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Storm damage process

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Within hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled.

The first 24 hours following a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of receiving a loss notification, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield  will be on-site to help ensure a water damage is handled by completing the following steps:

INSPECTION 

A SERVPRO franchise professionals will inspect affected areas to determine the extent of water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any questions before beginning the work. 

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Our crews will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as personal property and other contents, from further damage by extracting the excess water and preparing the area for drying. They will explain the needed emergency services to you step by-step. 

MONITORING 

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to appropriate industry standards, our crews will monitor the drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated with you. 

RESTORATION SERVICES 

Then will begin reconstruction. They will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and contents. A final walk-through of the job site will be conducted with you to help ensure the property was returned to its preloss condition.

Restoration

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Have you ever wondered what makes each restoration company unique? What sets them apart? What makes you want to use them? Some companies are nationally known franchise operations, like ours. Some may offer more services than others, but not all are qualified to perform those services.

We as an office and a company in general, are governed by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). They set the rules and guidelines for how we take on and produce each job. Our owners, production managers, crew chiefs, and many of the office personnel have sat through hours upon hours of classes. They have taken tests to be certified by the IICRC, which renews annually.

We are emergency services and available 24/7, call our office at (513) 422-9200

Always here to help

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Most commercial facilities have drop ceilings with ceiling tiles. It is not uncommon for these tiles to become damaged over time and require replacement. However, many facility managers may be disheartened to find a single tile or several tiles with stains and assume tile mold. While your mind may immediately jump to mold growth, any remediation service will likely explain that mold is possible, but there are at least three other causes, especially if the staining is recent.

  1. Plumbing problem
  2. Roof leak
  3. HVAC system issue

Plumbing Problem
If your facility is multi-story, then the tile discoloration is likely the result of plumbing issues and not tile mold. Ceiling tiles are incredibly porous and will soak in the water, causing a stain to appear on the other side. Fresh water stains typically look damp; they will likely turn the tile a shade of gray, especially if the tile is a lighter color naturally.

Roof Leak
If your facility is a single-story, then you may have a more significant issue than a minor plumbing leak. A roof leak can also result in the discoloration of ceiling tiles because of water damage. You may want to inspect your roof around the area of the staining to ensure that there is no existing external damage.

HVAC System Issue
If your facility has roof-mounted HVAC units, it is possible that the staining is a result of leaking from the condensation line or system and not mold. If you have an A/C unit above or near where the staining appeared, then you may want to contact an HVAC repair specialist.
While tile mold is a concern for any business because of the inevitable business interruption, it is not always the reason for tile staining. If you are genuinely concerned about the possibility of mold and cannot find any other likely causes for the staining, then contact SERVPRO for a property assessment.

A few tips for water damage

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Tips for Handling Water Damage
  • Don’t treat flood water (regardless of source) in unwanted places lightly.
  • Water that comes in from the outside of your home can bring in harmful bacteria from outside into your home.
  • Even if your basement only has an inch of water in it or is even damp it is the perfect breeding ground for mold.

Did You Know…

Even if your damage seems like it just affected your carpet water can wick-up onto your walls and get them wet risking the growth of mold if not treated properly. If your walls are made of drywall, water can wick-up as much as 30 inches, if you experience any water damage and are unsure what to do, call the experts at SERVPRO.

Water damage experts

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours could greatly increase the severity of the water damage. We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.  When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Helping out realtors

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

The real estate market is on fire! Houses are receiving multiple offers and some even going for over listing price. When listing a home for sale, sellers have hundreds of real estate professionals to choose from. Want to provide a unique service to your sellers and stand out above the rest? Here at SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield, we know how your listing appears in photographs is extremely important. This is the first time a potential buyer will view the home, and the photographs can make or break a potential showing, and ultimately, a potential sale. From a general cleaning to make your listing shine, to treating water damage...even a hoarder cleanout, our team can help in a range of ways. Contact us today! A SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield professional would be happy to attend your next sales meeting to discuss our services and how we can help you.

Mold remediation

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Whenever mold is found in your building, and you call in a professional mold remediation franchise, the company is guided by science and experience. The mold standards in place for cleanup and restoration have been established by a rigorous process that involves such organizations as the EPA and OSHA, as well as the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. In most cases, these standards serve as guidelines and recommendations, though in some situations they have been adopted in codified regulations. The purpose of the standards is to identify what works best in cleaning and restoration for effective and safe treatment of black mold and other fungus problems.

Mold Remediation

A company that works on mold removal should adhere to the highest mold standards for cleanup. These standards can change as new information and new cleaning techniques are discovered. The mold clean process follows these proven steps for the best results:

  • A fast response to the problem
  • An inspection and assessment
  • Mold containment through the use of physical barriers and negative air pressure
  • Air filtration through the utilization of air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums
  • Mold removal and treatment of mold-infested items
  • Content cleaning

Mold restoration is complete when all areas affected by mold have been treated. There might still be low-levels of mold spores present, but the ability of the spores to spread has been curtailed.

Mold Facts
The mold standards for cleanup and restoration have been developed through a thorough understanding of the organism. Mold thrives on moisture and can quickly spread under the right conditions. Once excess moisture is present, mold can begin to proliferate and expand in as little as 48-72 hours. Taking care of the water problem is one key to mold removal. Though the organism is tiny, it can produce a musty odor and degrade indoor air quality. An informed approach can quickly eradicate a mold problem in your place of business.

Ice dams

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dams can be damaging to your roof, eaves, and even cause water to back up under shingles and in to your home. This can happen when snow melts from the warmer top portion of your roof and runs towards the colder eave, where it freezes. Heavy snow can worsen this effect, as it will hold the warmer air under the snow layer and allow the ice to accumulate. How can you prevent this problem?

1) Keep your gutters clean

2) Make sure heat sources to the attic are blocked and that there is ventilation allowing cold air to circulate in to the attic space

3) Insulate the space between the living space and attic

4) Clean heavy snow off of the roof with a roof rake

5) Install electric heat cable in a "z" pattern along your roof line

Always know, that should you have a problem, SERVPRO of East Ha,Liston Fairfield is ready to help!

Water damage repair

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water Removal and Water Extraction

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property, which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared cameras may be used to find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Emergency Water Removal

Our highly trained technicians will begin the water removal process almost immediately. Depending on the amount of water, we may use powerful submersible pumps in addition to industrial strength, wet/dry vacuums. Removing most of the water helps reduce drying time and helps prevent secondary water damage and mold and/or bacterial growth.

  • Remove Excess Water
  • Use Submersible Pumps and Industrial Wet/Dry Vacuums

SERVPRO and commercial

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Have Questions? Call Today – (513) 858-1081

Commercial Building Restoration Services

SERVPRO oresponds quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency, 24 hours a day. Whether the damage occurs in a small business building or a big box store, we have the training, experience, and equipment to handle the situation. Our national network of 1,700 Franchises gives us access to personnel and resources to respond to any size restoration emergency. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

Commercial Building Cleaning Services

Whether your need is removing an odor problem or deep-cleaning flooring or carpets, you can depend on SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield to get the job done right the first time. We’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.