Recent Storm Damage Posts

SERVPRO Tackles Storm Flood Damage in Durham With Air Movers and Dehumidifiers

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Person standing on hardwood floor after being dried; floor still damp When a storm damaged this home, SERVPRO was there. We are always on call for storm damage remediation.

Our Certified Technicians Assess the Damage and Put Together an Effective Remediation Plan

North Carolina residents know all too well the devastation storms can wreak. A severe storm can damage property, even flip houses, and of course, there is also the issue of flood damage from stormwater. In the event of flood water entering your home, it is a good idea to get in touch with SERVPRO as soon as you can. We have the equipment and skilled technicians on hand to get your home liveable again as quickly as possible.

One important aspect of flood damage remediation in Durham is the drying process. Our teams arrive at the scene equipped to pump floodwater from your house. After we achieve water removal, it is time to turn our attention to drying your home. Fast-drying is vital to prevent further damage or even mold growth on your property. Of course, fast drying is also an essential part of restoring your home so you can continue with your life.

We use two main pieces of equipment for drying your home: dehumidifiers and air movers.

Dehumidifiers for Water Removal Services

Dehumidifiers draw in moisture-saturated air and pass it over cooling coils where it forms condensation, which is collected in drip trays. Air movers encourage evaporation by directing air over wet surfaces. More evaporation means faster drying times.

The number of dehumidifiers needed depends on the amount of moisture in your home, the extent of the damage, and the types of wet materials (porous or nonporous). Our IICRC-certified technicians consider the humidity, nature of the environment, and type and capacity of dehumidifiers at hand to calculate how many dehumidifiers to use.

Water Clean Up with Air Movers

The number and type of air movers we need depend on the kind of wet materials, the extent of water damage, and the room's layout or building. We use a combination of downdraft, centrifugal and low profile air movers for maximum effect.

SERVPRO understands that calculating the position of air movers and dehumidifiers is key to effective drying.

Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 today for help with flood remediation in Durham, Gorman, Rougemont, and the surrounding areas.

When Does Water Removal Happen After Flooding in Durham Homes?

5/5/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

Removing Water and Debris from Flood-Damaged Properties 

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

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

Basement Flood Damage in Rougemont

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

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

Basement Flooding Cleanup After a Flood in Rougemont

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

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

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

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

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

Residential Controlled Demolition Required After Durham Flooding

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

Can Controlled Demolition Help Durham Homes?

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

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

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

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

Preventing Flood Damage to Durham Collegiate Properties

1/31/2021 (Permalink)

cars driving on a flooded road Facing flood damage? Contact our team right away at (919) 467-0880 for water removal and remediation services.

Flooding can compromise the historic buildings that make up local college campuses.

The city of Durham is one of the largest municipalities in North Carolina, with an estimated population reaching 280,000. Part of this growth and the dense population is related to the collegiate properties of the city. Durham is home to one of the most recognized colleges in the country with Duke University. As such, the city has a diverse assortment of cultures, races, and heritages that create a tapestry of Durham County.

Flooding can be a common occurrence in the city, especially with its placement along the Eno River. Rapidly changing weather conditions like hurricanes or severe rainstorms can overwhelm bodies of water and overcome homes and businesses throughout the Piedmont region. The age of the structures on the campuses of local colleges in universities potentially service hundreds of students or more. Flood Damage to Durham buildings can displace undergraduates and faculty until the situation gets resolved.

Recognized Colleges and Universities of Durham

  • Duke University 

With a total student body of nearly 16,000 students every semester, Duke is a very active university that caters to many different majors and potential areas of study. The University is globally recognized as a higher institution responsible for the production of several Nobel Prize winners, highly cited researchers, Rhodes scholars, and laureates. In addition to its service to thousands of students, Duke remains a substantial employer for Durham, providing jobs for nearly 39,000. Duke also remains one of the country's older institutions, first opening its doors as Brown School in 1838 and growing as a predominantly Methodist facility for nearly 200 years.

  • North Carolina Central University 

When combined with Duke University and North Carolina University, NCCU makes up an area known as the Research Triangle. This expanse recognizes the contributions of these institutions to medical and scientific research changing the world. NCCU Has been around since 1910 and is part of the University of North Carolina's educational system since the early 70s to provide more baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Preventing Flood Damage from Destroying Durham Homes

With the population rapidly reaching 300,000 people, there is always water or flood damage that our professionals must address quickly. Through certain portions of the year, storm damage becomes a nearly constant risk for properties in the region. We respond with efficient mitigation solutions, including powerful extraction devices and cleaning strategies.

While flood damage to Durham homes cannot always be entirely prevented, mitigation immediately after these incidents can reduce the total loss customers experience. We have powerful instruments such as wet vacuums and submersible pumps that can overcome standing water to allow our technicians to better assess the property for other damages and structural weaknesses. Each phase of mitigation and restoration is designed to be efficient to get you back in your home as quickly as possible.

Flooding can be a disastrous situation for homes in the area, but our SERVPRO of North Durham team can help when you call (919) 467-0880.

A Storm Caused Flood Damage in Our Area. Where Can Durham Homeowners Seek Help?

10/17/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home If flooding occurs in your property, you need to act fast to minimize the cost of repairing the destruction.

SERVPRO’s Team of Experts in Durham Can Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Affected Properties.

