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Do Homeowners Need a Household Inventory List in Case of Fire?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damaged home. Charred grill and other possessions on deck outside Should you experience fire damage, your insurance company will ask for an inventory of your home’s contents. SERVPRO’s ERP can help with this.

An Inventory of the Household Can Help with Insurance Claims in Wrightsville Beach

A fire can leave your home in devastation. Even small fires can damage items that may not be salvageable. Many people put off creating a household inventory list because it is a daunting task. But if a fire does strike in Wrightsville Beach, having such a list can help replace ruined items faster. 

Where Do I Start?

One of the things you need to recognize is that your homeowner's insurance most likely does not cover your home's entire content. If it does cover the loss, it may be less than full value. So, if you have expensive items, you may wish to talk to your insurance agent about more inclusive coverage on those. 

Examples would be artwork, collectibles, jewelry, equipment, and electronics, making this a wise move if fire damage happens to your Wrightsville Beach home. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Put together a plan– Trying to do it all at once can be overwhelming. Going room by room is a better option. Give yourself a deadline to ensure it does get done.
  • Take pictures– Pictures can help a great deal if questions arise. Take several shots of each room. Open drawers, closets, and cupboards and photograph the content.
  • Organize receipts– Keeping copies of receipts can verify you bought the item. It helps with more significant purchases when determining value.
  •  Be specific– Details are critical, so the more detailed you can be in your descriptions, the better. Along with pictures and receipts, record serial numbers. 

SERVPRO can help with this inventory. Our mobile app, SERVPRO's ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan, makes inventory list-making easier. Ask us to visit you to set up this game-changer for mitigating water and fire damaging events to your property. A computer spreadsheet is a good option, as well. Do not let catastrophes such as a fire catch you off guard. Chances are you will never need your household inventory list, but if you do, it is ready.

Contact SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 for expert fire damage service. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Does the Presence of Contaminants Change Water Extraction Procedures in Wilmington?

9/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment in water damaged room Remember when dealing with water loss events that not all water is clean. Take precautions to protect yourself from contaminated water.

SERVPRO Immediately Assesses the Category of Water Needing Removal in Wilmington and Keeps Everyone Safe with Appropriate Contamination Emergency Service Procedures 

Although severe damage to structural components can occur with relatively clean water, the presence of infectious waste, minerals, or chemicals fuels Wilmington's immediate removal plan's urgency. A contaminated water crisis can expose your family and our technicians to:

Sewage, containing human pathogens including bacteria and viruses

  • Biohazards previously used as building materials such as asbestos and lead, now disturbed during the water loss
  • Chemicals from spilled household products or where wet cartons or other containers leach out dangerous substances

What Are Safety Hazard Control Steps During Contaminated Water Removal?

Tainted water removal in Wilmington requires highly trained and appropriately equipped technicians. Our crew members don personal protective equipment (PPE), including boots, full-body suits, rubber gloves, respirators equipped with P100/organic vapor cartridges, and eye protection. We broadcast-spray Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectants in the affected spaces to reduce the pathogen load before extraction. After evaluating whether contaminants could move into other areas of your home, we might construct containment chambers of 1.6 mil polyethylene and conduit, sealed through the negative pressure of air scrubbers that force airborne contaminants through HEPA filters. 

How Is My Insurance Company Involved During Contaminated Water Removal?

SERVPRO consults with your insurance carrier frequently during contaminated water removal, keeping you informed. Because of the possibility of porous contents and structures being damaged beyond repair due to the contamination, we follow local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and rules when determining if some materials must be removed and discarded. Transparent communication with the adjuster about the contamination level is critical to establishing coverage for your claims under your insurance contract.

The crews at SERVPRO of New Hanover have the experience you need for a successful contaminated water removal outcome. Call for a consultation at (910) 762-8180 after the first signs of water damage.

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Why Is SERVPRO The Best Choice for Basement Mold Removal?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold growing on ceiling and wall Basements are damp and can be a favorable environment for mold. Should you see signs of a mold colony, call SERVPRO!

Wilmington Homeowners Need to Know Their Belongings Are in Safe Hands During Mold Removal

In Wilmington, homeowners know it is all too easy to store things in the basement if you have nowhere else for them to go. The basement is the ideal place to put that antique dresser from Grandma that does not quite fit in the living room or to file all those photographs you intend to sort into albums eventually.

