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Build it Together So They Can Play Together

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

Community Build it Together So They Can Play Together Stevens Park Theme is the History of Kershaw South Carolina

We at SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties are excited to take part in the rebuilding of Stevens Park located in Kershaw, South Carolina.

This is a park loved, and utilized by many in our community.  Unfortunately in the spring of 2017 it was discovered the protective weather coating used on the equipment failed, and due to weather conditions the equipment quickly deteriorated causing immediately closure of the park for safety reasons.  The community was deeply saddened and affected by the closure, and is looking forward to the rebuilding and reopening of the park.

The History of Kershaw is the park theme, and will focus on the needs of all. Utilizing the old footprint of the park, we are excited to see the heritage of our history a place we can enjoy daily.  There will be more accessibility for those with needs affording each of us the ability to play together.

The community has come together as a whole from fund raising events, to enlisting volunteers to help with the rebuild.

Joining in the community efforts SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is donating a Carpet Cleaning to be auctioned off on March 04, 2018 at the Kershaw Auction House.  Donations are needed, and whether it be large, or small, new, or used (as long as it's in good shape) your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Example of accepted donations (all tax deductible); Appliances, Furniture, Bicycles, Toys, Lawn Equipment, Tools, Vacation Packages, Day or Weekend Gift Certificates, Cleaning Coupons, Non-perishable Foods, Lunch or Dinner Gift Certificates.  Regardless, any and all donations will help to rebuild our park.

March 17th-30th, 2018 is the dates scheduled for the rebuilding of the park.  Short, Tall, Big, or Small, all hands will be put to use.

Great news for those who would like to sponsor a component of the park by either an individual group, or business.  Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties looks forward to working together with our community to make the rebuilding of Stevens Park in Kershaw, South Carolina an event to remember.

See you there!

Warm Up Wisely

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Warm Up Wisely Too Much Heat At Your Feet

Winter is upon us, and so is the potential for families and or businesses turning to heating resources they feel might be beneficial in helping to heat a home, or business.

Statically billions are spent each year, yes each year, on damage caused by fires.  Lives are lost, and many are injured.

  • In the winter time the rural communities will utilize portable space heaters, wood stoves, and kerosene heaters.  Unfortunately it is a common risk taken without the complete understanding of the fire potential should any of these be used improperly.

Below are some winter safety tips, and general fire prevention tips to help keep you, your families, and homes safe.

  • Space heaters need space---keep furniture and objects away
  • Electric space heaters must be plugged directly into a wall outlet---NOT AN EXTENSION CORD
  • Appliances must be plugged directly into the wall outlet, not an extension cord to avoid the potential of an electrical fire. 
  • NEVER use gasoline in kerosene heaters, or camp stove oil units.
  • NEVER fill a heating unit when hot
  • Be sure your chimney is clean before using, and that your damper is working properly
  • Use an insert or heavy screen to prevent hot embers from leaving the fireplace compartment, and keep logs from rolling out
  • ALWAYS allow ashes to cool before removing, and ALWAYS place ashes inside a metal container.  Always store ash containers at least 10 feet from buildings
  • NEVER leave food cooking, or candles burning unattended.
  • NEVER use a grill as a heat source inside the home, or business.
  • ALWAYS use portable generators outside away from doors and windows, NEVER use inside of enclosed areas of a home or buildings.
  • Make sure you have working smoke alarms outside of each sleeping area, and at least one carbon monoxide alarm in the home.

If you are in need of smoke detectors either call or stop by your local fire department and they will be happy to provide what is needed in your home at no cost.  If you are unable to install, they will be happy to assist and install for you.

We at SERVPRO of Kershaw & Lancaster Counties wish you a safe and warm winter.  Should you have any questions, or are in need  of assistance please feel free to contact us.

SERVPRO of Kershaw & Lancaster Counties IS YOUR NUMBER ONE RESOURCE FOR FIRE, WATER, AND MOLD REMEDIATION.