Floodwater seeping into your property after a storm can cause health issues and affect its structural integrity. Fortunately, if you contact a certified restorer like SERVPRO, we can get your Durham property to its pre-damage condition. With our decades of experience and innovative equipment, we can handle the flood damage regardless of its severity.

What happens when flooding occurs in my property?
There is little anyone can do to prevent flood damage from an act of nature. The storm flood damage in your Durham residence can affect different structures and contents. Some of the things that can happen after a flooding incident include:
    •    Drywall can sag and disintegrate
    •    If water sits in the property for an extended period, wood surfaces swell, warp, and rot.
    •    Contamination and delamination of water-soaked carpet
    •    Water can short out electrical systems, causing shock and fire hazards as well as damage to electronics.

How does one identify mold damage?
Mold growth occurs both indoors and outdoors. It grows in damp areas like the bathroom or basement:
    •    It can be green, brown, purple, or black.
    •    It has an earthy, musty smell, which indicates its presence even if it is not visible.
    •    The affected area can be slippery.

Since mold produces spores in the air, it can cause health issues to the property’s residents if ignored for an extended period.

How do technicians remove contaminated floodwater?
Floodwater, often referred to as black or category three water, may contain many contaminants. This is the reason why it is vital to hire professional restorers to handle the cleanup process. Restring your home as quickly as possible is also vital to reduce the overall damage. Our restorers have access to various high-tech equipment that help us to restore flooded homes. We can use self-priming trash pumps to pump out the water. Our team can also clean and decontaminate your home to eliminate potential chemical, environmental or biological contaminants the floodwater brought.

Our SERVPRO team can also dry and dehumidify your home to ensure no moisture remains. Airflow is an essential tool for drying. We ensure that air movers provide a continuous flow of air across all damp surfaces. It can be challenging to get your property back to its preloss state after flood damage. However, with the help of our professional restoration team, we can restore your house within a brief period.

If flooding occurs in your property, you need to act fast to minimize the cost of repairing the destruction. Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

What Happens If My Drapes Are Heavily Soiled After Flood Damage In Durham?

8/5/2020 (Permalink)

interior of the house flooded with water If you are concerned about soiled drapes after flooding, do not despair.

What Can SERVPRO Do For Heavily Soiled Drapes In Durham?

Residents in Durham hope they will never fall victim to storm damage on their property, but there is no guarantee. If you cannot guarantee that water will not enter your home, the next best thing is knowing there is a remediation company you can trust.

Flood damage in Durham can leave textiles such as carpets or drapes soaked through and heavily soiled. Homeowners might find themselves worried about the state of their curtains and wondering if they are facing a huge dry cleaning bill, or even the need to toss them away.

Can SERVPRO help fix heavily soiled drapes?

Thankfully yes – we train our technicians in various textile cleaning methods, including methods well-suited to heavily soiled items. Our team will assess your curtains and test the fibers before deciding which cleaning method to use.

What are the best cleaning methods for heavy soiling?

Three of the best cleaning methods for heavily soiled drapes include:

    •    Hot water extraction is ideal for moderately soiled material and uses an upholstery machine to quickly flush out heavy soils and a dry vacuum for maximum effect
    •    Deluxe pre-condition and rinse is ideal for moderate to heavy soiling and uses a pre-conditioning solution for a deeper clean
    •    Showcase is our most aggressive wet cleaning method and is ideal for heavy soiling – it uses a two-step shampoo and rinse process

These three techniques are all wet cleaning methods. We also train our technicians in dry cleaning techniques, for drapes that are not suitable for wet cleaning.

What else can SERVPRO help with?

Our teams can help with much more than just cleaning your drapes. We can also:

    •    Clean carpets and other furniture and upholstery
    •    Test for moisture levels in carpets and inside walls
    •    Remove and replace damaged drywall
    •    Take steps to remove mold if needed after flood damage

Our cleaning process includes drying and deodorizing, to leave your home fresh, dry, and pleasant to live in once more. We can even help you move items out of your home, and back again if needed.

If you are concerned about soiled drapes after flooding, do not despair. Call SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880.

How Quickly Does Storm Damage Become Catastrophic In Durham?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

Lifebuoy floating on kitchen SERVPRO of North Durham is part of your community and ready to help.

Storm Damage to your Durham Home Can Become Catastrophic Quickly, so Call a Restoration Service As Soon as Possible!

Storms in the Durham area can cause devastation of varying degrees, leaving homeowners in need of help to bring life back to normal. Some consequences are evident and require specialized construction workers, but protecting your belongings and the inside of your home is a job for a water restoration technician capable of applying the latest in technology to your home. A thorough cleanup process can help prevent problems in the future.

Flood damage in Durham due to a storm is a job for our certified technicians at SERVPRO. Our experience prepares us to handle the toughest situations and make informed decisions regarding the restoration process. As we assess the damage in your home, we can make preliminary decisions about items we need to remove to protect your health and about the equipment we need to restore other surfaces. In most cases, we remove porous surfaces such as upholstery and carpets due to the bacteria and debris stormwater brings into your home.

How can I sanitize after a storm?

