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How Can I Get Rid of the Smokey Smell in my Lafayette Home?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke and soot damage on walls and ceiling Smoke and soot residue are difficult to clean. SERVPRO has the tools to restore your fire damaged home.

A Professional Service Can Help You Eliminate the Smell of Smoke After a Fire in Lafayette

Homeowners are vulnerable to fire damage despite their best efforts to keep safe. A cooking accident, a mischievous teenager, or sheer bad luck can be to blame for flames erupting in your home. Fire remnants sometimes feel more significant than the flames themselves, and you may be finding smoke and soot around your home for weeks.

In Lafayette, fire damage meets its match in our SERVPRO team. As soon as you call us and invite you to your home, we focus on assessing the impact, prioritizing cleanup steps, and drawing up an action plan to restore your home as soon as possible. We are constantly available to help you in this difficult time.

How do I clean the air after a fire?

The steps to remove soot and smoke residue are straightforward. At SERVPRO, we focus on understanding the path of the fire and smoke, as well as the nature of each surface we need to wipe clean. Soot from organic materials is a cloud of fine dust, while human-made objects tend to leave a stickier residue. Our team has in its arsenal cleaning solutions to eliminate the residue while preventing damage due to their abrasive nature.

The air around you is a different matter. Your house may look clean, but the foul smell seems to linger in the air despite aroma diffusers and other deodorizers at your local store. By calling our SERVPRO crew, you gain access to industry best-practices to counteract odors. Some options available to us include:

  • Odor pellets- these are simple to use and can overpower the smell of smoke in your home
  • Thermal foggers- they work by spraying a fine mist that bonds with odor molecules and eliminates them
  • Ozone generators- these also attack smell molecules and dissolve them

We do odor elimination in concert with the cleaning and disinfecting of your home. You can trust SERVPRO of Lafayette to guide you through the restoration process. Call us at (765) 420-0077 and we will leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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How Does Mold Grow In My Lafayette Home, and Can SERVPRO Help?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

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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  in your Lafayette home can be that big of a deal, but mold 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.

Heeding Early Warnings of Lafayette Mold Damage Could Save Big Money

Compared to the effects of fire and water damage, most cases of mold damage in Lafayette are often difficult to identify and notice. Mold begins as a tiny, imperceptible problem in the home, but silently spreads and grows until someone takes notice of it. By the time mold has become visible, it is often too late to prevent significant damage to the home. Identifying warning signs and indicators of mold damage could end up saving you thousands in remediation and restoration costs, so be sure to look out for these common symptoms in the future.

Foul or Musty Odors

The most common method by which residents identify mold damage in their Lafayette homes is through smell. Many types of mold emit a pungent and typically foul or musty odor. If your home has begun to exhibit unusual and inexplicable smells, either in a single location or across the building, this may be a key warning sign of significant mold damage. Keep in mind that many mold infestations occur behind walls, beneath floors, and above ceilings, so it is not uncommon to smell mold without seeing it.

Dampness or Water Damage

Many cases of water damage SERVPRO deals with also involve some amount of mold remediation - and vice versa. Mold and water damage often go hand-in-hand, and if you have found unusual dampness or moisture in your home, this could be a key sign that mold has taken root somewhere nearby. If you cannot locate the source of the moisture yourself, give SERVPRO a call, as our inspectors carry special thermal imaging tools to help identify the origin of the problem.

Discoloration

Mold often first shows itself through light discoloration. Long before it forms evident and textured colonies, it may spread lightly across a surface without causing significant damage. Look for spots of discoloration around your home, and be wary of all unusual colors that are not simple stains.

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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If A Leak Is Causing Water Damage to My Lafayette Home, Can I Call SERVPRO Right Away?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Water Damage Caused by A Water Main Leak in The Lafayette Community

As a resident of Indiana, you may have experienced a water main leak in your property. It can be distressing, but there are professionals in your area who can help.

