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Flooding Hazards Due To A Hurricane?

9/23/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding is a major concern for homeowners as hurricanes track toward their area dropping inches of rain in a matter of hours. Floodwaters can infiltrate your home causing damage to its interior including the basement and the first floor. Preventing this sort of damage which may also lead to mold is at top of mind for property owners as a tropical storm moves inland. Flooding can also have life-threatening ramifications as well presenting a hazard to yourself, your family, and your community. 

There are a number of hazards posed to individuals and the public when flooding occurs and fails to recede for a substantial amount of time. Down power lines due to strong winds can fall into floodwaters endangering the public with the possibility of elocution if the wires are still live. Physical objects such as debris, road signage, and vehicles can become trapped in floodwaters as well which reinforces the need to avoid floodwaters at all possible until it recedes. 

Individuals who reside in rural areas and in some circumstances urban areas will also want to avoid floodwaters for health reasons. Human and livestock waste can be found in floodwaters diluting it. Various chemicals used in residences and industrial areas may also present a hazard to the public. It’s recommended to avoid floodwaters as much as possible to avoid coming into contact with contaminants to prevent risk to your health overall. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

https://www.ready.gov/september 

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/general-information-disasters 

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/floodsafety.html 

https://www.epa.gov/natural-disasters/hurricanes 

COVID-19 Cleaning: Reopening Study

8/27/2020 (Permalink)

Business leaders across Forsyth County have stepped up tremendously in the past few months to combat coronavirus. Adjusting to “The New Normal” has been difficult for everyone, however, the SERVPRO of Kernersville team continues to have the opportunity to partner with businesses desiring to keep their customers and employees safe. 

Since March, our team has disinfected and sanitized businesses in Kernersville. In the midst of the pandemic, employers are asking if the proactive and reactive cleaning steps they’re undertaking are worth it. The simple answer is yes! It’s well worth the investment to go beyond the normal janitorial cleaning you’ve been accustomed to and hire a professional cleaning crew; such as SERVPRO to add a needed layer of protection to your space. 

SERVPRO’s corporate office has partnered with a highly regarded public relations firm that conducted a study two months ago concerning the public’s attitude to business safety protocols. Take a look at their findings below. 

  1. Consumers expect your business to be cleaner than their homes. (71% expect businesses to have higher cleanliness standards than respondents do in their own homes.)
  2. If you aren’t clean, your business will suffer great damage to its reputation. (76% say the way a business addresses cleanliness during COVID is a good indicator of how well that business is run in general.)
  3. This is the start of a new era for cleanliness and businesses. (73% say they are going to be more attuned to cleanliness once COVID is over.)
  4. Customer concerns about COVID are not going away any time soon. (68% are constantly thinking about avoiding COVID exposure when out in public.)
  5. All else being equal (product, price, service, convenience) customers trust businesses that are professionally cleaned over ones that self-clean. (64% are more likely to choose to shop at the store that has a decal stating the store has been professionally cleaned.)
  6. Surface cleaning remains a significant concern. (59% are worried about COVID exposure from touching surfaces that have not been sufficiently cleaned.)

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If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Is Water Coming Out Of My AC Unit?

8/21/2020 (Permalink)

Blasting the AC feels like a great idea on a hot summer day in Kernersville. But after lowering the thermostat the temperature of your home continues to rise. Running upstairs to the attic you find watermarks staining the walls caused by condensation and a pool of water around the HVAC system. Come to find out water has been leaking from your unit. 

An overflowed drain pan, clogged drain lines, and a dirty evaporator coil are all potential reasons your air conditioning unit is leaking. Maintaining an AC unit and assuring it’s performing correctly is a homeowner’s responsibility. Checking in on your unit regularly is an important preventative measure as the cost to repair may need to come out of your pocket and not your home insurance company. A leaky AC unit located in your attic may also deplete the integrity of your roof adding to the cost overall, reinforcing the importance of upkeep. 

Responding promptly to the water damage that has occurred includes hiring a professional water restoration crew. Waiting may increase the severity of the damage to your attic and the investment needed in order to remediate once production begins. Our team is experienced both mitigating the water damage to your attic and effectively remediating the area impacted. We’ve also earned several certifications in water cleanup through the IICRC. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250. 

My Basement Is Flooded, What Next?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

Walking downstairs to wash a load of laundry and after a few steps, you encounter water engulfing the lower level of your home. A boatload of emotions begins running through your mind as you reconcile your previous task with the present circumstance. Take a deep breath and let's work through this together as a team. 

The first thing to do in the event is to shut off all power to that area. Water is a conductor for electricity and attempting to inspect the damage beforehand is highly discouraged. Once the electricity has been shut off having the water damage mitigated is the next step. That’s where the SERVPRO of Kernersville team comes in. Our team of expert water cleanup professionals is equipped with an arsenal of tools to mitigate the damage before remediation and eventually repairs begin. 

It’s critical that you reach out to our team quickly concerning this sort of damage. Failing to do so may result in mold growth. Wet and dim conditions such as a flooded basement are the preferred breeding ground for mold. Mold may impact the integrity of your home and may cause negative health effects. Getting our team out to your property may be paramount to preventing this sort of scenario. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250.

Next Steps After Flood Damage To Your Business

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

Most conversations around protecting the workplace have been centered around Coronavirus. Nevertheless being aware of and planning for all potential threats to the health and safety of your employees is important for their overall well-being. Flooding from a thunderstorm or even a hurricane can impair your business and stop operations for weeks if not months depending on your circumstances. 

