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Local and Professional Water Damage Mitigation Service Providers

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Many homes in South Carolina may end up experiencing water damage at some point in time. Many people imagine absolute chaos, such as a burst pipe or a failed sump pump, but in actuality many home damages can be minor such as a dishwasher leak, or a pipe dripping can cause you to seek out the services of professionals.  SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties is here to help in any of these cases.

Imagine noticing a puddle under your refrigerator in your home. Over several days, the water line feeding the ice maker had been dribbling water, and you did not notice until there was moisture on the floor. Leaving this water to its own devices for too long could cause problems for your home. The best thing you could do for your home is to get professional help right away. 

What Might Happen to My Kitchen if I Wait Too Long? 

Leaving your home subject to water damage can only cause more damage. Water can cause:

  • Split or cracked tile
  • Bubbling and swelling wooden floors and cabinetry
  • Rust on metal appliances
  • Mold damage

Fixing a leak a few days after it first occurs is better than waiting even longer. Imagine that the longer water sits unaddressed, it continues to add expenses to your remediation costs, and it can jeopardize your home's longevity. Working with SERVPRO can prevent these extra costs. 

Why SERVPRO? 

Our technicians are expertly trained and have thousands of hours of combined experience using our advanced technological devices. When your home is in danger, trust us to:

  • Arrive swiftly and get to work promptly
  • Use top-of-the-line equipment designed for water damage remediation
  • Treat you with respect, work around your schedule, and keep you informed

At SERVPRO, we strive to provide you with the best experience and leave you with a smile on your face. Let us make you feel, "Like it never even happened." 

If you believe your home needs water mitigation services, do not leave the damage unattended. Call us here at SERVPRO of Kershaw and Lancaster Counties by dialing (803)-475-7500. We're here to help you.

Why a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is an Advantage

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are "Ready for whatever happens" speaks trust to your clients and employees that in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?”

The SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster.

SERVPRO is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • A no cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
     
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
     
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
     
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

Keep An Eye Out For Our Lil' Marketing Car in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

Our Kia Soul SERVPRO green marketing car At SERVPRO we love our community and look forward to visiting with customers

Throughout your day you might be afforded the opportunity to pass by one of our SERVPRO vehicles.  While there are several vehicles, and each suited to provide services for either Water, Fire, Mold, Cleaning, or Trauma, it is the smallest in the SERVPRO vehicle pool that is far from what you would call a ghost. Kerri Rice is our Marketing Manager and enjoys visiting customers throughout the day.

This Lil' SERVPRO vehicle loves to visit businesses and homes sharing the latest SERVPRO news, and how SERVPRO can be of assistance whether it be caused by water, fire, mold, or your needing cleaning in your home or business.

So, if you’re out and about and run across our Lil' SERVPRO vehicle don't forget to wave or stop and say 'Hi".

Safe travels!  We look forward to seeing you!

SERVPRO Enjoys Working With Food For The Soul to Help the Community

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Watch for SERVPRO food donation boxes throughout the community. Lets help to feed our community.

At SERVPRO 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. Watch for SERVPRO food donation boxes located throughout the community.

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 We Understand the Importance of Getting You Back "Like it never even happened."

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO understands that your business and the documents within need to get back to "Like it never even happened."

During Hurricane Season there is a certain level of anxiety that blankets the community.  The need to keep plenty of food available, and ask questions like: 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 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 pack-out of the documents, and utilized our Document Restoration Division.  Due to the multiple levels of the business, many floors were affected.  While the damage seemed quite overwhelming, SERVPRO was able to get the business back to “Like it never even happened.”

Quarantine Has Taken a Toll on Carpets

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Staying home has taken its own toll on carpets throughout the home.

We are all aware of the many life changes, and sacrifices made over the last several months.  Some are back to work, while others remain working from home, or striving to homeschool to not fall far behind.  Staying home has caused a greater wear and tear on the furniture, flooring, and carpets. Just today I saw a picture of a toddler who was found behind a chair sitting on the carpet putting her milkshake all over herself, and the carpet.  Yes, it was cute, and yes, I had to chuckle, but what a sticky mess. At SERVPRO our Professional Carpet Cleaners are certified in the proper cleaning techniques that will help remove stains, and odors.  Our drying process is top of the line ensuring a drying process that will not leave you with wet carpets. 

Call SERVPRO today to schedule your carpet cleaning.  We want to get you back to “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Can Cause Health Effects in Your Home or Business

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

Checking in a crawlspace for mold it is found that the heat duct was not completely sealed causing mold

There are many ways one can be introduced to mold in a home or business. Whether you're working, residing, buying, or selling it is important to be aware of any mold issues which can affect the health of your family, or employees. It sounds scary, and can be scary, and not to mention it can also have a foul smell.  Mold is silent most of the time, and health effects can arise without you even realizing it is the mold causing the health effects.

At SERVPRO our certified technicians are ready to help resolve your mold issues once it is determined it is indeed mold, and what was the initial cause.  We utilize wall barriers to keep the mold confined to the affected area.  Our goal is to get you back to the comfort of your home, or business “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO is your resource for Mold Remediation.

