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Providing Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services and Building Relationships in Columbus

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Providing Expert Fire Damage Restoration Services and Building Relationships in Columbus Call SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out to prevent further damage to your home.

Rely on SERVPRO When a Fire Leaves Your Home Unsafe and Damaged

When your Columbus area property suffers fire damage, acting quickly can be vital to limiting the losses you experience as well as the amount of damage inflicted on your home. Some homeowners think that once the fire is out, the damage stops, allowing you the opportunity to clean things up later. 

Unfortunately, fire damage in your Columbus home continues long after the flames go out. In a matter of hours, furniture, appliances, and personal belongings can go from restorable to unsalvageable. Ash, soot and smoke residues take their toll on porous materials while wreaking havoc on the protective coatings on harder surfaces found in your home as well. 

Your home is precious; you work hard to make a safe place for your family to enjoy. Our team at SERVPRO understands what it means when you trust us with your home restoration tasks and take it to heart when finding solutions to help fellow members of our local community recover. We live, work, and play right here beside you, making it essential to support those around us and keep our community active, healthy, and secure. 

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can inspect your home, offering quality restoration services that are specific to your situation. Our restoration experts can also help you determine the amount of restoration you need, basing solutions on the amount of damage present and manage your entire restoration from start to finish. 

We provide you with the latest tools, equipment, and techniques available and provide you with a variety of services that help restore fire and water damage often caused by this type of event. SERVPRO technicians implement services that follow local, state, and federal guidelines for packing, transporting, and disposing of any materials found unsalvageable and work hard to maintain a safe working environment throughout your restoration process.

SERVPRO of South Columbus has full emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including weekends and holidays. We are always available, providing professional restoration personnel, equipment, and resources throughout Bexley, Obetz, and Lithopolis at a moments notice.  Call us today at (614) 863-1392.

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Quality Mold Damage Remediation Services In Columbus

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Quality Mold Damage Remediation Services In Columbus You can stay ahead of mold in your hotel by understanding what to look for or be aware of, making it possible to catch problems before they get worse.

Mold Damage Remediation Services

Your Columbus hotel may have mold contamination without you even knowing. However, anytime you have a water problem, such as plumbing leaks, faulty appliances, or incidents in guest rooms, mold growth has the perfect environment to grow.

You can stay ahead of mold damage in your Columbus area hotel by understanding what to look for or be aware of, making it possible to catch problems before they get out of hand. Mold releases a dank, musty odor. Since mold can remain hidden, this smell might be the only clue you get about its existence. Whenever you sense a problem, take action immediately and contact a qualified mold remediation specialist.

SERVPRO’s fully-licensed IICRC technician can check for visible signs of mold in your hotel without disturbing growth areas and avoid spreading the infection to other areas of your hotel. Mold can hide in your walls, behind wallpaper, in carpeting, and enjoys any moist, humid climates found on your property. Your basement, attic, storeroom, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchen all supply an inviting environment for mold.

You should have the proper ventilation installed for any area that maintains high humidity levels or has condensation problems. Mold can spread within 24-48 hrs if any water leak or flood area does not receive the proper attention immediately. Once you locate a mold problem in your hotel, do not wait. Contact SERVPRO for 24-hr emergency response to your mold remediation problem.

Our IICRC technicians understand how mold grows and what attracts the fungus to common areas found in your hotel. We can locate the existing problem, remove and dispose of contaminated materials, and help you stop the mold problem on your property in its tracks. With access to water extraction, drying, cleaning, and deodorization equipment of all shapes and sizes, SERVPRO can handle any size mold problem you may find in your hotel.

Contact SERVPRO of South Columbus for access to the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to clean and restore your Lithopolis, Bexley, or Grove City business, today. We have teams established right here in our community to offer assistance whenever necessary, call today (614) 863-1392.

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Use SERVPRO ERP to Hasten Water Removal from a Mall in Columbus

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Use SERVPRO ERP to Hasten Water Removal from a Mall in Columbus Water damage in shopping malls can be taken care of faster when businesses take advantage of SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile system.

