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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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Water Damage Can Often Be A Result Of Remediating Fire Damage Inside Your Durham Pub

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Can Often Be A Result Of Remediating Fire Damage Inside Your Durham Pub If you ignore the water damage inside of your Durham pub, it can lead to further damages occurring on your property.

Water Damage Can Often Be A Result Of Remediating Fire Damage

When the fire department extinguishes a small fire that occurred inside of your business, it can leave behind a significant volume of water damage. The kitchen of your pub may only show a few small signs that a fire did happen, such as soot built up around the walls of the oven. However, the water damage is a little more obvious, as the walls are soaked, and the tile floor has been exposed to copious amounts of water. It is wise to call for professional help immediately, not only to address the remnants of the fire but also to remediate the water damage.

If you ignore the water damage inside of your Durham pub, it can lead to further damages occurring on your property. The significant increase in moisture creates the perfect environment for mold spores to grow into mold colonies. Water can sink through the spaces between the tile and cause the base of it to become engorged, causing cracks in the tile itself. Leaving the water damage can only result in further damages that are higher in cost to address than the source would have been.

SERVPRO responds to calls immediately, striving to arrive at your home within hours. No matter the time, we can send our team to your business. We can work through the night to remain unseen by your customers, as we understand how important the foot-traffic of your business is.

Our IICRC-certified techs can bring unique trade tools with them that specialize in the remediation of water damage. SERVPRO can use a combination of extractors, ventilation fans, air movers, and dehumidifiers to clean up the damage inside of your pub. Extractors are particularly useful for any standing puddles of water while the other three tools are used in conjunction to draw moisture out of your equipment and even the building itself.

If extinguishing a fire ever causes water damage to your property, never hesitate to call for help. Reach out to SERVPRO of North Durham by phoning (919) 467-0880. We always aim to return your business to its pre-damaged state.

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Lower The Stress Of a Commercial Water Disaster In Durham

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Lower The Stress Of a Commercial Water Disaster In Durham As an ERP Client of SERVPRO, Your Commercial Property in Durham Is Well-Prepared for Water-Damaging Events

Plan Ahead with SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan to Keep Your Business Functioning

When a significant amount of water invades your Durham business the anxiety and fear you and your employees feel can be crushing. Dealing with a water removal scenario needs a fast and professional response from a company specializing in water damage restoration. Anticipating the worst by working proactively with our experts to develop a water disaster plan reduces the tension you feel and allows you to continue the meeting the needs of your customers while we restore your property.
 
Moisture can invade your business for a broad range of reasons and from many sources in Durham. Standing water removal followed by structural drying must occur within hours of the incident as damage to building materials, and contents begin immediately and progress. Waiting even a day exposes your property to the risk of secondary damage such as mold growth and loss or documents and destruction of equipment. We offer an emergency planning service that allows us to get on the job quickly and efficiently.
 
The SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan and Profile (ERP) builds an informed partnership between your business and our team should water removal, or other recovery efforts be needed. The first step is for one of our experienced project managers to visit your commercial property. We assess all aspects of your buildings risks if a water crisis occurs, speaking in depth with you about your operations so we understand how an emergency might affect your delivery of services and products.
 
During the assessment expect SERVPRO to make recommendations that limit the possibility of irreparable damage when a water loss occurs. We might suggest a different storage system or the securing of business documents and equipment away from areas more likely to flood. Pictures and diagrams obtained during the assessment permit us to pre-plan our water removal approach to minimize disruption to your business and customers.
 
You add detail and direction by using our mobile app to share information with SERVPRO in an easily accessed form that does not require additional conversations at the time of a disaster. You designate us as your restoration firm of choice and can list trusted employees, friends, or family to act on your behalf if you cannot direct the restoration temporarily because you are out of town or otherwise unavailable. Share the names and contact details of vendors and contractors who can help us with systems and other questions we have about your business.
 
SERVPRO of North Durham can get to work on your water removal crisis immediately if we collaborate ahead of time on an Emergency READY Plan and Profile. Schedule a proactive assessment by calling us at (919) 467-0880.

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Durham's Commercial Water Damage Technicians Discuss Drying

5/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Durham's Commercial Water Damage Technicians Discuss Drying Durham Professionals Turn to SERVPRO for Water Removal from Their Offices and Clinics

Water Extraction and Restoration Results Must Meet Certain Stringent Parameters in Health Care Facilities

If a water leak ever takes places at your doctor's office in Durham, extraction, and drying should take place within 48 hours. If materials inside the office stay wet for longer than 48 hours, mold growth can occur. Since mold can cause health effects, it is essential that microbial growth does not take place in your business due to a water leak.
 
