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Is Flood Damage Shuddering Your Wrightsville Beach Restaurant?

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Flood Damage Shuddering Your Wrightsville Beach Restaurant? Don't let water damage close your restaurant. Call SERVPRO of New Hanover to restore your business.

Preparing Your Wrightsville Beach Restaurant For Flood Damage Can Make a Huge Difference

Whether from storms, hurricanes, or day-to-day disasters, your food service business needs to be prepared for flood damage to survive it. Studies show that almost half of all flooded service sector businesses never re-open their doors, but you can avoid becoming a statistic with a bit of preparedness. Damage mitigation and restoration companies like SERVPRO can help to control and reverse damages quickly and efficiently, but the best way to reduce repair costs and open doors faster after a disaster is to have a plan in place.

Know The Threats

The first step in planning for a potential storm is to know how hurricanes and other types of flood damage in Wrightsville Beach can affect your restaurant. When being evaluated for flood insurance rates, an insurance adjuster may be able to provide you with a comprehensive report on how your location may be at-risk for flooding. The hurricane season comes each year and poses a substantial threat, but other sources of flood damage may come at any time of year and cause the same sort of problems. Where your business lies relative to nearby features (such as a hill or drainage area) may make flooding outside of hurricane season much more likely.

Get Things Off the Ground

Most floods only involve several inches of water at most, meaning that most damages can be averted by picking up furniture and objects and placing them somewhere higher up. Another option may be to place blocks under the corners of sizable objects to give them some clearance off the ground. Take these extra few steps any time weather reports worsen, and flood damage poses a substantial risk.

Be Ready to Act

Acting fast can make thousands of dollars' difference when flood damage strikes. Calling SERVPRO or requesting help through our Emergency Ready Profile app immediately after the incident can prevent many of the worst types of damage from happening. You should also have a flood insurance policy and be ready to contact your insurance company just after the disaster, as well.

SERVPRO of New Hanover stays ready on a 24/7 basis to respond to local calls for help with storm and flood damage. Call us at (910) 762-8180 for our services or a quote.

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Furniture in Wilmington Properties Get Cleaned of Soot and Fire Damage--Just Call SERVPRO

6/27/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Furniture in Wilmington Properties Get Cleaned of Soot and Fire Damage--Just Call SERVPRO SERVPRO Keeps Your Hands Clean By Restoring Your Soot and Fire Damaged Home for You in Wilmington

Deep Cleaning and Other Techniques Resolve Smoke and Soot Damage within Wilmington Homes

Homeowners inspecting their home after a fire find that surfaces covered in dark soot often remain unaffected by the flames or the heat. Wiping these components down with a cloth shows the difficulty involved in cleaning these pieces around your home to an acceptable degree.

When a customer calls SERVPRO about their Wilmington home's soot damage, we assure them that we can handle the situation and help them reclaim their valued possessions. There is no need to throw out treasured heirlooms and refurbished items.

Our technicians pay attention to detail, often taking pictures of the items before removing knobs and handles. Taking these pieces off helps get them clean in areas where soot might have collected in denser layers because of the static charge. Having the photos helps get the bits back together with the way you remember them.
Wood furniture made a generation or two ago contained minimal, if any, pressed wood products like particle board. Older items in your home that soot covers can become stained when the soot sits too long on the surface. We remove smoke residue from these and composite wood materials using different cleaning agents and tools, typically starting with either wet or dry sponges or vacuuming excess soot that easily falls off in a powdery mess.

Our technicians use low-alkaline cleaners that strip the soot off surfaces quickly. If cleaning reveals staining on the surface, the technician then uses a thick creme paste specifically for wood that minimizes stains. Upon finishing and rinsing this off, an application of our Lemon Oil Polish leaves the piece smelling beautifully again and well-protected. Heat often strips natural wood of the oils that kept it from developing cracks and this polish can help prevent this from marring your furniture.