Preparation Can Help Speed Up the Restoration Process and Minimize Damages

Water removal from a mall in Columbus can be difficult for us to handle under normal circumstances due to many different confounding factors and variables. Malls are massive, unique in layout, and contain an extraordinarily high number of water lines and outlets, all of which can be prone to ruptures, leaks, and catastrophes without any notice. However, diligent mall renters and owners can help to improve our speed and quality of care through the use of the SERVPRO ERP system.

The Emergency Ready Profile system is designed to help businesses like shopping malls in Columbus receive water removal and other services from SERVPRO with as little delay between disaster and repair as possible. For fast, sudden events such as water line ruptures, less than an hour of time shaved off of our reaction can mean thousands of dollars saved for you. Without fast action, water can accumulate and cause severe damage and potentially lead to even more significant problems, such as a nasty mold infestation. Thus, for astute business owners, an immediate reaction to water disasters should be a priority.

SERVPRO ERP allows a business owner to create individualized, unique profiles for each location, building, and sub-unit in his or her possession. This makes the system ideal for establishments such as shopping malls that contain a wide variety of smaller stores and layouts that have unique setups and situations that could otherwise impede our efforts to remove water from the facility. By uploading floor plans, blueprints, critical access point locations, and other relevant bits of data, you can grant our technicians access to essential information with only the touch of a button when things go wrong. For more extensive floods that encompass most or all of the mall, the same system can be used to indicate a bigger problem and convey relevant information about the whole place to our first responders. Through this system, you can protect your buildings and businesses faster and with greater efficacy in the future.

SERVPRO of South Columbus is ready 24/7 to respond to calls for help. If your business needs water removed from the premises, call us at (614) 863-1392.

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Regain Control Of Your Columbus Area Home Using Professional Mold Remediation Services

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Regain Control Of Your Columbus Area Home Using Professional Mold Remediation Services Mold damage can become a severe problem.

Professional Mold Remediation Services

Living in Columbus comes with a variety of benefits including, pop, spaghetti chili, big boy hamburgers, and being among those that enjoy an original buckeye. However, it also means that you most likely live in a stucco home that is highly susceptible to mold.

Real stucco is comparable to cement, offering homeowners an option with very little maintenance and excellent protection for their Columbus area home. Unfortunately, mold damage can become a severe problem. Improper installation and time both take their toll, allowing mold to seep behind the stucco, entering interior walls of your home, often without you ever knowing a problem exists.

With mold spores entering your home from the outside, every plumbing leak or minor water issue spawns growth, leaving patches of mold throughout your home that can significantly affect the overall indoor air quality and living environment in your home. Calling a company, like SERVPRO, can give you the upper hand when dealing with mold issues and help you regain control.

Mold can survive for weeks inside of your walls, just waiting for the right conditions to exist to allow it to spread. With mold being a naturally occurring element of our ecosystem, it becomes a common problem that many homeowners face. SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can help you locate hidden pockets of mold, repair damages, and even help you prevent future growth.

Remember, just because you cannot see mold, does not mean that you are mold free. The majority of mold particles are invisible to the naked eye and require specialized tools to identify the problem accurately. SERVPRO has expertly trained mold remediation specialists, advanced equipment, and years of experience dealing with mold damage situations throughout the area.

Take the time to contact SERVPRO of South Columbus, today. We can perform a full inspection of your property or begin your home’s mold remediation, immediately. Call us 24/7, day or night, including holidays. We have the answers you need to protect your investment, family, and home (614) 863-1392.

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Remediating Flood Damage in Columbus

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Remediating Flood Damage in Columbus Sandbags and Floods in Columbus? SERVPRO Can Remove the Water and Cleanup

Water Extraction in Columbus Properties is the Key to Damage Mitigation

Winter storms continue in Columbus. Both rain and snowfall and the forecast show more coming. The cold weather does not stop floodwater. It just makes dealing with it more miserable, which is why homeowners need to call in professional service.

