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Pleasant Grove Multi-Level Water Damaged Homes Need Expert SERVPRO Service

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pleasant Grove Multi-Level Water Damaged Homes Need Expert SERVPRO Service Pleasant Grove Proud Homeowners Benefit from SERVPRO's Equipment for Water Leak Detection

Broken Second Story Feed Lines Can Cause Water Damage to Your Entire Pleasant Grove Residence

Many homes in Pleasant Grove have two stories, with the bedrooms upstairs, adding to the privacy and security families enjoy. Homes with a second full bathroom near the bedrooms have significantly increased value and a more convenient floor plan.
 
All of this added convenience and value in your home seems insignificant when a broken water line ruptures upstairs. Pleasant Grove structures can suffer water damage to both levels. The water never stays confined to just the floors, though, as it spreads out across above the ceiling of your ground floor.
 
Our technicians arrive at your home ready to locate lost water, get it extracted, dry out your home's interior, and address any issues regarding structural damage. We use different devices and types of equipment to carry out these tasks.
 
To find undetected water wherever it traveled between your second story and the ground floor, we use highly sensitive infrared imaging devices that show us in real time a depiction of the temperature differences. Cooler areas typically contain extra moisture. When we can show a path from above, the water in the trail most likely comes from the water line that broke upstairs. We can then target specific cavities or building elements to focus on for extracting the remaining moisture.
 
We use extraction wands that suction water off of surfaces and then somewhat into the pile of carpets and rugs. We launder, and dry rugs affected like this, and float carpeting, so re-installing happens very quickly after we reach dry conditions. To dry out interior spaces between walls and ceilings, we use air movers and flexible tubing. Forcing air into, through, and outside moves moisture out of the air, steadily pulling it out of porous structural materials. This works for dead spaces under and behind cabinetry, also. Making sure items are dry again helps combat microbial infestation by preventing it.
 
When warping occurs because of prolonged contact with water, we can advise you on how similar materials fare under the same conditions in other settings. Real wood often regains its original state, although pieced floors often fail. Ceilings that warp and sag need immediate attention. We drill a series of weep holes that allow water to drain slowly. Allowing this to happen rapidly can cause permanent sagging or a collapsed ceiling. This action also eliminates a safety hazard.
 
SERVPRO of North Utah County also serves Lindon, Alpine, and Draper when mitigation and prevention of water damage experts are needed to protect a home. When lost water affects your dwelling, call us at (801) 785-5228.

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Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Lehi Talk About Problems With Ice Damming

1/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Technicians In Lehi Talk About Problems With Ice Damming Ice dams can lead to major water damage issues. Give our team a call if and when it does.

Commercial Water Damage in Lehi Homes

During the winter time, there are several different ways your strip mall bakery can be the victim of commercial water damage. Snow and ice can create conditions to exist that can cause you problems with your contents and building materials inside your Lehi bakery. One common problem that tends to develop during the winter is the issue with ice damming. An ice dam is a layer of ice on the edge of your roof that prevents melted snow from properly draining off. The snow that melts can then stay on your roof and cause your building excessive commercial water damage.

When water starts to back up and sit on your roof, it is possible that it will leak moisture starting from the top of your bakery down. When moisture comes from above several of your company's building materials and contents can get ruined due to your commercial water damage situation in Lehi. Any moisture that comes in from the outside must get handled differently than if the source was clean, fresh H2O. Especially when working with clients in the restaurant industry, our SERVPRO technicians know that sanitation is vital. When working around the tools that make your business money like your ovens and food prepping equipment, we take extra care to make sure we do not cause any future sanitization problems.

When working in your kitchen and food prep area, our SERVPRO team takes extra caution not to create harmful particles during the restoration process. Sometimes when removing items like flooring materials, dangerous dust particles can get into the building's air circulation. When working around your kitchen appliances, we cover them with plastic so that the work process does not contaminate the tools of your trade. If necessary, we can utilize an air scrubber that aids in pulling harmful particles out of the airflow system.

