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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

SERVPRO Supports The Local Raleigh Area With Fire Restoration Services

11/28/2020 (Permalink)

smoke billowing from the windows of a house Odor can linger long after fire damage is remediated. Contact our team for effective odor remediation techniques after a fire.

Fire Damage Needs Fast Action For The Best Outcome In Raleigh Properties

The City of Raleigh has a long history. It was initially founded in 1792 and named after the famous English explorer, Sir Walter Raleigh. There were so many oak trees in the area that an early nickname was "The City of Oaks." A host of famous folks hale from this city such as: 

  • Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic figure skater
  • Cliff Bleszinski, the lead designer of the popular Xbox 360 game Gears of War
  • Michael C. Hall, an actor that appeared in Dexter and Six Feet Under
  • Andrew Johnson 17th President of the United States

Climate in Raleigh

Like other states in the Southern part of the United States, Raleigh's overall climate is humid and subtropical. It has mild winters around the 41-degrees Fahrenheit and yearly, fewer than 70 days on average that drop below freezing. Light snow occurs most winters, with the moderate accumulations overall being five inches. Summers are generally hot and humid, with an average temperature of 80-degrees peaking in July. Heavy storms are not uncommon; however, the incidence of hurricanes and tropical storms is rare, with only 44 hurricanes impacting the area since 1930.

Best Places to Visit in Raleigh

The best times to visit Raleigh are June through August, and there are many excellent destinations. One of the top tourist draws for the city is the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This natural history museum has rotating exhibitions that include dinosaurs, skeletons of whales, live animals, and hands-on learning for visitors. The North Carolina Museum of Art is another popular place. This venue is one of the premier art museums in the American South. After undergoing a three-year expansion, the museum reopened as one of the top museums nationwide. The building houses a permanent collection with a collective 5,000 years of history. Attendees can enjoy the exhibitions inside or take in a live show at the amphitheater. There is a park outside the facility with trails to enjoy outdoor collections of art.

Shoppers and foodies can enjoy The State Farmers' Market. The market is open seven days a week and attracts food connoisseurs and people who enjoy local produce. There is always a large selection of vendors to purchase from, including local honey, baked goods, and much more. The market opens at 5 AM and closes at 6 PM.

Strong Economy in Raleigh

Raleigh has a diverse economy that includes financial institutions, electrical and telecommunications industry equipment, clothing, paper products, and pharmaceuticals. The city is one corner of North Carolina's Research Triangle. This is one of the United States' most expansive and thriving research parks for tech and biotech-based research. Forbes has listed this area as one of the best places to grow a business or a career. Some of the top companies based here include: 

  • Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • Carquest
  • First-Citizens BancShares
  • Golden Corral
  • Waste Industries

Raleigh Has Different Regions

The Raleigh area has several geographic regions. Downtown is home to many historic buildings, including the renowned Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, the City Market, which got restored, and the business district that includes the PNC Plaza, one of the largest buildings in the city. There are also some schools in this area, including: 

  • Shaw University
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • St. Augustine's College

Midtown Raleigh is both a residential and commercial area in the north part of the city.  East and West Raleigh have suburban development with several subdivisions within the East, and West Raleigh has many schools much like Downtown: 

  • North Carolina State University
  • Meredith College
  • Historic Saint Mary's School

North Raleigh is a continually growing area that has older, established homes along with newly built subdivisions. South Raleigh is known as the least developed area in the city as regulations limit housing densities and building permits need to meet specific requirements.

Raleigh Fire Department 

In the early days of the city of Raleigh, a volunteer fire department supported the ever-growing community.  1912 saw the establishment of the first municipal fire department. At present, there are a total of 15 stations with emergency first responders serving the local area with the needed equipment to fight both large and small-scale fires in local properties.

Would a Small Kitchen Fire Need Fire Restoration Help in Raleigh?

When it comes to local fire restoration needs, many Raleigh residents make a common mistake in terms of post-fire actions: attempting to clean up the charring and smoke damage on their own. It is best to bring in a professional, certified team for the process.

Avoiding the Spread of Soot in the Home

A small fire that produced little in the way of damage in your home, particularly true of kitchen blazes, can cause widespread fire odors in the house through the spread of soot via the HVAC system or foot traffic in the area. The reason that kitchen fires should always get professional cleanup include:

  • Protein fire residues are nearly invisible and coat surfaces
  • The pungent odor can spread if not removed
  • Water or flame retardant used to extinguish the fire can seep under tile or cabinets and need extraction and drying

The techs often use containment that covers doorways and vents to inhibit the spread of soot. If needed, after the mitigation on the structure completes, the techs can inspect and clean the home's ductwork if required with their specialized equipment.

Odor control is a large part of the fire cleanup process and in cases where removal of ruined items and cleaning surfaces is not enough. The techs can bring in devices such as hydroxyl generators or thermal foggers to eliminate any residual smoke odors. 

Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner at (919) 615-1179 when you need fire restoration for your property or contents. The certified techs are available when you need them 24/7 and arrive rapidly to make the fire damage a thing of the past, "Like it never even happened."

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