If you are already thinking of sanitizing your home, you are in good shape. It is not uncommon to find homeowners who focus solely on water extraction and fail to address microorganisms brought in by the flood. However, our SERVPRO team knows that the final stage in a successful cleanup process is disinfecting and sanitizing your home. To reach every corner of your home to the best of our ability, we make use of the following treatments:

    •    Ultra-Low Volume Foggers which sprays a fine mist throughout your home to neutralize airborne bacteria
    •    Thermal Foggers provide a thicker fog which helps deodorize your home
    •    Ozone generator which helps disinfect and purify the air

SERVPRO of North Durham is part of your community and ready to help. When disaster strikes, you can trust our staff to give you an honest and educated assessment of the damage and a solution to your problems. Call us at (919) 467-0880 and let us have an active role in leaving your home “Like it never even happened.”

Can My Walls Be Saved After Storm Damage In Durham?

6/16/2020 (Permalink)

Water damaged wall If you don’t act quickly, water damage in your home can escalate.Contact our experienced SERVPRO team right away.

SERVPRO Can Restore and Repair Damaged Walls in Your Durham Home Professionally and Efficiently.

Storms can wreak havoc on Durham homes, causing flooding and destruction to the interior of your home. Structural damage is a risk when this happens. Our IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) technicians provide immediate mitigation to repair and restore your residence from storm damage. 

Why do I need professional services?

Flood damage in Durham that gets inside the home and hits the structure hard needs water mitigation fast. In certain flood situations replacing the drywall is all that may be necessary. This is not the case in a severe flood caused by heavy storms. In states with high humidity, the moisture in the air adds to the overall moisture. It is figured in with the moisture from the flood when assessing what needs accomplishing. Floodwater carries contaminants that need to be addressed. If left unchecked, the following may occur:

  • Mold
  • Structural damage spreads
  • Spread of viral or bacterial contamination 

Preventing Further Damage

 SERVPRO stops flood damage in its tracks. Moisture sensors detect invisible moisture. To keep wetness from spreading, the technicians will make flood cuts six inches above the water damage. If the damage is severe enough, controlled demolition may be required. Water extraction, either with truck pumps or portable pumps remove water. Impacted wall cavities get dried using air movers. Dehumidifiers further help dry out the walls and air. Repairing the walls come next:

  • Clean and decontaminate surfaces
  • Treat carpets with antimicrobials
  • Replace walls
  • Repaint walls 
  • Leave it “Like it never even happened.”

 While it seems like everything is damaged beyond hope from floodwaters in most cases, that is not true. Our IICRC technicians are Faster To Any Size Disaster. We repair and restore wall and structural damage left in the wake of floodwaters.

Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for flood damage help today.

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4 Ways To Quicken Storm Recovery

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Wooden floor wet and with mold growth due to floodwaters Storm damage in Rocky Knoll, NC

4 Ways To Quicken Storm Recovery

If your home in Rocky Knoll, NC, takes on floodwaters, you will want to act quickly to contain the damage to a home. Flood insurance may help pay for some of the expenses, but quick action can limit those expenses, improve safety for you and your family members, and result in a faster recovery. Fortunately, several actions you take will accelerate the cleanup process.

1. Don't Wait for Insurance. To have work done on your home after a storm or flood don't wait for the insurance adjuster to inspect your home or approve repairs. Instead, be sure to document all work and all damages in writing and with photos. With flood damage, the longer you wait for cleanup the more likely expenses will rise.
2. Do Call for Help. Flood waters in your home need to be removed quickly. The waters should be considered contaminated and dangerous to human health and to property. A qualified storm mitigation company has the experience and equipment to remove dirty water from your house. Trained technicians will clean the home in accordance with the highest standards and will arrive Faster to any size disaster. A professional company will help you coordinate claims with your flood insurance provider.
3. Do Limit Mold Damage. Water damage can also lead to mold growth in a home. The longer you wait the more likely mold will spread throughout a home and even infiltrate the HVAC system. Mold has the ability to spread in as little as 48 hours after a flood, making quick action even more critical.
4. Don't Hold Off on Cleanup. The longer you allow water to soak into a home, the more damage it causes and the more expenses you will face. Whether or not you have flood insurance, it is always smart to minimize expenses and speed up recovery. It will allow you to get back into your home and resume your life.

Tips on Conducting a Commercial Roof Inspection

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

New white rain gutter on a roof with Drainage System, Stone Coated Metal tile, Plastic Siding Soffits and Eaves Inspect the roofs drainage system

A well-maintained roof will protect your commercial property in Orange Factory, NC from storm and wind damage. To avoid a roof leak, it’s wise to inspect the roof’s surface periodically. There is no set frequency for inspections, but a general rule of thumb is twice per year. Inspecting in the spring before the hot rays of summer, and again in the fall to prepare for the harsh winter weather, is the best plan. Let’s look at some smart roof inspection tips.

Inspect the Roof’s Drainage System

Leaves, branches, and other debris can clog the drains and gutters. When harsh storms and heavy rains come, this can cause a roof leak. There are a few areas that need attention.

  • Check the roof drains and remove any debris.
  • Look for cracks and repair them right away.
  • Remove dirt and leaves from the gutters.
  • Inspect and repair any damage or cracks.
  • Look for standing water near the gutters and drains. If unclogging the drainage system doesn’t eliminate the problem, call a repair person to investigate.

Check the Roof Covers and Flashing

Brush away debris from the roof cover or shingles. Inspect for loose, damaged or missing materials.
Look for loose or missing flashing around the roof’s equipment and along the perimeter of the roof. Replace or repair the materials.