A leak could be caused by pressure surges in the pipes, decaying and rusting pipes, a blockage or even the foundations of your property shifting. A potentially serious water damage event in your West Lafayette home can leave you feeling vulnerable, but our technicians treat your home with care and your family with respect.

A leaking pipe can cause water to build up under the floorboards of your property, damage wallpapering and lead to problems with your property's electrical systems so getting it inspected by qualified technicians is essential. You can call SERVPRO anytime an emergency strikes and be guaranteed of receiving our trademark service.

Our friendly technicians handle the process of inspection and assessment, the extraction of the water and the correct drying of your property before our expertise in restoration ensures your property is left looking as good as before the water loss. Drying your property with scientifically tested techniques prevents lingering humidity, as well as preventing outbreaks of mold. Our highly qualified specialists use air movers to evaporate the moisture into the airspace and dehumidifiers to remove the moisture from the air. This advanced two-part system guarantees that humidity levels do not remain high thus removing the risk of further deterioration to your property.

SERVPRO prides itself on the quality of the restoration work we provide. We know that every home plumbing disaster is unique and that it can be a very stressful, worrying and anxious time for you, but our community-based experts have the personal touch and will smoothly arrange the entire process for you. To finish, we will sanitize and clean your property for your comfort and convenience, which includes deodorization.

SERVPRO of Lafayette offers emergency services in the case of a water loss at your home or business. We are available 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Lafayette, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette today at (765) 420-0077 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Happens When Toilets Overflow in My Lafayette Commercial Building?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO In Lafayette Can Talk with You About the Problems When Toilets Overflow in Your Lafayette Business

Office buildings in Lafayette often have public restrooms that contain multiple toilets and sinks. If a leak develops in one of the pipes that run to your bathrooms, there is a chance that calling in a professional commercial water removal company such as SERVPRO can save you and your insurance carrier money. When pipes break inside a restroom, several different issues can occur. Inside a bathroom, three different types of water sources exist. When conducting commercial water removal, the methods change depending on where the moisture originates. 

The first step our SERVPRO team takes when arriving at a disaster that occurred at your place of business is to figure out the location of the leak. Once we take steps to repair the problem so that no more moisture leaks out, commercial water removal in Lafayette can begin. If the leak comes from a clean water pipe, then the damage is considered category one. If the moisture comes from a sink drain, then the water is called grey water, and the problem becomes a category two situation. If one of the toilets inside your office building leaks, then the problem is much worse and is considered a category three or black water issue.

When dealing with category one situations, our SERVPRO technicians can usually extract water and dry out most wet materials, in many cases without removing any building materials. However, when working with grey or black water, there is a possibility of contamination. Remove porous materials and use anti-bacterial chemicals to keep contamination from spreading.

We take steps to contain the harmful bacteria present in the sewage water in the event of a toilet leaking or backing up. When this happens, we set up a plastic barrier with an air scrubber to remove harmful particles from the air. We then remove most porous building materials and dispose of them in sealed plastic bags. We then disinfect the area before spraying structural components with specialized sealant paint. 

If you ever notice that a toilet has backed up inside your office complex, call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 any time of the day.

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Does SERVPRO have the Experience in Fire Restoration for My Dayton Home Fire Damage?

5/13/2020 (Permalink)

A room with smoke and soot damage covering the walls and furniture  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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Does SERVPRO Understand How Important It Is to Have Our Lafayette Business Back Up and Running After a Flood?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

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We Understand That You Need To Get Back To Business Quickly After A Lafayette Flood.

Keeping your doors open after a flood or other area-wide disaster means staying ahead of the competition and building a better image in the eyes of your customers. When your business affects those beyond the local Lafayette area, this ability becomes even more crucial.

Truck stops and roadside diners in the Lafayette area fulfill the needs of those traveling through our area, but commercial flood damage in Lafayette can bring this to a screeching halt. Trucks carrying goods to other areas of the country rely on your facility for both the drivers' needs and the maintenance of the trucks themselves. Families traveling through rely on your diner for a secure place to sit and eat a meal where their children can stretch their legs safely.

