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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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What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Odor Removal After A Fire In Your Durham Home

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Odor Removal After A Fire In Your Durham Home Home fires can be an extremely trying and frightening experience even after the fire has been put out.

Fire Damage Restoration In Durham Includes Odor Removal

Home fires can be an extremely trying and frightening experience even after the fire has been put out. Often, homeowners lose some of their personal belongings as well as contents inside the home. Plus, smoke residues can linger if they are not adequately dealt with by professionals. Also, fire can burn or char materials that can cause strong odors and weaken the structure of the home.

SERVPRO fire damage restoration services in Durham can return your residence to its preloss condition when possible. It is best to allow our certified technicians to inspect your home and remove offensive smoke odors. We can employ air scrubbers to eliminate smoke odors quickly. Plus, air movers, high-velocity axial fans, and industrial foggers may be put to use to flush out strong smoke smells. Techs can also utilize odor deodorizers and thermal foggers to neutralize and remove odors from the affected areas. These pieces of equipment also help to enhance the indoor atmosphere.

Charred and burned items such as couches, chairs, tables, carpeting, clothing, and curtains can also cause foul odors inside the property. Our technicians can discard those items with the homeowner’s permission. We clean, sanitize and store every Item that we save and can keep them in a secure storage area off-site until our team completes the job. The crew can also apply odor removing sprays to eliminate odors from contents and materials inside the home.

Also, we can use professional grade cleansers to remove soot, dirt, and debris from various surfaces affected by the fire such as the walls, ceilings and floors and other surfaces like counter-tops and windows. In some instances, the team may employ portable ozone machines to neutralize and remove foul smoke odors. If we use these machines, residents and any pets must vacate the premises until the process is complete due to the strong chemicals.

SERVPRO of North Durham fire damage restoration services can make it “Like it never even happened.” We are available 24/7 and are nearby and ready to serve Durham and surrounding areas that include Orange Factory, Rocky Knoll, Chester, Weaver, Gorman and Marcus Hook. Contact us at (919) 467-0880.

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WOW!! Mold Can Cause All Kinds of Problems at Durham Homes--Be Smart and Call SERVPRO

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation WOW!! Mold Can Cause All Kinds of Problems at Durham Homes--Be Smart and Call SERVPRO Yikes!! Mold in My Beautiful Durham Home!! Better Call SERVPRO

Immediate Response Is Crucial to Your Durham Property during Mold Damage Remediation 

The degree of mold damage can vary from one site to the other, and there is a need to assess everything to determine the extent of the problem. The goal of the assessment is to help our team to come up with an appropriate site-specific remediation plan. If you notice some musty odor, discoloration in surfaces and staining on walls, then there are chances your property has a mold problem. Fuzzy or cotton growth of different colors may also sound a warning to any Durham resident.

Before our SERVPRO technicians start performing a mold damage assessment in your Durham home, we have to address the safety concerns of the building adequately. This is typically after a storm or other significant happenstance. If the load bearing walls shift, the roof can sag, cracks may develop, and the walls may not be straight. It is also the time when we check for severe wood rot and any form of deterioration that the moisture problem has caused to the structure. We check whether there is standing water in the structure, check for hidden mold behind wallpaper, under flooring, insulation, and carpet backing. An evaluation of attics and crawl spaces is part of the inspection. We communicate with the owner during the entire process.
 
A visual inspection may not be enough during the mold remediation process; our SERVPRO technicians use moisture meters to measure moisture levels of materials such as carpets, concrete, wallboard, plasters, and wood. A moisture meter has a probe, which we can insert into a surface to record direct readings. Some have sensors and pressing them against a wet surface is enough to take the readings. These devices can also play an important role when we are monitoring the drying progress of materials. A mold remediation has no value if there is an on-going source of moisture fueling the mold spores that are seated on an organic food supply.
 
We carefully inspect air conditioning units that are operating within the moldy structure and if possible clean or dispose of when we notice visible mold. With the help of a wet abrasive sponge and a disinfectant, we can clean wood furnishings and recommend a refinishing once dry. Through HEPA vacuuming, we can remove the mold that settles on surfaces when moving items or cleaning different parts of the structure. An antimicrobial spray is always part of the disinfecting process.
 