Remediating Columbus flood damage is never a simple task. Every home is different, and any restoration company needs to be familiar with the area. When water from Three Creeks Park or another source spills into area neighborhoods, SERVPRO quickly responds with a 24/7 response team. We do everything possible to start work as swiftly as possible, taking care of not just our customers, but our neighbors.

Our response team leader begins the quick inspection. We work with your insurance adjuster if appropriate. If there is an opportunity to block more water from coming into the home, we may be able to establish a temporary water break using sandbags. If the flood has lifted pipes out of the ground and damaged the plumbing, we shut off the line leading into the home.

Next, we bring in pumps to remove the deep water. Our commercial grade machines quickly draw out the water and make it safer for our response team to enter the home. We then use extraction wands to remove surface water that the pumps cannot draw out. SERVPRO personnel utilizes the same devices to remove water from carpets and wood floors. Our extraction wands also have a built-in heating unit, so we use them to begin the drying process as well.

Technicians use moisture meters to determine if the carpets and wood are dry. If there is still a high level of moisture, we set up a combination of air movers and axial exhaust fans to force warm, dry air across the surfaces to continue drawing out water trapped inside them.

We also test the surrounding walls for high moisture content. Since many building materials are more easily damaged when wet, we first set up dehumidifiers to draw moisture from the items and the surrounding air. The machines we use can remove 25 gallons of water per day. As everything dries, we carefully use the same air movers to speed up the drying process without causing any further damage that might force us to demolish drywall or other materials.

If you have flooding problems in your home, SERVPRO of South Columbus is here to help. We have provided disaster remediation to our neighbors for many years and are ready to assist you today. Call us for more information at (614) 863-1392 or to schedule a visit.

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Tips to Keep in Mind for Warehouses with Water Damage in Columbus

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tips to Keep in Mind for Warehouses with Water Damage in Columbus It is important to keep an up to date list of all inventory in your warehouse or commercial space in the case of water damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Your Commercial Water Damage Needs

The nature of most warehouses means that floods can create unique and challenging safety situations. If the warehouse space begins to flood, restorations can be complicated, and safety conditions are often less than ideal. While SERVPRO technicians are experienced enough to recognize the risks and stipulations of water damage to a warehouse in Columbus, employees, managers, and other individuals associated with the building may not be. Keep these words of advice in mind if your warehouse should ever flood, in a storm or otherwise.

Damage Can Happen High Up, But Only If You Let It

Even if the floodwaters stop short of specific elevations in your Columbus warehouse, water damage may still occur to items and materials above water level with time. This is a result of relative humidity: whenever an enclosed space floods, the relative humidity in that space tends to rise drastically. Only by contacting SERVPRO quickly and receiving emergency mitigation service can you avoid the risks associated with high humidity. With time, excessively humid conditions can foster mold growth, oxidize some metals, and hasten the degradation of sensitive organic matter such as paper and cardboard. We bring in heavy dehumidifying equipment to take care of humidity before it becomes an issue.

High Places Should Be Accessible in an Emergency

Should the flood happen suddenly, you want to make sure that higher places in the building can be reached quickly. While it may make sense to cordon these places off from most workers during day-to-day operations, keeping them locked away could lead to a costly lawsuit in an emergency. Try to keep access points spread out so that two workers on opposite ends of the facility can both be safe.

Keep Your Inventory Updated and Verifiable

When insurance adjusters and representatives come to do their business, they typically want to see recent, verifiable, and complete inventory lists to determine appropriate coverage. Remember that it is in their best interests not to cover your losses - make sure that you have proof of everything lost in the disaster. SERVPRO can assist here on request with professional inventory evaluation services.

SERVPRO of South Columbus has the tools, personnel, and contacts necessary to take on even the most significant industrial-scale disasters in the local area. Contact us at (614) 863-1392.

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Water Removal is an Important Part of Fire Damage Restoration to Your Columbus Home

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Removal is an Important Part of Fire Damage Restoration to Your Columbus Home Call SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave for best results. Dealing with both fire and water damage requires trained professionals.

