It's Important to Reduce the Number of Places Where Mold Damage Can Happen
Call SERVPRO to Remediate the Mold on Your Wall in Flint
Hidden Mold Damage Can Be Remediated by SERVPRO
Part of caring for your home includes reducing the number of hazards that can damage it. Mold damage can affect any home if moisture is allowed to become concentrated in any particular area. Mold will grow on even hard non-porous surfaces such as tiles, concrete, and porcelain. Because of this, hard surfaces in areas such as attics, garages, and basements should regularly be inspected to make sure that humidity is not condensing on surfaces in these areas. Mold will not damage items that are non-porous as badly as they can damage drywall, fabric, and other textiles, but mold it can quickly spread from one area to another.
Prevention Goes a Long Way Toward Protecting Your Home
Preventing, mold damage in your Flint area home can be achieved through proper cleaning. If you are taking care of items such as extra porcelain sinks or tubs, clean them and allow to dry before storing. Leaving them for a few hours in the sunlight can help kill any existing mold, adding a bit of protection. Then after storing, cover with a clean, dry tarp to keep dust and organic debris off the item. Covering helps prevent mold from being able to grow. Condensation can often occur because the dew point on hard surfaces such as porcelain and metal objects are subject to varying temperatures and humidity levels.
If you own a swimming pool, you'll need to take steps to ensure that water and moisture do not inadvertently access your home's structure. Not only should swimsuits be hung up to dry outside before being brought inside, unless they are washed immediately after swimming, but goggles, snorkels, and other swim gear should also be allowed to dry thoroughly outside. Dripping wet items, even in the bathroom, can allow mold to grow because, in the heat of summertime, evaporation in a small space can lead to condensation of the water vapor.
What to Do if You Find Mold Damage
If you've found mold damage, we recommend that you do not disturb it by trying to clean it. Mold can send out spores when disrupted by even small gusts of air. We suggest you turn off your HVAC system to reduce the likelihood of circulating spores to unaffected areas of your home. Also, if you believe you may have a mold problem because of the tell-tale musty odor but can't find it, we are certified, trained, and experienced in remediating and repairing mold damage. But we also have the equipment that will help us locate hard-to-find mold colonies. Mold is attracted to moisture, and we have instruments such as hygrometers, moisture sensors, and infrared cameras that can read how high the levels of moisture are inside of your walls. This indicates possible areas of infestations.
When we find mold, we can advise you on what steps need to be taken to protect your home and to remove and repair any damage that currently exists. From peeling wallpapers and borders damaged by mold growths between them and the wall to hidden mold growths under stair steps, and everything in between, we have methods at our disposal that will make mold damage a thing of the past for you and your home. We can restore damaged areas of your walls, floors, and ceilings, clean or restore carpeting and tile, and make it “Like it never even happened.”
To remediate mold damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County at (810) 732-3298. We will ensure that the latest equipment is used, including air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums, when needed to complete the work and protect your home.
Professional Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration
When a Leak Is Evident, Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration.
When Water Damage Strikes, Call SERVPRO
If you are dealing with the effects of water damage, the time is now to engage the services of a professional cleanup and restoration company that can promptly address the issues. The sooner standing water is removed from your building, the faster you can make sure additional problems, such as mold, will not develop in the future. A professional local cleanup service can take care of these critical problems on your behalf.
The Negative Effects of Water Damage in Flushing
Every year, some buildings are condemned and torn down because of the consequences of water damage in Flint. For example, even after the emergency has ended, and the building is believed to be entirely dry, mold growth suddenly spirals out of control, and it can render the property uninhabitable. Excess water can also weaken the structural integrity of a building, causing it to sag or collapse in damaged areas. Secondary water damage can cause unsafe conditions and money.
On the Job From the Minute We Arrive
Once you contact SERVPRO, we will gather a great deal of pertinent information, which significantly speeds up the recovery process. It is our goal to arrive within an hour or two. Upon arrival, we will begin a full assessment of the water damage. You are not obliged to pay for our services unless we agree to terms. We will make a full inspection of the water damage, concentrating on locating, and with an agreement, removing any excess standing water. We will work with your insurance provider.
