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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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Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Dayton Home

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Dayton Home It is important to keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children to prevent fire damage to your home.

SERVPRO Responds Quickly to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Children are naturally curious, and they can sometimes cause a fire in Dayton because of this curiosity. Wanting to know what would happen if something was set on fire can create a big problem for your home and family. Keeping any lighters or matches out of reach of children is the best thing to do to avoid curiosity turning into a disaster. Smoke alarms in your child’s room are also good, plus practice a home escape plan with your family in case of fire. Teach children how dangerous fire can be and how quickly it spreads.

If your child has caused a fire in your Dayton home, the fire damage and the entire experience can be quite traumatic for everyone. At SERVPRO, we understand all of this and want to help you restore your home for you as quickly as possible. We have all the training and equipment needed to do so and take care of everything so you can focus on your family during this time.

When the fire took place in a child’s bedroom, various structural components need to be attended to during the restoration process. Usually, lighting fixtures are cleaned while we are cleaning the ceiling. We ensure the electrical power is turned off before we clean any electrical fixture. We pretest cleaning solutions to make sure they do not affect the finish on the fixture. The area behind the light fixtures is cleaned, not just around them.

When our IICRC certified techs clean windows after a fire, we not only clean the glass but also the framework and any hardware that is part of the construction of the window. To remove residues from the glass without leaving streaks, we use a low-alkaline glass cleaner. It is applied with a spray bottle, and then we squeegee off the smoke residues. Once the ammonia in the product evaporates, the remaining glass cleaner dries to a neutral pH.

When inspecting draperies, we also check the drapery rod as well as the drapery material. We ensure the rod is attached firmly to the wall and is not coming loose while we clean. If we have to take down valances, a complex mounting situation, or tie backs, we make careful notes so we can reinstall them correctly after cleaning. We may also take several pictures so you can remember how the draperies were mounted.

Drapery rods usually can be wet cleaned, using a cleaning product appropriate for the number of residues and the kind of material. Once cleaning is done, we lubricate moving rod components with a silicone spray if needed.

SERVPRO of Lafayette takes the time to thoroughly clean every component in your home in Dayton, Wyandot, or Colburn affected by the fire. Get in touch with us by dialing (765) 420-0077 as soon as possible once the fire is out so we can help you get your home back to normal.

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Expert Help for Commercial Fire Damage Also Supports the Community in Battle Ground

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Expert Help for Commercial Fire Damage Also Supports the Community in Battle Ground SERVPRO acts quickly to restore your business after fire damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help When You Experience Commercial Fire Damage

Smaller towns rely on local businesses to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. When a Battle Ground area retail shop, dining establishment, school, church, museum, or other venue suffers a fire, many people in the community feel directly affected. Our trained technicians, production managers, and office staff take a personal interest in helping our fellow businesses return to preloss operations quickly.

Fire damage to a Battle Ground commercial building can negatively affect neighboring businesses if not remediated quickly. Our teams of fire damage experts move with all deliberate speed when called in to assess the devastation. Our service vehicles are on standby 24/7 to respond, critical as the harm soot and smoke does to property is immediate and progressive. Just as soon as the fire department permits, we arrive to start the restoration process.

Safety comes first, and our seasoned SERVPRO crew chief first evaluates the structural integrity of the damaged building and the issues posed by the firefighting efforts. Usually, significant water incursion occurs during the extinguishing of the blaze, so we attend to water removal and preliminary drying before the rest of the cleanup. Although the destruction done by the fire can be overwhelming, failing to factor in remediation of water damage leads to progressive harm to structures and the potential for secondary challenges such as mold growth.

Our high-efficiency water pumps and extractors are more than a match for the moisture. Once the water event recovery is underway, other members of the crew determine what type of soot and other debris need removal and match the tools, techniques, and cleaning products to the circumstances. SERVPRO crew members master the coursework presented in IICRC training, ensuring our efforts meet or exceed fire damage restoration industry best practices.

SERVPRO always focuses on restoration, not only of the structural components of a business but also of the contents. During a fire damage restoration, we can inventory and pack out items for closer inspection at our production area. Our team has access to resources that can restore a vast range of documents, tools of your trade, inventory, artifacts, furnishings, and more. We also work closely with your insurance carrier throughout the restoration process, documenting your losses thoroughly to make certain your claims get paid.

Businesses that fail to react swiftly to fire damage can pay for that lapse by permanent closure. SERVPRO understands how important each of our community's commercial enterprises is to the whole. We make every effort to return your business to preloss condition fast and frequently are able to structure our recovery tasks to allow at least a portion of your usual trade to continue during fire damage remediation.

