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Fire Damage Services Can Eliminate Smoke Odors

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

A fire in your home can be a stressful experience. Strong smoke residues can settle on your furniture and can linger inside your house. Also, fires can burn or char materials and contents inside the home as well as parts of the structure, which can cause odors.

Professional SERVPRO of South Richland County  can restore your home when possible. It is best to call professionals to remove offensive smoke odors from inside your home. Our highly skilled techs can use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean smoke residues from the affected areas effectively. We have the tools and equipment to restore your home, which is why contacting professionals like us right away can make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our techs can remove materials from the home that cause odors like charred furniture, curtains, clothing, and carpeting. Any items that we save are cleaned, and sanitized and stored in a safe place on or off-site. We return the items to your home after the restoration is complete. The crew can also utilize air movers to move large volumes of air quickly. The team may also employ air scrubbers to reduce the level of smoke in your home. These top-grade machines clean particles from the atmosphere that may be causing smoke odors. Our crew can also use thermal fogers if the odor remains in the home. Thermal fogging neutralizes smoke odors, which improves indoor air quality.

SERVPRO technicians are well-trained in fire damage restoration. The team may use cleansers to clean soot and dirt from the floors, walls, and ceilings. They may also use odor removal products to eliminate odors from items and materials affected by the fire. The team can use several methods to remove soot and dirt from surfaces inside the affected areas. We use special cleansers that remove grease and tools that lift and eliminate dirt, soot, and debris from your walls, floors, and ceilings.
SERVPRO of South Richland County fire damage restoration can return your home to its preloss condition when possible. We are available 24/7. Contact us at (419)526-2701

Flash Floods

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Flash floods happen unexpectedly and at any time of the year in Mansfield,Ohio. Snow cover cannot guarantee that flooding cannot happen during the winter, just as a drought cannot prevent one from affecting a neighborhood.

Homeowners in Mansfield, Ohio often find flood damage within their homes after these short-lived flooding events. Flooding brings many problems to your front door, all of which we can help you resolve. We know that floodwaters carry parasites and pathogens that can cause illnesses in people and their animal companions, so we carry out extensive cleaning and sanitation efforts to rid your home of tangible debris and any accompanying microbes. 

Just as our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) ensures the effective reduction of any pathogens, we also can eliminate odors left behind after a flood. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) understands where odors originate and removes these from their sources. The debris found inside a flooded house carries organic matter which produces foul smells. We remove the majority of the debris, but it only takes a small number of these compounds and microbes to foul up the air you and your family breathe. 

Cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing your home helps tremendously in protecting your family's health, but we also must protect your structure.Flood damage poses the risk of water damage and microbial infestation. Both can create extensive damage to your home in the future. Drying out your property through the use of heaters, air movers, and dehumidfication equipment can help prevent such problems. 

Other ways that your home becomes dry enough for your family to return include our removing of water-logged sections of drywall and saturated carpet and padding. Heat-producing equipment dries your floor's underlay so we can have new padding and carpeting installed.

The interior of walls can also harbor mold spores, making it imperative that we dry these areas quickly and completely. Many changes happen in your house while we work, but we always repair these details. These include small openings needed in walls and ceilings to allow for directed air flows. 
SERVPRO of South Richland County wants your family to live in a home that provides the protection they deserve. We can solve the problematic situations that flood damage causes and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us at ( 24/7 for our 24-hour services. We are always ready to not only take your call but to also respond to all your emergencies.

Did You Know SERVPRO Offers Commercial Cleaning?

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

If you are the owner of a commercial business you probably don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, tag us in. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning your flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look, smell, and feel it’s very best.

SERVPRO of South Richland County will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

We also offer these specialized services:

We are here in your time of need ! Give us a call (419)526-2701

Flood Damage to your floors

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage typically hits one area of a home before any other: the floor. Because carpets, wood, tile, and area rugs often get drenched, many fear that they'll have to throw it away or spend money for complete replacements. If you're a homeowner facing flood damage in Mansfield, you're probably wondering what the fate will be of your carpets, flooring, and rugs. Here's how SERVPRO can help restore the floors in your home and save you money in the process.

Wood Floors
Flood Damage not only rots and warps wood, but it can also be difficult to extract the longer that the water is allowed to sit. This type of floor is also vulnerable to mold and mildew growth, which is why it's key that you call us as quickly as possible after your home is flooded. Our technicians will use advanced equipment to extract water from your wood flooring to prevent any further damage and get it back in good condition.

If you've noticed that your vinyl or laminate flooring has started to peel up or discolor after flood damage has transpired in your home, it's still possible for us to save it from being thrown away. SERVPRO has a range of highly effective techniques and equipment that not only extract water from laminate and vinyl flooring but cleanse it, so it looks great again.

Carpet and Rugs
When flood damage affects carpets and area rugs, it can be tricky getting them back to normal. If the flooding in your home was the result of clean water or gray water -- which is dirty water without the presence of solid waste -- we can extract moisture, deodorize, and save carpeting and rugs. Even if there's some color bleeding, our skilled technicians can still help.

