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Removing Mold from your Bathroom

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold from your Bathroom Mold on cabinets in bathroom

Your bathroom is the number one room in residential and commercial buildings susceptible to mold growth. Mold can be found indoors and outdoors, however, it is more dangerous to people's health when found indoors. At the first sign of mold's toxic fungus, action needs to be taken to help prevent the rapid spread of mold spores. 

Bathroom Ventilation and Moisture

Bathrooms develop a great deal of moisture from showers, baths, and the humidity in the air. This is what causes mold spores to grow. Without proper ventilation, the wet areas of the bathroom do not dry properly leaving a perfect opportunity for mold spores to colonize and spread throughout the room.

Flood Damage and Mold Growth in Bathrooms

Bathrooms, much like kitchens, are prone to floods and water damage in both residential and commercial property. It takes only 48 hours for an untreated area exposed to excess moisture to develop colonized mold spores. Mold can damage residential and commercial property, but it is more detrimental to commercial property because it can cause a business to have to close down for repairs. Interrupting the flow of business can cost more than the necessary mold remediation to remedy the problem.

Mold Removal Products 

Mold is hazardous to the inhabitants of any residential or commercial property. Remedying the issue is not as simple as one would like it to be. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning, Restoration Certification (IICRC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggest mold in an excess of three square feet should be remediated by a licensed and certified mold remediation firm immediately at the onset of mold spore growth. Certified firms are recommended because they are more likely to follow the IICRC S520 guidelines for mold remediation. The IICRC S520 guidelines were designed to protect the technicians performing the mitigation and the property's inhabitants. 

A bathroom with a mold outbreak is likely to have a reoccurrence even after remediation. The best way to prevent this from happening is to address the moisture issue before hiring a remediation expert to treat the infected space. Without addressing the overall moisture issue, mold will continue to reappear and cost you a great deal of money in damages. 

There are many companies with the ability to remediate your bathroom space; however, SERVPRO is one of the leading remediation experts in the country. They have a reputation for providing great customer service. If you have any additional questions about mold and how to treat it, you can consult with SERVPRO. They will give you all the information you require.    

Water Damage

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

After water damage to your home, it's important for you to obtain professional remediation services. These services will help you restore your property to its pre-water damage condition while preventing structural deterioration and mold growth. There are several essential steps that a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO will take to get your property back in excellent condition. 

Water Removal is the first and most important step for the water damage restoration process. Remediation specialists from SERVPRO  have a wide range of equipment for use depending on the circumstances and severity of the water intrusion issue. Truck mounted powerful water pumps, heavy duty wet vacs, and sump pumps are available to extract standing water. These submersible devices can extract high volumes of water. Quick water removal from submerged rooms or basements is essential for the limiting of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula water damage.

Moisture Mapping is a process that involves the use of detection devices to determine the moisture values present in your home. One of the more prevalent moisture mapping methodologies is infrared detection that differentiates temperature variations in materials, indicating moisture or hidden pockets of water. Additionally, technicians will take high-quality photos to assist them in determining the depth and scope of damages. Moisture meters and hygrometers may also be used. These latter devices utilized in the final inspection, guarantee the removal of moisture and, upon your request, SERVPRO provides written documentation.

Mold Inspection and Removal?? is an integral component of the water damage restoration process. Mycotoxins that are produced from fungi can cause health problems. Residual water can give rise to mold growth if left unaddressed. The skilled technicians from SERVPRO offer mold remediation services as required during the water damage restoration process. We are skilled in antifungal and antibacterial product application to mold infested areas. Our protocol will contain mold and mold spores from spreading to uncontaminated areas of your home. We can also implement specialized foggers to deodorize and to remove sources of odors from your living space. 

Choose SERVPRO Today

If your property has water damage in need of restoration, then give a call to SERVPRO. Our industry experts are IICRC-certified, meaning that they have advanced knowledge and experience in all aspects of water damage restoration. With our on-going e-training in the latest techniques and cutting edge equipment, we offer emergency services to ensure that you can secure detail-oriented restoration work as soon as disaster strikes.

 Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

 SERVPRO of Biloxi is a leader in the water damage industry; we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water damage condition. Call us 24/7 for help. (228) 396-3965

Air Quality

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Here are some things to consider from the American Lung Association about air quality in your home:

·         Is anyone smoking indoors? No one should smoke indoors.

·         Can you see or smell mold or mildew? 

·         Is the humidity regularly above 50 percent?

·         Are there leaks or standing water anywhere—kitchen, basement, attic?

