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4 Major Storm Protection Tips For Your Wilmington Home

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Roofing damage after tree fell on roof We are roof damage repair specialist!

Storm damage is common in Ohio, and we want our Wilmington homeowners to have a protection plan in place to avoid severe damages. 

SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek is located in midwest America, which means we have a lot of different weather that we experience throughout the year. The residents of Wilmington experience strong winds from tornadoes, heavy rainfall, and snowstorms throughout the year. To help protect your most valuable asset, we have created 4 ways to protect your home from a storm. When your home suffers from storm damage, SERVPRO will make it "Like it never even happened."

1. Clear away patio items

When the weather channel advises that a storm is going to pass, the Wilmington residents must make sure that all of their lawn furniture, gardening tools, and sporting equipment are stored away in a secure space. High winds during a heavy storm will potentially pick up your yard items and send them flying through a window or damage your home's siding. Securing loose outdoor items during a storm event can protect your house from unnecessary damage.

2. Trim dead tree branches 

The time is now to examine the trees that surround your property. Each year SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek receives hundreds of calls that are from branches falling and damaging a Wilmington home. 

Heavy storms will often snap large tree branches that can damage your home's siding, roofing, decks, and windows. Storms can even topple power lines and cause power outages to Wilmington neighborhoods. If there is a tree on your property with a clear loose connection, consider hiring an arborist to remove the dead branches. Removing the dead branches and trees in your yard may be expensive, but it will save you in the long run from damage to your home.

3. Invest in a generator 

Tree branches can easily fall and snap the power lines. We have also seen first hand the power outages caused by lightning strikes. When lightning blows up a power transformer, you can guarantee major power outages will occur. To protect your home from potential power outages, we recommend investing in a quality power generator. With all of the storms that hit Ohio, investing in a generator is a great way to protect your home during storms and constantly back up. Our Owner Gary Shooter has invested in numerous generators to help keep us up and running when a storm hits Wilmington. We can power the equipment that we place in your home with our generators. 

4. Water-proof your home

Rainstorms can lead to flooding, which can potentially major damage to your Wilmington home. Water damage devalues a house and causes significant problems with the foundation. The best way to ensure that your home is safe from potential water damage is to check for foundation leaks, clean out gutters, and replace broken windows. Also, be mindful of any pooling in the yard. Pooling is a clear indicator that drainage issues are making your home more susceptible to water damage.

SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek can come out and make sure your home is ready to fight against storm damage. If you would like one of our professionals to evaluate your home, please give us a call at (937) 228-3433 

These four tips should help you be prepared in case of emergency, but if damage has already occurred, rely on the professionals at SERVPRO to clean up the damage. We are available 24/7 365 days a year. 

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5 Smoke Damage Clean Up Tips To Get Rid Of The Lingering Smell

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Smoke damage clean up to Dayton apartment bedroom On this job, we had to perform extensive smoke damage clean up.

After a house fire occurs in your home, there will be immediate impacts that can be concerning. 

Fire damage can leave a property owner questioning the next steps in getting rid of the smoke smell in the affected areas. The professionals at SERVPRO know that the smoke smell is caused by smoke damage that has ingrained on your walls and in the fabric of your furniture. Though the smoke damage smell is difficult to remove, it is not impossible. In this post, we will go through 5 tips on removing the smoke smell from your home. We want our Dayton residents to know that fire damage is enough to deal with and that we want to help ease the unnecessary tension caused by the smoke smell. 

How to Quickly Get Rid of That Smoke Smell? 

At SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek, we have seen black soot covering all of the surfaces of a home after a severe fire occurs. On harder surfaces, we have found that the smoke smell will leave with time, but on softer surfaces (drapes, furniture cushions, carpet flooring), the smells will soak in. Taking specific measures are necessary to remove any smoke damage smells in your home. Here are the 5 smoke damage clean up tips to ease the cleaning process. 

  1. Ventilation

After a fire occurs in your home, it is essential to keep every door and window open for a full day so that fresh air passes through the home. Fresh air is critical to remove unwanted smoke damage smells. We also recommend placing many fans facing out of the house to help the ventilation process. Letting a smoke-damaged house breathe will get you ahead of the game before any significant smoke damage clean up occurs.  

