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Often Times the Most Damage is caused by the Smoke, not the actual Flames.

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Often Times the Most Damage is caused by the Smoke, not the actual Flames. Fire damage caused by the Smoke.

When fire takes over your home and life SERVPRO of Kailua North/ Laie will help you take it back. This home suffered a kitchen fire from a burner that was left on, on the stove top. 

In many cases, the most damage is caused by the smoke and not the actual flames from the fire.  The heavy smoke leaves sut, or a black residue to walls and all the contents.

SERVPRO of Kailua North/ Laie understands that after a fire your life can be in shambles. We take every measure to restore your home as soon as possible so that you can have your life back.

We have a fast and friendly production team available 24 hours a day to help you with any and all disasters.  We make it "Like it never even happened." Call us at (808)235-5015.

Mold Damage in Local Business

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Local Business Do not lose Business caused by something Preventable.

Do not lose business, money, or your time due to letting water damage go untreated and turn into mold damage.  Mold damage more often than not can be prevented! Get any suspicious moisture or wetness checked out right away.  Often times the area or material may seem dry to the naked eye.  But according to our high tech non invasive infra red moisture meters it may say otherwise. Remember to get it treated right away.  The longer something is wet or goes untreated leaves a greater risk for mold growth causing damage.

 If you find your home is in need of help due to an over growth of mold don't hesitate to call on SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie we are always here to help (808)235-5015.

Small mistakes can lead to Big Disasters

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Small mistakes can lead to Big Disasters A sink was left with the faucet slightly on overnight, causing sever damage to garage.

Sometimes its the little things that can cause the most and biggest damage.  They are often things you would least expect too.  For example, leaving a faucet not completely turned off, a toilet over flowing, a pipe bursting, something on the stove gets extremely burnt, water containers crack, or a water heater leaking or exploding.  

Many of these cases are out of our control and are inevitable and can happen to anyone.  It is important that you know what to do in these cases to prevent further damage.

In these events do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Kailua/North Laie (808)235-5015.  We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  No job is too big or too small, we do it ALL!

Storm Damage can Occur Unexpectedly

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Oahu, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams [[Click to your disaster recovery page]] that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Kailua North/Laie

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Water Remediation is the most common type of restoration services on our Island.

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.  Which can also turn into mold damage or growth.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie

SERVPRO of Kailua, North/Laie specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Fire from Cooking

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire from Cooking Fire Damage in Waikele Kitchen

This photo is of fire damage to a home in Mililani, Hawaii.  Caused by cooking on the stove.  The contents that were being cooking got so burnt that it caused smoke and soot (black char) damage.

We are skilled in all phases of fire damage restoration, including extracting all water and other fire extinguishing foams, ensuring the safety of your home's structure. Removal, and restoration of all burnt materials, refinishing and repainting of walls and ceilings, deodorization, and much more come with our services. When we finish, your family can return to a home that looks and feels “Like it never even happened.” 
 
Call us, SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie, at (808) 235-5015, whenever you have fire damage or any other situation that prevents you from enjoying your home we service all of the island.

Places For And Causes Of Mold Damage In Kaneohe

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Places For And Causes Of Mold Damage In Kaneohe SERVPRO Tip--Reduce Moisture and the Relative Humidity RH in Your Kaneohe Home to Help Prevent Mold Damage

SERVPRO Advises on Mold Prevention Tips and General Information

It is relatively common knowledge that mold and mildew growth are constant challenges to residents of the Islands. Our state enjoys almost daily rain and average humidity percentages ranging from the mid to high 60's to over 80. Consistently reported precipitation and tropical temperatures and humidity provide microbes plenty of moisture needed to flourish in Kaneohe. Our mold remediation teams share strategies to control these frequent fungal growth problems.

Plumbing and roof leaks also contribute to mold damage in Kaneohe. Regular and expert repair and maintenance improve your odds when taking proactive steps to limit mold spores’ access to moisture. Some homeowners feel discouraged when their vigilance in home maintenance and humidity control still does not rid their homes of mold issues. We encourage frustrated residents living in this sheltered cove of Kaneohe Bay to discuss other possibilities underlying a persistent mold problem with our experts.

Some of the places molds can hide and grow are not where a homeowner might think to look. Because most Hawaiian homes rest on a slab foundation or post and pier construction, any water that overflows from appliances or mechanical systems located on the lowest level of a dwelling can pool if not drained properly. A washing machine or water heater might have a drain pan collecting excess moisture, providing an excellent environment for mold growth. Furthermore, SERVPRO sees circumstances where appliances sit on wooden platforms, exposing those organic materials to saturation and then mold risks.

Installing hoses or piping that drains the water to the exterior from the pan is a reliable solution to these mold hazards. SERVPRO mold remediators then can contain and remove the colonies, finishing by applying topical antimicrobials. Without the standing water, recurrence is far less likely.

Similarly, areas where water is expected, need not be continual mold incubators if experienced technicians evaluate the need for additional safeguards. A bathtub or shower in a Hawaiian home can handle anticipated water from the faucet as well as unanticipated moisture from the slab foundation or crawl space below. Shower pans and moisture impervious cement backer board installations help contain shower and tub water inside suitably installed and caulked fixtures. They then drain appropriately into the waste system and out of a home. Where subflooring is subjected to rain runoff and groundwater moisture, an upgrade to the appropriately rated vapor barriers is critical. Although SERVPRO can remediate bathroom mold outbreaks time after time, a more in-depth search for the cause minimizes or eliminates the need.

Rely on SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie for your mold damage remediation and prevention needs. One call to (808) 235-5015 gives you access to the knowledge and solutions our team offers for the unique mold damage issues faced by residents of Hawaii.

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Treating Water Damage in Your Kailua Area Bungalow

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Treating Water Damage in Your Kailua Area Bungalow Clogged gutters can bring rain water into your home instead of directing it away. Contact SERVPRO to inspect your gutters as well as other things.

SERVPRO Offers Many Types of Effective Services Which can Remediate or Prevent Water Damage for Bungalow Owners

One of the most common causes of water damage in Hawaii is, of course, natural disasters. However, the location of the property and the materials used to build the property all play a significant role. Leaks from plumbing fixtures also plague bungalow owners, where water seeps into cracks, tiles, and walls, taking a toll on unprotected materials.  

