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Fast Action Is Vital When Your Orlando Pawn Shop Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

When a sudden burst pipe spews water onto your property, always quickly call for help.

Act Swiftly When You Need Water Cleanup Services For Your Orlando Pawn Shop

No owner wants to find themselves in a situation where they should reach out for local water cleanup services. Indoor flooding can occur from a variety of sources, but in the case of your pawn shop, a broken ceiling pipe is to blame. Before you managed to turn the water to your building off, hundreds of gallons spilled onto the floor of your shop, surrounding precious antiques and other valuable merchandise.

In order to maximize the chances of the remediation inside of your pawn shop succeeding without hiccups, you should reach out for local Orlando water cleanup services immediately. Addressing the damage swiftly, and cleaning up the standing water as quickly as possible, can lessen the water damage inside of your shop. The faster you get help, the better it can be for your business.

Once you call SERVPRO, we immediately can assemble a team of our highly trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) and then send them to your shop. We are always quick and strive to get to your business as quickly as possible because we understand how valuable time is. Getting the flow of foot traffic back to normal as swiftly as we can is something we pride ourselves on at SERVPRO. Furthermore, while you wait for our technicians to arrive, you could begin to remove any merchandise from the area that is still dry, so you can feel like you're not merely waiting for your merchandise to become damaged in the meantime.

Once our WRT arrive at your pawn shop, we can immediately begin to set up equipment to remove the standing water inside of your shop. At SERVPRO, we use extracting wands and rovers, as well as wet/dry vacuums. We can immediately see to drying any pieces you worry for and ensure that any remaining excess moisture is addressed by using the appropriate equipment. By the end of the job, we hope to leave your shop feeling, “Like it never even happened.”

When a sudden burst pipe spews water onto your property, always quickly call for help. Speak with SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights by calling (407) 985-3200. No matter the time, we're here for you.

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Our Certified Professionals Will Respond Right Away To Restore Your Orlando Home After Flood Damage Has Struck

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Our team showed up right away to restore this home office after a storm induced broken pipe led to standing water on this engineered flooring.

Flood Damage Orlando – Creek Overflows

Heavy rains associated with thunderstorms in the area often cause local creeks and rivers to rise quickly. Within minutes, water can inundate a home, causing a great deal of damage to the contents of your home, flooring, and walls. In the high humidity and temperatures typical to Florida, mold can materialize quickly if water removal, drying, and restoration does not begin immediately.

This is where SERVPRO can respond quickly during storms to your flood damage event in Orlando. Our crews have extensive experience dealing with these types of events. Our technicians are IICRC certified (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.) We receive on-going training in water restoration techniques, drying, and applied microbial remediation techniques. Our Green Fleet is stocked with advanced equipment, tools, and cleaning products, so when we arrive, we are ready to start the cleanup and restoration services.

Once on site, SERVPRO can assess the situation and formulate the appropriate response. We can focus on securing your home from further damage by boarding up open windows and doors. Standing water can be pumped out using submersible pumps or even truck mounted pumps if needed. After the pooling water has been removed, the dehumidification and drying process can begin. Electrical systems and appliances can become compromised during the flooding. We can assess these systems and also ensure that the environment is safe for entry.

An evaluation determines what is salvageable regarding the structural elements and contents. SERVPRO technicians can discard or move items before the restoration of flooring and walls can be started. Our objective is to restore your home and property to its original state. We can collaborate with your insurance company our documented work, which can include the CCIS Contents Claim Inventory System cataloging of affected materials and possessions.

Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 for 24/7 service. We also serve Pine Castle, Wadeview Park and several more local communities in the area. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster in your area.

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How to Dry Water Damaged Flooring in Orlando

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

If water is not quickly removed from hardwood floors, warping and buckling can occur.

Water Damage to Floors and Carpets in Orlando Needs Professional Attention 

A gleaming hardwood floor or expanse of beautifully soft carpeting is the first impression family and guests have when walking into your Orlando home. If a water loss spreads across the oak, cherry, or exotic wood or saturates the carpet and padding a bucket and mop or household fan is inadequate to resolve the problem. Engaging a reliable full-service remediation company to help with recovery is the approach that delivers the most successful results. 

Water damage in Orlando stems from many causes. Plumbing leaks and appliance breakdowns are by far the most common. Fortunately, supply line breaches are usually a Category 1 water emergency, meaning that fast action can save structural components and fixtures like carpets in many cases. The water is relatively free of contaminants, and if removed within 24 to 48 hours mold growth potential minimizes. 

The SERVPRO team arrives as soon as possible after your call, and an assessment and project planning complete quickly. Using equipment stocked on our service vehicles, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Reconstruction Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians implement the plan immediately. 

When hardwood floors receive water damage, we use pumps and extractors to remove visible water. Then we set up negative air pressure systems by sealing mats to the floor and hoses connected to powerful extraction machinery to suction water from between the planks and subfloor. Our technicians use state-of-the-art moisture metering and thermal imaging equipment to ensure no pockets of liquid water lie trapped beneath as we work across the surface of the floor. Hardwood floors can appear dry yet wick up moisture from saturated substrate. Development of cupping or crowning if moisture persists distorts the smoothness of the surface and signals continuing water deterioration. 

Carpeting needs special attention. SERVPRO experts inspect the extent of the water damage and use wanded extractors to mitigate or limit the migration of moisture to unaffected areas of the floor covering. Once we contain the spreading moisture, weighted wands allow us to dry many carpets in place. Removal of the padding might be a recommendation as it is inexpensive to replace yet holds large quantities of water. Our technicians use great care when extracting the water, avoiding stretching the fabric of the carpet, which can cause delamination, which is the separation of the carpet from its backing. Multiple passes ensure we remove all water eventually. Thorough removal makes the final drying phase with heated air movers and dehumidifiers less time and energy consuming, and more effective as well.  

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights invests in the training and the equipment needed to return your water damaged floors and carpet to “Like it never even happened.” One call, day or night, to (407) 985-3200 sets the remediation process in motion. 

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You Can Contact Us 24/7 If Your Orlando Apartment Experiences A Fire

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights response team a call anytime that you need us at (407) 985-3200.

Fire Debris Removal In Your Orlando Apartment

Most insurance policies, regardless of what they may and may not cover for your Orlando apartment after a fire loss incident, have coverage in place for fire debris removal services. This process, along with the damage assessment of your property, can prove vital in securing a damage claim from this insurance provider so that our professionals can get to work on your apartment. During this cleanup, our team can often also offer approaches to reduce the presence of harmful contaminants and hazards.

Fire cleanup is an important step to take, even when you are unsure of all of the coverage options and activities available to your Orlando property after a fire loss incident. One of the first calls that you should make once you have reached out to our competent SERVPRO professionals to begin this cleaning and recovery of your apartment is to your insurance provider. An agent can walk you through all of the facets of your insurance plan, including which restorative practices an approved damage claim can cover.

Our experts strive to provide every client with the same level of care and consideration for their property after a fire loss incident, and debris removal is a good example of this. With intricate controlled demolition techniques to remove specific damaged areas of drywall, flooring, and other materials, we can ultimately save our customers both time and money on the later reconstruction to follow.

With moderate mitigation work accompanying this debris removal, our SERVPRO team can help to address indoor air quality concerns in your unit with the use of our advanced tools and equipment. This technology ensures that the damages present in your apartment do not have the opportunity to spread through shared walls, ducts, and other avenues to affect new units.

Fire damage in apartments can be a challenge to overcome, especially without the full working knowledge of the insurance coverage that you have for your unit. Give our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights response team a call anytime that you need us at (407) 985-3200.

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Here is What You Should Do With Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Your Orlando Business

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let your business be taken over by water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Some of the Most Regular Water Damages We See in Orlando Hotels

Water damage can happen anywhere in a hotel, but some areas and types of damage happen far more often than others. When problems go beyond simple cleanup and sanitation matters, your cleaning personnel or company may be ill-equipped to handle the consequences of significant water damage. SERVPRO specializes in providing fast and complete services for hotels in the area, ensuring that rooms stay clean, undamaged, and pleasant-smelling after the incident. If any of these common problems happen in your building, call us or use our Emergency Ready Profile system to get a crew of technicians to your location.

