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Water Removal Services After Roof Damage in Durham

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged roof, shingles missing Has a damaged roof caused a water loss event for your business? SERVPRO is the one stop shop for your commercial water damage restoration needs.

SERVPRO Works Fast to Keep Your Shop Open After a Water Damage 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. 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 water removal services for your Durham shop. Our highly trained technicians follow IICRC recommendations to ensure that your business is operational again as quickly as possible.

If the water damage reaches 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 tiles (such as asphalt) are more resistant to moisture damage than others and may 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 it 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 difficulty, 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 water removal services and can respond quickly to your emergency. Call us anytime at (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.

Water Mitigation and Restoration for Durham Collegiate Properties

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

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With major universities in the city, water disasters can impact hundreds of people.

With the famed Duke University here in Durham, situations like water disasters can directly affect hundreds of people simultaneously. Water losses can spread fast through dormitories and educational centers, requiring increasingly more expensive and time-consuming restoration or recovery until professionals begin mitigation. Our SERVPRO professionals have direct and efficient actions to take upon arrival to start managing water disasters.

Water Removal Approaches for Dorms and Institutions

Standing water in any building can be destructive, and this is why commercial water restoration for Durham businesses and institutions is vital to get started as soon as possible. With pre-stocked trailers and production vehicles at our nearby facility, our restoration technicians can mobilize quickly with effective extraction units to eliminate surface water concerns, no matter how deep or widespread they might be. Some of these extraction tools include:

  • Wet vacuums
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Electric submersible pumps

Managing water disasters quickly can reduce the total loss that structures of local colleges experience when emergencies occur. Our SERVPRO of North Durham team can help 24/7 at (919) 467-0880.

Gorman Residents Can Use a Laugh This December

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

stand up comedy logo It will be exciting to see the community at the stand up shows!

Have a night out with up-and-coming comics from all over the Durham area.

The Durty Bull Brewing Company has been putting together weekly stand up shows every Friday night showcasing rising talent in North Carolina. The performances are hosted and promoted by Rob Schneider Comedy and begin at 8 PM. You can come out Friday, December 4th, 2020, to have a laugh and a brew in a safe space.

The event changes every week, so you can keep coming back for fun. Remember, seating is limited, so be sure to get there early to get your spot and some options off the menu. For more information about the event or the venue, contact Durty Bull Brewing Company at (919) 688-BEER.

Flood damage in Gorman businesses is like a joke without a punchline: confusing. Save yourself the struggle of cleaning up after the flood loss by trusting SERVPRO of North Durham to do it for you. We have experienced professionals ready to help when you call (919) 467-0880.

How Are Losses Reduced for Wet Commercial Buildings?

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

plaques on SERVPRO office wall The outstanding SERVPRO team can mitigate water damage to your Durham commercial property--large or small. Our Wall of Fame shows why

SERVPRO Commercial Water Damage Technicians Work Hard to Mitigate Water Losses in your Durham Business.

What should building managers do when water leaks occur in business premises?

A Durham business can differ from residential properties in both building assembly as well as size and contents. Business interruption due to a water intrusion issue can be painful for business owners because it can affect revenues and disrupt regular working hours. Our commercial teams are affiliated with local chambers of commerce and act quickly to return your business to a normal condition. We are aware of the differing types of everyday materials in commercial enterprises, and we know how to implement effective drying strategies to mitigate losses. As a company with access to national resources, we can mobilize both the equipment and the workforce required to respond; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How does water damage affect commercial buildings?

When commercial water damage occurs in your Durham business, it is vital to guard against further damages through mitigation. Water intrusions present a two-fold problem to commercial buildings. The first is the migration of liquid water. The second is the migration of water as a vapor. Water vapors can spread moisture into hidden areas of business premises, which could develop into uncontrolled mold growth or the break-down of building materials over time. SERVPRO commercial technicians can investigate cavities, crawlspaces, subfloors, and ceiling spaces to assess or control the spread of water vapors through your business. In some situations, we may contain a water-loss site to allow the company to continue during the restoration. Careful signage and barriers can be placed to inform any staff of the works procedure taking place.

