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How SERVPRO Achieves Efficient Water Damage Mitigation in Gorman Homes?

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO reatoration equipment being used in bathroom; drying carpet and area Leaking pipes are just one cause of water damage. SERVPRO knows how to locate the moisture source and dry your home.

The Regulation of Specific Drying Principles in Gorman Homes Increases the Efficiency of Restoration and Cleaning

Specific drying principles are a consideration of responding technicians when water damage incidents have occurred. After containment barriers and equipment have been deployed and installed, the regulation of temperature, airflow, and humidity is simpler. Portable heaters can increase temperatures to ideal levels for efficient evaporation, air movers can promote consistent airflow through the work zone, and dehumidifiers can help manage humidity concerns.

What Mitigation Actions Are Most Effective?

Water damage mitigation for Gorman properties also correlates to the management of these specific drying principles. Constant monitoring of cleanup and extraction efforts can showcase how concerns like standing water or moisture impact the environment. Our mitigation phase often consists of many focuses, including:

Protecting your home or business after a water disaster often requires more than mops and towels. We have advanced water damage mitigation equipment to help. Call our SERVPRO of North Durham team today at (919) 467-0880.

When Does Water Removal Happen After Flooding in Durham Homes?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

Fallen large tree damaging 2 homes Storms give water many opportunities to enter your home. But no worries! SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home!

Storm Systems can be Destructive to Durham Homes, Leaving Many Contending with Standing Floodwater

There are many paths floodwater can take when entering homes, from water penetrating the attic space after roof damage or the deterioration of foundational blockwork. Removing standing water is always a priority of responding technicians when they begin addressing:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water removal services
  • Flood cleanup

Removing Water and Debris from Flood-Damaged Properties 

When flood water removal in Durham homes is necessary, this decision is not the same as traditional water damage effects that could impact the property. We utilize specific equipment to address natural flood damage, which often comes with debris and solid matter. Muck-out cleaning is a common staple of flood restoration services we provide, which indicates the type of debris extraction units must contend with when removing surface water.

As destructive as flooding can be, it is necessary to get mitigation going quickly. Our SERVPRO of North Durham team can help 24/7 at (919) 467-0880.

How the Beat Goes on After Water Damage in Durham Properties

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle and restoration equipment stacked outside of business A fast response time is necessary for water damage restoration. SERVPRO is equipped and always ready to go!

Our Fast Mitigation and Cleanup Response to Durham Properties can Keep Venues and Clubs Going

What was once a town almost entirely supported by the tobacco industry, more than a century of growth and development have changed Durham into a city driven by education, science, and medical research. In addition to changes in the focal point of the economy, Durham's expansion includes the arts and creative avenues such as music. Venues, bars, and clubs that require water damage repairs or water cleanup can benefit from our fast response to help with:

  • Burst pipes
  • Flood restoration
  • Water damage remediation
  • Emergency services water damage
  • Basement flooding
  • Ceiling leaks

Roots in Many Genres of the Music Industry 

Durham is among the most musically diverse areas of North Carolina, having been the home of multiple national acts and a thriving indie scene. Durham would be an origin for national acts like Branford Marsalis, 9th Wonder, and Iron & Wine. Because of this representation of multiple genres, many venues and live music stages have grown a loyal following within the city. This consistent live entertainment is often fueled by the younger crowd of college students from Duke University or North Carolina Central University. The youthful adult presence has changed the landscape of shopping centers and specialty stores that cater to buyers' more diverse assortment.

The Venues of the Diverse Music Culture of Durham

Some of the most active nightclubs and music venues for the city exist near the primary campus of Duke University. The metropolis area boasts amateur acts sharing the spotlight on open mic nights for a packed house to larger arenas and stages like Motorco Music Hall or the Durham Performing Arts Center. These buildings of all shapes and sizes rely on SERVPRO to help when water disasters occur.

How Do Water Damage Repairs Get Underway for Durham Homes and Businesses?

To determine where and if water damage repairs in Durham homes are necessary, damage assessments and inspections must occur. We have highly trained project managers and crew chiefs capable of walking through the property with the customer to determine where specific threats might exist that could result in controlled demolition or a need for reconstruction. This inspection can find:

  • Content damage
  • Structural weakness
  • Standing water
  • Mold growth

Can SERVPRO Perform Water Damage Repairs? 

