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Candle Safety Guidelines

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Candle Safety Guidelines 

Fall is officially here in Greenville. I know you can't wait to decorate your home, prepare for Thanksgiving, and enjoy all the fun fall activities. As the heat and humidity begin to drop and the leaves begin to change into vibrant colors, I know nothing gets you in the fall spirit quite like lighting your fall scented candles. When using these candles to create a warm cozy fall atmosphere in your home, always remember that open flames are a potential fire hazard. Below are a few tips you can use to avoid a fire in your home.   

Candle Fire Safety Dos:

  • Put out candles whenever you leave the room or go to bed. Always check the manufacturer's instructions for the suggested amount of time you should burn a candle. 
  • Always burn your candles in well-ventilated rooms.
  • Keep candles at least one foot away from anything flammable, such as paper, decorations, curtains, plants, and clothing.
  • If you are using candle holders, always use sturdy candle holders that you know won't easily tip over. Place candle holders on horizontal, stable, and heat-resistant surfaces.
  • If you are burning multiple candles in an area, keep them at least three inches apart to ensure that they won't melt one another.
  • Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Always place them up high or in areas they cannot easily reach. 
  • Consider replacing burning candles with battery-operated flameless candles in your home. Most electrical candles look and smell like real candles.

Candle Fire Safety Don’ts:

  • If you are in a small room, don’t burn too many candles. Limit yourself to burning only one candle in a small area. 
  • Don’t burn candles in rooms with vents, drafts, fans, or air currents to avoid rapid, uneven burning, flame flare-ups, and soot formation.
  • Don’t use candles in bedrooms or other sleeping areas. Statistically, most fires started by candles occur in the bedroom. Opt for using a diffuser or flameless candles in bedrooms. 
  • Avoid burning candles all the way down to the bottom of the jar— put out candles when there are at least two inches of wax left or ½ inch if they are in a container.
  • Don’t move candles while they’re burning. Hot wax can drip and cause injuries or severe burns. Extinguish candles before moving them or move them before lighting them.
  • Avoid using candles during a power outage. Instead, use LED flameless candles, flashlights, or battery-powered lighting. 
  • Never use water to put out a candle to prevent hot wax from splashing. If your candle comes with a lid, never extinguish the flame by placing it on top of the burning candle. Use a candle snuffer to extinguish candles.

If you have smoke or fire damage caused by a candle and are unsure of what to do next, don't worry; Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137. We respond immediately to any fire loss in an effort to mitigate the existing damage, prevent further secondary damage, and reduce restoration costs. 

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last?

10/7/2021 (Permalink)

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last? 

Since early childhood, we have all seen and recognize the bright red fire extinguisher. Yours may be sitting either in your kitchen, closet, garage, a cabinet, or your company's office building. Once you own a fire extinguisher, you really never give it a second thought. However, that fire extinguisher can end up saving your life, your home, or your business. You need to make sure it is working correctly from the moment you purchase it until you have to use it. Here are a few signs you can use to look out for to gauge the lifespan of your fire extinguisher: 

Disposable Home Fire Extinguishers

Disposable home fire extinguishers found in most big box stores typically last up to 12 years. You are probably wondering, how am I able to check the shelf life of my fire extinguisher? When you purchase the fire extinguisher, check out the aluminum cylinder or nameplate for the manufacturer's operating instructions and dates. You can use this to figure out how long your fire extinguisher should last with proper care. If your fire extinguisher has a gauge, you should check it every month; it needs to be charged for your fire extinguisher to work. 

Commercial Fire Extinguishers

Commercial portable fire extinguishers are a bit different. These fire extinguishers can last forever with the right kind of maintenance. If you own one, have it internally inspected every six years. Every other inspection should hydrostatically test your fire extinguisher. This tests the shell of your fire extinguisher by exposing it to higher pressures. If the cylinder passes the test, then your extinguisher is suitable for several more years. A licensed fire protection specialist should inspect your commercial fire extinguisher, per the NFPA.

Maintenance

Typically, fire extinguishers have to be fixed or replaced for a couple of reasons. Each extinguisher has a seal around its handle that can break down over time or fall apart. When this occurs, the compressed air releases and lowers the pressure inside your extinguisher. As a result, your fire extinguisher will not work, and you will need to replace it with a new one. If your fire extinguisher hose is cracked or blocked, you also need a repair it.

