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How Professional Water Cleanup Services can Protect Your Home in Dayton from Serious Damage

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Professional Water Cleanup Services can Protect Your Home in Dayton from Serious Damage If the space under your kitchen cabinet is harboring water, the technicians at SERVPRO can open up a release point to dry the area out.

Team SERVPRO Efficiently Dries Out Your House After a Water Damage Incident

After an intrusive water incident in your Dayton home, much of the water can remain behind. We find this water in the form of liquid that rests on impermeable surfaces, absorbed into permeable structures, and also where it has evaporated into the air. Sometimes areas that absorbed water contain materials that make it difficult for trapped moisture to leave.
 
In a home, SERVPRO technicians perform water cleanup services in Dayton to prevent damage from both water and mold. Our services also protect your home from corrosive tendencies that can harm your home's electrical wiring.
 
To protect your home as much as possible, we must dry things out by removing the water everywhere it occurs. Reaching it in some places means we must remove some minor materials temporarily and drill tiny holes in other materials. When we remove materials, such as small boards in furnishings, we do so as carefully as possible. We want to use the same materials once we restore the area's dryness to normal levels again.
 
Drilling a hole into a structure is something we often find necessary, but we understand it can upset our customers. Because we want you to understand what we do and how it helps your home's restoration, we discuss such matters with you before performing such methods. We always drill the smallest hole possible that still provides us with the ventilation needed.
 
Walls are not the only place these holes come into play during water cleanup and restoration. The space under cabinets can retain water after a broken pipe or a flood. This water cannot remain if we want to succeed in restoring your home thoroughly. Here, we both remove the board in front of the cabinet's bottom, called the toekick, carefully so we can replace it later, and then we drill small holes.
 
After carrying out these two small operations, SERVPRO technicians then air out the space under the cabinet. We repeat this process for every cabinet affected by invasive water. Once dry inside, we can replace the toekick, concealing the holes. Just like we clear the air of excessive moisture, restoring dryness to hidden areas in your home helps accomplish our goals.
 
SERVPRO of Lafayette wants to help you restore and protect your home with professional water cleanup services that get your home dry again fast and efficiently. If you reside in the Indian Village, Ash Grove, of Buck Creek areas, we are here for you and only a phone call away. Our 24-hour services number, (765) 420-0077, is answered every day of the year.

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Choosing The Right Cleaning Actions To Address Fire Damage In Your Dayton Home

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing The Right Cleaning Actions To Address Fire Damage In Your Dayton Home Several factors determine the cleaning actions we employ during fire damage restoration.

Choosing The Right Cleaning Actions After A Fire

Several factors determine the cleaning actions we employ during fire damage restoration. We understand different rooms of your structure might be having different materials which means the same building might have different types of soot residues. At the same time, the methods we use to clean fragile materials are different to what we use when cleaning items which can withstand aggressive agitation in your Dayton home.

We are going to look at the absorption and immersion techniques which our SERVPRO technicians use when addressing fire damage incidents in Dayton. If we come across items which are likely to experience additional damage when subjected to the direct application of the solvent or water-based cleaning agents, we use the absorption techniques. During this process, we apply absorptive powders on the material, and the soot residues get cleaned through absorption. We then perform vacuuming to extract the captured particles. We prefer this technique when we are dealing with porous surfaces such as carpets, draperies, bricks, and concrete.

In some cases, our SERVPRO technicians can combine solvents and the absorptive powders. If we have to do that, we first treat the soils with the cleaning agent and then apply the powders on the treated surface. Once the surface is dry, we vacuum the area. Mixing the solvents and the powders before applying to the target area is also another option.

When cleaning some items, it may be necessary to control the temperature and quantity of the cleaning agent. Our SERVPRO team achieves that by using the immersion technique. An example is an ultrasonic cleaner which cleans through the use of sound waves. Since full immersion in a cleaning agent is necessary, the process is best suited to items which are just small enough to fit in a machine or tank.

SERVPRO of Lafayette responds Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is storm, mold, fire, or water damage. We have the right equipment, and our technicians are highly trained. For a stress-free restoration process, call us at (765) 420-0077.

