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Flood Damage Ruins Kitchens and Bathrooms in Montgomery Homes

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Ruins Kitchens and Bathrooms in Montgomery Homes Kitchen Flood Damage in Montgomery Through the Roof

Montgomery Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO after a Storm-Loss for Recovery

Without a normally functioning kitchen and bathroom in your Montgomery home, family life just cannot follow normal routines. While you can change things around and substitute damaged bedrooms or living rooms with other areas of your home, you need both your kitchen and bathroom in a safe and clean condition.
When weather gets bad in Montgomery, flood damage can happen suddenly. SERVPRO can send out our IICRC-certified technicians to your home right after a flooding disaster. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, saving our customers time, money, and aggravation. We understand the trauma involved in experiencing this kind of crisis. Our team arrives at your property ready to remove water, ruined materials, and debris of all types.
In flood-affected areas that have no built-in shelving, cabinetry, or other more intricate architecture dry out much more rapidly than areas that do contain many fixtures. Kitchens and bathrooms often do contain these and other characteristics, mainly because of the need for storage space and preparation areas. While we work as quickly as possible throughout your home after flood damage takes place, these areas require more attention than bedrooms and other areas of your home to restore functionality fully.
Cabinet doors are often made of softer woods or laminated surfaces that easily become damaged when exposed to water. A splash or two here from a sink's faucet does little harm compared to the water from a flood. We pull these materials out and help prepare your home for replacement materials.
We must clean these areas to sanitary levels of cleanliness because your family uses them for food preparation and eating meals, or for bathing and dressing. While we always dry everything out, these rooms require disinfecting to make everything “Like it never even happened” throughout your home and safe again for use.
We apply special chemicals to clean and remove grime left behind by floodwaters, and SERVPRO employees know that these areas also require wiping down afterward to ensure no residues of any kind remain. Silt can also find its way onto every surface, and removing this gets your home back to a clean and aesthetically pleasing state.
Homeowners faced with flood damage can contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South by dialing (334) 284-1612, and because crises happen without warning, we always answer our phones, every day of the year. Serving Brentwood, Downtown, and the Garden District, we are nearby and arrive as soon as possible.

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How Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Montgomery Dries Your Property's Exterior Walls

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Montgomery Dries Your Property's Exterior Walls Apart from extracting the water from your building, there are additional problems such as mold damage and odors that result if you fail to act.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Professionals offering commercial water damage restoration services face unique challenges when drying your property. Apart from extracting the water from your building, there are additional problems such as mold damage and odors that result if you fail to act as soon as possible. In this post, we look at the various procedures we follow when drying exterior walls and cinder blocks when such incidents arise in Montgomery.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand that the insulation on the exterior walls of your Montgomery property can make commercial water damage difficult. It is because there is a reduced air circulation in the wall cavities, which increases the drying time. Even though the time the structure takes to dry increases, it is a cheaper option when compared to removing and replacing coverings such as sheetrock.

Since you are running a business, we might consider the extended drying time option to avoid interrupting the normal operations of your business. We prefer this as an option if we are handling a clean water event on a building with fiberglass insulation. To enhance air circulation within the wall cavity, we can drill holes at the top and bottom of the walls.

To dry a block structure, our SERVPRO technicians begin by looking at the open cell's contents. With time, the cells might hold some quantity of moisture or water - this happens when they equalize with the surrounding environmental conditions. The procedures we use to handle blocks with paint are different from what we use when dealing with the unpainted ones. Semi-gloss or gloss paint can reduce the rate of moisture transfer from the block wall's interior to exterior since they are moisture barriers.

If we are dealing with mortar walls, we can drill holes around the bottom region. These holes are easy to patch once the drying process is complete. Our SERVPRO team can use a nonpenetrating moisture meter to know whether drying is complete. All our operations are as per the local and state regulations.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is an industry leader in fire, water, form, and mold remediation. Call our team at (334) 284-1612 at any time of the day and let us return your property to its preloss state.

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Commonly Targeted Materials for Mold Growth in Your Montgomery Home

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Commonly Targeted Materials for Mold Growth in Your Montgomery Home Mold colonies can present themselves in many colors and damage a lot of areas in the home. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight or smell of mold.

