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Improper Ventilation Behind Breakroom Refrigerator Causes Mold

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

You have contacted SERVPRO to remove the mold you discovered behind your refrigerator. As you watch the crew work you are in awe as they put up what appears to be a plastic room between the dining room and living room. You ask the relevance of such a room, and the SERVPRO Technician is happy to explain the necessity of setting up a safe place to clean off their bags and tools. This zone will help to prevent contamination to clean parts of the room, home, or business. 

What caused the mold is too much moisture in the air, due to poor ventilation in the home. Either a window, or ventilation fan is needed to properly disperse the moisture, so it does not set on the ceilings, or walls. Mold can not only damage the home, or business, but can also be a health risk to those who occupy the home or business. At SERVPRO our technicians are certified to carefully remove the mold, thus bringing your home or business back to a safe environment.

Kitchen Fires Usually Begin at an Unattended Stove

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen stove and wall behind stove is burned SERVPRO received many call for house fires that have started at the kitchen stove

SERVPRO has been called several times for kitchen fires that could have been avoided had the source been attended. It is so easy to set a pot on the stove only to leave the kitchen and get sidetracked with yet another distraction. In the blink of an eye your home can be enveloped by fire. You could be displaced from your home, belongs lost, treasured pictures, memories in the form of heirlooms, and daily needed articles damaged, or permanently destroyed. And yes, if we are going to be real here, the ultimate loss would be loss of life.

SERVPRO cares, and to help you avoid a kitchen fire, I have listed below key elements that are fire-related hazards in a kitchen. Happy and safe cooking from all of us at SERVPRO.

Fire-related hazards in a kitchen include:

  • Flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation can ignite residues in exhaust ducts.
  • Food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation.
  • Failure to switch-off equipment, especially at the end of activity.
  • Overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion.
  • Food preparation equipment based on solid fuels. 
  • Gas blowtorches used for browning some foods.
  • Poorly operating thermostats or lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • Faulty or overheating electrical equipment.
  • Metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material, or debris.
  • Ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

With Freezing Temps Comes a Rise in Broken Water Lines

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Long Hallway that has been  affected by a broken water pipe It is important to check your indoor and outdoor water lines to be sure they will not freeze. A broken water line can cause extensive water damage.

With winter upon us, and the temperatures dropping, we are already beginning to see, and hear about frozen pipes, which lead to water damage. Frozen water pipes are a reoccurring issue which occurs once the temperatures drop below freezing. Statistically it is proven that frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops. This is more prevalent in regions where the temperature can significantly drop. Lower temperatures can cause the water to expand, which puts pressure on the pipes, or storage container, causing the pipe to break, or container to burst. Once there is a compromise to the water system, or storage unit the ensuing water can cause water damage, and potentially turn into an emergency.

First the home or business with the water damage must quickly be evaluated for the safety of anyone in the home, or business. Be sure there is nothing electric in, or around the water damage to cause either an electrical fire, or electrocution. Make sure there are no ‘slip and fall’ hazards. If it is not safe, keep out and dial 911 for help. Once all is secure regarding safety precautions, shut off the water if you can. 

Call SERVPRO for water damage to your home, or business. We want to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

After a School Fire SERVPRO Provided a Contents Pack Out

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO boxes in a room that is getting packed out after a fire After Fire Damage SERVPRO brings in a Contents Crew to provide a Pack Out.

Once a fire has been extinguished, and a water remediation is in process, it is important to begin addressing contents that have been exposed to fire, smoke, soot, and water.  Everything is checked individually, and determined as to whether it is salvageable, or unsalvageable.  Every object is inventoried, and if unsalvageable is recorded and readied for the Insurance Adjuster to examine for loss purposes.

Anything that is deemed salvageable is boxed up and brought to the SERVPRO Warehouse to be cleaned by the Contents Crew.  Depending on the level of heat objects are exposed to during the fire will help determine if it is salvageable as the integrity can become compromised. When the SERVPRO Contents Crew comes across an object that has been compromised it too will be inventoried and placed separate from the salvageable contents.

