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Enjoy Delicious Food and Beverages At A Garner Wine Tasting

11/23/2020 (Permalink)

different glasses of wines on a table SERVPRO is looking forward to the weekly wine tasking and food truck event!

Bring Your Friends and Family For Some Delicious Garner Local Food

Garner has no shortage of high-quality eateries, and sometimes you can feel spoiled for choice. Luckily, Garner Chamber has you covered with a weekly wine tasting and food truck event, come rain or shine.

Some of the recent delicacies on offer have included:

  • Backyard Bistro
  • Curry in a Hurry
  • Belis Columbian Food
  • Cock-A-Doodle-Mo
  • Super Ceviche

Entry is free, though you will need to pay for your own food, and each event includes a complimentary wine tasting. Bring your friends, family, and a lawn chair to enjoy this regular community get-together.

Food truck and wine tasting events are held every Thursday between 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Do not let the weather put you off – grab your hat and scarf and look forward to some tasty food.

You can enjoy this event all year round. However, as the winter approaches, there is more risk of burst pipes and plumbing problems in Garner homes. If you are concerned about water removal, call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

Changeable Weather Does Not Have To Spoil Your Enjoyment Of Raleigh

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

a water damaged wall Water damage can quickly affect your home. Contact our technicians for effective water removal efforts.

North Carolina’s State Capital Has Something For Everyone All Year Round

Raleigh is the state capital of North Carolina and one of North America’s earliest planned cities. With a population of 474,069 at the last count, Raleigh is a large, vibrant city and currently one of the fastest-growing communities in the country.

Raleigh was not the first North Carolina capital – that honor goes to Bath, and then Edenton, and then New Bern. When the British Army laid siege to New Bern, legislators gave the role of capital to Fayetteville. Raleigh became the capital in 1788, thanks to having a central location that kept it safe from coastal attacks.

Modern-day Raleigh retains a sense of Southern style and charm and is full of parks and green spaces to make you feel like you have stepped back in time. It is also chock full of educational institutions, theaters, arts companies, museums, and more. It has a thriving student culture and lively nightlife and is also very family-friendly.

Green Spaces Galore

One of the most impressive things about Raleigh is the wide range of parks and green spaces. Residents and visitors appreciate how easy it is to get fresh air and exercise in Raleigh. Green spaces are ideal for warm summers and crisp fall or spring days. If you happen to visit in the winter, it is still worth wrapping up warm for a bracing walk. Some of the most popular spots include:

  • Clemmons Educational Forest, where you can learn while you enjoy the vistas. There are plenty of clearly marked trails packed with information displays, and you can also enjoy ranger-led talks and demonstrations. Clemmons is easy to navigate with plenty of picnic areas for when you need a rest.
  • William B. Umstead State Park offers miles of trails yet is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Downtown. Visitors can enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails, with space to camp if you want a more extended stay. There are also places for paddling and fishing, and the park is home to birds, beavers, deer, and raccoons. 
  • Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a rare must-see that is only open to the public on eight weekends each year. Explore more than 27,000 rare plant species in Raleigh’s very own 28-acre Eden. Plant lovers from around the world flock to Raleigh to see rare specimens and soak in the beauty.
  • Pullen Park is an ideal space to take the kids. It has been around since 1887 and offers an aquatic center, a cafe, an outdoor theater, an arts center, and plenty of space to play.

Entertainment For All The Family In Every Season

If the weather turns, or you are craving some more indoor attractions, Raleigh does not disappoint. A stroll along downtown Raleigh’s oak-lined streets reveals treasures galore, with plenty of other attractions within easy striking distance.

Kids will love Marbles Kids Museum, which is packed with educational exhibits cleverly disguised as play. Children can play and learn and even take in an educational show at the on-site IMAX cinema.

Whether you live in Raleigh or stop for a short visit, do not miss the weekly NC Fairgrounds Flea Market. Every weekend you can stop by the NC State Fairgrounds, where you will find everything from clothes and bric-a-brac to antiques and toys and plenty of local produce.

If you need a gift or something for yourself, swing by the Nash Square Shopping District in Downtown. This popular lawn area provides a place to rest while you decide where to start – the historic buildings, range of restaurants, nearby arcade, or trendy independent gift shops.