Restoring Fire Damage Undoubtedly Includes Dealing With Water Damage As Well

When you visualize the effects of fire to your Columbus residence, you often think of things like charred belongings and extensive structural damages. While fires might not always cause this kind of devastation, they can often prove challenging to extinguish through traditional firefighting efforts. The result of this could be extensive water damages from the thousands of gallons pulled from a close hydrant to suppress the flames.
 
Professional restoration services like what we offer at SERVPRO go well beyond the basic fire damage restoration needs of your Columbus home. From the moment that we arrive at your house, our assessment of the damage begins, meticulously looking over the entire affected area and putting together the most efficient restoration plan possible.
 
Our efforts will most likely begin with boarding up windows or sealing up any holes that your home might have experienced due to the fire itself or the extinguishing efforts. The sealing prevents any further damage during the restoration process from bad weather or the elements outside. If there is water damage present, our SERVPRO technicians get to work on fixing this problem next.
 
Water damage needs to be remedied most expediently because it can continue to damage your home if it is left unattended. Moreover, the presence of water mixed with some warmer temperatures can provide ideal conditions for mold growth, which would only compound on the restoration efforts that you already need. So, extraction and drying have to be among the first steps taken when water damage exists in the house.
 
The process of extracting water is contingent on the amount that is in your house. For extreme cases, pump trucks might be brought in to pull large volumes from the floor quickly. For more moderate messes, extraction can get accomplished using portable pumps and wet-vacs. Once the area dries with air movers, a full assessment of the remaining fire damage is possible, and work can resume on this front.
 
Dealing with a fire to your Columbus home undoubtedly comes with considerable stress. Our SERVPRO of South Columbus team is available anytime you need us at (614) 863-1392.

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Water Removal from Your Crawlspace in Columbus

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal from Your Crawlspace in Columbus Excess water in your crawl space can lead to many problems, call SERVPRO to remove the water and repair any damages.

SERVPRO Offers Water Removal Solutions for Tight Crawlspaces Under Your Home

The low space under the first floor of your home, the crawlspace, can need water removal for various reasons. Leakage from a kitchen waste line or a sewer drain sprinkler water coming in from the vents of the crawl space, and gutter downspouts incorrectly directed are just a few. Water in this area of your Columbus home can create many problems. Excess moisture and standing water can compromise the structural integrity of your home, cause mildew and mold to grow, plus attract vermin.

To keep your Columbus home safe, it is essential to remove the water from this space and keep it out. SERVPRO offers a variety of water removal solutions. We assess your needs to see what methods are best for you. We know how important it is to keep this space dry, and want to give you the best service possible, so you do not have to worry.

Since a water-damaged crawl space can be challenging to access, with a small door which makes it hard for us to get equipment in, we need to take extraordinary measures to dry out this water-logged area under your home. There also might not be room enough for a dehumidifier to stand up straight under the flooring, even when the door to the crawl space is big enough for equipment to pass through. We might need to remove insulation, and the HVAC system or the foundation of the house that might have to be inspected.

Above all else, SERVPRO staff always considers safety first. We realize that electrical hazards could be present, so we make sure that electrical circuits going under the home have been shut off. Water in crawl spaces is also usually black or gray from the dirt flooring, so we wear the appropriate safety equipment.

All standing water is taken out from your crawl space. Once this is achieved, we figure out the best method of drying the structural features of the floor. Any foundation vents are blocked off unless we think an open-drying system is needed. We place air movers and dehumidifiers if possible inside the crawl space. If they do not fit, we might need to take a part of the floor away or use other methods. The area is monitored during the entire drying process.

SERVPRO of South Columbus has various methods and ways of drying even the tightest crawl spaces. Just give us a call at (614) 863-1392 if you need water removal services under your home in Pickerington, Bexley, or Groveport.

