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Apartment units caught on fire from unsupervised candle

10/1/2022 (Permalink)

apartment unit damaged from fire Apartment unit damaged from fire due to a candle being left unattended while lit.

Our team has been working on this apartment complex that was damaged by a fire due to a candle being left unattended in the bedroom. We have cleaned up, tore it down to the studs, removed all the damaged supports and frames and replaced them to make the building safe again. Four units were damaged due to one candle. NEVER leave candles alone when in use and call SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville for fire damage, including smoke and soot. We will make it "like it never even happened".

Pay attention to your pipes behind your toilets.

9/24/2022 (Permalink)

pipes behind toilet froze and burst causing water loss pipes behind toilet froze and burst causing water loss

Although all pipes are at-risk in extreme temperatures, some pipes are more prone to freezing because of their location in the home. Pipes most at risk for freezing include exposed pipes in unheated areas of the home, pipes located in exterior walls, and any plumbing that’s located outside the home. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces, and outside walls are especially vulnerable to freezing, particularly if there are cracks or openings that allow the cold air from the outside to come in contact with the pipes. If you incorporate the following tasks into your regular seasonal maintenance, you can prevent frozen garden hoses, costly pool repairs, and post-winter faucet replacements: 

Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines; Remove, drain, and store any hoses used outdoors; Check around the home for areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas; Wrap insulation around any exposed pipes; and turn off the water supply to exterior faucets and drain them.

and when all else fails, Call SERVPRO.

Fire damage due to electrical issues

9/17/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage on the wall and ceiling due to electrical problems Electrical issues causing fire that damaged home

Restoring your home or business after fire damage to its pre-fire condition is our main goal. As a leading fire damage restoration company, we specialize in fire damage cleanup and fire restoration, smoke damage cleanup, and removal of smoke odors. Even if a fire is contained in one area, smoke and soot can travel throughout a structure which can actually be hazardous to your health. Our professionals are highly-trained, with the experience, tools, and knowledge to clean up and remove the smell of smoke. In keeping with our goal to restore your home and cherished possessions to their pre-fire condition, we use appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to safely clean, deodorize and restore your property.

 

Home crawl space with standing water due to damaged equipment

9/13/2022 (Permalink)

Crawlspace with standing water due to damage and broken equipment under the home Crawlspace with damaged equipment and standing water

Once our techs arrive at your home, they will take a look at the water damage and help you understand what is going to happen next. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. All of this is a crucial step to creating an effective plan that will result in the restoration of your home. Work normally begins with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water and reduces drying time. Hundreds and sometimes thousands of gallons of water are removed using powerful pumps and extraction units during the water removal process.

Why call SERVPRO for water damage?!

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

Damaged floors from water Damaged floors from water

Alot of things can leave your home with extensive water damage. Immediate action is necessary to mitigate the damage. SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following residential water damage. Our techs will assess the water damage to your property. Then help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions. We use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water. With our years of experience in repair and restoration, you can trust us to help you develop a plan to help ensure your home is clean, dry, and restored to its pre-damaged condition.

Water damage in a bathroom and how its repaired

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

water damage in a bathroom, repairing floors and wallsairing fki Water damage in a bathroom. Bathroom gutted and being repaired.

After our professionals arrive at your home, they will thoroughly assess the water damage and help you understand its severity, hazards that may be present, and determine what can be restored. If necessary, we will also assist with stopping the source of the water damage. All of this is a crucial step to creating an effective plan of action that will result in the successful restoration of your property. Service work normally begins with a thorough extraction of water. This helps prevent the spread of water in the structure and reduces drying time. Typically, hundreds or thousands of gallons of water are removed using powerful pumps and extraction units during the water removal process. If any materials cannot be successfully restored, this will be communicated to you. These materials are typically removed as soon as possible to expedite the drying of all restorable materials.

Water damage restoration in an upstairs bedroom

8/30/2022 (Permalink)

damaged ceiling due to water in an upstairs guest bedroom Guest bedroom with damage to ceiling due to water, in the process of restoration

SERVPRO of Lexington / Thomasville can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial water damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected area. We begin with a detailed inspection of your home, including a damage assessment. At this stage, our professionals are trying to determine the scope of the damage so that we can develop an appropriate plan of action. Restoration, the final step, is the process of restoring your home or business to its pre-water damage condition. Water damage restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall and installing new carpet, or may entail major repairs, such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Office cleaning

8/28/2022 (Permalink)

Cleaning an office with a desk and shelves Cleaning in our PPE

SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville offers office cleaning plus disinfecting services that go beyond our regular scope of janitorial cleaning. We target the grime, odor and moisture that makes its way into every building. It is important during this time that your janitorial company has the ability to disinfect the high-touch surfaces in your building. SERVPRO uses the CDC recommended hospital-grade cleaners, targeting harmful pathogens and bacteria.

Not only do we offer the daily office cleaning, but we clean key areas in your building to remove foul odors, build up of grime and even removing biohazard contaminants. We have the specialized training and equipment to keep your business in its best shape.

Keeping your basement from flooding and knowing what to do if it does

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Basement with water damage and standing water. Flooded basement with standing water and water damage.

Your basement is a vital part of your home. Whether you use it as a living area or for storage, you need to make sure it remains free of flood waters to protect your belongings and your family. Because basements are below ground level, it’s possible for them to flood. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent flooding in your basement.

You’ll want to install a sump pump in your basement to remove water that could possibly get into your basement. This is typically installed in the floor in the lowest spot of your basement and is usually operated though electricity so it will automatically turn on when needed.

There is the possibility of your sump pump failing, so it’s recommended you have at least two. If one does fail, the backup sump pump can turn on and take over. Some people will purchase a generator to run the sump pumps in case the electricity is out. Others may want to purchase a battery-operated sump pump as the backup one in case the electricity goes out. 

In the event your basement does flood like the one in this photo, SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following water damage. Our customer-focused professionals will assess the water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for your home. Our top-notch techs use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water.

A company with water damage and standing water in a hallway

8/22/2022 (Permalink)

An office building with standing water in the hallway. Standing water in the hallway of an office building.

For every hour your business is closed that is money that you’re not making.  Getting your doors back open quickly is very important. That’s why you choose a company you can trust to take care of your business. SERVPRO has over 50 years of experience in water restoration and mitigation.  We not only restore your business quickly and effectively but we help you get your doors back open faster which saves time and money.

 When disaster strikes our highly trained professionals will arrive and assess your damage.  From a broken pipe to flood damage, our team will scope the loss and come up with a plan of action. Once the loss happens water will begin seeping into your floors, walls and ceilings.  Drying your property quickly will prevent secondary damage. SERVPRO uses state of the art equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, portable and truck mounted water extractors, vacuums, and more. The quicker the water is extracted the less likely microbial growths can begin to grow.

While the structure is drying SERVPRO will begin the contents restoration process and other services  such as:

  • document drying
    • mold remediation
    • deodorization
    • sanitation
    • odor removal
    • smoke removal
    • vent cleaning
    • air duct cleaning

If you experience commercial water damage in your Davidson County Business; Call us at SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville. We are an IICRC-certified restoration firm and can handle any size loss.  We can get your business doors back open and make it “Like it never even happened.”