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Water Damage At A Nail Salon Is Quickly Back To Business With SERVPRO®

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

Hallway flooded in a nail salon due to a ruptured pipe No job is to large, or too small for SERVPRO® Getting you back to "Like it never even happened."

We are here to help and we understand the stress and inconvenience a disaster of any size can be. The sooner we can get onsite, the quicker we can help return things to normal.  If you have suffered a water loss you will need to shut off the water to prevent further damage.  If you have suffered a fire loss the fire department will let you know when it is safe to enter the premises.

The primary services we offer:

- Fire, Smoke, and Soot Restoration

- Water Removal and Dehumidification

- Mold Mitigation and Remediation

- Catastrophic Storm Response

We  provide move outs, contents cleaning,  electronics cleaning and restoration, document drying, carpet and upholstery cleaning, duct cleaning, deodorization, biohazard and crime scene clean-up.

Also, to help ease an already stressful situation we work directly with insurance companies.

Our goal is to get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

SERVPRO Is Here To Help When Fire Or Water Damage Strikes Your Home Or Business

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® green fan in bathroom where the pipe under the sink burst causing water damage Time matters, and SERVPRO is Faster To Any Disaster so we can get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield & Union counties is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small, residential or commercial. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

Call Immediately:

803-581-1570 or 864-490-3954

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield & Union counties has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield & Union Counties

SERVPRO® of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield & Union counties  specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event, and we also perform mold remediation. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Got Mold?? No Worries On The Wat The Way To Get You "Like It never even happened."

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Mold above a bathroom ceiling Keep a checklist to be sure you have not missed any moisture activators, or water lines.

When storms roll through town there is no specific target, what we do know, is that  SERVPRO is available 24/7 to immediately assist with your needs.  Time matters when it comes to cutting the cost, or damage that can be caused. Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. It is a fallacy that all mold can be removed. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants. Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. Mold often produces a strong musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. High humidity in a home can support mold growth. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and provide mold remediation services as needed.


Unattended Stove Is Cause Of Fire In Chester

1/4/2022 (Permalink)

Stove with pans on it and the wall behind the stove is black from an unattended stove Leaving a stove unattended can be the cause of major fire and smoke damage to your home or business.

SERVPRO has been called several times for kitchen fires that could have been avoided had the source been attended. It is so easy to set a pot on the stove only to leave the kitchen and get sidetracked with yet another distraction. In the blink of an eye your home can be enveloped by fire. You could be displaced from your home, belongs lost, treasured pictures, memories in the form of heirlooms, and daily needed articles damaged, or permanently destroyed. And yes, if we are going to be real here, the ultimate loss would be loss of life.

SERVPRO cares, and to help you avoid a kitchen fire, I have listed below key elements that are fire-related hazards in a kitchen. Happy and safe cooking from all of us at SERVPRO.

Fire-related hazards in a kitchen include:

  • Flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation can ignite residues in exhaust ducts.
  • Food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation.
  • Failure to switch-off equipment, especially at the end of activity.
  • Overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion.
  • Food preparation equipment based on solid fuels. 
  • Gas blowtorches used for browning some foods.
  • Poorly operating thermostats or lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • Faulty or overheating electrical equipment.
  • Metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material, or debris.
  • Ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

When faced with Fire or Smoke Damage your number one resource is SERVPRO.  SERVPRO will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Apartment Water Line Fails Causing Heavy Water Damage Throughout The Building

12/8/2021 (Permalink)

Long hardwood floor hall covered in water from a ruptured pipe A pipe burst in the middle of the night causing heavy water damage to an apartment building

After a restless night due to heavy storms your first thought is to check your residential property before leaving for work. All good at home, yet as you unlock the office door you find a couple inches of water throughout the facility. Realizing the water has come through the ceiling you grab your phone and call SERVPRO. You relay the situation, and the SERVPRO office is able to utilize your Emergency Ready Profile, which saves time for the customer, and allows SERVPRO to know where to park, who the contact is, and has a layout of the office. With all this in motion within thirty minutes the water extraction began. Furniture was blocked up, and office property was removed to protect it from further damage. At SERVPRO we arrive with a plan in motion, and prepared to get you back “Like it never even happened.”

