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Summer Holiday Celebration Gone Wrong in Noble

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Summer Holiday Celebration Gone Wrong in Noble Fireworks and sparklers of the Fourth can leave your property with extensive fire damage. Call on SERVPRO to remediate the damage on your property.

Trained SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Quickly to Deal with the Aftermath of a Fire

Outdoor fun with fireworks transforms to tragedy when fires start because of stray launchings or improper disposal of spent sparklers or bottle rockets. Fireworks sent skyward come down even several blocks away and can ignite roofs, without the owners having any idea they were in danger. No matter the cause, SERVPRO helps restore buildings damaged by fire.
 
Family and friends set off fireworks for the fourth, including intensely hot sparklers thrown in a trashcan near the patio door. The ensuing blaze caused fire damage to the hallway and kitchen your Noble house. We arrived shortly after the fire trucks departed, true to our 24/7 promise.
 
The first task was to secure the back of the house with boards and tarps. The fire burned fast and hot, and the firefighters opened up an exterior wall to get more room to get water into the kitchen. Our SERVPRO project manager makes sure the HVAC system is switched off and vents covered to prevent more spread of soot and smoky odor. The stability of the floors and stairway is established and cleanup begins.
 
Water knocked down the fire, and we extract as much as possible right away. Water damage is almost always a subcategory of fire damage, and removing it is crucial to avoid secondary harm like mold growth or disintegrating walls, ceilings, or floors. Our technicians remove the charred part of the structure and evaluate the consistency of the sooty residue near the blaze. A plan for cleaning the residue throughout the house includes matching methods and cleaning products with the type of debris -- sticky and thick near the epicenter, lighter and dry in remote rooms.
 
The SERVPRO fire damage crew moves systematically throughout the house, cleaning per the training each employee receives before his or her first job. Your insurance company is pulled into the loop to be certain claims presented have supporting evidence. We also work with you if you prefer to do some of the inventorying and cleaning of personal products, according to our experience and advice.
 
Restoration is always SERVPRO’s focus, but we rip out and replace unsafe structures and dispose of destroyed belongings. All deliberate speed is crucial as ash and soot corrode and discolor any articles in their paths. Removing burned up items is the first step in odor control, and our deodorization specialists finish the restoration hours or days after our first response through a series of techniques that eventually neutralize the tiny particles floating in the air, carrying the smoky smell.
 
Fast, professional, and thorough, SERVPRO of Norman partners with homeowners to put this mid-summer fire behind you. Call (405) 292-0808 when the authorities release the house for restoration assessment so we can get the ball rolling.

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An Answer to Common Water Damage Issues in Your Noble Area Home

7/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage An Answer to Common Water Damage Issues in Your Noble Area Home Ceiling water damage can clue you in to a problem going on above the damage. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the damage and to remediate before mold.

Our Trained SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Water Damage on a Daily Basis in Homes Just Like Yours

Finding a small amount of water damage on your ceiling tends to lead to some problems that should require professional attention, before repairing the ceiling itself. Repairing the visible damage only leads to future ceiling problems, at least, until the main issue gets taken care of correctly.  
 
There are a variety of problems that may cause water damage to your Noble area home. However, today we would like to concentrate on those affecting your ceiling. Since these problems often lead to additional damage to other parts of your home, it is important to learn what to look for, or how to respond.
 
Damage to your roof can go unnoticed for quite some time, giving water enough time to absorb into attic insulation and untreated construction materials used to build your home. However, roof leaks caused by loose or broken shingles damaged flashing, or roof-vents often lead to ceiling damage that is rather noticeable. An annual inspection of your roof by a qualified professional, like those offered at SERVPRO can help prevent these problems and more.
 
You may experience condensation damage from an A/C unit installed in your attic. As the unit ages, evaporator coils, drain lines, and drip pans develop damage. When this system fails to drain correctly or has a blockage, water flows freely, doing damage to your ceiling, walls, and insulation. Having your ventilation system inspected, and cleaned by SERVPRO can help reduce the possibility of this happening in your home.  
 
