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Ready For Open House

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Ready For Open House Commercial Carpeting

You have a dream, with the dream comes the vision, and you set out to achieve what is now a reality.  To open and run a commercial business requires careful planning.  

Part of this plan is to procure the proper commercial property to house your dream.  There are few commercial properties that fill your vision.  Also, you get a call and your heart skips a beat.  Somehow you know already this could be the one. 

You arrive, and there is no doubt you envision your business in the commercial property before you. 

As you survey the scene you realize the only thing wrong is the carpet cleaning that will be required. Without hesitation, nor realizing the late hour, you call SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties to query the potential of a commercial carpet cleaning. 

Estatic that SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties answered your call at almost 8:00 pm, and was happy to schedule an appointment to provide an estimate for a Commercial Carpet Cleaning. 

One week and 40,000 square feet of Commercial Carpet Cleaning completed, your on your way to hosting your Grand Opening. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties not only meets your needs, but helps fulfill dreams. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties 24/7/365 is here whether it’s Residential, or Commercial. 

803-475-7500. 

Front Seat

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Front Seat Yes the seats empty

When offered the front seat one imagines the shottgun theory lol. Let’s load up and go for a ride woo hoo.  Will unfortunately this front seat offer was more in line with a commercial sprinkler shower. 

Without a doubt all involved and privy to the water damage were absolutely dumbfounded at how such a major water loss had just occurred in a large commercial building. 

Did you know that there are different types of fire sprinkler heads?  I did not, yet was made aware that there is by the fire chief who responded with the fire department.  

The level of heat allowed by the heat of the ceiling attic triggered a full blown fire alarm to the fire department. 

Whether it’s a Commercial Fire, Commercial Water, Residential Water, or Residential Fire SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is ready to assist with your needs 24/7/365.  803-475-4500

We call shotgun ??

Flood Flow

7/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Flood Flow Through The Door

Once there is a flood on the inside of a building, or home the water will continue to flow until the source of the problem is resolved. Water either into the line must be shut off, or the entire water system will need to be shut off, and a plumber will need to come and resolve the issue that caused the water to flood the home, or office.

Upon arriving to work Monday morning the office manager was greeted with standing water that was caused by a broken pipe in the break room. Making a call to SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties brought out a crew in less than an hour to begin the water mitigation process.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is available 24/7/365 to assist with your needs. 803 475 7500

And There Wasn't Even a Fire

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial And There Wasn't Even a Fire Fire Sprinkler Heads Cause Water Damage

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties like any other restoration company receives calls from time to time that causes one to step back, and say "You've got to be kidding". This is the exact response by SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties upon arriving at a medical facility that had received a fire alert. The fire department was diligently searching for the fire that had caused the alarm. No flames were found, nor was there any indication of smoke, or anything smoldering. Perplexed as to what had caused the alarm, and all of the indoor Fire Sprinkler Heads to activate. The water source was turned off, but not before the interior had received extensive water damage. Ceilings had dropped, insulation heavily saturated with water now lay on the floor throughout the building. Looking into the waiting room at just the right angle one had the perception the floor had just received a top notch coat of wax the glisten was so magnificent.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties set up and began the task of extracting the water, and removing the debris caused by the water. Still no one was able to locate a fire, a hot spot, or smoldering object that would have caused the Fire Sprinkler Heads to activate the fire sprinkler system.

It was later determined that the high temperatures outside had caused even hotter temperature inside the highest points of the building, thus causing the Fire Sprinkler Heads to falsely believe the heat was from a fire.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties responds 24/7/365 to fire, water, mold, and trauma.

Fire can sweep through a building quickly causing a lot of damage, and water can also be a costly loss as well.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties responds to your needs. Call us 24/7/365 we are here to help.

Should Of Read The Print on The Hose

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Should Of Read The Print on The Hose Small Hose Large Problem

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties respond to a commercial water loss that involved one small water lin e that caused the entire building to flood.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties immediately began the process of water mitigation, and then proceeded to the dry out process. 

Once the initial shock of coming to work and finding literally the entire building floors covered in water, a call to SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties, and figure out exactly how and why the ice maker water line had burst causing the entire building to flood. Just imagine the surprise once it was discovered the plumber had used a water line clearly labeled ‘do not use on ice maker water line’. Houston we have a problem. Clearly no one had read the clear disuse instructions, or choose to blatantly heed the warning. An issue to be resolved without a doubt, but the issue of flooding due to excess water in the building is being remedied by SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties.

