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The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Frederick

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Frederick Water damage can leave remnants if not dealt with properly. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

Professional Help Addresses Several Issues after Water Damage in Frederick

Whether a plumbing line fails or any other incident happens, spilling water in unwanted areas of your Frederick home, you have to take several steps to restore the property to preloss state. The apparent steps are extracting standing water and cleaning soiled areas. However, the process may require additional steps, and seeking assistance from a professional restorer can help you tackle them with ease.

The level of water damage in Frederick homes may extend beyond what the eye can see depending on the amount of water spilled and the period it sits before removal starts. The point of origin also matters because spills in upper floors can spread damage to lower floors. If left unaddressed, such damage can lead to mold infestation or even structural issues because moisture leads to rot and other forms of deterioration. Our SERVPRO technicians use different moisture detection equipment such as us moisture meters to inspect affected areas. We also have FLIR thermal cameras to check for wetness below the surface.

Apart from affecting the structure, the water that spills can soil contents within the house. The most affected are usually upholstery items and fabrics such as drapes. Such contents may require specialized cleaning approaches to remove the soils and prevent other problems such as dyes running and water spots. Our SERVPRO teams receive training and IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, certification in various fields equipping them with the necessary cleaning skills. We also have specialized cleaning equipment such as upholstery cleaning machines wash and rinse, which simplify cleaning heavily soiled items.

Proper extraction of water remnants and drying of excess moisture from the affected areas should help complete restoring the property to preloss state. The process requires the combination of skills and advanced equipment to run smoothly. Our SERVPRO technicians use dry-wet vacs and other portable water extractors to remove water from different surfaces. We might also create drying chambers using plastic sheets or drill vent holes for better control of the drying process.

If facing water loss in Mt Airy, Brunswick or Middletown call SERVPRO of Frederick County to help you mitigate the damages. You can reach us at (301) 662-1747 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Aquarium Overflow

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aquarium Overflow Set a timer when adding water to your tank!

Aquariums can be peaceful, beautiful and a focal point of a room; however, overflow or leaking can cause major damage to your home or office. We recently cleaned water damage from a 180 gallon salt water tank the homeowner was adding water to  with a hose and forgot.  Small leaks can also cause damage and mold around the tank.  IF you plan to vacation for a long period (even if you have automatic feeders), it's a good idea to have someone check on your tank periodically to ensure there is no water damage to your home.

Do Fall Outside Home Maintenace

10/8/2013 (Permalink)

Now, during these balmy fall days, is the time to do outside inspections of your gutters, downspouts, and your house's foundations.  Take a little extra time, to clean out gutters, or install gutter helmuts, check for obstructions to your downspouts and make sure they drain away from your foundation and to check for cracks around your home's foundation and to caulk and/or repair them before the winter arrives.