With the general contractor license, we can perform multiple repairs and reconstruction services required in homes after water damage incidents. We can repair compromised plumbing, remove damaged flooring and wall systems, reconstruct removed building materials after controlled demolition, and more. We have solutions to meet the needs of water-damaged or flooded structures.

With many thriving venues and entertainment spots in Durham, the need for water cleanup and water damage repairs requires a fast response. As leading water restoration professionals, we can help. Give our SERVPRO of North Durham team a call anytime you need us at (919) 467-0880.

Basement Flood Damage in Rougemont

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

a flooded laundry room with items floating everywhere Did flood damage recently affect your home? Contact SERVPRO for experienced technicians and water removal equipment to remediate the flood damage.

Basement Flooding Cleanup After a Flood in Rougemont

Floodwaters always seek the lowest point, and quite often, that is the basement in our homes. Dirty floodwaters surge through broken basement windows, often leaving several feet of contaminated muddy water covering everything in the space.

SERVPRO provides flood damage restoration to our clients in Rougemont. Our team responds in less than four hours and begins water clean up as soon as it is safe to begin pumping water from the basement. Our high-capacity pumps can quickly remove standing water. We ensure that it is safe to enter the basement:

  • Electrical circuits are turned off
  • Heating fuel – natural gas or heating oil is not leaking
  • We establish protected access and egress to your home to avoid secondary damage

Since floodwaters are often contaminated with biohazards and other chemicals, our SERVPRO team cleans and disinfects any of your contents that can be saved. We maintain an inventory of all items that must be discarded and disposed of following local and state regulations. Our basement flooding cleanup process cleans or repairs all structural elements as well.

Call SERVPRO of North Durham for flood damage in Rougemont and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 467-0880.

Fire and Smoke Damage in Durham Commercial Structures

4/4/2021 (Permalink)

a power box that is on fire Fires on condo properties can spread very quickly. If your unit was affected by a recent fire or smoke damage, contact our SERVPRO team right away.

Water & Fire Damage Restoration in Durham Commercial Condo Units

Commercial condo properties in Durham can experience fire damage in the primary unit where the fire occurred, while smoke damage may cause odors in adjacent units. Smoke may spread through shared attics or common heating systems, distributing odors through several units.

SERVPRO can help property managers deal with fire damage and the ensuing odors from smoke distributed in adjacent units. Our primary objective is to provide fire and smoke damage restoration and cleanup as quickly as possible. We appreciate how important it is to return to normal business operations in all units affected by the fire.

Each unit can be treated as either one overall task or as individual cases. Either way, SERVPRO deploys resources and equipment to return each commercial condo unit to its original condition as soon as possible. Using appropriate cleaning agents, we wipe everything and clean to remove soot.

We deploy resources and equipment to:

  • Remove fire damaged and odor-causing materials
  • Capture and remove residues by vacuuming, dissolving, or washing as needed
  • Application of deodorizers such as pellets, granules, water-based deodorizers, misters and fog deodorizers, and sealers

Call SERVPRO of North Durham for fire damage in Durham and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 467-0880.

Bathroom Mold removal in Durham

3/30/2021 (Permalink)

mold growing on white walls Found or smell mold? Team SERVPRO can root out the cause and remediate the mold damage on your property.

Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal in Durham Homes

Durham was established in 1849 with a railway depot built on land donated by Bartlett S Durham, incorporated in 1869. Durham is considered part of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary statistical area with a population of over 2 million people. NC Central University and Duke University are located within the city.

Notable sites within the city in addition to the two universities, including 

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • Museum of Life and Science, 
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Durham Performing Arts Center, 
  • Duke Lemur Center
  • Eno River State Park
  • American Tobacco Historic District
  • Duke Homestead and Tobacco Factory, 
  • Carolina Theater and 
  • Bennett Place.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Visited by more than 400,00 visitors every year, the gardens cover 55 acres, offering specialized gardens free of charge, 365 days a year. There have been some restrictions during current health concerns. Visitors should check ahead of time before visiting the gardens for opening hours. 

