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Preventing Fire Damages To Your Tallassee Residence

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing Fire Damages To Your Tallassee Residence One of the most unexpected and devastating occurrences to your Tallassee home is a fire.

Preventing Fire Damages To Your Residence

One of the most unexpected and devastating occurrences to your Tallassee home is a fire. To make matters worse, many of these situations could get avoided with the right precautionary measures and better education. Most homeowners assume that smoke detectors offer enough of a warning about the dangers of a disaster in your house, enough to notify first responders before too much damage occurs, but this is not always the case.

This occurrence is not inevitable nor is it something that even most homeowners have to experience throughout their lives. Still, fire damages can prove a lingering menace in your Tallassee home that requires attention from trained professionals like our SERVPRO restoration team. In even the best of circumstances, fire can still leave its mark on your house that conventional cleaning methods are unable to restore.

However, there are ways that you can better prepare your home and help to prevent a fire from ever starting actively. Much of this precautionary work comes from being more mindful of appliances in your home as they age, as these can often be a source of ignition. Another measure you can take is to ensure that you have fire suppression equipment in utility areas of your house for easy access.

Fire extinguishers are a great example of suppression equipment that you should have readily available throughout your home. These can help you to put out a small fire before it has the opportunity to get out of control and cause significant damage throughout your house. A quickly extinguished fire often leaves only minimal damages for our SERVPRO professionals to restore, making the process much quicker and ultimately cheaper.

While there are many ways that you can be more mindful around your home to help prevent the possibility of a fire, there are also some instances where it cannot get avoided. If you have already experienced fire damages in your home, count on our SERVPRO of Prattville fire restoration technicians to restore the damage quickly and get your home back to preloss condition. SERVPRO's rapid response team is available 24/7 at (334) 358-1186.

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Appliances can Leave Flood Damage in Your Tallassee Residence

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliances can Leave Flood Damage in Your Tallassee Residence Flooding from your dishwasher can put you under many inches of water. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Dry Out Your Property After Flooding Regardless of the Source

Some of your Tallassee home's appliances use water to perform their function. Washing machines, dishwashers, water heaters, and many of the more recent refrigerator models have their own water lines. Each of these lines can cause severe problems inside your home when they break or come loose at either end.
 
Regularly checking the water lines in your home's appliances can reduce the chances of such incidents leading to flood damage in Tallassee. SERVPRO technicians are always ready for those unexpected emergencies, though, no matter how large or small. We assist homeowners in regaining control of their homes and make things “Like it never even happened.” once again.
 
Flood damage from appliances that leak or malfunction by overflowing introduces clean water into your home, as opposed to the highly contaminated water experienced during weather-related flooding. We still must remove this water as soon as possible. Clean water can become contaminated from absorbing substances found on your floors and lower portions of walls.
 
Staining of carpets also becomes much more likely as time passes. With weather-related flood damage, we typically cannot save carpeting. When flooding comes from an interior source such as from an appliance's leak or overflow caused by a clog, we have a much better chance of saving our customers the expense of replacing their carpets. We must replace the padding in almost all cases, however, just because of the way in which it disintegrates when exposed to water.
 
Removing the water after stopping its flow at the source shows up any primary damage. Because we know the water contains little contamination, we can work more rapidly. We do not need to remove any silt or other debris that we find in other types of flooding disasters. We also do not need to remove as many materials from your home's structure.
 
Airing out the interior spaces of your home's walls using our Injectidry system can save your home from experiencing secondary water damage like microbial infestations. SERVPRO technicians also use heated extraction units to remove water that seeped into hard-to-reach places like under floorboards.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville has the equipment and experience your home needs when it suffers flood damage. Appliances can go from helping us to almost destroying our homes because of a small water line quite quickly and with little or no warning. Our team is ready to help you. All you need to do is call us at (334) 358-1186 whenever your home experiences an emergency.
 
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Grease Fires In Your Tallassee Restaurant Require Fast Fire Damage Restoration

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Grease Fires In Your Tallassee Restaurant Require Fast Fire Damage Restoration A kitchen fire might happen at a moment's notice, so you need to have professional restoration that can arrive quickly as well.

