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Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Chisholm

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Chisholm Before flood damage restoration can start, we first determine whether the building is safe to enter.

Flood Damage Restoration

Before flood damage restoration can start, we first determine whether the building is safe to enter. We check whether there are any collapsed walls, roofs, sticking doors, sagging ceilings, and if the floor has noticeable cracks. Mud and water make the floor slippery, so, we are cautious when stepping. Floodwaters may leave sediments within the house, and there is a need to perform shoveling.

Our SERVPRO technicians also inspect whether there are damaged materials in your Chisholm property during flood damage restoration. If the wallboard that covers the walls and ceilings is thoroughly soaked or at least four feet from the bottom of the floor, we remove it and recommend a replacement. Plaster has high chances of surviving a flood when compared to gypsum wallboard. In most cases, when the plaster dries, it disintegrates from the wooden laths. If we face such incidents, we remove the plaster layer and then make a replacement.

There are different ways in which flooding affects the various types of insulation. If your structure has polystyrene insulation, it has high chances of surviving when our SERVPRO technicians hose it off. We discard fiberglass batts when they are soaked with water. Cellulose insulation can hold water for a long duration. When that happens, it loses its fire retardant and antifungal properties, so a replacement is necessary.

If flood water reached the ceiling area, we have to replace it - mainly when it is wallboard. It does not mean all is well when the water has not touched the ceiling; the floodwater can increase the humidity and make the gypsum ceilings to swell. Plaster ceilings may dry after some time, though we might tear them down and make a replacement when they have too many sags and cracks. We can also use pumps to extract water from flooded crawl spaces and install space heater and fans to enhance the drying process.

SERVPRO of Montgomery is a trusted industry leader in commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. You can call us at (334) 273-0992 at any time of the day and benefit from our stress-free services.

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The Effects Of A Kitchen Fire In Your Montgomery Residence

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Effects Of A Kitchen Fire In Your Montgomery Residence Kitchen fires can happen in your Montgomery home from a variety of causes.

The Effects Of A Kitchen Fire

Kitchen fires can happen in your Montgomery home from a variety of causes. While many of these incidents can get extinguished before they spread out in destructive ways throughout the house, there are still effects that must get addressed when the time comes to clean up the mess.

Many homeowners have not ever dealt with a house fire throughout their lives, and are often unclear as to the wide range of lingering effects present once the first responders and firefighters complete their job. Restoring the fire damages to your Montgomery home, even with a smaller-scale incident localized to your kitchen area can prove challenging for even experienced professionals at times.

Legitimate threats to your home exist following a fire in your kitchen. Smoke damages penetrate not only the air in the affected areas of your home, but also the walls, cabinets, and furniture in the kitchen as well. Our SERVPRO professionals utilize various methods of deodorization to remove this noxious odor, leaving no discernable scent behind.

Cabinets above and near the heart of the fire are susceptible to irreparable damages. Often these units get constructed with thin wood, making them easy targets for open flames. While our SERVPRO technicians do everything possible to restore the damages to these units, cabinets sometimes need to get removed and later replaced to complete the restoration process.

Soot is another threat to the kitchen area, as it is a widespread concern. This layer of film and debris cakes to surfaces throughout the room, and can even get into the ductwork of the central air system. Cleaning up this mess requires several approaches which depend on the severity of damage and the location of the soot itself.

A homeowner might be fortunate when it comes to the limited range of a quickly extinguished kitchen fire. Even with this being the case, lingering effects still make it difficult to live comfortably in the house following the incident. Give our SERVPRO of Montgomery fire restoration technicians a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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Staying in Business After Commercial Fire Damage Threatens to Close Your Highland Park Cafe

7/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Staying in Business After Commercial Fire Damage Threatens to Close Your Highland Park Cafe Customers love the ambiance of your coffee shop. Keep them coming to your location after a fire by contacting SERVPRO for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO's Quick Action After Fire Damage Can Help Keep Your Diner Open

Eating out at fast food places rarely compares to the food found in Highland Park's neighborhood cafes and diners. Running such an establishment happens under high-stress situations during rush hour, and during these times, accidents happen.
 