What parts of business premises require special attention after water losses?

  • Wallpapers that are vinyl can trap moisture into walls and be a challenge to dry effectively.
  • Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) are usually large and spread throughout premises making assessment and restoration challenges.
  • Electrical power and water mains may have to be shut off at the source to contain or control water flow at the loss-site- forcing a temporary closure of the business.

Why are vinyl wall coverings in commercial properties tough to dry?

It is normal to find vinyl materials used in the building assembly of business properties. Vinyl can form a vapor barrier between any drying equipment and the walls behind. When there is evidence of moisture migration, either through liquid flow or vapor, the vinyl wall covering makes drying equipment less effective by trapping moisture. SERVPRO technicians have experience working with commercial build materials and detach the vinyl coverings to allow for dehumidification or drying equipment to clear the humidity's interior wall. Sometimes, removing a baseboard and drilling small holes beneath for cavity equipment is an effective measure to dry a wall void. Our crew chiefs can find the solution to your commercial property by relying on their experience and expertise to isolate and restore the property.

How are vinyl wall coverings and baseboards removed in a commercial restoration?

  • Detach the baseboard carefully using a claw device to expose the lower layers of the wall behind the vinyl covers
  • Drill small one and a half-inch holes in the bottom of the wall to allow air to circulate into the cavity behind vinyl wall coverings
  • Attach an injectidry system, modified air-mover, or dehumidifier to the drill holes, and push warm, dry air into the cavity.

Are HVAC systems affected by commercial water intrusion?

An HVAC system distributes air throughout a business property. This process can be problematic when water vapor raises the natural humidity of the indoor environment. Equally, duct lines can frequently be exposed to liquid moisture residing in crawlspaces or other parts of the premises. Restoring these systems is challenging due to limited access points. Assessing and repairing the ductwork and decontaminating sheet metal is vital in returning your business to a safe working environment. Some ducts are coated with fiberboard or flex duct, which usually has to be replaced in contaminated water damage situations. SERVPRO technicians can remove, dispose, and replace these materials to return your business to its preloss condition.

How do inner materials in HVACs affect restoration?

  • The type of material located inside a duct system plays a critical role in the ducts' ability to be restored.
  • Ducts with fiberglass linings can absorb moisture quickly and become hotbeds for microbial growth activity.
  • When there is the presence of mold or contamination in fiberglass linings, it may be necessary to subcontract an indoor air-quality professional to ensure safe and sanitary conditions.

Business interruption can be a nuisance and affect your bottom-line. Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880.

Discovering Mold in your Commercial Building?

10/24/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Don't let mold take over your business, Call the mold remediation professionals at SERVPRO today for assistance.

We Have Commercial Mold Remediation Technicians that Can Help to Bring Down Moisture and Dispose of Microbial Fungi. SERVPRO is here for Durham Businesses.

Does mold die without water?

Finding microbial growth in your Durham business can be a headache. These organisms can cause unpleasant odors, be an eyesore, and cause health effects in some people. Moisture plays a crucial role in propagating colonies but does not remove them altogether from the premises. Mold spores lay dormant without water and are a natural part of any indoor environment. You can find mold spores in ductwork, wall cavities, and carpets of any commercial building. Disposing existing colonies before putting in place a plan to dry the property thoroughly are two strategies that applied microbial remediation technicians use to return your business to a sanitary state. 

What equipment is useful for eliminating microbial growth?

Air scrubbing equipment to get rid of microscopic spores or dust could affect indoor air quality in your premises.

Scraping tools to dislodge mold hyphae from materials and allow comprehensive removal of mold colonies.

Appropriate application of professional products, including disinfectant chemicals and anti-microbial paints or solvents. 

Why does mold return after a professional cleaning, and can it damage a commercial building?