When evening falls, Raleigh’s music scene comes to life. You will find everything from orchestral performances to lively independent and student artists. Visit the PNC arena for bigger acts, or head Downtown at the weekend to discover lesser-known singer-songwriters.

Raleigh Is Made For Food Lovers

After all that exploring, you are sure to want a refreshment. Luckily, Raleigh is a food lover’s paradise, and you will be spoiled for choice:

  • The Pit BBQ offers authentic North Carolina-style whole hog roasts that will leave your mouth watering. Their menu includes a wide range of tempting side dishes.
  • The Raleigh Times offers fine food in a historic building. This cute building is located in the former offices of the city’s first two newspapers. It offers a delicious menu with plenty of locally brewed beer to wash it down.
  • If you want to cook for yourself, grab some ingredients from the State Farmers Market. The market is open seven days a week all year, and you will find all the local meat, dairy, produce, and condiments you could need. Plus, there are three restaurants on-site for if you simply cannot wait to sample the local goods.
  • Beer lovers can choose from multiple local watering holes, including Lynwood Grill, Crank Arm Brewing, Bottle Revolution, and House of Hops.

The Risk Of Floods and Storms In Raleigh

Raleigh has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and cold winters. Raleigh sometimes has heavy rainfall in the late summer and early fall. For example, in September 1999, Raleigh had its wettest month on record thanks to Hurricane Floyd, with over 21 inches of rain.

Raleigh suffers periodic damage from hurricanes, mostly in the form of water damage, fallen trees, and power outages.

Raleigh also has bouts of freezing sleet and snow in winter. In January 2000, the winter storm known as the Carolina Crusher brought 20.3 inches of snow in one single snowfall.

SERVPRO Helps Raleigh Residents With Water Damage Repair

A hurricane, snowfall, or torrential rain, can cause water damage repair to your home. Even when the weather is good, there is a risk of broken appliances or plumbing problems. Timing is essential when water damage occurs because:

  • Water seeps into materials quickly, and the longer it is left, the more damage it can do.
  • There is an increased risk of fungal growth with every hour.
  • The more time elapses, the harder it is to clean delicate materials like linens or upholstery.

Thankfully, SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster and can help with every aspect of water damage repair. We begin with pumping out standing water before we dry out your home and your belongings using air movers and dehumidifiers. We monitor damp and humidity levels to ensure your house is appropriately dry.

We also take care of replacing damaged wallpaper, carpets, drywall or insulation, and can disinfect and deodorize your home as needed.

Do not let water damage get you down. Call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

What Eliminates Smoke Odors After a Fire in Raleigh?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

burned office chair and desk in an office building Fire damage to your business needs to be taken care of quickly and efficiently. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for remediation and mitigation services.

Even the Toughest Smoke Odors and Fire Damage to Your Business in Raleigh is No Match for SERVPRO

It usually only takes minutes for a small fire to turn into a substantial catastrophe at your retail location. The longer any fire rages on, the higher the level of destruction that it leaves behind. The fallout includes everything from significant debris and stubborn soot residue. The cleanup of your Raleigh business must happen as soon as possible to help cut back on secondary damage. Hiring SERVPRO ensures that skilled technicians act fast to deal with pungent odors throughout your space.

How is Fire Debris and Odor Handled?

All of our knowledgeable technicians have had extensive training through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Once you call us for fire damage and odor elimination in Raleigh, we arrive fast so that we can assess your business. To ensure that your entire space is free of harsh smoke residue and sticky soot, our team will:

  • Carefully remove debris and sources of odor, including unsalvageable contents and charred building materials.
  • Clean each surface covered with odor-causing particles. The team looks into each room to ensure we address any areas impacted by odor contamination.
  • Recreate the conditions leading to odor development, which often includes the deployment of deodorizers using our thermal fogging equipment.
  • Surface sealing to treat areas exposed to malodors. In some instances, we can seal and paint walls or seal ductwork to inhibit odor travel into unaffected regions of your retail space.

We always take the route to restore rather than replace whenever possible. However, we take care of all controlled demolition required to bring your business back to pre-fire condition. When we get done with the project, it will look “Like it never even happened,” so that you can open your doors without lingering odors to remind you of the fire incident that took place.

