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Not Gone, Not Forgotten

5/3/2022 (Permalink)

Office space shown with desk and chairs. An office in Henderson, North Carolina reached out for anti-microbial cleaning services after several staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Community Levels in Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties are all LOW. This is really good news! However, before we completely let down our guard, keep this in mind. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties received a call from a home health care provider that their office had an outbreak of COVID-19 just this week. So although our Community Level of Covid-19 is low, we still need to be diligent in dealing with this deadly virus. 

SERVPRO understand the value in business owners being able to reassure their staff and customers that they are doing all possible to protect against COVID.

SERVPRO follows the CDC guidelines on cleaning for viral pathogens. First, it is important to pre-clean all surfaces before disinfecting. We use an EPA registered disinfectant throughout the area, killing germs on surfaces and objects. The ULV fogger we use gives the disinfectant an electrostatic charge, allowing it to wrap conductive surfaces with an even coverage. A final wipe down is done to ensure no residue is left behind. 

Each commercial cleaning job is different, depending on the size and type of space, and if it is a preventative clean or a confirmed COVID clean. We tailor the cleaning scope to match the needs at hand. Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties with all your cleaning needs. We can be reached at 252-433-0005 or at 919-339-4848.

Commercial Restoration Services

4/28/2022 (Permalink)

The key to proper building restoration is how quickly you act to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, providing you with emergency restoration and professional cleaning and reconstruction services when you need them most. We have the skill and equipment to handle any size disaster. We will 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 and more

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 knowledge and experience in 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 Greater 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 and let us help you get back to business as usual.

A Rainy Afternoon At Work

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

An empty office and empty desk chairs in a commercial building after a water damage. Don't worry! Production won't be shut down for long! SERVPRO will help get your business back up and running soon!

Just picture it! You're at your desk, it's Tuesday afternoon, you're working on a big project at your computer. As you're working, the weather outside is pretty frightful! The rain is coming down...in buckets, it seems! Just when you thought it was time to close up shop for the day, that rain has shown you that your office has a leak in it's roof and the ceiling tiles are falling around you!

Everyone is scrambling to help get important documents out of the way, but what else can you do to make sure everything is taken care of at work?! Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties, of course! Our crews are ready to help, any time, night or day, even at your commercial property.

Give us a call at 252-433-0005 or at 919-339-4848, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We'll make it "Like it never even happened."

Large Water Damage Calls for Lots of Expertise

3/29/2022 (Permalink)

This is a large commercial building with multiple air movers and dehumidifiers in place. Whether your office, church, or other commercial building has experienced a water damage, SERVPRO is always here to help!

When a water damage happens, bigger is almost always worse. The more water flowing through a space like an office building or church, the worse the damage will usually be. Water damage in commercial buildings has the potential to be far more disastrous than a residential home, because of how many more pipes there are in a commercial building. More bathrooms, appliances, and sprinkler systems mean there are a greater number of chances for a water loss, whether this is from a leaky pipe or a property that hasn't been well-maintained.

With a commercial loss, it also means more equipment will need to be used to dry out the area. More equipment means more manpower needed to move the equipment. This trend can keep compounding, meaning commercial jobs can have costs add up quickly.

The cost of not doing business can make a large water loss so damaging. Not being able to have a store/location open for days, weeks, or months at a time can mean a devastating loss of profit. This is why SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties uses every method to expedite the restoration process. Such as working directly with insurance providers, offering construction services, and using state-of-the-art equipment to get the restoration process completed fast!

Large commercial water losses can be scary, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties relies on our experience to get the damage under control and back to normal.

Restoration For Your Business

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

A disaster can strike your property at any time. If your business or multifamily property has been damaged by fire, water or storm damage, smoke, or mold, you need a company you can trust to help you recover quickly.

As a trusted disaster restoration company, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has the expertise, skills and equipment to handle small and large restoration and reconstruction projects. We're right here in your hometown, Henderson! No matter what the damage, it's important to begin the restoration work as soon as possible to minimize further damage and related repair costs.