Sometimes, homes built with limited space place water heaters in attics, which leads to a frightful amount of problems if not maintained properly. Same goes for leaky pipes or other problems that may occur anywhere in the home. Prevention, or taking a proactive approach is always your best option. SERVPRO can inspect your entire home, providing you with recommendations for existing problems and help you prevent losses.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Norman for access to quality technicians, advanced equipment, and answers to all of your water damage problems. We are waiting for your call. (405)292-0808

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SERVPRO Has High Standards When Dealing With Mold Damage To Your Hall Park Nail Salon

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Has High Standards When Dealing With Mold Damage To Your Hall Park Nail Salon Keep Mold and Fungal Growth Out of Your Nail Salon in Hall Park, Call SERVPRO

For Mold Remediation in Businesses in Hall Park, Rely on SERVPRO

Mold damage is a potential problem for any business owner. Visible growth looks unsightly and gives your business a dirty look that does not appeal to customers and can lead to losing clients or getting a bad review on YELP, Facebook, or TripAdvisor. Mold can also have health effects, so the presence of fungus makes for a less healthy environment for your staff and customers alike.
 
Another concern about mold damage to your Hall Park nail salon is the harm it does to your premises and belongings. The fungus thrives on moisture and use materials such as drywall, carpet, or upholstery as a food source. That means that molds can eat on your nail bar chairs and rugs, and even your walls.
 
It is important to contact remediation experts to deal with fungi problems in your salon. Remediation experts such as SERVPRO have the necessary training and equipment to remediate the problem as quickly as possible and restore your business to a better state. Whether a small shop in a strip center or a large commercial building, the process is similar.
 
We recognize the importance of having standards and guidelines that we adhere to when dealing with mold. Sticking to set guidelines ensures that our process is the best it can be and provides reassurance to our customers that everything we do is to the highest standard and guided by consistent principles.
 
One of the standards which all SERVPRO teams adhere to is the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Mold Remediation Guidelines. EPA guidelines were initially developed especially for schools and commercial enterprises. EPA guidance states that we must follow these steps:
 
1. Clean and dry moldy materials. Our teams achieve this by first establishing containment to prevent airborne spores spreading, and then by thoroughly cleaning as many items as possible. We apply powerful detergents where necessary and use HEPA vacuuming, scrubbing, and ULV fogging to cleanse the area. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to encourage evaporation and lower humidity.
 
2. Discard items that cannot be cleaned. An article which cannot be cleaned provides further food for mold and increase the risk of it spreading, which is why SERVPRO disposes of such items safely.
 
3. Dry non-moldy items within 48 hours. Even items that have not been damaged by mold might still be wet if your nail salon has a leak, a humidity problem, or suffered a flood or water damage. Our teams use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry everything to an acceptable level.
 
Mold in your business needs to be dealt with swiftly. Call SERVPRO of Norman at (405) 292-0808 today for assistance.

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Water Spots On Your Noble Home Ceiling

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Spots On Your Noble Home Ceiling As a homeowner, stains on the ceiling are not something you want to see.

Water Spots On Your Ceiling

As a homeowner, stains on the ceiling are not something you want to see. It should not be too difficult to figure out the source of the water creating the stain. Whether it is an upstairs bathroom or a problem with the roof, whatever is over the ceiling is likely the source of the moisture problem. If you cannot identify a probable water source over the ceiling stain, you could have a pipe that is leaking. It is not uncommon for water to run along piping or rafters before it drops into your ceiling, making it harder to realize the true source of the problem.

A shower pan or piping which has fallen into disrepair is also a possibility for the water damage to your ceiling. Bad piping could mean a pipe is leaking or that the pipe in your Noble home has improper insulation and is sweating. You might need to determine if your pipes need replacing, or if hard water is causing your pipes premature damage.

No matter the cause, finding the source right away is detrimental. SERVPRO, a water damage restoration company, can assist you in this. We can also clean up any damage the water has created and dry your home out thoroughly to prevent further damage such as mold growth. When the water stains are coming from your roof, you must find the nature of the disrepair. You may need to have a roofing contractor come in as well. Our technicians at SERVPRO can have other professionals come in and help us repair the problem if needed.

Fixing the stain or damaged plaster or drywall is the last step, and only comes after the moisture problem is solved. If the water keeps leaking or seeping after repairs are made, they have been done for nothing. At SERVPRO, we ensure the problem is solved before we begin this last step in restoration. Some of the ceiling or walls may have to be torn out and replaced if it is damaged beyond repair, or the stain may bleed through any new paint.

SERVPRO of Norman is professionally trained to find and repair any water damage problems in your ceiling and roof. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (405) 292-0808 as soon as you realize you have a problem.

