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Why Technology is Needed for Water Removal in Lilburn

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Technology is Needed for Water Removal in Lilburn SERVPRO of North Lilburn has the equipment and expertise to remove water from your property.

Why Advanced Equipment is Essential to Water Removal in your Lilburn Home

An unchecked leak or structural weakness could result in large quantities of water spreading around your home. Liquids can quickly saturate fabrics, furniture or upholstery and begin to stain them. Equally, water can migrate to areas unseen to the naked eye and can quickly stagnate or become hotbeds for microbial growth. Professional help can help to both restore your property to preloss conditions and protect it against further damages.

The quality of service for water removal in Lilburn depends very much on the provider. Most agencies have access to gas-powered pumps, as well as water extraction equipment which makes removing standing water a relatively easy process. However, guarding against further damages by checking behind walls, fittings and floors can often go beyond their scope.

SERVPRO is a local company with access to national scale resources. IICRC certifies our technicians in applied structural drying and odor control. These qualifications are essential to protecting your home from future damages. It is not uncommon for mold damages to occur several weeks after a water damage event like this; a thorough drying of your home inside and out can prevent secondary issues.

One essential equipment we use is Thermal Imaging Cameras. These use infrared light to detect hidden moisture pockets from inside wall cavities. By scanning the affected area, your SERVPRO technician can accurately assess the level of water migration and whether or not to mobilize specialist drying equipment.

In the case where moisture has migrated beneath your subfloor or behind walls we can use structural cavity drying equipment. Dry mats, for example, can be placed on hard tiles and draw moisture from underneath them — these technologies work primarily by using a centralized vacuum hub which channels through air flow tubes. Water can be drawn up ensuring the drying of cavities beneath your floor.

Access to expert equipment can protect your home from future damages, contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for your restoration needs.

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SERVPRO Acts As A Rapid Response Team To Handle Restoration In Your Lilburn Home

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Acts As A Rapid Response Team To Handle Restoration In Your Lilburn Home We have the equipment and trained technicians waiting for your call 24/7 so call us right away.

The First Steps to Controlling Odors Caused by Fire in Lilburn Homes and Apartments

Any fire that consumes solid materials like furniture, toys, wooden items, or other common things found in the homes around Lilburn also produces smoke. Smoke contains partially burned particles of various sizes that settle on every surface inside the home. The particles, or soot, causes the house to smell acrid and bitter.

SERVPRO helps many homeowners in Lilburn with fire damage mitigation of physical property but also with practical methods that remove the substances that leave odors behind after a fire. Fires do not need to affect your entire home's structure to produce unwanted odors in every room. Odors only need a source, and soot from the fire and smoke causes intense odors. The scent becomes especially pungent whenever heat or humidity increase.

The first part of mitigating odors starts with the cleanup of the surfaces in your home. We remove fire damaged items, which also removes an abundance of soot. We box up otherwise undamaged items for cleaning at our facility, where we unpack them and load them into our ultrasonic cleaning machine. Other teams remove soot from surfaces with specially designed sponges. These pull soot away from walls and mirrors without leaving streaks. The tiny pores in the sponges pull large amounts of soot off each surface and keep it locked away. The way it does this keeps streaks from happening. It also does the job while dry, meaning it does not require rinsing. When needed, we switch to another sponge to prevent overloading. One thing we remind our customers is that with lighter colored painted walls, some stains might remain. We do this even if the walls must still get a new coat of paint. Painting over soot only leads to the soot bleeding through later.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn uses these and other methods to remove the odor in homes after a fire. Degreasers also play a role, as does thermal fogging and other odor control measures used by our Odor Control Technicians (OCT). Call us at (770) 709-3266, so we can help make our home smell “Like it never even happened.”

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Does Your Pleasant Hill Home Have A Musty Odor That Won't Go Away? Call Our Team Today!

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Pleasant Hill Home Have A Musty Odor That Won't Go Away?  Call Our Team Today! When you find a leaky pipe call our trained technicians right away so they begin restoring the effected areas to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO Picks Up Where Homeowner Left Off Repairing Mold Damage in Pleasant Hill

Mold in the home can be deceiving. Homeowners see a small area of mold growth and spray it with a bleach and water mixture, and when the spots lighten, they assume the mold damage has been handled. Unfortunately, mold often is doing damage unseen behind the drywall and crevices and cracks where hand cleaning cannot effectively reach. The giveaway is a musty odor that won't go away despite the best cleaning efforts.

SERVPRO was called to a Pleasant Hill home to determine if there was a mold issue as the homeowner suspected. Our technicians are Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians and are IICRC Certified, so they know the latest and most effective way to mitigate the mold and restore affected areas.

