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How to Remove the Smoke Odors From a Montgomery HVAC System

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Remove the Smoke Odors From a Montgomery HVAC System Did you know that SERVPRO of Montgomery can clean air ducts?

Removing Fire Odors in HVAC Systems of Montgomery Homes 

Many Montgomery homeowners run their air conditioning systems through most of the year, and there are only a few instances in which these units get turned off. When disasters like fire loss incidents occur, these HVAC networks do not shut down until you tell them to or until the conditions of the fire itself compromise the ability for the unit to continue functioning correctly. The result of these situations is often air ducts that get severely affected by soot, smoke residues, and harsh odors. Combatting all of these effects are out of the wheelhouse of the average homeowner, requiring you to trust in the expertise of certified professionals like our restorers. 

Fire odor removal can often be a considerable challenge for your Montgomery home, even with the experienced and trained professionals our SERVPRO team dispatches. Odors can spread quickly and embed into surfaces and materials throughout the house. In many cases, excessive heat causes pores in materials like drywall to expand, allowing these odors to penetrate the sheetrock. When the house cools down after extinguishment, these molecules get trapped within the pores of the material and continue to affect the occupants of the house without the appropriate deodorization methods. 

When areas like the HVAC system and air ducts become affected by spreading odors, it can be even more of a challenge to address these concerns. Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with an array of equipment designed to neutralize foul and noxious smoke and fire odors on contact, but other symptoms from the fire must also get addressed and removed within the air ducts to eliminate the scent. 

Our professionals arrive with sophisticated equipment to clean out this network of ducts, including whips, brushes, and HEPA vacuums. The sooner this system can get thoroughly cleaned after a fire, the less chance it has of perpetually circulating damaging effects. 

There are multiple concerns that every homeowner should have after a fire occurs in their residence, but with the fast response of our SERVPRO of Montgomery professionals, we can make these damaging effects “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (334) 273-0992.

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Cleaning and Eliminating Commercial Mold Damage In Montgomery

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning and Eliminating Commercial Mold Damage In Montgomery Let SERVPRO help your office remove mold today.

Don’t take on mold alone.

As Summer arrives, Montgomery residents prepare to go from warm and humid to hot and humid. It’s a complaint from non-natives that generates a good laugh, but the weather often aggravates issues with mold, in homes and businesses.

Mold spores in Montgomery  are in every structure, but commercial mold damage only happens when the increased moisture also has the right temperature (about 68 to 86 degrees) and a food source. Even in a restaurant, these spores prefer to feed on items like drywall, wood framing, and even certain types of carpeting. SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRTs) train to find the source of the mold, dry up or remove the source of moisture, and clean mold off any affected property.

They perform a visual inspection and also use a moisture meter to trace mold back to its origin point. In a commercial facility like a restaurant, there may be multiple sources. They often find mold growing behind the walls of bathrooms and kitchens, but it is not uncommon to find an active colony in overhead spaces, where rain or leaking pipes can activate inert spores. As they look for the sources, the AMRTs spray the mold growth with an antibacterial agent, killing it.

Now, SERVPRO team members dry up any puddles and other water to halt growth. In most cases, they can do this with sponges and cloths and then clean the surface with an anti-bacterial spray. If there is a minor issue like a loose pipe connection, they can fix it. Major issues always need a licensed plumber though.

In many cases, the AMRTs can clean mold off surfaces like food preparation areas without damaging them. Most efforts involve scraping the mold off framing and other building materials, however. They use a combination of cleaner and brushed to remove them, but if the mold had time to penetrate the surface, MRTs also have the option to use sanders to remove the top layer of wood to get at the mold. If they penetrated drywall, it is more cost-efficient to replace affected panels than to expend the time and effort trying to repair them.

At SERVPRO of Montgomery, our goal is to swiftly clean and restore each business so owners can reopen to their customers as quickly as possible. If you see or suspect a mold problem in your business, call us at (334) 273-0992 today. We are here for you.

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We Provide Immediate Attention To Your Montgomery Water Damage Disaster

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Provide Immediate Attention To Your Montgomery Water Damage Disaster Our recovery teams are prepped and ready to respond on a moments notice. We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate and call us right away.

Inspection, Assessment and Remediation of Water Damage in Montgomery

Dealing with property damages is a job for professionals. Haphazard remediation efforts can result in further issues or persistent problems. Our service provides technicians with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification to ensure they can mitigate losses and repair your home correctly. As a locally owned company, we can offer reduced call out times and a twenty-four-hour contact number for emergencies.

Properties with water damage in Montgomery require immediate attention. Over time, residual moisture can cause malodors or microbial growth in carpets, insulation, and soft furnishings. Failure to attend to these issues can result in permanent problems that may need wholesale replacements. Using SERVPRO can help you to take back control of your property after excess quantities of water enter the home.