Newer items containing pressed wood and particle board can swell when exposed to water, as well as the steam produced, during fire-fighting maneuvers. Some of these items might require replacements, but for those that do not, we can attempt to restore them with different methods. Using a dry sponge or in some cases, a stiff wire brush, and a vacuum, the technician removes as much soot as possible. Often, this method removes the film, but for those situations where the residue remains deeply embedded in the surface, our technician uses alcohol to dissolve the soot by breaking it down into smaller particles. For the toughest soot, the technician might rely on a sander to remove the uppermost surface. Using a fine-grained sanding paper ensures that only the damaged area gets removed.

SERVPRO of New Hanover's experienced technicians help many of the residents in Wrightsville Beach, Castle Hayne, and Kure Beach reclaim their furniture from the effects of smoke damage. Call our 24-hour service line, (910) 762-8180, so we can help reduce the expenses related to your recovery after any size fire.

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Flood Damage Remediation Can Be Easy in Your Wilmington Home

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Remediation Can Be Easy in Your Wilmington Home Flood damage can take over a whole neighborhood within hours. Contact SERVPRO today for all remediation needs.

Making The Right Decisions When Dealing With Flood Damage In Wilmington

After experiencing a flood on your Wilmington property for the first time, a few things become quite clear. You have to make decisions fast and know whom to turn to for help. The longer you leave water sitting in your home, the harder time you have restoring the affected area.

The first thought on any homeowners mind after a flood is and should be, to get everyone involved in the event to safety. Once you tackle the immediate danger when dealing with flood damage in your Wilmington area home, you should shift your thoughts to contacting a licensed professional for help returning to your home after waters subside. Never enter your home after an emergency without a professional at your side.

Since emergencies never occur when we expect them to, it never hurts to become familiar with your local restoration experts beforehand. Locate a technician with proper Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in your area and make sure that they handle the type of restoration you consider your most significant threat. At SERVPRO, we handle a variety of emergencies, specializing in flood, storm, and mold-related issues.

You need to make sure that the company you pick has the right equipment, personnel, and resources available when you need them. SERVPRO has an entire staff and emergency response teams available at a moments notice, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Whether you suffer from flooding in your basement, laundry room, bathroom, or the entire structure, we can help.

Have questions and need answers? SERVPRO can give you the help you need. We answer questions about insurance, safety, planning, and all of our quality home restoration services, every day. It is essential as homeowners to learn everything you can and make informed decisions that fit your specific situation. Every concern you address at the beginning of your restoration allows us to build trust and provide excellent service.

SERVPRO of New Hanover is proud to provide quality restoration services throughout Leland, Wilmington, and Elizabethtown. Call to learn more about a specific problem or to start your flood damage restoration, today. We look forward to helping neighbors in our local community protect their investments.

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Why We Are The Leader In Wilmington Water Removal Services

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why We Are The Leader In Wilmington Water Removal Services Water damage in this Wilmington home started with a water supply line in the ceiling above bursting.

Skilled Water Removal and Desiccation Protects Floors and Wood Cabinetry in Wilmington Residences

Cleaning up after a dinner party in your Wilmington residence can overload your dishwasher. Leaving food still on plates, bowls, and serving platters leads to clogged drain lines, and the water inside has no other place to go. Adding extra detergent to clean up dirty dishes can also create similar effects. Water overflowing onto your floors happens with either situation.

The immediate area affected by water spewing out of your dishwasher can damage the floors and cabinets in your home, making water removal in Wilmington an immediate need. SERVPRO helps by getting everything cleaned up and dry again, helping keep your wood cabinets and floors in the kitchen from becoming damaged permanently. Our goal is to make everything “Like it never even happened” and as inexpensively as possible.

With water removal we are able to get up all the soapy water from the area with small-sized but powerful pumps that pull the water into our large tanks. These tanks, mounted on one of our Green Fleet's trucks, uses a motorized pump to suction the water up through the wands reaching underneath your refrigerator, inside cabinets, and even underneath those cabinets. Water removal in these areas helps prevent the effects of water on veneers and painted surfaces.

The same tubing used for the handheld extraction wands also works with our Injectidry mats, making it possible to continue drying the floors with localized heat and air currents. Increasing the rate of evaporation like this can keep floors from cupping, buckling, or splintering. Composite flooring that becomes saturated without drying almost always requires replacing because of the disintegration of individual tiles that occurs.