We Solve Your Emergency Issues
Once all of the excess water has been extracted from your structure, we will check the HVAC and water filtration systems to make sure that mold or bacterial growth is not present. We can treat these spaces with antifungal and antimicrobial products if a problem is discovered. We will also discard any remaining non-salvageable debris. We will check to ensure water damage has not compromised the utility of any of the beams, infrastructure, or walls. When we finish our final post service inspection, you will know that your property is safe and ready for you and your family. We ask you to do a final walk through with us to ensure your complete satisfaction with the results.
The Focus Is on Restoration, Not Replacement
The focus of any cleanup should always be on restoration, not replacement. There is no need to demolish damaged sections of the building if there is a simpler and more economical path. Instead of subjecting yourself to the inconvenience of waiting for extensive reconstruction, it's more feasible to restore your existing property back to its pre-loss condition. This is a primary goal of all of our services.
Get Immediate Assistance for Water Damage
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is here to help you clean up and restore the effects of water intrusion. We are a locally owned and operated franchise that specializes in helping customers recover from the damage caused by flooding and other water emergencies. For 24/7 service contact us at (810) 732-3298.
Montrose Flood Damage - Fast Extraction of Water is Crucial
Montrose Flooding Restoration is in Crucial Need of SERVPRO
SERVPRO Rapidly Removes the Standing Water from Your Flood Damaged Montrose Home
Regardless of whether or not they sit on the high ground or near a body of water, most buildings are subject to unexpected flood damage in Montrose. Flash floods, burst pipes, or busted tanks can all flood a room or even an entire house, causing large damage across all affected rooms. If left without treatment, flood damage can worsen with time as mold grows and water seeps deeper into the structure. Here are some of the consequences and damages that can come with flood damage.
Total Flooring Loss
Many types of flooring simply can not be salvaged after being flooded, as the waters soak down into them and make them unusable. This is particularly the case of wood flooring that may buckle and warp. This is usually secondary water damage caused because of the slowness of standing water. Many types of carpeting and padding will outright absorb it, acting like a sponge for the water and any contaminants within. Flooring materials may be the greatest loss in any flood. Check your homeowner's insurance policy to see if you have coverage.
If left untreated, mold growth and damage can rapidly manifest in a flood damaged home. Mold favors growth in dark and damp conditions, and those are fostered by the intrusive waters of a flood. This is why drying and dehumidifying is so important: mold can not grow without a suitable water supply.
Intense Cleaning and Sanitization
If something is not damaged or destroyed in a floor, it's still probably going to need a thorough cleaning. Floodwaters are murky and unclean, and can stain and contaminate anything they touch. Often, floods may carry dangerous microbes and organisms, which can cause adverse health effects if not eliminated. Industrial cleaning solutions may be required. This is work that should be done by a professional storm and flood damage restoration company like SERVPRO.
Paint and Wallpaper
For floodwaters higher than a few inches, it may be necessary to repaint the affected region or even the entire wall. Wall coverings typically must be uniform in appearance, and if only a portion is repainted or recovered, it may stand out. Be prepared to undergo a large repainting or wallpaper replacement process. If the water level rose above the baseboards then usually a gutting of the lower part of the sheetrock will be necessary. This porous, absorbent building material does not do well with excess water.
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is a locally owned and operated business, and we have helped many of our local homeowners over our years of operation in their repairs and restorations. If you require emergency flood cleanup and repair services, drop us a line at (810) 732-3298.
Saginaw Fire Damage--What Should You Do?
When Fire Damage Strikes Your Saginaw Home Call SERVPRO for Resoration
Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County for Fire Damage Services in Saginaw
If your home has suffered from fire damage in Saginaw, you may be wondering what it will take to repair the damage. Fires can rage without notice and can prove highly destructive in a matter of minutes. You may be looking at your home, observing the harm that has been caused by the fire and thinking about the time and expense that will be required to repair your property. This experience can be truly traumatic, but rest assured that there are solutions available that can help you return to life as usual in your home.
