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Take Advantage Of Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Durham Area Home

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Take Advantage Of Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Durham Area Home You can trust the pros at SERVPRO of North Durham to get the job done.

Trust SERVPRO to Take Care of Your Durham Home When a Water Emergency Arises

Water damage comes in all shapes and sizes, some of which you might not even see until the problem is quite severe. It takes a qualified professional to address these issues in your home correctly, something you should look into, should you experience water intrusion on your Durham property at any time.

It does not take a massive leak to cause severe water damage in your Durham area home. Slow or small leaks can do significant damage, leading to the development of secondary damages, just as quickly as a giant flood that you can see coming. Luckily, we are here to help.

Your local SERVPRO provides you with access to IICRC-industry certified professionals, who specialize in water damage restoration on your property. We offer full-service solutions to common problems homeowners face while using restoration methods designed to tailor to your specific situation, giving you quality results when you need them.

SERVPRO technicians provide cleanup and restoration services 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including weekends and holidays. When you request help, we respond immediately, regardless of your situation. Big or small, we have the tools, training, and resources to get the job done right the first time. We can also help those taking a proactive approach, protecting your home before events occur.

SERVPRO uses a variety of water extraction equipment, an advanced drying method, along with cleaning and deodorization services that help provide a clean, healthy living environment for you and your family. Our staff helps provide you with a stress-free claims process, ensuring that you obtain the results you deserve and make the most of what could have been a hazardous situation.

We keep you informed throughout the water restoration process, working with you to limit your losses and pay close attention to contents you cherish most. It is crucial for us to meet your needs and build a lasting relationship with our customers. We treat you with the respect and courtesy you deserve while providing you with the essential services needed to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition.

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Contact SERVPRO of North Durham, today. We can help restore water damage found in your home and help protect against future problems. (919) 467-0880

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Water Removal Services after Flooding or Fire are Crucial to the Restoration of Your Durham Home

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Services after Flooding or Fire are Crucial to the Restoration of Your Durham Home SERVPRO Provides Industry Leading Pumps and Devices for Water Removal in the Durham Area

SERVPRO Reduces Water Losses with Fast Extraction and Restoration

After a home takes on water of any kind, drastic changes begin to take place. Homeowners in Durham can protect their homes from the damage these changes cause by having qualified professionals carry out the necessary services. One small crisis can bring about a multitude of problems.

Durham property owners often rely on professional water removal services to dry their homes out when saturation is an issue. Unwanted water can come from interior or exterior flooding or firefighting efforts. Large amounts of water on floors or heavily saturated walls and attics need to be removed and extracted until achievement of complete dryness in your home occurs.

SERVPRO uses the latest in technology not only to remove the water in your home but also to find hidden areas with water and moisture. Elevated humidity can also create problems, and we have solutions for that kind of situation, as well. Hygrometers and moisture detectors help us locate areas where water seeped into, even when it feels dry to the touch.

Determined by the location and the material affected, we might use only hand-held and highly portable extraction units, heating pads for floors, air blowers, or full-size pumps mounted on large trucks. Combining any of these, along with air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and desiccant machines, our technicians steadily, but quickly, dry your home's interior. Other restorative work cannot begin while conditions remain damp.

Whenever flooding includes contaminated water, we ensure that not only do we eliminate all the water but that we also remove any pathogens or chemical residues. We put our skills to work so we leave each home or business “Like it never even happened.” Failing to remove all the water can set your property up for future problems with mold, deterioration, and destruction of materials, foul odors, insect and other pest problems.

The skilled professionals at SERVPRO of North Durham want to help you protect your home. Water removal services help prevent other problems from developing inside your residence. Because water damages from the first second it touches your home, contacting us at our local number, (919) 467-0880, can reduce total restoration costs while mitigating loss.

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Odor Control For Your Durham Home After A Fire

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Odor Control For Your Durham Home After A Fire Odor control goes a long way after your Durham home has suffered fire damage.

Odor Control

Even a small fire in your Durham home leaves behind various types of damage to clean up. You not only have to deal with what the flames burned, but you likely have water from the firefighters who helped put the fire out, and you have smoke and soot damage. It is not wise to leave any of it lingering for long before restoration is started, as more damage continues to occur.

