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Toilet Prevention Tips for Washington NC

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

Water Dripping from a ledge. We are available for emergency water damage 24/7/365!

You never know when you will need emergency water restoration services, but when you do, you can count on the professionals at SERVPRO® of Bath. Here are some tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety for inspecting and preventing toilet failure:

  • Be patient after you flush and wait for the valve to finish refilling the tank and bowl. If an overflow looks imminent, lift off the tank cover, lift the float to shut off the water flow to the tank, and then turn off the supply valve.
  • Twice a year, inspect a toilet’s components, such as the fill, supply, and flush valves and the supply line. Make sure you can turn off the water supply. If you have older screw-type valves that are hard to turn or start leaking, consider replacing them with simpler ball valves that are easy to shut off quickly.

Sewage backups should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. Our technicians have the training, equipment, protective gear, and experience to safely restore sewer backups.

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When your Washington home or commercial business has a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of Bath is Here to Help. ® Our technicians typically arrive within four hours of your call. Call us today at 252-923-0213.

Smelly Air Conditioning Unit? Ask The Professionals!

9/22/2022 (Permalink)

An air conditioner blows smelly air out. Call SERVPRO® of Bath for all of your restoration and remediation needs!

Do you know that mold can be a symptom of hidden water damage? Strong, musty odors coming from your air condition unit may indicate a mold problem. Our local team in Bath, NC will locate the source of the excess moisture and repair the problem to discourage the mold problem from returning once the remediation process is complete.

Here is some information about mold from our website:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere; both indoors, and outdoors
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or air conditioning and heating systems, or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet
  • Mold spores thrive in moist environments
  • Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed; otherwise, the mold may return
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Call Us Today!

When you Washington home or commercial business needs mold mitigation services, our local team in Bath, NC can help. Call us today at 252-923-0213.

Washington, NC Fire Damage Remediation Experts

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke damage is seen on siding. Regardless of the cause of fire, smoke damage can be tricky to handle properly. Let the experts take care of you!

If a fire damage has impacted your home, please call fire damage restoration professionals. Doing so can help limit structural damage, prevent mold, and get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. For fire damage restoration services, you can trust SERVPRO of Bath. Here are just a few considerations after a structural fire:

1. Emergency Response. Once you call us for service, we will respond quickly.  We'll ask the questions necessary to ensure that we can address the challenge you're facing, then we'll send the people and equipment needed to face the task.  

2. Inspection And Assessment. Upon arrival, we'll assess the damaged areas to determine the extent of the damage and make a plan to properly clean the fire and smoke damage from your property.

3. Water Removal. If water was used to extinguish the fire, we will work to remove the water as quickly as possible using specialized equipment, such as extractors, air movers, and dehumidifiers.  This step minimizes the risk of additional structure damage and mold growth.  

5. Soot and Smoke Removal. Our crews are skilled in removing soot and smoke using specialized equipment and techniques. 

6. Cleaning and Deodorizing. Restorable items will be cleaned and deodorized. Deodorization is typically accomplished utilizing air scrubbers and foggers.  

We live and work in this area -- we might even be your neighbor!  SERVPRO of Bath is locally owned and operated.  We're ready to respond, so call us for your fire damage restoration and remediation needs 252-923-7205.

Water Removal After a Storm

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

A storm pours rain and lightning trikes near houses. Storms and storm-related damage can be challenging to prepare for. Call SERVPRO of Bath if your home or business is unexpectedly damaged!

SERVPRO can't stop water from rising out of rivers and creeks, but we do have the experience and training in water removal to help you lessen the effects of flood damage. Our personnel are among the most skilled in the field of disaster restoration, and we maintain an extensive inventory of specialized equipment to return to its original state as quickly as possible.

Since water damage can occur within minutes (paper goods and some fabrics), we maintain a 24-hour removal team that can arrive as quickly as possible to begin the process. If the power has not been restored or if your electrical system has been compromised, we also have a large number of generators at our disposal so we can begin extracting.