Proven Tips For Responding to a Fire Damage Situation

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Debris Removal for Your  Home.

While you cannot entirely avoid the possibility of fires in your Mansfield,Ohio home, you do have a direct influence on the professionals selected to restore this damage fully after the incident. One of the key factors that can aid you in this choice is the team that can arrive whenever disaster strikes, with a 24-hour response that features the full measure of skilled professionals and advanced equipment to lessen the loss in your home in this troublesome time.

 The need for debris removal services is immediate. The longer that problem areas persist within your property after a disaster, the more that debilitating effects can continue to spread throughout the property and become harder to clean and restore. Our SERVPRO professionals offer emergency response services 24/7 to be there for you whenever you need us with the equipment and expertise that can make a difference quickly for your damaged house.

Our team has a production truck stocked with the tools we need and personal protective equipment to keep us safe throughout the debris removal and inspection phases of the restoration process. Debris removal is vital to prepare your damaged home for the reconstruction and later restoration efforts that it requires to return to preloss condition. It is a careful process in which our SERVPRO professionals assess materials and areas of your home for their structural integrity.

This process also hinges on the determinations of our estimator dispatched to your address after the incident as well. Our competent inspector works to catalog damages and loss, and can even comprise photographic evidence that your insurance provider requires to approve a damage claim for the disaster. We can work closely with your insurance adjuster through the mitigation portion of our work to help make this process as smooth and seamless as possible for you.

There are many phases to fire restoration for your damaged property, but it begins with the right personnel arriving quickly to protect your home from increasing threats. Give our SERVPRO of South Richland County rapid response team a call anytime at (419)526-2701.

Soot Cleanup

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleanup of Carpets and Soft Surfaces Is a SERVPRO Specialty

Among the devastation that a fire can cause to your Security residence, soot damage is a common thread between nearly all incidents of any size. Soot can spread out farther than the affected areas of your home, leaving you with a substantial mess to overcome once the blaze has been extinguished. This effect can prove challenging to remove from specific fibers and materials, namely from various types of carpeting.

While you certainly have many different fire damage effects to worry about in your residence after the extinguishment, your carpets throughout your home might not necessarily need removal and replacement. Much of the damage that occurs to this flooring, unless directly ignited, can get attributed to the soot and debris floating throughout the environment during the fire. If extensive water damage has also occurred, salvaging the carpets may not be possible.
Finding the right restoration company to help you clean up this mess does not have to be a challenging feat. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all manners of fire damages that affect homes and businesses, and therefore have the appropriate skill set to pull soot damage from the flooring materials like carpeting. 
Our SERVPRO technicians have several approaches and processes for cleaning carpets, which is often the most suitable choice to restore the damage to this area of your home. Bonnet cleaning can sometimes be sufficient when the affected material is short pile carpet with soot damage that does not deeply penetrate into the sub flooring and base of the fibers. 
For soot, hot water extractions and our Showcase Premier Cleaning services can remove all of the damaging films from the fibers and restore your carpets to their original vibrancy. These cleaning services can prevent you from having to remove these materials in your house and have them later replaced, requiring possible out of pocket expenses and inconvenience.
There is nothing that can prepare a homeowner for the often widespread damages of a fire in their house. Fortunately, you can always depend on our SERVPRO of South Richland County fire damage specialists to help you clean up the mess and get back to the way things should be, "Like it never even happened." Contact us anytime at (419)526-2701.

When You Want A Professional & Speedy Water Restoration Company, Call SERVPRO

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

What Water Does to Structural Elements of Homes

With loss incidents that occur within your Mansfield home, you have a finite timeline to correct the situation before irreparable damages occur. With water loss especially, these damages can begin almost instantaneously from the moment of exposure. Finding the right team with the tools to help is not as complicated as it might appear to be.

A primary focus for homeowners contending with substantial water loss incidents  is a fast response for water removal services. Our SERVPRO team of professionals have the tools and expertise to make a difference in preserving elements of your home by removing the water from the premises fast. Our 24-hour response team ensures that our highly-trained technicians remain available to any customer that could require our services any time of the day.

Within a few moments from exposure to water, elements like drywall begin to saturate and absorb the liquid. From the baseboards, this moisture wicks up the wall. This continued saturation can bloat and degrade this material after only twenty-four hours. Within a few days, microbial growth and potential biohazardous conditions could result. Taking care of the solution is finding the team, like our SERVPRO of South Richland County professionals, that respond immediately to the emergency.

Part of our effective mitigation approach to preserving the structural elements and the contents of your home is our determination to have advanced technology and equipment to remove water quickly from affected areas. Extraction plays a significant role in our mitigation practices, and tools like our gas-powered pumps and handheld extraction wands can make short work of this excess. We utilize thermal imagery to check the effectiveness of drying the area and to show our SERVPRO technicians where further attention is necessary to remove threatening moisture pockets.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Restoring your home after a substantial water loss incident requires the right team with the right tools. While there might be many choices you can make when it comes to restoring your property, you can trust that SERVPRO of South Richland County is a wise one. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (419)526-2701.

How Our Team Of Specialists Restore Your Flood Damaged

4/6/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding is an almost year-round threat to South Richland County homeowners. Sudden storms in our area can drop huge amounts of rain or snow in just a few hours, overwhelming storm drains and forcing water from creeks, lakes, and rivers into neighborhood homes.

Removing water from your home home does not stop flood damage, it merely prevents additional problems. SERVPRO technicians understand that remediating damage to floors, furniture and building materials like drywall and floor trim, takes the right tools, cleaning agents, and training.

Since floodwater contains dirt and other contaminants, our first action, after removing water, is to spray every exposed surface with an anti-bacterial chemical. It neutralizes the health risk and provides a safer environment for our crews and the homeowner. Next, they remove and dispose of contaminated carpets. They can clean and restore hardwood flooring unless the majority of the floorboards have cracked, splintered, or swelled so much that they pull away from the framing.

As crew members clean the floors, other SERVPRO technicians remove furniture to another location, placing the items on pallets or blocks to allow  water to drain. They can clean metal and plastic surfaces with sponges and cloths, along with anti-bacterial agent, and then allow it to dry. For upholstered items, technicians us a special vacuum to help draw out water and a brush or other agitation device to loosen and remove dirt and other solid particulates from the fabric.

For drywall and floor trim, there are two main concerns: water absorbed by the material and water trapped behind it. If the drywall absorbed too much, it quickly begins to degrade and can even crumble in place. For lesser amounts of water, our technicians use a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the affected item and surrounding air. They pair that device with an air mover to direct warm, dry air across the surface, forcing moisture out, but not causing additional damage.

For water trapped behind the drywall panels, our crews remove sections of the floor trim and drill one or more holes in the drywall. Crew members next insert a hose into the wall cavity and connect them to a single manifold that quickly removes water. If needed, technicians connect the hose to an air mover to dry the wall cavity.

Restoring a home after flooding is not a quick or easy task. At SERVPRO of South Richland, we move in quickly to prevent further damage and restore as much of the structural and personal property as possible. To set up an appointment, call us at (419)526-2701 today.

Tips on Cleaning and Organizing Work spaces

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Divide Your Work space Into Zones:

Determine how you want and need to use the space and set up zones for your daily functions. You may require a work space for your computer, a library area for your research, a storage area for supplies and a filing area for your archives. This will provide a foundation for a more efficient use of space.

Keep Only What You Need at Arm’s Length:

Boxes of pens, stacks of papers and old coffee cups need to go. Rid your desk of visual clutter by paring down the items on top to the essentials only. Supplies, paperwork and personal items should be kept in the zones you’ve established for them.

Sort Your Catch-All Drawer:

Use drawer dividers to give everything a place, like compartments for paperclips and rubber bands. Go through the drawer every six weeks and clear out anything that is out of place or isn’t being used.

Eliminate Digital Clutter:

Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter. Organize digital files and your e-mail inbox just as you would paper files – with a system of logical and clearly labeled folders. Also, keep the icons on your desktop to a bare minimum, and trade in sticky notes on your monitor of calendar reminders.

Create A Daily Paper System:

Consider creating hanging files or baskets labeled “To Read,” “To Do,” and “To File.” Establish set days for each, so that you don’t get behind or feel the overwhelming need to do everything at once.

Disinfect Regularly:

Prevent the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and fingerprints. Wipe down your desk, phone, keyboard, and monitor once a week with disinfecting wipes.

Tips provided by Forbes, The Dangers of a Messy Desk.

When To Get a Commercial Mold Inspection Mold Inspection

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

When To Get a Commercial Mold Inspection

You have your heart set on buying a commercial property. One catches your eye and it is love at first sight. Before you sign the papers, do you need a mold inspection? Here are some helpful tips to know when to take this step.

What Does an Inspection Involve?

When a professional investigates a potential mold problem, they often perform these tasks:

  • Look for evidence of visible mold or moisture inside and outside the building.
  • Investigate potential problem areas, such as older roofing or windows. If you have disclosure papers or building records, provide these to the inspector.
  • Use specialized equipment to measure humidity, test air quality or obtain samples for analysis.

When Is This Step Necessary?

It is always your choice whether or not to have a mold inspection completed on the building. It may seem costly upfront, but save you money in the long run. You should strongly consider this step in these instances:

  • You notice evidence of current or past water damage. Pay close attention in bathrooms, on ceilings and around doors and windows.
  • You observe visible mold. Oftentimes, when present it goes further than the naked eye can see.

There Is Mold, Now What?

If the assessment reveals a mold problem, you need to make a decision. You can walk away from the property or purchase and remediation the issue. If you choose the latter, partner with a mold restoration specialist to ensure that the work is done safely and effectively.

When in the market to buy a new commercial property use your heart and your head. Choose your dream property, then consider all relevant information before you finalize the purchase. If you notice water damage or other potential problems, have a comprehensive mold inspection completed. If you then choose to go forward, work with a specialist for proper mold remediation.