRO of Mobile County take care of that headache for you.  Our full line of specialized cleaning services includes post-construction cleaning.  You wouldn’t hire a car mechanic to repair an airplane, so why hire a maid service to tackle the big stuff?  You need a specialist with the staff, equipment and techniques to handle a large job.  Our highly trained team members will clean every inch of your newly finished project and make it shine for your opening day.  As part of a national franchise system with over 40 years in the cleaning industry, SERVPRO of Mobile County knows how to deliver on our promise of outstanding results.  Call us today at 251-343-0534 for more information.

Commercial Mold Remediation

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

If you experience a mold issue in your business, there are many factors to think about it when it come to the remediation process.  Mold in a commercial facility can pose health threats to customers, employees and perhaps the public; depending on your line of business.  To protect yourself and your company it is important that you call in a certified remediation company to treat the issue properly.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are experts in every step of the process.  We can inspect, diagnose and design a treatment plan based on all IICRC standards.  Our team members have all undergone extensive training and received their IICRC certification for Mold Remediation.  It is important that you never try to take care of a mold issue on your own to ensure a healthy environment and eliminate the possibility of reoccurence.  You should call SERVPRO of Mobile County at the first sign of mold.  In the warm, humid environment of the Gulf Coast, a small problem can quickly multiply.  Removing visible mold is not always enough to remedy the situation.  Our experts can find the hidden mold as well and make sure it is removed and treated properly to prevent regrowth.  If you think you may have a mold issue in your business, contact us at 251-343-0534 to schedule an inspection.

Firenado

1/28/2020 (Permalink)

We all know what fire is and we all know what a tornado is, but have you ever heard of a Firenado.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we know just about everything there is to know about fire, but even this was a new one for us.  There is some disagreement as to the correct term for the occurrence, but it is basically a funnel of fire.  It has been referred to as a fire whirl, fire devil, fire swirl, fire twister, firenado or fire tornado.  The phenomenon is rare and occurs when there is a large, intense fire with rapidly rising heat and intense wind conditions.  These variables combine to create a unique vortex of swirling columns of flames.  Unlike tornadoes, these vortexes do not run from ground to cloud which is why the name Firenado or Fire Tornado isn’t considered to be the accurate label.  The vortex in a Fire Whirl is actually created from the heat rising rapidly combined with strong surface winds.  They may reach heights up to 150 ft. and temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. 

What Your Ducts Could Be Hiding

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Mold likes to lurk in hidden spaces.  Often, you may have no idea that you have a mold issue until you start to experience some of the nasty side effects including a bad odor.  One of the biggest problems with mold is how the structure allows it to spread very rapidly throughout your business.  When the spores become airborne, they are easily moved about by air flow and set up new colonies wherever they land.  One of the most commonly overlooked spaces where mold could be hiding is the HVAC system.   Even with regular HVAC maintenance and filter changes, the ductwork still needs to be properly cleaned on a routine basis to prevent possible buildup.  Ductwork can harbor moisture, which may lead to mold growth.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we recommend that you have your ducts cleaned and inspected at least once a year to keep your unit running in optimal condition and to keep your business mold free.

How Often to Clean Commercial Carpets

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

If you own a business, keeping your facilities clean is not only a source of pride, but also vital to productivity and the health of your staff and customers.  If you have carpets, they often show signs of daily dirt and activity more quickly than other areas.  We are often asked how frequently you should have your carpets cleaned to keep them in optimal condition.  Unfortunately, there isn’t one quick and easy answer to that question.  The frequency of carpet cleanings is based upon the type of business and the amount of foot traffic it sees each day.  When determining a cleaning schedule factors to evaluate include:

  • Carpet color and style – shade, pile type, and fiber makeup can all have an impact on the amount of dirt that carpeting holds
  • Foot traffic – in addition to employees, be sure to take in to account the amount of customer activity you have within your business
  • Type of commercial space – what type of facility/industry your space houses

At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we offer a wide range of maintenance services and will even be happy to develop a custom maintenance plan for your business.  Call us today at 251-343-0534 for more information.

Esporta and Sewage Cleanup

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are dedicated to improving our processes and technologies to provide our clients with the most efficient and premier service in the restoration industry.  One way in which we have revolutionized the cleanup process is my implementing the Esporta washing system.  This ground-breaking approach to soft contents cleaning means that we can salvage items that would have previously been discarded. The Esporta uses a patented system of chambers to hold items in place while pushing water and cleaning agents through the contents.  This effectively and safely flushes out over 99.999% of contaminants bringing the items to food grade quality.  Using the Esporta washing system, we can safely clean a variety of soft contents, from textiles to leather goods and many things in between.  The Esporta is even capable of cleaning items damaged by sewage and other bio-contamination.