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Finding the Cause of Roof Leaks in Your Valdese Home

7/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Finding the Cause of Roof Leaks in Your Valdese Home Clogged Gutters Can Cause Roof Leak and Attic Leaks in Your Valdese Home. Better Call SERVPRO

Ceiling Leaks Can Indicate Many Water Damaging Issues

Roof leaks are not always easy to diagnose. It may not even be your roof that is leaking at all. When you have a stain on your ceiling, it is a common misconception that the leak started right above that area. Water travels, so when there is a leak in your home, it could be traveling downward from another part of your home, dripping onto the ceiling and making you believe that is the location of the leak.
You need an experienced water damage remediation company, such as SERVPRO, to help you determine where the leak and water damage is coming from. There are some other things to think about as well, as water on the ceiling of your Valdese home can be the cause of a variety of things. SERVPRO has the tools and knowledge to find the real cause of the leaking.
Leaking or Dripping Pipes
Plumbing can be found in your attic and can be either leaking or accumulating condensation which causes water to drip. It is a common occurrence and leads to a roof issue that is missed interpreted. SERVPRO can spot this problem during an initial inspection.
If your home is not insulated or vented properly or has a whole-house humidifier which is set too high, condensation can build up, causing moisture in your house, especially the attic. These humidifiers should not be put over thirty percent per the manufacturer guidelines to avoid this issue.
Moisture in a crawl space can be a factor as well. It is invisible and rises eventually through your home, stopping at the roof deck and causing condensation. Our technicians can help get rid of this moisture with the use of our industrial pumps and dehumidifiers.
Clogged Downspouts and Gutters
When your gutters get clogged, the water has nowhere to go but in your home. Gutters must be maintained properly, so water does not back up with any debris. Gutter guards can help prevent the buildup of debris in the gutters, or you can just keep them cleaned out properly. Checking them every few months is a good idea.
SERVPRO of Burke County is here to help you whenever you need, no matter the time of day. Give us a call at (828) 874-0966 if you see the dreaded ceiling spots so we can find the problem and fix it for you.

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Chemical Runoff Needs Professional Cleanup in Morganton

7/1/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Chemical Runoff Needs Professional Cleanup in Morganton Biohazardous Waster Cleanup Specialist in Morganton? SERVPRO, Of Course!

Trust SERVPRO to Remedy and Remove Biohazards from Your Property

Products unapproved for use in homes today lurk in the basements, garages, and utility closets of older homes. When chemicals start leaking from containers cleanup by the homeowner can be dangerous. Your local SERVPRO has technicians trained in the proper disposal of items containing banned substances or chemicals needing protective protocols to handle.

You never thought to face biohazard cleanup in your dream home in Morganton. For more than a century previous owners of your dwelling in a historic district of the city stored old paint, varnishes, pest control solutions, fertilizers, and other chemical interventions in a closet off the cellar. The door is barred, and you rarely consider what is inside until the plumbing running down an inside wall springs a leak. Although your plumber secured the pipe the cans and bags inside are saturated, rusting or ripping open and discharging hazardous waste into your home. You need our assistance, a restoration company with biohazard certified cleanup workers and experience in clearing dangerous substances safely from residences.
The moisture-laden powders, oozing paints (which may contain lead), varnishes, and other items contain a broad range of components now know to pose health hazards if not managed appropriately. Plus the insulation disturbed during the plumbing (the fittings may contain lead) repair may contain asbestos. A SERVPRO work crew sent to abate this complex problem first assesses and plans for all contingencies.
We barricade the areas affected with plastic sheeting and add air scrubbers to improve our ability to contain the airborne particles if deemed necessary by the project manager. Appropriate protective personal equipment clothes or crew during the job. The team bags up containers of suspect substances and insulation for disposal following local regulations off site. Using special cleaning products matched to the residues SERVPRO workers remove spills, also bagged for hazardous disposition.
Our experts evaluate any structural materials soaked with the chemicals. We always stress restoration, but removal and replacement are not unusual in this situation. The crew members also choose advanced sealants to physically inhibit some compromised areas from contaminating the rest of your home after the cleanup.
Do not endanger your family and friends with the remains of hazardous chemicals once stored inside your home. Call (828) 874-0966 to engage the services of a certified biohazard team from SERVPRO of Burke County.

