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Durham's Fire Damage Restoration Services

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Durham's Fire Damage Restoration Services Cleaning and Restoring Possessions and Structures Are Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services in the Durham Area

SERVPRO Offers Cleanup and Restoration for Durham Properties Post House Fires

Any time something burns inside your Durham home, multiple types of damage can take place. Some materials get burnt so severely that they must get removed and replaced. Other items get partially charred so that they need to get resurfaced and repainted.

Smoke created by the fire often travels to various rooms inside the house leaving behind soils and soot residues. SERVPRO's fire damage technicians in Durham offer a variety of services related to smoke and soot restoration. The full restoration process after a blaze requires following several steps.
The first type of service that gets performed after a house burns is mitigation. The goal of mitigation is to secure the structure and prevent further damage. Mitigation includes boarding up windows and emergency drying any water damage that occurred. For large scale building security outside contractors can be called in for those actions.
Next, structural cleaning takes place. The purpose of this step is to remove smoke damage from all components and deodorize them. In some scenarios, cleaning contents occurs when items are severely smoke damaged. Sometimes contents get cleaned on the job site other times they get transported to another location to get cleaned and deodorized. SERVPRO offers an excellent pack-out, storage, and rehabilitation service.

In certain situations, specialty restoration services get used to restore specific items. Some contents that need specialists to restore include electronics, dry cleaning of clothing, and resurfacing of furniture. At times artwork requires particular attention to restore to original conditions and can be sent out to a specialized company that excels at this cleaning.

In many scenarios, reconstruction takes place as a final step in the restoration process. In cases of severe fire damage, building contents get burned to the point of becoming non-salvageable. After all burnt materials get removed, the area is painted with a sealant paint so that any remaining foul odors get masked and encapsulated. Then the structural components get rebuilt which at times is more complicated than basic home remodeling.
The final goal of any fire restoration process is to bring the home back to preloss conditions whenever possible. For professional assistance with fire restorations services, call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 seven days a week.

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Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Durham

4/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Durham If possible, SERVPRO will work on your water damaged gift shop in portions so that your doors can remained open to customers.

SERVPRO Works Quickly to Restore Your Business for Minimal Interruption

If a pipe breaks inside your Durham gift shop, many problems possibly occur. The existence of water sometimes causes your products or building materials to get damaged. In some cases, water creates hazards for your employees and customers and disrupts business operations.

If moisture lingers too long, foul odors and mold growth possibly occurs. SERVPRO's commercial water damage technicians in Durham have experience in restoring problems without having to shut down your business. Many times we complete our operations differently so that the functions of your gift shop are not interrupted.

From the minute our IICRC certified technicians show up on the scene, we are continually thinking about ways to complete the work without hindering your business. When we first secure the work area, we do it in a way that helps keep your gift shop functioning. We make sure any hazards for your employees and customers get fixed, or the areas get blocked off and labeled with "danger" signs.

Next, we extract all of the water out of the building that we possibly can. The extraction process sometimes gets done in small sections at a time so that we only have to close your shop down a portion at a time. After our SERVPRO technicians are confident that we cannot pull out any more moisture with our extraction equipment, we begin the drying process.

Before we start drying the structure, we test the temperature, relative humidity and moisture content of materials in the affected room or rooms. We then set up air movers and dehumidifiers in the region so that air flows in a circular motion. The dry-out process gets sometimes completed after business hours. Other times we dry out the building in a small portion at a time and move your products around so that we only close off part of your shop.

The combination of air flow and dehumidification speeds up evaporation and pulls moisture out of the air. The drying equipment stays set up until relative humidity, and moisture levels return to preloss conditions. Once we are satisfied with the moisture levels of building materials, we pull out drying equipment making sure that we do not get in your customers' way.

After the desired moisture levels get reached, the final cleaning and deodorization process begins. To make sure your business' mitigation project gets done the right way, call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for help anytime.

