Why SERVPRO is Your First Choice for Fire Damage Recovery in Thomson
Smoke and soot residue are hard to clean. SERVPRO the cleaners and trained technicians to restore your home.
Meeting Tight Timetables for Effective Fire Damage Recovery in Thomson is Why SERVPRO Demonstrates Consistent Success
If you and your family do face the challenge of fire recovery in Thomson, stress and worry might arise because assessment and project planning and implementation must occur quickly. Our residential customers rarely have personal experience with the phases, steps, tasks, and activities necessary to make the mess and confusion “Like it never even happened.” We continuously prepare for efficient fire mitigation and remediation, why we receive positive feedback from our clients.
The Fire Recovery Clock Is Ticking
Coping with the aftermath of fire damage in Thomson brings into sharp focus how rapidly smoke and fire residues can set permanent deterioration processes in motion. Some surfaces discolor within hours or days. Structural supports like metal and wood tarnish and weaken as days and weeks go by without professional attention. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team knows that harm intensifies and costs rise when abatement of corrosive fire residues delays. The crew sent to your home is poised to act as soon as a preliminary assessment completes, our technicians’ experience and fully-stocked service vehicles demonstrating why We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Building Integrity Relies on Swift Interventions
Cleanup of firefighting water and soot residue needs to progress as quickly as possible. During combustion, fuels create soot when materials burn incompletely. Soot residue and volatile vapors are spread by rising and expanding air, eventually adhering to surfaces throughout your home. Soot residue is unlike ordinary soiling, creating difficulties in dissolving and removing dependent on the materials burned and the conditions during the burn. The targeted training our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) master from the IICRC is why SERVPRO rapidly and reliably matches various soots to appropriate and effective cleaning techniques and products.
Clearing the Air
Floating fire damage residues impair air quality and expose your residence to the risk of persistent odors. Mechanical removal of the airborne material is essential to improving air quality and minimizing odor, why SERVPRO employs up to date negative pressure air scrubbing technology. HEPA filters pull contaminated air through and trap toxic odor-bearing particles. We also make use of innovative equipment like thermal foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators to neutralize smoke odors at the molecular level.
Reliably rapid response and use of research-based industry best practices are why SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties delivers premium fire damage mitigation and remediation. Call us at (706) 843-1990 to schedule an evaluation immediately after the firefighters release your residence for restoration.
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We Are Prepared To Restore Your Thomson Home 24/7
This air scrubber recycles the interior air through HEPA and activates charcoal to cleanse the air of the smoke odor left after a fire.
SERVPRO Can Provide Fire Debris Removal Services for Your Thomson Home
A fire could leave a much larger mess than expected in your Thomson home and may leave you in need of fire debris removal services. Finding your home on fire, no matter the size of the blaze, can cause anxiety for any homeowner. The aftermath could be incredibly overwhelming because there is no time to prepare yourself for the damages in your home. For this reason, if a fire broke out in your house, it is essential to reach out for help immediately.
In this scenario, immediately calling for local Thomson fire debris removal and remediation services to your home could cut down on the overall expense of the restoration. Let's say that your kitchen suffered the most damage after a faulty electrical socket caused the fire inside your home. In particular, imagine that the cabinetry and countertops are beyond salvaging. They were reduced to little more than debris left behind by the flames. Furthermore, your kitchen would also be covered in ash and soot, which would also need to be cleaned up.
At SERVPRO, we know and understand how nerve-wracking facing home-damaged can be. We also know how time-sensitive some fire damages can be inside of your home. To ensure your satisfaction, and to do the job right, SERVPRO bases our schedule around yours. Whenever you need us, 3 am or 3 pm, our technicians can make their way to your home with a van-full of advanced equipment designed for the job.
