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Overloading an Outlet can Cause Fire Damage to Pine Castle Homes

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Overloading an Outlet can Cause Fire Damage to Pine Castle Homes SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is locally owned and operated and here to restore your fire damage.

SERVPRO Has What it Takes to  Restore your Pine Castle Home From Fire Damage

People in Pine Castle increasingly find themselves with too few outlets in their home for all of the gadgets and different pieces of equipment owned by members of their family. Either as a primary power source or to charge the battery for regular use, the number of available outlets in older homes rarely suffices. Only twenty years ago the number of electronic pieces in the home numbered only a fraction of what many households own today.

When too few outlets exist and extension cords, extra outlets, and plug adaptors become used more frequently in a Pine Castle home, fire damage often happens due to the overloading of electrical systems. Although this may seem unlikely to younger members of the family, the dangers posed in plugging too many devices in at one time become reality for many homeowners nationwide.

When SERVPRO technicians encounter this type of fire damage, we ensure that electricity no longer runs to the area. Water from firefighters can also damage electronics devices, in addition to making them dangerous to power on, so please never hit their power button to see if a device still works. We must unplug all devices still connected to power sources so we can package them to safely store undamaged ones and prepare damaged ones for possible repair with one of our partners who specializes in electronics repair and restoration.

Your home's interior can also suffer severe fire damage and smoke-covered surfaces. Our technicians can readily handle all stages and levels of severity. Fires can happen at any time, including during the night when devices charge for the next day's use. When your home is unoccupied, fires can slowly spread before a neighbor notices smoke seeping through closed windows. Fires starting from overloaded outlets are not always caught early.

Our technicians can help you and your family by mitigating the effects of a fire and making your home safe again. Some of the effects of fire might not be easily seen but nevertheless still exist, posing hidden danger spots in your once-safe home. Restoration and mitigation of fire damaged residences includes removal of destroyed materials and belongings (which we discuss with you in detail), repair of materials only slightly damaged or simply covered in soot and grime, airing out your home as part of the desiccant process, and odor control techniques that make the interior of your home safe for structural restoration work to begin.

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The technicians and specialists at SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can help minimize the amount of time your family deals with fire damage in your Belle Isle or Sky Lake home, restoring its safety and helping make it "Like it never even happened." Here for you when accidents happen, call our 24-hour service line at (407) 985-3200 so we can get started working for you.

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Professional Mold Remediation For Your Conway Movie Theater

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Mold Remediation For Your Conway Movie Theater Make sure that your loyal patrons do not find a new movie theater to frequent by calling SERVPRO at the first sight or smell of mold.

SERVPRO Quickly Investigates and Remediates a Business Mold Infestation

Movie theaters are a common sight to see throughout the Conway area, as this is one of the iconic date night activities available to people of all ages. Day after day, you might see hundreds of people come in and out of your business looking for their slice of entertainment, so the last thing that you need is the presence of mold to shut your doors for an extended period while you figure out how to handle the situation.

What many business owners do not understand about commercial mold damages they find in their Conway properties, is that the creation of these colonies is rather simple. All that omnipresent spores in the environment need to grow and thrive is moisture, warmer temperatures and some variety of organic material to seat the organism. Once these conditions get met, your business is continually at risk for the development of mold and fungal growths.

Often finding the source of the moisture in the affected areas is sufficient for preventing the majority of this present risk, but the damage could have already occurred. The best way to identify the progression of mold in your business, whether there are clear signs of colonies or not, is to allow SERVPRO to conduct an inspection of the property to look for signs of fungal growth and to assess your risks of forming colonies.

Our experienced mold remediation specialists have several unique approaches to restoring the damage that mold can do to your business, and ones that do not have to keep your doors closed a moment longer than they need to be. The faster that our SERVPRO technicians can get the problem under control in your movie theater, the sooner that your regular customers can get allowed back in for their silver screen fixations.

