Restoration Experts of North Carolina
For most homeowners, the thought of dealing with water damage is about as attractive as going to the dentist for a root canal, if not worse. If the recent destruction caused by Hurricane Ida taught us anything, it's that water damage can be catastrophic. The source of water damage can come from many different sources, including natural causes like rainstorms and internal property issues like pipe bursts. From plumbing problems to full-on floods, water damage in Raleigh, NC, can weaken your home's structure and even cause your family to fall ill. That's why it is so important that you address water damage in your home as soon as possible.
At Restoration Experts of North Carolina, we understand that dealing with water damage can seem like a losing effort. With our team by your side, however, you don't have to lose hope. We provide comprehensive water remediation in Raleigh, from initial documentation of your damage to the time that we mitigate your problem. With a team of IICRC certified technicians and high-tech inspection tools, we have the experience and the innovation to restore your home or business to its original beauty.
With years of experience in the water damage restoration industry, there is no project too small or complex for our team to handle. Our customers are our top priority, and there are no exceptions to that rule.
Our goal is to restore your losses using mitigation techniques whenever possible to help restore your property to its original condition. If reconstruction is required, we will handle every aspect of your loss through a single, dependable point of contact.
At Restoration Experts of North Carolina, we make it a priority to provide our customers with comprehensive documentation and step-by-step status updates. Our transparent business model makes it easy for our customers to understand our water remediation progress. That way, you know exactly where we're at with your project and have a permanent record of your home or businesses restoration. You won't ever have to worry about hidden fees, unauthorized charges, or annoying efforts to sell you additional products or services.
Our goal is to be your one-stop source for water remediation in North Carolina. To help achieve this goal, we offer a wide range of additional services on top of our already stellar water damage restoration services. We combine our unmatched expertise with strategic partnerships to better serve our customers. We can provide all you need, from interior design consultations and decorating services to replacement furniture and appliances for your home or business. We are committed to giving our customers informative, effective, streamlined water remediation services in Raleigh.
Water damage can happen to any structure, from large storefronts in town to suburban homes outside of the city. Incidents that cause water damage can happen at any time, making them particularly hard to remediate for non-professionals. To make matters worse, spotting signs of water damage isn't as easy as you might think. Some signs are obvious, while others are subtle and even hidden. However, one of the best ways to address water damage in your home or business is to keep a sharp eye out for the following signs, so that you can treat the problem quickly and get back to normal life.
Looking for signs outside is a great place to start, as it can narrow down external sources of water leaks. Keep an eye out for the following signs outside:
After you're done checking for signs of water damage outside, it's time to move indoors. Obviously, if you spot any of the following signs, your family could be at risk. It's important to call Restoration Experts of North Carolina to schedule an inspection to determine the extent of your damage.
If your home or business was recently flooded or you have had recent water damage, it is crucial to dry out your home or place of work ASAP. There are many risks associated with floods and leaks. One of the most common risks in situations like these is when water becomes contaminated. Contamination can happen when a sewer pipe bursts or a body of water floods into your home, like from a river or creek. Contaminated water often contains bacteria and microorganisms that can result in serious conditions like giardia. Even clean water can be a risk when stands for too long, since mosquitoes and other bugs breed in such conditions. Bugs that die in the water and critters that hatch eggs spread bacteria and attract even more bugs to the area.
After water recedes, the dampness left behind can cause fungus and mold growth - both of which can be detrimental to your health, especially if you have respiratory issues like asthma or have allergies.
Whether you have a small damp spot in your basement or severe flooding from a storm, do not take water damage lightly. Waiting to fix the issue will have a huge impact on your wallet, and more importantly, your family's health.
