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When you find Commercial Mold Damage in your Retail Store in Durham Contact SERVPRO

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial When you find Commercial Mold Damage in your Retail Store in Durham Contact SERVPRO Your store can be taken over by mold damage steadily over time. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Mold Damage in Durham

Independent retailer shops can often have problems with microbial growth since buildings are usually vacated overnight. That means, any unnoticed moisture problems can become a breeding ground for mold spores that can germinate and proliferate in as little as forty-eight hours. Stock rooms are at particular risk since these spaces often have inadequate insulation or are located beneath ground level. Faulty exhaust vents, changing exterior temperatures or slow leaks can all contribute to increased humidity levels, which in turn, create the ideal conditions for mold growth.

It is possible to lessen the impact of commercial mold damage in your Durham retail store by performing regular cleaning as well as using air fresheners or scented oils and candles. However, mold can put your health at risk and goes beyond the remit of your inhouse staff team. The second issue is that failure to address the source of a mold incident means that the fungi continue to return. Cleaning on Friday can easily result in the return of mold colonies on a Monday if the store is closed at weekends and provides an extra task to your everyday business practice. 

SERVPRO provides professional mold assessment and remediation technicians to business communities who want to curb microbial growth efficiently and effectively. We can often provide you with advice about how to control microbial growth by investing in equipment like dehumidifiers to be placed in your stock room that can keep the air dry and reduce the likelihood of mold spores germinating. You should also invest in a thermal hygrometer to keep an eye on humidity levels during wetter and warmer periods of the year. 

Addressing the immediate issue, SERVPRO uses a contain, control and remediated method to get your business back to its preloss condition. First of all, we establish a containment zone to prevent mold spores from becoming airborne and spreading throughout the building. These are especially important in fabric or fashion retail where stock is at a high risk of mold infestation. Applying negative air pressure during demolition or mechanical cleaning further helps to prevent the spread of mold, allowing us to remediate immediate damages, and control humidity to prevent continued growth. 

A mold incident in your stock room could result in expensive stock losses as well as an unpleasant working environment for your staff. Contact SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 today.

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Durham Properties, Fire Loss, and Help from SERVPRO!

7/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Durham Properties, Fire Loss, and Help from SERVPRO! SERVPRO Says a Handy Fire Extinguisher Can Limit the Damage to Your Durham Home

Different Scenarios You Might Face after Fire Damage in Your Durham Home

Various incidents can happen around your home, leading to fire damage. Flare-ups from kitchen stoves and short circuits in electrical systems can lead to fires. The process of suppressing the flames, whether using water or chemical extinguishers, also adds to the damages left behind. Different scenarios can emerge after such incidents requiring advanced skills or resources to resolve. Our professional fire damage restoration services are well-adapted to handle any situation that arises.

Some cases of fire damage in Durham might leave significant amounts of ash and other fine debris all over your property. This type of outcome mostly happens when the fire burns materials such as insulation or other aggregate materials. Removing all the fine debris from the property can be difficult because it spreads to all nooks and crannies as it circulates on the pressurized air currents caused by the heat.  Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to remove the debris. We scoop and bag most of the debris to prevent dispersal. We can also vacuum the affected areas to remove any ash hidden in crevices “Like it never even happened.”  

Incidents involving flare-ups from grease fires or other episodes in the kitchen might not cause significant damages to the structural components. However, they tend to leave dark swathes of soot or some charred areas. It is often possible to restore these materials to their preloss state, but it requires considerable cleaning efforts. Our SERVPRO crews simplify the process by exploiting the factors that affect the cleaning process. We use professional cleaning agents to dissolve or suspend the residues left on surfaces. Mechanical agitation by hand or using automated equipment also helps.  In some cases, especially when dealing with charred surfaces, we use specialized cleaning procedures such as dry ice or soda-blasting to abraid the burnt substances from the underlying surfaces.