We Provides These Commercial Restoration Services - whether it's your office building, restaurant, church, or multi-unit apartment home:

  • Cleaning of air ducts
  • Document drying
  • Pack-out, pack-in and content cleaning
  • Bacteria and virus disinfection
  • MSM and climate controlled storage
  • National catastrophic response

We work with your insurance company, and we’ll gladly help you file paperwork, gather estimates and organize other necessary items for your claim. We are faster to any disaster. Give the experts at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties a call at (252) 433-0005 or (919) 339-4848.

Commercial Building Restoration Services

3/2/2022 (Permalink)

When disaster strikes, our focus is to minimize business interruption and reduce liabilities of property loss. There is never a convenient time for fire or water damage to occur in your business. Quick action is critical to reduce lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville counties has a team on call 24/7 for all commercial building restoration services. Our services have worked for many businesses across our community including:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Office Parks
  • Educational Facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Banks, and More!

We're local to you, Henderson, Oxford, Louisburg and surrounding areas! We care about your business, whether small or large. We show up when disaster strikes and help you keep business running as smoothly as possible. 

Our on call staff can be reached at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848. We're always here to help!

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.

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

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.

Commercial Cleaning and Restoration

3/31/2021 (Permalink)

Staff on high lifts cleaning commercial vents. Whatever the job needs, we'll work to get it handled!

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. So, when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Whether you need cleaning for a commercial office or require industrial cleaning services, your local SERVPRO can help. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office or warehouse. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional.

Removing an odor problem, deep cleaning flooring or carpets, or even large duct cleaning, you can rely on SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to make your workspace or warehouse look its very best.

SERVPRO Professionals will get the job done right and get it done quickly, because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits:

  • Award-winning training
  • Over 40 years experience in the industry
  • More than 100 exclusive cleaning products

24/7 we are always on the job. Call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848!

Minimize The Disruption

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

Sewage Back-Up in Henderson We worked quickly and effectively to restore this business after a sewage back-up.

When you're running a business, especially when customers are entering your space for transactions throughout the day, having a sewage back-up in your bathroom can really interrupt the flow of work!

At SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties, we strive to minimize the disruption to your business as quickly as we can. Extracting water of all types, sanitizing the area appropriately, and getting your floors and walls dry are top priority. We want to keep your staff and your customers safe while work is happening, as well! 

Technicians were on the scene within the hour at a recent back-up in a Henderson, NC business. Even with limited traffic due to the restrictions in place caused by the pandemic, we worked quickly to make sure this business could open its doors the same day!

Water Damage In Your Office

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

Office carpet being dried While contents are protected during a roof repair, office carpets are being dried quickly!

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties services all sizes of disasters from big or small from residential to commercial. In one recent commercial loss, SERVPRO technicians were called upon for a roof leak! That isn't what you want to walk in to on a Monday morning! 

Upon arrival the technicians were able to use weighted water extraction on the carpeting thereby saving the carpets and allowing SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties the ability to dry the carpeting in place. Placing dehumidifiers in out-of-the-way locations and ensuring that drying could take place quickly and efficiently was a priority! Supporting small businesses in the area, even in the face of an emergency situation, is something we are proud of at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties! Give us the opportunity to assist your business if you ever walk in to a water damage.

When You Work On The Road

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Clean Interior of Transport Vehicle Sanitizing Vehicle Work Spaces Is Important!

When you think about going in to work every day, the majority of Americans imagine a day of walking inside of a building for their work week. Maybe it's an office, maybe a school or care facility, or perhaps even a hospital or other medical operations building. What about those employees in the work force that work inside of a small area all day - a vehicle!

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties offers vehicle cleaning services! Whether you're looking for a deep clean of upholstery and flooring, or a simple sanitizing treatment to keep your employees safe and healthy, we're here to help!

Recently, we were able to offer sanitizing services inside of trucks used for transporting goods and services all around the country! Wipe down, antimicrobial misting, as well as cleaning high-touch areas like doors, handles, and the steering wheel. Sometimes, our most comfortable spaces are the ones we overlook the most when it comes to sanitation needs.

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

Emergency Response

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

Safety is important during a disaster! SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties can help you prepare for emergencies and help reduce the headache of disasters in the office!

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is also your reliable source for protecting your company! How do you protect a business? Did your business sustain an emergency such as a water or fire damage? What is the first thing to do? Where are those papers?

Business interruptions are never desired, but they happen and you can decrease your stress, frustrations and problems by allowing SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to help you prepare a program before a disaster strikes.

