Hurricane Irma Destroys Multiple Commercial Buildings
Shops Destroyed in Barbuda by Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma is one of the most intense atlantic hurricanes in history. It is also one of the most intense hurricanes to hit the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Irma quickly worked its' way up to a category 5 hurricane. While it was at its' highest category it hit Saint Martin, the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, Anguilla, and many more atlantic islands.
Commercial Buildings Destroyed
On top of multiple homes, multiple commercial buildings like hotels, restaurants and bars, shops, and even airports were destroyed by this hurricane. Buildings have been submerged in water, trees have fallen on roofs, windows have been blown out, and many of the islands are over 90% destroyed.
Hurricane Irma Hits The US
As Hurricane Irma hits Florida and other parts of the East coast and United States, SERVPRO of West Greenville County continues to collect donations for the victims of the hurricane. We are collecting pet food and diapers, so if you would like to make a donation please call 864-292-8570 or check out our last blog for more information!
Our hearts are heavy as we see how Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have destroyed many towns. Here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County we like to do anything we can to help!!
Hurricane Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 Hurricane that hit SouthEastern Texas this past week. It has caused major damage to many towns and homes in Texas. Some towns have experienced over 45 inches of rain, and there have been 39 deaths reported.
We Want To Help
The faculty and staff here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County are wanting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We will be collecting pet food and diapers to send to Texas. SERVPRO Industries is partnered with American Red Cross to help in assisting those in need, and after seeing the people of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey we felt the need to help.
We will be collecting donations for the next several weeks and will deliver to American Red Cross every Friday. Donations can be Dropped off at SERVPRO of West Greenville County's office located at 225 W. Stone Ave Greenville, SC 29609.
If you have any questions please call us at (864)-292-8570. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Total Solar Eclipse in Greenville, SC
On August 21st we wish for no storms in sight and clear skies as Greenville, SC experiences the total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and earth. This total solar eclipse is extremely rare because it is the first time the path of totality exclusively will cross the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. It also is only crossing the United States, and this is the first time a total solar eclipse is visible from coast to coast of the United States and no other country in 241 years.
The eclipse is expected to pass through Greenville around 2:38 PM and will last approximately two minutes and thirty seconds. The state of South Carolina could have anywhere from 500,00 visitors to 2 million visitors.
In order to view the eclipse you need eclipse glasses certified by ISO. The only moment when it is safe to watch the total solar eclipse without safety glasses is when the moon completely blacks out the sun.
There are multiple events happening in Greenville, SC to watch the total solar eclipse and SERVPRO of West Greenville County can't wait to attend a few of them! Let's hope the sky is clear and there aren't any storms that occur on August 21st in Greenville, SC. Be sure to experience this once in a life time opportunity and watch the total solar eclipse!!
Water Damage Restoration in Greenville, SC due to Toilet Overflow
While a family was away on vacation, their Greenville, SC home flooded due to the toilet in the upstairs master bathroom overflowing. Three levels of their home were affected and had water damage. The ceilings, walls, and hardwood floors all needed to be dried and restored. The before picture shows the damage to the hardwood floors from the water, and the after picture shows the same hardwood floors just a few days later.
This home called SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 10:00 at night and we were out there restoring the water damage until 8:00 AM the following morning. SERVPRO of West Greenville County is a 24 hour residential and commercial restoration and cleaning emergency service company. We are dedicated to our work and will do our very best to restore your home as soon as possible.
If you need water damage restoration completed in your Greenville, SC home or commercial building call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!!
Heavy Rains Flood Parts of South Carolina
After many storms and heavy rainfall, the Columbia, SC area experienced flooding and road closures on the night of July 23rd. The storm caused a lot of streets to be covered in inches of water leading to the city having to shut down multiple intersections. Many trees also fell and blocked roads and damaged houses and cars. Not only were roads blocked and covered in water, but there were approximately 1500 power outages in the Columbia, SC area.
What people just expected to be another typical summer storm ended up damaging people's homes and the city of Columbia. If you experience storm damage to your home or commercial business office don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to fix all of your problems. We are a 24 hour emergency service cleanup and restoration company that specializes in water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and commercial services.
Having a storm damage your home can be very scary, but have no fear because SERVPRO of West Greenville County is always here to help!
Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you experience storm damage to your West Greenville County home!
Need Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County!
SERVPRO of West Greenville County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency. We are a locally owned and operated restoration company and are trusted leaders in the industry. We have highly trained restoration and remediation technicians who will make your home look "Like it never even happened."
Mold remediation is something that needs to be taken very seriously and should be done by professionals. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has technicians with trained experience in mold remediation who can handle any job no matter how big or small. Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:
- Emergency Contact - 864-292-8570
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
Mold is the last thing you want in your home or commercial building. If you suspect there is mold in your home do not be afraid to call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!
Summer Storms are in Full Swing
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
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 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!
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
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!
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