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Where Can Homeowners Seek Help After Water Damage?

2/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment Inside a home Regardless of the way your home was impacted by water, call our experts for assistance with water clean up in your home.

SERVPRO is Ready to Offer Water Clean up Services in Raleigh at Any Time

Water can begin accumulating in your home quickly after a pipe burst, or an appliance malfunction, among other issues. To get rid of the pooling water, it is advisable to contact SERVPRO. Our technicians can remove all the water and moisture that various surfaces have absorbed. This can prevent further damage, such as the multiplication of microorganisms.

Standing water can ruin the wiring, foundation, and plumbing ducts of your home. By performing water clean up in your Raleigh residence efficiently, our team can prevent these issues. We know that dealing with water intrusion can be stressful because you have many responsibilities to take care of. The following are some of the reasons why you should let our team handle the restoration process.

  • Fast response time
  • Thorough water damage inspections using innovative equipment like thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and moisture sensors.
  • Our goal is to consistently offer ethical, compassionate, and immediate help after a disaster strikes.

Our technicians have solutions for different types of water damage situations. Our team is trained in psychometry, which is the study of air and its properties. We can control airflow using air movers and dehumidifiers to work towards the drying goals.

When it comes to drying your home after a water loss, do not compromise your standards. Call the experienced restorers at SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon for help. Our 24-hour helpline is (919) 250-0455. 

Whom Should Property Owners Rely on When Fire Damage Occurs in Raleigh Property?

2/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle with equipment If you need a company you can trust, call SERVPRO today for any of your water or fire damage remediation needs.

SERVPRO Technicians are Certified and Have Decades of Experience in Handling Fire Damage in Raleigh Homes

A fire can threaten the sense of security of your family. It would be best if you did not try to remediate the fire damage yourself. It is better to hire fire restoration professionals since they have the experience required to observe the right restoration process to return your residence to its normal condition. 

The technicians at SERVPRO use specific processes when restoring a home after a fire loss. When you call us to perform fire damage restoration in your Raleigh residence, we can take the following steps: 

  • Confirm that your home is stabilized and ready to enter – Our technicians can check for structural damage signs that compromise the house.
  • Reduce damage – We can clean the surfaces that have smoke residues properly to minimize the damage.
  • Remove debris – We can remove all debris so that it does not affect the restoration process. Removing the debris also reduces airborne odors.
  • Remove any possessions ruined beyond repair and those that are not damaged to prevent them from being contaminated further.
  • Remove excess water and dry damp surfaces – We can use wet/dry vacuums, air movers, and dehumidifiers to dry wet surfaces. 
  • Deep cleaning, deodorizing, and removing stains – Our technicians can use air scrubbers to deodorize your home and clean the air. They bring in the air and pass it through several filters to eliminate any particulates and contaminants.

When you need fire restoration services, call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455. Our team can help you to repair your home quickly.

Efficient Restoration When Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Raleigh Properties

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Contact SERVPRO today for assistance with storm flood damage in your Raleigh home. You can reach us 24/7 at (919) 250-0455.

SERVPRO Technicians Offer Professional Flood Damage Restoration in Raleigh to Make it “Like it never even happened.”

Founded in 1792, Raleigh is the County seat of Wake County and North Carolina’s capital city. Due to the many oak trees that line the city streets, the founding fathers named it the “City of Oaks.”

The city was named after Walter Raleigh, who had the intention to set up an English colony in the 1580s in the new area.

The city of Raleigh covers a total land area of 382 km square. It is among the fastest-growing cities across the U.S. According to the U.S Census Bureau, Raleigh had an estimated population of 474,069 as of July 1st, 2019.

Raleigh’s Parks and Recreation

The city has over 1,300 acres of water and approximately 9,000 acres of parkland. These provide the city’s residents with recreational activities year-round. Raleigh also boasts of a greenway system of roughly 180 miles. The system offers residents and tourists walking, jogging, and hiking trails. Other towns surrounding the city also have more parks and recreational facilities. 

