A tree fell on your house, what's next?
Do you know what to do if a tree falls on your home? After evacuating and calling the authorities and your insurance, who would you call first? It is often suggested to call a tree removal service, a plumber, a roofer, and an electrician. If you contact us first and we can find all of them for you. We don't stop there either. We have a pack-out system each technician is trained to follow. Your belongings are well taken care of and secured until your home is repaired, and we can pack your things back into the home exactly where we got them from. Our priority is to take the stress of this loss off your shoulders. If you experience a tree crashing through your roof, contact us, and we will make it "Like it never even happened."
Covid-19 Cleaning Consultation
Covid-19 is still just as vicious now as it was at the beginning of 2020. A majority of us that can have made a variety of changes. Some people are working from home while our most essential workers are running the country. For many, the effects of Covid-19 are stressful. One stressful point is how to keep your facility clean. Here at SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, we strive to be the premier cleaning experts in your area. It is crucial to minimize the opportunity for the infectious disease to contaminate anyone. For this reason, we offer affordable Covid Cleanings for your facility. We are the national standard of cleanliness, and we follow every C.D.C. guideline to ensure your structure and contents are cleaned to the highest possible standard.
Before hiring a commercial cleaning company, there are five essential characteristics you want to utilize.
1. Hire a reputable company with experience in biohazard cleanup and remediation.
2. The company is trained and has access to proper protective equipment.
3. Utilizes an E.P.A. recognized hospital-grade disinfectant.
4. Comfortable giving upfront work protocols and pricing.
5. Successful track record of meeting client's needs.
Your SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County team is readily available to assess your needs. Give us a call at (704) 793-1488 to schedule a Covid Cleaning Consultation.
Candle safety during the chilly months
Between 2009 to 2013, an estimated 9,300 house fires were started by candles. These fires caused $374 million in property damage and caused 86 deaths and 827 injuries. During the winter months, home fires due to candles peak. 11% of these home candle fires start because of decorations in December compared to 4% throughout the year. A few candle safety tips are as follows:
- If you are leaving a room or going to bed, blow out any lit candles.
- Keep candles a foot away from flammable objects.
- Keep candles on sturdy holders in uncluttered areas.
- Keep your hair and loose clothing away from open flames.
- Try not to let a candle burn all the way down to the bottom.
- If your candles are not full enough, use flashlights during a power outage instead.
Give us a call if you have a fire loss or even soot damage. We'll clean your home up and make it "Like it never even happened."
At SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, we have highly trained technicians and state of the art equipment. When you’re having an emergency and looking for companies who can assist you with water mitigation, mold remediation, and fire restoration services, SERVPRO should be on the top of your list. Don’t just take our word for it. Some facts to consider are as follows:
- SERVPRO has been around since 1967 when Ted and Doris Isaacson founded the company, which started as a painting business. Today, more than 1,700 SERVPRO franchises exist nationwide. One of the top 10 franchises, SERVPRO has proved to be an outstanding company.
- At SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, our owner started our SERVPRO franchise over 20 years ago. We have the experience to go along with our state of the art equipment and highly trained technicians.
- All of our technicians are trained and specialists in the restoration and remediation work they do. Training is continuously updated when there are any new ways to assist our customers best.
- We help you work with your insurance company to ensure you are covered for the work we complete. If your insurance company does not cover a service we recommend, we will let you know the price before the work is done.
- We work quickly yet thoroughly to ensure that your home is restored, making it “Like it never even happened.”
- At SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, we are here for you in case of fire damage, water damage, mold, storm damage, biohazard cleanup, and emerging pathogens disinfection using the EPA-approved products in the SERVPRO product line. We are available 24/7 and 365 to help you with anything you may need.
If you experience fire damage, water damage, mold, storm damage, or need a biohazard cleanup, call us, SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County at 704-793-1488.
At SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, we are an independently run, family-owned business. Our range of services includes water and fire damages, mold remediation, restoration, cleaning such as biohazards, soft contents, and carpet cleaning. We aim to provide the highest level of service to our clients in their time of need. Our technicians and managers are highly skilled and trained in both restoration and reconstruction techniques. Their training is ongoing as we stay updated on all new technologies and procedures in the industry. Without our team of dedicated employees, our business wouldn't be what it is. From those of our team, who are in our office, to our managers and technicians, each one is vital to our operation. Our incredible team consists of people from all different walks of life. All have one thing in common, though, they have a passion for what they do, and they enjoy helping members of the community put their homes and businesses back together after an emergency. Everyone works together to get the job done! We are proud to have such a great team, proud of their work, and grateful for their dedication to our community and us. Our office members and technicians respond to calls every hour of the day, every day, including on weekends and during all holidays. From water damage at a large business or a fire at your home to a major storm hitting our community or in a portion of our country, we are always ready when our phone rings! We appreciate the support from the community and are very grateful we get to serve them. We hope to continue making it "Like it never even happened." for many more years to come.
