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Constant water damage that could create mould and malodor

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage and secondary damage in flooded kitchen This is a flooded kitchen clean up and Restoration in Mississauga by SERVPRO of Richmond Hill

Water Damage

Water damage could be very frustrating or nerve-racking for the home’s owners and businesses. SERVPRO of Richmond Hill's expert and trained team has comprehensive experience and the right equipment to help with any water damage issue you may have.

If you have or suspect water damage, contact SERVPRO of Richmond Hill. We can help you:

  • To avoid further damage to your house and business
  • Maintain structural integrity in your house and business
  • Prevent the secondary damage including mould and bacteria growth

We have experience in the management of floods for commercial and residential buildings. Our team understands the urgency of managing the situation promptly and efficiently.

SERVPRO of Richmond Hill covers the entire GTA:

24/7 emergency service

  • Help with your insurance claims
  • State-of-the-art water-extraction equipment
  • Restoration to bring your property back to its original state
  • Highly skilled and certified staff, IICRC-AMRT, ASD, WRT

Fire damage is traumatic for every business

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in the rental unit in Mississauga Fire Damage in the rental unit in Mississauga

Fire damage is traumatic and devastating for every commercial and residential location, requiring a quick response to save your belongings.

SERVPRO of Richmond Hill's FSRT certified team of professionals know exactly how to respond to fire situations in your home or place of business and can manage the aftermath of cleanup and restoration and reduce the construction rebuild cost after.

Fire and soot can cause damage in different way:

  • Hidden damage and odours due to smoke penetration
  • Swelling, buckling and warping of appliances, countertops and more
  • Damage to paint, carpet, upholstery, clothing and other belongings

Commercial and Residential Fire Damage

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in the rental unit west of Toronto Fire Damage clean up in the rental unit west of Toronto

Commercial and Residential Fire Damage

When you have Fire damage, the other elements can create harsh environments and further damage. Soot and fire residues can leak toxic chemicals into the air and continue to penetrate away at the surface materials. Removing these elements can be completed quickly and harmlessly without need for special waste removal, or toxic chemicals. SERVPRO of Richmond Hill expert and professional cleaning products helps to prevent the additional cost during the construction

Things you need to know about water damage

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage in the basement caused by hot water tank leakage  Water damage in the basement caused by hot water tank leakage in the York Region

Things you need to know about water damage and drying structure 

After your business or home experiences water damage from a leaky pipe, burst pipe, rainstorm or flood, you naturally want to get things back to pre lost condition as soon as possible.

You may consider the water damage clean up yourself for some saving. But the problem is the water damage cleaning and restoration is not always as straight forward as it seems. Calling an IICRC certified professional to dry your structure will help you to prevent the secondary damage including microbial growth and malodor to your property.

Certified crew at SERVPRO of Richmond assess the damage and professionally deal with situation by identifying the category of water loss including:

  • Category I (Clean water: pipe, water heater, steam lines. look and smell like tap water)
  • Category 2 (Gray water: such as heavy rain and flooding) 
  • Category 3 (Black water: grossly contaminated) 

Understanding the differences is so important because Category 2 and Category 3 water present health risks to your employees and customers or home occupant and need to be handled differently based on the IICRC – S500 standard.

Using the moisture meters, drying technology, calculation of number of air movers and how to flow the air and set up the dehumidifiers and days to dry will save you and insurances lots of money and time and prevent the secondary damage to your property.   

Mold growth in commercial and Industrial units

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growth in the commercial/industrial unit after water damage Mold growth in the commercial/industrial unit after water damage. Moisture content caused fungi growth all over the place.

When water and moisture or water leakage finds its way behind walls and underpadding, mold and Fungai will begin to grow when the relative humidity are over 50% for long period of time!

It is important to ensure that all water and moisture is removed after any water loss, small of big. All the water must extracted and set up drying equipment to bring the relative humidity and moisture content to standard level per IICRC-S-500 and S-520.

If you are worried you may have mold behind your walls or ceiling, call SERVPRO of Richmond Hill at (416) 912-1038

www.SERVPROrichmondhillon.com

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Program

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Richmond Hill is preferred vendor for Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Program SERVPRO of Richmond Hill is preferred vendor for Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Program

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Program

SERVPRO is recommended resource to help CFIB members get through the COVID-19 pandemic with our “Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned” program.  CFIB has over 110,000 members.

