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Durham Properties Get Relief and Recovery Help from SERVPRO after Storm-Induced Harm

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Durham Properties Get Relief and Recovery Help from SERVPRO after Storm-Induced Harm SERVPRO Says to Durham Homeowners--Don’t Get Yourself in a Pickle Over Floods—Call Us

Why Families Trust SERVPRO to Mitigate Flood Damage in Durham

Once floodwaters recede from your community, it is common for your neighbors to come back to look at the damage. Much of it seems worse than expected, while sometimes surprises happen, also. Finding small personal items that the flood did not destroy can help you feel a little bit of hope after an extreme disaster.

Giving families hope is why SERVPRO gets called by many families in Durham to mitigate flood damage. We understand the value you place in your home. Making sure that things not only seem safe and secure but are once again “Like it never even happened” means we have done our job well and made conditions livable for another customer. Our skills and training come into play during a crisis like flooding, and we work as a team to get the recovery done as quickly as possible, all while keeping costs as low as we can.

Becoming IICRC-certified in the many areas flood damage requires takes time and dedication. Completing several of these eliminates those who might think our job is an easy one. Not only must we clean up your home, check for safety issues to protect ourselves and our coworkers, but also ensure that the home environment is secure.

Removing debris, including large pieces of materials pushed in as well as broken furniture or ruined belongings, silt, ruined foodstuffs, appliances, mattresses, and carpeting creates small mountains of your previous household items at the curb. SERVPRO prefers to use a dumpster to keep things as orderly as possible, whenever we can, but we understand not all locations have this option. We uncomplicate the process as much as we can, working with both yourself and others outside the home, including agencies and other services and businesses. We have done this work before, and we use our previous networking with others who can assist when you need it most to alleviate the rigors of this situation even further.

SERVPRO of North Durham knows that mitigating flood damage in Bahama, Weaver, and Upland requires more than knowledge and skill – it also requires compassion and perseverance. Our team members have what it takes to help guide you through the initial stages of mitigation and restoration, and getting your family's routine back to normal. Call (919) 467-0880, 24/7, any day of the year.

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Flooding in Gorman: Do You Really Need Remediation? This Will Help You Decide!

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooding in Gorman: Do You Really Need Remediation? This Will Help You Decide! Floodwater can quickly deteriorate your household items and even the structure of your home. Call our certified team for water removal.

What You Can Do When a Storm Causes Flood Damage to Your Gorman Home

Flood damage can impact your home in a variety of ways. Sudden snow-melt can flood homes that live in the appropriate region. Hurricanes can affect homes along the eastern coast, and a sudden rainstorm when you were not expecting it can allow water to get into your home through an open entryway. However, despite how many ways water can get into your home and cause damage, it is always comforting to know that professional help is close by and ready to lend assistance.

Flood damage in Gorman came to your home by an intense thunderstorm and an open window. The strong winds forced the window open while you were at work and allowed water to freely flow into your kitchen, carried by the whipping gales. By the time you arrive home from work in the evening, and find the flood damage inside of your home, it is imperative for you to call for help as soon as possible.

Should the flood damage stay for too long, it can cause the tile of your kitchen floor to crack and split. Furthermore, it could cause the base of your cupboards to swell as they absorb the excess moisture. However, should the water stay for more than seventy-two hours, microbial growth can begin to form. These damages are entirely preventable, should you reach out to a cleanup and restoration company, like SERVPRO.

Upon calling SERVPRO, we can rush to your home and bring advanced equipment with us that has been specially created and designed to combat the flood damage in your home. Our IICRC-certified SERVPRO techs can clean up the stagnant water first, using equipment like portable pumps and industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. These devices are made to clean up water effectively and quickly. However, they cannot dry moisture that has absorbed into your flooring.

SERVPRO can use drying mats and dehumidifiers, alongside air movers, to draw the moisture out of your kitchen floor, as well as the cupboards. Once the moisture levels inside your home have been returned to an acceptable level, our job is done, and we can leave your home feeling "Like it never even happened."

