Recent Water Damage Posts

Small Leaks?

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

You may have a small water damage and not even know it. In situations like this with appliances that are big and difficult to move or see behind, its possible to have a small leak. 

Now in this photo everything looks normal. If you take a closer look you can see that baseboard has swollen and pulled away from the wall. The baseboard being made of wood, expands when being subjected to moisture. 

We understand that you can not always look behind big appliances or know exactly what to look for. This is why we have experienced professionals ready to help serve you 24/7 to help find potential damage.

Ask about our Emergency Ready Profile to help equip you with the knowledge and information to help during an unexpected disaster.

Drying Hardwood Floors - No Problem!

10/28/2022 (Permalink)

When a water damage happens, flooring usually takes a load of the damage. Carpet can usually be salvaged as well as tile on concrete (Depending on CAT of Water). Wood flooring is something completely different. It depends on the wood. If its a laminate and what's underneath. 

With this job we were able to get to it in time before the wood started to buckle (when the wood expands and starts to life up), cupping (when the sides of the wood plank start to rise), crowning (when the center of the plank rises).

This machine uses heat and air movement to get the moisture trapped under the wood that normally a fan wouldn't be able to get. 

When you have a water damage do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Columbus/ S, Muscogee. Even if you aren't sure if moisture is present. Call us for a moisture inspection. 706-568-1934

Water Damage Impacts Insulation and Building Materials

6/9/2022 (Permalink)

When water damage strikes the water can impact and damage the structure of your home, the contents, and the materials within your home. 

Insulation is one building material that can be greatly impacted by water. When some insulation gets wet, like fiberglass or expanded foam they can be dried out and possibly saved. But blown insulation that gets wet loses it's R-value or ability to insulate and should be replaced. R-value measures how well building insulation can prevent the flow of heat into and out of the home.

Key Things to Inspect:

  • Water Stains
  • Puddles of Water
  • Wet Floors or Drywall
  • Perform a Moisture Check
  • Call the Experts 

If your residential or commercial property is affected by water damage from things like a pipe break, appliance failure or secondary damages from firefighting efforts SERVPRO of Columbus, GA is Here to Help!

Contact our office once your spoken with your insurance carrier. If you need assistance with filing a claim then let us know. 706-568-1934

Different Types of Water Damage

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

There are many different sources of water that can cause property damage in your home. Damage can happen from floor surges from strong storms, or heavy rains or sewage backups from a plugged-up toilet, or even a supply line failure from a refrigerator or dishwasher. Depending on the source of the water, it may be extremely unsanitary and exposure can lead to discomfort or disease?

So which source poses the risk?

  1. External Flooding
  2. Sewage Backup
  3. Laundry Hose Breakage

The answer is both A External Flooding and B Sewage backup. External flood water can be unsanitary due to the dirt, germs, and other debris that may be in the floodwaters as well as backed up city sewer lines. Sewage backups can be hazards due to the nature of where the contamination started, the sewer. No matter the cause of the damage SERVPRO of Columbus, GA is always Here to Help!

Call us on your next claim at 706-568-1934

Water Damage? Call SERVPRO!

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbus is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 706.568.1934

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Columbus has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Columbus

SERVPRO of Columbus specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Steps to Take After a Water Damage

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

What should I do immediately after a water damage? 

Steps to Take After a Water Damage

  1. Call Your Insurance Company.
  2. Call SERVPRO of Columbus
  3. Protecting Yourself, Appliances, and Valuables.
  4. Start Water Damage Repair.
  5. Drying Out Your Home and Removing Humidity.
  6. Identifying Mold.
  7. Deciding What Needs To Be Restored After Water Damage.
  8. When To Move Back Into Your Home.
  9. Call SERVPRO of Columbus

Water Damages are never predicted and can cause a homeowner a lot of headaches and frustration! It does not have to be when working with a professional company. Give SERVPRO of Columbus a call and we can walk you through the steps with your insurance carrier and getting plumbers or other trades involved if needed. SERVPRO of Columbus, is here to work with you and your insurance carrier. 

