What You Should 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.
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Summer Storm Damage
Moisture and warm air are crucial for a thunderstorm to occur, which is why more storms occur in the summer. There are almost 16 million thunderstorms each year and most last about 30 minutes. With summer in full swing, we are beginning to experience more and more thunderstorms. A storm has the potential to damage your home and cause flooding.
Storm and flood damage requires specialized restoration techniques and equipment, and SERVPRO of West Greenville County has both of those. SERVPRO of West Greenville County is a 24 hour emergency restoration service and can respond at any time to your storm damage.
In the past we have had multiple homeowners and commercial businesses who have asked for our help to repair storm damage. They are always pleased with the knowledge, efficiency, and mannerism from the workers at SERVPRO of West Greenville County.
Call 864-292-8570 if you experience storm damage this summer!
Commercial Cleaning Job
A local church was vandalized and called SERVPRO of West Greenville County to help clean up the damage. We have been working hard to remove trash and broken glass, vacuum, and remove stains in order to get the church looking like it did before the incident. The church has been very pleased with how quick SERVPRO has been to clean up the remains and damage from the vandelism.
There is never a convenient time to experience damage to your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning is an hour lost in productivity for your business. That is why SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the training and expertise to respond promptly to get your property back to business. Whether you experience commercial water or fire damage, or just want your property cleaned, SERVPRO is here to help!
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Water Damage Restoration Job
The dining rom during the restoration process.
Due to heavy rainfall, a home in West Greenville County has experienced water coming up from under the house's foundation leading to water damage in the downstairs of the home. The main area affected was the dining room. It took SERVPRO of West Greenville County less than a week to restore this home and get it back to the way it was before the damage. The owner of the home was very pleased with the results and how quickly SERVPRO of West Greenville County completed the job.
Water damage can be very serious. If your property has been damaged by water caused by flooding or water leaks, we have the experience, expertise and equipment to restore your property properly.
Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you have water or flood damage at your commercial or residential property!
Local Church Fire Damage
One of the offices damaged by the fire.
A local church experienced was broken into and the person set fire to two offices and the auditorium in the church. The fire also caused a water line to spray water leading to water damage throughout the church as well. This left the church with fire and water damage in multiple rooms. SERVPRO of West Greenville County is continuing to help this church restore their property after this tragic incident. The people at the church are very thankful for SERVPRO and the work they are putting in to get the church back to normal.
Damage caused by a fire is devastating for everyone involved. It's a stressful and confusing time. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we'll always treat your property and belongings with care.
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24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of West Greenville County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. 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.
SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration.We have completed a number of jobs in the West Greenville County area and know we have the skills to help you too!
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.
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Commercial Water Damage Restoration
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.
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Fireworks are ofen used when a holiday or special event occurs. With the fourth of July coming up next week SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants to share a few tips to make sure you are staying safe. 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:
- Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
- Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
- Point fireworks away from people and homes.
- Stand several feet away from lit fireworks.
- Have a hose or bucket of water nearby.
- 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.
Things to do to Your House Before Leaving for Vacation
With summer in full swing, everyone is now leaving their homes for a few days and vacationing. Before you leave for vacation, you should never leave your home as is. Taking caution in order to make sure your house does not catch fire or flood while you are gone is extremely important. Here are a few tips on what you should do to your home before leaving to make sure when you return it looks just like it did before you left!
Turn off your water supply
Leaks can happen whether you are home or not. However, the last thing you want to come home to after you have been on vacation is a flooded house. Turning off your water supply should prevent any leaks in your home.
Unplug all electronics
Plugged in electronics can lead to an electrical fire. Not only will unplugging your electronics prevent your home from catching fire, but it will also allow you to save on your electrical bill.
Adjust your thermostat
Adjusting your thermostat a few degrees higher than normal will also allow you to save on your electricity bill. Only adjusting it, and not turning it completely off, will allow the air to still circulate regulating the mold and humidity in your home.
Clean out your fridge
Throw away all food that might expire while you are away. You do not want to come home to mold or an odor in your fridge from expired food.
Take out the trash
Taking out the trash before you leave will also prevent an odor in your home when you return. Not taking out your trash could also lead to bugs coming in your home.
Turn off your gas
To prevent any possible gas leaks, which can lead to your home catching fire, turn off your gas before leaving.
Check your smoke detectors
Take precaution and check your smoke detectors just in case a fire does start in your home while you are away. One of the worst things that can happen while you are not home is your house catching fire and no one knowing because your smoke detectors do not work.
Lock all doors and windows
One of the most essential steps for you to complete before leaving for vacation is locking all your doors and windows. Coming home to your home being broken into would ruin your vacation. Keep your house safe by ensuring everything is locked before you leave.
Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation
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.
Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. 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.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
If you experience a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.
If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County today- 864-292-8570