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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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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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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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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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The Reality Of Appliance Degradation In Your Lilburn Home

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Reality Of Appliance Degradation In Your Lilburn Home One of the first things that any homeowner should be mindful of is the wear and tear on the appliances they have.

The Reality Of Appliance Degradation

Many Lilburn homeowners are not fully aware of the moving parts that allow their washing machine to work as it should. For example, in many modern washing machine appliances, one singular sensor is what determines the level to which the machine fills itself with water for vital functions of cycle settings. However, that is not all that hinges so delicately on sensors for disaster prevention.

Your appliances in your home undoubtedly serve to make your life easier, but this comfortable living can result in some disastrous circumstances sometimes. While many Lilburn homeowners would rather contend with water removal services by our SERVPRO professionals than forego having appliances at all, there are some things that you can do to limit the possibility of a significant water loss incident.

One of the first things that any homeowner should be mindful of is the wear and tear on the appliances they have. All machines have a finite lifespan, but with a little bit of maintenance and moderate repair work, this life can get exponentially extended. Regular servicing also limits the possibility of mechanical failures which cause the need for SERVPRO water removal services and restoration work.

Another consideration that should get made about your appliances is when they have reached their limitations. Much of the problems with machines in your home begin with improper use. For example, overloading dishwashers and washing machines well beyond their intended capacities. Properly using your appliances within their respective guidelines allows them to last longer without incident.

Sometimes just servicing your appliances regularly is not enough to stop water loss incidents from occurring. If you are experiencing this situation in your home, it is best to act quickly to help mitigate potential damages to the structural components of your home. Our experienced technicians can respond quickly to begin the extraction work and restoration process. When you are contending with a water disaster in your home, trust our SERVPRO of North Lilburn water damage restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess. Give us a call 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

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Mold Damage Spreads Easily within Pleasant Hill Homes

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Spreads Easily within Pleasant Hill Homes SERVPRO Says Eliminate Moisture to Help Control Mold Infestations in the Pleasant Hill Area

Spores Are Everywhere, Call SERVPRO When Mold Remediation Is Needed

Microbes outnumber humans on our planet and come in many different varieties. Mold and mildew exist in our Pleasant Hill homes and rarely become a nuisance. Small imbalances in a house's interior environment can seem insignificant to occupants, but these microbes take increased moisture as an invitation to begin growing wildly.
 
Property owners around Pleasant Hill might notice mold damage on walls, floors, and ceilings near or in bathrooms and kitchens, but microbes can damage any area in a home. This issue often happens merely because water vapor travels so quickly in the air, and typically ends up in the same places spores get carried. The combination of the two makes it exceptionally easy for microbial activity to surge.
 
Microbes also thrive better in areas where little sunlight reaches. Also, while spores travel on drafts, more powerful gusts of air can make it more difficult for mildew and mold to attach well enough to surfaces. Behind large pieces of furniture, like cabinets and wardrobes, air flow patterns can slow down, depositing cellulose-rich dust, microbes, and water vapor all in the same place. Similarly, the floor under furniture and larger appliances can harbor microbial infestations. Regardless of where you find them in your residence, SERVPRO technicians efficiently remediate all types of mold damage.
 
We also locate other areas that might suffer from mold damage by using our moisture-detection equipment. This works well because mold and other microbes find it immensely challenging to grow in arid environments. Finding an area containing elevated moisture can lead us to hidden mold, which SERVPRO technicians can then remove from your house. Infrared imaging indicates cooler areas within wall cavities and voids which may indicate a higher moisture content. Most molds do not have a distinct musty smell given off and can allow fungi to remain hidden and undetected, able to continue growing and damaging your home.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn's dedicated professionals quickly remediate homes suffering from mold damage and help prevent its recurrence. If you notice signs of mold taking over your residence, call our 24-hour emergency service line at (770) 709-3266. Answered 365 days a year, you can always contact us for the services your home needs.

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Commercial Water Damage in Lilburn

6/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Commercial Water Damage in Lilburn When the toilet has overflowed many times at your business location, the bathroom has suffered water damage. Contact our SERVPRO technicians.

Team SERVPRO Has Many Methods at Its Disposal to Remediate Water Damage

Water damage from floods, broken pipes, plumbing leaks, appliance malfunctions, and sewage backup can all lead to unexpected losses in your business. Restoring everything to its original state is the first priority. Indeed, it is important to minimize interruptions to the business and do everything possible to resume normal operations. This often requires employing the services of a reputable restoration company.
 
At SERVPRO, we are dedicated to restoring local businesses to preloss conditions as quickly as possible after commercial water damage in Lilburn. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the IICRC, ensuring that the cleanup process goes quickly and smoothly. We also use advanced tools and equipment that are up to par with industry standards in every restoration project.
 
Water damage can occur as a result of toilet overflowing or clogging, old pipes, a leaking roof, or general plumbing problems. SERVPRO experts can assess the issue by tracing any pockets of excess water and then removing them accordingly. We use professional equipment to locate these pockets, including thermal imaging and moisture meters.
 
In some cases, we may transfer certain furniture, personal belongings, IT equipment, machinery, and other movable items that have sustained water damage to our cleaning laboratory. If necessary, these contents can be taken apart before drying, cleaning, and putting them back again. We also work with a team of highly-experienced in-house contractors, who can restore water-damaged ceilings, flooring, paint, walls, woodwork, and other structural elements.
 
Saving books and documents that have sustained commercial water damage takes thought. SERVPRO technicians can prevent additional damage, but we may not be able to reverse the existing damage. The idea is to stop further water and moisture damage, and dry items to the best possible condition. For this, we use five methods. These are vacuum thermal-drying, vacuum freeze-drying, freezer drying, dehumidification, and air-drying.
 
If you experience a flooding event in your business, SERVPRO of North Lilburn is there to reduce the impact of the resultant commercial water damage. We have an active emergency response team that can be on site within a few hours after contacting us. You can reach us anytime at (770) 709-3266.
 
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Rapid Response to Your Flood Damaged Pleasant Hill Home

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Rapid Response to Your Flood Damaged Pleasant Hill Home When flooding occurs, drying out the property should be the first concern. Contact SERVPRO immediately for dry out and remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Takes Pride in Fast Arrival on the Scene and Efficient Service

Working to keep your home protected from natural disasters is something that started back when your Pleasant Hill home first got constructed. Over time, however, the integrity of these preventative measures begin to degrade and become less effective. While it does not always happen all at once, the house eventually loses a long-standing battle with the pressures of external water, and flooding ensues.

Regardless of whether or not the flood damages to your Pleasant Hill home only affected your lower levels or if you get threatened by flooding in your attic, the risks and damages associated with the incident are the same. Finding a way to overcome these harmful effects is an uphill battle if you go at it alone, but with the help of our SERVPRO professionals, the process can go more quickly and get done to high industry standards we follow.

Our team of technicians can arrive quickly at your home and get to work on what is necessary to remove the present water. If flooding is still occurring, our SERVPRO professionals can seal up smaller holes and penetration points using hydraulic cement. This application can eliminate the pressing threat of further damages from these vulnerable positions.

Extraction of the water is likely one of the most critical steps short of drying to overcoming the flood damage present in your home. This process often gets achieved by the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands. Drying follows this process and involves thoroughly assessing any present moisture and eliminating it. Often thermal imagery gets used to determine where moisture and dampness linger out of sight to make the drying efforts as thorough as possible.

Flooding is an unfortunate event that often affects multiple houses in your area at the same time. With choosing professional restoration services from our SERVPRO of North Lilburn professionals, you can rest assured that we respond quickly and work to overcome any obstacle between your current damage and the restoration of your house. Give us a call anytime you need us at (770) 709-3266.
 
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Tips and Fire Damage Restoration Services for Your Lilburn Home

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips and Fire Damage Restoration Services for Your Lilburn Home When fire strikes your Lilburn property, SERVPRO strikes back.

Learn About SERVPRO's Fire Restoration Tips & Services for Your Lilburn Property

Having a fire in your Lilburn home is a devastating experience for everyone in your family. Events like these can severely impact your decisions, actions, and reactions making it almost impossible under certain circumstances to determine the proper steps to take to recover fully. However, you are not alone.

The smoke and fire damage that you experience in your Lilburn area home can be a tricky thing to deal with on your own. While there are some actions that you can take to protect other members of your household and a few personal belongings, the restoration process itself requires the touch only a professional can provide.

Seeking a professional fire-damage restoration company, like SERVPRO, can give you the support and peace of mind needed to continue moving forward. We have fully-licensed professionals waiting in the wings with all the equipment, resources, and materials necessary to help you restore your family’s home to a quality pre-fire damage condition. Our professional technicians can make the entire restoration process easier and minimize fire damage suffered in your home.

While you are waiting for your SERVPRO professionals to arrive, you can help by limiting the foot traffic into and out of your fire damage home. By keeping everyone off your carpeting, vinyl, or wood flooring, as well as other surfaces such as desks, tables, and kitchen counters you can help your restoration technicians keep dirt, dust and smoke residues from embedding further into various materials found in your home. It is important to remember the damage to your home continues long after the flames are out.

Make sure that everyone in your home knows how to avoid electrical, gas, water, and environmental hazards that may exist on your property. Keeping your family safe and providing you with highly-trained restoration specialists is what SERVPRO is all about. We help you limit losses, avoid permanent damage, and prevent future problems.

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Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn for more information, we can help you regain control over your living environment and provide you with the services necessary to fully restore your home, today. (770) 709-3266

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Resolving The Effects of Mold Damage In Your Pleasant Hill Home

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Resolving The Effects of Mold Damage In Your Pleasant Hill Home Mold Mitigation Includes Moisture Control in Pleasant Hill Homes

For Pleasant Hill Homeowners, SERVPRO Explains and Executes Mold Remediation

Several threats pose a risk to your Pleasant Hill home all throughout its permanence. While many of these potential disasters can considerably threaten the structural integrity and the contents of your home, one of the often overlooked threats is mold and fungal growth. With just a couple of conditions to get met, mold can multiply throughout an affected area and continue to spread until the appropriate professional remediation tactics have gotten employed to remove the colony.

Overcoming the presence of mold in your house is not something that most homeowners get prepared to face. With the more that is understood about mold potentially causing health effects to the occupants of your house that become exposed to the colonies, taking care of the mold damages in your Pleasant Hill home has never seemed more critical. Fortunately, you are not facing this intruder alone.

Our experienced SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly and begin the necessary steps to prevent the spread of mold and to cut off its food supply. To starve out the colony, the persistent moisture in the affected area needs to get resolved, and that means identifying the source of the problem and repairing this damage.

Did you know that mold spores exist microscopically in the air inside your home as well as outside? As many as 40 spores can fit across a human hair. Preventing the spread of these spores to other areas of your home from the colony is imperative to successful remediation. Our air scrubber with a HEPA filter can trap these microscopic spores and prevent them from finding a new surface to seat inside.

This description is only a small component of our entire involved remediation process, but these steps are essential to helping to isolate the problem and resolve the effects of the mold growth your home experiences. Our SERVPRO of North Lilburn certified applied microbial remediation technicians are always ready to help you overcome any of the obstacles that microbial growth in your home has allowed. Give us a call anytime you need us at (770) 709-3266.

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Why You Need Mitigation Services After A Fire Damage Event in Lilburn

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Mitigation Services After A Fire Damage Event in Lilburn Fire damage is made up of smoke residues and can leave odors. Contact SERVPRO for quick service and efficient remediation.

Team SERVPRO Understands the Three Different Types of Fire Damage

If your structure experiences a fire, there are different types of fire damage which are likely to occur. If you do not treat the event with much seriousness, then it means you are likely to incur losses, and salvageable contents may end up being unsalvageable. The journey does not stop after extinguishing the fire; it is important to note that even the extinguishing agents may cause some destruction in your Lilburn home.

Let us begin by looking at the different kinds of fire damage in Lilburn that our SERVPRO technicians respond to. We have three types of fire damage - major, medium, and minor - and each requires unique restoration procedures. Major fires usually lead to severe destruction, and in most cases, the smoke residues move and occupy a large part of the structure. On the other hand, medium fires cause moderate destruction with minor ones causing damage to only certain parts of the structure.

Once our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the site, we offer mitigation services which help in securing the structure against further damage. Coming up with a temporary electrical source, winterizing the structure's plumbing system, and boarding up any existing openings is part of the work. If there are some water leaks or wetness as a result of the extinguishing agents, we can set up space heaters to dry the area.

Our SERVPRO team also performs cleaning procedures which target to remove the smoke residues from your contents. While in some cases it is possible to clean your items at the site, there are instances where it is necessary to move them to another location before the cleaning starts. We usually perform pack-outs when the site is not secure to allow on-site cleaning procedures. After cleaning, the smoke odors might still be present, and deodorization may be necessary. We perform this process using ULV foggers and thermal Foggers, with the fogs neutralizing odor-causing agents.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a trusted industry leader that performs storm, mold, water, and fire damage restoration. Call us at (770) 709-3266 if you need us to respond immediately and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Pleasant Hill's Commercial Water Removal Technicians Discuss Hardwood Floors

5/9/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial  Pleasant Hill's Commercial Water Removal Technicians Discuss Hardwood Floors If an appliance or pipe causes water damage in your store, SERVPRO can restore the damage and work to keep your doors open.

SERVPRO Can Save Your Hardwood Floors and Keep Your Business Open after Water Damage

If a pipe or appliance malfunctions and water floods into your Pleasant Hill appliance store, excessive moisture can damage many items. Many appliance showroom floors have hardwood flooring in place. Since water flows with gravity, flooring materials are common items that get ruined during an issue involving water.

Whenever dealing with a business, measures should be taken to ensure that your company does not suffer due to restoration work. In many cases, during water removal in Pleasant Hill, our SERVPRO technicians change the way they complete work to keep the loss of revenue to your company at a minimum. We complete extra tasks to ensure that your store stays operating and that your products do not receive damage.

Hardwood floors do have a natural ability to withstand moisture better than softwoods. The nature of hardwoods enhances their ability to be restored when water damage occurs. Wood naturally buckles, cups, and warps, but the density of hardwoods can help them repel these effects.

