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Immediate Water Mitigation Reduces Total Damage to Mississauga Homes

5/24/2023 (Permalink)

Sandbags in front of door For any type of storm damage in your property you can count on SERVPRO to help.

Delay of Water Mitigation Action Risks Mould and Secondary Damage to Mississauga Buildings

Clients often wonder why it is crucial to begin water mitigation and clean up quickly in their Mississauga homes after a storm. Heavy rain storms create floods with water soaking your home in minutes. Water seeps into nooks and crannies and soaks into carpets, hardwood flooring, drywall, and porous building products. Fast action by our team can mitigate the total damage reducing your discomfort and restoration expense.

SERVPRO provides water mitigation and cleanup to residents of Mississauga. Our water mitigation efforts aim to eliminate water flow, extract floodwaters and dry the building and contents before extensive secondary damage occurs to your home. We follow industry-approved processes:

  • Check structural stability
  • Assess the amount of water and type – clear, gray, or black water
  • Remove unsalvageable furniture and flooring
  • Extract water using high-capacity pumps, and vacuums
  • Large capacity fans and dehumidification equipment dry the building
  • Disinfect salvageable contents and structure
  • Provide roof coverings for damaged roof areas
  • Board up the windows and the doors to prevent further water entry and provide security

Removing the water, lowering the humidity, and drying the damaged space prevent moisture from wicking into porous materials. Hardwood floors may absorb moisture, swell and buckle, permanently damaging the floor. Drywall structures are compromised when water is absorbed. Flood cuts may be needed to remove damaged drywall and dry the spaces inside walls. Many furniture items are constructed from compressed wood, which absorbs moisture, swells, and lose strength.

This type of damage can be prevented or reduced by taking quick action. SERVPRO can be on site four hours from your call to initiate mitigation and limit the damage caused by storms and water penetrating your home.

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water mitigation services. We provide service to Mississauga and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

Pro Water Removal Equipment Matters in Mississauga

4/25/2023 (Permalink)

Drying equipment in warehouse SERVPRO in Mississauga have access to a large array of drying equipment. "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO 24/7 for Emergency Water Cleanup

Water removal services by a trusted company are always best for your Mississauga property. But why? After an emergency, you must ensure that all standing water gets pulled up and hidden moisture gets addressed. However, going about it with a mop, bucket, or wet/dry vacuum rarely cuts it. It would help if you had a team with industrial-grade equipment and training to ensure all aspects of your project get carefully addressed. When you need water removal, count on the skills and tools that come with hiring SERVPRO's water restoration technicians (WRT). We always make things "Like it never even happened."

Water mitigation and removal go hand in hand for your Mississauga property, regardless of how the damage occurred. We will have our Green Fleet at your door in four hours or less to begin the initial assessment, followed by extraction and drying. We bring all the best tools for the job, such as:

  • Extractors – Using powerful pumps, carpet wands, weighted rovers, and truck-mounted extractors allow our team to pull up all standing water and address moisture in carpeting and under your flooring.
  • Drying Equipment – We work to reduce relative humidity (RH) with the help of influential fans, centrifugal air movers, and dehumidifiers. Our crew can also access injectidry technology, drying mats, and other specialized equipment to address trapped water and hidden moisture.
  • Heating – Depending on your project, we may set up heaters to lessen drying times and achieve restoration goals.
  • Cleaning Agents – Mould prevention and disinfection become vital with all water-related projects. Our technicians can access a wealth of EPA-registered antimicrobials and cleaning agents to sanitize all surfaces.

With the help of trusted area vendors and contractors, we ensure everything gets restored to pre-water damage condition. Services may include everything from drywall and carpet replacement to document drying and electronics restoration.

Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga today by calling (905) 238-7376, and we can get a crew on the road to your door within hours to begin water removal services.

Enlist the Help of Trained Fire Damage Cleanup Experts in Mississauga

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO van parked in a warehouse The SERVPRO Green Fleet arrives swiftly to complete fire damage restoration in Mississauga properties.

SERVPRO Offers Mississauga Property Owners Quality Fire Damage Restoration Results

Fires are a frightening event to experience, but this is even more so when it happens within your Mississauga property. You will naturally worry about your family and pets, but you also have to consider the best way to begin the arduous cleanup and restoration. It is never recommended to take the DIY route when handling charred debris and soiling from soot and smoke residue. Even if the blaze was on the smaller side, you need the help of experienced fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT). Here at SERVPRO, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – providing all area customers with quality results and affordable fire and smoke remediation.