24/7/365 SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is available to assist with commercial, or residential services, whether it is water damage, or fire damage.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties 24/7/365    803 475 7500

Finding a new home to purchase and mold

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding a new home to purchase and mold Mold found under a window in a house for sale

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 of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here to help. Let SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties take some of the stress off of you as the realtor or homeowner. SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties can come out and inspect home for visible signs of mold. If mold is found SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties can take the necessary steps to treat and kill mold. SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties can get you back to enjoying the home buying process quickly.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here to help from start to finish 24/7/365 we are here to meet your needs.

A Rolling Thunderstorm Reeks Havoc On Home

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage A Rolling Thunderstorm Reeks Havoc On Home Yes the tree looks better in the yard

Sitting in the comfort of one’s dry and cool home this time of year can change in the blink of an eye.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties received calls last night due to the heavy winds, and rain that rolled through.

Watching your favorite TV show one moment, and staring through the leaves of the tree that an hour ago was looking pretty nice right in your front yard.

Not sure what has you more frozen the sound of a loud roaring train that preceded the crash on your home, or the actual tree in your home.

Regardless, it’s a feeling that hangs on as you call SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties to handle the situation. While the situation of a tree in your home is new to you, here at SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is familiar with a call that results from a tree falling on a home or business.

24/7/365 SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here to meet your needs.

The Storm That Missed With My Dream

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Storm That Missed With My Dream It's Official Were An Island

When buying your property you were so excited at the prospect of sitting in the dawn of morning at the river right in front of your house and catching breakfast. The amenities of camping and the luxury of home making your life a dream come true. After several days of heavy rain what you once thought to be the perfect way of life turned into a nightmare that you hoped would be exactly that, a nightmare. Greatly concerned about the safety of your family you frantically begin the process of packing up the family, and whatever belonging you could fit into the car. Looking in the rearview mirror is the reflection of wakes from the tires as they forge through the flood waters; in your mind you know it should be your boat making those wakes, not your car.

The cliché that time is a healer is better suited to this type of occasion knowing SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is qualified to handle the flooded home once the waters have receded. So many belongings left behind many irreplaceable, yet just knowing that SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties will do their best to preserve what the waters didn’t destroy.    

24/7/365 SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is ready to help after the storm.

Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Community Camden/Kershaw County Fire Fest Fun Filled Parade with Fire Trucks

The 23rd Annual Fire Fest kicks off Fire Prevention Week!  This is going to be a fun-filled day with the Kershaw County's first responders.

Fire Fest is an annual event that takes place every year on the last Saturday in September. It is a great way to get involved in the community, and meet local people. It consists of a parade of emergency vehicles through downtown Camden and ends at Rhame Arena. Come see the antique fire trucks, let the kids play games, see demonstrations, watch firefighter competitions and local entertainment. This event is free so that citizens and visitors can learn about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. Fire Fest is the kick off for Fire Prevention Week.  

For more information about this year's Fire Fest, please contact the Camden Fire Department at (803) 425-6040. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here 24/7/365 to help with your needs.

Effects of Fire and Smoke

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Effects of Fire and Smoke Small Pan Large Fire

UNATTENDED STOVE FIRE Part 1

With summer just around the corner, and the long heated days we are experiencing, it is easy to start something as simple as a pot of beans on the stove and walk away. Might be it just too hot to stand there, and while you find comfort closer to a cooler part of the room, it is easy to get distracted and move onto another point of interest, and one certainly not as hot as standing by the stove. Now let’s not be too hard on ourselves as this is an occurrence that is quite common in most homes. Unfortunately over the sound of the television, and the conversation of others comes the obnoxious blast of the fire alarms, yes alarms as the smoke has fanned out to envelope the entire house. Panic sets in and you run for the kitchen only to find flames lapping at the cabinets and ceiling. Frantically you dial 911, grab what you can, if you can, and scramble for the closest door to head outside.

As you do a quick look around to be sure everyone has made it out safely, shock begins to set in, and your mind races to remember all that you still have in the house that is irreplaceable. The situation can only be classified as one filled with trauma, and raw emotions. With a sigh of relief you hear SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties assure you they are on their way.

While damage from the actual flames was confined mostly to the kitchen, you take notice of how the smoke has migrated throughout the entire home. Many unexpected issues from smoke and fire damage can be found. While walking through the home with SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties it becomes evident the actual amount of damage smoke can cause. You’ll notice discolored walls, or ash and soot on the floor, often depending on the water path used with the fire hose, this will be accompanied by a black sooty soggy film. Be mindful of the smell as you make your way through the house as smells can be produced which can cause side effects that can be harmful not only to surfaces, but your health as well. Keep in mind that there will be changes in what you are seeing, some immediately, and some over the next few hours, or even days.

To be continued by SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties

24/7/365 SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is available to assist with your needs.