Water Damage Restoration , Fire & Smoke Damage Repair and Mold Removal Services
Garn Restoration have been providing services to our customers have trusted us to deliver outstanding fire and water damage restoration, construction and commercial cleaning services. Regardless if the job is large or small, we work with each customer to identify their particular needs and develop a scope of work accordingly.
Water Damage Restoration
Water Damage will come quick and do an amazing job drying everything out when water damage occurs at your place. Whether you have a water leak in your kitchen or a broken hot water line, any such incident resulting in the flood-like situation is a stressful event that can make your life troublesome. Imagine waking up to a broken water line that had been running all night. If such incidents occur at your place, you can only rely on a company that is immensely competent for water removal and clean up.
When your home floods and you want to get water out of your house instantaneously, we can help dry out a flooded house. You can trust our skilled team of experts to go around your home so that they can remove water and restore everything to pre-disaster condition. No matter if you are dealing with a leaky or broken pipe, broken washing machine or dish washer, a water heater malfunction or sewage backup, you can count on our factory-trained workmen to rapidly restore your residence, workplace or professional building by taking proper preventive measures.
Our water damage repair in Dallas, TX is unsurpassable when you’re in the middle of a mess. Our professionals respond quickly to your emergencies and initiate the drying out process immediately. We believe in saving as much of your building’s structure as possible by acting promptly. Hence, our specialists will get your property dry quickly using state-of-the-art equipment.
You can call us anytime, in days or nights, on weekends or holidays, our 24-hour emergency service is experienced to come in and clean up the mess. They will get things back under control for you in as less time as possible. We want to help you focus more on getting your life and business back on track instead of worrying about the damages caused by unfortunate events.
Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques:
If flooding or leaks have left your residential or commercial property damaged, our crew has the expertise and pioneering equipment to restore it effectively. Our outstanding water removal and clean up services include water extraction, structural drying, dehumidification, mold remediation, restoration and a lot of other structural repairs. We know even if a little moisture is left undetected at your place; it can lead to countless other problems over time. Moist areas pose serious threats to health for all your family members. This is why we use highly advanced equipment to drain out even a single drop of water from your home.
Our expert professionals will identify the water damage vigilantly and will take all the necessary steps to eliminate the chances of water damage reoccurring in future years. As a reliable American water damage service, we rescue every homeowner living in Dallas, TX with our fantastic drying equipment and techniques.
We Offer Professional Water Damage Services:
Depending on the source of the water whether it is from a ruptured water line, a sewage line or an overflowing sink, the methods used for water removal vary a lot. Our experts understand the need for specific water restoration procedures and act quickly to ensure the damage doesn’t become irreversible. They identify the cause of the water damage and assess everything meticulously before deciding on the technique to get water out of your place.
We have a well-trained and experienced staff who will work exceptionally well to return your home to an excellent shape like before. Most importantly, they will also make sure the problem doesn’t happen again. Our diligent team knows where moisture could be like in the wall cavities, under the flooring or behind the cabinets. With years of experience in the water damage restoration industry, they know exactly what can be saved and what needs to be replaced.
If you’re looking for a company that can handle all sorts of residential and commercial water damage repairs, trust us, because we are here to serve the people of Dallas, TX who are in need of water removal and water damage restoration.
Understanding the Danger of Mold Damage?
MOLD is part of the natural environment in Houston and plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees. They reproduce by means of tiny spores that that float through the air outdoors, and indoors. When spores land on a wet surface indoors they begin to grow.It’s imperative that moldy air ducts be cleaned under negative pressure to prevent the spread of mold spores. Without mold removal, the growth indoors can produce allergens, irritants, and potentially toxic substances. Outdoors these irritants are so diluted that they don’t cause any problems except for the most hyper allergenic individuals. But in the confined spaces of the indoor environment, such as mold growth in air ducts, can reach higher concentrations and have the potential to cause health problems. Inhaling or touching mold spores may cause allergic reactions. Allergic reactions are common and include hay fever type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Mold can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. Research on the health effects are ongoing and those listed above are not all the potential health effects of exposure to indoor mold damage. Mold can hide very well as you may not immediately realize when there is mold in HVAC ducts until you start feeling symptoms, so it’s crucial that you get mold cleanup done as soon as possible.
Where does Mold Testing and Mold Inspections fit into my mold cleanup?
Houston mold cleanup and removal typically consists of Containment, Cleaning and/or Removal of Mold contaminated materials, a Mold inspection and Mold Testing.
After the Mold Testing and Mold Inspections are done, we can begin the cleanup process. The Containment usually consists of a light wood frame with plastic sheeting stretched over with a slit entry for the workers with a covering flap on the outside. For small areas, for example if one long wall was effected, the framework with the plastic sheeting would be open on the side of the mold infected wall, and would be fastened to the wall and ceiling with duct tape. Inside the containment area, all openings such as air vents and doors must be sealed with plastic to prevent spreading contaminants to other parts of the building.
A negative air machine with HEPA filtration is attached to an opening in the containment drawing air from the affected area, filtering it, and venting it outside the building. The negative air pressure that this maintains prevents any of the mold spores and other contaminants from escaping and effecting other parts of the building while the cleanup in progress. Once secure attainment is achieved, the mold cleanup can begin.
