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Commercial Restoration Service is Done Right at SERVPRO

7/2/2019 (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.

Home Safety Tips Before you Leave for Vacation

7/2/2019 (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. 

Fourth of July Firework Safety

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Fireworks are used often when a holiday or special event occurs. With the fourth of July being just about a week away. we want 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. 

SERVPRO Helps with Commercial Cleaning

6/25/2019 (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! 

Water Damage? Call SERVPRO

6/25/2019 (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. 

Have You Experienced Flooding After a Summer Storm?

6/24/2019 (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.

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County for Your Commercial Cleaning

6/20/2019 (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!

All About Smoke and Soot Damage After a Fire

6/13/2019 (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

Fire Damage Restoration Tips

5/29/2019 (Permalink)

This home experienced a kitchen fire.

Experiencing a fire in your home or commercial office can be terrifying and stressful. SERVPRO of West Greenville County understands the stress that comes with restoring your home after a fire, and we are here to help some of that stress go away. 

Below are what we believe to be some of the most important fire damage restoration tips:

Limit Movement in the Building

Be sure to limit the amount of movement and activity in the building where the fire occurred. This prevents the soot from spreading throughout the house and becoming harder to clean. You do not want to make the damage to your home worse. 

Remove Smoke Damage

A lot of the damage from a fire occurs to the walls of the home or building. Whether your walls are painted or you have wallpaper you will need to clean them. If the fire is minor, you most likely can scrub your walls with bleach and detergents to clean them. If the fire is more serious you will probably want to repaint, but give time for the walls to be cleaned and dried. Soot often appears on walls after a fire. Soot is greasy, so be sure to dust this off of the walls before cleaning them.

Remove Mold & Mildew

Often times mold and mildew appears in your home after a fire due to the water that is used to put out the fire. We highly recommend having a fire damage restoration service inspect your house for mold and mildew to help prevent another serious problem from entering your home. Here at SERVPRO we can help restore your home after a fire and make sure no mold appears! 

Repair Carpet and Flooring

Just like the water used to put out the fire can cause mold and mildew, the water can also cause immense damage to your floors. Your carpet and floors end up absorbing a lot of the water that is used to put out the fire. Water can also get under and in the cracks of flooring. This then leads to water damage in your home. Luckily, we are a water and fire damage restoration service, so we can tackle both!

Clean Clothing Properly 

Making sure you clean your clothes after a fire is extremely important. We want to make sure you are able to restore as many things as possible. Be sure to not smear the greasy soot into your clothing- this will be very difficult to get out. Also don't rush to put your clothes in the washing machine. Often times, getting them professionally dry cleaned will be your best option.

Clean Dishes Thoroughly

It is extremely important to wash all of your dishes thoroughly after a house fire because what you put on your dishes will be put into your body. Be sure to scrub all dishes and let them soak in a solution of water and bleach for about 20-30 minutes, then scrub some more. The solution should contain 2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water. Throw out any dishes that do not become fully cleaned.

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to help you with your fire damage restoration needs!!

How SERVPRO is Faster to Any Size Disaster

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Have you experienced water damage like this? We will fix your problem in no time!

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

Why SERVPRO Can Help You After a Summer Storm

5/7/2019 (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

Commercial Water Damage Restoration in your West Greenville Home

4/21/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Certifications

  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program

SERVPRO of West Greenville County 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is available 24 hours a day for 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 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)?

About SERVPRO of West Greenville County

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Does Your West Greenville Home Have a Mold Problem?

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Mold can spread quickly in your home or business in as little as 48 hours. If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County Today- 864-292-8570

Water Damage Restoration 24/7

2/25/2019 (Permalink)

This is an after photo from a bathroom that experienced water damage.

Last week the West Greenville County experienced a lot of rain. We know the effects heavy rain and storms can have on your home.

If you experienced any water damage last week call SERVPRO of West Greenville County today. We are a 24/7 restoration service that specializes and water damage restoration.

Whether your home was damaged from rain, or a pipe breaking, we are here to help you. We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

SERVPRO of West Greenville is here to help you and your home or commercial building. Call us today if you have experienced water damage. 

(864)-292-8570

January CEO Award

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is proud to announce that we were awarded the January CEO Award. The CEO Award is given to individuals who go above and beyond to help create an excellent organization each month. We are so proud of Johnny and Valerie Lee.

