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Is It Safe To Clean Up Excess Water After Flood Damage?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Illustration of Half Flooded House Regardless of the way that your home was flooded, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Mississauga Homeowners Keen To Save Their Belongings After Flood Damage.

Residents of Mississauga know that living near Lake Ontario means facing storms sometimes. Although storms in this area are not exceptionally violent, they are still capable of damaging property.

When a storm comes to Mississauga, flood damage sometimes follows on its heels. Residents might be dealing with flooded basements, water-logged floors, or puddles pouring in through damaged doors or windows.

Is It Safe For Me To Start Mopping Up Excess Water?

Our customers often ask us if it is safe to start mopping up excess water while waiting for us. Here are tips to help you manage the situation while staying safe.

What Are Some Things I Can Do While Waiting For SERVPRO?

While you are waiting, you can:

  • Blot away excess water from floors and wooden furniture using cloths and mops
  • Remove wet seat cushions from sofas and chairs, and prop them up so air can circulate them
  • Put aluminum foil between furniture legs and wet carpets to prevent rust spots
  • Gather up loose items from wet floors and move them to a drier spot

What Are Some Things I Should Not Do?

Please do not:

  • Attempt any wiping or removal of items if you suspect the floodwater could contain sewage or dangerous chemicals
  • Attempt to dry or use any electrical items
  • Turn on ceiling fans unless you are entirely sure the ceiling is dry and secure
  • Scrub or rub fabrics such as rugs, drapes, or upholstery
  • Use a household vacuum or any other electrical device to remove water or dry the area

Only clean up water when it is safe for you to do so, and never enter a room with a sagging ceiling.

What Will SERVPRO Do About Excess Water?

We equip our technicians with free-standing and truck-mounted pumps, carpet wands, and extractors to get excess water off the floor and out carpets and pads. We can also take care of cleaning up water stains on soft furnishings, and we use both wet and dry cleaning to restore your personal belongings. Finally, we deodorize afterward to rid your home of the damp smell.

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

Which Mold Remediation Processes Help Deliver Long-Term Results?

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tech Ready For Remediation Mold can begin to grow within 72 hours of a water damage in your home. Let the experts at SERVPRO of North Mississauga help.

For Comprehensive Mold Recovery in Mississauga, Call SERVPRO

Mold affects any property, whether old or new. Infestations are common when moisture problems such as flooding or water pipe leaks affect the house. The problem can go away quickly or keep recurring, thus requiring elaborate intervention.

With the proper mold remediation approach, your Mississauga residence can regain its previous mold-free status. Understanding how mold develops and the materials it affects is essential in choosing the suitable remediation method. For mold to grow, three factors are necessary:

  • A sustained moisture source
  • An organic food source
  • Oxygen and favorable temperatures

Since the other factors are abundant, any sustained spike in moisture leads to mold infestation. The infestation affects more than just the surface of materials because mold produces root-like hyphae. It is essential to dry wet materials and address any leaks during remediation. Our SERVPRO technicians also clean and remove all moldy materials. 

We can also repaint surfaces with mold-killing primers or mold-resistant paints where deemed necessary. These surface finishes can help kill any mold remnants on the surfaces. They also make the surfaces more resistant to microbial infestation. 

SERVPRO of North Mississauga keeps up with changing trends in mold remediation. Call us at (905) 238-7376 to help you find the right solution for your home.

Odor and Fire Damage Restoration in Mississauga

7/27/2022 (Permalink)

Window Fire The first step to resolving fire damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO of North Mississauga.

SERVPRO Provides Expert Fire Restoration Technicians

Kitchen fires often have a limited spread of damage in the home. However, without professional restoration, the unpleasant burnt odor can reside in the kitchen area for several weeks or months after the incident. These odors are especially prominent in fat fires that leave behind greasy and tough-to-clean smoke residues.

Odor control technicians (OCT) are part of our fire damage team here in Mississauga. We use a tiered and systematic approach to tackle unpleasant odors. Tracking down the exact odor source in a property can be challenging. However, by using an established odor removal procedure and performing regular assessments of the results, we can ensure that we remove the offending odor from your home. SERVPRO can also help you with:

  • Fire debris removal
  • Fire odor neutralisation
  • Fumigation

Using chemical solvents in an enclosed kitchen can be overkill for clearing odors. Our first steps are to remove potential odor sources by disposing of charred materials or belongings. We then ventilate the space using box or venting fans to ensure that volatile odors depart quickly. If the smell persists following these steps, our technicians can perform a deep clean using chemical agents and detergents to remove smoke residues from walls, tiles, ceilings, and appliances. Following a second ventilation procedure, our technicians can then assess whether or not your home requires more aggressive odor control methods. If odors persist, technicians can then apply chemical deodorizers.

  • Masking agents are dispersed directly onto the surfaces using pressure sprays or mixing solutions and applied during the cleaning phase.
  • Odor counteractant beads are small, concentrated pellets placed under sinks, drawers, or cavities to neutralize odor over time.
  • If odors persist, misting or fumigating the affected area is possible using thermal foggers. These are used in cycles with matching ventilation periods.

Get control of the odor in your home. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for fire damage restoration technicians at (905) 238-7376.

Likely Fire Damage Hazards at Your Mississauga Workplace

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Matches burning Any workplace is at risk of fire damage even if there is no kitchen or other area where you deal with open flames.

Get Conclusive Fire Repair in Mississauga by SERVPRO

Any workplace is at risk of fire damage even if there is no kitchen or other area where you deal with open flames. Understanding the risks can help you take sufficient preventive action or respond correctly when an incident affects your Mississauga premises. 

Human factors are the main reasons that might lead to fire damage at your Mississauga facility. Negligence or overlooking some issues may seem harmless only for it to cause severe problems. SERVPRO helps businesses prepare to handle various losses, so we can point out some problematic aspects if we evaluate your premises. 

Common problems we identify include:

  • Improper storage of flammable chemicals
  • Placement of heat-generating objects
  • Waste and debris storage
  • Dust accumulation risks

Knowledge about fire triggers can prevent

Knowing likely fire causes is essential even after an incident happens to limit the chances of recurrence. Many of the issues highlighted as potential causes may develop after the fire. For instance, remnants of burnt materials may be deemed unsalvageable and piled together as debris. If stored haphazardly, they can ignite. Our SERVPRO technicians use large, wheeled trash cans to store materials torn from the ceiling, walls, or furniture. Once work is done, we push them outside the structure as they await final disposal.

The work done to combat fire can predispose your premises to a more extensive fire damage. If an appliance malfunction caused the fire, it might be localized to one spot, but the soot residues and odours spread throughout your premises. The deodorization efforts you mount may involve using solvent-based deodorizers, which easily ignite if there is a spark. Our SERVPRO crews switch off every ignition source, including pilot lights, before we start fogging. We also control the application period to limit residues from settling on surfaces.

Other actions that limit the chances of fire:

  • Stripping damaged electrical
  • Vacuuming to remove soot from appliances
  • Ventilating your property after dry fogging

SERVPRO of North Mississauga responds appropriately whether fire damage has happened or is yet to happen. Call us at (905) 238-7376. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Can I Get Flood Damage Out of My Home?

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked in warehouse Take a peek inside our warehouse. This is just some of the equipment available to restore your home.

Contact SERVPRO of Mississauga for Expert Flood Damage Remediation Services!  

Flood damage can leave your Mississauga home in urgent need of professional services. Never fear, however. There is quality and professional help nearby.  

Here at SERVPRO of Mississauga, we strive to remediate flood damage as quickly as possible. Our team organizes and hurries to your location as soon as you contact us. We understand how time-sensitive any category of water damage is, and, for this reason, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.  

How Can SERVPRO Get to My House Quickly If Roads Are Flooding?  

Our technicians try to stay on top of weather-related news when severe storms hit. To prevent as many setbacks as possible, we can: 

  • Avoid commonly flooded roads during a storm
  • Check weather report statuses and travel on roads we know to be clear 
  • Use a pre-packed van to leave our facility as quickly as possible 

We know it's the small things that can make a big difference when it comes to remediation.  

What Can SERVPRO Do to Dry My Furniture and Belongings?  

Sometimes a flood leaves your belongings quite soaked. Here at SERVPRO, our specialty is water damage mitigation. To remediate your possessions, we can:  

  • Bring any furniture to our facility to be professionally cleaned and dried
  • Set up drying equipment around any shelving or other large built-in objects 
  • Pack any small, remediated belongings in boxes and move them to temporary storage 

We take taking care of your belongings very seriously. It is always our goal to put back everything we remediated as we found it, so we can leave your home feeling "Like it never even happened." Trust our technicians to help you! 

If your home has gone through flood damage, don't wait to get help. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. No matter the time, we're here for you. 

Can I Restore My Mississauga Home After Flood Damage?

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded laundry room; personal possessions floating The restoration process is complicated, but with SERVPRO, you are in good hands.

Restoring a Mississauga Home After Flood Damage is Possible with the Help of a Professional Service

Water coming into your home can be devastating. It is hard to tell whether your place and its contents are a complete loss or if you can restore it. Placing a call to a professional cleanup service is the first step toward recovering after an emergency.

Homeowners in Mississauga with flood damage to their properties can call SERVPRO to help in the restoration process. Our team understands the importance of keeping your family safe, and we work diligently to mitigate your loss. With our industry-grade equipment and techniques, we can develop a plan specific to your needs.

What steps should I take after there is flood damage to my home?

Your main concern after an emergency is keeping yourself out of harm's way. Once the area is secure and you secure alternate accommodations as needed, our SERVPRO crew arrives at your home wearing personal protective equipment. Creating a barrier between us and any residual bacteria is essential, which is why we also separate any unaffected areas of your home to discourage cross-contamination. We set up a staging area to separate non-damaged furniture and belongings if possible. Whenever we identify objects with porous surfaces such as upholstery or heavy fabrics, we assess the damage and discard them as needed. Other steps we take in removing floodwaters and the bacteria within them include the following:

  • Truck-mounted pumps- if the volume of water in your home is significant, we may bring this type of pump, which allows us to retrieve it and dispose of it following environmental guidelines 
  • Wiping down surfaces using EPA-approved cleaning and disinfecting solutions
  • Using thermal imaging technology to identify areas where water is still present.

The restoration process is complicated, but with SERVPRO of North Mississauga, you are in good hands. Call us at (905) 238-7376 as soon as the emergency occurs and let us work hard to leave your home "Like it never even happened."

Who Should I Call For Water Cleanup Services In Mississauga?

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

Water Damaged Floor & Wall If you find your home needs water cleanup services, get help today.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Provide You With Fast Water Cleanup Services

When you find your Mississauga home in need of water cleanup services, you need them to be fast. After all, the longer that water sits in your home, unaddressed, the more potential it can cause damage. No matter how large or small the spill is, it's essential to reach out for help immediately.

Picture that the water supply line running to the fridge in your kitchen leaks and puts your home in need of local Mississauga water damage cleanup services. Let's say your kitchen has hardwood floors and beautiful cabinetry. Leaving the water too long could jeopardize those things.

What Could Happen to My Floors and Counters if I Wait Too Long?

Leaving excess moisture in your home for too long could cause:

  • Wooden floors to absorb water and bubble
  • Cabinetry can also absorb water and swell
  • Mold growth under floors and in crevices

Thus, it is best to remove any standing water and excess moisture from your property as soon as possible.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remediate My Property?

Here at SERVPRO, we're committed to helping you. Our remediation of your property could include:

  • Any necessary cleanup
  • Removal of damaged flooring and flood cuts
  • The use of advanced technological devices

We care about your home and want to leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." Our highly trained technicians are committed to delivering you fast, effective, and quality water cleanup services. When it comes to finding water in your home, always remember to act quickly. Quick action is often the best way to ensure the longevity of your home.

If you find your home needs water cleanup services, get help today. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. No matter the time, we're ready to help.

Moisture Removal and Drying in Mississauga Properties Are Critical during Storm Damage Mitigation

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle Customers in Mississauga Breathe a Sigh of Relief When SERVPRO Swiftly Arrives for Storm Damage Mitigation

Following Migration Patterns After Flood Damage in Mississauga

Homeowners experiencing flooding for the first time in Mississauga might express some surprise at the lengths we take to ensure we find all spaces the water invaded in your structure. Our technicians know that relying on a visual scan of previously flooded rooms and levels of your home is insufficient to assure that all water is evacuated and that no moisture remains. We use thermal imaging and moisture detecting devices to map the full contours of the flood water’s invasion.

Flooding Respects No Timeline or Barrier

Flood damage in Mississauga is common during snowmelt or heavy precipitation, but it is impossible to predict when these events will occur as weather patterns evolve. The Credit River and other streams and creeks in our neighborhoods also flood during the winter when ice dams form, sending freezing water across the landscape and through cinder blocks or concrete foundations into your basement.

Risks of Missing Hidden Water During Flood Mitigation and Remediation

Most foundations contain building materials with some degree of permeance, allowing water and vapor to intrude depending on the water pressure and the time the flooding surrounds the materials. Vulnerable areas like windows, vents, and walk-out doorways permit even more water to pass inside. Interior building materials can trap and obscure floodwaters. The fluids collect in the cells of cement blocks and rise between exterior walls and drywall, paneling, or lath and plaster. Water leaking into a basement can pool the above ceilings and percolate into hidden recesses behind appliances, heating and cooling systems, and storage areas. If SERVPRO technicians fail to follow the water migration paths both into the home and after it intrudes, moisture remains, causing progressive deterioration of building materials and creating conditions for secondary damage like mold growth. 

Detective Work Reaps Benefits

As our submersible pumps and truck-mounted extractors move the bulk of the water out of your home, SERVPRO employees are looking for hidden water caches and saturated structural components. We use the following devices to track the water to devise strategies for removal and appropriate structural drying.

Thermal Imaging

We use special cameras that show temperature variations, assisting our trained and experienced crew members in isolating trapped pools of liquid water or heavily saturated materials.

Moisture Sensor

Used to detect moisture using probes in soft materials, these tools are particularly helpful in mapping the extent of migration but cannot collect data on the amount of moisture.

Moisture Meters

The meters determine the actual level of moisture in materials, which is essential for setting drying goals when compared to dry spaces in other areas of your home. Meter operation by trained individuals is critical, and frequent retesting is necessary to monitor progression toward drying goals.


This tool measures temperature and relative humidity, sometimes adding dew point capture ability. Data collected helps our technicians adjust airflow and temperature and aid in selecting and positioning dehumidification equipment during the flood damage drying phase.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga offers the trained crews and cutting-edge equipment to investigate and develop a plan and complete flood damage recovery. Call (905) 238-7376 immediately to get our team in place when floods threaten.

Mississauga Restoration Professionals Give Tips on Cleaning Fire Damage Residues

5/6/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment SERVPRO of North Mississauga is always on call to tackle your emergency home restoration needs. Call us today!

Cleaning Fire Damage Residues from Contents in Mississauga 

The residues deposited after a fire in Mississauga coat both structural surfaces and various furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions in your home. We have many strategies for returning the contents and the building materials in your home back to pre-damaged condition. Some of the techniques and methods we can use on-site. Others are available at our production facility. We consider packing-out items to take advantage of the specialized equipment and our experienced contents technicians.  

Dry Cleaning 

When your belongings suffer from light to medium fire damage in your Mississauga dwelling, the first step is dry cleaning. We use a range of tools and air pressure to remove light, ashy soils. Sometimes dry cleaning clears loose debris as a preliminary step before other techniques. Tools and equipment used include: 

  • Feather dusters
  • Dusting cloths
  • Dry cleaning sponges
  • Vacuuming
  • Pressurized air 

Wet Cleaning 

Moderate or heavy non-oily residues on your furnishings and belongings require cleaning with water or a water-based cleaning solution. The material must be durable enough to endure complete saturation without disassembling, stretching, shrinking, or otherwise distorting.  

Foam Cleaning 

Rather than soaking items, an adapted option is foam cleaning. Often used for cleaning upholstery, SERVPRO technicians develop a foam by agitating a water-based cleaning solution. We use a Tampico upholstery brush to dip into the foam and then dab the aerated suds onto the surface. Soil lifts off without significant wetting or color bleeding of delicate materials. 

Spray and Wipe 

A diluted cleaning solution sprays over residues and suspends the soiling. SERVPRO employees use cloths or sponges to wipe off the key and the dissolved or emulsified debris. The choice to spay and wipe limits the saturation but permits more of the surface to make contact with the cleaning solution than foaming cleaning. 

Abrasive Cleaning 

Two ways of using abrasive materials are helpful. SERVPRO workers can choose a cleaning product with abrasive ingredients. Or we can apply any cleaning solution with an abrasive material such as steel wool or a scrubbing pad. To avoid damaging the affected surface, we take great care with the abrasives, loosening residues but maintaining the integrity of the materials. 

Immersion Cleaning 

Submerging durable items into a cleaning solution contained in a tub or basin is immersion cleaning. After a dwell time, we use brushes or towels to remove the loosened fire damage debris. We train some of our SERVPRO technicians in ultrasonic cleaning. Articles are submerged in a tank of cleaning agents, and high-frequency sound waves create an emotional reaction, millions of bubbles imploding, resulting in high temperatures and microscopic jets of agitating and scrubbing solution. 

SERVPRO of North Mississauga has your contents’ cleaning needs covered after fire damage. Call us at (905) 238-7376 to schedule an assessment.

SERVPRO Provides Water Cleanup for Residents of Mississauga

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Water in basement Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga today at (905) 238-7376 if you need help with professional water damage restoration.

Need Help Cleaning Up and Drying After a Water Leak in Mississauga – Call SERVPRO

The majority of homes in Mississauga have basements, often finished, with laundry facilities located on the first floor or in the basement. Whenever there is a water leak or overflow, the water can cause a great deal of potential damage on the main floor and the basement if the water is not removed quickly. Flooring materials on the main floor are exposed to water. The water travels to the room below, causing ceiling materials and basement flooring to be exposed to high moisture levels.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup, drying, and restoration services to Mississauga residents and business clients. We use high-capacity water extractors to remove water and moisture from carpets and hardwood floors. Moisture sensors can detect moisture inside walls and ceilings. We open access points in walls and ceilings to remove water and dry the area if necessary.

Mold can begin forming colonies in as little as 24 hours after a water leak with the right conditions present. We urge all of our clients to take action immediately to remove the excess water and call our team to properly dry all structures and contents exposed to water after a leak. Mold can cause health effects. Moisture is absorbed by wood products, causing swelling, buckling, and warping if all moisture is not removed.

Our team uses specialized water extractors to remove water from hardwood floors to prevent absorption by the wood. Our high-capacity dehumidifiers and air movers will dry the contents, including carpets and underpads.

SERVPRO water cleanup services include:

  • Water removal services
  • Ceiling repairs from water damage
  • Basement water removal and cleanup

Call the water cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of North Mississauga and nearby areas for water damage assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Mississauga

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

fire exit sign SERVPRO says to practice fire safety in your Mississauga commercial building. We can restore the fire damage, "Like it never even happened."

Fire and Water Cleanup in Mississauga Commercial Buildings

Whether the damage from a fire in your commercial Mississauga building is caused by the fire, the sprinkler system, or the fire retardants used by the fire department, the impact on your business is significant. Customers and employees are shut out, and the time it takes to clean up and make repairs can add up. It is time to call for help from the experts at SERVPRO.

SERVPRO provides commercial fire damage cleanup and repairs in Mississauga. While the fire department arrives and extinguishes the fire, the sprinklers often control the fire and soak everything in your building. In addition, the fire department breaks through walls and even the roof to verify that embers have not spread in between rooms or adjacent structures. The water, fire retardant, damaged walls, ceilings, and burned materials must be removed before restoration can begin.

Our SERVPRO team can be onsite less than four hours from your call. We mobilize the equipment and expertise to deal with fires in commercial buildings. Water extractors and dehumidifiers to dry the space. We use advanced technologies to locate moisture and remove it before it causes secondary damage. We use cleaners specifically designed to deal with the type of soot and smoke residue that must be removed from everything.

After removing materials damaged by the fire, we can also help with repairs, avoiding delays in finding skilled resources. Our building services teams can repair and restore damaged areas of your building to return your operation to full service as quickly as possible. We also establish barriers, if possible, to separate damaged and undamaged regions to help resume the partial operation of your business.

Our SERVPRO services include:

  • Fire and smoke damage cleanup
  • Fire damage restoration and repair
  • Water damage cleanup
  • Adherence to local fire codes

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga and nearby areas for fire damage repair and restoration assistance. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Remediate Water Damage

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

tech vacuuming up water SERVPRO cleans up water damaged Mississauga properties with advanced equipment

Water Damage Cleanup in Mississauga Is Close By

Having an appliance suddenly break down and leak onto your floor could make anyone worry about the possibility of water damage. Imagine a scenario where the water supply line of your washing machine breaks and causes a mini flood in your upstairs laundry room. The pooled water can sink into every nook and cranny in sight. Before long, it can travel along with the frame of your home and soak other floors without warning, leaving a trail of damage in its wake. 

What Can You Do When an Accident Causes Water Damage in Your Mississauga Home? 

A fast reaction means everything during a water damage emergency. You can prevent further damages by quickly: 

  • Shutting off the water supply to your house 
  • Immediately calling for professional services
  • Locking any pets away so technicians can move about freely 

Here at SERVPRO, we have built our entire business model around getting to your home when you need us. From your first call, our goal is to get our technicians out of our facility and to your home. Our highly trained water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can use our signature green vans to arrive at your home as quickly as possible. 

How Can You Find All the Spilled Water in My House? 

A washing machine leak can spill a lot of water into your home, and it doesn't have any issues moving about. Here at SERVPRO, our techs are trained to look for signs of water damage and can use advanced technological devices to look for hidden pockets of water. Our techs can use various techniques and devices to find water, such as:

As our technicians probe your home, we can locate the pockets one by one and use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove any standing water. 

If you think you need water damage remediate, get help immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. We're always ready for you. 

Water Damage Fast Response in Mississauga

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

IICRC logo Trust SERVPRO's IICRC certified team for water damage cleanup and restoration in Mississauga

Mississauga Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Water Mitigation

Water damaging incidents can often be one of the most typical service calls our SERVPRO team receives for Mississauga homes and businesses. Understanding how quickly the situation can get out of control, we always strive to provide a fast and deliberate response no matter what day or night these disasters occur. We have an experienced roster of technicians ready to utilize modern practices and advanced equipment and technologies to dry and restore damaged structures.

Water damage for Mississauga homes can vary considerably from one site to the next, from a pipe bursting after steep temperature drops to a leaking sink fixture that deteriorates kitchen cabinetry; what it takes to restore the disaster depends on the situation at hand. Before determining what personnel, equipment, and practices are necessary, the job hinges on the inspection and evaluation of our crew chief and project manager. They scope the work to get done. This thorough assessment can help the customer, their home insurance provider, and our responding technicians know what is necessary to make water problems “Like it never even happened.”

Preparedness for Emergencies 

Preparing for disasters before they happen is not guesswork but a calculated response to the likelihood of water emergencies occurring as they continue to happen consistently. So our SERVPRO professionals keep our inventory of recovery tools, and advanced detection devices stocked year-round to address these emergencies as they happen. Having production vehicles ready to mobilize at the first sign of a disaster can shave hours off of response times and help to preserve and protect more of your damaged Mississauga property.

Staying prepared also involves maintaining the equipment we use every day to restore and recover damaged homes and businesses. Our team cares for our inventory of tools and equipment through upkeep, cleaning, and repairs as necessary. Ineffective tools on a job site slow down production and prevent our team from accomplishing our goals efficiently.

Highly Qualified Technicians 

Any restoration company can write up pamphlets or shoot commercials telling you that they are the best, but in the end, it comes down to more than talking. Our SERVPRO team does more than the bare minimum to produce qualified restoration technicians. That starts with the training and coursework required for our professionals to obtain accreditation in their respective niches. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the industry standard for practices and technician education. They are the chosen educator for our newly acquired talent and provide continued education coursework online and in-house to push our team always to be the best.

Extraction Tools 

One of the first actions that our professionals must take when reaching a water loss incident is removing standing surface water from the scene. Pooling water can be a continual threat to exposed materials and contents. The standing water can also produce hazards like an electric shock or slip/fall concerns for those in the damaged area, so removing this surface water as quickly as possible is the priority for our responding professionals.

As part of our preparedness for water loss emergencies, our READY trailers stay stocked with our popular extractors, such as:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Gas-powered trash pumps
  • Wet vacuums and wands
  • thermal imaging devices

Depending on the severity of the situation, any of these extraction tools might get used on a restoration task. We also have truck-mounted extraction systems that roll out with our Green Fleet for substantial depths or widespread concerns. These engine-driven water removal machines can continually pull water from a home's flooring at 300 psi, allowing our SERVPRO team to move thousands of gallons from Mississauga properties within hours of arrival.

Drying Equipment 

Removing the most pressing threats like standing water might be an obvious place to begin the mitigation process, but drying is less straightforward. There are numerous tools used to restore construction materials and contents after saturation has started. At the heart of the drying process, you find two main pieces of equipment:

 Air Movers 

High-velocity air movers are the cornerstone machine of evaporative drying techniques used in water damage restoration. These machines are two main types, allowing our technicians to direct heated, dry air at either direct points on a surface or item (centrifugal units) or to impact the totality of a water-damaged room (axial units.)


The use of air movers and other evaporative drying equipment increases the relative humidity and moisture content in the environment. Dehumidifiers like our desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) models can help to collect this moisture in the air to maximize drying.

While these two types of equipment are at the heart of drying processes in every Mississauga home or business, we also have other moisture removal tools and equipment to help in this process. Combining these pieces of equipment can help provide efficient and effective recovery of water-damaged properties. Beyond air movers and dehumidifiers, other drying equipment includes:

  • Drying mats
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems

In-House Contractors

Many water leak incidents that impact area structures can be a destructive force, requiring more than extraction and drying to resolve. As a full-service restoration team, our SERVPRO response includes both mitigation technicians and a capable crew of licensed residential contractors. These building trades professionals can help with controlled demolition and reinstalling discarded materials once this stage is reached in the restoration process. By offering reconstruction and restoration, we can save customers time and money on the recovery that their property needs by streamlining the process.

Water losses can be a debilitating situation for many of the homes and businesses in the area. With the time-sensitive nature of these disasters, it is critical to get help as quickly as possible. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime you need us by calling (905) 238-7376. We have skilled technicians and an extensive inventory of recovery tools to help.

Need Mould Remediation in Mississauga?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO banner at event Just call the number on the SERVPRO banner for rapid mold damage remediation in the Greater Mississaua area

SERVPRO responds rapidly to abate mould damage in Mississauga commercial buildings

Taking care of your business premises can be vital to ensuring consistent progress and minimal loss of revenue. The last thing any business needs is temporary closure, so acting quickly at the first signs of microbial growth is crucial. Common signifiers for microbial growth could be discoloration of ceiling tiles or peeling paint. It can also be walls that are cracking, warping, or bubbling in places. Generally, signs of unwanted moisture in premises are equivalent to the symptoms of mould. Our services include licensed mould remediation specialists that can evaluate and remediate your premises to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. We can help your business with:

  • Mould infestation
  • Commercial mould inspection
  • Mould remediation

Performing commercial mould remediation in Mississauga requires special safety equipment. It may be safe for staff to remain working in your business premises, depending on the extent of mould infestation. Remediation that disturbs mould, such as demolishing drywall, can create an air particulate problem as mould spores become airborne. However, SERVPRO technicians are experts at containing parts of the premises with mould and allowing access to other areas. Mould spore containment can help prevent the spread from affected to unaffected areas. Mould barriers include:

  • Using thick polyethylene sheets, physical barriers are set up by sealing vents and entranceways. Physical barriers typically include decontamination chambers at entrance points. 
  • Equipment barriers can involve the use of negative air-pressure machines. Negative air pressure draws airborne spores through a set of filters to remove them from the affected area.
  • High-efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are industrial standard and can remove particulate matter as small as 0.3 microns- for reference, a human hair is around 70 microns.

