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Professional Help Dealing with Mold Damage in Your Bristol Area Home

11/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Help Dealing with Mold Damage in Your Bristol Area Home SERVPRO technicians have the training and equipment to stop the mold growth, repair the damage, and prevent future mold growth.

Mold Growth is a Common Issue in Most Bristol Homes

As you may already know, mold is a naturally occurring fungus, one that plays a significant role in our environmental process. Finding mold in your Bristol area home is far more common than many might think. It is something that homeowners face practically, daily.

We respond to many requests for mold damage mitigation throughout the Bristol area every month. There is no reason to be embarrassed by its presence, or attempt to clean the affected area yourself without the proper tools or equipment. You have IICRC certified technicians available around the clock to provide you with the services needed to regain control over your indoor living environment.

Whether you have a small patch of mold on your bathroom ceiling or an entire floor of your home affected by growth, SERVPRO technicians can help. We can help you stop the spread and get the problem under control fast while also providing you with any necessary repairs that help return your home to a quality pre-damage condition.

Not sure if mold is the actual problem? SERVPRO can inspect your home, rule mold out, and help you discover the true nature of the problem affecting your home. Our technicians are qualified to perform a variety of repairs, help you rebuild, or restore any section of your home, regardless of its condition. If mold proves to be the issue at hand, you already have qualified mold remediation specialists on site to address the situation appropriately.

At SERVPRO, our technicians cordon off the affected area, use negative airflow machines as well as plastic sheeting to prevent further infection. We then remove any saturated materials, disposing and transporting contaminated materials according to local, state, and federal guidelines. Using the proper detergents, our cleaning technicians use a variety of equipment to decontaminate the entire area. Making it ready for the installation of new materials and any additional repairs. 

Receive the professional, courteous services you deserve by calling SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion, today. We are available 24/7, 365, day or night. (276) 525-1910

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Preventing Kitchen Fire Damages to your Damascus Home

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preventing Kitchen Fire Damages to your Damascus Home Paying Attention Can Prevent Fire Damage in Your Damascus Kitchen SERVPRO Tips

Fire and Smoke Restoration and Cleanup Are Available Through SERVPRO

Kitchen fires are not uncommon insurance claims for fire damages. Interestingly enough, many of these scary and potentially deadly events could have been avoided. Preventing fire damages to this area of your home is as simple as following some simple guidelines and being more alert about your actions.

Preventing kitchen fire damage to your Damascus home begins with you. Setting a few simple guidelines for your cooking and kitchen use can save you a call to us here at SERVPRO. The first rule that you should set for yourself (and anyone else who uses the kitchen), is never to leave a stovetop going when you plan to leave the room for any length of time. It does not take long for an unattended pot or pan to catch fire, and within little time the blaze can exceed fire extinguishing capabilities.
 
Another good option to consider is ensuring that you are paying attention to the items left around the countertops near the range. No matter the kind of range/stove top you are using, it is not unlikely for paper or cloth items to catch fire from exposure to a high level of heat, whether a heating element or an open flame.
 
However, even the most careful of homeowners find themselves at the wrong end of a low scale housefire, and having our SERVPRO fire restoration team at your service can go a long way towards putting your mind back at ease. Fire from any source can leave significant damages, but our team of IICRC certified skilled technicians are well versed in complete restorations from fire damages, including both repairing damages you can see as well as removing odors that affect the area.
 
If you have fire damages to your home that you want to take care of, feel free to give our experienced team at SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion a call 24/7 at (276) 525 – 1910. We are always available to help you through your difficult time and to work with you and your insurance to restore your home to its preloss condition.

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Proven Options To Combat Water Damage In Bristol

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proven Options To Combat Water Damage In Bristol Moisture and Water Damage Homes in Bristol, Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

SERVPRO Mitigates Damage and Costs Caused by Water Intrusion

Most cities experience water damage, and Bristol is no exception. That means dealing with the water damage issues is a real concern. Despite that, many people do not treat these problems as emergencies and end up experiencing adverse effects that may lead to entensive renovations.
 