When your business falters, those relying on you must travel farther to reach another place, causing your profits to sink. SERVPRO understands the business needs in our area and intends to do everything possible to help you recover quickly and thoroughly after flood damage in Lafayette causes you grief.

Once our large capacity pumps remove the lingering water from your floors, we start the cleanup phase. We want to ensure that your shop's area, the diner, and other areas revert to their previous state, just “Like it never even happened.” While some of your merchandise on lower shelves may have come into contact with floodwaters, the majority can often get cleaned up and reorganized, allowing you to still offer these items for sale. Wherever inventory losses occur, we mark these items on individual sheets that you can submit with your insurance claims.

Cleaning floors, booths, other furniture, and the kitchen means you can soon have your doors open to the public again and fully operational to meet their needs. We can help you pass inspection faster with our comprehensive services. Our skilled specialists know what to look for when assessing the flood damage caused, and we have the skills and equipment necessary to get everything restored as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 to get the IICRC-certified specialists you need. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we work quickly, too.

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Can SERVPRO Inspect for Attic Mold In Your Dayton Home?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

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If You Think A Mold Infestation Is Growing In Your Dayton Attic Call SERVPRO.

Sometimes preventative efforts can be as important as restoration or remediation for your Dayton home. Preventing situations like mold growth from occurring often hinge on your knowledge of the problem areas and their conditions throughout the year. While you can inspect many of these areas yourself to save some time and money, areas like your attic can be difficult to access and might require more technical expertise in identifying mold growth than the average homeowner can provide.

Finding mold damage in your Dayton home can be a cause for alarm, but with the right professional remediation services, you can handle the effects quickly and effectively. Attic mold can be particularly challenging due to its location and lack of foot traffic on a regular basis. This situation can often result from moisture penetrating through the roof, which is exasperated even farther by severely cold temperatures and thinner points of insulation for your home. Often homeowners do not know that this colonization has occurred until its effects have moved to the level beneath the attic and into a more widely used area of the house.

Routine inspections of this area are services that our SERVPRO remediation specialists can provide. We have extensive training in identifying mold growth and the type of microbial threat, making us uniquely qualified to identify colonization and take the necessary steps to remove the growth entirely.

If mold gets discovered, containment strategies begin immediately to prevent the spread to new areas of your home. This initial containment process often requires shutting off the air circulation appliances throughout your home for HVAC inspections, and to prevent active mold spores from traveling to new areas while removal efforts get underway. Our SERVPRO professionals have advanced tools and techniques to remove an active colony entirely, and additionally, our skilled team can help to propose preventative measures like sealing off penetration points in the roof and prolonged use of dehumidification equipment.

Attic mold might seem difficult to identify, but our SERVPRO of Lafayette remediation technicians can help. From initial inspections to full removal and remediation strategies, you can reach our certified specialists 24/7 by calling (765) 420-0077.

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Can I Rely on SERVPRO When I have a Flood Damage In Dayton?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

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Yes, You Can Rely on SERVPRO for Any Size Flood Damage.

You can reduce health risks and additional losses when you are prepared to face natural disasters such as flood damage. For instance, when a flood occurs, drinking water sources are likely to be contaminated. Also, if water removal does not take place, then additional problems such as mold damage are likely to develop. We hope all homeowners, businesses, and communities around Dayton can use the opportunity presented this National Preparedness Month and master to face and reduce the resulting environmental and health risks.

If your Dayton property experiences flood damage, it is not safe to go back into the building since the floodwaters may cause electrical, structural and other related hazards. Our SERVPRO technicians can perform an inspection to determine whether it is safe to re-enter your home and put in place steps to protect your structure and items from additional damage. Not everyone has the experience and skills in electrical and construction work, so it is always advisable to work with professionals in the restoration industry.

