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After A Fire Contact Our Team To Remove Soot And Smoke Damage From Your Dayton Home

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage After A Fire Contact Our Team To Remove Soot And Smoke Damage From Your Dayton Home Unlike fire, smoke can travel almost anywhere in the home, depositing odorous soots and residues to surfaces on contact.

Removing Smoke And Soot After Fire Damage For Dayton Residents

In a kitchen fire, it is seldom the flames that do the most damage. Unlike fire, smoke can travel almost anywhere in the home, depositing odorous soots and residues to surfaces on contact. Generally, smoke travels upwards into any free air pockets which can make it challenging to find where an odor is coming from or removing soiling from tough to reach areas. By training technicians extensively in the behavior of smoke, we offer a comprehensive solution to small, medium and large house fires.

When it comes to fire damage in Dayton, homeowners can rely on us to provide prompt service. We live local to the area and operate a 24-hour call line. SERVPRO has access to national level resources, so we bring with us the very best training and expertise on every job that we do. We also promise our customers to arrive on site with four hours of receiving a notification of loss.

When materials combust, part of their essence is transported via smoke. Synthetic and natural materials have different compositions, so it makes sense that removal methods are also different. Wet smoke, is synthetic and can be spread around causing further damage using specific cleaning methods. Dry smoke, on the other hand, can be removed from fabrics using a dabbing technique that prevents residues becoming embedded.

So how does SERVPRO know which smoke is which? The answer is simple. We conduct a pre-test to determine what kinds of smoke we are dealing with and how best to treat them. For difficult to reach areas we use agile, extendable brushes to complete the job effectively. Our technicians are IIRC certified and more than happy to share their considerable knowledge with you after work is complete.

Take the stress out of home restoration by trusting SERVPRO of Lafayette. You can reach us anytime at (765) 420-0077 to book a service.

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Our Water Cleanup Services Are The Best At Restoring Your Dayton Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Water Cleanup Services Are The Best At Restoring Your Dayton Home SERVPRO in Dayton provides water cleanup services that can help.

Our Water Cleanup Services Can Restore Your Dayton Laundry Room

There can be a minor disaster inside your home at any time that can come from various sources such as a leaking pipe or a crack in a supply line. It can also result from a loose hose on a washing machine as in your case. You did not notice the water on your laundry room floor until after your second load of laundry. Calling trained professionals right away can reduce the cost of the restoration by decreasing the amount of work we have to do to complete the job.

SERVPRO in Dayton provides water cleanup services that can help. We can use portable or trunk-mounted extractors as well as pumps, wands or vacuums to remove water quickly. Next, our techs can use detecting devices such as a probe or sensor to find moisture under the flooring or behind baseboards. Dampness can cause rot and may ruin your floor and lower walls. Plus, it may lead to bacteria growth, which makes a fast response from us imperative to saving your property.

After the irrigation phase, the technicians can begin to dry the structure. To do so, we can use industrial air movers or axial fans to push moisture out and to increase evaporation. Also, the crew may use heaters and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels and to speed up the drying process.

We can be at your house in three to four hours to begin the job after you first call us. The goal of our techs is to work quickly during the extraction and drying stages. We take measures to keep bacteria from growing and aim to protect your home from further damages. Whenever possible, we can return your home to its preloss condition.

You can trust SERVPRO of Lafayette to handle any water cleanup job in your home. Our teams are close by and ready to service areas that include Indian Village, Colburn, Stockwell, Ash Grove, and Buck Creek. Give us a call 24/7 at (765) 420-0077.

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Does Your Dayton Business Struggle With Odor After a Water Damage Event?

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Does Your Dayton Business Struggle With Odor After a Water Damage Event? The smell in your bakery should be that of baked goods and not musty. When facing a water damage incident, contact SERVPRO.

Take Odor Down With Commercial Water Removal in the Dayton Location

If you own a bakery, jewelry business, or any retail store, then you must be familiar with the idea of Murphy’s Law, which states that "anything that can go wrong will go wrong." A broken plumbing system, storms, hurricane, leaky pipes, or anything can lead to massive amounts of water entering your business establishment. Commercial water removal can be very tricky. Even if you manage to remove all the excess water from your business, there are still other problems that are waiting to happen.
 
