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Five Common Causes of Water Damage

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Get to know some of the common causes of water damage so that you can do what you can to prevent it from happening on your property.

  1. Broken Pipes – A broken pipe can do a lot of damage to your home in just a short amount of time. Before you know it water could be spewing through your home. Pay close attention to any leaks, drips, and signs of deterioration. Have a plumber come out to your house for regular maintenance, and if there is ever a broken pipe, you can always turn the water off before the plumber arrives in order to avoid further damage.
  2. Pinhole Leaks – These leaks are common if a home has copper plumbing, a pinhole leak is a puncture of a copper pipe due to corrosion. If your home has a copper water system, check your pipes for signs of corrosion often.
  3. Old/Faulty Appliances – If a refrigerator or washing machines aren’t maintained well, or have gotten too old, they could start to leak and create a significant amount of water damage in your home. It’s especially important to keep an eye on the appliances in your kitchen, as water damage caused by your refrigerator or dish washer can affect not just your floor, but your cabinets as well. Often times, leaks that go undetected for some time will cause significant water damage behind cabinets, which in turn can lead to mold if the problem goes unnoticed for an extended period.
  4. Roof Leaks – A lot of homeowners tend to suffer water damage due to roof leaks. Check your roofs frequently and take care of any maintenance or repairs while the weather is still sunny. That way you won’t have to worry about your home flooding next time a storm hits.
  5. Accidents – Sometimes luck just isn’t on your side and one tiny mistake can lead to a big problem. A clogged toilet or too much soap in the dishwasher or washing machine can have water coming across your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room. These parts of the home are generally better equipped than the rest of the house to handle a larger spill, but water moves fast and could potentially cause damage to the walls, ceiling, or other rooms in the home. If an accident ever does occur that you think calls for a professional, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County and we’ll make it "Like it never even happened."

What Are You Doing To Prevent Water Damage In Your Home?

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

We here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County are experts when it comes to water damage. Though our specialty is restoring your home to preloss conditions after you suffer water damage and making it “Like it never even happened.", we have some tips for how you can prevent any future water damage to your home.

  1. Watch Your Water Bill

    • So often, homeowners don’t realize there’s a leak until major damage is done. If your water bill seems unusually high, there may be something going on behind the walls or beneath the floorboards. Monitor your bill closely to catch any potential leaks early.
  2. Investigate Leaks Promptly

    • If there is a water leak in your home, it is imperative that you take care of it quickly. Moisture in your home that is left untreated can result in mildew or mold and even structural damage to your property. Additionally, water damage that isn’t treated within 48 hours could potentially become contaminated.
  3. Be Careful Where (And What) You Plant

    • Some plants, such as willows, elms, and maples, have invasive roots that could cause problems for your property. Before planting a tree, find out about its root system. Never plant a tree less than 10 ft. from your home’s foundation; trees with invasive roots may need to be even further (25 to 50 ft. away) in order to ensure the roots don’t damage your water and sewer lines.
  4. Ensure Proper Drainage

    • Clear your gutters regularly to make room for rain water. Downspouts from your gutters should be directed at least 5 ft. away from your home. It is best to have the water flow onto a hard surface (such as a driveway) or to have a splash guard designed to spread the water and keep it from puddling on the ground.
  5. Check Home Appliances Regularly

    • Oftentimes, flooding in the home is caused by a leak from a fridge or dishwasher, etc. Check and maintain your home’s appliances regularly, and follow the manufacturer’s directions to fix any possible leaks. It is also a good idea to regularly replace the hose for your washing machine. Leaky hoses are a common cause of residential water damage.

Of course these are just some ways to prevent water damage. Unfortunately, not all forms of water damage are preventable. Disaster can strike at any moment, no matter how prepared you may be. We hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if it does, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County and we’ll make it “Like it never even happened."

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Water Damage Remediation in Your Tega Cay Home Can Be Easy

5/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Remediation in Your Tega Cay Home Can Be Easy A leaky ceiling can cause water to sit for a long period of time before anyone notices. Contact SERVPRO for water damage remediation assistance.

Water Removal Equipment for Property Damages in Tega Cay

When large amounts of water enter your property, it can be challenging to deal with correctly. Industrial equipment is often needed to remove the water before it migrates into different parts of the home or submerges your subfloor. We offer a quick solution to the minor, medium, and major scale property emergencies involving water. Our technicians are expertly trained and can arrive onsite in as little as four hours of notification of loss. 

The critical variable of water removal in Tega Cay is time. The longer standing water is allowed to remain, the higher the likelihood of sustaining permanent property damages. By enacting a professional service, you not only deal with the immediate issue but also guard your home against potentially damaging secondary issues.

SERVPRO has the resources at our disposal to mobilize different types of equipment and quickly set to work, restoring your home environment. In medium to major emergencies, our submersible pumps can remove vast amounts of water in a very short time. These gas-powered pieces of equipment pump water into a nearby, open sewer point and can transfer an unlimited amount of water in one go.

Once excess quantities of water are pumped out of the property, SERVPRO use portable extraction units fitted with heating elements to dry floors and furnishings. These industrial water vacuums are very efficient at removing residual moisture that may have been soaked up by carpets or other fabrics. They are also unlikely to damage weaker materials during the drying process.

Water can loosen pre-existing debris, microbial growth, or bacteria that are in the home. This causes an unpleasant odor. We usually find that these odors pass naturally once the drying procedure is complete. Sometimes odors can persist after the offending moisture is dry. To combat smells, SERVPRO can deploy a range of deodorant products to help clear your indoor air quality.

For professional assistance and water remediation, contact SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County at 803-324-5780.

We are here for all Tega Cay residents and business owners.

How We Eliminate Signs Of Water Damage In Your Clover South Carolina Home

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Eliminate Signs Of Water Damage In Your Clover South Carolina Home We are a Clover South Carolina fire and water damage restoration company ready to help.

Eliminating Telltale Signs Of Water Damage In Clover,SC Is Easy With Professional Help

Incidents such as broken dishwasher hoses, washing machine overflows, or even weather events such as driving rain, forcing water through openings in windows or door can leave you grappling with water loss. Extracting standing water and drying the property deals with most of the problems associated with such incidents. However, telltale signs of the loss can remain, messing the visual appeal of your Clover,SC home, or making it uncomfortable to stay indoors.

