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What is the Best Way to Remove Water From Your Ridgefield Home?

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What is the Best Way to Remove Water From Your Ridgefield Home? Water loss events are a common occurrence. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to remove the water and restore your home

How to Approach Water Removal in Ridgefield for a Better Outcome

Whether dealing with severe water spills or leaks, removing the water and drying excess moisture helps halt the deterioration that usually follows. Although many approaches can help dry property, using methods that guarantee speed and effectiveness is crucial. After all, you do not want the inconvenience or extra cost of leaving a property swamped for long. Hiring a professional water restoration service can help ease the process.  

In the case of severe water loss, using state of the art extraction tools helps quicken water removal in Ridgefield. A typical truck-mounted water extractor has approximately 200-inch vacuum lift while portable ones have around 140-inch vacuum lift. Using the truck-mounted extractor can, therefore, speed up removal. However, portable ones offer more flexibility. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals are equipped with different types of extractors to take advantage of different features speeding up restoration.  

Part of the spilled water tends to form pools around the property. However, the rest soaks into materials and contents within the house. Carpets, drywall, floorboards, and fabrics like draperies create great reservoirs for the absorbed water. Suction power alone cannot extract all moisture from the materials, so an effective way to evaporate it is necessary. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals use air movers to speed up air circulation thus improving evaporation rate. We also use dehumidifiers to remove the extra humidity from the air.  

While most of the effort goes towards removing the standing water and drying wet materials, any unseen traces of water or moisture should not be left unchecked. There might be moisture on the pad even if the carpet looks dry or in spaces below floorboards. Such moisture traces can easily lead to mold infestations. Luckily, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals use detection and removal methods that do not involve teardown of affected areas to reach the moisture. Thermal cameras help us identify wet areas while the use of specialized equipment like an injecti-dry system helps extract moisture from concealed areas.  

In case of water loss in your Montgomery, Garden District or Hillwood Club home, call SERVPRO of Montgomery South to assist you. You can reach us at (334) 284-1612. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Ultimate Strategy for Mold Damage Remediation in Montgomery

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Ultimate Strategy for Mold Damage Remediation in Montgomery Finding mold in your home can cause a panic. Stay calm and contact our IICRC certified mold remediation team to investigate and remediate.

What to Do When You Find Mold Damage in Your Montgomery Home 

It is never a good idea to leave mold damage alone in your home for an extended period. Mold damage can cause damage to organic materials inside of your home, such as the wooden framework. Furthermore, mold can cause health effects in the individuals living inside of the home, so it is unwise to leave it any longer than necessary.

Sometimes the mold damage that is inside of your Montgomery home is not always easy to detect. In the case of your home, a leaky pipe behind your bathtub caused mold to begin to grow around the framework there. You were able to detect a musty odor but were not sure where the smell was coming from. However, it was enough a sign for you to reach out for professional help and you were right to do so. The scent of mold is usually more than enough evidence to call for professional assistance, as testing can take a long time and can also be expensive.

When SERVPRO gets to your home, we can investigate the area that you believe the scent to be coming from. Once we get behind the tub and find the damage, our Estimator can walk you through our likely solution and then answer any questions while our technicians work on getting the space ready.

SERVPRO always aims to protect the rest of your home. When mold damage is particularly extensive, we often section the room that the mold is inside of off. Putting up a barrier ensures that mold spores cannot break loose and attach themselves somewhere else. However, because the mold in your bathroom is not that severe yet, sealing off the vents and any gaps in the door should be enough while we work.

SERVPRO can begin by shutting off the water in your home so we can work without the leak disturbing the mold remediation process. Afterward, our IICRC-certified technicians can spray a disinfectant directly on the mold and begin to wipe it away. After determining that the mold had not set in deeply enough to remove the section of wood the colony had grown on, SERVPRO can use an antifungal agent to help ensure that mold cannot regrow. Finally, we can use a dehumidifier to dry out the wood and then give you the number of a reputable plumber to fix the leak in your bathroom.

