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Do I Need Professional Assistance After a Fire?

5/15/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Restore Your Home and Mitigate Further Damage.

Professional assistance following a fire at your property is critical in mitigating further damage as quickly as possible. Professional help from the SERVPRO team also eases some of the inevitable stress you are feeling after a fire. SERVPRO uses project managers to see the restoration through from start to finish. We also have a crisis team available 24/7; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

What Does SERVPRO Do That I Cannot Do Myself?

SERVPRO Has Access to Professional High-Quality Equipment and Expert Knowledge

Fire damage in your home is not straight forward. Depending on the type of fire, visible damage may vary. For instance, a protein kitchen fire can result in a sticky film-like residue all over your kitchen. Protein fires require a different type of cleanup process than other kinds of fires. Professionals like our SERVPRO technicians can quickly identify the required cleaning techniques for your specific situation. Another major factor is removing the malodor caused by smoke traveling to all corners of your home. 

What Deodorization Equipment Does SERVPRO Use?

  • ULV (Wet Fogger)Uses cold fogging techniques; the fog comes in the form of small droplets that use low-pressure air stream to dissipate throughout your home. 
  • Thermal Fogger (Dry Fogger):Uses a heater to vaporize a deodorant solution that sprays in a fog.
  • Ozone Generator:Produces ozone that penetrates and oxidizes odor. It requires extra precautions as concentrated ozone can be toxic.

What Safety Precautions Does SERVPRO Take During Deodorization?

  • During fogging and ozone use, residents, pets, and plants need to leave the home.
  • Technicians ensure proper ventilation for extended amounts of time (24hr plus) after fogging and ozone generator use. 
  • Technicians wear appropriate PPE while using the equipment.

For 24/7assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Union County. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (704) 764-3216

For more about SERVPRO of Union County click HERE

Don't Let Mold Become a Growing Issue in Your Home

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Our Mold Damage Techniques Can Restore Your Home

There is a presence of mold inside your residence. It is essential to call a professional right away to handle the situation because ignoring the problem can result in an infestation rather quickly. Contacting us for the job makes sense because our skilled technicians can restore your home to its pre-mold state when possible.  

SERVPRO mold restoration teams are very diligent. You can trust them to take safety precautions during the containment phase to prevent mold from spreading to other areas of your home. First, our technicians seal areas such as windows, hallways, and doors with plastic sheeting to contain airborne spores. Plus, they block air vents to keep mold spores from spreading throughout your home via the heating and cooling system.  

After our techs seal the affected areas, the removal stage can begin. The surfaces we clean mold from can include porous surfaces like carpeting. In many cases, we use anti-fungal sprays to eliminate mold and to stop mold growth. Typically, we clean non-porous surfaces like metal or glass with wet sponges and detergents. Techs may also utilize a HEPA-filtered vacuum to remove layers of mold from non-porous surfaces as well as to pick up and trap mold spores. Crews may also use agitation methods such as wire brushing, sanding, or damp wiping to get rid of mold.  

After the containment and cleaning stages, our techs can begin to dry the area. One of the best pieces of equipment for this phase is an axial fan. These fans are high-velocity and quickly push damp air from the structure, which helps speed up the drying process. The team may also use air movers to draw in dry and warm that aids with moisture elimination. Dehumidifiers can also be put in place to reduce moisture levels inside the structure.

SERVPRO of Union County is here to help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (704) 764-3216

For more about SERVPRO of Union County click HERE

We Have Your Back When A Storm Damages Your Home

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Reduce Storm And Flood Damage In Your Home

No one on earth can physically stop the rain, that’s obvious. However, there are ways to limit the amount of flooding you experience in your home as a result of storms. Communities throughout the nation work together on a regular basis to reduce the amount of overland flooding or sewer backups we experience during a possible problems and fight against flood damages in your home. Clogged gutters and damages to your downspouts are one of the leading causes of basement flooding. Water saturates the soil at your foundation, ultimately invading through cracks in your foundation and flooding your entire home.

Having a professional, like those offered at SERVPRO, check the grading and landscaping around your home can help prevent floodwaters from entering your home. It’s not your fault, time erodes and shifts the grading around your foundation, giving water the perfect path to destruction. We can help you install the proper drainage, correct grading issues, and eliminate problems caused by improperly installed landscaping. Helping you prepare for even the worst possible flooding situations that most often happen in a home.

SERVPRO technicians assess the condition of your home and help you determine which steps to take to take control of problems occurring on your property. While we can also help provide you with services that help return your home to normal after flood damage incidents subside. We have access to a variety of moisture detectors, infrared scanners, submersible pumps and water extractors of all shapes and sizes that help get things under control fast. We can find hidden pockets of moisture and use air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry the affected area fast.

SERVPRO of Union County is here to help. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (704) 764-3216

For more about SERVPRO of Union County click HERE

Fire, Smoke, Water, And Mold Damage Restoration

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most profound losses that business people and homeowners experience are mainly caused by fire, water, mold or smoke damages. Witnessing your home and precious belongings being consumed by water or fire can be traumatizing. The only reassurance you can have after such a disastrous loss is obtained from having a clear support and guidance in rescuing as much property as possible.

In the indoor environment, water is the only long-term most catastrophic material. Structures and other personal properties can deteriorate rapidly as a result of too much flooding or moisture.

We have successfully restored much water, fire and smoke damaged structures at SERVPRO of Union County.  

We have a wide variety of residential and commercial services to our clients. We have a team of certified and fully trained professionals who are ready to respond to all emergencies at any given time.

Our company can tackle any disaster since we have all the necessary equipment for fire, smoke, and water mitigation.

Some of the services that we provide are as follows,

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Restoration of water damage
  • Restoration of storm destruction
  • Mold damage restoration and others.

As a leading restoration firm, we are capable of handling it all; from damage restoration, to water removal, to the cleanup of fire damage.

If not handled carefully and immediately, natural disasters can cause extensive destruction to your property. That's why you need a company that is fully equipped and experienced to restore your property to its initial condition. SERVPRO of Union County is the company you need for quick mitigation of any form of natural disaster.

Our team of emergency support is on standby 24/7, so you shouldn't hesitate to give us a call night or day.

Call us today at (704) 764-3216, and we respond immediately.