What Can I Do If My Hair Salon Flooded After Hours?
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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How Can I Protect My Staffing Agency’s Break Room from Water Damage?
Is a water loss event threatening to close your office? Call SERVPRO for fast effective remediation.
SERVPRO Technicians Provide Rapid-Response Commercial Water Damage Cleanup for Wilmington Offices
Office spaces are as vulnerable as any other facility to water damage. Whether a pipe leak behind a wall, a faulty sprinkler system, or a plumbing failure is the culprit, a water-damaged area can become an ideal environment for mold and odors in as little as one to two days.
If your business needs commercial water damage mitigation targeted at Wilmington offices, certified SERVPRO technicians can render this service.
What Are Some Effective Water Damage Prevention Measures for Office Spaces?
- Implement water alarms.Water alarms are a cost-effective option for detecting water damage early. Place these alert systems feature moisture sensors and can on walls and floors.
- Invest in insurance.While on-site alarm and prevention systems are useful for reducing restoration costs, your business insurance should have adequate water damage for both commercial assets and structures.
- Maintain your property.Regular maintenance prevents many forms of water damage, but it can push your claim through more quickly when an unexpected disaster happens. Check door and window seals, maintain plumbing, and recoat your roofing at least once every five years.
How Can SERVPRO Restore My Facilities After Cleanup?
A pipe leak in your break room can leave chairs, upholstery, and decor saturated with water. However, many of these items are restorable with the help of SERVPRO techs:
- Carpet and pad that have not delaminated can be cleaned, dried, and reinstalled.
- Exterior walls exhibiting signs of damage can save both sheetrock and insulation by drilling holes near the top of the wall to boost ventilation during drying.
- Furniture like end tables and chairs need sanitizing with EPA-registered antimicrobials.
SERVPRO of New Hanover has the tools you need to keep your business looking, “Like it never even happened.” Call (910) 762-8180 for rapid-response cleanup.
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Are There Several Ways to Remove Water from Wet Carpets?
Did your carpet experience water damage? Call SERVPRO to restore your home.
Our SERVPRO professionals can offer a variety of water removal solutions for saturated flooring in your Wilmington home.
Taking care of damp and saturated flooring in your Wilmington home is a priority for property owners because of how quickly wet surfaces can degrade and deteriorate. There is a finite timeline to salvage and restore materials like carpeting, and that timeline begins at the first exposure to migrating water damages. Our SERVPRO professionals can help with a fast response designed to remove water and dry up affected areas of the property as soon as possible.
Water removal in Wilmington homes requires dozens of extractors and various tools and machines. With an extensive inventory of industry-leading equipment, we can meet the demands of your house through actions like moisture removal from carpets and padding, but also drying out structural cavities, drywall, and full flooring systems.
What Options Exist for Protecting Carpeted Floors After Water Losses?
Knowing what the carpeted floors in your home need after a water loss involve some thorough evaluation by our competent professionals. It is always our intention to complete restoration tasks as efficiently as possible. It hinges on a complete understanding of what actions are necessary to return materials and areas of the house to preloss conditions. With varying degrees of damage, restoration might encompass one or more of three general practices:
- Extraction - Water removal in Wilmington is an intricate task that involves many cutting-edge tools and machines available to our technicians. Several potential extractors can help with removing water from carpeting, including carpet wands and weighted extraction units.
- Drying – If a carpet can get salvaged after water exposure, this restoration relies on thorough drying practices. In many cases, centrifugal air movers are vital in this effort, as it can work on drying both the top layer and the padding simultaneously with the right position.
- Reinstallation – Tear-out and reinstallation are always among our team's last resort strategies. We do have competent contractors in-house that can help oversee repairs, controlled demolition, and reinstallation of new materials as necessary.
What Tools Are Best for Extracting Water from Carpets?
- Carpet Wands - Carpet wands cannot remove all the water trapped in the fibers of flooring, but it can remove enough where other drying efforts can be more productive.
- Wet Vacuums - Much like on hard surfaces, wet vacuums are ideal for removing both surface water and trapped moisture, and carpet fibers to make drying efforts take less time.
- Weighted Extractors - Using the technician's weight in either stationary or ride-on models, weighted extractors force moisture to the surface by squeezing the top layer and padding against the subflooring.
What is Necessary to Dry Damp Carpeting?
Drying damp carpeting can be a challenge even after substantial extraction has taken place. We have multiple tools to remove moisture trapped in fibers and padding before it can soak through the subflooring materials. Choosing the right approach for drying your carpet can save time and money on the restoration that your property needs after water loss incidents. Some of the useful drying tools we use are:
- Centrifugal Air Movers - Air movers offer high-velocity blasts of heated air directed at specific points in saturated materials. By placing centrifugal air movers between the top layer of carpeting and the padding, we can simultaneously dry both layers to offer a more efficient water removal solution.
