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Restoring Fire Damage with a Multi-tiered Approach in Bristol

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has Experienced Fire Cleanup Technicians Just a Phone Call Away

Fires can cause extensive property damage. Often, these situations occur due to malfunctioning electronics, naked sources of flame such as candles and stoves, or issues with an indoor furnace. At SERVPRO, we believe in responding quickly to property emergencies and guarantee to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss.

When confronting fire damage in your Bristol home, it is vital to take a multilateral approach. Disasters like this can affect your home in many different ways causing physical damage in the form of charred or burnt materials, cosmetic issues in the form of smoke deposits on surfaces, and odor issues. We ensure our technicians have completed certification in various restoration areas to combat this. Our current areas of expertise include odor control technicians (OCT), water restoration technicians (WRT), and fire & smoke damage restoration technicians (FSRT). Since combusting materials can release toxins, our roster also includes health & safety technicians (HST) and lead renovations (RRRP) specialists for older properties. 

Using a multilateral approach is often achieved through stages. First, experienced technicians assess the property and pre-test materials to make informed decisions about salvageable belongings. Next, our team disposes of debris, including the organization of dumpsters or transportation of these materials to a separate waste facility. Once the space is clear of both non-salvageable and salvageable materials, we can begin performing the restoration. Drying any residual moisture from firefighting efforts is essential to combating smells and mitigating against further losses that the interaction of soot with moisture could cause. Cleaning is often performed in two stages. The first stage involves dry cleaning using light vacuum wands and dry sponges, followed by more nuanced cleaning products, including water-based detergents or chemical solvents. We can determine which cleaning products to use based on the type of smoke residue, either wet or dry.

Packing Out Belongings VS. Keeping Possessions On-site

  • The pack-out procedure is usually reserved for severe disasters and involves documenting belongings before transporting them to a separate storage facility.
  • All belongings stored in our climate-controlled warehouses are vetted thoroughly for potential vermin or pests and allocated to a specific area where they remain throughout restoration.
  • Technicians may decide it is more efficient to clean and restore items on site by creating a designated clean room and bringing in portable cleaning equipment.

Cleaning and disposing of items subjected to smoke and soot is the most effective method of odor neutralization in most cases. But sometimes, odors can persist after these stages are complete. SERVPRO has various ways to tackle stubborn, persistent burnt odors in your home. Again, we rely on a multilateral approach that includes masking agents to spray directly onto surfaces, fumigation with ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, or concentrated odor counteractant pellets. Odor particles are volatile, making finding a singular source of odor challenging and time inefficient. By adopting a multi-tiered approach, we can be confident of resolving an odor issue quickly and ensuring that your home is rid of any unpleasant reminders of the recent event.

Helping to Rid Your Home of Smoke or Burnt Odors

  • Since odors are volatile opening windows and doors to allow air circulation can help to reduce their impact. Additionally, industrial venting fans can further encourage circulation.
  • Smoke odors generally disperse within two to four weeks without any equipment or chemical products making masking agents a useful tool in the interim.
  • Odor perception is enhanced when moisture is present. Dehumidification and drying can help reduce the impact of odors in your home. 

We can help you return your home to a preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of Bristol for fire damage restoration at (860) 582-3330.

Helping Residents of Bristol Overcome Water Damage

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

water damage on a concrete floor You need IICRC-certified technicians for any level of water damage in your Bristol home. Call SERVPRO today for help.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Removal Following Pipe Leaks or Bursts

Water intrusion events require immediate attention to avoid excessive property damages. Fixtures that directly connect to supply pipes, such as washing machines, showers, and faucets, can result in large quantities of liquid entering the home if they malfunction. SERVPRO is here to help reverse the damages caused by leaks, pipe bursts, and faulty appliances.

The severity of water damage in your Bristol home is determined by the quantity of liquid entering the property and the length of time it remains wet. Moisture contains microbes that can proliferate in your home's warm, humid conditions. The proliferation of microbes leads to stagnation and forces restoration to encompass decontamination, which can be damaging to your home. Porous materials, for example, are particularly susceptible to moisture contaminants and may require demolition with prolonged exposure to stagnant water. Burst pipes can damage your home through the sheer quantity of liquid they release. A broken pipe can release thousands of gallons of water in twenty-four hours. SERVPRO is a licensed service that has the experience to help with contamination issues, flooding from burst pipes, or smaller contained damages relating to liquid moisture.