When flood damage strikes your home, always get help as soon as possible. Reach out and contact SERVPRO of North Durham by dialing (919) 467-0880. Our techs are at the ready to travel to your home swiftly.

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How You Can Prevent Fire Damage In Your Durham Home

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How You Can Prevent Fire Damage In Your Durham Home Reach out by calling (919) 467-0880, and we will dispatch our team and equipment to your home as quickly as possible.

Preventing Fire Damage To Your Home In Durham

It is not uncommon to watch the news and see a home affected by fire damage and you always hope it never happens to you. Electrical fires can be the cause of the disaster, but very often we can help control the onset of a fire ourselves just by being cautious in our own home. As always, being proactive is the first line of defense in avoiding a disaster.

At SERVPRO we want to help you avoid fire damage to your Durham home, and we recommend being vigilant about any open flames you have in and around your home. Whether you light a scented candle or barbecue with your friends, you must always be careful of open fires and keep them away from any curtains or other materials that might easily burn. On top of your own caution, it is important to install smoke detectors throughout your home so you may quickly take action to ensure the safety of your family and home.

However, what do you do when a fire actually happens, and you are left to deal with the aftermath? Our SERVPRO team is equipped and trained to address the remaining smoke damage and soot resulting from the fire, as well as any water damage caused when flames were extinguished. By using specialized techniques and equipment, we do our best to clean each surface and restore it to its original state. When you see our team in action you will observe that each item is cleaned in a different way depending on its composition and condition- we may use a foam cleaner on upholstery while we will use a spray on other surfaces. All of this is done deliberately and based on industry best practices and our own expertise.

Once we have been able to remove as much of the damage as possible, it may be time to deodorize your home, an important step in returning everything to how it was. At SERVPRO we rely on the latest advances to achieve this final step, including ozone technology to essentially neutralize the odors in your home.

At SERVPRO of North Durham, we hope you will never experience a fire in your home. However, we are ready to spring into action 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should your home fall victim to fire damage. Reach out by calling (919) 467-0880, and we will dispatch our team and equipment to your home as quickly as possible.

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Call The Experts At SERVPRO To Assist With Removing Mold From Your Home In Durham

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Call The Experts At SERVPRO To Assist With Removing Mold From Your Home In Durham SERVPRO's mold remediation specialists help families reduce microbial populations and regain control of their home's environment.

Helping Elderly Parents With Mold Cleanup In Their Durham Dwelling

Living away from your parents' home comes with your own set of responsibilities, including caring for your own apartment or house in Durham. Once you have done this for several years, you realize that many different aspects often require experts who charge a fee to perform the work.

One of these aspects that require assistance is mold damage in your Durham property. SERVPRO's mold remediation specialists help families reduce microbial populations and regain control of their home's environment. When visiting your parents, you might detect problems with their home that could cause health effects. Industry guidelines, as well as the CDC, recommend that mold growths larger than ten square feet receive professional remediation services.

At SERVPRO, our experts understand that you want to protect your parents from possible risks. We can work with you to discover the source of the mold's water source and then take the proper steps to eliminate it, so it no longer continues. This step can save your parents a small amount of money each month, as well as protect their home from other kinds of damage.

Many people who do not initiate contact with us may have apprehension or doubt as to our intentions, so we want to ensure you and your parents that we hold IICRC certificates in several different areas of home mitigation and remediation. We also keep our licensing current with local and state authorities, as required to provide such services to the public. You can always ask to see our insurance and bonding paperwork, as well. We strive to provide honest, ethical services with a professional attitude and treat our customers like family.

Our skilled technicians use the latest and most effective methods to ensure that the work progresses smoothly and quickly. These methods include containment methods that ensure that loose mold particles and recently released spores do not find their way to uncontaminated areas of your parents' home. Our machinery includes air scrubbers that trap airborne spores and dust, cleaning the air of the majority of contaminants. We finish things with a highly effective sealant that prohibits mold and mildew from regrowing.