Like it never even happened.

706-568-1934

Emergency Water Damage Services?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

Do you need Emergency Water Damage Services?

SERVPRO of Columbus, is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Next Step:

  1. Assign a Project Manager
  2. Schedule inspection date & time 

Once a manager is on-site they will access the property damages and complete the sign up process. 

Call SERVPRO of Columbus, GA 706-568-1934

Home Inspection - Possible Water Damage

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Can water damaged lead to some of the following topics when you are having your property inspected for listing or buying?

Cracked Walls and Chimneys: Diagonal, or large jagged cracks, in a wall or chimney could be a sign of structure settling, or larger structural issues. Keep an eye out for widening gaps. Gaps reaching ¼” could be an indication of larger issues and should be looked at by a structural engineer, or reputable builder. However, not all cracks mean there are structural issues. The wood structure of a home can shrink, or expand, depending on temperature or humidity fluctuations. Also, the green lumber in new homes will shrink as it dries. Cracking along drywall seams and nail “pops” are usually indicative of this type of movement and are easily repaired.

Bowed or Bulging Walls: Bowed or bulging walls are the result of extreme loads and can cause serious issues with the structure. Walls can bow or bulge due to increased loads from a roof that is too heavy, increased floor loading or hydrostatic side loads. If you notice a bowed or bulging wall it’s best to have it looked at whether it’s cracking or not.

Uneven Windows and Doors: Uneven doors or windows could be the result of structural shifting, or simply poor framing. When checking around windows and doors check for proper function and cracks around the opening, specifically the corners. The corners of windows and doors are generally subject to more pressure than the remaining wall and could be the first place you notice a crack. Doors rubbing the floor or door frame, windows binding, or the development of large jagged cracks around the framing are an indication somethings off. As mentioned earlier, it could just be poor framing. However, if the problem worsens, or cracks begin to widen, they should be looked at by a structural engineer or reputable builder.

Sloping, Sagging, or Cracked Floor: Common home foundations may be made of a concrete slab or a wooden floor joist system. Both systems have their pros and cons, and both can develop issue if conditions permit. Concrete slabs can develop cracks which could be a normal part of settling. As with cracks in a wall, pay attention to gap widening and have them looked at if you they continue to widen. When slabs are found to have gaps widening to the point of concern it’s generally due to poor compaction or poor soil. Damage can be lessened and remedied if addressed early on.

Wood systems can develop their own issues such as sagging, or sloping. You may notice an obvious dip or see that the base trim has developed an obvious gap between itself and the flooring. This could be caused by multiple issues; there may be a joist, or series of joists, that have developed a sag from improper column spacing, there could be a termite infestation that has damaged a joist(s), or you may have pier deterioration issues.

Regardless of which style floor you may have, if you’re seeing signs of worsening issues its best to have it inspected and repaired if necessary. These types of issues can compromise home safety and structural integrity if ignored. 

This implies the same if the property has a longer term or pre-existing water issues that have gone unnoticed. 

Call SERVPRO of Columbus, for your next moisture check or mildew inspection. 706-568-1934

5 Things to Do After A Flood

6/29/2021 (Permalink)

Floods can be caused by many things. Severe weather, a sudden downpour of rain, appliance malfunction, and broken pipes can all cause flooding in a home or business. The worse thing you can do when it comes to flood damage is not be prepared. Being prepared means knowing the right steps to talk after a flood has happened. If flooding has occurred, you definitely want to contact SERVPRO of Columbus, who are certified & insured professionals that can successfully remove the water and restore your property – but there are steps you can take before they arrive.

TOP 5 THINGS

  • Stay out of the damage
  • Document with photographs
  • Take Necessary Safety Precautions
  • Are you in a Disaster Zone
  • Check for Mold Growth

Make sure to have your insurance information on hand and reach out to your local franchise here at SERVPRO of Columbus 706-568-1934.