Entering a flooded part of a property can be dangerous and requires attention to detail and experience. Our technicians wear thick, chemical-resistant gloves, full-body suits, and n-94 masks as part of our personal protective equipment. Steel-capped boots help protect technicians from debris, broken floorboards, exposed nails, and broken glass. Careful attention to slip and trip or electrical hazards from exposed wiring is equally essential. When working in a wet property, our equipment is run through ground circuit fault interrupters to prevent short-circuiting or other malfunctions during the extraction phase. To tackle potential contamination issues, we cut away sections of drywall from the lower portions of the wall and replace them with clean drywall once the area is appropriately disinfected and sanitized to a safe level.

Home Maintenance and Preventing Water Intrusion

  • Checking that pipes are correctly insulating ahead of the winter months can reduce their propensity to split or crack.
  • Clearing gutters from leaves or debris ensure that blockages do not backup causing harm to your home.
  • Maintenance of appliances and hardware such as sump pumps can help to reduce the likelihood of malfunction.

The most effective mitigation tool in a restoration technician's arsenal is a practical understanding of the science of psychrometry. Psychrometry relates to how moisture, air, and materials act together. In a home environment, the practice of psychrometry could be through dehumidification, air movement, or heating. All of these practical techniques help to encourage fast drying through evaporation. However, drying the property as efficiently as possible is a balancing act. Warm air, for example, can hold more moisture than cool air. But once the air is saturated with moisture, the speed of evaporation is significantly reduced. This process is why dehumidifiers are often essential equipment alongside air movers or heating elements when attempting to dry a property. 

The Mitigative Benefits of Correctly Drying a Property

  • Thorough drying of a property can help to reduce secondary damages, including the growth of bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
  • Ensuring that humidity levels remain below 60 grains per pound reduces the chance of vapor damage that condensates inside walls or ceiling cavities.
  • Many materials in a home environment are significantly weaker and more prone to breakage when wet.

If your home suffers from a burst pipe or malfunctioning appliance, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for water damage restoration at (860) 582-3330.

The Right Response to Mold Damage for Bristol Residents

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO car in front of a home You know who to call if you find mold in your Bristol home. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for mold damage remediation help.

SERVPRO in Bristol Has Expert Mold Remediation Technicians

Microorganisms are a natural part of any indoor environment. However, like fungi, some microbes can proliferate rapidly in parts of the home and become a nuisance. Molds are fungi that produce unpleasant odors, damage decor, and spread quickly from one area to another. If you suspect fungal growth on your property, it is wise to contact microbial remediation professionals as soon as possible.

Remediating mold damage in your Bristol home can be time-consuming and ineffective without the proper training and equipment. Identifying the root cause of a microbial growth issue can be challenging, but ensuring your home makes a full recovery is essential. If you cannot identify the source of the issue, there is a strong chance that the problem returns a few days after cleaning. Microbes have a short life cycle which can see a single spore grow to a full-size colony within 48 to 72 hours. Full-size colonies can produce between 200 and 500 reproductive spores meaning that a minor microbial problem can lead to exponential damage over just a few weeks. Spores can become airborne or travel on clothing, footwear, and belongings. Practicing diligence by avoiding moldy areas of the home or reducing potential airflow can help slow the spread of an infestation. 

One of the core principles that we work toward for remediation technicians is containment. Containment prevents spores from spreading via airways or clothing from one home area to another. Since many of the strategies used to eliminate infestations involve demolishing materials or utilizing abrasive cleaning methods, there is a strong chance of spores becoming airborne during the remediation process. We use common-sense practices, such as changing out of personal protective equipment (PPE) when moving between affected and unaffected areas of the home. Other methods involve more advanced strategies such as placing negative air pressure machines in close vicinity when demolishing drywall. Negative air pressure machines use a vacuum to pull surrounding air into a storage space. These machines are handy at removing airborne spores from the air into a controlled area where they can be disposed of responsibly. 

How to Prevent the Spread of Mold in Your Home

  • Try to reduce foot traffic into rooms with musty odors or visible signs of microbial growth, and always wash hands or parts of you that come into contact with the infestation.
  • Reducing ventilation in areas with infestation by closing doors and windows to block airflow.
  • Avoid disturbing colonies without first placing vital containment protocols that reduce spreading.