If you discover mold growing inside of your home, call for help right away. Use your phone to speak with SERVPRO of Montgomery South by dialing (334) 284-1612. Night or day, 24/7, we are available for you.

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Are Water Removal Services on Your Montgomery 'Laundry List'

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Are Water Removal Services on Your Montgomery 'Laundry List' Washing machine hoses can break, causing flooding in homes. Inspect the hoses often.

A Leaking Washing Machine Can Leave Your Montgomery Home in Urgent Need of Water Removal Services

Water removal services are essential for anyone who has had a significant water leak in their home. The laundry room inside your home was struck with significant water damage when your washer began to gush water. The water-supply line had detached and began to flood the carpeted room with water at a quick pace. By the time you noticed, the water had covered the floor, and it was beginning to leak into the rest of your home. Turning off the water in your home is essential at this point, but you can't call a plumber right away. There is just too much water.  

It is imperative for you to call for Montgomery-based water removal services as fast as possible. Getting professionals onto the scene to remove the excess water allows you to get an appliance service expert in faster. Until the water-supply line is fixed, you can't turn the water back on, or else the problem can begin all over again.  

When you reach out to SERVPRO, we make an effort to travel to your home as quickly as possible because we understand how stressful the situation is. Once we arrive, we can launch right into removing the excess water from your home. At SERVPRO, we use advanced trade technology to do our jobs, ensuring that qualified technicians and proper equipment restore your home.  

We use industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums to remove the water as fast as possible. SERVPRO uses these particular devices because they can remove large volumes of water swiftly. If the volume of water is significant enough, we can even bring truck-mounted tools to do the job.  

After removing the majority of the water has from your laundry room, SERVPRO can use extractors on your carpeted floor. Extractors are like wet/dry vacuums but designed for drying carpets, upholstery, and drapes. A heating element warms the fabric as it pulls moisture from it, drying it as it extracts water.  

Once we're sure the water has been adequately cleaned up, and your home is back to appropriate water levels, SERVPRO can leave you with the name and number of a reputable appliance service company. We can leave your home knowing we left you in good hands and successfully remediated the water problem.

When water damage strikes your home, always get help right away. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Montgomery South by phoning (334) 284-1612. Our techs are always prepared to help as soon as possible.

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How Our Team Can Help You When Your Montgomery Business Experiences Mold Damage

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial How Our Team Can Help You When Your Montgomery Business Experiences Mold Damage Just give our experts a call at (334) 284-1612 as soon as you realize there is a problem so we can get it cleaned up right away.

Avoiding Commercial Mold Damage In Your Montgomery Business

When you own a coffee shop in Montgomery, there is specific maintenance that needs to be done to the building on a regular basis to keep everything running smoothly. Preventative measures not only keep your doors open but keep you and your employees safe. Keeping mold at bay is something to be aware of, as old can cause health effects.

If your building in Montgomery experiences commercial mold damage, it is something that needs to be handled right away by professional mold remediation specialists. At SERVPRO, our staff is trained and ready to help you at any time you need us. We understand that the interruption of service for any time is the loss of profits, so our technicians want to avoid this as much as possible.

Preventing mold is your best defense. Mold can be sneaky, growing in spots you would not have thought of right away. Therefore, making a routine inspection plan, specifically looking for signs of mold in areas that are typically damp and know for high moisture content, can help stop a problem before it gets out of hand. Musty smells or fuzzy stains on floors and walls are a sure sign of mold as well. If you notice these, contact SERVPRO techs right away, and we can take care of the moisture problem, clean the mold up and sanitize the area before the mold can spread any further.

Make any repairs needed as they come up. Leaky roofs, cracked foundations, and unsealed door frames and windows are all issues which can cause mold to grow. Always try to catch water damage and leaks before the wetness has a chance to lead to an outgrowth of mold.

Lower the moisture in your building. Humid air makes it easy for mold to start growing, so if need be, think about installing dehumidifiers or running smaller units in attics or basements to help keep things in your structure dry.

