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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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How to Deal With Different Levels of Fire Damage in Dayton

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Deal With Different Levels of Fire Damage in Dayton Finding your home with some level of fire damage can be particularly overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Quickly Remediates Any of the Three Primary Levels of Fire Damage

Different fires lead to different levels of fire damage, and it is crucial to understand how to approach the various types of incidents when you need to salvage your contents and return your property to its preloss state. It is evident that most materials get damaged during combustion, but it is also important to note that the fire extinguishing attempts can also cause additional damage. Dayton is not an exception to fires, and if you are a resident, some of the details we are covering here can help you a great deal.
 
The three primary levels of fire damage in Dayton that our SERVPRO technicians attend to are minor fire damage, medium fire damage, and major fire damage. When a property experiences a minor fire damage incident, it means the smoke particles only affect specific areas of the structure. Given that the damage is light to moderate, during the restoration, we usually do wet cleaning and dry cleaning of floors, walls, ceilings and other materials. Only a few items require replacement, and it might be necessary to repaint a few areas.
 
In medium fire damage incidents, there are moderate smoke residues at the site, and that means our SERVPRO technicians do more wet cleaning procedures during the restoration. There is also an increase of items that need replacement and the locations that require repainting. Where necessary, we refinish the floors and inspect cabinets, drywall, and various items to determine whether it is possible to salvage them. Otherwise, a replacement may be necessary.
 
Under major heat damages, there is severe heat, which means much damage occurs near the fire source. There is an even distribution of smoke particles within the site and, there is the need to do a lot of structural repairs. During the restoration, our SERVPRO team may be forced to set up an alternative source of electricity, move out all restorable items to perform off-site cleaning. It might also be necessary to use multiple deodorization techniques to remove smoke odors.
 
At SERVPRO of Lafayette, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, fire, mold, and storm damage related. Call us at (765) 420-0077 when you need services from a restoration leader with a proven record.
 
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A Leaky Bathtub in Your Dayton Home Can Result in Water Damage

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Leaky Bathtub in Your Dayton Home Can Result in Water Damage SERVPRO Can Restore Water Damaged Bathrooms in Dayton Swiftly

Inspection and Scoping of Work by SERVPRO Are Key Steps to Water Mitigation

Water damage can come from various sources inside of your home, and few of them are easy to fix by yourself. However, one of the most common places for damage to occur is inside your bathroom. Leaks are more prevalent here merely because water flows to your bathtub, sink, and toilet rather than the other rooms in your house that usually only have one source. Pressurized water can always leak from faulty plumbing. When your tub leaks, it can cause damage to the floor underneath it and the walls around it.

Sometimes leaks can go unnoticed and when they do eventually causing damage, it is fortunate that you can rely on professional help to remediate the water damage in your Dayton home. The wisest decision you can make upon finding water damage in your home is to call for help. Damage related to water is time-sensitive and the longer the liquid is allowed to be present, the more damage it can do.

It is especially important to call for help immediately, as most bathrooms have ceramic tile flooring. Ceramic tile is usually waterproofed. However, the subfloor beneath the tile is not. Leaving the tile exposed to water can cause warping to the subfloor underneath, especially if your tile has any cracks. Often the caulking around the tub and floor or the wall tiles had aged and is no longer watertight. The warping can cause the tile to break apart at the joints from stress and ruin your flooring.

When you call SERVPRO, our IICRC-certified technicians can inspect your flooring and the walls around your tub. Afterward, we can pick the most appropriate method to extract the excess moisture from the structure of your home. If we can, SERVPRO can even dry your floor from underneath of it, allowing us to tackle the moisture from more than one angle. We use tools like air movers, ventilation fans, and dehumidifiers to get the job done as they create an ideal environment to remove excessive moisture. We inspect and check with a variety of moisture reading devices during and after the treatment.

Do not hesitate if you find a leak in your bathroom. Phone SERVPRO of Lafayette by dialing (765) 420-0077. We strive to get to your home quickly so we can get to what is crucial: restoring your house to its preloss state.

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Additional Damage Types SERVPRO Handles with Flood Damage in Dayton

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Additional Damage Types SERVPRO Handles with Flood Damage in Dayton Flooding can cause widespread damage if allowed to remain for periods of time. Contact SERVPRO to quickly dry out your property and prevent mold.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Tackle Drying Out Your Property to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages From Forming

Some of the most expensive consequences of flood damage in Dayton may not even be from the flood itself. Many floods and storms create secondary problems and types of damage that can cause damage that is as bad or worse than anything caused by the dirty, tumultuous waters. SERVPRO exercises flexible and adaptable mitigation and restoration strategies to better handle unexpected developments and unpredictable situations in the aftermath of a flood and can help to counter any of these types of damage on top of our usual water removal and restoration procedures.

Floods and Fires
In some cases, the worst flood damage to a Dayton home may come not from the water, but from a fire. Floods can start fires in many different ways, and often, rainfall and humidity fail to put out the flames before they engulf a home. Lightning can strike the home, electronics can short circuit and cause electrical fires, and any blazes on nearby properties or treelines may carry over onto your property. SERVPRO is fully certified to handle fire damage of any severity alongside other restorative processes.

Physical Damage
Some floods can cause significant physical damage to a home by crashing objects into one another. Heavy objects can be picked up inside the home or brought in from the outside to wreak havoc, and trees and light posts can sometimes crash down from above and tear holes in your home's exterior. We provide tarping services to handle many of these situations and can develop solid plans to repair any additional issues we encounter.

Mold
Mold thrives after an area floods, as it can find ample supplies of water and nutrients to start new colonies and begin to grow under ideal circumstances. Stopping mold can be a challenge, requiring careful attention, rigorous sanitization, and targeted mitigation practices to achieve success. We act fast to dry your home and eliminate the threat of mold if possible and take care of its effects if not.

