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Turn off Your Pipes for Winter!

11/21/2021 (Permalink)

Gutter draining into the ground It's still a liquid... FOR NOW!

Winter is coming! That’s not us using a trademarked motto from a controversial TV series, it’s us issuing a warning! With winter comes cold temperatures (this is high-level stuff--grab a pen!) and cold temperatures bring frozen water. For all you science buffs out there, when water freezes, it expands. Since metal only expands when it’s heated, your pipes will end up rupturing, spraying frigid water all throughout your house, making a mess of things.

If that already happened, call SERVPRO of North Rowan at (704) 925-1019 and we can come clean up the damage.

If it hasn’t happened yet, go turn off those pipes! It’ll take a few minutes, and you’ll thank yourself later. Just wait for a commercial break during the big game and run out and handle things.

Now don't say I never did nothing for ya!

Unseen effects of Water Damage: Mold

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Moldy Cheese and Olives You're likely not dealing with this sort of mold, unless your house is dangerously delicious.

If your home has been damaged by water after a storm or a burst pipe or a plumbing mishap, you likely are well-aware of the stains on carpet, the warped floors, and the stench, but one thing you might be neglecting is the mold growing in hidden corners of your home. Large amounts of standing water both before and after evaporating will help give mold the moisture needed to thrive. Some mold smells awful, some mold is mild, but they’re all NOT fun to deal with in your home.

When it comes to mold, time is of the essence. Our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will be at your house in a matter of hours and will assess the damage and predict where mold is likely to grow, and nip it in the bud before it becomes a big problem.

Remember--an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and it’s much better for you to keep mold from growing after a water leak than to get rid of it after it’s already taken purchase in the corners of your basement.

Regardless of how far along your mold is, however, remember that SERVPRO of North Rowan will be there to help you clean up your home and make it safe, comfortable, and “Like it never even happened.”

How to Save Money after Home Damage thru Restoration

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

Hands holding money Mmmmm... Money. Let's work together to make sure you can hold onto more of that when all is said and done!

If your home is damaged by water, fire, or a storm, the first thing you’re likely worried about is whether or not you can fix the damage, and the second thought is likely related to price. How much will it cost to repair, clean, and restore your home?

The good news is that restoration is much cheaper than replacing your property, and SERVPRO specialises in restoring your furniture, flooring, roofs, and ceilings to save you money in the long run. We will save replacement as the last option, opting to use our IICRC training to restore your home faster, safer, and cheaper than replacing everything.

So if you’re in a bind, give us a call at (704) 925-1019 and we will be there in a matter of hours to get your property as close to preloss conditions as possible.

Time is Money, Folks!

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

A Sign saying "Time is Precious" Truer words have never been spoken. Let's take advantage of the time we have here, eh?

If you own a business, you know that downtime is not conducive to entrepreneurial success. Time is Money, and if your business isn’t open, your bank account is going to suffer! That’s why SERVPRO is ready 24/7 to help you cleanup any water, fire, storm, or other types of damage whenever disaster strikes.

So the next time you find yourself in a bind and need some damage cleanup and restoration, give SERVPRO of North Rowan a call at (704) 925-1019 and we will be there in a matter of hours, ready to help your business get back to as close to 100% as possible so you can get back to doing what you love--running your business!

Remember, when disaster strikes, get in touch and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO Process for Damage Restoration

10/8/2021 (Permalink)

A checklist of things to do today #1: Call SERVPRO #2: Breathe a sigh of relief #3: Call your wife

Life has its ups and downs, and occasionally you get a couple of unfortunate events in a row. What happens after you find out your home has fire, water, or storm damage and you call SERVPRO of North Rowan at (704) 925-1019?

First, we give you a reply call within an hour to get all the details.

Next, within four hours, a SERVPRO Franchise Professional will arrive on-site to start mitigation services.

Then, within eight hours of our on-site arrival, a verbal briefing of the scope of the issue will be delivered to you.

Finally, when the job is done, we try to get you back into your home ASAP, with your property as close to preloss conditions as possible.

When all is said and done, hopefully, we’ve made your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Polar Vortex Bringing Above Average Temperatures to Rockwell?

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Rowan County.

Strong March Polar Vortex?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) describes polar vortexes as a low-pressure area, a wide expanse of swirling cold air, that is parked in polar regions. During the winter, the polar vortex at the North Pole expands, sending cold air southward. According to the NOAA, there will be a strong polar vortex this March that will bring higher than average temperatures to North Carolina and most of the United States.

March is one of the wettest months in North Carolina, bringing an average of 4.1 inches of rain each year. SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Rockwell, and we offer 24-hour emergency service because we know that every minute counts when dealing with storm damage, and fast response and mitigation often minimizes the extent and cost of the repair.

