Mold Health Problems and Cleanup

While the EPA states that the research on mold and health effects is ongoing, there is a potential for molds to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens and inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions to mold are common and include the following: sneezing, red eyes, skin rash, asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic, and can irritate the throat or lungs.

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Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips

Today’s blog continues our series in understanding what mold is and how water damage can lead to the growth of mold. We know that water is needed for the growth of mold, so I want to share with you the EPA’s Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips from their website,

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Hurricane Preparation Tips

It is that time of year again…Hurricane Season which runs from June 1st until November 30th. Historically, NC isn’t impacted until late August and into September, but this year we saw the first named Tropical Storm form off the coast on SC on May 19th and the season’s second storm could bring rain along the NC coast this Memorial Day weekend; so it is never too early to get prepared. Below are some Storm Damage and Hurricane preparation tips:

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Protecting your home from fire damage–Candle Safety

Did you know that on average in the US a candle fire is reported to the fire department every 40 minutes? That is a lot of candles and a lot of calls to for local fire departments. This week’s safety tip is for Candle Safety and prevention of fire damage to your home as published by the NFPA Public Education Division.

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Harnett County Health Department Waterline Break

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 the Harnett County Health Department had a major waterline break, which resulted in approximately 80% of the first floor being flooded. Currently cleanup efforts are underway. Plans are to provide a temporary mobile unit later this week which will provide access to health services. However, for today Monday, April 30, 2012 the Harnett County Health Department is closed.

On Tuesday, May 01, 2012 the Health Department’s Environmental Health, Home Health and Division on Aging will be operational.

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PHC employee retires

Join us as we say thank you and happy retirement to long time employee Kate Siletzky. Kate joined PHC in 1984 not long after we opened our doors. Kate wore many hats for PHC over the years. She has primarily been our accountant, but she also wrote estimates on numerous fire and water damage jobs, answered phones taking losses as they were phoned in and then got the job information to managers long before cell phones were available.

We will miss you Kate!

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Water damage repairs

Usually, doing laundry and having to return to work are the only stresses you face when you return home from a long weekend or spring break at the beach. Unfortunately, this was not the case for one of our homeowners in the Raleigh area. PHC started a job over the weekend for a family who had just returned from the beach to find water flowing out of their house. A plumbing problem caused water to run for an unknown amount of time resulting in water damage to both the floor coverings and the subflooring in their home.

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Remembering the 2011 Tornadoes and the damage they caused

Most of us in central North Carolina remember where we were on April 16, 2011 when the deadly tornadoes touched down in Sanford, Raleigh, Fayetteville and other areas of the triangle area. Whether we were leaving a little league baseball game in Fayetteville or hunkered down in our basements in Buies Creek, our PHC family was incredibly fortunate to escape that day with only minor damage to our homes and some tree debris in our yards; especially since we saw tornadoes touch down within a 20 mile radius in all directions of our homes and warehouse. After the storms had passed, mo

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Tornado Safety—Reduce the Threat of Storm Damage

Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and warning? A Watch means that a tornado is possible and a Warning means a tornado has been sighted and imminent danger is near. PHC wants you to know what to do if a tornado is threatening. So here are some tips that the American Red Cross has put together:

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Spring rains bring threats of flooding and other water damage

Spring officially sprung this week bringing with it warmer weather, budding flowers and trees, lots of pollen and the threat of afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. While we hope everyone is enjoying the longer days, PHC wants to remind everyone to keep an eye out for the spring rains that could bring flash floods or water damage to Raleigh and other areas of the triangle. Flash floods can occur when there are drought-like conditions or by intense rainfall causing low-lying areas to flood in less than 6 hours.

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What our clients are saying...

The word you use as a company motto is “compassion”.  Every one of you certainly live up to that motto every single day!  We felt it the first day we met Josh and every single day thereafter.  Thank you for a wonderful journey as you helped us put our lives and our home back together.  We are eternally grateful!

T. Robinson, Pittsboro

This letter is to let you all know what a fantastic job you all did on rebuilding and restoring our home.  Me, my son and wife congratulate you all for a perfect job.  Each and every employee who had anything to do with our house was so professional, polite and did everything we asked them to.  Job well done.  Thanks to you all, we can enjoy our new home for the rest of our lives.

Robbie L., Raleigh

PHC has demonstrated the skill, good judgement, and polite service.  Through their employees who are all trained to do their jobs very well with full dedication to customer satisfaction.  Thanks to all!

J. Oborne, Sanford

My assistant project manager was very helpful with decisions and kept us informed on the progress of repairs and changes.  Everyone that worked at our house was always courteous and helpful and did a superior job.  You have a great staff and we would recommend you to anyone.  We are enjoying our home.

G. Godwin, Benson

This is the second job PHC has done for us.  We are extremely pleased with all components of their work.  We are recommending PHC to ALL of our friends.

S. McFadyen, Vass

Given the situation we were dealing with, PHC came right in that evening and started clean-up.  PHC walked us through every aspect of our repairs/replacement.  They were amazing and made the entire process seamless.  Overall, we are thrilled with the final results.  I never imagined it would have turned out this beautiful.  PHC made this initial terrible experience and experience we will never forget.

S. Jones, Raleigh

Everyone was so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  Quality of work exceeded our expectations.  We have already highly recommended you guys to people we know.  Thanks for everything!

K. Vorbeck, Raleigh

I’m in the building trades and feel qualified to say that your crew was better than excellent in all phases.  By the end it felt more like a labor of love than a job contract.

J. Byrum, Chapel Hill

I could not ask for a better crew.  Everyone was professional and courteous.  My home even looks better than before!  I will recommend you to everyone I meet.

P. Smith, Sanford

Many thanks for the super fine job your crew did on my flood damage. You evaluated the damage and reacted quickly. Keep up the good work!

D. Lane, Fuquay-Varina

Thank you for taking care of our home repair in a timely manner. You were a pleasure to work with.

Mary, Fuquay Varina

Your company came to our rescue so rapidly when the accident occurred, which was a great relief. Your work has added value and pride to our home!

Judi and Geoffrey, Cary

Thank you for everything that you have done. I never imagined it would turn out so beautiful! Your crews are very courteous and kind. They’ve done an outstanding job.

Debbie, Spring Lake

We gratefully applaud your crews. Their work was top notch. They were polite, eager to answer questions, clean in their work and showed respect for our home. They work well together as a team.

R. Arcus, Durham

Just a note to thank you so very much for the great job you did in cleaning our church after it had been vandalized recently. Thank you so much for the prompt attention to our Church also! It meant a great deal to our Church Family to be able to have our regular Sunday services in the Sanctuary that day.

Christian Chapel Church

Your crew demonstrated professionalism throughout the restoration, were experienced and did a wonderful job in every aspect. The renovation turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined and I know we will enjoy it for many years to come.

F. Hinkson, Goldsboro

I am very happy to be back in my house. Thank you for making it possible within a reasonable amount of time. You certainly are to be commended for your professionalism.

Jo Anne, Kenly

On a scale of 1 to 10 your company is an 11! Everyone at our church is satisfied – not one complaint – all cheers! Everything was done as requested, on time, and above our expectations.

R. Strother, Franklinton

We are very pleased with the work done by Professional Home Care. Your thoroughness and consideration relieved us of many concerns and returned our home to its original state with a minimal amount of time and confusion.

J. Erdman, Pinehurst