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO we are Here to Help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles in the background and the logo is "We didn't wake up today to be average" SERVPRO understands that Quickness is Key to lessen the extent of damage to your home, or business.

At SERVPRO we are here to help. We understand the stress and inconvenience a disaster of any size can be for your home, or business.  The quicker we can get onsite, the quicker we can help get things back to “Like it never even happened.” 

The primary services we offer are:

  • Fire, Smoke, And Soot Removal
  • Water Remediation
  • Mold Mitigation, and Mold Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Board Up
  • Contents Pack Out
  • Carpet Cleaning

We can also help, and provide Move Outs, Contents Cleaning and Restoration, Electronic and Equipment Cleaning and Restoration, Document Drying, Upholstery Cleaning, Duct Cleaning and Deodorization, Bio hazard, and Crime Scene Clean-Up.

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC Certified, as well as Certified in Fire Cleanup, Carpet Cleaning, and Mold Removal, Trauma and Bio-Hazard Clean-Up.

We work directly with all insurance companies.  Feel free to give us a call with any questions.

Call SERVPRO for a Professional Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Tan with red design area rug that is clean on the left half, and unclean on the right side SERVPRO technicians are highly trained and ready to clean your carpets, and upholstery.

At SERVPRO we recommend that you have your carpets cleaned one to two times per year.  Whether in your home, or business you will have areas that experience higher levels of foot traffic, or areas that are continually exposed to dirt, and or pet dander, and odors.  If you experience this type of heavy carpet traffic you might need to have your carpets cleaned more frequently.

Our technicians are highly trained to professionally clean your carpet, remove stains, and pet odors. We also provide area rug cleaning, which we will pick up, and return at no extra charge. Our technicians are also highly trained to clean your upholstery.  Depending on the circumstances the upholstery will be cleaned at your home, or office, or brought back to our facility.

Call SERVPRO today to schedule a carpet cleaning for your home, or business.  We want to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Understands the Importance of Getting You Back to "Like it never even happened."

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Basketball medallion half with soot the other half the soot has been removed Smoke and soot affect all corners of the room that has suffered a fire.

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience these disasters, small or large can cause to a family, or business.  We strive to make it "Like it never even happened," in all situations and help get a family back to normal living conditions or, a business back to full operation as quickly as possible.

Smoke, and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Contents no matter how small can also be affected. Our smoke damage expertise, and experience allow us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

SERVPRO is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs so we can get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is your Professional Water Damage Restoration Company

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo with two technicians Saying is "Water Damage" in the middle SERVPRO is available to assist with your water damage 24/7

A water loss no matter how large, or small needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it is the cornerstone of our business.

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals will be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Has the water been shut off, or the source of the loss been addressed?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?
  • Has there been any exposure to COVID-19?

SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small, residential, or commercial. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage, and potential for mold.

Quickness is key and will help get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is Prepared When the Unexpected Happens During a Storm

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded neighborhood houses and trees surrounded by water Storms bring heavy rains causing flooding

SERVPRO specializes in storm and flood response, and damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained, we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources. The faster you call us, we can get onsite, and further damage can be avoided, helping to reduce the restoration cost. We can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 franchises across the country or utilize our elite Disaster Recovery Teams, and Large Loss specialists.

Upon arrival our SERVPRO technician will begin the water extraction.  Once the water has been extracted the drying equipment will be strategically placed to ensure a complete dry out.  A SERVPRO technician will come daily to monitor the drying process.  Once dry, a mold remediation will be performed to avoid the potential for mold growth.

SERVPRO wants to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO for a Professional Mold Remediation

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold spore and the words Mold Damage across the mold spore Mold can be invasive to your home or business. SERVPRO technicians are trained to remove the mold to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. It is a fallacy that all mold can be removed. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants. 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, or health issues. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. High humidity in a home can support mold growth. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property. Should you have mold SERVPRO will provide a Mold Remediation for your home, or business.

If You See Signs of Mold ... Call SERVPRO   803-581-1570 or 864-490-3954