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Do You Have Black Mold In Your South Greenville County Home or Business?

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Do You Have Black Mold In Your South Greenville County Home or Business? 

You may have seen the sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of black mold or toxic mold. These reports can alarm and confuse you. It's beneficial to get the facts so you can better understand mold. 

How Do I Tell If It's Black Mold? 

Many types of mold can cause reactions. You should contact us immediately if you see any signs of mold. Often, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - (864) 292-3137 

Understanding Mold

When water invades your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Below are facts about mold. 

  • Mold is present everywhere, indoors and outdoors. 
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or A/C heating systems. Mold can also enter your home by attaching itself to your clothing or a pet. 
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies and can produce allergens and irritants. 
  • Any sources of water or moisture must be addressed before we can begin the remediation process. Otherwise, the mold can return. 
  • Mold can often produce a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to the problem areas. 
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent. Higher than normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  

When you need mold remediation call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137 

South Greenville County Document Restoration

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

South Greenville County Document Restoration 

Paper or documents that have suffered from water or smoke damage can deteriorate quickly. Valuable and irreplaceable documents can be lost forever if not handled properly. SERVPRO's Document Restoration Team can help you recover your damaged paper goods. 

Why Choose SERVPRO Vacuum Freeze Drying? 

If you have water damaged documents then, vacuum freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage your documents. The Document Restoration team utilizes a sublimation process to save your documents. This process can recover the most delicate documents including, photographs, X-rays, and entire business archives.

All members of the Document Restoration Team are HIPAA Master Certified, and your items are under 24/7 video surveillance once they arrive at the SERVPRO facility.  

Digitizing 

If your file room has suffered from water or smoke damage and needs to be cleaned, dried, or decontaminated, then digitizing might be a good choice to eliminate the need for massive file rooms. 

Gamma Irradiation 

Your documents are contaminated and deteriorating if they have been damaged by sewage or flood water. Gamma irradiation can be used to recover documents. This process is used for cleaning, disinfecting, and decontaminating documents and other consumer goods. A disruption in a living a cell results in damage to the cells DNA and the other cellular structures. The photoinduced changes at the molecular level can causes organisms to die or can render the organism incapable of reproduction. The gamma irradiation process does not create residuals or impart radioactivity in processed products. 

Certified Destruction 

We guarantee certified destruction to give you peace of mind that your documents are disposed of properly. 

If you have documents that need to be restored call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137 

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration For South Greenville County

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Storm Damage Restoration For South Greenville County

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give SERVPRO of South Greenville County a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need. 

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (864) 292-3137 

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of South Greenville County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies. Regardless of your property type or size, we will respond quickly to clean the property and manage the restoration project through its completion. 

Why You Need the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for Your South Greenville County Business

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why You Need the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for Your South Greenville County Business

If your business experiences a disaster, the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) can help minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business, including emergency contact information, shut off valve locations, and priority areas. Your businesses ERP is also accessible online using your computer or tablet; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this information at any time using your smartphone or tablet. The ERP is a no-cost assessment; all it requires is a little time.  

Advantages of the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile 

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility. 
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. 
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. 
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. 
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information. 

The best time to plan for a disaster is not when the disaster happens, but well before the disaster happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. 

Want an Emergency Ready Profile for Your Business? Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County (864) 292-3137

When Water Damage Strikes Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

When Water Damage Strikes Call SERVPRO of South Greenville County  

The first 24 hours after a water loss are the most important in preventing secondary or permanent damage. Within four hours of the loss notification, SERVPRO of South Greenville County will be there to ensure your water damage is handled. 

Inspection 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County will inspect the affected areas to determine the extent of the water damage. We will review the inspection with you and answer any of your questions before we begin the work. 

Emergency Services 

We take steps to help protect your home or business, personal belongings, and other items from further damage by extracting the excess water and prepping the area for drying. We will explain the needed emergency services to you step by step. 

Monitoring 

To help ensure your home or business and belongings are dried to the appropriate industry standards, we will monitor the drying process. We consistently communicate with you about updates. 