The technicians found that a small leak in a pipe was adding moisture that was leaking through a wall area drop by drop. The homeowner immediately had the advised plumbing repairs completed, and SERVPRO technicians began the process of making the area inhospitable for mold.

First and foremost, mold needs moisture. WIth the plumbing repairs completed, there was no more water entering the area, so it now needed to be completely dried. The technicians contained the area to stop mold spores from spreading any further. Air movers were positioned to dry the moist area while dehumidifiers lowered the chance of moisture retention. The drywall behind the leak was not restorable, and the technicians neatly removed it to go forward with the drying process.

After the area was dry and confirmed by digital moisture detectors, the technicians chose to use the waterless and very effective soda blasting method to loosen the residual mold on the drywall that could be saved. The area was vacuumed using HEPA filters to capture both mold and spores. After replacing the drywall, the technicians wiped down all the surfaces in the affected area with powerful antifungal solutions to inhibit any mold growth in the future.

Mold damage is never a problem to take on alone. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is available to help you 24/7. Our certified technicians are knowledgeable and experience in the safe remediation of mold in the home, call (770) 709-3266 to get started now.

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Why Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Is No Friend To Small Business

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Is No Friend To Small Business Whether in your clothing store or other small business, flood damage is a situation which needs to be quickly remedied. Contact SERVPRO.

Commercial Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Often Involves Drying Out Contents

If your clothing store in Pleasant Hill ever happens to get caught in a thunderstorm, our SERVPRO technicians can provide much assistance. If your roof leaks or moisture enters in another way after stormy weather, you may need to call in a professional restoration company to complete your commercial flood damage mitigation. Whenever moisture gets into the interior of a structure, structural components, as well as the products in your store, could get ruined. Your contents are considered anything inside of your business that is not permanently attached to the building. During many commercial flood damage situations, we often deal with issues involving both your building materials and contents.

In clothing stores, the excessive amount of cloth items can create different scenarios that can cause secondary problems. Your fabric products can hold in moisture and raise the relative humidity inside the building which can lead to more commercial flood damage inside your Pleasant Hill shop. High humidity levels can cause issues with drywall, ceilings, and other objects that did not initially get wet during the storm. Cloth items can also hold in mildew-like smells that can exist after your building materials get dried out. If humidity levels stay high due to wet contents for more than 48 hours, microbes that are naturally present in the building can activate, and mold can form.

To prevent fungal growth from taking place, our SERVPRO technicians can take measures to rapidly dry out any wet items including both your building materials and store products or contents. To speed up the natural drying and evaporation process, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers create a counterclockwise airflow that pushes air around so that moisture can keep evaporating from wet surfaces. The dehumidifiers do the work of removing moisture from the air and lowering indoor humidity levels.

In situations where several items inside your store get wet, we can move out your contents and dry out your products and structural components separately. Sometimes drying objects in different locations can help reduce the overall drying time. If you ever notice wet items inside your clothing store after a thunderstorm, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 24 hours a day.

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How to Protect Your Belongings From a Flash Flood in Lilburn

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Protect Your Belongings From a Flash Flood in Lilburn Spring rains are on their way, Are you prepared for possible flash floods?

Protecting Belongings When Flash Floods Affect Lilburn Homes

After a long and steady rain or heavy rainfall that happens over a brief period, Lilburn homes can suffer from natural disasters. Flash flooding can affect many more homes than what lies in lower elevation properties, though these stand the highest risks of becoming damaged by floods developing quickly. Our team provides fast responses to ensure that irreplaceable contents in your home can get protected from rising waters and exposure through our effective mitigation tactics.

Flood damage can impact your Lilburn property in many destructive ways, and it is often the contents and personal belongings within the house that absorb much of this damage. While no homeowner wants to deal with the headache of reconstruction and restoration for their property, there are keepsakes and personal items that hold sentimental values worth protecting. Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly with our effective mitigation techniques to move these items to safety and work to restore them individually for their later return to your restored home.

Our pack-out process is one of the first stages of mitigation when flooding has occurred. Our dedicated and highly-trained technicians assess the full scope of the damage throughout your property and tag items for removal to a safe location or one of our nearby facilities. Once these items have gotten carefully removed from the damaged areas, our professionals can get to work on the necessary steps to restore your home entirely.

While in our care, the items that have gotten removed from a flood-damaged home receive individual treatment to clean, dry and disinfect them before their return to your restored house. Once this restoration process ultimately completes, including any necessary reconstruction, our contents department can return these items to their original positions within the property.

Protecting the things that matter most is part of the pride that our professionals take in flood mitigation and restoration for the customers we serve. If your home falls victim to flash flooding or water damages, give our SERVPRO of North Lilburn rapid response team a call today at (770) 709-3266.