Understanding the Cause of Your Mold Infestation can Help Prevent a Recurrence

One of the things that many homeowners in the Montgomery area do not think about as readily as they should is the possibility of mold growth in their home. While this stands to be a hazardous presence in your house, causing potential health effects and more, many people do not think of it as much of a threat beyond these potential risks. Unfortunately, it can do a lot of damage to the house itself as well.

Understanding the kind of Montgomery mold damages that you can expect in your home starts with understanding how mold growth works and thrives. Not every kind of material can support a colony, but those that can are set to experience significant damages if the problem is not corrected promptly by trained remediators like or SERVPRO technicians.

One of the first kinds of materials that can support the growth of mold colonies is drywall. This is one of the most common materials used in modern construction for its ease of installation and ability to make firm walls that can support painting. Mold growth on drywall can erode and degrade its integrity in a brief period, causing much of the affected areas to require removal and replacement rather than restoration efforts.

One of the materials that our SERVPRO technicians work hard to preserve is the wood in your home. Whether this is used as flooring or as framework behind drywall installation, wood is a little more costly and problematic to replace and remove. Remediation efforts can often preserve this material if the technicians working on the problem can get made aware of this issue as soon as your discover it. The faster that you can relay the problem to the professionals, the better able the professionals are to limit the damage overall.

These are two of the most common materials that mold colonies use to grow and thrive. You can also find colonization on fabrics and carpeting, so be mindful of foreign musty smells or irregular coloring of the materials. If you discover mold in your house, contact our SERVPRO of Montgomery South remediation technicians at (334) 284-1612.

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Returning Home Requires Proper Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Montgomery

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Returning Home Requires Proper Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Montgomery Our technicians can restore your home in Montgomery after sustaining flood damage.

Returning Home After A Flood

One of the most disruptive situations in Montgomery is flooding. Not only do roads become inaccessible, but homes become unlivable, displacing those families who once resided happily in the area. Before returning home, we must complete mitigation of the situation.

Our technicians can restore your home in Montgomery after sustaining flood damage. Much of the damage caused involves more than just water pushed into your home. After we pump out the last of the filthy water, we start cleaning the interior of your house.

Cleaning your home to remove all of the debris from your floors and any other surfaces can make everything look safe and healthy again. We also need to disinfect all surfaces, including porous ones, to ensure that no pathogens remain behind. Flooding can carry the bacteria and viruses that cause many different diseases. Some of these illnesses are very severe and can lead to debilitating conditions, including life-threatening ones. This is why SERVPRO technicians wear personal protection equipment (PPE) when we clean and perform restorative tasks.

During the time we work inside your home, we use air scrubbers and specialized drying equipment that forces air into otherwise unreachable spaces. When customers notify us immediately after a flooding incident, we can prevent much of the damage that might otherwise occur. Drying materials out prevents microbial growth, as well.

As we dry the different things in your home, we must keep track of how rapidly things progress. When evaporation rates lag behind expectations, mold can become a problem. However, drying too quickly can also create problems with wooden fixtures and flooring. To prevent either from causing problems, we evaluate the rate by continually monitoring the moisture content as we work. Using heat and air movers, we can control the rate at which your home becomes dry.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South wants to help homeowners in Ridgefield and Wynlakes regain control of their homes after sustaining flood damage. Immediately after such an incident, contacting us at (334) 284-1612 can save thousands of dollars compared to waiting for floodwaters to recede on their own.

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Proper Understanding Of Psychrometry Is Necessary During Water Removal In Montgomery

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proper Understanding Of Psychrometry Is Necessary During Water Removal In Montgomery For efficient water removal in Montgomery, our SERVPRO technicians have to control both the humidity and temperature.

Understanding Of Psychrometry

For a successful water removal process to take place, it is vital to understand psychrometry - a study which outlines how humidity, temperature, and air affect various materials. By using psychrometrics, professionals in the restoration industry can measure the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere, and put in place processes to dry wet materials in your Montgomery property. We are going to look at how water damages contents and the various mitigation procedures.