Whether you have fire or smoke damage or used a fire extinguisher in your home, SERVPRO of South Greenville County is ready to make it "Like it never even happened." Once the heroic first responders have completed their efforts, let us help you pick up the pieces and get your life back on track. Call us today 864-292-3137!

Getting Ready For Fall? Read These Tips First.

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Getting Ready For Fall? Read These Tips First. 

As the leaves change colors and the weather begins to cool down in Greenville, you can start preparing yourself and your home for the fall and winter. I know you can't wait to start decorating your home, and you are excited to host your family and friends for the holidays. Before you begin your holiday decoration and preparations, have you stopped to think about the fire risks that are present during the fall season? Below are a few fire safety tips to keep in mind as you prepare for fall and the holiday season: 

  • Change Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries and Test the Alarms.  We all have a love/hate relationship with Daylight Savings Time. However, this is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector. By changing the batteries during Daylight Savings Time, you can ensure the batteries are fresh, and the alarms will not fail if there is a fire in your home. Make sure you test each smoke alarm when you change out batteries to check the smoke alarm is still working. If your smoke alarms are older than ten years, you need to replace the entire unit with a new one. If you have fire extinguishers in your home, check that they are in working order when you change your clocks each season.
  • Check and Service Your Heating Devices Before Turning On Your Heat:
    • At least once a year, have your HVAC system inspected, cleaned, and serviced by a certified HVAC contractor. It is also a good idea to check and replace your furnace filters with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters.                                                                                                                                                            
    • If you're using space heaters in your home, allow at least three feet of space around the heater. I know it is tempting to place a towel, blanket, or clothing on a heater to warm it up on a chilly fall day but do not place fabrics or other flammable materials on space heaters. Make sure you turn your heaters off before you go to bed. 
    • If you use a fireplace in your home, have your chimney inspected and cleaned by a professional chimney sweep. Utilize the three-foot rule whenever you're using your fireplace, and keep flammable objects away from the fireplace. If you can, install a mesh metal screen around your fireplace. 
  • Halloween safety – We know you can't wait to decorate your home and begin costumes preparations for Halloween. Remember to keep decorations away from open flames and other heat sources, and use battery-operated lights instead of candles in jack-o-lanterns. 
  • Outdoor fire risks – As the leaves begin to fall, you may notice them and other debris building up around your home. Remember to cut back trees, rake leaves, and remove other flammable debris from around your home. When storing your lawnmower and other gas-powered tools for the fall and winter months, empty them of their fuel first. Keep your roof, gutters, and downspouts free of debris as well. 
  • Create a fire escape plan.  The first step in being prepared is to have a plan. Did you know if a fire starts in your home, you have just two minutes to escape? It is vital you create a fire escape plan and practice it regularly.Create at least two designated escape routes for each area of your home. Pick a meeting spot outside that is a safe distance away from your home. Also, practice escaping your home staying low to avoid breathing in smoke. If you live in a multi-level home, practice getting out through windows using emergency ladders. 

Follow these tips, and fire will not be able to ruin your fall! For professional fire damage repair and smoke remediation, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292 - 3137. We will make it "Like it never even happened." 

National Preparedness Month: Business Edition 

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

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National Preparedness Month: Business Edition 

September is National Preparedness Month. As a business owner, you might be wondering, what does this month mean to you? SERVPRO of South Greenville County recommends taking this month to revisit your emergency preparedness plan. According to the latest research, As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster. Below are a few easy steps you can take to increase your emergency readiness for your business. 

Assess Your Risk

The first step in being prepared for disasters is to determine your risk.

Based on preparedness measures you have already taken, determine which disasters you are currently vulnerable to. Most businesses in Greenville face disasters such as flooding, heavy rains, tornadoes, freezing temperatures, and fires. The first step you can take in preparing your business is to perform a safety audit. This audit should highlight any areas of your space that could present a safety hazard during a disaster. Take note of any hazardous materials. Remember to think about any additional risks that could obstruct your evacuation from the building. Remove any heavy equipment or products stored on high shelves. Assessing these risks before a disaster will help better prepare you in the long run. 