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Lilburn Laundry Done without Water Damaging Mishaps with Proper Inspections of the Appliance

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lilburn Laundry Done without Water Damaging Mishaps with Proper Inspections of the Appliance Water Leaks Are Great for Ducks, Not So Much for Lilburn Homes--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Regular Maintenance of a Washing Machine in a Lilburn Home Helps Avoid a Water Loss

Experiencing a malfunctioning washing machine in your Lilburn home can be a bit of a nightmare, considering how much water it can put out into your home all at once. Regular maintenance done to the machine can help you avoid this problem and save your money on the cleanup that it would involve.
 
When you do experience a water damage emergency in your Lilburn home because of your washing machine, our staff at SERVPRO can help take care of the situation and get your home dry again. We work promptly to avoid additional damage, such as the growth of mold.
 
The first thing you can do to keep your washer working great is to check the water hoses periodically for any signs of weakness or wear and tear. If you find any blistering or cracks, the hose should be replaced. Any damage like this can cause a burst or a leak, and costly flood damage to your home. If this has happened to you, SERVPRO techs have the tools and skills to help you out. It is recommended by both manufacturers to replace your hose every five years. For a higher quality hose, choose stainless steel.
 
Do not overload your machine. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual for the right loading sizes. Loads that are oversized throw the machine off balance which can lead to problems. You should also keep the machine level. It is not normal for your washer to shake the walls and floor of your laundry room. If the machine does not have all its legs on the floor and is exactly level, it might rock back and forth and vigorously vibrate. Most machines have adjustable legs at least in the back of the machine if you need to make adjustments to make the machine level.
 
Using the right amount of detergent is also helpful. No matter what it says on the detergent itself, follow the recommendations from the manufacturer of the machine. If you have soft water, you need to lower the amount of soap used. It is also common for detergent residue to build up inside the tub of your washing machine. Therefore, you need to use a cleaner once a month to keep your washing machine free of odor-causing residue.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is always available to help you if your washing machine in your home in Pleasant Hill, Lilburn, or the surrounding areas does malfunction. Give us a call at (770) 709-3266 when you need our assistance cleaning up a water damage emergency.

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How Professionals Assess Fire Damage to Your Lilburn Home

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Professionals Assess Fire Damage to Your Lilburn Home SERVPRO can assess the property damage from a fire and help you to quickly restore your home.

Removing Fire Damage Quickly from Lilburn Homes

Your Lilburn home is not a safe place for you to be once a fire has occurred. Even with the first responders and firefighters leaving the scene, there still could be environmental or structural concerns that could pose significant threats to the health and wellbeing of those that choose to assess the damage themselves. Getting debris and other direct threats removed from the property immediately is a job for professional technicians like ours.

As tempting as it might often be to inspect the fire damage to your Lilburn home on your own, this is not a wise decision to make. Even our technicians performing assessments on fire-damaged properties run a risk of injury or hazardous exposure, and that is why we suit up in personal protective equipment designed to keep us safe. Our extensive safety training helps to keep us protected from potential hazards, but also ensures that we install the appropriate precautionary measures to protect the occupants of the house or anyone else that might attempt to get inside.

Regardless of the severity of the fire itself, smoke and soot damage are often common contributors to the effects spread throughout the property. Smoke residue and odors are among the most challenging for homeowners to remove, but our SERVPRO team have advanced equipment designed to remove this residue, soot, and eliminate odors present in the affected areas and beyond.

Debris removal and demolition are also early stages for our restoration process, and they both require precautions to prevent further smoke particulates, dust, debris, and soot from circulating through the house. To reduce this kick up of harsh particles, our SERVPRO technicians on-site can set up our air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. These machines can remove particulates from the air as small as 0.3 microns.

While many homeowners want to know the severity of the fire damages to their home, a wise choice for this assessment is our experienced SERVPRO of North Lilburn response team. We can quickly arrive after the disaster has occurred and work to restore your property to its original condition. Give us a call anytime you need us at (770) 709-3266.

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You Can Trust Our Experts When Water Damage Plagues Your Lilburn Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO You Can Trust Our Experts When Water Damage Plagues Your Lilburn Home Our employees learn from full-time instructors in state-of-the-art facilities that ensure top quality education standards.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Highly Trained For Water Cleanup In Lilburn

The core of SERVPRO's ability to provide premium water cleanup solutions to Lilburn homeowners is our highly trained and adaptable team of technicians. Every individual on our work crews, whether they are brand new on the job or a veteran employee with years of experience, is trained and certified at a national level to provide superior care for your home in as short a time as possible. To get an idea of just how thoroughly our technicians know their stuff, here is a quick overview of the training available to them.