  1. Home Remedy (Baking Soda)

One of the more natural methods for smoke damage clean up for getting rid of the smoke smell out of soft surfaces (drapes, furniture cushions, carpet flooring) is using baking soda. If you choose to use baking soda, we recommend starting with the carpeting of your home by sprinkling baking soda on your damaged carpets and massage the powder into the carpet with a broom. After an overnight soak vacuum the carpets the next day. The goal here is for the baking soda to neutralize the smoke damage smell. If the smell does not come out in the first round of this method, we recommend doing this over and over until it does. The baking soda treatment does not solely work on carpeting; you can do this method on all of your soft surfaces by following the same procedures. 

  1. The power of vinegar 

Your home's washing machine can clean soft fabrics such as drapes, sheets, blankets, and damaged clothing. When cleaning these types of fabrics in your washing machine, we recommend using regular daily washing detergent with a cup of white vinegar. White vinegar is a deep, heavy-duty cleaner that can remove that unwanted smoke smell from any of your damaged fabrics. 

 For harder surfaces (like walls and countertops) affected by smoke damage, we recommend creating a solution to remove the smoke damage smell. The top-secret heavy-duty solution includes a quarter cup of white vinegar and a teaspoon of dish soap for every gallon of water. Once the solution has been all mixed up, place the solution in a spray bottle, and spray every hard solid surface in your house with it. For best practices, give the sprayed down surfaces time to sit and then wipe them with a clean cloth. 

  1. Dish Soap 

For all items that are removable and hard like children's toys, light fixtures, and window screens, we recommend soaking these items using dish soap filled in a bathtub. Soak for as long as you need to remove the unwanted smell of smoke damage. 

  1. Call you local Professionals.

We understand that we just gave you some home remedies to remove the unwanted smoke damage smell from the surfaces of your home. Keep in mind that smoke damage cleanup is not the most straightforward task to perform, especially when it is extensive. For any smoke damage clean up job, it is best to call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek. We have all of the industrial cleaning equipment ready to give all of the surfaces and contents of your home a thorough cleaning. 

Don't Ignore the smoke damage smell in your home

The smoke and soot cleaning trained professionals here at SERVPRO are here to ease your tension after you have experienced fire damage. When we get that initial call, we will come and assess the damage and then create smoke damage clean up plan so that your house gets a thorough clean. Our fire restoration professionals make sure to remove all signs of soot and remove that unwanted smoke smell. We help residential and commercial customers in Dayton, Ohio, restore their affected property. Contact SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek at (937) 228-3433 for all home restoration needs and questions.

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5 Actionable Steps To Take When Water Damage Occurs in Miamisburg, OH

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in Miamisburg restaurant We are here to help fight water damage in Miamisburg

SERVPRO Professionals Perform Restoration for Commercial Water Loss in Miamisburg Ohio 

This past spring, the residents of Miamisburg knew that a three-day storm left many with flooded basements and newfound leaks. Our phones were non stop ringing with a total count of two hundred calls on the second day of rainfall. When heavy rain occurs, we place ourselves in what we call a storm response. Our professionals know that during a storm event, they can expect to work longer hours to help the local homeowners fight water damage. 

Miamisburg Restaurant Water Damage 

In the image above, you can see a couple of air movers placed in a Miamisburg restaurant. The restaurant had water damage caused by a leak in the roof that made its way through the walls. This particular drying setup was used to help dry the ceiling as quickly as possible so that the business could begin serving customers again. 

When a local restaurant suffers from a water loss, we do our best to get the building dry as quickly as possible. We know that small business owners own many restaurants and that revenue is lost every day that they are closed. In this particular incident, the owner was fortunate because we received the call after business hours allowing us to do all demolition overnight. The owner was able to keep their restaurant open the whole time while we were drying the property. 

Insurance covers commercial water damage.

Anytime water damage affects a Miamisburg home or business, we let our customers know that they have two options for paying for the damages. 

  1. Pay for the damages out of pocket 
  2. Submit a claim to their insurance company 

Paying for damages out of pocket 

The typical trend that we have noticed here at SERVPRO Miamisburg is that smaller water damages usually are paid for by the owner. An owner may decide to pay for the water loss out of pocket because insurance companies may increase your insurance rates after a claim. 

Submitting a claim  

More substantial water losses are advised to be forwarded to the owner's insurance provider. The reason that we suggest this is because the damages can cost tens of thousands of dollars. In the case of the Miamisburg restaurant, the small business could not pay for the damages without help from insurance because of the extensive damage that the ceiling had undergone. 

