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Clover 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clover 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Call SERVPRO for immediate response to your commercial building water damage 803-324-5780

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County County is available 24 hours a day for commercial water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County

SERVPRO 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. 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.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. For Clover South Carolina water damage cleanup service call today for help. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

Rice N Beans

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Community Rice N Beans Amazing night.

Last night some of our staff and family had the opportunity to help with the organization Rice N Beans. It was eye opening experience to help people who have falling on hard times and are now homeless. It truly changed my view life and what true struggle is. If you are looking to give a little of your time to do something different I suggest you start here. For more information on how you can get involved follow the link https://www.ricenbeans.org. I guarantee you will not forget the experience.

3 Storm Flooding Business Survival Tips

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 3 Storm Flooding Business Survival Tips We are ready for any size flood that has caused damage to your commercial building in Clover South Carolina.

Storm warnings in Clover,SC may give you the heads up that you need to prepare, but what steps are most important and how should they be carried out? Use the following tips to protect your people, your equipment and inventory, and your buildings as much as possible when storms hit. Learn how to reduce your losses and when to tear out damaged property when flooding is an issue.

1. Focus on Personnel Safety

Your first step when storms lead to flooding is to follow all evacuation warnings. Failure to follow evacuation instructions could lead to injuries or deaths. Before the storm hits, you should have an evacuation protocol in place, so your employees, renters, or personnel know exactly how to respond, where to go, and how to remain in contact with you.

2. Protect Property and Documents

The more you know about the types of flood risk in Clover,SC the risk of flooding, and whether to invest in flood insurance policies, the better prepared you'll be when disasters strike. Develop and practice evacuation routes and emergency response procedures. Take steps such as storing documents in waterproof containers and backing data up on the cloud. Keep your most valuable equipment and supplies on higher levels of the building and keep up a regular schedule of maintenance to reduce water damage.

3. Begin Storm Restoration Right Away

As soon as you get the go-ahead from authorities, give your properties some attention. This will involve removing all water and drying the property. You may want to involve storm restoration professionals in this step and the following steps. Next, tear out damaged, wet materials, such as soggy ceilings and warped studs. As you tear out sections of the building that you can't repair, continue the drying process, so you can be sure to get all of the hidden areas of the property. Finally, turn your focus to the restoration of your building.

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Air Freshener Alone Isn’t Going to Cover That up: Flood Odor and the Removal Process

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Air Freshener Alone Isn’t Going to Cover That up: Flood Odor and the Removal Process Ready to help Rock Hill residents with flood damage.

Flood water in Rock Hill South Carolina is typically a mixture of overflowing rivers and sewage loss. It is no surprise, then, that floods leave behind a significant odor when they recede, especially when you consider the addition of mold growth. For most homeowners, the elimination of the smell is the most substantial part of the removal process; however, it can be overwhelming to figure out just what to do. The following four steps should help ease your mind.

1. Wet Vac and Dry Flooded Areas

The first step to removing the odor in your home is the same as the first step for restoration: remove any excess water and dry flooded areas thoroughly. To speed up this process, you’ll want to have on hand several wet-vacs, industrial fans, and air movers. In addition to these tools, you should open up all doors and windows to help ventilate your home.

2. Remove Affected Materials

Beyond removing excess water and drying out damaged areas, you’ll want to remove all affected materials, including carpeting, draperies, drywall, and insulation. Any of these items that are left and may contain moisture can lead to further mold growth, which will contribute to both the odor and other health concerns.

3. Steam Clean and Disinfect Everything

Once your home is thoroughly dry and affected materials have been removed, it is time to clean and disinfect everything. You will want to rent steam cleaners and purchase several mops and rags. You can begin by mopping all the floors and wiping down all walls with your choice of disinfectant. You can follow this by steam cleaning any remaining carpeting, draperies, or furniture. After you have done all the scrubbing, you should also disinfect any plumbing fixtures and ductwork.

4. Call an Expert

Rock Hill likely has several restoration specialists near you. There is no reason to have to go it alone. Experts offer a vast array of services, and their experience can be invaluable to you.

The odor that occurs after flooding is a combination of sewage and mold growth. While it may seem unbearable and resilient, the steps above should help you remove the odor and restore your home to some degree.

We are only a call away for burst pipe repair cleanup service.

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How SERVPRO Can Help When it Comes to Flood Damage in Your Fort Mill Store

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How SERVPRO Can Help When it Comes to Flood Damage in Your Fort Mill Store We are ready to help.