SERVPRO of North Durham is always to partner with you in helping restore your parents' home with effective mold damage remediation techniques. Contact us at (919) 467-0880, which is available to you 24/7, 365 days a year.

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Durham Homeowner Needs Emergency Water Extraction, Fast? Call SERVPRO  

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Durham Homeowner Needs Emergency Water Extraction, Fast? Call SERVPRO   Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Damage--That's Why Call SERVPRO

Water Removal for Your Home in Durham

Water damage from your bathtub overflowing in your Durham home can be quite devastating, especially if it went unnoticed at first. Left long enough, and the room below the bathroom could wind up with a collapsed ceiling, making quite the mess of your home.
 
Once a disaster like this has occurred, you need water removal services for your Durham home and fast. Our SERVPRO technicians waste no time in getting to your residence once you call us for help, and we work thoroughly and quickly to prevent additional damages. It is not difficult to see why SERVPRO is the choice of so many homeowners after a water damage emergency.
 
Once we arrive at your home, we carefully inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Our primary goal is to mitigate the water damage and restore your home. We first need to pump out any standing water if it is two or more inches deep using a portable, submersible device. SERVPRO techs check walls and floors under the damaged area for water and pump out as necessary.
 
A moisture meter is used to figure out how badly the water has penetrated floors, walls, carpeting, and ceilings. We also move and block furniture as needed. Water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. If needed, we detach the carpet and extract water from the padding and floor underneath. A majority of the time, the pad needs to be removed and discarded to salvage the carpet with more rapid drying. Drying mats can be placed on hardwood flooring to draw out any residual moisture and water droplets.
 
Once we have extracted all the excess water possible, we need to dry your structure back out. Air movers are positioned to deliver a rapid airflow over wet surfaces. We base the number of air movers we use in the space based on recommendations from IICRC and experience. Some can produce a heated current which helps to evaporate the moisture swept off objects by the air movement allowing dehumidifiers to then capture and condense this water vapor.
 
When SERVPRO of North Durham comes to your home in Gorman, Rocky Knoll, or Chester to clean up a water damage emergency, you can trust you are getting a thorough and knowledgeable service. Contact us by dialing (919) 467-0880.

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Learn How SERVPRO Deals with Fire & Smoke Damage in Durham Residential Homes

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn How SERVPRO Deals with Fire & Smoke Damage in Durham Residential Homes Restoring your home from fire damage should be your #1 priority. Call SERVPRO of North Durham to get the process started.

Overcoming Smoke Damage Throughout Your Durham Home

Many Durham homeowners do not know that smoke damages from a fire can occur in various ways and affect their home differently than others. Without this standing knowledge of the conditions that fire can present to their property, they wait until the damage can get more closely assessed before contacting professional restorers to recover the house. From the time that fire gets extinguished at the home, smoke and other effects spread quickly through even unaffected areas to present a broad hazard to those still living in the house.

Fire/smoke damages within your Durham home require professional restoration from experienced technicians. Our SERVPRO team has extensive training in fire and smoke restoration to offer our customers cost-effective and efficient solutions to the effects of a disaster on their property. We can arrive quickly with air quality equipment to help improve the atmosphere within the house before and during the restoration work to come.

The first time that our team arrives at your property following a fire, we establish an understanding of the spread of the damage throughout the house with our full personal protective equipment. We can assess potential risks and hazards in the environment this way without compromising the safety of our SERVPRO technicians. With this assessment, we can determine the worst air quality concerns and set up equipment like hydroxyl generators to begin purifying the air and working to reduce the harsh odor often left behind by combustion.

Cleaning up smoke damage is also a chief concern of our technicians on site, as the residue left from dry and wet smoke can stain or irreparably damage fabrics, carpeting, and other materials and surfaces throughout your home. We have industrial-strength solvents and high-powered vacuums designed to remove the sediment from smoke damages from the fire.