It is also helpful to ensure that your HVAC, heating, and ventilation in the building is regularly maintained and cleaned. Doing so can reduce the transfer of spores throughout your building if mold does begin to grow.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South can help you with any mold problem you may be having in your business in Matthews, Wynlakes, or Ridgefield. Just give our experts a call at (334) 284-1612 as soon as you realize there is a problem so we can get it cleaned up right away.

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A Few Shortcuts to Montgomery Fire Damage Remediation Success

1/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Few Shortcuts to Montgomery Fire Damage Remediation Success When fire damages your home, you may feel as if you have no recourse. Contact our trained technicians to be your partner through this tough situation.

A Crucial Aspect of Fire Damage Recovery Starts in Government Offices in Montgomery

The flames of a house fire do not avoid those things that you need the most as they consume the inside of your Montgomery residence. They can become so hot that they melt some thinner metals. Documents made of paper are no match for a fire.
 
Residents often find the turmoil caused by fire damage in Montgomery to last long after the incident. Restoring their lives and moving forward requires not only the physical cleaning and restoration of their home, but also the regaining of documents, account cards, and other pieces of modern life.
 
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency has a listing of different offices where you can submit applications for your family's replacement documents.
 
Documents are a vital part of life and help us keep track of our assets and activities. During fire damage mitigation, SERVPRO specialists keep track of our different cleanup activities and tasks, and how your home's restoration progresses. Lost items find their way to a specific list, as do others that we might successfully restore with extra effort. The items on this list require pre-approval from you or your insurance adjuster.
 
Belongings that need only cleaning of soot and grime, dried out, or merely moved out of the way to a safer location during our operations all also find themselves listed appropriately. We continually update these lists to ensure their completeness and accuracy for your convenience. These updates include items that we discover require more than the expected initial care and those we find more damaged upon closer inspection than what we initially determined. Things that we successfully clean and deodorize get packed back up in new boxes, ready for your return home.
 
Helping you with our skilled mitigation work, specialized equipment, and experience means your recovery becomes less painful and drawn out. Those who recover more rapidly after a disaster often have fewer long-term issues from such disasters. Allowing tragedies to continue affecting your family means more stress and hardship.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery South is always ready, Faster To Any Size Disaster, to help families in Brentwood, Matthews, and Wynlakes get things back to normal after fire damage and other crises. Contact us by calling (334) 284-1612, 24 hours a day, year-round.

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Some of the Biggest Problems with Water Damage Remediation in Montgomery

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some of the Biggest Problems with Water Damage Remediation in Montgomery Water damage can quickly affect many surfaces in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for efficient water removal and remediation.

Removing Water from Carpets in Your Montgomery Home

From faulty appliances to leaking pipes in the walls of your Montgomery home, there are many sources for internal damages to your property. Water loss incidents are among the most common of disasters that homeowners face throughout the lifetime of their house, but also one that many do not seek the appropriate assistance to overcome. Without appropriately cleaning up the mess and drying out the damaged elements, your home can become a breeding ground for microbial threats and fungal colonies.

Cleaning and drying damages to your home often begin with effective water removal in Montgomery. Our SERVPRO professionals have efficient equipment to remove excess water from affected areas of your property fast. From our advanced equipment to our highly-trained technicians, we can offer our customers a service that exceeds their expectations and preserves more of their home than they might have thought. Carpets can prove especially problematic for inadequate drying and cleanup, and they become a focal point for our restoration technicians when we arrive at your address.

While carpets are already a magnet for dirt and soiling, they also can easily become saturated when exposed to pooling water from an emergency in your home. This saturation requires specialized equipment to dry out. Our SERVPRO professionals have weighted extraction equipment with a remote-controlled movement to effectively force the moisture to the surface and remove it with a high-powered vacuum.

Additionally, we work to dry out the affected materials beneath the carpet including the padding and wood base. “Floating” a carpet involves detaching it around the baseboards and allowing our high-powered air movers to force hot air beneath this material to vaporize existing water and allow it to become a vapor in the environment that our dehumidifiers can collect.