Having a plumbing issue in your bungalow can lead to severe water damage in Kailua if not taken care of correctly. The time it takes for you to make a decision can drastically increase losses you might experience. With the help of a qualified professional, you can keep an eye on areas that regularly cause problems and stop extreme situations before they happen.

SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified technicians can perform an inspection of your property that gives you a close look at what you have to deal with to make your bungalow safe. It helps to check your heating and air-conditioning system for leaks, proper drainage, or installation problems. Your roof might pose problems as well with bent, damaged, or clogged gutters and downspouts.  

SERVPRO offers a variety of services to fit your unique situation, whether you have a plumbing issue damaging your cabinets and flooring in your kitchen, or problems with the structure, framing, or foundation of your bungalow, we can help. Our technicians help you get ahead of problems before they get out of hand, and a detailed plan to restore water damage that already occurred.

SERVPRO’s professional water damage restoration services help you prevent wood rot, corrosion, moisture buildup, and mold growth. Our technicians give you access to all of the equipment necessary to extract excess water, entirely dry the affected areas, and help protect your investment property.

Contact SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie for quality cleanup and restoration services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Get quality help, when you need it, from a company that manages your entire restoration process. We keep you and your insurance agent informed throughout the process to help make the entire experience as stress-free as possible. (808) 235-5015

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Water Damage to a Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage to a Home Severe water damage to paint

Often times many think "Its just water" "We can clean it up ourselves" not realizing the effects of water damage.  After 72 hours of a water loss if the drying process has not began there's a chance of microbial growth which can then lead to mold.  As time progresses so does the category of the water.  Which can be much more expensive and tedious of a job to get done.  Water also can absorb into flooring, paint, belongings, and walls which may cause total losses and will need to be completely demolished and removed.  Some may belongings may be able to be salvaged but not all.

We do provide free inspections and estimates. Call us today (808)235-5015 we have a response team ready to go at all hours of the day! 

Professional Restoration Is Essential After A Kailua Home Fire

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professional Restoration Is Essential After A Kailua Home Fire Wave Aloha to Fire & Smoke Damage to Your Kailua Home with SERVPRO's Cleanup & Restoration

Trust the SERVPRO Team for Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Experiencing a fire in your Kailua home is frightening for you and your family. Once the firefighters complete their work and return your property to your control, it is natural to be confused about the proper steps to take to recover from the disaster. We provide homeowners trustworthy assistance in these situations, with the equipment and experienced crews needed to clean and restore your home post-fire.
 
Even if the fire damage seems minor, your Kailua home dramatically benefits from a professional assessment. Standard cleaning procedures often make the damage worse. Speed is critical as the residues from the combustion of various household materials start a progressive damage cycle within minutes of their creation and diffusion throughout your home. Our team of fire damage restoration specialists works fast using their extensive training and periodic updates on IICRC protocols.
 
The industry standards that guide SERVPRO crews ensure cleaning methods chosen and used are appropriate to the fire damage situation in your Hawaiian home. We evaluate the characteristics of the sooty residues and match techniques to what we confront. Loose, ashy remains respond well to HEPA filtered vacuuming and dry sponging. Stickier coatings require a spray and wipe approach, and those that have progressed to hardened, lacquer-like films can need solvents and abrasive cleanings.
 
Our crew inspects HVAC systems to make sure soot does not continue to circulate, cleaning ducts if indicated. SERVPRO treats the entire dwelling as soot and smoke moves throughout the space, fueled by heat and encouraged, ironically, by open windows and cross ventilation. If we fail to remove all evidence of the fire, structural damage progresses, and your belongings deteriorate. We work to clean, deodorize, and seal all spaces affected by soot and smoke.
 
SERVPRO experts can remove soot and smoke damage, and odors, from personal and household belongings. We sometimes complete this remediation on-site, including carpeting and furnishings. Other items have better outcomes when cleaned elsewhere. We arrange for dry cleaning and laundering of clothing, linens, and window coverings. A pack-out of affected goods allows our team to concentrate on a range of cleaning and odor eliminating strategies for these articles away from your dwelling, while other crew members complete the restoration and deodorization of your home.
 
Count on SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie to meet your needs when fire damages your Hawaiian home or seasonal dwelling. Call us at (808) 235-5015 immediately after you receive the all-clear so we can partner on a plan that restores your property to pre-fire condition.

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The Lingering Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Kaneohe Restaurant

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Lingering Effects of a Kitchen Fire in Your Kaneohe Restaurant Fire and smoke damage in your restaurant can cause panic as to when you can re-open. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Remediate a Fire at Your Business Location

Your Kaneohe restaurant rarely can prepare for the possibility of even a small fire. The lingering effects of a kitchen fire can affect the entire building, making it difficult for your doors to stay open. Since such a significant portion of the year is heavy laden with tourism and non-local traffic, even small portions of time without your doors open to the hungry public can be highly damaging to profits.

While you might not have had much (or any) structural concerns following the recent blaze, there are lingering symptoms that make it difficult for guests to enjoy their meal. With any aspect of commercial fire damage to your Kaneohe restaurant, our certified restoration specialists at SERVPRO can help you to set things right.

One of the primary concerns that linger after a recent fire is the smell. From either smoke damage or charring, this is a scent that assuredly overpowers the aroma of the cuisine you are cooking and takes away from a guest’s experience. Using sophisticated equipment such as foggers, our SERVPRO technicians neutralize noxious molecules with the dense (and odorless) chemical compound emitted by the foggers.

Smoke and soot damage can be another potential problem for the customers that you want to bring in. If this is all in the kitchen area, it poses a threat to the meals that you are preparing and should be dealt with right away. Utilizing scrubbers with filters on them, our professionals deeply clean surfaces affected by the recent fire. Depending on the severity of the present smoke and soot damage, this cleaning can be done with a wet solution or with a dry scrubber.

Restoring the damaged areas or equipment affected by the fire is another aspect of our process and one that should also get held in high regard towards re-opening your establishment to the public. The contents of your restaurant that became damaged by the flames can often get restored to their preloss conditions provided that our team gets to these items quickly.

