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Help! My Basement Is Flooded!

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Help! My Basement Is Flooded! A shocking site when you approach your basement door! This family reached out to us right away!

If can be a devastating feeling to walk to the door of your basement and have your eyes meet an enormous amount of water! Especially if you use that space for storage. Water will always seek a dry place to go, and small cracks and holes in basement walls are the perfect way to allow water its favorite path - the one with least resistance. Broken pipes, large storm surges, and even a home's drainage system, including faulty sump pumps, can also be a factor. 

So, what do you do when you find yourself in this kind of predicament? Give us a call! We have the experience and expertise to first remove the excess water as quickly as possible, and then help you get your things clean and dry again! Dehumidifiers and Air Movers are often used to decrease chances of mold growth and help you get things back to normal in your home. 

We provide 24-Hour Emergency Services and are locally owned and operated.

I found mold growing in my home

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation I found mold growing in my home This picuture shows the high humidity coming from the HVAC vents.

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has seen an increase this year with malfunction AC units. Please get your AC units inspected by HVAC contractor each year. Why you might ask? It is easy to prevent this scenario. This picture shows the humidity level being pumped into the home. This level of humidity can cause mold growth inside your duct work, on your walls, furniture and contents.  It is much cheaper to prevent by being proactive. In this home the mold was growing on cabinets, walls, woodwork and contents. The price to clean this mold is more expensive and the inconvenience is much more cumbersome than a simple HVAC inspection. But if it to o late and mold is growing give SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville a call and we can help! call us at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005

Sewage into commercial building

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Sewage into commercial building Commercial Sewage clean up in Warrenton, NC

We all love and are grateful for indoor plumbing until there is a problem. When sewage starts spilling into your building.  Who do you call? How will this effect my business?  Call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to extract the sewage, apply an anti microbial and begin the mitigation and drying of the structure. We have a highly trained staff who can handle all sizes of disasters and can quickly mitigate it to get back to the normal daily business functions. In this building the sewage was coming up through the toilets and floor drains in the floor. this building owner was overwhelmed to say the least when she noticed it happening, but she quickly call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 252-433-005  and we were able to mitigate quickly and prevent her business from losing revenue. Remember we are here to help both business and residential customers so call us today! This business owner is very happy she called!

Fire at Apartment building

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire at Apartment building This fire was caused by a tenant smoking in the bed, It affected 6 apartments. in this apartment light amounts of soot was throughout the apartment

Fires happen ever second of the day and can cause a lot of life interruptions and stress. Let SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties help alleviate some of your stress by being faster to any size of disaster and mitigate the fire damage and begin the clean up. Our courteous technicians will arrive quickly to your site and assess the damage and put to together a plan to minimize the disruption for your tenants. We will work with you on submitting the claim to the insurance company and assist your tenants with their contents. We strive to provide quality work and excellent customer service for one and all.  We value for customers both residential and commercial because want you to get back to the more important things in your life.  Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848.  We service Youngsville, Creedmoor, Franklinton, Henderson and Oxford. Call us today

Storm affects apartments in Oxford, NC

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm affects apartments in Oxford, NC The water intrusion was from another room affecting the carpet and cabinets, because SERVPRO was called quickly we were able to save the cabinets.

Storms can be upsetting and cause anxiety and frustration.  Did you know that SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties can help by extracting the water, cleaning up the damage and drying process.  During a storm event we are ready to quickly assist with whatever the need, from roof tarping, to water extraction, to setting up drying equipment to begin move out process. Our team is able to assess exactly what is needed and how much did the storm effect your building. By using a professional company like SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville, you limit your interruptions and we make you look like a hero to your tenant and customers. We are always here to help you and you are our number one priority. In this picture ground water gained entry into this apartment complex and caused damage to their clubhouse area. We were able to extract, limit the amount of tear out and restore the property back to normal within days.  Call us today at 252-433-0005

Ground water in a commercial building in Louisburg, NC

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was able to assist this commercial building owner with the intrusion of muddy ground water. Storms come in all sizes and SERVPRO is able to assist in any size disaster, so we are a great fit. Storms may be small in size but no matter the size, if the disaster is at your business - it is not small to you! We at SERPVRO Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was able to assist this business owner before other areas of the building were affected. He was pleased that we moved the contents from the affected area and we were proactive in limiting the damages. we truly care for our customers and are glad we can help in a time of need. If your business sustains damage from a storm, who are you going to call?  Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848