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Children and Fires from Lighters and Matches in Noble

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Children and Fires from Lighters and Matches in Noble Accidental fires due to lighters can quickly cause a dangerous situation especially when kids are involved. After you're safe, call SERVPRO.

Educate Your Children About the Risks Associated with Playing with Fire

Fires and property damage associated with children who played with matches are commonly seen in the United States. Several procedures and programs have been made to control the problem, but in the past few years, a new source of ignition, the cigarette lighter, has become very common.
 
The increase in the use of lighters instead of matches has raised the chance for lighter-related fires and fire damage caused by children to homes in Noble. There also seems to be a change in the age distribution. In many cases, younger children are more frequently involved in these accidents because of the ease of igniting lighters.
 
SERVPRO can come to your aid if your child has gotten a hold of a lighter and caused a fire in your home. With our experience and training, our technicians can repair damages and clean up dangerous smoke and soot.
 
Children naturally have a curiosity about fire, as it captures their attention. Watching adults light a cigarette or start the barbecue, kids want to mimic them as they do with most things. You should not discourage your child’s curiosity about fire. However, you should channel it into appropriate behavior.
 
Due in large part to their experimentation with fire, children are at a high risk for burn injuries. They do not necessarily appreciate the correct use of matches, and many times misuse them. They need to understand that large fires begin small, and know the proper use for lighters and matches. You should also make sure they understand the dangers and risks that are associated with their use.
 
At SERVPRO, we understand how devastating a fire can be, no matter how small. Once the fire is out, your property needs cleaning up and repairs not only from fire, but from water from firefighting efforts, plus smoke and soot cleanup. Our professionals have specialized training in fire and water damage restoration, and the experience needed to quickly restore your home to its condition before the fire.

Accidents still happen, so SERVPRO of Norman is always ready to help you recover from a fire. Call us right away at (405) 292-0808 so we can clean up and repair your home.

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How SERVPRO Uses Ultrasonic Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Noble Auto Parts Store

5/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Uses Ultrasonic Cleaning After Fire Damage to Your Noble Auto Parts Store SERVPRO's ultrasonic cleaning process can be very useful after fire damage at your auto parts store. Call quickly after damage for best results.

Quick Response and Remediation can Reduce Loss After a Fire at Your Business

Fire damage is a serious concern for local business owners. A fire starts more easily than most people imagine. All it takes is a spark, or a faulty appliance to start a blaze. After a fire occurs, the main worry for most business owners is how to restore and save the contents of their business. After all, inventory is not cheap, and you do not want to have to pay to replace all of it unless necessary. That sort of bill can run a business into big trouble. That is why SERVPRO is here to help with the fire cleanup and restoration process and help leave your store “Like it never even happened.”
 
Commercial fire damage to your auto parts store might wreak havoc with the different auto parts you carry. There is also a risk of it damaging any repair or diagnostic equipment you happen to use. Seeing for-sale items coated in soot is disheartening. However, do not give up hope. Thanks to our leading ultrasonic cleaning technology, SERVPRO can clean soot damaged auto parts and in many cases can restore them as good as new.
 
Let us take a look at how ultrasonic cleaning works. Conventional cleaning methods rely on scrubbing, rubbing, or immersion in cleaning solutions to try and scrub away or dissolve the residue. For some soot damaged materials, this is effective. However, for others, soot has penetrated too deeply, and something else is needed.
 
Ultrasonic cleaning uses sound waves to remove dirt or particles from materials. It is suitable for many kinds of materials, including auto parts, and is tough enough to clean even heavy duty items or badly discolored parts. The secret is a process called “cavitation.” First, we immerse store items that need cleaning in liquid. The ultrasonic cleaner uses sound waves to cause the formation and bursting of microscopic bubbles in the liquid – this is cavitation. As the bubbles burst over the surface of every wrench, spanner, radiator or wiper blade, the cleaning action penetrates deep to remove soot.
 
We fully train our IICRC-certified technicians to choose the best cleaning solution and products to use in the ultrasonic cleaning process for optimum results.
 
If you are concerned about cleaning up soot in your auto parts store, give SERVPRO of Norman a call today at (405) 292-0808.