Appliances and electronics affected by water damage

We are here to help if appliances (like a point of sales system) are affected by a water loss. We do not take care of water-damaged electronics in-house, but we have a preferred vendor to fix broken appliances. Please note that our preferred vendor can't save all appliances. In some cases, it is better to buy new appliances.   

Miamisburg Restoration Contact 

SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek proudly serves the Miamisburg, OH community. We have been called for small water losses where a basement has had a flood to significant tornado damage losses. We want our Miamisburg residents to know that no matter what the job's size may be, we can help every step of the way. If your home or business has suffered from recent water damage, please contact our office ASAP at  (937) 228-3433.

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The Story Behind Tornado Damage In Xenia Ohio

6/22/2020 (Permalink)

xenia tornado damage in 1974 Tornado damage in Xenia, Ohio 1974

Xenia Ohio residents know that tornado damage is widespread and should always prepare for damage to their home. 

Xenia Tornado of 1974

In 1974 a severe F5 Tornado whipped through the city of xenia stripping away roofs, windows and leaving apartments as open as a child's playhouse. This tornado is still the record for one of the worst tornadoes to ever touch down in the United States. The complete report of this tornado destruction came out totaling 1,150 injured and killing a total of 35.

Xenia Tornado of 2000

On September 20, 2000, another tornado touched down in Xenia, causing a bunch of destruction. This tornado was not as severe as the F5 tornado in 1974, but it was still damaging given the rating of an F4. Fortunately, only 100 people were injured compared to the 1,150 injury count in 1974. It took a few years for the repairs to make the city of Xenia as if not destruction occurred. 

How does the force behind a tornado cause home damage?

Tornado damage is caused by the air pressure inside of a structure and the air outside. When a tornado passes over a building, low pressure tugs a home or business roof upwards. The extreme wind then exerts a high pressure that pushes any roof up from the sides of the building. When the force of the wind surpasses the force exerted by the roof's weight, you can guarantee that the roof will be swept away. Not to mention the broken windows and all of the other flying debris that can cause more damage to your property.

Tornado waterspouts 

There is a misconception that tornadoes do not carry water. A false conception because in Xenia, we have found that water damage typically occurs when a tornado passes. The reason water damage occurs is due to waterspouts. Waterspouts are where water has collected inside of a tornado. Severe waterspouts are different from land-tornadoes because they develop on the surface of a body of water, and then it works its way upward. In Xenia, we have seen land-tornadoes that have crossed one of the many rivers in Ohio.

Tornado Damage Repairs 

If your property happens to suffer from tornado damage, we recommend that you call us as quickly as possible. We want to help make sure that more damage does not occur from neglected tornado damage. SERVPRO is known to be the go-to company for all Xenia restoration mitigation and repairs. When you call us, we make it a priority to respond quickly and will go above and beyond to make sure that your property has been restored "Like it never even happened." 

Call us today at (937) 228-3433 for a restoration inspection of your home. When we arrive on-site, we will evaluate how much damage your home has undergone and then give you an estimate. If applicable, we will go the extra mile by getting in contact with your insurance adjuster to make sure that you are getting the most out of your insurance claim. 

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Three Common Home Appliances That Cause Water Damage

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen from multiple different appliances in your home. 

We want our Dayton homeowners to feel safe knowing that their appliances are working correctly to avoid any potential home water damage. To ensure that your appliances are in good working condition, we suggest that you get all of your appliances checked at a minimum of once a year. 

Home appliances that need to be checked  

Washing Machines 

When a home washing machine happens to have a small leak, it can appear to be a small issue. Although a small leak seems to be a minor, it should not be ignored. We have experienced small pinhole leaks in a water supply line that have broken out into an all-out basement flood. For best safety practices to prevent water damage, it is best to check the connecting hoses leading to your washing machine a couple of times per year.

In some cases, our customers install an automatic shutoff valve to the water supply line for their washing machines. A shut off valve can help save a home from 500 gallons of water damage. Most water shut off valves on washing machines work because they automatically shut the water entering the washing machine once a full cycle is complete. The valve will remain closed until the next person is looking to wash the laundry. 

Refrigerators with plumbing

We all appreciate the convenience of an automatic ice maker in our kitchens. But did you know it can also be the culprit of household floods? Our SERVPRO crews have had to clean water damages caused by the water line that supplies an ice maker. When the water lines get damaged, they can leak or, worse yet, become completely unattached. We know it might be a hassle to get behind your home's refrigerator, but it is essential to waterline periodically for crimps and make sure the valve connection is secure. We recommend our customers leave a four-inch gap between the refrigerator and the wall for safety from water damage. This will allow easy access to pull out the fridge and prevent future crimping in your water line.