The first phase of water restoration is to conduct a thorough inspection. Initially, SERVPRO technicians assess the visible signs of moisture, starting from the source and working outwards. Since water migrates rapidly, we may also need to conduct a more thorough search using a range of detection equipment. This equipment could include thermal imaging cameras, moisture sensors, and thermal hygrometers.

It is not uncommon for SERVPRO to temporarily remove fittings around the home to establish a thorough drying procedure. Carpets, for example, are porous materials and imbibe moisture. Beneath your carpet, the subfloor mat may have broken apart or become saturated. We can remove, dispose, and replace your subfloor mat before returning your dry carpet to its original position.

In some situations, it may be necessary to dry your property overnight. To do this, SERVPRO can deploy dehumidifiers or rapid air movers to establish an airflow within the affected area. Air circulation helps to evaporate residual moisture while dehumidifiers can remove the evaporated moisture from the surrounding air. A procedure like this can help to establish a properly dry area and control microbial growth after water damage.

For a highly trained effort in water damage remediation, contact SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992 today.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Montgomery

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Help You Get Back To Business In Montgomery We have the training and equipment to handle any size flooding or water damage emergencies.

Cleaning Up After a Sprinkler Malfunction in a Montgomery Store

Mismanaged sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems in Montgomery stores can often lead to substantial water damage. Malfunctions can occur without any human error, and activate this system with excessive heat, the presence of smoke or steam, or some other indicator that can unintentionally trigger the fire suppression system. Once the sprinkler system has activated, even with advanced and more technologically sound models, the water loss effects can be too significant to overcome with conventional cleanup approaches.

No matter when these emergencies occur, you can always count on the swift response of our technicians to address the water damage in your Montgomery store. As a business ourselves, we can understand the importance of being available to your customers when they need you, so we work hard to get your doors back open quickly. We have effective mitigation strategies that can address the majority of the effects from this sprinkler malfunction including extraction, drying, and removing at-risk inventory and stock.

There are many pieces of equipment and the bulk of your inventory that could become at risk when sprinklers activate without good cause. Our Contents Department of our SERVPRO team can walk through the damaged property to determine which items can benefit from removal and focused attention at our nearby warehouse. Once these items get dried, cleaned, and disinfected, we can safely store them until they can get returned to the store once restoration nears completion.

With widespread effects like you find once sprinkler systems activate, it can be challenging to work around these effects to keep your doors open. Instead, our SERVPRO professionals can work with our advanced equipment to remove standing water and dry out saturated elements exposed.

We know how critical downtime can be to both your profits and the employees that depend on your doors being open when they should be. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Montgomery team to work tirelessly to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Give our technicians a call 24/7 at (334) 273-0992.

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What Does Water Damage Do To Hardwood Floors in Montgomery?

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Does Water Damage Do To Hardwood Floors in Montgomery? Water and hardwood floors don't mix. Call SERVPRO to dry your water damaged floors

Water Removal from Your Montgomery Home Can Save Hardwood Floors!

A wide range of events can cause water to enter your home. Pipe leak, broken appliance hoses, or just forgetting to turn off the sink faucet, damage your home by the resulting spills. Water causes permanent damage to hardwood floors, which is why it is vital to contact the professionals for assistance. 

Hardwood floors can warp and buckle when exposed to moisture, causing potential safety hazards for homeowners. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians can perform water removal services in Montgomery to help prevent these safety hazards from forming in your home. Although hardwood typically has high resistance to water damage, it can quickly be permanently damaged if exposed to water for extended periods. As it absorbs increasing amounts of water, hardwood experiences cupping, warping, and buckling in which necessitates replacement. Luckily, we train our SERVPRO techs in removing standing water from homes and assisting in drying hardwood floors.

We can use industrial grade wet vacs to remove spillage off of your floors, or if you experience large amounts of water flooding, we can use pumps to remove water. Hardwood floors have to be dried out before refinishing, so we can use air movers to pump air under and over your floor to reduce moisture content, which has the additional effect of inhibiting potential mold growth. Unfortunately, if your floors have a hardwood veneer, restoration requires scrapping and replacing due to the thin nature of veneers. 

Once your wood floors and the subflooring below are dried, they can be sanded and refinished to make them appear good as new! 

If your hardwood floors are at risk of being ruined by water, then call SERVPRO of Montgomery at (334) 273-0992, and we can help get you on track to restoring your floors.

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Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Handle Your Montgomery Flood Damage

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Certified Professionals Are Ready To Handle Your Montgomery Flood Damage We have the expertise, equipment and experience to handle your flood damage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us right away.

