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Craw space helpful tips

7/1/2022 (Permalink)

Picture of floor that is warped due to water in craw space. Water in crawl space can lead to warped sub floors.

Standing water in crawlspace could mean you have a leak in a pipe or a drain. It may lead to structure damage or mold.

What to check in crawlspace

  • Crawlspace door- Loose-fitting or opened
  • Vapor barrier- repair or replace if needed.
  • Properly installed insulation.
  • Moisture- Condensation on vapor barrier and HVAC equipment.
  • Mold- Extreme moisture can also lead to mold.
  • Musty odor
  • Standing water- To help this issue, install sump pump.
  • Standing sewage
  • Warped floors
  • Uninvited pest (mice, insects, and termites)

Our skilled technicians are experienced in navigating through crawlspaces  to perform a variety of different services. Water and fire mitigation/repairs, mold remediation, sewage back-up, and biohazard clean-ups are the most common services. Call SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville water damage restoration. (252)291-4492

Grill safety.

6/14/2022 (Permalink)

Nothing better than hot dogs and hamburgers cooked on the grill. This summer stay safe when celebrating or getting together with family or friends. Always, keep yourself and your home safe this year by keeping these tips in mind when cooking on the grill:

  • Never allow young children and pets to close to the grill.
  • When setting up a grill make sure you have a surface that is level.
  • While cooking on the grill keep a safe distance from, houses, trees, and flammable materials.
  • When handling food on the grill use cooking utensils with long handles.
  • Keep control of the fire while cooking on the grill.
  • Never use a grill indoors.
  • Properly dispose of coals- Allow coals to cool completely or then dispose in metal container away from the house.

We are hiring

6/5/2022 (Permalink)

Do you love helping people through difficult situations?

Our Franchise is seeking someone who is comfortable working hard in challenging situations. We work with an array of emergency situations, therefore you must have or be willing to develop new skill sets. Our idea of the ultimate candidate is one who has excellent problem solving skills, communicates efficiently, and is a person who multitasks. Don’t miss your chance to join SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville as a new Carpenter Technician and Cleaning Technician .

Requirements

  • Professional appearance.
  • Valid driver license with a reasonable driving record.
  • Ability to successfully complete a back ground check subject to applicable

Carpenter Technician

  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Experience in restoration  and or construction preferred
  • Knowledge and skills to perform constructions services as needed.

Cleaning Technician

  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Basic Math Skills
  • Experience in cleaning/restoration preferred

This is a full-time position,  working  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday -Friday, 40 hours per week. This position occasionally  requires long hours (beyond 8 hours a day), working on-call, and weekend work in support of emergency services.

Levels of Fire Damage

5/18/2022 (Permalink)

Fire damage is a  multi-step process that minimizes the extent of a fire loss and ultimately saves the Homeowner money through restoration vs. replacement. 

Three Levels of Damage:

  • Minor - Smoke residues affect only certain rooms or areas. The amount of smoke residues is light to moderate.  Restoration may involve dry cleaning and/or wet cleaning of ceilings, walls, floors and contents.  Few areas need to be repainted and only minor items require replacement.
  • Medium - Smoke residue is moderate, and more materials require wet cleaning to remove residues. The number of areas requiring repainting and items requiring replacement increase.  Floors may need to be refinished.  Heat damage to drywall, cabinets, and contents requires more materials to be replaced.  Contents might be cleaned at the jobsite.  Smoke odors are noticeable, possibly requiring additional deodorization procedures after cleaning.
  • Major - Structural framing and finishes may be charred, requiring structural repairs. Smoke residues are distributed through a large portion of the building, and strong smoke odors.  Emergency services are needed, such as Board-up, establishing a source of electricity, winterizing the building in cold weather and removing smoke-filled and charred debris.  Restoration will involve extensive cleaning of the structure and probably require restorers to pack and move out all salvageable contents for off-site cleaning.  Multiple methods of deodorization are needed to remove smoke odors.

Hurricane Preparedness Week

5/4/2022 (Permalink)

Being prepared is one of the best things you can do for your family. 