There is no right time to have a small fire in your restaurant, but having SERVPRO restoration services can make the process a little easier to manage. If you are struggling with lingering symptoms of a recent fire, contact SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie. Our emergency response team is available 24/7 by calling (808) 235-5015.

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Restoring Flood Damage To Your Kaneohe Home

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damage To Your Kaneohe Home Severe weather is not always the cause of flooding.

Restoring Flood Damage

Severe weather is not always the cause of flooding. As you well know, those who live in Kaneohe experience over 37 inches of rainfall on average every year. When you have instances where much of this rainfall is happening in short proximity, the ground is unable to keep up with absorbing the water, and this causes water levels to rise and flooding to occur all over the island. While many in the area have sufficiently waterproofed their home, and taken preventative measures against the possibility of this disaster affecting the inside of their homes, no plan is entirely full-proof.

Depending on the measures taken, and how long ago they got taken, your Kaneohe home could still be at risk for this natural disaster to impact your lower levels. Foundations that were improperly constructed or not adequately waterproofed with drain systems around the house are the most likely of culprits to experience degradation of their foundation over time. Once water has even the smallest access point, it is a short while before larger cracks can form from water flow through the block.

The problem is, most people are not aware of a dire situation until the damage has already happened. If you are currently staring at a flooded basement or lower level of your residence, professional restoration services can help to bring your home back to its original state. In fact, our slogan “Like it never even happened” is a testament to the thorough and detailed work that our technicians do to restore flood damages to your home.

The primary focus of our SERVPRO team is extraction and prevention of further damages. When we first arrive, the team locates the source of the flooding and seals off the cracks and holes to prevent water penetration altogether. Extraction begins around this same time, utilizing pump trucks from our fleet to efficiently pull all of the water from the area quickly. The drying process is the next step, which uses both dehumidification equipment and air movers to dry up the region. Once this gets completed, our technicians can assess any lingering damages or structural weaknesses attributed to the flooding incident.

Our focus is bringing your home back to the condition you recognize and helping to ease your mind and walk you through our restoration process through every phase. The SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie team is available 24/7 for any emergency restoration needs you might have. You can reach us at (808) 235-5015.

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Mold Damage Minimization In Kaneohe

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Minimization In Kaneohe Humidity in Kaneohe Can Cause Mold Development -- Call SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Provides Tips and Remediation for Mold Infestations

The warm and humid climate in Kaneohe is very conducive to mold and mildew issues. Homeowners are likely to see or smell moldy areas frequently if they take a casual attitude toward the conditions prevalent in Hawaii that support the fungal growth. Mold remediation services are available from our trained technicians, but we also want to help our customers with some tips that are effective in preventing mold issues in your home.
 
Kaneohe enjoys a tropical climate, with near perfect conditions for mold damage. This tradeoff can feel inevitable, but there are some things an educated homeowner can do to limit mold growth and the damage that follows. Although our technicians hold certifications as Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), our ultimate focus is on working with you to devise strategies that significantly reduce the risk of active mold colonization in your home.
 
A review of your HVAC system is a good place to start. Be sure that you change the air filters regularly, replacing them with high-quality options with the proper MERV ratings for your system and conditions. SERVPRO can have your ductwork inspected and cleaned when necessary. Check to make sure that vents covers are cleaned of dust often and not blocked or covered.
 
One thing you may miss is to limit the items stored near or in the closet or room where your AC is located. Too many items in the area increase the incidence of dust, moisture, and other debris or substances that may be pulled into the system. Clean and vacuum all areas regularly, using a HEPA filter to reduce mold spores.
 
Maintain an interior temperature of 72 to 80 degrees, using the AC if necessary on a regular basis. For air conditioners to reduce humidity, they must run long enough to condense the excess moisture in the air, so you may want to cool the temperature down further on a consistent basis. Exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom must be used every time a pot boils, or a shower is taken. Clothes dryers must vent to the outside, and lint filters and the ductwork should often be cleaned. Functioning mechanical fixtures helps to guard against excess moisture, keep the relative humidity RH level consistent.
 
Be vigilant about keeping floors, sinks, tubs, and counters dry between uses. Spills cleaned up immediately pose little risk of feeding mold. Small leaks in plumbing or caulking need immediate attention and repair as their adverse effects accumulate over time. A rain that blows in must be mopped up fast. On pleasant days open doors and windows to encourage air flow.
 
Partner with SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie to find ways to reduce your risk of mold and mildew development. Call us at (808) 235-5015 to remediate current mold damage and then access our knowledge to make decisions about home maintenance that avoid mold growth going forward.

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SERVPRO Knows What to Do When Fire Damage Strikes a Gallery in Kailua

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Knows What to Do When Fire Damage Strikes a Gallery in Kailua Kailua Fires Get Fast Cleanup and Restoration from SERVPRO

When Fire Strikes in Kailua Move Fast to Mitigate Damages

When an art gallery suffers fire damage in Kailua, the situation can become very different from other business environments experiencing a similar disaster. Galleries of all sorts tend to contain items that are simultaneously valuable, fragile, and important from a cultural standpoint. Without appropriate care and attention, the contents of the gallery may become permanently and irreversibly damaged. Whether your location contains modern, classic, Western, or Native Hawaiian art, SERVPRO provides the expert care and quality of service necessary to handle such a disaster.
 
Faster to the Disaster     
In the aftermath of fire damage to a gallery in Kailua, time can be critical to saving some of the most sensitive items in the building. Chemicals in smoke and ash may begin to change and destroy certain artistic materials and compounds fundamentally. We keep our representatives and technicians ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to reports of fire, flood, and other types of damage to get there hopefully before anything drastic can happen. Once our technicians and inspectors arrive on the scene, they can evaluate items in and around the damage site for their condition, risk, and value, and act accordingly. Final decisions for salving and attempting to preserve artifacts rest with the client and insurance carrier.
 
Expert Care
Speed is far from the only consideration we must make when dealing with a fire-damaged establishment of the fine arts. Delicacy and thoroughness are equally essential to avoid further damage to both the building and its contents. We have many protocols in place to protect against evolving situations and extraneous variables, and when our technicians cannot adequately provide treatment for a specific item or material, we maintain a list of contacts with local specialists who know how to handle these objects. When you call SERVPRO to care for your gallery after a fire, you call a trusted, capable, and careful company able to take on even the most challenging of tasks.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie is a local provider of fire damage mitigation and restoration service. If a blaze has hit your business, call us at (808) 235-5015.

