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What You Can Do When a Burst Pipe Floods Your Montgomery Arcade

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What You Can Do When a Burst Pipe Floods Your Montgomery Arcade If your arcade is flooded from a burst pipe, contact SERVPRO immediately for fast water removal services.

Call the Professionals at SERVPRO for Fast and Efficient Water Removal Services

When your arcade is filled with ankle-deep water, it can be hard to imagine how you can deal with the water removal task on your own. A burst pipe can spew hundreds of gallons into your arcade before you manage to shut the water off. Pairing this issue with the fact that you own a local business can make you feel dejected. After all, any interruption to your flow of business is not good. Fortunately, there is professional help nearby that can take care of it for you.

We can swiftly get an estimator to you so they can inform you about the water removal process on your Montgomery property and answer any questions. They can work with you to figure out the best schedule to work on remediating the damage in your arcade. In the case of water removal, it is always best to work as soon as possible to get your business up and running again as if nothing happened in the first place.

Our IICRC certified technicians can arrive shortly after, equipped with advanced tools so they may swiftly remove the water that has stagnated on your property. We use extractors, a device that can remove water pools, clean carpets, and clean upholstery. If there are copious amounts of water to remove, these devices can even be truck mounted with larger tanks to handle it.

After removing the water, SERVPRO can use other tools like axial fans and desiccant dehumidifiers to return the moisture levels of your arcade to an acceptable amount. If your carpets are entirely waterlogged, the extractors can be used again to help dry them entirely, as the devices are able to use heat to do so.

If your business needs water removal services, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612. 24/7, we can take your call and get the remediation process started, so we may restore your business to preloss conditions.

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Storm Damage Can Expose Your Montgomery Home To Flooding

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Can Expose Your Montgomery Home To Flooding Resolving flood damage to your home is a job for professional restoration providers like our team at SERVPRO of Montgomery South.

Storm Damage Can Expose Your Property To Flooding

While you might not always think about the severe weather that could impact your Montgomery home, the threat of harsh storms complete with gale force winds are never out of the question. When you consider the severe weather that so many coastal states endured throughout the latest hurricane season, even this area found itself hit with storms that vastly exceeded what would normally get expected through the warmer seasons.

Perhaps one of the most damaging effects that these more significant storms carried with them were the intense winds. These gusts could make short work of weakened limbs and uproot entire trees as it pushed through the area over an extended period. Homes became exposed, holes in the roofs and gashes through the siding were just some of the damages that could get seen in the wake of these substantial storm systems. For many Montgomery homeowners, the system brought flood damages along with them after the storm opened the outer barrier to the elements.

With a hole in the roof of your home or with damage to the siding on any part of your home, the interior now becomes exposed to the elements and high volume of rainwater typical of these gigantic storm systems. This damage allows water to pour into your home through these openings unabated, and flooding can result very quickly in the nearby areas of your home. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team can work quickly to help you thwart some of this potential flood damage to your home.

It begins when our technicians arrive on the scene. We prioritize sealing up the holes and exposed areas of your house with tarps and boards. The water left in the area gets pulled out by pumps and wet-vacs fitted with extraction wands. The moisture and dampness that remains can get resolved using several different types of equipment, though air movers and dehumidification equipment is at the heart of the process.

Resolving flood damage to your home is a job for professional restoration providers like our team at SERVPRO of Montgomery South. We can work quickly to ensure that the damage does not get worse. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (334) 284-1612.

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Choosing Professional Water Removal for Your Montgomery Home

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Choosing Professional Water Removal for Your Montgomery Home If your home requires water removal, it is important to call on the professionals at SERVPRO.

Call on SERVPRO When Your Home Requires Water Removal Services

While there are all kinds of things that require your attention to maintain your Montgomery home, there are some issues and problems that arise that might just be outside of your wheelhouse. With significant water damage, sometimes the best solution for both your house and your finances is to opt for professional restoration services. Not only does the job get completed more expediently this way, but at a professional quality that people cannot replicate with standard cleaning practices.

This need is even more significant when your Montgomery home requires water removal services. A requirement like this indicates that the water damage is substantial enough where extraction plays a critical role in restoration. Fortunately for you, our experienced SERVPRO professionals have the tools and expertise to handle even the most severe of water damage situations, and can successfully restore your home back to preloss conditions while simultaneously working to minimize further damage to other areas of your home.

Our initial assessment of your home upon arrival is critical to understand the full reaches of the water damage and what areas require water removal and restoration efforts. If you are not aware of the source of the water damage itself, this is also something that our experienced SERVPRO professionals work to locate so that the problem can get repaired while our team is still working on the restoration of your home.