When Flooding Affects Your Fort Mill Retail Store

The responsibilities of managing your Fort Mill retail store unfortunately also come with maintenance and restoration duties when disaster strikes. When coastal storms hit land with enough force, this severe system can spell significant trouble for those in its path. Hurricanes, for example, can unleash several feet worth of rainfall over a brief period, even well inland. You need to have a plan of action which preserves your investment and your building, helping you to move forward in the aftermath of severe weather that allows for flooding.

One of the troublesome aspects of flood damages to your Fort Mill business is how quickly this damage can spread throughout the building. With many construction materials and the content of the structure itself at risk, time is of the essence to help mitigate the situation so that it is not so detrimental to your business or to the possibility of reopening to the public in the immediate future. Our SERVPRO rapid response team can help you safeguard your stock that remains at risk throughout the disaster.

It is essential that one of your first calls should be to the insurance company that offers coverage for the building that you use. This agent can help you to understand what the insurance company needs to file a claim, and this often requires proof of the damage you believe occurred, as well as a catalog of the items that became ruined or irreparably damaged by the intruding water.

As tempting as it might be to begin this estimation and assessment on your own, it is better left to the SERVPRO estimator and project manager assigned to your project. These individuals get extensively trained in safe practices inspecting areas that could have extensive damage and considered dangerous for those without the appropriate safety equipment.

The critical thing to remember about flooding in your retail store is that the situation only stands to get worse the longer that you wait for professional assistance. Our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County team of professionals is available 24/7 to help you throughout every step of the restoration process following a flood in your building. Give us a call anytime at (803) 324-5780.

We are happy to help all residents and business owners in the Fort Mill community.

4 Reasons You Should Avoid Driving Through Flooded Streets

9/20/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 4 Reasons You Should Avoid Driving Through Flooded Streets Flood cleanup service.

A significant downpour in Baxter Village South Carolina can backup drainage systems and cause waterways to overflow, resulting in flash floods. Traversing a flooded street can be extremely treacherous and should be avoided, if possible, for several reasons.

1. Water Depth

It’s easy to underestimate the depth of standing water. High water levels could stall your engine, eliminating your ability to control your vehicle. Attempting to restart a stalled vehicle could also result in significant engine damage.

2. Washed Out Road

Flood waters can also wash away roadways, removing the surface for your tires to grip. Without grip, you will have no control over your vehicle and will be at the mercy of water currents.

3. Fast-Flowing Water

If you drive into fast-flowing water, your vehicle could be easily swept away, endangering the welfare of yourself, your passengers and the emergency personnel dispatched to rescue you.

4. Dangerous Debris

Swift water currents can also carry large debris. If you enter a flooded street, your vehicle could be struck by floating debris. This could result in serious injuries or significant damage that could impede your ability to escape from the vehicle.

Additional Safety Tips

Avoiding flooded roads is the best course of action. However, if you are not able to find an alternate route, take extreme caution and follow these safety tips:

  • Drive slowly but steadily through the water
  • Try to drive in the middle of the roadway where the water may be shallower
  • Avoid driving through areas with downed power lines
  • If your vehicle gets washed off the road, abandon it for higher ground
  • Call Fort Mill Fire Department

A Dangerous Situation

Floods are dangerous, can cause significant destruction and often require extensive cleanup and restoration efforts. Most travel tips advise avoiding flooded streets because navigating flooded roadways can damage your vehicle’s engine and potentially endanger the lives of everyone inside the vehicle. If you cannot find an alternative route, drive cautiously and be prepared to abandon the vehicle if it becomes trapped in high water.

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Category Three Water: What Is It and Who Should Clean It?

9/19/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Category Three Water: What Is It and Who Should Clean It? We are ready to help with your water disaster.

Water Cleanup Service For Clover

Clover South Carolina is prone to flooding during the rainy season. As business owners, this presents a growing concern for not only safety and profitability but the integrity of your property. Thankfully, most insurance companies cover burst pipes and toilet overflow; however, if your business is ever struck by flood water, you may be left with a few questions about water categories, especially category three.

1. What Is Category Three Water Damage?

Category three water damage is typical in large-scale flooding. This natural disaster tends to overflow rivers and overburden sewage systems leading to a dangerous mixture call the black water. At this category level, water is capable of supporting bacterial growth and becomes hazardous for humans and pets to consume or come into contact.