When in Bristol ensure you take every water damage scenario seriously. There are specific types of equipment which are used to remove moisture from your property is completely dry after water damage. One essential equipment is the dehumidifier, and you need a professional service provider like SERVPRO, to get full functionality from it. The dehumidifier in simple terms pulls water vapor straight from the air and lowers the humidity. While moisture is evaporating into the air, our dehumidifiers continuously remove it and therefore ensures your property is eventually dry.
 
There are three types of dehumidifies used during water damage; Desiccant, low grain, and refrigerant. Depending on the level of water and the desired efficiency, you can use one of these dehumidifiers. The commonly used, however, is the Refrigerant dehumidifier because it is efficient and can lower the relative humidity of your property to 40 GPP and reach RH levels of 45% or less. The low grain refrigerants usually work below 40 GPP, and finally, the desiccant reduces it to a specific humidity level. However, the desiccant dehumidifiers are a little bit risky to use because they can make your property too dry thereby damaging and split wooden furniture and building elements. To efficiently use the dehumidifiers and guarantee the safety of your property, you need professional services, and that is when you need a company like SERVPRO. Though we have all of the above dehumidifiers in our inventory of industry-leading equipment, specific physical conditions dictate their use.
 
In water damage situations, you may need carpet and pad repair or replacement services. There are lots of necessary tools required to carry out this function because your carpet and pad need careful handling to ensure they are not damaged. Some of the tools used include the knee kicker, glue sticks, latex adhesive, carpet shears, duckbill knife, seaming tape, stair roller, electric stapler, power stretcher and many others. You also need equipment like air movers and pressure washers. All these tools require expert professional handling and IICRC certified understanding.
 
SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion can help you combat all your water damage issues. Call us at (276) 525-1910 for quality professional services.

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Does Home Insurance Cover Mold Damage in Damascus?

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Home Insurance Cover Mold Damage in Damascus? Some mold can lurk behind your furniture and remain unseen until it grows to a large size. Contact SERVPRO should you see or smell mold in your home.

SERVPRO Technicians Effectively Tackle Mold Infestations in Your Home

Most homeowners in Damascus have heard about the dangers of fungal growth. There are many articles and guides online about mold growth, and many people know how to recognize the tell-tale musty smell and dark black or green patches. However, some of our readers might wonder whether their home insurance covers mold damage. The answer is “probably not,” but there are circumstances in which your policy could extend to fungus.
 
It is understandable that residents might worry about mold damage in Damascus. Fungal growth looks and smells unpleasant and can even damage the structure of your home, or eat into prized furniture or rugs. SERVPRO carries out remediation as quickly and efficiently as possible, but we understand that our customers would rather avoid the need for our services!
 
Many people wonder if their insurance broker pays for mold damage. In most cases, the answer is no. Most policies do not cover mold, fungi, or bacteria. In cases where home neglect causes the damage, such as lack of ventilation, high humidity, or constant untreated leaks, the answer will almost certainly be “no.” That is why we recommend keeping your home dry and well ventilated whenever you can.
 
However, there are some circumstances where insurance policies cover mold damage. When fungal growth is caused by a “covered peril,” i.e., an incident which is covered by your plan, you should be able to make a claim. For example, if a pipe break or an ice dam in your gutter causes water to pool under your roof, you might be able to claim your policy.
 
Regardless of whether or not your plan covers you, it is vital to call in SERVPRO’s mold remediation experts as soon as you spot signs of mold. Our IICRC-certified technicians have the equipment on hand to set up containment and vent contaminated air outside your home so the fungus cannot spread. We clean all visible signs of fungal growth, advise you on which items to keep and which to throw away, and set a drying goal to reduce moisture. We dry the affected area and help you put a plan in place to keep it dry and reduce the risk of regrowth.
 
For help with mold remediation in Saltville, Damascus, Meadowview and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion at (276) 525-1910 today.

