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Even Secretly, Mold Colonies Attack Provo Homes

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Even Secretly, Mold Colonies Attack Provo Homes Mold Problems in Provo? Call SERVPRO and Feel "Like it never even happened."

Provo Residences Often Suffer Mold Damage

While many Provo homeowners could agree that disasters and catastrophes for their home are something they would like to avoid, many are allowing conditions that could cause similar damages in a much less invasive and imminent way. Many residents battle damp areas of their home, from crawlspaces to poorly ventilated rooms, and this persistent moisture could meet conditions for mold growth.

For as much as a Provo homeowner could tell you that they do not want mold damages to affect their property, many could also not tell you the real risks and concerns with an organism like this existing and spreading within your house. Worse still, these same homeowners could get convinced that problems like this resolve themselves naturally without the need for professional remediation services like our SERVPRO franchise provides.

From even its earliest stages, mold growth begins to feed on the organic materials used to support its active colony. As these construction materials and contents of your home weaken and erode from becoming a food source, the colony continues to spread to unoccupied space throughout the affected area. Within a brief period, the growth and spread of colonies could be out of control.

Our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have ongoing training to educate them on the modern approaches and technique to remediate mold growth and restore the damages the organism has caused in the most efficient way possible. From our efforts to locate the source of the moisture to providing you practical solutions to help reduce the relative humidity in your home and present moisture on an ongoing basis, we set out to ensure that our remediation work is as comprehensive as it can be.

Overcoming mold damage in your home begins with discovering that you have a problem. If you notice a strong odor or physically see mold growth on your property, do not hesitate to call our SERVPRO of North Utah County remediation specialists. We can arrive quickly to help prevent the spread throughout the property and to take the necessary steps to remove the colonies. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (801) 785-5228.

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When Your House is Built Upon Sandbags During a Flood in Pleasant Grove

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your House is Built Upon Sandbags During a Flood in Pleasant Grove Sandbags can be a first line of defense with a flood, but more often than not they fail. SERVPRO can help dry out and restore your home.

Flood Damage Mitigation in Pleasant Grove Reassures Homeowners and Protects Property

Flooding can happen at any time, and little can be done to stop the flow of dirty water. Sandbagging in Pleasant Grove can help divert this from happening only if the sandbags' height reaches high enough. Putting this together requires a great many resources and extensive labor. The smallest gap can permit flooding to occur in otherwise protected areas.  

Residents who work together can often help prevent flood damage to their Pleasant Grove neighborhood, but more often, this does not happen. SERVPRO is always ready to help our communities with a rapid response time when residential areas sustain damage. Our professional team can mitigate the damaged areas and get your home back to normal, “Like it never even happened.”  

Because flooring takes the most damage in floods, most replacements occur here. We need to pull up carpeting and padding, as well as other flooring types to make way for machinery that dries everything out underneath and to get things ready for the installation of new flooring. If your home is built on a floodplain, we can explain different flooring types that sustain less permanent damage in such situations. While their initial cost might be a bit higher, in the long run, the investment could prove worthwhile.  

Walls made of drywall and other semi-porous materials like wood and plaster can disintegrate rather quickly once saturated. Flooding does more than soak a wall's lower portion. It also puts pressure on it and can cause immediate warping. Not only is the water on the exterior of the wall but it also enters through corner seams and anywhere else it can and then affects the interior of the wall. We remove saturated areas as neatly as possible. Once removed, we can check for other damage, including mold that may have already started to multiply. Quickly drying these areas out helps keep warping of structural wooden beams to a minimum.  

After flooding, a home often experiences the development of bad odors. We use hydroxyl generators to eliminate these smells. Hydroxyl generators work by pulling a hydrogen atom away from the water molecules' structures. This free hydrogen atom then bonds to organic materials including bacteria and viruses, making them too heavy to enter the air, eliminating the odors they cause. Hydroxyl is also very useful for odors produced by the VOCs from fresh paint and new carpet.  

SERVPRO of North Utah County works throughout Draper, Highland, and Eagle Mountain, assisting families in getting their lives back to normal by ridding their homes of flood damage and its effects. Call us at (801) 785-5228, so we can help you, also.

