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Mitigating Water Damage in Leland Homes

3/10/2022 (Permalink)

Mold Growth After your property suffers water damage, call SERVPRO quickly to try and prevent mold from setting in. Fast action gives you better results.

Our Technicians are Quick to the Scene of a Water Damage Emergency

Wherever water ends up in locations that should normally be off-limits to the liquid, serious damage can result. Materials such as drywall swell soon after contact with the water is allowed to continue, and denser materials, such as wood, can also become swollen if the length of time increases even more. 
 
Homeowners know that there are many things that can cause problems for their homes but may not fully realize the extent of the Leland water damage in the event of a broken pipe or overflowing toilet. These situations call for much more than a quick mop-up of the area. Water spreads is drawn downward by gravity, and can also work its way upwards by using the absorbency of walls and drapes that touch the floor. 
 
As water saturates an area, secondary water damages begin to happen. The entire vicinity can start to develop mold within 48 hours. Odors quickly develop, as well. Staining of walls, carpeting, and area rugs can soon become noticeable. Wallpaper can begin to peel because of the increased moisture in the air. The aesthetic effects are not pleasant. However, we at SERVPRO can help you and your family by restoring your home, so it is “Like it never even happened,” again. 
 
Each and every aspect related to water damage is a crucial part of the entire restoration process. SERVPRO employees are trained extensively, earning them certificates from the IICRC. Combined with this detailed training is experience gained from large and small jobs. Our technicians know and understand the principles of restoration for each kind of disaster. Also, knowing how to use the tools and equipment needed to undo any and all damage, including extensive destruction, is required by many of the jobs we complete. We understand that your home is your castle, and we want to help you regain control of it again. 
 
SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help with water damage and other disasters, whenever they affect your home. Call us at (910) 755-6717, anytime, day or night, and any day of the week. We are always here for you. 

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Finding Mold Damage in Your Caswell Beach Summer Home

1/10/2022 (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. 

Click here for more information on the town of Caswell Beach.

Water Heater leak in Southport could lead to Mold

1/7/2022 (Permalink)

water heating leaking SERVPRO can help clean up the mess left by a leaking water heater.

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.

Commercial Water Damage In Your Leland Office Building From Faulty Sprinklers

12/21/2021 (Permalink)

Sprinkler head When your sprinkler system malfunctions, you can be left with a lot of water damage to clean up.

Commercial Water Damage from Faulty Sprinklers

Sprinkler systems are an affordable and usually reliable way of protecting your office building in Leland from fires. They prevent the loss of property and lives during a fire, and can even save you money as a business owner from tax deductions. However, when your sprinkler system malfunctions, you can be left with a lot of water damage to clean up.

It is essential for your office to be able to continue its daily operations without interruptions, so when a commercial water damage emergency arises, you want to be able to handle it as quickly as possible. That is where our technicians at SERVPRO come in, as we can be to your building in Wilmington quickly so repair the damages and get you back up and running fast.

Sprinkler water damage can include carpeting, drywall, and other building materials, plus wet tenant or office materials like upholstery, and the development of mildew and mold. There is also standing water that is left behind.

When you hire SERVPRO staff for help, our first step is to ensure all the water damage is taken care of and managed with the skill to prevent any further damage. We assess the damage that exists and create a plan to get your property back to its original state before the damage.

To avoid any more damage to any cloth, wood, or other porous surfaces, we remove them from your property and store them in a safe place until we are ready to put them back in place. A few of these items may need to be replaced depending on the level of severity of the damage and whether or not they can be restored.

Using water extraction equipment and water pumps, we remove the standing water. Air movers and dehumidifiers are used to finish the drying process more efficiently and effectively. Much like removing the water, fans and dehumidifiers are used to help ensure everything is thoroughly dry, and to prevent any mildew and mold growth.

Water damage has the capability of weakening the structure of your building or drywall and leaves permanent stains on upholstery and carpeting. If this has happened, additional construction or cleaning services may be necessary.

SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties wants to make sure your office building in Leland, Shallotte, Southport, Belville, or Bolivia is thoroughly dried and repaired after water damage. You can call us at any time by dialing (910) 755-6717.

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Water Damage at Realty office in Leland

12/16/2021 (Permalink)

Wet ceiling tiles SERVPRO was able to fix this water damage in a 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 South 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 South Columbus Counties 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 South Columbus Counties right away!  910-755-6717

Preparedness Basics

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Storm prep ideas Having SERVPRO's number ready is an important step in Emergency Preparedness in Brunswick County

Below is some basic information and tips for protecting your Brunswick county home or business during Hurricane season. It is best to be knowledgeable, have a plan, and be prepared.

Hurricanes are massive storm systems that form over the water and move toward land. Threats from hurricanes include high winds, heavy rainfall, storm surge, coastal and inland flooding, rip currents, and tornadoes. These large storms are called typhoons in the North Pacific Ocean and cyclones in other parts of the world.