Inspect the Air Conditioning Units

Check the units and panels to ensure they are mounted securely and look for damage that needs attention. Inspect any additional equipment on the roof as well.

Check Skylights and Roof Hatches

Look for leaks and cracks in skylights and have them repaired.
Ensure that roof hatches have no missing screws or other materials and keep the hatches locked.

Trees around the perimeter of the building should also be trimmed to reduce the risk of branches and leaves clogging drains and causing damage.
You can reduce the risk of a roof leak if you conduct a routine roof inspection of your property.

Our Full-Service Restoration Team Is Available 24/7 In Durham

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment inside a home drying the floor after storm damage hit Our drying equipment worked to finish the first phase of this storm damage restoration service. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Moisture Affects On Insulation In Your Durham Area Home

Moisture intrusions on your Durham property often lessen the insulating power of insulation. Insulation typically requires replacement in a variety of situations. Of course, it also depends on the type of insulation you have installed. You should always check your wall insulation, especially when the water level rises above the sill plate or rains down from above. 

When dealing with flood damage in your Durham area home, make sure that your restoration team understands how to identify and address insulation problems that may occur. You want to have access to technicians with Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), years of experience, and all of the tools and resources required to provide you with quality results.

At SERVPRO, we find that having experience in dealing with a variety of insulation types is an absolute must. Fiberglass insulation is made of non-porous materials and may not lose its insulating power permanently if dried correctly. Cellulose and Rockwool insulations on the other hand, typically mat when wet. You should be ready to replace insulation in most cases, as it is typically more cost-effective to replace than restore. 

Water can also affect an insulation’s “R” value, or fire resistance, and the antimicrobial qualities of cellulosic materials. Rockwool also has metal in it that can rust when wet. Fiberglass insulation does not always remain restorable. The age of the material and amount or length of saturation play a significant role. Vapor barriers on your insulation can slow down the drying process. 

While drying insulation within fully-enclosed walls or ceilings can be difficult, SERVPRO technicians have access to specialized equipment and drying methods to get the job done. Our services often prevent mold growth and the development of secondary damages that can affect your living environment significantly. 

Drying wall cavities requires proper ventilation. SERVPRO technicians can remove baseboards and drill holes between each stud, using air movers and attachments to force air through these holes into the wall cavities to increase evaporation. With an excess of moisture present, we can remove small areas of drywall, and limit any losses you might experience.

Call SERVPRO of North Durham to gain access to full-service flood damage restoration professionals throughout Gorman, Rougemont, and the Bahama areas 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. (919) 467-0880

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Steps to Drying Your Durham Home After Flood Damage

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

A set of stairs with water flowing down them. We can step you right into a clean and waterless Durham home, after your flood damage.

SERVPRO knows the steps to take during you flood damage clean up in Durham.

It is devastating to experience a flooding disaster in your home. There is an inherent danger in floodwaters because they usually contain harmful pathogens and household chemicals. Your home’s building structure can weaken after a severe flood, and the floors and walls can cave in. Fortunately, quickly handling the problem helps minimize the extent of the damage and makes repair and cleanup easier. 

After experiencing flood damage in your Durham home, the priority is staying safe. You may be forced to leave the house if the flooding is severe. When you return, turn off the electrical power and wear protective gear like gloves and rubber boots to avoid coming into contact with the hazardous materials that the floodwater may have brought into your home. 

Before removing the water or making repairs, document the damage fully for your insurance company by taking photos or videos. Digital versions are ideal because you can store them electronically, and copying them is easy.

To dry your home effectively, it is advisable to work with professionals who have expertise in restoring homes after a natural disaster. The flood damage cleanup experts from SERVPRO can help you restore your house to its pre-incident condition by removing the water, returning humidity to normal and drying the affected areas.

Our crew assesses the structures and contents in a home before beginning the remediation process. We determine what is salvageable and unsalvageable. We dispose of items that have been badly damaged. Our crew can properly document any unsalvageable things and file the details directly with your insurance firm for replacement. If the flooding was severe, we can remove the flooring, drywall, and insulation to prevent mold growth. Mold can grow within twenty-four to forty-eight hours after a flood, therefore the need to act quickly before it spreads.

At SERVPRO, we use scientific approaches for water removal and cleanup of flood-damaged buildings. Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRT) use powerful pumps to remove all the standing water from a home. We also use sophisticated drying equipment like:

  •       Air movers – They offer high-velocity airflow that speeds up the drying process. These devices improve air circulation to enhance evaporation and minimize drying times.
  •       Dehumidifiers – They regulate humidity by eliminating extra water vapor from the air, creating living conditions which are unwelcoming to mold.

We create a balanced drying system, meaning that dehumidifying equipment can remove as much moisture from the air as the air moving equipment is putting in. We also monitor and document the entire drying process. Our technicians use moisture meters and moisture sensors to check if there is any moisture in the ceilings, flooring, and walls. If there is moisture, we come up with an all-inclusive drying plan to eliminate it effectively.

When floodwaters have entered your residence, SERVPRO of North Durham can help you in removing the water, cleaning up and drying the affected areas. Call us today at (919) 467-0880 for a rapid restoration process. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Professionals Discuss The Dangers Of Flash Flooding In Durham

7/29/2019 (Permalink)

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Risks Of Flash Flooding In Durham Homes

Flash flooding is one of the most destructive forces that can affect Durham residents, primarily because of the sudden onset of the emergency and the number of properties that can become affected simultaneously by the powerful wave. As many homeowners likely pursue DIY restoration tactics, it is crucial to know the present risks with natural disasters like flash flooding and several inches of standing water in your property.

