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Mold Remediation with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties Getting ahead of mold spores!

Outdoors, mold growth is a natural part of the cycle of decomposition, but indoors mold spores can grow and develop in enclosed environments and not only cause damage to homes but has the potential to produce allergens and irritants. Mold spores usually grow in moisture filled environments and the longer they are left to grow, the more damage they can cause.

The best way to prevent a mold issue in your home or business is to ensure that moisture is contained. Frequently check plumbing, appliances, basements, bathrooms and along windows and doors is a great place to start. Making sure there are no leaks and checking for current damage is a great habit to get into for prevention. If mold is found, contact a professional immediately. It is important that mold is handled appropriately in order to ensure safety and to prevent further damage.

SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties has a a crew trained in mold remediation. Call us today and let us help you! We can be reached 24/7 at 800-935-7775.

Let SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties Clean that Smoke Damage!

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties Clean that Smoke Damage! One of our crew cleaning smoke damage in a local residence.

The dangers of a fire don’t stop once the fire has been put out. Smoke and soot can negatively affect your health. They can both cause respiratory issues such as: shortness of breath, asthma, and bronchitis. Those with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.

Because soot and smoke damage can be dangerous to your health, it is important to call a professional cleanup crew if you experience a fire in your home or business. The professionals at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are trained in smoke restoration and have the know-how to clean and restore your property safely. Our team has the knowledge and experience to safely and effectively get your home or business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties 24/7, 365 days a year at 800-935-7775.

Source: www.health.ny.gov

Mold Do's & Don'ts

8/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Do's & Don'ts Mold in the basement of a local residence.

SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Mold spores are everywhere as they are naturally occurring. They generally do not cause a problem unless they attach to a surface and grow. If you notice mold growth in your home or business there are certain things you can do to get the remediation process started.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. Give us a call at 800-935-7775 24/7. We are Here to Help®.

We Can Help With Storm Damage!

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Help With Storm Damage! Damage can happen anytime!

SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties knows that a storm is not to be underestimated. Here in the Midwest we deal with our fair share of all types of weather and wind, water and lightning can cause damage both seen and unseen. Flooding, downed tree limbs and power lines, fire and broken windows are just a few of the dangers of a storm. We have been helping local residents and business owners in the Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery counties' area for over 30 years navigate the cleanup process and we look forward to helping others for many years to come.

When disaster strikes your home or business, know that we are here to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties at 800-935-7775. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Water Damage Protocol with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery County

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Protocol with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery County A non-invasive moisture meter.

SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties water damage technicians utilize a simple, yet effective system to ensure that the damage is contained and ready to be cleaned and restored. Once a tech arrives on the scene of the damage, they make an assessment. During this assessment, special tools are used to determine how far the water has migrated both horizontally and vertically across any surfaces the water has come into contact with. A non-invasive moisture meter tracks the water on hard finish surfaces while an invasive moisture reader is utilized for carpets/rugs. Ensuring that all water damage is found during this stage is crucial as any overlooked areas will delay drying and has the potential to cause problems later on.

Once a damage perimeter has been established, the tech will create a drying plan. The drying plan will either be “aggressive” or “disruptive”. An “aggressive” method means that warm, direct airflow is used to dry wet items in place. This method is used when contamination and damage are not a concern. The “disruptive” method usually requires affected materials to be removed or perforated in order for drying to occur. Contamination, damage, cost or customer concerns are all factors in determining if a “disruptive” method will be used.

After a plan of action has been established, the SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties crew comes in to extract water, elevate furniture on blocks, and set up equipment. They may perform other actions such as relocating furniture and removing damaged drywall and insulation or spraying an antimicrobial. Each damage is different and as such no plan for drying will ever be exactly the same. The crew will monitor the drying process every 24 hours to ensure that progress is being made. If, for some reason, a change is not noticed. A new plan is put into place until progress is seen. The size of the job determines the overall time frame but a noticeable decrease in moisture and humidity levels should be readily seen once a plan has been put into effect for 24 hours. When the drying process has been completed, the crew removes the equipment and cleans up any mess left behind. We do our best to make it “Like it never even happened.”

If a water damage occurs at your home or business, please give SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties a call at 800-935-7775.

Extraction After a Water Damage

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Extraction After a Water Damage A member of our crew on the weighted water extractor.

Carpet and padding can hold gallons of water. When flooding occurs indoors, carpet is one of the first things that attract and trap water. As a result, mold and mildew can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours. It is imperative to extract the water quickly and effectively in order to ensure that secondary damage and microbial growth does not occur.