Thank you to everyone for the support and trust you have in our company.This recognition symbolizes the determination that our team members have to work in unity to achieve success personally and professionally. The saying with SERVPRO of West Greenville County is, “Our customers best interest and satisfactions comes first”. We are very proud of our entire team for the continue efforts they put forth every day and especially during busy times to make this happen.

If you have water damage or need any kind of restoration completed at your home or commercial office call us today!

(864)-292-8570

The 5 Main Causes of Holiday Fires

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

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:

Fireplaces

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.

Cooking

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!!

Decorative Lights

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. 

Candles

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.

Christmas Trees

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!!

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is IICRC Certified

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops the Standards for the Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of West Greenville

SERVPRO of West Greenville specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

Why SERVPRO of West Greenville County

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Call 864-292-8570 today!

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.

Mold Tips

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

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

  1. Keep humidity levels low.
  2. Make sure your home has good ventilation.
  3. Make sure you don't have any leaks in your home.
  4. If you experience water damage, dry out your home as soon as possible.
  5. Clean bathroom areas with mold killing products.

What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home

  1. Do not touch the mold. 
  2. Stay out of the room where you found the mold.
  3. Turn off your HVAC unit.
  4. Get your house tested to make sure you actually have mold.
  5. 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

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month to make sure they are working properly.
  3. Plan and discuss a fire escape plan with your family. 

During a Fire

  1. Escape immediately using the best route.
  2. If a door handle or door feels warm, do not open it and get out of the home using a different route.
  3. Once you are out to the building call 911.
  4. Never go back inside for anything.
  5. If your clothes catch on fire: STOP, DROP, and ROLL!
  6. 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!

Hurricane Florence

9/12/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/10/2018 (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

Residential Services

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

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. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration 

Basement Water Damage

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Office Water Damage

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

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

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

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

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!

(864)-292-8570

Commercial Cleaning Job

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

A local church was vandalized and called SERVPRO of West Greenville County to help clean up the damage. We have been working hard to remove trash and broken glass, vacuum, and remove stains in order to get the church looking like it did before the incident. The church has been very pleased with how quick SERVPRO has been to clean up the remains and damage from the vandelism. 

There is never a convenient time to experience damage to your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning is an hour lost in productivity for your business. That is why SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the training and expertise to respond promptly to get your property back to business. Whether you experience commercial water or fire damage, or just want your property cleaned, SERVPRO is here to help!

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County today! 

(864)-292-8570

Water Damage Restoration Job

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

The dining rom during the restoration process.

Due to heavy rainfall, a home in West Greenville County has experienced water coming up from under the house's foundation leading to water damage in the downstairs of the home. The main area affected was the dining room. It took SERVPRO of West Greenville County less than a week to restore this home and get it back to the way it was before the damage. The owner of the home was very pleased with the results and how quickly SERVPRO of West Greenville County completed the job. 

Water damage can be very serious. If your property has been damaged by water caused by flooding or water leaks, we have the experience, expertise and equipment to restore your property properly. 

Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you have water or flood damage at your commercial or residential property! 

Local Church Fire Damage

7/9/2018 (Permalink)

One of the offices damaged by the fire.

A local church experienced was broken into and the person set fire to two offices and the auditorium in the church. The fire also caused a water line to spray water leading to water damage throughout the church as well. This left the church with fire and water damage in multiple rooms. SERVPRO of West Greenville County is continuing to help this church restore their property after this tragic incident. The people at the church are very thankful for SERVPRO and the work they are putting in to get the church back to normal. 

Damage caused by a fire is devastating for everyone involved. It's a stressful and confusing time. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we'll always treat your property and belongings with care.

Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County if you happen to experience fire damage 864-292-8570

Fireworks Safety

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fireworks are ofen used when a holiday or special event occurs. With the fourth of July coming up next week SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants to share a few tips to make sure you are staying safe. 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.

Call SERVPRO for Mold Remediation

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.

Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If you experience a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If you see signs of mold, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County today- 864-292-8570

Mold Remediation Job

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Master Bedroom Before Remediation

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.

Helpful Mold Tips

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Prevention Tips

  1. Keep humidity levels low.
  2. Be sure your home has good ventilation.
  3. Check to make sure you don't have any leaks in your home.
  4. If you experience water damage, dry out your home as soon as possible.
  5. Clean bathroom areas with mold killing products regularly.