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Receive Flood Damage Assistance For Your Valdese Area Business Today

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Receive Flood Damage Assistance For Your Valdese Area Business Today Whether you face a single room flood or flooding on an entire floor of your building, we can help.

Flood Damage Assistance

People often dismiss flooding as an issue they need to face, simply because when you initially think about flooding, hurricanes, storms, or other such natural disasters come to mind. However, your hotel is just as susceptible to plumbing or maintenance issues that occur far more often and produce the same amount of damages.

As a hotel manager in Valdese, flood damage could never be farther from your mind. We understand that you have normal operations to worry about, guests coming and going, and employees to manage. Something this big getting in the way can throw everything out of balance, leaving you wondering what to do next. However, it is critical for you to understand how to address these problems immediately, without hesitation.

Having a relationship with SERVPRO provides you with access to IICRC certified technicians, industrial-grade equipment, and the resources necessary to tackle any size job. Whether you face a single room flood or flooding on an entire floor of your building, we can help. Our technicians work hard to produce excellent results, often exceeding any expectations you might have, we enjoy putting several years of experience to work for you.

SERVPRO’s expertly trained technicians are available 24/7, giving you the assistance you need as soon as you need it, ensuring that you have the time to avoid secondary damages that develop over time. Just remember to make the call to our office at the first signs of trouble, the overall results you receive get worse over time, making time a major factor in your restoration.

Never let your in-house maintenance attempt to perform these repairs themselves. Without the right equipment and experience, they can miss things that a more experienced eye can catch, leading to additional damages that you might have otherwise avoided. In most cases, SERVPRO can help keep operations running smoothly throughout the entire restoration process.

Contact SERVPRO of Burke County to receive the help you deserve; we can handle any flood damage incident that occurs on your property and provides you with any additional services necessary to return your hotel to a quality pre-damage condition for you and your guests to enjoy (828) 874-0966.

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Water Removal Services Available In The Valdese Area

6/5/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal Services Available In The Valdese Area It takes professional water removal services to eliminate moisture from plumbing leaks or flooding issues plaguing your area.

Water Removal Services

Having water invade your home, cause damage, and linger without receding is common. It takes professional water removal services to eliminate moisture from plumbing leaks or flooding issues plaguing your area. Never hesitate to ask for help.

Get water issues under control in your Valdese home, use water removal services available from a local company that has your homes safe recovery in mind. We can help remove standing water, prevent secondary damages from forming, and help you prevent future incidents from occurring. Giving SERVPRO the opportunity to respond to your emergency situation gives you access to a variety of services, advanced water extraction equipment, and expertly trained technicians who understand how devastating this type of event can be. If you attempt to eliminate the problem yourself, without the proper training, you could end up causing more damage than you might think.

With several years experience performing water removal services for thousands of customers just like you, SERVPRO technicians respond quickly, performing services in a manner that reflects the urgency of your situation. Time is essential in dealing with water-related issues, making every second important in recovering valued items, furniture, or protecting the very structural integrity of your home. Take advantage of what SERVPRO has to offer including quality water extraction, the use of moisture detectors, dehumidifiers, hygrometers and more. We can locate every hidden pocket of water on your property and dry each item affected by the event. Often producing quality results that you never expected to achieve.

We can help you prepare your property for these types of events in the future, installing additional drainage, backflow valves, sump pumps, or even improving the grading of your yard and inspecting your roof gutters. Our technicians can perform any functions necessary to get the job done right the first time. You never have to schedule other contractors; we can do it all.

Contact SERVPRO of Burke County for a full-service solution to water issues on your property. We take creating solutions to your problem seriously, performing at a level that often exceeds our customer's expectations. Call our office today (828) 874-0966.

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Fire Damage To Your Morganton Property

5/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage To Your Morganton Property Cleaning and restoring a property after a fire is more cost-efficient than replacement.

