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On The Road In No Time

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of inside drivers cabin of a transfer truck Let's meet up! SERVPRO is always here to help clean up your work space, even on the road!

One of the greatest assets to our economy are truck drivers. Drivers are out on the open road, delivering goods and services to businesses and homes all over the country. Most of us imagine our workday inside of a building, office, or even from our desk at home. Others in our community are serving their day in their vehicles, as well. Police Officers, Fire Men and Women, Animal Control Services, and more! SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties offers vehicle cleaning services!

You may be looking for a deep cleaning of  your upholstery or flooring, or perhaps an antimicrobial sanitizing treatment to keep your small workspace safe and healthy; we're here to help!

Our technicians can come out to do a full cleaning wipe-down including high-touch areas like doors, handles, the dash and steering wheel. Sometimes, our most comfortable spaces are the ones we overlook the most when it comes to sanitation needs. In some cases, you could even come to us!

Give us a call today to schedule services for your company vehicles! 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848.

Unavoidable Disasters

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Many disasters cannot be avoided. Natural disasters can occur at any time. Whether it is flooding, fire or storm damage it’s important to know that the restoration company you choose is up for the job. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained and ready to get to work 24-7 to help you with your damages. Our technicians are certified in the restoration industry including the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. (IICRC)

Storms are not new to SERVPRO. We will help you from start to finish, working with your insurance company as well as dealing with the aftermath of the storm to get your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is trained to handle a variety of  situations, knowing storms can cause more than one type of damage to a home or a business. We can handle different types of cleanup and restoration methods. You will receive first class, quality care from our family-owned business. We are committed to providing the best services to our neighbors in Henderson, Oxford, Louisburg, Franklinton, Butner, Manson, Stovall, and all around the surrounding communities!

We Can Handle It

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO? Because we can handle any type of disaster!

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours, and neither do we. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

WATER is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

In as little as 48 hours, MOLD can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting
  • When you call SERVPRO, you are calling the best. This is what we do!

As FIRE restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business. We are committed to providing superior service while restoring your property back to pre-fire condition.

  • Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We're here in your communities!

Call 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848

When Storms Come Your Way

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Springtime Storms lingering around the Henderson, Oxford, and Louisburg areas can cause small streams to overflow and ground water can quickly become a nuisance to your basement, often at a very swift rate. 

Homes damaged by flooding and other storm activity need a quick response! Mitigation and restoration is our game. SERVPRO restores both the structure and the belongings for members in our community, both businesses and homes.

There are things that you can do to help your family recover from storm damages, as well. These include simple and effective steps that can make life immediately after any disaster less stressful. Basic toiletries after a disaster are essential, but many places sheltering families have these items on hand.

  • Keep a current record of special details for your loved ones and their lives. You might include a list of current medications and physician contact information. Also, contact information for family, school, work, and insurance contacts.
  • Keep an emergency bag of vital but non-perishable essentials for your everyone in the family. This might include activity items for young children, extra baby bottles or sippy cups (complete with the ring and nipple), and even charging devices for any electronics. Changes of clothing including underwear, T-shirts, and sweatpants/shorts, and extra socks can make things easier, especially the first couple of days if your family moves to temporary housing. Already having a temporary housing plan in place for such events allows your family a bit of breathing room and comfort during a large loss situation. 

Call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 so we can mitigate, restore, and rebuild your home “Like it never even happened.”

Hey, What's That Spot?

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

How To Spot Water Damage

There are many signs that can give you a clue if you have a water damage issue in your home or commercial office.

  • Water Accumulation - one of the easiest ways to spot water damage is seeing standing or pooling water beginning to build up in an area of your home or office. This could be from a faulty appliance line, toilets, leaky pipe or flooding from a storm.
  • Discoloration - when water begins accumulate to above your ceiling, you may not be able to see the water but you will begin to see the ceiling change color. The area may appear wet or dry and can be a yellow, brown or copper color. Walls may also have bubbling, cracking or peeling paint or wallpaper in addition to staining.
  • Changes in texture - water if let unattended will begin to cause additional damages.
    • Buckling - your wood floors would begin having the edges rise up after the water seeps into the floor boards and the wood floor begins to soak in the water causing damage to the floor.
    • Sagging/Sinking - the water can get into the floor board and cause your your hardwood floors to 'feel soft' and 'sag'. If you notice this in your home, call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties right away so a professional can evaluate the affected area.
    • Expansion - as the humidity is too high and/or the building materials absorbs too much water they can begin to separate. Two areas to keep an eye out for this are your wood floor and the casing around your doors and baseboards. Those are early signs you might have water damage.

Mold can grow in your home or office after finding water damage within 24-48 hours. SERVPRO responds fast to begin the water removal process. By responding quickly, SERVPRO minimizes the water damage while also reducing the chance of having mold damage in your home. 

When dealing with water damage, the faster you can begin the restoration process, the better chance you have of insurance covering the damage and you mitigate the issue from becoming larger.

Business Restoration Services

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial Building  Restoration Services

The key to proper building restoration is how quickly you act to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long, providing you with emergency restoration and professional cleaning and reconstruction services when you need them most. We have the expertise and equipment to handle any size disaster. We work with your insurance company to make the process easier for you and we will keep you informed every step of the way.

