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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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Montgomery's Commercial Water Removal Equipment

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Montgomery's Commercial Water Removal Equipment SERVPRO works quickly to remove water and restore your art studio t o help prevent loss of revenue for you.

SERVPRO Has the Right Equipment to Dry Out Your Commercial Space after Water Damage

If water ever leaks into your Montgomery art studio, specialized equipment is needed for proper mitigation. First, standing water gets removed with a submersible pump. Then, extraction systems get used to pull moisture out of carpet and upholstery. The next step in the restoration process is structural drying.

During drying procedures, air moving and dehumidification systems get set up. The goal in any commercial water removal project in Montgomery is to speed up the natural evaporation process. Moisture inside contents and building materials naturally evaporate moisture into the air.

Air movers help increase the rate of evaporation by replacing the moist air evaporated from wet materials with warm, dry air. Our IICRC certified technicians set up air movers so that they push air against wall surfaces at a 45-degree angle. The air then moves around the affected area in a counterclockwise motion, forcing all of the moist air coming from the walls into the center of the room.

Dehumidifiers then get set up in the center of the room to serve two purposes. The dehumidifier sucks in the moist air and pulls out the water and dispenses it out in liquid form. The devices then exhaust out hot, dry air that in turn gets used by the air movers to complete the process over again.

Air movers can serve a variety of functions during the structural drying process inside your studio. Not only can they help speed up drying in the entire affected region but they can also be used to dry other specific building materials. Air movers can be placed under the carpet and "float" it to dry the carpet backing and the subfloor underneath. They also are equipped with shrouds that allow them to dry out underneath cabinets and push air into wall cavities.

Whenever mitigating issues inside your place of business, our SERVPRO technicians do whatever it takes to prevent the restoration process from causing you a loss of revenue. All of your artwork gets inspected, and special drying procedures get considered if they are wet. We also try to complete the drying process during hours that you will not be working in your art studio.

We know that a water loss can be expensive enough without you enduring any loss of revenue due to mitigation work. For help with any restoration project on company property, call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 24/7.

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Montgomery's Mold Damage Restoration Procedures Explained

4/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Montgomery's Mold Damage Restoration Procedures Explained SERVPRO makes sure to contain mold when cleaning and remediating damaged areas.

SERVPRO Technicians Properly Remove Mold and Clean Damaged Areas

Black mold inside your Montgomery home is not only an eyesore but is a problem that can get worse. Mold can cause health effects with some people, making immediate mitigation a necessity. If mold problems are not dealt with promptly, the fungus can spread to other areas of the home and create future issues.

A fungus first develops when the environment inside a home has the right temperature and excessive moisture. Mold damage in Montgomery occurs on organic materials inside the house. When fungi first develop they grow structures called hyphae.

The hyphae grow in all directions including down into the material, out across the surface and up off of the material's surface. The hyphae then let off spores into the air that are tiny, seed-like structures that become airborne and float to other areas inside the building. The spores can then settle and develop into a fungus in areas outside of the first affected region.

Before any work takes place, measures get taken to prevent spores from floating to other parts of the house. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians section off the area sealing it with heavy duty plastic creating a containment chamber. The containment chamber holds in any dust or spores agitated during the restoration process.

The containment chamber is built with a sealable door for entry, and a hole is cut into it where an air scrubber is attached. The air scrubber provides negative air pressure and sucks up any airborne spores and dust. The air is then sucked through a HEPA filter that collects all particles present in the air before it exhausts it back into the environment.

Next, any contents or materials that have visible mold on them get removed from the area. All of the contaminated debris gets put into thick trash bags that are sealed airtight so that no dust or spores escape. The debris is then hauled out of the containment chamber and properly disposed of at the end of the job.

After the debris gets removed, the affected region then gets cleaned of dust and sprayed with specialized chemicals designed to kill spores. Then the area gets dried out so that growth cannot re-occur. Calling SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612 is wise any time a fungus is noticed.

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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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