Each year, many parts of the United States experience heavy rains, strong winds, floods, and coastal storm surges from tropical storms and hurricanes. Affected areas include all Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coastal areas and areas over 100 miles inland, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, parts of the Southwest, the Pacific Coast, and the U.S. territories in the Pacific. A significant per cent of fatalities occur outside of landfall counties with causes due to inland flooding.

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, with the peak occurring between mid-August and late October. 

Basic Preparedness Tips

  • Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay. Contact your local emergency management agency for more information.
  • Put together a go-bag: disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, medications, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
  • If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads.
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. To find out what alerts are available in your area, search the Internet with your town, city, or county name and the word “alerts.”

Preparing Your Home

  • Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe.
  • Secure loose rain gutters and downspouts and clear any clogged areas or debris to prevent water damage to your property.
  • Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure and reinforce the roof, windows and doors, including the garage doors.
  • Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
  • Consider building a safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels.  

Southport apartment with Mold

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall corner Calling SEVRPRO can get that mold in an apartment unit cleaned up quickly and correctly.

An apartment manager in Southport recently discovered some suspected Mold in a unit that she was getting ready to turn over to new renters after the previous tenants moved out.  Thinking better than just having her “maintenance guy” just try to wipe up the suspected Mold, she remembered she had met a marketing representative from SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties at a networking event.  She made the call and was very happy that she did.  It turned out to be Mold as she suspected and the technician from SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties did a thorough inspection and determined that it was indeed Mold and found the source.  Within a couple of days, the source was fixed, the Mold contained, the area cleaned, and air filtered.  All from one call to SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties.

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

Even After Fire Damage Retirement Can Be Enjoyed

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

couple looking out at ocean 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 South Columbus Counties. 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) 755-8180 to get the restoration process moving so your hideaway will be ready for rest and relaxation.

Commercial Mold in Brunswick County

11/23/2021 (Permalink)

mold on business’s walls SERVPRO can help with your Commercial Mold Remediation needs.

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 & South Columbus Counties.  With the manager getting ready to get a lease signed and have a tenant move in within a week, SERVPRO of Brunswick & South 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 & South 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 & South Columbus Counties today.  910-755-6717. SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties is Here to Help!

Smoke and Soot Cleanup

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Burnt out hallway in home A terrible fire wreaked havoc on this Southport home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (910) 755-6717

Attic Fire Leland

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

fire affected ceiling SERVPRO can help remediate your attic after experiencing a fire.

Out of town on a vacation that the homeowner had been dreaming of for months, he receives an 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 to be replaced and he needed his attic contents and some upstairs bedrooms cleaned.  His first thoughts were of SERVPRO.  He had used SERVPRO for water damage in his rental unit a few years prior.  The homeowner called SERVPRO of Brunswick and South 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 the removal of smoke and soot from the home.  Within a few days, the team from SERVPRO of Brunswick and South 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 South Columbus Counties today, 910-755-6717.  SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties is Here to Help!

Mold Damage in Leland

11/15/2021 (Permalink)

Mold under wallpaper Mold remediation from SERVPRO 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 and South Columbus Counties is here to assist you.

SERVPRO helps Leland Residence with mold

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in corner of wall SERVPRO can help clean mold in your 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 South 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 & South 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 South 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 Fire and Water in Brunswick County

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

debris left from fire SERVPRO helped a manufacturing plant affected by fire and water from the 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 & South 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 & South 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 & South 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 & South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

What to Do Until Help Arrives!

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

room filled with wet debris Safety First!

You wake up and walk into your bathroom to start the day.  As you step into the bathroom, your foot splashes down in about an inch of water.  As you turn on the light and see that water is everywhere in your bathroom, you see that the water is coming from underneath your sink and cabinet.  You quickly rush over to investigate more.  Opening the cabinet you see that a pipe has broken.  Luckily, it is above the shut-off valve.  You turn off the water immediately.  Your next thought is to try to clean up the water, but there is A LOT of WATER.  You know you need a plumber. Check.  Who can help with the water and whatever damage this water is or may do to the bathroom floor and cabinets?  That is where SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help. 

Every water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

When you call us, our consultant will guide you through several questions that will help us respond to your water emergency more quickly and efficiently. This initial contact is an important part of a fast, effective restoration.

We carefully inspect your property’s water damage, determining the type of water damage and the areas affected. This is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in a successful restoration.

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We use powerful pumps and vacuum units to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons from your property which helps prevent secondary water damage and mold growth.

After the bulk of the water has been removed, we use specialized equipment to target the water that’s harder to access. Our Professionals use less intrusive, scientific drying methods to draw the remaining water and moisture from your property with air movers and dehumidifiers.

