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Restoring Homes, Rebuilding Lives: The Role of SERVPRO Reconstruction

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

Interior construction project An interior construction project of a home that needed new flooring.

When disaster strikes, the aftermath can leave homes in shambles, requiring more than just cleanup. Enter SERVPRO Reconstruction – the unsung hero in the journey of recovery. Specializing in rebuilding structures after fire, water, or storm damage, SERVPRO seamlessly transitions from mitigation to reconstruction, streamlining the restoration process for homeowners. Their expert teams handle everything, from assessing the extent of damage to executing comprehensive reconstruction plans to working with your insurance to ensure you have coverage. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship and efficient project management, SERVPRO ensures a smooth path toward rebuilding what was lost. From minor repairs to complete renovations, SERVPRO Reconstruction is the trusted partner homeowners turn to for restoring not just properties, but the sense of security and normalcy that disasters disrupt.

Spotting Previous Damage When Buying a New Home

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

Man inspecting crawlspace A home inspector check the crawlspace for any signs of previous damage or mold growth.

Embarking on the journey to purchase a new home is thrilling, but a cautious approach is key to a successful investment. As you tour potential properties, pay close attention to signs of previous damage, especially water or mold issues. Check for discolored patches on walls, ceilings, or floors, as they could indicate hidden problems. Engage a home inspector to thoroughly assess the property and reveal any potential issues. Delve into the property's history, examining past renovations, and disclosure reports. By navigating the home-buying process with diligence, you equip yourself to make an informed decision and secure a new home free from unwelcome surprises. If you have purchased a new home and are concerned about previous damage that could impact the integrity of your home, call your local SERVPRO. 

The Importance of Attic Care

1/5/2024 (Permalink)

Man installing roof insulation This man is installing thermal roof insulation in an attic.

Often relegated to a forgotten corner of our homes, the attic is a space with untapped potential. Beyond being a storage area, this often-overlooked space plays a crucial role in maintaining the overall health of your home. Proper insulation in the attic contributes to energy efficiency, preventing heat loss in winter and minimizing heat gain in summer. Adequate ventilation is essential to control moisture and prevent the growth of mold. Regular inspections for pests, leaks, and proper insulation maintenance are key to a well-functioning attic. By investing time and attention into this space, you not only ensure a healthier living environment but also contribute to the longevity of your home. Don't underestimate the impact of an attic on your home. If you are concerned about mold growth or water damage to your attic, call your local SERVPRO® today.

Our Business? Protecting your Business!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A group of workers have a meeting Look at these folks! They're far too busy to be worrying about damage restoration!

Everyone’s got a passion he or she lives for. Maybe yours is selling artisanal soaps, or artisanal coffee, or artisanal craft beer, or artisanal cinderblocks or artisanal hubcaps, (etc.) Ours, however, is protecting your business from whatever non-sentient force of nature wishes to do it harm. That means cleaning and restoring your business after a fire, after a COVID exposure, or after a flood. It means cleaning up mold damage, and restoring your walls, floors, and ceilings, and getting all the spores out of your air ducts by cleaning it to industry professional standards. If that sounds like the kind of business you’re looking for, get in touch! We’re just a phone call away: (704) 939-1944, and we can be onsite in less than four hours, which gives you plenty of time to get some cookies or lemonade ready for when we get there (hint-hint!), and we’re open 24/7!

What is Kannapolis’s Risk for Flood Damage?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of flood risk for Kannapolis, NC This is the most important map you will see for the entire day. Quick! Draw a copy from memory. You have to train yourself for the coming days.

Floods can take you by surprise, covering an entire block in a deluge in less than an hour. An important part of preventing that from happening to you is finding out what your risk is for flood damage! Luckily, Kannapolis has a flood map as part of Cabarrus County, and you can find said map here: Kannapolis Flood Map. It’s also attached at the top of the screen as the thumbnail image.

If you find yourself in a situation where flood damage has struck your home or place of business, your first step should be to call SERVPRO of North Cabarrus at (704) 939-1944 and we can be out there in less than four hours to help clean and restore your damaged goods, furniture, structures, and precious items you care about, and make them as close to preloss conditions as possible.