Depending on the starting point of the event that leads to water damage in Clover, it can leave discoloration, staining or other patches on different surfaces. Water originating from a higher level such as a leaking plumbing line in the ceiling or a broken appliance such as a washing machine in upper floor rooms can cause discoloration patches on walls and ceilings. The patches form as the water evaporates and leaves sediments or due to chemical action. Our SERVPRO technicians use professional cleaning agents to clean areas with signs of discoloration. We can also repaint or do other refinishing processes to deal with the damage “Like it never even happened.”

It is common for unpleasant smells to develop after water loss incidents. Such smells may not go away unless you take elaborate deodorization steps. Smells can develop due to issues such as mold growth or contaminants aerosolized by the air movements from drying equipment. Our SERVPRO technicians take different steps to rid your property of any traces of bad smell. We use Air Filtration Devices fitted with HEPA filters to remove airborne particles. We also dry all traces of moisture from your property to prevent mold development. We also use specialized equipment such as hydroxyl generators to neutralize bad odors.

If the water runs down the wall cavities, it can affect the insulation. Contact with significant amounts of water affects the "R" value, diminishes the fire resistance and even affects antimicrobial properties of cellulose insulation. You might not notice that your insulation is compromised, but one telltale sign you cannot miss is higher energy bills. Our SERVPRO technicians use penetrating probes to check for wet insulation. We then force air into the wall cavities using special venting equipment to dry excess moisture.

For an elaborate restoration of your home after water loss incidents, call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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What Not to Do After a Toilet Overflow

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Not to Do After a Toilet Overflow We can help with your toilet overflow cleanup in York County.

Toilets work around-the-clock removing waste from your home, and they’re bound to hit a bump in the road. When that hiccup is an overflow, things can get dangerous quickly. When potentially contaminated water is coming at you fast, it’s easy to make mistakes. Don’t make things worse. Learn what not to do when a toilet in your Fort Mill,SC home overflows due to sewer damage, clogs or other complications.

Why Toilets Overflow

Toilets aren’t complicated, but all of the mechanisms have to work together properly for them to function correctly. When that doesn’t happen, it’s often due to a blockage or damage. Other causes can include:

  • Drain pipe blockages
  • Blocked sewer lines
  • Stopped up toilet traps

However it happens, your flooded toilet is a major source of contaminated gray water that has to be controlled fast.

Don’t Let It Run

The sooner you can stop the liquid, the sooner you can reduce sewer damage water and potential pathogen exposure. Locate the water shut off valve behind your toilet and stop the flow. Or, if you can’t find the valve, pry off the tank and block the float that lets water in.

Don’t Delay Clean Up

The water from a toilet is likely exposed to bacteria, and other pathogens so don’t waste time before cleaning up. Put on rubber gloves and use towels to absorb the water. Be sure to wash the towels thoroughly afterward.

Don’t Play Plumber

Sometimes it’s easy to see that something is blocking the toilet. But if you can’t see and remove it, call a plumber. That’s because gray water if left to sit, can become bacteria-laden black water quickly. Get a plumber in there to clean it up before this is a real hazard.


From sewer damage to old-fashioned clogs, there are lots of things that can cause toilet overflows. Tackle modest flooding yourself, but leave the tougher jobs to plumbers, a sewage company or your local water removal specialist.

Need a water damage restoration company in Rock Hill or Fort Mill call us today at 803-324-5780.

Dealing With A Water Damage Disaster In Your Lake Wylie or Clover Home

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage  Dealing With A Water Damage Disaster In Your Lake Wylie or Clover Home Water damage emergency in Clover South Carolina? Call us today at 803-324-5780.

Why SERVPRO Water Removal Specialists Are Such Dedicated Individuals In Lake Wylie and Clover

There are many ways that water can invade your home in Clover South Carolina. When it rain heavy near your home, creeks overflow, or a toilet backs up and sends water over the rim, your home can end up with a severe situation. You need someone solidly dedicated to understanding the gravity of the predicament your home faces, and who also knows how to fix things correctly. We have the skills, training, and experience to perform the work that invasive or lost water requires.

This is why SERVPRO specialists dedicate themselves to staying abreast of the latest developments, which is particularly useful when homes in Clover need water removal services and other restorative work. As a local business, many of our customers are also neighbors, friends, or relatives. We treat all of our clients in a professional and friendly way, knowing that when we receive a call, it is because something severe has happened to someone's property. We are dedicated to making everything “Like it never even happened.” again, quickly, and as inexpensively as possible.

When we work on someone's home, we treat it like it was our own, always taking care to make a note of any additional problems we observe that might worsen over time. We discuss these with the customer and explain the options available to resolve these problems. With water removal, we might notice weak spots in floors, mildew or mold, odors, problems with padding under carpeting, and many other issues. Restoring a home in such areas early saves time, and reduces the amount of overall damage.

We also understand that the amount of time spent restoring your home can feel like an interruption to your family life, so we work as quickly as we can while still performing all of the work needed.

Flooding or Water 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.

Clover 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

1/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

What to Expect

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

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

About SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County

SERVPRO specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

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

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+.

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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.

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!

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.

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. 

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

"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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

 

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?
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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.

 

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

 

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

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.

 

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?
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Don't wait to long if you have standing water in your home.

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.

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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. 

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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.

 

 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?
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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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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/

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

    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.

    Who To Call If You Have A Rock Hill Water Damage Claim?

    3/16/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Who To Call If You Have A Rock Hill Water Damage Claim? Rock Hill can count on SERVPRO for any size water damage emergency.

    A top rated water damage restoration company like SERVPRO.

    If you have the unfortunate experience of having water damage in your Rock Hill home or business call SERVPRO in Rock Hill with any questions or concerns! We are available 24hours a day and can have a team of technicians out to your property in no time!

    Having a wet winter means water getting into unexpected places. Make sure you are taking preventative measure in your home or business!

