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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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How Downstairs Flood Damage in Your Lilburn Home Also Damages Upper Levels

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Downstairs Flood Damage in Your Lilburn Home Also Damages Upper Levels Water on lower levels affects upper levels of houses as well.

Standing Water in the Basement can Create Flood Damage in Your Lilburn Home

Flooding does not need to cover your living room floors to affect your Lilburn home. Minor flooding that enters into only below-ground areas can easily create problems in above-ground sections. This can include odors and elevated humidity that makes breathing uncomfortable.  

Residents can rely on us to mitigate all aspects of flood damage in Lilburn. Because we are a locally owned and operated company, we understand the concerns of many residents in our area about elevated humidity in their residences. Standing water from heavy rainfall or unexpected snowmelt can cause this problem within larger porches, crawl spaces and root cellars, as well.  

Our technicians are Faster To Any Size Disaster and begin working as soon as possible. Extracting the water from your basement or cellar can significantly reduce the amount of odor experienced, and also pull the humidity down closer to an average amount. Just extracting the floodwater does not eliminate these problems, in any case.  

Removing the water vapor from your home's environment requires we use devices that extract the moisture from both the air and any materials that absorbed it. We work on the most saturated ones by directing air at them at an angle which whisks the moisture out instead of pushing it deeper into the wall, carpet, furniture, or other items. Other technicians regularly monitor the amount the moisture decreases, so we know how quickly this occurs.  

Because the air absorbs this moisture coming out of different articles around your home, we also use dehumidifiers and desiccant machines to trap the newly-released humidity before it can settle elsewhere. Steady evaporation of water is another aspect of flood damage.  

We also use techniques that eliminate the odor flood damage leaves behind from your home. The use of ozone gas produces excellent results but can produce unwanted discoloration. Instead, in locations where dampness remains, we use hydroxyl gas machines to deodorize homes and businesses effectively. This gas is highly safe and does not require you to leave your home. We can continue working inside on your home's water damage mitigation while the machine continues to run.  

SERVPRO of North Lilburn wants to do their share in helping those in the community live in safe, clean, dry homes. Flooding can bring in unpleasant odors from the silt and organic debris it carries. We extract, deodorize, clean, and dry out homes sustaining flood damage on a regular basis. We can do the same for you. Call us at (770) 709-3266, 24/7, any day of the year.

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What are Drying Goals and Why They Are Important When There is Water Damage in Your Lilburn Home

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What are Drying Goals and Why They Are Important When There is Water Damage in Your Lilburn Home Broken pipes and appliance failures can cause your kitchen to be out of commission.

The Right Procedures Ease Restoration of Water Damage in Lilburn

Water is a great utility, but when it spills into unwanted areas, it leads to significant issues. It is crucial to follow proper drying procedures, so further damage does not occur. For example, when the temperatures in the drying area exceed 85°, moisture levels in the air might be too high which leads to secondary damage. Our crew has certified ASD, Applied Structural Drying technicians, so we can deal with water spills in your Lilburn property without causing secondary damage.  

Every incident of water damage in Lilburn is unique. Issues like how long it takes to discover spill, where it originates, and the volume of water released during the spill vary the dynamics of restoration. If our SERVPRO technicians are called many hours or days after the spill happens, we have to tear down drywall and remove carpets for drying. Extended exposure allows water to permeate deep into the affected materials. Drywall loses its structural strength while insulation loses R-value. We must, therefore, remove and replace them for effective restoration.  

The source of the spill determines whether there is a need for cleanup. Should a pipe bursts in the ceiling or the walls, it carries dust and other debris from these confined spaces to the areas where the water pools. It would not be the case if a sink left running overflows. The water might also affect items such as upholstery and draperies, and if they are non-colorfast, the dyes run causing stains. Our SERVPRO technicians use various cleanup approaches to deal with these problems. We deal with stains on the carpet while it is still wet because it is easier to remove them.  

Drying the affected areas helps prevent bad odor and microbial growth. It is imperative to remove most of the moisture within the first 48 hours because mold starts developing within a day or two. Our SERVPRO technicians can achieve this because before starting the process, we set a drying goal. We do this by taking readings from unaffected contents and structure. We then take separate readings from affected wooden and non-wooden materials. The information collected helps us pick the right number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the structure to normal levels.  

Dealing with damages caused by water spills is easier when you work with SERVPRO of North Lilburn. You can reach us at (770) 709-3266 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Proven Tips to Avoid Fire Damage in Lilburn Around the Holidays

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Proven Tips to Avoid Fire Damage in Lilburn Around the Holidays Candles create a warm festive mood. Stay vigilant when using candles and contact SERVPRO should you have fire damage.