How SERVPRO Helps Restore Air Quality After Mold Damage To Your Etowah Home

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How SERVPRO Helps Restore Air Quality After Mold Damage To Your Etowah Home Moldy Wall in Etowah Happens with Excessive Moisture and Poor Ventilation. Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Mold Remediation Equipment Is Essential for Clean Up

A mold outbreak is a real headache for any homeowner. The discolored mold colonies look unsightly, and there is a real risk of damage to your home and belongings. Some items need to be discarded if the fungi have penetrated too deeply. The structure of your house might suffer. There is also the unpleasant fact of that nasty moldy smell and that mold can cause health effects.
 
Mold damage in your Etowah home leaves your house feeling unclean and contaminated. Thankfully our SERVPRO experts are on hand to contain the outbreak and prevent the further spread of spores leading to new mold patches. Our mold remediation team quickly establishes a safe working area and thoroughly cleans every surface to remove mold.
 
One important aspect of our mold remediation work is helping restore air quality in your home. We use air scrubbers and negative air machines to clean the air in your house and reduce the presence of spores. Air scrubbers are portable filtration systems that play a vital role in improving air quality. The scrubbers draw air through a series of powerful HEPA filters that trap mold spores as small as 0.3 microns and remove them from the air. The result is cleaner air with less fungal spores in it.
 
Negative air machines are similar to air scrubbers, with the addition that they draw contaminated air and vent it to the exterior. Venting air outside is useful in two ways: Mold spores are removed from your house, and a vacuum is created to prevent further spreading of the fungus.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians come equipped with a range of cleaning materials and tools that complement the air scrubbing process. Our arsenal includes powerful HEPA vacuums that we use to suction up mold spores and debris to prevent them from resettling. We also have access to fogging machines which compress disinfectants into a mist that penetrates surfaces and kills mold spores. Other foggers can also deodorize the affected areas, putting a finishing touch to the mold remediation.
 
SERVPRO teams also oversee drying out of your home or contaminated rooms after the mold remediation process. Getting your home and belongings dry to their normal level of moisture content is vital for helping prevent another mold outbreak. Our experts have dehumidifiers on hand to bring down the humidity in the air, and air movers for drying out specific areas.
 
Do not struggle with trying to deal with a mold outbreak. Call SERVPRO of Norman at (405) 292-0808 today for assistance.

Four Fire Damage Restoration Techniques in Lexington

4/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Four Fire Damage Restoration Techniques in Lexington Regardless of the type of damage, SERVPRO technicians are trained in the latest methods of remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Will Not Waste Any Time Restoring Your Fire Damaged Property


Returning your home to its original state after a fire involves removing damaged property and debris, structure reconstruction, and cleaning of the building and personal property. Each task requires trained personnel with the latest in restoration equipment and cleaning agents.

SERVPRO maintains a 24-hour response team with access to a nationwide network of equipment and cleaners to handle any fire damage to your Lexington home. When it comes to recovering structural and personal property, we have developed four techniques to ensure the right chemicals, procedures, and tools match the damage.

Absorption – Some surfaces are too fragile to use a water-based or solvent-based cleaner. In these cases, a dry powder is used to coat the property lightly. They are very efficient in removing soils from porous surfaces like brick, carpet, drapes, marble, and upholstery. Once the contamination has absorbed into the powder, it is easily extracted by dry wiping or using a vacuum if possible.

Surface Techniques – Spray and Wipe and Foam Cleaning prevent material from being saturated with water or a cleaning agent. Spray and Wipe is the preferred technique for hard surfaces and furniture. Once the agent is sprayed or misted onto the property, it is wiped off with a dry towel. We use Foam Cleaning on property that is easily damaged by excessive moisture. It still puts enough cleaning agent onto the assets while reducing the amount of liquid. Technicians apply foam by hand using a sponge or with a pump-up sprayer which is dryer still and a better technique for more delicate or older fabrics.

Saturation Techniques – Hand Wash and Rinse use cloth towels soaked in a cleaning agent to cover and lightly scrub soils and other contamination from surfaces and fabrics. After several repeats, a dry towel is used to absorb the remaining moisture. For deeply stained cloth, we deploy an Upholstery Cleaning Machine (UCM). This device uses a cleaning agent or water to remove heavy soil along with an adjustable agitation action to work contamination from the property.

Immersion Technique – Response team members, place affected property into a tank filled with one of our cleaning agents. The technician maintains constant observation of the property to ensure thorough cleaning without damage to the item. If needed, the technician has the option to use an ultrasonic cleaner to generate sound waves which force millions of vapor bubbles through the immersed item for a faster operation.

