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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. 

Science of drying

12/11/2020 (Permalink)

Exploring the Science of Drying

Did you know, there is actually a science behind the process of drying? The knowledge of psychometrics is essential to restoring a water damage structure to its pre loss condition. While your initial reaction may be to grab a few towels to mop up the mess and places a fan or two around the damage are.

What exactly does “speed up Mother Nature” mean? A wet building can often dry naturally because the environment always seeks equilibrium. When materials are wet, moisture will naturally move to drier air on the surface of the material but only if the air is, indeed drier. The only problem is, nature takes too long and secondary damages may occur while the building is drying out.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield have been trained to use top-of-the-line equipment to help Mother Nature along, including equipment to help dry hardwood floors, tough-to-reach spaces inside walls, and much more. Your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals also use state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

SERVPRO is proud to utilize a newly developed tool SERVPRO DryBook.

The SERVPRO DryBook is a proprietary tool allowing us to capture and track the steps of restoration project according to industry best practices and standards. This ensures your restoration is done properly and efficiently. It also improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you backing your home sooner.

Smoke behavior

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

Following a fire, there are two different types of smoke, wet and dry.  As a result there are different types of soot residue after a fire.

  • Wet Smoke (Plastic and Rubber) Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary.  Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke (Paper and Wood) Fast burning, high temperatures; heat rises, therefore smoke rises.
  • Protein Fire Residue (Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire) Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
  • Fuel Oil Soot (Furnace Puff Backs) While "puff backs" can create havoc for homeowners, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can, in most cases, restore the contents and structure quickly.
  • Other Types (Tear gas, fingerprint powder, and fire extinguisher residue) Special loss situations require special care.

SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield professionals are thoroughly trained in fire cleanup and restoration and know the different types of smoke and their behavior patterns.

Mitigate fires quickly

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Our team can help restore old keepsakes damaged by fire.

When you have a fire in the home, it can devastate members of the home and be emotionally distressing. The most important step when there is a fire is to ensure all members of the home are safe. Once everyone is safe so much goes through the mind of a fire victim. Memories shared with loved ones inside the home flood through one’s mind. The stresses of accounting for the valuables and keepsakes that are irreplaceable come to mind. The last thing one thinks about is what steps are next. 

Once everyone is outside the home and the fire is extinguished, contact us. Our staff is available 24 hours a week and seven days a week. We will arrive on the scene quickly to assess damages and get to work right away. We even work with your insurance, saving you steps. Right now is a time for you to worry about other things. 

It is important to not put off mitigation and restoration. The longer soot residues remain in the home and on materials within the home the harder it will be to remove. Not only can the soot be hard to remove, but it can also carry further through the house and the leftover smoke is not healthy for you or your family. 

If you experience a fire catastrophe, contact SERVPRO of East Hamilton Fairfield. Call (513) 858-1071

Leaf burning

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

As we get further into the Fall, leaves start changing colors and falling from the trees. For many home owners this beautiful season can be overshadowed the constant need to rake their yard. It becomes a frequent task to upkeep your yard and dispose of the leaves. Some people prefer to bag the leaves and have them taken away while others burn their leaves. At SERVPRO, we would like to give some simple tips to those who use the burning leaves method.

  • Check to make sure it is legal in your community. Some townships have set dates for when burning leaves is acceptable or require permits.
  • Create the burning pile on dirt or gravel. Avoid doing it on grass or fields. 
  • Consult weather forecasts on a day with high winds.
  • Do not use gasoline or fire starters to start it.
  • Keep the pile small and slowly add leaves as the previous ones burn to the bottom of the pile.
  • Keep water source near in case of emergency and to dowse embers when finished.

Know that there are safer and less harmful ways that open burning leaves such as closed metal burn drums or putting the leaves is biodegradable bags and giving them to the city. We want to keep people safe no matter what their preferred method is.

Commercial damage

10/15/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.