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The Importance of Proper Smoke Remediation after Smoke or Fire Damage to your Home
The Importance of Proper Smoke Remediation after Smoke or Fire Damage to your Home
After a fire in a home it's very possible that contaminating smoke has touched every item and area in your home. Within smoke, there are residual amounts of chemicals and other bi-products due to burning plastics and other chemical-based items in your home that may have burned in the fire. Those residual chemicals have been transferred by the smoke and are now left on your walls, furniture, floors, personal items, and other contents in your home. Even things like your light bulbs in your lamps must be decontaminated or disposed of properly.
It's important to remove and remediate the items in the home that were exposed to the fire and smoke so that they do not further contaminate your home.
SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas uses special equipment, techniques, and cleaning products to remove the smoke and soot from your home and salvageable contents. SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas will also remove the odors using our industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment. In most cases, air ducts will need to be cleaned as well along with new HVAC filters installed.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas will help to make it "Like it never even happened."
Marble Falls - Are You Storm Aware?
Marble Falls Area - Are you Storm Aware?
As we continue to see storms throughout our Marble Falls area cities, we at SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas want you to be aware of what the different threat levels mean so that you can be prepared for whatever happens.
Flash Flood Watch
A Flash Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but it is possible.
Flash Flood Warning
A Flash Flood Warning is issued when flash flooding is imminent or occurring.
A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible.
A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.
If your home or commercial building ever suffers flood damage, call the SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas experts.
Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor
Getting Rid of Cigarette Smoke Odor
It's obvious to a non-smoker when a home smells like cigarettes. The smell of tobacco and/or cigarette smoke and tar is stubborn because it "sticks" to all surfaces in your home as it spreads through the air. So, how do you get rid of the cigarette odor? The short answer is that it's very difficult. ALL surfaces in the home need to be scrubbed and deodorized, including the: flooring, walls, furniture, appliances, knick-knacks, and clothing. Even the air in the home needs to be deodorized during the process. It's not an easy task, but the experts at SERVPRO® of Marble Falls / Lampasas have done it many times and are more than willing to help you. Give us a call today and start breathing fresh smelling air!
The Water Damage Timeline
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
- Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
Hours 1 - 24:
- Drywall begins to swell and break down.
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
- Furniture begins to swell and crack.
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
- A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 Week:
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
- Metal begins to rust and corrode.
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
- Paint begins to blister.
- Wood flooring swells and warps.
- Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week:
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
Fast drying to get business up and running again.
We received a call from a customer in Burnet, TX who owns a commercial property on the downtown square. The toilet supply broke and flooded numerous offices and she needed SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood's help.
Technicians arrived onsite within the hour, assessed the offices in need of drying and began proper tear out for drying equipment set up. In this case the building couldn't handle the drying equipment needed so a mobile generator was used to expedite drying of the commercial property.
STORM Ready with the SERVPRO Extreme Teams
This photo is from a home that was affected in the Highland Lakes area after intense storms caused extreme flooding. The damage to the area was so extensive that a STORM Site was activated in SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas' territory.
With help from SERVPRO Extreme Teams, and numerous other SERVPRO Franchises from all over the great state of Texas, we were able to service many of the over 600 homes affected during this unexpected crisis.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is equipped to respond to any size disaster. Their professional team is on call 24/7, and can be on site quickly to begin remediation of the damage to your property. If there are widespread areas of destruction, or if your loss is extensive, we can call on our network of franchises for support to help make it "Like it never even happened."
Why SERVPRO? We Clean Up Biohazardous Materials
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas was called out to a job in San Saba, TX for a bio clean up after the occupant living in a unit there needed to be hospitalized due to personal health issues.
At the request of the customer, we removed all of the unsanitary items from the residence, and thoroughly cleaned the property from top to bottom so that the unit could then be made available for rent to a future possible tenant.
Once the job was completed, the manager of the property came out to assess our work, and make sure that expectations were met regarding the sanitizing of the unit; he could not have been more pleased with the work that SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas did. We were happy to exceed customer service expectations and provide a quality experience.
