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ERP, Emergency Ready Profile

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now! 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready profile is a start up approach that provides critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO'S Emergency Ready Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. 

As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in ppace.

Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

Call SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties today and have us set up an ERP for you commercial property today!

910-326-1344

Large Water Damage in Jacksonville NC

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

A water damage that affects one or two rooms is bad enough but usually the occupants can continue to live in the structure during the drying and repair processes.  When the whole building is affected, plans have to be made to relocate the residents then move all the furniture and contents to a place where it can be dried, cleaned and stored.  SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties was contacted by a couple in Jacksonville NC when they got back in town after a long trip and discovered their home was flooded.  A water line in the ceiling of the second floor bathroom had failed and the water had probably been running for at least a week.  SERVPRO began by blocking furniture and moving contents out of harms way while we extracted the standing water.  After consulting with the homeowners as to what essential items they would need in the interim, we inventoried and packed up their belongings and brought them back to our warehouse and cleaning facility.  The couple was able to secure a hotel room nearby.  A restoration dry cleaner was brought in to take care of clothing, drapes and linens with priority service given to the clothing.  Now that we knew that the immediate needs of our customer where being taken care of, SERVPRO was able to begin the demolition and drying process.  It took three months to get all the repairs completed and move the furniture and family back in...which by all accounts was very fast considering the extent of the damage.  Water damage jobs vary greatly in severity and expense but just know that SERVPRO will make it, "Like it never even happened."

Fire Prevention Week

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Prevention Week 2019 is dated for October 6-12. This years campaign slogan is "Not all heroes wear capes" which falls in line with SERVPROs "Hero ready" standards. What defines hero? A hero can be many different things to many different people. A hero can be a courageous and selfless person who comes to your rescue when a fire destroys your home, or it can be the men and woman in green who come to your rescue when your house gets flooded or when another disaster strikes. Not all heroes wear capes so make sure to have a plan and place to go whenever a disaster strikes. Be sure to call SERVPRO, we will make sure to make it Like it never even happen happened."

Duct/HVAC cleaning

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Are you seeing dust right after a full house deep cleaning? DO you see or feel dust in the air? Are you or your family dealing with severe allergy flare ups? if so it may be time for a duct/HVAC cleaning. Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business. SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. We offer duct cleaning services to residential and commercial properties. Another good time to do a duct cleaning would be right after construction in your home or office building, all the dust and construction debris can get sucked into the ventilation system and cause your HVAC system to have problems in the future. 

Who is SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties?

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties has served the local area for going on 13 years now. SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties will help you prepare for emergencies. If you have a home or building emergency call us 24/7/365. We will respond promptly and help you recover. We support the communities we work in and we support our First Responders. Please call us for all your restoration needs.


Don't Sweat the Storm

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties, we are always "Ready for whatever happens" and we want to help you be ready too! You can't predict what Mother Nature will throw your way, but you can take certain steps to prepare for the unexpected.  Most of us who have lived in this area know our disaster checklist and we make sure to have our flashlights, batteries, water and gas on hand. But what about your business? Have you ever thought about preparing your business for the unknown? If you haven’t, SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties is here to help. We offer a free, Emergency Ready Profile to help our commercial clients have a plan in place to deal with fire or water damage. With this amazing service you have everything you need at your fingertips in our Emergency Ready App, available on all iOS and Android systems. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with one of our sales team, call 910-326-1344.

Conditions In Carteret County Might Be Right For Mold

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 910-326-1344

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Carteret & East Onslow Counties for mold remediation services.

We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Carteret or Onslow County basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 910-326-1344

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Hurricane Florence Aftermath

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Mold exterior wall Mold from Hurricane Florence

This Morehead City home had extensive mold damage due to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Our area had a lot homes and families thinking they did not have storm damage because it wasn't noticeable to the eye. Water can get behind studs and can get behind sheetrock that has wallpaper and you would never know until mold starts to grow on your walls and contents. Our skilled team of technicians were able to re mediate the mold in a timely manner. Since we are locally owned and operated, we were able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. Call SERVPRO if you see or suspect any signs of mold, we will make it "Like it never even happened."

Conditions In Carteret and East Onslow Counties Might Be Right For Mold

3/5/2019 (Permalink)

It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.   
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Carteret and East Onslow Counties to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 910-326-1344