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Our Business? Protecting your Business!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A group of workers have a meeting Look at these folks! They're far too busy to be worrying about damage restoration!

Everyone’s got a passion he or she lives for. Maybe yours is selling artisanal soaps, or artisanal coffee, or artisanal craft beer, or artisanal cinderblocks or artisanal hubcaps, (etc.) Ours, however, is protecting your business from whatever non-sentient force of nature wishes to do it harm. That means cleaning and restoring your business after a fire, after a COVID exposure, or after a flood. It means cleaning up mold damage, and restoring your walls, floors, and ceilings, and getting all the spores out of your air ducts by cleaning it to industry professional standards. If that sounds like the kind of business you’re looking for, get in touch! We’re just a phone call away: (704) 939-1944, and we can be onsite in less than four hours, which gives you plenty of time to get some cookies or lemonade ready for when we get there (hint-hint!), and we’re open 24/7!

What is Kannapolis’s Risk for Flood Damage?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of flood risk for Kannapolis, NC This is the most important map you will see for the entire day. Quick! Draw a copy from memory. You have to train yourself for the coming days.

Floods can take you by surprise, covering an entire block in a deluge in less than an hour. An important part of preventing that from happening to you is finding out what your risk is for flood damage! Luckily, Kannapolis has a flood map as part of Cabarrus County, and you can find said map here: Kannapolis Flood Map. It’s also attached at the top of the screen as the thumbnail image.

If you find yourself in a situation where flood damage has struck your home or place of business, your first step should be to call SERVPRO of North Cabarrus at (704) 939-1944 and we can be out there in less than four hours to help clean and restore your damaged goods, furniture, structures, and precious items you care about, and make them as close to preloss conditions as possible.

Winter Weather is Coming–What’s your Risk?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of winter weather risk by county Red normally means hot, but now it means cold. Blue isn't hot, though, it's just less cold.

From now until April, it’s going to be getting a bit nippy outdoors. The temperature will drop, the air will become frigid, and people everywhere will look like chimneys everytime they exhale. But it’s not all fun and games, folks! Winter weather can be dangerous. Luckily, FEMA has put together a map of the risk of Winter Weather Damage here:

If you like, you can check your area and see what your risk of loss or damage from winter weather is in your county, and you can plan accordingly!

There’s also a map as the image at the top of this page, if you don’t feel like clicking that pesky link.

The first step to preventing damage or loss is to determine your risk, then to determine an action plan. Keep in mind that even if things go entirely South, you’ll always have SERVPRO of North Cabarrus to call and help you with your damage cleanup and restoration.

What is Kannapolis’ Risk for Rapid Cold?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of cold risk by county Brrr! You've heard of the "cold shoulder," how about the "cold wave risk by county?"

Rapid cold is all the danger of winter weather without any of the fun. When temperatures plunge in hours with little warning, you can be stuck outside in a risky place with no way to return home. Don’t let that happen to you–use FEMA’s tool to determine your risk for rapid cold and start preparing (if necessary) now! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

So what’s your risk? Follow this link to find out:

Alternatively, you can check the featured image in this article and try to find your county. Despite cold usually being represented by blue, red signifies the actual dangerous areas, and grey means there’s either no risk or not enough data to determine the risk.

Stay safe!

What is Kannapolis’ Risk for Lightning Damage?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A map of lightning risk by county Hopefully, this map will shock you so much that lightning never will!

Lightning in January? Eh, it’s possible!

Winter doesn’t oftentimes have thunderstorms, although thundersnow isn’t unheard of!

But we have it on good authority that January will one day end (temporarily), and will transition into warmer weather where thunderstorms will become more common, and lightning will again cause plenty of damage the country-over.

However, not every region of the nation will be equally-susceptible to lightning damage. FEMA has a map of risk of lightning damage in each county, and it can be found here:

Alternatively, you can peep the pic at the top of this article. The red areas are the most dangerous (but that still doesn’t guarantee you’ll be affected), and the blue areas are the least (but that still doesn’t guarantee you won’t be.)

Fire Damage can last longer than you might Think!

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A woman cringes after smelling something bad That's the face of someone who can still smell smoke in her internal cooling and heating system. Don't be this person.