Winter Weather is Coming–What’s your Risk?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of winter weather risk by county Red normally means hot, but now it means cold. Blue isn't hot, though, it's just less cold.

From now until April, it’s going to be getting a bit nippy outdoors. The temperature will drop, the air will become frigid, and people everywhere will look like chimneys everytime they exhale. But it’s not all fun and games, folks! Winter weather can be dangerous. Luckily, FEMA has put together a map of the risk of Winter Weather Damage here:

If you like, you can check your area and see what your risk of loss or damage from winter weather is in your county, and you can plan accordingly!

There’s also a map as the image at the top of this page, if you don’t feel like clicking that pesky link.

The first step to preventing damage or loss is to determine your risk, then to determine an action plan. Keep in mind that even if things go entirely South, you’ll always have SERVPRO of North Cabarrus to call and help you with your damage cleanup and restoration.

What is Kannapolis’ Risk for Rapid Cold?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of cold risk by county Brrr! You've heard of the "cold shoulder," how about the "cold wave risk by county?"

Rapid cold is all the danger of winter weather without any of the fun. When temperatures plunge in hours with little warning, you can be stuck outside in a risky place with no way to return home. Don’t let that happen to you–use FEMA’s tool to determine your risk for rapid cold and start preparing (if necessary) now! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

So what’s your risk? Follow this link to find out:

Alternatively, you can check the featured image in this article and try to find your county. Despite cold usually being represented by blue, red signifies the actual dangerous areas, and grey means there’s either no risk or not enough data to determine the risk.

Stay safe!

What is Kannapolis’ Risk for Lightning Damage?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of lightning risk by county Hopefully, this map will shock you so much that lightning never will!

Lightning in January? Eh, it’s possible!

Winter doesn’t oftentimes have thunderstorms, although thundersnow isn’t unheard of!

But we have it on good authority that January will one day end (temporarily), and will transition into warmer weather where thunderstorms will become more common, and lightning will again cause plenty of damage the country-over.

However, not every region of the nation will be equally-susceptible to lightning damage. FEMA has a map of risk of lightning damage in each county, and it can be found here:

Alternatively, you can peep the pic at the top of this article. The red areas are the most dangerous (but that still doesn’t guarantee you’ll be affected), and the blue areas are the least (but that still doesn’t guarantee you won’t be.)

Fire Damage can last longer than you might Think!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A woman cringes after smelling something bad That's the face of someone who can still smell smoke in her internal cooling and heating system. Don't be this person.

When your home or business is affected by a fire, there is more damage than you might think. Of course, the walls and floors and ceilings can be burned or singed, and the smoke can stain them also, but more so than the visual damage, there’s an olfactory component as well. Smoke can stink up any room it touches, and if it makes it into your internal heating and cooling system, it can spread throughout the house. Even if the fire is defeated by those gentlemen from the calendars before it has a chance to do any real lasting damage, the smoke odor can cling to your curtains, carpets, and couches, as well as coating the inside of your air ducts with soot.

Hope is not lost, however, friend, for SERVPRO of North Cabarrus is IICRC-certified to handle fire and smoke cleanup and restoration, and we can get you back to as close to preloss conditions as possible! Give us a call and your Friendly Neighborhood Cleaning and Restoration Company will be there in a jiffy to get to work making it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire may be Hot, but SERVPRO Keeps things Cool

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A large house fire in front of a silhouetted man. Don't worry. I have a bottle of water and a garden hose.

If your home or business has been affected by fire damage, you know intimately the stress it can cause. You’re wondering how to pick up the pieces, clean up the mess, and restore and reconstruct the damage, all while reliving the event and asking the what-ifs.

All these questions and anxieties can weigh down on your soul; the good news is that after calling (704) 939-1944 (SERVPRO of North Cabarrus!), you can rest easy and stop worrying about the process--we’ve got it from here! Our franchise professionals have been trained and IICRC-certified to use industrial cleanup and restoration equipment to get your home or business back to as close to preloss conditions as possible, and make it “Like it never even happened,” and we can get to work in mere hours!