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Before we finalize any commercial water damage job, we can clean and disinfect any items that may have got contaminated. If you ever notice ice damming issues on your property, call SERVPRO of North Utah County at (801) 516-0615 24 hours a day.

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Learn How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Pleasant Grove Home After A Fire

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Pleasant Grove Home After A Fire Fire Damage can leave you helpless call only the certified experts at SERVPRO for professional restoration.

Odor Control Crucial After Fire Damage in Your Pleasant Grove Residence

One thing that heat does to something is it changes the chemical structure. Direct heat, such as a fire in a home in Pleasant Grove, produces many different changes, both chemical and physical. During the time these changes take place, affected materials give off microscopic particles.

When a home in Pleasant Grove or its contents burns, fire damage includes the effects caused by the multitude of particles given off during the blaze. These tiny substances float around the house, carried in the smoke, as well as in the steam created when firefighters' water hits hot and burning areas, and land everywhere. These continually disintegrate, and as they do, air currents already present in the home pull them back into the air you and your family breathe.

The specialists from SERVPRO eliminate the majority of these particles during standard soot cleanup procedures. The ones that find their way into cracks and crevices or the tiny spaces under cabinets and inside empty spaces between walls often remain where they fell, though, because we do not want to tear apart these structures to remove the soot.

Instead, we use different methods to remove them and the odors they cause. During fire damage mitigation, we often use machines that generate hydroxyl. This process is so safe that many food industry factories also use it on a daily basis. The only problem with this is that it does not remove particles that have yet to disintegrate enough and remain hidden.

Our IICRC-certified Odor Control Technician (OCT) uses other odor control techniques. After we complete the mitigation tasks your home requires, we can begin looking at odor control techniques. One that often provides the necessary odor control levels most homeowners desire is thermal fogging. Because this method produces a heated fog that travels throughout the home in the same way the smoke during the fire traveled, it reaches those areas hiding soot particles.

The chemicals in the fog combine with the soot and make the particles too heavy and stop them from disintegrating any more. The presence of these particles is what causes the odors your family smells when they enter the home. Thermal fogging, as well as strategically placed gel packs and injectable deodorizing liquids into upholstered furniture and carpets, makes your home's interior pleasant again, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Utah County can quickly erase the fire damage in your Highland, Cedar Hills, or Draper home and make it livable again. Call us at (801) 785-5228.

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Fast SERVPRO Stain and Odor Removal from Fire Damaged American Fork Units

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast SERVPRO Stain and Odor Removal from Fire Damaged American Fork Units Rely on SERVPRO for Stain and Odor Removal After an American Fork Property Fire Loss

Removing Smoke Stains in Your American Fork Rental Property

Between tenants who heavily smoke and small fires contained quickly within your American Fork rental property, some of the worst effects to overcome when preparing the residence for new occupants is removing smoke staining from the walls and ceilings. While many internet sources suggest that homeowners or business owners can do this effectively on their own, examples shown are often non-porous surfaces that do not correlate to real home constructions. Removing staining from traditional materials like drywall, stucco, and other surfaces require stronger cleaning methods and products then you can acquire without the appropriate credentials.

Fire & smoke stains can be among the most challenging to overcome for your American Fork property, even without a substantial fire loss. Wet smoke can leave a thick residue originating from the initial combustion location and spreading far away from this point throughout the building. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly to this situation and offer effective solutions with our industry-leading equipment to remove these stains and the smoke residue entirely from affected surfaces and contents.

Smoke staining can also affect contents within the property, which can be especially problematic if you offer your rental property as furnished. Our SERVPRO technicians in our Contents Department can remove these affected items and even larger pieces of furniture for focused cleaning and deodorization at a nearby facility of ours.

We have tools and equipment to make cleaning ceilings and higher points on the walls easier as well, which is often a struggle for homeowners or business owners looking to do this work themselves. Our experienced team can work quickly with wet or dry sponging techniques and high powered vacuums to pull soot away from the surface and utilize OSHA-approved industrial-strength cleansers and our advanced equipment to penetrate deeply into materials to remove their staining entirely.

