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Water Damage Repair and Restoration

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals respond immediately and use advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. They closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

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Understanding Mold

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Time is Important

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Time is Important Standing water not addressed can lead to serious issues.

Why is the quick response to a water damage so important?  Not only does standing water in your home create an inconvenience in your life.  Not addressing it in quick and efficient manner can lead a much more serious issue.  As water soaks into flooring and drywall.  Mold is given the perfect atmosphere to thrive.  In only a few days mold can take a standard water job and turn it into a much more complicated issue.  It can cause respiratory issues, and extend the time it take to repair.  Most drywall will have to be removed and replaced as opposed to simply dried.  This can turn an inconvenience into an all out nightmare.  Let your local SERVPRO take care of you needs in a quick efficient manner and help put you mind at ease.

Mold Under Your Floors

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Mold Remediation Mold Under Your Floors This Crawlspace was covered in Mold until SERVPRO was able to address the situation.

In Kentucky many homes have crawlspaces and basements.  These homes are scattered throughout our neighborhoods and subdivisions, which provide a great place to store Seasonal belongings.  Unfortunately these spaces also create the perfect conditions for mold growth.  Due to the cooler temperatures in these spaces,  warm air that comes in from the outside often cools quickly, causing condensation to cover many of the organic materials in these places.  The combination of moisture and rising temps,  allows mold spores to spread and multiply rapidly.  How does this affect the home owner?  Airflow in a home moves from bottom to top meaning much of the air you breath comes from what is directly under you.  Which means if you have mold in your crawlspace or basement, it is likely affecting the air quality in the living space in your home.  If you have this issue at your home at SERVPRO we can help!!!

Hard to Rent Space

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Commercial Hard to Rent Space Mold quickly spread in this Vacant apartment.

In property management Air quality is a topic that is quickly becoming a major talking point.  Especially in a case where the structure is intended to be a residence.  As the owner or property manager that liability is not something that you want to experience.  Your Local SERVPRO can work with Environment professional to make sure that your property is up to standards.  Whether it is an unit that has been vacant, or growth that has been out of site.  We have the procedures to get your property back to industry standards and protect the health of your tenants.  No matter how big or small the job SERVPRO has team to serve you and get you back in business.  Let us work for you if you find mold in your space.

Sprinkler Head Floods office Building

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Commercial Sprinkler Head Floods office Building A broken sprinkler head caused flooding in this office building.

Water does not pick favorites it can happen in commercial building just like it does in residential homes.  In many cases the scope of work can be much greater in these instances do to the large size of the buildings.  In these instances you not only have the inconvenience but also the burden of job interruption.  When a commercial property is affected, the money lost to lack of productivity is often greater than the cost of repair.  At SERVPRO we understand, and work diligently and efficiently to get your business back up and running.  We have the tools and knowledge to dry your property as quickly as possible.  We understand that to you time is money.  Let us work with you and respect your time so you can get back to making money.

Storm Floods Dance Studio

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Floods Dance Studio Flood water Cover Floors at dance studio.

Water damage doesn't always come from a busted pipe.  When flood waters encroach into your home or business the effects can be very serious.  Rising waters from floods can not only cause damage to structures but can also carries dangerous bacteria.  If not properly mitigated the lasting effects can cause issues for months and sometimes years.  Mold can begin to grow, and organic materials will begin to rot and deteriorate.  SERVPRO technicians have been trained for situations like these and will work tirelessly to get your business back up and open.  We have been trained to know what can be restored and what has to be replaced saving you time and money.  When you own a business being open for business is the most important goal.  We understand this and will work to make it "Like it never even happened."

Apartment Fire Displaces Residents

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Commercial Apartment Fire Displaces Residents Many residents where displaced due to this fire.

Little things in this world can violate a property owner like a fire.  When a fire takes place in a commercial property the damage is multiplied.  It is bad enough when one family is displaced, however in a setting like an apartment building you have the potential for multiple families to be affected.  What's next?  Where will they go?  What about their belongings?  Your Local SERVPRO Can help you with what's next.  In some cases parts of the structure can be cleaned and restored.  SERVPRO professionals can help to decipher what is salvageable and what is not.  Our state of the cleaning techniques can help to give residents back their memories.  In many cases we can even remove the smoke from clothing.  Let us help you put back the pieces "Like it never even happened."

Hurricane Season

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Storm Damage Hurricane Season Satellite image of Massive Gulf Hurricane.

Around this great nation we look forward to Summer.  The kids are out of school and many have saved vacation days all year to cash in on a week or two during this time.  It is a time of rest and relaxation, and opportunity to make family memories that will last a lifetime.  Unfortunately it also brings with it a time of anxiety for many.  With the warm air of Summer also comes Hurricane Season.  These devastating storms bring with them wind, rain and flooding.  Preparation is the key,  secure your properties the best you can and get out of path of storm when possible.  SERVPRO we can help you to rebuild the damage and will be happy to do so, but cannot replace you life.  We hope that you never need our service, but are happy to be there for you in you greatest time of need.

First Storm Makes Landfall

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Storm Damage First Storm Makes Landfall Radar Image of Tropical Storm as it makes landfall.

As Hurricane Season begins and the first Storm of the season makes landfall, I ask are you ready.  Thousands along the gulf and Southeast where affected by the winds and rain of Alberto.  Many prepared their properties with storm shutters and sand bags as they got ready for the worst but prayed for the best.  SERVPRO's National team of Franchises is always preparing as well to serve the people in the areas hit hardest by these events.  We are always here to help whether from the damage caused by wind or rising water.  We head into these areas to help put back to pieces.  If you find yourself affected by one of these storms don't hesitate to give us a call and let us serve you in your time of need.