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The Best Restoration Company to Handle Flood Damage in Your Advance Home Is the One Near You

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

"Faster to any size disaster" When a storm hits home, call the professionals at SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready for any size storm damage job.

Look for a Reputable Restorer like SERVPRO to Handle Flood Damage in Your Advance Home 

Floodwater has an uncanny ability to detect weak points. It can also inflict damage that is difficult to detect, which is always larger than the damage that is evident. As a result, it is critical that professionals like SERVPRO inspect and repair any damage as soon as possible.

When you find flood damage in your Advance home, it is critical to identify and remove any moisture or mold before beginning any repairs. Otherwise, airborne spores or other concerns might pose a threat to the building. 

How SERVPRO Restorers Help With Flood Restoration

All our SERVPRO restorers are accredited by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) to handle flood damage of any magnitude. Below is how our team can help you:

  • We perform a survey and write a detailed report that details the extent of the damage, how we can repair it, and how much it can cost.
  • SERVPRO removes water using mobile pumping devices and cleans up any water-damaged plasterwork and flooring. Our team of staff can use a self-priming trash pump to extract the floodwater. We can carefully dispose of anything that is beyond repair.
  • To guarantee that your home is safe, we also employ specific decontamination equipment such as heaters, humidifiers, and ozone generators.

Flood damage can cause structural damage, undermine foundations and your property’s viability. Contact SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

How Does SERVPRO Help Advance Residents After Flood Damage Due to a Storm?

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Storm damage restoration services by SERVPRO are second to none. Call now for the help and experience your home needs.

SERVPRO is Available 24/7 for Flood Damage Restoration of Advance Homes

Drying the structure and contents after flood damage to your Advance home is the major focus of the flood restoration process. SERVPRO experts apply scientific principles to remove water and the residual moisture quickly and efficiently. The time required for flood restoration depends on how well the technicians can manipulate conditions and expedite evaporation.

Flood damage to your Advance home can only be remediated by meticulous planning and careful analysis of the conditions. SERVPRO technicians use various tools and equipment to create optimal conditions for drying. It allows the shortening of the restoration time and limits any secondary damage. 

What Factors Affect Drying Time During Flood Water Cleanup of Advance Homes?

The two most important factors affecting the drying time required for flood water cleanup are-

  • Temperature- Optimum drying temperature is 70-80 degrees F. SERVPRO technicians use air heating equipment to increase the temperature and expedite the drying of your Advance home. The experts always maintain the temperature below 85 F during the initial days as it can result in excess moisture in the air causing secondary damage during water damage repairs. 
  • Humidity- A relative humidity over 60% can significantly reduce the drying time during the water damage remediation process. SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifying equipment to reduce the humidity to about 30%, which speeds up the drying process.

Call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for fast and reliable service.

How Can SERVPRO Remove Floodwater from Advance Homes?

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment and technician Flooding quickly causes water damage to your property. Contact SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Choosing the Right Extraction Tools for Flood Damage in Advance Ensures Efficient Restoration.

Meeting your home's needs after flood damage can often be more than just water removal services, though this is among the largest, formidable obstacles in restoring the property. Our professionals can help with:

  • Flood restoration
  • Basement flooding
  • Emergency services water damages
  • Water damage remediation
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks

What Tools Are the Best for Water Removal Services? 

Flood damage in Advance homes can be overwhelming, requiring immediate action from responding technicians. Natural flooding requires water clean up and flood restoration to handle debris and solids present in the pooling. While electric submersible pumps are often the backbone of water removal services, other instruments are needed for flood removal, such as:

  • Trash pumps
  • Wet vacuums
  • Truck-mount pumps

With possible contaminants and other threats with flood damage, extraction and cleaning by our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties team should happen as soon as possible. Call us today at (336) 677-1415.

How Can You Protect Yourself from the Worst Flood Damage?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

a SERVPRO appliance in a home Leaks have you cringing? One call to SERVPRO gets you both knowledgeable technicians and powerful equipment to remediate flood damage.

In Advance, There Are Some Simple Ways You Can Avoid the Worst Flood-Related Issues

Torrential rains and flooding tend to strike Advance in the spring and summer months. Fortunately, several things can be done to prepare for and protect your home from these annual natural threats.

Advance flood damage cleanup and restoration services like SERVPRO know some crucial measures local homeowners can take to protect their property from flooding. In order to help our neighbors avoid as much potential flood damage as possible, we suggest that they take the following precautions before major storms arrive:

  • Look for and repair all roof leaks, foundation cracks, and any other damage that could allow floodwaters to enter the residence
  • Clean out gutters and ensure the drainage system is in good working order
  • Sandbag the perimeter around the house so that it is more difficult for floodwaters to come near the residence
  • Turn off electric, gas, and water utilities before vacating to prevent potential fires, explosions, or additional water problems

With all that said, if floods impact your home, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 to clean up the flood damage.

