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SERVPRO Goes Room To Room To Fix Water Damage In Durham
Durham Water Cleanup for Drapes and Belongings Are Done by SERVPRO
Durham Water Removal May Require Professional Help
Water damage happens very easily and can affect any room in your home. There are many causes of water damage, including floods or severe weather, a leaking roof, a damaged appliance, a broken pipe, or water from your garden. Because there are so many ways water can harm your home, at times, it may be impossible to tell which room might be affected. Water can get into any room of your home and cause damage and increased risk of mold growth.
No matter where water damage occurs in your Durham home, SERVPRO is on hand to help out. We train our experienced IICRC-certified technicians to deal with a broad range of possible water damage situations.
The remedy in every situation begins by removing as much water as possible. We use floor standing and truck mounted pumps and extraction equipment to get the visible water out of your home before drying begins.
We tackle problems in your family room or den by using dehumidifiers, air movers, and specialty drying techniques to dry out waterlogged sofas, carpets, and even your favorite easy chair. We test for water under floors to make sure no patch is left wet.
If you have a home office full of equipment or vital files and books, do not despair. SERVPRO can liaise with an experienced electronics vendor on your behalf to find out what can be salvaged after a severe water-damaging event. Our technicians can wipe down the casings of electronic devices only. Meanwhile, water damaged files and books are quickly frozen to prevent further damage and then freeze dried using state of the art techniques. These methodologies vary greater, depending on the extent of damage and value of the paper and soft articles and items.
We dry kitchen and laundry room floors using air movers and fans, and we use special equipment to test for hidden damp patches behind appliances or cabinets.
Upstairs, we dry under carpets and beds and send drapes or other soft furnishings to our professional facilities for washing and drying. We remove baseboards and drill holes where necessary to dry behind and under wardrobes and bathroom cabinets, and do not worry – everything is patched up and restored “Like it never even happened.”
Dehumidifiers and air movers can be used in any part of your home to encourage evaporation and reduce the amount of moisture present in the air. We monitor the drying situation at all times and use sensitive testing equipment to ensure every corner of your home is dry.
No matter where water enters your home, SERVPRO of North Durham is on hand to help. Call us at (919) 467-0880 today for assistance.
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Basement Cleanup Exposes Need For Professional Mold Remediation In Durham
Mold Remediation to Cleanup and Keep Out Mold in Durham--Try SERVPRO
SERVPRO is the Logical Solution for Mold Cleanup
Cleanups of the big storage areas in your home are never easy, but some circumstances make the job even more daunting. Uncovering unpleasant surprises like a well-established mold colony are overwhelming, usually bringing the cleanup to a halt. SERVPRO has the highly qualified technicians and cutting edge equipment to take care of a mold problem safely and efficiently.
Your basement is your major storage area, and it is time to do some long-delayed sorting. When you pull the last row of boxes out of a corner, you discover a large area of mold damage. Sitting in your Durham kitchen a few minutes later you decide to weigh your options. You hear so many warnings about mold that you choose to call for professional assistance. We are ready to step in to manage the largest home mold problem within hours of your contacting our office.
SERVPRO assembles a team of workers trained in the specific protocols developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to respond to your needs. You want the mold gone, but the remediation must be done carefully to industry standards for you and your family’s safety, and the well being of our crew, too. Removal of the source of the moisture and water is crucial to a successful remediation.
Our workers don personal protective gear and cordon off the area in the basement where you found mold. We use a negative pressure air scrubber to avoid any particles of the infestation from moving to other areas of your home. Access to your HVAC system should be blocked in the area during our work for the same reason.
The next step is to remove the moldy material. This may include some of the boxes if colonies are growing on the cardboard, a favorite food source for the fungi. We stage the moldy items outside, bagged or covered for proper disposal. The foundation surfaces affected receive an antimicrobial treatment with SERVPRO recommended products, and additional debris on the floor and cross beams are removed with HEPA filter equipped vacuums.