When Lightening Strikes Your Home Or Business Call SERVPRO

11/22/2021 (Permalink)

Vaulted living room ceiling with a large burned hole where lightening struck When lightening strikes your home, or business call SERVPRO! Faster to any size disaster.

When a storm is in the area of your home, or business it is not unusual to hear a large boom, or cracking sound from the lightening. When this storm hit town, trees, and buildings were affected.  For this family there was something different about that last lightning bolt, the sound was one of serious business, in other words, sounded like it hit the house. Being head of the house can be tough at times, certainly this was going to be a walk to remember. Not to be disappointed in absolute awe the homeowner stared through the large hole in their living room ceiling caused by the lightning strike. The lightening was destructive, causing heavy structural damage, fire damage, smoke damage, and water damage..
SERVPRO is your resource 24/7/365. We are ready to get your back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Is Ready To Respond When You Face A Thanksgiving Fire

11/17/2021 (Permalink)

Big Cooked Turkey on a platter Thanksgiving is the peak day of the year for fires.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, the day before Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas Eve.In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,630 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving, the peak day for such fires.Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths.Cooking caused almost half of all reported home fires and home fire injuries, and it is the second leading cause of home fire deaths in 2014-2018.Source: NFPA's Home Cooking Fires and Home Structure Fires reports.When dealing with fire damage SERVPRO is your number one resource to get you back to "Like it never even happened."  SERVPRO is available 24/7 and is Faster To Any Disaster.

SERVPRO Responds To Commercial Water Damage

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Apartment affected by water damage from the apartment above. SERVPRO technician on a ladder working on the ceiling SERVPRO is available 24/7 to get your commercial property back to "Like it never even happened."

When one thinks of water damage, our first thought is a flooded floor which could potentially envelop an entire room, or building. While a completely normal thought, unfortunately with water loss, or water damage, the reality of floor to ceiling comes into play A water loss that begins on a second level of either a commercial property, or residential property can affect ceilings, and floors located below the initial water loss. Depending on the source, and longevity of the water running, will directly affect the space covered in the water loss. As depicted in the photo the initial water loss occurred on the second floor, and migrated through the ceiling to the walls and floors below.
SERVPRO handles Commercial Water Losses, and Residential Water Losses 24/7/365.

SERVPRO will get you and your property back to "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO When You First Notice A Must Odor In Your Home

11/8/2021 (Permalink)

Crawlspace heating ducts are detached causing mold Duct work improperly connected can cause mold to grow.

Times are difficult for a lot of folks especially once they realize a handyman might not of been too handy when it came to fixing an issue with the heating ducts under the crawlspace of their home.
We received a call about a heavy mold smell inside the home. SERVPRO sent their highly qualified technicians to find the source of the mold smell. Upon inspection of the crawlspace it was quickly determined that the heating ducts had been detached. This caused too much moisture under the home, which became a mold issue. SERVPRO provided a mold remediation to resolve the mold issue. The customer relayed repeatedly how happy they were to have their healthy home back so quickly. 
SERVPRO is your number one resource to get you back to "Like it never even happened." 

Frozen Pipes Can Lead To Water Damage And When It Does Call SERVPRO

11/2/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen with fan drying out from a broken frozen pipe When a pipe is frozen it expands, and eventually ruptures. SERVPRO is Here To Help when your faced with Water Damage

Frozen water pipes are a reoccurring issue which occurs once the temperatures drop below freezing. Statistically it is proven that frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops. This is more prevalent in regions where the temperature can significantly drop. Lower temperatures can cause the water to expand, which puts pressure on the pipes, or storage container, causing the pipe to break, or container to burst. Once there is a compromise to the water system, or storage unit the ensuing water can cause water damage, and potentially turn into an emergency.

First the home or business with the water damage must quickly be evaluated for the safety of anyone in the home, or business. Be sure there is nothing electric in, or around the water damage to cause either an electrical fire, or electrocution. Make sure there are no ‘slip and fall’ hazards. If it is not safe, keep out and dial 911 for help. Once all is secure regarding safety precautions, shut off the water if you can. 

Call SERVPRO for water damage to your home, or business. We want to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”