SERVPRO understands the crucial rapid remediation of mould infestations can save inventory from contamination and capital investments like equipment and structural assemblies.

If your business is affected by mould, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for mould remediation at (905) 238-7376.

Are Electrical Fires Common in Malton?

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

flames from a plug  -in at a socket on a wall Electrical house fires can be very damaging to a Malton property, call SERVPRO to make it "Like it never even happened."

Electrical Fires Are a Common Cause of House Fires and Often Require Fire and Smoke Clean-up from Professional Services

Our homes are full of electrical devices. Cookers, televisions, sockets, and light switches are among the most common in our homes, but lithium-powered products like cell phones, laptops, and speakers have been added to the mix in recent years. If these electrical items are tampered with or malfunction, they can cause a property fire. Signs of faulty wiring or fire hazards in your home can include regular fuse or power outages, the need to daisy-chain extension cords, or having to switch one device off before turning on another. Devices can also cause fires due to their lithium batteries. The main concern is that these devices can combust rapidly if exposed to high temperatures for long periods. Should a fire happen, we can help you with:

  • Smoke and odour removal
  • Fire debris removal
  • Fire cleaning

Conducting fire and smoke clean up in your Malton home is driven by the type of fire and what materials burned. Electrical fires often result in wet, greasy smoke deposits because they are usually constructed from synthetic materials. Woods and other organic matter tend to burn quickly and leave dry smoke. One of the top methods for avoiding a fire is to keep potential fire hazards away from potential fuel sources. Leaving an active extension cord on soft furnishing, for example, can be a common cause of property fire. To repair property after an electrical fire, you may need solvent chemicals to remove certain smokes and alternative power sources for cleaning equipment.

  • Portable lighting powered by generators is necessary for properties where an electrical fire has resulted in a temporary power outage.
  • Dry solvent chemicals are frequently used to break down the bond between wet smokes and surfaces at a molecular level.
  • Enlisting an electrical repair professional is essential if the fire was caused by faulty wiring running through your home.

Faulty electrical equipment accounts for an estimated 50,000 fires each year in North America. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for fire and smoke clean up at (905) 238-7376.

What Is the Process for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration in Mississauga?

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO in Mississauga Is Here to Help Organize and Execute Commercial Fire Damage Restoration for Local Business

Large commercial buildings can require high-scale restoration when subjected to an accidental fire or another disaster. Gymnasiums, warehouses, and storage units can all fall victim to fire and, if the building is at the time vacated, these fires can rage for several hours, causing extensive harm. SERVPRO is a restoration service with the requisite human resources to help commercial property managers return their business entities to a preloss condition. One of the core factors affecting the length of restoration is the size of the building and its access points. Buildings with high ceilings, thousands of square feet to cover, and drop ceilings or plenums often require more complex restoration solutions. We are here to help with:

  • Warehouse fires
  • Commercial fire damage
  • Commercial restoration

Ceilings ranging from ten to twenty-five feet are common problems commercial fire damage restoration teams face here in Mississauga. Smoke travels quickly through open spaces where there is lots of oxygen and can leave behind residues or odours on any surfaces that make contact with the smoke. In some restoration projects, our team has had to build temporary scaffolding to allow access to the upper points of a large commercial premises. Drop ceilings, commonly made from acoustical tiles, create a cavity between the outer and suspended ceiling that often builds pressure in a fire, making it difficult to access the inner points. Our team can remove these ceilings to allow access and hand-clean any ducts, piping, or electrical wiring before replacing the suspended ceilings tiles with new material.

  • High-value items can often return to a preloss condition with hand-cleaning. Hand-cleaning can be applied to framed pictures, certificates, documents, or sculptures.
  • Plywood can be placed on flooring with scaffolding built onto the plyboard preventing additional damage.
  • Laminate floors in commercial buildings require immediate attention to avoid becoming water-damaged by fire fighting

We are here to help get your business back on its feet following a fire. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for commercial fire damage restoration at (905) 238-7376.

How Do Storms Increase the Risk of Flood Damage in Mississauga?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

a room with water covering the floor When flooding strikes, a quick response is what you need. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians and effective water removal equipment. Call 24/7.

No Matter the Source, SERVPRO Can Respond to Mississauga Seasonal Flood Damage

Recently massive flood damage in Mississauga occurred during a snowstorm after a snow plow hit a fire hydrant. The broken hydrant poured vast quantities of water into roadways, taking many hours to clean up. This unique disaster serves as a reminder that flooding can threaten Mississauga residences 365 days a year and that storm damage can take many unexpected turns during its relentless paths toward damaging area properties.

How Can SERVPRO Help Keep Your Family Safe During Storm-Related Basement Flooding? 

We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, arriving as quickly as possible to scope out the circumstances required for Mississauga flood restoration. The crucial first phase include a safety assessment during which an experienced SERVPRO project manager checks out the following, among many other hazards:

  • Ceilings and walls for trapped water heavy enough to collapse structures and injure occupants
  • Characteristics of the flood waters, always considered Category 3 or most contaminated, but that can contain:
  • Biohazards such as asbestos or lead-based painted surfaces now broken apart and with the dangerous substances uncontained
  • Infectious organisms from sewage, either washing in from flooded roadways or backing up from waste pipes in your home

If flooding damage is severe enough, we work with your insurance company to cover the expense of alternative housing until your flood-battered home returns to a secure and sanitized condition.

Does SERVPRO Then Begin Emergency Services Related to Water Damage?

As soon as SERVPRO puts controls in place for the safety hazards presented, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained crews begin the water removal, cleaning, disinfecting, and applied structural drying. We take every step necessary to make storm flooding “Like it never even happened.”

Count on SERVPRO of North Mississauga for rapid mitigation and remediation of residential flooding. A quick call to (905) 238-7376 lines up both an assessment and emergency services for water damage.

Why Worry About Water Removal in Malton if the Fluid Drained Away?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe leaking water Taking care of the water removal after an emergency is our specialty. Team SERVPRO is standing by 24/7 for your emergency call.

SERVPRO Technicians Trace Water Damage Migration to Ensure All Materials Dry Out

When a burst pipe or ceiling leak from a rotted roof drains into your Malton house, water removal quickly can seem superfluous. Although the water pools up and sweeps across floors, it also appears to vanish. When you are no longer wading, is the water crisis past? SERVPRO professionals strongly suggest that is not the case.

What Does the SERVPRO Crew Evaluate After a Significant Leak?

A broken pipe or severe rainstorm can send thousands of gallons of fluids flowing into your home in Malton. Water removal involves many steps, the majority of which involve following the pathways the water wended throughout the numerous building materials of your home. All caches of trapped water need release and extraction, and damp structures, fixtures, and contents require specialized strategies for drying. Expect our technicians to:

  • Use moisture detectors, moisture meters, and infrared imaging to map the perimeters of the water damage infiltration
  • Plan controlled demolition if water is unreachable or to open wet building cavities for drying, including, as needed:
  • Ceiling weep holes for pooled, overhead water
  • Drilled or cut drainage openings behind baseboards to drain the water between walls
  • Loosening of strategically selected hardwood floor planks to allow air flow and drying
  • Flood cuts sawn between walls studs to remove crumbled drywall or plaster and facilitate warm air movement 

When SERVPRO Finds Trapped Water Is Extraction Preferred?

Whenever possible, liquid water needs evacuation assisted by the controlled demolitions strategies above. Although SERVPRO has highly effective drying equipment, the time it takes to dry materials completely reduces significantly with diligent extraction. Time management is vital during water removal scenarios as the damage water causes is progressive and secondary damage such as mould damage takes only 24 to 48 hours to take hold.

Have confidence that the team from SERVPRO of North Mississauga will track, find, and remove all water and lingering moisture in your dwelling. Contact us at (905) 238-7376 to schedule an assessment and discuss a water damage management plan.

Does Kitchen Fire Damage in Mississauga Present Challenges?

1/30/2022 (Permalink)

a fire damaged kitchen with soot covering the furniture Regardless of the room that the fire affected, a quick response is warranted. Contact our SERVPRO technicians immediately after an event in your home.

Training and Equipment Support SERVPRO During Mississauga Kitchen Fire Clean Up

Your kitchen is at particular risk for fire damage in Mississauga. You and your family's safety are paramount, and job one is to get to safety. All it takes is a few seconds of inattention or an accidental tipping of a pan, and a gourmet meal can become the epicentre of a serious conflagration. Once the flames extinguish and you view the mess in your kitchen job two is to call SERVPRO.

Why Does Mississauga Fire Damage Require Professional Interventions?

Mississauga smoke and fire damage remediation involves cleaning up toxic residues, both airborne and on surfaces. The protein-based soot created in a kitchen fire adheres tightly to appliances, counters, floors, and more. The protein-based smoke and soot are incredibly malodorous, composed of a mix of vaporized dehydrated foods and rancid oils. Residues do not remain in the kitchen; they travel widely on superheated air currents throughout your home. SERVPRO professionals are familiar with the unique needs of kitchen fire damage restoration:

Constructing containment perimeters of heavy-duty plastic, using negative pressure air scrubbing systems to mitigate further drift of the soot and begin deodorization

Examining the characteristics and spread of the residues and the durability of the surfaces damaged to best match soiling with effective yet non-marring soot removal products, tools, and cleaning strategies

Implementing the expertly designed cleaning protocols, typically using solvents to emulsify the oil and protein-based coatings

Adding abrasives to the cleaning products or using tools such as steel wool, stiff-bristled brushes, scrapers, or other rough-surfaced devices to break the bond between the lacquer-like residues and the affected surfaces

Count on SERVPRO of North Mississauga after a household fire damages your kitchen and other spaces. Call (905) 238-7376 to schedule an assessment and emergency services.

What Does Mitigating Mold Damage in Mississauga Properties Involve?

1/14/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall of a room Discovering a mold infestation in your home can often take you by surprise. Contact our certified SERVPRO mold damage specialists 24/7.

SERVPRO Provides Comprehensive In-House Solutions for Mold Restoration

Mold is a naturally occurring element that aids in natural decay processes. Mold development in any part of your structure, interior or exterior, is not a good sign since it is a precursor to many problems, including visual and structural deterioration. Mitigating mold damage is the process of eliminating the harmful effects of mold.

Taking action immediately when you notice signs of mold damage in your Mississauga home is critical. Only appropriate actions are necessary. Otherwise, your efforts would not change anything. One of the advantages SERVPRO presents is sending trained Microbial Remediation Technicians who can identify the best course of action for your case.

Mitigating mold damage takes several steps, including:

  • Mold testing
  • Cleaning 
  • Containment and demolition
  • Sanitizing and deodorization

Although there are several types of mold, there is no need for strict testing to establish the exact strain affecting your house. The necessary testing is more about the location of the contamination. Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians perform tests to establish mold in cavities such as wall spaces or subfloors. We also test for wetness levels and humidity. Cleaning mold to remove patches and stains is essential. Cleaning mold differs from cleaning other soils, especially since water aggravates the problem. 

Our SERVPRO technicians use alternatives such as:

  • Damp wiping with surfaces 
  • Vacuuming
  • Wire brushing
  • Blast cleaning with soda or dry ice

Demolishing some parts of the structure to reach hidden mold or remove heavily deteriorated materials is necessary in some cases. Such demolition must be procedural to prevent unnecessary damages or dangerous exposure. Our SERVPRO teams establish airtight containment around the areas we plan to demolish to protect those in the vicinity.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga has IICRC certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians who can help your fight against mold damage making it, "Like it never even happened." Call us at (905) 238-7376.

What Determines the Response to Fire Damage in a Mississauga Home?

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

a house on fire with flames billowing out of the window Facing fire damage after a recent fire? Bring in the SERVPRO professional remediation team for effective mitigation services. We are here 24/7.

SERVPRO Improves Fire Restoration Outcomes by Providing Technical Skills and Sophisticated Equipment

Even though fires are not an everyday event in homes, there is always a risk of one starting at your Mississauga home. Like most people, responding to a fire incident is not something you have at the top of your head, so you may not know what to do or what you can salvage once the flames die down.

The decisions you make when addressing fire damage at your Mississauga home depend on the resources you have and the extent of damages left. Professional help from SERVPRO is advantageous since we have state-of-the-art equipment that simplifies restoration or improves the chances of salvaging more items.

The main factors that determine the response include:

  • Various costs
  • Materials involved
  • Availability of skills and equipment

Different categories of costs are crucial when addressing fire damage. The cost of replacing the affected items is one such category. If the materials can be replaced cheaply, there is no need to waste time and money attempting restoration, especially if a positive outcome is not guaranteed. Soiled insulation is a perfect example to illustrate this since it is better to replace the top layers rather than spend time cleaning. Another cost-related issue is the time it might take to complete the restoration, especially if such effort might delay other restoration processes.

Sometimes materials dictate the fire restoration action you can take. Some materials may be delicate, and leaving them unaddressed can worsen the damage. For example, metallic trim such as hinges, door handles, and knobs might survive the fire but leaving them covered with soot increases chances of irreversible damage through corrosion. Our SERVPRO technicians pre-clean such vulnerable materials and apply a thin oil film before focusing on other aspects. Other materials might be too delicate to survive cleaning procedures. For instance, cleaning acoustic tile ceilings can permanently damage them due to over-wetting. Our technicians use specialized procedures such as peroxide active cleaning.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga explores different fire damage solutions reassuring homeowners of getting the best solution. Call us at (905) 238-7376. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Much of a Threat Are Frozen Pipes to Mississauga Homes?

1/2/2022 (Permalink)

a broken frozen pipe that has ice covering one side and water leaking out of the other side Quick action is required when dealing with frozen pipes in your home. Prevention is key and calling SERVPRO after an incident will help as well.

A frozen pipe could be very damaging to Mississauga properties when it bursts.

Much like the threats of a hurricane or tornado, homeowners should work to avoid possible damage to their homes through preventative measures. Frozen pipes continue to be a common threat to homes and businesses in the Peel Region.

How Do Pipes Freeze in Mississauga Homes?

Between frozen pipes and ice damming Mississauga homes might experience, the winter season could be a potentially expensive and destructive time of the year. Frozen pipes rate as one of the higher callouts for our restorers during the winter, and this happens when inadequately insulated pipes become exposed to low temperatures.

Can You Avoid the Plumbing Freezing?

  • Properly Insulate – Verify the sufficient insulation through your home and around metal service lines. 
  • Spread Warm Air – Ensure warm air in your home reaches areas where exposed pipe exists. 
  • Allow the Affected Faucet to Run – Let at-risk water lines have small water flow through the coldest parts of the day.

What Should You Do When Pipes Freeze? 

You must act fast when water lines become damaged by freezing. It is possible to prevent a burst situation by thawing out the blockage within the line using safe heat like the output of a hairdryer. Torches and more aggressive measures could damage your line.

How Can SERVPRO Help After Water Damage? 

Experience matters when your home suffers water damage during harsh winter weather. Not only does the mess need to be cleaned quickly, but threatening low temperatures could also continue to damage the property through now saturated and wet contents and materials. Our SERVPRO team responds rapidly to these emergencies with mitigation solutions to extract water and dry affected surfaces.

Winters can be a rough time of the year in the Ontario area, putting the construction of homes and their insulation to the test. When preventative measures are unsuccessful and water damages result from frozen pipes or ice dams, our SERVPRO of North Mississauga team can respond fast to help when you call (905) 238-7376. 

For Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup and Water Mitigation in Mississauga – Call SERVPRO

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial damage to your property is a job for SERVPRO. We have the manpower and experience for every situation. 24/7 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Provides Cleanup from Fire Damage and Fire Suppressant Chemicals in Mississauga

Commercial buildings in Mississauga follow provincial guidelines for fire suppression systems which are usually water-based. Once a fire triggers the system, water is sprayed over the entire area to suppress the fire. First responders may also use water or specific chemicals to suppress a fire that does not respond well to water.

Once the fire is extinguished, the building owner is left with a mess to clean up and ponder how long it will take to recover and return to normal business operations.

SERVPRO provides water mitigation, and fire suppression chemical cleanup, fire damage cleanup in commercial Mississauga buildings. Our team can be on-site within four hours to assist in recovering your business from a disastrous fire. Every fire is unique, with the damage limited to the smoke residue and odors to severe structural damage.

Our SERVPRO team can assist with all facets of the cleanup and return to preloss condition. Our services include:

Commercial clients can significantly minimize secondary damage caused by water and moisture remaining in place for too long a time. Mold can begin forming colonies within 24 hours. Porous materials can absorb moisture, swell and deteriorate, losing structural integrity. Waiting 24 or 36 hours to call SERVPRO for assistance can significantly increase the damage and the length of time it takes to return to regular operations.

We can also help set up staging areas and temporary business operations in areas unaffected by the fire. Containment rooms and negative pressure rooms work well to separate damaged areas from those that can still contribute to your day-to-day business after a fire.

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga for commercial fire damage cleanup services in Mississauga and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

Need Water Cleanup, Drywall Demolition, and Dust Control in Malton – Call SERVPRO

12/4/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Water Damage Cleanup Services in Malton

Many clients wonder why drywall and insulation in outside-facing walls would need to be removed during water cleanup after a leak in their home in Malton. Water leaks in plumbing systems near outside walls can begin leaking after extremely cold weather cause water pipes to freeze, crack and start leaking when they thaw. The insulation is wet, the drywall becomes saturated, and water may spread across the floor or into another room immediately below the leak.

SERVPRO provides water cleanup services in Malton, water damage repair, and restoration services. Although the insulation can be dried, in most cases, the wet insulation is removed and the area dried before new insulation is installed. We must remove the drywall and vapor barrier during this process to access the wet insulation and repair the frozen pipes. In addition to dehumidifiers and air movers, space heaters may be utilized to avoid further frozen pipes until we install new insulation.

The removal of the interior drywall damaged by the water leak and insulation usually creates a great deal of dust. SERVPRO constructs containment barriers and negative air pressure systems to minimize the spread of dust and insulation fibers to other home areas during this process. We also investigate the water inside cupboards and between floors to avoid further secondary damage to various compressed wood products used in cabinets and subfloor systems.

SERVPRO provides the following services to return your home to its preloss condition, “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water cleanup services in Malton and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

Need Flood Damage Cleanup, Repair and Restoration Services in Mississauga – Call SERVPRO

11/29/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Cleanup from Storms in Mississauga

Flooding, although more common in the spring, can occur at any time of the year in Mississauga. Whether it is a rainstorm washing through the area or rapidly melting snow, the impact on your home is the same when water flows into your basement, saturating everything with mud, silt, bacteria, viruses, and chemicals picked as the water cascades through your neighborhood.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleanup, demolition, repair, and all storm damage restoration services in Mississauga and the surrounding area. Our team is available twenty-four-seven to respond to your call for help to remove floodwaters, clean up your basement, remove sand, silt and debris and begin drying operations. Due to the contamination carried by the floodwaters, most porous items must be discarded. Porous items include your contents and structural materials such as drywall, insulation, carpets, and underpad in your basement.

Most homes in the Mississauga area are constructed with concrete foundations, weeping tile at the base of the foundation to drain water from the outside of the foundation into the stormwater system. There is also a water drain in most basements. After a flood, the water table is very high, and water may continue to bubble up from the basement drain or through cracks in the foundation or the concrete floor, leading to high moisture and humidity levels.

We address all of these issues, remove the excess water, install dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the floor and structure before repair and reconstruction. SERVPRO services include:

  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Demolition of the damaged structure, including saturated contaminated carpets, drywall, and insulation
  • Emergency services flood damage repair and reconstruction

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga for flood damage cleanup services in Mississauga and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (905) 238-7376.

Why Does My Mississauga Apartment Still Smell Like Smoke After Fire Damage Restoration?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment Smoke odor removal from fire damage is no easy task. Call SERVPRO and let their techs handle all the fire damage restoration from the start.

SERVPRO Can Help You Remediate All Aspects of Fire Damage on Your Mississauga Property!

It is unfortunate, but many homes have improper cleanup and restoration jobs done every year in Canada. Perhaps a friend recommended a friend without much experience. Or maybe, you hired a professional who likes to cut corners. It can create a lot of anxiety when you keep smelling smoke in your home so long after the fire, and that additional stress is never pleasant. Fortunately, here at SERVPRO, we can help you.

When it comes to offering your home Mississauga fire damage remediation, we never miss a step, and we do our best to get to your location as quickly as we can. After a brief investigation, our technicians can inform you of the situation and propose the solution, so you always know what is occurring inside your home.

In a situation where smoke damage has been left behind, we may check drapes, carpets, paint, and furniture. Like cigarette smoke, the ash and soot from a fire can sink into your belongings and leave a long-term smell. We understand how frustrating malodours can be, and we want you to feel "Like it never even happened."

We can remove any drapes, furniture, or rugs that are still malodorous from the fire, and we can employ a scent-locking priming paint to your walls in your home. Lastly, while your belongings are being treated at our facility, we can set up air scrubbers and use hydroxyl generators to try and pull any remaining scent-causing particles from the air. Here at SERVPRO, we aim to be your one-stop-shop and do it right the first time.

Please speak with us right now about fire damage in your home! Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. We're available for you now!

What To Do If You Need Mould Remediation on Your Mississauga Property?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Mould damage SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the training and experience for any size mould remediation service needed for your property.

SERVPRO Technicians Are Mould Remediation Experts! Let Us Help You Today!

Many homes around the country harbor active mould colonies, and all of them have dormant mould spores. It is crucial for you, as a homeowner, to recognise the difference. Mould is a generalised word referring to fungi which can often look fuzzy to the eye. There are many types of fungus, but they all start as nothing more than dormant spores. While the spores are omnipresent, they do not usually cause any problems; however, when spores become active, you might have an issue inside your home.

You can keep an eye out for many signals if you fear your home may need local Mississauga mould remediation services. Firstly, consider the weather. Was the summer overly humid? Do you notice grey, blue, green, or even black marks upon your walls or ceiling, especially around sources of moisture? Do you keep catching a musty scent as you travel into a particular section of your home?

It is not possible to identify for sure without expensive testing, but here at SERVPRO, that is not a problem. We like to try and deal with microbial growth before it becomes a problem. Should your home experience a water leak, our technicians can come to your home, dry it out, and investigate for signs of mold. Furthermore, we can use anti-fungal cleaning agents to help prevent the spread of microbial growth.

Our specialists are highly qualified, IICRC- certified, and we use advanced technology for every job. Let us say in your home you noticed a fuzzy bluish substance growing near a leaking pipe. Instead of paying for expensive testing, our technicians can come at any time, day or night, and remove the mess for you. No tests are needed, and you can feel better knowing that we have your back and aim to reduce mould regrowth.

Do not wait if you suspect your home may have active mould colonies! Dial (905) 238-7376 to Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga. Our technicians can help you!

Never Wait When Water Damages Your Malton Clothing Boutique!

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Remediate the Commercial Water Damage on Your Malton Property Today!

When water damage strikes your business, you need fast, effective, and highly trained expert cleanup and restoration services. The quicker the water is cleaned up and damage mitigated, the better it is for your business. Here at SERVPRO, we understand this concept, and we can help you make sure you get your business back on its feet.

In the case of water damage in your Malton clothing boutique, you may have a few concerns that come straight to your mind. At SERVPRO, we know some of these concerns could include: 

  • Impacted merchandise 
  • Reduced foot traffic 
  • Damaged reputation 
  • Loss of loyal customers 

Building a brand takes time, which is precisely why we aim to help you as fast as we can. Picture your clothing boutique with a spot on the ceiling. Let us say that spot has been there for years, but recently, it began to grow. Slowly, the ceiling started to buckle, and you could tell the water was pooling inside, but it had not burst yet.

If you call SERVPRO, our technicians prioritize trying and getting to you as fast as we can. We can travel day or night, which allows us to get to you when you need us. Our techs use advanced technology and can do their best to drain the water pocket in your ceiling slowly. Once we get to your shop, we can move your merchandise away from the impacted area to ensure the water is not impacted.

Our goal is to get your shop back to normal as quickly as possible. Since we are a team, we can drain the water pocket and then use drying equipment to address any water damage to your property.

If your business requires water damage repair, speak to us today! Call (905) 238-7376 to speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We can work no matter what time you need us!

What Do I Do About the Flash Flooding in My Mississauga House?

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have the tools and knowledge for any size storm disaster. Storm and flood damage restoration is a specialty we do.

SERVPRO Can Help You With Flood Damage Restoration in Your Mississauga Home! 

No homeowner ever wants to deal with flood damage in their home. With one intense storm, you could find your home in the middle of a weeks-long process of restoration and anxiety. Everyone knows flooding can cause mould inside your home, which is simply another stressor for you, the homeowner, during an already stressful time. 

For this reason, never wait when your home needs local Mississauga flood damage remediation. Call as soon as you realize your home is beginning to flood, even if you doubt we can travel to your home. Here at SERVPRO, the sooner we know you need help, the sooner we can get to your location. 

Flash flooding occurs when an intense rainstorm overwhelms a city with how much water it releases. Rivers can flood, and, in some cases, damming systems can even fail. However, the vital thing about flash flooding is to realize that eventually, the water does recede. It could take some time, but SERVPRO is here to help you during your time of need. 

Let us say the base floor of your home has been impacted, which includes your kitchen, dining room, living room, half-bathroom, and garage. SERVPRO can send a large team of expert technicians to your home, and they can bring advanced technology explicitly made for flood damage restoration. Some of these devices include: 

  • Water extractors and wet/dry vacuums 
  • Floor drying mats 
  • Dehumidifiers 
  • Heaters
  • Thermal camera

Our first goal is to remove standing water leftover in your home. We can even use infrared technology to look for hidden pockets of water. We can send your furniture and belongings to our facility for special treatment and then to a storage locker to wait until after the remediation is finished.

Typically, the next step is flood cuts, removing any cabinetry or vanities. We can set up drying equipment designed to pull excess moisture from your home's structure and use antifungal agents to help prevent mould growth. At SERVPRO, our technicians strive to tackle every aspect of remediation swiftly so that we can return your home to you in a meaningful amount of time. 

Don't hesitate when you need flood damage remediation. Talk to SERVPRO of North Mississauga by calling (905) 238-7376. We can help you at any time! 

Who Can I Call to Help Me With the Fire Damage in My Mississauga Apartment?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga Technicians Can Remediate the Fire Damage in Your Home! 

Most people might experience some kind of fire in their homes at some point. You may imagine something explosive, a house burnt to the ground. However, that is seldom the reality of home fires. The fact is that most are relatively small and can be contained to a small percentage of your home. Some can even be put out quickly with a fire extinguisher and leave behind some small traces that are unpleasant to the eye. However, no matter the size of the fire, there is help close to you. 

If your home suffers a fire, the best thing you can do is call for Mississauga fire damage restoration services immediately. Here at SERVPRO, our technicians are highly trained and use advanced technology on every job. No matter what time of day or night, we can help you with the aftermath of a fire. 

As an example, let us say that a fire occurred inside of your home, but it was not disastrously large. The blaze started in your laundry room due to an old dryer sparking a fire due to a neglected lint trap. Furthermore, let's imagine you were home during the event, and you quickly caught the scent of something burning and used your home fire-extinguisher to combat the flames. 

The best-case scenario is that you put out the fire right then and there and then call us. When SERVPRO arrives and begins our remediation, we can ask you what concerns you the most. For this example, let us say the malodour of burnt plastics, laundry material, and smoke is a significant concern for you. Our advanced technology can help with that. 

While a couple of techs from our team can work on scrubbing away soot from your floors and walls, others can focus on scent-neutralization. Our SERVPRO techs can focus on using advanced technology such as thermal foggers and air scrubbers outfitted with carbon filters to remove fire-based malodours from your apartment. Our technicians are committed to removing as much evidence of the fire as we can, so you can go back to your life free of sight and scent triggers of your struggles. 