Since extraction is the namesake of water removal services, it might benefit you to understand our process better so that you can know what to expect should you need it in the future. With significant pooled water, our IICRC certified professionals might decide to utilize a pump truck from our fleet of vehicles to quickly extract the water from the affected area. For more involved (and harder to reach) places, our technicians often opt to use wet vacuums with extraction wands and portable pumps.

You might never want to need water removal services for your home, but if you do, our SERVPRO of Montgomery South team is here to help. With our experience and equipment, we can help you to clean up the mess and live comfortably in your home once again. Give us a call today at (334) 284-1612.  

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The Water Damage Technicians of Montgomery

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Water Damage Technicians of Montgomery When water damage involves cabinets, great care must be taken to make sure that the moisture has been completely removed. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Certified Technicians at SERVPRO Take Appropriate Steps When Remediating Water Damage in Your Home

Anytime water leaks into your Montogomery townhome, drying occurs to prevent mold growth. The relative humidity and moisture content in floors and walls gets quickly returned to normal conditions to prevent future problems. However, during the mitigation of most water-related issues, a few steps take place before drying is possible.
 
First, the initial source of the water leak gets fixed so that moisture no longer enters the structure. SERVPRO's water damage crew in Montgomery always ensures that the area is safe for all occupants before beginning work. Next, any standing water gets vacuumed up using specialized extraction equipment. We start with standing water then we use various extensions to pull moisture out of carpet and upholstery.
 
Once as much water gets extracted as possible, we then start the drying process. The first step of drying involves using monitoring instruments to take moisture readings inside the townhouse. We measure the temperature and humidity of a home to determine the best drying methods. Then, we take moisture readings of building materials such as walls, subfloors, and contents.
 
Once we figure out how wet things inside the home are, we have a better idea of what it takes to drop moisture levels to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO experts usually set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers inside the structure to create the ideal environment for drying.
 
In addition to the air movers and dehumidifiers that help the structure as a whole, sometimes we use specific techniques to dry items inside your home. One common item that often gets damaged during a water leak is a cabinet or cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom. It is essential that the moisture level of the cabinets gets brought back to what they were before the water damage so that mold does not grow.
 
The process of drying cabinets is often tricky due to the double layers of the drywall and cabinet backing. Sometimes holes get drilled into the drywall underneath baseboards so that air gets behind the cabinets. Other times holes get cut with a hole saw into the back of the cabinets so that air flows in the wall cavity behind the cabinet. Sometimes the bottom molding on a cabinet gets pulled off and holes drilled behind it so that air can get pumped underneath the cabinet.
 
Drying equipment usually remains inside the building until moisture levels drop to normal conditions. Anytime you need professional help with drying a structure, call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 for help 24/7.
 
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Why Cleaning Is Important During Mold Damage in Montgomery

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Cleaning Is Important During Mold Damage in Montgomery SERVPRO contains the mold damage during the restoration process, preventing it from contaminating other areas of your home.

SERVPRO Offers Mold Damage Cleanup for Your Home

Apart from damaging your property, mold damage can cause health effects, and it is necessary to put in place containment measures to prevent it from spreading. Containing the situation requires the use of Personal Protective Equipment and specialized skills that professionals possess. If you are a Montgomery resident, make sure the remediation starts immediately to avoid the possibility of permanent damage.

Cleaning is one of the remediation procedures that our SERVPRO technicians perform when addressing mold damage in Montgomery. Before we settle on an appropriate method, we first analyze the level of damage. If we are cleaning the mold that is resting on hard materials, we may opt for wet vacuuming. It is a method that we employ to collect water from hard surfaces such as carpets and floors.

Though there is a chance for mold fragments to remain in porous items, once the material is dry, they cannot grow. If we are dealing with upholstered furniture and carpets, then steam cleaning can be an option. Our SERVPRO team can also use detergents and water to damp-wipe surfaces. In the case of wooden floors, we prefer scrubbing, using a wood floor cleaner. The detergent solutions we use have antimicrobial abilities that prevent chances of mildew, bacteria or mold growth. For items that are unsalvageable, we first seal them in plastic bags before discarding them.

Once we remove the contaminated items and dry everything, we can perform High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) vacuuming as a final method of remediation. It is also a suitable technique when you need to remove any dust outside or within the remediation place. If we have to change the vacuum's filter, we wear PPE to stay safe from mold exposure.

In some cases, mold growth might take place in hard to access areas such as in wall cracks and floor gaps. In such a case, our SERVPRO technicians use a thermal fogger to direct deodorants into those tiny places. The fog is small in size and can neutralize odor-causing particles and sterilize the areas.

At SERVPRO of Montgomery South, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire or water related. Call us at (334) 284-1612 when you need to be served by a proven industry leader.  

