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Retail Cleaning and Restoration?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A woman holds a white sweater This gal isn't going to hike through six inches of floodwater to buy this sweater!

If you own a retail business, you know your financial stability hinges upon getting enough employees into your shop, and making enough sales. Having a flood or a fire will really throw a wrench into your business plan! Thankfully, SERVPRO of Greensboro North is IICRC-certified to handle your retail cleaning and restoration needs, whether it’s restoring and reconstructing after a fire or a storm, or something smaller, like mold remediation or air duct cleaning! We are replete with top-of-the-line Franchise Professionals who are trained and experienced with all types of cleaning and restoration jobs you might have for them to contend with.

If your retail business encounters some damage, you should call SERVPRO immediately at (336) 379-1772 and we can be on-site with our industrial equipment in less than four hours.

Fire Damage needs Swift Action. Fire Damage needs SERVPRO.

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Firemen put out a house fire SERVPRO will be there a few minutes after these brave boys go back to the station!

If your home or business experienced any fire damage during the Holiday Season, you need to act quickly to handle the cleanup, and the first step is finding a Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration Company, and that company is SERVPRO of Greensboro North! We specialise in finishing the entire job, from cleaning walls, ceilings, and floors, to deodorizing carpets and upholstery, to cleaning out air ducts, which can keep the smell of smoke alive in your home for weeks if not taken care of. If you hire a cleanup and restoration company that only finishes half the job and moves along (almost certainly charging you the same price despite doing an inferior job!), your damage won’t actually be fully restored, and you’ll be back to where you started. So get someone who can do it right the first time and finish the job with excellence.

SERVPRO still has some of the Best Reviews in Town!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Five stars on a table They give you actual stars now.

According to the majority of shoppers reviewed by JD Power, reviews are one of the most important factors to choosing a business to patronise. Even in customers who have already been given a seal of approval from a trusted friend or family member, reviews can still sway the prospective purchaser’s decision.

That’s why we at SERVPRO pride ourselves on our ability to maintain high reviews despite working in such a contentious industry. (People don’t usually call us when they’re in a good mood!) Despite the perils of keeping a public review option for anyone to leave his or her feedback (whether actually a customer or not), our reviews are always greater than 4.5, so you can be confident that the overwhelming majority of our customers are extremely satisfied with our professionalism, perfectionism, and punctuality, which means you will be as well!

Greensboro Businesses Gotta Stick Together!

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Two teen girls sit on a curb, hugging and smiling Now, this is a friendship that will last a lifetime...or until they ship off to different high schools next year.

We’re all in this together, folks! Being a business owner in this world is tough, and local businesses have to have each others’ backs when things get rougher. That’s why SERVPRO of Greensboro North is here to help your business cleanup and restore whatever damage you might be dealing with. We’re quick on the scene (average time until arrival after a call is around three hours!), and we’re open 24/7, so no matter what type of business you’re running, we’ll be there to take care of the disaster. Fire, water, mold, and storms can all damage your precious company, and you need to have someone you can rely on to respond rapidly and professionally (guess who has forty thumbs and is IICRC-certified…Us!), and SERVPRO of Greensboro North is that establishment. So when disaster strikes, call SERVPRO at (336) 379-1772 and we’ll be there to have your back.

Fireworks on New Year’s Eve? Be Smart and Safe!

1/1/2022 (Permalink)

A Man watches fireworks holding a sparkler This fella is getting outclassed in the perennial "Bring your coolest firework" competition.

2021 AD is passing through our fingers by the day, and 2022 AD is rapidly approaching, and anyone expecting you to lay low on NYE and hold off on the fanfare doesn’t understand what this great country is all about. We all know you’re going to drive down to SC and get some real fireworks (or you already did during your last beach trip, and you’ve been saving your stash until now!), so you might as well be safe during the weekend festivities so you don’t end up like football star Jason Piere-Paul, or worse, accidentally burning some of your cool things you own.

The biggest rule is don’t hold fireworks in your hands. This shouldn’t even need to be said, but too many galaxy-brains on the internet have been running around, shooting each other with roman candles and bottle rockets. It’s not the 1980s anymore, folks! Those anarchic days of old are over, and you can’t behave like that in 2022.

Next, make sure you point your fireworks away from your house or the houses of others, as well as stacks of firewood. That’s just a recipe for disaster.

So have fun and stay safe, folks!

Snowmen, Snowangels, Snowstorms… We’re Snowverloaded!