    If you have any water damages to your property give SERVPRO a call and we can answer any questions you have, schedule an inspection of the property and begin the remediation process. We are specialists on Fire, Water, Smoke, and Mold damages, you can rely on us to help restore your 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. Rock Hill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Water damage tips to reduce damage to your Rock Hill home

    3/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water damage tips to reduce damage to your Rock Hill home Water damage help now for Rock Hill. 803-324-5780

    What to do if you have a water damage in Rock Hill.

    A water damage can be devastatingly stressful to a homeowner. You can feel helpless and overwhelmed. Although calling a professional is the first step we always recommend, there are some things you can do to help reduce the damage while you wait for professionals to arrive.

    DO:

    • Shut off the water source if possible
    • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the home or building
    • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or blotting with towels
    • Remove lamps and other tabletop items and wipe wood furniture with a towel
    • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying
    • Place foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet flooring
    • Remove any paintings, electronics or anything else that is sensitive to moisture and put in a dry area of the house

    Taking the above steps can really help decrease the amount of damage to your home after a water leak. There are also a few practices that you should avoid after a water damage, because they can cause more damage or harm to yourself or your family.

    DON’T:

    • Enter rooms with standing water where electric shock hazard may exist, such as when electric outlets, switches or circuit breakers are exposed to water 
    • Leave books, newspapers or other colored items on wet carpet or furniture
    • Leave wet oriental rugs or other colored rugs on carpeting
    • Use household vacuum cleaner to remove water because risk of electric shock
    • Use TV’s or other electrical appliances while standing on wet floor
    • Turn on ceiling fan in rooms where the ceiling is wet
    • Enter a room where ceiling is wet and sagging
    • Spread contaminated water by walking unnecessarily throughout the house
    • Use personal fans if the water in the home is contaminated

    The most important “do” is to call a professional, trained water mitigation specialist such as SERVPRO of Rock Hill at 803-324-5780.

    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.

    Water Damage: The Science of Drying In Fort Mill

    3/14/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage: The Science of Drying In Fort Mill What to do after a pipe breaks in your Fort Mill home or business? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Drying A Home Or Building In Fort Mill After Water Damage.

    When the expert water technicians from SERVPRO® in Fort Mill enter your home after a water disaster, we have two very important questions that we must answer before drying equipment is installed.  The first question is “What is Wet?”  The question sounds simple enough but the answer is often more complicated.  Standing water is obvious but it almost always means that hidden cavities of water exist that must also be found.  These hidden areas can be found under cabinets or laminated flooring.  Water can also seep under tile floors or hardwoods.  Beyond the floors, water often rests inside walls and insulation and can move to adjoining rooms.  Determining “What is Wet” is one of the most important questions we must answer.

    The second question in our damage assessment is “How Wet Is It?”  Water found under cabinets or inside walls can cause extensive damage if left untreated.  Wood will warp, wet sheetrock will lose its strength and insulation can absorb large amounts of water.  To answer the question “How Wet Is It,” we use sophisticated metering equipment that can measure moisture levels in areas that are out of site.  We may also use a special camera capable of reading temperature variations within walls or ceilings or even in the foundation to answer this critical question.

    Every Fort Mill water damage event is a little different and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. 

    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.

    What should I do if my Tega Cay home has water damage?

    3/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What should I do if my Tega Cay home has water damage? Need help in Tega Cay from a water damage? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Tega Cay homes and water damage.

    There are some simple steps you can take until help arrives:

    -If the source of water is still leaking, identify the source and stop it if you can.


    -If the water is coming from a burst or leaking pipe, turn off the water at its source.


    -If the water is coming through the roof or broken windows, try to cover them to prevent further damage.


    -Move wet items to dry areas.


    -Place aluminium foil coasters or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.


    -Save damaged items and any parts you may need to replace-your claims representative may want to inspect them.


    -Do not use electricial equipment or apllicances while standing on wet carpet or floors.


    -To document the damage, make a list of the temporary repairs you make and take photographs.


    -Make sure to save your receipts.

    Tega Cay 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.

    5 Easy Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Fort Mill

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage 5 Easy Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Fort Mill Need help with a water damage in Fort Mill? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Most Fort Mill Homeowners insurance policies cover basic water damage claims up to the purchased limit.

    But you know what’s a lot easier than going through the claims process? Preventing the water damage in the first place!

    Check out these 5 suggestions for preventing water damage:

    1. Be careful where you plant

    Some plants and trees, like weeping willows, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

    2. Clean out roof gutters

    You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof next Sunday and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them.

    3.  Keep an eye on your water bill

    With so many water pipes hidden behind walls and in the floors in your house, you might not know there’s a leak until the damage is done. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on your monthly water bill. If you see it starting to creep up, or get one that’s uncommonly high, it’s a pretty good sign that you may have a leak somewhere.

    4. Use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

    No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes (and they might not be too good for you either). If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs. They’re pretty inexpensive, you can get them at your local hardware store, and they can cut through most any clog you’ll have without damaging pipes or making your eyes red and teary.

    5. Never pour grease down your sink

    You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

    Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

    The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

    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.

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    Common Questions Asked About Water Damage on Carpet in Rock Hill

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Common Questions Asked About Water Damage on Carpet in Rock Hill Need help with a water damage claim in Rock Hill? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Your Rock Hill Home Gets SERVPRO's Water Damaged Carpet Cleaning and Sanitation

    In my Rock Hill water damaged home, what are my Options for a Carpet Soaked from a Flood?
    Have water extracted by a professional technician from SERVPRO. He will vacuum up the water using a truck-mounted, portable, or ridable machine as a first step. Strategic placement of dehumidifiers will work for several days to remove remaining moisture and quickly mitigate secondary water damage.

    How can you Dry Carpets with Water Damage?
    Assuming that this is a small area affected by spillage or a water leak from clean water, give it a try. Use paper towels to remove any water off of the carpet. Walk or jump on towels to force water from the carpet. When the cloth becomes wet, replace it repeatedly until it stays dry. Use air movement and heat to dry the carpet. If the carpet is still wet after two days, you will need to call a professional to help dry the carpet and prevent mold from occurring.
     
