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When It Comes To Restoring Your Water Damaged Sanford Business, You Need Help From The Professionals At SERVPRO!

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When It Comes To Restoring Your Water Damaged Sanford Business, You Need Help From The Professionals At SERVPRO! Our goal at SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties is to help every business in our area reopen to customers with a clean, healthy environment.

Commercial Water Cleanup Actions For Sanford Businesses

In a small, unincorporated area like Sanford, every business is vital to the community. Here, the General Store is a community hub for residents just like they were for hundreds of small towns across the county only a few decades ago. If the owner has to close the doors due to water from a failing freezer case or a broken inlet pipe, everyone can suffer.

At SERVPRO, we know that rapid water cleanup is vital to the Sanford area. Our cleanup and restoration teams can move in quickly to remove the water, dry the facility, and take care of other issues created by the flooding.

To start the process, team members turn off water to the source of the problem and bring in commercial grade pumps to remove the standing water from inside the structure. Depending on the amount of the water on the floor, personnel can draw off this majority of the water in only a day or day. To complete removal, team members use extraction wands to draw off the remaining amount and then use long-handled squeegees to push the last traces of it out the nearest exit.

If the water source is the result of a minor issue, SERVPRO technicians can fix it. That includes split water hoses, some pipes, and replacing a broken toilet. If there is a major problem, our team leader always recommends bringing in a licensed contractor to perform the repairs.

With a variety of display racks, freezer units, and other equipment to dry, additional team members begin the cleaning and drying process as others remove water. Most of these items are metal, so there is no concern about paint or finishes leeching onto the floor, staining it. Specialists can wipe down these surfaces with dry sponges and perhaps only a mild detergent or another cleaning agent.

If the flooding caused equipment to fail, then there is an issue with melted and spoiled food. Cleanup is fairly easy, but then team members need to clean the floor and inside of affected cases with a strong cleaning agent to eliminate any health threat.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties is to help every business in our area reopen to customers with a clean, healthy environment. If your business flooded recently or not so recently, call us at (919) 533-6776 to schedule an appointment with one of our inspectors or have a team arrive to begin the cleanup and restoration process. We're here to help you support your customers.

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How Sump Pump Failure Causes Water Damage in Pittsboro Basements

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Sump Pump Failure Causes Water Damage in Pittsboro Basements SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties is ready to restore your home after a water loss incident.

Sump Pump Failure Can Allow Flooding in Pittsboro Basements

Basements and crawlspaces are common elements to both older and modern Pittsboro homes. While these areas are perpetually affected by underground moisture and groundwater, many homeowners have taken to the installation of sump pumps instead of more costly and unguaranteed drainage networks to pull water away from these areas of the property. However, when these sump pumps fail to do their job, the resulting flood could quickly damage structural elements of your house.

While sump pumps often excessively work when posed with potential flood damages for your Pittsboro home, many of these diversion devices serve to constantly keep moisture and rising groundwater threats at bay when flooding conditions are not present. When the pump fails, water can entirely submerge the equipment on its path to the floor of the basement or the ground’s surface to begin wicking up structural materials and creating a moist and damp environment to face.

The SERVPRO Franchise professionals that we dispatch to your home amid a potential emergency like this have the equipment and expertise to begin working on restoring the water damage immediately. While many homeowners might want the equipment replaced as promptly as possible, allowing water damage to persist can open the door to even more detrimental conditions such as mold growth and possible biohazards.

Once the waters have gotten extracted and the affected materials dried as much as possible, our SERVPRO Franchise professionals must look at removing your old sump pump and replacing it with new equipment. This pump protects the house from perpetual flooding and damp conditions, so allowing this steady flow of water far from the structural elements of your home can be more cost effective and ultimately less short-sighted than digging up the property to run drainage lines elsewhere.

Your sump pump in the basement or crawlspace of your home can help to remove pooling water from underneath your house, but only so long as the equipment continues to work. When it malfunctions, you need the fast response and reliable skills of our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties technicians. Give us a call anytime at (919) 533-6776.

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Call The Experts To Restore Your Pittsboro Home After A Fire

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call The Experts To Restore Your Pittsboro Home After A Fire Our experts can remove smoke residue from your home after a fire.