Some fires might also destroy building elements or contents that require demolition and removal. This type of trash can be challenging because it requires bagging and not contaminating other areas of the structure that are not dirty or damaged. They might also look filthy, principally if much water was used in the fire suppression process. Our SERVPRO crew can skillfully use controlled demolition to minimize the time for the cleanup and also to reduce the cost of new materials for installation.

Whatever scenario you face after fire damages your Newmarket, Kingston or Epping home, SERVPRO of Durham can help you cope. Call us any time at (603) 868-3343 for assistance. 

How We Take Care Of Water Damage In Your Durham Home

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Take Care Of Water Damage In Your Durham Home SERVPRO is a locally owned and operated restoration company that stays ready 24/7 to respond to water damage incidents.

Taking Care Of Visible Water Damages In Durham

While some types of water damage can stay hidden and never be noticed by even the most focused individuals, other situations can create visible problems that can last for many years after the incident. Calling in a damage mitigation and restoration company like SERVPRO helps to ensure that these damages can be dealt with right away, saving you both time and money on what could otherwise become a very extensive reconstruction project. Our approach of restoring rather than replacing everything possible helps us to keep expenses low and make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Water Damage Can Look
Many of the most common signs of water damage found in Durham homes come from leaks, minor floods, and other isolated incidents that never receive attention from a professional damage mitigation service. Walls, floors, and furniture can all become discolored, often with stark lines separating damaged sections from undamaged ones. Some materials, such as carpeting and some types of wood flooring, can also warp and bend as they absorb and then evaporate water. These damages do not go away on their own and can require significant reconstruction processes to repair later on. Sometimes, your home may even develop mold damage that smells strongly and further discolors materials if moisture lingers in the area for too long.

How SERVPRO Can Help
We operate on a strategy of mitigation and restoration to avoid as many damages and replacements as possible. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, provided you call us as soon as possible after identifying damage to your home. By arriving quickly, we can cut off any continuing sources of damage and immediately get to work drying out the area while taking steps to prevent warping, discoloration, and loss of materials. We can help with all levels of the recovery process after a disaster, from initial evaluations and cost assessments to rapid drying work to full restoration procedures. We can even provide mold remediation services if fungal problems arise.

SERVPRO of Durham is a locally owned and operated damage mitigation and restoration company that stays ready 24/7 to respond to water damage incidents in the community. Call us at (603) 868-3343.

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Why Professional Restoration Services are Needed for Your Durham Clinic

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Professional Restoration Services are Needed for Your Durham Clinic Water damage to a heath care facility is a serious matter. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Durham to get your clinic back in business.

Professional Extraction for Your Durham Clinic 

Water loss incidents can occur quickly and severely in your Durham clinic. With so many fixtures running throughout every examination room and other areas of your facility, aging connections or compromised materials can react poorly to an influx in pressure and sever. This separation can continually flow water until appropriate shutoff valves get reached and utilized. Our professionals can help you to work around these conditions with effective mitigation and containment protocols that can keep you seeing patients while our technicians restore the effects of the water loss incident to your building. 

As tempting as it might be to dispatch your custodial staff to address the Durham clinic’s water removal needs, our technicians have more experience and advanced equipment to overcome these effects more quickly. From the time that we first arrive at your facility, we must work to contain the spread of water damages in the building with both physical barriers and by getting extraction work started as promptly as possible. 

We have multiple extraction tools that we can choose from, and different situations require varying strengths and power. In widespread situations with many rooms contending with several inches of standing water, our professionals can utilize the most efficient of our equipment in our truck-mounted and gas-powered pumps. These can remove standing water and pooling at the highest rate, but they can also be excessive and unnecessary for less severe damages. 

To make these damages “Like it never even happened” for your clinic, we also approach the need for repairing the damaged plumbing and fixtures. We have a team of qualified contractors that can address plumbing needs your facility has, and can also work to restore linoleum flooring if the standing water began to warp or distort this material. 

Water removal is only the beginning of recovering your clinic after a disaster. You can count on our SERVPRO of Durham professionals to arrive quickly to help with both the extraction and every phase of recovery to get your medical facility back to its original condition. Contact us anytime that you need us at (603) 868-3343.

