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Are You in Raleigh and Want to Learn More about Yoga?

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Yoga at sunset Enjoy a drink with others in the community and get involved with Yoga, while SERVPRO completes mold remediation in your business property.

Come to Clouds Brewing in Raleigh for “Plank n’ Drank Yoga.”

Yoga is increasingly becoming a trendy physical fitness and relaxation activity.  This is especially true among Raleigh’s young, fitness-minded professionals.  With all this in mind, Clouds Brewing is proud to offer “Plank n’ Drank Yoga,” an activity that offers locals the opportunity to learn about exciting yoga poses like the Adho Mukho Svanasana, Bhujangasana, and Tadasana. After class, to further facilitate relaxation, attendees can have an adult beverage of their choice.  This activity takes place every Sunday, through January 24th, 2021, from 12-to-1 PM.  The $10 admission fee covers the one-hour yoga class, plus your choice of one of the following drink options:

Beer Pint

Beermosa

Mimosa

Modern hectic lifestyles are often quite stressful.  They are made even more so by the everyday maintenance issues associated with owning a business.  SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest understands well how business-related issues can impact your state of mind and is ready to help.  So, if you ever need assistance with mold removal and related repairs, call us at (919) 790-1222.

Get in the Holiday Spirit with a North Hills Light Show.

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Raleigh Logo We look forward to seeing the community at the very first “Lights of North Hills” Holiday Light Display.

Come Watch the First-Ever “Lights of North Hills” Holiday Light Display.

Residents and visitors to the Raleigh area often enjoy its numerous festive seasonal events. One new event this year takes place in a community near downtown. The inaugural “Lights of North Hills” holiday light show begins on Friday, December 4th, and runs through Friday, December 11th. The thirty-minute show commences every half hour starting at 6 PM, with the final show beginning at 10 PM. Before coming, it is important to note the following details:



No pre-registration is required, and admission is free.

This event takes place in The Commons, an outdoor park area in North Hills’ Main District.

Parking is available in the Main District Garage.

It is expected that you wear a mask and practice social distancing while in attendance.

SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest, your neighborhood fire damage restoration service, is proud to announce this show. We also would like to remind you to always remain vigilant against potential fire-related accidents. If you ever do experience one, remember that we are always here to help. Call us anytime at (919) 790-1222 for assistance.



Raleigh Area Homes Face Potential Water Damage from Many Different Sources

11/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicle parked by tree When you experience water damage in your property. Call the experts at SERVPRO right away.

Various Types of Leaks Could Turn Your Raleigh Home into a Water-Damaged Mess

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has experienced a population boom and undergone rapid development. This is especially true of the state’s Research Triangle region, located roughly within conceptual lines connecting Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Specifically, the zone received its interesting geometric title due to the imaginary triangle formed by the area’s three major universities and the research park located within the polygon’s confines. Research Triangle Park, created in 1959, is the largest research park in the United States with over 300 companies that, in total, employ an estimated 65,000 people. The park is a hotbed of high-tech research and development, and the area it is in shares some similarities with San Francisco’s Silicon Valley region.      

Why So Many People are Making Raleigh Their New Home

The Research Triangle, in recent years, has become a popular place to relocate to for many reasons. These involve everything from enhanced educational and employment opportunities to greater access to recreational resources. Some of the varied specific reasons more people are choosing to call the Triangle home are:



It offers them more employment opportunities in diverse, high-paying professional fields.

The area gives them easy access to the educational resources of top-rated private and public universities, including those of Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and relatively nearby Wake Forest University.

It provides residents with more socializing and shopping options, as well as greater access to high-quality medical services since it is located in a major population center that is relatively close to substantial cities like Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte.

The region’s climate tends to be much more pleasant and moderate than those in other parts of the country; the Triangle has a good sunny-to-rainy day ratio, is not too arid or wet, does not usually suffer the excessive heat of the Deep South, nor the unbearable cold of the North, and rarely experiences heavy snowfalls.

Residents are within close reach of multiple diverse recreational resources, including the Great Smoky Mountains to the West, the Outer Banks to the East, and various parks, lakes, and waterways in North Carolina’s interior.    

