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Removing And Restoring Flood Damage In Wetumpka

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Removing And Restoring Flood Damage In Wetumpka SERVPRO knows that the best response to Wetumpka flood damage is a rapid one.

Removing And Restoring Flood Damage

The weather of the last year and even recently has put Wetumpka homes underwater. The flooding puts entire neighborhoods at risk and property loss can begin in less than an hour when items like books and some upholstered furniture absorb too much water.

SERVPRO knows that the best response to Wetumpka flood damage is a rapid one. We keep a response team on call, 24/7 to make sure we can be at your home in less than an hour after you call us. The process we have developed after more than twenty years serving Illinois residents provides our customers the best we have to offer when it comes to restoring their homes and property.

We start with removing anything that might bleed color or furniture finish into the water covering carpets and floors. That includes sofas, dining room sets, area rugs, and curtains as well as books and other paper products. Our team members also remove any items that might accidentally damage while removing water or otherwise restoring the home. If possible, we move it to a safe area of the home or else put it into temporary storage.

Next, we remove the flood water. We can accomplish this with commercial pumps to remove the bulk of the water and then switch to extraction pumps to draw it out of carpets and from between floorboards. The idea is to do these first two steps quickly enough to prevent or at least limit furniture damage, staining on carpets and floors, and stop rust from forming on appliances and other metal framed property.

SERVPRO technicians now lift the carpet to examine underneath. If there is a carpet pad, we dispose of it. Replacing it is far more cost-efficient than expending the time needed to attempt to dry it. If the floor still has water on the surface, we can roll up the carpet and use squeegees to push or pull water out of the room.

Once the floor is completely dry, we lay down the new pad and then the carpet. If needed, technicians use air movers to force warm air under the carpet to make sure it is completely dry.

These are the first steps we take to ensure your home is safe and dry after a disaster. More rain and storms are in the near forecast, so if your home has flood damage, or if you want to learn how to reduce the effects, contact SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today. We are here for you.

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Learn Your Options When Dealing with Water Damage in Wetumpka

2/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Learn Your Options When Dealing with Water Damage in Wetumpka Dealing with water damage can be stressful, you can trust SERVPRO to properly remove the water and restore your home.

SERVPRO Offers Fast, Efficient and Thorough Water Damage Restoration Services

It is always good to know your options when your commercial property or home has encountered the effects of water damage. Even when some of the restoration procedures may seem obvious to you, always seek professional services in Wetumpka to avoid making costly errors that may lead to further damage and loss. Below you are going to learn some of the steps that experts undertake to restore your property.

The aim of a restoration company like SERVPRO is to turnaround the water damage challenges in Wetumpka and restore items to their preloss state. There are specific procedures that our technicians follow when working for you. For instance, we do loss assessment, analyze the levels of contamination, then decontaminate and dry your property. In our work, we adhere to the IICRC standards and monitor every process until we obtain the target results.

The first step that we undertake is to identify the source of the water and stop the flow if it still exists. We can then pump the water accumulation with the help of pumps, portable extractors or truck-mounted extractors. Additionally, we use water detection equipment such as thermohygrometers, moisture sensors, and moisture meters. By using a thermohygrometer, our SERVPRO technicians can measure the relative humidity and temperature of an area. A moisture meter is crucial when determining the moisture content of various materials.

If you did not report the incident promptly, there is a possibility that mold might have started to grow. While at your property, we do mold inspection and removal. With the use of deodorization agents, we sterilize the area to eliminate any lingering airborne contaminants and smells. Deodorization is a very vital step since the deodorants can also neutralize odors from the hard to access areas.

Putting in place air movers is also vital to promote air circulation and the drying process. When the air has high volumes of moisture, our SERVPRO team uses dehumidifiers to remove that extra moisture. Dependent on the situation, we may decide to use desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers.

SERVPRO of Prattville is a trusted leader in storm, water, fire and mold damage restoration. Call us at (334) 358-1186 at any time of the day and get proven services that make a difference.

