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When is Demolition Necessary for Mold Damage in Your Edgewood Home?

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When is Demolition Necessary for Mold Damage in Your Edgewood Home? Remediating mold at its first sign can prevent structure loss.

Mold Demolition in Edgewood is Strictly for Professionals, Here's Why

In commercial properties or large private residences, mold growth can spread rapidly and become a significant issue. In these circumstances it may be necessary to carry out a controlled demolition, removing structure to allow access to the source of damage. Properties built before 1978 can contain lead-based paints in their structure which turn to dust during demolition and can be extremely dangerous. Health risks can also be posed by certain types of mold. These are jobs for a professional.

It is generally quite rare for us to carry out mold demolition in Edgewood homes and commercial properties. This procedure is only necessary in cases where the damage is widespread and poses a health risk. Usually, SERVPRO sends tests to a laboratory to assess the level of mold growth before beginning a procedure like this due to the high level of the cost it can involve.

Demolishing structures are necessary when mold has become a significant problem and has spread throughout wall cavities, below subfloor or into crawlspaces. SERVPRO has many practical solutions for mold remediation, but almost all of them require access to the affected area. Removing parts of structure allows us to get your property back to preloss conditions and tackle mold using rapid-air movers, solvent-based wet cleaning and even soda, or ice blasting.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand the dangers of this procedure. On arranging a call-out, we send an IICRC certificate holder to assess and remediate mold damage. We can also send an in-house remodeler or use a third party to help put your home back together. Part of our remit is to "always do what is right by the customer" which means we only undertake expensive proceedings like demolition when absolutely necessary.

Making it "Like it never even happened." is not just a slogan for us. We promise to use all expertise and equipment at our disposal to restore your home to its preloss conditions. Where possible, we restore items rather than replace them. As a homeowner or property manager, you need a service you can trust, we have a proven track record in this area that stands us in good stead with our community.

When mold gets out of hand, contact SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 for second-to-none service.  

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What SERVPRO Can Do For You When Water Damage Strikes Your Sky Lake Home

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What SERVPRO Can Do For You When Water Damage Strikes Your Sky Lake Home Don't take matters into your own hands, call a trained professional with SERVPRO when you have a toilet overflow.

Water Removal Services for Your Sky Lake Home

When you have a toilet overflow in your Sky Lake home, it can cause damage in other areas of your home, primarily if it was in an upstairs bathroom. You not only need to be concerned about the bathroom, but also the ceiling and the room below it. Hopefully, the issue is caught before it gets that far, but if not, a professional remediation company can address the issues in all affected areas.

Water loss removal services are needed after an event like this in your Sky Lake home. At SERVPRO, our professionally trained staff have all the knowledge and equipment necessary to handle the restoration of several areas of your home after a water disaster. The sooner you get in touch with us, the faster we can get there and prevent even more damage.

Some of SERVPRO techs water mitigation and drying systems dry carpet and pad without removing the pad. It is called in-place drying, and the basic idea is to extract the carpet more thoroughly and raise the number of dehumidifiers and air movers. The carpet is not rolled back, nor the pad removed, but instead the pad is dried in place.


Although this process can increase the overall drying time and raises the amount of equipment needed, some advantages can make this method worth it. As the homeowner, you and your family experience less disruption, and your furniture does not have to be moved out of the room. There is less water damage done to the carpet as well since we do not need to cut seams or reinstall the carpet. There is also a lower chance of delamination.

The extraction process of an in-place drying system has to be aggressive. Specialty weighted equipment which squeezes water out of the pad and carpet is needed. Drying your carpeting and padding like this doubles or triples the drying time, but we save time by not detaching the carpet and removing the pad. Approximately one hour is spent extracting for each three hundred square feet.

SERVPRO of Conway/Holden Heights can be trusted for your water removal needs when your home in Belle Isle, Pine Castle, or Edgewood suffers water damage. You can reach us anytime by dialing (407) 985-3200, and we won’t waste time getting to your property to help you.

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A Flood Can Damage Your Conway Home, And You Need The Professionals At SERVPRO To Help!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO A Flood Can Damage Your Conway Home, And You Need The Professionals At SERVPRO To Help! Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to assist you!

