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Professional Water Damage Restoration Services For Montgomery Residents

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Professional Water Damage Restoration Services For Montgomery Residents When you have flooding or water damage in your home, it can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property and help prevent mold.

SERVPRO Handles BOTH Small and Large Scale Water Removal Tasks

If your Montgomery home suffers water damage as a result of water leaks or flooding, there are specific measures you have to consider. That is when you need water cleanup and removal specialists to dry your property and mitigate the damage. Below, we are going to take you through some of the techniques that these professionals employ to restore your property. 
 
When you are working with a locally owned company like SERVPRO to solve water damage problems in Montgomery, technicians start by tracing the wet areas and their respective moisture levels. Thermo-hygrometers, moisture meters, and moisture sensors are some of the tools that our professionals use to examine the level of moisture in contents. After that, drying the materials to their standard moisture levels follows. 
 
Water extraction is vital during the restoration process. Extractors and pumps are some of the tools that our SERVPRO technicians use to remove the water. Extractors can either be portable or truck mounted, and they all have three key components: vacuum, pump, and the heater systems. The vacuum component is very crucial during water extraction, but when cleaning upholstery and carpets, all the three work together. 
 
When performing moisture extraction in areas with limited access, portable extractors are preferred. The work of truck mounted extractors is similar to that of the portable ones, with the significant difference being that they come with their powering sources and are more powerful. Additionally, truck mounts can efficiently perform restorative cleaning and water removal. 
 
Our SERVPRO technicians may also use pumps to remove the accumulated water when attending to a water damage incident. However, we do not use the pumps when debris is present. The team uses submersible pumps when the depth of the standing water is more than two inches. It is important to note that certified service providers follow the IICRC standards in the restoration work. 
 
SERVPRO of Montgomery is an industry leader that attends to all mold, water, storm and fire disasters. Call us at (334) 273-0992 and learn more about the available options. 

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Steady Rain Has Nowhere to Go But Inside Your Chisholm Home

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Steady Rain Has Nowhere to Go But Inside Your Chisholm Home Don't let flooding take over your home. Call SERVPRO for quick remediation and action to prevent a mold infestation

SERVPRO Responds Quickly In Order to Remediate Flood Damage and Prevent Secondary Mold Damage

Many areas of the country experience heavy rains in the spring and early summer, and our area is no exception. These types of storms send water flooding into your home at its lowest level. Restoring the damage done from several inches of water pouring into your house needs the professional help of the skilled staff at SERVPRO. 
 
The one thing you do not want to do when flood damage occurs in your Chisholm house is to wait to see if things get better on their own. Water can damage your home’s structure and contents if it remains inside for any amount of time. Also, if moisture levels remain high within your house, you run the risk of mold growth and damage. Flood damage recovery is at the heart of our business plan, and we pledge to do everything within our power to return you to pre loss condition. 
 
Our SERVPRO team needs to complete some preliminary steps before they begin removing the water and then drying out your home after the flood. First, we need to be certain that there is no risk of electrocution. Many appliances in the flood water use electricity, so we risk trouble if the power is live. Second, other tools and systems use natural gas or oil for fuel, and they also need to be shut off while our crews work. We also need to be mindful of any structural damage or weakness that puts restorers or you in danger. 
 
Once we clear any hazards, we begin by removing standing or puddled water in the lowest levels of your house. A submersible pump works for deeper flood waters, and once the level goes down, we use extractors, which are powerful water vacuums. Air movers are the next line of defense, staged to reduce the moisture content of flooring, walls, and ceilings. Carpeting dries in place if we can lift it to get air moving on both top and bottom. Padding is inexpensive, and we often remove and replace it as it dries too slowly and incompletely. 
 
With our drying goals met, we take a final look for any microbial growth. Mold spores are always present, and it just takes a boost of a little water to get them growing. Drying out the structure within 48 hours gives SERVPRO staff the best chance of preventing flood-related mold growth. 
 