You might not consider the steps to take after a water loss incident occurs on your property but contacting our SERVPRO of Montgomery South rapid response team is a wise first choice. Our experienced professionals can arrive quickly to help preserve elements like your carpeting from becoming irreparably damaged. Give us a call today at (334) 284-1612.
 
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Our Experts Can Restore Your Montgomery Home After A Flood

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Can Restore Your Montgomery Home After A Flood Storms in Montgomery can come without much warning and cause much damage, including flooding your home.

Flood Damage Cleanup In Your Montgomery Home

Storms in Montgomery can come without much warning and cause much damage, including flooding your home. Floodwaters can cause damage to walls, flooring, and carpeting, besides the fact that you have an increased risk of mold growth. Therefore, water removal has to be done quickly to prevent additional damage from occurring.

When your Montgomery home experiences flood damage, you need the help of a professional restoration company. Calling our team at SERVPRO is a wise decision, as we have the training and experience needed to dry and clean up your home promptly.

One of the primary goals of SERVPRO techs is to preserve and protect your structure and personal belongings. One of our most significant concerns is padding and carpeting that is saturated with water. Carpeting has a primary and secondary backing. Latex is the adhesive material which holds the fibers of the carpet into the primary backing. It starts to deteriorate once the carpet is installed. It also breaks down from gases in the air and sunlight.

Delamination generally happens in the form of bubbles and is the separation of the primary and secondary backings. High traffic areas are more likely to delaminate and can be something that was an issue even before the flood waters invaded your home. Water damage to glue-down carpeting can create bubbling. Bubbling is a result of a loss of adhesive and not from extraction or cleaning. If there is just a small area of bubbling, it might be possible to fix it.

Many water damage situations require us to remove and replace your carpet padding. It can break apart when it is wet and has to be replaced with new padding. The cost of replacing and reinstalling is usually not high, and many times less than drying the pad in place.

Drying your home in Brentwood, Wynlakes, or Hillwood Club and restoring as much as possible is our goal at SERVPRO of Montgomery South after floodwaters have come inside. Be sure to reach out to us as soon as the storm subsides by dialing (334) 284-1612 so we can prevent your home from sustaining additional damage.

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Why You Need Our Experts After A Fire In Your Pike Road Home

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Our Experts After A Fire In Your Pike Road Home Cleaning up after a fire, however, often requires more labor and additional skills and equipment only a professional service can provide.

Fire Cleanup Actions For Pike Road Homes

Pike Road homes can suffer from a variety of disasters. Flooding is more common than fire and can cause as much physical damage. Cleaning up after a fire, however, often requires more labor and additional skills and equipment only a professional service can provide.

Fire cleanup in a Pike Road home takes more than airing out property and scrubbing down surfaces covered in smoke and soot residues. SERVPRO specialists train to the standards of the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to make certain we can clean and restore everything possible in a fire-damaged home.

To clean an item, our specialists have to break between the residues and other soils left behind after a fire. They use four action methods designed to clean almost any surface and material: Chemical, Lubrication, Mechanical, and Suspension and Dispersion.

We define chemical action as using one substance to alter another chemically. As an example, the residue trapped in a carpet. SERVPRO specialists use a reducing bleach solution, also called a fabric brightener, to alter the residue along with a concentrated shampoo to remove the residue and its stains. The chemical combination is especially effective on cotton and wool based carpets.

Lubrication action means our specialists make the residue or soil so ‘slippery’ that it slides from the property into the cleaning solution. The solution now holds or emulsifies the soil, making it easier to remove them both with a sponge, cloth, or vacuum.

Mechanical action means our restoration crews use agitation to break up the residues or soils. It is very effective on thick layers and for soils trapped in fabrics like upholstered furniture. Specialists use powered devices to break up large areas, but can also utilize a stiff brush on smaller spots of residues. Agitation is very effective to remove the majority of dry, non-greasy residues which can be absorbed by a property item if crew members use water or a chemical cleaner.

Suspension and dispersion happen when our specialists use a cleaning solution that dissolves the residue or soil. The broken down stain soil then mixes with the cleaning solution which holds and emulsifies it similar to how lubrication works.

