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Leave mold remediation to the trained experts

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

Removal of mold should be left to the experts at SERVPRO of Bath

Mold is a type of fungus that is made up of micro-organisms that help decompose dead organic material such as plants, leaves, and wood. These collections resemble hair-like bodies and are too small to be seen individually with the naked eye. If they are thriving in your home or business, mold remediation is a must. As seen on the surface of an object, mold will appear to be black, blue or green.

Mold occurs naturally in both outdoor and indoor environments. Outdoors, it is one of nature’s ways of helping to break down dead organic matter. However, mold growth indoors can cause health effects so removal and clean-up of the mold is needed. SERVPRO of Bath recommends that you call us at the first hint of a possible mold infestation.

Indoors, mold can be found growing on any damp surface. A professional mold remediation service is the safe and most effective approach. The professionals from SERVPRO of Bath understand industry procedures and have the appropriate equipment and training to do the job. Moisture meters, hydrometers, "air scrubbers," HEPA vacuums, and antifungal and antimicrobial products are all utilized by our team of professionals.

SERVPRO technicians are trained to know where to search for harmful, hidden molds and complete the mold remediation protocols. We can also advise you how best to protect your home in Beaufort County.

Locally Owned with National Resources Available to us

We live and work in Bath and the surrounding areas, we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bath is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. Call us today.

Did you know that SERVPRO makes most of their own cleaning products and antimicrobial?

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

Most people do not, so let us tell you about it. 

SERVPRO's EPA registered antimicrobial is a great product! SERVPROXIDE™ is as safe and effective as it gets for an antimicrobial out there.

SERVPROXIDE™ is an EPA registered, stabilized chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial that carries the EPA’s lowest toxicity rating and it doesn’t require you to wear PPE (personal protective equipment.) Plus, it is safe for everyday and general-purpose use. It is designed to kill harmful mold, mildew, and bacteria on hard surfaces, and it also keeps mold, mildew, and bacteria from growing back for up to four weeks. SERVPROXIDE™ is fragrance-free with a mild odor that quickly disperses.

SERVPROXIDE™ is also an excellent deodorizer once an odor is removed. And, since it is an oxidizer, it does not mask odors such as tobacco and fire smoke, pet and musty odors, and even stale cooking odors just to name a few, it removes them.

This antimicrobial product can also be used to deodorize your internal HVAC system, and it can also be applied by wet fogging or dispersed through a ULV type mister for deodorization and application purposes.

It can also be used in electrostatic sprayers for a full and even application and is also NSF listed (no rinse required food contact surfaces), so it is clean to use.

For the best antimicrobial products around, applied by a team of trained technicians you can trust, call SERVPRO of Bath today!

SERVPRO of Bath: We are Cleaning Experts

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bath is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19), we’d like to reminder our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we are IICRC certified and adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

We have specialized training and we are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if it has been exposed to the coronavirus. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go above and beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as tabletops, countertops, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include, but are not limited to:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

We use specialized products. The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call SERVPRO of Bath today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today at 252-923-0213!

Top Reasons You Should Call an IICRC Company

4/24/2020 (Permalink)

The main reason you should call an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)  company when dealing with mitigation and restoration is because the unseen, such as smoke, soot and water, can cause extensive damage to your property. Even the smallest amount of unseen water or residue from a fire has the potential to cause serious indoor air quality and structural damage to your property over time.

The key to preventing costly restoration expenses is to reach out to a team of professionals immediately. An IICRC company is trained to use the proper equipment and technologies, which can make a big difference in reducing damages and expenses associated with fire and water damage loss.

SERVPRO of Bath is an IICRC company, and they have the training, technology and equipment needed to help mitigate loss from fire, storm or water damage.

We use moisture sensors to detect moisture in carpets, baseboards and walls. Moisture meters are used to determine the moisture content in those materials and to also accurately monitor the drying process. Our thermo hygrometers measure temperature and relative humidity. This helps calculate and create an environment that is most beneficial for drying.

Once moisture is removed, the ultra-low-volume (ULV) foggers can be used to dispense liquid deodorizing agents. This produces a very fine mist that can easily penetrates where odor-causing residues have accumulated. They can also be used to inject disinfectants and fungicides into walls and other hard-to-reach areas. Finally, thermal foggers, which dispense solvent-based products, create a dense fog of particles which can attach and neutralize odor causing particles.

