Water Damage In Duplex Homes in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill

If you have water damage to your duplex home and are located in or around Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill please visit our water damage page today.

Restoring water damage to a multi-family home presents an added challenge over a stand-alone home. Not only does the home need to be thoroughly dried and repaired, but it needs to be done while disturbing the neighbors as little as possible.

Our trained and certified restoration professionals will not only clean and restore your water damaged the home, but they will do so in a quick and orderly fashion. Attempts to keep noise to a minimum will be made, but some of the equipment used, especially those that move large amounts of air, may still be heard by neighbors. Understanding this, we will use our experience and knowledge of water damage restoration to make the most efficient use of our equipment so that we get maximum results from minimal use.

We’re available 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week, which means that we can respond to water damage emergencies immediately, no matter when they happen. But some cases allow for small amounts of flexibility, and even though starting sooner is usually better, waiting until neighbors are at work, or at least awake may be a better approach. This strategy isn’t always an option but should be assessed on a case by case basis.

Many duplexes and multi-family homes are also rental properties, which can make these situations even more complicated. While the people living in the homes want fast and professional service, the owner may only be interested in whichever company offers the cheapest service, even at the cost of quality workmanship. Fortunately, we are well versed in dealing with insurance companies and can make sure that the as much of the repair as possible is paid for through insurance, and that out of pocket costs are kept to an absolute minimum. That way the residents get the best quality water damage restoration available, and the property owner isn’t going to object to paying any more than needed.

In addition to being water damage restoration professionals, were also licensed, contractors. We can easily transition from tearing out any severely damaged parts of your home into rebuilding and replacing them, making sure we leave it just as good, if not better than it was before the flood or leak.

If your home or property has been damaged by water, contact us immediately. We’ll come out and assess the damage, and begin working to restore the home.

How Can I Prevent Sewage From Backing Up Into My Home?

If you have water damage to your home and are located in or around Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill please visit our water damage page today.

There are many different home emergencies that homeowners fear, but a sewer backup is potentially the scariest property disaster. In addition to the health hazards posed when families are exposed to harmful, bacteria-ridden waste, sewage floods can cost a lot of money to clean up, as well.

Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t think about this until there is a major issue, such as an overflowing toilet that’s covering the bathroom floor with sewage. Our hope is that with the advice below, more homeowners will be better prepared should their worst plumbing nightmares come true.

  1. The first and most obvious bit of advice is to never use the toilet to dispose of anything other than what it’s meant for. Things that you should avoid flushing include disposable diapers, moist towelettes or baby wipes, cotton swabs and cotton balls, paper towels, cat litter, bandages, cigarette butts, or prescription medications. Many of these items don’t break down in water and can collect and form a clog, which backs up water and makes a mess on your bathroom floor.
  2. Many people overestimate the capabilities of their under-sink garbage disposal units. It’s best not to dispose of large quantities of vegetable peelings or other food refuse, as, since that can overwhelm the machine and cause it to fail. The same goes for very hard materials, like coffee grounds and animal bones, which can dull or damage the blades. Fibrous foods such as corn husks and celery stalks can jam the disposal, as well as form a clog further down through the plumbing. Hot grease may be tempting to pour down the drain, but once it cools off and hardens it will form a solid plug, impeding proper drainage.
  3. Over-the-counter drain cleaners should be used sparingly, and only under the right circumstances. These types of products can break up some types of clogs, they aren’t meant for all situations, and are made of harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes over time.
  4. Older homes sometimes have sewer lines made of clay or cast iron, which degrade over time. Eventually, they may crack, and then collapse. This is even more likely if the underground pipes come in contact with tree roots, which can cause serious amounts of damage to underground plumbing. Homeowners that own older houses should have a sewer inspection performed every few years, potentially saving a lot of money by catching a problem before it gets too serious. Some people buying a new home get a sewer inspection.

If you ever experience a sewage back up in your home, it’s recommended that you contact PRS today. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will be able to determine the severity of the damage and work with your insurance company to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.

Restoring Water Damaged Homes In Holly Springs

If you have water damage to your home and are located in or around Holly Springs please visit our water damage page today.

If your home has serious damage due to fire, wind, or water, call us immediately at 919-467-1991. We will show up fast and start working immediately to stop any further damage and begin the restoration process. We can work with your insurance company to make sure your out of pocket costs are as low as possible. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Water leaks can be found almost anywhere in a home. There are appliances and water lines in places that most people don’t usually think about, like in basements, closets, garages, and attics. No matter where the leak originates, every drop of water that escapes is going to work its way down through your home, soaking into and ruining the wood, insulation, drywall, paint, carpet, and even flooring.

