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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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Mold Damage Technicians In Pleasant Hill Describe The Importance Of Containment

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In Pleasant Hill Describe The Importance Of Containment If there is excessive moisture inside your home, mold damage can cause problems to organic building materials.

The Importance Of Containment

If a water leak or spill gets building materials wet and you do not notice the problem right away, many issues can negatively affect your Pleasant Hill property. If there is excessive moisture inside your home, mold damage can cause problems to organic building materials. Fungi can spread to several areas inside a structure and can cause health effects with some people. If not mitigated quickly, the mold damage can get worse and spread to sections of your home that are far away from the initial source.

Certain parts of a house are especially susceptible to microbial growth because they have the right temperature and contain a large number of organic materials such as wood or paper. Dark, confined spaces like attics are likely places to experience mold damage in Pleasant Hill. If you ever smell a musty aroma or see a fungus form, it is wise to call our SERVPRO experts immediately. We can show up promptly and help keep the problems from getting worse and help prevent spores from spreading.

A major problem when dealing with fungal issues is the fact that spores can become airborne and spread all over a structure very quickly. Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and have experience dealing with several different types of mold contamination situations. SERVPRO's main goal with any project is to mitigate the problems without causing contamination in areas that were previously unaffected.

The first thing we do to keep microbes from getting into the air and spreading is to build a containment chamber. A containment chamber is put up with metal poles and heavy-duty plastic. We use the plastic to seal off any areas that are contaminated inside your home. Once containment is put up, we often attach an air scrubber to a hole on the side to create negative air pressure inside the chamber.

The air scrubber sucks in dust and particles created by the work process. The scrubber pulls the air past a HEPA filter that traps in hazardous particles. If you ever notice the presence of a fungus inside your home, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 24 hours a day.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Lilburn Small Pawn Shop

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Lilburn Small Pawn Shop Floodwaters can find their way into your shop even if all the windows and doors are locked.

A Severe Thunderstorm Can Flood Your Shop

Flood damage is a substantial possibility during a severe storm that brings hundreds of gallons of rushing water to your business in just moments. Floodwaters can find their way into your shop even if all the windows and doors are locked. For example, water and wind can both carry window-breaking debris inside of your shop. Once an entry is forced, your previously secure shop suddenly is vulnerable to the water. By the time you arrive at your store in the morning, there is stagnant water up to your knees inside.

The flood damage inside of your Lilburn pawn shop is a danger to the valuables inside, also the structure of your building. The whole purpose of a pawn shop is to buy things of value and then resell them. If the floodwaters manage to inflict damage onto your valuables, they can decrease the worth of them. For this reason, as well as the physical well-being of your store, it is vital to call for professional damage remediation services. The faster that a team can arrive, the more likely it is that your goods can be recovered and repaired.

When you call SERVPRO, our first goal is to get to you as quickly as possible. We understand how valuable your time as a business owner is. The less time your store has to remain closed, the less income can be lost for your establishment.

SERVPRO uses top-of-the-line technology while on the job. To remove the standing water from your shop, our technicians can employ the use of truck-mounted wet/dry vacuums, submersible pumps, and extractors. Our tools are designed to remove the water as fast as possible, minimizing the potential threat of further complications, such as water and mold damage.

When it comes to your inventory, our IICRC-certified techs can take stock while attempting remediations. Because some valuables, such as paintings, can be very hard to save from floodwaters, we can make a list of any goods lost. Our professionals strive to make all aspects of the damage easier for you, including any potential insurance claims.

When it comes to the physical building your shop is inside, our technicians can make sure it is at an acceptable level of dryness using a moisture meter. Should your store be below the level, SERVPRO can set up ventilation fans and air movers to help remove the excess moisture.

Should your establishment suffer flood damage during a severe storm, never hesitate. Dial SERVPRO of North Lilburn by the number (770) 709-3266. Our experts are available night and day, seven days a week.

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Factors To Consider For A Successful Water Cleanup Process In Lilburn

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Factors To Consider For A Successful Water Cleanup Process In Lilburn The water cleanup process is an important step when you need to restore your property.

Water Cleanup Process

The water cleanup process is an important step when you need to restore your property even if the source of the water was as a result of a plumbing breakage or an appliance failure. If you do not remove the water as soon as possible, it may cause further damage to your property and create favorable conditions for mold growth. If you are working with a restoration professional in Lilburn, there are a few facts you need to understand about the remediation procedures.

When our SERVPRO technicians are performing water cleanup in Lilburn, we begin by performing moisture measurement. By measuring the amount of moisture, we can determine the scope of work and the methods to use. During this process, we can use moisture meters and sensors to detect the moisture presence. Since we already have the correct picture of the initial extent of water ingress and damage, we can set drying goals.

As an initial assessment, our SERVPRO technicians may take non-invasive moisture readings in non-affected contents to establish control parameters and measurements. When we are taking these measurements, we take into consideration factors such as the material's permeance, the existence of water barriers, the relative humidity, temperature, and the primary purpose of the property. If we suspect moisture exists below the surface, then we may take in-depth readings using invasive techniques.

The goal of setting a drying goal is to return your property and materials to their preloss state. By knowing the parameters of the various materials, our SERVPRO team can set a drying goal to assist in solving the pre-existing water damage problem. Some of the moisture measurement methodology and equipment we use during the restoration include moisture meters, moisture sensors, thermo-hygrometers, remote monitoring systems, thermal imaging, radio wave, Borescope, humidity boxes, and sleeves.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn has a track record in water, fire, storm, and mold damage remediation. Call us at (770) 709-3266 to learn more about our services.

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Lesser Considered Fire Damages in Your Lilburn Residence

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lesser Considered Fire Damages in Your Lilburn Residence After the firefighters leave and you and your family are safe, contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage left behind.

Fire Damage Encompasses Many Aspects Including Water and Lingering Odors

While there are many blatant effects that a widespread fire can have on your Lilburn home, you often do not consider some of the secondary effects and threats that your house faces in light of the incident. Understanding all of the threats and effects you can expect after a fire in your home can prepare you for finding the best professional restoration company to handle the substantial task of bringing your home back to preloss conditions.

Often the initial effects from a fire in your house are difficult to miss. It might not even be safe for you to enter your home following extinguishment, leaving the assessment of the fire damages in your Lilburn residence to the hands of experienced estimators and restoration specialists like our SERVPRO team.

One of the lesser known effects that most homeowners do not consider when it comes to restoring their home after a fire, is the water damage throughout their property. With fire extinguishing efforts that prove invaluable to preserving the structure of your house throughout the worst of the blaze, this process unfortunately also leaves pooled water and overly saturated areas throughout your home that must also get restored.

Another lesser considered effect from a fire in your home that might not prove as glaring and abrasive as structural damage or even water damages is the lingering odor. This smoke damage presents itself as a long-lasting charring smell or odor emitted from the combustion of certain materials in your house. While SERVPRO deodorizing efforts can eliminate this nauseating presence, it makes attempting to live in your home long after the fire has occurred a challenging ordeal before the odor removal occurs.

Likely you try to assess the damage that your home sustains during a widespread fire but tend to overlook additional work that might have to happen to remove odors, water damages, or even to rebuild areas of your home. Finding the right restoration company to help see you through all of these obstacles is one of the easier parts of this situation, as many depend on the reliable services of our SERVPRO of North Lilburn restoration specialists. Give our rapid response team a call anytime at (770) 709-3266.

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