One thing that you should remember when handling a contaminated loss, is that it’s important to not only dry a structure, but to disinfect and deodorize it which is something an IICRC Company is trained to handle. So, remember this, if you have damage don’t be afraid to call a certified, professional team like SERVPRO of Bath. We can help restore your property so you can move on with life.

If You Own a Business in Bath, NC – You Should Have an ERP in Place

2/4/2020 (Permalink)

Believe it or not, an average of fifty percent of businesses that close due to a disaster never reopen? The great majority of businesses that do survive disasters such as flooding, fire and mold had a preparedness plan in place long before the disaster occurred.

The key factor to making it through any disaster, whether it be a small water leak, a large  fire, or damage from storm surge is preparation. And, the perfect time to plan for these events is well before it happens.

Our Emergency Ready Profile serves as a guide of important building and contact information. It can be the perfect complement to a plan you already have in case of an emergency. The SERVPRO ERP outlines proper contacts for specific types of loss, as well as photos and detailed descriptions on where specific emergency items, such as different turn offs, are within your building. 

A plan such as ours help businesses so that they’re not simply reacting to disaster situations. This plan helps owners be proactive and take the appropriate steps to creating a relationship with a restoration services company before a disaster occurs.

SERVPRO is a leader in fire and water damage response and mitigation. We can help you get your property and business cleaned up and back in working order. By working with SERVPRO of Bath, your business receives the benefit of having over 40 years of experience reducing the impact of both natural and man-made disasters.

Call SERVPRO of Bath to put together your emergency ready profile today!

4 Benefits of Hiring a Professional

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Top-Notch equipment SERVPRO of Bath uses state of the art equipment to completely dry areas damaged by water.

Commercial or residential water damage can a very challenging and costly problem faced by property owners. From general plumbing issues to running toilets, there are many things that can cause flooding.  Even though it they could seem easy to clean and repair on your own, there are some benefits to hiring a profession restoration business to handle the repairs.

To Prevent Mold Spores from Spreading

A water damage restoration business is trained to properly clean areas where water moves, in between the walls, under your floorboards, and creeping into places that are not seen or may be hard to reach. These professionals can help you salvage areas that could have to be replaced if proper cleaning doesn’t take place. And, in locations where mold has developed, a professional can clean it properly to prevent the mold spores from spreading.

To Avoid More Damage

If someone is inexperienced with how to clean and restore areas where water damage has occurred, it is possible for someone to make a mistake and make the problem worse or allow it to escalate if it’s not handled correctly immediately. Professionals in this line of business are able to visit the business right after the mold damage has occurred to prevent further damage or problems from developing.

To Identify Signs of Moisture Which are Hidden

A professional will be able to use stage of the art moisture tools to identify hidden signs of moisture that are more often than not undetectable to home and property owners. They can also take more steps to prevent future water damage from occurring.

For Top-Notch Restoration Services

A water damage professional will be able to replace and restore flooring, insulation and dry wall for a finished product that looks wonderful using the highest quality materials available to them.

Steps You Should Take After A Workplace Fire

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

We’re sure you have a lot on your mind with your daily tasks at work. You probably don’t think about what you’d do in case of a fire. It would be terrible if it were to happen, but would you know what processes to follow to ensure recovery and safety? You should develop a fire restoration plan so an untimely fire wouldn’t stop your business in its tracks.

What Are Your Initial Considerations?

Of course, the first response to a fire should be the safety and well-being of your employees. Then, you need to reach out to the appropriate team of people to help you put out the fire and take care of the damage in the aftermath.

You Should Contact 911

You need to implement your emergency plan which means you need to get everyone out of the building. You need to call your insurance company and report the damage. Then you need to contact a restoration company who handles fire damage to get your office back in working condition.

You Need to Stay Away

As much as you might like to be there, you should never re-enter your business during or after a fire. There is nothing in the business that’s more important than your own life. Fire crews can salvage many items, and you can replace office equipment, but you are not replaceable. Also, touching damaged materials could make things worse or cause you harm or cause injury.

Work With Your Fire Insurance Company

Your business probably has reliable insurance to cover the damages from the fire. This coverage should take care of the damage, even if the fire had started in a neighboring space. Your contact at the insurance company should walk through the area and make notes of the damage and what losses the business incurred.

Get Experts to the Office

A professional, experienced restoration company can ensure you can safely return to work. The team will use state of the art equipment to do smoke cleaning and sanitize affected areas. Stay in touch with them so you know what the timeline to completion is.