The City’s Fauna

Areas covered by hardwood as well as mixed conifer forests in the city host a wide range of wildlife, including:

  • Canada geese
  • Wood ducks
  • White-tailed deer
  • Wild turkeys

Home of Diverse Arts and Culture

Tourists, as well as residents, can enjoy original plays in parks and theatres. They may watch the Carolina Ballet, see a touring Broadway show, or listen to North Carolina Opera or North Carolina Symphony. The Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts is rich in various facilities, including an advanced symphonic music hall that can hold performances of any magnitude.

Raleigh city has three state museums, including natural sciences, history, and art. The museums are free for both tourists and residents. The three major museums include:

  • North Carolina Museum of History: The museum began its operation at its current location in 1994. It offers innovative evidence that tells the history of the state.
  • North Carolina Museum of Art: In April 1997, the museum turned 50 and opened an iconic gallery worth $75 million in 2010.
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences: It is the largest history museum across Southeast after moving to a different facility in April 2000. 

Why Should Property Owners Seek Help from SERVPRO Restorers when Storm Flood Damage Occurs in Raleigh Properties?

Apart from the physical damage that occurs due to flooding, you may also experience hard to see damages such as odors and structural instability. Removing flood water from a home involves more than just using a rag and a bucket. It would be best if you had advanced equipment and tools as well as a team of highly trained restorers to get your property to its preloss state.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has certified SERVPRO to handle flood damage across Raleigh and its environs. We use advanced equipment to speed up the restoration process. We can use self-priming trash pumps to extract excess water. Our restorers can use axial air movers and refrigerant dehumidifiers to dry your property.

Acting immediately after flood damage is essential to minimize damage. Contact SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 for fast and effective restoration. 

Seminar Helps First Time Home Buyers In Raleigh Avoid Problems

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

Mold damage in home Mold damage is a challenge you do not want to handle on your own. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the latest equipment and techniques.

Learn How To Make A Raleigh Home Purchase Process Go Smoothly

Buying a new home is a massive commitment for Raleigh residents, and the first time homebuyer may feel overwhelmed. This engaging seminar teaches the basics, anyone considering a home purchase should know. Attendees learn how to choose a property, the bidding process, understanding credit scores, what debt to income ratio is, and why getting a home inspection can protect potential buyers. There is a free guide titled "The ABCs to Buying Your First Home" that will be given upon registration. This guide that participants get to keep gets used in the seminar. The host of the event is Ms. Veronica Saccoh. She is a licensed Broker/REALTOR® in the State of North Carolina and has experience helping new homeowners make their initial purchase. For any questions, please contact Ms. Saccoh by calling 919.322.9877.

  • Date: February 6, 2021
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Location: URL for the virtual event given after registration

Choosing among commercial mold companies can be challenging. That is SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 go above and beyond in Raleigh properties when they handle remediation services. 

Learn To Speak In Public Without Fear In Raleigh

1/18/2021 (Permalink)

Woman catching water from leaking ceiling. Storm and water removal services need to be done by professionals. SERVPRO has IICRC certified technicians for any size disaster.

Raleigh Residents Can Hone Skills For Writing and Presenting

Speaking in public or in front of a room can seem overwhelming. But it is a skill that can be learned by doing it regularly. Raleigh locals can attend this virtual seminar with Captivating Dialogue Toastmasters and develop speaking skills in front of others in a calm, engaging fashion. This event is open to adults of all ages, and no previous experience is needed. Everyone works at their own pace, and some of the attendees are there as mentors to help others learn and grow. 

Since getting its charter in 2012, this Toastmaster group has supported the local community to help individuals that want to get better at telling stories, making presentations, and giving speeches. Contact the organizer at vpm-2087815@toastmastersclubs.org with any questions regarding the event. 

  • Date: January 27, 2021 
  • Time : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
  • Location: Virtual event, link given after registration
  • Price: Free

When storm and water removal gets needed in Raleigh, property owners count on SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 to perform the required restoration services.

SERVPRO Assists Local Raleigh Property Owners Needing Fire Damage Restoration

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Fire damage in kitchen Fire damage of any size is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO. Their technicians are IICRC certified and trained for all size fires.