Stay Up-To-date On Local and National Emergency News 

Stay up to date on emergency news by ensuring you have a way to listen to your local and national officials. Sign up for local and national alerts as soon as possible.

Train Your Employees In Emergency Preparedness and Workplace Safety

You can develop the best safety strategy for your workplace, but it means absolutely nothing without proper employee training. You need to ensure you communicate your strategy and communications plans to all your employees. Hold regular safety training, crisis-specific safety drills, and emergency preparedness forums to give your employees a space to ask questions and obtain relevant information precisely when they need it.  

Keep Emergency Supplies On Hand 

As an employer, it is your responsibility to keep your employees safe during an emergency. You need to have enough emergency supplies to last employees at least three days. It’s not a bad idea to invest in a business emergency kit so that you don’t have to spend a ton of time assembling all of your individually-bought supplies into your own. 

Develop A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile 

It is never a convenient time to deal with natural disasters, water, or fire damage. Every hour you spend cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Creating a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for your business will help you minimize interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how disasters can affect your business. An ERP is a no-cost assessment of your facility that will help get you back into your building following a disaster. By developing an ERP, SERVPRO of South Greenville County will be your designated disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Your ERP will also identify a chain of command specifically tailored for your business; this, in turn, will save you valuable time and money so we can immediately begin work. When your ERP is complete, we compile everything into one document that you have 24/7 access to via our app. 

Ready to Get Started? Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292 - 3137.   

Tips For Protecting Your Family During A Tornado In Greenville, SC.

9/7/2021 (Permalink)

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Tips For Protecting Your Family During A Tornado In Greenville, SC.

In recent years tornadoes and storm damage have become a reality for residents of Greenville, South Carolina. These storms usually pop up with little to no warning, and the key to staying safe is preparing in advance. Tornadoes are powerful and completely unpredictable, but by beginning to prepare now, you can better your odds of coming out of the storm unharmed.

Things You Need To Do Before The Storm

Sign Up Now for Local Emergency Agencies Alerts

Greenville's local emergency management agencies have a way for you to sign up to be alerted as soon as an emergency arises. These alerts include not just weather alerts but things like boil water notices and more.

The time to sign up for these alerts is before any weather emergency happens.

Know The Severe Weather Seasons and Language Used

Tornadoes

While pop-up tornadoes can happen at any time in South Carolina, spring and summer are when they most often occur.

Understanding Tornado Terms

Tornado Watch

During a tornado watch, you need to keep an eye on the sky. 

Meaning the conditions exist for rotation to form in the blink of an eye.

Tornado Warning

There has been a tornado spotted on the ground or radar. You need to seek shelter immediately and stay there until the storm subsides. 

Locate and Secure Possible Projectiles Before The Storm

Before you hear the weather siren going off, take the time to figure out what items in your yard could cause damage. If you cannot secure an item to the ground, it should be brought into your garage, shed, mudroom, or crawl space. 

  • Trampolines: If possible, youshould break down and store a trampoline or flip it over to be flush with the ground and anchor it. Doing so will prevent damage and keep them from becoming airborne.
  • Patio Shade Shelters/Screen Tents: Secure the frame to the ground and remove all fabric components. Store fabric components in a garage, shed, or mudroom. 
  • Swing Sets / Playground Structures: Remove swings, see-saws, and any other removable features.
  • Trash Cans/ Recycling Bins: Trash cans, garbage cans, compost bins, and recycling bins should be brought into a garage or placed in a shed. 

Things You Can Do During The Storm To Protect You and Your Family

Seek Shelter During The Storm

  • Basements: If you have a basement in your home, this is the preferred place to seek shelter. You should shelter at the below-ground end if it is a walk-out style.
  • Lower-level, Interior Room: This is the second-best place to shelter if you do not have a basement. Preferably a room without a window.
  • Upper-Level Rooms: will NOT protect you during a tornado. Do not shelter in upper-level rooms. Go to the lowest level of your home and shelter in your basement or an interior room without windows. 