What to Do if You Find Mold in Your Home

  1. Do not touch the mold. 
  2. Stay out of the mold contaminated room.
  3. Turn off your HVAC unit.
  4. Get your house tested to make sure you actually have mold.
  5. 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.

Commercial Water Restoration at Local Shop

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

One of the rooms affected by the leak.

A local plumbing store in Greenville, South Carolina experienced water damage this past month and called SERVPRO for help. The ice machine in the back of their store leaked causing water damage to 3 rooms in the store. SERVPRO of West Greenville County was quick to get on the job and start extracting water. In just 4 days most of the affected areas were completely dry. The local store was very pleased with SERVPRO's efficiency and was thankful they were able to have their store back to normal in no time.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County realizes commercial offices want to get their office back up and running in no time. We are sure to work efficiently and effectively to get your commercial building back up and running in no time.

If you need commercial restoration completed, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!    

Safety Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Kitchen fires are some of the main causes of a home fire. Here are 10 tips on how to prevent kitchen fires:

  1. Never leave a cooking area unattended.
  2. Clean cooking surfaces regularly to avoid grease buildup.
  3. Never wear loose clothing while cooking near an open flame.
  4. Keep pot holders, towels, utensils, plastic bags, oven mitts etc. away from anything that generates heat in your kitchen.
  5. Check your kitchen before you leave the house or go to bed to make your sure everything is turned off.
  6. Have smoke alarms installed in your kitchen and throughout your home.
  7. Use a timer to remember that the stove or oven is on.
  8. Unplug electric appliances when they aren't in use.
  9. Use caution with what you put in the microwave- make sure you are using microwave safe containers.
  10. 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!

Water Damage in Local Cabin

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Notice the water damage on the wall.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in water damage restoration. A customer reached out to us that they had experienced a leak in one of the bathrooms in a cabin on their property. The leak started int he bathroom. However, the wall that runs between the bathroom and living room was damaged on both sides. The owner wanted the water damage to be restored as soon as possible. With the efficient staff and equipment SERVPRO of West Greenville County has, we were able to restore the cabin back to normal in only 4 days. 

Experiencing water damage can be a scary time for you and your home. However, we assure you SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to help you restore your home as soon as possible.

If you experience water damage do not hesitate to call 864-292-8570.

Mold Myths and Facts

5/15/2018 (Permalink)

Call us right away if you are experiencing mold!

At SERVPRO of West Greenville County we have mold remediation services. Most of the time it’s in an un-used part of the home like a basement or attic.

Some customers try to handle the project themselves and find that the mold comes back a few weeks later. Here are some myths & facts about mold and the dangers. If you think you have mold, you should contactSERVPRO of West Greenville Countyto discuss the plans of actions.

MYTH NO. 1 BLEACH KILLS MOLD?

Liquid bleach is a solution of chlorine in water, usually 6 percent sodium hypochlorite, thus 94 percent water. Smearing bleach on mold may appear to kill it, but the effect is superficial and very temporary. Once the chlorine is gone - and it evaporates rapidly - what's left is all that water, feeding the mold.

There are many chemicals that kill mold. They're called biocides.


MYTH No. 2  
 'Toxic' Mold is the only dangerous type of mold.

"Toxic" mold or "black" mold is often touted by the hucksters in the mold industry as being the one that makes people sick, the one you must eliminate. This is pure scare tactic. 

Yes, there are some strains of mold that seem to be more toxic than others. But there is no such thing as good mold, or even tolerable mold, unless you like stinky cheese. Mold in your home is a problem, because it signifies a moisture problem. Moisture inside your home enables mold growth, and it can also lead to rot, threatening the structure itself.

On top of that, any mold problem that's allowed to continue often will pave the way for the dreaded "black mold." The most infamous "black mold," stachybotrys chartarum, is what's known as a tertiary mold. It's very slow to develop and usually follows earlier mold growths, actually feeding off the previous mold colony.

MYTH No. 3, Homeowners can properly remediate mold themselves?

Homeowners are not trained or knowledgeable about mold enough to properly remediate the damages, most times homeowners cause more damage when they don’t hire a professional. Most of the errors are in the contamination process. Not using vapor barriers or the proper equipment to clean the air during removal stages. When it’s not properly sectioned off, they can cross contaminate mold threw other area of the home that previously did not have mold spores.


