The effects after a fire could include:
- Smoke Damage - Can stick to furniture, curtains, any kind of upholstery and contents.
- Odor - The odor after a fire can leave your business with a smell, unsure of how to remove it.
- Soot - Soot is a substance that is left after a fire. Soot can collect on the walls, ceilings, floors, and contents of your business.
- Water Damage - Water sprinklers are likely to go off when a fire is detected. Due to this, water can leave your property damaged as well as a fire.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7-365. Give us a call at (513) 422-9200 if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.
Mold damage in your business
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro will respond quickly and work fast to maintain the situation. We are highly trained in mold and water damage restoration and are faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO will first work to contain the infestation to make sure it does not spread to any other part of the building, because mold will travel fast if left untreated. Afterwards, we will work safely and effectively to maintain the situation.
When preventing water damage on your own doesn’t work, and mold arises, SERVPRO is the obvious choice to begin remediation. They have the training, experience, and equipment to get your business to pre loss condition. Don’t hesitate to treat mold, as it will spread quickly if left untreated. Give us a call if you would like a mold estimate.
Different types of water damage
Flooding - During a strong rainstorm, water can penetrate the roof shingles and leak into you home. Nearby lakes, rivers or even streams can overflow and cause flooding that can wreak havoc on your property.
Whatever the case, water that seeps into your home will cause damage. Water can rot wood and cause mold growth that will add up to costly repairs.
Burst Pipes - Most people do not examine the condition of the pipes in their home, nor do they know what a worn out pipe looks like. It may be worth it to hire an expert to evaluate the condition of the pipes in your home.
Sewer Backup - Heavy rains can lead to sewer backup that leave your home full of sewage. The smell alone is bad enough, but this problem can affect the foundation of your home. Any type of water damage can negatively affect the value of your property.
Different types of water
There are three types of water:
This is water from a source such as rainwater. Water from a broken pipe is also considered a source of clean water damage.
This is slightly contaminated water. When stormwater is left untreated, bacteria and other contaminants begin to grow and cause a problem. This can occur with water from a pipe leak or other plumbing issue as well.
This is highly contaminated and dangerous water that is filled with fungi, bacteria, or even chemicals. Sewage and floodwater are two common forms of this type of damage.
When you are faced with clean stormwater damage, be sure to turn off the circuit breakers in the damaged areas of the building, and do not enter those areas. Remove excess water and move items that may be sensitive to moisture such as artwork and computer equipment. When the water damage is caused from a plumbing issue, shut off the water source or have a certified professional do so.
When the stormwater is contaminated, stay clear of the areas and allow a biohazard professional to handle the cleanup properly. Do not turn on the HVAC system or use fans to dry the affected areas, since the air can potentially spread the contaminants. Discard any items that have been affected by the damage.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro can handle all forms of water and storm damage in our area. We also specialize in biohazard events where contaminated water is present. Often, advanced cleaning techniques are necessary to fully restore the affected areas when this type of damage is involved.
No matter the kind of storm damage you may suffer, SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is always here.
Keeping equipment on
Should I Turn Off the Drying Equipment at Night?
No, the drying equipment should remain running on a 24-hour basis. The more hours the equipment remains on, the faster buildings dry. We place the equipment strategically to encourage optimal drying.
When you have a water loss problem in your home, you can trust SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro clean up and dry the affected areas. Call us anytime at (513)-422-9200 for quick water removal services.
The faster SERVPRO can start to dry the faster things will be back to normal.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is a 24-7 emergency services business and available 365 days a year. If you do or don’t have any coverage gives us a call so we can make it lik it never even happened.
After a flood
What To Do After a Flood
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting
- Remove and prop up wet upholstery and cushions
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting in order to prevent further water damage
- Remove art objects and relocate them to a safe, dry place
What NOT To Do After a Flood
- Don’t leave items on wet surfaces. Instead, move them to dry spaces or hang them outside to dry
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water
- Don't use any items that require electricity, including your television or other household appliances
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet and if the ceiling is sagging in any rooms, move to a safer area
If your pipes leak
The first thing you need to do is shut off the source so that the water stops. It is important to ensure that the water stops in response to turning off the valve. In example, the supply line to the sink has burst. You turn off the valve to stop the water, but what if the water keeps spraying all over???
It is not uncommon for old shut off valves to go bad to the point that when you try shutting them off, it doesn't work. If this is the case in your property, you will need to locate the main water valve. This valve is usually located at the water meter for city water. If you have a well, it is typically located by your pressure tank.
In the event of a water disaster in your home, you want to limit the amount of water leaking. By locating the source of the leak and shutting off your main water valve, you are well on your way to recovery.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is available 24-7/365 and can be reached at (513) 422-9200.
Here to help
When disaster strikes your home or business it can be overwhelming. You don’t know what to do, how to clean it, or who to even call first to help in the situation. SERVPRO is here for you. If you find standing water in your home or commercial property, give us a call. If you find mold growing on your property, give us a call. If you have had damage from a fire, give us a call.
SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro has the expertise and the proper equipment to mitigate whatever disaster strikes your property. We use cleaners that cannot be purchased in stores and they are designed specifically for SERVPRO, to help get your property back to looking “Like it never even happened.” Our products are used to decontaminate, deodorize, clean wood and leather, and we have all the proper equipment to help dry out wet floors, walls, and ceilings. We think of your property as our own so each job is treated with a thorough cleaning and attention to detail.
SERVPRO is locally owned and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians are highly trained in water, fire, and mold restoration.
The washer and dryer can be the hardest working machine in your home sometimes. The average American family does about 300 loads of laundry a year! That is a lot for one machine to go through in a year. With so much use can come some wear and tear on your washer, which can lead to problems and possibly even water leaking into your home. There are a couple of things you can do to help keep your washing machine in tip top shape and to help prevent any leaking or water damage to your home.
- If your washer is an older machine the hoses can become worn out. Be sure to check the hoses occasionally to make sure they haven become worn or brittle causing water to leak.
- Don’t overload the washing machine. I know we all love to get as much in there as possible to get the laundry done quicker, but this can cause the washer to overfill and then it can overflow onto the floor or walls.
- Use the correct amount of detergent. Adding too much detergent can cause excess suds which can lead to it overflowing out of the machine. Be sure to read the label and follow the directions of how much detergent you should use for each load.
As with any unwanted water in your home, the quicker you get the water cleaned up the less damage that it will create. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro can mitigate any unwanted water in your home. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
When you think of water damage you probably think of standing water from a flood, a burst pipe, or maybe an appliance in your home or business that has a leak and has caused flooding. You probably don’t think of sewer backup when you think of a source of water damage. Sewer backups can be one of the worst types of water damage to your home or business.
There are different factors that can cause a sewer backup such as aging pipes, tree roots, and backups or clogs in the main city line. Sewage can then start coming into your home through drains in the floors of basements, toilets, and even bathtubs. This type of water in your home or business can lead to disease, damage to your walls, floors, and furniture, electrical malfunction, and can eventually lead to mold development.
As with any water damage, getting it cleaned up quickly and properly is the key to preventing any further damage. SERVPRO of Middletown Springboro is here to help and can take care of any water damage that your home or business might experience. Give us a call (513) 422-9200.