Restoration Services 

SERVPRO of South Greenville County will repair structural materials, reinstall carpets, and clean affected areas of your property or belongings. A final walk-through of the job site will be done with you to help ensure your property is returned to preloss condition. 

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists:  

The Institution of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. The professionals at SERVPRO of South Greenville County study the IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. We implement these practices into every job. Our staff also has access to web-based training. Video representations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to date on the industry standards and allows us to deliver the professional quality you expect.  

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and have the equipment to respond to you emergency 24/7. We can restore your home or business back to preloss condition.

Tips To Prepare For a Fire In Your South Greenville County Home

10/26/2018 (Permalink)

When a fire breaks out in your South Greenville County home you only have two minutes to escape. It is important that you are prepared when a fire starts so that you can escape your home quickly and safely. 

  1. Install the right amount of smoke alarms. Test them once a month and replace the batteries at least once a year. 
  2. Teach children what smoke alarms sound like and what to do when they hear one. 
  3. Ensure that all household members know two ways to escape from every room of your home and know the family meeting outside spot outside of your home. 
  4. Establish a family emergency communications plan and ensure that all household members know who to contact if they cannot find one another. 
  5. Practice escaping from your home at least twice a year. Press the smoke alarm test button or yell "Fire" to alert everyone they must get out. 
  6. Make sure everyone knows how to call 9-1-1. 
  7. Teach household members to STOP, DROP and ROLL if their clothes catch on fire. 

The 7 Ways to Prepare for a Home Fire

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration For South Greenville County

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration For South Greenville County

Fire can spread quickly and destroy anything that is in its path. A fire can be especially devastating for any business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Equipment, machinery, offices, and products can be destroyed leaving you with a huge mess to deal with. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we will respond immediately to get you back to business. 

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service 
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster 
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises 
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists  

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today - (864) 292-3137

Tips To Minimize Water Damage From a Flood

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Tips To Minimize Water Damage From a Flood: 

To prevent water damage from a flood from ruining your home use these tips and tricks. 

  1. Have your plumber check the sump-pit and sumps pump (if you have them) to ensure they are working correctly and not blocked. 
  2. Ask your plumber about installing a backwater valve. This device stops water and sewage from coming back into the house during heavy rainfall. 
  3. Invest in water leak sensors and alarms that alert you to leaks in the home. 
  4. Keep your floor drains clear of obstructions. 
  5. Seal cracks around windows and in the basement, foundation and floors. 
  6. Protect your HVAC system. If possible have a professional elevate the furnace and hot water tank, to get it off the basement floor.
  7. Install shelves in your basement to keep items off your floor. Do not keep valuables and important documents in the basement. Store them upstairs where they are less likely to become damaged. 
  8. Do not pour fats, oils, and grease down your drain. They can solidify and clog pipes. 
  9. When there is heavy rain minimize your water use.  

Tips To Minimize Water Damage From A Flood: Inside The Home

Prevent Water Damage On Your Roof

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Prevent Water Damage On Your Roof

Replace Missing Shingles as Soon as Possible: Cracked, bent, and missing shingles provide an opportunity for leaks. 

Fix Ponding Surfaces Immediately: If pools of standing water are on your roof after it rains, you could have a big problem. Ponding can leave you vulnerable to rot and leaks. 

Clean Your Gutters Regularly: Gutters carry rainwater and rain runoff away from your roof and siding. If your gutters are clogged, they can't function properly. Lookout for leaks, rusted or twisted gutters. These could present problems down the line. 

Inspect Flashing Around Vents, Valleys, chimneys, Pipes, Skylights, and other Punctures and Seals: Any place where there are opening or joints in your roof, there is a potential for leaks. 

Keep an Eye on Your Attic Ceiling: You can spot leaks through the damage on your attic ceiling. If you notice damaged or moldy insulation, rotting, stained boards or ceiling tiles, puckering or discolored sheetrock, you might have a leak. 

Remove Ice Dam Buildup During Heavy Snows: You can prevent ice dams manually by using a roof rake to scrape off the snow and ice. 

Best Ways To Prevent Water Damage On Your Roof