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Water Category Can Be Vital To Water Damage Cleanup in Calabash

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Water leak We have the expertise, experience, and equipment to handle your home's water damage emergency needs.

Do You Know What Type of Water Damage Could Affect Your Calabash Home? 

Water can enter the home at any time of day or night, which can be traumatic for residents in Calabash. When possible, call a professional migration team right away. The source of the water can play an essential role in the migration and clean-up process. A prompt response by a skilled team may save your property and could result in less contamination. 

During these situations, one of the last things property owners want to have to cope with is cleaning up and restoring their home. We are a well-respected nationwide franchise known for our expertise in water damage cleanup and restoration. When we arrive, our technicians classify the severity of the damage by checking the source of the water in the affected areas. 

There are three categories of water, which are clean, gray and black. Typically, when the source is clean water, the level of damage is less dangerous than when it is gray or black water. Clean water is the least contaminated type. Tap water and rainwater are prime examples of what we classify as clean. Gray water contains some contamination that could be harmful to homeowners. Examples of gray water include urine, wash water and aquamarine water. Blackwater is the most dangerous to humans and may contain feces, parasites, bacteria, sewage, chemicals, and viruses. One of the most common examples of black water is flood water. 

Even though clean water is the least dangerous type, it is still essential to begin migration quickly because bacteria and fungi can contaminate clean water within 48 hours. Homeowners in Calabash can rest a little easier when facing a water emergency in their home. SERVPRO uses proven and scientific methods to classify and remove each water category. Also, we use proper and efficient methods to clean up and restore the affected areas back to their preloss condition when possible. Homeowners should be aware that we may deem your home unsafe due to the water category. When this happens, a move-out may be necessary until after the cleanup and restoration are complete. We can be there to assist with packing and moving.

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SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties provides emergency services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contact us 24/7 at (910) 755-6717 for our professional water damage cleanup and restoration.

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Finding Mold Damage in Your Caswell Beach Summer Home

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Mold infestation on wall Mold can spread quickly and cause damage in its path. Contact SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Equipped to Tackle a Mold Infestation in Your Home 

Starting off your annual vacation by finding mold damage in your summer home is never a pleasant way to kick off a trip. You could have traveled halfway across the country to relax and spend time with your family, but the discovery allows for anything but that. The damage can create unplanned expenses, such as the option of staying in a hotel until the mess is sorted out. While it is not always necessary, it is understandable that you would want to keep your family away from the mold as it can cause health effects. 
Relying on a professional restoration company can ensure that the remediation of the mold damage in your Caswell Beach home happens as quickly as possible. When you call us, our techs can get to your property shortly after. Our estimator can talk you through the damage, your options, and explain the process, as well as answer any questions. We strive to keep you informed, involved, and updated. 
SERVPRO understands that a lot of mold in your home can make you worry about your belongings. Mold causes the decay of organic materials and having wooden furniture as well as leather inside of a mold-infected house is not good. However, we aim to remediate all of the damage that we can. 
To start, SERVPRO can section off the areas of your home where there is damage to limit the ability of the colonies to spread. While we clean the area thoroughly, we can set up air scrubbers with HEPA filters to catch spores and odorous particles into the air, eliminating the musty scent while we work. SERVPRO can thoroughly clean mold from non-porous materials using disinfectants and then reduce the chances of regrowth with antifungal sprays. We strive to make you feel "Like it never even happened" by the time we finish. 
Do not idle if you find mold damage inside of your home. Phone (910) 755-6717 to contact SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties. Whatever time you need us, day or night, we can be there. 

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Remediating Water Damage in Ocean Isle Beach After a Storm

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Roof damage from severe storm Damaged roofing or siding can allow a great quantity of water to enter your home. Contact SERVPRO right away for water removal after a storm.