Stay Indoors During A Storm

It is tempting to look out the window or door during a storm, but you need to avoid rooms with windows or exterior doors. The safest place for you to shelter during a tornado is in a basement or a lower-level interior room with no windows. You and your family should stay dressed in clothes and shoes appropriate for the outdoor weather if you have to flee your home or shelter in a hurry.

What Not To Do After A Tornado

Do not let your curiosity get the better of you after a tornado. Even after the storm has passed, danger is still present. Downed power lines, storm surges, and washed-out roads can create rescue situations that have to pull emergency response and first responder teams away from other storm-related issues. If the damage is severe, it will still be there several days after the storm when conditions are safer for you to travel.

If you have storm damage to your home, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County(864) 292-3137. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year. No matter the severity of the damage, we will make it "Like it never even happened." 

Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

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Do You Really Need To Clean Your Commercial Buildings Air Ducts?

The upkeep and maintenance of a commercial building can often be time-consuming. Cleaning an air duct system in your office space or commercial building with no evident issues can feel like an unnecessary waste of time and money. Cleaning your air duct system is not something you need to do every year, but you cannot afford to ignore it completely. 

Why Should You Clean Your Air Ducts?

Dust entering your duct system can result in poor indoor air quality, inefficient air filtration, and duct leaks. Dust can accumulate so much that it starts to break off and re-enter the air in your space. If you begin to notice your office space or warehouse becoming dusty faster, that is a good indication you need to have your air ducts serviced. 

High humidity or water leaking into the ducts provides the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive. These tiny mold spores will eventually begin to circulate through your air space. Mold exposure can cause health effects for you, your employees, or building occupants. 

Pests and vermin can crawl into your HVAC system and make a home, leaving behind nesting material, hair, and dead insects. Particles from these containments are blown out of your unit and into the airspace. 

If your building has high air quality and you are using high-efficiency HVAC air filters, the ducts of your building could stay clean for years. However, you will still have to deal with the occasional unexpected issue. You should have your duct system professionally cleaned and inspected once every three or four years.  

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Air Ducts 

The best way to protect your heating and cooling system and the health of your building occupants is to keep your ducts clean. 

Improved indoor air quality — Clean ducts mean less dust, mold spores, pollen, and pest debris floating around in your building. 

Better HVAC system efficiency — Over time, the buildup of debris and dust in the ducts impairs the airflow through your HVAC system. The more dust and debris that collect in your system, the more the fan motor struggles to distribute cool air to your space. After cleaning your air ducts, the air will flow freely, and the fan motor will use less energy disbursing the air. In the summer, clean ducts pay off. Clean air ducts deposit less dust on the evaporator coil in your air conditioner. Even the tiniest amount of dust on the evaporator coil reduces its efficiency. 

Longer HVAC component lifespan — All of the dust and debris that blows through your ducts will eventually find their way into the fan motor and other components. Keeping the ducts clean will prevent excess wear and tear and help the unit last longer. 

Professional Duct Cleaning Makes the Difference - Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County.

Duct cleaning isn’t a job to leave up to a regular building maintenance crew armed with a few vacuums. Attempting to clean the ducts without the right tools can worsen your indoor air quality because the debris dislodged will end up floating through your unit and into your rooms. 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County will bring in equipment specifically designed to thoroughly clean your ducts without contaminating the air in your building. However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. In turn, this can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call SERVPRO of South Greenville County(864) 292-3137.

Three Easy Maintenance Tips You Can Use To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Three Easy Maintenance Tips You Can Use To Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

Your water heater's life expectancy is typically 10-12 years. However, you can begin to experience problems early on if you do not properly maintain your water heater. Regular maintenance on your water heater can extend the life span of your unit while helping prevent the likelihood of a catastrophic failure that can cause severe damage. 

Below are a few simple tips on water heater maintenance you can use to prolong the life of your hot water heater. 

Tip #1: Frequently Flush Your Water Heater 

Your water heater stores water, even when you are not using it. If you do not flush your water heater annually, mineral deposits will begin building up in the unit. As mineral deposits continue to build up in your water heater, the heating elements become stifled. As more deposits build up on the heating elements, your water heater becomes less effective in retaining heat. 