Protecting Belongings in Your Montgomery Home from Flood Damage

As a Montgomery homeowner, your biggest concern when facing any disaster is the effect that it has on your personal belongings and your family. While getting everyone to safety is the priority whenever emergencies occur, you want to make sure that you are doing everything possible to protect and preserve your belongings and possessions from exposure to floodwater and its effects. Our professionals have a 24/7 response to substantial storm situations, offering the full measure of our emergency repairs and mitigation to make restoration less costly and time-consuming.

Protecting the keepsakes and treasures that you have accrued throughout your life can be a challenge when flood damage affects your Montgomery house. Our SERVPRO professionals have an entire contents division that can walk through the property with our estimator when our rapid response team first arrives. These individuals can begin assessing which contents are at-risk for damage or worsening effects by remaining where they are. Most of the items from the affected areas of your home must get packed up and removed from the immediate area to prevent detrimental effects.

Many of the items removed from the damaged area of your home are taken to our nearby facility for deodorization, drying, and cleaning when necessary. We can then safely store these items in a climate-controlled and temperature-controlled environment to maintain their appearance and function until time to return them to your restored property.

Not all of the items removed from the flood-damaged portion of your property are taken to our facility, however. If our SERVPRO professionals have determined that some furniture, contents, and belongings have not gotten affected by the presence of floodwater or moisture in the environment, the can get moved to a different area of the property unaffected by the disaster until restoration completes.

Protecting your belongings in any disaster is a critical phase of the work that our SERVPRO of Montgomery team does. We go above and beyond to ensure that we make all effects from flooding and other disasters “Like it never even happened.” Give our dedicated professionals a call today at (334) 273-0992.

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Why SERVPRO Is The Garden District Leader In Flood Damage Control

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why SERVPRO Is The Garden District Leader In Flood Damage Control Our specialists have the expertise, equipment and experience to handle your flood damage restoration. We operate 24/7 so call us right away.

No Need to Tolerate Storm Debris and Minor Flood Damage Around Your Garden District Home

During the Spring, the Garden District gets many strong storms. While many homeowners appreciate the amount of water that falls and begins to revitalize lawns and flowerbeds, the debris that blows into yards can become an unsightly problem. SERVPRO understands that your schedule keeps you busy and cleaning up such messes takes time out of your already packed day.

Another issue that SERVPRO can assist you in keeping your Garden District home looking pristine is flood damage control. Low-lying areas of your property can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes when allowed to remain boggy and wet. We can drain these areas for you with our truck mounted pumps and prevent such vectors from becoming a nuisance.

We can help regularly or for preparation of special events where you want your home to feel especially inviting to guests and extended family members. Removing storm debris ensures your property is a welcoming, safe location, free of hazards to health and safety.

Storms can also cause small issues in your home's exterior to arise. We can help repair small defects like screen repair and replacement, re-installing safety tread on stairs and steps, and other maintenance that keeps your home "Like it never even happened."

When flood damage affects the inside of your home, we can assure you that our specialists come prepared for such restoration work, as well. No matter how large or small your home's requirements, we can assist you in protecting your property and making things safe and secure. Flooding can leave things covered in unhealthy contaminants, which we efficiently remove. Cleaning such areas makes them safe again for you and others.

SERVPRO of Montgomery South is always ready for any level of flood damage that might affect your home in Matthews, Brentwood, or Wynlakes. Your first step after noticing such problems related to heavy storms that leave your property saturated and dirty is to call us at (334) 284-1612. Our specialists are IICRC trained and always Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Our Specialists When Your Home In Montgomery Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster!

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Specialists When Your Home In Montgomery Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster! Call us at (334) 273-0992 immediately after the fire is out so we can get to your property and help you.

Fire Damage Restoration For Your Montgomery Home

Experiencing a fire in your Montgomery home is quite upsetting, and you could be feeling a sense of shock. Many people do not know what the first step to take is once the fire is out. Professional help to restore your home is going to be needed, and it is something that you should not wait on, as the longer you let the smoke and soot sit, the more damage occurs.

Make sure to follow any safety regulations given you by your local fire department after you’ve had a fire in your Montgomery home. After the fire is out, you can call our professionals at SERVPRO for help remediating fire damage. We have tools and experience that is needed to restore your home, so it looks “Like it never even happened.”

Take your children and pets to an environment that is smoke-free after a fire. Starting with a neighbor you trust for aid right away is good, then you can move to a temporary home with family or friends while the restoration to your home is being done.

Before beginning the restoration process, SERVPRO staff pretest certain items in your home to figure out the best restoration procedure. By doing an inspection and pretesting, we can find and identify the kinds of residues present and figure out what kind of surfaces need cleaning.

Residues have to be captured before we can remove them. We use air and fluids to release and carry the soils away. Air and fluids contain suspended particles in them once they come into contact with each other. Dissolving and vacuuming are two ways we contact soils and carry them off to dispose of them.