Driving rain flooding into your home has little chance of permanently damaging your house if SERVPRO of Montgomery works on your behalf. A call to our dispatchers at (334) 273-0992 ensures we get on the job within just a few hours.

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The Issues Soot Damage Can Cause To Your Home In Montgomery

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Issues Soot Damage Can Cause To Your Home In Montgomery Let our SERVPRO of Montgomery professionals work to return your fire-damaged property to its preloss condition quickly.

Why Soot Damage Can Be Problematic In Your Montgomery Home

Of all the hazardous situations that can result from a fire in your Montgomery home, several effects can prove impossible for homeowners to remove or restore on their own. Professional restoration is more than just suggested after a widespread structure fire on your property, but a necessity that can help you get back to your home as promptly as possible after a disaster. Our crew can help with every facet of recovery, including the incredibly damaging presence of soot throughout the interior of your home.

Soot removal and cleaning is one facet of fire damage recovery in your Montgomery home that homeowners often believe they can handle on their own. There are many risks associated with cleaning soot residue without the advanced equipment that our professionals have. Our SERVPRO team has seen failed attempts at cleaning soot from walls and carpeting that proved impossible to restore and these materials needed to get removed and replaced to complete the restoration.

Soot spreads out much farther than any other effect from the fire in many cases. It can also get moved through the HVAC system to impact other areas of your property that might be far away from the combustion site. Removing the presence of soot sediment on surfaces requires a specific approach that begins with our high-powered vacuums that work to break up the matting and pull the bulk of the soot away from the affected surface.

With a light residue remaining, our SERVPRO professionals can introduce affected materials to our industrial-grade, OSHA-approved solvents, and detergents combined with dry or wet sponging. Our efforts can often prevent the need for demolition and reconstruction when soot damage is the only effect on a surface or material.

While many potential effects and hazards can result after a fire in your home, soot damage is something that you cannot remove on your own. Let our SERVPRO of Montgomery professionals work to return your fire-damaged property to its preloss condition quickly. Give us a call today at (334) 273-0992.

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Some Shortcuts to Flood Damage Remediation Success in Montgomery

3/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Some Shortcuts to Flood Damage Remediation Success in Montgomery Flooding in the crawlspace can quickly affect your home in a negative way. Contact our SERVPRO team for services.

Water Removal and Drying of Flooded Montgomery Crawlspace

The crawlspace of your Montgomery home serves a vital role in helping technicians and the homeowner access utilities and other areas of the property otherwise buried and difficult to reach. This area also works to protect your home against persistent threats like flooding. Effects from a disaster like this can spread quickly throughout the first level of your house without this added 24 to 36 inches of space between the ground and the flooring of your main level. When flooding does occur, removing the water and drying out the area quickly is important to protect your property against several threats.

The first and foremost threat with flood damage in the crawlspace of your Montgomery home is the structural effects that result from prolonged moisture and dampness throughout this area of your property. With saturation and dampened materials, supports for your flooring, framework, and beams can all become weakened from the prolonged exposure to excessive moisture and wicking common flood damages in the crawlspace.

Another concern that homeowners should have that could inspire them to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals as soon as this disaster occurs is the threat of mold growth. While these effects might start at a precise point, this organism can spread quickly through the floor of your house and damage structural integrity and pose potential health effects for those exposed to the spreading colony.

From the time that our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we can get to work quickly on extracting the water from this exposed area of your property and working to dry out the area as well. Often portable sump pumps are sufficient for this extraction. If persistent moisture is a common problem beyond the immediate flood damage, we can also offer crawlspace encapsulation to keep this area protected from moisture and potential mold growth moving forward.

Even with the crawlspace serving such a vital role for your home, many homeowners still do not get it the immediate flood damage restoration it needs when disaster strikes. You can trust our SERVPRO of Montgomery rapid response team to offer effective solutions to return this portion of your property to preloss conditions. Give us a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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Keep Your Schools Open With Our Team's Help In Montgomery

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Keep Your Schools Open With Our Team's Help In Montgomery We are available for any job big or small when your school is faced with a water loss incident. We are here for you 24/7 so call us today.