What Happens if Your Belongings Need Moving after Flood Damage?

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Equipment After your home suffers flood damage, you need a team of professionals to assist you with cleanup. Call SERVPRO right away! We are always available.

SERVPRO Takes Care of all Belongings in Your Advance Home

A flood can strike quickly and wreak havoc in your home. If you are unfortunate enough to see significant flood damage in your house, you might find yourself wondering what will become of your belongings. After all, if considerable cleaning is necessary, it is not easy to clean around the furniture and other items.

If you require flood damage help in Advance, SERVPRO will take care of everything – including moving your items to a secure location. When we visit your home, we will assess the situation and advise you on whether a move-out is necessary. If we need to move your contents, we will:

  • Take a thorough inventory of everything we move.
  • Co-ordinate the entire removals process, so there is less stress on you.
  • Ensure all items are secured well to prevent damage.
  • Use the inventory to ensure every item is returned to you.
  • If your belongings need cleaning, we will take care of that either before we move them or while they are being stored at our facility.

For help with flood damage, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415.

Enjoy A Spectacular Festival Of Lights Near Mocksville This December

12/14/2020 (Permalink)

Scene of colored Christmas lights in trees. Flood damage in your Davie or Yadkin county home? Call the pros at SERVPRO to mitigate all of your flooding needs.

Tanglewood Park Brings Festive Spirit To The Mocksville Area

There is fun for all the family at the Tanglewood Country Park Festival of Lights this December.

  • Admire beautiful festive light displays.
  • Take a trip in a traditional white horse-drawn carriage.
  • Enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride around the park for a unique view of the displays.

For an extra special festive treat, you can book a night at the elegant Manor House Bed and Breakfast, which is full of Victorian charm. Manor House guests receive free entry to the Festival of Lights.

The Festival of Lights is open every night until January 1, 2021, from 6 PM – 11 PM. Please note that Thursday through Sunday are particularly busy and wait times are long, so plan accordingly. Entry costs $15 per family car. Carriage and hayrides cost extra.

SERVPRO hopes you will enjoy visiting the Festival of Lights. For a stress-free festive season, you can rest assured that we have your back should you have to deal with a home disaster such as flood damage. We are available round the clock - call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for assistance.

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.

Who Can Help Me After Storms Flood My Home?

7/28/2020 (Permalink)

WORKER PICKING UP WOOD PLANKS FROM FLOODED FLOOR When necessary, Our SERVPRO team can remove damaged elements from a storm, cleanup and restore the Advance home, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Professionals Have Experience Mitigating Flood Damages in Advance

When your Advance home floods, you need a team of experts with the right tools and training to dry your home. SERVPRO technicians have the equipment necessary to deal with mild to severe flooding in homes.

The Storm Brought Debris Into My House, Can SERVPRO Help?

Flood debris cleanup in Advance is the first line of defense against potential biohazards. Floodwaters carry a wide range of silt, mud, and debris with them that may introduce disease and chemical contamination to your home. To mitigate these hazards, our teams can haul the debris from your home. After dealing with debris, SERVPRO technicians can use specialized equipment to extract the floodwater. We can use:

  1. Truck-mounted extractors to remove large amounts of standing water. These extractors are useful when the flooding in your home is both deep and widespread.
  2. Portable Extractors to extract water from hard to reach areas of your house. While truck-mounted extractors are more powerful, they are far less maneuverable than portable extractors.
  3. Submersible Pumps for when there are more than two inches of flooding in your home.
  4. Wands for dealing with carpet. Carpet wands are ideal for glue-down carpets that may delaminate if dried with more powerful extractors.

Can SERVPRO Restore My Furniture?

Flooding can cause several types of damage to wooden furniture:

  1. Swelling that may result in cracking or weakened joints.
  2. Deterioration of the glue holding together a furnishing.
  3. Spots on the finish.

We can carefully inspect your furniture for these damages to discuss whether it is worth repairing or replacing. Additionally, our teams will remove and discard furniture upholstery that has been contaminated by the dirty floodwaters to reduce the risk of health hazards.

Flooding from storms can cause extensive damages to homes, so don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415. Our teams are available 24/7 and "We're Faster To Any Size Disaster."

The Storm Has Caused Flooding in My House. Whom Should I Call for Help?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment being used in water damaged room When water damage happens, call SERVPRO. We are always ready to restore your home.

Contact SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to Help You Handle the Storm Flood Damage in Your Advance Residence

Following any storm, your home can sustain wind damage, flood damage, or both. The situation can leave you devastated. However, if you act fast by contacting professionals immediately, you can minimize secondary damage and restore your Advance home in a brief period.