Fact No. 1 :  Mold is everywhere and mold problems exist indoors in every climate.


Mold is, literally, everywhere on the planet, in every climate. A house in the Mojave Desert can have a mold problem as easily as one in Florida or New Orleans. 

Mold needs three things to thrive: moisture, food, and the right temperature. Moisture can collect in walls, attics and crawl spaces in the driest of climates with a little help, such as a roof or siding leak, plumbing flaw, and pressure differentials created by air conditioning, or even a poorly vented bathroom.

Food for mold is pretty much everything we build with and everything we own. Mold loves household dust... even in the kitchen sink. And the warmth mold needs is the same temperature range humans prefer.

Bottom line: Every home has mold but not every home has a mold problem. If you think you might have a mold problem, don't ignore it. Get help.

Fact No. 2 Home inspectors don't know mold.
 
Home inspectors - the ones who check out a house prior to sale - are generally ignorant about mold. Many inspectors will see mold and ignore it because there's no rot or obvious moisture. Others may not see it at all.

If you think you have mold in your property, call a professional remediation company like SERVPRO of West Greenville County – (864) 292-8570!

Local Church Experiences Major Water Damage

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Here is a picture of the sanctuary before the water restoration process was started.

A local church experienced major water damage earlier this year. A pipe busted leaking water all over the church. About a third of the church was effected from the broken pipe. The church called SERVPRO of West Greenville County in hopes we could restore the church and get it back to normal as soon as possible. After removing baseboards, carpet, and ceiling tiles the restoration process took no time. We were able to clean up the aftermath and get the church back to its regular state! The church was very thankful for how quick SERVPRO was able to complete the water restoration process. 

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is here to help YOU! If you ever experience water damage, fire damage, or mold and need remediation or restoration completed in your commercial building or home reach out to us!

Call us at 864-292-8570 and we will be sure to help!

SERVPRO of West Greenville County Donates Therapeutic Tricycle to 4 Year Old Boy

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

Image of the Bike SERVPRO donated

SERVPRO of West Greenville County recently donated a therapeutic tricycle to a 4-year-old with a complex medical history through AMBUCS. AMBUCS is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. They provide Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike. The child we sponsored, Brian, has a rare genetic disorder that effects his development in addition to his major organ systems. He is currently in a wheelchair and is learning to walk, but has not been successful yet without help. Brian loves to move, so providing him with an Amtryke therapeutic tricycle and seeing how happy the tricycle made him was such a heart-warming experience for us here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County. AMBUCS has provided more than 30,000 tricycles to people all across the United States ranging from age 2 to 102! We have enjoyed partnering with AMBUCS and being able to make a difference in a child’s life!

SERVPRO of West Greenville County Volunteers at Gran Fondo Hincapie Bike Race

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County had a wonderful time volunteering in the community and participating in the Gran Fondo Hincapie bike race this past Saturday. The bike race consists of a 15, 50, and 80 mile route along the Blue Ridge Foothills. These routes are the roads George Hincapie has trained on for races like the Tour de France and the Paris-Roubaix. Not only is the Gran Fondo Hincapie a fun event with celebrity bikers like Patrick Dempsey and Lance Armstrong, but it also gives back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the local charity Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels provides nutrious meals and personal contact to seniors throughout Greenville County. Almost 10,000,000 meals have been provided since the charity was established. SERVPRO of West Greenville County continues to give back to the community by volunteering at this event to help raise money for Meals on Wheels!

Mold Found in Greenville, SC Home

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Pre Mitigation in the storage room

On September 21, 2017 SERVPRO of West Greenville County received a call from a homeowner who found mold in one of their rooms and needed water to be extracted. The mold was found in a back room that the homeowner rarely went in because it was only used for storage. According to the homeowner, he was in the room 2 months ago and did not see any signs of mold. However, there is now extensive microbial growth throughout the affected area.

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is currently working on completing mold remediation. It is requiring extensive cleaning and demolition of drywall, paneling, and insulation. We continue to complete mold remediation, but the owner is very thankful for all the hard work SERVPRO has put into remediating his home. 

If you find mold in your home or commercial building call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570

Fire Damage Restoration in Greenville, SC

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

The damage in the kitchen caused by the fire.

A kitchen in an apartment complex in Greenville, SC caught fire earlier this year due to an appliance while cooking. The stove caught fire and damaged the walls, ceiling, cabinets, and microwave. After attempting to stop the fire, the apartment also experienced major water damage. 

