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SERVPRO is the #1 Company to Call in Columbus When Dealing With Fire Damage!

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO is the #1 Company to Call in Columbus When Dealing With Fire Damage! Dealing with commercial fire damage on your own can be devastating & stressful. Our techs can help you and give you peace of mind.

Assistance Helps Speed up Recovery after Commercial Fire Damage in Columbus

Fires in commercial establishments can be very devastating. Apart from the loss they cause by damaging the structure and contents, they also lead to business closure, which translates to lost revenue. The longer it takes to resume normal operations, the higher the cost of lost opportunities. In the worst cases, the business might even lose customers. We offer restoration services that help commercial establishments recover faster after fire incidents. FSRT certification means our customers benefit from a combination of top-notch equipment and advanced skills sets throughout the restoration process.

The steps taken immediately restoration starts can quicken, or hamper the speed of recovery after commercial fire damage in Columbus. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their IICRC training to do a thorough evaluation before starting the restoration process. Such evaluation helps us establish the primary form of damage. Depending on the materials and items present in the affected area, it could be a case of predominant flame or smoke damage. If it is a case of smoke damage, we need to establish whether wet or dry smoke is the most prevalent. Having such information helps determine the level of agitation, chemical action and dwell time needed for effective cleaning.

Commercial spaces can present unique size challenges. In a space like a warehouse, the sheer size of the walls, ceilings and other areas that require cleaning can prolong the restoration. In a hotel or office space, the challenge could be large surfaces such as glass windows that require special care to avoid problems like streaking. Our SERVPRO crews use special equipment such as mobile scissor lifts, spotting pad holders and extensions poles when cleaning up vast surfaces saving time.

Our SERVPRO team considers the entire restoration process to determine how much effort to put into each phase, which also helps save time. For instance, if restoration involves repainting the affected surfaces, we clean to remove debris and neutralize the acids in smoke residue then restore the visual appeal though painting.

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Restoring your fire-damaged premises should not take too long. Call SERVPRO of South Columbus to assist. You can reach us at (614) 863-1392 any time. 

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How The Experts At SERVPRO Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Columbus

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How The Experts At SERVPRO Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Home In Columbus Among the first steps to take after flood damage in Columbus, is documenting the loss.

Proper Cleanup Is Necessary When Restoring Flood Damage In Columbus

Once floodwaters recede, it is essential to take steps to restore the property to its preloss state. The right steps can be different things based on the type of flood that affected the property. In most cases of flooding in Columbus, cleanup is the most important thing since floodwaters leave debris and soluble contaminants all over the affected areas. We offer professional restoration services that can save you time and provide satisfactory results.

Among the first steps to take after flood damage in Columbus, is documenting the loss. Since the insurance adjuster might not arrive within the timeframe you would prefer to start the restoration, you can record the loss through photos or videos. Our SERVPRO team can help you collect the necessary evidence by taking the photographic evidence you need for your claim. Since we go through the entire property evaluating salvageable and unsalvageable items, we are better placed to collect the necessary information.

The contaminants in floodwaters cause different problems. One such problem is a bad odor, which can be hard to eliminate unless the right cleaning procedures are applied. With pressure washers, our SERVPRO technicians can remove most of the debris from the affected property. We also use professional cleaning products where necessary. These steps help control any bad odors that might develop after flooding.

When floodwaters affect porous items such as carpets, upholstered furniture or other porous materials such as drywall, it can be a long-term health hazard. Removal of such material is the best guarantee against such hazards. Our SERVPRO technicians have the necessary equipment to handle such removal. We also ensure proper disposal of any materials removed.

The excess moisture left in a building after a case of flooding can cause different issues. For example, no matter how thorough the cleanup is, leaving excess humidity can lead to microbial growth. To ensure we dry your home correctly, our SERVPRO technicians set a drying goal by taking measurements such as temperature, relative humidity and specific humidity in both the affected and unaffected areas. Such information helps us know how much effort is necessary to restore the affected area to its preloss state before microbes have a chance to grow.

To clean up your flood-damaged property effectively, SERVPRO of South Columbus can help. You can reach us at (614) 863-1392 any time.