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How The SERVPRO ERP System Helps Bristol Restaurants With Water Damage Crises

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How The SERVPRO ERP System Helps Bristol Restaurants With Water Damage Crises The ERP system allows you to create a separate profile for each restaurant, allowing you to call for help to multiple locations at once.

The SERVPRO ERP System

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile system is a web-based interface designed to hasten our response times to business calls and save companies more time and money in the restoration process. By uploading relevant documents and completing a profile in the system, you help us to understand your specific needs and circumstances beforehand, allowing us to reduce preparation time and better understand the situation. Some of our happiest clients are Bristol restaurant owners with water damage and other issues, as restaurants can benefit even more than other businesses from the system. Here is a brief overview of some of the benefits ERP integration can grant your company.

Multiple Location Management
When water damage hits multiple restaurant locations in Bristol and surrounding areas at once, it can be difficult for some owners to form an adequate response for each location. The ERP system allows you to create a separate profile for each restaurant under your jurisdiction, allowing you to call for help to multiple locations at once without any added hassle. This function has proved to be one of our most helpful in major storms and floods.

Insurance And Contact Management
Restaurants often have a relatively high number of connected suppliers, insurers, and other business partners that all must be contacted when serious damage strikes. The ERP system allows you to store and organize relevant contact lists and insurance information on a location-by-location basis, increasing communications efficacy for both you and SERVPRO.

Improved Responses
When our technicians respond to calls for help made through the ERP system, they arrive not only faster but also more prepared. Access to the web interface allows our employees to view critical information directly and without any input from your end, enabling them to identify critical areas faster and more easily. When you use the ERP system, you allow us to respond faster, more accurately, and with greater effectiveness than through a traditional phone calls.

SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion protects local homes and businesses from the effects of water damage through quality care, equipment, and personnel. For more information on the ERP system or to call for aid, contact us at (276) 525-1910.

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Marion Homeowners Receive Flood Damage Restoration Assistance

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Marion Homeowners Receive Flood Damage Restoration Assistance SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians have the skills and knowledge to restore your home properly from flood damage.

Full Service Flood Damage Restoration Services

Excessive winds, rain, and even floods cause damage throughout the Marion area. It can help to have your entire home inspected by a professional to locate hidden dangers or catch potential problems before they have a chance to cause significant issues.

Flood damage occurring in your Marion home may not be as evident as you hope. Water under your floor, in your attic or basement, as well as hidden pockets of moisture could be causing additional damages without you even knowing that a problem exists. Protect yourselves by getting professional help, now.

Having a flood on your property takes more than merely mopping up excess water before you can go on about your business. Having an IICRC-certified flood damage specialist from SERVPRO inspect your home can save you from experiencing severe damage down the road. You want to have things addressed as soon as possible, the longer you take to move forward, the harder it is to save existing materials. 

If you give an experienced professional the opportunity to remove excess water hidden in your home, you can avoid corrosion, rot, and mold that often develops just hours later. SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers, hygrometers, air moving equipment and water extractors to get water found on your property under control. The entire drying process allows materials to return to normal levels, preventing secondary damages from developing due to exposure.

We are available 24/7, giving you access to expertly trained professionals, advanced equipment, and valuable resources that help you protect your investment. SERVPRO technicians use everything at their disposal to get things in your home back to normal after a flood, including the removal and transport of unsalvageable materials. We even reinstall, repair, or rebuild damaged contents, putting the finishing touches on items that make your house a home.

Call SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion for full-service flood damage restoration in your Damascus, Chilhowie, or Saltville area home, today. We are proud to serve these local communities and more, assisting our neighbors when they need it the most. (276) 525-1910

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Water Damage Repair Services In Bristol

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Repair Services In Bristol Unwarranted water can cause all sorts of problems for Bristol homeowners.

Water Damage Repair

While water is essential to human life, it can spell disaster for a home. Unwarranted water can cause all sorts of problems for Bristol homeowners. From leaky faucets to storm floods, water damage is a serious threat that can cause various health and safety issues. Whether the culprit is a home appliance or a burst pipe, you need to shut off the main water line and get in touch with a professional restoration company right away.