When our technicians got to your home, we could immediately go inside and investigate the damages. Our highly certified technicians could demolish the countertops and cabinetry that are unsalvageable immediately, throwing away the debris and clearing the clutter from your home. Furthermore, because the hypothetical fire was electrical in nature, the drywall behind the counters could have also been profoundly affected. SERVPRO can demolish that as well and clear out the insulation to expose the frame of your home.
Lastly, our technicians are also certified to rebuild your home in a situation like this. We could call in a trusted electrician to fix the wiring issue and then rebuild once the job is done. Once finished, we can paint, and then return your home to you, "Like it never even happened."
When disaster strikes your home, never wait. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties by phoning (706) 843-1990. No matter the time, or the place, our techs are ready to help.
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Let Our Crew Save Your Home In Thomson
“Like it never even happened.”
Why Thomson Homeowners turn to SERVPRO Restoration Services when Property Damages get out of hand
The impact of a property disaster is not just a financial one. Many Thomson homeowners lose possessions that cannot be replaced as well as finding it difficult to maintain the commitments of their everyday life while repairs take place. SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties has an award-winning leadership team that can bring your property back to pre-damage condition before the disaster with little inconvenience to the homeowner. We specialize in restoration services related to fire, mold, water, and storm damages while operating with a restore over replace mentality that could salvage precious items or documents. Professional services begin with a quick phone call to our 24-hour emergency line.
There are many potential fire-hazard items in your home environment. Some are easy to spot, like open flames on the stove or a fireplace. Others may be harder to carry out regular maintenance on, these may include old wiring inside walls or faulty appliances and electrical equipment. Unfortunately, keeping on top of all fire hazards in the home is near impossible, which is why house fires do happen. The best insurance policy is to make sure you have a professional restoration service on hand to conduct the necessary repairs and limit losses.
The level of fire damage in your Thomson home can range from minor to moderate, to severe. However, the principle of restoring your home afterward remains the same. SERVPRO technicians are experts at preparing a damaged site for restoration services with a can-do attitude and a range of connections with third-party contractors and insurance adjusters. Our goal is to ensure you get your property back to its preloss condition so you can get back to your everyday life quickly.
The preparation of a job site can be an essential task in moderate to major losses. High-temperature fires can cause damage to the structure of your home that must be removed, repaired, or replaced to maintain the integrity and prevent persistent odors. SERVPRO technicians can remove and dispose of charred items in the home as well as perform light carpet cleaning, deodorization, and hazard neutralizing services to allow contractors to enter the site quickly. Often drying, cleaning, and controlling indoor atmosphere can save lots of expenses during home restoration in Thomson and could prevent permanent damages from occurring.
The scale of loss water damage in your Thomson home depends on how quickly you remove the water, clean, and dry the property. The timeframe is especially essential when dealing with carpets, which can sustain permanent damages if wet for a period of seventy hours or more. Our local water restoration technicians (WRT) can perform the necessary steps to mitigate against further losses while providing thorough removal and drying services to the structural components of your property.
Carpets are naturally absorbent and become up to 50% weaker when wet. Thin fiber carpets may need to be floated- a process of detaching the affected material, drying underneath using an axial air mover, then replacing and cleaning it using professional-grade carpet cleaners. Thicker fibers can usually remain in place while SERVPRO technicians use a heavy water extractor, which both vacuums excess moisture into a storage tank and uses weight to squeeze excess moisture from the carpet itself.
Beneath the carpets in your Thomson home are carpet pads. These porous foam materials absorb water quickly and can break apart if moisture content levels get too high. SERVPRO can remove these pads, cutting them up into smaller pieces, then placing them into waterproof bags for disposal. Once your carpets are thoroughly dry and treated with anti-microbial chemicals, we can replace the carpet pads along with the carpet to make the damage seem “Like it never even happened.”
Hurricanes are among some of the most dangerous and destructive natural weather events to occur in the US. There are several preventative measures that SERVPRO recommends you take during storm seasons, including securing windows or doors, reinforcing garage doors, elevating valuables to upper floors, and putting in place flood barriers to prevent rushing water from entering your home. However, even with these measures in place, storm damage in your Thomson property can require professional loss recovery services.
