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Water can damage more than what meets the eye.

5/20/2024 (Permalink)

Water damage can pose risks to both property and personal safety. Electrical systems can be affected and cause short circuits and electrical fires. Also, water may contain contaminants like bacteria, chemicals and sewage. Mold is another concern if property damage is not quickly addressed. 

Calling your SERVPRO® professionals is a prudent step. They are your local residential and commercial water damage restoration specialists. SERVPRO professionals have the expertise and equipment to mitigate your water damage, minimize risks and restore your property. Our specialists will implement proper drying techniques and sanitize affected areas to prevent further issues. Remember, safety first, so avoid entering flooded areas, until professionals have cleared it.

(910) 428-5280

Having a dependable Electrician will speed up the water restoration process.

5/15/2024 (Permalink)

Window space and an outlet affected by water . Water damage can cause issues to the electrical outlets as well.

Water is a conductor of electricity and when it meets electrical wiring it can cause damage. Some damage can be short circuits and corrosion. Even after the water looks to be gone, moisture can still be trapped in the wiring causing rust and degradation of insulation. 

Floodwater also contains contaminants such as dirt, chemicals and sewage which can worsen damage to electrical systems.  Water can damage electrical components such as outlets, switches and circuit breakers. 

It is crucial to have a qualified electrician inspect your electrical system after a flood and make any necessary repairs.  

Don’t forget to call your SERVPRO® experts.  SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration and has expertise in dealing with such situations. They can assess the damage, mitigate the risks, and restore your property to pre-flood conditions. Remember to be safe, avoid contact with floodwater and electrical outlets until professionals arrive.  

April showers can indeed bring May water damage!

4/22/2024 (Permalink)

Rainy Street scene April Showers can lead to some majorly flooded areas

If you have water damage from heavy spring rain, it's important to reach out to the professionals at your local SERVPRO® for your home or commercial water damage restoration services.

Our specialists at SERVPRO of Pinehurst/Moore & Montgomery Counties' knowledge in water damage restoration can be valuable in mitigating the effects of flooding, leaks, and other water-related issues.

SERVPRO teams are trained to handle water extraction, drying and restoration efficiently, helping to minimize property damage and help get things back to normal quickly. Don’t hesitate to call your local water damage restoration experts today. (910) 428-5280

North Carolina State Fair Preparations

10/17/2023 (Permalink)

Clean Vendor Kitchen Kiwanis Club kitchen cleaned up before an event.

When there is a fun event in town, SERVPRO can help get you ready.

This is an after photo of a Kiawanis Club kitchen that needed a good cleaning in time for the North Carolina State Fair. They thought they would be able to get it all ready and deep cleaned in time, but that was just not the case.

Your local SERVPRO was called and our proven system of professionals were able to show up on time, get the job done quickly and efficiently, and helped to ensure it was good to go in the time promised. All of the hard work spent scrubbing the walls, ceiling, stove, floors and other equipment helped to pass inspection in time for one of the most anticipated events of season. In the words of one of the Kiwanis Club contacts, "The crew arrived on time and finished on time, high quality work." 

Are you ready for the State Fair this week?

Next time you have a big event to get ready for, have SERVPRO of Pinehurst/ Moore & Montgomery Counties be your first call. (910) 428-5280

SERVPRO Helps When Water Damages Your Home

10/3/2023 (Permalink)

Broken dishwasher with water damage SERVPRO professionals discuss water damage due to a broken dishwasher with property owners

A storm, flood, or plumbing problem can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate water removal is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in water removal and water damage cleanup, then providing water damage restoration to your residence.

Our customer-focused professionals will asses the residential water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the property damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for the restoration of your home. Our top-notch people use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and perform water extraction of any standing water.

SERVPRO of Pinehurst/ Moore & Montgomery Counties is here to help get your home back to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened." 

Storm Damage Can Lead to More Problems.

9/27/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage from ceiling A couple holds buckets to catch the water dripping from their ceiling.

After a heavy storm, you can find yourself facing a significant amount water damage. When this happens, SERVPRO of Pinehurst / Moore & Montgomery Counties should be your first call

SERVPRO of Pinehurst / Moore & Montgomery Counties will be able to complete the mitigation and subsequent work in a timely manner so that your home or place of business will not be disrupted for any longer than needed. 

SERVPRO is ready to help anywhere in the community at any given time. Our team helps with any type of commercial, storm, fire, or water loss.  Our trucks are loaded and ready to head out to help your business resume normal operating procedures as soon as possible.

