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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.
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.
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 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.
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.