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Water Removal Specialists In Wetumpka

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Specialists In Wetumpka When appliances cause water damage, our SERVPRO crew will clean and restore the mess.

SERVPRO Responds to Water Damage Emergencies in Wetumpka


Someone once said, "something always breaks in our house right around Christmas time every year!" The odds are that one day something is bound to malfunction in your beautiful Wetumpka home. When certain appliances or water pipes choose to break, the presence of water becomes a pain.

In some situations not only do you have to fix the broken appliance or item, but you have a problem with water as well. Anytime something malfunctions and causes water to get in the house, call SERVPRO's water removal team in Wetumpka. The quicker you call us, the quicker we show up and help you with your dilemma.

Letting any standing water inside your house stay there for any amount of time is not a good idea. The greater amount of time water stays inside your house, the more problems the liquid creates. Building materials inside your home can get soaked and start to lose their structural integrity. If any water sits inside your house long enough, mold growth can occur on any wooden or paper material.

Instead of risking more and worse problems to your house in the future, call the experts at SERVPRO for help the first time. If standing water inside a structure is removed promptly, the damage it causes to your home decreases. If moisture levels of building materials inside your dwelling are dropped low enough in a short period, then mold growth is unlikely.

Once our expert team is confident that no more water is leaking into your home, they can begin the mitigation process. Our team uses heavy duty water extraction equipment to remove the majority of the water. During this first step, the crew extracts all of the water out of your home that they possibly can.

Once all of the visible water is extracted, and no more water gets sucked up by the equipment, drying can take place. After extraction, our crews test moisture levels in the area and see whether it needs to be dried out or not. If moisture levels are still high on the floor or walls, then drying is necessary to prevent mold growth. We use top of the line air movers and dehumidifiers to drop moisture levels back to their normal range.

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Do not let water sit in your home for a lengthy period. Whenever you notice standing water in your home, call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 for help 24/7.

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Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Experts Can Revitalize Bed And Breakfast Facilities In Wetumpka

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Experts Can Revitalize Bed And Breakfast Facilities In Wetumpka Running a bed and breakfast in Wetumpka depends on a significant amount of creativity and perseverance on the part of the owners.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Running a bed and breakfast in Wetumpka depends on a significant amount of creativity and perseverance on the part of the owners. From booking a stay to the time the guests depart, ensuring a pleasant visit helps retain an excellent public image and reputation and increase business.

All businesses in Wetumpka can sustain commercial fire damage, with some at higher risk than others. Because of the inherent qualities of a bed and breakfast's normal operations, some guests engage in riskier behavior than other guests.

The primary way they engage in this is smoking cigarettes during their overnight stay. While most of the time this habit does not cause a fire, the smoke left behind on walls and other surfaces can become problematic for other guests. Responsible bed and breakfast owners want to ensure that all guests enjoy their time without any difficulties. They understand that sleeping in a room where smoke residue remains can pose severe problems for their more sensitive guests.

This is a situation that the professionals at SERVPRO can help you resolve quickly. Our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) often works with our Odor Control Technician (OCT) in eliminating noxious odors. Whenever burn holes or other physical evidence remains behind after a guest departs, we can also assist you in resolving this predicament.

Many times, a thorough washing of the walls and ceilings can reduce a foul odor's strength. Because smoke rises, these areas can contain the sticky substances in a film-like layer. Carpeting absorbs the drier particles that fell to the ground. We can carry out carpet cleaning to eliminate these odors.

When a fire does occur, we are ready and prepared to mitigate the damage your business sustains with skilled workers. We remove any damage materials efficiently and then clean up the area. Performing our work this way provides a clean slate for restoration work to begin immediately.

SERVPRO of Prattville views our neighboring businesses as crucial elements in our area, and want to help those suffering from smoke and fire damage and other emergencies recover quickly. Doing so helps keep businesses from failing in the future and strengthens our economy. Our 24-hour services can be contacted by calling (334) 358-1186 where we can discuss your specific needs.