The ability to restore your house's structure before it becomes damaged to the point of requiring removal and replacement of expensive elements, which saves you from any unnecessary and significant expense, makes SERVPRO of New Hanover's services more valuable to you and other homeowners. However, we need you to partner with us as soon as an emergency develops by making that first call to (910) 762-8180. When your Leland, Kure Beach, or Elizabethtown home needs water removal, every second counts.

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Flood Damage In Your Wrightsville Beach Home Is No Match For Our Team Of Specialists

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage In Your Wrightsville Beach Home Is No Match For Our Team Of Specialists Our restoration services are thorough and can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

Handling Flood Damage In Wrightsville Beach Is Easier With A Professional Restoration Firm

High tide flooding is a common problem in areas close to beaches. If high tides coincide with coastal storms, the extent, and depth of flooding increase dramatically. Winds blowing towards land during such an event can push extra water inland, and rainfall could add water to the flood.

Due to rising sea levels, storms that did not cause serious impacts in the past can do so now, and the water can enter homes. If your home in Wrightsville Beach has flood damage, using water damage restoration services as early as you can is imperative. If water is left unattended for a lengthy period, moisture could seep in floors, furniture, walls, and appliances in your home, aggravating the problem even further. It is advisable to contact a professional restoration firm like SERVPRO for help. Our technicians can remove the water from your home safely and begin the drying process.

Our restoration specialists can clean up, repair, and restore your property quickly and efficiently. We have the training and advanced equipment required to remove flood water and harmful microorganisms like bacteria. We can work on different parts of your house simultaneously to complete the work quickly. We use equipment like submersible pumps to remove water that is more than two inches deep. If your home does not have large volumes of standing water, we can use shop vacs to extract it.

SERVPRO franchise professionals also use industrial grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out a flood-damaged structure effectively. Our technicians perform calculations to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers required to dry the affected areas. We ensure that the air moving equipment is not putting more moisture into the air than the dehumidification equipment is pulling out to ensure a balanced drying system.

Flooding can also cause mold growth and rusted pipes. We use moisture sensors to find the hidden flood damage problems and repair them during the restoration process. Our flood restoration services also include the replacement or repair of structural elements like ruined drywall and rotted wood.

If your home has flooded, SERVPRO of New Hanover can assist you to remove the water and dry out the affected areas. Call us at (910) 762-8180 for quick restoration. Our restoration services are thorough and can make the damage appear “Like it never even happened.”

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Professionals Talk About Remediating Grease Fire Damage in Wilmington

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Professionals Talk About Remediating Grease Fire Damage in Wilmington This shows time lapsed images of pouring water onto a grease fire. Always smother a grease fire.

What You Can Do When a Kitchen Grease Fire Causes Damage in Your Wilmington Home

Everybody uses their stove, but sometimes being ignorant of proper fire-safety can lead to fire damage happening inside of your kitchen. You should always smother grease fires. If a pot of grease catches fire, cut off oxygen by covering it with a lid, or use an extinguisher. However, you should never apply water to a grease fire, as it can cause the fire to turn very violent and spread the fire from your pan to your countertops and cupboards. 

Fortunately for your Wilmington home, the fire damage was contained to one section of your kitchen by your sprinkler system, which snuffed out the fire through the use of powder. Greasy soot from the fire has stained your stove, the wall behind it, the countertops, and the cupboards. Furthermore, your kitchen has an unpleasant odor that is associated with something burning. To remediate all of these damages and see your kitchen in its pre-burned state again, it is imperative for you to call for help immediately.  

When you call SERVPRO, we always make getting to you promptly a priority. As soon as you call and explain your problem, we begin to assemble a team of highly trained technicians. Very soon after your call, our technicians travel to your home, bringing specifically created supplies to remediate fire damage.  

Our SERVPRO techs clean off the impacted stove and countertops, removing any burnt material. From there, we empty your cupboard and carefully pack your glassware away for thorough cleaning. SERVPRO uses a custom-created cleaning solution designed specifically to combat smoke damage and soot. 

