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Got Mold? Call SERVPRO For Removal of Your Mold

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Back door with a pink curtain right side of lower wall has visible mold To avoid further issues mold should be addressed as early as possible

These days to just hear the word mold is enough to make one listen to see how it might affect them.  It seems all too often calls come in regarding either the smell, or what appears to be a presence of mold.  Yes, it sounds scary, it looks scary, and it smells yucky.  Mold can cause health effects without one even realizing that it is the mold causing the problem.

At SERVPRO our certified technicians are ready to help resolve your mold issues once it is determined that it is indeed mold, and what the cause of the mold is in the first place.  We use an anti-microbial to clean up the mold.  Our goal is to get you back to the comfort of home “Like it never even happened.” 

A Dirty HVAC Can Leave Dust and Allergens in the Air

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A dirty HVAC Duct and a clean HVAC Duct Keeping your HVAC Ducts clean will provided a cleaner, and healthier work, or home environment

All too often when dusting your home, or business, you walk back in the room an hour later and find a coating of dust once again has come to rest where you just dusted.  Or you wonder why the hearing and/or air conditioning unit seems to be running for longer periods of time.  You change the filters as required, but without realizing it, you have neglected to clean your air ducts which run the air throughout the system in your home, or business.  Keeping your HVAC system cleaned on a regular maintenance schedule can also help reduce the chances of a fire. Since your heating and air is throughout your home, or business, the air can contain allergens, pet dander, and dust particles. Keeping your ducts cleaned on a regular basis will help keep your air cleaner and provided a healthier environment.

Call today to schedule your DUCT CLEANING. We want to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

A Fire Can Affect your Home or Business and SERVPRO is Prepared to Help

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Burned out living room with a few contents that will be salvageable SERVPRO is prepared to assist with when fire damage affects your home or business.

Without a doubt a fire has its own level of devastation, add to that the amount of water used to extinguish the blaze.  Now add all the water that has accumulated during the process, and you now have water damage on top of the fire damage, and potentially if not handled in a timely fashion there is the potential for mold as well.

Once the property has been released by the fire department, SERVPRO will begin the cleanup process. Depending on the time of the incident will determine whether a Board-Up is needed.  A Board-Up will help protect the property and keep the curious out.  The contents will be addressed, each listed on a Salvage, or Non-Salvageable List.  Fire can affect the integrity of glass, plastics, and fabrics. For the business, or homeowner this can all be rather overwhelming, and we understand.  Our SERVPRO Crew Chief is available to explain the process, answer your questions, and works directly with your Insurance Adjuster. 

At SERVPRO we want you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Emergency Ready Profile Makes a Difference When the Unplanned Happens

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Emergency Ready Profile display with Fire Water Mold and Other Tabs Emergency Ready Profile will expedite the time factor in the event of an emergency.

There is no easy way to describe trauma whether it is accidental, or intentional.  A call came in one morning and the caller was to say the least very distraught, bewildered, and her raw emotion was heartbreaking.  She manages one of the larger apartment communities in Camden, South Carolina, and overnight there was an incident at one of the units that began on the second floor and came to an end on the first floor.  While it is a call no one wants to make, or take, it is an unfortunate reality.  

My first response was to assure her that it’s going to be OK, that we can handle everything once the unit was released into her custody.  While I had her on the phone, I pulled up their Emergency Ready Plan which allowed me to have a visual on which building required the trauma cleanup.  I assured her that our trained technicians would be in route to her shortly.  Suddenly, she let out a sigh and said, 'thank you so much, I feel better already just talking with you'.

Our technicians were dispatched once I had provided the information regarding the required access entrance, and where to park which I had obtained when I did their Emergence Ready Profile.  The compassion, the response time, the Emergency Ready Plan, were all key in making it "Like it never even happened." 

Lightning Strikes Tree Down Causing it to Land in The Living Room

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Living room with an open roof and tree in the room Lightening struck the tree which was just tall enough to land in the living room

SERVPRO receives calls that vary from wind damage to water damage when heavy winds, and rain roll through.

Watching your favorite TV show one moment and staring through the leaves of the tree that an hour ago was looking 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 to handle the situation. While the situation of a tree in your home is new to you, here at SERVPRO we are familiar with a call that results from a tree falling on a home or business.

