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What Fire Damage Restoration in Raleigh Businesses Involves

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

tech extension pole wiping off soot From a small Raleigh retail shop to an immense warehouse, SERVPRO provides rapid fire and smoke cleanup service to keep your business in business.

SERVPRO and Rapid Raleigh Fire Restoration

Fire creates many problems for Raleigh commercial establishments, including disrupting daily operations even with minimal physical damage. Therefore, fire damage restoration must address the changes in materials while resolving any issues that can interfere with work operations.

Evaluating the situation before taking any action to facilitate fire damage restoration in Raleigh properties is essential since it reveals the true extent of the loss. For example, it is only possible to distinguish whether a surface is charred or caked with residues after wiping with something like a cleaning sponge. SERVPRO prioritizes inspection because we believe it helps expedite the entire renovation exercise.

How inspection expedites restoration

  • Early identification of unsalvageable materials
  • Easing choice of restoration resources
  • Optimum planning of renovation tasks

The necessary actions are based on what the evaluation reveals and the unique situation at your establishment. The layout of the premises is part of the uniqueness. For a massive property such as a warehouse, access to elevated areas and vast surfaces to clean can complicate what would otherwise be a simple remediation process. Residues and soils from the combustion process also vary greatly, thus requiring specialized tools or cleaning agents.

Choosing fire restoration resources

Fires are accidental, so one has no choice in determining how they turn out. Mostly, they ignite from malfunctioning appliances, improperly stored wastes, or negligent actions such as leaving tools powered on when not in use. However, restoration is a matter of choice once the damage is done.

Typical choices to make include

  • Selecting access tools
  • Deciding where demolition is necessary
  • Deciding how to finish

Our SERVPRO crews are equipped with tools such as extension poles, ladders, or cherry pickers to handle tasks like cleaning high walls and ceilings. When dealing with fire damage, the last step is to refinish the affected areas to their preloss state. Some types of finishing influence fire restoration processes. For example, if walls need repainting, cleaning effort is minimal.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex facilitates thorough fire damage restoration. Call us at (919) 615 1160. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Simple Steps That Ease Water Mitigation in Cary Properties

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Skills and Water Restoration in Cary

Damage readily happens when pipes burst or house appliances malfunction. Repairs can be very costly and time-consuming. Mitigation can help limit the negative effects water intrusion triggers. However, completing water mitigation at your Cary home can be as challenging as doing repairs if the approach is inappropriate.

The most critical aspect of water mitigation in Cary properties is limiting the level of moisture contact with materials. Therefore, no matter how minor, any action qualifies as mitigation if it inhibits such exposure. SERVPRO focuses on strategies like repositioning materials, removing water, and manipulating airflow.

Some specific actions include:

  • Removing wet fabrics
  • Mopping and blotting
  • Tenting accessories like cushions
  • SERVPRO cleaning products

Even though fabrics are resilient against water damage since they dry fast, they can develop long-term issues if no action is taken after water intrusion. Stubborn or permanent staining is common because of running dyes or rust. Steps separating different fabrics, such as lifting drapes from carpeted areas or removing furniture standing on carpeted surfaces, are a viable defense against staining. Our SERVPRO technicians remove area rugs and pull up wet carpets where necessary.

Importance of Water Removal

Removing any water stagnating in the property helps limit the level of deterioration for exposed materials. It also minimizes moisture migration to other house parts initially unaffected by the leak.

Water removal methods include:

  • Extraction with wet vacuums
  • Wiping surfaces
  • Blowing dry air over wet areas

The chosen method depends on many factors, including the immediate mitigation goals, the amount of water involved, and the type of materials affected. An extractive process is essential for significant water volumes stagnating on surfaces, especially if the surface is porous. Carpeted floors require deep extraction equipment. On the other hand, you can wipe hard floor surfaces to dry. Our SERVPRO technicians also use air movers to boost water removal through evaporation.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex can significantly improve your water mitigation efforts with our vast wealth of knowledge. You can reach us at (919) 615 1160. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Essential Information About Flood Damage Loss in Raleigh

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

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Resources from SERVPRO Ease Raleigh Flood Restoration

Flooding is known for its devastating effects on homes. However, abiding by this general outlook can mislead you about the level of flood damage left at your Raleigh home. Consulting a professional to help with restoration creates an advantage since you can get accurate information about all the issues you face.

When an experienced team handles flood damage losses in Raleigh properties, decisions are based on technical information and inference from past restoration jobs. That way, fair judgment is possible, ensuring valuables are not disposed of unnecessarily or time wasted trying to save unsalvageable materials. Better information also helps SERVPRO complete the renovation faster.