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Why Professional Mold Remediation is Needed for Your Durham Home

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Professional Mold Remediation is Needed for Your Durham Home Some mold appears in plain sight and some hides behind walls and cabinets. Should you see or smell mold in your home, contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Has the Training, Certification, and Expertise to Remediate a Mold Infestation in Your Home

When people think of mold damage to Durham homes, they often attribute this occurrence with uncleanliness or a lack of upkeep with your house. The truth is, it is remarkably simple to have fungal and mold growth occur in your house, and it has no bearing on the cleanliness of your home or how apt you are to prevent it from happening.
The reality of mold damage in your Durham home is that most people have no idea that they could even have fungal growth until it is visible to the naked eye or happens to be strongly scented enough to alert you. Even with all of the damage and potential health effects that can get attributed to the presence of mold in your home, many homeowners deem this concern something they can manage on their own with conventional cleaning approaches. Unfortunately, without the appropriate tools and training, you are merely leaving the door open for future mold spore colonization.
Our SERVPRO professionals get specially trained in the most modern techniques for mold remediation and get certified by the high standards of the IICRC. Our expertise with all varieties of mold and the appropriate means of eradicating the present colonies makes us uniquely qualified to help you through the damage that your home faces.
Quarantining the affected area where mold is actively growing is a priority of our IICRC-certified remediation specialists at the moment we arrive at your home. This process prevents the spread of spores to new areas of your home while we work to sand down organic materials that house mold colonies and apply a chemical solution for deep penetration into the pores of these surfaces, ensuring that the entire hyphae gets eliminated by our efforts.
We have the knowledge and the tools to help you clean up the mess and work to prevent future instances of mold growth in your home. Our SERVPRO of North Durham mold remediation specialists cannot help you with a problem you never call about, however, so give our team a call today at (919) 467-0880.
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Commercial Water Removal Professionals Work Quickly To Restore Home Daycare Centers In Durham

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Professionals Work Quickly To Restore Home Daycare Centers In Durham Some situations affecting your Durham home daycare might require commercial water removal services to make everything “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Removal

Providing daily care in your Durham home to children while their parents work means that you must always keep your home well-maintained. A small situation involving water can become a much larger one in a matter of merely a few minutes and cause severe problems for you and your business.

Some situations affecting your Durham home daycare might require commercial water removal services to make everything “Like it never even happened.” When it does, SERVPRO technicians can provide the services needed to adequately mitigate the situation adequately, meaning you stay in business. These include more than just removing the water but also eliminating the moisture in your home's materials and the humidity in the air. Pumping out visible water alone can leave much water behind, and this can lead to microbial growth, water stains, deteriorating carpeting and rugs, loosened wallpapers and borders, and a musty odor - all avoidable problems.

To prevent these situations from becoming a reality and affecting your business, we use the latest developments in restoration science. Because heat speeds up the process of evaporation, we use heaters that radiate warmth as well as floor mats that increase the temperature underneath them and then extract the evaporating moisture. When we expect favorable weather conditions, we open up doors and windows. Air blowers can move air currents so that humidity leaves your daycare home. Restoring dryness remains one of the industry's primary methods of preventing microbial infestation without the use of chemicals or other agents.

However, smells can remain, and our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can make everything smell as it should once again. Other permanent evidence of water damage that can appear includes water stains on upper walls and ceilings. We can test for the presence of moisture with our water meters and then proceed accordingly.

Because accidents that can close your business can happen anytime and come from both within and outside your home, we recommend that all businesses, regardless of their size, sign up for our READY Plan. The faster a business can recover from a disaster, the higher its chances of succeeding in the long run. If you need assistance completing a Plan, we welcome your phone call. We want businesses of all sizes to succeed in our community, including yours.

SERVPRO of North Durham can help you with water removal services, as well as other mitigations services, as needed. Keeping your business suitable and safe for children means a lot to us. Contact us at (919) 467-0880, anytime, and any day of the year.