Initial Training at SERVPRO HQ
By learning damage restoration techniques from a specialized class at our national headquarters, our technicians learn to take care of water cleanup in Lilburn to a standard that exceeds local and state standards. Our employees learn from full-time instructors in state-of-the-art facilities that ensure top quality education standards. Multiple weeks of courses culminate in rigorous final testing and hands-on exercises that ensure every technician has a solid grasp on our techniques.

Optional Continued Training
Many SERVPRO technicians choose to take their training further with online and in-person training that grants them specialized knowledge of the types of work they enjoy the most. We make sure to spread out these highly trained individuals in our teams, making each job we take highly likely to have multiple technicians with advanced knowledge assigned to it.

Mentorship and Guidance
Newer franchise employees get paired with those with years of experience under their belts to make sure that veteran eyes are always watching their work. By combining freshly trained individuals with those who have been on our team for years, we make sure that water in your home gets cleaned up with minimal complications or examples of human error.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn handles water damage cleanup, mitigation, and restoration work in homes across the local area. Call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

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After A Storm Has Hit Your Lilburn Home Trust The Professionals To Come To Your Rescue

12/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After A Storm Has Hit Your Lilburn Home Trust The Professionals To Come To Your Rescue Fallen tree on the roof after a big storm.

Why Experience is Essential for Repairing Flood Damage in Lilburn Properties

Flash flooding can be devastating and as little as 2 feet of rushing water has the power to uproot trees and flip SUV's. In a community like ours keeping abreast of flood warnings is a necessary part of everyday life. We would also recommend creating an emergency kit containing essential documents, a cell phone, satellite radio as well as medication in a sealed, water-proof carrier. Reparations after the event need professional attention, and that is what we are here for.

A call-out to a property in the aftermath of Flood Damage in Lilburn is something we have much experience in. Being able to move and store items, relocate citizens and make ongoing repairs on site are just some of the essential things that experience has taught us. SERVPRO operate a 24-hour emergency call line for natural disasters with both individual IICRC certificate holders and Large Loss response teams.

Mitigating loss and establishing a safe environment for contractors to begin restoration is the first port of call in an emergency. Our technicians are trained to identify and remedy potential hazards like electrics as well as structural weakness. SERVPRO can restore power to property or perform emergency board ups to prevent further damages as soon as we arrive on site. 

Standing water can cause permanent damages by seeping into subfloor or wall cavities. Where standing water is above two inches we can use submersible gas pumps to drain the affected area. Below two inches, we bring in portable water extraction units that reduce the risk of damaging your carpets or upholstery. However, the job does not finish there. 

Removing water is the first step of the procedure. Secondary damages can occur if water resides hidden in areas of the home. We use moisture meters to seek out these areas and can remediate them using advanced technology. Drying mats, for example, are capable of removing moisture from your subfloor without removing hardwood flooring. The use of deodorizers and dehumidifiers can help make the damage "Like it never even happened." 

If you return to a damaged home after a natural disaster, contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for immediate assessment and remediation.
 
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The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Pleasant Hill

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Real Truth Behind Commercial Mold Damage Remediation in Pleasant Hill When your storeroom is facing mold damage, call SERVPRO right away to investigate the cause and mitigate the situation.

SERVPRO Provides Superior Mold Remediation Services for Factories in Pleasant Hill

Mold remediation work for factories in Pleasant Hill can be difficult work involving multiple crews working simultaneously on different parts of the project. Coordination between these teams is critical to ensure that the job gets done right. SERVPRO keeps a large staff on hand and under one roof to ensure our ability to handle large-scale mold remediation issues when they arise. Depending on the scale and parameters of the infestation, our crews may be working on all of these segments and more at once.

Repairing Leaks
Many cases of mold remediation we handle in Pleasant Hill factories stem from water leaks in the building. Whether these leaks are from a water line or the outside elements, they hold the potential to cause much more than just mold damage to your property and goods. Water leaks can destabilize structural elements, corrode machinery, and even change humidity levels enough to interfere with your production capabilities. One of our top priorities for any mold remediation project is to find and cut off sources of water in the area.

Inventory Protection
Regardless of whether or not the mold has spread to your inventory and materials, we put measures in place to protect your goods from further damage. Many types of fungi can spread their spores through the air, so depending on the situation, we may try to remove your inventory entirely until there is no more risk of damage to it. This process happens according to the wishes of you and your insurance provider.

Wall Removal
Temporarily removing walls can be an important step in many mold remediation projects, but the materials and layouts used in factory walls can pose a serious challenge to unprepared technicians. SERVPRO technicians are trained to adapt to these obstacles by using heavy machinery and coordinated team efforts to find and eliminate mold growth throughout the facility.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn provides professional-grade mold damage remediation and restoration solutions to businesses across the area. Call us at (770) 709-3266 for our services or a quote.

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