When attempting to dry hardwood floors, we focus on preventing cupping, buckling, and warping from becoming permanent. We can use specialized drying equipment that puts air through a mat. The mat then evenly distributes the air into the flooring material, speeding up the evaporation process.

If drying takes place and the floors still show signs of warping or cupping, then restoration work on the floor occurs. Hardwood floors can be restored by sanding off the floor's finish, then sanding down further so that cupping and warping get removed. Sanding can only begin once the moisture level inside the material has dropped to 12%. If the floor gets sanded before moisture levels are low enough, then cupping and warping can occur as the remainder of the moisture dries after sanding took place. In some cases, hardwood floors take a month or two to acclimate after getting wet and warping.

If sanding and refinishing has to occur on your store's hardwood floor, it often gets done a small section at a time so your shop can stay open. When sanding occurs, we mask off areas and build containment chambers so that the rest of your appliance store does not get coated with dust. If you ever need help with wet hardwood floors in your business, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 24/7.

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Older Appliances Can Allow Flood Damages To Your Pleasant Hill Home

4/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Older Appliances Can Allow Flood Damages To Your Pleasant Hill Home SERVPRO Tip--Mitigate Flooding Damage from Appliance Failure in Your Pleasant Hill Home by Calling Us

SERVPRO Says Prevent Flooding and Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Residents with Appliance Inspections and Maintenance

While there might always be the present threat of flooding to your home, you might focus on the external risks that your home faces. While it is wise to take precautionary measures with preventing water penetration from the outside, you had already brought in several potential flood sources when you purchased the appliances for your house.

While the appliances within your Pleasant Hill home are not all destined to create flood damages for you to overcome, they are not built to last forever. Parts degrade and wear down over time, offering instances in which the supply of water to these specific appliances like your washing machine and dishwasher continue to fill indefinitely. Within only a few minutes, you can have a high volume of water throughout the room.

While turning off the water supply to these respective appliances is a simple process, in many cases, the damage can be extensive and widespread at this point. When our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we get to work quickly in assessing the full scope of the damages that you face and the best approach to restore these issues.

Extraction is an essential component of the water damage cleanup and restoration process, as this paves the way for drying efforts and assessment of structural damages. The extraction typically involves the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs, but with higher volumes of water to combat, we could also employ a pump truck from our SERVPRO fleet.

Drying the area is another critical component, and it needs to be a thorough process. Many pieces of equipment often play a role in the efforts, from high-strength air movers to industrial grade dehumidification machines. Without entirely removing the moisture in the area, your home becomes susceptible to mold and fungal growth.

While you might not look at your appliances and see the kind of damage that they can do when they malfunction, servicing them on a regular basis can help to prevent some of this possibility. If you find yourself facing flood damages inside of your home, trust the experienced team we have at SERVPRO of North Lilburn to help you clean up the mess. You can reach us anytime by calling (770) 709-3266.

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Lilburn's Mold Damage Restoration Theories Explained

4/21/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lilburn's Mold Damage Restoration Theories Explained Fungi requires an organic food source, moisture, and the ideal temperature to form and grow in your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Remediate Mold Damage Found in Your Home

There are many different problems that can cause a fungus to develop inside your Lilburn home. If water gets inside your building and you do not realize it, mold sometimes develops on organic materials inside your house. Sometimes slow water leaks drip small amounts of water onto an area for a long time creating the perfect environment for fungal growth.

Fungi need an organic food source, moisture, the ideal temperature, and time to grow and develop. SERVPRO's mold damage technicians in Lilburn study the behavior of mold to efficiently remediate issues caused by a fungus. Since mold can cause health effects with some people, many special precautions get taken so that the fungi do not spread across the home.

Most houses have a plethora of organic materials including drywall and wooden items. Many homes maintain a room temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit which provides a perfect temperature for the growth of most types of mold. Any time moisture is allowed to sit inside a structure for over 48 hours; a fungus now has its desired environment to survive and spread.

Visible mold comes from microscopic spores that form first. Once spores receive the desired amount of moisture and food, they grow structures called hyphae that extend down into the affected material, out across the affected surface and up into the air so that it can let off more spores. The spores produced by a fungus easily become airborne and float around the home until air flows cause them to settle and produce mold in another area of the home.

When our SERVPRO technicians mitigate any issue with fungi, they take many measures to prevent mold spores from spreading throughout the building. Before any work gets completed inside the affected area, a containment chamber gets set up around the perimeter of the room. The containment chamber consists of thick plastic that traps any spores released into the air during the restoration process.

A containment chamber has an air scrubber attached to it that sucks air into a HEPA filter and prevents the mold from spreading into other areas that did not get affected. Any time you notice the presence of mold in your home, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266.

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Fighting Flash Flood Damage In Your Lilburn Residence

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

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

Fighting Flash Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage Restoration Methods Used in Lilburn

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mold Damage Remediation Is Vital for Pleasant Hill Residents

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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Lilburn Commercial Water Damage Process Explained

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Offers Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Restoration

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

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

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

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

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

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

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

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

Mitigation Of Flood Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Commercial Water Damage In Your Lilburn Market From Burst Pipes

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Water Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lilburn's Flood Damage Services

1/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire Damage In Your Lilburn Residence From Your Microwave Oven

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

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

Fire Damage From Your Microwave Oven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Water Damage from Toilet Overflow in Your Pleasant Hill Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage from Toilet Overflow in Your Pleasant Hill Home When facing the aftermath of an overflowing toilet, your best bet is to call our water damage restoration team at SERVPRO. Call right away.

SERVPRO Technicians Safely Deal With Possible Biohazard Containing Water Which Has Flooded Your Home

Of all the things that you have to worry about as a homeowner in Pleasant Hill, one of the worst is toilet overflows. Water intrusion in your home is bad enough, weakening wood, triggering the growth of mold, ruining carpets, and corroding metals. However, when the water is very unsanitary, the risks increase, and the damage potential is even higher.
 
If you are experiencing water flooding and water damage from your toilet, you need to contact our skilled workers at SERVPRO right away. We go beyond just removing the water from your Pleasant Hill home and shutting down the water flow at its source. We also provide complete overflow cleanup and restoration to get your home back to its state before the damage occurred.
 
Since a toilet overflow can mean sewer water, we are dealing with biohazards. Many of these are invisible to the naked eye and can be seen only through a microscope. Almost all biohazards can harm you if you are exposed to significant amounts of them.
 
SERVPRO techs realize that any water damage could have organisms which create a health threat to you and your family and our workers. Even when the water is clean, it can pose a problem if it has been left in the home for too long a time.
 
Excessive moisture and water make for an excellent environment for the growth of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. We treat sewage water as highly infectious waste material. They can contain a variety of infectious diseases, plus sewage can also emit methane gas and other sewer gasses that are harmful to breathe in. We follow all the proper safety precautions when dealing with these types of environments, and wear protective clothing and gear to prevent us from being harmed in any way while working to get your home safe for you and your family again. Such gear includes splash goggles, gloves, respirators, boots, and full body suits.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn takes safety seriously when working on any job. You can rest assured when you call us at (770) 709-3266 to help you clean up your home in Pleasant Hill, Lilburn, and the surrounding areas, that we do a job not only skillfully and thoroughly, but safely as well.

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Quick Thinking and Efficient Commercial Water Removal Can Save Your Pleasant Hill Bar

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Quick Thinking and Efficient Commercial Water Removal Can Save Your Pleasant Hill Bar Set up a plan with SERVPRO to recover from water damage at your restaurant or bar after an incident. Quick response is key to reducing downtime.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped and Skilled to Dry Out Your Property

Accidental water damage can catch you off guard if you do not have a plan. Restaurants and bars are especially vulnerable to water damage, and when it inevitably happens, you need to act quickly and call in the professionals to get the damage under control.

SERVPRO offers quick and efficient commercial water removal services for your Pleasant Hill bar that you can count on at the time of your need. We have a team of IICRC certified technicians who have years of experience in managing any size disaster. That said, we have the best chance to help you restore your bar if you act quickly and call us as soon as possible. Here are some of the things you should do as soon as your establishment is hit with a water damage incident. 

  • Act fast

Immediate action is the key to minimize water damage. Pooled water can cause permanent damage to your furniture and other moisture sensitive things. So, the first thing to do is to call a professional water removing service that can get the water out as fast as possible. If the leaked water is not promptly removed, the situation can get worse, fast. SERVPRO technicians use equipment such as water extractors, pumps, and dehumidifiers to not only remove standing water but also any residual moisture. Our priority is to save and restore as much of your belongings as we can.  

  • Choose the right commercial water removal company

Choosing the right water removal company is as important as a quick action, if not more. You need a company that has enough experience in dealing with similar events, professional staff and IICRC certified technicians. With SERVPRO you get a professional water removal service that has a qualified staff, years of experience and expertise to get your bar up and running in no time.

Call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 today to speak to one of our expert technicians. Remember, We are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

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The Truth About DIY Mold Damage Removal In Your Pleasant Hill Residence

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Truth About DIY Mold Damage Removal In Your Pleasant Hill Residence At the first sign of mold in your Pleasant Hill home, you should be thinking about removal.

Mold Damage Removal

At the first sign of mold in your Pleasant Hill home, you should be thinking about removal. While it is no secret that the presence of mold can cause health effects, this is not something that is worth gambling on. Too often people are led to the misunderstanding that the presence of this fungus is removed easily through DIY methods you can discover with some quick research on the internet, but this just is not true.

There is a reason that mold damage to your Pleasant Hill home is nothing to do by yourself. Airborne spores can severely affect those in the area, agitated further by improper removal techniques. This real threat is why professionals like the Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians we employ are IICRC Certified. This certification ensures that each of our technicians is educated in all types of mold and the appropriate means of restoring the affected area.

The problem with attempting to remedy the problem yourself is three-fold. The first of these issues is the lack of knowledge about the best treatment plans for different variations of mold colonies on specific surfaces around your home. Not only could your internet researched method become more volatile and hazardous, but it also might not do anything at all.

The second branch of this to consider is the common misconception that eliminating the mold that you can see is eliminating the problem. The entire organism or hyphae can penetrate deep into the organic materials and surfaces that the colonies are growing on. While your plan could have removed some of the surface molds, it did not remove the entire colony that was thriving there.

The last consideration (and one that SERVPRO technicians hold as a principal element in mold remediation) is removing the moisture that allows mold to grow and thrive. Without this moisture being present, the mold spores that naturally occur in the air we breathe cannot seat themselves and grow into colonies in the first place.

You do not have to handle mold in your home alone. Our trained and certified team can remove the problem quickly and efficiently. Give SERVPRO of North Lilburn a call at (770) 709-3266.

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Removing Residues After Fire Damage in Your Catering Kitchen in Pleasant Hill

11/15/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Residues After Fire Damage in Your Catering Kitchen in Pleasant Hill Pleasant Hill Commercial Kitchen Fires Get Cleanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Utilizes Methodologies and Products for Successful Post-Fire Cleanups to Businesses

When you own a professional catering kitchen, the number one hazard to your business is fire. It only takes one little spark to begin a fire which could result in a costly and even business-ending disaster. Excessive grease accumulation, poor housekeeping, or malfunctioning equipment are among the most common fire hazards for your Pleasant Hill kitchen.
 
A busy catering kitchen has so much going on at one time, and sometimes even when you are very careful in keeping your business running correctly, disaster strikes. When a fire has caused fire damage in Pleasant Hill, even if it was small, it puts a stop to your operations. You need help to get up and running again as soon as possible from the professional staff at SERVPRO, who act fast to come and help you with their expert equipment and knowledge.
 
When we are restoring smoke-damaged materials in your business, our goal is restoration to their preloss condition. We apply basic principles of cleaning to accomplish this.
 
First, we identify smoke residues by carefully inspecting your kitchen. We start near the source of the fire, and then we trace how far the smoke moved through the structure. We locate the different kinds of smoke residues next, as different ones can exist in the same environment. We select a cleaning method which effectively removes the kinds of residues present. Oily coatings need specific detergents to reduce the chances of smearing and staining.
 
SERVPRO techs identify the kind of surface next to figure out which cleaning methods and products are safe to use. We must be careful to preserve the surface or material being cleaned, and some materials might not be restorable since they cannot withstand the process of cleaning. Especially, softer, porous materials.
 
We then capture and remove residues. Smoke residues bond with the surfaces they come into contact with. We use dry and wet cleaning processes to release and carry residue particles away from the surface that is affected. Lastly, we dispose of the residues and cleaning waste properly.
 
At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, we understand how important it is to get your business up and running again as soon as possible. When you have an enterprise that experienced a fire in Pleasant Hill, Lilburn or the surrounding areas, call us right away at (770) 709-3266.

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After the Flood: Restoring Flood Damages To Your Lilburn Home

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage After the Flood: Restoring Flood Damages To Your Lilburn Home Floods in Lilburn Get Help with Water Removal and Cleanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Stands Ready for Removal of Water and Cleanup After Storms

Flooding is not an event that allows everyone to be prepared. While some people might be able to realize that they are in an area that is more prone to such natural disasters, sometimes it can affect those that exceed far beyond the average floodplains of Georgia. Flood damage is as devastating to your home as nearly any other emergency situation, and restoring your property can be almost impossible to do on your own.
 
Flood damages in Lilburn might be a frequent discussion in recent months, but it had not always been a looming threat for the residents here. With the recent devastation that Hurricane Irma caused to the Southeastern United States, Lilburn and other cities and towns far from the coastline were at the mercy of unforgiving storming and high volumes of water. That is when many of the townspeople reached out to our experienced SERVPRO team for their expertise in water removal and home restorations.
 
At any hour of any day, we at SERVPRO are prepared for the kind of natural disasters like Hurricane Irma that wreaked havoc across several states in its path. This is not just a company policy to be ready at a moment’s notice for those that need our services; it is a promise to those that ever need our experienced team that we can be there.
 
Our state of the art equipment for removing water can help to alleviate the threat of a problem getting any worse quickly. Depending on the severity of the affected area, we have portable submersible pumps, portable high-powered gas pumps, tanker trucks to suck out water and completely remove it from the area, and wet vacs that can do a more intricate and condensed removal of water.
 