Our SERVPRO professionals would urge all uncertified restorers to use caution when addressing flood damage in a Durham home. Especially in situations where natural flooding has occurred and compromised multiple properties throughout the neighborhood, it is imperative to take the right precautions as you work to begin water removal and drying strategies. Water in these situations should get treated as contaminated, and the appropriate protocols and disinfection practices should be in effect.

As you might expect, flash floodwater can enter and spread through your home quickly. With little to no warning, you should attempt to grab irreplaceable and invaluable items only if it is still safe to do so. Once water makes the flooring no longer visible, it is not advisable to get into the water – even with rubber boots and protective equipment on your body. Even our SERVPRO professionals would exercise caution in how contaminated floodwater got managed, starting with prioritization of extraction and drying.

Apart from the potential collection of bacteria, decomposing materials and carcasses, and even sewage, you should remove standing water before entering it because:

    •    You can risk electrical shock if live wires or electronics have come into contact with the water rising in the house.
    •    Debris could have sharp edges and points, which can cut or puncture the restorer – even with protective gear.
    •    Heightened chance of infestations with reptiles and rodents, both of which can create additional stress for unprepared homeowners.

Flash flooding incorporates water from multiple sources and areas, presenting an impossible situation for determining contaminants and risks. No matter how severe the situation, you can count on the expertise of our SERVPRO of North Durham team to help, or to help you with information to do the job safely. Give our professionals a call anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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We Discuss The Crucial Steps Of Mitigating Flood Damage In Your Durham Home

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Call (919) 467-0880 whenever you need professionals who understand the mitigation process and can erase flood damage from your property.

Important Steps Of Mitigating Flood Damage In Durham Properties

As soon as the water recedes from flooded areas in Durham, SERVPRO knows it is time to start mitigating the damage so people and businesses can get back to their usual activities. Many drastic differences come about when a home sits under water, no matter how high that water rises or for how short a period the incident lasts.

SERVPRO wants to assure residents that our extensive training gives us unique insight into mitigating flood damage in Durham, making it possible to restore your home “Like it never even happened.” Our teams use standardized and internationally accepted methods that give you the results you need after a disaster.

We use small extraction units to get the water out of enclosed spaces. Wherever possible, we use buckets, too, as this brings more team members into this preliminary aspect of the job. The goal is to get your house dried out and as quickly as possible while remaining efficient as we can. Doing so saves you money while getting your property back to livable condition. This goal remains a factor throughout the time we work on your home.

Drying your home requires our air movers, plus desiccant machines. Dehumidifiers remove the water vapor that fills the air as rapidly as our machines pull it out of your home’s framework and damp structures. While we have these machines running, we also work on cleaning the debris from the property.

Removing what the flood brought in includes removing silt and other sediments from your floors, as well as damaged carpets, composite flooring, and other coverings. We cut out damaged sections of your walls, which can help air movers dry the uppermost sections of these walls’ interiors. As we do this, we also apply disinfectants. This can happen with both sprays for isolated areas or misting with a fogger to treat larger surfaces evenly and quickly.

As SERVPRO workers engage in these and other activities, we also use monitoring devices that show the progress of your house. Drying too quickly can cause problems, just as leaving moisture inside a property can increase the amount of damage.

Cleaning residues from surfaces before spraying the area with disinfectant helps the chemicals work more effectively, decreasing the possibility of cross-contamination. Before your family moves back home, everything becomes clean, dry, and safe again.

SERVPRO of North Durham’s service area includes Weaver, Upland, and Chester. Call (919) 467-0880 whenever you need professionals who understand the mitigation process and can erase flood damage from your property.

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Our Flood Damage Technicians Discuss Our Black Water Procedure For Your Durham Home

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Black water emergencies require specialist training and remediation procedure.

Black Water Flood Damage Procedure For Durham Homeowners

Contaminated flood waters can pose a severe risk to your health and require special cleaning procedures from a dedicated professional. A scenario involving contaminated water- also known as black water- could be the result of an external situation like road overflow or an internal one like a backed up open sewer point. Both types require personal protective equipment (PPE) to remediate damages safely.

Homeowners who need help with flood damage in Durham can rely on our out of hours technicians for assistance. On arrival, SERVPRO can immediately get to work securing the job site. Securing the site involves eliminating safety hazards as well as containing the area of damage by setting up physical barriers. Once the quarantine zone is established, only persons wearing appropriate PPE like full-body suits, respirators, and eye protection can enter.

The first step in dealing with a contained black water emergency is to disinfect the site thoroughly. SERVPRO provides technicians with a full range of EPA registered disinfectants. Using shovels, we can begin to remove debris as well as standing silts from the property. Since some of these materials may be considered biohazardous waste, our technicians handle the removal, packaging, and disposal of waste from start to finish.

Contaminated water migrates rapidly so thoroughly drying excess water from carpets using industrial grade extractors is the next step. Once your SERVPRO technician is satisfied that all harmful waste is removed and the area adequately dried, we can conduct a thorough safety inspection to decide which materials are salvageable and which are not.

