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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!

An infestation of mold is shown growing on a wall.

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

We are trusted leaders in commercial mold mitigation and remediation in Rowan County.

At SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove, we know that mold can spread to other areas of a building or structure fast if it is not mitigated quickly. Because microscopic mold spores are always present in the Earth’s atmosphere, mold can never be completely eradicated, but it can be mitigated and remediated. Here are some mold facts from our website:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, 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 on moisture
  • 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, or 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 forty-five percent

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business or home experiences a mold problem, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 704-939-1944. We’ll mitigate and remediate your mold problem in China Grove, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Building Services in Carolina Mall?

5/17/2021 (Permalink)

We provide a full range of commercial building and restoration services in Cabarrus County.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

When my candy shop in the Carolina Mall was damaged by fire, the fire was put out quickly, but there was collateral damage left from the firefighting efforts and smoke, soot, and debris covered the store. It was a devastating experience, and I knew I had to get back up and running as quickly as possible to recoup my losses.

My insurance adjuster told me to call SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove and I’m glad I did. They arrived quickly and immediately began the cleanup and restoration process. I was amazed at how quickly and efficiently they worked. They cleaned the soot and removed the smoke odor from every ceiling, wall, and floor. They also were able to rebuild the damage in the utility room where the fire started. Within days I was operational again, and now you would never know there had been a fire in my store!

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business requires building and restoration services, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day in the Carolina Mall. Call us today at 704-939-1944. 

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Independently Owned and Operated.

Commercial Fire Damage in Kannapolis?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

We restore commercial fire damage in North Cabarrus County.

First comes smoke.

The fire spread through the warehouse quickly. Fortunately, no one was injured and the firefighters from the Kannapolis Fire Department Station 1 arrived quickly and extinguished the fire before it could spread to the rest of the buildings. The fire was contained to a small section of the warehouse, but soot and smoke were pervasive throughout the building.

At SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove, we have been responding to commercial damage emergencies  for years and understand the importance of quickly mitigating fire damage. Once the firefighters leave, we are often the next team to respond. Our customers are left to deal with the water damage from the firefighting efforts, and the cleanup and restoration of the fire-damaged areas. Our restoration technicians are required to undergo continuing education and training to stay current with new technological advancements and industry best practices.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician

We work to restore your business to preloss condition quickly and efficiently and minimize the disruption to your customers and employees whenever possible.

Call Us Today!

When your commercial business has a fire damage emergency, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day in North Cabarrus County. Call us today at 704-939-1944. 

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Independently Owned and Operated.

OSHA Guidelines for Fire Extinguisher Usage in China Grove

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove knows that owning a fire extinguisher is not enough. Knowing the proper use of fire extinguishers can prevent fire from destroying lives in China Grove.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers train their employees how and when to use fire extinguishers. OSHA does not allow untrained employees to use a fire extinguisher.  They must provide the training shortly after the employee is hired, and then every year thereafter. OSHA also requires monthly inspections for fire extinguishers.

Fire extinguishers have to be placed where they cannot be moved or damaged. The carrying handle should be 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor.

Employees must know when to use fire extinguishers.

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove suggests asking yourself these questions regarding fire extinguishers in your China Grove business:  

  • Have I pulled the fire alarm?
  • Can everyone get out?
  • Is the fire extinguisher easy to reach?
  • Do I know how to use it? 
  • Is the fire contained in a small area?
  • Is the smoke non-toxic?
  • Do I have an escape route?

If you can answer “yes” to all of the questions, it is reasonable to use the fire extinguisher.

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove reminds you that fire is fast. If you cannot contain it within 30 seconds, get everyone out of the area. Call 9-1-1 once you are outside.

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is independently owned and operated. 

Cleaning Smoke and Soot Damage in China Grove

3/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove can clean up damage from smoke and soot in your China Grove home or business.  

Smoke is a mixture of gases and small particles. The small particles are also called ash, and they include soot. Soot is the collection of particles left from incomplete burning of products that contain carbon. These products include wood and coal. Smoke and soot do not destroy materials the way fire does. They leave behind greasy films and have an unpleasant odor.

Smoke moves from warmer areas to cooler areas. You will find smoke and soot damage on the ceiling above where the fire started, but you will find the damage in other places.SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove looks for damage in/on:

  • Outside walls and windows: Even if the fire was in the center of the room, smoke travels to the cooler areas
  • Closed-off spaces: Smoke and soot settle in cooler areas, including dresser drawers, closed closets, and wall cavities
  • Air ducts: smoke and soot travel throughout the house
  • Drapes and blinds. The drapes and blinds are cooler than other parts of the house. During a fire, the areas behind the drapes and blinds are cooler than the rest of the room. Remember that smoke travels to the cooler areas, leaving behind smoke and soot.

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove investigates these areas to get a good idea of what kind of damage is in the China Grove building.  