Smoke residues consist of solid particles that are mostly made up of carbon. Dry particles loosely attached to surfaces can be vacuumed. Particles containing moisture can make the surface absorb them and make them difficult to remove. We try to vacuum dry residues from a surface first before applying any wet cleaning products.

Soils and residues which are not loose particles have to be dissolved before we can remove them. Dissolving them and loosening their bond with the surface lets them be suspended in a cleaning product and then flushed away as we rinse or extract it from the surface. The kind of soil and surface are the two main factors in dissolving soils. Some are water-soluble, but others are not and need us to use a solvent-based cleaning product instead.

SERVPRO of Montgomery knows how to properly restore your home in Highland Park, Centennial Hill, or Arrowhead after a fire. Call us at (334) 273-0992 immediately after the fire is out so we can get to your property and help you. Do not try and enter back into your home until it can be cleaned, repaired and deemed safe.

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Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Severe Storm Season in Montgomery?

4/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Severe Storm Season in Montgomery? SERVPRO of Montgomery is always on call to repair your storm damaged home.

Rain in Montgomery Floods Your Home

Just as the local Montgomery news report record-breaking rains for the area, you realize that your roof may not withstand such a downpour. As much as you rush to prepare for the impending flooding, you remain vulnerable to the elements and need to enlist the help of a professional team as soon as it is safe to begin the restoration process. Knowing whom to call in your time of need is one of the most important precautions you need to take when you face the storm.  

As soon as your Montgomery home becomes the victim of flood damage reach out to SERVPRO for help. Our IICRC-certified team is prepared to handle emergencies precisely like yours, and our rapid response team is available 24/7 precisely for this reason. Upon your call, our Green Fleet starts moving to bring to you powerful pumps and equipment designed to handle the most severe flood remains.  

Upon verifying that it is structurally safe to enter your home, our SERVPRO crew assesses the situation. You will most likely experience us removing some of your belongings, particularly carpets and upholstery which have been contaminated by the flood water coming into your home. The water carries debris and bacteria that need to removed as soon as possible to avoid further proliferation. Along with extracting any remaining water and restoring proper humidity levels our priority is to mitigate your losses as much as possible.  

Most roof repairs require an insurance claim. Our knowledgeable SERVPRO crew can complete an accurate description of damages associated with the flood. Our trained eyes document not only what is already evident, but also consequences that are not visible to the naked eye yet. Our thorough approach to documentation of our job may be helpful as your insurance claim progresses.  

At SERVPRO of Montgomery, we work diligently to return your home to its mint condition. Calling us at (334) 273-0992 is the first step in making your home look "Like it never even happened."

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Contact Our Specialists If Your Chisholm Commercial Property Experiences A Water Damage Disaster

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Contact Our Specialists If Your Chisholm Commercial Property Experiences A Water Damage Disaster Don’t hesitate to call us at (334) 273-0992 as soon as you realize there is an issue so we can get your structure back in order.

Commercial Water Cleanup Services For Your Chisholm Business

Moisture and weather can wreak havoc on your warehouse building in Chisholm over the years. Year after year of harsh weather plus other factors can leave a costly and lasting impression on your structure. Many times, water intrusion from a compromised roof is difficult to see and is not spotted until severe damage has taken place.

As the owner of a commercial building, you should have a regular plan for inspection, including your roof. When damage has gone unchecked, and water has seeped inside your building, you need water cleanup services in Chisholm from a professional remediation company. Timing is crucial to prevent further issues, so that is why SERVPRO is always standing by with our trained staff and specialty equipment.

Many commercial roofing systems are not inspected visually regularly. The more maintenance and inspection you provide, the longer it lasts. Typically, your roof should last between 10-30 years. Semi-annual inspections are a good idea to keep you up-to-date with the condition of your structure’s roof.

When water has intruded, SERVPRO technicians can help you restore your building to its prior condition. Moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras assist us in finding any hidden moisture in building materials and finding the actual moisture content of such materials. Doing so helps us to dry the building back out to the right levels again.

Over time, the roof flashing on your roof can deteriorate and need repair or total replacement. The flashing helps to mitigate moisture from entering your building, so when it is damaged, it can be a direct link to water damage which is visible.

Other issues which can occur include clogged roof drains and any pipes or external systems which might penetrate the roofing membrane. These can be prone to gaping and leakage which give access to moisture. Regular maintenance with sealants can help to prevent even a small amount of water penetration. Similarly, skylights can also cause leaking from seal damage, or even from cracks.

SERVPRO of Montgomery can help restore your commercial building in County Downs, Arrowhead, or Centennial Hill after any water intrusion. Don’t hesitate to call us at (334) 273-0992 as soon as you realize there is an issue so we can get your structure back in order.

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