Overflowing Sinks and Bathtubs

One of the most common reasons for us to be called into a hotel in Orlando for water damage cleanup and restoration is when a guest causes a sink or bathtub to overflow. Determining when and why these problems happen can be difficult while guests remain in their rooms so it may not be uncommon to only find out about the matter days later or when water starts to leak elsewhere and cause further damages. SERVPRO inspectors create a detailed assessment of the situation to understand what specific problems might come from these scenarios and can provide an estimate of our work times and costs.

Water Line Leaks and Breaks

With so many water lines running throughout the building, it may not be uncommon for them to leak or burst, especially when they are very old. Be sure to call us as soon as you suspect that a water line may have been ruptured, as the speed of our response may be critical to prevent as much damage as possible. To avoid most water line problems in your hotel, make sure that pipes receive semi-regular maintenance and checkups.

Left-Open Windows

If guests can open windows in the rooms of your hotel, they may sometimes forget to close them before a storm rolls through the area. Rain pouring in through an open window can cause significant damage to the furniture and carpeting of the room, but most of the worst effects can be prevented through a quick call to and response from SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can handle both small, isolated incidents and large-scale disasters throughout an entire building. For the best outcomes, call us as quickly as possible after an incident at (407) 985-3200.

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When Foul Odors Plague Your Orlando Residence You Need To Call Our Crew!

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights water restoration specialists can work quickly to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.”

Removing Flood Odors From Your Orlando Residence

While many homeowners tend to think of the structural and immediate effects of a flood incident in their Orlando property, many other damaging symptoms can prove challenging to live with or endure. Resolving even these secondary effects can become simple with the appropriate choice in restoration specialists. Our team has the experience, and advanced equipment to address primary and secondary effects after a flood damages your home to get things back to normal as promptly as possible.

Odors can often be flood damage effects that get overlooked in Orlando homes because they are not as pressing or immediately damaging as standing water, oversaturation, or the facilitation of mold and fungal growth. With natural disasters with rising water levels from creeks, streams, and bodies of water around your home, the threat for contaminated water is high, which can allow for significant damages on its own including a lingering foul odor that must get addressed.

Our SERVPRO team have strong cleaning agents that are environmentally friendly. By cleaning nearby surfaces and structural elements, we can protect areas of your property that were not directly affected and damaged by the floodwater. Contamination is a significant threat when black water exists, and exposed surfaces can absorb bacteria, dirt, and other harmful particulates. The existence of these threats can be the source for foul odors that persist even after extraction and drying have taken place.

The professionals that head out to your flood-damaged address arrive with many tools to address lingering harsh odors on the property including our hydroxyl generators which can both clean out harmful particulates and debris in the air including mold spores along with addressing the foul odors. Also, our SERVPRO professionals can also use direct machines like our thermal and UV fogging units that can directly impact the presence of strong odor molecules.

We have many tools and machines that can help to address the many effects of flooding in area homes. Our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights water restoration specialists can work quickly to make flood effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call whenever disaster strikes at (407) 985-3200.

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SERVPRO Secures and Restores Orlando Residents' Contents after a Flooding while Mitigating the Structural Damage

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm or Flooding Problems in Orlando? SERVPRO Covers the Map for Cleanup and Restoration

Pack-Out Possibilities When Flood Damage Strikes in Orlando

The chaos and stress of post-storm flooding in your Orlando home can paralyze you. With water and debris everywhere in your home, and quite possibly severe damage to your roof, windows, doors, and siding, you need fast, reliable help. Our team of disaster remediation experts has proven strategies to help you and your family through this difficult time.

We often recommend a pack-out after flood damage to your Orlando home. Furnishings, household goods, documents, and personal possessions can be moved to a dry and safe space on your property or transported to our production facility. Removing the items permits our crews to move throughout flooded areas in your home unimpeded, extracting water, doing demolition if and where needed, and drying out the structure faster without the need to work around contents.

SERVPRO uses a detailed and secure Content Claims Inventory System (CCIS) to document and track the items we move out. Lists, digital pictures, and barcoding ensure we have a complete record of the articles. We collaborate with your insurance company to make sure the efforts we make to clean, dry, and restore the pack-out inventory are covered to the extent of your contract. It is typically less expensive to restore items than to discard and replace them. We help you save time, money, and memories.

Our production facility technicians are skilled in innovative techniques such as freeze-drying for document and picture restoration. Flood waters can be contaminated, so we work to ensure the packed-out items receive effective disinfectant treatment. SERVPRO provides temperature and humidity-controlled smaller chambers to dry out furnishings and electronics. Be advised that modern electronics often need precise cleaning from specialty companies. We have piston-driven Esporta washing equipment to clean soft items and immersion tubs and ultrasonic equipment to loosen flood-debris soiling from blinds and intricately detailed decor and other items.

Meanwhile, SERVPRO crews at your house secure the exterior damage with boards and tarp, moving on to extracting, containing, and disposing of the flood waters according to local regulations. We can spray and treat soiled areas with EPA-registered disinfectants before using commercial-quality air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to ready your home for the return of the packed-out items. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights awaits your call to (407) 985-3200. Contact us for an evaluation of your flood damage and rapid remediation of your home and a professional pack-out of floodwater-damaged items.

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Edgewater Fabrication Plants Call on SERVPRO to Extract Water after a Mishap

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster--Extracts Water from A Edgewood Factory to Keep Production Going

Restoring a Factory with Commercial Water Removal Services in Edgewood

Once a factory or other assembly plant in Edgewood sustains an incident involving a water loss, getting things dry again to protect employee health and safety, machinery, and productivity should begin immediately. Relying on drains to take care of the problem can only do so much. Overhead sources of water can ruin delicate machines, as well as form pools of water in depressions in pieces of equipment, as well as in supplies and materials.
At SERVPRO, we are proud to be able to help other businesses around Edgewood with commercial water removal methods so they can continue serving the public. We want our economy to stay strong, and this is how we can do our part. Removing the water from where it might otherwise stay trapped, slowly evaporating into the air, helps your factory's indoor air quality remain wholesome. It also prevents corrosion of metal and keeps microbial infestations from developing as readily as they can when excess moisture permits them to grow.
When your equipment retains water, we can suction the water out of these machines and then wipe them down; we arrive with all of the tools needed, including ladders and buckets, helping ensure that your employees can continue their jobs with little or no interruption from us. Extracting the water and then wiping the machine down, with oil when called for by the machinery's maintenance instructions, protects your equipment from possible problems.
Floors and other areas that your employees occupy may also need extraction work performed. Break rooms can become damp and musty when water saturates such areas, ruining food preparation equipment. Your employees need to eat during their breaks to stay energetic.
We also want to keep your workers safe while in your plant. With water removal, we work to keep corrosion control and eliminate the possibility wherever we can. Air movers help us keep moisture from condensing on surfaces and also directs water vapor toward desiccation machines. These withdraw moisture from the air and release dry air back into the area we are treating.
Using our various machines and tools, we protect your equipment and building from harm. SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights's water removal and extraction specialists can make things safe again so your employees can remain productive. Contact us by calling (407) 985-3200 for 24-hour service.

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If A Water Damage Disaster Occurs In Your Conway Laundry Room, Our Crew Can Help!

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

If you need our services to clean up your disaster, give us a call at (407) 985-3200 today.

Taking Care Of Water Removal In A Conway Laundry Room

In a society reliant on electrical appliances, we tend to expect them to work without fail. Water removal may prove necessary; however, when a faulty washing machine hose gives way and covers your floor with water. It can be stressful to consider taking on such a monumental cleanup task on your own, as missed spots can easily lead to mold growth or structural damage.

When appliance failures result in you needing water removal in your Conway home, certified SERVPRO professionals have the tools necessary to clean, dry, and deodorize your home while preserving your possessions.

In cases where water affects porous surfaces such as carpet, it is vital to thoroughly extract moisture that has been absorbed quickly to preserve carpet, padding, and the subflooring underneath. If water from your laundry room has reached your carpet, we can use air movers and dehumidifiers both above and underneath flooring to address moisture absorbed by carpet. Fast drying in conjunction with EPA-registered antimicrobial cleaner is key to preserving your carpet and shielding it from potential mold growth.

