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Our Team Is Prepared To Restore Your Raleigh Home After A Water Damage Disaster

6/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Team Is Prepared To Restore Your Raleigh Home After A Water Damage Disaster We are available 24/7, 365 days per year. We have the equipment and expertise to remove the water and restore your property.

SERVPRO - Remediating Water Damage To Raleigh Kitchens

Despite the Falls and B. Everett Lakes, plus various creeks and more nearby, most Raleigh residents deal with water problems from causes like failing dishwashers and broken water heaters. Even smaller amounts of water from these items can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars in repair and replacement.

Common types of water damage to Raleigh homes after either appliance failure are in the kitchen. SERVPRO restoration teams train to restore linoleum and sub-floors when possible and replace them when needed.

When water damage remains too long on linoleum, it can cause the glue holding it in place to loosen, forming pockets of air and water. For small air pockets, team members can press them flat again using a flooring roller. For larger pockets, they carefully make a tiny pinhole, then use the roller to slowly squeeze out the air and force the vinyl back into place. Once the affected area is flat again, specialists seal the pinhole with vinyl glue. The process is similar to water pockets or bubbles except that specialists make a pinhole in each one to drain the water, regardless of size.

If they are unable to press the linoleum back in place with the flooring roller, SERVPRO specialists can, at the owner’s direction, cut away the affected section and replace it. They can also lift and dispose of the entire vinyl floor if needed, then replace it with new linoleum.

In homes where the water soaked into the floor while the family was away on vacation, it can damage the sub-floor support structure. Team members can dry these areas using air movers, and make repairs such as replacing several 2x4s. If the floor is severely compromised, the team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a general contractor for repairs.

At SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest, our teams take every step to return each home to its original, pre-damaged condition. If your home has suffered through a recent water issue, contact us today at (919) 790-1222. We are here for you.

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How Our Experts Can Help Reduce The Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Raleigh Home

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Experts Can Help Reduce The Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Raleigh Home We are available 24/7.

Steps To Reduce The Effects Of Flood Damage In Raleigh

Whether it is a flash flood or other incident that leaves you grappling with flood damage in your home, there is a need to take immediate action to rectify the situation. Some actions, when taken at appropriate times, can help limit the level of damages to your property. The advantage of working with professional restoration services is the level of training and experience they bring to the table, ensuring that steps that can have a positive impact are applied.

The water that causes flood damage in Raleigh homes affects several construction materials, including insulation. Depending on the kind of insulation, it can damage the R-value or cause matting, among other problems. Such issues diminish its insulation properties, which can increase your power bills significantly. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the affected areas and establish whether it is possible to dry or replace the insulation. Cellulose and Rockwool typically require replacement, but it is possible to restore fiberglass through drying in some situations.

Most of the water that pools around is visible on floors and other surfaces. However, some of it migrates into wall cavities and other concealed areas such as cabinets or subfloors. Such water requires extra steps for effective removal. Our SERVPRO technicians open up wall cavities by creating vent holes or making flood cuts. We also use specialized equipment such as injectidry systems to extract water and venting equipment to push air into the cavities to facilitate better evaporation.

Contamination is a significant concern during flooding incidents because the water sweeps various types of wastes, including biohazards such as raw sewage, and chemicals into the house. Failure to clean all contaminants from your house can jeopardize the health of the occupants. Our SERVPRO technicians remove highly porous materials such as carpets and pad from the property for disposal because cleaning cannot eliminate all traces of contamination. We also use professional cleaning agents to sanitize non-porous surfaces eliminating contamination traces “Like it never even happened.”

To minimize long-term effects after a flooding incident in your North Hills, Morrisville and Cary home, you should call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222. We are available 24/7.

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Fast Water Removal Limits Damage to Raleigh Kitchen

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Water Removal Limits Damage to Raleigh Kitchen To ensure that your water damage is properly taken care of, call SERVPRO today.

SERVPRO can help you limit your damage.

During cleanup from water damage in Oak City homes, the extraction phase is one of the most crucial. The reason is that the more water we can pull out of carpeting, furnishings, or the structure, the faster the drying phase goes.

SERVPRO answered a call from a homeowner in Raleigh with water damage, who needed water removal in their kitchen area from a supply line leak under the sink. During the initial phone call, our technician verified with the homeowner she turned off the water and put down towels to help absorb the water until we arrived.

We arrived on-site a short time later and immediately deployed our portable pumps to extract any water left. We carefully scope water loss events precisely to ensure we remove all excess water in the room. Our moisture detection equipment showed water migrated behind the baseboards, and the hollow area under the cabinet showed elevated moisture levels.