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What to Avoid During the Commercial Water Damage Remediation Process

10/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Avoid During the Commercial Water Damage Remediation Process Patrons enjoy meeting up at your cafe to catch up. Make sure they don't find another place by calling us if your cafe has suffered from water damage.

Our Commercial Water Removal Restoration in Columbus Can Restore Your Cafe

The flow of excess water from a crack in the supply line to your kitchen sink has left a mess in your neighborhood cafe. You will need professional assistance from us to get your business back in full operation. It is essential for you to call us right away because standing water can ruin the flooring and lower walls as well as the foundation of your building. Plus, if water sits for more than 48 hours, mold can begin to form, which can lead to health effects. Calling our company can help prevent further damages to your business.
SERVPRO provides fast commercial water removal restoration services in Columbus that may involve the use of portable or truck-mounted extractors, wands, wet vacs, and pumps. Our crews work quickly to get your business back on track and to prevent you from losing a large number of sales. Once, we eliminate all excess water from the structure, the drying phase begins. To thoroughly dry the area our team may use air movers or axial fans as well as industrial-grade dehumidifiers. These pieces of equipment help speed up the drying process by forcing out moisture and pulling in dry air. You can rely on our trained techs to work quickly and efficiently.
It may be necessary for our team to pack-out various items from the affected areas and to remove tables and chairs from inside the structure to prevent damages. We itemize, categorize and safely store every item and piece of furniture that we take from the cafe. Plus, we label and wrap all contents in protective sheets and keep them in a safe and dry area on or off-site until the restoration stage is complete. Our technicians are highly proficient and aim to get your business up and running as soon as possible. It is our goal to make it look "Like it never even happened."
SERVPRO of South Columbus offers commercial water removal services that can restore your business when possible. Call us at (614) 863-1392 any time of the day or night. We are close by and can help get your business back in operation within hours after your initial contact.

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SERVPRO of South Columbus Delivers the "Hospital Clean” Required After a Plumbing Breach

10/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of South Columbus Delivers the "Hospital Clean” Required After a Plumbing Breach Hospitals require a higher level of clean to make sure that diseases aren't spread. Contact SERVPRO if your hospital facility is facing water damage.

Many Ways to Avoid Secondary Damages After Commercial Water Damage in Columbus

Hospital environments and surfaces demand enhanced cleaning and disinfecting for health and safety even under normal circumstances. Best practices in infection control practice used consistently reduce the incidence of hospital-associated infections. The challenge of monitoring and controlling infectious diseases increases when a water disaster occurs in a healthcare institution. Patients depend on a partnership of our trained crews and the highly-qualified cleaning and disinfecting staff to make it “Like it never even happened.”

When a Columbus hospital suffered a water pipe break, the cleanup and disinfection necessitated following research-based protocols. In taking on the project, we committed to working closely with the hospital housekeeping staff to ensure our efforts resulted not only in a cleaned and sanitized facility but also in the achievement of “hospital clean” -- a higher standard of clean and disinfection than typical mitigation.

The Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) develop and continually review standards in environmental and surface cleaning in hospital settings. SERVPRO adopted the procedures prescribed by these reputable organizations when restoring the hospital back to pre-water loss condition.

Whenever water floods through a building, fast action is needed. The potential for microbial growth increases as time passes and the moisture remains. SERVPRO has the high-efficiency equipment to remove the water and clear the soiling that accompanies the accidental flooding. We used flood cuts and other techniques to access the water behind walls, making sure we get to all the moisture to prevent secondary complications.

Thorough environmental cleaning is the first step to reduce microbial contamination of surfaces in the hospital. The more efficient the mechanical cleaning, the more effective the action of the EPA registered disinfectants used after the cleaning procedures. SERVPRO consults with hospital personnel and their industry experts to select and administer the most properly targeted treatments at both the cleaning and the disinfecting stages.

Hospital housekeeping staff are experts in the multifaceted processes and strategies used to keep surfaces, especially those frequently touched by patients and health care workers, clean per the APSIC and CDC protocols. When SERVPRO shares this knowledge and expertise while responding after a plumbing crisis the best outcomes are more assured. Our successful Columbus hospital water restoration project is proof of the benefit of this collaboration.  

