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Learn To Take the Right Actions When You Face Flood Damage in Wetumpka

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Learn To Take the Right Actions When You Face Flood Damage in Wetumpka Coosa River Flooding Can Damage Your Wetumpka Home or Business--Call SERVPRO for Help

Storm Cleanup and Restoration in Wetumpka Means a Call to SERVPRO

You need the right equipment and expertise to restore your contents after experiencing a flood damage event on your property. The restoration process starts typically from the time you call a restoration service provider, and the necessary assessment and inspection follow. After that, we employ appropriate methods to extract the water from your Wetumpka property.
 
Since most flood damage events in Wetumpka are associated with hundreds of gallons of water, our SERVPRO technicians use techniques that remove a large volume of the water within the shortest time possible. Depending on the situation at hand, we may use powerful truck-mounted vacuum systems and pumps to extract the water. The use of portable water extractors can be an option when the area has limited access. Where necessary, our team can perform organized move-outs and pack-outs to allow extensive restoration and cleaning.
 
Carpets are prone to water saturation, and during the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians give them specific attention. We understand that latex deterioration and delamination are the main problems that carpets face during such incidents. Latex deterioration happens when the latex, which holds the secondary and primary backing of the carpet begins to deteriorate. The degeneration may lead to the separation of the secondary and primary layers in what is known as delamination. It is hard to fix carpets that have undergone delamination, in such cases, we advise the property owner to make a replacement. Typically, the fibrous materials are contaminated from Black Water requiring disposal.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians also examine the padding's condition during the restoration. Usually, wet conditions make it break apart, and there might be the need to do a replacement after a flood. In most cases, the cost of replacement is much cheaper compared to the drying and fixing costs.
 
After water removal, drying the walls, floors, and other wet contents is necessary. During that step, we use dehumidifiers and air movers to enhance dehumidification and drying. By measuring the relative humidity and temperature of the room, we are in a position to determine the number of the drying and dehumidification equipment to put in place.
 
At SERVPRO of Prattville, we make every water disaster "Like it never even happened." Call us at (334) 358-1186 and let our experienced team make the difference that you need.

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Right Options for Dealing with Fire Damage in Tallassee

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Right Options for Dealing with Fire Damage in Tallassee Fire damage can catch you off guard as well as overwhelm you. Contact SERVPRO right away for best remediation results.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Science Behind Fire Damage Residues

After a fire damage incident, the smoke particles which are left behind are not the same. While some of them are easier to clean, that is not the case when it comes to some soot residues. The most common soot types that most fire events in Tallassee leave behind are wet smoke residues, fuel oil smoke residues, dry smoke residues and protein smoke residues.
 
Most fire damage incidents in Tallassee leave behind a mixture of both dry and wet smoke. Despite that, the proportions of the two types cannot be the same. With that in mind, you now understand why our SERVPRO technicians use different cleaning techniques when removing the various forms of smoke particles. Generally, eliminating dry smoke is a little bit easier when compared to dealing with wet smoke.
 
Under dry smoke conditions, some materials are salvageable since dry smoke carries along a few deposits and aerosols. It also means it does not cause severe stains on surfaces, and its odor is less pungent. When cleaning such surfaces, our SERVPRO technicians use less abrasive cleaning procedures. Its major downside is that hotter fires are its primary cause, which means it causes substantial heat damage when compared to cooler fires.
 
Wet smoke has a high proportion of solvents, aerosols as well as other liquid contents. Slow-Burning fires usually cause it, and that means it has enough time to find its way into enclosed areas and cracks and cause further damage. Though it causes minimal heat damage, most materials exposed to such conditions are not salvageable. When our SERVPRO technicians are attending incidents, even refinishing and stripping is not enough to do the job and that calls for replacements.
 
After cleaning, we perform deodorization to neutralize the pungent odors. In all our operations, we are keen to abide by the state's regulations and standards outlined by IICRC.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville is a reliable leader in the restoration industry that addresses water, fire, storm, and mold damage. Call us at (334) 358-1186 and get tested services from our highly trained restoration technicians.

