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SERVPRO Saves Your Valuables After A Wilmington Fire

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Saves Your Valuables After A Wilmington Fire SERVPRO has the right equipment to remove soot after a fire saving your belongings from further damage.

Restoring Personal Belongings Affected by Fire Damage Helps Restore Your Wilmington Home

The saying goes “where there's smoke, there's fire,” and many times, the smoke is just as destructive as the flames. At SERVPRO, we mitigate damage to both your Wilmington home and the contents inside. We know that your family's belongings are what makes your house 'home' and without them, things are just not the same. Our goal is to make things “Like it never even happened” for you.

When a family's home in Wilmington sustains fire damage, SERVPRO technicians working on the house's structure to remove damaged areas also take the items inside into consideration. We box things up, room to room, in clean boxes and label each with its inventory sheet's number. We take the majority of these items to our facility to clean and restore them.

We can set aside any items that your family needs immediately so we can work on those first, making sure that you receive them as soon as possible. Soot can spread its griminess with the slightest touch. We have the equipment to remove residue, even in the deepest grooves and minute details of your belongings.

We use ultrasonic cleaning techniques that act in a way similar to hydrogen peroxide, with its bubbling action, to remove foreign substances after fire damage. While we can clean hard surfaces in your home with special cloths that trap soot particles, textured items require more attention. A short time in the ultrasonic cleaning equipment works well at removing soot that manual cleaning might take hours to accomplish.

We can restore and clean items that can be immersed in water and also dry quickly. Your Grandmother's china and knick-knacks from your parents' vacations can once again find their place in your home and look just as lovely as before. Many customers find that years of dust that accumulated on their belongings no longer dulls them. Our equipment is this effective. Therefore, if antiques should not receive this treatment to maintain their patina, please inform us, so we know to use other restoration methods. While these might take longer, the final effects are our goal and your satisfaction with our work.

Once cleaned, some items might require deodorization. We use special chambers to do this with hydroxyl generators that remove the odors still embedded in these things. We only use ozone on completely dry items, and both methods are equally effective.

SERVPRO of New Hanover wants to help families in Kure Beach and Castle Hayne in the restoration of their homes and their belongings. We know that small things can bring immeasurable joy to your family members, and fire damage makes this quite apparent. Call us at (910) 762-8180, so we can mitigate everything and get things back to normal.

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When Should You Consider Demolishing a Flood Damaged Business Structure in Wilmington?

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Should You Consider Demolishing a Flood Damaged Business Structure in Wilmington? Flooding has become a more common occurrence in Wilmington.

Opting for Demolition when Your Commercial Business Sustains Flood Damage in Wilmington

Decades ago, flooding around Wilmington was similar to lightning strikes – one-time events that never happened in the same place twice. In more recent years, though, flooding seems to repeat itself in different communities, coming back to traumatize residents who expected repeat flooding less than they ever did the first time around. 

Because of this new propensity for repeat flooding in different areas, including Wilmington, many experts recommend demolition of commercial buildings once they succumb to a flood. The options of either relocation to higher ground or rebuilding with flood-resistant capabilities ensure the continuation of a business. SERVPRO can help get your business, warehouse, factory, or retail setting ready for demolition and help you through the rebuilding process. 

We serve all businesses, regardless of type or size, throughout the area. Because we are local, we understand the community's needs, the experiences we all have in common, and can help make things cohesive again. The sooner you can rebuild, the sooner you can provide your products or services to the community again. 

Before demolition, we must ensure that all the paperwork is ready and that your salvageable inventory and equipment no longer occupies the area. Your inventory sheets should reflect each item. You must remove salvageable items like metal staircases or recyclable materials before we begin. If needed, we can assist you in their retrieval. Once demolition starts, entering the premises becomes extremely dangerous. 

Tearing down the business you and your family own can be a very trying time, but we can assure you that rebuilding means a bright future. While elevating your business might seem a better option, the drawbacks to this are quite extensive. You need to relocate electrical, plumbing, and gas lines, as well as any communications systems' cabling. Entryways need new staircases, as well as reinforced doors. Windows often require resizing to accommodate reinforced walls built below them. Stability becomes a concern, also, as the footprint must remain the same and must not become larger than the original footage, even when additional space is available. Demolition with subsequent rebuilding from scratch solves these issues. 

While we can also demolish partial areas of a structure, or only interior area, after a significant flood, many changes weaken the current building. We want to help you do better than making it “Like it never even happened” - we want to help you make it so it cannot ever happen again.

SERVPRO of New Hanover can help make flooding a non-issue for you and your Leland or Elizabethtown area business. Demolition might seem extreme, but the work involved in coming back after a flood is also extreme. Call us at (910) 762-8180 so we can get things stable and secure for you.

