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Keep Your Business Clean!

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Athens isn’t just for residential services. We also provide a large variety of cleaning services for your business. We handle everything from a simple carpet cleaning to major cleanups of sewage spills. We understand that life can get busy and disasters can happen.

Some standard cleaning services include:
Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Ceilings, Walls, and other Floor Cleaning
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Contents Cleaning

Other cleaning services include:
Biohazard Removal and Cleaning
Vandalism Cleanup
Sewage Cleanup

 With our large range of cleaning services and restoration offerings we are able to bring your property back to normal no matter what is needed. Give SERVPRO of Athens a call to help with all of your cleaning needs 706-549-3366.

Your Business and Emergencies

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Does your business have an Emergency READY Profile? How quickly your company can come back after a flood or fire can depend on whether or not you have that profile ready. Natural disasters are just that, unexpected and destructive. While they are all unique and different your business can be prepared if you plan, put procedures in to place, and practice what to do in all kinds of emergencies.

In the event of an emergency happening the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile can help minimize business interruptions since you have an immediate plan of action in place. Our SERVPRO ERP is a no-cost assessment of your facility. It will contain only the critical information you need in event of an emergency and aid you getting back to normal following a disaster. Your emergency profile includes everything from technical drawings to contact lists to legal documentations. For example – Building plans and technical documents, legal documents and insurance files, and contact information including local services. 

Give SERVPRO of Athens a call at 706-549-3366 and we can help you set up an Emergency READY Profile so you’ll be ready in case of an emergency. And if disaster does hit your business, we can help make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today!

SERVPRO of Athens is Offering 3 CE Classes in April!

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Every year SERVPRO of Athens provides CE Classes to the public!  On April 10, 2019 SERVPRO of Athens owner, Peter Wood, will be holding 3 FREE Continuing Education Classes.  The classes will be located at the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce in Watkinsville.  All attendees will need to meet in the large conference room downstairs.  The classes held are as follows:

Ethics

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Course# 43061
  • Registration is at 8:30am
  • Ending at 12pm

Restorative Drying for Water Damage

  • 2 Credit Hours
  • Course# 51896
  • Registration time is at 12pm
  • Ending at 2:30pm.

Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry

  • 2 Credit Hours
  • Course# 52382
  • Registration time is at 2:30pm
  • Ending at 5pm

**Please keep in mind in order to receive full CE credit 100% attendance is required!**

If you are interested in attending please call to RSVP (706) 549-3366 or email peter@SERVPROofathens.com

Coffee, doughnuts and lunch are provided free of charge!

Heavy Rainfall Predicted in Athens Georgia

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

The weather outside could be frightful this next week with all of the rainfall predicted.  With the rainfall comes the potential for your house to take in water. There are several ways you can prevent this from happening and therefore preventing any damage to your home.

  1. Install Sump Pumps with backup power.
  2. Waterproof your basement and any connected entrances. (Cleaning gutters, storm drains, and slope water away from your home)
  3. Have a backflow valve or plug installed in your sewer connections to prevent sewage water entering your washing machines, bathtubs, and more. These would cause an overflow onto your floor.
  4. Create a plan for emergency. A list of thing such as disconnecting appliances, turning off gas lines, and even turning off your water.

If you do find yourself with possible water damage from the storms don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Athens – 706-549-3366. We are here for you 24/7.  

Sewage Backup in Athens GA

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Sewage backups are caused by your home’s drain pipes or main sewer lines clogging. Backups can cause problems as small as slow drains to major overflowing toilets. They are caused by clogs, tree roots, damaged sewer lines, and even heavy rain falls.

What are some signs of a sewage backup?

  • Multiple drains are clogged.
  • Water backs up into other drains.
  • Toilets aren’t flushing like they normally do.

There are many ways to prevent sewage backups from occurring in your home:

  • Make sure you do not pour grease down the drain after cooking. The grease can harden within your pipes and gradually stop debris from being able to drain properly.
  • Ensure only the correct paper products are being disposed of in your toilet. Things such as paper towels, diapers, or even feminine products can cause a clog.
  • Installing a backwater prevention valve could also help in allowing sewage to leave but prevent it from backing up into your home.
  • Maintain tree roots in your yard to ensure they are not damaging your sewage line.

By handling the contaminated water yourself you risk exposure to diseases. Call SERVPRO of Athens for water damage repair and mold services.

