Central North Carolina Tornado Damage and Restoration

We are central North Carolina’s wind damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring damaged homes. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

If you have wind damage to your home or business feel free to call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now.

What If A Tornado Hits My House in or near Cary, NC?

Hurricanes are terrible storms, but they have a silver lining: you hear about the days ahead of time. TV, radio, and newspapers all follow their paths closely.

You have to work hard to let a hurricane sneak up on you.

That’s not the case with nature’s most violent storm, tornadoes.

Winds can reach up to 300 mph and damage paths can be one mile wide and up to 50 miles long.

A tornado typically happens between 3 and 9 p.m. but can pop up anytime, even while you’re asleep, and when it does come, the path is unpredictable.

You can, however, be aware of the conditions that lead to tornadoes.

  • The sky will be very dark, perhaps even greenish.
  • You may see large hail.
  • You may see very low, extremely dark clouds. You might even see the embryonic cyclone as it bobs down from the cloud towards the ground.
  • And you may hear the legendary tornado roar which is often compared to a freight train.

Your first priority is safety. You should always have an emergency kit and a family communications plan.

If you believe a tornado is imminent, the lower you are the better. If you have a basement, go there. Don’t wait until the last minute either.

If you don’t have a basement, go to an interior part of your house – a bathroom or a hall. Stay away from windows. Bring mattresses for a bit of padding and protection.

A tornado can do immense damage to your house. It can rip the shingles off or take the entire roof off. It can drive objects through your exterior walls. It can break trees and throw them through your bedroom. The water can damage your sheetrock, cabinetry, and floors. Your windows can be blown out, the doors ripped off their hinges.

After the storm passes, it will be safe to go outside and you can begin to assess the damage. You’ll want to call your insurance company and then if you live in Cary or North Carolina’s Research Triangle, call Professional Restoration Services.

We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.

Emergency Call Process:

  1. The emergency call comes to our 24-hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
  1. The on-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
  1. Certified technician arrives and stabilizes the wind damage. This may or may not include stabilizing walls, tarping off missing patches of the roof, etc.
  1. A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
  1. Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
  1. Estimate is approved and restoration begins

We are Cary North Carolina’s wind damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring water damaged homes. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

If you have wind, fire, water or flood damage to your home or business feel free to call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now.

We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.

 

What If A Hurricane Hits My House in Cary, NC?

It’s late August and along the East Coast and the Gulf Coast that means just one thing: it’s hurricane season.

The Eastern U.S. has been incredibly lucky for a decade as no major hurricanes have made landfall (Sandy did devastate New York and New Jersey, but it had been downgraded before it came ashore).

Hurricanes are relatively rare even in the worst of times and people tend to relax their guard assuming that it will pass them by yet again.

Well, maybe. But as North Carolina learned from Fran, when one comes in, it’s like a 100-mile wide freight train. There’s no getting away from it.

Hurricanes can cause massive damage. Large trees can be uprooted, roofs ripped off, cars tossed like toys.

Not only can the winds rip off your roof, but it can let water which will also severely damage your walls and floors.

The time to prepare is now.

You should make sure to have a good supply of canned food and bottled water. A cooler of ice is also a plus.

You should also have a first-aid kit, a good flashlight, a battery or crank powered radio and a way to power your cell phone. You’ll need more than a day’s worth of juice. You can use a car charger and tap into your car battery assuming you can get to it and that will keep you running for a while, assuming your battery is sound.

And speaking of your car, this is really important: make sure to fill your tank before any storm reaches your area. Once the power goes down, so do the pumps – and with them your chance of getting out (assuming the roads are passable and your car is not damaged).

All of that is secondary to your home though because if your home sustains serious damage from a hurricane, one thing can lead to another. You may lose a safe place and many of your possessions.

The immediate threats are wind and rain. Hurricane-force winds can rip your shingles off the roof and the plywood as well. If your house is up to hurricane construction standards, you have a better chance of your roof making it.

The winds can send objects crashing through your windows, which will allow a great deal of water in as well.

If you live in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, the Research Triangle or anywhere in Wake County, call Professional Restoration Services. We can advise you as to what you’ll need to do to restore your property and make it your home again. Call us at 919-467-1991 today.

 

Emergency Call Process:

  1. Emergency call comes to our 24 hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
  1. On-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
  1. Certified technician arrives and stabilizes the wind damage. This may or may not include stabilizing walls, tarping off missing patches of roof, etc.
  1. A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
  1. Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
  1. Estimate is approved and restoration begins

We can repair wind and water damage. We can replace your windows.

We can help work with your insurance company to get started quickly.

We can make your house your home again.

Water Damage and Restoration for Durham Hotels

We are Cary North Carolina’s water and flood damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring water damaged businesses. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

If you have water or flood damage to your hotel feel free to call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now.

We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.

What If I Have Water Damage In A Durham Hotel?

Our goal is to minimize downtime so that you can get your rooms available to customers again as soon as possible.

