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green dehumidifer and green air mover fans on hardwood floor

Water Damage Mitigation in Mobile, AL

When it comes to drying water damage in your home, don't trust just anyone!  Water damage mitigation isn't just about sucking up water and setting up fans.  There is a science to what we do in order to provide the best results in the most optimal time frame.  All of our technicians undergo extensive training to receive their Water Restoration Certification from the IICRC.  This means they study the "science" of drying in order to understand how  to minimize damage and maximize results.  There are specific formulas utilized to determine the number and placement of equipment.  We use a combination of dehumidifers, air movers and floor mat systems to achieve the best results and salvage materials whenever possible. If you experience water damage in your home, we can truly make it "Like it never even happened."

hall area with air movers

Water Damage Throughout Home in Mobile, AL

When there is extensive water damage throughout a home, the standing water can make it's ways into cavities or be "wicked up" through the drywall.  In this scenario, it is important that the inside cavities be dried completely in order to prevent mold growth in the future.  One way in which we dry the inside of wall cavities is to carefully remove the baseboards and set up air movers so that the air flow can move throughout the wall.  It is important to make sure all materials are dried completely in order to prevent additional headaches in the future.  If you experience a water damage, contact SERVPRO of Mobile County at 251-343-0534.

carpet with backing separating

Water Damaged Carpet in Semmes, AL

When you experience water damage in your home, it is critical that you call an IICRC Certified Company like SERVPRO of Mobile County to begin mitigation work as quickly as possible. The faster the process begins, the more likely that materials can be salvaged.  A common problem that occurs when carpeting is saturated is delamination.  As you can see from this picture, this is when the backing begins to separate from the carpet.  Delamination can cause bubbling or rippling.  The carpet may also begin to separate from the tack strips.  If you experience a water damage in your home, give us a call.  We guarantee that within one hour a first responder will be on-site to evaluate the damage and within one hour our crews will be there to begin the mitigation process!

blue wall with drywall removed exposing framework

Attic Leak Causes Water Damage in Mobile, AL

When a leak sprang up in the attic of this home in Mobile, AL, it created a domino effect that led to extensive water damage.  SERVPRO of Mobile County was called out and found that the water had made its way down and affected multiple walls throughout the home.  Our IICRC certified technicians quickly went to work.  We try to restore materials whenever possible, but sometimes tearing out affected areas is unavoidable. In this case, the insulation was saturated as well, so we had to remove drywall to complete the drying process.  Luckily, our team includes a Licensed Construction Services Department.  After drying was complete, we repaired the damage and made it "Like it never even happened." 

wall with sheetrock removed and small metal pipe exposed

Burst Pipe Causes Water Damage in Saraland, AL

Did you know that even a small pipe hidden within a wall can cause extensive damage if it bursts?  Recently, SERVPRO of Mobile County was called to this home in Saraland when a pipe burst in the wall causing damage to multiple adjoining rooms. Our IICRC Certified Water Restoration Technicians went to work immediately.  After extracting standing water, we set dehumidifers and air movers to complete the drying process.  Once all materials were dry, our construction services division handled the reconstruction.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we make it "Like it never even happened."

two SERVPRO employees wrapping tables in bubble wrap

Packout in Mobile, AL

Often, when water damage or fire damage occurs, we must perform a "packout" to remove contents and allow for repairs/cleaning of the structure.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we carefully wrap each item and if possible, box it for transport to our climate controlled storage facility. Items that are being packed and moved are logged into our electronic inventory iCAT system.  This system allows us to know the location of each item at every step of the process.  After items are cleaned/restored, they are then carefully repackaged and delivered when work on your structure is complete.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we take care of your contents as if they were our own!

home that has been gutted leaving only studs

Hurricane Harvey

This picture shows what happens when the water damage is so severe, that a structure must be taken down to the studs in order for the drying process to begin. This home was damaged when Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas in 2017.

frozen pipes with tips on how to prevent

Frozen Pipe Tricks

Even though we are lucky enough to live in the mild environment of the Gulf Coast, we do occasionally get extremely cold snaps during the winter.  As terrific as the weather is, we all now how unpredictable it can be.  At SERVPRO of Mobile County, we are always Here to help, should you experience water damage.  But we also want to make sure you are prepared for the unexpected.  We hope these tips can help you prevent disaster before it strikes.  

water on wood floor

Ice Maker Leak

Small lines can lead to big disasters.  SERVPRO of Mobile County was recently called out to a home with water damage.  While away on vacation their ice maker line sprang a leak and left quite a mess to greet them when they got home.  SERVPRO of Mobile County was called, and we were on-site within an hour to make it, "Like it never even happened."

pvc piping

Leaky Pipes in Mobile, AL

Faulty plumbing supply lines can lead to an abundance of water damages.  Water damage from a sink averages more than $7,000 per incident. Of these incidents, 44% were attributed to faulty plumbing supply lines.  Be sure to periodically check for water dripping off the lines under sinks or behind toilets to prevent water damage. SERVPRO of Mobile County receives weekly water loss calls due to leaking faucets and pipes. Simple maintenance routines could save you the headache of a water loss.  

water  on bathroom floor

Sewage Backup

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. This water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. Our team of IICRC certified specialists have undergone extensive biohazard training.  They know how to safely and effectively clean any type sewage and affected areas. If you have suffered from sewage damage contact SERVPRO of Mobile County to make it, "Like it never even happened."

thermal camera image

Is it really dry?

Looks can be deceiving. Water and sewage within walls and under solid flooring doesn't just disappear. Unless these areas are detected and dried properly, rot and mold will inevitably take over.  Without proper mitigation, water losses, can lead to a far more damage down the road. As experts in water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Mobile County has the technology and techniques to ensure proper cleanup.  This photos is of our thermal camera that uses heat variations to detect water hidden behind walls and under flooring. 

hardwood flooring torn up

Residential Flooding in Mobile, AL

Here in the Mobile area we are no strangers to rain.  Summer storms or long periods of prolonged rainfall often leads to minor flooding in low lying areas.  SERVPRO of Mobile County was recently called out to this home after water found its way inside. Unfortunately these floors were not able to be saved but often, if we arrive in time, we can salvage hardwood floors.  If you experience water damage, give us a call at 251-343-0534.