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How Drying Zones Are Use With Water Restoration in Wilmington

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

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How Drying Zones Help Water Restoration in Wilmington Homes 

In most water damage scenarios, only a portion of a Wilmington home suffers the loss effects. While you want to maintain areas where no water loss has occurred, the establishment of drying zones can help streamline the recovery process as much as possible. Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly construct these containment elements to get mitigation and restoration efforts started in your home as soon as possible. 

Containment practices have been a practical approach for both drying and water removal in Wilmington homes. We always work to produce the most effective solution for a property experiencing any loss situation. This process comes with the use of cutting-edge equipment and the employment of the latest practices that ensure the efficiency of the work getting completed. Drying zones are a way that we can better control the affected regions of the property to prevent additional damages and costlier repairs or restorations. 

Drying zones are areas where our SERVPRO team can control the flow of air, the relative humidity (RH), and even regulate the speed where affected materials get dried. We establish this segregation with thick 6-mil plastic sheeting installed between the damaged and undamaged areas of the household — the smaller that we can make this zone, the faster that extractions and drying work. Because of how rapidly moisture and water damage can spread to neighboring areas of your house, this drying zone becomes a way to prevent water damage from spreading beyond these established parameters. 

Within a drying zone, we can deploy our capable water removal equipment. Depending on the size of the damaged region, several tools could be beneficial, including our portable sump pumps, light wands, wet-vacs, and even stationary trash pumps for more significant loss scenarios. Once the area gets dried sufficiently and returned to a safe place for homeowners to be, we can deconstruct the containment to reintegrate all areas of the property. 

Our containment practices establish set borders in affected areas of your home so that our drying and extraction tools have an even more significant and productive impact. However water loss affects your home, you can count on our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team to help you make it right again by calling (302) 762-8080. 

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We Are The Leader In Flood Damage Restoration In Wilmington

9/13/2019 (Permalink)

A desiccant and generator outside a home restoring it after flooding Here is a desiccant and a generator working together in order to dry the property. We are available 24/7 to help so call us right away.

Why SERVPRO Is Your Reliable Partner for Flood Damage Solutions in Wilmington

The last thing a Wilmington homeowner needs after storms cause flooding is to fall prey to unscrupulous contractors. Some individuals can try to take advantage of your vulnerability without providing a high-quality restoration outcome. Your home is your refuge and the anchor for your entire family. When flooding or other issues need attention seek out a local disaster recovery company with a proven track record and a community presence.

Three Decades as a Trusted Local Presence

The trend toward extreme weather patterns in Wilmington causes flood damage and other challenges more frequently. If you experience the fear and chaos, strong winds, torrential rains, and overland flooding severe storms bring, a fast response from a trustworthy disaster restoration business is crucial. Our team of Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians is dedicated to seeing your flood damage mitigation, remediation, and reconstruction project through, start to finish. Our doors opened in 1990, and we pledge to back you up for decades more.

Access to Nationwide Resources

When severe weather events occur, many of your friends and neighbors might need help, too. SERVPRO calls on our fellow highly-qualified franchises if needed for extra workers and equipment. Depending on the extent of your flood damage, we might need to provide everything from board up and tarping services to flood water mitigation and remediation to repairs and rebuilding inside and out. We have the resources to get all phases of your job done fast and to the highest industry standards.

Benefits of Choosing Your Community SERVPRO

Do not fall for a false claim from a traveling storm damage contractor insisting their service is faster or more affordable. Our customers know we are with you through every step of restoration, including follow up concerns and questions. We handle a broad range of flood damage-related issues, and are just a local call or visit away. You need not act as a general contractor to manage the enormity of flood damage recovery when you partner with us. We live, volunteer, play, and work in this community. Our commitment to you and other residents and businesses in the area is second to none.

Put your trust in SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington when catastrophic flooding damages your home and disrupts your peace of mind. Call us 24/7 at (302) 762-8080 for reliable help from a community business leader.

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Commercial Flood Damage Contaminates Food Preparation Facilities in Wilmington

9/9/2019 (Permalink)

Vegetables on a conveyor belt . SERVPRO will get your Wilmington business through the water damage.

Don’t let a Wilmington flood damage your food preparation.

Food production facilities in Wilmington undergo inspections frequently. Cleanliness is essential to providing the public with healthy food items. Dust, soiled towels, and other sources of contamination can shut down a plant until after cleaning and disinfecting of affected production lines.

When a food packing plant in Wilmington sustains commercial flood damage, the contamination is spread throughout the entire facility. Production comes to a stop, many employees lose hours, and consumers become upset about the unexpected inability to purchase their desired items. Flooding can affect your customer base far from your geographic location this way. SERVPRO is always ready to help you recover in a fast and efficient manner that restores safe conditions for both food production and your employees to work. 