Efficient Water Cleanup for Montgomery Schools

Running a public Montgomery school leaves you with many plates to balance, not the least of which is the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities to provide a safe and functional learning space for students. Disasters and water loss incidents can occur with little warning, but many of these situations can spread more quickly than custodial staff can manage, leading to either inadequate cleaning of the mess that has occurred or new areas becoming unnecessarily damaged from spreading water that your janitorial crew cannot prevent.

When water clean up is necessary in Montgomery public schools, a fast response from trained professionals is a must. SERVPRO professionals have equipment and expertise to assess the full scope of the damage, check our progress of drying and extraction, and to ensure that water damage does not continue to spread and affect new areas from the time that we arrive.

When our professionals arrive at your school, we can get to work on inspecting the damage to determine the best approach to remove the moisture and restore the effects. In some situations, extraction might be a necessary inclusion to the restoration process, and we have portable sump pumps, extraction wands, and even truck-mounted pumps if the situation is severe enough.

Drying is critical to prevent the spread of the damage to new areas and to protect the structural integrity of saturated materials. Throughout this drying process with dehumidifiers and our air movers, we can monitor our progress with the use of moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras. These tools can identify moisture pockets that require attention and focused efforts. This technology can help us to maximize our drying efforts to provide the most efficient and effective approach to eliminating the moisture and dampness from a recent water loss incident.

When you have a high volume of students, faculty, and their respective families to satisfy, you cannot afford a lengthy shutdown of the school to recover from a water loss incident. Give our SERVPRO of Montgomery rapid response team a call today at (334) 273-0992.

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If A Mold Infestation Is Causing A Problem In Your Highland Park Home, Call Our Specialists 24/7!

2/20/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation If A Mold Infestation Is Causing A Problem In Your Highland Park Home, Call Our Specialists 24/7! Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 now.

A Solution To Mold Damage That Is Available 24 Hours A Day For Highland Park Residents

A musty odor in certain parts of the home can be due to mold infection. These type of infection occur when microscopic airborne mold spores settle on a hidden damp spot. In the majority of cases, these damp spots are the result of a water leak or previous flood situation that is not dealt with thoroughly. Warm, moist and humid areas of the home are prime conditions for mold proliferation which can see spores form colonies in as little as 72 hours. If you suspect mold in the home, you should seek professional remediation services immediately to limit the damages.

Property owners who notice the visible signs of mold damage in Highland Park should use our emergency call line. We operate it 24 hours a day and can arrange a service with you by phone in one hour from notification of loss. An expertly trained technician can arrive at your property within four.

Due to a combination of the agitative cleaning methods we use to remove mold and natural airflow in the home, it is vital to quarantine the affected zone. SERVPRO uses either physical barriers like plastic sheeting or negative air pressure to ensure that mold spores do not escape during the cleaning phase. We can apply anti-microbial treatment to carpets and anti-microbial base coats to walls or ceilings to prevent mold returning after service.

Anti-microbial chemicals have limited effectiveness if the source of mold is not dealt with immediately. Often, a damp spot can be hidden inside wall cavities or beneath your subfloor. SERVPRO can remove these elements, assess your sheetrock and subfloor mat or use injectidry systems to dry inside the wall cavity. In some cases, materials like sheetrock can be permanently damaged, requiring removal, replacement, and disposal.

SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to detect hidden damp spots. Sometimes an unpleasant aroma can remain behind after the remediation process. By deploying water-based foggers, we can remove the odors without affecting your indoor air quality or using dangerous chemicals. At the end of service, we can conduct a walk-through to highlight the work done and keep you informed.
 
A professional cleanup could save you money in the long run. Contact SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 now.