    Does my Carpet Pad need Replacing after Water Damage?
    Most often the carpet pad will need to be replaced after water damage. There are some newly developed procedures they may save the cushion. Under a flooding situation, SERVPRO technicians can discard the padding since the underlying concrete or wood flooring also requires thorough drying. All moisture must be removed from hardwood flooring under carpeting to prevent cupping. 

    How Can I get rid of Mold on my Carpet?
    Your carpet will require professional cleaning. Mold is not growing on the carpet, but growing on dirt and organic matter that is imbedded in the carpet. If you can determine the origin of moisture on the carpet, you can eliminate the mold. In this situation, it is desirable to contact a professional to ensure they have completely removed the mold from the carpet.

    What Is the Problem with Carpets and Mold?
    Whenever you have moisture and a food source, you can have mold growth. When a carpet gets wet and is not properly dried within a certain amount of time, usually 48 to 78 hours, it will begin to grow mold from the dormant spores that are ubiquitous, present in all homes. However, if your carpet remains clean and dry, you should not develop a mold problem.

    Can I Save my Carpet that had Black Water Flooding?
    No. It is not recommended to keep the carpet contaminated by sewage. The highly absorbent materials in carpets and pads cannot be washed in hot water for 10 minutes to clean and sterilize the contaminants. Therefore, this material should be safely disposed of by a SERVPRO technician wearing OSHA regulated safety gear. Do not attempt to dispose of this material yourself. It could be hazardous to your health.

    You can probably easily determine if you need professional help in salvaging your carpeting from a water damaging event. The experts from SERVPRO can safely restore your carpets to pre-loss condition or discard them and dry out your home to prevent mold proliferation and water damage to your walls and furniture. Call us for an inspection and we can make it "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. Rock Hill residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Water Damage To A Carpet In Clover

    3/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage To A Carpet In Clover Need help cleaning up a water damage claim in Clover? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Clover Water Damaged Carpeting Can Be Dried and Restored by SERVPRO

    Water damage in your Clover home can appear in many forms. When even a relatively small amount of water has seeped into your home from flooding, leaking or broken pipe, then you will want to pay close attention to these common questions that people ask about the water damage to their carpets. Material loss can be compounded by the growth of mold and mildew.

    1. Does all water damage to carpet immediately cause mold or mildew?
    If a relatively controllable amount of water is quickly cleaned up and steps are taken to dry the subfloor surface, padding, and carpet, then the prevention of mold and mildew growth is high. Without moisture, the organic debris within the carpeting can not sustain mold growth.

    2. Now that we have dried the carpets and area, do we need to clean them and why?
    Yes, even though you have taken all the right measures to correctly dry out your carpets after having experienced water damage, you still really should make the effort to clean your carpets. Cleaning can be completed by steam cleaning them and by cleaning the back of the carpet with a disinfectant to stymie the growth of mold. Area rugs and carpets should be lifted to ensure total drying. Wall-to-wall carpeting must first be released from the tack boards. SERVPRO technicians can work with the carpets and padding to ensure complete drying by utilizing special pumps, wet-vacs, and dehumidifiers. This drying out process may take from several days to several weeks depending on the amount of water intrusion and the speed of extraction. Evaporation can only go so fast though we expedite the process with state of the art dehumidifiers. 

    3. Do we need to sanitize the carpets after we try to dry them? 
    Of course, by having SERVPRO spray an antimicrobial product to the carpet and the padding (if it was rescued) will lessen the chance of infections and diseases. If the carpets were covered with contaminated sewage or ground rising water, called Black Water, there is only one option. Our technicians will safely wrap and dispose of the carpet and padding and then proceed to sanitize the subfloor. 

    When the extent of water damage to a carpet is beyond a spilled glass of milk or a small water leak encompassing a small area, the best call is to SERVPRO. Our skilled IICRC trained technicians will utilize all the equipment and expertise required to restore your carpet "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.

    Tega Cay Pipe Burst - Flood Removal

    3/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Tega Cay Pipe Burst - Flood Removal Need emergency water damage or flood cleanup in Tega Cay? Call us anytime at 803-324-5780.

    Who to call if you have a pipe burst in Tega Cay? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

       It's that time a year again and if you live in an area with cold winters there is a risk of plumbing pipes freezing during cold weather.

         If the temperature inside a house gets below 32 degrees Fahrenheit it's likely the water supply pipes and the drain traps will freeze. When water freezes it expands 9% and if there is no room for expansion it is possibel that the pipe will develop a crack. When the ice thaws the pipe will leak, and in the supply system this leak could occur anywhere.

         There is a reason why many professionals recommend leaving a trickle of water flowing through home faucets during cold weather. If water is allowed to remain still in a pipe exposed to the cold air, the water may freeze solid and the pipe may burst. If the water continues to flow, even in a trickle, it won't have the opportunity to freeze and the pipes should survive until the air temperature warms above freezing.

    Preventing Tega Cay Frozen Pipes

         Remember the three central causes of frozen pipes? Quick drops in temperature, poor insulation, and thermostats set too low. You can prepare by protecting your home during the warmer months. Here’s how:

  • Insulate pipes in your home's crawl spaces and attic, even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: The more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
  • Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
  • Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
  •      For more information about how to prevent frozen pipes check out this information from The American Red Cross.

         Already have a Tega Cay burst pipe? Please visit SERVPRO's Water Restoration Process.

    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.

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

    How to Prevent Leaky Pipes In Fort Mill

    3/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How to Prevent Leaky Pipes In Fort Mill Who to call if you have a water damage emergency in your Fort Mill home or business? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    A Leaky Pipe Can Cause Lots Of Damage

    Stress on pipes can result in leaks which can be expensive to fix, replace and, not to mention, could cause extensive water damage to your Fort Mill home, business and personal items if they burst. Here are some ways to decrease the amount of stress and pressure on your pipes.

    High water pressure can feel nice in the shower and it may seem like the dishes are getting done faster but, this can put an unnecessary amount of strain on your plumbing. You can get a hose bib gauge at your local hardware store to test the pressure. Attach it to an outside spigot and open the valve. Normal pressure is between 40-85 PSI so if you pressure measures above this, you may want to consider hiring a plumber to install a pressure reducer. You can also install a low flow shower head in your bathroom to help reduce pressure there.