Restoration Experts of North Carolina utilize the latest high-tech inspection tools like thermal imaging to discover the extent of your water damage. Using pumps, we extract the water and then use high-powered fans and heaters until your business or home is dry. While we're drying your property, our team monitors and documents the entire process. We also specifically address any health hazards that can be associated with more severe categories of water damage.
this water comes from broken or frozen pipes, failed water heaters, roof leaks, ice maker hoses, and more.
grey water is contaminated due to soiling like body oils, laundry soils, food stains, etc. This type of water often originates from dishwashers, washing machines, tub overflows, and hot tubs.
this type of water contains thousands of bacteria, protozoa, and disease-causing viruses. Black water most often comes from septic back-ups and overflows, sewer leaks, and toilet overflows.
When your property floods, the first step you should take is to call a qualified contractor to help facilitate your water clean-up in Raleigh, NC. Restoration Experts of North Carolina has restored countless water losses and knows what needs to be done to get your home or business back to pre-loss condition. In situations like these, you must act fast to prevent damages and illnesses. Also, many home insurance policies require the homeowner to do everything in their power to protect the property from further damage. That's where Restoration Experts of North Carolina comes in. We'll bill your insurance company directly and will handle all the necessary water remediation work, so that you can focus on your family and your day-to-day responsibilities. Our team is on-call 24-hours a day and will be on our way to your home or business fast.
Since it'll take us a few minutes to arrive, consider the following pointers to help minimize property damage and speed up the restoration of your home:
Whether your home was flooded from a hailstorm or you have an overflowing dishwasher, we are here to help. Our primary goal is to provide your family or customers with the most effective water remediation in Raleigh, NC. That way, you can rest easy knowing you have a team of professionals on your side who are qualified and capable of full-serve water clean-up. Remember, if your home is affected by water damage, time is of the essence.
This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporterRaleigh, N.C. — The economy is strange right now. The stock market keeps making sharp downturns, inflation is up and supply chain issues are causing delays and higher costs – but at the same time, job availability is also so high that many co...
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Raleigh, N.C. — The economy is strange right now. The stock market keeps making sharp downturns, inflation is up and supply chain issues are causing delays and higher costs – but at the same time, job availability is also so high that many companies are hurting for employees.
Many people look at the stock market and see a snapshot of the economy. But the professor who crafts North Carolina's economic outlook says there's much more to the picture - and it's not all bad news.
A recession is certainly possible this year. Prices are up and the stock market is making people nervous. So WRAL News asked UNC Charlotte Economist John Connaughton for a better understanding of the economic outlook.
He says was have a 50-50 chance of a recession this year.
“I would be very, very cautious for those who are thinking of retiring in the near future and hoping we can work our way through this," he says.
Evie Libby, who is retired, says the money she lives on does not go as far as it once did.
"Everything is crazy right now," says Libby. "You have to learn to live with less when it gets like this."
Brian Raleigh with Raleigh Wealth Management says, "This is part of the market - the ups and downs."
When he looks at the profits companies are still making, he feels good about where we are going.
"We don’t think we are looking at a recession, but we have volitility," he says.
If you are around retirement time, put your money is safer places than wildly swinging stocks.
"What I tell people is all stocks aren't created equal," he says. "But the dividend stocks are still on sale."
Should we find ourselves in a recession, Connaughton has another prediction that might ease your mind.
“If we get a recession this year – it will be very short," he says.
Consumer confidence also plays a role in the direction of the economy. Raleigh believes if we over-react to all that is happening, that could become a big part of the problem.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- COVID-19 infections increased by 43% in Wake County during the past week.The county is averaging more than 800 cases for every 100,000 residents; the highest in the state. The rise in infections and other metrics led the county to jump from "low" to "medium" risk on Wednesday. Wake County is one of only two counties in North Carolina at this risk level.Cumberland County saw a 40% increase in cases and Durham County reported 20% more cases in the past week.Despite the increase i...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- COVID-19 infections increased by 43% in Wake County during the past week.
The county is averaging more than 800 cases for every 100,000 residents; the highest in the state. The rise in infections and other metrics led the county to jump from "low" to "medium" risk on Wednesday. Wake County is one of only two counties in North Carolina at this risk level.