If your business does experience flood damage these are the steps to take. 

  1. Wait for the all-clear from your local authorities before attempting to reach your business. 
  2. Once you arrive it’s vital you shut off the electricity to the building. 
  3. Take pictures of everything inside (office furniture, electronics, appliances, goods, etc.) even if it appears to have not been damaged. 
  4. Call your insurance provider to file a claim. 

Also, another bit of advice: Keep pricing records of expensive items such as computers and appliances to show your insurance company proof of value. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

SERVPRO Is Committed To Keeping Our Employees and Customers Safe

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team is doing our part to protect the residents of Kernersville during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Through the North Carolina stay-at-home orders and into reopening we’ve continued to provide our essential services to the surrounding community. 

SERVPRO’s commitment to keeping our employees and customers safe is critical to all of us working together to defeat this virus. Our office staff is including in their screening questions; have you or anyone in your household recently tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus? All in an effort to protect our employees and other customers from exposures to the disease. 

SERVPRO’s Production Technicians and Sales/Marketing Representatives are also adhering to CDC Guidelines and established protocol when meeting with customers out in the field. Each is required to wear a face-covering while onsite and disposable gloves. Their temperatures are also checked each morning daily before going to a customer’s home or place of business. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, 336-748-0250.

Emergency Water Cleanup in Kernersville

7/24/2020 (Permalink)

Your basements flooded after a heavy rainstorm or your toilet overflows after one too many flush attempts. In both emergency scenarios, it’s critical that a professional water cleanup crew responds swiftly to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO of Kernersville is equipped and ready to assist you with your water cleanup. Offering 24/7, 365 emergency services we understand the inconvenience of a water loss and are committed to helping you resume your normal life. 

From the moment you call our office, you’ll speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members who will guide you through the next steps in the process. Our staff members are experts in cleanup and restoration for water damage as well as the other essential services our team provides to the Kernersville community. 

The SERVPRO Production Team is made up of a dedicated team that will arrive on the scene to begin the process of resolving your water loss. Each member of our production crew is trained in the best mitigation and remediation tactics for water losses that have happened in your basement, attic, bathroom, kitchen, etc. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Why Does My Attic Smell Musty?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Attic space is typically used for storage and not so much for actual living space. Homeowners making the rare trip upstairs to retrieve a few items may encounter a musty smell as they lift their heads above the ladder. Detecting a musty odor encompassing the entire room instantly switches their mind into panic mode. Attempting to figure out what is the cause of the smell.

Recognizing a musty smell in your attic could indicate that water infiltration has happened and mold growth is occurring. Attic’s can be several degrees warmer in the summer and lower in the winter compared to the rest of the home. Allowing for condensation to accumulate if there isn’t adequate ventilation. Not properly ventilating your attic can create a scenario where the least thought of area in your home easily shifts to top of mind.

Our team of professionals in Kernersville is trained to assess the severity of the mold damage in order to provide the best resolution. This is a quality of life issue as remediating the attic mold is vital for both the health of yourself and everyone else who resides in the home. We’re equipped with the necessary tools to contain the mold, mitigate its effects, and remediate the area through antimicrobial treatment that eradicates mold colonies.   

If your home or business requires our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Need A Home Restoration Company Now?

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Experiencing any sort of property damage to your home is a stressful situation. Potentially meaning a displacement of your family until the damage is remediated and a significant financial investment. Whatever the cause for reaching out to our team we’re aware of the emotional toll a fire takes on a homeowner and their family. 

Electrical wiring that’s worn out or wasn’t properly installed presents a real and dangerous fire hazard. Your first reaction is to always dial 911 to prevent the fire from spreading to the entire home, but what’s next after your local fire department leaves? 

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team understands the emotional state anyone would be in after experiencing a home fire. From our office staff who are your first point of contact providing a reassuring voice during your unfortunate time. First making sure that your family is physically okay before moving into questions concerning the fire itself. 

Our well-trained and experienced crew are capable of performing a variety of tasks from smoke and soot cleanup to a thorough cleaning of salvaged contents from the fire. The Production Technicians maintain an arsenal of fire restoration equipment to respond effectively when the call comes in. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.

Preventing Grill Fires This Summer

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

With the stay-at-home order, now lifted in North Carolina thousands of residents will be firing up the grill. Homeowners choosing to reconnect with loved ones and showcase exterior updates they’ve made from the nearly three-month-long quarantine are feeling the anticipation. However, before inviting guests over for your cookout it’s critical your grill is ready for the party too. 

The possibility for a grill fire to occur regardless if it’s charcoal, propane gas, or natural gas necessitates that you take all the precautions to keep yourself, loved ones, and property safe. 

  1. Proceeding the actual grilling it’s important that you evaluate your grill for any abnormalities. Especially for natural gas grills you want to examine them closely for any leakages or broken lines. 
  2. Remember to keep your grill a substantial amount away from your home. Fires can spread fast and the closer your grill is to your property the higher likelihood there is for not only your deck to be damaged but your entire home as well. 
  3. If a fire begins and gets out of control immediately call 911. The further spread of the fire can impact your neighbor’s homes as well.

The SERVPRO of Kernersville team wants everyone to have a great and safe 2020 Summer. 

If your home or business is in need of our services whether for fire, water, or mold damage; perhaps even deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kernersville, (336) 748-0250.