Recent Community Posts

Rice N Beans

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Community Rice N Beans Amazing night.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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

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! 

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

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

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.”  

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.) 

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.

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

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.

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

SERVPRO Is Ready For Any Size Disaster

3/4/2016 (Permalink)

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Commercial and residential fire and water damage team for Fort Mill and Rock Hill

 SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business. We understand that your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need a restoration or cleaning professional, SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

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

Hydroxyl Generator

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Community Hydroxyl Generator Let us help you get rid of that nasty smell.

A new tool for deodorization that is now in use at SERVPRO. This new sanitizer is safe for people, animals, plants, and all sensitive materials like rubber, plastic, leather, vinyl, electronics, paper, and artwork. It also allows for residents or businesses to remain open, avoiding costly business interruptions or relocation. It is commonly used for treating odors caused by fire and smoke, water losses, and mold. The generator had also been proven to effectively remove difficult odors that other deodorization methods cannot remove. These include smells from protein fires, fuel oil, biohazard and sulfur compounds.

Need Cleaning 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 help with your mold-damaged property.

If a catastrophic storm or event occurs, we can call upon the resources 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.

Putt Putt In Tega Cay

2/29/2016 (Permalink)

Community Putt Putt In Tega Cay Putt Putt is coming soon!

Mr. Putty's Putt Putt And Fun Park Coming Soon

Ground breaking day in Tega Cay for a new putt putt business. It will be the first mini golf cource for the area. The Scuderi family saw that the area lacked a fun place for kids and adults to get some fresh air and have a good time.

“It’s an 18-hole championship mini golf experience,” said owner Chris Scuderi. 

 

The park is planning on opening in April or May of this year depending on weather. 

We all in the Fort Mill Tega Cay area will be waiting for the grand opening and look forward to adding another great attraction to the area. 

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK!

2/26/2016 (Permalink)

Community JOIN US ON FACEBOOK! Find out about our company on Facebook.

Join our Facebook community and keep in touch with what's going on.

We provide valuable cleaning tips, home and business tips, advice to help avoid costly repairs, and a whole lot more.

LIKE us on Facebook 

 

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.

Smoke Alarms Can Save Lives In Rock Hill

2/25/2016 (Permalink)

Community Smoke Alarms Can Save Lives In Rock Hill Fires can cause major damage to a home or business in Rock Hill.

Smoke alarms play a vital role in saving lives, and when properly installed, can reduce the risk of fire injury in half.*

The National Fire Protection Association recommends smoke alarms be installed in every bedroom, outside all sleeping quarters and on every level of the house. Business owners should consult the local Fire Marshall to ensure specific building fire codes and smoke detector requirements are met.

Smoke alarms work best when paired with a fire escape plan. A plan allows your family, employees or clients to escape quickly and safely in an emergency situation.

Review the following tips regarding smoke detector installation and maintenance. 

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.
  • Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button.
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once a year. If an alarm “chirps,” the battery is low and should be replaced right away.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. 

JUST THE FACTS: Smoke Alarms

  • Three out of five fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or when the alarms are not working.
  • Smoke alarm failures usually result from missing, disconnected, or dead batteries.
  • More than one-third (37 percent) of home fire deaths result from fires in which no smoke alarms are present.
  • The risk of dying in a home fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.

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 Rock Hill home is damaged by fire, we can respond quickly, day or night. 

*Statistics and tips provided by National Fire Prevention Association

Carolina Panthers To The Super Bowl

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

Community Carolina Panthers To The Super Bowl Good luck this weekend to the Panthers. We will all be rooting for you!

We are so proud of the Carolina Panthers for making it to the Super Bowl! We trust Cam to bring home a win. Now, trust the champions at SERVPRO to handle any water damage, fire damage, or mold issue you may have. We are ALWAYS here to help. GO PANTHERS!!!

York County Regional Chamber And SERVPRO

2/5/2016 (Permalink)

Community York County Regional Chamber And SERVPRO Working with the York County Chamber to promote and assist business in the area.

SERVPRO has now joined the local chamber in York County

The York County Regional Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit organization made up of over 900 business members in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Tega Cay areas of South Carolina. Whether you’re a Chamber member, a prospective member, a resident, a prospective resident or a one-time visitor to our area- you are important to us and we thank you for your interest in York County and the York County Regional Chamber.