Cumberland County saw a 40% increase in cases and Durham County reported 20% more cases in the past week.
Despite the increase in cases, the true number of infections is likely much higher as at-home testing remains popular.
"People need to recognize that we now don't count those cases as accurately as we used to because many people now fortunately now have widely available access to rapid tests that don't get reported into the systems the way they used to do. So the reported cases are likely a really significant underestimate of the actual number of COVID cases," said Dr. Cameron Wolfe, an infectious disease specialist at Duke Health.
Wolfe said because of this officials and residents need to rely on other metrics. Unfortunately, those are increasing, too.
The number of patients hospitalized increased by 21% since last Wednesday in North Carolina.
"Whilst the number of cases has gone up quite a lot in the last month, the impact on hospitals whilst going up is not nearly as sharp as it was in say last year. That's a good thing. So the impact of these cases is less but the number is absolutely going up," Wolfe said.
It's a trend seen across the nation as new variants of Omicron pop up. Over the past week, cases increased by around 29% in the United States.
"It has just become more infectious again. So it takes less time around sick people than it did say this time last year for you to get sick," Wolfe said.
Another concern is the increase in deaths among the vaccinated population.
A recent ABC analysis found that 40% of COVID-19 deaths in February occurred among vaccinated Americans. This is an uptick compared to September when 1% of COVID-19 deaths involved vaccinated people.
Wolfe said this doesn't mean that the vaccine has stopped working.
"A high proportion of that mortality that's occurring at the moment is in patients where vaccines are less effective because they are immunosuppressed themselves. You know, maybe they've had recent chemotherapy, maybe that person has a transplant," Wolfe said. "We know historically in those patients that vaccines are less effective, true for COVID, true for flu, true for every other vaccine."
Wolfe said even people who caught Omicron this past winter are starting to report reinfection.
"Don't fall into the trap of thinking, 'Hey, I got sick in January. That's it. I'm done. Pandemic over. That's not the case. It's just not the case," he said.
Despite the uptick, Wolfe said he doesn't predict this surge will disrupt day-to-day activities as much as past surges.
As cases rise across the board, it's also impacting children. Around 93,000 child COVID cases were reported last week. This is the highest weekly total since February.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a booster for children ages 5-11 years old earlier this week. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has to formally recommend the booster which is expected to happen later this week. Nationwide only around 43% of eligible children (5-17 years old) are vaccinated, based on federal data.
Experts continue to push the vaccine, especially the most recent booster as the best tool to fight off infection.
"The virus is getting a little bit better at getting around immunity and our immunity wanes over time. But I think you know, and the older you are, the quicker it falls. So someone who's 75 and got vaccinated in December is likely to have less memory of that vaccine than someone who's 25 and got vaccinated in December," Wolfe said.
Terquavion Smith’s week at the NBA draft combine went so well, both Wednesday in skill and agility testing and in Thursday’s scrimmage game, his agent advised him he didn’t need to play in Friday’s scrimmage.That’s how strong the 6-foot-2 freshman guard from N.C. State played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams as they prepare for the June 23 NBA draft.Smith has the option of returning to play for the Wolfpack next season. On Friday, despite him being a fast-rising prospect among NBA ...
Terquavion Smith’s week at the NBA draft combine went so well, both Wednesday in skill and agility testing and in Thursday’s scrimmage game, his agent advised him he didn’t need to play in Friday’s scrimmage.
That’s how strong the 6-foot-2 freshman guard from N.C. State played in front of representatives from all 30 NBA teams as they prepare for the June 23 NBA draft.
Smith has the option of returning to play for the Wolfpack next season. On Friday, despite him being a fast-rising prospect among NBA draft analysts, he said he has not yet closed the door on staying with the Wolfpack.
“I need to hear a guarantee,” Smith said, “Guarantee of first round. I‘m shooting for top 20 just because I know the type of player that I am and I know the talents I have and I know the type of player that I can become with the right growth and the right one-on-one development.”
