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Mold Prevention and Removal Solutions in Erie

2/25/2024 (Permalink)

Here TO Help® servpro slogan SERVPRO really is Here To Help® remove and remediate mold damage from your Erie property.

Avoid Repeat Mold Remediation with Effective Action

Our team takes a comprehensive approach to tackling mold problems. We remove visible mold growth, reduce humidity levels, and prevent future mold growth. With our specialized equipment and experienced technicians, we test, inspect, contain, clean, decontaminate, and repair mold-damaged properties safely and efficiently.

Avoiding a Hospitable Home

When there is no mold growth, there is no need for mold removal in Erie homes. Without proper prevention, mold can quickly return and cause further damage to your property. To ensure that mold does not come back, assertive strategies SERVPRO® can implement include:

  • Identifying and fixing any sources of moisture.
  • Increasing ventilation
  • Using dehumidifiers
  • Regularly cleaning and inspecting the affected areas.
  • Limiting Moisture: It is crucial to address any moisture or water intrusion sources promptly. This objective involves immediately repairing leaks, fixing plumbing issues, and ensuring proper drainage around the property. To effectively discourage mold growth, it is essential to maintain humidity levels below 60%.
  • Inhibiting Products: We use mold-resistant materials, such as drywall or paint, to prevent mold growth in moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and basements.
  • Ventilation: To ensure good ventilation, we must use exhaust fans, open windows, or install a dehumidifier to reduce humidity and promote airflow.

Is Complete Mold Removal Possible?

It's important to understand that while professional mold removal services can eliminate mold and restore your property, it's challenging to guarantee permanent eradication. Mold spores are ubiquitous, and destroying all mold spores indoors is impossible. The effectiveness of remediation services also depends on how well the property owner maintains their property after the process.

For thorough mold inspections and complete mold removal services, don't hesitate to call our SERVPRO of Erie team at (814) 420-4629. We have a team of skilled remediators that is Here To Help®.

Overcoming Water Damage Effects in Erie Offices

1/2/2024 (Permalink)

SERVPRO crew extracting water from a flooded business with the caption: "24/7 Emergency Service" If your Erie business has water damage, call SERVPRO. We're Faster to any size disaster.™

We Know How to Help Your Water-Damaged Building

Water damage can bring your office production to a halt. Our crew is available 24/7 to provide immediate mitigation and prevent irreparable harm to the structure. We take swift action when we receive the first notice of loss to ensure your property is protected and the recovery process can begin immediately.

Surface Water Concerns

Water damage in Erie offices is devastating, beginning with the rapid movement of standing water within the building. Uncontained water can quickly spread across the flooring and surface materials, causing extensive damage. To mitigate this, we employ powerful wet vacuums and pumps to swiftly extract pooling water from low-pile carpets and wood floors, ensuring we contain and minimize the damage as much as possible.

Wet Structural Elements and Flooring

It is crucial to act quickly when carpets, drywall, and other porous materials get exposed to moisture. Our team utilizes advanced hygrometers, thermal imagery, and other sensitive water-tracking instruments to swiftly detect damp pockets and take necessary actions to prevent further damage.

Irreplaceable Documents and Furniture

It is imperative to immediately protect the office furniture, desks, electronics, and file cabinets from water damage and subsequent mold growth. This protection is possible by promptly relocating these contents to safer areas within the building.

SERVPRO® of Erie Can Help

Swift mitigation and restoration are crucial for water damage in your office building. The consequences of delaying these measures can be severe, often resulting in extensive damage to your building materials and contents. Our team of WRT-certified technicians at SERVPRO understands this better than anyone. We help with:

  • Extraction
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Structure Drying
  • Content Relocation
  • Repairs

Trust SERVPRO of Erie - our rapid 24/7 response ensures it's "Like it never even happened." Call now at (814) 420-4629.

Storms Can Lead to Flood Damage and Ruin Your Home in Erie

12/18/2023 (Permalink)

sump pump in basement Rely on SERVPRO to mitigate flooding in your Erie basement. "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO® Mitigates Flood-Damaged Homes

When the weather in Erie gets cold, and the temperatures dip below freezing, drains in your basement can back up into your home. SERVPRO can help clean up flood damage caused by ice storms and other bad weather.

Even if your sump pump is working, your Erie home can have flood damage if a clog or backed-up area in the sewer stops water from flowing freely. Blockages can push water up through your toilet, sink, tub, or basement drain. We use special equipment to clean up these messes and make things habitable in your home "Like it never even happened."

