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Our Experts Discuss The Specifics Of Mold Damage Containment In Your Home In Avon Park

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

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The Specifics Of Mold Damage Containment In Avon Park Homes

Mold and microbial growth or colonization in an Avon Park property can be a threatening and stressful experience for the homeowner. Without a full understanding of the severity of these issues, even focused and skilled efforts can fall short of what the house needs to eliminate the microbial presence. Apart from offering skilled technicians endorsed by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), we also equip these professionals to handle all levels of mold damage to get the situation under control effectively.

Our SERVPRO mold recovery team is among the most skilled and experienced of our entire organization, quickly assessing the severity of mold damage in Avon Park homes and mapping out a suitable plan to remove the colonies and restore the harm caused. Containment is a large portion of early mitigation efforts and can reduce the spread of active mold spores, colonization, and even moisture and dampness effects throughout the property. By isolating the incident, we can work in a designated area exclusively to remove organisms, purify the environment, and remediate loss.

Among the most productive of these efforts are barrier zipper chambers which can provide a solid sheet wall between unaffected areas of your home and the damaged areas. Apart from those with specific personal protective gear and the expertise to make a difference to the damaged portion of the property, no one could gain access to this restricted area.

Inside, our SERVPRO professionals have other methods of continued containment that double as improvement efforts for air quality concerns. The use of negative air scrubbers can pull air through the device’s onboard HEPA filtering system to trap active spores and other potential dust and debris that can exist after controlled demolition efforts often necessary to entirely remove colonization.

Multiple machines and qualified personnel are necessary to make positive strides quickly in a mold-damaged home. No matter when colonies get discovered, you can count on our SERVPRO of Highlands County professionals to make these effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (863) 446-0258.

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Did You Know That SERVPRO Uses Technology for Water Removal in Sebring?

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

No matter the size of your water loss incident, SERVPRO of Highlands County is equipped to remove the water.

SERVPRO Uses Technology to Stay On Top of Water Removal in Sebring

To stay competitive on a national scale, we at SERVPRO work continuously to improve our lineup of water removal and damage restoration techniques. Removing and reversing the effects of water and flood damage in a short time frame while keeping costs low takes years of experience, research, and high-end technology. Thanks to our national network of sister franchises, we can provide some of the most advanced and innovative technologies available to help clean up and restore your home after a disaster.

Rapid Extraction of Standing Water

When most people in Sebring think of water removal services, visions come to mind of pumping significant volumes of standing water out of the home through heavy machinery. While most floods we encounter do not need these services, we pack some of the most high-power industrial strength machinery available to pump water. Our truck-mounted water extraction devices can remove water from your home within minutes, stopping the acceleration of damages that can happen whenever standing water remains in your home for longer than a few hours.

Drying Soaked Materials

Extracting water from saturated wood, carpeting, furniture, and other porous surfaces on a large scale is no easy task. SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools and equipment to accomplish this task. For most purposes, we can set up heavy-duty air movers that create powerful wind currents in your home to extract even the most deeply-embedded droplets of water from your home. For more sensitive furniture and materials, we have developed a multitude of unique and specialized cleaning processes that, while more time-consuming and challenging to train for than the use of air movers, can help to prevent objects and materials in your home from sustaining any further damages.

Monitoring Moisture Levels

Even once we finish these processes, it can be easy to miss hidden pockets of moisture in the walls and floors of your home. We use infrared imaging devices combined with thermohygrometers to identify patches of moisture that might be invisible to the naked eye.

At SERVPRO of Highlands County, we stay up-to-date on the latest technology to help us combat water and flood damage in local homes. Contact us 24/7 at (863) 446-0258.

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Water Loss in Sebring? Easy, Peasy---Call SERVPRO for Swift Extraction and Drying

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Leaks Lead to Water Damage in Sebring Homes. Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Sebring Can Bring You Fast and Efficient Water Damage Restoration Services  

Accidents can happen inside of any home and, upon occasion, those accidents can result in serious problems, such as water damage. The water damage inside of your home was caused by a broken water line, which had been connecting your kitchen sink to your plumbing. Upon breaking, the water flowed into your kitchen uninterrupted for quite some time before it was noticed and your water was turned off.

While you were able to clean up the excess water and have the line replaced in your Sebring kitchen, the water damage had already taken root. The cabinetry and flooring remained waterlogged, and you knew that if it remained that way, it could cause mold damage shortly. Deciding to reach out to a professional clean up and remediation was the best thing you could have done for the longevity of the cabinets inside of your kitchen, as well as the floor.
SERVPRO is proud to uphold a reputation of swiftly responding to any call, using advanced technology to address damages, and being exceptionally friendly to our customers. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. It is our belief to provide the best services possible, so we feel more like a neighborhood friend, and less like a company of strangers that you must invite into your home. Leaving our customers smiling is always our goal, and SERVPRO is proud to serve its community.
Tile flooring can be hard to draw moisture out of because it is a hard surface that may seep water from thr grout lines into the subfloor. Because of this fact, SERVPRO can use a combination of drying mats, air blasting tubes, and dehumidifiers, to hit both sides of the flooring with dry air. To dry out the cabinets in your kitchen, we can remove the toe-kicks and then use air movers to hit the underside of the cabinet, while also drying out the inside, to effectively remove the water damage from all sides. To make sure the drying goals are set, SERVPRO can use moisture meters to ensure that your home is within an acceptable range before leaving your home "Like it never even happened."
When water damage strikes, quickly strike back and get help. Reach out to SERVPRO of Highlands County by phoning (863) 446-0258. No matter the time, we're always ready to help.

