If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (803) 324-5780

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Archived Blog Posts

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.

For more information you can visit our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Angieslist page.

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.

For more information about us you can go to SERVPRO on Linkedin or SERVPRO on Yahoo.

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. 

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

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.

How Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Helps Businesses in Rock Hill

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How Commercial Flood Damage Remediation Helps Businesses in Rock Hill Call us for emergency commercial restoration service.

Team SERVPRO Considers Safety Before Drying Out Your Flooded Property

You may be left wondering how to address commercial flood damage once the flood waters recede. It is the time to return your business to its earlier state by determining what is salvageable and replacing some items if necessary. If you do not take the right measures, problems such as deterioration of wall and wood coverings, as well as mold growth arise. A professional inspects your Rock Hill property to determine the most appropriate restoration procedures.
 
There are many factors that our SERVPRO technicians look at when choosing the most suitable procedures and equipment to use during commercial flood damage in Rock Hill. For instance, we look at the amount of time the property has experienced exposure to flood water, the degree of damage and the amount of area which need restoration. It means we have to come up with a detailed project timeline after the inspection which addresses the unique needs of the situation at hand.
 
Removal of standing water is a critical step since the longer the water remains on your property, the more additional damage you should expect. For instance, our SERVPRO technicians can use wholly or partially submerged pumps to pump vast quantities of water from your property. We are careful when using the pumps since they are not tolerant of lumps of mud, stones, leaves and any related particles. The amount of time we take during this step depends on the area we are drying and the quantity of water that is present.
 
Before we start to dry your commercial building, we address the safety and health concerns of the occupants. Even when the power is off in the neighborhood, we always assume all electrical circuits are live and turn off the power. We also protect our eyes, hands, and mouth by wearing the right personal protective equipment. It is also the work of our team to perform temporary repairs to windows and roofs to protect your building from additional damage as we are drying the site.
 
SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County uses advanced technology and techniques to restore your commercial property after a storm, mold, fire, and water damage. Call us at (803) 324-5780 and allow us to return your business to its normal operations.
 

The Far-Reaching Effects of Soot Damage in Your Clover Home

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Far-Reaching Effects of Soot Damage in Your Clover Home We are ready to help with any size fire disaster you may have in Clover South Carolina.

SERVPRO Improves Air Quality during the Fire & Smoke Cleanup and Restoration Services for Your Property

Soot damage is a common concern following a disaster in your Clover South Carolina home. The manner in which it spreads to affect new areas of your residence, materials, and contents makes it one of the most challenging of consequences to restore. Even more to the point, this result from a fire disaster in your home is not something that the homeowner can readily remove on their own for several different reasons.

If you experience fire damages in your Clover residence, it can surprise you to how widespread and challenging they are to overcome. Many homeowners find themselves overwhelmed by the extent of the damage. The insurance company is often the one to require professional restoration work like our SERVPRO rapid response team. Not only can we provide a detailed estimate and photographic proof of the damage sustained, but begin work quickly on mitigating the loss throughout the affected areas of your home upon a signed contract.

Soot damage can be especially challenging because it coats everything that it comes into contact with, providing a sheet of dirt and debris for our SERVPRO technicians to clean up. Often these films can get remedied with dry/wet sponging or through the use of high-powered vacuums, but that rarely takes care of the entire problem. Soot travels through air ducts, leaving the residue throughout this network of sheet metal, fiberboard, or flex in the walls of your home that require concentrated efforts to remove.

Another concern about soot damage is the effect on the environment within your house that must get addressed quickly as well. Our technicians often have to employ equipment like hydroxyl generators for and air scrubbers outfitted with HEPA and carbon filtration systems to help remove odors, debris and soot on even microscopic levels from the air in the affected areas of your home. This provides the added feature of safe and clean indoor air quality IAQ.

While soot damage is just one of the many symptoms that linger in your home after a fire gets extinguished, it is something that requires expertise and the right equipment to restore. Our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County fire restoration technicians are available anytime that you need us by calling (803) 324-5780.

More about the Clover Fire Department or the Town of Clover.

What To Do After a Business Fire

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Do After a Business Fire Ready to help with any fire disaster in Rock Hill,SC.

Rock Hill Commercial Fire Cleanup Company

It's easy to think a fire could never affect your Rock Hill,SC, business, but all too often these disasters affect businesses, leaving people out of work and business owners facing heavy costs in damage. It is possible to recover from this situation, however. Quick action and the correct fire restoration steps can help you get your company back on track.

1. Contact Your Insurance Company

Once you have the go-ahead from the appropriate emergency responders, call your insurance company to discuss the terms of your fire insurance. The company may send out a professional to assess the damages and prepare a claim. When this is done, they make recommendations about fire restoration companies and advise you regarding the content cleaning process. You'll have the information you need about how much coverage you can expect for cleaning and repairs.

2. Don't Attempt DIY Repairs

If you try to repair the structure or your equipment, you could invalidate your insurance coverage. Instead of putting yourself and your property at risk, contact a professional with the training to handle disaster restoration. Many of these technicians are willing to respond around the clock and have the equipment and training necessary to provide a safe, rapid restoration.

3. Understand the Danger

Even though the fire has been put out, the remaining smoke and odors can be hazardous to your health. Anyone entering the property could be affected by breathing in those fumes and could further damage the fragile remains of the property. It's best to board up your services until you've been given permission to return to business. Leave the smoke cleaning services to professionals in Rock Hill.

There are plenty of tasks for you to complete, including coordinating necessary recovery services, communicating with the insurance company and your vendors, and finding a way to keep your customers satisfied during the recovery period. Leave the rest of the fire restoration worries to the professionals. The Rock Hill Fire Department will also be helpful with any questions you may have.

We are always here to help residents of the City of Rock Hill and the surrounding area. For more information about the area or thinking about visiting York County you can check them on the web.

Fast Response When Your Tega Cays Neighbor’s Plumbing Emergency Causes Water Damage to Your Business and Contents

9/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fast Response When Your Tega Cays Neighbor’s Plumbing Emergency Causes Water Damage to Your Business and Contents We are only a phone call away.

Unwelcome Water Loss to Your Shop in Tega Cay? Call SERVPRO

Tega Cay and Clover South Carolina has many small shopping centers offering convenience and high-quality services to residents. Concentrating retail establishments near each other permits a quick one-stop shopping experience, each of the stores supporting the others as customers realize how easy it is to check off a long list of items when retailers set up shop together. Individual businesses rent the spaces, giving up control of the entire structure.

Shared walls and plumbing can make one Tega Cay store’s bad luck with water damage a crisis for neighboring businesses. An overflowing sink or toilet or break in a water supply line in an adjoining shop can damage your commercial space as the moisture migrates into your unit. Inventory, business records, and customer showrooms can all be harmed even if your portion of the joint plumbing system is in good shape and you have been a  careful tenant. We can help remove water and restore the damage if your issues are secondary to another shop’s trouble.

SERVPRO crew chiefs assess the damage done when water from a spill or flooding from an appliance or pipe break in another company makes its way into your otherwise secure retail space. We work with your insurance company closely as we develop and implement your water damage remediation plan. This is important in cases like this where the insurance carriers for the building owners or other tenants might have a responsibility to cover the costs for some of your content damages as well. Our clear and consistent documentation helps support your claim and limits out of pocket costs.

The SERVPRO team evaluates the damage done to your stored stock, business equipment, furnishings, and paperwork. We might recommend a pack out of at-risk contents to permit your landlord to respond better to the damage done to the building materials. Moving items to our production facility give our trained staff the space to examine the water damage away from your rented business space. We have solutions for water damaged documents, books, and electronics just to name a few of our technicians’ specialties.

When your shopping mall space suffers damage from water losses created by neighboring business tenants, SERVPRO in Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill,Lake Wylie and York County can help. Our team is ready to assist with paperwork and a possible move out of your business contents as we also clean up and dry out your property. Call us for emergency restoration service.

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

The Steps To Take After Water Damage In Doby's Bridge

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Steps To Take After Water Damage In Doby's Bridge Water damage can require clean up after a flood in your Doby's Bridge home or business.

Flooding in your home in Doby's Bridge,SC, is not something you want to ignore. Whether you have problems stemming from a storm or a pipe burst, you want to act quickly. You need to call water restoration specialists and your insurance agent. The following steps help you file an insurance claim to get you the money you need to compensate for the cost of fixing the problem and getting your home back to normal.

1. Call Your Agent

The first call you should make it to your insurance agent. This gives you a record of timely reporting and alerts the insurance company that it needs to send an adjuster out to assess the damage.

2. Call Restoration Experts

It's great to have professional restorers on your side. Getting them to your property as soon after the flood as possible can help you understand the damage and what it may take to fix it. They can point out major problems and might catch some things you otherwise would have missed. SERVPRO near Doby's Bridge has the tools and equipment to help you and your family.

3. Document the Damage

Make a list of everything that must be repaired or replaced. You will need this list when you file your insurance claim. It may be useful to take pictures of the damage, particularly if you need to start the cleanup process before the adjuster is able to get there, to provide proof of the damage.

4. Fill Out Forms

Fill out your claims forms properly. Make sure you have all the information you need. If you leave something out, you may have to pay a lot out of pocket for repairs, or your claim may be rejected.

5. Guide the Adjuster

When the insurance adjuster arrives, show him or her your list of damages and walk through the damaged area. Point out areas that are damaged. Use the information you gained from restoration experts as well as their itemized service list to substantiate your claim.

These steps can help you avoid more problems. If you call the right people and file your insurance claim correctly, flood damage doesn't have to ruin your home.

Doby'Bridge School District has one of the newest building in the Fort Mill area. The school is also top ranked in South Carolina.

For more information about us and our services you can look on website like Yelp, Youtube, Zillow and Google+.

For emergency water damage cleanup call 803-324-5780.

Dealing With Standing Water In Lake Wylie

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Standing Water In Lake Wylie Standing water in your Clover area home or business may require professionals with professional equipment.

When there is two feet or more of standing water in your commercial building in Lake Wylie,SC or Clover area the entire remediation process can feel a little overwhelming. How do you even start addressing this problem? You can't pull a plug to let the water drain out. Instead, you need to hire a local storm damage remediation team that has the equipment needed to remove flood-level waters from your building.

Prepare the Area

Before anyone can get in to start removing water, you need to make sure your building is ready for workers. This means turning off all electricity. If you leave the power on, the water may conduct the electricity and pose a major safety hazard. If your building has several fuse boxes, you may be able to leave power on to areas that are not affected by the waters. This will allow your team to run the equipment needed to clean up the flooding.

Use Specialized Machinery

A simple shop vac isn't going to be enough to drain two feet of flooding from your commercial basement. Instead, your remediation expert will have to pull out the big bugs. You may see specialized gear get used on your project, including the following:

• Trash pump
• Truck mount
• Sump pump

The exact machinery used will depend on your situation. For example, if the water includes sludge from sewage, the professionals will have to use a pump that can handle solids as well as liquids.

Finish Removing Water

Once the standing water has been drained, the water-removal process is not finished. You have to make sure your Lake Wylie building is completely dry before you start the remediation process. This can mean tearing out waterlogged flooring, drywall and ceiling tiles. You may also need to use a dehumidifier to suck out as much moisture as possible.

In order to deal with two feet of standing water, you need to work with a professional that has access to specialized equipment. If you try to handle this type of cleanup on your own, you may end up allowing secondary damage to take place. River Hills Plantation is one of the largest gated communities in the Lake Wylie area.

You may also visit us at SERVPRO.com or Google+.

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

3 Reasons Your Sewer May Back Up After a Storm In Fort Mill

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard 3 Reasons Your Sewer May Back Up After a Storm In Fort Mill Sewage backup in Fort Mill South Carolina.

Fort Mill Sewage Backup Cleanup Company 

You may not associate heavy waters with a sewer backup. Usually this type of problem is caused by bad plumbing or blockages in your sewer lines. However, when your Fort Mill,SC, commercial building is filled with sewage after a big storm, you may start to wonder what caused this issue.

1. Overwhelmed Sewer Systems: When lots of water enters the ground all over the city, the city sewer system may become overloaded with water. When this reservoir is full, the liquid has to flow someplace else. This can mean the rain water pushes the sewage back up into your building. Installing a backflow preventer can help you avoid this unsanitary problem.


2. Storm-Caused Damage: Storms can cause trees to fall down and other major damage. While this destruction doesn't seem to have anything to do with your sewer backup, it could in fact be the cause. If a downed tree were to break a sewer line, it could cause the dirty water to seep back into your building. Line breaks are a major cause of sewage loss. Having your system inspected regularly can help you spot and fix weakened areas before they become a problem.


3. Rain-Induced Clogs: Black water can carry foreign objects into your sewer line. Heavy rain, for example, could pick up rocks, twigs and lawn ornaments. As the water flows to the nearest drain, the items it carries end up getting stuck in sewer drains and lines. These clogs cause the sewage to start to flow backwards back into your building. It can be hard to prevent this type of issue.

No matter what causes a sewer backup, it is never a fun problem to have. The unsanitary conditions of the water require you to call in a commercial restoration specialist who has dealt with sewage problems in the past. Without help from an expert, you may be unable to completely resolve the problem. If you live in the Town of Fort Mill or the surrounding area and need emergency restoration service we can help. Call us today at 803-324-5780.

For local news on sewage backup in Fort Mill you can find many articles around the web.

Water Mains Can Allow for Major Flood Damages to Your Rock Hill Residence

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Mains Can Allow for Major Flood Damages to Your Rock Hill Residence Rock Hill disaster service company is ready to help.

Team SERVPRO is Always Ready to Help You Deal with Flooding in Your Home Regardless of the Cause

All throughout Rock Hill,SC, substantial water mains weave through commercial and residential areas. These lines get tapped at every residence to provide drinking water. The size of the line itself gets determined by the draw of usage, and if the lines need to feed storage tanks and other offshoots at future junctions continually. The greater the diameter of the main line, the higher the pressure inside.

Many of the main lines still in service throughout the area are ductile iron. This type was the standard at one point for water lines, and until they see a string of problems happen over a brief period, they do not get changed over to the sturdier and more reliable PVC material that holds up better over time. The trouble with these materials is that they are essentially ticking time bombs waiting for the right circumstances to split or break apart, which can cause nearly immediate flooding damages to your Rock Hill home in a couple of ways.

Not all water meters contain backflow prevention devices to stop back-siphonage into your home when a water break occurs. Depending on your proximity to the break, an open service line demanding water can create a vacuum when a water break occurs, pulling the contents of the water line into a residence until they break this vacuum by shutting off their service line inside their house. Our SERVPRO professionals can quickly extract this water from the affected area, but not before damages ultimately occur.

Another way that this break could potentially flood your home is simply being downhill from the incident. Water continually flows at a high pressure from this break until valves on the main line get shut down, and by this point, you might already require flood damage restoration services from our experienced SERVPRO professionals.

There are no ways to adequately prepare for the possibility of a main water line break, but there are ways that you can help to limit the damage you might experience. One way is familiarizing yourself with the primary shutoff valve for your service line. If you have already experienced flood damages in your home, give our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County restoration specialists a call right away at (803) 324-5780.

If you are a resident of the  City Of Rock Hill or in the surrounding area we can help with any size flood or water damage you may have. We serve the entire York County area and can assist with your emergency disaster.

Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Clover

8/29/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Options For Residents Of Clover Before flood damage restoration can start, we first determine whether the building is safe to enter.

Flood Damage Restoration

Before flood damage restoration can start, we first determine whether the building is safe to enter. We check whether there are any collapsed walls, roofs, sticking doors, sagging ceilings, and if the floor has noticeable cracks. Mud and water make the floor slippery, so, we are cautious when stepping. Floodwaters in Clover may leave sediments within the house, and there is a need to perform shoveling.

Our SERVPRO technicians also inspect whether there are damaged materials in your Clover South Carolina property during flood damage restoration. If the wallboard that covers the walls and ceilings is thoroughly soaked or at least four feet from the bottom of the floor, we remove it and recommend a replacement. Plaster has high chances of surviving a flood when compared to gypsum wallboard. In most cases, when the plaster dries, it disintegrates from the wooden laths. If we face such incidents, we remove the plaster layer and then make a replacement.

There are different ways in which flooding affects the various types of insulation. If your structure has polystyrene insulation, it has high chances of surviving when our SERVPRO technicians hose it off. We discard fiberglass batts when they are soaked with water. Cellulose insulation can hold water for a long duration. When that happens, it loses its fire retardant and antifungal properties, so a replacement is necessary.

If flood water reached the ceiling area, we have to replace it - mainly when it is wallboard. It does not mean all is well when the water has not touched the ceiling; the floodwater can increase the humidity and make the gypsum ceilings to swell. Plaster ceilings may dry after some time, though we might tear them down and make a replacement when they have too many sags and cracks. We can also use pumps to extract water from flooded crawl spaces and install space heater and fans to enhance the drying process.

If you live in the Town of Clover or in the area we can help with any size disaster. You may also visit our Youtube page for some local videos.

4 Ways Water Damage Can Occur in Your Home

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 4 Ways Water Damage Can Occur in Your Home We are ready to help with your flood cleanup.

What Causes Water Damage

Homeowners in Lake Wylie area should be aware of the many ways water damage can occur in their home. When left unattended, water from a pipe burst or leak may require you to call in repair and restoration professionals. To keep your home safe and secure, here are four things you can look for that commonly cause water damage in Lake Wylie.


1. Malfunctioning Appliances
As your house gets older, so do the appliances. Pipes can rust, hoses can weaken, and the efficiency of your household machines can lower. Deterioration of appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters is a common reason for water damage and flooding. To prevent any sudden disaster, inspect your appliances often.
However, you can’t always prevent appliances from malfunctioning. Water detectors can let you know immediately when something goes wrong. This can help you minimize the damage and clean up the water quickly before the problem gets worse.


2. Bursting Pipes
When sudden pressure occurs in a pipe, there is an increased risk of a pipe burst. This can happen when drains get blocked, toilets get clogged, or when garbage disposals malfunction. Old pipes can burst or leak easily, too. If a problem does occur, shut off the water line quickly and seek professional help.


3. Blocked Gutters
The sole purpose of your gutters is to direct water away from the roof. However, gutters can easily get blocked by leaves, dirt, and branches. This creates a dam in the gutter which prevents water from flowing smoothly down the contraption. When water overflows, it can spill onto the side of the house and soak into the structure.


4. Broken Gutters
Your gutters may not be blocked, but they could be damaged. If there is a crack or break in the material, the water can leak through and cause serious water damage or flooding. You might want to inspect your gutters after heavy storms to check for any damage or blockage.


A pipe burst can cause serious damage. Be sure to keep your home in Lake Wylie,SC safe and dry by taking precautions against water disasters. For more information about SERVPRO you can visit our Facebook page. You may visit the local news media about Lake Wylie flooding. For emergency service call our office at 803-324-5780.

Water Damage Restoration: SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County

8/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration: SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Rock Hill residents can call us for any restoration needs.

Water Damage Restoration can be caused by a number of different sources including: hot water heater, sink, refrigerator, roof, pipes, weather, toilet, etc. It’s surprising how quickly a small leak can horrifically flood a room or a slow leak that has been running for years turns into a severe mold infestation. Fortunately, Rock Hill has SERVPRO to help you through any emergency remediation (Fire, Water, Mold & Biohazard). With being a complete one-stop-shop, our goal is to get things back to “Like it never even happened.”®  

The first thing that should be done when a water damage restoration emergency comes up is to call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780. We will immediately send an available crew out to the site to help contain the site. From there, we will schedule a time to come out and put together a complete quote. If the property is insured, we will directly with the adjuster as well as work with the property owner for out of pocket clients.

Time and temperature is the greatest enemy for any water damage restoration. Dehydrating the site is the most crucial step to take to prevent mold and mildew taking over. Our state-of-the-art industrial grade methods are designed to do this in a very timely manner.

From here, any reconstruction or replacement can take place. Rather than having to orchestrate multiple other contractors, we make things easy and convenient by finishing the job from claim to complete. We can dry the carpet or replace it with a brand new floor. If the drywall is damaged, we can replace and paint it back to its original state.

There is no job too big or small for us. If you are in the greater Rock Hill,SC area please feel free giving us a call to schedule a free estimate or if you have any additional questions. We are proud to serve the city of Rock Hill residents and the surrounding area in South Carolina.

Water Damage Restoration Tips

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Tips Call us today for water restoration service at 803-324-5780.

With hurricane season creeping up on us, water damage restoration may be an unforeseen hurdle that may need to be tackled. Whether it is a leaky roof or a flooding, the professionals of SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County have a list of tips for any water damage restoration project.

                The first thing that needs to be done is to make sure that all electronics are disconnected. During this process, it is important to determine if the house/property is safe to stay in. To help determine this, give us a call at (803)-324-5780. We are more than happy to come out and provide a free estimate for individuals in the greater Fort Mill and rock Hill area who are insured.

                It is vital that these initial steps are completed A.S.A.P.Once water is introduced; mold can quickly take hold and spread. The faster the water damage restoration process is engaged, the less hassle and troubles will be experienced.

                Once the experts of SERVPRO are on site, the drying and dehumidification process begins. Our Professionals will use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the optimal number of air movers and dehumidifiers needed to dry your home or business for any water damage restoration.

                During this step, we also help with the caring and upkeep of your belongings. If the water damage restoration is significant enough and requires the items to be temporarily moved out, we are prepared to help out with this process. Our goal is to be a one-stop-shop for the entire restoration process from A-Z.

                After the water damage restoration is dried, the build back can begin. 

If you have any additional questions, please visit our website and give us a call!

Storm Preparation for Your Home

8/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Preparation for Your Home We have storm damage teams ready to help.

Storms in Fort Mill,SC can happen abruptly, so it helps to be prepared. There are many steps that can be taken ahead of time to ensure your home is ready for storm season. Don’t wait until flood water is threatening your property to take the necessary precautions.

Outside Checklist

Take a survey of the outside of your home before a storm hits. Here are some of the most common things to look for.

• Roof: Check for any potential leaks so they can be fixed prior to the storm. If there are loose pieces, fasten down as much as you can. Even though most people think of water damage coming from the ground up, it can also come from above, so ensuring that the roof is solid and secure is a great place to start.
• Outside furniture: Review all your objects that dwell outdoors. Anything that isn’t secured already should be put away inside or fastened for stability. Beyond concerns of a flooded building, loose furnishings could also be swept away.
• Gutters: Flood water happens when there is an overflow in a specific area. You will want to clean your gutters and establish that they are attached securely to help the water flow in the appropriate areas. Having clogged gutters can prevent the water from channeling where it shouldn’t go and causing water damage to your home.
• Windows: Just as dams prevent water from flowing in specific areas, boards or storm shutters can be important deterrents for the impending storm. Often wind is a companion to water in strong weather. Barricading doors and windows can help to prevent destruction.

Prior Preparation Is Key

Completing an analysis of the outside of your home will show you where the weak points of entry are for flood water. If there is anything that you are unable to repair or protect on your own, calling a storm damage specialist prior to the inclement weather can help comfort you once it hits. Preparing your house for storms is a beneficial way to prevent a flooded building or water damage. 

Storms have cased damage to homes and business in the Fort Mill area.

Why Your Air Conditioning Unit Might Be Leaking

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water has started to pool around your central air conditioner’s inside unit and you have no idea why.

First, you should turn off your air conditioner because this water could harm the electronic parts of your AC and cause water damage to your home. Then you should contact a professional AC repair person for help.

If you want to understand the cause of this problem before calling a professional, read this article.

We’ll talk about:

  • Why water forms in the inside AC unit
  • Why there’s water all over the floor
  • What needs to be done to fix it

Why water forms in a central air conditioner indoor unit

Part of your air conditioner’s job is to pull humidity from the air. The inside unit’s blower pulls in hot, humid air through the return grille and over the inside unit’s cold evaporator coil to cool the air down.

When that happens, condensation/droplets form on the evaporator coil. It’s just like when water droplets bead up on a glass of ice cold water on a hot summer day in South Carolina.

That water on the evaporator coil falls into a sloped drain pan and down a condensate drain line like a slip n’slide. That drain line (usually a PVC pipe) either exits out the home (usually near the outside unit) or into your plumbing.

OK, so now you have a general idea of how the water forms and the parts involved. If there’s an issue with any of these parts, that’s why the water is forming around the inside unit.

Here are a few common problems that are causing the issue you’re having.

Clogged condensate drain line or rusted condensate drain pan

If the drain line gets clogged by dirt, insects, mold, or anything else, the water has nowhere to go but back into the home. (Some home’s have a secondary drain line but that may also be become clogged.)

Use wet-dry vacuum to suck out the obstruction from the outdoor PVC condensate pipe.

Also the root of the problem may be a dirty evaporator coil. The dirt will mix with the water and fall down into the pan, clogging the drain. Have a professional clean this coil annually as part of annual AC maintenance visit.

Also, the drain pan may be rusted through and is falling onto the floor and causing damage to your home. So you’ll need to replace that.

Note: Your air conditioner may have a secondary drain pan to catch the water. This pan has a float switch that turns off your air conditioner to prevent water damage.

Installation issues

If you have a newer air conditioner, the problem may be installation related. An improperly designed condensate trap will stop the condensate from draining. So all that water builds up in the drain pan and overflows into your home, causing water damage.

You’ll need a professional to examine the condensate trap to see if it has been designed properly and fix it if necessary.

Frozen evaporator coil

Open the blower door of your inside AC unit. Is the evaporator coil covered in ice? When that frozen evaporator coil melts there may be so much water that it flows over the drain pan and then onto the floor.

There are 2 common causes of a frozen evaporator coil:

  • Dirty air filter—A dirty air filter blocks airflow over the evaporator coil, causing the temperature to drop below freezing and ice up. Check the air filter and change it if it’s dirty.
  • Low refrigerant— Low refrigerant causes the evaporator coil to become much colder than normal, causing it to freeze up.

To defrost the evaporator coil, turn the air conditioner off. Then turn the blower from “auto” to “on.” The fan should melt the ice slowly enough for the drain pan to handle all the water.

In the meantime, you should call a professional to check your air conditioner to make sure it’s is working properly and ensure nothing was damaged.

Sewage Backup and Prevention Tips

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Backed up sewers can wreak havoc on a home, causing thousands of dollars in damage to floors, walls, furniture and electrical systems. 

Causes of Sewer Backup

Aging Sewer Systems: The Civil Engineering Research Foundation reports that the number of backed up sewers is increasing at an alarming rate of about 3 percent annually. In addition, a recent report from the American Society of Civil Engineers indicates that the nation's 500,000-plus miles of sewer lines are on average over thirty years old. The increase in the number of homes connected to already aging sewage systems has also contributed to rapid increases in sanitary sewer backups, flooded basements and overflows.

Combined Pipelines: Problems also arise in systems that combine storm water and raw sewage into the same pipeline. During many rain storms, the systems are exposed to more volume than they can handle, and the result is a sewage backup situation that allows sewage to spew out into basements and other low lying drains.

Blockages Due to Tree Roots: Shrubs and trees seeking moisture will make their way into sewer line cracks. These roots can cause extensive damage. They may start out small, getting into a small crack in the pipe; but as the tree or shrub continues to grow, so does the root. Tree roots can enter the service pipe at joints and cause blockages. Tree roots can travel a long way, and roots from different types of trees act differently. If city trees are suspected, your plumber can contact the city, and samples of the roots will be used to help identify the trees and who is responsible for cleanup. Sometimes the blockage is a result of a combination of city and private trees. In this case costs are split between the city and the property owner.

Sanitary Main: A blockage can occur in a city sanitary main. If the blockage is not detected in time, sewage from the main can back up into homes and businesses through floor drains. Usually this happens slowly, giving the owner time to call a licensed plumber to assess the damage. If water is entering into your basement at a rapid rate, call the city public works office and report the problem immediately.

Water in Basement: Most basement flooding is not related to the sanitary sewer system. In many cases, soil settles adjacent to the building and, if not corrected, leads to rainwater flowing towards the building and down the outside of the foundation wall. This is particularly true in older buildings, where cracks may have developed in the foundation or floor slab that allow water to enter the basement. The cement floor and basement walls of these structures may have deteriorated to the point that they are no longer waterproof. In these cases, water can show up in a basement that has never had a water problem. This will usually happen after a number of rain storms, when the ground is saturated. Drainage can be improved by making sure that water drains away from the building. Owners may also be able to prevent flooding by water sealing the basement.

Most homeowners may not realize that they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their house or sewer lateral—the pipeline between the city sanitary sewer main, usually located in the street—and the building. The sewer lateral is owned and maintained by the property owner including any part that extends into the street or public right of way. A cracked or deteriorated lateral or one filled with tree roots can allow groundwater to seep into the system, contributing to the problem.

How to Prevent Backups In Your Lateral and in the City Main

Dispose of Grease Properly: Cooking oil should be poured into a heat-resistant container and disposed of properly, after it cools off, not in the drain. Washing grease down the drain with hot water is unsatisfactory. As the grease cools off, it will solidify either in the drain, the property owner's line, or in the main sewer causing the line to constrict and eventually clog.

Dispose of Paper Products Properly: Paper towels, disposable (and cloth) diapers and feminine products can cause a great deal of trouble in the property owner's lateral as well as in the city main. These products do not deteriorate quickly, as bathroom tissue does, so do not put them down the drain or toilet.

Replace Your Line with New Plastic Pipe: One way to prevent tree roots from entering your line is to replace your line and tap with new plastic pipe. If you have continuing problems with tree roots in your lateral, you may have to have the roots cut periodically.

Correct Illegal Plumbing Connections: Do not connect French drains, sump pumps and other flood control systems to your sanitary sewer. It is illegal, and debris and silt will clog your line. Consult a plumber to correct any pre-existing illegal connections. French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.

Install a Backwater Prevention Valve: A backwater valve is a fixture installed into a sewer line, and sometimes into a drain line, in the basement of your home or business to prevent sewer backflows. A properly installed and maintained backwater valve allows sewage to go out, but not to come back in. Property owners are responsible for the installation and maintenance of backwater valves. The cost to install one depends on the type of plumbing in the building and the difficulty of installation. Check with a qualified plumber.

What to Do If You Experience a Sewer Backup

A sewer backup can lead to disease, destruction of your valuables, damage to your house or business, and can even result in electrical malfunctions. Prompt cleanup of affected property can help minimize the inconvenience and prevent mold or further damage. If you experience a sewer backup situation, immediately arrange for the cleanup of your property. This should include:

  • Wet-vacuuming or removal of spillage
  • Mopping floors and wiping walls with soap and disinfectant
  • Flushing out and disinfecting plumbing fixtures
  • Steam cleaning or removing wet carpets or drapes
  • Repairing or removing damaged wallboard or wall covering
  • Cleanup of ductwork

Mold and Your Health

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Areas that are likely to have mold, such as compost piles, cut grass, and wooded areas.

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and ix the water problem.

It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Molds gradually destroy the things they grow on. You can prevent damage to your home and furnishings, save money, and avoid potential health problems by controlling moisture and eliminating mold growth

The Importance of Cleaning Your Gutters

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Summer is here now, and that means there are many projects around the home demanding your attention. One thing that often goes overlooked is your gutters.

Gutter cleaning is an integral part of maintaining your home during this summer. At SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, we know gutter cleaning is probably at the bottom of your list of things you want to think about.

The problem is, many homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they notice a problem, or so much debris has collected the gutter is tearing from the roof. Unfortunately, this is like waiting to lower your cholesterol until you have a heart attack.

Clogged gutters can wreak havoc with the natural drainage of water away from your home. This can result in damage to fascia, soffit, roofing, or even begin leaking into your home. Additionally, water damage can ruin the very foundation of your home – something you NEVER want to happen. 

Securing Professional Flood Restoration For Your Clover Home

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Securing Professional Flood Restoration For Your Clover Home One of the most challenging disasters for Clover South Carolina residents to overcome in their houses is a flood.

Professional Flood Restoration

One of the most challenging disasters for Clover,SC residents to overcome in their houses is a flood. With the speed in which this crisis is upon you to the damage that it can do in such a brief period, it can be overwhelming to contend with all of the effects of a natural disaster like this on your own. Professional restoration services are a good way to get the damage taken care of correctly and far more quickly than you could on your own.

One thing that you should keep in mind about flood damage affecting your Clover South Carolina residence is the likelihood that others in the area have suffered the same effects that you have. While our SERVPRO professionals work to help all the community as efficiently as possible, the faster that you can secure this professional restoration work, the sooner that you can return your home to preloss conditions.

Our team can arrive quickly to begin assessing the damage that the flooding allowed in your house, but also work to lessen the immediate effects of this natural disaster in your home. Mitigation is a significant part of the restoration process, allowing it to be more efficient overall and to help keep your costs to a minimum to get this work done.

SERVPRO technicians lead the industry regarding our extensive training and certifications, allowing us to use the state-of-the-art equipment and practices to thoroughly clean and dry your home once flooding has occurred. Extraction plays one of the biggest roles in the restoration work, as pooling water can negatively affect your residence in several different ways. Drying involves several pieces of our equipment and gets accomplished beyond industry standards to ensure that your house is no longer at risk for compounding damages like mold and microbial growth.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

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.

Storm Damage Cleanup

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Cleanup Ready to help with any size disaster.

The storm season is here. Heavy rains, high winds and flood waters are coming. Make sure you are ready for any size disaster by checking your home or business and making sure doors, windows and the structure does not have any areas where water can come in. If you do suffer from flood damage we are ready to help with the water restoration and cleanup process. Many homes in the Fort Mill, Tega Cay area have water damage claims every year due to bad weather.

If you need emergency water damage cleanup service call us today at 803-324-5780. 

York County Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:

A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

Storm sewer backup

Sanitary sewer backup

Foundation drainage failure

Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today - (803) 324-5780

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques

Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

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

Storms Are Coming!!!

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

If one is, you should always be prepared. Although violent storms can strike anytime, the spring and summer months typically mark an increase in the threat of sudden, severe storms that sometimes include wind, rain, lighting and even hail.

Authorities issue a storm 'watch' when the potential for severe weather exists. A storm 'warning' will be issued when danger from a severe storm is imminent. The following tips will help prepare you to better protect yourself and your property when a storm is on the horizon. 

  • Put a communication plan in place and prepare an emergency supply kit, including a battery-powered NOAA weather radio.
  • Postpone outdoor activities; secure outdoor objects that could become airborne.
  • Don't use corded phones or any appliances that are "plugged in." Use cell or cordless phones instead.
  • Seek shelter in a home, building or hard top automobile. The steel frame of a vehicle (not the rubber ties) can help protect you from a lightning strike if you avoid touching metal or other conductive surfaces. 
  • Avoid windows and doors, don't lie on concrete walls, and stay off of porches.
  • If you are outside when a storm hits, quickly seek shelter in a sturdy building. Avoid small, isolated structures in open areas and steer clear of hilltops, open fields, the beach or a boat on the water. 

After A Storm

  • Avoid storm-damaged areas. Stay away from downed power lines and never try to drive through a flooded roadway.
  • Replenish your emergency supplies and repair property damage promptly, before the next storm strikes.

Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County 24/7 at 803-324-5780.

Swift and Supporting Crime Scene Clean-Up

7/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Offers Empathy and Professionalism in Restoring Homes After Criminal Activity

It is everyone’s worst nightmare -- your happy home in York County turned crime scene, followed by the challenge of managing the cleanup of the aftermath. Restoring a home back to pre-incident condition requires a series of interrelated tasks, many if not all best completed by our professionals because of hazards and the emotional load in response to the crime.
 
When a crime occurs in a residence not only the consequences of the illegal activity but also the efforts of authorities to find and build evidence for the case can damage surfaces, fixtures, and contents of the home. In Rock Hill, expert crime scene cleanup is necessary for the safety of homeowners. Our technicians have the training, the experience, the products, and the equipment to help you and your family recover from the tragedy.
 
Physical damage to surfaces traces to causes as varied as gunshots, vandalism, crime-fighter efforts to subdue a suspect, and many more scenarios. If death or injury occurred, blood and other bodily fluids pool and soak into carpeting and floors and spray onto walls and ceilings. Pepper spray or tear gas can compromise indoor air quality. Dusting for fingerprinting and other evidence collecting techniques leave residues and staining. SERVPRO employees train for these and other issues and know how to match strategies, cleaning products, deodorization methods, and tools to the damage done.
 
Particular care is crucial to avoid exposure to and the spread of blood and other fluid-borne pathogens. The SERVPRO crew on site is familiar with proper personal protective equipment protocols, cleaning up and disposing of hazardous human waste according to local health codes. Thorough cleaning and effective treatment with EPA registered disinfectants follow to ensure the future safety of your home’s inhabitants.
 
SERVPRO also evaluates the need to clear away and replace damaged building materials if deemed unrestorable. Our goal is to restore, but we are sensitive in these stressful situations to the fear you and your family have that even a small reminder of the crime can make it hard to feel comfort and security in your crime-damaged home. Our crew leads, and office staff work with you, the authorities, and your insurance company to achieve your feeling protected and at home again.
 
Should a crime in your home turn your life upside down, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is ready to assist with great skill and compassion. Call (803) 324-5780 to arrange for a speedy inspection and development of a restoration plan for this challenging circumstance.

Fast Water Damage Restoration for a Fort Mill School

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fast Water Damage Restoration for a Fort Mill School Accidents happen quickly in a school environment. If your school suffers a water damage event, contact SERVPRO right away for remediation services.

Team SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Time is of the Essence When Dealing With Water Damage in a School Setting

The schools in the Fort Mill,SC area can often be more prone to water damage incidents than residences are. With so many students and faculty members, a slight mistake can lead to the need for immediate and thorough cleaning. Custodial staff works around the clock for your facilities, but sometimes professional restoration can help you achieve results more quickly than the limited resources of your custodians can offer.

Regardless of how the commercial water damage occurred to your Fort Mill institution, cleaning up the mess efficiently is a top priority. The faster that you can eliminate the water from the affected area, the less damage and added tasks exist for the restoration portion of the project. Our SERVPRO team of qualified technicians can help you clean up the mess and get the area thoroughly dried as promptly as possible.

As a representative for the school, you must keep the facilities in top form for the students and faculty that you employ. With even moderate sized schools, custodians are stretched thin attempting to keep up with the everyday maintenance tasks, general cleaning, and repairs the institution requires.

Not to mention should the water damage incident penetrate into wall cavities or beneath the flooring, traditional cleaning approaches are inadequate to thoroughly dry out the water. Improperly drying up the dampness or persistent moisture can allow for instances of mold growth and mildew to form. These unsavory circumstances can be significant enough to close the school for removal and remediation.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the need for your facility to be fully functional and restored as quickly as possible. That is an assurance that our technicians respond quickly and leave the affected area "Like it never even happened."

School representatives in the area have many threats to the facility such as severe weather systems and potential flooding. A smaller-scale water damage incident inside the building can also get handled by the same professionals you trust to bring you through the worst of disasters. Give our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County team a call anytime at (803) 324-5780.

Storm Preparation for Your Home

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Preparation for Your Home Floods in Fort Mill can cause major damage to homes and buildings.

Storms in Fort Mill,SC can happen abruptly, so it helps to be prepared. There are many steps that can be taken ahead of time to ensure your home is ready for storm season. Don’t wait until flood water is threatening your property to take the necessary precautions.

Outside Checklist

Take a survey of the outside of your home before a storm hits. Here are some of the most common things to look for.

• Roof: Check for any potential leaks so they can be fixed prior to the storm. If there are loose pieces, fasten down as much as you can. Even though most people think of water damage coming from the ground up, it can also come from above, so ensuring that the roof is solid and secure is a great place to start.
• Outside furniture: Review all your objects that dwell outdoors. Anything that isn’t secured already should be put away inside or fastened for stability. Beyond concerns of a flooded building, loose furnishings could also be swept away.
• Gutters: Flood water happens when there is an overflow in a specific area. You will want to clean your gutters and establish that they are attached securely to help the water flow in the appropriate areas. Having clogged gutters can prevent the water from channeling where it shouldn’t go and causing water damage to your home.
• Windows: Just as dams prevent water from flowing in specific areas, boards or storm shutters can be important deterrents for the impending storm. Often wind is a companion to water in strong weather. Barricading doors and windows can help to prevent destruction.

Prior Preparation Is Key

Completing an analysis of the outside of your home will show you where the weak points of entry are for flood water. If there is anything that you are unable to repair or protect on your own, calling a storm damage specialist prior to the inclement weather can help comfort you once it hits. Preparing your house for storms is a beneficial way to prevent a flooded building or water damage. Visit SERVPROrockhillyorkcounty.com for more information on water damage. 

Understanding Black Water

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Understanding Black Water Black water or sewage cleanup service is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

When you have water damage or flooding in your home in Fort Mill,SC it's important to know what type of water you are dealing with to ensure proper and safe restoration. The insurance and restoration industries separate flood water into three categories:

• Category 3: "Black water" is the most dangerous of the categories and must be treated carefully by a knowledgeable expert. This water comes from local flooding, such as from rivers or hurricanes, and also plumbing floods that include sewage. It is contaminated with pathogens including bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Other chemical contaminates may also be in the water.
• Category 2:"Gray water" may have some pathogens and can still cause some health danger. A gray water flood is usually sourced from plumbing breaks with soiled water, like a clothes washer or toilet overflow without feces. Gray water can become a black water problem if exposed to the right temperatures and time.

• Category 1: "Clean water" usually comes from a clean pipe break, like a supply pipe or kitchen sink. This water damage is not harmful to humans unless it is not cleaned right away. Over time, this water would become more dangerous and be reclassified as gray or worse.

Black Water Cleaning

Black water cleaning must be meticulous. Immediate response is critical to prevent the development of mold. Once mold does develop, additional remediation efforts are needed to prevent further contamination and spread of mold in your home. Mold reproduces in just 48 hours and colonies in your water damaged home can quickly get out of control.

Cleanup of this type of water damage should also be done carefully. Protective gear is critical to protect skin, eyes and lungs from exposure. Strong knowledge on what to tear out and remove immediately is important to prevent further contamination and allow for proper drying of the remaining structure. Antimicrobials and disinfectant will be needed to remaining materials. Professional remediation specialists are beneficial in managing category 3 flood remediation due to the nature of the hazard and the importance of timely and effective removal. Visit SERVPROrockhillyorkcounty.com for more information on water damage. 

How To Clean Your Grill in 6 Easy Steps

7/18/2018 (Permalink)

Community How To Clean Your Grill in 6 Easy Steps Have a great and safe summer.

Grilling Tips

You are the grill master of your neighborhood in York County,SC. You make the best hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers on the block. But, are you the best at grill cleaning? Many people do not consider the aftermath left on the grill after the barbeque ends. Follow the six steps below to keep your grill at peak performance all season long:

1. Turn the grill off. For a gas grill, ensure that all knobs are turned off and the propane tank is disconnected.

2. Disassemble the parts. Take the plates and grates off of the grill. Wear gloves to keep your hands clean and protect yourself from any remaining heat.

3. Soak and scrub. Soak the parts from the previous step in a mixture of dish soap and hot water. Scrub the inside walls and the underside of the grill hood. After scrubbing, use a wet paper towel to wipe the areas down. Scrub the grates and rinse with clean water.

4. Take care of the drip pan. Empty, soak and scrub the drip pan. Rinse with fresh water when clean.

5. Reassemble the grill. After the grill cleaning, return the removed parts back to the grill. This includes the drip pan, plates and grates. Reattach the propane tank on a gas grill.

6. Clean the outside. Use soapy water or stainless-steel cleaning wipes to quickly wipe down the exterior of the grill. For grills with a cabinet, wipe down the inside of that as well.

When you master the art of grill cleaning in Fort Mill or the Rock Hill area your food tastes better and your home is safer. With consistent grill maintenance, the risk of a grease fire is significantly reduced. If a fire spreads from the grill and threatens the safety of your home immediately vacate the area and call 911. If the unthinkable happens and the blaze damages your house, contact a fire restoration specialist and your homeowner’s insurance agent as soon as possible.

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

Why You Want to Hire Professionals for Water Damage Mitigation in Fort Mill

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why You Want to Hire Professionals for Water Damage Mitigation in Fort Mill Even the most necessary appliance such as the washing machine can malfunction leaving you with water damage in your home. Contact SERVPRO right away.

Team SERVPRO Arrives on the Water Damaged Scene Quickly to Help Prevent Any Secondary Damages

Water emergencies in Fort Mill often occur without warning. The most common reasons for a water loss include unpredictable events like an appliance breakdown, a cracked pipe, or a few moments of inattention resulting in an overflow. Although the crisis might not come at a convenient time, you cannot put off the cleanup and drying. Our technicians and equipment are always ready to assist.
 
If a homeowner delays water damage mitigation in Fort Mill, permanent harm can come to a dwelling. Water must be removed and residual moisture reduced to normal levels in a matter of hours or a few days, at the latest. Failure to address the situation promptly can result in progressive deterioration of structural components and belongings, and microbial growth and damage can occur if more than 24 to 48 hours pass. Professionals such as our water damage mitigation teams concentrate on getting the water and moisture out fast, and our scalable work crews ensure this happens.
 
Homeowners have jobs, families, and other responsibilities that interfere with the need to react to water damage immediately. The hours and intensity of work needed to complete a water remediation job require a team of individuals. The tasks can be quite technical and require professional-grade equipment not readily available to a layperson. SERVPRO service vehicles have multiple pumps, extractors, air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers onboard. The abundance of proper tools and products, along with the IICRC trained technicians to employ them, make comprehensive water damage mitigation possible on the short deadline required to avoid secondary damage from the water incursion.
 
The professionals on the SERVPRO team have both the hands-on experience, as well as the training in the mitigation industry’s best practices, that gives us the confidence to preserve both structural components and personal possessions. They are ready for the competent contractors you hire to complete restoration and repairs after we stabilize and ready the premises. We work closely with your insurance during all aspects of the project, documenting information that supports successful claims. This reduces the out of pocket expenses you pay to recover from the water loss.

A Severe Storm Can Make Your New Hope Home In Need Of Water Removal Services

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Severe Storm Can Make Your New Hope Home In Need Of Water Removal Services Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Water Removal Services

When a severe storm rolls into town and causes flooding inside of your home, you're going to need water removal services. A window left open can allow hundreds of gallons of water to pour into your basement home gym, endangering the expensive equipment there. Metals that are left exposed to water can rust, and electrical devices can malfunction.

