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What is a Trauma Cleaning Professional?

What is a Trauma Cleaning Professional?

What exactly does a trauma cleaning professional do? They respond after events such as accidents, unattended deaths, violent crimes, and suicides to devise a plan to safely remove bodily fluids, blood, and other potentially infectious materials from the property....

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2021 Hurricane Season FAQs

2021 Hurricane Season FAQs

As we head into the 2021 hurricane season, there are several things you can do to thoroughly understand your property insurance. Hurricane Insurance Preparedness According to the North Carolina Department of Insurance, here are a few things you should do as soon as...

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PHC Restoration Celebrates Golden Anniversary

PHC Restoration Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of a young man’s decision to begin a career in the cleaning and restoration industry. Over the years, that decision evolved into what is now PHC Restoration. We celebrate our history and everyone who shaped our company into...

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Turkey Fryer Safety

Turkey Fryer Safety

Thanksgiving 2020 will be a Thanksgiving like we’ve never seen before. Thanks to Coronavirus, our traditions may be different this year, which means you may find yourself responsible for cooking the turkey this year! There are many ways to cook a turkey - you can slow...

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2020 Hurricane Season: Get Ready

2020 Hurricane Season: Get Ready

Photo Credit: nha.nova.gov The Good News Hurricanes are the only type of natural disaster that you have plenty of time to prepare for. Although the spaghetti models are usually the target of memes, we usually have days to get our homes, businesses and schools ready...

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Healthy Crawl Space, Healthy Home

Healthy Crawl Space, Healthy Home

It’s summertime in North Carolina, which means two things: you can easily break a sweat before 9am, and we are receiving calls every day for mold inspections! Usually, when a client calls and says they have signs of mold growth, our investigation begins in the crawl...

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FAQ: Water Damaged Laminate Floors

FAQ: Water Damaged Laminate Floors

According to flooringinc.com, “Wood-look flooring in laminate has been the #1 flooring trend two years in a row with no end in sight.” Hearing this, it’s no surprise that “water damage laminate floor” is the #1 search term that brings visitors to phcrestoration.com. ...

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COVID-19: Should you file a claim?

COVID-19: Should you file a claim?

For some North Carolinians, this marks the 8th week of being at home instead of at work or school. According to the Insurance Information Institute, about 1 in 20 insured homes has a property damage claim each year. Chances are, you or someone in your neighborhood has...

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Commercial Specialty Cleaning

Commercial Specialty Cleaning

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. For some, that’s more time spent at work than at home! Many businesses divide workplace cleaning duties amongst their staff instead of outsourcing to a janitorial company. However, the COVID-19...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

The time for spring cleaning is upon us!  During this stay-at-home order we’re spending a lot more time at home.  Make sure you use this time wisely and get ahead on projects and cleaning you’ve been wanting to mark off your list.  Here is a list of 10...

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PHC Restoration is an Essential Business

PHC Restoration is an Essential Business

You don’t want to have unexpected guests in your home or business right now. We get it. But, you invite an unexpected guest of a different kind when you don’t take quick action against water damage. Mold growth can occur as soon as 48 hours after you experience water...

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Large Business of the Year

Large Business of the Year

The 2019-2020 Lillington Chamber honored community leaders and local businesses at its annual awards and recognition banquet. PHC Restoration was named “Large Business of the Year.”  We were so honored to receive the award alongside our peers. Here is what Katie...

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How to avoid laundry room flooding

How to avoid laundry room flooding

When was the last time you checked your washing machine hose for possible aging and leaks?  Water supply lines for washing machines are often made of rubber or plastic so they don’t rust, but they can deteriorate over time.  It’s important to replace these lines if...

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Do you know where your water heater is located?

Do you know where your water heater is located?

When you bought your home, did you pay much attention to where your water heater was located or better yet, have you ever questioned why your water heater is located where it is?   Water heaters tend to be tucked away in the garage, basement, crawlspace or attic and...

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NC Polar Coaster 2020

NC Polar Coaster 2020

The Farmers Almanac is predicting Winter 2020 in North Carolina to bring frigid temperatures and above average amounts of snow.  Are you ready for this Polar Coaster? We are, and we want you to be as well. Keep reading to learn more about protecting your property from...

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Protect Your Property During the Holidays

Protect Your Property During the Holidays

With the holidays coming up, we wanted to remind you of some preventative tips you can use to protect your property while you’re traveling or hosting guests at home.  When planning to travel during the holidays remember to always water and unplug your christmas...

