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What Are The Top Five Things You Need To Know About Mold Remediation?

11/23/2022 (Permalink)

Blue mold What Are The Top Five Things You Need To Know About Mold Remediation?

Mold can create many problems for a home or business owner; you won’t know there’s any issue ahead of time - a colony will be discovered, and you’re left having to manage it. 

What Are Some Important Basic Mold FAQs For You To Understand?

  1. Mold is very common in buildings and homes. Mold will grow in moist places, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
  2. Everyone can practice mold prevention and keep their premises safe from an infestation. Once one has established itself, however, you may need professional help to remediate it; a mold infestation can never be wholly eradicated
  3. Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. It can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, and pets and can be carried indoors.
  4. Some people are sensitive to mold. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, who suffer from mold allergies or asthma, may have more intense reactions.
  5. You can control mold growth by:
  • Controlling humidity levels;
  • Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Manage A Mold Infestation? 

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have the training and expertise to handle any mold situation safely. On our team of highly-trained technicians, we have:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialists
  • Water Damage Restoration Technicians
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

Call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties at (419) 443-1790 for help with any disaster. In addition to mold remediation services, we handle fire, water, storm damage mitigation services, and much more!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Can I Best Maintain My Commercial Property?

11/16/2022 (Permalink)

Highrise buildings How Can I Best Maintain My Commercial Property?

You don’t have time to worry about the everyday wear and tear that gradually soils your office - you’re too busy running your business! When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties for prompt service at  (419) 443-1790.

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

What Services Does SERVPRO Offer Commercial Property Owners?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties offers services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following:

Why Should I Choose SERVPRO To Maintain My Commercial Property?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is locally owned and operated—so we’re a part of this community too. We are also part of a national network of over 2010 Franchises, which enables us to respond quicker with more resources. We can call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country for major storms and disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Our team is highly-trained, uses advanced technology, and offers fast 24-hour service

We’re also disaster mitigation experts. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. A commercial operations manager supervises every large loss to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

Contact us here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties to learn more about how we can help you keep your commercial business in tip-top shape!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do I Minimize Water Damage In My Tiffin Home?

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO hard hat How Do I Minimize Water Damage In My Tiffin Home?

Water damage to your home in Tiffin can be inconvenient and sometimes even dangerous, depending on where the water comes from. If you experience water damage, you can always contact SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties by calling us at  (419) 443-1790 for help at any time of the day or night. We offer fast 24-hour service!

What Will SERVPRO Do First When Helping Me Handle Water Damage?

When responding to a water damage emergency, we begin with a detailed inspection of your home or property, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the damage's scope so we can develop an appropriate action plan.

Identify and Stop the Water Source

We will check for the source of moisture in your home or business. The source must be stopped before any restoration or drying of the building can be successful.

Identify the Type of Water

We will identify the category and classification of water damage to ensure our professionals restore your property based on industry guidelines. The water contamination level will affect the specific restoration processes we use.

  • Category 1: "Clean Water"
  • Category 2: "Gray Water"
  • Category 3: "Black Water"

Survey the Extent of the Water Damage and Inspect the Premises

We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. In addition, we will check for safety concerns that may be evident. If there are any safety issues like lead or asbestos, please bring them to our attention.

Move or Block Furniture

We move furniture, property contents, and block items to help prevent rust or furniture stains on wet carpets.

What Does SERVPRO Do To Remove The Water?

After the inspection and damage assessment step, the water extraction process begins. This step removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and truck-mounted vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of water from your property.

Move-Out / Pack-Out

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage.

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength and wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • We may use infrared cameras to find "hidden" water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for the continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

The SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team members are your water damage remediation experts! Learn more about our drying and dehumidification process here

In addition to water damage remediation, we handle fire and storm damage, mold remediation, and much more. 

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me Recover From Smoke And Fire Damage?

11/2/2022 (Permalink)

Kitchen pot cooking on fire How Can SERVPRO Help Me Recover From Smoke And Fire Damage?

If your Huron & East Seneca Counties home and belongings experience a fire, you will probably be left with damages from the fire, the smoke and soot, and even the water used in the firefighting process. 

Our SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team maintains all specialized training afforded by the SERVPRO Franchise. Our team knows the ins and outs of fire and water damage cleanup and restoration, enabling us to restore your home or business to its pre-fire condition quickly. Call us at (419) 443-1790 for help with fire damage or any other disaster!