1/1/2022 (Permalink)

A car is crushed by a tree This guy was "too busy" to take care of that tree near his car, so nature picked up the slack for him.

Winter is here, which means it’s getting chilly out there. When it gets chilly, water freezes. I’m not forging new ground here, but hang with me. This is gonna get useful!

Snowstorms and ice storms are an unusual mix of fun and danger. We’ve all made snowmen and snowangels outside after a good storm dumped some powder on us, but there are downsides too! Snow storms, and especially ice storms, can bring down trees near your house, destroying power lines, windows, roofs, (etc.)

It’d be prudent as the winter kicks up to be proactive and look around your property for any dead or dying trees or branches hanging out near your house or car or shed and trim those puppies up. It’ll take a few minutes of your time today in exchange for a huge headache later!

Three out of three property owners who trimmed the trees near their homes were grateful afterwards. (I only asked three people.) Now chop-chop!

What is Greensboro’s Risk for Wildfires?

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

A FEMA map of National Risk of Wildfire Damage The Gray means "No Data," which means it's either currently on fire, or never on fire. Are ya feelin lucky, punk?

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to watch the news on the television, you’ve likely seen frightening images of wildfires spreading across the West Coast, from LA all the way up to Washington. But we’re on the Eastern Seaboard over here at SERVPRO of Burlington NC, so what’s our risk for wildfire damage? Luckily, in the Piedmont Triad, we’re fairly safe from Wildfire Damage. FEMA classifies our risk as “Fairly Low.” (Seen here: Unless you’re living in the counties near the beach, especially the Southeastern Counties, you’re likely safe.

That being said, we’re not out of the woods yet! Actually, we are. We’re inside your home, where the true danger is! Most fire damage actually comes from inside the home. You can read some tips on how to avoid said damage here: Christmastime is the time for cheer, not Housefires!

You can follow the above link to see the full map of Wildfire Loss Risk, or you can peep the attached image.

One Weird Tip to Save your Life from a Fire! (It’s only $15!)

12/22/2021 (Permalink)

A Woman stands next to a wall beside a fire extinguisher I'm not so sure the Fire Department's latest cost-saving uniform is as protective as the original model...

You probably already know the answer to this question: What can save your life in a fire, costs as little as $15, and is easy to use for anyone in a pinch? A fire extinguisher!

Almost every house has a fire extinguisher in it, and if yours doesn’t, your first order of business should be purchasing one and putting in a convenient and memorable place, so when your piping-hot vat of grease you were deep-frying a pizza in starts flaming, you’ll know exactly where to go to grab what you need to put it out (do NOT use water on a grease fire), and even though you’ll make quite a mess, you’ll save your home and family from having a sad Christmas. 

If you’d like some tips on how to prevent the house fire to begin with, check out this article here: Chestnuts may be Roasting on an Open Fire, but your Home shouldn't be!

Your Business may be Booming, but are you Prepared for the Worst?

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

bird's-eye View of a busy coffee shop The stress you feel during rush hour is equal to the relief you feel when it all pays off!

Business can be a fickle beast. Your average entrepreneur/business owner can oscillate between manic highs and crushing lows, all within a week when he’s starting off, but luckily, with time, success and stability start to arise from all his hard work. But all that hard-earned payoff can come to a screeching halt if your business falls victim to a disaster or catastrophe. Anything from a flood to a fire to a natural disaster can hinder your company’s ability to operate properly, and it will continue to harm your productivity, safety, and security until the situation is rectified.

Things might seem hopeless for you when you find yourself in a conundrum like this, but you’re in luck: SERVPRO of Greensboro North is one of the best cleanup and restoration companies in the Triad! Give us a call if disaster strikes, and we can be there in a matter of hours to help get your business back to as close to preloss conditions as possible!

What to do after a House Fire?

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

A burned building with tarps on it Yeah, we can handle this. It's not too much damage. It might not even be damaged enough!

House Fires can be a very traumatic experience, as well as financially painful, but if you make wise choices immediately afterwards, you can salvage much of the damage. You must act quickly, however!

We are assuming the fire is currently out. If not, take care of that, and then come back.

Now, the first thing you must do is call SERVPRO of Greensboro North at (336) 379-1772. Then, you will talk to a franchise professional about your fire damage, and we can give you a timeline for an estimate and be able to get to work deodorizing, cleaning walls, floors, and ceilings of smoke damage, and restoring your fabrics and fragile items exposed to fire. We are IICRC-certified to handle fire damage cleanup and restoration and will get your home back to as close to preloss conditions as possible and make it “Like it never even happened.”