Understanding the Damage of a Fire
The intense heat and flames can cause significant fire damage in Saginaw, and the damage in your home may stretch from floor to ceiling in a localized area or throughout several rooms of your home. However, this is not the only damage that fire can cause. Firefighters may use water and chemical flame retardants to extinguish the flames, and these elements can combine with ash and soot to create a mud-like mess that covers many surfaces in your home. Also, smoke from the fire may have filled the entire home, and it can settle into your surfaces to cause odors and staining. All of this damage, fire, and smoke, requires your attention if you want your property to be restored to its former condition.
How Fire Damage is Repaired
After a home has suffered from fire damage in Saginaw, fire damage remediation specialists from SERVPRO may be called in to assess the damage and to provide repair services. These services may include water damage restoration to remove the water and chemical flame retardants used in the home by the firefighters. Water remediation involves the use of both vacuum extraction machines, dehumidifiers, and high-powered fans that decrease humidity levels in the home, which is essential for preventing the growth of mold indoors. After the humidity level has been restored to normal, the repair work can begin. Charred or burned items are removed from the home, and those that are saturated with odorous smoke stains or water may be salvaged in some cases. Carpeting, for example, may be professionally cleaned and shampooed following the standards set forth by the IICRC to remove the stains and odors from a fire. Each surface will need to be surveyed and analyzed to determine the best course of action, and remediation specialists have the knowledge and expertise to complete this process quickly.
If your home has been impacted by fire damage in Flint, Flushing, or Saginaw, you naturally wish to improve the condition of the property as quickly as possible. You want to move back into the home and get back to your daily routine. SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County has been providing quality home repair services for homeowners in the local area for years, and we have the knowledge and dedication to help you through the current disaster you are facing. We are locally owned and operated so that we can respond to your request for assistance after a fire without delay. To schedule an appointment with our team, call us at (810) 732-3298.
Flint Water Damage - Water Damage In Flint Should Bring The Professionals To Your Home
37% of U.S. homeowners claim to have suffered losses from water damage.
Bring The Professionals To Your Flint Home After Water Damage Strikes
Water, coming into your home in an uncontrolled way, such as flooding, a pipe leaking or a storm, means danger for your home, your family and the health of all who enter. Homes that have experienced water damage in Flint cannot be treated as an afterthought, and that means contacting the professionals for this is crucial.
That first phone call, of course, is to your insurance company, then to a water restoration company that can come in and inspect the Flint water damage. One of the first things they ask you about is whether you know the source of the water and, if appropriate, have you turned the water main off.
The water that is causing all of the damage can be pooling in the basement or on any floor and has already started its bad work. It is being absorbed into the wood, drywall, and furniture. If the source of the water is on an upper level, it may have leaked through the ceiling into closets. That means ceiling tiles are being damaged, as well as walls and the clothes hanging there.
This water could have gotten into appliances in the kitchen or the laundry room and getting assistance, immediately, is the only thing that can save many of these things. Furniture, whether wood, fabric covered or even metal can be impacted in a negative way. Much of this material needs to be removed to get the attention that is needed, and this is something that can cause many homeowners to scratch their heads in frustration.
When you call a professional restoration company for your water damage in Flint, they come in and perform the all important inspection necessary. This inspection can take them throughout the house to discover what, indeed, has happened and design a program for getting you back to a normal life.
They place large air movers, or fans, to begin the process of removing the bad air from the house. This bad air is composed of that wet, earthy smell that many materials give off when they are wet and shouldn't be. It can also contain, possibly, mold spores that can bring their dangers. They look at all of the building materials, such as that wallboard, baseboards, ceiling tiles and flooring. Many of these can be deteriorating right before your eyes, and some of them can end up being removed because of the inability to get them cleaned properly.