Fire Damage

Cleaning and restoring a property after a fire is more cost-efficient than replacement. Many fire insurance providers prefer to pay for the restoration of furniture and insist on both an inspection and making an attempt to clean before writing off entire living or dining room sets.

Restoring the effects of fire damage to your Morganton home is an option to consider when possible. To ensure that it is done correctly, without further harm, requires a professional. SERVPRO has decades of experience throughout North Carolina when it comes to successfully cleaning and returning your home and its contents back to its original state. To accomplish this, we have developed six cleaning methods based on the property and type of damage.

Dry Cleaning
We use this method to remove light-to-medium, non-greasy soils or to pre-clean excess residues before starting wet cleaning. Most of this is done with dusting cloths or feather dusters to remove dry, surface particles. For heavier soils or light debris, our technicians may use vacuums or dry sponges.

Wet Cleaning
We use this method to remove moderate-to-heavy smoke and soot residues effectively. Technicians typically saturate the items with water during the process. For heavier residues, we mix the water with a cleaning agent to ensure a successful finish.

Spray And Wipe
This is a wet method that applies water and a cleaning agent with a spray bottle instead of saturating the item. We prefer this method on items where there is a risk of the color running if it is soaked. A spray bottle also gives our technicians more control over the amount of water and cleaning used.

Foam Cleaning
This method uses a specially designed, pump-up spray bottle to apply foam rather than water and cleaning agents. It is particularly useful to clean upholstery fabric that might shrink under too much water or other liquid. For small areas, technicians also use an upholstery brush to agitate a shampoo solution, generate the foam, and then apply it by hand.

Abrasive Cleaning
The idea with this method is to use a thicker cleaning agent that contains abrasive ingredients to scrub rough surfaces such as rock and some types of marble, often with a brush, steel wool or abrasive scrubbing pads.

Immersion Cleaning
This last method uses saturation to soak an item with heavy residues completely. Immersion is very useful for a structural property like Venetian blinds. For other articles, we also use high-frequency sound waves for ultrasonic cleaning. The sound waves force millions of bubbles through the item and the immersion tank to agitate and scrub very solid residues. It is an excellent technique for items that have been left to absorb residues for days or even weeks.

Restoring your home and property is not a quick or simple process. However, SERVPRO of Burke County is here to walk you through every method and process. Call us today at (828) 874-0966.

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The Role Of Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers When Repairing Flood Damage In Drexel

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Role Of Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifiers When Repairing Flood Damage In Drexel We provide expert help and assistance with all manner of flood-related repairs.

Repairing Flood Damage

The dehumidifier is one of the key elements for flood damage repair. It is a relatively simple device, but it is very powerful, and it plays a vital role in applied structural drying. It works by drawing excess moisture out of the atmosphere and containing it in a secure receptacle so that it can no longer cause damage to surrounding materials.

There are two main types of dehumidifier, and both are valuable for structural drying. However, they tend to compatible with specific conditions and environment. At SERVPRO, we put lots of effort into constructing suitable dehumidification setups, because consistency is essential for success. The rate of dehumidification must surpass the speed of evaporation.

What Is A Low Grain Refrigerant Dehumidifier?
Low grain dehumidifiers (or LGRs) accelerate the drying process by adding another stage. Before the humid air gets directed across a cold coil and the water is forced back into liquid form, it is artificially cooled. The advantage of this is that the vapor transitions back into a liquid with a lot less effort and energy because it is already at a low temperature.

The addition of the cooling stage makes LGRs a very efficient choice. Like standard refrigerant machines, they perform at their best in rooms which are between 18 to 32 degrees. However, they can provide a lowermost specific humidity of around thirty-five grains to every pound.

When Are LGRs Most Useful For Drying?
As they are efficient to run and can handle lower humidity levels, SERVPRO recommends LGRs for nearly all flood damage cases. They are especially helpful when it comes to extracting water from porous structural substances. Whether a standard or LGR device gets brought into the affected space, the rate of drying requires careful control.