Rental properties only make you money when you have people living in them. Do not hesitate and waste time with cleaning solutions that do not effectively remove fire smoke stains. Give our SERVPRO of North Utah County experienced technicians a call today at (801) 785-5228.

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SERVPRO Will Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Pleasant Grove Home After A Fire

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Will Put The Flames Of Worry Out In Your Pleasant Grove Home After A Fire SERVPRO has the right equipment to restore your home after a fire.

Deodorizing Clothing After a Fire in Your Pleasant Grove Home 

Taking care of your belongings after a fire can be a challenging thing to do, especially when you already have structural concerns with your Pleasant Grove property to face. With smoke damages, many surfaces and materials can get affected, even those far away from the initial blaze. Restoring these items and areas requires specialized tools and equipment designed to deodorize your belongings and property to substantially reduce or permanently eliminate lingering smoke and charring odors. 

When you consider your options for fire odor removal in your Pleasant Grove home, many area homeowners consider this to be a lower priority to restoring structural concerns to their house. Our SERVPRO professionals can work quickly to assess all of the effects from the fire and devise a plan to overcome each of these effects individually to restore your home to original condition. 

While many structure fires require demolition and later reconstruction efforts, removing odor effects to items like your clothing does not have to be so invasive. Our equipment, like our thermal foggers, can emit a dense chemical compound that affects these softer materials and seeps into their molecular structure to break apart foul odor molecules trapped in the fabric. Our SERVPRO technicians can also use dry cleaning techniques for furniture, clothing, and carpeting to remove residue and the lingering odor. 

This same deodorizing technique can get used on open areas of the home that also have a lingering foul scent. Our equipment works quickly to help improve the indoor air quality, especially when it gets combined with the purifying efforts of other tools like our air scrubbers or hydroxyl generators. Combined, these machines can eliminate the presence of smoke damage in the air throughout the affected areas of your home. 

Smoke damage can be challenging to overcome in your house without the appropriate equipment and experienced professionals like our SERVPRO of North Utah County fire restoration specialists. You can count on our rapid response to help you assess the damage and get to work quickly on restoring your home entirely. Give us a call anytime at (801) 785-5228. 

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Unwanted Stormwater in Your Provo Property?? Call SERVPRO Fast

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Unwanted Stormwater in Your Provo Property?? Call SERVPRO Fast Call SERVPRO for Floodwater Removal and Cleanup in Provo--"Like it never even happened."

Restoring Provo Homes After A Flood

Provo residents often have to deal with storms and other adverse weather that comes quickly out of the nearby mountains. The excess rainfall quickly turns into flood waters which can cost thousands of dollars in damage and loss.
 
Simply put, there is no one better prepared for a flood in Provo than SERVPRO. As a member of a designated Large Loss Response Team, our restoration technicians have the equipment and training to deal with a water-related disaster of any size. These specialists that travel around the country are the same ones we send to clean and restore area homes.
 
No matter the amount of the flood water, our technicians start by reducing the health threat. Outside flooding contains soil, animal wastes, and other contaminants, so they spray the surface of the water and nearby property with a chemical agent to minimize any live bacteria.
 
Now, team members work to remove the flood water quickly. They start with commercial pumps that can clear most homes from several hours to several days, depending on the volume and situation. The pumps do not draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards, however. To finish the task, we utilize extraction wands. SERVPRO personnel has access to the standard wand extractor which is a commercial grade water vacuum, but these have adjustable speeds to control suction and a heater which can slowly dry wood floors or fibers as they draw out water.
 
Unlike wood floors, our teams cannot guarantee that carpets are safe to use after exposure to flood water. The only way to keep them from posing a further threat to a home is to remove and dispose of them.
 
Next, our teams clean every exposed surface. Using our extensive inventory of anti-bacterial and other cleaning agents, and equipment, technicians can restore much or the structural and personal property affected by a flood. If a personal item or piece of building material is not restorable, they dispose of it according to Utah and Federal regulations.
 