To let maximum airflow under the cabinet area, our SERVPRO technicians removed the baseboards and positioned the air movers attached to the Injecti-Dry to direct air into the interior wall and cabinet spaces. We have different types of dehumidifying equipment that we use in tandem with the air movers to port out the moisture the air movers bring to the surface.

Once the kitchen was dry, we used our probes to confirm there were no remaining areas of excessive moisture. Mold is always a concern after a water loss. By lowering the moisture levels and following up with thorough hand cleaning with our professional-grade antibacterial and antifungal solutions, we inhibit the potential for mold to become an issue.

After completion of the water loss mitigation, our SERVPRO technicians gave the homeowner a list of the actions we took for remediation of the damage from the water, and we made a list of the necessary repairs the homeowner would need to have completed for restoring the home to its preloss condition. 
Call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222 when you need assistance with water removal. We have the equipment and experience to handle any water loss event and are available 24/7 because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Work With Your Schedule To Provide Raleigh Water Damage Restoration So It Is Convenient

5/21/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Work With Your Schedule To Provide Raleigh Water Damage Restoration So It Is Convenient We are available 24/7, 365 days per year. We have the equipment and expertise to business and make it "Like it never happened."

When Water Damage Strikes, SERVPRO Can Keep Your Business On Its Feet!

Even small leaks at your real estate offices can be disruptive for your normal work flow. If left unaddressed, a small restroom leak can quickly evolve into a small scale disaster causing water damage to carpeting, electronics, and flooring. We at SERVPRO offer services to mitigate water damage in your business while being as unobtrusive as possible so that you can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

Our commercial water damage services in Raleigh begin with timely removal of spillage to avoid interrupting your office’s normal schedule. Professionals can come to your business during off-hours to deploy wet vacs that can suck up any water pooling on your floors. Our techs can then plug the leak if it is minor, however, a plumber may be needed in the case of a major leak.

Unfortunately, water that seeps into commercial grade carpeting will cause irreversible water damage, and the carpeting will have to be removed and discarded. Our technicians can efficiently perform this service for you using our carpet removal tools to expedite the process and minimize strain on your work routines. Additionally, we are flexible in our work times and can perform clean up operations during times that work best for you.

Electronic equipment that comes into contact with water may short circuit and corrupt your company’s important data. SERVPRO can act as your first line of defense against electronic water damage by removing electronic equipment from areas affected by spillage and drying the outside of equipment to minimize further damage. It is recommended that you additionally contact an electronic specialist qualified to inspect and repair your equipment.

We know that real estate offices are busy places that can suffer when the normal work schedule is disrupted. If you need water damage mitigation in your business, then call SERVPRO of North Raleigh and Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222.

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SERVPRO Will Clean Up Your Raleigh Kitchen After A Fire

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Will Clean Up Your Raleigh Kitchen After A Fire We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week so don't hesitate to call us any time. We have the experience, equipment and expertise needed.

Prompt Fire Damage Restoration in Raleigh Can Preserve Your Home

Most fires occur because of preventable mistakes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) states that one out of every three home fires begins in the kitchen. Kitchen fires can cause significant damage to homes. They commonly occur because of unsafe cooking practices and leaving the stove or oven unattended.

After a kitchen fire has damaged your home, you do not have to struggle to clean up the affected areas. It is better to opt for professional fire damage restoration for your Raleigh home. The professionals at SERVPRO can assist you to restore your home to its preloss condition. We have the specialized tools and expertise required to salvage as much as possible from the aftermath of a fire. Our staff is also compassionate to ensure that you are your property are both taken care of. We can complete the work quickly while paying attention to your concerns to minimize your stress levels.

To achieve the best results, call us immediately after extinguishing the fire. The ash and smoke residue left behind can mix with the water used to extinguish the fire and turn into an acidic mess. The acid can further ruin any surface it is in contact with, worsening a bad situation. We can prevent additional damage to your home by using low or high-alkaline general surface cleaners to neutralize the acid and prevent it from reacting with the flooring, walls, appliances, furniture and other items.

Smoke can get to places where the fire did not start, but the most smoke damage commonly occurs directly above where a fire burned, like on the ceiling. If the fire burned near an open window or door, the rising smoke damages the areas just above these openings. Our IICRC certified technicians have access to specialized equipment and cleaning products designed to handle ash and smoke damage. Smoke odors may also fill your entire home. Our SERVPRO technicians can use odor removal equipment like thermal foggers and ozone machines to eliminate the odors effectively.

If a fire has damaged your home, contact SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest at (919) 790-1222 to help you remove the smoke, water, soot, ash and odors left behind. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster and can restore your home to its normal state quickly.

