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For Immediate Service in Rock Hill & York County Call SERVPRO

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in York County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (803) 324-5780

Residential Services

Whether your York County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery and/or carpets cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Thanksgiving Holiday Safety

11/20/2017 (Permalink)

General Thanksgiving Holiday Safety Happy holidays from SERVPRO.

The holiday season is upon us. Many of us are getting the last minute items needed for Thanksgiving this week. Family and friends may be coming into town to visit. Or you may be getting ready to travel out of town to see family members in another state. With all the excitement don't forget to pay close attention if you are doing the cooking. A burnt turkey or smoke damage can cause major problems to your holiday weekend. Be safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving from SERVPRO fire and water damage cleanup.

Elf on the Shelf

11/17/2017 (Permalink)

General Elf on the Shelf Holiday tradition.

Its almost time for the Elf on the Shelf to make his appearance. Remember most Scout Elves return to their families during the Scout Elf Return Week which will take place November 24- December 1. Make sure you are ready and start thinking of new positions and places he or she may be popping up around your home. Have a great time with this new tradition many families have started doing. Its a fun way for kids to get excited daily for Christmas. Have a safe and happy holiday season from SERVPRO.

IICRC Certified Company

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation.

These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

Called SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for all your mitigation needs at (803) 324-5780.

What to do until SERVPRO arrives!!!

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

If you have a water damage from a clean source such as water supply lines, sink overflows, tub overflows, or appliance malfunctions, here are some things to do before SERVPRO arrives.

  • Shut off the source of the water.

  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building if the access panel is safe from electrical shock.

  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting

  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.

  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors

  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors

Carbon Monoxide - A Silent Killer

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

General Carbon Monoxide - A Silent Killer Be aware of Carbon Monoxide

You can’t see or smell carbon monoxide, but at high levels, it can kill a person in minutes. Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels, like gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, etc. burn incompletely.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, hundreds of people die accidentally every year from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning as a result of improperly used or malfunctioning fuel burning appliances. Even more die from CO produced by idling cars.

The EPA says prevention is the key to avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning. Protect yourself with these tips:

  • Have fuel-burning appliances, like oil and gas furnaces, gas or kerosene heaters, fireplaces and wood stoves, inspected by a trained professional at the beginning of every heating season.
  • Install audible CO detectors; in homes, place them outside of each sleeping area.
  • Never use a charcoal grill, hibachi or generator in an enclosed area, like a garage. Even if the door is open, the CO may not be properly ventilated.
  • Do not idle a car inside a garage.
  • Before using a fireplace, make sure the flue is open of proper ventilation.

We are an IICRC Certified Company

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is an IICRC Company. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.

IICRC Certified Firms must

• Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.

• Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.

• Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.

• Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.

• Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

The IICRC Develops The Standards For The Restoration Industry

The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and reference guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration field changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

About SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Flood Damage can be Costly: Here are a Few Tips on How to Decrease Your Losses in Rock Hill

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

General Flood Damage can be Costly: Here are a Few Tips on How to Decrease Your Losses in Rock Hill We are ready to help.

Fast Thinking and Simple Actions Can Protect Valuables in Your Home
Floods are occurring more often in the USA than they have before. These floods arise from not only melting snows in the spring but also from heavy downpours of rainfall, even in winter. In some locations, flash floods have cost numerous people their lives, in addition to creating general havoc, loss of business income, inventory, and jobs, as well as homes and businesses themselves have been lost.

Hopefully, Rock hill residents will never see extensive flood damage like what has recently been endured across the USA, but it's always better to know who to call when flooding ever does happen. A fast response to flooding can decrease the amount of flood damage and reduce losses, as well as the costs of repairing and restoring flood-damaged structures and other items.