24/7/365 SERVPRO is here to meet your needs.

We want you back "Like it never even happened."

A Severe storm brings heavy rains causing a church to flood.

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Long church hallway with wet carpets white benches against the walls A hallway is affected by the heavy rains that brought the flood waters into the church.

As we listened to the weatherman describe the severity of the storms, most let it float from one ear to the other. It was as they said, a severe storm that started in the Gulf Coast, and hitting the south before its path to the upper states. Our little neck in the woods left us finding many struggling to deal with the water that was quickly rising. First Baptist Church called SERVPRO, and SERVPRO was on site in a short amount of time. The building is four thousand square feet that was literally invaded by water, that knows few closed doors. SERVPRO came in and immediately began a Water Mitigation to remove the water, and then performed a Mold Remediation which helps to alleviate the potential for mold. SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration industry and available 24/7/365We want you back "Like it never even happened."

Summer Thunderstorm Causes Lightning to Strike a Home

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Charred attic beams caused by lightening striking the home Lightening struck a home causing heavy fire damage to the attic and home

A family relaxing at home one evening as a heavy thunderstorm rolled through were more than startled to hear a horrific crash above them.  Lightning had hit the roof and into the attic hitting the HVAC System. What ensued was a fire that spread throughout the attic, and into the home. There was extensive fire damage, smoke damage, and water damage.

SERVPRO provided a board up to protect the home from further outside elements.  With the cleanup process there are proper steps to take in order to make it "Like it never even happened." 

While an unfortunate situation, SERVPRO performed a Content Pack Out, Water Mitigation, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, and Mold Remediation that had the customer saying how fortunate he was to have called SERVPRO who was definitely #HereToHelp. 

We want to get you back to "Like it never even happened."

Failed Water Line for Washing Machine Causes Water Damage

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Air Dryers next to washing machine to help dry Air dryers help to dry the area once the water has been extracted in the laundry room

Unbeknownst to you, your wash machine has leaked water under the wash machine, and the water has seeped under the linoleum.  While this could be an issue that has been taking place over a long period of time, or a water leak that just transpired, your need to address the water leak, and potential for mold needs to be addressed. And we all know too well how important it is to have a fully functioning laundry room.

One call to SERVPRO had the crew at the customers home in less than an hour, and we were on our way to resolving the water leak with Water Mitigation, and Mold Remediation.

The home owner was very happy that we performed a Mold Remediation as he didn't realize the potential for mold after having water damage.

Understanding the Importance of Keeping Hydrated

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Beautiful picture of the sky in many amber colors from the sun While the sky can be stunning it can also be dangerous to your health if you don't keep hydrated

So scientifically and medically there is an explanation as to why the humidity makes the heat so much harder on the body. Our body has its own cooling system, which works by producing perspiration or sweat. When sweat or perspiration evaporates it gives the skin the cooling effect. We know that hot weather can tax the body, but did you know that High Humidity causes our physical cooling system to strain as the humidity makes it harder for the sweat to evaporate. Extreme Heat causes many to lose their lives each year. There is risk for each of us if not hydrating properly, but those at the highest risk are the young, sick, old and overweight.

There are many illnesses in conjunction with Extreme Heat.  HEAT STROKE is caused by the body’s own air conditioning unit when it stops working. HEAT CRAMPS are muscle spasms that usually involve the legs and abdomen. This is the direct result of dehydration and can be the first sign someone is getting dangerously hot. HEAT EXHAUSTION is very serious, and more serious than cramps. The skin will be cold and clammy. The person needs cool cloths, and sips of water every 15 minutes. If there is vomiting, seek medical help.

At SERVPRO you are family, and we want you safe, and healthy. We Care. #HereToHelp #KeepCool #KeepHydrated

Extreme Heat Causes Fire Safety Sprinklers to Activate at Medical Office

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Patient's room with an empty dental chair It's not always an actual fire that can cause the fire safety sprinklers to activate inside a building

When offered the front seat one imagines the shotgun theory loll.  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 is ready to assist with your needs 24/7/365.  803-475-4500