SOCKING IN THE 2018 WINTER

1/5/2018 (Permalink)

Community SOCKING IN THE 2018 WINTER SERVPRO READY AND SERVPRO WARM

SERVPRO OF KERSHAW AND LANCASTER COUNTIES IS ASKING OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO HELP US SOCK UP THOSE IN NEED BY DONATING ONE PACK OF SOCKS.

  • COLDEST WINTER IN YEARS
  • SOCKS GOING TO THE HOMELESS SHELTERS
  • MEN ** WOMEN **
  • CHILDREN ** INFANTS **

SERVPRO WILL BE PICKING UP SOCKS  FROM JANUARY 15TH THRU THE 19TH

DON’T FORGET TO MARK YOU’RE CALENDER!!

           DON'T TAKE A SEAT!

           LET’S WARM SOME FEET…..

CONTACT:CindySue

Office:803 475 7500

Cell:   803 669 0867

Not My Typical Monday

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Not My Typical Monday Blame the Water Heater

The day started off just as any typical Monday morning for me. Getting back into the weekly regiment after a nice long weekend, alarms clocks going off, the hustle and bustle of finding a matching sock, or the left shoe the dog seems to have stashed in with his favorite toys.  Lunches packed, backpacks double checked, all good so far.  Breakfast on the run, or should I say ride, as the kids pile in the Mommy van for the trek to school.  The next twenty minutes are a mixture of mommy, mommy, and my voice rising about the chatter with my ‘don't forgets’.  All said and done, not a bad start for a Monday morning.  Fifteen minutes of quiet is mine, it’s the time I use to prepare for the day ahead.  I'm ready, team hat on, I forge through the office door smiling.

My smile quickly vanishes as I step into a carpeted foyer turned indoor wading pool.  My mind is racing as I frantically search for the source of the water that has so graciously made itself into far more than a wading pool.  From the front door clear to the back door the water ripples with each step I take.  The normally quiet morning is filled with an unusual sound of water, and to my already pumping with adrenaline being, I find the source upon opening the door to the hot water heater.  Like a dam just turned loose, the water rushed out of the closet. For a fleeting moment I had the thought of a dam affected by a flood as the water spewed out over and around my feet and legs giving the illusion of trees caught in its path.  

Shifting gears I grabbed my IPhone and tapped on the ERP ICON. The ERP ICON represents EARLY READY PROGRAM that is offered, and provided by SERVPRO. I was immediately able to click on the EMERGENCY WATER SHUTOFF NUMBER provided by SERVPRO in our companies EMERGENCY READY PROFILE.  Water shutoff issue handled, I next located the plumber’s number, also provided by SERVPRO in our EMERGENCY READY PROFILE. Next I contacted SERVPRO who immediately helped to sooth my panic, and stress, as they are dispatching out a SERVPRO CERTIFIED WATER MITIGATION CREW as we speak.

Over the next few days SERVPRO was a much appreciated presence in our office as they moved our CONTENTS, performed WATER MITIGATION, and DAILY MONITORING in the affected areas.  SERVPRO was patient, and understanding in explaining the entire process each step of the way.  Once the DRYING was completed, I watched in astonishment as each article of our contents was meticulously replaced to their original locations.

Reflecting back on what I have labeled "Not My Typical Monday" I know there were many factors that contributed to how that day started, and, how it ended.  I find great satisfaction in knowing that the main positive influential factor was, and will remain SERVPRO OF KERSHAW AND LANCASTER COUNTIES.  Little did I know, or realize, when I signed up for the SERVPRO EARLY READY PROFILE PROGRAM just how useful it would become. It is, and will continue to be a resource for us.

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEIR OWN EARLY READY PROFILE feel free to contact:

CindySue Ackerman  

803 669 0867 or 803 475 7500

GIVING THANKS

11/14/2017 (Permalink)

Community GIVING THANKS WE AT SERVPRO WANT TO EXTEND A WARM, HAPPY THANKSGIVING WISH TO THE COUNTIES OF KERSHAW AND LANCASTER.