As a new member we will be in the member spotlight for February addition.

For a questions about the chamber or SERVPRO please click the link below.

SERVPRO and York Chamber.

Tega Cay Water And Sewer

1/6/2016 (Permalink)

Community Tega Cay Water And Sewer Need a top rated water damage restoration company in Tega Cay? SERVPRO is here to help.

Water and sewer backups can happen in Tega Cay.


From time to time backups from water and sewer lines in Tega Cay can affect your home or business. Quick responce to these types of problems is what SERVPRO is trained to do. 

First step is finding out what is causing the water or sewage to affect your home. It could be a busted pipe, clogged drain, sink overflow, leaking roof or even rain water. After you have identified and corrected the problem thats when we come in to help get everything cleaned up.

If you have questions about your water and sewer service you can contact Tega Cay Utilities at

(803) 548-3514

If you need more information on water and sewage cleanup in Tega Cay you can call us anytime at:

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Keep your Fort Mill home safe from fire damage this year by following these Christmas tree safety tips

12/14/2015 (Permalink)

Community Keep your Fort Mill home safe from fire damage this year by following these Christmas tree safety tips Fort Mil, SC community

The holiday season is upon us and the streets and Fort Mill houses are covered in color. As you drive around the city you can see homes strung with lights, wreathes hanging on doors and trees lit up in windows. If you decide to pick out a real tree this year, remember to keep some safety tips in mind. The National Fire Protection Association gives some tips on how to stay safe while picking out, placing, decorating and disposing your tree.

Picking out a tree  

  • Pick out a tree that is fresh and not dead or dying. Look for a tree that displays fresh, green needles that don't fall off easily.

Placing the tree

  • Before placing the tree in a stand, cut approximately 2” off of the base of the trunk.
  • Take a look around the room and make sure to place the tree at least three feet away from any type of heat source including, but not limited to, fireplaces, candles, radiators, heaters or lamps.
  • Make sure that the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the base daily to keep the tree from drying out and causing a fire hazard.

Decorating the tree

  • Check the lights to make sure they’re labeled as tested and that you are using them as stated (indoor or outdoor use).
  • Replace strands of lights that are worn, frayed or have loose bulb connections.
  • Turn off lights before leaving the home or going to bed.

Disposing of the tree

  • Get rid of the tree as soon as possible after Christmas. Having a dried out tree in the home is a fire hazard. Check with your local community to see what your options are for disposing the tree properly and safely. Do not leave the tree in the home, garage, or leaning against the house outside.

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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.

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

12/8/2015 (Permalink)

Community Holiday Fire Safety Tips Have a safe and Happy Holiday season from all of us at SERVPRO.

As the holiday season approaches, so does the peak time of year for cooking and candle fires. Cooking equipment is the number one cause of home and workplace fires. Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and Christmas Eve are the three peak days for cooking fires. Candle fires peak on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. SERVPRO reminds you and your family to stay safe this holiday season by following these fire safety tips:

Cooking Safety Tips

· Be especially careful when frying food. Frying is the greatest fire risk.

· Be aware that electric ranges cause more fires than gas ranges.

· Never leave cooking unattended. Unattended cooking causes 90% of kitchen fires.

· Clean thoroughly to prevent grease buildup.

Candle Safety Tips

· Please candles a safe distance from flammable objects. The leading cause of candle fires is placing candles too close to something that can burn, such as curtains or furniture.

· Do not leave candles unattended.

Smoke Detector Safety Tips

· Test smoke detectors once per month. Having working smoke alarms reduces one's chance of dying by fire by about half.

· Change batteries twice per year.

· Replace smoke detectors every 10 years.

· Be sure you have smoke detectors on each level of the home and placed near or inside each bedroom at a high point in the room.

Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips

· Follow the acronym P.A.S.S. – Pull the pin, Aim at the base, Squeeze the lever, & Sweep from side to side

· The best type of fire extinguisher for home use is a multipurpose "ABC" extinguisher, which uses a dry powder that is able to put out most types of fires.

· Fire extinguishers should be placed in plain sight close to ground level in areas of the home that are more prone to fires, such as the kitchen and garage.

· Keep a fire extinguisher in each occupied bedroom to help you and your family escape if a fire occurs during the night.