Odor control goes a long way after your Durham home has suffered fire damage. At SERVPRO, we have the training and skills necessary to perform odor control thoroughly and correctly so that the smoke odors are no longer present in your home.

Various techniques are used in controlling odors. There are multiple phases to an odor control system. The first phase is called containment. Our goal is to block or contain odor molecules from vaporizing back into the air. We spray a chemical deodorizer onto materials causing the odor. The chemical makes a barrier that slows down or stops odor molecules from evaporation off the source material. We directly spray the smoke residues on charred areas with an odor counteractant using a pump-up sprayer.

The next phase is vapor control. SERVPRO techs counteract odor particles which became airborne before the spraying for containment. We apply products made to release deodorant vapors into the atmosphere. They counteract the malodor vapors they contact in the air. Vapor control is quite effective in fire damage cases.

The last phase of odor control is thermal fogging. We dispense solvent-based deodorants using thermal fogging equipment. They pass through a heated area and are combusted. Combustion breaks the deodorant solution down into very small particles. Because of the small size, the particles can go anywhere the malodor particles are pair with the malodor and neutralize it by changing the chemical composition. Dry fogs quickly penetrate and deodorize because of the small particle size. Most of it evaporates within a few hours. The last thing we do in the fogging procedure is ventilate the treated area.

SERVPRO of North Durham can come quickly after your home has suffered a from a fire. We can clean and repair all the damages for residents in the areas of Bahama, Durham, and Gorman, plus deodorize the smoke odors left behind when you give us a call at (919) 467-0880.

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Special Care Need To Restore Fire Damage To Durham Brew Pub

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Special Care Need To Restore Fire Damage To Durham Brew Pub SERVPRO of North Durham is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to better serve you.

SERVPRO Has The Proper Fire Damage Equipment and Technology To Restore Your Durham Property 

Some Durham businesses recover quickly from a fire, able to restock and move on after a quick cleaning. Other enterprises find fire recovery to be more complicated, particularly if they combine retail or serving spaces with a production area dedicated to signature products. Your restoration company must understand your priorities and needs as the cleanup commences.

Breweries with restaurants are popular destinations for those looking for one of a kind eats and drinks. A wood-burning oven sparked a kitchen blaze, and fire damage spread throughout your Durham brew pub. We know we need to work closely with you to restore all areas of your business as they are so interrelated.

When you run a business both makes and sells a unique product, your restoration plan and timetable may be different from competitors that are simply pass-through businesses. SERVPRO is capable of responding to a broad range of restoration concerns simultaneously, with technicians who have training in industry best practices for fire and smoke damage as well as water damage, which is frequently a challenge at a fire scene.

The SERVPRO project manager assigned to your crisis discusses your options honestly and keeps your insurance company apprised. Any water damage is abated first, as the clock starts ticking on secondary issues like microbial growth, which could be devastating for your beer and ale production. Other crew members begin work cleaning soot and chemical extinguisher residue, systematically working their ways through the kitchen, dining area, and brewery.

Safety concerns about food and drink stored within the premises merit discussion with experienced SERVPRO supervisors. Heat and smoky debris can compromise the contents of even sealed and refrigerated containers, including cans, bottles, kegs, and tanks of your artisanal brews. Any food stored in areas where firefighting occurred are likely tainted with the effluents from chemical extinguishers or water.

Your brewery, with all its equipment, require evaluation after the fire to ensure that smoke, soot, heat, or water did no permanent damage. SERVPRO collaborates with other contractors with specialized knowledge and helps you answer questions and meet requirements of local licensing bodies so you can get back to brewing once we remediate the fire damage.

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Many questions and concerns arise after a fire in a brewpub, and SERVPRO of North Durham is ready to help find their answers. Call as soon as the fire crews allow at (919) 467-0880.

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Proper Water Removal and Dehumidifying in Your Durham Home

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proper Water Removal and Dehumidifying in Your Durham Home Water can flood from a broken pipe or come in through a roof or window. Regardless of how it came in, contact SERVPRO for remediation and prevention.