- Desiccant Dehumidifiers - Much like centrifugal air movers, desiccant dehumidifiers work to reintroduce heated, dry air back into the moist environment or saturated materials like the carpeting. These dehumidifiers are also vital to manage increasing moisture content concerns.
- Floor Mat Drying System - When moisture concerns have passed the padding layer and reached the subflooring, there is often little we can do to protect the top layers of carpeting, and they must get discarded. To preserve and salvage the subflooring, such as plywood or OSB, we can slowly utilize drying mats to draw out moisture to the acceptable parameters.
Can SERVPRO Reinstall Carpet?
With a full team of in-house residential contractors, we can offer efficient controlled demolition and quality reinstallation of removed flooring and structural elements. Our licensed professionals can help to provide a seamless transition between mitigation, like drying and extraction, and the reconstruction and repairs that your home might need after that.
Regardless of how severe water losses might be, our SERVPRO of New Hanover team can help to make it, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (910) 762-8180.
Where Can I Find 24 Hour Water Removal Services for my Bar?
Wilmington Bars and Commercial Establishments Count on SERVPRO for Advanced Devices to Mitigate a Water Loss
SERVPRO of Wilmington Can Provide Water Removal Services at Any Time or Day
Owning and operating a bar in Wilmington means working the night and most of the morning, and suddenly needing water removal services can feel quite jarring to your schedule. However, do not worry. Here at SERVPRO, our doors are open whenever you need us.
If your Wilmington bar needs water removal services, we could be there within hours to assist you. We create and base our schedule off of yours. Whenever you need us, SERVPRO is here for you.
I Need Discretion, Can SERVPRO Provide That?
At SERVPRO, it is our goal to leave our customers feeling happy and taken care of. If you want a discreet service to your property, we can:
- Use back entrances to avoid public line-of-sight
- Work during the day, when your bar is closed normally
- Work fast to get the job done as soon as possible
No matter what your needs are, SERVPRO can find a way to help you.
How Can SERVPRO Remediate my Bar?
Once inside, our technicians can do a brief investigation to create a remediation plan. After, we can get right to work. We can start by:
- Using thermal imaging cameras to identify water in hidden places
- Use advanced technological devices to remove standing water, such as wet/dry vacuums
- Use drying equipment to ensure the moisture levels in your bar are appropriate
Furthermore, here at SERVPRO, we have specialty equipment for hard-to-reach places. We can use air-blasting tubes to get underneath the bar, or between walls. Doing so can help speed up the drying process and ensure that mold growth cannot occur.
If your bar needs professional water removal services, never wait to get help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of New Hanover by dialing the number (910) 762-8180. No matter the time of day or night, we're available to help.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
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 in Wilmington, 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 New Hanover today at (910) 762-8180 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
How do Professionals Remove Water from Flood Damaged Wilmington Homes?
Floods are devastating. Call SERVPRO for fast, effective water removal.
Dealing with Volume During Flood Water Extraction from Affected Wilmington Properties
Flooding incidents can leave a significant amount of water in your Wilmington property. Extracting such water poses different challenges, yet it is essential for the recovery process. Professional restorers such as SERVPRO use diverse strategies to achieve the intended goal.
Letting the water drain out
There is a need to think of the water source for successful floodwater extraction from affected Wilmington houses. If the water outside the building is yet to recede, any extraction effort is likely to be futile. Our SERVPRO technicians leave water levels to subside before starting any removal processes. As we wait for the water to drain out, we can take other remedial actions such as moving vulnerable items to higher levels within the structure, limiting exposure to water.
High capacity pumps
Often, a significant volume of water is left inside the structure even after groundwater outside the structure subsides. High capacity pumps can help remove such water within a short period compared to using mops and buckets. Our SERVPRO technicians mostly rely on centrifugal pumps, which convert rotational energy from a motor to an energy that can move fluid. Apart from the volume of water, there are other challenging aspects since the water might contain solids, or the disposal point located far from the extraction point. We use specialized pumps to tackle individual challenges. For example, self-priming trash pumps remove water with solids conveniently, while high-pressure pumps have high lift capacity perfect for pumping out underground structures.
Considerable amounts of water find a way into cavities such as walls within the house. Demolishing the entire wall or leaving the water in place are not viable solutions. Our SERVPRO technicians perform controlled demolition steps, such as making flood cuts or punching vent holes to release the water conveniently. Such measures also help us deal with the moisture absorbed by semi-porous materials such as wood since we can circulate air conveniently around the affected areas boosting evaporation rates.
High volumes of water can complicate the restoration of the flooded property. Call SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 to help. We are faster to any size disaster.
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How Can a Fire Cause Water Damage?
Water Damage from a Leak Causes Problems in Wilmington That SERVPRO Can Fix.