SERVPRO of West Greenville County was called in to clean up the aftermath! We extracted water from the carpet and vinyl flooring and cleaned up all the smoke damage. The owners were very impressed with the job SERVPRO completed and how fast we got the job done! 

Experiencing a house or apartment fire can be an extremely scary and stressful time! SERVPRO of West Greenville county is here to make that hard time a little easier and make your home look "Like it never even happened." Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you experience fire or water damage and need restoration completed in your home!

Hurricane Irma Destroys Multiple Commercial Buildings

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Shops Destroyed in Barbuda by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is one of the most intense atlantic hurricanes in history. It is also one of the most intense hurricanes to hit the United States since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. 

Hurricane Irma quickly worked its' way up to a category 5 hurricane. While it was at its' highest category it hit Saint Martin, the Virgin Islands, Barbuda, Anguilla, and many more atlantic islands.

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 Irma Hits The US

As Hurricane Irma hits Florida and other parts of the East coast and United States, SERVPRO of West Greenville County continues to collect donations for the victims of the hurricane. We are collecting pet food and diapers, so if you would like to make a donation please call 864-292-8570 or check out our last blog for more information!

Our hearts are heavy as we see how Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have destroyed many towns. Here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County we like to do anything we can to help!!

Hurricane Harvey Donations

8/31/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 Hurricane that hit SouthEastern Texas this past week. It has caused major damage to many towns and homes in Texas. Some towns have experienced over 45 inches of rain, and there have been 39 deaths reported. 

We Want To Help

The faculty and staff here at SERVPRO of West Greenville County are wanting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We will be collecting pet food and diapers to send to Texas. SERVPRO Industries is partnered with American Red Cross to help in assisting those in need, and after seeing the people of Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey we felt the need to help. 

Donations

We will be collecting donations for the next several weeks and will deliver to American Red Cross every Friday. Donations can be Dropped off at SERVPRO of West Greenville County's office located at 225 W. Stone Ave Greenville, SC 29609. 

If you have any questions please call us at (864)-292-8570. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Total Solar Eclipse in Greenville, SC

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

On August 21st we wish for no storms in sight and clear skies as Greenville, SC experiences the total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves in between the sun and earth. This total solar eclipse is extremely rare because it is the first time the path of totality exclusively will cross the United States from coast to coast in 99 years. It also is only crossing the United States, and this is the first time a total solar eclipse is visible from coast to coast of the United States and no other country in 241 years. 

The eclipse is expected to pass through Greenville around 2:38 PM and will last approximately two minutes and thirty seconds. The state of South Carolina could have anywhere from 500,00 visitors to 2 million visitors. 

In order to view the eclipse you need eclipse glasses certified by ISO. The only moment when it is safe to watch the total solar eclipse without safety glasses is when the moon completely blacks out the sun. 

There are multiple events happening in Greenville, SC to watch the total solar eclipse and SERVPRO of West Greenville County can't wait to attend a few of them! Let's hope the sky is clear and there aren't any storms that occur on August 21st in Greenville, SC. Be sure to experience this once in a life time opportunity and watch the total solar eclipse!!

Water Damage Restoration in Greenville, SC due to Toilet Overflow

8/2/2017 (Permalink)

While a family was away on vacation, their Greenville, SC home flooded due to the toilet in the upstairs master bathroom overflowing. Three levels of their home were affected and had water damage.  The ceilings, walls, and hardwood floors all needed to be dried and restored. The before picture shows the damage to the hardwood floors from the water, and the after picture shows the same hardwood floors just a few days later.

This home called SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 10:00 at night and we were out there restoring the water damage until 8:00 AM the following morning. SERVPRO of West Greenville County is a 24 hour residential and commercial restoration and cleaning emergency service company. We are dedicated to our work and will do our very best to restore your home as soon as possible.

If you need water damage restoration completed in your Greenville, SC home or commercial building call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!!

Heavy Rains Flood Parts of South Carolina

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

After many storms and heavy rainfall, the Columbia, SC area experienced flooding and road closures on the night of July 23rd. The storm caused a lot of streets to be covered in inches of water leading to the city having to shut down multiple intersections. Many trees also fell and blocked roads and damaged houses and cars. Not only were roads blocked and covered in water, but there were approximately 1500 power outages in the Columbia, SC area.