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Never Fear About Water Damage Because SERVPRO is Always Near

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Never Fear About Water Damage Because SERVPRO is Always Near Our phone line is available 24/7 so whether you need help at 2 AM or 12 pm, we will respond!

Water Cleanup Prevents Greater Concerns in Your Provo Home

It is not always clear what you should do when disaster strikes your Provo home, let alone when something on a smaller scale occurs. Preventing damages to your residence is a concern shared by all homeowners, yet, it is often deemed unnecessary to seek the assistance of professional restorers when something like a water loss event happens. In truth, our technicians cannot only restore the damage that the pooling water can cause but help you return your home to preloss conditions quickly.

Part of overcoming water damages is through prompt water removal services for your Provo residence. When water begins to pool, it saturates into materials and the contents of your house, making it challenging to remove entirely without advanced equipment and technical expertise. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can help to limit the spread of the damage by arriving quickly to begin the extraction process.

One of the first things that we do when we arrive at your home is to assess the damage and source of the issues that you face. While extraction is one of the primary components to damage mitigation, and this does begin quickly after our arrival, our SERVPRO technicians must also work to ensure that the source of the damage has gotten resolved or repaired to prevent continual flow into the affected areas.

Water removal through the use of portable pumps and wet-vacs is a traditional approach and the industry standard for extraction. Once the excess has gotten removed, our technicians can begin work to dry up the affected areas entirely. Removing all of the present moisture can significantly reduce the possibility of material failure and secondary effects like mold growth.

When your home requires water removal services, it might seem cost-effective to take care of this issue on your own. Without the proper tools and restoration training, you might open the door to greater damages and hazards by inadequately drying out the present water. Our SERVPRO of North Utah County restoration specialists are here to help. Give us a call anytime at (801) 785-5228.

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Could Moisture Be the Reason That You Are Failing to Contain Your Provo Home Mold Infestation?

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Could Moisture Be the Reason That You Are Failing to Contain Your Provo Home Mold Infestation? Finding mold lurking behind furniture in your home can cause some alarm. Call SERVPRO today to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Restoring the Effects of Mold Growth in Your Provo Home

Moisture and dampness are two things that you do not want to battle in your Provo residence. While these conditions can prove damaging enough to the structure of your house on their own, they can also allow for detrimental effects like mold growth to occur. When this situation happens, you need to react quickly to preserve your house and to keep any potentially harmful health effects from impacting the people and pets that live inside it.

One of the things that many homeowners do not realize about mold damages in Provo is that they can affect anyone. While there is misinformation about the way that mold develops or that it has something to do with the cleanliness of your home, this is never the case. Any home that meets the conditions necessary for present mold spores to seat and colonize deal with the effects and damages that the organism causes throughout the affected area. Fortunately, our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians are here to help.

The first thing that you need to understand about mold is that it can cause much damage to the structure of your house, specifically in the areas where the colony seats. As the organism grows, it requires organic material to feed and thrive, and it can find this sustenance through eating the construction materials and contents of your home suitable to sustain the colony. Materials like drywall and wood framing are particularly susceptible, and if the colony seats too long in these areas, they can become too fragile and weakened to preserve.

Our remediation technicians can get to work quickly on assessing the spread of this fungus throughout your home and reducing its ability to continue doing so. Specialized equipment like air scrubbers can stop active spores from leaving the quarantined area while the professionals work to remove the colony and restore the damage it has caused.

Mold growth in your home might not seem like that considerable of a risk, but in just a short period, a colony can get out of control throughout an affected area. Spores can travel through air circulation systems to seat in new areas of your home and continue growing and spreading. Give our SERVPRO of North Utah County experienced technicians a call as soon as you discover a problem at (801) 785-5228.
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Our Experts At SERVPRO Will Restore Your Lehi Business After A Water Damage Emergency

10/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Experts At SERVPRO Will Restore Your Lehi Business After A Water Damage Emergency Fast and efficient response to water damage within your commercial property is the best first step toward restoring the harm done to the building.

