Recent Water Damage Posts

When Your Hot Water Heater Fails SERVPRO® Is Available 24/7 To Assist

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

Hot water heater in a water heater closet Failure to check your hot water heater on a regular basis can result in water and mold damage.

Rarely is a hot water heater right out in the open like a couch, or television.  They are usually out of sight, which leads them to be out of mind. A hot water heater can have a water line fail, or even the holding tank can form a leak.  If it is a small leak the moisture from the closet being closed will begin to form mold. Not until the water line actually forms a larger hole allowing the water to escape through the bottom of the door, which allows the water to infiltrate into the adjoining room, or rooms.  The water supply will need to be cut off, and the hot water heater removed.  Once this is done SERVPRO can begin a water mitigation, and once completely dried out can begin a mold remediation. SERVPRO will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Water Damage Can Happen In Levels Not Used On A Regular Basis

6/22/2022 (Permalink)

Unused lower level of home had a pipe break causing water damage that went unnoticed Check all levels and rooms throughout your home to avoid unnecessary water damage

Sometimes in homes that are multi-level and there is only two living in the home, it's generally because the kids are grown and gone. When there is a lower level, it is easy to go days or weeks without going downstairs. There is potential for damage if you have a downstairs bathroom and a water line breaks. The water can run for days causing heavy water damage. At this residence, the water did run for days, and the water covered the entire downstairs. The lower level had two bedrooms, a game room, storage room, and bathroom.  There was carpet throughout, all of which had to be removed.  The drywall acted as a wick and the water line on the walls went up several feet.  From the floor up to four feet had to be removed from the drywall. SERVPRO removed and hauled off the debris. 

If you have a multi-level home, it is best to check the different levels on a regular basis to avoid unnecessary damage.  If you do  suffer a water loss call SERVPRO, we will get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO® Because Time Matters

6/8/2022 (Permalink)

Refrigerator water line broke flooding the kitchen SERVPRO® is ready to respond 24/7 because we understand that for you loss time matters.

Sometimes in homes that are multi-level and there is only two living in the home, it's generally because the kids are grown and gone. When there is a lower level, it is easy to go days or weeks without going downstairs. There is potential for damage if you have a downstairs bathroom and a water line breaks. The water can run for days causing heavy water damage. At this residence, the water did run for days, and the water covered the entire downstairs. The lower level had two bedrooms, a game room, storage room, and bathroom.  There was carpet throughout, all of which had to be removed.  The drywall acted as a wick and the water line on the walls went up several feet.  From the floor up to four feet had to be removed from the drywall. SERVPRO removed and hauled off the debris. 

If you have a multi-level home, it is best to check the different levels on a regular basis to avoid unnecessary damage.  If you do  suffer a water loss call SERVPRO, we will 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.”

Vanity Water Line Fails in Gaffney Causing Water Damage

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Water line under bathroom vanity fails Failed water line for bathroom vanity fails causing water damage at a residence in Gaffney.

When a water supply line to a vanity fails the water just doesn't stop under the sink. It continues to run, flooding anything, or room in its path until the water source is shut off. It is important to know where, and how to shut off the water supply to your home, or business in order to avoid further water damage. Quickness is key to avoiding further damage to your home, or business as if left too long mold can develop.  SERVPRO will provide a Water Mitigation, and a Mold Remediation to help avoid mold issues in the future.  SERVPRO technicians use Moisture Meters daily to monitor the drying process until there is a complete dry out. 

When faced with water damage SERVPRO is your number one resource to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Recommends You Check Your Hot Water Heater On A Regular Basis

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Hot water in a closet surrounded with mold Failure to check your hot water heater on a regular basis can result in water and mold damage.

Rarely is a hot water heater right out in the open like a couch, or television.  They are usually out of sight, which leads them to be out of mind. A hot water heater can have a water line fail, or even the holding tank can form a leak.  If it is a small leak the moisture from the closet being closed will begin to form mold.  Mold in itself is a major issue as it can cause health issues.  Not until the water line actually forms a larger hole allowing the water to escape through the bottom of the door, which allows the water to infiltrate into the adjoining room, or rooms.  The water supply will nee to be cut off, and the hot water heater removed.  Once this is done SERVPRO can begin a water mitigation, and once completely dried out can begin a mold remediation. SERVPRO will get you back to "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Recommends Moving Your Refrigerator Occasionally If You Have A Water Line Attached

7/7/2021 (Permalink)

Refrigerator has been moved to expose water damage and mold Checking your water line to your refrigerator to help to avoid extensive water damage and mold.

When a water supply line to the refrigerator goes unchecked there is potential that a water leak can develop.  Once the leak starts and goes without notice there is potential for not just water damage, but mold can and will develop as well.  As you can see in the picture there was water damage which also affected the floor below, and mold had developed. Should you discover water damage and/or mold damage, call SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC Certified and will walk you through the steps that need to be taken for a complete dry out. A Water Mitigation will be the first step, and depending on the extent of water damage will determine the number of days for the drying process.  Normally it is three days.  Once completely dried a Mold Remediation will be performed to avoid the potential of mold in the future.

We can help get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Unattended Lower Level of Home Suffers Heavy Water Damage

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

hallway with flooring removed to the subfloor Check all levels and rooms throughout your home to avoid unnecessary water damage

Sometimes in homes that are multi-level and there is only two living in the home, it's generally because the kids are grown and gone. When there is a lower level, it is easy to go days or weeks without going downstairs. There is potential for damage if you have a downstairs bathroom and a water line breaks. The water can run for days causing heavy water damage. At this residence, the water did run for days, and the water covered the entire downstairs. The lower level had two bedrooms, a game room, storage room, and bathroom.  There was carpet throughout, all of which had to be removed.  The drywall acted as a wick and the water line on the walls went up several feet.  From the floor up to four feet had to be removed from the drywall. SERVPRO removed and hauled off the debris. 

If you have a multi-level home, it is best to check the different levels on a regular basis to avoid unnecessary damage.  If you do  suffer a water loss call SERVPRO, we will get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

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.”

(Chester,Cherokee,Fairfield & Union Counties) We specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at anytime,although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall.Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and normally built partly or entirely below ground level.There are a number of reasons why your building or basement could flood,including:a blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe,heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home,storm sewer backup,sanitary sewer backup,foundation drainage failure,water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure,and more.Call today (803)581-1570 or (864)490-3954.If flood water is not handled quickly and properly,it can jeopardize you health,safety,and cause severe damage to your home or business.Remember, the longer you wait,the worse the problem will get.It is worth making a call as soon as possible.Our trained professional crews will handle the situation safely and correctly.We are Available 24 hours/7 days a week.We are a preferred vendor to many national insurance companies.We bill the insurance directly,one less thing for you to worry about.Our technicians are highly trained in water restoration techniques.We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment.

Faster to your Disaster

5/14/2018 (Permalink)

We provide emergency response for water damages 24/7/365 for both residential and commercial.

Flooding and water emergencies do not wait until regular business hours and neither do we. These situations do not always occur when someone is at home. We provide emergency response services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. We quickly get there and extract water then start the drying process immediately. We will coordinate with you so we can monitor the drying process on a daily basis until completion.  The normal drying process time is 3-5 days.

Since we work with all insurance companies, we can make your claim process easier by handling our responsibilities in submitting all the necessary documents & pictures your adjuster will need from us.

If ever needed ... call us immediately

803-581-1570 or 864-490-3954

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service for Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield & Union counties

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

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.