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How Roof Damage Can Cause Flooding in Your Waynesboro Home

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  How Roof Damage Can Cause Flooding in Your Waynesboro Home Tarp your roof to avoid further water damage.

Roof Damage That Can Flood Your Waynesboro Home

Storm damages can leave you with expensive repairs and unknowns for your Waynesboro home. Even more pressing than the immediate structural concerns are the effects that could result from vulnerabilities in areas like your home’s roof. The temperature swings through winter months along with severe weather systems can take their toll on shingled roofs, eventually prying off individual shingles or causing entire portions of your roof’s structure to fail.

Roof damages to your Waynesboro home can allow for many damaging effects to occur, but the most significant concern for homeowners is flooding. With vulnerabilities and penetration points in your roof’s structure, runoff and torrential rainfall can get inside the attic and upper floors of your home unabated. To resolve this situation, you need a team that can respond quickly with restoration and mitigation experience like our SERVPRO professionals.

From the time that our team arrives at your address, we can quickly determine the source of the damage that your home has sustained and work to provide immediate emergency repairs to prevent further penetration. Board up and tarping services can provide a temporary bandage to prevent further exposure while the mitigation work gets underway.

With flooding situations, extraction is critical to begin right away to prevent penetration into materials yet to get exposed to the spreading water. We can utilize portable pumps and extraction wands to ensure that all of the excess water gets removed from the affected areas to help in successful drying efforts to follow shortly after. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals can also remove at-risk items during this mitigation as part of our pack-out process to protect your belongings until the home gets restored.

Roof damage requires an immediate response from trained professionals that have the experience and equipment to help. If your home has already gotten flooded from vulnerabilities in your roof, let our SERVPRO of Augusta rapid response team help you to make this disaster “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime that you need us at (706) 868-5441.

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How a Small Waynesboro House Fire Can Cause Major Problems

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How a Small Waynesboro House Fire Can Cause Major Problems Even though a fire is contained, the damage spreads throughout the house.

Don't Wait for Minor Fire Damage in Waynesboro to Become Major

Professional damage mitigation and restoration companies should handle even small amounts of fire damage in Waynesboro homes. Even if the damages seem superficial at first, there are usually some long-term effects that may go unnoticed at first but cause major headaches later. Some of these problems can grow worse with time and develop from a small problem that can be dealt with quickly with the aid of a company like the SERVPRO Franchise System into a much more significant project taking multiple times the expenses and time to restore fully.

Smoke Damages

Almost all cases of fire damage in Waynesboro and other local communities involve smoke damage that needs professional mitigation. Smoke odors can be pervasive, working their way into the walls, floors, and structural components of your home. To deal with these problems, we employ specialized masking and odor neutralizing agents that specifically target the odor-producing molecules in most types of smoke. We deploy these agents through powerful thermal fogging machines that mimic the spread of smoke throughout your home. By the time we finish the process, we leave your home with a completely neutral, empty smell free of any sign of the fire.

Additional Complications

Every case of fire damage is different, and there are too many possible problems to list out in one article. If water was used to extinguish the blaze, we might have to contend with water damages and the possibility of mold growth. In some cases, smoke and ash may spread through the home's air conditioning and ventilation systems, requiring a thorough cleaning of them and other affected rooms. SERVPRO Franchise professionals are fully certified to handle almost any possible complication that may result from a fire, keeping all aspects of the restoration process under one company to eliminate the costs and confusion that can result from employing multiple contractors at once.

SERVPRO of Augusta provides 24/7 help for fire damages to homes across the region. Call us at (706) 868-5441 to find out how we can help.

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Ultimate Solution for Hephzibah Home Water Damage

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ultimate Solution for Hephzibah Home Water Damage As appliances start to get older, there is always the chance of failure and a leak. Contact SERVPRO to dry out your property after an event.

Bad Refrigerator Connections Could Damage Your Hephzibah Home

Appliances can be a staple of comfortable living in your Hephzibah home, but they can also be costly components to widespread water loss incidents or cleanup situations that require professional support. Our team has helped in many situations where appliances were improperly installed or failed in some capacity, which led to water that required fast cleaning to prevent structural concerns or worsening conditions.

The refrigerator in your home can be the cause of Hephzibah water damage incidents in multiple ways. The most common of these would be an issue with the connection that supplies the unit’s ice making or fresh water functions. When a hose gets disconnected by moving the refrigerator, the fitting erodes against the appliance itself, or any other potential problem, that small line can begin steadily spewing out water to the floor. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can help.

Water damage is not as cut and dry as it might seem to be to many homeowners. From the moment that water gets exposed to construction materials, flooring, and other surfaces, it begins to saturate into these materials immediately. Preventing this phenomenon is impossible, but ensuring that the moisture gets removed entirely is the only safeguard to preventing additional effects like mold growth.

Our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly with the equipment to rapidly extract water from the affected areas to make drying efforts begin as promptly as possible. The faster that our team can begin these efforts, the less likely it becomes that structural elements and flooring materials have to get removed and later replaced. The industry-leading equipment that we use can preserve them from unnecessary demolition with penetrative drying tools like our high-powered air movers, dehumidifiers, weighted extractors and our injectidry system, which can dry out wall cavities where moisture has gotten detected.

While appliances might be a modern convenience available in almost every home, they can also cause issues of their own. You can always count on our SERVPRO of Augusta South/Burke & Wilkes Counties team to arrive quickly to make the mess “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (706) 868-5441.
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Duct Cleaning

2/3/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Duct Cleaning Dirty air return

Have you thought about the areas of your home that you can't see that may need cleaning during your "Spring Cleaning" venture. An area that most folks do not pay attention to is the heating and air conditioning unit. Duct cleaning can be essential to the longevity of your A/C unit as well as an improvement to the air quality inside your home. It is worth the investment to every home. We provide this service whether it is on a home we are cleaning from smoke damage, mold or just age.


1/27/2016 (Permalink)

A home or business fire can be a very stressful event for the property owner. Damage to personal belongings and the contents of the building is just one concern. Timely mitigation is the key to controlling damage, while reducing downtime and recovery cost$$$! We understand how disruptive fires can be for business owners, tenants and even customers. That is why SERVPRO offers 24 hour emergency response. Don't proscatinate on making the call to start the mitigation process. A rapid response cuts loss of time and money. SERVPRO will help limit damage and get your home or facility back in operation quickly.