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We Can Save Damaged Items In Your Durham Home After A Flood

6/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Save Damaged Items In Your Durham Home After A Flood Our technicians at SERVPRO of Durham are available 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help.

Professional Flood Damage Restoration For Your Carpet, Upholstery, And Drapery In Durham

Having carpet, upholstery, and drapes in your Durham area home means that you require professional carpet cleaning and restoration services after a flood. You need someone who takes the task seriously while performing quick, efficient services. Who better to call than a local restoration company that resides right here in your community.

We perform pre-testing, spot removals, and troubleshooting for any flood damage found on your Durham area property. After your initial call to our office, our only concerns involve providing you with expert restoration services you can count on to make things right. We start by packing all of the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to ensure a timely response to your situation.

SERVPRO technicians always perform fiber identification so that we understand how different chemicals and cleaning methods might affect the item we are about to clean. There are a variety of tests available to assist your technician in determining what type of material sits in front of them. For quality results you want your technician to know all of the tricks of his trade.

    •    Burn Testing Technique – Helps the technician determine whether the fiber is natural or synthetic.
    •    Chemical Testing Technique – Identifies the fiber by dissolving it in various chemicals.
    •    Specific Gravity Test – Technicians use a mixture of water and detergent to identify fibers.

Spot removal is a vital part of any carpet cleaning or upholstery job. SERVPRO technicians judge the success of a job on how well spot removal performs. To a homeowner, spot, stain, or discoloration might mean the same thing. However, your technician should know the distinct differences between these blemishes to perform quality spot cleaning. You should only perform spot cleaning if spots remain after necessary cleaning.

Carpeting often has a specific problem called filtration soiling. Air forces its way through the carpet, around the edges or between the door causing this type of problem. The fibers in your carpet capture smoke, cooking oils, dust, smog, and other pollutants as air attempts to pass through the open edges. Filtration soiling often looks like sharp, well-defined, dark lines along the edges of your walls, under doors, or even in the middle of the room.

Our technicians at SERVPRO of Durham are available 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help. We take great pride in making quality cleaning and restoration services available throughout Newmarket, Kingston, and Epping. Call today, (603) 868-3343.

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Is Water Damage Dampening Your Durham Deli Business?

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Water Damage Dampening Your Durham Deli Business? SERVPRO has the equipment and experience to get your deli up and running after a water loss incident.

Fast Extraction Solutions for Durham Delis 

Delicatessens offer a unique experience for the residents and other businesses of Durham. From made to order sandwiches to cuts of meat, it is a highly trafficked building for local patrons. When water loss incidents occur, including situations like burst pipes, areas of your business can quickly get affected by the spreading damages. While many property owners seek to save money and cut costs whenever possible, it is never advisable to avoid professional restoration during a water loss emergency. 

Though you could already face the need for water removal in specific areas of your Durham business, it is essential to work quickly to reach the main shutoff of water flow to the building. By doing this, you can prevent more water from reaching the breach in your plumbing until this portion of the pipe can get replaced or repaired. Our SERVPRO professionals can offer a full-service approach to restoring these effects, including controlled demolition techniques, plumbing repairs, and the necessary reconstruction the property requires.

Our team understands that your business loses money with its doors closed. We can work to quickly assess the water loss damages throughout the building and determine possible solutions to work around the critical areas of your shop to prevent your doors from closing while cleanup and water removal efforts continue. 

With a deli, you also have sophisticated equipment and machines to protect. From the slicers to various coolers and refrigerating units, moisture from standing water could irreparably damage these investments. Along with the advanced extraction tools of our SERVPRO team to quickly remove any standing water scenarios, we also have a full array of rapid drying solutions to help protect these devices and the construction materials in your building from becoming unsalvageable. 

Protecting your business is critical when emergencies like water loss incidents occur. With plumbing breaks, you need to respond to the situation immediately with professionals like our SERVPRO of Durham team that can help. If you want to make water loss effects “Like it never even happened” for your deli, give our experienced team a call today at (603) 868-3343. 