Generally speaking, a black water flood situation means that the majority of items must be replaced rather than restored. Non-porous structural contents can be pressure washed and disinfected onsite. Porous items like carpets, pads, or other fabrics are usually considered non-salvageable so must be disposed of in line with state and federal guidelines. At the end of service, we can speed up drying using dehumidifiers and dispose of debris at an approved waste disposal site.

Black water emergencies require specialist training and remediation procedure. Contact SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 now.

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After A Tropical Storm Damages Your Durham Home Call Our Experts Right Away!

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

You can count on us to help restore your property completely.

Tropical Storms That Can Flood Durham Homes

Tropical storms and hurricanes are unfortunate circumstances that affect homes and businesses throughout our Durham region. With the severity of these storm systems as they pass through, structural damage could result on account of strong winds and torrential rainfall. Damages to roofs, windows, siding, and even indirect damage like falling trees can give a clear pathway for disasters like flooding to begin. Water intrusion is almost impossible for homeowners to contend with on their own, so getting the right professional personnel to the scene quickly can help to reduce the overall damages your property experiences.

Contending with storm and flood damage in your Durham home starts with a fast response from our SERVPRO professionals. With an entire contracting division on our team to offer temporary emergency repairs in these damaging circumstances, we can help to stop the flow of water into your property with boarding and tarping services. While these same contractors work to fully restore and repair the damages to your home following mitigation, this can allow our professionals to get to work on extraction and drying inside of the house.

With so many structural weaknesses that can follow substantial storms passing through the area, flooding can quickly become a widespread situation for multiple homes. Our readiness for these circumstances can help us to address these damaging conditions in several locations simultaneously. We have a growing Green Fleet of service vehicles and are part of a Large Loss Recovery Team that can address even substantial loss incidents without delays.

We know that every customer values their property and wants the best possible restoration solutions when flooding begins. Our SERVPRO team arrives with state-of-the-art recovery tools to help remove standing water and to address saturation of construction materials and structural elements with our initial visit.

No matter when severe weather incidents occur in our area, you can confidently know that our SERVPRO of North Durham team is standing by for any damaging effects that this system can cause. You can count on us to help restore your property completely. Give us a call anytime you need us at (919) 467-0880.

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

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Floodwater can quickly deteriorate your household items and even the structure of your home. Call our certified team for water removal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Preparing Your Durham Home For A Flood Is Beneficial

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Creating an emergency plan for your family helps you to stay organized when things have become chaotic.

Preparing Your Durham Home For Potential Flooding

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Durham is here to help return your home back to preloss condition!

Repairing your Home and Possessions after Flood Damage in Durham

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Flood Damage Mitigation Makes it Possible to Move Back Home in Durham

8/26/2018 (Permalink)

Flood damage can seem insurmountable. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Provides Thorough Remediation After Flooding in Your Home

Eliminating the hazards in your Durham home when a disaster affects its condition keeps your family safe from injury and illness. At SERVPRO, we take your family's comfort and health very seriously as we work on your home. We know that microbes and parasites carried into your home, as well as other debris, can continually cause concerns and problems, so we remove these as quickly as we can.
When a SERVPRO crew arrives at your home, we start by taking a thorough assessment of the flood damage in Durham affecting your home. Some situations, such as carpeting, require the removal of materials before we proceed to additional steps in the mitigation process. Carpeting and its underlying padding become so contaminated during a flood, that removal of more porous floor coverings becomes necessary to protect the home and its occupants from the lingering effects of flooding. Microbes only require a small amount of moisture to remain viable and capable of causing severe illnesses.
Because of the ability of carpet and padding to hang on to and trap moisture, flood-damaged carpeting can make drying out your home, and its overall restoration, take much longer than needed. Removing these two pieces of your home's interior facilitates more rapid drying of the flooring underneath while keeping the air from absorbing any evaporated water previously held in the carpet's fibers.
Silt and washed-in sediment can also harbor germs throughout your residence's interior. We use specially angled brushes to sweep this out of cracks and crevices, away from the fine grooves and indentations of brick and concrete, and anywhere else silt might get stuck and that our vacuums need a boost. Some of these brushes contain very stiff bristles, so we always choose with care to avoid damaging softer materials.
Removing everything from carpet and padding to excess moisture and debris helps get your property ready for our ventilation and drying machinery. We use moisture detectors to ensure our work progresses correctly, as well as help us detect any hidden pockets of water or moisture that might cause damage to your property in the way of mold growth or damage from water. The longer water can hide inside your home from a flood, the more likely these problems become.
SERVPRO of North Durham continues to assist families in Upland, Weaver, and Chester when disasters like flood damage make their houses uninhabitable. Calling us at (919) 467-0880 can make everything “Like it never even happened” so you can move your family back home soon.

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Acting Quickly to Limit Flood Damages in Your Durham Home

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Advices to Have Flood Insurance to Protect Your Durham Property

SERVPRO Says We're Faster To Any Size Disaster--Call for Storm Damage Help

The unpredictable weather of the spring and summer months throughout the Durham area can leave your home a little worse for the wear. As possible as it is for your home to sustain damages all at once that can lead to emergency conditions, more often, these damages are slow and happen over years of wear. Once enough roof or siding damage has occurred, these elements fail at their weakest points and allow for water penetration.

While this might not always lead to flood damages in your Durham residence, a significant storm with a hard run off or torrential rainfall could flood your home over a brief period. Depending on where your house sustained the storm damages that allowed the penetration, various areas of your residence could have to face this high volume of water. Your best solution is to reach out to our SERVPRO restoration team immediately.