At the start of the process, the ideal internal temperature is no greater than 30 degrees. When the drying process begins to draw to a close, the technicians incrementally reduce the internal temperature to a minimum of 20 degrees.

SERVPRO of Burke County is a local flood damage restoration service. We provide expert help and assistance with all manner of flood-related repairs. With the support of our structural drying techniques, you can get your home and your life back to normal in no time. Call us 24/7 at (828) 874-0966.

Water Damage In Your Valdese Home?

4/18/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Your Valdese Home? Valdese Unwanted Water Damages Carpeting and Homes--Call SERVPRO for Restoration

Rely on the Experts from SERVPRO for Recovery from Water Damage

Many homeowners commonly make the mistake of not seeking professional services until damages get so far out of hand that water begins to burst everywhere, or floods entire sections of their homes. A quality restoration company is not just here to help you recover after an event occurs, they are also here to help you prevent incidents from happening.
If you notice any amount of water damage in your Valdese area home, contact a local restoration company with IICRC certified technicians to perform a full inspection of your property. They can help determine how extensive the damages are and give you advice on how to proceed.  
At SERVPRO, we have experienced situations where tiny leaks remain undetected for weeks, or months, causing severe water damage and extensive mold growth to occur, without the homeowner even knowing it. Small leaks, hidden moisture, roof leaks, broken fixtures or appliances, as well as a variety of plumbing issues add to the situation if not maintained properly.  
Contact a company, like SERVPRO, when these kinds of issues become a problem in your home. We perform a full pre-inspection of your property, locate hidden moisture with infrared moisture detectors and make any repairs necessary to get the source of moisture causing the problem under control. Not to mention we have access to a variety of water extraction equipment and several years of experience dealing with water issues just like yours.
SERVPRO technicians can provide you with grading and drainage services to help prevent flooding during inclement weather, going as far as installing submersible pumps and backflow valves when necessary. We can also check all of the pipes on your property for leaks and make the necessary repairs to prevent issues from forming.
Avoid waiting until an event occurs on your property before contacting a professional restoration company, the more information you provide or, the more of a chance you give us to protect your home properly, the likelier you are to avoid extensive damages.  
Give SERVPRO of Burke County a call today. Any of our staff can provide you with a full description of available services and help you discover which solution would be best to address your unique situation.We are here to help, call anytime. (828) 874-0966

Fire Damage Restoration in Bridgewater

4/4/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration in Bridgewater SERVPRO Cleans and Restores Fire & Smoke Damage in Bridgewater

SERVPRO Offers Various Solutions to Smoke & Fire Damaging Events

Fire can cause serious damage to your property. There are, however, other damages which can seriously affect your home as well. Smoke odor invades personal belongings and building materials of all kinds. Soot damages walls which haven’t been burned by the flames. Experience a fire can be devastating, but SERVPRO understands that your cherished memories and possessions are at stake. We are fire cleanup and restoration experts, and we specialize in smoke and soot damage as well.
If your Bridgewater home is damaged by fire, it is critical to contact professionals who specialize in fire and smoke restoration process as quickly as possible to prevent any additional damage. Your local SERVPRO franchise is available anytime you need to minimize fire and smoke damage to your home.
Our restoration process is thorough, and we get to your home and help you in a short time after you contact us. We do a quick assessment of damages, pretesting and estimates. If needed, our technicians do emergency board-up, and structural stabilization, plus our methods are environmentally friendly when it comes to cleaning soot and other residues from fire damage. We also remove smoke odors, sanitize the area and do air purification to make your home safe and healthy again.
We carefully remove and secure any damaged household goods, personal possessions and other contents for restoration and cleaning. Industrial grade water extractors are used, as well as air movers, dehumidifiers, and other equipment to efficiently remove water that was left behind from firefighting efforts. Affected areas are reconstructed, and antimicrobials and disinfectants are used to prevent mildew and mold from growing.
SERVPRO gets your property back to normal quickly. Our specialized training, equipment, and cleaning methods, combined with our experience, results in faster cleanup and less smoke damage restoration costs. We use specialized cleaning methods and equipment to save your personal possessions, and many times we can restore your home’s contents to their former condition. "Like it never even happened."  We also help you with the process of insurance claims to make it as painless as possible for you.
If your home has experienced fire and smoke damage, call SERVPRO of Burke County right away to have our experts help you – just dial (828) 874-0966.