Resist the temptation to complete the sanitizing step as a do it yourself project or to augment our work with an “insurance” application of a homemade anti-mold solution. In particular, stay away from bleach solutions which merely lighten the color of the mold. Over 90 percent water, a bleach spray soaks into cinder block construction and reactivates mold growth.
Mold remediation is a job well done by SERVPRO of North Durham. Give us a call at (919) 467-0880 to arrange for an inspection and development of a plan to remediate your moldy basement.
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Odor Control For Your Durham Home After A Fire
Odor control goes a long way after your Durham home has suffered fire damage.
Even a small fire in your Durham home leaves behind various types of damage to clean up. You not only have to deal with what the flames burned, but you likely have water from the firefighters who helped put the fire out, and you have smoke and soot damage. It is not wise to leave any of it lingering for long before restoration is started, as more damage continues to occur.
Odor control goes a long way after your Durham home has suffered fire damage. At SERVPRO, we have the training and skills necessary to perform odor control thoroughly and correctly so that the smoke odors are no longer present in your home.
Various techniques are used in controlling odors. There are multiple phases to an odor control system. The first phase is called containment. Our goal is to block or contain odor molecules from vaporizing back into the air. We spray a chemical deodorizer onto materials causing the odor. The chemical makes a barrier that slows down or stops odor molecules from evaporation off the source material. We directly spray the smoke residues on charred areas with an odor counteractant using a pump-up sprayer.
The next phase is vapor control. SERVPRO techs counteract odor particles which became airborne before the spraying for containment. We apply products made to release deodorant vapors into the atmosphere. They counteract the malodor vapors they contact in the air. Vapor control is quite effective in fire damage cases.
The last phase of odor control is thermal fogging. We dispense solvent-based deodorants using thermal fogging equipment. They pass through a heated area and are combusted. Combustion breaks the deodorant solution down into very small particles. Because of the small size, the particles can go anywhere the malodor particles are pair with the malodor and neutralize it by changing the chemical composition. Dry fogs quickly penetrate and deodorize because of the small particle size. Most of it evaporates within a few hours. The last thing we do in the fogging procedure is ventilate the treated area.
SERVPRO of North Durham can come quickly after your home has suffered a from a fire. We can clean and repair all the damages for residents in the areas of Bahama, Durham, and Gorman, plus deodorize the smoke odors left behind when you give us a call at (919) 467-0880.
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Durham Properties Get Relief and Recovery Help from SERVPRO after Storm-Induced Harm
SERVPRO Says to Durham Homeowners--Don’t Get Yourself in a Pickle Over Floods—Call Us
Why Families Trust SERVPRO to Mitigate Flood Damage in Durham
Once floodwaters recede from your community, it is common for your neighbors to come back to look at the damage. Much of it seems worse than expected, while sometimes surprises happen, also. Finding small personal items that the flood did not destroy can help you feel a little bit of hope after an extreme disaster.
Giving families hope is why SERVPRO gets called by many families in Durham to mitigate flood damage. We understand the value you place in your home. Making sure that things not only seem safe and secure but are once again “Like it never even happened” means we have done our job well and made conditions livable for another customer. Our skills and training come into play during a crisis like flooding, and we work as a team to get the recovery done as quickly as possible, all while keeping costs as low as we can.
Becoming IICRC-certified in the many areas flood damage requires takes time and dedication. Completing several of these eliminates those who might think our job is an easy one. Not only must we clean up your home, check for safety issues to protect ourselves and our coworkers, but also ensure that the home environment is secure.
Removing debris, including large pieces of materials pushed in as well as broken furniture or ruined belongings, silt, ruined foodstuffs, appliances, mattresses, and carpeting creates small mountains of your previous household items at the curb. SERVPRO prefers to use a dumpster to keep things as orderly as possible, whenever we can, but we understand not all locations have this option. We uncomplicate the process as much as we can, working with both yourself and others outside the home, including agencies and other services and businesses. We have done this work before, and we use our previous networking with others who can assist when you need it most to alleviate the rigors of this situation even further.
