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Our Staff Explains The Vital Steps We Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbia

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Staff Explains The Vital Steps We Take To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Columbia You can reach us at (931) 388-4248 any time.

Important Steps When Restoring Fire Damage In Columbia

A fire can start from any point in a home including the kitchen, living room or even a crawlspace like an attic. Putting the fire out in time helps save the property, but it still leaves a considerable burden of cleaning up the debris from partly burnt materials and smoke residues. We offer professional restoration service that lifts this burden from the homeowner.

Separating items after fire damage in Columbia is a crucial step in the early stages. From a casual look at items covered in soot, dirt, and grime after the incident, you might think of throwing everything out. However, proper cleaning helps save most of the items. Even items scorched by flames can be saved through advanced restorative cleaning steps. Our SERVPRO technicians separate damaged items into salvageable, unsalvageable categories. In case of a move-out, we use electronic CCIS, Content Claim Inventory Service, which further classifies items based on their location in the house. Such classification improves the outcome because we can easily tell which items require more effort based on how the fire affected the room they were.

Certain sections in a structure like light fixtures, cabinets, attics, and walls require special attention. Even if the wall surface is not damaged, it does not mean everything else in the wall cavity is intact. Smoke may filter-in leaving the insulation compromised or full of smoke odor. Our SERVPRO technicians may replace the top 3 to 4 inches of the insulation to address these problems. Cleaning light fixtures such as chandeliers can be challenging because of the decorative trim. For light to moderate residues, we opt for hand cleaning. We also use other approaches such as low-pressure steam cleaning or submerging in an ultrasonic machine.

If there is damage in an attic, restoration can be a bit challenging. Most of the surfaces involved are porous while the wood may have irregular shapes which make it harder to remove residues. The limited space compounds the situation further. Having a sufficient workforce helps our SERVPRO teams to deal with these problems quickly.

Whichever part of your property is affected by fire in Columbia, Spring Hill, and Pulaski, SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties can help restore it. You can reach us at (931) 388-4248 any time.

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Who Else Wants to Know the Mystery Behind Water Removal in Columbia?

1/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who Else Wants to Know the Mystery Behind Water Removal in Columbia? When your home carpeting gets wet, drying it fast becomes critical. Contact our certified SERVPRO team to start the job right away.

Efficient Water Removal for Carpeted Columbia Homes 

Carpets can be a nice addition to your Columbia home, but they also become a magnet for dust, dirt, and debris that can collect within its fibers. Even more challenging is the presence of water damage, which can saturate carpets and the subflooring material beneath quickly and prove difficult to remove without specialized equipment and expertise. Our professionals can help by responding quickly to water loss incidents to save carpeted areas of your home from irreparable damage.
While carpets remain a staple feature for home construction, they can also be a hurdle to overcome when your residence requires professional water removal in Columbia. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to emergencies, offering the full measure of our advanced equipment and trained technicians to offer effective mitigation and rapid drying efforts. With the right response to the situation, we can often preserve the material without resorting to replacement.
Our team focuses on protecting original materials used in your home’s construction where we can because this saves our customers both time and money. We have efficient extraction equipment designed to work on carpeted areas such as our remote-controlled weighted extraction system called the ROVER. This tool forces water and moisture to the surface of the carpet to get pulled out by the high-powered vacuum system on board.
We also can work to dry out the affected areas quickly through the combined use of air movers and dehumidifiers. By pulling up the carpeting around the walls, we can set up this high-powered heat exhaust to blow underneath the carpeting layer to affect the subflooring and material above the air mover simultaneously. These techniques can help to reduce moisture present in these areas fast, which can preserve this material when possible from removal and replacement.
While you might enjoy the look and feel of carpeting in your home, water loss incidents can saturate these materials quickly to pose real threats to your house and its occupants. Give our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties rapid response team a call anytime that you need us at (931) 388-4248.

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The Ultimate Guide to FIRE DAMAGE REMEDIATION in Columbia

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Ultimate Guide to FIRE DAMAGE REMEDIATION in Columbia Regardless of what room the fire in your home has affected, the air quality of the entire home needs to be addressed. Contact SERVPRO immediately.

Restoring Indoor Air Quality After a Columbia House Fire

While many Columbia homeowners tend to fixate on the contents of their home or the structure itself after a fire, one of the gravest concerns for technicians working on the property or occupants of the household is indoor air quality. With the varying types of materials that could have burned in the fire, along with chemicals, detergents, plastics, solvents, and other household products, the air inside the home could prove volatile to breathe.

Taking care of air quality concerns is one step in how our dedicated professionals restore fire damage in your Columbia home. We strive to offer fast responses to every customer’s emergency, regardless of when it happens. That is why our rapid response team remains available 24/7, including the holidays. We can dispatch the full measure of our SERVPRO Green Fleet to offer effective and comprehensive mitigation and restoration solutions to our customers amid the earliest stages of damage recovery.