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Inspect, Restore, Complete: Water Damage Mitigation For Your Montgomery Area Business

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Inspect, Restore, Complete: Water Damage Mitigation For Your Montgomery Area Business You have many things to be concerned about when running a department store. Let us take water damage off your plate when dealing with a disaster.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Your Commercial Water Damage Emergency Call

Running a Montgomery department store comes with a lot of responsibility. You want to get all of your merchandise on the floor, employees in the right areas and to help your customers have the best experience possible during their visit.  

You may have recently experienced a freak storm or plumbing issue that left nasty stains on your walls or ceiling, cracks in your floor, or even mold in a storage room or bathroom. Commercial water damage in the Montgomery area can hit your business in many ways. By making a single phone call, you can get the help you need to restore these problems and have a high chance of never even closing your doors.

SERVPRO takes your concerns into account when evaluating and planning the conditions present in your department store. We have IICRC certified teams available 24/7, making it easy to perform services after hours or during downtimes for your business. We work with your insurance agent and keep you informed of any changes throughout the restoration process.  

SERVPRO understands that every hour can cost your company revenue and wants to help you find ways to get the expert services you deserve while maintaining normal operations. We support business owners in our local community and provide you with quality services you can count on to keep you running. Our restoration technicians have access to all of the equipment and resources necessary to help you regain control and continue moving forward.

SERVPRO is locally owned and operated, which means that we live, work, and play right here in the same local community. We want to provide you with excellent water damage solutions you can trust and are proud to offer cleanup and restoration services to every member of our local community. You can rest assured that our team stands ready to respond to your request for help, immediately.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South provides the entire Wynlakes, Brentwood, Matthews area with quality water, fire, storm, and flood damage restoration services that help you stay on track. Call to schedule an initial inspection or to begin your properties restoration, today. (334) 284-1612

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Why Board and Tarp for Fire Damage in Montgomery?

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Board and Tarp for Fire Damage in Montgomery? What Fire Damage Restoration in Montgomery Can Look Like with a Board-up Ancillary Service

SERVPRO Can Help Provide Other Services to Protect Our Customers' Properties

For some cases of fire damage in Montgomery, we may recommend employing a boarding and tarping service to protect your home from further damage. While these services are not required for all mitigation and restoration projects in the aftermath of a fire, in some instances, they can be an essential step to keep your home in shape and prevent thousands of dollars of additional damages from happening.

Why Use Board and Tarp?
SERVPRO technicians can put up a sheet or two of plywood and some plastic to quickly protect your structure from absorbing more damage from external sources like wind and rain. However, we do partner with companies that have full resources to do large-scale buttoning up. This can help prevent water issues on top of the fire damage already in your Montgomery home. Without these services, many homes are left vulnerable to the effects of rain, wind, and debris from the outside. While setting up these countermeasures are being set up we can go about our business of cleanup and restoration. By working in tandem, we can mitigate damages and look out for you, our client, and your best interests.

When Does SERVPRO Help Set Up These Services?
Typically, a small board up and tarp over holes in the home's exterior immediately after assessing the situation when our mitigation team arrives on the scene can also add to the safety and security of the structure. We also want to establish cleaning proceedures following IICRC guidelines for fire and smoke restoration as soon as possible.

What Can Happen Without Boarding and Tarping When Necessary?
Without anything to fill gaps opened up in your home's exterior by fire, rain, wind, and other weather effects can work their way into your home and cause additional damage to any and all exposed surfaces. These effects can cause thousands of dollars in additional damage and significantly complicate our work in the home, so we at SERVPRO make it a priority never to let that happen. There is plenty to do with extracting any water from the firefighting efforts along with eventually controlling odor problems that accompany fires.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is a locally-owned franchise with national resources to help take care of your home in a time of crisis. Call us at the first sign of fire damage at (334) 284-1612.

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Severe Storms Can Spell Flood Damages To Your Garden District House

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Storms Can Spell Flood Damages To Your Garden District House There are several instances in which storm damage can be severe enough to allow water penetration into regions of your home causing flooding to occur.

Severe Storms Can Cause Flood Damage

Often, people do not consider the preparedness of their home for severe weather until it is a consideration made in hindsight. Storms can cause significant damage to your Garden District house, but even that is not the worst of the very plausible scenarios. There are several instances in which storm damage can be severe enough to allow water penetration into regions of your home and cause flooding to occur.

When you stop and think about the possibilities of flood damage to your Garden District home resulting from severe storms, a lot of different problems might come to mind. In truth, it is usually the simplest of concerns (like dead limbs on trees) that pose the most serious of threats. If an entire limb falls off of a tree, or worse yet the tree itself falls over, it can easily puncture holes in your roof and siding. With the rain still consistently falling, there is now an opening in your house for water penetration to occur unhindered.