Thanksgiving is a special time of year. It is a time to reflect on the many blessings bestowed upon us, and give thanks. One can keep track of the many people who partake in the listing for thirty days all they are grateful for in their lives. The realm is one which can be as big as a new home, or as simple as a much needed pair of shoes, and some even the meal to which they so graciously give thanks. We are a very blessed community filled with many who strive to fulfill the basic and simple needs of others. To get up each day, have a choice in what to wear that day, deciding what to pull out of the freezer to fix for dinner after work, all simple tasks to which we have grown accustomed. While there are those who are feeling lost as they stare at an empty cupboard. The struggle with their pride is lost as reality resonates with the cries of the hungry wanting to be fed.

THANKS-- to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgment to.

GIVING--to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation, bestow.

THANKSGIVING--the act of giving thanks, grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties invite the community to join together to help feed families in need for their THANKSGIVING MEAL.

Foods collected in the Lancaster areas will benefit those using the Christian Services Food Pantry located at 1227 Great Falls Hwy Lancaster S.C. 29020 803-285-4444  http://www.christianserviceslsc.com/ 

Foods collected in the Kershaw areas will benefit those using the K.A.R.E. Food Pantry located at 206-210 East Marion Street Kershaw S.C. 29067 803-475-4173  https://kershawkare.org/food-pantry/

Foods collected in the Camden areas will benefit those using the Food for the Soul Food Pantry located at 110 A DeKalb St Camden S.C. 803-432-4771  http://foodforthesoulkc.com/

Flyers and boxes have been distributed throughout the communities for your convenience. To request a pickup for donations call:

CindySue Ackerman 803-669-0867 or 803-475-7500

Up Coming CE Class - May 31 2017

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is holding its next CE class in Camden at the Robert Mills Courthouse on May 31, 2017.  We have had a good response from our local agents.  There is still time to reserve you spot.  We will be teaching 2 classes.  First class is Biohazard Cleanup and then we will have a class on Mitigation Awareness & Response.

Firefest 2016

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Community Firefest 2016 Kershaw County Firefest 2016

The 2016 Kershaw County FireFest was a huge success! SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties was very proud to be a vendor at this event. It was a great way to get involved in the  community and meet the local people. Events like Firefest are important.  It helps bring awareness to families about fire prevention and safety. It is a fun environment with lots for the family to enjoy, while learning how important it is to be prepared and have a plan in place incase of a emergency. SERVPRO was glad to be apart of the event in our local community. 

Mold!! What would you do?

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold!! What would you do? The inside of our closets is not somewhere that we look everyday. SERVPRO was able to clean the mold and help the homeowner determine the cause.

Mold!! What do you do? 


Buying a new home can be stressful. What would you do if you were in the middle of buying your first home and found mold? Who do you call first? Who can help? SERVPRO is here to help. Let SERVPRO take some of the stress off of you as the realtor or homeowner. SERVPRO can come out and inspect home for any visible signs of mold. If mold is found SERVPRO can take the necessary steps to treat and kill mold. SERVPRO can get you back to enjoying the home buying process quickly. SERVPRO is here to help from start to finish. 

Small Business of the Year Award

5/18/2016 (Permalink)

Community Small Business of the Year Award 2015-2016 Small Business of the Year award. Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is very proud and honored to be awarded the Small Business of the Year for 2015-2016, by Kershaw County. We are very involved in our local communities and will continue to strive to better ourselves and surrounding communities. Thank you Kershaw County!

CE Class

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties held our first CE Class for 2016 on April 6th, 2016. We are very excitied about the Restorative Drying For Water Damage class that we held. We had a great turn out and are already setting things up for another CE class in May. This is a great way to help local agents get credits that they need, while being able to talk and build a better trusting relationship with them. SERVPRO looks forward to many more awesome and exciting CE classes and events in the near future.