Team SERVPRO Has the Experienced Technicians and Effective Equipment for Water Removal After a Storm

Making up part of the North Carolina coast, Ocean Isle Beach can take the brunt of any storm and come out the other end. That does not mean there is not clean up or other restoration efforts required once the rain stops.
Much of the Ocean Isle Beach damage comes from a storm lifting or pulling siding and roofing tiles off the home and then water blows in behind or underneath them. SERVPRO understands that, unlike a basic flood, or a plumbing failure, this can mean water intrusion from the attic down to the sub-floor and crawlspace.
In this situation, our first action is to split the response team and handle two tasks at once; remove the water and protect the home. Technicians bring in a commercial-grade pump to draw out any standing water and then switch to extraction wands for smaller amounts. The reasons here are to remove the source of further damage to the home and allow floors, carpets, floor trim, and drywall to begin drying as quickly as possible.
As they remove the water, other SERVPRO team members secure the home against further damage from rain and other storm effects. These specialists board up broken windows and use either plastic sheeting or plywood panels to cover holes in the roof and other damage to the walls along the roofline. These same actions to reduce water damage also protect homes from secondary problems like animal intrusions, trespassing, and looting after a storm.
Once the water is gone and the home secure, our teams reduce the effects already caused by the storm. They start with an inspection of the attic insulation for water intrusion. If the insulation, rolled or blown-in, is soaked from the storm, technicians remove it and then use dehumidifiers and air movers to dry the attic completely before new insulation can be brought in to replace it.
Moving down into the house, specialists examine walls and ceiling panels. If water has soaked in, team members remove and dispose of them since drywall is cheaper to replace than spend the labor hours attempting to restore them. If needed, the team uses the same air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the framing and wall cavities before installing new panels.
These actions are only the first steps SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus takes to return every home to its original state after a storm. If you need us, call today at (910) 755-6717 to set up an inspection.

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Commercial Water Removal In Leland

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Files restored by SERVPRO after flood. SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties can help get your files dry after a water emergency or flood.

Medical record keeping is doing its best to move to digital. Not everything is scannable into an electronic document which means the process is only as fast as the slowest data entry technician. When records become soaked from a sprinkler system, failed plumbing or another source of water, they cannot just be thrown out with the hope each patient has a complete copy of their history.

Commercial Water Removal for a Leland clinic or doctor's office only starts after the majority of the water has been pumped out. Two or three inches of standing water soaking the carpet is a problem, but drying out the contents of a filing cabinet means the difference between staying open or losing patients. Each SERVPRO franchise maintains an extensive equipment inventory to help ensure doctors and their patients keep their relationship intact. Our primary tools to lower humidity and dry records are two types of dehumidifiers: Refrigerant and Desiccant.

The refrigerant dehumidifier draws moisture from the air by forcing air flow through refrigerated coils. This action condenses moisture where it drains into a water tray, or a pump removes it from the room. This type of dehumidifier is preferred where the temperature is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit and the electrical power may be sporadic. It is more efficient on paper and highly porous surfaces such as carpets and drywall.

The desiccant dehumidifier is more productive than the refrigerant dehumidifier in colder climates (below 50 degrees). It lowers moisture levels by forcing air flow over silica gel. The gel surface attracts air vapor and captures it. Water condensed by this method is heated and vented outside of the structure. This type of humidifier is more efficient with dense materials such as hardwood floors and cabinets.

To ensure large numbers of records, the rooms, and storage cabinets used to store them are thoroughly dried, technicians use both types of dehumidifiers. Although the refrigerant is more preferred with paper records, both methods dry documents without damaging them. Protecting medical records from water damage is important to both doctor and client. SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. has the experience and equipment to preserve every vital record in your clinic, office or storage site. If you need our services, contact us now at (910) 755-6717. We are here to help from start to finish.

Water Loss at your Brunswick County Business

8/24/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water damage to your Brunswick County business is a serious matter, and you want to get the water and damage cleaned up as fast as possible

A water line break in your business can be stressful and confusing since there are many factors to think about when figuring out if there is a leak, where it is, and how to repair it. The most common indication of a leak in your water line is physically seeing water come up on the street, on the sidewalk in front of your shop, or coming through the foundation wall. If the water is coming up in front of your business, it does not necessarily mean the leak is from the water line. Water travels and looks to the point of least resistance to surface.