We provide restoration solutions for:

  • Apartment and condominium buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Municipal buildings

Whether you need immediate service or you have questions about your restoration or reconstruction project, contact the experts at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties. SERVPRO has the expertise and experience including restoration services for fire, water, storm, hurricane, and mold damage. 

As a proud member of the Granville County Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce, and the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, we're here to help support other small businesses in our community! Contact us for an inspection and estimate for your restoration project. 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848

We're Always Here To Help

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties offers Water Damage Restorationto home and business owners. We offer 24/7 Emergency Response so you know you can get help when you need it most.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster

If your property requires professional Mold Remediation, SERVPRO has years of experience removing mold damaged material and restoring indoor air quality to acceptable levels. With our advanced technology and our highly trained professionals, SERVPRO can mitigate your mold problems for you and take care of them "Like it never even happened."

Fire Damage Restoration is a very complex process that should only be handled by professionals. Learn more about the process and why SERVPRO is considered a leader in this industry. We are with you every step of the way

Our best asset is our employees. SERVPRO has an extensive Employee Certification Training, a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include:

  • Crew Training
  • Fire Restoration
  • Water Restoration
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
  • Locally Owned and Operated, which means that we live in your neighborhoods. You are our neighbors and we care about the condition of your home. Feel safe and secure when you call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville counties.

Right Away The Right Way

4/27/2021 (Permalink)

When your property is exposed to water damage , it is important that the area is dried out completely and quickly. Just because the leak  has been stopped and the area doesn’t seem very affected, doesn’t mean the water damage has stopped. Water damage spreads quickly and needs to be handled immediately to avoid bacteria and mold growth. SERVPRO professionals will identify the full extent of water damage and act quickly to get your property back to its previous condition.

It is important that a restoration company like SERVPRO gets involved right away. We use high velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, and more in order to get your commercial or residential property dried out quickly. Water damage is progressive, and even seemingly unharmed areas can soak in air humidity and can cause mold and mildew.

We are locally owned and operated. That means our staff members live right here in your town! You are our neighbors, and we will do everything we can to get you back in your home or business as quickly and safely as possible. We work with your insurance company to mitigate on your behalf. We do our best to make this as painless a process as possible. 

Once the water damage is taken care of, we get you and your life back "Like it never even happened."

Call the experts.....The Green behind the Clean! 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848

Commercial Cleaning Services

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties know what it is like to have a business , and we will do all that we can to help with any and all your commercial needs!

Whether it be air duct cleaning, general cleaning, carpet cleaning, post-construction cleaning, removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your business look its very best.

We've got your covered when it comes to mold remediation, water damage, or smoke and fire damage, you can rest assured that SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance, and Granville Counties will do all that we can to get the job done thoroughly, efficiently, and in a timely manner.

• Small Office Buildings
• Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
• Apartment Buildings
• Restaurants
• Hotel/Motels
• Small Retail Stores
• Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
• High-Rise Residential
• Manufacturing & Industrial
• Government/Military

When the dirt, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you need SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties. Our trained technicians use top-of-the-line equipment to make your business shine again.

Where Do We Even Begin?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Soot covered belongings in a home following a fire. From wooden furniture and precious antiques, to delicate fabrics, SERVPRO cares about your personal property following a fire.


After we are on the scene when you've experienced a fire at your home, the first step SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties will take is to confirm that the property is safe to enter. We will check for signs of structural damage that compromises the home and carefully inspect the property from the outside before opening the door. 

If you are concerned, you should wait for a home inspector to deem the property safe before you enter.


Smoke and soot will cause damage even after the fire has been extinguished. You and the professionals from SERVPRO working in your home should be cautious of soot staining, mold and mildew, rust and corrosion as well as the air quality in your home.

Soot staining occurs when the soot particles in the air adhere to surfaces and cause discoloration. Depending on the surface material and the time elapsed, the soot staining may still be completely removable. In other cases, it will leave behind a permanent discoloration. Some sensitive materials include metals, plastics, grout, carpeting, textiles and wood. SERVPRO will examine these materials in your home and properly clean them to reduce the damage.

Mold and mildew can be a problem and form quickly, so you should look for signs of water damage. If water damage is suspected, the proper restoration and mold and mildew removal processes should begin as soon as possible to minimize further damage.

Cleaning up smoke damage begins by using an air scrubber to clean the air. If there is any smoke-damaged furniture that might be saved or you hope to save, our technicians will begin the smoke-damage restoration process immediately to increase the chance for a complete restoration. 


Before any water damage or fire damage restoration processes can begin, all debris and soot must be removed from the home. The soot can cause more damage the longer it remains on a surface, while the debris is only going to get in the way the restoration process.

Removing the soot and debris will also improve air quality and reduce airborne odors. A vacuum can remove some of the remaining soot — it can be swept up or wiped. 


It’s important to consider what items should be deep cleaned and restored and what items are too damaged and need to be replaced instead. SERVPRO uses specific cleaning products depending on the product being cleaned or deodorized. We consider the type of material and how much mold, mildew or smoke has penetrated the surface when determining which cleaning product to use. 

Carpets, curtains and other fabrics usually need special attention because they are easily ruined. In some cases, carpets can be shampooed and restored, while fabrics can be washed or cleaned. 

Throughout the restoration process, you will be updated by the professionals at SERVPRO as they determine what is salvageable and as we mitigate with your insurance company on your behalf.