North Carolina State Fair Preparations
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Your HVAC System Is a Black Mold Superhighway
Your HVAC System Is a Superhighway for Black Mold
Mold spreads by releasing its spores, letting them float through the air and land where they may. If the spores end up somewhere warm and moist that makes it easy for them to grow, then you could have black mold building up in your facility relatively quickly. You can't always do much about the moisture itself, but you can inhibit mold's mobility and potentially control the source of your water damage problem by taking the following steps:
- Stop the flow of air between rooms
- Turn off the HVAC units
- Switch off your water
There are many things that could contribute to the transmission of black mold spores throughout a building. Some of them are unavoidable:
- Foot traffic
- Water damage or mold cleanup activities
In a normal situation, even major renovations shouldn't spread mold excessively. Unless there's heavy airflow, spores don't travel very far when they go airborne. However, a powerful HVAC system could potentially suck up a significant amount of mold. These spores could then become trapped in the crevices of your ducts to periodically recirculate them throughout your entire facility.
It might seem like dealing with a mold and moisture problem would include cranking your ventilation system all the way up to dry out your rooms. However, that could cause more problems. It's often best to let mold cleanup professionals in Pinehurst/Moore & Montgomery Counties handle the issue. The difference is that the pros use equipment designed specifically to be tough on moisture and mold, while your HVAC system is engineered for a completely different purpose.
Cleaning the Ducts
It's a point of some debate in the black mold remediation community whether or not duct cleaning has a major influence on mold problems. Even the EPA is still undecided on the subject. However, it is a good idea to inspect your ductwork after you discover a mold problem. If you have mold populations lurking in your HVAC system, they're likely to spread.
24/7/365 WE RESPOND
No one can ever predict when a disaster will occur. Whether it be a broken pipe causing major water damage or a fire causing destruction and displacement. They certainly don't always occur between 9:00-5:00 o'clock. Unfortunately, most occur when either the business is closed or the family is away. Holidays and winter are the most common seasons.
One of the key elements to mitigating any disaster (especially water damage) is speed of clean up. Mold from water can begin to grow in as little as 48 hours and make a bad situation worse. Extraction and drying are paramount to avoiding this hazardous situation. But also the quicker the professional restorer begins the more likelihood they are able to "save" your belongings. For all these reasons SERVPRO of Pinehurst/Moore & Montgomery Counties is available 24/7/365 to meet any disaster head-on. Call us at 910-428-5280.
Appliance Water Damage Repair
It is amazing how quickly things can change when an appliance such as a dishwasher or a refrigerator begins to leak. Many times the leak can go unnoticed for days and weeks until it is too late and there is permanent damage to floors, baseboards, cabinets and more. This is where SERVPRO of Pinehurst/Moore & Montgomery Counties can help. We are available to repair the damage caused by a leaking appliance and can work with you and in some cases your insurance company to repair the damage and restore our home.
Our team is available 24/7 when this type of water damage occurs because if the flow of water cannot easily be stopped and is significant you may need immediate help. As water begins to permeate surfaces such as particle board, drywall, laminate flooring and carpets the materials quickly become unsalvageable and must be removed and replaced, this includes insulation behind sheetrock walls. Our team is trained to measure humidity levels in these materials to determine if the can be saved or if removing them will be better to prevent structural damage.
If your home or commercial property are damaged by water from a leaking appliance, water supply or waste pipe, call us today. We are prepared to help 24/7!