Why SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage In Conway Effectively

When a flood affects your Conway property, various problems follow, so it is essential to do restoration properly. Such refurbishment involves many steps, and sometimes the problems that you face later could result from missing some steps or doing them at the wrong time. Our IICRC certified restoration crew has experience spanning many years allowing us to know the necessary steps, as well as the best time to do them.

Before starting the restoration of flood damage in Conway properties, it is a good idea to do a thorough inspection, which helps ascertain the level of damage and identify any present dangers. It is common to encounter electrical hazards, deteriorating subfloors and even falling ceilings among other hazards after a flood. Our SERVPRO technicians also use this opportunity to secure the structure through steps such as boarding up, or installing roof tarps if there is a breach.

The risk of mold development in a flooded property is very high. Mold needs less than 48 hours of high moisture levels to start growing. It can grow on several types of surfaces including wood, concrete, and fabrics among others, so water removal and drying are high priority steps because it is an effective way to control mold growth. Our SERVPRO crew uses pumps to remove standing water more than two inches deep. We also have truck-mounted extractors allowing us to remove standing water from all nooks crannies around the property. Extracting more water helps quicken the drying process.

Floodwaters contain different contaminants, so it is necessary to take steps to control them. By Spraying an EPA-registered disinfectant into affected areas, it is easier to control disease-causing microorganisms. Our SERVPRO technicians also remove porous materials such as carpet and pad because cleaning cannot eliminate all contaminants. Since soiled carpets are considered hazardous materials, we also handle disposal. First, we cut the carpet and pad to pieces 2x2 foot each. We then place them into plastic bags for transport to the disposal site.

A properly laid out restoration process after flooding improves the results by a considerable margin. Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to assist you. You can reach us easily through (407) 985-3200 any time of the day.

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Don’t Let Flood Damage in Conway Melt Your Ice Cream Shop Dreams

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don’t Let Flood Damage in Conway Melt Your Ice Cream Shop Dreams Flood waters can cause lengthy business closures. Call SERVPRO to help get your business opened as quickly as possible.

Helping an Ice Cream Shoppe Reopen After Sustaining Commercial Flood Damage in Conway

Once our area experiences a flood, we work with Conway businesses in the steps needed to reopen their doors to the public. Every business plays a crucial role in our local economy. Businesses of all sizes, including small ice cream shops, require specialized skills to ensure the safety of employees and customers.  

Businesses that find themselves facing commercial flood damage in Conway want to reopen quickly. Customers need to know that favorite locations can reopen and help the area start feeling like it did before the disaster occurred. SERVPRO technicians live in the area and want the same thing. We always arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster and work through the project's completion. Flood damage poses particular risks to businesses that prepare food, and we understand these concerns.  

Our IICRC training and certification prepare us for many possible scenarios. Flooding around food almost always means that refrigerated items need throwing away, as do any products that came into direct contact with the water. We arrange for containers of appropriate sizes to assist us in safely disposing of everything that requires removal from the premises. After we remove everything necessary, we start cleaning and sanitizing your shop.  

All food containers and preparation areas, bins, shelves, and other surfaces need to become clean and safe once more. We remove all of the silt and debris from these locations, and also the floor, walls, and anywhere else that floodwaters touched. Thorough cleaning brings back safe conditions.  

After we clean and then dry your business, we can concentrate on deodorization. We use both ozone and hydroxyl gas generators. If wet carpeting or other textiles exist, we prefer to use hydroxyl gas instead of ozone. It takes slightly longer, but it is much safer to use than ozone.  

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights' employees live and work in your area, be it Belle Isle, SK Lake, or Pine Castle, and we want to help get your shop's doors open again by mitigating flood damage and its effects. Contact us at (407) 985-3200, 24/7, any day of the year, and we can begin making everything perfect again.

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How Our Experts At SERVPRO Help You Cope After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Conway Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Experts At SERVPRO Help You Cope After A Flood Causes Damage To Your Conway Home Floods can be very destructive, but with professional help, it is easier to cope.