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is independently owned and operated. 

Winter Weather Tips for Business

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Prepare your business now for winter

Winter is just around the corner, so is your business ready?  SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is ready 24/7 365 days a year in the event that your business encounters a disaster, but here are some tips for winter preparations:

  • Clear downed tree limbs and branches around your building and property 
  • Inspect walkways and parking lots for drainage issues
  • Install non-slip mats and caution signs in slippery or hazardous areas
  • Clear leaves and debris from gutters to ensure they are working properly with downspouts directed away from your building
  • Shut off any outdoor faucets and make note of where your water shut off valve is located
  • Replace all of your air filters

Preparation doesn't prevent emergencies from happening, but it can help minimize the extent of the loss. 

Business Interruptions

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Concord NC Business Water Loss

In the event of a water emergency in your business, are you prepared?  SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is readily available and experienced in restoring businesses after a flood or water loss.  Mitigation requires quick action.  The faster we arrive on site, the better the results, limiting the amount of business interruptions caused by the loss and keeping the claim costs lower.  

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove has successfully assisted many businesses in the Concord, Kannapolis and Salisbury communities when the unexpected happened.  We are equipped to get the job done right, ensuring your business can get back into operation as quickly as possible.  No job is too big for SERVPRO as we have more than 1700 franchises nationwide to back us up.

Emergency Ready Profile for your Commercial Property. Are you Ready?

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

Is your business ready for whatever happens?

At SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove, we are ready to respond immediately to commercial water or fire loss. We work quickly to clean or restore your business to its preloss condition. Disasters seem to happen when you are away from the office or on vacation. Do you have a plan if a crisis should occur? As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Our team works directly with the commercial business in our area.

  •  Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove can help reduce the impact of any natural or man-made disaster and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. So whether you are at lunch, on vacation or after-hours, your business will be Ready for whatever happens.

Restoring Your Kannapolis Commercial Property After Water Damage Occurs

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

When flooding and water damage occurs at your Kannapolis commercial property, they are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals at SERVPRO are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. Rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Please give us a call at 704-939-1944 and find out how we can help you and your commercial property.

Common Fire Hazards in the Workplace

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove (704) 939-1944

Every year fires break out in workplaces across the country resulting in serious damage to property and even injury and death. In the UK each year there are around 25,000 non-residential fires reported, with a significant proportion of these fires occurring in the workplace.

There are a variety of reasons why these fires break out, although many are due to negligence and could be prevented with more care and attention. One of the best ways to protect your business against fire is to educate your staff on the causes of fire and encourage them to be vigilant and report any potential fire hazards, so that they can be dealt with swiftly.

Although each working environment is different, here are some common workplace fire hazards that you should look out for and how to reduce the risk of them causing a fire.

Waste and combustible material being stored on site

In many workplaces, in particular offices, there can be a build-up of waste such as paper, cardboard and other combustible materials. If this is not disposed of regularly, it provides plenty of fuel for any potential fires should they break out. All it takes is a source of ignition, for example a discarded cigarette to set this alight and it could result in a fire that burns rapidly.

For this reason you should avoid storing rubbish on site is possible, or if you must – make sure it is in a designated area, away from main buildings and any potential sources of ignition.

Flammable liquids and vapours

This may be more of a threat in some types of workplace than others. Those particularly at risk include industrial warehouses and factories where there may be large amounts of flammable liquids and vapours stored. This can also cover anywhere that these materials are present such as garages, hotels and kitchens. Flammable liquids can ignite instantly when they come into contact with a spark or naked flame. Vapours are also particularly dangerous as they spread out, carrying the risk of an explosion with devastating consequences.

To reduce the risk of a fire, always ensure that flammable liquid and solvent containers are sealed properly and if any spills do happen, they are cleaned up immediately.

Dust build-up

Dust and powder from wood, plastic and metal operations can cause explosions in enclosed spaces if there is no proper ventilation. Extraction fans should be installed in places where there is a risk of dust in the air, for example in environments such as mines and factories. Equipment and machinery that heats up when used should also be kept clean and free of grease and dust so that this does not burn, starting a fire.

Objects that generate heat

Heat is one of the vital ingredients of fire. Some electrical equipment and machinery warms up when used providing the potential for a fire to start. Make sure you keep combustible materials such as paper away from heat sources and remember to unplug any equipment that is not being used if possible. Never leave any electrical equipment or machinery on overnight unless it is necessary.

Faulty electrical equipment

Fires caused by electrical equipment are one of the most common types of fire in the workplace. Look out for any signs of loose cabling, damaged plugs and replace any faulty equipment. All electrical equipment should be regularly checked and PAT tested by an expert.