Unfortunately, the basement is also an ideal place for fungal growth. If you notice a mold problem in your home, you need a Wilmington mold removal company to care for your belongings.

Why is the basement susceptible to mold growth?

Mold in Wilmington loves cool, moist places, so any damp room offers a potential breeding ground. Mold is a fungus, and it consists of tiny tube-like cells called hyphae, which all join in a mycelium cluster.

Mold needs a food source. Fresh fruit and vegetables, wool, cotton, canvas, wallpaper, and drywall all provide fungi food.

It is not uncommon for a basement to become damp. Unfortunately, that makes the basement an ideal breeding ground for mold.

What belongings might be affected by mold?

Because mold spores can munch on a wide range of organic materials, you can find it growing on:

  • Paper products such as certificates, letters, and celebration cards
  • Furniture and upholstery
  • Artwork such as prints and canvasses
  • Clothes, linen, towels, washcloths, blankets, or canvas shoes
  • Carpets, blinds, and drapes

So many of us store all manner of items in the basement. These items provided ample food for mold spores, which can easily damage your belongings.

Will SERVPRO take care of my belongings?

Our teams here at SERVPRO of New Hanover understand that your belongings are precious to you. Keepsakes and pictures, and furniture and beloved blankets or pillows, help make your house a home. That is why we always attempt to clean and save your items, and only suggest discarding them as a last resort.

Some of the processes we can use to save your items include:

  • Dry and wet cleaning for furniture and textiles (we check first to be sure the cleaning technique is suitable for the material)
  • Spray and wipe for more delicate items that cannot withstand wet cleaning
  • Abrasive cleaning for more robust surfaces such as wooden or metal furniture Foam cleaning for a gentler touch to prevent upholstery shrinking or bleeding
  • Immersion cleaning for large, sturdy items such as thick drapes

In some cases, we can salvage damaged papers using freeze drying to prevent further damage and dry them.

We train our staff in every aspect of mold remediation and best practices for cleaning techniques. The SERVPRO commitment to training means you can rest assured our technicians know how to care for your belongings.

What if we must empty the basement?

If the mold growth in your Wilmington basement is extensive enough, we might have to move your items out, known as a "pack-out." Your SERVPRO team will photograph and label each item before packing, and then transport them to our secure storage facility.

We store your items securely until it is time to return them, and we can also clean your items at the storage facility if needed. When it is time to bring your belongings back, we check them against our inventory to ensure all items are present and then return them to your home. Our team can also move your belongings into your basement if you need them to.

Can I stop the mold returning?

Mold is a natural substance, and the spores' microscopic nature means you cannot prevent more spores from entering your home in the future. However, you can make your basement less friendly to mold and discourage it from growing.

SERVPRO helps prevent regrowth by drying out your basement. We use moisture meters, moisture sensors, and thermo-hygrometers to detect and measure dampness levels. Monitoring moisture serves two primary purposes.

First, it lets us see potential problem areas inside walls and on the ceiling or tucked away behind other objects. Monitoring means we do not rely only on our eyes but obtain reliable readings.

Second, we use monitoring when we are drying your basement to ensure that our air movers and dehumidifiers work maximum efficiency. The more we can dry the room, the less likely it is mold will grow there.

After our team has left, we recommend you keep your basement as dry as you can. You might invest in a dehumidifier to help. Be vigilant for signs of mold and call us if you suspect a recurrence.

If you need a mold removal firm to take care of your belongings, call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180.

How Does a Home Recover from Fire, Odor, and Smoke Damage?

8/26/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO green hydroxyl generator SERVPRO technicians deploy advanced equipment like this hydroxyl generator to mitigate fire, smoke, and odor damages in Wilmington area properties

SERVPRO Is a Nationally Recognized Fire Damage Restoration Company Operating in the Wilmington Area.

Are Smoke Odors Unsafe to Inhale?

Fires lead to the release of noxious gases. However, most toxic gases disperse from an indoor environment within a few hours, but you should check with a fire marshall before returning to your Wilmington home. After a blaze, trace elements of ash in the air can affect the indoor air quality of an enclosed environment. SERVPRO recommends that you cover floors, carpets, and surfaces when returning to a property after a fire to avoid unnecessary soiling to surfaces from falling soot and other airborne particles. Our technicians can perform extensive air restoration using air filtration devices in the property. These devices use high-particulate air (HEPA) filters to capture odor and soot particles from the indoor environment. By restoring your indoor air quality (IAQ), our technicians can ensure that your home returns to a preloss condition.