SERVPRO of South Columbus is up for any water damage restoration challenge, ready to meet or exceed the expectations of any commercial customer. Contact us at (614) 863-1392 when disaster strikes your business so we can work together toward a solution.

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Use Professional Restoration Services to Recover From a Housefire in Columbus

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Use Professional Restoration Services to Recover From a Housefire in Columbus SERVPRO technicians begin restoration services immediately after a fire.

Restoration Experts Mitigate Fire Damage and Make Columbus Area Homes Livable Again

One type of disaster in Columbus that does not always have a known cause is a house fire. Sometimes they simply start for no detectable reason. Fire department investigators inspect the home after firefighters put out the flames to see if arson could have been a factor. Once the investigation finishes, we can begin restoring your home so your family can return home and get back to their normal activities and routines.

SERVPRO technicians help families recover from the tragedy of fire damage in Columbus by removing the charred and burned up materials from the home. We bag these up carefully because some of the items contain sharp edges, nails, broken glass, and other hazards. As we work, we do our best to keep the area clean, especially on the floor. Obstacles that might cause someone to trip and fall need removing as quickly as possible, so we keep a constant eye out for these situations. We know you might want to see our progress, and this keeps you safe, also.

One issue that we resolve when we mitigate fire damage is the amount of water introduced into your residence during the firefighters' time at your home. Unless we extract all of this moisture, our other efforts become worthless. This moisture quickly becomes a source for mold and other microbes, as well as a problem for areas of your home that otherwise remained unscathed during the fire.

We can assist you in listing what needs replacing by helping compile inventory lists. These detailed lists also contain information about items that the insurance adjuster must decide. Other items included on the lists are those that need specialized repair work, like computers and electronic devices, musical instruments, and fine art.

Once the moisture content of your home's structure and inside air return to normal, we can carry in new materials. Once installed and painted in your choice of colors, your home starts to look “Like it never even happened.” The last step is gaining control of smoky odors. We use hydroxyl gas or thermal fogging to combat this odor effectively. We want you and your family to feel safe and secure, and we know our thorough work can accomplish this for you.

SERVPRO of South Columbus is ready to help your family after fire damage occurs. We serve those in Lithopolis, Obetz, and Pickerington. Just call us at (614) 863-1392, and we can help get things back how they should be, fast, so you can relax again.

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Carrying Out Effective Water Cleanup in the Columbus Area

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Carrying Out Effective Water Cleanup in the Columbus Area If your home is facing water damage after an event, your best bet would be to contact SERVPRO for water cleanup services.

Our Technicians Assess the Situation and Then Calculate the Proper Equipment Combination to Methodically Dry Out Your Home

Effective water cleanup is essential to ensure that there is no damage to your home and property. Ensuring the cleanup process is carried out efficiently needs the help of professionals. It is especially true In Columbus, where many homes are affected by water damages and can be very severe.
The basic method used for water cleanup in Columbus is drying. At SERVPRO, our technicians use air movers and dehumidifiers as the primary equipment for drying. The air movers increase the rate of evaporation by sending airflow across wet surfaces, blowing away the saturated layer of air, and replacing it with drier air. The dehumidifiers produce warm and dry air that is essential in ensuring the water cleanup processes is successful.
Balancing air movers and dehumidifiers can be challenging since the equipment achieve very different results, yet both are essential to the cleanup processes. Too many air dehumidifiers in relation to air movers result in a slow drying process. Not having sufficient air movers means less moisture is evaporating and therefore the dehumidifiers remove less moisture from the air per hour. Too many air movers compared to dehumidifiers, on the other hand, results in secondary water damages. SERVPRO technicians need to balance the equipment to ensure that there are no damages to your home.
Naturally, the number of air movers used depends on the situation of your home. Professional judgment is vital when it comes to the positioning of the equipment as needed to dry wet materials. SERVPRO experts need to consider the type, configuration, and the number of surfaces being dried. Fewer air movers are used if only the floor is wet, but additional air movers are needed if other surfaces like ceilings and walls are also wet. We may also need to perform in-place drying depending on the areas affected and this requires further air movement.
SERVPRO of South Columbus is a locally-owned and operated company with qualified technicians, equipment, and expertise to help with all your water cleanup needs. Call us at (614) 863-1392 to get an immediate response to your restoration and cleaning emergency.