When your Fort Mill home is in urgent need of water removal services, it is fortunate that help is not far. When it comes to water flooding your home, it is best for the longevity of your residence that you call for professional help as soon as possible. The faster our technicians can get into your home and begin the remediation process, the better it is for your gym equipment.

SERVPRO can bring specialized tools to remove the water from your home. Depending on the nature of the water, we can use extractors, wet/dry vacuums, and submersible pumps to remove it. If it is not a significant volume of water, we can merely remove the water and pump it away from your house. However, if the volume is significant, we can bring truck mounted tools to carry the water away from your home.

Once we have extracted the water, we can inspect the structure of your home for any water damage. If any of your electrical gym equipment is shorted out, SERVPRO can send it away to be carefully inspected. If it cannot be fixed, we can help you claim anything that you lost with your insurance company.

Finally, the last thing our experts can do for your home is to make sure that it is up to dryness standards. Our SERVPRO technicians can use tools like dehumidifiers and ventilation fans to create an environment that fosters evaporation. Once your home is returned to an acceptable moisture level, and we have cleaned the space of any grime and dirt, the remediation is complete.

24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Lake Wylie residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Water Damage Restoration in Riverwalk York County

7/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in Riverwalk York County Helping York County residents after a fire or water damage claim.

Floods and Water Removal

Homes experience considerable damage after being exposed to water. Whether it is from putting out a house fire or from a flood, water can wreak havoc on a home instantly. Homeowners should never attempt to restore a home themselves. In fact, homeowners shouldn't even enter their home after it has been exposed to water damage. Homes often lose structural integrity, putting anyone who enters it at risk. If you've experienced water damage of any kind, it is important to contact professionals. A professional restoration team will be able to bring the home back to its former glory by cleaning and repairing it. They'll handle every aspect of the restoration process, ensuring that the job is done efficiently. To better understand why it is imperative to get help from professionals, homeowners should understand the hazards that come from water damage Regent Park.

Mold and Mildew

While most don't realize it, one biggest dangers posed to homeowners after experiencing Rock Hill water damage is mold and mildew. These growths are a form of secondary damage that can be more dangerous than the actual flood or fire. Because homes are closed off from fresh air, the presence of water increases humidity levels. After a flood or fire, homes will become incredibly damp and humid, creating the perfect breeding ground for mold. The warm and moist environment can even cause spores and fungi to grow. 

Professionals use a variety of methods to stop the growth process and eliminate any existing pathogens. They have the knowledge and expertise required to deal with these harmful growths. They'll be able to clear the home of mold and mildew before homeowners have a chance to enter.

The Restoration Process

A professional restoration team can begin the process as soon as possible, often times beginning immediately after a fire or flood. This helps to ensure that any the risk of further damage is reduced. They will begin by removing excess water from the home. They'll use a number of drying techniques to rid the home of moisture as soon as possible. This helps to stunt the growth of mildew. They'll often use heavy equipment to get the job done, such as driers and dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers will remove moisture and heat from the air to further lessen the chances of mold growth. If mold is already present, they can remove it effectively and sanitize the area, making it safe.

In addition to mold and moisture removal, restoration companies work to repair any structural damage that may have occurred. Homes can experience significant structural damage when exposed to water, making the home unlivable. Restoration teams work to secure the home's structural integrity by removing and replacing certain components. To ensure that the home is completely safe for occupancy, they'll often examine the entire home for damage that may be undetectable. In the end, their work will make it safe for homeowners to enter.

Fort Mill Water damage restoration helps homeowners regain their space. It's important for homeowners to get help from professionals immediately after a fire so that their home doesn't experience further damage. In most cases, homeowners can get their insurance company to cover the costs. Depending on the scope of the damage, a restoration company can restore a home quickly and efficiently, allowing homeowners to return in no time without having to risk their personal safety and health. For more information about how water damage restoration can help, homeowners should contact a professional restoration company.

Water Damage Restoration

Basement flooding or storm damage doesn't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We respond to your residential or commercial water removal and cleanup needs. Our fast response time and advanced drying methods help prevent secondary damage and mold. Common causes of water damage are:

  • Flooding caused by severe weather
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Sink, bathtub or toilet overflow
  • Sewage backup

Replacing a Leaky Toilet

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Community Replacing a Leaky Toilet Toilet water damage cleanup for Fort Mill and Rock Hill area.

A leaky Toilet Can Cause A Water Damage Claim

The prospect of replacing a leaking toilet need not strike fear into the heart of a homeowner nor necessarily require calling in a specialist in or near Fort Mill,SC to get the job done right. With a toilet tutorial, a few simple tools and a confident mindset, you can set things right.

Confirming the Need for Replacement

Determine whether toilet repair or replacement is the appropriate response to leakage. If damage to the bowl or tank is not the issue, check the shutoff valve and supply tube. A sweaty bowl can also give the appearance of a leaking toilet. Gently tighten the closet bolts that join the toilet to the floor and recheck for seepage. Rule out the relatively simple fixes.

Mastering the Steps of Installation

A methodical approach makes swapping out an old toilet for a new model a manageable task. Preview these steps and gather the necessary tools.
1. Completely close the shutoff valve.
2. Take the lid off the tank and flush the toilet, holding it down to empty the tank. Soak up any remaining water.
3. Disconnect the water supply tube.
4. Remove the caps from the closet bolts and remove the nuts.
5. Grip the bowl and move it from side to side to break the wax seal. Remove the toilet. Scrape the closet flange in the floor to remove any residue. Inspect the flange and repair or replace it if there is damage.
6. Replace the wax seal and ensure that it is perfectly centered.
7. Install a flexible supply tube in the appropriate length.
8. Apply pipe-joint compound to both ends of the supply tube fittings and tighten one end to the fill-valve shank.
9. Firmly push the toilet into place, compressing the wax seal.
10. Check placement, and then gradually tighten the closet bolts gently to avoid cracks.
11. Attach the water supply tube to the shutoff valve and then open it.

Monitor the fit not only after a few test flushes, but also for a few days afterward, tightening the nuts as needed. Successful completion of these steps will put to rest the inconvenience of a leaking toilet.

For water restoration call 803-324-5780.

5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes Call us now at 803-324-5780 for emergency water damage repair.

A leak anywhere in your home might be barely perceptible until it causes copious amounts of water damage. It’s important to address the issue as soon as you find it to avoid mold, structural issues, and safety concerns. To locate the source of the leak, it helps to know the most likely causes. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York county in Fort Mill,SC, lists the top five events that cause water damage in the home.

The Top Incidents That Cause Water Damage

1. Damaged Appliances

Failing appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines, can leak substantial amounts of water at once. Washing machines might overflow from too much pressure on supply lines, while the pipes of old refrigerators may deteriorate and crack. Thankfully, these leaks are relatively easy to pinpoint.

2. Clogged HVAC Unit

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems require regular maintenance. When your AC pulls humidity from the air, the moisture collects in a drain pan and travels down a condensate line. Sludge, mold, and dirt can clog that line and cause water damage.

3. Plumbing Problems

From running toilets to leaking sinks, plumbing issues can become expensive and cause massive amounts of damage if it’s not handled quickly. Though it may start off small, a sudden burst pipe could be disastrous. Listen to make sure your toilet stops running after each flush and check for moisture around the pipes under your sink periodically.

4. Backed Up Sewers

Home sewage backup and flooding is sometimes unpreventable, as it is often caused by heavy rains, damage from tree roots, and collapsed lines. Sewer line leakage presents a toxic biohazard to your home that will require a professional fix and cleaning job. Never try to treat sewage flooding yourself.

5. A Leaking Roof

By the time you notice a leaky roof, you may already be looking at some extensive water damage in your attic and ceiling. If your ceiling only drips when it’s raining out, your roof is the most likely culprit. Continued leaking can ruin the structural integrity of your attic and ceiling and lead to wood rot, mold, and collapse. Have your roof fixed as soon as you notice the leak and see that the water damage is attended to immediately.

If your home has suffered from a bad leak, the cleanup and restoration specialists at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County can help you recover. Their highly trained staff members will personally come to your home to assess the damage, then offer you the best solution. From simple water extractions to dangerous biohazard cleanup, this local cleaning service can handle any problems caused by water damage.

3 Steps for Cleaning Your Business' Inventory After a Fire

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Steps for Cleaning Your Business' Inventory After a Fire Give SERVPRO a call after commercial fire damage.

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

The aftermath of a fire at your Fort Mill,SC business may leave your inventory, machinery and office furniture with troublesome smoke damage. You may wonder if any of these items are salvageable or if they will need to be replaced. These decisions can be difficult; however, a service that specializes in repairing fire damage and restoration can assist you with the industrial dry cleaning and care of your inventory, and there are a few actions you can take before its technicians arrive.

1. Sort Items for Cleaning

Once your building has been deemed safe to enter by local fire officials, you can start sorting through your inventory and supplies to see what can be salvaged and cleaned. If you own a restaurant, metal items such as pots and pans and utensils can be sterilized with boiling water. Canned foods that have been warped or otherwise affected by heat should be discarded. If you are unsure about whether an item can be salvaged, you can set it aside for content cleaning professionals to inspect.

2. Check for Inventory Damage

If you believe stored inventory has suffered smoke damage, you may be able to recover some losses by having some items professionally cleaned. For example, if you own a clothing boutique and smoke damaged items stored in a back room, your restoration specialists may have dry cleaning processes available that can make these items like new once again.

3. Arrange for Storage Needs

Your building’s inventory, furniture and other items may require storage after a fire to protect them while repairs are made. Make a list of which can be stored easily and which may require considerable space. Your fire restoration technicians may also be able to advise you about content storage.

Dealing with the aftermath of a fire at your Rock Hill,SC business can be challenging. However, working with smoke damage and restoration experts who can assist you with dry cleaning and other services after a fire can help you get your business up and running again as soon as possible. Visit SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for more information on commercial fire damage. 

Dealing with Flood Damage in Fort Mill And Tega Cay

5/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dealing with Flood Damage in Fort Mill And Tega Cay SERVPRO acts quickly to restore your home after flood damage and help get the water out quickly.

SERVPRO Puts You at Ease During the Flood Damage Restoration Process

When a Fort Mill or Tega Cay homeowner finds himself ankle deep in water, he does not want to hear that his restoration service can be there tomorrow. He and his family need someone to arrive as swiftly as possible, begin work, and provide as much education and even comfort, as possible.

Any flood damage to a Tega Cay or Fort Mill home requires an emergency response. At SERVPRO we found, over time, that there are certain tasks to begin immediately once our restoration team puts boots on a customer’s property.

First, they put the homeowner and his family at ease. Once the team has the owner calmed down, everything else goes much easier and quicker. A simple way they do this is to point out everything that is not damaged.

Now, the team educates the homeowner. One of our inspectors points out the tasks the team starts first and provides details on how they accomplish them.

After this quick briefing, the team begins work in the home by protecting the structure and the contents inside from further damage. They close off any openings to the outside by boarding up doors and windows with plywood. If there is damage to the roof from the storm, SERVPRO technicians also use plywood or plastic sheeting to seal it off.

As they accomplish this, other team members remove as much water as possible. Depending on the size of the home, specialists bring in one or more commercial pumps and extraction wands to draw out most of the water; usually in less than a day.

With the bulk of the water gone, our team starts the drying process. Members set-up dehumidifiers to lower the inside humidity and use exhaust fans and air movers to draw out the damp air inside and replace it with warm air that also helps to dry the surfaces of the structure and property items like sofas.

Finally, they do everything to make the environment as comfortable as possible for the homeowner. The situation is difficult enough, and we try not to disrupt his life any further.

Restoring a home after a flood is not easy, but SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County does it quickly and with as little stress to the owner and other residents as possible. If you need us, call today at (803) 324-5780. Our office is here for you.

Hot Water Heater Pipe Burst In The Attic

5/24/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hot Water Heater Pipe Burst In The Attic Ready for any size disaster you may have.

Water Heater Damage Cleanup

A hot water heater in your attic can cause a major water damage. That is what happened to a Rock Hill homeowner. While they were out of town the kitchen ceiling collapsed. The cause was from a frozen pipe on the hot water heater in the attic.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is well equipped to respond to an emergency of this magnitude. We have trained and certified technicians to handle all the aspects of your loss. If you have a water damage to you home or business, do not hesitate to call us 803-324-5780. We are here to help 24/7/365 .

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

For more information about water damage restoration you may visit our water damage page or contact us with any questions you may have. We work with you and your insurance company to make sure that everything it correct and taken care of.

Protecting Your Belongings Before Flood Damage in Rock Hill

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protecting Your Belongings Before Flood Damage in Rock Hill SERVPRO Says Place Electronics High Above a Flood line If Storms Threaten Rock Hill Homes.

SERVPRO Tip--Prepare for Impending Flooding by Protecting Your Possessions

While flood damage in Rock Hill can come suddenly and without much time to prepare, there are some things you can do in advance to help mitigate your financial losses in the disaster. Many valuable belongings in the average American home are very susceptible to water and especially flood damage, but some manageable mindfulness can help to protect these objects from all but the worst disasters. Make use of these protective measures to better survive any future disasters in your home.
 
Make Use of Airtight Bins and High Places
Airtight plastic containers can very effectively protect many smaller objects in your Rock Hill home from flood damage. These containers and bins should be cheap and plentiful at nearby grocery stores, as they are commonly used to seal and store food for extended periods of time. Electronics, jewelry, clothing, and other belongings can be organized, stored, and protected with these bins, especially if they are placed in cabinets or shelves high above where floodwaters usually reach. Big-box home improvement centers offer a wide range of waterproof containers, especially for larger items or amounts.
 
Cover Electronics in Plastic Sheets
If you know a flood may arrive soon, you may be able to protect larger electronics and water-sensitive objects by wrapping them in plastic. While these sheets may offer little protection against physical damage and standing water, they may be able to provide enough resistance to light flooding to save expensive belongings. By keeping the high humidity after water intrusion off these devices can keep chips and microswitches dry. Plastic tarps or sheets are ideal for this purpose, but plastic wrap and tape can also help.
 
Remove Furniture Cushions
While moving furniture before a flood hits may be impossible, you may be able to mitigate damage to couches, chairs, and other objects by removing cushions and pillows. These should be relatively easy to remove and place high above floodwaters. This removal and elevation help to prevent color bleed in the fabric and reduces the risk of mold damage later on.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
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. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Strawberry Festival In Fort Mill

5/4/2018 (Permalink)

Community Strawberry Festival In Fort Mill It's a great time for the whole family.
Celebrate the Sweetest Strawberries in the South

The South Carolina Strawberry Festival is Fort Mill's welcome to spring where you will spend the week enjoying the sweet taste of our homegrown sun-kissed strawberries.

?Join us  in beautiful historic Fort Mill, SC for an exciting week of the sweetest strawberries in the south!

Events include: Festival pageant, golf tournament, pancake breakfast, car show, pig races and more.

For more information about events and times you can go to scstrawberryfestival.com

Admission is FREE

Rock Hill Water Damage Companies

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Rock Hill Water Damage Companies Ready for any size disaster you may have.

Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service

One of the main disasters affecting residential and commercial properties in the USA is water damage. For the Rock Hill area, the most common cause of water damage is severe flooding. SERVPRO specializes in incidences like burst water pipes, flood water, and many other causes.

Any type of water damage encountered in the York County area should be immediately seen to by a professional expert in the Rock Hill water damage restoration industry. At SERVPRO, our team consists of highly trained and experienced staff. Our expert teams go through a proven step by step process for rectifying your problem and getting you back into your property. Our water damage restoration process has been proven effective for many years and results in the fastest turnaround times to get people back into their homes or businesses.

Safety

Safety should not only be a priority for you, but for your restoration company of choice as well. The best Rock Hill water damage professionals understand the importance of safety and the health risks of everyone involved when safety precautions are not taken. Make sure the services provided are thorough. For example, baseboards should be pulled to ensure there is no excess water trapped behind them that could lead to mold growth. Many times, mold is already present during water extraction jobs where the damage happened a few days or more prior. In these cases, your restoration company should be doing everything possible to prevent mold spores from being disrupted and spread further throughout the property.

Reliability

The SERVPRO brand and reputation has been built over years and all our customers have complimented our reliability. At SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, we stand by our reputation as a reliable water damage restoration company by setting clear expectations before jobs are started. We communicate with our clients throughout the entire process, keeping our clients informed, answering questions, addressing concerns, and making good on our promises. Returning you and your property to the state it was immediately prior to the flooding occurring is how we ensure full satisfaction in every possible situation.

Distance from Property

It is important to hire a restoration company that is near in proximity and can arrive on scene quickly whether during an initial emergency call or routine visits throughout the process. Our SERVPRO franchise is physically located in Fort Mill, however, we service the Rock Hill area as well and utilize the many access routes to place us on the scene at your property in a timely fashion.

Professional Certifications

As a registered and fully certified company, SERVPRO is always striving for excellence and improvement in processes to ensure that you always enjoy excellent service with our dedicated response teams. We keep up with the evolution of technologies and processes to make sure that we use the newest resources and techniques available to make your restoration job a full success.

Satisfied Customers

No disaster is a fun situation for our clients. During this highly stressful time, we do our best to ensure a smooth process and meet our clients' goals while maintaining high standards. We pride ourselves on making a water disaster “Like it never even happened”. We keep noise to a minimum and try to respect the need for accessible pathways for employees or residents.

A good practice to keep when searching for a restoration company is looking at their public reviews. Let a company’s past clients paint a picture of what your services with them may look like. There is something to say about a client who’s disaster situation was taken care of so well that they took to an online platform like Google or Yahoo to let the public know about their experience.

If you are in a situation that requires water damage repair company and you want to make sure that your problem is dealt with in the best possible way, then give us a call at 803-324-5780 any time of day no matter how severe the problem is.

3 Reasons Your Commercial Toilet Keeps Flushing

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial 3 Reasons Your Commercial Toilet Keeps Flushing If you need commercial restoration cleanup call us today at 803-324-5780.

Water Damage From Toilet

A malfunctioning toilet in your Rock Hill, South Carolina commercial building can cause a variety of issues, from repeated toilet overflow to increased monthly water bills. One common issue that commercial toilets suffer from is repeated flushing, when water runs into the unit without stopping. There might be several reasons for this problem, and knowing what they are may help you remedy the problem quickly.

1. Dirty Gasket

The gasket within a commercial toilet’s flushing apparatus can become caked with sediment over time. This can be especially common if you live in an area with hard water. Sediment may also affect the gasket’s weep hole and how well the gasket’s suction works. You can remove and clean the gasket and weep hole, which may resolve the continuous flushing.

2. Broken Flapper

Sometimes the flapper, or seal, on the inside of the toilet may become brittle or old. When this happens, the seal can become misaligned and cause the toilet to fill constantly. This constant filling may eventually cause a toilet overflow or a toilet flood, which can cause water damage to your building and require the services of a flood remediation and water cleanup company. The seal is located inside the flush canister, and if it is cracked, you may need to have it replaced.

3. Leaking Toilet Tank

A leaking toilet tank may cause repeated flushing, as the unit will sense it needs to fill due to a water loss. However, you can stop a toilet from leaking with a simple test. Add three drops of red food coloring into the water of the tank and wait about twenty minutes. If the water in the toilet bowl is red when you check it again, this means the toilet tank has a leak and you will need to have it repaired.

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

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications.

Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Fort Mill Saves Your Business's Reputation

4/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Commercial Water Damage Remediation in Fort Mill Saves Your Business's Reputation Leaking pipes and failed plumbing can cause extensive water damage to your business requiring professional commercial water damage restoration.

SERVPRO is Here to Help with Commercial Water Damage

Fort Mill residents rely on local businesses to provide services and goods nearby. Convenience and a sense of community are essential to the success of your company and drive our mission to support your enterprise if water damage threatens its day to day operations. Trained technicians, proven strategies, and efficient equipment are the strength we bring to your disaster.

Retail outlets in Fort Mill can suffer water damage because of aging infrastructure. Small leaks and minor intrusions of moisture progressively damage commercial buildings. Responding immediately and keeping insignificant water leak issues in line is the preferred course, but if water damage goes unnoticed, our crews can still bring your store or shop back to its “Grand Opening” condition.

Years have passed since the incorporation of our town, and some of the buildings can show their age with aging plumbing and decades of water intrusion. SERVPRO specializes in inspecting for hidden water issues so that our restoration efforts are complete. Water is very destructive and can lead to secondary issues such as mold infestations and crumbling building materials if not resolved. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) training our technicians master readies our crews for even tricky water damage restoration projects.

SERVPRO’s goal is to restore rather than demolish and remodel commercial interiors. We also follow protocols that contain the areas affected while you can continue operating your business in unsullied areas of your property. This flexibility ensures that your reputation as a reliable provider of goods and services does not take a hit during a water damage restoration project.

We isolate the source of water causing damage and make arrangements to have plumbing, leaky roofs, or poorly draining gutter systems repaired. Our SERVPRO crew pinpoints areas of standing water or pooled up pockets of moisture behind walls or in recesses. Depending on the depth of the water, we use submersible pumps or extractors to evacuate the moisture. Weighted wands help us pull moisture from saturated carpeting, working toward drying both carpet and padding in place.

Air movers, dehumidifiers, and heaters assist in achieving drying goals. Our crew members are expert in measuring moisture levels in building materials, monitoring the reduction in dampness throughout the drying cycle to meet the goal set. SERVPRO technicians touch up painting and other finishes as final effort to bring your retail space back to its preloss condition.

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your Fort Mill business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

3 Ways a Restoration Company Can Assist You After a Flood

4/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  3 Ways a Restoration Company Can Assist You After a Flood Ready for any size disaster you may have to your home or business.

Emergency Disaster Cleanup

When a flood damages your Dobys Bridge,SC home, the aftermath can be difficult to deal with. Whether a pipe burst in your basement and created a flood or a natural disaster caused water to rush into your home, you may not know where to begin when it comes to cleanup efforts. However, calling in a company that specializes in flood cleanup and restoration can help minimize water damage and return your home to normal.

1. Removal of Black Water

Flooding that occurs when streams or rivers overflow their banks can cause contaminated water to enter your home. Because it can contain dead animals, sewage, and other dangerous material, it is considered black water and therefore dangerous to humans. A flood cleanup company usually has the tools to safely remove this water and can advise you on how to move forward regarding the damage.

2. Mold Remediation

If you experience a water line break in your home and a room becomes flooded, mold may begin to grow quickly once the water is removed. Humid or moist conditions can accelerate this growth. A company that offers mold remediation services can prevent further flooding and use drying techniques that are not available to consumers. Stopping mold before it can spread can be one of the most important steps in preventing it from taking hold in your home.

3. Repairing Water Damage

If a pipe burst in your laundry room and damaged the room's walls, floors and surrounding items, having a flood cleanup company on hand can help you understand what repairs need to take place. Drying interior walls, removing and replacing damaged insulation, and tearing out ruined appliances and plumbing are just a few of the actions a flooding cleanup company may perform after the water is drained from an affected area.

Flooding can damage your York County,SC home in many ways. Whether a pipe burst and caused a flood or it was the result of a natural disaster, calling in water cleanup and restoration specialists can help give you peace of mind that repairs can begin right away.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
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. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Why You Need Cleaning Services When You Face Fire Damage in Catawba South Carolina

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Need Cleaning Services When You Face Fire Damage in Catawba South Carolina When fire damage seems overwhelming, contact the technicians at SERVPRO to help you deal with the damage including insurance claims.

SERVPRO Technicians Deal With ALL Aspects of Damage After a Fire

Even after that fire has been put off, you need restorative services to address fire damage on your property. Restoration is meant to return your structure to its preloss state, and the level of damage usually determines the procedures to use. If you are a resident in Catawba, you have to take all safety concerns seriously before the restoration process can start.
 
Our SERVPRO team advises you to limit movement in your home after a fire damage incident in Catawba so that you do not end up embedding soot particles into your carpets and upholstery. After all, you do not know how safe the structure is, and it is advisable to wait until we do an assessment. We check whether there are cracks in the floors and walls, whether the ceiling tiles are intact, and switch off electrical circuits.
 
If you also need to reduce a fire damage claim's cost, then you have to seek for restoration and cleaning services. By doing that, you can salvage most of your contents and avoid replacing some items and resurfacing specific areas. Our SERVPRO team understands the cleaning elements and principles and chooses the most appropriate procedure, depending on the situation we are addressing.
 
To successfully clean the smoke-damaged items, we trace the source of the fire and then assess how far the smoke particles have moved. We also look at the type of particles when establishing cleaning methods. Different surfaces need different cleaning methods for them to be restorable. We are careful with the process we choose, and after capturing and removing the residues, we have to do the disposal.
 
We know that temperature is so crucial when cleaning items since it increases chemical reactions by making molecules in the cleaning solutions to move faster. It also decreases the surface tension of the cleaning solutions and causes them to penetrate into surfaces. After that, we can then dry your items and wet areas and perform deodorization to prevent the possibility of bacterial and fungi growth.

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

Make No Mistakes When You Face Flood Damage in Lake Wylie South Carolina

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Make No Mistakes When You Face Flood Damage in Lake Wylie South Carolina Don't panic if your home sustains storm damage and flooding. Contact SERVPRO to get them on the path of remediating and restoring the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow a Proven, Efficient Process to Dry Out Your Home After Flooding

Sometimes extreme weather conditions may lead to flood damage, but do not panic when that happens since specific pointers can help you to control the situation. It all starts with knowing whether your building is safe to re-enter and then determining what is salvageable and what is unsalvageable. If you are a Lake Wylie resident, we advise you to work with professionals as you work towards restoring your property to its former state.
 
When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the water damage job site in Lake Wylie, they start by pre-inspecting the property before settling on the restoration actions to take. During a pre-inspection, we identify the source of water in the building; it can be clean water, gray water or black water. If we are dealing with black water - which usually comes from sewage/toilets and contains pathogens - we observe additional precautions when restoring your property.
 
If there is water flowing into the area, we stop or redirect it to a different place. We then examine your items and store the wet ones away from the dry ones. At this point, our SERVPRO technicians can point out the ones that we can remediate, while we discard those that are beyond repair. We then use pumps to remove any standing water.
 
The next step is to dry your contents and rooms. Installing air movers is one of the techniques that our SERVPRO technicians use to reduce the drying time and increase the rate of evaporation. When air movers are running, they push the moisture into the air in the form of vapor. To dry wet wall cavities, we can direct dry air into those places to replace the moisture. With time, the surrounding air might become moist, and there are chances of it condensing and causing possible water damage. To avoid such, we run dehumidifiers that remove the additional moisture.
 
SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is a proven industry leader in water, storm, mold and fire damage restoration.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to you Lake Wylie home or business, day or night.

Fort Mill Commercial Flood Damage Professionals

3/16/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Mill Commercial Flood Damage Professionals Commercial flood cleanup company.

SERVPRO Works to Remediate and Prevent Future Flood Damage

If a storm ever hits town, excessive rains and high-speed winds likely take place. It is a possibility that your Fort Mill building gets affected by the poor weather. If the storm is severe, then flooding likely occurs.

One of the first places water flows during a flood is into the crawl space of your business' building. SERVPRO's commercial flood damage experts in Fort Mill use specialized equipment to remove water from crawl spaces. Many times tight spaces underneath your structure are hard to access and reach with drying equipment.

When water gets into a crawl space, the area often fills up with thick, muddy water. Submersible pumps are efficient at sucking up standing water but sometimes prove difficult when attempting to remove all of the moisture. Once extraction gets completed, structural drying takes place.

Many property managers and owners of businesses store extra supplies underneath the office portion of their shop. When water gets into the storage area of your company, it is essential that we dry the area so that contents do not get negatively affected. If there is convenient access to the area, air movers and dehumidifiers get set up to speed up drying of the floor joists. If the crawl space's access point is too small, then either a section of the sub-floor get removed, or hoses from hot air sources get fed into the tight dwelling.

Some mechanical shops have a problem with crawl spaces filling up with water every time it rains. If you notice water underneath your business every time a storm hits your town, then after we remediate the issue we can install a crawl space encapsulating system. The system contains a submersible pump located in a hole dug in a low spot of the crawl space. The rest of the area is covered with plastic so that the area is not affected by ground moisture and the wooden floor joists do not get affected by the moisture in the crawl space.

The crawl space system is one of the ways that we prevent future issues from happening. If your auto shop's crawlspace ever has an excessive moisture problem, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.

For commercial water damage cleanup and restoration service call us today – (803) 324-5780

Water Removal in Regent Park after a Failed Water Heater

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal in Regent Park after a Failed Water Heater Over time your hot water heater can corrode and eventually cause your home to flood leaving you in need of professional water removal services.

Rely on SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal Services

The water heater in your Regent Park home works very hard, holding and transferring water continually from installation to failure or replacement. Deposits accumulate over time on the bottom of the tank, which corrode the heater elements and tank liner. Water quality, especially water hardness, influences how much sediment is deposited. Wear and tear on the piping and tank is also caused by the moving water. The hotter it is, the higher the fatigue.

Your water heater works harder than any other appliance, and in most cases, they fail gradually. However, if the bottom of the tank corrodes out, you can wind up with a deluge of water and the need for water removal services in your Regent Park home. If your water heater is on an upper level of your home, the damage is even worse. Either way, you need our staff at SERVPRO to help you clean up the mess and dry out your home.

Upon arriving at your home, we carefully pre-inspect every aspect of the damaged areas. Then our next step is to pump out any standing water. Walls and floors are inspected for any water as well.

SERVPRO staff uses moisture meters to find any hidden water in ceilings, walls, carpets, and flooring. Furniture is moved and set on blocks as necessary; then water is extracted from hard surface flooring and carpets. We usually need to detach carpeting and extract water from the pad and floor. The pad is removed from your structure, and in most cases, needs to be discarded.

We check for any mold growth, which we clean if found. The back of the carpet and floor are treated with an appropriate antimicrobial or deodorizer. Carpeting is laid back down, while we extract water again from the surface fibers. Then we apply an antimicrobial or deodorizer to the face fibers if needed.

Drying equipment is placed in your home next, including air movers and dehumidifiers which deliver dry, warm air to the area. These machines are monitored daily to ensure the fastest drying time.

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

24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Regent Park residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Crawl Space Water Damage In Your Baxter Village Home

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crawl Space Water Damage In Your Baxter Village Home When you have a crawl space under your Baxter Village home, water can enter into from various sources.

Water Damage In Your Home

When you have a crawl space under your Baxter Village home, water can enter into from various sources. These include plumbing leaks, groundwater, and heavy rain. While water itself might not cause problems outside of a wet crawl space, moisture which evaporates from that water can cause problems. Mold, wood rot, high electric bills, and mildew are all possible from humidity in your crawl space.

A small crack in your foundation can be the culprit to your crawl space moisture as well. However, no matter what the situation is, you should get it taken care of a soon as you can to avoid additional water damage to your Baxter Village home. Our SERVPRO staff is always standing by to assist you with an emergency like this, and we have the equipment to be able to get into tighter spaces as well.

Since working in water-damaged crawl spaces can be a challenge due to small access doors which makes equipment challenging to pass through, we have to work carefully. Even if the door is large enough to pass equipment through, the space itself can lack adequate room for a dehumidifier to stand upright. We may need to remove insulation to help us work.

SERVPRO staff also checks for electrical hazards which may be present and ensure that electrical circuits going under your home are deactivated. The water in crawl spaces is usually black or gray because of dirt floors, so we also wear appropriate safety equipment.

We can then remove the standing water from the crawl space. Finding the lowest point, we use a submersible pump to get rid of the majority of the water. Once it is removed, we then figure out the best way to dry out the structural parts of your floor. We block off foundation vents unless we can use an open drying system.

If possible, we place dehumidifiers and air movers in the crawl space to finish the drying. We might need to remove a section of the floor or other methods if they do not fit. We also tent the area off to create a smaller drying area.

We can use a flex hose as a duct if our equipment does not fit so air can be moved from dehumidifiers into the crawl space. A piece of light gauge sheet metal can be cut to fit the outlet of the dehumidifier to vent dry air into spaces which are small.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to you Baxter Village home or business, day or night.

River Hills Plantation Fire Damage Specialists

3/9/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage River Hills Plantation Fire Damage Specialists Fire damage cleanup company is ready to help.

Fire Damage

Accidents happen, and sometimes a small fire breaks out inside your River hills home. Even if the fire gets put out quickly, the smoke from the blaze still causes damage. In many fire scenarios, smoke causes more damage to the home than the actual flames do.

Whenever there is a fire in your home, it is important to contact professionals that know how smoke effects a home. SERVPRO's fire damage experts in River Hills are IICRC certified and know about how smoke behaves inside a structure. Knowing how smoke behaves helps our team find all of the places where smoke residues reside.

During a fire smoke and soot particles find different places in your home to settle. Sometimes soot hides in places that are not visible at first sight. SERVPRO's restoration crews know that two factors of smoke behavior deal with temperature. The temperature of the smoke and the temperature of the surrounding surfaces are two main factors that affect where soot settles inside a building.

The temperature of the smoke decides where soot created by it settles inside a dwelling. Hot air always rises above and replaces cold air because it is not as dense. The act of heat transferring through air movement is known as convection. The longer a fire burns, the more the heat wants to move upward inside the structure.

As everyone knows if you are ever in an indoor fire you are supposed to get low to the ground because smoke rises. Soot collects first on the ceiling directly above the fire source. Smoke then moves into other rooms from the tops of doorways.

Another factor that effects where smoke moves inside a home are the temperature of the surrounding surfaces. Due to convection, soot from the smoke firsts sticks to surfaces that have a colder temperature. Sometimes closets have smoke damage on the ceiling because the temperature is lower inside the closet than other places in the house.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

Understanding the Equipment That Professionals Use to Restore Water Damage to Your Winthrop University Area Home

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Understanding the Equipment That Professionals Use to Restore Water Damage to Your Winthrop University Area Home If you need help from a burst water heater call us today.

SERVPRO Provides Top-Notch Gear and Cleaning Products for Cleanup and Restoration After Water Intrusion or Leaks

Water damage restoration can be frustrating and time consuming for a homeowner. Whether the damage is caused by a blocked drain, a busted pipe or any other reason, you often need professional help to tackle it.

When the restoration experts arrive at your water damaged home in Winthrop University area, they can bring quite a few pieces of equipment to get the situation under control as soon as possible. SERVPRO professionals can use this equipment for a range of reasons including removing the stagnant water to eliminating the residual moisture. Let us take a closer look at some of this equipment and what role they play during the restoration process.

Moisture sensing  
Equipment such as Moisture sensors, Moisture meters, and Thermohygrometers are used to detect the level of moisture in your home after a water damage incidence. These devices are crucial for a restoration expert to devise a strategy to get your home in pre-damage conditions in no time. While moisture meters calculate accurate moisture readings, the thermohygrometers can help the SERVPRO experts to determine valuable parameters such as relative humidity, dew point, and vapor pressure.

Extraction  
The equipment in this category is used to extract or remove water from the premises. Extractors are used to eliminate standing water from your property after a water damage incidence. There are different types of extractors depending on the amount of water they can remove. Some are handheld while other are truck mounted as well.

The residual moisture remaining after the stagnant water is removed can be removed using dehumidifiers and air movers. The dehumidifiers can extract water vapor from the air and condense it into liquid water. It speeds up the drying process. The dehumidifiers can be either refrigerant or desiccant. While the earlier ones work on the same principle as an air conditioner, the later use special (silicone) chemicals called desiccants. The chemicals absorb the moisture from the air and absorb it.

Deodorization  
After the standing water and residual moisture has been eliminated, the next step is to deodorize your home. It can be done using the deodorizing equipment. Some of the most commonly used equipment to eliminate odors include thermal foggers and Ultra-Low Volume (ULV) foggers. They are used to distribute chemicals to combat the odor producing molecules in the air.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding or water damage can affect your Winthrop University home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Commercial Building Fire Safety For Fort Mill- Clover- Rock Hill

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Building Fire Safety For Fort Mill- Clover- Rock Hill Need commercial emergency fire cleanup?

Maintaining fire safety in your commercial building is essential to protect your employees and your customers. Proper fire safety also provides a level of protection for your equipment, tools, merchandise and raw materials, records and the building itself. There are four crucial elements to a commercial building fire safety system.

Fire Alarms

Fire alarms are your first line of defense against the potential risks of fires and are perhaps the most critical element of a commercial building fire safety system. When a fire alarm sounds, everyone in your building knows that a potential danger exists and that immediate evacuation is necessary. Even if it turns out to be a false alarm, employees and customers should recognize that the system works to protect them.

Fire alarms should be inspected and maintained at least annually to keep them in proper operating condition. You should also conduct regular tests of the fire alarm system along with fire drills to ensure that your employees understand and can conduct fire safety and evacuation procedures. Contact your local fire safety authorities for information on local, state and federal requirements for fire alarm systems.

Emergency Lights and Exit Signs

During a fire, conditions can be chaotic and confusing. Electrical power to the building will most likely be lost. Smoke can obscure vision and make it difficult to navigate even a highly familiar building. People will be tense and possibly on the verge of panic. Emergency lights and exit signs make it more likely that individuals will be able to see well enough to get out of the building and to a safe area.

Emergency lights are designed to come on when main power supplies are lost. Similarly, lighted exit signs switch to emergency power when they no longer get electricity from the main source. These devices help light up emergency evacuation routes and make it clear where doorways and exits can be found.

These lights and signs should be tested regularly to ensure proper operation. This often involves simply pressing the "test" button to ensure they correctly switch to standby power. A monthly 30-minute minimum function test and an annual 90-minute function test should also be conducted and documented.

Fire Extinguishers

Most fire codes require access to fire extinguishers in a commercial setting. They provide individuals with a means to put out small fires or stop the spread of a larger fire long enough for a safe evacuation of the building.

In general, fire extinguishers should be mounted on walls at distances of less then 75 feet, meaning that no one should have to travel more than 75 feet to get to a fire extinguisher. There should also be extinguishers mounted near exits to ensure easy access and that no one has to go farther into a burning building to find an extinguisher.

Make sure your employees know how to operate a fire extinguisher and that the extinguishers are maintained and inspected regularly.

Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe Systems

In some commercial facilities, a sprinkler system may be used. These systems react to heat and turn on a water sprinkler to suppress or extinguish larger fires.

Sprinkler and standpipe systems will likely require the services of licensed inspectors to ensure they are maintained and are in proper working order. Tests and inspections should include:

  • A monthly check to ensure all control valves are in the proper position.
  • A quarterly test of the system's main drain.
  • An annual inspection by a professional sprinkler system contractor.
  • A five-year reconstruction of the back flow device and internal inspection of the sprinkler pipes.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Flood Damage Mitigation And Restoration Services Available Throughout River Hills Plantation Area

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Mitigation And Restoration Services Available Throughout River Hills Plantation Area River Hills has flooding streets.

Sooner is Better Than Later for Flood Water Removal and Cleanup

Surviving a flood on your property should always be the first step, dealing with what gets left behind can come later. However, cleaning and restoration are often overwhelming for most homeowners to tackle on their own. You need the right tools, equipment, and resources to treat flood damage in your home correctly and be aware of the possible health risks involved in the work.

Floods can be emotionally and physically exhausting. However, as soon as you get word from local authorities about receding water flow and receive an all-clear about returning to your home after a flood, contact a restoration company. Flood damage in your River Hills area home only gets worse the longer you wait, get help documenting the damage and start on your home's recovery right away.

Just remember, never enter your home alone. Have a qualified professional with you that can help you avoid causing further damage and any possible hazards that might exist. Flood waters often drag anything and everything along with it, causing contamination to be a primary concern. Without the proper equipment, you can expose members of your family to biological and chemical waste.  

SERVPRO helps you get debris and damaged household goods out of your home quickly and efficiently. With an expedited debris removal process, items that would otherwise sit on your lawn for weeks, or even months, get hauled away immediately under normal circumstances. It also gives our technicians the room they need to begin work on the inside of your home.

SERVPRO gives you a better chance of restoring furniture, appliances, electronics, and personal belongings caught up in the event. Your refrigerator, washer/dryer, air conditioner, stove, water heater, dishwasher, television, computer, stereo, telephone, lamps, and other household goods may not be as damaged as you might think. Each can benefit from an inspection provided by a qualified professional.
SERVPRO has access to water extraction and drying equipment of all shapes and sizes, which allows us the opportunity to get water out of your home faster than ever before. Infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, air-movers, drying, cleaning, deodorizing and disinfecting after a flood has never been more manageable.

Flooding or Water Damage in River Hills Plantation? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup In Tega Cay After Heavy Rains

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard Tips To Safely Remove Sewage Backup In Tega Cay After Heavy Rains A sewage backup can cause a lot damage to a home or business.

Need A Emergency Sewage Cleanup Company In Tega Cay?

Sewer backup in Tega Cay following heavy rains is not uncommon. This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating. Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important. You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.

Taking Preventative Measures

If you have experienced a sewer backup once, you know it is definitely something that you do not want to happen again. There are a few ways to reduce your risk:

• Install backwater valves on any basement plumbing fixtures
• On the house trap, ensure that all sewer trap plugs fit properly and tightly

Removing Sewage Backup

First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space.

Any items touched by the backup or black water should be thrown away due to the risk of them being contaminated. Then, start cleaning. Use appropriate cleaning solutions, such as bleach and other disinfectants. Go over all surfaces multiple times, using clean sponges or cloths so that you can avoid cross-contaminating cleaned areas. Once clean, make sure to use another fresh towel to thoroughly dry the area. As you are doing this, be careful not to track sewage or other debris to already-cleaned areas.

It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future.

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

Industry Terms for Fire Damages

3/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Industry Terms for Fire Damages We can help you with any size fire damage cleanup.

Industry Terms for Fire Damages

When a Riverview property experiences a fire, a homeowner and commercial property manager will begin to hear a lot of terms they may be unfamiliar with.  Familiarizing yourself with this vocabulary will help facilitate your understanding of what is happening.

Rest assured that if you should ever need our help, our team will walk you through the process of Newport fire cleanup and restoration.

Fire Damage:  This is a general term that says a fire was the cause of loss.

Stabilizing the Structure:  This refers to the need to make a structure safe enough for our technicians to begin cleanup and remediation work.  The fire must be completely put out.  It may also include roof tarping, board-up, temporary fencing, and a security guard.

Roof Tarping:  A thick, weatherproof piece of plastic tarping will be attached to the roof to prevent precipitation from entering the building and causing secondary damage.  

Board-Up:  When pieces of board are placed over damaged windows and doors to prevent precipitation from entering the building and also to deter possible break-ins.

Temporary Fencing:  When a temporary fence is installed around the perimeter of the property or highly damaged areas to prevent possible break-ins and keep the general public away from sensitive areas.

Security Guard:  When a structure cannot be immediately stabilized (for example, it’s raining and it’s not safe to tarp the roof), a 24-hour security guard can be hired to protect the property.

Secondary Damage:  A damage that occurred which did not come from the original source.  For example, in a fire damage, the fire is the primary damage.  Secondary damage may come from the water used during firefighting efforts.

Pre-Loss Condition:  Means to put the property back together the way it was before the fire damage. This is the goal of the insurance company when a fire damage occurs.

Smoke Damage:  When smoke particles have embedded themselves in a material, like a wall, clothing, or piece of furniture.  Smoke damage cannot usually be seen, but it can be smelled.  Cleaning and deodorization should take place.

Soot Damage:  When soot has sullied a material.  Soot is produced by the incomplete burning during the fire.  It is acidic and causes damage to materials when it’s not properly or promptly cleaned.  Cleaning and deodorization should take place.

Demolition:  When a material has experienced permanent damage and cannot be cleaned, it is removed and thrown away.

Containment:  When thick plastic is set up in order to isolate the airspace of a room.  This is done so that deodorization techniques can be more effective or to prevent an unaffected area of a property from becoming contaminated.

Air Scrubber:  A machine that cleans the air.  

HEPA Filter: High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance filter can catch particles as small as 0.3 microns.  This is our filter of choice when using an air scrubber.

Deodorization:  When an item or property is rid of smells caused by the fire damage.

Structural Framing:  The structure of the property, like beams.  If the structure has been damaged, it must be replaced.

Contents:  Anything that is not part of the structure, like furniture.  When affected, contents can either be cleaned on-site or taken back to our cleaning facility.

Textiles:  If you turned the property upside down and everything fell out, the items that fell and did not break are textiles.  These include clothing, shoes, plush animals, etcetera.  When affected, textiles are taken back to our facility for cleaning.

Pack-out / Pack-Back:  When the structure isn’t safe, contents and textiles are moved out of the property and taken to our facilities for cleaning and storage.  They are returned when the property is clean, reconstructed, and safe for inhabitants.  Items may also be delivered to a second location if the owner would like them returned sooner.

Storage:  Items that have been packed-out are stored in our facilities until they can be returned.

HVAC & Duct Work:  Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condition system.  Ducts are the pathways for the cold or warm air to travel around the property.  Many times, the HVAC system needs to be cleaned after a fire damage because smoke has accumulated inside of it.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Preparing Your Doby's Bridge Area Business for Spring Showers and Water Damage

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preparing Your Doby's Bridge Area Business for Spring Showers and Water Damage Doby's Bridge water damage cleanup company.

Water Damage In Doby's Bridge Community

Rain, rain, go away. We all know the months are coming when we will start to think of these words to that childhood song. Rain is necessary to nourish flowers and trees, and that’s great! But sometimes all that water can cause damage to your home or business.

Is your Doby's Bridge business ready? Let’s talk about ways to prepare.

  • Take a look at rain gutters. Clogged gutters will cause rainwater to backup, damaging your roof and walls.
  • Do a roof inspection. Are any shingles loose or damaged? Replace any that could be an issue to protect attic or work space from water damage.
  • Check interior walls and ceilings for signs of water damage; this could be an indication of roof leaks.
  • Trim any trees and bushes next to your Belle Meade business. Be sure to cut back branches that could become waterlogged and break off, damaging property.
  • Ensure that all doors and windows are secure, and that weatherstripping is in good condition.
  • Look for water collecting around the foundation of your Doby's Bridge business, and take steps to redirect it, if needed, to avoid water damage.
  • If your business is located near flooding areas, stockpiling sandbags to protect your property and parking areas would be a good idea.
  • Any erosion on your property will need to be handled before the rains come so that your business won’t suffer from mudslides.
  • Make sure the city drains near your business are clear of debris and earth. Call the Doby's Bridge Public Works Department if you think there may be an issue.

