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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? 

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Be Prepared. Every Second Counts! - Part 1 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/13/2020 (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!

Did you know that a house fire can become life-threatening in just two minutes?  In five minutes, a home can be completely engulfed in flames.  House fires are the most common disaster in the United States with more than 88,000 fires occurring each year.  Most house fires occur between the late fall and winter, especially December and January, when furnaces, space heaters and fireplaces introduce a greater risk in the home.  Still, many fires occur during the summer months due to fireworks and outdoor grilling so it’s imperative to know and understand common causes of house fires and how to prevent them.

Make sure your smoke detectors work

There should be at least one smoke detector on every floor of your house in an area that can be heard from every room.  Smoke detectors should be inspected regularly to make sure they are in good working order.  Have an escape plan ready that your entire household can practice in case of an emergency.  There should be two possible exits from every room and these paths should be free and clear of as much clutter as possible.

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! 

Be on the lookout for more fire safety tips throughout the year! 

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Our Newest Production Team Members | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of East Greenville County Meet our new production team members! Duvan (left) & Gerardo (Right).

SERVPRO of East Greenville County specializes in the mitigation (acting to stop and reverse the effects of a damaging event), cleanup, and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage. Our entire team has a goal to serve you effectively and efficiently. To do so, we have a team of highly trained and skilled men and women to meet your mitigation needs. Recently, we add a few new members to the team. Learn more about them below!

Duvan Castro

Over a month ago, our team gained an amazing asset! Former US Marine and retired New York City Police Officer, Duvan Castro. He has spent the better part of my adult life serving the community in numerous ways. Leadership runs through his veins, teamwork and grit are no foreign concept to him. He is an outstanding individual, and told our staff members “ I am thankful and blessed to be able to continue serving the community by being part of the SERVPRO of East Greenville County family.”

Gerardo Lopez

Our most recent addition is Gerardo Lopez. He is originally from Colombia, South America. He loves the service industry, and has worked in it for years as an independent handyman. Remodeling or renovations were his specialty. Over the years, his focus has been high quality work and amazing customer service, “since,” as he mentioned to our team, “they are the key  to achieve excellent and impeccable work. Gerardo enjoys the satisfaction of doing a great and professional job for others in the surrounding communities.

We are so excited about our new team members. They are a great fit for our team, goal and wonderful to work with. Should you ever have any water damage, fire damage, storm damage, or any other mitigation needs, give our location a call (864.292.3495) and one of these great people will be ready to help however they can.

What To Do When There’s Unexpected Flooding - Part 5 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/8/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is the worst! Give us a call today if you are suffering from water or storm damage!

Leaky roofs, burst pipes, floods and other sources may cause water damage problems in your home.  Having even the slightest bit of water damage can lead to countless repairs that you’ll have to deal with in the future. Check out today’s water damage tip to help you in the long run!

Final Water Damage Cleanup Tips

There are many things that can cause water damage to your home.  If you find yourself with an unexpected flood be sure to use these water damage restoration tips to make sure you’re doing everything possible to reduce further damage before the professionals arrive.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc.  SERVPRO of East Greenville County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.  Should you be facing unexpected flood waters in your home, give us a call at 864-292-3495.  We’re here to help!

Sources:

www.floodsafety.com

What To Do When There’s Unexpected Flooding - Part 4 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is the worst! Give us a call today if you are suffering from water or storm damage!

Leaky roofs, burst pipes, floods and other sources may cause water damage problems in your home.  Having even the slightest bit of water damage can lead to countless repairs that you’ll have to deal with in the future. Check out today’s water damage tip to help you in the long run!

Relocate Items to Dry Areas

Relocate anything can be removed, like drapes, rugs or carpet mats that are loose.  If it’s wet, it probably needs to be disposed of.  

If there are any wet books in the area take them and lay them out flat to dry.  It is best to remove them from the area to do this because it will make it easier for the water damage restoration company to get in and do what they need to do.

Our team is ready to relocate any items for you should you need it. We at SERVPRO of East Greenville have a qualified team ready to serve you. If you have any questions, give our location a call and someone will be ready to help you! 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

Sources:

www.floodsafety.com

What To Do When There’s Unexpected Flooding - Part 3 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is the worst! Give us a call today if you are suffering from water or storm damage!

Leaky roofs, burst pipes, floods and other sources may cause water damage problems in your home.  Having even the slightest bit of water damage can lead to countless repairs that you’ll have to deal with in the future. Check out today’s water damage tip to help you in the long run!

Remove Move Furniture, Rugs, and Smaller Items

Lift your furniture by placing it on blocks and move any affected furniture out of the way, if possible.  Putting your furniture on blocks will help the base of the pieces to dry.  Also, don’t forget to open all doors and drawers on the furniture so the inside of it will dry out as well.  Removing it from the area will keep the water remediation company from having to do it, possibly saving you money as well.

