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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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Commercial Flood Damage in Your Wetumpka Warehouse

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage in Your Wetumpka Warehouse Every warehouse flooding event is different and requires a custom plan to dry out the building and items stored within. Contact SERVPRO to discuss.

Team SERVPRO Puts Together a Personalized Action Plan Based on Your Particular Commercial Damage Scenario

Natural disasters such as flooding or heavy thunderstorms can lead to flood damage, especially if your warehouse in Wetumpka is not protected. Your commercial building is at a higher risk of sustaining water damage over the weekends and at night when everyone goes home.
 
Commercial flood damage in Wetumpka is devastating for anyone with a business. An event like this disrupts your business and can result in a significant financial loss if you do not attend to it right away. To help you clean up the mess and deal with such a disaster, you should get in touch with us at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle flooding situations and are ready to help you whenever you need.
 
We first do a visual inspection to get an estimate of the damages. We can then start extracting all the standing water. We do so with truck-mounted pumps. Once this is done, we can work on getting your business thoroughly dried. We use industrial machines such as dehumidifiers and air movers to do so, monitoring the equipment daily. This part of the remediation process is the longest.
 
Based on initial moisture readings and the layout of your property, SERVPRO techs determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers are necessary to dry your building efficiently and adequately. A dry standard is set using an area of the property that is unaffected. After the areas affected are in line with this standard, we remove the equipment.
 
After all the areas are dried thoroughly and our equipment removed, we wipe down and clean everything from the ceiling to the walls, to the floors. We apply a layer of antimicrobial which is sprayed to stop any potential mold growth. Both air and culture samples are taken to ensure your business is mold and bacteria free.
 
Any non-salvageable building materials are demolished and disposed of during the mitigation process and are replaced afterward which includes paint, flooring, and drywall.
 
SERVPRO of Prattville wants to make sure that your business in Eclectic, Elmore, or Deatsville can get back up and running as soon as possible after a flooding disaster. Give us a call as soon as possible at (334) 358-1186 so we can get your business dry and safe again.

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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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