    Hard water is another obstacle as far as pipes are concerned. Hard water is water with a higher than normal amount of mineral content such as calcium or magnesium present. These minerals can build up inside your pipes which restricts flow and in turn, increases the pressure. Deposits can also corrode joints and fittings over time. If you see a white substance on our faucet heads, you more than likely have hard water. If you are unsure or want more proof, ask your local municipality to view the water quality report they are required to have through the Environmental Protection Agency.  The only way to effectively soften the water in your home or business is by having a plumber install a water softener.

    Wrap your pipes. If you have exterior piping and plan on going out of town in the winter months, take precautions to prevent coming home to a disaster. Wrap your pipes in electrical heat tape or a pipe sleeve which you can purchase at your local hardware store to prevent them from freezing. Remember, if the water is not constantly moving and the cold water pipes touch the exterior of the building when the temperature gets below freezing, your pipes will most likely freeze!

    Set the spigot valve. If you have a pipe running through cement to your outside spigot valve, it’s always a good idea to install a frost-free hose bib which allows you to shut off water to the inside of the home preventing freezing.

    What you can do until help arrives

    Water Tips  |  Fire Tips   |  Biohazard Tips   |  Mold Tips

    After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

    • Is it safe to stay in the house?
    • Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
    • Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
    • Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

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

    Aspects of Water Damage in River Hills

    3/2/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Aspects of Water Damage in River Hills What to do if you have a water damage emergency in River Hills? Call SERVPRO for help at 803-324-5780.

    River Hills Water Damage Calls for Expert Help from SERVPRO

    When faced with a River Hills water damage emergency fast action is needed to limit the negative results. If immense volumes of water have invaded your home due to inclement weather, flood insurance is required for reimbursements. Check with your insurance agent. If the water damaging event were caused by an internal failure of plumbing or drainage backup, your standard homeowners insurance policy should cover the costs of water damage restoration. SERVPRO is either a preferred provider, or at the top of the list, for many insurance and property management companies, and government agencies. We can assist with the claim process, rapidly commence water removal and restorative services, and save you time and money by working in a cooperative setting.

     Water Damage Experts. These specialists focus on assessing the water damage, developing a cohesive plan of action, and then rapid implementation to mitigate damage to your house's structure and your personal treasures. Water damage not only affects the items in your home but also poses a number of health risks from sewage backups, degradation of standing water, and mold growth. 

    Experience. SERVPRO has many years of experience in handling different forms of water damage and restoration.  Apart from the experience, our technicians have IICRC certification, Corporate practical and e-training, and franchise continual reinforced training to guarantee our preparation to meet any task.

    Part of a Large Organization. A water damage restoration team like SERVPRO can usually complete the entire recovery process from water extraction, cleaning and repairing to sanitizing. With catastrophic damage, we will also subcontract out work to expedite the remediation process. You will always be in the loop as we look out for your best interests. 

    State of the Art Equipment. Experience and working in a cooperative manner are not enough when dealing with water damage. This is why the best water damage specialists boast of state of the art equipment that gets the job done. Industrial grade equipment that homeowners do not possess is required for the job to be executed efficiently and professionally. SERVPRO has a large inventory of water pumps-- portable and truck mounted, wet vacs, high-velocity air movers, dehumidifiers--mechanical and desiccant, and even mops, squeegees, and buckets for water removal and drying. We measure final relative interior humidity, and moisture levels with moisture meters and hygrometers to ensure your water damaged River Hills home is back to normal levels. We then do a final walk-through with you to make sure you are satisfied with the final results. Our goal is to limit your expenses and time away from home.

    River Hills 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. River Hills residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    How to Overcome Clover Water Damage in Your Home

    3/2/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How to Overcome Clover Water Damage in Your Home What to do it you have a water damage in your Clover home? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Overcoming Water Damage in Your Clover Home

    Clover water damage can occur because of a wide range of events. Reputable companies can provide the effective remediation services that you need to restore your home to its previous condition. Water damage in Clover is common after a major storm strikes the area, and it also may occur when you have a plumbing leak or another similar type of damaging water event. When your home has been negatively impacted by a water event such as this, you understandably want to restore it to its previous condition as soon as possible so that life can return to normal for your family without delay.

    What Happens with a Damaging Water Event in the Home

    Water is a necessity in your home, but it must be properly contained inside the pipes and plumbing features. When it is not contained, it can cause considerable damage to many surfaces in the home. This ranges from the furnishings to the flooring, walls and other features. It can also cause electricity issues, plumbing back-up issues and more. Beyond that, water in the home can cause high humidity levels, and high humidity levels can result in the increased likelihood of mold growth. Mold growth can cause property damage, illness and more. It is not something that you want to contend with.

    The Steps to Water Remediation

    Water damage in Clover can be difficult to overcome, but you can walk through the repair and remediation process to restore the damage. The first step to take is to stop the flow of water in the home. For example, if the leak is from a plumbing issue, turn off the main water valve and call a plumber for repair service. Then, a professional company can use a powerful extraction method to carefully and precisely remove signs of standing water with speed. Speed is critical when drying out a Clover home because it can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. After standing water has been removed, the next step of lowering the humidity level by drying out the air in the home must be completed. After all signs of water and high humidity levels have been removed, the actual restoration process can be completed to return the home to its former condition.

     Setting Up Remediation Service for Your Home

    Whether you have had a minor water event or a major one, scheduling a fast, reliable water remediation service for your Clover home is important. At SERVPRO of Clover, we want to help you remove the water and restore your home so that it's like a flood never even occurred.

    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.

    Clover Home Suffers Water Damage

    3/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Clover Home Suffers Water Damage Need emergency water damage service for Clover South Carolina? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    House floods in Clover neighborhood

    Last night a toilet line broke and flooded the first floor of this Clover home. The flooring was laminate and was soon damaged by the water and had to be removed. Along with the removal of the flooring was the baseboards and shoe moulding. This was done so the technicians could dry the drywall that got wet as well. A total of five rooms were affected. When the demolition was complete we placed air movers and dehumidifiers to start the drying process. It should take a few days to get everything dry before the repair process starts.