·         Are all fuel-burning appliances (gas stoves, water heaters, fireplaces) fully vented to the outdoors?

·         Is there an attached garage or basement where cars, lawnmowers or motorcycles are stored?

·         Are household chemicals, paints or solvents stored indoors or in an attached garage or basement?

·         Have you recently remodeled or added new furniture, carpeting or painted?

·         Do you use odor-masking chemicals or "air-freshening" devices?

·         Has kitchen or food garbage been covered and removed?

·         Have you used pesticides recently?

If you have an ongoing air quality issue, call SERVPRO of Biloxi for further consultation. We have a staff of professionals, certified in all aspects of deodorization and microbial remediation

SERVPRO Excels at Fire Damage Restoration

4/13/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Excels at Fire Damage Restoration Fire damage.

Fire damage in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Gulfport can be a devastating event. Once your property has been impacted by a fire, hiring a high-quality fire damage restoration service is important. To ensure that you can get a professional service you need and deserve, browse through these tips and tricks outlined in this quick reference guide courtesy of SERVPRO.

Request a Referral From Your Insurance Company. The best way to find the ideal fire damage restoration company is through a referral. Who has dealt with these restoration companies more than your insurance company? Ask your agent or adjuster for a referral and chances are SERVPRO will be at the top of the list. Past experiences of cooperation and coordination of the fire damage restoration process make the project easier to expediently complete while keeping costs down. If a claim is involved, we can provide an estimate complying with insurance industry guidelines. This step is also advantageous because it ensures that SERVPRO and your insurance provider can work together throughout the remediation process. Less stress for you through a difficult time.

Ensure That The Fire Damage Restoration Company Can Handle Your Needs. After a house fire, water pooling from the extinguishing efforts could be causing secondary structural and furnishings damage in your Ft. Lauderdale home. Another step you should implement to find the right restoration services is determining whether the company can handle your specific needs. Standing water must be extracted immediately before, during, and after the assessment of damages has been provided to you, if the level of damage is extensive
• HVAC system cleaning: removal of smoke odor and soot and moisture
• Debris removal: burnt or water-logged. Cleaning of items, and possessions on location or at our headquarters. Our IICRC-certified technicians will provide you the high quality fire damage restoration services you require with empathy.
• Extensive drying: water extraction by pumps, and wet-vacs, air movers, and dehumidifiers finish the drying, then checked with meters, final documentation that the structure is dry. Help prevent mold growth.
• Structural rebuild: restore fire damaged building materials when possible, replace when necessary. Keeps the cost and repair time down.

Once the fire in your home has been extinguished, get together with your insurance adjuster and SERVPRO of Biloxi. We will take the stressful burden from you and provide fair, expedient, and cost-effective results. Our goal is to get you back home as soon as possible. We will also have a final walk-through with you to ensure your complete satisfaction with your restored Biloxi, Oceansprings, Gulfport, and Pascagoula fire damaged home.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of these gulf coast communities. SERVPRO of Biloxi is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help residents with any-sized smoke and fire damage emergencies. Call us 24/7 for help. (228) 396-3965

2016 CNC Flood Conference

2/8/2016 (Permalink)

“Understanding Drying Log for Water Restoration”

We would like to congratulate Chris Osborne of SERVPRO of Biloxi for being selected as a guest speaker for the 2016 CNC Flood Conference.  He will be speaking to insurance professionals on the basic aspects of a water restoration and how to read a drying report.  The conference will be held in downtown Mobile, AL on February 11th and 12th. Chris is one of two production managers; he has been with SERVPRO of Biloxi since April 2015. He has been in the SERVPRO industry for a total of 3 years; he has extensive knowledge in mold remediation. He is IICRC, lead, biohazard, mold, and fire & smoke certified. We know Chris is going to do great job in representing not only SERVPRO of Biloxi but also SERVPRO Industries with great pride.  Thank You Chris Osborne for all your hard work and dedication.

For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Biloxi and Pascagoula

1/22/2016 (Permalink)

General For Immediate Service, Call SERVPRO in Biloxi and Pascagoula Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula, residents: We provide fast service day or night!

SERVPRO of Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, and Pascagoula provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Pascagoula. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
  •  Have Questions? Call Us Today – (228) 396-3965

    Residential Services

    Whether your home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Commercial Services

    There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Biloxi, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, or Pascagoula commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Emergency Ready Profile

    12/8/2015 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile, better known as ERP’s, is a great tool for businesses to use to keep everyone they employ on the same page with their businesses emergency protocol.  An ERP is completely free to every business and is very easy to set up.  All you have to do it fill out one form with information on it and we will do the rest.  Listed below are some benefits to having an ERP for your business. 

    • Easy access to emergency numbers
    • Step by Step guideline on what to do if a catastrophic event happens
    • All employees have access via the Ready Plan App 
    • Reduces response time for emergency services
    • FREE of charge
    • Includes important information you may not know you need in an emergency

    Pre-planning for an emergency by developing a SERVPRO emergency READY Profile is the best way to minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.  Knowing what to do and what exactly to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. 

    2016 CE Classes

    11/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Restoring Contaminated Building                                  7656/7614     2 Hours        01/21/2016Restorative Drying for Water Damage                         7642/7613     2 Hours        03/17/2016Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents           8348/8362     2 Hours        05/19/2016Deodorization of Malodors                                           8349/8361     2 Hours        07/21/2016Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry         2808/2769     2 Hours        09/22/2016 ****Limited seating is available
    please email Tom@SERVPRObiloxi.com to register for classes.

    Carpet Cleaning

    11/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Let SERVPRO of Biloxi help you with all your carpet cleaning needs. Here at SERVPRO of Biloxi we use more than 100 exclusive cleaning products and award winning training to get your carpet looking restored and rejuvenated. Below are some common misconceptions about having your carpets professionally cleaned.

    The only reason to have your carpets cleaned is to remove the dirt.

    • In fact the IICRC standards for carpet cleaning S100, the CRI carpet and Rug institute, and United States EPA all state that: CARPETS MUST BE CLEANED FIRST FOR HEALTH, AND THEN FOR APPERARANCE. Studies conducted by the EPA have proven that the indoor air quality of many buildings is more polluted than the outdoor air.

    • Carpets act like a huge filter that traps all sorts of pathogens, toxins, and bio pollutants. For example tobacco smoke is a common toxin found in soiled carpets. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 different chemical compounds. Even if you, your family member or friends don’t smoke, the chemicals and so many others are picked up by your shoes, tracked into your house and deposited in your carpet.

    • Therefore in addition to removing dirt and soil, you may want to consider the health issues and indoor quality issues related to pollutions in your carpets. Having your carpets cleaned at least once a year will maintain a clean environment for you, your family, and friends.

    Having the right equipment is all a company needs to clean your carpets properly. 

    • This is simply not true. Many companies have top of the line equipment but do not know how you use it. You probably know someone who bought the most high tech cell phone on the market and does not know how to us it properly. The same thing happens with carpet cleaning equipment.

    • At SERVPRO of Biloxi our equipment specialist go through extensive training with our production managers on how to properly use the equipment and the do’s and don’ts when cleaning carpets. They are also trained on more than 100 products so they know exactly what products to use on all type of carpet.

    SERVPRO of Biloxi is dedicated to excellence. We are proud of the products we sell and the service we give. We are committed to our customers and treat them with honesty and integrity. Let us help you keep you, your family, and friends’ safe. Call us today to make an appointment to have your carpets cleaned by the professionals at SERVPRO of Biloxi.

    Now Hiring: Restoration Technicians

    11/6/2015 (Permalink)

    Restoration Technicians

    Job Description:

     Major restoration franchise office is currently accepting applications for the position of Water Restoration Technician. Each Technician must have their own reliable transportation to and from work as well as for emergency services when on call. 

    Each Technician must be accessible by phone when on call.

     Experience

     A background in restoration, janitorial, or service industry is helpful. Experience dealing with customers and working in a team environment is valuable. Experience working in damage restoration a plus but not required. IICRC WRT, ASD and/or FST certification a plus but also not required.

     We are looking for an individual who possesses the following skills:

     Great attitude

     Ability to resolve problems quickly as they arise.

     Ability to be coachable and teachable.

     Ability to read and follow directions and procedures

     Ability to read and write English clearly

     Ability to Work.

     Someone who is detail-oriented

     Strong customer service and interpersonal skills

     High school diploma or GED

     Must have a valid driver's license and a clean background. No felonies or "trust" misdemeanors (theft, violence). We are a drug free work place.

     Email your resume to : sp8684@SERVPRObiloxi.com

     Hourly plus overtime when needed. Pay depends on experience. We offer health and vacation benefits to our full-time employees after 90 days. Reply to this posting with your resume.

     About SERVPRO of Biloxi/Ocean Springs/ Gulfport:

     SERVPRO is the largest fire and water damage restoration company nationally, in addition to be one of the fastest growing companies in the country. We specialize in cleaning up water, smoke, soot, and mold after any size disaster.