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Understanding What Mold Damage Really is in Wetumpka

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding What Mold Damage Really is in Wetumpka If you discover a mold colony, SERVPRO recommends you shut off the HVAC system to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of your home.

Allow SERVPRO to Remediate Mold Damage Before It Gets Out of Hand

Mold colonies can present some of the toughest, most intractable problems for modern American homes, but to understand how to beat such infestations requires a keen understanding of their biology and nature. If you know what causes mold damage in Wetumpka, you may better be able to stop its effects and control growth on your property.

When you see mold damage in your Wetumpka home, what you are really viewing is a large colony of many thousands to millions of individual organisms. The smallest unit of fungal infections is the spore. Spores can be smaller than the tiniest cells in your body, or almost large enough to be seen by the naked eye. These small units multiply rapidly and spread far across a surface, eventually increasing in number and size until you can see them without a microscope or magnification tool.

Most varieties of mold in modern American homes spread out before piling up. The easiest way for new spores to take root and begin to grow is to find a space on the edge of the colony and grow from there. However, as the fungus eats away at whatever surface it has settled on, new spores may begin to grow atop others, giving mold its fuzzy and uneven texture.

Mature colonies reproduce quickly, as individual organisms sprout long stalks tipped with fresh, dormant spores that function as seeds. These can be picked up by passing objects, air currents, water flow, or any other physical force, and be deposited somewhere else where they can grow anew. This is why SERVPRO recommends you shut off your HVAC system when you discover a significant colony in your home: with minimal air currents in your home, the mold should have a harder time spreading to new rooms and areas.

SERVPRO of Prattville has dealt with residential mold damage cases in the local area for years. For our seasoned expertise and careful service, call us at (334) 358-1186.

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Checking for Hazardous Materials After Flooding in Your Wetumpka Home

12/27/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Checking for Hazardous Materials After Flooding in Your Wetumpka Home Wetumpka Storm Damage Properties Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Offers Water Extraction and More for Flood Damaged Properties

After this year’s hurricanes, residents in Wetumpka are taking more notice of these storms and what they need to do to protect their homes from flooding. They are also paying more attention to their insurance policies and what they cover in the event of a massive disaster like this. Flooding can create havoc in your life in an instant, and being prepared is your best defense.

When the worst has happened, and a storm has brought flooding to your Wetumpka residence, you might not know where to begin. After the storm has passed and it is safe to go back to your home, you want to get the water out as quickly as you can. To do this best, you want the help of SERVPRO and our professional staff who have the right tools and experience to assist you.
 
Your storm-damaged home could pose hazards since floods can create significant damage to a building. Plus, long-term exposure to water can weaken materials like drywall and flooring which creates a hazard for everyone. We look for these and other structural hazards before beginning water mitigation and restoration.
 
SERVPRO techs understand that hazardous chemicals and asbestos can be present in some buildings which have been damaged by water. We look out for hazardous materials and try to avoid handling or removing them when it is above our qualifications. If needed, we use qualified subcontractors to help us dispose of these dangers.
 
Asbestos is especially dangerous, and we do not continue work if we find it until after calling in a licensed asbestos abatement worker to remove any materials that contain the asbestos. We never disturb these materials ourselves if we suspect they contain this dangerous chemical.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville are the ones to turn to when you have a flooding emergency in your home. We are cautious before we begin our remediation services so that anyone in the areas of Deatsville, Tallahassee, or Elmore can be confident of our services when they call us at (334) 358-1186.

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Tips to Prevent Mold Damage to Your Tallassee Home- What Do Professionals Say?