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Water Damage Levels Determine Cleaning Process In Wetumpka

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Levels Determine Cleaning Process In Wetumpka Water Removal and Carpet Cleaning are Assured in Wetumpka When SERVPRO Is Called

SERVPRO Works Hard to Restore Carpets Damaged by Water

An overflowing toilet is a usual water damage issue in many Wetumpka area homes. The carpeting in your den is wet with dirty toilet water from the overflowing toilet in your downstairs bathroom. Deep cleaning carpeting is of utmost importance when this occurs in homes. We advise against trying to clean carpeting on your own if you want it to be thoroughly clean and free of harmful contaminants. If the damage is a sewage backup, then the carpeting must be discarded.

Calling SERVPRO water damage specialists to clean the carpet in Wetumpka homes is probably the better option than doing it yourself. There are three levels of clean, which are sterile, disinfected and sanitary. Getting carpeting 100 percent is extremely difficult to achieve and is mostly for hospitals. We do not offer sterile cleaning. Disinfected is around 99 percent and is safe for humans. Generally, this level is for the presence of sewage or blood that can be harmful to one’s health. We can safely remove biohazardous materials. To clean contaminated areas, technicians use EPA-registered disinfectants.
 
The sanitary level of clean is the minimum, and most common level technicians use in homes for water damage issues like overflowing toilets or leaky plumbing. Sanitary cleaning can remove dirty water and contaminates. Unsanitary conditions can create a possible health hazard. Cleaning to the sanitary level helps reduce that risk. The minimum service, SERVPRO can clean homes to the sanitary level. We use the proper equipment to ensure sanitary cleaning, which may include truck-mounted vacuums, air blowers, industrial fans and air dryers.
 
Technicians check for moisture effects on the carpet. Our primary objective is to restore carpet and make it look like “Like it never even happened.” Water saturation for both carpeting and padding is the first issue we check. Overly wet carpeting and padding can deteriorate, a process called delamination which is the separation of layers that can negate a restoration. If carpeting and padding are in good condition, the cleaning and drying process can begin. If that is the case, we inform homeowners so they can contact a professional contractor to replace the carpet. We can work with insurance adjusters.
 
We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO of Prattville aims to restore the carpeting in your home. We provide emergency service 24/7. Call us at (334)358-1186.

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Mold Can Grow Between the Walls of Your Wetumpka Home

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Can Grow Between the Walls of Your Wetumpka Home When mildew grows between your walls, it can be difficult to get to, call on SERVPRO to help remediate the damage and restore your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home

Mold damage can be a tricky situation to deal with by yourself, especially when you find it growing in the spaces between your walls. When an event like this arises, it is best to allow a professional restoration company to handle the problem because trying to remediate it yourself can actually do more damage to the structure of your home. It is never wise to attempt to fix these problems without the proper training. Opening up the cavities between your walls requires an understanding of your home that is beyond what the regular person usually would have. Entrusting this task to qualified experts ensures that the job is done correctly and that you can rest comfortably without worry.

Our team of IICRC-certified technicians can investigate the mold damage between the walls of your Wetumpka home and leave you to handle the essential tasks of your life, like your job. Most commonly, mold is fueled by excess moisture. High levels of humidity in Alabama can cause unprotected homes to become a breeding ground for mold spores because they use moisture to accelerate their growth.

SERVPRO can open the wall cavities carefully to clean out the mold damage thoroughly. Depending on the quality of the walls, we may ultimately remove the area impacted by mold. We only remove the material if it is porous and the mold damage is beyond scrubbing away.

However, if they are salvageable, we can clean the mold away and then dry the space. SERVPRO uses unique placements of air movers, polyethylene plastic sheets, desiccant dehumidifiers, tubing, and axial fans to dry out the space between your walls. Afterward, we can thoroughly disinfect the area and then use an antifungal agent to help ensure that mold does not regrow.