In cases where hardwood is affected by water, it can also be preserved. Drying mats with suction devices attached can be placed on the floor at ground level to accelerate moisture evaporation. This process is often aided by plastic sheeting that acts as a conduit for directing moist air out of your home. SERVPRO technicians often use a 6-millimeter thick plastic or poly sheeting that, when taped down, isolates moist air for easy collection. Not only does this drying method aid in collecting water from hardwood flooring and plywood subflooring, but it keeps dehumidifiers from being overwhelmed while they help dry other surfaces. In some cases, dehumidifiers may also be operating inside the plastic tenting to extract moisture.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is prepared to clean up any size disaster in the area. If you need our services to clean up your disaster, give us a call at (407) 985-3200 today.

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Our Technicians Can Restore Your Pine Castle Business After A Mold Damage Disaster

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can help you clean up a mold infestation in your business.

Commercial Mold Remediation For Your Pine Castle Business

Mold can present some serious issues for your restaurant in Pine Castle. It can cause health concerns for employees and even customers as well, and lead to a loss of work hours or even cause you to close your doors temporarily. Knowing how to prevent mold damage in the first place helps avoid any downtime for your business.

Mold damage in your Pine Castle business is something that should be taken care of right away. If you notice an outbreak of mold, get in touch with our professionals at SERVPRO immediately. As an experienced remediation company, we can take care of the mold quickly and thoroughly with our tools and knowledge before the mold spreads further.

Wherever there is the presence of moisture, mold can begin to grow in just twenty-four hours. To prevent this, keep an eye out for any leaks around your restaurant and take care of them right away, even if it requires the assistance of a plumber. Fix any roof leaks as well and keep gutters cleaned out. Even a slow drip can escalate into a more significant issue if it is not fixed.

When the mold is present already, and you need us to help clean up the mess, SERVPRO technicians assess the damage and then section off the affected area using plastic sheeting and create negative airspace. We do this to prevent the mold from spreading to other areas of your restaurant while we do the cleanup and restoration. We also use protective gear to keep us from breathing in the disturbed mold spores.

When you find mold in your business, leave the cleaning to us instead of relying on store-bought cleaners. Many people believe they can clean up the mold by using regular bleach. However, bleach contains water, so even if it kills some of the spores, it is adding moisture to the mold and lets it continue to grow.

If there are any contaminated items in the affected area such as rugs or furniture, we may need to remove them while we work and clean them at a separate location. If the infestation is severe, we may need to replace some structural items such as drywall or subflooring.

To keep an eye out for mold damage you can also monitor your humidity levels in the building. There are inexpensive monitors available for purchase which can alert you to any spikes in the moisture content in the air. Proper ventilation, especially in the kitchen, also helps to keep moisture out. Overhead vents and fans are essential in a working kitchen.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can help you clean up a mold infestation in your business in Sky Lake, Pine Castle, or Edgewood thoroughly and quickly. Please reach out to us by dialing (407) 985-3200 as soon as you find the issue.

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Proven Tips For Dealing With Flood Damage Issues in Edgewood

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water removal is urgent when your home is affected by flooding. Contact SERVPRO for flood damage remediation services.

Addressing Saturated Vinyl Flooring in Your Edgewood Home

Flooding can cause devastating effects throughout your Edgewood home, especially to elements like flooring materials. With renovations and even initial construction projects, many homeowners have sought the aesthetic appeal and functionality of vinyl flooring planks. While these simulate hardwood flooring, they can often get installed more cheaply and easily. Much like actual hardwood, these flooring materials require immediate attention when exposed to standing water, and that is where our trained IICRC-certified water restoration specialists can help.

Severe storms can produce vulnerabilities that allow flood damage to occur in your Edgewood home. While many materials can become affected by the spreading water, your flooring is often a point of collection for this water flow, pooling over this material and beginning to saturate it immediately. While a fast response can often prevent the need for removing the material and replacing it, that requires quick reaction times from the homeowner to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals to get us there.

Once our team arrives, we can quickly work to begin our effective mitigation tactics. Extraction is a critical component of this process, as it reduces the volume of water to affect the flooring continually. We have portable sump pumps, wet-vacs with extraction wands, and even gas-powered trash pumps for rapid removal of standing water. Once the excess has gotten removed, our team can begin work to dry out the damaged areas and have specialized equipment that can begin drying out saturated vinyl flooring.

Water can quickly penetrate seams and cracks in the vinyl planks, particularly where the tongue and groove installation occurs. Our Injecti-dry system can address saturation into the subflooring, slowly drawing out moisture in a controlled fashion. We can consistently monitor moisture content to ensure that these planks do not become overly dried, which can also damage them.

Many materials and structural elements can become exposed to spreading floodwater. With the fast response of our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights team, we can work to dry out saturated materials and reduce the need for tear out and reconstruction when possible. Give our experienced team a call 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

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SERVPRO Says to Pine Castle Homeowners--Call Us for Fire and Odor Control

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Pine Castle Fire and Smoke Damage? SERVPRO Has the Team to Make "Like it never even happened."

Steps to Eliminating Smoke Odors from Fire Damage in Your Pine Castle Residence

You may not expect a small kitchen fire to cause lingering smoke odors in your home, but it can. For the duration of a fire, the smoke can spread through your house and various materials, which are porous like drywall, carpets, drapes, wood, clothing, and furniture can absorb it. Smoke smells may then get trapped in these materials and reoccur from time to time.
You can take several steps to help eliminate smoke smells from fire damage in your Pine Castle residence. The intensity of the smell varies based on the amount of smoke produced, the size of the room or house and burnt materials. Different materials produce different smells when burned. Some scents are easier to remove while others like the smoke that burning plastic materials produce are harder to remove.
To eliminate smoke odors, you can begin with airing out your home. Opening the windows can let out some of the odor and allow fresh air to enter. However, never activate the HVAC system because the smoke causing odors can circulate throughout the house, according to SERVPRO. You can also remove the drapes and curtains and hang them outdoors to air out the smell. Dry cleaning the drapes and curtains are also an excellent way to eliminate the lingering effects of the fire. If the upholstery and carpeting have a smoke scent, you can sprinkle baking soda on the affected areas and let it remain for three or more hours to absorb the odors. After that, vacuum clean the furniture or carpets to remove the baking soda.
The smoke odor may still linger even after trying to remove it, and it usually does. In that case, call a fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to eliminate the odor effectively. We offer complete fire damage restoration services. Our technicians can clean and remove smoke and soot from affected areas like walls, ceilings, and floors. By deploying HEPA filtered air scrubbers to capture airborne particulates and hydroxyl generators to chemically neutralize pungent odors, SERVPRO technicians work to restore a fresh and clean indoor air quality. We seek to make it appear “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO technicians can clean restorable contents and deodorize them. We do not just cover up lingering smells with fragrance. Instead, we seek out the sources of odor and remove them.
If you need to eliminate stubborn smoke odors from your home, SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is the right company to call. Call us today at (407) 985-3200 for immediate response in Edgewood, Conway, and Pine City.

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What is the Best Way to Remove Smoke and Soot Damage From Your Conway Home?

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot damage are difficult to remove without professional remediation. SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights is available 24/7.

SERVPRO Solves Many Forms of Fire Damage in Conway Homes

After the fire, there are some levels of fire damage to address even in a home blaze that would qualify as small scale. The key to lessening the secondary damage from smoke, soot, and water used to extinguish the fire is to begin the cleaning and restoration of the property as quickly as possible.  

When SERVPRO arrives to remediate fire damage to Conway properties, teams of technicians do several things at once to make the cleanup efforts go faster. We use containment when the fire is local to only a specific area in the home. Our technicians set up barriers to control the spread of odor-causing soot particles naked to the human eye. At the same time, other technicians take moisture measurements and determine the best course for drying with positioned air movers and humidifiers for fast results.  

Once the affected areas are determined to be dry using moisture probes, SERVPRO technicians access the type of smoke and soot residue that needs cleaning from surfaces and restorable objects using wet and dry sponges as appropriate to remove all traces of the fire and odor.  

Our certified Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) determine how much the odor has spread throughout the home and affected building materials, fabrics and porous items. We often use multiple methods to completely eradicate odor left behind by home fires such as HEPA-filtered air scrubbers with charcoal filters along with a follow up with a thermal fogging application to neutralize odors in carpeting, fabrics and other penetrable items that may be holding stubborn odors from the fire. The solvent-based fog travels in the same manner as smoke and effectively overtakes and eliminates deeply seated odors.  

We know cleanup needs to start as soon as possible for the best outcome from fire damage. Contact SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 and talk to one of our certified technicians, we are available 24/7 to assist you.