For efficient water removal in Montgomery, our SERVPRO technicians have to control both the humidity and temperature. Liquid water may damage the structures it directly touches or prolongs the time that materials take to dry - when the humidity is high. We use thermo-hygrometers to measure both the amount of moisture and temperature in the air. When compared to warm air, cold air holds less moisture. When the humidity of air is at 100%, it means the air is fully saturated and cannot contain any additional water vapor.

To absorb the additional water vapor from the air, our SERVPRO technicians use devices known as dehumidifiers. Even as the dehumidifiers are running, we are also keen on the specific humidity - the air's actual grains of water. As the structure dries, we expect it also to decrease. If we decide to use the outside air when drying the building, then it should have around 20 gpp (grains per pound) less moisture when compared to that in the building. Though, we do not always use outside air when drying properties since its humidity and temperature changes from time to time.

The use of air movers, moisture sensors, and meters also play a significant role when our SERVPRO technicians are offering water removal services. As dry air moves around the structure, it makes the wet surfaces to lose water through evaporation, thus shortening the drying time. By using moisture sensors and meters, we can identify areas and materials which are still wet.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is an experienced industry leader that offers solutions to all cleaning and restoration needs. Call us at (334) 284-1612 at any time of the day when you face mold, storm, fire, or water damage disasters.

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Fire Damage In The Garden District Requires Professional Restoration

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage In The Garden District Requires Professional Restoration Garden District House Fire Damage Restoration is the Cornerstone of SERVPRO Services

SERVPRO Has the Experience, Equipment, and Team for Fire & Smoke Abatement and Recovery to Unique Structures

The Garden District in Montgomery has a wealth of historic homes and buildings unique and valuable enough that the entire district was designated on the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1984. When a home fire threatens to destroy the integrity of this neighborhood, property owners need to engage the services of a dedicated fire damage restoration company. Fire damage recovery is one of our core services, and we are here to help.

The ancillary buildings and outdoor details found on the grounds of homes in the Garden District can contribute to the risk of fire damage. During the warm weather months, residents enjoy entertaining alfresco. Cooking and dining outdoors pose a risk of fire if a grill, fire pit, or outdoor oven installed to enhance the experience malfunctions or flare-ups or loose coals, setting building components nearby ablaze as well. Wide porches, gazebos, and covered walkways may be near the fire source and catch on fire during the crisis serving as a conduit to bring the fire inside.
A quick response from firefighters stops the blaze, but charring, smoke, and soot damage spread from the outside indoors before the fire is out. When SERVPRO crew members arrive at the home, an assessment of both areas guides the plan. If exterior walls shoe damage severe enough to expose the home to the elements, we board and tarp the area during our work. We address the water damage immediately afterward, removing any accumulated water within the home, and then using powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out the structure.
SERVPRO crew members match cleaning tools and products to the type of soiling done by the smoke and soot. Because the original purpose of the fire was cooking, expect the protein to create an adhesive, highly odoriferous coating on surfaces. Abrasive action and solvents might be the choice for this soot.
The technicians we send are trained to identify different types of fire damage residues and know what cleaning methods work most efficiently. Our service vehicles contain a wide array of cleaning products and tools to employ at your site. We also can move damage items to our production areas for specialized cleaning, essential when the articles damaged are delicate and hold historical value.
Rely on SERVPRO of Montgomery South to offer the trained technicians and resources to help when your historic home suffers fire damage. As soon as authorities give the go-ahead, call us at (334) 284-1612 for assessment and development of a comprehensive plan to return your Garden District home to its former glory.

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Use Mold Damage as an Opportunity to Find Vulnerabilities in Your Brentwood Home

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Use Mold Damage as an Opportunity to Find Vulnerabilities in Your Brentwood Home Mold spreads quickly when the right conditions exist. Call SERVPRO right away to come out and assess the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Assess Your Home Before Remediating the Mold Infestation