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Secrets of Faster Commercial Water Removal in Columbus

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Secrets of Faster Commercial Water Removal in Columbus Water Damaged Retail Shops in Columbus Call on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Assessment and an Action Plan by SERVPRO Can Mitigate Water Damage to Commercial Enterprises

Water damage in many regular businesses in Columbus might not be a common occurrence probably because, in most of them, there is little interaction with water. For example, if you have a bookstore, only the restroom might have free-flowing water installations. The limited presence leaves you less prepared for such an eventuality, but with the services we offer, your business can bounce back soon enough.
During commercial water removal in Columbus, speed is crucial because apart from the damage the water is likely to cause, extended downtime might lead customers to seek services elsewhere. Working with a professional like SERVPRO provides a realistic chance of getting your business back on track fast enough because we have a professional team and industry-leading equipment. With our truck-mounted water extractors, we can remove water from your property within a few hours, or portable wet vacs and mops and buckets for smaller removal efforts.
One thing that slows down the recovery process is the kind of contents on the premises. In a bookstore, you might have to move shelves or boxes fully stacked with stationery before taking steps to address the affected areas. One of the effective steps to take in such a scenario is a pack-out. Moving all or most of the contents away from the business premises makes extracting the water more effectively done and also relocate paper materials out of harm's way. Our SERVPRO team is well equipped to handle pack-outs. Among other things, we gather contents, wrap them in protective sheets and a label them correctly so that when we return them, it can be "Like it never even happened," whenever possible.
Proper water removal takes more than just running a few drying or extraction equipment. Once the water floods the property, it might reach areas such as wall cavities, which are not readily accessible. One way our SERVPRO team removes water from the hidden areas faster is by drilling holes in the walls. If there is insulation, we make flood cuts, but if there is no insulation, weep holes work. These holes allow for increased circulation of air in the wall cavities, drying the premises faster.
When the unexpected water loss occurs, you should call SERVPRO of South Columbus at (614) 863-1392. We evaluate the situation and find a way to get you back in business fast.

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Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Columbus

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Columbus Flood damage experiences are costly and one of the common challenges in the U.S.

Flood Damage Restoration Options

Flood damage experiences are costly and one of the common challenges in the U.S. The sad thing about all that is that your typical insurance policy may not cover such incidents. Despite all that, all is not lost when your property experiences such an event, and we're here to guide you on how to act in such a stressing moment. We start by looking at the most common areas that are prone to damage in your Columbus property.

Some flood damage events in your Columbus home may be apparent, while some may require our SERVPRO technicians to perform a closer inspection. For instance, we may have to check on the condition of the insulation of your home. Usually, the insulating power is lowered by the presence of water. If we discover it has been matted, then we have to do a removal. We also have to find out whether there is some moisture inside the walls by using nonpenetrating and penetrating moisture meters. Where necessary, we remove the baseboards and check for mold growth.

The presence of moisture can also make your furniture to develop spots, cracks, swell, or weaken around the joints. Our SERVPRO technicians use specialized wood care products to remove the water spots. By utilizing a furniture refinisher, we can also repair wooden furniture frames. If your furniture has lamination on one side, the non-laminated area can absorb water. Since the laminated area resists the moisture, warping may finally occur.

During the restoration process, our SERVPRO team removes items such as furniture off the carpet. Then we clean any stains that are on the furniture before drying the property. To speed up the drying process and prevent color bleeding, tenting the cushions is necessary. Before that, we place a waxed paper on the deck before positioning the pillows.

SERVPRO of South Columbus addresses all the unique challenges that arise during a storm, mold, fire, and water damage. Call us at (614) 863-1392 when you want to work with a trusted leader with advanced cleaning and restoration equipment.