To flush your water heater, first, you need to turn off the power source to your unit, whether it is gas-powered or electric. Next, you need to connect one end of a hosepipe to the valve of your water heater and place the opposite end of the hosepipe outside or in a safe area to flush the water out. Before turning on the valve on your water heater, turn on a faucet nearby to help create a better flow in the system. Be careful when opening the valve; the water in your water heater will be hot. You need to flush the water for about 5-10 minutes or until the water runs clear. 

Tip #2: Lower Temperature 

A simple water heater maintenance tip is to lower the temperature level of the unit. Lowering the temperature can help:

  • Reduce the chance of being scolded 
  • Decrease utility bills 
  • Prolong the life of the unit

Higher temperatures can cause quicker wear and tear on your water heater. It is recommended you set the temperature to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to help reduce energy usage. 

Tip #3: Frequently Check The Pressure Relief Valve

Another quick and easy water heater maintenance tip is checking your pressure relief valve. If the pressure builds in your water heater, it can cause a catastrophic failure that may lead to the unit itself exploding. 

You can quickly fix this by turning off the power source to your unit and turning off the cold water supply valve. Place a bucket under the pressure release valve and drain the pressure using the valve tab. Once the pressure buildup is gone, the water will stop draining. 

Water Heater Maintenance Importance

Utilizing these three simple tips can prolong the life of your water heater and assist in preventing costly water damage. The average life of your water heater can differ depending on regular maintenance and the type of unit. 

If you are experiencing water damage caused by your water heater, SERVPRO Of South Greenville County is ready to assist you. We provide 24/7 emergency services 365 days a year. We have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property and make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Do You Have A Safety Plan For Severe Weather?

7/28/2021 (Permalink)

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Do You Have A Safety Plan For Severe Weather? 

If you live in the Greenville County area, you will eventually experience some form of severe weather. Severe weather is a terrifying thing to face. Not only can it cause significant damage to your home, but storms are unpredictable, and conditions can turn hazardous in the blink of an eye. The most important thing you can do before any severe weather event or storm is to make preparations so that you and your family will be safe. Have a safety plan in place in case intense weather moves swiftly into your area. Being prepared will alleviate panic because you will know what to do, where to go, and how exactly to keep yourself and your family safe. 

By knowing where to go, where your supplies are, and that you have made sure you and your family can shelter in your home, you can have much more peace of mind surrounding your family’s safety.

Elements to Consider for a Severe Weather Preparedness Plan

Where Will You Seek Shelter?

You should always have a designated shelter spot in your home where everyone can head if the weather turns severe in an instant. Ideally, this would be a basement, but you can shelter in an area that does not have windows and does not have exterior walls if a basement is not available. An interior closet or a bathroom with no windows will be a great place to shelter until the storm subsides. 

Do We Have Food and Water?

Once you seek shelter, it is wise you do not have to leave until the weather event has passed. It is a good idea to keep nonperishable foods and plenty of water in your shelter spot so you can stay put for the duration of the storm. You should store your food and water in a waterproof and tightly sealed container. 

What Will Your Light and Power Source Be?

Power outages are common during severe weather, so it is a good idea to keep flashlights, l-e-d candles, and lanterns in your shelter area in case your home’s electricity goes out. Be sure to pack extra batteries, too, as they can lose their power with time. If possible, invest in a generator as well. Your area may be without power for several days, or you may not be able to safely leave your home for a few days after a storm. A generator can prevent food spoilage and allow you to carry on after the storm, should you not be able to leave your house for several days. A 5,000 to 7,500 watts generator gives enough power to run most household appliances. 

If you have damage from a severe weather event, SERVPRO of South Greenville County is here for all your restoration needs. You can contact us as soon as you discover the damage for the quickest response possible, and with our 24/7 emergency line, you will never have to wait to get in touch. Call (864) 292-3137. For more information on SERVPRO of South Greenville County, please click here

Found Water In Your Crawl Space? Here Is What You Need To Do.

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

muddy water in crawl space with fan in it to dry it out If you notice moisture in your crawl space, you should have a professional fix it right away before it creates costly issues.

Found Water In Your Crawl Space? Here Is What You Need To Do. 