What causes smoke odors to linger?

When working on properties with fire damage in Wilmington, one of the chief causes of concern for homeowners is returning odors. Often ventilating or air-scrubbing does not entirely remove odors with some burnt smells returning to rooms. The reason stubborn odors can remain behind after a fire is that they embed themselves into surfaces, paintwork, porous materials, and textiles. This embedding can lead to continuous odors for weeks or months. To combat these odor-causing elements, it is essential to thoroughly clean and remove any visible signs of soiling in the property. Light smoke residues are odor-causing but can be challenging to detect. SERVPRO technicians can professionally assess light, moderate, and heavy smoke residues before performing tasks to remove them altogether from the affected area. We have in our inventory of advanced equipment:

  • Hydroxyl Generators to deploy safely during the cleanup phase to change the chemical nature of some odors
  • Ozone Machines for extreme odor removal
  • ULV ultra-light volume foggers for dispersing chemicals to combine with and alter the chemical composition of malodors
  • Thermal Fogging a more complex technique to mimic the circulation of combusted gases, seek them out in embedded materials, and neutralize them
  • Paint Primers to encapsulate odors within building materials
  • Deodorizing gels and pellets

If there is a fire in your property, use a professional restoration service to ensure safety and minimum losses. Contact SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180.

Do I Have Choices When It Comes to Fire Damage Recovery in Wilmington?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy smoke filling room from under door Smoke permeates your home and possessions during a fire, and the odor lingers if not properly treated. SERVPRO knows how to remove the odor.

Training, Experience, and Many Options for Both Structural and Contents Recovery Are Why SERVPRO Is Wilmington Resident’s Go-To for Fire Damage Mitigation and Remediation 

 No two fire scenarios in Wilmington are precisely the same, and every homeowner has priorities, concerns, and opinions due to respectful consideration when recovery efforts commence. One of the recommendations frequently made to customers with significant fire damage is a partial or full pack-out of your furnishings, household goods, and personal possessions. 

 What Are the Benefits to a Pack-Out During Fire Damage Recovery?

 Fire damage in Wilmington is nearly always paired with significant water damage from the fire fighting. Water plus fire damage puts an enormous strain on the contents of your house. It also interferes with the straightforward restoration of the damaged spaces. Thus, moving items out of the affected areas to either a secure space elsewhere on your property or our production facility is often a viable choice. Why we suggest this route includes the following benefits:

  •  Clearing the space so technicians can work unimpeded
  • Permitting our specialized contents processing technicians to evaluate the condition and potential for restoration of the contents
  • Limiting the spread of fire debris and residues
  • Reducing the humidity and water load in your interior spaces during water removal and drying

 How Is My Property Kept Safe, Secure, and Accounted for During a Pack-Out?

 The Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) serves to track the packed-out property during the fire restoration project. A concise, digital record is created, why SERVPRO selected this option for our customers. The materials removed are listed, photographed, and barcoded. We share information about each article with your insurance carrier throughout the mitigation, remediation, and restoration process. If some items are deemed irreparable, we document that so a claim can be made. Work done on restorable possessions is likewise itemized so that your out-of-pocket expenses for those services are limited per your contract.

 Flexibility teams with practicality during a fire damage-related pack-out and SERVPRO of New Hanover makes it an option for customers. Call us at (910) 762-8180 to determine the best way to resolve your post-fire situation.

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What is Crawl Space Encapsulation, and Do I Need It?

8/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment being stored inside of warehouse Did your home experience water damage? Call SERVPRO. This is just some of the equipment at our disposal to restore your home.

SERVPRO Techs can Extract, Dry and Repair Your Wilmington Crawl Space

If your Wilmington home did not get an encapsulated crawl space at the time of construction, there is a good chance that during the area's service life, water damage may be an issue. When ventilation is an issue or seepage occurs, the closed-in design of a crawl space creates the perfect environment for mold and dampness to affect the area of the home above with damage such as mold appearing from under floor tiles. When water loss signs appear, it is an excellent time to get your home professionally dried and get encapsulation.  

Can I Do My Water Removal in My Crawl Space? 

When the need for water removal occurs in your Wilmington property, it is best to bring in a professional restoration services company whether or not your crawl space is encapsulated. SERVPRO technicians have extensive training handling basement and crawl space water damage situations and avoid dealing with issues such as:

Water collecting on a raw, unfinished crawl space ground creating a muddy mess 

  • Removal of both water and ambient humidity 
  • Remediation of any mold growth found

How Does Encapsulation Avoid Water Issues?   