Our technicians also use a spray-and-wipe method repeatedly to remove the soot from the surfaces of your kitchen. Our formula is lubricative and lifts the grime away from the impacted surface. To combat the malodor, SERVPRO set up a carbon filtered air scrubber to pull the very particles from the air that cause the scent and trap them. By the end of the work, we hope to return your home to you in its preloss condition, free of any reminders of what occurred. 

If a mistake causes a fire inside of your home, never wait for help. Get in touch with SERVPRO of New Hanover by dialing (910) 762-8180. No matter the time, we're always ready to take your call.

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SERVPRO Provides Inspections, Assessments, and Mitigation for Flood Loss Situations in Wrightsville Beach

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Provides Inspections, Assessments, and Mitigation for Flood Loss Situations in Wrightsville Beach Wrightsville Beach Stormy Weather Problems? Call SERVPRO for Flooding Removal and Cleanup

Repairing the Minor Effects of Flood Damage Marring Your Wrightsville Beach Property

Puddles of rainwater on your Wrightsville Beach property's floor can indicate problems elsewhere. While you might not have yet found these places with similar damage, SERVPRO can help by first locating them and then mitigating the situation. Restoration of damaged areas helps return your house to its pre-incident condition and makes things safe again.
 
If such puddles for flooding happen after a rainstorm passing through Wrightsville Beach, flood damage may have started slowly and steadily progressed over a long period. We can help with such situations by locating the affected materials. Once we find damaged places in your property, we can discuss with you different options that can provide you with the best cost-effective results.
 
Flood damage never really goes away, even if it remained minor and remained undetected. Dry rotting of your house's wood frame, damage to drywall pieces, warping of wooden trim, peeling paint and wall borders, as well as wallpapered areas, hinges and metal handles that rust for no apparent reason can all happen after slight flood damage. Then there is the issue of contaminated water leaving behind unwanted, and unhealthy microbes and debris.
 
An open door or window, as well as a leaky porch roof, out-of-alignment gutters, and many other reasons, can push rainwater into your home. Each time it rains, the damage caused by this can worsen and spread. SERVPRO 's ability to track down the places affected this way can easily show us what needs to be repaired to prevent future storms from causing additional damage. Often, merely resealing around window casings can do the trick.
 
Our team can help you by finding currently undetected damage, mitigating such areas, and preventing it from happening again. We want your home to look “Like it never even happened” and remain so, long after we finish the job. Achieving this requires that we also do the work that prevents future intrusions of water, protecting your home from any additional instances of flood damage.
 
SERVPRO of New Hanover also helps mitigate and prevent flood damage in the communities of Kure Beach and Figure Eight Island. Call us at (910) 762-8180 to discuss how we can help you protect your home from this and other kinds of deterioration.

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Wrightsville Beach, Water Spillage and Damage, and Yeah for SERVPRO!

4/22/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Wrightsville Beach, Water Spillage and Damage, and Yeah for SERVPRO! SERVPRO Uses Advanced Equipment for Water Cleanup and Restoration in Wrightsville Beach

Water Damage Restoration for Your Wrightsville Beach House

One of the exceptional services that our technicians offer is emergency arrival times. We understand that water damage can occur at any time in your house. That is why we specialize in emergency restoration services to protect your property from further damages. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Every water damage restoration project in Wrightsville Beach is unique. The effort needed for each depends on a variety of factors including duration and extent of the lingering water. Once our SERVPRO experts arrive, they can start with the inspection this includes scoping out the restoration phases and equipment needed.

Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your home to assess the nature and extent of the damage. We use specialized tools and instruments to measure the moisture content in your house. Our team can poke or rest these tools on top of surfaces like floors, ceilings, and baseboards. Depending on the moisture readings, we can determine where to place the drying equipment once any residual water has been removed.

The longer the time from the discovery of spillage to the time we are requested to help, the higher the possibility of experiencing secondary damage. You do not want this to happen.

Our team removes any stagnant water from your home. We use advanced tools to suck water up from your room. Removing this water paves the way for the drying process. Our technicians use different types of air movers to aid in airflow circulation throughout the house. In a hardwood floor, our workers can use floor mats to draw water out. If need be, we can drill small holes in your drywall by the baseboards to facilitate the drying.