The basics of what we bring into your home to combat flood damage involve extraction units, disinfectants, drying equipment, and items that help us clean up the physical debris. Here is a short list of these items:

  • Our Green Fleet's pump truck
  • In-house disinfectant agents
  • Air moving units
  • General cleaning tools

Our pump trucks can remove solid waste along with standing water. We have smaller extraction units and adaptable equipment that connect to the same powerful truck.

Once your home's affected area is free of the bulk of the water and debris, we can apply an environmentally friendly sanitizing agent. Our team will give you information about our chemical agents and alternatives. Each agent makes the area safe for our technicians to continue mitigating the flood damage inside your home.

Secondary water damage quickly becomes a high-risk threat. To reduce this risk, we create as much air movement as possible. Our air movers include commercial-grade box fans and heated blowers. In cases of elevated humidity, we can bring in our desiccant machines.

The final touches of making your home comfortable and welcoming again require cleaning up the last traces of flood damage. Our tools include wet towels, stiff brushes, vacuums, mops, sponges, and pleasant-smelling disinfectant agents.

Call SERVPRO of Erie at (814) 420-4629 for cleanup of flood damage in your home.

Erie Fire Damage Remediation: Overcoming Smoke Damage

11/16/2023 (Permalink)

soot poster B/A Let SERVPRO clear your fire-damaged Erie home of soot and foul odors. "Like it never even happened."

Standard Smoke Remediation Solutions for Your Home

Upon arrival at a fire-damaged property, SERVPRO® professionals evaluate the condition of the residence and utilize various products to help with better air quality, content and wall cleaning, and deodorization. Prompt action with mitigative solutions saves you time, money, and personal property.

Cleaner Air for a Faster Restoration

One of the most important considerations when dealing with fire damage in Erie homes is creating a safe and desirable environment for everyone involved. This environmental focus can apply several strategies, including HEPA air scrubbers and air duct cleaning. These steps make it possible to create cleaner air and promote a more effective restoration process.

Addressing the Threat of Soot

When it comes to the aftermath of a fire, the most visible and troubling issue is the soot that covers everything. We take this threat seriously and have various products ready to tackle the problem. We can loosen and eliminate the soot damage from surfaces and contents with some chemical magic. Confidently know we will handle it all safely and effectively. Our range of products includes:

  • solvents 
  • emulsifiers 
  • detergents 
  • alkaline cleaners 

Overcoming Odors in Your Home

Our SERVPRO team knows that eliminating unpleasant odors is a top priority. But sometimes, the smells will stay even after a thorough cleanup. We have equipment and products available to help. The team utilizes a variety of deodorization options available, including thermal fogging, UV cleaning, and ozone machines. The fogging technique is the least invasive and easiest to get underway. This technique involves creating a mist or vapor and heating potent deodorizing compounds to fully penetrate porous surfaces and materials.

Are you dealing with the aftermath of a fire in your home? We are trusted insurance work vendors to meet their specifications and efficiently return your property to preloss condition. Call SERVPRO of Erie today at (814) 420-4061 to help.

Erie Water Damage Restoration Focuses on Drying

10/9/2023 (Permalink)

2 techs setting up drying devices in a kitchen Our SERVPRO techs understand the drying process as we set up equipment to maximize evaporation and minimize water damage in Erie.

Balancing Drying Principles for Efficient Restoration

When restoring your home after water damage, the drying process is critical. While it may seem like a straightforward task, the truth is that many different techniques can be used to achieve the best possible results, depending on your unique situation and priorities. Our SERVPRO® team is here to work with you every step of the way to determine what matters most, including taking steps to safeguard your most precious belongings from water damage.

Balancing Principles for Efficient Drying

When fixing water damage in Erie homes, we use our expertise to get things done right. We know all the ins and outs of drying principles and take a calculated approach to determine the exact number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed. Three main factors influence evaporative drying:

  • Temperature is critical because it controls how hot the drying area is. The hotter it is, the more humidity there can be, and the faster surfaces will dry.
  • Airflow is essential because it determines how much air moves across wet materials and through moist environments. Luckily, we have hundreds of air movers available, so we can direct airflow to dry things out and prevent further damage.
  • Finally, we must take steps to manage humidity. We use dehumidification devices to ensure the air is always at the right saturation level. Too much moisture will slow the drying process.

Tools of the Drying Trade

We offer practical solutions to manage excess moisture in your home or workplace. Our air movers use a powerful centrifugal blower to evaporate water from surfaces quickly. In addition, we use refrigerant and desiccant dehumidification machines to reduce relative humidity and promote continuous drying. Trust us to keep your space safe and comfortable with a dry, healthy environment.

When disaster strikes, our SERVPRO of Erie team is here to help you get back on your feet and restore your property to its original look. Call us anytime at 814-420-4061.