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Commercial Fire and Water Damage in Leland, NC

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire and Water Damage in Leland, NC Manufacturing plant affected by fire and water from sprinkler system

A large manufacturing company located in Leland had a small dust fire that ignited just as their 2nd shift employees were finishing.  The maintenance staff tried to fight the fire with extinguishers to no avail.  The fire was significant enough that the sprinkler system throughout the facility discharged and the fire station responded.  The fire did a bit of damage to machinery and the structure, but left soot through at least a third of the operating floor.  The major damage resulted from the discharge of the sprinkler system.  The entire work floor(concrete) was covered with water.  The maintenance manager at the facility knew to call SERVPRO immediately.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties responded and began the clean-up and drying overnight as soon as the fire department cleared the scene.  With SERVPRO’s quick overnight response, the company was able to get a portion of the operating floor back up and running the very next day.

SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties works hard to help businesses throughout Brunswick County.  Having a fire or water loss, no matter how large or small, is a traumatizing experience.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is here to help individuals and companies through this tough time and get their HOME back to preloss condition. 

If you have had a water leak in your home, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

HVAC water damage in Leland, NC

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage HVAC water damage in Leland, NC HVAC leak causing water damage

It’s summer in Southeastern North Carolina.  That means that means the temperature is rising and Air Conditioning units are no needed to run constantly.  Well, if you haven’t had your normal HVAC yearly check, are you sure that your system is going to run efficiently and not cause any leaking issues?  The two most common occurrence with air conditioning units causing water damage are: the air conditioner drip pan overflowing and condensation.  These causes of water damage can range from a small ceiling area to multiple ceilings, walls, and floors being affected in a house.  If you think you may have an issue causing a leak give us a call to come investigate.  If you catch it early and have a HVAC tech fix the issue, the damage can be mitigated fairly easily.  We can remove the affected areas of material, get things dry and the end goal is always to make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties works hard to help the communities in the Brunswick beaches and retirement communities.  Having a water leak no matter how large or small, is a traumatizing experience.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is here to help individuals through this tough time and get their HOME back to preloss condition. 

If you have had a water leak in your home, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

Cleaning your Oak Island Home after a Fire

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cleaning your Oak Island Home after a Fire Let SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. help you get your home back after a fire.

Homes in the Brunswick county area all have items that are unique and almost unreplaceable.  A fire, even a small one, can leave the interior of a home and these items covered with smoke and soot.  This type of damage requires specialized cleaning procedures.  This is where the Pros from SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties come in.  Many times folks are unaware of how widespread the soot is throughout the home.  SERVPRO is trained to detect and clean this otherwise hard to detect contaminated areas throughout your home. After cleaning the affected areas throughout the home, the trained SERVPRO technicians will then work to neutralize the odors.  Using thermal fogging, the technicians will be able to sufficiently and thoroughly remove the smoke odors throughout. The end goal is always to make it “Like it never even happened”. 

SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties works hard to help the communities in the Brunswick beaches and retirement communities.  Having a fire no matter how large or small, is a traumatizing experience.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is here to help individuals through this tough time and get their HOME back to preloss condition. 

If you have had a fire in your home, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

Mold in Leland Residence

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Leland Residence Mold in Leland residence

A homeowner in Leland, NC was recently doing some heavy spring cleaning in her home when she came across what she though was mold behind her refrigerator.  Instead of just wiping it down or having her husband tear open the wall, she decided to give SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties a call to check out the suspected mold.  She had used them previously at work and was comfortable that they could handle the job.  She made the call and was very happy that she did.  It turned out to be Mold as she suspected.  The technician from SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties did a thorough inspection and determined that it was Mold and found the source.  Apparently, the water hook-up to the refrigerator had a very small pin size hole in it which was leaking onto the wall and onto the floor.  After being referred to a plumber that could fix the leak, SERVPRO went to work to contain the Mold, clean the affected areas, and make sure to get the air filtered with air scrubber.  Everything was clean and dry!  With one call to SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties the homeowner had her mold issue taken care of completely.

If you suspect you may have a Mold issue, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

Commercial Water damage at School

3/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water damage at School School water damage caused by water fountain

A local maintenance supervisor at a Leland school walked in to find 3 classrooms flooded from water fountain that broke free from the wall and fell to the floor.  Luckily this happened overnight on a weekday and not on the weekend when the mess could have become much larger.  Having used SERVPRO before at a previous school at which he had worked, he knew to call SERVPRO right away.  The supervisor actually had the number handy in the ERP he had completed with the SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus County marketing rep a couple months ago.  After getting the water shut off and getting the water fountain fixed, SERVPRO began their services. Air movers and dehumidifiers were placed throughout the classrooms and things were “Like they never even happened” within a couple days.  Are you a maintenance supervisor in need of emergency help at your commercial property?   SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is here to help!  You never know when you are going to need help and SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is always ready to help with commercial fire or water damage.  If you have water damage in your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties today, 910-755-6717.  

