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The Significance of Contents Cleaning - SERVPRO® of Central Honolulu

10/4/2023 (Permalink)

Contents being brought into our warehouse for cleaning. Contents being brought into our warehouse for cleaning.

For homeowners in Central Honolulu, disasters such as fires, floods, or mold infestations can be catastrophic. They not only interfere with daily living but can endanger your most prized possessions. 

We at SERVPRO of Central Honolulu are aware of the strong emotional attachment you have to your possessions. In this blog post, we'll discuss the importance of content cleaning and how our expert services may assist you in recovering and restoring the things that are most important to you.

The Emotional Worth of Your Possessions

Your belongings are more than simply things; they also hold sentimental value and memories. Your home may sustain physical damage during a crisis, but you are also worried about losing these priceless possessions. The secret to keeping the sentimental value that these objects hold is to clean the contents.

Family Heirlooms: Family heirlooms frequently contain years' worth of tradition and history. These priceless artifacts can be restored with the aid of contents cleaning, assuring they can continue to be passed down through the family.

Images and Keepsakes: Images capture specific moments in time, whereas mementos preserve the essence of experiences. These objects may be salvaged by our contents cleaning services, protecting your memories and the tales they contain.

Art and Collectibles: Expensive works of art and memorabilia are more than simply wise financial decisions; they are a representation of your hobbies and passions. You can keep the sentiment and value attached to these products by cleaning the contents.

The Benefits of Contents Cleaning in Real Life

Beyond the sentimental factor, there are several reasons for why contents cleaning is crucial:

Cost-Efficiency: Replacing all of your damaged possessions can be expensive. A cheap solution that might help you save money by recovering materials you thought were lost is content cleansing.

Faster Recovery: As soon as a tragedy hits, you want to get back to business as usual. Professional contents cleaning shortens the time it takes to replace lost possessions and reduces stress by saving important items.

Maintaining History: The things you own have a backstory and contribute to your history. Contents cleaning aids in preserving both your home's own personality and your personal history.

We are aware of how important your items are to you at SERVPRO of Central Honolulu. We offer cleaning and restoration services to help you recover and protect the things that are most important to you. When tragedy occurs, you can rely on us to restore your priceless possessions and provide you peace of mind throughout the recovery process. To find out more about how we may help you restore your home and its contents, get in touch with us right now.

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When your home or commercial business has damage, our team in Central Honolulu is Here to Help®. Call us today at 808-744-2730. Mahalo.

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Asbestos Abatement Honolulu, Oahu: Testing Removal & Cleaning

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Asbestos Abatement & Removal: Honolulu, Oahu Asbestos abatement cleaning

Asbestos abatement is the process of removing or mitigating the effects caused by asbestos. Asbestos has been used in literally thousands of construction materials on Oahu, commonly referred to as asbestos-containing materials.

Unfortunately, asbestos has been found to pose serious health conditions when its fibers become loose, or airborne. SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is certified and licensed to perform asbestos testing, abatement and removal to ensure the safety of people in a home or building.

Call us at 808-744-2730 for a FREE Onsite Estimate.

4 Reasons to choose us...

  • 24/7 No Charge Inspection Fee. We will come out any time of day to inspect your home or business at no charge to you.
  • Family Owned. We're local to Honolulu and we've been in business for over 8 years.
  • Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. We are licensed, bonded, and insured to perform asbestos testing, removal, and cleaning locally in Hawaii.  
  • 5 Star Google Rating. We have over 150 combined Google reviews between our Kailua and Central Honolulu locations. 

Asbestos Testing

  • First, determine when your home, or building was constructed. Asbestos was banned by the US Government in 1978. Structures on Oahu may have used asbestos in the construction process through 1989. It's a good rule of thumb to have an asbestos abatement company test if you suspect asbestos.
  • Second, see if there are signs of disturbed asbestos materials. Look for warning signs of degrading construction materials. Worn-out and disintegrating pipes, walls, insulation, vinyl flooring and other materials. When asbestos is undisturbed and intact, it can often be kept in place with minimal risk of exposure. But when it starts to break down and the fibers are released in the air, it becomes toxic.
  • Third, call an asbestos testing or abatement company to have the materials tested. You can check for signs of asbestos on your own, but testing should be done by a certified professional using special equipment. If asbestos is present, hire a contractor to repair or remove the materials that contain it to ensure the safety of people using the building.

*Inspections should always be done if there are asbestos concerns.

Asbestos Removal

Removing asbestos-containing materials without testing beforehand is a more dangerous and intrusive. Once the asbestos is airborne, breathing the toxic material can cause scarring to the tissue of the lungs and even lead to cancer.

When you have a water damage to a home or structure, a demolition, or a renovation where asbestos is suspected - you must first have the materials tested to ensure safety.

Calling a licensed asbestos abatement contractor

Asbestos abatement contractors are trained and licensed in handling asbestos. You could collect the sample on your own, but you would still have to give the samples to an EPA-certified laboratory.

SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is a licensed asbestos contractor located in Oahu. We can help you with asbestos testing, removal, and cleaning. We will ensure the safety of the people in your home or building. 

Call us at 808-744-2730 or click the REQUEST HELP ONLINE button at the top of this page to request service or to request a call back.

Cleanup and Recovery for All Situations | SERVPRO®

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

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Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and we are surrounded by evidence to support that claim. But even in idyllic Honolulu, things happen that can make your home worse for the wear.

Whenever those things happen, remember that SERVPRO of Central Honolulu is here to make things right again. No matter the situation, we’ve got you covered.

Water damage recovery. Regardless of the cause—sewage backup or sump pump failure, flooding or pipes bursting, we have the know-how to stop the issue and restore the damage done.

Fire damage recovery. A fire starts in a U.S. home because of kitchen carelessness, smoking materials or other causes every 23 seconds. But when fire comes, we take care of every part of the recovery, right down to odor removal and soot cleanup.

Mold removal. When humidity and temperatures are high, mold can thrive. Allowed to build to a colony, mold can cause all kinds of problems, not the least of which is the weakening your home’s structure. Let us remove it safely so your home isn’t negatively affected.

Storm recovery. Quakes, storms and more can cause serious damage that includes flooding and fire. Whether you’re dealing with a roof leak or an underground water issue as a result of natural disasters or weather events, SERVPRO has you covered.

Commercial needs. Business owners can also take advantage of SERVPRO’s incredible service, and they can gain the benefit of a Certified: SERVPRO Clean, letting the whole community know they care about their health and well-being.

General cleaning. Perhaps you simply need cleaning around the house, or you’ve purchased some new property that needs a little extra attention. No problem! We can help you with cleanup for any reason—no fires or burst pipes necessary.

Specialty cleaning. No matter the scenario, we’ve got the cleaning solution. From biohazard situations to hoarding cleanup and graffiti removal, SERVPRO offers expert service.

Construction. When you have a major need after a storm, or you are ready to begin your remodeling project, call us. You’d be amazed what we can handle, and having a single point of contact makes the process smoother and quicker.

Add 24-hour service and an easy insurance process to all this, and the picture becomes clear—when you need cleanup and recovery of any kind, you can trust SERVPRO to get the job done.