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True Hart Farm Christmas Celebration in Advance

11/22/2020 (Permalink)

drying equipment Our team looks forward to seeing you at True Hart Farm!

Come Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and Celebrate Christmas in Advance

True Hart Farm enjoys hosting an annual Christmas celebration. It is a wonderful event for families. Kids will enjoy:
    •    Holiday crafts
    •    Meeting the farm animals
    •    Enjoy holiday food and treats
    •    Meet Prince Charming and Princess Aurora

The whole family will love shopping local vendors looking for that special present. Santa and Mrs. Claus are available for visits from the kids. Watch out for Santa’s elves. They are mischievous and can pop up out of nowhere.

It all takes place on December 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Free admission when you bring a canned good donation. The address is True Hart Farm 174 Knight Lane. So, gather up everyone and head out for not only a good time but a way to give back with the food drive.

If you need a professional “water company near me,” SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties is here to help. We provide water, fire, and flood restoration to Advance residents. Contact us at (336) 677-1415 for more information

Bermuda Run Residents Enjoy Visiting Tanglewood Park

11/15/2020 (Permalink)

van outside building Our experts are looking forward to seeing you at The Garden at Tanglewood and the Arboretum!

Tanglewood Park is a Great Way for Bermuda Run Folks to Explore the Outdoors

What is now known as Tanglewood Park once belonged to Will and Kate Reynolds. Today it is a beautiful public park that can be enjoyed year-round. The park features:
    •    Stocked lakes
    •    Pedal boats
    •    Tennis courts
    •    Aquatic center
    •    Picnic shelters
    •    Rental venues
    •    Trail systems
    •    Horseback riding
    •    Gardens
    •    Golf

The Garden at Tanglewood and the Arboretum are stunning, and you can see plants from all over the world. You can stay in the Manor House Bed & Breakfast and enjoy the park for several days. If you own an RV, you can park it at the Tanglewood RV park. It is a great way to get away for the day or enjoy a more extended stay.

If you need water drying, basement cleanup SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties is a professional water restoration business. We provide water, fire, and flood mitigation in the Bermuda Run area. Contact us at (336) 677-1415 and let us know how we can help you.

SERVPRO Provides Premier Water Extraction Services

11/8/2020 (Permalink)

drying equipment Call the experts at SERVPRO when your property is damaged!

Advance Homeowners Know They Can Depend on Us Even During the Holidays

Advance, NC, is a quaint little community of just over 1,300 people in Eastern Davie County. It is included in the Piedmont Triad area, which played an essential role in the Civil Rights Movement. Where the name Advance comes from is open to debate. Some think it came about when the area added a post office, hoping growth would ensue. Others claim the community was named after the first freed slave in the area, Samuel Vance Allen. But one thing everyone in the town has in common – they love the holidays, and Thanksgiving is a favorite.

Thanksgiving in North Carolina – A Look at the Past
The Thanksgiving holiday, as it is today, was first celebrated in North Carolina in 1849. Governor William A. Graham, in 1848, had asked the legislature to make Thanksgiving a yearly celebration. He asked that the day reflect "acts of good neighborhood and especially for the charitable remembrance of the Poor."

The assembly agreed, and November 15, 1849, was declared the first Thanksgiving in North Carolina. While this was the initial official date, the folks of this state had been giving thanks since April of 1758. On June 7, 1758, Governor Arthur Dobbs declared a day of fasting. The people gave thanks to God for his preservation of the province.

Governor Dobbs also declared a day of public Thanksgiving on the first Wednesday in December. In 1759 he chose October 31st as a day for being thankful. It would be celebrated on different days for several years.  Other declarations included:

•    November 1777 – Governor Richard Caswell receives a petition from lawmakers for a day of thanksgiving. It was celebrated in New Bern on December 18, 1777.
•    November 26, 1784 – First national Thanksgiving proclamation by the government. George Washington and the Continental Congress designated a day of thanksgiving with the end of the American Revolution and peace.
•    1863 – Abraham Lincoln designates Thanksgiving as the last Thursday of November.
•    1939 – President Franklin D Roosevelt bumps Thanksgiving back a week. North Carolina did not go along with the change, like many states.
•    1941 – The fourth Thursday of November is declared a national day of Thanksgiving by Congress and a federal holiday.