Please refer to our Fire Damage Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property while you wait on the SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties team.

What Are Some Ways SERVPRO Can Help Me With Fire And Smoke Damage Recovery?

The SERVPRO team are experts in fire damage mitigation. Our fire damage process is as follows: 

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event to help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources. 

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action. 

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs. 

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water. We then use dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process. 

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all restorable items and structures damaged by the fire. We use various cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or significant repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

How Does SERVPRO Care For My Damaged Belongings?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or pre-clean before wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

No matter what kind of disaster you face, SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties will be onsite to help right away! Our highly-trained team uses the most advanced technology available to get you back to normal.

Not only do we manage fire damage, but we are also experts in water damage and mold remediation, too!

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Do I Prepare My Attica Location For A Storm?

10/26/2022 (Permalink)

storm over a field How Do I Prepare My Attica Location For A Storm?

How Do I Prepare My Attica Location For A Storm?

We’re heading into winter storm season, and as a savvy Attica home or business owner, you know it’s best to be prepared ahead of time. Power losses, debris, and standing water can create serious challenges during stormy weather.

Let’s discuss some ways you can be ready for bad weather!

What Are Some Important Safety Measures I Can Take For My Attica Home Or Business?

Safety is the most critical consideration of all. Whether you’re thinking of your loved ones or your workforce, you can take steps to ensure no one gets hurt by damages from a winter storm.

  • After a storm comes through, there may be much debris that will need to be cleaned up. If you are using machinery for the cleanup, make sure never to operate machinery on your own. Wear protective eye gear and headgear while operating machines (such as chainsaws and chippers, for example). Take note of anyone in the vicinity and be aware of your surroundings while using such machinery and tools. Schedule professional assistance if you are uncertain about clearing storm damage.
  • If you have experienced flooding and standing water at your Attica property, keep people clear of this area. Electricity in that part of the home should be shut off safely, but never walk through standing water when electricity is engaged. Removing standing water as soon as possible is vital to avoid contamination and mold. Professional cleanup companies can be onsite right away to handle damage after storms. 
  • If you have tree damage to your home or property, always ensure no power lines are down nearby before you start any cleanup. If there are, wait until utility crews can remove them before beginning your cleanup.
  • You should have the overall structure of your home professionally assessed if you have experienced storm damage. These professionals will check power sources, whether the home is leaning, exposed wiring, and other unsafe conditions. 
  • If your property has sustained substantial damage, leave things as they are before your insurance company inspects if possible. Your policy may state that professional repairs must be done and may not cover anything you do yourself. If you’re not sure what you can or cannot do, employ a professional who can do an inspection and give you an estimate for any repairs. 

How Can SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties Help Me Get Back To Normal After A Winter Storm?

SERVPRO specializes in storm damage recovery, and we are equipped to handle these events at a moment’s notice. 

  • Our personnel have been trained and have all the necessary training to assist in a storm emergency event. 
  • Every crew member has experience with a storm event in the past, so they know exactly what to do. 
  • Our warehouse is well-stocked with equipment that can meet all your needs. 

Cleaning up after a significant weather event can be challenging. Here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties, we manage all kinds of damage to your Attica home or business so you can get back to normal as soon as possible. In addition to storm damage, we also handle damage from fire, water, and mold.

This franchise is independently owned and operated. 

How Can SERVPRO Help Me In My New Bloomville Home?

10/19/2022 (Permalink)

Home for Sale Sign How Can SERVPRO Help Me In My New Bloomville Home?

How Can SERVPRO Help Me In My New Bloomville Home?

Owning a new home is an exciting prospect - and often challenging. Your home might be newly constructed, so you’ll focus on landscaping and additions, such as extended decks, hot tubs, or organizing the garage. 

Or you may have purchased an older home, and if this is the case, you will have different needs. You may need to have some deep cleaning done, or you may have to complete mold remediation. Even if you get a clean pest report before you close, issues can crop up after your home purchase. 

What Types Of Services Does SERVPRO Offer?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties offers a wide variety of cleanup and restoration services for Bloomville home and business owners. These services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning. The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will eliminate the dirt you see and remove the unwanted dust you don’t. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening a room and freshening your home.

Air Duct Cleaning. We all have tasks around the house that don’t make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal. Your basic cleaning service will not have the expertise to deodorize your home effectively. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up. Our experts are ready to assist in cleaning up sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home.

Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice For Home Restoration And Cleaning Services In Bloomville?