Flooding characteristics

  • Flooding is invasive but not always terminal
  • The most outstanding issues may be easiest to handle
  • Widespread soiling is common

When flooding is severe, structural components like frames and wall panels cannot survive the immense physical strain and deterioration from exposure to significant moisture levels. However, since most flooding situations do not reach extreme levels, terminal structural damage does not always develop. What is highly likely is deep soiling since floodwaters sweep materials outside and deposit them inside properties. In contrast, dyes, resins, and other materials released from contents and structural areas internally stir soiling.

Flood damage patterns

Although disorganization is one of the outstanding characteristics of storm damage, some issues tend to recur in most incidents and can be regarded as flooding patterns. Some are visual, while others are hidden. For example, the level where rising water reaches is visible along wall surfaces, indicating where mitigation is required. Invisible issues include the deep contamination of porous materials that even a thorough cleanup cannot eliminate.

Factors influencing damage

  • Whether water is fast-moving or slow rising
  • The amount of water involved
  • The period property is submerged

Flood water exerts significant pressure on structures since even 6 inches of moving water can knock down a person. When the water is fast flowing, the pressure is extreme enough to knock down entire structures. The amount of water involved matters since it determines how deeply house sections are submerged.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex is fully equipped with information and tools to handle flood damage. Call us at (919) 615-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Essential Information About Flood Damage Loss in Raleigh

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Here to Help Poster raining SERVPRO is always here to help our Raleigh neighbors after storm damage.

Resources from SERVPRO Ease Raleigh Flood Restoration

Flooding is known for its devastating effects on homes. However, abiding by this general outlook can mislead you about the level of flood damage left at your Raleigh home. Consulting a professional to help with restoration creates an advantage since you can get accurate information about all the issues you face.

When an experienced team handles flood damage losses in Raleigh properties, decisions are based on technical information and inference from past restoration jobs. That way, fair judgment is possible, ensuring valuables are not disposed of unnecessarily or time wasted trying to save unsalvageable materials. Better information also helps SERVPRO complete the renovation faster.

Flooding characteristics

  • Flooding is invasive but not always terminal
  • The most outstanding issues may be easiest to handle
  • Widespread soiling is common

When flooding is severe, structural components like frames and wall panels cannot survive the immense physical strain and deterioration from exposure to significant moisture levels. However, since most flooding situations do not reach extreme levels, terminal structural damage does not always develop. What is highly likely is deep soiling since floodwaters sweep materials outside and deposit them inside properties. In contrast, dyes, resins, and other materials released from contents and structural areas internally stir soiling.

Flood damage patterns

Although disorganization is one of the outstanding characteristics of storm damage, some issues tend to recur in most incidents and can be regarded as flooding patterns. Some are visual, while others are hidden. For example, the level where rising water reaches is visible along wall surfaces, indicating where mitigation is required. Invisible issues include the deep contamination of porous materials that even a thorough cleanup cannot eliminate.

Factors influencing damage

  • Whether water is fast-moving or slow rising
  • The amount of water involved
  • The period property is submerged

Flood water exerts significant pressure on structures since even 6 inches of moving water can knock down a person. When the water is fast flowing, the pressure is extreme enough to knock down entire structures. The amount of water involved matters since it determines how deeply house sections are submerged.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex is fully equipped with information and tools to handle flood damage. Call us at (919) 615-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Essential Information About Flood Damage Loss in Raleigh

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

Here to Help Poster raining SERVPRO is always here to help our Raleigh neighbors after storm damage.

Resources from SERVPRO Ease Raleigh Flood Restoration

Flooding is known for its devastating effects on homes. However, abiding by this general outlook can mislead you about the level of flood damage left at your Raleigh home. Consulting a professional to help with restoration creates an advantage since you can get accurate information about all the issues you face.

When an experienced team handles flood damage losses in Raleigh properties, decisions are based on technical information and inference from past restoration jobs. That way, fair judgment is possible, ensuring valuables are not disposed of unnecessarily or time wasted trying to save unsalvageable materials. Better information also helps SERVPRO complete the renovation faster.

Flooding characteristics

  • Flooding is invasive but not always terminal
  • The most outstanding issues may be easiest to handle
  • Widespread soiling is common

When flooding is severe, structural components like frames and wall panels cannot survive the immense physical strain and deterioration from exposure to significant moisture levels. However, since most flooding situations do not reach extreme levels, terminal structural damage does not always develop. What is highly likely is deep soiling since floodwaters sweep materials outside and deposit them inside properties. In contrast, dyes, resins, and other materials released from contents and structural areas internally stir soiling.

Flood damage patterns

Although disorganization is one of the outstanding characteristics of storm damage, some issues tend to recur in most incidents and can be regarded as flooding patterns. Some are visual, while others are hidden. For example, the level where rising water reaches is visible along wall surfaces, indicating where mitigation is required. Invisible issues include the deep contamination of porous materials that even a thorough cleanup cannot eliminate.