Fast Fire Damage Restoration

Kitchen fires can happen in the blink of an eye inside of your Tallassee restaurant. Even with only a small area affected, the lingering effects and acute symptoms of the blaze pose a threat to your customers and staff. One of the most detrimental of these effects is a noxious smoke odor that can spread out well beyond the confinements of where the fire happened.

With the oils and grease used in or produced by the dishes you create in your Tallassee kitchen, open flames provide an ever-present risk of severe and threatening situations. While your kitchen area likely gets equipped with several types of extinguishers to handle a variety of fires, resolving the damage that has occurred has to happen before your restaurant can function at its best again.

Our SERVPRO professionals understand the importance of your business and customer satisfaction. When a disaster like this occurs in your building, you want to have the damage restored and return your eatery to the atmosphere that your customers are accustomed to experiencing. It's part of our rapid response approach to serving our community, being there as promptly as possible to clean up the mess and get your facility back to preloss conditions.

With even localized fires in your kitchen, damages can quickly spread to cabinetry and counters, requiring the need for both cleanup and even possibly demolition and reconstruction. Still, one of the most significant threats to a customer experience is the foul odor wafting through the dining area from the recent kitchen blaze.

Remedying this odor often requires our SERVPRO technicians to use thermal foggers. These machines release a chemical solution into the environment and over the contents of the room to break apart noxious odor molecules and neutralize them.

A kitchen fire might happen at a moment's notice, so you need to have professional restoration that can arrive quickly as well. Call our SERVPRO of Prattville fire restoration technicians whenever you need us at (334) 358-1186.

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Fire Damage in a Millbrook Home HVAC System

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage in a Millbrook Home HVAC System Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration in Millbrook? Call SERVPRO for Great Results

Smoke Residue and Odors Are Key Elements Needing Cleanup after a House Fire

After a fire, Millbrook residents are very conscious of the damage to their homes and take the necessary steps to clean and return them to a clean state. One area that often goes unnoticed, however, especially if the fire was short and did minimal damage, is the heating and air or HVAC system.
 
Even when there is no physical fire damage to the HVAC in a Millbrook home, there are still problems to address. The residues left behind by smoke and burning property can cover the vent covers and ductwork. SERVPRO technicians know that once the HVAC is activated again, these residues can spread throughout the entire home, causing damage to personal items if not structural property.
 
The severity of damage depends on where the fire started, how fast it burned, and what fueled it. For example, a kitchen fire usually starts small, so it burns slowly, going through food, metal pans, plastic handles, and fabrics like cotton dishtowels. A fire like this one usually sends up a large amount of smoke. The residues it leaves are often sticky and difficult to remove.
 
A fire which starts in another part of the house as a living room is different. While it may start slowly, the fire quickly begins to burn faster, consuming furniture, paper, carpets, and eventually, building material. The residues left behind from a fire like this one are drier, more like powder, and easier to clean, though the charred materials may be much greater than a small kitchen fire.
 
In the case of an HVAC system, the powdery residues can be wiped off vent covers using a dry sponge. If they have not gotten too far into the ductwork, SERVPRO technicians can remove them using a larger sponge on a telescoping, long handle. If the residue is slightly sticky, technicians use water or a mild detergent to break them up for removal.
 
For residues from a kitchen or similar fire, our restoration teams use a much stronger cleaning agent. They combine it with a long-handled scrub brush to break up the residues for removal. With both kinds of residues, technicians can also remove them with a vacuum hose.
 
For residues that penetrated deep into the ductwork, our teams can use a fogging machine to generate a cloud of cleaning agent. They force it through every duct, breaking up the residue and then use fans to push it all outside the home.
 
If you have cleaned up after a recent fire, but still find smoke residue throughout your home, it may be a problem inside your HVAC. Call SERVPRO of Prattville today at (334) 358-1186 to determine if you need additional cleaning services.