Dishwashers

The last known home appliance that can cause severe water damage comes from dishwashers. This household appliance has a supply line just like refrigerators and washing machines. If a dishwasher water supply line was to burst, you could guarantee that your kitchen will be filled with water after a wash and rinse cycle. In some of our more severe water damages caused by dishwashers, we have seen a dishwasher back up. Backup typically occurs when debris has clogged the drain, and the water has nowhere to go but inside your home. 

SERVPRO of East Dayton can't emphasize enough how vital yearly routine inspection of the hoses and connections can save you significant repair costs. If your Dayton home falls victim to a water emergency, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek ASAP. Our experienced IICRC trained technicians are available 24/7 for all home restoration needs. Call us today at (937) 228-3433

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Beavercreek Tornado Damage Repair Specialist

6/8/2020 (Permalink)

Tornado passing through Dayton Ohio Dayton Ohio tornado causing damage to everything in its path.

SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek is here to help during tornado damage aftermath

In 2019, approximately 49 tornadoes occurred in the state of Ohio. Compared to earlier years, 2016 was relatively quiet but still resulted in 24 tornadoes and over a million dollars in damage, according to OCSWA. Even if you don't live in a high-risk Ohio city like Beavercreek or Xenia, intense and violent tornadoes do occur. Depending on the type of tornado twister, you could have serious repercussions spinning your way.

Look out for Warnings

Tornadoes typically form when there are different speeds of wind at different altitudes. Tornadoes create a horizontal rotating column of air, also known as a supercell. When a supercell picks up enough condensation, it will form a funnel. When the National Severe Storms Laboratory alerts that a tornado watch is in effect, then you can guarantee that a tornado funnel has touched down within 250 miles. When a Beavercreek resident is issued a warning, serious precautions need to occur because there is a severe threat to your home and anyone in it. 

What is Tornado EF?

Ohio residents have heard the term EF every time a tornado warning occurs. For those who are not aware, EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which was officially applied by the National Weather Service in 2007. The EF scale is a more accurate assessment of a tornado's characteristics than what the original Fujita Scale (F-Scale) stated. The current EF scale model designates wind speed ranges based on 28 damage indicators, including different structures and building types. 

Each damage indicator has eight levels of damage:

EF-0

An EF-0 category tornado will most likely only produce relatively light damages to Beavercreek residents. EF-0 winds are still strong and will most likely produce small cracks to your home's structure. In your yard, there will be broken branches and fallen twigs. In some cases, you will see bent road signs. 

EF-1 

When an EF 1 category tornado touches down, you can expect winds anywhere from 86-165 mph. Heavy winds can rip apart your roof, or at the very least, multiple shingles. During an EF-1 category tornado, mobile homes are in danger because they can be overturned entirely with winds over 80 mph. 

EF-2 to EF-3

Facing an EF-2 or EF-3 tornado in Ohio, you can bet that considerable damage will take place. Typically in EF2/3, large trees will fall, and some may become uprooted entirely. Man cars will be lifted off the ground, and objects in your yard will be flying around like torpedos fired from a submarine.

EF-4

When an Ohio meteorologist announces that an EF-4 tornado has touched down, you better be prepared. An EF-4 tornado can overturn a train. A train is not a home, but you best believe that it is a high possibility that your home will undergo severe damages. In most cases, once a broken window busts more wind to rush in and create pressure on the interior walls. When there is substantial wind pressure in your home, you can assume that your home roof will blow away. 

EF-5

An EF-5 tornado is the worst or the worst for Beavercreek residents. This is where winds over 200 mph bring incredible damage and devastation. Large objects will be flying through the air as if they are as light as a balloon. Even the strongest constructed homes could be left to nothing. In some cases, these types of tornadoes cause foundations to be cleared.

Seeking Tornado Damage Help 

SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek has seen it all when it comes to tornado damage. We can estimate all of your roof repairs and help mitigate any damages that may occur. You must have our number saved in your phone to fix any restoration and reconstruction that your home may require. All of our IICRC certified technicians are prepared to use the highest restoration techniques when restoring Beavercreek homes after a tornado. 

Give SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek a call at (937) 228-3433 for any tornado damage or water removal in Dayton. Let the professionals, like the experts here at SERVPRO, help you.