Why contact professionals?

At SERVPRO, we have a team of eminently skilled and experienced professionals who have restored thousands of homes over the years. We can use advanced equipment and cutting-edge techniques to handle the storm flood damage in your Advance property. After a flood, it is likely to find interior water damage in walls, ceilings, floors, furniture, clothing, and kitchen cabinets, among other areas. If you do not restore your home well, flood damage can cause severe issues like decay and mold infestation. You can count on our technicians to:

  • Respond promptly: We understand that timing is critical. Our technicians respond to our customers' emergencies in a brief period and perform a thorough assessment. We begin the restoration process immediately; our technicians determine the most efficient solution.
  • Help you with your insurance claim: We offer a Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) that involves listing the ruined belongings accurately and in a detailed manner. Our team can take an inventory of the contents in each room.
  • Use professional-grade equipment: The rental equipment from your hardware store may not get the job done effectively. Our machines extract the floodwater thoroughly and dry the affected areas fast to avoid mold growth.
  • Carefully remove and replace unsalvageable and contaminated structures like drywall, door and window trim, carpeting, and padding.

How can I help with the restoration process?

Before our team gets to your property, you can remove furniture or other valuable items such as electronics and paintings and get them to a safe place. You can also open your windows and doors to increase airflow in the home.

How do you clean the surfaces that contaminated water has affected? 

Contaminated water can cause health issues for you and your family. Therefore, after water extraction, we clean the area using antimicrobial products. SERVPRO technicians can use sporicidin to clean all surfaces that were in contact with the contaminated water. The disinfectant clears fungi, bacteria, and viruses, leaving the surface risk free. 

After the unfortunate incident of flooding in your house, call SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 for excellent restoration services. Our advanced equipment and highly trained staff can save as much property as possible. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.    

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What Should I Do About Water in My Advance Crawlspace?

6/4/2020 (Permalink)

flooding No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties a call today at (336) 677-1415.

Flooding in Your Crawlspace Can Get Addressed with Extraction and Drying by Our SERVPRO Professionals

While you might be able to avoid flooding moving directly into your Advance home by the construction of a crawlspace, standing water in this area can pose problems of its own. Without removing flooding that lingers in this space beneath your home, you could welcome the deterioration of structural supports and other hazardous conditions like mold and microbial growth.

It might initially appear that you have avoided the direst of flood damage to your Advance residence, but without timely water removal and drying, your home and its occupants remain at risk. Natural flooding often welcomes debris and bacteria into the crawlspace area, meaning that we must utilize more powerful extraction tools to overcome the standing water concerns such as gas-powered trash pumps or extractor trucks.

What can get done with your crawlspace after flooding?

    •    Fast extraction solutions
    •    Drying with air movers and dehumidifiers
    •    Decontamination
    •    Crawlspace encapsulation

No matter how we can help, give our SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties a call today at (336) 677-1415.

Help! Who Do I Call for Home Flood Damage Removal in Advance?

5/16/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties offers mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Professionals Are a Phone Call Away From Mitigating Flood Damage for Advance Homes

Home flood damage in any area can be both sudden and overwhelming for most homeowners. After the worst of the disaster has passed, it can be easy to feel blindsided by the upcoming restoration efforts. However, there is a team that is ready to help you, 24/7.

If you need to remove flood damage in your Advance home quickly, SERVPRO technicians have the tools and techniques necessary to safely and effectively restore your home after a disaster. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified pros rely on restoration industry standards to quickly return your home to a clean, safe, preloss condition.

What Risks Can Come With Mitigating Home Flooding Myself?

    •    Electrical hazards. Have a professional turn off the power before attempting to re-enter your home.
    •    Industrial waste and chemical contact. Ground flooding can displace chemicals, industrial waste, and other byproducts that can potentially irritate skin without proper protection.
    •    Sewage and debris. Sewage and debris can put many homeowners at risk if they attempt to re-enter their properties without adequate protection.

SERVPRO technicians have the equipment and safety gear necessary to remove damage while minimizing current and future risks for occupants.

How Does SERVPRO Sanitize My Home After Flood Damage?

SERVPRO’s sanitation process starts with removing odor-causing materials like saturated, moldy furniture, sewage, and other solids that can affect the safety of your home. Technicians can then focus on extracting remaining water with back-mounted extractors. Unlike a typical water damage situation, sanitation occurs before drying to prevent the spread of microbes in the air. A variety of tools can sanitize the home with EPA-registered biocides, including:

    •    Spray pumps
    •    Mops
    •    Squeegees
    •    Cleaning cloths

SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties offers mitigation that is Faster to Any Size Disaster. (336) 677-1415 is the number to call for cleanup service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Did Your Advance Home Experience Flooding with the Recent Storms?