Chemical action is becoming an increasingly helpful tool for remediation professionals fighting against microbial growth. There are several categories of chemical agents that, in theory, can reduce growth or destroy microorganisms themselves. Biocides are poisonous substances that, with controlled usage, can eliminate microbes. Common biocides include the herbicides or pesticides used in agricultural maintenance. Anti-microbial agents are also designed to kill microorganisms. The household product bleach is considered an anti-microbial agent. Using chemical agents should be completed sparingly if possible. For example, technicians may take extra care when selecting a chemical action if pets are on the property. Equally, some chemical agents are less effective on wet materials, which should also be considered when attempting to eliminate mold.

Alternatives to Chemical Remediation

  • Dehumidification can be a valuable tool in remediation.
  • SERVPRO utilizes refrigerant (cooling) and desiccant (gel) technologies in dehumidification.
  • Controlled demolition and disposal of infested materials.

If microbial infestation affects your home, contact SERVPRO of Bristol for mold damage remediation at (860) 582-3330.

How to Remove Fire Odors From Your Plainville Home

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Fire Damage on wall Soot and ash deposits also leave an odor that penetrates surfaces. SERVPRO of Bristol has the technology to remove the smoky odor.

Why Odor Removal is a Big Part of Our Professional Fire Damage Restorations in Plainville

There are many aspects of fire damage mitigation and restoration work that require specialized training and equipment to handle, but one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of our work is odor removal. Our treatments include intense odor removal work to leave your home looking and smelling "Like it never even happened." Removing the smells of smoke and fire from your home requires the use of highly specialized fogging machines and specially-designed odor-neutralizing chemicals that our technicians train for weeks to use correctly. Conventional household air fresheners and odor masking agents fail to cover the smells of smoke - but why?

Part of the problem lies in just how much smoke, and ash fire damage in Plainville creates. The small cans of air fresheners and odor-eliminating chemicals you can purchase off store shelves would have to be spread impossibly thin to cover all of the odor-causing particles present in a fire-damaged home. SERVPRO technicians use thermal fogging machines that create a thick cloud of odor neutralizing agents to ensure that no part of your home retains any foul odors. These machines can even reach into cracks, pores, and other microscopic refuges for odors in your home.

However, even if we stocked our fogging machines with as many store-brand cleaning agents as possible, we would not be able to provide very effective odor elimination services. SERVPRO stocks only the most efficient odor reduction agents on the market, some of them designed and used exclusively for our technicians. We even change up the exact mixtures we use depending on the volume and chemical properties of smoke and ash in your home to ensure that we apply the right treatments every time.

SERVPRO of Bristol provides thorough and experienced fire damage mitigation and restoration services for homes in the area. Call us 24/7 after a fire at (860) 582-3330.

SERVPRO Provides a Comprehensive Flood Damage Restoration for Our Bristol Neighbors

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Ceiling Damage SERVPRO Can Salvage Your Bristol Home from a Storm Damaged Roof

Bristol Homes Suffer Flooding from Stormy Weather

Severe weather systems are anything but an uncommon occurrence facing Bristol homes and businesses. Yet, these same situations continue to damage properties throughout the region with every passing high-powered storm. Strong winds can pose threats by picking up objects and hurling them around, which can break windows, damage siding, or puncture already vulnerable roofs. These instances could be flooding if this wind has gotten accompanied by torrential rainfall.

While you cannot predict when a strong wind can damage portions of your Bristol home, the resulting flood damage that could result can get reduced with fast response by trained professionals. Our SERVPRO team prides itself on being available to our customers 24/7, ensuring that no matter what time disaster strikes, we can arrive with the equipment and expertise to help immediately.

As a team that offers both quality restoration services and reconstruction through licensed contractors on our crew, we can provide comprehensive service to our customers in their time of need. This ability to keep our team constantly moving toward the finished product can get the job done more quickly and with fewer out-of-pocket expenses. We can transition quickly between mitigation, reconstruction, and restoration, preventing delays that you might otherwise endure to locate reputable contractors on your own.

Our SERVPRO licensed contractors on the team arrive with the rapid responders to offer services like emergency board-ups and tarping. Minor repairs for other pressing concerns before the situation worsens by allowing more water to flow through unabated. We can do complete reconstruction projects to repair roofs, structural elements, plumbing, windows, and siding. We can also offer tree removal for felled trees or branches that affect your property after the storm has passed.