While the installation of crawl space encapsulation cannot protect your home 100% from a water damage situation, it can help diminish the potential. The encapsulation is a vapor barrier installed over the unfinished (usually dirt) crawl space. It assists in negating mold, dampness, and foul odors, which can create problems in the home above. There are different types of encapsulation methods to develop the needed vapor barrier, including:  

  • Do-it-Yourself plastic sheeting placed over the floor usually has a limited service life  
  • Professional encapsulation uses multi-layered, strength-reinforced polyester sheeting
  • Installation of concrete flooring over the dirt

Getting the Water Out of a Crawl Space

When standing water or high-moisture conditions get established in a crawl space, they generally do not go away on their own and instead compound until mitigation of the problem happens. SERVPRO technicians remove the water using their professional equipment, including submersible pumps, if needed for water more significant than two inches in depth or the use of truck-mounted units. 

Careful measurements of the air within the crawl space get taken to determine the current interior humidity levels and goals get set. Although each job site is unique, the air moisture levels generally get set below 50%, as this is unsustainable for the germination of airborne spores and the growth of mold colonies.

Drying the crawlspace can present specific challenges due to the number of air movers and the dehumidification equipment's sheer size. SERVPRO technicians create custom tubing or venting as needed using plastic sheeting to direct the airflow as required for the best outcome. 

Bringing down the interior moisture in the Wilmington crawl space goes a long way towards eliminating the musty odors that can accompany this issue. Further proactive treatments include cleaning surfaces with professional-strength antimicrobial cleaning agents and sealants to inhibit any return of previously remediated mold problems.   

Whenever any residual odors remain behind after drying and cleaning, SERVPRO techs have numerous types of odor control methods to handle the smell. Scents can get divided into two basic types: caused by airborne particulate and caused by embedded particulate. Whether it is bacteria or mold spores, different kinds of methods get applied. For example, within a crawl space, drying the area may be affected. However, should odors penetrate the subfloor above, thermal fogging can get used to go into the wood and eliminate the odor at the molecular level. When the odorous particles are airborne, air scrubbers do an excellent job of capturing them. Hydroxyl generators are a safe way to eradicate airborne odors using UV rays to render them inert and zero chance of causing unpleasant scents in the future. 

Once the water damage mitigation efforts complete, SERVPRO techs go over the actions taken with the homeowner and provide a detailed report that includes any losses due to the water in the crawl space, including photos to assist with any insurance claims getting filed. If the homeowner wants, the techs can also offer advice on the best way to keep water from entering the home and connect them with a trusted partner to perform any needed repairs or encapsulation of the crawl space. 

Consider our services to install a sump pump and a permanent dehumidifier after the encapsulation completes. Indoor air conditions can be enhanced in the above living space when the crawl space moisture levels align with the norms for the geographic and climatic conditions.

When your crawl space needs water removal, contact SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180. The technicians have the experience and professional equipment to remove the water loss and return the area to its preloss condition. 

What Are the Holes in Walls for During Floodwater Cleanup?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment being used on hardwood flooring. No matter the location of the water damage in your home, SERVPRO is ready to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Advanced Restoration Service Methods to Turn Around Flood loss in Your Wrightsville Beach Home

During floodwater cleanup in your home, it is not uncommon to see little holes drilled side by side down walls. These are known as "weep holes," and they perform the dual functions of encouraging drainage and allowing for more significant airflow. In some cases, this early action can assist in saving the sheetrock from additional damage.    

What Does Controlled Demolition Look Like During Flood Damage Restoration Services?    

The term "controlled demolition" may sound too destructive to get associated with flood damage restoration in your Wrightsville Beach property; however, it can work in your favor in the following ways:   

 Sheetrock with flood cuts can save entire portions of a wall, so the whole area does not need to come down

  • Techs determine the areas of loss using their equipment and remove flooring as required for drying
  • On a case by case basis, hardwood floorboards can get dried and reinstalled saving the homeowner the cost of replacement

Other things that may need to happen are removing carpet and padding that took on too much water. In cases where the sheetrock absorbed moisture and began to deteriorate, entire portions of wall or ceilings may require taking down and disposal. When this situation occurs, the techs spend time ensuring that the structure's interior is dry and verify it through the use of their monitoring equipment during and after the drying phase of mitigation. 