Do not hesitate if you find that humidity is causing mold to grow in your home. Dial (334) 358-1186 to reach SERVPRO of Prattville. "We're Faster To Any Size Disaster."

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Water Damage from Spring Time Activities Can Lead to Moldy Areas in Your Wetumpka House

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Damage from Spring Time Activities Can Lead to Moldy Areas in Your Wetumpka House Kids and pets can carry water from outdoors into your home, leading to minor water damage that can easily develop into mold damage.

Rely on SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Water Damage Leaves Mold Damage in Your Home

Spring is here in Wetumpka, and many people want to enjoy the warm weather. Taking the children, pets, or yourself out to parks and nearby wooded areas often mean at least a bit of time near a lake or stream. When the family dog enjoys swimming, or the kids want to wade in the water, pets and clothing often end up wet.

Bringing everyone home after a fun day outdoors around Wetumpka can mean water from the lake gets deposited on sofas or carpets, or inside laundry hampers, leading to water damage. Pets can spread water to their bedding, near their food bowls, and anywhere else they venture. Even though this damage remains small and isolated, it can lead to mold damage.

The water from natural bodies of water often contain microbes ready to do damage once they come inside your home. We at SERVPRO also love being outside and know that the fun found there can help bond families together. However, water damage and moldy conditions can help create stress when homeowners worry about the safety of their home. We can help keep any health effects of mold minimized by remediating the problem.

Before addressing the mold, however, we must eliminate the moisture and humidity caused by the water brought into your home. Our extraction equipment comes in many sizes, from flood-water removal pumps to desiccant machines that dry the air. Once the air's humidity levels return to normal, we can begin using our air scrubbers and other mold-extraction equipment to perform professional mold remediation services in your home. The elimination of moisture keeps water damage from developing while keeping conditions too dry for mold and other microbes to grow.

SERVPRO of Prattville wants to help your family avoid any of the health effects mold presents while protecting your home from the possibility of water damage. Contact us at (334) 358-1186 if you live in or near the Tallassee, Elmore, or Autaugaville communities so we can help restore your home to pre-disaster condition.  

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Fire Damage Restoration in Wetumpka

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Wetumpka If you are facing fire damage that includes soot residues, contact SERVPRO for remediation services. Call right away for best results.

Team SERVPRO Understands Soot and Residues Formed By Fire

If a fire ever takes place inside your Wetumpka home, there are different ways it can cause damage. Every fire burns things inside a building differently. A blaze inside a structure behaves differently based on many factors including the type of fuel burned and how the fire was started.
 
When mitigating problems that take place after a fire, different methods get used based on how things got burned inside the home. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Wetumpka study how smoke and flames behave so they know how to deal with the various situations. By knowing the behavior of a blaze, we are better able to save items without having to replace everything that got affected.
 
A massive part of fire damage restoration is cleaning and removing soot residues created by smoke. Soot residues vary based on many things that took place during the burn. Some soot and soils are easily cleaned, while others may take a variety of methods to remove.
 
Any time something gets burned, combustion takes place. Combustion occurs when a solid is turned into a gas by heat. As combustion happens, the solid materials break down and combine with oxygen while heat is given off.
 
For complete combustion to occur, three things must be present. To turn all of a substance into a gas, there must be a fuel (which is whatever material is being burned), heat and oxygen. In theory, if there were a perfect balance of all three of these things, then all of the burned material would combine with oxygen and disperse into the air.
 
However, in most cases, full combustion does not take place. Smoke and soot are created when parts of the burned material do not fully combust all of the way. Since the presence of fuel heat and oxygen varies in different sections of the burn, smoke and soot almost always get created during a fire and cause damage to various rooms inside the house.
 
The variance of amounts and types of fuel, oxygen, and heat is what causes various types of smoke and soot residues. For professional assistance with smoke and soot cleaning and restoration call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 24/7.

