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The Clear Choice For Water Removal Services For Your Wilmington Residence

2/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Clear Choice For Water Removal Services For Your Wilmington Residence When you are in need of water removal services to your Wilmington home, something substantial likely occurred.

Water Removal Services

It is not until you become a homeowner that you start to think hard about the responsibilities you have in maintaining the residence you have. While the upkeep itself might feel endless at times, the real rub is the repairs and maintenance that come from unexpected events. Significant water emergencies to your Wilmington home are easy enough to restore and repair when you know the right team to call.

When you are in need of water removal services to your Wilmington home, something substantial likely occurred. Whether plumbing ruptured or appliances decided they no longer wished to function correctly, the result was still the same: high volumes of water left on your floor. While conventional cleaning measures were a possibility with smaller amounts that you could have kept up with, significant breaks require professional restoration services to remedy the damages quickly and prevent them from getting worse.

The first thing that our SERVPRO technicians are going to do when we get on site is to find the source of the water and shut it down. Often this is as fundamental as turning off a supply valve to either the problematic appliance or the portion of the damaged pipe in need of replacement or repair. Without a steady supply of new water, our restoration specialists can get to work on repairing the damage at the source (when possible) and restoring your home.

Extraction of the water is the first step in the restoration process, as it is the most pressing concern for further damage and the most immediate symptom to the overall problem. The process consists of using portable pumps and wet-vacs together to pull the water from the floor and affected areas quickly. Drying follows this step and gets accomplished with a combination of air movers and dehumidification equipment.

The completion of our process rests on an assessment to determine that all of the water has gotten removed successfully and that there is no further damage to your home that we have not addressed.

When you are in need of water removal services or find yourself in any level of a water emergency, reach out to our SERVPRO of New Hanover team. Our emergency response restoration specialists are available 24/7 by calling (910) 762-8180.

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What to Do When a Wrightsville Beach School Suffers Fire Damages

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do When a Wrightsville Beach School Suffers Fire Damages The experienced professionals at SERVPRO work quickly and efficiently so that schools can reopen their doors sooner after fire damage.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Keep Schools Safe after Fire Damage

There are plenty of things that you have to concern yourself with regarding the safety of the children that attend Wrightsville Beach schools. When you are dealing with an incident like a fire, regardless of the severity, the lingering effects and potential damage need to be removed, restored, and repaired right away. Knowing whom you can trust to handle any emergency restoration job can save you time, money and resources.

As a decision maker for incidents like fire damage in Wrightsville Beach schools, the last thing that you want is excessive time getting lost from children kept at home while damage restoration is underway. Often, this fact alone is enough to discourage school systems from attempting to repair and restore fire effects on their own and leave it to the hands of trusted professionals like our SERVPRO team.

Regardless of the severity of the fire itself, there are always going to be symptoms that linger to make it unsafe for children. Smoke and soot damage are typical effects of any size fire, and with our tools and expertise, we can remove the presence of this damage efficiently. Cleaning surfaces, floors, contents, and ceilings usually gets accomplished with scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters to prevent dust and debris from floating through the air while the cleaning is underway.

The scent of the smoke can also be a difficult thing to deal with, as this can be noxious in areas that are not well ventilated. Instead, our SERVPRO team can remove the foul smell at a molecular level with the use of dense fogging machines. The chemical fog itself is odorless, and reacts with the foul scent molecules, successfully neutralizing them on contact. Instead of masking this awful smell with a stronger scent, the process leaves nothing behind.

There are varying degrees of restoration when it comes to fire damage, but time is of the essence when classes are supposed to be convening. When you do not have the time to waste to correct and restore the damage left behind by fire or any manner of emergency, contact SERVPRO of New Hanover. Our experienced technicians can be reached anytime at (910) 762-8180.  

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Removing Mold Damage In Wrightsville Beach Homes

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Damage In Wrightsville Beach Homes Mold can grow anywhere inside a Wrightsville Beach home, including inside walls, above ceilings, and under cabinetry.

Removing Mold Damage

Mold can grow anywhere inside a Wrightsville Beach home, including inside walls, above ceilings, and under cabinetry. Mold spores come in such small sizes that they can end up virtually anywhere inside even the cleanest home. In fact, some cleaning methods spread mold instead of removing them from a home.

Homes in Wrightsville Beach often suffer mold damage because of our proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean water, when dry, leaves a salt residue that continually draws moisture from the air. Storing items in your home after a trip to the beach can bring about the microbial growth that damages your home and your belongings.