Overloading power sockets

This is a fairly common cause of electrical fires but it is one that is easily avoided. If too many appliances are plugged into the same socket or if faulty extension cords are used, this can result in overheating and potentially a fire. Always make sure that you use one plug in each socket and don’t use appliances that total more than 13amps or 3000 watts across the whole socket.


Discarded cigarettes can cause fires if not put out and disposed of properly. Smoking can be especially hazardous if it is allowed to take place near areas where flammable materials are present. Therefore a designated smoking area should be allocated in your workplace away from main buildings and flammables. Staff should also be encouraged to make sure that any cigarettes are put out properly and to use specially provided bins for their cigarettes.

Human error and negligence

It has to be said that one of the most common causes of fires in the workplace is human error. Fires can occur as a result of negligence in a variety of different ways including improper use of equipment, accidents, drinks being spilt over electrical equipment and leaving cooking unattended.

Although you cannot completely remove the human error factor, through proper training you can take steps to reduce it by providing effective training and guidance for your staff advising on best fire safety practice.

If the worst does happen and a fire starts, having fire fighting equipment on site such asfire extinguishers, blankets and hose reels are vital for bringing fires under control. However you should use caution and make sure that all staff are trained to use the correcttype of fire extinguisher.


6/18/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove offers 24/7 emergency water damage restoration services.

When your facility faces water damage, it’s best to seek immediate professional help. The longer water stays in your building, the more extensive the damage and the more expensive the restoration costs will be. To help get you back to business fast, SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove offers 24/7 emergency water damage restoration services.

To minimize the damage done to your building’s floors, drywall, insulation, ceilings, and contents, SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove mobilizes as soon as we receive your call. Upon arrival, our certified water damage restoration professionals will quickly, completely, and discretely restore your facility.

Although every instance of commercial water damage is unique, there are several common causes that we have noticed throughout the years including:

  • Broken Pipes
  • Frozen Pipes
  • Leaky Pipes
  • Sink Overflow
  • Toilet Overflow
  • Sewage Backup

If your building experiences any of these issues, we advise taking the following important emergency steps:

  • Avoid hazards: electricity in contact with water, slippery floors, unsanitary water, and unsafe structures.
  • Locate and stop water source.
  • Remove furniture or place plastic under furniture legs to prevent permanent stain or rust. Remove any wet contents.
  • Call SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove to arrange for an inspection and to begin water extraction as soon as possible to minimize damage.
  • Three Solutions to Emergencies You Might Not Know

    6/18/2018 (Permalink)

    Your SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove team has your back when emergencies happen.

    Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, accidents happen. Toilets and sinks overflow, sprinklers are broken or go off accidentally, and other various damage can occur in your building.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    The Water Is Running in the Sink or Bathtub – If you have an overflowing sink or bathtub due to a clog, taking quick action is essential. Water damage is a serious problem that can cause mold growth, warped wood, and ruined carpet within a day or two, especially if the water is left untouched. Turn off the faucet and begin removing as much of the water and residual moisture as possible. Next, call the experts to handle the cleanup. When a sink or bathtub overflows, you’re left with contaminated water that could contain bacteria and viruses, along with traces of food, grease, dirt, and hair. What you might not know is that if you remove any affected building material (or have your emergency cleanup experts do it), you can avoid long-term issues that could affect indoor air quality.

    There’s Water Damage From the Sprinkler System – While your facility’s sprinkler system is an excellent defense against unforeseen fires, it can often leave a wet mess behind, especially when there is no fire to extinguish. Whether a chef in your restaurant’s kitchen has caused the sprinklers to go off due to cooking issues or a tenant hangs heavy items from the system, you could easily be left with a watery mess in an instant. Sprinklers can cause damage not just to your floors but also to your facility’s drywall, carpeting, and other materials. What you might not know is that some sprinkler systems have chemicals in the water or suppressants that require special treatment during remediation or require removal of affected items.

    The Toilet Overflows Due to a Preventable Clog – Sometimes guests will flush inappropriate items down the toilet such as diapers, clothes, tampons, and more. When this happens, your toilet will eventually clog and can cause a massive overflow of what we call “black water.” This type of water is specifically contaminated with human waste and could cause a huge health risk if you or others come in contact with it. If you find yourself with an overflowing toilet, call the professionals right away to let them properly handle the contaminated water. What you might not realize is this is something that your commercial property insurance policy covers, so you should call your agent as soon as the incident occurs to discuss the damage and whether it makes sense to file a claim.

    Unexpected things are going to happen. Your SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove team has your back when emergencies happen. 

    Commercial Services

    6/6/2018 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of  North Cabarrus County & China Grove has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

    •  Small Office Buildings
    • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
    • Apartment Buildings
    • Restaurants
    • Hotel/Motels
    • Small Retail Stores
    • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
    • High-Rise Residential
    • Manufacturing & Industrial
    • Government/Military

    Have Questions? Call North Cabarrus County & China Grove today.  704-939-1944.

    When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.