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Improperly Cleaned Water Damage Can Lead To Mold Growth In Your Wetumpka Residence

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Improperly Cleaned Water Damage Can Lead To Mold Growth In Your Wetumpka Residence Water Leaks Cause Mold Damage in Wetumpka--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Starting from the Source--Water and Moisture

Many Wetumpka homeowners believe that they can handle every instance that affects their home and causes some damage. While minor situations can likely get resolved with a little elbow grease on your end, water emergencies and subsequent damages are rarely among them. The reason for this is that many of these events have broad effects on your home that conventional cleaning and drying efforts cannot adequately resolve.
 
The fuel of mold growth in Wetumpka properties, food and water place signifidant roles in the destruction that may follow. Water damage in your residence can come from a variety of sources and impact the materials used in the construction of your home in different ways. Worse still, damages that do not get cleaned up and restored the first time correctly offer the potential for these same damages getting worse or compounding conditions which threaten your house in a new way.
 
This fact is part of the reason why SERVPRO is such an excellent choice for any water emergency that you might have in your home. Our expertise and equipment can help you to entirely restore any damaged area so that you are no longer at risk of compounding effects like fungal growth and mold colonies. These are typical effects to follow an inadequately dried water damage event.
 
Mold damage in your home is a serious condition that requires professional remediation services to resolve. More is understood all the time about the potential health effects that result from exposure to mold growth in your home, and so you should do your best to avoid situations that can allow mold spores to thrive on organic material surfaces and structural components of your home.
 
This avoidance begins with quality water damage restoration, which works to extract the present water from the affected area and dry it thoroughly. Inspection with thermal imagery can identify moisture and present water inside of walls, ceilings, and underneath floors in your home. Specialized tools can get used in instances that require deeper penetration to dry an area entirely.
 
This introduction might only give you a small piece of our restoration process, but it can show you the benefit of choosing SERVPRO of Prattville to help you clean up the mess. With the realistic threat of mold growth stemming from your water damage, you can trust our experienced and certified specialists to get the job done correctly. Give us a call today at (334) 358-1186.

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Commercial Water Damage Specialists in Wetumpka

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Specialists in Wetumpka If a broken pipe or other source of water damage occurs on your commercial property, contact SERVPRO for remediation services.

Safety for BOTH Your Workers and Ours is SERVPRO's Primary Concern When Remediating Water Damage

Many times water leaks cause much damage to a building, and the situation requires immediate attention. If a pipe breaks inside your Wetumpka warehouse, unwanted moisture possibly damages your contents, products, or building materials. If a problem with water exists for forty-eight hours or more, then mold growth sometimes occurs.
 
Water taking place inside your business' warehouse sometimes causes a loss of product or revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water damage experts of Wetumpka have experience in mitigating losses at a commercial property in the best ways to reduce the loss of revenue. All procedures taken during the restoration process, get done in ways that keep your warehouse operating as usual.
 
If there is standing water inside your warehouse, we start mitigating the issue by securing the area first. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the area for any potential hazards associated with the flood. Any slip hazards or potential electrical dangers get removed. Any areas that have a potential of danger get sectioned off and labeled as dangerous.
 
After the water damaged region of the warehouse is safe for all occupants, all of the water gets extracted. Any standing water gets vacuumed up with our extraction equipment. Any carpet or upholstery inside the warehouse office gets extracted with specialized vacuum extensions.
 
After all of the water gets removed from the affected area, warehouse racks get moved so that nothing impedes everyday business functions. Racks that are not feasible to move or furniture inside the warehouse office often gets placed on foam blocks. The foam blocks allow the flooring underneath the racks and furniture to receive airflow coming from the drying equipment.
 
Air movers get placed so that air moves in a circular motion. The hot air circulating inside the building increases the rate of evaporation. Dehumidifiers also get set up to remove moisture from the air and pump out hot, dry air helping create the perfect drying atmosphere.
 
Sometimes the drying equipment gets set up in specific areas then moved around so that business operations are not adversely affected. If water ever becomes an issue inside your company warehouse call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 for assistance any time of the day.

