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What to do to Wood furniture after a flood

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

After a flood, furniture is one thing that hurts the most to lose. Some tips to help you salvage your favorite upholstered and wood furniture in the unfortunate event of a flood. Due to the terrible  disaster that Harvey did on Texas, many people lost mobility when it came to flood damaged furniture. There are two things we need to assess to start the restoration process. First, we need to know the source of the flood, water supply from pipes or anything related to the plumbing system, usually is not very clean at all. Second, is the furniture made of solid wood? Furniture is vulnerable to water as you know, especially when its not made with real wood. If the damage is severe, the solid panels and tops can wrap and break pieces of the furniture. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 will use equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to remove water moister from the area. Don’t dry out in sun or you may cause the wood to wrap. Dry furniture as much as possible so the item can receive proper restoration afterwards by SERVPRO professionals.   

Prep for Fires

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fires at your home or business can be a very difficult and stressful experience. In most cases the fire starts without notice. Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. This number could drop significantly if people would prepare for the worst and hope for the best. The real problem is that the average person has the attitude that it will never happen to them. Which is the worst attitude when it comes to any form of disaster. Here at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 we erg the people in our community to prep homes and businesses for any types of unannounced disasters, especially fires. They come on quick with mostly no warning and can destroy everything if not properly put out by your local fire department.     

Your Commercial Properties

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Every minute spent cleaning and restoring your business property, is time lost in revenue and productivity. Your local SERVPRO of Champions/1960 always pushes this idea to our community business owners. A person can lose their business if the issue isn't taken care of in a timely manor. When it comes to commercial restoration, time is crucial. Once damage has occurred, the key to restoring a commercial building is in treating the obvious damage, but also in repairing concealed damage, while maintaining a honest and upfront  relationship with the client. SERVPRO of Champions/1960 is available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Whether your need is removing some kind of odor, or deep cleaning floors and carpets, you can depend on a SERVPRO of Champions/1960 to get the job done right the first time. We pride ourselves on that. 

Do you have mold?

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Homeowners that detect mold in their dwellings can seek help from a qualified professional to re-mediate the issue. It can be confusing as to which removal method is best for their homes. Let SERVPRO of Champions /1960 worry about that. Remediation efforts differ when it comes to the affected surfaces. Mold found on porous materials, such as dry wall, carpet and insulation, must be re-mediated through the complete removal of these materials. These porous materials must be property disposed of in order to ensure complete mold spore removal. However, nonporous or semi porous materials such as concrete and hardwoods can remain in the home to be properly sanitized depending on their level of damage. The professionals at SERVPRO of Champions/1960 are trained to handle mold remediation and are always willing to check the mold situation before remediation begins. 

Saving Your Rugs

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Area rugs are an important part of your interior decor. It may be smaller in size as compare to carpeting, but the beauty adds to your rooms is magnificent. Area rugs are available in a variety of textures, colors and patterns. Area rugs can be added to any room, however just like carpets you must get area rugs cleaned. To retain the beauty of the your rugs for years to come . It's important to schedule for rug cleaning with SERVPRO of Champions 1960. Not only does it help remove all dirt and allergens that tend to accumulate on them overtime. Our skilled technician are able to enhance your rugs, bringing out the richness in color and softness of wool and  with their specialized techniques they will clean your rug square inch by square inch. 

What Does Your Air Ducts Look Like?

8/3/2018 (Permalink)

Breathing the air around you is one of the most natural things that humans do. Which is why many of us never stop to think about what could be in the air that we breath. Unless the air has a different smell to it, we won't stop to see if it's a good idea to evacuate or remain inside. There are quite a few reasons why you should consider getting your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. According to the (EPA) you should have your air ducts cleaned regularly, especially if you notice dust build up and or mold residue that exists in the pathway of the ducts themselves. Family members with frequent allergy symptoms or an unexplained illness, are prone to heavier illnesses and being sick more frequently. We know air ducts do accumulate dust and grime over the years, so don't be afraid to have them checked by a professional at SERVPRO of Champions/1960. After all, the health of your family is to be considered.

Flooding

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding is a common disaster that causes millions of dollars worth of damage every year, especially during the hurricane season. Although no homes can be completely protected against flooding,  you can reduce the damages in the event of a flood. Learn the flood levels. This helps you know how high flood waters can rise in your area. Take necessary actions based on current information. Repair leaky roofs and check for cracks in the foundation, to prevent water damage and mold growth. Also protect the electrical in your home by raising the wiring sockets, circuit breakers and switches, at least 1 foot above your home flood level. Elevate the water heaters, air condition units. To prevent  sewage from backing up into your home , install interior back flow valves. Storms can lead to severe flooding. Be prepared and call SERVPRO of champions/1960, the professionals in restoration. 

Did You Know About Lead Paint?

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

Lead paint and lead poisoning as it pertains to old houses, have long been a lightening rod of controversy. Some people fear old homes of having lead paint and have difficulty buying them. Lead paint may not be the national health concern you've been told. For children and pregnant women, even the smallest amount of lead can be dangerous. Recent EPA, CDC rules and regulations concerning lead paint are completely unwanted and accomplish nothing , but increased cost for home owners. If your home was built before 1978,  there is a good chance it has lead base paint. SERVPRO of champions/1960 is very careful to follow the complex array of rules laid out in the Era's renovation, repair and painting act or (RRP), that went into effect in April 2010. Determine if your family is at risk for lead poisoning with the lead poisoning checklist. Be aware that a older home is more likely to have lead paint. 

Smoke and Soot

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

You've just suffered a fire, and you decide you wanna save a few bucks on the restoration process by handling the clean up yourself. Smoke and soot are a reminder of the disastrous fire that took it's toll on your home. Left over smoke and soot following a fire, can be unsightly and foul smelling. Fire damage can linger for years unless properly addressed and restored correctly. Adequate safety equipment is essential in reducing possible dangers to smoke and soot exposure and other health related issues resulting from the fire fighting efforts. Proper ventilation is also necessary to protect and restore indoor air quality following a fire. Hepa filtration can absorb toxic air flow in the house and is used to preserve air quality as well. If you have an concerns or question, we erg you to contact your local SERVPRO of champions/ 1960, where the experts and professionals can assist you with any type of destruction, including smoke and fire damage. Its a pledge that SERVPRO makes to its community.  

SERVPRO meets Disasters & Commercial Losses

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, is a team that provides help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard and or flood, etc. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster occur. Your local SERVPRO of Champions/1960 is one of these storm team and helped work the front lines of Hurricane Harvey in August of 2017. Major disasters including fires, floods, severe mold growth, and damage caused by large storms can always happen suddenly. Therefore, we here at SERVPRO ask the members of our community to be ready and prepared for anything at all times. The damage from a natural disaster can mainly be severe on commercial property. These properties are often much bigger and include assets such as equipment and machinery that can sustain damage. We are always ready for a large disaster or large commercial loss and provide aid to all other SERVPRO franchises if needed. We sometimes travel to other states or countries to assist with large loss situations.