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Clearing Water from Tile Floors in Raleigh Businesses

10/23/2021 (Permalink)

Call Now! Water damage is never good for your business. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment every time for commercial damage restoration. Call now!

We have effective extraction and drying tools for large loss scenarios in Raleigh. 

Removing water and drying the area can be a critical process when your business is at stake. You need fast responding professionals to contain the damage and prioritize the needs of the management to ensure that operations can continue when possible. Our SERVPRO team is ready to help when you need it.

Clearing Standing Water from the Floors 

One of the staples for water damage removal in Raleigh businesses is the means of clearing standing water from the tile floors. Because of its low porosity, absorption into the flooring is not likely. It leaves most of the water damageable to get removed with squeegee wands, wet vacuums, and truck-mount extractors.

Removing Damaged Building Materials

While the tile flooring might be a low-porosity material that is less likely to become heavily damaged by migrating moisture or standing water, other elements that become exposed must get removed when degradation begins. This might include drywall, wood trim, base cabinets, and similar structural fixtures.

Thorough Drying and Moisture Tracking 

Complete drying is vital to protect and restore homes and businesses alike but failing to remove all of the present moisture pockets can become more significant concerns like mold damage or structural deterioration. We use devices to track the effectiveness of evaporation with air movers and dehumidifiers, like:

  • Surface meters
  • Probing moisture meters
  • Thermal imagery/Infrared camera

Many choose the attractive look of tile flooring in specific areas of their Raleigh business or office space, which can be easier to clean and restore after water damages. Our professionals offer a faster response to help with mitigation and restoration as needed. You can reach our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team 24/7 at (919) 250-0455. 

Effective Mold Removal Strategies in Raleigh Residences

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold picture Mold growth will start fast within the first 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO mold remediation techs are trained and experienced in all phases you need.

Remediation adapts to each situation, making the choice of mold removal tactics vital for Raleigh properties. 

Because many portions of the year provide higher humidity conditions and the possibilities for flood damage, many area homes combat developing mold. With the experienced remediators on our team, we have become mold removal experts to help when you need it most.

Mold Inspections and Damage Assessments

It can be difficult to choose the appropriate mold remediation in Raleigh homes without first gathering credible information about the property's condition. Mold inspections provide insight into the spread of colonies and the impact of these organisms on the House.

Common Mold Removal Approaches for Raleigh Homes

There are multiple approaches for mold remediation that vary based on the affected materials and the severity of the situation. The right choice among these options impacts the total time of remediation and recovery. Some of these include:

  • Surface Treatment – Cleaning materials with antimicrobial or sporicidal products can eliminate light mold damage and act as a mold inhibiting agent for surfaces that have not shown colonization signs.
  • Media Blasting – Using certain media types like baking soda or sponges, highly pressurized air can eliminate surface mold concerns without causing harm to the underlying hosting material.
  • Surface Sanding – Using either hand sanding techniques or power sanders, our experienced technicians can remove the surface layer of mold-damaged materials to preserve the majority of this substrate.
  • Controlled Demolition – When other options have been exhausted or ruled insufficient, the suitable solution to remove active colonies against building materials in your home is to demolish this affected portion of the structure.

Clearing mold and microbial threats from your residence can be a considerable challenge without professional remediation by our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team. We can quickly reach damaged homes and businesses to help when you call (919) 250-0455.

How Can SERVPRO Help Raleigh Residents with Water Removal?

9/29/2021 (Permalink)

a man holding buckets to catch water falling from his ceiling while his wife is on the phone in the background When a burst pipe affects your home, time is of the essence. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal services. We are standing by 24/7.

SERVPRO’s Fast Water Removal Saves Raleigh Homes from Long-Term Damage

Water damage incidents due to ceiling leaks and burst pipes can cause long-lasting damage to your home. Hiring professionals for water removal from your Raleigh home can save it from such damage. SERVPRO’s team of water restoration experts use their years of experience and advanced equipment to restore your home to a condition “Like it never even happened.”

The first step taken by SERVPRO professionals during restoration is water removal from your Raleigh home. The longer the water stays on your property, the more severe the damage that it can cause. We use different types of pumps to get the water out of your property as quickly as possible. 