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Proof That Flood Damage Remediation in Raleigh Really Works

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Proof That Flood Damage Remediation in Raleigh Really Works Flooding and storms bring more issues. Don't let them pile up. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

How to Effectively Restore a Flood Damaged Basement in Your Raleigh Home

A flood damage experience should not bring your business or home to a standstill. By working with certified restoration service providers, you can still get your property back to its former condition. If you rebuild too quickly and make a mistake, then you are likely to experience recurring problems. For instance, if you did not notice a submerged wood in your Raleigh home, then future problems such as mold growth and deterioration of wall and wood coverings are likely to occur.

Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your building and determine whether it is safe to enter. We check out for structural damage and turn off electricity and gas services. We understand that flood water in Raleigh is contaminated and remove porous building materials and advise the owner to do a replacement. We have the equipment to clean and extract water from any flooded basement. When the depth of the standing water is less than an inch, we may decide to perform wet or dry vacuuming.

If our SERVPRO technicians are dealing with moderate and large flooding, we may use a sump or submersible pumps. Usually, the pressure of the pool of the water outside the building is balanced by that of the water inside the basement. We are careful not to extract the water so quickly when the outside of the building is still flooded since a significant pressure change may make the walls to crumble or crack.

After pumping out the water, it is time to perform basement cleanup. Our SERVPRO technicians wear rubber boots, gloves, overalls, protective eyeglasses and face masks as part of the safety precautions. We shovel out the mud before it can dry and clean the surfaces using disinfectants to lower chances of mold growth. Through dehumidification and installation of air movers, we can dry the wet locations.

Work with SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest for industry proven commercial and residential restoration services. Call (919) 790-1222 and get 24-hour emergency help from our highly trained technicians.

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The Best Way to Dry a Water Damaged Basement in Raleigh

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Best Way to Dry a Water Damaged Basement in Raleigh You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to restore your water damaged basement.

Use Water Removal Services in Raleigh to Restore Your Basement After a Leak From Malfunctioning Appliances

Basements are popular due to their ability to increase the value of a home and add extra living space to it among other benefits. Nonetheless, they are one of the areas that are most prone to sustaining water damage because they are in the lowest part of a home. If you have a washing machine or water heater in your basement, they are potential hazards if they malfunction or become clogged. Water in the basement is often a significant issue when the sump pump is not working. You have to remove the water, dry everything and address any mildew or mold present. It is often best to let the experts handle basement flooding.

If you are searching for professionals who offer water removal services in Raleigh due to a flooded basement, SERVPRO is the right company to call. Our well-trained technicians can use sophisticated equipment to clean your basement so that your home is comfortable to live in again. Extracting unwanted water is vital in completing property restoration after water loss.  

Our technicians can use pumps and truck mounted vacuums to remove water from your basement. We can also use submersible pumps to remove most of the water and then use wet/dry vacuums to remove the rest. Our water removal services offer several benefits, including preventing mold growth and other secondary damage in the affected areas. Our technicians extract as much water as possible from the affected areas so that they can dry faster. Pumping more water out of a structure reduces the need to use dehumidifiers for lengthy periods.  

Here at SERVPRO, we do our best to solve the problem our customers are facing within a short time. We are trained to seek out hidden water damage. Water can be captured or flow in seemingly unlikely places. Our technicians can identify all wet materials through moisture inspections involving thermo-hygrometers, moisture detection devices, and infrared technology. We also remove contaminated materials from the affected areas to prevent microbial growth.  

When there is unwanted water in your basement, SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest can assist you in removing it before things get worse. Contact us today at (919) 790-1222 to get your basement water removal done professionally and quickly. We serve several local communities, including Raleigh, North Hills, and Morrisville. 

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Our Specialists Explain Our Restoration Process After A Fire In Your Wake Forest Dental Office

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Specialists Explain Our Restoration Process After A Fire In Your Wake Forest Dental Office In case of a fire in your North Hills, Morrisville or Cary office, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to assist.

Important Steps In Restoration Of Commercial Fire Damage In Wake Forest Dental Office

A fire at your dental practice can be very destructive because the flames from the blaze and the water used in the process of firefighting can damage furniture items, electronics, patient records and supplies such as dental impressions. Fast restoration of regular operations is necessary to ensure minimal interruptions in service delivery to patients. We offer professional restoration services in Wake Forest that help you deal with the damage “Like it never even happened.”

After an incident of fire damage in Wake Forest, there is a need to limit the level of secondary damages that occur. Various aspects of the incident continue causing damages long after the flames are doused out. Residues such as soot are corrosive and can, therefore, cause irreversible damages to metallic tools used daily. Standing water and other forms of moisture can also cause problems such as mold development, rust or rot. Our SERVPRO technicians work fast to safeguard against these damages. We extract standing water and wipe down items that can be affected by soot preventing further damages.