 Cleaning and disinfection is a essential part of the cleanup process and ensures the home gets returned for a sanitary standard for habitation. The cleaning agents SERVPRO relies upon including professional-grade antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions, many of which are exclusive formulations. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

 Call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 for flood damage restoration in any part of your home. Our team is available 24/7 and arrive quickly to return your home to its preloss condition. 

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What Factors Can Make Mold Removal Complicated?

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

mold damage on wall by window Mold damage can be off-putting to your employees and customers. SERVPRO can restore your water damaged building.

SERVPRO Technicians Perform Mold Remediation Services for Wilmington Businesses

Even with regular cleaning with a reliable custodial service, office spaces can see mold proliferate from water damage or rainy weather. It is prudent to remediate mold quickly before it can affect the quality of your workspace.

 SERVPRO is available to render Wilmington mold remediation services for businesses in need. This team is certified to offer remediation services that can improve cleanliness, indoor air quality, and comfort for your employees and clients.

 Considerations for Mold Remediation

  • Mold thrives in warm, moist environments. Mold requires three things to generate: warmth, humidity, and organic material to eat. Ensuring that conditions are suitably dry, cool, and sanitary can minimize your mold risk significantly.
  • Leave remediation to certified pros. Certified restoration technicians have access to personal protection equipment, containment measures, and commercial-grade tools to remove spores from your business.
  • Why mold remediation and not mitigation? Mold exists in almost every building to some degree, as well as in outdoor air. Full removal of mold is not a guarantee.

 SERVPRO’s Sanitation Strategies

Sanitation is key to eliminating mold in a commercial setting. SERVPRO technicians have access to over 100 proprietary cleaning solutions that are OSHA-approved and EPA-registered. Many of these solutions feature biocides designed to remediate microbial growth. We apply these sanitizers can with a variety of tools, including:

  • Commercial-grade pump and trigger sprayers
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Sponges and squeegees
  • Mops
  • Foggers

 These cleaners, in tandem with removal of debris, containment measures, structural drying, and personal protection equipment, allow technicians to provide safe and effective remediation services that prevent mold from spreading to other parts of your business.

 SERVPRO of New Hanover provides a full suite of restoration services that are Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (910) 762-8180 to have a team at your home or business within hours of your initial contact.

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Why Does My Home Still Smell Like Smoke Months After Remediation?

7/9/2020 (Permalink)

Post fire view of outlet and wall heavily damaged by smoke and soot Although extinguished quickly, the smoke from this fire quickly dissipated throughout the home. If not removed properly, the odors can linger long aft

Not Properly Cleaning Your Fire Damaged Wilmington Home Can Cause Smoke Odors to Persist

 Whenever there is a fire in your home, smoke particles quickly fill the air. As these airborne particles mix with water vapor, they form various compounds that eventually collect on surfaces around your residence. Depending on the kinds of materials burned, these compounds, or soot residues, could either be dry or greasy. Often, soot residues are acidic and can, over time, discolor or corrode wherever they happen to land. Also, these substances are usually the source of most foul fire-related odors. If they not adequately cleaned, your home could continue to smell of smoke months or even years after a fire. It is essential to find the right Wilmington area service to handle your fire damage.

 Why are Fire-Related Smells So Difficult to Eliminate?

 Experienced Wilmington fire and odor remediation services like SERVPRO understand the difficulties involved in dealing with the unpleasant odors resulting from fires. They also know how to source and successfully eliminate them. With all that said, some of the reasons fire-related smells are so challenging to neutralize are:

  •  Odorous smoke particles travel throughout your home, settling as soot residues on various difficult-to-access surfaces
  • Porous materials around your residence, like old painted surfaces, upholstered furniture, fabrics, and carpeting, quickly absorb and trap these smelly particles
  • Fire-related heat bonds smelly particles and soot residues to structural elements and household objects
  • Firefighting efforts and excess moisture can help odorous residues bond more strongly to surfaces
  • House fires often burn many different synthetic substances, like plastics, that produce difficult-to-clean oily or greasy residues
  • The intense heat a fire generates increases air pressure and turbulent air that force odor-causing particles more deeply into impacted materials
  • Smelly smoke particles usually rise and coat your HVAC system's ducts, causing it to spread them around your home later

 These behaviors of fires and smoke particles are what often make fire-related odor remediation a daunting task. They are also why various methods are usually necessary to neutralize the unpleasant smells of fire damage effectively.

