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Home Safety After Storm Damage

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Is your home safe after storm damage?

Are you suffering from storm damage? Do you have roof damage from high winds?

The first thing you need to do is make an emergency call to a home restoration company that specializes in storm mitigation so they can start the process of storm remediation. Do this before trying to clean your home by yourself. Wind damage may have caused your home to flood and have electrical damage. Be sure that your home is safe before entering.

River flooding and rain flooding can cause ground water to enter your home. These flood waters may carry an electrical current. It is best to let a storm damage and river flooding water restoration company deal with it first.

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Estimating Damage From Flooding

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

The home restoration and storm restoration company will want to take a tour of your home.

This is so that they can get an accurate feel for the extent of the storm damage. They will check for roof leaks and electrical problems. They will then create a plan and a strategy for the process of storm remediation.

Removing the Water

When removing the flood water from your home or the ground water from your basement, the water restoration and storm damage company will use special flood pumps. These flood pumps can go under the ground water and suck out all the flooding. Besides using flood pumps, the water restoration company will use equipment to help suck out the moisture that may remain after most of the flooding is removed from your home or basement. Like flood pumps, these tools help remove moisture that is hidden behind walls, under tiles, or inside soaked furniture.

All of the services of SERVPRO of Stillwater / Guthrie will be estimated and sent to the insurance adjuster working with your insurance company.

Has Your Roof Been Damaged by Storm?

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

A roof damage and storm restoration company will deal with roof leaks on your roof.

Whether they are caused wind damage or hail damage, they will do roof repair as soon as possible. Roof repair is an important part of the process of storm remediation.

In fact, taking care of the roof is necessary to keep your home dry. If it is still leaky, more flood water may enter your home and cause damage. In addition, the longer roof leaks are left unattended, the larger they become, and the greater the risk for flooding.

If the home cannot have the roof fixed right away a tarp may be used to mitigate damage. SERVPRO of Stillwater Guthrie has the necessary equipment to keep your roof from leaking water.

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Water Loss Renovation of a Home

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Home renovation is the final step in the process of storm remediation.

Home renovation will make sure that your home is not just safe to live in, but that it is fully restored to preloss conditions. That is why it is called home restoration. The company will first repair any structural damage. This means that some parts of your walls, ceiling, and floors may need to be removed. Some beams may need to be replaced. Some may simply need to be reinforced and strengthened. It all depends on the extent of the damage and the ferocity of the storm. The company will paint your home again so that it looks great. They may also do additional renovation jobs once they are at it.

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Moisture Causes Mold To Grow

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage occurs when moisture and humidity work together to create a welcome environment for fungus to grow.

Whether it begins with a few spots of mildew in a bathroom or an unnoticed leak in a wall, mold damage can occur virtually anywhere at any time. It’s not easy to predict and there’s no way to guarantee it won’t happen in any building, but it’s fairly easy to prevent mold damage from occurring in many places.

Mold in the home and commercial mold damage are both preventable if homeowners and business owners take the time to get to know the proper techniques for preventing mold in the home or commercial mold damage from occurring.

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Preventing Mold in the Home and Commercial Mold Damage

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Prevent the Moisture to Prevent Mold

Mold in the home always seems much worse than commercial mold damage simply because no one lives at work. However, both are dangerous, and both are gross. To prevent either from occurring, it helps to know what causes mold damage to occur.

Fungus loves moisture, and it also loves humidity. Anyone who owns a home knows how easy it is for mildew to form in some locations such as around the bathrooms and basements where there is excess moisture and high levels of humidity.

Mildew might not be as damaging as mold, but mildew is a telling sign mold could form easily in this area. Mold is fungus. It’s a fungus that lives in the air in the form of mold spores. These spores look for moisture. They look for humidity. When they find both together anywhere in a home or office, they begin to put down roots. It takes mold hours to form and less than a day or two to spread rapidly.

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Use your nose to find mold in your home.

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

The best form of prevention is to learn the proper remediation and mitigation techniques taught by professional mold removal companies. This includes controlling humidity levels and moisture levels. Anywhere there is excess moisture must be remedied immediately, and the moisture must be brought under control.

Recognizing Signs of Mold in the Home

The first sign of this fungus is the presence of mildew. If it can grow, so can mold. The other sign is a smelly odor. It’s easy to smell it and decide deodorization in the form of some spray or even lighting a candle is all it takes to handle it, but it’s not good enough. Deodorization only works to mask a smelly odor. While no one wants to smell a smelly odor, deodorization is only good to improve the overall smell of a home or office while mold is located and removed.

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Removal of Mold is the Best Policy

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Does anyone notice a smelly odor at home or work that takes on a musty smell?

Mold removal is necessary when it’s found in a home or office. Mold removal services use the correct equipment to handle the issue, and they know where to find it at its source.

Remediation and mitigation are not things to ignore or avoid when mold is present. Remediation fixes the problem, and mitigation helps home and business owners learn to recognize the issues and prevent them later. Both remediation and mitigation are worth the price up front. It’s been proven time and time again that not calling for help removing mold immediately allows it to spread quickly before becoming a much larger problem.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of professional mold removal is the guarantee it’s all removed. A homeowner might assume mold can be wiped off a baseboard, but they might not think to check behind the baseboard or even behind the wall for further damage.

It’s necessary, and it’s the kind of thing professional do to ensure there is no reason to worry mold might get worse over time or cause future damage that's worse.

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Enlisting the Services of SERVPRO

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

When you enlist the services of a restoration company, property owners will have the opportunity to get valuable assistance.

A company that specializes in fire damage restoration goes through a process when restoring a home or business.

The first thing these companies will do is look over the property and determine the significance of the fire damage resulting from a fire in business or fire in home. They will then board up parts of a home or commercial building before eliminating debris and particles from a fire.

During this process, a restoration service company will eliminate a smoke smell, smoke damage and soot damage. After completing the fire cleanup process, they will then give property owners a course of action to take in order to preserve their property. This will usually entail cleaning the property and keeping flammable objects away from certain appliances.

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Guidance From a Fire Restoration Company

2/18/2018 (Permalink)

Be in a better position for recovery with SERVPRO of Stillwater / Guthrie

With the guidance provided by a restoration service company, property owners will be in position to quickly recover from commercial fire damage and/or a fire on their home.

Experiencing a fire on a home or business can be a very unsettling thing to go through. However, the assistance provided by restoration service companies will allow you to more quickly resolve problems that occur from a fire: Smoke; Soot; Odor; and Structural Damage.

With the assistance of restoration professionals, property owners will be in position to ensure that their property gets back to top condition and remains safe during the restoration process.

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