The last thing most people want to find in their home is mold. Many people find mold in their home and have to go through mold remediation, however there are some things you can do to help prevent mold from growing in your home.
Mold Prevention Tips
- Keep humidity levels low.
- Make sure your home has good ventilation.
- Make sure you don't have any leaks in your home.
- If you experience water damage, dry out your home as soon as possible.
- Clean bathroom areas with mold killing products.
What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home
- Do not touch the mold.
- Stay out of the room where you found the mold.
- Turn off your HVAC unit.
- Get your house tested to make sure you actually have mold.
- If you do have mold, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to complete your mold remediation!
Mold can spread quickly throughout your home in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your business or home has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570 to inspect your home and complete mold remediation! We are highly trained mold remediation specialists and use advanced mold remediation techniques and equipment to get your home mold free as soon as possible.
Fire Safety Tips
Fire safety is a very important thing to be aware of, and everyone should know the basic safety procedures to prepare for a possible fire and what to do if a fire occurs.
Preparing for Home Fires
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
- Test smoke alarms every month to make sure they are working properly.
- Plan and discuss a fire escape plan with your family.
During a Fire
- Escape immediately using the best route.
- If a door handle or door feels warm, do not open it and get out of the home using a different route.
- Once you are out to the building call 911.
- Never go back inside for anything.
- If your clothes catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL!
- If you're stuck inside the house, cover any area where smoke might get in and find a way to signal help that you are still in the house. Do this by either calling 911 and telling them, or find a flashlight or phone light and hold it up to a window.
These are just a few of the basic rules in dealing with home fires. If you experience a home fire, SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to make this hard situation much more bearable.
Call us at 864-292-8570 if you need help restoring your home after fire damage!
This is the latest path of Hurricane Florence.
Hurricane Florence, currently a category 2 hurricane, is on a path to hit the Carolinas beginning on Thursday night and throughout the weekend. Meteorologists are predicting the hurricane will stall on the coast of the Carolinas Thursday night to Saturday, then start to move inland. This could cause even more damage to the coast than originally expected.
SERVPRO of West Greenville County is on alert and preparing for local impact as a result of Hurricane Florence. Florence is expected to be a major hurricane and the current path is forecast to make an impact on our local area. Our SERVPROteams are aware, organized and ready to pitch in once the storm passes.
Wind damage and flooding are likely to occur with this storm, and we are ready with the right equipment to help alleviate damage to property. Local forecasters are now predicting extreme amounts of rainfall and flooding for our area. Please be safe during this powerful storm and heed any warnings that may be issued.
Commercial and Residential Restoration Services
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
Whether your Greenville County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Cleaning Services
- Building/Reconstruction 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.
- Commercial Water Damage Restoration
- Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
Basement Water Damage
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your West Greenville County basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today - 864-292-8570
If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of West Greenville County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
African Dust Helps Prevent Tropical Storms from Forming
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. The rest of the hurricane season is also expected to be quieter than usual.
Why You Should Fix Water Damage Immediately
This home experienced water damage and did not start the restoration process immediately. This was the result.
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
Commercial Office Water Damage
One of the offices affected by the water damage.
A commercial customer experienced water damage to two offices. The carpet was extremely saturated with water and the ceiling tiles had fallen. SERVPRO of West Greenville County removed the base on the affected walls, removed the wet ceiling tiles and insulation, and placed equipment to dry all the affected areas. In only 6 days, the offices were dried and restored to normal. The owner was thrilled with how fast SERVPRO of West Greenville County completed the job so they could get back to working in the building.
Immediate action for storm, flood, and water damage is crucial. That's why SERVPRO is a 24 hour emergency restoration service. We're faster to any size disaster and are highly trained storm and water damage specialists. Call us today (864)-292-8570!
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.
Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County for Mold Remediation!
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!