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What Few People Know About Effective Water Removal Services in Durham After Flooding

1/6/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Few People Know About Effective Water Removal Services in Durham After Flooding When flooding affects our area, your home can quickly become damaged. Contact SERVPRO immediately for water extraction services.

Recovering Your Durham Home with Floodwater Extraction

Flooding is an unfortunate occurrence that many Durham homeowners experience throughout their time living in the area. With the severe weather through all seasons of the year that can happen with little notice, combined with the possibilities of flash flooding when the ground becomes oversaturated, the likelihood that your home could get affected in a lower lying area of the region is persistently high. While many homeowners have taken preventative measures to avoid these circumstances, strong flow can still affect properties and cause substantial damage even with our fast response to emergencies.

One of the primary concerns is floodwater extraction for your Durham home, as pooling water can immediately begin to penetrate exposed materials and saturate them. Within the span of 24 hours, materials like drywall can get oversaturated to the point of bloating and degrading and requiring removal to restore the home completely. Having a team that can respond quickly to this situation is critical to preserving as many of the contents and affected areas of your home as possible. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can offer the full measure of our resources and knowledge to extract water from your property fast after flooding has occurred.

Our industry-leading equipment is essential for extracting floodwater from your property quickly. With truck-mounted pumps in our SERVPRO Green Fleet, we can remove water from affected areas of your home at a rate of 300 psi. Once the excess has gotten removed, our experienced technicians can get to work on drying out the exposed materials that can get preserved and removing elements like drywall that have gotten too damaged to preserve. Our air movers and dehumidifiers can work to dry out the framing and studs of the house before reconstruction begins.

While there are many steps to recover your home following a flood, having a team that can arrive quickly with the tools to quickly remove floodwater is essential to beginning restoration for your home. Give our SERVPRO of Durham rapid response team a call for any emergency that threatens your property at (603) 868-3343.

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The Many Reasons Why We Are Your Best Option To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Durham

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Many Reasons Why We Are Your Best Option To Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Durham Household fires are a lot more common than you think.

Why Use SERVPRO When Your Durham Property Suffers Fire Damage

Household fires are a lot more common than you think. Most of them start in the kitchen and are relatively easy to contain with limited charring or structural damage. These are not newsworthy, but they can be stressful for the homeowners that suffer them; especially when it comes to cleaning away soot or smoke residues. The common kitchen fire has resulted in a well-spring of services who can help to restore your property. Today, we discuss why you should choose us.

There is a lot to think about when fire damage in Durham properties needs remediation. Where to put possessions during service, how best to tackle different types of smoke and how long it should take to wait for a call-out. SERVPRO operates a 24-hour call line to help homeowners get answers. We can arrange a service within four hours of notification of loss and have external cleaning facilities where we can take possessions for deep cleaning.

From our experience, structural damages tend to be kept to a minimum in a house fire. Usually, the more pressing concern for homeowners is the visible soot deposits and unpleasant smells that can linger after the flames are extinguished. SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize the behavior of smoke and can locate sources of odor that may not be visible to you. We are also IICRC certificate holders in smoke odor control.

As a national franchise, we share knowledge gained from fire restoration in properties all over the US. One vital part of our procedure is the pre-test. A SERVPRO technician can assess different types of smoke, which is influenced by the types of material burned in a fire. Knowing this allows us to tailor our approach to the specific needs of each customer rather than a one size fits all method. Ultimately, this has led to better customer service, efficient uses of time and a fuller service.

You need professional expertise to restore your home correctly, contact SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 to get it.

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When Stormy Weather Threatens Your Durham Home

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Stormy Weather Threatens Your Durham Home Storms can wreak havoc on your home. Call SERVPRO for their professional experience, training, and equipment to restore your property.

Flood Damage Experts In Durham Talk About The Use Of Technology During Restoration Projects

When thunderstorms hit the Durham region rain, wind, and hail can ruin building materials that make up the structure of your house. The elements that exist during stormy conditions can cause a variety of types of flood damage. If water builds up outside and gets deep, then it can find its way into your house and negatively affect both your building materials and contents. The longer items inside a structure stay wet, the worse problems they can become. It is often necessary to call in a professional company like SERVPRO to remove the moisture out of your possessions and structural components as quickly as possible so that the flood damage to your property is minimized.

Rapid water removal is not as easy as it may sound and it can require specialized equipment as well as knowledge and experience. When our SERVPRO team mitigates flood damage in the Durham area, we use the most industrially advanced technology to aid in the project. As with everything these days, the tools utilized in the restoration industry are continually evolving as more research gets conducted and better technology becomes available. Our priority is to stay up to date with the latest findings and procedures so that we can bring to the table the best solutions to aid you with your compromising situation.  

During any mitigation procedures we conduct, not only do we use the most advanced technology but we also have a highly trained team. Our SERVPRO technicians that quickly respond to your emergency are IICRC certified and continually educated. We use a combination of what we have learned through certification programs and the knowledge that we have gathered through our on the job experiences in several different situations.  

Most water-related restoration projects require immediate extraction to remove standing water and saturated porous materials. Then rapid structural drying takes place so that moisture levels of organic materials return to preloss conditions which lower the chances of microbial growth. If you ever need help after a storm, calling SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 868-3343 immediately can give you peace of mind after a disastrous situation.

Durham was originally called the Oyster River Plantation. Read more about Durham’s history here.