Being ankle deep in water at three am in the morning can be overwhelming for even the most industrious of homeowners. SERVPRO operates out-of-hours restoration services for precisely this kind of emergency and can help to limit the losses sustained in your Thomson property. Leaving a situation like this overnight is a risk that could end up costing you permanent damages. We can arrive promptly to perform the necessary steps to prevent those damages, but you can assist by removing any small possessions to the upper levels of your home before our arrival.
Mitigating losses involves performing a series of steps that control damages until greater attention can be given to the affected area. Blocking furniture involves placing blocks underneath larger immovable items, like sofas, to raise them above the standing water level. This process also prevents dyes from running from wet fabrics and causing staining on carpets or flooring below. SERVPRO restoration services can then perform the water removal and drying tasks quickly without having to worry about permanent damages being sustained to your personal property.
The detection of mold in your property does not always require professional restoration services, although it is preferable given that microbial growth can be stubborn and keep returning without comprehensive remediation. Light mold growth around windows or walls may be possible to remove using household cleaning solutions and scrubbing with steel wool or other tenacious scouring materials. However, sometimes, mold damage in your Thomson home may be occurring inside the walls, not just on the surface level.
You can check for mold inside walls by using two methods. The first is to remove a section of drywall and inspect underneath- although you can risk damaging a water pipe or electrical wire, causing more hassle than it was worth. The recommended method is to smell electrical outlets in the home. These have direct access to your wall cavities, and you may notice a musty odor emanating from these areas of your Thomson home. If you do suspect mold inside walls, you must enlist professional restoration services as wall demolition may be needed to restore the home properly.
Drywall is a porous material and is often considered non-salvageable once an infestation has taken hold. SERVPRO can perform controlled demolitions of drywall to gain access to wall cavities and remediate mold issues. To prevent the spread of mold spores that can become airborne during demolition, we can create a containment area and apply negative air pressure during service. In large loss scenarios, dehumidifiers can be deployed to control humidity and prevent mold from germinating overnight.
SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is a premier restoration service for when fire, mold, storm or water damages get out of hand. Contact us using our 24 hours operated call line at (706) 843-1990.
How SERVPRO Remediates Water Damage in Thomson
This picture is from a water remediation job in Augusta. We had to remove the flooring to complete the drying process before restoration could begin.
Debris Removal and Cleanup After Thomson Water Damage
With more than 150 years of combined restoration experience in our esteemed team of professionals, we have become a trusted name for water restoration in Thomson and surrounding areas. As fast as these situations can get out of control, it becomes more apparent how vital a ‘one-stop-shop’ for mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction is for your compromised residence. Our SERVPRO team has unique training to handle both the controlled demolition and skills necessary for debris removal as well as the necessary cleaning efforts required after a disaster.
Experience and knowledge of industry standards drive us to address even water cleanup in Thomson homes with enthusiasm and confidence. We know that the only path to making water loss incidents “Like it never even happened” for your home is through our premier cleaning services. We have an entire division of qualified professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in various facets of cleaning and recovery.
Debris removal is a process overseen by our highly experienced construction professionals. As a comprehensive provider, these professionals can not only address controlled demolition needs for the house but also work to reconstruct and repair water damages fully once mitigation work completes. We offer a seamless transition between mitigation tasks like rubbish removal, drying, and extraction to fully remodeling compromised portions of your home to your precise specifications.
We have a full line of cleaning products, antibacterial agents, and deodorizers that can work to better the look and function of your property after water staining, residues, and other debris concerns. Our team of cleaning technicians works alongside the efforts of other restoration professionals in your home to provide an efficient and cost-effective water recovery solution.