Inspection and Cleaning Of Ventilation Systems after a Fire Damage Event in Pittsboro


After a fire damage incident, a cleanup process is undoubtedly inevitable. Among the places that our technicians inspect is the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning systems (HVAC). If not cleaned, the system can spread air with soot within the structure. Before we determine whether it is necessary to clean your HVAC system, we conduct tests on the system to look out for smoke residues. However, cleaning your ventilation system is determined by the extent of the fire. Cleaning for moderate to massive smoke damages on your Pittsboro property.

Our fire damage cleaning services in Pittsboro ensure that the smoke residues in your structure after restoration. The inspection process is conducted through questions like: was the fire damage near the HVAC vents or furnace unit? Did the smoke enter the supply or return side of the system? How long did the fire take? Was the system's blower operational during the time of the fire? Even with the blower not being operational, we must conduct inspections since the air pressure created by the fire may force residues into the system.

Cleaning the duct system in some portions may not be possible. For that reason, our SERVPRO experts conduct duct sealing. The steps we adopt in cleaning the duct include: removing and cleaning the ventilation registers and air intakes. Removing the air handling filter and replacing it. Vacuuming the dust and soot from the open surfaces is also an option. Washing all accessible interior surfaces using a disinfectant. Inspecting the mechanical components and cleaning them. We can also reinstall outlet and inlet covers after the cleanup process.

SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties goes a long way towards ensuring that your entire ventilation system is refurbished to eliminate smoke residues. Call (919) 533-6776 to work with our highly experienced technicians.

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SERVPRO, Water Loss in Pittsboro, and a Reliable Partner

1/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO, Water Loss in Pittsboro, and a Reliable Partner SERVPRO Removes Water and Restores Losses in Pittsboro

A Quick Guide to Water Cleanup in Pittsboro

Imagine getting a call from a neighbor regarding your winter home in North Carolina only to find out that water has seeped into your home and you are miles away from the problem. Regardless of what the culprit is, a broken pipe, a faulty window or another structural issue, you must react quickly to avoid further damage and to return your home to its preloss condition as quickly as possible. Knowing whom to call in case of emergency is key in keeping damage to a minimum.
 
Water cleanup in Pittsboro can be entrusted to our SERVPRO technicians who have been trained to act quickly and effectively to mitigate damage caused by water sources to your home. Our ability to respond to emergency calls 24/7 gives great peace of mind to our clients, even when they are miles away from home. Our thoroughly trained technicians jump into action as soon as the call is received and they report to your property prepared to address the immediate need for water extraction all while protecting and safeguarding the structure and contents of your home.
 
Even though our SERVPRO team arrives with the latest equipment for water cleanup, it is not only our technical training and technology that sets us apart. When homeowners contact our staff, they can be assured that we will be a resource every step of the way, including any necessary documentation required by insurance companies. They can also be assured that we will be deliberate in the techniques we use during the water cleanup and drying process. Through experience, we know that the process for drying a solid oak table is not the same process to be used for drying other pieces of furniture. Knowing the difference can be crucial in preventing the proliferation of bacteria that can happen should unnecessary moisture remain in your property.
 
If you are far away when a disaster happens, having a professional adviser available can be of great value. Our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties office is equipped to respond to emergency calls at all times, and our teams are standing by ready to act in case of an emergency. We can be reached at (919) 533-6776 at all times so your home receives the quick attention you are expecting.

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When Water Damages Your Pittsboro Restaurant Call Our Team

1/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When Water Damages Your Pittsboro Restaurant Call Our Team Resulting water damages from roof weaknesses above your restaurant can immediately thwart your ability to serve your customers.

Roof Weakness Can Allow Water Damage In A Pittsboro Restaurant

For all of the severe weather systems that Pittsboro and its surrounding areas can expect to see throughout the year, finding the right professional restoration team that can help resolve damaging situations quickly is critical to keeping a business going. With the traffic to your restaurant, you need to make sure that structural concerns get repaired immediately to prevent worse conditions like water damage and flooding that can often result from roof erosion.

Resulting water damages from roof weaknesses above your restaurant can immediately thwart your ability to serve your customers and require professional restoration before you can return to serving your customers. Our SERVPRO team understands the severity of the situation and can work quickly to ensure that your doors do not stay closed any longer than is necessary to restore the property to its original condition and resolve the threat of persisting water damage in Pittsboro.