Coping With The Effects Of Flood Damage In Conway

Floods can happen any time there is a torrential downpour. Because of paving and other infrastructure in a city setting, the ground barely absorbs the rainwater, leaving a significant percentage to flow freely. Constraints or blockages in the drainage systems can redirect the water to properties, damaging them. We offer cleanup and restoration services that can help you cope with the damage that occurs in your Conway home.
 
When dealing with incidents of flood damage in Conway, you need to address several issues simultaneously. These might include removal of mud or silt dumped by the water, removing porous materials like carpets that were submerged by the floodwaters and drying the structure among other issues. IICRC certification means the SERVPRO crew that helps you restore your structure is trained to handle all these aspects guaranteeing a positive outcome.
 
Since every flooding incident is unique, the planned response must also be unique. This is why an exhaustive inspection of the affected property is necessary. It is not advisable for the homeowner to enter a flooded property to do such inspection because of the risks involved. For example, if the power is still on, there is a risk of electrocution. Floodwaters are also heavily contaminated with sewage and other hazardous chemicals. Our SERVPRO technicians are experienced in handling such situations, so we take all necessary precautions including turning the power off before venturing into the affected property. We also wear protective clothing such as boots, rubbers gloves and full body suits among others.
 
Inspection helps establish the level of damage determining the resources needed for the task. If there is a lot of mud and silt, tools like shovels are needed for removal. If the water level is high, it may be necessary to tear down drywall and remove porous materials such as insulation. Our SERVPRO technicians perform a flood-cut 2 feet about the water line allowing easy access to the wall cavity. We also use various moisture detection tools to determine how much the water affects different materials. Other tools like thermal hygrometers help determine the level of humidity in affected and unaffected areas around the property.

Floods can be very destructive, but with professional help, it is easier to cope. Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster!

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Conway Crawlspace Mold ATTACK!! Call SERVPRO for Remediation

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Conway Crawlspace Mold ATTACK!!  Call SERVPRO for Remediation Conway Crawlspaces, Mold Damage, and SERVPRO Remediation and Solutions

Restoring Mold Damaged Crawl Spaces in Conway Using Professional Procedures

Mold damage is likely to develop in the crawl space when the area becomes wet. When we are performing an inspection in a crawl space, we check whether there is water leaking in the area and fix the problem when possible. High humidity is another concern in such areas, so we have to identify the causes of high water vapor and address them. It is pointless to disinfect the molds in your Conway home without addressing its primary cause.
 
If the crawl space of your Conway home has grading and drainage issues, mold damage is likely to develop when the water collects under the house. Our SERVPRO technicians can decide to use sump pumps to extract the water. If there is moisture evaporating into the crawl space from the surrounding walls and the ground, isolation may be necessary. We achieve that by using a space liner to enclose the whole area. This encapsulation acts as a vapor barrier and works very well when paired with a permanent dehumidifier in the crawl space.
 
Differences in temperature between the surrounding areas and the crawl space allow the water vapor to condense. When correcting such issues, our SERVPRO technicians may recommend the installation of a dehumidifier. The device assists in monitoring and controlling the humidity in the area to discourage conditions favoring mold growth.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians can pull out all the infested insulation and dispose of it. Since it is possible to restore fiberglass insulation, we carefully inspect the paper on the insulation to confirm it does not have signs of fungal growth. Through scraping, it is possible to remove surface mold from below supports joists and beams and other hard surfaces. Though it is possible to remove surface mold from porous items such as drywall as long as the fungi have not penetrated too deeply with anchoring hyphae, we may have to discard such things once they are infested. We can also exterminate the spores by dispensing antimicrobial products into surfaces using thermal foggers.
 
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights uses industry-proven techniques to protect your property from further damage after facing Any Size Disaster. You can access our 24-hour emergency services at any time of the day by calling (407) 985-3200.

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Our Professional Guide To Restoring Your Damaged Property In Conway After A Fire

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Professional Guide To Restoring Your Damaged Property In Conway After A Fire Both the structure and your contents experience significant destruction after a fire damage incident.