The Triangle is near the midway point between New York City and Miami, making it convenient for those with connections to both cities.



As you can clearly see, it is no wonder why so many people have been migrating to Raleigh and its environs over the past half-century or so.

Problems the Population Boom and Rapid Development Have Caused

While population increases and development in the Raleigh-Durham area have fueled its economic growth and raised its standard of living, they have also led to various problems. These issues, which affect both the region in general and certain unfortunate homeowners individually, include:



Substantial rises in rates of crime and other related urban problems

Increased traffic congestion on local roadways

More air and waterway pollution

The growth of unsightly urban and suburban sprawl

Excessive losses of farms and woodlands

More rapidly built, poorly constructed housing.



As the Research Triangle’s population has grown, the region has increasingly experienced urban issues like elevated rates of murder and other violent crimes. Also, due to the ever-increasing demand for housing, homelessness has quickly become a concern as local residential options are becoming too expensive for some to afford. Moreover, the area’s convenience and picturesque natural beauty have been severely reduced by increased traffic and pollution, the rampant spread of development, and the steady disappearance of natural environments.

Troubles Associated with Shoddily Constructed Housing

Oftentimes, trendy boomtowns suffer from a “Gold Rush” mentality. Such a mindset drives unscrupulous profiteers to rush into an area to exploit those seeking to live and earn their fortunes there. Some Triangle area homebuilders are, in fact, profiteers that show little concern for constructing well-built homes and are only concerned with making a fast buck. As a result, there are more than a few local homes that may suffer from the following problems:



Poorly constructed, leaky roofs.

Ineffectively planned drainage systems

Areas around openings, like door frames and windows that are improperly sealed

Poorly designed or sealed appliance connectors.

Improperly designed or assembled pipe networks.



Anyone of these potentially hidden issues could make your residence a money pit susceptible to expensive water damage. So, remember to have properties professionally inspected before purchasing them.  

With all that said, your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest are experts at successfully remediating water damage. In fact, we are one of the most highly rated water damage restoration companies in the Research Triangle region. So, if you ever experience the hardships associated with a water-related event, do not hesitate to call us at (919) 790-1222 for assistance.      

As a Raleigh Area Resident, How Can SERVPRO Help Me?    

SERVPRO offers numerous services beneficial to residents of Raleigh and the surrounding communities. These offerings include professional inspections for those looking to purchase homes or find suspected water leaks and related damage. Of course, we are also able to help homeowners overcome the effects of water leaks and standing water in various ways. As a local that is either planning to buy a home or is already a homeowner, our skilled technicians can do the following things for you:

Perform a thorough home inspection, using moisture sensors/meters, Thermo hygrometers, and infrared cameras to identify potential or current water-related issues

Remove standing water from your residence with wet vacs and powerful extractors

Thoroughly dry your home with air movers, dehumidifiers, and sophisticated Injectidry systems.

Treat water-impacted surfaces with antimicrobial and deodorant-spraying foggers.

Completely rebuild all destroyed parts of your residence.

Our efforts generally help you avoid buying troublesome properties or recover from water damage you have suffered.

As one of the most experienced water damage restoration companies in Raleigh, SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest can handle almost any water-related issue. So, if you ever need help with one, contact us at (919) 790-1222.

See the Many Things that Raleigh has to Offer

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicle on road We always enjoy the First Friday events - whether virtual or in person. Looking forward to participating with you!

Raleigh Locals and Visitors Can Have Fun at the First Friday Event

Raleigh, NC, hosts many events yearly, including enriching events for visitors. The city has the most music in North Carolina, a professional sports scene, hopping collegiate, and many accolade-worthy, homegrown cultural and culinary festivities pioneered by passionate and smart locals.

One of the events you can participate in on November 6, 2020, is First Friday. This event takes place on the first Friday of every month at different locations throughout downtown Raleigh. During this event, studios and art galleries are open late with rotating artist talks and exhibits. Exhibitors feature music, artists, and special offers. Retailers offer refreshments and deals. Restaurants provide specials. Therefore, there is somewhere and something for everyone. The other activities to enjoy on First-Friday include:

  • Photography and videos from local entertainers and artists
  • Sculpture demonstration
  • Digital photography

SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest welcomes you to First Friday and is ready to serve you if you need fire and smoke restoration in your Raleigh residence. Call us at (919) 790-1222 for prompt and effective fire damage restoration.