Under Water Resort?
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood can help your business get back on its feet after a water loss.
After receiving a call from a local resort hotel in Cottonwood Shores, TX that had suffered a water loss, SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood arrived on site to assess the damage.
The problem originated from a pipe leak under a sink; after our production crew arrived on the scene, they assessed what areas were affected by water. Our team performed the necessary water extraction, completed demolition to ensure the proper drying of walls and cabinets, and set up drying equipment to ensure the structure was fully dried to industry standards.
The resort was so pleased with our team's response and quality work that they added SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood to their vendor list so that any future losses would come directly to us.
If your business experiences water damage, please call us and let us help your business get back in working order quickly.
Water damage isn't fun. Let us help take the pressure off by getting your property to pre-damage condition.
Water damage comes in many forms, and from various points of origin. Storms, faulty plumbing, household accidents, etc. The where and how might change, but the who should never change: call SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood to fix your property.
Whether it's a water heater leak at 1 in the afternoon, or a toilet run-over at 3 in the morning, we've got your back! Water damage can be a nightmare, but don't let that ruin your life.
Here at SERVPRO, we're all about helping the people in our community; that's why we have 24-hour emergency service, for whenever disaster strikes!
Our water certified technicians are standing by, determined to get you back on dry land!
Give us a call at any time of the day or night, and our highly educated technicians will be more than happy to assist you!
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood - (830) 693-6415
When strong winds cause damage.
A metal roof of a business was folded back from strong winds.
A strong line of storms blew through the Burnet County area, and caused the metal roof on this business to be folded in half. In addition to the structural damage it caused, the hole allowed rain to fall into the structure.
Production technicians from SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood arrived on site to help find out what all was wet, and what needed to be removed. We set up proper drying equipment, and made sure that affected areas were sprayed with an antimicrobial. This was particularly important since the rain water came from the ceiling through the insulation and down the walls, bringing unknown bacteria with it.
Should water damage impact your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood to help ensure that the restoration is handled expertly, so your business can get back up and running as quickly as possible.
What's Lurking Behind the Walls?
Visible mold on wall.
A repeat customer from Spicewood, TX called SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood about a water loss they had that occurred at their home. Water was coming in to their closets and bathroom.
Upon arrival, the trained team from SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood noticed a very small visible area of mold on the ceiling. Upon removing the contaminated section for disposal, it became obvious that the water loss had been going on longer than previously expected, and more mold/mildew was hidden within the wall. The source of origin was a slow leak in the hot water line that had finally burst.
Our clients had nothing to worry about; Our production technicians removed the appropriately affected mildew areas, and dried the rest of the structure.
Broken Pipes in a Bathroom Wall in a Home in Horseshoe Bay
This leak in the wall had been going on for so long the wall studs and sill plates rotted.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas received a call from a homeowner in Horseshoe Bay referred to us by a local plumber regarding a water leak in a walk in shower. The problem turned out to be a slow leak in a pipe in the bathroom. When the pipe burst, the homeowner could hear the water spraying in the walls, and he gave SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas a call.
A moisture check was performed; elevated moisture levels in the exterior walls of the bathroom were detected.
Our technicians removed multiple interior walls and part of the exterior stucco wall behind to the walk in, tiled shower. Upon opening up the walls, multiple leaks were found. All three different areas had been leaking over time much to the surprise of the homeowners.
If you suspect a water leak in a pipe in your home or business, please give us a call today.
When a Water Leak Goes Unchecked.
Mold showing on wall.
A homeowner in Highland Haven, TX was referred to us by a local adjuster for some mold that was found in their home.
When production technicians from SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood arrived to meet the adjuster and homeowner on site, it was determined that this was a water loss that may have been going for some time. Fortunately, the mold/mildew was contained to a couple of closet areas in the home.
With instructions from the adjuster, and permission from the homeowner, our production technicians removed and bagged the drywall, verified that there were no other issues with mold in the walls, and sprayed antimicrobial to prevent future mold growth.
