SERVPRO Storm Preparation Team
SERVPRO's Storm Response Team was developed to help organize a larger chain of command in the event of a catastrophic storm event. Our dedication during these types of of unpredictable events is undeniable. Our team braves dangerous and disgusting messes to help communities recover. Our green trucks can be seen in the background of news feeds from almost every major storm over the last three decades and it is in no small part because of our ability to grow our workforce and equipment stockpile quickly and mobilize.
When called upon, our franchises will mobilize and bring equipment and an experienced workforce thousands of miles to help in recovery efforts after a natural disaster. Within our own ranks are some of the most experienced storm restoration project managers and technicians. .
Similarly, when major storms are projected to come into our area we are steadfast and forward thinking and will mobilize our team to the area of need. We provide pre-storm services like board-up services, pump and sandbag placement and more. After the storm we jump into action and provide restoration services to commercial and residential properties in need.
We will be tracking all major storms this hurricane season and will be ready to help in the event of an emergency. If you are aware of that your building has a tendency to flood call us today. A project manager is available to document your property and will be even more prepared to manage your restoration in the event of a major storm.
If you have any questions please give us a call at (919) 533-6776.
SERVPRO Restoration - We are experts in fire, water, and mold removal
SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties is a leader in the industry of disaster recovery and cleaning services in North Carolina. We understand the importance and urgency of property restoration. we offer our clients a variety of restoration services, including water damage repair, fire damage repair, and storm damage restoration and construction. Our well-trained staff is ready to tackle any job.
For a quick response, call SERVPRO's emergency services. SERVPRO can help with any size restoration project, no matter if it is a small or large-scale emergency. SERVPRO has the experience and training to manage all types of property damage from sewage overflows to upholstery and furniture cleaning.
SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties specializes in the restoration of fire, water and mold damage. SERVPRO also offers document restoration services. Our technicians use sophisticated equipment to find moisture in your home and ensure your belongings remain safe. After the SERVPRO restoration team arrives they will evaluate the extent of the damage and give you an accurate quote. They will clean the house thoroughly and remove all traces of odors.
When Fire Damages Your Lee and South Chatham Counties Building, We Can Help
Fire damage to a property can immediately affect your ability to live in it or work there. Other than the obvious structural damage, there could be other factors that render the home or commercial property uninhabitable. Soot and smoke damage are two of the most common causes. It is easy to underestimate the damage caused by smoke and soot after a fire. This type of disaster requires special products and equipment. It is best to contact SERVPRO immediately if you have suffered this type of property damage.
SERVPRO project managers have the ability to assess your property's damage after a fire, and provide transparent restoration processes. You or your insurance company, or both depending on the circumstances surrounding the loss, will be contacted directly by them. They will also provide daily communication about project progress reports and information so that you are always up to date on what is happening in your property.
We can also help with odor, soot, and smoke damage. After completing the restoration and cleaning, our team of construction professionals is ready to begin your project and rebuild your home.
We hope that your property is not damaged by fire. However, we are available 24/7/365 to assist you in the event of such damage.
It is important to have a plan in place for when your Lee and South Chatham Counties home suffers water damage
Bathroom backups are a frequent source of water damage. These are the most expensive in terms of damage because they are a category three biohazard. Items that are saturated often have no restoration possibilities.
A homeowner in Lee and South Chatham Counties suffered water damage from water coming from a backup. To absorb as much moisture as possible, the homeowner laid several towels on the flooring before SERVPRO technicians arrived.
Ventilation and Scoring
To prevent aspiration of moisture during water loss, techs should wear protective clothing. Another standard measure is to confine the pungent smell to the work area. This will prevent cross-contamination. The strong odor of the backup caused the techs to set up air scrubbers in order to capture the airborne particles. The techs then use their advanced moisture detection equipment, which determines if the subfloor needs drying.
Water Extraction Techniques
The equipment showed that water didn't seep into the tile flooring. It is common for techs to make several passes when removing water. This ensures that the tile flooring does not absorb as much moisture as possible. To speed up drying times, the more moisture that is collected before drying helps to reduce drying time.
No Controlled Demo Required
It is common to have the toe kicks removed from cabinets and baseboards surrounding walls when there is a sewage backup. This homeowner contacted SERVPRO techs immediately after the water loss. It helped to keep the loss down.
To ensure that the bathroom is safe for family members to use, it must be cleaned with antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners. Techs can use a variety of odor control methods to eliminate any residual odors.
There is more risk of loss if water damage continues to build up in your home. SERVPRO Lee and South Chatham Counties can be reached at (919) 533-6776. The certified technicians will arrive quickly to restore your home to preloss condition.
Commercial Property Restoration is A Phone Call Away in North Carolina
SERVPRO of Lee and South Chatham Counties offers many services to commercial property managers, particularly after disasters such as flood damage, fire damage or storm damage. We can also help with mold removal and years of neglect.