Attic Fire in Leland, NC

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Out of town on a vacation that the homeowner was dreaming of for months, he receives a alarming call from his neighbor.  There had been a fire at his Leland, NC home in Brunswick Forest.  His neighbor has assured him that it was just a small fire and the Brunswick County fire department has everything under control.  The fire was in his attic and was started by his HVAC system.  Structurally the home and roof were intact, his HVAC needed replaced and he needed his attic contents and some upstairs bedrooms cleaned.  His first thoughts were of SERVPRO.  He had used SERVPRO for a water damage in his rental unit a few years prior.  The homeowner called SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties and sent an appointment for when he would be back in town.  Upon meeting with the SERVPRO Production Manager and going over the scope of the fire damage and the course of action, the homeowner was appeased.  The hardworking crews started the next day with removal of smoke and soot from the home.  Within a few days, the team from SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties had things back “Like it never even happened.”  If you have smoke or soot damage from a fire in your residence or commercial building, call SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties today, 910-755-6717.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is Here to Help!

Mold in Brunswick County Commercial Property

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold in Brunswick County Commercial Property Commercial Mold Remidiation

A commercial property manager goes to do a quick walk through a small shopping plaza which has just been constructed.  Expecting to see that finishing touches will be needed before the new tenant can move in, the manager notices large patches of dark material throughout the space and on nearly every wall.  Mold.  Realizing that she needs to act quickly, she calls SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties.  With the manage getting ready to get a lease signed and have a tenant move in within a week, SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties moved quickly to get remediation services started.  First, SERVPRO made sure that the source of the water or moisture were addressed.  Next, the highly trained technicians were able to remove drywall were needed and clean all the surfaces using HEPA vacuums.  Finally, air scrubbing filtration equipment and dehumidifiers were run in the contaminated commercial unit.  Once again, SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties was able to help another commercial customer.  If you think you may have an issue with mold in your home or commercial property, call SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties today.  910-755-6717. SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties is Here to Help!

Water Damage at Realty office in Leland

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage at Realty office in Leland	Realty Office Water damage in Leland

A local Realty company in Leland, NC had frozen pipe burst in the men’s restroom on the 3rd floor of their building.  The three story building, in addition to housing the realty company, house multiple other businesses that were affected on the 1st and 2nd floors.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties was called out immediately to help with this loss which included multiple inches of standing water in various locations in the building.  The very first thing that the technicians did was to make sure that the scene was safe.  Falling ceiling tiles were taken down before they could fall and an electrician was brought in to make sure the electricity was safe.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus technicians then got straight to work extracting the water from the affected areas.  Baseboards and drywall were removed only where necessary.  Some areas of drywall on the large staircase had to be removed to ventilate these large 3 story walls.  Air movers and dehumidifiers were put to work as soon as the demo was completed.  With the offices in a rush to get re-opened for business, SERVPRO work tirelessly to get the affect areas completely dry.  Next time your commercial or residential property is hit by an un-expected water loss, contact SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus right away!  910-755-6717

Fire Extinguisher accidental discharge in business

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Fire Extinguisher accidental discharge in business Make sure to check your fire extinguishers periodically!

A local business in Brunswick County had a fire extinguisher accidentally discharge overnight because it fell from its hanging location.  The business immediately called on SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. to help them get them get their offices cleaned and open for business again.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. got to the scene as quickly as possible and after scoping the damage and planning, starting cleaning.  After setting some air scrubbers and HEPA vacuuming, the SERVPRO team wiped every surface and then steam cleaned the carpets.  The final results were a sight to see for the owners, who were able able to open the doors and get back to business in a matter of a few hours.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. making it "Like it never even happened." once again!  Make sure to check your fire extinguishers periodically to prevent accidental discharges like this from happening.

Holiday Fire Safety

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Holiday Fire Safety Holiday Fire Safety

The Holidays are upon us again this year. And with the Holidays comes the increased risk of house fires.  Whether from candles burning in the home, lighted decorations, Christmas Trees, or the Holiday cooking, the Holidays are prime season for house fires. SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Counties wants to make sure you and your loved ones play it smart and safe!  

Cooking- If you are going to deep fry your turkey, make sure to do it outside on level ground and at least 20 feet from your house.

Candles-  If you are going to burn candles in your home, make sure to leave about 1-2 feet of space in every direction between the candle and anything flammable.

Christmas Trees-  Make sure to get a freshly cut Christmas Tree and to keep it thoroughly watered throughout its time on display.  Artificial trees aren't of too much concern as most are flame- retardant.

Decorative Lights- Make sure to inspect all strings of lights and extension cords for damage or frays. 

Fireplaces-  Soot build-up can catch on fire. Make sure to get your fireplace cleaned before using each burning season.  Also, use a screen to keep sparks and embers from popping out.

These are just a couple tips to keep you safe this Holiday Season!