If you know heavy rainfall will be headed your way, move your most valuable items to an upper floor, if possible. If there is no upper level available, place those items that can be damaged the most easily, but are lightweight, up on top of taller dressers or even inside of cabinets that are near the ceiling. Other items, such as TV sets, might be able to be placed on lower dressers. All food that is not refrigerated or frozen should be moved to a higher location. Food cans and jars cannot be cleaned well enough to obtain proper food safety levels after being exposed to flood water.

After flood waters have receded, you need to call a company that is experienced in all stages of restoring flood damaged properties. SERVPRO has a local office in Fort Mill, Rock Hill area but has access to resources at a national level. We are trained according to IICRC standards and are certified in all stages of restoring flood-damaged homes and businesses.

We start with water extraction, and then begin to sanitize and clean while others begin the drying process. Furniture restoration can keep your replacement costs low, and not only includes cleaning of the exterior upholstery but also the interior padding and foam that is often found in upholstered chairs, couches, and other items. Drapes and other textiles can be cleaned at our site, and carpets will be cleaned and sanitized, then inspected to ensure they do not need to be replaced instead. Carpets, because of their location and purpose, are often hit the worst in a flood. While we do our best to preserve it, many carpets do need to be replaced in order to protect residents and others who will spend time in carpeted rooms. Area rugs can be cleaned at our location, however.

Part of the problem with flood water is that it can contain the worst in contamination. Not only does flood water often contain chemical waste from roads and streets, but it can also contain industrial run-off that was drained into area rivers. Sewage run-off should be another concern. At SERVPRO, we've had extensive training in actually dealing with this kind of flood water and can eliminate much of the risk these contaminants can pose to you and your family.

Sanitizing your home or business can continue through the drying process. Drying must be complete so that secondary water damage does not become a reality. This can include rotting of internal wood beams, mold growth, and warped and splintering wood features in your home. Preventing secondary damage is another way to save on costs – prevention is always less time-consuming and also less costly than dealing with subsequent secondary damage at a later date.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

Flood cleanup company is ready to serve Rock Hill and the surrounding area.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is an IICRC Certified Firm

9/20/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is an IICRC Certified Firm Here to help in York county.

Looking for a IICRC certified firm in York County?

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to these companies.

IICRC Certified Firms must

Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
As a locally owned and operated business, we live and work in this community too. We are close by and ready to respond immediately when you need cleaning or restoration services. We’re also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises, which allows us to respond quicker with more resources. For major storms and disasters, we can even call upon special Disaster Recovery Teams for additional resources.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Fort Mill,Rock Hill,Tega Cay,York,Clover,Lake Wylie,Sharon,Hickory Grove,Mcconnells,Riverhills, Riverwalk

We have a new member to our SERVPRO Family!

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

General We have a new member to our SERVPRO Family! Sweet little Leighanne!

Welcome to the family, Loralye!

We would like to say a HUGE congratulations to our production technician, Noah, on his first child. She was born on Friday! The baby and mom are doing great. We are so proud of him and his family! 

What To Do in Extreme Heat

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

General What To Do in Extreme Heat Hot summer days.

It has been a hot summer in York County

This weekend, temperatures are expected to reach the 3-digit mark! SERVPRO wants you and your family to be safe and take the proper precautions during this time of extreme heat. When temperatures reaching this high, the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

Extreme Heat can cause the following:

Heat Exhaustion - Typically occurs when people exercise heavily or work in a hot, humid place where body fluids are lost through heavy sweating. Blood flow to the skin increases, causing blood flow to decrease to the vital organs. This results in a form of mild shock. If not treated, the victim's condition will worsen. Body temperature will keep rising and the victim may suffer heat stroke.

Heat Stroke - A life-threatening condition. The victim's temperature control system, which produces sweating to cool the body, stops working. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.

To prepare for extreme heat, you should:

  • To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
  • Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary.
  • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
  • Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes), such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
  • Weather-strip doors and sills to keep cool air in.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers. (Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.)
  • Keep storm windows up all year.
  • Listen to local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes.
  • Know those in your neighborhood who are elderly, young, sick or overweight. They are more likely to become victims of excessive heat and may need help.
  • Be aware that people living in urban areas may be at greater risk from the effects of a prolonged heat wave than are people living in rural areas.
  • Get trained in first aid to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies.