How does SERVPRO Techs Decide Which Pump to Use During Water Damage Remediation in Raleigh Homes?

SERVPRO techs consider several factors while choosing a pump to remove water from your Raleigh home. Some of the factors that we consider include-

  • Type of fluid to be removed: In many cases, the standing water on the property might contain solids, including floating debris. SERVPRO techs use self-priming trash pumps in such situations that can pass solids over 3" as well as fluid laden with sand and mud.  
  • How fast water needs to be removed: Larger pumps can remove more water at a quicker rate than smaller pumps. We use pumps with different capacities (measured in gallons of water removed per minute (GPM)), depending on the amount of water on your property. 
  • Suction lift needed: Another factor is the vertical distance that the fluid must be carried from the pump to the discharge outlet. Removing water from underground structures such as basements needs high-pressure pumps to move water out of the building. 

Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 to restore any water issues on your property.

Need Fire and Smoke Cleanup Services in Your Raleigh Home? Call SERVPRO

9/25/2021 (Permalink)

a house on fire with firetrucks outside trying to put it out Make sure that you contact SERVPRO right after the fire fighters leave. Our technicians have the training and equipment to deal with fire damage.

SERVPRO Can Protect Your Raleigh Home by Offering Fast and Efficient Fire and Smoke Cleanup

A fire can leave your home in an almost unrecognizable condition, with smoke and soot covering up all exposed surfaces. You need professional restorers like SERVPRO for your Raleigh home's fire and smoke cleanup to contain the damage and prevent any major issues. Our IICRC certified fire damage restoration experts are the quickest to respond, and We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

SERVPRO restorers meticulously plan your Raleigh home's fire and smoke cleanup to minimize the secondary damage and speed up the restoration. Fire damage restoration is a complex process that involves several steps, from cleaning the smoke and soot residue to deodorizing the premises. SERVPRO technicians use their extensive training to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

How do SERVPRO Techs Clean Acoustic Tiles During House Fire Cleanup in Raleigh Homes?

SERVPRO has developed a special process for cleaning acoustical ceilings in Raleigh homes. We use the Peroxide Active Ceiling Cleaning process that preserves the sound-deadening characteristics of the acoustic tiles while restoring their appearance. The method is also effective in cleaning blown ceilings(Popcorn) that might dissolve or deteriorate by other wet cleaning agents. 

SERVPRO techs use the Peroxide Active Ceiling Cleaning process if water-based cleaning agents do not damage porous surfaces. The process begins by pre-cleaning the damaged ceiling with vacuum and brushing. Once the loose soil is removed, the next step is to apply the Active Peroxide cleaning solution with the help of a spraying machine, taking care not to over-wet the surface.

The stabilized hydrogen peroxide in the cleaning solution easily oxidizes the smoke and soot particles loosening their bonds with the surfaces allowing them to be wiped clean. 

Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455; we are available 24/7 to help you.

SERVPRO’s Water Damage Restoration Service Can Protect Raleigh Homes

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water by a table in a living room Water damage can affect your home with leaks coming from any direction. Contact our certified technicians 24/7 365 days a year to remediate.

Raleigh Residents Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration of Their Homes

Water damage affects different surfaces of your home differently depending on how porous, and permeable they are to water. SERVPRO uses different water damage restoration strategies in your Raleigh home, depending on the type of surfaces involved. 

SERVPRO technicians make hundreds of drying decisions in the process of guiding the water damage restoration of your Raleigh home to the most cost-efficient result. Our restorers weigh the cost of drying and restoring the material against the cost of replacing those components. More often than not, the cost of drying and repairing is much cheaper than replacing. However, restoration is not an option in some cases, and the SERVPRO techs might need to replace the component.  

How SERVPRO Techs Restore Hardwood Flooring During Water Cleanup from Your Raleigh Home?

Hardwood floors in Raleigh homes are usually maple, birch, oak, ash, hickory, or pecan. After water damage, the first step in restoring these hardwood floors is to inspect them with a non-penetrating moisture meter.  

One of the biggest concerns with hardwood flooring is mold growth if the moisture content rises above 16%. SERVPRO techs usually set the drying goal of a hardwood floor at 4% moisture.  