It is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to turn off the gas and the electricity in your home. We also check for signs of sagging ceilings. We understand that wet wallboard or plaster is heavy and can cause accidents when it falls, so, we have to remove them when we are restoring your property. We also check for some furniture such as cabinets may also fall over. Removing pictures and mirrors from walls may also be necessary since they may fail to stay in position when the plaster is wet.

If there's standing water in the building, we have to use portable or truck-mounted extractors to remove it. The use of submersible pumps is also an option – though, we make use there are no sediments in the water to be pumped out using this technique. We are careful not to open swollen doors or windows forcefully. Breaking glass is not an option, we take out the molding and then remove the window sash from its position.

Rely on SERVPRO for Any Size Flood Damage

Spring is on its way and with the change of season comes excessive rain. Sometimes when it rains a lot in a short amount of time, water can get into your Dayton home. Even if the rain is not bad enough to flood the area, sometimes water from the outside still makes it into a room in your home.

Sometimes with old doors, seals do not seal correctly at the bottom of the door. If water leaks into your mudroom from your back door, SERVPRO's flood damage specialists in Dayton are always available to help you. At times, water damage that does not seem excessive gets overlooked.

If water makes its way into your mudroom, it is possible for it to cause more damage to your home than you think. Water can ruin your flooring material or walls. If not efficiently mitigated, water damaging other rooms is possible.

Anytime water from a rainstorm leaks into your home, it is a good idea to get the professionals at SERVPRO to help. As soon as we get a call, our team arrives at your house and begins to fix the water damage problem. The first step is to remove any furniture or objects that may get ruined when wet. The next step is to remove any standing water with extraction equipment. After all of the standing water is gone the walls and flooring materials get inspected and tested for moisture.

In some cases, rainwater seeping into your home damages your flooring and drywall. If this is the case, then the ruined material gets stripped out, and the rest of the building materials get dried. In other cases, drying the room that water got into is all that is needed. When drying, our IICRC certified restoration crews use sophisticated air movers and dehumidifiers to make sure that moisture levels are low enough so that mold cannot grow in the wet area.

Any time even a little bit of rainwater enters your house, the best solution is to call in the professionals. To prevent mold growth and other damage in the future call SERVPRO of Lafayette at (765) 420-0077 for help 24/7.

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I Have A Leaky Bathtub in My Dayton Home. Can I Rely on SERVPRO?

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water damage can come from various sources inside of your Dayton 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.

SERVPRO Technicians Use Many Helpful Tools When Remediating Water Damage in a Home

Professional water removal services are vital and contacting a certified service provider is advisable when a related disaster strikes. As a resident of Dayton, you may think that the little accumulation of water on the floor is a minor loss, but you should note that what you considered as harmless may escalate and cause massive damage on your property.

If you need to alleviate the damage, timing is so critical when offering water removal services in Dayton. That is why our SERVPRO technicians respond immediately and put measures in place to prevent further damage. We are trained in this field and use modern tools and techniques when drying, disinfecting, deodorizing and dehumidifying your property.

One of the tools that our SERVPRO team uses to dry damp rooms is a dehumidifier. It works by controlling the humidity levels of the room to preferably 40 -50%. A higher percentage of humidity can create suitable conditions for mold growth, and when it is under 30%, it may lead to structural problems. These are some of the factors that our trained staff use when restoring your property.

When there exists an unpleasant smell in your property, then we might decide to perform deodorization to conceal it. There are different methods of deodorization with some of them being dry fogging, direct spraying, wet fogging and injection methods. When we spray directly, we use sprayers to pump the deodorant into target areas. On the other hand, we may use needles to inject the deodorant into specific areas of a carpet if we decide to use an injection method.

In some instances, our SERVPRO technicians use air scrubbers when the air has particles and odors. An air scrubber is a device that has filters - that help in trapping the odors and particles. Irrespective of the deodorization method or restoration procedure we decide to use, we always stick to the IICRC standards as well as the local and state regulations.

SERVPRO of Lafayette responds to all types of storm, water, mold and fire damage disasters. Call us at (765) 420-0077 to learn more and be served by a proven industry leader.