Traditional Thanksgiving Foods from Down South
One of the best parts of celebrating Thanksgiving is savoring the tasty food. Depending on where you live, those dishes can vary. It seems turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing are on most menus, but then the favorites can get interesting. Here are five North Carolina inspired holiday dishes:

•    Watergate Salad – So easy to make and so good. It is more dessert than a salad. Pistachio pudding combines with Cool Whip, crushed pineapple, pecans, and marshmallows for melt in your mouth goodness.
•    Cornbread Dressing – Up North, it is known as stuffing, but we call it dressing in NC. We also use cornbread instead of regular breadcrumbs for a genuine taste of the South.
•    Giblet Gravy – Regular gravy is smooth and delicious, but giblet gravy goes a step further. Little bits of the cooked giblets and liver simmer in the gravy and tastes delicious.
•    Sweet Potato Casserole – Nobody grows better sweet potatoes than the folks in North Carolina. No Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner would be complete without this traditional Southern dish.
•    Southern Pecan Pie – While pumpkin pie may rule in many areas, down here, it is pecan pie. Sweet, sugary, pecan goodness that is heaven in a slice.

If you would like to add something unique to your Thanksgiving get-together this year, consider ordering a cake. Food Lion in Advance is taking orders, and you can get different designs, including:

•    Happy Thanksgiving Turkey
•    Autumn Turkey
•    Watercolor Cornucopia
•    Give Thanks Pumpkin
•    Thankful
•    Gobble 'Till You Wobble
•    Golden Harvest Cupcakes
•    Harvest Friends Cupcakes
•    Happy Thanksgiving Cupcakes

Making Memories
Advance families all celebrate Thanksgiving in slightly different ways. It doesn’t matter how you enjoy the festivities but that you are making memories together. SERVPRO families enjoy getting together and sharing some of our favorite traditions with each other too. Some our favorite things are:

•    Cook Together – From picking the menu to cooking the turkey, we like to share in the making of the meal.
•    Football Fans – Some of us are die-hard football fans and can be found eating leftovers around the TV while watching the game.
•    Making a Wish – The battle for the wishbone can get serious!

Who will find it, and who will get their wish granted by getting the bigger half?
•    Game Time – For many of us, the day is filled with everything from board games to card games with friends and family.
•    Black Friday Shopping – If there is early black Friday shopping, you can bet a large portion of us will head out the doors to hit the bargains.

SERVPRO Proudly Serving the Advance Community
The last thing our Green Team wants is for you to need our water extraction services over the holidays. But if you do have a water intrusion of any size, SERVPRO has a crew ready to go. Our team arrives on the scene as quickly as possible to mitigate the water damage. If the problem arises after regular working hours, it is not a problem. We provide emergency services around the clock. At SERVPRO, we understand disaster does not take a holiday, and neither do we. Our water extraction service includes:

•    Doing a scope of the home and creating a plan of action.
•    Removing standing water and moisture from the area.
•    Drying the residence with industrial equipment.
•    Cleaning and repairing structural elements and content as needed.
•    Restoring things such as flooring, walls, and cabinets.
•    Providing mold remediation if there is a mold problem.
•    Returning your home to preloss condition when possible.

SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties is a locally owned and operated business. We hope your holiday is stress-free and filled with a wonderful time with your family. If you do need water extraction help, you can contact us at (336) 677-1415. We are licensed and bonded – Contractor Licenses: Residential: NC 26671.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

How Does SERVPRO Manipulate Conditions to Facilitate Faster Drying in Advance?

10/31/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home We make it “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Considers Several Factors When Ridding Your Advance Home of Excess Moisture

Having pooling water or a leak in your Advance home leads to excess moisture in the air, causing high humidity levels. North Carolina experiences high humidity levels throughout much of the year, so regulating it becomes more critical after a water leak anywhere in your home. SERVPRO technicians understand psychrometry and how it can impact water removal. The three main factors, humidity, airflow, and temperature (HAT), play essential parts for adequate drying.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand the Importance of Psychrometric Conditions
The temperature inside your Advance home during your water removal project directly impacts the amount of water held in the air. The warmer the air, the more moisture it can hold before it becomes saturated. Cooler temperatures have less moisture before it becomes saturated.

What is the Difference Between Relative and Specific Humidity?
    •    Relative humidity (RH) is the measure of how much moisture is in the air at any given time. Technicians measure RH in percentages. The goal for comfortable interiors is about 60% or less.
    •    Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air. Units of measure for specific humidity are grains per pound (gpp).