We clean, repair, and disinfect all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the water. We are adept at cleaning contents using a number of techniques. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

The last step is restoring your home or business back to its pre-water damage condition. The restoration step can be relatively minor, such as replacing a few drywall panels or could include major reconstruction, such as rebuilding entire rooms of a home or business.

If you have had a broken pipe in your home or water damage from another source, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties can help.  Call us today, 910-755-6717!

Commercial Water Removal In Leland

10/31/2021 (Permalink)

Stacks of papers and books SERVPRO can help restore your business and even your vital documents.

Medical record keeping is doing its best to move to digital. Not everything is scan-able 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 South Columbus Counties 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.

Hurricane preparedness in Brunswick County

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

flooded streets Make sure to always be prepared for Hurricane season!

We are in Hurricane season in Southeast North Carolina.  To get yourself and your Brunswick County home prepared, below are some tips.

To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Know your surroundings.
  • Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted.
  • Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
  • Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
  • Make plans to secure your property:
  • Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
  • Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Install a generator for emergencies.
  • If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.
  • Consider building a safe room.

If you need help with a Water/Storm emergency call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties at 910-755-6717.

Brunswick County School water damage

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

fans on floor of school SERVPRO can help mitigate school water damage caused by a 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 South 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 South Columbus Counties is here to help!  You never know when you are going to need help and SERVPRO of Brunswick and South 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 South Columbus Counties today, 910-755-6717.  

Faster Response and Clean-up of Your Water Damage

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

water on hallway floor Faster, professional response by SERVPRO leads to quicker clean up

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.

Remediating Water Damage in Ocean Isle Beach After a Storm

10/1/2021 (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 cleanup 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.

Click here for more information on the town of Ocean Isle Beach.

No Job is Too Large for SERVPRO

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

gymnasium floor covered with fans SERVPRO’s Commercial Large Loss program can help with jobs of all sizes

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 and South Columbus Counties. 910-755-6717

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

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

water on empty store carpet Commercial water damage events can present unique challenges that SEVRPRO has the knowhow and experience to deal with efficiently.

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.

Quick Response to Brunswick County Water Damage

9/24/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged wood floor SERVPRO’s 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

Storms and Flood tips for Brunswick County

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

Storm in sky Safety is the number one concern!

For the past few weeks this summer the Brunswick County area has experienced rainfall well over historical averages.  Below are tips for dealing with water damage, especially from a storm.

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

  • Is it safe to stay in the house?
  • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
  • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
  • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

 Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties 910-755-6717

What To Do After Flooding

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT To Do After Flooding

  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't use television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Fire Damage can Result in Home Makeover

9/18/2021 (Permalink)

charred living room Call SERVPRO after a fire to discuss and help with the remediation and restoration process

Whether a fire has ruined a minor part of a home or completely gutted it, there are options the homeowners should consider. If a small area was affected, smoke damage often has an impact on a larger area of the home, but this can be cleaned. The burned area can quickly be restored and at the same time. The destruction of larger areas or total gutting can result in new floor plans. 

In Brunswick County, fire damage is one of the reasons behind the reconstruction of homes, giving homeowners a newer-looking room, or even an entire makeover of their home. Fire damage can be devastating, but when it is handled in certain ways, a bad situation can be turned into a much better situation that has several other benefits in addition to the repairs and restoration. SERVPRO can repair fire damage of any degree, restoring homes, in part and in whole, so that it is “Like it never even happened,” or better. 

Because we know that being forced out of your home by fire damage can prolong the trauma your family endures, we aim to complete the work required as soon as we can while at the same instance always providing the highest quality work possible. Call us, SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties, at (910) 755-6717 for all of your fire restoration needs.

Fire clean-up services in Brunswick County

9/13/2021 (Permalink)

Burned living room area 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 and 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 and South Columbus Counties today – (910) 755-6717.

Mold Clean-up by SERVPRO in Brunswick County

8/16/2021 (Permalink)

mold on wall corner Let SERVPRO rid your home of mold

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 Brunswick County home, these answers can help us speed up the process to return your residence to its original state.

First, have you seen any mold and where is it? If you find black spots and streaks in your home, this is your visual sign that you have a fungi problem. It is where we'll start the inspection and begin using air quality meters to determine how contaminated the air has become. 

Next, have you smelled a musty odor? Often the first sign of a mold infestation, but not every type of mold spores releases an odor. Visual inspection is still the best way to find it. If the odor is the only outward sign, then the next questions become vital. 

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. 

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.

Commercial Water removal in Southport

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

man walking in file room Files and records can be saved with the proper drying by SERVPRO.

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 Southport 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 airflow 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 South Columbus Counties 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.

Continuing to keep your Customers and Employees Safe during the Pandemic

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Technicians wiping tables SERVPRO technicians are trained to properly clean and disinfect for Covid-19.

Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfection is an important part of opening public spaces that will require careful planning.  Everyone also has a role in making sure our communities are as safe as possible to open and remain open.

At SERVPRO of Brunswick & South Columbus Counties, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So when you see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield, you can walk in with confidence. Because you’ll know the #1 choice in clean up and restoration was there.

If you would like to learn more and schedule a cleaning for your business, call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties at (910) 755-6717.

Resolving Mold Damage To Your Oak Island Home

11/3/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on drywall Finding mold in your Oak Island home might seem like a nightmare, but it does not have to be all that stressful, let SERVPRO help!

Resolving Mold Damage

Finding mold in your Oak Island home might seem like a nightmare, but it does not have to be all that stressful. While you might find the urge to try and battle the fungus yourself, there is a distinct reason that remediation specialists exist. If you happen to see (or even just smell) mold growing in your house, here is what you can do to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently.

First of all, you have to understand that mold damage can cause health effects, so it is best to remedy the problem as quickly as possible. You might be under the impression that many people just deal with the growth of colonies in moisture-ridden basements or other common areas of their house, this simply is not the case. Others are under the assumption that home remedies can deal with mold damage to Oak Island homes, but this would also be inaccurate.

Our SERVPRO remediation specialists are well equipped to deal with the removal of mold colonies that have seated themselves in your home. The process is thorough and intricate, as not allowing the colonies to form elsewhere or spread is a paramount priority. Preventing the spread is part of the problem with attempting to remove the mold on your own, as many do not remove the entire organism (or hyphae) from the material where it is rooted. While the surface mold might no longer be visible, the process did not remove the whole colony.

To prevent the spread of spores, your circulatory systems such as air conditioning or heat pumps get shut down until the colony removal is complete. Negative air chambers are employed to neutralize spores present around the growing fungus to prevent it spreading and growing elsewhere. Simultaneously, dehumidifying machines are pulling moisture from the air which will remove the conditions necessary for new colonies to form.

Our IICRC Certified SERVPRO technicians will deeply clean all of the affected areas to eradicate present colonies. Assessing the source of the moisture in the room will provide you with a lasting solution to prevent this issue from repeating.

Mold in your home might be familiar, but getting rid of it can be a tricky task. Our professional staff can help you through this process and restore your home. Give SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties a call anytime at (910) 755-6717.

Click here for more about Oak Island.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/19/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Brunswick and South Columbus Counties today at  910-755-6717 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Fire Extinguisher accidental discharge in business

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

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.

Quality HVAC Cleaning Services in Brunswick County

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Count on SERVPRO to Keep Your Ducts Sanitary with a Cleaning Service

A proper HVAC cleaning can remove a tremendous amount of harmful materials such as dirt, pollen, dust, and debris that build up in your ventilation system over time.

Clogged ventilation systems in your Brunswick area home make HVAC cleaning methods necessary to provide you with a quality indoor environment. These cleaning methods are critical for restoring system efficiency and reducing related energy costs.
 
The installation of most HVAC ducting or trunk lines happens inside of your ceiling, attic areas, or crawl spaces that make access difficult. However, cleaning of regular sheet metal ducting are usually possible.
 
When it comes to coated fiberboard and flex ducting, replacement becomes necessary to avoid spreading gray or black water contaminants throughout the home. The type of material on the inside of the duct system becomes a critical factor in restoration.
 
If your ducting contains fiberglass insulation and is left unused for extended lengths of time, mold and mildew may be present, which requires replacement of the fiberglass lining due to related health issues. If not a significant amount is found, we can try fogging with antifungal agents and check the results.
 
SERVPRO technicians use a variety of tools and equipment to perform an inspection and perform HVAC cleaning properly. Dust scopes provide technicians with an inexpensive way to show customers before, and after results of a service, while inspection and air washing systems help reach tight spaces and locate damages.
 
SERVPRO technicians use special personal protective equipment such as coveralls with hood and boot options, full-face HEPA filtered respirators and gloves. These items help protect technicians throughout the cleaning process and maintain a safe, quality environment for you and your family.
 
Airless sprayers and foggers provide SERVPRO technicians with a solid method for applying antimicrobial coatings and disinfectants to surfaces and air duct systems found in any size ventilation system. Spray Foggers apply sanitizers and deodorizers, while airless sprayers apply coatings. Coating spray systems and mini cart spray systems used in combination with a pressure washer help apply coatings and disinfectants in various ways.
 
Industrial-grade HEPA filtered wet-dry vacuums assist with the removal of dust and debris building up throughout your ventilation system, while dryer vent cleaning equipment allows technicians with higher quality attachments and tools necessary to clean all types of dryer vent systems and duct work. All HVAC filters are also changed out during the service.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Brunswick and S. Columbus Cos. for access to expertly trained technicians and quality services that help improve your indoor air quality today. (910) 755-6717.

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