Water Damage Restoration in Older Homes in Raleigh
Water Damage Restoration Involving Lead-based Paint in Your Home
Raleigh, nicknamed the City of Oaks, was chosen as the state capital in 1788 and incorporated in 1792. Approximately 500,000 people live in the city, and 1.4 million people live in Raleigh's metropolitan area. Raleigh is one of the few cities known as a planned city since there was nothing in the area before being named the state capital. The city and the area around the city evolved from primarily an agricultural-based economy to a high-tech economy with Research Triangle Park's creation in 1959.
There are lots to do in the area. Some of the more exciting activities enjoyed by tourists and residents include:
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
- North Carolina Museum of Art
- Pullen Park
- Marbles Kids Museum
- North Carolina Museum of History
- Umstead State park
- Historic Yates County Park
- JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
- State Farmers Market
- Neuse River Trail
- Lake Johnston Park
- Mordecai Historic Park
- The Raleigh Market
Although all of the above are great places to visit, we chose the following four to provide more information and detail.
Pullen Park is located west of downtown Raleigh and is the 16th oldest amusement park in the world. It was the first park in North Carolina and the fifth oldest in the United States. Covering 66 acres, families for generations have enjoyed the carousel, miniature train, boat rides, paddle boats, and kids can play in the playground. There are tennis courts, a softball field, and a baseball field. Families also enjoy going for a swim at the Pullen Aquatic Center. There are activities to enjoy for the entire family.
Marbles Kids Museum
The Marbles Kids Museum is located in downtown Raleigh and offers themed events and exhibits, summer camps, feature movies in the IMAX theater, and special events year-round. At Marbles, kids are encouraged to use their marbles to learn new things, be healthy and active, create and innovate, explore and experiment, and connect collaboratively.
State Farmers Market
With over 75 acres of outdoor/indoor shops, restaurants, and garden centers, many people spend the afternoon at the State Farmers Market or even the entire day. Customers can pick up almost anything, including vegetables, fruit, meat products, garden items, and gifts for the family. The State Farmers Market is open every day of the week.
The Raleigh Market
If flea markets are more your thing, The Raleigh Market has been running for 50 years and is open Saturdays and Sundays. Located at the state fairgrounds, the Raleigh Market has hundreds of vendors offering many antiques to power tools, food trucks, and farm stands.
Health Concerns When Scraping and Sanding Lead-Based Paint
Manufacturers added lead to paint well into the 1970s. Older homes may have wallpaper covering multiple layers of paint. With many properties passing through various owners, new owners may not be aware of the type of paint used previously.
SERVPRO provides water damage restoration services to many older homes in Raleigh. Our IICRC certified technicians often encounter situations where the paint is original or covered up with later modern non-leaded paints. SERVPRO implements safe work procedures dealing with older paint when:
- Cutting or sawing materials
- Breaking up the material
- Drilling or piercing the material
- Agitating the material or
- Moving the material
Contact SERVPRO of Southeast Raleigh / Garner for water damage restoration services in Raleigh and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (919) 615-1179.