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Emergency Ready Plan Useful With Trauma Cleanup at Apartments in Camden South Carolina

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan Useful With Trauma Cleanup at Apartments in Camden South Carolina Emergency Ready Plan Eases the Call for Trauma Cleanup at Apartments in Camden South Carolina

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 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 out once I had provided the information regarding the required access entrance, and where to park that 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" 

Mold Remediation at Church in Kershaw County South Carolina

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation at Church in Kershaw County South Carolina Mold on High at Church in Kershaw County South Carolina

Churches like many things in life come in many different shapes and sizes, and the craftsmanship is of many different levels.  The church pictured is crafted in a geometric fashion, with the wood grain adding to the beauty.

While the eye is keen to appreciate the craftsmanship, and beauty of the wood grain in itself leaves one in awe.

At worship service one weekend a Deacon while giving praise realized that the ceiling above was turning dark, and the darkest was in the middle.

Without hesitation we called SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties who had handled a water loss, and a fire loss in the past. Naturally it made sense to contact SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties for a mold issue.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties was quick to respond to our call, and in no time they were set up with a lift to reach the highest peak of the ceiling, and performing a mold remediation.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is available 24/7/365 to handle your needs whether it be Water, Fire, Mold, or Trauma. 803-475-7500

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Mold In Crawlspace found at Home in Lancaster South Carolina

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold In Crawlspace found at Home in Lancaster South Carolina Improper Heating Ducts Cause Mold Issue Needing Mold Remediation

Times are difficult for a lot of folks especially once they realize a handyman might not of been too handy when it came to fixing an issue with the heating ducts under the crawlspace of their home.

We received a call about a heavy mold smell inside the home.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties sent their highly qualified technicians to find the source of the mold smell.  Upon inspection of the crawlspace it was quickly determined that the heating ducts had been detached.  This caused too much moisture under the home, which became a mold issue.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties provided a mold remediation to resolve the mold issue.

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Mold Remediation at Home in Lancaster South Carolina

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation at Home in Lancaster South Carolina Using anti-microbial for mold remediation is utilized at a home.

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, and it looks scary, and by all means it smells yucky.  Mold can cause health issues without one even realizing that it is the mold causing the problem.

At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties our certified technicians are ready to help resolve your mold issues once it is determined it is indeed mold, and what was the cause of the mold 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".

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Frozen Water Pipe Causes Damage to Home in Lancaster South Carolina

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Water Pipe Causes Damage to Home in Lancaster South Carolina Frozen Water Pipe Damages Home In Lancaster South Carolina

With winter here, and the temperatures dropping, we are already beginning to see, and hear about frozen pipes, which lead to water damage. Frozen water pipes are a reoccurring issue which occurs once the temperatures drop below freezing. Statistically it is proven that frozen pipes are one of the biggest risks of property damage when the temperature drops. This is more prevalent in regions where the temperature can significantly drop. Lower temperatures can cause the water to expand, which puts pressure on the pipes, or storage container, causing the pipe to break, or container to burst. Once there is a compromise to the water system, or storage unit the ensuing water can cause water damage, and potentially turn into an emergency.

First the home or business with the water damage must quickly be evaluated for the safety of anyone in the home, or business. Be sure there is nothing electric in, or around the water damage to cause either an electrical fire, or electrocution. Make sure there are no ‘slip and fall’ hazards. If it is not safe, keep out and dial 911 for help. Once all is secure regarding safety precautions, shut off the water if you can. 

Call SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties for water damage to your home, or business. 

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Food for the Soul Food Pantry in Camden South Carolina

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Food for the Soul Food Pantry in Camden South Carolina 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Collection for the Soul in Camden South Carolina a Success

At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties we enjoy being part of a great community, and we have an outlook that is more of family, helping family.  If you know of someone in need, please feel free to contact us that we might be of assistance in providing resources.