Factors influencing damage

  • Whether water is fast-moving or slow rising
  • The amount of water involved
  • The period property is submerged

Flood water exerts significant pressure on structures since even 6 inches of moving water can knock down a person. When the water is fast flowing, the pressure is extreme enough to knock down entire structures. The amount of water involved matters since it determines how deeply house sections are submerged.

SERVPRO of Cary / Morrisville / Apex is fully equipped with information and tools to handle flood damage. Call us at (919) 615-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Safe and Effective Flood Damage Cleanup for Raleigh Properties

4/20/2022 (Permalink)

tech drying arena area We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, well-trained, and outfitted with cutting-edge equipment to salvage Raleigh properties following flood damage.

SERVPRO Offers Demolition and Rebuilding Services for Raleigh Homes Post Flooding

Home flood damage claims paid out by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) pay an average of $52,000. A Raleigh property with just one inch of floodwater inside may cause $25,000 worth of damage. Fortunately, there is a mitigation team that can assist when these disasters impact a home's comfort and safety.

Raleigh flood damage cleanup technicians at SERVPRO perform 24/7 cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding services for property owners after a flood. Having one firm provide comprehensive cleanup services while coordinating with homeowners and insurance adjusters can considerably streamline the claims filing process.

Controlled demolition saves structures and aids in drying

In many cases, flood damage impacts property to the degree that some materials may necessitate safe removal by trained technicians. Items like carpeting and mattresses, for example, cannot be guaranteed clean after mitigation and typically require disposal to keep property residents safe. Wet drywall can house mold, sewage, and other contaminants that affect structural materials. SERVPRO remediates these risks with controlled demolition practices.

  • Flood cuts several inches above the highest visible waterline on wet drywall allow technicians to thoroughly sanitize and dry wall cavities before installing new wall surfacing and repainting it. This practice can save insulation, electrical wiring, and even plumbing from potential damage
  • Carpet and flooring removal provides technicians with access to subfloors and home foundations, which can prevent warping, cracking, and mold growth that might impact a property's structural integrity
  • Careful demolition of wet ceiling cavities allows technicians access to these areas for remediation and drying and typically does not entail full removal of the ceiling drywall

Residents can call SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex at (919) 615-1160. After disaster strikes, the team can return impacted homes to a "Like it never even happened," state.

Heavy-Duty SERVPRO Fire Restoration for Cary Kitchens

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

dry ice pellets on cloth SERVPRO uses dry ice blasting and ultrasonic tank submersions to remove soot from fire damaged belongings in Cary, "Like it never even happened."

Char and Soot Removal for Fire-Damaged Cary Properties

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data indicates that 26 percent of reported fires across the United States were home structure fires between 2015 and 2019. Fire departments around the country responded to an average of 346,800 of these residential fires each year. Even small-scale fires, like kitchen flare-ups, can impart hard-to-clean odors and residues in Cary homes.

SERVPRO fire restoration services in Cary respond to small and large-scale disasters alike. Technicians focus on remediating stains and odors and returning property to a clean, pre-damage state. This firm also performs rebuilding services for structures heavily impacted by fire damage.

Addressing heavy damages after a kitchen fire

Even small fires can leave heavy char and debris that require more extensive cleanup. Fortunately, SERVPRO has cleanup strategies that cover more in-depth cleaning needs for various soot-affected surfaces. In a kitchen fire, for example, technicians may:

  • Use abrasion blasting to provide effective char removal with minimal effect on the material. Some blast media, like soda ash and dry ice, can also mitigate odors to a degree
  • Perform manual cleanup of unfinished wall framing with scrapers and wire brushes to remove char
  • Deploy immersion cleaning solutions, like alkaline cleaners or ultrasonic cleaning to remove soot particles from heavily soiled items. Ultrasonic cleaning is especially effective for more delicate items like dishware, glassware, and chandeliers
  • Use dry cleaning sponges and gentle manual agitation to dislodge loose, dry soot soils before remediating more challenging stains. Technicians use HEPA-filter vacuums to collect soot particles. Air scrubbers and containment measures can prevent soot and odor-causing particles from traveling to other rooms during restoration

SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex wants homeowners to know that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can be reached at (919) 615-1160.

Preventing Raleigh Home Damage with Mold Remediation

4/1/2022 (Permalink)

mold in attic roofing Moisture encourages mold growth in damp, hot Raleigh attics. SERVPRO can remediate the damage, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Tools Thoroughly Clean Mold-Damaged Raleigh Homes

Mold is one of the most common residential disaster concerns. Some estimates put the number of homes affected by these microbes at 70 percent. So long as a home harbors a humid space with adequate temperatures and ample organic material, mold can continue to thrive and potentially create health effects for property occupants.