Finding mold growth in your Brentwood home can be disturbing or even frightening. Everyone hears stories about how molds can cause health effects, but no research establishes a clear relationship for all individuals. Regardless of how it impacts your well being, it is vital to respond to mold growth in your home. Our mold remediation crew is ready to get to work.
Some folks are sensitive to the increase in mold spores and byproducts when full-blown mold damage occurs in a Brentwood home. Perhaps more concerning is the signal the mold growth is giving you. Mold does not grow as easily as one might think. Millions of microscopic mold spores are always in the air and on surfaces in the average home. Moisture is the addition that fuels the development of the unpleasant smelling and destructive mold colonies.
Building materials experience deterioration when mold multiplies, but the water saturating the structure prior to the microbial proliferation already commenced the damage. When SERVPRO mold remediation crews evaluate your mold problem, we also are providing a map of areas of your property that benefit from a close examination for ongoing water incursions. Our experienced inspectors identify problems ranging from aging shingles to clogged drainage system, slow plumbing leaks to persistent pet or kid related spills, ice dams to improperly graded landscaping, and many more.
SERVPRO mold remediation team members plan a comprehensive containment and removal procedure, ensuring that our workers and your family are safe during each step. Large mold infestations can require the establishment of zones, with the mold-containing air exhausted outdoors through filters via ductwork. Negative air pressure machines help “scrub” the emissions and contain the dangerous airborne materials away from unaffected spaces in your home.
We scrape and blast the mold colonies off surfaces, occasionally removing and discarding structural components that are too compromised with fungal growth to save. SERVPRO crews train in the proper ways to bag and dispose of the moldy materials, according to local requirements.
Once the mold remediation commences, SERVPRO runs down a list of recommendations for homeowner follow-up. The provision of moisture must cease, or the mold returns. Determining what areas of your home need maintenance and repair allows you to prevent future mold issues by fixing water intrusion problems that harm your house in many aspects.
SERVPRO of Montgomery South employs experts in mold remediation and water damage restoration. The combination works to avoid deterioration of your treasured home. Call us at (334) 284-1612 to take the strides needed to protect and maintain your dwelling.

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Water Removal Methods Benefit Montgomery Residences after Disasters Strike

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Methods Benefit Montgomery Residences after Disasters Strike Broken water lines in or near your home can quickly cause water damage. Contact SERVPRO right away to shut off the water and remediate.

Team SERVPRO Uses Water Detection Equipment to Thoroughly Dry Out Your Home After a Water Damage Event

Water can end up inside your Montgomery home in a number of ways. After a fire, water does not merely disappear on its own, and neither do the thousands of gallons that gushed out of a broken feed line while you were away at work. This water sits inside your home damaging anything and everything.
Because water in your home does not need to remain as a liquid to harm your belongings, water removal services in Montgomery from SERVPRO also include the removal of moisture in materials and humidity in the air. Without these two states of water coming back under control, and subsequent elimination from your residence, damaging effects can continue unabated.
Prevention of water damage and microbial infestation can cost homeowners significantly less than restoration to repair that same damage, and also preserves irreplaceable belongings. Our technicians hold IICRC-certificates in several areas of restoration science, including Applied Structural Drying (ASD). We can quickly restore your home back to its normal state of dryness no matter how saturated it becomes during a crisis.
At SERVPRO, we serve our customers best by having the proper equipment always ready to go. This includes pumps mounted on trucks in our Green Fleet, as well as smaller units that we control by hand. We can handle any aspect of drying out your home, including interior spaces and hidden sections that you never see.
Wall cavities can hold large amounts of water while still appearing dry on their exteriors. To reach the water, we remove the baseboards and then drill small weep holes that permit the water to drain away. Using the tubing from our Injectidry equipment, we direct warm, dry air inside the wall, allowing the air to exit from a different hole. As it leaves the interior, we can easily measure the amount of moisture in the air, helping us know satisfactorily when the interior reaches our pre-set goal.
Other areas of your home that can suffer from a water leak or similar situation include your carpeting. We can raise this off the floor, keeping it stretched to prevent warping and direct air underneath. This approach also dries out the floor's underlay. In some situations, we need to remove the padding, but this depends much on several factors.
Preventing secondary damage from exposure to water, as well as keeping conditions inhospitable for microbial infestations, SERVPRO of Montgomery South provides water removal services to the communities of Ridgefield and Matthews, in addition to homes in the downtown area. Call us when you need water removal services to protect your property. Our 24/7/365 service line's number is (334) 284-1612 and starts your journey in preserving and protecting your home.
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SERVPRO Eliminating Fire Damage To Montgomery Homes

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Eliminating Fire Damage To Montgomery Homes The damage from a fire can spear smoke and soot throughout your home. SERVPRO can assess and remove all of the damage.