The leak may exist for day, weeks, or even longer before it’s discovered, and by that point, the damage could be rather extensive. To make matters worse, some places like crawl spaces and attics are difficult to access, which makes fixing the leak harder than you might think. Carrying bags of heavy tools up steep ladders, squeezing through tight access hatches, and working in the dark while trying to find and stop a leak is even less fun than it sounds.

But stopping the leak is only the beginning. The restoration process comes next, and can sometimes be a very large task. Anywhere the water has soaked in is vulnerable to mold, mildew, and other microbes. If left unchecked, these growths can compromise the structural integrity of the wooden beams and may lead to structural damage. Wood becomes very weak once mold sets in, and will need to be replaced. Mold not only smells horrible, but is a major health risk as well, so drywall, carpeting, and more all need to be dried properly, or ripped out and replaced.

As restoration service professionals and licensed general contractors, we can help. We’re available 24/7 to anyone living in Holly Springs. We’ll not only stop the leak, but assess the damage, work with your insurance company, and begin the process of repairing your home. Call our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991.

Water Damage Caused By Clogged Gutters

If you have water damage to your home and are located in or around Raleigh please visit our water damage page today.

If the rain gutters on your home collect too much plant debris, like leaves, twigs, and pine needles, then the water may not be able to drain properly and could spill over the sides. When the water pools around your home, instead of draining away, it can slowly seep in and cause damage to the foundation and wooden structure.

As water soaks into the tiny cracks in the concrete foundation, it can make the cracks larger, especially when it gets cold enough to freeze. As the cracks grow and multiply, the structural integrity of the foundation is compromised, and it can lead to a serious shift in your home, or even it’s collapse. Aside from the obvious safety concerns, this is an incredibly expensive problem to repair, and one that can go unnoticed for years, as it’s underneath the house. Once the obvious signs begin to appear, the damage is done, and simply drying the foundation won’t fix the issue.

It’s a similar story for the wooden structures on the underside of the house, as well. As the wood absorbs the water, it can begin to rot and grow mold. Just like the cracks in the foundation, this is a problem that will continue to worsen, and drastically weakens the strength of the wooden beams. Not many people regularly look at their home for this type of problem, and it can slowly but steadily deteriorate your home.

The best course of action to prevent either of these issues is to address the root of the issue as soon as you can. The source of the water should be stopped, and in this case, that means making sure that the gutters are clean and clear, and that rainwater can flow freely towards its intended destination. There are several different approaches that you can take to solve this issue. Climbing up a ladder and cleaning them by hand every year is a great way to save money but at the cost of manual labor and personal risk. Alternatively, there are gutter protection systems that stop any debris from entering your gutters at all, keeping them clean all year round for you. The downside here is that these systems can be costly, and may need to be replaced every few decades.

If your home is suffering from water damage due to clogged or overflowing gutters, it’s recommended that you contact PRS today. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hot-line at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will be able to determine the severity of the damage and work with your insurance company to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.

As a preventative measure, you could always get protection from your gutters from a company like this: Raleigh gutter guard protection.

Summer Season Is Fire Season

If you have experienced fire damage in or around Raleigh contact us today to get your home back in order as quickly as possible. We are locally owned and operated and have been restoring home in the area for years.

Between the months of May and September, many homeowners become damages by fire. The reason that the summer months are so much more dangerous for fire hazards is that when people are grilling outside, lighting insect-repelling candles in their yards, sitting around fire pits, and setting off fireworks. These are all fire based activities that rarely take place in the colder months, and can cause quite a lot of damage to a home when things go wrong.

When a fire happens, it’s not just the fire itself that causes the damage. The smoke that it creates sticks to and penetrates just about anything it comes in contact with. It leaves behind a dark, ugly stain that’s difficult, if not impossible to clean off. There’s also a terrible smokey smell that doesn’t go away either. Most of the time, any surface or item that has smoke damage needs to be completely replaced in order to get rid of both the discoloration and odor.

Also, the water used to put out the fire causes problems of its own. As it soaks into the home, it can carry with it the ash created by the fire. When mixed together, the ask and water make a very corrosive substance that will eat away at wood, glass, and even metal. Even on its own, water can be very destructive. It can promote the growth of mold, mildew, and other microbial life forms that weaken the structure of the house, as well as pose a health risk to those living inside.

Anyone of these issues is difficult to solve on your own, and it’s very likely that in the event of a fire, you’re going to experience all three. It’s best to call in a professional team that knows the best ways of treating these types of problems and can do so while working with your insurance company in an effort to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum.

If your home has suffered any form of damage due to a fire, it’s recommended that you contact PRS today. We’re available 24/7 through our emergency hotline at 919-467-1991. Our trained and certified professionals will arrive fast, determine the severity of the damage, and get to work restoring your home to it’s prime.