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That's A Wrap, 2021!
SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin County's 2021 Wrap-up!
Since the dawn of the new decade, the world has witnessed unimaginable change. From enduring an ongoing global pandemic, to requiring a new way of life, the modern 20’s have forced people and businesses to adapt.
Luckily for SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties, our team is made up of OSHA certified, COVID cleaning specialists. These qualifications have not only helped us keep our team and our community safe, but have made us an invaluable resource for both commercial and residential preventative COVID cleaning.
SERVPRO of D&Y has been in business since 2011, with 2021 marking our 10th year anniversary! Out of the past 10 years, the 2020’s have proved the most eventful and interesting. Our team has learned so much, and we are ready to take this progress and knowledge into 2022!
Check out 2021’s work:
Cleaning up after a fire is one of the essential elements in making fire losses "Like it never even happened." Restoring your property cannot happen without cleaning many of the exposed surfaces and materials. Removing soot damages and cleaning up fire debris are among the most hazardous and challenging of the restoration tasks in this phase. Removing soot often involves several different approaches ranging from water-based solvent wipe cleaning techniques to soda and media blasting.
- COVID Clean - Advance, NC
The rapid onset of the new COVID variants has increased the need for OSHA certified cleaning specialists to aid in preventing the spread of both the Delta and Omicron variants. SERVPRO teams have become an invaluable resource for both commercial and residential spaces looking for preventative COVID cleaning- especially within schools and homes.
The Advance, NC COVID cleaning listed above was requested by an individual who was returning home from a hospital stay and wanted his house sanitized prior to his return home. Using the “3 C’s of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned'' as the standard, the SERVPRO of D&Y team was able to ensure this client’s home was sanitized and safe for him and his family.
- Mold remediation in hospital operating room
Mold is sneaky, dangerous, and can take less than 72 hours to fully infest a property. That’s how a hospital in Sparta, NC ended up with mold in an operating room, of all places. When mold begins to invade, the infestation should be dealt with quickly, and safely. That’s why the hospital reached out to SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin for emergency mold remediation. Our team aided the hospital quickly and efficiently, helping to ensure the safety of staff and patients without a disruption of schedule.
- Bio Hazard clean - Elkin, NC
SERVPRO is best known for fire, water and mold damage mitigation- however, that’s not all we are trained for. SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties is proud to specialize in biohazard and crime scene cleanup. The restoration of your property following a biohazard event or a crime needs experienced and empathetic professionals like those at SERVPRO of D&Y to safely clean them to our professional standards. Because traumatic events often involve biological and chemical contaminants, it’s very important to know that the restoration process is being handled in compliance with all government, environmental and health regulations. Clients can trust in the SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin team, no matter the circumstance.
We are truly in the business of helping people, and our clients make this possible. Thank you to all those we have worked alongside and helped this year- we appreciate your trust and support.
SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties is a locally owned and family operated restoration franchise, proudly serving over 83,000 North Carolinians across the piedmont. SERVPRO has positioned itself as the preferred restoration vendor for many national and local insurance companies, and our central NC location truly upholds this standard.
The SERVPRO D&Y team collectively hold over 20 industry certifications, making them a trusted local leader in water, fire, storm, mold remediation, as well as COVID-19 cleaning protocol.
You can find pictures from our notable 2021 job sites here!
Mold Damage in Your Advance Business Should Not Be a Cause of Alarm
Mold spreads quickly when the conditions are right. Contact SERVPRO to investigate the cause and remediate the damage in your business.
Call Professional Restorers Immediately When You Notice Mold Damage in Your Advance Business
Mold in a business or commercial building can be a frightening topic for business owners. If it is not properly cleaned up and eliminated by experienced restorers like SERVPRO, it can harm your business in the long run. If ignored, it can spread to other moist areas and fill the air with hazardous spores.
To begin the restoration process, we can thoroughly assess the commercial mold damage in your Advance business. Mold growth assessment involves more than just looking at what is growing in a corner or on the walls. Mold can be an unseen visitor that grows behind and around what you notice at first. Such deception necessitates inquisitive thinking.
What Causes Mold Growth?
Water or moisture problems are the root of all mold growth. To get rid of it, our SERVPRO team must first figure out where the moisture originates from, and how it enters your business. We can use thermal imaging cameras to check where the water is coming from and how it travelled.
By treating the moisture source, we can also prevent new growth. The area in which we shall work is determined by calculations of the contaminated area. Some of the methods we use include:
- Resolving the water issue.
- Isolating the contaminated region.
- Reducing the amount of dust caused by mold spores.
- Removing any porous objects that are moist or moldy.
SERVPRO’s restorers can treat the affected area with advanced products to bring back a healthy environment in your business.
Mold damage may distract your business operations if not handled professionally. Call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for fast remediation. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.
Bermuda Run Store Owners Calling for Professional Water Damage Assistance
Our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise and state of the art equipment to get your business back in order after a water catastrophe.
SERVPRO Has a Green Fleet and Skilled Water Damage Technicians to Bring Your Bermuda Run Business Back to Life
Water infiltration within your Bermuda Run store means that you have more to worry about than damp carpeting. Whether you had burst pipes or ceiling leaks, time is of the essence to ensure you limit secondary damage and avoid the onset of mold. SERVPRO will arrive at your business quickly to determine your needs, so you hopefully have little or no downtime to worry about.
Working around your inventory is something we know how to do when you call us for emergency services water damage in Bermuda Run. Our IICRC-certified technicians know how to inspect your store contents and building materials to select the best cleaning and drying options. In most commercial calls where store inventory is a factor, pack up and move out services help ensure your pieces are not damaged or affected by moisture during the cleanup.
During extraction, we also make sure that relative humidity gets addressed accordingly. We have water restoration technicians (WRT) that work fast to dry the impacted water loss zone with the help of:
- Powerful dehumidifiers that help to capture any water vapors moving through the air
- Centrifugal air movers that push high-speed air over any wet surface areas
Should it seem that the flooring or subfloor within your business has been impacted, we may put drying mats in place to help speed the drying process. Throughout the job, our crew monitors relative humidity and drying by taking multiple readings. Everything gets a thorough cleaning, and sanitization helps us wrap up the job.
SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties is available 24/7 for water cleanup and damage control services. Call us at (336) 677-1415!
How Can Mold Damage Get Removed in Advance Businesses?
If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.
Our SERVPRO Team Remediates Mold Colonies Quickly in Advance Commercial Properties.
Mold damage is an underappreciated threat to area businesses, especially considering the severe weather that can often impact the area from the Atlantic Ocean. Commercial structures with prolonged moisture concerns can facilitate active colonization that deteriorates hosting materials and can be a costly destroyer of wares and stock. Our fast-responding remediators can help with:
- Mold remediation
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold specialists
- Bathroom mold removal
- Attic mold
- Black mold
What Mold Remediation Is Best in Advance Businesses?
Because there are multiple removal techniques for mold damage in Advance businesses, none of these is a universal approach to remediation. We evaluate the property and affected contents for the most efficient and efficacious removal techniques. The faster these strategies can get implemented, the less your business can notice the loss caused by a spreading hazardous organism.
When mold damage becomes a threat to your business, our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties can help. Call us right away at (336) 677-1415.
Local Favorite Snooks BBQ Re-Opens for Residents of Advance
If you are looking for a delicious meal, look no further. Try out Snooks BBQ in Advance.
Snooks BBQ is an Advance Institution that is Reopening in January
North Carolina's hottest barbecue joint is finally reopening this January after a stint of virus-enforced closures. The smoke-house bbq restaurant offers a simple menu of chops, ribs, and corn nuggets, among other delicious meals cooked in an outdoor fire pit for several hours each day. This venue serves up Lexington-style bbq food in a homely environment that has delighted locals of Advance for years. The quaint, cozy, and inviting atmosphere and the reasonable prices has allowed it to continue as a local institution. The smoke-house also serves excellent deli sandwiches alongside their famous bbq sauce, which can be brought by the bottle. While the new menu is slightly reduced, the small back room is sure to fill up quickly from January onwards.
- Enjoy traditional, Lexington-style bbq in a homely atmosphere
- Reasonable pricing, as well as an eat-in area around the back
- Plate lunches and deli sandwiches are served throughout the day.
The buildup of mold in your home or even a bbq joint can quickly damage structural materials or belongings. Contact SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for assistance from an expert remediator.
Tour the World-famous Yadkin Valley Wineries with Guidance from Bermuda Run Experts
Enjoy an evening of wine tasting with friends as SERVPRO handles water clean up on your property. Leaving it "Like it never even happened."
Yadkin Valley Wine Tours Take Guests from Bermuda Run to the Finest Tasting Rooms in the Area
North Carolina has a burgeoning reputation as one of the finest new-world wine producers. These wines are influenced by the diverse soil composition and terrains found around Bermuda Run, which is refined in the European style before shipping across the United States and worldwide. Yadkin Valley is an especially popular region, and wine-tasting tours are taking place throughout January. Perfect for group events, dates, or tourism, the tours take you directly into some of Bermuda Run's excellent wineries. Enjoy food and drinks while receiving an education on the history of the surrounding vineyards and the process of creating world-renowned wines.
- Organization and bookings are completed online with space available for larger groups or birthdays.
- Safe social distancing is applied to ensure everyone enjoys a secure experience
- Tour guides have worked with wineries for decades and can provide informative tours with a fun touch.
Contaminated water can make your home an unsanitary and unsafe environment. Contact SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.
See Advance From A New Perspective With A Flight Lesson This Winter
Does your Davie or Yadkin business have mold issues? Call SERVPRO for the remediation services you need.
Take To The Skies Above Advance For A Breathtaking Adventure
If you are looking for something different to do in Advance this winter, or even for an unusual and unforgettable gift, look no further than powered hang gliding lessons from Papa Tango Aviation.
An introductory flight lesson gives you the unique feeling of flying and is suitable for complete beginners.
- You’ll be in constant contact with your instructor via a state of the art noise-canceling headset.
- Papa Tango can make arrangements for a second craft and instructor if you would like to fly with a friend.
- Receive a signed Flight Certificate after your lesson – this counts towards your sport’s pilot certificate if you decide to pursue further training!
Contact Papa Tango Aviation for pricing inquiries and to book your spot.
All businesses have to be mindful of mold at this time of year, when wet weather provides a breeding ground for fungus. SERVPRO is here to help support all local businesses with mold damage remediation. Call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.
Should School Cleaning Staff Manage Mold Damage in Advance Educational Institutions?
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.
My Advance Shop Experienced Smoke Damage – Can My Sheetrock Be Saved?
Contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 if you need any type of fire damage restoration.
SERVPRO Knows How to Mitigate Fire Damage in Advance Commercial Buildings
Advance is home to the historic Vestal Potts Gymnasium. There are also mechanic workshops, artist workshops, and auto shops. No matter the type of business, smoke residue can cause severe damage to walls and ceilings.
Can I Paint Over the Smoke Damage?
If your shop experienced a minor fire that mainly caused smoke damage, you might think a quick cleanup will take care of it. If you have sheetrock constructed walls, it is tempting to wipe them down thoroughly and repaint them. That may not be a wise move. Fire damage in Advance of any kind should be dealt with by a professional cleaning and restoration company.
How Does SERVPRO Handle Sheetrock?
Whenever our team gets called in for fire restoration, we carefully inspect all walls and ceilings. There are different types of smoke residue, and each one requires different cleaning methods. There are four types of smoke residue:
• Dry smoke powder
• Protein smoke residues
• Wet smoke residues
• Fuel oil smoke residue (requiring specific techniques)
Soot is a smoke film that has settled, and it has a strong odor. If you paint over your sheetrock without removing the contaminant, you are going to trap the smell. You may be smelling smoke for years to come. SERVPRO technicians test the residues to ascertain what type is there. They can then clean it with the appropriate products and method.
Sealing May be Necessary
At times, the particulates can become so embedded into the sheetrock that cleaning cannot eradicate it. In this situation, the technicians use sealants. The sealants encapsulate the odors in a way that covers the smell. The sheetrock can then be primed and painted.
Contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 if you need any type of fire damage restoration. We handle commercial restoration of all sizes.
Do Businesses In Advance Need Professional Water Restoration?
If you need out-of-hours restoration, contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.
Water Intrusion can Lead to Severe Bacterial Issues in your Advance Business Without Commercial Water Cleanup Services
Do Commercial Business Restorers Work Out-of-hours?
For late-night businesses in Advance, out-of-hours restoration services can be essential. If your bar or kitchen suffers a water leak, there can be significant amounts of standing water within a few hours, while closure could affect your projected revenues. SERVPRO commercial teams are available on call throughout the night for businesses with water intrusion emergencies. Our crew chiefs can arrive on-site quickly and put in place vital mitigation methods to prevent further harm. These mitigation measures may include extracted water from the area, or setting in place controls to provide mold and bacteria from working through the stages of growth. You can contact us twenty-four hours a day in an emergency.
Is standing water a health risk?
All water contains microbes. When large bodies of water intrude into your business, these microbes can breed rapidly. The most effective solution to deal with microbial growth concerns is to use a commercial water cleanup service in Advance. Our technicians can thoroughly disinfect the area and disperse vital anti-microbial treatments to prevent bodies of water from deteriorating into more severe contamination levels. Overnight our team can prevent long-term damage from coming to your business before putting in place a solid plan of action to return it to a preloss condition.
What are the stages of microbial growth in a water emergency?
• Microbes begin to grow in the presence of moisture and temperatures of sixty Fahrenheit
• Fungus attach to food sources like drywall or other porous textiles and materials
• Within three days, these microbes can form full-size colonies which spread rapidly through porous materials and require professional remediation
If you need out-of-hours restoration, contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.
We Get You Back To Business In Advance After A Water Damage Disaster
We have the necessary state of the art equipment for all your water damage needs. Please call us right away to prevent further damage.
What Can SERVPRO Do for My Water-Damaged Advance Store?
Our experienced restoration professionals can offer fast extraction and drying solutions to get your doors back open as soon as possible.
With the conveniences and pace of online shopping, it can feel at times that your small Advance shop is losing ground to a virtual marketplace at everyone’s fingertips. Brick and mortar locations like yours are also susceptible to disasters like water loss incidents with situations like pipes breaking, sprinkler system malfunctions, or leaks in exposed pipes. Any of these scenarios can lead to substantial complications for your business without a fast and confident response by professionals like our SERVPRO team.
How Long Should I Expect to Wait for Help?
- Fast response
- First notice of loss
- Contact within hours
When disasters strike your shop, and you find that you need water removal for your Advance business, time is of the essence to get this process started as soon as possible. Many property management professionals have trusted our SERVPRO firm over the years because of our prompt response to these emergencies with the personnel and equipment to make a positive difference.
The first notice of loss (FNOL) is one of the crucial points of communication between the business owner and representatives of our SERVPRO team. With staffed emergency lines available 24/7, when you call about a disaster, you are getting through to a real person on the other end. The benefit in this is that we can begin to compile pertinent details about the loss situation to ensure that the appropriate equipment and trained professionals are getting dispatched to help when you need it most.
From this FNOL, we have professionals mobilizing as quickly as possible to get our Green Fleet out to your water damaged building. We know how quickly water emergencies can get out of control, and that is why we strive to reach every loss incident within hours of your initial call. Every minute that passes is precious, so we waste no time in getting mitigation started to protect the structural elements of your shop and your stock.
What Efficient Strategies Exist for Water Removal?
- Electric submersible pumps
- Truck-mount extractors
- Wet vacuums
Among the chief actions that our mitigation team must address when we first arrive at your Advance shop are extraction and water removal. Standing water can be destructive to the wares that you sell in the store as well as structural elements like flooring, fixtures like shelves and counters, and other exposed areas and contents. The right equipment used at the right times can dramatically reduce the presence of surface water to make water losses more manageable.
Submersible pumps can help when pooling water is more than two inches in depth. In these situations, the volume of water can absorb into flooring, wallboard, wood trim, and structural fixtures in your shop without fast actions. Submersible pumps offer continuous removal of standing water to a manageable depth where other extraction options are necessary.
Wet vacuums complete the final stages of removing surface water. In addition to their direct suction on surfaces and accessories that can help to reach into otherwise inaccessible areas, wet vacuums also utilize attachments like squeegee wands for hard surface flooring and carpet wands for removing moisture from carpets in the damaged areas.
Can SERVPRO Protect the Wares in My Store?
- Content management
- On-site solutions
- Off-site recovery
Protecting the wares that you sell in your store must also be a priority of our responding technicians when we arrive. Standing water primarily produces risks for situations like mold growth and deterioration, so we must carefully choose what must occur with individually affected items. These determinations happen during the job scoping process, where we determine what wares in your Advance shop can get relocated on-site and cleaned and which might require more involved approaches off-site.
Many of the lightly damaged or unaffected goods in your shop do not require in-depth cleaning and restoration approaches. The best solution for many of these items is to relocate them to an area of the shop where they can get less impacted by increased moisture contents and changing environmental conditions that occur during the restoration process.
We have a nearby SERVPRO facility capable of receiving a high volume of relocated wares from your water-damaged shop temporarily. This solution can be a benefit when there is nowhere on-site to store mostly undamaged goods. For damaged items, our in-house content management team can meet the demands of these individual objects with effective drying and cleaning solutions to prepare them for a return to your shop if possible.
How Thorough is the Drying Process?
- Evaporative drying solutions
- Specialty drying tools
- Moisture detection
Effective drying is undeniably vital to the restoration and recovery of your Advance shop after a water loss situation. Water migration can affect many materials beyond the surface, so we must maintain a constant awareness of dampness and moisture pockets beyond what we can easily see. We have efficient drying solutions to quickly manage water losses, including air movers and portable electric heaters that can maximize evaporation.
Depending on the materials affected by the water emergency, it can be necessary to utilize some of our more advanced tools and technologies to help make these losses “Like it never even happened.” Specialty drying tools like drying mats and our SERVPRO Injecti-Dry System can help to address water trapped in flooring materials and dampness in structural cavities. Despite the effectiveness of air movers, there are many practical applications for these advanced approaches to maximize drying efficiency.
We can double-check the production of our drying approaches utilizing many advanced technologies for moisture detection, including surface moisture meters and thermal imagery. Not only can these approaches showcase where drying is necessary, but also determine the migration of water damage to ensure the proper placement of air movers and dehumidifiers.
Protecting your shop and its wares can be a significant challenge with water loss emergencies. Our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties team can help with efficient drying and recovery solutions. Give us a call anytime at (336) 677-1415.
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Commercial Water Damage In Advance
“Like it never even happened.”
A Leak in a Utility Closet Causes Commercial Water Damage in Advance Office
Even with regular inspections and security equipment expansions in place to catch early warning signs of fire and commercial water damage, the possibility of it occurring remains. Although break rooms and restrooms are the prime areas for water loss events that strike a business property, anywhere there are pipes, there can be leaks.
A local Advance business owner with commercial water damage found himself looking at about half an inch of water on the flooring throughout his office when the supply line to a sink in the janitorial closet busted. Although the owner had an environmentally enhanced monitoring system, a large amount of water spilled before the detection systems got triggered, automatically shutting off the water to the building.
Rapid Arrival with Fast Start Water Cleanup
The first call the business owner made was to SERVPRO, and techs arrived on-site quickly with their service vans stocked with everything needed to clean up the water loss situation. Because some electrical outlets were on the floor, the electricity got shut off for safety reasons, and the techs powered their extraction equipment with generators.
Equipment Move Out
The business owner had concerns about his server room located next to the janitorial utility closet where the water loss originated. SERVPRO techs moved out the computer equipment to inhibit any secondary damages from exposure to the elevated moisture and per the request of the property owner, arranged for an industry professional to inspect the equipment before reinstallation and reuse.
Controlled Demo is a Standard Part of Water Loss Restoration
When water comes into contact with sheetrock, it wicks readily and travels upward through the core. There is a very short window to dry it before it weakens, buckles, and deteriorates. SERVPRO techs can ascertain what stage the sheetrock is at and, if necessary, halt any further damage through the use of flood cuts. They are licensing as general contractors #NC 26671 and can extend the restoration services to reconstruction to make repairs as needed.
SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 restores and repairs properties with commercial water damage and makes the loss, “Like it never even happened.”
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Water damage at Yadkinville manufacturing facility
Flooded manufacturing facility in Yadkinville North Carolina
SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties was called to a local manufacturing facility in Yadkinville when they experienced a failure of a riser coupling in their fire suppression system. An eight inch water line then began filling their warehouse and office building with an estimated 250,000 gallons of water before it could be shut off. Within forty five minutes of the first phone call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties was extracting water from both floors of the companies office complex. Within twenty four hours the building was filled with commercial air movers and dehumidifiers to remove water absorbed by the building materials. Make sure that your choice of restoration contractor has ability to respond to any size loss at your commercial property. Call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at 336 677 1415 for any size water of fire damage.
This warehouse in Mocksville NC was flooded by a broken water supply line. All documents were restored and preserved.
Whether it affects your home or business, Water damage can leave a soggy mess behind. Paper files, documents, books, photographs and artworks on paper can be ruined if quick, proper action is not taken. SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties can respond within hours of your call to begin the process of saving and restoring all of your irreplaceable papers.
We have five processes that we can use to restore water-damaged paper materials:
• Air Drying - This is simply laying the items out to dry in the air, often with the addition of a fan to keep the air circulating. This can be effective if you only have a few items, but it is too slow and takes too much space to be the top choice for most jobs.
• Dehumidification - Dehumidification is the process of placing the water damaged wet items in a container and lowering the humidity of the air in the container. The dry air pulls the water out of the documents. Sometimes this is done in association with freezing; freezing wet items stops the growth of any mold or mildew until the drying can take place.
• Freezer Drying - this process of freezing wet documents is effective, but it may leave the papers distorted and cupped.
• Vacuum Freeze Drying - This is freeze drying in a vacuum chamber. The vacuum allows the frozen water to be pulled from the papers as vapor. This method often results in the least possible distortion of paper, but it may not be the best for photographs or leather bound books.
• Vacuum Thermal Drying - This is similar to vacuum freeze-drying, except it takes place at temperatures above 32 degrees. The papers will be wet during the drying process, and they may lose flexibility.
While no restoration process can promise to return your documents and papers to their original condition, knowing which method is best for books, photographs, watercolor paintings and printed documents will go a long way toward preserving the usefulness of the items. Water damage, as you can see, takes on many forms.
When you discover that papers, books and photographs have been affected by Water Damage, remember these tips to avoid causing further harm:
• Glossy paper should be your first priority. It is especially likely to stick together, and the sheets or pages should be separated if possible while you wait for professional advice.
• Avoid touching the surface of wet photographs.
• Do not wipe mud or sludge off of wet paper as this could smear the print. After the documents have been dried, the material can be easily brushed off.
Seeing your business records or family photographs soggy and grimy after a flood event can be devastating, but you may be surprised by what can be saved with quick intervention. Our certified IICRC technicians' equipment, experience, and training can restore your water-logged possessions. Give SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties a call at 336 677 1415; our fast response and expert methods will maximize the chances that your records, books, and photos will be preserved.
Whether you are in Bermuda Run, Advance, Mocksville, Yadkinville, East Bend, Jonesville, Wilkesboro or North Wilkesboro, SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties can ensure your documents and business are restored to a pre-loss condition. Our faster response time and equipment inventory will ensure that your business interruption is kept to a minimum. Call us today for any Fire Damage, Water Damage or Mold Damage issues.
Damaged Documents and Records
Water Damaged Document Restoration
- Did you know that SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties can restore water damaged documents and records?
- Through a process called sublimation (freeze drying) the damaged documents can be saved and restored for your future needs.
- Hippa compliance is maintained through out, ensuring a documented chain of custody and secure storage.
- Take steps to protect and store your documents in ways that minimize the likelihood of damage from a water leak. Store the documents on shelving at least 4" above the floor.
- Whether you have mold damage or a sewage backup your documents can be saved and cleaned of any contaminants.
- If your business is damaged by water or fire call SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties for help 24/7 at 336 677 1415.