Hotels can present a real challenge to maintain because people are constantly in and out of the rooms, but the rooms are also empty quite often. So, it’s possible for a sink or shower to run for hours without being detected – or for a pipe to break or rupture. By the time these sorts of things have been discovered, it’s often too late. And as bad as it could be on the ground floor, it’s far worse upstairs. And some hotels often have many floors for the water to flow through before it’s stopped.

If this happens in your hotel in Durham or anywhere in the Triangle area, you can call Professional Restoration Services.

Emergency Call Process

  1. The emergency call comes to our 24-hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
  1. The on-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
  1. Certified technician arrives and stabilizes the wind damage. This may or may not include stabilizing walls, tarping off missing patches of the roof, etc.
  1. A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
  1. Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
  1. Estimate is approved and restoration begins

Water Damage to Drywall in Wake County

We are Wake County North Carolina’s water and flood damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring water-damaged homes. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

If you have water or flood damage to your Wake County home or business call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now. We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.

Dry Wall is in nearly every home in Wake County.

Drywall, or sheetrock, is a panel of gypsum plaster pressed between two thick pieces of paper.

It’s a very useful way to build, but it can cause major problems if it gets wet.

Typically sheetrock can get wet from a leaky roof, water line, burst pipe, or leaking appliance.

If your walls are wet you need immediate assistance. If you have water damage that is going to require an insurance claim, call us.

Mold can become a problem and can cause serious health issues. It can also cause issues if you want to sell your house.

If your ceiling gets wet, it can begin to bulge and may eventually fall in, which could come as quite a shock. If you see that it is beginning to pull away from nails or screws, then see if you can find a bulge. If you do, then poke a nail in it and let it drain (you’ll need a bucket). You’ll also want to move everything out of the room in case the ceiling collapses.

And if it is on your walls, it is less likely to collapse, but again, mold will make it very difficult to sell your house. More importantly, it is a potentially serious health issue.

Sometimes sheetrock gets wet from household failures like plumbing, washing machines, dishwashers or ice makers which fail and get floors, walls and sometimes ceilings.

If you live in Cary or the Research Triangle, call Professional Restoration Services. We can advise you as to what you’ll need to do to restore your property and make it your home again. Call us at 919-467-1991 today.

Emergency Call Process:

  1. The emergency call comes to our 24-hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
  1. The on-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
  1. Certified technician arrives and assesses the damage.
  1. A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
  1. Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
  1. Estimate is approved and restoration begins

 

Lightning Damage and Restoration Cary NC

We are Cary North Carolina’s lightning and fire damage experts with 25 years of experience in restoring damaged homes. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

If you have water, wind, fire or lightning damage to your home or business call our 24×7 emergency hotline at 919-467-1991 now.

We work directly with your insurance company to get your life or business back in order as quickly as possible. We are insured and IICRC Certified restoration professionals.

What If My House Is Hit By Lightning In Cary, NC?

Country singer Hank Williams’ very last song was called “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” which is funny and also true. It’s also true that you can’t live anywhere risk-free, and in Cary, and the rest of North Carolina, lightning is one of the major risks we live with.

Lightning can come with fast-developing storms and is completely unpredictable. And it’s powerful: one bolt of lightning can produce one billion volts of electricity.

In a study covering the years from 1959 to 1994, North Carolina was #4 for lightning casualties, #2 for lightning deaths, #4 for injuries due to lightning and #4 for property damages due to lightning.

Sadly, a man died in Cary of a lightning strike, at Crossroads Plaza, also on April 10 of this year (2015).

Being outside in a thunderstorm is very dangerous. You should be either in a car or a building.

Even so, a building can also be struck. On April 10, lightning hit a top unit in the Villages of Lake Boone Apartments in Raleigh, which caused damage to the attic and water damage below.

What if this happens to your house?

The first concern is always safety: you should make sure that your family has an emergency plan in case of a crisis like a lightning strike.

 

After that, you should have a plan to know what you might lose.

 

So once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to walk through your house or apartment and videotape everything. Store it somewhere outside your house (a safety deposit box is ideal) so it won’t be lost too.

 

And you might as well put your critical papers there as well. There’s no point in taking a chance.

 

You’ll need to call the fire department if your house is hit. Even if you don’t see fire there may be embers which could smolder and burst into flames later.

 

There may also be water damage like we saw at Lake Boone Village: a hole in your house during a storm means rain will likely fall in. This can leak down into your sheetrock, damaging your ceilings and walls.

 

After you’ve spoken to the fire department, you’ll need to think about repairing the damage.

 

If you live in Cary or the Research Triangle, call Professional Restoration Services. We can advise you as to what you’ll need to do to restore your property and make it your home again. Call us at 919-467-1991 today.

 

We are the Triangle’s wind damage experts with over 25 years of experience. We are not just a restoration company; we are a North Carolina State licensed General Contractor and can handle any residential or commercial job.

Emergency Call Process:

  1. The emergency call comes to our 24-hour hotline – 919-467-1991.
  1. The on-call supervisor evaluates loss and dispatches our certified technicians.
  1. Certified technician arrives and assesses the damage.
  1. A mitigation plan is discussed with the client and insurance company.
  1. Restoration estimate is prepared and is sent to the insurance company.
  1. Estimate is approved and restoration begins