Depending on the depth of the water, at its lowest level, such as in the basement or crawlspace, they may place immersible pumps to begin the water removal. Powerful vacuums are also brought to the project to get the water out of the home. This can often be by way of long hoses, attached to a truck or van parked outside. This means that all water is removed, completely, from the house and disposed of in a licensed, certifiable way.
These professionals will treat your home and possessions in a respectful way. You are in a situation you did not ask for and they are aware of this. The inspection, water removal and repair work they undergo on your behalf will be conducted in an orderly, methodical and systematic way.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
When water damage occurs in Flint, Flushing, or Clio, give SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County a call at (810) 732-3298 for rapid, friendly and complete 24-hour service.
Start The Smoke Damage Removal Process Right Away to Protect Your Flushing Home
Smoke and Soot Can Damage Your Home and Your Health
Your Flushing Property's Fast Clean Up By SERVPRO Mitigates Smoke Damage
After a Flushing damaging house fire, you want to get your home back to its pre-damaged state as quickly as possible. An essential step in restoring your home is the smoke removal process. However, not only will your home be an unsafe environment for you to be in due to the fire and water damage your home probably sustained, but smoke removal is the most difficult job of the home restoration process.
Fire damage restoration professionals from SERVPRO are IICRC certified and trained in smoke removal and have the expertise, skill and the proper equipment to remove the smoke and soot, including odors. The goal is to return your home to a comfortable and healthy place to live. Most people don’t realize the amount of knowledge, work, and skill that goes into the smoke removal process, nor do they possess the types of equipment needed to have a complete and successful smoke damage restoration.
What Type Of Equipment Is Used To Remove The Smoke?
If smoke is left to gather in your home after a fire, over time it can become a health hazard. You want to remove the smoke as soon as possible. Removing smoke and smoke odor requires multiple steps. Trying to remove smoke and smoke odor is not a job for the homeowner. A professional smoke removal and restoration technician needs to be called due to the difficulty of the situation and the appropriate, industrial quality equipment required.
The process of removing smoke from inside the walls where the smoke permeates is called thermal fogging. Thermal fogging is the process of opening small holes in the walls and neutralizing the smoke with chemical sprays. If there is also water damage in the home, the technician uses dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the area along with ozone generators to remove the remnants of the smoke odor.
Why Hire a Professional Smoke Damage Removal Company?
The aftermath of a house fire can be devastating. The cleanup process can be overwhelming to a homeowner. It is detailed and specialized, and if it isn’t done correctly, the consequences can be costly, both financially and health related. Smoke damage professionals from SERVPRO are trained to recognize the nature of the material that was burned that produced this particular smoke and soot residue and odors. Wood (fuel) burns differently than plastics, and each creates their distinct type of smoke and odor.
Whether you need help with water cleanup after storm or fire damage, or require whole house sanitizing and deodorizing after a smoky event, call SERVPRO. Flushing smoke damage cleanup and removal following a house fire can be difficult for you to handle. Feel confident the job will be done right so that your home is restored to its safe and healthy pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."
Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces
SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. We inspect Flushing, Flint, and Clio properties to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. Call us 24/7 for help. (810) 732-3298
Overcoming Flint Fire Damage With Professional Results
When smoke fills a home, it can leave staining and odors throughout the entire space.
SERVPRO Returns Your Home to Normal After Fire Damage in Flint
Flint residential fire damage can wreak havoc on your home, and you will be looking for a fast, reliable way to restore your home to its former condition without visible evidence of the repairs. Even a small fire can be a disastrous event to deal with, but rest assured that a feasible repair solution is available through SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County.
The Challenges of Residential Fire Damage
When you think about Flint residential fire damage, you may think of the charred ruins of your furnishings, walls, flooring and other areas. This damage alone can be disastrous for you to deal with, but this is not the extent of fire damage. Regardless of how small the fire was, it likely put out a lot of smoke. When smoke fills a home, it can leave staining and odors throughout the entire space. This means that the damage to your home is not contained to a single, localized area where the fire was, and it may be more widespread throughout most or all of the home.
