WHY SERVPRO 2021
SERVPRO of West Greenville County has been acquiring new equipment so that we can be prepared for any size disaster. Our new commercial grade Desiccant Dehumidifier, paired with our new extended trailer and commercial size generator allow us to get out to any job, in any weather climate. This will allow us to help not only our community, but our fellow SERVPRO’s on the coast during hurricane season. Not only will we be able to aid in mitigation services, we can tackle whole projects while we’re there as well. We have received and assembled our final equipment to handle larger commercial and residential projects. Lastly, at the very beginning of 20201, we broke ground on our new SERVPRO facility that will give us the space to store this extra equipment, as well as customers contents before, during, and after cleaning. Our highly trained Team is here to help throughout the process whenever a disaster happens. Give us a call for your large or small mitigation or remediation needs at SERVPRO West Greenville County at (864)-224-8570!
Potential Causes for Holiday Fires
Fires around the holidays are very common. SERVPRO of West Greenville County hopes everyone has had a fire free holiday season. Here are the main causes of holiday/winter fires:
During the winter and holiday season people use their fireplaces more. Be sure to clean out your fireplace and watch the fire until it is completely burned out.
Throughout the holiday season people tend to cook more. Many people will start cooking and leave their food unattended. If you are cooking in the oven, do not forget to turn it off!!
Make sure the lights you choose to decorate with do not have frayed wires. This could easily start an electrical fire. We recommend you do not leave lights up year-round, as the chances of that strand catching fire increases.
People also tend to light more candles during the winter and holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association, four of the five most dangerous days of the year for residential candle fires are Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. If you light a candle, make sure it is away from anything that could blow on it and catch fire. Also make sure it is on a sturdy surface and you don't forget to blow it out.
It is very common for a Christmas tree to catch fire if it is not treated properly. Make sure you water your Christmas tree if it is real in order to reduce the chance of it catching fire.
If you happen to experience a fire don't forget you can call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!!
WHY SERVPRO? West Greenville County COVID-19 Cleaning
The global COVID-19 pandemic that hit the United States in early March has changed the way that we do things in many aspects of our lives. Here at SERVPRO of West Greenville, it has changed what it means to be clean. During these unprecedented times, our production team has been working tirelessly to help sanitize and clean our local communities’ businesses, churches, and medical facilities. Our crew make it a priority to get out to any COVID-19 job within 24 hours of being called, because we know how important it is to keep business running. SERVPRO West Greenville County has the most dedicated production manager who always has her phone on for round the clock services. If you find that your business is in need of our services, make sure to give us a call at (864)-292-8570.
New Desiccant Dehumidifier
SERVPRO West Greenville Desiccant Dehumidifier
As SERVPRO of West Greenville County continues to grow, so do the jobs that we work on. This year has been an incredible year of growth where our production team has tackled jobs bigger than we ever thought we would. With all of this growth, it is only necessary that we keep up with the pace and add some new equipment that will allow us to function faster and better than ever. This huge new desiccant dehumidifier will allow us to get the job done in large commercial spaces in a hurry so that businesses can get back to normal after disaster strikes. Desiccant dehumidifiers dry differently than most dehumidifiers in that they use the chemical desiccant to do so. This commercial grade desiccant dehumidifier has the ability to dry already dry air and extremely difficult to try materials at extreme hot and cold temperatures!
Make sure you give us a call for any of your restoration needs, at SERVPRO West Greenville County. (864)-292-8570.
October is Fire Prevention Month!
Did you know that October was named fire prevention month because of the great fire that took place in Chicago in 1871? It is important that we raise awareness to the families and businesses of our community but educating people on how to practice fire safety. This year the NFPA’s 2020 campaign for Fire Safety Month is, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”.
SERVPRO of West Greenville County is happy to support this campaign and we have a few tips for how you can practice fire safety while in the kitchen.
- Install a smoke detector near, but not in the kitchen.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- Keep dish towels, potholders, and paper towels away from the stove.
While it is important to know how to prevent a fire in your kitchen, accidents do still happen and can be devastating to your family’s home. SERVPRO of West Greenville County can assist with the clean-up, demolition, and restoration of any house fire. Our production crew is always, “Here to Help”!
SERVPRO of West Greenville County is 'Here to Help'!
