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How To Protect Your Pipes And Prevent Flood Damage To Your Clover Home

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How To Protect Your Pipes And Prevent Flood Damage To Your Clover Home Helping Clover residents in flooding or water damage emergencies.

South Carolina residents were reminded of the power of cold weather when winter storm Helena hit in winter 2017, bringing snow and ice and unfortunately leading to casualties. The weather is warm at this time of year, but it is never too early to start planning winterization to prevent a burst pipe when the cold weather hits again.
 
Burst pipes occur when the water in the pipe freezes. Water expands as it freezes and this pressure causes the pipe to break. The result for your Clover home is often significant flood damage. No homeowner wants to discover a wet floor or ceiling due to a burst pipe, and the problem is often preventable. The water damage caused inside wall cavities often effectively ruins both walls. That is why SERVPRO recommends the following actions to protect your pipes.
 
Insulate Your Pipes
Good quality lagging insulates your pipes and helps prevent them from bursting. Lagging is of particular importance for pipes that are below ground or located in areas where it gets cold enough for them to freeze.
 
Insulate Your Water Heater
Even homeowners who remember to insulate their pipes sometimes forget about the water heater. However, a frozen cold water tank is a flood damage risk, so be sure you get it insulated too. Insulating your tank protects it and reduces the chance of water leaks or broken pipes. This also cuts down on your utility bill.
 
Keep The Heating On
Keep your heating at an even 76 degrees during a cold snap. Leaving your heating on provides just enough background heat to keep water flowing and stop your pipes from freezing. When the weather is dreadful the extra cost of background heating is worth paying – it is less than the cost of dealing with extensive flood damage to your home.
 
Know Where Your Main Shut-Off Valve Is
In the unfortunate event of a broken pipe, shutting off your stopcock prevents more water damage until SERVPRO arrives to  possibly fix the plumbing. Also, be aware of the location of the main shut-off valve, usually on the exterior perimeter of the property.
 
When you see signs of a leak, it is important to put in a call to SERVPRO at once. Swift action means flood damage is mitigated faster and the harm to your home is minimized.
 
Our IICRC-certified technicians come equipped with all the professional equipment necessary to handle any burst pipe leak, large or small. We siphon water from the affected area, before bringing in dehumidifiers, air movers, and box fans to dry out your house. Our teams also use moisture detection equipment such as penetrating moisture probes, moisture meters and even thermal imaging technology so we can check that the affected area is thoroughly dried out. This documentation assists with your insurance claim.

Useful Tips for Water Damage Restoration You Can Apply Today

6/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Useful Tips for Water Damage Restoration You Can Apply Today Water damage help is just a call away at 803-324-5780.

Useful Tips for Water Damage Restoration You Can Apply Today

Water can be highly destructive especially in places it's not supposed to be- water in a home for instance. Waking up to an overflow of water in your bathroom, a burst pipe in your kitchen, or a basement full of water can ruin a homeowner's entire day. If they don't act fast, they probably will have pretty much more to worry about since water cleanup can be an expensive activity.

Potential Causes of Damage from Water

There are many potential causes of flood damage all culminating in different levels of destruction of property in your house. The source of damage from water in your business is a major determinant of what mitigation steps you should take to minimize the damage and save money you could have used for restoration and repair. The most frequent causes of water damage in American homes include:

Flooding due to natural causes such as heavy storms, tsunami, or a hurricane can lead to standing water in home or business. In this type of damage, flooding occurs outside and causes in-house flooding when the water finds its way into a home. Also, heavy downpour can cause leakage on the roof and lead to flood damage in a house.
Burst pipes inside a house can lead to flooding. Mitigation will be difficult for big leaks. Small leakages, however, if they go unnoticed for a long time can result in massive mold damage.
Broken or leaky water heaters can be a source of unwanted water in a business or home. If the water heater is old or ill fitted, it may lead to leakages, and eventual water damage and mitigation could be expensive.
Overflowing sinks and toilets- If sinks and toilets are fully or partially blocked thus restricting the flow of water, it could lead to flood damage. Homeowners should act fast when they notice a clogged sink drain or a blocked toilet to avoid instances of damages from water in their homes.
If there is a fire in your house, you could end with two types of damages: fire damage and flood damage. Flood damage will result in the fire-fighters efforts to put out the fire.