· Although fire extinguishers should last for 5-15 years, check the gauge regularly to make sure the needle is in the green area and inspect the pin, hose, and handle periodically.

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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 smoke or fire 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.

SERVPRO on Facebook

11/24/2015 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO on Facebook Facebook and SERVPRO

SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County can be found on Facebook. Come and visit the website for updates on projects or tips of the day. We are always updating so come and take a look at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9689

Happy Thanksgiving

11/19/2015 (Permalink)

Community Happy Thanksgiving Have a safe and happy holiday!!

We at SERVPRO would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Thanksgiving is a day to enjoy football, food, friends and family.  Most importantly it is a day for us to give thanks for the people and blessings that fill our lives.  While Thanksgiving traditions vary between families, the turkey is the centerpiece of each and every home during the holiday.

 With that in mind, if you decide to deep-fry your turkey, keep your family and house safe this Thanksgiving with these safe cooking tips.

Always use a turkey fryer outside, away from buildings or other flammable materials

Never use it on wooden decks or in garages

Make sure the fryer is on flat ground before using to reduce the chance of tipping

Never leave the fryer alone.  Most units lack thermostats, meaning an unwatched fryer will continue to heat until it bursts into flames

Keep children and pets away from the fryer, even after you're done cooking, since the oil can remain hot for hours 

Don't overfill the fryer

Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles.  It is also recommended to wear safety goggles to avoid splatter

Only cook a completely thawed turkey and be careful with marinades.  Oil and water don't mix, water could make the oil spill over, creating a fire or explosion

If a fire does start, never use water to extinguish it.  If the fire is manageable, use an all-purpose fire extinguisher. 

If the fire grows, immediately call 9-1-1

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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 smoke or fire damage emergency.

Water Damage Insurance Policy Coverage

9/24/2015 (Permalink)

Community Water Damage Insurance Policy Coverage Water damage from leaking water pipe.

The Proper Coverage Makes a Difference To York County

The subject of water damage insurance coverage can be difficult to understand. You may find a number of answers that may be confusing when finding out what types of water damages in York County are covered by your homeowners insurance policy. Understanding your York County water damage insurance policy is essential so that you can take advantage of its benefits. Moreover, you can also take steps to prevent any water damages that are not covered in your homeowners insurance policy. Let's look at some of the coverage alternatives that you can find with your policy.


Water Damages That are Covered
One of the first things to remember is that homeowners insurance policies do not cover damages caused by floods. However, you will find other important coverage alternatives that you will need. If water damages are caused by rain that eventually caused a leak in the roof of your home, your policy will cover the damages. Another example can be a window that gets broken due to a storm and water begins to come into your house. Those who live in areas where winter storms generally hit hard can also take advantage of homeowners insurance. Many can benefit from an insurance policy when water damages are caused by melting snow that begins to seep into your house due to a winter storm.


Water Damages That are not Usually Covered
The easiest way to remember if you are covered on any particular water damage event is by knowing the cause of the water damage. Maintenance is important to keep your home safe and covered by homeowners insurance. You will not be covered by your insurance policy if poor or no home maintenance contributed to the water damages. An example would be if a pipe burst in your York County home because you never had your pipes inspected. You will also not be covered if you noticed a leak that never got fixed and worsened over time. Within time, this type of problem can result in mold, which can be very expensive to fix and won't be covered by your insurance policy.

Maintaining Your Home
When it comes to maintaining your home, the simplest details is what makes the biggest difference. The first thing that you can do is inspect the areas around your home. The ideal times to do your inspections are right before a season starts or after a season is over. One example is to inspect your gutters after the fall season so that you can prevent any clogs caused by falling leaves, which can end up causing a water leak that drips into your home. Another thing that you can do is inspect your roof. If you notice anything different in your roof's color or shape, make sure that you hire a professional to inspect it properly.

Proper Maintenance, Being Prepared and Great Results
By doing the proper maintenance on your home, you will be able to get the results that you want. Familiarizing yourself with your home's layout will also allow you to be prepared in case of an emergency. Remember to read your policy thoroughly so that you can make the right decision about investing in homeowners insurance. Make sure that you ask any questions regarding your water damage insurance policy, so you can understand the coverage alternatives much better.  