We offer a free Emergency Response Plan (ERP). It keeps all your information together, so even if you aren't at the site, you can instruct those at the loss site where the shut off valve is, where the key is, who is the contact person, and more! All of these things saves valuable time, money and resources. Best of all, an ERP is a free service that SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties offers all commercial and residential customers.

Did we mention that it is saved electronically as an app? So even if you are on vacation, and your staff can't find the book, you can tell them over the phone. Call us today and get started 252-433-0005!

Something In My Office Smells BAD!

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

"Help! Something at our office smells terrible! How do I get rid of the smell?" This is a question we receive often at SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties! While there is no fast easy answer to that question, there are a few things to do.

First, determine where the odor is coming from and remove the source of the odor. If the source can't be found or removed, then start by thoroughly cleaning the area with a mild detergent. Do not add masking agents to the area such as sprays or scented candles, etc. If the odor persists call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville to assist with deodorization.

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties also has products for graffiti removal from painted surfaces from buildings, signs, and vehicles. Call today for all your cleanup needs at 252-433-0005- or 919-339-4848.

Fires Can Happen Anywhere!

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

A house fire is pretty scary, and SERVPRO understands that. But, the reality is that fires happen everywhere including hospitals! SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties was able to assist in the cleaning of an area hospital operating room. 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 within 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 of the essence, call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties at 919-339-4848 or 252-433-0005.

When You Find Mold At Work

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

Owners of commercial buildings everywhere need to take steps to prevent the growth of black mold and other forms of fungus. Without the proper protection plan, your business may have to shut down to thoroughly clean affected areas. Find out how to protect your commercial property and prevent mold buildup today.

Proper Ventilation

Mold occurs naturally, and it requires moisture, food and sometimes heat to grow. A poorly ventilated area quickly collects moisture and heat, so any natural food source is likely to grow mold - that can be wood, leather, drywall, carpet, and even caulk or grout! Installation and use of proper ventilation systems will help to prevent these high-moisture areas from becoming mold breeding grounds. This will help you solve any moisture problem in your building.

Complete HVAC Servicing

Whether you use a furnace, air conditioner or both throughout the year, HVAC systems themselves can also harbor mold growth. Ductwork is often coated in dust and exposed to warm, damp air. Commercial air conditioners typically use condensation pans. Standing water in these pans is likely to grow mold, even black mold. Even worse, your HVAC system can spread those growing mold spores throughout your building!

Inspect Plumbing

Leaking pipes are one of the most common causes of water damage in a commercial building. Routinely inspect your sinks, toilets and water lines to avoid any dripping or condensing pipes that may be growing mold in your basement, utility room or wall cavities. This will point you toward the critical areas of mold cleanup.

Choose A Professional Remediation Company

The best line of defense is an expert mold removal company that is faster to any size disaster. Whether you’ve already found mold in your commercial building or you’re looking for ways to prevent this costly experience, an expert company can assess any black mold damage, cleanup your interior air and restore your professional building for a safe and friendly work environment. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is the company you can trust! Call us today at 252-433-0005!

Water Damage in Commercial Building

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial water extraction

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties services all sizes of disasters from big or small from residential to commercial. In the most recent commercial loss. The owner called SERVPRO for emergency water extraction due to water from a pipe burst and  it had been running for two days. Upon arrival the technicians were able to use weighted water extraction on the carpeting thereby saving the carpets and allowing SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties the ability to dry the carpeting in place. The techs then removed some base boards to allow for drying of the framing and studs, they placed dehumidifiers and air movers to facilitate the drying.  The owner was beyond thrilled that we were able to minimize the interruption of his facility. Let SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties the opportunity to assist in your water damage. Call us at 252-433-0005.

Commercial fire near Buggs Island, VA

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Clean up at Buggs Island Restaurant

Fire damage can happen anytime to anybody and that is why SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is always on standby to be faster to any size disaster.  We assisted this commercial restaurant in the clean up needs quickly and efficiently to minimize business interruptions. Our crews are trained and certified in the clean ups in any situations. We have trade partners to assist if needed from dumpsters to scaffolding.  Our team  knows time is money and SERVPRO needs to get the business back open quickly. So whether the damage is caused by smoke, soot or fire, we are the restoration company to call. Let us show you our caring team from the office staff to the production to marketing. SERPVRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties  knows when it is your business affected you want the best and fastest team to help you, so call us at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 now.