Call for help as soon as your home experiences a fire. Speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. We are available for you! 

Where Can I Find Mould Remediation Services For My Mississauga Home?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment ready for work. Mould colonies are extremely unhealthy. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for every mould remediation service.

SERVPRO Can Assist You With the Mould Remediation Inside of Your Mississauga Home! 

The ending weeks of summer in Ontario have been brutally warm and humid. During some of the days, the humidity index of the southern side of the province was above 90%. Unfortunately, with such high humidity, some homes could experience mould growth, especially in basement spaces. 

Should you find that your basement needs local Mississauga mould remediation services, you may find that humidity could be the culprit. In this region, homeowners should consider keeping their basement at a humidity percentage between 45 and 55%. This percentage region helps minimise the chances of issues such as microbial growth from occurring. One of the easiest ways to combat rising humidity is to purchase a dehumidifier. 

For the sake of an example, let us say that you noticed the insulation in your unfinished basement begin to develop black, green, or even blue spots. Furthermore, as you study it, you see that the insulation looks damp. Calling for professional help is an excellent idea to help combat the issue that could be occurring inside of your home. 

Here at SERVPRO, we're experts in the restoration field. When it comes to mould, we can help remediate issues such as: 

Furthermore, we want to help you as soon as possible. From the moment you call, our team can begin to organise so that we can get to your home swiftly. We understand how stressful interruptions to your everyday schedule can be, which is why we always try to work as fast as we can. 

To combat the mould colony in your home, our technicians can do a few things to ensure the remediation process goes as smoothly as possible. Firstly, they can set up plastic sheeting to create a containment barrier for active spores. We can make any necessary flood cuts, scrub away colonies, and set up air scrubbers from that point on. Our goal is to remove all reminders of mould, down to the smell of your basement, when you revisit it later on. We want to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened." 

Get help right away if you find mould damage in your home. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We can help you today!

Where Can I Find Malton Flood Damage Mitigation Services?

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO tech and vehicle outside job site. When a flash flood destroys your property. SERVPRO is the team of professionals to call. Storm damage remediation is a specialty of ours.

SERVPRO Can Provide Your Home With Expert Malton Flood Damage Mitigation Services! 

When living adjacent to a creek as small as Elm Creek, no one would expect a sudden storm to cause issues from their home. However, with intense enough rainfall, a small creek can become engorged and flood your nearby home. Fortunately, professional help is not far. 

When it comes to needing Malton flood damage mitigation services for your home, never wait. Getting in touch with experts like SERVPRO can help reduce damages and costs during the mitigation services for your home. Let's say the small creek outback your home suddenly floods and spreads that water to your garage. Everything inside is suddenly soaked, as well as your belongings that were in storage there. 

Here at SERVPRO, we are flood damage, mitigation experts. Floodwaters finding their way into your garage is not a problem for our technicians. Every tech at SERVPRO has the necessary training and advanced equipment to tackle flood damage of any size. We can start by removing your belongings and taking them to our facility for treatment, so we can focus on remediating the water damage in your garage. Some advanced technological devices we can use for flood damages include: 

  • Wet/dry vacuums and extractors 
  • Dehumidifiers and heaters 
  • Air scrubbers to remove any mouldy malodors 

It is even possible for your garage to need flood cuts to the drywall inside. However, this is not a problem for our technicians. We can make any necessary flood cuts and install new drywall, to help prevent microbial growth inside your garage. Lastly, we can bring your belongings back to you packed carefully into new boxes, and dry them. We do our best to leave you feeling happy. "Like it never even happened."

If you need flood damage mitigation services, call for help today! Dial (905) 238-7376 to get in touch with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're available to help you! 

Mississauga, ON Fire Damage and Smoke Removal Services

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO fire damaged sign Soot and smoke restoration is no DIY project. Call SERVPRO and let their technicians handle all the work for you, from start to finish.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga Can Remediate the Fire Damage in Your Home! 

No matter the size of the fire that occurred inside your home, every homeowner would want the best professionals they can find to remediate the damage. SERVPRO's motto, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. Our goal is to provide expert services to your property so that you can return to your everyday life as soon as possible. 

Imagine your home in Mississauga suffering fire damage. After a long day of work, you intend to relax by watching some tv and lighting a few candles for a pleasant aroma. As you're watching, one of the candles on your bookshelf begins to burn rapidly through the wax, which makes the flame unexpectedly high. Books start to catch on fire, and before you have time to react, the fire has begun to spread. 

Many people do not realize just how swiftly fires can grow and spread, which is why fast action is so necessary. Luckily for you, with the help of a fire extinguisher, you put out the blaze. Unfortunately, the damage doesn't just go away after putting out the flames. In this scenario, SERVPRO could help you by: 

  • Removing damaged books and knick-knacks from your bookshelf
  • Addressing soot with specialized cleaning agents and sanding down char on the shelf 
  • Refinishing your bookshelf if necessary 
  • Using odor-reducing advanced technology (Thermal foggers, air scrubbers) 

We work around whatever time of day your emergency happens. We can come to your location night or day, and we are happy to help you get back on your feet. Once the fire and smoke damage has been addressed, it is our pleasure to return your home to you, "Like it never even happened." 

Never wait when it comes to fire damage. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're available 24/7!

Has Fallen Rain Caused Flood Damage to Your Mississauga Home? SERVPRO Has You Covered.

8/27/2021 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Flash floods cause major damage. IICRC certified techs of SERVPRO have the training and experience needed to get your home back to preloss conidition

Flood Damage Restoration Services by SERVPRO For Your Home.

Many cities in Southern Ontario are prone to flash flooding due to the various rivers and lakes spotted throughout the province. When you live in a city situated beside one of the Great Lakes, the risk of flooding becomes greater during an intense storm. Repeatedly, throughout the last two months, rain has fallen and raised water lines dangerously high. Should your home suddenly fall victim to flooding, fast action is the best remedy you can give. 

Getting trained experts to your home swiftly when you need Mississauga flood damage restoration services is essential. The faster help comes, the less likely it is for microbial growth to occur. Furthermore, the quicker standing water is removed, the less likely it is for deconstruction to be necessary. Immediate action can save you costs and protect the longevity of your home. 

Here at SERVPRO, we have expertly trained technicians who are flood damage, remediation experts. Visualise a flash flood causing water to rush into your home from your front door and soaking your living and dining room. Our technicians can create a remediation plan for your home, designed to get the water out fast and remedy any water damage inside of your home. Our process could look something like this: 

  • Creating a strategy after investigation 
  • Removing standing water with advanced equipment (Wet/dry vacuums and extractors)
  • Making any necessary flood cuts/flooring removals 
  • Employing drying equipment (Dehumidifiers, air movers, fans) 

Our goal is to leave your home feeling like it did before the flood damage occurred.  

If you find your home in need of flood damage restoration services, never wait. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We are available during emergencies. 

Local Commercial Mississauga Water Damage Mitigation?

8/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial water damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help you need.

SERVPRO Can Supply Your Business With Water Damage Experts!

Running a business such as a laundromat can be very hit or miss depending on location. Picture a situation where you had your eye on an ideal location for months, and you finally can move your laundromat across the city, near the downtown area. However, after a few months, you notice a stain forming on the ceiling tiles toward the back of your building. 

It is not unusual for a pipe to cause a leak inside of a business and leave you in urgent need of water damage mitigation services in Mississauga. SERVPRO are experts for a reason! Incidents happen, and we're here to help you through your troubles. 

No matter what time you need our expert technicians and advanced equipment, we are available. We run our services 24/7, so you do not have to wait on water damage. Furthermore, we can work during the night or the day, depending on your preference. 

In the scenario of leaking ceiling pipes, our technicians can do a few things. To start, we can remove the damaged tile and dispose of it. After that, we can use thermal imaging to check if there are any puddles in the ceiling. Knowing what we're facing helps our technicians set up the best remediation plan possible. Moving forward, our technicians can use our advanced technological devices, such as air movers and dehumidifiers, to ensure any excess moisture is reduced. We can even help you get in touch with a plumber, should you need a pipe replaced. 

Our goal is to work fast and help you restore foot traffic to your business. We understand that the longer your machines are out of commission, the more your business is damaged, and the more likely it is that your customers may seek out your competition. Trust us to get your laundromat back on its feet, and you can feel "Like it never even happened." 

If your business requires water damage restoration, don't wait. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're available for you 24/7. 

Flash Flooding Deposited Water in My Mississauga Basement!

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment in warehouse Storm and flood damage restoration is no easy task. SERVPRO has the manpower and equipment for every size of disaster.

SERVPRO Can Provide Your Mississauga Home With Flood Damage Remediation!

Ontario has had some strange weather throughout the last month, and the GTA has had significant rainfall. While many homes are equipped with sump pumps to deal with snowmelt, not every home has such protection. In a scenario where your pump fails and water begins to collect in your basement due to excessive rainfall, don't wait! Getting help quickly can lessen the risk of microbial growth in your home.  

Many basements are unfinished, which makes it particularly vulnerable if your Mississauga home faces flood damage. Mold can cause organic decay, and most of the framing in Southern Ontario homes is made with wood. Leaving excess moisture can cause mold damage to growing, which can then cause health effects. Eventually, mold can even cause the wood in your basement to rot. 

If you call for professional help, SERVPRO can send our experienced technicians to your home with advanced equipment. We can set up devices such as:

  •  air movers
  • axial fans
  • dehumidifiers
  • floor drying mats (for concrete floors)

These devices can be extremely useful in reducing moisture inside of your home when used in conjunction, and they can be daisy-chained together for the best efficiency. Furthermore, our SERVPRO techs can make any necessary flood cuts to the wooden framing and replace what is damaged if needed. Quick action upon finding flooding can help reduce the chances of removal. Once finished, our technicians hope to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened." 

If you need professional flood damage remediation services, never wait. Get help today by calling SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376. We're excited to lend you a hand!

Whom Do I Call For Malton Fire Damage Restoration Services?

7/31/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo When a fire imposes in your home, SERVPRO is the team to call for all fire damage restoration.

SERVPRO Is Your Local Malton Fire Damage Remediation Expert!

Experiencing a home fire is scary for any homeowner of any age. As the flames build, so does panic, and you may begin to worry your home might not survive the damage. However, keeping a level head during an emergency is critical. Many house fires do not cause catastrophic damage. In fact, most are relatively small and can be remediated with the help of some elbow grease. So, who do you call when you need remediation services? 

Here at SERVPRO, we take joy in providing local Malton fire restoration services to our neighbors in need. Our technicians work hard to help return your life to normal after an overwhelming and challenging event because we understand that your home is vital to your happiness. We can help you any day and any time, so call us if you face a fire emergency. 

A widespread scenario our technicians deal with is what occurs when candles are left unchecked. Accidents happen, you fall asleep with a candlelit, or you leave the room intending to return, but do not. Half an hour later, you smell smoke and panic. Many people forget their candles in places that are not ideal for fire safety without considering it, such as near a hand towel in the bathroom. 

Picture makeup and toiletries going up in flames. Visualize the heat causing plastic products to melt and soot sticking to the walls and vanity. In this situation, our technicians can: 

  • Remove the melted plastic and other debris from your countertop
  • Clean up greasy soot with products designed for fire remediation 
  • Set up air movers with carbon filters to remove malodors 

We always aim to return your home to you in its pre-damaged state so you can get back to your daily life. 

When your home needs professional fire restoration services, take action! Speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're ready to help you.  

What Should You Do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage to Your Mississauga Home?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded living room with furniture and items floating everywhere A flooded home can cause a great deal of panic. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 365 days a year for effective water removal services and remediation options.

Call SERVPRO to Remediate the Flood Damage in Your Mississauga Home!

Southern Ontario is no stranger to sudden and intense rainfall. One moment you can be enjoying a sunny day on your porch, and then within an hour, the weather has suddenly changed and become violent. It is easy for some of the older homes to suffer under such pressure. Fortunately, help is not far.

Calling for professional help to clean up the flood damage in your Mississauga home quickly is the best thing that you can do during a flash-flooding situation. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is to get to you as soon as possible. You might wonder why it even matters since it is likely the roads are flooded, making travel difficult. However, here at SERVPRO, we can combat this issue by: 

  • Using pre-packed vehicles, so we're ready to go as soon as we can
  • Using a GPS to ensure we are taking the quickest route to your home
  • Mapping alternative routes that are not flooded to your home 

Even when our technicians face difficult driving conditions, we still focus on doing everything we can to get to your home as quickly as possible.

Imagine that the home you live in is older now, and the roof truly needed to be replaced last summer. An intense storm could quickly flood your home and leave you desperately trying to put pots and pans under leaks. SERVPRO can tarp over your roof, to keep rainwater out and then use extractors and wet/dry vacuums to remove water from inside of your home. Should some of the affected areas have carpeting, we can use rover-mounted extractors to simultaneously pull moisture from your carpet and dry it at the same time. Lastly, after any needed demolition, move-outs, or flood cuts, our technicians can set up drying equipment.

While it might seem like we have to make a bit of a mess before we can make anything better, trust our technicians. It is always our aim to deliver your home to you in its preloss state. 

If your home needs flood remediation, get help now! Communicate with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're ready to help! 

What You Can Do If Your Basement Floods Due to a Burst Pipe

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

a broken copper pipe that is leaking water When your home suffers from a situation like a burst pipe, quick action is necessary. Contact our certified SERVPRO team for water removal services.

SERVPRO Can Offer You Fast and Expert Water Removal Services!

Many new Canadian homes have unfinished basements when they're sold, so the owners have options about what they would like to do with the extra space. Some people build entire apartments, and others create gym spaces. However, what happens when that space becomes flooded before a homeowner can get the chance to do something with it?

Should a situation like a burst pipe cause flooding in your basement, do not hesitate to reach out for professional and local Malton water removal services. Here at SERVPRO, we're water damage experts, and we can help you with: 

  • Cleaning up the excess water
  • Setting up drying equipment to help ensure there is no lingering excess moisture
  • Cleaning the space, so the chances of microbial growth are even lower

Our technicians are expertly trained, and our best have thousands of hours of experience under their belts. Once inside, and after assessment, our technicians can create a remediation plan that can help leave you feeling "Like it never even happened." As you might guess, our first step is to remove the standing water from your basement.

SERVPRO uses industry-grade advanced equipment. We have water extractors mounted on our signature-green trucks, which allows us to remove significant volumes of water from your property all at once. With the excess gone, our technicians can focus on using drying equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers to help draw moisture out of the structure of your home and the concrete flooring. Any impacted insulation can be bagged up, disposed of, and then replaced. We do all of the work for you, so you do not have to interrupt your busy life. Let us help you, and we can make it our goal to leave you feeling happy and satisfied! 

If your home needs water removal services, call today! Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're available 24/7!

Act Quickly When Your Mississauga Home Needs Water Damage Restoration

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded kitchen with water covering the floor Many appliances have a certain life span. When they fail, water damage can follow. Contact SERVPRO to quickly assess and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Provide You With Swift Water Damage Mitigation

As the summer heat sets in, many people look for new ways to stay cool. Having a refrigerator that dispenses ice and cold water at any given time is a necessity in the 86 F+ weather that June, July, and August can bring. However, to have a fridge that can do such things, a water supply line must be connected to the unit. If all goes well, this is no issue at all for your home.

However, should the water supply line break, or be installed incorrectly, you could quickly find your kitchen urgently needs the help of local Mississauga water damage restoration technicians. Imagine pooling water, which is centered around your refrigerator and spreading outward. Excess moisture can impact: 

  • Walls
  • Baseboards
  • Flooring
  • Your belongings

Immediately calling SERVPRO can make a significant difference when it comes to the restoration of your home. Quick action can help prevent microbial growth and the demolition of damaged materials, which helps prevent waste from going into the landfill. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is to be as green as possible, which is one of the many reasons We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our first step would be to remove the excess water pooling on your floor in a situation like the one described above. From there, we can begin to make decisions about the best course of remediation based on the building materials in your kitchen. Remediating a tile floor is distinct from hardwood or linoleum and requires a different technique.

Our SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians know if your home may need floor cuts, a new floor, or a quick set-up of our advanced technological devices. Trust us to help you during your time of need. We're proud to help you get back to your everyday life.

If you need water damage restoration, don't wait. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're open and here to help!

Who Can Help Handle Fire Damage Restoration in Mississauga Businesses?

6/9/2021 (Permalink)

a computer on fire at a desk When a fire affects your business, quick actions are mandatory. After everyone is safe and the firefighters leave, contact SERVPRO for remediation.

A Certified and Reputable Restorer like SERVPRO Can Handle Any Magnitude of Fire Damage Restoration in Your Mississauga Business

Whether at your commercial building or business, a fire is one of the most traumatic and terrifying events. A fire's intensity and ferocity can make business owners feel utterly fragile and cause massive property damage and loss. If a reputable restorer like SERVPRO conducts fire damage restoration on your property, we can help you save as much property as possible.

General Effects of Fire Damage 

The damage caused by fires did not stop when the flames died out. When faced with fire damage in your Mississauga business, you may lose your cherished belongings, inventory, as well as the roof over your heads. Your business can face financial difficulties and be unable to trade. To ensure effective restoration, the SERVPRO team of professionals uses advanced equipment and tools. We also ensure to take the necessary steps to secure the affected area, including:

  • Maintain Structural Integrity
  • Temporary Roof Cover-Up and Board Up
  • Install Temporary Fencing

The smoke and soot generated by a fire in a business can be difficult to remove independently. During a burn, the staining normally extends beyond the surface. Only a thorough cleaning, sanding, and refinishing can remove the smoke.

We use various chemical actions when cleaning surfaces in an affected property. We can use rusticide, an oxalic-phosphorus acid solution, to remove rust stains on metallic surfaces. The product has a pH of 2 and dissolves rust stains on linen, wool, cotton, and synthetic fibers.

Wasting time when the unfortunate happens only makes matters worse. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 to help you restore your business within a brief period. “Like it never even happened.”

Is A Bucket Enough For Water Removal In Malton Properties?

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

a woman holding a bucket to catch water falling from her ceiling Leaks and the resulting spouting water in your home can be quite overwhelming. Call SERVPRO 24/7 to come out to your home and assess the damage.

Water Removal in Malton Homes Require Advanced Equipment and Tools That Only Reliable Restorers like SERVPRO Use

Discovering a water leak on your property is not pleasant. Sprinkler system failures and roof failure can cause significant damage in your Malton home. Your next decision defines how extensive the damage spreads.

Acting fast by involving SERVPRO restorers to help with water removal in your Malton home is the best decision. We respond within the shortest time possible since we understand how fast water damage can spread. Delaying water removal can lead to: 

  • Mold growth 
  • Persisting odors 
  • Wood wrapping
  • Structural instability 

How do restorers conduct water removal? 

For effective and fast water removal, we use advanced equipment and tools and unique but approved products. If the water has already saturated building materials, we extract the moisture through evaporation and dehumidification.

We can use desiccant dehumidifiers with two 20 inches reinforced duct lines. The equipment uses chemicals called desiccants that absorb moisture. It produces heat that passes through the desiccant material to the affected area via one of the duct lines. After heating the affected area, the other duct line extracts moisture from the building. We prefer desiccants dehumidifiers since:

  • The equipment acts effectively in drier and cooler conditions
  • It produces the driest air with the lowest vapor
  • The machine works effectively when the intake air is cooler and drier

Poor water removal can lead to irreversible damages that may cause a fortune to repair. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for fast water mitigation in your business. “We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.” Call us today at (905) 238-7376.

Is a Bucket and Mop Enough for an Effective Water Damage Restoration in Mississauga?

5/30/2021 (Permalink)

a broken white pipe that is leaking water When facing a broken pipe situation, water damage can result. Call our certified technicians right away for water removal and remediation services.

Effective Water Damage Restoration in Mississauga Requires the Skills of a Professional Restorer like SERVPRO

Severe water damage in your home is one of the most devastating situations. Broken pipes, leaking equipment, and more severe problems like sewage dumps can cause major problems in your Mississauga home. Ensure to involve professional restorers like SERVPRO on time to get your home back to its original state. 

Act fast to save as much as possible 

Also, small amounts of water can cause mold to grow in as little as 24 hours. If water damage restoration in your Mississauga home is delayed for an extended period, it can also cause structural issues that you might not be aware of until it is too late. SERVPRO restorers ensure to extract excess water and clean your property within the shortest time possible. Professionals trained in the safety and sanitization of water-damaged properties should conduct the cleaning.

Cleaning may take various forms, including:

  • Spray and wipe cleaning
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wet cleaning

To clean any object as thoroughly as possible, our restorers may use foam, abrasive, or immersion cleaning techniques. If mold remediation is needed, this phase may also include it.

We can use quaternary compounds, which can be mixed with nonionic detergents, to clean surfaces in the affected area. The product ensures to act against a wide range of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Also, the product can deodorize your property since it has a very pleasant odor.

Do not stress over water damage to your property. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga today at (905) 238-7376 for a hassle-free restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Local Mississauga Commercial Water Removal Services?

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle You can rely upon the professionals of SERVPRO completely for fast and effective water cleanup.

SERVPRO Can Help You With the Water Removal in Your Mississauga Business! 

Mississauga is a part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA,) and is well known throughout the country for its busy streets. It is named for the original Indigenous group who lived in the area for many centuries, the Mississauga Anishinaabe. Due to its location adjacent to Lake Ontario, the area has been rich in trade routes since colonization began in the 1600s. 

Mississauga Facts and History: 

The population of Mississauga was estimated to be around 720,000 in 2016. However, because of its position in the GTA, and how close the surrounding cities are, the metropolitan area houses almost six million. Pre-colonization, it is unknown how many people were in the area, but it was thought to be inhabited by Iroquois, Algonquin, and Mississauga. 

Mississauga was settled as an independent city in 1805. Furthermore, the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW,) one of the major highways running through the city, was constructed in 1935. Nearby, the Credit River lays, as well as Lake Ontario. 

Notable Places In and Around Mississauga: 

Mississauga is adjacent to Toronto and therefore shares many of the same interests and attractions. Some places to see include: 

  • Port Credit: A French-influenced shopping area with beautiful landscapes and eateries. 
  • Rattray Marsh Conservation Area: This patch of land, marsh, and lake is considered an amazing walking or hiking trail connecting to Jack Darling Park. 
  • CN Tower: The CN Tower was once the tallest structure in the world, only recently beat out by a tower in Dubai. 
  • Mississauga Public Library: If you are looking to learn the local history, this library has many historical newspapers kept digitally. 

Commercial Water Removal Services? 

No matter how your Mississauga store came to need water removal services, here at SERVPRO, we've got your back. The GTA, in general, is known for its endless restaurants and shopping centers. Moreover, there are so many various cultures present in the area that you can find whatever ethnic foods or goods you need. 

Owning a small shop is a great way to engage with the local community, but the area is so big people can easily forget about a store that's been closed too long. Never wait to get help for your store when water damage strikes- do not become a forgotten business fad. When you need help with any of the following services, call us: 

  • Water Damage Remediation
  • Water Removal Services
  • Water Clean Up
  • Water Damage Repairs

For the sake of an example, let us say your shop became damaged due to a leaking pipe. Merchandise is at risk, as well as your foot traffic. At SERVPRO, we're open whenever you need us, no matter the time or the weekday. Should you need assistance, we can: 

  • Send expertly trained technicians
  • Use industry-grade advanced equipment designed for water removal
  • Arrive at your location when you need us, day or night
  • Set up drying equipment to reduce excess moisture

Never wait to get help when you need water removal services. Call us at SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing (905) 238-7376. We're available 24/7! 

Are their Professional Services for Sewage Cleanup in Mississauga?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded room We understand the need for rapid response to minimize the loss of your property after a flood occurs. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

SERVPRO Can Provide Technicians for Flood Damage Recovery in Mississauga

A flooding event can lead to road overflow or overload private sewer systems leading to a backup. These issues involve biohazardous substances and can be harmful to your health. Sewer gases can also be dangerous if ingested or breathed.. Our technicians receive specific training on dealing with contamination and contaminated water issues from flooding. 

Water contamination is common in flood damage restoration of Mississauga homes. Infectious waste may include things like sewage, floodwater, or condensation from air-conditioning systems. These issues also have present secondary damage potential, resulting from the buildup of microbial organisms like bacteria, viruses, or mold in the home. 

  • Containing the affected area using polyethylene sheets or negative air pressure machines is essential when dealing with biohazards.
  • We use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered disinfectants and bleaches for residential properties.
  • Wastewater is filtered and disposed of correctly in line with EPA guidance and legal regulations. 

Avoid potentially harmful water contamination issues in your home. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for flood damage at (905) 238-7376.

When do Mississauga Residents Need Water Damage Remediation?

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Water on floor Don't let water take over your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO help restore your water damaged home back to its original state.

SERVPRO Water Damage Professionals in Mississauga Can Help Mitigate Losses after Water Intrusion

If a burst pipe, faulty appliance, or blockages lead to large amounts of water entering the home, you may need to enlist professional assistance. Water can impact property in several ways, and failure to act quickly can lead to expensive or even permanent damages. 

SERVPRO is a local restoration service that can help with water damage in Mississauga. Understanding psychrometric science is an essential utility to mitigating losses in a wet property. High humidity can be as harmful as liquid water exposure to your home. Our technicians can measure and control specific humidity to prevent excessive damages.

  • Specific humidity measures in grains per pound (GPP) of moisture in the air.
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers are helpful in reducing GPP.
  • Specific humidity is a more accurate measure of moisture in the air than relative humidity and is measured using a thermo-hygrometer.

Avoid the costly after-effects of water intrusion in the home. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water damage assistance at (905) 238-7376.

Is Fire Damage in a Malton Home Permanent?

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle parked in front of home Fire damage can be quite overwhelming when it happens in your home. Call SERVPRO right away after an event.

SERVPRO is an Expert Service that Can Help Malton Residents with House Fire Cleanup 

Malton is the sixth-largest city in Canada, rivaling Toronto as a must-visit destination in North America. The town, a part of Ontario, is a dining center that offers up fantastic local produce alongside progressive arts and culture, which has become Malton's trademark. The mixture of traditional activities, outdoor scenery, and thriving contemporary culture has seen Malton develop into a top tourist destination for those visiting Canada. The region effortlessly brings together its traditional tea-rooms and historical sites with modern shopping and cultural activity. Each year thousands of visitors descend on Malton to experience a less touristy Canadian culture than that offered by its rivals Toronto and Niagara.

Historical buildings in Malton date back to the nineteenth century, with some of the highlights being the traditional Tea Rooms at Robinson Bray House and the Georgian-styled Benares House. The Bray House, in particular, opens out onto a quaint main street featuring many historic buildings while in-house dining is catered for by local pastry chef Melanie Howsam. Celebration Square is at the heart of Malton, which provides free entertainment for the whole family. Highlights include the numerous music festivals that take place annually and enormous ice skating rinks that open throughout the winter season. Typical food options include Egyptian and Japanese cuisine. 

  • The Casa Loma is a stunning period revival of Gothic Architecture that opens to the public as a tourist attraction throughout the year. Initially built in 1914, the castle-like mansion was the permanent residence of Sir Henry Pellat. The adjacent gardens are also open to the public throughout the year. 
  • Canada's Wonderland is one of Canada's largest theme parks, with 134 hectares of rollercoaster rides, water slides, and entertainment. The park opens daily during the summer season, running until Labour Day, when it closes for the winter season. 
  • The Fo Guang Shan Temple is a highlight of the local culture, which runs regular tours for visitors. The tours comprise an exploration of ancient Chinese philosophy, art, and dining rooms. The temple remains a fully-active Buddhist temple for Malton's Chinese residents. 