Preparedness in the event of any kind of extreme weather is always a good idea, to protect your business and property from loss and damage. Taking the time to assess your situation and thinking ahead about what may come is a good way to keep your investment secure.

If you need a emergency water damage restoration company for the Doby's Bridge area call 803-324-5780.

Understanding the Different Types of Smoke Residue After Fire Damage to Your Fort Mill Home or Condo

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding the Different Types of Smoke Residue After Fire Damage to Your Fort Mill Home or Condo Smoke Cleanup and Odor Removal Are Crucial to Fire Damage Restoration in Fort Mill and Rock Hill.

Stains and Odors Accompany Fire & Smoke Incidents--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Not all smoke and soot residue after fire damage to your home is the same, and the success of a restoration process depends on the type of the residue. While some type of residue is easier to clean, other can be notoriously difficult to eliminate.

SERVPRO technicians can employ different methods to tackle a different type of smoke residue after a fire incidence to your Fort Mill home. The type of the smoke and soot residue affects the time required for the restoration.

Dry and wet smoke residue  
Almost all fires produce both wet and dry smoke residue in varying proportions. As both of these residues differ in the damage that they can potentially cause, they require different methods of elimination.

Fast burning and fires that have an ample supply of oxygen produce predominantly dry smoke. On the other hand, fires that burn slow and are deprived of oxygen produce predominantly wet smoke residue.

Dry residue is easier to clean, and SERVPRO professionals can restore more material in such cases. Cleaning such residues requires less aggressive procedures and cause lesser secondary damage. That said, as the dry residue is generated by hotter fires, which can cause more damage compared to the colder fires.

The wet smoke residue, on the other hand, is predominantly generated when the fire burns slow and is more difficult to clean. Wet smoke contains a higher proportion of solvent and other liquid components. As fires generating wet smoke burn slower, they have ample time to reach between crevices and enclosed areas. It can be quite challenging to clean the wet smoke residue even if the damage due to the actual fire is minimal. Extreme measures such as stripping and refinishing may be required to clean such residue.

Protein Residue  
Protein residue is a common feature of fires that originate in the kitchens and involve burning poultry, meat or fish. These organic materials produce smoke that is rich in protein residue and has a yellow or amber color. Such smoke can cause discoloration of walls and other exposed surfaces. Another problem with protein residue is the odor, that can linger on for days after the incidence and often requires deodorization. Thermal fogging can follow the path of the odor airborne smoke odors and chemically alter them. This challenge is handled by SERVPRO FST technicians by also setting up ozone machines when the property is vacant of people, pets, and plants, and when not, hydroxyl generators.

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

The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard The Risks of Forgoing a Biohazard Clean Up Crew Biohazard crews are extremely important for restoration work!

Need A Biohazard Cleanup Company?

Biohazard cleanup crews are extensively trained to handle the decontamination process of your Rock Hill home or business in the aftermath of many biohazard situations. Common scenarios that warrant a professional restoration include sewage backups, chemical spills, blood pathogens and methamphetamine labs.

When your property has been exposed to biological and chemical contaminants, your health is at risk. These situations all leave harmful residues behind, including bodily fluids, such as blood, medical waste, and microorganisms that can harbor viruses and toxins. When not handled quickly, these biohazard materials can rapidly spread infection and disease.

These situations should be considered emergencies that are best left to a biohazard cleanup crew. Biohazard materials can be dangerous if handled without proper training, equipment, and protection. Emergency biohazard cleaning services know how to remove these materials effectively while containing the potential spread of sickness.

If you are dealing with a crime scene, this is another reason to leave the job to a biohazard cleanup crew. These professionals are trained to cooperate with law enforcement in the aftermath of a crime. If you attempt to handle the process yourself, you pose the risk of hindering an investigation through cross-contamination or otherwise meddling with evidence.

These professionals also ensure that your Fort Mill property is thoroughly sanitized, even when everything looks clean. Proper sterilization will make your home or business safe again, and biohazard cleanup crews have access to commercial-grade equipment and disinfectants that you wouldn’t. Our emergency service covers Clover, York, Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, River Hills, Lake Wylie and all of York County.                                                                  

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Water Removal and Restoration Services Available Throughout The Doby's Bridge Area

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal and Restoration Services Available Throughout The Doby's Bridge Area Call on SERVPRO when you have standing water in your home for fast removal.

SERVPRO Offers Fully Certified Water Removal Services 24/7, 365

Whether you purchase a brand new home or have something with a little more history, water entering your home can cause a great deal of stress and take a severe toll on your living environment. Humidity, condensation, and water intrusions are all things that every Doby's Bridge homeowner has to face at some point in their lives.

Using professional water removal methods can help prevent a variety of damages in your Doby's Bridge area home. Regardless of the source of the problem you face, a company that provides these services can efficiently assist with protecting essential documents, furniture, appliances, carpeting, and personal items affected by this type of event and help you restore your home to its former glory.

SERVPRO’s fully-certified IICRC water removal and restoration professionals have access to a variety of water removal and drying equipment. Portable hand-held or truck-mounted extractors of various sizes make drying and cleaning carpeting, flooring, and upholstery items more successful and give you a higher chance of significantly reducing possible damages caused by water intrusions in your home.

SERVPRO technicians can put the extractors heater, pump, and vacuum system to use, providing you with both damage mitigation and restorative functions for many contents found in your home. If you have over two inches of standing water, we can put submersible pumps to work, extracting a higher volume, faster and help dispose of any possibly contaminated water the correct way. 

SERVPRO is locally owned, open 24/7, 365, proudly providing water removal, cleaning, and restoration services you can count on to get your home water-free, fast. We can explain our services in detail, keep you informed throughout the removal process and communicate with your insurance company to make the entire situation is as stress-free as possible.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County offers expert water removal and restoration services throughout the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and Baxter Village areas, providing quality solutions to members of our local communities that help make your house feel like a home again. Call us anytime, day or night for qualified help you can trust. (803) 324-5780.

Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Water Damage in Your Rock Hill Office

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why You Need to Respond Quickly to Water Damage in Your Rock Hill Office SERVPRO has the training and expertise to handle your important files and equipment damaged during a water emergency.

SERVPRO Restores Your Business Quickly and Gets Your Doors Open Sooner

Your office building might seem like it is always open and operating, but that might also be a testament to the commitment that you have to the clients you serve and the community around you. When you have an emergency that threatens this same commitment that you uphold to your clients, it is a situation that demands resolution quickly and efficiently. To make matters worse, water emergencies can threaten not only the productivity of the office building itself but also threaten to irreparably damage equipment and sensitive files if it does not get dealt with promptly.

When water damage threatens your Rock Hill facility, you have many concerns that are racing through your mind. Handling each of these concerns for your staff and your clients can keep your hands full enough, so it is easy to hand off the restoration to a qualified professional to oversee getting your building back on its feet.

A water emergency can present itself in several different ways, from the bursting of indoor plumbing to the malfunctions of fire prevention equipment like the sprinkler systems. Both can leave large volumes of water in the affected areas, not to mention requires being physically turned off to prevent water from continuously flowing through the break or separation. By the time that the problem gets noticed, a significant emergency situation could be on your hands.

However, permitting SERVPRO to oversee the restoration needs you have can also easily get attributed to your need to get the office back up and running as quickly as possible. Not only do the clients that you serve depend on your facility being open and accessible to them as they need it, the staff that occupies the building also depends on their weekly hours to support their families and pay the bills that they have.

When a water damage emergency threatens your facility, regardless of the severity of the problem, time is of the essence. With so much riding on the business being open and available, trust the experienced professionals of our SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County team. You can reach us anytime you need us at (803) 324-5780.

Protecting Your Clover Home's Garage From Flood Damage

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protecting Your Clover Home's Garage From Flood Damage Emergency flood damage cleanup service for Clover South Carolina at 803-324-5780.

One of the first areas affected by excess water after a storm is the garage of your Clover area home. Flooding here can lead to significant damages that also prevent you from performing daily activities. However, you can help prevent flooding in your garage by following a few simple tips.

If you find yourself dealing with flood damage of any kind on your Clover area property, call a professional for help eliminating the problem immediately. Remember, taking swift; decisive action can help prevent additional damages, contamination, and corrosion that takes a severe toll on your home over time.

Provide your garage with the proper protection against water intrusion by maintaining weatherstripping or water sealants where necessary. Seals around your garage door, windows, and doors can efficiently prevent minor flooding. However, these seals degrade over time, so maintenance is essential to prevent significant damage to your property.

You can have your home and garage inspected by a qualified professional that understands how water behaves. SERVPRO can help you identify existing problems and give you suggestions about which steps to take to protect your property. Things such as checking your foundation for cracks or additional damage can prevent water from seeping into your home, making unprotected areas less vulnerable during a flood.

Have the drainage around your home maintained regularly. Broken gutters and downspouts play a significant role in protecting your home, as does drainage, backflow valves, and sump pumps. Having the proper drainage installed along your driveway can help lead excess water away from your structure, serving as a second line of defense against flooding.

When flood barriers or sandbags fail, the installation of flood vents allows flood waters to enter and exit your garage unobstructed, preventing water build-up that allows standing water to damage your property and stored belongings. SERVPRO technicians can help you prepare your garage and home against flood damage that might occur in your area.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to you Clover home or business, day or night.

What All Business Owners Should Know About Mold

2/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What All Business Owners Should Know About Mold Need a mold removal or cleanup company in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

If you have recently had flooding in your business, you may worry about the mold growth that follows. Even after the water damage has subsided, the worry continues. With a basic understanding of mold and how it spreads through high humidity, you can feel confident in choosing a mold remediation specialist in Fort Mill South Carolina.

There are a few frequently asked questions about mold:

• What causes it?
• How dangerous is it?
• Can I handle it myself?
• How can I stop it?

If you, like other business owners, have these questions, you can find answers here.

What Causes Mold?

It’s a misconception to think that mold just shows up right after a flood. The truth is that mold is around us almost everywhere we go. However, these spores are usually too small to see and don’t cause trouble.

However, when the humidity level rises above 45 percent in an area, mold can grow and spread. That’s when you get the mold growth with which you may be more familiar. High humidity and water damage are two of the primary ways mold infiltrates a business.

How Dangerous Is It?

There is plenty of debate about the health effects of mold. In addition to any of those, mold can create a foul smell that drives customers away. If left alone long enough, it can even cause structural damage. That’s why it’s better to take care of the problem as soon as you detect mold.

Can You Handle It Yourself?

This problem is better left to the professionals. Much like you would not trust someone less experienced in running your business, you should trust a professional restoration crew in Rock Hill South Carolina to get rid of your mold problem.

How Can You Stop It?

The moment water builds up in your business, it’s time to spring into action. First, call a professional mold growth remediation specialist. Then, make sure to follow any instructions the professional gives while you wait. If the water is safe, you may start cleaning it up. However, you may need to leave black water alone.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Finding the Cause of Flood Damage in Your Rock Hill Home

2/21/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Finding the Cause of Flood Damage in Your Rock Hill Home A small hole in your foundation can cause severe damage during heavy rainfall and flooding.

SERVPRO Remediates Damage and Takes Steps to Prevent Future Damage

You cannot predict the weather, nor can severe weather ever get prevented. With this understanding, you are perpetually at the mercy of the construction of your Rock Hill home’s foundation to prevent water from penetrating through the block and mortar joints and pooling on the floors. While modern homes have several lines of defense to prevent this from happening, older homes in the area were not as well built to withstand years of exterior water pressures. 

A lot of it results from the lack of having a French drain, as is the case with many of the homes built before the 1980s in the area. Before then, there was no real standard in place regarding the installation of these systems even though they have existed for much longer than that. It was at the discretion of the contractor building the house, and in many cases, they saved time and money and left it out entirely. The missing water diversion equipment like this can explain the number of flood damage cases our SERVPRO team sees that affect Knoxville homes. 

With just a small hole or crack in the foundation of your home, you have opened yourself up to a lot of potential problems down the road. Over even a short period, regular water penetration can wear out these vulnerable spots even further, causing them to allow even more water through when there are significant weather events and flooding conditions outside. The ever-present water underground works on these weakened portions of your foundation and continues to the point that even short-lived severe storms can quickly flood your lower level. 

Our SERVPRO team can quickly assess this flooding situation and work through the restoration plan to bring your home back to the way it used to be. While much of this restoration focuses on the removal and extraction of the water using our portable pumps and pump trucks, locating the source of the problem and sealing off these vulnerable areas is equally important. By sealing off these penetration points with hydraulic cement, you can feel more comfortable with the entire restoration process and trust that it is going to last. 

Flood damage might get caused by several different things, but inadequate water diversion implements are a typical one. When you are facing flood damages in your home, trust our experienced professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. We are available anytime by calling (803) 324-5780. 

Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Clover Homes

2/20/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning and Removing Mold Damage in Clover Homes If you need mold removal in Clover South Carolina call us today at 803-324-5780.

Defining SERVPRO's Mold Remediation Process

Every Clover home has mold spores in the air and on many surfaces. These spores are usually inert, meaning they are no more of a threat to home and health than regular house dust. Only when the spores have the right environment of moisture, a food source, and the right temperature, do they expand and grow into a problem.
 
To combat Clover mold damage, SERVPRO has developed a four-step method that is effective in every home. Depending on the amount of mold present, each step in the process may not be necessary, but for most tasks, containment, removal, cleaning and drying are basic requirements.
 
Establishing containment is our first step if there is even a remote chance our actions could spread the mold to unaffected parts of the home. We seal off all entry points, to include doors, windows, and even the heating and air vents with plastic sheeting. Inside this area, we create negative air pressure. It forces the air inside, along with any loose spores, outside of the home. For large, contaminated areas we also establish a decontamination room so we can leave our tools, coveralls, and protective gear inside to prevent spreading mold.
 
Now, we remove the mold from the surfaces. How we do this depends if the items are porous or non-porous. Carpets and fabrics like upholstery are porous, which require more effort than simply wiping them down with a sponge or cloth sprayed with an anti-fungal cleaning agent. SERVPRO technicians have to dispose of property with porous surfaces much more often than the non-porous items.
 
Items with non-porous surfaces include kitchen countertops and non-upholstered furniture. Usually, we can wipe the mold off by hand, but if the layer is very thick, we bring in commercial vacuums with HEPA filters. These are designed specifically to capture mold spores and can lift even a single one off of a surface.
 
Next, we allow any airborne spores to settle. Removal always stirs up the air and dust in the affected area. Once enough time has passed, we wipe down every surface and repeat until the air inside the area tests at normal levels.
 
Our last step is to dry the affected area to prevent new mold growth. We install dehumidifiers to remove moisture from the air and set up air movers to force warm air over any surfaces we previously damped or soaked with cleaning agents.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

How To Take Care of Belongings After a Commercial Fire

2/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How To Take Care of Belongings After a Commercial Fire Fire damage cleanup company for Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie and all of York County.

Who to call for commercial fire damage cleanup?

Dealing with a commercial electrical fire in York County, SC is no business owner’s ideal way to spend an afternoon, but being prepared for the ins and outs of the aftermath can help ease the process. Depending on how extensive the fire is, any number of belongings and structural areas may have been severely damaged. Treating those belongings will be up to the restoration company either you or your insurance company has chosen, but knowing the process can go a long way toward alleviating concerns, as well as helping determine the difference between a reputable and not-so-reputable restoration company.

Content Restoration

A truly professional restoration company will have a “restore” mindset rather than “replace” when it comes to the contents in the affected area, but that’s not to say that all items will be salvageable. A reputable restoration company will do everything in its power to restore salvageable items to their pre-fire condition. Depending on the type of damage, restoration workers will use a number of methods to restore items, including wet, dry, foam, abrasive and immersion cleaning, as well as a spray and wipe method.

Pack-Outs

Sometimes, if an electrical fire affected a large enough area, items will have to be packed out of the room or rooms in order to assess the damage more effectively. Not only does this speed up the remodeling process, but it also protects damaged contents from further damage during the restoration process.

Electronic Cleanup

With an electrical fire, perhaps the items most likely to be unsalvageable are the electronics that started the fire in the first place. This decision varies case by case, however, and it’s important to leave it up to the professionals to assess whether or not an item can be salvaged. When it comes to television or computer cleanup, it’s important to act quickly to prevent further damage. It’s also important that you do not attempt to turn on or operate any electronic device that has been damaged by fire until a restoration professional has inspected or restored it.

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

What You Need to Do After a Home Fire Is Extinguished

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What You Need to Do After a Home Fire Is Extinguished Need a emergency fire damage cleanup company in Lake Wylie? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

Lake Wylie Fire Damage Cleanup Crew

After you’ve escaped your home and had firefighters extinguish the flames, it might feel like your job is done. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. To ensure your home’s getting the proper treatment and fire restoration services it really needs to get back to normal, you’ll need to do just a few things, including:

* Call your insurance company
* Steer clear of your property
* Contact a fire and smoke cleaning crew in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

By taking these steps, you can rest assured you’re getting the maximum amount of help when it comes to getting your home back in livable condition.

Insurance

After emergency services, your insurance company should be your first call. With most plans, fire insurance is included, and it likely covers at least some of the damages to your home. Agents can direct you to cleanup professionals supported by your plan, and help you financially throughout the entire process.

Call in the Professionals

Once you’ve spoken to your insurance agent, it’s time to call in the cleaners. One of the most crucial services these types of pros offer is an emergency board-up, which means they’ll quickly and expertly patch any damaged portions of your roof or siding to keep rainfall from causing even more hardship.

Find Somewhere to Stay

It’s critical to remember that in most cases, you won’t be able to live in your house again until repairs are complete. Therefore, you should find a family member or friend to stay with in the meantime. If none are available, consider finding a hotel to for the time being. It’s always good to make these decisions ahead of time as a part of your fire escape plan.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Lake Wylie residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Getting Professional Restoration Assistance for Fire Damage to Your Fort Mill Home

2/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Getting Professional Restoration Assistance for Fire Damage to Your Fort Mill Home Need emergency fire damage service? Call us today for help.

SERVPRO is Here when Your Home Experiences Fire Damage

When your Fort Mill home falls victim to a fire, you might be overwhelmed with all of the damage that it has done. Even without resounding structural impairment, the lingering effects of both the blaze and the extinguishing efforts require immediate attention to continue to live in your house comfortably. A typical complaint for those that have recently endured similar incidents like this in their own homes is the lingering smoke smell and water damage that resulted from extinguishing efforts.

While the fire damage to your Fort Mill home might seem hard to grasp at first, there is professional restoration help that is only a phone call away. Our SERVPRO team consists of IICRC certified specialists with the tools and expertise to handle even the most serious of disasters. When a lasting foul odor and excessive water damage are left behind after a recent fire in your home, our team is well equipped to combat these effects.

Water damage following fire extinguishing can be challenging to live with, especially if there is standing water still left in the affected areas of your home. When our SERVPRO technicians first arrive, our focus is preventing damages from getting any worse. We do this by boarding up or tarping over any windows that have gotten broken out or present holes in your walls or roof. This coverage prevents further elemental damage while the extraction and drying parts of our restoration process are underway.

Our extraction techniques involve using truck mounted pumps, portable submersible pumps, and wet vacs. The combined efforts of all of this equipment successfully pull up standing water and allow for the drying portion of the process to get started. Drying typically gets accomplished using air movers directed at lasting moisture in the floors and walls of the affected area.

Deodorization is part of our restoration process to handle the lingering smoke smell that can also be hard to manage. We utilize some different tools such as foggers and ozone machines to affect the noxious smell at a molecular level. Our odorless chemical compounds react with foul odor molecules and nullify them entirely.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

What To Do If Your Commercial Water Supply Line Bursts

2/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What To Do If Your Commercial Water Supply Line Bursts Large loss cleanup team.

York County South Carolina Commercial Emergency Restoration Service

The water supply line to your commercial property is vital for ensuring you have a clean business that your customers will want to visit. Unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen. If your water supply line bursts, you could find yourself with a large mess to take care of. Use these tips to help you get through the pipe burst cleanup process.

Shut Off the Water Supply

The first thing you need to do when you notice a burst pipe is to shut off the water supply. This may be found in several areas:

• Near the sink

• Behind the toilet

• In a basement or utility space

• At the main valve near your water meter

Clamp the Pipe Shut

Next, you’ll need to close off the burst in the pipe. Do this by applying a repair clamp to the area. While each package will have its own instructions, the process typically includes adding a rubber sleeve to the leak and then bolting a clamp over the sleeve. If you do not have a repair kit, you can use rubber from an inner tube or similar item with an adjustable hose clamp. This is only a temporary fix, so be sure to call a professional plumber as soon as you clamp the pipe to stop supply line leaking.

Need a Fort Mill commercial water damage restoration company?

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services

We are available 24 hours a day to get your Fort Mill business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold remediation.

There Is Hope After a Water Damage Disaster in Lake Wylie

1/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage There Is Hope After a Water Damage Disaster in Lake Wylie Lake Wylie water damage cleanup.

SERVPRO's Quick Response and Remediation Efforts Are Key to a Great Outcome

Water damage can result in significant losses and inconvenience, primarily if you fail to handle when the situation as soon as possible. As a Lake Wylie resident, you should ensure that you can contact a professional organization that specializes in water removal and restoration activities.
 
In case you experience any incidence of water damage in the Clover area, you can always rely on the services of SERVPRO. Our highly competent technicians can respond swiftly to the situation thus mitigating the damages that you might suffer. We aim to ensure that your home is fully restored to enable you to get back to your daily life.
 
SERVPRO follows a strict protocol while handling water damage cases. First and foremost, we can safely remove and store all the furniture, electronics, carpet and other items that could be present in your home. We can then identify the type of water since the removal approach depends on the nature of the water. Our company can classify the water as category 1, 2 and 3 which refers to clean, gray and black water respectively. We can then pump out the water, and this exercise is an essential exercise since it enables us to get rid of most of the water.
 
To ensure that your property is moisture free; our SERVPRO technicians can also employ the use of air movers that facilitate drying and free-flow of air. Excess humidity is another aspect that we are adequately equipped to handle, and we do this by using the dehumidifiers. Most often than not, we encounter situations that require us to dry other household items such as furniture, photos, and paintings. To hasten the drying process, we can use specialized dryers for drying various household items, and this is vital in restoring your house to its original state.

Looking for a water damage cleanup and restoration company in Lake Wylie?

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

5 Reasons for Toilet Overflow In Fort Mill

1/29/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 5 Reasons for Toilet Overflow In Fort Mill Toilet overflow cleanup company in Fort Mill, SC.

A toilet overflow and sewer damage in a commercial building in Fort Mill South Carolina is everything else but fun. It gets even worse if it’s a recurring problem that you have no explanation for. If you have a flooded toilet, it’s best to reach out to a sewage company that specializes in commercial restoration soonest so your business can get back to normal. Here are five situations that can cause a toilet to overflow.


1. Clogged Drain Line


This is probably the most common reason for toilet overflow, and it is oftentimes associated with the line that connects the toilet to the main exterior line. However, it’s also possible that other lines are responsible for this. That’s why it’s recommended to have an expert assess the situation.


2. Sewer Issue


A flooded toilet can also be related to the sewer lines. It’s not unheard of that lines that run from the building to the main sewer line get clogged with foreign materials and objects. Even tree roots can block or damage pipes.


3. Septic Issues


Is your commercial property on a septic system? In this case, the tank can be full or unable to absorb any more water, which can lead to sewer damage.


4. Low-Flow Toilet


Chances are your toilets see a lot of usage and they might not be able to handle what they are being asked to do. Especially older low-flow toilets are known to be troublesome as they are not as strong and durable as their modern counterparts. You might not be able to control what type of non-flushable items or the amount of toilet paper people are trying to flush.


5. Blocked Trap


The trap between the base or bowl of the toilet and the drain pipe can get clogged up with foreign objects and even too much toilet paper. This can cause a water backup.

These are some of the most common reasons for toilet overflow. A sewage company can find the issue and clean up the sewer damage in your commercial building.

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

Snow Coming to York County South Carolina?

1/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Snow Coming to York County South Carolina? York County restoration company.

Snow may be coming to the Fort Mill Rock Hill area tonight or Wednesday. They are not quite sure how much or if any will stick to the ground but if it does be careful out there on the roads. Along with the possible snow will be cold temperatures as well which may cause more frozen pipes. We have already seen a large increase of burst pipes and water damage claims this year over last. If you suffer from a flood call us today for help at 803-324-5780.

Fire Damage in Your Fort Mill Commercial Building

1/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Fire Damage in Your Fort Mill Commercial Building Emergency commercial fire cleanup company for the Fort Mill area.

York County Commercial Fire Restoration Company

Nothing can be more devastating than a fire occurring in a business. Whether it’s an office building, a warehouse, an industrial facility, or a data center; a fire can lead to smoke damage, fire damage, and downtime.

If you do experience a fire to your Fort Mill business, then you want to call the fire remediation experts at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County immediately. They will be able to clean up the fire and smoke damage and make it like it never happened.

Top Causes of Commercial Building Fires

To reduce the risk of fire in your Fort Mill commercial workspace, it’s important to know the top causes of fires and take the appropriate steps to reduce the risk. Below we cover the top causes of fire in commercial and office spaces.

Electrical Fires

Electrical fires are common in office spaces, data centers, and server rooms where faulty electrical equipment, frayed wires, and overloaded plugs can easily cause fires. Hot running equipment like computers and heavy industrial equipment can also easily cause a fire by running too hot.

To prevent electrical fires, you can take several preventive steps. One step is not to overload electrical sockets. While an overloaded power socket could trip your breaker and cut off the power, it could also cause sparks that could catch papers or carpet or other combustible materials on fire.

If you use an extension cord, be sure to check it for any frays or damage. Never use a damaged extension cord as it can cause a short and start a fire. If you are using equipment that can get very hot, make sure they are well ventilated and that they aren’t dusty or dirty. Dust is highly combustible and can easily start a fire if a spark occurs in your equipment.

Flammable & Combustible Materials

Many Fort Mill businesses use flammable liquids and materials in their commercial spaces. It’s important to always store any flammable liquids in their proper storage containers. It’s even more important to make sure they are completely sealed as the vapors are what usually cause a fire.

If flammable liquids and materials aren’t sealed, vapors can build up in the space where they are stored. If a spark from turning on a light or from static occurs, this could not only cause a fire but an explosion.

Train your staff on how to properly store, use, and dispose of any flammable liquids and/or materials. If flammable liquids are spilled, make sure you properly clean them up as well as ventilated the space where they were spilled. Remember that it’s the vapors that are most dangerous.

Human Error

We all make mistakes, unfortunately, some mistakes can cause fires. Improper use of equipment, spilled liquids on electrical equipment, forgetting to turn off heat generating equipment, and mishandling flammable liquids are just a few ways that mistakes by your staff can lead to fires.

While mistakes will be made, you can reduce common ones by training your employees on the dangers of fire in the workplace. Common practices like never leaving food cooking in the microwave or on the stove unattended. Unplugging space heaters before leaving the office. Not placing drinks where they could spill on electronics. And if a fire should occur, it’s important to educate your employees on what to do.

General Negligence

Negligence isn’t the same as human error. Negligence in the workplace is not following proper safety procedures. Negligence can occur throughout your Fort Mill business. Improperly storing and sealing flammable liquids can cause a fire. Storing papers and flammable materials too close to heat generating equipment can cause a fire. Blocking ventilation of electronic equipment like computers can cause them to overheat and start a fire. Not properly disposing of cigarette butts can quickly lead to a fire.

Reducing the chances of fire caused by general negligence, and an understanding of potential risks, teaching your staff to work according to safety procedures can help. If you don’t have standard operating procedures for your work, you may want to create some. Standard operating procedures can include ways to reduce the risks and how to avoid them.

Arson

The last common cause of business fires is arson. While it may seem like arson from vandals seems unpreventable, you can take steps to reduce the chance of it occurring. Make sure your business is properly lit at night to discourage vandals from approaching your business.

If you have areas of the business that are hidden by bushes or trees, you may want to consider trimming them back. Surveillance cameras in areas that have little traffic can help keep trouble at bay.

Commercial Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Sudden Flood Damage Incidents To Your Clover Home

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sudden Flood Damage Incidents To Your Clover Home Clover emergency water damage cleanup company is ready to help.

Foundations Can Suffer from Broken Water Lines Needing Fast Help from SERVPRO

Main lines are a critical component of a water distribution system. When a line breaks or ruptures near your Clover home, the highly pressurized water contained in the pipe finds the path of least resistance to the surface and erupt violently. Until utility workers can shut the portion of the line down for repairs, thousands of gallons of water can flow from the ground and onto your neighboring property.
 
As unfortunate as this occurrence might be, it gets worse when your foundation is not built to prevent water penetration from this sudden flooding event adequately. Even once the water line has been successfully shut down, and the crew is working to repair it, you get left with a substantial amount of water pooling in your lower levels. This flood damage to your Clover home might seem overwhelming, but you do not have to go about it alone. This is not a simple water removal event, but more like a catastrophic natural weather circumstance.
 
Our experienced SERVPRO professionals work quickly to ensure that the present water is not allowed to get any worse. If water is still accessing your home, our priority is to first close off the points of entry temporarily with hydraulic cement. The sealing allows our team to resume water extraction efforts and drying to remove potential threats for more extensive damages. We may require partnering with other companies to mitigate on-going water intrusion adequately.
 
The extraction process in these cases likely involves a pump truck from our fleet, as this is the most efficient means of removing high volumes of water. Given that even with a fast response time to the main line break, valves are not able to be instantaneously shut off, meaning that you are contending with substantial water in your basement level.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians thoroughly dry the area using air movers and other equipment to prevent the possibility of mold growth. Once the initial damage gets restored in the basement, infrared cameras are used to determine if water damage exists out of the line of sight. The inspection ensures that no damage might have missed our initial inspection, and offers you peace of mind that the issues have gotten resolved completely.
 
While flood damage to your Clover home might not always happen as you might expect, there is always someone that can help you to clean up the mess.

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

Mitigation Of Flood Damaged Personal Belongings In Your Fort Mill Apartment

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Mitigation Of Flood Damaged Personal Belongings In Your Fort Mill Apartment Emergency flooding cleanup service for Fort Mill residents. 803-324-5780.

Mitigation Of Flood Damaged Personal Belongings

Professional restoration services work with homeowners, business owners, government agencies, and insurance adjusters on a daily basis. In Fort Mill, we also work with people who rent their dwelling. When damaging events happen to their home or apartment, their personal belongings can also suffer harm.

Fort Mill residents can benefit from similar flood damage restoration services, just like property owners benefit. We can perform the cleaning and restorations on-site or at our facility. If your landlord also hires us to mitigate the flood damage to your home, we can still provide you with the timely service you deserve. We train our employees to work well in a team and also to diversify their job duties. Our goal is to make everything “Like it never even happened.” for all our customers.

In addition to their customer care training, our employees also engage in training, receiving certifications from the IICRC. We understand the science behind preventing mold and mildew, and their stains, throughout your home. Flood damage creates more problems than just mold and mildew risks. Removing your belongings from the flooded areas of your home can help save them from further harm.

We also serve our customers by packing up non-damaged belongings and household items. As we do this, we list each box's inventory to streamline insurance claims and to ensure each box finds its way back to its original location in your home upon completion of the job.

Concerning your belongings suffering from the flood event, we clean these of any contaminants and promptly return them to their preloss condition. What we may have been unable to restore in the past is now possible because of significant developments in restoration science. Staining can still pose a difficult challenge, but some stains release their grip on fibers more readily than other stains. Chemical agents help us in our work.

Some chemicals come in the form of hydroxyl gas, which can help eliminate solid substances that can pose problems for many clothing items. We have found that restoration after flooding saves money, time, and aggravation, helping residents recover quickly because they need to replace fewer garments.

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

Frozen Pipe Cleanup Company

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipe Cleanup Company Cold weather is coming to York County.

Burst Pipes May Cause Major Damage

Frozen pipes are coming to town. The cold weather is coming to the Fort Mill Rock Hill area starting this week. Temperatures are going to be dropping quickly at night. That means if you have any unprotected water lines that they may freeze and cause damage. When water lines freeze they expand and cause breaks or cracks that will start a slow leak or may just burst. At that point water gets all over your home or business causing a possible water damage claim. If this happens to you call our office today for emergency water damage cleanup service at 803-324-5780. Our water extraction team will help you with the cleanup process.

Commercial Water Damage In York County

12/26/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage In York County Commercial cleanup service for the Fort Mill, Rock Hill and all of York county area.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup Company

Commercial water damage surprises York County business owners every time it happens. Everyone knows that the sprinkler system is there to stop fire damage, but no one understands the damage that happens when it engages. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the experience, training, and equipment to restore an office or a kitchen back to their original state.

Sprinklers soak everything, that is what they are supposed to do to prevent the spread of fire. Paper products, like documents, cardboard storage boxes, and books quickly turn to a pulpy mush and must be thrown out. If the final condition is not an issue and the business owner needs to keep original contracts, we can preserve the legibility of our technicians can get them spread out on a dry surface. We use air movers to blow warm, dry air over the paper gently and while we cannot return the items to their original condition or look, we can preserve the image in many cases.

The item that usually catches the most damage next is the carpet. SERVPRO technicians use extraction wands to draw out water without damaging the nape of the carpet. If there is a carpet pad, we remove and dispose of it. Pads quickly deteriorate when they become wet, and they are cheaper to replace rather than attempt to restore. Once we remove the water, crew members use the air movers again to force warm, dry air across the surface to dry it out while preventing further damage.

In a commercial kitchen, sprinklers do not usually cause much damage to the equipment. Here, our technicians concentrate on removing water from inside equipment like fryers to safely use them again. They also dry out behind and under everything to prevent mold growth and to make the room safe to walk in again.

To accomplish this, we set up fans at exits to blow the damp air out of the kitchen as we use long-handled squeegees to push water across the floor and out of the building. Once we have the majority of the water out, we set up air movers to finish drying the floors so we can return the kitchen to the owner as soon and safely as possible.

Restoring businesses to a safe, dry condition is not something you can do with a mop and a water-vac. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County and almost three decades of experience in helping owners reopen their doors. If you have a question about what SERVPRO can do for your business; call us today at 803-324-5780.

Dealing With Fire Damage and Water Damage In Tega Cay

12/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dealing With Fire Damage and Water Damage In Tega Cay Emergency fire and water damage service for Tega Cay.

Dealing With Fire Damage and Water Damage

This may come as a surprise to you, but fire damage may not be your biggest concern when a fire strikes your Tega Cay South Carolina home. In order to put the fire out, your local fire company uses a lot of water. While this sounds like a great idea at the time, all that water can cause damage to areas of your home not affected by the fire directly. This is why it’s important to examine all areas of your home after a fire for damage, even those places where the fire didn’t reach.

Unexpected Water Damage

The amount of water a fire department uses to put out your house fire can easily exceed one thousand gallons. That’s a lot of water for the structure of your house and your belongings to absorb in a short amount of time. In addition, if the fire is hot enough, some of that water gets converted to steam, which can penetrate areas the liquid water may not be able to reach. This is why your home can suffer significant water damage in addition to fire damage when a fire occurs.

Damage From Fire Hoses

Firefighters have one goal when they arrive at your house fire: to put out the fire as quickly as possible. To do this, they use powerful hoses to deliver the water into your home. While a fire hose is an efficient way to deliver a huge amount of water to a confined area in a short period of time, they can also cause damage to your home when dragged through rooms.

Fire damage isn’t the main problem you deal with after a fire at your Tega Cay home. Unfortunately, you may discover that smoke and water damage are also serious problems that need resolving in the fire’s aftermath. Fortunately, there exist fire restoration professionals who can help you recover your home and restore it to its former glory.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

We know that fire damage can happen any time, so we’re ready to respond 24 hours, 7 days a week—including holidays. We provide immediate emergency fire services for Tega Cay homes or businesses, day or night.

Fort Mill Fire Damage Crisis Recovery

12/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fort Mill Fire Damage Crisis Recovery Fires can quickly engulf your living space. Contact SERVPRO after fire damage for a quick assessment and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Technicians Focus On Remediation and Restoration After a Fire in Your Home

Home fires occur much more frequently in Fort Mill than one might expect given that most do not make the news. Many are quickly extinguished, and families are not displaced for long or at all as restoration efforts go forward. Although you are far from alone in recovering from a home fire, you can be among the most satisfied with the process if you choose a reputable recovery firm. 

 
If your dwelling’s fire damage in Fort Mill is typical, a blaze first breaks out in your kitchen. A pot boils dry, or a deep fryer overflows, engulfing your kitchen in flames. Quick work with a fire extinguisher may put out the fire itself, but now you confront the aftermath of sticky soot, smoke, and a smell that persists. If the fire strikes while your HVAC system is engaged, you can feel as though you will never move past the lingering effects unless you engage our comprehensive fire damage restoration services.
 
After the local fire officials give you the go-ahead, invite SERVPRO to partner with you to complete the tasks necessary to return your house to preloss condition. We send a seasoned project manager to assess the condition of your home and create an efficient recovery plan. Fire damage restoration includes, at a minimum, deep cleaning, debris disposal, and a deodorization evaluation.
 
If water was used to extinguish the flames, you also have a water damage issue on your hands. It comes as a surprise, but the water damage, if any, must be remediated before the SERVPRO crew focuses its attention on charring, soot, and smoke. Water increases the threat of slipping and falling during fire damage recovery efforts. Plus, water causes significant and permanent deterioration and damage if left waiting for a solution. Mold can grow within just a couple of days, fueled by damp gypsum board, waterlogged floors, and hidden pockets of moisture collecting between walls and over ceilings.
 
SERVPRO crews are familiar with both water and fire damage restoration, so we do not miss a beat, dealing with the water before the fire issues. Then we match cleaning products and methods to the fire residues remaining. Light ash and dry soot vacuum and dry sponge up well. Sticker grease fire coatings may need solvents and abrasive tools to dislodge. An inspection of your HVAC system reveals whether it also needs a cleaning, although at the least a complete change of filters is wise after the fire damage cleanup is completed to prevent depositing residual soot.

Prepare your home in the Fort Mill Rock Hill area

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Prepare your home in the Fort Mill Rock Hill area Winter is coming.

Some tips to brace your home for a winter storm:

  • Clean out the gutters, disconnect and drain all outside hoses. If possible, shut off outside water valves.
  • Insulate walls and attics, and caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Repair roof leaks and remove tree branches that could get weighed down with ice or snow and fall on your house – or your neighbor's. (Avoid liability for the latter.)
  • Wrap water pipes in your basement or crawl spaces with insulation sleeves to slow heat transfer.
  • Consider an insulated blanket for your hot water heater.
  • If you have a fireplace, keep the flue closed when you're not using it.
  • Have a contractor check your roof to see if it would sustain the weight of a heavy snowfall.
  • Make sure your furniture isn't blocking your home’s heating vents.
  • During cold spells, keep cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes, particularly those in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets connected to pipes that run through unheated or unprotected spaces.
  • If your house will be unattended during cold periods, consider draining the water system.
  • Avoid ice dams – where water from melted snow refreezes in the gutters and seeps in under the roof, soaking interior walls. Here’s how:
    • Ventilate your attic.
    • Insulate the attic floor well to minimize the amount of heat rising through the attic from within the house.
    • Consider having a water-repellent membrane installed under your roof covering.

Stay safe this holiday season from us here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.

What Can Warrant Water Removal In Baxter Village Fort Mill Homes

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Can Warrant Water Removal In Baxter Village Fort Mill Homes Baxter Village emergency water damage service.

What Can Warrant Water Removal

Water removal is a significant procedure that should not be necessary except under the most stressful scenarios. However, disasters do happen, and there are multiple potential causes for severe flooding or water damage in your home. Understanding and preparing for what may warrant professional water removal from your Baxter Village home is important so that you can respond appropriately when things go wrong. In the event of any of these catastrophes, be sure to contact SERVPRO so that we can recommend a treatment and restoration plan.

Water Line Bursts
Whether through an accident, aging materials, or anything else, a rupture in your home's water main is almost certain to require some substantial amount of water removal in Baxter Village. Water mains transfer and process most or all of the water in a home, and when ruptured, their pressurized interiors can flood the entire home to a measurable depth. Call SERVPRO as quickly as possible if a water line bursts so that we can stop the damage and set to work extracting water.

Storm Flooding
Floods that result from storms and excessive rainfall rarely leave light damage in their wake. If a flood hits your home from the outside, it should require some of our most intensive efforts to completely remove water and prevent damage. Otherwise, standing water and excess moisture have the potential to cause even more damage with time.

Overflowing Or Busted Appliances
Dishwashers, sinks, water heaters, bathtubs, and any other water-centric appliances in your home may sometimes overflow or malfunction, flooding or soaking your home with water or water-based mixtures. We certify and train our technicians to repair and handle all sorts of modern home appliances. If anything in your home breaks and has the potential to cause water damage, call us right away so that we can stop the leak and begin damage mitigation efforts.

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. We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Water Removal Following Fire Damage To Your Tega Cay Home

12/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Water Removal Following Fire Damage To Your Tega Cay Home Need emergency fire damage cleanup service in Tega Cay? Call 803-324-5780.

Water Removal Following Fire Damage

There is nothing quite as devastating as a fire breaking out in your Tega Cay home, regardless of its size. Once the fire extinguishing completes, restoration efforts are in full swing. While this might typically involve putting scrubbing machines and detergents to your walls and flooring to get rid of the soot lingering behind, even this step cannot come before the removal of the water that was needed to put out the blaze.

Our SERVPRO technicians are well equipped and experienced with crossover restoration projects like water removal on top of fire damage to your Tega Cay residence. Depending on the size of the fire that needed extinguished, you could find moderate flooding in profoundly affected areas of your home. To prevent further losses from this current disaster, time is of the essence to get restoration efforts underway.

From the moment that you call us at SERVPRO, we are already piecing together a plan to help you bring back your home from the damages you sustained. Our emergency response team can be there quickly to begin assessing the problems and walking you through what it takes to fix it completely. Water removal is one of the first concentrated efforts from the team to mitigate any damages that extinguishing might currently be causing.

Our professional staff begins by setting up our portable pumps and wet vac systems to rid the area of standing water. Once all of the noticeable water is gone, drying fans are then used to eliminate any lingering wetness and moisture in structural components, flooring, and furniture. Since excessive moisture left unchecked can result in the formation of mold colonies, the final aspect of water removal is often running a dehumidifier for an extended period. Dehumidification can pull the remaining moisture out of the air and away from hungry mold spores looking for the proper conditions to thrive.

Fires can create a great deal of damage to your home, regardless of their size. When extinguishing efforts have left you with a considerable mess, call us at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. We are available anytime at 803-324-5780.

Holiday Fire Tips for Fort Mill

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

The holidays offer many opportunities for family and friends to gather, but they also come with an increased fire risk. With a little extra attention and care, you can help your family have a happy and safe holiday season.

Cooking

The holidays don’t feel like the holidays without delicious food. While cooking always presents potential fire hazards, home cooking fires always spike up around the holiday season.

When you have lots of cooks in the kitchen, it’s easy for things to get messy and confusing. However, a cluttered, chaotic kitchen is a hazardous kitchen. Make sure to keep flammable objects, like towels, packaging, and potholders, away from the stove. Communicate with everyone in the kitchen so you don’t leave the stovetop or oven on when it’s not in use. Wipe up spills quickly, and don’t let grease pile up around a burner.

If a deep-fried turkey is on the menu, make sure you fry it on a flat surface outside at least 10 feet away from the house.

Holiday Lights

While holiday lights can add a fun ambience to your home, it’s important to decorate safely. When you first open a package of new lights or crack open a box of previously-loved strands, take time to inspect each strand. If you find frayed or cracked wires or any broken sockets, return them or throw them away.

Don’t put more strands of lights on your tree than the packaging recommends. Overloading trees (and outlets) are a common cause of holiday fires. Unplug your holiday lights (and tree, if applicable) before you go to bed or leave the house.

If you want to hang lights outside, don’t use nails or staples as they can damage the wiring. Invest in quality hooks or hangers. Once the holidays are over, take down all outside lights. Small animals, like squirrels, may start chewing on the wires if you leave them up all year.

Menorahs

If your family uses menorahs for Hanukkah, you could consider using an electric one to cut down on fire hazards. If you prefer traditional candles, just be careful.

Keep the menorah at least three feet away from flammable items, and make sure you place a non-flammable surface, like an aluminum foil-lined tray, underneath the menorah to catch the melting wax.

Christmas Trees

Setting up the Christmas tree can mark the beginning of the Christmas holiday for many families. Unfortunately, if they are not properly set up and taken care of, they pose a large fire risk.

Keep the Christmas tree at least three feet away from fireplaces or heating elements in your home.

If you prefer a live Christmas tree, make sure to care for it properly. A dry tree can start to engulf a room in flames within a minute of ignition. Help reduce fire risks with the following guidelines:

  • Buy a fresh tree. When you first choose the tree, the pine needles should be green and not easily broken.
  • Cut off the bottom. When you get the tree home, cut two inches of the bottom to create a raw cut so the tree can soak in water.
  • Water the tree daily. Well-watered trees are less likely to catch fire.
  • Throw it out promptly. No matter how much you water it, your tree will dry out over time. Once the pine needles start to fall off and the tree starts to dry, it’s time to throw it out.

If you choose an artificial tree, consider flame-resistant or flame-retardant options.

Taking steps to prevent holiday fires can help reduce the risk, but there’s always a possibility of a fire. If your home suffers fire damage, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County can help.

Odor Removal For Your Fort Mill Home

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Odor Removal For Your Fort Mill Home Waterboy the Elf.

What is a hydroxyl generator? Water boy the Elf is trying to find out. Hydroxyl generators are a revolutionary device that generates “superior hydroxyls” that eliminate bacteria, noxious gases, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in indoor environments. Do you have a odor you would like to get rid of? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

Neutralizing Smoke Odors in Your Rock Hill Home After a Fire

12/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Neutralizing Smoke Odors in Your Rock Hill Home After a Fire Need odor removal or fire damage cleanup? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

Cleaning, Repairing and Deodorizing Your Home After Fire Damage

With the cold weather coming in Rock Hill, space heaters are coming back out. They are a popular choice due to their portability and small size, making them easy to reposition. When carefully used, these appliances can be one of your most valued pieces of equipment all winter long. If not used safely, however, these little heaters can pose a fire risk in your home.

If your Rock Hill home has suffered from fire damage due to a space heater, you want to repair the damage as soon as possible, even if it was small. At SERVPRO, our technicians are expertly trained and experienced to handle fire damage of any size, including cleaning up any soot and smoke residues the fire leaves behind.