Storms can damage your home in many different ways, most of which are beyond your capabilities to repair or restore on your own. You can always call our SERVPRO of Bristol rapid response team for the full measure of our expertise and equipment at (860) 582-3330.

Order of Water Damage Repairs for Bristol Homes

5/16/2022 (Permalink)

Pipe leak Call your local professionals at SERVPRO of Bristol to ensure your home is dry and sanitary.

SERVPRO Performs Several Water Damage Repairs 

Understanding the expected course of repairs and reconstruction after water damage can allow homeowners to be more confident in their work. As overwhelming as structural damage can be, we have licensed professionals capable of working quickly to help.

Controlled Demolition and Discarding Material

Water damage repair for Bristol homes must first start with controlled demolition. Heavily saturated materials must often be demolished and discarded to access damaged plumbing or structural cavities. Commonly impacted materials include:

  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Carpeting
  • Subflooring
  • Insulation

Plumbing and Fixture Repairs

As commonly as water pipes can cause the damage that affects your home, these are a focal point of repairs necessary. Homeowners need water service to their property, and this is compromised if a pipe is broken or leaking. We can replace portions of the plumbing, connections, fittings, gaskets, and fixtures to stop the unfavorable conditions.

Wall System Reconstruction

With the plumbing repaired, we can work on rebuilding the removed wall system allowing access to the pipes and fixtures. Insulation can be reinstalled, and any supporting material like wood framing gets replaced where necessary. In most cases, the outside of wall systems is covered with drywall, finishing the rudimentary build back of this full assembly.

Refinishing Surfaces 

As important as the repairs are to the house after water and flood damage, we must also take several necessary steps to finish the newly installed surfaces. For example, contractors must finish the drywall by sealing its seams and over screws for a smooth finish ready for primer and painting. This is how our SERVPRO team makes water damage “Like it never even happened.”

Water exposure usually requires some degree of repair and reconstruction after substantial disasters. Our SERVPRO of Bristol team can help with licensed contractors to quickly repair the home and get you back to normal life. Call now at (860) 582-3330.

After A Fire In Your Burlington Home, Our Professionals Can Save Your Damaged Possessions!

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Salvaging Contents By Enlisting Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services In Burlington

Households are full of memories and valuables that have been built up over several years or decades. It is why a house fire can be so emotionally taxing for a homeowner who risks losing not only money but sentimental items. Our fire restoration technicians work with a restore over replace mentality that saves expense and possessions that may be irreplaceable. Our professionals communicate with you every step of the way. They can even help you with insurance paperwork by creating an inventory of items and conditions in the home.

A homeowner with fire damage in Burlington may be tempted to restore items themselves using household cleaning products. Unfortunately, on some smoke residues, household products spread staining around or push soots deeper into the material. SERVPRO uses a sublimation method that involves dissolving the soots in a solvent before wiping away both solvent and residue. We pre-test materials to determine whether soiling is oil or water-based and match our chemical agents to suit each type and ensure the best results.

The vast majority of smoke residues left behind by fire are present on walls and ceilings. During cleaning, paintwork may be worn away, especially if the smoke residues require chemical agents to remove. Removing soiling is essential to remove the odor. Still, once the property is clean and dry, a SERVPRO technician can repaint or refinish surfaces to get your home back to its pre-incident condition.

In slow-burning fires, usually the result of a synthetic material combusting, hot smoke can pressure surfaces for an extended period resulting in the wearing away of varnish or other wood finishes. SERVPRO can deploy sand or soda blasting techniques to remove thick soots before refinishing the wood later. At the end of service, our inventory of goods and services can be passed over to your insurance adjuster, reducing paperwork and letting you get back to your everyday life “Like it never even happened.”

A homeowner dealing with soots or smoke residues should prioritize professional restoration services to gain the best chance of restoring contents and structure to a pre-damaged condition. Contact SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330 now.

Call SERVPRO, The Solutions Provider for Storm, Fire & Smoke, Water Damage or Mold Remediation When Your Bristol Home Needs Help

4/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Can Bristol Residents Get Their Homes Back to preloss Condition Using SERVPRO Restoration Services?