We can handle any sized job and any degree of complexity. To eliminate the damage caused by flooding, we carry out many different tasks, such as removing standing water deeper than two inches with submersible pumps and smaller units for shallower puddles of water, washing down machines' components and then applying protective food-grade lubricants on moving parts, spraying disinfectants on flat surfaces and using other methods wherever necessary to ensure complete coverage, and removing debris that covers floors, equipment, and stairways.

  • After we finish these parts of the job, we concentrate on drying the interior and the deodorization process. Some food production facilities already implement hydroxyl generators to eliminate noxious odors because of its safety and effectiveness, and we often choose this option for the same reasons. 

Restoring safe conditions for both your workers and your product takes time, but we work as efficiently as possible through teamwork. Our employees can also team up with yours to pack undamaged raw materials, making it possible to securely place it in a more protected, safe location. We work with you so you understand the options available that can help speed up your recovery time as much as possible.

SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington helps all sizes of businesses in every industry within Claymont, Brandywine, and Talleyville when they need to recover after a disaster. Flood damage brings many problems with it beyond dirty water, and our building services crew can assist with electrical issues, roofing, and several other aspects needed to normalize a business under Commercial Contractor License # 1992104829. Call (302) 762-8080 for experienced specialists who understand the complexities faced by a business after a disaster.

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Our Flood Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Wilmington Home

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water leaking damaged plasterboard and carpet Give our professionals a call anytime disaster strikes at (302) 762-8080.

No Flood Insurance? SERVPRO Can Still Help Your Wilmington Home

Many people assume that if an insurance policy does not cover restoration work, that Wilmington homeowners cannot afford the experienced professionals that we can provide. While there are less expensive routes such as attempting to perform the work on your own, emergencies like flood losses present multiple threats simultaneously to a property that demand experience and state-of-the-art equipment to address. So how can you get this same premium level of recovery when you have no insurance policy to cover the work?
Flood damage in Wilmington homes can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when you are contending with several inches (or even feet) of standing water. With how rapidly exposed materials can absorb this water and become structurally compromised, we encourage property owners to reach out to our experienced SERVPRO team as promptly as possible. We understand that many people, especially those that do not live in the flood-prone areas of the region, do not have flood insurance for their houses. Despite this, our experts can help.
With your initial call, you can mobilize an entire unit of experienced and highly trained professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Water Restoration (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), and even secondary elements like Applied Mold Remediation (AMRT.) We can work immediately to establish parameters of the damage and what must happen to protect the property and to reduce the overall loss to your residence.
We have estimators and our management team that can work directly with the customer to establish a baseline of budgetary limitations. We are honest and straightforward, providing the fastest and most helpful path to the successful restoration of your property. We can establish how to help your home right away to ensure that our effective mitigation practices can begin along with our arrival to your damaged property.
You might not have flood insurance, especially if you think your home never would need it. If you find yourself without the support of your home insurance provider, you can count on our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team to help find a suitable solution to fit into your budget. Give our professionals a call anytime disaster strikes at (302) 762-8080.

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Our Flood Damage Professionals Can Save Your Wilmington Home

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

We can make flood loss incidents “Like it never even happened.”

Can You Reduce The Likelihood Of Flooding In Wilmington?

Wilmington homeowners have seen their fair share of widespread flooding throughout the community over the past several decades. Even with renewed construction to reinforce structures and reduce the impact of these disasters, it does not change their likelihood. Finding ways to reduce the damage flooding can do to your specific property is one of the best approaches, and our SERVPRO professionals would like to help. We have been a trusted name in restoration and recovery in the area for years, and we want to protect our customers and their properties from the devastation of flooding.

Flood damage in Wilmington homes is seldom going to be entirely preventable, as the circumstances leading up to this disaster change and catch homeowners by surprise. Ideally, finding solutions that can protect the contents of your home and even the structure itself can save you money and time on the recovery efforts to come. Here are some quickly functional solutions to employ when severe weather threatens the area.

    •    Barriers: One of the solutions that you can attempt is barriers. These typically get constructed of high-grade malleable plastic or rubber sheeting. This defense is held into place using support posts. With several people working together, this perimeter fencing can be up quickly and is a top choice in preventing water flow towards your house.
    •    Sandbags: One of the advantages of sandbags is that you can see how they are working for your property in real-time. You can make changes to these barriers as needed. A disadvantage to this choice is the weight of individual bags, as many of them can be more than 50 lbs.
    •    Dams: These solutions are temporary and can get installed fast as they are necessary. These surround the immediate structure and get filled with water, making them reusable and environmentally friendlier than the sandbag counterpart.

Even with all of the products that exist to help you reduce the presence of floodwater in your home, even an inch of standing water can cause substantial damages to your household. Our SERVPRO team can respond fast with drying solutions that can protect many of your belongings and structural elements of the property.