Removing the smoke odor of a fire-damaged home presents a challenge. Our technicians are more successful at removing them because we understand how odor molecules permeate a structure and how to use various methods of odor removal. We also understand that customers perceive odors in different ways. Our task is to neutralize the odors that you consider unpleasant.

As SERVPRO techs attempt to deodorize, we deal with two kinds of odors – ones real, and ones imagined. The real odor is the sensation of smell caused by a real substance. Odor molecules interact with olfactory nerve cells in your nose. These nerves send messages to your brain which are interpreted by the olfactory lobe. Psychological or imaginary odors are what people believe they are smelling.

Deodorization requires a combination of techniques for it to be successful. Doing so results in all the odors being neutralized in the end. The first step is to get rid of the source causing the odor, and then we clean up the residues. After cleaning, ventilation or air scrubbing to get rid of odor molecules from the air indoors is next.

Fire Damage Remediation for Your Fort Mill Home

12/1/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Remediation for Your Fort Mill Home Need fire damage cleanup service? Call us today for help.

Our SERVPRO Technicians Make Your House Safe After a Fire

The disaster which does not discriminate is fire. No matter if you live in Fort Mill or elsewhere, or what the condition and age of your residence, there is always a chance that your home could suffer from a fire for various reasons. Most homeowners understand this, and it is a widespread fear for people who purchase their own homes. However, when fires do occur, what happens next?
 
Once the fire is out, and you are left behind with all the fire damage to your Fort Mill home, you need the professionals of SERVPRO to help you restore your home back to the way it was. Loss from fire presents restoration challenges which are different from normal repair and cleaning. The combined effects on a building from intense heat, burning fire, smoke residues, and water from fire-fighting efforts need us to provide you with various services and work together with licensed subcontractors and contractors.
 
Starting with mitigation, the goal is to secure your structure and stop further damage. It could include boarding up your home and establishing a temporary source of electricity. When your home is wet, we also need to perform emergency drying to stop secondary water damage, such as mold growth.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians then take care of cleaning your structure from fire damage, removing smoke residues and deodorizing odors given off by the residues. We consult with you on which structural components can be cleaned and which we need to replace. Repair or replacement for anything which cannot be cleaned is the next step.
 
Our content cleaning services include cleaning your possessions inside your home. Sometimes, contents can be cleaned on site, while other situations require them to be packed and moved to a different location for cleaning and storage.
 
We also subcontract cleaning of certain contents like electronics, dry cleaning of clothing, refinishing furniture, and cleaning expensive artwork.
 
In some cases of fire, structural components could have too much damage to the point that they cannot be restored. In this case, we work with licensed general contractors to provide the needed reconstruction services.

Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Fort Mill

11/30/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Affects More than Homes in Fort Mill Fire damage cleanup company.

The Potential Risk of Fire Damage in Garages and Sheds

Fire can easily get out of control when people, especially children, do not take proper precautions. Fort Mill residents who store gasoline and other combustible liquids in their garages or sheds should make sure that these remain away from younger children who might play in these areas.

The programs about fire safety in Fort Mill are rarely descriptive of fire damage, although this could help deter children from playing with items that often cause house fires. When children play or merely go into a storage area to get a toy or bike, accidents can happen, also, without any intentions. Fires that start in such areas can remain undetected until the smoke or flames appear outside of the structure, or the noise from an explosion of gas catches your attention.

SERVPRO has the technicians needed for such cleanup jobs. Because storage areas have a hodgepodge often containing items that may pose risks that they did not before the fire. High heat can cause breakage of items to happen, and collapsing shelving can both form its own hazards while causing others.

A list of your lost belongings helps with any insurance claims, and many insurance agents are less likely to dispute third-party compilations. There are always items that fall into the gray area of loss and salvageable, and we can provide our expert opinion on such cases. Our goal is to help families in our area recover from fire damage in as little time as possible. Helping you attain replacements for damaged items is part of that goal.

Garages and sheds both contain interior structures that form their frames. When these beams become damaged by fire, the building's stability is significantly affected. Other structures, like walls and ceilings, also suffer. We pull the belongings that became damaged out for better inspection and cleaning. It is also easier to work on the interior of the building.

The exterior of your outbuilding is just as important as the interior. To prevent theft and other security problems, the exterior needs restoration so it provides the security needed once again. We can ensure that during our work at the end of each day, we secure it so this does not become a problem for your family. If you need emergency fire damage cleanup service for Fort Mill call our office today at 803-324-5780.

What Can Warrant Water Removal In Fort Mill Homes

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Can Warrant Water Removal In Fort Mill Homes Washing machine overflow.

What Can Warrant Water Removal

Water removal is a significant procedure that should not be necessary except under the most stressful scenarios. However, disasters do happen, and there are multiple potential causes for severe flooding or water damage in your home. Understanding and preparing for what may warrant professional water removal from your Fort Mill home is important so that you can respond appropriately when things go wrong. In the event of any of these catastrophes, be sure to contact SERVPRO so that we can recommend a treatment and restoration plan.

Water Line Bursts
Whether through an accident, aging materials, or anything else, a rupture in your home's water main is almost certain to require some substantial amount of water removal in Fort Mill. Water mains transfer and process most or all of the water in a home, and when ruptured, their pressurized interiors can flood the entire home to a measurable depth. Call SERVPRO as quickly as possible if a water line bursts so that we can stop the damage and set to work extracting water.

Storm Flooding
Floods that result from storms and excessive rainfall rarely leave light damage in their wake. If a flood hits your home from the outside, it should require some of our most intensive efforts to completely remove water and prevent damage. Otherwise, standing water and excess moisture have the potential to cause even more damage with time.

Overflowing Or Busted Appliances
Dishwashers, sinks, water heaters, bathtubs, and any other water-centric appliances in your home may sometimes overflow or malfunction, flooding or soaking your home with water or water-based mixtures. We certify and train our technicians to repair and handle all sorts of modern home appliances. If anything in your home breaks and has the potential to cause water damage, call us right away so that we can stop the leak and begin damage mitigation efforts.

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.

Is That Mold In My Home?

11/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is That Mold In My Home? SERVPRO mold removal service.

That green stuff in your home may not be holiday garland. If you find mold and need it removed give us a call. We will help you figure out what's going on and how it got there. To schedule mold removal service call our office at 803-324-5780.

Fire Damage Prevention Tip

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Prevention Tip Be safe this holiday season.

Remember to be careful when plugging in your lights and decorations this holiday season. Overloading a electrical outlet could lead to problems. If you suffer from a fire in your home from cooking, HVAC malfunction, electrical issues or any other reason we can help. Our fire damage cleanup service will be ready if you need quick response to a smoke or soot cleanup. For more information about fire cleanup process visit our website or our Facebook page. Have a safe and happy holiday season from SERVPRO.

Cold Weather Can Cause Water Damage

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Cold Weather Can Cause Water Damage Keep Jack Frost out of your home.

Winter Is Coming

Cold weather is coming quickly. Make sure your home is ready by checking seals, cracks and doors to make sure cold air is not sneaking in. Also its a good time to check your pipes to make sure they are properly insulated. If they are not they may freeze when cold temperatures move in. If that happens they may burst and cause a flood in your home which may lead to a water damage claim. If you have any questions about our restoration service call us today at 803-324-5780. We are ready to serve our local community.

York County Commercial Disaster Recovery Company

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial York County Commercial Disaster Recovery Company Commercial restoration

Is your commercial business ready is a disaster strikes? Do have a plan in place to address a flood, fire or sewage backup? Be prepared today and set up a action plan with SERVPRO today so you are ready. York County commercial buildings have had many insurance claims over the past year. We can help with the cleanup so your operations get up and running quickly. Call us today for any size disaster you may have at 803-324-5780. Our restoration service is ready to assist.

Disaster Service Ready For Our Community

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Community Disaster Service Ready For Our Community Large loss equipment.

Fort Mill and Rock Hill are a couple of the fastest growing communities in South Carolina. Many companies are moving their operations to the area which in turn brings jobs and relocations of current employees. Another big draw to the area is the high scores and great facilities of the school district which is near the top in the state. With this added growth we have seen an increase of disasters from flooded homes and business along with fires and sewage backups. The growth doesn't seem to be slowing anytime soon so try and stay prepared so you are ready and can help minimize the problem. For questions about out services you can visit our website or call us at 803-324-5780. We are always ready to help.

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.

We Can Help With Storm Damage

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

When Storms or Floods hit York County, SERVPRO is ready!

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in the York County area.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to help restore your property.

Faster Response

Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms hit our area, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Today- 803-324-5780

Freezing Temperatures & Pipes Are Right Around the Corner

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of your water supply lines and pipes by follow a few recommendations:

  • Drain water from swimming pools and water sprinkler supply lines. DO NOT put antifreeze in the lines unless directed as it's environmentally harmful.
  • Remove drain and store hoses used outside. Close valves inside that supply outdoor hoses if any. Don't forget to leave the valve outside open so the water can expand without busting the pipe.
  • Check your crawlspace, basement, attic, garage and any other areas where supply lines may be located. These supply lines should be insulated.

With colder weather here in South Carolina making it's way here you need to make sure to take preventative action!

  • Keep garage doors closed
  • Open cabinetry where plumbing lines are to allow warmer air to circulate.
  • Keep the thermostat to the same temperature throughout the day.
  • If you're going out of town leave the heat on in your home and if possible have someone check the home periodically.

If you should experience a water loss in your home or business due to a busted pipe from cold weather, give us a call! 803-324-5780

Who To Call For Fire And Water Damage Emergencies

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

Community Who To Call For Fire And Water Damage Emergencies SERVPRO is ready.

Homeowners and business owners have many choices when they have a fire or water damage emergency. The choices can be overwhelming and sometimes confusing on who to call. Should you call a local company or take the recommendation of a friend or insurance agent. The choice comes down to ultimately who you feel confident in and comfortable having in your home and who will take care of your property. We here a SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County try to be the best restoration company in the area with great communication, trust and being there when called upon. If you have questions about us or our services please don't hesitate to call. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Halloween and Cold Weather Is Coming

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Halloween and Cold Weather Is Coming Happy Halloween

If you have a fire or water damage emergency this fall season we can help. Temperatures are changing and cold weather is moving in. A lot of homeowners are turning the heat on for the first time and experiencing fires or smoke issues. If you run into this problem call us today for our fire damage cleanup service. Cold weather is also causing pipes to freeze which could lead to them bursting and causing water damage to your home or business. If you need water damage cleanup service call us today at 803-324-5780. Be safe this Halloween and have a wonderful holiday season from SERVPRO.

DUCT CLEANING

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Duct Cleaning Process:

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape an diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream. HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor to microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process.

FLOOD FACTS

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Floods are one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States.

There is always potential for flood damage no matter where you live. According to the American Red Cross floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:

-Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.

-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are riding rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

-Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. 

If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.  Even minor floods have potential to cause major damage. We are faster to ANY size disaster. Let us help you get your life back in order. 

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

Why Professional Water Damage Restoration is Better than DIY

10/3/2017 (Permalink)

Why Professional Water Damage Restoration is Better than DIY

DIY is great for a lot of things. However, when it comes to water damage, you can only handle so much mitigation before it's obvious that the water damage is more than you can handle. It's best to work with a restoration company from the very beginning because of the tools and knowledge that they possess.

Dealing with Water Cleanup

The water cleanup has to be done immediately. If you allow the water to sit too long, while you look up videos or obtain equipment, you might end up having bigger problems to deal with. Only some mitigation should be done on your own. If you have a flooded home or water in a business, you have to get the water out fast.

Professionals will have pumps and an array of techniques to get the water out of the building. Whether it's from a pipe break, a supply line break, or something else, the focus is on the water. You can figure out the cause later. If it is a supply line break or pipe break, you can turn off the water supply.

Assessing Water Damage

There's no denying that you will have water damage. However, some can be saved by drying. What can't be saved by drying will be removed from the flooded home or business. if you have water in a business or home, it's expected that some things will be damaged. Especially if there was a pipe break or supply line break, you could be dealing with hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water.

The flood damage might be severe. If you haven't dealt with such a thing before, you don't want to be overwhelmed. Professionals can ensure that the flooded home or business is addressed properly.

Identifying What Can Be Saved

You want to save as much as possible. However, you might be emotionally tied to things that could leave you with water damaged items even after you get the water in a home or business out. Restoration professionals don't have the same emotional ties. They will be realistic in the mitigation process as to what needs to go and what can be saved with thorough drying methods.

Creating the Restoration Plan

A comprehensive restoration plan needs to be created. This ensures that all is taken care of once the water cleanup and drying are complete. You want to make sure that the water in a home or water in a business is dealt with on every level.

With a DIY approach, there is a possibility that you will forget a step or a location. This could lead to mold, mildew, and other problems later on.

By working with a restoration company, they see to it that the flood damage is completely handled. It's a guarantee that the water damage will no longer plague you.

Overcoming Water in a Home or Business

Professionals from a restoration company will be the best at restoration because it is what they do. They have helped with water in homes and water in businesses on many occasions. As such, they know how to deal with the aftermath of a pipe break, supply line break, or flood damage.

They will repair what can be repaired and restore what can be restored. They will build, patch, and install new materials as it is needed. Often, they will work with insurance when it is possible, too. This will help you with water in a business or home in a more comprehensive way than trying to do it all yourself.

Some mitigation can be done on your own in regards to water cleanup. However, when there is a lot of water damage, you will get better results by calling a restoration company. They can help you with a flooded home or business so that everything is done properly.
Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at (803) 324-5780 for more information on water damage.

5 Things NOT To Do During a Hurricane

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricanes are hard to completely be certain what path they will take. Even if the weather meteorologists come close to predicting the path, the hurricane can quickly shift or turn at the drop of a dime. Because of the amount of uncertainty hurricanes bring, here are 5 things not do to when riding out a hurricane.

1. Don’t tape windows

It does almost no good, and it is an absolute mess to try and take off.

2. Don’t run generators indoors

The carbon monoxide the generator’s emits can become deadly within minutes. Also you shouldn’t connect a generator into your home’s electric system directly, because it can affect electric lines outside and endanger your neighbors, emergency responders, and /or utility workers.

3. Don’t use charcoal or gas grills indoors

The carbon monoxide and fire risks are too great. The grill’s carbon monoxide can easily build up and poison anyone inside the house, including your pets.

4. Don’t walk or drive in flood waters

The waters can contain snakes,  downed power lines and sewage, which can all be dangerous and deadly. If you drive a vehicle in flood waters that are six inches or more, the waters can cause a car to float.

5. Don’t stay after an evacuation order is given

Rescuers might not come out in the height of the storm, but if they do you are putting your life and their lives in danger. Your life is not worth the same amount as your home or anything in it. A home can be replaced; your life can not.

If you have any water or fire emergency call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County @ (803) 324-5780.

Dirtiest Items In Your Home.

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Dirtiest Items In Your Home. how many people have touched your door knobs in your home?

Faucet Handles

Anyone who comes into your home and uses the bathroom may or may not wash their hands properly, therefore leaving behind germs all over your bathroom sink’s faucet handles. To wash mix 2 cups of warm water with 2 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid in a small bowl. Soak a washrag into the mixture and scrub the faucet. Use an old toothbrush dipped in baking soda to scrub areas with hard mineral deposits. Lastly, rinse the faucet and shine with a microfiber cloth.

Door Knobs

How often do you clean your door knobs? Most people simply do not think of their door knob when cleaning the house. Take a moment and think about how many people have touched your door knobs in the last month or two. That’s a lot of dirty hands. To wash spray the surface with vinegar and wipe dry with a clean cloth.

Pets Beds

Our pets are part of our family and we love them but we don’t have to love your beds. Their beds should be cleaned as often as we change our mattress sheets, right? Especially since our pets are outsides using the restroom several times a day and then go lay down in the beds. To wash, first vacuum the bed of all the hair and debris. Then remove the cover from the base of the bed (most beds have one) and put both in the washing machine (wash on sanitize cycle). Once washed, switch to the dryer and use a dryer sheet to reduce static electricity and remove excess hair.

Cutting Boards

Our cutting boards need a little more attention than we think, since its purpose it to cut the food that we eat on them. If not washed properly, bacteria can grow and affects our food. To wash properly scrubbing the wooden or plastic cutting boards with a paste made from baking soda, salt, and water (1 tablespoon each). Then Rinse thoroughly with hot water.

Sponges              

Sponges are used to clean, but how often to you actually spend time cleaning the sponges, themselves. To wash, mix ¾ cup of bleach in one gallon of water, and soak the sponge for five minutes.

Remote Controls

Remote controls are one of the most hand held items in your house and with all those hands touching them how often are they cleaned? To clean use a lint-free cloth to wipe down the remote with rubbing alcohol (or use an electronics cleaning wipe). Make sure to clean the top, bottom, and sides of the remotes. For the buttons on the remote and any hard to reach areas, use a cotton swab.

What You Need To Prepare A Hurricane Prep-Kit

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Need To Prepare A Hurricane Prep-Kit Make Sure you Prepare a Hurricane Kit.

Hurricane season is here and it is important to take steps to prepare Hurricane kits. 

Hurricane season comes every year and it is as common to us as the changing of seasons. But this year may be different. This season scientist's have predicted Hurricane's to be above-normal, meaning warmer waters, more activity, and higher level storms.

Knowledge and preparation is key, especially knowing that this season may be more active than those of the past.

Start a Hurricane Kit

Prevent your family from potential stress and chaotic, and start gathering supplies that will be useful when affected by a storm or forced to evacuate. First make a list of the supplies specific to your family’s needs. For example if you have children that needs diapers and bottles or elderly relatives that live with you that may have medications they cannot go without. Be detailed when creating this list. Keep this list in your hurricane kit, and when a hurricane approaches, you can focus on gathering these items and won’t worry about forgetting anything essential.

After the specific supply list, gather supplies you and your family will need if your home loose power for a few days. Some recommended items include:

  • Non-perishable food (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • Water (enough to last at least 3 days)
  • First-aid kit (include any prescription medication you may need)
  • Personal hygiene items and sanitation items
  • Flashlights (have extra batteries on hand)
  • Battery operated radio (again, have extra batteries)
  • Waterproof container with cash and important documents
  • Manual can opener
  • Lighter or matches
  • Books, magazines, games for recreation
  • Special needs items: pet supplies and baby supplies if applicable
  • Cooler and ice packs
  • A plan for evacuation and for if family members are separated

Once you collect all the supplies, put everything is a bag or box and label it your Hurricane Kit.

Common Household Molds

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold spores are everywhere in our environment and can enter our homes easier than you would think. Most types of mold grow quickly, if they have a water source, an organic food source and temperatures between 60 and 86 Fahrenheit. Since many homes may have 1 or 2 of these characteristics, especially in the bathrooms, we need to know what to look for in regards to common household molds, and how they affect our health.

Cladosporium

  • Characteristics: green, brown, grey, or black; powdery appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, dead plants, wood, insulation, and dark, damp environments.
  • Health Effects: can cause severe allergic reactions, and harmful for people with asthma, allergies, or weakened immune systems.

Aspergillus

  • Characteristics: grey, brown, yellow, green, white, or black and grows quickly.
  • Where it Grows: on walls, insulation, soil, clothing, and humid, moist areas.
  • Health Effects: can cause infections in people with weak immune systems, or produces a carcinogen called aflatoxin.

Penicillium

  • Characteristics: green, white, or blue; fuzzy appearance.
  • Where it Grows: on food, walls, insulation, and moist, organic matter.
  • Health Effects: irritates the stomach if ingested; airborne spores can cause congestion, coughing and/or eye irritation.

Alternaria

  • Characteristics: dark green, grey, or black; long, velvety hairs; doesn’t need much water to grow.
  • Where it Grows: on carpets, clothing, around windows, and damp areas such as flooded houses.
  • Health Effects: can cause respiratory problems, asthma, or hay fever.

Stachybotrys, known as “Toxic Black Mold”

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; slimy
  • Where it Grows: on walls, ceilings, floorboards, and any moist area.
  • Health Effects: may cause cancer, headaches, asthma, dizziness, or joint pain.

Memnoniella

  • Characteristics: dark green, or black; smaller than stachybotrys
  • Where it Grows: on cotton, canvas, wool, ceilings, walls, or damp areas.
  • Health Effects: can cause respiratory problems, headaches, or coughing.

3 Reasons You Should Never Use Bleach To Clean Microbial Growth

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Chlorine Bleach is often regarded as the answer for stopping mold growth and removing the mold. However, this is a myth. Bleach does not exonerate mold. Here are three reasons why bleach is not the answer to mold, and should never be used to clean a mold contaminated area.

1. Bleach Loses Effectiveness Over Time

Chlorine bleach can dissipate rapidly, causing the bleach to be less effective. Over time this occurs because chlorine can evaporate and even faster in areas that are above room temperature. When the chlorine disappears, the bleach bottle turns into a bottle of salt water.  

2. Bleach can actually contribute to mold growth

Chlorine bleach was made to clean surfaces, therefore can only kill surface bacteria and mold. This is due to bleach’s ion structure, which prevents the chlorine from penetrating porous material such as wood and drywall. When mold grows in porous areas, the enzyme’s roots grow deep within the material, rendering the bleach ineffective of exterminating the mold. The bleach can only remove the green stain from the mold, allowing surface to appear clean. But underneath the surface, the water component of the bleach penetrates and helps the internal roots to continue to grow, causing mold to reappear.

3. Bleach is Toxic

Bleach emits harmful fumes that pollute the air we breathe and can become harmful to humans and even pets. Over a period of time, inhaling the gases bleach emits can deteriorate the lungs and esophagus lining in addition to the scarring of the respiratory tract, which occurs in earlier stages. Also research shows that household bleach is one of the leading causes of accidental poisonings in the United States.

Two reasons you can get mold in your home is… heat and humidity. Mold thrives in dark, moist areas, and humidity only helps that process. That’s why if you experience water damage and don’t take care of it the right way and in the first 48 hours; mold will begin to grow.

Grilling Means More Then Tasty Food

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

According to the National Fire Protection Association Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. While nearly half of the people who grill do it year-round, July is the peak month for grill fires followed by May, June and August.

The following fact sheet gives stunning information on structural fires caused from grilling.

http://www.nfpa.org/~/media/files/research/fact-sheets/grillfactsheet.pdf?la=en

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County urges our friends and neighbors to practice safety while grilling this summer.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is available 24/7  (803) 324-5780.

What is Mold?

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Mold? This is a picture of mold due to extensive moisture.

Mold is a fungus that reproduces by spreading tiny spores everywhere. Each and every day, there are millions upon millions of mold spores just drifting through the air, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoors, molds plays a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matters, such as leaves and dead trees, but indoors mold growth should be avoided. Mold may begin to grow indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. Although there are many different types of mold, none of them can grow without water or moisture.

 Remember mold is everywhere and has been around a long time, so living with mold is a nature process, it's only when mold levels grow beyond the normal levels that they can cause problems.  So, knowing the basics about mold can help you and your family.

Mold Basic:

  • The key to mold control is moisture control

  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should have the mold cleaned promptly and properly and have the water problem repaired.

  • It is important to dry water damaged areas and items with 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

If you have visible mold in your home, contact us at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County today 803-324-5780. Our technicians are friendly, well-trained, and knowledgeable to determine the problem and course of action remediate the problem.

Water Damage - What You Should Do Until Help Arrives

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage - What You Should Do Until Help Arrives A break in a small pipe like this can lead to a big problem. Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780. We are always here to help.

When winter arrives and it brings low temperatures it typically ushers in a high volume of frozen pipes, sometimes leaving property owners waiting hours for help to clean up their property.  

At times like these, we receive several calls seeking advice on what to do until help arrives. The answer depends on whether the water is clean or contaminated.  Generally speaking, water from a supply line is considered clean, while water from drains is considered contaminated.  There are exceptions to this general guideline.  

If you are unsure of the classification of water affecting your property, consult your water damage experts at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780 and we will help as best we can.

CLEAN Water Damage Tips

DO:

    • Shut off the source of the water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
    • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
    • Remove as much excess water as possible my 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 hangars to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
    • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

DO NOT:

    • Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.
    • Enter affected areas of electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
    • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
    • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
    • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
    • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

CONTAMINATED Water Damage Tips

DO:

    • Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
    • Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.

DO NOT:

    • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
    • Turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
    • Use household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.
    • Use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

The most important thing to remember is that if you have any questions or require help; call the professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.  We are here to help 24x7.

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.

Emergency Tips for Damage From Contaminated Water.

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Emergency Tips for Damage From Contaminated Water. This is a sewage back up in a home. If this happens to you, don't stress, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County @ 803-324-5780.

When you find that your house has been flooded it is common to feel alarmed, frustrated, devastated, or worried at some level. Not knowing what has been damaged or how much the repairs will cost can be quite stressful. However there are things that you can do to minimize the damage to your home and to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are a few quick tips that can be quite helpful when your home has been flooded by water from a contaminated source.

  1. Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
  3. Don’t spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or wet areas.
  4. Don’t turn on the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  5. Don’t use household fans to dry the structure they will spread contaminants.
  6. Don’t use products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if they have been exposed to the contaminated areas.

These tips will help you avoid some dangerous situations and allow you to save money by decreasing the amount of damage that could happen to your home and of course the first and best tip is always to Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.

Soot and Smoke Clean-Up

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soot and Smoke Clean-Up This home in Fort Mill had heavy soot damage after a fire in the kitchen area. This picture shows how soot can travel all through the house.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. At SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 
803-324-5780

SERVPRO of York County Has 24-Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of York County Has 24-Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County provides 24-hour fire and water damage restoration service in all of York County.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is available 24 hours a day for 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (803) 324-5780

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 of Rock Hill & York County 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)?

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. 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.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup If you have a flooded basement, don't hesitate, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today  803-324-5780.

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County,  and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help 803-324-5780

Have a flooded home or Business?

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Have a flooded home or Business? Need flood damage cleanup? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

How To Restore A Flood Damaged Property

Water damage is, perhaps, the most insidious form of damage that a building can incur. At first, it may seem like water damage from a supply line break, pipe break or other flooding event is small enough that it can be contained and handled by the property owner. Unfortunately, this attitude can lead to permanent and serious damage to the property. Flood damage of any size, when left to sit, can seep into drywall, subflooring and structural components. It can cause mildew, mold and rot, and it can even lead to wholesale structural failure of the property. For this reason, it is absolutely crucial that whenever potential water damage is detected, due to flood water in a home or business, that the property owner call in a professional restoration company, as soon as possible.

Luckily, there is a proven and effect set of protocols for the mitigation and restoration of a property that has suffered water damage. These have been established over the course of decades and can only be carried out effectively by a professional restoration company. We'll dedicate the rest of the article to outlining the steps that a property owner can take when they discover water in their home or water in their business. It all begins with a prompt phone call to their local restoration company in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Clover or York County area.

Like a heart attack or stroke to a human, a supply line break or pipe break is a potentially catastrophic emergency to a home or business. As in any emergency, the sooner action is taken, in this case, restoration and mitigation of the flood damage, the higher the chances of a successful resolution to the crisis. But make not mistake. Flood damage is an potentially devastating even to a home or business. The only people who can adequately handle a flooded home or business are the professionals at a local restoration company. The first and most important thing a property owner can do is call their local restoration company immediately.

It's also important to note that a flooded home or business is a highly resolvable problem. If the restoration and mitigation efforts begin within the first five hours of the appearance of water in the home or water in the business, the chances of a successful restoration and mitigation of the damage is nearly certain. However, if the water cleanup efforts are delayed past the first 24 hours, it becomes increasingly likely that the property will sustain permanent damage.

The water cleanup team knows that time is of the essence. They will arrive on site within a half hour and will immediately enter the premises. Once inside, they will survey the extent of the water in the business or home, finding the source of the original supply line break or pipe break and stanching the flow of leaking water. If the leak from the supply line break or pipe break large and not easily fixed, the team has specialized welding and cutting equipment that it will use to stop the water flow.

Using heavy-duty pumps, the water cleanup team will extract all water in the home or water in the business. Within one hour, the flooded home will be cleared of all standing water.

Using industrial drying equipment, the team will begin drying the home. The drying process may take between a few hours and a full day.

Once the flooded home has been dried, the team will begin cleaning all materials and contents with special chemicals that also act as sanitizers. This will prevent the formation of mold and will eliminate any smells from being soaked with flood water.

Protecting Your Fort Mill Home From Water Damage

8/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Protecting Your Fort Mill Home From Water Damage Need emergency water damage service? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

Protecting Your Property From Water Damage

Think of your home as a bubble; the roof, walls, windows, and foundation all make up this bubble. These areas are keys to waterproofing your home, with the right help, you can be successful.

Protecting your Fort Mill home from water damage may take some work. However, it can be simple to go through your home one area at a time to ensure they were originally built correctly, with the right materials and install or improve as you go.

If you are currently building your own home, save yourself a lot of problems down the line by using the latest advances to protect your investment from water intrusion. Regardless, you still have a chance to update your current home, hire a professional restoration company, like SERVPRO and start protecting your home, today.

The roof of your home has many layers that all make a huge difference in protecting your home from water damage. Shingles provide the first line of defense, while underlayments installed serve as your last chance to stop water and the damage it may cause. Every roof has an underlayment, your building code requires it.

However, there are multiple products available, some of which provide far less protection than others. SERVPRO can help you install quality underlayments at the eaves and critical detail areas of your roof, including overlaps, fasteners and roof deck.

You likely have windows or doors on every wall of your home, providing water with large openings that present as major leak zones if not weatherproofed correctly. Shudders do not keep the wind-driven rain at bay. However, the proper selection and installation of flashing and doors can prevent rain and snow from causing rot or mold within your walls.

SERVPRO technicians understand how these products were designed to form a watertight and airtight seal, protecting your home from water infiltration and damage. House wraps and basement or crawlspace encapsulation services provide premium weather protection for your home. Providing you with advanced methods that protect your living environment and often reduce energy costs substantially.

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. 

Mold Removal Company For Riverview South Carolina

1/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal Company For Riverview South Carolina Riverview South Carolina mold removal.

Riverview Mold Remediation

If you live in or near the Riverview community in York County and need mold removal done we can help. Our staff is trained to get the issues you may have in your home or business under control. Due to the high humidity in the Carolinas your crawlspace can get affected by microbial growth without even having a flood or burst pipe. We have done many crawlspace inspections to find mold growing on the joints and subfloor of a home. We also get referrals from HVAC, plumbers and electricians doing work in crawlspaces when they come across the mold. At that point we do our inspection to see how bad the situation is. If you have questions or need a mold inspection call us today to schedule an appointment.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated mold removal company for the Riverview community.

Who Handles Flooded House Cleanup From A Broken Pipe?

1/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who Handles Flooded House Cleanup From A Broken Pipe? Fort Mill flooded home.

SERVPRO Water Damage Restoration Services 

Looking for a restoration company for cleanup of water in your Fort Mill or Rock Hill home? Our staff is trained and ready to go. We can have flood pumpers to your residence or commercial property within hours. Once onsite the water extraction team will begin to remove any standing water in your property. We here at SERVPRO have unlimited resources of equipment and man power to tackle the largest of water damage disasters. Everything from one story homes to commercial buildings with many levels. If you would like a free inspection of your property call us today to schedule an appointment.

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

For more information about us you may visit our SERVPRO Yelp listing or our SERVPRO Facebook page

We are one of the top rated water damage restoration companies serving the Fort Mill Rock Hill area.

Need Help With Sewage Or Drain Backup In Fort Mill?

1/26/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need Help With Sewage Or Drain Backup In Fort Mill? Sewage cleanup is needed here.

Sewage Cleanup Company Ready To Help

Nobody wants to come home and find that a toilet or a drain has backed up and spread nasty water throughout there property. That is what happened to this family in Fort Mill recently. A clog in the lines outside of the home caused major damage to the flooring and crawlspace inside. We had to extract the standing sewage water and remove all of the damaged flooring. Then we clean and sanitize the entire area and began the drying process. Sewage can contain nasty bacteria and should be handled with care. If you have had a backup in your home or business call us today for help. We can also do an inspection to determine how much damage you may have.

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

We are a top rated sewage cleanup company for the Fort Mill, Tega Cay and Rock Hill area. For more information about our company you may also visit our Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Banks Trail Middle School In South Carolina

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Community Banks Trail Middle School In South Carolina Banks Trail Middle School in Fort Mill.

Another great school in Fort Mill

Fort Mill has seen massive growth over the past few years and it has shown with new schools going up. It started with elementary schools and now middle schools and high schools are being built. The amount of people moving to the area is staggering. Roads are becoming more and more congested every day. The draw to the area is great schools, great people and a safe community to live in. We have seen where families have a interest in what is best for the area as opposed to only what is best for them. That is what makes Fort Mill one of the nicest places to live in South Carolina. We here at SERVPRO are proud to be part of the community and have been for 9 years and counting. We handle fire and water damage claims throughout York County and the surrounding area. We love being here and I'm sure you do as well. If you live near Banks Trail Middle School and need our restoration services please call us now.

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

If you would like to know more about our services and company you can visit our Facebook or BBB page.

Sutton Mill Water & Fire Damage Cleanup Company in Fort Mill

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Sutton Mill Water & Fire Damage Cleanup Company in Fort Mill Sutton Mill in Fort Mill restoration company 803-324-5780.

Sutton Mill Community Restoration Team

Water damage claims happen everyday in Fort Mill communities. Sutton Mill is no exception. We have received calls regarding fire damage, mold cleanup and sewage backup over the years. Some times the cleanup is small and other times it has been a major disaster from water. Our staff is trained to handle any size claim you may have regarding your home. We have a wide range of services available to meet your needs. here are just a few.

-water damage extraction

-fire damage restoration

-mold removal

-sewage backup cleanup

-biohazard and blood cleanup

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

We are a top rated restoration company and are happy to serve the Sutton Mill community in Fort Mill.

Fire Damage Cleanup Company For Waterside at the Catawba

1/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup Company For Waterside at the Catawba Waterside at the Catawba cleanup company.

Did you just suffer from a fire damage claim in the Catawba area?

Weather its a small soot cleanup or a total house fire we can help. Smoke and soot can travel throughout a home very quickly. It can affect the HVAC system and continue to spread to every corner of the home. You may also have contents and textiles that may have been impacted by the smell. If you need help call us today and we will explain the fire restoration process. We can handle everything from soot removal to odor removal. We know that seeing your home coverd in smoke can be overwhelming. Call now for a free fire damage inspection of your home or business.

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

We are a top rated fire damage cleanup and restoration company for the Waterside at the Catawba community. Our staff is ready to help you in your time of need with our fire damage service.

You may also visit our SERVPRO Facebook page to learn more about us.

 

Do You Have Wet Carpet From A Broken Pipe?

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Have Wet Carpet From A Broken Pipe? Wet carpet from a broken pipe.

Flood Cleanup Company In York County

Water from a burst or broken pipe can make a huge mess of your home or business in the York County area. The water flowing from the pipe comes out very fast and can spread to every room of the home if given enough time. If you need a pipe or plumbing repair you should contact someone immediately. Plumbers in the area seem to be very busy with new construction and you may be out on a waiting list. The quicker you can get on there schedule the better. At the same time we can get onsite and asses how much damage you may have and possible start the water extraction of the affected areas. 

If you have questions or need a inspection of a recent water damage claim call us today. We will work with you and your insurance company to make sure you get the best service possible.

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

 

Waterside at the Catawba Water Damage Restoration Company

1/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Waterside at the Catawba Water Damage Restoration Company Waterside at the Catawba in Fort Mill.

Need flood damage cleanup?

Has your home or business been affected by a broken pipe, washing machine overflow, dishwasher malfunction, drain backup or sewage overflow? We can help with the cleanup process. Our staff is trained and ready for any size damage you may have to your property. We will get onsite quickly and start the water extraction to remove as much standing water as possible. Our office staff will also help you with any questions you may have about filling a claim with your insurance company and the billing process. If you need a free inspection call us today.

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

We also have many other restoration services available for your Waterside Community in Fort Mill. Here are just a few.

-Mold removal

-fire damage cleanup

-crime scene and blood cleanup

-sewage cleanup

-carpet cleaning

Call our office today with questions or you may visit our Facebook page to learn more about us.

What To Do If Your Wood Flooring Gets Wet?

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do If Your Wood Flooring Gets Wet? A wet wood floor is not good.

Wood Floor Drying 

The first step is to stop the cause of the water to impact your flooring. Then you must get up as much standing water as you can. The spaces between the wood flooring planks will allow the water to get underneath where it is more difficult to get out. If it was just a minor area that was affected you may be ok to handle it yourself. But if a large area was affected or a large amount of water was exposed to the floor you may want to call in a professional to handle the cleanup. If you wait to long you may start to see the wood boards start to cup meaning that water is indeed trapped between the subfloor and the wood flooring. If will only get worse with cracking or splitting the longer it sits wet.

For help with a wet wood floor in your home or business give us a call today. We have the tools and equipment to do our best to save your wood flooring.

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

Fort Mill Commercial Water Damage Cleanup

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Fort Mill Commercial Water Damage Cleanup Large commercial disaster cleanup.

Large Loss Commercial Building Cleanup Company

Fort Mill South Carolina is one of the fastest growing communities. The growth in residential and commercial buildings has seen a enormous increase over the past 5 years. The infrastructure is barely keeping up with the population moving to the area. All the current residence have seen the traffic problems and congestion that this influx of people have brought.

We here at SERVPRO have also seen an increase in commercial water damage claims in the area as well. These calls are coming in from new construction and existing buildings in the Fort Mill and Rock Hill area. Floods and burst pipes have damaged many facilities. Our office has seen large loss crews handle major fire and water damage claims on massive commercial buildings in Charlotte and Fort Mill. If you need help with a disaster in your building call us today for quick help or an inspection.

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

What To Do If You Find Standing Water In Your Home?

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do If You Find Standing Water In Your Home? Residential water damage restoration.

Who to call? What to do? Where to begin?

These are the questions most homeowners have when they come home and find water on the floors, walls and ceilings or in areas it does not belong.

The first step is to identify where the water is coming from and put a stop to it. It may be a washing machine overflow or a drain backup. If it happens to be a burst or broken pipe then your will have to call a plumber to get the repair done by a professional. After the water has stopped flowing in your home and reeking havoc it now time to start the cleanup. Water extraction happens first then the removal of damaged materials. When everything is cleaned up it is time to start the drying process. This with make sure you don't run into future problems with mold or dry rot.

For any questions please give us a call today. We will help you through the cleanup and claims process. We serve all of York County in South Carolina.

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

We strive to be the best water damage restoration company the Fort Mill / Rock Hill area.

Sprinkler Head Discharge Cleanup Company

1/13/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Sprinkler Head Discharge Cleanup Company Commercial water cleanup.

Commercial Building Sprinkler Cleanup

Most Fort Mill and Rock Hill commercial buildings are required to have a working sprinkler system in place in the event there is a fire. If a fire does happen they are able to go off automatically and hopefully put out the fire. But what does happen some situations is that they malfunction. We have seen where a employee or service tech is doing work and accidentally bumps one and causes it to go off. When this happens it can cause a huge mess. Water will come out very quickly and start to spread throughout the facility. The quicker the water is stopped the less damage the it can cause. We have responded to numerous water damage claims due this very type of situation. If you need assistance with the cleanup of standing water in your commercial building we can help.

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

We are a top rated commercial water damage restoration company for the Fort Mill and Rock Hill area. Our office is located just over the boarder from Charlotte and be onsite quickly to any size claim you may have.

Water Leak In Fort Mill Commercial Building

1/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Leak In Fort Mill Commercial Building Commercial water damage Fort Mill.

Commercial Water Damage Cleanup Company For Fort Mill

When a business has a water damage or flood that affects their property time is of the essence. They cannot wait or shut down operations for a extended period of time. This would be to costly or damaging to them or to the clients that they serve. We understand that they need to get things cleaned up quickly with minimal interruption and continue to operate as well as they can. Our staff is ready to get a water extraction team onsite of any commercial property within hours. 

If you have questions about a flooding or standing water in your Fort Mill commercial property call us today for help.

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

We are a top rated commercial water damage restoration company for the Fort Mill area.  Free inspections are also available if you have a fire damage, mold damage or sewage backup in your facility. For more information about our company you may visit our Facebook page.

Water Heater Leak Cleanup Company

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Heater Leak Cleanup Company Water heater leak cleanup team is ready.

Weather you live in Fort Mill or Rock Hill area, water heaters are having leaks or pipes that break close to the unit. We have been receiving calls from homeowners that the water heaters have malfunctioned and caused major damage to their home. It also doesn't help that most of the time the unit is located in the attic of the home. When this is the case the water travels down multiple levels of the residence and affects multiple floors with the flowing water. If you need help with standing water in your property please give us a call today. We will get a water extraction team out to you quickly.

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

We are ready to help with your hot water heater leak today. For more tips on water cleanup and other SERVPRO services you may also visit our Facebook or LinkedIn page.

 

Bodily Fluid And Trauma Cleanup

1/9/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard Bodily Fluid And Trauma Cleanup We are ready to help with your crime scene cleanup.

The aftermath of a death or suicide can leave family members looking for help. We here at SERVPRO can assist you in your time of need. We specialize in blood cleanup for your residence or commercial property. Our staff is trained to handle and transport bio hazard waste.

Here are some of the bio hazard cleaning services we offer:

-Property cleanup for hoarding

-blood removal and disinfection

-suicide cleanup

-murder cleanup

-natural death cleanup

Call us today to speak with a technician about the type of cleaning service you may need. We will schedule an appointment to do an inspection and provide you with an estimate of charges. We know that crime scene cleaning can be very costly and we want you to know the price before we get started. We will also be willing to work with homeowners on getting the best price for your crime scene or blood cleanup service.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We can almost always give the best price for bio hazard cleanup service. We can help you get the job done for the cheapest price.

Frozen Pipes in Rock Hill

1/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Frozen Pipes in Rock Hill Frozen pipe cleanup team.

Rock Hill Frozen Pipe Cleanup Company

The cold weather is upon us in York County South Carolina. Freezing temperatures and cold winds can cause many problems for homeowners if they are not ready. One problem we hear about is frozen pipes. This happens when the weather stays below freezing for a few days and unprotected water lines freeze. When they freeze they begin to expand and create cracks or breaks in the plumbing line. When that happens the water will begin to flow out and cause damage to your home. 

Before the cold weather affects your plumbing do a check of all the available plumbing lines in your home or business to make sure they are properly insulated. This will help you avoid a plumbing repair in the future and possible claim with your insurance. We hope you stay warm and safe this winter and storm season.

If you do suffer from a frozen pipe water damage we are ready to help.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

 

Toilet Overflow Cleanup For Fort Mill

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Toilet Overflow Cleanup For Fort Mill Sewage back up in Fort Mill.

Fort Mill Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company

A clogged toilet can be a problem that usually can be fixed by a homeowner. But when the toilet backs up or the sewer system has a problem thats when it can get messy. This property in Fort Mill had the sewer system backup into her house. The sewage started to flow from almost every drain in her home. When it finally stopped it had covered the entire floor of the property. The city had to come out and clear the line so the problem would not happen again. After that was fixed we began the cleanup process of removing all the standing water and muck that was everywhere. All the floors were damaged and had to be removed. After the demo was done the cleaning and sanitizing began. We had to make sure that every affected area was cleaned well. When the cleaning was finished we started to dry the home out.

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

If your toilet or sink backs up give us a call. We can handle residential and commercial sewage backups for all of Fort Mill.

We are a top rated sewage backup cleanup company in the Fort Mill community.

Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company Rock Hill

12/30/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Toilet Overflow Cleanup Company Rock Hill Sewage cleanup in Rock Hill

Sewage Water Causes Major Damage

We have had many calls from homeowners in Rock Hill stating that their toilet has overflowed and they need someone to help clean it up. When this happens we know we are in for a messy job. Not only does the nasty water cause damage to the property but the smell can sometimes be overpowering. When you do sewage or also called black water cleanup jobs you must be sure to protect yourself with the proper protection equipment. Black water can contain viruses that can be harmful. 

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

We also handle many other cleanup services for the Rock Hill area like:

- washing machine overflow cleanup

- sink overflow cleanup

- clogged drain overflow

- dishwasher leak or malfunction cleanup

- water heater leak cleanup

We are a top rated sewage cleanup company for Rock Hill South Carolina.

Fort Mill Residents: Fire Damage And Smoke Cleanup

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fort Mill Residents: Fire Damage And Smoke Cleanup Fort Mill fire cleanup company.

Fire Damage Restoration Company For Fort Mill South Carolina

If a fire occurs in your home is can cause a lot of damage. After the fire department leaves is when we come in to help you get things cleaned up. Our staff has done many soot, smoke and odor cleaning projects in Fort Mill for residential and commercial properties. We also work with all insurance companies and will help you throughout the process. If you need a fire inspection at your property call us today. We will send out a technician to inspect the damage and let you know what we find and what things you should expect during the fire cleaning process. We are a top rated fire damage cleanup company for the Fort Mill area.

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

 

Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company Lake Wylie water damage restoration company is ready to help.

Lake Wylie Residents Can Count On SERVPRO

If you live in Lake Wylie or in the area and have had a flood to your home from a water damage claim we can help. We serve all residential and commercial properties in your area. Burst water lines or sink, tub, or washing machine overflows happen every day in York County. Our staff is on call 24/7 and are ready for your water damage emergency call. We can be onsite to most homes within 4 hours to start extracting standing water. If you have questions about water damage claims call us today for help. We will be happy to explain the process and get things under control.

For more information about us you can visit our Facebook page or our water damage video for Lake Wylie.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOsvEQSVA6o

We are a top rated water damage restoration company for Lake Wylie South Carolina.

 

Crawlspace Water Damage Cleanup In River Hills South Carolina

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Crawlspace Water Damage Cleanup In River Hills South Carolina We are ready to help.

River Hills Plantation Restoration Company

Many problems can happen to a crawlspace if it affected by water. One issue is the growth of mold. A wet or high humidity crawlspace is a perfect environment to have microbial growth. If the moisture problem is not corrected the mold will continue to get worse. Another issue is having your insulation becoming wet and start to fall down. We see this a lot with homes that have a burst pipe and spray water all over the area. If this happens you will have to replace all the damaged insulation and properly dry out the affected area. We can handle all the many different problems you may have in your crawlspace.

Here are a few.