How Does the SERVPRO Team Regulate Humidity Levels?
    •    SERVPRO technicians use thermo-hygrometers (or hygrometers) to measure relative humidity levels.
    •    By measuring humidity levels, technicians can work to attain a comfortable range
    •    Technicians remove excess water from the home with extraction equipment; the less water remaining in the house means lower humidity levels.
    •    Technicians use air moving equipment in conjunction with dehumidifiers to remove excess moisture, taking care to not over dry your home.

For 24/7 assistance with water removal, contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 to speak with our emergency response team. We make it “Like it never even happened.”

How Can Yadkinville Homeowners Restore their Homes After Fire Damage Occurs?

10/25/2020 (Permalink)

strove in the corner of a room with soot from fire damage covering it Restoring your home to its pre fire damage condition is Team SERVPRO’s main goal. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and mitigation services.

A Certified Restorer Like SERVPRO Can Handle the Fire Damage in Affected Yadkinville Properties Effectively.

After the flames are out, the smoke has settled, and the firefighters leave your Yadkinville property, secondary fire damage begins. If restoration is delayed, severe destruction can occur, leading to high restoration costs. Therefore, contact SERVPRO technicians within 24 hours because we can mitigate the damage and get your property to its pre-damaged state.

What does fire damage restoration involve?

Our team can take several steps to mitigate the fire damage in your Yadkinville home. Fire restoration cleaning is unique, and its goal is to return a property to its preloss condition. Our technicians can examine the affected structures and contents and determine what items can be restored and which ones require replacement. We also identify the items that do not require restoration and the odds of restoring questionable items. The restoration process can involve the following:

  • Thorough cleaning
  • Recognizing and documenting pre existing damages
  • Water damage restoration
  • Deodorization

How long does a complete fire damage restoration process take?

The restoration process can take a few days or several weeks, depending on factors such as:

  • The size of the affected area
  • The type of materials that burned during the fire
  • Any affected local infrastructure like a downed powerline
  • Number of furnishings in the structure

Our technicians can inspect the damage and provide you with an accurate time estimate. The inspection process helps us determine the best technique and products to use.

How do you clean carpet and upholstery affected by soot and smoke?

Soot and smoke residues can travel to various areas in the affected property, including in the guest rooms. If left unattended for over 24 hours, the residues can begin to discolor surfaces such as carpet and furniture. Our technicians can use a dry vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove soot and smoke residues on your furniture and upholstery. We can also use portable extractors with a vacuum, heater, and pump to clean your carpet.

Can you get your equipment into the affected area without scratching walls and floors?

Our SERVPRO technicians are conscientious when moving appliances, equipment, file cabinets, and supplies from one point to another. We understand that dragging equipment around can damage your hardwood floor by scratching the finishing. We can use various material handling equipment depending on the size of the appliance or equipment we are moving. We can use small carts to carry our supplies and tools. Our technicians can use convertible hand trucks to move equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers.

Quick action is essential when it comes to fire damage restoration. Contact SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for efficient and fast repair. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.  

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What Could Have Caused My Water Leak in Your Advance Home?

10/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged home Unfortunately, no amount of vigilance or dedication to proper maintenance can entirely eliminate your risks of a water leak.

The Water Leak in Your Advance Home Could Have Been Caused by Any of a Number of Things, Like a Leaky Pipe, Damaged Roof, Clogged Drainage System, Malfunctioning Appliance, or a Deteriorated Water Container.

One of the greatest threats to your Advance home is an undetected persistent water leak.  Several things can cause these troublesome issues, each arising in different parts of your house and requiring distinct methods and tools to solve.  Leaks range from the readily apparent to the hard to detect.  While one of the most common causes of these household problems, a ruptured water pipe, is clearly visible and catastrophic, other, slower sources of escaping water could cause the same amount of damage over the long term.  Slow leaks from damaged roofs, degraded pipes, backed up drainage systems, malfunctioning appliances, and corroded water containers can be quite insidious and substantially impair your property if not caught early enough.