The Professional Way To Restore Your Fire Damaged Property In Conway

Both the structure and your contents experience significant destruction after a fire damage incident. It is essential to know how your insurance policy has distinguished the two. We understand such issues and draw a line between your items and the structure when estimating the loss that results after a fire. Some items may qualify as part of the structure when they are attached to the house. Such items include doors, windows, ceilings, and attached floor coverings in your Conway home.

Our SERVPRO technicians work towards returning your Conway building to the state it was before the fire damage incident. It means we have to clean and repair all the effects of the incident. During the restoration process, we remove the soot residues from the exterior and interior surfaces of the structure. Some residues usually give off malodors, so, we have to perform deodorization to neutralize the unpleasant smells.

During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians come across items that are restorable and some that need replacement. We also work with our customers and the insurance provider to identify conditions that existed before the fire. We can fix preexisting conditions and make your structure even better. After pretesting, we may categorize some items as washable and some as non-washable.

Washable materials are those materials that can be cleaned using wet cleaning methods. For instance, we can use a water-based cleaning agent without causing any additional damage. On the other hand, we cannot use a wet cleaning method to clean non-washable materials since additional damage results. It means we have to clean such items using a dry cleaning method. The type of residues on a surface plays a significant role when choosing an appropriate cleaning technique. For example, we use a dry solvent cleaning product when dealing with oil-based residues.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can inspect your property after the disaster and select the most appropriate cleaning and restoration procedures to use. We are an industry leader in fire and water damage restoration and mold remediation. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to learn more about our industry-proven solutions.

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SERVPRO Can Provide Five Easy Solutions to Water Damage Mitigation in Belle Isle--Call Us Times 5

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Can Provide Five Easy Solutions to Water Damage Mitigation in Belle Isle--Call Us Times 5 Ponding Water Outside in Belle Isle, Or in a Home--Avoid Hazards and Extensive Damage and Call SERVPRO for Removal

Five Situations Where In-Place Drying Is Inappropriate for Belle Isle Homeowners

Water removal and restoration is an extensive process. To clean, dry and restore your home to pre-water damage condition, experts use advanced technology. There comes a time when in-place drying seems like the best choice. Well, there are situations where it is inappropriate. Here are five examples where in-place drying is not necessary.

Black or Gray water damage
Black water contains unsanitary agents, harmful fungi and bacteria. As water removal experts in Belle Isle, we always warn homeowners not to come into contact with Black Water. Doing so can result in sickness. Classified as Category 3, sources include sewage, standing water and rising water from rivers. Gray Water is Category 2 water and contains contaminants too. This water can also cause illness if exposed to it. Often this water originated as clean, potable water but absorbed undesirable and contaminated elements from the environment. Is your home flooded with Gray or Black water? Then in-place drying is not recommended.
 
Presence of sensitive items
If your electronics, papers, books and even artwork are damaged by water, top-down drying is also not recommended. In-place drying calls for the removal of water without moving anything out of your home. Since sensitive items cannot be dried in place, this method is inappropriate. We can offer lyophilization where we freeze-dry papers, documents, and such and then under a vacuuming process, draw the sublimated moisture directed from the frozen state to the gaseous phase, thus eliminating the wetness effect of liquid. It just takes the right equipment manned by a skilled SERVPRO technician.

Evidence of structural damage
If water removal experts detect structural damage to your subflooring, they cannot proceed unless the support can hold the weight of the equipment. Typically, if it cannot, a controlled demolition can be required to stymie the water damage from continuing unabated.

Evidence of mold growth
If flooding has lasted for more than 72 hours in your home, mold growth may have already started. In this case, in-place drying cannot be used. Using this method can spread the spores to other rooms. This exposes your family to health effects.

Non-porous pad
During top-down drying, your carpet is never rolled back. This is the same with the pad. SERVPRO water removal experts use air movers, dehumidifiers and water extraction equipment to dry your pad. If it has a non-porous layer, the carpet can trap water underneath. This makes the water extraction process more complicated. Floating a carpet can be an option as we strive to restore and not replaced materials after a water loss.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is a leader in the water removal and restoration industry. As experts, we provide 24-hour emergency service to help minimize the damage to your home. To get the job done right the first time, call our 24/7 emergency line at (407) 985-3200.