Floods can happen with little warning, but even when the installation of some of these defenses does not work entirely, you can count on our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team to help. We can make flood loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give our technicians a call today at (302) 762-8080.

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Tips to Clean up Water Damage

8/14/2019 (Permalink)

Boring Holes for Air Flow

Shut off the main water valve. Contact a plumber to fix the leak

Call an IICRC certified professional water restoration firm like SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington immediately for mitigation services. IICRC Certified Firms have the knowledge, experience and specialized equipment to locate water wherever it goes, remove the excess and dry your structure to industry standards.

Mop up standing water on flooring surfaces to prevent slip and fall hazards.

If the burst pipe is overhead, drain ceiling cavities by punching “weep” holes.

Dry out thoroughly before you rebuild. Professional water restorers, like SERVPRO, have a variety of instruments to determine when a building is dry and to prevent microbial growth. Drying should not stop until wood or drywall moisture content falls below 16 percent.

Water damage incidents may be covered under your insurance and you may choose to contact them.

SERVPRO is dedicated to providing proper and safe clean-up in water damage restoration and mold remediation.

Our Experts Discuss The Steps Toward Fire Damage Recovery In Your Wilmington Home

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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Steps Toward Fire Damage Recovery For Wilmington Residents

Waking up to the sound of your fire alarm, then having to quickly evacuate the property while calling the fire department is every homeowner's worst nightmare. It is after the fire has been contained that anxieties over your possessions, valuable documents, and financial costs arise. There are measures you can do to make the process of getting your home back to its preloss condition runs smoothly after the initial shock.

The first thing is to contact a restoration service to carry out repairs on the fire damage in your Wilmington home. SERVPRO operates an emergency line day and night for homeowners in need of assistance and reassurance. You might want to contact your insurance company to get a better picture of the task at hand as well as any utilities or lending companies. Fire situations are recognized as a debilitating situation, and many companies can put in place holds on bills or payments in exceptional circumstances, while you prioritize the restoration of your home.

A fire marshall can inspect the property after the fire and clear you for entry. Now's a good time to gather any necessary documents:

    •        Passport
    •        Driver's License
    •        Certificates
    •        Social Security
    •        Financial Documents
    •        Tax Records
    •        School Records
    •        Vehicle Registration

Some or all of these documents may show signs of damage from soots or smokes as well as water damage from firefighting procedure. Do not discard documents. SERVPRO operates specialized document recovery that can mitigate losses through a vacuum or freeze-drying procedure for waterlogged documents. Although we cannot reverse existing damages, there is a strong chance we can restore documents to a usable condition using these special procedures.

While you wait for a SERVPRO fire and smoke damage restoration technician (FRST) you can begin mitigating losses by covering floors and furnishings with sheets or tarpaulin which can prevent falling soots from causing further harm. Open the windows to allow air circulation throughout the property, which aids drying and replaces polluted air with cleaner outdoor air. For now, it is essential to leave walls, ceilings, appliances, and electrics until a qualified technician arrives.

SERVPRO trains technicians to the highest standards. On arrival, they can direct the restoration effort, as well as conducting crucial tests on materials, soot deposits, and smoke residues. These tests keep procedures efficient and ensure soots are not spread around, causing further issues to unaffected areas. Where necessary, our team can bring in odor control technicians to restore your indoor air quality.

We have extensive experience in handling fire restorations from start to finish. Using a combination of testing, cleaning, deodorizing, and drying, we can help you to get your property back to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080.

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Rapid Cleaning of Damaged Wilmington Homes Prevents Demolition

8/9/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the top - tier equipment for rapid cleaning in your Wilmington home after water damage.

We know how vital it is to get back to normal after a water damage in Wilmington.

Cleaning is a vital component to the recovery of every Wilmington home after disasters or smaller mishaps, and we have a growing roster of competent and continually trained professionals capable of providing that premier cleaning service after water loss incidents. While water cleanup can often get attributed to extraction and drying, there are often added steps that the DIY enthusiast might not recognize or consider. While not everyone can see the merits in seeking professional restoration after a water loss incident, rapid cleaning of your damaged property can prevent costlier and more alarming recovery requirements. 

To successfully implement water cleanup in Wilmington homes, you need top-tier equipment, cleaning products, and practices. Our SERVPRO professionals have the training and continued education from the standard-setting Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) We have technicians trained both in water restoration and also in structural drying solutions in both residential and commercial applications. We can make these effects “Like it never even happened.” 

