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Tri Cities Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

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 Tri Cities West 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 Tri Cities West 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 – 509-943-9290

Does your home have a mold problem?

8/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your home have a mold problem? Mold damage in bathroom

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

·        Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.

·        Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.

·        Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.

·        Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.

·        Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

·        Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 509-943-9290

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Tri Cities West has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

·        Your name and contact information

·        Your insurance information (if applicable)

·        The street address of the water-damaged home or business

·        When did the flooding or water damage occur?

·        What caused the water damage (if known)?

·        Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Tri Cities West

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West 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. 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.

Professional & Safe Fire Damage Restoration Services

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional & Safe Fire Damage Restoration Services Fire Damage

You need more than a standard vacuum to clean up after fire damage.  Also needed is a well trained staff and special equipment to get the job done correctly.  Without using the experts you may be putting people at risk of respiratory distress from the fire/smoke particles present at the scene of the loss. Remember, the air in the structure needs to be purified, especially if the space is confined.  No matter the type of structure, proper care is needed to keep it safe for the people there.   The contents present at risk as well, need to be cleaned the right way, immediately to avoid smoke/soot etching into surfaces.  Smoke is very acidic and damaging to the contents contained in the structure. 

You will need the guidance of experts that are well trained and highly educated in Fire Cleanup and Restoration.  Our techs are trained in IICRC Standards for Fire.  They are well equipped to give you the best information and service in regards to what should happen to remediate a fire loss.  Don’t take fire into your own hands! Look us up for the help you need-

Why you should hire a Water Damage Restoration Company

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why you should hire a Water Damage Restoration Company 2 story Commercial Water Loss

When you suffer flood or fire damage, it is time to think about the Water Damage restoration. This is a multi-faced task and it involves cleaning of the excess water in your home/business while at the same time repairing the sustained water damage. It is important that you should start with restoration, repair and clean up as soon as you can after the flood so that you can prevent the mildew and the mold growth. It is recommended that it should take place in 24hours after the event.

The best way to deal with the water damage is to call the water damage restoration company in your area. They will get rid of the water in effective and safe manner and it is the best resources without damaging the homes further.

The reason why you should consider the Water Damage Tri Cities West Company, it is because they will be able to do the restoration, repair and the clean up faster compared to the time that you would have taken if you had chosen to do it on your own. The water damage restoration company has many employees who will work together to ensure that they get rid of the problem as fast as they can. This will help them handle different aspects of the water damage with the cleanup at the same time and they will prevent the problems of secondary water damage to the home.

The companies will also help you prevent the growth of the mildew and mold in the home by making sure that there is no excess water that it is left. When there is mold in the home, SERVPRO of Tri Cities Wesr will also use industrial grade disinfectants with cleaners to make sure that it does not pose any secondary damages.

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West is the best source if you want to restore your home without putting your home/business or family at risk. When you get the services of this company, you will be able to move back into your home faster since the company has the right tools to make sure that they get rid of the water in few hours.

Mold Remediation

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

One of the worst problems that can arise while recovering from an unmitigated disaster such as a water tank spill or a storm that might have caused waterlogging is mold formation. Mold is bad for properties because these fungi feed on natural materials and cause biodegradation. The growth of mold in buildings, homes, and offices can lead directly or indirectly to a large number and variety of health issues.

Proper steps can be taken to mitigate or further reduce the mold issue that might have risen in a structure:

1.     The most important task that has to be executed when charged with a mold formation situation is to reduce and if possible, eradicated the high levels of moisture.

2.     The secondary task is to remove the affected material after the main cause of excessive moisture has been taken care of.

It has to be kept in mind that though molds are ubiquitous, their formation should not be tolerated as the health issues that they can cause are alarming and escalating. Molds are responsible for various kinds of allergies and respiratory problems. Molds in houses are usually found in areas which are damp and dark throughout the day, for longer periods of time.

However, molds can also arise as a consequence of a recent disaster in the area or any accidental spills which lead to accumulation of water or moisture in large amounts with no room for timely intervention. Mold removal is quite different from the technique of mold remediation. The former is quite difficult to achieve and is not an appropriate term to be used when dealing with practical real-life situations.

It is difficult to cure and remediate a situation leading to excessive mold growth without the use of proper tools and insights which come from experience. The resources required for such an undertaking are also beyond the scope of an individual who doesn’t face such a problem from time to time. Thus, it is advised to seek the help of a professional service which deals with such situations which provides reliable, efficient and adequate assistance. 

The 24-hour emergency services that are hosted by them at have been tried and tested time and again. The ability of an expert technician with the required certifications under his belt provides an assurance which cannot be adequately achieved when you have to deal with mold remediation all by yourself, ill-prepared. It might take less than 48 hours for the mold to set in and start growing at an exponential rate. However, with proper guidance and help from SERVPRO of Tri Cities West you can be sure that in such time your property will be mold free!

Emergency Ready Profile

6/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Ready Profile Our marketer; Kelsey Warner and Becky Brice, owner of Wet Palette Paint Parties in Richland. Thank you Becky for your time!

*Tip of the day*

SERVPRO of Tri Cities West offers a complimentary Emergency Ready Profile year round. This is a booklet that has photos of shut off valves for the water in a home/business & much more! It is extremely useful in case of emergency such as fires & floods, ect. It is a proven fact that homes and businesses are more likely to be successful and safe with an Emergency plan ready to go. If you have children at home while mom and dad are at work, it is very important they know what to do in case of an Emergency. Call our office & ask for Kelsey Warner, our Marketing and Sales Representative. She would be happy to schedule one for your home or business. It takes no time at all!