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What to Look for in a Restoration Company

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What to Look for in a Restoration Company SERVPRO® offers a variety of services and are “Faster to Any Size Disaster”

What to Look for in a Restoration Company

When looking for a restoration company in Rio Rancho, there are a number of features you may want to look at including the ability to be “faster to any size disaster”. Choosing the right company for your property's restoration needs can make a difference. Here are some things you may want to consider.

1. The Ability to Deal With Multiple Damage Types

Many professional restoration services like SERVPRO® offer the ability to work with multiple damage types. This is often because one type of damage can lead to another. For example, fire put out by water can also result in mold if the water is left to stand too long. Most restoration companies can help fix smoke and fire damage, water damage, storm damage and also offer mold remediation for this exact reason.

2. A Quick Response Time

Being faster to any size disaster also means arriving with the right materials and equipment required to do the job. Locally owned franchises such as SERVPRO® have locations across the country allowing them to be where they need to be when disaster strikes. Because they are a franchise, they also have access to corporate equipment and materials, which gives them the ability to handle large-scale jobs as well.

3. They Offer a Variety of Services

A restoration company such as SERVPRO® also offer a variety of services designed to help your agent process the insurance claim. These include an electronics inventory service as well as an online database that provides access to information such as photographs and progress reports for the damaged areas, estimates, filed paperwork, and many other details needed for a properly filed claim.

Whether you're choosing a restoration company because they have the ability to be faster to any size disaster, or they can deal with multiple damage types, you may also want to look at the other services they provide. Many companies can help you clean your damaged items as well as the structure and has services they can offer which can make keeping track of the details needed by your insurance provider easier.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Multiple Types of Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Who To Call For Fire And Water Damage Emergencies?

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Who To Call For Fire And Water Damage Emergencies? SERVPRO® is ready.

Homeowners and business owners have many choices when they have a fire or water damage emergency. The choices can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing on who to call. Should you call a local company or take the recommendation of a friend or insurance agent. The choice comes down to ultimately who you feel confident in and comfortable having in your home and who will take care of your property. We here at SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County try to be the best restoration company in the area with great communication, trust and being there when called upon. If you have questions about us or our services, please don't hesitate to call. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Some of the Biggest Problems With Mold in Rio Rancho Result From Delayed Action

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Some of the Biggest Problems With Mold in Rio Rancho Result From Delayed Action When you see or smell signs of mold in your home, call SERVPRO® for effective remediation services. Contact us right away to stop the spread.

Why Industry Leading Training Makes SERVPRO® the Choice for Mold Damage Remediation

So you begin to notice a distinctive musty odor in some regions of the house. As you search for the source, you move around furniture in the offending area, and sure enough, there it is mold. The discovery of mold in the home is not uncommon and should not be a cause to panic. We have all heard horror stories of Black mold or infestations that have required thousands of dollars in remodeling work. However, the truth is that in the vast majority of cases, all you have to do is make a simple phone call.

Removing mold damage in Rio Rancho properties does require professional help. Although, it does not often require full-scale mold testing in a laboratory. The visible signs and odors of the mold are enough to pick up the phone and call SERVPRO®. We are one of the leading services for mold restoration because we operate locally and have access to national-level resources.

Why do national resources matter? The answer is simple. Proper mold remediation requires skill and training. SERVPRO® employs technicians that hold IICRC certificates in mold assessment, applied structural drying and mold remediation. These come together to form a three-pronged skillset that is essential to completing a service correctly. Not only that, but we are also available 24 hours a day.

Removing the visible signs of mold is not enough by itself. To fully restore a home, it is necessary to find the source, usually a damp spot or leak that is creating the conditions for mold spores to proliferate. SERVPRO® technicians use their mold assessment training to locate the source and either fix a leaking pipe or use their applied structural drying training to help remove the damage. Without taking this crucial step, the mold can return again and again.

SERVPRO® technicians use their mold remediation certification to ensure the damage is removed and to prevent it from spreading into other areas of the home. Agitation is an effective method, but the nature of it can lead to spores becoming airborne and settling elsewhere. We quarantine the affected area using a physical barrier, like plastic sheeting, or by applying negative air pressure.

All in all, our advanced training helps us to provide a better service to our community here in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.” ®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Mold Remediation Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Did You Know That SERVPRO® Arrives with Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Rio Rancho Home?

3/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Did You Know That SERVPRO® Arrives with Equipment to Help Detect Hidden Water in Your Rio Rancho Home? We use advanced moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to detect hidden moisture

Professional Assistance Helps Homeowners Cope with Water Damage

When water spills into a property, it can cause a wide range of damages. Common damages include stains which can form on carpets or other fabrics, while structural components such as drywall can lose their structural integrity becoming weak and soft. Stains can be caused by debris dissolved in the water or rust from metallic items affected by the water. Our IICRC certified restoration services can help you cope with the damages caused by water spillage in your Rio Rancho property.
 