While it might not seem like mold growth is that pressing of an issue from a business standpoint, mold may cause health effects for those exposed. This fact puts not only your staff in line for these potential effects but also every person who comes to the theater as a viewer. Trust our experienced remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to help you get back to the way your business used to be prompt. Call us today at (407) 985-3200.

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Questions You Might Have About Black Mold Damage in Edgewood

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Questions You Might Have About Black Mold Damage in Edgewood Handling black mold requires a unique set of certifications SERVPRO holds. Call on us if you discover black mold in your home.

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage Leaving Your Home Safe

One of the most infamous and troublesome types of mold damage in Edgewood is black mold, a colloquial term for several species of aggressive fungi that can cause more problems than other, similar varieties of mold. Black mold infestations grow and function much like ordinary colonies, but can have different and more severe consequences, including an increased risk of health effects for the home's residents. Handling these species requires a unique set of certifications carried by few companies aside from SERVPRO to adequately cover the specific safety and treatment considerations involved in a professional cleanup.

How Concerned Should I Be?

Horror stories of black mold damage in communities like Edgewood abound online, but the reality is a bit more nuanced. While black mold can cause health effects in many people, the severity of these complications can depend on exposure time, the extent of growth, and the specific variety that is growing in your home. We recommend you call us as soon as you find signs of damage so that we can send an inspector over within a matter of hours to evaluate the situation and provide more detailed safety recommendations for your household.

What Other Consequences Could Come?

In addition to heightened health risks, black mold can cause many of the same damages to your home that other fungi can. Without professional remediation, the problem can start to eat away at your home and cause lasting visual and structural damage to the building. Additional safety precautions and sterilization measures may also lengthen the time we take to solve the problem, potentially increasing costs incurred during the restoration process.

How Can SERVPRO Solve the Problem?

We handle black mold much in the same way as other fungal damage, conducting simultaneous efforts to quarantine, neutralize, and clean up after multiple patches of growth at once. Throughout the work, our technicians have access to heavy-duty environmental protection gear to prepare them for even the most extreme risks. Without this equipment, it may be very unsafe to continue living and working in the area until the remediation project reaches completion. We take extra care to sanitize the area when black mold is involved to make sure that no safety risks remain after we leave.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights has the training and equipment necessary to handle even the most extensive and dangerous mold damage situations in local homes. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help.

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Flood Damage in Pine Castle Isn't Always Inside the Home

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Pine Castle Isn't Always Inside the Home Many surfaces including concrete can become damaged if floodwaters are not removed quickly. Contact SERVPRO to inspect and remediate.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Flooding Can Cause Damage to Your Home's Exterior

Many instances of flood damage in Pine Castle and other local communities never make it into a home: sometimes, floodwaters can cause extensive damage to outdoor fixtures, objects, and materials without reaching indoors. While these situations are often faster and less expensive to take care of than floods that make it inside, they can still cause severe damage to your property requiring the help of a professional company like SERVPRO to repair. Here are some of the more frequent and troublesome issues we encounter outdoors after flooding incidents.

Cracked Concrete
Most types of concrete can sustain significant flood damage in Pine Castle, especially if standing water remains on top of them for longer than a few hours. Debris picked up from elsewhere in the flood's path can scratch, scrape, and break up concrete, causing significant physical damage to the surface. However, water itself can also cause many problems for the material. Some types of concrete may absorb water and expand, cracking and crumbling as the pressure becomes too high. In less severe cases, painted surfaces may need to be refinished or repainted, depending on the type of paint applied and length of exposure to water.

Oxidized Metals
Rust and other forms of oxidation can affect many metal objects on your property, even those that can normally resist weather effects. Complete submersion in water causes more damage than rainfall and can render outdoor metallic objects completely unusable. We train our technicians to handle many common forms of oxidation but can also send in sensitive cases to a contracted specialist to make sure they receive the care they need.