Water Damage Restoration Tips

If you come home to a flooded house, here's what homeowners need to do to minimize the damage from water before help arrives.

Find the origin of water and shut it down. Homeowners might have to cut the supply of water to their houses if the source of flooding is a burst pipe.
Stay safe, avoid electrocution or further water damage. Switch off electricity and unplug all electrical appliances before you commence on water cleanup and restoration.
Assess the amount of water damage that has occurred. If it's a small leak that hasn't spread to sensitive areas, homeowners can probably perform the water cleanup process by themselves. But if damages are extensive, the best option would be to call a professional water damage restoration company.
Move your furniture and other valuable property to safer grounds, away from the water. You can put them upstairs or in the attic.
Drying the water in a home should the challenging part of the mitigation process. Use towels and a vacuum cleaner for drying out the room completely and avoid the growth of mold.
Open windows and let air into the room. Turn on the dehumidifier and get it drying out the moisture in the room to prevent mold growth. This is an important part of the water cleanup process and drying.

For help today in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Clover and all of York County call today. We are located just south of Charlotte in South Carolina. 

Flooded Commercial Property?

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Flooded Commercial Property? Commercial cleanup for Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Clover and all of York County.

Commercial Emergency Water Damage Cleanup

Fort Mill and Rock Hill commercial buildings have had many floods and water damage claims over the years. We have responded to emergency calls day and night from property managers looking for help with the cleanup process. We know how to handle large loss floods and the small ones as well.  When we receive a call our staff gets the trucks on the road as soon as possible to make sure that we get on site quickly. 

If you have a flood, fire, sewage backup, sprinkler discharge, blood, trauma or mold issues we are ready to help.

We are located just south of Charlotte in South Carolina. Our Fort Mill, Rock Hill and York County team is ready for your call.

Call now 803-324-5780

 

 

"Alexa I need help with a water damage emergency"

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage "Alexa I need help with a water damage emergency" Wood floor drying.

Alexa to the rescue

That is what more and more people are saying with the Amazon Echo. They are able to ask for help without even picking up the phone. With the Echo in place in your home you can ask for "water damage cleanup companies" just by asking Alexa. It's a quick way to get a answer if you are busy trying to get water cleaned up from your floors. 

Other questions that we have heard homeowners ask Alexa are:

Who can help cleanup mold?

Who does sewage backup cleanup?

If you have asked these questions you will hopefully get a answer of, SERVPRO. We are ready to help any homeowner with any size disaster they may have. For more information about us and our company please visit our SERVPRO Facebook page.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are ready for any commercial or residential disaster.

 

Oakdale Water Damage Cleanup Company

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Oakdale Water Damage Cleanup Company Water extraction will be needed here.

If you live in the Oakdale community in Rock Hill and need help with a burst pipe or flood in your home we can help. Many residents and property owners in the area suffer from water damage claims every year. They can be small leaks that only cause minimal damage or a major flood that can be a big disaster. Our staff is ready to handle what size and type you may have at anytime. Our crew is ready for your water damage emergency cleanup. 

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

If you are a property owner and need a inspection from a water leak or fire we can help. Call our office to schedule a free inspection to determine how much damage you may have.

We are a top local restoration company in the Oakdale area and area ready to help. Fore more information about us please visit our Facebook page.

Hot Water Heater Causes Water Damage In Fort Mill

3/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hot Water Heater Causes Water Damage In Fort Mill Water heater causes water damage claim.