The 2020 hurricane season is in full swing with up to 4 organized systems currently in the Atlantic. Hurricane Sally made her landfall to the Florida and Alabama boarder, affecting hundreds of people and their homes. Sally unleashed up to 30 inches from Florida to Alabama, causing some major flooding in the area.
While many people did choose to evacuate for the storm, it is possible that they will be coming home to some major water damage from the flooding. Our production crew was eager to get to the gulf and lend a helping hand. September 17th, Thursday afternoon, a group of our production crew left for the gulf with all the proper equipment to help those in need.
If you or anyone you know has experienced damage from Hurricane Sally and her torrential rains, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to help restore you home. Our team offers 24-hour service and they are trained to handle any size disaster.
Give us a call at (864)-292-8570
Commercial Business suffers Vandalism
Business suffers vandalism.
This commercial business suffered some serious vandalism over the night. As you can see in the photo, someone broke in through their windowed garage door. There was a good amount of damage done to their business, including some chemical/bio cleaning that needed professional hands. They called out SERVPRO to help clean their office areas, as well as board up their broken window.
We here at SERVPRO understand that something like vandalism can be very scary, but we are always, ‘Here To Help’. The customer was happy to happy to be able to call on our awesome production crew and know that the mess was taken care of. SERVPRO of West Greenville is equipped to deal with not only things like vandalism clean up, but also more serious health hazard cleanings. If you find that your business has been vandalized and you need similar services to this business, give us a call at SERVPRO West Greenville County at (864)292-8570.
As the weather changes, we are starting to come into hurricane season here on the East Coast. While these storms rarely come as far inland as Greenville, it is not unheard of like we learned with Hurricane Florence. Here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County, we are prepared for anything and want to make sure that as homeowners, you are too!
We prepare for incoming storms by making sure that we are stocked up on products to help clean your homes and by refreshing the production team’s knowledge with courses in restoration and water mitigation.
YOU can prepare by reading our blog on Categories of Water Damage, that way if disaster does strike, you can be educated on what you are dealing with. Another important tip is knowing where the water shut-off valve is for the home and knowing the right people to call in case there is damage beyond your ability to fix.
At SERVPRO of West Greenville County, we can be reached, day or night at (864)-292-8570.
Different Types of Water Damage
Often times after someone has experienced water damage in their home, they do not know what the next step is. An important part of knowing what to do next, is knowing what kind of water you are dealing with. So that SERVPRO West Greenville County can help you as fast as possible, here are some helpful tips to look for when dealing with water damage in your home. The categories of water damage are defined by the Institute of International Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Category 1 (White Water)
Category 1 water damage is caused by water that does not contain contaminates that pose a threat to your health, or clean water. Clean water damage can come from things like a malfunctioning appliance, supply lines, and rainwater. Although category 1 home floods are safe to clean up yourself, it is important to know that clean water can quickly turn into category 2 water damage if left standing for as little as 48 hours.
Category 2 (Grey Water)
Category 2 water damage, sometimes also referred to as greywater, refers to water that is not sewage, but does contain contaminants. This can include water damage that comes from washing machines, dishwashers, bathtubs, sinks, or an overflowing plumbing fixture. Floodwater that comes from a weather event is also put into the greywater category. If your home has category 2 flooding, it is important to wear protective gear if you attempt to clean it.
Category 3 (Black Water)
Category 3 water, or blackwater, is defined as water that is contaminated with pathogens or toxins, such as human waste. In your home, this can come from broken sewage pipes or toilets. Flooding from a weather event that enters a building as a result of a storm or hurricane, can potentially carry contaminants that puts it in the category of blackwater.
When it comes to home flooding, category 3 water damage pose the biggest threat to your immediate health and can be the most destructive. Due to the nature of the water, most contents that it comes in contact with are unsalvageable and must be torn out.
If you think that your home has been affected by a Category 3 flooding, it is advisable to contact a professional to help you deal with the issue. SERVPRO West Greenville County is equipped with the right materials and crew to help make it "Like it never even happened."
Resources we have to Handle Storm Damage
SERVPRO of West Greenville specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. Storms can cause a lot more damage to your home than just flooding. 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, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
When storms hit , we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of over 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 864-292-8570. We want to help you get your home back to normal in no time!