How to Repair the Damage
After your home has been affected by Flint residential fire damage, you may wonder how you can restore it to its former condition. The process may seem overwhelming, and you may be concerned about how to remove the smell of smoke from carpeting, walls, and other features. Our team utilizes superior techniques and proven equipment to help you restore the condition of your home. The goal is to make it look and smell as though there never was a fire.
Call SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County at (810) 732-3298 for more information about Flint residential fire damage restoration services.
Flushing Your Commode May Lead to Water Damage
SERVPRO Says Take the Plunge(r) and Call US for Water Damage Help
SERVPRO Offers Info on Water Damage Categories for a Flushing Home
Because water damage in Flushing is a disaster that can strike your residential property at any moment, it's important to learn as much about the issue as possible. One way to familiarize yourself with the world of water damage is by understanding the different categories of water, their inherent dangers, and why SERVPRO recommends profession water removal service. Use the information found in this quick reference guide to get a basic, broad understanding of water damage categories.
Category 1 (Clear Water) is referred to as clean water. This type of water poses no serious health or safety hazards to individuals exposed to it. It does originate from a source, as potable, or drinkable water. Examples of clean water include the type that comes from broken or frozen pipes or rainwater that has vertically entered the structure.
Category 2 (Gray Water) can occur from two sources. Typically, gray water starts from spas, tub overflows, dishwashers, washing machines, water heaters or similar sources that contain cleaning or chemical additives. Clean, potable water that has absorbed contaminants from carpeting (horizontal movement), or water that has had time to acquire particulates and pathogens, has then degraded to Category 2 water. If consumed by humans, this type of water can cause discomfort and illness. Like Category 1 water, gray water can be subjected to further degradation.
Category 3 (Black Water) is extremely contaminated. It originates from septic and sewer system overflows or back-ups. It can also come from the toilet or ground surface water. This type of water contains animal and human waste, fertililizers and other detritus from flooding. Numerous disease-causing protozoa, bacteria, and other pathogens are present in this type of water. If not handled properly, black water can lead to serious illnss, disease or even death.
Water Damage Restoration Services: What You Need To Know
Irrespective of the category of water that is present on your property, you should obtain professional water damage restoration services if more than a simple mopping does not remove all water and moisture. Without expedient restoration services, your water damage can lead to numerous problems to your Flushing home. One of the most serious issues is mold growth. Mold thrives in the damp environment generated by excess standing water, and this is why it is important to invest in high-quality cleaning and drying processes once your property has been impacted. Simply extracting the standing water, in a large water damaging event is not sufficient.
There are a wide range of necessary parallel services that SERVPRO executes to eliminate the effects of water damage. Some of them include:
• deodorization, after odor removal
• sanitation, application of antibacterial, antifungal products
• content restoration, dry, clean personal items and building elements
• odor removal, musty odor from mold and mildew
• smoke removal, if fire related
• vent cleaning
• air duct cleaning
Don't Delay-Get Excellent Water Damage Restoration Services. The IICRC-certified technicians from SERVPRO have extensive training and skill to restore your property in Flushing to its pre-water damage condition. They employ the latest techniques and equipment, along with an outstanding work ethic, to make your home safe again.
We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists
We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your Flushing property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. We document the drying process to validate your home is ready. We are proud to serve our local communites of FLushing, Flint, and Clio with immediate 24/7 service. (810) 732-3298
How Flint Water Damage Remediation Experts Restore Your Property
One of the most devastating events a business owner can encounter is commercial water damage.
How Water Damage Remediation Experts Restore Your Property in Flint
One of the most devastating events a business owner can encounter is Flint commercial water damage. This type of damage can entail an extensive range of unwanted problems, including but not limited to mold growth and the deterioration of your property's structural integrity. However, attaining excellent Flint commercial water damage restoration services can help restore your property with lightning speed. Learn more about how restoration companies expedite and optimize the remediation process by reading this short outline:
The Property Assessment
The first thing that restoration contractors will do after arriving on your property is the completion of an assessment. This evaluation will help the remediation specialists determine the depth and scope of your damages. It will also enable them to prepare a customized, detailed recovery plan.
