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Your Commercial Property has Storm Damage. Now What? Part 3| SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Greenville Storm Damage can make way for Water Damage & Mold Damage, and even Fire Damage if not dealt with properly & swiftly. Give our team a call today!

What do you do when you have a flood from storm damage, a pipe burst or a roof leak? Our team has come together to determine the first steps you should take to minimize the damage done by storm and water damage. Look back through previous blogs to find the first two steps! Continue reading to learn more about step three!

Drying Out the Affected Area

If you’re determined to handle the dry-out work yourself, or the extent of the damage is minor, then it may be possible to remove the moisture causing the damage on your own.

However, you’ll need a few specialized tools to make sure you can completely dry out the area, including:

  • Air movers and/or dehumidifiers to extract the humid air
  • Pin and/or pointless moisture meter to track the moisture content of the building materials
  • Wet vacuums to remove standing water quickly
  • A thermo-hygrometer to track the humidity in the room

If the structure has a climate control system, then turning up the temperature slightly can help to keep water from becoming condensed – allowing dry-out work to proceed just a little bit faster.

When drying out a room in a building that has experienced flood damage, it’s imperative to keep the building as sealed against exposure to outside air as possible.  Otherwise, mold spores and other contaminants can work their way inside and, with the help of the excess moisture in the structure, begin to spread.  Any air movers attached to an opening should be sealed in place in such a way that they constantly force air out and prevent outside air from getting in.

Any moisture-compromised furniture should be assessed and removed.  If it is too water damaged, it will need to be thrown away and replaced.  The same goes for any building materials in the affected area.

Have Water or Storm Damage? 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

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Be Prepared. Every Second Counts! - Part 4 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/16/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Is Possible Our team at SERVPRO of East Greenville County can serve you through your Fire mitigation needs. Give us a call today!

Reduce your risk of a kitchen fire

Kitchen fires are responsible for most home fires throughout the year.  The most usual starting point for kitchen fires is the stove, not the oven.  Always remain in the kitchen when grilling, frying or cooking on your stovetop to reduce your risk of a fire.  Flammable materials such as a paper towel dispenser or a dish towel should be kept away from the area.  Make sure there is a fire extinguisher available to you in the kitchen that is not too close to the stove or oven.  The best way to suffocate a flame is with a lid, not water.

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Coronavirus | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus, Here to Help If your home or business has been exposed to the CoronaVirus, SERVPRO of East Greenville County is here to help.

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest of cleaning and sanitation standards.

If there has been a confirmed case of Corona in either your home or business, don’t worry, SERVPRO of East Greenville County is here for you and wants to help you how we can.

SERVPRO’s cleaning agent, SERVPROXIDE is a hospital grade cleaner that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the coronavirus. This means the chemicals being used aids in the deconstruction of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in minutes. Proper disinfection, like the work done by our technicians, leaves surfaces very unlikely to transmit infections or diseases.

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of East Greenville County, 864-292-3495

Why SERVPRO - Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

9/12/2020 (Permalink)

Residential Storm Damage Restoration Whether it is your home or business that has suffered damage from a storm, SERVPRO is who you should call for help.

Our staff here at SERVPRO of East Greenville County are highly trained in the restoration process. Not only do they go through corporate training, they also receive IICRC industry certifications. Each one of our technicians goes through an extensive training program including:

  • IICRC Training: The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification certifies and sets standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our technicians study these standards and the best practices in water, fire, and mold mitigation as well as carpet and upholstery cleaning.
  • Employee Certification Training: This is a self-paced program designed specifically for SERVPRO technicians. It covers crew training, fire restoration, water restoration, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. Once the technician completes this training they are awarded certification.
  • Initial Franchise Training: This is a 15-day hands-on course offered at our SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility and is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. During this program our technicians are trained on fire restoration, water restoration, mold mitigation, and carpet and upholstery cleaning.
  • E-Learnings: Every member of our staff has access to web-based training. This is a voluntary, and self-paced program that focuses on coaching our employees. Videos and training sessions are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This allows our staff and technicians to stay up to speed on all industry standards.

Water Damage: "Like it never even happened." | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration Emergency Water Damage Mitigation Drying Equipment.

Your home has suffered water damage and you call the best in the business, SERVPRO of East Greenville County, but now what? During the initial phone call you were probably asked a series of questions in regard to the loss at your residence or business. But what can you expect to happen when the technicians knock on your door?

  1. Initial Inspection: Our technicians are first going to assess the damage and put a stop to any continuing leaks or damage that needs to be stopped. They will also take pictures of any affected areas.
  2. Demo: Demo is the next stage. This is where our technicians will remove any standing water and wet materials. Standing water can lead to further damage, so by removing it we can expedite the drying process without risk of continuing problems such as mold which can occur after water damage.
  3. Dry Dry Dry: SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers and commercial grade dryers to not only pull out the visible water but also the moisture that can be felt in the air.
  4. Sanitize: Just because the water is gone doesn’t mean our job is done. Items that may have been affected by the water damage are also part of what we do. We do this through the application of an antimicrobial sanitizing agent.

If your home or business has been affected by water damage call us at SERVPRO of East Greenville County at 864-292-3495 Today!

Cornoavirus: Enterprising over Exposure | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is here to help Your business doesn't have to wait to be exposed to Covid-19 to call SERVPRO. We are always here to help!