Water comes from everywhere and our certified technicians can clean and dry any flood better than its original state. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced with every  water damage situation. 

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

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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.

Voters approve $226 million Fort Mill school bond package

7/13/2015 (Permalink)

Community Voters approve $226 million Fort Mill school bond package Fort Mill schools

BY JOHN MARKS

jmarks@fortmilltimes.com 

FORT MILL 

Fort Mill school district voters approved more than $226 million in funding for local schools in a referendum Tuesday.

“We’ve had several huge decisions,” Superintendent Chuck Epps said. “Tonight’s was the most historic to this point.”

Relief, as much as celebration, filled the post-referendum gathering of school officials and supporters at the Spratt Building downtown. Runners reported results from each of the 27 precincts Tuesday night well ahead of unofficial results posting from the York County Voter Registration and Elections office.

More than 60 percent of voters approved the question. According to the elections office website, 3,258 voted in favor and 2,187 were opposed. The results remain unofficial until they are certified by the county later this week.

The Fort Mill school board called the referendum in attempt to stay ahead of a continued wave of new residents expected to swell the district’s student population by 7,000 students to 20,000 by the end of the decade.

“We felt like the whole time we were doing our duty to respond to growth in our area,” said school board Chairman Patrick White. “We feel like we put together a good plan.”

The referendum asked voters whether the district should be allowed to bond more than $226 million. Included is money for a third high school, a new middle school, an aquatics center, a training facility, land for future schools, new buses, technology upgrades and other growth-related expenses. The aquatics center will only be built if the Leroy Springs complex, where the high school swim teams practice and compete, closes and no other local facility becomes available, officials said.

The school board has a meeting set for Wednesday to look at technology upgrades and plans related to the middle school. The new middle school could have firm plans ready by November with an August 2017 opening. Earnest planning on the new high school is “a couple of years” away, Epps said.

“We’re going to hit the ground running,” he said.

Much of the opposition to the plan came from precincts with older Fort Mill and Tega Cay homes. For instance, at the Pleasant Road precinct, where 16.5 percent of eligible voters cast ballots, 156 were opposed to the bond issue and 109 were in favor.

White said the bond was a “difficult decision” because of its size, and it came down for some voters to a referendum on community growth itself. The district maintained that municipalities plan for and approve growth, and the district is bound by law to keep pace with enrollment outside its control.

White said for people wanting to send a message through the bond that they are tired of growth, perhaps they did.

“Hopefully, this vote sends a message,” he said.

Carie Deneau, a Fort Mill resident for eight years, voted no. She home-schooled her children and sent them to private school, supporting both as alternatives to a growing public system, she said. If she can spend $5,000 per year for a private education, Deneau can’t see why the public schools cost more for what she sees as poorer results.

“The amount of money that they already are spending now per pupil, I think they need to use the money that they are getting more wisely,” she said. “They’re milking people dry.”

Fort Mill school officials have repeatedly emphasized in forums and other meetings that the $7,700 it spends per pupil is well below the state average, yet the district’s performance is at or near the top every year.

Jeremy Walters, a Libertarian and twice a candidate for the S.C. House, said he voted no on Tuesday morning.

“I voted no, because I don’t want my taxes to go up,” Walters said. “And where does this money really go?”

Some voters Tuesday described frustration with their yes and no votes, saying they wished they could vote on whether to allow so many new homes rather than voting solely on the school issue. Some voters had little trouble voting in favor of the bond package.

“We’ve got so many kids in the school district that we need to take care of,” said resident Richard Hilton. “It’s education and athletics. If you’re going to keep growing you have to pay for things like this, and a bond is the best way to do it.”

Brian Murphy, one of four community members on a bond steering committee, said even with the closer-than-usual result his district didn’t disappoint.

“I grew up here,” he said. “I moved back here. I think what this referendum shows is this community values public education.”

Epps said not all takeaways from the vote were positive.

“People that have been here for a while are unhappy with the growth,” he said.

Yet, he isn’t worried about factions forming between older Fort Mill and new. At a time when Tega Cay was pacing growth in the area, there was some sense of longstanding residents versus newer ones, Epps said. With the districtwide growth now, he isn’t worried about issues dividing the community.

“We’ve long gotten past that because we’ve got growth pretty much everywhere,” Epps said.

John Marks • 

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