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Removing Bathroom Exhaust Fan Fire Damage in Raleigh

5/22/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Electrical Fire Damage Restoration

Exhaust fans are one of the fixtures many Raleigh homeowners can unintentionally overlook during their maintenance tasks. However, various changes in condition, especially without regular inspection, can leave these devices vulnerable to ignition. Excess dust can overheat the motor more quickly, for example. These fires can leave behind overwhelming amounts of soot that, when combined with moisture, can corrode metals and leave behind hard-to-remove stains.

Raleigh SERVPRO fire damage restoration covers everything from HVAC inspection and soot removal to structural repairs and deodorization. Repairs and mitigation are performed per SERVPRO standards and restoration industry guidelines set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

Electrical fire cleanup considerations for bathrooms 

Electrical fires can leave extensive soot damage and structural deterioration in various hard-to-reach areas, including HVAC systems and ceiling cavities. SERVPRO techs can take the following steps to mitigate bathroom fire damage:

  • Removing bathroom soot from ceiling to floor, starting with light, dry soils before moving on to heavier stains and charring
  • Safely containing and disposing of debris with a combination of PPE, disposal equipment, and negative air pressure machines
  • Partial duct sealing and HVAC cleanup with agitation tools ensure that airways in the home are free of soot. Sheet metal and duct board are often restorable, while flex duct needs replacement 
  • Performing odor control with thermal fogging, which binds with soot on a particle level to eliminate it

SERVPRO also provides water cleanup for homes that require fire suppression after ignition and takes inventory of contents affected by the disaster.

When homeowners need service that makes their property look "Like it never even happened," they can call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

SERVPRO Removes Flooding from Raleigh Residences

5/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle outside a job site. Flood damage restoration is no easy task for any homeowner. Call SERVPRO for the help you need.

Professional Flood Damage Cleanup Services 24/7 

Flood damage, even shallow floods, can do considerable amounts of damage to a Raleigh property, incurring as much as $20,000 per inch of water or more. This water is often contaminated with sewage, chemical runoff, sharp objects, and even pests. These safety concerns can complicate flood damage cleanup for homeowners. On top of that, mold can proliferate in as little as one to two days after moisture impacts a home.

Raleigh homes receiving flood damage mitigation from SERVPRO can expect sanitation and restoration performed to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) benchmarks for the restoration industry. This service is ready to respond 24/7 to minimize damage from storms and flooding.

Blackwater cleanup considerations: why leave it to the pros?

There are three main categories of water contamination in a disaster. Clean water typically comes from disasters like pipe leaks, which feature clean, treated water. Gray water can be a situation like a dishwasher overflow, which can have soap residues and other substances in the water.

Blackwater refers to water with the following potential features and risks:

  • Extensive contamination can include trash, medical waste, and chemicals
  • Bacteria and fungi that can cause health effects
  • Viruses and parasites carried by sewage, carrion, pests, and other potential contaminants

SERVPRO can implement water restoration that includes demolishing contaminated surfaces and safely removing unsalvageable items like wet mattresses and carpeting. Safety measures like commercial-grade personal protective equipment and sanitation with EPA-registered biocides are key to restoring a property impacted by moisture.

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is reachable at (919) 250-0455. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and have the tools necessary for thorough home cleanup and restoration.

Mold Remediation in Raleigh is Easier with Experts in Charge

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Fully Equipped to Tackle Mold Damage in Your Raleigh House

Mold is a scare to property owners. It causes ugly sites and bad odors and can cause health effects. The remediation process should commence as fast as possible once you locate mold in your house.

SERVPRO is the service provider to get into contact with when you need to perform mold remediation in your Raleigh residence. We are well trained and equipped to remediate the mold. Our process is as follows:

  • Damage assessment
  • Containment
  • Removal of mold and infested materials
  • Cleaning contents

Damage assessment

Upon arrival, our SERVPRO technicians can inspect the house and carry out a full assessment to gauge the level of the damage in the building and the contents therein. This helps us to determine the strategy we can assume in restoration and determine what parts and materials need repairs or replacement.

Containment

We can use infrared cameras and moisture meters to check for moisture in materials. Our SERVPRO team can erect plastic sheeting on the affected area to avoid contamination of unaffected areas. We can also use air filtration devices to establish negative air pressure within the contained area. This air filtration equipment pulls contaminated air from the affected space through several filters and discharges the freshly filtered air it the exterior or interior space of a building.