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Our Professionals Overcome Water Damage In Your Wrightsville Beach Home

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Professionals Overcome Water Damage In Your Wrightsville Beach Home Our technicians have the equipment to dry and remove moisture from your home after a disaster strikes.

Effective Drying Equipment for Damaged Wrightsville Beach Homes

Disasters can strike Wrightsville Beach homes without much warning, from flooding to storm damages. However, there are also concerns that can happen within the home that can allow for damages of their own. Leaks to fixtures, failing appliances, and user errors are among the top culprits for water loss incidents that occur within the house, and our team can help to ensure that these occurrences are not devastating to your home and its contents.

While many Wrightsville Beach homeowners might not view water damage as a serious occurrence, it can have severe effects on your property without the right drying and moisture removal efforts. To adequately clean up the mess and dry out the saturated materials affected, you need advanced equipment and the expertise of professionals like our SERVPRO response team. We can arrive quickly to emergencies to ensure that the right steps get taken to protect the structural elements and contents of your home from impending irreparable water damages.

One of the ways that we can ensure our success when we get to work on water damage incidents within your home is through our advanced technology. We have tools like leak detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras. These devices can help to locate concerns within the plumbing where there might be potential leaks, and the cameras can help to identify moisture pockets in wall cavities, flooring materials, and more to ensure that we set up our drying equipment in the right locations for maximum results.

Our focus from the moment that we arrive is to protect and preserve installed materials when possible. When this is not possible through our conventional restoration techniques, our SERVPRO professionals can utilize controlled demolition strategies to remove irreparable portions of material without needing to take down entire walls or remove entire floors.

Finding the right professionals to help you overcome water damage in your home is simple. If you want to make the damage “Like it never even happened.” give our SERVPRO of New Hanover water restoration technicians a call today at (910) 762-8180.

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Don't Let Water Damage Spoil Your Wilmington Bakery

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Let Water Damage Spoil Your Wilmington Bakery Even a little water can close a business indefinitely.

Commercial Flood Removal in Wilmington Keeps Your Cake Shop Open for Business

Cakes and other delicious treats help the people in Wilmington celebrate so many important milestones in life, Birthdays graduations, promotions, weddings, and everything in between seems so much better when a cake makes its way into the center of those gathered together. Providing such an essential part of these events means keeping everything sparkling clean and sanitary in your facility.  

Wilmington businesses like yours can end up closed after a flood unless you call immediately for experts in commercial flood removal. We recommend signing up for our READY Profile, which can help you prepare for this and other disasters, significantly decreasing the difficulties in remaining open, or reopening after only a short closure. The faster you respond to an emergency, the less likely your business suffers permanent damage.

When SERVPRO helps another business after a flood, we use the most effective but least costly methods. We understand that extra expenses cut into your profits. We protect your business by communicating with you honestly and providing you with information that can help save you money and time. When pumping water after a flood out and away from your business, we use either our pump truck or begin straight away with smaller units that remove any remaining puddles of water.

Once we have the floors dry, we begin working on cleaning up your equipment, shelving units, display cases, window sills, and anywhere else that the floodwaters touched. We dispose of all contaminated foodstuffs for you, clearing the way for new stock. We provide you with a list of destroyed inventory to aid you in replacing the lost goods to communicate with your insurance adjuster more efficiently.  

To get your shop completely dry, we use heavy-duty air movers. These units speed up the amount of air exchanged in your business and whisk moisture out of walls and other surfaces. Our desiccant machines pull this moisture out of the air. Another piece of equipment that we rely on during flood damage mitigation is our air scrubbers. These extract mold spores from the air, keeping it free of contamination.

SERVPRO of New Hanover appreciates your presence in our area, be it Kure Beach, Figure Eight Island, or Elizabethtown. Call us at (910) 762-8180 when high water or rains flood your business. We are glad to do everything we can to help you recover after such a setback and help keep your business going.

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Proven Tips to Remediate Water Damage in Wrightsville Beach

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proven Tips to Remediate Water Damage in Wrightsville Beach When your crawlspace is affected by water damage, quick action can produce effective results. Contact SERVPRO for an assessment and water removal.

Water Removal For Your Wrightsville Beach Crawlspace

With the presence of groundwater, springs, precipitation runoff, and lingering effects from rising water levels throughout the region, your Wrightsville Beach crawlspace could have pooling water that should get addressed as promptly as possible. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not even realize when a problem persists in this area of their home, as it is not a place that gets checked often for potential concerns. If moisture and dampness persist in this area, it can allow for situations like mold growth to occur, so drying out this crawlspace is critical to protecting the entirety of your home.