SERVPRO of Lafayette is prepared to help you deal with any flooding that comes your way, with 24/7 fast responses to calls from across the local area. Give us a call at (765) 420-0077.
 
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Quickly Restoring Fire Damages to Your Battle Ground Church

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Quickly Restoring Fire Damages to Your Battle Ground Church If you experience fire damage of any size, call SERVPRO. We are here to help restore your space "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Space and Get Things Back to Normal

A Battle Ground church might have a few different potential disasters that it has to guard against or endure throughout the time they are in action, but a fire is among the worst and most destructive of these forces. Even without the blaze getting entirely out of control before it gets extinguished, numerous lingering effects could prevent you from continuing regularly scheduled services and meetings until the church gets restored to its former (preloss) condition.

One of the things that makes fire damages to your Battle Ground church so devastating is the number of people that rely on your building being available for them when they need it the most. When you are battling even the lower-end effects that result from a recent blaze, these instances can still force the congregation to convene elsewhere until the restoration process gets completed. Fortunately, our SERVPRO team of experienced professionals works to offer you quality solutions as promptly as possible, providing a thorough assessment of the damage you face followed by the appropriate actions to remedy it.

Our SERVPRO technicians get to work immediately by visually inspecting and assessing the full extent of the work that needs to happen to restore your home. Among these typical approaches is removing the present smoke damage, which often presents itself in a harsh odor. The thing that makes removal of this present odor so important is its ability to spread to other areas of the building, as well as its ability to linger in the vicinity and make occupancy difficult.

Removing this odor is a somewhat involved process, but one that typically centers on the use of thermal fogging machines to release a chemical compound into the air, fabrics, furniture, carpeting, and other textiles. This dense solution is useful for breaking up the odor molecules lingering in the environment and leaves a scentless area behind to doctor as you see fit.

When you require professional fire damage restoration, you can always count on SERVPRO of Lafayette to help you clean up the mess and make future use of the church more comfortable. Give us a call anytime you need us at (765) 420-0077.

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Why Your Dayton Home Needs Professional Water Removal When Disaster Strikes

4/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Your Dayton Home Needs Professional Water Removal When Disaster Strikes Failed appliances can leave your home flooded, call SERVPRO for fast and thorough water removal.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Water Damage in Your Home

When you consider all of the things that could present substantial water damages to your Dayton home, most homeowners think of flash floods and natural disasters. Surprisingly, a typical culprit to significant water damage to a home in a short period is a degrading and aging appliance that has not gotten maintained adequately over its time in service. Even those that are more diligent with repairs and upkeep might find themselves on the wrong side of an appliance failure, and when water-fed machines break down, the result could be flooding inside of your home.

When your Dayton home requires water removal, you might not always think of professionals to do the job. The truth is, there are many reasons why SERVPRO is the best choice to help you restore the effects of this disaster and to clean up the mess it has left you.

The first of these reasons is the thorough inspection that your house receives from our experienced SERVPRO team. You can expect that not only does the immediate problems get recognized, but also the issues that lie behind the line of sight such as underneath flooring, in the ceiling space, or even trapped between walls. The more that you know about the problem you face, the better the restoration work is.

Another reason that you should consider professional restoration for your water removal is the quality of the work that you receive. Our technicians work hard to ensure that no stone is left unturned when it comes to home restorations, meaning that every problem that your home faces, or might face as a result of the present water damage, gets addressed.

Thorough work ensures that you are not going to become a victim of further damages like mold growth. This disaster can occur when moisture from your water damage does not get dried entirely, and areas get missed by inexperienced inspection and restoration.

While you might not ever get fully prepared for a disaster which requires water removal services for your home, you can now better appreciate why SERVPRO of Lafayette is the team you should choose to help you through the process. Give us a call today at (765) 420-0077.

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Vulnerable Roofs Can Lead to Mold Damage in Your Dayton Attic

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Vulnerable Roofs Can Lead to Mold Damage in Your Dayton Attic Finding mold in your attic is not a cause for alarm. Contact SERVPRO and we will come out to investigate and then remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Finds the Cause of the Mold Infestation Before Fully Remediating the Damage

Winter is rarely a kind thing for Dayton homeowners, as the freezing temperatures and high snowfall expected year after year can take a toll on your house. More specifically, your roof is an area of your home that is asked to deal with a lot of weight and pressure throughout the winter months, yet, most do not take the time to inspect and repair their roof after these damaging seasons adequately.
 
While you might not have glaring holes in the roof of your home, even the slightest weakness and vulnerability could result in a significant problem for you. As a roof weakens, points where water and moisture can penetrate do begin to develop, causing dampness to this region of your home. Given that your attic is one of the warmest locations in your house, regardless of the season, all of the requirements for mold growth are met when the moisture gets allowed into this area. It does not take long for mold damage in Dayton to start spreading throughout the attic of your residence.
 
From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your house, our initial priority is to section off this area of your house from affecting new regions. This process gets accomplished by running air scrubbers with HEPA filters and also negative air chambers. These two pieces of equipment can limit the spread of active spores, so they do not spread out and seat in new areas of the attic space or circulate through the air flow systems of your home.
 
Locating the vulnerable points that allowed the moisture into the area is a critical component to stopping reoccurence. Once these areas have gotten identified, they can later get repaired. Drying the area is another crucial step in our remediation process, as this starves out any lingering spores in the area and prevents them from getting the food they need to seat and thrive.
 
Mold in your home is nothing to hesitate and wait to remove. The more that we know about exposure to fungal and mold growth, the more potential health effects that get attributed to encountering it. Trust the experienced mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Lafayette to help you take care of this problem and move on from its damaging effects. Give us a call today at (765) 420-0077.

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