SERVPRO Runs Expert Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup for Malton Residents

Housefires do happen. Fortunately, SERVPRO is a locally-run company that provides expert restoration technicians to the residents of Malton. We can restore indoor air-quality, tackle odor and remove stubborn smoke stains from your home including:

  • Smoke damage 
  • Fire restoration
  • House fire cleanup

Our contents cleaning services are specially designed to return upholstery, fabrics, and clothing to their preloss condition after a home emergency. 

  • Dry cleaning services can help to alleviate concerns about smoke-damaged clothing or textiles. 
  • Using Esporta mechanical washing machines, our technicians can remove up to 99% of soils from fabrics following a fire. 
  • Our tiered carpet cleaning approach can help to restore a property to its preloss condition after the fire. 

Avoid costly damages associated with fire. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for fire damage restoration at (905) 238-7376 now.

What Is The Most Effective Way To Remove Odour During Fire Restoration?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Combines Different Approaches for Thorough Deodorisation of Mississauga Homes 

Bad odour is one expected outcome of fire incidents since odorous materials accumulate in open and hidden areas of the property. Some of the odour may dissipate after cleanup, but in most cases, further intervention is necessary to remove all lingering traces of odour. 

Deodorisation is the fire restoration procedure Mississauga residences require to regain their preloss state. Like other restoration processes, a single deodorisation method is not likely to deliver the best outcome. Professional restoration services combine several approaches to ensure all odour sources are addressed. Typical methods include:

  • Air filtration
  • Thermal Fogging
  • Use of activated oxygen 

Since smoke is made up of various substances, including fine residues and vapour, some remain suspended in the air making the property smell.  One way our SERVPRO technicians eliminate such substances from the air is by running air filtration devices with HEPA filters in the affected rooms to capture residues as small as 0.3 microns.

Odour molecules might also be embedded deep into porous materials making it difficult to remove them. Our technicians use approaches that overcome the physical challenge of reaching the odour. Thermal fogging helps deliver odour counteractants deep into materials. Alternatively, we use activated oxygen from ozone and hydroxyl generators to break down odour molecules.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga goes the extra mile during fire restoration to leave your property odour-free. Call (905) 238-7376 for assistance.

Appropriate Response to Flood Damage Incidents in Mississauga

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Avails Any Necessary Resources to Restore Flood Damage

On the shores of Lake Ontario lies Mississauga City, a transportation hub and an excellent shopping destination. One of the leading transportation assets in the city is the Pearson International Airport which is connected to seven major highways including the Ontario 401 Express and the Express Toll Route. The city was incorporated in 1974.  Initially, it was known as Toronto Township but was later renamed Mississauga.

The name was derived from the name of indigenous people in the area known as the Mississaugas of the Credit. The naming was rather peculiar since it was a contest where residents were requested to suggest their preferred name. Suggestions ranged from the absurd like ‘Banana Peel’ to the mischievous ones like ‘Police State Village’. In the end, three names, Malton, Sheridan, and Mississauga stood out, and residents chose Mississauga in a plebiscite.

A Perfect Urban Setting for Cyclists

Cycling is gaining popularity in most cities since it is a convenient way to beat traffic and is environmentally friendly. Incorporating cycling in daily routines is also a positive way to maintain fitness for an urban dweller. Mississauga offers the best experience for cyclists since it has a long term Cycling Master Plan created in 2010 that seeks to establish 897 kilometres of city-wide infrastructure over 27 years. By 2018, the city’s cycling map had already accumulated approximately 500 kilometres of interconnected paths, trails, bicycle lanes, signed bike routes and segregated bike lanes which have physical barriers separating them from the overall traffic. Some of the roads in the city with segregated bike lanes include: 

  • Burnhamthorpe Road
  • Dundas Street
  • Hurontario Street
  • Lakeshore Boulevard

Flooding Issues in Mississauga

Although there is no major flooding problem in Mississauga, occasional incidents cause severe hardship to residents. One memorable case was a flash flood incident in the Greater Toronto Area in 2013. 100mm of rainfall inundated the area in a day submerging roads and interrupting the GO train line. Many of the people inconvenienced en route from work also arrived home to find their houses submerged. Apart from the extreme incidents affecting the GTA, minor incidents affect specific neighbourhoods. Some of the vulnerable areas include:

  • Cooksville Creek which was initially affected in 2009 and was still in recovery during the 2013 floods
  • Applewood mostly affected because of the Little Etobicoke Creek
  • Lisgar which floods primarily because of water build up in foundation drain collection systems

How Does SERVPRO Help Restore Mississauga Homes with Basements after Flood Damage?

Floodwater tends to accumulate faster in basements since they are positioned at the lowest points of homes. Restoring the basement may require several processes including removing the water, cleaning and drying. It is a challenging process for several reasons:

  • Its low elevation necessitates more effort to pump out water
  • Basements are rarely empty so renovation may only be possible after moving out items
  • The water removal approach can affect the foundation of the structure
  • Faulty or broken sump pumps can exacerbate the flood damage

SERVPRO uses various resources to overcome these challenges. For instance, we have submersible pumps that simplify water extraction. If the water contains solid materials such as silt or mud, we have self-priming trash pumps to handle such extraction. Our crews are also well versed with content move-outs.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga responds to flood damage appropriately. Call us at (905) 238-7376 to assist you.

What is the Fastest Way to Repair Commercial Fire Damage?

2/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Has Excellent Commercial Restoration Technicians for Businesses in Malton

A premises fire could occur as the result of a snack room mishap or faulty appliance. Even a relatively small fire can cause significant cosmetic damage to a Malton business. SERVPRO technicians are organised and efficient when dealing with commercial restoration. 

Businesses with commercial fire damage in Malton should use local restoration services to ensure a quick recovery. Our technicians are close-by, which allows them to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. These qualified technicians can identify and restore your commercial premises to a preloss condition. 

  • Our range of industrial cleaning agents can help tackle stubborn soot or smoke residues that may occur due to a fire. 
  • Using thermal ultra-low volume foggers, we can address unpleasant malodors in the business quickly before using box fans to ventilate the premises and make it safe for use. 
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system inspections are standard during commercial fire recovery.

Business and commercial routines, already under stress due to the current circumstances, do not need further disruptions. We strive to provide a smooth transition from fire damage cleanup to “Like it never even happened.”

If your business suffers an unfortunate fire, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for commercial fire damage restoration at (905) 238-7376.

Is Water Intrusion Expensive to Fix?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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Untreated Water Damage Can Lead to Unnecessary Expense, SERVPRO Can Mitigate Losses for Malton Residents

The presence of moisture in a home can deteriorate over-time, leading to expensive damages. Microbial infestation is another potential risk factor with untreated water intrusion from leaks and breakdowns. SERVPRO is capable of mitigating losses by carrying out complete drying of the property and microbial protection.

All water contains microbes. These microbes can be a leading cause of water damage in your Malton home. Microbial organisms proliferate in the presence of moisture. That can lead to bacteria, mould, or viruses growing in your home. The surest way to mitigate against microbial infestation is to correct the moisture problem. SERVPRO technicians can access and dry parts of your home that have been adversely affected by a slow leak, burst pipe, or structural deficiency.

  • Advanced structural drying equipment is readily accessible by SERVPRO technicians looking to dry cavities in the home.
  • Expert dehumidification, air movement, and temperature control can ensure efficient drying and reduce microbial growth.
  • Using anti-microbial chemicals and disinfectants, our team can prevent long-term water exposure and damage to your property.

Protecting your home against water exposure is vital to reducing expenses and mitigating losses. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for water damage restoration technicians (WRT) at (905) 238-7376.

How do Professional Services Reduce Flood Impact?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Flood Damage in Mississauga Could Permanently Harm your Home without Professional Intervention.

Mississauga is located in the Canadian province of Ontario. The city, which is built on Lake Ontario's shores, has seen steady growth throughout the twentieth century due to its close geographical positioning to Toronto. The city is well-known for its cultural diversity but also as a thriving commercial district. Mississauga was initially a region of several smaller villages and hamlets in the Toronto outskirts. The area was not officially incorporated as a city until the 1970s when the burgeoning population of 722,599 residents saw it become a city within its own rights outside of Toronto. Visitors to Canada frequently fly in through Mississauga's neighbourhoods, Malton, home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The city is comprised of 22 neighbourhoods, which together house over 60 Fortune 500 companies, giving the region a strong business reputation. Most of the city's economy is driven by the banking and insurance sector and tech giants Hewlett-Packard.

A City Rich in Culture

Culturally, the city plays host to numerous festivals throughout the year. One of the largest celebrations is Carassauga, which celebrates cultures from all over the world. Each year around 300,000 people attend the Carassauga festival. In addition to this festival, several smaller festivals celebrate the city's unique cultural diversity, with celebrations for Filipino, Vietnamese and Muslim residents among the most prominent. In terms of entertainment, Mississauga is well-known for its Jazz, with several venues performing live music.

  • Celebration Square is at the centre of Mississauga and hosts ice skating events to live music performances throughout the year. One of the main events is Canada Day, while the annual tree lighting ceremony attracts thousands.
  • Shopping districts in Mississauga are among the largest in Canada, with the Square One shopping centre hosting over 350 retailers. There are also large shopping centres, including the Erin Mills Town Centre.
  • For sports, the Paramount Fine Foods Centre is the largest arena in Mississauga. The stadium hosts junior teams like the Raptors and the Mississauga Steelheads, which play in the Ontario Hockey League.

Repair and Protect your Mississauga Home after Flooding

SERVPRO of North Mississauga can help to restore your home after a storm-related flooding incident. Our technicians are experts at identifying and mitigating potential losses from severe water intrusion. We are available twenty-four-hours a day.

The impact of flood damage to your Mississauga home can be manifold. Our technicians perform professional scoping to ensure your home's structural integrity before moving out contents and performing repairs. We can board-up broken entranceways and quickly remove large bodies of water to mitigate permanent losses.

  • Preparing a property could include installing temporary lighting or power to a flooded property.
  • Our industrial water extraction equipment can remove water quickly and efficiently.
  • SERVPRO uses complete drying techniques to guard against expensive secondary damages.

Mitigate losses in your home using professional restoration services. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga for expert flood damage restoration at (905) 238-7376.

Mississauga Homeowners Participate in Educational Workshops

1/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician hard at work Fire restoration is no joke especially when it comes to your home. Call SERVPRO for the restoration services needed no matter how bad the fire was.

Personal Finance Literacy Aids Mississauga Residents in Overcoming Fiscal Challenges

Financial Hub on Brittania Road in Mississauga hosts a free, online Personal Finance Literacy Workshop on January 20, 2021, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. During these trying times, some guidance from a fresh perspective can help residents find creative and reliable solutions to meet their monetary needs.

This event focuses on several important building blocks for establishing and maintaining your finances, including:

  • Managing debts and increasing personal cash flow
  • Accumulating assets and how to protect them
  • Planning for retirement and preserving personal wealth

The Personal Finance Literacy Workshop has several dates available through February 3. Potential attendees must RSVP before the online workshop goes live to attend. Individuals of all levels of financial literacy are welcome. However, this course is geared more toward those who are new to the ideas presented in this workshop.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga responds quickly to fire damage in Mississauga homes. Call (905) 238-7376 to return your home to a preloss state.

Make New Friends While Earning Volunteer Hours in Mississauga

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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Mississauga’s New Youth Council Encourages Creativity and Community Service

The Museums of Mississauga’s New Youth Council is accepting new members. Students looking for fun ways to earn volunteer hours and make new friends are encouraged to sign up. This group recruits local youth ages 15 to 21 for meetings every Thursday from September through June. Meet times are 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Opportunities available through the New Youth Council include:

  • Going on field trips and participating in community service projects
  • Learn about the rich local history of Mississauga
  • Host and plan activities for the Museums as well as the Small Arms Inspection Building

Students can work together to create artistic marvels and other creative final projects that push contemporary art ever forward during their tenure. The next meeting is Thursday, January 14.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga preserves homes affected by flood damage in Mississauga at any time of the day or night. Call (905) 238-7376 for emergency mitigation and restoration services.

Protecting Mississauga Properties from Mould, Water Damage, and Property Loss

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga Ensures That Local Businesses Look “Like It Never Even Happened.”

Mississauga is a sprawling community near Toronto with a booming business district that has accelerated its growth considerably. This city is also home to the busiest airport in Canada, Toronto Pearson International Airport. The name Mississauga originates from Anishinaabe “Misi-zaagiing,” which translates roughly to “[Those at the] Great River-Mouth.” It is closely associated with Ojibwe “Misswezahging,” or “a river with many outlets.”

Before Europeans began to settle the area in the 17th century, the Mississauga region was home to several First Nations tribes that primarily spoke Algonquian and Iroquoian. The Credit River Valley was the most populated by indigenous peoples. Many of them traded with the French, including the Algonquian Mississauga tribe. By the beginning of the 18th century, however, the Mississaugas were driven out of the valley by the Iroquois.

Like many other cities in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is not a centralized urban metropolis. It is a diverse confederacy of towns and neighborhoods. They eventually coalesced into a city with a unique identity of its own after the formation of Toronto Township in the early 19th century, which initially included most modern-day Mississauga.

Today, this diverse gem of Ontario sports a population of over 720,000 as of 2016. These figures make it the second-largest city in Greater Toronto, third in Ontario, and sixth in Canada overall.

Notable Saugans include such names as:

  • Hockey player John Tavares
  • Actor Dameon Clarke
  • Instagram influencer Maddie Orlando
  • Novelist Mona Awad
  • Photographer Jason Pagaduan

The Mississauga Tribe: Then and Now

Much of the Anishinaabe moved from Niagara Falls to Michigan, particularly along Lake Erie and southern Michigan. The tribal histories considered them “lost.” Others, like the Mississaugas, moved along the Credit River to what is now Georgian Bay.

The Mississauga petitioned the Michigan Anishinaabe to return to a “good path.” The other tribe responded by migrating from the Detroit area to Manitoulin Island after forming the Council of Three Fires. The Anishinaabe and Mississaugas maintained a presence on the island and along the Mississagi River for centuries. The Anishinaabe were so populous that, by the mid-1600s, their language became the indigenous lingua franca, surpassing the Great Lakes Wendat’s Wyandot language.

In the late eighteenth century, near the end of the American Revolution, Britain purchased Mississauga lands in a compact known today as the Haldimand Deed. This agreement detailed the gifting of the land promised to the Haudenosaunee tribe. However, the British Crown and Canada instead made land grants to white settlers, namely British Loyalists. The Haudenosaunee would instead gift land to the Mississaugas so they could become the Mississaugas of the Credit. The Canadian government would eventually pay reparations to the tribe in a $145 million settlement.

The Mississauga people today are a subset of the Ojibwe nation, who now number over 200,000 total. Six First Nations and numerous reserves comprise the Mississaugas today and include:

  • Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • Curve Lake First Nation
  • Hiawatha First Nation
  • Mississauga First Nation
  • Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
  • Alderville First Nation

Sports and Recreation in Mississauga

Sports, particularly hockey, are a crucial part of today’s Mississauga makeup, and the city is home to a plethora of teams.

Local hockey teams and leagues include:

  • The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League’s Mississauga Chargers
  • The Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Mississauga Chiefs
  • The Greater Toronto Hockey League
  • Mississauga Girls Hockey League
  • Mississauga Hockey League

Hockey teams in the city play at over 13 arenas, with the Paramount Fine Foods Centre primary among them. This arena, formerly known as the Hershey Centre, is the primary venue for junior hockey league teams like the Mississauga Steelheads and the Raptors 905. The original team, the Paramount Centre, was built for the Mississauga IceDogs, has since been renamed the Niagara IceDogs after moving to St. Catharines. Other former home teams of the Paramount Fine Foods Centre include the indoor soccer team Mississauga MetroStars and the National Basketball League of Canada’s Mississauga Power.

Other sports with active Mississauga teams include box lacrosse, roller hockey, Canadian football, and cricket. Sporting clubs in the city accommodate activities like figure skating, synchronized swimming, and soccer. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore almost 500 wooded parks and nature preserves, including over 100 kilometers of hiking trails.

What Tools Does SERVPRO Use for Commercial Water Damage Detection?

When businesses are hit by commercial water damage, Mississauga entrepreneurs can count on SERVPRO to respond within the first 24 hours after the initial contact. Response times are often as short as four to five hours. After consulting with owners and insurance adjusters about damage on the property, technicians must assess the damage with industrial-grade moisture measurement tools calibrated to measure moisture content for various surfaces accurately.

Initial readings are crucial for establishing drying goals and finding water damage hidden behind walls, ceilings, and floors. Tools utilized include:

  • Moisture sensors, which are built to detect moisture carpeting and the pad underneath. This process aids technicians in determining whether your business’s subfloors are saturated as well. However, moisture sensors cannot measure the amount of damage present, only whether it is there or not.
  • Moisture meters come in penetrating and non-penetrating varieties and are calibrated for such surfaces as wood and drywall. Penetrating meters determine moisture content using insulated conductive probes, while non-penetrating meters can rely on capacitance, radio frequencies, or conductivity for this task.
  • Thermo-hygrometers are essential for comparing relative humidity and temperature in affected and unaffected spaces on your commercial property. They are also critical for ensuring that air from dehumidifiers and ventilation reaches appropriate temperatures and moisture content to keep your business dry.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga responds Faster To Any Size Disaster to commercial disasters when business owners call (905) 238-7376.

Boost Your Energy With A Winter Ready Workshop In Malton

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

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Feel Good This Festive Season With Help From Nature In Malton

Winter is the time for colds and sniffles, especially in a chilly place like Malton. Why not give your system a boost with a free Winter Ready workshop in nearby Mississauga? You will learn:

  • The basics of essential oils and how they work.
  • The top ten essential oils to keep on hand.
  • How to use essential oils in your home this winter.

Throughout the class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from an essential oil expert. This is a relaxed and friendly class which is suitable for beginners.

The class takes place at Studio 89 on Friday, December 11, and starts at 7 PM. Bring along a friend and receive a free gift!

With the damp, cold winter weather on the way, it is more important than ever to guard against mould in your home. If you notice signs of fungus, do not worry. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for a friendly mould remediation service.

Enjoy Modern and Historic Delights In The Vibrant City Of Mississauga

12/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Mississauga Has A Long History and Plenty Of Modern Amenities

Mississauga enjoys a beautiful location close to Toronto and on the shore of magnificent Lake Ontario. Mississauga is a fascinating city with a multicultural popular, and thriving business district. At the last census, it had a population of 721,599.

Being so close to Toronto makes Mississauga popular as a commuter town – and it has a lot to offer residents and visitors in its own right. Mississauga's multicultural vibe makes sense when you consider that, historically, the city was always composed of different communities.

A City Of Many Villages

In 1805, officials from York (that is now called Toronto) purchased 84,000 acres of land from the Mississaugas (the native people of the area.) That parcel of land became Toronto Township, which despite its name, is not part of Toronto.

Mississauga continued to grow throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many villages sprung up in the area, which was mostly agricultural. There were many fruit orchards in the area, plus a handful of brickworks and grist mills. This collection of villages officially became a town in 1968. Prior to becoming a town, there was a public consultation on the new town's name, with officially eventually choosing "Mississauga" over "Sheridan."

Mississauga is unusual in consisting of so many villages joined together under one name. Today, this history can be seen in the number of vibrant and different communities that make up the city. These include:

  • Erin Mills, a large, suburban district that was precisely planned out as a new town and incorporates suburban living and a thriving business community.
  • Churchill Meadows, a modern and cosmopolitan community with a striking visual character, thanks to the classic touches the architects added to the contemporary homes.
  • Port Credit sits on Lake Ontario's shores and includes a heritage district with strong ties to its past. There was a trading post on the site in the late eighteenth century, and the area has been occupied ever since.
  • Malton was built on a historic settlement site and is now a modern working-class neighbourhood with strong ties to the aviation industry and a strong sports community.
  • Clarkson is a middle and upper-class district with historic buildings and museums that link it to its more industrial past. Clarkson started as a small settlement based around its post office (which was operated by members of the Clarkson family for 45 years) and is now a lively community.

 Enjoy Shopping In Mississauga

Historic Mississauga also enjoys many modern amenities. The city is an excellent destination for those who love to shop, thanks to its range of malls, including:

  • Square One Shopping Centre, which is the largest mall in Ontario and the second-largest in all of Canada. The centre boasts over 360 units and welcomes 24 million visitors yearly. 
  • Erin Mills Town Centre is the second largest mall in Mississauga and is conveniently served by several road links and a bus station located behind the centre. It is also famous as a filming location for several movies, including Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and even a game show (Instant Cash.)
  • Dixie Outlet Mall is the largest enclosed outlet mall in Canada and contains many brand names such as Guess, Levis, Calvin Klein, and Nike.

A Derailed Train Gives Mississauga An Explosive History

Mississauga has not been without potential disasters. In 1979, a 106-car train derailed while carrying explosives and chemicals such as caustic soda, propane, and chlorine. The tragedy happened because an incorrectly lubricated bearing on one of the wheels heated up. At first, the friction caused sparks and smoke, and then it drove an axle and a pair of wheels to fall off entirely.

The damaged undercarriage derailed the train, and several propane tanks exploded, causing a knock-on effect that ruptured several other tanks filled with dangerous materials. The resulting explosion was so powerful that it could be seen from 60 miles away and sent a fireball 5,000 ft into the air.

Thanks to some quick thinking and a suggestion from his father-in-law (who happened to be the train engineer), the brakeman was able to shut an air brake angle spigot. This let him detach some of the cars and move the front part of the train down the line and away from danger.

Although firefighters were able to cool the tanks, there was a release of chlorine into the air. Concerned for residents' safety, officials ordered 200,000 people to evacuate their homes. The Mississauga evacuation was the largest in peace-time North American until Hurricane Katrina. In the aftermath, officials decreed that any train carrying hazardous chemicals through populated areas in North America must be fitted with a hotbox detector to detect rising heat.

The Mississauga derailment is also known as the Mississauga miracle because, despite the 5000 ft fireball and dangerous chemicals, no lives were lost.

SERVPRO Knows How To Handle Fire and Smoke Cleanup

The people who were evacuated during the Mississauga derailment were most likely worried about their homes catching fire. Thankfully train derailments are rare, but there are still several things that can cause a fire in the house:

  • Open flames such as hearth fires, candles, and oil burners.
  • Accidents in the kitchen, such as cooking fires or oil spills.
  • Incorrect wiring or damaged appliance leads.
  • A faulty heater or a heater being covered up.

In the event of a fire, SERVPRO is here to help. We aim to restore your home to its pre-fire condition, leaving it, "Like it never even happened." We train our technicians to handle smoke and soot cleanup.

Because we focus on cleaning rather than replacing items, calling us means giving your belongings the best chance of rescue. We can clean soot from furniture, keepsakes, clothes, linen, drapes, and toys. We know that lingering smoke smells are a problem after a fire, so we also take care of deodorization to leave your home fresh.

Do not despair if a fire strikes your home. SERVPRO of North Mississauga will take care of every aspect of fire and smoke cleanup. Call us at (905) 238-7376.

Enjoy Some Holiday Happenings In Mississauga This December

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Two people walking down a road. This December go enjoy the fun at Erin Mills Town Centre Mall. Or enjoy the festivities online.

Drop By Erin Mills Centre In Mississauga For Festive Cheer

Erin Mills Town Centre Mall is getting in the holiday spirit this December with festive fun for all the family. Kids will love:

  • Sharing their wish list with Santa and having their photo taken.
  • Donating a gift to the Toys for Tots campaign to spread some seasonal cheer.
  • Getting their very own take-home gift wrapping kit for some crafty fun.

If you would rather stay warm at home, there are pet photos and stories with Santa available online.

Open every day until the end of the year apart from Christmas day. Photos with Santa require registration, and different photo packages are available.

You will need to wrap up warm to go out in the winter weather. It is also a good idea to prepare your home for winter to help prevent the need for storm damage cleanup. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for help and advice.

The Mississauga Area Seasons Christmas Show

11/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle This holiday season, depend on SERVPRO's experienced and reliable technicians. We are available 24/7, 365 which includes holidays and weekends.

The Seasons Christmas Show is Coming to the International Centre in Mississauga, ON

There is a lot of fun things to do and shop for when the holiday season rolls around. If you are on the look out for great Christmas décor and other wares, you will find a broad range of options from about 300 exhibitors when browsing around at the Seasons Christmas Show. This massive event takes place at the International Centre, where you will find everything from handmade gifts and stocking stuffers to local artisan foods, crafts, and so much more. As a great event for the entire family, this is the ultimate way to immerse yourself in the season's offerings while supporting a lot of your local vendors.

  • Dates: November 20 through November 22, 2020
  • Times: 10 am to 8 pm on November 20, and 10 am to 6 pm on November 21
  • Location: The International Centre, Hall 5 Entrance, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, ON

SERVPRO of North Mississauga is a proud supporter of all local businesses, vendors, and seasonal events. Why call us for water removal if you have an issue inside your home? We have industrial-grade equipment and proven methods to ensure your home gets restored to preloss condition! Call our office 24/7 at (905) 238-7376 to enlist our skilled technicians' help.

Mississauga & Area Women in Business Meetups Scheduled for November 18th

11/10/2020 (Permalink)

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The Meadowvale Community Centre Plays Host to the Latest MAWB Meetup for Upscaling your Business

Small business owners of the Mississauga area can come together to discuss ideas, learn about social media marketing, and receive specific, technical assistance in running their business. The MAWB group is run by Christine Hull & Associates, who offers business and management consultancy to young, independent local area companies. 

The Meadowvale Community Centre is located at Glen Erin Drive and plays host to this meetup between 9 am and 12 pm on November 18th. Expert advice and guidance can help your business to reach its full potential. 

  • This activity is a ticketed event. You can purchase the tickets ahead of time by visiting their website. 
  • Bring your business plan, portfolio, or marketing strategy for analysis from experts in the field.
  • Learn how to expand your business by leveraging social media marketing tools like Instagram, Facebook, and Mailchimp.  

Properties close to the coast are more likely to have moisture problems, leading to mould growth. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

Are Medications Safe to Use after Flood Extraction?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Mississauga Residents Concerned about the Safety of Medication after Flood Extraction

Residents of Mississauga are no strangers to the damage a storm can cause. Last year, emergency services had to rescue three people who had become trapped in their cars during street flooding in the North end of the city. In that case, a combination of poor drainage due to road works and some very heavy rain created a drainage problem and a subsequent flood. But even without road works, the area is prone to flooding due to storms and heavy rain.

There are many worrying things to consider after a disaster. One such concern is medication safety - many residents take regular medication prescribed by their doctor. Some medicines are life-preserving, while others control certain conditions or relieve pain. Customers often ask SERVPRO if it is safe to take their medication after flood extraction in their Mississauga homes. The answer depends on whether or not the floodwater contaminated the medicine.

How do you know whether it is safe to take medication after flood extraction?

You must be very careful with medications after a flood:

  • If medications in their original packaging (such as screw-top caps or snap lids) come into contact with floodwater, discard them
  • If medications are stored in other containers and come into contact with floodwater, discard them
  • If life saving medications appear completely dry and undamaged, you may use them if you must until you can procure a replacement
  • Drugs that need to be mixed with water before use are safe only if they are uncontaminated, and if you mix them with purified or bottled water
  • You must replace temperature-sensitive drugs such as insulin as soon as possible

Is there a way to keep medication safe during a flood?

You can keep medications in water-tight containers to stop them from becoming contaminated in the event of a flood. Store medicines on an upper storey of the house if possible.

You can also take precautions to reduce the risk of missing a dose, and to make it easier to procure replacements:

  • Keep a list of who in the house takes regular medication, what they take, and the dose
  • Keep an inventory of how much medicine each person has on hand
  • If you know a flood is coming, try to obtain early refills

How does SERVPRO extract floodwater?