SERVPRO's Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) is always prepared to provide mold remediation in both homes and businesses. The techniques used by our technicians conform to IICRC standards and can effectively remove mold damage and reduce the number of mold spores within your property back to normal. We realize that having workers in your home can seem intrusive and disruptive, so we work as soon as possible to minimize the time required to complete the work.

We use negative air pressure containment methods because mold can cause health effects. While we remove damaged materials inundated with mold colonies, some of the mold spores become airborne. The methods we use keep this mold from contaminating other areas of your home. Air scrubbers are part of the containment process, but we also use them elsewhere, in larger areas, to ensure the cleanliness of your home's air.

While homeowners can easily see mold on the exterior portion of walls and ceilings, any mold that grows on the inside, between opposing drywall sections, can hide. A moisture meter can detect the presence of moisture that allows mold to grow, and if detected at higher levels, we know a closer inspection can provide the assurance needed on the interior condition of the wall. Crucial to detecting hidden mold, we do not want to leave any mold undiscovered, while at the same time, we do not want to tear away any mold-free structures.

SERVPRO of New Hanover can be reached by calling our 24-hour line at (910) 762-8180, 365 days a year. Our experienced technicians can quickly remediate any amount of mold damage and restore many of your belongings, as well.

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Hurricane Flood Damage In Your Kure Beach Home

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Flood Damage In Your Kure Beach Home Hurricanes not only create wind damage to buildings in Kure Beach but also flood damage as the waters come in over the area.

Hurricane Flood Damage

Hurricanes not only create wind damage to buildings in Kure Beach but also flood damage as the waters come in over the area. Flood water from hurricanes contain high levels of raw sewage and additionally bio-hazards which need to be avoided at all costs. Hurricanes create tons of building rubble, debris, charred wood, ash, sot, massive flooding, extreme wind damages, and cause personal property damage.

Once the storm ends, and the flood waters recede, you are dealing with plenty of problems inside your Kure Beach home due to flood damage. SERVPRO is here to help clean up the aftermath when you give us a call, and we help you get your property restored in a timely fashion.

Because hurricane floodwater can be contaminated with hazardous chemicals and materials, our technicians always wear special protective outer clothing and goggles. Doing so prevents any cross contamination. We also advise you to remain out of your home until we can get the damage cleaned up and your home sanitized again.

To extract any standing water left in your home, SERVPRO techs use truck-mounted water extraction units, plus we put smaller, more portable units throughout the flooded areas of your home. Once all the excess water is removed from your home, we can begin checking for any hidden water and moisture.

Using digital moisture meters and cameras with thermal imagery, we find all of this hidden moisture so we can work on removing it, too. We must dry your home out to its normal moisture levels to avoid any further damage such as mold growth. Dehumidifiers and industrial fans are then used to remove the remaining moisture. These are monitored daily so we can ensure your home is drying quickly. The machines are rotated around the space as needed.

Once all the moisture is removed, we can begin the process of reconstruction and restoration. Anything that is salvageable we repair or move to a safer location to do so. If something cannot be repaired, we make sure it is replaced. We use the assistance of another professional for restoring any electronics or specialty items which we are not trained to clean.

SERVPRO of New Hanover takes their time to ensure that your home in Leland, Castle Hayne, or Carolina Beach is adequately dried and restored after a flood damage emergency. Contact us at (910) 762-8180 any time that you need our assistance.

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Fire Damage Can Ruin Your New Year in Wrightsville Beach

1/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Can Ruin Your New Year in Wrightsville Beach SERVPRO restores your home after fire damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is Here to Restore Your Home after Fire Damage

Fires come in many sizes, just as homes range from small to extravagantly large. Large homes might have the luxury of spaciousness, but that can also cause homeowners to have a more difficult time detecting problems early. Fire is one such problem.

When a home in Wrightsville Beach burns, homeowners often worry about the amount of fire damage their home suffers. However, the smoke and particles in soot pose just as much of a hazard to residents. These particles can carry carcinogens and irritants that make breathing difficult. SERVPRO removes all the damage, making your home, no matter how large or small, “Like it never even happened.” again, ready for your family to live in comfortable and familiar surroundings once more.

Removing charred building materials that once made up your home's interior can make your home seem bare, but it is part of the process we implement to prepare for new materials. Smoke-free, these materials pose no risk to your family's health.

Fire damage can impact any area of your home, from floors to ceiling, and we do our best to match new sections to undamaged areas. We know that continuity in your home, from one area of a wall to the next, is one of those small aspects that mean a great deal aesthetically. We want a clean, polished look for your home, just as we know your family appreciated before the fire.