What Can Cause Pipe Leaks?
SERVPRO, a service that offers water removal in Advance, has seen the various ways pipes develop water leaks.  Sometimes they suddenly and dramatically fail, gushing gallons of water in a matter of minutes, while other times they deteriorate slowly and merely release trickles of liquid.  The following are some of the ways your pipes may develop leaks:

    •    Extreme fluctuations in temperatures over a short period of time
    •    High water pressure
    •    Blocked lines
    •    Defective parts
    •    Poorly secured water connectors
    •    Broken seals around water connectors
    •    Damaged pipe fittings or valves
    •    Corroded or otherwise degraded pipes
    •    Displacement or penetration by tree roots

While great and rapid variations in temperature tend to cause most pipe leaks, they are also caused by numerous other things like systemic issues, defective parts, and normal wear and tear.  By simply keeping your home properly heated and allowing your faucets to drip during cold spells, you can often avoid most pipe ruptures associated with temperature changes.  You can avoid the other common causes of leaks by having your pipes routinely inspected by a reputable service like SERVPRO.

How Can My Roof Develop a Water Issue?
Your home’s roof protects you and your family from the weather outside.  It serves this often difficult function throughout the year, through all the seasonal weather extremes.  In the winter, your roof stoically deals with cold temperatures and heavy snows.  It repels heavy rains during the spring and over the summer and fall months, it bravely defends your home from the powerful winds and driving rains of tropical storms.  However, this strong barrier against the elements also has some weaknesses and can degrade over time.  Here are some of the ways SERVPRO experts think your roof could eventually develop leaks:

    •    Missing or broken shingles
    •    Cracked flashing under shingles
    •    Improperly sealed areas where two roof planes come together
    •    Broken seals around roof vents
    •    Deteriorated chimneys and skylights
    •    Clogged gutters
    •    Ice dams that prevent water drainage from the edges of your roof

Fortunately, each of these issues can be prevented by periodically having your roof checked for damage.

How Could My Drainage System Become Blocked?
As you can imagine, your home’s drainage network is exceedingly important for drawing water away from your residence.  If this network becomes blocked for any reason, it could cause stormwater to seep into your attic, drip down behind the walls of your house, or flow back toward your home’s foundation.  These are just a few things that could cause a blockage to develop:

    •    Fallen leaves in the autumn filling up gutters
    •    Storm debris like tree limbs and trash preventing water from draining off your roof
    •    Mud produced by heavy rains blocking pipes and drains
    •    Fallen trees and other storm-related trash filling up drainage ditches and canals
    •    Water freezing in gutters or drainage pipes

In order to prevent such blockages, SERVPRO suggests that you always keep a watchful eye on your drainage network and ensure that it is in good working order.

What Can Cause a Malfunctioning Appliance to Leak Water?
Another reason you might require water removal services is a malfunctioning appliance.  Often, a faulty or old water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, or refrigerator is the culprit.  Several issues could potentially cause your appliance to leak, like:
    •    Corrosion and rust
    •    Degraded hoses or gaskets
    •    Defective or old valves
    •    Clogs caused by minerals like calcium, magnesium, lime, and iron deposits

Once again, SERVPRO professionals assert that these are relatively simple problems to avoid and just require that you remain diligent in maintaining your appliances.

Unfortunately, no amount of vigilance or dedication to proper maintenance can entirely eliminate your risks of a water leak.  So, if you ever need a leak repaired and water removed from your residence, call your helpful neighbors at SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for assistance.

Should School Cleaning Staff Manage Mold Damage in Advance Educational Institutions?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall Leverage the specialized skills of SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties’ mold remediation technicians when mold lingers in community schools.

The Singular Focus of SERVPRO’s Mold Remediation Crews Support Their Use in Advance Schools Struggling with Recurring Mold Issues

When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turned its attention to microbial remediation, the mold damage seen in Advance schools was precisely the type of issue at hand. The EPA developed a straightforward protocol for managing mold infestations without hysteria or impossible to meet promises. School engineers do not have the specific training contemplated by the ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation.

Why Is Intensive Cleaning Inadequate for Mold Damage Resolution?
Even when school employees clean affected surfaces daily, if the mold damage in Advance educational buildings is not approached in fidelity to the above references, it is likely to recur. Cleaning with water or diluted bleach solutions can feed the mold spores, merely lightening stains while keeping organic surfaces wet enough to support mold growth.