Call (919) 250-0455 to have SERVPRO of East Raleigh/Zebulon when you need skilled assistance with fire damage and odor removal.  

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Why do Raleigh Homeowners Need a Mold Remediation Company that Understands Air Filtration?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall For mold remediation, you can rely on SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

Raleigh Homeowners Need Mold Remediation That Does Not Let Spores Escape

No one in Raleigh wants to deal with fungus growing in their home. Unfortunately, for many homeowners, the occasional outbreak of mold is a fact of life. Thankfully SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon is available 24 hours to deal with fungal growth and restore your home “Like it never even happened.”

To understand why homeowners in Raleigh need a mold remediation company that understands air filtration, we must first understand how mold travels and why it is difficult to capture.

What are mold spores, and how do they travel?
When you see a patch of mold growing in your house, that is the mycelium. Mycelium is a collection of thread-like mold cells. But how does mycelium grow in your home? The answer is that mold spores migrate from one mycelium to another place in your home and propagate there.

Mycelium releases mold spores, which are tiny enough to travel on air currents. They drift through your home, setting on all kinds of surfaces. If the surface happens to have an organic substance the fungus can use as a food source, such as wallpaper and enough moisture, the spores can start forming a new mycelium. The spores generate hyphae (the thread-like cells), which absorb nutrients and allow the mold to grow.

How do you know mold spores are present?
SERVPRO customers sometimes ask us how they can know there is mold in their home. There are certain signs of mold growth, such as patches of decay or a musty smell. However, when it comes to mold spores, they are always present:

    •    Mold spores are naturally-occurring and can drift into your house any time.
    •    If you live near or visit farmland or an area with lots of vegetation, even more spores can drift in through the window or hitch a ride on your clothes
    •    There are more mold spores around on days with high humidity or after heavy rainfall

Why is it so hard to stop mold spores?
Mold spores are microscopic – they are smaller than pollen and narrower than a human hair. That means you cannot see them, and you cannot simply round them up and put them outside. Because mold is naturally-occurring, spores are drifting in and out of your home all the time.

SERVPRO advertises mold remediation rather than mold removal because we know that it is impossible to stop mold spores from entering your home and finding places to grow. However, although we cannot eliminate mold, there are many things we can do during remediation to reduce the number of spores.

What is the role of air filtration in mold remediation?
Proper air filtration can catch mold spores and stop them from re-entering your home. To catch mold spores, we use genuine HEPA filters. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, and to be a true HEPA filter, it must capture 99.7% of particulates that are 0.3 microns or larger. Because most mold spores are between 3 – 100 microns in size, HEPA filters can trap them.

What equipment does SERVPRO use for air filtration?
Before we begin air filtration, we set up containment around the affected area, using plastic sheeting and duct tape. This keeps mold spores confined to that area so they cannot drift away. Then, we start filtering them out of the air using a combination of:

    •    Air scrubbers, which are air filtration devices designed to trap mold spores and other contaminants in their filters
    •    Negative air machines, which are air scrubbers with ducting attached to vent the contaminated air outside your home, and create negative air pressure so spores cannot escape
    •    Hepa vacuums, which we use to vacuum loose mold from hard surfaces?

What is the role of activated carbon filters?
Many air scrubbers have activated carbon filters fitted alongside their HEPA filters. Activated carbon is treated to make it more porous than regular carbon, which lets it trap more particles. The remediation industry uses activated carbon to trap:
    •    Mold spores
    •    Smoke particles
    •    Chemical particles

Is there a way to reduce the risk of the mold coming back?
Good air filtration helps us remove mold particles during remediation, which reduces the risk of a recurrence because there are fewer spores around. However, because the spores are naturally-occurring, we cannot prevent them from re-entering your home. The best thing is to make sure your home is not a hospitable breeding ground for them:

    •    We will dry the area with dehumidifiers and air movers before we leave
    •    We recommend you run dehumidifiers in your home to lower humidity
    •    Don't allow moisture to build up in your home – deal with leaks or spills immediately. Powerful air filtration removes more spores and leaves your home smelling better, too.

For mold remediation, you can rely on call SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

Can Water Intrusion be Cleaned with Household Products?

10/5/2020 (Permalink)

Hands holding home After a water intrusion occurs. You can trust that your home is in good hands with our experienced technicians at SERVPRO.