Preventing HVAC Water Damage

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system can cause extensive water damage if it’s not maintained correctly. Common causes of HVAC water damage include a clogged drain, frozen evaporator coils, and pipes that are not connected correctly.

So, it’s essential to care for your HVAC system at least once a year. That helps to prolong the life of your unit and prevent additional heating or cooling expenses. The good news is that HVAC maintenance tasks are pretty easy to do and do not involve hiring a professional most of the time.

How to prevent HVAC water damage

  • Change the HVAC filter regularly
  • Clean the condenser
  • Maintain the condensation drain line
  • How to unclog the drain line
  • Install a condensation pump
  • Maintain the overflow drain pan
  • Have your HVAC system inspected professionally

Who do you call if all else fails?

SERVPRO of Columbus 706-586-1934

25 Ways to Save Water

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Are you noticing a higher water bill lately? If some check out these helpful tips:

  1. Check your toilet for leaks
  2. Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket
  3. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank (see link below for explanation) 
  4. Take shorter showers
  5. Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors
  6. Take baths
  7. Turn off water while brushing your teeth
  8. Turn off water while shaving
  9. Check faucets and pipes for leaks
  10. Use your automatic dishwasher for full loads only
  11. Use your automatic washing machine only for full loads
  12. Don't let the faucet run while your are cleaning vegetables

See the additional Tips at the link below. 

Now if your notice any leaking water then call our office for a moisture check. 706-568-1934.

https://www.volusia.org/services/growth-and-resource-management/environmental-management/natural-resources/water-conservation/25-ways-to-save-water.stml#

Flood Waters

2/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbus specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Columbus, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 706.568.1934

Water Classifications In 3 Stages

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Columbus/S. Muscogee / Chattahoochee Counties will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

After a Flood

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

After a Storm

No one wants to have to clean up after a flood, but here's how to start.

What should you do after a storm floods your home? After a significant weather event, you may find yourself dealing with conflicting impulses. On one hand, you'll be eager to start the cleanup process right away. On the other hand, you'll probably feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start. While it’s best to have a restoration professional working through the process on your behalf, there are certain steps you can begin while you wait for help to arrive.

Safety First

The first and most important thing to know is how to re-enter a building safely. Never begin damage mitigation until a building has been cleared as safe. 

  • Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet yourself or standing in water.
  • Don’t walk through floodwaters. Water can be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage or possibly even be electrically charged.
  • Turn off electricity to any rooms that are affected by flooding.
  • Don’t operate any electrical equipment while standing in wet or damp locations.
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.
  • Wear protective clothing such as boots, long pants, and gloves when entering your home or dealing with flooded areas. I realize this is going to be uncomfortable in Austin since storm season is generally in the late summer heat, but it’s not worth the risk of injury to wear shorts in a flood clean-up.

Next Steps

Once you get into your building, notify your insurance agent. Your policy guidelines will influence your next steps and your agent should be able to recommend a trusted water restoration team in your area. To make sure that your agent has an accurate assessment of the damage, take photos or video to record the condition of your building and possessions. Don’t move any objects or collections without documenting their condition.

At SERVPRO of Columbus, we’re ready to answer your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but there are still some steps you can take the moment you get back home while you’re waiting for our team to arrive.

The faster you act, the more effective the restoration process will be and the better your chances are of saving water damaged possessions.

  • Remove any paintings, art objects, documents and other sensitive materials to a safe, dry place.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Raise wooden furniture out of standing waters and place on blocks if possible.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting. 
  • Move large furniture away from walls for better air circulation.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

Tips for Carpet Care

If the affected room is carpeted, there are a few things you can do to prevent further damage to your carpet that might not be obvious if you’ve never been through a flood before.