Enterprising over Exposure

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest of cleaning and sanitation standards.

Let’s say you have an employee who has a family member with a confirmed case of coronavirus, what’s the next step? Call us! SERVPRO of East Greenville County offers three levels of cleaning in response to the coronavirus. Our level 2 cleaning responds to this exact situation. 

Is one level better than the other?

No matter what kind of cleaning your home or business needs, our technicians are happy to help. All of our technicians have experience working with biological contaminants and uphold the highest standard of sanitation when it comes to surface cleaning, and sanitizing. The focus of a level 2 cleaning is sanitation. It is the cleaning of equipment, porous and non-porous surfaces which leads to a dramatic drop of the germs on a specific surface.

You don’t have to wait until there has been exposure to COVID-19 at your home or business to call on us. We are here for you at SERVPRO of East Greenville County, 864-292-3495.

Be Prepared. Every Second Counts! - Part 3 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoration Is Possible Our team at SERVPRO of East Greenville County can serve you through your Fire mitigation needs. Give us a call today!

Practice fire safety while smoking

The leading cause of fatal fires is smoking and they occur throughout the year.  Smoking accounts for more than 20% of home fire deaths.  If you smoke, do it outdoors if possible.  Always make sure cigarettes are completely extinguished every time by dipping them in water or a bucket of water.  Never smoke in bed because mattresses and bedding can catch on fire easily, especially if you’ve fallen asleep.  Never mix smoking with medical oxygen as it is highly flammable.

Don’t take chances, take precautions. Stay tuned for this blog series to learn how you can proactively protect your home and loved ones from fires. Every second counts! 

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Your Commercial Property has Storm Damage. Now What? Part 2 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Water & Storm Damage is the worst! Storm Damage can make way for Water Damage & Mold Damage, and even Fire Damage if not dealt with properly & swiftly. Give our team a call today!

A burst/leaky pipe causes water to collect in the spaces between walls or floors in a structure which can lead to mold growth. A flood from a storm or overflowing river bank might deposit massive amounts of dirty water all over the first floor of a structure. Now what?

Contacting a Water Restoration Expert

It may be a good idea to contact a water damage restoration expert to handle the task of dry-out/tear-out for you if you’re inspecting your own property and do not have experience in water cleanup/restoration work.  This is because water damage remediation work can be too dangerous or delicate for someone without specialized training or experience to handle.

For example, a professional in water damage restoration will have the appropriate experience and tools to minimize their risks from hazards such as mold spores, weakened floors that may collapse, and exposure to fiberglass insulation – all of which are common hazards in water cleanup and restoration work.  Additionally, an expert is more likely to be able to successfully complete dry-out tasks in a way that minimizes cost and the overall damage and risk of future problems.  Trying to handle tear-out and dry-out work without the requisite and experience can lead to big problems – not the least of which is accidental injury from handling damaged building materials.

Have Water or Storm Damage? 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

www.delmhorst.com

Be Prepared. Every Second Counts! - Part 2 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

7/1/2020 (Permalink)

Be careful when grilling outdoors

The number one leading cause of house fires is cooking.  This danger only increases when you move cooking outdoors.  For safe grilling this summer, follow these fire tips:

  • Always use your grill outdoors and keep it at least 10’ away from any structures.  Make sure there are no overhanging branches in the area.  The National Fire Protection Association reports that 27% of home fires are started by an outdoor grill on a patio or courtyard and 29% started on an exterior balcony or open porch.
  • Use charcoal starter fluid carefully.  If the fire starts to go down, do not add more starter fluid.
  • Have baking soda, a fire extinguisher or a bucket of sand handy if you need to put out a fire.  Under no circumstances are you to add water to a grease fire.

Don’t take chances, take precautions. Stay tuned for this blog series to learn how you can proactively protect your home and loved ones from fires. Every second counts! 

Have Fire Damage? 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

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Your Commercial Property has Storm Damage. Now What? | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

Fallen Trees & Broken Roofs Storm Damage can make way for Water Damage & Mold Damage, and even Fire Damage if not dealt with properly & swiftly. Give our team a call today!

There are numerous situations where a commercial property might suffer extensive storm or water damage.  For example, a burst/leaky pipe causing water to collect in the spaces between walls or floors in a structure that can lead to mold growth or a flood from a storm or overflowing river bank might deposit massive amounts of dirty water all over the first floor of a structure.

Whether it’s flood water damage or some other form of moisture intrusion, here are guidelines to follow if you’re inspecting your building for water damage.

Confirm the Extent of the Damage

One of the first things you’ll want to do if you discover signs of water or storm damage is verify the extent of the damage.  A simple visual check probably won’t be enough to reliably establish the full scope of the problem.  

Unfortunately, water can soak into many building materials far from the source of the moisture intrusion without causing any obvious signs for quite a long time.  To accurately measure how far the water has spread, you need a specialized tool such as a moisture meter for building inspection.

When using a moisture meter, you can measure the moisture content of the materials where you noticed the water damage.  While continuing to make checks progressively farther away from the original site of damage, you can establish how widespread the damage is as well as determine the severity of the moisture intrusion.

With this information gathered, you can determine whether you need to focus on drying out the affected areas, or simply tear them out so they can be replaced with undamaged material.

Have Water or Storm Damage? 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

www.delmhorst.com