Raleigh Residences Benefit From Professional Fire Damage Restoration

Raleigh, also known as the "City of Oaks" due to many oak trees in the area, has a long history compared to many cities of a similar size in the U.S. The town, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, was established in 1788, although he had never set foot in the area and had died in the early 1600s. Sir Raleigh sponsored two attempted settlements in North Carolina, including the mysterious Roanoke Colony. The first settlement failed due to a lack of planning for supplies and poor relationships with the local Native American tribes. The second attempt at establishing an English colony went even worse when the entire population of 121 colonists disappeared without a clue as to what happened. Their fate remains unknown in the present, and the mystery has inspired several books, movies, and television shows such as "American Horror Story: Roanoke."

History Still Stands in Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh has the oldest standing house in the state that also happens to be the birthplace of the 17th President of the United States, Andrew Johnson. The house, known as the Mordecai House, is small and kept historically accurate for tours. 

Yates Mill is still in operational order and stands as the last functioning water-powered gristmill in Wake County. The mill had stood since the 18th century and underwent a full restoration when it and the surrounding land got developed as a 174-acre park. 

Just south of the Mordecai House is the area of the town known as Historic Oakwood. This neighborhood, located in downtown Raleigh, has a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Along with Oakwood Cemetery, this area has a host of unique houses with Victorian-era architectural styles to view, including: 

  • Second Empire
  • Queen Anne
  • Italianate

Chavis Park dedicated 100 years after the death of its namesake. The park, designed by G. Robert Derick, who was a National Park Service landscape architect. Along with paths, bridges, and a rustic look, the park also has a vintage Allan Herschell carousel, a pool, a bathhouse, and places for visitors to have picnics. The carousel features a working Wurlitzer 146A band organ, oil paintings of waterfalls, and other natural scenes on the cylinder, and has thirty-six jumping, hand-carved, hand-painted horses. The park got named in honor of John Chavis, who lived from 1763-1838. He was a free Black educator and later became a Presbyterian minister. He became the first African American to graduate with a degree from college. He saw the need for blacks to access educational facilities and founded a private school that accepted students of any ethnic background. In 1802, Chavis applied for his freeman's papers, and the court ruled in his favor that he should receive them. 

As a genuinely free man with his freeman's papers, Chavis established his Raleigh congregation. Both blacks and whites were welcome to attend services even though some of the attendees were current slaveowners. He put advertisements in the local Ralegh newspaper to encourage enrollment in his school. He saw no reason black and white children could not learn together in classrooms; however, some parents complained about this arrangement. He switched to separating the kids and teaching one group in the morning and one group at night. Students learned a classical education, including studying Latin and Greek. The school became known as one of the best in the state of North Carolina, and prominent Southern families sent their children to it, including: 

  • Priestly H. Mangum, brother of Senator Willie P. Mangum
  • Archibald E. Henderson, son of Chief Justice Henderson; 
  • Governor Charles Manly
  • Dr. James L. Wortham
  • Abraham Rencher, Minister of Portugal and Territorial Governor of New Mexico

Although Andrew Jackson hailed from Raleigh, Chavis held an immense dislike for Jackson's administration's policies. To uphold his position as a freeman, he often had one public opinion. He quietly confided what his true feelings were about matters privately to friends, so his personal views did not take away from the good his school and church contributed to the community. After the Turner Slave Rebellion in 1837, the pro-slave states quickly enacted laws that forbade both indentured and free blacks to preach, thus ending the career Chavis had devoted much to his life. In June 1838, Chavis died, and it is still unclear about the circumstances surrounding his death, although investigators suspected foul play. 

Can Soot-Covered Items Get Saved Through Fire Damage Restoration in Raleigh Homes?

After a fire occurs in a Raleigh home, the first look before fire damage restoration services begin can seem overwhelming. When SERVPRO techs arrive, they view the same scene, but they see each part of the home's potential and the contents for cleaning and reuse. 

The technicians have a streamlined process for cleaning up the home in an organized fashion. It starts with removing the charred building materials with zero possibility of returning to a state where they can get reused in the home. Then outside the house, the techs scope to make sure exterior damages have no occurred and perform any needed temporary repairs to stop rain from entering the home. Stations where items get taken for cleaning outside the work area, is a typical setup. 

