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How to Prevent Mold From Growing In your House

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Prevent Mold From Growing In your House This home suffered from a mold invasion that SERVPRO of NW Monroe County took care of.

One of the last things that anyone wants growing in their home is mold. While there are always mold spores in the air of your home, when the spores come in contact with moisture and humid conditions, mold colonizes and requires mold remediation. While mold can be tricky, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to offer some suggestions to help prevent the need for mold remediation.

If you keep your home at a warmer temperature and have a dehumidifier handy, mold colonizations are easier to prevent. Ventilation is also an important thing to think about. Air moisture should be circulated out of the house to help reduce the need for mold remediation. This can be done by running ceiling fans and/or opening windows during warm weather. During the winter, Blinds should be opened to help air moisture not build up behind the blinds.

If you do find yourself in need of mold remediation services, trust a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get rid of pesky mold. They have been trusted for generations to help restore homes to their optimal state. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Lesser Known Tricks to Preventing Mold

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Lesser Known Tricks to Preventing Mold This basement in Northern Monroe County suffered from a mold growth.

Most people know the basics about mold and its ideal environment. Mold loves moisture and dark areas, but SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to educate its patrons on some lesser known mold information: tips to reduce the need for mold remediation.

First off, being located in Rochester, our winters can be quite snowy. When we walk into our homes with our shoes on, we are likely tracking snow into the house. The snow melts into carpets and increases the moisture in your home. Pay attention to any unusual carpet odors and clean your carpets more frequently in the winter to greatly reduce the risk for the need of mold remediation. It is also important to use the exhaust fans when showering. If the fan is not used, a lot of water moisture is collected in the air and then the moisture spreads through the house. Running the fan is a great help when trying to prevent mold colonization and the need for mold remediation. Finally, invest in some household plants. English ivy and snake plants are great at collecting air moisture and filtering mold spores.

If you suspect that your house is growing mold, feel free to reach out to SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to ask about their mold remediation services. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is family-owned and operated and has been trusted to repair households for many years. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Insulation Water Damage

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Insulation Water Damage This water loss, seeped into the walls and the rough, damaging the insulation inside the walls.

It’s that time of the year again, when the snow falls and melts and there is an excess amount of water around. Unfortunately, that means that there is an increased risk of water intrusion into your home and a risk of water damage. When water intrusion happens, the insulation in the walls of your home sucks up a lot of water and the insulation becomes water damaged.

When insulation becomes water damaged, the question is whether or not the material is salvageable. The SERVPRO of NW Monroe County team can swiftly determine the state of the insulation and are able to provide advice on the best water damage mitigation approach. The advice may to be to remove and replace the insulation or to provide fans that can dry the insulation. Whatever the advice may be, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County works in the interest of their clients and their clients homes. When insulation is water damaged, it is best to work quickly because it increases the risk of mold colonization. Luckily, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is a company that specializes in both water damaged mitigation, as well as mold remediation.

If you have a water intrusion, or suspect your insulation is water damaged, contact SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They make it their business to make it “Like it never happened.” so that people don’t have to worry about their homes in addition to their other worries. If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

How to Remove Smoke Odor

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Remove Smoke Odor After a home fire, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County came in to perform fire mitigation services.

During a home fire, there are about a million troubles and worries that a homeowner faces. Knowing how troublesome home emergencies are was the inspiration for SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to become a thing. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County partners with homeowners (and business owners too) to make fire damages “like they never happened!” But how do they take care of the aftermath of fire damages, like smoke damages?

Smoke damages are one branch of the different types of fire damages, but it is important to understand the behavior of smoke. Smoke rises to the upper levels of structures, so during the fire damage mitigation process, the SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will examine upper levels of a structure to inspect the insulation. Insulation can trap smoke and allow the smell to linger, long past the fire. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County’s team will remove the odorous insulation and then use special chemicals and cleaning techniques to remove the smell from a home. They partner with their clients through the whole process to alleviate all of their clients worries.

