Thursday, January 3, 2013

Disaster Restoration: Mold, Water and Air Ducts


No business or homeowner ever wants to hear the word disaster when it comes to their office building or personal property. However, ignoring a serious problem or failing to take necessary preventative steps will often result in just that, a disaster.
Water and Mold
Water leakage and general dampness and humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth, "musty" smells, and poor air quality. This, in turn, can cause health issues (allergies, asthma), lost tenants, and even lawsuits. Excessive mold growth can even damage a building's structure. If mold is an issue in your commercial building, disaster restoration mold removal is a must (no pun intended).
A disaster restoration specialist can visit your commercial building to diagnose the source of wetness and take the necessary steps to restore the space in question. The specialist can do this by eliminating moisture, drying or removing contaminated materials, removing visible and/or hidden mold using HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums, and restoring air quality. Doing so will create a healthy and safe work environment. Disaster mold removal is also available for homeowners needing immediate residential care.
Emergency Water Removal
Flooding can cause serious and permanent damage to a building if it is not quickly attended to, not to mention the fact that a commercial building must close its doors (halting operations) until emergency water removal is complete. Excess water can, of course, also cause mold growth.
If your commercial building or residence has experienced recent water damage due to a leaky roof, gutters, pipes, flooding, or other source, contact a disaster restoration specialist today.
Quality specialists have experience handling numerous types of emergency water removal scenarios, including waters contaminated by bacteria. It is important to act quickly and professionally when a building or home (and the people and materials in it) is compromised by flooding or excess water.
Air Duct Cleaning
Air ducts are like the veins of a home or office, in that they transfer heated and cooled air throughout the building to and from the HVAC and air vents. If your home's air ducts are clogged or dirty, it will seriously compromise the home's indoor air quality and overall safety.
Air ducts stay busy, and that's why many indoor air contaminants can build up inside them, including mold, bacteria, dust mites, and fiberglass particles. Clean, free-flowing air ducts not only increase the health and safety of your home, they'll also result in lower energy bills-- your HVAC will not have to work as hard if heated and cooled air can flow freely throughout the home.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Although dryer vent cleaning is often overlooked, it is an important way to prevent potential disaster in a home. Did you know that clogged or unclean dryer vents lead to thousands of residential fires every year? It's true. And like air ducts, clean and free-flowing dryer vents will help your system perform more efficiently (and more affordably). Contact a specialist if your clothing seems to take longer and longer to dry, if no lint has collected at the end of a cycle, or if the dryer itself feels overheated.
Taking the necessary steps to prevent disasters in a home or business can save hundreds -- even thousands -- of dollars, protect families and workers in the home or building, and create a safe and comfortable space to live or work. Contact a disaster restoration specialist to treat mold, excess water, air duct, and dryer vent issues in your home or commercial building today!

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