Fire restoration is a thorough process, so make sure you work with a reputable group of professionals. Call SERVPRO of Bath, we’ve got the training and knowledge to handle your fire restoration.

SERVPRO of Bath – We’re Locally Owned & Operated

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Bath is locally owned and operated. John and Cindy Baldwin live and work in the community. They are proud to be a part of Beaufort County. They are part of SERVPRO’s national network of over 1,700 franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams capable of providing additional resources to them during catastrophic storms, such as Hurricane Florence , Tropical Storm Michael and, most recently, Hurricane Dorian.

SERVPRO’s franchise system has over forty years of experience in disaster cleanup and restoration. Nationwide there are over 10,000 qualified professionals, available 24/7, 365, to help customers who have suffered a disaster get their lives back. SERVPRO has a track record of proven results and they’ve earned the trust of homeowners, property managers, and business owners throughout the US.

SERVPRO of Bath is proud to also serve these counties:

  • Bertie
  • Hyde
  • Martin
  • Tyrrell
  • Washington
  • Halifax
  • Herford
  • Northampton
  • Warren

If you’re located in any of these counties, call SERVPRO of Bath for your Fire Damage, Water Damage and Mold Remediation needs. Call today, we’re prepared for any disaster.

Choosing SERVPRO of Bath for All Types of Water Damage

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage from a burst pipe Recent water damage caused from a pipe that burst.

When you think of water damage, most people will immediately think flooding due to heavy rain or a hurricane. We know that hurricanes cause damage to your home and property, but most often, the water damage we fine is due to a plumbing issues. Damage to an average-sized house can run a homeowner thousands of dollars. And, antique furniture, electronics, hardwood floor and carpeting, along with many other items only ads to the cost if they are affected.

When SERVPRO of Bath receives a call for a burst pipe or water heater, our team is trained to respond quickly so they 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 are dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers draw water from the air and property nearby, like upholstery and curtains. By removing moisture, we lower humidity levels in the home creating a drier environment which allows evaporation to happen and that helps 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. This allows them to remove more water. Unlike carpet, most carpet pads are inexpensive, so we usually recommend replacing verses attempting to dry them. 
 
If you need our help for any type of water damage, call us at 252-923-0213. Let us be your first line of action to reduce and eliminate the effects of water damage in your home or business.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bath

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

With the evolution of the internet comes customer research. The way a consumer decides which company to call when they have water or fire damage is through an online search. Sure, they may ask a friend, but then they are sure to search the recommended company online. If you’re searching for water or fire damage in eastern North Carolina, you’re likely to see SERVPRO of Bath included. But why choose us over another restoration company, here’s our answer:

It’s easy, SERVPRO of Bath is faster to any disaster. Our goal is that within an hour of a call , you will have received a call back with a time our technicians will be to your location. Within four hours we will be on our way and onsite. And within eight hours the cleaning will be underway.

Another reason you should choose us, we have the ability to handle any size of loss. SERVPRO of Bath has a trained team of technicians and staff and we have the capabilities to send an army of trained workers to your home or office. PLUS, we own the latest equipment to ensure the job is done right. With dehumidifiers, extractors, air scrubbers and movers we have the right tools to get the job done!

Call SERVPRO of Bath when a disaster strikes your home or business.

Let Us Handle Your Crawlspace

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Just one the many reasons people call SERVPRO of Bath is because we’re not afraid to get dirty. We do the things that most people don’t want to do. Homeowners definitely don’t want mold in their home, but when it’s discovered they think they can tackle the job and remove it themselves. Bu, when it shows up under their house, in the crawlspace, they often change their mind. Tight spaces filled with spiders, other crawling insects and reptiles tend to make people feel claustrophobic. Then, add to that you should wear a hot Tyvek suit and the job is going to be exhausting – picking up the phone and calling us is easier than doing this type of work for yourself.

Lucky for our customers, SERVPRO of Bath is ready to take your call! For our technicians, working in tight spaces is just another day in the life of a professional tech. We move effortlessly through spaces that others wouldn’t consider entering. We’re looking for mold and we’re ready to find it and destroy it, and when we’re done, we’ve added another happy customer to our list.

When you have a tough job like this, call SERVPRO of Bath, that’s why our professionals are here and that’s what we’re trained to do.