What you should do if the weather is extremely hot:

  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the perspiration rate of evaporation.
  • Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
  • Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.
  • Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.
  • Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Protect face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).

With temperatures this hot, give your body a break and take a swim!

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

Disaster Preparation in Rock Hill

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

General Disaster Preparation in Rock Hill Be ready for any size disaster in Rock Hill.

Disaster Cleanup And Preparation In Rock Hill

Most people do not prepare for disasters because they do not think about what can go wrong until the disasters actually occur. Unfortunately, when disasters hit, they affect everyone in the community which make it harder for the police, medical, professional first-responders to help everyone at once. This is why it is paramount to know the different kind of disasters that can strike in the area one resides at so that they know how to prepare for them before hand. Disaster preparation and having an emergency plan make handling the situations much easier and will be much lighter on the wallet. This article will talk about many of the disasters that occur in the Rock Hill area and ways to prevent and/or handle them.
Disaster preparation first requires knowing the most common disaster types in the area. Because of the location of Rock Hill, it does face the same threat of natural disasters like many other places (floods, hurricanes, etc). Rather, the biggest emergency threats include fire and water damage. Due to the longevity and intensity of heat in the summer, water comes much harder despite being less frequent as other places. Understandably, this excess can cause damage.

Emergency preparedness is not as difficult as you may think it would be for these disasters. The very first part to your emergency plan should be to get some kind of insurance. The key to insurance is making sure that what you are insuring is relevant. While tornado damage insurance may not be the most sound investment, fire damage may be, especially in the more dry areas. The second part to emergency preparedness is to make sure that if something were to occur, the people involved and the area (house, business building, etc) is safe. If the house were to burn down, is there another safe place to seek refuge? Is there enough food? Will the food last (non-perishable)? Just considerations such as that. If it were the other type of damage, is the house still habitable (mold, bacteria, etc)?

The best way to prepare for heat damage is:
  • Create a family escape plan.
  • Limit use of electronics/outlets/cooking stoves/anything that can overheat .
  • Switch of these items when not in use.
  • Be watchful of flammable objects and where they are located (do not put near stove).
  • Install smoke detectors and make sure they are working.
  • Get carbon monoxide alarms! These are silent killers.
  • Try to get an extinguisher.
Although they may seem obvious, these are the most common things people forget that work the best.

For water damage, take these into consideration:
  • Turn off when not using to reduce any kind of flow or pipe problems.
  • Clean gutters and pipes routinely.
  • Do not use electrical objects (TVs, microwaves, heating tools) in an area affected by damage even if it is the ceiling.
  • Do not enter rooms of damage of electricity is on.
  • Do not use items affected or that were in damaged area.
This too may seem trivial but it helps. The main thing about this kind of damage is not the damage itself but how it affects the area and being mindful of the deadly combination of electricity. 

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

Meet Our Newest Team Memeber

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

General Meet Our Newest Team Memeber Meet Jared!

We hired a new face!

It's an exciting time for SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. We are growing. With the growth that we have seen, we had to hire a new employee! Jared joined our team last week. 

Our crew has taken him under their wings! They are teaching him everything there is to know about our company. He is currently learning the proper way to clean contents from a fire job. Last week, he learned the importance of monitoring a water job. 

There is so much that goes into working at SERVPRO. We only accept the best of the best! We are so excited to have Jared on board and look forward to teaching him all the wonderful things that this company has to offer!

He did not know, and we bet you didn't either... SERVPRO is independently owned and operated, but in the event of a large storm or large loss on a commercial space, we have the ability to being is THOUSANDS of SERVPRO workers to help out. We truly are the best of the best!

Learn more about us by calling:
803-324-5780

SERVPRO History!