In our close-knit community, everyone does better when SERVPRO of Lafayette steps up and takes on fire damage restoration for one of our neighboring businesses. Call (765) 420-0077 day or night to schedule an assessment of your commercial fire damage scenario.

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Stop Water Damage with Water Removal From Floors, Carpets And Other Areas in Dayton Homes

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Stop Water Damage with Water Removal From Floors, Carpets And Other Areas in Dayton Homes Call SERVPRO for the "Red Carpet" Treatment for Water Removal in Dayton

Rapid Extraction Can Salvage Water Damaged Materials and Belongings--Call SERVPRO

Even if you do not live in a flood zone, most Dayton residents can encounter different types of water damage including backed up or burst pipes. When water or flood damage threatens your home, there is no time to waste. You need to contact a trusted restoration company as soon as possible to mitigate the damage.

At SERVPRO, we offer water cleanup and water removal services that local Dayton homeowners need when water leaks or intrusions occur. We have a team of highly trained, IICRC-certified technicians who can respond swiftly to water damage emergencies in your area. Every restoration job is designed to return your property to preloss conditions as quickly and efficiently as possible, "Like it never even happened."
 
Carpets are particularly susceptible to water damage in a flooding situation. SERVPRO offers carpet cleaning services to remove excess water and prevent contamination or further damage completely. First, we remove the water from the fibers. Water seepage from heavy rainfalls can sometimes include mold, dirt, or bacteria. Our team thoroughly cleans and treats affected carpets to get rid of contaminants and restore the fabrics to their original state.
 
If the flood involves sewage, you need to act fast. SERVPRO experts can disinfect the space to help eliminate toxic bacteria and remove damaged carpets and pads before cleaning and dehumidifying the area. Water damaged walls should be restored as soon as possible to avoid structural issues and mold growth.
 
Our water removal services also include restoration of hardwood floors that have been exposed to standing water. Our crews use various techniques to remove all water from your valuable flooring to prevent rot, buckling, warping, and other hardwood damage. Our Green Fleet arrives stocked with drying mats which are well-suited for this purpose. Additionally, flooding can cause water to penetrate cabinets and the spaces beneath them. The resultant wetness can ruin the wood and particle board, as well as cause growths of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Using moisture detection instrument, we find where water has gathered and then remove it before it causes permanent damage.

You risk paying a considerable amount of money in repairs if you ignore water damage to your floors and other areas in the house. Feel free to contact SERVPRO of Lafayette for inquiries or help. We are available anytime at (765) 420-0077.

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Controlling the Spread of Mold Damage within Your Battle Ground Home

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Controlling the Spread of Mold Damage within Your Battle Ground Home If you discover mold in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO to remediate the damage and stop the mold from spreading across your home.

SERPVRO Stops Mold Growth and Remediates the Damage Left Behind

Regardless of how much you clean your Battle Ground home, microbes remain a constant and uninvited presence. Many of these organisms come in the variety classified as mold.

When microbial activity overgrows an area in a Battle Ground home, mold damage quickly happens. Because of the different ways mold spreads to other locations, keeping it under control might seem confusing. However, SERVPRO technicians know that controlling mold and the damage it can cause can happen much more easily than sometimes believed.

The need for moisture is the one common trait that all mold varieties share. Using this against any variety of microbe we encounter helps us keep mold activity to a minimum. Once we dry out an area of your home and reduce the moisture back within the normal range, conditions become much less favorable for mold to grow. However, stopping water or moisture from accumulating in the future does not do enough to when mold damage already exists.

Remediation of mold damage must take place to rid your home of excessive amounts of the microorganisms that caused the problem in the first place. To contain mold particles and spores, SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) uses temporary barriers that produce a negative pressure zone around the area in question. As we cut away and remove the materials that hold mold, we double bag these for immediate disposal.

When materials show mold activity and visible colonization, we always check to ensure that damage actually exists. At times, materials may only have a covering of mold or mildew, with no real damage. We can clean these areas instead, saving homeowners money. Often, staining left behind by microbial activity requires an application of special primer and a fresh coat of paint.

Because spores travel through the air and can remain viable for months or even longer, they can often end up inside your home's duct system. The thorough cleaning of ductwork can reduce the microbe population significantly. While the restoration of normal moisture levels within your home can keep mold from regrowing, spores can still cause health effects once they reach the air your family breathes. Cleaning ducts and vents can help keep this from occurring.

