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When Storms Hit SERVPRO Is Ready

6/4/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning struck roof and carried through to the inside ceiling Lightning strike during a storm went from the roof, through the attic and affected the interior ceiling

SERVPRO of Cherokee, Chester ,Fairfield, and Union Counties specializes in storm and flood response and damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources. The faster you call us and we can get onsite, further damage can be mitigated, and can reduce the restoration cost. We can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,700 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams and Large Loss specialists.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today(803)581-1570 or (864)490-3954

Space Heater Causes Major Fire Damage To Rock Hill Residence

6/1/2021 (Permalink)

Burned entrance to a room and burned space heater A space heater improperly maintained, or placed can cause devastating fire damage to a home or business

Whether it is a residential fire, or a commercial fire, either can be devastating. A family can be displaced, and a commercial fire can shut down a business, and potentially leave employees without a job. At SERVPRO we understand how hard it can be to suddenly not be in your own home, or the stress that comes with a business having to close for repairs if necessary.  

Unfortunately, when there is fire damage, there is also water, and smoke damage. Each will have to be addressed differently to be properly repaired. Our expertise, and experience allows us to inspect, and accurately assess the extent of the damage to formulate the best plan to get you back into your home, or your business back up and running. “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Responds To Residential Or Commercial Fires

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen stove and wall behind stove is burned SERVPRO understands the stress involved with a residential or business fire. We will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Fires, both residential and commercial, can be devastating.  Some of us have experienced this personally.  We understand the major inconvenience  these disasters, small or large, can cause to a family or business.  We strive to make it like never even happened in all situations, and help get a family back to normal living conditions or a business back to full operations as quickly as possible.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various areas within your home or business, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a plan of action.

We work with all insurance companies and understand their requirements for claims processing.  We can help with any size disaster.

SERVPRO Has Trained Technicians To Handle Your Contents

5/21/2021 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO van packed with SERVPRO boxes of contents SERVPRO trains their technicians on how to properly handle contents that have suffered fire or water damage.

Once a fire has been extinguished, and a water remediation is in process, it is important to begin addressing contents that have been exposed to fire, smoke, soot, and water.  Everything is checked individually, and determined as to whether it is salvageable, or unsalvageable.  Every object is inventoried, and if unsalvageable is recorded and readied for the Insurance Adjuster to examine for loss purposes.

Anything that is deemed salvageable is boxed up and brought to the SERVPRO Warehouse to be cleaned by the Contents Crew.  Depending on the level of heat objects are exposed to during the fire will help determine if it is salvageable as the integrity can become compromised. When the SERVPRO Contents Crew comes across an object that has been compromised it too will be inventoried and placed separate from the salvageable contents.

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO Understands The Stress A Fire Or Water Damage Can Cause

5/13/2021 (Permalink)

Nail Salon flooded hallway We are here to help and we understand the stress and inconvenience a disaster of any size can be.

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."  

Improper Ventilation Behind Breakroom Refrigerator Causes Mold

2/16/2021 (Permalink)

You have contacted SERVPRO to remove the mold you discovered behind your refrigerator. As you watch the crew work you are in awe as they put up what appears to be a plastic room between the dining room and living room. You ask the relevance of such a room, and the SERVPRO Technician is happy to explain the necessity of setting up a safe place to clean off their bags and tools. This zone will help to prevent contamination to clean parts of the room, home, or business. 

What caused the mold is too much moisture in the air, due to poor ventilation in the home. Either a window, or ventilation fan is needed to properly disperse the moisture, so it does not set on the ceilings, or walls. Mold can not only damage the home, or business, but can also be a health risk to those who occupy the home or business. At SERVPRO our technicians are certified to carefully remove the mold, thus bringing your home or business back to a safe environment.

Kitchen Fires Usually Begin at an Unattended Stove

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

Kitchen stove and wall behind stove is burned SERVPRO received many calls for house fires that have started at the kitchen stove

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).

With Freezing Temps Comes a Rise in Broken Water Lines

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Long Hallway that has been  affected by a broken water pipe It is important to check your indoor and outdoor water lines to be sure they will not freeze. A broken water line can cause extensive water damage.

With winter upon us, and the temperatures dropping, we are already beginning to see, and hear about frozen pipes, which lead to 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.”

After a School Fire SERVPRO Provided a Contents Pack Out

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO boxes in a room that is getting packed out after a fire After Fire Damage SERVPRO brings in a Contents Crew to provide a Pack Out.

Once a fire has been extinguished, and a water remediation is in process, it is important to begin addressing contents that have been exposed to fire, smoke, soot, and water.  Everything is checked individually, and determined as to whether it is salvageable, or unsalvageable.  Every object is inventoried, and if unsalvageable is recorded and readied for the Insurance Adjuster to examine for loss purposes.

Anything that is deemed salvageable is boxed up and brought to the SERVPRO Warehouse to be cleaned by the Contents Crew.  Depending on the level of heat objects are exposed to during the fire will help determine if it is salvageable as the integrity can become compromised. When the SERVPRO Contents Crew comes across an object that has been compromised it too will be inventoried and placed separate from the salvageable contents.

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

At SERVPRO we are Here to Help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Vehicles in the background and the logo is "We didn't wake up today to be average" SERVPRO understands that Quickness is Key to lessen the extent of damage to your home, or business.

At SERVPRO we are here to help. We understand the stress and inconvenience a disaster of any size can be for your home, or business.  The quicker we can get onsite, the quicker we can help get things back to “Like it never even happened.” 

The primary services we offer are:

  • Fire, Smoke, And Soot Removal
  • Water Remediation
  • Mold Mitigation, and Mold Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Board Up
  • Contents Pack Out
  • Carpet Cleaning

We can also help, and provide Move Outs, Contents Cleaning and Restoration, Electronic and Equipment Cleaning and Restoration, Document Drying, Upholstery Cleaning, Duct Cleaning and Deodorization, Bio hazard, and Crime Scene Clean-Up.

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC Certified, as well as Certified in Fire Cleanup, Carpet Cleaning, and Mold Removal, Trauma and Bio-Hazard Clean-Up.

We work directly with all insurance companies.  Feel free to give us a call with any questions.