Raleigh Residents Choose SERVPRO for Water Cleanup to Apply Cleaning, Drying, and Restoration Solutions.

How important is using chemical agents to clean water intrusion?

Water can contain many different bacteria, viruses, or fungi. When these microbes enter your Raleigh home, they can reproduce, creating unsanitary conditions. Since many of these organisms are microscopic in size, it can be tough to ensure that your home is clean after a water intrusion event. Our water restoration technicians (WRT) use various in-house, industrial strength cleaning chemicals to return your home to a sanitary state and reduce the likelihood of microbial organisms building up in the house. Our technicians have access to cleaning agents that are only available to SERVPRO and could help to restore your home to its preloss condition.

What are the typical cleaning solutions for restoration?

- Glass and light surface cleaners 

- Hard surface cleaners for floors 

- Wall and ceiling cleaning agents 

What products do restoration technicians use for water intrusion?

When performing water cleanup in your Raleigh home, it is essential to dry the property and protect it against bacteria using cleaning products. SERVPRO cleaning products follow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards and are environmentally friendly. We recognize that whether we are cleaning floors, walls, or windows, it is essential to use non-toxic, safe, and phosphate-free products. This commitment ensures that you can remain in your home while cleaning takes place without risking your health. Most of our products have multiple uses for surfaces and can be applied by direct spraying onto surfaces.

How do professionals deal with cleaning wet upholstery?

- Using a spotting agent for direct application onto staining

- Cleaning agents that are safe for use with wool or other natural fibers

- Products that meet EPA green seal guidelines

Cleaning products are an essential part of returning your home to its preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of East Raleigh at (919) 250-0455 now.

Does Water Permanently Damage Unfinished Wood?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

laminated tongue and groove planks Raleigh Homes with Water Damaged Laminated Tongue and Groove Planks Are Often Salvaged by SERVPRO Skilled Technicians

Wood without Varnish or Finish Can Absorb Large Quantities of Moisture, Causing Warping. SERVPRO Water Restoration Services Can Rescue Wet Wood in Your Raleigh Home.

Why does wood warp?

Wood is a semi-porous material that is likely to feature in your Raleigh home's structure or contents. Carpenters apply varnishes, lacquer, or finishes to woods to waterproof and enhance their appearance. Unfortunately, not all timbers in a home's material construction are likely to be finished. Wood panels or frames in the subfloor, for example, may have an insufficient varnish or not be finished at all. Unfinished wood absorbs moisture, which can cause it to expand. The expansion manifests as warping or cupping and can put extra pressure on the construction of your home. Typical signs of distortion include cracks at the base of walls and ceiling corners and cupping of floorboards.

What factors influence the effect of water on wooden floors?

  • The material of wood either hard or soft
  • The length of water exposure
  • The amount of water that the wood is exposed to

Is refinishing an option for water-damaged wood floors?

The possibility of successful water restoration for floorboards in your Raleigh home depends a lot on the material type. Hardwoods frequently cup or buckle following exposure to moisture but can often make a return to their preloss condition with refinishing. Before refinishing a wood, the moisture content must be brought back to a natural equilibrium. For most types of timber, 12% moisture content is considered normal, but your area of the country may require more or less moisture content. SERVPRO technicians can use desiccant dehumidifiers that can reduce indoor humidity to below 40 grains per pound. Over time, the dryness of the air removes water from semi-porous materials.

Is it possible to mitigate water damage for hardwoods?

  • Immediately reduce relative humidity to between 30% and 45%
  • Use a moisture probe to measure water content
  • Once moisture content drops below 16%, increase air temperature to encourage evaporation

Professional restoration services can help you to recover hardwood floors. Contact SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455.

How Can a Water Cleanup Service in Raleigh Resolve My Craft Brewery’s Water-Related Issues?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged property As you ponder your options, remember that there is a reputable neighborhood service that can help you.

Raleigh Area Water Cleanup Companies Not Only Remove Standing Water from Your Commercial Site, They Also Expertly Dry Interiors and Neutralize Odors.