Duke Gardens got its start in 1935 with a gift of $20,000 from Sarah P Duke. More than 100 flower beds were planted. Today there are four distinct areas:

  • Historic Gardens
  • Roney Fountain
  • H.L. Blomquist Garden of Native Plants
  • W.L Culberson Asiatic Arboretum
  • Doris Duke Center Gardens and 
  • Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden

There are over 5 miles of pathways and walks throughout the gardens. Many visitors enjoy visiting the park throughout the year, enjoying the changing vistas as the seasons change.

Eno River State Park

Located just 15 minutes from Durham, the state park offers almost 30 miles of trails along the Eno River. There is backcountry camping available for individuals and groups. All supplies and equipment must be carried in and out. Kayaking and canoeing are permitted when there is sufficient water flow to support these activities. Visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking the trails.

American Tobacco Historic District

The American Tobacco District comprises 14 buildings that trace back to North Carolina’s tobacco industry dating from the 1870s to the 1950s. The American Tobacco Company Manufacturing Plant is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The entire area was redeveloped beginning in 2001 and now is a much-visited tourist, cultural, and entertainment area. 

The American Tobacco Historic District is located close to hotels and restaurants, with five venues nearby. 

There are also several attractions nearby. For example, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and several others are also within walking distance. There are many places to grab a drink and something to eat for visitors and residents to enjoy.

Attic Mold Removal Caused by Bad Bathroom Exhaust Fan in Durham

Bathrooms naturally generate a great deal of humidity from hot showers and long baths. Exhaust fans are installed to remove some of the moisture and exhaust it to the outdoors. A faulty exhaust fan can cause mold growth in the bathroom, and broken exhaust pipes routed through the attic also can cause mold to grow in the attic.

SERVPRO provides mold inspection, remediation, and mold removal services to Durham area residents. We can inspect the bathroom area and check the attic for signs of mold infestations. Also, our services include:

  • Clean all surfaces to remove mold spores
  • Remove damaged materials that have absorbed moisture
  • Dry all surfaces and structure
  • Minor repairs, including broken exhaust pipe repair

Call SERVPRO of North Durham for mold removal in Durham and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 467-0880.

Fast Water Removal in Gorman Properties by SERVPRO

3/12/2021 (Permalink)

Woman holding a bucket to catch water Call SERVPRO for any type of water removal and remediation efforts you need. We can get your home back in order in no time.

Local Gorman Residents Trust SERVPRO for Professional Water Removal

Homes with water damage that occurs within a ceiling can affect multiple levels of a home. It is difficult for homeowners to clean up on their own without using professional-grade equipment to extract the water and dry the surfaces and floor joists.

The water type and speed at which Gorman water removal happens plays a crucial part in the restoration services' success. SERVPRO technicians scope the area to determine the size of the cleanup needed. The use of specific equipment such as infrared cameras, which do not detect moisture but rather the temperature and coolness areas, often pinpoint water collection within a structure. They can remove flooring on the upper level as is necessary to get to the water between floors to ensure no residual moisture gets left behind. Other investigation tactics include: 

  • Removal of a small piece of ceiling to look for drips from pipes
  • Checking for leaks in the supply line
  • Broken caulking allowing water to enter from the outside
  • Drainage issues

SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 stands ready to help local Gorman property owners with any size water removal needs.

SERVPRO Brings Professional Equipment and Expertise to Durham Fire Damage

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Answers Calls for Fire Damage Cleanup in Durham 24/7

Many fires in local properties get limited to a portion of the property. One of the most significant issues in this type of fire cleanup is to prevent odorous soot particles from traveling to other home areas. 

SERVPRO technicians have many applications to address the odors left behind by fire damage in Durham homes. A common complaint from property owners is smelling fire odors in areas of their homes unaffected by the initial fire. 

Consumer-grade products fail to remove these smells because, during a fire, the hot air expands and forces odorous soot particles deeply into porous surfaces, including walls and furniture. Cleaning agents and equipment such as the Esporta Washing System help remove all traces of the fire from the house.

Masking odors does not work long-term and allows odors to spread. Passive smoke odor removal includes many of the following actions: 

  • Replacing HVAC filters and cleaning ductwork
  • Using thermal fogging devices to neutralize embedded odors
  • Washing fabrics and upholstery 

SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 has long experience handling fire damage restoration in local Durham properties. 