7/6/2016 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO History! Ted and Doris Isaacson

A little about us! 

We know that there are many different restoration companies than you can choose in York County and the surrounding areas. We would LOVE to be your go-to company in the event of water, fire, or mold damage. 

We wanted to tell you a little bit about our company and where we made our start. 

Ted and Doris Isaacson launched SERVPRO in 1967 as a painting business in Sacramento, California. With a background in cleaning and restoration, however, Ted and Doris soon transformed the company into a franchisor of cleanup and restoration specialists.

SERVPRO relocated the corporate headquarters from Sacramento to Gallatin, TN, in 1988 in a strategic move to place itself within 600 miles of 50% of the U.S. population.

There are now over 1,700 franchises in both the USA and Canada. We have independently owned and operated facilities in ALL 50 states! 

We are constantly growing and improving all of our services and products! It's amazing to see where the company started from and where we are continuing to go! 

Call us to today learn more! 803-324-5780

National Convention!

6/30/2016 (Permalink)

General National Convention! Look at some of our awesome vehicles!

We're in Vegas baby! 

Our franchise owner is currently in Las Vegas for our yearly national convention. The owners of all of our 1,700+ franchises are together to learn about the latest equipment and products that we have to offer. This convention is just another way that SERVPRO is the best of the best

The convention started on Monday and will continue for the remaining of the week. The convention has seminars about all the different aspects of SERVPRO. We are learning constantly and we will NEVER settle for being the best. We will continue to grow and learn from each other.

Learn more about how we can help you. There doesn't have to be a disaster for our services. We offer a wide variety of cleaning services in addition to fire, water, and mold clean up.

Call us today to learn more! 

803-324-5780

Work Center Training

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

General Work Center Training A quick look at our conference!

We were in Greenville at the beginning of the week training to better serve our customers! We learned a new system that will improve our communication in all different divisions of our business. We learned the new programs that will be using and talked with our fellow SERVPRO teams. It's great when we can get together and talk about different experiences. We are constantly striving to better our services. Being the BEST in fire and water restoration will never be enough for us. It's amazing to see how far our company has come and we will continue to grow and improve

Call us today for more information on the MANY services that we provide. 

803-324-5780

Happy Mother's Day!

5/9/2016 (Permalink)

General Happy Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful ladies out there!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! There is nothing like the gift of a clean house for your mom. Were you slacking this year on your present ideas? Let the experts at SERVPRO do a general cleaning or a carpet cleaning for your Mom!  

We are the LEADING experts in commerical and residential restoration

803-324-5780

Call us today to learn more! We would LOVE to help you in the event of a fire damage or water loss! 

Our SERVPRO Family is Growing!

4/27/2016 (Permalink)

General Our SERVPRO Family is Growing! We have the best technicians in the business!

We are excited to announce that we will be adding a new technician to our SERVPRO family! He will start with us on Monday. He joins us from another SERVPRO family in Virginia. We are also currently conducting interviews for another marketing representative. We are so proud to bring two new faces into our business. Look for profiles on the new members joining soon! As our business grows, we are hiring the BEST of the BEST to represent our company. We take pride in handling any water loss, fire loss, or mold issue that you may have! We know that our new team members will be great additions to our company! We are so excited to serve York County and we look forward to growing our business and helping EVERYONE with any restoration needs they may have. Trust the leading experts in commercial and residential restoration to help you through your difficult times. 

Did you know that we do more than restoration?!

Happy Friday!

4/8/2016 (Permalink)

General Happy Friday! HAPPY FRIDAY!

Do you have this Friday feeling?

We hope that you are as excited for your Friday as this dog! Even with the weather being chilly again, we hope that you have a wonderful weekend. Did you know that SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is open 24/7/365? We offer emergency services every day of the week, at any time. We are happy to give you peace of mind knowing that we are ALWAYS here to help. Trust the leading commercial and residential restoration company in the country to handle your claim. We make it "Like it never even happened." We would LOVE to be your go-to people for your every restoration need. Also look to us for your carpet cleaning needs! 

