Does Your Campbell County Home Have A Mold Problem?
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, SERVPRO of Campbell County 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 SERVPRO of Campbell County Today – [[859-572-4920]]
Appliance Causes Water Damage at Campbell County Home
We were dispatched this pass week on a leaking ice maker line on a smart refrigerator. The line dumped gallons on the homeowners hardwood floors, with a quick response time, SERVPRO of Campbell County utilized its Inject-a-Dry system to pull moisture from hardwood floors to prevent cupping. When cupping takes place, this can cause thousands of dollars in damage, which usually leads to the replacement of said floors. Along with this new technology and the use of air movers and dehumidifiers we saved the day for our customers and got them back to their normal routine in a matter of days. Please remember your friends at SERVPRO of Campbell County strive to "Like it never even happened."
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Did you know that speed plays a significant role in reducing property loss?It’s a matter of restoring your personal property or having to replace it. Your Campbell County SERVPRO professional is trained to assist youimmediately. Whether it’s providing after fire protection to damaged/leaking ceilings, roof and windows to protecting your home’s contents your SERVPRO professional is prepared to advise and assist you through this moment of crisis.
Your Campbell County SERVPRO expert will assess the damage to your property and advise you on such important matters as how far the fire, smoke and soot have traveled and how it has affected your walls and furniture. We can then develop a plan of action which will give you an accurate idea of what the repair costs should be and then advise you of approximate repair time.
With any fire comes the possibility that water damage will also occur. If a fire has caused a pipe to burst or a water tank to leak, water restoration may be needed. Your Campbell County SERVPRO expert will act quickly to resolve the damage by stopping the source of the problem and preventing it from causing more damage.
Your Campbell County SERVPRO professional is trained to use a variety of cleaning methods to resolve your fire related issues. These methods include Dry Cleaning- cleans light residue, Wet Cleaning- which cleans heavier residue, SPRAY and WIPE- used on items that can’t be wet cleaned, FOAM CLEANING- used for upholstery, ABRASIVE CLEANING- which involves agitating the surface and FULL IMERSION CLEANING- where we will dip the item into a bath of a cleaning product.
Your Campbell County SERVPRO provides 24/7 Emergency service! Our fast response time will lessen the damage and ultimately reduce the cost of your fire remediation. When you choose SERVPRO of Campbell County, we will make your clean up “like it never happened.”
SEWAGE AND FLOOD WATER BACKUP
Sewage backup from a drain in the laundry room in Maysville Kentucky
As we have now entered the fall hurricane season, inclement weather from these storms can affect all of us. As always, there are numerous precautions that should be taken if you experience sewage or flood water backup. Here are a few recommendations from your local SERVPRO-Campbell County:
• DO NOT enter a flooded area until the gas and electric have been turned off.
• DO NOT allow children to enter the flooded or backed up area.
• DO NOT touch the fuse box or any plugged in cords.
• DO NOT attempt to light a match until the gas has been turned off.
When your home or property has suffered a damaging sewage/flood water back up it’s always recommended that you call in the trained professionals of SERVPRO-Campbell County. The SERVPRO-Campbell County team will analyze your situation, react to your individual issue and begin the cleaning process.
Flood water/sewage back up can carry bacteria which if contacted with the skin, eyes or mouth can cause a variety of illnesses. Clothing, carpeting, furniture, toys and bedding should be discarded unless they can be properly cleaned and disinfected. Contaminated drywall should be removed and destroyed prior to beginning the drying process.
Food stores are also an area of concern. All contaminated bottled or boxed foods should be discarded. Foods stored in a refrigerator will only keep for 4-6 hours after power is lost and will need to be thrown out. Freezer foods will keep for up to two days after power is lost and can be saved if moved to another freezer.
When your property suffers a flood/sewage back up loss your trained team at SERVPRO-Campbell County will take rapid steps to deal with every issue that affects your property. Our advanced methods of clean-up will have you back in operation "Like it never even happened."
Tips to avoid a sewage backup
This picture was taken at one of our customers houses in Newport Kentucky
We are your 24/7 365 restoration specialist when a sewage backup happens to you call us directly at (859) 572-4920. Here are some helpful hints to avoid this happening to you.
Never pour grease down the drain.
Grease looks like a liquid when you’re done cooking, but that’s because it’s still hot, hot, hot! As soon as grease hits your cold pipes, it cools down and becomes a solid, sticking to the pipes’ insides and trapping food residue.
Don’t flush those solids!
This includes disposable diapers, hygiene products, or any other items that do not dissolve in water. Aim for the trash can, not the toilet!
Avoid throwing wet wipes into the toilet.
Even if the label says “flushable.” They can still become stuck in your pipes, especially if there are other things already trapped down there.
Beware long hair!
Hair is a major cause of pipe blockage, so instead of watching your hair go down (or not go down) the drain in the shower, take some action! Pick up any hair gathered around your drain and throw it out into the trash.
Never throw paper towels down the toilet.
Paper towels are built for absorption and durability, so they don’t break down easily when flushed; this often ends up causing issues in your sewer line.
Keep an eye on large trees growing near your sewer lines.
Trees are known for growing roots deep into the ground and causing movements or breaks in your pipes. So, it’s important to check nearby sewer lines and have them moved or repaired before the roots take over.
Ready to sell your house?
