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An Answer For Water Damage Affecting Your Home In Hickory

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage An Answer For Water Damage Affecting Your Home In Hickory Small leaks and condensation formed by improper ventilation can cause extensive water and mold damage.

Water Damage And Your Home

Taking care of your Hickory home is an investment, something you have to maintain regularly to benefit from in the future. Things such as water damage happen on your property regardless of whether a spill occurs or not.

Many problems, such as a broken pipe or a faulty appliance allow water to enter your Hickory home, causing water damage and making things far worse. These type of maintenance issues require expertly trained personnel to maintain your home correctly. Luckily, you have a local resource you can count on to provide you with a variety of recommendations that help protect your investment.

The weather that develops throughout the year, the age and condition of each appliance, the stress placed on plumbing, and whether maintenance is performed regularly all play a role in how long you can go before replacing many items found in your home today. You can get the help you need to ensure your home remains in proper working order by calling the expertly trained professionals at SERVPRO.

As a homeowner, it is easy to forget about the things we cannot see. However, as the days turn into weeks, months, or even years, each pipe, connection, appliance, age. The sealant used to make these connections tight dissolves over time, allowing small amounts of water to enter your home. Every time you use an appliance such as the washing machine, dishwasher, or even your A/C unit, condensation forms that may also pose a problem, if not maintained properly.

Small leaks and condensation formed by improper ventilation can cause extensive water damage to your home, often leading to corrosion, rot, as well as mold. It takes a proactive approach to catch many of these problems early enough to avoid expensive repairs. The IICRC-industry certified technicians at SERVPRO can help you locate hidden dangers and provide you with the protection you need.

Our services are available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We take pride in providing outstanding services for the members of our local community and want to be a source you feel you can trust. SERVPRO has an entire Green Fleet ready to deploy whenever needed, making us Faster To Any Size Disaster you may have.

Contact SERVPRO of Catawba County West for additional information about available services or to discuss your specific situation, today (828) 322-4400.

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Failing Sprinkler Systems Cause Water Damage To Your Sweetwater Store

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Failing Sprinkler Systems Cause Water Damage To Your Sweetwater Store Sprinkler systems are not designed to fail, but there are plenty of times that they do.

Failing Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems are not designed to fail, but there are plenty of times that they do. This failure can present itself in many ways, but pipe leaks and breakage are among the most common. To your grocery store, this can pose some severe threats to customer safety and your profits. Your Sweetwater business has no way to plan for such an incident, let alone the immediate problems that it causes.

When pipes break within a grocery store, the location of this break can mean some immediate dangers to employees and customers. For example, should the sprinkler system above your freezer units fail, the resulting water on the floor could carry a live electrical current from the circuits connecting these units to the breaker box somewhere in the back of the store. This goes far beyond traditional commercial water damage concerns for your Sweetwater store and becomes life-threatening.

While that might be an extreme case, excessive water in any area of your store is something that you need to take care of right away. That is why our SERVPRO team is available at all hours of the day to offer our emergency mitigation services. Getting the restoration process started as soon as possible ensures a smaller claim that gets filed to the insurance, or in worse cases, less out-of-pocket expenses to the owner of the store for repairs.

You cannot run a business that has water damage, and we at SERVPRO are equipped with the experience and fast response to ensure that your business has its doors open again as quickly as possible. Our process begins with assessing the root of the problem with your sprinkler system, repairing the damages to this network, and then restoring the affected area so that your customers are none the wiser that anything ever happened.

If you deal with water damages to your store, trust us at SERVPRO of Catawba County West to respond right away and mitigate your loss. Fast actions save your equipment and your establishment from further damages, so do not hesitate. Call us 24/7 at (828) 322-4400.

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When In Hickory, You Need To Know All About Fire Damage

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When In Hickory, You Need To Know All About Fire Damage Hickory Area Fires Call for Professional Cleanup, Restoration, and Odor Removal--Rely on SERVPRO

Restoring and Cleaning Up After a Significant Fire is Key to Recovery for the Homeowner

Though we all appreciate what fire does for us, no one loves the problems it may inflict on a property when not adequately regulated or during an accident. Yes, fire damages occur, and you need to know how to deal with them appropriately. A fire restoration service is what you need to ensure your property is in good hands.

When in Hickory, you need to understand that all fire damage issues are not the same and each requires a different approach. Some fire disasters may be too extensive and require long hours of removing the resulting smoke and all the bad odors that may be difficult to identify the source. That is why you need a professional service like SERVPRO to ensure every aspect of restoration is well taken care of, and no areas are left unattended.

During a damaging fire event, not everything is destroyed, and there are plenty of components you can restore to their earlier state. SERVPRO can help you to identify every piece of your property and items that can be repaired and start working on them. The restoration process is not simple, and you need a lot of cleaning and deodorization. Torched homes experience fire damage, and you need to be familiar with the processes of dealing with the resulting mess.