Got Mold? Call SERVPRO For Removal of Your Mold

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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)

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.”

Understanding the Importance of Keeping Hydrated

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

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

Storm Strikes in the middle of the night causing water damage to an office in Lancaster

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

Arriving to work after a night of heavy storms causes water damage to a Lancaster business.

After a restless night due to heavy storms your first thought is to check your residential property before leaving for work.  All good at home, yet as you unlock the office door you find a couple inches of water throughout the office.  Realizing the water has come through the ceiling you grab your phone and call SERVPRO.  You relay the situation, and the SERVPRO office is able to utilize your Emergency Ready Profile, which saves time for the customer, and allows SERVPRO to know where to park, who the contact is, and has a layout of the office.  With all this in motion within thirty minutes the water extraction began.  Furniture was blocked up, and office property was removed to protect it from further damage.  At SERVPRO we arrive with a plan in motion, and prepared to get you back “Like it never even happened.”

Providing the Proper Barrier to Protect the Rest of Your Home During a Mold Remediation

6/2/2020 (Permalink)

A decontamination barrier from the rest of the home to keep the mold spores from contaminating the rest of the home.

SERVPRO Technicians are happy to explain the necessity of setting up a safe place to clean off their bags and tools. This zone will help to prevent contamination to clean parts of the room, home, or business. 

What caused the mold is too much moisture in the air, due to poor ventilation in the home. Either a window, or ventilation fan is needed in order to properly disperse the moisture caused by water from a shower, so it does not set on the ceilings, or walls. Mold can not only damage the home, or business, but can also be a health risk to those who occupy the home or business. At SERVPRO our technicians are certified to properly remove the mold, thus bringing your home or business back to a safe environment.

Team SERVPRO Hopes You Have a Happy Mother's Day

5/7/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO we are proud of the community we serve.

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!

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.

Christmas Globe Survives a Fire That Destroyed a Home in Kershaw

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Christmas Globe survives a house fire, and SERVPRO brings it back to "Like it never even happened".

One unforgettable day the blare of fire sirens broke the silence, and the fire trucks rolling by kicked up a cloud of dust that was still floating to the ground as the fire trucks disappeared around the corner.  I look around and see a thick black billowing cloud of smoke swirling its way into the clear blue sky. It only took a moment to realize the commotion was taking place in what was the vicinity of where I had spent my childhood years.  As I jumped into my truck my phone began to ring causing my heart to skip a beat, and my stomach to jump into a knot. Fear washed over me as I rounded the corner and realized what once was my childhood home was completely engulfed in flames.  Black smoke laced with yellow and orange flames did a wicked dance that had already enveloped the inside, and quickly consumed and claimed the outer structure of what had been a home once filled with laughter, and the smell of mom’s home cooking. 

The townspeople were arriving and stood with their heads down praying that all would be well. As the rest of my family arrived, we hugged one another, tears freely running down our cheeks as we watched with broken hearts our childhood home disappear into the flickering flames.

We reached out to SERVPRO to handle what the firemen called a ‘board-up’ to protect and preserve what was remaining of the home once the house fire had been put out.

After days of sifting through the rubble we discovered a Christmas Globe that had been part of our family's Christmas decorations as far back as I could remember. Sobbing my sister contacted SERVPRO to see if there was any way possible to restore the completely blackened globe that was in the house fire. No promises made by SERVPRO I dropped it off and prayed SERVPRO would be able to save the small, yet only remaining memory found in the rubble.  A week later to my astonishment I received a call from SERVPRO asking me to stop by the office.

The knot in my stomach quickly disappeared and I broke into tears of joy as I looked at the beautifully restored Christmas Globe. That such a small item could bring so much heartfelt joy to our family, and I will always be grateful to SERVPRO for taking care of a small piece of our family history.

SERVPRO Understands The Importance of Purchasing Your Home and Avoiding Potential Mold

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

When walking through a home your feeling inspired to purchase, it is important to check for any mold issues

Buying a new home can be stressful. It is important when purchasing a new home to have the home inspected.  What would you do if you were in the middle of buying your first home and found mold? 

Mold is not always where it might easily be noticed.  Obvious locations are in the bathroom, or kitchen.  Not so obvious would be the crawl space, or attic. Sometimes it is how the home is ventilated. The HVAC system can also be a source of mold as it can be in either the main HVAC Unit, the duct system, or both.

SERVPRO Technicians are trained in Mold Remediation, which will include air barriers to avoid the spread of mold into rooms not otherwise affected.  The air will be tested before and after the entire process. SERVPRO understands the anticipation of getting into your new home, we make it “Like it never even happened.”

No Matter High High Or Low SERVPRO Is Prepared to make it "Like it never even happened."

