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Is Heavy Snow Causing Your Roof to Leak into Your Rochester Home?

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Is Heavy Snow Causing Your Roof to Leak into Your Rochester Home? Heavy snow can damage roofs, leading to water damage inside your home.

Flood Extraction Technicians In Rochester Discuss Removal Procedures

After a snowstorm hits Rochester, it is possible that your home can suffer from problems with excessive moisture. Once the snow starts to melt, you might notice that your roof or exterior wall has leaked, forcing you to call in a professional flood extraction company like SERVPRO. When the snow comes down in full force, it is possible that the weight can break roof shingles or other building materials and allow moisture to leak inside. Once water makes its way into your house, it can ruin structural components and create situations where mold can develop. When dealing with flood extraction, we can remove moisture when it is in its liquid form and once it is water vapor.
To remove moisture, when it is in a liquid form our SERVPRO technicians use truck-mounted extractors and specialized attachment tools. Our highly trained team knows that it is quicker for flood extraction in Rochester to take place when water is in its liquid form than when it becomes water vapor. To begin the extraction phase, we first remove all standing water present. If the standing water is deep, we can use submersible pumps to put the moisture into a sewer drain. Next, we extract water from your floors and furniture using a truck-mounted or a portable extractor.
During the extraction phase, we start with standing water and then remove moisture from porous materials like carpet and fabrics. Our SERVPRO technicians attach various tools to the extractors for different materials.  We begin the rapid structural drying process after all liquid H2O gets removed from your contents and building materials.
Anytime organic materials like paper or wood get wet it is possible that mold can develop if the substances do not get dried out within 48 hours. When drying a structure, we utilize advanced technology and equipment that creates the perfect environment to speed up the natural evaporation process.
If you ever happen to notice wet contents or building materials after a snowstorm, call SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester at (863) 446-0258 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Professionals Explain How to Remove Mold From Your Rochester Home

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Professionals Explain How to Remove Mold From Your Rochester Home Hidden mold is often found behind visible mold. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold.

Why SERVPRO's Mold Damage Remediation in Rochester Protects Your Home from Reinfestation

Mold is a highly persistent organism, and knowledge of the way it grows and obtains resources from its environment is why SERVPRO specialists retain the upper hand when providing homeowners in Rochester with remediation services. Our training and certification by the IICRC ensure you of our expertise and dedication to protecting your property.  

Although it is known for its beautiful and historic homes, mold damage in Rochester can become any homeowner's nightmare. We know how to make things clean and free of excessive mold by using internationally accepted methods the re-establish the healthy status of your home, which requires the removal of mold, damaged materials, and the water that provided sustenance to the microbes.  

We cut out any materials damaged by mold and then place them in double bags. These thicker bags keep both microbes in place and also keep dust and debris from spilling into other areas of your home. We also use HEPA filters, located in both our vacuums and air scrubbers, to remove any mold spores in the air. Negative air pressure chambers also use air scrubbers and are highly efficient tools of mold damage remediation.  

Eliminating the water that has nourished the microbes inside your home and allowed them to reproduce at an accelerated pace must occur to keep the problem from happening again. Infrared imaging devices show us water locations inside your house.  

Walls, ceilings, and other structures can hide small leaks from your view while existing uninterrupted for extended periods. We repair these problems when small, or if they prove substantial, we contact a licensed plumber whom we have partnered with in the past to provide reliable expertise to the situation. Al of this aids us in keeping your overall costs as low as possible.  

SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester wants to make sure your home no longer has excessive mold that can cause mold damage and other problems inside your home. Call us at our 24-hour service line at (603) 743-4301. We answer calls every day of the year.

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Become Familiar With the Tell-Tale Signs of Mold Damage in Your Rochester Home

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Become Familiar With the Tell-Tale Signs of Mold Damage in Your Rochester Home Mold can lurk behind cabinets or appear on open walls. Contact SERVPRO right away to remediate a mold infestation.

Remediation of Mold Damage in Rochester is Easier with Professional Help

Mold is primarily a moisture problem so when your Rochester property is infested, remediation efforts must involve removal of excess moisture. Mold spores, which are microscopic, exist everywhere, so it only takes the right conditions for growth to start. The conditions that include warmth, an organic food source, and oxygen are also readily available, so it only takes a spike in moisture to start growing. We have a team of AMRT, Applied Microbial Remediation technicians, who can help you deal with infestations in your property effectively.

The early signs of mold damage in Rochester are not likely to reveal the true extent of the problem because infestations confined spaces such as wall cavities are likely to be more advanced than those in visible areas. By using equipment such as thermal cameras, our SERVPRO team traces all the areas where there is a water problem without tearing down walls. It helps us determine the level of effort needed when restoring the damage in those areas.

The process of restoring mold damage involves cleaning and drying moldy materials. We HEPA vacuum affected areas to remove loose debris then damp wipe to remove those that adhere to the surface. Any items and especially the porous ones that cannot be cleaned must be discarded. It is not possible to clean them because the hyphae grow deep into the material where it is hard to reach them. Our SERVPRO technicians also dry non-moldy items within 48 hours eliminating chances of development.

Mold debris spreads quickly, especially when using air movers to dry affected areas. Such debris can cause health problems, so our SERVPRO technicians wear PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, and also isolate affected areas using plastic sheets to limit the spread of such debris. We also observe IICRC mold remediation standards including correcting the original moisture problem ensuring that the problem does not recur quickly once we finish remediation.

Mold problems should not become a long-term nag. With help from SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, you can deal with the problem effectively. Call us at (603) 743-4301 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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