Our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your restaurant quickly to begin our assessment of the damage and start the process of drying out the damaged elements saturated by the penetrating water. In these situations, we can do emergency board up services to allow our technicians the opportunity to tidy up the mess and begin drying out the area without the threat of further elemental damages.

Our contracting division can work to fully repair the damage to the roof caused by the storm to prevent moisture penetration into the building while the restoration team continues work to clean up and recover damaged contents and remove saturated materials from the restaurant. Upon completion of any necessary demolition, our contracting specialists can reconstruct the formerly damaged portions of the property with new materials to make the situation “Like it never even happened.”

Roof damages and degradation over time can allow water penetration to occur. Restoring these effects promptly can prevent significant damages to the building and long spans where you cannot serve the customers of the community. Call our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties rapid response team today at (919) 533-6776.

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How a Storm Can Cause Pittsboro's Sewer System to Overflow

12/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How a Storm Can Cause Pittsboro's Sewer System to Overflow Flood waters contain contaminants and bacteria. Avoid contact with flood water.

Plumbing systems in this community date all the way back to the 1950s. In the advent of heavy rainfall, these systems can back-up causing road overflows with water that contains raw sewage or other pathogens. Unfortunately, these events can cause damage to your property, posing significant risks to your health and well-being. Professional mitigation is the only way to be sure of bringing your property back to preloss conditions.

The difficulty with flood damage in Pittsboro properties is down to the pathogens that the water picks up en route. These can range from animal carcasses to raw sewage or even herbicides and pesticides in rural areas. We commonly refer to this type of contamination as Black Water. SERVPRO has developed specific procedures to help our community remove Black Water entirely and make it "Like it never even happened."

Our first advice to all homeowners is to avoid all contact with flood water. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certificate holders and have extensive training in how to safely remediate Black Water. It is imperative that you trust us by allowing us to take care of your possessions and property.

Our fully submersible gas-powered pumps and truck mounted water extraction units can remove standing water fast. Once the removal of excess water is complete, we are ready to begin restoring your home. SERVPRO work with a restore over replace mentality although we may need to remove and dispose of drywall that comes into contact with contaminated water. Doing so is the only way to ensure your health and safety.

Restoring your possessions may require advanced, and expensive equipment. Calling SERVPRO, a company with access to national resources, could help you to restore heavily soiled fabrics. We own external cleaning facilities that house industrial Esporta washing machines as well as Ultrasonic cleaning equipment. We can restore many of your possessions to preloss conditions by utilizing a pack-out procedure and sending items to these facilities.

Black Water can cause widespread damage and needs professional remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties at (919) 533-6776 now.  

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Ultimate Solution for a Pittsboro Home Mold Infestation

12/16/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Ultimate Solution for a Pittsboro Home Mold Infestation A mold infestation can flare up quickly and spread like wildfire. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and remediate the damage.

Does Mold Harm Your Pittsboro Home?

Many Pittsboro homeowners are misinformed about the risks of allowing certain conditions to persist within a property. Situations like microbial growth can threaten the structural integrity of your home’s construction materials and pose potential risks to the health of the property’s occupants. Moreover, many of these same misinformed homeowners believe that the situation is not threatening or that it goes away on its own if allowed to run its course. Unfortunately, none of these are true.

The reason that many homeowners become misinformed about the threats of fungal growth is that few understand the work that mold remediation technicians in Pittsboro do and the destructive force that mold colonies become. Our SERVPRO applied microbial remediation technicians undergo significant training to obtain their IICRC-certifications to be leading specialists in mold removal, remediation, and damage restoration. We offer effective solutions for homes threatened by mold growth, and this begins with our commitment to respond quickly to the problem.

With the speed in which mold colonies can spread and thrive, having a team of professionals available at a moment’s notice is critical to preserving affected elements of your home from the destructive nature of this spreading organism. As the colony moves through the affected area, it erodes and degrades materials like drywall. Our 24-hour response to these situations allows our SERVPRO technicians to set up advanced equipment like our air scrubbers or negative air chambers to significantly slow or stop the spread of active mold spores throughout the property so that removal efforts can be effective.

A reason that our franchise is a wise choice for these circumstances is our advanced equipment designed to make the entire remediation process more efficient. Our commitment to our customers is to limit the impact we have on their life, and that begins with machines and tools that can get the job done quickly.

