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Does Your Wright County Home Have A Mold Problem?

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Wright County Home Have A Mold Problem? In Wright County, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

 


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. 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 a pet.

  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. 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.

  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.


 


If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 763-295-1161

How To Restore A Home Or Business After Flood Damage

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

How To Restore A Home Or Business After Flood Damage

When the floods invade a home, the success of the restoration and repair work depends on the expertise of your home renovation contractor. Home water damage can affect the dry wall, and you need to know the materials you need to remove before you create a home restoration and flood mitigation budget. Modern homes have a vast range of materials that can be damaged by the floods. Since most people value the visual aesthetics more than the durability of these finishes, the damage could be significant. Water cleanup will help you to undertake a professional analysis of the water damage before you embark on the restoration. When undertaking the renovation process, be sure to replace the fragile materials with durable options such as concrete and stone walls. While wood floors might appear beautiful, wood is susceptible to flood damage. If you do not address the problem soon, you might have to replace the entire floor.

Keeping the Home Dry

Drying a home after water damage is a crucial step toward combating the mold development. Wood can warp, swell, and start rotting after a few days. Since the natural stone is durable, it will only require a wire brush to restore its original glow. If you live in a flood-prone area, choose your building materials wisely. Drying the water in business terraces can reduce flood damage and contribute to the mitigation and control of mold development. Also, you should rethink the home design. The designs that allow water to pass under the crawlspaces can protect your home from floods. The secret is to raise the floor above the flood level to prevent such damage. Floods can also promote the mold damage as a result of the damp conditions. Water in business parking lots should flow to the main drainage systems or retention basins tom prevent flooding problems. Home restoration after the flood damage can be a costly venture, but you can cut the costs if you take the necessary flood mitigation procedures seriously. Water in home indoor areas can be difficult to remove since the damp conditions will persist for a while.

Backflow Valves

The best way to ensure that the water in home trenches does not find its way into the home is to install some backflow valves. The key to preventing the damp conditions is to waterproof your home, repair the cracks, inspect the roof, and monitor the plumbing system. Flood mitigation involves replacing the fragile materials with durable and resilient options. While drying the home is a key step when it comes to combating the water damage, you need to remove the molds as well. Homeowners should also inspect their drainage systems to look out for blockages that might curtail the flow of storm water during a flood. All water in business roofs should flow into the gutters without leakages that might cause some flooding problems. During the water cleanup, you should take a holistic approach where you dry the home, combat the mold, and mitigate the damage. After the thorough water cleanup, be sure to dry the home before you embark on the refinishing process.

Water in Home Drains Can Spread Mold

Flood mitigation can help you to save on water cleanup, drying, and restoration. Installing the backflow valves is another way to prevent water from flowing back into your home during a heavy storm. Flood damage comes in many forms, but the severity of the problem depends on the magnitude of the floods. Backflow valves also come in handy in the sewer since they prevent the sewerage from going back to the house. You can reduce the degree of water damage by drying the house as soon as possible. The water in home gardens should not get inside the buildings. The drains can also spread the spores throughout the home. The water in business drainage systems should not flow backwards, and backflow valves come in handy in such a scenario. Visit http://www.SERVPROwrightcounty.com for more information on water damage restoration.

Finding Help For Fire Damaged Buildings

5/22/2017 (Permalink)


Finding Help For Fire Damaged Buildings

There is nothing more heartbreaking than a fire. Whether it is fire damage in home or fire damage in business, seeing precious items either go up in smoke or suffer smoke damage is devastating.

Once the fire engines have left the scene and things have cooled down, it is time to call a fire damage restoration company. These companies are well equipped to do a complete cleanup job quickly and efficiently. All companies engaged in home and in business fire problems are guided by strict EPA regulations regarding chemicals and other products they use, which means they will leave the premises clean and in good condition.

PRIMARY STEPS

It is important to choose a Fire damage company that has a proven reputation. When these professionals arrive they will survey the damage, explain what fire cleanup needs to be done and provide a written estimate.

Their first fire cleanup job will be to remove articles such as rugs, furniture and other objects that have been damaged by the fire in home or fire in business. They will then use their equipment, which includes blowers, suckers and other gear to remove the water from the area.

Once the water has been dissipated from the room, or rooms, they will work on removing the smoke smell, all fire cleanup damage and soot damage from the area. This will include floors, walls and ceilings. A great deal of this work requires special machinery but a lot of the work is done by hand.

Any furniture or other items that have suffered from smoke damage, or smoke smell, will have a thorough fire cleanup with the smoke damage removed. Often these items can be fully restored to their original condition.

SERIOUS DAMAGE

Many times when there is a fire in home or a fire in business there will be damage to the windows, walls or other parts of the structure. In this case, the first thing the fire damage restoration company will do is to secure the building. This may include placing plywood over the windows, tarps on the roof and so forth. They will be sure that the property is safe from vandals, animals or other intruders.

Commercial fire damage is especially serious. As a rule, there are combustible materials with a fire in business properties, which burn rapidly and do a great deal of fire damage.

In addition to the usual equipment, commercial fire damage restoration professionals will have to use special liquid cleaners to remove all the smoke damage, soot damage and a smoke smell from a fire in home or a fire in business.