Make SERVPRO your first call when you have water damage to combat further disaster.

When Fire Damages Your Pinehurst/Moore and Montgomery Counties Building, We Can Help

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

Fire damage to a property can immediately affect your ability to live in it or work there. Other than the obvious structural damage, there could be other factors that render the home or commercial property uninhabitable. Soot and smoke damage are two of the most common causes. It is easy to underestimate the damage caused by smoke and soot after a fire. This type of disaster requires special products and equipment. It is best to contact SERVPRO immediately if you have suffered this type of property damage.

SERVPRO project managers have the ability to assess your property's damage after a fire, and provide transparent restoration processes. You or your insurance company, or both depending on the circumstances surrounding the loss, will be contacted directly by them. They will also provide daily communication about project progress reports and information so that you are always up to date on what is happening in your property.

We can also help with odor, soot, and smoke damage. After completing the restoration and cleaning, our team of construction professionals is ready to begin your project and rebuild your home.

We hope that your property is not damaged by fire. However, we are available 24/7/365 to assist you in the event of such damage.

Duct Work Cleaning

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Is the ductwork in your building clean and ready for the winter months? As forced hot air systems are turned on all over the city for the cold winter months we are reminded that it is important to make sure the ductwork that supplies that warm air is clean. Clean ductwork makes for a healthier environment inside your home, office or business. Clean ductwork also makes your heating system more efficient and reduces your fuel costs. There are some factors that make cleaning your ductwork a necessity, one such factor is if you have recently had flooding, water damage or mold within your building. Mold in ductwork can lead to health issues for anyone within your building and regularly having your ducts cleaned is the easiest way to avoid this type of disaster.

How to Prepare for a Storm

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Storms can be as unexpected as the damage they cause. Often, with the right preparation, much of the storm damage can be minimized or prevented altogether. Here are some tips to help prevent the damages storms may cause.

Clean Your Gutters

When it rains, and your gutters are clogged, it could cause the overflow to run down into your home. Often, this water can go undetected and sit. Over time, mold can grow in these areas that remain wet. Having clean and sturdy gutters before the rain comes can minimize the damage a storm may cause.

Landscaping and drainage

Depending on the land your home is built, water runoff can accumulate around your foundation, and flood your homes. Fortunately, there are solutions with the right landscaping. Better pathways can be created for water runoff, guiding the water away from your home. If you have noticed puddles or water accumulation near your home when it rains, contact a professional to help, before a storm comes. That can make the difference in whether your home is damaged or not.

Damaged or Dead Trees 

Storm damage often occurs when a tree or limbs break off and falls onto a home. Snow and rain can weigh down trees, while wind can make them bend. If this happens to trees and limbs that are dead or damaged, there’s a high chance that they will break. Before the storm season comes, be sure to trim your trees, and remove all dead limbs.

Make sure your Employees are Fire Ready

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

Smart Fire Prevention Practices for Businesses

    • Hold meetings to educate your employees on emergency evacuation plans.
    • Familiarize and train employees on how to use fire extinguishers and other fire-fighting tools.
    • Stage a fire drill at least once a year.
    • Clearly mark emergency exits and escape routes, and keep them unobstructed at all times.
    • Provide a minimum of one 2A 10BC-rated fire extinguisher for every 75 feet of travel distance within every 6,000 square feet. Mount fire extinguishers on the wall, three to five feet from the floor.
    • Provide quarterly maintenance and 5-year certification of your fire sprinkler system.
    • Remove trash and waste paper from the office on a regular basis.
    • Keep the furnace room, electrical rooms, and spaces below stairwells clear—never use them for storage.
    • Place heat-generating appliances such as copiers, heaters, and coffee makers away from combustible materials.
    • Keep your workspace and equipment well ventilated and clean—especially clear of oil and dust.
    • Do not use electrical equipment when flammable gases, vapors, liquids, dust, or fibers are present.
    • Check to make sure your circuits are not overloaded.
    • Maintain free access to all electrical control panels. Material or equipment stored in front of the panels will slow down power shut-downs in an emergency situation.
    • Use extension cords ONLY for temporary wiring.
    • Replace any damaged or missing electrical components, including the covers on all plates.
    • Identify each circuit breaker in an electrical panel and install blanks for missing circuit breakers.
    • Clearly label the contents of all compressed gas cylinders. Chain or nest cylinders to prevent them from falling over.