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Hire The Right Contractor

7/31/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Hire The Right Contractor Carpet cleaning by the lowest bidder.

If this is your idea of a carpet cleaning…you may want to keep our phone number close at hand.  Carpet cleaning is not expensive and should be done routinely but buyer beware…if you don’t hire the right company you can end up with too much water and chemicals left in your carpet which can lead to additional problems that you did not want.  Hire the right company and you won’t have a problem.  Hire this guy and you will have a bigger problem than stains on your carpet…you will have mold on your carpet! 

A Leaky Roof Can Lead to Trouble

7/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Leaky Roof Can Lead to Trouble If you see spots in the ceiling like this one it may be time to have your roof inspected for a potential leak.

If you discover that your roof is leaking it is extremely important to take prompt action to have it repaired.  Not doing so may put your entire home at risk.  If your roof is leaking, even if it only appears to be a minor leak, this could be an indicator of a much greater problem.  Even a small leak in your roof can cause a great deal of damage if it persists long enough, so make sure you do not let it continue once a leak is discovered.

Usually a roof leak will be noticed from inside of the home when water rings or ceiling stains form on the ceiling. A leak of any kind can create an environment that can lead to ceiling instability, water intrusion through cracks or electrical receptacles, deterioration of the structure and even mold growth.  Water Damage can really damage the structure of a home and the repairs can be costly.  Early detection and proactive maintenance can greatly reduce the damage and cost of these repairs.  It may be difficult to readily identify the source of the water intrusion, which is why water rings or leaks should never be ignored.  Roofs are one of the biggest protectors of our home and over time they can become damaged due to bad weather, harsh climates and poor maintenance.  The strength and longevity of a roof can also be compromised due to poor quality materials or improper installation so make sure you hire a professional company with experience who stands behind their work.

Once a roofing company is contacted, they should do whatever is necessary

initially to protect the inside of your home from more moisture. Usually, a roofing company will use tarps to protect the interior of your home from further damage until the roof is repaired or replaced.  Fortunately, a roof assessment can reveal if the damage occurred due to storm damage and sometimes insurance companies provide coverage for this scenario.  When it comes to protecting your home, investing in quality materials and workmanship is always worth the cost!

Summer Safety

6/16/2016 (Permalink)

General Summer Safety SERVPRO of High Point wishes you a safe and happy summer!

Summer is a time to enjoy the great outdoors, but it is important to also keep safety in mind.  Consider the following tips, provided by the National Fire Protection Association, to keep your family safe all summer long.

  • When using a charcoal grill, only use starter fluids designed for barbeque grills; DO NOT add fluid after the coals have been lit.

  • When using a gas grill, ensure the hose connection is tight and check the hoses for leaks.  Applying soapy water to the hoses will easily and safely reveal any leaks.

  • When camping, always use a flame retardant tent and set up camp far away from the camp fire.

  • Always build a campfire downwind from the tent area.  Clear vegetation and dig a pit before building your fire.  Extinguish the fire before going to sleep or leaving the campsite.

  • Store liquid fire starter (not gasoline) away from your tent and campfire.  Only use dry kindling to freshen a campfire.


It's The Water You Don't See

5/15/2016 (Permalink)

Even small water damages have the potential to cause serious structural and indoor air quality issues over time.  The key to avoid costly future restoration is to handle every water problem as a real threat to your property.  SERVPRO of High Point has the equipment, training and experience to find and dry the unseen water before secondary damages occur.  The proper equipment makes a measurable difference in reducing the damage expense during a fire or water loss.  When time matters technology and equipment must be counted on to perform.  We will answer your call with fast action and a full arsenal of drying equipment.

Here are just some of the tools we use:

  • Moisture Sensors which are used to detect moisture in carpets baseboards or walls.

  • Moisture Meters which are used to determine the actual moisture content of various materials.  This allows us to monitor the drying process with accuracy.

  • Thermohygrometers which are used to measure the temperature and relative humidity of a structure.  This allows us to create an environment most conducive for drying.

There are many other tools and equipment used to make sure we can discover the water you don’t see and make sure it does not become a problem for you in the future.  The bottom line is your SERVPRO professionals have the equipment, technology, training, and experience to help make your fire, water and mold problems “Like it never even happened.”

Spring Is Here…Are Your Ducts Clean?

4/18/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Is Here…Are Your Ducts Clean? If you have not cleaned your ducts in the last year they might look like this one.

When the words “Spring Cleaning” become a common conversation topic everyone begins to think of cleaning out closets, cleaning the floors, walls, ceilings, garage, attic, and even sprucing up the yard.  However, one topic that rarely comes up is cleaning out the HVAC ducts.  On average Americans spend 93 percent of their time indoors which can be problematic if your home or work has poor air quality due to ducts that have not been cleaned.  According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) indoor air pollution levels are often higher than outdoor levels. 

Dirty HVAC system ducts can circulate odors, mold spores, and dust particles throughout your home or office.  Keeping your duct work clean not only provides fresh clean air but can also extend the life of the equipment by allowing it to consistently operate at peak condition.  A certified professional can clean your ducts and provide you with a clean environment and a better performing HVAC system.  An inspection of your HVAC system can save you money, provide you peace of mind and prolong the life of your equipment.

So contact your franchise professional today and add Duct Cleaning to your “Spring Cleaning” routine.

Remember – Green Means Clean!

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

If it has been a while since you have completely cleaned your home, there may be some surprises awaiting you.  If you discover Mold please make sure you have it cleaned up by a professional company who specializes in Mold Remediation.  It’s not just your home…it’s also your health that can be at risk.  So call SERVPRO of High Point with the confidence that SERVPRO Green Means everything is Clean!

Hello World

3/30/2016 (Permalink)

This blog was created for the purpose of providing meaningful and accurate information on Commercial and Residential Cleanup & Restoration.  We hope to provide an educational (and sometimes fun) resource to inform you about important topics in the restoration industry. We also hope you find the information discussed within to be both beneficial and entertaining.  Please check back periodically for updates and let us know what you think…your opinion matters. You can also check-out our SERVPRO of High Point Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @SERVPROHP.