Be Prepared If Your Lehi Business Suffers Water Damage??

The technology industry is booming in Lehi. Like any business, software development and semiconductor companies need to plan for unexpected events and disasters. Business owners and managers plan for all kinds of crises. We can help you prepare for a water loss collaboratively.

Fast and efficient response to water damage within your Lehi commercial property is the best first step toward restoring the harm done to the building and the contents of your business. We encourage you to consult with us to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP). We walk you through the process as we evaluate the layout and workings of your shop. Working together helps with many aspects of a natural disaster, equipment malfunction, or a simple leak that can get out of control quickly.

A SERVPRO project manager familiar with large water losses visits your commercial property. We look for areas of vulnerability with your layout, inventory, and equipment should large quantities of water invade. Commonsense suggestions can limit your risk, and our new-found familiarity with your premises permits us to better react to any call you must make if a problem arises.

We take pictures and sketch out a blueprint of your location. You help by using our mobile app to expand our base of information. A list of all the vendors and contractors that installed and warrant your systems and equipment helps us if we have questions during the mitigation process. The ERP makes it clear that SERVPRO is your restoration company of choice. Often our customer’s designate members of their management team to act in their stead if an emergency occurs while the owner is unavailable.

If during the assessment we see you have inventory, business equipment, or documents at risk of flood damage we encourage as part of the plan a pack out to our production facility or a dry, secure area of your commercial property. SERVPRO drying specialists use effective strategies to restore wet articles including electronics. We have access to innovative drying systems like freeze-drying for documents and custom-sized drying spaces that use a combination of air movement, heat, and dehydration to remove moisture from office furnishings and equipment.

SERVPRO of North Utah County is ready to help you develop a concise and readily available online plan if your business has a water damage emergency. Call (801) 785-5228 to set up an appointment to get the ERP process started.

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Should You Watch the Game in Your Lehi Living Room and Let SERVPRO Deal with the Water Loss? Check the Yes Box!

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Should You Watch the Game in Your Lehi Living Room and Let SERVPRO Deal with the Water Loss? Check the Yes Box! Water Leaks in Lehi Walls? SERVPRO Provides Cleanup and Solutions

Why DIY Water Restoration Is a Bad Idea for Your Lehi Home

Most Lehi homeowners can attest that minor incidents in their home are things best handled by their own efforts. Many situations only require a can-do attitude and some elbow grease. Disasters and water incidents in your home, however, often become the exception to this approach. These circumstances require experience and unique training to overcome, preventing the effects from getting worse over a brief period.

You might not think of the ways that your Lehi home can get affected by water damages, but it happens more often than you might think. Many homeowners deal with incidents out of their control such as bursting pipes, failing appliances, or even just a persistent dripping faucet fixture that allows for damages to affect structural components and the contents of their house. SERVPRO technicians like ours can help you determine what has gotten affected by moisture and dampness and use our industry-leading equipment to restore the damage this water has caused.

From the time that our team arrives at your dwelling, we get to work on assessing the full scope of the damage. For situations like leaks inside of walls, we have leak detection and moisture detection equipment to help narrow the affected area to reduce situations like tear out to repair the damaged pipes and dry the wall cavities.

A point to remember about water damage incidents is that they often spread much farther than you can see with the naked eye. Building materials and wall cavities can trap and retain moisture, allowing these materials to warp and distort. Even more, pressing of a concern regarding this persistent moisture is the possibility of mold and microbial growth which is both a structural and a potential health hazard to the occupants of your home.

While you might view water damages as nothing more than another reason to roll up your sleeves and get to work, these situations often require skilled professionals. Our SERVPRO of North Utah County has unique training in all facets of water restoration to help you overcome this mess and get your home back "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (801) 785-5228.

