Recent Storm Damage Posts

Why Should I Hire a Restoration Company for Water Damages Caused by Flooding?

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

Shows flooding in a basement This flooded basement in Charlotte, NC was caused by a recent storm.

Invading water is a destructive force for a structure, especially when the moisture contains contamination such as waste or chemicals.  Water from sewer lines and rivers contain contaminants that can cause disease, sometimes even life-threatening. Contaminants from floods may include waste from animals, fuel, fertilizers – just to name a few. Floodwater can create an ideal environment for fungi, viruses, bacteria and parasites.  Injuries or even fatalities can occur due to causes such as structural problems and wet electrical wiring in a flooded building.  The technicians at SERVPRO of South Charlotte the threats present in a flooded building and have the equipment and training to negotiate or eliminate them.

We follow a standard remediation process that includes removing large items from a building to assess the damage. Standing water is extracted.  Items such as insulation, baseboard, carpeting, drywall and paneling are typically beyond repair and are removed for disposal.  Our technicians can install air movers and dehumidifiers to dry materials and reduce humidity.  We will monitor moisture and humidity levels with meters to ensure items dry quickly to help avoid mold growth.  The drying process requires several days to complete.  After a building is dried, it is possible to rebuild interior structures with new drywall, insulation and baseboards. 

SERVPRO of South Charlotte provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

Call us today at 704-333-7737

Restoring Your New Hardwood Floors After Flood Damages Your Cotswold Remodel

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

Now that flooding from a burst cold water pipe has saturated the newly laid flooring, depend upon the expertise of SERVPRO to dry out the hardwood.

Restoring New Hardwood Floors After A Flood

You spent many hours deciding upon just the perfect hardwood and spent a pretty penny on its purchase and installation when remodeling your home. Now that flooding from a burst cold water pipe has saturated the newly laid flooring, depend upon the expertise of SERVPRO to dry out the hardwood with minimal warping or buckling. Once the floor and its support are dried properly, under the watchful eyes of our highly qualified technicians we will assess any damage to the integrity of the wood and take steps to restore it to its pre-loss condition, including refinishing if necessary.

The hardwood you picked for your house was a great addition, even after the flood damage when a pipe burst during freezing temperatures in Cotswold. Hardwood survives a bit of moisture well as long as standing water is removed quickly. We pride ourselves on a fast reply time and quickly assess the extent of the damage to your new flooring once on site. Industrial strength water extractors will make quick work of removing the obvious moisture. Then our technicians will set up a proper balance of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the wood, based upon training received upon employment and renewed at regular intervals.

Careful attention must be paid to any vapor barriers, including those on subfloors and the actual finish of the hardwood. SERVPRO technicians are trained to identify these as barriers to proper drying. Air movers may be placed so that the flow is at least partially under the planks to effect drying. In some cases, we may strategically pierce the finish to dry from the top. Only after the moisture content of the hardwood, properly measured by our staff, is down to 12 percent and the subflooring is 10 percent it is safe to assume the floor is dry enough to refinish. This can take weeks or months to achieve, so the restoration of a hardwood floor is a lengthy process. As the wood continues to dry, we will look for cupping, a result of too much water on the top, or crowning, a more serious problem when the subflooring was too wet for too long. Cupping can be sanded out in many cases, but crowning may require the replacement of affected pieces of wood. Once repairs are completed, we will refinish the wood to match surrounding areas.

Do not despair if a plumbing breach appears to ruin your new hardwood floors. Contact SERVPRO of South Charlotte at (704) 333-7737 to arrange for a flooring water damage specialist to visit and design an effective restoration plan.

Flood Damage Cleanup and Restoration in South Charlotte

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding can be devastating. Call SERVPRO to help!

Quick Response Can Save Your Property From Secondary Damage

Coming downstairs in the morning after a massive storm can present you with unique circumstances that you have to deal with immediately. Stepping into a foot and a half of water at the bottom of your stairs will prove to open your eyes up a little bit. The faster you make the call to begin water removal the better chances you will have of returning things to normal quickly.
Our professionally trained flood damage technicians in South Charlotte can assist you with recovering from the damages and safety issues caused by this sort of event. We have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right for you the first time; while limiting the interruptions to your daily routine as much as possible.
Begin the process at SERVPRO by calling our 24/7 emergency helpline. We will respond to your request quickly and give you the support that you need to overcome the situation you are facing. Our office staff works with you and your insurance company to ensure proper handling of your claim and the paperwork that is required to submit to expedite the procedure.
SERVPRO technicians have access to premium equipment that is used to extract any excess water within minutes and begin proper drying procedures that will prevent additional damages to your property and belongings. We work fast and efficiently provide you with a detailed action list. Offering only the services that are required to complete the job in a proficient manner.
The onsite crews from SERVPRO will handle your belongings with respect and save as many of your valuables as possible using professional techniques to clean and restore everything to a quality pre-damage condition that you will enjoy. Make the most of our services and take a minute to explain to our site manager the value of specific items that you would like saved. It will help us prioritize our efforts and produce the highest quality results for you.
Remember that staying safe and keeping yourself out of harm's way is important. There is absolutely no reason for you to attempt to perform any of these repairs yourself. We can handle everything for you and are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that you are satisfied with our services.
Our offices at SERVPRO of South Charlotte are waiting for your call. Don't hesitate to contact us today. (704) 333-7737

Served By Flood Damage Professionals

8/21/2016 (Permalink)

Flooding after a storm can be a federal disaster. Call SERVPRO quickly to minimize secondary damages!

SERVPRO Technicians Handle the Entire Remediation Process

North Carolina's federal and state weather agencies report that floods and hurricanes are becoming more intense. Flooding is the state's second most common natural hazard. The physical and economic damages to communities are also increasing. Between years 2000 and 2015, 17 federal disasters were declared for floods and severe storms which exceeded $456.3 million in total state assistance.

If you experience any flood damage in Charlotte, you need experts on hand who are experienced in getting you back to a pre-flood condition. SERVPRO can handle all types of water emergency events with advanced removal equipment and techniques. Whether your flooding is the result of a storm, sewage problems, HVAC failure, residential appliance problems, etc., we are available to help with removing excess water levels, flood clean up and damage restoration.
You don't have to worry about using several different contractors. We are your one-stop shop for all your water removal and drying-out restoration services. As your flood emergency specialists, we aim to promptly get your property dry and back to a healthy semblance. We begin with a detailed inspection of your property, including an expert assessment, so that an appropriate plan of action can begin.
Next, the extraction process starts. This involves removing most of the flood water with our powerful pumps and vacuum units. If you require additional restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO can conduct a move-out, roof tarp, temporary fencing, board-up or a temporary warehouse space to keep your belongings safe.
We then use specific equipment to determine the optimal number of air movers and industrial-grade dehumidifiers needed to thoroughly dry out your property. Professional cleaning, repairing, deodorizing and sanitation is required. We can expertly perform all of these projects before our final step which is restoration to get you back into your home and to get your business up and running again.
SERVPRO of South Charlotte can handle both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected area. We simplify the restoration process for the entire project which can save you time and keep costs low. Call us at (704) 333-7737 to introduce you to our wide range of emergency services which will bring your property back to full functionality.