Stained Walls and Pathways
Storm floods often carry mud, soil, and other contaminants that can stain a significant portion of your home's exterior. Pathways and patios of all types are similarly susceptible to discoloration during a flood. We pledge to get your home back to the way it was before the disaster, and that includes restorations for all visual signs of damage such as discoloration and material staining.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is ready after every major storm to help local homeowners repair and restore their properties to a livable state once more. Call us 24/7 at (407) 985-3200 to find out how we can help.
 
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Types of Smoke Residue that Accumulate after Fire Damage to Your Edgewood Home

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Smoke Residue that Accumulate after Fire Damage to Your Edgewood Home SERVPRO's technicians are certified and trained to properly clean smoke and soot residue in your home after a fire.

Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Fire Damage Restoration

An incidence of fire damage can cost you a ton of money and time to restore. The ability to restore after such damage depends on the extent of damage caused by the flames as well as the smoke and soot residue as well.

Smoke and soot particles are one of the most significant contributors when it comes to fire damage to your Edgewood home. Not all fires produce identical residue and the time and effort required to clean these different types of residue determines the success of the restoration process. IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians use their extensive knowledge about different types of residue during the restoration process. While some residues have a minor impact, some others can cause deeper damage.

The Dry and Wet Residue

Wet and dry residues are most frequently encountered after a fire incidence. All fires produce both these residues, but their relative proportion can vary greatly. For instance, a rapid burning fire that has an abundant supply of oxygen, usually produce dry residues. On the other hand, if the fire is slow burning with less than optimal oxygen supply, the majority of residue formed is wet residue.  

Another thing affecting the type of residue generated is the type of the material burning. While natural material such as wood and cotton result in the drier smoke residue, synthetic material such as rubber and plastic produce wetter smoke.

As it turns out, drier residues are easier to clean compared to the wetter residues. SERVPRO technicians can use less harsh techniques such as cleaning with a sponge to clean the damage due to drier smoke, but wet residues often require more intense cleaning processes.

Protein Residue

Protein residue is quite common if a fire breaks out in the kitchen. Burning of meat, poultry or fish usually generate this type of residue. It is pale yellow and can stain surfaces quite easily. It is also accompanied by the characteristic odor that can linger on for a long time. The odor cannot be eliminated without a thorough cleaning process followed by an efficient deodorization. Protein residue can be quite difficult to eliminate, and the restoration process may require additional time.

Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our restoration experts.

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Recovering From Water Damage To Your Edgewood Residence

3/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Recovering From Water Damage To Your Edgewood Residence Leaky Dishwasher in Edgewood? Call SERVPRO to Remove the Water--"Like it never even happened."

Appliances Are Often the Culprits Causing Water Leaks--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Drying

While many disasters can threaten your Edgewood home, perhaps one of the most typical of these potential issues is a water emergency. While this could include natural disasters and flash flooding situations, often it boils down to aging materials in your house and homeowner errors that attribute to damages that require professional restoration.  
 
Perhaps one of the most common issues that present water damage to your Edgewood residence would be large appliances like your water heater. While everyone is aware that appliances draw more power and cost you more on monthly utilities as they get too old, it often gets disregarded that the components within them that keep tight seals for water are aging and degrading as well. Over time, small and seemingly insignificant leaks can turn disastrous, spewing high volumes of water on the floor surrounding the appliance.  
 
Once the water has gotten successfully stopped from the valve attached to the appliance itself, you are left to contend with a significant water emergency that requires your immediate attention. The longer that water can seep into flooring and walls, the more damage that it ultimately causes to these components as well as the structural integrity of your entire home.  
 
While extraction might be a necessity for the situation, our SERVPRO team assesses the full scope of the damage throughout both the immediate area and adjoining walls and floors. For areas that cannot get seen easily, thermal imagery gets used to determine the farthest reaches of the water damage. Equipment like our drying mats can penetrate deep into floors to dry up the area, while our injectidry system can remove any moisture from inside of affected walls. For basic drying, a combination of wet vacs for spot extraction and air movers for moisture removal work to rid the area of remaining water.  
 