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Our Experienced Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Durham Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

6/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experienced Technicians Are Ready To Restore Your Durham Home After A Flood Damage Disaster Storm damage demands rapid removal of water and debris. We our the wise choice to mitigate the storm damage and salvage your belongings.

Drying Out the Flood Damaged Materials of Your Durham Home

Floods that submerge homes in Durham visibly damage the softer elements inside, such as walls made of paneling or drywall. Harder components, such as concrete, brick, and solid wood also sustain damage during a flood, although the evidence does not become apparent immediately.

When SERVPRO performs flood damage mitigation in Durham to restore a customer's home from the ravages of flood damage, the interior components play a major role in the timing that takes place with our different pieces of equipment. Some materials can suffer harm when drying happens too slowly or too quickly, and our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training helps us work within corresponding parameters.

Wood trim and flooring can hold water behind and underneath them, as well as inside. We usually remove some of the boards so that the air currents generated by our drying equipment can reach into these spaces. We dry these slowly to prevent rapid changes in moisture content, as such alterations can cause splintering. Our goal is to use the most effective techniques at every stage of your home's mitigation and restoration.
After making flood cuts in softer wall materials like paneling, we start drying the area out. The interiors of opened walls dry faster when we direct air currents into the opened spaces. The pores in these materials come in rather large sizes compared to the pores found in brick and cement, and their wider diameters let moisture escape more rapidly. Capturing this water vapor keeps it from affecting other materials, especially those that require more extensive drying periods.

We wash previously submerged brick and similar surfaces down with a power washer to remove any grime or residue from the flood, spray it with a disinfectant, and then repeat the washing process to ensure that the surface no longer contains anything harmful. Drying this kind of substance takes extra long to finish because the size of the pores prevents moisture from evaporating into the air. We often use heated air currents to pull water out of these materials. When we make sure to dry brick, mortar, and concrete walls thoroughly, particularly the ones that form part of exterior walls, we prevent future problems from occurring during the winter months.

SERVPRO of Durham is always ready to send out experienced and IICRC-certified professionals to mitigate flood damage in our local communities, including Madbury, Epping, and Newfields. Our number, (603) 868-3343, is answered 24/7, year-round, including holidays.

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Call Our Experts When You Are Facing Durham Fire Damage Restoration

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Call Our Experts When You Are Facing Durham Fire Damage Restoration We have the necessary equipment to restore you home after a fire.We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so don't hesitate and call right away.

Odors from Fire Damage can Affect More than Your Durham Home's Laundry Room

A house fire in Durham might involve only one or two areas of a home. Fires that start in a dryer's vent system can cause damage as the flames spread. Part of this can include odors that continue to bother the occupants of the home. These can come from the structural components that charred and also anything that furnished the area.

When residents in Durham experience localized fire damage in their home, they might feel tempted to patch things up and make-do with the results. Doing so can leave a home smelling acrid. Such unpleasant odors can affect porous items such as clothing, paneling, curtains, and carpets when tiny odor-causing particles find their way into the pores of these materials. Their jagged, sharp edges make this happen easily during a fire, as the pressure behind the smoke can become quite intensive.

When SERVPRO receives a call about a fire that happened in or near a dryer, we know that some of the odors noticed afterward might come from the rubber belt that turned the dryer's internal drum. Black, heavy smoke gets produced when items made from rubber burn. Oils that burn also produce similar soot, as well as odors. Greasy and clingy, this smoke adheres to everything it comes into contact with and cleaning improperly can create an increasingly worse mess.

Our technicians always arrive with the tools cleaning up messes and restoring homes require, including controlling odors related to smoke and fire damage. We first eliminate as much of the soot deposited on surfaces as we can reach with our tools. Pulling damaged materials out of your residence removes another source of odors.

SERVPRO relies on thermal fogging to eliminate the rest of the odor-causing particles that exist in otherwise unreachable areas. We choose this option because of the way the heated vapor spreads out and then pushes its way into the same places affected by smoky residues. As soon as the chemicals in the fog mingle with the soot particles, a reaction takes place between the two, leaving the soot unable to find its way back into the air again, keeping your home from holding any foul odors again.