Thorough and reliable extraction is critical after a flood. If there are wet fabrics and materials present, the risk of fungal growth rises. Damp building materials can become unstable – wood can warp, and drywall can swell.

Our extraction process includes:

  • Using free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum water from inside your home
  • Using carpet wands to pull water from the surface of carpets and to get into nooks and crannies
  • Disposing of any unsalvageable wet materials to decrease the risk of mold growth

What happens after extraction?

Extraction is just one part of the flood cleanup process.

SERVPRO technicians will set up fans and air movers to evaporate water from the surface of carpets, walls, and furniture. We monitor the moisture and humidity levels at every stage of drying to ensure the levels in your home are acceptable. We also set up dehumidifiers to remove water from the air and create a drier environment. 

We know that dealing with your doctors to get new medications is stressful. Although we cannot help you with the medical side of things, we can lighten the load by coordinating with your home insurer and providing information about your claim. We will also coordinate any necessary home repairs, such as laying down new carpet or replacing water-damaged insulation.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga technicians will keep you in the loop at every stage of the cleanup process. You will never have to wonder what will happen next, what it will cost, or how long it will take – our team will keep you abreast of all vital information.

Will my home smell damp after flood extraction?

We understand that damp smells are a concern for our customers. No one wants to be left with a wet-smelling home. After water extraction and drying, we will deodorize your home using air scrubbers, activated carbon filters, and odor-fighting pellets. We can also use fogging or an ozone generator to fill your home with odor-fighting compounds that get into every nook and cranny.

We understand that a flood is stressful, and there are many things to worry about after it. That is why we take care of assessment, extraction, drying, and deodorizing, so you do not have to concern yourself with those. We aim to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

Are Commercial Restoration Services Accountable?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is a Qualified and Accountable Commercial Water Removal Team for your Mississauga Business

How long does it take for water recovery to get underway?

We understand that your Mississauga business could be losing money for every hour that there is standing water on the premises. Our services guarantee commercial clients an inspection of the site within four hours of notification of loss. Wet premises must undergo loss mitigation as quickly as possible. SERVPRO provides business or property managers with an Authorisation to Perform Services form. Once you provide authorisation, we can begin to mitigate losses in your business. Any actions we complete during the mitigation phase of restoration are recorded in the Water Damage Emergency Services Report.

What information is contained in a Water Damage Emergency Services Report?

  • Company and premises information alongside the permission to complete work onsite
  • Details of emergency services that are needed to reduce the water loss
  • The loss site dimensions, including the type of losses, water contamination category, and job diagrams

How do businesses respond to water intrusion events?

Businesses that suffer minimal losses enlist a commercial water removal company in Mississauga. One of our strengths is responding quickly and performing vital loss mitigation activities at your premises. Getting rid of standing water using extractors or industrial water pumps is just the start of recovering your business. The restoration process involves replacing non-salvageable materials, repainting, or cleaning of the structure and contents. Our SERVPRO crew chiefs are capable of restoring your business to its normal, preloss condition in the shortest time-span possible. 

What are the extra services that make up commercial restoration?

  • Cleaning, fixing, or re-installation of structural components like floors, carpets, and pads
  • Replacing or restoring the ductwork running through premises to ensure heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems are in working order
  • Resetting the contents of business to return them to a preloss condition

Recovering your business quickly from a water loss event is essential to maintaining your revenues and bottom line. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

What to Do When a Storm Causes Lake Ontario to Flood My Home?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

Toronto skyline with Lake Ontario From Toronto to Mississauga--Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Floodwater Removal and Restoration

SERVPRO Can Use Advanced Technology to Remove the Flood Water From Your Mississauga Home!

Discovering that your home desperately needs local Mississauga flood water removal services is not how most homeowners want to start their day. However, when you live adjacent to Lake Ontario, severe storms can jeopardize your home. For example, imagine a scenario where the road to your home floods in ankle-deep water. That water flows down your driveway and then floods your garage, leaving your possessions and camping gear in danger of water damage.

The best thing you can do for your home is to reach out to local Mississauga water removal services. You may think that the floodwaters are less likely to damage your home because the damage is in your garage. However, this is untrue since the excess moisture can still access the framing of your home. Water damage of any kind is time-sensitive- don't allow it to sit and cause more issues.

What Could Happen to My Outdoor Equipment if I Don't Address the Flood Damage?

Neglecting the flood damage in your garage can cause much damage to your expensive possessions. For example:

  • Wet tarps, tents, and camping chairs are a breeding ground for mould and mildew
  • Your outdoor equipment could gain a musty and unpleasant odor
  • Prolonged exposure to excess moisture could ruin sealant on your camping equipment

Furthermore, flooding could also impact the framing of your home. Drywall can absorb water and expose your electrical and insulation to moisture. For the longevity of your home, keep water out.

What Can SERVPRO Do to Remove the Water Damage?

SERVPRO technicians have access to advanced industry-grade technological devices. To remove the water, we can start by:

  • Removing your packed possessions and sending them to our facility for professional treatment and repacking
  • Setting up portable pumps, wet/dry vacuums, and flood drying mats to remove the floodwaters
  • Arrange drying equipment to ensure mould growth is less likely

Here at SERVPRO, we take flood damage remediation very seriously. Our goal is always to make you feel, "Like it never even happened."

If you need flood damage removal, don't wait. Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with SERVPRO of North Mississauga. We're waiting to help you!

Which Closet Items Can Be Kept After Fire Damage?

9/22/2020 (Permalink)

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Mississauga Residents Are Concerned About Fire Damage To Clothes and Cosmetics.

As anyone living in Mississauga knows, your clothes and cosmetics are a vital part of your day! Whether you are high fashion or comfortable and casual, getting dressed is part of every day. Clothes can be costly, so naturally, you want to take good care of them.

If your Mississauga home suffers fire damage, you might wonder whether to try and salvage your clothes and cosmetics, and linen and accessories. There is quite a lot of conflicting information out there. Let us take a look at the SERVPRO approach.

Is it safe to use cosmetics after a fire?

SERVPRO recommends you toss all exposed or soiled cosmetics after a fire. We understand this is frustrating as cosmetics are not cheap, and you do not want to pay to replace all of your makeup, shampoo, soap, and other personal hygiene items. However, even if cosmetics look undamaged, the fire and heat can affect them:

  • Heat can damage plastic cases and break their seals so that microbes and other nasties can get in
  • High heat can also change the chemical composition of cosmetics and make them unsafe to use
  • Tiny particles of fire-fighting chemicals can penetrate cosmetics packaging – these can irritate your skin and scalp

Whether your cosmetics are lightly smoke-damaged or look as though they have escaped unscathed, it is safer to replace them.

What about my clothes?

Some restoration companies will tell you that you cannot save your clothes after fire damage because of soot particles and fire-fighting chemicals. However, SERVPRO of North Mississauga uses a uniquely powerful washing system called ESPORTA, capable of handling soot damage and lingering chemicals.

The ESPORTA system is suitable for:

  • Clothing items of all kinds, from casual jeans to smart business suits
  • Textiles such as duvets, blankets, towels, and other linens
  • Accessories including coats, hats, scarves, and canvas shoes
  • Sports equipment such as jerseys or padded hockey equipment

If your clothes are visibly burned (as opposed to soot damaged), it is usually best to dispose of them. However, for soot damage, ESPORTA can help restore your clothes “Like it never even happened.”


Most traditional washing machines rely on agitation to clean clothes. The engine spins, tumbles, or paddles the clothing items while soaking them in water and detergent. This method has been used since before the second world war and is inefficient.

ESPORTA uses a hydraulic cleaning action, which pushes the detergents into the fabrics and pushes out the contaminants. This is much more effective than other methods – the ESPORTA system cleans up to 90% of items with soot, grime, mould, or odour damage. And it does not merely leave the things clean – it leaves them food-grade clean.

ESPORTA has other advantages, too:

  • It uses detergents that are free from dangerous solvents and phosphates, so it is kinder to the environment
  • It uses as much as 50% less water than traditional wet-washing methods, so it reduces water waste
  • The hydraulic action is much gentler on your clothes than conventional agitation

When will I get my clothes back?

SERVPRO technicians will remove your damaged clothes and textiles from your home as soon as we can, to prevent further soot stains. We take your clothes to our off-site cleaning facility. We aim to return your items within two weeks – we also have an emergency 72-hour service for essential clothing so you can go on with your life.

We take inventory of all textiles and clothes before we pack them out and move them to our cleaning facility. You can rest assured that we will return every item in better condition than it left.

What about drapes and other textiles?

Your clothes and linens are not the only delicate items that can be affected by soot damage. We can also restore larger things like drapes, mattresses, and rugs. We also take care of fire-damaged furniture.

Our policy is to restore and clean wherever possible, and only replace items when there is no other option. This is more cost-effective for you because it is cheaper to clean items than it is to buy new ones. Salvaging everyday objects can also help with the stress of fire damage because the losses do not feel as massive when you still have some well-loved personal belongings and keepsakes around.

We clean drapes and furniture using a range of cleaning methods, such as HEPA vacuuming, hot water extraction, and ultrasonic cleaning. We can also clean and refinish lightly damaged wood surfaces and scrub soot from metal. We dry each item after cleaning and deodorize it to leave it fresh.

For help restoring your closet after fire damage, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

How Can I Dry my Mississauga Home Quickly?

9/7/2020 (Permalink)

interior water damage If your home requires efficient drying, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) Are Experts at Efficient Drying of Residential Properties in Mississauga.

What factors affect drying time?
The Mississauga property can suffer from seasonal rainfall or internal plumbing issues during your period of ownership. A wet property is tough to dry correctly due to a lack of natural ventilation and colder areas within the property. The longer the property is wet, the more likely it is to suffer adverse damages relating to mold or water stagnation. It is essential to manage temperature, air-flow, and humidity inside the structure to maximize drying efficiency. Our technicians can mobilize special drying equipment like venting box fans and rapid air-movers to create an artificial air-flow within the structure. Using your home's central heating or portable furnaces, we can raise the temperature to an optimum level for fast-drying. As water evaporates, it can increase humidity levels, which reduces the potential for fast evaporation. By deploying dehumidifiers, we can regain control of the indoor environment and ensure it remains efficient for drying.

How long should it take to dry a property?
When we perform water damage restoration for Mississauga residents, one of the most important questions for homeowners is how long it takes. We usually work with a ball-park figure of between two and five days to thoroughly dry a property. These estimates can be affected by the size of the property, the extent of damage, and the difficulty we expect to encounter establishing proper drying protocol. SERVPRO recognizes that water issues can be a significant inconvenience for homeowners. Our crew chiefs can communicate with you every step of ensuring that your restoration timeframe is as accurate as possible, allowing you to plan your everyday life with minimal inconvenience.

What are the stages of drying a property?
- Initial assessment using measuring devices
- Drying protocol using psychrometric controls and equipment
- Re-assessment and possible adjustment of drying strategy

If your home requires efficient drying, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

What Can I Do to Remove the Water Damage in My Mississauga Home?

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga Can Assist You With the Water Damage in Your Home!

Picture renovating the old ensuite in your Mississauga home into something sleek and modern, only to have one small mistake cause water damage. Unfortunately, this situation happens quite often. With the rise of Youtube, Instagram, and Pinterest, many people have access to information like never before. Many homeowners decide to save themselves some extra costs by doing the hard work of renovating a section of their home themselves.

There is nothing wrong with a good DIY project, however, if that project caused water damage in your North Mississauga home, you need to know what to do in that situation. Let’s take the example a little further and illustrate it into a more precise focus. Let us say most of the work inside your ensuite was well done, and the entire room was coming together wonderfully. Unfortunately, a small issue with the plumbing connected to your tile shower stopped your work in its tracks. Visualize leaking pipes, trapped between drywall, insulation, and tile. Picture the water running to the floor and then soaking through. This scenario is a breeding ground for not only water damage but mould as well.

What Could Happen if I Left the Leaking Pipes For too Long?

Most average homeowners would not have an accurate idea of how long it takes for water damage in Mississauga to become out of hand. Truth be told, it takes less than seventy-two hours of moisture exposure for microbial growth to form, and that is not the only problem unaddressed water can do. If moisture is left for too long, it can:

  • Cause the wooden framing behind your shower to swell and hold moisture
  • That swollen framing could cause your brand new tile shower to warp or even crack 
  • Insulation is an ideal hot spot for microbial growth, giving it plenty of access to the organic material of your framing 

It is never wise to leave excess water to its own devices for too long. If your home has a water leak or a humidity issue, don’t leave it unaddressed. Get help as soon as possible, for the longevity of your home. While you may worry about expenses, leaving the water can only cause further damage and, therefore, more money over time.

Can SERVPRO Save Our New Shower? 

Here at SERVPRO, we aim to minimise losses. In this example, we could do the following to help preserve the hard work you put into your renovation:

  • Locate all hidden pockets of water with infrared technology, so we know where to deconstruct damaged materials
  • Map our remediation plan out based on the source of the damage
  • Remove drywall and insulation from the other side of the shower, if applicable, and work from that side 
  • Use specialized drying equipment for tight spaces 

Our technicians are trained to find as much excess moisture in your home as possible and get it under control. We provide them with advanced technology to do the job and get it done right, so you can forget about the damage in your home and move on with your life. We do all that we can to minimise waste and reuse materials.

What Advanced Technology Can SERVPRO Use to Dry Out my Bathroom?

Whenever our technicians leave our facility, we send them to you in a green-van full of equipment. The advanced technology we use is specially made to combat the water damage in your home. Our technicians can use:

  • Air blasting tubes, to filter dry air between your walls
  • Heaters, to provide dry and warm air in your bathroom 
  • Axial fans, to keep air moving and dry
  • Dehumidifiers, to get excess moisture inside of your home under control 

All of these devices have their own individual uses, but they become like a harmonious choir when combined. When used in conjunction, our equipment can provide an environment ideal for evaporation to your ensuite, allowing us to control moisture levels inside. Controlling moisture levels inside of your home is essential to ensure humidity does not cause water damage.

Here at SERVPRO, it is our goal to get your bathroom as dry as possible promptly because we know how eager you are to get the DIY renovation finished. Never leave your home to uncertainty. Get professional help, so you can relax and go back to your life, "Like it never even happened."  

If water damage interrupts your day, don’t wait to get help. Dial (905) 238-7376 to speak with a representative of SERVPRO of North Mississauga. Our technicians are happy to help make your day a little brighter.

How Can I Clean Up the Water Damage in My Mississauga Ice Cream Parlor?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

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Call SERVPRO for a Swift Water Extraction from Your Mississauga Retail Store

No Mississauga business owner wants to wake up to a call suggesting their property may be suffering water damage. Imagine a situation where your water provider woke you in the middle of the night and informed you that your shop was using a suspiciously large volume of water during off-hours. Upon investigation, you find a massive puddle of water across the tile floor of your building, coming from the sinks you use to wash your supplies.

As you continue to investigate your Mississauga’s ice cream parlor’s need for water cleanup services, you manage to discover that the water supply line was damaged during the closing cleaning. It leaked for several hours, and the excess of water caused the red flag to go off with your water service provider. You may feel like this situation is hopeless, but here at SERVPRO, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Can SERVPRO Help Me in the Middle of the Night?

Our doors are open 24/7, and we keep them open because we know accidents wait for no one. Here at SERVPRO, we can assure that we:
    •    Arrive whenever you need us, no matter the time or the day of the week
    •    Work discreetly, to help you prevent customer loss
    •    Work swiftly, to minimize foot traffic loss in your business

Our goal is to be available for you whenever you need our help. We understand that it is crucial to get your business back on its feet, so you do not fall behind your competition as you provide your customers with your excellent products.

How Can SERVPRO Remove the Water Quickly?

Our technicians are expertly trained to use various industry-grade devices designed to extract water as speedily as possible. We can:
    •    Begin by extracting the water with devices such as wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps
    •    Clean up any messes left behind and dispose of any damaged materials
    •    Set up drying equipment, to help reduce lingering moisture and microbial growth

Our goal is always to help you get your business in running order as fast as possible.

If you need water cleanup services, get help today. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. Our techs are ready to help you today!

What Is One Of The Most Common Home Insurance Claims For Indoor Flooding In Mississauga?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooding kitchen interior Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for quality water cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Answers Calls for Faulty Washing Machines in Mississauga on a Regular Basis

One of the top five reasons for home insurance claims involving flooding is a faulty washing machine. Once your washing machine has a water leak, it can release massive amounts of water into your Mississauga home.

What causes washing machine leaks?

Faulty or worn out hoses are the most common reason for washing machine water loss. Flooding can be extensive, considering the water supply line is always on. Water pressure to your washing machine is the same as your kitchen sink, and that is a lot of power if let loose. Rubber hoses deteriorate over time. A home that is over five years old has a significant increase in possible hose failure. Beyond the five years, you have an 80% chance of hose failure before ten years. This means needing professional SERVPRO water cleanup in your Mississauga home. Washing machine flooding can lead to:

• Water damaged floors and carpets
• Mold
• Hidden damage behind walls
• Furniture and cabinet damage

Maintain Your Washing Machine

There are things you can do to prevent your washing machine hoses from bursting and causing flooding. Some extra time and money can save you extensive water cleanup bills down the road. Take these steps to avoid future problems:

• Inspect your hoses monthly.
• Replace older/worn out hoses immediately. Do NOT wait.
• Install an emergency shut off kit.
• Install stainless steel braid hoses.

Even when you do everything right, your washing machine can break down and leak water into your home. SERVPRO’s Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) trained team provides water damage mitigation to your home if flooding does occur.

Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 for quality water cleanup service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Happens When Water Leaks Out of My Refrigerator? Whom Should I Call?

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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The Water Removal Experts from SERVPRO Can Cleanup and Restore Your Home in Mississauga.

The weekend trip was fun, but you are glad to get back to your home in Mississauga until you walk into your kitchen. Water is all over the floor and appears to be coming from underneath the refrigerator. Whether a cracked drain pan, water line to the ice-maker, or a clogged up defrost drain tube, refrigerators can begin to leak. And residents in Mississauga know to call SERVPRO.

What Can the Water Damage Experts from SERVPRO Do to Help?

Our team of skilled workers is highly trained to deal with unexpected leaks that cause water damage to Mississauga homes. Several steps to dealing with such situations are listed below

Why Inspect the Damaged Area?

Inspection of the area that the water has flooded is necessary to determine how much damage has been done and to determine the type of equipment that would be best to use. There are several pieces of equipment that our company uses to remove water. Some of these are:

  • Extraction Units – These can be portable or mounted to one of our trucks.
  • Pumps – These range in sizes and which type is used is based on how much water there is and if there is any possibility of solids mixed with the water.

What About Water That Has Soaked into the Walls and Cabinets?

Our technicians will determine what is the best piece of equipment to use to dry the structures in the damaged area. To cover larger spaces that are affected by water, the Axial Air Movers are a good choice. However, there are many pieces of drying equipment that our technicians use. The injecti-dry equipment can force warm air using positive air pressure into the wall cavities to enhance the evaporation rate of wet drywall material and studs.

Cleaning and Restoration, The Final Steps.

Once the water removal and drying process are complete, our lead restoration technician or project manager can walk you through the affected structure to ensure your satisfaction with our efforts.

The water removal and damage experts at SERVPRO of North Mississauga are available 24/7. So, whenever you need an immediate response, dial (905) 238-7376.

Why Is Organisation Important In Water Cleanup?

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Boots in water SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage. Let us help your business bounce back after a water incident.

How Staying Organised Makes Toronto Commercial Water Cleanup Faster.

Toronto business owners see more than their fair share of extreme weather, from hot summers to frigid winters with plenty of snow and ice. Bad weather is just one of many factors that can cause a leak in business premises. Whatever the cause of a leak, business owners want to get back on their feet quickly.

Water cleanup in Toronto needs to be fast, efficient, and reliable. Water damage to business premises is no small matter, and swift remediation is the best way to minimize damage. Business owners are keen to get up and running fast after an appliance leak, burst pipe, or storm. Good organization is key to a swift restoration process.

Why does organization matter in water cleanup?

It’s shocking to see signs of water in your business, whether in a flood or damp patches on the walls or ceiling. Time is of the essence when tackling water cleanup, which is why SERVPRO of North Mississauga recommends that businesses get organized as quickly as possible. 

What does water cleanup organization mean

Organization in cases of commercial water cleanup means:

Having an up to date list of contact numbers for all staff members

Having a water cleanup policy that tells the staff what to do in case of water emergencies

Making sure all staff know the chain of command and who to call

Drawing up a list of tasks to be done in the case of water damage

When do I need to get organized?

The best time to sort out your water damage policy is now. Do not wait until there is an incident, and you are already panicking. Draw up a list of useful information right now and distribute it to all staff members as soon as possible.

The sooner you plan for disaster, the better equipped you will be to handle one.

How does SERVPRO software help with organization?

SERVPRO trains our teams to be highly organized and to be responsible when it comes to logging data during a crisis. 

One of our key pieces of software is an industry-standard program named DryBook. DryBook is an IOS application that our teams use to log every aspect of your water cleanup job properly.

Using DryBook helps us stay compliant with the IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. We use the software to log all the vital information, including:

The results of our initial inspection

Photographs from our first assessment of your premises

Description of all the affected rooms and materials

The scope of work we anticipate for your water cleanup project

Which drying equipment we use and how we place it

Any crucial notes about your premises and our plan for water cleanup therein

We use DryBook to make sure all the vital information about your water restoration project is kept in one easily accessible place. Having all the information available makes it easier for us to carry out our job to the high standard we demand of all our teams. It also facilitates conversations with your insurance adjuster if necessary.

When our teams attend a water cleanup situation, we always come prepared with all the tools necessary to do the job. We equip our technicians with a wide range of stationery and moveable water pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, and extractor fans to ensure we leave your building "Like it never even happened."

DryBook is a different sort of equipment – one that helps us keep your project timely and tidy.

What about the SERVPRO Ready Plan?

SERVPRO Ready Plan (ERP) is a simple emergency plan that you can draw up in minutes, helping your business recover faster from a disaster. 

To get started with ERP, all you need to do is sign up and download the free app. Your ERP begins with a walkthrough of your facility. The app will prompt you to fill out vital information and take photos as necessary. 

By the time you finish your ERP, you will have a note of all the vital details your staff needs in the event of a water cleanup situation. Your plan includes full details of your facility, including water shut-off points and emergency assembly points, a note of the chain of command, and a guide to get you back to work as soon as possible.

An ERP establishes us as your local go-to restoration specialist, which means you can get help much more quickly when you need it. Your ERP also condenses all the essential information into an easy-to-access place so that you can respond more rapidly in an emergency.

If you are concerned about water damage planning and prevention, call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

How Do I Lower My Kitchen Appliance Fire Risk?

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Take Advantage of SERVPRO's Specialized Production Facility Resources While Keeping Your Belongings Safe and Secure After a Toronto Residential Fire 

Your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions can take a real beating during a Toronto fire and the recovery efforts. Smoke, soot, and firefighting water and chemicals coat and soak deeply into your home's contents, threatening to damage them severely. Not only is the possibility of replacing all these items an expensive proposition, but much of the property also has sentimental value.

Why Are Pack-Outs Considered After Fire Damage? 

When fire damages your Toronto home, everything feels very chaotic. We recommend moving items to our production facility for two reasons: 

  • Specialized resources and skilled interventions are available in a less stressful environment, allowing our contents technicians space and time to assess, plan, and implement restoration efforts. 
  • Transporting the property out of your home permits the on-site crews to concentrate on mitigation and remediation of the structural components affected by the fire, unencumbered by the need to safeguard and continually shift your belongings during water removal, smoke and soot cleanup, and deodorization.

How Can I Trust That My Fire-Damaged Property Is Safe When Packed Out of My House? 

Agreeing to a pack-out of your possessions might increase worry about losing control of your treasures. To answer that concern, SERVPRO uses a unique Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) to track the articles packed and transported out of the fire-damaged spaces in your home. The system uses a combination of documentation strategies to ensure your property is monitored and secure: 

  • Traditional lists
  • Digital photographs
  • Barcoding 

Does a Pack-Out Provide Accurate Evidence for Insurance Claims? 

As we process each item, the CCIS permits us to document every article's condition and follow each as we use a range of techniques to return it to preloss function and appearance. If an item is unrestorable, notes from our assessment and efforts to clean, dry, disinfect, and deodorize can convince an adjuster to pay for the loss and replacement. 

The team at SERVPRO of North Mississauga is ready to take whatever precautions are reasonable to make it "Like it never even happened," including a pack out of fire-damaged and soiled contents. Call us at (905) 238-7376 to evaluate and recommend the best practices for your circumstances. 

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What Are Some Local Flood Damage Restoration Services Near Me?

6/26/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO of Mississauga Can Provide Your Store With Flood Damage Remediation Services!

Owning a business in Mississauga can quickly turn into a nightmare when flood damage strikes. Imagine your kitchen appliance store suddenly faced several inches of water on the floor in the course of a single night. Picture getting a security alert and finding a tree fell through the front doors due to the storm's high winds. What would you do in this situation, as floodwaters quickly made their way onto your property? 

The best thing to do for your store is to call local Mississauga flood damage remediation services as soon as possible. Here at SERVPRO, our goal is to get to your location quickly and provide your appliance store with our expert services. We want to help you get your doors open as soon as possible because we understand how essential foot traffic is for your business. Every day your doors remain closed is a day of revenue lost. You can trust us to help you get back on your feet quickly. After all, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

How Can You Get to My Store Quickly If a Storm Is Flooding Roads? 

Our SERVPRO technicians always aim to get to your location quickly. To reduce travel time, we can: 

  • Use our signature green vans, which are pre-packed with advanced equipment
  • Avoid flooded roadways by using social media and other platforms for weather advisories 
  • Travel through less congested streets

The GTA (Greater Toronto Area) is known for its abysmal traffic, especially during rush hour. Our SERVPRO techs know the city like the back of their hands and can avoid the highway in order to travel through the city quickly. 

What About The Entryway? What Can Your Techs Do About That? 

When we arrive at your store, our technicians can get to work right away. To stop more water from getting inside of your store, SERVPRO can: 

  • Clean up the broken glass and remove broken pieces from the doors
  • Tarp up the entrance as a short-term solution to keep water out
  • Board up the entrance until a contractor can come and replace the door

We're flood damage experts. No matter what problem we need to solve, our technicians can find a way to mitigate the damage inside your store. Every technician at SERVPRO receives IICRC-certification (Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.) 

How Can Your Technicians Clean Up the Water in My Store? 

Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to use many advanced technological devices, designed for flood damage extraction. Once inside, our techs can: 

  • Use wet/dry vacuums to reduce standing water
  • Install portable pumps to help reroute water out of your store and to a sewage drain
  • Set up drying equipment, such as flood drying mats and dehumidifiers

Using these devices in conjunction can help provide dry air to your store, creating an environment ideal for evaporation. Furthermore, depending on the size of your property and the water inside, our technicians can split into teams and set up several drying "stations" around your store. Doing so can allow our technicians to cover more ground and cut down the time it takes to dry out your property. 

What About My Merchandise? Will Metalic Appliances Rust? 

Our quick service can usually avoid these problems depending on how fast our technicians can get to your shop once the flooding begins. However, our technicians can help you: 

  • Take inventory of everything inside of the store, so you have numbers to make insurance claims with
  • Do basic inspections for signs of rusting
  • Help you get in contact with reputable inspectors if you want further investigation 

At SERVPRO, we always want you to feel like you are being cared for on all fronts. Our goal is to take as much work connected to the restoration off your hands as possible. We want to leave you feeling, "Like it never even happened," and we want you to feel happy about the service you received. 

We understand that your livelihood is at risk when you cannot have your doors open for foot traffic. Our business is to make sure that you have every opportunity to stay in business. We leave with you, and your customers knowing, that your place of business is Certified SERVPRO Cleaned.