  • Determine your risk- Get familiar with your area by determining the risk or treat from a hurricane. Winds, storm surges, and tornadoes.
  • Develop an evacuation plan-Get familiar with your evacuation zones and alternate routes in case flooded areas and falling trees obstruct the road.
  • Make an emergency disaster kit-Be prepared with a kit that has flashlight and batteries, radio, and enough non-perishable food and water to last a couple of days for each person. 
  • Strengthen your home- Cover windows, trim trees, secure loose outdoor items, secure all doors, and move your car to a safe location 
  • Check on neighbor-Offering a helping hand with one or more of the above and also checking on them after the storm.

Lessen the damage by checking after a hailstorm

4/27/2022 (Permalink)

Depending on the size of the hail in a hailstorm makes all the difference in the size of the damage.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. When storms hit the Wilson or Nashville N.C. area, we can scale our resources to handle a hailstorm. When checking for damage be careful, safety always comes first.

After hailstorm hits check your home for the following:

Window -Dented frames, broken or shattered glass, damaged screens.

Roofs- may not notice damage from hail at first, but after a hailstorm you may have leaks from your damage. Hail dents, crack in shingles

Gutters- May eventually cause damage to the foundation to your home. Hail can dent, screens or downspouts. Also, hailstorm can cause debris to clog the gutters.

Difference between Tornado Warning and watch:

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

Tornado Warning

A warning is issued when a tornado is occurring, imminent or likely. A tornado warning means weather conditions pose a threat to life or property. People in the path of the tornado need to take protective action.

Tornado Watch

 A watch is used when the risk of a tornado has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. A watch means that a tornado is possible. People should have a plan of action in case a storm threatens and they should listen for later information and possible warnings especially when planning travel or outdoor activities.

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville is locally owned and operated, we are 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.

Simple housekeeping tips can help improve air quality of your home.

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

Let air in - open windows

  • Circulates air
  • Helps getting rid of air pollution
  • Less allergens in home

 Maintain window screens

  • Improves air quality.
  • Improves air-flow
  • Helps keep out unwanted pest.
  • Prevents water pooling on windowsill, which will help with mold and may prevent water from getting into your home.

Dusting

  • Removes allergens
  • Protects HVAC
  • Improves air quality

Change your filter to HVAC

  • Improve the life span of your HVAC system
  • Improves air quality- dirt and dust, pollen, and pet fur
  • Helps system not work as hard which in return will save you money.

Check exhaust fans make sure they are working properly.

  • Improve air quality
  • Helps reduce moisture

Clean your dryer vent

  • Improves air quality -keeps dirt and lint from re-entering
  • Prevents fires
  • Improves dryer efficiency

Storm tips

3/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville is locally owned and operated, we are 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.

Without warning, a storm can damage you home. High wind event can damage your home, windows, roof with shingles, siding.

 High winds can also, blow debris at windows causing them to break, or to crack. Install storm shutter as a preventative measure.

Tie down loose objects like grills, dog houses, and chairs.

Keeping trees trimmed, may help prevent a tree limb falling and damaging your home.

SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville specializes in storm damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Have Storm Damage? Call Us Today (252)-291-4492

Spring cleaning, it's that time of year.

3/26/2022 (Permalink)


Spring cleaning tips and the benefits:


• Change the air filter to you HVAC system, extends HVAC life, Energy Efficient, and improve home air quality.
• Duct cleaning - Energy Efficient, and improve home air quality. It helps get rid of blockages, will help HVAC system not have to work as hard. Suggested duct cleaning should be done every 3-5 years.
• Dryer - Remove and clean the dryer lint filter every time you dry a load of clothes. It's also important to clean duct for dryer vent hose transition, regularly to prevent dryer fires and to allow the dryer to work proficiently.
• Smoke detector - Proper maintaining a smoke detector check and clean every month, and change batteries once a year.
• Switch your fans to counterclockwise to direct the cool air down.

For more information on Duct Cleaning contact SERVPRO of Wilson/Nashville today.
(252)- 291-4492