With any restoration project, there will be multiple moving parts. When it comes to house fire cleanup or commercial fire damage in Mississauga, you need skilled technicians that know how to get results. Here at SERVPRO, we have the training and equipment to handle the following and more:

  • Smoke and soot residues
  • Charred contents and building materials
  • Structural issues/integrity
  • Water or chemicals left by first responders extinguishing the fire

Every above-listed aspect listed within fire-damaged homes is known to cause devastation to both personal belonging and your overall interior. Luckily, when property owners act fast and call SERVPRO as soon as possible, we can arrive promptly to begin fire mitigation efforts.

Detailed Fire Damage Inspection and Assessment

With the initial steps on any fire-related restoration call, our specialists ensure your property is safe for the team to enter. We assess structural problems that may pose a hazard to the crew and look at all water/moisture and soiling present. This allows our crew chief to select the right processes and equipment.

Cleanup Involving Debris Removal and Safe Disposal

After initial assessment and project formulation, your property gets secured; we put containment measures in place and begin clearing out debris from your interior and perimeter. We also offer tarp-up and board-up services to address holes the fire may have created in your roof, windows, walls, etc.

Can My Smoke Damaged Belongings and Furniture get Restored?

SERVPRO works with the notion that it is better to restore versus replace with any fire and water restoration projects. We try to repair and clean items with grime and soot deposits from the fire while using specialized methods and cleaning agents. Our team sorts everything to determine what has damage beyond repair and what we might salvage. During this phase, we must act with haste so that corrosive soot does not have the chance to decontaminate and degrade items further.

  • Restorable items within your home get a detailed cleaning and deodorization.
  • All fabrics get inspected and tested for colour fastness to eliminate further damage.
  • We may use dry or wet cleaning methods to help us get results.
  • In instances where you have specialty items like priceless artwork or electronics, we may look to trusted specialists in the area to handle the restoration.

Deodorizing is Essential for All Fire-Related Cleanup Jobs

We have Odor Control Technicians (OCT) on our crew that understands best practices for cleaning and deodorizing so you never have lingering malodors. Our team never masks odours but works to eliminate them so that everything is left “Like it never even happened.” Some of the tools of the trade that we use most with house fire cleanup include:

  • EPA-registered cleaning agents
  • Deodorizing pellets, beads, and granules
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging equipment
  • Hydroxyl generators
  • Ozone equipment

Once you have a fire emergency on your property, you need the best team for the job. SERVPRO of North Mississauga is available 24/7 for fire damage assistance – call (905) 238-7376.

Fast, Efficient Water Damage Assistance for Mississauga Property Owners

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

water damage restoration equipment in a warehouse on wooden shelves SERVPRO has the tools and equipment to restore your water damaged home in Mississauga.

24/7 SERVPRO Response Gets Your Mississauga Water Damage Under Control Fast

Whether you are in charge of a commercial property or a homeowner, any water damage must get addressed quickly. While water is natural, any spill or infiltration like burst pipes, flooding, or another event can lead to the loss of building materials, structural damage, contents, or the potential for mildew and black mould growth. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified water restoration technicians (WRT) with the training and experience to navigate all the pitfalls of water removal services so that you do not have to. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – ensuring your water restoration project gets planned out and executed correctly the first time around.

Rather than grabbing a mop and bucket or using a wet/dry vac for water damage in Mississauga, having SERVPRO’s team at your property can get you faster results. You will be cutting back on the risks of costly secondary damage and microbial growth that could develop if you leave any moisture behind. We are there to handle assessment, extractions, drying, and moisture detection so that your property gets the attention it deserves.

How Fast Can SERVPRO Arrive After I Call?

We stand by our motto, arriving at your door to get to work within just four hours of your initial contact with our SERVPRO customer care team. Once on the scene, our crew chief assesses the water damage, structural elements, and contents impacted to determine the right equipment and processes to handle the project. In most cases, this involved drying in tandem with water removal services so that we could get the best results. 

Upon arrival and after assessment, our technicians execute containment measures. This step allows us to thwart water migration and limit the tracking of any debris and moisture into unaffected areas of your property.

The Latest in Restoration Industry Technology and Equipment

Something else that sets professional water mitigation and remediation apart from DIY is that we have all the best tools at our disposal. Not only do we pack our Green Fleet of vehicles with equipment, but we also have access to our SERVPRO warehouse loaded with everything we need to scale each project to achieve our goals better. Some of the equipment you will see us using on most water restoration calls include:

  • Truck-mounted extractors, submersible and gas-powered pumps, weighted rovers, and carpet wands remove standing water.
  • Drying and dehumidification equipment and tools to bring down moisture to restore relative humidity (RH). These include dehumidifiers, centrifugal air-movers, axial fans, drying mats, etc.

What Happens with Any Items or Building Materials that are Damaged?

We carefully assess all structural elements and building materials to determine salvageability and integrity. The same goes for any commercial inventory or personal belongings for residential calls. According to local guidelines, what cannot get successfully and safely cleaned and restored will get disposed of. Depending on the situation, we may also use our pack-out/move-out services to inventory and pack up items to have them relocated to our warehouse for safekeeping or further cleaning while the restoration project occurs.

How Can You Tell that No Moisture is Left Before You Get Done?

SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in all aspects of water damage restoration, which includes moisture detection. We follow the path of migration, where water likes to move into dry spaces. Additionally, we have a selection of moisture detection tools such as meters, sensors, and thermal imaging technology that help us find any hidden pockets of moisture that may not be visible to the naked eye. 

Call us at SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 if you require professional water damage assistance. We are available 24/7 to mobilize for all emergency calls.

If Your Mississauga Property Has Mould Damage, it Cannot Wait

3/30/2023 (Permalink)

Technician in the containment chamber of a mould damaged home Mold can begin to grow within 72 hours of water damage in your home. Let the experts at SERVPRO of North Mississauga help.

Mould Damage Cleanup is Best Handled by Pros Like SERVPRO in Mississauga

Whether you have a substantial commercial property or a home in Mississauga, black mould infestation is probably a problem you didn’t see coming. You may occasionally see a spot or two of mould around your tubs and showers, but when you start to see colonies developing on walls and ceilings, this indicates a much larger issue. Mould remediation is daunting and challenging, making it something you should never attempt as a DIY project. To be on the safe side, having SERVPRO handle your mould remediation needs will get results and ensure everything is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Why look to skilled technicians to handle your mould damage in Mississauga? Because SERVPRO features IICRC-certified specialists and all the right equipment and methods to execute your project flawlessly. Not sure if you should call us to handle mould cleanup? You should call for a professional intervention if you notice any of the following:

  • Strong, musty odours anywhere inside your building
  • You can see visible patches of mould developing on your walls, ceilings, carpeting, underneath cabinets, and more
  • You have noticed excessive humidity in your home or commercial property, or you recently had plumbing issues or a water-related emergency

What Makes Mould Remediation Such a Challenge?

Taking on mould cleanup as a DIY opens the door for spreading mould damage within your home. It is also important to note that most people do not realize that mould is everywhere, inside and outside, and is impossible to eradicate. Any company telling you they offer mould removal is false, as with some of the mould remover products you may find in stores. 

Properties are loaded with organic materials, including cotton, paper, wood, carpeting, etc. Mould can thrive and multiply whenever there are catalysts like a rise in temperatures and excessive moisture. SERVPRO knows how to address all mould situations and will select the safest and most effective ways to provide you with the cleanup you deserve.

Some Facts About Mould That People May Not Realize

There are several reasons why mould remediation is so challenging. One is that mould is often challenging to find or not visible to the naked eye. This is especially accurate if you have a hidden plumbing leak behind walls or underneath cabinetry. Another is that mould spores are microscopic and airborne. The minute spores will latch onto clothing, pets, hair, and anything that comes into your property. In some instances, mould can come in via your windows or HVAC system ductwork. SERVPRO is there to handle mould properly, which means putting suitable measures in place to contain it as we work so that the spores do not dislodge and migrate into other areas of the home.

Why Trust SERVPRO Technicians for Quality Mould Restoration?

Our crew members have been through rigorous IICRC training and certification and hours of experience on mould remediation projects. We understand the characteristics of mould, how to clean it safely and efficiently, and keep it from coming right back. Our process usually includes the following:

  • Assessment/inspection to locate the moisture source – this could be a plumbing issue that must get handled before the mould remediation begins.
  • We look at all impacted areas to see how far the mould spread, what materials are salvageable, and whether there is no structural integrity issue. For example, porous items like carpeting and ceiling tiles usually require disposal.
  • We carefully clean mould colonies from your property, including patches above ceiling panels, behind walls, and under cabinets or carpeting.