As a business owner, you may opt to use janitorial staff or hire cleaners to deal with a mold issue. However, to tackle these issues, you need mold remediation technicians to return your Durham business to a sanitary state. Mold spores grow into colonies in the presence of moisture, organic matter, and temperature. These spores digest materials by producing an enzyme. The digestion process is why untreated mold in commercial buildings can deteriorate building materials. Mold remediation is the methodology used to control moisture and remove colonies ensuring your business returns to its preloss condition.

What should a property manager do to control molds?

Identify the issue and inform the staff of the affected area.

Establish a method to control the growth of mold by controlling moisture in the area

Clean and remove visible signs of mold using chemicals and steel wool or other friction-based cleaning sponges.

To get a handle on mold issues in your business. Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880. 

What Should I Do After Finding Mold in my Business Premises?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

"Mold" If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

SERVPRO Commercial Mold Remediation Teams Help Business Premises to Overcome Minor, Moderate, and Severe Microbial Growth Issues.

Is mold growth a recurring issue?

Discovering the presence of mold can be an unpleasant find for any Durham business or premises manager. Treating a microbial growth issue requires professional assistance to avoid recurring problems or spreading throughout the work environment. Many places of work use soft carpets on floors or acoustical ceiling tiles. Both these materials are porous so that they can provide an ideal food supply for fungus and other microbial bacterias. It is not uncommon for businesses to work through microbial growth issues using in-house janitorial teams, but these businesses often find mold recurring in similar spots. Providing safe, sanitary conditions for your staff and customers does not have to be a constant battle. SERVPRO offers professional, commercial mold technicians who can perform an expert inspection of the problem and place the necessary steps for remediation. 

Is it possible to eliminate mold?

Mold spores naturally occur in any indoor environment. Our commercial mold remediation specialists in Durham are capable of bringing microbial growth under control. Remediation can mean removing unpleasant odors, mold colonies, and drying damp spots, or replacing infested materials. Microbes generally only become a problem for business owners when they come into contact with moisture and begin to proliferate, which can quickly get out of control. We have qualified technicians who can demolish infested materials while applying negative air pressure to the areas affected to prevent the spread of mold spores. Once the initial mold colonies are removed, we can use antimicrobial chemicals to avoid spores from building up through growth stages.

What are the steps of mold control?

- Control moisture

- Aggressively remove existing mold colonies

- Demolish and dispose of infested materials

If your business requires immediate mold remediation, contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880. 

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What are the Dangers of a Toilet Backup in My Durham Business?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

Boots Standing in a Flooded property with Vinyl Wood Floors “Like it never even happened.”

The Dangers of a Toilet Backup in Durham

Water containing sewage is a hazard for your customers and employees, call SERVPRO to clean and sanitize your Durham Property.

A water loss big enough to close the business for cleanup is always severe. Wet floors can lead to slip and fall accidents, foul odors, and if left too long, mold can become an issue. When the water contains sewage, the losses can be more significant as anything absorbed by the water requires disposal as a biohazard. That is why it is crucial to outsource the tasks of cleanup and sanitation to a professional restoration services company.

What are Losses Can I Expect After a Commercial Water Damage With Sewage?

SERVPRO technicians handling commercial water damage in Durham businesses keep safety at a maximum and losses as minimal as possible. They move out items within the loss area that can be cleaned and sanitized for reuse. The most common damages to a structure and contents are:
    •    Portions of sheetrock that wicked contaminated water
    •    Seepage under tile flooring
    •    Loss of stored items or stock

How Does the Cleanup Process Work?

SERVPRO techs work to limit the upheaval that can come with the mitigation process, and they work to extract the water and dry the contents of the business in place as much as possible.
    •    Chairs may get removed while desks get placed on blocks
    •    Datacenter and network equipment might get removed off-site for testing before reuse if it was within the loss area
    •    Non-porous items get inspected for hand cleaning and sanitizing for reuse to lessen the cost of replacement items

The technicians extract any remaining water and solid waste. They then scope the property to determine all areas of water migration, and this action ensures nothing gets left behind. After drying, the techs thoroughly sanitize the property with antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaning agents, so it is safe for employees and customers.

SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 has certified techs that bring the latest equipment and use advanced methods to perform commercial water damage cleanup and get your business reopened quickly.

What Will Your Commercial Property Insurance Cover?

4/20/2020 (Permalink)

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What Will Your Commercial Property Insurance Cover?

You could go years without having to make a property insurance claim for your business. However, when you need it most, your commercial insurance plan will be there to provide relief from emergencies and disasters in your building. Make sure you read through your policy and understand what your coverage entails. This way, you won't be surprised when you file a claim.

Your insurance coverage should take care of any fire damage your building suffers. An exception would be if you started the fire on purpose. Even if a fire starts in an adjacent building in Weaver, NC, but yours still suffers smoke damage, your policy should honor your claim.

Water Damage
Be careful when you examine your commercial insurance policy when you get to this portion. While your plan will cover certain types of water damage, it won't cover flooding from a sewer backup, a break in the main water line or an overflowing body of water. Your policy will accept your claim if the damage occurred from:

  • A leaky or burst pipe
  • A sudden, unexpected malfunction of an appliance such as a dishwasher or water heater
  • Defective plumbing equipment

Your commercial policy should also take effect if your building suffers damage from a storm. This could happen from heavy winds blowing a tree on your building or hail ruining part of the room.

Other Limitations
Property insurance won't cover earthquakes. If you live in an area where these are more possible, make sure you speak to your agent about adding this coverage to your plan. Insurance will deny your claim if there is damage due to your neglect and failure to properly maintain systems and materials in the building. In this case, you would have to pay a professional disaster cleanup company out of your own pocket.
You may not think much about your commercial insurance until you need it. Study this list so you are aware of what it covers.

How Small Actions Improve Storm Preparedness

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Hand with a glove cleaning a clogged gutter If gutters get too clogged with leaves they are susceptible to wind damage

Not all actions have to be major ones when preparing a business in Rougemont, NC, to withstand a big storm. Sometimes it is the small steps, or a combination of them, that help business owners and property managers weather a disaster. A few hours walking the grounds of a company can be productive. For example, finding drainage problems or clogged drains could minimize flooding. Fixing a minor roof leak could prevent water from coming into the building, which in turn could prevent mold growth from happening. A maintenance worker might spot a broken window that could be an opening for water to enter.

Small Actions That Are Helpful

A roof inspection is a good way to prevent a roof leak. Cleaning gutters on a commercial building has the following benefits:

  • It makes the property look tidier
  • It prevents water from backing up during a storm
  • It minimizes wear and tear on the gutters
  • It enables water to drain properly

If gutters get too clogged with leaves, branches and other debris they are more susceptible to wind damage. High winds could rip these vital structures right off the roof and siding. This, in turn, could result in pooling water that might seep into basements, causing additional damage. Taking care of the small things could eliminate the need for expensive repairs down the road.

Critical Steps That Strengthen a Company
A storm has the ability to induce a certain level of panic in many people. One way to counteract that response is with planning. Something as small as knowing who to contact in an emergency can be very helpful as well as calming to employees. This not only involves calling in the first responders but also calling a storm remediation company that can be on your site in less than four hours. A rapid response can minimize water damage from a roof leak, prevent mold growth and dry out valuable belongings.

Durham Business and Municipal Agencies Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

office furnishings and computers with water covering the floor Water Removal Needed for a Large Enterprise in Durham? Contact SERVPRO

Emergency Services for Municipalities in Need of Durham Commercial Water Removal

Commercial Water Removal
Large community structures like schools, churches, and municipal buildings in Durham can be subject to emergency property damages the same as any private residences. Municipal buildings can be at a higher risk, given that the plumbing systems are typically more complicated, have higher usage, and may go more than 48 hours without use over weekends. Usually, water incidents go beyond the depth (no pun intended) of in-house janitorial teams and often need emergency intervention to limit the potential costs of replacement or restoration.

