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February 2021 Artic Freeze

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold present in coat closet with white background Water damage from the February freeze, not mitigated by the customer. 2 months later, several areas of the home have mold present.

This last February, our state experienced an unprecedented freeze that crippled much of our state.  On top of the Covid 19 Pandemic, homeowners were dealt this loss of electricity in some areas and pipes bursting from the week long freeze.  Many people were left waiting for a mitigation team to assist them, some deciding to just take care of the damage themselves.  As our temperatures begin to rise and areas not mitigated fully; homeowners may soon start to see areas of mold growth.  Contact SERVPRO of North Tulsa at the first sign.

If you’ve ever been curious about where a certain odor was coming from and almost went crazy looking for the source, there’s a chance it might have been caused by water damage. But how does water damage cause such foul smells, and what can you do about them? SERVPRO of North Tulsa provides large-scale restoration services and has experience dealing with this issue. Here, they explain a few ways odors can occur and how you can handle them.

Although it often starts out as merely a nuisance, water damage worsens over time. Seeping water can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which is when foul odors start to emerge. Water triggers mold to release spores, creating a sickening stench. Odors can also be a result of other contaminants. For instance, when a sewer backs up, the resulting smell comes from the sewage that’s inside your home.

So, what can you do about it? Well, this is one mess you definitely shouldn’t try to clean up yourself: Water damage, especially at the level where it’s producing odors, always calls for a professional touch. Additionally, if there’s any form of sewage present, you’ll need professional sewage cleanup services to remove all the hazardous and toxic materials. The same is true for mold cleanup. And remember: It’s important to call an expert right away. So whether you just noticed a leak or your home recently sustained a flood, now’s the time to contact a specialist. If you wait, the damage could become more expensive to repair and may cause health effects. 

If you have water damage and need a crew that can handle large cleanups with ease, get in touch with SERVPRO of North Tulsa. Their friendly staff can help with all types of large-scale damage. To find out more about the services they offer, call 918.371.0222.  Our team will complete a thorough moisture check with approved meters as well as infrared camera to determine cause, level of damage and begin to take care of the damage.

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