Our Technicians Carefully Assess the Situation and Calculate the Amount of Equipment Needed to Efficiently Dry Out Your Property After Water Damage

From damaged pipes to excess rain, flooding can wreak havoc on your belongings and your home. Even though it always happens when you least expect it, your reaction time is what is critical during an emergency like this. You need water removal in Durham fast, which means you need professional help as well.
The water removal experts at SERVPRO should be the first ones you call. We can arrive at your Durham home fast with powerful, industrial equipment which extracts the water from your home as quickly as possible. When carpeting has been affected, we need to take special care that it is dried thoroughly to prevent mold growth underneath the padding where it is not visible.
One piece of equipment that SERVPRO technicians use to dry out your home and carpeting again is dehumidifiers. We consider both the capacity of the dehumidifier and the nature of the environment to figure out the requirements needed for your situation. One factor that we look at is how many absorbent or porous materials are present, such as your carpeting. The more porous materials that are present, the more moisture has been absorbed and evaporates into the air. In a case like this, we need more dehumidification to balance the evaporation.
We then calculate the dehumidifier capacity, so we know exactly what equipment we need for the job. Once this is done, and the drying process continues into additional days, we increase or decrease the amount of drying equipment based on monitoring the air conditioning in your home and the moisture content readings of the wet carpeting and your structure.
Each situation is different, and the amount of carpeting is present and how long it was saturated makes a difference. The real measure of a balanced drying system when we monitor is how fast your structure and contents are drying. If the moisture levels are lowering and the relative humidity is moving downwards at a steady pace, the system is working. If the humidity is high and the moisture content of the carpeting and other materials is not reducing, we need to examine the situation to determine a more efficient system of drying.
As you can see, SERVPRO of North Durham monitors our machines closely on a daily basis. You can, therefore, be sure that once you call us at (919) 467-0880 in the areas of Bahama, Gorman, and Durham, your home is restored to its original condition before the water removal emergency.

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Restoration Of Your Home After Flood Damage Overtakes Durham

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoration Of Your Home After Flood Damage Overtakes Durham Flooding from natural sources can impose hardships on homeowners no matter where it happens.

Your Home After A Flood

Flooding from natural sources can impose hardships on homeowners no matter where it happens. Durham residents might see problems when Falls Lake overflows, or from hurricane-related storms. Flooding can occur in an instant and then take months for property owners to repair and restore.

When weather plays a heavy hand and floods areas of Durham, flood damage affects more than the family home. Life seems to focus on restoring the damaged home instead of normal living activities. Work can also suffer tremendously while adults attempt to compensate for the time now spent on replacing children's belongings, reassuring them that everything can go back to how they remember, and a multitude of other activities that sap energy but suddenly become extremely important.

Our technicians understand how difficult everything seems to become after a disaster. We help families affected by flooding and other disasters every day. SERVPRO employees receive training that helps them earn certificates from the IICRC.

The studying and coursework behind these certificates include:
    •    Microorganisms and how they live and function.
    •    How materials inside a home become damaged in different situations and the best ways to counteract that damage via restoration and repair techniques or closely matched replacement materials.
    •    The best methods for working in various situations so that we always remain out of the way while continuing the restoration processes required.

The process involved in making your home “Like it never even happened” after a flood can entail a broad range of activities. Each one is important and performing it helps your home come closer toward total restoration. Drying out, thorough cleaning, removal of earthy debris and garbage, elimination of viable microbes, and disposal of items destroyed by flood waters either through contamination or contact with the water can take time to accomplish. Because SERVPRO employees work as a team, we reduce the amount of time it takes from the time we arrive to when we complete the final details of the restoration work on your family's home.

Regardless of the severity of flood damage affecting your neighborhood, SERVPRO of North Durham has the tools, equipment, skills, and experience to restore your family's residence quickly and professionally. Contact us at (919) 467-0880 any hour of the day or night so we can begin assessing the damage and rectifying the situation.

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Mold Damage Removal Services in Durham

9/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Removal Services in Durham Whether mold is visible or you just smell its prescence, you know it's time to call SERVPRO for remediation services.