If you need quick and efficient water damage repair services in Bristol, SERVPRO can sort the problem in no time. We provide a thorough leak repair service for both major and minor water leaks. No job is too small or too big for us. Using IICRC guidelines, we can restore your property to preloss conditions safely and effectively, "Like it never even happened."

Erasing signs of water damage in your home is dependent on the severity of the situation. It may take a number of professionals to get things back in order. Worst-case scenario - your home may suffer mold and mildew damage, along with the structural damage. If those are the facts, we have to send our SERVPRO mold remediation experts to return your property to safety.

Other than that, our first priority is assessing the extent of the water damage and then providing the appropriate restoration services. If your drywall sustained any damage, SERVPRO can determine whether to repair or replace it with a new one and then paint it back to normal. We can do the same for loose or cracked flooring and other damaged areas.

Most water leaks originate from hidden pipework, which can be difficult to pinpoint. In this case, we use a number of techniques to accurately locate the source and select the most effective restoration action. We pump out any standing water and then remove damaged plaster from the walls to allow the brickwork to dry properly. We then use special drying equipment to ensure everything is dry, mold-free, and ready for re-occupation.

When water compromises the safety of your household, do not hesitate to reach out to us. As a locally-based restoration company, SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion is at your service and ready to respond to your emergency. We are also available to the neighboring towns on demand. Call us today at (276) 525-1910.

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Water Removal Problems And Your Business In Bristol

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Removal Problems And Your Business In Bristol Your business in Bristol can be struck by water damage at any time.

Water Removal Problems

Your business in Bristol can be struck by water damage at any time. These situations are urgent and delicate, as mold growth can grow within just 24 to 48 hours of the damage and cause serious health issues for you, your staff, and your customers. Plus, you are looking at damaged property, and possibly lawsuits and potential issues with your structure. Floodwaters for a business mean one important fact – your building is closed for business until the damage is remediated. Each hour spent cleaning is an hour of lost productivity and revenue. Therefore, when an emergency comes up in your business, it is important to give the professionals at SERVPRO a call right away.

Different reasons can cause water damage and the need for water removal in your Bristol business including general plumbing problems, a toilet that is overflowing or clogged, old pipes, or a leaking roof. Our experts at SERVPRO assess the issue by finding any pockets of excess moisture with special moisture meters and removing them accordingly. Our high-tech equipment used to find these pockets also includes thermal imaging which permits us to measure the moisture in them and behind tile or other materials which might not feel wet on the outside. We find these moisture pockets and dry the area professionally to make sure your property recovers fully. Drying can be sped up by our team to stop the growth of mold or other harmful bacteria by building drying chambers.

Is detrimental that the water removal and restoration process is given the right attention in a timely fashion. If it is left unrepaired, it just worsens and leads to additional problems.

At SERVPRO, we provide consideration and care when it comes to your concerns and needs of your business. We take steps to restore your property which includes securing the site and assessing the water damage, then beginning the water extraction procedures right away. We remove carpet pads if needed, and take steps to prevent the growth of mildew and mold. Our state of the art equipment includes industrial-strength dehumidifiers and blowers so we can dry carpeting walls, flooring, and ceilings. We use the help of other professionals to ensure any electronics are properly dried.

Once drying, cleanup, and disinfection are completed, we restore the areas necessary to bring your structure back to its usual condition.

SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion gets you back in business fast when your business is in Chilhowie, Bristol Va, or Abingdon. When any water removal disaster strikes, give us a call immediately at (276) 525-1910.

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How to Tell Whether You Have Mildew or Mold Damage in Your Bristol Home

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Tell Whether You Have Mildew or Mold Damage in Your Bristol Home Spotting mold or smelling the musty smell gives you a clue that you may be facing an infestation. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate.