-Insulation removal and replacement 

-Mold removal and cleanup

-Vapor barrier installation

-Drying of affected materials

If you need any of these services call us today to schedule an inspection.

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

We are a top rated water damage restoration company for the River Hills community.

 

Get The Mold Out Of Your Crawlspace

12/20/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get The Mold Out Of Your Crawlspace Crawlspace mold removal needed here.

Mold Removal Company For York County

When unwanted water gets into a crawlspace nothing good can happen. Weather its from a broken pipe, ground water of flood it always a good idea to remove it as quick as possible. If not mold will start to grow on the wet surfaces. When that happens you could end up with a severe microbial growth problem. If your crawlspace has this problem we can help. First we will provide you with a free crawlspace inspection to see had bad the situation is. After that you will receive an estimate for the cleanup process. If you agree to the price we will get you on the schedule as quick as possible.

If you any have questions about our company or need more information you can also visit our Facebook page.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

 

Hardwood Water Damage Restoration Company

12/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hardwood Water Damage Restoration Company We are ready to help.

Wet Hardwood Floor Cleanup

Your hardwood floors in your home and water do not mix. If they get wet from a broken pipe or flood they can get damaged if you do not act quick. The first thing you need to do is repair the broken pipe or the water source. Then you need to get as much water removed from on top of the wood flooring and underneath. The water that is trapped between the wood floor and subfloor is the most difficult to remove. We have the equipment that can extract deep down and help get most of the standing water out. After that you need to set up dehumidifiers and air movers to start drying the wet wood flooring out. Once you have reached the proper moisture goal for your wood flooring and no damage has occurred you are good to go.

If you have questions about our services give us a call. We are one of the best water damage restoration companies just south of Charlotte in Fort Mill South Carolina. We will be happy to look at any water damage claim you may have.

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

Also check us out on Facebook.

Washing Machine Overflow In Fort Mill

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Washing Machine Overflow In Fort Mill Washing machine overflows can cause a big mess.

Cleanup of washing machine water damage

Many homeowners have experienced the mess that a malfunctioning washing machine can do to their home. Water can get into flooring and affect multiple rooms when a leak or a broken water or feed line burst. The situation can get even worse if your laundry room is located on the second floor of your home. When that is the case the water will cause damage to two levels of the property and really make for a bad day. Other times you may start the washing machine and leave the home to run errands. If the malfunction happens then it could be a major disaster depending on how much water flowed trough the home.

If you have any type of overflow in your residential property call us today for help. We will get the water extracted quickly and start to help you get your home back to normal.

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

We are a top rated water damage restoration company just south of Charlotte over the border in Fort Mill.

Water Damage In The Palisades Community

12/9/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In The Palisades Community Water affected crawlspace.

Need Emergency Water Damage Cleanup?

If you have had a recent flood in your home we can help with the cleanup process. Here is a quick overview of the water restoration process. The first thing that must be done is stopping the water from affecting your property. After that is done the water extraction and cleanup can begin. If there are any materials that may have gotten damaged from the water they must be removed at this time. After those basic steps are completed you can start the drying process. When the drying is done the repair portion of the job may start.

If you need a inspection from a recent water damage claim call us today.

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

We are a top rated water damage company for the Palisades area.

 

Knightsbridge Neighborhood Water Damage Company

12/8/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Knightsbridge Neighborhood Water Damage Company Home affected by water damage.

Emergency Flood Cleanup For Knightsbridge Residents In Fort Mill

If you have a flood in your home from a broken pipe, dishwasher overflow, toilet backup or any other water disaster we can help. When water gets on flooring it can start to cause damage quickly. Wood floors will start to show signs of high moisture within hours. Tile and vinyl will sometimes hide the water as these products are less porous. Most of the time homeowners do not realize how far the water has traveled due to it runs under the flooring and on top of the subfloor. When we arrive on site to do an inspection we will be able to see the affected area by using moisture meters to see exactly where the water has traveled.

If you have had a recent water damage or flood in your home call us today for quick response.

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

 

Rug Cleaning Company In Fort Mill

12/7/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Rug Cleaning Company In Fort Mill We are ready to get that rug looking good.

Do you have a rug that needs cleaned?

If so call us today about a price. We offer rug cleaning on most rugs. Many homeowners don't realize how quickly a household rug can get dirty. If it is near an entry door or a high traffic area it may need cleaned more often. Another cause may be pets. Pets can leave stains from peeing on the rug. Many pet stains can be removed but sometimes they are set in by the owner by putting the wrong cleaning product on it. Smells are another issue that can affect your rug. Oder from cigarette smoke can get trapped in the rug and continue to smell long after the smoker has left. Pet smells and musty smell can occur just over time.

If you need rug cleaning in the Fort Mill area call us today.

Need Carpet or Rug Cleaning?
Call Today – (803) 324-5780

Who Cleans Up Flood Damage In Anne Springs Close Community?

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who Cleans Up Flood Damage In Anne Springs Close Community? Here to help.

SERVPRO Can Get The Job Done.

Flood damage to home or business can be stressful to a homeowner or business owner. Weather you have a major water damage or just need some carpet extraction we can help. Most of the time property owners are unaware of how far water can travel. When we get on site we will use our moisture meters to see what areas are affected and how wet things have gotten. At that point you will now how much damage you have and if a insurance claim needs to be filed or not.

For more information about our services please give us a call or you can visit our facebook page to see reviews and pictures.

We are happy to serve the Anne Springs Close neighborhoods in South Carolina. If you need an inspection for a recent water damage claim give us a call today.

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

Fire Damage Cleanup Company For Doby's Bridge Community

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup Company For Doby's Bridge Community Call us today for fire cleanup help. 803-324-5780

Soot and Smoke Removal in Doby's Bridge South Carolina

A house fire can happen at any moment. It could be from a cooking accident, electrical, or lightning that can spread soot and smoke throughout the home. After the fire is put out is when the cleanup process can begin. Most of the time the entire home is affected by the smell. All the affected areas must be cleaned and ozoned before the repair process can start.

If you have a house or business fire call us today for help. We will be happy to come out and do a free inspection of the property to see how much damage you have. We will also help you determine if you should file a insurance claim to cover the cost.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage Cleanup?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated fire damage cleanup company for the Doby's Bridge Community.

 

Free Hatchimal Giveaway

12/2/2016 (Permalink)

Community Free Hatchimal Giveaway Hatchimal contest

FREE HATCHIMAL!!! Just in time for the holiday season, we are giving away a Hatchimal to one lucky person. This is one of the most in demand toys of the year! Entering is easy. Simply 'like' our Facebook page and share THIS post to be entered to win. The winner will be announced on December 16th at 4 PM. Good luck to everyone, and Happy Holidays!
(All winners must be local to York County. Tree not included.)

To enter go to our facebook page.

Good luck to all. And have a Happy Holiday season.

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. As a locally owned and operated business, we can provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding immediately to commercial or residential needs.

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

How To Get Rid Of Cigarette Smell In Fort Mill Or Rock Hill

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning How To Get Rid Of Cigarette Smell In Fort Mill Or Rock Hill SERVPRO cleaning team.

Getting The Cigarette Odor Out

To get rid of cigarette smell you must first ask yourself how bad is the smell and how long has someone been smoking in the area. If it is mild you may get away with just cleaning the floors, surfaces, furniture and windows. If it has been going on for a long time you may need the professionals to come in and give the area a ozone treatment.

Ozone has been proven to get rid of cigarette smell from many homes and business. It works by eliminating the irritation caused by phenol gasses, by oxidizing them. Phenol gasses are the part of tobacco that create the offensive odors.

If you have a property in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area that has a cigarette smell that you want removed call us today. 

Need Cigarette Odor Removal Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We would love to come out and get rid of the nasty smell from your home or business.

Catawba Restoration Company In South Carolina

11/29/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Catawba Restoration Company In South Carolina We are ready to help the Catawba community.

Need a emergency water damage company for you home or business?

We offer many restoration services for the Catawba community. Weather you have a water damage, flood, sewage backup, fire damage or need mold removal we can help. We serve all of York County residents.

If your business has been affected by a disaster we can respond quickly to get things cleaned up so you may resume your daily operations. Our office is located in Fort Mill so we can be on site in minutes to inspect any problem you may have. 

If your residents has had a problem we would be happy to come out and do an inspection to see how much damage you have.

If you would like a free inspection for your Catawba home or business call us today to schedule an appointment.

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

We are a top rated water damage restoration company for the Catawba area.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Catawba community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Frozen Pipes Are Coming To Fort Mill

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipes Are Coming To Fort Mill We can help with your frozen pipes in the Fort Mill area.

Flooding From Frozen Pipes May Affect Fort Mill Homeowners And Business

Winter is coming to York County along with cold temperatures at night. If it stays below freezing for a few days problems can start to set in. Pipes that are not properly insulated will freeze. As they are freezing they will start to expand and may put breaks or cracks in the pipe. The water damage won't happen then but it will when that pipe begins to thaw out. Once water is able to move freely it will start to flow out of any breaks and that is when the problems start. At that point you will know you have a serious problem. Depending on how quickly you catch it or the location determines the level of damage that may occur.

If you need help with frozen pipes call us today. We are able to extract any unwanted water in you home and start getting things dry as quick as possible.

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

 

Water Damage Cleanup Company For Doby's Bridge Community

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup Company For Doby's Bridge Community Call us today for service.

Doby's Bridge in Fort Mill South Carolina

If you live in York County area you have probably heard of the fast growing community of Doby's Bridge. In the past few years it has seen major growth. Not only are new homes and large neighborhoods opening up, but major business have started to join in on the growths well. Along with all the new contruction is a new elementary school to help with all the new children moving to the area.

Here at SERVPRO we have already seen an increase in water damage emergency calls to the Doby's Bridge area along with fire damages and sewage backups. With all that new growth we should not be surprised. 

If you need help with a homeowners claim give us a call today for help.

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

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are a top rated water damage cleanup company for Doby's Bridge in Fort Mill,SC.

Lake Ridge Community Water Damage Restoration Company

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Lake Ridge Community Water Damage Restoration Company SERVPRO is read to help in Fort Mill,SC.

Emergency Water Damage Cleanup For Lake Ridge Homeowners

In South Carolina residents suffer from water damage claims just like everybody else. The question is who to call to do the cleanup if that happens to them. SERVPRO has been a proven leader in the restoration industry for a long time. Our local office here in Fort Mill is close so we can respond to any water damage, fire damage, flood or sewage backup you may have. We have the staff and equipment to get things under control and to get your home cleaned up a s quickly as possible.

If you are a Lake Ridge neighborhood resident and have questions about us or our services don't hesitate to call. 

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

We are a top rated water damage cleanup company for the Hawk's Ridge Community in South Carolina.

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Hawk's Creek Neighborhood Water Damage Cleanup Company

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Hawk's Creek Neighborhood Water Damage Cleanup Company We are ready to help.

Need Emergency Water Damage Service?

If you live in Fort Mill South Carolina and suffer from a water damage claim for your home we can help. We are a top rated water damage restoration company for your neighborhood. Because are office is located in York County we can respond quickly to your call.

Our company has been in the area since 2009 and have handled hundreds of emergency calls over the years. No two water jobs are alike and we would take great pride in assisting you with your homeowners claim. We have a great relationship with all major insurance carriers and can provide you top level service you desreve.

For more information about us visit our Facebook page to see more reviews and pictures.

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

We would be happy to help any Hawk's Creek homeowner in South Carolina with any water, fire, mold, sewage or flood damage job you may have.

 

Mold Removal Company In Fort Mill

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Removal Company In Fort Mill We can help get the mold out.

Need to Get the Mold Out?

If you have mold in your home or business we can help. Our staff is trained to get the job done. Mold in crawlspaces is the most common we see in the Fort Mill area. The issue can be caused by a number of ways. One would be a burst pipe that sprays water all over the area and then the wet joists start growing mold over time. Another cause may be from not having a vapor barrier down over the ground that would prevent moisture from rising up and affecting the sub flooring. Also high humidity over the summer has been linked to mold growth.

Whatever the problem is it must be corrected before any mold cleanup can begin. After the problem is fixed we can then come in and remove the mold from your home or business.

If you would like a free inspection on your mold problem give us a call today to schedule an time. We will be happy to come look at any issue you may have.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated mold removal company in Fort Mill.

Have A Water Damage Emergency In Regent Park Area?

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Have A Water Damage Emergency In Regent Park Area? Top rated water damage cleanup company in Regent Park.

Regent Park Water Damage Cleanup Company

Homeowners sometimes have to deal with a flooded home from a burst pipe, toilet overflow, washing machine malfunction, dishwasher leak, sink overflow or drain backup. Many problems can happen in a home to cause you to file a claim. 

The first thing you need to do is stop the cause of the water damage. After that is taken care of it is time to get the unwanted water removed. That is were we at SERVPRO come in. We will come out to your home and start extracting the water right away. If there are any damaged materials at that point they must be removed. Then the dying process can begin. We will set up the dehumidifiers and air movers in all affected areas. We will also work with you and your insurance company to make sure the communication goes smoothly.

If you need a top rated water damage cleanup and restoration company in Regent Park we are ready for your call.

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

Don't wait to long if you have standing water in your home.

Cooking Fires Can Cause Major Damage In Fort Mill

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cooking Fires Can Cause Major Damage In Fort Mill Fire damage cleanup team for Fort Mill.

Need a Fire Damage Cleanup Company In Fort Mill?

With many homeowners cooking for the holidays this year accidents are bound to happen. One may happen by leaving something in the oven to long and smoke starts to come out into the home. Or you get distracted with all the family or kids running around the home and leave the kitchen for just a second. That is all it takes some times. The next thing you know you could have a small kitten fire or even worse a total fire loss.

House fires in Fort Mill are more common during the winter months and we are ready to help with the cleanup process. Our staff is trained with cleaning soot off a structure and getting the odor out. We also handle the cleaning of all affected contents as well.

If you would like a free fire damage inspection in Fort Mill, give us a call today to set up a appointment. We would be happy to come out and give our assessment of how much damage you have in your home or business.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated fire damage cleanup company in Fort Mill.

What To Do If Your Have A Flooded Home In Rock Hill

11/28/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do If Your Have A Flooded Home In Rock Hill Give us a call today for questions about a water damage claim you may have.

Flooded Home Cleanup Company In Rock Hill

Dealing with a water damage claim can be a lot for a homeowner in York County. First you have to get all the water extracted from the floors of your home. Next all the damaged materials have to be removed. Then the drying process can begin. During this time  you will be in contact with your insurance company to make sure you have the proper coverage and what limits you have. At some point a field adjuster may come on site to get a first hand look at how much damage was caused. While he is there he can answer questions you may have and take pictures and do a scope to determine a repair estimate. Once the home is dry you can move forward with the repair portion of the job.

We are always here also to answer any questions you may have about a water damage claim. We can also help the communication between you and your insurance company go smoothly.

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

 

Industrial Accident Cleaning Company

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Industrial Accident Cleaning Company We are here to help.

Commercial Biohazard Cleanup for Rock Hill, Fort Mill area.

If your business or corporation has a workplace accident involving a workplace suicide, robberies with injuries, homicide or industrial accident involving blood or biohazard material we can help with the cleanup. Our staff is trained on getting things cleaned up properly and quickly so your business may resume operation. 

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime on a job site or office setting. We can respond to your blood or trauma emergency at anytime of the day. Our staff is always on call and ready to assist. 

If you would like a free biohazard inspection please call us today. We will be happy to come out to your facility and provide you with a estimate on the cleanup costs. We have been told that we are the most reasonably priced biohazard company in the York County South Carolina area.

We are a top rated blood and trauma cleanup company for the Rock Hill Fort Mill area.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Need a Blood or Trauma Cleanup Company in Rock Hill?

11/23/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need a Blood or Trauma Cleanup Company in Rock Hill? We are here to help.

Rock Hill biohazard cleanup 

If you have had someone pass away at your residents we are here to help. We know that that there is a lot involved when a family member or friend passes away. The situation is always tense and we understand that patience and understanding for the family members is our top priority. 

If it was natural a death or crime related we can handle the cleanup process for Rock Hill residents. We will do a free inspection and provide you with a estimate for the cleanup.

Here is a list of our biohazard cleanup services for Rock Hill:

- Crime scene cleanup

- Suicide cleanup

- Blood cleanup

- Homicide cleanup

- Death cleanup

- Teargas cleanup

If you live in the Rock Hill area and would like us to give you a free estimate call us today.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are a top rated blood and biohazard cleanup company in Rock Hill.

To see more information about our services visit our Facebook page.

House Fire Cleanup Company In Fort Mill

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage House Fire Cleanup Company In Fort Mill Fort Mill Fire Damage Team.

Need a top rated fire damage restoration and cleanup company for Fort Mill?

We are ready to help. A house or business fire is never a good thing. The damage and stress it can cause to the homeowners or business owner can sometimes be overwhelming. We here at SERVPRO have the tools, equipment and training to get things cleaned up as soon as possible. We will work with you and your insurance company to make sure that all parties are on the same page and the communication continues throughout the process.

Call us today to come out and do a free fire damage inspection of your property. We will help you with any questions you may have about the cleanup process or who to contact regarding coverage and insurance.

Remember that even a small fire in a home or business can cause soot to go throughout the entire property. 

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We strive to be the best fire damage cleanup company in Fort Mill.

For more information check us out on Facebook

Water Extraction For Wet Carpet In Fort Mill South Carolina

11/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Extraction For Wet Carpet In Fort Mill South Carolina Call us today for questions you may have about wet carpet in your home or business.

Who to call to extract wet carpet from a water damage?

Here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County we can help you get the water out of carpeting and off your flooring. If you just have a small area affected you probably can handle it yourself. But if water covers the entire room or multiple rooms you may want to give us a call. Not only will the carpet be wet but the pad will be soaked to. Also if you may have water running down below to a crawlspace or a lower level in your home or business. That is when it can get really difficult as a homeowner to handle and the cleanup and drying process may need a professional to take on the task.

If you feel that the job is to big please give us a call and we can come out and take a look to see how big of a area is affected. 

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

I need a top rated water damage restoration company for Fort Mill

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage I need a top rated water damage restoration company for Fort Mill SERVPRO in Fort Mill South Carolina

That is what most people say into their smartphone when they need help.

If that is what you are looking for, we can help. SERVPRO is ready to help you with any size water damage disaster you may have.

Flooding and water damage events at Fort Mill residential and commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility or home.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Residential Water Damage Restoration

We are able to walk you through the process of a homeowners water damage claim. You may many questions which we will help answer or let you know who to contact throughout the process. Since we work with many different insurance companies we have  probably work with yours. Call us today for any questions you may have or to get started on a recent water damage claim.

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

Locally Owned and Operated
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any-sized water and flood damage emergencies.

 

 

Factors to consider when faced with a biohazard cleanup in York County

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Factors to consider when faced with a biohazard cleanup in York County We are ready to help with any size biohazard cleanup.

Biohazard Cleanup Company for York County

If you are faced with a biohazard cleanup, such as a trauma scene, sewage backup, or hoarding situation, here are some key factors to consider:

Avoid exposure to any contaminants present. There are serious health risks associated with exposure to blood, bodily fluids, animal waste, sewage, and other biohazardous materials. Treat all potentially hazardous materials as if they are contaminated.
Assess ways to secure your personal safety and contain the situation, such as turning off the HVAC system and avoiding standing water or sagging ceilings.


Before attempting to clean up a trauma scene yourself, particularly when it involves a loved one, consider the long-term mental and emotional consequences of doing so. The cleanup process can be emotional and traumatic in itself. Biohazard cleanup professionals are trained to deal with trauma situations with compassion and discretion.


If you would like assistance with a biohazard cleanup, our trained professionals can assess the situation, provide a no-cost estimate, and clean the affected areas and dispose of the waste in accordance with federal and state regulations.

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services in York County?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

We are a top rated biohazard cleanup company for York County.

Biohazard Cleanup Company For Rock Hill

10/11/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard Cleanup Company For Rock Hill Call today for biohazard cleanup.

Who to call in Rock Hill for Biohazard Cleanup?

When you need a plan for emergency Biohazard clean up and disinfection, SERVPRO® of Rock Hill & York County has professionals on call.

We are saddened that our wonderful customers occasionally have to find help for bio hazard cleanup, but are grateful that we have the opportunity to help.

Biohazard cleanup may involve bodily fluids, sewage, rodent feces and many other contaminates that have to be handled with care. Our certified professionals use proper personal protective equipment to protect themselves from spreading possible illness.

Please call SERVPRO® of Rock Hill & York County for a free estimate and leave bio hazard clean up to the professionals.

Highly Trained Restoration Specialists
Our SERVPRO Professionals are highly trained in property restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO's Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, our Professionals are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. The SERVPRO training program includes the follow:

IICRC Training
Employee Certification Training
Initial Franchise Training
e-Learnings
Continuing Education Classes

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Top rated biohazard cleanup company for Rock Hill and the surrounding area.

We are ready for your emergency biohazard cleanup job.

How to Avoid Stove Top Fire Damage in Baxter Village Fort Mill

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Avoid Stove Top Fire Damage in Baxter Village Fort Mill We are ready to help.

Attended Cooking and Keeping Safety Materials Nearby Can Help Prevent Fires From Originating in a Kitchen


Cooking tops and stoves have been used by civilizations with advanced metal or stone work for thousands of years, as it is a simple enough concept: a plate or surface is heated by open flame sufficient to cook and burn any food placed upon it. However, these essential appliances also carry a fair bit of risk and are one of the most common causes of fire damage in homes worldwide. Smoke alarms in kitchens are regularly placed directly above the stove so as to react quickly to any fires that start on it. Stoves can cause fire damage large and small, sometimes leading to total loss of the home, so avoiding dangerous practices around them is essential for your home's safety.

Always Mind Food

A common source of fire damage in Fort Mill is food left cooking unattended on stoves. Even if you are minding time and have a timer set up for its cooking, being out of the room while something is cooking is never a good idea and can lead to fires. Especially with oily or dry foods, food items left on stovetops can burst into flame very quickly, spreading to nearby wooden cabinets and walls. Safe cooking involves regular monitoring of food on the stove, and this is essential in kitchen fire prevention.

Watch Where You Put Things

Another common cause of fires is when a resident leaves a fabric cooking item, such as a potholder, laying on a hot stove. Any object left on a stove has a risk of starting a fire, and a hot stove top should never be used as a resting place for anything. Simply use the counter that is likely only a few feet away.

Keep Safety Materials Nearby

If worst comes to worst and a fire starts on a stove, make sure you have a smoke detector nearby and a fire extinguisher in the room. Damaging the stove with extinguisher materials should be the least of your concerns, so don't hold back. Above all, mitigating further damage from the fire is essential, and crucial to this is stopping any small fires in their tracks.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service
Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

We are a top rated fire damage cleanup company for Fort Mill.

What You Should do if You've had Residential Fire Damage in Fort Mill

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What You Should do if You've had Residential Fire Damage in Fort Mill We are ready to help with any size fire damage claim.

What You Should Do When Dealing with Fire Damage in Your Home


Life has enough interruptions and bumps along the way without the unwanted disaster of a Fort Mill house fire. The aftermath is almost as bad but much longer-lasting. Even small fires can merit the use of a professional restoration company. Cooking fires that spread beyond the stove, barbecue grills that go haywire, and even small appliances that catch fire can cause damage to surrounding areas.

Small Fires can Pose High Risks

While you should never pour water on a grease fire, nor on an electrical one, many times that is a person's first reaction anywhere. This can cause even more damage. Cooking fires and electrical shorts are common causes of Fort Mill fire damage. It can also create physical risks to people standing nearby. With grease fires, baking soda should be poured into the skillet and any grease or oil that has caught fire outside of the cooking pan or skillet instead of water.

With electrical fires, the appliance should be unplugged if it can be safely done, but not by pulling on the cord. This can cause the cord to snap, leaving the plug, without the cord, still in the outlet. The power to the area where this is happening should be shut off at the fuse box as quickly as possible to eliminate the hazard.

After the Fire is Out, It's Time to Repair the Damage

When there's been a localized fire, you should have someone assess the damages for you. This can often help with insurance documentation. Landlords, if you are renting, will also appreciate if you inform them of the fire, and they can see the damage for themselves. It is every landlord's worst nightmare to have a fire or flood damage their properties. If they can see the amount of damage, they can rest easier knowing the extent of the repairs required. Fires do happen, through nobody's fault, and your landlord will know this.

Damage can range from blackened walls and countertops to heavily burned surfaces, electrical wires being damaged and requiring replacement, to floors suffering damage so severe they must be replaced to be safe again. Having experts conduct the repairs needed can greatly facilitate insurance claims being resolved, as well.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage in Fort Mill? Call Today (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

Top rated fire damage cleanup company in Fort Mill South Carolina.

8 Things to do before a Severe Storm arrives in Rock Hill South Carolina

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 8 Things to do before a Severe Storm arrives in Rock Hill South Carolina Storm cleanup for Rock Hill.

Be ready for a storm in Rock Hill

The Rock Hill area is known for its whacky weather. And while some might not believe it, Rock Hill has experienced tornado, flood, wind and hail damage in recent years. Here are some tips we recommend to keep yourself safe during a storm.

1. Build an emergency kit and a communication plan.

2. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm.

3. Postpone outdoor activities.

4. Go indoors if you hear thunder shortly after hearing lightning, remember the 30/30 rule. Go indoors if you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder.

5. Secure objects that could blow away or cause damage (trash cans, toys).

6. Remember, rubber soled shoes and rubber tires provide no protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.

7. Shutter windows and secure outside doors. If shutters are not available, close window blinds, shades or curtains.

8. Unplug any electronic equipment well before the storm arrives.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources
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 Rock Hill community. We are also part of a national network of 1,650 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

Need a top rated water damage restoration company for Rock Hill?

Call us today for help.

How to prepare your Fort Mill South Carolina business for flooding

9/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial How to prepare your Fort Mill South Carolina business for flooding We are ready to help.

Floods can cause major damage to Fort Mill businesses

With over 40 years of experience, SERVPRO Franchise professionals have restored flood damaged homes and businesses from coast to coast. Here are our SERVPRO approved tips for preparing your business for a flood.

BEFORE THE FLOOD

Have a qualified professional elevate the furnace, water heater, electric panel if susceptble to flooding.
Install Check valves in sewer traps to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your business.
Seal walls in basements with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
Arrange to have a free Emergency Ready profile made for your business in advance so if the flood does happen, then you will be able to manage the restoration process remotely.
Make sure you have flood insurance, flood insurance takes 30 days to get into affect so it is imperative that you have it long before you need it.
Document your business. Take quality pictures of vehicles, computers, inventory and office set up. You'll be glad you have this later.


During the flood:

Turn off utilities at the main switches, or valves if instructed to do so.
Disconnect electrical appliances.
Do not touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water.
Do not walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can make you fall.


After the Flood

Listen for news reports to learn if the communities water supply is safe to drink. 
Avoid floodwaters. Water may be contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Water may also be electrically charged.
Stay out of any Fort Mill building if it is surrounded by flood waters.
Return to the business only when authorities indicate it is safe.

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services
When it comes to Fort Mill commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County responds quickly to your Fort Mill business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises.

We are a top rated commercial water damage company in Fort Mill.

Water Damage in Newport South Carolina - What to Do Until Help Arrives

9/27/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Newport South Carolina - What to Do Until Help Arrives Newport South Carolina residents can count on SERVPRO.

Tips if you have a water damage claim in Newport or York County

Anytime there is an emergency in your home your primary focus should be safety. Ask yourself, is it safe to stay in your house?

If you have suffered water damage, there could be dangers from electrical appliances short-circuiting to something as simple as a slip and fall on a wet surface.

If you can remain in the home safely, there are a few things you can do until help arrives:

1. Wipe excess water from wood furniture and remove lamps or any kind of content that may be sitting on top of it.

2. Remove wet upholstery cushions from couches.

3. Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between the legs of furniture and any wet surfaces.

4. Remove colored rugs from wet carpet.

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

We are a top rated water damage restoration company in the Newport area. We can handle any size water damage claim. We also work with your insurance company and the local adjuster to make sure it is a smooth process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Newport community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

If you feel that you need help with a water damage from a burst pipe call us now with questions. 

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.

Storms, the aftermath. The mold they can bring to your Riverwalk Home

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Storms, the aftermath. The mold they can bring to your Riverwalk Home We are here to help the Riverwalk community.

After the Storm Is Over - Water Damage and Mold in your Riverwalk South Carolina home.

Often, mold growth begins anywhere from 2-3 days after a storm causes water damage. Mold is a harmful issue, and it can cause damage to your health, home and the contents within your Riverwalk home in Rock Hill before you even notice that your house has mold growth. The longer a house is exposed to storm water damage and the air spores that spread mold, the more difficult it will be to remove the mold. Common signs of mold growth include musty odors and discolored surfaces.

People who have allergies, asthma, immunodeficiency disorders, respiratory problems and weakened immune system are especially sensitive to the health effects of mold. Those who are exposed to mold may have symptoms such as:

Difficulty breathing.
Irritated eyes or skin.
Fungal lung infections.
Migraine headaches.
Nasal congestion.

Act Fast

Our highly trained mold removal technicians use the latest technology and tools to quickly address your mold problem in a manner that effectively removes mold colonies. Unlike DIY techniques, our professional service does not carry the risk of improperly removing mold, saving customers from dealing with further damage, health problems, costs and inconvenience. We are also licensed to handle lead, asbestos and other dangerous materials that we may come across during the mold removal process.

We are available 24 per day. Before your appointment, be sure to:
Inventory damaged and missing goods for your insurance claim.

Throw away all sealed and unsealed food and beverage touched by storm flood waters.
Open windows and doors.
Refrain from using electrical devices until it is safe.
Remove standing water when possible.
Use dehumidifiers and fans to ventilate your home.
Our mold removal technician will also determine if any contents in your home are salvageable. However, porous items that are wet for over 48 hours and cannot be completely dried and cleaned must be thrown away, such as carpet, carpet padding, ceiling tiles, clothing, drywall, floor tiles, insulation, leather goods, paper, upholstery, wallpaper and wood items.

When our service technician arrives, he will:
Apply biocides.
Decide whether or not you can safely stay in your house during the mold remediation process.
Determine if additional ventilation and containment is needed.
Look for mold in the HVAC system and biological hazards in the home.
Test for any additional mold after completing removal process.
Use quick structural drying techniques.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

We are a top rated water damage and mold removal company for the Riverwalk community in Rock Hill,SC.

Springfield South Carolina Smoke & Soot Cleanup

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Springfield South Carolina Smoke & Soot Cleanup We are ready to help.

The Springfield Community Can Count On SERVPRO

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.

Smoke and soot facts:

Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.


Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.


Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated and we are proud to be part of the Springfield community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

Fire Damage Restoration for a Newport South Carolina Home

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration for a Newport South Carolina Home We can help.

How SERVPRO Can Help You Restore Your Fire Damaged Newport Home
In the event that your home in Newport suffers fire damage, you may be struggling to complete the restoration process. As many homeowners know, there are numerous tasks that you must complete to get back on your feet and restore your property. Some of those tasks include meeting with insurance agents, doing an inventory of damaged materials, and dealing with the emotions that result from enduring a traumatic event. The above steps are valid for a small, localized fire event. You may need to hire a professional fire damage restoration company like SERVPRO to assess damages and complete the fire damage restoration process. If there is any depth to the fire damage, allow SERVPRO to communicate with your insurance adjuster and do an on-site assessment and inspection of the fire damage in your Newport home. A proper water removal, drying, cleanup and repair plan than can be professionally initiated.

What To Do Before The Fire Damage Restoration Company Arrives

You can, if the fire was minor, make sure the main circuit breaker has been turned off. As you think about starting the cleanup process during the fire aftermath, you may be wondering if there are any cleanup activities you should leave to the professionals. The answer is yes. Probably most, or all of the clean up. One activity you should avoid completing on your own is the cleaning of any damaged furniture. There are specific cleaning techniques required for furniture as a result of fire damage. Also, be sure to avoid washing papered or painted walls that may have been impacted by smoke. Attempting to complete this work on your own can generate soot staining issues that will compound the repair and cost of the restoration. Finally, do not attempt to clean carpets and fabrics damaged by smoke or fire on your own. The home repair and restoration process should be completed by professionals.

Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You

Once your home in Newport has been impacted by fire damage, it's critically important that you obtain excellent, expedient remediation services from a highly qualified company like SERVPRO. By communicating with you and your insurance company an efficient, cost-effective plan of action can immediately start. Our commitment to excellence, training with IICRC certification, and equipment have made us the industry leader with over 1,650 franchises. Allow us to release you from unwanted stress and get you back home.

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 and we are proud to be part of the Newport community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

Water Removal For Riverwalk Residents In Rock Hill

9/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal For Riverwalk Residents In Rock Hill We are proud to help the Riverwalk community with any size water damage.

The Riverwalk community has water damage emergencies

SERVPRO Takes Charge of the Situation to Prevent Further Damage
In Rock Hill, we are accustomed to floods, intense thunderstorms, flooding and other destructive natural forces that can wreak havoc on our homes and businesses. In addition to natural disasters, busted or frozen pipes, leaking pipelines, and other in-home accidents can occur and ruin not only your day but compromise the interior of your home and your belongings.

The Importance of Water Removal

If you have experienced Riverwalk water damage that requires water removal, we offer a range of services for both residential and commercial properties. It is important to remember that when you are left with standing water or the remains of receding water, the damage does last and must be addressed immediately.

Waterlogged furniture, flooring, drywall damage, the potential for mold growth, and other unsafe conditions remain. The effects of water damage require the work of professional water removal and restoration experts. This is where SERVPRO can help you!

Water Restoration Professionals

We proudly serve our customers with the goal of ensuring that your home or business receives the care and restoration that it needs.

Our Services include:
• Water Removal
• Storm Damage Cleaning and Restoration
• 24-Hour Emergency Services
• Locally Owned and Operated
• Professional Equipment and Restoration Services
• Mold Remediation

Water Removal, Damage Mitigation, and Cleanup

SERVPRO begins the process with an immediate and thorough assessment of the damage in order to meet your needs. From water removal, cleaning up damage, and inspecting the structure's integrity, our IICRC certified technicians will professionally clean and even replace damaged property.

Our process of water removal and drying include the use of thermal scanning and other high tech high tech equipment and tools for the best results.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Riverwalk community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

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

Riverview 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Riverview 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Water damage in Riverview needs quick response.

Water Damage Cleanup Company For Riverview South Carolina

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York county is available 24 hours a day for 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.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 803-324-5780
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 of Rock Hill & York County 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)?

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Riverview community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are a top rated water damage restoration company in Riverview South Carolina.

Appliance Overflow Cleanup Services in Lake Wylie

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Appliance Overflow Cleanup Services in Lake Wylie SERVPRO can help with any size water damage claim you may have in Lake Wylie.

Cleanup for Appliance Overflows

All appliances which utilize water should be inspected on a regular basis to assess the need for replacement or repairs. What starts as a slow drip or leak can possibly lead to appliance flooding, water damage, and even mold damage.

SERVPRO in Lake Wylie offers water damage restoration, water extraction, structural drying, and appliance leak cleanup for:

Water Heater Burst
Washing Machine Overflow or Hose Burst
A/C Unit Drain Overflow
Refrigerator and Ice Maker Overflow
Dishwasher Overflow
Contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County if you notice appliance leaks, flooding, or failure. One of our highly trained professionals will be dispatched to your location in our York County service area.

Why Choose SERVPRO?

24/7 Emergency Service
On Site In About An Hour
IICRC Certified Restoration Crews
Insurance Billed Direct
Cleanup Services for Plumbing Overflow

We also offer services for water damage caused by leaky pipes, burst pipes, frozen pipes, and clean up from drain, sink, toilet, and water heater overflows.

Our plumbing overflow cleanup services include:

Burst and Frozen Pipe Overflow Cleanup
Drain & Sink Overflow Cleanup
Toilet Overflow Cleanup
Shower & Tub Overflow Cleanup

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

Locally Owned and Operated
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lake Wylie community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are a top rated water damage cleanup company for Lake Wylie and are ready to help.

How To Handle a Home or Business Fire In Newport South Carolina

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Handle a Home or Business Fire In Newport South Carolina We are ready to help.

Newport Fire Damage Can Be Restored by SERVPRO


Fires can be terrifying and life changing. Not only do they erase the value of your home, but severe fires can also completely derail your life and destroy your possessions in just a few minutes. Plus, you have to consider the effects caused by firefighters and other specialists assessing the scene. Now, your beautiful home is dealing with soot, ash, structural damage, and even water damage. It's easy to feel helpless when you're dealing with these situations, but they don't always have to be bleak. Our service professionals understand how to renovate or restore your home to its pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened." Our friendly and professional staff has to provide a fire damage assessment that determines what we can do to help.

Why You Should Call SERVPRO for a Fire Damage Assessment
We've seen a lot of fire damage in Dallas, and a few things about handling the situation stand out. First, don't start cleaning your home; leave it just like it is. Secondly, call your homeowner's insurance company and determine what your coverage limits are for fire damage, and to have an adjuster come out to estimate the repair costs. This can help you afford to repair and restore your home back to normal. Third, give us a call. We can begin the cleanup process, determine what kinds of damages there are, and whether or not you can safely enter your home. After that, upon agreement, we'll start working, determining the best materials, equipment, and clean-up gear that we'll need to fix your home.

What Does SERVPRO Actually Assess in a Fire Emergency Situation?
We perform a large number of checks to ensure that your home is safe. First, we scan for superficial, surface damages that could be problematic in the future. Often, shingles melt, siding is destroyed, and many surfaces are covered with smoke, soot, and ash. We often advise our customers to take pictures to capture damages to show their insurance agent. We can also provide photos during our assessment.

The second, more important part of the assessment determines if there is any internal damage to your home. This could include your walls, roof, floors, joists, flooring, ducts, ventilation systems, windows, sinks, wiring, plumbing and more. Fire damage can make your home unlivable unless the situation is addressed.

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

We are a top rated fire damage cleanup company for Newport South Carolina.

Discovering Water Damage in Your India Hook South Carolina Home

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Discovering Water Damage in Your India Hook South Carolina Home We are ready to help you with any size water damage claim.

Indian Hook Water Damage Insurance Claim Tips

If you discover a water leak in your home, the first few minutes are critical. The top priority is to avoid panic and focus on getting the source of the water stopped. The most common water leaks in a home can be traced to the kitchen or a bathroom.

Most all common water supplies in a residence have a cut-off valve nearby and all valves can be turned off with a clockwise turn. If the source of the leak is your washing machine, the valves to turn off the flow are located behind the machine. Do not disconnect the hoses. Instead, turn off the water flow where the hoses are connected in the wall.

In the kitchen, you will find shut-off values for the faucet under the sink. This is also where you will most likely find the shut-off valve for an ice maker, if your freezer is equipped with one. The valve that controls your sink is usually the same valve that provides flow to your dishwasher. In a bathroom, cutoff valves are below the sink and may be within a sink cabinet if you have one. The supply line for the toilet is commonly located under and behind the seat.

A water heater can also be the source of your leak. If it is a gas tank, turn off the gas supply first then turn off the water. The water supply valve is usually located near or above the top of the tank.

Stopping the leak at its source as quickly as possible will minimize damage to cabinets, floors, walls and contents. Within a single minute, several gallons of water can flow into your home and saturate anything in its path, including adjacent rooms.

Some leaks cannot be stopped with an inside valve so the water supply to your house has to be interrupted. Lines carrying water into your home come from a main line outside that can usually be found close to the street where your water meter is located.

Flooding or Water Damage in India Hook? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned and Operated
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the India Hook community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

We are a top rated water damage restoration company for India Hook homeowners.

Water Removal - For More Than Just Flooding In Lake Wylie

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal - For More Than Just Flooding In Lake Wylie We are here to help.

Water Damage Removal and Restoration in Lake Wylie


Beginning with you discovering that water has developed a presence in your living space and making the call to SERVPRO for assistance in fixing the problem, SERVPRO will do everything possible to ensure that your home or property gets back to its original condition, fast. We can also help you with residual water removal and drying when you've discovered water damage in your dwelling's interior walls, floors, ceilings, and other structures, including carpeting and other flooring types. We are IICRC trained and certified with substantial levels of experience.

If you own property in Lake Wylie and need water removal work completed, SERVPRO can handle all types of work, large and small. We know that even small areas in your home that become flooded due to an overflowing sink, tub, or toilet can quickly create a paradise for mold and bacteria. Complete water removal is required to stop these pathogens from growing and becoming a problem in any home or business.

Depending on the extent and location of the water, we will use equipment ranging from a sump pump to commercial grade wet vacs to large truck mounted pumps that will rapidly extract any standing water. For water that has seeped into porous materials, we employ heating units that evaporate the moisture, then ventilate with air movers to remove it from your property and push it to the outdoors.

When it comes to belongings that have become waterlogged, we will remove these items to a dry, and safe, location, to extract the moisture in various ways to ensure that they are preserved as well as possible. This can include books, papers, clothing, paintings, photographs, and even delicate wooden items that are used as décor in your home and may warp when exposed to high humidity levels. Clothing may end up bleeding onto other items, and also may develop mildew spots.

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

Faster To Any Size Water Emergency
When water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Lake Wylie residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your water emergency.

Lake Wylie water damage emergency team is ready to help.

Clover Flood Damage Requires Fast Water Extraction

9/13/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Clover Flood Damage Requires Fast Water Extraction Flood damage cleanup for Clover South Carolina.

Your Home Is Restored After Flood or Water Damage By SERVPRO

There’s never a right time for a flood or water damage in Clover to penetrate your business or your home. In business, any time spent cleaning up results in lost revenue. For homes, families become displaced, confused and homeless. If an emergency situation arises in your business or home, give us a call, and we’ll be there fast with the help you need. We are professionals with the training, experience, and equipment to handle all sized commercial and residential flood emergencies. No matter when your water emergency occurs, we will respond quickly to mitigate its damage and see it through to its completion.

If you encounter any flood damage in Clover, we are available. You need an experienced company that can respond immediately. We have the expertise to restore your property properly. We use advanced inspection techniques and extraction and drying solutions, which are designed to help find the moisture and to remove it quickly. Our highly trained, certified IICRC technicians will monitor and document the drying process to help get your property back to a pre-flood condition. "Like it never even happened."

We are locally owned and operated. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. A quick response lessens any secondary damage to materials or mold growth, limits further damage and reduces cost. We are available with 24-hour emergency services, seven days a week, including holidays. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry. As trained ASD water damage specialists, we can quickly get your home or business dried thoroughly. Our scientific drying principles make us leaders in our industry. To ease your worries, we can supply validation and documentation that your property is dry, and our remediation job is complete. Guaranteed in writing.

We specialize in restoring contents damaged by flooding, fire, water, or mold. We believe in a “restore” versus “replace.” This principle can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We will confer with you as we pre-test your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the flood damage. After protecting and securing the structure, our professionals can begin the process of restoring your home or business. We provide a full range of services, including pack-outs and temporary storage, that will help bring your property back to order.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Clover community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Common Types of Leaks in Riverview Water Damaged Homes

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Types of Leaks in Riverview Water Damaged Homes Riverview residents can count on SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Deal With All Types of Water Leaks In Riverview South Carolina


Leaks are one of the most expensive types of damage that can happen to a home, but also one of the least detected. It often takes months or even years for leaks to cause visual damage, but by that point, it's too late to take preventative measures. Leaks can weaken structures, waste water, dissolve building materials, create dangerous compounds, and foster mold growth. These are some of the most common leaks we encounter on typical residential calls, and how they start.

Pipe Leaks

Pipe leaks, in cabinets, behind walls, or anywhere else, are one of the most common sources of water damage in Riverview South Carolina. Pipes are often deliberately placed out of view of occupants, so when one develops a leak, it can be a very long time before anyone notices. These leaks often occur close to normally dry wood and fabric, and once these are consistently soaked by leaking water, they can lose structural integrity or even develop patches of mold growth. In extreme cases, residents sometimes only learn of these leaks when part of their ceiling crashes down into the living room.

Sink, Shower, and Tub Leaks

These leaks are often much more violent and much more noticeable than a pipe leak because they are usually caused by a resident in some way. As such, they have less potential for long-term water damage, but can be a big problem and cause a bigger mess.


Water Tanks and Heaters

When water heaters or tanks leak, the damage is fortunately usually contained mostly to the container itself rather than immediate surroundings. However, large volumes of water are contained in them regardless, and if the entire contents leak out in an area, they may cause severe damage to surrounding objects and materials.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Riverview community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Water Damage? SERVPRO Tips For Detecting Water Damage In Springfield,SC

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage? SERVPRO Tips For Detecting Water Damage In Springfield,SC SERVPRO can help with any size water damage claim.

SERVPRO Tips to Handle Water Damage


One little-known fact about water damage is that it often goes unnoticed. It is especially overlooked if the home is older, has been repainted, or might have an underground or internal leak. The problem is that water damage wrecks a house, and if there is enough water, mold and other microbial can take over a home, causing thousands of dollars worth of damages and even health effects that degrade your quality of life.

Water damage in the Springfield neighborhood is a common problem. Sometimes in older homes, you have to be able to discover water damages subtly to ensure that you're saving yourself as much headache as possible (plus repairs will cost substantially less). There are several big signs to look for; including just using your eyes and other senses. SERVPRO knows that it can be difficult to spot these problems all the time, which is why we always walk through a house completely to diagnose problem areas.

Here are a few of the easiest ways to spot water damage in your home:

- Look for stains on the ceiling or wallpaper

This is often the easiest, most tell-tale sign of a serious leak. When you start seeing stains on your ceilings or walls, call our professionals to mitigate your costs. We'll even prove that we've repaired the source of the damage.

- Buckled floors, walls, or ceiling tiles almost always lead to leaks

If your floors are buckling, you probably have a severe problem. Most of the time, this type of water damage is caused by slow water leaks through shower lines, water lines under the house, or even water main damage seeping up through the foundation.

-Look for cracks in the foundation or other crumbling areas

If you see crumbling wood, cracked foundations, or cracks in your walls or ceiling, this could indicate water infiltration.

-If it's a bad leak, you can often hear it

If you can sense a leak, trust your gut. Use your ears to find these kinds of leaks by turning off all electronics during a rainstorm (even your central heat/air). Usually, leaks are very prominent, distinct, and easy to locate.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Springfield community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

What to Avoid After Flood Damage In Regent Park South Carolina

9/12/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Avoid After Flood Damage In Regent Park South Carolina Homeowners in Regent Park suffer water damage.