In recent years, craft breweries and other small drink manufacturers have proliferated around Raleigh and its environs.  These new businesses have developed in response to the public’s ever-increasing demand for exciting new flavors and beverages.  Local owners of such drink manufacturing, bottling, and serving enterprises use large industrial appliances and liquid containers.  Conducting business is a piece of cake when all of these production and storage tools are functioning properly, but they quickly produce a nightmare when they fail.  Malfunctioning equipment and deteriorating containers can rapidly spill gallons of water and beverage around your site.  Whenever this happens, you need the help of a good water cleanup service fast.

How is the Water Cleanup Process Initiated?
High-quality Raleigh water cleanup companies like SERVPRO are thoughtful and have well-planned procedures they follow.  Their process starts when you first contact them for assistance and generally involves:

    •    Collecting your contact information, business address, and key details about your property and specific water issue
    •    Then, often, arriving onsite within four hours of your call to locate and block the offending water source
    •    After the water flow has been stopped, our technicians determine if the water is contaminated and, if it is, its level of contamination
    •    Next, we evaluate your property’s level of water damage, noting what can be saved and what is a total loss
    •    Then, we inspect your site for safety hazards like asbestos and lead

Once SERVPRO workers have done all of this, they design a precise plan of action to resolve your particular problem.  Then, they quickly move on to removing standing water from and drying your business’ interiors.

What Does SERVPRO Do to Extract Water From and Dry My Business?
After your commercial site has been thoroughly inspected and evaluated for water damage, SERVPRO technicians get to work on eliminating your water issue.  This process employs the use of their extensive water removal expertise, as well as their arsenal of high-tech equipment, and includes:

    •    Establishing a drying goal-based specifically on your particular situation and location
    •    Bringing in powerful truck-mounted and portable extractors, submersible pumps, and wet vacs to swiftly remove standing water from your brewery or shop
    •    Locating moisture-impacted structural elements and materials around your business with advanced tools like infrared cameras, moisture sensors and meters, and thermohygrometers
    •    Moving out or blocking equipment, furniture, and commercial items to protect them from wet floorings and other affected surfaces
    •    Employing powerful desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers, air movers, and Injectidry systems to dry out all areas of your commercial site
    •    Monitoring the progress of the drying process with previously mentioned moisture detection tools

These advanced methods and tools enable us to speedily extract water from and dry your property.  This often protects you from total losses, extended closures, and other business-related hardships.

How Does SERVPRO Clean and Restore My Property?
During the final stages of returning your shop or brewery to its preloss condition, SERVPRO professionals focus on cleaning your property, eliminating microbial threats, and repairing water-related damage.  As technicians work to complete these efforts, they:

    •    Discard irreparable materials
    •    Utilize various cleaning techniques, like wet, immersive, dry, and abrasive methods
    •    Employ technologically advanced foggers to eliminate harmful bacteria and fungi, as well as unpleasant water damage-related odors
    •    Repair or fully reconstruct impacted structural elements and items

After all this work has been completed, businesses are usually back to their preloss conditions and ready to resume operations.  The speed at which we can make this happen is crucial since downtime equals lost customers and income.

Considering all this, choosing the right water removal company to help you is essential.  Some local services simply do not have the training, experience, skills, or equipment to complete your job effectively and in a timely manner.  Poorly done work has to be redone, and slow water removal service could force your business to close for an extended period of time.  All of this could permanently drive away customers, cause you to have to search for new employees, and ultimately drive you out of business.  The simple answer to avoid all these potential problems is to find a good cleaning and restoration company that can do the job right the first time.  In the long-run, this limits your overall damages, makes restoration efforts easier, and saves you time, money, and headaches.

As you ponder your options, remember that there is a reputable neighborhood service that can help you.  If your brewery or shop has suffered a leak, spill, or another type of water-related event, contact SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon at (919) 250-0455 for assistance.

Is my Laundry Room Susceptible to a Fire?

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Lint filter Faulty appliances as well as a full lint filter in your dryer can quickly cause fire damage in your home. Call SERVPRO today for assistance.

The Laundry Room in your Raleigh Home can Cause a Fire, and a Fire Restoration Technician can Help you Overcome the Damage.

Spacious homes in Raleigh have the luxury of having a separate area for the laundry. Homeowners usually outfit them with functional shelving, some decor, and the latest appliances. However, laundry rooms can also be the starting point for a home fire that spreads into adjacent areas and leaves destruction in its wake. When disaster strikes, it is best to contact professionals in the field to restore your home and prevent further spread of the damage.