When rush hour happens and a grease fire takes place in Highland Park, commercial fire damage can affect your entire business. SERVPRO technicians can make everything “Like it never even happened” which makes it possible to stay in business. Failure to mitigate such damage early allows it to continually damage additional areas in your building.
 
Removing any damaged materials, such as countertops or tables, curtains, papers and posters, and anything else makes it easier to recover with smoke-killing paints. Washing soot-filled cooking utensils, bakeware, and other equipment gets these items ready for the next time your staff needs them. Pots and pans also need any traces of soot removed so future meals do not taste off and provide patrons with the food they know and enjoy.
 
Shelving and cupboards can end up covered in areas rarely seen, such as the top shelves, so we make sure we reach these areas. Afterward, we visually inspect them to make sure they no longer contain any black deposits that might end up on stored items.
 
Any carpeted areas in your diner most likely contain significant amounts of soot that bonded tightly with the fibers. The sooner SERVPRO can clean these and extract the sticky soot the more likely we can restore them to preloss condition and save your business the added expense of replacing the carpet.
 
Removing greasy deposits of smoke and soot from surfaces keeps odors down but does not eliminate them entirely. We need to address these deposits from the areas that remain unseen. We do this by using thermal fogging. With this method, the fog forcefully enters the same areas that the smoke pushed smoky particles into and then eliminates them.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery also protects businesses in Arrowhead and Centennial Hill from the effects of fire damage. When businesses can reopen quickly after a disaster, their chances of staying in business increase, while the risk of closing permanently significantly decreases. Call us at (334) 273-0992 to see how we can help you save your business from this and other disasters.

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When You Need Water Removal In Your Highland Park Home

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When You Need Water Removal In Your Highland Park Home SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage from Leaking Appliances in the Highland Park Area with Rapid Removal

Highland Park Homeowners Turn to SERVPRO for Water Cleanup after Appliance Failure

Appliances are a welcomed convenience to your Highland Park residence, but one that does not come without its share of risks. As these machines age, they become less and less able to prevent the water supply they receive from ending up on the floor around them. Often this is something as simple as a missing seal or bushing that has just worn down to nothing, but it can leave you with a substantial mess on your hands, especially if you were not at home at the time and aware of a problem. Regardless of how dire the circumstances are, professional restoration services can help you to overcome this hurdle and return your home to preloss conditions more quickly than you could alone.

No matter the appliances or the maintenance time that you put into each of them, it is impossible to rid your home entirely of the possibility of water damages. The trouble with these incidents is that they tend to leave high volumes on the floor, leading to a need for water removal services in your Highland Park residence as opposed to simple mopping and drying. Our SERVPRO team can help you to overcome this overwhelming scenario and give you back your house in its original condition, usually, "Like it never even happened."

One of the first things that our professionals have to do when we arrive at your home is to determine the source of the damage and if that is something that our technicians can fix on site,  such as a small leak. Sometimes these scenarios require dedicated attention to your appliances by a repair technician, but some issues our SERVPRO professionals can handle on our own.

Extraction is a critical component to the restoration process in these situations, but often the only required tools for this process are portable sump pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. Drying the area follows this step and is an essential component to restoring your home.

Finding your home in need of water removal services is never an easy thing for a homeowner to face. Fortunately, this is not something that you have to handle alone. You can rely on our SERVPRO of Montgomery water damage restoration technicians to help you overcome the damage and restore your home quickly. (334) 273-0992.