How and What to Avoid After Flood Damage Strikes


Flood damage typically leaves homes upturned, out of order, and a mess to even the trained eye. In addition to destroyed objects and obvious hazards, there can be many unseen, undetectable hazards in a home following a flood. Many homeowners hurt themselves or their family by being too careless in the aftermath of a flood, and knowing what is off-limits could save your life. Here are some objects and places to avoid following any flood damage.

Basements

A basement is usually the most heavily damaged room in a home recently hit by flood damage in Regent Park. Water naturally seeks out the lowest point in an area; in your home, this is going to be the basement. Basements can pool up water and are often cut off from sunlight, creating perfect conditions for the breeding of harmful bacteria and viruses, and also mold. To be safe, avoid the basement unless otherwise directed by one of our technicians or representatives.

Furniture

Furniture should not be used following a flood, although drying it out may be a good idea. SERVPRO suggests to separate pillows and cushions from the bodies and try to place a layer of material between furniture legs and the floor. However, using furniture is typically a bad idea, for both comfort and your safety.

Heavily Damaged Areas

After violent floods, an area of your home may exhibit signs of heavy damage. Such areas commonly contain broken glass and ceramics, hazardous materials, bits of metal, and overall contain physical dangers to your health. If an area is obviously heavily damaged, let our trained technicians handle it, and save the dirty work for those who have handled it before.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources
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 Regent Park community. We are also part of a national network of 1,650 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

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! 

Compulsive Hoarding In Rock Hill And Tega Cay Area

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning Compulsive Hoarding In Rock Hill And Tega Cay Area Hoarding can be cleaned up by SERVPRO.

Hoarding Cleanup For York County

Since about the year 2000, hoarding and hoarder have entered our shared public vocabulary and are now firmly fixed as elements of popular culture. Compulsive hoarding, also known by medical professionals as hoarding disorder, is a pattern of behavior that is characterized by excessive acquisition and an inability or unwillingness to discard large quantities of objects that cover the living areas of the home and cause significant distress or impairment. Compulsive hoarding behavior has been associated with health risks, impaired functioning, economic burden, and adverse effects on friends and family members. When clinically significant enough to impair functioning, hoarding can prevent typical uses of space, enough so that it can limit activities such as cooking, cleaning, moving through the house, and sleeping. It can also put the individual and others at risk of fires, falling, poor sanitation, and other health concerns. Compulsive hoarders may be aware of their irrational behavior, but the emotional attachment to the hoarded objects far exceeds the motive to discard the items.

Compulsive hoarding in its worst forms can cause fires, unsanitary conditions (such as rat and roach infestations), and other health and safety hazards.

Listed below are possible symptoms hoarders may experience:

1. They hold onto a large number of items that most people would consider useless or worthless:

Junk mail, old catalogs and newspapers
Worn out cooking equipment
Things that might be useful for making crafts
Clothes that might be worn one day
Broken things or trash
"Freebies" or other promotional products
2. Their home is cluttered to the point where many parts are inaccessible and can no longer be used for their intended purpose:

Beds that cannot be slept in
Kitchens that cannot be used for food preparation, refrigerators filled with rotting food, and stove tops piled with combustibles such as junk mail and old food
Tables, chairs, or sofas that cannot be used for dining or sitting
·Unsanitary bathrooms, piles of human or animal feces collected in areas of the home, and giant bags of dirty diapers that have been hoarded for many years
Tubs, showers, and sinks are filled with items and can no longer be used for washing or bathing. Hoarders would thus possibly forego bathing, or bathe at another facility.
Some hoarded animals they cannot even marginally care for; dead animals cannibalized by other animals are often found under the heaps. Animals often suffer due to lack of mobility.
3. Their clutter and mess is at a point where it can cause illness, distress, and impairment. As a result, they:

Do not allow visitors in, such as family and friends or repair and maintenance professionals, because the clutter embarrasses them
Are reluctant or unable to return borrowed items
Steal due to the impulse of possession
Keep the shades drawn so that no one can look inside
Get into a lot of arguments with family members regarding the clutter
Are at risk of fire, falling, infestation, or eviction
Often feel depressed or anxious due to the clutter
WHAT CAN BE DONE?

If you or a member of your family or circle of close friends exhibits traits similar to those described above, outside help may be needed. Medical professionals can and do administer drug therapy and/or cognitive-behavioral therapy to those experiencing this disorder. Of course, a suffering individual must first be convinced to seek this outside help. This is in most cases bound to be a process rather than an event and patience and persistence may be needed.

In some cases, outside help may also be required to help clean out accumulated objects and products and debris from the home of someone who has been hoarding. In addition, extensive demolition and reconstruction of the home could be needed. If you think you might need this kind of help, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO.

Need Hoarding Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Common Culprits of Water Damage in Newport South Carolina

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Common Culprits of Water Damage in Newport South Carolina Water damage cleanup for Newport residents.

Water Damage In Newport
Water damage happens when an excess amount of water starts to pool in areas it shouldn’t be. A lot of different factors can make this extra water, and will, therefore, contribute to water damage. When you know about potential causes, you can take steps to help make sure you are protected against a flood or a leak. You’ll also be able to see a problem as soon as it happens, and take care of it before it has a chance to cause any more damage. The quicker you notice a problem, the less work the water damage restoration company, such as SERVPRO, will have to fix.

Leaking or Bursting Pipes
Pipes which leak or burst are fairly common culprits for water damage. Toilets and drains which get blocked and backed up will create pressure in the pipe, causing to leak or burst. Another common reason for pipes to burst is garbage disposals which aren’t working right, as are roots growing in your yard into the lines of the sewer. Rust or old pipes are more prone as well to leaking.

Problems with Plumbing
Even though some plumbing issues happen inside the walls and are not possible to detect, a lot of them occur because of pipe joints and hoses which are not attached completely. Doing periodic checks under your sink can help to mitigate these problems with plumbing.

Basement, Crawl Space, and Attic Concerns
Particular sections of your home, such as basements, crawl spaces and attics are more prone to water damage. Crawl spaces are what builders add under homes to let them put in electrical wires and pipe. A damp, dark crawl space lets mold flourish, causing damage to the structure. Moisture that drips through the concrete foundation of your home will cause leaks in the basement. Leakage of air into the section between the home and the attic can make moisture on the under part of your roof, leading to rotting and mold. Periodically check your home for any of these problems.

Household Appliances that are Malfunctioning
As they get older, the pipes of household appliances can crack and rust, and their hoses weaken. Washing machines, refrigerators, dishwashers and water heaters are all susceptible to this deterioration, so keep an eye on your machines when they are older. The main two appliances which cause water damage the most often in homes are hot water tanks and washing machines.

HVACS
Also, common causes of water damage, HVAC systems, especially air conditioners, need regular servicing. When they are not properly maintained, they can cause the buildup of moisture. As it cools it can interact with mold spores in the ducts of the air conditioning, encouraging the growth of mold inside.

Issues Related to Natural Disasters and Weather
You don’t have control over these natural disasters, but you can take several preventative measures ahead of time. Sudden storms and flash floods can all cause the buildup of water.

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

Need Help With Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup In York County

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Need Help With Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup In York County Biohazard cleanup

Biohazard Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help

Biohazard and Sewage cleanups can involve hidden dangers. It must only be handled by an expert team, with the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job safely. With the assistance of a professional biohazard service from SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your health and the security of your property is a top priority.

There are many reasons why biohazards develop. Several are crime scene residues, chemical spills, animal waste or carcasses, hoarding, and the most frequent, sewage backups. The main point to remember is that certain chemicals and pathogens can lead to unhealthy and dangerous consequences if left untreated in a home or business. If you suspect that this kind of problem has occurred in or around your property, you need to call in the SERVPRO experts quickly to assess the situation.

Once the experts carry out a thorough inspection of the site, they can give you a general assessment. You should not attempt to re-enter the property until you have received clearance from an authoritative source.

The reason eradication and elimination are the primary tactics for biohazard cleanup are because any materials that have come into contact with raw sewage could present a serious risk to health. Within areas deemed ‘unsafe,’ life-threatening organisms like E. coli, salmonella, tapeworm, HPV (human papilloma virus), chemicals, and even HIV and AIDs can lurk if blood is present.

If you experience any breakdown involving sewage in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area on a scale larger than a small toilet overflow, you absolutely must contact a biohazard removal team right away. In most cases, it is only sewer water that warrants such an immediate reaction, but it is important to be aware that other forms of water damage can become harmful if left untreated.

For example, water from drains and polluted rivers may flood a property and deposit contaminants. This water is not clean; it contains all kinds of bacteria, irritants, and harmful substances and is termed Black Water. This is why you should never wait before you get water damage of any type restored and repaired, even as the contaminated water is quickly removed from the premises.

For businesses, the urgency of biohazard cleanup is particularly pressing. You cannot afford to have your workers or clients exposed to contaminated water, pathogenic agents from a crime scene, or meth lab chemicals. Get in touch with an expert biohazard team from SERVPRO right away. These skilled professionals, wearing Hazmat safety clothing and gear, utilize special equipment for any biohazard clean up in Houston. Immediate mitigation of health related issues and property preservation are the main, initial focal points. Safety always comes first.

24 Hour Emergency Service for Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

What Should I Do if I Experience A Water Damage At My Home or Office In Clover?

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Should I Do if I Experience A Water Damage At My Home or Office In Clover? SERVPRO is ready to help.

Clover Water Damage Cleanup Team

1. SAFETY: SERVPRO in Clover. The number one priority and what you should do first

a. Ensure that it is safe to enter into the premises.

b. Electricity is one of the most dangerous situations in regards to water. An electricity check should be made to ensure that the water is not in direct contact with any electricity. DO NOT enter the premises until this is resolved.

c. Slip/fall danger: Remember that water makes floor surfaces slippery, so ensure that you are wearing the proper shoes to prevent slipping.

d. Use caution when trying to move items that are saturated with water as they will be heavier thn usual.

2. Turn off the water source: As water is allowed to continue running it is continuing to damage your home or office

3. Contact SERVPRO of Clover at (803)-324-5780, the faster we arrive, the faster we can make it like "it never even happened."

4. Remove excess water by mopping, blotting, or shopvacing.

5. Wipe excess water from wood furniture

6. Place aluminuim foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting

7. Do not turn the air conditioner off

8. Remove colored rugs and/or drapery from wet carpeting

9. Gather loose items from the floors

10. Remove art objects to a safe, dry place

It is our hope that you never have to use these tips, but it is always better to be prepared. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at (803)-324-5780.

Locally Owned and Operated
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Clover residents and business owners with any-sized water and flood damage emergencies.

Crime Scenes and the Importance of Professional Cleaning In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Crime Scenes and the Importance of Professional Cleaning In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Top rated crime scene cleanup company in Fort Mill and Rock Hill.

Crime Scene Cleaning Company In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

Cleaning up a crime scene is grisly work, but it needs to be done. It should be done by professionals no matter what. You may be wondering why that is, so we’re here to explain. There are actually several reasons why you should always call in a professional to clean scenes of murder, drug-related damages, or any other major crime. Are you ready to learn more? Well, let’s get started!

Crime Scenes carry sensitive information.

Once the police force has thoroughly investigated the crime scene, the area may be covered in residues specific to a crime scene. Tear gas residue, fingerprint gathering dust, and other police specific things may remain once the investigation is over. Cleaning them is not always as simple as a little scrub either. Cleaning up a fire extinguisher’s remains is also no picnic. These things are better left to the professionals.

Crime Scenes can be dangerous.

A crime that resulted in major injury or death can often leave behind hazardous waste that can pose a danger to you. Blood can carry many pathogens and should never be handled by anyone who doesn’t know what they are doing. Not to mention the fact that blood stains are difficult to clean. There are also special protocols for the removal of many crime scene elements including blood and harmful chemicals. We can also handle any leftover meth lab issues. These are particularly dangerous scenes, so please let us handle it. It’s for your safety.

Crime Scenes can be emotional.

Whether or not someone you know was involved in the crime scene doesn’t necessarily indicate whether or not it will have an emotional impact. These circumstances tend to be difficult for all people involved. So, when it comes time to clean the area, you may be better off allowing a third party to come in and take away some of your burden.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

24 Hour Emergency Service
We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration For Clover!

9/2/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration For Clover! Top rated Clover water damage restoration company is ready to help.

Clover Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Clover basement or crawlspace could flood, including:

A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

Storm sewer backup

Sanitary sewer backup

Foundation drainage failure

Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Call Today – 803-324-5780

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO® in Clover South Carolina and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques

We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Locally Owned and Operated
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Clover residents and business owners with any-sized water and flood damage emergencies.

Stuffed Cooler Giveaway Winner

9/1/2016 (Permalink)

Community Stuffed Cooler Giveaway Winner Our winner, Shane!

We were so excited to give the latest giveaway to winner Shane Titchenal today! He entered our Facebook competition and was selected as the winner. The cooler included everything you could need for a tailgate! He will be heading to see the Panther's play on September 1st. He said that he is so excited to use this cooler at this event and the ones to come in the future. We hope that you will 'like' us on Facebook to see the upcoming giveaways that will be happening. 

We are so proud to be apart of York County and we love being able to give back to our followers! 

Learn more about our services by calling:

803-324-5780

Understanding The Fire Restoration Process In Fort Mill

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Understanding The Fire Restoration Process In Fort Mill Fire damage help is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

It is imperative fire restoration be implemented as soon as possible after a house fire is out.

The longer the delay, the more opportunity there is for damage from water and smoke to intensify. It is surprising just how well restoration works in light of how destructive a fire can be. Depending on the damage, your Fort Mill,SC home can often be restored to its before-fire state. It can be a difficult task to perform, but IICRC-approved technicians at SERVPRO of Fort Mill are well-equipped to return a home to its original condition.

The fire restoration process involves the repair of any structures damaged by smoke, fire, or water. Carpets undergo a chemical process to remove smoke odor. Sub-floor materials undergo inspection for damage and may need to be replaced. Upholstery and curtains are subject to a similar process. The home is aired out for as long as needed to diminish the effects of odor and mildew, and deodorization efforts continue throughout the process. Through the cooperation of the insurance company, the restoration team, and the homeowner, a home can be restored and made safe to live in once again.

Damaged caused by a fire is devastating for your family and your home. It’s a stressful and confusing time, so you’ll need a caring expert to guide you through this crisis. Our professionals will always treat you with respect and empathy, and we’ll always treat your home and belongings with great care.

SERVPRO of Fort Mill has the water and fire damage training and expertise to help you through this tough time. Once the fire department leaves, your York County home may suffer from water damage caused by firefighting efforts. We have the specialized fire and water damage restoration training, personnel, and equipment to handle fire and water damage and can quickly restore your home to pre-fire condition.

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 and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

Mold Damage Specialists Are Available To Help In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

8/31/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Specialists Are Available To Help In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Mold help is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

Mold Remediation and Restoration Specialists


Have you begun to smell a musty odor in your house or business? Then, there is likely a water or moisture area that needs to be addressed. If mold growth goes unattended, it will only get worse. Not all mold growth is visible. It can be hidden behind walls, wallpaper, sheetrock, drywall or baseboards. Black mold (“Stachybotrys chartarum”) is toxic because it carries the toxin – mycotoxins. The only way to know for sure is to contact a St. Louis County mold specialist as soon as possible.

We are mold remediation specialists who can handle any Rock Hill or Fort Mill mold damage situation needed. Each mold damage event is different. Immediate remediation and removal help to ensure the safety and health for all property owners. The general mold remediation process involves a qualified inspection and assessment. SERVPRO begins with a mold containment procedure which is applied to prevent the further spread of mold. To help clear the air, we employ powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums. We leave nothing to chance. We also use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to get rid of mold colonies and to prevent new ones from forming.

We work with you and will discuss whether certain materials require cleaning or removal. Each of our mold remediation process steps is unique. There may be restoration steps that require minor or major repairs. All of our professional cleaning steps are designed to get our residents and business owners back to a pre-damaged condition.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

Charity Giveaway

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

Community Charity Giveaway Some of the items donated in the main office of Lesslie!

Stuffed back pack giveaway! 

We recently had a Facebook giveaway for the back-to-school time! We were happy to be able to donate the back pack to Lesslie Elementary School. These items will go to a child in need. We love being able to give back to York County, SC. We are ALWAYS looking on ways to get involved in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Clover, York, and the surrounding areas! If you have an opportunity to help us get more involved or a volunteer opportunity, please give us a call.  

803-324-5780

We are ALWAYS here for you restoration needs. Fire, water, and mold are no match for this Green Team!

Who To Call To Clean Up A Water Damage Claim

8/26/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Who To Call To Clean Up A Water Damage Claim Emergency water damage cleanup for Fort Mill,SC.

Helping With A Water Damage Claim

Flooding and water damage events at Fort Mill commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services


When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County responds quickly to your Fort Mill business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises.

Water Damage Restoration Company In Clover Is Here To Help

8/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration Company In Clover Is Here To Help Clover water damage restoration company is ready to help.

Clovers Top Rated Water Damage Cleanup Company

If you suffer a water damage claim at your home or business we are ready to help. Clover residents can count on SERVPRO to get things under control. The water damage restoration process can be overwhelming and we can walk you through the timeline and answer all your questions. Weather it's a small leak or a flood, we have the equipment to get the job done.

Water Damage Extraction In Clover

If you have wet carpet in your home or business from a water leak time is not on your side. The quicker you get the water extracted the quicker things can get back to normal. If the carpet sits wet to long it can begin to smell and may start growing mold. Don't wait and call a restoration company now like SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

Flood Damage In Clover

Heavy rains can cause water problems to your residential home or a business. Flood waters cause many problems if not handled correctly. Call the flood professionals today for help.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service
Flooding or water damage can affect your Clover home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Why you should call a professional restoration company in Clover for water damage

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why you should call a professional restoration company in Clover for water damage Clover water damage restoration company.

A water damage restoration service is the kind of professional that no one wants to call, but when they are needed it is important not to delay. Homeowners know that moisture is the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. No matter how moisture gets into a building, the response should be the same. Bring in a certified firm immediately to extract, dry and clean the structure to ensure that there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.

If water has entered the structure through a contaminated source, do not try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backups contain multiple types of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can have serious effects on people causing serious illness. A certified water damage restoration service not only has the tools to eliminate the moisture, but they also have the necessary protective equipment to remain free from harm.

Restoration technicians have a lot of technology at their disposal. These include powerful truck mounted vacuums and pumping systems, high velocity air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture reading equipment, and a number of cleaning products formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. White the technicians work on the structure, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a structure to be safe to live and work in. Any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service
Flooding or water damage can affect your Clover home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

What is Black Mold In Fort Mill and What Should I Do if I Suspect Mold

8/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Black Mold In Fort Mill and What Should I Do if I Suspect Mold Mold restoration in Fort Mill.

Fort Mill Mold Cleanup

Not all varieties of mold found in your home or commercial business are toxic. However Black Mold is a type of mold that requires immediate professional attention. Mold is just another word for fungi that occurs naturally in thousands of different varieties. Only a few are actually toxic to humans with black mold being on the top of the list of “usual suspects” when mold contamination affects the interior of a home or commercial business and the health of its occupants. Long term exposure to black mold has been associated with a spectrum of symptoms including allergic reactions like hay fever, asthma attacks, headaches, nausea, dizziness and even depression.

The formal name for black mold is Stachybotrys Chartarum. This type of mold is particularly adapted to growing inside structures when minimal requirements of moisture and food are available. Like all mold, active black mold releases millions of microscopic reproductive spores. However black mold spores carry chemicals called mycotoxins that are known to be toxic to humans when inhaled.

Contrary to its name black mold is often not black. In fact, black mold maybe closer to green in color or appear to be various shades of brown as well. Keep in mind that other types of harmless mold can also assume this same coloration so if black mold is suspected inside a home or commercial building it can only be confirmed by a licensed remediation specialist who will test direct samples.

Successfully treating black mold in a home or commercial building is not a DIY project. Once the mold is tested a licensed and qualified mold remediation specialist can write up a protocol and begin remediation.

If You See Signs of Mold, 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 live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

Homes Impacted by Water Damage In Clover

8/17/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Homes Impacted by Water Damage In Clover If you need emergency water damage repair in Clover call us today at 803-324-5780.

Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help

Water damage can happen under many different circumstances, but the worst ones are those that occur because of harm to the exterior of the home during a storm. Trees and even downed power line poles can cause extreme damage to your home, and allow water to enter. This water can create hazards immediately. Even after the danger has passed from electric shock, water can seep throughout your home, creating the right conditions for future damage to develop. 

Unresolved Water from Storms can Create Future Problems through Water Damage 


When water damage affects your home in Clover, the damage may appear slowly. While you may have noticed the water on the exterior surfaces on the interior of your home, as on walls and floors, water may have settled on the interiors of these structures. Walls made of drywall can crumble after being saturated with water and allowed to dry naturally. Water left on drywall weakens it considerably, even if the damage is not visible. Hardwood floors and stairwells made of wood can buckle, causing carpeting to become rumpled and hazardous. 

In addition to these issues, mold can also begin to grow within 48 hours, only two days, from the time the water was deposited by the storm. Our experts in reparative work can ensure that future storms don't have a chance to place more water inside your home before repair work can be completed. We can also pack up your belongings for removal to a dry location so we can clean and sort through them. Sorting involves categorizing salvageable and non-salvageable items, with unsalvageable ones being listed (CCIS) on an inventory sheet for your insurance needs. 

We Know How to Prevent Future Problems in Your Home's Structure 


In addition to cleaning your belongings and restoring those we can to their original state, we can also set up equipment that is designed to prevent mold from getting a foothold in your home. Water extraction to dry those structures that have become saturated by storm and rain water, in addition to drying heaters and high-powered air circulation fans will stop mold from growing. If water were allowed to stand for extended periods of time, as is common when there are major storm cells passing through an area, we would use additional types of equipment. These can include air scrubbers that will remove any mold (spores) that has already begun to spread throughout your home. If your heating or air conditioning unit ran during this time, we highly recommend that we scrape the interior of your ducts and then vacuum the debris away with our HEPA vacuums. We want to get your home back to pre-damage condition, “Like it never even happened” so you and your family can get back to your normal routines. 

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding or water damage can affect your Clover home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Storm Damage in Fort Mill Happens Year-Round

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage in Fort Mill Happens Year-Round Storms can cause major damage in Fort Mill, Rock Hill area.

Make Storm Damage Cleanup Easy With SERVPRO

Storms can happen in any season, and can bring with them not only heavy rainfall but also hail and high winds. These elements of nature can be very damaging to a home's exterior. The damage can be so extensive that the interior of the home becomes damaged, as well. 
 
Winds and Rains Brought by the Storms can Create Damaging Effects
 
High winds, particularly those with even faster and stronger gusts, can rip off siding from your home's exterior walls and tear off shingles from the roof. This stripping away of your home's protective layers can create openings for rainwater to enter. Debris from the storm can also be carried into these openings. In Fort Mill, storm damage often involves trees downed from the high winds. This added weight, which is often sudden, is typically too heavy for a home's roof to bear, and causes it to collapse inwards. 

Breaking glass found in windows and sliding glass doors is often not able to withstand flying debris when a home is situated on a wooded lot or area. What was once a cozy spot for you and your home is now a pile of downed tree limbs and wreckage. Because of the high possibility of power lines being nearby, cleaning up storm damage is not recommended except by trained and experienced professionals. At SERVPRO, we have the training and the experience to quickly and professionally bring your home and property back into a safe state of being. 
 
Skilled Removal of Debris and Clean Up of Damaged Areas of Your Home 

We have the equipment to cover all aspects of storm damage, from the removal of brush, tree limbs, and ripped away shingles and siding, to mold prevention through water removal and desiccation of your carpets and upholstered furniture, to repairing damaged structures and aspects of your home. We put our training, education, and experience to work for you as a team, using the latest in technology and techniques, ensuring that your home will return to its previous welcoming state quickly. 
 
Storms Happen Any Time of the Day, and We are Available 24/7 to Serve You 

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

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 1,650 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

Commercial Water Damage Puts Business on Hold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

8/15/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Puts Business on Hold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Commercial restoration for Fort Mill and Rock Hill South Carolina.

Your Business May Be Put on Hold if You're Dealing with Commercial Water Damage

Finding a dripping line at the water fountain or a leaky toilet can seem like no big deal, but in reality, this can be a sign that your commercial site has suffered water damage. While it may be hidden, rotting floorboards and damp walls can create problems that might not be easily visible yet. These details need to be taken care of immediately. 

How a Small Leak can Lead to Major Water Damage 

A small leak can allow water to slowly seep into cracks around toilets, or along seams in floor coverings such as carpets or tile, and seep into the underlay of these floors. Water is a fluid that can quickly spread over time, thinly covering support systems underneath upper floors, without ever seeping through to the ceiling below. Commercial water damage in Fort Mill and Rock Hill businesses can be quite invisible for a long time before it is visible on the exterior of walls, ceilings, or floors. Hiding this way can allow damage to take place slowly. Massive leaks or those that happen outside of regular business hours and remain undetected, leading to standing water, can seem worse, but sometimes, the clean-up process is easier. This is because the problem may have been noticed much sooner, simply because it was apparent more quickly. 

Some damage is mold growth, as mold is present in practically all indoor environments, and no business is not immune to this. Most air filtration units available to the public are not 100% effective, even with HEPA filters installed, meaning some mold is still present, just in lower amounts. Moisture in the environment in the wrong place can allow these errant mold spores to grow. 

Another type of damage that can happen are rotting beams and other support structures below your floors. Walls can also become affected by water that runs along their interiors, crumbling drywall, and allowing mold to grow prolifically. Carpeting can also become saturated underneath, on the padding side, and remain undetected for extensive lengths of time. Our SERVPRO professionals know how to stop this damage and get your business back to its original and safe state. 

How We do What We Do 

We use high-powered pumps to extract any standing water, and if there is merchandise that could suffer damage from the humidity levels, we will pack up and remove these items to an off-site location. Sometimes, our technicians need the space occupied by your merchandise so it will be packed up to allow for us to work more efficiently and finish the job at hand. 

After extracting any standing water, we will inspect for damages and advise you of repairs, restorative cleaning, or replacements that are needed to get things back to normal for your commercial site. We have a form that we can complete detailing damaged items and those that can be salvaged so you can present this to your insurance company. 

Airing out is never enough when there is water damage of any type. Special heaters and water extraction equipment must be used. Reading the humidity levels on at least a daily basis shows how well dehumidification efforts are, and our professionals are trained and certified in IICRC techniques. This means that if drying techniques are not working as quickly as they should be, we know how to alter them, so the drying process meets ours and your expectations. 

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services For Fort Mill And Rock Hill

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County responds quickly to your Fort Mill or Rock Hill business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,650 Franchises.

Water Damage In Baxter Village: Clean Water vs. Contaminated Water

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage In Baxter Village: Clean Water vs. Contaminated Water Baxter Village in Fort Mill has water damage problems from burst pipes.

Baxter Village Homeowners In Fort Mill Have Water Damage Claims

When you have a water damage, don’t leave your property to chance. Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. Consider the following steps to help minimize damage or prevent further damage while waiting for help to arrive.

Damage from Clean Water:

 ·         Shut off the water source if possible or contact a qualified professional to do so.

·         Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, if access to the power distribution panel is safe from potential 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.

Damage from Contaminated Water:

·         Avoid all contact with sewage and items contaminated by sewage.

·        Do not walk through contaminated areas, as you could spread damage to unaffected areas.

·         Do not turn on HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.

·         Do not use household fans to dry the structure; air flow could spread contaminants.

·         Discard any food and/or products for personal hygiene and cleanliness if exposed to the contaminated areas.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Note: If exposed to harmful waste, OSHA recommends a post-exposure medical evaluation. Consult your local health department or physician.

Clover Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Clover Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! Flood damage cleanup in Clover

Flooded basement cleanup and restoration for Clover 

A Clover basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
  • And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

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

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the tust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

Sewage Backup Cleanup For Fort Mill

8/10/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Sewage Backup Cleanup For Fort Mill Sewage cleanup in Fort Mill can get messy.

Need help with Fort Mill sewage cleanup?

   Sewage is one of the most dangerous substances to enter homes or buildings. It contains fungi, bacteria and viruses, many of which are disease-causing. Unfortunately, many people fail to understand the hazards that Fort Mill sewage presents, particularly for the very young or very old, or for those with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems.

Here are the key principles homeowners should know about sewage back-ups:

Sewage contains a variety of pathogenic – disease causing – fungi, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Anyone who works on sewage losses must have updated vaccinations, including one for Hepatitis B.

Sewage exposure is particularly dangerous for people with weakened immune systems, including anyone under two or over 60, those who are pregnant, ill, recovering from surgery, on prescription drugs or chemotherapy, or are AIDS victims.

It is not safe to stay in a building that’s flooded with sewage unless the contaminated area can be completely sealed off and placed under controlled air flow so that there will be no cross contamination of unaffected areas.

Highly absorbent sewage-saturated materials, such as carpet, pad, upholstery, bedding, wicker, paper or even fabrics that can’t be washed in hot water (130°F/54°C) for at least 10 minutes, must be contained and disposed of properly.  This goes for sewage-saturated drywall, insulation and several other structural materials too.  There’s simply too great a health risk involved if any of these materials are dried in place and cleaned only.

Only the most highly trained professionals should attempt sewage remediation work.

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

24 Emergency Service

Pet Fire Escape Plan For York County

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Community Pet Fire Escape Plan For York County Help the small family members get out in a fire.

Fire Plans Can Saves Lives

Fires involving structures occur every day, including homes with pets inside. Do you know how to react when faced with a home fire? Did you know that pets tend to panic and hide when faced with a house fire? The following tips are to help you save your pets when faced with a house fire:

1. Notify rescuers that you have a pet in your home. You can purchase a sticker to place by your front door that details how many pets you have and what they are. This way, even if you are not there the pets have a chance of getting out.

2. Design a fire escape plan: It is important to know where your pets usually are.  What are their favorite places?  Where do they tend to hide when scared?  In an emergency like a fire, there will not be time to waste looking everywhere for your pets.  You must have a concrete search plan with at least 3 locations where your pets can be found.  This entails creating a layout of your home and marking your pets’ “go-to” locations. You should also survey your home to identify potential pet hiding spots and indicate them on your layout.

3. Be prepared: Keep all equipment you would need while escaping a fire close together. For dogs that would be leashes; for cats or other small animals that might be carriers.  Make sure these items are always put in the same place and are easy to get to.  Don’t bury carriers in the attic or the back of a closet.  In a fire, there won’t be any time to hunt for them. Fires are life and death situations – rapid response is critical!

4. Practice makes perfect: Once you have laid out your plan, you will need to practice it using different scenarios. For example, practice what to do if the fire is in the kitchen; then if the fire is in a bedroom, and so on.  You should go as far as to practice your escape with your pets from a second story using a ladder.  (If you don’t have an escape ladder you should get one, as well as the appropriate equipment needed to assist you carrying an animal down a ladder.)  Practice finding your pets. Start outside, rush into the house, find your pet, and take them outside. Repeating this drill can help animals become familiar with process. You may even be able to train dogs to go to a certain area outside when the smoke detector rings.  Continue practicing until you are comfortable with your fire escape plan and it works efficiently.

Fires are traumatic and life changing experiences.  Prevent further disaster by creating a Fire Escape Plan for your home. Practice it frequently and continue to test yourself.

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 and we are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

Dealing with Water Damage to Your Rental Property in Rock Hill

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Dealing with Water Damage to Your Rental Property in Rock Hill Rock Hill water damage restoration company is ready for your call at 808-324-5780.

Water Damage and Your Rental Property

Having tenants in your rental unit is a good thing, but sometimes even the most responsible tenants fail to notify the landlord about problems when they should. This can lead to future problems, and increased ones, at that. You need to make sure tenants know to notify you right away when things are broken or need to be repaired before they pose problems.

Not All Property Damage is Due to Misuse or Abuse by Tenants 
While it's nice to have someone who is responsible and who notices things like leaky pipes and water lines living in your rental properties, that isn't always the case. When you are preparing to either sell an occupied unit or are inspecting one upon a move-out, you may find water damage. While buckling walls and loosened tub liners can be signs of water damage, so can soft spots in bathroom and kitchen floors. These should be repaired before allowing future tenants to move in and occupy the unit.

Rock Hill water damage restoration company is ready for your call at 808-324-5780.


Often, tenants will damage walls and floors through carelessness, and other times, faulty installation and normal wear and tear can develop enough that water lines leak, and the glue that adheres tub and shower liners to the wall can deteriorate because of age, and allow the two to separate. This can allow water and moisture to enter into the space between them, creating additional problems.

Certified Technicians Using State-of-the-Art Measuring Devices can Help in Finding All of the Water Damage
We have the technical skills and the equipment that can locate additional areas that have been water damaged. Water flows, either along seams and crevices horizontally, or down, on the inside of walls, leading to other areas where water damage can happen. We can find these areas, and then after completely drying them out and stopping any leaky water lines from spilling any more water, repair them. We know you take pride in providing your tenants with a beautiful and safe place to call home, and we want you to be able to do this.

If your Rock Hill rental property has become unrentable because of water damage, we want to assure you that we can take your call 24/7. Please contact us at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780. Not only is your business as a landlord and property owner put on hold, but we know that you cannot show prospective tenants your unit until it is ready – clean, safe, and damage-free.

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding or water damage can affect your Rock Hill home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Tega Cay Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tega Cay Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! Flood cleanup in Tega Cay done by SERVPRO.

Flooded Basement Cleanup In Tega Cay

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Tega Cay basement could flood, including: 

·         A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe

·         Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home

·         Storm sewer backup

·         Sanitary sewer backup

·         Foundation drainage failure

·         Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

·         And many more

Have Questions about Basement Flooding?

Do You Have Tega Cay Flood or Storm Damage?
Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Tega Cay and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.

We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

·         We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week

·         We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies

·         We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About

·         Our Technicians are Highly-Trained  in Water Restoration Techniques

·         We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards

·         Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding or water damage can affect your Tega Cay home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

Commercial Water Damage at Your Warehouse In Fort Mill Or Rock Hill

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage at Your Warehouse In Fort Mill Or Rock Hill Commercial fire or water damage restoration company.

SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Business

Having a business can have its share of problems and commercial water damage is one of them. Many business owners know that this is often an uncovered, or poorly covered, part of any insurance plan, and dread this type of damage the most. If it happens to your business, call us, and we can help you reduce the loss and save a large portion of your inventory and interior furnishings. 

Helping you return to your normal business operations in Fort Mill and Rock Hill after water damage quickly is a priority for us. With experts in restoration, cleaning, and water extraction and removal, our team can remove the water, and then inspect your inventory for initial damage. Those items that are damaged by water will be bagged and removed for cleaning at our facility. Other items may be bagged up to protect from possible damage that may occur as we clean and restore your business or warehouse. 

With society's dependence on technology, we realize that your business is most likely dependent on technology, including electronic devices and equipment. We recommend that these items be sent to a qualified electronics shop for servicing and cleaning, to ensure that turning these devices on will not result in damage to their interior components. Electronics can be very fragile, and we understand that data loss can mean a severe financial setback for your company. With your other business equipment, we can ensure that shelving, display tables, and any other items are cleaned and sanitized to like-new condition. 

As we prepare your inventory and other items for cleaning, we will note on an inventory sheet which items will not be candidates for restoration and will need to be replaced. While we do our best to keep this list as short as possible, much depends on how long water was allowed to stand before our restoration efforts began. Because of this, it is vital to your inventory and your business's financial health to call us as soon as you realize there is commercial water damage in your building. While restoration can be costly, it still is much less expensive than starting over from scratch with entirely new inventory and equipment. 

Our restorative work will also ensure that your site is once again safe for employees and your customers. You can reach us 24/7 by calling SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at (803) 324-5780. We want to get you back in your commercial setting quickly, and we can do this by cleaning, repairing and restoring the water damage “Like it never even happened.”

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

Commercial Building Restoration Services

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County responds quickly to your Fort Mill business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

What Can Happen During Storm Damage In Tega Cay

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Can Happen During Storm Damage In Tega Cay Storm damage cleanup in Tega Cay.

Tega Cay Storm Damage Gets Help from SERVPRO

Storms are violent, unpredictable phenomena. When a storm begins, even the most experienced of meteorologists with the best computers can't say for sure what will happen. As such, you should be prepared for the worst of a storm whenever one begins to form. Although some types of storm damage are more prevalent in specific regions of the country, the unlikeliest disasters are often the most damaging as people are not prepared for them. These types of damage can happen during a variety of storms, and you should be extremely cautious around them. 
 
Lightning 


Lightning strikes just about everywhere on Earth, and can cause significant bodily or structural harm where it hits. Victims of lightning storm damage in Tega Cay are often seriously injured or even killed if directly hit directly, and their homes may easily catch fire if struck. Installing a quality lightning rod or two on your home is sure to provide protection against some strikes, but you should remain aware that lightning remains a leading cause of house fires in the United States. 
 
Flooding


Floods often accompany storms with heavy rains, as they cause rivers and water fixtures to overflow and lead a torrent of water into a home. Flooding may also occur if your home has an open window or broken window well or leak near a basement, where water will collect and pool up into a minor or major flood. Flood water are contaminated and dangerous to residents, so you should always let an experienced company like SERVPRO deal with them. 
 
Wind and Kinetic Damage 


Heavy winds during storms, especially hurricanes and tornadoes, often can severely damage a structure directly. Roofing and siding can be torn off, and objects may be blown into the side of the home. Should a tree or telephone pole fall on the house, it may cause extensive damage and require tarps. If an electrical pole or wire falls on a house, this may also cause fires. We can provide a tarp service to mitigate the intrusion of rainwater and to keep out vandals and vermin.
 
Water Damage 


Small amounts of water damage are often caused by storms, and by unfortunate mistakes on the part of homeowners. Securing doors and closing windows are essential for keeping water out and your interior dry. Water damage can also lead to mold growth, which is costly to remove and may cause health effects. 

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

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

Flooding or water damage can affect your Tega Cay home or business, day or night, without warning. That’s why we provide immediate emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

What to do When there is Sewage in your Fort Mill Basement

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard What to do When there is Sewage in your Fort Mill Basement Best sewage cleanup company in Fort Mill.

What to do when there is sewage in your basement

A sewer backing up, or contaminated water backing out of your tub, sink or toilet can be an absolute nightmare for Fort Mill homeowners. The truth is you can’t (and shouldn’t) do very much; sewage contaminated water is dangerous to your health and should be avoided at all costs. If you have water backing up out of toilet, sink or bathtub in your Fort Mill home, then follow these steps and call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.

Your Game Plan

-Stay out of the area/avoid cross contamination

-Determine the source

-Arrange repair and cleanup services

-Call your Insurance Company

Keep Children and Pets away from sewer-water affected areas

Keep children and pets away the moment the sewer water is discovered, until the clean-up crew and sanitation is complete. Sewage is considered Category 3 water, more commonly known as black water. Category 3 water or Black water is defined by the IICRC as “the worst classification and is grossly unsanitary. It could cause severe illness or death if ingested. It used to be called black water, and sources include sewer backup, flooding from rivers or streams, toilet overflow with feces, and stagnant liquid that has begun to support bacterial growth.” Keep children and pets away at all times and if you yourself must go in the area, wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching cuts, eyes, mouth or ears with your hands or any item that came in contact with the black water.

Risks of Sewage back up debris

Category 3 water/Raw sewage contains Diseases such as Hepatitis, Salmonella, E.Coli and Parasites just to name a few, would you risk cleaning this yourself without proper training or the tools and chemicals to do it correctly? These disease survive weeks even months if not properly killed. Doing it yourself, or hiring the wrong professional puts you, your family, pets and house guests at a great risk. Call SERVPRO to schedule emergency service to have the job taken care of like it never even happened.

Determine whether the waste is local (as in, from your own home) or from the sewer system also known as “backflow”

Determine the source of the sewage backup – if entering the area seems like it would be dangerous to your health (no proper protective equipment) then just skip on down to arrange services. IF you are able to do some inspecting, then determine the source by the amount and the flow rate. A Local waste product would be from a blockage, tree roots affecting plumbing lines or broken or collapsed lines on your property, this waste would be from your own home but is still considered a category 3. Backflow is when the sewer system in your neighborhood or municipality is overwhelmed, and it reverses in your pipes, causing it to erupt from toilets, sinks and tubs. This waste product is waste from all your neighbors and nearby buildings pouring into your home. This can happen from heavy rainflow overwhelming your municipality’s sewer system, causing it to backflow into your home. Regardless of the way it came in, the sewage needs to be immediately removed and sanitation needs to begin as soon as possible to reduce cost of clean up and more importantly minimize health risks.

Arrange Services with SERVPRO 

Call an Emergency Restoration company such as SERVPRO as we are IICRC Certified and specialize in cleaning up hazardous waste. Most contractors and plumbers do not have the capability to clean up the site after the repairs have been made, or at the very least inadequate equipment – and maynot be approved by your insurance company if you choose to claim the loss.

SERVPRO also has a 1-4-8 policy, which means within 1 hour from notice of loss (When you call), a SERVPRO professional will contact you to arrange services. Within 4 hours of notice of loss, a SERVPRO professional will be onside to start mitigating services. Within 8 business hours, a verbal briefing of the scope will be communicated to your adjuster by a SERVPRO Professional. If any SERVPRO believes they are incapable of responding within this time frame, they will refer you to a SERVPRO who can so you are not left waiting!

Call your insurance company

Ask your agent if this is a covered loss, and what your deductible will be.  This can be done before or after calling SERVPRO as we accept all insurance plans and you can also pay yourself – whether you are covered or not, this will not affect your ability to receive service.

What to do while the Crew is at work

Once the services have been arranged, and the SERVPRO crew is at work, do your best to keep all equipment running, still keep children out of the area as well as pets and do not be afraid to ask questions. While your plumber is there ask if there are ways to prevent a Sewage back up or back flow from happening again and ask him about installing a Backflow valve.

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

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

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

Rock Hill Smoke and Soot Cleanup

8/2/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Rock Hill Smoke and Soot Cleanup Emergency fire, smoke and soot cleanup for Rock Hill,SC.

Residential and Commercial Fire Cleanup Company

 Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:

·         Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.

·         Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.

·         The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Rock Hill will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

 Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

·         Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

·         Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

·         Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

Fire emergencies can happen day or night, on weekend or holidays. That’s why we provide 24-hour emergency fire restoration services, 365 days a year. Rock Hill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Residential Water Damage

8/1/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Residential Water Damage Need quick water damage restoration help? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

SERVPRO Can Remediate Damage Caused By Bad Weather 

Despite much of the nation suffering from record high temperatures and an extended period of little to no rain, York County weather is rolling along with storm warnings out now for much of the state. Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay and Clover are right there in the middle of it. In the summer months, microbursts are particularly damaging. At SERVPRO, we have seen the effects of water from a typical rain shower (several hours) fall in less than 30 minutes in a microburst. It rapidly overcomes sandbags and other protective measures with flash flooding damaging commercial and residential structures before anyone is aware water has gotten in. 

To make the situation even worse are the extremely high winds that accompany microbursts. These sudden downdrafts are often more destructive than a tornado over a small location. Neighborhoods and commercial areas hit by one sees roofs ripped away in seconds and smaller structures sometimes completely pulled off of their foundations. When that happens, the wind-driven rain completely soaks the interior of a home and business; damaging the structure and usually destroying furniture and anything else that might be inside. 

When a microburst arrives, there is nothing you can do to stop it. Any actions taken to reduce water damage must be preventive and occur well in advance of the storm. Fortunately, SERVPRO has the team, training, and equipment to take care of any need before or after the storm. 

We offer free inspections to determine the best prevention plan for your home or business. Our 24-hour emergency response team can quickly determine the extent of any storm damage and provide a thorough list of what tasks need to be accomplished in order to return to your home or reopen your doors for business.

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your flood or water damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

Flooded Home Cleanup In Fort Mill

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Home Cleanup In Fort Mill Flooded home or business in Fort Mill? Call SERVPRO for help.

Water Damage Repair Services in Fort Mill

You never want to discover Fort Mill residential water damage in your home, but the unfortunate reality is that many homeowners will have to deal with this problem at some point. Flooding and water damage are the most common because of everything from ruptured pipes to major storms. How you handle the issue is important, and this is because a fast response may minimize the chance of mold growth in your home. There are a few steps that you can take when you discover standing water in your home.

Stop the Flow of Water
In some instances, you will not be able to stop the flow of water into the property. For example, if there is a major flood related to a severe thunderstorm, floodwaters may rise all around the property, and you may not have any way to stop the flow of water. On the other hand, if the flood is related to a damaged pipe in the home, you may be able to turn off the main water valve so that the flow of water has stopped. You can also call a plumber so that the repair work on the pipe can be completed. This is one of the first steps that you should take when you spot the signs of a flood in your property.

Dry Out the Property
If you have Fort Mill residential water damage in your home, your next step should be to remove the water and dry out the property. These are separate steps that must be taken quickly if you want to prevent the possibility of mold growth in the home. Professional remediation services are available to help you dry out the property faster than a homeowner could on their own. Professionals will use extraction equipment and powerful fans that will suction away water and will remove humidity from the air. These two steps will dry out the property so that the possibility of mold growth is kept to a minimum.

Call for Professional Assistance
Nobody wants to deal with water damage in their home because the moisture can easily lead to mold growth. This can complicate matters and add to the time and expense associated with the repair work. Professional assistance is available to help you overcome the water damage in your home quickly. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is the company to contact when you discover standing water in your home. We are a local company that offers an immediate response to requests for service in the community. Call us today at (803) 324-5780 for 24-hour assistance with your Fort Mill residential water damage issue.

When water damage or flooded home in Fort Mill strikes, a fast response is critical. Day or night, Fort Mill residents and business owners can expect us to respond immediately to your water emergency.

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

Does your Fort Mill Home Have a Mold Problem?

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does your Fort Mill Home Have a Mold Problem? Mold removal for Fort Mill is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

Mold Removal For Fort Mill

In Fort Mill, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation in Fort Mill reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

Fort Mill Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fort Mill Smoke and Soot Cleanup Fort Mill Fire Damage Cleanup Team.

Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration Company For Fort Mill

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call Today (803) 324-5780

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any-sized fire and smoke damage emergencies.