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga when you require assistance with mould damage. You can reach us by calling (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO Is a High-Quality Mold Remediation Firm in Mississauga

3/29/2023 (Permalink)

Mold Up Close Don't let mold take control of your Mississauga property. Call SERVPRO today!

We Do All Types of Mold Remediation in Mississauga 

Mississauga benefits greatly from its prime location on Lake Ontario. City residents enjoy ready access to both the area’s economic centers and its numerous recreational opportunities. Unfortunately, moist air from the lake also makes our city a most hospitable place for mold development. Combating this omnipresent and seemingly insurmountable problem takes the expertise of a highly-trained remediator.

Mississauga mold remediation firm SERVPRO understands the fungi’s life cycle and how to deal with the water that facilitates it. Fungal spores naturally exist almost everywhere in the environment, but they are only activated if there is enough water present to hydrate them. Company mold specialists perform basement mold remediation, bathroom mold removal, and black mold-related projects by:

  • Locating all potential leaks and other water sources with infrared cameras, sensors, and moisture meters
  • Repairing all discovered leaks, blocking mold’s access to other wellsprings, and using air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems to keep interiors under 60% relative humidity
  • Applying strong, EPA-approved phenolic, quaternary compound, glutaraldehyde, and chlorine-infused agents to treat or clean mold off of structural elements and household contents
  • Using heavy-duty sponges and scrub brushes with chemical agents to remove fungal growths from ceilings, walls, and furnishings 
  • Examining and assessing the extent of mold damage, removing irreparably harmed items and materials, making arrangements for necessary controlled demolitions of devastated rooms, and completing required repairs and reconstructions

When choosing a mold remediation firm to restore your residence, it is crucial to find one that knows what it is doing and does not waste time. Fortunately, SERVPRO of North Mississauga is just such a company and is always ready to help its neighbors overcome all of their mold-related nightmares. So, whenever your home experiences a water event and suffers mold damage, give our experienced technicians a call at (905) 238-7376.

Commercial Water Mitigation Service to Restore Damaged Concrete Floors in Mississauga

2/26/2023 (Permalink)

water on the concrete floor of a store Cleaning up water damage is a daunting task that requires professional help. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for experienced professionals.

How SERVPRO Cleans and Repairs Water Damaged Flooring in Mississauga

Commercial water mitigation may be required in a retail store with a concrete floor for different reasons. In most instances, drain and water supply pipes run through ceilings and walls, and if they burst or develop leaks, there is a possibility of water accumulation on the floor. Though concrete is durable and strong, it is also vulnerable to water damage.

When your Mississauga business experiences a water damage incident, the concrete flooring can absorb the water and develop significant damage levels. If the water source was a burst septic tank, you expect to deal with severe contamination since you're dealing with black water. Our SERVPRO technicians perform the following steps during the water mitigation process:

  • Safety: We wear gloves, respirator masks, and goggles to protect us from exposure to contaminants in the black water. We also ensure the affected area is isolated to prevent further contamination in other areas.
  • Contamination removal: We use chemical and mechanical cleaning methods to remove the sewage. For instance, we can remove surface contaminants through high-pressure washing. Then, we can apply a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria.
  • Drying: Using heaters, we can speed up the evaporation process and remove the vapor from the air through dehumidification. Our SERVPRO technicians also ensure the site is well-ventilated.

Once the concrete is dry, we assess the floor and determine the degree of damage. It is time to watch out for cracks, warping, and much more. A patching compound can repair minor water damage, but when the damage is so severe, we may cut through the affected sections and do the necessary repairs. We can use a concrete sealer to protect it from future moisture damage.

Never allow water damage to interrupt your business operations. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for fast and effective water damage cleanup services. We make it - "Like it never even happened."

Mississauga Contents Management During Fire Damage Restoration

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

wall fire soot The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Call SERVPRO in Mississauga for Fire Damage Cleanup

SERVPRO offers end-to-end restoration services in the Mississauga area for any residential or commercial properties dealing with fire damage. Not only can you count on us to restore your interior to pre-fire condition, but we also take the time to carefully handle your contents so that you can salvage as much as possible. Our detailed inventory and contents management process, combined with pack-out/move-out services, helps us to ensure everything gets done right the first time. 

Why is content management important with fire damage restoration in Mississauga? Once damage occurs on your property, you will want to save as much as possible. During the cleanup and repair process, it is imperative that all contents – salvageable or not – go through a chain of custody. 

Pack-out and Contents Storage

Some items may get packed up and moved off-site for further cleaning using specialized methods at our warehouse facility. Other things might get packed up and moved to our facility for safe storage while your fire cleanup project is underway.

  • These services help protect items that escaped damage during the fire.
  • A detailed inventory is taken so items can get stored in our climate-controlled facility.
  • Our meticulous system provides detailed information on each box of contents. The data helps our crew know where to return the items once restoration is complete.

During a fire, there is damage from the flames and soot and smoke residue or water and chemicals from putting out the blaze. These elements can be highly damaging even after the fire gets extinguished. Contents management and storage help to remove items that could sustain secondary damage, including:

  • Clothing, linens, draperies, and other textiles
  • Furnishings
  • Electronics
  • Leather items
  • Artwork
  • Books and essential paper documents

Our goal with fire damage restoration and contents management is to help provide relief when you need it most after the disaster. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for emergency service 24 hours a day.

Expert Water Damage Restoration After Mississauga Storms

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

Flood Zone Sign Call the professionals at SERVPRO to help with flood restoration to your property.

SERVPRO for 24/7 Water Damage Restoration in Mississauga

Major storms happen from time to time in the Mississauga area, with many bringing significant rain and wind damage. Whether you have hefty debris and roof damage as a result or now have storm waters flooding into your ground floor, you need a prompt response from skilled restoration technicians. With SERVPRO’s 24/7 availability and highly-trained team, you can get your interior cleaned and dried safely and efficiently. We don’t stop until your home or business returns to pre-storm condition “Like it never even happened.”

When should I call for help with water damage restoration in Mississauga? The faster you can have our team begin extractions and cleanup, the better. We can be at your door within hours of your call and work to limit the damage by getting to work fast. Our streamlined processes and professional equipment help save you time, money, and belongings. 

What About Collectibles and Personal Items?

A problem many homeowners face after storm damage and flooding is whether or not they need to throw items away. Floodwaters harbor potentially harmful contaminants, so you need our experienced crew to help determine what should be tossed and what we can salvage. Many of the items that should be disposed of when saturated with floodwater include:

  • Mattresses
  • Carpets and carpet padding
  • Upholstered items
  • Pillows, comforters, and some linens

We don’t stop until we locate all the hidden moisture. Water migrates during a storm or flood, traveling to dry spaces and concealed areas. DIY methods rarely get these spaces dry, but our SERVPRO team has specialized equipment to help us dry subflooring, wall cavities, and tight spaces concealed by cabinetry. With the help of our moisture detection tools and thermal imaging camera technology, no moisture pockets get left behind. 

SERVPRO of North Mississauga is the team to call when you need water damage restoration after a recent storm. Call us for 24/7 emergency service at (905) 238-7376.

Water Mitigation Reduces Recovery Costs of Homes in Mississauga

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Let your local SERVPRO of North Mississauga professionals resolve your water damage problems.

Done Quickly, Water Mitigation Saves Money & Time 

The opposite of wet is dry, and SERVPRO has the equipment to dry out the inside of a soaked house in Mississauga. Water mitigation is an important stage of restoration after a loose and leaky pipe joint completely falls off. Our other equipment helps locate hidden water, determine how fast or slow other equipment should run, and remove excess humidity from the air. 

Each of those machines helps make the water mitigation process in Mississauga happen efficiently. After drying ends, our crews begin the restoration process. Complete, thorough drying can take a couple days to over a week, depending on the saturation level and size of the house,

During mitigation, however, we ensure the following:

  • Wet furniture legs have not created that stains on light-colored carpeting,
  • If materials need removing, and
  • How intensely odors seem to have started developing.

Darker carpeting often only requires some brushing out to remove depressed areas. Light colors reveal stains much more easily and can become a nuisance whenever a homeowner desires to move their home’s furniture into other positions. Removing any discolorations eradicates this problem and preserves the carpet.

When testing determines asbestos is present, we need a certified asbestos-handling company to remove the fibrous material, which restores safe working conditions. The elimination of the contaminant also protects your family.

The individual determines the difference between good and foul odors, so we pay attention to comments from our customers regarding how their home smells. A scent that one member might feel is nothing out of the ordinary, another person might think is offensively strong. We use various methods, including topical sprays, aerosols, timed-released gel packs, and charcoal pellets, to name a few styles. Charcoal, however, does not impart a scent – it only absorbs odor-causing particles, making offensive odors less noticeable.

When your property needs professional water mitigation experts, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.