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Mold Damage in Your Conway Household's Air Duct System

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Air conditioners are a must when it is hot. However they need maintenance just like other appliances. Should you smell mustiness, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive with Detection Tools to Find Hidden Mold in Your Home

Circulating air in your house can be a very incredible convenience. For anyone that has lived in the times where you did not have air conditioning or central heating for your Conway home, you can appreciate the convenience even more. Even with all of the advancements in the way that these appliances run and operate when you are using them to their fullest abilities, there are some precautions and potential risks that you are taking that you might not know. 

You likely didn’t know that homes have dealt with mold damage in Conway tied explicitly to the operation of circulating air appliances like furnaces or air conditioners. There are many instances that you do not even see this mold damage with your own eyes, but yet your nose can pick up the scent of must typical of a growing colony. The root of this problem is two-fold, from not having your duct system adequately maintained and cleaned over years of use and also the result of condensation on the metal combined with enough organic material in the network of ducts to allow mold colonies to grow. 

With it being common knowledge now that mold can cause health effects to those exposed to it, it indeed is not something that you want to allow to circulate throughout your home freely. Our SERVPRO professionals become certified in mold remediation to the high standards of the IICRC. We have gotten trained in all types of mold and fungal growth, as well as the best (and safest) means of removal. 

The first step is stopping the circulation of the air and working quickly to locate the colonies that are growing within the duct system. Once located, our SERVPRO technicians find the best way to reach this affected area, whether that is through the removal of sections to gain access or through concentrated vacuuming. Since your nose found the problem in the first place, this odor needs to be dealt with as well. Typically, a fogger would get used for this process. This dense chemical compound overtakes and neutralizes the musty smell, leaving no scent behind at all. 

Mold damage is something that you should take care of as soon as you encounter it. Our certified and experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights are available to help whenever you need us. All you have to do is give us a call anytime at 407) 985-3200.

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Edgewood Home Restoration Following Fire Damages

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

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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How to Navigate Storm Damage Remediation in Conway

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

When your home sustains flood damage after a Florida storm, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Can Remediate the Flood Damage Inside of Your Conway Home

Seasonal Storms can bring more than just rain to your Florida home during a severe downpour; they can also bring flood damage. In the case of your split-level home, the entryway and living/dining room flooded with water when the intense winds of the storm forced the door to fly open. The hardwood flooring and the base of the walls were all submerged beneath ankle-deep water, as well as various pieces of furniture throughout the impacted area. The best thing that you can do for your home upon finding flood damage is to call for help as soon as you can.

The sooner that professionals arrive to address the flood damage inside your Conway home, the more likely it is that the remediation can progress smoothly. Waiting too long can cause the hardwood flooring inside of your home to bubble, crack, and split. The walls may begin to harbor mold colonies, and your furniture may significantly diminish in value, or even end up ruined. Calling for help as soon as the damage happens can significantly reduce the chances of further damages developing inside of your household.

SERVPRO understands how alarming and overwhelming sudden home-damages can feel, and it is for that reason that we always strive to arrive swiftly at every job we tackle. On top of our speedy service, we pride ourselves on the advanced technology that we use and our various IICRC-certifications. SERVPRO always aims to provide swift, effective, and friendly service to your home.

When our SERVPRO technicians arrive, we can begin by removing the standing water from your home with wet/dry vacuums. If the water was overly contaminated, to the point where it is considered black water, we can remove any carpets that have been impacted. We can remove any furniture that needs close, and attentive, care and take them to our facility, where they can be dried.

After measuring how high up the walls the water came, we can make flood cuts and remove the water-logged drywall. To prepare for drying, SERVPRO can begin to disinfect and clean the surrounding area before we set up devices like drying mats, dehumidifiers, and axial fans.

When a storm suddenly floods your home, never wait to get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights by phoning (407) 985-3200. Day or night, our services are always available.

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The Steps To Take After A Fire Damage Disaster Happens In Your Edgewood Home

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 and allow us to help you leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

What To Tackle First When There Is Fire Damage To Your Home In Edgewood

Disaster can strike at any time, leaving our families in the midst of debris and at a loss for answers. In Florida, we tend to get advance warning when hurricanes, winds or storms threaten our homes, but we rarely think that fire could also affect us. As homeowners, we need to quickly connect with the best in the industry to help us remediate fire damage and salvage as much as we can.

SERVPRO is the answer to your needs. When there is fire damage to your Edgewood property, we help mitigate the devastation and work with you to protect the structure and contents of your home. Our team is on call around the clock and ready to apply its skills and experience to help you. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified to restore your home after it is affected by fire and smoke. Through our training and the availability of specialized equipment and technology, we are your greatest ally in bringing your property back to pre-damage condition.

There is much to worry about after fire strikes your home. The immediate safety and lodging of your family are of top priority, followed by the physical integrity of your home and everything you had in it. Our team can make an assessment and work with relevant parties to determine which parts of your home are compromised if any. Simultaneously, we explore your belongings with the goal of salvaging as much as we can. In the process, we utilize solutions specific to each surface to help us eliminate traces of smoke and soot.

Very often, the smell of smoke is the last priority but an overwhelming nuisance. Our deodorizing process includes different methods for neutralizing the odor and improving the quality of air in your home. For this, we may use air scrubbers, ozone generators and even thermal foggers to erase the smell from furniture and other materials inside the home.

Do not feel alone when disaster strikes. Call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 and allow us to help you leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Are You Loading Water Damage in Your Pine Castle Washing Machine

2/28/2019 (Permalink)

Appliance malfunctions are one of the biggest causes of water damage.

When Water Damage Surprises You in Pine Castle

A backed up washing machine might be hilarious on TV, but it's a lot less funny when it happens to you. Water and suds spilling across your floor are more like a horror show in real life. You may feel helpless, but SERVPRO is here for you. There is enough stress in your life, and broken washing machines increase that stress. There is no need to figure out how to move everything and soak up the mess yourself. We can arrive promptly to help you restore your home to its preloss condition.  

Handling water damage in your Pine Castle home can be more of a chore than you anticipated. Our Project managers can handle your cleanup and restoration assessment quickly. You need the right person for every job, with the right equipment, and SERVPRO can provide this to you. You may not be aware that balancing the number of air movers and dehumidifiers prevents secondary water damages, but we have a technician for every problem. The average home does not have dehumidifiers and air movers just sitting in the garage waiting for a water emergency, but we do. Our IICRC certified technicians can work hard to mitigate warped and buckled wood flooring or to dry out the concrete under the tiles. If your water damage gets into the baseboards, we can dry that too. Wherever you have water damage, we have the experts and equipment to take care of it.  

Water damage can get worse over time. As little as one day can make a huge difference in how much repair you may need. Don't just mop and guess. Our team can swoop in, and handle the situation. After all, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster! No matter what your situation is when we arrive, we are ready to handle it. Let your towels stay in the linen closet. SERVPRO can use our state of the art technology and expert training to remedy your situation. We can even help you figure out salvageable items and what needs to be removed and replaced for your safety.

You can count on SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Says No to Flood Damage in Conway Businesses

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Don't Duck the Need For Rapid Floodwater Removal from Your Conway Office---Call SERVPRO

Essential Steps When Dealing with Commercial Flood Damage in Conway

Weather events can cause considerable inconvenience when they flood commercial establishments. Such an incident can produce widespread damages whether caused by driving rain filtering through an opening or a full-blown flooding incident that drives contaminated groundwater into the premises. The actions you take immediately after the incident help the business resume normal operations. Our professional mitigation services have helped save many local businesses.
Before starting the restoration processed after commercial flood damage in Conway, it is a good idea to do some evaluation to establish the level of water migration since porous materials such as carpets and drywall absorb water fast. It should also help determine the volume of water, types of contaminants, and debris present to come up with the right response plan. The team from SERVPRO uses advanced detection equipment such as thermal cameras to establish the level of water migration in porous materials and concealed spaces. Our technicians also wear necessary PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, allowing them to wade into the water safely checking for debris and other problems.
Cleaning the affected areas should help remove contaminants and debris. In many cases, this is easier said than done. Our SERVPRO technicians spray disinfectants directly into the floodwater to control microorganisms. We also use OSHA approved cleaning agents to ensure we clean the affected areas to sanitary levels. To remove soils and other debris from hard surfaces, we have pressure washers among other equipment. Cleaniåçng porous materials to rid them of contaminants is not possible so we might need to remove items like carpets, drywall, or upholstery affected by the floodwaters.
An issue like bad odor can have significant ramifications in a commercial establishment. While your employees may be a bit tolerant, your customers might not. Bad smells are typical after flooding incidents because of microbial growth or hidden wastes from the flooding. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you deodorize the areas in question through fogging and other techniques.
If your workplace in Edgewood, Pine Castle, and Belle Isle floods, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to help you restore it to preloss state. You can reach us at (407) 985-3200 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Conway Home After A Flood

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Our team got to work right away and helped this family with flood restoration so they get back to normal living.