Disaster Recovery Teams

When major storms and disasters hit, we can access a network of over 1700 franchises nationwide to respond to catastrophic storms and events. Recent mobilizations of the Catastrophic Storm Response Teams include:

  • 2017 California wildfires
  • 2017 Hurricane Irma
  • 2017 Hurricane Harvey
  • 2016 Hurricane Matthew
  • 2015 Carolina floods
  • 2014 Polar Vortex
  • 2012 Sandy
  • 2010 Nashville floods
  • 2008 Ike
  • 2007 Chicago floods
  • 2007 Ohio floods
  • 2007 California wildfires
  • 2005 Katrina/Wilma/Rita

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Salisbury. Call us today at 704-925-1019. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Safety in Salisbury?

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

We mitigate fire damage 24-hours a day in Rowan County.

Situational Awareness in Salisbury

While attending a company picnic at a large park, I heard a faraway “sparking sound,” and now and then would get a whiff of something burning. I followed my ears and nose and discovered a transformer on a large utility pole was throwing sparks and burning leaves on a tree next to the transformer. I called the fire department and the power company and made a report. Evidently, some new transformers were faulty and had to be replaced. Who knows how many fires could have broken out if the damaged transformers were not replaced?  

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has been helping Salisbury residents mitigate fire damage for years. In many cases, situational awareness and quick action can save lives and prevent fire damage. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association to help you stay safe during an emergency in a public building:

  • React immediately. If an alarm sounds, you see smoke or fire, or some other unusual disturbance, immediately exit the building in an orderly fashion.
  • Get out, stay out! Once you have escaped, stay out. Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. Let trained firefighters conduct rescue operations.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury, has a team of highly trained fire restoration technicians ready to assist you 24-hours a day in Salisbury. Call us today at 704-925-1019. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Roof Leak in Woodleaf?

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

We respond to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Rowan County.

Roof Maintenance Tips for Woodleaf Residents

Rain and severe weather can cause damage to roofs, and according to a study done by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IIBHS), roof leaks were the most frequent source of water damage in the report. The study also mentions that roof leaks were even more prevalent in regions where freezing weather, hail, and severe wind were present.

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury responds to water damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Woodleaf and other parts of Rowan County, and we know that fast mitigation of water damage saves our customers money as the longer water damage is allowed to go untreated, the higher the cost of the repair. Here are some roof maintenance tips from the IIBHS:

  • Have a professional roof inspection annually.
  • Request a detailed inspection report that includes the condition of the flashing, roof covering, parapets, and drainage system.
  • Replace any cracked or missing shingles and shingles with missing granules.
  • Check and replace any damaged flashing around chimneys and vents.
  • In areas prone to wind and hail, consider an impact-resistant roof covering that has passed the FM 4473 or UL 2218 standard.

Call Us Today!

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury, has a team of highly trained restoration technicians ready to assist you day and night in Woodleaf. Call us today at 704-925-1019. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Marble Floor Restoration in Mill Bridge?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

We provide a full range of services to keep your floors looking their best in Rowan County.

Floored by Your Marble Floors?

Did you know that the marble quarry that furnished the marble for Michelangelo’s David and Pietà is still in business? The Carrara Quarry in Tuscany is still in operation and still sells marble blocks to customers around the world. Marble is a popular flooring choice and needs special care to keep it looking its best.

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury have the specialized training to properly clean and maintain your marble floors, and we offer these warnings from the M S International’s website  of things NOT to do when cleaning marble floors:

DON’T Do This to Marble Floors

  • Use vinegar, lemon juice, or other cleaners containing acids or harsh chemicals
  • Use commercially available bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners, or tub & tile cleaners on marble surfaces.
  • Mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas
  • Never mix chemicals together unless directions specifically instruct you to do so
  • Use metal or plastic vacuum cleaner attachments and be mindful of the wheels on the vacuum. If they are worn or rough, they may damage the surface.

Call Us!

At SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury, our restoration technicians are ready to help you with all your floor cleaning and restoration needs in Mill Bridge. Call us today at 704-925-1019. 

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.

Crime Scene Cleanup in East Spencer?

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

We offer the Spencer business community a full range of specialty cleaning services.

Crime Scene Disaster in East Spencer

I never thought much about crime scenes unless they were part of a movie or television show I was watching. Then my vacation rental unit was burglarized, and the Town of Spencer Police Department was called in to investigate the crime. After the investigation team completed processing the crime scene and the detectives left, I was left with a vacation unit that had crime scene residue on most of the surfaces, and I would not be able to rent the unit again until it was thoroughly cleaned and sanitized.

SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury has been serving the Spencer business community for years and has extensive experience cleaning crime and accident scenes and removing crime scene residue. They sent out a team with specialized training and protective equipment, and they safely cleaned the unit and made it rentable again.

Crime Scene and Trauma Cleaning Services

  • Fingerprint powder and evidence-gathering chemicals
  • Tear gas and pepper spray residues
  • Fire extinguisher residue
  • Blood, bodily fluids, and tissue remnants

Call Us Today!

When your home or commercial business becomes the scene of a crime or accident, SERVPRO® of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Here to Help. ® We have a team of highly trained trauma and crime scene restoration technicians on-call 24 hours a day to assist you. Call us today at 704-925-1019. We’ll restore your crime scene damage in East Spencer, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of North Rowan County/Salisbury is Independently Owned and Operated.