A fire is a combination of several aspects, so it leaves different levels of damages especially in contents within the dental office. It is possible to save some items, while others have to be thrown away. Our SERVPRO technicians have a systemic way of separating items based on levels of damage. We separate items into salvageable, questionable and unsalvageable items. Such separation speeds up restoration and helps save more items.

People like to enjoy a fresh, relaxing environment when they visit their dentist. Odors caused by smoke and debris from a fire can ruin that environment. Our SERVPRO Fire and Smoke Restoration Technicians take every step necessary to deodorize the office. We use specialized equipment such as vacuums and upholstery cleaners to remove all debris from items and surfaces. We also have deodorizing equipment such as Ozone generators, which oxidize odor particles neutralizing them.

In case of a fire in your North Hills, Morrisville or Cary office, call SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest to assist. You can reach us at (919) 790-1222 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Fast SERVPRO Fire Restoration Allows North Hills Properties to Get Back to Business

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast SERVPRO Fire Restoration Allows North Hills Properties to Get Back to Business Our SERVPRO team will work quickly to recover your business from fire damage.

SERVPRO Can Assist with All Commercial Fire Damage Needs in North Hills

Restoring a business after fire damage is often a multi-layered approach. Fire brings flames, smoke, soot, and heat. After the blaze, there is often water damage requiring restorative efforts from both the fire fighting efforts and fire suppression systems such as overhead sprinklers triggered by the fire. 

It is vital to extract any standing water as quickly as possible as the first step of commercial fire damage in a North Hills business. If the water cleanup occurs within the first 24 hours, it is handled as a clean water cleanup. Saturated mats are removed for drying, and if any part of the affected area has carpeting, it is not automatically a loss if it is soaked with water or smells like smoke. Our technicians have multiple applications to dry carpeting in place and neutralize odors from a fire.

After removing standing water and wet items to dry in another area, desks and chairs can often dry in place raised on blocks when we set up air movers to direct air up and out carrying moisture with it. Once dry, SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians use both wet and dry sponges as needed for the type of residue as they clean and disinfect surfaces and items affected by both water and the fire. Our goal is to restore to mitigate as much loss as possible for your business.

Employees do not want to smell the after effects of fire, and neither do your customers. SERVPRO's Odor Control Technicians are specialists in neutralizing even deeply seated odors from a fire using tools such as HEPA air scrubbers or thermal fogging to eradicate foul scents from furnishings and anywhere the smoke touched within the business.


At SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest, our goal is to remediate commercial fire damage quickly so you can reopen with as little loss of revenue and productivity. Call (919) 790-1222 - our team of technicians is available 24/7 to go to work for you immediately.

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How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Raleigh Home

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How to Prevent Water Damage to Your Raleigh Home Water Damage from Clogged Gutters in Raleigh Is Not Necessary with Inspections--SERVPRO Tip

Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Property After Rains or Floods Occur

Prevention is better than cure,’ so goes the old English adage. Water damage to your Raleigh homes and real estate property is a hazardous eventuality. As such, it is in your best interest to employ all tactics to see to it that it does not happen at all. You can only be sure of this if you are acquainted with all the possible strategies and best practices for prevention.

We at SERVPRO are familiar with these preventive strategies. This arises out of our experience with the mitigation of water damage in Raleigh. Our skilled and IICRC-certified technicians have compiled a list of these strategies and would be glad to share them with you. 

By far the most outstanding tool in this arsenal is the proactive approach. This entails putting in place timely interventions beforehand rather than waiting for the problem to arise first before responding to it. 

SERVPRO’s technicians recommend that you carry out regular inspections of your premises and properties. This way, you can be able to identify potential hotspots and develop a counteractive response. Doing this shall also earn you the benefit of spending less on restoration services and forestalling worse damages to your property. 

Unclogging your drains and gutters regularly suggested by SERVPRO ensures a smooth flow of water and eliminates most chances of water intrusion because of poor rainwater channeling from away the structure. This also goes a long way in reducing the likelihood of your property suffering damages from mold infestations and foul odors.

Nothing lasts an eternity. The plumbing parts and components of your premises are by no means exceptional. Consider a timely and regular replacement of the worn out parts and components of your property’s plumbing system. This way, you can ward off the possibilities of water damage caused by the malfunctions of these parts. 

If your home or business is in need of water removal and restoration, rely on a professional local franchise SERVPRO of North Raleigh & Wake Forest for positive results. Call us 24/7 at (919) 790-1222.

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