The first step in the mitigation process is to eliminate any potential hazards and make sure that your doctor's office is safe for your employees and patients. The next step in a commercial water damage project in Durham is the extraction stage. If there are more than two inches of water on the floor of your office, our SERVPRO technicians use submersible pumps to pull the water out of the building into a sewer drain. After that, we use our specialized extraction system to remove moisture out of carpet and upholstery.
 
Once we extract as much water as we can, the rapid structural drying begins. During this stage, we create an indoor environment that speeds up evaporation and drying. To create this ideal environment, our IICRC certified crew sets up a combination of an air moving system and dehumidifiers.
 
Depending on the severity of the damage, at times we utilize equipment only during off-hours so that your business can stay open. In the event of contaminated water intrusion from flooding of any sorts, then the doctor's office should be closed until cleaned, disinfected, and okayed for reopening by the local authorities. If drying is necessary during operating hours, then we can work on drying a small section of the building at a time so that patients can still be seen. When equipment is set up, it gets strategically placed in areas that do not disrupt foot traffic.
 
Before equipment gets placed in your doctor's office, our SERVPRO technicians always establish a drying goal. To figure out when to pull the drying equipment, we first test the relative humidity and materials such as wood and drywall in the affected region. We then use these initial readings to establish what we want the humidity and moisture levels to be at the end of the drying process.
 
We keep a record of the test results and come back each day the equipment is set up and take humidity and moisture content readings. Once the relative humidity and moisture content levels inside the wood and drywall reach the initially desired and recorded goal, our technicians remove the air movers and dehumidifiers. For professional assistance with structural drying at your office, call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 any day of the 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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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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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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Special Care Need To Restore Fire Damage To Durham Brew Pub

10/27/2017 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Restoration Steps After Water Damage To Your Durham Diner

9/5/2017 (Permalink)

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

Businesses Rely on SERVPRO for Water Remediation

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

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Commercial Water Removal Services for Roof Damage in Durham

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services for Roof Damage in Durham SERVPRO Helps Keep Your Shop in Durham Open After Water Damage Occurs

SERVPRO Works Fast to Keep Your Shop Open After a Water Damaging Event

Bad weather can cause roof damage in the form of missing shingles, cracked tiles, or poorly attached gutters. Over time, water can come through and compromise the top floor, roof, and even walls. The damage can appear slowly, unnoticeably, and undetected – until it is too late. Needless to say, the results can be devastating to the business.
 
After a significant weather event, take some time to inspect your roof for water damage. If something does not seem right, SERVPRO can arrive promptly to provide appropriate commercial water removal services for your Durham shop. Our highly trained technicians follow IICRC recommendations to ensure that your business is operational again in no time.
 
If the water damage reached the ceiling tiles, removing and replacing individual pieces is typically less expensive than drying. Water usually stains tiles and causes them to bow. However, certain types of tiles (such as asphalt) are more resistant to moisture damage than others, and may, therefore, be salvageable. In any case, removing them allows air to circulate and dry the wet areas above.
 
When scoping the roof for water damage, SERVPRO technicians examine every part of the construction. Did the water affect the roofing material? If so, we undertake the necessary procedure to patch it permanently or replace where necessary. The same process applies to any roof decking material and other structural parts that sustained water damage. There may be instances when a partnered and referred roofer is needed to complete the fixing.
 
Drying exterior walls can be difficult because of limited air movement. Insulation in wall cavities significantly reduces air circulation, thus extending the drying time. Regardless of this quandary, drying is usually cheaper than removing and replacing drywall or other similar coverings. Besides that, demolishing the walls can cause much more interruption to the building occupants, whether workers, clients, customers, or dwellers. Our air movers, dehumidifiers, heaters, and ancillary equipment can deal with any issues. We may also drill holes in the top and bottom of the walls to facilitate air movement. The faster the circulation, the more rapid the evaporation.
 
Keeping an eye on your shop can go a long way towards avoiding hefty repair expenses. SERVPRO of North Durham offers 24/7 commercial water removal services and can respond quickly to your emergency. Call us anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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Restoring Your North Durham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your North Durham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges Photo Credit: http://bit.ly/2rbpAIc

Flooding and water damage events in North Durham commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO® of North Durham

SERVPRO of North Durham specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our technicians are highly trained in commercial property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our technicians are equipped with the knowledge to restore your North Durham business property.