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Mold Damage in Your Conway Household's Air Duct System

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage in Your Conway Household's Air Duct System 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)

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

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

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

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How to Navigate Storm Damage Remediation in Conway

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Navigate Storm Damage Remediation in Conway 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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Has an Overflowed Tub Caused Your Conway Home to Need Water Cleanup Services?

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Has an Overflowed Tub Caused Your Conway Home to Need Water Cleanup Services? 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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A Flood Can Damage Your Conway Home, And You Need The Professionals At SERVPRO To Help!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO Fixes Flood Damage In Conway Effectively

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

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

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

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

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

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Conway Crawlspace Mold ATTACK!! Call SERVPRO for Remediation

11/1/2018 (Permalink)

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

Restoring Mold Damaged Crawl Spaces in Conway Using Professional Procedures

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

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