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Firefighters Can Leave Your Dayton Cafe in Urgent Need of Water Cleanup Services

8/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Firefighters Can Leave Your Dayton Cafe in Urgent Need of Water Cleanup Services SERVPRO Offers Water Loss Recovery for Dayton Area Cafes and Retail Shops

SERVPRO Works Hard to Keep Your Dayton Business in Business

Many people often overlook the gallons upon gallons of water that ends up filling a space after a fire is put out, and they do not think of the fact that water cleanup services are usually required immediately afterward. The kitchen fire inside your cafe was sizable enough to bring the fire department to your front door. Like many fires that are extinguished, the damage was contained to the area, but the firefighting efforts left excessive amounts of water behind inside the kitchen and out. It is merely an unfortunate side effect of a necessary service.
 
When firefighters leave this kind of damage behind, it is essential for you to call for professional water cleanup services for your Dayton cafe that can also address the fire damage as soon as you can. Swift removal of the liquid is the wisest course of action to prevent further complications inside of your cafe.
 
SERVPRO always strives to work around your schedule and to arrive promptly. Should your fire have happened in the afternoon, we can work during the night to minimize business-loss. While we are at your establishment, we always try to be as unobtrusive as we can so we do not impact the business you can get while we clean up the water from inside. In larger scale cleanups we can work around the clock, if necessary.
 
SERVPRO uses advanced tools that can help us swiftly clean up the lingering water inside your shop. Wet/dry vacuums and extractors are particularly helpful when dealing with puddles of standing water. In cases of extreme flooding, SERVPRO could also use submersible pumps to help remove the water. Thermal imaging helps us to locate hidden pockets of moisture within wall cavities.
 
Once the puddles of water are cleaned up inside your store, SERVPRO can take it a step further. We can use tools such as axial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers to ensure that the moisture levels of your kitchen are not excessively high. Using all of these devices in combination can return your cafe to a state where water damage is no longer a threat. We can document the moisture content level of building materials compared to a baseline to help with your insurance claim.
 
When your establishment is in need of water cleanup services, never ignore the problem. Phone SERVPRO of Lafayette by dialing (765) 420-0077. Whatever the damage, whenever the time, we are always ready to take your call.

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Battle Ground's Fire Damage Experts Explain Odor Problems

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Battle Ground's Fire Damage Experts Explain Odor Problems Once a fire gets large, it can burn through a house taking building materials and contents as fuel to spread to other areas of the property.

Fire Damage Experts Explain Odor Problems

A fire starting inside a home is rare, but it could happen to your Battle Ground residence. Some fires are big and very devastating. Once a fire gets large, it can burn through a house taking building materials and contents as fuel to spread to other areas of the property. Once a fire grows to a certain size, many things inside a building can get burnt and ruined. Other fires that start indoors are small and get put out quickly by you or a family member. These small fires can still cause much damage to things inside your home. Usually, you have to use a fire extinguisher or water to put out the fire which can damage structural components and your possessions. Once anything burns, it puts out smoke that consists of materials that did not fully combust. Therefore, even if the original blaze seemed minor, there is a chance the smoke coming from it will cause problems after the fire is put out.

Burnt materials can release foul odors into the area that can spread throughout your house. As soon as our SERVPRO technicians arrive at a fire damage project in Battle Ground, we inspect the entire home for problems. Any place that smoke went could contain soot residues. Soils and residues left behind from smoke also contain burnt aromas. Residues can also ruin and corrode surfaces if not cleaned.

Whenever our SERVPRO restoration crew finds smoke residues, we clean a section of the affected materials as a test. Our estimators carry a test kit with them that is equipped with various cleaning supplies and chemicals. We test every affected area and figure out if the items can be cleaned or not. We also use the testing phase to determine which methods and chemicals work best for removing each type of soot found.

In some cases, unpleasant fragrances can still exist after all smoke-related soot and soils have been removed. Tiny odor particles can travel deep into porous materials and contaminate them. When odors exist after all cleaning procedures get taken, then we use foggers or ozone systems to neutralize odors.

Ultra low volume foggers mimic the properties of smoke and penetrate the materials in the same fashion. Ozone machines send out unstable O3 particles that attach to odor molecules and chemically neutralize them. If your property ever suffers even the smallest fire or smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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How Does Mold Grow In Your Dayton Home?