2. Can You Clean Category Three Water Damage Yourself?

No, unless you are a professional, you should not attempt to clean black water yourself. This type of flood water can cause illness and disease and possibly death if touched or ingested. It is not uncommon for this type of water to carry hepatitis pathogens, and you do not need to swallow this water to become ill or a carrier.

3. Who Cleans This Type of Water Damage?

As category three water is dangerous, it is wise to seek the assistance of professionals who hold the appropriate certifications and training to handle and dispose of this type of water. You can check with your local Clover municipalities or York Emergency Management to find restoration specialists capable of this type of work.

Since flooding is a concern for most business owners in this area, and category three flood water presents potential risk from exposure, it is wise to seek assistance from your insurance provider and local government to ensure that you as well as your business remain safe. Do not let the concern over expense come above the concern for your health.

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Hurricane Florence Update

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence Update Be ready for the storm this week.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is prepared as we await Hurricane Florence. We are watching this storm carefully with you, our neighbors, and are ready to help in event that storm damage occurs. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have teams and equipment standing by to help our community recover from any wind or flooding damage that happens. 

Local news stations report that we may experience 4-8 inches of rain, 20 mile/hour winds over the next 72 hours. Please be safe and tune in to updates on conditions about Hurricane Florence from local news outlets and law enforcement officials.

Local television stations like Fox News are giving updates as the hurricane gets closer.

Many areas along the coast of South Carolina have mandatory evacuations in place starting today. If you are inland be ready for congestion on streets and hotels as they will be looking for a safe place to stay while the storm passes.

Brad Panovich's Facebook page has great updates for residents in the Charlotte area.

Hurricane Florence is Heading Towards The Carolinas

9/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Florence is Heading Towards The Carolinas We are here to help if you have storm damage.

Storm Season Is Here Hurricane Florence continues to threaten North and South Carolina's coast. We encourage you to prepare your home and business by following these tips from FEMA:Home:1. Cover all of your homes windows with precut plywood or hurricane shutters to protect your windows from high winds.2. Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.3. Keep all trees and shrubs well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.4. Turn off utilities as instructed. Otherwise turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.5. Turn off propane tanks.6. Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.Business:1. Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.2. Identify operations critical to survival and recovery.3. Plan what you will do if your building, is not accessible. Consider if you can run the business from a different location or from your home. Develop relationships with other companies to use their facilities in case a disaster makes your location unusable. For more information about us you can visit our SERVPRO yellow pages site. You may also visit York County Emergency Management for more information and questions you may have.  SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too, and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill community. We are also part of a national network of 1,700 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events. 

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Understanding “Black Water” From Storm Flooding

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Understanding “Black Water” From Storm Flooding We are ready to help with your flood cleanup.

Flooding in Clover or Lake Wylie?

Storms in Lake Wylie,SC can quickly overwhelm local bodies of water and cause severe, unexpected flooding. What does it mean when someone uses the term “black water” to describe a flood? Is this just plumber lingo or a casual description? In fact, it is a commonly used term in the insurance industry. It doesn’t have anything to do with the color of water and is used to describe one of three categories of flood water:

  • Category 1- “clean water”
  • Category 2- “gray water”
  • Category 3- “black water”

As the names indicate, the categories are defined by progressively more contaminated states. Some water, like that from sewage spills, starts as Category 3 but may be recategorized due to exposure of time, temperature or direct contamination from additional elements.

Why Are Storm Floods Considered “Black Water?”

As you probably concluded already, Category 3 floods are unsafe for human exposure and may include the following contaminants:

  • Bacteria
  • Parasites
  • Fungi
  • Chemical hazards
  • Sewage

Local flood water is considered Category 3 water because rivers, lakes and seas naturally contain some of these contaminants and may also be exposed to these elements during the storm event.

What Can You Do About Category 3 Water?

Category 3 water should be mitigated as quickly as possible to reduce damage of your building and materials, and to prevent subsequent problems such as the development of mold. It’s important to remove flood water as quickly as possible because the wet environment is a breeding ground for mold, which can begin to reproduce in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

After storm damage, it’s important to find the right company to help get your building back to normal. A good remediation and restoration company will respond quickly to begin water removal and drying, and be able to handle the entire restoration process. When Category 3 water is involved, it is critical to have knowledgeable and experienced professionals that know what must be disposed of and how to clean what may be saved.

If you live in River Hills Plantation community or the surrounding area we are a local restoration company ready to help. For more information about us you can visit our SERVPRO Yelp page.