Trained technicians are crucial for water loss recovery

Even more than the roster of water restoration technicians we have available to help, we also have a full array of cleaning technicians qualified in multiple areas and niches of the industry, including: 

-    CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technician

-    UFT – Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

-    RCT – Rug Cleaning Technician

-    OCT – Odor Control Technician 

-    Content Management – including Pack-Outs and Storage

-    Biohazard Recovery

Following Best Practices Produce Restored Properties

With a full assortment of certified technicians at your disposal, we can help to quickly manage the mitigation of your property with real-time solutions that protect your construction materials, installed fixtures, and other affected areas of your property. Our SERVPRO professionals continually train and pursue in-house and online educational opportunities to be among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the trade. 

We strive to provide every customer with money-saving and time-effective solutions for whatever disaster might impact their home. You can count on our SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington team to showcase our years of experience in water loss recovery to get your property back to preloss condition as promptly as possible. You can give us a call anytime you need us at (302) 762-8080.

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We Are Available 24/7 to Restore Your Wilmington Home

7/25/2019 (Permalink)

We have the proper equipment and expertise to mitigate your home as soon as you call.

Reasons DIY Water Cleanup in a Wilmington Home Can Cause More Damage

When water damage happens in your home, DIY cleanup with towels and mops or using a consumer-grade wet/dry vac if you own one, is sometimes enough to clean up the spill adequately. However, there are times that homeowners need to outsource the task to a professional restoration service.

Problems that have the potential to occur from improper water cleanup in a Wilmington home are many. When water loss incidents result from situations ranging from a broken supply line under a kitchen sink to a teenager daughter forgot the bathtub faucet was on and water drenched the upstairs bathroom leaking into the ceiling below before the water was turned off. If excessive moisture is overlooked or left behind, it can quickly turn into foul odors, ruined or weakened building materials or even create a perfect environment for mold growth.

Since water migrates and follows the path of least resistance, there are places in a home excessive moisture winds up that require specialized equipment such as used for moisture detection. In some cases, our technicians use controlled demolition techniques to remove damaged building materials or improve airflow for thorough drying.
The restorability potential of saturated carpet improves with the use of weighted extractors and specialized drying configurations
Weep holes assist with both drainage and drying in walls and ceilings; this is particularly useful for drying floor joists
Baseboards require careful removal for water extraction behind for efficient drying
Removal of warped or buckled sheetrock and the wall cavity improves airflow for better drying results

Once our technicians finish the cleanup and drying of the water-damaged areas because we are also general contractors, Delaware license #1992104829, our technicians have the knowledge and skill to repair or rebuild any remaining issues in your home from a broken pipe or reconstruction of a wall to replace damaged sheetrock including repainting in your choice of color to return your home to its preloss condition.

When your home needs water cleanup pronto, call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080. Our technicians arrive on-site quickly and make any size water loss in your property "Like it never even happened."

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Avoid Fire Damage Remediation Mistakes For Your Wilmington Business

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage residue can truly take over your home if not dealt with properly. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Get Back to Business Fast After Commercial Fire Damage in Wilmington

When your Wilmington shop, hotel, cafe, or other business faces the aftermath of a fire, you strive to achieve two equally important objectives. One is to engage a reputable fire restoration company for professional damage assessment and development and implementation of a comprehensive recovery plan. The other is to reassure your customers, suppliers, and business partners that the fire does not mean the end of your successful enterprise. Working with our highly-qualified team accomplishes both objectives.

Clean up and restoration of the fire damage your Wilmington business suffered depends on fast action from our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained technicians. We arrive at your property as soon as possible after your call, experienced managers ready to assess the scene and develop a mitigation and remediation plan.

SERVPRO technicians hold multiple certifications from the IICRC, very beneficial for fire restoration scenarios which nearly always require significant firefighting water extraction as well as smoke and soot removal. As the waters recede our Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT) evaluate and characterize soot damage throughout your commercial property, matching products, tools, and techniques to eliminate the dry, wet, and protein-based soot residues found inside your property. 

We work with you to determine if any sections of your property are undamaged and can remain open during the fire damage restoration. Containing the work areas is possible with substantial plastic barriers sealed in place and air scrubbers filtering and venting the airborne debris as SERVPRO technicians complete remediation tasks. Inspiring confidence that you can overcome the challenges of fire damage recovery is easier if you can meet customer needs for goods and services in at least a limited way throughout the restoration period. 

Consider developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) before a fire or any other disaster strikes. We review the layout of your business, recommending strategies to limit fire risk and itemizing a list of action steps we would follow in case of fire. Our mobile app permits you to provide an individualized profile, describing details and appointing trusted staff to act in your absence, avoiding any delay in our fire damage restoration response.

Call SERVPRO of Brandywine / Wilmington at (302) 762-8080, so we can arrive as the firefighters take their leave, ready to get your company back to business. Our highly skilled team is well-positioned to restore your commercial property to preloss condition.

Contractor Licenses:

General: 1992104829

Residential: 1992104829

Commercial: 1992104829

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