The next step is to formulate a plan to restore the damage that has been done to your home and to help you to prevent the same kind of problem from happening again in the future. This involves assessing where water was able to access your house, and helping you to devise a more efficient system of diverting water away before another disaster could occur.
 
If you need us at SERVPRO of North Lilburn, you can call anytime at (770) 709-3266. While you cannot always stop disasters from happening, our crews can always be there for you.

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Why Mold Damage Affects Homes in Pleasant Hill

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage Affects Homes in Pleasant Hill SERVPRO recommends cleaning with a damp cloth rather than a feather duster to prevent spores and other particles from getting into the air.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Mold Damage and Take Steps to Prevent Future Mold Growth

Challenging homeowners for millennia, mold grows everywhere and on almost everything. Even if the surface contains non-organic materials, dust that collects there can hold the nutrients microbes require. Housecleaning with a feather duster can spread microbial infestations in your Pleasant Hill residence. Wiping with a soft, damp cloth instead can clean without sending spores and other particles into the air.

When conditions become relatively dry in Pleasant Hill, mold damage might not seem possible. However, because mold often grows on porous surfaces more often than on non-porous ones, the very material infested can continue providing the water required for continued growth.

Carpeting collects a significant amount of debris no matter how clean you keep your home. This debris often contains organic matter that mold and other microbes thrive on, creating the perfect environment for them. Wooden sub-flooring can also end up on the dinner menu for microbes, leading to weak areas and depressions.

Drywall, wooden moldings, and other trims can become infested with microbial activity when elevated moisture in a home becomes an ongoing phenomenon. Because microbes require not only food, an ever-present item in any house, we start to control the problem of mold damage by eliminating any water sources.

We quickly find these sources through thermographic sensors and hygrometers. Both detect the presence of water. Sources vary greatly from one home to another. The water in your residence can come from the ground under crawlspaces, foundation cracks, leaky pipes or drains, drips under counters, or a faulty roof. Gutters that contain debris from trees can also create a damper than normal environment. We find the places where the water comes from and then stop it from continuing.

The IICRC-certified professionals at SERVPRO remain equally dedicated to providing thorough mold remediation. Tearing away severely damaged carpeting can create a dust storm inside your home. Having tarps and plastic sheeting already in place prevents this from becoming a problem in other areas of your home. Likewise, drywall can also pose risks to uncontaminated areas.

To prevent loosened spores from affecting your home in the future, we cut carpeting into smaller pieces so they can comfortably fit into plastic bags. We treat mold infested drywall similarly. After bagging, we carry these items out of your home. We dispose of these bags according to local guidelines. However, to ensure that even if some spores do escape, they do not get too far into other areas of your home. We place air scrubbers in strategic locations, so any loose particles, spores, or microbes quickly become trapped.

The friendly professionals at SERVPRO of North Lilburn can help you with remediation of any mold damage found inside your home. Contact us at (770) 709-3266 so we can begin the process and restore your property to a healthy, clean home.

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Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Pleasant Hill

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Commercial Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Broken Water Heaters and Leaky Plumbing Can Close Pleasant Hill Businesses

Experience and Skill from SERVPRO Help Mitigate Water Cleanup and Reopens the Doors Faster

Although Pleasant Hill avoided the recent storm, for the most part, that does not stop disasters which can close a business for a few days or longer. In most cases, these come from conventional sources like a malfunctioning microwave or a pipe failing in an older plumbing system.
 
Pleasant Hill commercial water damage also affects more than just a single business and its owner. Every day it is shut down, the owner of a clothing store cannot generate the income needed for payroll and to cover the bills, while expenses such as rent still add up. SERVPRO knows that every disaster has to be dealt with quickly so owners and employees can return to their pre-disaster lives.
 
We start by stopping the source of the damage and removing standing water. It is usually just a matter of minutes to determine the location of a leak and then turn off the water line leading into the structure. The response team divides into two groups at this point. One or two members replace the broken valve, pipe, or split hose while the others start to draw out water off floors and carpets using pumps and water extraction wands.
 
As each group completes its work, the emphasis moves to drying out the structure. To do this, SERVPRO technicians set-up dehumidifiers to draw water from the air, clothing inventory, and even the walls themselves. To increase the effectiveness, they also use exhaust fans to force damp air outside the building using warm, dry air generated by air movers.
 
If the cause is an activated or faulty sprinkler system, we bring in additional racks to hang inventory around the business and set-up additional fans and air movers to dry the property. If the items are not damaged using a dryer, we can bring one to the site if space allows, or take the items to our offices and dry them there.
 
Getting your doors open soon after a disaster is necessary to keep them open long term. With decades of experience, SERVPRO of North Lilburn does it quickly while also providing a dry, safe environment for everyone. If you have questions about what we can do for you or have a problem now, call us at (770) 709-3266 today.

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How Moisture Causes Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Attics

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Moisture Causes Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Attics Moisture in your attic can lead to bigger problems such as water and mold damage. Call SERVPRO today to have your attic inspected.

SERVPRO Can Inspect and Repair Your Attic for Water and Mold Damage

While most people in Pleasant Hill use the attic for storage only, the space can also become an environmental pressure cooker as it accommodates moisture, heat, and cold simultaneously. Inspecting its condition can alarm you of damaging water problems that need correction. Most water damage in the attic occurs as a result of ignoring telltale signs.

If you detect any signs of water damage in your home, contact SERVPRO immediately. We have a team of highly skilled water damage restoration experts within Pleasant Hill who can arrive at your home in no time. Following IICRC guidelines, we can control the problem and return your home to preloss conditions quickly and efficiently, "Like it never even happened."

Every house generates moisture in the living areas, which can move into the attic. The moisture can condense on various surfaces if the attic fails to disperse it. Moisture may originate from non-vented kerosene or gas heaters, inadequately vented bathrooms, a un-vented clothes dryer, green firewood stored inside, humidifiers, or ground moisture from the crawlspace. It can find its way into the attic through the chimney, plumbing vents, fans, or unsealed openings around your lights.

Warm, moist air can cause various types of impairment that, if ignored, can cause water damage to your attic. For instance, when warm air reaches a snow-covered roof, it can cause the snow to melt and flow to the colder side of the roof. Here, it forms ice dams or icicles that allow snow to melt and penetrate the interior of your home.

After assessing the damage, SERVPRO technicians can treat any mold infestations in the interior of your attic. Apart from being unsightly, mold growth can cause health effects and can transfer into living areas. Excess water in the attic also promotes wood rot on internal structures, including roof sheathing. The rot, in turn, causes premature failure of your roof that can lead to costly repairs.

The attic is an important part of your home that is uniquely susceptible to water and mold damage. If you suspect the presence of water damage in this space, SERVPRO of North Lilburn is here to help. Our resources are at your disposal, and our technicians are available 24/7, every day of the year. Call us today at (770) 709-3266.  

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Preventing Fire Damage from the Toaster in Your Lilburn Kitchen

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing Fire Damage from the Toaster in Your Lilburn Kitchen When crumbs accumulate in the bottom of your toaster, they can easily catch fire during normal operation.

Steps for Fire Damage Restoration

Given the right circumstances, almost any electrical appliance in your home in Lilburn can become a fire hazard. Electric toasters are being included in this category more and more lately. Toasters have existed almost as long as electricity. They are naturally fire hazards because of the heat they produce. After all, they are made to generate enough heat with electricity to brown slices of bread put into the slots. If the electric elements which generate heat do not turn off as they are supposed to, the bread can burn and cause a fire.

After bread is toasted, it is more fragile and produces crumbs which many times fall into the appliance. When these crumbs are left to accumulate, they can catch fire easily during normal operation of the toaster and can cause fire damage in your Lilburn home quickly.

It is best to reach out to our technicians at SERVPRO after a fire in your home. We are an experienced fire damage remediation company, and we know that time is of the essence once the damage has been done so that more damage does not occur from soot and smoke.

After assessing the fire damage, our technicians look at four fundamental elements that are needed to suspend residues left by the fire so we can remove them.

Temperature is the first, as heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. We choose an appropriate temperature depending on the solution and the material we are cleaning.

We also agitate surfaces by using brushes, towels, air and water pressure, and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines. Agitation dislodges the residues from surfaces and spreads the cleaning products over them.

Our SERVPRO staff also choose the right cleaning product according to the action we desire, which includes emulsifying, dissolving, oxidizing, bleaching, digesting or changing pH. The professional cleaning products work by various chemical reactions, so the appropriate one needs to be chosen. Also, the time which is necessary to thoroughly clean and deodorize your home depends on the types of residues present and the products used.

You can trust SERVPRO of North Lilburn to take care of your home after a toaster fire properly. Residents in the areas of Pleasant Hill or Lilburn can reach us at any time by dialing (770) 709-3266.

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Preventing Water Damage From Your AC Condensation Line in Your Pleasant Hill Home

9/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Water Damage From Your AC Condensation Line in Your Pleasant Hill Home A/C Clogged Lines Often Cause water Damage in Pleasant Hill Properties

SERVPRO Offers Options for Drying and Removing Water from Your Home

Water damage from your air conditioning condensation line springing a leak is more common than most people think. These types of leaks in Pleasant Hill can be quite devastating since they go unnoticed, mainly because they are inside walls and situated in low traffic areas.

The dark space and high humidity around the AC lines in an HVAC system can make them susceptible to the growth of mold. However, water damage to your Pleasant Hill property usually occurs first.

The most important thing in preventing A/C condensation line leaks is inspecting your system on a regular basis, as even a bit of condensation is a sign you could have a problem. When your unit does cause water damage in your home, SERVPRO is the one to call in for help. We are professionally trained and certified to repair and clean up the water damage so that your home is dry and safe again.
 
Make sure that there are proper AC condensation line pitch and lower elbow connection angles. It is ideal to have your AC line run as straight as possible, with a drop of 1/8 inch per every twelve inches of length. Get rid of any elbow connections with 90-degree angles and use 45-degree elbow connections when you can.
 
While you are running your AC, look at the opening of the condensation line to ensure you see water flowing to the drain. How much water you see depends on the humidity level in your home.
 
Clean the line every three to six months. An easy way to do so is using a nylon string and a bit of cotton rag. A shop vacuum can pull the string out on the exit side, and then you can tie a small piece of rag to the other end and pull it through. Doing so brings all the debris in the line out. SERVPRO can also offer a duct cleaning service to ensure your indoor air quality is at a high level.
 
If you have any problems with a leaking AC unit, SERVPRO is always standing by to help you clean up the damage. We have industrial strength pumps, dehumidifiers and fans to get your home dry again in a short time.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn knows what to do in a water damage emergency from your AC condensation line leaking. You can reach us anytime you need when you live in the areas of Pleasant Hill and Lilburn by dialing (770) 709-3266.

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Why Drying is Vital for Mold Damage Remediation in Pleasant Hill

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Drying is Vital for Mold Damage Remediation in Pleasant Hill At SERVPRO, we thoroughly dry behind and underneath cabinets to prevent mold from regrowth.

Proper Drying Reduces the Risk of Mold Returning in Your Home

Mold damage is a headache for any homeowner. Those tell-tale black or green spores and unpleasant musty smell make your home much less pleasant. Naturally, you want to deal with mold growth as quickly as you can. SERVPRO knows that swift action is key to successful remediation, which is why we recommend taking action as soon as you can.

Your first step is calling SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified remediation experts are on hand to deal with any mold damage problem in Pleasant Hill. Our team arrives equipped with everything needed to clean away the fungus and restore your home.

However, cleaning is just one stage of the remediation process. Drying is a vital element of mold damage cleanup and is key to successful remediation.

Why is drying so necessary? Drying is essential because the fungus needs moisture to grow. If you clean away the visible mold but do not tackle the underlying moisture, there is a much greater chance of fungal regrowth, which is something no homeowner wants.

Our remediation experts assess the moisture levels in the area where the mold has grown. The next step is to dry both the area and the items in it. For example, we tent couch cushions and prop up mattresses so we can dry under and around them. If you have mold in a bathroom or kitchen cabinet, we dry under and behind the cabinet, so no hidden pockets of moisture are left behind.

We use a combination of dehumidifiers, air movers, and box fans to achieve our drying goal. We train our teams to position dehumidifiers and air movers in just the right numbers and configuration to achieve optimum results. We also test moisture levels regularly throughout the drying process to ensure we reach the goal. We test under floors, inside walls, or behind furniture if necessary to make sure everything is dry.

Thorough drying reduces the risk of mold regrowth. For help with mold in Lilburn, Pleasant Hill, and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for help.

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Where Water Might Be Lurking In Your Pleasant Hill Home

8/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where Water Might Be Lurking In Your Pleasant Hill Home It is best to address water damage quickly.

Where Water Might Be Lurking

Long after the most obvious water damage has been cleaned up and restored, there may still be some amount of dampness trapped in hidden places throughout your home. These are difficult to detect, and typically it is only after mold damage has formed, or structural collapse has occurred that SERVPRO is called in. When we restore water damage, we use thermal detectors to help find and eliminate these pockets of water before they can cause you any further trouble.

Water Trapped Below The Floor
The most common place for Pleasant Hill water damage to become trapped is beneath flooring materials. Standing water creates pressure on these materials, and unless they are fully waterproofed, water inevitably seeps into the spaces below. All types of flooring are at risk, from wood to tile to concrete. It is best to address this problem quickly; if left for too long, this water can cause permanent damage to the floor and necessitate costly replacements.

Water Trapped In Walls
Behind your walls is a space not ever meant to dampen or take on water. Here, exposed wood and building materials are very susceptible to leaks and spills that work their way into the tight, enclosed spaces you never see. This is one of the most common places SERVPRO technicians find long-term mold damage, as mold spores thrive with a source of moisture and ample food sources.

In Furniture And Belongings
While we are careful to address all belongings individually and apply care as needed, others in the industry are not so thorough. Even if the structure of your home has been fully and adequately cleared of water damage, your belongings may have been forgotten. We have specialized treatments and contractors for all varieties of objects in your home, so everything you own should receive careful and expert attention should it take on water.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn has helped residents to clean up and recover from home damages for years. Give us a call 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

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An Unknown Rodent Infestation can Cause Fire Damage in a Lilburn Residence

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage An Unknown Rodent Infestation can Cause Fire Damage in a Lilburn Residence Electrical fires caused by rodents in the wall can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO to remediate the damage quickly and rewire the electric.

