Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Molds grow best in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and spread and reproduce by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, such as dry conditions, that do not support normal mold growth.
After a hurricane, flood or other major storm, “green” products can be difficult to find. Bleach and dish detergent might be the only things available in your area. Bleach and dish detergent, common household items, can be used to clean mold in your home after a storm. The steps to take to clean up mold will depend on how much water damage your home suffered. If you have questions about this you can contact SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahleuqah at 918-913-4490.
Getting Back to Pre-Water Damage Condition
Every water damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.
After the bulk of the water has been removed, our technicians use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. we use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.
Water damage also affects your belongings, like furniture, clothing, and personal items. We can clean restorable items using a number of specialized cleaning techniques. We also sanitize with antimicrobial treatments and remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.
The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels, or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.
Water Damage? Give SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah a call 918-913-4490.
Major League Mold
A major mold infestation can ruin your home—and your health! The first step in mold remediation is learning how to remove mold and perform black mold removal.
Mold is a major-league nuisance. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, discolors drywall, shows up as black spots on siding, darkens decks, and grows on and rots damp wood everywhere. Even worse, it can be bad for your health. Mold releases microscopic spores that cause allergic reactions, runny noses and sneezing, as well as irritating, even injurious, odors.
Almost every home gets mold infestations. The trick is to mold remediation is to get to them before they get big and harm both you and your home.
A few types of mold are highly toxic. If you have an allergic reaction to mold or a heavy infestation inside your home, call SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah for support in your mold remediation process.
Little Tank, Big Damage
Who would have thought that this little tank would have flooded multiple rooms in a local Tahlequah church causing the loss of carpets, flood cuts in the dry wall, and the loss of various other flooring materials from the multiple rooms. The flood destroyed flooring, walls, and the cost of time from personnel to mitigate the situation.
Fortunately, SERVPRO of Muskogee & McIntosh Counties and Tahlequah was called to the scene to provide emergency mitigation services. We are glad to be a part of the Tahlequah Emergency Family. We were able to help, not only emergency mitigate the situation but dry and prep the church’s facility for any construction that needed to be done so they could resume church services at their regularly scheduled times. Thanks 29/11 for turning to us in your time of need.
Oklahoma School Plant Management Association
The Oklahoma School Plant Management Association Originated in 1978 after state and local school officials recognized the need to identify outstanding people and programs that could provide assistance to others. OSPMA was formed to educate the school community regarding the educational value of well-maintained facilities. The first School Plant Manager workshop was conducted by the State Department of Education December 4th-5th 1978, at Central State University in Edmond. An annual conference has been conducted ever since.
OSPMA is proud to partner with gold sponsor, SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah, for their 2018 conference at Sequoyah State Park in Wagoner.
SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah is called on in many school districts to help support the facilities and restore their school environments to safe and operational standards for their students and faculty. Not only are we called on for restoration but for power washing, stadiums, general cleanings, and duct cleanings throughout the school year.
Too Much Water
Too Much Water...
Water damage describes a large number of possible losses caused by water intruding where it will enable attack of a material or system by destructive processes such as rotting of wood, growth, rusting of steel, de-laminating of materials such as plywood, and many others.
Water damage is a problem that most property owners dread. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging wood furniture, upholstery, electronics, household appliances, and plumbing
There are several possible causes of water damage. Leaky dishwashers, clogged toilets, broken pipes, broken dishwasher hoses, overflowing washing machines, leaky roofs, plumbing leaks, and foundation cracks are just some of the possible causes of water damage in homes and businesses. Floods, heavy snow, and heavy rain are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in basements. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes and businesses. Once a home or business sustains water damage, it is important to start the water damage cleanup immediately.
Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Hiring a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah can make the cleanup process easier to handle, we employ experienced workers who know the best ways to repair or replace damaged items and help with water damage cleanup.
A Year To Remember
After much invariably bad publicity for multiple housing issues, when local college, Bacone, took on new leadership one of their first moves was to call on a leader in the industry, SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah. Bacone’s new leadership didn’t wait for a disaster to call SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah they wanted to start the new 2018-2019 school year off right by allowing us to get involved in the beginning with a General Cleaning. Our General Cleanings can be light or deep and include carpet, tile, windows, or multiple other surfaces and content. We left the historic buildings, dorms, and classrooms clean, fresh, aromatic and ready for new students when they moved in last week.
This was the first time that SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah had the opportunity to lend its expertise to one of the oldest colleges in the nation. Bacone is the oldest Native American College in Oklahoma founded in 1880 and SERVPRO of Muskogee/ McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah was glad to partner, handling the delicacy of this project with the utmost care.
Did you know fewer deaths are caused by the actual fire itself?
Did you know more deaths are caused by the smoke from a fire rather than the actual fire?
Smoke, much like water, moves to fill spaces. Just as a rock in a spring can break the flow of water in that specific place so does any content or material act as a filter blocking smoke’s pathway leaving a trail of affected content to be cleaned and restored. Smoke is made up of soot, carbon monoxide, and various other chemicals that may have been consumed by its fire.
For these reasons it is extremely important to mitigate the damage caused by smoke even if the property itself wasn’t affect by the fire directly. The property can still decompose and deteriorate because of lingering smoke damage which is not only hazardous to the property but also to your health.
2019 Reader's Choice Awards Winner
Muskogee Phoenix Reader’s Choice Award for 2019 goes to SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah for superior carpet cleaning services.
SERVPRO of Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah is Muskogee’s region response to superior carpet and cleaning services.
The leader on our carpet services team is Jonathan “Mad Max” Maxwell. “Mad Max” is called on by our commercial clients as well as residential clients who expect the same superior and quality performance as our commercial clients and partners who use our General Cleaning and tile and carpet services. Our carpet cleaning includes the removals of bio-waste, various stains, and other hard to remove debris and particles that require professional handling
Call for an estimate at 918-913-4490 or watch our Facebook for posts and video on how you may possibly win your next carpet cleaning.
Boomer Sooner State of Storms
Oklahoma’s central region of the state suffers from some of the most horrific storms the state and nation has ever seen.
Tornado season in Oklahoma is nothing to take lightly. Even the slightest rains are heavy in this region and call for proper preparation.
Last week, the University of Oklahoma needed our support. One of their buildings on campus flooded only days before school was scheduled to start. Fortunately, we were able to provide support for the local SERVPRO Franchize and to the Univeristy of Oklahoma to help get them, back on schedule for classes to start.
There is no storm too big or too small that we can’t handle. Call SERVPRO Muskogee/McIntosh Counties & Tahlequah for your free consultation with Lin or Duel to help you determine what your next step is. Call 918-913-4490 today.