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Tips to Prevent Mold Damage to Your Tallassee Home- What Do Professionals Say? Mold Patches Remediated by SERVPRO Protects Tallassee Properties-Call for Advice

Contact SERVPRO for Advice and Mold Remediation Services to Tallassee Properties

Mold damage can wreak havoc on your property. If you are not careful, mold can spread quickly and cause extensive damage to your Tallassee home that can cost thousands to fix. That said, if you are vigilant and seek professional help right away, a lot of the damage can be saved.

There are many of tips out there to tackle mold damage to your Tallassee home. However, not all of those tips work and can even worsen the situation. So, what do the professionals say you should do? Well, let us find out.  

Never try to remove mold by yourself if it is over 10 square feet in area. One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians tell homeowners is not to try and get rid of the mold by themselves. There are a lot of do-it-yourself tips to get rid of the mold out there, but avoid them at all cost. It is unfortunate that there are many scare tactics and misinformation that just compound a not too complex mold infestation. Trying to clean the old damage can worsen the situation and even spread the mold to unaffected areas of your home. Besides, mold can have health effects as well. Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the appropriate protective gear and safety training to ensure a proper and safe operation.  

Check your home for signs of mold


Catching the mold damage in its early stage is the key to complete restoration. Make sure that you inspect your home for early signs of mold and if you spot mold, make sure that you contact SERVPRO technicians as soon as possible. Ignoring mold, however small it is, can be a huge mistake.  Never hesitate to call us, even for a consultation.

Control the moisture in your home


Mold loves moisture. Ensure that you do not have excess residual moisture due to leaky fixtures, drain pipes or clogged toilets. Inspect your attics, bathrooms, and crawlspaces regularly and get leakages fixed as soon as you can.

SERVPRO technicians have years of experience and expertise in restoring mold damage. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and our technicians are always ready to help you in your time of need.
Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today to schedule an appointment.

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Combating Odors After Water Removal from Your Prattville Clothing Boutique

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Combating Odors After Water Removal from Your Prattville Clothing Boutique Keep Your Boutique in Prattville Free of Odors and Standing Water by Calling SERVPRO

Retail Shops Benefit from SERVPRO Services for Odor and Water Damage Control

Water damage is perhaps one of the worst things to happen in a clothing boutique in Prattville. If the water is not promptly removed, it can damage your inventory and cause irreparable damage to your store as well. However, the extent of water damage is not limited to the damage caused by the intruding water. The residual moisture can cause your store to stink and drive the customers out.

Seeking professional help can eliminate the odor problems in your Prattville boutique after a water damage incidence. The good news is that skilled certified technicians use sophisticated methods, and equipment to get rid of the smells in no time. Here are some the steps that are involved in combating odors after water removal.

Eliminating the source
One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians do to combat smells is to eliminate its source as soon as possible. Our IICRC certified technicians use their years of experience and technical skill to locate the source of the offensive odor and eliminate it before the situation gets out of hand. Indoor air quality-IAQ- is of paramount importance.

Using multiple methods to eliminate the odor
SERVPRO technicians use a host of methods to combat the smell depending on its source. We use many agents to eliminate odor and odor-causing particles from your store as soon as possible. Masking agents are used to cover up the foul smells with a pleasant smell. These agents are often used in the form of beads that contain a potent pleasant-smelling compound. Masking is not a permanent solution, but it does mitigate the adverse effects unpleasant smells may have on a place of business.

If the odors are particularly severe, Electrically Generated Deodorizers are often used. These deodorizers use Ozone gas that reacts with the odor causing particles and neutralizes them, so they do not smell anymore. SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled professionals who have years of experience using such deodorizers.

We have the experience, the knowledge, and the equipment (yes, also thermal foggers) to get your boutique smelling as it should- fresh and pleasant. Call SERVPRO of Prattville at (334) 358-1186 today to schedule an appointment.