These are simply the first steps we take to return area homes to their pre-flood condition. If your home was affected by flooding, no matter how small the amount of water, contact SERVPRO of North Utah County at (801) 785-5228 today. We are here for you.

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Let Our Team At SERVPRO Restore Your Home In Pleasant Grove After A Flood

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let Our Team At SERVPRO Restore Your Home In Pleasant Grove After A Flood Get in touch with us at (801) 785-5228 so we can assist you in getting your home back to pre-damage condition.

Flood Damage Cleanup In Your Pleasant Grove Home

When your home in Pleasant Grove has been damaged from flooding from severe storms, you need the help of a professional restoration company to get your property to its preloss state again. A flooded basement or other damage which exists after a flood or storm can lead to severe damage to your property.

You need immediate flood damage mitigation for your Pleasant Grove home to protect the structure and your possessions inside. Without fast and efficient water removal, additional damage can occur. That is why at SERVPRO we do not waste any time getting to you when you reach out to us for help.

After we have extracted any standing water, we need to dry your structure by removing moisture from the air. SERVPRO techs use two different systems for drying. An open drying system exchanges moist air from inside your structure with the drier outside air. Opening windows and using fans or air movers helps to exchange the air and ventilate your home.

For the best drying conditions, the outside air should have a high temperature and low relative humidity. The difference between the specific humidity of the inside air and outside air is also essential. Before we use an open system, we take measurements to figure out specific humidity for both outside and inside air.

A closed drying system closes off the area affected from the outside air and from areas in your home that are unaffected. We use dehumidification equipment to dehumidify the air inside the home. For a closed system to work, we have to control the indoor environment using dehumidifiers and air movers. It is easier to dry areas which are smaller, so we create a drying chamber by hanging plastic sheeting around affected areas or closing windows and doors. The relative humidity in this drying chamber shouldn’t go higher than 40% RH for the proper drying of porous materials. Air condition can also be used to help dehumidify. If we set up a drying chamber, we can dry items more thoroughly and more quickly.

SERVPRO of North Utah County works to thoroughly dry your home in Draper, Lindon, or Alpine after a flood damage emergency. Get in touch with us at (801) 785-5228 so we can assist you in getting your home back to pre-damage condition.

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Attention Pleasant Grove Home Owners--Call SERVPRO for Mold Inspections and Remediations

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Attention Pleasant Grove Home Owners--Call SERVPRO for Mold Inspections and Remediations SERVPRO Says Moisture Often Causes Mold Damage--Call Us to Remediate Your Pleasant Grove Property

How to Know You Have Mold Growth in Your Pleasant Grove Property

Identifying a problem in your Pleasant Grove home is not as simple as it should be. While you can easily note effects and damages from any of the natural disasters that could affect your property over its lifetime, finding mold growth in your home can sometimes prove more elusive. Since the infestation often occurs in damp and dark spaces within your house, this generally indicates a growth that happens somewhere you do not normally visit.

The trouble with not finding mold damage in your home is that many Pleasant Grove homeowners would naturally assume that no problem exists. In truth, finding the right conditions to facilitate mold growth are not difficult to do, especially in crawl spaces and other areas prone to experiencing fluctuations in moisture.

The discovery of overly damp areas of the property should be enough for many residents to consider getting an official inspection and assessment for the presence of mold damage from our SERVPRO team. If you can catch this organism in its early stages, you can save both time and money on the remediation. Moreover, if you discover the situation before it develops into a mold colony, our IICRC certified technicians can fix quickly without any controlled demolition.

If you want to try this assessment for yourself, you are looking for spotting on materials that would indicate the early stages of mold colonization. You might also train your nose to locate foreign smells like musty odors from these areas, which can help to determine a growing colony without actually seeing one. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with this initial assessment of the house to determine if mold growth exists, or if the potential for it is present.

Discovering mold early can help you to prevent significant structural damage or health effects that could result from a colony getting out of control. Give our SERVPRO of North Utah County applied microbial remediation technicians a call for inspections or the removal of mold colonies from your property fast. We are available 24/7 at (801) 785-5228.