Call us today to see how we can help YOU! 

803-324-5780

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Getting Insurance Company Help After a Disaster

3/22/2016 (Permalink)

General Getting Insurance Company Help After a Disaster SERVPRO is here to help with any type of disaster to your home or business.

Disaster strikes.  You've got major damage to your home in York County.  Fortunately, you have good insurance.  But the way you work with your insurance company and its claim adjuster can make a big difference in whether you get your claim approved and receive appropriate reimbursement for the damage.  Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute.

Start by contacting your homeowner's insurance representative.  Ask your insurance rep:

  1. Whether the damage is covered under the terms of your policy.
  2. How long you have to file your claim.
  3. Whether your claim exceeds your insurance deductible (the amount of loss you agree to pay before insurance kicks in)
  4. How long it will take to process the insurance claim
  5. Whether you'll need estimates for repairs

Your insurance agent or representative is not the person who will come to your home to inspect the damage.  Damage assessment is done by an insurance claim adjuster.  Your rep will put you in touch with a claim adjuster from the insurance company.  You'll need to prepare for the adjuster's visit.

Preparing for the Adjuster's Visit

Your insurance company may send you a proof of loss form to complete or the claim adjuster may visit your home first.  (An adjuster is a person professionally trained to assess damage.)  In either case, the more information you have about your damaged possessions - a description of the item, approximate date of purchase and what it would cost to replace or repair - the faster your claim generally can be settled by the insurance company.

To substantiate your loss, prepare an inventory of damaged or destroyed items.  Give a copy to the insurance adjuster along with copies of any receipts.  Don't throw out damaged items until the adjuster visits you.  You should also consider photographing or videotaping the damage.  If your property was destroyed or you no longer have any records, work from memory.

Identify structural damage to your home and other structures such as your garage, tool shed, patio, or in-ground swimming pool.  Make a list of everything you want to show the adjuster, for example, cracks in the walls and missing roof tiles.  You should also get your electrical system checked.  Most insurance companies pay for these inspections.

Get written bids from licensed contractors.  The bids should include details of the materials to be used and prices on a line-by-line basis.  This makes adjusting the claim faster and simpler.

Keep copies of the lists and other documents you submit to your insurance company.  Also keep copies of whatever paperwork your insurance company gave you and record the names and phone numbers of everyone you speak to.

Flood Damage Often Excluded

Flood damage is excluded under standard homeowners and renters insurance policies.  Flood coverage, however, is available as a separate policy from the federal government's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and from a few private insurers.  The NFIP provides coverage up to $250,000 for the structure of the home and $100,000 for personal possessions.  Flood insurance claims should be filed with your homeowners insurance company.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Fort Mill, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Need Insulation In Your Crawlspace In Rock Hill?

1/14/2016 (Permalink)

General Need Insulation In Your Crawlspace In Rock Hill? Crawlspaces need attention to when it comes to insulation.

Insulation Contractor in Rock Hill, SC

Get relief from the hot summers and freezing winters in Rock Hill,SC by working with an insulation contractor. Blocking the gaps and minimizing heat transfer will ensure that your home remains more comfortable through all four seasons. You can count on SERVPRO for excellent service, friendly treatment, and competitive rates.

Call today for a free estimate for your crawlpace.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Rock Hill, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Crawlspace Insulation Installer In Fort Mill

1/14/2016 (Permalink)

General Crawlspace Insulation Installer In Fort Mill Need a top rated crawlspace insulation installer in Fort Mill? Call SERVPRO today.

Need a crawlspace insulated in Fort Mill?

Call SERVPRO today to come out and give you a free estimate. 

Benefits for having a insulated crawlpace.

  • Insure your home or business is cooler in the summer and warmer is the winter.
  • Save you money on your heating and cooling bills.

How does it work?