If you find your store in need of flood damage mitigation services, do not wait to get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by calling the number (905) 238-7376. No matter the time of day or the day of the week, our technicians can help you. 

How Should I Clean My Smoke Damaged Home?

6/3/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damaged Home in Toronto Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO Today!

SERVPRO Techs Have the Professional Equipment and Specialised Cleaning Agents to Help Toronto Homes After a Fire Loss

Smoke damage can be a very frustrating challenge to clean up on your own. The internet has a large number of DIY methods, but the truth is, if the incorrect cleaning method gets used on smoke residues, it can make the problem worse or cause the item getting cleaned to become unrestorable. This type of cleanup is best to outsource to a professional restoration services company.

Is It True Fire Damage Can Leave Behind Different Types of Smoke Damage?

The ability to successfully clean up fire damage in Toronto homes hinges on the ability also to remove the smoke residues left behind. Some of the vital steps to smoke damage removal include:

  • The testing of the residue to determine the type
  • Use of specific cleaning methods and tools for dry smoke
  • Implementation of cleaning agents with solvents for wet smoke

What to Expect During the Fire Loss Mitigation Process

When the SERVPRO techs arrive on site, they get to work immediately to clean up the property. One of the first actions is containment around the loss area. This is necessary to prevent the spread of soot throughout the home. Then charred items without restoration potential get removed. 

As the techs go through the site, they inspect each item, and if it shows promise for restoration, it gets taken to a cleaning station for detailed handling to remove the soot and smoke residues.

Cleaning Techniques for Walls and Ceilings

Smoke residues left on walls and ceilings can get categorised into three groups, and each type has its own unique needs for cleaning.

  • Smoke webs appear in the upper corners of a room and look like black cobwebs
  • Dry smoke is light and looks like a fine, black powder on surfaces
  • Wet smoke is the most difficult to remove and has the appearance of an oily or greasy black substance that smears when wiped

Choosing the correct solution type is crucial. SERVPRO technicians perform testing on the smoke residues as well as the surfaces they are cleaning to ensure the selected cleaning agent does not mar the surface. The removal of smoke damage is often a multi-layered process. For example, dry smoke residues should not come into contact with wet cleaning solutions as they can get driven deeper into surfaces and cause more loss.

The techs primarily use dry cleaning sponges to lift the dry smoke off the surface (usually walls and ceilings) and then follow up with liquid cleaners to wipe up any remaining stains.

Air Quality Measures During Fire Loss Cleanup

Soot particles carry odor wherever they are. SERVPRO techs use air scrubbers throughout the mitigation process to capture any airborne particulate in its HEPA filtration.

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 when you need assistance with the restoration of your property from any size smoke and fire damage.

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What is the Fastest Way to Clear a Home from Kitchen Fire Debris?

5/29/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" We know the steps to get your home back from fire damage.

Residents of Mississauga Trust SERVPRO to Provide Honest, Efficient Fire Debris Removal Services. 

Do I need to arrange for transport and disposal of non-salvageable items?

Our service covers both the removal and safe disposal of fire debris at a Mississauga waste facility. Depending on the breadth of damage, SERVPRO can arrange dumpster rental on your behalf to place non-salvageable materials during restoration using trusted suppliers. Our technicians are capable of thoroughly inspecting your property to designate which materials are restorable and which need disposal. We can remove charred cabinet doors, drawers fittings, and electrical outlets from the property as part of the service.

Is fire debris dangerous?

Combusting materials can release monoxides and other harmful gases. However, these usually disperse quickly within the first few hours. There may still be hazards in the property, including sharp edges, loose fittings, malfunctioning appliances, or slip and trip hazards. Inhaling airborne soots or ash can also be an issue when removing fittings or disturbing the affected area. Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), including respiration masks and heavy-duty gloves, can help to protect restorers during the removal of charred items. There are several safety steps essential to limiting potential dangers:

Shutting off power and gas supply to the affected area

High temperatures and pressure can damage wiring, appliances, and supply valves. Employing emergency gas shutoffs and cutting electrical supply to the affected area is an essential step in ensuring the safety of the property. 

Awareness of potentially hazardous materials

Buildings pre-1980 can contain dangerous materials in their construction. These materials may include asbestos or lead-based paints, which should not be disturbed without professional abatement services. Our team can procure specialists for the removal of any materials that they suspect contain harmful substances.

Structural weakening or insecurity?

Kitchen fittings can loosen under the intense heat and pressure of a fire. When joints weaken, there is a high chance that fittings can collapse. This weakening may occur when cabinet doors or shelves are taken from their fittings. 

Are charred building materials non-salvageable?

In some situations, building materials or cabinet fittings are entirely or partly salvageable. Charring on wooden frames, metal appliances or doors may only have damage on grains close to the surface. Sandblasting equipment sends thousands of tiny grains against a surface to peel away surface damages. On woods, sandblasting works in a similar way to using sandpaper, providing a clean, smooth surface that can be repainted or refinished. Often, cabinet doors can be removed and replaced while restoring the interior of the cabinet using sand or soda blasting to reduce expenses.

What services are available for the replacement of non-salvageable contents and fittings?

- Reinstallation of doors, cabinets, and drawers as well as venting ducts, sockets, and light fittings

- Base-coating of walls and ceiling using an odor sealing paint

- Safe, professional removal of non-salvageable appliances providing a clean space for new appliances to be installed

Can you begin installing replacement items immediately after debris removal?

Before the restoration procedure begins, our technicians need to ensure that the space is clean and free of odors. Once the debris is removed, technicians can set to work on burn-marks, soiling, and sanding of surfaces. Using chemical agents, we can remove wet smoke residues from the affected area and bring in ultra-low-volume fogging equipment to tackle odors. We can only begin the restoration service once space is returned to a sanitary state.

What chemical cleaning agents should I use on smoke and soot residues?

- Clean, warm water can help to remove light to moderate soiling from walls, surfaces, and ceilings

- Water-based solvents are effective at dissolving certain soots that may have bonded to a surface

- Oil-based solvents for soiling that has a greasy texture

How can I prove non-salvageable items to my insurance adjuster?

In some situations, restoration may already be underway before you have a chance to speak with an insurance adjuster. Any items that are removed from the property by SERVPRO technicians are meticulously cataloged and are included in your service paperwork. This inventory can be passed onto an insurer as proof of non-salvageable items, if necessary, at the end of service. 

Where can I dispose of fire debris?

Fire debris can be hazardous and can release ash or soots into the environment. For these reasons, it is not appropriate to use regular waste services for the disposal of charred or burnt materials. These materials need disposal at an approved waste facility or landfill in the area. SERVPRO can transport any debris from your property to a facility for safe disposal.

Clearing your property of unwanted debris after a kitchen fire is most efficient when using professional services. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Mississauga, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga today at (905) 238-7376 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO's Commercial Disinfection Services for Mississauga Offices

5/15/2020 (Permalink)

WOMAN WIPING DOWN TABLE TOP SERVPRO provides cleaning and disinfectant applications to protect homes and businesses in Mississauga.

While adhering to local virus prevention measures for your business you may need a plan for frequent cleaning while your business is open. Businesses in Mississauga that are currently closed should consider having the premises deep-cleaned and ready for reopening. Homeowners need to clean and protect their homes too.

Tips About Cleaning

Whenever possible use hospital-grade cleaning products, or use disinfectants recommended by the CDC.  Always read the labels and apply disinfectants according to instructions. If you use bleach, please understand it is toxic and could burn your skin and eyes, and damage textiles, upholstery, and carpeting. The most important surfaces to keep clean are the active touchpoints in your facility. A recently cleaned surface can become contaminated the moment it comes in contact with the virus. Repetitive cleaning is the key.

If you need commercial-quality disinfection services, to be sure the job is done right at your Mississauga office space, business, or home the IICRC-certified restoration professionals at SERVPRO stand ready to assist you. Our pros have extensive experience following the CDC, EPA, and OSHA protocols and requirements about microbial and environmental cleaning at commercial and residential sites.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga is ready and prepared to keep your business (or home) safe. Call (905) 238-7376.

Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

What Can You Expect from Commercial Flooding Mitigation and Remediation Experts?

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

A red building with a car and standing water in the parking lot. Flooding to your commercial business? Call SERVPRO Mississauga, we want to help.

SERVPRO’s Focus Is to Get You Back to Business After Mississauga Flood Damage

Recent storms have placed all commercial buildings on Lake Ontario’s northwest shores in the path of severe flooding. Heavy rains and damaging winds combined with substantial lakewater surge caused tremendous quantities of water to flow indiscriminately through structures. We understand that damage to retail, food service, industrial, multi-family residential, warehouse, and office building affects not only the employees, owners, and managers, but also the community that struggles to return to normalcy.

Why Should Businesses Hire Specialists for Flood Recovery? 

Expecting your housekeeping or building engineers to handle the unique challenges of flood damage in Mississauga commercial buildings is unfair to them and could be disastrous to your structure. The skillset and equipment needed for fast and thorough flood water removal, cleaning, disinfection, and structural drying are unique. We prepare our employees to respond to all aspects of flooding through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) coursework, with additional mentoring from our most experienced managers and technicians on the job.

What Are the Steps Followed by Professionals After Flood Damage?

SERVPRO arrives with a team of individuals ready to spread out to respond to your flooding crisis quickly. Project managers scope for safety concerns and assign emergency crews to commence water extraction once we control hazards. 

  • We use pumps for water deeper than two inches, operating efficiently to evacuate vast quantities of fluids even when completely submerged. 
  • Truck-mounted extractors follow, clearing surfaces of visible standing water.
  • Water and moisture detection locate hidden caches of fluid and record baseline drying data.
  • Trapped water is released, sometimes using controlled demolition like flood cuts, and contained using truck-mounted and portable extractor or negative air pressure systems.
  • Crews clean and disinfect soiled surfaces.
  • Drying, using moisture data to monitor continuously, completes using multiple air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers.

Why rely on SERVPRO of North Mississauga for your commercial flood damage needs? Training, experience, and cutting edge industrial-grade equipment combine for successful outcomes after one call to (905) 238-7376.

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How Can I Get Rid of the Smell Left Behind by a Small Fire?

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Leave your fire damage remediation to the experienced professionals at SERVPRO.

Professional Fire Restoration Technicians Can Help You Get Rid of the Smell of Smoke After a Fire

Whenever there is a fire in a home, you can generally find soot and smoke residue lingering even weeks after the event. The size of the flames and your efforts at cleaning up the waste seems to be irrelevant when its foul smell permeates your furniture, wallpaper, and the very core of your home. A professional fire restoration service can change your outlook.

For fire damage repairs in Mississauga, our SERVPRO technicians hold the answers to your questions. We train with experts at the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to learn the latest techniques available for the removal of odors after a fire. Place a call to our 24/7 hotline and allow us into your home.

Why Can't I Fight the Smell of Smoke on my Own?

Homeowners can take some steps to remove the smell of smoke from their homes. Deodorizers available at your local supermarket, and improved air circulation can all help rid your home from the foul smell. Wiping down any soot also helps eliminate some of the odor.  However, only a professional team can address the problem at its root. Our SERVPRO staff has at its fingertips several options to neutralize and eliminate the odor in your home. Some of these options include-

Hydroxyl generators which can destroy the smell. 

Thermal foggers which can offset the smell. 

Air scrubbers which react with the smell molecule and render them ineffective.

When we combine the techniques above with counteracting agents and deodorizing pellets, we have a full breadth of options to eliminate the smell of smoke and make the fire a thing of the past. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376 and let us join forces to leave your home, "Like it never even happened."

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Keeping Mississauga Laundromats Disinfected is Important

4/3/2020 (Permalink)

 female wiping a wood desk with a white rag If your employees are working overtime to help clean, it is time to call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Offers Top-Grade Services for All Commercial Locations

Keeping laundromats open and safe for customers is a must for Mississauga residents. It is necessary to keep clothing clean in a public health crisis. Businesses like laundromats that provide essential services and are remaining open through the pandemic must maintain a high standard of sanitation that meets PHAC guidelines for public health and safety. 

It is important to choose a cleaning company like SERVPRO for cleaning Mississauga laundromats or other functioning commercial locations.  Aren’t typical daily cleanup methods sufficient? The answer to that question is no, most likely not. SERVPRO provides a higher level of preventative cleaning to help fight this virus.

  • Specialized cleaning tools and solutions. SERVPRO has developed a cleaning protocol in collaboration with the Canadian Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) that employs the proper equipment and processes, and powerful disinfectants approved by Health Canada. 
  • Experienced biohazard cleanup technicians. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained and experienced, but have also been through retraining in this new protocol to be sure they are cleaning and applying the correct disinfectants properly  They are also certified by the IICRC to mitigate commercial biohazards, including mold, microbes, and viruses. 
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). Our SERVPRO technicians have an adequate supply of high-grade respirators, gloves and protective suits as they provide cleaning services remedies to remove the risk of spreading virus contamination from touchpoints and surfaces. They are checked by a knowledgeable, responsible supervisor to be sure their PPE is correct for the job and properly donned prior to beginning work.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga aids all local businesses, open or closed. Call (905) 238-7376 to begin cleanup day or night. 

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Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Flood Damage to Your Toronto Bakery

4/1/2020 (Permalink)

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Excessive Snowmelt Can Cause Flood Damage to Your Toronto Bakery

Every Canadian knows that snowmelt has the possibility of causing flood damage. After a particularly heavy winter, it can be unnerving for spring to come. As snow melts, rivers and lakes become filled to the brim and sometimes spillover. However, it is not only homes and businesses adjacent to water that need to worry. Snowmelt can plague anyone.

In the case of your Toronto bakery, flood damage could hit your property because of rapid snowmelt. Due to global warming, temperatures have been all over the place for Ontario springs. One weekend a blizzard can hit, and then the next every bit of snow could melt. Unfortunately, unstable weather can cause some problems for local buildings.

Imagine arriving at your bakery to open the doors and begin prep for the day to find a generous puddle of water on the floor surrounding the front entryway. The sudden snowmelt allowed water to trickle under the door and pool in your establishment, causing flood damage to the tile floors. Not only does the water create an unsafe work environment, but it may have been there since the previous afternoon. Getting professional help to your location is essential, even if it means closing the doors to your shop for the day.

Here at SERVPRO, we understand how essential foot traffic is to your business. We also understand that your establishment cannot remain closed for long, or else customers may begin to look elsewhere for their baked goods. For this reason, we work when you need us. Any time, any day, our services are available for you.

When we arrive at your bakery, our SERVPRO flood damage restoration technicians can get to work immediately. Our priority is to get the water off of your floor, and we can do so with advanced technology. Our technicians can use wet/dry vacuums and extractors to remove the standing water from your property. Furthermore, we can employ the use of dehumidifiers, flood drying mats, and heaters to ensure that excess moisture is removed from the floors.

To help ensure that mold growth cannot occur, SERVPRO can also use antifungal cleaning agents on the floor to eliminate mold spores and other bacteria. Once we're finished, we can return your store to you in its preloss condition.

If you need flood damage remediation services, get help now. Contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga by calling (905) 238-7376. Our doors are always open to you.

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Can Properties in Mississauga Experience Mould Damage? SERVPRO Says--Call Us for Remediation

3/28/2020 (Permalink)

mold infested shower stall and trim Why Let Mould Rule Your Mississauga Home? SERVPRO Has the Remedies--"Like it never even happened."

Risks of Mould and What SERVPRO Can Do for Mississauga Homes

Moist conditions can feel difficult to avoid in Mississauga homes and businesses, especially with the proximity to larger bodies of water and higher humidity levels throughout the year. Higher moisture content in the air can provide the right conditions for mould growth and development without the appropriate regulation of the humidity. The discovery of mold growth can be alarming, mainly when the problem has spread to multiple surfaces before you notice.

Our SERVPRO professionals have seen the effects of mold damage in Mississauga firsthand and have the appropriate training and equipment to handle these threats as they get found. Remediation practices can help to not only slow the spread and severity of these conditions but remove active colonization and better protect your structure and its occupants. Whether it is your family home or business like an office or restaurant, there are risks associated with direct and prolonged exposure to mold colonies.

Immediate Threats of Mould Development

Knowing what to expect from the development of mold colonies and the spread of the organism throughout your structure is beneficial to appreciate the need for remediation to begin right away. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that living with mold is neither hazardous nor uncommon, and consequently, do little to combat this spreading threat in their house. There are multiple hazards to active mold growth and colonization, all of which can have swift and direct effects on your property and its occupants.

Health Effects

There is no mistaking that direct exposure to mold colonization has gotten linked to detrimental health effects. A higher concentration of mould spores can be hazardous in itself. However, active colonies can also produce volatile organic compounds (VOC) from the organism feeding on organic matter and spreading to new surfaces. VOCs are toxic and vary in degrees of severity based on how concentrated exposure becomes.

Material Degradation

Colonies use materials as hosts for the organism and feed on the matter of these organic structural elements and contents of a residence to thrive. With every passing day where mould goes unchallenged in these hosting materials, surfaces like drywall, flooring, ceilings, and contents weaken and decay.

Experienced Technicians to Help

By the time that you realise that the organism has taken root in rooms of your home or office, remediation is a necessary step that must occur to protect what you still can in the structure. Our SERVPRO team can help by providing your Mississauga property qualified and accredited Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) endorsed and trained by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) These professionals continue to train and grow their knowledge of this industry niche to provide confident and efficient recovery options for customers. Many of these same technicians have base certifications in Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD) to provide even more effective long-term solutions for the property moving forward.

Mold Removal Vs. Mold Remediation

You might have noticed that there are plenty of restoration teams out there claiming that they can remove all the mould in your home or office. Removing all mold spores from any environment is impossible and damaging because, in most cases, the presence of spores is a benefit to the environments where they get found. It is when moist conditions exist, and the number of spores amplifies to unmanageable levels that it becomes a threat that can produce mold colonies. Removing all of the spores in a structure is likely impossible, and if it were feasible, it would be an unnecessary and exceptionally high expenditure.

Remediation, on the other hand, is a system that seeks to address the threats of active mould colonization and migration through the house. With varying approaches, we can remove colonies from their hosting materials to eliminate higher concentrations of mold spores and potential VOCs that can lead to health effects for those exposed.

Remediation to Remove Active Colonization

Not every Mississauga home experiences mould damages in the same way. Therefore, the approach for restoring these materials and areas varies as well. Remediation is a process full of countless decisions that can change by the day to ensure that the appropriate drying occurs, the right containment barriers are in place, and that progress is getting made on removing active colonies to get families back into their home as quickly as possible.

Abrasive Cleaning

Many susceptible surfaces can host mould organisms but do not instantly become too damaged to preserve. In many cases, media blasting can be a suitable solution to remove active colonization without damaging the substrate of the hosting material. Baking soda is a common choice in this approach, as this pressurized cleaning can also help to reduce musty odors that fungal organisms can produce.

Antimicrobial Agents

Treating surfaces lightly or potentially affected by spreading spores can eliminate developing colonies on the top layer before the organism can seat into the construction material. Antimicrobial products can remove most microorganisms present on the surface of structural faces or contents in the house.

Removing Affected Materials

In some ways, the only suitable solution for removing the present mould colonies penetrating porous materials in your home or business is to rely on our SERVPRO contractors. We have in-house residential and commercial contractors experienced in building trades to complete controlled demolition and discarding damaged materials to remediate colonization on overly compromised structural elements effectively.

Rebuilding After Mould Damage

These same contractors that performed controlled demolition in the mitigation stages of remediation for your Mississauga property can help with full-scale build back where it is necessary. A seamless transition between remediation and cleaning to reconstruction can save you time and money on the work your structure needs.

Mould damage is one of the few disasters that you might not instantly recognize, so when you do, the situation can feel overwhelming. Our experienced SERVPRO of North Mississauga AMRTs can arrive quickly with the tools and products to make a difference quickly. No matter what it takes to make mould damage, “Like it never even happened,” our professionals can help when you call (905) 238-7376.

Mississauga and Toronto Look to SERVPRO for Cleaning and Rebuilding Their Flood and Storm Damaged Properties

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Tech in Tyvek suit behind containment barrier cleaning Even for Contaminated Storm Damage Sites in Mississauga, SERVPRO Techs Get the Job Done!

Storm Threats and Flooding Year-Round for Mississauga Homes

Weather concerns are nothing new to Toronto and Mississauga residents, as we can often experience some of the worst winter conditions each year along with dominant torrential rainfall during warmer parts of the year. Responding to these emergencies can help to prevent the situations getting out of control, though with conditions like flooding, many homeowners and property management professionals get overwhelmed with the needs of their structure and wait to contact experienced technicians to help.

Our SERVPRO professionals have helped to recover storm damage to Mississauga properties numbering into the hundreds, each of which was different than the last. Readiness for the rough hand of nature can help us to reach structures quickly when every minute counts. We have hundreds of air movers and other evaporative drying tools to get damp conditions post-flooding under control to reduce the development of mould. We stay ready to respond in every season of the year for whatever threats your home or business faces.

Threats of the Winter Months

Here in Mississauga, we can average between 85 and 100 centimeters of snow every year, and in the recent 2019, this number almost doubled to 163 cm. This heavier precipitation during the winter months can strain roofs and structures to withstand the weight of lofty snowfalls. Also, ice jams on the creeks and streams, as well as ice dams on rooftops, can both produce flooding conditions for homes or businesses.

In addition to structural repairs needed to address damages of a collapsed or damaged roof, our SERVPRO team must often overcome widespread flooding in the structure once a substantial structural breach exists to allow direct water penetration and runoff to enter the residence.

Threats of the Spring/Summer Months

Because of its location, Mississauga can often find itself positioned in the path of fierce storm systems during the warmer months of the year. While nothing has been as outwardly deadly and destructive as Hurricane Hazel in the 1950s, which struck here in the greater Toronto area, forceful natural disasters have been a recurring threat to the area, such as Hurricane Sandy in recent years. The common thread with these systems is their destruction, each bringing their own demolishing concoction of hail, wind, and rain.

Large Loss Recovery Team

Storm threats offer a wide range of potential recovery solutions to be necessary for massive commercial properties and the larger homes here in the Mississauga area. As a large loss recovery team, our SERVPRO professionals have an extensive inventory of recovery and restoration tools available whenever they are necessary. We also have a considerable roster of qualified technicians representing nearly every niche of the industry to ensure that no property ever waits for the mitigation and restoration work that it needs. There is no job too big for our team to handle.

Emergency Response

There is no convenient time for your home to experience storm or flood damage, so our SERVPRO professionals stay ready to help whenever you need it. We have staffed emergency lines running 24/7 so that you can speak with a real person amid your disaster. We can gather the right information to get our technicians and contractors moving quickly with the appropriate tools, products, and technology. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that means working to reach damaged structures within hours of their initial contact with our emergency response line.

Extraction and Drying

Flooding is often an unfortunate result of storm damage and changing conditions outside amid torrential rainfall or substantial snowmelt. Mitigation is one of the fastest paths to recovering a residence experiencing flooding, and this hinges on our technicians arriving with and deploying the appropriate tools to remove standing water and begin drying procedures. Depending on the presence of solids and debris in the standing water, or even the threats of contamination that could exist with natural flooding, extraction and drying both might vary from one recovery task to the next. We have several extraction tools, including:

  • Electric submersible pumps
  • Gas-powered trash pumps
  • Engine-driven, truck-mount pumps
  • Wet vacuums

We also have efficient drying tools to help begin restoring damp surfaces and contents once surface water gets removed, such as:

  • Axial and centrifugal air movers
  • Desiccant dehumidifiers
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems
  • Drying mats

Cleaning Up Your Property After Flooding

Contamination and bacterial threats can exist when natural flooding has occurred. Also, mud and debris can be everywhere the water reached, making it as essential to begin muck-out and debris removal as it is to start controlled demolition on directly impacted materials to reduce the spread and severity of contamination in the house getting restored. We have potent antimicrobials, antibacterials, biocides, and sterilizers to use in your Mississauga property as necessary.

Temporary Construction Solutions

Emergency services are a vital element to our fast response and commitment to mitigation practices of reducing property loss for our customers. With a team of in-house contractors, we can offer temporary construction solutions in storm-damaged residences, including:

  • Roof tarping
  • Board up services
  • Tree removal
  • Temporary fencing

Full-Scale Build Back Post-Restoration

These same building trade professionals that can oversee the temporary solutions that your home might need amid a storm damage crisis can be the same to reinstall and rebuild discarded materials in your Mississauga home. Our in-house SERVPRO contractors can have a direct hand in material removal during the mitigation and recovery stages of flood restoration to remove any contaminated or overly damaged structural element. With controlled demolition, we only remove the portions of materials that need it, making the reconstruction process more efficient and cost-effective.

You cannot predict when disasters can strike and the damage that they can do to your home or business. No matter how structurally compromised your property becomes, we have a team of contractors that can help with the construction solutions necessary to allow for effective mitigation and restoration of your flooded residence. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime you need us by contacting (905) 238-7376.

Why Our SERVPRO Team is the Choice for Mississauga Water Damage

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Green truck and trailer parked at house in snow Snow Melt Damage to Your Mississauga Home? No Worries, the SERVPRO Green Fleet Has Arrived

Mississauga, Water Losses, and Solutions?--Why SERVPRO, of Course!

Water loss incidents can often be one of the most typical service calls that our SERVPRO team receives for Mississauga homes and businesses. Understanding how quickly the situation can get out of control, we always strive to provide a fast and deliberate response no matter what time of the day or night these disasters take place. We have an experienced roster of technicians ready to utilize modern practices and advanced equipment and technologies to dry and restore damaged structures.

Water damage for Mississauga homes can vary considerably from one site to the next, from a pipe bursting after steep temperature drops to a leaking sink fixture that deteriorates kitchen cabinetry, what it takes to restore the disaster depends on the situation at hand. Before we can determine what personnel, equipment, and practices are necessary, the job hinges on the inspection and evaluation of our crew chief and project manager who scope the work to get done. This thorough assessment can help the customer, their home insurance provider, and our responding technicians know what is necessary to make water losses “Like it never even happened.”

Preparedness for Emergencies

Preparing for disasters before they happen is not guesswork, but a calculated response to the likelihood of water emergencies occurring as consistently as they continue to happen. So our SERVPRO professionals keep our inventory of recovery tools and advanced detection devices stocked year-round to address these emergencies as they happen. Having production vehicles ready to mobilize at the first sign of a disaster can shave hours off of response times and help to preserve and protect more of your damaged Mississauga property.

Staying prepared also involves maintaining the equipment that we use every day to restore and recover damaged homes and businesses. Our team cares for our inventory of tools and equipment through upkeep, cleaning, and repairs as necessary. Ineffective tools on a job site slow down production and prevent our team from accomplishing our goals efficiently.

Highly Qualified Technicians

Any restoration company can write up pamphlets or shoot commercials telling you that they are the best, but in the end, it comes down to more than talking. Our SERVPRO team does more than the bare minimum to produce qualified restoration technicians, and that starts with the training and coursework required for our professionals to obtain accreditation in their respective niches. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets the industry standard for practices and technician education, which is why they are the chosen educator for our newly acquired talent and provide continued education coursework online and in-house to push our team always to be the best.

Extraction Tools

One of the first actions that our professionals must take when reaching a water loss incident is removing standing surface water from the scene. Pooling water can be a continual threat to exposed materials and contents. The standing water can also produce hazards like an electric shock or slip/fall concerns for those in the damaged area, so removing this surface water as quickly as possible is the priority for our responding professionals.

As part of our preparedness for water loss emergencies, our READY trailers stay stocked with our popular extractors, such as:

Depending on the severity of the situation, any of these extraction tools might get used on a restoration task. For substantial depths or widespread concerns, we also have truck-mounted extraction systems that roll out with our Green Fleet. These engine-driven water removal machines can continually pull water from the flooring of a home at 300 psi, allowing our SERVPRO team to move thousands of gallons from Mississauga properties within hours of arrival.