SERVPRO Technicians Determine the Cause of Mold Before Tackling the Remediation Process

SERVPRO understands that as a homeowner you want to keep your home in good condition, and that includes keeping it free from mold or mildew. Many blogs use the terms “mold” and “mildew” interchangeably. However, are they the same thing? Let’s take a look.
 
Mildew or mold damage in your Bristol home is usually quite easy to spot thanks to the discolored spots and unpleasant smell. Mold and mildew are both fungi which grow on surfaces or even in materials around your house. However, the fungi are not identical and may present quite differently.
 
Mildew is a surface fungi that is often white, gray or yellow, although it can darken to brown or green as the infestation increases. Mildew is commonly found on plants, but it can also grow in other areas, especially on organic materials such as paper or leather. Mildew is either downy or powdery, and you can identify it by its big flat patterns and powdery or fluffy appearance.
 
Mold is a fungus that grows in damp areas and, like all fungi, it feeds on organic food sources such as carpet, wallpaper, drywall, carpets or drapes. Mold usually appears in irregular patches and may be either slimy or fuzzy in appearance. Mold appears in a variety of colors including black, gray, white, green, yellow or brown.
 
It is important to deal with mold and mildew straight away as they look unpleasant and may cause nasty odors. However, of the two, the mold is the more dangerous. The mold may cause health effects, and it can also cause structural damage to your home. Because mold uses its growing surface as a food source, the surfaces on which it grows are subject to rotting. That is bad news for your home.
 
SERPVRO is on hand to deal with mold before it has the chance to cause further damage. Our IICRC-certified technicians establish containment to stop spores from spreading and then get to work cleaning up the mold with powerful HEPA vacuums, detergents, and good old fashioned scrubbing. We also dehumidify the area and dry out damp carpets, furniture or walls, to reduce the amount of moisture in the air and help prevent the fungus from coming back.
 
Do not give mold the chance to make your home unpleasant. Call SERVPRO of Abingdon / Bristol / Marion at (276) 525-1910 today for assistance.

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Flood Damage Cleanup Services In Bristol

8/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Cleanup Services In Bristol When your house floods from storms, the water wreaks havoc on the house’s structure and your personal belongings.

Flood Damage Cleanup Services

Unexpected emergencies in your home in Bristol are not enjoyable but do happen. When your house floods from storms, the water wreaks havoc on the house’s structure, your personal belongings, and even the health of the environment inside your home. Flood waters can contain a lot of contaminants and much mud. With just an inch of water, high dollar items can be ruined all at once, such as wallboard, carpeting, furniture, and appliances. A storm which is more severe could damage systems which are even more expensive such as your air conditioner and ducts, roofing, well systems, utilities, private sewage, and the foundation.

Cleaning flood damage up in your Bristol home is a hard and long process, which is why getting professional help from remediation specialists, such as our SERVPRO technicians, is essential. It is a good idea for insurance purposes that you take photos of and list all the items and areas of your home that were damaged. We can even help speak with your insurance agent to ensure you get the coverage needed.

After arriving at your home and assessing damages, we also test the contents of your home to figure out which ones can be restored to their original condition. We use several methods to clean your items, including wet cleaning which is good for getting moderate to heavy residues out, spray and wipe which is useful for items which cannot withstand cleaning, and dry cleaning, safe for light residues or pre-cleaning.

We also can use an abrasive cleaning, which involves agitation of the surfaces, foam cleaning, which is used for upholstery fabrics which could shrink or bleed, and immersion cleaning, where contents are dipped into a cleaning product bath.

If your home needs extensive cleaning or restoration, SERVPRO professionals perform an efficient and organized move-out of the area affected. Doing so allows for a faster remodeling process, plus protects your items from potential damage.

Our services also assist you with the cleanup of electronics, where we use the assistance of a qualified electronics technician for cleaning and inspection. We also can help you with photograph and document drying.

When you trust SERVPRO of Abingdon/Bristol/Marion to help you clean up after flood damage, you are getting a thorough and professional service. Customers in the areas of Abingdon, Marion, and Bristol can reach us at any time by dialing (276) 525-1910.

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