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Local Monday with Whit's Frozen Custard Made Fresh Daily in Mount Airy

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

white frozen custard type ice cream with yellow sugar cone Whits Frozen Custard *Made Fresh Daily* in Mount Airy, NC

I had the pleasure of visiting Whit’s Frozen Custard Made Fresh Daily in Mount Airy on their grand opening, February 3rd 2020. I accompanied our Marketing and Social Media representative April Rhodes-Tillery to follow up on a job we had recently finished for the building. Not bad for my first day with SERVPRO of Winston Salem North as their new Events and Marketing representative, not bad at all. 

When I walked in, the owner’s of Whit's remarked on how much they appreciated SERVPRO of Winston Salem North coming in and making it "Like it never even happened.” 

The owner’s of Whit's informed me that as stated in their name, that they make their custard “fresh daily” with a variety of flavors. I was offered a sample of their Vanilla and Butter Pecan flavors. Although both were creamy and delicious, I decided to go with their Butter Pecan custard on one of their small cones and it was delicious

If you visit their website, they will tell you that three flavors is all anyone needs to create an endless variety of flavor combinations when you consider all their fruit toppings, nuts, and candies that can be blended into custard to make their famous Whitser. And you can't go wrong with their hand-dipped waffle cones and all their other delicious treats. 

Come check out their weekly rotating flavors on their website for tasty new treats. This week's flavor is Chocolate Covered Strawberry. It has Strawberry custard with fresh strawberries and dark chocolate flakes. This delightful dessert would be perfect for you and your Valentine or honestly, anyone who wants a delicious treat this week. 

Whit's Frozen Custard * Made Fresh Daily*

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While we hope you never experience a disaster in your home, we do know we are ready to help you restore it in the event of one. Just give us a call any time  24/7 we are always here to help.



SERVPRO of Winston Salem North
1105 Fairchild Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 744-5104
Fax Number: (336) 744-5105

Some Winter Weather 101

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

one upside down snowman What do you call a snowman in the summer? A puddle.
There's snow business like snow business.
Here's some fun Q & A about Snow in our Area.
Can it ever be too cold to snow?
It rarely snows when the temperature drops below zero degrees Fahrenheit because the atmosphere is too stable. One of the ingredients for snow is enough lifting of saturated air that snow can develop aloft and fall to reach the surface. 
What is thundersnow?
Although thunderstorms are less common in the winter, sometimes lightning can occur within snowstorms and is called thundersnow. Thundersnow can be found where there is relatively strong instability and abundant moisture above the surface, such as above a warm front. 
How many inches of snow equals one inch of rain?
On average, thirteen inches of snow equals one inch of rain in the US, although this ratio can vary from two inches for sleet to nearly fifty inches for very dry, powdery snow under certain conditions.
What is white lightning?
White lightning is a colloquial term for thunderstorms occurring with snow.
What are the important winter weather notices?
Blizzard Warning: Issued when winds of 35 mph or greater are combined with blowing and drifting snow with visibilities of ¼ mile or less. Seek indoor shelter immediately and stay indoors until the severe conditions end.

Winter Storm Warning: Issued when a combination of hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.

Winter Storm Watch: Issued 12-48 hours in advance of the onset of severe winter conditions. The watch may or may not be upgraded to a winter storm warning, depending on how the weather system moves or how it is developing.

Winter Storm Outlook: Issued prior to a Winter Storm Watch. The Outlook is given when forecasters believe winter storm conditions are possible and are usually issued 3 to 5 days in advance of a winter storm.

Winter Weather Advisories: Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.

Wind Chill Warning: Issued when wind chill temperatures are expected to be hazardous to life within several minutes of exposure.

Wind Chill Advisory: Issued for a wind chill situation that could cause significant inconveniences, but do not meet warning criteria. Criteria for issuing Windchill Warnings and Advisories are set locally.

Dense Fog Advisory: Issued when fog will reduce visibility to ¼ mile or less over a widespread area.

Snow Flurries: Light snow falling for short durations. No accumulation or light dusting is all that is expected.

Snow Showers: Snow falling at varying intensities for brief periods of time. Some accumulation is possible.

Blowing Snow: Wind-driven snow that reduces visibility and causes significant drifting. Blowing snow may be snow that is falling and/or loose snow on the ground picked up by the wind.

Read more about Storm Damage in Winston Salem

While we hope you never experience a disaster in your home, we do know we are ready to help you restore it in the event of one. Just give us a call any time  24/7 we are always here to help.