When the hardwood planks absorb moisture, they expand. Under certain conditions, the expanded wood can warp or buckle. If the wood bows to a concave shape, it is called 'cupping.' It happens when the plank's edges absorb the moisture. On the other hand, if the wood bows to a convex shape, it is called 'crowning.' It usually occurs if the plank absorbs water from the bottom. 

SERVPRO techs aim to dry these hardwood planks as efficiently as possible, eliminating the need to replace them. 

Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455; our technicians are available 24/7 to assist you.

How Can Raleigh Homeowners Salvage Wet Bathroom Cabinets?

8/24/2021 (Permalink)

sink overflowing SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon knows how important a person's bathroom is. Call us today for full assistance.

SERVPRO Water Mitigation Specialists Clean and Dry Raleigh Home Fixtures

Whether homeowners live in Raleigh or elsewhere, insurance claim data indicates that bathrooms are one of the most vulnerable areas of a property when it comes to water damage risk. Faucet leaks, bathtub overflows, and damaged plumbing require fast water damage mitigation to prevent costly structural damage and mold growth.

SERVPRO is an Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified firm with technicians trained to perform rapid-response water mitigation for Raleigh residences. SERVPRO’s extensive training program educates technicians, staff, and franchise owners with up-to-date information on water cleanup best practices for the restoration industry.

SERVPRO Water Mitigation for Bathroom Cabinetry

If a bathroom sink cabinet in a Raleigh home requires water mitigation, drying can take longer due to the additional layers between the wall and the cabinet backing. If the cabinet does not have backing, technicians can drill small holes into the affected wall to facilitate airflow for structural drying and patch holes after mitigation. This process can be replicated with a cabinet that has backing, provided that technicians can patch holes with comparable material.

Other considerations for bathroom cabinetry include:

  • The extent of water exposure, which may require some demolition to save remaining drywall and fiberglass insulation
  • Airflow under the cabinet can be addressed by removing the toe-kick and drilling holes into it
  • Implementing vent systems to force dry air into cavities

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is a phone call away from providing disaster cleanup services at (919) 250-0455. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster and ready to respond 24/7.

Can Raleigh Businesses Get Emergency-Response Fire Debris Removal?

8/17/2021 (Permalink)

Burnt phone on a desk Don't hesitate to pick up your phone when it comes to your businesses fire damage. SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is here 100%.

SERVPRO Provides Commercial Fire Debris Removal 24/7 for Raleigh Businesses

After fires impact Raleigh businesses, the cleanup process can be both time-consuming and stressful. Between the cost of repair and replacement, fire debris removal, and cleaning facilities to code, business owners need a more cost-effective, restoration-focused solution that minimizes downtime.

SERVPRO professionals provide comprehensive disaster cleanup that includes fire debris removal for Raleigh businesses. This firm utilizes OSHA-approved antimicrobial solutions to clean commercial facilities per local regulations and industry standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).

Eliminating Fire Damage Debris and Soils with Mechanical Action

SERVPRO techs can mitigate large clusters of fire damage debris while implementing containment measures that minimize the spread of soot through entryways and vents. Debris is removed from the premises in sealed plastic bags by technicians wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Fire damage remediation for salvageable structures and contents in a given business can entail various degrees of mechanical agitation cleaning, such as:

  • Feather dusters, brushes, compressed air, and HEPA-filter vacuums for most surfaces that have mild, dry, and loose smoke and soot soils
  • SERVPRO Dry Cleaning Sponges, Crumbly Cleaner, mineral oil-coated dusting cloths, and wet cleaning towels for moderate agitation
  • Abrasive powders, sandpaper, steel wool, and Roto brushes and pads can address heavy agitation cleaning needs
  • Abrasion cleaning with blast media like dry ice, corn cobs, sand, or baking soda

Business owners can contact SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon by calling (919) 250-0455 for 24/7 services that make commercial properties seem “Like it never even happened.”

Saving Carpeting During Indoor Flood Cleanup

8/11/2021 (Permalink)

Wet carpeting with drywalling on the floor. Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon when you need assistance with your water damaged carpet.