Flood Removal Procedures to Protect Your Conway Property from Additional Damage

Flood removal is necessary when you need to address the devastating damage that a storm can make your home to experience. It is the time when you need to work with an experienced service provider to return your home to its preloss state. Immediate action and the use of the right resources can prevent your property from experiencing further damage. We are highlighting some of the options that residents of Conway have when they experience such events.

The flood removal procedures in Conway that our SERVPRO technicians use when addressing such incidents are not the same. To come up with appropriate flood damage restoration procedures, we have to inspect and assess the level of damage. The assessment helps us to plan and make the restoration successful. At this stage, we are in a position to determine what needs to be replaced and what can be restored. We achieve that by using specialized equipment and acquired professional skills.

If there is still water on your property, then we must use appropriate water extraction methods. The method we use to remove the water depends on the amount of water in your home. In some cases, we can use powerful submersible pumps, portable, and truck-mounted water extractors. We may also run dry and wet vacuums in your property to help reduce the drying time and reduce unnecessary secondary water damage.

Physical water extraction methods are not enough to remove all water from your property. We have to use other water removal equipment to find the water that hides behind ceilings and walls. That is why we value the work that infrared cameras, hygrometers and moisture detectors perform. Setting up air movers and dehumidifiers in your property is also a reliable way of reducing the drying time. We also must determine whether a move-out or pack-out is necessary during the restoration process.

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights has several years of experience in water damage clean up and flood damage restoration. Get in touch with our highly trained technicians by calling (407) 985-3200 and have your property restored the right way.

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Key Elements of Fire Damage Remediation in Your Pine Castle Home

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage remediation involves dealing with foul odors that are left behind. Contact SERVPRO for IICRC certified technician service.

Professionals Address Small Fire Damage in Pine Castle

Part of being a homeowner in Florida involves being ready for disasters. In our state we prepare for hurricanes and torrential rains, but how often do we prepare for events that begin in our own home? For example, an everyday meal can cause an unexpected kitchen fire leaving you in need of assistance in resolving the remaining fire damage. When this happens, it is crucial to know who exactly is better prepared to deal with the damage efficiently.

If your home is the victim of fire damage in Pine Castle, do not hesitate to reach out to our SERVPRO team as soon as the emergency happens. Our team is on call 24/7, so we can act expediently upon receiving your call. Our training prepares us to address issues caused by fires big and small, and you want to make sure to capitalize on that.

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO Green Fleet will most likely utilize plastic barriers to isolate your kitchen from the rest of the home to control further dissemination of odors and damage. Once we assess the damage and the surfaces affected by soot and smoke, we begin to work in earnest utilizing solutions and cleaners specially designed for each of the materials we are restoring. In this way, we avoid the possibility of further damage caused by cleaning agents used on inappropriate surfaces. Our technicians are able to make these decisions based on their expertise and formal training they have received.

Part of our fire damage remediation process is addressing any foul smells resulting from the fire. As expected, these smells go well beyond the capability of store-bought air fresheners, and they permeate fabrics and other materials despite your best efforts. Our SERVPRO staff is equipped to implement charcoal HVAC filters to clean your air ducts, along with deodorizing pellets and even thermal fogging if the odor is deeply seated. Based on its severity, our team formulates a plan to restore the purity of your home.

Fire damage caused by a kitchen fire may seem small and easy to resolve, but it takes a professional team like ours at SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights to address all aspects of it. Simply call us at (407) 985-3200 and allow us to help you, so your home looks "Like it never even happened."

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A Simple Yet Effective Plan for Flood Damage Remediation in Conway

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Pipe breaks in your home can cause extensive flooding in many rooms. Call SERVPRO right away for water removal and drying services.

Why SERVPRO Offers Fast Response to Conway Pipe Flood Incidents

The same plumbing systems in your Conway property that help make life easy can cause considerable misery in case of a pipe burst. Most people only associate plumbing systems with the kitchen or washroom, but flooding can happen in any section of your property since the pipes crisscross the entire property. If a pipe bursts in the ceiling, it can cause many problems since the spilling water affects everything from the ceiling, walls, and contents before it reaches the floor. You need to involve a professional to help you deal with the damages.
Each case of Conway pipe flooding is unique, and therefore any response plan mooted must adapt to the unique conditions faced. The main factors that influence the response include the point of origin of the spill, how long the property remains submerged, and the materials present in the affected area. Spills that originate from a higher level of the property, whether it is the ceiling or a bathroom on a higher floor, end up causing more damages. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect the affected areas along with your insurance adjuster to determine what to salvage as well as the best remedial approach.
Fast extraction of water from the affected property usually forestalls many problems including mold development and deterioration of materials due to excess moisture. Because most homes are packed full of belongings like furniture, clothes, toys and many others, what should be easy can end up taking longer than usual. Our SERVPRO crews combine both low-tech and high-tech resources to remove the water fast. Our low-tech resources include mops, sponges and buckets. Our high-tech gear includes wet-dry vacs, dehumidifiers, and air movers. The combination of these resources helps us multitask thus achieving the water extraction goal faster.
Water spills are likely to necessitate cleanup even when the water involved is from a clean source. As the water affects different materials, dyes are likely to run leading to stains. The water also sweeps any dirt and debris on its way soiling carpets, upholstery and other fabric materials. Our SERVPRO team includes WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, and CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technicians, who handle any necessary cleanup in your property.
For fast response in case of flood damage, call SERVPRO of Conway /Holden Heights to help. You can reach us at (407) 985-3200 any time.

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Has an Overflowed Tub Caused Your Conway Home to Need Water Cleanup Services?

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Overflowing tubs can leak a lot of water in your home.

Why SERVPRO Should Manage Your Water Cleanup Needs in Your Conway Property

When your hectic family life gets a bit more stressful because someone left the tub running and now your stairway looks like a riverbed, you need to protect your Conway home from highly possible damage. Water flowing everywhere inside your home can only bring you problems, and the longer you wait to fix the situation, the more costly and intensive the repairs become. 

Our experience with such situations is why SERVPRO technicians should assist you with water cleanup and removal in Conway. We always arrive Faster To Any Size Disaster, meaning water has little time to ruin things inside your home. Continuing education and ongoing training add to our competence and keep us ready to mitigate damage wherever it happens. 

Water cleanup efforts involve extracting the water from porous materials and floors with wands attached to extraction units. These rapidly pump any liquid encountered into a chamber for quick disposal. These wands can fit into small spaces and under furniture and appliances. 

Other ways we remove water that threatens your home is with the use of air drying equipment. These make the air more turbulent and warm so it can hold more water vapor. Our air movers force surfaces to continually give off moisture, which causes the moisture in the interior space to move toward the surface of the saturated material. 

Once in the air, the water vapor ends up in desiccant machines. These machines strip air of moisture as it passes through. Air coming out of a desiccant machine is dry. We also use air scrubbers when air quality may have become compromised. When we arrive at your home, please discuss with us any concerns you have about this. We can either explain why there is no need for concern or resolve the problem for you. We look at you as a partner in protecting your home with our water cleanup and mitigation services. 

SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights can help you get your home dried out, and water cleanup efforts help protect your home from the effects of water, moisture, and microbes. We serve a wide area, including Edgewood, Belle Isle, and Pine Castle, so call us for this or other mitigation services. Our number is (407) 985-3200 and is answered 24/7, 365 days a year.

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What the Colors of the Visible Mold in Your Conway Home Aren't Telling You About the Extent of the Infestation

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your home can be quite overwhelming. Contact our SERVPRO team to assess and remediate the damage.