Getting Water Restoration From SERVPRO in Durham Assures the Best Outcome

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo and equipment Regardless of the way that your home was affected by water, SERVPRO is the effective company for water removal services. Call right away.

Durham Locals Trust SERVPRO With Their Water Restoration Needs

According to the last census, Durham has a population of nearly 250,000, but it started as a tiny railroad depot in 1849 on a portion of land donated by Bartlett S. Durham, named the town Durham Station. Once established, the area increased due to the tobacco industry in the region, with the American Tobacco Company setting up its headquarters in Durham. Other industries followed, such as textile mills and electric power generating businesses which further expanded the population by providing steady jobs. At present, Durham's population growth is centered around three primary industries: 

  • Education
  • Medical
  • Research

Education in Durham

There are several educational institutions in Durham. The two best known are Duke and North Carolina University. The Duke University Hospital is a national leader in the healthcare and medical research industry. The University Health System continues to be the largest employer in the city. North Carolina Central University is historically a black institution that boasts distinguished alumni, including André Leon Talley, editor at Vogue, politician Maynard Jackson, and R&B singer Sunshine Anderson. 

The two prominent universities are an essential part of the Research Triangle. The area south of Durham, known as Triangle Park, consists of 11 square miles of various research facilities. Duke University is home to the Nasher Museum of Art. Other cultural sites within the city include the Museum of Life and Science, Carolina Theater, the Durham Performing Arts Center, and the Duke Homestead. History buffs enjoy a visit to Bennett Place, which is the location where Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to William T. Sherman in the American Civil War. 

Although not settled until many decades later, the explorer John Lawson wrote about the beauty of undeveloped Durham when he traveled through the area in 1701. At the time, it was inhabited by various tribes of the Eastern Siouan nation. Early settlers had attempted to set up gristmill and work the land, but because most of the soil is clay, making it tough to grow food crops to sustain the community. However, tobacco and cotton were able to grow through the ground, and large plantations such as Hardscrabble, Lipscomb, and Leigh sprang up during the antebellum period. 

The tobacco industry continued to boom and encouraged the continued growth of Durham. In 1914, the city's infrastructure's failure was brought to light after a massive fire destroyed a large part of the downtown area in the business district. The water source used by the fire department failed and saw the creation shortly afterward of a city-owned water supply to avoid tragedies like this in the future. 

Can Water Restoration Save Wet Carpets in Durham Homes?


The challenge wet carpet brings to Durham water restoration jobs is one of the many water damage situations that the SERVPRO techs train for. 

Carpet presents unique challenges as the construction materials vary and the cleanup methods depend on:

  • The fibers that make up the threads
  • Backing material
  • Colorfastness of the dyes used

As long as the water saturating the carpet is from a clean source that does not contain sewage or contaminants, saving it is a possibility. SERVPRO techs have specialized testing methods and applications to determine the makeup of the carpet materials. This is important, so secondary damages such as bleeding dyes or shrinkage of the carpet do not occur. 

SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 brings their years of experience and professional equipment to every Durham water restoration job. 

Residential Controlled Demolition Required After Durham Flooding

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

an overview of a flooded town Flood damage can affect both the contents and structure of your property. Call (919) 467-0880 right away. We are standing by 24/7.

Flooding can contaminate materials and oversaturate porous building elements, requiring removal.

Natural flooding can be destructive to yourDurhamhome's exterior walls, and interior surfaces can become exposed to contaminants and debris. In many situations, the only solution for repairs and restoration after a flood is controlled demolition.

Can Controlled Demolition Help Durham Homes?

The presence of standing water makes flood damage in Durham homes a significant challenge for restorers. Natural flooding introduces bacteria and other contaminants to the house from substances rising water encounters and decaying organic matter.

Controlled demolition is often a suitable solution to this situation, as exposure cannot usually get overcome with surface cleaning strategies. The faster these controlled demolition efforts can begin, the less widespread this need becomes by managing the loss incidents. Material removal is beneficial for the property in multiple ways, including:

  • Access with advanced drying tools
  • Access to damaged plumbing
  • Decontamination

Flooding can be a substantial contamination concern for area homes, making controlled demolition a critical process. Our SERVPRO of North Durham team contractors can help when you call (919) 467-0880.