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While many effects can threaten your property after a fire, smoke damages often pose the greatest concern to homeowners and the families. Our SERVPRO of North Durham fire restoration specialists can help. Give us a call anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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Let the SERVPRO Experts of North Durham Restore Your Water Damaged Home

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Let the SERVPRO Experts of North Durham Restore Your Water Damaged Home When you suffer water damage, call the experts at SERVPRO to restore your home.

Water Removal Services for Your Durham Home

One of the most destructive forces on earth, water can create much damage in Durham when a pipe bursts in your home. The real damage happens, however, when the water collects and is left to sit. Flooring materials begin to weather and warp, and drywall and pain get gummy and start to dissolve. Wood begins rotting, and mildew and mold growths can begin growing within a couple of days. Getting the water removed right away is your first concern.

Therefore, when you need water removal services in Durham, you want a professional company to help you out.  SERVPRO staff is well-trained and fully equipped to help you out with any water damage emergency. We can even help you restore much of your water damage furniture.

When it comes to upholstery, several problems occur when water is involved. Framing is usually made of wood, so it is subject to swelling and cracking. Framing joints also weaken plus water can cause glues to break down which causes damage to the furniture.

Fabrics which are dry clean only can spot from the water. SERVPRO techs many need to wet the entire piece of furniture to avoid water lines. Dust covers also bleed when wet many times, and if the cover sags it can stain your flooring or carpeting. The metal backing on buttons rust and create staining as well. When spotting occurs., we have special spot removal procedures that we follow. The wooden furniture legs can also stain carpeting.

We also work to avoid mildew growth by removing the source of water through rapid drying. Dehumidifiers and air movers are used to lessen the drying time of upholstered furniture.

When we are dealing with wood furniture, two problems arise when it is exposed to water. Water damage can create spotting on the finish or cause cracking, swelling, or weakening of the joints. We may be able to remove water spots with specialized wood care products. A furniture refinisher can repair problems with the frames of wooden furniture.

Furniture that is made of particleboard covered by laminate does not react well to water damage. The laminate can resist water and act as a vapor barrier, while the side that is non-laminated absorbs much water which can lead to warping.

When you trust SERVPRO of North Durham for your water damage removal needs in your home in Rocky Knoll, Bahama, or Marcus Hook, we work hard to restore as much of your property and belongings as possible. Call us at (919) 467-0880 any time of day, seven days a week so that our experts can get to your home as quickly as possible.

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Avoid Delays When Flooding Damages Your Library in Durham

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Avoid Delays When Flooding Damages Your Library in Durham When flooding threatens your library, it should be comforting to know that team SERVPRO is standing by ready to remove the water and dry the premises.

Innovative Restoration Solutions for Flood-Damaged Durham Library

With an emergency in your Durham library, you quickly begin to see the vast collection of contents and structural elements that now stand at risk. With a significant investment of state and local resources to stock the shelves, a natural disaster like a flood could cause irreparable damage to these vulnerable items. With effective solutions and advanced technology, our franchise can help preserve the contents of your library.

Commercial flood damages in Durham can spread quickly throughout your facility and put many areas of your building at risk for substantial structural concerns. Even with our ability to preserve these structural elements when possible with efficient extraction and drying equipment, the books and publications stand to be irreplaceable in many ways. Here is how SERVPRO can help you overcome this threat to your property.

One of the most important components of our restoration strategy is our fast response times. We have technicians prepared for disasters that impact commercial structures in our service area 24 hours a day. Our SERVPRO Green Fleet gets stocked with advanced equipment designed to expedite processes like extraction, drying, mold remediation, and odor removal. However, that is only the beginning of the equipment available to our highly-trained technicians dispatched to your address.

We also can freeze dry documents like water-damaged books to preserve their quality, look, feel, and readability when they could not get preserved through other mitigation techniques like pack-outs. This advanced technology can rapidly dry water-damaged paper products like the books, publications, and collections stored within your facility. This process often happens off-site at our SERVPRO facility, but the restored contents of the library get returned to the property upon completion of restoration services.