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Our Team Provides Professional Water Cleanup Services For Highland Park

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Team Provides Professional Water Cleanup Services For Highland Park Call our professionals at (334) 273-0992 as soon as you realize there is an issue.

Water Cleanup Services For Your Highland Park Home

Finding water dripping from the ceiling of your Highland Park home from a damaged roof is something that must be checked out immediately. Left unaddressed, a ceiling that is damaged from water can result in a weakened structure and mold growth. Whether your ceiling is constructed of plaster, drywall, or another material, you cannot protect it from leaking water, so it is necessary to get the roof fixed right away.

Water damage and water cleanup in your Highland Park home need to be done by a professional remediation company to ensure it is done correctly. Because of the nature of water damage emergencies, SERVPRO is always standing by to come to your aid. We understand that the longer the water is allowed to sit, the more destruction is done.

SERVPRO techs need to ensure proper drying and repair is done. If any moisture is left behind, mold can grow and cause additional damage. It is essential that we also take great care if we need to cut out any of the water damaged ceiling drywall so that we do not cut any electrical wires or other vital parts of your structure.

Getting airflow into the affected area is the best way to dry damp drywall. To do this and remove the excess moisture, we use industrial fans and dehumidifiers. The fans are pointed directly at the area which needs drying, and the dehumidifiers remove the moisture from the air. These devices are monitored daily and moved as needed to ensure the fastest drying times.

Once the area is dry, we check for any areas where the wood or drywall is too weak or warped to be structurally sound. We remove and throw away any materials which are damaged, which includes bulging drywall, discolored drywall, pieces which have mold growth, and softwood. We can then repair your ceiling.

SERVPRO of Montgomery is always available to help you dry your home in Chisholm, Arrowhead, or County Downs after a water damage emergency of any kind. Call our professionals at (334) 273-0992 as soon as you realize there is an issue.

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SERVPRO Acts Fast To Restore Mold Damage in Highland Park Homes

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO Acts Fast To Restore Mold Damage in Highland Park Homes Moisture allows mold growth to grow rapidly our team has the right tools to remove and restore the damage it has caused.

Fast Mold Removal for Highland Park Properties 

When your Highland Park home falls victim to microbial and mold growth, you do not have much time before the situation can get out of control, if it is not already. These organisms can spread quickly throughout a home and can continue to feed and thrive off of the organic materials used to construct your house. Finding the right professional remediation service quickly is critical to protecting the investment that you have made in your house and restoring the damage that the mold growth has caused to the affected areas. 

Many Highland Park homeowners when dealing with mold damage have become misguided into believing that is not as serious or as pressing of a concern for their property. Moreover, they assume that without direct intervention that these conditions naturally improve on their own. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Our SERVPRO professionals have the experience and the training to assess mold damage and to deliver the appropriate remediation and restoration tactics to return your home to pre-mold conditions. 

While we cannot entirely remove mold from your home, as microscopic spores exist naturally in the environment, we do have effective and efficient removal techniques for colonies. While we work to preserve affected materials and structural elements whenever possible, sometimes controlled demolition efforts are the best option for reducing the cost and time spent restoring the property. 

The moisture that allowed mold growth can occur from a variety of sources, reducing this dampness on your property is critical to preventing recurrences. Our professionals assess the source of the moisture during our inspection and can work to offer effective solutions to eliminate or dramatically reduce dampness in this affected area of your home moving forward. 

Finding mold growth in your home might be alarming, but with the right professional assistance, this situation can get resolved quickly and efficiently. Our SERVPRO of Montgomery applied microbial remediation technicians have the tools and experience to remove colonies and restore the damage they have caused. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (334) 273-0992.

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Has a Plumbing Failure Created an Indoor Pool in Your Montgomery Home?

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Has a Plumbing Failure Created an Indoor Pool in Your Montgomery Home? Plumbing failures can cause hundreds of gallons of water to infiltrate your home within a short time.