Our professionals have unique and continued training in modern fire restoration techniques, as well as the use of personal protective equipment like SCBA tanks and respirators to effectively remove debris and begin controlled demolition efforts even if the air is not clear of particulates and volatile gases. In-house training and online educational courses beyond our IICRC certifications help to keep potential hazards fresh in the minds of our technicians to approach jobs safely to ensure they get done as efficiently and thoroughly as possible.

We also offer homes the full array of our industry-leading equipment to handle all facets of fire restoration. For air quality concerns, we set up machines like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to begin pulling soot, smoke residue, dust, debris, and other particulates from the environment while we work. The HEPA filters can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns, making it an effective solution to improve the breathability of the air in your home after a fire has occurred.

While air quality is one step towards fire damage recovery, our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties can help you through each phase of the process with efficient and cost-effective techniques. Give us a call anytime at (931) 388-4248.

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Our Experts Will Save The Day After A Flood

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Experts Will Save The Day After A Flood Construction and management sites were inundated by heavy rain in the city.

Broken Sprinkler System Can Flood a Columbia Plaza Construction 

During the construction of new buildings throughout the Columbia area, investors and business owners alike work to see the job through to completion without unnecessary delays. Human error might account for many of these potential problems that push back opening dates for businesses within a newly constructed plaza, such as the improper installation of utilities or damaging overhead sprinkler units attached to active water lines. 

With many sprinkler networks directly connected to the main supply of water to the buildings, your mid-construction Columbia plaza can quickly become flooded. In these situations, responding to the situation immediately is critical to help preserve affected materials as much as possible and prevent the spread of water damage throughout the property more than has already occurred.  Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive fast to help slow the progression of this water as we get mitigation tactics underway to extract and dry the damaged areas. 

Our rapid response team arrives with our industry-leading equipment designed to remove excess water from your buildings quickly and efficiently. From truck-mounted pumps to portable extraction machines, our technicians on site can effectively remove all of the pooling water fast to make our drying efforts to come more successful. 

Flooding within your new construction can leave your investors and future business lessees uneasy. Taking care of the damages to the facility as promptly as possible is vital to re-establishing control of the situation and ensuring that with the help of our SERVPRO professionals, that these prospective businesses and franchise locations can open as planned. This assurance begins with a prompt response from our trained professionals equipped with the knowledge and equipment to make a difference fast. 

While you cannot account for the likelihood of human error throughout the construction of a plaza, you can choose the right professional restoration team to overcome potential hazards and damages resulting from flooding. Our SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties water restoration technicians have the training and the tools to clean and dry up the mess. Give us a call anytime at (931) 388-4248.

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Flood Damage In Your Columbia Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team At SERVPRO

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage In Your Columbia Home Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team At SERVPRO Handling flood damage is challenging but enlisting the help of a professional eases the process.

Tackling Different Challenges After Flood Damage In Columbia

Flooded properties present several challenges including contamination because floodwaters collect all sorts of wastes including raw sewage and industrial chemicals. Depending on how high the water rises, they might affect parts of the structure and contents like upholstery. Restoration, therefore, involves different actions including teardown, cleaning, and drying of the affected areas.
Dealing with contamination after incidents of flood damage in Columbia is a matter of priority because the toxic wastes and microorganisms involved can lead to health issues. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on different resources to counter this problem. We spray an EPA-registered disinfectant immediately after arriving at the loss site. Our crews are also equipped with necessary PPE, personal protective equipment, eliminating chances of contact with the floodwaters. We have high-speed truck-mounted water extractors and pumps to remove standing water from the loss site fast.
Salvaging items after property floods is a race against the clock because when items remain submerged for long, the likelihood of saving them dwindles. Some materials, especially the porous ones, cannot be saved because contamination spreads beyond the surface where cleaning action may not be sufficient. Our SERVPRO crew separates items into different categories establishing what to salvage or throw out immediately. We clean the non-porous items using professional cleaning agents to eliminate soiling and contamination.
Proper drying of the affected structure is necessary to prevent secondary problems like mold, rot, among others. The threat of mold is remarkably high because it starts growing within the first 48 hours of exposure to excessive moisture levels. Our SERVPRO teams utilize different techniques when drying the structure. We have high-speed air movers to direct airflow because air circulation is one of the most critical aspects of drying a structure. We also have a variety of dehumidifiers to handle different stages of the drying process. Our crews also bring portable generators to supply power to the drying equipment ensuring that the process continues even if there is no power from the mains.
Handling flood damage is challenging but enlisting the help of a professional eases the process. Call SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties to help. You can reach us at (931) 388-4248 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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Don't Let Fire Damage To Your Columbia Home Stress You Out Call The Team At SERVPRO For Help!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Don't Let Fire Damage To Your Columbia Home Stress You Out Call The Team At SERVPRO For Help! The cleanup and remediation needed in your Columbia home after a fire can be overwhelming.