Technicians From SERVPRO Begin the Mold Remediation Process by an Investigation to Deduce the Source of the Damage

Mold growth can become a serious problem in Durham in the presence of moisture. It can spread throughout your property in just 48 hours, leading to various health effects and structural damage to your home. Any visible mold growth above 10 SF (about 3' x 3') requires a certified mold remediation company to eliminate following IICRC standards and guidelines.
If you have a mold situation in your Durham home, SERVPRO can safely and effectively reverse the mold damage. As mold remediation professionals, we use industry-standard tools and equipment and apply systematic practices to eradicate mold growth on any surface. Once we locate the mold and treat it, we also perform a complete water damage remediation to prevent future growth when we leave.
Mold removal preserves the structural integrity of your home and protects the health of your family. The process also helps control the damp, musty smell that comes with mold. Since moisture is a vital part of mold growth, SERVPRO technicians assume the responsibility of cleaning up excess water in the house as well. Failure to fix the moisture problem could cause the mold to return again, even after cleaning the area thoroughly.
Given that mold is a living organism that deeply integrates into materials for survival, the best way to deal with porous items is disposing of them. For nonporous materials, SERVPRO mold remediation specialists can disinfect the surfaces using antimicrobial cleaners. We also have effective sealants that can make the areas more water resistant and, subsequently, more mold-proof. It is best to have your air conditioning and heating systems professionally cleaned too.
Safety is important in mold damage control. As such, SERVPRO professionals always wear waterproof gloves during the cleanup process and advise occupants not to touch moldy items with bare hands. We use respiratory protection in most mold remediation situations to avoid inhalation, which may cause certain health effects. The reconstruction process begins after removing all mold-contaminated materials and then replacing them with clean, non-contaminated ones.
Mold damage remediation requires trained and experienced personnel to ensure clean indoor air for your family. As a trusted and experienced restoration company in your community, SERVPRO of North Durham is already nearby and ready to respond to your emergency. We have an extensive stock of resources for dealing with large restoration projects. Call us today (919) 467-0880.

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Water Removal Services for Your Durham Home After a Storm

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Removal Services for Your Durham Home After a Storm It is important to remove the water from your home after a storm as quickly as possible to prevent further damage.

Steps to Successful and Thorough Water Removal

Flooding in the home causes some initial damage to items like books, magazines, and other paper items. Fabric (drapes and upholstered furniture) is another item that can suffer damage quickly before any restoration work can begin. Preventing permanent, more expensive damage soon becomes the objective.

When it comes to water removal for a North Durham home, time is critical. Just as important is removing it without causing further damage to the home. At SERVPRO, we have two goals: Minimize the damage that has already happened and get the water out before more damage can occur.

Our first step is to stop more water coming into the home. If the source is coming from a broken pipe or appliance, we turn off the water leading into the home. It stops the flow and gives our technicians the opportunity to find the leak if we have not been able to yet. If it is from outside (backed up storm drains for example), we try to block it using sandbags or otherwise redirect it.

Now, we bring in pumps to remove standing water. These commercial grade machines work quickly on water over two inches in depth. Once the water is low enough that we can see the carpet clearly, we replace the pumps with water extraction wands. These specially designed water vacuums draw water out of carpets and from between floorboards without damaging either.

If the power in the home remains off because water got into the outlets or the local power was knocked out, we augment these devices with our generators. For larger jobs, we have generator trucks that can be parked onsite to provide all the power we need for 24-hour operations if needed.

With a large amount of water removed, we pull up the carpets and remove the carpet pads. These items are challenging to dry, and it is not cost effective to do so. Once they are gone, technicians may use water extraction wands again to remove remaining, small amounts of water, but in most cases, we introduce air movers and fans to dry the surface.

For wood flooring, SERVPRO checks the sub-floor for moisture and standing water. We try to pull up a small piece of the floor to insert a hose connected to a pump to drain water or an air mover to force warm air into this space to dry moisture that a pump or extractor cannot remove. When needed, our IICRC-certified technicians may use an exhaust fan on floors (and carpets) to help draw out the damp air.