Not only does your insurance company require the assessment of a professional to finalize claims to pay for restoration work on your house, this same assessment can help you to better understand the damage that your home has sustained throughout the flooding for yourself. This inspection details the areas of your home that require the most attention, what equipment is necessary, and also what contents and structural components within your house have become irreparably damaged.

Our SERVPRO professionals also work as quickly as possible to mitigate the damages to your home to prevent them from getting worse. Even amid the inspection process, which can be an involved step, mitigation must begin right away to keep the cost of the restoration down and unsalvageable damage to a minimum.

There is no way to prepare for a flood occurring within your home adequately, but with the right professional assistance, you do not have to be on your own to clean up the mess and restore the damages. Depend on our SERVPRO of North Durham team of restoration specialists. Give our emergency response team a call at the first sign of water damage at (919) 467-0880.

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Understanding Some Aspects of Flood Restoration In Your Durham Home

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Stormwater Removal and Drying in Durham Needed? The Solution is SERVPRO

Durham Property Owners Look to SERVPRO for Storm Damage Mitigation

For as much potential hazards that could affect your Durham home, many homeowners opt for extensive coverage for their insurance to satisfy all of these possible problems. While you might get covered, when disaster strikes, seeing the kind of damage that nature can do to your property can leave you speechless. Fortunately, professional restoration services can help you to overcome any of the obstacles standing between the current conditions and a fully restored homestead.

One of the most commonly added options for insurance for homes in the Durham area is flooding. With the severe weather systems that can pass through the region with little warning, many homes are in the lower lying areas where flooding can readily occur. The trouble is, many homeowners do not realize that their houses are susceptible to these floodwaters until the damage has already occurred. By this point, you have to look for quick repairs and home restoration to overcome this present damage and prevent it from happening again in the immediate future.

When our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home following a storm initiated flood, our priority is to seal off the areas of vulnerability (when possible) to prevent the same issue from happening again. The solution may be as fundamental as using hydraulic cement to patch over holes and cracks in the mortar joints in the blockwork. However, there are other times where this process requires more intricate action to prevent further water penetration.

Extraction is the next step, as pooling water can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your home. Water removal, executed by our skilled IICRC certified technicians using industry-leading equipment, is key to storm damage mitigation. In some cases, flood cuts by our SERVPRO technicians, this is the removal of drywall or paneling allowing for thorough drying of the inside of wall cavities. This process also quickly removes excess moisture from these saturated construction materials reducing the overall drying time.

This introduction to the flood restoration work that our SERVPRO of North Durham professionals do might be brief and concise, but it can show you how quickly we work to ensure that your home gets protected from further damage. Our team is available 24/7 to help you through any emergency that you face. Give us a call anytime at (919) 467-0880.

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Take the Right Decisions When You Experience Flood Damage in Durham

3/11/2018 (Permalink)

Coming back to a flooded home after a storm can certainly knock the wind out of your sails. Contact SERVPRO quickly for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Efficiently Remediates Your Property After a Flooding Event

Flood damage incidents can cause major setbacks to your business or home, and they call for urgency whenever they take place. Despite the apparent disruption and stress, you need to act quickly and reduce the negative impact that such events bring along. If you reside in Durham, you need to work with a restoration service provider to regain your lost sense of security.

Usually, seen and unseen challenges result after a flood damage event in Durham, and that is what our SERVPRO technicians help to point out. We use state of the art equipment, and that is what makes our work easy. For instance, we can use hygrometers and moisture detectors when assessing the extent of the moisture damage. Once everything is clear, we let you know all the scope of our work as we work towards restoring your property to its preloss state.

If the interiors of a building remain damp for some time, there are chances that bacteria and mold can reproduce and grow, which raises concerns about health effects. To avoid such, our SERVPRO technicians dry your property by using air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers - either desiccant, refrigerant and Low Grain Refrigerant. As an example, LGR dehumidifiers draw in wet air from the surrounding and draw out dry and warm air, thus enhancing the rate of drying.

Cleaning is equally essential using the restoration process, and we use detergents that have antimicrobial capabilities to do the job. Since at some point we may have to open cupboards, doors and other places, we advise you to store items like heirlooms, jewelry, and guns. Though our SERVPRO technicians pay attention to detail when restoring your property, we are always ready to attend to any overlooked items and areas, should you discover some during the final walk-through.

SERVPRO of North Durham is an experienced industry leader in storm, mold, fire and flood damage restoration. Call us at (919) 467-0880 when you face any size of disaster if you want your property to appear like it never overflowed or like it was never dirty.
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Restoration Technicians Repair Flood Damage in Gorman After the Storm

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

One common cause of storm damage is when the area floods and water leaks into your home.

Rely on SERVPRO When a Storm Leaves Your Home Damaged

Recently, mother nature has proven that she can be a little cruel sometimes. Giant storms have been occurring more often to the point where nobody is 100% safe. No matter what type of storm it is, if/when it hits your Gorman neighborhood, damage to your home is always a possibility. All of the most devastating types of storms including hurricanes, tornadoes, and thunderstorms bring with them high wind speeds and lots of rain.

Once the bad weather passes, it is a good idea to have the pros inspect your home for any damage. SERVPRO has years of experience with flood damage in Gorman. Sometimes damage caused by a storm is noticed even inside the house. Other times mother nature's wrath can damage your roof or exterior of your house, and you may not realize it until it has caused extensive damage to the interior of your home.