With these methods, SERVPRO of Montgomery South can restore most property after a fire, unless the heat and flames physically damage it. Call our team today at (334) 284-1612 to set up an appointment.

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Upgrades Are Great But When Installed Wrong Could Cause Major Damage In Your Montgomery Home

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Upgrades Are Great But When Installed Wrong Could Cause Major Damage In Your Montgomery Home When plumbing is poorly installed, or not attached properly, it can eventually separate causing a need for water removal services in your home.

Improperly Installed Plumbing Can Damage Montgomery Homes

Many Montgomery homeowners work to provide home improvements for their property using the skills they learn from online educational videos and the instruction of friends and family members. While this can be a cost-saving solution for upgrades you see fit for the household, it also unlocks the door for the possibility of inadequately installed components such as plumbing to new fixtures during bathroom and kitchen remodeling.

When plumbing is poorly installed, or not attached properly, it can eventually separate causing a need for water removal services in your Montgomery home. While the source of this damage can be simple to detect when the separation occurs, it can cause substantial water pooling in the brief period before you can get the supply to the fixture turned off.

Within moments, materials throughout this affected area can begin to absorb this excess water. Our SERVPRO rapid response team has the tools to quickly extract the excess water from the affected area, and efficient solutions for drying affected materials. If the damage to structural components, cabinetry, flooring, and other materials are too severe, our professionals can use controlled demolition techniques to remove these unsalvageable components for reconstruction and to rebuild your property.

Our franchise boasts the ability to provide licensed contracting services to our customers. This comprehensive restoration solution can make the entire recovery of your property after a water loss incident seamless, which saves you money and gets you back into your home quickly. Additionally, our contractors can inspect the damaged components of your DIY remodeling project to repair the damage to the plumbing and assess if other repairs might be necessary.

While you cannot anticipate when a plumbing supply line to one of the kitchen or bathroom fixtures would disconnect, you need an immediate response to help preserve the materials and contents of that affected area within your home. You can trust in our SERVPRO of Montgomery South rapid response team to arrive quickly with the full measure of the resources and advanced equipment to set things right. Give us a call anytime you need us at (334) 284-1612.

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When You Want A Professional & Speedy Water Restoration Company, Call SERVPRO!

11/18/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When You Want A Professional & Speedy Water Restoration Company, Call SERVPRO! Don't wait until it's too late to get professional water damage restoration services.

What Water Does to Structural Elements of Montgomery Homes

With loss incidents that occur within your Montgomery home, you have a finite timeline to correct the situation before irreparable damages occur. With water loss especially, these damages can begin almost instantaneously from the moment of exposure. Finding the right team with the tools to help is not as complicated as it might appear to be.

A primary focus for homeowners contending with substantial water loss incidents in their Montgomery home is a fast response for water removal services. Our SERVPRO team of professionals have the tools and expertise to make a difference in preserving elements of your home by removing the water from the premises fast. Our 24-hour response team ensures that our highly-trained technicians remain available to any customer that could require our services any time of the day.

Within a few moments from exposure to water, elements like drywall begin to saturate and absorb the liquid. From the baseboards, this moisture wicks up the wall. This continued saturation can bloat and degrade this material after only twenty-four hours. Within a few days, microbial growth and potential biohazardous conditions could result. Taking care of the solution is finding the team, like our SERVPRO professionals, that respond immediately to the emergency.

Part of our effective mitigation approach to preserving the structural elements and the contents of your home is our determination to have advanced technology and equipment to remove water quickly from affected areas. Extraction plays a significant role in our mitigation practices, and tools like our gas-powered pumps and handheld extraction wands can make short work of this excess. We utilize thermal imagery to check the effectiveness of drying the area and to show our SERVPRO technicians where further attention is necessary to remove threatening moisture pockets.

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Restoring your home after a substantial water loss incident requires the right team with the right tools. While there might be many choices you can make when it comes to restoring your property, you can trust that SERVPRO of Montgomery South is a wise one. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (334) 284-1612.

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