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Professional Remediation of Mold Damage in Provo Residences Helps Control Future Incidences

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Professional Remediation of Mold Damage in Provo Residences Helps Control Future Incidences Finding mold in a sector of your home can be frightening. Call the technicians at SERVPRO to investigate the source and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Stop the Continuous Moisture that Mold Needs to Spread Throughout Your Home

As prolific as microbes are on our planet, it is crucial you keep your Provo home dry as an effective way of controlling microbial populations. These tiny organisms can affect any material made from cellulose. Covering and staining other items where dust tends to settle can also happen.
Cleaning your home might reveal mold damage in Provo, particularly in relatively damp locations of your residence. The most likely areas to find such damage-causing infestations include bathrooms, laundry areas, poorly insulated attics or garages, and under sinks. Other areas are not immune to invasive and overactive microbial activity, however, and can happen anywhere. The remediation team members at SERVPRO hold certificates from the IICRC in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT).
We understand that while mold and its spores can cause health effects, its presence means two other things are occurring inside your home. Damage to materials and the unwanted presence of moisture exist. We can help you resolve both of these troublesome aspects. Mold and mildew do not thrive without steady moisture supplies. Also, mold's continued presence means that the consumption and subsequent deterioration of your home's building materials steadily progresses.
As we remove these microorganisms from your home, we do so in a manner that keeps them contained. Physical barriers of heavy plastic sheeting, air scrubbers and attached tubing, and other tools help us quickly rid your home of mold damage. Replacing damaged materials happens only after we determine the source of the water feeding the microbes that once lived off your home's materials, resolve it, and then correct your home's humidity levels.
When small leaks caused the problem or a hole in your clothes washer's feed line dripped water, we can often help rectify these minor situations. For larger issues that involve more complicated situations, we can recommend a qualified plumber or other professional. After this step, we can use a desiccant machine or dehumidifier to dry out an excess humidity.
SERVPRO of North Utah County covers Saratoga Springs, Lindon, and Cedar Hills, as well as other nearby locations. Call us when you find what might be mold damage in your home. Our number, (801) 785-5228, is always answered whenever you call.

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Advanced Techniques and Technologies to Restore Fire Damage in Provo

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Advanced Techniques and Technologies to Restore Fire Damage in Provo Provo Soot Stained Homes Rely on SERVPRO for House Fire Cleanup

SERVPRO's Fleet and Facility House Industry-Leading Fire and Smoke Damage Cleanup Equipment, Tools, and Products

Household fire disasters have challenged humans for thousands of years, but fortunately for fire victims in Provo, the strategies used to recover have evolved. There are many reasons to rely on professional assistance when recovering from a fire. The up to date equipment and continuously refined techniques our technicians have at their disposal are excellent rationales to hire our fire damage specialists.

After a fire damages your Provo home, the need for cleanup and restoration can be significant. The first task is often water removal and structural drying because of firefighting efforts. Our technicians receive certification from the IICRC to respond to both water and fire damage, streamlining the process. Commercial grade pumps, water extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers are standard equipment on our service vehicles, allowing our crew to begin work immediately after the project manager assesses the damage.

Clean up of smoke and soot damage involves working with toxic residues. SERVPRO crew members complete training guiding them on how to complete the cleaning tasks safely, including the use of containment equipment in severe scenarios. We can protect areas of your home unaffected or only slightly damaged through the use of negative pressure air scrubbers that seal off the spaces as we clean them, filtering the air and preventing debris from spreading further.

Because smoke and soot are airborne and have a head start during the chaos of the fire, they frequently make their way far from the burned area. The damage can be invisible to the untrained eye, but SERVPRO employees know what to seek and where the harm often occurs. If this “invisible” damage is ignored, the result is progressive deterioration and increased costs to the homeowner. Our crews use appropriate products and tools to clear away the hidden fire damage, following industry protocols that avoid worsening the scenario.

The SERVPRO production facility has specially trained technicians and a range of cutting-edge equipment and resources to restore various items of personal property, furnishings, window coverings, and documents. Immersion and ultrasonic cleaning tubs and commercial grade laundry facilities, including the Esporta Wash System, are highly effective resources for intricate hardware and fixtures and clothing and soft items. We create and maintain a detailed inventory when we transport items to our base and work closely with your insurance as we complete all fire damage recovery tasks.

SERVPRO of North Utah County offers many solutions to members of our community struggling to recover from fire damage. Call (801) 785-5228 as soon as authorities release your property to arrange an assessment and to get the restoration process going.