Property disasters can strike at any time, causing unexpected damages to your property and contents. Most homeowners do not have the equipment or the qualifications to rectify these conditions themselves, so our locally owned and operated restoration services are available to both private residences and commercial businesses here in Bristol. It all starts with a phone call to our twenty-four-hour emergency line. From there, our customer service team can arrange a call out with a certified local technician to assess the damage, reduce losses, and restore contents or structure.

Mold

Microbes are bacteria, fungi, and viruses that are so small they are invisible to the naked eye. A microbial growth incident may involve microscopic mold spores that germinate in moist, humid conditions creating large, visible colonies. Mold Damage in your Bristol home does not necessarily make your home unsafe; there are beneficial properties to mold, such as antibiotic penicillin. However, they can create unpleasant odors and soil and have a negative impact on your indoor air quality.

SERVPRO operates advanced assessment and remediation services for mold incidents using technicians local to the Bristol area. Our team can remove microscopic spores from your home using air scrubbers with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to remove potential contamination issues. We place these air scrubbers on the property during service to ensure that mold issues do not recur after service has finished.




Storm

Violent storms can cause damage to Bristol properties through unexpected flash flooding and contaminated water issues. Floodwaters are treated as infectious waste incidents since water can travel several miles before entering the property and absorb pesticides, pathogens, and raw sewage along the journey. We provide a proven procedure for homeowners with storm damage here in Bristol and an established game plan for safely removing and restoring contaminated water.

Infectious wastes encompass all kinds of harmful pathogens and bacteria. In water, these bacteria can become absorbed by porous materials creating an ongoing health issue in your home. Since pathogens are hazardous to human health, SERVPRO restoration services can remove and dispose of infected structures or contents. Our technicians are equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE) to safely enter and perform mitigation services.



Water

Water incidents do not have to be extensive to cause water damage in your Bristol home. Often these issues reside in wall cavities or other areas of restricted access that can make thorough drying tough. SERVPRO technicians can use two unique systems to get your home back to its natural dry level. The first system is an open-system drying method, whereas the second procedure is a closed system drying method. Depending on the architecture, climate, and damages, technicians can choose to use one.

Open system drying involves using outdoor air to dry an affected area. During warmer periods of the year.The core principle of open-system drying is to promote evaporation using drying equipment like box fans, rapid air-movers, and temperature, then exchanging the evaporated moisture in the air with drier air from outside. Typically, the exchange is done by opening windows and encouraging fluid air movement using centrifugal motion.

Closed system drying involves creating a concentrated drying area and dehumidification equipment to create an air exchange. This method can be productive during colder periods of the year or when there is restricted access to the affected area. The principles are generally the same, although closed system drying allows for more temperature control. The air holds more moisture at higher temperatures, speeding up the drying process. Desiccant dehumidifiers are then placed in the work area to remove that moisture from the air and avoid humidity-related issues like mold growth.



Fire

Particulate odors are unpleasant and can be absorbed into furnishings or reside in cavities after fire damage in your Bristol home. These odors can range from mild aromas to pungent smells depending on the types of material that combust. Generally speaking, synthetic materials or animal fats give off stronger, lasting odors that need to be treated using powerful deodorizing chemicals. SERVPRO offers odor control as part of our fire restoration services to remove or neutralize malodor.

A SERVPRO odor control technician (OCT) faces many challenges in a fire-damaged property. Not only are smoke-related malodors challenging to find, other factors, such as water used in firefighting procedures, can loosen or release odors from furnishings and other porous materials. High humidity levels also cause odor to become more apparent. The principle of removing odors involves recreating the dispersal method that initially spreads the odor. We can do that using two distinct ways.

Malodors are often carried through the smoke, containing chemicals, including monoxide and other possible carcinogens. SERVPRO uses thermal ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to disperse a chemical pairing agent into the affected area or throughout the home. These pairing agents bond with odor-causing particles causing them to drop to the floor where they can be cleaned away. The second method is using spray-on odor masking agents. These liquid deodorants are suitable for use on furnishings or fabrics that may have absorbed odor particles through the water. Frequently, drying the structure can help reduce the impact of odors in your home and remove an unpleasant reminder of the fire incident.

SERVPRO of Bristol offers advanced restoration services to residents of Bristol suffering from fire, water, mold, or storm property damages. Contact us today at (860) 582-3330.

