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Warehouse Cleaning and Restoration?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A woman walks down an aisle in a warehouse This woman knows SERVPRO is the best company for repairing warehouse damage. It's why her warehouse is undamaged.

If you own or operate a warehouse, you’re no doubt well-aware of what all goes into running such an establishment. Supplies, equipment, personnel, (etc.), but what about your plans for a disaster, like a fire, flood, or storm? Do you have a company you know you can call and rely on to show up in a few hours and get to work cleaning and restoring the damaged areas of your warehouse? Keep in mind: time is money, and the longer it takes to clean things up, the more product you are delayed in shipping, and the more delayed product you have, the more upset customers you’re stuck appeasing.

Skip all that heartache and keep SERVPRO of South Cabarrus in your rolodex for if/when something goes South, and give us a call. We’re open 24/7 and more than ready to pop on out anytime, anywhere, and clean and restore whatever was damaged in your warehouse. Get in touch!

Restaurant Cleaning and Restoration?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A man pays for his food with an app Yum! I'll have what he's having!

If you own or operate a restaurant, you know that meeting your running costs requires as few hiccups as humanly possible. Unfortunately, many times, we require a hiccup beyond human control, and that’s where SERVPRO of South Cabarrus comes in! When a fire breaks out, a kitchen or dining area floods, or a storm sends a nice big branch from an elm tree through your front window, you can be confident that SERVPRO of South Cabarrus has exactly the equipment, experience, and employees required to take that disaster to a donesaster. (That’s a new word we made up–share it and help us turn it from a protologism to a neologism!)

Our franchise professionals are all IICRC-certified to clean and restore water damage, fire damage, storm damage, and even a COVID exposure. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to call us at (704) 793-1488.

What is Concord’s Risk of Flood Damage?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of concord's flood risk This is the most important map of your day. Memorise it in case we get hit with an EMP.

Floods can be some of the most rapid and damaging natural disaster that can happen pretty much anywhere there is standing or running water. However, not all neighborhoods are the same when it comes to flooding. If you live near a lake or a creek, you’re obviously more vulnerable to flood damage, but flood zones can stretch far further than the border of the water formation!

If you would like to find out what your risk of flooding is, follow this link and punch in your address: Concord Flood Map.

Regardless of what you find out your risk to be, know that SERVPRO of South Cabarrus is ready and available to arrive on the scene if your home is damaged by a flood. We’re IICRC-certified in water damage cleanup and restoration!

Turn off your Pipes!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A set of pipes outside a house Those are some nice pipes you've got there. It'd be a shame if something happened to them!

Winter Weather is coming weekly at this point, which means it’s finally actually Wintertime. (No more of that false winter we get each year!) That also means it’s time to make sure the pipes that lead to your garden hose are turned off. When the temperature gets too low, the water left inside them (there’s always some unless it’s turned off and drained) can freeze, causing it to expand (water is less dense as a solid than a liquid, unlike most elements!), and bursting those pipes, causing a flood.

Floods are no fun--just ask anyone who’s woken up to a swimming pool in his basement! Prevent that headache by turning off those pipes while you still have the chance, otherwise you’ll need to hire a plumber and SERVPRO to come clean things up.

We all Love Water, but not when it causes Mold!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on a wall Mold can be dangerous and cause health effects in some cases

Black Mold is more than just a smelly eyesore--it can be hazardous to our health! Numerous issues can arise from living in a home with copious amounts of mold or working in a business with a similar mold problem. People who go from living in a home infested with mold to a home that’s been properly cleaned and restored are often shocked at how much better they feel afterwards! SERVPRO of North Rowan is IICRC-certified in mold remediation, and we adhere to the industry’s professional standards for the entire process.

But what if your home isn’t growing black mold… yet? One important way to prevent it from ever happening is to handle standing water and water damage in general as soon as it happens, and verifying it’s entirely cleaned up so that black mold never gets a chance to take root. Good news! SERVPRO of North Rowan is also IICRC-certified to handle water damage cleaning and restoration! No matter what you need, SERVPRO’s got you covered! 