Mold Remediation in Conway's Residences Restores Control to Homeowners

Any one of the hundreds of strains of microbes can end up causing homeowners in Conway problems. While several varieties always exist somewhere in your home, normal humidity levels keep the growth of microbes at a standstill.
Until the growth of microbes begins to grow too rapidly, residents do not need to worry about mold remediation and cleanup in Conway. A small incident that seems inconsequential, such as a leaky toilet base or a small overflow at the kitchen sink, can provide enough water to microbes in the area. Once exposed to moisture, they quickly become active and soon spread out across the surface. It does not take long before they form spores in preparation of colonizing other areas of your home.
SERVPRO technicians always arrive with the tools needed to get your home's microbial situation under control. We come prepared, ensuring that your home's situation gets assessed quickly and that the work progresses swiftly, from start to finish. Understanding the different aspects of mold, from the ways it can damage your home to the internationally accepted methods of eliminating that damage and the overgrowths that caused it is crucial to successfully remediating your home.
Restoring control of your home to you, "Like it never even happened," requires that we practice extensively and engage in different methods. No two homes are identical in either structure or circumstance, so knowing different methods for any particular situations gives us the upper hand over mold and mildew. We know that a crucial aspect of successful mold remediation is maintaining communication with our customer and ensuring that the homeowner understands effective measures that prevent microbes from reappearing.
We not only provide information about what we are doing and why when we work inside your home, but we also give you the information needed so you can spot potential situations that might cause mold damage to redevelop later. From the start, when we eliminate the source of moisture feeding the mold, to the end, when we apply antimicrobial agents to help eliminate any traces of mold and keep it from regrowing, we are here to make your home healthy again.
Call us, SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights, at (407) 985-3200, so we can provide you with expert guidance and skilled mold remediation services. We also serve Belle Isle and Pine Castle, and other surrounding areas, so please do not hesitate to call whenever you discover mold in your home.

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

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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 in your Sky Lake home after an event like a toilet overflowing.   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)

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Never Get Stressed When Your Pine Castle Property Experiences Mold Damage

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

For Significant Mold Infestations in a Pine Castle Property We Recommend to Call SERVPRO for Professional Remediation and Cleanup

SERVPRO Can Inspect and Plan a Mold Remediation Solution for Your Pine Castle Home

Once we determine your building is safe to enter during mold damage remediation, moisture and visual mold assessment follow. When we are assessing the site, we look out for signs of mold growth, water damage, standing water, and we also talk to the property owner. We check behind the wallpaper, insulation, carpet backing and wallboard. Evaluation of attics and crawl spaces in your Pine Castle property is essential during the inspection.
If the walls or surfaces of your Pine Castle home have stains or some discoloration, there are chances that mold damage is present. Visible fuzzy growths on surfaces and earthy odors can also support that possibility. Surfaces whose moisture content is around 20% and over are vulnerable to mold growth and possible decomposition when the area is made of wood or cellulose composite. We use moisture meters when determining the material’s moisture content.
By looking at the level of contamination, our SERVPRO technicians are in a position to choose suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The four primary levels of mold contamination are level 1 (covering 10 square feet or less), level 2 (over 10 - 30 square feet), level 3 (over 30 - 100 square feet), and level 4 (exceed 100 square feet). Some of the PPE that we use include work boots, goggles, disposable overalls, earplugs, and N95–Disposable Respirators. When working in extensively contaminated areas, OSHA recommends the use of full-face or half-face respirators with P, N, or R100 cartridge.
In some cases, it is not possible to salvage porous items with visible mold, which means they should be discarded. Items that fall under that category are some drywall surfaces, textiles, upholstery, carpet padding, clothing, books, papers, and rugs. We place materials for disposal in plastic trash bags to reduce the potential for mold exposure and cross-contamination.
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights has been in the cleaning and restoration industry for a long time and uses advanced equipment and technology to do the work. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to discover the several options we use to restore properties after a mishap or disaster.

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Water Removal is a Process in Sky Lake

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

When water damage wreaks havoc on your home, call SERVPRO to dry out your property.

Team SERVPRO Arrives at Your Home with BOTH Water Detection and Water Removal Equipment

Natural Flood, pipe leaks, sewer backup, washer overflow, toilet problems, and pump failure can wreak water havoc to your home in Sky Lake. You may feel like you have lost all control of your home, and it can only get worse if you hire a company that rips and tears your walls, furniture, carpet, and other personal belongings out of its place. This process can leave you clutching your chest in agony as well as a hole in your wallet.
Water removal in Sky Lake is not an easy task. Homeowners often try to clean the water problems without consulting the experts, which would only cause more damage and problems. There are a lot of components that are involved in water damage restoration. It's not something that a beginner should consider tackling. You would need to replace everything that was involved in the water damage immediately. If you ignore this process, then mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria can grow in your house. Hiring a water restoration company is a smart decision because they have all the tools that are needed to take out extra water to prevent further damage. Plus, a thorough cleaning and drying process would require an experienced water damage restoration services.
A SERVPRO technician would contact you to arrange a service within one hour of notice that water damage has occurred. Then within four hours, a uniformed, trained techs would be on-site to start the mitigation service, which is a fast acting method of extracting water out of the area. These technicians would use advanced technology such as moisture sensors, moisture meters, and Thermohygrometers to detect the amount of moisture in the air. These equipment help them determine the best drying process that would get the job done.
SERVPRO has other high-tech equipment such as the extractor to help remove water from carpets and other flooring material. Air movers would enhance evaporation to reduce drying time. Dehumidifiers would extract water vapor from the air. After removing all the water, they would use deodorizer equipment such as thermal foggers to produce the fog that has tiny particles of deodorant solutions to neutralize any odor caused by the water damage. Afterward, these technicians would perform a thorough walk-through with you to make sure that you are delighted with the service.
With SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights, you can expect reliable and excellent customer services and experts to get the job done. Call (919) 790-1222 to set up an appointment to speak with our skilled and experienced technicians.

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Determining The Right Cleaning Methods During Fire Damage Restoration In Conway

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

If you want to reduce the claim of a fire damage incident, then seeking for restoration and cleaning services can help.

Cleaning Methods During Fire Damage Restoration

If you want to reduce the claim of a fire damage incident, then seeking for restoration and cleaning services can help. Ending up replacing what was restorable is expensive, and that is why you need to make the right decisions as soon as you can. Cleaning is part of the work that professional restorers perform when responding to such events in Conway. We're going to cover some of the principles of cleaning that we follow when returning your contents to their preloss condition.
When our SERVPRO team arrives at your Conway home to attend to fire damage, we perform a site inspection which helps us to locate the smoke particles. Usually, the inspection starts from the point where the fire started from; then we determine how far the residues have traveled within the building. It's a huge mistake to assume that all smoke residues all the same. A fire burns different items, which means that different smoke particles can be in the same area. Identifying the different particles helps us to come up with the most appropriate cleaning method.
Our SERVPRO team also selects a cleaning method which preserves the surface or material that has the smoke residues. Some cleaning techniques may be too aggressive to the point of making some surfaces or materials unsalvageable. At this point, we're ready to capture and remove the particles. Remember, there was an interaction of different proportions of moisture, gases, oxygen, and heat during the formation of the smoke particles. These variables make it challenging to choose a defined cleaning method to fix all fire damage incidents.
To break the bond between the residues and the surface, we use an understanding of the elements of cleaning - temperature, time, chemical action and agitation. Chemical reactions speed up as the temperature increases, so we have to settle on right temperature - which usually depends on the item we are cleaning and the cleaning agent we are using.
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights does the job right the first time. You can call us at (407) 985-3200 and let our experienced technicians make your business or home “Like it never even happened.”

