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Enlist the Help of Trained Fire Damage Cleanup Experts in Mississauga

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Offers Mississauga Property Owners Quality Fire Damage Restoration Results

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

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

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

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

Detailed Fire Damage Inspection and Assessment

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

Cleanup Involving Debris Removal and Safe Disposal

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

Can My Smoke Damaged Belongings and Furniture get Restored?

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

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

Deodorizing is Essential for All Fire-Related Cleanup Jobs

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

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

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

Fast, Efficient Water Damage Assistance for Mississauga Property Owners

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

How Fast Can SERVPRO Arrive After I Call?

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

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

The Latest in Restoration Industry Technology and Equipment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If Your Mississauga Property Has Mould Damage, it Cannot Wait

7/28/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

What Makes Mould Remediation Such a Challenge?

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

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

Some Facts About Mould That People May Not Realize

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

Why Trust SERVPRO Technicians for Quality Mould Restoration?

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

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

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

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.