How Do Mold Remediation Experts Manage a School Mold Outbreak?
The EPA guidelines developed included measures designed to protect the health of building occupants and remediators. SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) take care to find the water source and arrange for repair or elimination of the root cause of mold growth -- persistent moisture. Then our team, clad in personal protective equipment (PPE):

• Contains the moldy space, including the use of air scrubbers
• Removes the mold by mechanical techniques, bagging the debris for lawful disposal
• Vacuums and wipes down surfaces
• Applies EPA-registered antimicrobials to affected surfaces to inhibit mold growth rebound

Why Is a Topical Disinfectant Alone an Ineffective Strategy?
Merely spraying mold-covered surfaces is not best practices. Although we sometimes broadcast-spray an excessively moldy space before remediation, physical removal of the mold organisms is the only way to reduce spores to typical levels. Ridding the area of current colonies and managing moisture are the EPA recommendations with the most likely success chance.

Leverage the specialized skills of SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties’ mold remediation technicians when mold lingers in community schools. Call (336) 677-1415 to discuss how we follow the EPA protocol in schools and commercial buildings.

Is Furniture Safe After a Water Leak?

9/18/2020 (Permalink)

man on couch with rising water Don't let water take over your home. Let the professionals at SERVPRO help restore your water damaged home and furniture.

The Furniture in Advance Homes May Need the Help of a Professional Water Restoration Technician After Being in Contact with Water From a Leak.

Most Advance homeowners find themselves with a water leak in their homes at some point or another. If you're lucky, the water damage is minimal, and you spot it quickly, thus reducing the time in which water wreaks havoc on your floors, furniture, and surfaces. Conversely, if the water leaks silently for some time, you may run the risk of weakened drywall and unsalvageable furniture. The impact of prolonged water exposure is critical, and you want to avoid it by calling a reputable water restoration company as soon as possible.

When your home in Advance needs water cleanup services, make sure to call our SERVPRO office as soon as you spot the problem. Our phone lines are operational 24/7 to respond to emergencies as they happen, and our crew is ready to apply its knowledge to mitigate your loss. By training with industry experts, we have the business acumen to perform efficient cleanup jobs that minimize the risk of developing complications, such as the proliferation of mold due to excess humidity.

Can I save my carpet after water damage?

Our SERVPRO team can discuss your home's specific nuances, but, generally speaking, as long as the leaking water does not contain waste, we can perform the drying and cleanup job to preserve them. The same is true about other porous materials that might absorb water easily. If you worry about the water mixing with dirt already in your carpet, our team has at its disposal a myriad of treatments to leave it clean and dry, including-

  • Agitation which loosens up the soil and makes it easier to clean
  • Chemical which involves the application of EPA-approved cleaning solutions to carpet fibers
  • Dehumidifiers and air circulators to promote moisture extraction

Once we treat your carpets, we may suggest using stain repellents to avoid the accumulation of dirt. During the restoration process, you can be sure that our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties team is doing its best. When you call us at (336) 677-1415, we join your goal of leaving your home, "Like it never even happened." 

How Can I Protect My Basement Game Room From Flood Damage?

9/4/2020 (Permalink)

Basement game room Give us a call today at (336) 677-1415. We have the tools and experts to assist you.

Advance Residents Looking To Keep Basements Safe From Flood Damage.

A game room is a great way to use spare basement space in your Advance home. You can keep it simple with a table and chairs, and a bunch of card and board games. Or, you can go all out and install a dart board, a pool table, or even a small indoor basketball hoop.

If you have kids, a game room is an ideal place for them to hang out with their friends, or for your family to spend quality time together. It’s also an excellent way to use space that would otherwise have been stuffed with souvenirs and unwanted furniture. Unfortunately, flood damage is a risk for Advance basements. 

How do I know if my basement is at risk of flood damage?

If you have noticed water in your basement in the past, it could be at risk of flood damage. Warning signs include pools of water around doors or visibly moldy or water-damaged items.

Other risk factors include:

  • A yard that slopes down towards your basement
  • Rickety or damaged doors, or doors with broken seals or panes
  • Broken gutters or downpipes nearby

SERVPRO recommends taking steps to protect your basement now – prevention is much better than cure, and there are several things you can do.

What can I do to flood-proof my basement?

There are several steps you can take: 

  • Repair any broken doors, seals, or window panes immediately
  • Ensure your garden slopes away from your basement, not toward it – call in a gardener to help you
  • Clean gutters regularly and fix broken guttering or downspouts
  • Consider installing a sump pump to kick in and automatically pump water away
  • Find out about basement waterproofing treatment and whether it is a good option for you

 Can I do anything to protect my gaming items?