 Why Do Fire Damage Odors Sometimes Disappear and Then Reappear Later? 

 Not remediating fire or damage in Wilmington correctly, unwanted smells could suddenly reappear later, which generally happens during warmer, more humid times of the year. Increased temperatures expand the pores of impacted materials, thereby allowing trapped odorous particles to escape back into your home's interior air. Simultaneously, higher humidity levels cause these particles to be more easily absorbed and carried through the air. The airborne odorous compounds make smells return and eventually redeposit in other areas around your house.  

How Does SERVPRO Clean Up Odor-Causing Residues?

 Soot residues are the source of most lasting fire-related odors. They retain the smoky smells of a fire long after extinguishment, strongly affixing themselves to varied surfaces around your home, and transforming these structural elements and household objects into odor producers. Some of the ways SERVPRO technicians handle these troublesome residues are by:

  •  Cleaning up charring and heavy smoke residues with scraping, abrasive blasting, and wire brushing
  • Using the innovative peroxide active cleaning technique on delicate, dense soot-covered surfaces
  • Removing greasy residues with tri-sodium phosphate (TSP) and similar solutions
  • Eliminating non-grease smoke deposits with dry cleaning sponges
  • Pressure washing structural elements covered with soot composed of non-grease residues

 These methods enable us to neutralize many lingering fire smells successfully, but more is often required to fully restore your fire-damaged home.

 How Does SERVPRO Clean Your Home's Air?   

 Depending on environmental conditions at your location in Wilmington, smoke gases and particles could remain airborne in your house for some time after a fire. SERVPRO professionals employ a vast array of high-tech equipment to remove these contaminants from your home's air. Among other things, this gear includes:

  •  HVAC cleaning systems with agitators, a strong vacuum, and filters
  • Scrubbers that filter your home's interior air, removing gases and smoke particles, and replace it with cleaner outdoor air
  • Ozone machines that counteract odorous particles with ozone gas
  • Vaportek devices to neutralize smells with aerosolized natural oils
  • High-velocity box fans and air movers to thoroughly ventilate your residence
  • Thermal foggers that eliminate odors with aerosolized deodorizers

 Each of these tools helps tackle harsh fire-related smells and improve your home's overall air quality.

 Often, the most difficult things to remediate following a house fire are lingering odors. These are caused by smoke particles in the air, as well as by deposited soot residues. If workers do not clean up this smoke damage effectively, the associated smells could repeatedly return to haunt you every time the weather warms up. Fortunately, local companies like SERVPRO have the experience and tools to do the job right the first time.

 Whenever you need assistance getting rid of a fire's unpleasant odors, call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180.

What Can I Do If My Hair Salon Flooded After Hours?

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

hair styling tools Your customers rely on you to be open, and you can rely on SERVPRO to quickly remediate water damages.

SERVPRO Provides Emergency Water Damage Services to Wilmington Businesses Around the Clock

 Anything that causes a business in Wilmington to shut down means a loss in revenue. We provide 24-hour service, so your activity is back up and running with minimal downtime. Our expert team of trained technicians leaves your hair salon “Like it never even happened.”

 Can your Technicians Work Through the Night to Help my Business?

 SERVPRO knows when flooding happens after hours, you can’t wait until morning for emergency water mitigation in your Wilmington business. You need fast assistance. Even after eliminating the source of the water intrusion, water extraction and cleanup needs to happen immediately. Something as simple as a burst pipe causes severe water damage, including:

  •  Mold – within two days
  • Carpet and furniture damage
  • Structural damage

Keep the Customers Coming In

 Whenever water loss strikes, we are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Because we are available around the clock, including Sundays, our certified technicians can attack the problem when it happens. On arrival, our team will assess the damage, locate and eliminate the source, and start the cleanup and restoration. Depending on your unique situation, we will:

  • Deal with water extraction – powerful pumps and extraction equipment removes water fast.
  • Dry the premises – air movers and dehumidifiers are both used.
  • Carpet and Flooring repaired and restored.
  • Furniture – sanitized with EPA registered microbial sanitizers
  • Deodorized if needed

If your hair salon experiences flooding, let our SERVPRO experts provide the water mitigation required steps you can take before their arrival includes turning off the electricity and shutting the water off. We work alongside your insurance to make the entire process as easy as possible. 

To keep your customers flowing and minimize your downtime, contact SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180. 

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