Several actions need to occur before the real cleaning begins, such as: 

  • Testing of residues to determine the type of smoke left behind
  • Determination of materials that make up the surfaces to ensure the best removal method gets chosen
  • Set up of containment to halt the spread of soot to other areas of the property

This attention to detail ensures that each restoration service performed has the best outcome. The techs always work with the mindset of saving property owners the cost of replacement for items whenever possible through SERVPRO's advanced cleaning applications. It is not unusual for multiple types of testing to get done before taking action.  

SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 supports the local community with fast action on any size needed fire damage restoration in Raleigh properties and make the damage to the home "Like it never even happened."

Ring in the New Year with the MASKuerade Ball

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

People in costume We look forward to seeing the community at the new Year MASKuerade Ball.

NC Vibes is sponsoring this end of the year event to give 2020 the sendoff it deserves. 

This event follows the standard guidelines of masquerade balls where participants dress in formal attire, complete with silk gloves, hats, and lavish masks (over the required masks to be in public.) This ball occurs at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. You can either participate in the full events of the evening with VIP tickets that begin at 8 PM with live entertainment, food, and drinks or join the general admission entering at 10 PM.

Those should be dressed to impress – as the best dressed will get recognized with a $100 gift certificate from Petale and a one-night stay at the Sheraton hotel here in Raleigh. Join in the fun on December 31st by reserving your place when you call (919) 834-9900.

Water damage mitigation can ruin the holiday season, but our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team can help with thorough water removal and drying approaches. Give us a call to help however you need at (919) 250-0455.



Take Part in a Magical and Delicious Evening in Raleigh

12/12/2020 (Permalink)

Chocolate creations Take some time to enjoy the sweet things in life.

Professional chocolatiers show you the tricks of the trade to make a delicious treat. 

On December 18th, 2020, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM, you and your partner can have an incredible date night experience making chocolate treats together. The event takes place at the Chocolate Boutique in Raleigh, on Honeycutt Rd. The event is 35.00 per participant, but many fun lessons and experiences make the night one-of-a-kind.

Each guest gets an education in the chocolate-making process, an alcoholic beverage, a dipped strawberry, and up to half a pound of chocolate to take with you when you go. Because of space and occupancy restrictions, you should reserve your spot as soon as possible by calling the Boutique at (919) 322-0960.

Nothing ruins a sweet time like the threat of mold growth in your home or business. We are one of the leading mold inspection companies in Raleigh, and our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon can help with remediation and deodorization when microbial threats are found. Give us a call today at (919) 250-0455.

Protecting Raleigh Cultural Centers with Fast Stormwater Removal

12/7/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle Call the experts at SERVPRO when your commercial property is damaged by water.

With efficient extraction and drying solutions, we can protect Raleigh businesses and commercial structures.  

Culture and live entertainment are the beating heart of Raleigh even to this day. For a community that dates back before the American Revolution, it is not surprising how much history and heritage must get protected from the often-severe weather and flooding that can occur in the Greater Raleigh area. As leading storm damage restorers, our SERVPRO team can help businesses and residences to recover after violent storms cause flooding.

Historic Properties of Raleigh

From colonial times to the turn of the 20th century, many of Raleigh's most well-known and recognizable structures and commercial properties throughout the city have been given the distinction of historic places. While there are thousands of homes in the city that require immediate attention during flood losses, these landmark structures also require fast action to protect their original construction materials and often intricate craftsmanship. Some of the most recognizable and renowned of these historic sites include:

  • Haywood Hall – a two-story Federal-style structure built and inhabited by North Carolina's longest-serving treasurer John Haywood.
  • Mordecai Plantation – constructed in 1785, this is the oldest home in Raleigh on its original foundation, and the grounds of the Park also feature the birthplace of the 17th President of the United States, Andrew Johnson.
  • Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel – This hotel has been operating since 1924 and has been a focal point for state and federal politics over the years. While it is in a state of restoration now, it still is a recognizable landmark for the city.