We operate a special commercial water removal team for Durham municipal buildings. At SERVPRO, our focus is on communication. We are getting as much information as possible from the first point of contact to passing on details to the building manager at the end of service. Our water restoration crew chief and a project manager, if needed, can keep you informed of possible outcomes and work done every step of the way. We can send a team of technicians to your site within one hour of notification of loss.

There is a substantial amount of work to do at a large loss site. SERVPRO technicians can conduct pre-testing of structure and contents to put together a game plan for restoration. However, our first concern is performing emergency services that could help to save the building. Emergency services may include things like bringing in generators or restoring electricity to the job site as well as removing large quantities of water from the structure.

There are two main pieces of water removal equipment. The first is sturdy, truck-mounted extraction units that can get rid of over 100 gallons of water before emptying. The other equipment is for standing water using gas pumps to remove it as quickly as possible from the structure and into an open sewer point. Many municipal buildings use acoustical ceilings and thin carpets. SERVPRO special services can help to restore these items without causing further damage or requiring extensive replacement.

When water incidents go beyond the scope of your janitorial team, Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880.

Commercial Water Damage Durham - Air Exchange Systems Affect Drying Time

11/30/2019 (Permalink)

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New standards for both commercial and residential buildings are designed to make buildings more efficient for heating in the winter as well as cooling during the hot summer months. These buildings are considered tight buildings. However, many older buildings are much more porous. These buildings draw outside air into the building and cause heated air to escape through crevices and cracks in the shell of the building.

SERVPRO trained technicians provide commercial water damage services in the Durham area. Our teams are IICRC certified covering many different subjects, including the effect that tight vs. loose buildings have on drying times and water removal. We also are trained storm damage, fire damage, mold damage, and cleaning experts.

Tight vs. Loose Buildings

Modern buildings are designed to be tight buildings allowing very little air through or around windows and doors. There is little fresh air that is naturally drawn into these buildings through crevices and openings in the shell of the buildings. As a result, air exchange systems were added to force the exchange of air over a specified time frame, e.g., every thirty minutes. Loose older buildings generally do not have air exchange systems.

SERVPRO professionals must consider the type of building, and the impact of air exchange systems when attempting to dry a building after a commercial water damage event. For example, if the air exchange system is drawing warm moist air into the building, while drying a specific area in the building, the drying activity is much less efficient. Drying takes more time and can affect the amount of time the building is unavailable for commercial business activities.

At SERVPRO, we take factors such as these into account. We may request that the air exchange system is shut down while drying the commercial space. If possible, the space may be isolated and dried using air movers and dehumidifiers. We may also use negative or positive pressure solutions to dry spaces in tight buildings.

We aim to return your commercial space to its original condition as quickly as possible so normal commercial operations can resume.

Call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Gorman, Rougemont, Orange Factory, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Containment Is Crucial After A Storm Damaged Your Durham Property

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

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Containment Can Keep Your Doors Open During Storm Cleanup In Durham

After the damages that Hurricane Dorian and other severe weather events have presented to Durham offices over the past decade, many property owners are faster to trust in the experience and quick response of our professionals. Even amid a crisis, our team can work to begin containment strategies designed to limit the spread of water damage and other potential contaminants from reaching dry and clean areas of the building.

It does not take much for these contaminants and hazardous effects that could be present to spread without immediate hurricane and storm cleanup for Durham businesses. Our SERVPRO professionals have accreditations from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in all facets of cleaning and water restoration, giving every business owner the confident response that can keep their doors open when possible. Containment is a substantial component of keeping your business going after an emergency.

There are two main ways that our professionals establish effective containment for contaminated areas where controlled demolition, reconstruction, cleaning, extraction, and other debris-inducing and agitating practices could take place.