  • Place aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove books, newspapers, magazines, or other colored items from wet carpets.
  • Do not leave colored area rugs on wet carpets (or white rugs on wet colored carpets). Color transfer from one can stain the other.

Let Us Help You

Most people only ever have to recover from a flooded home once in their lifetime. When it does happen, it’s good to have a partner who has been through this before. At SERVPRO of Columbus, we have years of experience and the backing of the SERVPRO system to draw on and help make your home "Like it never even happened."

If you are dealing with flood damage, call us for help at (706) 568-1934 or request help online today.

Pipe Burst

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

pipe Pipe Burst

How Pipes Can Burst Year Round: Signs and What to Do

Not many property owners worry about the risk of pipes bursting in the summer time. In fact, it is only a concern during extremely low temperatures around December, January, and February. As the temperatures drop, the water in the pipes can freeze, expand, and create a fissure within the pipe.

To prevent this from happening, it is highly recommended to keep them insulated or heated by doing the following:

  • Wrapping them with heat tape or insulation
  • Set up heat lamps or space heaters near pipes during extreme conditions

On the other hand, burst pipes can happen at any time of the year due to a number of causes. They can also go undetected for days or even weeks because some are in hidden areas, such as in basements, attics, behind walls, and under floors.

Causes of Pipe Bursts Other than Weather

The most common causes of non-weather related pipe bursts include the following:

  • Hard Water: Naturally, water contains a number of minerals, including calcium and magnesium, referred to as “hard water.” While safe for humans and animals to drink, these minerals will cause significant wear and tear on the pipes. After building up inside, the flow of water is slowed and the pressure increases. The insides will also become corroded and weak. It won’t take long before holes develop and create leaks, and ultimately, water damage. But there is a way to slow down the rate of corrosion: adding a water softener to the water will remove the magnesium and calcium and ultimately decrease the chances of a burst pipe.
  • Poor plumbing: If the property is old or the plumbing was not installed correctly, it’s only a problem waiting to happen. Bad soldering or loose pipe will quickly lead to them bursting, creating a disaster at the worst time.
  • Rust: Older homes and buildings have the highest risk of pipe bursts due to rust and corrosion. These pipes made from iron, steel, and even lead will be quick to rust, causing them to fissure and flood the surrounding area. Many newer homes now have copper and PVC pipes, which can resist rust, but unless necessary, it is cost-prohibitive to run new plumbing lines through a home.

Signs of Pipe Bursts and How to Prevent Them

One of the most obvious signs of a burst pipe is water damage or standing water, but there are others that can let you know of a disaster much sooner. Here are some other signs of pipe bursts as well as how to prevent or limit the damage:

  • Water stains: Water damage will often leave yellow marks. It’s important to notice these and take action right away to fix the problem before it becomes worse, such as water coming through the drywall.
  • Lower water pressure: Pipes leaks can reduce the overall water pressure in your home, usually occurring right away. Make sure to be conscious of this problem, locating the leak sooner than later.
  • Discolored water: If the color of water coming from the faucets is brown or yellow, it is most likely the cause of rust within the pipe. It’s important to locate and replace the pipe right away as it can ruin a number of water-related appliances like the dishwasher and water heater. Make sure to drink bottled water in the meantime.

At any time you notice one of these signs, be sure to call a licensed plumber as soon as possible to fix the leak. Then call for water damage cleanup to extract excess water and repair the affected surfaces.

Burst Pipes – What to Do:

As soon as you find a burst pipe, taking immediate action is crucial. Without immediate attention, the water will spread and seep into additional building materials and furnishings, even increasing the risk of mold growth.

Many pipe bursts occur when nobody is home, such as when the temperature is kept low while the owners are living in a warmer climate. In this situation, consider installing a water-detection sensor that can send alerts to your computer or phone if the pipes become frozen. Installing low-cost security cameras within the home can also keep you updated if there were ever a problem.