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Reacting Quickly to Water Damage in Your Lehi Restaurant

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Reacting Quickly to Water Damage in Your Lehi Restaurant The Road Is Open to Your Lehi Restaurant After SERVPRO's Emergency Water Removal

Lehi Businesses Rely on the Fast Response of SERVPRO to Mitigate Water Loss Emergencies

One of the most rewarding things about running a Lehi restaurant is giving your customers a positive experience every time that they step through your doors. Small disasters can sometimes pose a significant threat to this positive experience, however, and you need to get the mess cleaned up quickly and thoroughly to prevent lasting damages to the building.

Every business owner focuses on cutting out the extra spending, even when it comes to approaching water damages to their Lehi eatery. Most believe that these situations can get taken care of without professional intervention, but this is rarely the case. There are effects and lingering damages that can continue to affect your restaurant long after the initial mess has gotten seemingly cleaned up.

One of the things that you need to consider when it comes to cleaning up a mess like this is the far-reaching effects of water spreading throughout areas of your restaurant. With various flooring materials and drywall, saturation can occur in a brief period which puts a timeline on when the damage must get restored before the material becomes unsalvageable. Our SERVPRO team can say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster because that is the commitment that we have made to the clients we serve throughout the area.

Another reason that you should consider our SERVPRO restoration services for the water damage in your facility are adverse secondary effects. Lingering water and moisture can allow mold spores present in the environment to seat and colonize. When running a restaurant, mold damage is one of the situations that could stop your business in its tracks and prove costly to remediate and verify that the health hazard of mold exposure has gotten successfully removed.

Operating a restaurant has many rewarding aspects, but when you sustain water damages in your facility, you need to act quickly to ensure that the problem does not get worse. Our SERVPRO of North Utah County water restoration technicians are standing by 24/7 at (801) 785-5228.

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In-Ground Sprinkler System Can Cause Water Damage To Your Provo Home

8/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage In-Ground Sprinkler System Can Cause Water Damage To Your Provo Home SERVPRO Says Check Your Sprinkler System to Prevent Water Damage to Your Provo Home

For Our Provo Customers, SERVPRO Offers Advice and Water Removal

Your desire to consistently hydrate the gardens and other landscaping around your Provo home led to the installation of an automatic sprinkling system. Saving time, water, and money over the long term were incentives, but malfunctions led to unintended concerns. It is not uncommon for irrigation configurations to cause water to seep into foundations or crawl spaces or soak into the exterior wall of a house. We can mitigate the damage.
If just one sprinkler head is knocked out of alignment, water can pound the siding of your house rather than foundation plantings. The water damage caused to your Provo dwelling may go undetected for a time, allowing the moisture to build up and begin to destroy the building materials inside your dwelling. Likewise, a bend or break in the underground conduits carrying water to the various sprinkler heads can super-saturate the ground around your home, seeping into the slab foundation or crawl space. Our technicians respond with practical strategies that remove the water and dry out the structure.
The first you realize that the sprinkler system is the culprit might be after the SERVPRO crew arrives. You have just noticed some peeling paint or a bulge and dampness on an interior, outward facing wall. You might fear a plumbing leak inside the house. Once we discuss your concerns, we evaluate the situation. If your water pressure is unaffected and bills are as expected, a leak is unlikely. When we walk around the property, our trained eyes catch signs of a misaligned spray.
The good news is that eliminating this water source is as easy as disengaging the sprinkler system. SERVPRO then extracts any standing water and uses air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers to dry out the interior of your home. Because the conditions could be ripe for microbial growth, we look for any evidence of mold damage. If any is found, our mold remediation team can complete a mold abatement.
If water saturation has seeped into your crawl space or foundation, we use drying strategies and review the vapor barriers in place. SERVPRO advises you work with the company that installed the sprinkler system to locate the leak or redirect the errant spray head. Otherwise, the water damage can return.
SERVPRO of North Utah County can help restore damage done by an automatic outdoor watering system. Call us at (801) 785-5228 to schedule a consultation.

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