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A Grease Blaze in Your Montgomery Restaurant Kitchen Can Lead to Fire Damage If It Is Not Smothered Properly

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Grease Blaze in Your Montgomery Restaurant Kitchen Can Lead to Fire Damage If It Is Not Smothered Properly Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration in Montgomery--Always Call SERVPRO

Commercial Cleanup After Fires Are Best Left to the Professionals--Call SERVPRO

Fire damage is the last thing you want to befall your restaurant, but especially in the kitchen. It can completely halt the flow of your business since you are unable to serve food, not even take-out, while the damage lingers. Getting the damage remediated as soon as possible is the best solution that you could pursue for your business.
 
Cooking involves oils and greases, and it is essential to use oil while doing so, but it could cause fire damage to your Montgomery kitchen when done irresponsibly. Sometimes, while cooking, the flame of the burner under your pan can jump from airborne splattered grease and then into your pan, igniting everything in it. A grease is particularly dangerous if it is not appropriately smothered with the lid of a pot.
 
Unfortunately, the first instinct for many people is to try and extinguish a grease fire with the use of water. However, this practice can actually have a "splashing" like effect, igniting other parts of the kitchen and severely burning anyone close. A small fire in a pan can quickly turn into a much larger fire with one action, and it is wise to call for remediation as soon as firefighters have dealt with it. If your kitchen is equipped with a fire-suppressant system then possibly the physical damage was minimized, but the powdery mess remains behind requiring professional cleanup.
 
SERVPRO strives to get to your eatery as quickly as possible after receiving your call. If the remediation doesn't happen right away, the higher the chance of permanent damage is. Our SERVPRO techs can immediately begin to clean up fire-damaged area, ridding it of any charred bits or ruined equipment.
 
Afterward, we can clean the soot off of the various surfaces of your business through chemical cleaning methods. Once SERVPRO has thoroughly cleaned your kitchen, and rid it of the physical evidence, we can use tools like thermal foggers to free your nose of the scent left behind by the fire.
 
When your restaurant kitchen suffers a grease fire, do not delay. Dial (334) 273-0992 as soon as you can to contact SERVPRO of Montgomery. No matter the time, our doors are open to you.

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Water Removal Actions For Montgomery Homes

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Actions For Montgomery Homes Water removal in Montgomery or anywhere else in Alabama needs to be done by a professional service.

Water Removal For Homes

Montgomery homes are vulnerable to flooding from the weather and more mundane sources. When it happens, the water can affect some property fast enough to force disposal in just a few hours.

Water removal in Montgomery or anywhere else in Alabama needs to be done by a professional service. SERVPRO restoration teams have extensive training to rapidly draw water out of a home to prevent or reduce the level of damage to both structural and personal property.

Our restoration technicians begin by removing standing water. They use pumps for water levels more than about ankle-high. Each team has a variety of pumps in their equipment inventory for large and small homes and depending on how long they may need to operate to clear out each residence.

Once the water is down to just above the surface, technicians switch to extraction wands to draw out water from wood floors and carpets. Team members can adjust the speed and power level of each device to match the amount of remaining water and to avoid causing damage to the floorboards or pulling up fibers from the nape of the carpet.

For concrete surfaces, other SERVPRO team members use long-handled squeegees to push water out of the garage, patio or other areas of the home that has a concrete pad. Regardless if the surface is concrete, carpet or wood, our technician's follow-up with air movers, dehumidifiers, and fans to force out remaining excess moisture.

They set-up the dehumidifiers in every affected room to draw water from the air and surrounding property. Depending on the amount of moisture present, each device can remove over 20 gallons every 24 hours.

Specialists set-up the air movers and fans to push warm air over surfaces to quickly dry them without causing cracking in wood furniture or building material like sheetrock. Both devices are also very useful to complete drying of carpets and to remove any trace amounts of moisture on concrete floors or trapped between the slabs.

Every home has different needs after a water intrusion. If you need our help to remove water and return your home to its original, dry state, contact SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 today. We are here for you.