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is strategically positioned to be “Faster to Any Size Disaster” and will help you recover your Bloomville home or business as soon as possible!

No matter what kind of services you may need as a Bloomville homeowner, SERVPRO of Huron & East Senecal Counties is here to help. Our highly trained and certified team uses the most advanced technology to ensure you get the best results. Contact us today!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Is The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist For My New London Commercial Property?

10/12/2022 (Permalink)

Office Building with large windows What Is The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist For My New London Commercial Property?

What Is The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist For My New London Commercial Property?

Keeping your New London business clean, pleasant, and healthy may require a checklist, especially if the company is booming and you are busy from when the doors open until they close and at the end of the day. If you don’t have a cleaning checklist, you may consider creating one to help you streamline cleaning tasks along with all the other maintenance projects your business requires.

What Does The Ultimate Cleaning Checklist Include?

You can use the checklist below as a template to create your own for your New London commercial enterprise:

DAILY

  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms, including mirrors, countertops, sinks, and the inside and outside toilets. 
  • Clean and disinfect doors, door handles, light switches, and other high-touch surfaces. 
  • Sweep and mop floors using a disinfectant liquid; the mop head needs to be cleaned and replaced regularly. 
  • Clean cigarette trash from provided receptacles. 
  • Clean and polish drinking fountains.
  • Clean and disinfect kitchen/food prep area, including sinks and countertops. 
  • Clean all glass, especially entrance doors and other high visibility areas. 

WEEKLY

  • Wipe down and disinfect work desks and machinery such as phones, keyboards, printers, and filing cabinets; this can be a weekly task if your premises require it or your workforce feels it is necessary for their safety. 
  • Sweep and vacuum all offices. 
  • Dust window sills and baseboards. 
  • Dust artwork, framed certifications, etc. 
  • Clean out refrigerators and wash/disinfect microwaves. 
  • Sweep exterior entrances, front, and back.
  • Make sure break areas are clean. 
  • Remove trash and debris from parking areas.

MONTHLY

  • Inspect the roofing, exterior doors, windows, and parking areas for potential problems and maintenance needs.
  • Trim back large bushes and tree limbs on your property ahead of the heavy weather season in your area.
  • Complete an inspection of fencing and entrance gates.
  • Schedule regular maintenance of all your HVAC systems and ductwork

Should I Call SERVPRO To Help Me With Commercial Cleaning? 

We’ve got you covered! SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties offers services ranging from cleaning restaurant hoods to removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our commercial cleaning services include the following:

Here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties, we are here to help you handle all your cleaning and maintenance projects. Contact us to schedule routine commercial cleaning assistance or if you experience damage from an emergency. We’re water, mold, fire, and bio-hazard, cleanup experts.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are Some Smart Cooking Tips For Your Family?

10/5/2022 (Permalink)

pot cooking on a stove What Are Some Smart Cooking Tips For Your Family?

What Are Some Smart Cooking Tips For Your Family?

Your Bellevue kitchen is where fire safety should always be practiced! Kitchen fires are one of the most common sources of damage, and such damage can devastate residents. 

With that in mind, let’s discuss some cooking tips you can follow to keep your home and family fire safe!

How Do I Practice Safety While Cooking? 

Here are some top cooking safety tips for you and your family:

  • Never leave food cooking on the stovetop unattended, and keep a close eye on the food cooking in the oven.
  • Keep cooking areas clean and clear of combustibles (i.e., potholders, towels, rags, drapes, and food packaging).
  • Keep children and pets away from cooking areas.
  • Turning pot handles inward so they can’t be bumped and children can’t grab them.
  • Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking; loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and catch fire.
  • Never use a wet oven mitt, as it presents a scald danger if the moisture in the mitt is heated.
  • Always have a potholder, oven mitt, and lid handy. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, put on an oven mitt and smother the flames by carefully sliding the cover over the pan. Please turn off the burner, and don’t remove the lid until it is completely cool. NEVER pour water on a grease fire and never discharge a fire extinguisher onto a pan fire, as it can spray or shoot burning grease around the kitchen, thus spreading the fire.
  • You’ll want to keep the door closed and unplug the unit if there is a microwave fire. Food cooked in a microwave can be dangerously hot. Remove the lids or other coverings from microwaved food carefully to prevent steam burns.

What Are Some Top Suggestions For Kitchen Safety In Your Bellevue Home?