When the standing water has been removed, there is still the problem of trapped moisture. Our recovery team will deploy equipment to forcibly circulate air through your home. Once that has started, dehumidifiers are placed in key areas to increase the effectiveness of the specialized fans. To ensure carpet pads are dried completely, we may also use a number of heaters designed to not burn carpeting. These heaters are also excellent to help prevent wood floors from warping.

Like all of the company franchises, SERVPRO of Bath is locally owned and operated. Residents aren't just our customers, they're our neighbors and family. Call us at 252-923-7205 when you need emergency assistance. 

Avoid Common Water Damage Mistakes

8/15/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipmnt is used to help dry a water damaged room. Let our fast response team eliminate further mold growth due to water damage on your property.

When Your Washington Home Suffers Water Intrusion, Rely on SERVPRO to Mitigate Damages

Water damage usually is more than what comes to your mind when you read the phrase. While we only expect to deal with water, more destruction results whenever such incidents hit our property. Mold and electrical hazards are part of the expensive damage that your Hampton structure may experience during those stressful moments.

You might make a mistake if you look at the surface and imagine it is the only water damage challenge to address in your Washington home. The work of SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians is to look beyond the obvious and trace the water which might be under the carpets and walls. Specialized tools such as moisture meters and sensors make that possible. We can conduct a thorough inspection that allows us to identify the content of moisture on your property and specific locations with these devices.

Another mistake that most homeowners make is attempting to pump the water from a flooded basement. While it appears to be a straightforward job, hidden dangers need professional intervention. For instance, wet foundation walls and ceilings might collapse as a result of water damage. We inspect all that before we can start the restoration process, and if necessary, we perform necessary demolitions to prevent any possible hazards during the process.

After pumping out all the standing water, it is time to begin the drying process. At that stage, we set up dehumidifiers and air movers. It is important to call our SERVPRO team as soon as you can to increase the chances of salvaging as much of your content as possible. For instance, if you delay and find out that the drywall and flooring have 25 - 50 % moisture, retrieving them might not be possible. Once drying is complete, we clean the surfaces and sanitize them using antimicrobial agents to decrease the chances of mold growth.

SERVPRO of Bath responds to all sizes of disasters, whether reported on commercial or residential premises. Call us at (252)-923-0213 and be served by a proven industry leader.

Eliminate Areas of Excess Moisture

8/4/2022 (Permalink)

Common locations to find mold: bathrooms, kitchens, basements, near HVAC ducts. Always keep an eye out for areas with excess moisture.

Are you concerned that you may have mold in your commercial business? Mold tends to grow especially well in damp areas, meaning any existing moisture issues should be a top priority. Condensation, a small leak, improper ventilation—all should be handled as soon as possible to help prevent damage.

There are many different places mold can hide and grow without you even noticing that it is there:

  • In a property’s basement or crawlspace 
  • In the walls of bathrooms and kitchens
  • Underneath carpeting, especially if it is in an area with moisture problems such as a bathroom or kitchen
  • Ventilation ducts because they provide a dark, damp place for mold to grow

Mold can grow in your business without you even knowing it is there. This is what makes treating mold quickly essential - it may grow, spread, and damage your property far before the signs of mold show up.

The best way to get rid of mold is to tackle it at the source. Contact the mold remediation professionals at SERVPRO today to learn more about mold removal and mitigation services.

Fire Safety Tips for Washington, NC

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

A match burns brightly. Always be careful with combustibles in the home.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Each year in the United States, more than 3,000 people die in fires and more than 16,000 are injured. It's crucial to be aware of the dangers of fire and what you can do to prevent one from happening in your home.

Here are some tips to help keep you and your family safe from fire.

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas. Check them monthly to make sure they're working properly.
  • Create and practice a home fire escape plan so everyone knows what to do if a fire starts.
  • Keep flammable items like lighters and matches out of reach of children.
  • Don't leave candles burning unattended.
  • Don't smoke inside your home.
  • Be mindful of device energy usage--don't overload electrical outlets.
  • Keep your stove and oven clean and free of grease build-up.
  • Don't leave pots and pans unattended on the stove.