Understanding that mold is a serious occurrence within your home can help you to see the benefits of professionals who are continually trained to be the top remediation specialists available. Give our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties rapid response team a call today at (919) 533-6776.

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SERVPRO Provides Expertise Fire Loss Recovery to Pittsboro Property Owners

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Provides Expertise Fire Loss Recovery to Pittsboro Property Owners SERVPRO Advice: Pittsboro Cooks--Be Observant to Prevent Kitchen Mishaps and Fires

Recovering Your Pittsboro Kitchen After A Fire

Disasters that occur within your Pittsboro home’s kitchen offer some challenging hurdles to overcome for a homeowner. From the soot and smoke damage that can permeate the air, the construction elements, and the contents of the room to structural concerns from intense exposure, there are many effects from the incident that must get addressed to return a property to preloss condition.

Returning to your home once fire extinguishment has completed gives you the first look at the fire damage to your Pittsboro property and the lengths necessary to recover it. From this point, you might consider calling your insurance company. Moreover, then contact our SERVPRO response team. We have highly-trained technicians with the knowledge to assess the integrity of the structure, photograph the incident, catalog the damages and record losses. This documentation is a requirement of your insurance provider to approve a damage claim on the property, so this speeds that process along. You will rarely find that the cost to restore the incident is not worth filing a claim over. Our estimator or project manager can interface with you and your insurance adjuster to expedite the recovery and remain within a given budget.

Our SERVPRO professionals set out to take care of the structural concerns right away, which often have affected the cabinetry, flooring, ceiling, and walls of the room. We can use controlled demolition techniques to prepare the room for rebuilding to follow, removing only the damaged portions to limit the amount of time reconstruction takes.

Removing the smoke and soot damages often means contending with residue matted to surfaces and contents throughout the affected area. Premier cleaning solutions with advanced equipment and industrial-grade solvents help to break this buildup loose and prevent staining of surfaces otherwise unaffected by the fire.

Cleaning the atmosphere also helps to make the restoration process more efficient and safer for our technicians on-site. We can utilize equipment such as hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to clean the environment of particulates, debris, smoke damage, mold spores, and other potential threats.

Fire damage is something that homeowners should not face on their own. With our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties experienced fire restoration technicians, we can get you back into your house quickly. Give us a call anytime at (919) 533-6776.

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Pittsboro Properties Can Benefit from SERVPRO's Rapid Water Removal Efforts

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pittsboro Properties Can Benefit from SERVPRO's Rapid Water Removal Efforts SERVPRO Says to Pittsboro Homeowners--Make Sure You Have a Shut-Off Valve to Mitigate Water Damage

Lacking a Shut-Off Valve Can Cause Severe Water Damage in Pittsboro Homes

Older Pittsboro homes may not always have the modern conveniences in areas like plumbing and construction to help keep them protected in case something goes wrong. For example, many older homes got constructed without the installation of a shut off valve inside of the house to prevent flow from the main water line outside through the water meter and into the plumbing network. Should something occur that ruptures or damages any portion of this plumbing line, you then have to wait until workers can arrive to shut off the flow through the meter itself to prevent more water from spilling into your house.

While it might be simple to suggest that you should have a shut-off valve installed in your Pittsboro home to help prevent water loss, many homeowners do not realize this fact until disaster strikes. With no time to react to the situation, the best solution is to contact our SERVPRO rapid response team to get our Green Fleet rolling out to your address. We have the advanced equipment to help dry up the damage and to make minor repairs to the plumbing network as well, which can help to preserve construction elements within your home from requiring replacement.

The faster that our IICRC certified technicians can arrive at an emergency like this, the easier it becomes to mitigate the damage that has occurred within the structure. Regardless of the severity of the problem, waiting too long for water removal and restoration work can allow for secondary effects like mold growth to begin. This situation of intrusive water requires industry-leading equipment and techniques to reduce the damages. We strive always to restore and not replace whenever possible.

We have truck-mounted pumps in our SERVPRO Green Fleet to rapidly extract water from affected areas of your home. We can combine the efforts of our air movers that force moisture into the air and our dehumidifiers which pull that vapor out of the environment, for fast drying efforts to protect your home.

Our SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties rapid response team is available 24/7 for any emergency that your home faces. We have the advanced equipment and highly-trained technicians to make a difference quickly. Give us a call anytime at (919) 533-6776.

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