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Fighting Flash Flood Damage In Your Lilburn Residence

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Fighting Flash Flood Damage In Your Lilburn Residence When flooding occurs in your home, a fast reaction time can help you prevent irreparable damages and more costly repairs.

Fighting Flash Flood Damage

Many Lilburn homeowners are familiar with the possibility of severe weather systems that can roll in from the east coast and pick up speed as they hit land. This possibility puts the area in the line of several significant systems that can leave substantial damage in their wake. While these storms offer the concern of causing structural damages all on their own, the natural disasters that coincide with the heavy rainfall and oversaturated earth pose an even greater risk to homes in the area.

Flash flooding is something that every Lilburn homeowner should familiarize themselves with if they have not already fallen victim to flood damage in the past. While there might be little that you can do initially to prevent a flash flood from occurring, there are some precautionary measures that can get taken to ensure that your house can withstand the pressure of this external water attempting to get in.

Unfortunately, many people do not even realize that their home is at risk until the damage has already begun. Often the criminal in these cases is the foundation of your house, where mortar joints in the blockwork begin to degrade and weaken over time from the presence of external water in the ground. A small hole that you barely notice can allow significant water to pass through, not to mention this condition worsening as the flooding persists. Now is when SERVPRO comes in.

Our team of dedicated professionals can quickly identify the penetration points for flooding and seal up these spots with hydraulic cement, even if the water is still pouring through the gaps. Extraction of the affected area utilizes truck mounted pumps from the SERVPRO fleet along with portable pumps and wet vacs. Once the area is thoroughly dry using air movers and dehumidification equipment, we can assess any structural weaknesses that might require repair or removal.

When flooding occurs in your home, a fast reaction time can help you prevent irreparable damages and more costly repairs. You can always trust in our SERVPRO of North Lilburn team of professionals to help you clean up the mess and return your property to the way it used to be. Give us a call 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

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Fire Damage Restoration Methods Used in Lilburn

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Methods Used in Lilburn Our SERVPRO team understands how smoke behaves and travels and which methods are best to restore your home.

SERVPRO’s Team Thoroughly Removes and Remediates Fire Damage in Your Home

Anytime a fire starts inside a building in Lilburn, heat, and smoke both possibly cause damage. The heat coming from the fire's flames many times burns materials or contents to the point where replacement is required. Smoke created by the blaze creates foul odors inside the structure and leaves behind soot residue.

When restoring the structure back to original conditions, multiple methods get used. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Lilburn know how smoke behaves inside a structure and which methods are best. Often, cleaning takes place instead of replacing or resurfacing materials to save your insurance company money.

A vital part of cleaning during any restoration job is deodorization. After the mitigation gets completed no more pungent odors should exist. Most foul aromas get eliminated when all affected materials and contents get removed or cleaned of all soot residue.

In other cases, burnt smells penetrate into porous materials and still exist after all soot has been cleaned. Deodorization is then the final step. There are a large number of chemicals that get applied in different methods that battle foul odors.

Sometimes specialized equipment gets used when applying deodorants. One way to apply deodorizing chemicals is to spray them onto affected surfaces. In many cases, chemicals get applied using a pump or electric hand sprayers. Many hand sprayers shoot chemicals out at pressure up to 50 psi.

In some situations when there is a dense amount of chemicals sprayed at one time, equipment is used to apply ventilation. Box fans sometimes get used to push out hazardous chemicals and create high-velocity air flow. Ventilation box fans generate airflow from 3,000 to 5,000 cubic feet of air per minute.

In other scenarios, ozone machines get used to pump unstable O3 particles into the air. The particles react with odor-causing molecules to oxide residues and remove odors. Ozone machines many times eliminate odors in contents and building materials after they received fire or smoke damage.

Various deodorant methods often get used to eliminate odors caused by different types of soot. For help removing soot and odors left behind by a fire, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at any time of the day, any day of the week. (770) 709-3266

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Mold Damage Remediation Is Vital for Pleasant Hill Residents

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation Is Vital for Pleasant Hill Residents Leaks Lead to Mold Damage in Pleasant Hill--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Inspects, Remediates, and Makes Mold Problems a Thing of the Past

For mold damage to occur, the presence of moisture is a necessity. That means when materials made of wood products, ceiling tiles, wallpapers, some furnishings, and carpeting are moist, you should expect its growth. Though it is not possible to eliminate all mold spores from your Pleasant Hill property, it is vital to prevent it from growing and remove it when presen

