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Why SERVPRO? Professional Mold Remediation
Anytime you open your windows to let fresh air in, mold spores are blowing through your home. Turning on your air conditioner or heater may produce mold. Rainy days? They are great for watching movies, taking naps, and stirring up mold.
Take a moment and look all around you - everywhere you look, mold spores are present. Moisture provides mold with the perfect climate for growth, and by the time you see mold, it has typically been growing for a long time.
No matter what any business might advertise, you can’t ever fully get rid of mold. There’s a great deal of misinformation about the mold remediation process, and it’s imperative that you work with a company that is forthcoming about the process. At SERVPRO we will always be open and honest with you about what our capabilities are.
Call SERVPRO of Howard and Tipton Counties!
All it takes is one simple phone call for help to be on the way. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we are here for you. We want to start your mold remediation process as soon as we can, and we respond to your call and dispatch crews quickly. Mold spreads so rapidly - the faster we get started, the easier and more affordable it is to contain.
Mold Damage Assessment
Peace of mind arrives within hours of calling SERVPRO of Howard and Tipton Counties. We quickly dispatch a Project Manager who helps navigate you through the entire process. They work alongside the crew to locate the water source that is feeding the mold growth. Using advanced technology and equipment, we are able to locate damage even if it isn’t in plain sight.
The entire mold remediation process must be handled strategically, so there isn’t additional mold spreading during cleanup. For everyone’s health and safety, our highly trained team uses advanced containment equipment and procedures. Negative air chambers help us isolate the area, and negative air pressure can prevent further spreading during cleanup. It’s crucial that we successfully isolate and contain the area before moving forward.
It takes professional-grade air purifiers and HEPA vacuums to help trap the mold particles. Powerful air scrubbers and filters are used to help filter out the mold spores during the remediation process. At SERVPRO, we work hard to make sure that we stop the spreading.
Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Every home and every situation is unique, which is why there are so many different variables involved in the mold remediation process. Mold can be found anywhere from your carpet to your ceiling. While some areas of mold can be eliminated with anti-fungal or antimicrobial treatments, other areas and items might require full removal. If you have carpet or drywall that needs to be disposed of, we make sure to handle it safely.
Cleaning Contents and Belongings
If mold has spread to furniture or other personal items, we have multiple ways to help restore them. We understand that you might have sentimental items that have been compromised, and we do everything we can to restore those items. Throughout the entire process, your Project Manager works closely with you to make sure that everything is handled with care. Our high-tech equipment cannot just clean and sanitize, but it can also deodorize.
It can feel so nice once you are in the final homestretch of the project. The Project Manager assigned to you goes through the area with the team to make sure that your home is all ready to be repaired. Some homes may require some hefty rebuilding of areas, while others may require some fresh drywall or new flooring. No matter what needs to be done, we have experienced workers to make sure it gets done right.
During mold remediation, stress is inevitable, and we understand that this has affected you in multiple ways. We don’t just care about the mold in your home - we care about you. That’s why we assign you a Project Manager who is your one-stop contact and who walks you through the entire process. They are familiar with the insurance process and can provide you with any documentation your insurance company may need.
There is no one-size-fits-all process for mold remediation because there are so many ways and areas that mold can make its appearance in your home. Until we assess the magnitude of the situation, it’s hard to say what your home needs. One thing we can be sure about is that we have the skills and equipment to handle whatever remediation your home may need.
So call us today! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to “Like it never even happened.”
Why SERVPRO? We will be there every step of the way!
Clean up of minor spills and quickly discovered leaks are certainly within the DIY capabilities of most homeowners who have a bucket and a mop. On the other hand, if a major plumbing fail or an appliance malfunction pours gallons of water into your home, you need to find trustworthy professional help. Not only are the quantities of water in these cases substantial, but the migration of the fluid into building cavities and materials is also a concern.
We Extract Water Rapidly and Efficiently
All it takes is a broken dishwasher hose, a ruptured water heater, or a clogged toilet to require significant water removal. Our ability to respond fast with a well-trained and equipped crew is why we can extract large amounts of water safely and to dry out spaces thoroughly. Investment in training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) aligns with investment in up to date, commercial-grade equipment and products to provide our customers with results that meet or exceed industry best practices.
We Follow Research-Based Protocols
A solid understanding of the science of drying, psychrometry, is why SERVPRO’s efforts in removing water and returning your home to preloss condition are successful. Research demonstrates that the more liquid water initially removed, the faster and more efficient drying operations can be. Our submersible pumps clear out water deeper than two inches. Wanded extractors then take on the task of removing as much of the remaining fluids as possible.
