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Hot Water Heater Fails Causing Water Damage to Church in Camden SC

5/23/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Hot Water Heater Fails Causing Water Damage to Church in Camden SC Water Damages Church After Hot Water Heater Fails

While my Monday began as most do, getting back into the weekly regiment after a nice long weekend can be a bit trying some Mondays.  I'm ready, team hat on, I forge through the office door smiling.

My smile quickly vanishes as I step into a flooded foyer looking more like a wading pool from all the water.  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 water 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, then contacted SERVPRO who immediately helped to sooth my panic, and stress, as they are dispatching out a crew as we spoke.

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 that were being dried.  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.

Receiving the Nettles Award is James Plemons

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Community Receiving the Nettles Award is James Plemons The Nettles Award is given to James Plemons of SERVPRO

The Nettles award is given to a volunteer who has gone above and beyond for the chamber during the past year and is given in the memory of William F. Nettles Jr., a long-time businessman and chamber supporter. Virginia Locke, vice president of human resources at award sponsor First Palmetto Bank, joined Dixon in presenting the award to Plemons.

“Not only has (Plemons) volunteered business time and personnel, but also stepped in when we had the need for a last minute presenting sponsorship,” Dixon said. “More specifically, (he) and his team helped us clean out years of storage from the Robert Mills Courthouse, move items to storage and then move items to our new office. These were not easy tasks and took days to accomplish, but the wonderful volunteer gave willingly and often. Words cannot fully express our appreciation for (Plemons) and his team.”

Memorial Day Celebration 2019 a Reminder

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Community Memorial Day Celebration 2019 a Reminder Memorial Day 2019 Remembering our Armed Forces of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Memorial Day - legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May, commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war.  Formerly known as Decoration Day. (Webster's College Dictionary 2010)

This year the official day for Memorial Day is Monday May 27th, 2019. There are many events throughout the communities. We at SERVPRO hope you and your family enjoy this special day of tribute for the members of our Armed Forces.

Last year we traveled to Georgia where our family has a long history of military involvement.  The family being strong in faith, family, and country, shared prayers, hugs, and tears. This year will find us close to the Missouri River where so much history of the United States was made, and battles fought.

As one travels throughout the south, out of nowhere a memorial in the shape of a headstone stands out in the open.  These are landmarks where battles were fought, and lives lost.  There are movies recounting various battles where lives were lost, and heroes who humbly stood out, many under horrific circumstances.

My father served, my brother served, and my son is serving.  Each of us knows someone who has, or is serving, and each of us knows someone, or of someone who never made it home.

At SERVPRO we ask that as you reflect on Memorial Day for 2019 you continue to remember that our freedom was not free.  That you lift in your hearts those that kept us free, and those that are still battling to keep us free.

Unattended Stove Cause of House Fire in Lancaster South Carolina

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Unattended Stove Cause of House Fire in Lancaster South Carolina Kitchen fires are more common these days due to the many distractions before us. Call SERVPRO #HereToHelp

Every one of us at some point in time has opted to multitask cooking.  While this thought process can seem an innocent action in the grand scheme of life’s crazy schedules, it can also be deemed one of the most devastating, and costly.

SERVPRO has been called several times for kitchen fires that could have been avoided had the source been attended. It is so easy to set a pot on the stove only to leave the kitchen and get sidetracked with yet another distraction. In the blink of an eye your home can be enveloped by fire. You could be displaced from your home, belongs lost, treasured pictures, memories in the form of heirlooms, and daily needed articles damaged, or permanently destroyed. And yes, if we are going to be real here, the ultimate loss would be loss of life.

Here at SERVPRO we care, and to help you avoid a kitchen fire, I have listed below key elements that are fire-related hazards in a kitchen. Happy and safe cooking from all of us at SERVPRO.

Fire-related hazards in a kitchen include:

  • Flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation can ignite residues in exhaust ducts
  • Food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation
  • Failure to switch-off equipment, especially at the end of activity
  • Overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion
  • Food preparation equipment based on solid fuels
  • Gas blowtorches used for browning some foods
  • Poorly operating thermostats or lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • Faulty or overheating electrical equipment
  • Metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material or debris
  • Ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

SERVPRO and Mother's Day 2019

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO and Mother's Day 2019 All of us at SERVPRO wish you a Happy Mother's Day

SERVPRO is not just a business, we are a family in unity working as a team to help our community, friends, and family, should the need arise. As Team SERVPRO we have Mothers who help to make our awesome team.

While the celebration of Motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, and Romans, the precedent for the modern Mother’s Day was held as a Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday”   Around the world Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates, and the celebration signifies the tradition of that culture.