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Saving Your Home's Floors from Flood Damage in Tallassee

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Saving Your Home's Floors from Flood Damage in Tallassee When More than a Puppy Puddle Covers Your Tallassee Flooring after a Storm--Call SERVPRO for Removal and Restoration

Swift Stormwater Removal Can Salvage Hardwood Flooring

During a flood in Tallassee, your home's entire structure can become weaker. This change takes place not only because of the water's ability to soak everything it comes into contact with but also because of its weight and the force with which it moves.
 
Your floors support this weight, which can significantly add to the severity of water damage experienced in Tallassee properties. Larger rooms might seem to bow downward much more than hallways and smaller rooms after a flood recedes. The structure of your home can also change slightly during a flood. Stairways leading to the basement can also warp and become unsafe.
 
SERVPRO can help restore your home by resolving these problems through their professional mitigation services. We do more than merely remove any leftover water. We also dry out your home and curtail a significant amount of damage to materials that might otherwise happen.
 
We restore your floors to a safe condition by getting them dry in a rapid fashion, but not too quickly. We use Injectidry equipment to dry the floors from the surface you see through the underlay, including joists and the rest of the internal framework. On the top, we lay down heat-producing mats that also extract any evaporated moisture. Below, we insert tubing that forces warm air into the floor so it can quickly dry out. We measure the air leaving the floor for the amount of moisture our machines force out. When this reaches a standard point, we know that the floor's interior area no longer needs further drying. A science and a little art provide professional protocols for salvaging hardwood floor boards.
 
We do the same with your walls, as well, and any other cavities and dead spaces inside your home. At times, we remove baseboards to drill small weep holes to allow water to drain out before forcing air inside. We always replace the mop-boards once we finish, so we remove any risk to our customers.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville can take your flooded home from soggy to “Like it never even happened” fast and efficiently. Our professional mitigation team is always available to help the residents in Elmore and Eclectic protect their homes from this and other types of damage. Call us at (334) 358-1186 to speak to an experienced company that is locally owned and operated.

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Stopping Water Damage Before it Spreads within a Tallassee Home

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Stopping Water Damage Before it Spreads within a Tallassee Home Water Damage from Upper-Level Leak in Tallassee--Call SERVPRO for Restoration and Removal

Swift Water Removal  Mitigates Damages and Preserves Possessions

Underneath your Tallassee home's kitchen cabinet, as well as in the bathroom, plumbing lines supply water to the sink while drain pipes allow the used water to flow away safely. When any of these become loosened from their connections, water can escape and puddle on the bottom of the cabinet.
 
Tallassee homeowners might find themselves with a kitchen or bathroom full of water damage after a leak like this occurs. Promptly taking care of the situation by consulting with a professional mitigation company like SERVPRO can help protect the rest of your home from additional damages. Certified by the IICRC in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD), our technicians arrive at your home prepared to restore things to preloss condition, whenever possible.
 
Before starting, we measure the amount of moisture held in solid materials and also the amount of humidity trapped in your residence's air. Once we know how intensive of an approach we need, we proceed with removing the misplaced water wherever it exists and in whichever form we find it. We can easily see the water, but locating water from past days or weeks means tracking moisture and dampness in both surrounding materials, belongings and furnishings, and even the air inside your home.
 
As we remove the water, we check to ensure that we also resolve what caused the incident in the first place. Escaping water that comes from upper levels of your home quickly travels down to lower levels. This is typically a grade three water damaging event when multiple levels are exposed to water leaks. This can affect electrical outlets on lower floors. Both slow leaks or busted water lines can cause flooding inside a building, as can backups and overflowed washing machines.
 
When needed, we call in one of our trusted partners or a contractor of your choosing, who assist us in matters regarding plumbing, electrical wiring, or appliances. We always discuss with our customers the need for such professionals before contacting a partner, however, as we know you may already have someone who attends to such matters for you. It is crucial that all aspects of water damage mitigation follow protocols for maximum results.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville can help you fulfill your goal of restoring your home back to its former condition before the water loss. Contact our 24-hour emergency service line at (334) 358-1186 if you live in the Millbrook, Autaugaville, or Elmore areas and experience leaks, drips, or faulty drains in your home.

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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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