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Top Reasons To Call an IICRC Company in Emporia/South Boston

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

The main reason someone should call an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) company when dealing with mitigation and restoration is because the unknown and unseen, such as water, mold, smoke and soot, can cause damage to your property. Even the littlest bit of hidden water or smoke and soot residue from a fire has the ability to cause indoor air quality issues and structural damage to your home or business over time.

The solution to preventing costly expenses later is to reach out to a team of professionals immediately. An IICRC company is trained to use the right equipment and technologies from the beginning, which can make a significant difference in reducing your damage and the costs associated with fire and water damage loss.

SERVPRO of South Boston/Emporia is an IICRC company. Our team of technicians is trained using the latest technology and equipment needed to help diminish your losses from a fire or water or storm damage.

SERVPRO will use moisture sensors to detect water in your carpets, walls, and baseboards. Moisture meters are used to help determine the amount of moisture in your property and to accurately monitor the removal and drying process. Our thermo hygrometers will measure the temperature and relative humidity which helps calculate and create an environment that will aid the drying process.

After the moisture is removed, an ultra-low-volume (ULV) foggers can be used to dispense liquid deodorizing agents which produces a fine mist which can easily penetrate where odor-causing residues have accumulated. These can also be used to inject disinfectants and fungicides into drywall and other areas which are hard to reach. Thermal foggers, which dispense solvent-based products, can also be used to create a dense fog of particles that can attach to property and neutralize any odor causing particles.

When handling a contaminated loss, remember that drying and deodorizing and disinfecting a structure are all equally important in the restoration and mitigation process - something an IICRC Company is trained to so. If you have damage, don’t be afraid to call SERVPRO of Emporia/South Boston, we will help restore your property quickly and professionally so you can move past the damages and on with your life.

4 Reason You Should Hire A Restoration Professional

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage to residential and commercial properties can be very challenging and costly for property owners. From general plumbing issues, like overflowing toilets and bathtubs, to forces of nature, like hurricanes and storms, there are many things that can cause flooding. Although some flooding may appear to be easy to clean up and restore on your own, there are many unconsidered benefits of hiring a professional to do the repairs for you. 

Prevent Mold from Spreading

While you may think you’ve dried all the water caused by flooding to your property, you may have missed some. Any water or moisture left behind can cause mold to grow and spread throughout your property. A water damage restoration company, like SERVPRO Emporia/South Boston, is trained to properly clean areas when water moves that a homeowner may not be able to get to; like between walls, under floorboards, and those other hard-to-reach places. These professionals can save areas that would have had to be replaced without proper cleaning. And, in areas where mold has already developed, a professional can clean it properly to prevent the mold spores from spreading.

 Avoid More Damage in the Future

If someone who is inexperienced cleans an area and/or property that has been affected by water, it is possible that mistakes can be made, and the damage can become worse and escalate if it is not handled correctly immediately. Trained professionals in this line of business are able to use the proper techniques to ensure that the cleanup and restoration process is done the right way, the first time. They can also help to prevent further damage or problems from developing.

Identify Hidden Signs of Moisture

An experienced restoration professional will be able to use state-of-the-art tools to identify hidden signs of moisture that could have become future problems for home and business owners.

Get the Best Restoration Results Possible

At SERVPRO of Emporia/South Boston our goal is to make it, "Like it never even happened."® Our technicians will be able to replace and restore flooring, insulation and dry wall using the highest quality materials available to them, for a wonderful finished product! 

For all of your restoration needs, contact us today at 434-262-6792.