    After the homeowner saw how much damage was caused by the water she decided to file a insurance claim to cover the cost. We are now working with her and the insurance company to make sure everything is documented and answer all questions.

    If you are a resident of Clover and have had a burst pipe, water leak, toilet backup or any type of water damage, call us today for help.

    We are a top rated Clover water damage restoration company ready to help.

    Clover 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.

    How To Handle A Water Damage Claim In Rock Hill

    3/1/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How To Handle A Water Damage Claim In Rock Hill Emergency water damage service for Rock Hill is only a call away at 803-324-5780.

    Rock Hill homeowner has major damage due to dishwasher leak.

    This past weekend in Rock Hill a property owner had to file a water damage claim because the dishwasher malfuntioned and spread water all over the first floor of the home. All the vinyl flooring in the kitchen had to be removed along with the underlayment. Also there was so much water it ran down into the crawlspace and got the insulation wet which also had to be removed.

    After all the demolition was complete, we cleaned up the area and placed the drying equipment. Air movers and dehumidifiers were placed in the best drying locations.

    After a few days of drying the home was dry and ready for the next step of putting everything back together.

    In the picture you can see a SERVPRO technician doing a close inspection of the area affected by water.

    We receive many calls for leaks or water overflows in Rock Hill on a weekly basis. If something like this happens to you don't hesitate to call us for help or questions. If a water damage claim is left unattended it can cause more damage over time.

    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.

    Hire Professionals For Sewage and Water Damage Restoration in Rock Hill

    2/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Hire Professionals For Sewage and Water Damage Restoration in Rock Hill Emergency water damage restoration is ready for your call at 803-324-5780.

    Rock Hill Water Damage Resolved Using SERVPRO

    When Rock Hill water damage resulting from sewage issues or some other problem affects your property, you need to take effective action immediately. Although the water issue may seem minor, it can cause substantive damage to your house if it is not eliminated quickly and correctly. And while you may be inclined to start the water removal process on your own, it is important always to have this work completed by a team of professionals from SERVPRO  Here are several reasons why:

    Water Damage Is Progressive
    Water damage can worsen with each passing moment. The longer you postpone calling water damage restoration experts to fix the problems, the greater the damages will be. Apart from obvious damage to contents and building materials, you may also be victimized by a mold infestation if the water is not removed promptly. Exposure to fungi may cause health effects as well as increase restoration costs.

    Sewage Water is Dangerous
    If the excessive water on your property contains sewage, it is very dangerous. In fact, sewage water contains pathogens, pesticides, and waste matter. Black water causes health implications if you come in contact with this type of water. Contact professionals who can remove the sewage water quickly and safely. Don't attempt to do it yourself. Training, specialized equipment, and hazmat clothing are required for a return of safety to your property.

    Electrical Hazards
    Water, being a conductor of electricity, can send shocks powerful enough to cause electrocution under some circumstances. Whether you're dealing with black, gray or clean water, the extraction process brings with it electrical hazards. Don't subject yourself to the risk of electrocution. Instead, allow the experienced professionals from SERVPRO of Rock Hill to complete the process for you. These individuals possess the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to complete the process in a safe manner that precludes you and them from experiencing illness or injury.

    Call SERVPRO Now
    Although Rock Hill water damage can disrupt your well-being and cause inconveniences within your daily life, it doesn't have to drain all your energy and assets. To restore your property and resume your way of life, contact the water damage restoration experts of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified technicians will clean and dry your property with remarkable speed, and we'll also provide you with complete customer service that keeps you calm throughout the remediation process. We will document, invite you for a final walk-through,  and guarantee that your home is dry and safe.

    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.

    Lake Wylie Water Damage Information, What to Do?

    2/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Lake Wylie Water Damage Information, What to Do? What to do if your home or business floods in Lake Wylie? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Lake Wylie

    Lake Wylie water damage is a serious issue that can adversely impact your residential property. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not have the basic knowledge necessary to grapple effectively with a water damage problem if it surfaces. However, having information about the causes and effects of water damage and how to eliminate it can empower you to keep your property in good condition. SERVPRO in Lake Wylie offers the following short outline for your review.

    Many varying factors can contribute to a water damaging event. Natural disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes (becoming more common in our area) can produce rapid water damage. Additionally, water damage can surface on your property because of the following factors:
    • Leaking pipes, ruptured appliance hoses
    • Roof leakages, improper flashing or shingles
    • Poor ventilation
    • Damp basements misdirected ground drainage or lack of vapor barriers and exterior coatings
    • Excessive condensation, inadequate insulation
    • Wet carpets or wood flooring
    • Flooding, sewer or septic tank backup

    Slow drips or condensation can lead to an accumulation of moisture which is a conducive condition for mold growth. Health effects can be the outcome of mold proliferation within your walls, carpets or HVAC system. These fungi can also damage porous materials like drywall and ceiling tiles requiring replacement. Rapid water intrusion from a burst pipe, flood, or aftermath of fire extinguishing efforts deposit standing water that must be removed quickly to mitigate damage to structural materials and personal possessions.

    Hire Professional Help
    When water damage strikes your property, considering professional assistance is important. In some cases, property owners seek to complete the restoration work on their own. However, DIY projects should be avoided if more than a puddle of water, using a mop and bucket, will remove the problem. SERVPRO has water pumps, wet vacs, sump pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, foggers, and industry grade cleaning and sanitizing products for the services required. Cleaning, repairing and restoring building materials, furnishings, flooring, etc. is our formula, before replacing, to decrease interruptions, stress, and expenses.

    To ensure that you select the right Lake Wylie water damage restoration company, ascertain that the firm offers the following:
    -24/7 emergency response
    -Excellent customer service, from assessment to job completion
    -Stellar online reviews
    -Fair prices, we even help with the claims process and paperwork

    Call SERVPRO Immediately
    When your property in Lake Wylie has been impacted by water damage, it's time to call the professionals of SERVPRO. With over 57 years of work in the dynamic restoration field, we possess the experience, training, equipment and personnel necessary to optimize and accelerate each component of the water damage remediation process. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to work professionally to restore your home to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Lake Wylie?