Building Strategy
The construction of containment walls is a highly effective approach, though it does time to erect these defenses. We can seal off doorways and all other openings with thick (6mm) plastic sheeting. We construct a decontamination room so that cross-contamination and the spread of debris do not occur to unaffected areas of your office. The HVAC system gets disabled and registers and vents covered through the damaged portion of the building.

Negative Pressure
Air filtration devices can blow air outside of the building. These same devices can also control the airflow to the quarantined area of your business. We can permit clean air into an area, while continually working to discharge contaminated air outside of the building. This strategy that piggybacks on structural containment can be an effective method for allowing your office to run in a limited capacity safely.

We strive to get your business back up and running quickly after a water loss emergency, and these containment strategies can help. Give our SERVPRO of North Durham team a call whenever you need us at (919) 467-0880.

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Your Pizza Parlor is On Fire!

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO help you make sure your food is the only thing on fire.

SERVPRO will keep your business up and running.

The restaurant business is not simple. Aside from the regulatory aspect of owning an eatery, you need to worry about staffing, competition and keeping current with marketing trends. Your inventory is perishable and closing even for a day can cost you in terms of revenue and market share. So, when you suddenly find that there has been fire damage to your pizza parlor, you know that time is of the essence in restoring it. You cannot afford to lose momentum.

Thankfully, SERVPRO is available to all business owners in Durham who are affected by fire damage. If there is ever a time to call a team of specialists who is available 24/7, this is it!

Our technicians have formal training and on-the-job experience to restore your pizza place as soon as possible; you only need to call us. Upon arrival, we ensure the safety of the site and quickly proceed to assess the damage so we can tailor our plan to minimize your losses.

In a fire, the flames, smoke, and soot are a cause of distress, but so are the extinguishing agents used by firefighters. Our SERVPRO fire restoration technicians (FRT) are prepared to handle your specific needs and work with you to preserve as much of your inventory as possible. We also recognize that you may have specific health department guidelines to comply with, which we take into account when formulating our work plan.

As we work, we may divide your restaurant by utilizing protective plastic sheeting, which allows us to isolate damaged areas. This isolation is crucial in preventing the spread of damaging agents throughout your restaurant. Throughout our process, we carefully document each step, so you may have it at your disposal when filing an insurance claim.

Do not let the unexpected derail your business plan. SERVPRO of North Durham is here to help. Call us at (919) 467-0880 and let us leave your pizza parlor “Like it never even happened.”

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Why Fast Remediation is Necessary for Commercial Water Damage in Durham Retail Stores

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can ruin inventory and interrupt your business. SERVPRO has the experience to provide the least disruption while removing the water.

Why You Need Quick Commercial Water Removal in Your Durham Retail Store

Water can enter your retail store because of a leaky roof. Holes or tears in membranes after something falls on the roof can cause rainwater to enter a commercial building. The edges of the membrane of a roof may also become unsecured and let water into the building.  

When there’s commercial water damage in your Durham retail store, you need to take the necessary steps to lessen the effects of water. You should contact a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO to solve the issue. Our technicians have the training, equipment, and experience required to manage water loss. We respond quickly to reduce the destruction and manage the restoration project effectively.  

Water can ruin the products in stock, and you may have to discard them. It can also lead to the interruption of business operations and financial losses if you do not attend to it immediately. If the incident occurred during your store’s busiest season, then the loss of potential profits would be more significant. During such a crisis, the cash can flow out because of the costs related to repairs and the everyday expenses of your business like loan repayments, and utility bills. If you are forced to shut down your store for several days or weeks, your customers could look for the products they need elsewhere and find a retail store they like better than yours.  

Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect the affected areas and establish priorities, goals, and tasks. If there’s water on the floor, ceiling or walls, we can use equipment like wet/dry vacuums to extract it so that the areas can dry faster. Our services for handling water damage in retail stores also include drying, dehumidification, and odor removal. Our technicians perform building structural dry outs using a combination of high capacity air movers and dehumidifiers. We change the location of air movers during drying so that the surfaces can dry evenly and thoroughly. Our restoration specialists monitor and maintain proper humidity, temperature, and moisture levels during the entire process to ensure quick and complete drying.  

If you have water damage in your business premises, call SERVPRO of North Durham. You can reach us any time of the day or night at (919) 467-0880. We have the expertise to handle a water loss incident of any size.

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Take the Stress Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Durham with SERVPRO

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Even an office kitchen can cause water damage if you aren't careful enough. Contact SERVPRO for all your commercial water damage needs.

Commercial Water Removal in a Durham Insurance Agency

The day-to-day at an office can be quite busy, especially if your day is full of telephone calls and interfacing with customers shopping for insurance plans. You may stop in the restroom to wash your hands after lunch, only to find that you forgot to turn off a sink that is prone to backing up, which can leave water all over the floor of your office's restroom that seeps into the hallway carpet.

If an unexpected pipe leak causes commercial water removal in your Durham insurance agency, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your business to mitigate the damage and leave your office looking, as we like to say, "Like it never even happened."

Tile is a semi-porous surface that is highly resistant to water, so cleaning up your company restroom can be performed with industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. For carpet, in cases where the padding has not begun to separate from it, our SERVPRO team can use such tools as the Rover extractor to remove water. By using the body weight of the technician, moisture can be sucked up from carpet to prevent permanent damage or delamination of your office's carpet.

After removing the water from your floors, drying can commence with the help of our centrifugal air movers and low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers. The LGR works much like the air handler in an air conditioner and works in tandem with polyethylene sheeting laid on the carpet and taped down to channel moist air to an exit point, such as a window. Moisture is evaporated into the air by air movers and continually replaced with dry air from the dehumidifiers. Our technicians can monitor the drying process carefully, particularly with carpet, using a variety of tools including moisture sensors and thermo-hygrometers.

SERVPRO of Durham is ready to help you with any size disaster. If you need our services to restore your commercial facility after suffering water damage, give us a call today at (603) 868-3343.

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Don't Panic Our Fire Damage Technicians Can Restore Your Durham Banquet Hall

4/15/2019 (Permalink)

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The Wedding Is On - Fire Damage In Durham Banquet Hall Cleanup By SERVPRO

When planning a major life event such as a wedding, it is nerve-wracking enough to plan and get ready without finding out there might be a delay due to fire damage to the banquet hall where the reception is planned.

SERVPRO was contacted just before midnight to mitigate commercial fire damage to a Durham banquet hall. The owner had leased the venue to a 40th birthday party, and although only electric candles were allowed, the patrons had used traditional candles, and a fire had started when a table was pushed too close to a wall and hanging decorative fabrics ignited. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the fire contained to a single corner of the room, but the charred wall, strong smell and fire extinguisher residue needed to be cleaned before the next scheduled event: a bridal reception dinner.

Our emergency response team arrived within hours ready to go to work. We removed the charred sheetrock and debris as they cannot be restored and can cause odor. As a precaution to stop soot and smoke residue cross-contamination, SERVPRO techs set up containment around the area. Fire extinguishers leave a dry, powder-like residue that also has a strong odor. Our technicians removed the fine powder coating the area using handheld vacuums with HEPA filters.

The hall owner was concerned about the smell from the fire being noticeable in the room and causing a loss of customers. We used an air scrubber to capture odor-causing particles. Afterward, the technicians wiped down all affected surfaces to neutralize smoke residues and odor. Luckily, the paint on the walls was a high gloss enamel and cleaned quickly. Once done, SERVPRO technicians did a walk through with the owner to ensure we the damage from the fire was restored to his satisfaction and no lingering odors remained.

SERVPRO of North Durham knows commercial fire damage can hurt your business and needs professional assistance to turn it around. Call our emergency response team at (919) 467-0880 for immediate help.