Drying Equipment

Removing the most pressing threats like standing water might be an obvious place to begin the mitigation process, but drying is less straightforward and simple. There are numerous tools used in the restoration of construction materials and contents after saturation has started. At the heart of the drying process, you find two main pieces of equipment:

 Air Movers

High-velocity air movers are the cornerstone machine of evaporative drying techniques used in water damage restoration. There are two main types of these machines, allowing our technicians to direct heated, dry air at either direct points on a surface or item (centrifugal units) or to impact the totality of a water-damaged room (axial units.)


The use of air movers and other evaporative drying equipment increases the relative humidity and moisture content in the environment. Dehumidifiers like our desiccant and low-grain refrigerant (LGR) models can help to collect this moisture in the air to maximize drying.

While these two types of equipment are at the heart of drying processes in every Mississauga home or business, we also have other moisture removal tools and equipment to help in this process as well. A combination of these pieces of equipment can help to provide efficient and effective recovery of water-damaged properties. Beyond air movers and dehumidifiers, other drying equipment includes:

  • Drying mats
  • Positive pressure systems
  • Negative pressure systems

In-House Contractors

Many of the water loss incidents that impact area structures can be a destructive force, requiring more than extraction and drying to resolve. As a full-service restoration team, our SERVPRO response includes both mitigation technicians and a capable crew of licensed residential contractors. These building trades professionals can help with both controlled demolition and reinstalling discarded materials once this stage gets reached in the restoration process. By offering reconstruction along with restoration, we can save customers time and money on the recovery that their property needs by streamlining the process.

Water losses can be a debilitating situation for many of the homes and businesses in the area. With the time-sensitive nature of these disasters, it is critical to get help as quickly as possible. You can reach our SERVPRO of North Mississauga rapid response team anytime that you need us by calling (905) 238-7376. We have skilled technicians and an extensive inventory of recovery tools to help.

Mississauga Property Under Fire? Call in SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green service van parked in warehouse When the SERVPRO of North Mississauga Green Fleet Arrives at Your Fired-Damaged Home--You Can Relax and Leave It to Us!

Steps of Our Professional Fire Restoration in Mississauga Homes

Fire recovery can be a considerable challenge for even the most headstrong Mississauga homeowners. Most insurance companies want restoration and recovery done professionally; however, unlike small water loss situations where you might otherwise not involve your provider. Because there are multiple layers of effects and damages to overcome after a fire loss situation, reaching your home quickly and confidently is a priority for our responding SERVPRO team.

We can continue to say that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster for fire damage in Mississauga homes because we keep production vehicles stocked with the equipment and devices necessary to restore your home after these emergencies. From removing and drying surface water after extinguishment efforts to removing odors and contaminants, we have an extensive inventory of products, tools, equipment, and machines to help. By keeping nearly all of these machines loaded into Green Fleet vehicles and production trailers that can roll out with notifications of emergencies, we can reach homes and businesses faster to make a difference.

Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT)

We ensure that every member of our responding team helping in the restoration and recovery of your fire-damaged residence gets thoroughly qualified and continues their training in the fire restoration field. Beyond their accreditation as FSRTs through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), our SERVPRO professionals have continued their training and educational opportunities through hands-on experience building exercises, in-house coursework, and online classes to introduce our technicians to the latest trends and equipment in fire restoration.

Experienced technicians are only a fraction of the equation for successful fire restoration and recovery work. How these FSRTs respond in the field when it is your Mississauga home and belongings on the line is where it counts. Here are some of the procedures you can expect to see when our SERVPRO team gets to work on restoring your fire-damaged residence.

Fire Debris Removal

Among the first things that you can expect when our qualified restoration professionals first reach your property to begin emergency services, or mitigation practices is the removal of debris on the floors of the house. Throughout the damaged areas, structural degradation or burned contents heap on the floors and require removal and discarding. Cleaning up these piles and heaps of ash and material remnants can help out the property in multiple ways, even before establishing the full measure of how damaged the house has become.

Shoveling is a typical response to these rubbish piles, though dry and wet vacuuming can also get used depending on where these debris deposits exist. Removing these threats before other mitigation tasks can ultimately save time on restoration by:

•    Reducing the severity of harsh odors
•    Reducing the concentration of soot
•    Limiting the circulation of debris and particulates in the house

Indoor Air Quality Improvement and Odor Control

The environment that our SERVPRO professionals enter for restoration and recovery is one of the first indicators of the severity of the damage that our team must address. A high concentration of soot and smoke particles in the air can make it hazardous to be in the recovery areas without the appropriate personal protective equipment like respirators. Improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and reducing lingering odors involves the use of sophisticated tools and devices.

Reducing airborne debris most often involves HEPA-filtration equipment like air scrubbers. These are the most commonly used environment cleaning tools because they offer a steady capture of soot, microbial threats, and other potential contaminants as small as 0.3 microns.

There are numerous tools for reducing odors in your Mississauga residence after fire extinguishment. Cleaning and other restorative practices can reduce the severity of smoke and burning odors, though neutralization of these scents often involves one or more of our most frequently used deodorizing systems:

•    Thermal/ULV foggers
•   Hydroxyl generators
•    Ozone machines/chambers

Controlled Demolition

Often the emergency services that our SERVPRO team provides Mississauga homes following fire losses involve real-time construction decisions, including the damage to individual structural elements like walls, flooring, and ceilings. With an in-house team of licensed contractors, we can help both residences and commercial properties to remove compromised materials and make full-scale restoration possible. By allowing our contractors to perform controlled demolition, we can only remove areas of the house that need it – saving time and money on reconstruction to come.

Cleaning Strategies

Cleaning surfaces and contents is not a straightforward process when following fire losses, as the inappropriate strategies can permanently stain and mar affected materials. Careful consideration must get made on the ideal approaches to remove soot and smoke residues from various surfaces. In some situations, agitative cleaning practices using steel wool or hard-bristled brushes might be best to loosen sediment and damage layers, and other times more intricate cleaning like emulsification through water-based chemical agents must occur to clear installed materials of these superficial damages.

Content Management

How your belongings get treated during the restoration of fire losses can help to determine the extent of loss that you experience. While walls can get rebuilt and materials replaced, many of the possessions that you have are sentimentally valuable – meaning that no monetary evaluation can get made to replace them at a later time. How responding technicians like our SERVPRO team address these concerns can better protect your property and what matters most.

We have in-house and off-site cleaning practices that can get chosen on an item-by-item basis. Severely damaged contents that can still get restored often become part of the pack-out process and taken to our nearby facility for cleaning and restoration solutions that are more intricate and involved than we can perform in the residence.

Fire losses can be one of the most destructive forces to a healthy life in your home or business, but our SERVPRO of North Mississauga team can help with efficient restoration solutions utilizing our premier training through the IICRC and our extensive inventory of recovery tools and products. No matter how severe a loss incident might initially appear, our professionals can make it “Like it never even happened,” by calling (905) 238-7376.

SERVPRO and the IICRC Join to Provide Premier Cleanup and Restoration Services for Our Mississauga Neighbors

3/7/2020 (Permalink)

IICRC Certification from 2012 Rely on the Trained and Equipped SERVPRO of North Mississauga Team to Mitigate Damages to Your Home's Structure and Contents

Benefits for Mississauga Residents of Using an IICRC-Certified Firm

When a Mississauga home disaster happens, such as fire damage, water loss, blizzard, biohazard, or the need for mould remediation occurs, using an IICRC certified firm is crucial for the best outcome.

For property owners needing cleanup and restoration services in Mississauga properties, hiring IICRC certified helps assists in minimizing loss. SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training using the courses as taught through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). This organization is the gold standard in the restoration industry and continually updates its coursework to incorporate the latest advances in technology, equipment, and methods.

Getting a house back to its preloss condition is the goal of our technicians. They take the time to inspect the structure and contents in the loss area for maximum potential restorability. This attention to detail enables them to save homeowners time and the cost of replacing items. We always strive to restore and not replace structural elements, fixtures, and belongings.

Safety First
A large part of the IICRC teaching involves keeping the worksite safe for both the SERVPRO techs as well as the property owners. The training consists of teaching the techs in real-life simulations on how to manage extreme situations such as flood damage, biohazard, or smoke residues. They learn the proper handling of equipment and advanced cleaning methods through hands-on education.

Continuing Education
As advances happen in the restoration services industry, SERVPRO technicians embrace these updates with additional education for using new equipment or cleaning methods. This recognition of the latest trends keeps them able to continue to reduce the loss for property owners and give them the best outcome possible, particularly in the case of water or mould damage.

Multiple Certifications
SERVPRO ensures each tech has a well-rounded education in the restoration services industry so they can tackle even the most substantial types of loss to both commercial and residential properties with confidence. Some of the frequently used certifications include

? Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT
? Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
? Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT)

For the best outcome, after a home disaster of any type, it is vital to engage an IICRC certified firm. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga
at (905) 238-7376 for a fast response and restoration services that make the loss, "Like it never even happened."

Local Toronto Flood Damage Remediation Services!

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

Rain Storm No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you. Call us at (905) 238-7376.

You Can Trust SERVPRO With Your Homes Flood Damage After an Incident Occurs

Every resident of Ontario understands that snowmelt is a part of the late winter, and they know it could cause flood damage to their Toronto home. For the last couple of years, it has been as if the sky just can’t seem to decide if it wants to snow or rain during February and March. As a consequence, snow melts, rivers rise, and sump pumps fail. Fortunately for you, if this sort of problem occurs in your home, help is nearby. 

Imagine a sudden and significant snowmelt causes flood damage to your Toronto home. The sump pump in your unfinished basement fails, and instead of rerouting the water outside of your home, it allows it to pool inside. Imagine waking up to find several centimeters of water at the bottom of your stairs. 

If you ever found yourself in this scenario, the best thing you could do is call a cleanup and restoration service, like SERVPRO, for help as quickly as possible. Water damage can cause even more problems inside your home if you allow it to sit. Mold spores only need 72 hours to feed off of excess moisture and turn into a colony. As water sits on concrete, it can cause white spots to form on the surface as it dries. Furthermore, should any water penetrate the wooden framing of your home, it can cause the wood to swell, split, and crack. Getting professional assistance as soon as possible can save your home from further expenses.  

Here at SERVPRO, we have built our entire business model around helping you when you need it. Even if you find flood damage in your home at 3 AM or 3 PM, it makes no difference to us. We always have trained technicians ready to service your home. When you make your initial call, SERVPRO can gather a team of talented flood damage restoration technicians and send them to your property immediately, along with advanced equipment designed to help them get the job done as soon as possible. 

Let's go back to the basement scenario. Our technicians can use wet/dry vacuums along with flood drying mats to remove the pooled water. Furthermore, dehumidifiers and heaters can help expel any excess moisture from the air. Here at SERVPRO, we’re dedicated to getting the job done right so that you can live, “Like it never even happened.” 

If your home needs flood damage remediation services, don’t wait. Call SERVPRO of North Mississauga by dialing the number, (905) 238-7376. We’re always ready to help.

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Do not let Commercial Flood Damage Affect your Mississauga Store

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

"Come in we're open" "Like it never even happened"

SERVPRO Teams Work to Get You Back to Business as Usual After a Flood Incident Occurs

Commercial Flood Damage Mississauga

In the winter, waterways can become jammed up with ice causing pressure points and, in some cases, flooding. These ice jams can affect your business with cold water intrusion into your local food store. The resulting losses of fresh produce can affect your revenues, but first of all, you need to get the building back into an excellent working condition. Our commercial clients recommend us for our pro-active attitude toward flood situations and our use of knowledgeable, local restoration professionals. 

Our services for commercial flood damage in Mississauga differ from residential restoration with larger equipment and communication a crucial requirement. We understand that small businesses depend upon providing reliable service to the community. During an inspection, SERVPRO technicians can give you a clear outline of the timeframe as well as the equipment that we intend to use to perform the restoration keeping you in the loop and allowing you to relay knowledge clearly to your customers. 

While no two commercial clients are the same, we develop our strategy by prioritizing emergency tasks. Assessing the condition of water intrusion in your store is essential to knowing which pumping equipment we should use based on lift and volume. If it is solid-waste, we may need to use industrial self-priming pumps that are powered by gas and capable of removing larger bodies of waste. SERVPRO technicians remove standing water quickly and responsibly to ensure that your business makes a full recovery immediately after flooding. 

Usually, our technicians conduct a thorough inspection of your business after the removal of standing water. We can sort through stock as well as other items to decide which may be salvageable, which need disposal and which may need specialist repairs such as electric tills or tablets. You can let our technicians know of any special requirements you may have for specific equipment at this point to speed up the evaluation. SERVPRO works closely with many trusted third-parties to take a flooded building from a loss site to a preloss condition.

If your business falls victim to ice jams this winter, contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376.

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How Do I Get Rid of Water Damage in my Mississauga Home? Just Call SERVPRO!

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

warehouse stocked with drying equipment Our SERVPRO Equipment in Our Warehouse and Highly Trained Technicians Mitigate Your Water Loss in Mississauga

How We Prepare for Mississauga House Water Losses 

Water losses are among the most common call-out that our professionals respond to for Mississauga homes, making it vital that our entire team stays prepared for these scenarios and how best to restore them. Our preparedness for these disasters is trifold, encompassing the extensive training that our technicians receive, the premier equipment used to recover damaged homes, and our availability when the disaster strikes.

Rapid Response

With standing water threats in your home, water removal for Mississauga properties is a vital first step towards getting things back to preloss condition. By stocking trailers and service vehicles at our warehouse with hundreds of air movers, dehumidifiers, extractors, and cleaning products, we can stay prepared for nearly all water loss scenarios 24/7.

The first notice of loss (FNOL) is the point where our customers inform our team of an emergency. This initial information gets technicians moving and preparing for a departure. At the same time, our administration responds to this call to collect more vital information about the disaster and what damage already exists. The better prepared our professionals are when we arrive at your address, the quicker we can establish drying zones, and prevent further migration of water damages to unaffected portions of the property.

When our professionals arrive at the house, we can determine what tools are best for the water removal needs based on the extent of present damage.


Water removal is only part of the obstacles that our SERVPRO professionals face when restoring water losses to your home. Saturation and moisture in structural cavities, underneath the surface layers of materials, and in the environment must all get addressed as well. In this sense, water removal is one of the most considerable obstacles, as it means more than extracting standing water from the floors of your home. 

There are many different types of tools that can help with facets of water removal, including extraction, evaporative drying, and construction solutions when direct restorative actions might be ineffective. 

Extraction Tools

Choosing the right extraction machine starts with determining the severity of the standing water in your home. The choice for several feet of standing water, like a truck-mount extractor or a gas-powered trash pump, might differ from a wet vacuum or electric submersible pump used with lesser volumes. 

Air Movers

Evaporative drying is a stable solution for managing water removal from materials and the environment. Centrifugal air movers are powerful machines that can direct a concentrated blast of heated air at a specific point or portion of a material to expedite surface drying. Axial air movers can also be useful for drying larger rooms and areas without a specific point of focus.


Once air movers have started water removal through evaporation, dehumidifiers play a role in collecting moisture in the environment and exhausting it outside of the structure. Depending on the conditions of the loss incident, including the temperature and location of moisture, water removal with dehumidifiers can either happen with our desiccant or refrigerant models.

Specialty Drying Tools

Weighted extractors can help with water removal from carpeted flooring, while other tools like drying mats can pull excessive moisture from wood planks. While every water loss scenario does not require the use of some of the specialty drying tools that our SERVPRO professionals have, we stay prepared for these water removal scenarios by stocking positive pressure systems, drying mats, weighted extractors, and negative pressure systems.

Cleaning Products

Cleaning up after water removal is another vital element to making a water loss incident “Like it never even happened.” Our professionals have an extensive assortment of potent cleaning agents and products that can help to remove residues, clear sediment, prevent staining in fabrics and flooring, and even address unsavory odors that might linger behind after a disaster. The application of these products can be instrumental in finalizing the efforts of water removal in your house.


We strive to provide our customers with more than just a fast response when they need it the most. Arriving quickly is not nearly as important as knowing what to do when you get there. Each of our water restoration technicians (WRT) has extensive training and accreditations through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to understand how best to serve a home in need of water removal services.

In addition to the rudimentary information necessary to provide skilled WRTs for water removal and recovery in your house, many of these same technicians have extended their knowledge in this niche of the industry with additional endorsements for Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT.) These additional certifications can offer practical solutions for water removal in structural elements, cavities, and inaccessible areas to make recovery more efficient. Remediation technicians can reduce the potential spread and development of mold colonies through the application of inhibitors and antimicrobial solutions to exposed framing and construction materials in the drying zones.

Experience also plays a significant role in water removal, cleaning, and even reconstruction that we can offer homeowners. Because substantial loss incidents can deteriorate drywall and other construction materials, water restoration for Mississauga homes often hinges on controlled demolition strategies. These efforts bolster the efficiency of drying and open up inaccessible areas for more focused water removal with light wands and wet vacuums. We have a full division of in-house contractors to oversee this controlled demolition and reconstruction once mitigation and restoration efforts have completed to dry and restore salvageable contents and structural elements.

Water loss incidents offer a finite timeline to protect and restore exposed materials and contents. Often, areas of your home where water removal or drying efforts have not started within 48 hours can experience irreparable damage and losses. Our SERVPRO of North Mississauga team of water restoration professionals can respond quickly to these emergencies with the premier equipment and experience to help. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that begins when you first call our emergency response team at (905) 238-7376.

Call Our Experts In Mississauga After A Flood

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Our commercial grade backup generators in a warehouse waiting to be used We have commercial grade backup generators in case of a power outage due to storm damage in your home.

Help for Mississauga Flood Damage Due to Snow Thaw

If you are new to homeownership in Mississauga, the intensity of flooding during the snow thaw might be surprising. Other areas of the continent are in the news for the water incursions associated with events like tornadoes and hurricanes in the summer and fall, but our more northerly climate requires us to prepare for unwanted water while the snow cover is still significant.

Conditions Conspire to Create a Crisis

The risk of floods in Mississauga from snow thaw is highest during the winter and spring. The ground is coated with snow, but the air temperature can rise above freezing, and rapid melting can become a problem. Spring rains can make this situation worse as the snowmelt and rain run across the frozen ground, dumping into the stormwater drainage system all at once. The overload on the drains can cause sewage to back up. Besides, drains blocked with snow can force water to take another route, perhaps into your basement.

Challenges Transcend Water Damage

When faced with flood damage from both overland drainage and sewage backup, the situation can become dire. Response speed is critical because the water teems with hazardous substances. Snowmelt brings the chemicals from roadways, landscaping, and industrial waste, both suspended in water and as mud and silt, into your home. Sewage threatens health with human blood and fecal-borne pathogens. SERVPRO’s professionally trained, equipped, and experienced workforce is your buffer and solution to these crises.

Hard Work Plus Science

Although SERVPRO employees are highly skilled in innovative techniques, and the use of efficient professional equipment, flood mitigation and remediation jobs often begins with shovels. Before our pumps and extractors can remove the contaminated water, the solid debris must be reduced significantly. Once the process is streamlined, we ensure mud, debris, and Category 3 water are all safely contained for lawful disposal following local rules for hazardous waste.

Detecting, Disinfecting, and Drying

Although speed is essential, SERVPRO knows that we cannot become so focused on “fast” that we forget thoroughness. Any moisture that remains in the affected space continues to destroy porous building materials and expose your home to the probability of mold damage. Using sensitive detection devices, we chase down any lingering moisture, including in recesses and building cavities. We use a range of strategies, including employing portable extractors, drilling holes in mortar joints, and making flood cuts to release water and open areas for drying. Crew members apply effective antimicrobial treatments to cleaned surfaces, and then roll in the air movers and appropriately matched dehumidifiers to dry out the spaces.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga offers a complete menu of flood recovery services when a welcome thaw becomes a contaminated torrent into your home. Call us round the clock every day of the year at (905) 238-7376. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Tips for Protecting Your Brampton Homes from Water Damage

1/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Water damage can be the most devastating type of damage to deal with in your Brampton homes. Not only does it cause initial damage, which can be quite powerful, it can also leave long-lasting damage in the form of rotting and mold. This is why preventing water damage before it happens and protecting homes from water damage is so important. Keep reading on and we’ll give you the top 5 tips to protect your home from different types of water damage.

Tips for Protecting Homes from Water Damage

Water damage is the second most common claim according to the Insurance Information Institute. They studied data from 2013-2017 and found that only wind and hail had more claims than water damage and only by a very thin margin. Therefore, protecting homes from water damage is a top priority. Here are some of the most recommended Brampton water damage tips to keep your home safe and mould-free.

1. Stay Vigilant

It is important to stay vigilant when it comes to water leaks. Keep an eye out around your home for any random water appearing on the floors, water stains on the walls or ceiling, or any musty, earthy odours. This could be the sign of a water leak.

2. Turn Off Appliances When Not Using Them

This may be a hard habit to get used to but it could save you a ton of money and prevent a devastating accident. When you’re not using the washer, for example, it’s a good idea to turn the water off. Also, avoid running things like the dishwasher when you’re not at home and able to catch a leak if it starts.

3. Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill

It’s a good idea to know what your water bill usually runs. If you notice a sudden spike, you likely have a leak. Leaks that you can’t see may be causing devastating damage. It’s important to get a professional out to check your pipes.

4. Clean Gutters and Downspouts

Backed up gutters and downspouts are an accident waiting to happen. Make sure your gutters remain clear of debris and that downspouts are installed far enough away from the home.

5. Test Your Toilet for Leaks

If you’re worried about your toilet leaking, you can test it with a little food colouring! Just add a few drops of food colouring into the tank and then wait. If you see any colour appear in the bowl of the toilet after 25 minutes, you have a leak and need to get it repaired.

Tips for Protecting Children from Burns & Fire Hazards Around the Home

1/7/2020 (Permalink)

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Tips for Protecting Children from Burns & Fire

We don't need the Mississauga Fire Department to tell us that burns from a heat or fire injury can be extremely painful. It can also come with devastating and lifelong health consequences. Since children are curious by nature and generally don’t know any better, they unfortunately, become the victim of household-related accidents. Thousands of children end up in the emergency room every year due to burns from the stove, oven, grill, or even a car. The sad part is, many of these accidents could have been prevented. Read on to learn the best tips for protecting children from burns and fire hazards around the home.

Tips for Protecting Children from Burns & Fire Hazards

Unfortunately, there are many fire hazards in and around the home when it comes to children. Their curious minds and inquisitive natures can sometimes lead them into trouble if they are not taught about proper fire safety. For even younger children, like babies and toddlers, child-proofing the home and astute supervision is crucial.

Below you will find some tips for protecting children from burns and fire hazards. Above all it is important to teach them fire safety such as things to avoid, leaving the house in the event of a fire, and what to do if they catch on fire (stop, drop, and roll).

Tips for Outside:

  • Keep children a safe distance away from any bonfires or fire pits. They are not always steady on their feet. You want to make sure that if they happen to fall, it is far enough away that they don’t get burned.
  • Make sure to stay near outdoor grills when cooking and don’t allow children around them. Teach them to maintain a safe distance or they could get burned.

Tips for Inside:

  • When cooking, try to use the back burners of the stove in case little curious hands reach up to see what you’re doing. Also, keep the handles of all pots and pans turned away from the edge so a child can’t reach up and pull it down.
  • Never microwave bottles and ensure that microwaved food is not too hot before giving it to a child.
  • Keep children away from all potential fire hazardous items. This can include candles, lamps, matches, hot irons, and more.
  • Properly childproof the home including covering all sockets. Children like to stick things inside of electrical outlets and can both electrocute and burn themselves if not protected.
  • Make sure you have smoke detectors installed near the child’s bedroom and on every level of the home. Check them each month and change the batteries when needed.

At SERVPRO of North Mississauga we care about our community and are available to help in case of a Fire Damage Emergency 24/7 365 days a year. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so stay safe!

Crime Scene Cleanup Services

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

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If you have been watching the news lately, you are well aware that violent crime has been increasing in the Toronto and Peel Region. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, it can be a very difficult situation. Often times, there is blood, tissue, or other biohazardous material that must be dealt with by professionals. Once the police have finished their investigation, you’re usually left to deal with the cleanup on your own. This can also be traumatic depending on the nature of the crime. You shouldn’t have to deal with this type of situation alone. Crime scene cleanup services can restore your home or office to the way it once was and make it safe to enter again.

What Can Crime Scene Cleanup Services Help With?

When you’ve been the victim of a crime or a crime has occurred inside your home or office, crime scene cleanup services can help. Our team has been specially trained to provide safe cleanup, sterilization removal and disposal of contaminated and Biohazardous Infectious Materials. These materials are listed in the WHMIS CLASS D, DIVISION 3. Our expert staff are trained to take care of the entire job so you don't have to. We will remove, sterilize and dispose of all contaminants that are characterized as Pathological Waste. We do this in accordance within the Canadian Environmental Protection Act Regulation 347 guidelines.

Crime Scene Cleanup Services can help with:

  • Blood and tissue cleanup from murder, suicide, or accidental death
  • Remove fingerprint powder and other evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Residue from fire extinguishers, tear gas, pepper spray, and other chemicals
  • Drug production cleanup in the case of meth labs or other harmful illegal drug manufacturing situations

What to Look for and Expect

When looking for crime scene cleanup services, it’s important to find a company you can trust. Often times, the traumatic events that caused the crime scene can leave people feeling distraught and vulnerable. You shouldn’t have to wait to have a crime scene cleaned up, to it’s important to find a service that is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

It’s also important that you don’t feel alone during this time. SERVPRO of North Mississauga will offer both empathy and support. We will be as fast and as discreet as you need so you can get your life back in order faster.

Toronto Residents Rely Upon SERVPRO for Fast Water Damage Restoration Services

1/4/2020 (Permalink)

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A Leaking Sink Could Cause Water Damage to Your Toronto Condo

Inside Toronto homes, small leaks cause many instances of water damage and can go unnoticed for lengthy periods. For example, a leaking water supply line under your kitchen sink could cause damage before you even know it. For this reason, it is essential to call for help as soon as you find a leak.

Allowing the water to continue dripping in your condo is never a good idea, potential water damage in Toronto! Keeping with the example mentioned above, should you decide to place a bowl or bucket to catch the drips, instead of addressing the problem, you could make it worse. Microbial growth thrives on excess moisture. While you may be preventing further harm resulting from the leak, choosing this road does nothing to address the damage the leak has done thus far.

Should the water-damaged materials be ignored, you may find that a pungent malodor clings to your kitchen as a mold colony forms. You could see that the base of the cabinet is splitting, cracking, swelling, or bubbling due to the excess moisture it has absorbed. Furthermore, it could become discolored. Whenever your home suffers a water loss, the best thing you can do is reach out for professional restoration experts, like SERVPRO.

Our  (WRT)  water damage restoration technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC.) Furthermore, when you call us, SERVPRO always assembles a team of our dedicated WRT and sends them to your home as quickly as possible. Always remember, here at SERVPRO, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

When our crew comes to your home, we make it our mission to get to work as soon as possible. We can begin by removing the toe-kicks of your counters and using wet/dry vacuums to remove any access liquid. From there, we can set up air blasting tubes, dehumidifiers, and air movers to help pull any lingering moisture from the space under your sink. Here at SERVPRO, we always strive to make you feel, "Like it never even happened," and we strive to do that through excellent service.

If your condo requires water damage remediation services, get help now. Get in contact with SERVPRO of North Mississauga by phoning (905) 238-7376. No matter when you need us, we are ready to help.

How to Prevent Mold in HVAC Units in Toronto

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC Thermostat HVAC Mold Prevention in your Toronto, Ontario home.

Preventative measures to ensure that you keep your Toronto home HVAC unit mold free. 