    We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

    As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, SERVPRO can respond immediately to our local communities. Just call for help.

    Need Lake Wylie 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.

    Need Crawlspace Help?

    2/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Need Crawlspace Help? High humidity and crawlspaces are not a good mixture.

    Mold Or Water In A Crawlspace Is Not Good

    Many homeowners in Rock Hill have had problems with water invading there crawlspace which can lead to mold growth. Sometimes the water is due to excess ground water from heavy rains or flooding. Another cause is a broken plumbing pipe that is supposed to feed your home but now is spraying water all over and your crawlspace area and possibly affecting the insulation and wood joists. When this happens and left unattended or unnoticed it can cause mold to start growing. If you have standing water in your crawlspace and need it extracted and removed call us today for help.

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

    Water Damage from Washing Machine Overflow at Your Clover Home

    2/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage from Washing Machine Overflow at Your Clover Home If your washing machine overflows it can cause major damage.

    Clover Water Damage Restored by SERVPRO

    No residential property owner wants to deal with a washing machine overflow, resulting in Clover water damage. However, this is an unpleasant reality that many homeowners will have to deal with at some point. This appliance is one of the leading culprits where a malfunction leads to instant water pooling. If water damage, as a result of an overflow, hits your home, you need to know what steps to take so that you can address and resolve the issue quickly and correctly. SERVPRO's advice for prevention and information for water removal follow. 

    What Causes Washing Machine Overflow? There are several reasons why a washing machine overflow could transpire. Some of the causes include:
    • electrical problem--within the appliance or the house system
    • bad pressure switch or faulty half valve
    • broken or displaced drainage hose 
    • clog in the drain line, or leak in water supply lines leading to substantial amounts of pooling and flowing water.

    Why You Must Act Immediately. If an automatic washing cycle leads to a large volume of water intrusion when not one is at home, rapid water removal will mitigate damage and expenses. Doing so is important for several reasons, including the fact that standing water can increase your susceptibility to a mold infestation. Mold invasions can lead to unwanted health effects. If left untreated or undiscovered, large mold colonies can also cause damage to porous surfaces like drywall or ceiling, necessitating costly replacement. If the water, without wicking into drywall and furniture, cannot be removed quickly, then professional water removal and drying are highly recommended. 

    How To Select The Right Water Damage Restoration Professionals?
    Hiring a team of water damage restoration professionals can limit water damage. You may wonder which attributes you should look for in the remediation firm. Here are several of them:
     IICRC certification--industry standards for drying and cleaning of personal items and building materials. SERVPRO has additional corporate education at a training headquarters, along with franchise coaching and e-video reinforcement. 
    • Stellar customer service--many testimonials attesting to fast and friendly personalized service
    • 24/7 emergency service--pride in emergency water damage restoration
    • Competitive prices while going the extra mile
    • Complimentary estimates and advice.  Insurance coverage is usually in force with this type of water damage. We will work with your insurance agent to provide you with a stress-free claim and even help with your paperwork. 

    Call SERVPRO Now! Although a washing machine overflow can put a big damper on your day, you don't have to allow the issue to overwhelm you. Instead, call the trained water damage remediation specialists of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certification professionals have extensive industry experience. We offer documented validation of the drying process and invite you to a final walk-through to ensure your complete satisfaction. "Like it never even happened."

    Why Choose SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County?

    We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

    Water damage restoration is the cornerstone of our business. We are proud to serve with 24/7 emergency service. 

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

    How Professionals Handle Water Damage in Tega Cay

    2/25/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How Professionals Handle Water Damage in Tega Cay Flooding in a Tega Cay home is not good.

    Tega Cay Water Damage Is Restored by SERVPRO

    Tega Cay water damage, for the professionals, is a process that can be handled in an efficient manner. From the minute you contact them, an expert will guide you through this water damaging emergency. The SERVPRO representative will ask you a series of questions when you call our facility to better understand how to help you and your individual situation. Under certain circumstances, we can dispatch vehicles and equipment to mitigate water damage on the fly.

    Professionals Conduct Water Damage Assessment
    Your property will go through a detailed inspection which will include a damage assessment. Water Damage Restoration Professionals from SERVPRO will assess the damage and develop an action plan to meet your needs. They will check for the source of the water and stop if before they begin the drying process. This effort will include a check for contaminated water and identifying the type of water. Also, they will look for safety concerns and other issues, like asbestos or lead exposure. After surveying the damage, they will generate a content inspection report called the CCIS. This report provides a room by room inventory of all water damaged possessions and building materials. They will be documented as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. 

    Professionals Remove the Water 
    The water extraction will immediately begin to remove most of the water from your home or property. This can also help reduce the drying time and prevent mold growth. We have equipment like powerful pumps and industrial vacuum units that can quickly remove thousands of gallons of water from your property. They will also safely discard water damaged carpet and other items that cannot be restored. 

    Professional water damage restoration experts can use moisture detectors to determine the level of relative humidity. They may use infrared cameras or hygrometers to find water behind walls and ceilings.

    Drying the Water Damage
    Our experts will use dehumidification equipment and monitoring devices to ensure floors, walls, furnishings, and hidden pockets are dry. They will check moisture levels to determine when your home is completely dry. Professionals have industrial dehumidifiers that prevent warping and other water damage by quickly drying out your home. High-speed air movers create airflow that accelerates the evaporation of moisture.

    Cleaning Your Home after Water Damage
    After water damage, your walls, floors, and other surfaces will need professional cleaning treatments. Our technicians will clean your belongings, furniture, upholstery, clothing, and personal items damaged by water. We can also pack-out possessions to our facility for precise drying and return the items when your water damaged Tega Cay home is once again dry. Flooding and water damage may require antifungal, antimicrobial, and odor removal treatments.

    Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your 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. Tega Cay residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Emergency Water Damage Service For Tega Cay

    2/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Emergency Water Damage Service For Tega Cay Water or sewage can cause problems for Tega Cay homes.

    Tega Cay homeowners have water problems like everyone else.