SERVPRO of Norman, Oklahoma has the tools and training to put your home back to its pre-disaster state. Regardless if it is a small or large fire, we work with you to get your life back to normal. If you need us, call today at (405) 292-0808.

Hidden Mold Damage In Your Slaughterville Area Home

3/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Hidden Mold Damage In Your Slaughterville Area Home Mold Problems on Your Building in Slaughterville, Contact SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Remediates Damage Caused by Mold

When you think about mold damage in your home, you likely imagine being able to see a large area covered in mold growth that causes red flags to go off. However, in most cases, mold damage in your home starts with a strange musty odor and exposure that is simply not visible to the naked eye.
 
If you are like most people, without visual proof that mold damage exists, a small water leak in your Slaughterville area home can cause extensive damage. Months, and sometimes even years, could go by before anything appears to draw your attention to the problem.
 
Most of us assume that mold only grows in bathrooms or maybe in your basement. If you cannot see damage in your bathroom and do not have a basement, there is little reason to enter your crawl spaces or attic.
 
A small leak in a pipe in your bathroom can cause water to seep into the crawl space under your house. That, combined with the raw, unprotected building materials underneath, provide mold with the perfect environment to grow unimpeded. Moist, little, if any, sunlight, and plenty of organic matter.
 
This mold growth affects your entire living environment, indoor air quality, and can cause health effects to each member of your family, regardless of the species or amount of mold that is growing. When you find a leak, it is important to dry things out immediately, if there is any reason whatsoever to conclude additional water may have found its way into other areas, you should call for professional help.
 
A company, like SERVPRO, can provide you with the IICRC certified professional technicians with years of experience in mitigating mold damage in your home. Our applied microbial remediation technicians can help you get things under control and give you tips on how to limit the possibility of exposure in the future.
 
SERVPRO technicians cordon off the infected areas of your home, perform a full inspection, locate the source of moisture causing the issue, repair it, and use EPA and OSHA guidelines to handle and dispose of damaged materials to help prevent further growth and contain the spread of mold spores.
 
SERVPRO uses a variety of equipment such as water extractors, air movers, dehumidifiers and cleaning methods to help return every area of your home to a quality pre-mold damage condition, in a timely and efficient manner. Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration systems are very adept at capturing airborne fungi particles and mold spores.
 
Give SERVPRO of Norman a call today for access to professional mold remediation services you can trust. (405) 292-0808

Commercial Flood Damage and Your Hall Park Marriage Counseling Practice

3/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage and Your Hall Park Marriage Counseling Practice Don't let flooding keep you out of your office. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

SERVPRO Returns Your Property to Normal After Flooding

Best practices and legal requirements that focus on the medical fields have also changed how counseling is carried out. Now, counseling clients are provided the same protections that medical patients are given. With increased paperwork, privacy protections, and other enhancements to your practice, a flood can put much of this at risk of loss, and that can put your practice at risk of sanctions. SERVPRO can help you avoid additional problems in addition to the ones that flooding normally causes.

Hall Park offices have flooding for various reasons, and this flooding often results in commercial flood damage that can affect buildings for months afterward. If cleanup efforts are not commenced immediately, damage can continue for much longer, and it can even spread beyond the area that was initially damaged by the water.

In counseling practices, notes are often taken during each session, assisting in a continuity of care that can follow a client if he or she decide to begin services with another counselor, as well as providing a history that can help diagnose problems and form avenues of treatment. During a flood, the increased humidity can damage these notes and other documents. SERVPRO has document drying services that can save these, helping ensure that privacy and other legal requirements can be met.

Flooding can make your office inaccessible for an extended period. It is during this time that intruders might decide to enter to see what can be stolen. Because of this too-often occurrence, we also provide temporary fencing. This can often be enough of a deterrent that no break-ins happen. Fencing off your building from those who would enter the property can also protect you from subsequent injury lawsuits.

Document drying and temporary fencing are only part of the methods we use to restore an office that is damaged by flooding. Flooring must be completely dried and cleaned, followed by sanitizing. Walls may need to be replaced with new drywall and painted. Furniture is also often dramatically affected by flooding, and we can restore yours to like-new condition. We understand that your practice is a reflection of you as a professional, as we aim to give you the best possible results.

Calling SERVPRO of Norman at (405) 292-0808 should be your first step in regaining your practice's functionality and protecting your patients' rights to confidentiality and privacy. We are always here, no matter when you may need us.