Cleaning up the contents of your home is a job we perform by hand. Some items, such as knick-knack collections, clean up well on-site, in large tubs that we bring specifically for that purpose. Our team gathers together and transports other items, including large draperies and window blinds, for cleaning at our facility. Once completed, all steps, from the restoration of your home to cleaning and removal of soot and grime of your personal belongings and household furnishings, bring together your house, fully restored and waiting for your return home.

SERVPRO of New Hanover can be reached at (910) 762-8180. We know a fire can cause severe damage to your home, and we can help undo the damage. When working with homeowners experiencing fire damage, we understand there are many questions, but we have the answers and the experience to help get your family through this traumatic event in your lives.

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Factors Affecting Water Damage in Wilmington

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Factors Affecting Water Damage in Wilmington Water damage can come from many sources including a broken pipe. If your property suffers water damage, contact SERVPRO for remeditation services.

SERVPRO Trained Technicians Focus on FOUR Key Factors When Remediating Water Damage

Wilmington homes did not suffer from the extreme weather that struck the East Coast last year. That does not mean we are not at risk from other sources of damage. Most of the flooding or other water issues that affect private homes come from more mundane sources like a failed appliance or an aging pipe that has finally corroded and pulled away from its connection.
 
SERVPRO restoration teams first remove the water from each home as the first step to eliminate Wilmington water damage. It does not determine if we are successful though. To achieve the goal of stopping damage in a home, we also attempt to dry and otherwise restore as much personal and structural property as possible. Temperature, Air Movement, Humidity, and Evaporation are the key factors which determine how much we can keep out of the dumpsters.
 
Temperature – The best range to dry property in a home is between 70 and 90 degrees. That is the normal range of most homes, but our technicians try to keep it at around 80 if possible. Lower than that slows the drying process and a higher temperature, especially over 90, can result in generating more moisture in the surrounding air rather than removing it.

Air Movement – Circulation speeds up the drying process for personal property and building materials such as wood trim and drywall. The air movers we use produce warm, dry air that we can direct across surfaces. They are adjustable so that we can control not just speed and temperature, but even direct them up to walls and across ceilings.

Humidity – Water vapor in the air can slow the drying process to almost a stop. If we find the air content level is over 60 percent, we have to lower it, so our other actions have a useful effect. SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers to draw moisture directly from the air. In most homes, several of these devices working together lower the humidity level to under 40 percent in just 24 hours. They rapidly speed up our last factor: Evaporation.
 
A certain amount of evaporation occurs as water turns to vapor. For it to be useful to us, we remove as much water from the home as possible before setting up any other equipment. In fact, evaporation is not effective if there are more than two inches of water on the floor.
 
Restoring a home and its contents is not a short or simple process. If you have any water damage in your home, you need a professional service. To return your home and property to its original condition, call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 today.

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How Can Commercial Water Removal Services Save Your Flooded Wilmington Restaurant?

12/22/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial How Can Commercial Water Removal Services Save Your Flooded Wilmington Restaurant? Water Removal from a WIlmington Restaurant Keeps Customers Happy--Thanks SERVPRO!

Count on SERVPRO for Wilmington Area Business Water Extraction and Cleanup

A flooded restaurant is nothing short of a nightmare for any restaurateur. Whether it is due to a ruptured pipe, broken appliance, or a natural disaster, the best recourse during such a situation is to get the water removed as soon as possible. Thankfully, professional water extraction services can help you get the job done before the situation gets out of hand.

Here at SERVPRO, we have a team of experts who can save your Wilmington restaurant from any long-lasting water damage. Our IICRC certified team has years of experience dealing with water-related emergencies in retail establishments. We work hard to make sure that your doors are open while we mitigate the situation and prevent any further damage.

The SERVPRO technicians spring into action as soon as we hear from you. They assess the situation, make a plan and start getting things under control as quickly as possible. We also understand the risk of additional water-related damage that can result from inefficient water removal and drying. As a result, our technicians use a multi-step drying approach to get your restaurant back to the pre-damage condition as quickly as possible.
 
Efficient drying is the key to limit additional damage  
Residual moisture from an inefficient drying can result in secondary damage such as mold growth and food and product contamination. SERVPRO technicians use some of the best drying equipment and moisture sensing devices to eliminate residual moisture after a water-related incidence in your restaurant. We use high-efficiency dryers, dehumidifiers, and air movers to create a perfect situation for the most efficient water removal from your establishment.