As overwhelming as water loss situations can become, we have a team of qualified professionals to oversee the vital cleaning phase. You can count on our experience and industry-leading equipment whenever you need it. Give our SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties team a call today at (706) 843-1990.
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We Get You Back In Business In Thomson After A Flood
When stormwater enters through a hole in the roof, water damage is often the result. We have state of the art equipment to begin repairs right away.
Seasonal Storm Flood Damage Challenge the Pledge of Commercial Property Owners to Remain Open in Thomson
When the Thomson area is in the path of extreme weather, including tropical depressions and storms or even hurricanes, the ability of your restaurant to remain open can lift the spirits of the entire community. Prepare for the challenges of high winds, torrential rains, and the resulting flooding in collaboration with our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained team.
A Community Landmark
Generations of families count on your Thomson restaurant come flood damage or fair weather. As your neighbors, family, and friends regroup after the violence and fear engendered by the storm, a warm and welcoming place to gather, compare notes, and plan is much appreciated. Creating an agenda to avoid most substantial harm and rapidly remediate your property is your gift to the community.
Our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) Helps You Help Others
Long before hurricane season contact SERVPRO to begin the process of developing your individualized Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We send an experienced project manager to inspect and evaluate your physical layout. Our seasoned supervisor looks for the strengths and the vulnerabilities of your dining destination. Because of our considerable experience in the disaster recovery industry expect us to make recommendations that could minimize the effect of flooding on your business.
Adapt to Limit the Effects of a Potential Flooding Crisis
Raising equipment and moving food inventories above flood levels are options to investigate. Installing a sump pump system and sandbagging can help limit standing water. Ensuring roofing and gutters are secure and draining away from the building perimeter also improve outcomes if several inches of rain falls over a short period or throughout several sequential “training” storms.
Share Details with the ERP App
Give us more information about your operations and priorities by completing the individualized Profile. Clarify that SERVPRO is your restoration company choice. Designate agents among your employees or other individuals to act for you if distance or other circumstances prevent you from taking charge immediately.
Let SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties help you keep the coffee hot and the nourishment coming despite flood damage in the area. Call (706) 843-1990 now to schedule an ERP assessment in anticipation of stormy weather.
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We Provide Thorough Assessments To Thomson Homes After A Flood
The carpeting and the soaked drywall have been removed in a "controlled demolition" after flood damage struck this home.
Recovery without Flood Coverage in Thomson Homes
Much of the work that our professional restorers can offer Thomson homes after any loss incident can often get partially or entirely covered by homeowner insurance. Flooding is one of the exceptions to this, as many standard policies do not include flood coverage, especially in areas less prone to this disaster. With every home potentially at risk for these natural disasters and flooding following structural damages, you need to know how to address these threats even without the proper insurance coverage.
Insurance companies are not always forthcoming with the services that they can help to afford, which might include debris removal or even flood water removal for Thomson residences. As vague as a policy might be, the most effective approach that homeowners can take is to reach out to your insurance adjuster or agent directly. You can usually reach a representative 24/7 unless you have a local provider with strict office hours.
This call can give you an idea if any aspects of flood damage recovery get covered by your policy. Our SERVPRO team can arrive quickly to your emergency to provide a thorough assessment and estimate of the repair and restoration costs. We can work with your insurance provider when necessary to coordinate which recovery options are out of pocket expenses for our customers. A general estimate of the proposed restoration cost can also help you to determine if utilizing insurance coverage is cost-effective, as many property owners still must initially afford a deductible.
Our SERVPRO team can help to work with our customers to meet specific budgetary confinements when possible without cutting corners on the quality result you expect. Our ability to keep your costs lower hinges on our fast response to emergencies to contain the damaged areas and to begin vital mitigation efforts that can protect installed construction materials from requiring removal and reinstallation.
Many homeowners throughout the Greater Augusta area do not have flood coverage on their home insurance. Despite this fact, our SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties team can still help whenever disasters strike. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (706) 843-1990.