SERVPRO Technicians Expertly Remediate Fire Damage Regardless of the Cause

Wild rodents are voracious and unwanted houseguests. They destroy the materials homes are made of as they make their bedding. Everything from drywall to insulation to clothing to wiring is fair game in a rodent's mind.
 
Lilburn homes may have rodents living in the attic and other seemingly closed-off spaces that are rarely seen by human inhabitants, and the presence of these undesired rodents can lead to fire damage. These animals, including raccoons, are often smart enough to avoid detection by only gnawing on those materials enclosed behind drywall or paneling.
 
What both mice and raccoons alike do, however, is gnaw on wiring, leaving wires bare and exposed to shredded insulation, stolen clothing, paper and other items. Much of what rodents view as great bedding choices are also the same ones that can easily ignite.
 
When you have a fire, the fire department sends highly qualified firefighters to battle the blaze that is destroying your home. Once the fire is out, your home needs professionals who are also trained and skilled in restoring the fire damage so your family can again live in a safe and secure setting that is completely their own.
 
We at SERVPRO have the qualified individuals who can get everything required by code authorities completed for you. We also understand that the tragedy and trauma of a fire, coupled with having to live with friends or family, can threaten to destroy more than the structural aspects of a home. We aim to finish each restoration and recovery from disaster as quickly as we possibly can without taking any shortcuts that could result in less-than-perfect results.
 
When a destructive fire begins in the wiring, on the surface, the cause may seem unknown until fire investigators complete their assessment of the situation. When the official cause shows that rodents have played a hand in causing a fire, this knowledge can help bring some relief in that none of the blame rests on any particular individual.
 
Experiencing a house fire can create intense stress and strain within any family, and this can continue until things are once again “Like it never even happened.” This is why the dedicated professionals at SERVPRO of North Lilburn restore family homes ruined by fire damage. Whenever this catastrophic nightmare becomes a reality for your family, call us, day or night, at (770) 709-3266. We can make it right again.

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Flood Damage in Your Pleasant Hill Kitchen

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Your Pleasant Hill Kitchen Standing water on your kitchen floor can cause irreparable damage to the flooring, and we may need to replace it if it is beyond repair.

When Flood Disasters Strike, SERVPRO Will Be There to Help

If you have ever had a flood in your kitchen, you know the extent of the disaster which happens, with water covering the surfaces of your entire kitchen. From the countertop to the cabinets, and electrical appliances to the flooring, your kitchen looks like quite a different picture when it has flooded. It is a challenging task to dry up a flooding kitchen and restore it to its former condition, which is why you need the professional help of SERVPRO, a flood damage remediation company.

Flood damage in your Pleasant Hill kitchen can happen for many reasons, ranging from a clogged drain pipe or sink to a leaking water pipe. A dishwasher which is not functioning properly in your Pleasant Hill home can result in a flooded kitchen as well, making water flow all over your kitchen floor.

A flood in your kitchen causes severe damage to different appliances and fixtures in the room. Various electrical appliances used in your kitchen can suffer damage and may not function properly if they are drenched in water. Sometimes, you may have to replace them.

Your countertops can flood easily, and water can seep into any cracks, and accumulate underneath, loosening any adhesive materials keeping the countertop in place. You may not see any changes, but water erodes the countertop material consistently until it gets dried up. The interior and surface of your cabinets can rot if the water is left, and develop mold as well. Our technicians at SERVPRO help you with this, getting every area of your kitchen dried back out with our special tools and knowledge. Plus, if there is any mold, we clean that up as well.

Standing water on your kitchen floor can cause irreparable damage to the flooring, and we may need to replace it if it is beyond repair. However, anything that is salvageable we dry out and repair.

If your kitchen does flood, open any windows that you can and switch off and remove any electrical appliances if it is safe to do so while you wait for our staff to arrive.

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SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to help you with your flooded kitchen at any time you need. Just give us a call at (770) 709-3266 so we can help you get your kitchen dried back out and back to its usual condition as soon as possible.

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Check Your Insurance Policy Regarding Mold Damage to Your Pleasant Hill Home

7/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Check Your Insurance Policy Regarding Mold Damage to Your Pleasant Hill Home Review what you are covered for under your insurance policy yearly so there are no surprises after damage. Check that you are covered for mold.

Prevent Mold by Taking SERVPRO Suggested Measures to Control Moisture Conditions in Your Home

Mold growth in the home frequently pops up on news stories and blogs, and householders are rightfully warned to be careful of the fungus which can cause damage to your home and belongings, and might even cause health effects.
 
Unfortunately, many homes are at risk of mold damage, including your Pleasant Hill home. Mold likes to grow wherever there are damp conditions and a suitable food, organic material food sources such as wood, drywall or cloth. In reality, this means that basements, showers, and laundry rooms are all prime places for mold to set up camp.
 
You might be asking yourself if your insurance policy is useful in the case of an outbreak. Sadly, in many cases, the answer is a definite no.
 
Often, whether or not insurance covers mold damage depends on the cause of the damp that provided the growth conditions. Some insurers cover mold damage in cases of an event such as a flood, severe storm, or a burst pipe.
 
However, many insurance policies do not cover damage caused by “maintenance” issues. Maintenance problems include leaks, water drainage from your garden or outside, long term humidity problems, and condensation.
 
SERVPRO recommends that you check your insurance policy carefully and read the small print, so you know which kinds of mold damage are covered by it, and which ones are not.
 
It is important to prevent mold as much as you can, especially as you cannot claim for it on your insurance. Be mindful of any wet areas where the fungus could grow, and check your home for issues with humidity or condensation. Any leaks or seepage should be dealt with immediately.
 
When you find traces of mold in your home, give SERVPRO a call at once. Our IICRC-certified technicians are trained to handle any mold remediation job, big or small. We deal with the immediate problem by establishing containment so the spores cannot spread and employing a negative air machine to filter spores and vent the contaminated air outside your home. As soon as the problem is contained, we set to work cleaning the mold using scrubbing, damp wiping, HEPA vacuuming and any other necessary techniques.
 
After cleaning the fungus, we work on restoring your home to acceptable levels of dryness using dehumidifiers. We monitor progress carefully. The drying process discourages repeated mold growth.
 
Do not wait for mold to become an even bigger problem. Call SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for help.

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The Importance Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration Assistance For Your Home In Pleasant Hill

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Importance Of Professional Fire Damage Restoration Assistance For Your Home In Pleasant Hill Don't Burn Up Your Money Along with Your Home in Pleasant Hill--Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

Let SERVPRO Assist You in Restoring Your Fire Damaged Property

The fire itself leaves heat and scorch marks on surfaces near the actual flames, while smoke, ash, and soot often extend into areas exceptionally far from where the fire originally took place. It leaves you facing damages like stains, smears, and odors throughout your entire home.

Dealing with fire damage in your Pleasant Hill home is far from easy. It takes specialized training, equipment, and experience to tackle some of the circumstances that exist. Attempting to address these problems on your own, generally, leads to additional damage, causing you to get rid of contents and personal belongings that you could have saved.
 
SERVPRO wants you to understand how important it is to seek professional assistance after a fire occurs on your property. Others may think of it as an opportunity to benefit from your misfortune. However, we look at it as a way to help inform homeowners, a way to prevent problems from ever occurring at all.
 
Calling SERVPRO technicians after local authorities deem your property safe to enter, gives you access to expertly trained personnel who help you avoid hazards that may exist, understand how fire behaves and makes every effort to help you understand your situation and provides you with quality solutions you can afford.  
 
SERVPRO works with you and your insurance company to arrange a happy medium that ensures you get to return to a clean, safe, healthy living environment when everything is said and done. We manage your entire restoration process, help with any paperwork involved in your claim, and provide you with quality solutions that give you peace of mind during an emergency.
 
You are not alone; we are on your side making sure that you receive the help you deserve. During a time when uncertainty rules, it helps to know that someone is out there looking out for you and your family that you can trust. We want to help and make a variety of services available to ensure your survival.
 
Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn for additional information or to begin your restoration, today. Our IICRC certified technicians can help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition and get you back on your feet. (770) 709-3266

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Lilburn Commercial Mold Damage to Small Businesses

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Lilburn Commercial Mold Damage to Small Businesses SERVPRO Keeps Your Mold Remediated Shop Open in Lilburn

SERVPRO Can Remediate Stubborn or Hidden Mold Problems in a Lilburn Shop

Today, small businesses occupy many older homes in the area. They are perfect for specialty shops like etiquette and manners instruction (this is Georgia after all) and photography studios. The architecture and period furniture provide a level of style and grace simply not found in a typical commercial structure.

When it comes to mold damage in these old, Lilburn homes, however, the problem can be harder than in a standard, commercial structure. The older wood in the floors and walls, as well as the insulation, is more vulnerable to mold spore growth. The HVAC system is out-of-date and vulnerable if it exists at all. Fortunately, SERVPRO has years of experience in handling these issues.

While photographers are switching to digital, many still prefer film for certain kinds of photographs; black and white especially. A darkroom for developing film has a higher rate of humidity than the average room unless the business owner has the funds for additional air conditioning when not in use. For a small business owner, this is not normally the case.

To clean and remove mold in a dark room, we first relocate the equipment, film, and negatives. We maintain climate-controlled storage for sensitive items, and our work crew places everything that the photographer desires into it. Next, we carefully pull away the wainscoting and other trim to expose and inspect the wood behind it. After the walls, we do the same inspection on the ceiling and floor.

In most cases, the mold has not penetrated too far into the surfaces. Our technicians first vacuum affected surfaces if there is room to bring in our equipment. Then, they wipe down the surfaces to remove as much remaining mold as possible. If there is still mold, they apply one of our chemical cleaners and then repeat the process. For areas behind the walls, we have a variety of anti-fungal foggers that penetrate the surface and destroy mold spore masses.

For the larger areas of the business, we perform the same services, but on a larger scale. Our SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians may set up containment barriers to limit the migration of mold spores and reduce the treatment size. For studio areas or waiting rooms, we use air content and surface meters to test for mold. If the parts per million exceed the EPA recommended levels, one of our inspectors begins a visual check to determine the source of the mold and how far it has grown.

Returning your business to a safe condition is not an easy process, but it can be accomplished quickly with a professional restoration service. SERVPRO of North Lilburn keeps an extensive inventory of equipment and cleaners to ensure your doors reopen as soon as possible. If you need our help, call today at (770) 709-3266.

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Mold Growth in Your Lilburn Bathroom

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Growth in Your Lilburn Bathroom Call SERVPRO for mold prevention tips or to remediate a mold infestation.

Combating Mold Growth Starts With Prevention

A form of fungus which is all around you in the natural environment, mold grows indoors as well where there is moisture that is not dried right away, such as where flooding or leakage is. In your bathroom, mold can easily grow since the conditions in this room are usually wet.
 
The best way to deal with mold and mold damage is to keep it from growing in the first place. So, how do you do that in the dampest room in your Lilburn home? The key here is ventilation. Mold grows only when moisture cannot get out, and if there is no vent in your bathroom or it is not working correctly, that is the first thing you need to address. If you do have a vent in your bathroom, be sure to turn on the exhaust fan during your shower and afterward as well. You should also leave the bathroom door or windows open after a shower.
 
SERVPRO has trained experts who can take care of an existing mold problem in your bathroom. It is an issue that you should not try and handle on your own, as regular bleach and household cleaners are not able to get all the mold cleaned up.
 
The indoor air humidity has much to do with the ability of mold to grow in your home as well. Try and keep the humidity levels between thirty and fifty percent, and not any higher. To help you monitor the humidity levels inside your home, you can purchase a hygrometer from a local hardware store.
 
Leaving your air conditioning at seventy-four or below if you are going away in the summer months is also a good idea, so the levels of humidity do not rise quickly and end up leaving you with a breeding ground for mold.
 
You also need to check below all of the sinks in your home, not just your bathroom, once or twice each year to ensure that you do not have any leaks. Even a hint of moisture in the wrong place can trigger a mold outbreak, and mold spreads quickly.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn can take care of your mold problem by finding the source of the moisture and cleaning up the mold, then disinfecting the area. Give us a call at right away at (770) 709-3266 if you see mold growing, so it does not have a chance to spread and create further damage.

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Recent Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Puts All On Alert

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Recent Flood Damage in Pleasant Hill Puts All On Alert Flooding can be both unexpected and devastating. Call SERVPRO to handle the remediation and help with dealing with insurance.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Remediate Flood Damage on Your Property

Spring flooding reminds that with today’s weather extremes no neighborhood is safe from water covering streets and invading basements. The good news is SERVPRO looks forward to being your ally in any battle you have with flooding, any time of the year. We extract the water, assess the damage, and complete each step of the restoration, welcoming you back to your home in its preloss condition.
 
Many inches of rain in just a few hours causes flash flooding, damage resulting to your Pleasant Hill home as water pushes into the lower levels. The ground saturates with moisture, seeping in around your foundation. Once the water enters your home, it pools up, needing immediate removal and follow-up cleaning and drying of all affected areas. Our seasoned flood damage crews are up to all the tasks associated with this type of restoration.
 
When flood waters following heavy rains invade your home, you may be caught by surprise. Your location far from streams, ponds or lakes lulls you into a sense of false assurance that you are forever safe from flooding. In the end, it matters not in the least how the water crept into your home. The crucial question becomes, is there a SERVPRO near me? You know we are a premium water restoration company. Now is the time to see us in action.
 
As soon as we can get a crew to your home, we leap into the fray. Standing water exits via pumps and powerful, vacuum water extractors. Although the flood often takes your home temporarily off the electrical grid for safety reasons, our truck-mounted equipment does the job. Once visible water disappears, industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers take on the job of reducing moisture levels further. Our staff determines drying targets based on humidity and moisture measurements, using specialized training to arrive at goals that protect your structure from secondary damage due to microbial growth. Mold can cover damp surfaces within 48 to 72 hours. SERVPRO urges you to get us on the scene far before that incubation period expires as we remove the flood waters that feed the mold.
 