SERVPRO of Winston Salem North
1105 Fairchild Rd
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 744-5104
Fax Number: (336) 744-5105

Winston's Local Monday

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

white screen with the Reboot Arcade Logo REBOOT ARCADE BAR Phone: (336) 893-6697 Address: 534 N Liberty St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Reboot Arcade Bar is a 80's and 90's style classic arcade. Boasting over 60 Pinball and Arcade machines.  It is probably the BEST place to end your night in Winston-Salem. Most machines either take 25¢ to 50¢. A bargain compared to most other entertainment venues in the area. With an ever rotating assortment of machines, you are bound to always find something new. 

They also host a Full Service Bar, with some pretty amazing Signature cocktails, like the 'Pop A Smurf' or the 'Swamps of Dagoba'. Craft beer and fun shooters. It is also a Dominoes pizza hot spot, so don't worry about the lack of kitchen. 

During Daylight hours (until 9pm), it is a family friendly establishment. They do request that all minors be accompanied by an adult. I took my 10 year old up there, and showed him how we really played games when I was growing up. He had an amazing time, and I finally won a few games.  It has turned into a perfect mommy and son time, and we always have a blast. 

Phone: (336) 893-6697
Address: 534 N Liberty St,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Local Monday

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

saldad greens with fried oyster and bread We had the Lunch Special. That day it was Oyster Salad and it was amazing!

Old North State Winery in Downtown Mount Airy

You can find them on 308 North Main Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030

Founded in 2002 by Ben Webb, Old North State Winery is unlike any other winery in North Carolina. Born and raised in Mt. Airy, founder Ben Webb studied both Viticulture and Enology in college, and upon graduating, began his quest to make outstanding North Carolina wines by planting a 10-acre vineyard on his family farm in eastern NC. As the vines matured, he then planted 18 more acres in the Yadkin Valley. With its clay loom soil and mild climate, Ben successfully grew Cabernet Franc, Chamboucin, Riesling, Petit Manseng, and Carlos and Nobel Muscadines a native NC grape.

It would be the grapes from these early plantings that Ben would use to create an outstanding list of award-winning wines. Building the winery from scratch, Ben was able to take all that he had learned about growing grapes and making wine and pair it with his love for technology and build one of the most technologically advanced wineries in the United States.

In addition to his outstanding wines, Ben wanted to do something to help the entire Mt. Airy economy. So, rather than house the winery at the vineyard, he located Old North State in downtown Mt. Airy with the goal of re-establishing the downtown area as a vibrant, growing economic center.   Today, Old North State Winery serves as one of the leading tourism destinations in the Yadkin Valley.

Housed in a former Hardware store built in 1890 on Main Street, Ben and his wife Ellie have successfully created a fun, hip, up-beat atmosphere combining wine tasting tours, a cool ambiance, outstanding food, live entertainment and events to create a true entertainment and dining destination. The winery still has the original pressed tin ceilings and solid oak floors from when it was originally built.

The winery is open 6 days a week with tasting tours available throughout the day.

Dining is available for lunch and dinner featuring locally grown and freshly prepared specials by world-renowned chef Chris Wishart.

FB : Old North State Winery

Insta : @oldnorthstatewinery

Twitter : @ONSWinery

Website : Old North State Winery

Never invite a Tree to a house party, They will never Leaf.

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

Fallen Trees across Roads and Power Lines PHOTO from Fallen Tree blocking Old Vineyard Rd.

What to do when a tree falls on your home. 

  1.  Evacuate the home.
    • Whenever a large branch or tree falls on a home it may have compromised the structural integrity of your home
  2. Call 911 or a non emergency line if there are no medical emergencies
    • For the city of WSNC 
      • Police & Fire (336) 773-7700
    • For the city of Pilot Mountain
      • Police (336) 368-4725
      • Fire (336) 368-4646
    • For the city of Mount Airy
      • Police (336) 786-3535
      • Fire (336) 786-3570
  3. Contact your insurance company
  4. Call SERVPRO of Winston-Salem North
    • 1105 Fairchild Road
      Winston Salem, NC 27501
      Phone: (336) 744-5104

If you don't like the Weather in North Carolina, give it 15 minutes, it'll change.  So, when that bomb cyclone in the Midwest turns into a tornado or micro-burst rain event in our town, turn to the professionals.  The experienced team of SERVPRO of Winston-Salem North is available to respond 24/7 to any weather related emergencies. Located blocks away from US-52, our team can quickly respond to any part of the county, making us truly FASTER TO THE DISASTER. Whether it's a flood in Sherwood Forest or a fire in City View,  our highly trained technicians along with our specialized equipment can handle any job So, when storm damage strikes choose Winston-Salem's locally owned SERVPRO of Winston-Salem North.  When disaster strikes, We’re are Here to Help®

When we built this business, we broke the mold that made us.