SERVPRO of Lafayette serves the local areas near Lafayette and help keep homes free of mold damage. Contacting us at (765) 420-0077 when you discover microbial activity is the first step in stopping the spread of mold within your home.

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Flood Damage and Your Upholstered Furniture in Dayton

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Your Upholstered Furniture in Dayton If flood waters have gotten into your favorite couch, it's time to contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services. Call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians React Quickly to Your Call for Help After Flooding

Every time there is more rain than the drainage systems can handle in Dayton, there can be flooding. There is sometimes heavy rain for a short period that results in these floods. Other times, there could be light rain for many days and even weeks that can also cause floods. Rivers can also overflow to create flooding. When there is more upstream water than usual, you may see this. As the flow goes down to the lower areas which are nearby, a surge occurs, and an overflow into the land occurs.
 
No matter the cause of the flooding, if floodwaters have invaded your home and caused flood damage in Dayton, you want to act quickly. The longer there is standing water in your home, the more damage it causes to your structure and belongings. SERVPRO is always ready to help you no matter the time of day in a situation like this. As a professionally trained remediation company, we can help you in a fast and efficient manner.
 
When it comes to your furniture, we check for several things when looking at any upholstered items. Framing is wood and can, therefore, swell and crack. Framing joints can weaken when this happens. Plus, moisture can cause glues to break down. Fabrics which are only meant to be dry cleaned can spot from the water, which means the whole piece may need to be wetted to avoid permanent lines from the water.
 
Often when wet, the dust cover bleeds, and if it sags, it can then stain carpeting or flooring. The metal backing on buttons can also cause rust staining. SERVPRO uses spot removal procedures in cases like this. Mildew growth is another concern, which is why we attempt to remove the floodwaters as fast as possible. Dehumidifiers and air movers lessen the drying time of upholstered furniture.
 
We treat all furniture stains, wetting the entire piece if necessary. The buttons and zippers are dried to avoid rust, and we place waxed paper between the cushion and zipper to stop the transfer of rust. Furniture pads are placed around metal buttons to avoid the transfer of rust. We can also tent the cushions and put in place dehumidifiers and air movers as needed.
 
When dealing with flooding, SERVPRO of Lafayette works efficiently to not only dry out your home in Colburn, Ash Grove, or Indian Village, but to salvage as many of your items, including furniture, that is possible as well. Give us a call as soon as possible at (765) 420-0077 so we can help you get dried out again.

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Quality Water Damage Mitigation Available In Battle Ground

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Quality Water Damage Mitigation Available In Battle Ground Small water leaks can infiltrate your business slowly over time, causing damage to the building’s structure, framing, and insulation.

Quality Water Damage Mitigation

Owning and operating a restaurant in Battle Ground may be your dream. However, the responsibility to your customers goes far beyond an enjoyable experience or satisfying meal. Ignoring the condition of your building can cause severe problems, lead to losses, or even closure.

Water damage occurs in Battle Ground after natural disasters that often lead to flooding, broken pipes, faulty appliances, roofing problems, foundation cracks, sewage backflows, and even poorly installed drainage. Each comes with its own set of challenges and can produce severe damages to your business if given the opportunity.

Small water leaks can infiltrate your business slowly over time, causing damage to the building’s structure, framing, and insulation. It also has the possibility of leading to mold growth and water damage in your storage area, freezers, bathrooms, kitchen, or serving area as well. Water damage gets out of control quickly; if left unchecked it can overrun your seating area, making it possible to send customers home with a lot more than a good meal.

If you have a flood, sewage, or water leak at any point, contact a water damage restoration company, like SERVPRO, for help as soon as possible. Never wait for the water to cause damage your walls, ceiling, or carpeting before you act. If possible, shut off all utilities to your building to prevent additional damage, call your insurance company, and wait for help to arrive.

Never walk through floodwaters, personal contamination is a real thing. Allow your SERVPRO team to handle the extraction, drying, and clean up so that you and your employees remain safe. We can remove damaged materials, contents, and furniture, to help you determine which items remain salvageable.

Our services including drying using advanced techniques and equipment that ensure complete water removal throughout your building. SERVPRO has cleaning and deodorization services where IICRC certified technicians hand-clean every surface of the affected area and use specialized tools and equipment, like foggers, to ensure a successful restoration.

At SERVPRO of Lafayette, we provide quality emergency services 24/7 and give you the help you need when you need it most. SERVPRO takes pride in being a part of the Colburn, Buck Creek, Stockwell community and show it in the services we provide (765) 420-0077.

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