Soot damage in South Hill, VA

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Soot damage at commercial property in South Hill, VA

If you business ever suffers a fire damage at your facility and it requires soot removal then SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties is the restoration company of choice. We provide quick response time, trained professional staff and insurance billing to take some of the stress and headache away from you so you can deal with the areas of the business. We strive to provide quality work and excellent customer service to help you return to the normal daily functions of your business. SERVPRO Franklin, Vance & Granville Counties has been in business for 19 years and has the knowledge and resources to help you during your disaster. Nobody knows when they are going to have a disaster, but you can call the team that specializes in disasters to get you up and running. That is what we are here for. We are here to help. Call us anytime at 252-433-0005.

Big Commercial Fire Job

2/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire damage at commercial property in South Hill, VA

If you business ever suffers a fire damage at your facility and it requires soot removal then SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties is the restoration company of choice. We provide quick response time, trained professional staff and insurance billing to take some of the stress and headache away from you so you can deal with the areas of the business. We strive to provide quality work and excellent customer service to help you return to the normal daily functions of your business. SERVPRO Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties has been in business for 19 years and has the knowledge and resources to help you during your disaster. Nobody knows when they are going to have a disaster, but you can call the team that specializes in disasters to get you up and running. That is what we are here for. We are here to help. Call us anytime at 252-433-0005

Water clean up in a government building

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water damages can happen anywhere to anyone this includes the government. So who does the government call?   They called SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville to assist in water extraction and drying their local building.  We were onsite within  sixty minutes and had the building dry in three days. The repairs to  the building were able to be completed in a day. SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville was able to diminish business interruptions which pleased both the tenants and the management.  SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville has been serving and invested in our community for over 18 years.  We hire people that have a true desire to help and serve others and the training is ongoing to stay up to date with the skills needed to properly mitigate any size disaster! 

Sewage into commercial building

10/20/2018 (Permalink)

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 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.

Commercial Water Damage

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage at a commercial property in Henderson, NC

What do you do when your Place of Business or Commercial Property has an unexpected Water Loss?  Do you know who to call?

Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties for your commercial water mitigation needs!  Why?

When your Place of Business or Commercial Property has a Water Loss it is best to start the Drying Process as soon as possible to avoid Secondary Damages.  Secondary damages include mold, moisture into the walls and water migration into other areas of the building. The longer you wait to Mitigate the Water Loss the Damages becomes more severe and will interrupt your Business. We will come out to your site anytime of the day or night to assess the damage and begin the mitigation as quickly as possible to limit business interruptions. 

Call SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties to come to the rescue. Our trained, qualified technicians will be there in an instant and begin the restoration process. We are available 24/7 at (252) 433-0005 or (919) 339-4848

HOW DO YOU RECOVER FROM A COMMERCIAL FIRE DAMAGE

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

After the fire suppression process is over and the fire truck pulls away, you're responsible for the fire restoration. Here are the steps that you need to follow after the firefighters leave:


1. Finance The Fire Restoration:


The best way to finance fire restoration is to contact your insurance company immediately. It might be possible to contact the company immediately even if the fire damage occurred outside of business hours. Look to see if they have a separate number for off hours emergencies. If they don't have an emergency line, it may be possible to contact them using an online chat. Also, check to see if your insurance company covers fire damage board up services.

Your insurance company is likely to have information about the fire restoration companies in your area. They also may be able to recommend a fire damage board up company.

2. Hire A Board Up Service As Quickly As Possible:


Once the fire truck is gone, your business is extremely vulnerable to burglary and graffiti. Additionally, firefighters don't remove soot from surfaces. If soot settles over a period of several weeks, it can become nearly impossible to repair soot damage. A board up service can secure the building and remove soot from surfaces, including materials that were damaged in a utility room fire.

3. Pick The Right Company To Repair The Commercial Fire Damage:


The company that you choose should be experienced with commercial fire damage, including recovery from electrical fires and utility room fires. Attempt to find a company that has been certified by the IIRC, and look for a Better Business Bureau accreditation.

It's important to see what customers have said about the fire damage restoration company. These are some of the best websites to look for reviews:

Google
Angie's List
Yelp
The Better Business Bureau Website

Soot Damage And Smoke Damage:


In many cases of commercial fire damage, soot damage and smoke damage is most destructive. Therefore, it's extremely important to pick a company that specializes in fixing soot damage and smoke damage. It's also essential that the company offers smoke damage deodorization.

Damage Caused By The Fire Truck And Fire Sprinkler System:


The fire hoses that most firefighters use cause water damage. A fire truck has multiple fire hoses capable of spraying more than 1,000 gallons of water per minute, and this is more than enough to cause mold growth. The fire sprinkler system often makes the water damage even more severe. The high pressure of the fire hose also increases the severity of the water damage. Therefore, it's important to make sure that the restoration company you choose specializes in repairing the damage caused by the fire hose and fire sprinkler system.

Damage Caused By Other Fire Suppression Techniques:


Many dry chemical fire suppression techniques can be as damaging as water. Make sure that the restoration company you choose specializes in repairing damage caused by all fire suppression techniques, including dry chemical fire sprinkler systems.

4. The Cause Of The Fire Must Be Determined:


If the firefighters didn't determine the cause of the fire, make sure that the restoration company will investigate the cause of your commercial fire damage and repair it. Make sure that the company considers the following potential causes during the investigation:

Electrical Fire
Utility Room Fire (can be caused in multiple ways, including by electrical fires)
The Heating System (sometimes an electrical fire and a common cause of utility room fires)
Cigarettes
Cooking

JOIN YOUR LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce promoting our Local Police Department

Being a member of your Local Chamber of Commerce can give you many advantages in marketing your business. They are very supportive of all the local businesses and you will be put on their company directory, that way, if someone new moves in to the area and are looking for a specific kind of business or industry, they can go to the Chamber Directory and you will be listed there. Not only that, the Chamber sponsors many networking events throughout the year that gives you an opportunity to mingle and meet the other businesses in your community and they will then be able to recommend your business to someone who is looking for your specific type of business or product. Not only is this a benefit for your business, but it also promotes buying at home.

ATTENDING LOCAL EVENTS

10/19/2017 (Permalink)

6th Annual Business Summit

There are so many helpful events that are held during the year for small businesses that can give you insight to what is happening in the Business World in your area. I will be attending the 6th Annual Business Summit sponsored by CenturyLink at the Lake Gaston Lions Club in Henrico, NC on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. This even is an all day Summit that incorporates Networking between local businesses as well as speakers that have wonderful tips on growing your business in a local community like ours. Everything from Shopping local to how to boost your business during the Holidays will be covered. Come on out and join us for this fun and educational day that can help you boost your business not only during the busy times of the year, but the entire year and meet some of your business colleagues at the same time. 

HOSPITAL IN CRISIS IN HENDERSON

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Extraction of Water in progress at local Hospital following large water loss

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties were called out to our local Hospital after they suffered a very large water loss to help extract the water and begin the drying process. When we arrived we discovered that most all of the offices were involved as well as supply rooms and such. Fortunately, the damage didn't affect the central hub of the Hospital, so we were able to get the extraction done and get our equipment set up without interfering with their business. It doesn't matter how large or small the job is, SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville counties are here to assist you with your Water, Fire or general cleaning needs. Give us a call at 252-433-0005 or 919-339-4848 any time day or night.

WATER DAMAGE AT LOCAL 911 OFFICE

10/5/2017 (Permalink)

Local 911 Backup call center after extraction of water with our drying equipment at work.

We were recently called out to our Local 911 Backup office where they had suffered a water damage from a leaking HVAC line. Our technicians were on the scene quickly and began the extraction process. Once they removed the standing water, they began to assess the damage. The call center floor along with private office and storage warehouse were all affected. We set up our equipment and began the drying process. The director was so glad that we were able to get there quickly and get the drying process started right away and luckily, all the computers and equipment were unharmed. We are very happy that we are able to be a part of assisting our community and take pride in helping out those that are always here helping our community.

Restoring Commercial Property in Littleton, NC

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial property flooded by heavy rains

Flooding and water damage events at  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Restoring Littleton Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at  commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties

SERVPRO of Franklin, Vance and Granville Counties specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.