If you find yourself in need of our water damage services, fire damage, or mold remediation, give our team at SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County a call at 704-793-1488. 24/7 and 365, we are here for you!
Committed to helping you!
SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County is doing its part to protect Cabarrus County residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through the North Carolina stay-at-home orders, the state’s reopening, and now a mandatory curfew, we’ve continued to provide our essential services to the community.
SERVPRO is committed to keeping our employees and customers safe; this is critical to all of us working together to defeat this virus. Our office staff has screening questions such as, have you or anyone in your household recently tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus? We do all we can to protect our employees and customers from exposure to the disease.
SERVPRO’s team members are also adhering to CDC Guidelines when meeting with customers or out on site. Each is required to wear a face-covering while onsite and disposable gloves. Their temperatures are also checked daily before going to a customer’s home or business.
If your home or business needs our services, whether for fire, water, or mold damage and even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, 704-793-1488.
The damage ice dams bring
Ice dams can be harmless or cause some serious, secret destruction. The ice that forms at the edge of a roof, blocking water or melted snow from draining, is called an ice dam. When the water doesn't drain, it puts weight on the roof, and because water takes the path of least resistance, it will find an entrance into your home, usually between the shingles. If water enters your home because of an ice dam, it is typically undetectable, allowing mold and mildew to grow behind your walls, in your attic, and on your ceiling. Mold and mildew can cause health effects, so it is imperative to stop the source of loss, dry the moisture, and clean any mold that may have grown. If you discover this has happened to your home this winter, please call us. We can fix any issue that is caused due to moisture issues in your home. We'll make it, "Like it never even happened."
Ice storms - BEWARE!
Ice storms can often be one of the most horrific natural weather occurrences. These storms cause a multitude of accidents like car crashes, power outages, and injuries to oneself. When falling snow meets a layer of air that is warm enough to melt the snow, it becomes freezing rain. If you look at a weather map, freezing rain is usually found on the cold side of a warm front. In this area, surface temperatures are typically below freezing or at the freezing point. As the rain falls, it becomes super cold from passing through a layer of cold air, and as it comes in contact with a cold surface, it freezes. The drops themselves do not freeze; however, they become so cold they are referred to as "supercooled drops." When these supercooled drops come in contact with a surface, they freeze instantly and form a thin layer of ice, and this is why it is called freezing rain. Freezing rain can affect any surface. Call SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County for any restoration you need due to melted ice.
Fire Protection and Prevention
Every business knows they NEED to get fire and general liability insurance policies, but how many companies have thought of fire prevention practices and making an Emergency Ready Plan? You can follow a few tips to help prevent fire loss and build an emergency ready plan with SERVPRO.
-The first fire prevention tip is to have fire protection equipment such as a sprinkler system. You will also want to have a smoke detector and a multipurpose fire extinguisher.
-The second fire prevention tip is to have an electrician inspect your appliances and make any repairs necessary. Leave space behind devices that heat up in an effort to prevent overheating. You will also want to ask the fire marshall to review your building to ensure everything is up to code. Practice good housekeeping by dusting off electric appliances and storing chemicals and liquids in the appropriate designated space. You will also want to ensure any tools that require heat are thoroughly cooled off before storing them.
-The third piece of advice is to be prepared for the worst-case scenario.
If your business has the capability, store an emergency kit packed with bottled water, a flashlight, a first aid kit, and an escape mask to fight against smoke inhalation. Every employee should know where this kit is. It is also vital for each employee to know all the exits, where all the fire extinguishers are, and understand the emergency plan. SERVPRO can help you by setting up an Emergency Ready Plan. In this plan, we help you gather all the information you and your team will need to know in case of an emergency. An example of this would be listing the number to your electrician and other numbers you may need to call in case of an emergency. Call SERVPRO of South Cabarrus day or night, and we will help you and make your loss “Like it never even happened.”
Typical Commercial Water Loss Causes
Commercial water losses cause extreme damage. To restore a commercial property to its originality will always involve insurance, and how long it may take varies. At SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County, we want your business to be open, so we work as quickly as possible to repair and restore any damage done to your business. There are many causes of commercial water loss, and it is vital to the health and safety of the employees for action to be taken immediately if any signs of a water loss are found. The most common water loss causes in a commercial building are damaged window seals, damaged pipes, cracked foundations, inadequate drainage systems, roof leaks, HVAC leaks, sewage backups, and sprinkler system damages or malfunctions. If these damages are left sitting for too long, it could cause mold and mildew growth, which is harmful. If you notice any of these issues, call SERVPRO of South Cabarrus County. We can connect you to the right subcontractor if necessary and dry any water damage and restore the building “Like it never even happened.”