The deadline for players to withdraw from the NBA draft and maintain their eligibility for college basketball is 11:59 p.m. on June 1. Smith said he’ll use the next week to firm up which direction he plans to go. His agent, Todd Ramasar of Life Sports Agency, has a pro day set up for Smith and other clients on May 25 in Los Angeles.
Smith’s teammate under coach Kevin Keatts at N.C. State last season, 6-7 forward Dereon Seabron, was a full participant at the combine this week. After going through skills and agility testing on Wednesday, Seabron played in 40-minute scrimmages both Thursday and Friday.
He scored 17 points while playing Thursday’s scrimmage, producing those points 5-of-8 shooting from the field in 26 minutes of play. He added five rebounds and two steals. On Friday, Seabron played 29 minutes and scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting with five rebounds and four assists.
Seabron worked out for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Detroit Pistons before arriving in Chicago and met with the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets this week. He has a workout scheduled with the Orlando Magic on May 25.
Seabron said several other teams want to work him out in June, but that’s if he decides to stay in the draft and not return to N.C. State. He’s yet to make that call, though, and he doesn’t have a specific thing in mind, like a first-round guarantee or anything.
“I don’t really know,” he said Friday. “It’s nothing specific. It’s just depends upon how the feedback goes when I talk to teams.”
Before making that choice, he said he’ll gather with his inner circle, including his mother and Keatts, to discuss it all.
A freshman guard from Greenville, Smith averaged 16.3 points per game while making 36.9% of his 3-point shots at N.C. State during his first season of college basketball.
While working in front of pro scouts, Smith said he was successful in showing he’s more than just a scorer.
“Just facilitating for others, showing it I can pass and be lead guard,” Smith said. “I feel like I did that. I made great passes and reads yesterday at a high level.”
On Wednesday during the combine’s skill drills and agility testing, Smith wowed with a 38.5-inch maximum vertical leap that was sixth-best among the field of invited players. Tennessee’s Kennedy Chandler had the best at 41.5 inches.
Smith’s time in the lane agility drill of 10.63 seconds was No. 4 in the combine as Gonzaga’s Julian Strawther had the best at 10.3 seconds.
Smith hit 18 of 25 shots (72%) during a 3-point shooting drill.
Against live competition in Thursday’s 40-minute scrimmage, Smith hit 6 of 17 shots, including 3 of 10 3-pointers, to score his 17 points. He added six rebounds and two assists.
Smith said he feels like he’s already been able to exceed what he accomplished in college this week.
“I was definitely happy with how I played,” Smith said. “I showed a lot more than I showed in college.”
The New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams Smith said he’s met with in Chicago.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For the first time since 2019, the “Got to be NC” festival has popped up Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.Event manager Ken Yelverton told CBS 17 crews this will be the second hottest time the festival has happened.During the event’s premiere year in 2007, Yelverton said temperatures topped 100 degrees.While it won’t be that hot for the 2022 festival, it’ll be in the upper 90s.Despite the temperatures, Yelverton is confident they’ll get...
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – For the first time since 2019, the “Got to be NC” festival has popped up Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
Event manager Ken Yelverton told CBS 17 crews this will be the second hottest time the festival has happened.
During the event’s premiere year in 2007, Yelverton said temperatures topped 100 degrees.
While it won’t be that hot for the 2022 festival, it’ll be in the upper 90s.
Despite the temperatures, Yelverton is confident they’ll get lots of guests.
“We’re expecting a lot of people,” he said. “There’s a lot of excitement.”
Among the more than 120 total vendors at the festival, there are some new faces, like Martin Lawrence and Ronald Perry.
The two men own Lawrence and Perry BBQ.
“This is our first year at the festival. We’re excited,” Lawrence said. “This has been a long-term goal of ours to get out here.”
They will be making the trip to Raleigh from Franklin County each day of the festival.
The business partners want to make sure people can try their specialty Que Fries and smoked ribs.