Leaving Candles Lit in Your Lilburn Home Unattended Can Cause Fire Damage

During the fall season, it may be tempting to light a lot of candles inside of your home, but leaving them unattended can lead to fire damage. Candles that are lit in your home should always be placed on a flat and open surface, without any drapes nearby. Despite how small the flame is, it can still spread and cause a lot of damage if left alone in an unsafe space.
Leaving a candle in your dining room window didn't seem like such a bad idea at the time, but the drapes caught ablaze and caused fire damage inside your Lilburn home. When small fires like this break out, it is still essential for you to call for professional restoration surfaces as soon as you can after the blaze is extinguished. The fire can still cause damage inside your home after it is put out. For example, the longer that you wait to call for help, the more discoloration the soot can cause.
Here at SERVPRO, when you contact us, we make an effort to gather the appropriate equipment for the job and then rush to your home. As professionals in the restoration industry, we know how swiftly fire damage can spread. With this knowledge in mind, we always make an effort to get to your home as swiftly as we can.
When we arrive at your home, our SERVPRO technicians can get to work straight away. First, we can clean up the bits of burnt scrap leftover by the drapes. After, SERVPRO can get to work cleaning up the scorch marks along your window sill and walls.
A common way of tackling staining left by a fire is to use a spray-and-wipe method with a solution made to tackle the specific type of soot that was left behind. Usually, the solution can either be lubricative, meant to lift the grime away from the surface gently, or chemically-based. Once our SERVPRO technicians finish removing the soot from your dining room, we can use thermal foggers to tackle the particles in the air that are responsible for the foul smell fire causes and leave your home feeling like it did before the damage happened.
When you find fire damage inside of your home, it is imperative that you call for help immediately. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Lilburn by dialing the number (770) 709-3266. Day or night, our technicians are ready to help you.

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When a Broken Pipe Makes You Feel Like You Are ‘Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay’ in Your Lilburn Home

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When a Broken Pipe Makes You Feel Like You Are ‘Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay’ in Your Lilburn Home A small burst pipe can quickly create a lot of damage.

Stopping And Remediating Water Damage Around Lilburn

Water can affect Lilburn homes in many ways. Usually, it is a positive manner, such as when a sprinkler irrigates the lawn and provides a beautiful, green field for bare feet in the Summer. Once Winter rolls around, water can cause more problems than benefits.

For most Lilburn homeowners, water damage is a result of a plumbing failure in, or near, the home. SERVPRO specialists often have to deal with a ruptured pipe that burst due to a cold snap. Other reasons to step into a pool of water in the kitchen are cracked connectors under the sink or a split line that used to feed the ice maker in a refrigerator.  

Our technicians can repair or replace minor plumbing issues like these. If there is a major break anywhere in the home, we recommend the homeowner calls in a licensed plumber or general contractor to make repairs.  

After we stop the source of the problem, SERVPRO team members remove the water using commercial pumps and extraction wands. These machines enable us to remove most of the water within a day or two, depending on the size of the home and how much water flooded the residence.  

Once we remove the standing water, our teams start remediating the damage. Technicians carefully lift and roll up the carpet to remove the pad underneath and dispose of it. Then, they use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the floor. If the inside humidity is very high, technicians can set up dehumidifiers to draw water out of the air, speeding up the drying time for the floors.  

With the floor dry, technicians carefully roll the carpet back into place. If the carpet is still damp, they lift it at opposite points with an air mover at one end and a box fan at the other. This technique enables us to force dry air across and under the carpet while drawing moisture out of the carpet and blowing it out of the affected area.  

Removing the water and drying the carpets and floors are the immediate steps SERVPRO of North Lilburn takes to protect area homes. Our goal is to return each residence to its original, dry state, so homeowners can return to their life before the water turned their kitchen and living room into a child’s wading pool. Call us today at (770) 709-3266 to schedule a visit.

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Make Sure Your Water-Damaged Lilburn Commercial Property is on Solid Flooring

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Make Sure Your Water-Damaged Lilburn Commercial Property is on Solid Flooring Sometimes after water damage, the existing flooring must be removed. SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to remediate and restore your office.

How Commercial Water Cleanup Services Restore Your Lilburn Business after the Disaster  

You need commercial water cleanup services when your business experiences a water incident. If the wetness remains in place for a long time, it can ruin your items and the building's interior finishing. It is only after the building is thoroughly clean and dry that some of the replacements and repairs can be made. We are going to go through some of the procedures that our team performs when restoring different sections of your Lilburn property.  