Removal of mold and infested materials

We can remediate the mold by cleaning it off from the non-porous materials. We can remove and discard the moldy porous materials. We use HEPA vacuums to remove loose mold fragments.

Cleaning and sanitization

Our SERVPRO team can use industrial cleaners to clean the affected parts of the building and the affected items. We can use damp wiping and HEPA vacuums to remove spores that might have settled on materials before applying antimicrobials to prevent further mold growth. We also apply deodorizers to remove the acrid smell left behind.

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is fully dedicated to the remediation of mold for property owners to make it “Like it never even happened.” Contact us at (919) 250-0455.

Seek Professional Help for Fire Damage Restoration in Garner

4/24/2022 (Permalink)

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Fire Damage Restoration in Garner is Easier With SERVPRO’s Assistance

Fires are a source of massive destruction of property to many homeowners. Repairing your fire-damaged house is a process that can take longer than you expect and cause a huge dent in your pocket.

You can seek assistance from a competent firm like SERVPRO to handle the fire damage in your Garner residence. We use state-of-the-art equipment to restore homes to preloss condition. Our process is as outlined in the steps below:

  • Damage assessment
  • Securing the property
  • Water mitigation and drying
  • Cleaning and smoke removal
  • Reconstruction

Damage assessment

Upon arrival, SERVPRO performs a full assessment to determine the level of damage the building and the contents therein have sustained. This helps us to choose suitable restoration techniques.

Securing the property

We can secure your house by installing a fence around it, boarding openings left on the structure, and tarping parts of the roof destroyed by the fire for protection against the weather.

Water mitigation and drying

This stage aims at avoiding further damage like corrosion and mold growth due to water damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can use powerful portable pumps to get the stagnant water out of your building. We can also use centrifugal air movers to get dry air into the building and refrigerant dehumidifiers to remove water vapor from the air.

Cleaning and removal of smoke

Our SERVPRO team can clean off every inch of your affected building to get rid of soot and smoke. We can also deodorize your home using thermal foggers. These devices vaporize petroleum-based or solvent-based deodorizers to generate a fog or smoke consisting of small particles. The particles will make a fog similar to the smoke a fire produces, allowing the deodorizers to interact more effectively with odor-causing residues.

Reconstruction

Our SERVPRO team can perform all the necessary repairs and rebuild the damaged areas to get your house to preloss condition.

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon averts fire damage quickly and efficiently. Contact us at (919) 250-0455. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Commercial Water Restoration in Raleigh Necessitates Expertise

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Can Help You to Perform Commercial Water Restoration in Raleigh

I have water damage in my retail property, and there is a cost for every minute the building is closed. Which firm do I trust to bring things back to order?

SERVPRO is aware of water damage's impact on owners of commercial properties and their tenants. We are available around the clock to perform commercial water restoration in affected Raleigh properties. Our goal is to mitigate the impact of your water catastrophe through the assistance of our water damage restoration technicians (WRT).

Our team understands that every property has its unique specifications. Therefore, we do not implement a one size fits all solution. Instead, we work through the various nuances a building needs to secure it and its possessions. Our water repair process includes the following activities:

  • Water removal
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Drying and dehumidifying
  • Repairs and restoration

Water removal

Water causes more destruction the longer it sits on a property. Our SERVPRO crew can use portable pumps to extract all the standing water to prevent additional damage like mold infestation and drywall deterioration.

Cleaning and disinfecting

Microbes can enter your property after water damage. After removing the water, our crew can safely clean and disinfect the affected areas.

Drying and dehumidifying

After a water intrusion incident, moisture can hide in furniture, under flooring, behind walls, or in the HVAC system and vents. Our SERVPRO team can use air movers to increase evaporation at the surface level and minimize drying time to perform drying and dehumidification. We can also use refrigerant dehumidifiers during the drying process. They remove water vapor from the air using the dew point principle.

Repairs and restoration

We can replace the materials we removed or rebuild a damaged section of your property. Our SERVPRO team can perform a final inspection at the end of the project to confirm that the moisture content of the structures and contents has reached the established drying goals.

