STORM READY 2019
Beaufort County Community College;
Do not let this happen to you!!
Agents stop writing new business or endorsing existing business when public information sources announce that our area may be subject to potential catastrophe conditions including hurricane warning or watch, and tropical storm warning or watch.
This is just one of the important pieces of information that can be discussed at the STORM READY 2019 seminar. NOW is the time to prepare for the real possibility of the next storm.
SERVPRO of Bath along with 8 supporting sponsors will hold a FREE Q&A session for residents, commercial building owners and churches at Beaufort County Community College. The following is the list of our outstanding panel of experts:
- Beaufort County Emergency Management: Lisa Williams, Planning and Mitigation Specialist
- Boyd Agency, Inc.: Donna Hardison, Flood Insurance Agent
- Flood Insurance Hampton Roads: Mike Vernon, The Flood Fixer
- Oliver & Cheek: George Oliver, JD & Clayton Cheek JD,MBA
- SERVPRO of Bath/Roanoke Rapids: Susan Stockman,CPA
- Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry: Ann-Marie Montaque, Executive Director
- American Red Cross: Mark Lenz, Disaster Program Manager
Please join us for an informative and educational session on how to prepare, what to do during and recovery after the storm. Our team of experts are happy to share their extensive knowledge with others to have a better understanding and be prepared for the next storm to hit Eastern North Carolina. The evening is FREE with giveaways and door prizes for attendees. Please bring a family member, friend or neighbor.
MOLD – Just follow your Nose!
SERVPRO of Bath recently held a Continuing Education Class for Realtors on Mold. SERVPRO offers these Continuing Ed classes to both Insurance and Realtor Professionals Free of Charge. Realtors from Roanoke Rapids, Lake Gaston, Virginia and surrounding areas gained knowledge on the contributing factors, dangers and remedies for mold and fungus. SERVPRO Franchise owner and class instructor, Cindy Baldwin emphasized that first it is important to remove the moisture source, make sure the area is completely dry and afterwards a thorough cleaning is in order. She also warned of the importance of wearing a mask that can filter both fine particles and gas as well as other proper protective equipment. She explained the biggest indicator of mold is your nose since mold can grow anywhere there is moisture and leaves a musty, bad smell. Cindy explained there are thousands of kinds of molds and those molds are a part of every environment.
Cindy, along with her husband John Baldwin, also part owner of the Franchise, gave suggestions homeowners can do to prevent mold from getting out of hand included keeping crawlspace vents open year-round and making sure attics have proper ventilation. Since airflow is extremely important, Cindy also said to make sure dryer vents are properly attached and that the air flows to the outside of the house, not under it.
As the class concluded, John and Cindy both demonstrated and discussed the process, equipment and treatments SERVPRO uses for mold remediation. Feedback from class participants was very positive and indicating they look forward to future classes.
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
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!
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"
"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!
· 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
· 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
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:
- Adhesive bandages
- Gauze pads
- Equipment for resuscitation
- Towelettes to clean wounds
- Emergency blankets
- Adhesive Tape
- water bottles or packets
- three days of food/snacks (MREs)
- Change of clothing
- games to pass time
- 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
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!
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.
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!
- 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!
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)?