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Take the Right Decisions When You Experience Flood Damage in Durham

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Take the Right Decisions When You Experience Flood Damage in Durham Coming back to a flooded home after a storm can certainly knock the wind out of your sails. Contact SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Efficiently Remediates Your Property After a Flooding Event

Flood damage incidents can cause major setbacks to your business or home, and they call for urgency whenever they take place. Despite the apparent disruption and stress, you need to act quickly and reduce the negative impact that such events bring along. If you reside in Durham, you need to work with a restoration service provider to regain your lost sense of security.

Usually, seen and unseen challenges result after a flood damage event in Durham, and that is what our SERVPRO technicians help to point out. We use state of the art equipment, and that is what makes our work easy. For instance, we can use hygrometers and moisture detectors when assessing the extent of the moisture damage. Once everything is clear, we let you know all the scope of our work as we work towards restoring your property to its preloss state.

If the interiors of a building remain damp for some time, there are chances that bacteria and mold can reproduce and grow, which raises concerns about health effects. To avoid such, our SERVPRO technicians dry your property by using air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers - either desiccant, refrigerant and Low Grain Refrigerant. As an example, LGR dehumidifiers draw in wet air from the surrounding and draw out dry and warm air, thus enhancing the rate of drying.

Cleaning is equally essential using the restoration process, and we use detergents that have antimicrobial capabilities to do the job. Since at some point we may have to open cupboards, doors and other places, we advise you to store items like heirlooms, jewelry, and guns. Though our SERVPRO technicians pay attention to detail when restoring your property, we are always ready to attend to any overlooked items and areas, should you discover some during the final walk-through.

SERVPRO of North Durham is an experienced industry leader in storm, mold, fire and flood damage restoration. Call us at (919) 467-0880 when you face any size of disaster if you want your property to appear like it never overflowed or like it was never dirty.
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Learn to Prevent and Mitigate Bathroom Fire Damage Incidents in Durham

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn to Prevent and Mitigate Bathroom Fire Damage Incidents in Durham Your bathroom's exhaust fan can accumulate lint and easily catch fire leaving your bathroom and home in need of fire damage restoration services.

Trust SERVPRO to Fully Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Bathroom fire damage incidents are on the rise and data from the fire department can prove that as a fact. Most of these fires occur when the exhaust fans that we install in our bathroom malfunction for one reason or the other. Their work is to prevent mirrors from steaming up, dealing with fogged windows, and stopping damp walls. Sometimes they can prove vital when removing unpleasant smells. Useful as they are, they are a fire hazard to your Durham property.

As the fan runs over an extended period, lint and dust settles on it and insulates its motor. The insulation causes heat to build-up, and any spark can quickly ignite the lint. Within a short time, the fire can spread to any combustible material that is nearby, such as cosmetic towels. That is why our SERVPRO team advises you to clean the bathroom exhaust vent and tile walls where dust is likely to settle to prevent fire damage to your Durham home. Additionally, when your fan develops heat damage, you should consider making a replacement. It is also a good practice to turn off the fan when you are not using the bathroom.

We encourage you to work with our SERVPRO technicians when your property suffers fire damage. We know your structure requires a thorough cleaning, but we first perform a pretest before settling on appropriate restoration procedures. In situations where there are lighter soot deposits, repainting and refinishing might be unnecessary. Deep soot deposits may force us to prepare the area for repainting.

Normally, smoke leaves behind unpleasant odors that our SERVPRO technicians work towards eliminating. By using thermal foggers in a process known as deodorization, we can dispense deodorants that have odor-neutralizing properties. We also perform move-outs when we believe your contents are likely to get additional damage while the restoration work is in progress.

SERVPRO of North Durham is an industry leader that offers both commercial and residential cleaning and restoration services. Call us at (919) 467-0880 and get served by highly qualified technicians.  

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When You Find Mold Damage in Your Durham Home

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation When You Find Mold Damage in Your Durham Home Your basement conditions need to be controlled to prevent mold from forming and then spreading. Contact SERVPRO to discuss remediation.