Water Damage In Your Bristol Home

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Most Bristol Homeowners Unaware of Gradual Water Damage

Sure, we all know relatively quickly when there is a significant pipe rupture in our homes. This is undoubtedly the stuff of most homeowners’ nightmares. The fear of overcoming such a sudden catastrophic and costly event is enough to put fear into anyone. Of course, another far less considered danger to your property is the gradual water damage caused by slow-leaking pipes and everyday condensation. These threats, while slow, can have the same impact on your property over time as a sudden major water leak.

The gradual water damage every Bristol homeowner eventually encounters results from many different sources. One of the most prominent is the everyday condensation occurring during and after hot baths and showers. Condensation can also occur simply from normal temperature variations within your house, especially in basements, throughout the year. When the hot air from baths/showers or rooms heated by daytime temperatures cools, it forms water droplets all over the area. As time passes, this recurring water causes fungus, mold, and mildew to form on surfaces. It also causes materials to warp, drywall to deteriorate, and leads to dry rot in wooden walls and furnishings. Another culprit of slow water damage in Bristol is unnoticeable slow-leaking pipes. Concealed behind walls and in cabinets, pipes with slight leaks do not produce enough water to attract your attention until it’s often too late. Rather than deluging your rooms, water from these leaks merely gets absorbed into walls, floors, and furniture. Unfortunately, this eventually leads to, among other things, drywall collapses and furniture warping.

The only real way to catch these silent, creeping issues in time is to have your home periodically inspected and treated. There are several Bristol area services, like SERVPRO, that can do this for you. SERVPRO has specialized equipment, including moisture sensors and meters, which can precisely detect moisture levels in walls, baseboards, and carpets long before it can do any permanent damage. After detecting moisture, SERVPRO technicians can precisely locate what is causing the problem and fix it. Then, using dehumidifiers, we can dry the air and extract moisture from/restore affected materials. Afterward, our professionals can use ultra-low volume foggers to treat walls and other wooden items with dry rot-preventing fungicides. Our workers can also disinfect and deodorize affected areas with their foggers.

As a responsible homeowner, keep a watchful eye on your investment. Periodically have your home inspected for water damage. If you need help, call SERVPRO of Bristol at (860) 582-3330.

Bristol Home Has a Mold Problem? Not a Problem if You Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Remediation!

3/24/2022 (Permalink)

Notice of Mold Remediation Sign SERVPRO Contains and Isolates Mold and Spores during Remediation in Bristol Homes to Prevent Cross-Contamination--Why Not Get It Done Right?

Advantages of Soda Blasting Mold During Bristol Remediation

Abrasive cleaning techniques can be a reliable method of remediation in Bristol homes. While there are multiple layers of a microbial threat to remove when colonization starts, including both the physical mold organism growing on the material and the harsh musty odor that gets emitted from active growth, there are efficient strategies to address both of these conditions. Cleaning up mold effects on relatively undamaged construction materials requires a focused cleaning tactic involving compressed air and varying media.

Soda and media blasting can both diminish the microbial threat in your house and help to reduce widespread controlled demolition during mold remediation of Bristol properties. While many circumstances might demand the removal of overly deteriorating construction materials like drywall and wood trim, prompt response with the proper techniques can reduce total property losses from expanding microbial colonies. Soda blasting requires sophisticated equipment and trained technicians, which is an advantage that our accredited SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) bring to the table after locating mold damage in your home.

Using compressed air along with baking soda, walnuts, sand, or other media options, we can begin to remove surface mold and even underlying concerns beyond the top layer. Soda blasting can be instrumental in removing seated portions of mold colonies, affecting the entire hyphae of the organism. The objective of this abrasive cleaning technique is to remove surface concerns without damaging the substrate underneath.

While media blasting as a whole cannot serve as a deodorization action, the use of these techniques can help to reduce the severity and spread of musty odors in the house. Much like volatile compounds that can emit from active colonies, distinctive odors are also a concern that can penetrate porous surfaces, fabrics, and soft materials. Abrasive cleaning can remove the colonies, which can noticeably reduce the concentration of unwanted scents, as well. For the same reason, we often keep an open box of baking soda in the fridge.


 Mold colonization can lead to health effects for those exposed, so remediation should begin as soon as possible when you discover these threats in your house. No matter how our AMRTs can help, give our SERVPRO of Bristol rapid response team a call today at (860) 582-3330.