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Christmastime is the Time for Cheer, not Housefires!

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

A Christmas tree branch burns in a campfire. A sacrifice to the fire gods. Hopefully, this will slake their thirst for flaming destruction.

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, and it’s now the official “Christmas Season.” That’s the good news.

The bad news is the risk that comes with the season: Fires.

Christmas trees smell great, look beautiful, and are a staple in most homes in America (some people use fake trees, but we’re going to pretend those people don’t exist because they probably shouldn’t!), but they’re also incredibly flammable, especially as they age. This is great news when you’re having a January bonfire, but not when you’re away from the house with all the lights on when the electricity goes on the fritz!

If you wish to avoid such a fate, follow these three steps:

  1. Use LED lights. They’re more energy-efficient, which means they give off less heat, lowering risk for fire on your tree.
  2. Turn off the lights when you’re not using them. If a tree falls on the forest floor and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Who knows? But why bother keeping a tree lit up when no one is around to see it? Turn that off when you leave the home and pop them back on when you get back.
  3. Know where the fire extinguisher is. Your chances of fire are fairly low, but these trees burn fast, so you’ll need to get that fire out stat.

Follow these steps and you should be fine. Merry Christmas!

Kernersville Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup?

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

A gloved woman holds a hot cup of coffee You know what they say: "The best way to spread Water Damage Season Cheer is singing loud for all to hear."

It’s that time of year again: water damage season. We’ve all heard the saying’s--water damage season’s greetings!, ‘tis the water damage season!, and others--but why is wintertime water damage season? Three reasons:

  • Water freezes in pipes, and those pipes can burst. Turn them off before wintertime.
  • Ice and Snow on your roof can weigh down on the structure, and potentially cause it to collapse at worse, and just get damaged at best. Then, it melts! Secure your roof and inspect it for issues before it snows!
  • Ice/Snowstorms in general can cause water damage. After all--it is water pouring down on you!

As you can see, winter has definitely earned its totally legitimate title, “Water Damage Season,” but what can you do if you fall prey to Jack Frost and his merrymen?

Call SERVPRO of Kernersville at (650) 870-2883. We specialise in cleanup and restoration for all your water damage.

Restaurant Cleanup and Restoration?

11/11/2021 (Permalink)

Two men cook in a Chinese restaurant Look at these two blokes! Salt of the earth, I tell ya.

Restaurant Owners are the backbone of this great nation. I’m not just saying that to bribe Restaurant Owners into hiring SERVPRO of Kernersville--I’m also saying it in hopes of being given free food by our local pizza joint. (Get in touch, Alessandro!)

Anyhow, the passion American Restaurateurs have for feeding the masses unique, satiating gustatory pleasures is unmatched in all the land, and North Carolinian Restaurateurs are some of the best. Unfortunately, restaurants are quite vulnerable to disasters due to the large amounts of customers coming in and out, copious amounts of water and fire used every hour, and multiple personnel moving about. Fires, floods, mold, vandalism, and even COVID can derail your business fast.

If you own a restaurant and want to ensure your life’s work will be safe in the case of a disaster, calamity, or even just your rudimentary mishap, you want to get in touch with SERVPRO.

We specialize in fire, water, storm, and biohazard damage cleanup and restoration, and our franchise professionals are quick to the job site to provide an assessment and get to work getting your property back to as close to preloss conditions as possible!

So if you’re a Restaurateur and find yourself in a bind, give SERVPRO a call and we can make it "Like it never even happened."®

What to do After Repairing a Plumbing Mishap

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

A burning house is surrounded by fire fighters training Good grief! That's one heckuvah Plumbing Mishap!

Plumbing Mishap? Maybe you were out of town, at work, or out getting a bite to eat, but when you got home, you saw the toilet, washing machine, or dishwasher had overflowed and leaked all over the house.

You did the right thing, and you called a plumber, and he came and fixed the leak. However, you may be wondering what to do with all the standing water.

That’s where we come in!

SERVPRO of Kernersville specialises in water cleanup and restoration, whether you have damaged floors, carpets, furniture, or even documents.

If you’ve just fallen prey to a water-based disaster, and the plumbing conundrum has been solved, and you need someone to come handle the cleanup and restoration, give us a call at (650) 870-2883 and we can come help you get back to as close to preloss conditions as possible.

SERVPRO is Consistent and Reliable

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

A woman wearing a vest that says "be consistent" Be consistent! Be reliable! Be SERVPRO!

Disasters are, by nature, unpredictable, and they tend to catch us off-guard. When your home or business is struck by catastrophic flooding, fire, biowaste, or storm damage, you need someone you can call who you know will deliver a quality cleanup and restoration job quickly and efficiently. SERVPRO of Kernersville is that someone!

We handle all sorts of damage, from basic stain removal and air duct cleaning to restoring upholstery and drapes after smoke and soot damage. We even handle COVID cleaning if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus in your home or business.