SERVPRO of Durham provides services to Newmarket, Stratham,and Madbury homeowners. Contact us by calling our 24-hour service line at (603) 868-3343 when the effects of smoke and fire damage affect your home and family. We can alleviate the problem with proper mitigation, restoration, and deodorization for you.

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Durham Water Loss, Sudsy Kitchen, Here Comes SERVPRO!

5/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Durham Water Loss, Sudsy Kitchen, Here Comes SERVPRO! Sudsy Water Damage in Your Durham Kitchen? SERVPRO Provides Fast Cleanup and Drying

An Overflowing Dishwasher Leads to Water Cleanup in a Durham Kitchen

Dishwashers are one of those appliances we can count on, day after day, to do the job right most of the time. However, one small thing, like accidentally putting too much detergent in your dishwasher or a faulty float switch can cause plenty of problems from overflowing on your kitchen floor to potential water damage and mold growth in your kitchen. Without swift water cleanup, you may have more to worry about that mopping up soap suds and water on your linoleum floor.

If an overflowing dishwasher causes you to seek out professional water cleanup for your Durham home, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to help you. All of our specialists receive extensive training and education on water damage prevention as well as cutting-edge tools to evaluate and eliminate moisture in your home.

Within just a few hours of your call, our SERVPRO technicians can begin cleaning up any remaining water in your kitchen with wet/dry vacuums and thorough cleaning of surfaces with EPA-registered disinfectant to prevent bacterial exposure. Linoleum flooring is a vapor barrier, so depending on the amount of time since your dishwasher malfunction has occurred, it may need to be removed to allow any moisture that has seeped into the subfloor to dry.

Drying the wooden subfloor can be accomplished with the help of centrifugal air movers placed every 10 to 16 linear feet, industrial-grade dehumidifiers, and other materials, such as a large sheet of 6mm polyethylene to trap water vapor for removal more effectively. After drying has finished, we can reinstall your flooring and restore any other surfaces that have been affected by water, such as wooden furniture. By the time we finish, your dishwasher overflow may as well have never happened.

SERVPRO of Durham; We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, so we can come to your home and restore it to a preloss condition 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays. If you need our services for mitigating damage to your home, give us a call at (603) 868-3343 today.

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Take the Stress Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Durham with SERVPRO

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Take the Stress Out of Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Durham with SERVPRO Don't let your business be overcome by water damage. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Water Removal in a Durham Insurance Agency

The day-to-day at an office can be quite busy, especially if your day is full of telephone calls and interfacing with customers shopping for insurance plans. You may stop in the restroom to wash your hands after lunch, only to find that you forgot to turn off a sink that is prone to backing up, which can leave water all over the floor of your office's restroom that seeps into the hallway carpet.

If an unexpected pipe leak causes commercial water removal in your Durham insurance agency, SERVPRO technicians are ready to come to your business to mitigate the damage and leave your office looking, as we like to say, "Like it never even happened."

Tile is a semi-porous surface that is highly resistant to water, so cleaning up your company restroom can be performed with industrial-grade wet/dry vacuums. For carpet, in cases where the padding has not begun to separate from it, our SERVPRO team can use such tools as the Rover extractor to remove water. By using the body weight of the technician, moisture can be sucked up from carpet to prevent permanent damage or delamination of your office's carpet.

After removing the water from your floors, drying can commence with the help of our centrifugal air movers and low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers. The LGR works much like the air handler in an air conditioner and works in tandem with polyethylene sheeting laid on the carpet and taped down to channel moist air to an exit point, such as a window. Moisture is evaporated into the air by air movers and continually replaced with dry air from the dehumidifiers. Our technicians can monitor the drying process carefully, particularly with carpet, using a variety of tools including moisture sensors and thermo-hygrometers.

SERVPRO of Durham is ready to help you with any size disaster. If you need our services to restore your commercial facility after suffering water damage, give us a call today at (603) 868-3343.

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