An insulation’s ability to resist the flow of heat is called the R-Value. The higher the R-value, the better an insulation’s ability to stop the heat from passing through to the outside (in winter) or to the inside (in summer).

Also ask about installing a vapor barroir in your crawlspace if you don't already have one.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Fort Mill, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Steps to prevent the worst on water damage in Clover

1/13/2016 (Permalink)

General Steps to prevent the worst on water damage in Clover Call a top water damage restoration company like SERVPRO to help you today.

Water damage creates a nightmare for homeowners. It is caused when water accumulates in an area where it shouldn’t. Whether it is a leaking pipe, broken plumbing system or a malfunctioning household appliance, water damage can quickly create havoc. It can damage thousands of dollars worth wood furniture, electronics, upholstery, and plumbing appliances. While it starts with a leak in a pipe, the actual damage occurs when the leak remains for an extended time. For this reason, you need to act quickly and take preventive steps to reduce the damage and restore the situation. Here are few important steps to prevent the worse on water damage.

First of all, you need to identify the source of water leakage. Check out the pipes and the entire plumbing system to identify the leakage. Once the source of leakage is identified, you can prevent it from getting worse. Turn off all interior water sources. Every member of the house should know where the main valve is located and how to operate it. In times of water damage, this main valve and the angle stops need to turned off.

Secondly, check if any electrical components are affected by water. Keep yourselves away from electrical switches until a professional checks them. It is very dangerous to use any electrical equipment during water damage. Don’t use a vacuum cleaner to remove excess water- instead, manually mop the floor as much as possible.

Last but not least, move all the equipment to a dry place. However it is not recommended to handle items that are damaged by a sewer backup. Remove excess water by pinching holes into the bubbled ceiling.

Clover Flooding or Water Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned and Operated

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Clover community and want to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

Construction Manager / Restoration Job Position Open

12/22/2015 (Permalink)

General Construction Manager / Restoration Job Position Open Construction Manager / Restoration Job Position Open in Fort Mill.

We are looking for the following in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area.

Must have related experience as listed below. Please do not apply if you do not meet the minimum requirements. 

Duties and Responsibilities
Restoration company in York County  is seeking an experienced Project Manager/Estimator who has the ability to write, sell and run their own construction/reconstruction projects. We provide training on estimating through Xactimate but candidate must have previous experience in running multiple reconstruction/construction projects in residential properties. 

Skills Required

  • Prefer 2 years of Insurance Restoration (mitigation) experience 
  • Prefer 2 years estimating experience (preferably using Xactimate) 
  • Prefer 2 years Project Management and Delivery 
  • General understanding of construction / restoration principles (framing, plumbing, electrical, etc.) 
  • Excellent computer skills (email, excel, word, Xactimate, digital pictures, etc,) 
  • Well organized and capable of running multiple projects at a time 
  • Will do what it takes to get the job done right, on time and on budget 
  • Quality customer service skills working with adjusters and homeowners 
  • Professional conduct able to sell the restoration services to insurance adjusters, property managers and home owners 
  • Work well and communicate within a team environment 
  • Proven clean driving record 
  • Must pass background checks 
  • Able to successfully pass periodic drug testing 
  • Contacts within the industry a plus! 

Nature of Work
Duration: Full Time, Regular
Normal Work Days: Varies
Working Hour per Week: 40 hour(s)
Normal Work Shifts: Any Shift Overtime work might be required.

The Aftermath in York County

12/17/2015 (Permalink)

General The Aftermath in York County Weather Fire or Water or anything in between we are here to help in York County.

Some times it is difficult to know what to do when disaster strikes Weather it is Water, Fire, Mold or Bio Hazard. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County understands that in this moment of your life you need a trusted partner to pick up the pieces. We pride ourselves on placing people at the greatest importance and will treat your home or business as if where our own. If you just want more info on our services or need us in the eye of the storm we are here for you. 