  • Cooking equipment is often responsible for fires, so your cooking equipment needs to be kept in top condition. Following established cleaning practices and the manufacturer’s suggested usage for all your kitchen equipment - from pans and pots to microwaves and ovens - will help prevent a fire from malfunctioning or accident. 
  • The buildup of grease in stove hoods, oven interiors, and around cooking equipment can be hazardous. These kitchen components operate under high heat - and grease plus heat is an explosive combination - so keeping them as clean as possible is another fire prevention practice you can implement. 
  • Keep your indoor fire sprinkler system up-to-date to ensure it will work properly if there is a fire. Corrosion can weaken their effectiveness, so regularly inspecting them is essential for preventing fire damage; this is true of your fire extinguishers. Make fire safety inspections a routine each quarter to avoid fires in your kitchen and other areas of your home. 

Call SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties at (615) 443 1790 if you experience fire, water, or mold damage. We have all the skills and equipment required to get you back to normal as soon as possible, including restoring affected documents and belongings

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

What Are The Immediate Steps You Need To Take After Water Damage?

9/28/2022 (Permalink)

What Are The Immediate Steps You Need To Take After Water Damage? What Are The Immediate Steps You Need To Take After Water Damage?

What Are The Immediate Steps You Need To Take After Water Damage?

A water leak or a flood in your Huron & East Seneca Counties home or business can wreak havoc on your premises. Such a leak often happens with little to no warning, so it's best to be prepared ahead of time. 

It won't take long to start seeing the destruction after a flood or leak. Within an hour, carpeting becomes soggy, and water seeps into your carpet pad. Wood flooring begins to buckle as the moisture seeps through to the subfloor. Wood furniture will swell and warp if left in standing water, and any moisture that has leaked through a ceiling or a wall will destroy drywall and insulation. Your wallpaper will peel, and the paint will begin to blister.

There are some steps you can take after water damage to alleviate some of the worst of it, however. Keep reading to learn more!

If I Experience Water Damage, What Should I Do First?

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Determine whether it is safe to stay in the building.
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy; be careful when handling them.

What's next?

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What Does SERVPRO Recommend You NOT Do After Water Damage?

Here are a few tips to help you avoid unnecessary issues after water damage:

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpets or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet; keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties is your go-to for water damage restoration. We are also mold remediation experts, and we can handle any unpleasant associated odors immediately. Our commercial water damage services will help you get your Huron & East Seneca County area business back to work as soon as possible!

This franchise is independently owned and operated.

How Do You Prepare The Exterior Of Your Norwalk Home For Potential Storm Damage?

9/21/2022 (Permalink)

How Do You Prepare The Exterior Of Your Norwalk Home For Potential Storm Damage? How Do You Prepare The Exterior Of Your Norwalk Home For Potential Storm Damage?

How Do You Prepare The Exterior Of Your Norwalk Home For Potential Storm Damage?

The exterior of your Norwalk home is vulnerable to the weather all year round. Ice and snow will create problems at times, and storms also bring much damage. 

You can be proactive ahead of seasonal weather to protect the exterior of your Norwalk home, however, and save yourself the costs and loss of time that come from dealing with damages to your building. 

Let’s talk about some ways you can prepare the exterior of your house ahead of storms.

What Are Some Top Tips For Storm Protection For My Norwalk House?

Here are some steps we recommend you take to keep your home protected from storms in the Norwalk area:

  • Put away outdoor items, such as furniture, lawn equipment, and other heavy objects that could become dangerous in high winds.
  • Remove large or loose tree branches; if they snap loose when the weather is rough, they can damage your house or your neighbor’s.
  • Make sure your roof is in good condition by replacing loose shingles. 
  • Clean your gutters and drain spouts to avoid water backing up and running into your attic and interior walls. 
  • Create and maintain good drainage around your foundations.

How Can SERVPRO Help You Recover From Storm Damage To My Norwalk Home?

We are storm damage restoration specialists. If the worst should happen, call us right away at (419) 443 1790. We will be on-site at your location right away with all the most advanced technology in the business to get you back to normal. 

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Norwalk business owners and residents.

SERVPRO:

The professionals here at SERVPRO of Huron & East Seneca Counties are always available in the event of damage to your Norwalk home from a major storm, as well as damage from water, mold, or biological contamination. We are faster to disasters of all sizes! Call us at (419) 443 1790 for assistance of any kind, any time of the day or night.

This franchise is independently owned and operated.