Most of the specific aspects of water damage can be prevented by extracting the water within a short period. For instance, drywall and other structural components are sturdy enough to withstand exposure to water for some time before severe damages occur. Since our SERVPRO® technicians have sophisticated pumps to extract water immediately we start the restoration process. It is possible to avoid demolition, and instead only use drying equipment to save the affected materials.
 
When water seeps into wall cavities and reaches the insulation, it can cause the loss of R-value. On your own, the only way to establish the level of damage in these cavities is to tear down the walls. Our SERVPRO® technicians use penetrating moisture meters to gauge the level of penetration before tearing everything down. FLIR thermal cameras also help us establish all moisture problem areas, and especially if we suspect additional leak sources.
 
Sometimes, and especially if the water leak happens when no one is home, it might not be possible to extract the water immediately. In such cases tear down, and removal of affected materials is the best solution to avoid problems such as mold. Our SERVPRO® crews cut the drywall and insulation 2 feet above the point where the water reaches making it easier to remove all affected materials. We also have enough expertise and tools to remove wet carpets because extended exposure to water can cause carpets to delaminate.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”®

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO® of Rio Rancho/Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

DRYBOOK™ Documentation

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO DRYBOOK™ Documentation We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration.

SERVPRO® uses state-of-the-art monitoring equipment and a proven scientific process to help speed the drying of your home or business.

DRYBOOK™ DOCUMENTATION

SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County professionals use the latest technology to help ensure your property is dried quickly and efficiently.

DryBook™ is a proprietary tool that:

-Manages industry drying requirements.

-Provides real-time documentation on the drying process.

-Validates that services are executed to standard.

-Reports to all stakeholders involved.

-Allows real-time updates through DryBook™ Mobile integration.

This improves results and restores your property at a faster rate, getting you back in your home or business sooner. The bottom line? SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County have the training and equipment to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster.

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Damage Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Thanksgiving Fire Safety Consider these tips if you are already planning on how to cook your bird this year and have a safe holiday!

For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. With that being said, keeping fire safety top of mind during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there's a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer. 

Statistics

  • Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by the day before Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving.
  • Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and deaths.
  • Cooking equipment was involved in almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries.

Safety Tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove-top.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don't have any slips, trips or falls.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords are not dangling off the counter.
  • Keep matches and utility lighter out of reach.
  • Ensure your smoke alarms are in working condition.

How Is a Fire Extinguished?

Fire suppression focuses on robbing the flames of one or more of these elements. When delivered in huge quantities through a fire hose, water both significantly reduces a fire’s heat and takes away oxygen as it transmutes from liquid to vapor form at extremely high temperatures. Unfortunately, this enormous amount of water also floods buildings and wreaks havoc on its own. 

Even with groundbreaking modern methods for quenching a blaze, the most expedient way to kill a fire is with a huge amount of water. That’s why flooding and excess water occurs with most fire damage on your property. This combination is why a restoration professional’s job includes extracting water, soot, odors and smoke from your property along with completing essential repairs.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water and Fire Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345

The Advantages of Hiring SERVPRO To Repair Your Water Damaged Rio Rancho Home

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Advantages of Hiring SERVPRO To Repair Your Water Damaged Rio Rancho Home Water damage can seep through the carpets, walls, and floors

Save Your Flooring and Wall Structure From Water Damage

Imagine having a beautiful home that was struck by a leaky roof, rain, bad plumbing, or laundry gone wrong. When water hits the foundation, it brings a ripple of madness to your home. Water damage can seep through the carpets, walls, and floors. If left unmanaged, It can decrease the value of your real estate.

The most challenging part about restoring water damage in Rio Rancho is saving your walls. The walls are very delicate, and a slight spill of water can ruin its infrastructure and cause it to crack. When water dries up, it can cause your walls to weaken, rot, or fall apart. However, thorough removal of water from your walls often requires advanced technology and experience.

It is essential to move quickly by calling SERVPRO technicians to your residential area to assess the situation. Once these techs arrive, they can immediately begin the mitigation process to reduce the damage. They can identify the category and classification to ensure that the restoration process follows the industry guidelines. They can examine the walls for potential destruction and remove and replace the walls if it is unsalvageable. They can also check other areas of the house like the carpet pad to see if it needs to be removed or not. This step is crucial to ensure that the subflooring is well-protected.

The technicians can utilize their expertise and inspect the extent of moisture in the flooring, subflooring, and the walls. They can use the extractor, which is a state-of-the-art tool that can help clean the carpets and floors. The equipment is portable so it can cover a vast infrastructure and is powerful enough to extract a tremendous amount of water from your floor and carpet. Once the SERVPRO techs have completed their job, they can walk you through your entire house to make sure that you're satisfied with the work.

Having a company that can coordinate the whole process from start to finish to make your life easier and gets you back in your home or business faster. “Like it never even happened.”

If you would like more information on hiring a team experienced in Water Restoration Call SERVPRO of Rio Rancho / Sandoval County Today at (505) 891-2345