Identifying concerns with the crawlspace and understanding when you need water removal for your Wrightsville Beach property can be a challenge for a homeowner. Many homeowners simply cannot get underneath their property to assess damages or potential threats and have to wait until other signs present themselves before they recognize a problem exists. With flooding throughout the area, you can often get assured that even if your home itself did not fall victim to the rising water, that your crawlspace did. Our SERVPRO team can quickly assess the situation for what must happen and the severity of any damages that might exist.

When acted upon quickly enough, our SERVPRO professionals can work to extract water from the crawlspace of your home and potentially prevent the formation of mold colonies. Naturally existing mold spores only require a damp environment to seat and thrive, and removing the moisture from this area of your home can keep colonies from forming if this problem has not already occurred.

We can also offer services such as crawlspace encapsulation which can work to divert water away from this area of your property and continually protect all of the elements of your home with thick plastic sheeting.

While there are many ways that your crawlspace can get affected by excess water, allowing this problem to persist can cause significant concerns for the structural integrity of your home. Give our SERVPRO of New Hanover rapid response team a call anytime at (910) 762-8180.

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Our Specialists Can Handle Any Mold Damage Disaster in Your Castle Hayne Home

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Specialists Can Handle Any Mold Damage Disaster in Your Castle Hayne Home SERVPRO can help you solve these problems with our specialized tools and machines.

Mold Damage in Your Castle Hayne Residence Is No Match For Dedicated and Well-Trained Team Players

When a property's plumbing in Castle Hayne contains loose joints or other problems that allow water to escape, different problems occur for the homeowner. SERVPRO can help you solve these problems with our specialized tools and machines.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand mold damage situations in Castle Hayne homes because of our extensive training, commitment to the community, and ability to work within a team. We also use the latest in equipment that industry developers find provides improved results for our customers. When mold damage affects your residence, we can help get things remediated and back to how you remember, “Like it never even happened.”

Regardless of where mold damage occurs inside a home, SERVPRO technicians use handheld equipment that reveals on the screen where moisture hides inside materials. There is no need to wait for testing, as we provide immediate results. Other equipment helps us determine the amount of moisture retained in walls and other materials so we can give an accurate estimate of how long drying time of damp areas and remediation of mold damage should take. Both of these must occur to ensure we regain control of the mold damage situation in your dwelling.

To dry out your home, we first shut off the water at the place where dripping water or leaking appliances allow it to pass into your living area. We then use air movers to draw the moisture out of damp things and whisk this water vapor into desiccant machines.

Mold damage remediation is where we continue working together as teams. We seal off areas that require extensive scraping or removal of materials, so we protect the rest of your home from stray mold particles and just-released spores. These areas are known as negative air chambers because of how we draw air out of them with the use of air scrubbers.

SERVPRO specialists know the importance of using HEPA filters on the majority of our equipment from air scrubbers to vacuums. Releasing only clean air into your home reduces the number of spores your family breathes in, a possible cause of health effects, and also reduces the ability of mold to recolonize in other locations.

SERVPRO of New Hanover is happy to send IICRC-certified mold damage specialists to your residence in Kure Beach, Leland, and Elizabethtown. Your first step in becoming the next partner of our team is to call us at (910) 762-8180. Always answered, our 24-hour service line number is open every day of the year.

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Become More Familiar With Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Options in Wilmington

12/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Become More Familiar With Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Options in Wilmington When flooding affects your medical office and electronic records, contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Recovering Flooded Electronics in a Wilmington Office Building

Many office buildings and medical facilities throughout Wilmington have put considerable stock into the technological age and transitioned almost exclusively to digital record keeping and account information. A water loss incident like a flood in your building could threaten these records, even when you have no physical hard copies within your property. With such a dependence on the electronics, devices, and hardware required for a digital-based office, floodwaters could threaten these crucial elements and cause significant problems for accessing the necessary information for your clients in the future.

While you might not be tech-savvy enough to understand what elements can short out and quit working in servers and hard drives, you know enough to understand that flood damages in your Wilmington office put these devices at risk. Even without direct contact with electronics, excessive moisture and dampness in the environment can have the same undesirable effect. Our SERVPRO mitigation team can help.

From the moment that we arrive at your facility, our experienced team can run risk-assessment on the contents of the building to determine which items are in harm’s way. Electronics, computers, servers, hard drives, and other critical components to your operation can get removed from the premises and stored safely and securely in our nearby facility until full restoration work completes.

If these devices have already become affected by the moisture and dampness present by the flooding in the building, our SERVPRO Contents Department has the training to recover these devices and safely dry them out to salvage them. We can work quickly with exposed devices to protect the vital information that your firm has stored on their drives. Once restoration work completes within the building, we can return these electronics and devices to their original positions.

Recovering from a flood is challenging enough for a business owner responsible for a building. When you have to worry about the sensitive information contained on standalone servers and hard drives of computers within that building, you need a team of professionals that can show up quickly to help you protect that information. Our SERVPRO of New Hanover rapid response team is available 24/7 at (910) 762-8180.