Porous materials such as drywall, carpets and upholstery are typically vacuumed and discarded. Wood surfaces are usually wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. Depending on the extent of mold contamination, wood surfaces might also be removed and discarded. Air duct mold is treated especially carefully as it can push spores into different rooms. Non-porous hard surfaces such as plastics or metals can usually be wet vacuumed, damp wiped, and HEPA vacuumed. After all of the contaminated materials are cleaned and/or removed, and the entire contained area has been cleaned, the mold cleanup company’s inspection can take place. The clearance must be done by a Mold Assessment Consultant licensed by the state of Texas, never by the mold remediation company that is actually doing the cleanup. This independent third party ensures that there is no conflict of interest and that the area is thoroughly tested and is safe to reoccupy.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Mold Remediation
DON’T place fans on the damaged area. When you blow air onto mold it will disperse tiny harmful spores into the air, quickly and negatively affecting the air quality.
DON’T try to kill it. Dead spores are just as harmful as living spores.
DON’T spray it with bleach and other household chemicals. It’s futile and may actually stimulate more growth.
DON’T paint or varnish over the damage and assume it’s eliminated. There is still a reservoir of potentially damaging spores inside the structure, and paint will quickly peel to reveal the damage again.
DON’T think that it won’t hurt you. Black mold or toxic mold is an airborne pathogen and can adversely affect your health, no matter how healthy you are otherwise.
DO wear personal protection that includes a respirator with P100 HEPA filtration cartridges, gloves and a hazmat suit. Mold damage companies are prepared and equipped with these safety precautions.
DO put up containment with plastic sheeting to limit the spread of spores.
DO use a HEPA vacuum and negative air pressure to ventilate and filter the air in the space.
DO have professional mold testing and inspection to show where all the areas are that contain mold spores and to ensure that the problem is handled completely. Mold in your attic or crawlspace can be especially tricky to detect and remove, so Houston mold damage contractors are important in accomplishing complete attic cleanup and removal.
DO call a professional Houston mold damage company to get a complete evaluation of your situation and a quick remediation solution to your problem. Do-it-yourself work can be potentially risky to both your structure and your health, so bring in an experienced and trained technician to make sure you and everyone in your home or business remain safe.
We know there are many options when selecting Houston mold removal contractors, so we thank you for choosing us as your Houston mold remediation company.
What is Black Mold?
Chances are you have heard the term black mold, but what is it exactly?
Toxic black mold or black mold is the term used most commonly for Stachybotrys Chartarum. Why is the word “toxic” associated with black mold? Because it produces toxins called mycotoxins. Black mold is most likely to appear in areas of a home or office building that are warm, humid and damp – as moisture is one of the main requirements for mold growth.
How do you know if you have Black Mold?
The color is the primary factor in determining if mold is actually black mold. Whereas most other molds are green or gray in color, the toxic black mold is a dark black. If you have discovered black mold in your home or office building, it is essential to act quickly.
What are some symptoms of Black Mold?
The mycotoxins of toxic black mold cause people to suffer toxic symptoms. The general types of symptoms caused by toxic black mold include:
- Respiratory problems
- Skin inflammation
- Irritation of the mucous membranes
- Damage to internal organs
- Mental impairment
- Immune system suppression
The longer you are exposed to toxic black mold, the more it can damage your health.
Why should you act quickly to remove Black Mold?
Toxic black mold is extremely dangerous to humans and can have a serious effect on the health of anyone living or working in its presence. In addition, black mold can cause structural damage to your property if it infiltrates load-bearing beams and supports. The mold can gradually eat away at these porous surfaces until there’s nothing left.
How do you remove Black Mold?
When it comes to toxic black mold removal, contact a professional mold remediation company and do not try to remove it on your own. Experienced mold removal companies have the knowledge and equipment to remove the mold with minimal disturbance, ensuring it doesn’t release large amounts of spores and mycotoxins throughout your property.
Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration
When you’ve been through an experience as traumatic as a fire in your home or facility, you need the services of a leader in the fire damage restoration industry to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Our 24-hour emergency response services ensure that our crews are on-site within hours of your call. As the most experienced and reputable fire and smoke damage restoration company, we know that in cases of fire, regardless of scale, immediate attention is of the utmost importance.
We also know recovering from a fire can be challenging, so we take every step to make sure your house becomes a home again or your business can get back to work. Our certified technicians will treat your property and possessions with love and care.
Our fire damage and smoke removal services make use of state-of-the-art equipment and fine-tuned processes that ensure your possessions, walls, ceilings, and floors are restored to pre-loss condition.
Our Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Process
Garn Restoration offers comprehensive fire and smoke damage restoration services tailored to your unique needs. Not only do you deserve a fast response, delays could prove to be costly. For example, the longer your furnishings and building materials remain waterlogged or covered in ash, the more damaged they could become. Stains may set in, mildew or mold may form, and materials may begin to deteriorate.
- Preventative Measures: One of the first steps we take is to seal off the area, containing the ash and residue from the rest of the property, in some cases.
- Water Extraction and Drying (if needed): Many fires are extinguished by water from fire sprinklers/hoses, resulting in significant water accumulation throughout the affected area. We use commercial grade water extraction equipment, blowers and dryers to quickly extract water and dry the space.
- Salvage and Disposal: Rugs, furniture, clothing, building materials and other items may need to be removed to mitigate the damage. We will restore these items if the cost to do so is less than the replacement cost. If items can be restored, we can offer temporary storage space in our warehouses. We will work with your insurance adjuster to ensure access to the unsalvageable items for claims adjusting purposes.
- Thorough Cleaning: Once the water has been mitigated, we then begin the cleaning process. This comprehensive process typically involves cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing the carpets, walls, drapes, furniture, ceilings, cabinetry and other surfaces.
Garn Restoration retains decades of experience in fire damage and smoke removal restoration. Our trained teams are equipped with the tools, supplies, dedication and expertise necessary to get the job done right, the first time.