Why DIY Water Extraction Efforts in Raleigh are Not Enough

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

white pipe leaking water under a sink Water damage can occur in your house without you even knowing. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services in your home.

SERVPRO Utilizes Powerful Water Extraction Tools to Ensure All Standing Water Gets Removed from Your Raleigh Property

Whether you recently had a flood, a water pipe broke, or encountered an appliance failure, extracting water as soon as possible is vital. Failing to begin extraction right away allows the water to migrate into dry spaces and your interior and structural materials are subject to the onset of secondary damage.

What Does Extraction Entail?

Water extraction in Raleigh can involve powerful equipment like pumps and truck-mounted extractors to pull up as much water as possible, as fast as possible. Even if you have a shop-vac on-hand that can handle water removal, skilled SERVPRO technicians can get the job done much quicker and achieve better results with:

  • Submersible pumps are elemental when standing water measures over two inches in depth, typically in a basement.
  • In many situations, the extraction process calls for multiple passes to ensure thorough drying.
  • Careful selection of extraction tools to keep from damaging carpets by way of delamination.
  • Portable extractors help get into tight spaces or restricted areas.
  • Truck-mounted extractors have their own power source and are more potent than portable extractors, usually not needed for small water spill cleanups.

To achieve our drying goals, SERVPRO formulates a plan to use drying and extraction in unison. We determine the type and number of dehumidifiers and air movers to set up within the water-loss zone and adjust as needed to stay on track. Once our moisture meters give us regular readings within your Raleigh home or business, we then wrap up the project with the application of EPA-registered cleaning agents and deodorizers.

There is no water extraction job that is too large or too small for our knowledgeable team at SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest. If you need assistance after experiencing a water emergency, call us at (919) 790-1222, and we will deploy a crew to your front door within hours. We make sure it looks, “Like it never even happened.”

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How Can Mold Companies Help Your Business Prepare for Fungal Problems?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

graphic of erp tablet and smartphone Let SERVPRO Assist You in Preventing Mold Infestations in Your Commercial Property. Try our ERP Emergency READY Profile Plan!

Raleigh Entrepreneurs Need Mold Companies That Help Them Get Ready

Fungal growth is just one of the many annoying problems that can occur in a Raleigh business. When it comes to issues on your commercial premises, it is best to deal with them as soon as you can. If left too long, most problems will worsen and ultimately cost your company more money to remediate them. SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest is available 24 hours. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, which means we can start the remediation process quickly.

As most Raleigh mold companies will tell you, it is better to prevent mold if you can, and be alert to signs that your building has a problem. As an entrepreneur, you are continually juggling deadlines, responsibilities, and pressure. That is why SERVPRO designed our Emergency READY Profile Plan to help you prepare for possible emergencies.

Why is mold remediation so necessary?

Compared to more severe disasters that can befall a business, mold might not seem like an urgent concern. However, if left untreated, mold can cause many problems in your business:

  • Your premises will smell moldy, which is unpleasant for staff and customers alike
  • Mold can cause health effects
  • The fungus spreads rapidly and can eat into paper, textiles, and wood
  • Mold can cause structural damage, including rotting wood, damaged drywall, and peeling wallpaper

Most molds propagate quickly, and the spores can drift throughout your premises, looking for new places to set up camp. Spores are difficult to contain and remove, which is why you should call a professional mold company as soon as you can.

Why is it disaster preparedness essential?

We understand that getting back to business after a disaster can be challenging. Companies that survive and thrive after closing down to deal with a disaster have a preparedness plan in place. Mold might not seem as immediately concerning as fire or flood, but it can still hamper your business and lose money. By having a plan in place, you can:

  • Ensure staff know what to do if they see signs of mold
  • Have a note of essential details about your facility
  • Establish SERVPRO as your go-to mold remediation company
  • Ensure staff know the chain of command and who to call

Being prepared saves you valuable time, especially when it makes it faster to get in touch with mold remediation specialists. Because staff knows what to do and who to call, it cuts down on confusion and means you can take action faster. Having all the details to hand also makes it easier to liaise with your insurance company.

Speeding up the process means getting back to work faster, and that is good news for your staff and your bottom line.

How can SERVPRO help you prepare for mold growth?

We created the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan (ERP) to help businesses prepare for disaster. Your ERP includes:

  • A free facility assessment
  • Premises details including assembly points, valve shut-off sites, and priority contact information
  • Details of the line of command for authorizing remediation work, so we can get started faster
  • A guide on how to get your business up and running again

Your ERP also includes a concise profile document that contains only the most necessary information for emergencies. We know how busy local entrepreneurs are, which is why we designed the ERP program to be fast and easy to use. You get a useful list of information and guidelines, but you do not have to take too much time away from your working day to do it.

Setting up your ERP is easy. First, register for an account online. It is free! Then download the app and follow the on-screen instructions to carry out a premises assessment and start building your ERP. The app will tell you which photographs to take and which information to log. In the event of mold growth, you can use the app to call your preferred franchise or to submit the first notice of loss.

How can businesses prevent mold growth?

As well as preparing for disaster, you can take steps to prevent fungal growth. Mold loves moisture, so keeping extra water out of your premises is the most crucial step. Consider investing in a thermo-hygrometer to monitor humidity, and some dehumidifiers to lower humidity if need be. It is also essential that you take care of any leaks or spills immediately.

We will measure moisture and humidity during the mold remediation process and dry out your premises to help prevent future problems. Do all you can to maintain your newly-dried premises, and do not hesitate to call us if you suspect the fungus has come back.

For help with mold growth, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222.

Does a Homeowner Need Professional Flood Damage Assistance for a Few Inches of Water in the Basement Post-Storm?

10/13/2020 (Permalink)

"Don't wait" Storm flooding can quickly lead to water damage in your Raleigh home. Don't wait, act now, call SERVPRO for remediation services.

Significant Safety Hazards Present After Storm-Related Flood Damage in Raleigh Can Hide -- Your Local SERVPRO Knows Where to Look and How to Keep Your Family and Home Secure.



With great relief, you believe the damage to your Raleigh home after recent storm damage is minimal. Just a slick of water spread across the floors of your lowest levels, and you notice little exterior damage. Is it enough to haul out the wet/dry vacuum and open some windows to get your home back to pre-storm condition?

Can Storm and Flood Damage Hide in Your House?

When the media features storm-related flood damage in Raleigh, the pictures and videos often feature downed trees, branches, and utility lines crushing roofs, windows, doors, and siding. Reporters stand in knee-deep flood water while sharing real-time information. However, water intrudes even in structures that appear unaffected, and failure to locate and manage that damage can cause severe, although hidden, deterioration and secondary damage. It also presents safety risks as the structures affected can collapse, fail to handle intended load-bearing, and provide an environment conducive to mold.

How Do Professionals Find Trapped Flood Water After a Storm?

Regardless of a homeowner's hopes, SERVPRO managers and crew leads know how stealthy storm water can be once it enters a home. A loose flashing or row of shingles loosened and blown up during fierce winds and heavy rain can allow gallons of water to intrude. Once inside the house, it migrates downward, often between walls. When encountering a ceiling, it pools; when stopped by nonporous building materials, it seeks dry, permeable components, perhaps wicking upwards from the base of a wall into the gypsum board. If the water is there, we must extract it and dry out the structure. Our storm and flood damage experience plus the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training completed help us anticipate likely migration routes, but we also use:

  • Visual signals like bulging ceilings, bubbling paint, or staining
  • Thermal imaging cameras, utilizing temperature variations interpreted by trained technicians to locate water cached in cavities
  • Moisture detectors and meters that find and then measure the amount of moisture soaked into surfaces and fixtures like carpets

Trust SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to assess your flood-damaged home with integrity and honestly advise you on the best practices needed to make it "Like it never even happened." Our lines at (919) 790-1222 answer 24/7 for any concerns.

Water Damage Restoration Raleigh

9/29/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO for Raleigh Water Damage Restoration Services

Call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest Now (919) 790-1222.

As the capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh is one of the areas in continual growth, only surpassed in size and growth by Charlotte in the southernmost portion of the state. As a humid subtropic zone for climate, temperatures and weather events vary significantly from one season to the next. Apart from the dangers and risks of natural disasters like Hurricane Florence that damaged many structures and homes in 2018, it is the beauty of the fall in the City of Oaks that can be a present reminder of what attracted settlers and continues to draw in new residents. As the seat of Wake County, Raleigh has more than 475,000 residents, so restoration companies like our SERVPRO team must stay prepared for water, fire, and storm emergencies.

Raleigh Area Emergency Water Removal, Cleanup, and Restoration

  • Local Restoration Professionals (919) 790-1222. 
  • Experienced Water Restoration, Extraction, Drying & Cleanup. 
  • Deodorization and Deep Cleaning 
  • Fire & Smoke Damage Cleanup and Restoration
  • Mold Inspection, Remediation, and Build Back
  • Storm Cleanup, Extraction, and Restoration
  • Commercial Cleaning Specialists

Restoring Raleigh Properties After Water Damages

While Raleigh might be best known as the capital and its namesake in Sir Walter Raleigh and his lost Roanoke colony, it is also the home to one of the state's largest universities. North Carolina State University has been a catapult to the city's growth and cultural expansion, especially in the communities immediately surrounding the campus. Wolfpack athletics draw in thousands on gameday, whether to PNC Arena for Men's Basketball or Carter-Finley Stadium on a fall Saturday.

With more than 43 inches of annual rainfall, a large portion of which results from severe thunderstorms during the east coast hurricane season, flooding and structural damage can follow along with these events and require immediate mitigation and attention. This is a testament to the Downtown District's impressive architecture and construction, including the Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel built in the early 20th century. A fast response ensures that areas like the revitalized City Market and cultural centers like the North Carolina Museum of History and Museum of Natural Sciences can resume business as usual quickly. 

Emergency Water Damage Scenarios for the Raleigh Area

  • Hurricane Flooding and Storm Damage 
  • Freezing Pipes and Fixtures
  • Malfunctioning Appliances 
  • Flash Flooding Conditions 
  • Leaking Roofs 
  • Sewage Backup
  • Flooded Basements 

Why Choose SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest?

We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

An effective strategy for protecting more of your home and business after a water damage incident is responding quickly to the situation. We have pre-stocked production vehicles and technicians ready 24/7 to help.

Expertly Trained and Experienced Professionals

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) oversees the education and training of our experienced professionals for initial accreditations and continued coursework for Water Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD.)

Advanced Water Restoration Tools and Technologies

We have advanced equipment and technologies to make water restoration as efficient as possible, from our top-notch extraction tools like submersible pumps to data collection and inspection tools like thermal imagery and moisture meters.

Questions or Concerns? We can help 24/7. Give SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest a call now at (919) 790-1222.

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What Type of Solvents Should Homeowners Use for Fire Damage Cleanup?

9/25/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" We know the steps to get your Raleigh home back from fire damage.

SERVPRO techs have comprehensive training in the use of various specific cleaning agents post-fire in Raleigh homes.

You may have heard or read online that certain types of solvents are useful for the removal of smoke and fire damage in your Raleigh house. The truth is, they are, but you can do severe damage if you apply this type of cleaner to certain kinds of fibers or hard surfaces. SERVPRO techs have a strict protocol during fire cleanup to avoid marring surfaces or ruining fabrics or carpet by testing the fibers to ensure the right choices in cleaning agents get chosen.   

Can Draperies Get Cleaned Using Fire Damage Restoration Methods?  

When SERVPRO technicians handle fire damage restoration in Raleigh properties, the goal is always to save as much of the contents as possible for the homeowner through the use of their advanced equipment and cleaning methods. Window treatments often have the potential for reuse if:  

  • The fabrics do not have damage from the flames or heat  
  • If the fibers testing shows a propensity for the fabric to bleed or shrink, a petroleum-based dry cleaning solvent can get used for cleaning  
  • In cases where the window treatments are washable, the techs use the Esporta Washing System to clean away the impurities and odor from the fire

In What Situations Should Solvents Not Get Used?  

