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Our Certified Technicians go Through Many Training Processes

12/5/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Certified Technicians go Through Many Training Processes The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification sets standards and certification for inspection,cleaning, and restoration

SERVPRO Industries, Inc., has been established since 1967 and has redefined the mitigation and restoration industry. 

All SERVPRO employees go through several different training processes in the following:

•Crew Training

•Fire Restoration

•Water Restoration

•Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. 

At SERVPRO we also train our technicians to be IICRC certified through the IICRC Training Program. IICRC stands for The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification which sets standards and certification for the inspection,cleaning, and restoration industries. An IICRC certification helps to identify the most skilled, highly trained and dedicated technicians and businesses in the field. IICRC trained professionals are able to set themselves apart from others in the industry. Due to training, experience, and comprehensive examinations that set the highest standards in:

•Fire Restoration

•Water Restoration

•Carpet Cleaning

•Upholstery Cleaning 

•Applied Structural Drying 

SERVPRO is an approved IICRC Training School that offers year-around classes in each of those categories. SERVPRO even has its own Applied Structural Drying Training Facility. 

When you choose SERVPRO for your Water Damage, Fire Damage, Mold Remediation, Storm Damage or Cleaning we will make it Like It Never Happened. We can be reached 24/7 in order to assist you. Just give us, SERVPRO Greensboro North, a call at 336-379-1772 

Fire at The Sanford Police Department in Sanford NC

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire at The Sanford Police Department in Sanford NC Restoration at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, NC

Earlier this year in January 2018, we were called in to assist with clean up and restoration at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, NC. A fire within the building destroyed many parts of the building. It left debris in some areas and left other areas covered in soot and ash. Our team at SERVPRO Greensboro North went it and restored their facility.

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

If you experience a fire in your workplace or home, than call SERVPRO of Greensboro North at 336-379-1772. We are available to assist you 24/7. 

Burlingtons Stratus Vape & Smoke Shop

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Burlingtons Stratus Vape & Smoke Shop SERVPRO Greensboro North restoring Stratus Vape and Smoke Shop in Burlington, NC

Back in June of this year, 2018, The Stratus Vape and Smoke Shop in Burlington, NC experienced a flood. A Hot Water Heater malfunctioned and caused everything from the shop, to office areas, hallways and storage areas to flood. SERVPRO Greensboro North was called in to assist with removing the water, drying up the affected areas and with restoring the shop.

SERVPRO of Greensboro North also services Burlington and we specialize in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

If you experience water damage or flooding in your business or home, than call us SERVPRO Greensboro North, at 336-379-1772

Why You Should Choose SERVPRO after Water Damage Occurs

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why You Should Choose SERVPRO after Water Damage Occurs Water Damage Happens Quickly

Everyone on our team at SERVPRO are trained to clean and restore your home or business after it's incurred damage from a storm, water leak or flooding. 

We take many steps when cleaning and restoring your home or business after incurred water damage such as:

- Identify the Source/ Type of Water

- Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis

- Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises for Hidden Moisture

- Perform Emergency Water Extraction

- Move and Block furniture and Contents

- Inspect Carpet Pad/Carpet and Provide Service

- Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)

- Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment

- Dispose of Refuse

All of our technicians are IICRC certified and have extensive knowledge about our services and equipment. At SERVPRO we Make It Like It Never Happened. If you experience water damage call SERVPRO Greensboro North at 336-379-1772

Got Mold? SERVPRO Can Get Rid of It

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Got Mold? SERVPRO Can Get Rid of It Mold isn’t always visible

Everyone on our team at SERVPRO are trained to clean your home and business to free it from mold and harmful mold spores. At SERVPRO our team will inspect your property looking for any visible signs of mold. Since mold can also hide out of site, our technicians also use technology and equipment specifically used to detect mold and hidden water sources. Once they locate mold, they’ll use procedures in order to contain it and to prevent it from spreading further. If necessary our technicians will isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure in order to keep mold spores from spreading during the cleanup.  They will use equipment in order to capture microscopic mold spores out of air while the mold remediation is in process.