Here in America we still celebrate the mother, and the use of ‘Mother’ is not set in stone in regards to who we call a ‘Mother’   I am a mother of children who are all grown and gone with their own children, but I’m not cut short as I have a four legged baby, so Dad and Boo will handle the day while I relax lol

All of us at SERVPRO wish you and yours a Happy Mother’s Day, and if you need us we are available 24/7/365.   It’s an unfortunate reality but a holiday does not stop the potential for fire damage, water damage, or a situation that requires immediate attention.

Hurricane Florence Cause of Heavy Water Damage In Bennetsville South Carolina

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence Cause of Heavy Water Damage In Bennetsville South Carolina Storm Causes Water Damage to a Business

During Hurricane Season there is a certain level of anxiety that blankets the community.  The need to keep plenty of food available, is there enough water, do we have resources if we lose power.  There is the constant watching of what direction the storm is headed. As can happen the storm took an unpredicted turn, and headed directly into Bennetsville South Carolina.  Being a historical community where the older buildings are utilized for daily business activities.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties received a call reporting water damage to a business.  We were able to stop further water damage, and begin the dry out process. Due to the water damage to documents, we did a packout of the documents, and utilized our Doucument Restoration Division.  #heretohelp

Spring is Here. Call to Schedule Your Spring Carpet Cleaning

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Spring is Here.  Call to Schedule Your Spring Carpet Cleaning SERVPRO is your resource for cleaning up after winter. Get ready for Spring.

On a normal day we trek in and out of the house, or office.  We follow the carpet path that leads to the couch, bathroom, bedroom, and of course, the front or back door, or, your desk to the back dor.  I would say the majority of us has someone cute whether it be a young one, or a pet that is making headway with their own trails, and silly spots found in odd locations throughout the home, or business. 

Work pups at the office are not uncommon these days  it’s just feels great to know whether at home, or work, we are here to help  

At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties we specialize in carpet cleaning, and spot removal.  No job to large, or to small, each treated with the same professional cleaning you deserve. At SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties we have certified technicians to take care of your carpets.

We are here to help you clean up after cute has run through.

Call SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties to get your quote for a carpet cleaning  

Hurricane Florence Leaves Many With Needing a Duct Cleaning.

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence Leaves Many With Needing a Duct Cleaning. While Spring is here it is the remnants of hurricanes that remind us it is important to clean or ducts in the home, and office.

Once Hurricane Florence rolled through, the need for a duct cleaning in homes, and businesses became apparent. Water, and debris had compromised the integrity of the HVAC systems.All too often when dusting the home, or business only to 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 heating 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've neglected to clean your ducts which run the air throughout the system in your work place, or home. Keeping your HVAC system cleaned. on a regular maintenance schedule can also help reduce the chances of a fire.

While we are experiencing some very warm weather out there, it is time to schedule a cleaning for your Air Ducts and HVAC system.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is scheduling appointments now.  Call today to schedule your Air Ducts and HVAC system cleaning.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here to help with your needs.

Lancaster County School District Appreciates SERVPRO

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Lancaster County School District Appreciates SERVPRO SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Worked with our Extreme Team To Get The Kids Back in Class

It is never easy to let your kids know that their school has suffered a fire. As parents it is tough to realize your routine has just taken a turn. There is so much community appreciation and gratification in knowing that SERVPRO helped to get kids, and parents to their routine.  If you missed what happened I’ve provided a recap of what happened.  The small community located between Kershaw and Heath Springs, South Carolina, was startled and surprised to hear a major fire had broken out at Andrew Jackson Middle School late Thursday evening. The Kershaw Volunteer Fire Department was the first to respond, and other departments joined in giving the night sky a smoky illusion with over twenty fire vehicle lights lighting the smoke filled night.

Thankfully no one was hurt, and it was determined that the fire began in a custodian's storage closet.  I was afforded the opportunity to walk the dark wet smoke filled halls this morning and see first-hand the extent of damage.

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is there already working to restore the school back to "Like it never even happened." status.  Crews will be working around the clock until the cleanup is completed. 

SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties would like to thank all the responders for their diligence and hard work to cut short what could have been a horrible loss to our community.

Carpet Cleaning We Get It

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning We Get It We are prepared to get rid of the winter path on your carpets.

At SERVPRO of Kershaw Lancaster Counties we get the fact that carpets need to be cleaned. The fact that company might be coming to visit, and we all want our homes to look the best. At SERVPRO of Kershaw Lancaster Counties we offer the best cleaning we cleaning.  We clean your carpets like we’re cleaning our own. When company comes there is no hiding spots by the furniture.  We are all in with you.  We have customers we receive calls from a regular basis to help assure them their company will ask where they got their new carpets. Call today to schedule your professional carpet cleaning.  24/7/365 we are ready to assist with your needs.  And if you need it, we will find a way to exceed your expectations.  803-475-7500.