When you are battling older appliances, even the best of routine maintenance might not be enough. If your appliance decides to leave you a water emergency to battle, trust the SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. We can be reached 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.  

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Remediation of Commercial Mold Damage in a Conway Cinema

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediation of Commercial Mold Damage in a Conway Cinema When food and drinks get spilled on cinema seats and floors, the moisture can cause mold to grow leaving your space with commercial mold damage.

SERVPRO Can Help to Keep Your Cinema Safe and Free of Mold Damage

Both tourists and the local population in Conway enjoy movies. It can take much labor to keep the audience's seating accommodations clean. Because microbes do not require a lengthy period to go from dormant to active stages, they can quickly become a problem.

When moisture from soda and other drinks remain long enough to soak into the carpet in your Conway cinema, commercial mold damage can begin growing. Once this begins, standard cleaning rarely suffices for removing the problem. SERVPRO can help by cleaning not only the carpeting but also the upholstery. Doing so removes any mold spores that landed on the cushions or backrests. As needed, we can clean drapes and screens, also.

While we remediate, our technicians use negative air pressure to push loose spores and mold particles out of your cinema. Because of the popularity of cinemas, we know the importance of remaining open during peak showings. We can schedule our work during less popular times. Working as quickly as possible, we can complete the mold removal process so your cinema can return to its regular operations as soon as possible.

Occasionally, carpeting can become damaged by microbial growth and activity, making it unrestorable by typical methods. Removing such carpeting can also take place by our crews. When this becomes necessary, we cut out sections so we can easily handle each small roll, bagging it up and removing it from the premises. The use of HEPA filters on our equipment helps keep spores from spreading, including those particles already floating in the air.

When carpet requires removal to ensure proper remediation, we carry this step out first, before the other steps involved. Once moldy carpet no longer poses the threat of spreading spores, we can move forward with the other methods. Other materials that may contain extensive mold damage include walls near corners and floors and the underside of seats. Biocidal agents can render any microorganisms inert.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights wants to help you provide a safe and clean environment for your patrons. Calling us at (407) 985-3200 begins the process of remediating mold damage.

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Bringing Your Conway Home Back After Flood Damages

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Bringing Your Conway Home Back After Flood Damages Flooding Is Fun for the Gators, But Not for Your Conway Property--Call SERVPRO

Water Removal After a Storm Is Crucial to Mitigate Damages--Call SERVPRO

Those with a Conway home are no stranger to adverse weather conditions and severe events that threaten their property all year long. While certain times of the year threaten your home more than others, being prepared for the worst is not always an easy thing to do. In fact, you might be among the majority that does not prepare nearly enough for a sudden bout of severe weather and find themselves at the mercy of the storm.
 
With tropical weather systems, the threat of significant rainfall in a short amount of time is nothing out of the ordinary. Your Conway home is likely reinforced in areas to help prevent flood damage, though as you have seen in recent years, much of this preparative action is less than sufficient. Whether flash flooding presented the problem or storm damage to the structural integrity of your house is to blame, flood damage can occur very quickly and cause substantial lingering issues for your property and family.
 
Our SERVPRO team does not use phrases like We're Faster To Any Size Disaster as a catchy line to draw in potential customers. This statement is a creed to the way that our team works and devotes the entirety of our resources and experience into restoring your home to the way it was before the incident. With flooding in your home, time is of the essence to get things cleaned up quickly. The longer that pooled water remains in the affected areas of your home, the better the chance becomes for further structural damage, mold growth or irreparable damage to the contents of your house.
 
Extraction is one of the primary tasks to get performed by our SERVPRO professionals following the initial assessment on the full scope of the damage. For significant volumes of water, truck mounted pumps and larger equipment from our fleet gets utilized. Spot extraction and finalization of this process come from our equipment like portable pumps, and extraction wands attached to wet-vacs.
 
Our commitment to restoration is a reason to trust us in the worst of your water damage disasters. Our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team has the experience and equipment to handle any kind of restoration project you require. Call us today at (407) 985-3200.

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Edgewood Home Restoration Following Fire Damages

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Edgewood Home Restoration Following Fire Damages SERVPRO Says Smoke Alarms Protect Property and Lives in Edgewood

SERVPRO Understands the Stress Associated with Fire Damage Restoration to Your Edgewood Property

Fires can affect your Edgewood home in different ways. The one common thread that every lingering symptom from the blaze shares is the hindrance they create to comfortable living. Finding your way back from a traumatic event like this is going to take some time, but with the right professional restoration company, you can have your home back much more quickly.
 
Assessing fire damage to your Edgewood home is something that is also best left to the professional restoration specialists you employ to repair the damages. Our experienced SERVPRO team can thoroughly look over all of the affected areas and develop a step-by-step restoration plan that caters to the damage that is most problematic to living in the house.
 
We can appreciate the situation that you are in and have the tools and expertise to handle any sized disaster that you may be facing. Our initial assessment can give our professionals a place to begin, based exclusively on the issues that pose more serious threats over time. For example, water damage is a common effect of fire extinguishing, but if left sitting too long could result in mold damage to your home.
 
Structural concerns also get assessed. Our SERVPRO restoration specialists can determine if specific areas require minor repairs, or if the damage is too excessive and requires reconstruction. While our technicians have much experience with minor repairs of this nature, we are not residential construction contractors. We can prepare the damaged area for this process, however, using controlled demolition techniques and equipment to isolate the area needing replacement exclusively and preparing it for a contractor to begin their work.
 
We dedicate our work to bringing your home back to preloss conditions as quickly as we can. A large part of this process involves communication with you to determine which lingering effects from the recent fire impact your family the most and cause the most trouble living comfortably.
 
When you have dealt with a recent fire, you do not have to deal with the damage alone. Trust our experienced SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team to help you set things right again. Give us a call today at (407) 985-3200.

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Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Water Damage To Your Conway Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Water Damage To Your Conway Home SERVPRO Tip--Maintain Your Conway Home Appliances to Prevent Water Damage

SERVPRO Mitigates Damage Caused by Water Leaks

While there are many things that you might be able to control in your Conway home, there are several unpredictable elements that are sure to keep you on your toes. Having appliances is a convenience that most residents in the area are sure to include in their homes. When these machines decide to break down or malfunction, the resulting damage can be very overwhelming and far out of the skill set of the homeowners.
 
Water damage to your Conway home often happens without any warning, so you should always be prepared for the possibility by knowing a reliable restoration company that you can call. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified restoration specialists have the tools and experience to handle most any degree of damage that your home might endure from the unexpected water.
 
From the moment that we arrive at your home, our primary concern is to find and remove the source of the water damage to prevent the problem from persisting. If you have not already located and disrupted the flow of water through the malfunctioning appliance, the volume on the floor could be substantial leading to on-going degradation of possessions and building materials.
 
Extraction and drying are primary components of the complete restoration process for your home. Extracting the water typically involves our wet vacs and portable pumps, provided that the volume of water does not warrant the use of truck-mounted pumps. Drying often gets accomplished through the use of our air movers and dehumidifiers.
 
Structural damage assessment occurs once the water gets dried completely. The process is thorough and includes the use of state-of-the-art thermal imagery to ensure that no lingering water persists inside the walls out of the line of our SERVPRO technicians' sight. Low-scale structural repairs like drywall replacement can get accomplished by our professional specialists during this restoration process, while more extensive and more significant damages can be readied for a contractor by our team.
 
While you cannot predict when an appliance is going to malfunction and cause water damage to your home, you can get prepared with whom you intend to call during an emergency like this. Our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights emergency response team is available 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

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