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Thunderstorm Safety Tips

2/21/2019 (Permalink)

Severe thunderstorms can be dangerous and even life threatening. Being prepared beforehand can keep you safe and secure during a thunderstorm. Here are some safety tips that you can do before, during, and after the thunderstorm. 

Before: 

  • Keep an up to date medical kit within your home in an accessible area. 
  • Keep multiple flashlights with extra batteries, you don't know if you could lose power.
  • Be stocked up on extra food and water
  • If anyone in your family takes a special type of medicine, keep an extra stock with your medical kit. 
  • Check the weather forecast and be up to date on the storm around your area.

During:

  • Take shelter in a safe and sturdy area and stay inside.
  • Turn off your air conditioning and anything else that uses a large amount of power
  • If flash flooding occurs, get to the highest ground possible. 

After:

  • Check around your home to see if you have any damages to your structure or property.
  • Avoid any downed power lines.
  • Be neighborly! Check in on your neighbors, especially anyone who is elderly or requires special assistance. 
  • Continue to monitor the storm and watch its path.

Grease Fires and How To Prevent Them

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grease Fires and How To Prevent Them This kitchen suffered fire damage from a grease fire in the local Charlotte area.

Grease fires are one of the number one causes of home fires and home injuries. A grease fire can potentially cause you to lose your kitchen, our even your home if they are not dealt with properly. Here are proper ways to deal with a grease fire and ways you can prevent a grease fire. 

First off, how does a grease fire start? 

- A grease fire can occur when cooking oil becomes too hot and begins to ignite itself. Vegetable oils commonly have a smoking point of 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 

I've created a grease fire, what do I do? 

  1. DO NOT PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE. Some may think the number one way to put out a fire is with water. As that may be correct in some situations, within this situation it is not. The water instead will cause the burning oil to splash which will cause the fire to spread instantly. 
  2. Instead of using water, you want to starve the fire of oxygen so grab a metal lid or baking sheet and cover the fire. 
  3. Turn off the heat source
  4. If the fire itself is small ,you can pour baking soda or salt to put it out. If you don't have those, you can use a Class B dry chemical fire extinguisher to extinguish the fire. 

IF YOU CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE FIRE, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY AND CALL 911

How do I prevent a grease fire? 

  • If you are ever cooking, frying, boiling, or any type of cooking, it is best to stay in the kitchen at all times to keep an eye on everything
  • Keep anything flammable away from your stovetop
  • If you exceed recommended grease temperatures and notice it begin to smoke, turn off the burner and let it cool. 
  • Keep a lid near the pan you are cooking in 

Remember anytime you are cooking with heat, be smart and be prepared! 

Odor Problem? We know just what to do!

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Tired of your home spelling bad? Let the experts at SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County come out and inspect your home and offer an effective plan for removing that smell. Be it pet odor, barbeque odor, cigarette odor or mold, we use the IICRC industry standards to eliminate the smells. We are used time and time again by real estate professionals to remove cigarette smoke odors from a home before it is put up for sale. We also will thoroughly clean your carpets and ducts and vents if necessary. Call our office at (704)596-9700 to discover what we can do to help start your New Year off right. 

Ways to Prevent Kitchen Fires

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Ways to Prevent Kitchen Fires Kitchen Fire Spreading Quickly

House fires happen year around. Kitchen fires are number 1 on the list of leading causes of house fires. The kitchen is an area of the house that is used daily, but can be the most dangerous. There are a few safety tips SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County would like to share with you. Next time you are in the kitchen try to do the following:

1) Pull back your hair and roll up your shirt sleeves to keep them away from cooking services

2) Keep children and animals away from cooking surfaces.

3) Use kitchen time so you know when food is done.

4) Check and make sure the stove top and oven are completely off when exiting the kitchen.

5) Keep a lid close by when you are cooking to smother small fires.

6) Keep pot holders, towels, paper towels away from the stove top. 

7) When using cooking oil don't leave the kitchen and be very attentive. 

These are things we often forget about, but can cause a kitchen fire quickly.

When storms hit Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, or Huntersville SERVPRO of NCMC is ready!

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When storms hit Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, or Huntersville SERVPRO of NCMC is ready! Always Ready! Always On-Call! Always here for YOU!

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

SERVPRO prides itself in it's fast response times. 

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly with the right resources. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius or Davidson NC., we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 704-596-9700

Huntersville and Davidson County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Huntersville and Davidson County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Be Very Careful Around Mold. Without Proper Training You Can Spread Mold Throughout Your Home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  We deal with it on a daily basis. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 704-596-9700 and follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SERVPRONCMC/

Restoring Your Charlotte Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Charlotte Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Unique Challenges with Commercial Water Damage

Flooding and water damage events at Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius or Davidson commercial properties 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 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 Central Mecklenburg County

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County 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. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Cornelius Water Damage Experts

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cornelius Water Damage Experts Water Damage-Flooding

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 704-596-9700

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling stressed and concerned. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Charlotte, Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson 24 Hour Emergency Water Service

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 704-596-9700

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling stressed and concerned. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County

SERVPRO of North Central Mecklenburg County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

MOLD MOLD MOLD

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a fungi and it’s is everywhere in nature. There is mold in the outside air we breathe. The issue with mold indoors is the type of mold that has developed and its concentrations.  

When an environment contains the right amount of nutrients, moisture, and oxygen with ideal temperatures, mold growth can occur. Mold thrives between 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Mold enjoys the humidity of Charlotte.

Mold uses cellulose materials as nutrients for its growth. Some forms of cellulose materials that exist in an indoor environment include the following:

  • Drywall
  • Paint
  • Wallpaper
  • Wood Members
  • Insulation
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Carpet
  • Clothing
  • Food

Mold is typically fuzzy or wooly in texture with colors ranging from black, green and brown to yellow, gray, pink and white.

The type of mold that exists in an indoor environment cannot be determined by the naked eye.

An on-site inspection by a  professional will help develop a proper course of action. We proudly service the Charlotte area as well as the Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson areas. We listen to your concern's, be it young or old family members, pets, or other limiting factors. We are here to help at (704)-596-9700  

source:blackmoldresources.com