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If Your Lilburn Home Requires Professional Fire Damage Services, Our Crew Can Help!

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage If Your Lilburn Home Requires Professional Fire Damage Services, Our Crew Can Help! Give us a call today at (770) 709-3266 to restore your home to its preloss condition.

Appliance-Related Fire Damage In A Lilburn Home

The last thing anyone expects to discover in their bathroom is fire. When the heating element on your hair dryer malfunctions, however, it can create hard-to-clean fire damage on your walls and bathroom fixtures, not to mention odors from overheated electronics and other heat-exposed objects. It can be overwhelming to consider having to clean up all of the soot and odor on your own.

When you encounter accidental fire damage in your Lilburn rental home, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your property within hours to mitigate damage, clean up soot, and eliminate foul odors from burnt particles in your bathroom.

Dry soot is much easier to clean than its wet counterpart, and in a humid area such as a bathroom after a shower poses unique challenges in the cleanup process. Heat combines with moisture and condensation to cause tough-to-clean stains that require more than dry soot cleanup often requires. A variety of cleaning techniques may be used to mitigate tough stains, films from burnt residue, and other forms of heat damage before deodorizing can take place. Bathroom vents can be cleaned to prevent the spread of odors, generally by knocking soot out of place and vacuuming it up. HEPA air scrubbers with filters that can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns may also be used to decontaminate air and kill odors.

One method of deodorization, among multiple techniques that may be used to eliminate odors in your home, is thermal fogging, a dry deodorization method that releases a smoke-like dry fog that interacts directly with odor-causing particles to eliminate odor. The droplets that release this fog are roughly 0.5 microns in size and highly effective in removing odors from fire damage. Industrial ventilation box fans used after deodorizing can quickly ventilate a home, especially after thermal fogging, which requires air to be exchanged 40 times to ensure removal of residues and vapors.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to aid you when you need disaster cleanup in your home. Give us a call today at (770) 709-3266 to restore your home to its preloss condition.

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Want to Step Up Your Flood Damage Remediation Process in Lilburn? You Need to Read This First

4/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Want to Step Up Your Flood Damage Remediation Process in Lilburn? You Need to Read This First Make sure that your business stays open after flood damage by contacting SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Drying your Property Quickly after Commercial Flood Damage in Lilburn

A natural weather event can cause extensive flooding in your place of work. As a property manager ensuring that these damages are dealt with efficiently is your responsibility. Often, loose debris, wet floors, and fittings can become a safety hazard to your staff or customers. We offer honest, professional assistance to commercial property managers to help them get their business back on track after property damages.

The central tenet of our commercial flood damage in Lilburn service is to communicate and respond quickly. Crew chiefs here at SERVPRO are professionally qualified to remediate properties with water repair technician certificates and applied structural drying certificates awarded by the IICRC. Each crew chief heads a team of servicemen who can act quickly to remove moisture and sanitize the affected area.

In the event of a natural weather event, debris is not uncommon in the property. Windows can be smashed; hard wooden flooring begins to warp or buckle as well as loose branches or other forms of debris. We can act quickly for the removal and disposal of loose waste. In many cases, we can restore the structural components of the property by using proper drying techniques.

The first step is to remove any items that may obstruct the job site or the equipment we are using. After that, we can bring in submersible gas-powered pumping equipment to remove standing water and deposit it into an open sewer point. Excess quantities of water naturally migrate into drier areas so by starting from the source and working outwards we can assess the entire property accurately.

Once the majority of water is taken care of, our next step is to bring in water extraction units, rapid air movers and dehumidifiers. Extractors are much more efficient than other types of removal equipment without being unnecessarily harsh on wet fabrics or upholstery. On the other hand, rapid air movers in combination with dehumidifiers can help to draw moisture from hard floors made from concrete or wood.

Getting the property dry is the quickest way to getting your business back to work, contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 today.

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Call Our Certified Technicians For All Your Lilburn Water Damage Restoration Needs

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Our Certified Technicians For All Your Lilburn Water Damage Restoration Needs When you have a water leak we can handle the water cleanup and dry all of the affected areas. We are available 24/7 so call us right away.

Your Basement In Lilburn Needs Water Removal Services

Owning your home in Lilburn included visions of a beautiful backyard and community and lovely neighbors, but never did you think that one day your basement would be filled with water as the result of a leaky washing machine left unattended overnight. Suddenly you require a professional team to help you restore the peace in your home and return it to mint condition.

When you need water removal services in Lilburn, SERVPRO is at your fingertips. A quick call to our 24/7 rapid response team sets into motion the restoration process for your home. Upon arrival, our IICRC-certified technicians assess the situation and determine the best course of action to mitigate the loss of time and money a water-soaked basement can have. By applying our knowledge and expertise, we can draw up a plan to restore your home as soon as possible.

Our SERVPRO Green Fleet is equipped with different tools to address the particular needs of each home we serve. If the standing water in your basement is over two inches deep, we use submersible pumps to extract it. We may complement these efforts with handheld equipment to access tucked away corners where our pumps may not be suitable. For some homes, we may drill holes in the baseboards to extract any moisture that has seeped into the wall cavity and make sure none of it remains. Our moisture meters and hygrometers give us readings that inform us of our progress and allow us to adjust as needed.

As the drying process goes on, we work with you on preserving the contents of your home as much as possible. Our SERVPRO crew brings in air movers and dehumidifiers to encourage the movement of air and the quick drying of your basement. This efficiency is essential in preventing the spread of mold and the growth of bacteria that results from leaving standing water unattended.