SERVPRO Handles All Aspects of Fire Damage Which Often Includes Significant Water Damage
In some fires, damage from the actual flames ends up being the least of your concerns. Fires often trigger damage in a way homeowners do not expect: significant water damage. Whether during the efforts to put the fire out or leaks caused by the heat, fire can directly or indirectly cause your home to take on large amounts of water unexpectedly. If the fire started during a storm, rain or flood water might also deal some damage. Listed are some common ways we encounter water damage after a fire.
Water Damage from Hoses and Extinguishers
After a fire, severe water damage in Wilmington can happen as a result of fire hoses and extinguishers used to douse the flames. These devices, while sometimes using foam to smother the fire, often use pure or mixed water to stop the fire in its tracks. Care is not often taken to controlling the water flow, with as much being used as necessary to stop the flames. This can lead to a heavy dousing of any surface in your home and some mild flooding as a result of fire hoses. Excess water is common after a fire, and perhaps more often than not you'll be dealing with this type of damage. Typically, a small isolated fire in a kitchen or room would not inflict such heavy secondary water damage.
Burst and Leaking Faucets and Pipes
Fire can melt and break metal faucets and plumbing due to its extreme temperature, causing profuse leaks and ruptures wherever it crosses a water fixture. Although these do not often release enormous amounts of water, they can cause considerable damage to floors and walls in their vicinity.
Water Damage During a Storm
Many infernos start as the result of a storm, from a lightning strike or otherwise. The fire may work in tandem with torrential rains, as these are often not enough to put out the blaze but enough to pour through any burned openings into your house. Also, some severe storms may come with massive flooding, which can be exceedingly dangerous due to the presence of Black Water. This highly contaminated water can carry pathogens, silt, pesticides, chemicals, and dangerous debris like broken glass and tree limbs. SERVPRO has IICRC trained technicians that have certifications in ASD, Applied Structural Drying, and AMR, Applied Microbial Remediation to combat the ramifications of contaminated groundwater or sewage.
SERVPRO of New Hanover is a locally owned and operated business that has experience with all sorts of water and fire damage, often at the same time. Should you require emergency restoration services following a disaster, call us 24/7 at (910) 762-8180. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.
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What Types of Flood Damage Should I Look for After a Severe Storm in Wilmington?
We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and are proud to provide quality cleanup and restoration services.
Flood Damage as a Result of a Storm Can Result in Many Types of Damage. SERVPRO of New Hanover is Here to Help with it All.
Severe storm systems can impact Wilmington homes with a very little warning, especially when homeowners are unsuspecting of a possible issue with their roof, siding, or foundation. As much as the area has experienced flooding, it has become an understanding that the best approach to recovering from situations like these is to trust in the fast response and experienced technicians of the restoration industry. The quicker a storm damage restoration company can identify and restore your property, the better. Waiting, for any reason, can make all storm and flood damage related issues get worse, fast.
Repairing flood damages to your Wilmington home might seem straightforward, but many concerns linger from the immediate water penetration to several weeks following the flood. Addressing the damage to your home must happen quickly, as pooling water and saturation can begin to affect walls, flooring, and ceiling materials within hours of exposure.
With water damages, the timeline for irreparable damages is concise. Within only a few hours, drywall can bloat and distort, eroding beyond repair. Our mitigation team can arrive at your home fast in the face of an emergency to begin the necessary steps to limit the spread of the damage throughout the property and to preserve what elements can get salvaged.
Flooding can lead to cracks in your basement walls, trapping moisture in your walls, ceiling, and floor where corrosion, rot, and mold fester. There are several types of mold and each type requires careful consideration and vast knowledge of specific removal techniques in order to thoroughly remediate the situation. Black mold is especially hazardous. It requires specific cleaning and restoration methods, provided by a water removal or water damage restoration specialist, like those offered through SERVPRO, to treat your home for damage after a flood. Remember, mold may not be readily visible to you, the homeowner, but can wreak havoc on your home without you knowing. Let’s also keep in mind that any amount of flooding presents a potential danger to your home’s foundation. Cement has a porous surface that can crack, crumble, and chip after prolonged moisture exposure.
Flood waters can also get underneath your home, rotting or shifting support beams and posts that provide structural integrity throughout. The best way to avoid problems like this involves preparing your home against flooding, especially unfinished basements and crawlspaces. SERVPRO technicians can help you understand more about keeping these areas clean and dry while also providing you with the flood damage restoration services you need to get things back to normal after significant water intrusions in your home.
SERVPRO’s IICRC-industry certified restoration team could help you address weather-related soil erosion on your property that often leads to flooding in your home. We can also help you install additional drainage and sump pumps that help keep water away from your home. Sump pumps are one of the most effective and efficient ways to remove water from your home quickly. They are especially good for areas like Wilmington and surrounding areas that frequently see flooding. Our technicians can check your home’s gutter system, downspouts, basements, crawlspaces and roofing to ensure that water gets directed away from your home where it belongs.