Fight back when floodwaters threaten your home by partnering with SERVPRO of North Lilburn. Day or night our operators staff the phones at (770) 709-3266.

Get The Restoration Services You Deserve When Fire Damage Occurs On Your Pleasant Hill Property

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Get The Restoration Services You Deserve When Fire Damage Occurs On Your Pleasant Hill Property Pleasant Hill Fire Damage Gets Great Restoration from SERVPRO

Call on SERVPRO for One-Stop Smoke & Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Fire damage can be brutal, regardless of where it is on your property, or how it starts. As a fire advances through stages, it produces heat, smoke, and soot residues that do much more than simply settle on the various surfaces found in your home.
 
Whether you live in the Pleasant Hill area, or on a tropical beach, fire damage can occur. Let's say you had a small fire in your kitchen. Things got out of control when you were attempting to cook your evening meal, and the curtains caught fire.
 
The fire spread quickly out of control, causing damage to your cooking area, including your stove, vent, countertop, cabinets, walls and flooring. Firefighters respond to your call for help, put the fire out using any methods necessary. They do their job, quite well, but it often leaves you with a huge mess, wondering what to do next.
 
You would need to start with a demolition crew to remove and dispose of any fire damaged materials, contents and personal belongings that are simply not restorable. Sheetrock, skeletal remains of your cabinetry, melted appliances and anything stored inside of your cabinets, gone.
 
Next, a cleaning company needs to scrub the entire area. All surfaces affected by the event require specific attention, or they may need replacement as well. Often enough, cleaning and deodorizing the entire area is the most important step of the process, especially important before any reconstruction can occur.
 
After all of that, someone else needs to install new sheetrock, flooring, framing and the other structural materials scarred by the event. Requiring many different companies, all of which you would need to call, schedule and manage under normal circumstances.
 
Using a quality restoration company, like SERVPRO, gives you access to a team of expertly trained professionals that manage your entire restoration process for you, give you the support you need during a trying time and make things as stress-free as possible.
 
You deserve to have someone available 24-7, 365, day or night that can help you get things back to normal quickly and efficiently. SERVPRO can do just that, including allowing you an opportunity to restore many items that you thought you might have lost forever.
 
SERVPRO offers fire, water, storm, and mold restoration services, local and national emergency resources, and much, much more. We care about your family, home, and each service we provide shows it.
 
Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn today for additional information on available services or to get the help you need to return your property to a quality pre-damage condition that you and your family deserve. (770) 709-3266

Valuable Information Concerning Mold Damage In Your Lilburn Area Home

3/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Valuable Information Concerning Mold Damage In Your Lilburn Area Home Mold Removal and Repair Are the Remediation Service Offered by SERVPRO for Your Lilburn Property

Testing for Mold Does Not Remediate the Fungi--Call SERVPRO


Dealing with a small patch of mold you find in the corner of the ceiling in your bathroom is one thing, having to deal with larger areas and excessive damage requires professional help. Never take the chance of exposing yourselves to possible health risks, not when expertly trained technicians are available.


Sadly, many homeowners think that buying a kit for testing mold damage in their Lilburn home protects them from hazards that exist. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Even the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that regardless of the type or amount of mold that exists on your property, seeking professional remediation services is your best avenue for removing contamination and preventing future growth.
 
The company you use for mitigating damage in your home should know that testing to determine which type of mold exists in your home is usually without merit. Anyone who tells you any different is simply trying to take more of your money or provide you with services that you simply do not need. If mold is visible, there is no reason to test.
 
SERVPRO, for instance, never offers customers unnecessary services. We get right to the guts of the problem, confine the affected areas of your home, locate the moisture source causing the issue, repair it, and remove as much moisture as possible using professional water extraction equipment of all sizes. We even use infrared cameras to locate pockets of moisture hidden in your walls, or within small hard to reach areas where moisture can hide and cause future damage.
 
SERVPRO technicians utilize fast drying techniques after disposing of contaminated porous materials where restoration is not possible. We avoid using chemical applications when at all possible and allow a more physical approach to control the spread and growth of microbes. The company you use should know that applying chemical products as your sole source of remediation does not get the job done entirely.
 
However, during the cleaning and deodorization phase of your restoration, an EPA-registered broad spectrum disinfectant becomes useful for treating contaminated surfaces. SERVPRO technicians follow strict safety guidelines to protect the occupants and any workers throughout your entire restoration process, using personal protective equipment to avoid exposure.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn gives you access to useful information and has the proper resources to assist with remediation services in your home, give us a call today. (770) 709-3266

What Items Are Most Vulnerable to Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Hotels?

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What Items Are Most Vulnerable to Water Damage in Pleasant Hill Hotels? Leaking sinks can flood a bathroom or the entire hotel room if not controlled. Call SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Our Certified Technicians are Experts in their Field and Have the Latest Equipment to Remediate Your Commercial Water Damage

Flooding of any kind spells big trouble for businesses. Unfortunately, some buildings are at more of a risk than others. Hotels are substantially more vulnerable, for example, because they rely very heavily on their water supply. It gets moved through more than one main pipe.

It is directed through the building and into multiple rooms, each with its own plumbing. Wherever there is a shower, sink, or toilet, there is a danger of commercial water damage in Pleasant Hill. The good news is that SERVPRO has the right tools and techniques to chase water damage right out of your business.

Keep reading for information on the most vulnerable areas of your hotel and why our technicians make them a priority.

Soft Furnishings

Usually, the most costly form of damage after flooding in a hotel is to carpets, curtains, and other soft furnishings. If there are several rooms on the ground floor, there is likely to be water intrusion in all or most of them.

Replacing all of the carpets is an expensive job, so our technicians try to dry and clean them if the liquid is Category One or Two. Sewage and liquids containing toxic chemicals render carpets unusable. They require speedy disposal for safety reasons.

In most cases, carpets are dried using dehumidifiers. Depending on the size of the rooms, SERVPRO activates 1-2 machines in each. The restoration team keeps a close eye on how much moisture is being extracted, in order to reach the optimal level of relative humidity.

Wallpaper and Paint

The other big problem after flooding is water stains in ground floor rooms. They typically only extend a few centimeters above the ground, but they are unsightly and require attention. If the plasterboard has been heavily saturated, we may need to cut the bottom section away.

It is replaced later after the repair team has dried out the interior wall cavity. Stubborn watermarks are easy to cover with paint. We also make sure to seal the stains first, so that no moisture rises through the new paint and becomes visible again.

Wallpaper tends to warp and become unusable upon contact with water. Normally, we recommend stripping damaged pieces and replacing them. It makes it easier to dry out the materials underneath, and we can arrange for a contractor to carry out the job for you.

At SERVPRO of North Lilburn, no job is too big to handle. We help businesses of all sizes to rescue their assets from water damage. Call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266 for emergency repairs and restoration.

Long-Term Water Damage SERVPRO Finds Regularly In Pleasant Hill

2/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Long-Term Water Damage SERVPRO Finds Regularly In Pleasant Hill Mold is one of the most difficult long-term forms of water damage to remove.

Long-Term Water Damage


Although many of our water damage calls pertain to short-term, sudden damages taken by the home in some recent event or disaster, we often find signs of more long-term damages as well upon reaching the job site. Long-term water damage can manifest in many ways, and shouldn't be ignored. If your home has any of these long-term signs of water damage, it may be worth looking into more immediate options for their restoration.

Oxidation
Oxidation is the natural process whereby water reacts chemically with a metal, creating a new material in the place of the latter. The most well-known form of Pleasant Hill water damage from oxidation is rust, which is created when unprotected iron or steel comes into contact with water. However, many other types of metal react in the same way, potentially creating dangerous substances as products or suffering as their metallic surfaces become marred by discoloration and rough texture. Oxidation may also lead to further problems for your home, such as cracked pipes, leaky gutters, or malfunctioning machinery.

Cracks And Crumbling Material
Water may sometimes root itself inside cracks or pockets of a home's foundation or exterior walls, creating almost undetectable but still potentially volatile centers of damage. In the long term, these pockets can cause larger cracks and problems to arise, from temperature or chemical changes in the tiny pockets of liquid. Most often, this is an issue in older buildings or homes where safety standards were not met. SERVPRO inspectors use thermal moisture detection tools to find these pockets of water and identify potential centers of damage in the building.

Mold  
Mold is one of the most difficult long-term forms of water damage to remove. It is so problematic and potentially dangerous that companies such as SERVPRO have to go through lengthy certification processes to be legally allowed to interact with it. We carry a full-featured set of certifications and equipment to deal with any mold we find on the property during inspections.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a locally-owned company with specialists and equipment dedicated to resolving any water damage problem your home may have. Just call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

Signs Of Possible Electrical Fires In Your Lilburn Home

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Signs Of Possible Electrical Fires In Your Lilburn Home Electrical fires are a leading cause of house fires.

Indications Of Electrical Fires


Electrical fires are a leading cause of house fires. Because of this, you need to pay particular attention to any signs of malfunction of your electrical outlets. You should take care of these problems sooner rather than later, and hire a professional electrician to check out any issues right away. If a fire does occur, you want an experienced fire damage restoration company to help you out. SERVPRO is ready to help you whenever you need and has the experience and professionalism you expect.

The six signs below of burning around an electrical outlet or plug should not be ignored in your Lilburn home to prevent fires and fire damage. These include shocks and sparks, discoloration, crackling or sizzling sounds, burning smells, flickering electricity, and an outlet that is hot to the touch.

Discoloration Around An Outlet Or Plug
One of the most significant warning signs, brown, yellow or black marks around the outlet or plug is an indication that plastic or wiring is burning. It is a strong indication that the outlet is failing or damaged. If you see this discoloration, turn off the breaker and don’t use it until it is inspected. You can replace the outlet cover; however, you should not replace the outlet as there could be damage to the wiring you cannot see, causing the problem to become worse if not fixed.

Sparks And Shocks
When plugging in an appliance, you feel a shock or tingling sensation; this is a sign the outlet is not working correctly. It can be an indication that the outlet has too much current going through the wire, causing the appliance to ignite.

When the outlet sparks when plugging an appliance in, stop using that outlet until you get it repaired. Even if this happens only once or twice, it shows there is a much bigger problem that you should not ignore, as this could lead to a fire or severe injury. If you do have a fire spark, call in SERVPRO as soon as you can after the fire is out so that they can remediate any damage.

A Burning Smell
One of the most common signs of an electrical fire, this smoke is acrid, pungent and unmistakable. Contact your fire department right away if you smell burning, and trip the breaker.

Sizzling Or Crackling Sounds
If you are hearing these noises coming from your electrical outlets, this is a sign that it is shorting and sparking. You could also hear sizzling. Contact an electrician if you hear these sounds, and stop using the outlet right away. You should never ignore odd sounds from your outlets.

Flickering Electricity
A variety of problems can be apparent with this issue, including faulty wiring. It can be happening deep inside the walls of the structure of your home. It is something an electrician needs to inspect.

An Outlet That Is Hot To The Touch
Outlets should not ever feel hot to the touch. Unplug any devices if you notice this issue and get it inspected, as it could be a sign of outlet failure and could combust if you keep using it.

Electrical fires are serious events. If your home has suffered through one, you need to get a hold of us at SERVPRO of North Lilburn right away. We can be easily reached by dialing (770) 709-3266 at any time.

Flood Damage to Your Pleasant Hill Home from a Slab Leak

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage to Your Pleasant Hill Home from a Slab Leak Foundation Cracks Can Lead to Water Damage in Pleasant Hill

SERVPRO Is Your First Source for Flooding Help

Any leak in your home can turn into a serious plumbing issue. One leak that requires immediate attention is a slab leak. Flooding from this type of leak can cause serious damage to your home. The professionals at SERVPRO provide slab leak repair and detection services.

When the water supply in drainpipes or pipes which run through the concrete slab under your Pleasant Hill home crack, break or burst, a slab leak occurs. The leak is not in the actual slab, but instead in the pipes that are in or underneath the concrete slab. These leaks can leave you with significant flood damage. If there were heavy rains that drenched the grounds, this could lead to groundwater intrusion also.

Your home’s plumbing can develop a slab leak for many reasons. Some of the commonly seen ones include:  
Pipe corrosion
Pipe wear and tear from friction from gravel, nearby pipes, concrete, or shifting grade.
High water pressure
Poor quality or improperly installed pipes
Settling or shifting slab, causing a pipe break

How can you tell if you have a slab that is leaking? Look out for cracks in your flooring or walls, the sound of running water when water is all turned off, or a spinning water meter when no water is running outside or inside your home. You may notice moisture or mildew under flooring or carpeting, a sewage smell, water bills that are higher than average, or a recent bug problem from added ground moisture.

Detecting a slab leak requires a plumbing expert and a thorough, careful detection process. SERVPRO can work alongside the plumber to clean up the flooding the leak has created and repair any damages to your home to get you back to normal again. Our trained technicians have the proper tools and equipment to make a thorough and quick recovery under normal conditions. If your slab home has a severe foundation break due to a shifting grade, then a major job could entail jacking up and supporting areas of the foundation. The strengthening of the underpinnings is a task beyond the scope of all but the most specialized construction companies.

 Know in advance what your insurance policy covers. Your homeowner’s policy might or might not cover the cost of repairs for a slab leak. SERVPRO can also work with your insurance company and you with the paperwork and coordination of the task at hand.

Detection and repair of slab leaks take expert advice and the knowledge of professionals. Do not attempt to try and fix this flood damage problem yourself. Instead, call us at SERVPRO of North Lilburn as soon as you realize there is a problem. We can be reached anytime you need us at (770) 709-3266.