Pro Tip: If you're planning to be gone for extended periods of time, it's a good idea to turn off the water at the main to your home to avoid possible water damage.
Soaked Carpets in the Workplace?
After a pipe under a sink in a bank building in Johnson City, TX leaked during the night, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas was called out to remediate the water damage. The water affected multiple rooms in the building, including the lobby, conference room, two offices, and other areas as well.
Our technicians arrived on site, assessed what needed to be done, extracted the standing water, and set up the drying equipment. By implementing the drying procedures that have made SERVPRO a respected industry leader, we were able to have the bank building dry in less than three days. In addition to the water removal, we cleaned all the carpets to ensure that they were fresh and not musty.
It's our privilege to serve the businesses in our community. If water damage impacts your commercial property, give SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas a call!
When storms roll through, what damage are you left with?
Water in the walls from major storm.
After a major storm system rolled through Blanco, TX, this family's home experienced wind damage and rain driven into its interior, affecting both the structure and its contents.
When the certified technicians from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas arrived on site, there was major work to be done. We assessed non-salvageable items, demo'd on the exterior walls and ceiling to remove wet insulation and drywall, applied antimicrobial spray on surfaces, and set up industrial grade drying equipment. Contents were packed up, itemized, and moved.
As you can imagine, this ordeal was quite an experience for the homeowners, and those of us at SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas were privileged to help walk them through it, and to get them on the road to recovery. It's our passion to help make it "Like it never even happened."
Water loss can be sneaky!
It doesn't look like anything is wrong until you see the waterline on sofa.
Water damage can be deceiving. In the picture from this water loss in Burnet, Texas everything looks normal until you notice that water has been absorbed into the fabric of the sofa.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood received this call from a water heater leak. When production technicians did a moisture check with our meters they found numerous rooms affected by water. Just because the carpet seems dry doesn't mean the pad underneath isn't. Same goes for walls. That's why having the right tools to find out what is wet and what is dry is so important.
We got this property dried in an efficient 3 days and the insurance company received all our documentation regarding this mitigation within 24 hours of the job being closed.
Black water backup!
Fecal waste coming out of the toilet.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood received a call from a local contractor in Horseshoe Bay, TX while doing a renovation on a condo. The sewer line backed up and our help was needed!
They originally thought a small area was affected but when SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood did a proper moisture check they found the black water had seeped into more rooms than the contractors realized.
With permission from the Horseshoe Bay, TX homeowner, our production technicians got to the task at hand removing all affected materials, spraying anti-microbrial and then setting up drying equipment to take care of this residence.
Sewer back up.
A stinky situation.
A city sewer back up in Llano Texas caused this nasty mess to happen in multiple areas of the home. Our technicians arrived on site and with proper safety gear on for protection, began the clean up process.
This was a 100 year old home and the homeowner wanted to save the original wood floors. We removed necessary contaminated materials and did an extensive cleaning, drying and sanitizing so the floors could be saved.
The homeowner and adjuster were happy with not having those beautiful original floors torn out.
Does mold have you held prisoner in your home?
When water damage goes unchecked.
This property was on the market and empty allowing a pipe leak to go unchecked. We received a call from the realtor about water in the home at this property in San Saba, Texas.
When technicians from SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood arrived they found mildew/mold growing behind the stove. The affected drywall was removed and bagged for disposal. The wall and framing scrubbed and sprayed with an antimicrobial agent.
In addition, other walls needed to be removed due to water damage as well as carpet and pad in several areas.
Be sure to turn your water off at the main if away from your property for a while.
Does Water have you a float in your home?
Full tear out after flooding of residence.
This is the end result during a STORM event in Marble Falls, Texas. Excessive rain caused massive flooding in the area. A STORM Site was activated and SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood along with numerous other SERVPRO Franchises were here to help the local residents get back to normal. Over 600 properties and business' were affected but SERVPRO was there to help.
Multi unit water loss.
Drying equipment if flooded room.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood received call from a local resort hotel that had a multi unit water loss due to pipe leak under a sink in Cottonwood Shores, TX.
My production crew arrived on the scene, assessed what areas were affected by water and did appropriate water extraction, demolition to ensure proper drying of walls and cabinets and drying equipment setup.
The resort was very pleased with our response and work and added SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood to their vendor list so any future losses would come directly to us.
What a mess!
Prior to clean up.
This was a bio clean up job in San Saba, TX that SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood received after the person living there needed to be hospitalized due to personal health issues.
Per customer request, we removed all unsanitary items from the residence and cleaned the property from top to bottom so that this unit could then be available for rent to the next tennant.
Once complete we had the manager of the property come out to make sure expectations were met regarding sanitizing of the unit. They could not have been more please.
Flooded Home in Kingsland, TX
Water logged kitchen drawers from leaking pipe in second floor bathroom.
A leaking pipe from a second floor bathroom caused all the cabinets in the kitchen of a Kingsland, TX residence to become full of water.
The SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood crew was called on site, and had to assess the damage. Unfortunately, the water loss had been going on for a few days before it was discovered. Fortunately, though, our certified technicians were able to determine that there were no mold or mildew issues to be concerned about.
After the mold evaluation was completed and cleared, our team meticulously extracted water from drawers, and drilled holes under the kitchen cabinets. We also tore out the ceiling, walls, and insulation on both sides of the kitchen for drying purposes. Ultimately, we were able to save the kitchen cabinets, which saved the homeowner replacement costs.
Flooded home in Marble Falls
Demo done after 5 feet of water flooded this home.
This was one home recently affected in the Highland Lakes area after extreme flooding caused a STORM Site to activate in my territory. With help from the TEAM STONE Directorship and numerous SERVPRO Franchises from all over Texas we were able to service many of the over 600 homes affected during this unexpected crisis.
Why SERVPRO? SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is Certified for Mold Remediation
Mold in a bedroom baseboards on hardwood floors.
Homeowners in Lampasas had a roof leak that, over time, led to a mold issue on the baseboards by the hardwood floors in the master bedroom. The picture shows the mold build-up along the walls and baseboards. The mold in the picture is black in color, but mold can also be white or even green; we can remediate it all. The Lampasas homeowners contacted SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas for help with the mold removal and mold remediation. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is certified for mold remediation and was able to remove the mold and effected materials as well as spray for future mold spores and mold formation.
To learn more about mold remediation from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, please click HERE. Or give us a call today, we would be happy to answer your questions.
Restoring Your Burnet County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Water soaked flooring in commercial property.
Flooding and water damage events at Burnet County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Horseshoe Bay Smoke and Soot Cleanup
Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.
Smoke and soot facts:
- Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
- Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
- The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke
There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:
Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
- Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
- Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
- Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.
Our Fire Damage Restoration Services
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.
Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (830)693-6415 or (512)556-5979
Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists can restore your Marble Falls Home
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.
IICRC Certified Firms must
• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.
The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry
The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.
Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.
About SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood
SERVPRO of Marble Falls specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
When Storms or Floods hit Burnet County, SERVPRO is ready!
Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Marble Falls or surrounding Highland Lakes areas.
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit Burnet County, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams [[Click to your disaster recovery page]] that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at (830)693-6415 or (512)556-5979.
Kingsland Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold
If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Marble Falls for mold remediation services.
What Not to Do:
- Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
- Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
- Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
- Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
About Our Mold Remediation Services
SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas & Brownwood specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (830)693-6415 or (512)556-5979
Faster to your Lampasas County Water Damage Event
Flooding and water emergencies do not wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. A live person will always be available to take your call.
Faster To Any Size Disaster
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage as well as the cleaning and restoration costs. Additionally, it helps to prevent secondary damage - mold growth.
To learn more about water damage restoration from SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas, please click HERE or call: 512-525-8825
Kitchen Fire Restoration in Burnet
A kitchen in a home in Burnet blanketed in soot and insulation from a house fire.
Kitchen fires are the most common fires in a home. Cooking is the number one cause of fires in the United States.
So, the big question here is, "How can we protect our selves from a house fire?"
Below are a few tips to help make your kitchen a little safer:
- NEVER leave pots or pans on the stove top unattended. what is a "I'll only be gone for a second", could turn into a lifetime of recovery.
- Keep a fire extinguisher readily available
- Make sure all of the smoke alarms in your home are working and functioning correctly. Change the batteries regularly.
- Keep your stove and oven cleaned; spilled food can ignite when hot enough.
Between the soot, water and burnt materials from the aftermath of a house fire, you find yourself stressed, emotional and frantically wondering, where does the recovery start and take place?
SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas can help. We use precise detail to make sure that everything salvageable is cleaned and smoke free to the best of standards.
Gives us a call today to get started. We will work with your insurance every step of the way.
Has mold made itself welcomed in your home?
Toxic black mold all over drywall.
It's found indoors and out doors.
It can get into your home or business through windows, doors, vents, A/C systems even on your clothes and pets. Even after flooding has dried out it can still grow in dry wall, wood, paint, dust, wall paper, fabrics and upholstery. But how do we stop it? Can we prevent it or stop the growth before it has harmful affects on us?
YES! Yes, you can!
Here are just a few small tips to help prevent mold growth in your home or business:
- Control humidity levels in your building. Mold thrives in moisture and dampness.
- Quickly asses leaking pipes, toilets, sinks, windows, roofs and ceilings.
- Thoroughly clean up and dry after any leak or spill.
- Make sure your shower/bathtub is ventilated and caulked as well as cooking areas and laundry rooms and water heaters.
- Make sure that all A/C and water heater pipes are not leaking or corroded.
Can I do anything to stop it once I find mold in my home or is it too late?
Mold can be cleaned or even removed from hard surfaces, walls, wall studs and carpets with the right treatments and remedies.
What to do if you find mold growing in your home:
- You need to clean it and stop the moisture problem right away. After all Mold thrives in Moist damp conditions.
- CALL SERVPRO!
- it can be removed from hard surfaces with chemicals such as bleach or antimicrobial.
If mold has you held hostage in your home, call SERVPRO of Marble Falls, Lampasas and Brownwood today! We can help!
We're open 24/7, 24 hours
You can reach one of our highly trained technicians at (830)693-6415
Bad Storm Leaves Home in Marble Falls with a Flooded Living Room
Flooded Home in Marble Falls
From a bad storm in Marble Falls, flooding in the area caused major flooding in this living room. This would be considered black water and potentially dangerous. Please call the professionals to restore the damage. SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas was able to remove the water and restore this home.
Whether it's a water heater leak at 1:00 in the afternoon, or a toilet overflow at 11pm at night, SERVPRO of Marble Falls / Lampasas is here to help. Water damage from a bad storm can be a nightmare. That's why we have 24-hour emergency service for whenever disaster strikes. Very importantly, we will work with your insurance.
Give us a call at any time of the day or night, and our certified, professional technicians will be more than happy to assist you.
Don't let Jack Frost ruin your Christmas season this year!
House cascading frozen water out the windows after a water line erupted from freezing weather.
With cooler temperatures coming our way we want to do our very best to keep our homes from flooding and freezing.
Here are just a few small tips to save your pipes from freezing this winter.
To staying warm and dry!
- Check your sprinkler or irrigation systems. Make sure you've turned them off and fully drained the system.
- Check your home for pipes in areas that might be prone to freezing such as Crawl spaces, unheated rooms, basements, garages, shops and exterior walls.
- Locate your main water shut off valve when leaving for a few days. best to shut it off just in case of freezing temperatures.
- Protect your pipes! where pipes are exposed wrap them with insulation, heat tape, fabric or even newspaper to keep from freezing.
- Locate your outside faucets and make sure that they are shut off and covered. Covers are sold at almost any home improvement store or at any Walmart.
Stay safe, and stay warm!