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Pine Castle Mold Remediation Information for Commercial Warehouses

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Removes Water Swiftly for Mold Remediation to Pine Castle Areas Warehouses and Commercial Buildings

SERVPRO Can Cleanup Mold Damage in Pine Castle Business Structures

If a slow water leak ever develops in your manufacturing plant located in Pine Castle, many problems can develop if the source is not repaired quickly. Any time water gets into a building it follows gravity and affects the lowest level the most. Many warehouses and offices utilize ground level areas for storage of products and materials. When water gets into these lower level storage facilities water can damage not only the building's structure but the items and inventory you have stored as well. If objects and building materials stay wet for an extended period, then many more issues can take place. Stored products remaining wet can cause damage over time such as rusting metal parts, ruined insulation and mold growth. Water can also cause drywall to lose its structural integrity and fall apart. If wooden materials stay wet, they can warp or curve. Cartons are composed of an organic substance and have the potential of being a food source for fungi.
Sometimes a slow leak can take place at your business, and the problems go unnoticed for a long time. Most commercial mold damage projects in Pine Castle result from a water leak that did not get promptly mitigated after it happened. After a building has been wet for longer than 48 hours, microbial growth can take place. Once microbes form the contamination and spores can spread to other areas of the structure.
When first arriving at your manufacturing plant, our SERVPRO technicians inspect the area. Once the mold infested rooms or sections are uncovered, we take measure to prevent the spreading of spores. To do this, we can isolate using poly sheeting the contaminated parts of your building so that spores and mold particles to not spread to unaffected regions of the structure.
Once our SERVPRO restoration team establishes a containment area, we then figure out what items can be treated and restored and which materials are non-salvageable. When working at your place of business, we conduct all of our procedures so that the process is as smooth flowing for you and your insurance company. We can pack-out inventory and products for off-site cleaning if necessary.
When working with mold, extra precautions must be taken so that particles do not spread and cause air quality issues at your plant. Fungi can cause health effects with some people so if you ever notice microbial growth at your business, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 24/7.

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Reacting Quickly to Flooding in Your Edgewood Home

8/5/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and storm damage can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for effective drying out services after a disaster.

Team SERVPRO Answers Your Call Fast When it Comes to Drying Out Your Property After Flooding

Widespread natural disasters are not new developments to those with houses in Edgewood. The present threat of severe weather allowing for flooding and varying degrees of damage to the outside of a home is familiar to homeowners here, but still something that many fail to prepare for as they should. Being ready for a situation like this can not only get your home restored quickly, but can ultimately save you money.

With high powered winds and torrential rainfall, even the best-constructed homes throughout the area become susceptible to flood damages in Edgewood. It is more about what you do in this situation that determines the extent of the damage that you ultimately experience, which often goes well beyond the situation which allowed the floodwater to enter your home in the first place.

Calling SERVPRO, even amid the flooding disaster is a wise decision to make. Our mitigation team can head out quickly to help you limit the damages that your home experiences, often by boarding up or tarping over entry points for the floodwater to get inside. This process stops the flow in, and we can get to removing at-risk contents of your home from the area as part of our pack-out procedure.

When flooding throughout the neighborhood takes place, restoration companies are spread thin helping multiple houses overcome the damages they have sustained and bringing them back to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians also get spread out among multiple jobs running simultaneously, and so calling our team right away when disaster strikes can help you to be among the first houses that get this restoration work completed. Ultimately, this allows for fewer damages overall in your home and helps you move on from the disaster much more quickly.

There are countless scenarios it would seem that allow for flooding to occur in your home, but finding the right team to help you clean up the mess and get back to the way things used to be does not have to be difficult. You can always count on the prompt service of our experienced SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights restoration technicians. You can reach us 24/7 by calling (407) 985-3200.

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Water Damage Experts In Edgewood Talk About The Different Types Of Humidity

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Relative and Specific Humidity Affect SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Techniques in Edgewood Homes

Moisture Level Affects Water Recovery in Edgewood Area Homes

Whenever excessive moisture gets inside a building in Edgewood, the types of problems it causes can be grouped into two categories. When water leaks from a pipe or an appliance, it can cause problems as it comes into contact with contents and building materials. Anything that happens as a result of direct contact with liquid water such as the delamination of carpet is considered primary damage. Once water gets inside a structure, it naturally raises humidity levels indoors when moisture from wet materials evaporates into the air. Elevated humidity levels can also cause issues with building materials as water transfers from the air to materials that are not wet to reach equilibrium. When water vapor is the primary cause of the structural problems, they get classified as secondary damage.
Extraction procedures help reduce primary issues, and structural drying helps mitigate both types of problems. When our SERVPRO technicians deal with any kind of water damage situation near Edgewood, we monitor relative and specific humidity. Controlling humidity levels in a structure help speed up structural drying times. Wet materials dry out faster if the humidity inside a building is kept as low as possible using air movers and dehumidifiers. Monitoring and strategic placement of these devices optimize drying times. When we keep humidity levels low, we also reduce the amount of water vapor in the air, therefore, causing less secondary issues.
Relative humidity is a measure of how much water is in the air at any given temperature. RH is expressed as a percentage so if the relative humidity is 100% then the air is holding as much moisture as it can at that temperature. At this point, if not sooner, condensation can occur inside the building. "Raining" inside your home can only exacerbate the already water damaging effects. Air can hold more water at higher temperatures so increasing the temperature inside a house will lower the relative humidity inside it.
Since the temperature has such a huge effect on relative humidity, it is not always a good gauge as to how much water exists in the air. Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air. When our SERVPRO technicians measure specific humidity, they are counting the actual grains of moisture in each pound of air. To find specific humidity, we measure relative humidity levels and the room's temperature. We then put these numbers in a psychrometric chart that gives us the grains per pound number.
Using a psychrometric chart can come in handy when rapidly drying structural components. If you ever need help with issues related to water or humidity, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 24 hours a day.

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Is There a Good Mold That Can Grow in Your Sky Lake Home?

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

When you find mold spreading in the corner of your bathroom or in any other spot, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation efforts.

Team SERVPRO Understands Both How to Find Mold and How to Help Prevent a Recurring Mold Infestation

There is much misinformation out there about mold and fungal growth. Primarily, this confusion stems from what is considered to be “good mold” and what can potentially cause health effects for you and other occupants of your Sky Lake home. While mold has allowed for one of the most substantial breakthroughs in medical treatment (Penicillin) dating back to its discovery in a petri dish in 1928, there is no variety of mold growing in your home that can have a positive effect.
This fact makes it all the more important that you take the discovery of mold damages in your Sky Lake residence very seriously. As mentioned above, exposure to mold growth can cause health effects. Not only this, but thriving mold colonies can degrade organic materials like the framework acting as the primary supports and load-bearing fixtures of your house.
Our SERVPRO professionals ensure that each of our qualified applied microbial remediation technicians gets fitted with the best protective equipment before entering a home with thriving mold colonies. This approach is to prevent the spread of this colony elsewhere, but also to ensure the safety of our technicians throughout the remediation process.
Often homeowners are not aware just how widespread mold colonies can become if they do not get handled as quickly as possible. These active spores continue to seat and thrive in moist, warm environments. Soon the spread of these colonies is challenging even for professional remediation technicians like our SERVPRO team to handle.
Taking care of the mold in your home is as much about mitigation as it is about remediation or restoration. The sooner that you can react to the discovery of mold damages in your home, the faster that our technicians can get to work on removing these colonies and restoring the damage that they have caused.
Finding mold growing in your home is nothing that any homeowner wants to see, but it is an unfortunate reality for many in the area on account of the heat and humidity. If you find, or believe you might have a colony growing in your home, do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights remediation technicians. You can reach us 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.
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Fire Damage Experts In Belle Isle Talk About Inspecting Your Home's Contents

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

A fire's flames and the heat they produce can spread quickly burning anything in its way as fuel.

Fire Damage Experts Talk About Inspecting Your Home's Contents

Any time something burns on your Belle Isle property, several issues can arise. A fire's flames and the heat they produce can spread quickly burning anything in its way as fuel. In many cases, structural components that make up the building get severely burnt and charred to the point that removal is necessary. Aside from what burns in the fire, smoke coming from it can also ruin parts of your house.

Smoke leaves behind soot residues on surfaces inside your home and can cause foul aromas to linger. Every fire damage project in Belle Isle typically involves removing ruined structural components and dealing with smoke-related issues. Before work begins, our SERVPRO professionals inspect the structure and figure out the overall scope of the job.

When inspecting a damaged home for the first time, we assess all of the obviously torched items first, then determine where smoke traveled inside the house. Once we determine which rooms got affected, our SERVPRO technicians then figure out the severity of the soot damage. We first inspect the parts of a building smoke usually affects such as the ceiling and upper parts of walls and come up with the best technique to clean the structural materials.

After our SERVPRO crew inspects your structure, we check all of your possessions and see if they got negatively affected by the loss. The best way to tell if soils exist on an item is to use the contrast method. In many scenarios, we accomplish this by cleaning a spot of an object and comparing it to the dirty parts. Some of your contents such as tables possibly have unaffected areas that were covered by tablecloths or dinner mats. These areas get exposed, and we compare the unaffected section to the areas where smoke touched.