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Air Conditioning Water Damage To Your Kaneohe Home

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Air Conditioning Water Damage To Your Kaneohe Home Kaneohe Water in the Wrong Places Means SERVPRO is Needed for Clean Up

Secondary Damages Often Occur After Appliance Malfunctions, Gets Things Dried Out Fast, Call SERVPRO

Air conditioners are an everyday staple in nearly every Kaneohe home. While they can be a luxury that makes for some comfortable living, they are still appliances that are mechanized and inevitably bound to malfunction and fail. For window units in homes that don’t feature central air stations, these failures can leave substantial water on the floors and walls of the area.

There are numerous reasons why you want to seek professional assistance for the water damage to your Kaneohe residence. First of all, you probably do not have the tools and equipment to assess the full extent of the damage. You also do not likely possess the equipment or experience to extract and thoroughly dry your home following such an incident, which failing to do this can result in further damages and lingering structural concerns.
 
Our SERVPRO emergency response team act quickly to reach your home and begin the restoration process right away. With situations like pooling water, the faster the water can get extracted and the area dried, the less likely that lasting damages occur. The initial assessment of the damage first ensures that water is done leaking onto the floor and that the damaged unit is removed from the area to prevent further issues.

Extraction and drying follow this step. Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians then bring out sophisticated instruments like our infrared cameras to measure moisture and assess internal damages to the walls. The further scanning of the area ensures that all of the areas get wholly dried and that the moisture and heat inside of the walls of your home do not combine to produce mold colonies.
 
Ultimately, our job is not completed until the homeowner can be shown that all of the water has been removed and the damage that it caused has been successfully restored. As this is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction, SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie should be the team you think of when you are facing your own water emergencies. You can reach our emergency response team at any time by calling (808) 235-5015.

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Restoring and Protecting Your Home Through Remediation of Mold Damage in Kaneohe

12/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Restoring and Protecting Your Home Through Remediation of Mold Damage in Kaneohe Homeowners are often devastated and overwhelmed when they find mold in their home. Contacting SERVPRO gets you a trained technician ready to help.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Remediate a Current Mold Infestation While Offering Tips to Prevent a Recurrence

It is never pleasant to find microbial growth taking place in your Kaneohe residence. Mold and mildew should warn you of the presence of unwanted moisture in your home. This moisture permits ever-present microbes to proliferate rapidly.

It is possible for houses in Kaneohe with mold damage to suffer in other ways. Water damage to both materials and personal belongings and an uncomfortable indoor environment can both happen when moisture rises too high. SERVPRO can help restore the areas damaged by mold, prevent other damage from happening, and restore humidity to more comfortable levels in your home.  

Our technicians, certified in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) by the IICRC, are ready to perform the work required to make your home “Like it never even happened.” Mold can appear anywhere in your home that contains too much moisture. We ensure that we remedy this problem first so that mold cannot grow in the future. Using 0.6 mil thick plastic, we completely enclose the area in question.  

We want to ensure that microbes cannot migrate within your home, so we install at least one air scrubber. Forcing the air out through the plastic tubing faster than it can seep in through any minuscule cracks produces negative air pressure in the room. Negative pressure prevents any dust, spores, or other microscopic particles from entering other parts of your home. Hospitals use this technique because it effectively contains highly contagious diseases and prevents their spread.  

As we remove all of the mold-affected materials from your home, we double bag these inside plastic bags. Bagging the materials in this manner makes it safe for us to dispose these items at the curb. Vacuums with HEPA filters efficiently remove fragments and dust from the area. Elimination of damaged materials like drywall, fiberboard, and paneling and dust leaves the area ready for a wipe down with a liquid biocide.  

SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie assists local homeowners to efficiently combat mold damage in their properties, no matter the size. We want your family to live in a safe and healthy environment, so our services and phone are always available, every day of the year. Contact us at (808) 235-5015 so we can help protect your home from microbial growth and the harm it can cause.  

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Protect Your Kahaluu Area Home From Fire Damage

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Protect Your Kahaluu Area Home From Fire Damage SERVPRO Provides Help for You to Mitigate Fire Damage in Your Kahaluu Home

SERVPRO Offers Advice and Programs to Mitigate or Prevent Smoke & Fire Effects to Your Kahaluu Property

It is the oldest story told, people like to think that it could never happen to them. However, even if you are extremely careful, follow every guideline, and are continually working to make your Kahaluu home a safer place to live; fires can occur.  

If you have never had this experience, or are currently recovering from fire damage on your Kahaluu area property, there is help available. With the right training, a technician can help reduce the possibility of fire happening and make your home safer for everyone involved.

With a short inspection of your property, SERVPRO can help locate potential problems and catch hidden dangers before they have an opportunity to cause significant fire damage in your home. However, we also specialize in helping you recover from disasters like this that strike when you least expect them. While it is a part of our job to help you recover quickly and efficiently, SERVPRO technicians also like to provide you answers to help you understand everything that is happening. You benefit from our knowledge and experience, serving as a way to relieve stress and discomfort involved in situations that may produce varying results.

Our technicians have access to advanced equipment and resources allowing us to respond; Faster To Any Size Disaster. Giving you an opportunity to save many of your household contents including furniture, appliances, and personal belongings. SERVPRO’s cleaning technicians, train in every possible situation, producing excellent results you can count on to recover fast.
Many homeowners take advantage of our proactive services by utilizing our ERP APP available online through multiple devices including a personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Through our Emergency READY Profile mobile APP, you can develop a relationship with us before experiencing any problems and share critical information that makes responding to your call for help easier and helps to mitigate fire and smoke damage.

Contact us at SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie for additional information about available services or to begin restoring your home, today. We are available 24/7, year-round, never hesitate to give us a call. (808) 235-5015

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Kailua Homeowners Often in Path of Flooding

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Kailua Homeowners Often in Path of Flooding When rain brings floodwaters into your home, it is time to contact SERVPRO for drying out and remediation services. Call quickly for best results.