Naturally, the business will want repairs made quickly by commercial fire damage professionals, especially if it is interfering with regular daily activities. A fire in business means loss of sales and repairs need to be done as quickly as possible.

RESTORATION WORK

The fire damage restoration company is equipped to make complete repairs to any fire damaged building. This includes replacing studs and drywall, painting and other tasks which will restore the building to its pre-fire condition. They are equipped to make major or minor reconstruction repairs if necessary. This is especially important in commercial fire damage.

CHOOSING A COMPANY

In many cases, an insurance company will be involved when there is a fire. They will want to inspect the Fire damage and determine the cost. A good fire damage restoration company will know how to work with the insurance company and come to an agreeable price.

If the person suffering a fire in home or fire in business does not not have insurance it is imperative that they talk with the fire damage restoration company and obtain a solid estimate on the cost of total repairs. The company should explain exactly what work they will do and the length of time involved.

Fortunately, with modern equipment and supplies, commercial fire damage and fire in home damage such as soot damage and smoke smell, can be addressed in a manner that restores the buildings to their original condition. This means that there will be no sign of smoke smell, soot damage or smoke damage apparent in the restored buildings, which allows people to return to their normal way of life.
Visit http://www.SERVPROwrightcounty.com for more information on fire damage.

The Consequences of Ignoring Mold Damage at Home

5/22/2017 (Permalink)

The Consequences of Ignoring Mold Damage at Home

Professional mold removal and remediation is highly beneficial when you find mold in the home, commercial mold damage, or the presence of mildew. Mold damage is not only damaging to the air quality at home or work, this is a fast-growing fungus with the potential to cause expensive damage to your home as it spreads rapidly. Mold in the home is not a problem you can afford to put off if you want to save your walls and money. Professional mold removal is not an option, and remediation and mitigation cannot wait. Many people who find mold in the home or experience commercial mold damage at work make the mistake of leaving it until they decide how to handle it, whether this means masking a smelly odor with deodorization or simply covering up mildew by wiping it down.

Mold Grows Fast

Mold in the home, commercial mold damage, and any other fungus in the home or office grows quickly. It doesn’t take much time or effort for this fungus to grow and spread. It needs nothing more than a small amount of moisture in a humid room. The general rule is the humidity level in your home or office should not exceed 40 percent to keep mold at bay. This fungus is in the air everywhere, and it needs only a small amount of moisture. It takes no more than two to three days to spread quickly throughout an entire house or office, which is what makes mold such a dangerous problem for any homeowner to deal with.

Mold Grows Everywhere

It’s not always visible. Mildew is now always visible either. If you notice a smelly odor coming from any location in your home despite no visible mold damage or mildew, you’ll want to use your deodorization product first and call for professional mold removal second. Remediation and mitigation become necessary in this situation. That smelly odor is likely caused by mold damage in the walls. If a pipe is leaking in the walls of a bathroom or kitchen, it’s not always noticeable until you notice that smelly odor. Deodorization is helpful to make things smell prettier, but deodorization does not kill or remove mold.

At the risk of causing slight panic, a smelly odor might indicate there is already a significant mold problem behind a wall. Now is not the time to try and do it yourself. It’s time to call a professional mold removal and remediation company to come in and handle the situation. Mitigation is possible with their professional equipment. They’re able to locate mold, mildew, and any other issues you cannot see in a matter of moments.

Ignoring Mold is Costly

While this fungus grows rapidly, it’s not always an expensive or huge problem if it’s caught quickly. Mitigation is simple when mold damage is located right away. It doesn’t matter if it’s commercial mold damage or mold in your home. If it’s caught quickly before it has time to spread, it can be easily remedied and removed. You’ll learn how to prevent mold from reoccurring, and you’ll minimize the issue from occurring again in the future.

If you ignore the mold, clean it yourself, or try to hide it by masking odors, the problem only grows worse. As it spreads and grows, mold begins to destroy drywall and other facets of your home or office. This means it’s a matter of time before you’ll need to remove portions of your walls, your flooring, and make a myriad of other expensive fixes. It never pays to ignore mold damage at home, at work, or anywhere else. Professional help is no one’s first choice, but it’s more affordable to pay for professional services upfront than it is to wait for the problem to grow and cause even more damage in your home. Visit http://www.SERVPROwrightcounty.com for more information on mold removal and remediation.

For Immediate Service in Wright County, Call SERVPRO

5/12/2017 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service in Wright County, Call SERVPRO Wright County Residents: We provide immediate service day or night!

 

 

SERVPRO of Wright County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Wright County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 763-295-1161

Residential Services

Whether your Wright County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Wright County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Wright County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

5/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Wright County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Burned Cabinets over the Stove

 


Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  


Smoke and soot facts:



  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.


Different Types of Smoke


There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Wright County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:


Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber



  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood



  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.


Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire



  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services


Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.


Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 763-295-1161

Restoring Your Wright County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

 

Flooding and water damage events at Wright County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Wright County

SERVPRO of Wright County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

Wright County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

4/13/2017 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of Wright County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 763-295-1161

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 of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

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 may 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)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Wright County

SERVPRO of Wright County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

When Storms or Floods hit Wright County, SERVPRO is ready!

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

 

SERVPRO of Wright County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Wright County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 763-295-1161