Museums and Cultural Centers 

As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh assumes responsibilities like maintaining the history of the earliest settlements through influential battles of the American Revolution, Civil War, and the civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s. From the Wright Brothers' amazing discovery and mastery of flight to modern science advancements still happening at significant universities like North Carolina State, arts and sciences are also a significant focal point for museums and cultural centers within Raleigh. Some of the most heavily visited of these throughout each year include:

  • City of Raleigh Museum – Positioned in the historic Briggs Hardware Building on Fayetteville Street, this free museum offers multiple exhibits detailing the extensive history of the state's capital. 
  • Marbles Kids Museum – This is an interactive museum tailored towards elementary school children with permanent exhibits that promote principles like being active, learning, innovation, exploration, and experimentation. Temporary programs also make Marbles Kids Museum a place that children want to keep coming back to learn.
  • North Carolina Museum of History – Because of its position as a Smithsonian Affiliate, this museum has access to artifacts and resources that extend beyond conventional history museums. It has been operating since 1902 and kept a record of the illustrious history of North Carolina throughout some of the country's most turbulent moments. This facility is also home to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. 
  • North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – This is the oldest museum in North Carolina and the largest of its type in all of the Southeastern United States. The facility fixates on exhibits and interactive displays to introduce visitors to the treasures of nature native to North Carolina. There are also elaborate and detailed displays of prehistoric times, and the types of dinosaurs and plant life that inhabited the region.
  • North Carolina Museum of Art – Art and these acts of creation have always been a driving force for Raleigh and the state, making this museum a testament to local, national, and global artists' achievement throughout multiple mediums. There are more than 40 galleries within the facility, spanning a total of 5000 years of creation.

Live Sports Entertainment Venues 

Part of our culture also hinges on live entertainment and sporting events. As the state's capital, we share in the achievements of all the professional and collegiate teams of North Carolina. Raleigh is home to some of our most favored teams in venues like PNC Arena. This sports complex has played home to our Carolina Hurricanes since 1999. It would be part of history when our hockey professionals would bring home the greatest prize in the sport, capturing the Stanley Cup from the Edmonton Oilers in 2006. PNC Arena also serves as the home for NC State Wolfpack men's basketball, while the women's team, volleyball, and the collegiate gymnastics teams compete at the Reynold's Coliseum.

How Does Storm water Get Addressed Quickly to Reduce Damage? 

Flooding is one of the considerable risks that threaten North Carolina homes and businesses, especially those along the path of powerful storms like Hurricane Florence. Having a team prepared to help at all hours can reduce the total loss that homes experience from prolonged exposure. Our SERVPRO professionals are ready to mobilize 24/7, with an experienced division of our restoration roster that had helped other areas of the country when disaster struck.

As a large loss recovery team, we can quickly identify the damage to area businesses and provide the appropriate mitigation necessary. Often for storm water threats, extraction is among the chief priorities. This process's tools and devices vary based on factors like the depth of the standing water and whether any solids and debris are present. Between electric submersible pumps and wet vacuums to trash pumps and truck-mount extractors, we can manage surface water concerns quickly to begin controlled demolition and drying as needed.

As a general contractor and team of restoration experts, SERVPRO of East Raleigh can help with emergency services necessary after storm losses. Board up and roof tarping can prevent further flood exposure while mitigative tasks get underway inside the structure. We can also relocate exposed wares and stock to avoid even more significant losses for shops and stores.

The threat of damages from powerful weather events is never wholly nonexistent. When you need storm water removal in your Raleigh business, give our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team a call at (919) 250-0455.

Enjoy Raleigh This Winter With An Historic Raleigh Bus Tour

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

black and white map of Raleigh It will be exciting to see the community at the historic bus tours of Raleigh!

See All The Sites Of Raleigh Without The Hassle Of Driving and Parking

Raleigh is a beautiful city that boasts a combination of old-style Southern charm with ultra-modern elegant architecture.

The best way to see Raleigh is via a historic Raleigh bus tour. Hop on and let the driver take you past:

  • The State Capitol
  • Historic districts like Moore Square, Mordecai, and Oakwood
  • The central business and entertainment districts

Each tour lasts 2.5 hours and includes two or three “stop and go” opportunities to take a comfort break or walk around a historic area.

Tours run every weekday all year round courtesy of Tobacco Road Tours and cost $50. The fee includes chilled water and plenty of information from your knowledgeable tour guide.

This tour is an ideal way to enjoy the city as the weather gets colder. However, colder weather also means we are all putting on the heating or lighting the fire. We hope you stay safe, but if you are concerned about fire damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.