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Scaffolding at highest peak of church with SERVPRO technicians removing mold

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 who had handled a water loss, and a fire loss in the past. Naturally it made sense to contact SERVPRO for a mold issue. Even at the highest peak of the sanctuary the SERVPRO  technicians were very professional and had the highest regard for safety  

SERVPRO 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 Understands the Importance of Helping to Make Your Dreams Come True

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

Something as simple as a carpet cleaning can make the difference on making your dreams come true.
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 not only meets your needs, but helps fulfill dream.  

Team SERVPRO Looks forward to partaking in the activities in Kershaw and Lancaster Counties

11/6/2019 (Permalink)

Our SERVPRO marketing car might be small, but makes a huge impression.

Throughout your day you might be afforded the opportunity to pass by one of our SERVPRO vehicles.  While there are several vehicles, and each suited to provide services for either Water, Fire, Mold, Cleaning, or Trauma, it is the smallest in the SERVPRO vehicle pool that is far from what you'd call a ghost. 

This Lil' SERVPRO vehicle loves to visit businesses and homes sharing the latest SERVPRO news, and how SERVPRO can be of assistance whether it be caused by water, fire, mold, or your needing cleaning in your home or business. Also be sure to watch for us at events taking place around Kershaw, and Lancaster Counties.

So, if you’re out and about and run across our Lil' SERVPRO vehicle don't forget to wave or stop and say 'Hi".

Safe travels!  We look forward to seeing you!

Food For The Soul Pantry for Kershaw County

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Helping to those in need in Kershaw County South Carolina

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

With Fall Upon Us it is Time To Get Your HVAC Ready For Winter

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Your air ducts and HVAC system requires maintenance to provide proper heating and cooling

All too often when dusting the house 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 workplace, or home. Keeping your HVAC system cleaned. on a regular maintenance schedule can also help reduce the chance of a fire.

While we are experiencing some very chilly weather out there making it time to schedule a cleaning for your Air Ducts and HVAC system.  SERVPRO is scheduling appointments now.  Call today to schedule your Air Ducts and HVAC system cleaning.

SERVPRO is here to help with your needs.

With the holidays just around the corner it’s time to schedule a Carpet Cleaning

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help with cleaning up after cute has run through.

On a normal day we trek in and out of the house. We follow the carpet path that leads to the couch, bathroom, bedroom, and of course, the front or back door.  I would say most 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. 

At SERVPRO 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 our certified technicians will take care of your professional carpet cleaning needs.

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

Call SERVPRO to schedule a carpet cleaning today. 803-475-7500

Mold Remediation at home in Lancaster South Carolina

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is found in a crawlspace of a home in Lancaster South Carolina.

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 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.  We utilize wall barriers to keep the mold confined to the affected area. Our goal is to get you back to the comfort of home 'Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO is your resource for Mold Remediation.

At SERVPRO we love to stop by and say HI!

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Lil Green SERVPRO Marketing Vehicle can be seen around town visiting customers.

Throughout your day you might be afforded the opportunity to pass by one of our SERVPRO vehicles.  While there are several vehicles, and each suited to provide services for either Water, Fire, Mold, Cleaning, or Trauma, it is the smallest in the SERVPRO vehicle pool that is far from what you'd call a ghost. 

This Lil' SERVPRO vehicle loves to visit businesses and homes sharing the latest SERVPRO news, and how SERVPRO can be of assistance whether it be caused by water, fire, mold, or your needing cleaning in your home or business.

So, if you’re out and about and run across our Lil' SERVPRO vehicle don't forget to wave or stop and say 'Hi".

Safe travels!  We look forward to seeing you!

Commercial Carpet Cleaning in Lugoff Helps Fulfill a Dream

8/8/2019 (Permalink)

A Commercial Carpet Cleaning put this customer one step closer to fulfilling a dream.

You have a dream, with that 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 to query the potential of a commercial carpet cleaning. 

Ecstatic that SERVPRO 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, you’re on your way to hosting your Grand Opening. 

SERVPRO not only exceeds your expectations but helps fulfill dreams. #HereToHelp

EXTREME HEAT HELP... Because SERVPRO Cares

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

The Heat Wave is on causing Extreme Heat. We care and want you to be safe. BE AWARE

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 to sweat or perspiration evaporate 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. Loss of lives due to 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

SERVPRO and Mother's Day 2019

5/10/2019 (Permalink)

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.

Carpet Cleaning We Get It

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

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. 

Kershaw and Lancaster Counties Begin Stocking up on Socks for the Needy

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

It’s Never Too Early To Start Saving. This year were looking to exceed our first two collections. This is an annual event and were happy you help

While fire. water, and frozen pipes can effect a home or business the needs of many are affected differently by the fire, water, and frozen pipes winter can cause.

Winter is a time of year when whether you have a home or not, socks are a crucial part of your attire.  Unfortunately for many this is not to be as they can't afford to buy socks, and rely on shelters to help keep their feet 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  Beginning in January 2020 DON’T FORGET TO MARK YOU’RE CALENDER!!

           DON'T TAKE A SEAT!

           LET’S WARM SOME FEET…..

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

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

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" 

Food for the Soul Food Pantry in Camden South Carolina

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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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