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon has well-trained professionals who can restore your commercial property to its preloss condition after water damage. Call us at (919) 250-0455.

Damages Garner Homes Experience After Ice Storms

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

frozen pipe sign When storm damage restoration for frozen pipes are needed, SERVPROs team of IICRC certified technicians are the ones to call.

Storm damage in the winter months can be costly for Garner homeowners if not managed quickly.

Storms can create hazardous and harmful situations for property owners and house occupants. Understanding the impact that severe weather events can have ensures you have the appropriate restoration professionals available and mobilizing when disasters strike. We help with solutions for relative damages like:

  • Flooding
  • Structural damage
  • Water damage
  • Mold growth

Tree Damage to Properties

Harsh winds, rainfall, and recent ice storms can lead to a need for storm damage restoration in Garner homes. One of the most direct ways a property can be damaged is by breaking off limbs and uprooting trees on a property that falls into garages, sheds, or the main residential structure itself. We have both experienced restoration professionals to manage subsequent water intrusion and a general contractor license to handle repairs necessary after fallen trees.

Ice Damming and Heavy Accumulation

Another way that flooding can impact your property is after events like ice damming. When ice forms along the eaves of your roof, melting snow cannot escape to the gutter system and is forced underneath the shingles and into the attic space. Our technicians must assess both the structural damage in these situations as well as the needed drying and extraction tools to overcome the flooding.

Frozen Pipes from Outages

As the area has seen in recent years, the damage that ice can do is overwhelming to properties. Not only can a small volume of adhered ice take down trees and collapse roofs, but it can also take down power lines. With many homes in the area now relying on electric heat, cold conditions can lead to secondary effects that compromise your property, like frozen pipes. Bursts require fast water removal and drying solutions.

When storms and flooding overcome your property, our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team is there fast to help. We have a 24/7 response to disasters. Give us a call now at (919) 250-0455. 

Materials Quickly Damaged After Raleigh Office Fires

3/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Commercial fire damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We will be on-site within 4 hours of the initial call.

Certain elements and contents are susceptible to fire and smoke damage to Raleigh properties.

Offices count on steady productivity and performance, and this can be a challenge to complete when your business requires fire damage restoration and mitigation services. Our FSRT-Certified team of large loss recovery professionals works around the clock to clean up fire damage affecting your property.

Wall and Flooring Surfaces

Beginning fire mitigation in Raleigh office buildings starts with addressing the damage that has been done to walls and flooring surfaces. Clearing debris and blistered materials make other aspects of later restoration and cleaning more manageable and efficient. Soot damage on surfaces can be a widespread and destructive effect of a fire, so cleaning up loose debris first helps to make the complete restoration of affected substrates more effective.

Damaged Contents and Electronics

The equipment and furniture of your structure are the beating heart of the business, so when these computers, desks, and office electronics become damaged by migrating soot and smoke loss effects, rapid cleaning and restoration are critical. Contents can often benefit from relocation, even if further cleaning and recovery are necessary. Off-site cleanup at our SERVPRO facility nearby provides intricate restoration strategies, including detailed cleaning, deodorization, and drying of impacted contents.

Documents and Files

Office buildings also have many files and documents relative to customer accounts and orders. When fire damages and related suppression tactics impact the building's records areas and storage portions, these hard copies of information and documents can become quickly threatened. When relocation is insufficient, we can utilize document drying equipment in our inventory to protect this sensitive paperwork.

Our focus is to get you back operating at normal capacities as quickly as possible after costly fires. We understand these disasters' impact and dispatch experienced restoration professionals fast to help with vital mitigation and recovery action. Give our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team a call today at (919) 250-0455.

Removing Floodwater from Raleigh Attics

3/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Post-storm damage leaves the roofs of Raleigh homes vulnerable to runoff and a need for flood cleanup

Severe weather systems can regularly pass through North Carolina and the Triangle region, so our team must stay prepared for the damage these events can cause your home. Some of the threats your property might experience every year includes:

  • Winter storms
  • Wind damage
  • Ice
  • Torrential rainfall
  • Tropical storms

Ways Your Roof Can Become Damaged

There are several ways that flood cleanup in Raleigh homes is needed, which often involves vulnerabilities or damage to the roof. Because of the excessive amounts of severe weather events possible through North Carolina, even newer roof systems can be damaged to the point of flood penetration. Several of the contributing factors to attic flooding through roof damages include:

  • Fallen trees
  • Ice damming
  • Wind/debris damage 
  • Hail damage 

Water Damage to the Attic

The main problem with roof damage is its impact on the connected attic space. When water can freely move between roofing materials and the attic, it can be challenging to remove this water and make the necessary repairs. Homeowners might not recognize an issue until water penetrates the lower living space beyond the attic.