Deodorization is done to remove the different odors left after a fire damage. You may think that using a few fragrance cleaning materials may get rid of, it but it is never a permanent solution. You need to identify the exact sources of the smells and obliterate them. Deodorization is done using specialized tools and highly qualified technicians with lots of experience. Simply masking odors is not a permanent solution.

In some situations, the affected properties may be hard to restore to their earlier state. Reconstructing and repairing these fire damages can be a challenging job that only professional restoration services may be able to handle. Experience helps you at this point, and you need a company that has been in the business for a while. SERVPRO strives to restore and not replace, but under severely charred structures, we can even call in third-party partners to expedite, and efficiency restore your home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Catawba County West can help you restore your property after a fire damage incident of whatever magnitude. Call us at (828) 322-4400 and get professional services.

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Be Wary of Mold Following the Storm in Hickory, NC

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Be Wary of Mold Following the Storm in Hickory, NC In this Hickory home, mold has grown on the wall just above the floor molding.

After the storm on Monday, many in Hickory, NC have damaged homes and property. Because of the heavy rains, most of the damaged properties are at high risk for mold.

Mold and fungal spores occur naturally outdoors, with fungi being one of the Earth’s most important recyclers. In general, mold will not grow indoors; it becomes a problem only where there is water damage, elevated and prolonged humidity, or dampness.

Fortunately, indoor mold growth can be prevented after storm damage (or stopped, if it has already begun to grow); the key is to control and remove excessive moisture and condensation. In general, mold will not grow indoors without water, dampness or excessive moisture, so it’s imperative that you keep susceptible areas in the home clean and dry following a storm.

In the case of floods, any standing water should be promptly removed, and water-damaged materials should be either dried out and cleaned or removed and replaced. Porous materials that are wet for more than 48 hours are likely to produce mold growth and should be discarded.

In instances where the water damage is extensive, it is strongly recommended that you consult professional help in Hickory, such as a commercial restoration company. The earlier they are called, the faster they can stop the mold from spreading and reduce counts to normal levels.

Deodorizing Your Hickory Restaurant's Restroom After Flooding

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Deodorizing Your Hickory Restaurant's Restroom After Flooding When a toilet floods in your restaurant, call SERVPRO to dry and deodorize the area immediately.

Thorough and Fast Flood Damage Remediation Services

Burst pipes and plumbing fixtures which are leaking are common problems seen in insurance claims for commercial water damage each year in Hickory. Some issues which are seen a lot with toilets can lead to significant damage, and you can prevent many plumbing problems with regular maintenance. The worst damage occurs when you do not call a professional for help, and water damage which might not be visible on the surface keeps spreading and getting worse.

When a toilet fails in your Hickory restaurant, you need help right away from professionals to clean up the commercial water damage and prevent additional problems. You can reach SERVPRO any time you need us, and we work fast to prevent much downtime for your business’ restroom.

In a situation where a restroom has experienced flooding, we also need to deodorize the area once the water is extracted and the area is dry again. A clean smell is one of the primary factors in having an immaculate job, and we pride ourselves in thoroughly cleaning your property after a disaster. When you are not happy with the smell, you are unhappy with the job. Our aim is for you to be delighted when we are done.

High humidity levels help to dissolve and carry odor vapors to your nose, making them more noticeable than in dry air. Your nose is the primary thing which detects odors. They come from airborne chemicals, tiny particles or gases. Our job goes beyond drying the structure and getting rid of damaged materials. We also ensure that you as our customer interprets smells in the structure as good when we are ready to leave.

SERVPRO techs use several safety equipment items which must be used when dispersing gaseous deodorant or fog. We always use respirators, and everyone must be out of the area which is being fogged. We wear chemical resistant gloves as well, especially while we are applying disinfectants. Protective clothing and eye protection are essential as well.

Also, some chemicals used in deodorization cannot be disposed of in your sewage lines. Instead, they must be thrown away according to state or local guidelines, which we make sure to follow.

SERVPRO of Catawba County West not only know how to dry your business back out after a water damage emergency but we clean and sanitize the affected area as well. Business owners in the areas of St. Stephens, Sweetwater, and Hickory can reach us anytime they are in need at (828) 322-4400.

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Mold Damage Inside The Walls Of Your Fairgrove Home

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Inside The Walls Of Your Fairgrove Home When you are dealing with mold growth in your home in Fairgrove, you need to check for mold on the inside of your walls as well.

Mold Damage Inside Your Walls

When you are dealing with mold growth in your home in Fairgrove, you need to check for mold on the inside of your walls as well. It is quite common, when the mold is on the outside of your walls, that it is growing on the inside as well. If you do not remove this mold, there is no point in getting rid of the rest of the issue, as it just keeps growing and spreading.