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How Professionals Use Advanced Equipment to Dry Your Water Damaged Sebring Apartment

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Removal Professionals in Sebring Talk About the Different Types of Drying Equipment

If you ever happen to experience a flood inside your Sebring apartment complex, it is wise to call a professional restoration company such as the SERVPRO Franchise System immediately after you notice the excessive moisture. If water removal does not get completed quickly, secondary issues caused by humidity and mold can develop. Our technicians offer fast 24/7 service so that we can eliminate you having to suffer from secondary problems in the future. We answer our phones at all times, and we have crews located nearby so that we can arrive at your residence shortly after you call us. We know that the sooner we can start water removal on your property, the less likely secondary damage like mold or humidity problems develop. 

Even if the damage seems minor, other issues can develop if the original problem does not get treated by professionals like your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals right away. Our highly trained team knows special techniques to accomplish prompt water removal inside your Sebring apartment. We first start with extracting moisture while it is in its liquid form. After as much liquid H2O gets pulled out of your contents and building materials we utilize advanced technology to remove moisture that has soaked into non-porous structural components. During the rapid structural drying phase, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers to create the ideal environment for quick drying and evaporation. 

The air movers or at times, box fans create air circulation so that the wet air sitting next to wet surfaces gets pushed away so that more water can evaporate from the wet substances into the air. The air movers get placed so that the air hits wet surfaces at a 45-degree angle and does not push moisture deeper into the material. The dehumidifiers then pull moisture out of the air and lower the building's indoor relative humidity levels. The dehumidifying systems dispense the water out in liquid form and provide hot, dry air which is used back in the air movers' circulation. 

If you ever need water removed from your apartment complex, call SERVPRO of Highlands County at (863) 446-0258 24/7.

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Our Team Of Fire Damage Specialists Will Remove Odors From Your Avon Park Home

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

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Why SERVPRO Directly Addresses Fire Damage-Related Odors In Avon Park

The chemical reactions that happen during a house fire leave your home in Avon Park full of strong odors. Even after the complete removal of burned materials and a thorough cleaning away of sooty residues, these odors can continue to bother occupants. Removing them helps families recover more quickly and without the constant reminder of a tragic fire.

Why SERVPRO technicians engage in extensive training is to remain prepared, so we can remediate after your Avon Park home sustains fire damage. Gathering tools and equipment together takes time, so we keep our Green Fleet loaded with the necessary items. Using every possible way to save time means we are always Faster To Any Size Disaster. A speedy response means less time for soot to dry on materials, which makes such soot harder to remove, while an earlier response ends up saving time during the cleaning process.

The cause of such odor comes from soot that became embedded in tiny pores and other areas that even rigorous cleaning techniques can leave behind. Heat-bonded particles do disintegrate but do so more slowly than those that blew into hidden areas of your home where smoke deposited them. While our crews work on cleaning your home of debris, charred materials, and other fire damage mitigation services, we use hydroxyl gas and air scrubbers to clean the air. Hydroxyl gas freshens the air via chemical bonding to many odor-causing particles while air scrubbers physically remove them.

After we finish with mitigation and the house is ready for restoration work to begin, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses thermal fogging equipment to neutralize odor-causing soot particles. Thermal fogging creates a dense fog that looks and acts like smoke. It travels to the same locations that the smoke went during the fire and penetrates the same areas, filling rooms, closets, cabinets, and other small spaces that give soot a place to hide.

We understand how fire damage can continually remind a family of a past tragedy. We take pride in both our dedication to helping local families recover after such disasters and our ability to always arrive well-prepared and highly trained. When you need qualified and highly skilled professionals whose dedication shows in their work, call us, SERVPRO of Highlands County, at (863) 446-0258. We are always here for you, year-round, at any hour of the day or night.

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Why You Need SERVPRO to Remediate Your Flood Damaged Sebring Home

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water, water everywhere...and everywhere it shouldn't be. Call SERVPRO to remove the water and restore your home.

Important Steps we Take to Fix Flood Damage in Sebring

There is no perfect time for a flooding incident, and unlike other emergencies, it is hard to eliminate all possibilities of flooding in your Sebring property. If you consider all the ways that might leave you with flooded property, the risk becomes even more evident. Apart from rising waters, driving rain, a punctured roof and sewage back up are among issues that can leave your property swamped in water. Our team of exceptionally skilled technicians can deliver the remediation services you need to cope with the issue when it arises.  

One of the most significant problems related to flood damage in Sebring is contamination. It happens when rising waters dump toxic materials such as industrial chemicals into your property. Sewage backup also causes severe contamination since raw sewage is a biohazard. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and therefore take various steps to decontaminate all affected areas thoroughly. Spraying an EPA-registered biocide immediately after arriving at a job site helps neutralize disease-causing microorganisms. We also perform a flood-cut two feet above the water line helping us remove all porous materials such as insulation and drywall soaked in the floodwaters.  

Floods leave debris, mud and other forms of soils in the affected areas. Such wastes are not only unsightly but might also cause problems such as bad odor if left unchecked. Our SERVPRO team is well fitted to handle cleanup. We have high-pressure washers that can remove soils from the affected areas fast. Working as a team also helps quicken removal of other types of debris.  

After the flood, the excess humidity and the moisture trapped in porous materials such as wood can cause various problems including mold and rot, which lead to bad odors in your property. Other problems like warping and buckling in wood also happen. At SERVPRO we have invested in high-grade drying equipment including dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers. ASD, Applied Structure Drying certification, means that our crew takes every measure to dry your structure to normal levels.  

Dealing with a flood is easier when you know what to do. Call SERVPRO of Highlands County to help. You can reach us at (863) 446-0258 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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