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Don't Worry About Your Flood Damaged Home In Wilmington, Our Team At SERVPRO Has Your Back!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Don't Worry About Your Flood Damaged Home In Wilmington, Our Team At SERVPRO Has Your Back! We are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and are proud to provide quality cleanup and restoration services.

Flood Damage Restoration Services Available To Wilmington Area Residents

You made it a point to purchase a home with a basement so that you and your family have an area to gather during hazardous situations. However, what happens when the area of your Wilmington home that is supposed to protect you, is the problem you have to avoid.

Some residents feel that it's not a big deal if their unfinished Wilmington basement experiences flood damage. However, this is hardly the case, everyone should be worried about flooding, whether they put money into converting their basement into a living area or not.

Flooding can lead to cracks in your basement walls, trapping moisture in your walls, ceiling, and floor where corrosion, rot, and mold fester. 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 basement for damage after a flood. Any amount of flooding in your basement 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 unfinished basement against flooding. SERVPRO technicians can help you understand more about keeping your basement 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. Our technicians can check your home’s gutter system, downspouts, and roofing to ensure that water gets directed away from your home where it belongs.

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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Is Your Wilmington Home Prepared for Melting Snow?

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Is Your Wilmington Home Prepared for Melting Snow? The water from this melting snowman can cause flooding. Is your home prepared?

Snow Melt Flooding Can Affect Multiple Wilmington Home

While many Wilmington residents might not consider the area to be prone to heavy snowfall throughout the coming winter months, there is a persistent threat of potential flooding from moderate snow mixed with heavier rains. With the winters often fluctuating between the two types of precipitation, melting snow combined with torrential rainfall can allow for flooding conditions to occur rapidly. Protecting your home is critical to avoid much costlier restoration in the future.

When you consider flood damages to your Wilmington home, many homeowners might agree that their property did not get as well constructed as they might have hoped to prevent water penetration. Many aging homes are susceptible to water penetration through blockwork foundations and crawlspaces, which can prove equally hazardous throughout a few days as minor flooding to the primary levels of the house.

Efficient extraction is critical to help preserve elements of your home that become exposed to the floodwaters. While you might get tempted to avoid the cost of professional assistance here, you should remember that runoff and flash flooding situations can bring all manners of contaminants and bacteria into the home along with the floodwaters, so removing it on your own could be hazardous.

Our SERVPRO professionals have effective equipment stocked on our Green Fleet vehicles for fast extraction and efficient drying of affected areas in your home. For substantial water loss situations where construction materials become compromised and overly damaged quickly, our licensed contractors can remove these areas individually to expedite reconstruction and build back services. Our in-house contracting abilities help us to provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Flooding can significantly damage to your home, and these problems continually worsen in the days to follow without appropriate mitigation tactics. This winter, like any, could present the possibility of snowmelt flooding throughout the region. Stay prepared with our SERVPRO of New Hanover rapid response team standing by to help. Call us anytime at (910) 762-8180.

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When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Home In Elizabethtown Call The Professionals At SERVPRO

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When A Fire Has Destroyed Your Home In Elizabethtown Call The Professionals At SERVPRO A fire can be the most devastating thing to happen to your Elizabethtown property.

Faster Response Times And Reliable Fire Damage Restoration For All Elizabethtown Residents

A fire can be the most devastating thing to happen to your Elizabethtown property. When the fire is out, and everything is said and done, you need someone by your side to protect against loss. Everyone wants to save money, minimize damages, and relieve this increasingly prevalent threat. However, not everyone has the tools, training, and resources to pull it off in the best possible manner.

Every homeowner throughout the Elizabethtown area can benefit from helpful tips from a fire damage restoration expert. Our experts want you to recover as soon as possible, and these tips can help ensure that you do. Always start by checking your coverage with your insurance provider. You need to verify that you have the proper coverage, so you’re never left out in the cold.

When an incident occurs, call your agent immediately to begin your claim process as soon as possible. You’ll also need to secure your property and belongings before calling it a day. Your highly-trained SERVPRO team can help you minimize damages to your property and help prevent additional problems from forming in exposed areas of your home.

It is especially important to maintain a record of household contents, take pictures and record everything of value before accidents happen. SERVPRO’s entire staff can help you implement a plan to help protect your property and reduce stress related to any problems that might arise. We help you think of every possibility and cut down on surprises.

You should also maintain records regarding living expenses while displaced from your home. Repairing fire damage in your home can be a lengthy process, one that requires the attention of experienced professionals. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians have access to advanced restoration equipment and provide you with services you can count on to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of New Hanover offers full-service solutions to fire damage on your property, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for your convenience. We also go that extra mile to provide you with fast response times and quality services you can trust. Call our office, today (910) 762-8180!

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