A flood that affects a library threatens a significant investment in both the literature contained within the building and the community that it serves. You need advanced technology and highly trained technicians to help, and our SERVPRO of North Durham IICRC-certified professionals can respond 24/7 to any emergency that threatens your building. Give us a call today at (919) 467-0880.

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Quick Action Reduces Your Durham's Water Damaged Home Cleanup Cost

11/15/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Quick Action Reduces Your Durham's Water Damaged Home Cleanup Cost When water invades your home, call SERVPRO!

Why Immediate Response Counts When Restoring Water Damaged Buildings in Durham

We are going to let you know WHY SERVPRO is the best option when you need water damage restoration. Our company is locally owned and operated; thus, we have a better understanding of the area. It means our response is prompt, which plays a significant part in minimizing the restoration costs and lowering the damage. Since water is invasive and requires a short time to spread quickly through your Durham property, we can immediately start the extraction process to stop it from getting absorbed into walls, floors, and furniture.  

Irrespective of how small or significant the water damage incident in your Durham property is, one thing is for sure, normal operations cannot continue. You need immediate restoration and cleaning services to return your home to its original condition. By working with our SERVPRO team, you benefit from our 24-hour emergency services - whether it is during the holidays, at night or daytime.  

Within minutes, the water may make your colored furniture fabrics start bleeding, which makes stains develop on carpets, walls, floors, and other surfaces in your property. Our team consists of skilled technicians who are highly experienced in cleaning stained surfaces and furnishings, and we have experienced great success when it comes to addressing color bleeding concerns.

Address water events within 24 hours or furniture may start to swell and crack. It is also common to see the wood joints weakening. By using our state of the art equipment, we can dry and clean wood furniture and limit further damage. Lower your chances of mildew growth by allowing our SERVPRO technicians to dry your furnishings quickly. If molds grow, odors and unsightly stains are likely to develop. It means the chances of successful restoration increase when you call our team as soon as the incident takes place.  

The goal of SERVPRO of North Durham is to provide efficient and quick water damage restoration and cleaning services to return properties to their earlier state. To learn more about our proven services, call (919) 467-0880 at any time of the day.

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How Preparing Your Durham Home For A Flood Is Beneficial

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Preparing Your Durham Home For A Flood Is Beneficial Creating an emergency plan for your family helps you to stay organized when things have become chaotic.

Preparing Your Durham Home For Potential Flooding

Natural disasters occur more often than many Durham homeowners would prefer, mainly a direct effect of severe weather systems roaring in from the coast. Regardless of what has caused a widespread disaster like flooding to occur, getting the situation resolved quickly is critical to preserving structural components within your home and saving the contents of the property from irreparable damage.

Before you reach a point of contending with flood damages in your Durham home, some steps could have gotten taken to reduce the impact of this disaster on your property. While the hurricane season might be easing up over the next couple of weeks for the east coast, these same practices can help you to lessen catastrophic damage when possible in the future.

Creating an emergency plan for your family helps you to stay organized when things have become chaotic. While you want to save irreplaceable items from your home as flooding affects the house, this could lead to people getting separated from one another. Along with this emergency plan that rejoins the family in a designated safe area, you can plan to call our SERVPRO rapid response team to work on mitigating your losses and preserving contents and structural elements of the property.

Facing severe weather that a hurricane or tropical storm can produce makes it necessary to have the exterior of your property in top form. Annual inspections of both the roof and siding of your home can help to showcase vulnerabilities before they get exposed by high winds and torrential rainfall. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you to extract excess water and dry out your home following flooding should these defenses fail.

While you might be all too familiar with the potential damages that high-powered storm systems and hurricanes can produce for your home, seeing the damage firsthand can still be an overwhelming experience. Trust in our SERVPRO of North Durham rapid response team to show up, even amid the disaster, to help any customer that needs us. You can reach our experienced technicians anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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