The petroleum-based dry cleaning solvents are suitable in most situations where the soiling is light. However, if there is any rubber-backing, the chemical reaction between the solvent and the rubber can lead to deterioration. When only a small amount of stain and spot removal needs to happen, SERVPRO techs often rely on the power of volatile dry solvents. These solutions evaporate quickly and leave no residue behind. 

SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222 is ready to handle any size fire damage restoration needed. The trained techs bring their equipment and years of experience to ensure the best outcome for your property and contents. 

Why Is The Science of Drying So Important to Water Cleanup in Raleigh?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in home For water cleanup backed by scientific principles, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222.

Raleigh Homeowners Need Water Cleanup Services They Can Rely On

Every homeowner in Raleigh has dealt with a water spill, whether from a toppled glass or an over-enthusiastic toddler soaking the bathroom at bathtime. When mopping up spilled liquid, most people do not stop and think about the science of it. After all, you are not in high school experimenting, you are merely keeping your home clean.

However, if you need water cleanup in Raleigh, the water damage restoration team you choose must understand drying science. A thorough understanding of the scientific principles means more effective work and a better result.

Why is the science of drying so important?
The science of drying means understanding how temperature, humidity, relative humidity, airflow, and the amount of water present, affects the drying process. Understanding the underlying principle is the difference between knowing that air movers and dehumidifiers can help remove moisture and understanding how that process works.

If the remediation team properly understands the science behind drying, they know:
    •    What kind of equipment to use to dry your home
    •    How to position devices for the best results
    •    Which monitoring tools to use when assessing water levels
    •    How to know when something is thoroughly dry, not just surface dry
    •    How to search for hidden damp patches

A well-informed team will get you better results because they know how to carry out drying to maximum effect. They also understand how to find hidden moisture and deal with it, which helps to prevent fungal growth in the future.

What does a restoration team need to know?
Before commencing water cleanup, SERVPRO technicians must understand:
    •    How temperature and humidity levels affect drying conditions, and how to manipulate temperature and humidity to create an optimum environment
    •    How to measure the amount of moisture air is capable of holding versus how much moisture it is currently holding
    •    How vapor pressure and dew point affect drying
    •    How water moves between solid, liquid, and vapor states

Armed with this knowledge, technicians can calculate the best placement and settings for extractors, pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

How does SERVPRO ensure its technicians understand the principles of drying?
SERVPRO trains all our technicians to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards. The IICRC is the industry-standard body for restoration certification, and they have training programs that cover every aspect of water cleanup and repair.

All our franchise owners attend a fifteen-day hands-on course at our central training facility to ensure they understand every remediation aspect. Our teams also have access to ongoing e-training to help them stay updated with the latest industry best practices and drying techniques.

Because SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest has access to nationally-accredited training courses, you can rest assured your home is in good hands.

What is the difference between open and closed drying?
One of our team's critical decisions is whether to use an open or closed drying system to dry out your home. But what is the difference?

An open drying system means exchanging the humid air inside your home with the drier air from outside. For open drying to be effective, technicians must accurately measure the humidity of both inside and outside air. We equip our teams with a range of equipment, such as thermo-hygrometers, to measure the air's moisture content.


Open drying means opening doors and windows and using air movers to bring about the air exchange. Because our teams understand the science of drying, they know how many air movers to use and where to position them.

A closed drying environment does not use air from outside but instead focuses on removing moisture from the indoor air. The technician will close off the affected area and use air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the air's moisture. In some cases, they will also use a negative air machine.


Whether to use closed or open drying depends on many factors, including the humidity levels inside and outside, the temperature, the weather, and any security concerns regarding leaving doors or windows open. Constant monitoring helps our technicians keep the drying process on track.  Because our teams are well-versed in drying science, you can trust them to make the right call.


What happens after the water cleanup?
Once the SERVPRO team has removed water and dried your home, we deodorize it. We aim to leave your home “Like it never even happened,” and deodorization is an essential part of making your home feel fresh and clean again.


We use air scrubbers, charcoal filters, fogging, and spot cleaning as needed to remove odors from your home.


Our team will check in with you a week after cleanup to make sure you are satisfied.

For water cleanup backed by scientific principles, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222.