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Katie Smith Receives Industry Award

Katie Smith Receives Industry Award

The Mid South Professional Cleaners Association (MSPCA) recently honored Katie Smith with the Bernson Award. MSPCA is a non-profit association of specialists dedicated to providing high quality services to their customers in the art of cleaning and restoration....

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Commitment to Compassion in Action

Commitment to Compassion in Action

In September, Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the North Carolina Coast, leaving Ocracoke Island in great need of help. Over 400 properties experienced flooding from record breaking rainfall and storm surge.  PHC Restoration, along with industry and community...

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Hurricane Damage Restoration FAQ

Hurricane Damage Restoration FAQ

We are gearing up for the 2019 hurricane season as Dorian approaches the North Carolina coast. PHC Restoration is always ready to respond, but we take extra steps during this time of year to make sure we’re able to operate without some of the basics that can be...

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Water Damage in Apex

Water Damage in Apex

PHC Restoration was recently called to a home in Apex that experienced water damage from a dishwasher malfunction. Although there was no standing water present, the damage to the hardwoods was already done. Cupping and gapping was noticeable up to 10 feet from the...

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Hazardous Sewage Water Damage Cleanup

Hazardous Sewage Water Damage Cleanup

People don’t typically think about sewage water or how much damage it can cause until a toilet clogs up and overflows. While the water quickly spreads toward carpeted areas, home and business owners usually start to panic and are unsure of what they should do first....

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Protein Fire Restoration

Protein Fire Restoration

Picture this: you’ve decided to make some chicken salad, so you start with step 1 - cooking the chicken. While your chicken is cooking on the stove, you step outside to water some flowers. Then, you get distracted by all the things you need to do in the yard so you...

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The 3 Estimate Myth

The 3 Estimate Myth

There’s an old belief that if you’ve experienced property damage and have filed an insurance claim, you need to start calling around to get 3 estimates for repairs. Why 3? We don’t know. It’s just an old way of thinking that’s stuck around over the years. In this...

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Prepare for Freezing Temps

Prepare for Freezing Temps

  The old saying goes, "If you don't like the weather in North Carolina, just wait 24 hours. It will change." It's not uncommon to have thunderstorms, mild weather, and snow in the same week! This short guide gives you everything you need to know about protecting...

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“And Restoration”

“And Restoration”

Just like clockwork, now that we’re in the aftermath of a major natural disaster, new damage restoration companies are coming out of the woodwork.  After an event like Hurricane Florence, there’s more than enough work to be done. We even recommend using reputable out...

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Work Anniversaries at PHC

Work Anniversaries at PHC

October brings five reasons to celebrate at PHC! This month, we are proud to recognize five members of our team who have work anniversaries: Brett (1 year), Alexis (1 year), Valerie (4 years), Donald (6 years), and Tina (4 years). PHC’s average employee tenure is 5.5...

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Mission

Mission

Our mission is to make a positive impact on our teammates, our customers, and our community.  We live our mission in a variety of ways: volunteering with local nonprofits, working on Habitat for Humanity homes, serving on boards and committees, sponsoring local events...

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Hurricane Florence: Restoration FAQ

Hurricane Florence: Restoration FAQ

Hurricane Florence: Restoration FAQ As we prepare for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, we want to explain how PHC prepares for and responds to hurricanes.  This week, we are fueling our fleet, stocking up on water, Gatorade and nabs for our team, preparing paper...

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Josh

Josh

“Once you stop learning you start dying.” -Albert Einstein There’s a common thread among our team: the perfectionist tendency.  We don’t believe in complacency. We believe in continuous improvement.  Combine this with our passion for the science of restoration, and...

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Melissa’s Why

Melissa’s Why

As a purpose driven company, we make time to dig deep into our WHY.  Recently, Melissa, our Operations Manager, shared her WHY with our team.  It gave us all the good feels, so we thought we’d share it with you. This is what it’s all about, folks: My grandma, who has...

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Why We Serve

Why We Serve

The restoration industry can be downright dirty.  We never know what might happen at the beginning of every day, but we hope for the best and prepare for the worst.  When we hire new team members, especially restoration technicians, we use the interview time to talk...

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Can I prevent water damage in my home?

Can I prevent water damage in my home?

Have you noticed an unexplained increase in your electric bill or buckling of your hardwood or laminate flooring by the dishwasher or sink?  Did you find dark water spots on your ceiling or have you found cracked or loose grout lines?  These are usually tell-tell...

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Hurricane Season 2018–How can I get prepared?

Hurricane Season 2018–How can I get prepared?

The predictions are in for another near-or-above normal Hurricane Season 2018 which officially starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. With one of the 10-16 named storms already soaking the southeastern United States and experts expecting 5-9 hurricanes this...

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