What people just expected to be another typical summer storm ended up damaging people's homes and the city of Columbia. If you experience storm damage to your home or commercial business office don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to fix all of your problems. We are a 24 hour emergency service cleanup and restoration company that specializes in water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, and commercial services.

Having a storm damage your home can be very scary, but have no fear because SERVPRO of West Greenville County is always here to help!

Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you experience storm damage to your West Greenville County home!  

Need Mold Remediation? Call SERVPRO of West Greenville County!

7/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Our highly trained technicians can respond immediately to your residential or commercial emergency. We are a locally owned and operated restoration company and are trusted leaders in the industry. We have highly trained restoration and remediation technicians who will make your home look "Like it never even happened."

Mold remediation is something that needs to be taken very seriously and should be done by professionals. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has technicians with trained experience in mold remediation who can handle any job no matter how big or small. Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - 864-292-8570
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Mold is the last thing you want in your home or commercial building. If you suspect there is mold in your home do not be afraid to call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570!

West Greenville County Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips if You Suspect Mold

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home.

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of West Greenville County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of West Greenville County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 864-292-8570

SERVPRO of West Greenville Completes a Commercial Water Damage Job

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of West Greenville County works to dry out the office.

The owner of a dental office in Simpsonville, SC walked into a flooded office one Monday morning. Forty-five minutes later SERVPRO of West Greenville County was there to fix the problem. A pipe had leaked over the weekend causing water damage in almost every room of the office. We completed the water damage restoration and drying to this commercial building. 

The owner was thrilled and said "SERVPRO of West Greenville County was punctual, knowledgeable, friendly, and empathetic. Thank you SERVPRO of West Greenville County or making a rough situation a little less burdensome!" By the next week the dental office was back up and running again! 

Commercial restoration presents unique challenges and you need a company that provides excellent results while minimizing the disruption to your clients. SERVPRO of West Greenville County can be that company! We respond quickly to your fire, water, or mold damage emergency and are highly trained to handle any size job.

Call us today at 864-292-8570 if you have water, mold, or fire damage at your commercial building! 

All About Tropical Storm Cindy

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Tropical Storm Cindy formed June 20, 2017 and made landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border on June 22, 2017. This tropical storm developed from a monsoonal low pressure system near central America. Winds reached a high of 60 miles per hour and expanded more than 250 miles from the storms center. This storm has brought heavy rain, tornadoes, and flooding to many cities in the southeast and on the east coast, even up to Pennsylvania. The highest rainfall was 18.64 inches near Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Many cities have experienced major flooding leading to water damage to local homes and commercial buildings.

Tropical storms and hurricanes often lead to water damage, and hurricane season has just started. If you or anyone you know experiences any storm or water damage to your home and need to restore it, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County at 864-292-8570. We are here to help and can handle any job no matter how big or small! 

Hurricane Dora

6/26/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane season has now begun with Hurricane Dora. Hurricane Dora is the first official hurricane of the 2017 season. It is centered about 175 miles southwest of Mazanillo, Mexico. Due to this hurricane, the coast of Mexico is experiencing heavy rain and elevated sea currents. However, Hurricane Dora is not a threat to the United States. 

If you live along coastlines make sure you are prepared for hurricanes. You should have planned an evacuation plan and have any supplies you may need ready in case you are asked to evacuate your home. It is better to be prepared as oppose to not having a plan when a hurricane hits your area. 

If you experience a bad storm or any kind of storm damage from a hurricane call SERVPRO of West Greenville County to restore your home. We are a 24 hour emergency service company who is trained to handle any size job. 

You can contact us at 864-292-8570!

Greenville, SC Bike Shop Floods and Experiences Major Water Damage

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Flooded office space in local Greenville, SC bike shop

A local bike shop in Greenville, SC experienced flooding after a water line broke in their office space. The whole office was covered in standing water. This before picture shows just part of the office which was covered in water. 

SERVPRO of West Greenville County was called to help clean up and restore the bike shop back to normal. We were quick to the job and were able to get the bike shop back to normal in only 6 days after the flooding occurred! The owners of the bike shop were expecting to be shut down for much longer and were very pleased with the job and how fast SERVPRO of West Greenville County restored their shop. 

Water damage can occur very easily and it is important that if you experience water damage at your business or home to fix it immediately so the damage doesn't continue to grow.