Professional Fire Damage Restoration In Columbia

The cleanup and remediation needed in your Columbia home after a fire can be overwhelming. Fire damages not only the structure of your home, but the soot, smoke, and odors can permeate all furnishings, fixtures, and personal possessions. Fire residues are corrosive and toxic, exposing your home and its contents to progressive deterioration. Airborne debris creates risks for you and your family. Professional restoration efforts can help.

The source and fuel of the fire damage in your Columbia home affect the proper cleanup techniques needed to return it to preloss condition. Without comprehensive training in fire mitigation and then the application of proper protocols, attempts to clear away fire residues are likely to make things worse rather than better. Rely on our reliable fire damage restoration company to take you from ruin to “Like it never even happened.”

Speed is crucial when completing fire damage restoration tasks. SERVPRO’s crews are highly qualified to assess any fire scenario, putting into place and implementing an effective plan of action without delay. Our familiar green service vehicles stock the tools and products needed to clear away soot, remedy charring, and attend to the odors that always follow a fire event. Our team works together to complete the cleanup and restoration fast and completely.

One task that surprises fire victims is the need for water removal and structural drying before other cleaning. Firefighting almost always leaves a structure significantly waterlogged. SERVPRO is also a water restoration expert, making the remediation of water loss a seamless part of our overall fire damage strategy. Engaging our services means every possible complication is anticipated and a solution is always readily available.

Another challenge in fire damage remediation is matching types of soot and other debris with proper cleaning methods. SERVPRO technicians use their training and experience to ensure complete and appropriate removal of corrosive fire damage residues. Light ash vacuums and dry sponges away. Thicker coatings might need cleaners with wetting agents and surfactants to loosen the soot caused by electrical fires or the smoldering of fabrics. Protein fires started in kitchens deposit a thin, highly odiferous lacquer-like veneer on all surfaces. Our technicians use solvents and abrasive tools with great care to remove this difficult to remove soot.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties has the trained technicians and the proper equipment and products to restore your home after fire damage. Call us at (931) 388-4248 as soon as the firefighters release the premises back to you to start the restoration process.

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How Our Experts Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Columbia

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Our Experts Can Save Your Water Damaged Home In Columbia SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties offers highly-qualified technicians with the equipment and products to reverse the effects of a water catastrophe.

What To Expect From Professional Water Damage Restoration Services In Columbia

When a Columbia homeowner first experiences a water loss, the destructive power of the scenario can be overwhelming. Homeowners often share a sense of fear and helplessness as they watch structural components deteriorate and personal possessions face ruin. A seasoned and well-qualified water remediation company can halt the harm and return a property threatened with permanent destruction to preloss condition -- “Like it never even happened.”

Water damage to your Columbia home must be addressed as soon as possible. Relying on professional remediation services ensures management of the crisis with deliberate speed, fast but efficient steps taken to remove the water and dry out building materials and personal belongings. Our team also works directly with your insurance company, providing necessary documentation and limiting your out of pocket expenses.

The SERVPRO crew sent to your house travels with all the essential water remediation equipment in our familiar green service trucks. Our crew chief assesses your needs, and then our technicians get right to work without further delay. For standing water deeper than 2 inches we use submersible pumps, switching to wanded water extractors as the depth decreases. For safety reasons, electricity is often temporarily shut off during a water emergency. Our removal tools can be powered by alternative means, gas motors or truck-mounted generators filling in for the power grid.

We monitor building materials for moisture levels and use thermal scanning devices to find hidden caches of water. SERVPRO has high expectations for each of our production employees, supporting their training through IICRC courses in all aspects of water detection, removal, and applied structural drying. Our crews master strategies to release and extract trapped moisture, crucial because water that lingers can encourage mold growth within 24 to 48 hours.

Water removal is phase one of a water damage remediation project. Appropriate drying of affected spaces must follow, or the moisture continues to damage both structures and belongings. SERVPRO service vehicles stock the air movers and heaters needed to force moisture trapped inside porous materials into the air as vapor. We then position dehumidifiers to condense or absorb the water vapor so it can be removed permanently from your living spaces.

EPA registered antimicrobials can be a final treatment for the SERVPRO crew. The disinfectant agents inhibit any growth of molds or mildews. Application of these products adds a layer of protection, although we also work with you to arrange for repair or replacement of the source of water invasion. Proper maintenance of appliances, plumbing, gutter systems, roofs, and more minimizes the risk of future water damage.

SERVPRO of Maury / Giles Counties offers highly-qualified technicians with the equipment and products to reverse the effects of a water catastrophe. Call us 24 hours a day at (931) 388-4248 to schedule an assessment.

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