Our SERVPRO technicians have the skills of assessing the level of mold damage in Pleasant Hill and develop an appropriate remediation plan. We start by performing a visual inspection, and during that time we identify possible mold problems and establish restoration strategies. The visual inspection involves checking out hidden places like behind wallboards, attics and crawl spaces. We also inspect wallpapers, baseboards, insulation, carpet padding and backing for any signs of mildew growth
It is also essential to check whether there is any dampness on your building's ventilation systems. We also pay attention to the system's overall cleanliness, check for mold growth on the fins/coils, insulation and filters. When detecting whether there is moisture in some materials, we use infrared cameras and moisture meters. To determine whether the source of water is active and if there is mold growth behind walls, we may use a borescope.
Our main aim during the remediation process is to clean or remove mold-damaged contents using procedures that protect the occupants and our SERVPRO IICRC certified AMRT team. When it is necessary to disturb the mold, we minimize the chances of migration and generation of mold and dust. We care for our safety and use respiratory protection and gloves as part of the personal protective equipment.
We perform HEPA-vacuuming or clean the work area using a detergent solution. As part of the remediation process, our SERVPRO technicians dry your property and might spot paint your walls using anti-microbial paints if it is necessary. We then ensure all the areas are free of debris, dust, and mold.
At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, storm, fire or mold-related damage. Call us at (770) 709-3266, and we can make your home appear "Like it never even happened."

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Lilburn Commercial Water Damage Process Explained

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Lilburn Commercial Water Damage Process Explained Lilburn High-Water Usage Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Emergency Removal Services

SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Minimize Disruptions to Your Lilburn Business During Water Restoration

Sometimes plumbing malfunctions and water leaks inside a building. Your Lilburn, Georgia laundromat is susceptible to pipes breaking due to the increased number of water pipes inside the structure. Once pipes break, it is a possibility that water leaks all over the floor, possibly ruining building materials and contents inside your business, along with problems for customers' laundry.
Having a problem with water inside your place of business can cause a loss of revenue. SERVPRO's commercial water damage specialists in Lilburn are IICRC certified and have experience in mitigating problems with commercial properties. We know that taking a loss in revenue after a water leak can get costly.
Our cleanup and restoration crews always keep the operations of your business in mind. All of the water removal and drying procedures that take place get designed to affect your business' operations as little as possible. We can work with your insurance company through you when we come up with a mitigation plan.
Our priority is always to keep your laundromat safe for your employees and customers while work is in progress. During the extraction process, we take extraordinary measures so that we cause the smallest amount of negative impact on your customers as possible. After we extract as much water as we can, we start the drying process.
During drying, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers in a way that does not disrupt your business. Once moisture levels test the same as they were before the damage occurred, we come in and remove our equipment. Before we leave a job site, we complete a final cleaning and deodorizing of the structure.
When getting rid of foul odors, it is essential that the source of the smell gets removed. Pungent odors that get caused by water damage, possibly penetrate your customer's fabrics as they clean their laundry.
After the source of the smell gets removed, deodorant chemicals get used as a final step. Some deodorants are masking agents that cover up unpleasant odors with more pleasing aromas. Other chemicals work as pairing agents and attach to chemicals so that they get easily cleaned and removed.

If you want to fix your water issue without negatively affecting your business operations, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for help 24/7.

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Basement Water Damage Should Not Be a Stressing Event for Lilburn Residents

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Basement Water Damage Should Not Be a Stressing Event for Lilburn Residents Water damage in a finished on unfinished basement can cause damage to living space or items being stored. Contact SERVPRO for remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Remediate Water Damage Anywhere in Your Home

Water damage in your basement is likely to destroy furniture, carpeting, floors, and walls. If you fail to act quickly, then in no time mold starts to grow. Given that most of us store items in the basement, then there is more to worry about as a resident of Lilburn. The key to putting everything in order is to avoid panicking and following specific steps to remove the water and restore the area to its preloss state.
During water damage incidents in Lilburn, we advise you to work with our SERVPRO technicians. Immediately after we arrive at your property, we identify the source of the water and turn it off. We also observe certain safety precautions like switching off all power sources, as well as inspecting whether ceilings and floor are firm enough. When it is necessary, we perform minor demolitions to make the restoration process efficient and safe.
We then use pumps and water extractors to remove the water from the basement. Extractors are in two forms – truck-mounted and portable types. The ones that are easy to carry are helpful when we remove water from areas that have limited space. If we find out that your carpets and other contents absorbed so much water and are not salvageable, we discard them and recommend a replacement.
Our SERVPRO technicians can use a wet vacuum when removing damp debris and excess water as we prepare the area for drying. We then can set up fans and heaters to dry the basement, and when necessary, we may decide to make use of a HEPA-filtered vacuum when cleaning dry contents. Given that it has high filtration; it can collect fungal spores without dispersing any, and after that, we place them in sealable plastic bags.
We also use antibacterial cleaning agents to wash surfaces with the aim of preventing the growth of mold. To eliminate those bad smells, we perform deodorization to sterilize the sources of the odors. When the room's moisture content is so high, we perform dehumidification to return it to normal levels.
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is an industry leader in mold, fire, water and storm damage restoration. Call us at (770) 709-3266 at any time of the day for services you can trust.