3/3/2020 (Permalink)

Thunderstorm warning sign; heavy rain When the dark clouds roll in and cause flooding, SERVPRO is ready to roll out to restore your home.

Heavy Storms Bring Flood Damage to Advance Home 

The estimate for basements having water loss of some type during their service life is around 98%. Flood damage hits basements particularly hard because it is an area of the home most people use for storage, an extra room, and where the mechanicals such as hot water tank and the HVAC get installed.  

When SERVPRO arrived at an Advance home with flood damage in the basement from heavy storms, they found a couple of inches of standing muddy water on the slab floor. Fortunately, the installation of both the HVAC and hot water tank was on blocks that kept them above the water.  

Scoping the Loss 

SERVPRO technicians located the source of the water entry and immediately took action to remove the water. They used a combination of portable submersible pumps and a truck-mounted trash pump to expedite the removal process.  

Move Out of Undamaged Items for Disinfection

The techs moved out plastic storage bins to another area for cleaning to ensure any bacteria or contaminants in the water got removed. Items in cardboard boxes got inspected piece by piece for restoration potential, and anything that required disposal got approval from the homeowner and documented in a report to assist with the filing of insurance claims for the loss, which is the SERVPRO CCIS Contents Claim Inventory System. 

Types of Cleaning Agents Used

Because of the probability of groundwater having bacteria, sewage, and other harmful elements, technicians wear protective equipment during the cleanup and test the water to determine the nature of any contaminants, so the appropriate treatments get used. Articles that hold up against immersion cleaning stand the best chance for restoration because items need to get sanitized before reuse. 

Structural Damage is Common

Flood loss frequently brings structural damage. The basement had sheetrock over cinderblock and brick walls. The sheetrock was a loss as it wicked a substantial amount of water and the walls underneath needed thorough drying. SERVPRO technicians have specific cleaning formulas for use on masonry and the application of antimicrobials to inhibit mold growth after drying. 

SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at (336) 677-1415 is available 24/7 to assist local properties with any size flood damage. With their advanced cleaning methods and rebuilding services, the techs make the loss "Like it never even happened." 

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Different Types of Storm Damage

7/13/2016 (Permalink)

This house in Winston Salem NC, had a tree fall during a storm on the fourth of July. Resulting in rain water entering the home.

There are several types of storm damage including wind, flooding, or even fire. Flooding can cause extensive amounts of damage to your home, and lightning can create fires while high winds can cause many issues to the structure of your home.

The damage which results from extremely high winds is quite easy to see most of the time. Nowadays, roof shingles are designed better than their predecessors regarding their resistance to wind and the ever-increasing knowledge and standards. There is many times little can be done to prevent damage by wind in conditions that are very extreme. Roofs that are wind-damaged usually appear to be affected only in certain spots. The edges or perimeter of the roof  are affected by high winds easily, since the edge of a roof is quite prone to lifting.

Round dings in metal are clear signs of hail damage. Determining whether your roof has suffered damage from a hail storm, however, could be a bit more challenging. After hail hits the roof, it knocks off the protective granules where the hail has hit, and these areas of damage are the sources of leaks in the roof in the future if it is not fixed within a few years’ time.

Snow causes most of its damage from the weight of it, which immensely increases when ice, rain and sleet are added to it. On an average-sized roof, two feet of snow can weigh the equivalent of thirty-eight thousand pounds or nineteen tons. The obvious sign many times that a roof is about to fail is if it is sagging.

The functionality of a lot of gutter and roof systems are affected by the temperatures that fluctuate, making the snow melt then refreeze on the edge of the roof. This makes a dam which the water cannot pass through, meaning that as more snow melts off the roof and trickles down, it gets blocked by an ice dam and makes a puddle. Since roofs were not made to handle standing water, especially as the water line and growing puddle move up the roof, the water can seep through small openings in the roof into your home or attic.

Rain and Flood Damage
Water running out of a typical water drainage basin due to overflowing from a storm can wreak havoc on your property. Streams, creeks, rivers or lakes which overflow, flash floods, a storm surge or a tsunami are all examples of flood damage that are possible.

Flooding can cause damage to your property including your foundation and drywall damage. Most of the time the drywall will need to be removed and replaced. The flooding can also cause mold to grow on the property due to standing or hidden water, such as inside the walls. This should be taken care of as soon as possible, usually by a professional storm damage restoration company as mold can cause a serious health risk to you and your family.

Call an Expert
At the first sign of damage contact SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties, 336 677 1415. They use specialized equipment and technology to tackle any storm damage to your property. They will be able to restore your property back to normal.