We at SERVPRO of East Greenville have a qualified team ready to serve you. If you have any questions, give our location a call and someone will be ready to help you! 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

Sources:

www.floodsafety.com

What To Do When There’s Unexpected Flooding - Part 2 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is the worst! Give us a call today if you are suffering from water or storm damage!

Leaky roofs, burst pipes, floods and other sources may cause water damage problems in your home. Having even the slightest bit of water damage can lead to countless repairs that you’ll have to deal with in the future. Check out today’s water damage tip to help you in the long run!

Mitigate Water Quickly


Get rid of as much water as possible by using a mop and a broom.  Avoid using a regular vacuum cleaner because it is not made for this much water. A high-volume vacuum might do the trick in some cases, but from an earlier explanation, it is better to work with a broom and a mop since they are much safer when you’re trying to clear out water.  Doing this will help clear the way for the water damage specialists at SERVPRO to get in there and may also save you a bit of money in the remediation process.

We at SERVPRO of East Greenville have a qualified team to serve you. If you have any questions, give our location a call and someone will be ready to help you! 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

Sources:

www.floodsafety.com

What To Do When There’s Unexpected Flooding - Part 1 | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage is the worst! Give us a call today if you are suffering from water or storm damage!

DIY Water Damage Cleanup Tips

Leaky roofs, burst pipes, floods and other sources may cause water damage problems in your home.  Having even the slightest bit of water damage can lead to countless repairs that you’ll have to deal with in the future. If water invades your property, our flood mitigation and cleanup experts at SERVPRO of East Greenville County state that you need to get hold of the situation quickly before everything gets out of control.  Over the next week, we will be posting water restoration tips that can help to manage the extent of the damage water can cause.

Be Careful With Live Electricity

When you discover that water is compromising your home, it’s important to focus on safety first.  There are many things to consider before any action should be taken.  First, be sure to switch off the power and turn off the electricity in your home to avoid getting shocked.  Also, be sure not to use a vacuum clean to try and clean up the water.

If part of the flooding has been caused by a broken sewer line, act quickly and get your family into a safe place in the meanwhile before the professionals do their work to avoid getting sick.  Also, if the cause of the water damage is due to a burst pipe, find the source and fix it before it causes more problems.

We at SERVPRO of East Greenville have a qualified team to serve you. If you have any questions, give our location a call and someone will be ready to help you! 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

Sources:

www.floodsafety.com

Maintain a Healthy Living Environment | SERVPRO of East Greenville

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of East Greenville Smells and odors can be uninviting. Let our team recreate your space by cleaning your carpet!

Why is carpet cleaning important? What does it do for your home and for you? These may be questions you’re asking yourself when you move into a new home or begin to notice an odd smell in your home. Cleaning your carpet helps remove dust, dirt, gases, animal hair and other grime, which in turn creates a clean and healthy environment to live in. Maintaining a healthy living space is why it is important to clean your carpet every six months or year. Not sure what kind of carpet cleaning you need? Here is a list of cleaning services we offer:

Need Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?

We also offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets.
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types.
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas.
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry.
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue.

We at SERVPRO of East Greenville have a qualified team to serve you. If you have any questions, give our location a call and someone will be ready to help you! 

Call Today – (864) 292-3495

Our Newest Office Team Members | SERVPRO of East Greenville County

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Welcome to the team! We're so excited to have these two join our team!

Our goal at SERVPRO of East Greenville is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “Like it never even happened.” To enhance our ability to serve you best, we have added a few bright and smiling faces to our team. Read more about our new office team members below!

Kelly Ryals | Commercial Sales Representative at SERVPRO of East Greenville County (Right)

Kelly is a graduate of Anderson University and has spent over a decade in outside sales positions spanning across SC, NC and GA.  Kelly will be working closely with our commercial customers and helping them develop Emergency Ready Profiles for their business. Kelly firmly believes in building and maintaining relationships which has made her successful in her past careers. Kelly loves going on the road every day to meet with business owners and other potential contacts. She believes that helping people through the restoration process is a rewarding experience and is compassionate and knowledgeable in helping them through the tough process that a disaster can bring. Kelly is the mother of two boys, Peyton and Nolan, and is active in her church at West Spartanburg Baptist.  She enjoys spending time with her family and heading off to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a day of sightseeing and hiking.

Grayson Smith | Administrative Assistant at SERVPRO of East Greenville (Left)

Originally from Columbia, SC, Grayson moved to Spartanburg to go to college at Spartanburg Methodist College. After graduating with his associates degree, he began attending Anderson University in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree. Grayson sought out a job that would allow him to serve others. He got married a year and a half ago to a wonderful young lady he met at college. He is currently 23 years old and loves photography and videography, and visiting new coffee shops. In his free time he enjoys serving at his church, going to movies with his wife, friends and family, and creating artwork. Grayson is dedicated to serving others no matter the circumstances, and has a heart for caring for others. 

We are so excited about our new team members. They are a great fit for our team, goal and wonderful to work with. Should you ever have any water damage, fire damage, storm damage, or any other mitigation needs, give our location a call (864.292.3495) and one of these two will be ready to serve you.