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How to Act Before and After a Fire Damage Incident in Your Lilburn Property

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Act Before and After a Fire Damage Incident in Your Lilburn Property SERVPRO is here to help restore your home after fire damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage incidents are destructive and frightening. What you have worked hard for can be entirely consumed in a matter of minutes. Despite their severity, there are still some Lilburn residents who underestimate house fires - particularly smaller fires. Irrespective of its size, you should expect more damage beyond the burning. As an example, windows, boilers, and pipes can burst after the incident leaving you with extensive damage.

Doing everything you can as a resident of Lilburn to avoid fire damage is so important. We know not everyone has the skills and experience to do so and therefore advise you to work with an IICRC certified company like SERVPRO. Our team can inspect your heating systems and chimneys for faults, and any mistakes that are likely to cause a fire. Why wait for a disaster when you can do something to prevent it in the first place?

Our main goal is to make your home habitable after the fire by using specialized equipment and procedures to do the restoration. Through deodorization, SERVPRO technicians clean the soot and sterilize areas to reduce the chances of mold growth. Our team wears the right protective gear because we understand the importance of observing safety precautions when working in hazardous situations.

Call professionals as soon as you can to mitigate the damage and ensure you salvage as many of your contents as possible. Remember, you should never ignore issues like mold and water damage. We can stop any water that is leaking from burst pipes, extract water from your property using truck-mounted or portable extractors, and do the cleaning. We also dry your property, perform deodorization, as well as dehumidification.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is an experienced industry leader in storm, mold, fire and water damage restoration. Call us at (770) 709-3266 when you need immediate commercial and residential services.

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The Importance Of Reducing Humidity During Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Lilburn Dwellings

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Importance Of Reducing Humidity During Mitigation Of Flood Damage In Lilburn Dwellings After a flood in Lilburn, moisture becomes prevalent throughout the structure.

Mitigation Of Flood Damage

After a flood in Lilburn, moisture becomes prevalent throughout the structure. Saturation of many materials means persistently humid air becomes the new norm. However, these conditions can spell disastrous consequences for both the home and the contents inside.

Homeowners in Lilburn often notice flood damage brings intense increases in the humidity levels inside their home. After pumping out any standing water and drying out a majority of water-logged furnishings, humidity can still make its presence known. Making breathing more difficult, in addition to its ability to help microbes thrive, our certified technicians can reduce the moisture in the air back to reasonable amounts.

While it may seem as if the work required to make your home "Like it never even happened." might remain ongoing forever, each step we take fulfills a different requirement. Flooding forces many different problems onto the homes impacted by such events. Flooding, able to happen from both invasive water traveling over the ground and also from rain and snow coming in through a damaged roof, can damage any part of your home it comes into contact with, and also any area susceptible to damage from moisture. Because of this, we take the presence of elevated moisture seriously.

To combat it efficiently, we use different kinds of equipment. We use moisture readers to determine the exact amount of moisture. Walls might seem dry to the touch while still retaining water. This moisture slowly evaporates into the air and then moves around your home. Water does not disappear into nothingness. Just like in the outside world, water constantly and continually moves from one area to another one.

To remove the moisture, desiccant machines and dehumidifiers work quite well. These can remove significant amounts of hidden moisture that, if left in the home, can damage belongings and cause problems for months or even years. To help make sure we captured all unwanted moisture, we use thermal imaging devices that detect changes in walls and other surfaces.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn hires professionals dedicated to helping other people residing in our community. Certified by the IICRC, our technicians and specialists gain experience that complements their extensive training. We can help your family recover after both large and small flood damage events. Our 24-hour service number, (770) 709-3266, is answered 365 days a year, ensuring you can always reach us.

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Commercial Water Damage In Your Lilburn Market From Burst Pipes

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage In Your Lilburn Market From Burst Pipes We also take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

Commercial Water Damage

You can experience a flood suddenly in your Lilburn market from pipes which are broken. If not dealt with quickly and accurately, the damage can create a significant interruption to operations and services. It can even create mold growth and pose a severe threat to the building itself and the contents inside. The result can be repairs and replacement which are very costly.

An immediate response is the key to commercial water damage in your Lilburn business. SERVPRO can quickly help you get your business back up and running. Our crew is professionally trained to handle all kinds of water damage and to do it in a timely fashion.

Our first job is to get to your business quickly and immediately begin the assessment. We can work directly with your insurance adjuster to determine the cost of water mitigation. We perform a total assessment and give you a line item cost estimate which details all the materials and labor that are necessary to entirely restore your commercial property.

