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Community Volunteering

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Community Community Volunteering SERVPRO of Bath employee Mason Clement volunteering at the Special Olympics Fall Game

SERVPRO of Bath enjoys supporting and sponsoring communities' events. Our latest one was the Martin County Special Olympics Fall Games at South Creek Elementary School in Robersonville NC. There were over 20 volunteers including some from SERVPRO of Bath helping with registration, scoring, staffing events, coaching and cooking. Everyone had a great time in the Basketball and Volleyball games with a special visit from Santa! All the Special Needs Athletes received a holiday gift from Santa followed by a hot dog cookout for lunch, music and dancing. An awards ceremony wrapped up a fun day for everyone. 

Special Olympics is a global organization serving athletics with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. North Carolina has one of the largest Special Olympic programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 19 different sports. SERVPRO of Bath is proud to be a part of an organization that promotes physical fitness, courage, sharing skills and friendship.

Freezing Temperatures in Eastern NC

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Freezing Temperatures in Eastern NC A single pipe busting can cause a great mess

Weather forecast for Eastern North Carolina predicts freezing temperatures in January-February 2019! Water is one of life's necessities, but frozen water can cause major damage. Water's unique property to expand as it freezes can cause metal or plastic pipes to break.

Pipes that Freeze Most Frequently

  • Pipes that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, and water sprinkler lines.
  • Water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets.
  • Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insultation.

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.
  • Let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes.
  • Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night.
  • Set the temperature at 55* if you are going to be away during cold weather.

Hopefully all your efforts to avoid frozen pipes will be successful. BUT is not, you will know it when the pipes begin to thaw! Frozen pipes can quickly cause a lot of damage to your property. When and if this happens, call SERVPRO of Bath 24/7. We can make it, "Like it never even happened®."

SERVPRO Crew Equipped and Ready for Service!

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Crew Equipped and Ready for Service! SERVPRO of Bath and Roanoke Rapids Crew Photo

When disaster strikes, you can feel at ease when you see our green machines on the way! At SERVPRO of Bath and Roanoke Rapids, we strive to provide the best quality service for our customers as we are always on call 24/7.

Our team is always ready for action with the best equipment and service in the restoration industry!  With over 80 combined construction experience as unlimited licensed builders, you be assured your home in good hands to be sure it looks like it never even happened.

New Equipment! "The Super Hero"

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial New Equipment! "The Super Hero" "The Super Hero" is what we call our new TRAILER MOUNT desiccant WITH A 130 Kilowatt Generator.

"The Super Hero" is what we call our new TRAILER MOUNT desiccant WITH A 130 Kilowatt Generator and a 5,000 CFM desiccant. This machine has the power of 272 of our regular dehumidifiers!

Why is this equipment so important to you?  

Our goal is to get your business  open for operations as quickly as possible so you do not suffer long term revenue losses and loss of exposure.

Applications include larger buildings such as schools, hotels, hospitals and commercial buildings  that require more dehumidification, to provide environmental control and restorative drying. 

 You name it, this machine can dry it!

Applications Include:
· water damage and remediation
· document drying
· industrial surface preparation        for coating
· mold and fungus prevention
· long-term lay-up of industrial         equipment
· industrial condensation                 prevention 
FEATURES:
· 25’ enclosed aluminum trailer
· 130 KW MultiQuip diesel               generator
· Provides full 300 amps of single-phase power
· 3 Twist-Lock Connections – simple and safe

If water damage strikes, call the SERVPRO of Bath and Roanoke Rapids

Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters Be Prepared!

First aid kits, or emergency kits, are too important to put them together when a disaster strikes.  Natural disasters usually happen suddenly, and kits need to be ready to go at a location near the door so you can focus on the safety of your family or personnel first. 

Below are examples of what to include in your emergency kit.

What to Include in a kit for a group of 2 to 3 people -- Medical items to keep in a first aid kit include the following:

  • Gloves
  • Adhesive bandages
  • Gauze pads
  • Equipment for resuscitation
  • Splints
  • Towelettes to clean wounds
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Emergency blankets
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Rope
  • water bottles or packets
  • three days of food/snacks (MREs)
  • Change of clothing
  • Radio
  • games to pass time
  • Paper/Pen
  • Important papers

Place kits in a location that are easily accessible.  Contact your local Red Cross for more information on how to be ready for a natural disaster.

Emergency Readiness Program for Commercial Business

6/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Emergency Readiness Program for Commercial Business Emergency planning at your fingertips

An Emergency Readiness Program, also known as an ERP, helps your business to be ready at a moments notice when disaster strikes.  This program is a perfect compliment to your current safety plans.

An ERP allows you to minimize business interruptions and reduce damage with an action plan ready to go. 