Commercial water removal in the Dayton location is a critical process. You want to do this correctly and thoroughly, or else you can lose a lot of customers. Keep in mind that even after you have removed excess water from your commercial area, mildew, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms can still grow from the moisture and nutrients around your place. When these organisms take over, they can leave an unpleasant odor that surrounds the air. Even if you spray air freshener around your business, the smell can still linger. You want to make sure that you get the right experts to remove both the water and the odor. The last thing you want is to lose customers and profit all because of an inadequate water removal process.
 
The SERVPRO technician is knowledgeable about proper commercial water removal techniques. They know that water damage can start right away, so it is important to move fast. After the mitigation process and extracting all the standing water, they can help remove unpleasant odor. They can thoroughly inspect your commercial area to check for microorganisms. They can also use advanced equipment to spread disinfect or antibacterial solution in the air to kill off these critters. The SERVPRO tech can also utilize deodorizing agents that can penetrate odor-causing residues that were left behind from the water damage. After they have thoroughly cleaned your commercial site, they can walk you through the entire place to ensure that you are satisfied with the results.
 
If you are ready to get rid of odor by using a reliable commercial water removal expert, then give SERVPRO of Lafayette a call, and we can promptly send our skilled technician to your commercial location.

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How Our Experts Get Started With Our Professional Flood Damage Restoration Process In Dayton Property

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Experts Get Started With Our Professional Flood Damage Restoration Process In Dayton Property If water removal does not take place, then additional problems such as mold damage are likely to develop.

Learn To Do It Right When Your Dayton Property Experiences 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.

At SERVPRO of Lafayette, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster even when if it is related to mold, fire, water, or storm damage. Call us at (765) 420-0077 to benefit from our 24-hour emergency services that promise a stress-free process.

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Here's Why You Should Never Do DIY Mold Removal In Your Dayton Home

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Here's Why You Should Never Do DIY Mold Removal In Your Dayton Home Active mold growth can remain hidden behind the wall, floor, and ceiling without you ever finding out.

Why Dayton Homeowners Should Not Attempt DIY Mold Removal

Mold spores are present in the air. When exposed to certain conditions indoors for instance moisture, a favorable temperature, and food, active mold growth begins 24 to 48 hours later. As a Dayton homeowner, you ought to know that mold can spread to different rooms in your home. This is a health risk to your family.

Active growing mold damages the walls, floor, and ceiling compromising the structural integrity of your home. If your home is infested, mold removal experts in Dayton can assess and use their expertise to get rid of the infestation. This is not a route many homeowners choose as their first option. Many people will opt to take matters in their hands to get rid of the infestation. At SERVPRO, we advise against this.

Here is why homeowners should never attempt DIY removal of mold infestation:

Lack Of The Right Equipment And Techniques
Homeowners rely on cleaning solutions such as bleach, borax, vinegar, baking soda and ammonia to remove mold but these do not work. To remove mold in your home, advanced equipment and techniques are required. Using this equipment, experts are able to detect the presence of moisture feeding the mold. This area is then isolated to prevent the spreading of spores in the air. Also, safety equipment is used to prevent contact with the spores.

Mold Can Spread
Kitchens and bathrooms are affected by mold more than any other room. This is because the walls and floors get wet often. If you discover the presence of an infestation, do not attempt to remove it as an individual or with the help of another inexperienced person. Doing so will result in the spores spreading to other rooms in the home via air ducts and doorways.

Lack Of The Right Skill To Detect Hidden And Extensive Mold Growth
Active mold growth can remain hidden behind the wall, floor, and ceiling without you ever finding out. Since the structural integrity of the affected area is unknown, it is best to leave it to SERVPRO experts.

If you discover a large area of active mold growth, SERVPRO of Lafayette mold remediation technicians can remove the infestation safely and without compromising your home. To get it done right, call our 24/7 emergency line at (765) 420-0077 today!

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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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