The next step of the inspection process is to clean a part of each affected item and see which chemicals work best for each type of material. When formulating the project's scope, we keep a record of what types of things were soiled and the best methods found to clean them.

Once we pinpoint every item in the home that got damaged, we then give an estimate of the time and equipment we will need to complete the work. If you ever find your personal property covered in soils or residues after a blaze, call SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights at (407) 985-3200 24/7.

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Stopping And Preventing Flood Damage In Belle Isle

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Belle Isle Storm Damaged Crawlspaces Get Help from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Remove Water, and Restore Your Belle Isle Property After a Storm

Surrounding Lake Conway means Belle Isle residents can suffer through flooding even when a recent storm might not be as powerful as several from last year. Such a large body of water can cause problems that homeowners in other parts of the state do not deal with regularly.
In this situation, flood damage to Belle Isle homes can include water intrusion through the foundation. SERVPRO Restoration understands that even a small crack or seep can lead to major damage if not repaired quickly. If the homeowner suspects a problem or finds a crack in the outside foundation wall, one of our inspectors performs a complete check. That may include digging down around the foundation until an exterior crack is exposed and examining where it meets the concrete pad. Under extreme water penetrations or structural damage a general contractor should be called in for a fortification as required. We can then carry on with water removal and water damage mitigation. Hydraulic concrete can be applied to the fissures in an attempt to inhibit water penetration. Next, SERVPRO technicians seal the foundation walls with a liquid rubber compound. If applied correctly, this compound prevents water from entering the foundation. The seal remains intact unless something happens to shift the home off the foundation.
As team members complete application of the liquid rubber, others enter the crawlspace under the home to look for puddles or other signs of water intrusion. The stormwater must be removed and dehumidification methods employed to remove excess moisture. We suggest encapsulation of the crawlspace area for future mitigation of storm damage. If they find any cracks or seeps, they use the same hydraulic and masonry cement to seal and protect the interior walls. Applying the liquid rubber is not necessary for the crawlspace.
If our inspector found no cracks or seeps on the exterior walls, our specialists still use preventive actions to protect the home. They examine the gutters and drains to make sure rainwater runs away from home and not down the wall to pool along the foundation. Repair length varies from a few hours to much longer, depending on the damage and restoration needed. This may involve securing the drains or gutters to the walls and eaves.
Protecting your home from floods and storms is our goal at SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights. If you have a flooding issue or want to prepare your home from the next storm, call us at (407) 985-3200 today. We are here for you.

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Your Pine Castle Venue Requires Rapid Water Damage Cleanup

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

With a packed schedule and people counting on your venue, the last thing you need to contend with is water damage.

Water Damage Cleanup

Your Pine Castle event venue is likely reaching the time of the year where it gets a steady booking schedule. Parties are coming in and out of the facility every day, leaving minimal time for the staff to work on cleaning up the place and assessing any potential problems. With such a wide variety of patrons and events, you never know what kind of damage a group of people could cause unknowingly. For example, leaving faucets on in the facility bathrooms with the stoppers in could lead to widespread water throughout all of the neighboring areas to this room.

With a packed schedule and people counting on your Pine Castle venue, the last thing you need to contend with is water damage. Fortunately, you have professional restoration services that can respond quickly and get things back to the way they should be as promptly as possible.

Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly assess the full scope of the damage and determine the tools and equipment necessary to restore it. In situations like this, clean up often involves the basic elements of wet-vacs with extraction wants, mops and air movers to help dry out the floors. Unless this damage has been sitting there for several days, the bulk of the damage itself is just in the widespread water on the floors.

Of course, our SERVPRO team implements equipment like infrared thermal imagery to identify the presence of moisture inside of spaces that cannot get easily seen. This process allows our technicians to see inside of wall cavities, below flooring, and into the area above the ceiling to identify threats out of the line of sight. If found, various equipment gets used to ensure the area is thoroughly dry.

While your business lives by a strict schedule, you can rarely account for the inevitability of something going wrong. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights professionals responds quickly to help clean up the mess and limit the time you are without your facility. Give us a call 24/7 at (407) 985-3200.

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Why Choose Professional Mold Damage Remediation In Belle Isle?

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Needed in Belle Isle? Just Call the Professionals from SERVPRO

Belle Isle Homeowners Realize that SERVPRO Provides the Solutions for Mold Cleanup and Removal

It can be a badge of honor for some Belle Isle homeowners to try to manage as many home improvement and maintenance projects as possible on their own. Although many tasks complete successfully with some research and a little elbow grease, remediating mold damage is a job best left to experts. Our technicians have the knowledge, products, and equipment necessary for proper mold abatement.
A thorough understanding of the life cycle of fungi and characteristics of household mold damage requires hands-on training few Belle Isle homeowners possess. It can be tempting to believe a cursory treatment with a diluted bleach solution and a cover-up with some mildew-resistant paint resolves the problem. We make sure our crew members master advanced classes in mold remediation and thoroughly consider all aspects of potential mold resurgence if the moisture that fuels microbial growth is not addressed.
The success of SERVPRO’s professional mold remediation relies upon information learned in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician training from the IICRC and protocols developed by the EPA. Mold can never be eliminated, and any company that promises such a result is not being transparent with clients. Mold spores are found everywhere, including both indoor and outdoor settings, impractical to eradicate in a household. Without a regular source of moisture, however, mold spores cause little to no damage. Consequently, finding and recommending a permanent fix to water incursion must be part of any remediation.
Once the spores absorb water, including scenarios where indoor humidity exceeds 60 percent, the fungi reproduce and multiply into colonies. Only oxygen and moisture are needed, meaning mold growth can remain hidden to the eye, easily spreading between walls and under eaves and flooring. A musty smell can be the only sign, and the edge of a colony seen in a damp corner of an attic or under a sink may be just a small sample of a much more massive unseen infestation. SERVPRO employees holding the Applied Microbial Remediation Technician certification realize the futility of treating just the apparent mold damage. We investigate the situation fully, discovering the extent of the mold damage and devising a plan to contain and remove it.
When we take on your mold remediation challenge, we make sure you and your family remain protected during the removal of colonies through effective containment strategies. Physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers keep mold debris away from unaffected spaces as we work. HEPA filters remove spores and mold fragments from your indoor air, and EPA registered antimicrobials inhibit recurrence of mold growth.
SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights encourages you to reach out to us for high-quality mold remediation services. Call us at (407) 985-3200 to set up a mold damage evaluation and abatement plan.

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Thorough Restoration Work Following Water Damage In Your Edgewood Home

5/30/2018 (Permalink)

Preventing water damage to your Edgewood home can often be an impossible task.

Water Damage In Your Home

Of all of the things in your Edgewood home that could get ruined by the presence of water where it should not be, one of the things most at risk is drywall and flooring materials. These elements often get placed directly in the line of fire when you have a water emergency, or even just a moderate incident. While you might not be able to prevent the damaging effects water can have on these elements entirely, fast reaction times can allow for a lessened severity of these issues.

Preventing water damage to your Edgewood home can often be an impossible task. There are far too many potential sources and variables to safeguard your home completely, so the most suitable solution is to have professional restoration services you recognize and trust prepared for when something goes amiss. The faster that you can reach out to SERVPRO and our professionals, the more efficient we can be at removing the water, repairing the source of the problem, and getting your home back to pre-damage condition.

Our SERVPRO technicians can appreciate that every situation is different. Therefore, various tools and equipment are a necessity from job to job to finish them successfully. One common thread is the use of drying equipment like air movers and dehumidification machines, as this is the industry standard in moisture removal for residences and commercial properties.

Unfortunately, much of the water damage that homeowners face ultimately affects flooring or drywall throughout the home, and removal and replacement can sometimes be a requirement when the material gets too severely damaged to salvage. Depending on the magnitude of this replacement task, our professionals can often do this rebuilding themselves as part of the restoration plan.

Overcoming water damage in your home is never something that homeowners want to contend with, but these things do happen. If they happen to you, believe in our SERVPRO of Conway / Holden Heights water restoration specialists to help you return your home to its prior conditions. Give us a call anytime at (407) 985-3200.

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Overloading an Outlet can Cause Fire Damage to Pine Castle Homes

5/18/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Malfunctioning Appliances Can Cause Water Damage To Your Conway Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

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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