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Understanding The Flood Restoration Process For Your Highland Park Residence

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Understanding The Flood Restoration Process For Your Highland Park Residence SERVPRO Saves Many Homes in Highland Park from Flooding with Rapid Response and Water Removal

Fast Arrival and Water Extraction by SERVPRO Mitigates Flood Damage to Your Home or Business

As much as you might work to prevent disasters and unfortunate circumstances to your Highland Park home, there are always going to be situations that are out of your control. Flash flooding is such an instance. As the name would suggest, these disasters offer little in the way of warning, and ill-prepared homes that are not able to withstand the immense water pressures from the outside can be susceptible to widespread damages.

The unfortunate aspect in all of this is that you might not even know that your house is not able to withstand the threat of flash flooding until the damage is upon you. Once you have discovered any severity of flood damage in your Highland Park residence, you should be on the phone with our SERVPRO team working to get our experienced technicians on site and working to stop the flow of water into your house, if possible.

When we arrive at your house, we often work most quickly on sealing up the vulnerable points (often with hydraulic cement) to stop water flow into the basement area. Extraction follows quickly after this process. It could be as fundamental as portable pumps and wet vacs, but more severe cases require us to dispatch a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet to get the water removed more efficiently.

Getting the area dried completely is another critical component of the restoration process. Lingering moisture is a welcome mat for microbial and mold growth, so our experienced IICRC certified professionals work to ensure that any dampness gets dried up. Any damaged construction materials that retain water and are rendered non-salvageable also get discarded.

While there is nothing quite as overwhelming as widespread damage to the home that you live in, our professionals can help you to clean up the mess and get back to the way things should be quickly, "Like it never even happened." You can count on our SERVPRO of Montgomery water damage restoration specialists to help you anytime that you need us. Give us a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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When Mold Damage in Your Highland Park Home Requires Reconstruction or Remodeling

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When Mold Damage in Your Highland Park Home Requires Reconstruction or Remodeling Finding mold damage in your basement is a problem that needs to be dealt with right away. Contact SERVPRO for excellent remediation options.

SERVPRO Technicians Thoroughly Investigate and Then Remediate Mold Damage in Your Basement

There is nothing that can be as misunderstood or nerve-wracking as discovering mold and fungal growth in your Highland Park residence. While you might work diligently as a homeowner to keep moisture and dampness outside of your home, sometimes these preventative measures fail, and you get left with areas like the basement remaining damp or wet. These conditions can feed mold spores in the environment and allow mold growth on organic materials in this affected area.

Of all of the ways that mold damage can affect your Highland Park residence, structural concerns are among the worst. If colonies thrive for extended periods without removal or remediation, they can significantly weaken or even compromise structural components of your home as well as elements like flooring, ceilings, and drywall. While our SERVPRO remediation technicians work quickly to help you restore the damage that is present in your home, sometimes restoration and remediation are no longer possible.

When our technicians arrive at a home in which mold could grow and thrive for an extended period, the result was often severe damages to the construction materials like wood framing, flooring, and walls. When the damage is too severe for the remediation techniques for colony removal would be ineffective, the only solution left is to replace these damaged areas with new materials.

Our SERVPRO professionals work to restore and salvage the areas that can still get repaired through our standard remediation process. For those areas that cannot, we remove these materials and often leave reinstallation of these new materials to residential contractors once our work has completed in your home. Small repairs and reinstallment efforts can get done by our team, but for significant rebuilds and reconstruction, we encourage the use of a construction contractor to finish the job.

Mold remediation is something that no homeowner ever wants to need, but taking care of the fungal growth in your home is time sensitive and better for your health. Health effects have gotten linked to exposure to mold, so trust our SERVPRO of Montgomery remediation technicians to help you take care of the problem as soon as you find it. Give us a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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Deodorization Techniques Neutralize Smelly Remnants of Fire Damage in Your Montgomery Property

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Deodorization Techniques Neutralize Smelly Remnants of Fire Damage in Your Montgomery Property Odor after a fire can linger for a very long time unless remediated properly. Contact SERVPRO to discuss and retain our services.