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

white dry wall with green fuzzy mold spores covering it Mold only needs 24 hours to start reawakening, please don't delay and call us today!

Benign and Hazardous Mold Spores exist everywhere in our home environment. They also never truly die on their own. While you might get all the water up and dry the room out, without proper treatment, the mold will return as soon as any water enters their atmosphere. If your house suddenly gets humid from cooking a bunch of food, or just a nice day with the windows open, water will return and the mold will start growing again. 

To understand why mold is so hard to get rid, think of it like a tree. The mold you see on the surface is the branches and leaves, but underneath is a long branch and lots of roots going into your porous surfaces. When we come to treat mold, we do not simply wipe it away. We use a Patented Sporicidin product that not only works on the surface but penetrates the mold down to its root system. This is why bleach is so ineffective at treating mold; it is a surface cleaner and unable to penetrate the root system and fully remove the entire organism.

Most people will wipe it down and call it a day, and return to find the mold has spread again. We suggest giving SERVPRO of Winston Salem North a quick call, so that we can come out and asses the issues. We will be able to locate the water source and take samples. That way we can find out how to successfully remove your mold issue and fix your water damage. 

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While we hope you never experience a disaster in your home, we do know we are ready to help you restore it in the event of one. Just give us a call any time  24/7 we are always here to help.

SERVPRO of Winston Salem North

1105 Fairchild Rd. 
Winston Salem, NC 27105
Phone: (336) 744-5104
Fax Number: (336) 744-5105

Best Places to Sled in Winston Salem

12/24/2019 (Permalink)

crystal white snow covering tree branches at salem lake A view of Salem Lake after the 2013 Christmas Snow Storm that dropped 4-6 inches of snow. Photo from WSJournal Now

Where to Sled in W-S

Just about every neighborhood has one—that legendary sledding hill that brings out the young and young at heart. The following is a look at a few reader-recommended sledding spots in Winston-Salem.

  • The hill behind Wiley Middle School
  • The streets of West End (esp. Pilot View St.)
  • The soapbox derby track at Hobby Park
  • Hole No. 7 at Wilshire Golf Course
  • The slope in front of Worrell Hall (WFU campus)
  • Sherwood Forest Elementary
  • Redeemer Presbyterian Church
  • Washington Park Dinosaur Playground
  • The little race track at Hobby Park
  • Wake Forest Football Stadium (behind the scoreboard)
  • Whitaker Elementary on Buena Vista

List Courtesy of Winston Salem Journal Now & Official Subreddit of Winston Salem

Read more about Storm Damage in Winston Salem

While we hope you never experience a disaster in your home, we do know we are ready to help you restore it in the event of one. Just give us a call any time  24/7 we are always here to help.



SERVPRO of Winston Salem North
4994 Indiana Ave. Ste B
Winston Salem, NC 27106-2810
Phone: (336) 744-5104
Fax Number: (336) 744-5105

Employee of the Month. January 2020

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

White Family Posing for Group Photo Brian & Tanya Carlson Owners of SERVPRO of Winston Salem North

Tanya and Brian Carlson, owners of SERVPRO of Winston Salem North, graduated from Columbus State University. Brian with a Bachelor of Science and Tanya received a Bachelor of the Arts in Education. In 2009, after a few years in their respective fields, they loaded their 2 children into the car and moved to Winston Salem, North Carolina. 

On little more than perseverance, dedication and a working knowledge of the "Drying Science," they opened the doors to SERVPRO of Winston Salem North. Over the years, through various resources available at SERVPRO Headquarters, mentoring programs from the trainer ship, and a multitude of classes from the IICRC, Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, hard work and due diligence improved their ability to serve the community in the restoration field. A dynamic team would follow. 

Tanya and Brian, a wife and husband team, laid the groundwork for what would truly become a family business. Our office assistant and a production technician are wife and husband, the sales manager has two sons working here, a production technician and the sales manager both served on active duty in the military in combat roles, making them brothers-in-arms and three of our helpers are related to one another. So when we come to your house and say that we will treat you like family, it is not an exaggeration. Our small business continues to break goals and grow at an alarming pace and it is directly related to the work environment we foster as well as the team work oriented goals we strive towards. 