SERVPRO of Bath will assist you in documenting on your phone, computer or hard copy locations of water valve shut offs, gas line shut offs, electrical panels and emergency exits for each location in your business. All emergency contact information such as plant facilities manager, plumber, electrician are at your fingertips. 

This service is free to you with the hope that you will consider SERVPRO when disaster strikes.  Call us at SERVPRO of Bath, your partner in emergency services,  today at 252.923.0213

Frozen Pipe Burst? Here’s How SERVPRO will help!

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Frozen Pipe Burst? Here’s How SERVPRO will help! Aftermath of a pipe burst leaves this chapel in 2 inches of water! Luckily SERVPRO was on the job and restored this chapel to its former glory!

A water pipe burst leaves an entire church flooded in over 2 inches of water! From the entry door to the chapel to the kitchen and every spare room, the church was covered in standing water. SERVPRO of Bath was ready to act when we got the call! Our team arrived quickly and fully equipped to take on the job. Click on the link below to view this remarkable restoration project.

 http://www.SERVPRObath.com/before-after-photos

Flooding and water damage emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bath provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - including all holidays.

When flooding or water damage strikes, act fast!

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.

When Water Damage strikes, call SERVPRO!

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Damage strikes, call SERVPRO! Insulation hanging from the ceiling of severely water damaged home.

What’s worse than a water main break in your basement? A water main break in your attic! This river home was left in ruin after a frozen pipe in the attic burst, causing thousands of gallons of water to flood the entire home. SERVPRO of Bath and Roanoke Rapids was called to clean up the aftermath! The owners were thrilled with the restoration work that left their foyer, kitchen, dining, and living room looking better than ever!

You won’t want to miss these before and after photos http://www.SERVPRObath.com/before-after-photos

If you find yourself in this situation here’s what to expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Here are standard questions asked:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?

Why you want an IICRC Certified Restoration Company

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

When water damages your commercial property, you want professionals to restore your business who understand the effects of water on wet materials and its long term effects especially in our humid climate.  

SERVPRO of Bath works closely with insurance companies to get you back on your feet as fast as possible.

As business owners know, contacting a professional restoration company is usually the first step to restoring your building. With so many other restoration companies out there, be sure to look for one that is professionally certified.  SERVPRO invented the science of drying and requires their technicians to be IICRC certified, the industry standard.

It is important to know that hiring an IICRC-certified company will have advantages  Before is more information about being an IICRC company:

  • What does IICRC stand for and what is it?

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification organization within the restoration, cleaning, and inspection industries.

  • How does a company receive an IICRC certification?

To receive an IICRC certification, restoration companies have to follow specific criteria. Some of the criteria include:

  1. Provide consumers with accurate data
  2. Conduct business processes with integrity and honesty
  3. Ensure that a trained technician is present for all work assignments
  4. Ensure that a continuing education program is in place
  5. Maintain policies for written complaints
  6. Hold liability insurance
  • Why it is important to choose an IICRC-Certified company?

There is a wide variety of forms water damage can take. Some of them include flooding, a burst pipe, and sewage backup. No matter the cause, water can leave a lot of damage to your building. In fact, standing water can lead to severe property damage as well as mold issues.

SERVPRO of Bath offers service 24/7 for all of our customers. You can call 252-923-4357 for your commercial emergency.

What you need to know about Storm Damage

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Living in Eastern NC, storms are a a way of life.  Flood damage, wind damage and wind driven rain can permanently damage your home if not restored properly.


Wind Damage- When a storm hits your home and/or commercial building most likely wind will be involved. Winds can cause roof damage, fallen trees, wind-driven and broken windows. A professional should be in a place to offer solutions to any wind damages sustained to your home.

Ground Water- During a storm the ground looses its ability to drain all the water.  When this happens dirt and soil become soft and start to float along with the water. When storm water sits, it starts to carry debris and become a health concern due to the diseases it can carry. For faster drainage, call a SERVPRO. Mold starts forming in 48-72 hours, so time is of the essence to drain water, remove wet materials and dry out the building to reduce damage and lower costs of repair.


Hail Damage-   Hail can cause severe damage to roofs, siding, stucco, windows, and doors. Water can then penetrate your home which allows moisture and mold to cause further damage. 


When it comes to any storm damage keep SERVPRO of Bath in your mind.  Our crew and office staff our here to help you walk through your damages and it will be “Like it never even happened".

When the storm hit Windsor, NC, unfortunately they were hit with flood waters back to back in two weeks.  SERVPRO of Bath was there as soon as the waters receded both times to quickly remove the wet materials and begin the drying process.

Hurricane Irene in 2011 caused a tremendous amount of damage in our area.  Here at SERVPRO of Bath, we do our best to let you know when we can arrive at your home any time day or night.

SERVPRO of Bath understand Eastern, North Carolina because we are locally owned but have national support in case of emergencies. We hope you will call us at 252-923-0213.