Drying Solutions for Damaged Homes

It is necessary to get drying solutions started as soon as possible. The faster we can manage standing water and moisture concerns, the less destructive dampness can be to the house's structural elements and connected rooms. We can create ideal conditions for rapid evaporative drying using centrifugal air movers, desiccant dehumidifiers, and portable heaters.

After attic flooding, it is necessary to have a team of professionals that can work fast to extract standing water and prevent absorption that could make structural damages more widespread. We have a full-service team of professionals to help with restoration and repairs as necessary. Give our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team a call today at (919) 250-0455.

Need Flood Damage Restoration in Raleigh – Call SERVPRO

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Repair and Restoration in Raleigh

Even minor flood damage in homes and businesses in Raleigh can cause thousands of dollars to clean up and restore homes and businesses. There may also be lost income for employees and a reduction in company revenues due to damage to your business while it is being restored. The contents and structure of the building become contaminated with floodwater. Some structures may need replacement due to swelling and loss of integrity. There is also a concern about viral, biological, and chemical contamination. With so much damage even from a minor flood event possible, it makes sense to take steps to protect your home and business.

SERVPRO provides flood damage cleaning, repair, and restoration services in Raleigh for homes and businesses in the area. Our crews are ready 24/7 to respond within four hours of your call to help our clients clean up and return their homes and business to normal. While many floods cause catastrophic damage, most are minor, yet they still cause significant damage.

Our clients often ask our SERVPRO experts for suggestions regarding protecting their buildings from flooding in the future. Some of the steps they can consider:

  • Install flood detection systems and water detectors
  • Check that your sump pump is working
  • Add battery backup for your sump bump
  • Keep drains and ditches free from debris
  • Clean gutters and downspouts regularly
  • Repair cracks in your foundation
  • Ensure landscaping slopes away from your foundation

While these steps will not prevent severe floods from damaging your home, they may prevent water from causing damage due to minor flood events. SERVPRO is available to help our clients at all times and provide flood cleanup services:

  • Water clean up
  • Water damage restoration
  • Water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 250-0455.

You Need Fire Damage Cleanup & Repair in Zebulon – Call SERVPRO

2/20/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team arriving on the job ASAP SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians have all the training and experience for every size of fire damage restoration service needed. Call now!

How to Prevent Fires in Kitchens in Zebulon Homes - SERVPRO Suggestions

Kitchen fires are more common than we would like in homes in Zebulon. Kitchen fires can cause oily smoke from grease fires and unattended cooking. In addition to the smoke residues, the cupboards around the fire are charred and usually must be replaced. Thankfully kitchen fires are usually quickly contained, but there is still lots of damage from the fire that requires controlled demolition of the cupboards and thorough cleaning to remove all smoke and odor.

SERVPRO provides fire damage cleanup and restoration in Zebulon homes. Kitchen fires often produce a heavy greasy or oily smoke residue that smears unless the proper cleaning agents are used. Water and detergent usually is the best approach. However, SERVPRO technicians evaluate every situation and follow recommended cleaning processes to remove the oily soot from all surfaces, including nonporous and porous materials.

Fire prevention in homes from kitchen fires is the number one concern for many homeowners. Homeowners can protect their families by following some of the following guidelines:

  • Never leave anything cooking on the stove unattended
  • Remove any combustible materials away from hot stovetops.
  • Keep kids away while you are cooking
  • Always turn pot handles toward the back of the stove
  • Have a fire extinguisher nearby
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing while cooking
  • Smother grease fires
  • Keep oven and microwave doors closed until fires inside these appliances are contained.

SERVPRO fire restoration technicians are available 24/7. Our teams can be onsite in less than four hours to provide fire damage cleanup for water and chemicals used by the fire department to quell the fire, remove smoke residues deodorize your home. We can also remove charred cabinets and assist with fire damage repairs.

Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 250-0455.