Your crawl space is probably the most neglected part of your home. You probably do not check your crawl space as often as you should. Water can get in your crawl space and create several problems in your home. When the ground gets wet and dry throughout the seasons, this can lead to elevated moisture in your crawl space. 

What Happens When Your Crawl Space Is Wet

There are three common ways water can get in your crawl space: a leaky pipe, water seepage from the soil, or condensation. When you see puddles of water in your crawl space, you need to address them immediately. Excess moisture in your crawl space can cause rot, energy loss and attract pests to your home. 

Here are some of the problems you will experience when you have excess water and moisture in your crawl space: 

  • High Energy Bills: Having a crawl space means you have more area to heat and cool. However, when there is wetness inside your crawl space, the damp air will take more energy to heat up or cool down; in turn, you will use more power and have higher energy bills. 
  • Mold: Undeniably, mold loves moisture, and it feeds on organic materials, such as paper, wood, and cardboard. When mold is present in your crawl space, it will release airborne spores that can make their way into your home. Mold spores can cause health effects and can have a detrimental effect on your property. 
  • Dust Mites and Pests: Dust mites love humid environments, which means they would love to be in the dirt in your crawl space. They can float in the air and trigger allergies and asthma. Dust mites can also attract pests, such as termites, mice, rats, and even snakes. 

Fix Your Crawl Space Problem

If you notice water in your crawl space, the first thing you should do is determine where the source of water is emerging. Surface water that gets into your crawl space comes from roof drainage, overflowing gutters, grading issues, or leaky basement windows. Groundwater could be another reason there is excess water in your crawlspace. Soil that surrounds your foundation can become overly saturated after heavy rain or snow. Finally, issues with your plumbing can also cause water to get into your crawl space. 

Always Keep It Dry

When you have identified why water gets into the crawl space, you will find ways to keep it dry. A dehumidifier and sump pump system can prevent water and moisture damage. Now, if your crawl space leaks when it rains, you need to get it under control. The main goal here is to get rid of humidity in the crawl space to prevent moisture. 

Conclusion

When water is in your crawl space, it can be an enormous problem for you if you do not address it immediately. It is always a good idea to have regular inspections to ensure that everything is well. If you notice moisture in your crawl space, you should have a professional fix it right away before it creates costly issues.  

SERVPRO of South Greenville County offers excellent water damage restoration. Let us make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today - (864) 292 - 3137. 

Mauldin Office Receives Help From SERVPRO of South Greenville County

7/26/2021 (Permalink)

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Mauldin Office Receives Help From SERVPRO of South Greenville County

Regardless if you have a small business, a mid-size company, or a large corporation, there is never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike. SERVPRO of South Greenville County recognizes that your number one priority is to restore your business operations as quickly as possible. Every hour you spend cleaning up water damage is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. Instead of wasting your valuable time trying to mitigate the damage by yourself, streamline the process and immediately call SERVPRO of South Greenville County. We'll be there fast with the help you need. We have the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage. 

This office in Mauldin experienced a water damage when the toilet supply line burst after everyone had gone home for the night. The following morning, the office staff walked into water covering the bathroom floor and a squishy carpet. They discovered the water had seeped out of the bathroom into the carpeted hallway and soaked the carpet and several office spaces. After the plumber fixed the supply line, the office staff realized they still needed to remove the standing water in the bathroom, hallway, and office spaces. Knowing they could not waste time trying to mitigate this themselves, they immediately gave SERVPRO of South Greenville County a call. 

The SERVPRO of South Greenville County crew arrived within an hour. Our crew chief scoped the loss, assessed what equipment would be needed, and created a drying plan specifically tailored for this office space. First, our technicians removed the excess water from the bathroom and cleaned the area. The excess water trapped in the carpet was extracted and removed. Dehumidifiers were placed in various areas of the office to aid in the drying process. Thankfully by quickly calling SERVPRO of South Greenville County, the carpet in the office did not need to be removed or replaced. The office was dry in a few days. 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are proud to be a part of our Greenville community and strive to provide the residents and business owners in our area with the fastest response times and our best work every day. We are committed to helping you regain production capabilities and minimizing interruptions so that you can get back to doing what you do best! When your small business, mid-size company, or large corporation experiences a disaster, do not waste time. Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137!