We then begin water extraction procedures right away. We have water pumps and water extractors to remove any standing water, plus dehumidifiers, industrial fans and air-movers to complete the drying process. We ensure that the entire affected area is dry including walls, floors, ceilings, and carpeting.

We also take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. The entire area is disinfected with special microbial cleaners. Any machinery, furniture, personal belongings, and other movable items which were damaged by the water are taken to an offsite location for thorough cleaning. They are taken apart if necessary, dried, cleaned, and then put back together in top running order. Our goal is always to restore when we can rather than replace.

If needed, we work with contractors to restore any damaged walls, flooring, paint, woodwork, ceilings, and other interior and exterior structural elements.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn wants to make sure your business in Lilburn, Pleasant Hill, and the surrounding areas can be up and running again as quickly as possible after a water damage emergency. Get in touch with us at (770) 709-3266 as soon as you realize there is a problem.

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Lilburn's Flood Damage Services

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lilburn's Flood Damage Services At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, we say no to storm damage!

Are You Familiar With SERVPRO's Flood Damage Services in Lilburn?

In the past year or so, storms have been striking all over the country. When a storm blows into Lilburn, you might as well plan on the area receiving powerful winds and tons of moisture. Every type of storm brings about the deadly combination of intense winds and rain.

Whether it is a hurricane, tornado, or extreme thunderstorm, properties are at risk of damage from the excessive wind and rain they cause. If a storm blows through your neighborhood and you think your house was damaged, call SERVPRO's flood damage crew in Lilburn. There are several ways a violent storm can cause damage to your house.

Many times a severe storm causes flooding. When the streets get flooded, water can get into your home. If your house gets flooded, immediate attention from a professional company like SERVPRO is essential.

Even if flooding does not exist, a vicious storm can still ruin parts of your home. For example, high-speed winds can cause airborne objects to fly into your home and damage things. If a rock hits your window and breaks it, in many cases, more damage happens other than the broken window. It is a possibility that if a window breaks, rainwater ends up pouring into your home.

Depending on how long the rain pours into the broken window, the water can damage some things inside your home. Whenever dealing with rainwater inside a structure, specialized procedures are taken. Since the water affecting your house is coming from the outside, it is considered grey water or category two water damage scenario. Many times when "grey water" gets inside a dwelling, porous materials such as carpet and drywall get ruined.

Many times when rainwater soaks into carpet and drywall, drying does not save the materials. In this situation, our water damage specialists remove the carpet, pad, and drywall stripping the area down to studs and floorboards. After those materials get removed, the area gets dried so that moisture levels in the wood are low enough so that mold does not grow. Once dry, the area gets sprayed with an industry-specific chemical, then coated with a sealant paint.

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Any damage due to rainwater must be taken seriously. If a storm causes rainwater to get into your home call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266, for 24/7 assistance.

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Fire Damage In Your Lilburn Residence From Your Microwave Oven

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage In Your Lilburn Residence From Your Microwave Oven Microwave fires can quickly cause a great deal of fire damage in your Lilburn kitchen.

Fire Damage From Your Microwave Oven

Every day, microwave ovens are used in Lilburn and can be convenient for heating many different foods quickly when used safely. If you are not careful about microwave safety, however, these appliances can become a potential fire hazard. Using only the microwave-safe utensils, not leaving your oven unattended while making popcorn, and refraining from using any dishes that contain metal helps to keep you safe and your microwave is working correctly.

Microwave fires can quickly cause a great deal of fire damage in your Lilburn kitchen. Smoke, soot, and water damage can continue to do damage to your home after the fire are out, so it is essential that you contact our professionals at SERVPRO as soon as possible. We can stop further damage from occurring and repair your home in a timely manner.

We perform various restoration services after a fire. The purpose of mitigation is to secure your home and stop further damage. It can include boarding up openings to secure your structure and establishing a temporary source of electricity. We also need to perform emergency drying services to stop secondary water damage from firefighting efforts.

Our techs remove residues from smoke and deodorize odors residues put out. SERVPRO keeps you informed as to what we can clean and what we cannot. Anything that does not respond to cleaning requires repair or replacement.

Your personal property has to be cleaned of smoke residues as well. Sometimes, contents can be cleaned on site, while other times we pack up anything that is salvageable and move it to a different location for cleaning and storage. We usually subcontract specific jobs such as dry cleaning of clothing, cleaning of electronics, furniture refinishing, and cleaning of any expensive artwork.

In some situations, structural components could be damaged beyond the point of being restorable. The work of reconstructing and repairing could require additional skills, so that is when we work with a licensed general contractor to get your home back to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn works with you to get your home in Pleasant Hill, Lilburn, and the surrounding areas back in order, whether that means we can do all the work ourselves, or we need the assistance of other professionals. Call us as soon as you can at (770) 709-3266 for assistance in cleaning up after a fire.

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