While they are looking forward to the guests coming to the festival to sample local cuisine and have a good time, they also want people to stay safe during the record temperatures.
“Make sure you stay hydrated. We’re going to stay hydrated as well. Drink plenty of water,” added Lawrence.
The festival is one of many events going on across the Triangle over the weekend.
Artsplosure kicks off in Downtown Raleigh on Saturday.
Also on Saturday is the annual Victory Ride fundraiser.
Durham will host its Blues and Brews Festival over the weekend.
Event managers all agree, that it’s important that people take care of themselves, while out and about.
They’re advising finding shady spots or heading inside to take breaks from the sun, as well as checking in with local vendors for cool drinks and treats.
If guests need additional assistance, they’re prepared.
“Wake County EMS will be with us, as they are every year, so if something were to happen, they’ll be right on them,” added Yelverton.
Experts advise wearing sunscreen and a hat for protection against the sun.
They also say it’s not enough for people to drink water when guests are already outside: it’s best to get “pre-hydrated” and start getting electrolytes and water in before you head to any event.
By Chelsea Donovan, WRAL reporter & Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producerRaleigh, N.C. — Within the span of a week, COVID hospitalizations in North Carolina increased by 22%. Newly reported COVID cases have also risen by 32% week-over-week in the state, according to data from May 8-14.Wake and Cumberland counties have been particularly hard-hit by the recent surge in COVID cases, with Wake County's posit...
By Chelsea Donovan, WRAL reporter & Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producer
Raleigh, N.C. — Within the span of a week, COVID hospitalizations in North Carolina increased by 22%. Newly reported COVID cases have also risen by 32% week-over-week in the state, according to data from May 8-14.
Wake and Cumberland counties have been particularly hard-hit by the recent surge in COVID cases, with Wake County's positive cases increasing by 42% within a week and Cumberland County's jumping by 40%. Durham County's numbers went up by 20%.
"We are definitely seeing an uptick in cases in Wake County due to several factors," said Stacy Beard, Wake County's external communications manager.
Last week, Wake County was pushed into the 'yellow' zone for community spread – with communities like Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Morrisville showing the greatest rate of that spread.
Beard says the county continues to recommend staying up to date with vaccines, getting tested if you have symptoms, and, for an extra layer of protection, wearing a mask in large crowds and gatherings.
The demand for COVID testing has already increased in Wake County, with appointments reaching around 95% capacity last week. However, Beard says there are still appointments available at each of the five sites within 24 hours.
"We’re definitely seeing a steady demand in testing, but not to the point that we are adding new Public Health drive-thru locations," said Beard.
The CDC no longer requires contact tracing for the general public, and most businesses are not required to report cases.
However, Beard said the county's case investigation team continues to prioritize and investigate reported cases of outbreaks/clusters and reported cases in congregate living settings and health care settings.
For the week ending May 7, there were over 17,000 new cases reported in NC, compared to fewer than 5,000 new cases per week roughly one month before.
“It is going to be more common again, I wish I wasn’t saying that,” said Dr. Cameron Wolfe, Infectious Disease expert with Duke University.
Wolfe is tracking the upward trend and says it’s happening for three main reasons.
“With this strain you need less time in front of infected people to get sick,” said Wolfe.
Those jabs you first got maybe 6 months ago are losing steam, and reinfection is happening.
“We are more out and about now, we are not locked in and contained like we were in winter months, “ said Wolfe.
Several large events, such as school proms, have contributed to reported outbreaks at schools. Durham Public Schools said as mask regulations are scaled back, they are seeing an increase in cases.
Health officials have warned they are preparing for a potential summer surge – particularly with a new sub-variant and so many people attending large springtime and summer events and social gatherings.
Locally, hospital systems say they're preparing.
"We did see a little tick up in the spring, probably related to springtime travel and holidays and time with the family," said Dr. Lisa Pickett, the chief medical officer at Duke. "So we would anticipate a bit of a surge during the summer, but hopefully nothing as significant as we saw with omicron."