SERVPRO of North Durham knows that mitigating flood damage in Bahama, Weaver, and Upland requires more than knowledge and skill – it also requires compassion and perseverance. Our team members have what it takes to help guide you through the initial stages of mitigation and restoration, and getting your family's routine back to normal. Call (919) 467-0880, 24/7, any day of the year.
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Durham Homeowner Needs Emergency Water Extraction, Fast? Call SERVPRO
Rapid Water Extraction Mitigates Damage--That's Why Call SERVPRO
Water Removal for Your Home in Durham
Water damage from your bathtub overflowing in your Durham home can be quite devastating, especially if it went unnoticed at first. Left long enough, and the room below the bathroom could wind up with a collapsed ceiling, making quite the mess of your home.
Once a disaster like this has occurred, you need water removal services for your Durham home and fast. Our SERVPRO technicians waste no time in getting to your residence once you call us for help, and we work thoroughly and quickly to prevent additional damages. It is not difficult to see why SERVPRO is the choice of so many homeowners after a water damage emergency.
Once we arrive at your home, we carefully inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Our primary goal is to mitigate the water damage and restore your home. We first need to pump out any standing water if it is two or more inches deep using a portable, submersible device. SERVPRO techs check walls and floors under the damaged area for water and pump out as necessary.
A moisture meter is used to figure out how badly the water has penetrated floors, walls, carpeting, and ceilings. We also move and block furniture as needed. Water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. If needed, we detach the carpet and extract water from the padding and floor underneath. A majority of the time, the pad needs to be removed and discarded to salvage the carpet with more rapid drying. Drying mats can be placed on hardwood flooring to draw out any residual moisture and water droplets.
Once we have extracted all the excess water possible, we need to dry your structure back out. Air movers are positioned to deliver a rapid airflow over wet surfaces. We base the number of air movers we use in the space based on recommendations from IICRC and experience. Some can produce a heated current which helps to evaporate the moisture swept off objects by the air movement allowing dehumidifiers to then capture and condense this water vapor.
When SERVPRO of North Durham comes to your home in Gorman, Rocky Knoll, or Chester to clean up a water damage emergency, you can trust you are getting a thorough and knowledgeable service. Contact us by dialing (919) 467-0880.
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Why Immediate Response Counts When Restoring Water Damaged Buildings in Durham
We are going to let you know WHY SERVPRO is the best option when you need water damage restoration. Our company is locally owned and operated; thus, we have a better understanding of the area. It means our response is prompt, which plays a significant part in minimizing the restoration costs and lowering the damage. Since water is invasive and requires a short time to spread quickly through your Durham property, we can immediately start the extraction process to stop it from getting absorbed into walls, floors, and furniture.
Irrespective of how small or significant the water damage incident in your Durham property is, one thing is for sure, normal operations cannot continue. You need immediate restoration and cleaning services to return your home to its original condition. By working with our SERVPRO team, you benefit from our 24-hour emergency services - whether it is during the holidays, at night or daytime.
Within minutes, the water may make your colored furniture fabrics start bleeding, which makes stains develop on carpets, walls, floors, and other surfaces in your property. Our team consists of skilled technicians who are highly experienced in cleaning stained surfaces and furnishings, and we have experienced great success when it comes to addressing color bleeding concerns.
Address water events within 24 hours or furniture may start to swell and crack. It is also common to see the wood joints weakening. By using our state of the art equipment, we can dry and clean wood furniture and limit further damage. Lower your chances of mildew growth by allowing our SERVPRO technicians to dry your furnishings quickly. If molds grow, odors and unsightly stains are likely to develop. It means the chances of successful restoration increase when you call our team as soon as the incident takes place.
The goal of SERVPRO of North Durham is to provide efficient and quick water damage restoration and cleaning services to return properties to their earlier state. To learn more about our proven services, call (919) 467-0880 at any time of the day.
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