There are certain aspects we consider before choosing appropriate commercial water cleanup procedures to perform in your Lilburn office. If your office has OSB or plywood subfloor, there are chances of such building structures swelling or separating after being submerged by water. Our SERVPRO technicians have to replace the affected sections to ensure the new floor covering does not buckle. When we remove the floor covering, we make sure the subflooring is entirely dry, and we check for warping before the installation of new flooring. We might put in place air movers and dehumidifiers to speed up drying.  

There are also specialized cleaning procedures for water damaged offices with tile and sheet flooring. If we discover any separation or swelling, then we have to remove the wooden subfloor. It is also necessary to remove the entire sheet if the water has seeped through loose parts of the sheet flooring. The ease with which we remove such structures depends on the type of adhesive and material.  

Our SERVPRO technicians prevent further damage and reduce the chances of mold growth by using disinfects to clean woodwork, floors, and wall finishes as soon as the water damage incident takes place. If surfaces are already moldy, we put in place containment measures to prevent the mold from spreading into uncontaminated areas. If the walls have lead-based paint, we do not use scraping or sanding as an option.  

Apart from cleaning, SERVPRO of North Lilburn can perform other restoration processes to restore your business after a disaster. Call (770) 709-3266 to learn more about our services and benefit from our 24-hour emergency services.

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How We Minimize The Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Lilburn Home After A Warm Spell

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How We Minimize The Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Lilburn Home After A Warm Spell Lilburn residents might find minor flood damage in areas of their homes after a period of warmer than normal weather.

Warm Spells After Snowfall Can Leave Homes With Flood Damage In Lilburn

While many in Lilburn welcome a warmer day after winter cold settles in and blankets our area in a beautiful layer of snow, this warm air can cause problems for those living in lower areas and valleys. It doesn't take much to melt snow when sunlight hits it directly, and this water can trickle into areas that might never otherwise experience problems.

Lilburn residents might find minor flood damage in areas of their homes after a period of warmer than normal weather. SERVPRO is always ready to mitigate this and remove excess water and moisture before other problems can develop. Protecting your home is a very cost-effective way to keep restoration expenses low. It also prevents the loss of belongings with high sentimental value.

When we arrive to begin the mitigation process on your home, we take measured readings of the amount of moisture in different materials. Some of these may not have been affected by the flooding, but we use these to help us gain a better idea of the standard moisture content throughout your home. This knowledge helps us determine when your home's affected materials do reach acceptable percentages of moisture content.

To achieve these levels, we eliminate the water, moisture, and water vapor we detect inside your residence. We efficiently extract liquid water, but causing absorbent materials to release their hold on moisture can require a manual change in the environment. We cannot wait for the materials to dry out naturally. This would take too long. We cause this to happen much more rapidly than it typically would by increasing both the temperature and the air currents. As the heat forces the water molecules to leave such materials for drier conditions found in the air, we use air currents created with our air movers to direct the moistened air either outside or near powerful desiccant machines. Water vapor already present merely joins the newly released moisture and also becomes trapped in these machines.

Cleaning up and getting rid of the griminess left behind by a flood protects your home and family from microbial populations, some of which can cause health effects. Not only does everything feel clean after we finish, but it is also sanitary.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn also serves those in Pleasant Hill and can make your home clean, safe, and dry again, just “Like it never even happened” when your home experiences flood damage. Please call us at (770) 709-3266, so we can assist you in mitigating your house.

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Great Mold Remediation for Lilburn Homes by SERVPRO

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Great Mold Remediation for Lilburn Homes by SERVPRO Lilburn Properties with Mold Damage Count on SERVPRO for Remediation and Containment of Mold Spores

Preventing Recurring Mold Damage in Lilburn

Mold spores are part and parcel of a home environment, residing in attics, crawlspaces and underneath floorboards. They are not necessarily a problem until they come into contact with a warm, moist environment where they can germinate. With the right conditions, mold can grow within 24 hours and form full-size colonies within 48-hours.

When dealing with mold damage in Lilburn, the priority is to prevent the affected area from spreading. Since mold spores travel primarily through air-flow, it is crucial that the area of infection is contained, and careful precautions made to establish clean rooms as well as decontamination zones. We can do this by putting up barriers, sealing rooms or applying negative air-pressure.

SERVPRO offers a two-step solution to properties that are showing signs of mold growth. The first is to scrub mold away using abrasive cleaning methods alongside sanitizers for sensitive surfaces and fabrics. Porous materials like fabrics may have to be sent to a facility where they can be treated using Esporta washing machines. We aim to restore rather than replace and can surprise you with the amount we can salvage from items that might seem beyond repair.

As we clear away mold, our technicians can pack up the contaminated contents and dispose of them properly. Once all visible signs have been removed, we can focus on grappling to keep the mold from returning to the treated areas. SERVPRO achieve this by measuring humidity levels in the affected area and restoring them to the correct level.

We cannot remove 100% of mold spores from your home, but we can restore the affected area so they cannot proliferate. Using dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air, and thoroughly drying any areas where moisture has built up can help prevent mold damage from recurring. We then fully-deodorize the area using chemical neutralizers to leave your home clean, sanitized and smelling fresh.

If you see signs of mold in your home, it cannot disappear by itself contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 to book a service.

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Preparing For Disasters Minimizes The Risk Of Commercial Water Damage In Lilburn Factories

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Preparing For Disasters Minimizes The Risk Of Commercial Water Damage In Lilburn Factories When flooding occurs without warning, it quickly causes severe and drastic effects all over a factory.

Preparing For Commercial Water Damage

When flooding occurs without warning, it quickly causes severe and drastic effects all over a factory. Lilburn factories and plants can experience flooding from either severe weather events or when broken pipes release thousands of gallons. Trees that create tears in the roof during a rainstorm can also create floods, as can back up drains.

Lilburn factory owners can prepare for some of the effects of commercial flood damage and help protect their employees. Flooding can create problems with your factory's drinking water supply, so the EPA recommends certain precautions take place on a regular basis to ensure the health of your workers. This and many other ways to protect both your workforce and your business are laid out in the EPA's website as their commitment to National Preparedness Month.

While you do all you can to protect your employees from drinking contaminated water during a disaster that might prevent their safe evacuation, the after-effects linger after the disaster. SERVPRO technicians know how to mitigate flood damage and keep the current situation from worsening in other areas. Damaged merchandise can easily contaminate or saturate undamaged goods, so we steadily work to separate the two from each other. We can clean damaged items and equipment and follow this up with sanitizing methods that inhibit the growth of microorganisms.

Quickly getting your assembly lines back up and running normally after a catastrophic accident means less downtime that can affect your profits, customer satisfaction, and even employee morale. We understand that your factory produces goods that a diverse number of other businesses require, so we work continually to get every bit of flood damage inside your factory mitigated.

Some areas require removal of materials, but we strive to restore as much as possible without replacements. Reducing your restoration costs can also help you recover more quickly. When things revert to normal employees impacted the most emotionally often feel reassured and able to concentrate on their work again.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is always ready to mitigate flood damage. Faster To Any Size Disaster, our technicians know that a rapid recovery can make a world of difference to you and your employees. Contact us at (770) 709-3266 for mitigation and restoration services tailored to your company's precise needs.

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Severe Thunderstorms Can Cause Flood Damage Inside of Your Lilburn Home

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Thunderstorms Can Cause Flood Damage Inside of Your Lilburn Home One of the best ways to avoid flood damage inside of your home is to be prepared.

Severe Thunderstorms Can Cause Flood Damage

One of the best ways to avoid flood damage inside of your home is to be prepared. Keeping track of intense storms as they come your way and making sure that your home is appropriately secure during them is one of the best ways to avoid damages. The best thing that you can do when you know that a harsh storm is heading your way is to set up a generator outside of your home to provide emergency power to you. Having a generator can allow you to have some essential power in times of danger. However, even with preparation, the waters can still find a way inside of your home. In situations like these, professional help is close by to call on for aid.

Severe thunderstorms can bring harsh winds which can move fast enough to bend over trees and knock branches lose, a problem that can cause flood damage inside of your Lilburn home. The debris can break a window and force an entry point into your home, allowing the water from the storm to get inside. Once this water inside of your home, it has the potential to cause further problems if left unchecked. Thus, it is wise to call for help as soon as you can.

When SERVPRO arrives at your home and investigates the flood damage inside of your kitchen, our IICRC-certified techs can devise the best solution. Our first goal is to extract any standing water from inside your residence. SERVPRO can use advanced equipment such as industrial-quality wet/dry vacuums to do this job. We can also use thermal imaging technology to look for water that might have found its way into your walls or beneath the base of your cabinets. Additionally, dehumidifiers and air movers can be used by our SERVPRO techs to remove excess moisture and water vapor from inside of your kitchen, including the moisture that has set into your cabinets.

If a severe storm gets the better of your home and causes flood damage, never hesitate. Call the number (770) 709-3266 to contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn. Day or night, we can address the damage inside of your home.

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