Our SERVPRO professionals have experienced all manner of storm damages that resulted in flooding, so we prepare for every possible scenario. With instances like these, there is a clear list of priorities. The first of these priorities is to remove the threat of further elemental damages by tarping and boarding up holes, punctures, and gashes to the exterior of your home. This process allows the team to work on flood damage restoration without fighting incoming water as well.

Depending on the severity of the pooling water, our experienced SERVPRO restoration specialists either employ a combination of wet-vacs and portable pumps to discharge water from the floors or your home or a truck-mounted pump from our fleet of vehicles. The removal of this water allows a further assessment of potential structural damages to occur, showing our team the best approach to fully restoring the present damages to your home.

Storms can offer little warning when they do significant damage to your home and cause flooding. While there are undoubtedly some precautionary measures that you can take, one of the best ways to prepare is to know whom to call in an emergency situation like this. Our SERVPRO of Montgomery South emergency response team is available 24/7 at (334) 284-1612.

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Types of Fire Damage That Can Affect Your Ridgefield Home

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Types of Fire Damage That Can Affect Your Ridgefield Home SERVPRO professionals are here to restore your home after a devastating fire damages your home and belongings.

Three Levels of Fire Damage and the Different Restoration Approaches Required

Fire damage can leave your home utterly devastated and can cost you some serious money to restore. Although professionals can help you get your home in order following a fire incidence, successful restoration is contingent on the type and extent of the damage in the first place.

Calling in the professionals is, of course, the first thing that you should do after fire damage to your Ridgefield home. That said, not all fire incidences are alike and knowing different types of fire damages can help you get prepared for the process.

Beyond the damage caused by the combustion (burning) of the contents, the smoke can continue the destruction long after the fire is controlled. Secondary damage due to water and other extinguishing agents used by firefighters is also an issue. Consequently, SERVPRO professionals use different restoration approaches depending on the level of the damage.

Minor Damage  

Fire damage is categorized as minor if only a small portion of your house is involved in the fire. Typically, only a light residue is deposited in this case. SERVPRO professionals can use both wet cleaning and dry cleaning of walls, ceiling, and contents. Some areas require painting after minor fire damage and only a few items (if any) need to be replaced.

Medium Damage  

A medium incidence involves a moderate amount of soot, and more material requires a wet cleaning. Heat damage is also typical of medium fire damage. Drywall, cabinets and other contents can be damaged due to the excessive heat. Furthermore, this type of fire damage also requires deodorization after clean up. SERVPRO professionals can use various state-of-the-art equipment to clean and deodorize your home following such damage.

Major Damage  

As the name suggests, major damage involves intense damage to framing and other surfaces. Smoke residues get deposited extensively in the house along with strong, pungent odors. Our IICRC certified technicians need to extensively clean the building and often require moving the contents off-site to limit the secondary damage. Deodorizing is also a challenge after major damage and often requires multiple deodorizing methods.

Call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 today to discuss your restoration needs.

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Trusted Water Removal Services For Ridgefield Residents

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Trusted Water Removal Services For Ridgefield Residents Water removal is an essential service that you might need at one point or the other.

Water Removal Services

Water removal is an essential service that you might need at one point or the other. As a Ridgefield resident, you can experience the need for emergency water restoration services in case you are affected by flooding. One thing that you have to put at the back of your mind is to use the services of a professional company that has years of experience in handling water damage related issues.

SERVPRO is a professional water removal company that operates in Ridgefield and other areas in Alabama. First and foremost, our employees use high performance pumps to get rid any standing water. In some incidents, vacuum units can be an option when removing water from your property. If black water came into contact with porous materials, we might dispose the materials and recommend a replacement.

We understand that wet carpets are delicate to handle during the restoration process since they are likely to suffer from delamination. As a result, we do not use much force when extracting water from them.

It is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to remove any additional moisture from the air through dehumidification. We use thermohygrometers to establish the levels of humidity, and the water removal process is only done when we can identify high levels of water in the air. When odors are present, we employ the use of ultra-low volume (ULVs) floggers to do deodorization, and this exercise is also meant to improve the quality of the air after completing the water removal process.

To lower the chances of mold growth, we spray disinfectants once we are through with the cleaning. The ULVs foggers are also essential when spraying disinfectants into difficult to access areas such as crevices and cracks. It's also important to note that we follow all state regulations and meet or exceed the standards set by IICRC.

Feel free to contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South on (334) 284-1612 for the most reliable water removal services. We are available to handle any water-related emergencies 24 hours a day.

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