Raleigh homeowners needing fire damage restoration services should call SERVPRO at our 24/7 hotline. When you call, our expert crew mobilizes your home to assess how widespread the damage is and develop an action plan. Contrary to popular belief, restoration may take more than fixing the lint filter or faulty wiring where the fire started. It may also require water extraction and repairs, such as the replacement of drywall. Whatever your needs, our crew is here to help you.

Does a fire restoration team remove odors?

One of the biggest challenges after a fire is removing the acrid smell left behind by the smoke and flames. At SERVPRO, we understand your needs and prepare to tackle both the visible residue left behind and the air quality in your home. To achieve our goals, we employ industrial-grade equipment tailored to your situation, which gives us flexibility when taking care of your home. Some tools and techniques you may see us using could include-

HEPA vacuums to capture the smallest particles of soot

Foggers to disseminate a deodorizing mist throughout your home

Sponges, pressure washers and scrubbers allow us to clean walls and surfaces

Our team at SERVPRO of East Raleigh/Zebulon is your best resource when a fire erupts. Give yourself peace of mind by calling us at  (919) 250-0455 as soon as possible. Together, we strive to leave your home, "Like it never even happened." 

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Can I Get Help with Storm Damage in Raleigh?

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

water damage white sofa We have well-equipped and highly trained technicians who work hard to ensure everything is just “Like it never even happened.”

Flood Damage Cleanup with the Help of SERVPRO Brings Your Raleigh Property Back to Normal Faster

Flooding after a storm is something that can happen without warning, and the damage may be severe. Calling SERVPRO to your Raleigh home ensures you have certified IICRC restoration technicians on the job in as little as a few hours after the incident gets reported.

How Does SERVPRO Help?

With our flood damage cleanup in Raleigh, we are there 24/7 to address emergencies from high wind and rain, resulting in flooding and storm damage. We can perform tarping or board up services right away to limit additional costs from damages. Our crew then focuses on water removal and ensuring your interior belongings get cleaned, dried, and restored.

Our SERVPRO franchise is locally owned, and we can reach out for help from additional franchises if necessary. We formulate our workforce based on the extent of the disaster. Our team is successful as a scalable company able to mitigate your flood loss by:

    •    Moving fast to minimize storm damage impact
    •    Prompt customized plan development to ensure your property gets back to pre-storm condition
    •    Utilization of the latest technologies and products for water extraction, restoration, drying, dehumidification, and sanitization

Our crew wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and makes sure to block off work zones so that debris and contaminants do not get tracked into unaffected areas of your home. The industrial-grade equipment that we bring to each storm flood project may include:

    •    Air movers
    •    Dehumidifiers
    •    Wet/dry vacuums
    •    Portable air scrubbers
    •    Moisture meters and sensors
    •    Various cleaning agents, deodorizers, and sanitizing products

When you call on us at SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon, we are ready to restore your home quickly so that there is no trace of flood damage. We have well-equipped and highly trained technicians who work hard to ensure everything is just “Like it never even happened.” Call us whenever you need us at (919) 250-0455, and we will deploy a crew as soon as possible.

What Services Does SERVPRO Provide After Disasters?

8/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technicians No matter when you make the call, we have technicians who can assist you.

Emergencies can take many shapes, and our team of professionals can help to steer your damaged property back to preloss condition. 

There are thousands of homes and businesses depending on us in the greater Raleigh area. We are a locally owned and operated facility, meaning that all of our technicians and administration professionals share these communities with you. We consider the help that we provide in your time of need the same as we would do for any of our neighbors. We are a full-service restoration and recovery team, meaning that along with experienced technicians to help with cleaning, extraction, and other restorative efforts, we also have a full team of residential and commercial contractors.


There is often a proposed 48-hour window to restore and recover Raleigh homes and businesses after a water loss incident first begins. The challenge with this finite timeline is reducing the spread and migration of these loss effects so that greater areas of your property do not fall victim to saturation, structural deterioration, and other secondary effects like microbial growth. We strive to be fast to any emergency that threatens your home, and our readiness for these emergencies can preserve as much of this initial critical window as possible.