The type of mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. At SERVPRO we use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. If necessary we will remove mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting in order to remediate heavy mold growth. If any of your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items are affected by mold we will clean them by using a variety of cleaning techniques. Our technicians are also trained to remove odors and deodorize.

Depending on the level of mold, restoration may involve minor repairs such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet. It may also entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Characteristics of Water Damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Characteristics of Water Damage Water Damage can affect your home or business

Characteristics of Water Damage Regardless of the cause of water damage to your home or office, our trained technicians are able to recognize the cause and act in order to resolve it. At SERVPRO Greensboro North, we address the cause of the problem and work closely with insurance companies to help ensure a seamless transition back to normalcy. If your home or business has been affected by water damage, it is essential that you call in professionals like us immediately. Moving water caused by a flood or a burst pipe can spread quickly throughout your home or office, permanently staining things like carpets, upholstery, books and movies. Items such as wooden furniture can swell, with individual components even disintegrating, and unprotected metal surfaces can also become permanently tarnished. For these reason among many others, water should be removed as soon as possible. The longer water sits, the more damage can occur to your home, office and all its contents. In addition, the development of bacteria and the growth of mold can begin to occur. Along with bacteria and mold come unpleasant odors and the risk of increased allergens. SERVPRO Greensboro North can also assist you with mold should it begin to grow or already be growing. However prevention is key!

Precautions and Safety Measures to Take Before and After A Storm Hits

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Precautions and Safety Measures to Take Before and After A Storm Hits Storm safety should be taken seriously in order to protect you, your family and your home

As mother is nature is often unpredictable, storm damage can occur at any time and can cause an immense amount of harm to your home. With so many types of storms, such as tornado, hurricane, blizzard, monsoon etc. it is often that damage to your home may be the result of one. Heavy rains often cause flooding and stronger than normal winds can cause damage to your roof be it from too much rain or downed trees. Having a strategy in place to deal any damage you may incur, will help you to be ready to take necessary steps immediately after the storm.

Safety Precautions

Heavy winds and rain can create many hazards. They can cause your roof to collapse, cause window damage, collapsed interior walls or cause flooding in your in your basement or in other areas of your home. Moisture can also be increased and soak into furniture, carpeting, and building materials making anyplace and anything the perfect environment for mold to grow. Shut off the main power box to your home if you have flooding. Shut off the main gas line if you smell gas. Watch out for broken glass, exposed nails, other sharp objects and collapsed materials on your property or in your home.

Call in professionals in restoration, like us at SERVPRO Greensboro North to assist. We can be reached 24/7 at 336-379-1772 We will make sure your property is safe to use and be able to restore it.

In case you must entirely vacate your home, make sure that you have a backup as to where you would stay in case damage to your home were to arise.

It is good to have current and updated photos of your belongings and your home prior to any natural disaster. That way in case you do experience damage or loss of items, you can show insurance both your before and after photos. At SERVPRO we help to photograph the storm damage. If it is not determined safe for you to be on site at your home, then it is not recommended that you take any photographs of the damage. We will provide photos to you and your insurance. That will help to ensure that you are fully compensated.

Federal Disaster Assistance May be Available

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Federal Disaster Assistance May be Available Look into whether or not you qualify for Federal Disaster Relief

Federal Disaster Assistance Should be Looked Into

After mother nature comes through with storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, etc., depending on the severity if the storm and the amount of widespread damage it has caused to an area, than Federal Assistance may be available to you. So long as the federal government has declared the area as affected by the storm and labeled your area as a disaster area than that should make you eligible for low-cost loans. These Federal loans can help aid in the cost to help restore your property back to its pre storm condition. You will be required to file documents to receive these loans. Make sure to request all necessary documentation from them if your area is eligible for loans.