SERVPRO Understands That Fire Damage Remediation Includes Dealing With Any Odors That Remain

During a house fire, the wide variety of materials that either catch fire or become so heated that they give off fumes fill your Montgomery home with toxic smoke and gases. These by-products can cause problems for your family by damaging belongings and making breathing difficult for sensitive individuals.
 
Within your home's enclosed environment, even a small amount of fire damage in Montgomery easily causes long-lasting soot, and other chemical changes accumulate. Restoration of your home's interior that mitigates fire damage also removes a majority of the soot while airing out your home helps dissipate the gases.
 
Soot contains components that can destroy the sheen on glossy, hard substances, creating a permanent dullness that can keep reminding your family of the fire. Even though we remove these particles from your home's interior wherever we can locate them, inaccessible areas continue to harbor them. Particles that remain behind steadily decompose and drift back into your home's atmosphere. As they do this, many people can detect these smaller particles as a distinct, acrid odor.
 
While masking these odors can provide short-term relief from them, ridding your home of left-behind soot clinging to the interior spaces of walls, ceilings, and other hard-to-reach areas can put an end to this constant battle. SERVPRO's Odor Control Technician (OCT) can perform highly effective odor control management techniques that leave your home smelling beautiful once again.
 
Special deodorizing agents in a mixture loaded into a thermal fogging machine chemically bond with smoke particles produced as a part of your home's fire damage. After this bonding takes place, these now-altered particles can no longer waft back into the air, even when temperatures rise or an increase in humidity takes place that once caused spikes in the strength of the odors experienced.
 
Our technician uses the thermal fogging machine to inject a heated mist into your home that follows the smoke's pathways. This mist easily penetrates into areas that would remain otherwise inaccessible to us or our cleaning tools. Because the agents bond with the particles throughout your home, this procedure efficiently treats your entire home at one time.
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery North is always ready to help homeowners bring their homes back to pre'loss condition after any disaster. Fire damage causes many unwanted and drastic changes to a house, and we can help you restore your home by eliminating these, making it "Like it never even happened." Residents can always call us at (334) 273-0992, and discuss how we can help mitigate the damage sustained by their home.

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Dealing with Flood Damage in Highland Park

5/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing with Flood Damage in Highland Park SERVPRO acts quickly to restore your home after flood damage and return your home to its pre loss condition "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Puts You at Ease During the Flood Damage Restoration Process

When a Highland Park homeowner finds himself ankle deep in water, he does not want to hear that his restoration service can be there tomorrow. He and his family need someone to arrive as swiftly as possible, begin work, and provide as much education and even comfort, as possible.

Any flood damage to a Highland Park home requires an emergency response. At SERVPRO we found, over time, that there are certain tasks to begin immediately once our restoration team puts boots on a customer’s property.

First, they put the homeowner and his family at ease. Once the team has the owner calmed down, everything else goes much easier and quicker. A simple way they do this is to point out everything that is not damaged.

Now, the team educates the homeowner. One of our inspectors points out the tasks the team starts first and provides details on how they accomplish them.

After this quick briefing, the team begins work in the home by protecting the structure and the contents inside from further damage. They close off any openings to the outside by boarding up doors and windows with plywood. If there is damage to the roof from the storm, SERVPRO technicians also use plywood or plastic sheeting to seal it off.

As they accomplish this, other team members remove as much water as possible. Depending on the size of the home, specialists bring in one or more commercial pumps and extraction wands to draw out most of the water; usually in less than a day.

With the bulk of the water gone, our team starts the drying process. Members set-up dehumidifiers to lower the inside humidity and use exhaust fans and air movers to draw out the damp air inside and replace it with warm air that also helps to dry the surfaces of the structure and property items like sofas.

Finally, they do everything to make the environment as comfortable as possible for the homeowner. The situation is difficult enough, and we try not to disrupt his life any further.

Restoring a home after a flood is not easy, but SERVPRO of Montgomery does it quickly and with as little stress to the owner and other residents as possible. If you need us, call today at (334) 273-0992. Our office is here for you.

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