SERVPRO of North Durham offers an immediate expert response to ant storm, mold, water, and fire damage through the use of advanced cleaning and restoration equipment. Learn more about our operations and have your questions answered today by calling (919) 467-0880.

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Our Highly Trained Professionals Can Restore Your Water Damaged Durham Home To Pre-Damage Condition

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Highly Trained Professionals Can Restore Your Water Damaged Durham Home To Pre-Damage Condition Drying materials and surfaces lower chances of bacteria and mold growth.

Customized Water Damage Restoration Services For Your Durham Home

If you do not correct the water damage problem as soon as it happens, then additional challenges are likely to develop. For instance, if water removal does not take place within 24-48 hours, then some molds are expected to start growing on materials such as insulation, drywall, paper, and wood - items that readily absorb water. Our team performs rapid cleaning and drying when attending to such incidents in Durham to prevent their growth.

Our SERVPRO technicians remove wet materials from your house to make the cleaning process more manageable. If there are acoustical tiles in the house, we carefully inspect them since they can absorb moisture. If necessary, we can open up finished walls and drill holes slightly above the waterline. Even when the wall appears to be dry, we can use a moisture meter to confirm its moisture level. We make sure the area is thoroughly dry before sealing the drilled holes.

Our SERVPRO technicians have to clean the surfaces and materials by scrubbing with detergent or water. If some stubborn grease or stains exist on concrete surfaces, then we can use trisodium phosphate (TSP) cleaner to remove them. TSP has corrosive properties, and our technicians wear goggles and gloves when using it. At the end of cleaning it is time to dry things out.

Drying materials and surfaces lower chances of bacteria and mold growth. During this step, we use wet-dry vacuums to remove water off materials and surfaces. These vacuums have attachments that help us to access the hard-to-get-at sections of your home. To enhance the drying process, we can put in place mechanical fans and heaters - heating never goes beyond 35ºC. As materials lose water to the surrounding, it is essential to absorb the moisture with the help of dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers and refrigerant dehumidifiers are the common types of dehumidifiers that our team uses.

SERVPRO of North Durham is a locally owned and operated company that works around the clock to offer residential and commercial restoration services. You can learn more about our industry-proven services by calling (919) 467-0880.

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When a Flood Strikes Your Durham Residence, SERVPRO Strikes Back!

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When a Flood Strikes Your Durham Residence, SERVPRO Strikes Back! SERVPRO of North Durham is here to help return your home back to preloss condition!

Repairing your Home and Possessions after Flood Damage in Durham

The type of repairs necessary after a flash flood depends on the kind of water that has entered your home. Whitewater is clean with minimal health concerns barring the possibility of mold growth. Grey water is contaminated but poses a limited danger to a homeowner's health and safety. Blackwater, which is common in flash flooding, is tainted by raw sewage, animal carcass or other toxins and can cause e.coli, salmonella and other serious health concerns.

Homes suffering from flood damage in Durham rely on a quick assessment and remediation services. Often it is necessary to cordon off affected areas with only designated technicians using protective gear allowed to enter. Blackwater poses a severe health risk, and because of this, the cleaning procedure becomes more complicated.

We need to extract the water first and foremost. SERVPRO use portable extractors for damages that have been contained and only affect a small area. Where the impact is widespread, we can bring in larger truck-mounted extractors capable of removing thousands of gallons of water in one go. Blackwater complicates a restoration effort, and we may have to lift light structure that comes into contact with it, like drywall.

A home is not just a structure but also a collection of personal possessions that hold value in a literal sense and a sentimental one. Although flash flooding does tend to require more replacement of belongings than usual, SERVPRO can salvage a significant amount. Using wet cleaning methods, chemical foams or even sending items to a specialized facility can make a huge difference in our water restoration effort.

At SERVPRO our motto is to restore over replace. Restoring is typically inexpensive when compared to re-surfacing or replacing. It is also ideal for homeowners who do not have to discard those precious sentimental possessions after an unforeseen disaster.

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If you are picking up the pieces after a natural disaster, contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for an emergency restoration service.

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Helping Restore Your Property With Water Cleanup Services Resolves Overflow Issues In Durham

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Helping Restore Your Property With Water Cleanup Services Resolves Overflow Issues In Durham A clogged drain in a running sink can lead to your bathroom sink overflowing.

