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Restoration Services for the Mississauga Winter and Spring to Combat Water, Mold, Storm or Fire Damage
The long winter months in the Toronto area bring with them high levels of humidity, typically above 60%, as well as rainfall and snow. With extreme weather conditions, there is a higher likelihood of home emergencies occurring. Burst or frozen pipes are a common malady that affects homeowners in this region. Also, high humidity and moisture levels can lead to microbial growth issues. These issues can become a massive problem during winter when your central heating system is likely to provide the ideal temperatures to promote uncontrolled microbial growth. Fortunately, Mississauga is also home to expert restoration services for the repair of mold, storm, water, or fire damage throughout the year.
Throughout the colder months of the year, your home is at high risk of sustaining water damage here in Mississauga. Freezing water in cold temperatures, as well as the thawing during the day, causes water to expand or contract in a constant cycle. In an outdoor environment, this expansion with contraction is barely noticeable. However, in restricted space, this process can cause severe damage to both the infrastructure of your home and its fixtures and contents.
A typical result of extreme temperatures is the failure of pipes or appliances, which leads to a water issue. You may find that water affects different areas of your Mississauga home in different ways, which makes it tough to restore without professional assistance. Understanding the science of building materials is an essential part of the SERVPRO training program. It allows us to tailor a drying strategy for your unique property rather than a blanket restoration service- which could cause further harm to sensitive materials.
When water flows through a structure from an open point, such as a burst pipe, it can spread through the home. This spread can include floors, walls, or ceilings. Understanding the assembly of these areas is essential to active restoration. A floor, for example, is likely to contain porous materials such as drywall, solids like wood as well as metal fittings. Each of these materials responds differently to the presence of heat, moisture, or air movement. At SERVPRO, we perform a careful analysis of building materials to ensure our drying procedure is comprehensive and does not put the home at risk of secondary damage like mold growth.
Mold is a microbe, and like all living organisms, it requires temperature, food supply, and moisture to grow. The ideal conditions for microbial growth are humidity levels above 60%. With a decent food supply and warm temperatures- such as those found in a centrally heated property- microbial fungi can grow to a full-size colony in as little as seventy-two hours. Residents frequently find mold damage in Mississauga because the average humidity levels during the winter months are cohesive with the ideal humidity for mould growth.
Any loose moisture from condensation, thawing snow, or ice, as well as leaking pipes, can quickly dilapidate into a microbial growth issue. Our team here at SERVPRO includes applied microbial remediation technicians (AMRT) who can provide you with a comprehensive gameplan for getting rid of mold and making sure it does not come back. Since mould can only survive where there is a presence of moisture, our first step is to dry the affected area of your Mississauga home thoroughly. We may need to remove sections of drywall or another physical barrier to gain access to the source of moisture and dry it using air-movers or dehumidification equipment.
Once a SERVPRO mold remediation specialist is happy that the source of moisture is dry, we can begin to remove mold colonies using agitative equipment in combination with negative air pressure. Negative air pressure helps to ensure that mold spores do not spread to other parts of your Mississauga home during the removal phase. Our final step is to treat the affected area with disinfectant and biocide to prevent mouds from progressing through growth stages and returning after the restoration service is complete.
A property that has recent experience of a cooking fire or electrical fire can become odorous and unpleasant. Unfortunately, masking the scent using an air freshener is a shortcut that can lead to returning or persistent odor. Our team of fire damage restorers in Mississauga are experts at controlling and deodorizing a property that has had a recent fire. Malodour comes from several places, which is why SERVPRO cleaning services incorporate several techniques to combat it.
The guiding principle behind odor removal is to spread deodorant in a similar way to how odor particles are spread. In the instance of a fire, odor causing particles from combusting materials are sent through a home in the form of smoke. These smoke deposits can push odor particles into small crevices, cavities, or soft furnishing, which can make removal through cleaning a challenge. SERVPRO restoration services seek to replicate this means of dispersing odor by using equipment with deodorant solvents.
Misting equipment is a lighter form of fogging equipment that is exceptionally useful to SERVPRO technicians. Misters vapourise solvents and dispense a light mist into an indoor environment. They are hand-held and easy to direct into smaller cavities or crevices in the home. The solvent dispersal includes chemical agents that bond with odor causing particles and therefore neutralize the presence of malodour in your Mississauga home.
Residents of Toronto need to prepare themselves for snowstorms and blizzards during the winter months of each year. These weather events can come on rapidly while causing serious inconvenience for homeowners as well as property damages. Often snow storms can cause structural harm to a property in the form of sleet or hail, which can, in extreme cases, breakthrough windows and doors. As snow thaws, the likelihood of gutters or drainage systems becoming overworked increases the likelihood of storm damage to your Mississauga home.
When a storm strikes your property, your priority is to find a restoration service that can deal with large loss projects in an efficient and organized manner. SERVPRO emergency services combine hard skills such as the quality and efficiency of restoration with the ability to communicate effectively with residents, who may be under severe stress or facing a temporary relocation from the property. To ensure our services are coordinated, SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use an iOS dry book to document, assist, and plan the myriad restoration services your Mississauga home needs to get back to a preloss condition.
Recording areas of damage digitally allows us to mobilize the equipment and workforce needed within just four hours of notification of loss. Responding within this time period significantly increases mitigation success and reduces permanent harm to your Mississauga home. During the execution of the restoration service, our technicians can update or record outcomes digitally, which can then be passed onto your insurer for a stress-free claim.
For all types of property damage, you can contact SERVPRO of North Mississauga at (905) 238-7376. We are here to help, 24/7.