SERVPRO Water Damage Cleanup for Raleigh Homeowners Cleans and Dries Carpets

Carpet is one of the most vulnerable flooring surfaces in a water damage situation. Without fast action, the fibers can house microbial growth, unpleasant odors, and hard-to-remove stains. Thorough saturation can also impact the subfloor below, which can increase repair and replacement costs significantly.

SERVPRO performs water damage cleanup for Raleigh property owners per standards set by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. Restoration technicians are trained to handle water damage repair needs for carpet and upholstery.

Water Damage Cleanup for Carpet and Pad Includes Extraction Services

SERVPRO technicians use commercial-grade extractors to clean and sanitize salvageable carpets and padding after a disaster. Hot water extraction is the most effective for light to moderate soiling from moisture. 

Extraction units work with portable or truck-mounted systems to remove water for disposal and feature three systems: a vacuum for removing water, a pressure pump to transmit cleaning solution through the extractor wand, and a solution heating system.

The extraction process entails the following:

  • Technicians choose a compatible emulsifying solution for the carpet in question, with a different pH depending on the composition of the fibers being treated
  • Carpet fibers are loosened, vacuumed, and treated with pre-spray in heavy traffic areas
  • Carpet wands are deployed, spraying the fibers with the heated cleaning solution. SERVPRO techs repeat multiple times as needed until the carpet is ready for drying

Homeowners can call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 when they need a team that is ready to prove that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

What Initial Actions Protect Raleigh Businesses After Mold Damage?

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

Black mold damage Mold remediation is no DIY project. SERVPRO has trained and experienced techs to handle all the dirty work.

Fast Responses to Emergencies Reduce the Irreparable Harm Mold Can Do to Raleigh Offices. 

Persistent moisture or water damage can facilitate mold growth in your office building. Experienced professionals like our SERVPRO team can help with removing active colonies and restoring the damage caused.

Mold Inspections Provide a Stable Start for Recovery

Mold remediation for Raleigh might seem like an overwhelming situation to address, but it can be efficient with a thorough inspection of the grounds. Our professionals identify damaged contents, structural elements and target foul odors present on the property with this information.

Content Relocation and Cleaning 

Protecting documents, furniture, and other personal effects from the office space are among the first actions that our SERVPRO takes during mold remediation. Relocating your contents to a safe area can prevent irreparable harm to these items when mold damage recovery gets underway for the office space.

Remediation Solutions for the Office Space

There is no universal approach for removing active colonization when mold damage exists. The inspection process can generate data on where mold is and the severity of these organisms against impacted items and furniture. From porous materials like drywall and carpeting to solid matter like concrete and masonry, remediation solutions can include:

  • Antimicrobial and biocides
  • Controlled demolition
  • Sponge pressure cleaning
  • Sanding

When your office building suffers situations like mold growth, it is vital to get these issues resolved as promptly as possible. Remediation specialists from our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team are available to help 24/7 at (919) 250-0455.

What Methods Suit Smoke Cleanup Best in Raleigh Properties?

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Fire damage restoration is a job for professionals. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

After a Fire, SERVPRO Professionals Work Fast to Eliminate Threatening Smoke Damage in Raleigh Homes. 

Smoke damage is a common threat after structure fires. Partial combustion can create hazards and unsafe conditions like soot exposure, making it critical to begin emergency services and cleanup as soon as possible. 

Removing Soot from the Environment 

Circulating soot can be one of the biggest priorities for fire and smoke cleanup in Raleigh homes and businesses. Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration provide direct results for hazardous soot particles. 

Eliminating Soils and Residues 

Smoke generated during combustion can circulate in the property, and when aerosolized, allow particles to rest on porous surfaces that can be stained or marred. Dry chemical sponges and wet cleaning tactics begin the removal process, which often requires more aggressive measures like media blasting or controlled demolition.

Deodorization and Odor Removal 

Reducing the overwhelming odors left behind after combustion and extinguishment requires several approaches working simultaneously. Factors like occupants still living in the house during restoration can limit the available deodorization equipment and products available to use. Some of the common neutralization choices are: 

  • Ozone generators
  • Hydroxyl machines
  • Thermal fogging
  • Counteractants

Soot and smoke damage can be tremendous obstacles for restoration after an emergency. Our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team is experienced and ready to help 24/7 at (919) 250-0455.