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Water Damage In Your Durham Business Is A Serious Matter Call SERVPRO Right Away

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

When you have a water leak call our trained technicians any time day or night. We want to make the restoration process easy on you.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Office Building in Durham

Water damage affects not only homes in Durham, but also businesses. Water damage can wreak havoc on your office building, and this type of damage needs to be addressed as soon as you discover the issue. If it is left too long, your building can suffer additional problems such as mold growth.

Water damage in your Durham business is a serious matter. It can affect your office’s ability to continue doing business if the disaster is severe enough, so the cleanup needs to begin as soon as possible. SERVPRO is always available to help you get your business back on track so you can run your normal daily operations. You can trust us to do the thorough job you would expect because we have the experience and the expertise need to do so.

Leaks and water damage emergencies in your office can destroy or damage computers and networks, make your phone systems inoperative, plus damage other machines like copiers, fax machines, and additional necessary equipment. If any files are stored on site, hard copies may be wiped out, destroying the vital records of the company such as order histories, employee information, and other records.

You may even have to shut your office down for some days, which can be financially devastating. SERVPRO technicians realize this, so if it is necessary for the building to close while we restore it for you, we strive to do the job thoroughly but quickly. For any standing water, we use truck-mounted pumps to remove it so we can dry your structure out. Depending on the damage, there may be hidden moisture in the walls or under flooring, so we use moisture sensors to find it. It is essential that we dry all the moisture, so mold does not have a chance to grow.

In case of a severe water damage emergency, it is a good idea to have a contingency plan in place. Having a remote location from which to work and having files and records back up lets your company continue to operate until we can clean up the water damage and make the office safe for you and your employees again.

SERVPRO of North Durham wants to help you restore your office building in Gorman, Orange Factory, or Chester so you can get back to work. Call us immediately at (919) 467-0880 when you realize there is an issue and we won’t hesitate in getting to you.

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If Water Is Not Cleaned Up Properly By Professionals It Can Lead To A Mold Infestation In Your Durham Store

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of North Durham remediation technicians a call today for fast solutions for colony removal and damage restoration.

Inadequate Water Cleanup Can Allow Mold In Durham Stores

While it can be stressful enough to have a widespread water loss incident that affects your Durham business, the situation could become even more traumatic if these damages do not get restored correctly. Often shop owners choose to handle drying and water cleanup on their own, which can often result in moisture and dampness persisting out of sight. The danger in this scenario is the possibility of secondary effects developing from the continual dampness such as mold and microbial growth.

With the need to remain available to your customers and their wants with both your operating hours and the stock that you have, mold damage in your Durham clothing store can pose a significant threat to your business in many ways. The first and most glaring of concerns about mold growth developing in your building is the negative health effects that this could allow to both your staff and those exposed to active colonies that enter your store. When a colony gets discovered, you must close your doors to these customers and employees until our SERVPRO remediation specialists can resolve the situation and restore the damage that the spreading organism has caused.

From the time that our experts arrive at your store, you might already have many stock items and articles of clothing that have become exposed to spreading spores and colonization. While many of these items might need to get thrown away to help contain the spread of the colonies, our SERVPRO technicians can work to protect unaffected materials and contents by removing them from the area until the remediation work completes.

Containment can help the situation from getting out of control and allow our remediation professionals a better opportunity to remove active colonies and restore the sustained damage more efficiently. This process involves setting up both physical plastic sheeting barriers and using our equipment like air scrubbers to thwart spores from reaching unexposed areas of your small shop.

Inadequate cleanup of water damage can often result in mold growth, which can threaten both the building and those that enter it. Give our SERVPRO of North Durham remediation technicians a call today for fast solutions for colony removal and damage restoration at (919) 467-0880.

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Avoid Delays When Flooding Damages Your Library in Durham

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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)

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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Restoring Your North Durham Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

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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.