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Does Mold Grow In Your Dayton Home? Finding the right solution to the mold growth in your home is not a problem that you should put off any longer than necessary.

Mold Damage In Your Home

When you first discover mold growing in your Dayton home, you might find yourself a little surprised and unsure of how it got there. More often than not, homeowners are less and less aware of the ease with which mold can grow and colonize in their houses, which makes it more of a common occurrence for it to happen. The more that you can understand how these situations occur, the better prepared you are to stop it from happening.

It might not seem like mold damages are all that big of a deal in your Dayton home, but they can cause many problems for your home and your family inside. For starters, mold colonies eat and erode organic building materials, weakening the structural integrity of your home more and more as the colony spreads. Secondly, there are potential health effects linked to exposure to these colonies. This fact puts your family's health at a risk when exposure occurs.

Mold spores require one thing more than any other to grow and colonize within your house, and that is persistent moisture. While often the damp areas of your home are the basement or cellar, mold growth is never just isolated to these low traffic areas. Even if the spores begin to colonize there, they can travel via air ducts and openings throughout your home and colonize in these new places as well. That is why remediation from our SERVPRO technicians needs to happen as promptly as possible.

Warmth is another condition that the mold spores often require to colonize in your home, but this is not as warm as you might believe. For most residential varieties of fungus, the temperature only needs to be in the vicinity of 70 degrees. At this temperature, spores can seat and thrive on organic materials throughout the affected area.

Finding the right solution to the mold growth in your home is not a problem that you should put off any longer than necessary. The longer that mold grows unabated in your home, the farther it spreads and the more damage that it ultimately causes. Give our SERVPRO of Lafayette mold remediation technicians a call today at (765) 420-0077.

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Problem Gutters can Create a Water Damage Mess Inside a House in Dayton

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Problem Gutters can Create a Water Damage Mess Inside a House in Dayton Our SERVPRO team has got your back if water damage strikes your home.

Gutters Can Create A Big Water Damage Problem In Your Dayton Home

Ice storms and windy, wintry conditions give your Dayton home a real beating every year. Many components of your home's exterior can withstand this treatment better than other parts can handle. One of the more fragile parts of your home's exterior is your gutter system.

A faulty gutter system that contains clogs can direct water toward your Dayton home's exterior and quickly become an ongoing source of water damage. When your gutters continually force water against the house's siding, small amounts of water can get pushed inside. Also, downspouts can push water up against the foundation. This can lead to increasingly larger pools of standing water that slowly seep into the ground next to your home's basement.

SERVPRO employees can pump this water away from your home when necessary, although doing so does not permanently solve the problem. We can help you locate a responsible gutter repair service to fix your home's gutter system. The interior of your home needs specialized restoration of any water damage.

Water that passes through your siding, insulation, and other sections of your exterior walls often contains elements that stain otherwise undamaged walls. This staining can bleed through most paints, so we use a stain-blocking paint to keep new coats as fresh-looking as if no underlying stains existed.

When water seeps in slowly through the seams in your siding, it can easily get trapped on the top of ceilings below where the water enters the home. This can cause your ceiling to bow down, a dangerous condition that can cause injury to anyone in the affected room unexpectedly.

When we encounter such situations, drilling small weep holes from the side and allowing the water to drain slowly, followed by additional holes closer to the center, we can safely drain the water from the ceiling. As we air out the enclosed area and it becomes dry again, we can reattach it securely. This makes the ceiling safe again. Other areas in your home affected by faulty gutters and drain spouts also need drying out, which we perform quickly. We want to get your home back to its preloss state quickly.

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SERVPRO of Lafayette assists homeowners around Indian Village, Buck Creek, and Wyandott by eliminating the effects of water damage and restoring residences to safe, livable condition. Call us at (765) 420-0077 so we can help you protect your home, also.

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Factors that Affect Cleanability after a Fire Damage Event in Dayton

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Factors that Affect Cleanability after a Fire Damage Event in Dayton When soot covers many surfaces in your home, SERVPRO technicians understand which ones to clean and the most effective methods to use.

Team SERVPRO Has the Experience and Tools to Effectively Remediate Your Home After Fire Damage

Many cleaning challenges arise after a fire damage incident. Some are because of the different airflow patterns, the amount of oxygen, moisture, and heat that are present during the fire. Remember, different buildings have different surfaces, and that means you should expect different results after exposure to smoke residues. This post outlines the various factors that affect cleanability when such incidents take place in Dayton.
 