Team SERVPRO Quickly Investigates the Cause and Extent of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

When you think about the basements that you have walked through in your life, you start to picture them all as dark and damp spaces underneath a house. Many homes rarely even use this area because of its often-high humid environment and the difficulty of keeping it as clean as you can other floors of the house. One of the problems with disregarding this area of your Durham home is the possibility that its moisture and higher heats through certain times of the year could allow for the growth of mold and fungi.
When it comes to mold damage in your Durham home, it is not a scenario that should get overlooked and left without remediation. The longer that fungal growths get permitted to grow without opposition, the more out of control and widespread they can become. It is common knowledge now that mold can cause health effects for you and your family once exposed to mold colonies growing in the house, so it is a scenario that demands your attention and should get rectified as quickly as you can.
Fortunately, our SERVPRO team gets expertly trained to the highest of professional standards set forth by the IICRC for mold remediation and removal of all types of fungal colonies that the team could encounter. It is with these high standards that we perform every aspect of mold remediation to your home, from preventative measures to keep the spores from spreading to the removal of present colonies in the affected areas.
When we arrive at your home, our assessment of the mold damage present gets underway immediately. Once we have determined the full extent, we can contain this area with the use of negative air chambers (to prevent the spread of spores) and through shutting down air circulation throughout your home through the remediation process. Our SERVPRO professionals can then utilize scrubbers to thoroughly clean surfaces and materials housing mold colonies until they have gotten entirely removed.
Our process gets completed when our team has remediated the mold damage to your home and remedied the present issue of moisture in the area to prevent this problem from recurring. When you find mold damage in your home, you can trust our IICRC certified remediation specialists at SERVPRO of North Durham. You can reach us anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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Useful Information About Fire Damage For Durham Residents

2/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Useful Information About Fire Damage For Durham Residents Durham Flames and Odors Are Components of a SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration

By Relying on SERVPRO Your Durham Property Gets the Best Cleanup and Restoration Possible

If your property suffers a fire damage incident, you need to act fast to mitigate the damage and return it to its preloss state. At this time, quick inspection is necessary to know what you need to repair and what is salvageable. If you work with professionals in Durham, then there are high chances of having a quick recovery.

Timing is crucial when dealing with a fire damage incident in your Durham property. When the cleanup starts immediately, you stand a better chance of avoiding permanent damage and salvaging most of the items. It explains why most restoration companies like SERVPRO work 24 hours a day and readily respond if you give them a call. Remember these are emergencies which you should not take for granted.
One of the first things that our technicians do when you call them is to perform a fire testing and assessment. We conduct this process in every room as we check item by item to assess their degree of damage. The breadth of this inspection is dependent upon the degree (no pun intended) of the damage. At this point, we identify the fire type and select the most suitable cleaning method. It is the stage where we determine what should be replaced and what is salvageable as we do a complete inventory that covers all your contents.  We do stress that you as the customer, and your insurance adjuster if applicable, make the final decision on tossing materials and possessions.
The next step that our SERVPRO team performs is fire mitigation. It involves protecting the unaffected locations and where necessary treating any metallic materials in the site so that they do not suffer permanent damage as a result of acidic soot. Additionally, we remove any charred contents from the area and perform HVAC cleaning. We also determine whether there is a need to pack out some of your items to prevent possible damage and for off-site cleaning.
To eliminate the odors that are common after a fire, our SERVPRO technicians neutralize them through deodorization. Apparently, not all the smells come from the same source, and that means we have to identify the causes and remove them where possible. We usually use thermal foggers or Ultra Low Volume Foggers when dispensing the deodorizing agents into the target locations. For mechanical methods of changing the structural components of odors we can also use hydroxyl and ozone generators.
SERVPRO of North Durham responds to storm, mold, fire and water damage disasters irrespective of their size. Call us at (919) 467-0880 at any time of the day and be served by a trusted industry leader.