SERVPRO Certified Technicians and Project Managers Aim to Dry Out Your Property Quickly to Help Prevent a Mold Infestation

Rainfall totals in the Kailua area are over 50 inches per year, similar to other areas of Hawaii, but well above the nationwide average of 39 inches. Two out of three days show some precipitation, and there is always the possibility of significant rainfall on any given day. The surrounding mountains collect and send water our way as well, all factors contributing to a constant threat of flooding. Our business is to help if our watery climate or infrastructure imperils your property with flood damage.
 
Terracing of neighboring yards and drainage canals from nearby highways and streets augment the effect of heavy rainfall on your home, causing flood damage in Kailua. Poor maintenance on the part of others, allowing debris to build up and block the intended flow of rainwater runoff, has the unintended consequence of filling your lower levels with water, silt, and other residue. Assisting your recovery from this disaster is one of our core services.
 
Water is a powerful destructive force, not only soaking your home’s building materials and contents, but also threatening the integrity of its foundation and structure. SERVPRO is well aware of the devastation flooding brings to a home, particularly when the water comes fast and contains dirt, rocks, and other items collected as it surges. When we arrive at your home, our experienced managers check first for safety concerns, including structural stability and the threat of electric shock or breached oil or gas lines.
 
Then our highly-trained crews dig in to remove water, mud, and other residues. If your power is out, our truck-mounted pumps and extractors operate off our generators, avoiding any delay in getting the restoration work started. We have equipment resources that permit us to remove significant accumulations of silt and debris as well as the flood waters. Flood waters are almost always contaminated with chemicals, animal waste, and, potentially, with human waste. The advanced courses SERVPRO’s crew members master concerning gray and black water containment, removal, and disposal support our efforts to get your home back to a clean and sanitary condition.
 
Drying of the structure and contents is the next step. Air movers and dehumidifiers pull moisture out. If you have quantities of soaked personal belongings, the SERVPRO team inventories, moves, and stages them in a dry area where informed decisions can be made for their restoration or disposal. We offer state of the art document drying off-site, and recommend recovery strategies for furnishings, clothing, and other household items.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie is always ready to meet your flood damage needs. Help is a just a call away. The line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (808) 235-5015.

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Defending Your Kailua Home from Fire Damages

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Defending Your Kailua Home from Fire Damages Enjoy the Beach While SERVPRO Cleans Up Your Kailua Home

Prevention Is a Wise Proactive Effort for Potential Fire Damage to Your Kailua Property

Your home is an essential possession in your life. It is the one place that your family universally treasures, and a place where so many of your favorite memories are made. Unfortunately, structure fires and smaller damaging blazes can upend your cherished homestead very quickly. It is best to keep an active defense against potential fires, and if you do, fire damages to your Kailua home might not end up being so severe.

So, how do you prepare for fire damages to your Kailua home? You start by giving yourself the tools to put out fires as they may occur, long before we here at SERVPRO ever have to get involved. All across the Islands, many homes are ill-prepared for an unexpected fire. There are no precautionary items (fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, or sprinkler systems) in place to help quell a fire just as it begins.
 
While it is not uncommon for homes to have smoke detectors, you should regularly check these devices to ensure that they are working correctly. Not only is this going to give you an opportunity to escape your home safely should the fire be too much to attempt to snuff out on your own, but it might also give you a quick jump on the problem to put the fire out with an extinguisher.
 
It should be noted that calling in the fire marshall to assess that the fire is truly out, and your structure is safe for reentry is common sense. Once you have the all clear, give SERVPRO a call and let us help you assess the fire damages. Our team is well versed in fire restoration projects and can give you a step by step plan to repair the damages including eliminating any persistent odors.
 
While no one wants to have to deal with fire, SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie can quickly assess the damage and help you to get things back to normal quickly.  (808) 235-5015.

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Areas that Are More Susceptible to Water Damage in a Typical Kahaluu Home

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Inspects Hot Spots for Water Leakage to Help Prevent Water Damaging Events

Water damage in a typical Kahaluu home does not affect all the areas equally. Some areas are more susceptible to this risk than others. With this being the case, it is important for every homeowner in the area to be familiar with some of the potentially hardest hit areas. It is only in this way that appropriate mitigation strategies can be adopted.

The years and years of SERVPRO’s operation in the field of combating water damage in Kahaluu makes it qualified to offer homeowners information on this issue. Our accumulated work experience and acquired expertise make us a viable partner to restore water damaged homes. For a start, areas beneath the sinks are perhaps the most vulnerable. This is for the sheer reason that sinks handle the lion’s share of all the water that flows in a typical home. Negligence is also a key factor. This is mainly because users of kitchen faucets have time and again failed to close them tightly after use. Bathrooms come in second, as SERVPRO has consistently noted. These two facilities handle quite a large quantity of water, second only to the sinks and kitchens.

They also contain pipes, faucets, and drainage channels that are prone to leaks and damages. Areas underneath water heaters and roof gutters are the third worst affected. SERVPRO technicians often restore these water damaged areas during a service. When unable to contain the excess water, damage is the result. In times of excess precipitation, the basements are often badly hit. Their location below the ground level greatly hampers their drainage.
 
As such, they can flood or contain excess levels of moisture. They also suffer other negative consequences of excess accumulation of water. Identifying hot spots can help prevent, mitigate, and reduce costs and efforts for water damage restoration. Rely on SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie to restore your property to its preloss condition. Call us 24/7 at (808) 235-5015 for a prompt response.

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When Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Entertainment Venue Closed

10/18/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial When Commercial Fire Damage Keeps Your Entertainment Venue Closed If a fire spreads and causes damage to your venue during a luau, call SERVPRO to remediate the damage quickly.

Rely on SERVPRO for Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Services

Many times, luaus in Kaneohe make use of fire or burning torches. Rarely do accidents ever occur. However, when they do, fire damage can happen rapidly. This can leave guests upset, but an immediate response from management can significantly help calm fears. This response also needs to include mitigation of any areas affected.

Kaneohe hotels and other venues that offer entertainment to guests and the public at large can mitigate fire damage more easily with the help of a professional team. SERVPRO can assist you every step of the way whenever there is damage from small or large blazes. We quickly clean up the soot and oils involved in the fiery displays and remove any damaged materials.