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5 Ways To Prevent Shower Black Mold in Dayton Apartments

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth in Dayton Shower SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek offers both commercial and residential mold inspections

Shower Black Mold

Property managers in Dayton Ohio know how scary it is when they find out that there is a mold problem in their complex. We want our local property managers to be prepared on who to call when mold is found in their building. We also like to educate our Dayton locals to know how to prevent black mold from growing in their shower. 

Ohio Mold Remediation 

Ohio isn't known to have a severe mold issue, but it is still prevalent. Most mold issues in the homes that we respond to are from when a homeowner has water damage that had not been appropriately mitigated. Mold is relevant in places that have a humid climate. The reason that mold likes a humid environment is due to the fact that mold reproduces when there's moisture in the air. 

Five steps to prevent black mold in a shower 

  1. Good ventilation. Many people like to take really hot showers that produce a lot of steam. To avoid mold growth while taking a shower, it is best practice to open a bathroom window. Another suitable method to prevent moisture in the air is to leave a shower exhaust fan on while showering and 30 minutes afterward. Lastly, and if only possible, we suggest leaving the bathroom door open to allow better circulation throughout the bathroom.   
  2. Remove hair in the shower drain. Cellulose materials like soap scum, body hairs, and oils can be a breeding ground for black mold. We believe that it is best practice to keep your drains open and clear so that mold can not feed. Having clear pipes also prevents future water damages. There are many chemicals in the market that keep the drain clean. We suggest cleaning out a shower drain once a week if the solution that you use allows.
  3. Invest in an antimicrobial. An antimicrobial is an agent that kills and stops the growth of microorganisms. We suggest that you spray down your shower once a week to kill any new mold spores trying to grow.
  4. Deep clean once every two weeks. At a bare minimum, your shower needs to be clean every two weeks. If time prevails, we suggest that you do it weekly. Please don't forget that a shower deep clean includes whipping down the shampoo bottles. 
  5. Avoid unnecessary materials. We have come into many homes that use a shower mat to avoid slipping. SERVPRO cares about the safety and health of our customers. We suggest that if a customer can remove any mat from their bathroom shower; it will help from mold growing underneath the mat. Bathroom mats are a mold magnet. 

Call SERVPRO East Dayton/Beavercreek if the above prevention tips do not work. We want our Dayton residents to be free of mold growth throughout their home. Mold spores can grow anywhere and can navigate in the air affecting other surfaces and parts of the house. We are available 24/7 and have trained technicians that are willing to help.

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Who to call After A Clothes Dryer Fire in Dayton?

5/25/2020 (Permalink)

Lint build-up Dryer lint build-up

Certified Disaster Mitigation Pros Are Available 24/7 to Restore Your Dayton Home  

Roughly 15,000 dryer fires occur each year across the US, causing an average of $192 million in direct property loss for homeowners. Most of these fatal dryer fires start by either dryer lint igniting or electrical failure. 

Fortunately for any homeowner living in the Dayton, Ohio surrounding areas has SERVPRO of East Dayton/Beavercreek a quick phone call away. Our SERVPRO team is ready to take care of the damage and restore your home to its preloss condition. We are here if you need assistance to mitigate fire damage from your Dayton laundry room. 

The Severity Fire Damage Restoration Dayton, OH

Every day, home cleaners are ill-equipped for a  fire restoration job. SERVPRO Dayton is equipped with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)- materials. They must have all the proper chemicals at their disposal for fire damage clean up. Our certified chemicals will reduce odors, soot, and related residues. 

How To Prevent The Most Common Causes of Clothes Dryer Fire Damage?

  • Combusting lint. Make sure to clean out the lint filter after every load. Cleaning the filter will prevent flammable buildup. 
  • Outdoor vent flap obstructions.  Restricted airflow can cause problems where heat is not escaping your home.
  • Duct failures.  In order to avoid searching for fire damage restoration companies near Dayton, it is best to have your home ducts cleaned often. Regular cleaning of your ducts will prevent materials from building up in your Dayton home. 

SERVPRO Fire Damage Restoration 

Out of all the SERVPRO locations, SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek knows any house fire requires a team that can clean up soot and repair fire damaged areas in your home. SERVPRO handles both soot and odor control with EPA-registered biocides and commercial-grade deodorizers. 

Dayton Ohio fire restoration company  

Our technicians can remove Dayton walls and ceilings as well as damaged drywall, insulation, flooring, and other structural materials. SERVPRO is prepared to leave your residence looking, “Like it never even happened.” When you need disaster cleanup, you can call (937) 228-3433 for a rapid-response service that starts within hours. 