With the high inventory of homes these days homebuyers can be choosy you can reach the professionals at SERVPRO of Campbell County at (859) 572-4920
First impressions have always had the greatest impact on homeowners and those looking to purchase a home. If you are beginning the process of selling a home there are many steps that can be taken to make your property stand out. None is more important than having clean carpets, polished hardwood floors and a fresh smelling home.
SERVPRO of Campbell County offers a wide variety of expert services geared toward achieving your goal of presenting your home for resale. We offer carpet cleaning utilizing state of the art equipment geared to remove those trapped soil deposits found deep in your carpet’s pile and backings. We have perfected a variety of cleaning and polishing products that will enhance the look of your carpets and hardwood floors. We have the expertise to evaluate and recommend the right cleaning method needed to remove tough stains.
Bathrooms can be prime areas for mold and mildew. SERVPRO of Campbell County is your trusted expert on mold mitigation and mildew removal. We will safely remove the mold contaminants while protecting your health.
Odors can be problematic to a prospective buyer and your SERVPRO of Campbell County experts can help rectify these odors by determining which methods will be needed to neutralize these orders. One specific odor which is very prevalent is nicotine odor. A common misconception is that simply painting a room will remove the odor, but in fact the odor becomes trapped by the paint! Let your SERVPRO of Campbell County expert deodorize your property leaving it with the fresh smell that is sure to enhance your resale.
A clean fresh smelling house sells faster than one that has not been properly prepared for resale. Let your SERVPRO of Campbell County professionals help you get the maximum sale price for your property.
FROZEN WATER IS FOR ICESKATING NOT BASEMENT PIPES
Taking steps to avoid potential frozen pipes
Every winter homeowners in climates that experience freezing weather face the challenge of frozen pipes in their homes. When water freezes it expands and puts an enormous amount of pressure on your pipes. This pressure can shatter a pipe and when the ice does melt inside the broken pipe, extensive water damage will result.
You should make sure that as winter approaches you take steps to avoid the potential for frozen pipes by doing the following:
1. Turn off all irrigation/ sprinkler systems
2. Caulk around any pipe openings in your foundation
3. Turn off all water to outdoor faucets
4. Disconnect all garden hoses
5. Use pipe insulation to wrap pipes in areas that are not heated
If you should experience a frozen pipe leak contact your water restoration experts at SERVPRO-Campbell County. We provide the rapid response needed to protect your valuables and home. Our service is available 24 hours a day and our rapid response is critical to insure that immediate steps are taken to restore your home as though this disaster never happened!
When squirrels call your home their home?
The unpleasant sound of little feet
Squirrels are fascinating creatures that belong in their normal outdoor habitat. When they invade your home through small holes or cracks in your vents, roof or windows they can become quite a biohazard.
Among the many hazards that can be encountered include chewed electrical wires, fecal matter throughout an attic and even an occasional dead animal. Each of these issues can cause a variety of problems from potential fire hazards (the result of chewed wiring) to potential sources of pathogens and illness from the fecal matter or decaying animal bodies.
If you have such a problem don’t touch these areas yourself. The waste left behind by these animals can encourage the growth of mold and attract other bugs. If left unattended this waste contains a pheromone scent that will attract more squirrels to the area. Don’t wait to clean it up-Trust the clean up experts at SERVPRO- Campbell County to make your clean up look "Like it never even happened."
We will be here when you need us
SERVPRO of Campbell County are here to assist you 24/7, 365
No one ever wants to use our services, but if we are helping you it means you have had something out of the ordinary happen in your life, those are not fun. But, SERVPRO of Campbell County is here to help you make it “Like it never even happened.” A recent customer had this to say, “SERVPRO Campbell County are life savers! Jason and Jeff are amazing! Customer Service can't be beat. They took a very hard time for our home and our family and made it better quickly. We will call them for every thing. Highly recommend them! Can't say enough great things about these guys.” We know that you wish you did not need our services, but we hope that we can make this process as easy and painless for you as possible. SERVPRO of Campbell County are here to assist you 24/7, 365 at (859)572-4920.
Unexpected water damage?
Flooded basement at customers house in Cincinnati Ohio
You can always start by calling SERVPRO of Campbell County at (859) 572-4920. But if you find water in your basement it can damage walls and floors, destroy carpeting, ruin furniture, and lead—pretty quickly—to mold. Perhaps the most upsetting of all: As these spaces are so often used for storage, a wet basement can ruin irreplaceable items like photo albums, antiques, and family heirlooms.
When you experience a flooded basement for the first time, it's imperative to determine if the water problems are going to recur or if it was a one-time event.
Can you safely leave your property downstairs once you've got the mess cleaned up? Or does everything need to come upstairs immediately? What's certain is that if water in your basement is a consistent problem, it's time to start making decisions.
Determining where the water is coming from is the first and most essential step in solving this problem.
Beyond observable flooding around your home and in your neighborhood, there are four common sources of water entering basements:
- Surface water running down foundation walls
Groundwater in water-saturated soils being pushed into the basement by hydrostatic pressure
Storm sewer water from the municipal storm sewer system backing up into the home's existing perimeter foundation drain and leaking into the basement
Sanitary sewer water from a clog in your home's sewer line, the municipal sewer line, or the combined municipal storm/sanitary sewer system backing up into the home's drain system, causing sewer water to come up through sink drains and floor drains on lower levels
Each source has its own specifics and requires its own course of action. The professionals at SERVPRO can help you with these decisions and once again make it "Like it never even happened."