Commercial Services

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Athens, Georgia commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Athens also assists with detailed cleaning!  Our estimators come to you to provide you with a FREE cleaning estimate.  Cleaning services include carpet & upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, and drapery cleaning.  Our professionals can also provide you with a detailed cleaning estimate for restaurants, local business offices, schools, and libraries.  Call today to schedule your FREE onsite estimate!  706-549-3366

About SERVPRO of Athens

SERVPRO of Athens specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Meet our Crew!

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

As the holiday season approaches, SERVPRO of Athens wants to help you and your family have a happy and safe holiday. Fire damage is not something that is at the top of your mind during this time, but it’s important to remember some easy suggestions in order to ensure your family’s safety. The American Red Cross has provided the following tips to prevent any fire damage and to make sure you have a safe and joyous holiday!

  • Cooking and Baking: No holiday celebration would be complete without a feast, but be sure to take precautions against kitchen fires when you’re cooking and baking. That includes keeping children and flammable items such as grocery bags and kitchen towels away from the stove and oven. Clean up greasy spills as you go to remove another fire hazard. If you’re deep frying a turkey, keep the fryer well away from structures and trees, make sure your turkey is fully thawed, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your fryer
  • Christmas Trees: Old fashioned Christmas celebrations featured wax candles on live tree branches – inside homes! Today we know better, but risks still remain. If your family prefers real trees, be sure to water yours every day because dry needles and wood catch fire more easily. Go ahead and use many strings of light, but don’t plug more than 3 strings into each other (opt for a power strip instead). Discard light strings that are worn or broken. And be sure to always unplug the lights before leaving the house or going to sleep.
  • Fireplaces: Nothing takes the chill off winter holidays like the light and heat of a fire on your hearth. Just be sure to keep “fuel” – from wrapping paper to rugs to clothing – at least three feet away from the flames. Use a fire screen to keep embers and logs from escaping. Lastly, make sure all embers are fully extinguished before you turn in for the night.

If you experience any fire damage, please give SERVPRO of Athens a call today at (706) 549-3366.

For more information, please visit https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire/holiday-fire-safety.html

Cleaning Services in the Athens, Georgia Area

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that we offer general cleaning services? SERVPRO of Athens offers structural cleaning for a wide variety of issues including animal or nicotine odors, residues from cooking or smoke damage from a fire. SERVPRO of Athens cleans ceilings, walls, floors, light fixtures, cabinets and much more. We specialize in deep cleaning and offer cleaning solutions for any size need including post-construction cleaning and rental property cleaning. We also offer ozone and thermal fogging for odor remediation needs.

Air Duct cleaning is another SERVPRO service that is often needed in conjunction with structural cleaning. In the event of a smoke damage we can apply a sealant to the inside of your ductwork to further prevent odor after cleaning. Let a member of our SERVPRO staff meet with you to give you a free no obligation estimate and help you determine the best cleaning solution for you. When you need detailed cleaning at your home or business call your local cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of Athens.

Call SERVPRO of Athens today to schedule your estimate for a wide variety of cleaning services!  706-549-3366

FREE Cleaning Estimates!!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Athens offers free cleaning estimates on a wide array of both commercial and residential cleaning services. You can have a SERVPRO of Athens Representative come to your home or business to give you a free, no obligation estimate on cleaning services by calling our office to schedule an appointment.

Our in person estimates allow us to customize your service by informing you of all of the service options available to best suit your cleaning needs. We will take the time to answer any questions you may have about your cleaning and scheduling options. If you would like to know more about the representatives that can give you a free estimate head over to the Our Employees page to meet our friendly Sales staff.

Call us today at 706-549-3366 to schedule your free estimate on any of our cleaning services including:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Drapery cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning
  • Air Duct cleaning

40 Years in Business

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Our 40 Year Anniversary is coming soon! SERVPRO of Athens has proudly served Athens and the surrounding areas for almost 40 years as a locally owned and operated franchise. Owners Peter and Claudia Wood are active in the day to day operations and enjoy being able to offer a valuable service that you can rely on when your most valuable asset is affected by a water or fire damage. 

Peter and Claudia are active in the local community as members of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and their church. Peter often consults with customers to help guide them through the mold remediation or water damage process. Claudia oversees many aspects of operations including the office and sales departments.

SERVPRO of Athens hopes to enjoy many more years as your local trusted resource for home or business. We will strive to make every home or business damage "Like it never even happened" thanks to our dedicated staff of restoration pros who live and work right here in our community. Thank you for 40 great years Athens!