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Winter Flood Damage to Columbus Residences

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Flood Damage to Columbus Residences Cracks in the structure of your home can let in water at a fast rate. Contact SERVPRO if you are facing flooding, for remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Start Drying Out Your Flooded Home

Columbus homes are no stranger to adverse weather conditions. Especially through the late fall and winter, things can quickly change between heavy snowfall and torrential rains over the course of a few hours. The rapidly changing conditions means that often the coldest times of the year present the most significant threat of flooding for those living in the lower-lying areas of the city and neighboring suburbs.
 
If this describes the placement of your home, you have likely taken precautions to prevent water intrusion and flood damage to your Columbus residence. Unfortunately, at this time of the year, conditions are not ideal for these preventative measures to be as impregnable as they might otherwise be. A good example is the materials used to construct your home’s foundation.
 
Most modern construction efforts have not differed dramatically from homes constructed decades ago. Concrete blocks and other masonry units prove to be the most cost effective and longest lasting solutions for contractors, but they are not without substantial drawbacks when adverse weather strikes. The joints of these concrete masonry units use mortar, which over time can be weathered away by the presence of water and wind. The erosion leaves cracks that can be penetrated by rising flood waters, allowing an avenue to get into your home’s basement, and a reason to call us at SERVPRO.
 
The rise and fall of temperatures can cause foundation walls to flex, as well. The flexing is a result of footers poured underneath the walls moving as the ground freezes and thaws. Over time, this causes a weakening of the joints and can result in stair cracking through the mortar as the footer resettles. These new openings become a direct point of entry for water to come in.
 
Water removal efforts need to be started right away, even in the midst of the water still coming into your basement. There are short-term patches our SERVPRO team utilize (such as the application of hydraulic cement) that can prevent further water penetration so that the removal and drying processes get completed. After removal and restoration processes are complete, the focus can shift to repairing the weakened wall that allowed the flood inside.
 
Do not hesitate to call us at SERVPRO of South Columbus for any emergency like this you might have. Our rapid response team mobilizes quickly, which can be critical to mitigating your losses. Call us anytime at (614) 863-1392.

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Professional Commercial Water Removal Services In Columbus

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Commercial Water Removal Services In Columbus Whenever a water damage disaster strikes, there is a possibility that the documents which you use for book-keeping in your store are affected.

Commercial Water Removal Services

As a business owner in Columbus, you need to be prepared for natural disasters so that you know the correct measures to take when your property suffers water damage. The working of commercial water removal service providers can help in preventing your retail store or office from experiencing further damage. It all starts with understanding how the certified technicians work to solve the problem.

Whenever a water damage disaster strikes, there is a possibility that the documents which you use for book-keeping in your retail store or the electronics you sell are affected. When that happens, and you live in Columbus, you do not have to panic. All you need is a commercial water removal service provider like SERVPRO to attend to your damaged property.

When it comes to document drying, it all begins with determining the appropriate method to save the damaged documents and books. As an owner, you have to act quickly and make decisions with the restorers to minimize the extent of the damage. It is important to note that achieving the earlier state of the water damaged documents and books is not possible, but preventing further loss is essential. Vacuum thermal-drying, vacuum freeze drying, freeze-drying, dehumidification and air-drying are some of the methods that certified technicians from SERVPRO use to dry the documents.

When attending to your electronics, trained restorers will first make sure that no electrical hazards are present. Here, we are referring to equipment like microwaves, stereos, TVs, computers, VCRs and any appliances that have a circuit board. First, they disconnect trip breakers and batteries and then cover the electronics with plastic to prevent entry of additional water into the appliances. After that, a dehumidification equipment is set up to stabilize conditions in order for relevant emergency and evaluation procedures to take place.

One of the reasons as to why you should work with experts from certified companies like SERVPRO is because they follow all local and state regulations in their work. Trained restoration technicians always share ideas with you as a business owner so that the safety of your employees and property is guaranteed. The use of specialized methods and equipment is what makes their work simple and reliable.

SERVPRO of South Columbus treats every water, mold, fire and storm damage disaster as an emergency. Call us at (614) 863-1392 to be served by a trusted industry leader.

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