Our professionals can help repair any stages that sustained fire damage from the fire along with areas behind the stage. Restoring fabric backdrops and other props with laundering or hand cleaning can often suffice. Other times, we need to pack these items up for more thorough cleaning at our facility. We return these as soon as possible in like-new condition.

Soot can cling to everything, and oil-based fire produces some of the worst types of soot. However, we have the techniques and tools needed to complete even the messiest jobs. Brushes and cloths remove soot before it can dull surfaces of metals and glossy plastics. Cleansers help us do much of the work by loosening the soot from the items' surfaces.

Unfortunately, not all items can be cleaned or laundered sufficiently. Some items become destroyed by even the smallest fire because of their materials or their fragility. SERVPRO can help with inventory lists of all disposed of items, also, so you can more easily replace the exact items lost. However, restoring items instead of replacing them is often much more cost-effective.

The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie enjoy luaus and know that they remain a vital part of our culture and our economy. We want you to reach out to us at our local number, (808) 235-5015, whenever fire damage might keep you from holding your next show.

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Why You Need Mold Damage Remediation Before Selling Your Hauula Home

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why You Need Mold Damage Remediation Before Selling Your Hauula Home At SERVPRO, we say no to mold infestations and say yes to mold remediation.

Learn Why Professional Mold Remediation is Key in Hauula Homes


Are you thinking of selling your home in Hauula? If you are ready to sell up, you probably have a very long list of things you need to do. Before a house sale, there is so much to do, including finding an estate agent, getting your home neat and tidy for potential buyers, putting it on the market, showing interested parties around and, of course, finding your new dream home. Hauula mold damage is probably the last thing on your mind.

However, SERVPRO recommends checking for signs of mold damage and getting fungal remediation before you try and sell your home in Hauula. Interested buyers will order a home inspection before negotiating a deal with you, and some savvy buyers these days even order a specific mold inspection.

Finding fungus in a possible new home is a quick way to turn buyers off. Mold devalues your home and makes it look unkempt and uncared-for. Visible mold is also a clear tell-tale sign of damp, and nobody wants to move into a home that has obvious damp and mold problems.

Before you sell your house, carry out a thorough examination for mold. Look in all the hidden, damp corners where the fungus loves to grow, and look for signs of colonies such as black, green or brown patches.

SERVPRO’s mold remediation experts are on hand to help you deal with any issues you discover. We start by establishing containment so spores cannot travel to other areas of your home, and we use negative air machines to vent contaminated air to the outside.

Next, we clean all signs of the visible mold, so your home looks fresh and bright. Finally, we use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity and discourage fungal regrowth.

Because damp is vital for mold proliferation, we recommend you deal with any damp areas before putting your home on the market. If you discover leaks, broken roof tiles, or damage pipes or appliances, get them fixed as soon as possible. Consider buying dehumidifiers to keep humidity down and hold mold at bay.

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For help with fungus in Kailua, Laie, Kokokahi, Kaneohe and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie at (808) 235-5015 today.

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Create A Disaster Kit In Case Of Flood Damage In Hauula

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Create A Disaster Kit In Case Of Flood Damage In Hauula Water on the Beach in Hauula, No Flooding in Your Home

SERVPRO Tips to Mitigate Flooding Harm

It is not always easy to predict flooding. However, advanced weather tracking makes it easier these days and weather channels frequently predict flood damage from storms and hurricanes. Preparedness is important – by the time the inclement weather occurs, it is often too late to prepare or make any emergency arrangements. SERVPRO recommends residents of Hauula build a disaster kit in advance, so they are ready when the waters rise.
 
Everyone hopes that it is possible to be safe at home when flood damage occurs in Hauula. However, it is not always possible to predict damage to your house, or how local services and amenities might be affected by torrents of water. Because flooding is unpredictable and might cause problems with everything from food and water supplies to power outages or lack of access to medical care, it is a good idea to plan as much as you can.
 
Your kit needs plenty of purified or bottled water, and nonperishable food. Canned food is by far the safest choice after flooding as it is not susceptible to waterborne diseases. Stockpile bottled water, but keep water purification tablets on hand in case your supply runs out.
 
A first aid kit is a must for post-flood situations. Make sure you have sanitary wipes, anti-bacterial creams, soap, disinfectant, bandages and dressings, anti-diarrhea medication, and a three-day supply of any medicines that you take.
 
Staying warm is sometimes difficult after a flood. Your emergency supplies should include several changes of clean, warm clothing, and blankets. Add in waterproof gear and gloves so you can navigate waters if you must.
 
The power sometimes fails after flooding. Buy a supply of flashlights and batteries, or even better invest in wind-up flashlights that do not require a battery. Wind up radio connects you to the outside and makes it easier to listen for news and official announcements.
 
After the worst is over and you can return home, SERVPRO is on hand to help with flood cleanup. We extract water from your property and set to work salvaging as much as possible, and drying the structure of your home. We also deodorize your house.
 
For help with flood cleanup in Kokokahi, Kahuku, Kahaluu, Kaneohe and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie at (808) 235-5015 today.

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Which Fire Extinguisher Is Best to Prevent Fire Damage in Kaneohe Homes?

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Which Fire Extinguisher Is Best to Prevent Fire Damage in Kaneohe Homes? SERVPRO recommends keeping more than one type of fire extinguisher in your home to stop house fires.

A Look at Fire Extinguishers for Your Home

Keeping a fire extinguisher at home is a sensible precaution for all Kaneohe householders, which might prevent a fire from getting out of control. Fire damage is a risk for any household, and although it is necessary to be very careful with fire, taking precautionary steps such as having an extinguisher in the house can make a difference to how much fire damage occurs in the event of a blaze.

Which fire extinguisher is best to prevent fire damage to your Kaneohe home? SERVPRO understands that the range of fire extinguishers on the market can be confusing. There is no “one size fits all” fire extinguisher – each model is unique to a particular type of fire. Let us take a look at the various fire extinguishers available for your home.

Dry powder is one of the most broad-spectrum extinguisher products, as it can be used on flammable liquid or gas, wood, cloth, and electrical fires. However, dry powder is not suitable for grease fires in the kitchen. Dry powder extinguishers are best for living rooms and dens.

Wet chemical extinguishers are suitable for use on kitchen grease fires, but they are not safe to use on electrical fires, or flammable gas or liquids. Wet chemical extinguishers are useful in the kitchen.

