Fire Damage takes a True Professional to Restore
This gal didn't call SERVPRO, and tried to fix things herself, and now she's distraught. Don't be like her. You'll regret it.
Fire has a habit of seemingly ruining delicate fabrics, furniture, and flooring, even if they’re not exactly burned. Don’t think that just because your items weren’t cooked to a crisp that they’re somehow not damaged. If you simply scrub soot off of what you can see and think the job is done, you could still be breathing in leftover smoke residue without even realizing it! Luckily, SERVPRO of Burlington NC is IICRC-certified to clean and restore your home after experiencing fire damage loss! Smoke, fire, and soot can all damage the surfaces of your home, and you need a trained franchise professional to come clean it up using state-of-the-art technology, and fast! Luckily for you, our office in Burlington, NC is available to call 24/7, and we can have someone dispatched to you within four hours (usually quicker!) to come help your house “Like it never even happened.”
Practice Proper Fire Safety this Winter!
I was roasting a marshmallow and I blinked.
Every year, folks in the Northern Hemisphere face a perennial problem: cold can be quite dangerous, causing frostbite, hypothermia, and that thing where your extremities just shrivel up a bit and go numb and you can’t move them really fast until you warm em up. All are equally horrific and dangerous to the health and safety of your family. However, we face another arguably worse problem: fire is dangerous. I don’t wish to go into all the horrors fire has wrecked upon our civilization, but let’s just say Alexandria doesn’t have any good reading material anymore.
But there’s good news too! Fire may be the most powerful tool in your arsenal for staying warm this winter, but it doesn’t have to be the most dangerous. If you practice fire safety, you can avoid calling SERVPRO of Burlington to come help you cleanup and restore your fire damage (but we’ll still be there for you if something goes wrong)!
If you’ve got a fire going in your home, whether it’s a candle or a fireplace or a gas stove, you can’t be lax with your attention. Remember to always keep an eye on the fires you start and don’t leave them unattended until you’re certain the fire is completely out. Also, you might want to familiarize yourself with where the fire extinguishers are in your home, and if you don’t have any, get one. You probably won’t ever need to use it, but you’ll be happy to have it if you ever do.
And if all else fails, you can always call SERVPRO of Burlington NC at (336) 229-1156 and we can help clean and restore your fire damage!
Restore Documents and Upholstery
This is just my personal reading stash. Actually, it's just part of it. My comic books are on a different shelf.
Water damage for floors and walls is bad, but damage to documents and upholstery is worse! If the water isn’t cleaned up quickly, the damage could even be permanent! But you need more than just cleaning if you want your documents and upholstery safe--you need a company to restore your precious items. You need SERVPRO of Burlington!
We specialise in restoration of water damage, and we’re IICRC-certified for water damage restoration as well, so you can be certain you’re in good hands if your documents, upholstery, or other sensitive or fragile items get damaged by a water catastrophe.
So if you find yourself in the aforementioned conundrum, or something resembling it, give us a call at (336) 229-1156. We can make it “Like it never even happened.?”
What’s my Risk for Blizzard Damage?
I don't get it... Red is cold now?? This has to be illegal! We live in a society!!
Living in North Carolina, you might not be too worried about a rapid cold wave or blizzard.
But should you be?
If you live in the Piedmont Triad, your chances of falling prey to a rapid cold wave and blizzard are pretty slight. In fact, you're right on the edge of safety in the region. Nevertheless, it’s always smart to check!
Luckily, you won’t have to worry about getting grant funding, gathering data from instruments, and handling the stats math, because FEMA already did it for you! https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/cold-wave is the site, and it’s online and running for ya.
I’ve also linked the image in this blogpost, so you can see your risk, provided you’re not on the West Coast (sorry, there’s a crop!)
How do you get Water out of the Basement?
Woof! You might wanna do a bit more than just clean up the water in here. Maybe get some natural light in here? Also, put some windows in!
What do a fist at a concert, a bodybuilder, a woman with one shoe, and your flooded basement have in common?
They all could use a good pump!
There, now that all the fun is out of the way, let’s get serious: a flooded basement is not a problem you can ignore and delay fixing. No, it’s not your very own underground pool, it’s a spawning ground for pathogens and insects, and it’s destroying your baby photos and birth certificates you’re storing down there, and if those are destroyed, you no longer exist!
So what should you do? Call SERVPRO of Burlington NC and we can be there in mere hours, ready to help you clean and restore your basement and get it back to as close to preloss conditions as possible!