The quickest way to extract water out of carpet is with a weighted wet/dry vacuum. The water damage technicians at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties utilize industrial grade equipment in order to accelerate the process. After the water has been extracted, air movers and dehumidifiers are set up in order to remove any excess moisture.

Dealing with wet carpet is not fun, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Call SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties at 800-935-7775. We are Here to Help®.

Over 30 Years of Experience in the Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties Area

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Over 30 Years of Experience in the Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties Area We take pride in the work we do!

There are several companies to choose from in the Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montogmery Counties areas when disaster strikes. SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties is the team in the local area with over 30 years of experience serving customers like you when disaster hits. We have helped a variety of customers over the years and have always taken pride in the work we do. When choosing what company to have work in your home or office, take your time, do your research and pick the company that is the best fit for you and your family or your business.

We at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at 800-935-7775 to help you.

Appliances Can Cause Water Damage in Your Home or Business

7/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliances Can Cause Water Damage in Your Home or Business The washing machine on the first floor caused damage in the basement.

SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Mongtomery Counties knows that water damages have a variety of causes. One of the more frequent causes are appliances. Here is a list of the most common culprits when it comes to water damage caused by an appliance.

  1. Washing Machine  - The hoses to and from the washing machine can become cracked or loose. If this happens water can start to leak out. Check your machine monthly for hose damage.
  2. Air Conditioner - The water from the air conditioner can overflow if not drained properly. Check the a/c unit regularly to ensure that water is not leaking out.
  3. Hot Water Heater - It is recommended that you replace your water heater every ten years as corrosion and sediment build up can cause the lines to burst. Getting a yearly inspection on your water heater will greatly reduce the risk of water damage.
  4. Dishwashers - Pay attention to the hoses and valves on your dishwasher. They can become blocked or overwhelmed with sediment or detergent.  

If an appliance water damage does occur, call your local water damage technicians at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties at 800-935-7775.

Keep Mold out of Your Carpet with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Keep Mold out of Your Carpet with SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties Completely drying your carpets after water damage is essential for avoiding mold!

Your local mold remediation and carpet cleaning technicians at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass,  Macoupin & Montgomery Counties would like to talk about mold in your carpets. Did you know that once carpet becomes wet, mold can set in? The moisture can cause mold to grow and spread in as little as 48 hours. Once a carpet has become wet it is imperative to dry and clean it as quickly as possible. If all of the moisture is not removed and mold begins to grow, an odor or stain may appear. If this happens, it is important to have the area remediated by professionals as quickly as possible in order to avoid putting anyone at risk for health related issues.  

Once the area has been remediated, future problems can be avoided by keeping carpet out of high-humidity areas. Basements, bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms are better with a sealed tile as opposed to carpet!

If you have any questions regarding possible mold growth in your carpet, contact SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties at 800-935-7775.

Flood Warnings are Not a Joke!

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Warnings are Not a Joke! Always air on the side of caution when it comes to a flood in your area!

We at SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties would like to take a moment to talk about flooding. Floods are the single most deadly natural disaster in the United States. They are indiscriminate and occur in every state and territory. More dramatic flooding occurs in densely populated areas as construction of buildings, driveways, and roadways create runoff. The water is unable to seep into the ground and as a result can surge through properties without hesitation. Underpasses, underground parking garages and basements can become danger zones very quickly during a flood event.

This does not mean that rural areas are safe from the dangers of flooding. Very intense or prolonged rains in these areas can saturate the soil causing flash floods. Mountains and steep hills can produce heavy rain runoff that can lead to flooding. And embankments along rivers and streams can overflow. Always be sure to keep an eye and ear out for warnings when rains become heavy.

Terms to look out for:

FLASH FLOOD or FLOOD WATCH:

Flash flooding or flooding is possible within the designated watch area - be alert.

FLASH FLOOD or FLOOD WARNING:

Flash flooding or flooding has been reported or is imminent - take necessary precautions at once! Get to higher ground!

URBAN and SMALL STREAM ADVISORY:

Flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas, such as railroad underpasses and urban storm drains is occurring.

FLASH FLOOD or FLOOD STATEMENT:

Follow-up information regarding a flash flood/flood event.

If a flood does occur, stay safe! Remember that SERVPRO® of Morgan, Cass, Macoupin & Montgomery Counties is here to help with the clean up process. Call us at 800-935-7775 24/7.