Sprinkler System Water Removal From Your Pleasant Hill Restaurant

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Sprinkler System Water Removal From Your Pleasant Hill Restaurant Retail Water Damage in Pleasant Hill ? Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO's ERP Plan Mitigates Water Damage

Your restaurant’s sprinkler system engaged because of a minor kitchen blaze, protecting your building and equipment from a severe fire but sending water everywhere. No matter what the original purpose of the water it still must be removed from the floors, fixtures, and furnishings of your business. As soon as the sprinklers are extinguished arranging for professional water removal is the next step. To get your eatery’s chefs back to cooking and your customers seated in their favorite booth to enjoy that delicious meal the water needs to be gone. SERVPRO has a range of water extraction machines and the trained technicians to operate them, a perfect pairing to get your business back on track.

Professional water removal is necessary to return your Pleasant Hill bistro back to a favorite foodie destination. The sprinklers discharged water over floors, on cook tops and prep surfaces, and on the comfy seats reserved for paying customers. We have pumps and industrial wet/dry vacuums to pull water off hard, carpeted, and upholstered surfaces. After our SERVPRO technicians, pump out the water, we will arrange air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the job. Care will need to be taken that electrical and gas powered appliances and equipment that were affected can be operated safely and do not pose a shock or explosion hazard during the water extraction process. If carpeting was removed for replacement or off-site drying be cautious about exposed tack strips, especially if the public will be invited back before the reinstallation of floor coverings.
 
Once this crisis is averted, consider developing an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan (ERP) for your restaurant with your local SERVPRO partner. This proactive tool permits you to invite us into your business to review your disaster preparation needs. Identify key staff, map out your location, and pinpoint utility lines and shut offs. Relax a little knowing that even if you are not on-site for a potential disaster, you have created a sensible plan of action to protect your business investment. The assessment is free and contacting our team when trouble occurs as easy as opening the app on your mobile device. Be ready for the worst as you plan for the very best outcome. All kinds of disasters can be anticipated -- fire, storm, water, and more. The ERP is the perfect choice to protect your business and livelihood.
 
Connect with SERVPRO of North Lilburn if you need to plan and perform water removal from your business. (770) 709-3266

Effectively Treating Flood Damage In Lilburn

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Effectively Treating Flood Damage In Lilburn Lilburn Insulation Added After Significant Rood Leak

Attics and Crawl Spaces Flood Work is a SERVPRO Specialty

There are many ways that flooding can affect your home. You hear all of the time about toilet fixtures overflowing, garbage disposals causing your kitchen sink drain to clog and broken pipes that flood an entire home, basement, or even your front yard. Flooding is nothing new, and as homeowners, it is your responsibility to prepare yourselves for whatever may come your way. Locating a quality company that offers both prevention and emergency response services to protect your home should be your first step.

Many of the technicians that we have available in Lilburn specialize in flood damage restoration. We can handle every aspect of the repair process, so you won't have to contact anyone else to perform additional detailed work after we finish our restoration process. It is our goal to leave your home and make it, "Like it never even happened."
 
SERVPRO technicians have extensive experience in dealing with leaks in attics and crawl spaces that are hard to reach and present even more difficulty when attempting to perform repairs. When a professional service provider finds it hard to work within confined spaces such as these, you should avoid trying to carry out these sort of repairs on your own.
 
We understand that water damages found inside of an attic come from various sources. A clogged condensation line on your HVAC system, broken humidifiers or ruptured water heaters. As well as damaged plumbing lines, sprinkler lines, wind damage to roofing materials, fallen branches or trees, ice dams that form on roof eaves, hail storms that damage your roof or other extreme weather conditions all add up to sources of damage to your attic.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians scope out an attic space, we examine every part of the construction of the roof. We need to determine whether the roofing material was damaged, if the destruction is temporary or permanent, how the roof decking material is affected and if the source of water caused the structural materials to become damaged.
 
In our experience, some attics can be easy to access, while others are entirely too small to get a person inside, much less the equipment it takes to perform the proper repairs. With high damage in limited space, it can be difficult to perform repairs.
 
SERVPRO technicians use specialized vacuums to remove and save your insulation for reuse. However, it is unlikely that wet sheetrock or plaster under the insulation remains restorable. The removal of insulation and sheetrock demolition creates a significant amount of dust, requiring us to use containment procedures to minimize cross contamination. You wouldn't want the dust traveling throughout your home.
 
Contact us at SERVPRO of North Lilburn today. (770) 709-3266

Commercial Fire Damage in Pleasant Hill

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage in Pleasant Hill Fire damage does not have to close down your business for long. Call SERVPRO quickly to remediate!

Assessing the Damage and Finding the Most Effective Method of Cleaning is Key to Restoring Your Business

Cleaning and restoration will normally reduce the costs of a fire insurance claim. It is much cheaper than replacement of property of the resurfacing of damaged items such as tables and other furniture.

When restoring smoke-damaged materials and surfaces from commercial fire damage, SERVPRO's goal is to restore Pleasant Hill business property to pre-loss conditions. Our restoration teams apply basic principles of cleaning with four fundamental smoke residue elements to accomplish this.

Cleaning Principles

Locate Residue - Our teams carefully inspecting the affected area. Inspectors will start at the source of the fire and trace how far smoke has moved through buildings.

Identify Types of Residue - Different types of smoke residues can exist in the same affected environment. The restoration teams will select the most effective cleaning method that will remove the types of residues present.

Identify Type of Surface - Surface material will determine which cleaning method and products are safe to use. Our technicians are careful to preserve the material and surfaces being cleaned. In some cases, the residues may have already caused enough damage that no cleaning method may be able to restore the property.

Capture and Remove - Smoke residues bond with surfaces they contact. Technicians use dry and wet cleaning methods to release residues and carry the particles away from the affected surface.

Residue Elements

Temperature - Heat increases the speed of chemical reactions in cleaning products. Our restoration teams select the right temperature to maximize the cleaning solution effectiveness.

Agitation - Technicians have an extensive inventory of towels, brushes, air and water pressure wands and sonic vibrations in ultrasonic machines to breakup smoke residues without harming the property being cleaned.

Chemical Action - Not every surface or material needs the same type of chemical action to clean a residue. Restoration teams select cleaning products depending if the action needed may be dissolving, emulsification, bleaching, oxidation or changing the pH.

Time - How long the residue has coated the surface can determine which cleaning agent and how much may be needed to clean a surface. It also determines how much labor may be needed as well.

Restoration teams have a variety of challenges to meet when cleaning smoke residue after a fire. Matching the surfaces of property to appropriate methods and cleaning agents is a skill that requires training and experience. If you are trying to deal with the results of a fire to your business, call us today at (770) 709-3266 to begin the clean-up. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to help you reopen your business.

Mold Damage Does Not Mean You Have to Leave Your Pleasant Hill Home

11/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Does Not Mean You Have to Leave Your Pleasant Hill Home Sometimes mold damage is obvious and other times it it hidden. Call SERVPRO today to help deal with any and all mold!

SERVPRO Technicians Can Quickly Remediate Mold Damage on Your Property

When searching online for answers to their new-found mold problem, many people are often shocked to find out that some people actually move out of their home when mold starts causing problems. The truth is that remediation of mold can be quite effective at removing excessive mold and eliminating the environment that allowed mold to grow. Mold is seldom reason alone to move out of your home.

Homeowners in Pleasant Hill who have found mold damage in their home will find an easier solution in remediation. While it's true that some items that have been affected by mold are permanently damaged, this isn't true about everything. Many things can be restored, and quite easily. Your home's contents can be replaced when they cannot be restored, and we can help you by removing damaged areas, belongings, and excess mold. Remediation of mold is the better answer - less costly and less stressful in several ways than finding another home.

SERVPRO technicians can not only make your home's mold problem more manageable through industry-accepted methods, but also find what allowed the mold to thrive in your home. It may be from a leaking, dripping water line that you haven't noticed yet, or it could be from a gutter line that needs correcting. Your toilet could have a too powerful flush and this could also be the problem – water could be spraying out of the bowl and onto the wall and floor behind the toilet. Water can find its way into places it should not be all too easily, but we are experts at finding these sources of water for mold, and stopping them from continuing.

Some materials in your home will not benefit from cleaning. These include drywall and thinner woods, such as what you might find in some cabinetry. These materials need to be removed, disposed of safely, and replaced. Other materials need to be cleaned, but deeply, such as concrete, and possibly sealed. Some other materials, such as the wood around window frames, can be cleaned and then sealed, eliminating the need to remove and replace them. Areas of carpeting may need to be cut away and disposed of, as well. We will always be thorough and inspect every area of your home that might be affected by mold.

We are mold remediation professionals and are ready to take your call. SERVPRO of North Lilburn can be contacted at (770) 709-3266 to answer your questions and concerns regarding mold damage in your home, so you don't have to move to avoid living with out-of-control mold.

Tackle Flood Damage The Right Way In Lilburn

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tackle Flood Damage The Right Way In Lilburn Unless you know how to tell the difference, there is a chance that your property is contaminated.

The Right Way to Tackle Flood Damage in Lilburn

We understand that being a victim of flood damage can be an overwhelmingly stressful time for everyone involved. Our expertly trained support staff will answer your questions and ensure that you receive the proper information throughout the entire restoration process. 


Whether you are seeking to return to your property after a major flood event, that affects your whole structure, or you need assistance with a flooded basement. Call the professional flood damage experts in Lilburn today. With a highly trained staff that is looking forward to assisting you with all of your restoration needs, we want to help you get through this disastrous event.

Whatever you do, don't attempt to go it alone. There can be several safety hazards that you'll need to know how to avoid to keep yourself and the occupants of your property safe. It is always a better idea to wait for the professionals to arrive before you attempt to enter your property after a flood damage situation has occurred. Let the technicians at SERVPRO take all of the risks; there's no reason for you to take any chances of being harmed.

Unless you know how to tell the difference, there is a chance that your property is contaminated. These contaminants may spread to currently unaffected sections and cause further damage to your property if not handled correctly. The professionals at SERVPRO know exactly how to identify these risks and how to deal with them accordingly.

Our SERVPRO technicians will post the proper signs and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment that is necessary to remain safe on the job. They also know how to handle any contaminated materials, while working hard to remove any excess water and moisture from the immediate area.

It is important to remain thorough during our investigation and restoration process; it'll help us decide whether restoring or replacing your items is the proper course of action. For instance; removing and disposing of your carpet and padding may be required when contaminated by 'black water.' We'll communicate requirements like this to both you and your insurance company to assist in making the final decision.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Our goal is to do everything that we can to restore your property as if your flood damage incident never even happened. Make the call to SERVPRO of North Lilburn today. - (770) 709-3266

Do You Have A Water Damage Problem In Pleasant Hill?

10/25/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Have A Water Damage Problem In Pleasant Hill? Our process efficiently prevents subsequent water damage and eliminates extensive moisture exposure!

Water Removal & Restoration

Are there constant leaks causing damage to your home or commercial property? Don't leave anything to chance with your water removal needs. You never know how far the water extended beyond the immediate area. Consider ordering an assessment of the damage to your property from SERVPRO today!

After water damage to your Pleasant Hill property, we will begin our 6-Part Water Removal & Restoration Process. We begin by asking questions about the situation you're having so that we can determine the proper equipment that is needed to assist with your case. When our technician arrives at your property, they'll carry out the appropriate assessments. Our technicians use SERVPRO's proven scientific method to determine the extent of damage and moisture exposure to your property. Once we've finished our evaluation, we begin to use our equipment to provide a full water removal and extraction service!

We are aware that every situation requires a specific and immediate reaction. We can help you prevent extensive damage and return your property to its previous condition. There's no reason why you shouldn't benefit from our experience and expertise!

The full water removal service starts with moving all of your belongings to a safe location to prevent further damage. Next, we use our submersible pumps and industrial wet/dry vacuums to evacuate any excess water from the damaged area. We also inspect your carpet and pad to help avoid damaging your subfloor and use the proper equipment to ensure complete water removal!

We even have infrared cameras that are used to help us discover pockets of water hiding within walls or in ceilings! Our process efficiently prevents subsequent water damage and eliminates extensive moisture exposure! No matter how large or small your exposure is, SERVPRO can help to avoid further damage to your property!

Once we've removed all of the excess water, we use Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters to determine the amount of moisture saturation that has occurred on your property. It doesn't end here; there are three additional steps to our overall Water Removal & Restoration Process to ensure complete restoration of your property and safe return to normal operation.

Please don't hesitate to give SERVPRO of North Lilburn a call if you are ever in need of water removal! We provide you with an Emergency Contact number for 24/7 assistance. Call us anytime you're in need; we'll be there! - (770) 709-3266.

Fire Damage Odor Can Linger On

10/10/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Odor Can Linger On Smoke odors can remain after remediation. Call SERVPRO today to ensure that they don't!

SERVPRO Technicians are Fully Certified to Remediate Odor

In general terms, smoke is the fuel that did not burn. Smoke seems to dissipate after a fire, but the rapid cooling of fire particulates leaves a visible film and odor. The reason you can see smoke is due to the presence of minute particles of carbon and various other burnt materials. Smoke odors are pervasive and stubborn, lingering long after a fire is extinguished. As an interesting fact, certain items from the 1906 fire of San Francisco, still smell strongly of smoke - nearly 90 years later.
 
No matter whether fire damage in the Pleasant Hill community is caused by a natural disaster, a residential fire, a commercial fire or from an accident, smoke odor is very challenging to remove. There are several factors that can influence the severity of smoke odors. One factor involves the size of a fire. The larger the fire, the more materials that are burned, the more smoke there will be and more intense is the odor given off by the materials.
 
Additional factors can involve the size of the area or room that the fire has affected. For example, the smaller the room or area, the more intense and concentrated the smoke odor can become. Also, the longer an area is exposed to smoke, the more embedded an odor becomes, especially in porous materials. The type of materials affected will influence the type of products and treatments used by professionals to remove smoke odor.
 
One of the biggest concerns in residential and commercial fires is getting rid of the odor from a fire. Please keep in mind, that no matter how bad the fire, odor, or smoke damage is, life safety is always a top concern. Fires can release a number of hazardous materials which is why your home or business will be carefully examined by SERVPRO to make sure that it is safe to enter.
 
The technicians at SERVPRO of North Lilburn are experts in deodorization. We are a proud community business, locally owned and operated. Removing the odor source is the universal first step as part of our deodorization treatment. Our remediation experts are industry trained to identify and eliminate offensive odors from their source, both indoors and outdoors.
 