If this happens to you, call 864-292-8570 and SERVPRO of West Greenville County will be at your home in no time to get it back to normal! 

Electrical Fire Causes Major Fire Damage in Williamston, SC Home

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire damage in the kitchen after the electrical fire.

An electrical fire that started in the laundry room and spread throughout the house caused fire damage to this home in Williamston, SC. Most windows in the home broke, and the ceiling collapsed leading to major damage. SERVPRO of West Greenville County worked as hard as they could to make this difficult time much easier for this family.We restored the home and fixed all of the fire damage. The family was very appreciative for everything SERVPRO of West Greenville County did to help them in this hard time!

Check out one of our earlier blog posts for fire safety tips so you are prepared if you ever experience a fire in your home or business!

SERVPRO of West Greenville County is trained to handle any size job that comes our way! Times like these where you experience unexpected damage to your home can be very hard and we are here to make it a little more bearable, just call 864-292-8570 

Have Water Damage in Your Home?

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Leaking refrigerator causes water damage in home.

A leaking refrigerator caused damage to a home's kitchen and laundry room in Greenville, SC. SERVPRO of West Greenville County was called to help restore the house back to normal. The house was back to its pre loss condition within five days of starting the restoration process. The owner was thrilled with the crew members and the results of the restoration process.

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. 

Lightening strikes Church in South Carolina

1/4/2017 (Permalink)

Church's multimedia room caught fire from lightening strike consequently suffering the most damage in this loss.

This church in South Carolina suffered from a fire caused by a strike of lightening to the building, catching its multimedia room in the basement on fire. SERVPRO of West Greenville County, along with other SERVPRO teams worked around the clock to remediate the problem, so that business could be restored as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Many organizations are at risk for a fire, especially when they reside in older buildings in need of repairs. We know how costly and devastating a fire can be to a business, so it is always our goal to get you back up and running right away. 

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. 

What to Expect: 

When we visit your establishment after a fire loss, we will scope the effected areas to determine the extent of the loss. We will always pretest affected surfaces to determine the type of smoke and which products will help us recover the area most effectively. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. If a fire has damaged your business, call us right away at (864) 292-8570. SERVPRO of West Greenville County will treat you with empathy and respect, and your property with care.

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

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. 

 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (864) 292-8570

Teaming Up With The American Red Cross for Fire Prevention Month

10/3/2016 (Permalink)

Home fire safety checklist from www,redcross.org/homefires

October is Fire Prevention month

SERVPRO of West Greenville County wants to help you prepare for and learn how you can prevent fire damage to your home! SERVPRO Industries, Inc. and SERVPRO of West Greenville County support The American Red Cross and the effort to inform and help our community learn home fire safety.

On average, 36 people suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.  Don’t let a home fire happen to you and your family.  The American Red Cross can help you learn tips on how to prevent a home fire at your household, and help prevent injury to you or your loved ones.  Make sure your family can safely escape your home in less than 2 minutes.  Test your smoke alarms.  To learn more please visit www.redcross.org/homefires for home fire prevention information. Don’t let a home fire affect your family.

Over $7 billion in property damage occurs every year due to home fires-

Your help is needed in any and every form.  If you can donate please visit, http://redcross.org/cm/SERVPROindustries-pub. If you can give your time or effort, please become an American Red Cross volunteer at www.redcross.org to help others recover from home fires.

You can also visit The American Red Cross's website to download fire safety checklists and home fire escape plans to help your family prepare in the event of a disaster. 

Water Damage to Local Home in Greenville, SC

9/15/2016 (Permalink)

Local Greenville County residence, Before and After SERVPRO of West Greenville County put our trained technicians to work.

A local Greenville County residence experienced moderate water damage after a faulty gutter had leaked water from the downspout into the ground against the foundation walls causing saturation and seepage of water into the basement area. SERVPRO of West Greenville County has the expertise and equipment to mitigate residential water losses just like this one. In this particular situation, we pulled up the carpet and pad in order to dry from underneath, because the floor had been saturated with water from inside the wall. Once all the affected areas (floors and walls) were treated and reached the appropriate levels as an unaffected area, the padding and carpet was installed back to its original placement, “Like it never even happened”.  The family was very grateful to be able to use the space again within a matter of days!

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
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of West Greenville County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. 

For help restoring your home after a water loss, call SERVPRO of West Greenville County  at (864) 292-8570. We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”

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