Our technicians understand the physics and mechanics of the drying and use that knowledge to speed up the whole process. They use a combination of heat and relative humidity control and air movement to create the most efficient situation for drying. We also make sure that when we have completed the service, your restaurant is as ready as possible for any inspections and certifications. We also provide documented paperwork as evidence of a dry environment.

Call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 today to speak to with us and discuss your situation. Remember, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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Resolving Mold Damage To Your Wilmington Home

12/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Resolving Mold Damage To Your Wilmington Home Finding mold in your Wilmington home might seem like a nightmare, but it does not have to be all that stressful.

Resolving Mold Damage

Finding mold in your Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 New Hanover a call anytime at (910) 762-8180.

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Reliable Options For Combating Flood Damage In Wilmington

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Reliable Options For Combating Flood Damage In Wilmington Flood damage incidents are unpredictable, and as a resident of Wilmington, being prepared is vital.

Options For Combating Flood Damage

Flood damage incidents are unpredictable, and as a resident of Wilmington, being prepared is vital. During such a disaster, it is hard to know what to discard and what to restore. To make the right decisions, working with certified restorers is advised. These are professionals who have experience in such matters and are in a position to guide you on what needs to happen to avoid further losses.

Many risks are associated with flood damage disasters in Wilmington since at that time the flood water carries chemical toxins, mud, sewage, and bacteria. That requires service providers like SERVPRO to clean the affected structures and perform the necessary restoration procedures to put a business or a home back together. The trained restoration crew starts by inspecting the affected areas - normally subfloors, walls, and carpets - and choose the most suitable cleaning methods.

After doing the inspection, trained technicians make a list of the areas to clean and the ones to deodorize. Even when a small section of the carpet is affected, cleaning of the entire room is essential. The soil level of the carpet is looked at when selecting the method to clean it. That means light soiling, moderate soiling, and deep soiling will all require different cleaning methods.

Some contents might require repairs that need specialized procedures to return them to their preloss condition. When that is the case, contacting subcontractors is necessary as well as the needed scheduling. Upon completion of the work, inspection is done. It is a process that gives you confidence since companies like SERVPRO follow the local and state regulations in their working.

SERVPRO of New Hanover is a trusted industry leader that handles all flood, fire, storm and mold damage disasters. Call (910) 762-8180 to discover the many options you have when faced with a related disaster.

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Movie Theater Features Water Damage in Wilmington

11/11/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Movie Theater Features Water Damage in Wilmington Keep your concession stands operational after a water damage event with a quick call to SERVPRO and their fast response to your emergency.

SERVPRO Technicians Efficiently Remediate Your Water Damage in Order to Minimize Any Downtime

Concession areas have many plumbing and drain points that threaten the rest of a Wilmington entertainment venue with damaging water leaks. Appliances and plumbing lines are all potential sources of anything from slow leaks to outright breaks that send large amounts of water throughout the space. Our full-service restoration company offers the skilled technicians and tools necessary to return your business to normal.
 
A leak in the water line to an ice maker in one of the secondary concession stands of your multi-screen theater soaked the wall behind the food prep area and the carpeting in front and into the theater. One of our experienced project managers assessed the circumstances and developed a plan to remove the water and handle the commercial water damage in Wilmington to building materials with minimal disturbance to your employees and theatergoers.
 
Drying the carpeting in place is preferable as the multiplex has carpeting in almost all areas and removing only the wet section would be difficult. The SERVPRO crew uses high-efficiency water extractors to suction out the moisture, adding a weighted wand to ensure that the padding also dries thoroughly. If the padding remains wet, the carpet reabsorbs that moisture and is at risk of mold growth and delamination.
 
Our crew also evaluates the wall area where the water line leaked. Probes and scanners that measure and locate the moisture in structures help us find any residual moisture, including pockets of standing water trapped behind the drywall. If necessary, we cut out a section or drill strategic holes to release the water or give us access so we can use the extractor wand to pull moisture out of the areas. SERVPRO arranges for repairs or replacements to the damaged piping to avoid future problems. At every point in the recovery, we focus on restoration and on permitting routine business activity to continue.
 
Post-water removal the SERVPRO team positions air movers and dehumidifiers to complete the drying. Technicians continue to monitor the moisture levels in the structures and to check to make sure the carpeting and padding are drying, not wicking moisture from any additional water source. Throughout the restoration process, we inspect for any microbial growth, sanitizing areas affected with professional antimicrobial products to inhibit any unwanted mold or mildew development.
 
When water damage arises in any area of your business, contact SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180. Fast action is essential when water saturates walls, floors, and carpeting, and we have the skills and the equipment to restore your property quickly.

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