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Summer Storms are in Full Swing

7/17/2017 (Permalink)

There are almost 16 million thunderstorms each year and most last about 30 minutes. Moisture and warm air are crucial for a thunderstorm to occur, so it makes sense why more storms occur in the summertime. With Summer in full swing, we are beginning to experience the storms that come with Summer. Storms can tear up your home and cause damage and flooding. 

Storm and flood damage require specialized restoration techniques and equipment. When a storm hits your West Greenville County home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise. SERVPRO of West Greenville County can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. 

In the past we have had multiple commercial businesses and homeowners who have asked us to help them repair their storm damage. They are always pleased with the knowledge, efficiency, and mannerism from the workers at SERVPRO of West Greenville County. 

A storm damaging your home can be an extremely scary and stressful experience; however, SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to make the situation as easy and stress-free as possible! 

Call 864-292-8570 today if you experienced storm damage to your home or commercial building!

Everything You Need to Know About Black Mold

7/13/2017 (Permalink)

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys Chartarum

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold. It is most likely to appear in areas that are warm, humid, and damp. Black mold can cause a musty smell, similar to dirt, in your home. Mold can come in a variety of colors. Black mold is typically a dark greenish-black color. However, just because mold is not this color does not mean it is not harmless.  

You should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb it. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure.

If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of West Greenville County immediately at 864-292-8570  

Need Commercial Cleaning? Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Not only does SERVPRO of West Greenville County have commercial restoration services, but we also have commercial cleaning services. Professional cleaning helps to protect your carpet and upholstery and increase its life-span. You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of West Greenville County for prompt service. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your work space look its very best. 

Specialty Cleaning Services

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Bio-hazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism 

If your business needs any type of cleaning completed call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 and we will be sure to make your business look better than ever!!

West Greenville County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage West Greenville County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! This West Greenville County's basement flooded and SERVPRO restored it back to normal in no time!

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your West Greenville County 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 many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - 864-292-8570

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of West Greenville County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re 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 use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 864-292-8570

Fireworks and Fire Damage

7/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fireworks and Fire Damage Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County if you experience a fire!

Fireworks are used often when a holiday or special event occurs. With the fourth of July recently occurring there have been many fires reported around West Greenville County due to fireworks. Fireworks start around 18,500 fires per year, whether it be a structure fire, vehicle fire, or outside fire.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants nothing more than our residents to be safe while using fireworks.

Here are a few firework safety tips:

  1. Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
  2. Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
  3. Point fireworks away from people and homes.
  4. Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.
  5. Have a hose or bucket of water nearby.
  6. Obey all local laws regarding the use of fireworks.

If something happens to go wrong and you experience fire damage call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570

When your West Greenville home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts. You may feel stressed and confused after such a disaster, and you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the specialized fire and water damage equipment and expertise to help you through this tough time.We promise to treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care. 

Restoring Your West Greenville County Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at West Greenville County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of West Greenville County

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. 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.

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

West Greenville County Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage West Greenville County Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your West Greenville County Home

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, 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 comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of West Greenville County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 864-292-8570

Faster to your West Greenville County Water Damage Event

7/7/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of West Greenville County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of West Greenville County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 – 864-292-8570

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of West Greenville County

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. 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.

West Greenville County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation West Greenville County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of West Greenville County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 864-292-8570

When Storms or Floods hit West Greenville SERVPRO is ready!!

6/29/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit West Greenville SERVPRO is ready!! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 so call us today!

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore you property to it pre-storm condition. We have endless supplies and resources to restore your home back to normal in no time!

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Floods and storms don't wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. Our highly trained technicians are available 24 hours seven days a week.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit West Greenville County we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,700 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States. No job is too large for us to handle!

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today at 864-292-8570