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Professional Water Damage Restoration Services in North Durham

1/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Damage Restoration Services in North Durham Water Cleanup by SERVPRO Mitigates Damages to North Durham Properties

SERVPRO Can Restore North Durham Properties After Water Intrusions and Leaks

Water damage is a serious problem that can interfere with the comfort and convenience of home. This challenge may be as a result of flooding or a slight continuous leak that can ultimately lead to much moisture finding its way into your house.

It is essential for residents to secure the input of an experienced water damage company in Durham such as SERVPRO. Our competent team of technicians can implement several initiatives meant to remove all the water that has accessed your home.

Our SERVPRO technicians usually start by identifying the source of the water and stop it to prevent any further damage, if it is minor and had not yet been done. Secondly, our technicians can deploy various types of water extraction equipment including truck mounted pumps depending on the quantity of water that has flowed into your house.

To get rid of the water that has leaked into the carpet, SERVPRO technicians use specialized extraction wands that are designed to handle such complicated water removal tasks. The quality of your carpeting is something that our technicians take into account and to this end, and then we use the most appropriate power settings for the wands. Sometimes, it can be challenging to introduce equipment in some restricted regions within your house such as small spaces between walls. In such scenarios, we use air movers to pump warm air into such areas, and this aids the extraction of moisture through evaporation. Small holes may be drilled by the baseboard area to force warm air into the wall cavity to enhance the evaporation rate and drying time.

Once we have been able to get rid of the water that has leaked into your home, we have to ensure that the humidity levels are within the acceptable range. The SERVPRO team uses dehumidifiers to address the issue of excess moisture, and then measure results compared to the baseline readings when the job was started. Upon completion, you can feel "Like it never even happened."

In case you experience water damage, please go ahead and contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880. We also respond immediately to residents of Gorman and Rougemont.

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Stress-Free Options for Commercial Fire Damage Disasters in Durham

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Stress-Free Options for Commercial Fire Damage Disasters in Durham Commercial fire damage requires professional mitigation services to ensure your space is safe after a fire.

Rely on SERVPRO for Professional and Efficient Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Services

It is rare to find a business that is always prepared to face commercial fire damage disasters. Though you might have the necessary gear in place, like fire extinguishers, there are cases where such facilities might not be enough to prevent the unpredictable fires. That is why as a factory or shop owner in Durham you need to call certified restorers to help you mitigate the damage that results whenever such disasters strike.

Commercial fire damage disasters are unique and stressful, but that does not mean the end for your Durham business. You might end up making a big mistake if you assume all is safe after a fire has been put off. Even when the items have not been directly affected by the fumes, the soot residues can still contaminate them to some degree. Additionally, when the gases mix with moisture oxidation occurs and that starts corrosion. That is why you need to work with our qualified SERVPRO technicians to avoid making costly mistakes.

Our SERVPRO team understands the processes that follow when combustion takes place. Once we visit your premises, our technicians inspect the extent of the damage and formulate the various procedures to use during the restoration. Where necessary, we can provide your adjuster with the entire scope of the loss as well as the cost of the repairs. Our operations always abide by the local and state regulations.

Returning your contents to their preloss state is the aim of our SERVPRO restoration procedures. Our first inspection begins typically from the point where the fire started from, and then we go ahead and analyze how the smoke particles have penetrated. We understand that different fires leave behind different residues and thus we choose an appropriate cleaning agent when cleaning the mess.

Given that we have differing smoke residues, it is understandable to expect several odors with each having different sources. The small size of odor particles may make them penetrate surfaces easily. The rate of penetration can be high when there is heat, and the surface is porous. To prevent the unpleasant smells that they cause, we use deodorizing agents to control their effects.

SERVPRO of North Durham is a trusted service provider in storm, mold, water and fire damage restoration. Call us at any time at (919) 467-0880 and discover stress-free options.

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