If you find yourself in the stressful situation of a home fire and have fire damages, reach out to a company who will be there for you, like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They are committed to their clients and to making it “Like they never happened.” If you have any questions, give the office a call at (585) 723-1990, visit their website, or contact them on Facebook!

Types of Commercial Services

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Types of Commercial Services This construction garage suffered a fire loss and SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offered a helping hand!

You may have a plan in place for a flat tire or when your car breaks down, but when it comes to fire damage repair or water damage restoration, how do you handle the unexpected and begin the cleanup process? Luckily, this is where the professionals come in.

Trained technicians from SERVPRO of NW Monroe County in Rochester, NY, are available 24 hours a day to come in and take care of all your home or business cleaning and restoration needs.

Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County is readily available to handle emergency cleanup and restoration services for both commercial and residential properties in Rochester and surrounding areas. They are a well-known industry leader, and they will arrive armed with their expertise and any equipment needed to get your cleanup and restoration done right.

With SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, you'll get highly trained and certified technicians, fast 24- hour service, and the use of advanced industry technology and techniques to ensure your commercial services are done quickly and effectively.

A few of the emergency commercial services they provide include storm and water damage restoration, fire damage repair, and commercial mold remediation. In addition, they don’t just handle emergencies or natural disasters. These professionals also offer carpet cleaning and other commercial services as well. During a home renovation, if you discover a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of SW Monroe County and they will handle the entire mold remediation process for you. They will inspect the area, access your property, and tackle everything from mold cleaning to carpet cleaning and water damage restoration. With their help, not only is your home clean, but safe as well.

The services listed are just a small portion of what SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers. Their trained professionals are always available to serve you whether you need services or just have a few questions you'd like to ask. They will help with insurance paperwork and handle all the heavy lifting so you don’t have to. Visit their website or contact them on Facebook for more information.

Be Prepared for Storms!

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared for Storms! The water damage scene here was caused by a pipe that burst during a storm!

How do you prepare for a power outage? Whether it’s stocking up on nonperishable supplies or formulating a plan of action with the rest of the family, there are numerous ways homeowners can ensure they’re ready. One of the steps you may not have considered, however, is to schedule an inspection with a local water and storm damage restoration company. If you’re curious to learn more about power outage preparedness and what you can do, talk with the experts at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They specialize in storm damage restoration services and will be happy to supply the assistance you’re looking for.

Besides ensuring your home is structurally sound, the water damage restoration experts also recommend the following three tips for power outage preparedness:

  • Create an Emergency Kit: Always have an emergency kit on hand. This should include first aid supplies, light blankets, flashlights, water bottles, energy bars, and other nonperishable essentials to help you survive several hours without electricity.
  • Fill the Gas Tank: Don’t be left stranded with no transportation. Since gas pumps function on electricity, it’s a good idea to fill your vehicle’s tank at least half full, so you can get the entire family to a safe place if need be.
  • Purchase a Generator: If you have appliances or equipment that shouldn’t be without electricity for long periods, then you should consider purchasing a generator. It shouldn’t have to provide electricity for the entire house, but it should have enough power to sustain those few pieces of equipment.

Discover how you can be better prepared for the next power outage by contacting SERVPRO of NW Monroe County. They are knowledgeable about storm damages! One of the knowledgeable staff members at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County will be available to answer any questions you may have. Visit their website for additional information about their carpet cleaning and storm damage restoration services.

Emergency Storm Damages

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Storm Damages This is an example of one of our roof tarpings after a storm.

SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is the best emergency fire and water damage restoration company in Rochester, NY. With nearly 50 years of experience, the professionals at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County are your first line of defense against mold, fire, water and storm damage. Yet, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County offers more than just emergency storm damage cleanup services, and they will even help you with your insurance claim. There’s only one choice when it comes to fire, water, and storm damage restoration. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will be there for you when you need them most.

When a fire or flood strikes your home or business, it can do untold damage to the interior or the structure of the building, causing you to need fire damage repair or water extraction services. With emergency respondents ready to go, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County will mitigate the storm damage as much as possible. In addition to cleaning up the interior of your home or office, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County knows how to report, track, and investigate emergency situations to help you with the insurance claim process. Most homes and commercial buildings have flood and fire insurance built in. When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of NW Monroe County will help you fill out your insurance claim paperwork correctly and give you the information you need to know how to get a sizable return.