Commercial water damage to your Brunswick County business is a serious matter, and you want to get the water and damage cleaned up as fast as possible so you can operate as usual again. You need to close your shop while it is being repaired, and that means lost profits. That is when you need to call in the professionals at SERVPRO, who can clean up the water and fix any damages the leak has caused. When the break is small, our technicians can repair it before they begin cleanup. For larger problems, we partner with other professional tradesmen who can fix the break in a timely and reasonable fashion. The municipality should be called in if to inspect and repair major street line breaks.

 Another sign of a broken water line is a hissing or rumbling noise. Likely, your water main is broken if your water is not in use when you hear noise on the water pipe. The hissing is a great indicator of water exiting the pipe somewhere in-between the building and the city water main in the roadway. 

 Another sign is a water pressure which is low. Not all water main leaks result in this. However, it is a possibility that should be checked out by professionals. SERVPRO can help you find the cause for the water line break so that it can be fixed properly and your building does not sustain any more water damage than it already has. 

 SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties. understands that when water damage of any kind happens to your business, that time is of the essence to prevent further damage and loss. That is why we are ready to come out to your building and help you anytime you need when you reach out to us at (910) 755-6717.

We will respond immediately to the storm or flood event

8/21/2019 (Permalink)

Storm and Water damage restoration specialists

SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties can respond immediately to any storm or flood event.

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties will respond immediately to the storm or flood event affecting your commercial property, regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

What to Do Until Help Arrives!

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Safety First!

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first. Is it safe to stay in the house? Electricity presents the greatest danger. Look for water coming through light fixtures or electrical boxes. Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.  If you try moving wet materials, be careful as these items are usually VERY heavy! Make sure you are familiar with water shut-offs for quick access and label accordingly. Quick action is critical to minimize loss, mitigate risk, and protect your assets. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting with towels. Turn on your air conditioning system for maximum drying in summer. Cleaning up after a flood is a lot of work and it is possible to do much of it yourself. However, the costs in time, supplies and machinery rental escalate quickly. It is best to hire professionals with the experience and training in dealing with these emergency situations.  

Call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus 910-755-6717

No Job too Large

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Large Loss Program

When a storm hits your Southport home or business, you need help immediately. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.  And no storm or job is too large for SERVPRO.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

 Should a storm or major event strike, call SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties. 910-755-6717

Faster Response and Clean-up of Your Water Damage

8/19/2019 (Permalink)

Faster, professional response

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Call us today 910-755-6717.

Mold Damage in Leland

8/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold remediation will lead to a cleaner healthier living environment.

Mold is a problem that sneaks up on people and begins to destroy homes before many people are aware of it. Many times, they never see a colony until it has grown into the walls and cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars to remedy.

Before we begin an inspection or start wiping down walls, there are some questions one of our inspectors here at SERVPRO will ask you about your Leland area home, these answers can help us speed up the process to return your residence to its original state.

Have you had a prior mold infestation in your home? If you have, this will tell us exactly where to begin looking for the probable source of the new mold colony. If you have the report from the company you used last time, please have that available. 

Have you had recent water damage? If you have, this has raised the surrounding moisture level in the air and possibly the building material. A high moisture level is required for mold spores to expand and begin growing. They are inert and harmless otherwise. Ask SERVPRO for advice.

Have you seen mold around your air vents or ducts? If there is any chance that mold has gotten into your air conditioner, the first thing our technicians will want to do is seal it off and flip the breaker switch to ensure spores are not accidentally spread throughout the structure. 

Answering these questions helps our response team establish containment zones faster and prepare your home for mold remediation and removal more efficiently. If you see, smell or just suspect mold because of recent water damage, call us today at (910) 755-6717 for an inspection and to get the remediation process started. SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties is here to assist you.