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Springtime Cleaning and Maintenance

4/5/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Cleaning Tips for Bonifay Homes

SERVPRO Offers Tips to Get Your Home Clean and Ready for a New Spring

Springtime, even though we do not have significant seasonal changes, is the time to renew your house just as our Mother Earth refreshes herself. Step back, look around, and try the following:

1. Inspect porches for damaged steps, rotting planks, broken lattices, cracked concrete, weak railings, and general overall appearance. Inspect for water leaks or drainage problems. Front porches in Bonifay when cleaned and spruced up add to curb appeal, as any real estate agent will tell you.

2. Organize your attic. This is the time to have a yard sale. Stored and forgotten possessions that have not been used for six months are probably just taking up space.

3. Pollen and other allergens are in the Springtime air. If you or family members have hayfever or sensitivities to these airborne particulates, call SERVPRO to inspect your HVAC system. We can check, clean, and filter your ducts, replace filters, and sanitize and deodorize the network of circulated air delivery. This will improve your indoor air quality.

4. Check for termite mud tubes around the perimeter of your structure. If you see small particles of frass or pellets, you may have a drywood termite infestation. Call in a professional company to inspect your home.

5. Re-caulk and seal around the tubs, sinks, and shower stalls to prevent the seepage of water into the walls or flooring. Unnoticed moisture can lead to a mold infestation. If you suspect a problem call SERVPRO for a free inspection. Our IICRC certified technicians can remedy any mold issues that may be present. This can help prevent health effects while protecting your home's structure and your possessions.

6. Enjoy your landscaping and check for bugs, poorly growing vegetation, and vermin. Use fertilizer to replenish your shrubs and trees. Monitor the foundation of your house for any signs of water accumulation or dampness. If you suspect a possible water leak or negative drainage leading into your basement or crawlspace, call us to mitigate and restore your water damaged home.

7. Plant a tree or two. Remember they can grow large, so not too close to the house. Try planting native trees like a Myrtle or Sabal Palm. Florida offers us a variety of options because of our mild to hot climate. Take advantage and improve the appearance and health of your home.

We hope these tips from SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington help you to appreciate your home and keep in well maintained. If you incur any fire, water, or mold related problems don't hesitate to call us for immediate service. (850) 267-0746

Mold Remediation Improves Your Home's Appearance and Condition

10/6/2015 (Permalink)

ozone machine This Ozone Machine Destroys Unpleasant Odors in Your Seaside Home.

Call on SERVPRO for Mold Remediation for Your Home or Business

Many factors can add or detract from the overall appeal of the interior of a home. One of which is indoor air quality. Sometimes odors can simply be the result of inadequate housekeeping, or poor air circulation, or a moisture problem leading to hidden mold growth.

The musty odor in your Crestview home may be mold. The need for a food source and moisture for mold spores to germinate into patches of a mold is well known. What is not readily known is that even high levels of humidity can produce sufficient moisture for this growth to start and flourish. SERVPRO is a leader in the mold remediation industry. Our years of service, excellent company training combined with IICRC certifications and equipment allow us to serve you in the best way possible.

Once the moisture or water leak has been eliminated, then the mold remediation process can move forward. We carefully assess the affected environment and suggest the best course of action for you. Usually, insurance policies do not cover mold remediation unless a specific rider is added to your contract. However, the cause of the moisture may open a door to coverage. Talk with your agent concerning coverage. We are always willing to cooperate with you and your insurance company to remedy the mold problem in the most economical and convenient way.

Before we have removed all visible signs of a mold infestation, we may utilize various instruments for detecting hidden pockets of moisture that may be harboring mold colonies. These may include thermal hygrometers, infrared cameras, and moisture sensors. Our SERVPRO technicians will apply antifungal agents when appropriate to help prevent future infestations that may lead to adverse health effects. Pictured is an ozone machine that destroys mold spores, bacteria, and other particulates within the ambient, interior air of your home. This ozone machine is like an odor eater that will dramatically improve the interior air quality.

For your own comfort and health, a nearly mold free home, it is not possible to have a mold-free home, is a plus. From a realtor's point of view if you are planning on selling your property IAQ is a huge advantage to compliment a clean interior and an exterior with curb appeal. Consider SERVPRO of Crestview, Defuniak Springs, and Chipley for assistance with fire, water, or mold damaging events to your home or business. Contact us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.