Our leadership team has over two decades of combined experience in disaster recovery and construction. SERVPRO's unparalleled systems/protocols, equipment and experience in disaster restoration make us the best choice when disaster strikes.
Commercial properties receive a range of services, including emergency services such as flooding or fire, and long-term services such as construction management, cleaning, and other services. We aim to establish relationships with city property managers to give them direct access to our services, expediting the process and giving them an opportunity to make requests.
You are a property manager in Lee and South Chatham Counties. Give our office a call today (919) 533-6776.
SERVPRO Storm Preparation Team
SERVPRO's Storm Response Team was developed to help organize a larger chain of command in the event of a catastrophic storm event. Our dedication during these types of of unpredictable events is undeniable. Our team braves dangerous and disgusting messes to help communities recover. Our green and orange trucks can be seen in the background of news feeds from almost every major storm over the last three decades and it is in no small part because of our ability to grow our workforce and equipment stockpile quickly and mobilize.
When called upon, our franchises will mobilize and bring equipment and an experienced workforce thousands of miles to help in recovery efforts after a natural disaster.
We will be tracking all major storms this hurricane season and will be ready to help in the event of an emergency.
Call us at 919-533-6776.
Duct Work Cleaning
Is the ductwork in your building clean and ready for the winter months? As forced hot air systems are turned on all over the city for the cold winter months we are reminded that it is important to make sure the ductwork that supplies that warm air is clean. Clean ductwork makes for a healthier environment inside your home, office or business. Clean ductwork also makes your heating system more efficient and reduces your fuel costs. There are some factors that make cleaning your ductwork a necessity, one such factor is if you have recently had flooding, water damage or mold within your building. Mold in ductwork can lead to health issues for anyone within your building and regularly having your ducts cleaned is the easiest way to avoid this type of disaster.
Causes of Water Damage in Lee & South Chatham Counties
When business owners visualize water damage, they often picture a massive storm wiping out power lines, flooding offices, and shutting down businesses for days at a time. It is true that commercial water damage is often the result of floods and water that stems from weather events and storms. However, many entrepreneurs and business space renters forget that storms and severe weather are not the only causes of floods and water damage. Here are some of the typical causes of water damage to commercial buildings.
1. Malfunctioning sprinkler systems
Some older office and retail buildings still have outdated sprinkler systems that work in conjunction with fire protection systems. While such sprinklers can come in handy during a fire emergency, they can also cause commercial flood damage if they are faulty or in need of replacement. This could easily damage inventory and business assets.
2. Damaged appliances and equipment
This cause of commercial flood damage is more common in restaurants and catering facilities, as well as any business that has appliances and equipment that make use of water. If the appliance fails and sends water across your building, especially during late hours when no one is around, you may come back to work and face a water emergency.
3. Broken pipes and plumbing
Just like in a residence, if the plumbing system in your workplace fails a water damage could be the result.
4. Backed up sewer lines
This is another cause of commercial water damage that often catches business owners by surprise. Should the sewer line to your building back up or become damaged, realize the potential dangers of contaminated Black Water which can cause health effects and ruin products and office furnishings.
If your business has suffered commercial water damage, SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties will get you back up and running again "Like it never even happened." Give us a call at 919-533-6776.
Don't Turn The Drying Equipment Off!!
This is an air mover that could be placed in your home for drying after a water damage.
When you call SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties to help restore your property after suffering a water damage, our professional technicians will place the appropriate equipment to dry out the area as quickly as possible. It is important to always follow our instructions and keep the equipment running at all times. We realize that the equipment is noisy and can become bothersome if you remain in your home during the restoration process, however, turning off the air movers and/or dehumidifiers can delay the drying time and can cause further damage to your property such as mold growth. It is also important to note that oftentimes your insurance coverage will only pay for the drying equipment for a specific length of time, depending on the category of damage. Your SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties project manager will monitor the moisture readings of the equipment daily to determine the appropriate time for removal. If you have any concerns or questions about the drying equipment, be sure to speak to any of our crew members.
Flooding can happen ANYWHERE
According to the National Weather Service (NOAA), “Approximately seventy-five percent of all Presidential disaster declarations are associated with flooding.” NOAA lists the most common flood hazards in the United States as
- Flash Flooding
- River Flooding
- Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation from Tropical and Non-Tropical systems
- Burn Scars/Debris Flows (caused by wildfires)
- Ice/Debris Jams
- Dry Wash (caused by heavy rainfall in dry areas)
- Dam Breaks/Levee Failure
Just because you haven’t experienced a flood doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for polices in the low-risk communities. On average, floods cost $3.5 billion in annual losses in the U.S., and commercial flood claims average more than $75,000 (NFIP).
When Catastrophic water damage (or any water damage) happens to you, SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties professionals can help. It is always best to call SERVPRO of Lee & South Chatham Counties directly at 919-533-6776.