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Use Our Technicians' Knowledge to Quickly Dry Out Your Sky Lake Fabric Store After Water Damage

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Use Our Technicians' Knowledge to Quickly Dry Out Your Sky Lake Fabric Store After Water Damage Water damage in your material store can cause a great deal of damage to your inventory. Make haste to contact SERVPRO for best results.

Commercial Water Removal for Your Sky Lake Fabric Store's Water Woes

Many people in Sky Lake love to sew their own clothing so they can make sure their latest outfit is unique and one-of-a-kind. Many homemade gifts for children that they can use to explore their creativity also require fabric and various notions and tools when you make them. Coming to your store means a visit to a clean and safe place where customers can let their imaginations and creativity wander and gain inspiration.
 
When a leak in your roof lets the rain pour into your business, you need to start the process of commercial water removal in Sky Lake to get everything cleaned up and safe again. The safety of your employees and customers can become compromised by standing puddles of water. Mold that begins to grow in the presence of this new source of water becomes apparent in only 24 to 48 hours after the incident.
 
SERVPRO has the tools and machinery to get such messes cleaned up and resolved, making the interior environment of your store “Like it never even happened” quickly and thoroughly. The dyes in many materials can bleed into others, but we can cut away these stained lengths on the bolts, leaving as much as possible to air dry in individual drying chambers. We can dispose of these discolored lengths of fabric for you or dry them for packaging if sewing enthusiasts might take an interest in these pieces.
 
We can clean and dry your inventory that comes in its individual packaging, bottles, and similar items so you can still offer these to your customers. We understand that disasters like this can harm many businesses financially so we do everything we can to help you recover quickly and with as little hassle as possible. Because companies often fail afterward, planning on such events with our READY Profile Plan can help you. September is also National Preparedness Month, and this is one way to take a role in helping your business become even stronger.
 
To ensure your store's environment remains clean, we also remove all of the debris and place air scrubbers strategically, so air currents help us remove any dust or spores, as well as other microscopic particles from the air. This dust can come from our work, or the area where the rain came into your store.
 
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can help you recover fastest after a disaster involving water of any category. Commercial water removal and cleanup gets your business back to how you want. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to get your Belle Isle or Edgewood business back together again.

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How SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage Caused By Hurricanes To Your Belle Isle Property

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage Caused By Hurricanes To Your Belle Isle Property If you ever notice problems after hurricane aftermath hits call SERVPRO!

Flood Damage Experts In Belle Isle Talk About Hurricanes

The months of August and September is the time of year that hurricanes are common to hit coastal parts of the U.S. and their aftermath could affect the Belle Isle area. Hurricanes bring about massive rain and wind speeds over 100 miles per hour that can both cause your property extensive flood damage. Storms often develop out on the sea this time of year and gain their strength when they are in the middle of the ocean and surrounded only by water. Last year, seventeen tropical storms formed on the Atlantic, ten of them turned into hurricanes, and six of the ten were category three hurricanes or higher. Once they hit land, they weaken, but rainstorms can continue to head inland and cause flood damage in places far away from the coastline.

As we all know hurricanes can be one of the most devastating types of natural disasters. These storms can get so brutal that even homeowners in Belle Isle plan for flood damage when hurricanes get close to the Atlantic coast. September is national preparedness month, so it is the official time to make sure you are prepared in case bad things happen.

Also, when a big storm is on the forecast everyone that lives anywhere near the hurricane that is on its way should have a disaster plan tested and ready. Our SERVPRO team can help you be prepared, and we can come over and show you things you should do to minimize damage when you establish us as your certified restoration contractor and have us go through a preparedness plan with you.

If you set up a plan and have a contractor ready to begin work if something happens it can make the repair process after storm issues much more simple. Once our SERVPRO crew is designated as your primary mitigation company, we will go out to your home and figure out where all of the power and water shutoffs are as well as figure out anything else we may need to begin work immediately. Once problems occur, we will already be a few steps ahead when we arrive at your residence.

If you ever notice problems after hurricane aftermath hits, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 any day of the week and any time of the day.

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