You should suspect mold and mold damage in the walls of your Fairgrove home if there is much mold already on the outside of your walls, there has been flooding, or other significant water damage in your home or a musty odor is present in the room, but no mold is visible. For assistance in finding and getting rid of the mold, it is best to call the professionals at SERVPRO. We are fully trained and certified to take care of your mold damage and whatever is causing it.

It's essential that you contact us as soon as you realize you have a mold growth problem, as mold may cause health concerns for you and your family. Understand that moisture is the key to mold helps you to realize why you have the mold. Any water damage in your home must be dried up very quickly since mold can grow in just 24 to 48 hours. Our technicians’ jobs are to fix the problem which started the mold growth and dry your home out as soon as possible.

SERVPRO staff follows EPA Mold Remediation Guidelines which provide a flowchart of steps for mold remediation. Upon their suggestions, we clean and dry moldy materials first, discard any moldy materials which cannot be cleaned, and then dry any remaining non-moldy items within 48 hours.

When you contact SERVPRO of Catawba County West to handle your mold problem inside your walls, you can rest easy in knowing we take care of the problem thoroughly. If you reside in the areas of St. Stephens, Sweetwater, or Brookford, you can call us at (828) 322-4400 anytime you need.

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Mountain View Residents Get Professional Help with Fire Damage in Their Homes

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Mountain View Residents Get Professional Help with Fire Damage in Their Homes If you experience a house fire, rely on SERVPRO to restore your home.

SERVPRO is Ready to Assist You with Your Fire Damage Restoration Needs

We serve homeowners throughout the Mountain View area, providing emergency cleanup and restoration services that give you the help you deserve when you need it the most. Our technicians are proud to be your choice for providing restoration services in your home and show it in everything we do.

If you are looking for help recovering from fire damage on your Mountain View property, give us a call. We are available 24/7, 356-days a year to deliver full-service solutions to members of our local community. Regardless of what your situation is, we work with your insurance company and manage your entire restoration process from start to finish.

At SERVPRO we recently helped a homeowner who had a devastating fire in their kitchen. The flames spread from their stove to window coverings, cabinets, flooring, appliances and more. As a majority of home fires derive from cooking, electrical, or heating incidents, this was nothing new. However, after firefighters did their best to put the fire out, you could easily see that this was just the start of a long night.

The homeowner had a pre-arranged relationship with SERVPRO, where they visited our READY APP to provide additional, helpful information about the location of their residence, belongings, and concerns to our technicians before we ever needed to respond to a call. We found that the family had some souvenirs, family keepsakes of sorts that were important to them.  

With this information, SERVPRO was able to respond quicker, providing the homeowner with valuable board-up services that helped protect the rest of their home while restoration was underway. We also helped the customer find suitable temporary housing and began their fire damage restoration right away. 

We help you understand your situation, explain our services in detail, and do everything we can to make your house a home again. All of our cleaning and restoration technicians are IICRC certified, have access to the latest equipment, and vast resources that make restoring your home successful.

Contact SERVPRO of Catawba County West, our technicians are standing by to assist you with emergency situations that often occur. Obtain services for your Fairgrove, Cooksville, or Brookford property, from a locally owned and operated restoration company, today. (828) 322-4000

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Predicting Flood Damage in Sweetwater Before a Hurricane

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Predicting Flood Damage in Sweetwater Before a Hurricane Keep on top of warnings about storms in your area for safety reasons. If your property is in the path of a storm and gets damaged call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready and Equipped to Remediate Your Property After a Storm

Hurricanes and tropical storms rank among the worst natural disasters in the world, typically causing billions in damage and claiming many innocent lives whenever they make landfall. While preparing yourself and your home for flood damage in Sweetwater and evacuation is important, one must also take care not to leave too early, or when the storm is unlikely to hit. Determining when it is and is not safe to stay home can be difficult with unclear and inaccurate forecasts, but there are still some warning signs you should heed when a storm is impending. Knowing when and when not to expect flooding could save you a life and your home an unneeded call to SERVPRO.
Angle of Approach
While television depictions of hurricane paths can sometimes instantly conjure worries of flood damage to your Sweetwater home, it is important to keep in mind what direction the hurricane is approaching from. If the storm is coming from the south or southwest, it is likely to lose a significant amount of energy and rainfall potential while passing over other land areas. This typically corresponds to a lower risk of flooding. However, if it is coming directly from the Atlantic, it may not lose as much power and create a devastating impact on your home.
Hurricane "Arms"
Most hurricanes and cyclones have "arms" of particularly heavy rainfall. This means that while one-half of the hurricane may receive enormous amounts of precipitation, the other half may be relatively light by comparison. Be sure to watch weather radars and determine if the worst rainfall is likely to pass over you.
Evacuation Warnings
Paying attention to evacuation warnings is crucial for hurricane survival. While you are probably fine if no evacuation warning has been issued, some homeowners may want to move out of harm's way regardless. If there is a voluntary evacuation notice, this means that risk is high enough to recommend relocation, but not strong enough to start a scramble for inland areas. If a mandatory evacuation is issued, the only safe option is to get yourself and your family out of the area as quickly as possible.
SERVPRO of Catawba County West is ready after every major storm to help local homeowners rebuild and restore their houses. If your home has suffered storm and flood damage, give us a call at (828) 322-4400.