SERVPRO mold remediation services halt Raleigh home mold concerns with 24-hour availability and effective mitigation tools operated by trained technicians. SERVPRO-certified professionals follow Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) best practices for handling residential mold concerns.

SERVPRO's repertoire of mold remediation tools

One of the key elements to successfully remediating mold in a given home, especially in hard-to-reach areas like wall and ceiling cavities, is having the right tools. SERVPRO professionals can:

  • Remove unsalvageable debris and dry spore clusters with personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Use duct, window, and doorway-sealing procedures to minimize the potential for mold to spread to other rooms. HEPA-filter air scrubbers can also be used to reduce local air pressure, making it more difficult for spores to become airborne and migrate to other areas of the home
  • Remediate relative humidity and moisture on surfaces with extraction equipment, including carpet wands and truck-mounted units. Air movers and dehumidifiers work together after extraction finishes to dry the space. Mold growth is effectively halted when moisture levels are kept below 40 to 50 percent.
  • Perform odor control for surfaces after mold spores have been remediated to pre-contamination levels with the help of ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, which use water- and solvent-based solutions to remediate mold-related odors at the particle level.

Homeowners can call (919) 615-1160 for assistance from SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and can respond 24 hours a day.

Smoke Damage Can Impact a Raleigh Office Building

3/17/2022 (Permalink)

flames on laptop and phone in office Raleigh offices rely on SERVPRO to mitigate fire and smoke damage in their buildings

Fire and smoke damage happens in many ways for Raleigh businesses

Because of how many ways a fire can occur in businesses and commercial properties, it is important to recognize how these events can impact the structure. Fire and smoke damage both spread quickly after extinguishing the blaze, making it critical to have experienced professionals get started with mitigation as soon as possible to prevent greater harm to the structure.

Air Quality Threats

One of the first ways fire and smoke in Raleigh businesses can damage the structure is by compromising the environment. Circulating soot and smoke solids are carcinogenic and hazardous to the health of those exposed, making it vital to begin air filtration efforts early. We have several HEPA products to trap and contain particles and microbes after a fire, improving indoor air quality.

Soot and Smoke Residues

Soot residues and smoke solids present challenging obstacles as well. We can evaluate what materials have become impacted by soils and residue deposits. By removing loose debris with vacuums and mechanical actions, we can often eliminate soot and smoke damage on the surface without ruining the underlying substrates. When the material is too heavily damaged, controlled demolition might be required.

Harsh Odors in Open Areas

Odors are another way that smoke can damage an office building. Malodors make comfortable working conditions impossible, so we determine early what tools and deodorization products are needed to help and eliminate offensive smells. We must also address materials likely to absorb smoke odors like:

  • Drywall
  • Carpeting
  • Wood construction materials
  • Ceiling tiles

Fires are a violent and destructive situation for businesses and can sweep through office buildings fast. We appreciate the urgency of mitigation and restoration of these disasters, so our SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex team works fast to get qualified professionals to your doorstep to help. Our experienced and certified team is available 24/7 at (919) 615-1160. 

Removing the Signs of Flooding in Cary Homes

3/9/2022 (Permalink)

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Storm damage restoration can be challenging when flooding results in Cary properties

Storms can impact homes in several ways, beginning with structural damage that allows for water penetration. Regardless of how a home might be damaged by intruding water, it is critical to start early mitigation stages to overcome flood damage as rapidly as possible. We have powerful extraction and drying approaches to complete this process.

Standing Water Concerns

An important element of storm damage restoration for Cary properties is removing standing water after flooding. Substantial storm systems produce enough water to flood homes, and this intruding water can overwhelm the property and spread quickly to several rooms. We use powerful extractors capable of removing both water and debris to manage multiple concerns simultaneously.

Solids and Debris

One of the services we can provide after flood loss in your home is the removal of debris and solids from the floors. Standing water events bring in solids and matter, which can overwhelm the structure in the early stages. Beyond removing standing water, we must also address the issue of debris through muck-out cleaning and restoration services. Some threats to the home include:

  • Insects
  • Mud
  • Silt
  • Solids
  • Decaying matter

Potential Contaminants for the Property

Contamination is a considerable concern for structures after flooding, as natural disasters such as these can introduce pathogenic microbes and biohazard substances into the environment. From sewage backup out of drainage pipes to decaying matter entering the property, you must thoroughly clean services and affected contents to prevent the spread of health hazards.

Flooding can be a heavily destructive event for your home or business. Despite how quickly this can overwhelm a structure, our SERVPRO of South Cary / Apex team has multiple professionals ready to mobilize quickly to help when disasters strike. We prioritize the mitigation of flood loss events using powerful extractors and vacuums. We also have capable professionals to overcome potential contaminants "Like it never even happened." Call today at (919) 615-1160.