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A Child Can Find Matches Left Out in Your Columbus Home and Cause Fire Damage

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Child Can Find Matches Left Out in Your Columbus Home and Cause Fire Damage SERVPRO Says Children, Candles, and Matches Can Cause Fire Damage in Columbus Area Homes

Surprise Fire Leading to Cleanup and Odor Control Needed? Call SERVPRO

Forgetting to put things back where they belong is usually not a problem, but upon occasion, this forgetfulness can lead to issues inside of your home, such as fire damage. Children are curious, and when small children find a new thing, they usually want to figure out what it is and how it works. However, this curiosity can become dangerous for their safety and the safety of your home when they accidentally set your kitchen drapes on fire.

By the time you put out the flames inside your kitchen with an extinguishe, fire damage in your Columbus home can already be present. The burnt up fabric can leave soot and smoke behind on your walls and the windowsill behind where the curtains were. The potted plans that you keep on the window have been burnt up. Additionally, fire leaves behind a strong odor that is hard to get rid of on your own. Most of the time, opening a window to try and air out the area is not enough and could spread the odors and smoke with air circulation to previously unaffected rooms of your home. Even with a small fire like this started by a candle, calling quickly for professional help can ensure successful remediation.
When you contact SERVPRO, we always aim to arrive as swiftly as we possibly can. We know that fire damage is time sensitive and many materials can discolor the longer that soot is attached to them. The quicker that we can arrive to address the damage, the better it is for your home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
The first task that SERVPRO can address is cleaning up the burnt ashes and fabric pieces that were left behind from the fire. After, we can remove the plants from your window and then choose the best cleaning methods for removing soot from the respective surfaces that are attached to the glass and paint. Usually, soot can be removed through three different methods, lubricative cleaning, abrasive cleaning, and chemical cleaning.
Our SERVPRO techs can take down the curtain rod and clean it as well, removing the soot stains from it so new curtains can be hung from it without the worry of greasy stains being left behind on the fabric. We can also carefully clean off your ceramic pots that you keep your plants inside of, by repeatedly spraying the cleaning solution onto the surface and wiping it down. The final task SERVPRO can do for your home is using a device called a thermal fogger to help combat the odor that fire leaves behind. Generally, with a smaller fire, a hydroxyl generator neutralizes the odors.
When an accident causes fire damage inside of your home, never wait to call for help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of South Columbus by calling (614) 863-1392. We strive to return your home to its pre-fire state.

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Living Alongside the Scioto River Can Cause the Basement in Your Columbus Home to Flood

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Living Alongside the Scioto River Can Cause the Basement in Your Columbus Home to Flood Don't Keep Your Art Under Water after a Flood in Your Columbus Basement--Call SERVPRO

Protect Your Columbus Property and Hobby Materials with a Call to SERVPRO after a Flooding Event 

Severe storms can be the cause of a lot of bad things, but one of the worst is flood damage. When a significant amount of rain hits a river, there is always the possibility of a flood occurring. When your home is adjacent to the river, it is entirely possible that the waters can come creeping into your living space. Everything that is on the lower level of your home may be at risk, especially the basement, your art supplies storage and hobby area.

For the benefit of your paints, canvases, paintings, and your house, it is best that you to call for professional flood damage remediation services for your Columbus home as soon as possible. The faster that experts can get to the scene of the flood damage, the less likely it is that further damage can occur. Additionally, it is more likely that successful remediation can take place with a quicker arrival.
As we get to your home, our SERVPRO techs can begin to prepare to remove the flooded water swiftly. We can use trade tools such as wet/dry vacuums, portable submersible pumps, and extractors to remove the standing water in your basement art room. Once we get the water out of your home, we can focus on cleaning up any paint supplies and other items that may have been disturbed during the flooding.
Because of the nature of the flood, it is entirely possible that you might have lost some supplies. SERVPRO can help you create an inventory of the things that were ruined, such as spare canvas and paints. Once the list is completed, it can be filed with a claim to your insurance company.
SERVPRO can use tools such as moisture meters to detect if your home needs further drying. In the case of excess moisture, we can continue to place more devices, such as air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, to dry out the structure of your art room, as well as any furniture that might have absorbed the water.
Finally, the last thing we can do for you is to clean up the space. SERVPRO can remove any dirt and grime the flood may have brought along with it.
Do not delay when a flood intrudes into your home and causes damage. Reach out to SERVPRO of South Columbus by phoning (614) 863-1392. No matter the time, we're always ready to take your call.

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