How to Prevent a Kitchen Fire
Kitchen fires are some of the main causes of a home fire. Here are 10 tips on how to prevent kitchen fires:
- Never leave a cooking area unattended.
- Clean cooking surfaces regularly to avoid grease buildup.
- Never wear loose clothing while cooking near an open flame.
- Keep pot holders, towels, utensils, plastic bags, oven mitts etc. away from anything that generates heat in your kitchen.
- Check your kitchen before you leave the house or go to bed to make your sure everything is turned off.
- Have smoke alarms installed in your kitchen and throughout your home.
- Use a timer to remember that the stove or oven is on.
- Unplug electric appliances when they aren't in use.
- Use caution with what you put in the microwave- make sure you are using microwave safe containers.
- Don't overfill pots and pans with oil or grease.
SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants you to be safe and aware of the safety tips of cooking in a kitchen. If you do ever experience a home fire, call us at 864-292-8570 and we will help restore your home!
African Dust Allows Less Storms to Form
Have you noticed that this year's hurricane season has been quieter than normal? There have not been as many tropical storms as there usually are, and part of the reason is because of this season's African dust.
The amount of African dust over the eastern and central Atlantic Ocean is inhibiting tropical storm development. Although this dust occurs almost every year, some years there is more dust than others. The dust is created in the Sahara Desert and is blown through the Caribbean Sea and Gulf Coast by strong winds. This dust creates extremely dry air over the ocean which can prevent tropical storms from progressing.
This year the African dust has prevented a lot of tropical storms from forming so far. Part of Hurricane season is still upon us, but hopefully the African dust will continue to prevent some storms from forming.
Call SERVPRO today if you experience storm damage.
Hurricane Dorian Destroys Multiple Commercial Buildings
Hurricane Dorian is one of the most intense atlantic hurricanes in history. It was one of the few hurricanes to reach category five- the highest level possible.
Hurricane Dorian quickly worked its' way up to a category 5 hurricane. While it was at its' highest category it hit the Bahamas extremely hard causing destruction to multiple homes as well as commercial areas.
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 Dorian Hits The US
As Hurricane Dorian hit Florida and other parts of the East coast and United States, the hurricane intensity went down. SERVPRO of West Greenville County understands many people's homes may be damaged due to the hurricane, and we are always here to help.
Our hearts are heavy as we see how Hurricane Dorian has damaged many towns. Here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County we like to do anything we can to help!!
Why You Should Fix Water Damage ASAP
When your property has been damaged by water, you do not have time to wait for a convenient time to start the restoration process. Not only will the water damage continue to get worse and make the restoration process timelier, but it can also cause mold growth in your home if you do not start the restoration process immediately. There is a 24 to 48 hour window from the time something gets wet until mold can start to grow. Once mold stars to grow it can spread very fast.
In order to protect the damage in your home from getting worse it is best to call a restoration service as soon as you find the water damage. That is why SERVPRO of West Greenville County is a 24 hour emergency restoration service. We are here to help at any time of the day or night to restore your home back to normal!
Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County today (864)-292-8570
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!
Water Damage in Your Kitchen and Laundry Room
A leaking refrigerator, or a leaking washer, can cause damage to your home's kitchen and laundry room very fast. If this happens call SERVPRO of West Greenville County and we will help restore your house back to normal. We know the importance of your kitchen and laundry room, so we will work as efficiently as possible to make sure you are back in your home in no time.
Many homes experience water damage every year and need someone to come restore their home from the damage.
If this is you call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570.
Our crew is trained and ready to handle any size job you give us! We have endless equipment that can handle any water damage job. We will bring this equipment into your home and restore it back to its normal condition in no time. Your home will look like the incident never even happened. For more information visit our SERVPRO Facebook page.
SERVPRO has the Resources to Handle Floods and Storms
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!
We Offer Emergency Storm Damage Restoration Services
SERVPRO of West Greenville County is available 24 hours a day for storm and 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.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today – 864-292-8570
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 West Greenville County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water and storm 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)?
We are ready to help, so call us today!
Commercial Restoration Services
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.
Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 for your commercial restoration needs!
Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration
Have you ever experienced a home or commercial building fire? If you have, you know it can be an extremely scary time for multiple people. SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in fire damage restoration and we are here to help you! We assure you we have the expertise to make sure your home is restored properly.
We have experience working with commercial and residential fires. Multiple of our fire damage restoration jobs have been rooted from kitchen fires. A lot of times the walls and ceiling are the main areas that are damaged. Homeowners call SERVPRO in hopes that we could restore their home back to how it was before the fire happened, and we do just that!
If you ever experience a fire and need to restore your home, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570! We work efficiently and effectively to get the job done!