Helping Restore Your Property With Water Cleanup Services

A clogged drain in a running sink can lead to your bathroom sink overflowing. Your Durham area home can sustain severe damage if this water remains on your floors. Water can easily saturate carpeting, the flooring underneath, and eventually end up in the ceiling of lower levels in your house.

When a resident in Durham finds such a mess, water cleanup begins at once by mopping up the visible water. Once you call us, SERVPRO professionals arrive and start by measuring the amount of moisture remaining in your floors, lower walls, and other materials. We track the water so we can more efficiently clean that up, also.

An overflowed sink typically involves clean water, which means saving your carpeting remains highly possible. Flooding, however, when it comes from outside your home or from a contaminated source like a back-flowing septic drain, means many damaged sections of your home require extensive cleaning.

September is National Preparedness Month, and many of the same tips homeowners learn for preparing for flooding can carry over to cleaning up much cleaner messes. Quickly removing objects that sit in the path of oncoming water can save them from needing restoration work later. Even after you turn the water off at the source in a stopped up sink, the water already on the floor continues to spread.

As the water flows outward, it slowly begins to evaporate. This release into the air creates water vapor. Our moisture detection units can read the amounts released into the air. If hot water was involved, this could increase the amount of water vapor the air holds. As this warmer air cools to room temperature, condensation on cooler surfaces in the area rapidly takes place. Turning on a fan can help keep condensation from occurring before we arrive.

Once we begin working, we use heavy-duty air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the water that escaped into your home's air. Floor mats that extract the moisture hiding there help remove what our extraction wands left behind. As our work continues, we monitor the drastic reduction of moisture from your house's materials and the air. Water cleanup also includes wiping down and sanitizing any belongings, walls, and other surfaces that came into contact with the water.

SERVPRO of North Durham's 24-hour service number, (919) 467-0880, is answered by qualified professionals who can provide you with immediate assistance when your home needs water cleanup services. Always Faster To Any Size Disaster, we work with families in Weaver, Upland, and Rougemont protect their homes all year long.

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Communication About The Processes Of Fire Damage Mitigation And Restoration In Durham

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Communication About The Processes Of Fire Damage Mitigation And Restoration In Durham When homeowners in Durham face fire damage, many of them just want to get things back to normal.

The Processes Of Fire Damage Mitigation And Restoration

After a traumatizing event in your Durham home involving fire and smoke, many personal belongings need specialized cleaning services, forming one of the more crucial aspects of mitigation and restoration. We clean many items on-site when space permits such activities. When we do not have enough space, we perform this at our facility.

When homeowners in Durham face fire damage, many of them just want to get things back to normal. Explaining each step of the restoration process to our customers can make the time required seem less stressful, as well as less mysterious. How we handle your personal belongings and household items is a relatively straightforward process.

SERVPRO technicians take great dare when packing these items up and filling out inventory lists, typically working in teams to make the work more efficient. These lists are not the only pieces of documentation we provide our customers, though. Each box, of course, has a corresponding label to each entry on the inventory sheets, but other labels can indicate the status of a box's contents.

We ensure that the label on each box provides current information about the contents. These labels inform you about questionable items, damaged belonging, and possible additional claims that need your attention. Questionable items typical cover those belongings that you, the customer, felt might have a chance at restoration and wanted our technicians to attempt cleaning the items. Some of these may become successful, others might break during cleaning (causing them to fall into the additional claims category), and others we leave for you to decide about the outcome.

Damaged items are those belongings we attempt to clean but because of exposure to heat during the fire or the contrast between the heat and the cold of the firefighters' water endure hairline cracks in its material end up broken even more. This is common and many times is not foreseeable by visually inspecting the items it occurs in before cleaning begins. You might still want to keep the item, or you may wish to file a claim on it with your insurance.

Claim items come from either of the two above categories when cleaning either reveals additional flaws, the item breaks further, or our best efforts do not satisfy you. You need to forward a list of these items to your insurance adjuster as soon as possible.

SERVPRO of North Durham can help homeowners in Rocky Knoll save their Bahama, Upland, of Marcus Hook home after it sustains fire damage. Calling our local 24-hour service line at (919) 467-0880 puts you in contact with friendly IICRC-certified technicians who know the importance of communication during the entire mitigation and restoration process.

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