Our ability to help our customers so swiftly throughout an emergency comes from our reliance on the advanced technology available to our SERVPRO technicians from the moment they arrive at your home. The professionals on site can utilize a range of pumps from portable electric options to our large 300 psi truck-mounted pump for the fastest extraction possible. Once the excess gets removed, our focus can move to drying with our high-strength air movers for fast vaporization of saturation and moisture to our industrial grade dehumidifiers to pull that vapor from the air efficiently.
Take advantage of the experience and training SERVPRO of New Hanover gives you access to and call to start your home’s flood damage restoration, today. We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and are proud to provide quality cleanup and restoration services throughout our local community. Call today (910) 762-8180.
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Why It Is Important To Clean Your HVAC System During and After Fire Damage in Carolina Beach?
Fire Damage Often Means Cleaning the HVAC System in Carolina Beach Properties
SERVPRO Inspects and Repairs HVAC Systems That Can Be Contaminated with Fire & Smoke Residues and Lingering Odors
Fire damage incidents are always frightening. Luckily, if you promptly take the right restoration actions, you can prevent further damage and salvage most of your possessions. It is not all about cleaning the soot and smoke particles that you usually see after a fire; there are inspections that we perform in your Carolina Beach home during the restoration to uncover hidden issues. For instance, have you ever asked yourself what it takes to clean a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system after a fire event?
While cleaning the HVAC unit may not be mandatory during fire damage restoration in Carolina Beach, our SERVPRO technicians never take chances. If the system is contaminated, it can spread smoke residues within the structure once you switch it on. When we are performing HVAC duct cleaning, we adhere to the state and local regulations. We are going to look at some of the steps we follow when cleaning these vital systems.
Fire and HVAC System Relation
Our SERVPRO technicians start by identifying the location of the fire in relation to the return side or supply side of the HVAC system. Even if the system was off, air pressure might develop from the heat which can move smoke particles into the ducts. Knowing whether the unit was operating during the fire and the duration it took is equally essential. So, irrespective of the situation, we have to inspect the system and check whether it has smoke residues and odors. Our Green Fleet supplies our SERVPRO technicians with the heavy-duty equipment and cleaning and deodorizing products to complete the task at hand.
HVAC Contamination and Fire Damage Degree
Once we are sure some level of contamination exists in the unit, checking the extent of the damage follows. It is the time when we identify the type of smoke particles and whether odors are present. Our SERVPRO technicians are familiar with the design and operation of HVAC systems, and that helps us to identify mechanical damage, and if present, we may recommend a replacement. Depending on the state of the filters, we can clean or do a replacement several times during the recovery process. By using ULV Foggers, we can perform deodorization to neutralize the odors.
At SERVPRO of New Hanover, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and offer residents 24-hour emergency services. Call us at (910) 762-8180 when you need a trusted industry leader to serve you.
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How Can SERVPRO Fireproof Your Carolina Beach Commercial Property?
To protect your business against fire damage in Carolina Beach, prevent the disaster before it happens.
Here are 3 Ways to Fire Proof Your Business
Keeping your employees safe and protecting your commercial property is of utmost importance. As a Carolina Beach commercial property owner, you do not want your business to burn. Not only are you going to lose a lot of money, but the rebuilding costs are too high. Here are 3 ways to fireproof your commercial property.
Prevent The Fire Before It Even Begins
To protect your business against fire damage in Carolina Beach, prevent the disaster before it happens. The first thing a business owner ought to do is keep their building up to code. Make sure you enforce strict No Smoking policy. If found, the individual must face high penalties.
Avoid storing flammable items in offices or unoccupied areas of the building. Install smoke alarms and detectors along the building corridors and in offices. In case of a fire, the measures above gives you an opportunity to save your building using available firefighting equipment. Do not forget to maintain the fire alarms, detectors, and other equipment.
Educate Your Employees And Other Building Occupants
As a property owner, it's important to educate your employees and other building occupants about fire safety. For starters, they need to be aware of building exits and where to meet when outside the building. Carry out fire drills from time to time. This will help to instill the procedure of how employees should react when the fire alarm goes off. Also, teach your employees how to use a fire extinguisher.
Keep In Touch With The Local Fire Department
Inviting the local fire department to check available firefighting measures is a great way of protecting your building against commercial fire damage. After the tour, guides are available to help you make improvements. They can also provide their opinion and help you protect your employees.
In the event of a fire, the fire department is going to arrive on time and put out the fire before your building burns down.
At SERVPRO of New Hanover, we understand fires can devastate your commercial property. By taking the small proactive steps above, you get to protect your employees and business. If you're ever in need of commercial fire damage experts, call our 24/7 emergency line at (910) 762-8180 today!
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