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Prevention Techniques Keep Mold Damage at Bay in Your Tallassee Residence

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevention Techniques Keep Mold Damage at Bay in Your Tallassee Residence SERVPRO has the skills and training to properly and thoroughly remove mold damage from your home and prevent future mold growth.

Call on the Professionals at SERVPRO for Expert Mold Remediation

Your Tallassee home consists of different materials, and some of these come from organic sources. Microbes, including mold, need organic food sources to live. However, they also require a steady supply of moisture. Because we cannot build homes easily without using organic compounds, we must rely on our ability to control the moisture content in our homes when we want to control the growth of microbes.

Whenever you find that your Tallassee home contains mold damage, attending to it immediately can help save your home from suffering any additional damage. SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) has the skills needed to quickly and effectively remediate any amount of damage affecting your residence. Keeping things dry inside your home can mean the difference between long-term success and a quick return of mold growth.

We use different but effective methods to contain the spores and pieces of mold that can end up so easily in the air. HEPA-filters on our air scrubbers extract microscopic particles so they can no longer pose a threat to your home. As a part of a negative air pressure system that we temporarily install to seal up the moldy areas of your home, an air scrubber pulls clean air into the area while forcing dirty air out of your property.

We thoroughly inspect all materials before removing them. This aspect of our work ensures us that we only remove those materials that cleaning cannot restore. We place all materials that we do remove in secure bags to prevent contamination as we carry these ruined materials out of your home for disposal.

Because most microbes remain non-problematic, maintaining a low level of humidity in your home can prevent many problems with mold growth and the damage it causes. Installing new sump pumps or dehumidifiers, or both can help keep the moisture in your home at a healthy level. In addition to this, ensuring that we eliminate any sources of water that might cause problems helps immensely. Without water, mold just cannot grow.

SERVPRO of Prattville is here to help you and your family with remediation for mold damage and the restoration of your home. Call us any day or night, any day of the year, at our local number, (334) 358-1186 for professional assistance.

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Fully Recover from Fire Damage on Your Wetumpka Area Property, Today

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fully Recover from Fire Damage on Your Wetumpka Area Property, Today Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home after fire damage "Like it never even happened."

Rely on SERVPRO to Properly Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Fires can reach extreme temperatures that often affect the loadbearing capacity of many structural components installed in your home. If you put the noticeable visual effects aside, thermal expansion erodes the strength of many materials left behind, often causing damage in other parts of your property not directly affected by the fire. 

When dealing with fire damage in your Wetumpka area home, make sure that your restoration specialist remains flexible to a variety of situations while working towards maintaining the structural integrity of your building. They should always make explicit efforts to form remedial measures that help restore the building to its original design and compensate for any weaknesses discovered as a result of the fire. 

In some situations, replacement of damaged materials become more practical than restoration, in other words, it may not be possible to restore everything. However, even with a variety of challenges added to the situation, SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians remain your best option for working towards a full recovery. We can often save many items such as furniture, appliances, personal belongings, and additional household components that appear unrestorable to the untrained eye.  

Our technicians understand that glass, metal, lead, aluminum, alloy, brass, bronze, and copper items show a significant loss of strength after being exposed to a fire. The wood used to construct your home’s framework can often retain structural integrity even after the surface ignites and chars at a steady rate. SERVPRO technicians can remove charring and perform a full inspection of joints, connectors, and interior structural elements to help limit additional losses.  

By putting a variety of personnel, equipment, and resources together, SERVPRO can provide you with the services necessary to clean, deodorize, and restore your family home to a quality pre-fire damage condition. We are available 24/7, day or night, to help you take control of fire damage situations that occur on your property and do everything possible to help members of our local community recover.

Contact SERVPRO of Prattville for additional information or to begin your home’s restoration, today. We service residents throughout the Elmore, Deatsville, Millbrook area, providing solutions that you can count on whenever emergency situations arise. (334) 358-1186

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