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Hire Rytech Professionals for Water Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation in One

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Water damage restoration and mold remediation: These two critical services are more often than not mentioned in the same sentence after a flood, pipe rupture, or any other inundation that strikes your home.shutterstock_143397931

Once uncontained water is set loose in the confines of a typical house, there are no limits to where it may flow and what materials or possessions may be damaged. Mold contamination, meanwhile, is a health threat waiting to happen. What it’s waiting for is water. Dormant mold spores pervade our outdoor and indoor environments. These airborne microorganisms find their way into tiny crevices and crannies in structures and lodge there until activated by a water damage incident. Active mold growth ensues, releasing toxic spores into your living spaces.

Mold growth begins within hours of a water damage incident and continues even as water extraction and drying procedures are underway. Effective water damage and mold remediation are necessarily two phases of one unified effort: restoring your house and healthy environment to normal.

A single call to Rytech brings both professional water damage restoration and mold remediation specialists to the scene. Rytech’s experts realize the clock is ticking on both water damage and the mold growth that always follows in its wake. They’re trained and equipped to begin immediate procedures to minimize the severity of the incident as soon as possible. Utilizing powerful water extraction and high-tech drying methods, along with state of the art disinfection and anti-microbial techniques, Rytech’s IICRC-certified technicians take a multi-faceted approach to successful restoration and remediation.

When both water damage restoration and mold remediation services are required to return your home and your life to normal, make just one call to Rytech, Inc.

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6 Indicators That Your Home May Have Hidden Water Damage

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

shutterstock_253880359Because water flows anywhere it wants to once it’s loose inside your house, it’s important to be aware of signs of water damage in hidden places. The number of interior voids and spaces where water may penetrate and remain unseen are almost unlimited. After that big conspicuous pool of standing water in the middle of the floor is dried up, be aware of these signs of water damage in hidden places:

  • Unpleasant odors. Hidden residual water stagnates and fosters mold and bacterial growth. This produces a musty, earthy smell that’s a red flag indicating unseen water damage.
  • Visual signs of mold growth. Airborne mold spores are microscopic and find their way into hidden nooks and crannies in the structure of the home. So does water. When moisture contacts dormant spores, active mold growth begins. If you notice fuzzy discolorations in out-of-the-way spaces, have them evaluated by a mold remediation professional.
  • Stains on walls and ceilings. Water that seeps into wall voids and the space between levels often manifests as a stain or blotch as it slowly saturates the adjacent wall board or ceiling.
  • Peeling paint. Another symptom of loose water inside wall spaces is peeling paint on the exterior of the wall. Drywall saturates and causes paint to lose adhesion.
  • Sagging walls and ceilings. Saturated drywall or ceiling materials become very heavy with the added water weight. Eventually, they begin to deform and buckle. Water-soaked walls and ceilings present a safety hazard if they collapse.
  • Floor effects. Water always seeks the lowest level and seeps under floor coverings like carpet, tile, and vinyl, soaking into the subfloor. Removal of some floor coverings, particularly carpet and padding, may be necessary to effectively dry the structure.

For more information on signs of water damage you may not notice, conttact Rytech, Inc.

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Flood Cleanup Tips for Homeowners Looking to Remedy Water Damage

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

flood cleanupFollowing a few flood cleanup tips helps make sure the aftermath of a flood doesn’t endanger occupants or cause unnecessary additional damage. Once the initial water event ceases, it’s natural to want to get back into your home, evaluate damage and get your life back. However, the process should follow a sequence designed to eliminate health risks as well as facilitate both DIY and professional restoration efforts. Here are some flood cleanup tips to keep in mind during those difficult first days: (more…)

Water Restoration: What to Do and What to Avoid

Friday, November 29th, 2013

home flood damgeWhen your property floods, regardless of how the water entered your home, water restoration is going to become a major issue. The amount of damage that water can do to your home is extensive, and over time it will get steadily worse. The following are a few of the most important things to do and things to avoid to keep your family safe, minimize the damage and protect what’s yours. (more…)

Flood Waters Hide Many Hazards — Tips to Stay Safe When Cleaning Up a Flooded Home

Monday, November 25th, 2013

 

flood water hazards

Enduring a flood that affects your property is traumatic enough, but cleaning up a flooded home brings its own hazards and difficulties. Given the construction and content of today’s homes, a comprehensive plan for cleaning up a flooded home will probably require the services of a professional water damage expert to facilitate the immediate clean-up, as well as take steps to mitigate long-range hazards from mold and other contaminants(more…)

Rytech Joins the Donna Foundation in 2014 to Raise Funds to End Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

pink ribbon-black background-end breast cancer, Jacksonville, FloridaIn partnership with The Donna Foundation, we here at Rytech are fighting to end breast cancer. How?

We have joined the 26.2 with DONNA – a local Northeast Florida race which raises funds to end this deadly disease.

Why is the breast cancer fight so important to us here at Rytech? Because it touches us all. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in every eight women have invasive breast cancer during their life. (more…)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

hands with pink ribbon-breast cancer awarenessDid you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month? While most of us are aware breast cancer exists, far too few of us actively work to end it. (more…)

An Air Conditioner Water Leak Can Turn Into a Bigger Issue — How This Can Happen

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

air conditioner leakIf you see a puddle of water on the floor underneath your furnace or air conditioner, you’ve most likely got an air conditioner water leak(more…)