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Fort Mill, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

Locally Owned York County Company with Disaster Recovery Teams

12/1/2015 (Permalink)

General Locally Owned York County Company with Disaster Recovery Teams SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team

When Should You Call A Rock Hill/ Fort Mill/ Clover/ Tega Cay Water Damage Specialist?

These days, many homeowners are interested in keeping their residential property in optimal condition. It's important that you know when it's advantageous to attain professional maintenance services. There are several situations in which attaining a professional York County water damage services can prove necessary and significant. Here are several of them:

1. Mold Remediation
In the case that you discover the presence of mold on your property, it's important that you contact a water damage specialist who can offer fast, efficient remediation services. If you do not, you may make your home susceptible to structural damage. Failure to attain mold remediation services can also endanger your health. In addition to offering mold remediation services, water damage specialists can provide you with mold detection services.

2. Water Removal
In the event that your property is subjected to a flood or big leak, it's important to contact a York County water damage specialist. The expert will come prepared with all of the equipment necessary to eradicate the problem.

3. Drying
Following a flood or leak, it's imperative that you dry out the areas impacted by water. When you call a team of water damage specialists, they will use high power drying fans to expedite and optimize the drying process. This work is effective in preventing further damage to the structure of your property.

4. Deodorizing
After York County water damage has impacted your home, you may note that the property acquires a strange smell that won't go away. If this happens, you should contact a water damage specialist. These individuals are trained to identify and subsequently eradicate all unpleasant, unwanted odors.

5. Restoration
Once your property is subjected to issues such as a flood or mildew accumulation, you will be in need of restoration services. The restoration process includes all components related to the restoration of your home, including cleaning and drying.

6. Sanitation Work
At some point, most homeowners experience sanitation challenges with respect to their plumbing, dishwashers, septic systems, and other household appliances. When these issues arise, a professional water damage specialist can provide you with the restorative services necessary to get your home back in optimal condition.

7. Damage Assessment
When you experience a water damage issue, it's important to have a water damage specialist assess the damage. This will enable you to attain a clear understanding of all the work that will be necessary to restore your residential property to its original condition.

Conclusion 
If you want to keep your residential property in excellent condition, knowing when to call a water damage specialist is important. It's also crucial that you know which team of professionals to call. If you want fast, friendly service that results in the complete restoration of your property, choose SERVPRO. We respond immediately in emergency situations and employ a team of professionals with advanced training in monitoring the drying process until it is complete. 

Water or Flood Damage?
Call Today – (803) 324-5780

Fort Mill Weather May Cause Flooding and Water Damage

7/13/2015 (Permalink)

General Fort Mill Weather May Cause Flooding and Water Damage flood and water damage in Fort Mill

According to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Alex Avalos, the storms will bring the risk of damaging 70-mph wind gusts, hail, frequent lighting strikes and torrential rainfall. Some neighborhoods and rural areas could be hit with downed trees, power outages and flash flooding from the storms.

"An isolated tornado could also occur, especially in eastern North Carolina and South Carolina during Tuesday afternoon and evening," Avalos said.

If the Fort Mill,SC area gets hit with floods or water damage we are here to help. Call today at 803-324-5780 or visit our website at www.SERVPROrockhillyorkcounty.com 

How to Best Protect Your Fort Mill or Rock Hill Commercial Building from Water Damage

7/2/2015 (Permalink)

General How to Best Protect Your Fort Mill or Rock Hill Commercial Building from Water Damage The only way to make sure there is a speedy response is to be prepared ahead of time.

How to Best Protect Your Commercial Building from Water Damage

Every day, thousands of buildings experience Fort Mill or Rock Hill water damage. In some cases, the damage is from storms. In others, it is from run of the mill leaks. In still others, it is from fire being extinguished -- in fact, counter-intuitively, most fires result in more water damage than fire damage. Water is the most common type of damage that Fort Mill and Rock Hill buildings experience. When it is not dealt with promptly and effectively, the problem can rapidly grow from a minor issue to something costing thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. 