What Mitigation Steps Can Help After a Water Emergency? 

Mitigation is one of the hearts of restoring a water damaged Raleigh home. These initial steps taken shortly after our technicians first arrive on the scene work to stop the migration of water throughout the property and address present concerns such as standing water in the home. Some of the critical mitigation steps that we take include:

  • Extraction
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Content Management and Inventory Solutions

Is Reconstruction Necessary After Drying? 

The drying process can often be one of the most challenging elements of restoring at home after a water loss incident. Considering how far spread moisture can travel throughout your Raleigh residence or structure, it is not unlikely that some degree of repair or reconstruction might be necessary. Our contractors can help to identify weakened structural elements, discard these damaged materials, and replace them at the appropriate times.


With the varying degree of storm systems and winter weather effects that can damage homes and businesses throughout Raleigh, Zebulon, and other communities, we must be prepared for the physical damage the exteriors of these buildings can experience. An advantage of having residential and commercial contractors on our roster is that these professionals can mobilize along with our restoration technicians to provide real-time emergency services when necessary.

How Do You Efficiently Remove Standing Water? 

When structural breaches exist, flooding is not often far behind. One of the most significant obstacles with flood damage in Raleigh structures is standing water. This condition can absorb quickly into exposed flooring materials and wall systems, which can begin the deterioration process along with this saturation. Water removal is vital to protect these construction materials, and we use several machines for this:

  • Extractors 
  • Vacuums 
  • Drying Tools

Rebuilding and Cleaning After a Flood Loss 

Flooding can present substantial damage to the interior of your Raleigh property, which can often require the replacement of specific structural elements to return the structure to its original condition. Controlled demolition prepares areas for later reconstruction by removing compromised sheetrock, wood, and carpeting for replacement once mitigation steps complete.


We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, and that's not just a slogan that can help win over some customers in Raleigh, Zebulon, or anywhere else that we serve. We understand that every moment that passes after you know about a disaster, the worse the effects and conditions in your property become. Because of this, we strive to stay ready for all of these emergencies with pre-stocked trailers and available technicians 24 hours a day.

What Can Our Team Do to Clean Up Immediately? 

Environmental and surface cleaning are vital efforts with fire damage recovery because the work area can be hazardous even after technicians arrive. This volatile environment is what makes DIY restoration such a risk. With the appropriate personal protective equipment and efficient machines and techniques, our SERVPRO team can help your Raleigh house be safer for the continued mitigation and restoration steps to come. These initial efforts to thoroughly clean the property include:

  • Surface Cleaning
  • Content Cleaning
  • Air Quality Control

What Restoration Steps Must Occur After a Fire? 

Soot removal can be a challenging effort for your fire-damaged Raleigh home. However, it is a necessary effort to reduce both health hazards, carcinogens, and acidic particles that can damage underlying materials. Many practices and products can address various types of smoke residues, including both wet and dry smokes, protein smoke, and even furnace puff backs. Addressing these concerns on surfaces involves numerous approaches, including soda blasting, emulsification, dissolving, and wipe cleaning with water-based chemical solvents.


Throughout Wake County, thousands of businesses depend on the fast and reliable response of our SERVPRO technicians whenever disasters strike. While many of these threats involve water and fire losses, we are prepared to handle even more challenging scenarios, including biohazard cleanup, air quality control, and flooding. Returning your Raleigh business to its original state is critical to get your doors open again to customers and expected profits.

What Solutions Keep Your Doors Open? 

It is always our priority to keep your doors open to allow your business to continue even in a limited capacity whenever possible. In many ways, this involves containment barriers and other equipment that can reduce cross-contamination while allowing our technicians to continually clean and restore your damaged Raleigh property.

What Products and Techniques Get Used to Clean Your Building Thoroughly?

Cleaning your Raleigh business does not always have to follow a disaster or emergency event. There are many instances, especially on the heels of a pandemic, where cleanliness and sanitary environments are more desirable than ever. Our program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned can provide a high level of efficiency in surface and content cleaning in high-traffic areas and wherever you deem attention necessary. This includes:

  • Applying Disinfectant
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Deodorization

Disasters can happen at any time, but our SERVPRO of East Raleigh / Zebulon team is always ready to help at (919) 250-0455.