Potential Causes of 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 fire places 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 of West Greenville County
SERVPRO of West Greenville County understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and fix the issue as soon as possible. SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. SERVPRO of West Greenville County can also mitigate mold and mildew from your home or business.
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. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of West Greenville County.
Serving West Greenville County since 2016, SERVPRO of West Greenville County takes great pride in doing our part to ensure the community is the best it can be.
SERVPRO and Mold Remidiation
An apartment in Greenville, SC experienced mold growth earlier this year and SERVPRO was called to help. The mold was found in the master bedroom and the master bedroom closet. We completed an inspection and started to remediate immediately. In just one day SERVPRO of West Greenville County had completed the mold remediation process. The owner said she was very pleased with the job SERVPRO had completed.
Mold can spread extremely fast in your home or business. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and asses your property. We will use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation. SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals and will be sure to do the best job possible.
Call 864-292-8570 today if you need mold remediation completed.
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!