CO2 extinguishers work on flammable liquids or electrical fires, but cannot be used on soft materials such as drapes or sofas, and are also not suitable for fighting cooking fat fires. CO2 extinguishers are handy to have in an office or where there are power tools and flammable liquid, such as in the garage.

Foam extinguishers are suitable for wood, flammable liquids, and spirits, but are not effective against kitchen or electrical blazes. Foam extinguishers are most useful in the garage or workshop.

Fire blankets are useful for extinguishing small fires before they get out of control, and are particularly useful for swift control of a small kitchen fire.

SERVPRO recommends having more than one type of fire extinguisher in the home. It is not possible to stop every home fire. In circumstances where fire damage occurs, our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to clean up smoke and soot residue, restore your home, and carry out deodorization, so it feels “Like it never even happened.”

For help with fire cleanup in Laie, Kailua, Kahuku, Kokokahi and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie at (808) 235-5015 today.

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How To Create A Fire Damage Prevention Plan For Your Kailua Office

9/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Create A Fire Damage Prevention Plan For Your Kailua Office Emergency READY Profile Plan ERP Helps Protect Your Kailua Business

A SERVPRO Consultation and the Mobile ERP App Keeps You Prepared

Fire damage is a real risk for any office building. Whether your office is a government agency, insurance company, bookseller, accountancy firm or anything else, fire safety awareness is important. The ferocious wildfire in Mokuleia earlier this year served as a reminder of the power and destructiveness of fire. SERVPRO recommends that every business in Kailua puts a fire prevention plan in place.
 
A fire damage prevention plan means that you think ahead and take steps to prevent a blaze in your Kailua office. Having a plan in place also means that should the worst happen and a fire breaks out, your staff knows what to do.
 
Here are some vital points your plan must cover.
 
Evacuation routes and assembly points. Do not forget to allow for employees with disabilities or mobility problems.
 
Emergency contacts and lists of actions to take. Post these around the office so everyone can see them.
 
Preventative measures to help stop fire damage from happening in the first place. These might include regular wiring checks, careful storage of flammable materials, and unplugging appliances when not in use.
 
Regular checks on fire alarms and sprinklers to be sure they are ready should disaster strike.
 
The importance of keeping fire lanes and escape routes clear, and fire doors shut. Make sure all your employees know this basic information.
 
The location and use of fire extinguishers. Make sure your employees know where to find fire extinguishers or blankets, and how and when to use them safely.
 
When your fire damage prevention plan is in place, distribute it to all employees. Hold a meeting and some training to get them up to speed and make sure they have all the knowledge they need.

Remember to add SERVPRO’s phone number to your list of emergency contacts. In the event of a fire, our IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to provide a professional and thorough cleanup. We carry out every step from initial assessment to post-cleaning odor removal, so your office is ready for use as soon as possible.
 
We also have a handy app that makes creating your fire damage prevention plan much easier. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan app helps you assess your office and provides you with an accessible profile document and a guide for helping you get back into business after a fire.
 
An Emergency READY Profile Plan also establishes the chain of command for authorizing fire restoration and ensures your local SERVPRO franchise is your local emergency contact for fire cleanup. You can get started today by visiting SERVPRO.com/ready.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie is on hand to assist with fire cleanup in Kahaluu, Hauula, Kokokahi and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (808) 235-5015.

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Storm Surge Flood Damage to Kaneohe During Tropical Systems

9/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Surge Flood Damage to Kaneohe During Tropical Systems Flooding after a storm can overwhelm your entire area. Contact SERVPRO to help remediate the damage after a flood.

SERVPRO Trucks and Technicians are Ready to Remediate Your Flooded Property

The storm surge created by a tropical storm combines with pounding waves to flood dwellings in Kaneohe. A storm surge raises the ocean’s level beyond that expected by normal tides due to changes in atmospheric pressure and high winds. Professional flood damage restoration post-storm is highly recommended to transform the devastation caused by these natural forces back to preloss condition.
 
During the period from midsummer through December, residents prepare for the possibility of flood damage in Kaneohe due to severe storms and even hurricane activity. High winds, torrential rains, and storm surge cause rain and salt water to flood into the crawl spaces and lower levels of homes. We count as our core mission helping our community recover from the effects of these violent storms, using highly trained water removal and damage remediation technicians and powerful, professional grade restoration equipment.
 
SERVPRO poises for a speedy response when flood damage threatens your home. Immediately after your first call to our office staff, we schedule an appointment to assess the damage to your premises and to devise an appropriate plan to remove the flood waters and dry out your house and possessions. Have no fear that power outages affect our ability to start on your job. We feature truck mounted pumps and extractors to begin removing standing water as soon as our experienced project managers give the signal.
 
After the majority of water exits your property via our efficient equipment, SERVPRO technicians begin measuring moisture content and establishing drying goals specifically for your structure and its contents. High-efficiency air movers and dehumidifiers rapidly reduce the moisture content of walls, floors, ceilings, and other structural components. Periodically our workers reassess the moisture levels to ensure drying is progressing as expected. Building materials that deteriorated because of the saturation or the force of the flooding are removed and replaced, but our focus is on restoration over demolition as far as is practical.
 
We work with your insurance carrier throughout the restoration process, including advocating for specialized freeze drying treatments if you have documents or pictures damaged by the water. We also provide payment plans for self pay customers.  SERVPRO follows a precise inventory protocol if we move boxes, clothing, and other items from the flood damaged areas of your home. Typically we find a protected area within your property to store your belongings as we help you review what contents can be restored and what may need to be discarded.
 
SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie has the tools and the personnel to assist when storm activity results in flood damage. Call us at (808) 235-5015 as soon as possible so we can get started on a successful restoration plan and process.

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Your Mold Damage Partner in Kailua

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Your Mold Damage Partner in Kailua Laundry issues such as a leak or a clogged dryer vent can contribute to mold damage in your home. Call SERVPRO to investigate the damage today.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Mold Damage in Your Home and Help Prevent a Recurrence

Hawaii has a climate that features daily rains and high humidity in most areas, and our community is no exception. The amount of moisture possible in your home can be significant at any given time, meaning you need to be vigilant and check for microbial growth. Our teams of fully trained mold remediation specialists are always available if the microbes seem to have the upper hand.
 