Solidifying their roots, The Carlson's oldest daughter became a Spartan this year as she attends UNCG. Brian and Tanya hope to instill in their clients that when SERVPRO of Winston Salem North come to your house, just like a Spartan, we will fight for your house. To get it back to "Like it never even happened."  The mitigation of fire, smoke, water damage, mold and biohazard is what we do, and we do it professionally with a highly motivated, trained, and specialized team.  We can even have our restoration experts complete the repairs of your residential or commercial property. 

Winston Salem's Bio Hazard Experts

12/17/2019 (Permalink)

red and blue flashing lights, with yellow caution tape blocking off crime scene Winston Salem's Best Crime Scene Clean up Specialists

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences. A failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments. SERVPRO of Winston Salem North is trained to safely remove biohazards and dispose of them properly in accordance with OSHA and health regulations.

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, we can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. 

Please refer to our Biohazard Emergency Tips - Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (336) 744-5104

The decontamination of a home or business due to trauma, sewage backups, chemical spills, hoarding or other biohazards can be both dangerous and emotional. Specialized training and experience is key when choosing a cleanup company to resolve these circumstances.

We provide cleanup and recovery services for many biohazard situations. These include the following:

  • Sewage backups
  • Crime scene residues
  • Suicide/death accidents
  • Homicide cleanups
  • Blood cleanup
  • Accident cleanup
  • Hoarding scenes
  • Animal waste/remains
  • Chemical spills
  • Tear gas cleanup
  • Meth lab cleanup

Common Biohazard Scenarios

Sewage Backups

Sewage backups and dark water intrusions are more than nasty, smelly deposits – these damages also introduce harmful microorganisms into a structure. We remove the sewage, contaminants, and moisture, and help ensure the structure is properly cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized.

Bloodborne Pathogens

We remove and dispose of bodily fluids, tissue and other potentially pathogenic substances resulting from accident, trauma, crime or death. Trained SERVPRO of Winston Salem North Professionals clean, disinfect and deodorize the structure.

Methamphetamine Labs

SERVPRO realizes many of the chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs such as methamphetamine are volatile and can leave harmful residues throughout a structure. We follow federal and state guidelines to properly clean all surfaces.

24 Hour Emergency Service

We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

SERVPRO of Winston Salem North proudly serves Winston Salem and surrounding areas.

Winter Weather in Winston Salem

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

snow covered and ice covered streets in winston salem Winston Salem Covered in Snow and Ice photo by

Types of Winter Precipitation We Can Expect In Winston Salem

  • Cold Rain
    If precipitation falls through a large depth of the atmosphere frozen but encounters a relatively deep layer of above freezing air at the surface, then the frozen precipitation may completely melt and have no opportunity to refreeze. Thus, what traveled almost the entire trip to the ground as snow may end up falling as a cold rain instead of anything frozen or freezing
  • Snow
    Precipitation begins as snow and if it doesn’t encounter any layers of air that are above freezing before reaching the ground, it will fall to the surface in the form of snow.
  • Sleet
    If the snowflakes encounter a shallow layer of warm, above freezing air with below freezing air through the rest of the column, then it will partially melt and refreeze into a sleet pellet before reaching the ground.
  • Freezing Rain
    If the snow falls into a deep layer of above freezing air with only a shallow layer of below freezing air located at the surface, (which is often the case with cold air damming,) then the liquid droplets will freeze on contact with any objects (such as trees, power lines, and roads) at the surface that are below freezing.

The next two are possible but historically unlikely, but we are seeing them more and more in Winston Salem.

  • Blizzards
    Dangerous winter storms that are a combination of blowing snow and wind resulting in very low visibility. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.
  • Ice Storm
    a storm which results in the accumulation of at least .25” of ice on exposed surfaces. They create hazardous driving and walking conditions. Tree branches and powerlines can easily snap under the weight of the ice.

Read more about Storm Damage in Winston Salem

While we hope you never experience a disaster in your home, we do know we are ready to help you restore it in the event of one. Just give us a call any time  24/7 we are always here to help.



SERVPRO of Winston Salem North
4994 Indiana Ave. Ste B
Winston Salem, NC 27106-2810
Phone: (336) 744-5104
Fax Number: (336) 744-5105