Steps in removing fire damage from your home

Just hearing the words ‘house fire’ causes Montgomery owners and residents to fear the worst for their homes. Few homes are completely or even massively destroyed by heat and flames.

Most physical Montgomery house fire damage is localized. If a fire starts in a kitchen, then scorching and melted metal or plastics is only in that room. Smoke, soot, and odor damage can spread to other rooms, with smoke usually finding its way throughout the home. SERVPRO Restoration uses five services to secure each home to prevent additional damage, clean structural and personal property, and then restore it to its pre-fire condition.

Our personnel begins with Mitigation Services. The goal here is to prevent further deterioration and new damage from factors like vandalism and weather intrusion. They board up windows and doors and then seal off openings into the home caused by the fire using plywood panels and thick plastic sheeting. If there is standing water from firefighting efforts, our teams start removing it. As part of the team finishes mitigation, other members begin cleaning.

Contents Cleaning involves personal property. Usually, this is appliances, furniture, and clothing. Our primary task for technicians is to remove smoke and soot residues. For larger items, they can clean most of them on site after moving them outside or to another location if needed. The teams bring clothing to our facility for cleaning if the residues are exceptionally thick or the fire damaged the washer and dryer in the home.

Structural Cleaning applies to walls, ceilings, and floors, to include carpets. Here, the technicians’ primary concerns are typically cleaning smoke residues off surfaces and eliminating odors. In both Structural and Contents Cleaning, SERVPRO team leaders work with the residents and insurance companies to make the best choices of cleaning versus replacement regarding cost and efficiency.

Specialty Cleaning is for items that are fragile or need special care like artwork and electronics. If residues and odors affected the surface of a portrait or got inside an electronic device, team leaders recommend bringing in a specialist for those pieces.

For minor repairs and replacement, our teams work to reconstruct damaged homes. Our personnel can install new wall framing, hang drywall, and perform other, similar tasks. For significant support structures, plumbing, and exterior walls, the homeowner needs to bring in a general contractor.

If you have any questions about this or other aspects of fire damage to your home, contact SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612. We are here to help.

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Ridgefield's Flood Damage Technicians Explain Different Types Of Projects

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Ridgefield's Flood Damage Technicians Explain Different Types Of Projects Water damage from indoor or outdoor sources can cause problems in your home. Call SERVPRO right away for drying services.

Team SERVPRO Both Identifies and then Remediates Different Classes of Water Damage

In bad weather scenarios, there are many ways mother nature can cause problems to your Ridgefield house. Winds can blow rocks, branches, or other objects into exterior walls or windows creating holes in your structure. Severe thunderstorms can cause excessive rain to pour into town and create flooding conditions.
During floods, water can flow into your house from old bottom door seals. Excessive moisture inside any building can cause a flood damage situation in Ridgefield. Water can cause materials inside your home to lose their structural integrity which requires that items get removed and replaced.
In many cases, our SERVPRO restoration technicians can save building materials and contents through extraction and structural drying. The procedures that take place depend on the contamination level of the water and what elements got wet. The water damage gets put into a category based on the source of the water and a class based on how many porous materials inside the structure got affected by moisture.
Category one water damage scenarios happen when fresh water pipes break. Rainwater and sink drain water are examples of greywater which cause category two water damage cases. Water containing mud or sewage water is classified as black water and are considered category three water damages.
A class one water damage occurs when only non-porous materials inside the affected area get wet, and carpet and pad are not affected. During class one water damage situations only a small amount of evaporation is needed. Therefore the project will require fewer dehumidifiers. A class two water damage can have multiple wet non-porous materials including the carpet and pad. Class two damages require more dehumidification to increase evaporation speeds.
During class three water damages, large amounts of porous materials get wet during the storm. The carpet and pad get wet from water coming from above, and some areas of the home are entirely covered in moisture. Class three damages require the most amount of dehumidifiers. During class four water damage scenarios, specialized dehumidifiers are required to dry out wet wood, concrete, or ground soil.
If you ever need professional help with moisture removal after severe weather, call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 24/7.

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