Water Damage Experts In Montgomery Talk About Extraction Methods

Whenever a plumbing system fails inside your Montgomery home, hundreds of gallons can pour into your structure in a matter of hours. Especially if the problem happens when you are not home, you can return to an excessive water damage problem. In some situations, the water can get deep and saturate many of your contents and building materials. If standing water stays inside a structure for a long time, the relative humidity level indoors can rise which can cause other secondary problems. Whenever dealing with any water damage situation, our SERVPRO technicians know that extracting moisture while it is still in its liquid form is much easier than removing from the air or your structural components.  

As soon as our highly trained team arrives at your home we begin assessing the situation and figure out how to return your home to normal "Like it never even happened." Our SERVPRO crew provides fast 24/7 service as soon as we receive your call about a water damage situation in Montgomery. Our technicians are located in the area so that we can arrive at your residence promptly. After we figure out the best approach and deem the work area safe, we begin extracting moisture that is still in liquid form. We first start removing any standing water before we move on to extracting moisture from your carpet and contents.  

If more than two inches of standing water present anywhere inside your home, we can use submersible pumps to put the water into a sewage drain. Once all the deep, standing water gets removed, we can utilize other types of advanced technology we have at our disposal. To remove moisture from thick, heavily saturated carpets, we can implement a truck-mounted extractor and a weighted extraction tool. To remove moisture from pieces of furniture like couches, we can attach a smaller water claw extraction tool to the truck-mounted extractor.  

If you ever have a problem with standing water inside your home, call SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 immediately after you notice there may be an issue.

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Learn How Your Furnace Could Start A Fire In Your Montgomery Home

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn How Your Furnace Could Start A Fire In Your Montgomery Home Let SERVPRO's certified technicians be the first to restore your home from fire and smoke damage.

Puffback Residue is a Form of Fire Damage Affecting Many Homes in Montgomery

Keeping your family comfortable during the winter means you take measures to weatherize your home by sealing cracks around doors and windows. Making sure that your exterior walls contain enough insulation also keeps heating costs as low as possible while keeping your house cozily warm.

Many homeowners in Montgomery know that fire damage can result from overloaded electrical circuits and burning cigarettes. The majority also know that they should check the furnace every Fall to make sure that it does not need repairs and that it should last throughout the season. Few people want to find themselves without heat during the winter because of a furnace that quit working in the middle of the night.

Puffback is a problem that can develop in your furnace that allows it to continue heating your home. Telltale signs include a loud bang when the furnace is starting its heat cycle. You also might begin to notice a darkening around the furnace's housing and around heat vents. Most homes continue to stay warm, with little or no noticeable change.

These deposits around your vents and the furnace indicate a buildup of creosote inside the ducts and the interior of the furnace. Creosote is very flammable and can catch fire easily. The loud bang or boom heard is when the furnace misfires and a buildup of fuel ignites at once. This small explosion pushes partially combusted fuel out of the furnace and into the ducts, where it and the creosote gets stuck along the way.

The entire interior of the duct becomes capable of catching fire, causing your entire home to burn. When your furnace starts showing signs of puffback, you need to replace your furnace and get the creosote deposits cleaned up and removed, just like you would any other type of fire damage. You may have never seen the fire caused by this because it remains hidden inside the furnace and the ducts.

Merely replacing the defective furnace with a newer model only partially protects your family and home from risks. Also, the creosote can disintegrate and make your home full of a distinct and unpleasant odor. SERVPRO technicians can get all of this fire damage residue cleaned up, making your home safe again, ”Like it never even happened.” Once eliminated from ducts and surfaces, odors significantly diminish, also.

SERVPRO of Montgomery is always ready to send IICRC-certified technicians to your Chisholm of Arrowhead home to help mitigate fire damage caused by malfunctioning furnaces or other appliances. We also serve homeowners in the areas around both Gunter and Maxwell Air Force Bases. Call us at (334) 273-0992, and we can explain more about how our services can help you and your family.

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