You have all the safeguards in place to limit mold damage in your Kailua home. Your bathrooms have operating exhaust fans tripped by the rooms’ light switches. The kitchen also features, and you use, a properly sized and vented hood fan over your cooking area. Air conditioning runs as recommended to not only cool the air but also to remove as much moisture as possible. The drains and condenser coils are clean. If despite all, your efforts fail and you notice mold growth in your laundry room, we can help abate the current mold outbreak and assist you in troubleshooting the reason for the mold damage.
 
SERVPRO mold remediation follows the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) protocol. First, we contain the mold, including using negative pressure air scrubbers while we work, venting potentially contaminated air outside. Then we remove the mold colony and any porous materials it infiltrates, and dispose of it according to hazardous waste rules. We finish the cleanup by using professional antimicrobials to destroy this outbreak.
 
The last, but arguably most important, step our technicians take is to find the moisture that fueled this most recent mold problem. The average air humidity in Kailua is always over 60 percent, edging into “danger zone” that encourages mold spores to blossom into colonies. You plan for this with indoor technology that reduces ambient moisture in your home to between 30 and 50 percent. Since you take this care, the mold that does grow is likely feeding off another moisture source. SERVPRO crew members seek and discover unexpected sources of moisture you overlook to get things back into balance.
 
SERVPRO’s inspection reveals a clogged clothes dryer vent, incompletely sending damp air outside of the home when the dryer operates. That moist air supported mold growth. We clean out the vent and recommend consistent removal of lint from the dryer’s filter as another way to reduce moisture in the laundry room. This practical response combined with your other best practices gives your home the best chance to remain mold-free into the future.
 
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What to Do When a Small Appliance Results in Fire Damage to Your Kailua Bathroom

8/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What to Do When a Small Appliance Results in Fire Damage to Your Kailua Bathroom Fire Damage to Your Kailua Paradise? Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration Post Fire & Smoke Events

Localized fires in Kailua can be caused by any sized appliance and can occur in any room in your home. Small appliances that receive daily use easily become fire-starters simply because of the normal wear and tear they suffer.
 
Residents who go about their daily routines in the morning expect things to be the same when they return home as when they left in the morning, but Kailua fire damage can change that quickly. Heating elements from dryers and other hair appliances are not the sole reasons behind bathroom fires. Any appliance can develop a frayed cord. When they do, these bathroom items can become deadly shock-hazards. Sparking and subsequent ignition of nearby materials when a cord remains plugged in, even with the switch turned to the 'off' position, is another possibility that can leave any family devastated.
 
Prevention is said to be easier than repairing and restoring fire damage, but even the most diligent people still experience this kind of catastrophe. Knowing that SERVPRO has the technicians with proper training, certification, and experience in all sizes of restoration gives you the reassurance needed when disaster strikes you and your family. When a fire happens in a small room, the blaze might remain there, but this occurs in few cases. In most situations, fire spreads quickly, especially when the home is unoccupied. Regardless of how large, or small, a fire is, smoke spreads into every open area in a home, leaving behind a horrible scent that can last indefinitely.
 
We are skilled in all phases of fire damage restoration, including extracting all water and other fire extinguishing foams, ensuring the safety of your home's structure. Removal, and restoration of all burnt materials, refinishing and repainting of walls and ceilings, deodorization, and much more come with our services. When we finish, your family can return to a home that looks and feels “Like it never even happened.”
 
We recognize that your house or bungalow is of vital importance to your family, and we work hard each time to ensure we work both quickly and thoroughly to restore your property to livable standards. Our customer's questions are given timely and correct answers because we know that this is already a stressful time for any family. We want to relieve as much of the stress accompanying the other major inconveniences created by fire damage.
 
Call us, SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie, at (808) 235-5015, whenever you have fire damage or any other situation that prevents you from enjoying your home in Kailua, Kaneohe, or Laie.

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Professional Response Solves Kailua Water Damage Problems

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Response Solves Kailua Water Damage Problems Keep the Water Where It Belongs, Not in Your Kailua Bungalow--Call SERVPRO

Water Leaks? Prevent Damage by Calling SERVPRO in the Kailua Area

Appliance malfunctions are one of the most common reasons water damage affects today’s homes. A slight breach in the gasket on a washer or a small leak in the pipes leading to an automatic ice maker can slowly damage the walls or the floors of your Kailua home in hidden areas. SERVPRO technicians receive training to locate and restore the many paths water takes to intrude and damage structures of your home.
 
A modern kitchen makes water work in many ways. Clean dishes and quantities of ice keep your household going strong, water lines snaking under cabinets to make these things happen. Leaking in one or more of these lines saturates your kitchen fixtures, causing water damage in your Kailua home. You notice an uptick in your water bill and occasional puddles on the floor. Looking under the sink or you see a damp cabinet bottom. Mopping it up does not cure the problem. Contacting a professional is the wise thing to do. We find the source and make sure to abate both leak and damage.
 
When SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians arrive, expect questions about where you notice water or dampness. We take it from there, using moisture measuring devices to give us a baseline from which we determined drying goals. A technician may remove the kick plates between the bottom of your cabinets and the floor to check for obvious leaks and any standing water contained underneath. Our crew locates the leak and arranges for repair and then gets to work on the damage done by the water.
 
Slow leaks can equal major damage as wood swells and weakens. We evaluate the condition of your cabinets to see if drying alone is an option or if some pieces of wood need to be removed and replaced. The floor under the cabinets also receives an inspection, including the subflooring. Tile floor handles water well unless there are cracks in the joints or grout. An examination of the subfloor may be necessary, viewed from a lower level or crawlspace. As we work through the areas saturated we look for mold growth, which is common when water leaks over time. If found, we add mold remediation to the agenda; our technicians are trained in the EPA mold abatement protocols.
 
SERVPRO crews extract any visible water and set up air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture in the air and fixtures. We recommend you run your AC units as well to lower humidity. The team monitors moisture levels, and we remove our equipment only when the proper levels are attained.
 
If your suspicion that a water leak exists somewhere in your kitchen needs confirmation give us a call at (808) 235-5015. An experienced water damage crew from SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie makes certain the leak is found and fixed and the damage restored to preserve your home and your investment.

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