Flooded Home Due To Water Heater


A home had severe water damage from water that spread throughout the home. The water heater was located in the attic of a two story residential home which made the disaster worse. The water traveled from the attic area down two floors and ended up in the crawlspace. The homeowners were at work when the pipe burst sometime throughout the day. After they got the water shut off they gave us a call. We arrived onsite that day and began the water damage restoration process


If you have a flood to your home or business in Fort mill or the Rock Hill area give us a call today for help.


Have Questions? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780


We are rated as one of the best water damage restoration companies for the Fort Mill area. For more information about us you can visit our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Facebook page.

Who to call if you have a water damage claim?

2/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who to call if you have a water damage claim? Emergency water damage cleanup company for Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Clover and all of York County

If you discover standing water in your Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Clover home who should you call first?

The first question would be if a plumbing repair is needed. Or is it a overflow from a sink, toilet, washing machine or other issues. We always recommend calling the water restoration company first. That way we can get onsite to assist you with the cleanup process and be ready to continue as soon as the plumber finishes.

Then call a plumber to get on their schedule. Sometimes they can get very busy and you may have to wait a day or two. Also if it is after hours and you can shut the water off to your home and schedule service for business hours so you can save a lot of money. After hours service for plumbers very drastically and it is good to call around and get the best price.

If it is a overflow and not a broken pipe you should contact a water damage restoration company. We are able to come out and assist with the cleanup and help with water shut off if necessary. Also we can start to block up ant furniture that may have gotten wet. 

Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Have Standing Water In Your House?

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have Standing Water In Your House? Need drying from a water leak? Call today 803-324-5780.

It is never a fun time to wake up to standing water in your Fort Mill or Rock Hill home. That is what happened to this homeowner last month. A water feed line going to the refrigerator had a leak and began putting water throughout the home. Lucky for them they caught the damage early and the affected rooms were minimal. We arrived onsite that day and got all the standing water extracted and set up drying equipment to get the job done. 

If you need help with a water claim for your home or business call us today. Here are just a few of our services.

-sewage cleanup

-flooded business cleanup

-mold removal

-commercial water removal

-toilet overflow cleanup

-standing water extraction

-biohazard or blood cleanup

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

For more information about us and our company please visit our Facebook page. We are ranked high in customer service and strive to be the best restoration company in the Carolinas.

Is Your Home Flooded Due To A Burst Pipe?

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Is Your Home Flooded Due To A Burst Pipe? Need flood cleanup help? Call 803-324-5780.

Need To Get Your Property Water Extracted?


Burst or broken pipes cause major damage to homes everyday of the week in the Fort Mill and Rock Hill area. Sometimes the damage is small only affecting a room or two. Other times the whole house is wet and water is raining down from the ceiling. We never know how much extraction is needed until we arrive onsite and do a inspection of the property. After the assessment is done we get to work and try and get the property dry as quick as possible. 


The cause of a water claim is usually a burst pipe but we have seen many other things that can go wrong to cause damage. Here are just a few:


-toilet backup or overflow


-dishwasher malfunction


-sink or tub overflow


-washing machine overflow or malfunction


-drain clogs


-frozen pipes


If have any of these issues call us now for service. We help you to get things back to normal.


Have Questions? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780


Our residential and commercial restoration services cover the cities of: Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, Catawba, River Hills and all of York county.

Sewage Cleanup In Tega Cay

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Sewage Cleanup In Tega Cay Tega Cay sewage cleanup company ready to help. 803-324-5780.

SERVPRO is ready to help with your sewage disaster

The community of Tega Cay has had a long history of sewage backups and just sewer issues over the years. Some times the dirty water just comes out of a broken line near the street or overflows from a drain into Lake Wylie. The one that causes the most problems for homeowners is when it backs up into their property. When that happens it causes major damage to materials and personal belongings. We have had plenty of emergency calls for sewage cleanup over the years in Tega Cay. Our staff is ready to handle the mess and the odor that it may bring. If you have questions about the process or would like to schedule service call us today.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We strive to be the best restoration company in the Tega Cay community and the surrounding area.