SERVPRO understands that even when you flood-proof your basement, you cannot guarantee water will never enter. That is why we suggest taking extra care of your gaming items too:

Store board and card games on raised shelves, at waist height or higher

Consider putting gaming tables such as pool tables on a raised platform

Store particularly expensive or delicate items elsewhere in your home

If you are concerned about flood damage, consider furnishing your basement game room with cheap and easily-replaced items.

When should I call SERVPRO?

Call our team at the first sign of flood damage to your basement. There is no such thing as a job too big or too small – we equip our teams to handle every flood size, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

If you leave flood water standing, there is an increased risk of microbial growth and further damage to your game room. Do not delay – if you see flood damage, make that call.

What happens when SERVPRO arrives?

We train our technicians to The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) standards, so you can rest assured they know how to handle every aspect of flood damage remediation.

Our team will start with a thorough assessment of your property. We can also take care of any immediate safety issues, such as establishing a safe source of power for our equipment. Our teams come with full personal protective equipment to safely and hygienically handle all grades of water (including sewage). 

The first step in remediation is pumping out the water. We use a range of free-standing and truck-mounted pumps and wand extractors to remove moisture from your game room.

Next, we clean any water-damaged items. Depending on the material, we might use wet or dry cleaning, immersion, or spot cleaning.

We use dehumidifiers and fans to dry your basement. This is important for odor control and for preventing fungal growth. We can also clean and dry individual items such as a gaming chair or pool table.

We use the latest moisture-testing technology, such as moisture meters, moisture probes, and thermal-hygrometers, to monitor the drying process. SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties knows that thorough drying is key to a successful flood damage remediation job.

How will I know what to salvage?

Our highly trained technicians have a good eye for what is salvageable and what is not. Our policy is to clean and repair wherever possible – we only recommend trashing an item if it is beyond repair. 

What about damp smells?

We know that a damp-smelling basement is not a fun gaming place, and the smell is a reminder of the flood damage, too. We use air scrubbers and sometimes ozone generators or foggers to control odor. We also have spot-cleaning products we can use to deodorize delicate materials that cannot withstand more thorough cleaning.

If you need flood damage remediation that you can trust, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.

Should I Call A Professional After Fire Damage In Advance?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

Fire line in front of a destroyed home For professional fire damage assistance, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.

Advance Homeowners Need Quick Cleanup After Fire Damage

No one wants a disaster to occur in their Advance home, but unfortunately, sometimes an incident happens anyway. When something goes wrong, SERVPRO is here for you – We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. However, some people might wonder if they can handle things by themselves.

Fire damage to your Advance home is stressful. You want to get cleaned up and back to normal as soon as possible. However, please resist the temptation to tackle the cleanup yourself. Professional companies have the necessary training and knowledge to mitigate fire damage, which is better for you and your family.

What are the advantages of calling a professional company?

If you are not used to cleaning up fire damage, you do not know the most effective techniques. We train our technicians in the latest fire cleanup techniques. Our teams set up containment if needed to prevent further spread of soot. We use methods such as HEPA vacuuming and ultrasonic cleaning to remove particles from furniture, soft furnishings, walls, ceilings, and more.

Besides proper training, our teams also have industry-standard protective equipment, to carry out the job safely.

What do fire damage remediation companies look for?

Soot stains and warped furniture are apparent signs of fire damage. However, our technicians also look for:
    •    Damaged appliances or electronics
    •    Hidden smoke damage such as in HVAC systems or hidden corners
    •    Warped door and window frames from the fire or fire-fighting efforts
    •    Cracked windows
    •    Leftover water and damp patches on carpets or drapes from fire hoses

What else can SERVPRO help with?

Cleaning away soot is just one part of our fire damage cleanup service. Our teams also:
    •    Dry out any damp patches to help prevent future mold growth
    •    Clean and restore personal belongings and papers wherever possible
    •    Carry out structural repairs such as removing and replacing wallpaper, insulation, drywall, and plaster if necessary
    •    Use air scrubbers and foggers to remove acrid smoke odors and freshen your home

Our thorough service means you can get back to normal life quickly, secure in knowing that there is no hidden damage waiting to cause you problems later.

For professional fire damage assistance, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.