We understand that masking does not work when your smoke odor is severe or persistent. By identifying the cause of the odor, understanding its conditions in which it contacts surfaces, we can help remove it over time without a trace. The science of identifying and eliminating odors is a tricky process, therefore call and leave the restoration to us - (770) 709-3266.

Water Removal from a Basement

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal from a Basement Water in Your Norcross Basement? Call SERVPRO for Stress Free Removal

SERVPRO Is the Answer to Rapid Water Extraction

If you are the victim of a broken water line or local flooding, water in your basement is always a stressful problem. You can remove water from your basement, it is not hard, just time consuming. There are also safety issues that you must understand. Standing water in your basement can subject your home to mold and mildew growth, as well as structural weakness.
 
Your attempt at water removal in Norcross requires an organized plan. First, don't walk through the standing water until you turn off the electricity. If you have carpeting, it may be too soaked and soiled to keep and must be replaced. For your appliances that have been sitting in water, they should also be assessed by a professional repair person before you attempt to operate them.
 
For any valuable items, they should be removed from the basement. When the water source has been addressed, then you will need to pump out the standing water quickly. SERVPRO can extract the water rapidly with our array of truck mounted pumps and portable sump pumps. If a flood was the result of the water in your basement, you have to wait until the water outside has receded.
 
A submersible pump is the best device. It is designed for a waterproof casting with a protected electrical cord and a fitting. The fitting is used to be connected to your garden hose or a sump drainage hose. You will also need a heavy-duty extension cord and possibly a generator to operate the pump.
 
Begin by attaching the sump hose or your outdoor hose to the submersible. Place the end of the hose some distance from your basement. Placing it on a grade is better because the water you are pumping out can easily enter a sewer system or a gutter and away from the foundation. Place the pump into the basement water and start the generator.
 
If your water damage is the result of basement water heater problem and your water level is less than 1" deep, then you can use a wet/dry vacuum device. A wet/dry vacuum can only hold between 4 and 5 gallons of water. Using a wet/dry vacuum is time-consuming because you must dump it out after each use. The longer water remains on the flooring; the more water damage will occur.

SERVPRO is a are a trusted leading name in the restoration industry. We use powerful industry approved pumps and vacuums. Our professionals have years of experience and training. We can remove your water damage quickly to prevent any secondary damage and mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a part of the community. We are proud to be an active member that can help our homeowners and business owners when emergency disasters strike. We are close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. Let us explain our services to you by calling us at (770) 709-3266.

Properties Restored From Mold Damage

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Properties Restored From Mold Damage Mold can be found virtually anywhere.

Mold Damage and Restoration

Mold can be found virtually anywhere. It can grow on almost any substance where moisture is present. Georgians are fully aware of potential mold problems due to the type of weather that is ever present in this State. When your commercial or residential property experiences water damage, an infestation can quickly occur and develop throughout the home or business within 48 to 72 hours. Our advanced equipment can detect and stop the source of moisture that is feeding the mold.
 
Residents remember the Lilburn mold problem that occurred in June 2016 at one of our local fast food restaurants. It created multiple flies throughout the facility and a moldy ice making machine was discovered. We are proud to be a member of the Gwinnett County community with our locally owned and operated company and quality services.
 
Mold can produce irritants and allergens. This is a time when you need a professional with training and experience to properly resolve the spore infestation. SERVPRO will arrive quickly to help remediate your residential or commercial property. With a faster response, our process will lessen the damage mold has caused, limit any additional damage and reduce any remediation costs.
 
Depending on your structure, we understand that each infestation by mold requires a different set of solutions. However, our basic process involves a thorough mold inspection and assessment, we employ a mold containment solution, air filtration treatment, remove mold infested materials and belongings, clean your contents and belongings, then finally a restoration process is used to get you back to a pre-loss condition. Many restoration businesses will advertise “mold removal.” They go even further to guarantee to remove all your mold damage problems. This is not true! SERVPRO understands mold and its spore growth. Our experts have the certified training and expertise to eradicate the mold in your house or business. Our professionals also use various containment procedures to prevent the spreading of mold.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is your one-stop professional mold, water, fire and storm damage remediation experts. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster. We are right in your community. We provide restoration services 24 hours a day, seven days a week – including all holidays. When you call us, you can expect an immediate response time, day or night. So, call us ASAP and let us restore your investments and give you peace of mind. Call now at (770) 709-3266!

Water Damage and Procedures Used to Restore the Home

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage and Procedures Used to Restore the Home Drying Equipment Helps to Remove Moisture After Water Damage

SERVPRO Follows a Plan to Make Sure the Restoration Process is Done to the Highest Standards

Even though owning a home is considered to be a significant part of a homeowner’s dream, there are some problems that can occur to dampen the entire experience. One of the most notable is when the owner has to take care of unforeseen circumstances that cause the family a huge amount of discomfort. Because there are problems like broken pipes that can flood a homeowner’s home, these issues can be difficult to recover from.

Fortunately, there are experts in this field that have the skills and experience to assist a homeowner and their family with getting to back to their normal routines as quickly as possible. So, for those of you who are interested in how this type of water damage should be handled, here is a basic overview of what our team can do for you when our representatives are contacted.

Team Will Arrive at the Site to Devise a Restoration Plan

First of all, it is important to note that our team has a process in place that has been designed to address emergency situations in a strategic manner. Therefore, you will know exactly what our team of technicians is doing and when. For example, when someone in a family contacts our representatives, they will contact you within an hour to communicate the arrangements that have been made. Because our primary concern is to take care of these situations as quickly as possible to avoid further damage, we will begin the mitigation process within 4 hours. Also, before getting started with a solution, you will receive a detailed description and explanation of what needs to be done. The site will also be pre-tested in order to determine restorability. After these technicians have identified what needs to be done, this information will be communicated verbally to the appropriate people.

Follow Thru and Water Damage in Pleasant Hill

After this briefing, the actual process of restoration will begin. The tools and equipment used will be based on the type of damage that has been done. For instance, this team will have the proper equipment with them to do a thorough job and it will be state of the art equipment.

Some of the latest and advanced equipment will include the following:

  • Detection Equipment – sensors used to identify water and moisture
  • Drying Equipment
  • Dehumidifier Equipment
  • Deodorizing Equipment

 
Walk Thru Supplied
A walk thru will also be provided to ensure the plan that was devised has been followed through completely and to ensure customer satisfaction.
 
With this in mind, for those of you who may need these services for your home, you SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 for an assessment of your water damage today.

Commercial Mold Damage Can Be a Hazard To Your Business in More Than One Way

6/26/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Mold Damage Can Be a Hazard To Your Business in More Than One Way Proper Mold Cleanup Is Crucial in a Commercial Setting

SERVPRO Has a Certified Plan To Clean Up Mold At Your Business Site

If you've smelled the musty odor of mold at your business location, you need to have experts come in and test for levels. We have the experience and equipment to make accurate assessments quickly. Our technicians are trained to find mold at its source, extract any standing water (that you may not even be aware of) and complete the drying process. After this is completed, we can begin the cleaning-up process, followed by deodorizing, if necessary.

Mold will stain many different materials, but if the cleaning process is started in time, many items can be saved from the destructive aspects of mold. Some items can be cleaned and made like new again, while others may need more extensive work done. In Norcross, commercial mold damage can affect your business's financial health. If customers and clients believe your company is affected by mold, it can adversely affect sales.

Assistance Can Include Inventory Checklists To Assist With Insurance Claims

Those items that are beyond repair can be listed on our inventory checklist, to be given to your insurance company for reimbursement. Having a third party that is non-biased can improve your chances of a quick payment, and reduce the wait time many people dread when dealing with an insurance company. Being nationally recognized as a cleaning and restoration company can also greatly assist you in making claims to your insurance agency.

Where is Mold Found in a Commercial Setting?

Mold can be found anywhere, but most often it is near water or moisture. Humidity that has risen can be attributed to many sources, such as floods that were not completely cleaned up, to water coming from peoples' shoes and boots that were left in a welcome mat for too long, seeping water through faulty caulking around windows, leaking water lines in bathrooms, and many other sources. Our professionals are trained in locating these sources and eliminating them. This can help reduce the mold growth and keep it to an acceptable level in the future. Protect your equipment, your inventory, and also your customers and employees.

If you own or run a business in Norcross, it pays to ensure that mold is under control. If you suspect mold growth is becoming a problem, call for an expert assessment. SERVPRO of North Lilburn at (770) 709-3266 is available 24/7 to take your call and get any mold problem remediated and under control again.

The Basics of Mold Damage

6/23/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Basics of Mold Damage Mold Spores Can Multiply Very Quickly

SERVPRO Has The Experience To Deal With Mold Damage

Mold is one of the most common afflictions suffered by a home, and there can be many different causes behind the growth of a mold colony. Mold can cause ill health effects for residents and those exposed to the home for extended periods of time, in addition to structural damage as the fungus slowly eats away at wood and organic matter where it has made its home. Mold is also challenging and dangerous to remove, typically requiring professional tools and experience to remediate fully.
 
How Mold Gets Into a Home
 
In all actuality, mold is present in every home, all the time. Mold spores are naturally occurring, and drift in the air and the wind without anyone ever noticing. The problems only begin when the area is advantageous to the mold and its rapid multiplication. Mold favors dark and damp conditions, and must have an organic food source on which to feed, and so often grows in big patches after a storm or some other type of water damage. Mold can also grow in between walls and below floors should water end up there, potentially releasing harmful fumes into the home. The most important part of keeping mold out of your home is making sure that there are no water leaks or places for water to get into your home from the outside.
 
How Mold is Cleaned Up
 
Mold damage is usually cleaned up by professional teams like SERVPRO, as mold infestations can be dangerous to untrained cleaners. Furthermore, SERVPRO also has access to industrial-strength remediation machinery such as dehumidifiers, ULV foggers, and thermal foggers. These act to stop further mold growth and mask unpleasant odors. Then, any surface previously covered by mold is thoroughly scrubbed clean and sanitized with industrial cleaning supplies. Mold can never truly be removed fully from a home, but after a thorough remediation, it will go back to aforementioned unnoticeable levels in the air.
 
SERVPRO of North Lilburn is a locally owned and operated business with experience in mold, fire, water, and other types of damage to homes and businesses. If you need the help of a trained and well-equipped cleanup and repair crew, please don't hesitate to call us at (770) 709-3266.

Improve Your Home After Fire Damage

6/9/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Improve Your Home After Fire Damage When Fire Damages Your Norcross Home, Call SERVPRO for a Fix

Fire and Smoke Damage Fix by SERVPRO

The damage a fire causes to a property goes far beyond what the flames burn. Some fires may create localized damage in one room of the home, but even when this is the case, smoke damage can be found in many other rooms. The fire damage can be intensified by the use of water, chemical fire retardants and other materials that may have been used to extinguish the fire. Drywall, carpeting, and furnishings may be damaged without a flame ever touching it. When your home has been impacted by fire damage in Norcross, you may wonder what you can do to return it to its normal condition.

Water Extraction and Cleanup
The first step after encountering fire damage in Norcross is the cleanup process. This cleaning follows the water extraction to remove the standing water and ashes that remain throughout much of the damaged area. It may also include removal of the chemical fire retardant agents that may have been used. The charred remains of building materials and furniture will also have to be discarded.

Repairing the Damage
The next step in the home restoration process is to fix the damage that the fire left behind, which includes removing fire-damaged materials. It may also include professionally cleaning some surfaces, such as carpeting, that have been impacted by fire and smoke damage. Some surfaces, such as wood that have been marred by water damage may need to be refinished. A professional restoration crew from SERVPRO understands the processes and techniques that will yield superior results. We can perform upholstery and fabric cleaning as well as odor control.

A Fast Response Is Important
While you want your home cleaned up the right way, it is also important that it is cleaned up quickly using the proper techniques. Although you want to return to life as usual in your home as soon as possible or get your business up and running at full speed, it is essential to dry out the entire area. Water and the increased humidity left behind by the firefighters' efforts can result in mold growth if thy are not extracted from the home as soon as possible. Our professional extraction methods, utilizing pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, and foggers will yield superior results.

We understand the importance of a fast response after a fire rages through your home or business. Regardless of whether your property has received significant or minor fire damage in Norcross, we are available to help you. Contact our SERVPRO of North Lilburn office today at (770) 709-3266 for more information about our services and to begin the home restoration process.

Lilburn Flood Damage - Precautions to Take After Flood Damage in Lilburn

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Lilburn Flood Damage - Precautions to Take After Flood Damage in Lilburn Flood damage can be very destructive to your Lilburn home. Call SERVPRO of North Lilburn and we'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Lilburn Flood Damage Precautions To Take 

When you first see Lilburn flood damage invading your business or home, you’ll have that sinking feeling as your belongings are under mud and debris. Possessions and important papers are likely soaked through after a Lilburn flood has gone through the building, however before you wade into the water and try to salvage anything essential that you can, think about your own safety and be careful. 

There are several steps you can take according to FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency to keep yourself safe from water damage in Lilburn:  

Put on protective clothing first, such as boots and rubber gloves to protect yourself from possible infections and bacteria.

Do not put your hands near your mouth or face while you are working.

Turn off the main power to your business or home before beginning any work.

Look for shifts in the building and cracks in the foundation.

Open up windows and doors to assist in drying out the rooms and prevent mold from forming.

Get rid of any standing water. Pump out basements slowly, about a third of the water each day to avoid any added pressure on walls and flooring. The water soaked grounds can cause the basement walls to collapse.

Clean up any silt, mud or other debris before it dries out.

As soon as you can, hose down walls and then hose them a second time with water that has disinfectant or bleach. Disinfect surfaces such as shelving.

Any appliances which have insulation will not be easy to clean up. Instead, have them checked by a professional service person before you try using them again.

Take out any furnishings and soaked materials after experiencing flood damage in Lilburn. Mattresses and fully upholstered furnishings can’t be cleaned and will need to be destroyed to avoid any health problems.

Rugs and carpeting can be cleaned. Carpeting which is permanently attached needs to be removed first before you try cleaning it. Clean the items outside or have them cleaned by a professional company.