Fire at hospital

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fires happen everywhere including at hospitals. SERVPRO was able to assist in the cleaning of this hospital operating room areas. The fire was contained to the area and was caused by an instrument. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was able to get to this site within an hour and begin the clean up. We used air scrubbers to limit the airborne soot particles while cleaning the contents and structure. We were able to get the cleaning completed and the operating rooms back up working with 24 hours. We worked around the clock, but we made it happen. The administration was glad that we were able to help and was amazed at the level of professionalism and response from the SERPVRO team. We made the hospital a hero by preventing any surgeries from being postponed. When time is key call SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005.

National Fire Prevention Week

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage National Fire Prevention Week Kitchen Fire in Oxford, NC

National Fire Prevention Week

October 8th - 14th is National Fire Prevention Week.

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign messages:

  • Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.
  • Practice your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and practice using different ways out.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building.

 Source: National Fire Protection Association,  http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/campaigns/fire-prevention-week

Professional Water Mitigation

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Water Mitigation Water damage caused from a broken line to toilet on top floor of house.

A flood can happen anywhere around the home or business and can occur for any number of reasons. Some are old pipes which have finally given up the ghost or have been ruptured by frozen water, faulty seals on a dishwasher or shower unit or external damage to a building during a storm are just a few of the ways a flood can occur.

Water damage to property, whether business or residential premises, can be a disaster if you don't know how to handle it. We are your local professional water damage specialists in Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties, and we will be on hand just when you need us. 
 
Being knee deep in water in the middle of the night is something that few of us are prepared for, but our professional technicians are ready. If you find the worst has happened then stay calm. Take some simple preventative measures to minimize damage to your premises. 
 
Firstly check for any obvious dangers such as electrical equipment or instruments that may cause injuries such as machinery or tools; it may be necessary to isolate the electricity supply. DO NOT handle any electrical equipment. 
 
Secondly take anything that can be quickly moved away from the flood area. Be aware that some things can get heavier when waterlogged such as fabrics, papers, and containers which may collect liquid. 
 
Thirdly contact our trained SERVPRO professionals. When the worst happens, you need to know that the technicians are coming to help you are fully prepared, IICRC certified, with the right equipment and we will arrive as quickly as possible. Since we are locally owned, you can rest assured that in your moment of need, we will offer reliable advice to help you tackle any problems as our technicians rush to the scene.
 
Water damage can be a stressful issue to grapple with but having a friendly and knowledgeable face available around the clock can mean you have one less thing to worry about. We can stop the flow, extract standing water, dry and remove moisture and restore your home "Like it never even happened." 
 
For any flood, storm and water problems, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties will be there to help with our water damage experts. Make sure you're prepared and save the number: (252) 433-0005 or (919) 339-4848

Preparing Your Business for a Storm

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

If hurricanes, flash floods or other environmental acts are suspected, you may get a bit of a warning before high waters hit. When flooding is suspected in Franklin, Vance or Granville Counties you want to do whatever you can to get your commercial building ready for the potential damage. You don't always get a warning prior to a flood, so it's a good idea to use this time wisely. Consider using these steps to best prepare for a storm with high waters.


Rearrange Your Equipment and Furniture

If there's a potential for storm damage involving high waters in your area, you want to do what you can to move your important furniture and equipment up high. You can rearrange in a variety of ways, including the following:

* Move as much as possible to upper floors of the building.
* Create stacks of furniture with water-resistant items at the bottom on lower levels of the building.
* Use watertight totes to protect files and equipment.

Moving around office furniture could help you save as much as possible. As you get ready to rearrange your space, think about the items will you be able to easily dry out and clean after a flood. Keep those at the bottom and move other, less water-resistant furniture and equipment first.

Get Sandbags

You can also try to make your building impermeable to flooding. Stacking sandbags near the doors and windows can help keep water from entering your commercial space. You can even build up a wall of sandbags around the perimeter of your building to help keep water away from the foundation.

Flooding can leave your building unrecognizable. That's why commercial building owners want to do what they can to stop water from damaging their building. If you were unable to prepare for flood damage, you can still call in a flood cleanup team to help you fix the problems caused by the high waters.

If you experience damage from a storm, call the experts at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties any time day or night at (252) 433-0005 or (919) 339-4848