Trust the experts at SERVPRO of NW Monroe County for all of your storm damage and fire restoration needs. They offer thorough carpet cleaning and water extraction services to restore your home or office to the way it was. Call SERVPRO of NW Monroe County at (585) 723-1990 or visit them online for more information.

Property Damages After Winter Storms

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Property Damages After Winter Storms This is a home in Northern Monroe County that suffered storm damages after the icicles melted into the home.

Rochester’s weather is quite volatile, especially in the winter. One day it snows a few inches, and the next day the snow melts, and then the next day, there is a winter warning from the lake effect. There is no telling how much snow will fall, but when enough snow collects, there is a danger of property and storm damage and destabilization.

While new roofs can generally withstand 20 pounds per square foot of snow and pressure, not all roofs are new, nor are all roofs built to last. When a winter storm comes, there is always a potential risk of storm damages. This risk increases when snow becomes more wet and heavy. The fluctuation of the weather increases the risk of storm damages. Roofs are not only at risk during winter storms however. During a thunderstorm or wind storm, roofs are the structure most exposed to the risk of storm damages. Unfortunately, storm damages are one of the few property damages that are difficult to prepare for.

If you ever find yourself in the tragic position of structural storm damages, you need to be able to rely on the company you hire to have your back. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County has been family owned and operated for generations and have been trusted by families for years. You can count on SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to make storm damages “Like they never happened.” With questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!

Property Stabilization After a Fire

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Property Stabilization After a Fire This home in Hilton required roof stabilization after a home fire.

Fires can be devastating to a home with the fire damages, damages to property support beams and damages to other stabilization mechanisms. While structural damages are likely to be an aftermath of fire damages, they can also occur after a brutal storm as well. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County would like to focus on stabilization damages after a fire or storm and offer tips on how to handle stabilization damages.

First things first, after any fire that causes fire damages to your property or a storm that caused damages to your property, evacuate your family. Safety should be the number one priority. After everyone is safe, property stabilization is the next step. This could include construction, or just boarding up a part of your home after fire damages or a storm. A professional should be employed to ensure that there are no secondary damages that may occur, such as animal intrusion or water damages. The family that operates SERVPRO of NW Monroe County chose this line of work so that families going through these hard times do not have to worry about hiring trustworthy companies to remedy fire damages and structural damages.

After a rough storm or a fire that leaves fire damages and structural damages leaves your family in an awful predicament, trust a company like SERVPRO of NW Monroe County to help get you back to your feet. They have been in this line of work for generations and have been trusted by the people of Monroe County and Livingston County to help make home disasters and company disasters “Like they never happened.” With questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!

Wet Smoke vs Dry Smoke

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Wet Smoke vs Dry Smoke This fire spread to the living room and the whole house had to be treated for smoke damages.

While a home fire can wreak all sorts of fire damage havoc in a home, the smoke can cause just as much fire damage. However, did you know that there are two types of smoke? Wet smoke and dry smoke each have unique behavior and characteristics that affect your property in different ways.

Wet smoke and residue come from the burning of plastics and rubbers. Dry smoke and residue come from the burning of paper and wood. The major difference with the types of smoke is that dry smoke residue is very ashy and dry, while wet smoke smears. In addition to the types of smoke and fire damage, smoke behavior is important to take into account. Smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels. Smoke also tends to flow through plumbing, so when mitigating fire damages, there may be more damage to the pipes than expected. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County is a family-owned national franchise that specializes in both water and fire damages and are equipped to handle the aftermath of any home emergency.

Fire damages can be devastating, in the moment, or in the aftermath with the smoke damages. SERVPRO of NW Monroe County specializes in water and fire damage mitigation as well as commercial cleanings and mold remediation. If you have any questions, call the office at (585) 723-1990, visit the website, or find them on Facebook!