When your home or business is affected by a fire, there is more damage than you might think. Of course, the walls and floors and ceilings can be burned or singed, and the smoke can stain them also, but more so than the visual damage, there’s an olfactory component as well. Smoke can stink up any room it touches, and if it makes it into your internal heating and cooling system, it can spread throughout the house. Even if the fire is defeated by those gentlemen from the calendars before it has a chance to do any real lasting damage, the smoke odor can cling to your curtains, carpets, and couches, as well as coating the inside of your air ducts with soot.

Hope is not lost, however, friend, for SERVPRO of North Cabarrus is IICRC-certified to handle fire and smoke cleanup and restoration, and we can get you back to as close to preloss conditions as possible! Give us a call and your Friendly Neighborhood Cleaning and Restoration Company will be there in a jiffy to get to work making it “Like it never even happened.”

Fire may be Hot, but SERVPRO Keeps things Cool

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

A large house fire in front of a silhouetted man. Don't worry. I have a bottle of water and a garden hose.

If your home or business has been affected by fire damage, you know intimately the stress it can cause. You’re wondering how to pick up the pieces, clean up the mess, and restore and reconstruct the damage, all while reliving the event and asking the what-ifs.

All these questions and anxieties can weigh down on your soul; the good news is that after calling (704) 939-1944 (SERVPRO of North Cabarrus!), you can rest easy and stop worrying about the process--we’ve got it from here! Our franchise professionals have been trained and IICRC-certified to use industrial cleanup and restoration equipment to get your home or business back to as close to preloss conditions as possible, and make it “Like it never even happened,” and we can get to work in mere hours!

Storm Restoration Services in Kannapolis?

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

We restore storm-damaged properties in Cabarrus County.

Thunderstorms are common in Cabarrus County and Kannapolis residents are no strangers to the sound of thunder or the flash of lightning during a thunderstorm. Hail can be a byproduct of thunderstorms when it forms inside thunderstorm updrafts. Between 1950 and 2010 there were 4685 reports of hail in Cabarrus County.

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove responds to storm damage emergencies throughout the year in Naperville. Our technicians have the advanced training, equipment, and experience to mitigate and restore any size storm damage you may have.

Here are some interesting facts about hail from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:


  • Is another product of thunderstorms that annually causes nearly one billion dollars in damage throughout the United States
  • Many of the losses are incurred by farmers
  • The most common diameter is pea size, but hail can be as large as golf balls and baseballs
  • Hail, in extreme cases, can be grapefruit-size
  • Large hailstones fall at speeds faster than 100 miles per hour and have been known to kill people

Call Us!

When you experience storm damage in your commercial business or home in Kannapolis, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 704-939-1944. We’ll restore your storm damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Fire Restoration Services in Kannapolis?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

We restore fire-damaged keepsakes and belongings in Cabarrus County.

Contents Restoration Services for Kannapolis Residents.

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove responds to fire damage emergencies throughout the year in Kannapolis. Even areas of the home or structure that were not directly impacted by the fire will experience smoke and soot exposure and damage. Our fire restoration technicians pretest your belongings to determine what items are salvageable and determine the best cleaning method for restoring each item. We use several different methods to clean and restore your belongings, including:

  • Wet Cleaning - an effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues
  • Spray and Wipe - effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning
  • Foam Cleaning - used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned
  • Abrasive Cleaning - involves agitation of the surface being cleaned
  • Immersion Cleaning - contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product
  • Dry Cleaning - used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning

Call Us Today!

When you experience fire damage in your home or commercial business in Kannapolis, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 704-939-1944. We’ll restore your fire damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.

Water Damage in Concord?

7/5/2021 (Permalink)

We restore water damage in Cabarrus County.

SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove responds to water damage emergencies throughout the year in Cabarrus County, and we know that our fast response time saves our residential and commercial business customers time and money. Here is a water damage timeline

from our website to that describes the damage water can do to a structure over time:

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp

Hours 1 - 24

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain
  • A musty odor appears

48 Hours to 1 Week

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold
  • Paint begins to blister
  • Wood flooring swells and warps
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible

Call Us!

When you experience water damage in your home or commercial business in Concord, SERVPRO® of North Cabarrus County & China Grove is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 704-939-1944. We’ll restore your water damage, “Like it never even happened.”

Franchises are Independently Owned and Operated.