Mold is a very dangerous substance. Often known as the “silent killer”, it has torn the lives and health apart for countless people. That’s why it’s important to know what mold is, what it needs to grow, and how to prevent it. One place that mold seems to love to grow that can lead to devastating consequences is in the HVAC system, otherwise known as your cooling and heating system. This can happen to literally anyone with this type of system, which is why you should work to prevent it from happening. Read on and we’ll tell you exactly how to prevent mold in HVAC units.

Where Mold Loves to Grow

Mold is a fungus that is made up of small organisms that are found almost everywhere. All it takes is a little moisture, some organic matter, and the right temperature and mold growth can run rampant. Unfortunately, this is exactly the type of environment that can be found within your HVAC system.

That’s why, in order to prevent mold in HVAC units, you must regularly maintain it and ensure its proper functioning. On top of that, you have to make sure your HVAC system stays dry, free of particles, and clean. Keep reading to learn more about how to prevent mold in HVAC units.

How to Prevent Mold in HVAC Units

Preventing mold in your HVAC system is easier than you might think. It just requires proper cleaning, maintenance, and functioning. As long as you are having your system checked annually and it’s working correctly, you only need to worry about the cleaning part. Follow these three steps to keep your HVAC system clean and free of mold:

1. Keep Moisture Out

Make sure to properly maintain and clean the drain pans in the unit. If the drain pans are not cleaned they could get clogged and lead to standing water which can grow mold.

2. Disinfect & Use Mold Inhibitors

It can be a good idea to disinfect the HVAC system and then use a mold inhibitor. These inhibitors can prevent mold and mildew from forming in the unit.

3. Replace Air Filters Often

When it’s time to change the air filter, don’t put it off! If your air filter is dirty it won’t be able to trap mold spores and other contaminants. 

If you do need to call a Mold Remediation company, call our expert mitigation team at SERVPRO of North Mississauga.

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga Biohazard Cleanup Services

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

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Biohazard Cleanup Services

 Biohazard cleanup can be a difficult thing to deal with. By law in most provinces, and in Mississauga, Ontario you must bring in qualified professionals in order to properly clean up any are that may be biohazardous. This can include chemical spills, sewage backups, and other traumatic situations such as death or hoarding.

SERVPRO of North Mississauga will respond immediately and has the expert training, biohazard equipment and industry experience to safely clean trauma and crime scenes. While professional services are needed in all of those situations, for the latter, it is especially important to deal with a compassionate company. Keep reading on and we’ll tell you what else to look for with biohazard cleanup services and what qualifies as biohazardous.

What is Biohazardous Cleanup & Material?

Biohazardous cleanup is needed when dealing with any sort of biohazardous material. Look below for a list of biohazardous material that should be cleaned up by professionals.

Biohazardous Material:

  • Sewage
  • Blood or Tissue
  • Human or Animal Waste or Remains
  • Chemicals

There are numerous situations that may call for the need of biohazard cleanup services. While not all circumstances are listed, you can find the most common reasons below.

Biohazardous Situations:

  • Sewage Backup
  • Suicide or Murder
  • Accidental Death
  • Hoarding Situations
  • Chemical Spills
  • Meth Lab or Tear Gas Cleanup
  • Crime Scene Cleanup

What to Look for When Using Biohazard Cleanup Services

Any sort of biohazardous material in your home or office is very dangerous and can lead to serious health problems. It’s important you find biohazard cleanup services that are qualified to properly clean up these types of situations and make your area inhabitable and safe once more. Since these problems can happen at any time, you should use a company that is available and ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

While qualifications and availability are imperative, when dealing with traumatic situations like a death or crime scene, sensitivity and empathy are also crucial. You need a company that is compassionate and able to handle any sort of traumatic cleanup in a delicate and sympathetic way. They should be able to offer biohazard cleanup services quickly and efficiently with the empathy you need and deserve.

For more information on our biohazard services visit our biohazard cleanup information page 

Fire Prevention Tips for Smokers in Mississauga Homes

12/29/2019 (Permalink)

cigarette burning down Smoking In Your Mississauga Home Is A Huge Fire Hazard, SERVPRO Wants To Ensure Fire Safety For You And Your Family.

Fire Prevention Tips for Your Mississauga Home if you are a Smoker

While smoking is a bad habit that is terrible for your health, we’re not here to lecture you about that. If you’re going to continue smoking, we’re not going to change your minds. Rather, we’re here to talk to you about fire safety. In all eight countries that report fire statistics, smoking is the leading cause of residential or total fire death in all of them. That’s why practicing proper fire safety as a smoker is critical. Keep reading to find the best fire prevention tip for smokers.

Fire Prevention Tips for Smokers

One of the best fire prevention tips for smokers is to smoke outside. However, that doesn’t work for everyone. If you want to continue to smoke inside, we suggest using the following tips to prevent fire hazards.

  • Don’t smoke in bed. Falling asleep with a cigarette in hand is one of the leading causes of residential fires.
  • Completely extinguish your cigarette. Small embers from your cigarette could cause a fire. Make sure to put them out well, preferably in sand or water.
  • Don’t smoke near oxygen tanks. They are very flammable and can cause more severe fires.
  • Try not to smoke when tired. Even if you’re not in bed, it’s possible you could nod off in a chair and drop your cigarette on the floor or furniture.
  • Use fire-safe cigarettes. Fire-safe cigarettes will have the letters FSC above the barcode. These cigarettes are made to extinguish more quickly when not being puffed on. Therefore, if you forget about it or fall asleep, they are more likely to go out than catch the house on fire.

If You Cannot Smoke Outside, Smoke Safely Inside

Since many fire deaths are caused by smoking and cigarettes, practicing the above fire prevention tips for smokers can help save your life. It’s most important to properly put out your cigarettes when done with them, never smoke in bed, and avoiding smoking when you are tired.

If you do happen to experience fire damage, SERVPRO of North Mississauga has a fully trained 24 Hour Emergency Response Team to Help.

Is Your Bathroom Causing Mould To Grow?

12/18/2019 (Permalink)

Woman cleaning dirty bathtub SERVPRO has the right techniques to get rid of bathroom mould out of your Mississauga home

6 Tips on Effectively Preventing Mould Growth in Your Bathrooms

Mould growth in bathrooms is a common but a pesky problem, irrespective of whether you are a renter or owner. It is a given that bathrooms will be generally humid and accumulate moisture. However, improper ventilation can often lead to mould formation, which further damages the walls and the ceilings. Additionally, mould allergies are a common cause of health issues. Thus, it is essential to tackle and prevent mould growth from happening in your bathrooms.

The good news is that with regular and proper care and maintenance it is possible to handle any mould growth problems that you might face. Here are 6 useful tips on how to prevent mould growth in bathrooms, along with things that you must watch out for.

1. Check the exhaust fan

The most important thing that every bathroom should have is a properly functioning and effective exhaust fan. The fan is instrumental in reducing the moisture content in the bathroom, especially after people shower in them.

Take proper care to position the fan above or near the shower area for maximum results. Care should also be taken to ensure that the fan is cleaned periodically. Make it a habit to switch on the fan whenever showering and leave it on for at least 30 minutes after. Many people opt to hardwire the exhaust with the bathroom lights to ensure that it gets switched on.

Another important aspect of an effective exhaust fan is its capability of performing around 15 air changes per hour. Calculate your bathroom's cubic volume and multiply this number by 15. For example, an exhaust fan with a capability of 480 cubic metres is sufficient for a bathroom sized 4 metres by 4 metres by 2 metres (4 x 4 x 2= 32 cubic metres; 32x15= 480 cubic metres). If in doubt, check with the fan's manufacturers for the exact capacity.

2. Remove additional moisture

It is tempting to ignore this step, especially when in a hurry. However, just leaving the exhaust fan switched on is not sufficient to handle moisture. Use a squeegee to remove all the excess water from the showering area. If you find water has accumulated on the surrounding walls, you can use an absorbent cloth, like microfiber to wipe down the surfaces. This additional step will go a long way in preventing mould from growing.

3. Watch out for any leaks

Keep an eye out for any cracks or leaks in the wall, ceiling or the floors. Leaks are susceptible to mould growth and hence must be repaired as soon as noticed. Do not leave them to be fixed at a later date. If you find that you cannot fix it by yourself, do not hesitate to call a plumber and get the job done.

After all, a stitch in time saves nine.

4. Wash your towels and rugs

As you can well imagine, damp towels, rugs and other linens like the shower curtain in the bathroom are the breeding place for moulds. Hence, make sure to wash your towels and rugs regularly. Opt for bathroom rugs that are machine washable so that cleaning them is easier for you. A good practice is to clean these items once a week.

5. Dry the shower products

Other spots that are vulnerable to mould growth are the shower items like sponges and loofahs. Once you are done using them, make sure to air dry them in a well-ventilated spot. Otherwise, moisture can accumulate in these products and allow mould growth to take place. Drying them properly is essential for hygiene purposes.

6. Open the windows

If your bathroom is equipped with a window, then it is good practice to open it occasionally to let the room air out. There is nothing as effective as natural ventilation if you are lucky to have it.

At SERVPRO of North Mississauga, we understand how problems like mould growth can negatively impact the lives of our customers. Our professional experts are experienced at handling both commercial and residential property damage restorations, including mould growth.

Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your property restoration needs.

SERVPRO Odour Removal Techniques

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga cleaning services: Odour removal

There is not much worse then a lingering terrible smell in your home or business. There are many causes of odours whether tobacco, mould, pet urine, kitchen fire etc… How are you going to get rid of that odour?

SERVPRO can help, our highly trained odour removal specialists have all the knowledge, experience and equipment needed. Besides trauma and crime scene cleanup there are a lot of reasons SERVPRO of North Mississauga may be needed. House fires, floods and other disasters can wreak havoc and cause some serious odour problems for the home or business owner.

Odors do more than cause the stomach to roll. They can carry bacteria, mould spores and chemicals that can cause harms to those who inhale them. They can make a house unliveable and even have it red or yellow tagged.

Some companies use fragrances to cover up bad smells. One of mom’s greatest sayings was that a bad smell can’t be covered up with perfume. Eventually the perfume goes away and the smell is still there. It’s time to invest in the big guns.

Some may ask, why not chlorine? That may also be used, but SERVPRO knows that other tools are needed as well. It’s hard to get chlorine everywhere; some minute corners may be missed. A lot of scent can come from one small, missed place.

One of the tools they use is called an ozone generator. Granting that this isn’t a tool for the casual cleanup, it is essential to get rid of some of the noxious odours that can be left behind after a disaster. The company will be quick to point out that no one can be in the room at that point in time; it is too dangerous.

Hydroxyl generators are another tool that SERVPRO can use to get rid of odours. There is a big benefit to using these generators in that the family and/or business can stay while they are being used. The down side is that it takes three to five days to get rid of the stench.

Insurance companies tend to prefer this method as then they don’t have to pay for hotel bills, restaurants and other amenities that would be needed if the family didn’t get to stay at home. Families tend to like it better because they are more comfortable at home.

One of the best parts of this generator is so effective it can even get rid of the smell of skunks. Anyone who has been around skunk spray or a dead skunk on the roadways knows that this smell is noxious.

The third tool in the SERVPRO odour arsenal is an air filtration device. People with allergies and/or asthma may already be familiar with these devices. They filter out the allergens in the home that affect people. When coping with the aftermath of a fire, these devices help get rid of the particulate matter faster.

Fortunately, at SERVPRO of North Mississauga, we have the right experience to get rid of any bad smell you may be experiencing.  if you find need professional odour removal in your home or place of business, call us at 905.238.7376

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Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

12/10/2019 (Permalink)

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Tips for Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Any commercial area such as an office or retail store will be prone to high amounts of foot traffic. If there is carpet in any of these locations, not only can they become dirty and unsightly, they can also become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. That is why routine maintenance for your carpet is the key to not only a better appearance but improved longevity. Here we will offer you 5 tips for commercial carpet cleaning that will save you time, money, and resources.

Commercial carpet cleaning and upkeep is the best way to keep your flooring looking great. It can be expensive and time-consuming to replace commercial carpeting. Therefore, we recommend you follow these tips for better health and longevity of your carpeting.

1. Invest In a Good Vacuum

A good, high-quality vacuum can be essential to proper commercial carpet cleaning. It’s not just the quality but also the type of vacuum that is important. Backpack vacuums have shown to be more time and energy-efficient in large commercial areas, especially when there is office furniture or other equipment in the way. Also, make sure the filters are clean and properly dated.

2. Vacuum Daily

Dirt and grit can build up in the carpet and wear down fibers faster than you might think. That’s why daily vacuuming is vital to maintain the longevity and appearance of your carpeting. High traffic areas should be vacuumed every night (or morning). While you can drop it down to 3 times a week for areas that receive less foot traffic, it is not recommended. Daily vacuuming removes traces of dust, pollen, dead skin, hair, dander, dust mites, and more.

3.Tips Place Scraper Mats Near Entry Points

People coming in from outside is the main source of dirt and grime in your carpet. Even worse, when there is water on the bottom of their shoes, it can soak into the carpet and make it even harder to clean. It can also facilitate a breeding ground for bacteria. This is why rubber mats, often called scraper mats, are vital to keeping your carpet clean and long-lasting. When customers or employees enter the building through any entry point, scraper mats can prevent up to 80% of dirt, dust, and moisture from making its way onto your carpet.

4. Spot Treat Immediately

Accidents and spots turn into stains when they are left to sit for too long. Have the proper tools and cleaning materials available to treat spots before they turn into stains. Remember, to blot the spot, never wipe or rub it!

5.Tips Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

Even when following all of the guidelines above, it’s recommended you call in a professional cleaning service from time to time. They can offer deep, carpet cleaning services with professional equipment and cleaners. Along with proper maintenance, deep cleanings will help improve the appearance and longevity of your commercial carpeting. Fortunately, at SERVPRO of North Mississauga, we have the right experience to get your carpets clean the first time.  if you find need professional cleaning in your place of business, call us Mississauga at 905.238.7376

Mississauga Commercial Water Damage Restoration

12/6/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of North Mississauga handles not only residential damage and restoration but commercial as well.

Best Practices for Commercial Water Damage Restoration

When a leak or flood is extensive and causes flood damage events in Mississauga, you’ll likely need to call in a professional for help. Water damage at home can be a nightmare but when it’s at your business or commercial location, it’s even worse. Time is money and when you’re having to shut down to deal with water damage, you’re definitely losing money. However, what do you look for and what is the process? We will answer all of that and more while discussing the best practices for commercial water damage restoration.

What is Commercial Water Damage Restoration?

When any type of water damage happens to your property it can be devastating. While you can try your best to get rid of the water and restore the area yourself, some jobs are just too big to handle on your own. Plus, they take time and when you’re trying to run a business, there is no time to waste. That’s why it’s best to call in a professional to help. Commercial water damage restoration involves water mitigation, flood damage repair, and getting the property back to normal and open as quickly as possible.

The Best Practices for Commercial Water Damage Restoration

The International Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) released a guideline on the best practices for commercial water damage restoration. Includes are categories for the type of water damage and the best guidelines to follow. We’ll briefly cover them below.

Category 1: Potable Water Damage

This is water damage from any type of sanitary water source. This can include a leaking pipe, toilet tank, or faucet. While this is the safest type of water damage, it can quickly turn into a category 2 if not dealt with promptly.

Best Practices:

  • Locate the source of water
  • Prevent any further water from entering the area (a plumber may need to be called)
  • Remove all water
  • Turn on commercial dehumidifiers and then air movers to create a drying chamber
  • Monitor area and remove items that can’t be dried

Category 2: Grey Water Damage

This is water damage from any type of “grey” source where it has been contaminated. This can include leaks from dishwashers, washing machines, sink drains, and sump pumps.

Best Practices:

  • Locate the source of water
  • Prevent any further water from entering the area (a plumber may need to be called)
  • Remove all water
  • Turn on commercial dehumidifiers and then air movers to create a drying chamber
  • Use a biocide on wet surfaces to prevent mold growth
  • Remove carpet padding from wet areas
  • Monitor area and remove items that can’t be dried

Category 3: Black Water Damage

This is water damage from “black” sources. This is water that is very contaminated and contains high levels of harmful pathogens and toxic agents. Usually, this type of damage comes from sewage backups, toilet overflow, and floods from streams or rivers.

Best Practices:

  • Locate the source of water
  • Prevent any further water from entering the area (a plumber may need to be called)
  • Remove all water
  • Turn on commercial dehumidifiers and then air movers to create a drying chamber
  • Use a biocide on wet surfaces to prevent mold growth
  • Remove carpeting and padding from wet areas as well as any other items with a porous material
  • Monitor area and remove items that can’t be dried

Trust that SERVPRO of North Mississauga keeps in mind that time down for your business, is money lost. So our team will work around the clock to make sure it is “Like it never even happened.” and your business is back up and running!

Fireplace Safety Tips and How to Avoid Hazards

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

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Fireplace Safety Tips and How to Avoid Hazards

Now that the weather is getting colder and Christmas is almost upon us, you are probably thinking of using your fireplace again.  Not only does it add ambiance to the room, but it helps keep the heating bills down.  Before you light it up (or even if you already have), here are some tips that will help keep you and your family safe.  

Use Dry Cured Wood

Make sure your wood is split and has been cured for at least 12 months.  It is okay to cover the top of the wood pile, but make sure the sides are left open to help dry the wood.  Green wood causes smoke which will cause soot in the chimney 

Don’t Burn Anything but Firewood

If you are tempted to burn old lumber, crates, plastic or paper that has been lying around.  Don’t!  Items that are not meant to be burned contain chemicals that are released when exposed to heat.  Stick with your firewood.  Fire starter logs are okay if you use only one.

Make Sure the Damper is Open

This sounds like a no brainer, but after not using the fireplace for a while, people sometimes forget to open the damper or the flue.  If the damper helps pull the smoke up the chimney, otherwise it will get very smoky inside.  You can use a flashlight to check if the damper is open.

Clear the Area Around the Fireplace

Make sure there is nothing flammable near the fireplace.  Furniture, dog beds, drapes, newspapers etc. can catch on fire.  These items are potentially flammable and if a piece of wood pops and throws a spark, they could catch on fire.  

Here are some other tips that will help you have a safer fireplace:

  • Clean ashes from previous fires
  • Have the chimney checked once a year by a professional
  • Install a chimney cap
  • If you have a gas fireplace, make sure the switch is child proof
  • Use a safety screen
  • Keep fireplace tools out of reach of children
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector
  • Keep a fire extinguisher on hand
  • If you have bifold glass doors make sure they are open when the fire is burning

Keep these tips in mind to have a safe and enjoyable winter season with your fireplace.  

How to Prevent Basement Flooding

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

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How to Prevent Basement Flooding

SERVPRO® of North Mississauga understands how devastating it can be if you’ve ever had to deal with any type of basement flooding, also how upsetting it can be to have your personal property ruined by water damage. Not only is it a major hassle but it can also be very expensive. While there are some things you just can’t predict, there are quite a few ways you can prevent basement flooding before it even starts. The good news is, it only requires you to be conscious and observant. Keep reading on and we’ll tell you exactly how to prevent basement flooding in 5 easy steps.

Basement flooding can happen at any time but tends to occur in the spring. This is due to the influx of water from snow melting (where applicable) and an increase in rainstorms. If you find your basement flooding during the spring every year, you will definitely benefit from the tips below.

1. Check The Foundation

Check the foundation around the outside of your home for any cracks. Also, look inside the basement on the floor and walls. If you find any small cracks, you can use epoxy to fill them. If the cracks are wide or large, it is recommended you call a professional in. Keep an eye on your foundation and basement walls and floors throughout the year. Repair any problems you find.

2. Keep Your Sewer and Septic Maintained

To prevent basement flooding, it is essential to have your sewers checked and your septic tank cleaned; if you live in one of the older neighbourhoods in Mississauga, and are not hooked up to water and sewer. After the snow has melted and heavier rain starts to set it, clogs in the sewers or overly full septic tanks will become apparent as they overflow or back up and flood your yard and basement. 

3. Clear Gutters and Downspouts

 Our lovely city of Mississauga is filled with beautiful trees. Please make sure you check your gutters at least once a month and clear any leaves or branches. Also check the downspouts to make sure they are clear and pointing away from the foundation by at least three feet. If necessary, get an extension or trough for the downspout to make sure it’s far enough away from your home.

4. Invest in Window Well Covers

If you have windows in your below-grade basement, it is vital that you have window well covers for them. When you purchase clear acrylic window well covers, you won’t be sacrificing any natural light but you’ll be protecting your basement and home from rain and more.

5. Check Your Sump Pump

If you have a sump pump installed in your basement, it is a good idea to check on it from time to time. Make sure it is working properly and plugged in. Also check its well to make sure it is free of any debris. Sump pump failures are reported to be the most common reason for basement flooding in Toronto and Mississauga. Therefore, it is important you keep it properly maintained. 

What to Do if Your Basement Has Already Flooded

If your basement has already flooded the first thing you will need to do is get rid of the water as fast as possible. If it is a couple of inches or less of water, you can likely do this on your own with a sump pump. If you don’t have one or your sump pump caused the flooding in the first place, you can usually rent one from most home improvement stores. If it is more water than that or you don’t have any type of pump, you will need to call in the professionals from SERVPRO® of North Mississauga to help.

Once the water is removed, the area needs to be dried as quickly as it can be. Professionals often use large fans to achieve this but if the damage isn’t too extensive, a few box fans might do the trick. If you have carpet installed, it likely will need to be removed. Anything that is porous and saturated will also need to go. This can include drywall as well.

Instead of suffering the expensive headache, follow the 5 tips above on how to prevent basement flooding. If you follow all of the steps and remain observant, the chances of having your basement flood will decrease significantly.

Our Experienced Water Damage Experts are available 24/7/365 by calling SERVPRO® of North Mississauga at 905.238.7376

Why Does My House Smell Like Sewage?

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

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Here at SERVPRO of North Mississauga we understand that the smell of sewage is certainly not a pleasant one for anyone. But if you’re a homeowner, it can smell less like noxious gas and more like money being shelled out for professional repairs. Here are some of the possible reasons your home might be emitting a foul odour and what you can do about it.

The most obvious place to start is the bathroom. But, if you’ve already cleaned and thoroughly examined your toilet and the smell persists, the issue is likely more problematic. You could have a vent pipe that is not working properly, or a broken or loose seal around your toilet. Reseting your toilet with caulk or a new ring would likely fix this problem.

Often odours can come from the shower—either from a build up of biofilm or clogs in a P-trap. Action to take here would include a solid cleaning job of the tub drain and troubleshooting of the P-trap (smells can come from a soggy clog as easily as from a “dry” P-trap). Just like the shower, a bathroom sink can emit a foul smell too.  First check the overflow area for the same accumulation of biofilm. P-traps in your sink could have the same problems as the shower, as well as washing machines—another potential source of sewer smells.

Washing machines can also have clogged pipes and vents which can trap sewer air. Sometimes, the water itself can be the culprit—both bacterial buildups in the tank and even an over accumulation of hydrogen sulphide in your water can create hazardous odours. 

If you’ve taken a look at these spots in your home, and cannot locate or troubleshoot the smell source, then it’s most likely time to call us at SERVPRO of North Mississauga. You could need sewage cleanup, have a blockage in your sanitary main, tree root problems, collapsed sewer lines or flooding that’s not apparent to a quick sweep of the yard.  In these cases, the solutions are best left to the professionals.

What You Should Do if You Find Mould in Your House

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

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It can be every homeowner’s worst nightmare… mould. Known as the silent killer, mould can affect your health in negative ways without you even knowing it. While it can be a terrible feeling and experience to find it growing in your home, you should at least be happy that you found it. But what happens next? Here we will tell you what to do if you find it in your house.

How to Tell if it is Mould

The first thing to know is that mould likes dark areas that don’t get a lot of airflow and/or are exposed to any sort of moisture. Mould can also occur where food is prepared like in the kitchen. Bathrooms are a common area for microbial growth due to the moisture present. A leaky roof in the attic can also be causing possible growth you’re not aware of.

Mould is usually fuzzy and black or green in color. It can also appear in small green, black, and white patches. If the area is damp at all, that is also a sure indication.

What to Do if You Find Mould in Your House

If you find any growing in your home, the first thing you should do is be careful not to disturb it. By touching it or trying to wipe it off, for example, you can actually release toxic spores into the air instead. This can, in turn, spread through the air conditioning and infect other places of the home.

While using bleach is a common remedy, it is important to note that it can only work in certain cases. Bleach can only be used to kill mould that is on non-porous surfaces such as tile or glass. If there is  growth on any porous surface such as wood or drywall, a professional should be called in.

Some online guides suggest cutting the area out, like with drywall, and just replacing it. However, once you can see microbial growth, it’s possible there is potential contamination in other places and a microscopic leak could even be to blame. Therefore, if you spot anything that looks suspicious anywhere in your home, you should call out professionals who can assess and start the mould remediation process promptly.

SERVPRO® of North Mississauga specializes in mould remediation. We use specialized equipment and techniques to thoroughly clean and resolve your problem quickly and safely. The safety and health of you and your family are our biggest concern. If you have mould in your home or business, give SERVPRO® of North Mississauga a call at 905.238.7376

Preventing Water Damage From Frozen Pipes

11/26/2019 (Permalink)

Preventing Water Damage From Frozen Pipes

Here at SERVPRO of North Mississauga we understand  that the winter months can bring numerous problems to your property. With the temperatures dropping, one of the main things to keep an eye out for are frozen pipes.

Why Are Frozen Pipes A Problem?

Frozen pipes can be a problem in many different ways besides the fact that they can damage your property. Some of the most common problems that are caused by frozen pipes include:

#1: Lack Of Running Water:

As you can easily understand, when your pipes are frozen, you won't have any running water. This can be a big headache since you need water to take a shower, wash the dishes, among so many other daily chores. 

#2: Potential To Burst:

One of the things that many homeowners don't know is that frozen pipes can lead to pipes bursting. After all, as the water freezes inside the pipe, the pressure between the blockage and the closed faucet can increase up to a point that makes the pipe likely to explode. 

Some Pipes Are More Vulnerable

While not all homeowners in Mississauga will have deal with frozen pipes, the reality is that certain conditions may make your pipes freeze more than others. These include:

#1:  Exterior Walls:

When your water pipes are located in the exterior walls of your home, they are more vulnerable to freezing. 

#2: Basements And Attics:

If your pipes are located in your basement or attic, they are more prone to freeze. In many cases, they don't get the same amount of heat as the rest of the house. Also most people don't utilize basements or attics as much as the rest of their living space. If you don't spend as much time in attics or basements you won't tend to notice any potential problems. 

#3: Furnace Failure:

If your furnace is off for a prolonged period of time due to malfunction or power outage and the weather is below freezing, your pipes can freeze very quickly so make sure to get your furnace serviced regularly.

How To Tell Your Pipes Are Frozen

#1: There Is Frost On The Pipe:

One of the ways to check if you have frozen pipes is to take a look at some of the pipes that you use more frequently. For example, if you take a look at the sink pipes and you see frost accumulating on the outside, this may indicate that the pipe is frozen.

#2: No Water:

If you turn on the faucet and you don't have any water coming out, you may have your frozen pipes. 

#3: Burst Pipes:

If you don’t notice the frozen pipes quick enough the pipes could burst, if this happens please call a local plumber immediately to mitigate the water damage to your home or office.  

When you notice any of these signs, it is important to act quickly. As you already know, frozen pipes can lead to substantial  water damage. So, when the temperatures start to drop, you must keep an eye on your pipes. 

Bottom Line

SERVPRO of North Mississauga  works tirelessly  to keep your items from damage while we do work. Our content specialists team will do wonders with your clean-up on all types of materials.  

Trust that SERVPRO of North Mississauga will work around the clock to make sure it is “Like it never even happened.” 


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