SERVPRO of Richmond Hill® offers cleaning services with Health Canada approved, broad spectrum hospital grade disinfectant.

CFIB member exclusive: Save up to 60% on SERVPRO’s Category 1 – Proactive Cleaning service. Choose a one-time or recurring cleaning service, available in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and New Brunswick. The SERVPRO® team lead will provide you with a copy of the Safety Data Sheet of the product being used. A work authorization is required for individual cleaning projects (or a limited series depending on need) and can be cancelled at any time. There are no contract terms.

Call (416)912 1038 to book your sanitization and disinfectant services

https://www.cfib-fcei.ca/en/services-help-your-business-get-through-covid-19

Commercial buildings maintenance to prevent water damage

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial loss in Brampton, Ontario This is a commercial building in Brampton, Ontario. Maintenance facility called SERVPRO of Richmond Hill over the weekend for emergency service

Most of the commercial buildings wasn't occupied during pandemic. Accordingly we, SERVPRO of Richmond Hill received several emergency calls regarding pipe burst or sprinkler faults. Since buildings was empty, it was some delays to identify the issue and contact emergency services.

In order to prevent secondary damage to the building and contents, make sure commercial buildings have on call maintenance that check the building regularly.  

Commercial Buildings flood damage and mitigation

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial building water damage restoration SERVPRO of Richmond Hill commercial clients called for emergency services in engineering office west of Toronto.

Commercial buildings flood restoration and water damage clean up is often more complicated than single family home or residential water damage restoration. In most case requires an intensive and quick respond. The size and type of structure of commercial units, the extent of loss, the varying uses of space and contents, time of the day and the number of occupants all affect the restoration process. SERVPRO of Richmond Hill professional and IICRC certified are always minute away to help commercial clients.

Most common of causes are:

  • Windows leakages
  • Windows condensation
  • Pipes burst and damage
  • Foundation
  • Leakage from roof 
  • Sewer back up
  • Sprinkler system  

Mitigation

  • Flood protection system
  • Comprehensive Insurance
  • Precise facility maintenance 
  • Set up SERVPRO Ready Plan free app and call SERVPRO of Richmond Hill at (416) 912-1038 for water damage clean up and restoration 

How our industry plays essential roles during COVID-19

4/7/2020 (Permalink)


To Local Officials:

Tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in surface cleaning / disaster restoration and indoor air quality industries provide essential services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, healthcare and other facilities.

In spite of this request, the administration has held off on clearly defining the classifications, leaving states to individually determine and declare essential versus non-essential business.

Our members and certified professionals, have been on the receiving end of what are surely unintended consequences because of some area classifications of essential versus non-essential. These consequences may have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of occupants within a particular building environment. In addition, these essential services being delayed will most assuredly cause further economic damages in cases where impacted buildings are not treated in a timely manner.

Surface cleaning /disaster restoration contractors and indoor air quality professionals have been overlooked. The argument should be made that language such as “…and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation…” as was included in the California state designation, directly grants essential status to these professionals.

Whether it be through cleaning, disinfection and application of antimicrobial products to help control the spread of infection, to restoring facilities impacted by flood, fire and other catastrophic events and assessing the indoor environment to ensure protection of building occupants, these professional services are essential to the safety, sanitation and essential operation of residences, healthcare and other facilities.

Surface cleaning / disaster restoration contractors” and “indoor air quality professionals” to the list of essential businesses. Each of these industries provide essential services related to the health, safety and welfare of building occupants in residences and facilities.


Refrence:www.IICRC.org/resource/resmgr/Essential_Business_Joint_Sta.pdf


We are open 24/7 for water, Fire, Mold Clean up and Restoration and Professional Fogging Disinfectant

3/31/2020 (Permalink)

Vehicle disinfectant by fogging machine and plant based products Disinfection of the vehicles by fogging machine and plant based disinfectant products

We are open 24/7 for water, Fire, Mold Clean up and Restoration and Professional Fogging Disinfectant

SERVPRO of Richmond Hill is Here to Help during this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus- COVID-19 to disinfectant your office, home and vehicles with the plant based product by fogging the vehicle and disinfecting the entire surface and touch points.

This is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Products


The Government of Canada recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectants with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products available to SERVPRO carry this approved emerging pathogens claim. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the Federal Government and provincial/local authorities.
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