Flood Damage Can Be Fixed By Professionals in Your House

7/20/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Can Be Fixed By Professionals in Your House Flooding Means Swift Water Removal to Salvage Your Property in Fort Mill, Rock Hill and all Of York County.

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Storm Damaged Property In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area

Some areas of the U.S. are more prone to York County Flood Damage problems than others. Even though this is true, it also important to note that flood waters can affect any home since there are a number of causes for flooding. From an extended period of heavy rains caused by thunderstorms to broken pipes in the basement, any homeowner may need this kind of assistance. It does not matter where the flooding or water comes from because the aftermath can produce the same or similar problems. By hiring an experienced professional team from SERVPRO, we can assist you in returning your life to normalcy.
 
With this in mind, here are three essential Fort Mill and Rock Hill Flood Damage services that our professionals are known for providing to the homes that have been affected. 
 
#1 - Removes Excess Water 
The aftermath of any flood can be a very distressing time for everyone involved. In fact, it may take some people a little while to wrap their mind around the extensive damage that flooding actually causes. However, once the owner and their family begins to realize the adverse effects, they usually want to start the recovery process as quickly as possible by contacting one of our professional representatives. Therefore, one of the first things that our team will begin to do is remove all of the excess water to minimize the potential for secondary water damage. Our team can do this process swiftly because we are equipped with the expertise and advanced industry water removal equipment from truck-mounted power pumps to wet-vacs, and mops.
 
#2 – Dry Out the Home to Prevent Mold 
When the excess water had been removed, the next step or services that needed to be provided is to dry out all of the items in the home to prevent problems in the future with mold or other related issues. Fortunately, our IICRC certified and skilled crews have our equipment and tools to take care of these matters. So, we may begin this part of the process by drying the floors, furniture, clothing and other areas in the home that were impacted by the flood waters
 
#3- Provides a Final Inspection 
Before our crew leaves the site, we will also complete an inspection to see if the extensive flood damage has been restored. The flooding could have traveled into areas that cannot be easily seen without the appropriate detection devices like moisture meters and hygrometers. This inspection is to ensure a complete restoration of these issues, and you will receive documentation attesting to the return of your house to its pre-loss condition.
 
Call us 24/7 to respond to your flooding problems so that we can quickly restore your property. Dial 803-324-5780 to contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County.

Water Damage Cleanup or Storm Damage? Call the Professionals at SERVPRO in Fort Mill & Rock Hill

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Water Damage Cleanup or Storm Damage? Call the Professionals at SERVPRO in Fort Mill & Rock Hill Storm damage to a home or business can cause major damage.

It Is Safer and More Efficient To Deal With Certified Professionals For Cleanup After a Storm

Storms and other disasters can cause catastrophic amounts of damages to your home. If you're dealing with storm damage, look no further than the professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County in South Carolina. Our technicians are skilled in cleaning up and restoring practically any disaster you can imagine. 
 
Fort Mill and Rock Hill and the surrounding area residents deal with all kinds of wind and water damages from storms. There are high winds that demolish your roof, destroy trees, and cause extensive amounts of water damages. Forecasts regularly bring dangerous storms, torrential downpours, and even tornado activity that can spell certain disaster for virtually any business. 
 
What Kinds of Damages Can Storms Bring? 
 
Storm damages can cause a lot more damages than you might expect. They destroy power lines, create fire hazards, blow over trees, and even cause deadly and ruinous flooding that quickly causes permanent damage to your home or commercial business. Furthermore, you might not even notice wind damage until much later; until massive leaks form or the roof collapses. Further ice and snow accumulation on the roof can be catastrophic, leading to thousands upon thousands of dollars, sometimes millions for big corporations. 
 
The potential problems associated with storm damage in Fort Mill can be numerous:

  • Large branches broken off precariously near the roof of the house
  • Limbs in contact (or nearly touching) power lines, which can be a serious fire hazard
  • Dead, hollowed out limbs
  • Flooding and standing water build-up
  • Mold build up (due to excessive moisture)

 
We Provide a Wide Range of Helpful services 

We are the ultimate professionals when it comes to storm damage repair and prevention. Wind damage can break skylights, bring down sidewalls, collapse roof structures, and even shatter your windows. Luckily, you won't have to contact a lot of different servicemen, because SERVPRO handles virtually any storm-related damage to a home or business, ranging from: 
 

  • Weather resistant roof covers
  • Board Clean-up or securing
  • On-site cleanup of tree limbs or debris
  • Complete water extraction and warped floor repair
  • Damage repairs, reconstruction, and replacement of your property

 
Our service area covers a huge variety of clients from Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay, Clover, River Hills, York and Catawba. Plus there are over 1,600 different SERVPRO franchises all over the United States to ensure you receive the care you deserve. 
 
Don't Start Cleaning Up Storm Damage By Yourself 
 
It can be overwhelming to deal with different types of storm damage, especially when it wrecks your home. You'd probably be tempted to try and clean it up yourself, but you'd risk injuring yourself. Touching low-hanging wires can cause electrocution while branches and other debris can be much heavier than you think. Instead, contact the professionals at SERVPRO to ensure that your damages are handled as efficiently as possible. 
 
As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO knows how to take care of disasters and their customers. We're strategically located to deal with practically any emergency no matter how big or small.

Do You Have Flood or Storm Damage?
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

Tips for Safety in Storm Situations!

7/15/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tips for Safety in Storm Situations! Storm damage team is ready for any size disaster.

Safety and Health Information for Workers and Employers in York County

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)provides resources for workplace preparedness and response to severe weather emergencies during summer, including: extreme heathurricanestornadoeslightning, wildfires and floods. Employers must ensure that workers involved in response and recovery are protected from potential safety and health hazards. OSHA also provides information and resources to assist in these efforts. 

OSHA and NOAA encourage workers and employers to be aware of weather forecasts, train workers on severe weather plans, and keep emergency supplies, including a battery-operated weather radio, on hand to be better prepared when severe weather strikes. 

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Ready to help. Faster to any size disaster. 

Get to Know NOAA

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate data and forecasts and warnings to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. Our vision is a Weather-Ready Nation, one that is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events. Here’s what we’re doing to prepare the public for summer weather hazards and storm damage.

  • NWS leads Seasonal Safety Campaigns (like this one) to prepare the public for seasonal weather hazards.
  • NWS provides hourly weather forecasts to help you plan ahead.
  • NOAA issues a Hurricane Outlook as general guide to the expected overall activity during the upcoming hurricane season. 
  • NWS warns the public about severe weather through Wireless Emergency Alerts and NOAA Weather Radio.
  • NOAA, EPA and other federal agencies created an Excessive Heat Events Guidebook to help emergency managers prepare for heat waves.
  • NWS offices issue Surf Zone Forecasts routinely to let people know of the expected conditions at a particular beach; including a daily outlook for rip current potential.
  • NOAA and the National Weather Service, in partnership with the EPA, issues daily air quality forecast guidance as part of a national Air Quality Forecasting Capability.
  • NOAA issues Fire Weather Outlooks to help local officials prepare for potential wildfires.
  • NWS operates two tsunami warning centers that monitor Earth for tsunamis and the earthquakes that cause them and issue tsunami alerts to emergency managers and the public. 
  • Follow NWS on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news on weather preparedness. 

    Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.  Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    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 1,650 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

    Will Your Homeowner Insurance Cover Water Damage?

    7/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Will Your Homeowner Insurance Cover Water Damage? Water damage or flood damage can happen at anytime in Fort Mill.

    Most people learn a great deal about their homeowner’s insurance policy after there’s been an event— which is not the ideal time to have a crash course in coverage. At SERVPRO in Fort Mill, we see quite a few policies and situations. Although the details vary from one state to another and from one policy to another, we can share some general guidelines.

    If you live in a flood-prone area— not just near a waterway or the ocean, but in an area that’s frequently hit by major storms— you should get Fort Mill flood insurance. Most insurance policies don’t cover floods, which are the most common natural disaster in the nation. Between 2008 and 2012, the average flood claim was $42,000-plus. Not something you want to pay out of pocket!

    Water Damage vs. Flood: What’s the Difference?

    Water damage, as covered in the homeowner’s policy includes ‘instances of water hitting your home before touching the outside ground’. (No, we’re not making this up.) Damage from a leaky roof or broken pipe are insured. So too is mold that results from those accidents. But mold resulting from a flood won’t be covered unless you have separate flood insurance.

    It’s important to note that it is the damage to your home that’s insured, not the actual item that failed. So if a busted pipe was the source of the problem, the ruined carpet will be covered but not the broken pipe.

    FEMA estimates that just six inches of water can cause $20,000 in damage.

    After the hurricanes of the past decade, the government started tracking storm damage. This website not only shows you scary videos of hurricane damage and houses surrounded by water, but offers assistance in finding low-cost policies. Check it out: https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/.

    Here are some things flood insurance generally does cover:

    ·         Building & foundation

    ·         Electrical & plumbing

    ·         Permanently installed carpet, paneling & furniture

    ·         Removal of debris

    ·         Built-in appliances

    Homeowners do have some protection, though. Our team can usually help you decipher the language in your policy. And remember, you are not required to accept the lowest bid on restoration work. Repair rates should reflect the prevailing charges in your area for quality work. It’s easy enough to find a fully licensed and insured firm to take charge of the clean-up work. Just call us!

    While the first day or so after a catastrophic flood may seem like Armageddon, make sure you take the necessary steps to prevent further damage. We can help you identify what needs to be done. Also ask about time requirements. Most policies stipulate that preventive measures and restoration work be done within a certain time frame.

    Questions? Call 803-324-5780. Fortunately for you, we deal with these issues every day.

    3 Reasons To Hire Biohazard Cleanup Professionals In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

    7/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard 3 Reasons To Hire Biohazard Cleanup Professionals In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Emergency biohazard cleanup is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    When it comes to cleaning up an area in the aftermath of a traumatic event, or crime scene it’s likely a task you wouldn’t even know where to begin tackling. More importantly, if blood or other bodily fluids are involved, it creates an unsafe environment for you to be around. This is why Fort Mill and Rock Hill residents turn to SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for professional biohazard cleanup.

    The local company specializes in many types of emergency cleaning services and helps to reduce the risk of health hazards and property damage. Having them clean up the scene in a timely and efficient manner benefits their clients in the following ways:

    • Health Safety: Being exposed to this kind of hazardous condition can result in serious health problems if not handled correctly. Bodily fluids have the potential to pass on a variety of diseases to someone who isn’t trained in their proper disposal. 
    • Appropriate Materials & Equipment: Professional biohazard cleanup services utilize the right kind of cleaning materials and equipment to make certain the scene is thoroughly decontaminated. It takes higher strength cleaning products to ensure all hazards have been removed.
    • Relieve The Burden: Biohazard cleanup situations not only pose a threat for physical damages, but there is the emotional aspect to consider as well. Cleaning up after a loved one means reliving the trauma over and over, which no one should have to go through.

    Whatever the circumstances that led to the need for biohazard cleanup, it’s imperative that a professional be called to take on the job as quickly as possible. Contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, or visit their website for a complete list of community cleaning services. 

    Fort Mill 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

    7/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service Emergency water damage help is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day for 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.

    We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
    Call Today - 803-324-5780

    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 of Rock Hill & York County 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 in Fort Mill 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.

    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

    How to manage Fire Damage In Your Home or Business In Fort Mill/Rock Hill Area

    6/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage How to manage Fire Damage In Your Home or Business In Fort Mill/Rock Hill Area Who to call if you have a fire in your home or business? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Having a fire that damages your home or business can be scary and definitely costly in repairs.

    The most important part of repairing your fire damage is to find a restoration company that will help put your worries to rest and then get to work on fixing the damage as fast and effectively as possible. Every fire damage event is different and requires a unique solution but the general process stays the same.

    The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency.

    Please call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County if you have any questions about the process.

    Step 1: Emergency Contact 803-324-5780. You can call us 24/7.

    Step 2: Inspection, Testing, and Fire Damage Assessment

    Our Professionals will carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

    Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

    Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, our SERVPRO professionals can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

    Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

    After the Fire Department Leaves, there is often Water Damage. The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes the majority of the water. We will then use equipment, such as dehumidifiers and air movers to remove the remaining water and complete the drying process.

    Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

    The SERVPRO professionals use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

    Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

    We will clean all of the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire, using a variety of cleaning techniques to restore your belongings to pre-fire condition. We’re also trained to remove odors using industrial air scrubbers and fogging equipment.

    Step 7: Restoration

    Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-loss condition. As General Contractors we can handle anything, making it “Like it never even happened.”

    Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of large areas or rooms in a home or business.

    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 smoke or fire damage emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Fort Mill/Rock Hill community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

    Faster to Your Fort Mill Water Damage Emergency

    6/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Faster to Your Fort Mill Water Damage Emergency Top rated water damage restoration company in Fort Mill is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

    Faster To Any Size Disaster

    Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO in Fort Mill arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    Do You Have Water or Flood Damage?

    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Water Damage Timeline

    Within Minutes

    • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
    • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
    • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
    • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

    Hours 1 - 24:

    • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
    • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
    • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
    • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
    • A musty odor appears.

    48 Hours to 1 Week:

    • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
    • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
    • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
    • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
    • Paint begins to blister.
    • Wood flooring swells and warps.
    • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

    More Than 1 Week:

    • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
    • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

      Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

      As water damage specialists, we have the experience, expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property dried quickly and thoroughly. We use scientific drying principles and provide validation and documentation that your property is dry and the job is complete. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

    Flood Damage in Rock Hill: What Comes Next?

    6/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Flood Damage in Rock Hill: What Comes Next? Flooding can cause major damage to a home or business in Rock Hill.

    What Comes Next After Rock Hill Flood Damage?

    Rock Hill flood damage is an often unexpected but typically heavily impacting type of damage. Even buildings far away from any water source may encounter it for a number of reasons, ranging from heavy rainfall to burst pipes. Regardless of the reason, floodwaters must be drained immediately, and a restoration process must follow to avoid further water damage in Rock Hill

    Pumping out Water 

    If Rock Hill water remains inside your home, it may need to be pumped out with heavy equipment such as truck-mounted pumps and hoses. Thousands of gallons of water can be present in a single room, and in dark, low-lying regions like basements, this may be impossible to get out without hoses and pumps. Sewage, debris, and dangerous chemicals may mix with the floodwater, making it hazardous to remove without heavy machinery and vehicles. If not removed, these may work their way into the groundwater supply, potentially leading to enormous fines and contamination of the community's water supply. Typically, this is only necessary for rooms below ground level. 

    Removal of Furniture 

    Depending on the case, this may occur before the water is pumped out, but regardless of what order this step is in, furniture must typically be removed from affected rooms and areas. Large objects interfere with cleanup operations, and some, such as electronics, can present a real hazard to repair crews. Salvageable furniture can be put back in later. 

    Drying 

    Drying and dehumidification processes come next, typically assisted by machinery including industrial-grade dehumidifiers. This may take a while as floodwater tends to seep into floors and walls and stay as long as possible. In some cases, industrial air movers may be used to speed up the process. 

    Cleaning and Replacement 

    Once everything is dry, the process of replacement and cleanup can begin. Floodwater tends to be muddy and murky, and everything it touches typically needs heavy cleaning. Some things, such as floor tiles and carpeting, may need full removal and replacement. Once the cleanup is done, the area is typically sanitized with antimicrobial treatments. 

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

    24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to you Rock Hill home or business, day or night.

    What You Shouldn't and Should Do when You Encounter Residential Water Damage

    6/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What You Shouldn't and Should Do when You Encounter Residential Water Damage Flooding can cause residential water damage in Fort Mill or Rock Hill to any area of your home.

    The Do's and Don'ts of Residential Water Damage

    It happens to many homeowners and even to tenants, at times. Flooding can cause residential water damage in Fort Mill to any area of your home. The water may come from many sources, and with extremely rare exceptions, flooding should be treated as an emergency.


    Residential water damage only begins with the initial flooding, and with sump pumps, much of the water can be extracted. Mold and mildew can also damage your home and your belongings. These harmful aspects of mold and mildew can continue until the cause of their growth is eliminated. This is why it is imperative to apply the use of more than just a sump pump and a few fans. Doing so might get most surfaces dry-to-the-touch, but it won't be enough to penetrate into the interior of most of the damaged items. This is especially true for walls, floors, and ceilings of the rooms below where the flooding took place. Water damage behind fixed structures such as bathtubs and shower stalls can also hide water that can seep into other areas for months after the initial water damage took place.


    Sometimes, water damage results from sewer backup into your basement instead of overflowing from a non-draining sink or tub, or from a leaky pipe. Blackwater such as sewer backup should never be cleaned up by yourself. The health risks involving contact with black water are very high. Water from other sources can also create health problems. Water from natural sources does not contain only natural and non-harmful substances. Heavy rainfall or flood waters can contain oil and gasoline from runoff from nearby roads, residue from garbage, decaying fish and wildlife that have drowned, and many other contaminants.


    Professional clean-up should be used for residential water damage, especially for that involving sewer backup or flood waters from rainfall or overflowing rivers and streams. In addition to the always-present risk of electrocution, water can hide many other dangers. You can avoid these dangerous hazards by calling us, SERVPRO of Rock hill & York county. We are experts in eliminating water damage in residential settings and can help you get your home and your family back to normal.

    Do You Have Water or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned and Operated Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration Company

    We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Fort Mill residents and business owners with any-sized water and flood damage emergencies.

    Tip Tuesday

    6/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Tip Tuesday Tip Tuesday!

    Summer is here! 

    We are so excited that the summer is here! There are tons of fun activities that you can do! Many activities include physical activity! We hope that you have an AWESOME summer, full of fun! Make sure that you are taking proper steps to make sure you are staying safe in the sun. 

    This is our latest Tip Tuesday! We remind you that before you go outside to play sports or workout, to drink water 20 minutes before you go outside to make sure that do not become dehydrated. 

    Remember, we are ALWAYS here to help in any way that we can. Make sure you check out more useful tips by visiting our Twitter page. https://twitter.com/SERVPRO9689

    Call us today to see how we can help keep you home clean! We hope you never have a fire or water damage, but if you do - We will ALWAYS be here to help. 

    803-324-5780

    Training in Columbia

    6/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Training in Columbia We had a GREAT day in Columbia!

    To be the best, we share the best! 

    Our Marketing Manager, Erin and Marketing Representative, Jessica, went to Columbia for commercial training yesterday. They learned even more about how to handle a commercial loss. 

    At SERVPRO, we NEVER settle. We are constantly learning and growing as a company. During training, they learned more useful ways to help our customers to make a commercial loss run as smooth as possible.

    Many people do not know that SERVPRO can handle ANY size job. There have been 32 MILLION dollar jobs that SERVPRO made 'Like it never even happened."

    We hope your business NEVER has a great loss, but if you do, rest easy knowing that we will be there for you every step of the way. Feel free to call us for more information!

    803-324-5780  

    Mr. Putty's Fun Park Winner

    6/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Mr. Putty's Fun Park Winner Congrats to Kaitlyn!

    Another winner! 

    We love being able to give back to our community and giving people prizes for helping us grow our page. We are SO very grateful for everyone that 'likes' us on Facebook and then shares our post to help promote our business. 

    Many people do not know, but we are independently owned and operated. We LOVE helping support keeping our money local. We are a part of such an amazing community. 

    If there is ANYTHING we can do to help you or your business, please contact us! We are more than just fire and water restoration company. We can clean your carpets, your air, and SO MUCH MORE! 

    803-324-5780

    Facebook Giveaway Winners!

    6/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Facebook Giveaway Winners! Our proud winners!

    We were so excited to give these winners their gift card to Mr. Putty's, yesterday! 

    We have Facebook competitions going on very often. There are chances to win all types of great prizes. In the past we have given away movie tickets, Starbucks gift cards, Target gift cards, and many more. It's simple! To enter, just 'like' our page and share the competition post. We love having our community involved with our Facebook page. 

    803-324-5780

    We would love to help you in the event of water damage, fire damage, or mold damage! Check out our website for other cleaning services that we offer as well! 

    Managing Mold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill

    6/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Managing Mold In Fort Mill And Rock Hill We can help you get the mold out your home or business.

    Mold Removal Experts In Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area

    When there's a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Fortunately, the professionals at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County have the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem. Although every mold damage scenario is different requiring a unique solution, the general mold remediation process stays the same. The following steps illustrate a "typical" mold removal process. 

    Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

    The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel needed.

    Inspection and Damage Assessment

    Your property will be carefully inspected for signs of mold using technology designed to detect mold and hidden water sources. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view.

    Mold Containment

    Various containment procedures will be placed to prevent the spread of mold and isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

    Air Filtration

    Specialized filtration equipment captures microscopic mold spores out of the air. SERVPRO technicians utilize powerful air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of the se mold spores while the mold remediation is in progress.

    Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

    The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments will be used to eliminated mold colonies and help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and flooring, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

    Cleaning Contents and Belongings

    SERVPRO professionals will clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. They are also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

    Restoration

    Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

    If You See Signs of Mold, 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 live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Fort Mill, Rock Hill community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

    Got Water Damage? - Steps to Take

    6/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Got Water Damage? - Steps to Take Need emergency water damage cleanup help? Call us at 803-324-5780.

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County Provides Water Damage Service 

    Many types of natural disasters could impact your home, and flooding is one of the most common events that homeowners in the New Hope area may encounter. Water damage can wreak havoc on your property, and you may wonder if there is hope for your structure and everything inside it to be restored to its former condition after a flood. The good news is that your property can be restored to like-new condition by following a few key steps. 

    Removing the Standing Water 
    After a building has been flooded, standing water is a huge problem. Removing this water is the first step to take when you want to repair your property. The longer the water remains in the home, the more likely you are to deal with significant water damage and mold growth issues. Therefore, time is of the essence when dealing with water issues. Using a powerful wet vacuum device to extract the standing water is an effective way to remove the water quickly. With a significant amount of pooling water, it may be wise to call upon the services of SERVPRO to extract the water using truck mounted pumps and other heavy duty equipment.

    Addressing the Issue of Humidity 
    Once the standing water has been removed from the property, the work is not yet done. Often, high humidity levels will linger in the structure after the water has been extracted. High humidity levels can be damaging to many surfaces in the building, so the air must be dried out. Powerful fans, air movers, can be used to dry out the property by increasing the rate of evaporation, and they may need to run non-stop for several days or longer in order to provide the results desired. Dehumidifiers are also needed to pull moisture from the air and then devices like hygrometers can measure the RH-relative humidity within the house.

    Restoring the Property 
    The cleanup isn't finished even after the water removal and humidity levels have been addressed. For example, you may need to remedy issues such as odors, water stains, wetted photographs, building materials, and warped wood. Carpeting and some other materials may be professionally cleaned to by SERVPRO restore them to like-new condition, but other materials, such as drywall, may need to be replaced.

    It takes a lot of expertise and equipment to improve a property after Fort Mill or Rock Hill water damage, but SERVPRO of Rock hill & York County can help. We are the locally owned company that has already helped many of your neighbors improve their properties after similar events, and we are ready to begin working for you. We have the equipment, skills and know-how necessary to get the job done to your satisfaction.

    Do You Have Water or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event. When a major flooding event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

    Rock Hill Flood Damage - Overcoming Flood Damage in Rock Hill

    5/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Rock Hill Flood Damage - Overcoming Flood Damage in Rock Hill Who to call if your home or business floods in Rock Hill? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Flood Damage Rock Hill - Overcoming Flood Damage in Rock Hill

    Call SERVPRO for Rock Hill Flood Damage Remediation
    The unfortunate reality is that many homeowners will have to contend with flood damage Rock Hill at one time or another. Flooding can occur for any number of reasons, such as a leaky or burst pipe, a natural weather event that brings floodwaters into the home, and more. Whether you have a few inches of water or several feet or water in your home, you need to find a company that offers a fast response to water remediation and flood damage in Rock Hill if you want to return your home to normal.

    Why a Fast Response Is Needed
    Water may be an essential for life, but it also can be very destructive. Consider that water can cause your wood furnishings and fixtures to warp, mold or mildew. Mold can begin to grow on various other surfaces when water is not removed promptly. In addition, water staining is common. Such issues with staining, warping and mold growth can wreak havoc in your home, but you will find that the damage to your property is significantly reduced when you set up fast efficient Rock Hill flood damage service. Keep in mind that mold and mildew damage can quickly spread to other areas of the home where water damage is not present, posing a health and safety hazard to your loved ones. Preventing the growth of mold in the home is a top priority, and a fast response to water damage is the best option to take.

    What to Expect From Flood Damage Services
    While flooding is common in homes in this area, you may have never had a reason to contact a professional service provider for Rock Hill flood damage services in the past, and you may not know what to expect from the service. With SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, you can expect a team of skilled and hardworking professionals to arrive at your home promptly and begin extracting the standing water from the home. As soon as the standing water has been removed, additional steps will be taken to reduce the humidity level in the home. Keep in mind that high levels of moisture can be almost as damaging to a home as water itself. The restoration work will begin once the water and humidity have been removed.

    When to Call for Help
    If you have discovered standing water in your home, you may not be certain when you should contact a professional for assistance with water remediation services. Rock Hill flood damage services are available to help you with all aspects of water remediation, and this includes water extraction, which should begin as soon as possible. This can start as soon as fresh water is no longer pouring into the home. After you have turned off or stopped the flow of water into the home, you can begin eradicating the water through remediation services.

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

    24 Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    We know that water and flooding emergencies can happen any time, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including holidays. We provide immediate emergency water services to you Rock Hill home or business, day or night.

    Prevent Water Damage in your Home This Spring by Watching for Sump Pump Failures

    5/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Prevent Water Damage in your Home This Spring by Watching for Sump Pump Failures If you have basement or crawlspace water damage call us to day for help at 803-324-5780.

    Sump pumps can cause major water damage in Fort Mill or Rock Hill area

    Sump pumps are headache savers when it comes to saving our basements from flooding whenever a downpour occurs. The sump pump sits in the lowest part of our basement or crawlspace and is automatically activated when it detects that there is water starting to fill up the hole it is sitting in. As the pump runs, it sends the water out of the discharge line and away from the home making sure that the home does not flood. Like any other mechanical device, sump pumps still have the possibility of failing.

    Causes of sump pump failure

    • Power failure – The most common cause for failure of a sump pump is a power outage. As we know, most power outages happen when we need the sump pump most, during a storm. Purchasing a backup generator to keep your sump pump moving during a storm can save your home from a flooded basement.
    • Improper installation – The installation of a sump pump is crucial to it working properly. One mistake or misstep in following the manufacturer instructions can lead to water to be displaced. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s manual or consult a professional to make sure the sump pump is installed correctly.
    • Frozen or clogged discharge line – The discharge line is where the water exits the home. It is important to make sure that the line is protected from freezing and does not have debris such as dirt, rocks and sticks. A grated discharge line will give water a separate way to flow in case of a blockage.
    • Lack of maintenance – Manufacturers recommend testing and running the pump every 2-3 months.
    • Switch problems – The purpose of the sump pump is to automatically turn on when a sensor notices that there is water build up. If the pump gets shifted and moves position inside of the basin, it can cause switch to be inaccurate and not know where the correct water level is, making the pump not switch on at the correct time.
    • Manufacturer defect – Although it is rare to get a bad machine right out of the store, it still is possible. It is important to test the pump after installation to ensure that it is running properly so that you aren’t finding the defect when it is already too late.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

      Source - http://renewservices.com/7-causes-of-sump-pump-failure-what-to-do/

    What Happens in Clover Commercial Flood Damage?

    5/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial What Happens in Clover Commercial Flood Damage? Who to call if you have a commercial disaster? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Some Major Issues of Concern After Flood Damage

    Flood damage is often at its worst when it hits commercial buildings. Businesses often have materials and equipment in them that can make commercial flood damage in Clover particularly dangerous and damaging. Besides, the large and practical layouts of most commercial buildings can compound repair obstacles, but also expedite some processes. These are some of the most major concerns that may strike you after flood damage hits your business. 
     
    Leaked or Mixed Chemicals 
     
    Commercial buildings in Clover often have high quantities of potentially hazardous liquid and powder materials that floodwater can easily mix with. Everything from industrial chemicals to simple cleaning supplies may present a hazard, in addition to materials such as drywall or fiberglass which may create further problems if melted down by water. Although the risk of such hazards is greatly reduced once waters have dried up, their risks and potential consequences should not be forgotten. 
     
    Electronics and Wall Outlets 
     
    Electrical currents from electronics or wall outlets are one of the most potentially dangerous factors in a flooded room. Although floodwaters do not often reach high enough to make this a significant threat, it can be more common in basements and areas below ground level. Boots and pants, tightly sealed and resistant to electricity, are a must whenever entering a flooded room. 
     
    Mold Growth 
     
    Mold patches can develop within days of a flood's occurrence, and these patches will often not stop growing until the area is completely dry. Rapid draining and drying of rooms are essential for stopping mold growth in its tracks, but some amount of mold growth is typical to be expected after a flood. 
     
    Structural Damage and Repairs 
     
    Parts of the structure, such as wall and floor materials, outlets, metal building materials, and more may need repair or replacement following a flood. Not only is water capable of tearing through and staining some materials, but it can also cause damage in the form of rust and corrosion in metals and other materials. Water and Clover flood damage is often a particularly significant problem after huge floods, but a building will typically incur at least moderate structural damage following a flood. One of the most commonly replaced items is flooring, especially for carpets and some types of wood. 

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

    Clover Commercial Building Restoration Services

    When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County responds quickly to your Clover business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies.

    Commerical Water Damage in Fort Mill Due to Sewage Leaks

    5/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commerical Water Damage in Fort Mill Due to Sewage Leaks Top rated commercial water damage restoration company is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    Water Damage Remedation Can Prevent Employee Health Issues

    One of the more dangerous types of Fort Mill water damage which can occur in your commercial property is the leakage of sewage. Sewage contains bacteria, fungi, and viruses, many which can cause a lot of health concerns, including mold. Many people sadly do not realize the hazards that sewage can bring into your building, especially for those who are very old or young, and for anyone who already has an immune system which has been compromised or who have respiratory problems

    As a business owner, there are some fundamental principles you should know about sewer backups and water damage:

    Sewage hosts several different pathogenic and disease-causing bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses. Anyone who is working on losses of sewage has to have vaccinations which are up to date, including their Hepatitis B.


    Exposure to sewage is dangerous, especially for anyone under the age of two or over the age of sixty, for people with weakened immune systems, anyone who is recovering from surgery, for women who are pregnant, anyone who has AIDS, or anyone on chemotherapy or prescription drugs.

    It is unsafe to stay in a Fort Mill building which has been flooded by sewage unless the area that is contaminated can be totally sealed off and put under a controlled air flow, so there is not a danger of cross contamination to sectors that are not affected.

    Materials that are highly absorbent and saturated with sewage material such as carpeting, carpet padding, upholstery, insulation, and drywall that cannot be laundered for at least ten minutes in hot water will need to be trashed.  It is too big of a health risk to only clean and dry these materials.

    Only professionals who are highly trained should be performing your sewage and water damage remediation work near Fort Mill. Afterward, a third party environmental professional can do post-remediation verification to make sure your building is safe to re-occupy.

    Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County has the training, equipment, and experience to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies around Fort Mill. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building in Fort Mill, or big box store in Downtown Fort Mill, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 

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

    Disaster Recovery Teams are ready to help in Fort Mill.

    Newport Flood Damage In York County

    5/19/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage Newport Flood Damage In York County We are ready for any size disaster in Newport South Carolina.

    How To Deal With Flooding In Newport South Carolina

    Flood damage in Newport is not to be taking lightly. Water is not just something that you drink. It has the potential to destroy your home in a slow and steady way. Among the things that water damage causes are mold and fungi. While it is possible to get rid of the fungi by yourself, you need the help of a professional. The reason behind this is that water and moisture can be in areas that can't be accessed. There are well-trained specialists that are certified and have the equipment needed to not only get rid of water but restore all of the damage that has been caused by floods. 
     
    The usual causes of floods are storms, natural disasters or other issues. In many cases, all it takes is hard rain to flood the home. When a home is flooded, the best way to get rid of all of the moisture in the home is to call a professional. You need a professional that has a certification and a proven track record. Research is necessary when it comes to obtaining a company that is trustworthy to handle your flooding
     
    There are different types of equipment that a company uses to get rid of all of the moisture in the home. Among the pieces of equipment used are sump pumps. They are very helpful for getting all of the water and hidden moisture out of the home. Moisture detectors and hygrometers are utilized to measure the amount of moisture saturation in a certain area. Another type of equipment used is infrared cameras. They are used to locate water that may be hidden behind ceilings and walls. Dehumidifiers and air movers help dry up any remaining moisture.
     
    A Newport flood damage professional company that is worth checking out is SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. They have a staff of highly skilled and certified professional that are experienced in water damage removal and restoration. They are also well equipped to handle every bit of water damage in the home. They can locate every bit and piece of moisture so that you can rest assured that your home remains safe.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Newport community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

    Water Damage in Fort Mill - What to Do With Your Property

    5/19/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage in Fort Mill - What to Do With Your Property Emergency service for water damage is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    SERVPRO of York County Offers Fort Mill Water Damage Remediation Services

    Water damage in Fort Mill homes can be one of the most problematic events for local property owners. Homeowners may experience some type of water damage in varying degrees. When you have standing water in your home, the effects go beyond having to remove the water. It makes you worry about how long it will take to repair the damage and at what cost to you. Rest assured, however, that the property can be restored to the pre-loss condition when you know the proper steps to take to address the situation. 

    Dealing With the Water 
    The first step necessary to prevent further water damage in Fort Mill homes is to address the water situation. Stop the flow of water if you can. For example, if you have a plumbing leak, turn off the main water valve supplying the home with water, and call a plumber for repair service. Afterward, you can begin extracting water on your own, or you may use professional water extraction methods to remove the water quicker. Keep in mind that time is of the essence because of the potential for mold growth and the likelihood that secondary water damage will spread across many surfaces in the home the longer the water remains. SERVPRO can expediently remove the water, thus mitigating damage to belongs and the structure.

    Facing the Moisture Issue
    Even when the water has been extracted from your Fort Mill property, your work is not complete. High levels of water in the home can result in elevated humidity levels, and this can be just as damaging to the home as the water itself. For example, high humidity levels can result in warped wood, electronic breakdowns, mold growth and more. You can air out your home on your own, but you may find that professional services yield much faster progress, which is a true benefit for your property. SERVPRO utilizes air movers and dehumidifiers to increase evaporation rate and to pluck moisture from the air reducing the RH (relative humidity.)

    Repairing the Property 
    Only after the water and moisture have been removed from the home can the repair work begin in earnest. Some areas may be warped, stained or odorous, and each surface may require a different approach to cleaning, restoring, or replacing it. For example, carpeting may be stained, but it generally can be steam cleaned to restore it to like-new condition. Parquet flooring may have to be replaced with a new surface. However, if it has mold damage, the carpeting will require replacement. There many surfaces in the home, hard and soft like fabrics, that need attention. 

    When you want to improve your property after a flood issue, professional services may yield faster and superior results. SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County offers proven water remediation and repair services that can be used to extract the water and moisture quickly and repair the property. 

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Golf Tournament Gift Card Winner!

    5/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Golf Tournament Gift Card Winner! This is Matt Taylor, the tee guessing champion!

    We had such a wonderful time at the Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament! We had many great golfers stop by our SERVPRO booth. At the booth, we had a "Guess the Tees you See" competition. The closest guess was made by Matt Taylor! His guess was 192 and the actual amount was 193! We presented him with his Dick's gift card. He was very excited. He stated "I never win anything!" We can't wait for more golf tournaments in the future. SERVPRO is so proud to be apart of York County.

    Trust your local franchise to handle any fire damage, water damage, or mold issue you may have.

    You might also be pleasantly surprised to know that we offer general cleaning services as well. Learn more about how we can help you with you restoration and cleaning needs! 

    803-324-5780

    Sewage Backup Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help In Rock Hill

    5/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Sewage Backup Cleanup Company Is Ready To Help In Rock Hill Need emergency sewage cleanup for your Rock Hill home or business? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Rock Hill Restoration

    Sewage backup cleanup and removal in Rock Hill is always a messy job. All you have to say is the sewage word and people know exactly what you are talking about. When it comes in contact with your homes flooring or contents is when you have a problem on your hands.

     If a sewage line gets clogged or you just have a random backup is where we come in. We have the tools and knowledge to help you get everything cleaned up and sanitized as quickly as possible. Our technicians have been trained on how to clean up contaminated water and use the proper protection from what may it may contain. Not only does the look of sewage water scare people but the odor will definitely make you think twice about cleaning it up yourself. Most Rock Hill homeowner do call for advice if it is a small problem, but if you feel your over your head with the sewage overflow cleanup, we are ready to help. 

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

    24 Emergency Service

    Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.

    Our Starbucks Gift Card Winner!

    5/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Our Starbucks Gift Card Winner! This is the picture she took!

    We recently had a Facebook competition to win a Starbucks gift card! The winner received the gift card and our Thank You note and shared the post on her Facebook page. We are so excited to grow our page! Check out our latest competition! We are giving away ANOTHER Starbucks gift card for $25! 'Like' our page and share our post to be entered!

    Our winner had this to say: 

    "Thank you SERVPRO if Rock Hill and York County for my Starbucks gift card. It was a pleasure sharing your business on my page. I will recommend you to my family, friends and co-workers."


    We would love to handle any fire, water, or mold damage you may have!

    803-324-5780

    Rock Hill Biohazard and Sewage-What to Do?

    5/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Rock Hill Biohazard and Sewage-What to Do? Biohazard cleanup team is ready in Rock Hill.

    SERVPRO Can Safely Remedy Biohazard and Sewage Cleanup in Rock Hill

    Rock Hill biohazard and sewage cleanup can involve hidden dangers. It must only be handled by an expert team, with the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job safely. With the assistance of a professional biohazard service from SERVPRO, you can rest assured that your health and the security of your property is a top priority.

    There are many reasons why biohazards develop. Several are crime scene residues, chemical spills, animal waste or carcasses, hoarding, and the most frequent, sewage backups. The main point to remember is that certain chemicals and pathogens can lead to unhealthy and dangerous consequences if left untreated in a home or business. If you suspect that this kind of problem has occurred in or around your property, you need to call in the SERVPRO experts quickly to assess the situation.

    Once the experts carry out a thorough inspection of the site, they can give you a general assessment. You should not attempt to re-enter the property until you have received clearance from an authoritative source.

    The reason eradication and elimination are the primary tactics for biohazard cleanup are because any materials that have come into contact with raw sewage could present a serious risk to health. Within areas deemed ‘unsafe,’ life-threatening organisms like E. coli, salmonella, tapeworm, HPV (human papilloma virus), chemicals, and even HIV and AIDs can lurk if blood is present.

    If you experience any breakdown involving sewage in Rock Hill on a scale larger than a small toilet overflow, you absolutely must contact a biohazard removal team right away. In most cases, it is only sewer water that warrants such an immediate reaction, but it is important to be aware that other forms of water damage can become harmful if left untreated.

    For example, water from drains and polluted rivers may flood a property and deposit contaminants. This water is not clean; it contains all kinds of bacteria, irritants, and harmful substances and is termed Black Water. This is why you should never wait before you get water damage of any type restored and repaired, even as the contaminated water is quickly removed from the premises.

    For businesses, the urgency of biohazard cleanup is particularly pressing. You cannot afford to have your workers or clients exposed to contaminated water, pathogenic agents from a crime scene, or meth lab chemicals. Get in touch with an expert biohazard cleanup team from SERVPRO right away. These skilled professionals, wearing Hazmat safety clothing and gear, utilize special equipment for any biohazard clean up in Rock Hill. Immediate mitigation of health related issues and property preservation are the main, initial focal points. Safety always comes first.

     24 Hour Emergency Service for Biohazard and Sewage Clean Up

    Need Rock Hill Biohazard Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    24 Hour Emergency Service

    We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

    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

    Crawlspace Water Damage In Fort Mill

    5/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Crawlspace Water Damage In Fort Mill Water damage restoration in Fort Mill by SERVPRO.

    Water damage can happen to many locations in a Fort Mill home.

    When a water claim is reported and the affected area is a crawlspace we know its going to be a messy job. One reason is that it is usually a tight space to work which makes moving around much more difficult. Another added problem is that the insulation will most likely be wet and hanging or falling down. And then the ground will most likely be muddy as well. Not to mention the possibility of bugs, rodents or snakes being present.

    Then since it is a crawlspace the technicians will have to wear tyvek suits to protect them from insulation fibers, contaminated water or bugs. And one of the main issues we encounter during a crawlspace cleanup is the small door that we have work in and out of. This causes problems moving equipment, debris and people through.

    With all these possibly issues is why a crawlspace water damage cleanup can get very messy. Also if a water damage is not dried properly, mold may start growing in your crawlspace area.

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

    Emergency Water Removal Service Team Is Ready For Your Fort Mill Disaster

    Clover Commercial Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

    5/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Clover Commercial Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration Clover water and fire damage cleanup and restoration. Call 803-324-5780.

    Commercial Buildings In Clover Have Disasters

    All properties can have a unforeseen disaster at any time. They can be small like a water leak, or large catastrophes like a complete fire that burns the building to the ground.

    We at SERVPRO have seen all types of Clover water and fire disasters to commercial properties and residential homes.

    The first thing to do after you discover a problem is to call a fire and water restoration company in Clover that can handle the job. We at SERVPRO have unlimited resources to take care of any size project. Our large loss team has yet to come upon a restoration job that they could not handle.

    If you have questions about what to do or may just need a inspection we are here to help.

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

    Clover Commercial Building Restoration Services

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is available 24 hours a day to restore your Clover property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events.

    You may also visit our SERVPRO facebook page for more inforamtion about us and what we do.

    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! 

    Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament This is a look at our set up!

    We had the honor of participating in the Strawberry Festival Golf Tournament on Tuesday, May 3rd. We met so many great people from our community, while enjoying golf. We were fortunate enough to have the 1st hole at the tournament! We handed out goodies such as golf tees, golf towels, poker chip ball markets, useful information, snacks, and waters! We enjoyed getting to know more people in our wonderful community. We held a competition to see who who could guess the closest number of tees in a jar! Winner will be announced SOON! We can't wait to do this event again next year. Though it was a little wet from the recent rain, everyone still had a great time and played well. 

    It wasn't only the greens that had excess water. All over our county, we saw water damage. Remember, we are here for York County in the event of storm/water damage in your home or business. We will make it "Like it never even happened.”  

    Clover Water Damage Restoration Company

    5/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Need the best water damage restoration company in Clover? Call SERVPRO for help today at 803-324-5780.

    Clover residents who need emergency water damage cleanup and repair should call SERVPRO.

    If your home has flood damage or a burst pipe that causes a Clover water damage claim we can help. Are staff is on call 24/7 and ready to help with any size disaster you may have. 

    Are main office is located in Fort Mill so we can be on site quickly. We are also a local company since 2009, so you can count on us being here if you have questions in the future.

    Our staff is highly trained in water damage restoration and have done hundreds of claims in the York County area. We can handle residential and commercial water or flood damage that may have affected you. 

    For more information about SERVPRO of Rock Hill and York County you can visit our facebook or google+ page.

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

    Clover residents can always count on SERVPRO to be a great Clover water damage restoration company for your area. 

     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.

    Heavy Rains Cause Floods In Rock Hill Commercial Buildings

    5/3/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Heavy Rains Cause Floods In Rock Hill Commercial Buildings SERVPRO is ready for any size water damage emergency.

    Storms in Rock Hill damage commercial structures.

    Over the weekend the Rock Hill area had severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. The ground and sanitary sewer system could not keep up and we received tons of water damage emergencies. Some areas had water flowing over main roads which caused closures.

    After the rain had finally stopped we were able to get all caught up on the calls. We had small water claims all the way up to large commercial buildings that were flooded

    On Monday morning we started to receive more calls from all the business that were closed over the weekend. As the workers showed up they noticed that they had been affected as well from the rain. One was a bank in Clover that had water damage to multiple offices and reception area. 

    If your building or home ever suffers a water intrusion please give us a call for help. We are always open and ready to respond to any size water damage emergency in Fort Mill, Rock Hill or the surrounding area.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage?
    Call Us Today (803) 324-5780

    Springfield Golf Tournament In Fort Mill

    5/3/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Springfield Golf Tournament In Fort Mill Springfield and SERVPRO working together for a great community event.

    Today we sponsored a golf tournament at the Springfield Country Club. It has been raining all week but it look likes the weather has cleared up this morning. The date was up in the air due to the heavy storms which caused flooding in Fort Mill and the Rock Hill area.

    Thank goodness that the fairways did not suffer and damage from the floods or heavy rain.

    We will give you a update later on how the event went and also the conditions of the greens.

    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 Springfield, SC community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

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

    FREE FOOD FROM EMPIRE PIZZA!

    4/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Community FREE FOOD FROM EMPIRE PIZZA! Look at all that cheese!

    We are having another competition on our Facebook page! It's simple, just 'like' our page and share our post to be entered to win $50 to Empire Pizza. There are THREE locations to choose from in York County. Visit the 2 locations in Rock Hill, or the location in Fort Mill. We are ALL about supporting local business! Good luck to everyone! Like what you see on our website? Check out our Twitter page as well. Remember, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is here for you EVERY DAY of the week. No matter what time you emergancy happens, we will be there!  

    (Winner must be local to York County.) 

    Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration In Rock Hill

    4/28/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration In Rock Hill Rock Hill fire damage cleanup and restoration by SERVPRO.

    Rock Hill Fires Can Cause Major Damage To A Home Or Business.

    As you can see by the picture how a fire can destroy a home in Rock Hill very quickly. This fire was located in the attic area and burnt the roof off of the home. Nobody was home at the time and there were no injuries. 

    The result of the fire was water damage to the rest of the home due to the fire department had to saturate the home to get the fire out. All of the contents had either smoke damage or water damage. The contents are now being dried by dehumidification and then will be cleaned and ozone to get the smell out.

    Luckily the homeowners had good insurance coverage to cover the cost of damages. The homeowner was a complete loss and will have to be torn down.

    For more information about our fire damage cleanup services visit our main website and look for the link labeled: Fire Damage.

    Have Rock Hill Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

    Fire emergencies can happen without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your Rock Hill home or commercial property is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, day or night.

    Need emergency fire damage cleanup and restoration in Rock Hill? Call now for help or questions.

    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?!

    Cherry Sushi & Grill Opens In Fort Mill

    4/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Cherry Sushi & Grill Opens In Fort Mill Sushi in Fort Mill.

