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MOLD, MOLD, MOLD!! No Problem--SERVPRO Remediates Fungi in Ridgefield

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation MOLD, MOLD, MOLD!!  No Problem--SERVPRO Remediates Fungi in Ridgefield This Is What Can Happen from Excess Moisture in a Ridgefield Home--YEP!! Mold Damage--Call SERVPRO

High Humidity Levels Could Cause Mold Damage Inside Your Ridgefield Home

You are bound to experience high humidity levels while living in the unique geographic position of Alabama, but it can be incredibly overwhelming when that humidity causes mold damage inside your home. If your home is of older construction or not built correctly to survive intense humidity fluctuations, it can lead to moisture collecting within the very structure of your house.
 
The excess moisture inside your Ridgefield home is what causes mold damage. Within seventy-two hours of moisture levels climbing beyond what is recommended (45-60%) in your home, microbial growth can begin. For the mold to be properly addressed, and thoroughly cleaned, it is essential for you to call for professional help as soon as you begin to detect a problem.
 
When you reach out to SERVPRO, we make an effort to arrive swiftly at your home. Our IICRC-certified techs can investigate the mold damage that is growing inside of your dining room and determine the best solution for remediation. Once our technicians have a set of goals, SERVPRO can begin by sectioning off the contaminated area so the mold spores cannot spread during remediation.
 
In order to remove the mold damage from inside of your home, our technicians must first check if the spores have created a colony on a porous surface. If it is, SERVPRO may have to demo(lition)  the section of wall the mold has grown into, as we cannot guarantee its complete removal otherwise. If the surface should only be semi or non-porous, we can merely disinfect the area and scrub the mold from the surface. Afterward, our technicians can use an antifungal solution to help prevent regrowth. For harder surfaces, we can use a soda blasting technique to chafe off the growth.
 
Once we have finished with the remediation, SERVPRO can recommend strategies to you that can allow you to keep the humidity levels inside your home low. Our goal is to return your home to you feeling "Like it never even happened." and not worrying that it could happen again.
 
Never wait to get help when you discover mold damage inside of your home. Phone SERVPRO of Montgomery South by calling (334) 284-1612. Night or day, we can remediate the damages inside of your home.

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Three Tips to Avoid Water Damage in Montgomery

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Three Tips to Avoid Water Damage in Montgomery SERVPRO can remove and restore water damage in your home "Like it never happened."

Three Facts About Water Removal Every Montgomery Homeowner Should Know

Water disasters are frustrating and emotionally taxing. As a Montgomery homeowner, finding your walls, carpets, and floor soaked with water is not a pleasant experience. When confronted with such a situation, several questions run through your mind.

Immediate action must be taken to protect your home and keep your family safe. Montgomery water removal experts are equipped with industry-leading water extraction and restoration equipment. We are IICR certified and are prepared to handle any disaster related to water damage. 

Take action immediately you identify water damage in your home.

The moment you detect water damage in your home, do not procrastinate. Why? The clock is ticking, and you have 24 to 48 hours to address the issue or mold and mildew starts to grow. If mold starts to spread in your home, your family is in danger. Exposing your family to mold leads to health problems. To save yourself the cost of expensive repairs and remediation, keep in mind the following facts.

Turn off the main water shut-off valve

The main water shut-off valve allows the full flow of water to your home when its open. To turn off this valve, turn it clockwise. By doing so, water supply to your home is cut off and this prevents water damage from spreading and causing more havoc. 

Contact water removal experts

Immediately when you identify water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO water removal specialists. If extensive restoration or drying is required, our technicians can help you move out temporarily. This is done to protect you and your belongings.

After moving your furniture and other belongings, we are ready to remove any unwanted water in your home using high powered water extraction equipment. We also apply anti-microbial to disinfect your home and dry the rooms using Air Scrubbers and Dehumidifiers. As protocol dictates, we monitor moisture levels vigilantly to prevent mold and secondary damage. After drying, we leave your home organized, safe, healthy and odor free.

At SERVPRO of Montgomery South, we offer 24-hour emergency services. Call us at (334) 284-1612 for stress-free water removal and restoration.

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Overcoming Mold Damage In Your Montgomery Office Building

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Overcoming Mold Damage In Your Montgomery Office Building Mold is not a situation that goes away on its own and spreads quickly throughout a building to the point of being out of control.

Overcoming Mold Damage

Maintenance and upkeep of your Montgomery office building can often feel like an unending process. However, there are situations which require you to seek out the expertise and immediate response of professional restoration outfits to overcome potentially severe situations that threaten both the building and its employees.

Mold damages can happen for several different reasons in your Montgomery office, but the effect it can have should get taken very seriously. From the erosion and weakening of critical wall systems and construction materials to potential health risks you present to those exposed to an active colony within the building, mold needs immediate and focused action to remove completely. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians can help.

Regardless of what allowed for the moisture conditions necessary to get met within the office space, an active colony is a hazard to anyone exposed to it. Our technicians can isolate the affected areas using air scrubbers and by shutting off the air circulation system throughout the building until the colony gets removed. Given the extent of the damage, the affected material might need to get removed and replaced to remove the colony effectively. It is always the focus of our SERVPRO professionals to restore before rebuilding, so if the material can get restored instead of demolition and replacement, that is the most efficient approach.

Along with the removal of the colony, our technicians take a look through the duct system of the office space as well. These areas can not only serve as conduits to move active mold spores from one area to another but also have the potential for mold growth inside of this network as well. We ensure that the threat gets resolved before the area is cleared, disinfected and deodorized before you welcome employees back into the office building.

Mold is not a situation that goes away on its own and spreads quickly throughout a building to the point of being out of control. Trust in the rapid response of our SERVPRO of Montgomery South applied microbial remediation technicians to work to remove this hazardous intruder and get your office back to running efficiently. Give SERVPRO a call today at (334) 284-1612.

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How To Do It Right During Fire Damage Restoration In Montgomery

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Do It Right During Fire Damage Restoration In Montgomery  Apart from the many items the flames, smoke, heat, and water damaged, there is more to expect.

Fire Damage Restoration In Your Home

A lot of patience is needed when dealing with fire damage incidents. Apart from the many items the flames, smoke, heat, and water damaged, there is more to expect. Some of the things that the fire did not consume may appear soggy after coming into contact with the water that was used to extinguish the fire. Still, there are items which need careful cleaning before being reused. Repair of holes that firefighters might have made on the roof of your Montgomery home to let out smoke and heat is also necessary.

Our SERVPRO team inspects your Montgomery home to determine the extent of the fire damage. During this process, we identify the type of smoke residues in your home and come up with the most suitable restoration processes. A single cleaning process cannot be appropriate for different kinds of surfaces, so we may have to use several methods to do the job right.

Capturing and removing the smoke particles from the building is part of the work that our SERVPRO technicians perform. We use fluid or air-based techniques to suspend and remove the particles from surfaces - with dissolving and vacuuming being the most common. We use dissolving when we want to remove soils which are firmly attached to surfaces. After breaking the bond, we rinse or extract the cleaning product together with the residues. We choose the cleaning product carefully since some can react with some surfaces and cause additional damage.

It's also our work to dispose of the residues by following the local and state requirements since they differ from one city or state to the other. Despite that, some rules are consistent and apply across the country. For instance, a dry cleaning agent is regarded as industrial waste and cannot be released into a septic or sewer system.

At SERVPRO of Montgomery South, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we offer 24-hour Emergency services. Call us at (334) 284-1612 for a stress-free restoration process that meets all your needs.

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Two Important Steps When Dealing with Mold Damage in Montgomery

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Two Important Steps When Dealing with Mold Damage in Montgomery Montgomery Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

SERVPRO Can Help Remove the Moisture Source and Exterminate Mold Spores for Professional Remediation

Mold is unsightly, and its musty smell might make your Montgomery home a less comfortable abode. Some health effects can also be associated with staying in moldy environments over extended periods. Since the spores that produce mold are omnipresent in many parts of a home, the problem can be hard to eliminate. Luckily, almost all cases of mold infestations have a link to moisture, so it is possible to deal with them by eliminating the cause.

Minimizing moisture is one practical step necessary in fixing mold damage in Montgomery since microbes like mold thrive well where there is sufficient moisture. Before attempting to dry off the excess moisture, it is essential to find the source, which could be a leaking pipe or appliance. This way it is possible for dehumidifiers to eliminate the excessive moisture. Of course, the infestation or even the musty odor cannot disappear immediately moisture levels come down. This is why our SERVPRO team includes cleanup as part of the remediation.

Removing contaminated materials is another important step. This step applies if there are porous materials in the affected area. Even though you can clean such materials with cleansers and disinfectants, infestations usually exist with the fungal hyphae attaching below the surface of the porous material. It is therefore hard to eliminate the infestation entirely using cleaning agents. Materials like insulation and fabrics such as carpets fall in the removal category if heavily infested with mold.

Cleaning mold from hard surfaces is essential. In this case, cleaning agents are a perfect choice. Our SERVPRO technicians use EPA-registered broad-spectrum disinfectants, which are effective in killing spores. Since these agents only work when applied physically on the affected areas, we use various techniques to reach all surfaces including using foggers that deliver the antimicrobial agents in mist form to hidden areas in your property. We also allow the necessary dwell time and maintain correct PH and temperature levels because they influence the effectiveness of the disinfectants.

For proper remediation, you should call SERVPRO of Montgomery South at (334) 284-1612. We evaluate the problem and use standard procedures to deal with the problem leaving your property "Like it never even happened."

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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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