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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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Some Mistakes With Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Montgomery That You Should Avoid

11/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Mistakes With Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Montgomery That You Should Avoid Finding excess water or water damage in your store does not need to be a reason to close doors. Contact SERVPRO for water removal services.

When Water Lines Break, Commercial Water Removal Services Gets Your Montgomery Area Store Dry Again

Customers in your area often judge how well they like your neighborhood store by how clean it is when they visit. Keeping your Montgomery shop clean and neat helps maintain an excellent reputation but water that puddles on the floor from a small leak can make things seem dirty. Even a tiny crack in a water line can cause problems.
When your family-owned store has problems with plumbing or other water leaks, commercial water removal in Montgomery can get things dried out and back to a clean, healthy state. When SERVPRO works with your business, you can relax because we know how valuable your customers are to you. We want to restore the damaged areas and make everything “Like it never even happened,” no matter how much damage exists when we first arrive.
We first start by finding all the sources of unwanted water. We use moisture readers to help us find these places, and then work with you to get them shut off and sealed up. We may need to recommend a plumber if problems seem too complicated, but we work with several bonded, insured, and licensed plumbers in the area. We can fix smaller issues for you, as many times, this only involves tightening joints or fasteners.
After we have resolved the sources of the water, we can begin removing it from your floors. Hand-held extraction wands work well for small areas and pull water out of cracks and grooves between floorboards. Carpet cleaning technicians can remove excess water during regular-style cleaning techniques, and leave your store smelling clean and well-kept. If you desire follow-up deodorization, we can discuss highly effective options that last longer and do more than cover up offensive smells.
If more massive disasters affect your store, SERVPRO is prepared to handle that, also. No matter how much water affects your business, we have the equipment to make things right again. Powerful pumps mounted on our trucks can extract a high volume of water in a very short period. For any size problem requiring water removal, we use powerful air movers that increase air circulation and pull moisture out of damp materials. Our goal is to get your business back to normal as quickly as possible and help minimize the damage.
SERVPRO of Montgomery South works alongside businesses in Brentwood and Matthews, as well as those in the Downtown area. Call us for professional water removal services when your store or shop needs help. Our 24-hour service line is (334) 284-1612, and is available every day of the year.

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Buckling Under Pressure: Restoring Your Flooded Garden District’s Wooden Flooring

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Buckling Under Pressure:  Restoring Your Flooded Garden District’s Wooden Flooring Water can ruin hardwood floors. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your floor.

Reducing Flood Damage to Garden District Homes

As we have all recently seen, a powerful storm can drop a tremendous amount of water onto a Garden District home within minutes. The resulting floods can send hundreds of gallons through that same home.  

One of the things that Garden District home flood damage can destroy is the wood flooring. Fortunately, SERVPRO restoration teams have the resources and training needed to either repair or replace floorboards damaged with buckling, cupping, or warping. These effects result when water remains on top of flooring for too long.

Much of the damage is repairable as long as our technicians can start work immediately after removing the floodwater.  Before they can begin repairs, our teams must make sure the moisture content in the wood supports the work. If it is too high, we have to reduce the level or any effort to repair the floor can instead cause more damage.  

They start with lowering the home’s humidity level to under 45 percent. Technicians use dehumidifiers to draw out water from the air and air movers to carefully force warm, dry air under and over the floors. Once they can reduce it to under 20 percent, the chance of a mold infestation stops as well. Once it reaches 16 percent, team members set-up commercial heaters to increase the evaporation rate of the affected wood. When they can test it out at 12 percent, repair work can start.  

SERVPRO teams can eliminate or reduce the effects of cupping and warping by sanding down the bulges or twisted parts of each floorboard. Specialists then refinish the affected sections so that they have a smooth look identical to the unaffected sections. Buckling is more severe than cupping or warping, but it can be sanded down in some cases. Usually, though, technicians have to remove the entire board or cut out the affected section.  

Varnishes and other floor finishes often form a vapor barrier which slows and can even prevent evaporation though. To cut through them without damaging the wood underneath, technicians use a pin roller in corners and on areas covered by furniture or rugs.  

Repairing and restoring wood floors is a lengthy and sometimes costly method. At SERVPRO of Montgomery South, we carefully work through each step and explain it to every customer. If you need our services, call us today at (334) 284-1612 to get started.

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Get Rid of Soot and Fire Damage in a Ridgefield Kitchen Once and for All

10/21/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Get Rid of Soot and Fire Damage in a Ridgefield Kitchen Once and for All Fires can happen at any time. Stay vigilant and contact SERVPRO for remediation services should your home suffer from a fire.

Eliminating Greasy Soot and Black Grime from Fire Damage in Your Ridgefield Kitchen

The process of making a new food can sometimes lead to a terrible mess in the kitchen. Many people in Ridgefield enjoy fried foods, and this requires the use of hot oil. A small distraction while trying out a new recipe can result in oil getting too hot and eventually catching on fire.
Once your Ridgefield home's kitchen sustains fire damage and you begin to clean up the mess, you might find yourself overwhelmed with how messy the soot feels. SERVPRO technicians help homeowners with messes like this, leaving their home's kitchen once again looking “Like it never even happened.”
Our teams can do this because we fill our Green Fleet trucks with the tools needed to make such work not only possible but efficient and thorough. Soot associated from fire damage caused by hot oil or grease that ignited spreads easily during the cleaning of soiled surfaces. We use specific cleaning agents that help dissolve the soot, so it makes it less likely to spread. Our specialized cleaning cloths help pick up the soot without spreading the residue. We wipe everything down again and rinse where needed to leave your belongings and your home's surfaces feeling clean and free of any sticky or greasy feeling film.
Odor control after a grease fire is crucial to making a home smell normal again after any kind of fire damage takes place. We can help by implementing the techniques gained by our Odor Control Technician (OCT). Different odors and their causes require different treatments for maximum effectiveness to take place. Getting surfaces clean in your kitchen and everywhere that the oily smoke traveled helps reduce the amount of odor but we have unique methods that rid your home of odors caused by hidden and hard-to-reach soot.
Thermal fogging helps by sending chemical agents that bond at the molecular level with hidden soot. Making these particles of soot too heavy to re-enter the air, they can no longer create unpleasant odors inside your home. We have other methods using hydroxyl and ozone generators. We often use these to deodorize personal belongings and other items inside your home, as well.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South can help mitigate fire damage that resulted from a hot pan of oil catching fire and make your home smell fresh and clean again. Residents of the Garden District, Wynlakes, and around Alabama State University are encouraged to call our 24-hour service line at (334) 284-1612 for professional mitigation services involving this and other disasters that make a home unsafe.

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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