    New restaurant opens in the Springfield area of Fort Mill.

    Finally the Cherry Sushi & Grill opens its doors last week. It has been doing construction on the interior for the last year as the locals have been waiting.

    We visited the restaurant a day after it opened to give it a try. The sushi was good and the place was nice and inviting. We could tell that the staff was new and still trying to figure things out but everybody was pleasant. 

    If your looking to try a new place to eat in the Fort Mill area give them a shot.

    Need Water Damage Help In Clover?

    4/27/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Need Water Damage Help In Clover? Call Clover water damage cleanup team at 803-324-5780.

    Clover water damage restoration company is ready.

    Here is a picture of plumbing line under a sink that burst. it caused damage to the cabinets and the surrounding rooms. The bases of the cabinets swelled up before we could get them dry. The other areas of the home had minor water damage and dried quickly.

    The homeowner did file a insurance claim to cover the cost of drying and the future repairs. If you feel that you may have a water claim in Clover and need restoration company to help you don't hesitate to call. We can come out and do a inspection to see how much damage you may have and if a claim is needed.

    SERVPRO is a top rated water damage cleanup and restoration company that serves Clover. We are on call 24/7 for any size disaster.

    We are Clover water removal and cleanup specialists and are ready to service your home.

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

    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.

    Clover Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration Company Gets To Work

    4/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Clover Fire Damage Cleanup And Restoration Company Gets To Work House fire in River Hills South Carolina.

    A fire in River Hills community in South Carolina causes major damage to home.

    Just last week a home in Clover had a fire start in the attic area of their home. It burnt the roof off in several areas and caused soot to spread throughout the home. The fire department was able to put the fire out before it spread to the main level of the home. 

    After the home was cleared from the fire inspection we were able to go inside to see the extent of the damage. As we were going through the home we noticed that every room had been affected from the water that put the fire out and there was soot everywhere. Most of the rooms had drywall and insulation laying on contents and the floor. 

    The structure is not going to be salvageable but there are a bunch of personal contents that are. We are in the process now of getting them back to our warehouse for cleaning and deodorization.

    River Hills, SC Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

    24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

    Fire emergencies can happen without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your River Hills home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, day or night.

    Have River Hills or Clover Fire Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

    4/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Win a $25 Starbucks Gift Card! Everyone loves Starbucks!

    Time to give away another gift card!

    All you have to do is "like" us on Facebook and share our post. This time, we are giving away $25 Starbuck gift cards to TWO different people. There is an extra chance to win! We provide helpful information, humor, and tons of giveaways on our page! We would love to have you as a part of our Facebook family! 

    (Competition is for York County residents ONLY!) 

    Del Webb In Fort Mill Disaster Service By SERVPRO

    4/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Community Del Webb In Fort Mill Disaster Service By SERVPRO Fort Mill's Dell Webb homeowners can count on SERVPRO any disaster restoration service.

    SERVPRO is Fort Mill's top rated water damage restoration company.

    Water Damage Cleanup For Del Webb Homeowners In Fort Mill

    If you have suffered from a broken pipe or water leak in your home and have a water damage that needs cleaned up we are here to help. We serve the your neighborhood and are ready to get your water disaster under control. Our local office has all the tools necessary to make sure the job gets done right.

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

    Sewage Backup Cleanup For Del Webb Homeowners In Fort Mill

    If a toilet overflows or backs up into your home it can cause major damage. Not only does sewage water smell, it can carry many toxins that you do not want to come in contact with. We have the training and equipment to make sure the cleanup process goes smoothly.

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

    Mold Removal For Del Webb Homeowners In Fort Mill

    If you see signs of mold in your residents and you feel it is more than you can handle we can help. We are certified in the mold removal process for any home or business. 

    If You See Signs of Del Webb Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Carpet Cleaning For Del Webb Homeowners In Fort Mill

    If you need a carpet cleaning for your home in Fort Mill we are able to get you taken care of. Our hot water extraction cleaning will do the trick to getting your carpets cleaned and looking the best they can. 

    Need Del Webb Carpet or Upholstery Cleaning?
    Call Today – (803) 324-5780

    Fire Damage Cleanup For Dell Webb Homeowners In Fort Mill

    If you have had a fire in your home and need fire cleanup service we can help. After the fire is put out you are left with soot and a smell that can be hard to remove by yourself. We here at SERVPRO have all the tools to get your home back to the way it was.

    Need Del Webb Smoke or Fire Damage Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    For more inforamtion about Carolina Orchards in Fort Mill follow the link below:

    delwebb.com/carolinaorchards

    Fort Mill Water Damage Extraction Company

    4/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Water Damage Extraction Company Fort Mill water extraction service is ready to help. Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    SERVPRO handles large water extraction for Fort Mill homeowner

    Just last week another resident in Fort Mill had a pipe burst and cause major flooding to the first floor of the home. We arrived on site and began the cleanup process quickly.

    As you can see by the picture we used a newer water extraction tool called weighted assist. It is a piece of equipment that you stand on and drive over carpeted areas that have been affected by water. The weight from the technician helps push down the unit to maximize the suction power to get the water from the carpet. it also has a cool light on the front but no horn.

    This tool helps us get more water out of the carpet quickly which in turn help us to get it dry faster.

    If you live in Fort Mill or Rock Hill area and need water extraction in your home or business call us today for help.

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

    Water Heater Caused A Water Damage Claim In Fort Mill

    4/20/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Heater Caused A Water Damage Claim In Fort Mill Fort Mill SC water damage cleanup and restoration company.

    This is a picture of the culprit who cased a major flood in a Fort Mill home last week.


    The homeowner came home to a mess after work and realized that her water heater had finally had enough and and decided to spill water for a long period of time. And of course it waited till nobody was home to do anything about it.

    After we "SERVPRO" arrived on site we began to extract all the standing water and block up the furniture to help it from getting damaged. 

    A plumber was called that day and a new water heater was installed and ready for service by the end of the day.

    If you live in the Fort Mill area and have had a water heater cause water damage to your home give us a call for help anytime. we are always ready to help.

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Commercial Cleaning For Rock Hill

    4/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Cleaning Commercial Cleaning For Rock Hill We are ready to help for any Rock Hill commercial disaster.

    Need a general Cleaning at your company?

    We here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County can handle your cleaning project or disaster you may have at your commercial building. Most companies have a staff to handle general maintenance and light cleaning for their Rock Hill building. We can be called when a job or problem arises that can't be handled by the on site staff such as fire damage, water damage or mold removal.

    Commercial buildings need to stay open for business

    Another way SERVPRO can help is to get your business back up and running quickly if you have to shut down from a disaster. The longer you cannot serve your clients the longer you loose money and productivity. We can get on site quickly due to we are a local company and assess the situation and let you know what is needed to get your doors back open. We here at SERVPRO have a unlimited supply of resources for any size Rock Hill commercial restoration.

    For more information about SERVPRO in Rock Hill you can visit our Linkedin page by clicking here: SERVPRO Linkedin

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

    New Tega Cay Deli

    4/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Community New Tega Cay Deli Tega Cay Deli

    Tega Cay just got a new place for local residents to eat. 


    We just went today to have lunch and give it a try and it were happy. The selection of food choices was great. They had everything from breakfast to dinner. 

    If your looking for a nice deli in the Tega Cay Fort Mill area I would recommend this one.

    For questions about the deli you can contact them directly at: (803) 396-1500

    Hope you have a great experience.

    Is your business prepared for a disaster?

    4/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Is your business prepared for a disaster? Get Prepared Today!

     

    There is a statistic that states that 50% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster takes place.

    After spending countless hours devoted to your business, do not let a water or fire damage shut your doors. SERVPRO offers a FREE plan to prevent damage when a disaster occurs. Do you and your employees know where the water shut-offs are? Do you have a fire extinguisher handy? These are just a couple of the questions we will ask to help get your business prepared for anything. This planned is called an ERP (Emergency Ready Plan). We would LOVE to put together your plan FOR FREE today.

    Call and schedule an appointment today!  
    803-324-5780

     We proudly serve Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Clover, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, and Catawba.

    WIN $50 To Target For Liking SERVPRO

    4/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Community WIN $50 To Target For Liking SERVPRO SERVPRO gift card giveaway.

    WIN $50 to Target just for liking and sharing our Facebook page!! We are so proud to serve York County. We would love to have you as a part of our Facebook family. As a THANK YOU, we are giving away a $50 Target gift card to those who like and share our page. We will annouce the winner on Friday, April 22nd. Follow this link to Facebook. https://lnkd.in/dA97EPQ

    Water Damage Cleanup Rock Hill Video On Youtube

    4/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup Rock Hill Video On Youtube We are ready for any size water damage emergency in Rock Hill.

    Youtube video for Rock Hill about water damage.

    This is another great video from the SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County about water damage cleanup and restoration for Rock Hill. We are still getting better every time we make them so it is still a work in progress. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5J4oQURBQ

    Hopefully we will get good enough that Hollywood will be calling us to handle all video production and then we will know that we have finally arrived.

    Hope you enjoy it and keep visiting our website for more videos in the future. We will also be posting to our facebook page as well so you may visit that website at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9689.

    For any questions you may have about Rock Hill water damage restoration just give our office a call at 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 Rock Hill community and want to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

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

    Water Damage Cleanup Tega Cay Video

    4/13/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup Tega Cay Video Ready for any size Tega Cay water damage emergency.

    Watch are new video on youtube for Tega Cay and water damage at the link below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp5J4oQURBQ

    For more information about SERVPRO of Rock Hill and York County you can visit our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9689

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    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 Tega Cay community and want to do our part in making our community the best it can be.

    We are a top rated water damage restoration company for Tega Cay and the surrounding area.

    Top Rated Mold Cleanup Company In Rock Hill

    4/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Top Rated Mold Cleanup Company In Rock Hill We can handle any size mold cleanup in Rock Hill.

    Rock Hill Mold Removal Done By SERVPRO

    Many homeowners and business have had mold problems this past year in Rock Hill. Some have been small issues only involving minor cleanup to large jobs where the entire inside of a property has had to be removed. 

    When you first see signs of possible mold growth you should investigate more to see how extensive it is. Some times it may just be in a bathroom and caused by the high humidity from showers and can be dealt with easily. Other times you may have a water leak or water damage that has run for a long period of time and caused major growth throughout a area.

    If it is more than you feel comfortable with having in your home or business the next step would be to call a indoor hygienist to have it tested. They are the people who can tell you how much mold you have in your home and where it is located. After you get test results back you would then contact a company like SERVPRO to do the cleanup and removal. When the mold removal process is complete you would then get a post test done to confirm that the job was done properly.

    No two mold removal jobs are the same so make sure you get someone on site like SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County that has experience with microbial removal.

    For questions about mold in your Rock Hill home or business call us today. We are always happy to help.

    If You See Signs of Mold in Rock Hill, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned, with National Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Rock Hill community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

    Top Commercial Water Damage Cleanup Company In Rock Hill

    4/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Top Commercial Water Damage Cleanup Company In Rock Hill We are ready for Rock Hill water damage cleanup.

    Need quick cleanup of a water damage emergency?

    We here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County are ready for any size water damage claim you may have had to your home or business. We have access to unlimited supplies of restoration equipment and man power to get your company back up and running as soon as possible.

    Are water cleanup team is on call around the clock to make sure we have someone ready to meet your commercial water damage emergency needs. 

    Most Rock Hill business do have a staff to handle small cleanups of water or fire damage emergencies. We are able to work with any team that is on site already to give direction and support to make sure nothing is missed and the cleanup goes smoothly. If you have questions about what to do or if you just need a free inspection of your property don't hesitate to call. We are happy to help and get you the answers you need to make sure your business is taken care of.

    Remember that every day your company cannot run it is costing you money. Call us here at SERVPRO as soon as you think you may not be able to handle the water damage claim process. 

    For more information about SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County visit these websites: SERVPRO BBB, SERVPRO yelp, SERVPRO facebook.

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

    Rock Hill Commercial Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration

    Top Rated Water Damage Restoration Company In Rock Hill

    4/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Top Rated Water Damage Restoration Company In Rock Hill Water damage waits for nobody.

    We can handle any size water damage claim in the Rock Hill area.

    If you have just filed a claim with your insurance company and need a restoration company to come out and clean up the mess, we can help. We serve the Rock Hill area and are happy to help any homeowner in need.

    A water damage to a home can cause many problems if not taken care of in a timely manner. Mold can start to grow and if left wet long enough you can suffer from dry rot. We here at your local SERVPRO have moisture meters that can tell us what is wet and how wet the building materials are. That gives us the information we need to get everything back to normal.

    Rock Hill homeowners have water claims daily. If your in need of emergency water cleanup we are ready to help. Are team of trained restoration technicians are on call 24/7.

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is a local restoration company located in York County. Are main office is located in Fort Mill and can be in Rock Hill very quickly. If you would like to know more about us you can visit our Google+ or Facebook page.

    Call Now For Rock Hill Water Damage Cleanup At: 803-324-5780

    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

    Like us out on Facebook to see more from us! 

    SERVPRO Is Your Clover Water Damage Cleanup Team

    4/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO Is Your Clover Water Damage Cleanup Team Top water damage cleanup and restoration company in Clover.

    Clover Water Damage Cleanup And Restoration

    A burst pipe or water leak is no fun for a Clover homeowner. The damage that water can cause is limitless. It sometimes may only affect a few items in your home or can cause a major mess. We have seen whole homes affected and damaged by water due to the property owner was on vacation or just gone for a long weekend. 

    If you have sufferd through a serious Clover water damage claim you know that it is something that causes a major inconvenience for your daily routine.

    We here at SERVPRO can help with the claim process by working with you and your insurance company to make sure all are updated on the cleanup process. 

    For questions about what to expect after a water damage call us now for answers at 803-324-5780.

    Need emergency water damage cleanup and restoration?

    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Got Rock Hill Water Damage?

    4/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Got Rock Hill Water Damage? We are a top water damage restoration company in Rock Hill.

    See signs of water damage or water marks in your Rock Hill home? 

    If you do you may have a water leak or a broken pipe. The first step would be to find out what is causing the water problem. Most of the time it is a leaking pipe. Other things it could be are as follows:

    - Dishwasher overflow

    - Toilet overflow

    - Sink or tub overflow

    - Washing machine malfunction

    - Roof leak

    - Water heater malfunction

    Once you determine the problem you can start the cleanup process of the water. If the damage is bad enough you may have to file a insurance claim to cover the costs of cleanup and repair for your home. We here at SERVPRO can work with you and your insurance company to make sure it will be a smooth water damage claims process. 

    For questions about finding a water damage restoration company in Rock Hill and what to expect call us at 803-324-5780.

    We are available anytime for any emergency water damage cleanup you may have.

    24-Hour Emergency Water Damage Removal Service In Rock Hill

    SERVPRO Works With Travelers Insurance Water Damage Claims

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO Works With Travelers Insurance Water Damage Claims Fort Mill and water damage cleanup service.

    If you live in Fort Mill and have insurance through Travelers Insurance we can help with your claim.

    Every month homeowners in Fort Mill suffer from water damage claims. We work with all major insurance companies to make sure that everything is documented and photographed. The damage can large and overwhelming for most. Most homeowners have questions like:

    Who do I call to help with the cleanup?

    Is this water damage going to be covered by my insurance company?

    How much is my deductible?

    Do I need to talk to a adjuster first?

    How do I find a restoration company that I can trust?

    We here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County can help. We can answer most of your questions regarding your water damage claim. If we don't have the answer we can point you in the right direction on who to talk to get the answers you need.

    We are open 24 hours because we know that water damage cleanup service is needed around the clock. If you have questions about service or need someone out today to help with the cleanup, call us now at 803-324-5780.

    Our home office is located right here in Fort Mill so we will be able to respond quickly to any water, fire or sewage damage needs.

    Wood Floor Removed Due To Water Damage In Fort Mill

    4/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Wood Floor Removed Due To Water Damage In Fort Mill Wood floor and water don't mix.

    A Fort Mill home has wood flooring get damaged by water.

    A leaky pipe on the main level of a Fort Mill home spread water into multiple rooms. By the time the homeowner found the leak and we got onsite it was to late. The wood had already started to split and crack. After the homeowner estimated how much it would cost the replace it she soon filed a insurance claim. At that point we stated removing all the damaged flooring and started the drying of the structure.  

    After everything was cleaned up and dried the property was ready for new flooring and materials.

    If you live in Fort Mill and have had water affect your flooring or home don't hessitate and call us to come and take a look. The longer water sits the more damage it can cause. 

    If need a free water damage inspection for your Fort Mill home we can do it. As long as it's during business hours we will come out to your home and give you a free evaluation of what's going on.

    Call us now at 803-324-5780 for any questions you may have.

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is local and ready to help.

    Who To Call For Help If You Have A Water Damage In Fort Mill?

    3/31/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Who To Call For Help If You Have A Water Damage In Fort Mill? Need help with water in your home? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.
    SERVPRO is ready for action if your home floods Daily water damage claims are filed in Fort Mill. Homeowners are are left with the task of coordinating and cleaning up the mess if they feel they can handle it. Many times they start the job themselves and realize they are in over there head. At that point they turn to the web to find a local water damage restoration company for help. And that is where we come in. Most of the time our business is listed at the top of water damage search results due to we are close by. Since we are located in Fort Mill it is easy for us to respond to the local calls in Fort Mill and the surrounding area. Our team of restoration technicians are always ready for any size water job and can arrive onsite within hours.  Fort Mill is a fast growing community and we are always trying to keep up with the growth and amount of water damage claims that are filed. If you have questions about our service or what to do after you have had a flood in your home don't hesitate to call. 

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    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.

    Clover, SC Water Damage Restoration Services

    3/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Clover, SC Water Damage Restoration Services Need emergency water damage cleanup in Clover? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    How Water Damage Restoration by SERVPRO Fix Your Clover, SC Home

    Clover water damage can occur at your residential property at any moment. However, what many property owners don't know is the course of action to take in the event that this happens. Once pooling water is beyond a small spill or tiny leak, SERVPRO suggests calling in a team of water damage restoration experts. Many negative effects can transpire when unwanted water intrusion or high levels of moisture and condensation are within your structure for extended periods of time. That is 24 hours. The best way to restore your property to its original condition quickly and safely is to hire professional assistance.

    Fast Response. One of the reasons you should hire a team of trained water damage restoration experts is because they offer a fast response. As soon as water damage surfaces on your property, you run the risk of structural complications. Additionally, mold can start to grow on your property within 48-72 hours of the excessive water invading your property. By responding quickly, restoration experts can preclude these destructive forces from gaining traction on your property.

    When you call a team of water damage restoration experts from SERVPRO they'll provide you with a wide range of remediation services that address every aspect of your Clover, SC property. Some of those services include:
    • clean up, comprehensive, detail-oriented plan unique to your Clover home
    • drying, pump out water
    • moisture removal, air movers and dehumidifiers
    • content restoration, relocate items to dry rooms, clean and wipe in-situ, or pack and clean at SERVPRO facilities.
    • deodorization, after odor removal,
    • sanitation, chemical, disinfectants, 
    • odor removal, using ozone machines and ULV foggers, not masking odors with fragrances.
    • air duct cleaning, for mold remediation and soot removal
    • smoke removal, if water extinguished a house fire
    • removal of unsalvageable items like carpeting and drywall

    Additionally, the water damage restoration company can work directly with your insurer to make sure that the claim is settled quickly and correctly. Normally interior water damage from burst pipes, sewage backup or appliance failure is covered. Flooding usually calls for a specific insurance policy. Regardless, we will work with you to mitigates losses and also expenses. 

    Allow SERVPRO's Professionals to Restore Your Clover or Lake Wylie Property.
    Although you might feel inclined to despair when your home is hit with water damage, we assure you that you will be treated with empathy and respect. Our goal is to utilize our IICRC-certified professionals to restore your home to pre-water damage condition quickly and safely. We believe that restoring damaged personal items, furnishings, and building materials, even painting, is less costly than replacing. Plus, you still possess all salvageable items. We can dry, sanitize, clean, with the final thought that it never even happened.

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Clover and Lake Wylie residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    The Need for Mold Damage Cleanup in Fort Mill

    3/22/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation The Need for Mold Damage Cleanup in Fort Mill Fort Mill mold cleanup service is ready to help. Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Call SERVPRO for Fast Help with Fort Mill Mold Damage Cleanup

    If you have a mold issue, Fort Mill mold damage remediation is going to be a necessity for you and everyone else who enters your home. Mold has been known to cause various health problems, but fast remediation can handle the issue before it gets out of hand. Mold can grow rapidly when exposed to moisture, so all water issues need to be addressed to prevent future infestations. High humidity, floods, leaks, or other problems can lead to this type of mold growth. Mold can rapidly begin to proliferate within 48-72 hours after the moisture level is sufficient.

    You Can Trust in Professional Fort Mill Mold Damage Cleanup Services

    Unwanted mold growth is a problem that has to be dealt with on a case-by-case basis for an individual's property. You want to go with a customized solution to handle your Fort Mill mold damage cleanup services in a speedy fashion. In many cases, you'll be able to smell a musty odor that will lead you to the infested area of your property. In other cases, mold or hidden water leaks may be quite hard to find. Your home will need to be inspected for visible and hidden signs of mold. 

    Contamination can spread like wildfire, so any infected areas may need to be blocked off during the cleanup process. Containment is essential. During the mold remediation process, no fans or heating and cooling systems are left on so as to stop the spread of the mold and mold spores via the HVAC system. High-powered air filtration (HEPA) systems and air scrubbers will also be used to grab mold spores from the air.

    Special cleaning and disinfecting methods will turn any affected area into a clean and healthier place. There are many treatment options such as antifungal and antimicrobial treatments that will rid your property of mold colonies and mitigate new ones from coming back. Unfortunately, if mold has spread to your drywall, subfloor, or carpets, you may have to remove these materials from your home. Cabinetry may also need to be removed, but as with the other materials, you could be able to salvage them in less severe cases, which is all the more reason to act fast. 

    SERVEPRO of Fort Mill is a locally owned and operated company with experts that can handle mold problems of all sizes. We can take care of small growths near leaky faucets, or we can get rid of mold that has been growing in walls and under flooring for years. We will make sure that your Fort Mill mold damage cleanup service is completed in a timely fashion. And you can return to your safe home.

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

    Locally Owned, with National Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Fort Mill community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

    The Benefits of Water/Flood Damage Cleanup in Tega Cay

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage The Benefits of Water/Flood Damage Cleanup in Tega Cay Tega Cay water damage cleanup team.

    Call SERVPRO for Help With Tega Cay Water/Flood Damage

    Water damage will just get worse the longer it is left standing, so fast removal is essential for the safety and structural integrity of your property. Tega Cay water/flood damage cleanup should be done to make sure that your home is cleaned, sanitized and dried properly. Using the right equipment is an important part of the process. Testing devices can help in finding hidden water sources that could be ruining your subfloors, drywalls and more. Advanced drying techniques will aid in the cleanup process to make certain your property is returned to its previous condition. 

    Fast Assistance for Tega Cay Water/Flood Damage Cleanup 

    Water and flood damage can occur without any warning. You may experience a leaky roof after a heavy rainstorm or large rainfalls that could lead to water seeping into your property underneath your doors and damaging your carpets and flooring. If a hurricane, tornado or another type of natural disaster affects your area, severe water damage could occur through a broken window or roof. Sometimes, toilets overflow, leading to serious issues with contaminated water. A flooded dishwasher, a burst water pipe or many other problems could also lead to flooding in your home. 

    Helpful tools that expedite the process of water removal and drying and restoration include a submersible pump (sump pump), truck mounted pumps and wet vacuums. Moisture detectors and hygrometers can also be used. They measure the amount of water and moisture in your property. Also, infrared cameras can help make sure that there are no hidden sources of water behind walls or in hard-to-see spaces. Powerful truck-mounted or portable extraction machines can get rid of most of the water in your residence. When the bulk of the standing water has been dealt with, industrial grade dryers and dehumidifiers should be turned on to make ensure that your property is thoroughly dried. Your carpet or carpet padding might need to be removed so that the subfloor underneath does not get damaged. Unfortunately, other materials around the house may need to be replaced if the damage is too severe, or if the standing water is quickly removed.

    The sooner you contact a Tega Cay professional to get started on the water removal and recovery process, the more likely it is that your property and belongings can be restored.

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Tega Cay residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Cleanup for Fort Mill

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Cleanup for Fort Mill After hours emergency water damage service is available to you at 803-324-5780.

    Fort Mill Emergency Water Damage Cleanup Company

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO in Fort Mill provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,650 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

    Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO in Fort Mill arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

    Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
  • Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.
  • 48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
  • More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
  • Flooding or Water Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Top Rated Water Damage Cleanup Company In Rock Hill

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Top Rated Water Damage Cleanup Company In Rock Hill Water damage restoration in Rock Hill.

    SERVPRO Can Help with Your Rock Hill Water Damaged Home

    Rock Hill water damage quite frequently will originate in an area of the home that contains plumbing and significant water usage--the bathroom. This room is designed to withstand the rigors of water being present on a daily basis. However, broken or chipped tile, cracked grout, and even shrinkage between the floor and the base of the tub can allow moisture to enter into areas that were sealed to prevent this from transpiring. There are various signs that water damage is occurring. SERVPRO suggests that you be on the lookout for these telltale indicators of possible water damage to your Rock Hill home. 

    Your Floor Feels Spongier or Softer
    When your floor feels different from the norm, this can be a sign that water has affected the sheathing or supporting joists. If your tub, shower, or toilet areas are losing stability, water wicking into materials could be the culprit. Inspect for any slow leaks.

    Your Bathroom Walls are No Longer Straight and Flat
    When moisture is present over time, structures tend to increase in length on one side more than they do on the other because of uneven drying. This warping appearance is a clear result of water leakage or excessive buildup of moisture and humidity. Also, these contained, dark wall voids become breeding grounds for mold which can lead to unwanted health effects. Call in SERVPRO to inspect for mold growth, and remediate any issues.

    Visible Discoloration of the Walls and Ceiling is Present
    Your property has reached the stage where mold and mildew have worked their way into the cardboard backing of the wall itself. The source of moisture must be eliminated, and since drywall is a porous material, it may have to be replaced. When fungi are present, not only is it necessary to stop the water from absorbing into the wall, but dehumidifiers and air scrubbers are temporarily installed to dry out the infested areas. 

    Repairs are Needed from an Experienced and Qualified Company
    It is important to select a water damage restoration company that has experience, local references, and availability. Our trained technicians can readily remove water through the use of pumps, wet vacs, air movers and dehumidifiers. Then the IICRC-certified crew can begin the cleaning, and repairing of water damaged personal items, furnishings, and building materials. Water removal is not enough. We strive to clean and repair, and not replace, water damaged elements. This will save you money and also lessen the time of inconvenience. 

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Rock Hill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    How Water Damage Specialists Can Help Your Clover, SC Property

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How Water Damage Specialists Can Help Your Clover, SC Property Need a top rated water damage restoration company in Clover? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    In Clover, SC SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Home

    Water damage in Clover is one of the most debilitating events that a homeowner can experience. Owners understand that excessive standing water destroys property, and they seek to take care of the impending task themselves. When small spills are the result of a fixable leak or drip the remediation is straight forward. Grab a mop and pail and remove the water. But make sure to repair the source of the flow of the unwanted water. When large volumes of water have flooded the interior of your home, then SERVPRO suggests that it is time to call in a professional water damage restoration company. The total reconditioning of your property may entail a multi-faceted approach that is beyond your scope. Here are just a few of the restoration services we can provide following an inspection and assessment.

    1. Water Removal. The initial priority in your home is eliminating all visible water. Water damage specialists possess the expertise and equipment necessary to complete this process. Delaying water removal increases water damage, loss of personal possessions, and costs.

    2. Drying Out. Like water elimination, drying out your property is extremely important following water damage. This process inhibits the growth of mold, reduces the need to discard porous materials such as drywall, and helps preserve structural materials. Clover Remediation specialists use equipment like dehumidifiers and high-output fans (air movers) to complete the process efficiently. This step may take several days or more depending on the severity of the water incursion.

    3. Mold Inspection. Molds are fungi that thrive in a warm, moist, and dark environment. Mold spores are present in all home environments. They become active when moisture and food supply (cellulose) are available. Mold colonization can begin as quickly as 48-72 hours after the water intrusion. Ongoing exposure to mold may lead to unwanted health issues. SERVPRO remediates the mold issue.

    4. Odor Removal. Musty odors indicate the presence of mold and mildew. Odors can also originate from pooling or absorbed water reacting with carpeting or other fabrics and upholstery. Our technicians employ specialized products and fogging machines to remove odor and then to deodorized. Clean and sanitary ambient air will be the norm again.

    5. Damage Repair. The cost-effective policy of cleaning and restoring, rather than replacing, water damaged items will lessen disruption to your lifestyle while decreasing expenses.

    Call SERVPRO immediately when you find that your Bartow home has been subjected to water damage. Our industry experts, certified by the IICRC in cleaning and drying techniques with extensive corporate training, work with skill and speed to eliminate your  issues. We will restore your home to pre-water damage condition--"Like it never even happened."

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Clover residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Water Damage Cleanup Services in Fort Mill

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Cleanup Services in Fort Mill Need a top rated water damage restoration company in Fort Mill? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    For Expert Fort Mill Water Damage Control, Call SERVPRO 

    When you require Fort Mill water damage control and cleanup services, you want to have skilled professionals in the field that you can get a hold of immediately. Water damage doesn't necessarily end when the flood recedes. Water can remain in your property even without your knowing it's there and can lead to further deterioration. A reputable Fort Mill water damage specialist will make it a priority to discover all of the water that is left behind on your property and remove it safely and promptly.

    Get Help for Flooding Damage as Soon as Possible

    If your property has suffered from flooding damage, you should realize that this damage begins immediately and does not necessarily end when the flood waters have receded. It can be absorbed by your walls, floors, upholstery and personal belongings within a matter of minutes. Thousands of dollars' worth of damage can be done in a short time span. Even after most of the water has been vacuumed away, residual water can remain in every corner and crevice of your property. 

    Waiting too long to call a qualified flood damage control service like SERVPRO can cause your property to allow the growth of mold and mildew. This fills your property with unsavory odors and can cause major health effects. Though extreme, uncontrolled mold and mildew growth can cause a property to be condemned and torn down just as surely as damage due to fire or earthquake. It is sound advice to obtain help for Fort Mill water damage as soon as possible.

    24/7 Emergency Response Service Is a Must

    The sooner you contact a flood damage service to receive expert assistance, the sooner they will be able to begin a plan of damage assessment, cleanup, and restoration. You should be able to contact them at any time of the day or night to inform them of your emergency. A reputable flood damage control service ought to be ready and able to dispatch a team of trained professionals to your location to assess the issue and begin the water removal and cleanup response. 

    Call Today for Expert Fort Mill Water Damage Service

    Depend on a locally owned and operated business that is dedicated to making sure that your emergency needs receive a prompt and effective response. We are located in the area so that we can arrive at your property rapidly. When you are facing serious water damage to your property in Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, Clover, River Hills and all of York county.

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

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Fort Mill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Why should I not take care of water damage myself in Fort Mill?

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why should I not take care of water damage myself in Fort Mill? If you have any water damage cleanup questions call SERVPRO today for answers.

    What can happen if a water damage cleanup is not done right.

    Even a small amount of water can cause a lot of damage to a Fort Mill property and if corrective action isn’t taken right away, the homeowner may bear the cost of the clean-up.  This is because most homeowner insurance policies will state that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to try to limit further damage to their home after a water loss.  If they don’t do anything, the insurance company could deny the claim.

    On top of this, the longer there is water in a home, the greater the possibility of the home experiencing secondary damage.  This is when materials that are wet sustain additional damage that then becomes more expensive to fix.  A good example is when wet drywall is not properly dried and then becomes moldy.  Another one is when you have a wet room that is not addressed and the high humidity levels cause damage to another room that wasn’t originally affected.

    Secondary damage is always more expensive to mitigate than the original water damage but can be avoided is corrective action is taken right away!

    At SERVPRO in Fort Mill, we have successfully mitigated water damages in hundreds of homes in our over 9 years of service to the York County area.

    Once you see our green trucks pull into your driveway or parking lot, you can rest assured you’re in capable hands. We have the latest modern, commercial-grade drying equipment available, including, extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers, hardwood floor drying systems, and each of our trained technicians are certified and water restoration.

    Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
    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. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Fire Damage in Fort Mill - Steps to Take After a Fire

    3/21/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Fire Damage in Fort Mill - Steps to Take After a Fire Need fire damage cleanup help in Fort Mill? Call SERVPRO at 803-32-5780.

    Fort Mill Fire Damage - Steps to Take After a Fire

    When the devastating fire that ripped through your home is extinguished, and everyone is safe, you want to focus on measures you can take to minimize damage and reduce expenses for restoration. To do that follow these steps: 
     

    1. Clean all clothing to remove smoke or fire odors that could cause damage to the fabrics. Not to mention you can make them smell better. Clothes that are severely soiled from fire damage in Fort Mill should be taken to a professional cleaner. 

     2. Thoroughly scrub all outside areas of your home with a strong disinfectant. These cleaners can help remove soot and harmful bacteria. Be sure to wear gloves and other safety equipment. Target all areas of your home such as floors, walkways, walls, glass, and screens. 

     3. Now you can move to the interior of your home. Cleaning inside includes scrubbing and disinfecting walls, cabinets, counters, tables, flooring, tables, chairs, and other areas. Remember to wear the same safety gear for interior projects. 

     4. Clean all of your fire damaged furniture in Fort Mill thoroughly. You do not want to damage sensitive material with harsh cleaners. Some furniture may need to be discarded if it is too badly damaged. 

     5. Next, restore fire damaged draperies and tapestries with an odor neutralizer spray. This spray helps combat the soot and fire damage that has penetrated deep into the fabrics. If your fire damage in Fort Mill is too much to handle on your own, consult a professional restoration expert. 

     6. Deodorize carpets and mattresses if possible. Steam cleaning could be considered as an option. Wash or dust all household items. 

     7. Finally, do not forget the importance of cleaning the ventilation systems in your home. The HVAC cleaning requires calling a fire damage restoration professional in Fort Mill. Heating/Cooling systems need all vents, ductwork, and filters thoroughly cleaned to ensure soot and smoke particles are not being cycled through the air in your home. 

     If you suffer fire damage , we respond to your needs day or night. We want to help and serve our community. For more information or an estimate call SERVPRO.

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

    24-Hour Emergency Fire Restoration Service

    Fire emergencies can happen without warning and don’t wait for regular business hours, so we’re ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including holidays. If your Fort Mill home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, day or night.

    The Biohazard Solution For Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area

    3/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard The Biohazard Solution For Fort Mill And Rock Hill Area Need biohazard cleanup help? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Dealing with a crime or trauma In Rock Hill, Fort Mill area is undoubtedly difficult.  Unfortunately, biohazards can linger at the scenes of these events, creating the potential for new victims if they are not properly eliminated.  You can protect yourself from the physical aftermath of a traumatic situation by calling SERVPRO for biohazard cleanup.

    The Purpose

    Blood-borne pathogens, various biohazards, crime scene residues and dangerous chemicals often remain even after the initial crime or trauma.  SERVPRO's professional restoration experts trained in biohazard cleanup have specialized training and equipment that allows us to safely remove any toxic material and restore normalcy to the area.  Their expertise is invaluable for people struggling to deal with the repercussions of a variety of unpleasant experiences, including:

    • Crimes and accidents
    • Suicides, homicides, injuries, and death
    • Sewage backups
    • Methamphetamine labs
    • Chemical spills
    • Hoarding
    • Vandalism
    • Animal waste or remains

    The Process

    When cleansing a scene, professionals create three distinct zones with biohazard tape and plastic sheeting.  The clean area provides a place for them to store their equipment, reducing the risk of cross-contamination.  The buffer zone offers a secure area for them to don their personal protective equipment.  The actual scene that needs to be cleaned is referred to as the control zone.

    Once the sections have been established, restoration professionals get to work, eliminating biohazards using a three-step process.  In the cleaning phase, they remove blood, biological materials, dirt, and chemical residues.  They also take out any materials that cannot be salvaged, disposing of them as medical waste.  The sanitization phase comes next.  Here, technicians spray a sanitizing foam over any affected surfaces.  This foaming is repeatedly done until adenosine triphosphate fluorescence testing verifies that the area has been thoroughly sanitized.  In the final phase, technicians use deodorizing agents to remove any odors.

    At SERVPRO we understand the emoitional and practical challenges involved in dealing with a crime scene or trauma scene.  Our professional technicians have the empathy and expertise needed to tackle biohazard cleanup and restoration situations in the Rock Hill, Fort Mill area.  Following the protocols established by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), we can remove the risks inherent in these scenes and restore a safe environment in your home or business.  Call  803-324-5780 today to discover more about our services or request professional assistance.

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated assisting the communities surrounding our area.  We take pride in being members of the local communities and are ready to help 24/7.

    Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call Today – (803) 324-5780

    Commercial Water Damage In Rock Hill

    3/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Commercial Water Damage In Rock Hill Need a commercial water damage company? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Rock Hill Water Damage Cleanup Team

    Although commercial water damage is common, many business owners do not know how to protect their businesses from damage or how to enact the restoration process once damage has occured.  Luckily, most water damage can be reversed through the use of effective restoration processes.  However, the likelihood of a successful recovery diminishes with the passing of time.  Learn more about how to protect your Rock Hill commercial property from water damage by reading this brief informational guide:

    Commercial Water Damage: A Brief Overview

    Commercial water damage is a serious issue that should be addressed immediately.  Without a rapid commitment to mitigating water damage issues, you could increase your susceptibility to health problems.  Mold can start to grow within 48-72 hours and cause respiratory problems to all who enter the business.  To ensure that you handle water damage effectively, it is important that you discern the extent of the damage as well as its source and initiate immediate water removal and cleanup.  If this takes more than a mop and a bucket, it's time to call SERVPRO.

    Assess Your Risks

    Unfortunately, business properties are often more susceptible to commercial water damage than residential homeowners.  This is mostly due to non-business hours during nights and weekends when an unexpected leak or bursting pipe releases water.  Although every business property is unique, most will have a water heater, commode, and sink.  Each of these pieces of equipment is connected to a water source that could pose problems and increase susceptibility to flooding.  Inspect on a regular schedule to limit unexpected water intrusion to your business.

    Develop an Emergency Plan Prior to a Commercial Water Flooding

    Once you examine your commercial property and determine where the risks are, your next course of action should be the development of a cleanup plan.  Specifically, you need to know what you will do in the event that water damage occurs.  As you make the emergency plan, consider whether your employees know how to use water shutoff valves and who to call once an emergency has happened.  Make sure that your emergency plan is available for viewing by all employees.  Try hanging it close to the OSHA required posters.

    Mold and Commercial Buildings

    Once water damage has occured, water removal is the first step to water damage restoration.  It's critically important to know that excess moisture can lead to mold growth.  For this reason, you should focus on hiring a professional water restoration services like SERVPRO as soon as possible to prevent the proliferation of mold and mildew.  If you do not address the issue immediately, the mild could damage the structural integrity of your commercial property and pose health risks to you and your employees.

    If you're a commercial property owner in Rock Hill, who wants to protect your business space from water damage and limit business downtime, call SERVPRO in Rock Hill.  Our company will be on-site within one hour to assess, inspect, and upon agreement, begin the commercial water damage restoration process.  Every effort wil be made to dry and save vital documents, electronics, and furnishings.

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

    Commercial Building Restoration Services

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is available 24 hours a day to restore your Fort Mill property and get you back to business. We have the expertise, equipment, and highly trained personnel to handle your commercial water, fire, or mold damage. We can also access the resources of our national network of 1,650 Franchises to handle large commercial projects and major storm events. Learn more about our commercial restoration services:

    Crawlspace Mold Cleaning in Lake Wylie And Clover

    3/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Crawlspace Mold Cleaning in Lake Wylie And Clover Need mold cleanup in Clover or Lake Wylie? Call SERVPRO for help at 803-324-5780.

    Need Mold Cleanup In Clover or Lake Wylie?

    Does your home or business suffer from mold in your crawlspace or or on your floor joists or subflooring?

    Due to the high levels of humidity we experience here in South Carolina, it is very common for homes with crawlspaces to have some form of mildew or mold growing. Typically most people do not know this until they are getting ready to sell their home and get a home inspection. Although the main cause of mold in a crawlspace is high humidity levels, other causes could be leaking pipes in the crawlspace, or an inadequate vapor barrier.

    SERVPRO has professionally trained technicians that can help you with that. Depending on the amount of mold that is present and the severity, our technicians can go in and  disinfect or kill the mold with an EPA registered anti-microbial disinfectant. After the mold has been killed, we then come in and remove the mold spores by wiping or HEPA-vaccing the floor joists or decking to remove any residual dust or mold. Once that process has been completed, we come in and seal the wood with an anti-microbial sealant so that you have the peace of mind not to have to worry about the mold regrowing in the future. The final step is to remove the old vapor barrier where the mold spores have fallen onto, and replace it with a new one that will cover the entire floor of the crawlspace and prevent residual moisture from seeping up from the ground into the crawlspace and creating future problems. 

    If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    Locally Owned Company with National Resources

    We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

    Rock Hill Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

    3/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Rock Hill Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! Flooded basements can cause major damage in Rock Hill.

    A  Rock Hill basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Rock Hill, SC basement could flood, including: 

    • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
    • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
    • Storm sewer backup
    • Sanitary sewer backup
    • Foundation drainage failure
    • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
    • And many more

    The flooding in this Rock Hill,SC home was caused by heavy rain runoff.  Rock Hill had received over several inches of rain that week and it overwhelmed the system.

    We were onsite within an hour, to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process.  In less than four days we had basement dry. We use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine you’re your home’s structure is actually dry. 

    If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

    We are Flooded Basement Specialists:

  • We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
  • We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
  • Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
  • We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
  • We have advanced inspection and extraction equipment
  • Flooding or Water Damage? Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    24-Hour Emergency Water Removal Service

    Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – including all holidays. Rock Hill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Old Washing Machine Hoses Can Cause Water Damage In Fort Mill

    3/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Old Washing Machine Hoses Can Cause Water Damage In Fort Mill Who cleans up a washing machine overflow? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Washing Machine Overflows Cause Major Damage

    About 4 years ago you bought a new washer and dryer. The new machines were delivered and set up. For the past 4 years everything has been working fine. Your neighbor had a SERVPRO truck at her house a few days ago. When you see your neighbor the next time she tells you a washing machine hose burst and her Fort Mill basement was flooded

    This happens more often than you might think.  Rubber washing machine hoses are in danger of failing after they are 5 years old. The chances of a failure go up with each year after 5 years is reached. Rather than waiting for an old hose to burst, here are a few proactive steps that can be taken to lessen the chances of coming home to a flooded basement.

    Replace your rubber hoses regularly. An accepted rule of thumb is to replace rubber washer hoses every 5 years. To make this replacement time easy to remember replace your hoses every leap year.

    Stainless steel braided hoses are more durable and longer lasting than rubber hoses. Stainless hoses will be a little more costly than rubber, but the piece of mind will be well worth the investment.

    Emergency shutoff kits can be a good choice. These systems are designed to detect leaks and shut the water off before the leak becomes a flood. Just like the stainless hoses, a few extra dollars is well worth the piece of mind.

    If a hose does burst and the basement or laundry room floods SERVPRO in Fort Mill is ready to help. We have the equipment to get the water out, dry the floor and walls and get your house back in order. Remember with SERVPRO we make it, "Like it never even happened."

    Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
    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. We are also part of a national network of over 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    When Hoarding Becomes a Biohazard In Clover

    3/17/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard When Hoarding Becomes a Biohazard In Clover Call SERVPRO today with questions or help at 803-324-5780.

    Need Hoarding Cleanup Service In Clover?

    As the public defines clutter it is usually a situation where the homeowner becomes uncomfortable where they live and believes that the home is not organized. As you imagine every clutter issue is different from one person to the next. What one person considers clutter, another person thinks it is organized and acceptable.

    There are those situations where clutter becomes extreme to the point where it becomes a safety and health concern. Again every situation is different and what the local government thinks is extreme maybe different from what you think. The bottom line is that whether the local government or you think that the clutter is an extreme situation can lead to an unhealthy situation including bio hazard situations.

    The term biohazard seems to have a strong context, but it does describe what can happen when extreme cluttering gets out of control. Let’s talk about some of the bio hazards that may be created when major clutter situations occur.

    Biohazard Food Concerns

    When you first read the word food, you may have thought you read it wrong. But food is a leading cause of biohazard situations with extreme clutter. Those who have major clutter issues, eventually lose the use of the kitchen and the kitchen appliances. They take the food and eat it in every other room in the house. Instead of throwing the food away they leave the left overs where they ate. One of the theories explained, is the concept that those who clutter have a short span of attention. Something takes them away from putting the food back in the correct place.

    The next problem is that the food rots and creates mold issues and draws in mice and rats. The mice and rats leave tons of urine and feces. The feces itself has a deadly disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. This disease is deadly according to the CDC and can actually be contracted by breathing it in.

    Safety

    Every fire department has complained about extreme cluttered homes. Cluttering can be so bad, that if there is a fire it becomes almost impossible to pull someone out alive. The clutter itself becomes a fire fuel that when lit is impossible to stop. The other issues are the actual clutter following on top of someone and burying them alive. Cases upon cases are documented of people being found days and months later buried in piles of clutter.

    Human Feces and Human Urine

    A major reason why people clutter extremely is the emotional attachment to what they are cluttering. To part with what they have collected is almost impossible and they will hold on to these items forever without help.

    One thing that clutter victims collect is there own urine and feces. Urine is collected in all kinds of bottles and feces stored in plastic bags. These items are stored all around the clutter and underneath piles of stuff.

    Clutter clean up with bio hazard

    Many families and friends and even professional organizers feel the need to assist in extreme Clover hoarding situations. As they begin the task of removing, organizing and sorting the items they start to smell bad odors. The bad odors they discover come from mold and rotten food and of course rat and mice feces. At this point most friends and family members of clutters hire someone who has certifications and experience.

    Need Biohazard or Hoarding Cleanup Services?
    Call Us Today – (803) 324-5780

    24 Hour Emergency Service

    We are available 24 hours a day—our highly trained technicians are standing by. We have the qualified trained professionals who are ready to respond to these incidents. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

    We are proud to serve our local communities: