Mold In HVAC System
How Is Mold Removed from Ducts?
Removing mold from HVAC systems should be done by licensed mold remediation experts who know how to clean the mold clean the mold from the system in a way to prevent mold spores from spreading to other areas. In order to prevent the spores from spreading, our professional technicians will contain the surrounding areas around the registers. Items that are covered in mold will be removed from the structure to be either replaced or restored. Air scrubbers will be utilized to clean the air during the HVAC system cleaning. For more information on our air scrubbers and how they work, refer to our blog post on air scrubbers.
Duct lines are good breeding grounds for mold spores. It is dark, isolated and can be humid if the system is not running correctly and there can be dirt, dust, and debris that can speed up mold growth. It is important to have your System professionally cleaned every couple of years.
Give us a call today if you believe that mold could potentially be growing in your home or business! We are always here to help.
It's Busted Pipe Season in Russellville, Hamilton, and Fayette Counties!
SERVPRO Pipe Tips
Busted pipes can wreak havoc and spell disaster in a commercial building. It is important to have to protocols in place to get the water turned off and cleaned up as quickly as possible.
The #1 priority when a pipe burst, is to get the water turned off ASAP. After the supply has been turned off, open up every faucet to drain the remaining water from the lines. Also turn off the water the heater and flush every toilet at least one time. Once these objectives have been completed, the next phase can begin.
Step #2 is to reduce secondary damage. This is done by getting the water removed from the structure in a timely manner. Water will continue to move through building materials as long as it is present. If there is any doubt that water ran through an area that contains electricity, turn off the power at the breakers and consult an electrician to perform an inspection.
Step #3 is to contact a certified mitigation specialist such as SERVPRO. Even though you may have removed the standing water, there will still be elevated moisture levels and humidity. It is crucial to make sure that moisture levels and humidity are returned to preloss levels to reduce the risk of mold forming.
Should busted pipes cause water to infiltrate your building, call SERVPRO today to let us help you get your business back in working order.
NO WATER DAMAGE IS TOO BIG OR SMALL
Whether a flood or a leaky pipe, SERVPRO can help.
The first 24 hours following an incident are the most important in
preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of loss
notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be onsite to help ensure
water damage is handled by completing the following steps.
We will inspect the affected area and determine the extent of the
water damage and will review the inspection with you to answer any of
your questions before beginning any work.
We will take steps to help protect your home or business, as well as
your personal belongings to extract water and prepare drying and we
will explain things step by step.
To help ensure everything is drying appropriately we will monitor the
drying process. The updates will be consistently communicated to you.
SERVPRO Professionals will repair structural materials, reinstall
carpets, and clean affected areas of your property and belongings. We
will do a final walk-through of the jobsite with you to ensure the
property was returned to preloss condition.
Top reasons to choose SERVPRO:
*24/7/365 Emergency Service
*Over 2,000 Franchises
*Restore vs. Replace
*Commercial and Residential
*Services very by location
Protect Your Assets
You have so much time and energy and resources to protect and
increase the value of your business. When you experience fire, water
or mold damage in your facility, you need fast response and expertise
to handle the situation to get back in operation as soon as possible.
You expect the best service and most reliable service at a fair price.
Here at SERVPRO we are certified professionals that are trained and
committed to providing fire and water cleanup and restoration
services to reduce business interruptions and recovery costs.
Technicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help get
your business back in business.
A great benefit for Choosing SERVPRO is our
Service Response Guidelines
We take great pride in our 1-4-8- Service Response Guidelines
Within 1 hr from notice of loss, a SERVPRO Professional will contact
you to arrange for service
Within 4 hrs of loss notification, a SERVPRO Professional will be on
site to start mitigation services.
Within 8 business hrs of on site arrival, a verbal briefing of the
scope will be communicated to the appropriate person.
Make Sure Your Business Is Ready For Summer
Air Ducts & HVAC Cleaning
HVAC cleanings should be done on a re-occurring schedule every couple of years. Maintaining the HVAC can unsure that your system is running properly and lower your chances of problem's in the future. If your system has not been cleaned recently, you could be circulating dust, dirt, pollen, odors, and debris around your business
Removing odor's is centered around removing the source. Whether it is a mildew smell, pet odor, or smoke odor, our technicians are trained to identify the source of the odor and treat it accordingly. We offer many different specialized treatments for an array of odors that could be affecting your business. Should you have questions or are curios about our procedures for odor removal, give us a call today!
Common Problems With HVAC
HVAC systems are the one thing we depend on in the south to escape the scorching heat. It is important to have your system inspected and cleaned on a re-occurring basis to ensure you catch any issues before they cause disaster in your place of business. One of the most common types of problems is the drain line getting clogged up with debris and causing water to affect areas surrounding the HVAC unit itself. Check your drain line frequently to ensure there is no back up in the drain line.
The second problem is found in the duct work itself. It is not uncommon for holes to be notched in the duct work of an HVAC system, whether it's from animals, or just wear and tear over time. Holes in the duct work can cause efficiency issues and affect the way your system runs.
Another problem is the HVAC system is putting out too much moisture. This could be from a lack of freon or, as mentioned previously, holes in the duct work. a typically HVAC will produce humidity levels of between 45-55% humidity. If level's start to rise and the atmosphere in the facility begins to portray humidity levels of more than 60%, you begin to run the risk of microbial activity.
Should you have any questions about a HVAC system problem you may be having, give us a call.
Red, White, and SERVPRO Green
With 4th of July around the corner, we would like to give everyone some safety tips to ensure everyone stays safe this holiday.
Water: Make sure water is easily accessible and have a fire extinguisher handy.
Fire: Make sure to place fireworks in an open area away from flammables and explosives.
Clothes: Avoid wearing loose or baggy clothing and wear close toed shoes.
Wind: Pay attention to changes in the wind as they play a part in the flight path for fireworks.
If you find that a fire damage has occurred at your home or business, do not hesitate to let Our trained professionals come in and take care of the situation. There is no job too big or too small for our crews to handle. We will make it "Like it never even happened."
Water Damage At Your Home
It is very stressful when your home and personal belongings are sitting in water.
It is always very important to know safety measures before you act to avoid personal harm to you and your family. You will need to
stop the source safely. Always make sure you do not step off into water not knowing if there is danger of electric shock. Make sure
circuit breakers for wet areas are turned off. Then, remove as much excess water as possible . Move as much of the wet furniture and
personal valuables you can to a dry area. If furniture is to heavy to move by yourself until help comes you can place aluminum foil or wood
blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet. SERVPRO has 24/7 service. We are always here for you.
"Like it never even happened."
When Storm Disaster Strikes
SERVPRO of Russellville, Hamilton, and Fayette understands the stress and worry that comes when disaster
strikes. It causes a major distraction in your life whether it is your home or business. Our goal is to be there for you and let our team of
professionals take some of the load off. We are highly trained in property damage restoration, storm recovery, fire, smoke, water
damage, mold and mildew. We are backed by a nationwide system of more than 2,000 qualified franchises, no damage is too big or too small for
SERVPRO. If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, Please call us today! SERVPRO is a brand you know. We are here for you 24/7.
Life After the Storm
Here at SERVPRO Russellville, Hamilton, and Fayette we are here for you day or night. We are trained and ready to assist you when cold weather causes snow and ice storms
or dangerous wind and water comes your way causing severe damage to your home or business. We are ready to take care of it for you. When disaster strikes it is important to take immediate action to prevent additional damage to your property. Whether it is frozen pipes or water sprinklers, outdoor hose bibs or pipes in unheated areas such as basements, crawl spaces and garages. We are trained to take action to get you and your family back into your home as soon as possible.
SERVPRO can handle any size disaster during catastrophic storms and major events. We have a disaster recovery team that can respond
quickly and effectively and we also have unlimited means of resources. We are here for you 24/7. "Like it never even happened." Know our brand
and take comfort and security in knowing we are always here for you through whatever disasters or natural disasters life throws your way.
The SERVPRO brand is trained and ready to help.