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Firework Safety TIps

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

Fireworks are used often when a holiday or special event occurs. With July 4th just happening, we wanted to inform you of some firework safety tips. 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. 

Safety Tips to Prevent Water or Fire Damage Before You Leave for Vacation

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

With summer in full swing, everyone is now leaving their homes for a few days and going on vacation. 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. 

Commercial Services

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Greenville County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (864) 292-8570

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Greenville County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

We also offer residential restorations services as well.

Experienced Flooding from a Storm?

7/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration. We understand Summer Storms can often cause water damage in your home. Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. With some of the worst storm months coming up, we want you to know why SERVPRO is great for your water damage restoration.

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.

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.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to help you and get your home back to normal in no time!

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

SERVPRO of West Greenville Helps With Commercial Cleaning

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know SERVPRO of West Greenville County doesn't just take on water or fire damage restoration or mold remediation jobs? We also do commercial cleaning! Whether you need your carpets cleaned or your bathroom cleaned, SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to help!

We have completed commercial cleaning for a multiple West Greenville businesses. The businesses we have helped have been impressed with how fast SERVPRO of West Greenville County can clean their company. From vacuuming, to dusting, to mopping, to cleaning bathrooms SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to help!

Every commercial property experiences wear and tear. You can count on SERVPRO of West Greenville County to make your work space look its vert best! Whether it's removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can count on us!

Call us at 864-292-8570 if you have commercial cleaning you need done! 

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Many homes experience water damage every year and need someone to come restore their home from the damage. Whether you experience water damage from a leaking washing machine, toilet, dishwasher, or even a storm SERVPRO of West Greenville County can help. Water damage can spread fast and is something that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 if your home or commercial building experiences water damage

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 better than it did before the incident occurred. We assure you we will get the job done just the way you want it. For more information visit our SERVPRO Facebook page. 

Commercial Cleaning Services by SERVPRO

6/24/2020 (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 or restoration services completed call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 today!

Do You Need Help Fixing your Water Damage Restoration?

6/24/2020 (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. We understand the fear the customer has when they experience water damage to their home. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs for the customer.

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.

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

Smoke and Soot Damage After a Fire

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

If you've experienced a home or building fire, then you know how smoke and soot can damage your property. 

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

Summer Storms and SERVPRO is Here to Help!

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

With Summer storms coming up, we want to let you know how we can help if a storm damages your home!

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