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The Most Important Step for Water Removal in Sweetwater

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Most Important Step for Water Removal in Sweetwater Sweetwater Leaks and Water Removal? Call SERVPRO!

Scoping  the Water Damage, SERVPRO Can Assess and Restore Your Property

Pipes can break, tiny cracks can become large leaks, appliance hoses can wear out. However, whatever the reason for a water emergency in Sweetwater, the result is the same. You have a major mess on your hands, from water cleanup to mold worries and insurance paperwork.

That is why the first thing to do after you shut off the water is to call the pros at SERVPRO, water removal specialists in Sweetwater. We deal with water emergencies daily in our business. We know how frustrating it can be, how inconvenient and how complicated it is to put the situation right.

We take pride in our ability to streamline the entire process. Our team of experts can assess the damage after a full inspection, remove the water and get rid of moisture in the air. We then clean and repair the disorder and restore your home, so it is comfortable again. Moreover, it does not stop there. We can work directly through you with your insurer to handle the claim.

As soon as we come to your house, we look around for the source of the water and shut it off. Then we do a thorough inspection, checking for contaminated water and figuring out exactly what has been affected. This inspection gives you and our team an accurate picture so we can proceed efficiently.

The next step is removing the standing water with industry-specific pumps and vacuum units on SERVPRO trucks. This equipment is powerful enough to remove most of the water, even hundreds of gallons, quickly.

We also need to dry and dehumidify your home. Based on the size of the affected area, the temperature in the house and the humidity level, we determine how many air movers and dehumidifiers to bring in. The number of each must be in balance to do the work quickly and without causing further damage to your home and belongings. Later we help with cleaning, repair, and restoration.

We do not leave you on your own when it is time to deal with the insurance company. You have our help throughout the claims process.

Locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Catawba County West is here to help when a water removal emergency strikes. Call us 24/7 at (828) 322-4400. We are serving Sweetwater, Hickory and Jacob’s Fork.

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Keeping Sink Drains in Your Hickory Home Clear to Prevent Overflows

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Keeping Sink Drains in Your Hickory Home Clear to Prevent Overflows Sink overflows and water damage can be a hassle to deal with; Let SERVPRO take care of it for you.

Prevent Water Damage in Your Hickory Residential Home

Sink overflows can make more than just a soggy mess of your home in Hickory. If the situation gets out of control, it can result in flooding inside your house and severe water damage to your property. It can make an unhealthy living environment as well if the sink water is unsanitary, making it the perfect recipe for the growth of bacteria. To best deal with a sink which has overflowed, you should always try to prevent it from even happening.

It is not always easy to prevent a sink from overflowing in your Hickory home. Keep in mind that most overflows and subsequent water damage happen because of a clogged drain. When you can maintain the drain, water can flow to the sewers as it should. However, accidents do happen, and you need the help of a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO when dealing with a water emergency.

To keep your sinks clean, there are some simple steps you can take. Firstly, do not dispose of food scraps in your sink unless you have a garbage disposal already attached. Even if the scraps fit in the drain, they accumulate over time and can form a solid clog that restricts water flow. Also, just because oil, fat, and grease look fluid, does not mean they go right down with the water to the sewers. Instead, they can deposit and solidify in your drainage pipe, causing it to clog later. Instead, you should properly dispose of all your used oil and grease.

Avoid letting any hair go down the drain as well. It can accumulate just like solid food particles, then ball up and make a barrier which prevents water going through to the sewage system. A drain cover can help to filter out hair, plus other solid, large objects which could fall into your sink. Only take the lid out when you are cleaning your sink.

Even though they love it, do not let your children play with water in the sinks. They can get quite creative and have been known to flush small toys down sink drains. Toy cars and action figures are some of the most difficult clogs to clear, so teach your children early on.

When you are dealing with a sink overflow, call SERVPRO immediately. We can help solve the problem, plus repair any water damage the accident has caused. We work fast to avoid additional damage including mold growth, and we ensure your home is thoroughly dry again before the job is completed.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Catawba County West is trained specially to handle any water damage. If you reside in St. Stephens, Hickory, or Sweetwater, you can reach us at any time of day or night by dialing (828) 322-4400.

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