As a locally owned business, SERVPRO of New Hanover is strategically located to respond quickly to your water damage emergencies. We have the resources and technicians to help. Just call us at (910) 762-8180 for more information.

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Tips for Recovering From a Fire in Wilmington

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tips for Recovering From a Fire in Wilmington It doesn't take long for a small flame to grow into a large fire. Call SERVPRO for your fire damage restoration needs.

Restoring Your Home and Family Life after Fire Damage Occurs in Wilmington

Even small-sized fires can create disastrous results that continue to affect your house and family long after the incident. In addition to the rebuilding and restoration services we offer to the Wilmington community, we also have a few tips that could help your family feel better quickly.  

Various agencies in Wilmington help families whose homes have sustained fire damage, and SERVPRO puts you in contact with these helpful sources faster. We know that many of these places provide replacements for immediate needs like toiletries and other essentials while we work tirelessly to restore the personal belongings in your home. You need both present needs and treasured items to recover from a disaster involving fire damage quickly and thoroughly.  

When relatives know about an emergency, help from familiar, extended family members becomes possible while relieving anyone who heard about the fire through the news, neighbors, or from stopping by to visit, putting their minds at ease about your family's safety. Simple tasks like giving rides to after-school activities can take an enormous burden off your shoulders and keep your children's routines as normal as possible. The technicians at SERVPRO help keep you and your family updated on your property's restoration progress.  

Another call you should always make after any fire damage to your property happens is to your insurance adjuster's office. Explaining the situation can give them an idea of what else you should do to protect your property. They might ask for you to forward a copy of the fire department's report to their office to speed up the processing of your claim. Calling as soon as possible can mean the difference between finding shelter on your own or having someone help find suitable lodging, as well as provide you the funds for this as well as incidentals and meals. Because we work with so many of the insurance agencies in our area, we can help explain more complicated matters directly to the adjuster that might need clarification to help you settle claims in a more timely matter. Doing so can significantly diminish any stress your family might otherwise experience.  

While these calls do take some time and can seem tedious when you might still feel the shock of the fire's impact, the benefits your family gains are immeasurable. Making one of those first calls to

SERVPRO of New Hanover at (910) 762-8180 begins the assessment of the damage and the restoration work necessary. We can help you make things “Like it never even happened.” so your family can get back to how they remember them.

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How to Guide: Water Damage Remediation in Wilmington for Beginners

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Guide: Water Damage Remediation in Wilmington for Beginners When water damage and a mold infestation combine, the result can be wet and produce an odor. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation services.

Has Water Damage in Wilmington Left Mold in my Home?

Imagine that your beautiful Hanover home suddenly starts to smell. At first, it is only a whiff, but as the days go by it seems like the bathroom smells more and more of mildew. You visit your local home improvement store and attempt to mask the smell with deodorizers, but it continues to linger with no apparent cause. When you finally call a handyman to take a look, you discover that your bathtub has been leaking into your crawl space for quite a long time and you now need to seek professional help to address the situation.

When there is water damage to your home in Wilmington SERVPRO is here to help. Our crew is trained to handle your water removal needs not only when there are natural disasters, but also when regular wear and tear brings challenges into your home. Thankfully, we are available 24/7 to answer your call and start the restoration process as soon as possible to mitigate further damage.

Our SERVPRO team arrives ready to assess the situation and quantify just how much humidity is affecting the structure of your home. Our moisture meters and hygrometers help us monitor the situation as we place water extractors, dehumidifiers, and air handlers in your home to speed up the drying process. Once we restore the air quality and balance in your home, we tackle any remaining issues associated with the leak.

An important aspect of water damage and removal is monitoring the presence of mold in your home. Even though bacteria naturally exists all around us, it thrives wherever there is excess moisture. By using advanced technology, our SERVPRO team can detect the presence of mold and take action to remove it and preempt any future growth. Failure to curtail mold proliferation can cause significant complications to your home and health in the future.

SERVPRO of New Hanover is your ally whether a storm comes to our region, or your plumbing fails. By calling (910) 762-8180 you have access to our expert team of technicians, and we happily work with you until your home looks "Like it never even happened."

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