Drying The Property
After the assessment is complete, the restoration professionals will start drying your property. To expedite and optimize this process, remediation experts utilize specialized equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers. The walls, furnishings, and interior will be dried during this process. In some cases, the carpets and furnishings will be replaced and removed. However, this decision is left up to the property owner.
Ensuring Structural Stability
One the drying process is complete; the restoration professionals will ensure that your structure's stability has not been compromised. If the Flint commercial water damage has not adversely impacted the main structure or foundation of your property, the remediation experts will remove and replace damaged drywall and other materials. The restoration experts will also assist you with the insurance claims process to expedite the cleaning project.
In some cases, a property owner's personal possessions are adversely impacted by Flint commercial water damage. However, these possessions can often be restored. Restoration specialists use a broad range of tools and techniques to salvage any goods that can be repaired. They will also discard any materials that are unsalvageable.
Don't Delay-Get Excellent Water Damage Restoration Services Today
When you find that your property has been subjected to water damage, attaining professional restoration services is a must. If you do not have excess water removed from your property quickly and correctly, you could find yourself dealing with a mold invasion. To attain excellent, effective water damage restoration services, be sure to contact the professionals of SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County. Our IICRC-certified technicians will offer you fast, efficient restoration services that get your property back in good condition. Contact us now at (810) 732-3298.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is strategically located to respond quickly to your water emergency event. When commercial water damage occurs in Flint Township, Genesee Township or Mt. Morris we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (810) 732-3298
Why You Should Use A Genesee Township Professional Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Service
It goes without saying that commercial fire can be one of the most economically and emotionally debilitating experiences of a business owner's life.
Why You Should Use Professional Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services in Genesee Township
It goes without saying that Genesee Township commercial fire can be one of the most economically and emotionally debilitating experiences of a business owner's life. Once a fire impacts your commercial property, there is much work that you will have to do to start and complete the restoration process. For example, you will need to contact your insurance provider to get estimates and find a temporary workspace while your office is restored. Additionally, you will need to find a team of qualified, certified fire damage restoration experts to restore your property. Discover more about the benefits of hiring a professional Genesee Township commercial fire damage restoration company by reading the short outline found below:
One of the fundamental benefits of hiring a professional Genesee Township commercial fire damage restoration company is that its specialists possess extensive experience in the field. As such, these restoration experts know how to address and resolve fire-related issues quickly and correctly. Often, the most significant damage caused by a fire results from the smoke, not the flames. Commercial fire damage restoration experts recognize this principle, and they possess the experience necessary to remove the smoke smells and stains that most business owners would not be able to handle.
To complete a commercial fire damage restoration project, it is crucial that professionals have access to specialized equipment. In recognizing this reality, remediation specialists use professional grade equipment like dehumidifiers and air movers. The restoration experts possess the extensive experience necessary to use the equipment in a manner that optimizes and expedites the remediation project. Typically, business owners don't know how to use this equipment, nor do they have immediate or easy access to it. This is another reason why attaining professional restoration services is so practical and advantageous.
Call SERVPRO Immediately!
When it's time to select the ideal Genesee Township commercial fire damage restoration company, you can't go wrong with SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County. Our professionals have extensive experience completing restoration services for a broad range of commercial properties, including but not limited to small office buildings, apartment buildings, hotel, restaurants, small retail stores, high-rise residential, and government/military facilities. As an IICRC-certified company, we are pleased to have attained the advanced skills necessary to engender ongoing business growth. In maintaining over 1,650 franchises, we're passionate about ensuring that each of our clients attains the results-driven services they deserve and desire. We're ready to restore your commercial property right now, so call us today at (810) 732-3298.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Northwest Genesee County is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire emergency event. When commercial fire damage occurs in Genesee Township, Flint or Mt. Morris we have the resources and personnel to help. Call us today! (810) 732-3298