The type of surface determines the cleaning procedures that our SERVPRO technicians use during fire damage restoration in Dayton. If the surface is porous, there are high chances of the odors and particles penetrating further and making them hard to clean. The opposite is true when we are dealing with nonporous surfaces such as enamel paint and vinyl wall coverings. Depending on the surface, we can decide to use natural or synthetic fibers.
 
The surface's age is also crucial when we are choosing the cleaning method to use. Older areas are usually difficult to clean since as time goes by, the paint may deteriorate, making such surfaces porous. When that happens, the adhesion properties of the painting weaken. Additionally, hotter fires make areas to expand and in the process become more porous. Some surfaces can also melt or char – our SERVPRO technicians understand that restoring them may require refinishing since cleaning cannot be enough.
 
If there was moisture in the building during the fire, it may mix with some of the smoke residues and cause permanent stains on surfaces. Some of the sources of moisture during structural fires are from fire extinguishing products, activated sprinklers, and damp weather conditions. A combination of heat and water can lead to yellowing of surfaces.
 
When cleaning your property, our SERVPRO team is careful not to introduce sudden temperature changes since that may lead to certain types of damage. For instance, if hot oils cool instantly as a result of temperature changes, the soot particles may create a hard to clean film on the surface. An increase in air pressure may also make the air to expand and force soot into crevices and cracks.
 
SERVPRO of Lafayette has experience in both residential and commercial fire damage restoration. Call us at (765) 420-0077 irrespective of the site of the disaster, and we can work with to you make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Removing Mold Damaged Structural Material In Dayton Homes

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Damaged Structural Material In Dayton Homes Mold Remediation Can Include Demolition in a Dayton Property--Call SERVPRO to Get It Done Right

SERVPRO Can Remediate Mold Problems and Disinfect Properties

When found in most Dayton homes, mold has had time to spread over one or more rooms. Usually, even after it has spread this far, mold spores can be cleaned and removed from most property, both structural and personal.
 
If Dayton mold damage goes undetected for an extensive amount of time or has had an unusual amount of water and food sources available, it can cause permanent damage which has to be demolished and removed. SERVPRO restoration teams train to do this suitably, keeping exposure to people and property at a minimum. While they can cause health problems for some people, mold spores usually cause the majority of their damage to the structure of the home.
 
It happens when the spores begin growing into food sources, slowly consuming them to grow the colony. Except for metals, every type of building material is vulnerable. Drywall panels are some of the first items compromised. The cardboard that sandwiches the plaster is cellulose and dominant food source. Once that happens, replacing them is the only solution.
 
Our technicians isolate the compromised areas and seal them off using plastic sheeting, typically at least 6 ml in thickness. Then, they use negative air pressure to force airborne spores out of the areas. HEPA filtered air scrubbers are very useful devices during this process.Once completed, specialists begin tearing out and breaking down material.
 
In addition to the drywall, SERVPRO specialists also examine and remove compromised ceiling tiles, carpets, floorboards, floor and ceiling trim, insulation, and even wall framing. They break down each item into manageable pieces and bag it for removal. Restoration teams dispose of every mold infested item according to EPA and Indiana state regulations. Most mold infestations do not require such extensive demolition since owners react to a mold-damaging event that is beyond their control.
 
After removing it all, our specialists spray every surface with an anti-fungal agent. Once it dries, they wipe down the entire area with dry sponges. If needed, they spray thicker mold layers with water or the anti-fungal agent to break it up, wipe it off, and dispose of it.
 
The non-salvageable materials that are removed by our technicians necessitate a rebuild to its preloss condition. We can treat the exposed area to help prevent the return of a fungi attack and leave the homeowner to decide on a general contractor.
 
Returning any home to its original condition is not a quick process. The goal of SERVPRO of Lafayette, however, is to clean, remediate, and prepare for the replacement of discarded materials from the result of the mold damage. If you need us, call (765) 420-0077 today.