Water Damage in Your Morganton Home can be Ugly and Possibly Hazardous to Your Health

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Your Morganton Home can be Ugly and Possibly Hazardous to Your Health Water can seep into your house after an event causing damage. Invite SERVPRO to assess and remediate for more than satisfactory results.

SERVPRO Technicians Find the Source of the Water Damage before Beginning the Remediation Process

When water is present in your home in areas that are not designed to have water, these areas become damaged. Often, water leaves behind signs of its presence. Some of these are simply unappealing to look at, and others can create dangers in your home.
Morganton homes are not immune to water damage, no matter how well or recently they were built. Many newer homes in the United States have problems with moisture condensation because of their tighter construction. Others have problems with basements filling with water because gutters have downspouts placed too closely together in only a few areas, without any drainage system in place to draw the water away from the home's foundation.
Water stains, bubbled wallpapers, mold infestations, and warped and cracked flooring often remains behind after water has intruded. These changes in your home can destroy its appearance quickly, and also make your home unsafe for your family. Mold spores can find their way into areas that were otherwise untouched by water and create their own type of damage by disintegrating the surfaces on which they grow.
Larger problems are created when the foundation of your home is affected by water damage. If downspouts allow enough water to collect on the exterior of your home in concentrated areas, this can turn the once-solid ground into mud. This mud can move, and press against the foundation walls.
At the same time, crawlspaces can also become damaged. Remaining wet, crawlspaces can allow mold to grow and then enter your home through air intake venting systems. Often, floors inside of crawlspaces are dirt, and the presence of water turns this dirt into mud. Covered and dark, it can take a lengthy period for these areas to dry out completely.
Regardless of the nature of your home's problem with water damage, SERVPRO of Burke County has the professionals who can cure your house, making it “Like it never even happened.” To find out more, contact us at any time of the day or night at (828) 874-0966.

Why Mold Damage Comes Back In Bridgewater

3/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Mold Damage Comes Back In Bridgewater Mold lives everywhere.

Mold Damage

Mold lives everywhere – inside your home, outdoors, at your work, in your child's school, even in your local hospitals. Eliminating mold is impossible. Controlling mold is something that can be done by controlling the environment. If this is done correctly, even if mold exists in your home, it can do nothing except remain where it settles.

When Bridgewater residents remove mold damage found in their homes on their own, they often find that there is more mold later on, and in additional locations. There are a few reasons behind this preventable phenomena. There are also ways to prevent mold from growing.

Removing mold in areas that are exposed to air currents can cause spores to be released into the air. Worse than this is when fans are used to dry an area that has mold after bleach has been used. Bleach only removes the color of the mold, while at the same time providing mold with one of the very things mold needs to grow. Hence, mold, ready to grow, is whisked off into the air, and then is deposited around your home.

Another way that mold can spread is when personal belongings that are infested with mold are thrown away. If they are carried to the garbage can inside your home and thrown away, this can allow spores to be released. Items that are moldy should be bagged up when found, and then, after the bag is knotted, taken to an outside garbage can to be disposed of safely. When you find mold growing, it is nice to remember that mold needs protection from sunlight, moisture, and cellulose. It does not take much time for mold to grow out of control and ruin clothing, other fabric items, carpeting and rugs, and much more in your home.

Mold can also indicate a problem with water leaks or drips nearby. SERVPRO technicians are trained to not only remediate mold and rid your home of mold damage, but also to locate the sources that support out of control growths of mold. Water from leaky windows, sagging gutters, and malfunctioning air conditioners are also sources. Having a dehumidifier installed can help prevent mold from growing when moisture comes from basements and crawlspaces.

SERVPRO of Burke County wants to help you control mold damage and ensure that your home remains that way. When you have discovered mold in your home, do not hesitate to call us at (828) 874-0966. We can begin remediating any size mold problem within the hour.