Items such as bedspreads, sheets, draperies and curtains will need to be washed with detergents and very hot water, or they can be dry-cleaned professionally.

Any food items which got flooded need to be thrown away unless they are in cans which are not damaged by the flood, or in glass jars that are commercially sealed. Make sure to sanitize the container before you open it.

Sanitize your pans, pots, glassware, dishes, utensils and any other items that you plan on keeping. Many of these can be boiled for ten minutes to kill any germs.

When you are suffering from flood damage, it is important that you take the necessary precautions for cleaning up so you can prevent further damage and any dangerous health hazards to yourself and your family. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

For professional clean up help, get in touch with SERVPRO of North Lilburn. We will be happy to help you anytime when you call us at (770) 709-3266. 

Norcross Water Damage--Is Something That Should Be Handled Quickly

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Norcross Water Damage--Is Something That Should Be Handled Quickly A Norcross Home Dripping Tap Can Lead to a Lot of Water Damage.

SERVPRO Fixes Norcross Property Water Damage

Water damage in your Norcross home is something that you never want to have to experience. First, there are so many causes why this water is entering your home. It could be a burst pipe, a leaking appliance, water heater or a faucet that has decided it does not want to shut off. It can come from torrential rains or a sewer connection that has ruptured and is coming through the walls in your basement. This can cause Black Water, contaminated and potentially dangerous. It could be a leaking roof, and all of that water has to flow through several floors, ceilings and down the inside of walls making a mess all of the way down to the lowest level.

Water can react with various materials such as drywall or wood flooring to cause swelling and extensive damage. It seeks its own level as it flows or drips. That means it is seeking the lowest level of your home which usually means the basement, crawlspace or other, more hidden, spaces in your structure. The path that it follows is, of course, the path of least resistance, through walls and ceilings. Water can be absorbed into just about everything it touches. These surfaces become water soaked, giving them a soggy or soft feel. They are deteriorating and degrading. If the moisture is not removed quickly, the water damage continues to wreak havoc.

The companies who deal with the water damage in Norcross homes arrive after being called and conduct an inspection. SERVPRO, a premier water damage restoration company, carefully assess the root of the problem. This inspection is designed to locate all areas of water and moisture so that they may be dried out. If all water sources are not fixed, the moisture can continue to seep into walls and floors, making future repairs that much more expensive and time-consuming.

After extracting the water, all surfaces are cleaned and disinfected. Water pumps, sump pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers and foggers are some of the equipment stored on a SERVPRO vehicle. This may require the tearing out some building materials that have become too waterlogged. The restoration process is always the first recourse. SERVPRO attempts to repair and restore water damaged materials in your Norcross home rather than discarding and replacing them. Whether you are covered or not by insurance, the aim is to minimize your costs and return your home to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible.

If you discover water where it should not be, give SERVPRO of North Lilburn a call at (770) 709-3266 to find out what is going on.

Norcross Mold Damage or Soot? Call the Experts

3/12/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Norcross Mold Damage or Soot? Call the Experts Yelllow Rubber Gloves and Bleach Won't Get the Job Done---Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Damage in Your Norcross Home

Norcross mold damage, is it or isn't it?  Surprisingly, it is easy to mistake soot damage for mold damage. To those with no experience of either, they look somewhat similar. So, it is an understandable mistake. It can be a costly one, however, particularly if it leads to a homeowner or business owner investing in the wrong kind of restoration service. It is wise from the outset, to get the advice of an expert.

In the case of black mold especially, an accurate identification is more difficult since the coloration can cause confusion. This mold, like most other molds, can produce antigens and irritants, along with possible health effects.

Many species of mold are difficult to eradicate and must be dealt with by a professional mold damage remediation company. All of these fungi are difficult to remove entirely once a colony has been established. Throwing strong bleach at the problem does not make a difference, nor will regular scrubbing and scouring. Specially formulated cleaning agents developed by SERVPRO have proven to be very effect in remediating mold damage. Black mold (or Stachybotrys chartarum) is just one of the fungi that they treat. Protective clothing, goggles, HEPA mask filters are some of the gear to ensure the safety and protection of the technician.

The Difference between Soot and Mold
So, what distinguishes black mold from soot? Well, soot is a substance that is left behind in the wake of a fire. It is not really smoke, but the oily or powdery residue of incomplete combustion of fuels such as plastics or rubbers. It appears as a sticky, lingering substance on surfaces and furniture. It often emerges in stripes and patches across interior walls. If rubbed or smudged, it becomes tough to remove, especially from fabric items. SERVPRO utilizes specialized sponges to aid in the clean up of this nuisance.

How to Distinguish between Soot and Mold
The bad news is that it can be very difficult for homeowners to tell the difference between soot and black mold damage, without getting up close. If you suspect that either is present in your home, you need to call on the services of a reliable repair and restoration team like SERVPRO.

Pick a restoration company that has experience in handling fire damage, smoke and soot damage and mold remediation. You know that these specialists are trained and equipped for most remediation needs around your mold damaged home in Norcross. From identifying household problems and infestations to completing all phases of restoration, SERVPRO has the skilled IICRC personnel to restore your home to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

SERVPRO of North Lilburn are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal in Norcross and Lilburn. For all fire, water, and mold related problems call us 24/7 for help. (770) 709-3266

How to Beat Norcross Residential Water Damage

2/7/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Beat Norcross Residential Water Damage Keep Drains Unclogged to Prevent Water from Backing Up

Contact SERVPRO of North Lilburn to Combat Water Damage in Norcross

With the trees and mild climate, life in Norcross, GA, and around North Lilburn may be charming most days of the year, but accidents and adverse weather events can quickly turn things for the worse. Unfortunately, many residents in Norcross and the surrounding communities experience water damage in their homes. If you suspect Norcross water damage in your home, you may be very concerned about the condition of your property.

The First and Most Important Step

Before you consider repairing your property after Norcross water damage, you will need to remove the standing water and moisture from your home. This extraction sounds easier than it is; all of the areas must be thoroughly dried out promptly if you want to minimize the opportunity for mold growth to develop on your property. Mold can spring up when moisture is present in the home for just a day or two, and it can cause the water damage in your home to become much costlier to repair. Additionally, mold can cause health problems, so you definitely want to arrest its development. A reputable and experienced restoration company uses advanced techniques to extract water and return humidity levels to normal.

The Repair Process

Depending on the extent of the damage in your home, the repair process may take a few days or a few weeks to complete. Some items can be salvaged. For example, you may be able to retain your carpeting if it is professionally cleaned and deodorized after being damaged by a flood or another catastrophic water event. Other items in the home may not be so fortunate. Drywall, cabinetry, and other items made out of similar materials can become warped when exposed to water for an extended period. Although some furnishings may need to be replaced, in any case, acting fast will improve your outlook for preserving as much of your property as possible. SERVPRO always attempts to save and restore household and personal items rather than replacing them.

Getting Fast Service

The best choice when you look for a remediation company to help with your home water extraction and repair process is one with a proven track record. Also, because the threat of mold grows with each passing day, you should go with a local business that can respond rapidly.

SERVPRO of North Lilburn is committed to helping you keep Norcross water damage at bay. We're a locally owned and operated business that can respond swiftly to your emergency. SERVPRO of North Lilburn has the tools and expertise needed to help you out, so call us at (770) 709-3266.

Restore Your Home with Lilburn Fire Damage Services

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restore Your Home with Lilburn Fire Damage Services Keep a Fire in it's "Place." Be Careful of Hot Ambers.

Reliable Fire Damage Service in Lilburn from SERVPRO Erases Signs of a Fire

There are few things that can be more destructive to your home than a fire, and you may be wondering how you will be able to overcome the current challenges you are facing after a fire has ravaged through your home. SERVPRO offers Lilburn fire damage service that you are looking for, and we go to great lengths to restore your home to its former condition after a fire.

What Fire Damage Can Do to Your Property

When you think about fire damage, you may first think about burning damage from the flames themselves, but a fire can do much more than that. A fire can destroy only a small area of your home, but the effects may be extensive because of the smoke damage as well as the water from the firefighters' efforts to extinguish the flames. Lilburn fire damage restoration service will remove all traces of the fire so that life can return to normal in your home without much delay.

The Importance of a Fast Response

We understand that you want the damage repaired immediately and that you may feel anxious until the work is completed. Your goal after a fire event is to restore the home to its former condition as soon as possible while also protecting your value and equity. There is another reason to request a speedy response from your remediation specialists, and this is that mold growth may be an issue. A substantial amount of water from fire extinguishing efforts can remain in your home, and you have a short window of time to dry out the property before mold growth becomes much more likely to occur. Mold can cause health problems, so don't hesitate to get the issue resolved. The SERVPRO of North Lilburn team understands the many reasons why you need a speedy response and is known for providing fast service.

What We Can Do for Your Home

Property restoration after a fire is not a matter to take lightly, and you want to feel comfortable that your home is in capable hands when you set up service for Lilburn fire damage restoration. A fire in your home can be a traumatic, stressful event to endure, and you may want nothing more than to erase the signs of the fire and to get back to living a normal life once again. SERVPRO of North Lilburn is ready to help you with this process. As a locally owned and operated business, we are strategically located to respond quickly to your fire damage emergency event. When a significant fire damaging event occurs in the Lilburn area, we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us 24/7 at (770) 709-3266.

Water Damage to Your Home in Lilburn Can Be Prevented

2/4/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to Your Home in Lilburn Can Be Prevented Inspect for Leaks to Keep Your Home High and Dry

Prevent Water Damage to Your Lilburn Property: Tips by SERVPRO

Research studies indicate most homes will experience water damage once every ten to eleven years. Therefore, water damage in Lilburn does occur quite frequently to any given property. You can help to lessen the odds of your property becoming a victim of this type of damage by being informed and proactive. SERVPRO suggests the following article can assist you in water damage prevention.

A failure of your plumbing system can result in unwanted pooling water. A primary cause of leaking water is the supply lines or drain hose from the washing machine. Check these fittings and make sure the drain hose is secure to the evacuating pipe, usually on the back wall. The water heater, with age, can rust allowing water to escape. Always have a safety catch pan, with a drainage line, placed under the water heater to eliminate water accumulation. Replace oxidized fittings (that blue/green powdery material) before they rupture causing streaming water.

Exterior structural issues can also affect unwanted interior water damage. Your house is designed to transport excessive rainwater away from the foundation, basement, and walls. Keep your gutters free of dead leaves, branches, and all debris that may restrict the gravity flow of water from reaching the downspouts. Place gutter guards, if trees overhang the roofline, to prevent blockage. It is essential that rainwater flows away from the foundation to avoid water wicking into the walls and building materials. Inspect that the landscaping, turf, and soil permit flow away from the structure. In the winter season be aware of ice dam buildups in the gutters. Lack of sufficient insulation within the attic may lead to untimely melting on the roof. Also, check your roof to ensure that the shingles are in good condition. Evaluate the caulking and tar seals around roof vents and chimneys. If they appear dried out, have these seals reset to prevent water seepage.

Although learning a few tips to help prevent water damage are important, Norcross water damage to your home can still occur. SERVPRO consists of dedicated IICRC-certified technicians that respond immediately to all water damaging events. The rapid and thorough removal of standing water, hidden moisture within the walls and basement, and humidity are paramount in minimizing the adverse effects of leaks, floods, or sewer drain problems. With industry-leading know-how, experience, and equipment we are committed to returning your home to its pre-water damaged condition. "Like it never even happened."

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

SERVPRO of North Lilburn restores your home after a water damaging event using specialized equipment and products. We proudly serve our local communities of Lilburn, Norcross, and the surrounding areas with prompt 24/7 emergency service. (770) 709-3266

Why Should I Hire Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services for My Norcross Property?

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Should I Hire Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services for My Norcross Property? SERVPRO Says Be Careful in the KItchen

Fire Damage in Norcross Can Be Restored by SERVPRO 

When your property undergoes devastation and deterioration due to a fire, you may be inclined to clean up the damages yourself. Fire damage in Norcross can entail many complications. However, this is not the most efficient and practical course of action, self-clean up. In fact, calling a team of professional fire damage restoration experts like SERVPRO is the best way to get the clean up process completed quickly, safely, and in a cost saving manner.

Expedient Restoration
The fire damage restoration process is a time sensitive one. Specifically, the longer you wait to have your fire damage issues addressed, the more deterioration your property and possessions can suffer. Failing to remove standing water quickly and correctly can result in damaged flooring, furniture, and sagging ceilings that can pose a safety issue. Additionally, smoke and soot damage can ruin household structures and materials if not eradicated immediately. Our fire damage restoration firm will send an experienced estimator to assess the damage and formulate a cost-effective cleanup process. Our goal is to limit your personal losses, save you money, and get you back home as soon as possible.

Experienced Restoration
Hiring a professional fire restoration company makes sense. Our technicians undergo extensive training. These experts are required to achieve certification through trade group organizations like the IICRC. The certification process provides them with the industry standard protocols for mitigating damages through correct cleaning techniques. We provide extensive additional instruction through corporate and franchise hands-on and e-video training practices.

Comprehensive Restoration
There is a broad range of property issues that a homeowner may have following a fire damaging event. When you call a fire damage restoration firm like SERVPRO we will be able to address and resolve all of these issues with speed and skill. Some of the restoration services:
- water removal, from the fire extinguishing work
- content restoration on-site or a pack out and ship to our facilities for comprehensive cleaning
- smoke, soot, and odor removal using industry-specific cleaning products, sponges, and foggers
• air duct cleaning and vent cleaning
• sanitation utilizing antifungal and antimicrobial products
• deodorization after the above procedures
• final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction with our fire damage restoration results for your Norcross home.

Contact SERVPRO Today
To obtain the best fire damage restoration services available, contact the professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals offer a fast response, comprehensive restoration work, and excellent customer service. They also make use of the most cutting-edge equipment and methodologies when working on your behalf. Your fire damaged Norcross home will be restored to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO of North Lilburn?

We're Fire and Water Damage Specialists and proudly serve the local communities and surrounding areas of Lilburn and Norcross. Call us for immediate 24/7 help. (770) 709-3266

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