We Are Skilled at Moisture Detection and Monitoring
Mastery of IICRC coursework in the tracing of water migration combined with decades of experience in detection implementation are why SERVPRO can go that extra mile for our customers. Surfaces can look dry, yet hide caches of water in cavities or absorbed into the structural components. We use thermal imaging to find temperature disparities that signal trapped water and moisture meters to set drying goal baselines. Controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts or weep holes release hidden water. Air movers and heaters accelerate evaporation, moving water into the air for our commercial dehumidifiers’ collection and disposal.
Dependable and experienced workers and top-notch equipment are why SERVPRO of Howard and Tipton Counties meets your water removal needs fast.
Ask The Experts: Secondary Water Damage
After a flood, direct contact with the water causes the initial damage. Unfortunately, when your business floods, this will not be your only concern. Secondary damage is a complex concept. It involves any damage that occurs after the initial problem. For instance, once the water is gone, it does not mean that there will not be further trouble.
1. Mold, Bacteria, and Fungi Growth
The biggest concern that most people have after a flood is mold growth. This is especially a concern when it comes to black mold. A strong cleanup is the best defense against mold. Make sure you do not have any water trapped or moisture left in the air. Time is of the essence when it comes to mold. Not only do you need to make sure that the main flow of water is gone but the moisture should no longer linger in the air.
2. Structural Decay
The high humidity in the air can cause structural decay to start taking place. This is why it is important for you to remove every sign of water from your business after it floods. Make sure to use cool air to dry out the building. This can help rid the air of moisture that causes decay and black mold. Structural damage is difficult to come back from. In fact, there are cases that are irreversible.
3. Wood Warping
After a flood, you may notice the wood floor warping. Additionally, you may notice the curving of a stairwell or the exterior and interior doors warping. These are symptoms of secondary damage. When this happens, you can end up with a security risk to your business.
Fortunately, black mold, structural decay, and wood warping are preventable. Professionals trained to handle commercial flood damage will know how to prevent any future problems from arising. Once you have an expert in your corner, your business can return to normal.
Why do business owners choose SERVPRO?
When a business needs to contact an insurance agent to file a claim, most will receive a recommendation for SERVPRO. While there are many reasons that this remediation service has such a sterling reputation among industry professionals, there are at least four reasons the decision-makers hold the company in such high regard.
- Rapid response
- Vendor requirements
- Claims information center
4 Reasons the Decision-Makers Trust SERVPRO
When a disaster occurs, response time is crucial. A company needs to protect the remainder of the facility to ensure claim approval, but if too much time passes, the business opens itself up to accusations of lax mitigation protocols, making approval difficult. A business needs a company with a pristine reputation to make it to the building quickly, putting mitigation procedures into effect that will protect the claim.
Your company's insurance agent most likely knows that SERVPRO is certified through the IICRC, the certification body known for restoration and remediation standards across the industry. The certification speaks to the professionalism and knowledge of this vendor and its franchisees.
Beyond the IICRC certification, the Faster to Any Disaster professional has an established and popular vendor program. Franchisees must adhere to 21 guidelines before they can receive referrals from the company. Some of these requirements include IICRC training, employee background checks and commercial insurance.
Claims Information Center
The business famous for the "Like it never even happened," adage also goes out of its way to make the claims process approachable for insurers and clients. The claims information center is a digital portal, allowing for shared messaging and updates on existing and past projects. The system benefits insurers because it is a one-stop-shop for research and data analysis.
SERVPRO is a well-known disaster mitigation and restoration specialist, and you should not be surprised if your insurance agent suggests the company for your next damage claim. Call on the Faster to Any Disaster brand for more information or a building assessment.
So call us! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened." It's what we do!
Why SERVPRO? We take pride in everything we do
At SERVPRO we take pride in our craftsmanship and customer service. Our staff is in love with being the hero in the time of crisis. From top to bottom our organization truly cares for its customers and spares no expense in equipment or fatigue of body providing top quality service to every client and their families.
We have years of experience with disasters across the country and a special place in our hearts for our hometown. We have cultivated relationships across venues in order to make our quality of services known to everyone we encounter. We are ONE TEAM with one goal. From the owner to the new guy we will raise the bar for our industry.
So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO? We help when others can't/won't!
SERVPRO is fully licensed, bonded, and insured to provide biohazard cleanup services. We understand the precise disposal of biohazard waste and are discreet and professional after any trauma or crime scene event. Known nationwide for our professionalism and courtesy, we work with all city agencies and your insurance to provide a smooth hands-off process for our clients.
What is Biohazard Cleanup?
Blood and other bodily waste can contain diseases known as bloodborne pathogens. Cleaning of a crime scene or trauma is done by professionals and is covered by most insurance companies. It is important to have a professional licensed mitigator on-site to ensure proper cleaning and disposal of affected materials. Trust SERVPRO to get your property cleaned and decontaminated.
So give us a call! We are faster to any disaster and we are here to help get you back to "Like it never even happened."