Here are a few suggestions for how to best protect your business from water damage and minimize the fall-out when something does happen:

Prepare An Emergency Plan

Given how integral water is to all life and to most industries, it is practically guaranteed that a Fort Mill or Rock Hill commercial building will have to deal with water damage at some point. Thus, one of the best things a business owner can do is prepare for that inevitability ahead of time in order to keep losses to a minimum. Because water damage can grow exponentially if not addressed immediately, time is of the essence. The only way to make sure there is a speedy response is to be prepared ahead of time. 

Your emergency plan should include:

  • A map of the building showing where the shut off points are for water, electricity and gas plus a set of instructions on how to shut them down fast.
  • A conveniently located toolbox.
  • A list of emergency phone numbers, such as the fire department, plumbers, SERVPRO, emergency personnel, and police.

Once you have an emergency plan in place, you should focus on prevention. Inspecting vulnerable areas is a best practice.

Inspect Your Roof Regularly

  • Check all rooftop penetrations, both interior and exterior.
  • Look for water stains.
  • Check all flashing, drains and seals.

Inspect Your Walls Regularly

  • Check wall joints around doors and windows.
  • Check flashing and sealant integrity.

Inspect Your Windows Regularly

  • Check for air seal integrity.
  • Test all locks and other mechanical parts.
  • Check flashing and joints.
  • Look for water stains or mold growth on window sills and interior walls.

Emergency plans and inspections are both prevention measures. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Simple Steps for Preventing Water Damage in Your Fort Mill or Rock Hill House

7/2/2015 (Permalink)

General Simple Steps for Preventing Water Damage in Your Fort Mill or Rock Hill House The first step is to examine the appliances in your home for leaks.

Simple Steps for Preventing Water Damage in Your House

Fort Mill or Rock Hill water damage can slowly destroy a building. A problem many homeowners face is that there are multiple points throughout the house where water leaks can occur. This can make detecting and stopping Fort Mill or Rock Hill water damage difficult. You should know about some simple steps to help prevent water damage in your home.

Examine Appliances for Leaks

The first step is to examine the appliances in your home for leaks. Appliances that use water such as washing machines and dishwashers can potentially cause a large amount of damage over time. You want to look at the hoses and connections that attach the appliances to the water supply. Feel the hoses and look for leaks, corrosion or other damage. Replace any damaged or leaking hoses immediately. You also want to check the ground under and around appliances in case there is other damage inside allowing water to escape.

Thoroughly Inspect Your Plumbing

One of the largest potential sources of Fort Mill and Rock Hill water damage in your home is the plumbing attached to your sinks and fixtures. Even a small leak can release gallons of water that will rot away the floors and structure of your house over several months. You need to thoroughly inspect your plumbing on a regular basis. This does not take long. Look at the pipes under your sinks, faucets and around your showers. Look behind your toilets. You want to look for any unexplained moisture, rusted connections or signs of damage on the floor and walls. If you do find a problem, then call a licensed plumber immediately to repair the pipes.

Maintain Your Water Heater

Your water heater can do damage to your house if it is not maintained. Your water heater is not intended to last forever. As it starts to wear down over the years, it will become more of a threat. The seals and structure of your water heater will begin to fail. This can allow water to constantly leak out and onto the floor beneath. The result could be foundation damage if the water heater is in the basement or damage to the floor in other parts of the home. You want to maintain your water heater, have it inspected every year or two and replace it every ten to fifteen years.

Know the Location of Your Main Shutoff Valves

A final step is to know the location of the main shutoff valves in your home. These are the valves responsible for allowing water to enter your home from a municipal supply or well. Memorize the location so that you can quickly cut off the water to your house if a major leak occurs. This can stop water damage from getting worse. Take a close look at the valves and make certain you understand how to use them.

Our Water Damage Restoration Process

Every water damage situation is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” water damage emergency.

Step 1: Emergency Contact

Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

Step 6: Restoration