A common cause of damage in a storm is when the area gets flooded, and water starts to leak into the house. Alternatively, a branch could blow into your house and poke a hole in your wall or roof right in the middle of a torrential downpour of rain. Once an excessive amount of water gets inside your home, the damage must be quickly mitigated before the water causes more problems in the house.

Shortly after every big storm, our water damage crews at SERVPRO respond to a number of houses that suffer storm damage. As soon as a restoration crew shows up at the house, their first mission is to determine the source of the water and try to stop it from flowing into the house. Next, the crew uses an advanced water extraction system to pull as much of the moisture out of the house as possible.

Depending on the severity of the damage, extracting the water and stopping the source may not be enough. Our certified technicians use moisture sensors to see how wet the drywall or wood in the area got. If moisture levels are still too high after all of the water has been extracted, the next phase is drying. Our mitigation team uses air movers and dehumidifiers in the area of damage to dry out the wood and carpet before any mold has a chance to grow.

As long as storm damage is assessed by professionals promptly, the havoc wreaked upon your home will not get worse. If you think there is even a chance that the last storm damaged your house, contact us at SERVPRO of North Durham at (919) 467-0880 for 24/7 assistance.

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Water and Electricity Safety After Flood Damage in Your Durham Home

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to Safely Remove Water from Your Durham Property When Electricity May Be a Hazard

SERVPRO Works Safely in Storm Affected Properties

We usually think about floods regarding tropical storms or being near big rivers and surges. However, you may not necessarily be safe in Durham. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and they can occur in several different ways, including heavy rains. When floodwaters enter your home, they have the potential to do a great deal of damage to your belongings and structure.
Flood damage in your Durham home needs to be taken care of as soon as possible by professional remediation specialists. Contacting us at SERVPRO is the smart thing to do, as we can arrive quickly at your home with the right equipment and the knowledge needed to do the job thoroughly and correctly.
Various hazards can present themselves in a flood damage emergency, which includes electrical ones. Water conducts electricity, so mixing the two can be disastrous. Electrical hazards can potentially be anywhere on the job site, as floods can cause water to enter the wiring system.
The first thing SERVPRO staff checks is the power distribution box. We turn off all circuit breakers. If only part of your home is affected, we turn the circuits off for the areas which are damaged. If water is inside wall cavities or electrical outlets, this step is especially important. We may even need to have a licensed electrician to do an inspection.
Sometimes we may need to turn off the power source where it enters your home. The power can be turned off at a meter found outside. Turning off the source of power at a meter could require assistance from the local power provider or utility company. We use a generator if the electrical system is considered unsafe at this point and no other form of power is available.
In a wet environment, using electrical equipment to clean up the mess requires using Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. We always ensure the ground plugs are unbroken and cords have no cuts, frays, or nicks.
SERVPRO of North Durham wants to ensure that our staff and your family are safe during the remediation process, which is why we follow these safety precautions when it comes to electricity and water. If you reside in the areas of Bahama, Orange Factory, or Gorman and experience a flood emergency, you can rest assure in knowing this when you call us at (919) 467-0880 for help.

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Restoration Of Your Home After Flood Damage Overtakes Durham

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding from natural sources can impose hardships on homeowners no matter where it happens.

Your Home After A Flood

Flooding from natural sources can impose hardships on homeowners no matter where it happens. Durham residents might see problems when Falls Lake overflows, or from hurricane-related storms. Flooding can occur in an instant and then take months for property owners to repair and restore.

When weather plays a heavy hand and floods areas of Durham, flood damage affects more than the family home. Life seems to focus on restoring the damaged home instead of normal living activities. Work can also suffer tremendously while adults attempt to compensate for the time now spent on replacing children's belongings, reassuring them that everything can go back to how they remember, and a multitude of other activities that sap energy but suddenly become extremely important.

Our technicians understand how difficult everything seems to become after a disaster. We help families affected by flooding and other disasters every day. SERVPRO employees receive training that helps them earn certificates from the IICRC.

The studying and coursework behind these certificates include:
    •    Microorganisms and how they live and function.
    •    How materials inside a home become damaged in different situations and the best ways to counteract that damage via restoration and repair techniques or closely matched replacement materials.
    •    The best methods for working in various situations so that we always remain out of the way while continuing the restoration processes required.

The process involved in making your home “Like it never even happened” after a flood can entail a broad range of activities. Each one is important and performing it helps your home come closer toward total restoration. Drying out, thorough cleaning, removal of earthy debris and garbage, elimination of viable microbes, and disposal of items destroyed by flood waters either through contamination or contact with the water can take time to accomplish. Because SERVPRO employees work as a team, we reduce the amount of time it takes from the time we arrive to when we complete the final details of the restoration work on your family's home.

Regardless of the severity of flood damage affecting your neighborhood, SERVPRO of North Durham has the tools, equipment, skills, and experience to restore your family's residence quickly and professionally. Contact us at (919) 467-0880 any hour of the day or night so we can begin assessing the damage and rectifying the situation.

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When Flooding from Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Nicole hits Wake County and Durham County, SERVPRO is ready!

12/13/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Raleigh, Wake Forest, North Durham specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When Hurricane Matthew hits Wake & Durham Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 919-790-1222