When your Lilburn home needs support, SERVPRO of North Lilburn is here to help. Call us at (770) 709-3266 and allow us to work with you to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Considerations Before Flood Damage Remediation in Your Lilburn Home

3/24/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Considerations Before Flood Damage Remediation in Your Lilburn Home Sometimes flooding and other storm damage cannot be prevented. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation efforts.

Steps That Can Improve Turnaround Time After Flood Damage in Lilburn

Restoring the damages caused by flooding takes several steps including removal of standing water and cleaning up the debris and soiling in the property, so it takes time. Involving a professional restoration service is one way to speed up the recovery process. However, the chosen restorer should also take steps to ensure a faster turnaround.

It is possible to get faster results during the restoration of flood damage in Lilburn by planning the procedure to follow at the beginning. Establishing aspects such as whether there is a need to remove some materials such as drywall or move contents help because it limits time wastage. Our SERVPRO technicians carry out evaluation on arrival at the loss site. Using equipment such as thermal cameras and moisture sensors, we can establish the level of water migration especially in concealed wall cavities and crawl spaces determining whether to perform flood cuts or take other steps immediately.

Extracting water and cleaning up affected areas take up a significant portion of the restoration effort. Having sufficient resources can help reduce the time taken because the problem is attacked from different angles. Our SERVPRO technicians bring several units of restoration equipment including truck-mounted water extractors, submersible pumps, and portable water extractors. Operating such equipment together quickens the water removal process. We also have other tools including floor scrubbers and power washers, which help during cleaning.

In most cases, a flooding problem is temporary ending once cleanup and reconstruction of the affected area is over. However, the process can take longer is secondary problems develop. One common secondary issue is mold development if the moisture from floodwater is not dried properly. Our SERVPRO technicians take moisture readings in wet materials and surrounding areas allowing us to set a drying goal. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to extract moisture until we satisfy our drying goal, restoring your property to the preloss state.

In case of flooding, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn to help. You can reach us at (770) 709-3266 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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The Impact of Water Damage in Your Lilburn Home

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Impact of Water Damage in Your Lilburn Home When damage is not found initially, problems can result. Call SERVPRO for a thorough assessment so that the job can be done well, preventing issues.

SERVPRO Follows the Path of the Water in Order to Prevent Finding Secondary Damage Later On

Significant amounts of water from a flood, a broken pipe, or an overflowing tub to rises in humidity from over-watered plants, a constantly damp basement, or a poorly functioning dehumidifier can lead to various problems in a home. These problems all have a solution, and each one begins with eliminating the excess water. 
 
After the issue of excess water is eliminated from your Lilburn home, SERVPRO can start restoring areas affected by water damage. These areas can have different signs of water damage. Any area of your home can become affected adversely by water. 
 
Walls and ceilings can show signs of water damage in different ways. Wallpapers and borders can detach after their adhesive backing becomes too watery. Drywall can crumble and disintegrate, including the drywall used in the ceiling. Water stain can also appear, and in various sizes and shades of brown. 
 
Wood items can swell, crack, splinter, warp, and lose their glossy finishes. Stairs can become hazardous to climb or descend when steps are uneven, and boards have come loose from the stairwell base. Doors and frames can fail to work together, making them perilously tight when attempting to open the door or increasingly difficult to close when desired. Windows that have wooden frames can react to water damage similarly. 
 
Carpeting and other flooring systems can also become damaged by exposure to water. If wood, again, hazards can develop rather quickly due to swelling of the floorboards. This is also relevant when wooden underlay is saturated, although this can quickly deteriorate and become unable to support the weight of heavy furniture. In bathrooms and kitchens, where tile or linoleum are more common, the adhesive can detach and cause loosened tiles or bubbles to form under solid linoleum. 
 
Your personal belongings can also become water damaged. SERVPRO technicians can restore much of the typical household's contents when water damage is involved. To restore everything “Like it never even happened.” call us, SERVPRO of North Lilburn. Our number, (770) 709-3266, is like us – local to you and always available, every day, each and every hour. 

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How to Deal with Flood Damage to Your Lilburn Home

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Deal with Flood Damage to Your Lilburn Home When your flooding prevention efforts fail, SERVPRO is here to help restore your home.

SERVPRO Offers Rapid Response to Flood Damaged Homes

Floods have always been a part of Lilburn history. While many of the residents here have taken precautions to thwart invasive water from entering their home, there are times where these measures fail. The resulting damages could be overwhelming to see at first, especially if this is the first time it has ever happened to you.

Our SERVPRO technicians are always ready to handle any manner of flood damage to your Lilburn home. Understanding that your house and what you have inside of it are of the utmost importance to you is evident in the service that we provide every one of our clients. Our commitment to customer satisfaction begins with your phone call, where we will dispatch our professionals to your home quickly.

With flood damages, often the first step that our SERVPRO team will take is to stop the water coming into the house. Whether this is something like patching up existing holes in the foundation that are allowing water to penetrate the block or something even more invasive that permits high volumes of water to reach areas of your house. Stopping the water comes before any restoration efforts.

Our team will then get to work on removing the water from the area. Given that this usually means a significant amount, we commonly dispatch a pump truck with the technicians to your house. Truck mounted pumps are the fastest means of removing all of the pooled water. From here, our IICRC certified technicians use wet vacs for a more concise and concentrated water removal process.

Finally, we use air movers for drying out the saturated structural components and contents of the affected area. The process ensures that there is no lingering moisture, which could result in the growth of mold or allow for degradation of the structure. Our fast and thorough process will lessen any incurred expense not covered by insurance, and simultaneously prevents damage to contents that are irreplaceable.

Our rapid response team is always standing by for when you might need restoration services. You can call SERVPRO of North Lilburn anytime at (770) 709-3266.

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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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