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We Have Advanced Equipment To Restore Your Thomson Home After A Fire
The air scrubber was set up to recycle the interior air through HEPA and activate charcoal to cleanse the air after a fire struck.
How Thermal Imaging Cameras can Help Mitigation after a Fire Damages a Property in Thomson
One of the first things people want to do when they experience a fire inside their Thomson home is to throw some water on the blaze. While this is most effective at the beginning stages, especially when directing the water at the bottom of the fire instead of the top of the flames, it doesn't work for all fires.
Kitchen fires that start when cooking oil or grease ignite in your kitchen in Thomson creating fire damage to large areas partly because they do not respond as hoped when water gets dumped on the fire. The splattering of oil also helps the fire spread. This can start a massive explosion. Because of hotspots' ability to restart fires after firefighters leave the scene, they often pour massive amounts of water into a house.
While we are not looking for hotspots themselves when we start mitigating a house, we do want to know where excess amounts of water might exist. Water left behind after fire damage can also cause damage of its own, in addition to the visible fire damage you see. It can affect places that escaped the fire, including electrical outlets and your heating and cooling system.
When imaging of these components show cooler temperatures, our building services team knows to inspect these units. Early repairs can prevent system failure and also subsequent fires from overheating related to corrosion. Heating systems that develop cracks can also put your home at risk of carbon monoxide leaks. Running the system while checking for elevated temperatures can show us where problems exist before they can worsen.
Electrical systems might show either a cooler area right after a fire if it remains soaked, or an increase in temperature when several appliances are using a significant amount of current. Either situation can indicate damage that we should repair before your family experiences problems during normal use.
In addition to locating still-damp areas in your home after a fire, our team at SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties can help homeowners in Waynesboro, Washington, and Wrens perform post-fire mitigation, restoration of damaged areas, and additional work on your property to ensure things return to preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.” Call our 24-hour services line at (706) 843-1990, so we can start the process of getting your family back home and comfortable again.
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A Primer on How to Remove Water From Thomson Homes After Appliance Failures
Is your dishwasher causing water damage? SERVPRO can restore your home!
Water Removal in Thomson is a Team Effort
When your Thomson home experiences water damage from plumbing leaks, overflowing tubs and sinks, or appliance malfunction the damage can be widespread. Structural components and contents are all in the path of destruction, and a fast and integrated approach is needed. Our experienced water loss crews arrive within hours of your first call, ready to assess and plan for efficient and comprehensive water evacuation.
Fully Stocked Trucks Avoid Delays
Although we take care to individualize your Thomson water removal plan to reflect the specifics of your disaster, our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training and on the job experience give us a general context for future jobs. Our signature green service vehicles stock the water removal equipment needed to pump or extract large or small quantities of liquids on demand. We listen to your questions and explain how we intend to employ restoration industry best practices to your water removal needs. Our goal always is to return you home to preloss condition, creating a work plan that balances all these variables.
Water Removal Basics
Once the crew chief communicates the plan, SERVPRO technicians are on it without delay, evacuating water swiftly. If water is more in-depth than two inches, we place submersible pumps to move water out rapidly. As the depth diminishes we switch to wanded extractors, pulling fluids off surfaces. Because water can migrate through cracks and crevices, we use thermal imaging cameras to locate hidden water caches in building cavities. If trapped water is a problem, controlled demolition techniques like flood cuts or weep holes release the fluids for collection and disposal.
Water Removal Includes Structural Drying
We record moisture levels of wet building materials with sensitive meters. We monitor and record the numbers throughout the project, the data forming the basis for an effective drying plan. Our crew members sample moisture levels of similar structural components in non-affected areas of the building, collecting and comparing them to the damaged spaces. These measurements help to determine a reasonable drying goal. Drying equipment also stocked on SERVPRO trucks for immediate use is positioned for optimum moisture removal effect, operating until we meet the mark.
SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties prepares to assist with your water removal needs with highly-qualified employees and easily accessible and effective equipment. Call us at (706) 843-1990 day or night to schedule an assessment and follow through.
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Why Advanced Training Helps SERVPRO Deal with All Classes of Water Damage in Your Thomson Home
You probably consider water loss incidents as either simple enough to handle on your own or too extensive, thus necessitating the involvement of a professional restorer. However, water damage can present some complexities beyond how big or small the entire incident is. The advanced training our water restoration technicians receive helps them deal with any class of water loss.
Water Intrusion Point
The incident that leads to water damage in your Thomson home can start at any point whether it is the roof, walls, or close to the floor. When focused on the volume of water spilled, it is easy to miss other crucial aspects of the loss, such as the intrusion point. High intrusion points can affect more materials, even when involving limited amounts of water. Such a case is likely to fall under class 3 water loss category in which the loss covers almost the entire area. In such situations, our SERVPRO technicians try to work fast to save more items.
Lead Time Before Discovery
In ideal situations, the restoration process should start immediately after the spill happens. However, if the home is unoccupied or the leak starts in a concealed section, some time might pass before discovery, thus delaying restoration. When time passes, the water can ruin materials with low permeance such as hardwood floors. Conventional restoration procedure might not reverse the damage left effectively. In such cases, our SERVPRO technicians take extra steps such as using drying chambers to control the drying rate of drying, thus minimizing chances of warping, buckling, and other permanent damages to the floorboards.
Odors and Water Losses
After a water spill, additional problems such as odors or microbial growth can develop primarily if the stagnant water sits over extended periods. Odors can persist even after restorative cleaning because some odor particles penetrate deep into materials. Using equipment such as ULV foggers which atomize deodorizing agents, our SERVPRO technicians can eliminate stubborn odors.
To deal with water loss incidents conveniently, call SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties to help. You can reach us any time at (706) 843-1990. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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Why SERVPRO Includes Air Scrubbers as Part of Our Water Damage Mitigation Equipment in Thomson
Leaky pipe joints and connections, appliances with old fittings, forgotten sinks that overflowed, and many other situations can leave damp areas inside your home in Thomson. During mitigation and restoration work, we use several different types of equipment that target specific features of your property, including the contents.
The increased presence of newly-activated microbes is why SERVPRO uses air scrubbers while mitigating and restoring homes in Thomson suffering from water damage. In addition to cleaning the air of these organic contaminants, the removal of ruined materials, carpets, and other activities can cause the amount of dust to increase inside your residence. This increase of indoor pollutants continues during the restoration process while our building services crew finishes the final touches to your home.
A significant portion of the dust created during mitigation comes from cutting materials away from their installation site and packaging them for easy removal. The tearing out of drywall means your home's air ends up with paper dust from the facing and backing sheets, as well as the gypsum itself. Paint dust can also become airborne. Sanding dried joint compound before painting also produces dust.
When our activities are likely to produce airborne debris, we also use vacuums equipped with HEPA filters to capture the particles before they degrade the indoor air quality. Carpets, especially those with water damage, can throw a large amount of dust, mites, dander, and broken carpet fibers into the air when we pull them and the padding underneath out. We often use plastic sheeting to build on-the-spot containment chambers inside the house we are mitigating. However, air scrubbers play a crucial role in keeping the air clean for us, and eventually, for your family. The HEPA filtration system can snare particulates as small as 0.3 microns, about 150 are needed to equal the width of a human hair. Pretty small!
Our SERVPRO technicians take a holistic approach regarding water damage mitigation; there is more to the service than just extracting water and removing the dampness. We ensure that the IAQ indoor air quality is within safe levels, unpleasant odors have been eliminated, and your contents and structure are safe and secure.
SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties also covers Waynesboro, Washington, and Wrens. Call us at (706) 843-1990 for the latest in technological advances that we put to work for all our water damage customers.