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10/17/2019 (Permalink)

living room cleaned and restored “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.


Fire
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.


Water
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.”


Storm
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.


Mold
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.

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