The mission of Food for the Soul is to serve as a Christ-like ministry to meet the basic needs of the hungry and homeless in Kershaw county

Large cans of food!  Fresh vegetables, fruit, and meats!  Large bags of rice, pastas, grits, sugar, flour!  Large containers of coffee and creamer! Warm weather coats, gloves, hats, sleepwear!  Detergent and cleaning supplies!  Toilet paper and paper towels!!  And of course, monetary donations are always needed to keep the power on!

EMERGENCY SERVICES – COLD WEATHER SERVICES

Food for The Soul offers overnight sheltering 7 days a week. Our overnight services are provided for victims of domestic violence, flood, fire, those that have been evicted and have nowhere else to go, and those that are chronically homeless.

The hours are from 7 pm- 7 am. Identification is needed. An initial intake must be completed.

A light evening meal is provided. Clean clothing will be given for sleepwear and showers will be provided along with hygiene products. A clean cot and all bedding will be supplied. Coffee will be provided in the morning, and guests can return at 9am for breakfast.

FOOD SERVICES

Hot meals are served Tuesday – Friday 12pm – 1pm.  A light breakfast is also available those days.  Emergency Shelter guests receive a simple, hot meal at 7:30pm.

 At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties we have partnered with our community in helping to meet the needs of our food banks. Our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was a success, and we want to thank all who took part in contributing to the food collections.

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Kerosene Heaters Can Cause Fire Damage in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties South Carolina

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Kerosene Heaters Can Cause Fire Damage in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties South Carolina SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Provide Safety Tips to Help You Warm Up Wisely

At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties we care about you, and your families safety. 

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 out side 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 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.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Want to Work With the Comuunity to Warm the Feet of Those in Need

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Want to Work With the Comuunity to Warm the Feet of Those in Need SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Working With The Community To Sock in the Winter

SOCK DRIVE

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties will be holding our 2nd Annual Sock in the Winter Collection.  

Men, Women, and Children all need socks, and with the temperatures reaching freezing levels, its imperative that we come together to help those in need. Sock distribution will be as follows;

Christian Services - K.A.R.E. - Food for The Soul

Kerrie Rice will be passing out flyers advising collection dates.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is humbly blessed to work with a community with so much heart.

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Severe Storms Roll Through Lancaster South Carolina Leaving a Home With Fire Damage Due to Lightning Strike

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Severe Storms Roll Through Lancaster South Carolina Leaving a Home With Fire Damage Due to Lightning Strike Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Lancaster and Kershaw Counties South Carolina.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Responds to a Fire Damaged Home from a lightning strike during a storm in Lancaster South Carolina Caused by Storm That Rolled Through.  The evening was filled with high winds, rain, and heavy rounds of lightning strikes. Any one of these elements can cause major damage to a home or business.  A tree falling on a home or business can bring the rains into the home, or business causing water damage, and as we see in the south, lightning strikes are an unfortunate part of a storm rolling through.  With a lightning strike on a home or business the level of the incident suddenly moves to a whole new level.  You now have lightning damage, which includes fire damage, and water damage.  Bottom line, it is quite overwhelming to process how one lightning strike can cause so much damage. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response Time with Crews Ready 24/7/365

We are locally owned and operated enabling us to respond quicker with the proper resources tailored to fit your particular circumstances, which is extremely important.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Has The Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lancaster and Kershaw Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties 803-475-7500

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Water Damage Caused by Hurricane in Orange Texas

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage Caused by Hurricane in Orange Texas Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Lancaster and Kershaw Counties South Carolina.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Responds to a water damaged home from a Hurricane that brought significant amounts of wind and rain damage. We all knew the hurricane was coming, but how does one truly prepare their home for the high rising water knowing the water damage will be horrific. One can only pack up the family, what is of importance and pray upon returning home the water damage is less than expected. Once the area is considered passable you return to your home, or business to find the water has damaged your home, and contents. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained, and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition.

Faster Response Time with Crews Ready 24/7/365

We are locally owned and operated enabling us to respond quicker with the proper resources tailored to fit your particular circumstances, which is extremely important.  A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Has The Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit Lancaster and Kershaw Counties, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties 803-475-7500

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