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Preparing For Possible Water Removal In Your Dayton Business

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Preparing For Possible Water Removal In Your Dayton Business SERVPRO Helps Protect Your Business from Water Loss in Dayton and the Surrounding Areas

SERVPRO Offers the ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan for Commercial Water Damage Prevention and Mitigation

Severe storms, broken interior plumbing, city sewer or water main failure, and human error are just some of the ways your Dayton business can come face to face with the need for professional water removal. You can risk exposure to possible severe water damage or flooding without a plan, hoping your luck will hold. Alternatively, you can work proactively with our experienced project managers to devise a plan to manage any water removal scenario.
 
Fast and thorough water removal in your Dayton business is critical when a disaster strikes. Water is tremendously destructive to building components and the contents of your company. Every hour water remains inside imperils the structural integrity of a building or retail space. At the same time, every moment you turn away customers because your workspace is underwater threatens the future of your business. Fifty percent of businesses forced to close temporarily because of a water or other disaster may never open their doors again. Do you have business interruption insurance?
 
A collaboration between your business and SERVPRO permits us to remove the water quickly and efficiently. Our Emergency READY Plan (ERP) allows us to meet with you long before a problem occurs. We evaluate your commercial layout and spend time talking with you and your key staff about your operations. Expect suggestions about how to adjust some of the ways you store items or manage your day to day business operations to minimize the harm a water loss can cause.
 
You have the opportunity to add helpful details to the ERP with our mobile app. Prioritize for us the areas that need attention first when we respond. Identify SERVPRO as your preferred restoration company and designate trusted employees or family members to act on your behalf if you need water removal when you are unavailable. Locate utility shutoffs and enumerate the vendors and contractors who installed systems and equipment for us so we can contact them with questions and concerns as we extract the water and determine drying goals.
 
When we receive the alert that your business needs our skilled water removal services we hit the ground running. SERVPRO crews walk into your business with the Emergency READY Plan in hand, ready to make it “Like it never even happened.” Your foresight and our expertise place your business in the best possible position if the unthinkable occurs.
 
Partner with the compassionate, caring team at SERVPRO of Lafayette for all your business disaster recovery needs. Set up an appointment to plan for water removal as well as other potential issues by calling (765) 420-0077.

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More Intense Storms Can Mean Flood Damage And A Pack Out In Dayton

6/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage More Intense Storms Can Mean Flood Damage And A Pack Out In Dayton When waters rise in the basement or lower levels of your Dayton home the flood damage does not limit itself to the structural components of your home.

More Intense Storms Can Mean Flood Damage

It is common today to hear forecasters and news anchors to mention storms in the Dayton area are more intense than average. The “100-year” rainfall may recur just a few years later. Homeowners can find that they need to anticipate a new normal, experiencing flooding more often than in the past. Our highly-qualified team of flood damage specialists can help.

When waters rise in the basement or lower levels of your Dayton home the flood damage does not limit itself to the structural components of your dwelling. If you like many other homeowners use a basement as a storage area, you might want to consult with us about our inventory and pack out services.

Hiring SERVPRO to assist with the many tasks that follow flood damage is cost effective for many different reasons. We document your claim and work with your insurance company to be sure you receive compensation to the extent of your contract. Our team trains in inventorying your possessions and our production facility is a safe place to assess the damage and employ a range of flood damage restoration techniques.

If you inspect and evaluate your flood water soaked possessions without our help your conclusion can be that the entire lot must be discarded. SERVPRO flood damage specialists possess an impressive array of strategies that remove the water, clean away debris, and neutralize odors. Our team restores many items you despaired of recovering, saving you money and preserving cherished memories.

The key to efficient flood damage recovery of stored possessions is a speedy response. As the seconds, minutes, and hours tick, it becomes less and less likely all items can be saved. SERVPRO pledges to be Faster To Any-Sized Disaster, so do not delay calling our experienced team.

Of course, while some of our SERVPRO team members inventory and pack, others begin removing the flood waters from your home. We use state-of-the-art tools and our IICRC training to rid your home of the flood waters as well as drying our all surfaces. Special meters and scanners help us find hidden moisture that we remove with techniques learned at industry best practices training and on other jobs. Air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers dry out your home, restoring the spaces where your possessions soon return as well.

Use all the skills that the technicians and managers at SERVPRO of Lafayette bring to a home flooding scenario. We answer at (765) 420-0077 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and we look forward to helping with your flooding disaster.

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