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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.

Water Heater leak in Southport could lead to Mold

8/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water heater leaks can be damaging

If you do experience water damage in Southport from your water heater, try and remain calm and shut off the water feed line. Then, contact SERVPRO, our restoration company that specializes in water damage restoration and cleanup to deal with the mess left behind.

Since high temperature and late detection are problems with water heater floods, there are some dangers that it creates that exceeds normal flooding events. There are things to watch out for in case you are dealing with this. 

The initial water bursting forth from the heater may be scalding hot, so do not rush in, especially if you see steam all over the area. You risk getting hot water burns otherwise. It is best to wait for a SERVPRO technician to arrive and take care of everything for you. 

Another reason you should not rush into a flooded area is that the water could be contacting exposed wiring or power outlets. The water then carries a strong electric current, so do not take a risk in going into the water. Also, the situation creates a potential fire hazard, as the electrical system short and spark.

The water damage from a flood like this can damage wood, ruin carpeting, corrode metals and destroy expensive machinery and appliances. Mold spores can also be activated with enough moisture and organic materials to sustain them. Since mold growth is very likely in a case like this, our technicians at SERVPRO are also going to check for mold growth and hidden moisture with special moisture meters and can clean it up along with all the water. We do not leave until the area is thoroughly dried and sanitized. 

SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties arrives at your home in a timely fashion to avoid further damage. Therefore, we encourage you to call us right away when you discover the problem at (910) 755-6717.

Your Brunswick and South Columbus Counties Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO works quickly to assess the situation and isolate the damages. In many instances, normal operations can continue while we restore the affected areas of your facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area. We understand that 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 and South Columbus Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

Even After Fire Damage Retirement Can Be Enjoyed

8/15/2019 (Permalink)

Let the pros at SERVPRO get you back to your relaxing retirement

Your relaxing getaway near the beaches of Brunswick County need not become a recovery nightmare if a fire destroys part of your vacation or retirement home. You may be on a permanent or planned holiday when disaster strikes but the professionals at SERVPRO will be ready for the job within mere hours of your call, inventorying the damage and designing a plan to restore your premises back to preloss condition swiftly. Whether the fire occurred while you were on site or when you were traveling or living elsewhere you can rely on the expertise of our highly qualified technicians to investigate the damage and take the steps needed to put the fire behind you. 

 SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. is ready to take on the job when you experience fire damage to your cherished retirement or vacation home in our vibrant community. Call our dispatchers 24/7 at (910) 762-8180 to get the restoration process moving so your hideaway will be ready for rest and relaxation.

Quick Response to Brunswick County Water Damage

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

Quick response time is crucial

Flooding and water emergencies as happen when we least expect. SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties is always on stand by and ready to provide emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

 Water is very intrusive. Water always spreads quickly throughout following gravity and the path of least resistance.  Within minutes water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery and belongings.  In 1 -2 hours, drywall begins to swell, metal surfaces tarnish, and furniture will begin to warp/ mold.  After 48 to a week, mold will aggressively grow, doors and furniture warp, and metal will begin to rust.  Over a week, structural safety is compromised, mold growth flourishes, and bio-hazard contaminants begin to pose serious risks.

 This is just a quick preview into what water can do once an emergency happens.  The important lesson to remember is to get help quickly.  If you have had a water emergency, call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties and we can help mitigate the damages and help get your home back to its preloss condition.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus counties 910-755-6717

Fire clean-up services in Brunswick County

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help after a fire in your residence or business

A fire in a home or business can cause serious damage.  Many times the smoke and soot can penetrate various spaces within the structure which are not easily accessible or noticeable.  This can lead to hidden damage and/ or odor.  SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties offers the knowledge and know how to identify and remediate the damages left by a damaging fire. 

Since the damage from smoke and water increases quickly with time, SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties looks to start the clean-up process as soon as it is safely possible.

With every smoke and fire damage being a little different, each requires a solution for the specific conditions. At SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties, we have the equipment, training, and staff to restore your fire and smoke damage. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties today – (910) 755-6717.