Yeesh! Water is the least of your problems! You must be going through half a bottle of loratadine a day with this dust!
The attic is the forgotten room at the top of your home, filled with priceless heirlooms and worthless junk. It’s also dark and warm half of the year.
What does that mean?
It means a leak in your attic could ruin your week. (If there’s a leek in your attic, though, you just have a delicious and nutritious snack!) Mold, water damage, and general “funk” can start to develop without you even realising it! Go up into your attic more than twice a year (before and after Christmas) and check for any leaking. Bonus points if you catch it before it puddles up and warps the wood up there! Do be careful not to fall through the ceiling, though. That’s always a horrible and hilarious way to visit the hospital.
But what can you do if you are too late, and a sixth Great Lake has formed up there, along with its own biome and new flora and fauna?
Call SERVPRO of Burlington NC. We specialise in repairing water damage in attics, basements, or whatever they call the thing in between the attic and the basement. I believe the popular nomenclature is “house.”
The first thing we will do is get all that standing water out of the attic. Then, we will get industrial dryers up there to get the humidity up there back to what is optimal for the room. Finally, we will get to work making sure your documents and books up there are safe from permanent water damage.
If you find yourself in this situation, call SERVPRO and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
SERVPRO Hours? 24/7!
Great minds think alike!
If you’re reading this, you are probably wondering what the hours are for SERVPRO of Burlington NC. They’re 24/7. That’s right--24 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s your answer.
Don’t go anywhere! These blogposts have to be 125 words or longer! I’ve got more to say!!
Don’t come to our office at 2am on a Thursday holding a speaker over your head in the rain, though. We won’t be there.
We will, however, take your calls for emergencies that need cleaning and restoration, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we will send someone out there in a matter of hours to assess the damage, formulate a plan, and implement steps to get you back to as close to preloss conditions as possible.
SERVPRO of Burlington NC Reviews?
You can't really see it, but I trimmed 0.2 off one of these stars. It's not even noticeable, though, so it's basically 5 stars!
That’s the average review for SERVPRO of Burlington.
Yes, you read that right: 4.8/5.
Are there better reviews for other companies? Scientists tell us, “Probably not.”
Are there any locations with similar reviews? Sure, SERVPRO of Greensboro North and SERVPRO of Kernersville also have fantastic reviews, but they’re also SERVPRO franchise professionals like us.
According to our completely legitimate research, other groups with similar approval ratings are puppies, ice cream, giggling babies, and freshly-laundered jersey bedsheets.
What does that mean for you?
It means we have only 4 reviews that aren’t 5-stars, and those are 4-stars! 4 star reviews are almost as good as 5-stars! They’re just one star less!
So if you’re shopping for a damage cleanup and restoration company with solid reviews, STOP! You’re done shopping--you already found us.
Now give us a call!
What’s my Risk for Tornadoes in the Triad?
As long as you don't live in tornado alley, you SHOULD be okay. If you live in tornado alley, you might want to invest a basement and some bubble wrap
One of the most terrifying experiences in elementary school were tornado drills. Pile into a hallway and crouch down and wait for the tearing winds to suck you away. Thankfully, they were always just drills, and we never had to perform the maneuvre for real.
Others aren’t so lucky, and preparation and knowledge about your risk can save your life! FEMA put together a map showing what your risk for tornado damage and loss is by county; you can find it here: https://hazards.fema.gov/nri/tornado
It’s also important to know the warning signs if the improbable does happen and a tornado visits the Triad again. Look out for yellow clouds, wall clouds, any whirling or twirling in the sky or on the ground, and a roaring freight train sound, and make sure emergency alerts are set up on your phone.
It’s better to pray for the best and prepare for the worst than to only do the former and neglect the latter.
Retail Store Cleanup and Restoration
I wonder what her favourite colour is...
Retail Stores can be a bit tricky when it comes to cleaning and restoration. Store owners have every customer enter the building, leaving more opportunities for damage for each person walking around inside, whereas office buildings and manufacturing plants rarely ever see visitors.
Also, operating costs are high enough and profit margins are slim enough that you need to be open most days in order to make money.
If you own a retail store, you know that disaster can seriously derail your business progress. It’s important to be in the know about who to call if your store experiences damage and loss. It’d be nice to know you’re in safe hands if everything goes south. It’d be even nicer to have just one number to call for any sort of disaster damage!
That number is (336) 229-1156, and it’s available 24/7, 365. SERVPRO of Burlington NC is always on call and ready to come get to work cleaning and restoring your retail establishment.