Quickly removing water is the first step to restoring your home after a flood. SERVPRO of North Durham is fully trained and equipped to stop ongoing problems and prevent more damage from adding to an already stressful situation. To schedule an inspection or if you just have a question, call today at (919) 467-0880. We are here for you.

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Restoration Steps After Water Damage To Your Durham Diner

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoration Steps After Water Damage To Your Durham Diner SERVPRO Keeps Your Eatery in Durham Dry

Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Remediation

Water damage to your diner is a nightmare. SERVPRO understands how stressful it is. All it takes is a leaking appliance or a damaged pipe for water to get in and cause problems in your diner. You might have to close up while you fix the problem. However, who has time for that? You need your eatery reopened as soon as possible so you can get customers back in the door and keep taking money at the cash registers.
SERVPRO is on hand to help with water damage to your Durham diner. We have experience in dealing with water damages of all sizes, which means we have the skill and equipment necessary to get your establishment back up and running in no time - “Like it never even happened.” We train all our technicians to IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) standards and our teams know the exact steps to take in any water damage situation.
The first thing is to remove water from your diner. We have free-standing, submersible and truck-mounted pumps on hand, and we use them in conjunction with extraction tools and wands to pump the water out of your premises.
Next, we assess the situation. We use a combination of moisture meters, penetrating moisture probes, and thermal hygrometers to measure humidity and search for hidden patches of damp, such as under the carpet or behind a kitchen cabinet. SERVPRO knows that a visual assessment is never enough, which is why we use a range of testing equipment.
Once we know what we are dealing with, we set to work drying out your business. The drying process might include using extraction wands to remove water from carpets or upholstered furniture, or covering zippers on your favorite booth cushions with wax paper to prevent rust bleeding across the fabric. We spot-treat stubborn water stains on upholstery, and carefully remove baseboards if necessary to dry out cabinets.
We use a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out every corner of your diner, including the pantry, kitchen, between shelves, around furniture, and anywhere else that moisture lingers. We realize that preservation of inventory in a food business is just as important as saving the structure and fixtures.
We aim to get you back in business as soon as possible. Call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for help dealing with water on your premises in Orange Factory, Chester, and surrounding areas.

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Dealing With Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Properly

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Dealing With Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Properly When your roof has been leaking for a long time, you could have water and mold damage. Contact SERVPRO quickly to assess and formulate a plan.

Trained SERVPRO Technicians Get a Quick Handle on Mold on Your Property

Mold can develop gradually over time, staying dormant, waiting for the right conditions to exist that make spreading throughout your Durham home easier. In every instance where mold grows out of hand, excessive moisture is the most likely culprit. Controlling moisture levels in your home controls the spread of mold, it is that simple.

When you have a roof leak, plumbing problem, flood, or storm damage that allows moisture access to unprotected areas of your home, mold damage in Durham develops soon after. Water is the final ingredient that mold needs to flourish, taking nourishment from the abundance of organic materials used to build your home. It enjoys sulking in dark, damp areas of your home such as your attic, basement, or tight hard to reach crawlspaces.

The signs of early mold growth include water stains or a dank, musty odor not unlike working with fresh potting soil or gardening after a day of rain. The odor becomes more identifiable as mold growth develops in your home. However, by the time you can see mold growth on your walls, ceiling, carpet, furniture, or bathroom fixtures, there often lurks a larger problem hidden elsewhere that takes a professional to control.
SERVPRO provides you with access to IICRC-industry certified technicians, well-versed in the mold remediation process. We use a variety of methods to control mold growth in your home, including containment protocols to prevent further spread and personal protective equipment to limit exposure. We carefully remove any saturated materials and treat each area individually.  

SERVPRO technicians help recover appliances, furniture, and personal items that receive mold damage. However, it is entirely possible that not all of your items are restorable, in cases like these, you determine what should happen. Technicians follow local, state, and federal guidelines, including those expressed by the EPA to properly transport and dispose of contaminated materials.  

SERVPRO teams work hard to return your home to a clean, healthy environment and even provide you with recommendations to prevent issues like this from developing in the future.  

Take the time to contact SERVPRO of North Durham at the first signs of mold growth in your home; we can help. (919) 467-0880

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