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Trust the SERVPRO Professionals in Your Provo Home with Water Damage Restoration

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Trust the SERVPRO Professionals in Your Provo Home with Water Damage Restoration Water damage in basement caused by sewer backflow due to clogged sanitary drain.

Faster Water Cleanup for Your Provo Residence

When your Provo home becomes a victim of a disaster that is spreading quickly throughout the property, you want to know that a phone call can retrieve experienced professionals with the ability to clean up the mess before your home becomes irreparably damaged. You need effective solutions to the water loss incident fast, and our franchise professionals can respond quickly to offer real-time results to the emergency in progress.

When a water disaster occurs, you need prompt water cleanup services for your Provo home. Many homeowners can quickly discover that recovering their home from substantial water loss situations can be overwhelming, and even stopping the source of the damage can prove problematic. For example, many residents have shut off valves for the water supply into the plumbing for their home, but few know where this shut off is, let alone how to access it if it is not out in the open. In these scenarios, you need a professional crew that can arrive shortly after you call with the expertise and experience to shut off the source of the water damage and begin effective strategies to preserve the property through extraction, drying and cleanup efforts.

Our SERVPRO professionals are a wise choice for restoring your home and mitigating the initial loss you could experience due to our commitment to have highly trained technicians available to our customers. Through the steps required to obtain the water restoration certification through the industry standard-setting organization IICRC, to our continued online and in-house educational opportunities, we can offer technicians prepared for a wide range of potential effects from significant water loss incidents to a property.

You often do not have the time to spare to get the damage and excess cleaned up when facing water loss incidents on the property. Instead of spending valuable time clicking through reviews on the internet, you can trust in the fast response and vast experience of our SERVPRO of North Utah County water restoration specialists. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (801) 785-5228.

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What Must Be Done To Ensure A Successful Water Cleanup In Your Lehi Home

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Must Be Done To Ensure A Successful Water Cleanup In Your Lehi Home With help from SERVPRO of North Utah County, you do not have to worry about the steps to take.

Important Actions For Effective Water Cleanup In Lehi

When there is a water intrusion incident in your Lehi property, you need to take appropriate action and do it fast enough. Taking the wrong steps or taking too long to start cleanup are two known causes of additional damages. Some of the common issues that come to haunt people later include failure to identify hidden moisture pockets such as water that seeps into wall cavities or cleanup efforts fail to match the specific conditions prevailing in an incident. Our restoration services are dependable since we are IICRC certified.

Proper water cleanup in Lehi should involve fast moisture evacuation because if left in place for long, mold can start forming within 24 to 48 hours complicating the cleaning process further. Although the ever-present mold spores require different conditions to thrive including food sources and the right temperature, only moisture misses in most areas. Therefore, any increase in moisture or humidity levels leads to growth. Our SERVPRO crew uses different equipment to extract water before this crucial period elapses. If the water goes over two inches, we use submersible pumps. In other situations, our portable and truck mounted extractors handle the task well.

Different kinds of soiling happen during a water spill. The most common form is staining which can arise from rusting of metals close to fabrics and bleeding dyes transferred from non-colorfast materials. Our SERVPRO technicians understand the need for fast action when dealing with stains because waiting too long sets them. In addition to removing them early, we also use the appropriate professional cleaning product because using the wrong one can cause them to set. For example, we never use chlorine bleach on rust stains because it sets them.

Water spreads debris around the property depending on the source. If a faulty appliance such as a dishwasher causes the spill, the resultant debris includes food and detergent remains. Thorough restorative cleaning is, therefore, necessary to eliminate these waste materials. Our SERVPRO crew can use pressure washers to eliminate these remains easily. Our water extractors also have heating capabilities that help ease restorative cleaning.

Cleanup after a water spill requires proper balancing. With help from SERVPRO of North Utah County, you do not have to worry about the steps to take. Call us at (801) 785-5228 any time.

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