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Specialized and Expert Restoration Relieves Homeowners of the Effects of Fire Damage in Wetumpka

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Specialized and Expert Restoration Relieves Homeowners of the Effects of Fire Damage in Wetumpka SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Cleanup in Wetumpka Includes Teddy

Count on SERVPRO for Fire Cleanup and Odor Control

After a house fire in Wetumpka, the many changes affecting a family can become highly stressful. Now, the security of 'home' is absent, and many of the items used daily are also gone. Often, the changes can affect work and school schedules, also. Meals and other times spent as a family diminishes significantly.

Homeowners in Wetumpka who rely on professional fire damage restoration experts find themselves able to return home quickly. Even small fires that result in nearly unbearable circumstances in only one area of a home can bring about hardship on a family. In some situations, the home's interior barely suffers any damaging effects while personal belongings become heavily soiled with soot and odors.

We train our technicians, so they become certified IICRC Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) as part of an on-going training program. We can restore both damaged homes and the soft contents inside them, helping our customers' families regain their normal lives once again.
    
Professional restoration of personal belongings in the past entailed a great deal of work and could still produce shoddy results. Recent developments provide much better endings when restoring belongings and home furnishings. Soot can become deeply embedded in textiles, making it nearly impossible to clean.

Being able to clean items that our customers would feel forced to throw away in the past brings both them and ourselves immense satisfaction. When a child of a customer can reclaim her sooty Teddy Bear, the sense of accomplishment is powerful. We can readily remove soot from hard surfaces and eliminate much of the soot particles on many materials in the typical home. However, as long as any soot particles remain, odor continues to waft into the air near these items. Cleaning your soot-covered belongings makes them more than clean – it makes them feel, look, and smell clean again.

SERVPRO of Prattville wants to make fire damage a thing of the past as swiftly as possible for the families in our community. By calling us at (334) 358-1186, you begin our 24-hour services. Damages related to a fire can affect everything in your home, but we can make it all “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Removal In Tallassee

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal In Tallassee Tallassee home water removal needs to be accomplished by an experienced restoration service.

Water Removal

Flooding in Tallassee usually comes from the Tallapoosa River, a bad storm, or a combination of both. No matter how it happens, water can destroy a home and the property within unless you remove it as quickly as possible.

Tallassee home water removal needs to be accomplished by an experienced restoration service. SERVPRO has decades of experience in Alabama when it comes to removing standing water, extracting water from carpets and floors, and repairing damaged surfaces.

We start by bringing in pumps for any water over two inches deep. If local power is unavailable, we also bring in a generator. For large or remote areas, we may bring in a generator truck for continuous power support. Our technicians clear out most homes in a single day.

For water less than two inches deep, we go directly to water extraction wands. They are designed to reduce secondary damage and protect carpet nape and wood floor surfaces as they draw out water. If there is a carpet pad, we lift and roll the carpet out of the way and then dispose of the pad. It is cheaper to replace one than to attempt to dry it out.

After removing the last of the water, SERVPRO technicians examine the carpets and floors for damage. We check the carpet for delamination, split seams and mold. Delamination is when the backing of the carpet has begun to dissolve from water exposure. If fibers separate in clumps from the carpet, then the delamination is severe, we recommend replacement. We can repair minor seam damage, but if there are splits longer than a foot or two, then we recommend replacing the carpet. If we find any mold present on the carpet, we dispose of it immediately.

If the carpet is undamaged and mold-free, we treat it with a deodorizing agent and then lay it back down on a clean carpet pad. A technician uses an extractor wand to make certain there is no moisture, and then several restoration team members stretch the carpet and reattach it.

For wood floors, we use a moisture meter to determine water content. If it is high, we set fans in place to circulate the air and place air movers to blow warm, dry air over the surface and push the damp cooler air out of the wood. Technicians adjust the temperature and speed of the air to ensure we do it as quickly as possible without damaging the wood.

Homeowners need to remove water swiftly, but not at the expense of home and property. If your home is underwater or there is just an inch or two covering your dining room carpet, call SERVPRO of Prattville today at (334) 358-1186. We are here for you.

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