In the situation that the pipes do burst while you are not home, make sure that a trusted neighbor is allowed to access the home to shut off the water supply. Letting them know can mean the difference between a saturated carpet and standing water in the home while you are away.

Make sure to call the technicians at SERVPRO Columbus right away for burst pipe water damage restoration services in the Columbus, GA area.

Call for Water Damage Restoration

As soon as the water is shut off, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO Columbus for emergency flood cleanup. Our technicians are available 24/7 in the Dallas, TX area to respond immediately, extract the water, and set up the drying equipment to prevent as much damage as possible. We can also conduct any repairs as needed, removing soiled drywall, flooring, or carpeting to prevent the risk of mold growth.

SERVPRO of Columbus Ga is a leading provider of disaster restoration services in the Columbus, Ga area, and our technicians are each IICRC-certified, trained, and experienced to provide the best service possible. We also use the industry’s newest equipment and products to ensure quality results while preventing problems in the future.

Give us a call at (7006) 568-1934 if you live or work in the Columbus, Ga area and are dealing with a burst pipe. We are available 24/7.

Cleaning Up After a Flood

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

After a flood happens in Columbus, GA, homeowners may be faced with property losses and damage. Unlike a pipe leak, which is relatively clean water, the cleaning requirements for floodwaters are different. Along with potential black water in the mix, there can also be debris and loosened materials to watch for.

Assessing the Damage

Anything the flood waters touch will need to be addressed. If the flooding is overwhelming, a flood clean professional help you address the problem and provide services to get your home looking “Like it never even happened.” During an initial inspection, in addition to checking flooring and walls, check the following for any contact with the waters:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Carpet
  • Kitchen utensils, plates, cups, etc.
  • Appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Toys

While some of these may be able to be cleaned, such as appliances and furniture, some of them should be thrown away. Things like mattresses and stuffed animals can be difficult to completely clean. If a rug has been saturated more than 24 hours, it may need to be tossed. Any clothes, rugs and furniture should immediately be removed and set out to dry before cleaning.

A Thorough Clean

One of the main cleaning requirements for flood waters is a good flood disinfectant. It will not only eliminate bacteria, stains and odors but also help reduce the potential for mold to grow. Once any wet items have been dried, usually for at least 48 hours, the cleaning process can start. Be sure to clean anything that has been in contact with water and remember to take safety precautions during the process, such as:

  • Wear disposable gloves and clothing.
  • Avoid touching the face or eyes.
  • Refresh cleaning solution when it becomes cloudy.
  • Thoroughly wash hands after cleaning.

While cleaning requirements may feel overwhelming on top of all the other stresses from the flooding itself, it’s important to ensure everything is clean. That will ensure any mold or bacteria is stopped in its tracks before becoming an issue down the road. Call SERVPRO of Columbus at 706-568-1934, we are here to help!

How Dry Is Dry

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

A Typical Moisture Meter Used By SERVPRO Technicians

How Dry Is Dry?

 When you experience water damage to your Columbus, Ga home or business, how do you know when it is really dry?

At SERVPRO of Columbus, we have certified technicians that use professional techniques and equipment like moisture meters to ensure the proper amount of drying has taken place. 

Did you know that some materials can be over-dried? Things like wood floors and some building materials require a certain amount of moisture to maintain their strength and shape. The proper amount can also be dependent on several factors like elevation and region.

Our technicians know exactly how much moisture is appropriate for all of the materials in your home, and will be sure to restore them correctly.

If you have water damage in Muscogee County, call SERVPRO of Columbus 24 hours a day @ 706.568.1934. We look forward to hearing from you!

Columbus, GA Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Columbus basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 706.568.1934

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Columbus and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 706.568.1934

Columbus, Ga 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Columbus is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 706.568.1934

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Columbus has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Columbus

SERVPRO of Columbus specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Faster to your Columbus, Ga Water Damage Event

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Columbus provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Columbus arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 706.568.1934

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Columbus

SERVPRO of Columbus specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.