If a fire does occur in your home, try to stay calm and get everyone out quickly. Use your practiced escape plan to get to safety. If you can't get out, go to a room with an outside window and wave a white cloth or flashlight to signal for help. Never go back inside a burning building.

After a fire occurs, be sure to call professionals like those at SERVPRO of Bath to handle all of your restoration and remediation needs. 

Let Professionals Handle Your Water Damage Needs

8/1/2022 (Permalink)

Water leaking across a floor. Water leaks can come on suddenly. Have a plan and call professional remediation services as quickly as possible to limit any damage.

Water damage can come from a variety of sources, the most common being from plumbing issues. Damage to an average-sized house from water can run a homeowner thousands of dollars. Antique furniture, electronics, hardwood floor and carpeting only add to the cost if they are affected.

At SERVPRO of Bath, we are trained to respond quickly to calls for a burst pipe or leaking water heater so we can remove water as fast as possible. Once we’ve removed all the water, we immediately begin the drying process to both personal property and the structure. One of the things we do during the drying process is to set up dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers draw water from the air and nearby materials like upholstery and curtains. This creates a drier environment which allows evaporation to happen, thereby helping save building materials such as drywall.

As the dehumidifiers work, SERVPRO technicians use extraction devices to dry any carpeting. In most cases, that means we use extraction wands. For heavier carpets, our team can also use a riding extractor. On this piece of equipment, a driver rides on top of the device and uses his or her weight to press down the carpet and pad, removing even more water. 

If you need help with any type of water damage, let us be your first line of action to reduce and eliminate the effects of water damage in your home or business.

Helping Your Business After an Emergency

7/18/2022 (Permalink)

Buildings are partially under water from a flood. Don't let a storm or other emergency put your company under water. Call SEERVPRO of Bath today!

When disaster strikes your business, there are so many things to worry about. How will you be able to serve your customers? What do you do with employees who are not able to be at work? Will you have enough revenue to keep the doors open without being able to do business for who-knows-how-long? We at SERVPRO® of Bath have years of experience serving companies of all different sizes and industries. We strive to provide the best service possible, working to allow businesses to stay open or get back open as quickly as possible. Our experts know that less downtime means minimized loss of revenue for you and your company. If disaster should ever strike your business, make sure to call SERVPRO® of Bath at (252) 923-0213. We are Here to Help® you get back in business as expediently and professionally as possible.

SERVPRO® of Bath has Large Loss teams and equipment on-site, and access to an extensive network and access to over 2,000 franchises across the Nation for jobs of any size. We are dedicated to helping our customers when disaster strikes and helping to make it “Like it never even happened.” We are ready 24/7, 365 at (252) 923-0213 to help you with all your restoration and remediation needs. We are committed to serving our community when disasters such as pipe bursts, natural disasters, and fires occur.  

Why Choose SERVPRO For Your Emergency Restoration Needs?

6/28/2022 (Permalink)

A picture stating "about us." Understanding how vital response time is to an emergency water damage can be the difference between a minor repair and a full-blown restoration.

Fast Response Time is Everything

At SERVPRO® of Bath, we know that our fast response time is critical, as every minute counts when we are responding to a property damage emergency. In many cases, we arrive and work alongside the firefighters and other first responders as they are completing their jobs and leaving the scene.

This is when our job starts. We know that in many situations, immediate action is required to minimize the potential for further loss. For instance, water is especially invasive and will spread quickly and absorb into floors, walls, and furniture. Water damage will also be present in the aftermath of a fire emergency and will require immediate cleanup to prevent additional damage.

Faster Response Time

Property damage emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night. Our emergency response teams have the advanced training, specialized equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore any property damage emergency you may have. In most cases, we can arrive within four hours of your call. We will also help you with the insurance paperwork and process.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business experiences a property damage emergency, SERVPRO of Bath is Here to Help. ® Call us today at (252) 923-0213. We’ll restore your property damage in Washington, “Like it never even happened.”