When your House has a Flood, you Need Cleanup FAST!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A man in a snorkel and flippers and a suit flops down the street Me and the boys going down to the basement to get a can of beans from the cellar

When your basement floods from a burst pipe, or your bathroom floods due to an overflowing toilet, or your living room floods due to a tub spilling over into the upstairs shower room, you need to act fast.

Some things can be ignored and avoided, like a searing pain in your chest, your car rattling and shaking, or frequently coughing up blood, but you can’t ignore and avoid a flood in your home or business. It takes quick action from experienced professionals to avoid permanent water damage in your floors, ceilings, walls, and furniture, otherwise the damage might be irreparable, and you might end up with a mold problem.

Both of these issues can be handled by SERVPRO of South Cabarrus, so if you find your home flooded, call us today!

Cabarrus County Tornado Risk

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of tornado risk by county The irony of the century: The blue people feel the least blue

Tornadoes don’t normally hit us this time of year. Kentucky had a wild one back in December, but here in North Carolina, we usually don’t get hit by them in January or February. That being said, it’s not unheard of, and it’s best to know what your risk is in Cabarrus County!

Luckily, FEMA has put together a map of Tornado Risk by county, so you can follow this link to find the map: https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/tornado.

I’ve also popped the map into the top of this article, so you can take a quick peek at that picture and see what shade your county is. It’s not horrendous here, but it’s also not great. We’re somewhere between Oklahoma and Alaska in Tornado damage risk. The good news is we’re fairly safe from avalanches and tsunamis!

If you have Winter Storm Damage, you need SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Frozen ice on a window It's so pretty... pretty and destructive!

Winter Storm Damage can range from frozen windows breaking to heavy sleet damaging a roof to trees collapsing under the weight of ice or snow and breaking your precious belongings. No matter what the winter storm damage may be, SERVPRO of South Cabarrus is experienced and equipped to handle the restoration job. We have years of work to back up these claims, and collectively have decades of work history in cleanup and restoration for all sorts of damage, especially winter storm damage, which will likely be our bread and butter for the next few weeks. If you find yourself in the shoes of someone who needs some help cleaning and restoring your home after a winter storm, you need SERVPRO! Call us immediately and we can be there in less than four hours (our average is closer to three!).

Rapid Cold is Coming this Weekend–What’s your Risk?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of cold risk by county Grey is anything but dull--it means you can breathe a sigh of relief!

Rapid Cold can be catastrophic for your health and safety and well-being, and it’s tough to adapt when you don’t know what your risk is! However, you’re not helpless and without a clue thanks to FEMA’s Rapid Cold map: https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/cold-wave

As you can see, most sections of North Carolina are safe from a serious cold wave, although Virginia is supposedly fine as well and we saw how well that worked out for them a few weeks ago.

Nevertheless, cold waves are in season and can happen with little warning. It’s important to pay attention to the weather as you will generally have only a day or two to change plans, avoid travel, and stock up on supplies for the coming cold wave so you stand a better chance of making it through in one piece!

Ice Storms are Coming this Weekend–What’s your Risk?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of ice storm damage risk We at SERVPRO prefer to keep the ice in our veins, not in our homes!

Ice Storms can be even more dangerous than traditional storms. Sure, there’s less lightning and thunder (although thunder isn’t a big deal if you’re not a baby), but there’s ice, and ice isn’t nice. If you’ve been living in NC for a while, you’ve probably got a pretty good grasp on what your risks are for certain types of weather, but if you’re new, or if it’s a particularly nasty year, it’s best to check things out and be safe rather than sorry! FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Association) has maps for risk of damage for each type of natural disaster by county, so you can easily find out your risk! Follow the link here: https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/ice-storm, or check out the map image at the top of this article to find out your family’s risk of ice storms!