When disaster strikes from sudden storms, it can feel overwhelming. SERVPRO Greensboro North is here for you 24/7 in order to assist and to restore your home. Call us at 336-379-1772

SERVPRO Greensboro North Restores the Richard Petty Museum

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Greensboro North Restores the Richard Petty Museum Just one of the items damaged in the 2016 fire at the Richard Petty Museum in Randleman, NC

In 2016, a two-alarm fire was reported at the famous Richard Petty Museum in Randleman, NC.

Smoke damage occurred to the “Red Floor” area of the museum — specifically in the “Media Room.” Copies of CDs, tapes, old family pictures, lots of items that are one of a kind are kept in the “Media Room” which is where the smoke was coming from.

Several historical items in the room had to be removed and thankfully most of it was not destroyed. That portion of the building was left though in need of repair. We here at SERVPRO Greensboro North were called in for the job. We restored the “Media Room” to its original condition, removing all fire and smoke damage that had occurred.

If you find yourself in need of restoration due to Fire Damage, Water Damage, Mold, or Storm Damage than contact us, SERVPRO Greensboro North 24/7 at 336-379-1772

Storm Surges

11/22/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Surges Storm Surges are when water rises and rushes ashore

So what is storm surge, how and why does it happen and why should you be wary of it and heed warnings? 

Well for starters, storm surge happens when water is pushed onshore by a hurricane.

A storm surge forms as the ocean water is pushed by winds and waves, and is also sucked into the air near the eye of the hurricane by low pressure. suggests that you should imagine a bowl of water. Put your hand in the middle of the bowl and cup it. Now slowly push your hand toward the edge of the bowl. Those are the same dynamics as storm surge.

While it can be confused as such, a storm surge is not a wall of water that rushes in onto the shore. It is typically a rise of water which often happens quickly, moving at the same rate as the forward speed of a hurricane.  

Surges are very powerful!! Only 1 cubic yard of sea water weighs 1,728 pounds. A 6-inch surge can knock a person down. It can and will take out and destroy things in its path due to either force and/ or a combination of force and pressure from flood water. 

Storm surges kill more people in a hurricane than any other components of the storm. It is for this reason alone that it is always encouraged to evacuate from areas along the shore, or from smaller islands where there isn’t much inland area to seek what’ll remain as dry land. The overwhelming majority of deaths which are in part of the 10 deadliest U.S. landfalling hurricanes were the result of storm surge alone.

Get away from storm surges. Your life, your families lives, your pets lives depend on it. It isn’t worth the risk to take your chances and stay behind. Especially when evacuation orders are in place. While yes, meteorologists can predict wrong, it’s often only due to how unpredictable these storms can sometimes be. Safety and evacuation measures should be taken and obeyed though as it’s not recommended to gamble with your life. First responders lives are then also placed directly in jeopardy when having to go in to rescue those who choose to “ride out the storm” by not evacuating. 

A surge 1 foot deep can take a car off a road. Getting out early is key because the surge can begin up to 24 hours before the storm makes landfall. According to during Hurricane Katrina, people stayed in their homes and died there when the surge filled their homes with water and they could not escape. Also, don’t leave pets at home. Many animals died when people left them in their homes during Hurricane Katrina.

What does a 9-foot, 10 -foot etc storm surge mean?

According to It depends on the sea level at the point where the water begins “The storm surge is how high above current sea level the ocean water gets. The number we are most interested in regarding storm surge is how many feet above mean sea level (MSL) inundation will occur. This number is known as the storm tide ... The storm tide is the height of the storm surge above the MSL, corrected for the tide.

“For example, in a location where high tide is 2 feet higher than mean sea level, and low tide is 2 feet lower than mean sea level, a 15-foot storm surge would cause a 17-foot storm tide if the hurricane hit at high tide or a 13-foot storm tide at low tide."

Storm surges are going to cause flooding to your home whether you are in it or not. Again it is best to evacuate and in a timely manner. Once it is deemed safe to return to your home, it is then that SERVPRO is here to assist. We are here to assist not only with flooding due to storm surge or lots of rainfall, but also with storm damage resulting from high winds. Give SERVPRO Greensboro North a call 24/7 and if we are not nearby, we will be able to connect you with a SERVPRO in your direct area.