So if you find yourself in a mess, and your home or business needs some consistent and reliable cleaning and/or restoration, remember that SERVPRO of Kernersville is available 24/7, and we can make it "Like it never even happened."®

Warehouse Cleanup and Restoration?

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

A warehouse filled with boxes that are being stored This place ships Shape-Ups. Remember those corny shoes meant to help you get toned, but only twisted your ankles? This is where the magic happens.

Warehouses are crucial for businesses with extra inventory, or companies with national or international shipments, but holding massive amounts of inventory and product in one area does open you up to liability. If your warehouse floods, a section catches on fire, or mold spreads throughout, you’ll need to act fast to salvage your goods and products from damage.

That’s where we come in.

SERVPRO of Kernersville is available 24/7 and replete with franchise professionals trained in state-of-the-art facilities to clean and restore items both sturdy and delicate, and knock the job out quickly, so you can get back to work making sales and keeping your customers happy and satisfied.

We not only work quickly, we work with a high standard of quality. Cleaning and restoring your warehouse and damaging all your products in the process doesn’t do either of us any good!

So when you need cleaning and restoration after your warehouse floods, is hit by a storm, experiences a mold breakout, or a fire, call SERVPRO of Kernersville and we can make it "Like it never even happened."®

New Seasons, New Storms

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

A Frozen Tree Branch This looks colder than the in-laws, amirite, folks??

As the warmer months draw to a close, and the sweatshirts and firewood come out, your risk for certain storms--hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, rain--declines dramatically. However, your risk for colder storms--blizzards, sleet, freezing rain, snow--increases precipitously. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, right?

But you don’t have to constantly be worrying your way into ground-up teeth and a stomach that’s just one big ulcer: you do have agency, and you can take steps to prevent disaster from striking you and your family as intensely as it inevitably will someday if you don’t do anything to prevent it.

So don’t waste any time! Ensure that your doors and windows are properly insulated, verify that your gutters are clean and every shingle is secured in place on your roof, and remember to salt your sidewalks the night before if there’s some frigid weather headed your way.

Lastly, if your home is eventually damaged by a winter storm, don’t forget to call SERVPRO of Kernersville at (650) 870-2883. We’ll help you repair the home, and indirectly save you a dentist and/or gastroenterologist visit!

Kernersville SERVPRO Reviews?

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

The Facebook and Google Review for SERVPRO of Kernersville I have this framed in my trophy room, right beside my "Best Captions at SERVPRO, 2021" plaque.

If you’re looking for a Cleaning and Restoration Service, you might be hoping to find the company near you with the most satisfied customers. One of the easiest ways to separate the wheat from the chaff is to check the online reviews for the business. SERVPRO of Kernersville currently sports a fancy near-five-star review average when collecting reviews from Facebook and Google, which you can independently verify for yourself here: facebook.com/SERVPROofKernersville/reviews/ and here: g.page/r/CaBS0HywA6VvEAI/review.

You can also check the featured photo in this blogpost up above.

After perusing through those reviews, you’re probably wanting to hire SERVPRO of Kernersville! Well, you’re in luck--we’re taking new customers. Give us a call at (650) 870-2883 and we can get started fixing, cleaning, and restoring your home or business, and make it "Like it never even happened."®

What is Kernersville’s Flood Risk?

11/6/2021 (Permalink)

A flood map of Kernersville with a map key There it is--the most important map you'll see for the next fifteen minutes. Just take it all in.

If you live in Kernersville, it may be a wise decision to learn what your risk from flooding is. One way to easily find that out is to go to FEMA’s website and search for yourself! FEMA has a Flood Map Service Center (you can visit it here: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home), where you can search by address, city, county, or state, and zoom in to see where flooding near you can occur. The organization also has other resources for preventing and managing flooding in your region, which can be found here: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/advanceSearch.

Remember: preparation can save you loads of time and money down the road when disaster strikes--and it will! It’s up to you deciding to take the steps required to prepare for the worst in order to prevent the worst from actually happening.

How does Community Resilience Play a Role in Storm Hazard Damage?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

A map of FEMA's Community Resilience score Can you find yourself on the map? Do you feel better or worse? Keep in mind that Community is one of the few factors YOU can change!

We all know some regions of our great nation are more prone to certain natural disasters than others. If you live in New Orleans, you probably won’t get caught in an avalanche. New Yorkers probably won’t ever see a tornado pass thru. Santa Fe will probably never get hit by a blizzard. But climate, biome, and altitude aren’t the only factors when it comes to damage and loss from natural disasters. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) uses a score called “Community Resilience” to gauge your community’s ability to respond to Natural Disasters and Hazards when they inevitably happen. If you’d like to find out how your region fares on the score, check the map at the top of this post, and if you’d like to learn more, follow the link below:

https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/community-resilience

If you find yourself in a bind, and your home or business is damaged, keep in mind that SERVPRO of Kernersville is a part of your community, and we are there for you to help clean up and restore the damage you experienced. Call us at (650) 870-2883 and we can work on picking up the pieces, together!