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Does Allstate Insurance Policy Cover Mold Damage?

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth in Dayton basement SERVPRO is an Allstate preferred vendor!

Being a building owner in Dayton, Ohio, you might have an Allstate insurance policy that covers fire and water damage. Did you know that mold damage can be just as destructive to your property? Mold grows on various parts of your structure's premises. 

Materials that home mold grows on: 

  • Drywall 
  • Paper 
  • Wood 
  • Carpet 
  • Tile  

As mold grows on these surfaces, it destroys the materials by using them as a source of food. If any mold gets into your air duct system, then you will be in trouble. When mold gets into an air duct, the mold spores can spread throughout the building, quickly causing mold growth in different areas. Luckily, mold coverage is covered in standard Allstate home insurance policies.

Allstate Mold Damage Coverage 

Like many other national insurance companies, Allstate has partnered with SERVPRO making us a preferred vendor. They are one of the only insurance companies that offer mold coverage. The only downside is that Allstate imposes a $5,000 coverage limit on mold damage claims. Mold damage is not a big concern for Dayton residents because the climate here is not humid and damp. In a more wet and humid environment, we would suggest switching insurance providers to one that offers full coverage on mold damage. 

What are the causes of mold damage?

When examining the growth of mold, it is essential to know that mold thrives in wet areas. Damage from heavy rainfall and floods are the common source to activate mold damage. Here at SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek, we suggest everyone gets flood insurance on their Allstate policy. 

SERVPRO are preferred vendors of Allstate 

Being a preferred vendor of Allstate means that we will work closely with your Allstate insurance adjuster if your home or building suffers from mold or water damage. Allstate and SERVPRO corporate hold us to an industry-standard set by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Being a preferred vendor means that all restoration related work performed on your property will be completed according to the standards set forth. 

We make sure that your mold insurance covers several aspects of the cleanup process. In severe cases, where mold growth has been neglected for several months, a mold remediation specialist will have to tear out walls and ceilings to make sure all the mold spores are removed. 

Your insurance claim should cover both the mold removal and the testing that will be performed on the structure to ensure all of the mold has been properly remediated.



How To Avoid Mold Damage


Mold damage in Dayton Ohio can be avoided by making sure you call a water damage specialist anytime a leak or a pipe breaks. Many water damages in the Dayton area occur from a flood in basement after heavy rainfall or a home water heater breaks.

If your home suffers from any water damage, it is best to give SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek a call at (937) 228-3433. Our highly trained professionals will make sure mold growth does not occur after water damage strikes.

How Does Water Damage Lead to Mold Growth in Dayton?

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth from water damage Understanding how mold grows is helpful in its prevention.

At SERVPRO, we care about your health and well-being. It’s no small matter when water damage occurs in a Dayton property. No matter the source whether a storm, leak, or natural disaster, water damage leaves a lasting impression on the areas it touches. This is why it is important to know how to clean your how after water damage. When water damage is not handled by restoration professionals it can leave more costly damages that require full demolition. 

How water damage impacts 

Water is excellent at finding its way into any and all possible places it can fit from the walls to the carpet to the foundation itself. If water is not properly cleaned up and dried out it can leave behind a foundation for other problems, and one, in particular, is black mold growth. 

What is black mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold. Like many types of mold growth, black mold produces allergens and irritants. It is important that any homeowner or property manager treats any mold in their property with caution. Most importantly when mold is visible it is important to stay out of affected areas until a mold professional comes to assess the damage. 

Steps to Avoid Mold Growth

  1. Controlling the amount of moisture throughout your property includes keeping areas dry and not allowing moisture to sit for long amounts of time.
  2. Clean up spills on the floor, clean out your gutters, and keep air conditioning drip pans clean.
  3. If there are generally more moist areas in your Dayton home or business than others, you can also use things such as a dehumidifier to remove the moisture from the air effectively.

Understanding mold growth helps to prevent it.  A large cause of mold in the first place is not properly repairing, cleaning, and drying out space after water gets into it. This can include things such as plumbing or roofing leaks. Just because the leak has been stopped doesn’t mean that pooled water has cleared. It is best after any water damage to have a professional come and inspect and properly dry out your home to ensure no mold can develop and spread. 

Give SERVPRO of East Dayton/ Beavercreek a call at (937) 228-3433 for any water damage or mold removal in Dayton. Let the professionals, like the experts here at SERVPRO, help you.