    When a pipe bursts in a home it can cause a huge mess. It can flood the home with water and cause damage to floors and furniture. If there is enough water it can run down to a crawlspace or finished basement and cause even more issues. When you have that much water in your home its time to call the water damage professionals at SERVPRO for help. We are a top rated water damage company that provides service to the Tega Cay area. We can handle any size water damage claim you may have. If you have questions about a broken pipe or water issues please give us a call. We are here to help.

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

    And as a reminder we do also handle cleanup for sewage backups from toilets and plumbing problems. We have the training to get that nasty toilet water from your Tega Cay home. If you feel over your head with the amount of sewage smell or water we can help.

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

    Water Damage To Ceiling In Rock Hill

    2/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage To Ceiling In Rock Hill Heavy floods and storms can cause major damage to Rock Hill homes.

    This home sufferd a major leak in the roof. 

    As a result the drywall fell from the ceiling along with insulation. The cause of the roof leak was a strong rain storm that came through the area. The home was not occupied at the time which caused the damage to get worse. The floors and walls did suffer water damage and mold growth in the affected areas. That storm also caused many other Rock Hill homes to have simular damage from the rain and flooding. If you see water coming through your ceiling or flowing into your Rock Hill home or business call SERVPRO today for emergency water restoration help.

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

    Emergency Carpet Extraction In Fort Mill

    2/15/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Emergency Carpet Extraction In Fort Mill Wet footprints on carpet is a sure sign you have a problem.

    Wet Carpet From A Flood is Not Good

    This homeowner saw strange foot marks are her carpet when she was walking on it. Here feet did not get wet as she was wearing shoes at the time. As she she did some inspection she found that a leak in a pipe was the problem. It had affected her hallway and bedrooms which were all carpeted areas. A plumber was called quickly to fix the issue and then we got onsite to do the water cleanup. We first extracted as much water as we could and then set up the drying equipment. Dehumidifiers and air movers were placed to get the job done. If you see wet carpet and pad in your home or business in Fort Mill area call us today for help or questions. If carpet sits wet to long damage can happen and the carpet may get ruined.

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

    Ceiling Has Water Damage In Fort Mill

    2/12/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Ceiling Has Water Damage In Fort Mill What to do if you see water marks on your ceiling drywall? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780.

    Pipe breaks above garage and causes a mess.

    This Fort Mill home had a water claim due to a leaky pipe in the ceiling of the garage. The water line was going to a finnished bathroom above. The homeowner noticed it as they were going to work in the morning and saw water dripping from the ceiling on the cars. We arrived onsite that day and got to work. The garage ceiling had to be cut open because insulation was located above. After opening the affected area we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to get the structure dry. If you have wet drywall on your ceiling or walls give us a call for help or questions.

    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 Fort Mill 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.

    Carpet Has Stain Marks After Water Damage

    2/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Carpet Has Stain Marks After Water Damage What to do if you have wet carpet from a water leak? Call SERVPRO right away at 803-324-5780.

    Secondary Damage Due To Water

    Not only does a pipe leak cause water to wet everything it touches, it also can damage and ruin many items. On thing that is common is staining of carpet. Most of the time the water goes through multiple materials before it get to the carpet. It passes through items like drywall, insulation and subfloor. During that time it picks up debris and the water color gets darker and darker. When it finnally gets to the capet and pad it may not be the clean water that comes out of the faucet. At that point the carpet acts like a filter and catches alot of the debris and the dirty water. This is most notisable with lighter colors of carpet. Most of the time we are able to get the stains out, but depending on the amount of time that it sat wet or what type of carpet you have it may not come out at all. Remember to always call a top water damage restoration company like SERVPRO if you feel you are over your head with a water damage claim. We are always here to help with questions or concerns you may have.

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

    Fort Mill Washing Machine Overflows And Causes Problems

    2/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Washing Machine Overflows And Causes Problems Water spots on a ceiling are a sure sign of a leak.

    Washing Machine malfunctions and spreads water everywhere

    If was a normal day for this Fort Mill homeowner. She was doing laundry and household cleaning. The next thing she knew water was dripping from the ceiling. She ran upstairs and noticed that the carpet was wet and went straight to the laundry room and shut the washer off. Knowing that the area affected was so large she called her insurance company to file a claim and called us soon after to do the cleanup. These types of water damage claims seem to be the most common. Be sure to check your fittings and water lines going to your machine often. The flood in her home was worse due to the laundry room was on the second floor and a lot of the water ran down to the main level.

    If you have questions about overflows or excessive water in your home, don't hesitate to call.

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

    Lake Wylie Home Floods

    2/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Lake Wylie Home Floods Large amounts of water on flooring is not a good thing.

    Plumber Repairs Burst Pipe In Lake Wylie

    Another home suffers a water damage over the weekend when a water line leaked throughout their residence. Wet carpet and pad were affected along with the subfloor. We extracted as much as possible and then placed the drying equipment to get the job done. If you have questions about water affecting materials in your home and how to get them dry, give us a call at SERVPRO.

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

    What to do with Water Damages?

    2/4/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What to do with Water Damages? Who to call if you have a water damage? SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

    Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County

    At SERVPRO we are faster to any size disaster, your water damage or flooding is no problem for us to handle in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Tega Cay or York County!

    Standing or slowly dripping water attracts microorganisms. Moisture is the driving force allowing for growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria. We will assist to "restore before replace" to control costs and expedite to completion the entire service. 

    Call SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County for excellent, effective water removal services. Trust the trained technicians of SERVPRO. We work to get your home looking "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.

    Leaking Pipe Floods Crawlspace

    1/29/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Leaking Pipe Floods Crawlspace Top rated water damage restoration company in Fort Mill can be found by calling SERVPRO today.

    A Flooded Crawlspace Needs Cleaned Up Quick Before More Damage Occurs

    A water line going from a crawlspace to inside the home had a leak over the weekend. This Tega Cay home was lucky as all the water ran into the crawlspace. The steam from the hot water did get the isulation wet and some of it had already fallen down due to the amount of moisture it had absorbed.

    We had to remove nost of the crawlspace insulation to get the subfloor and joists exsposed so they may dry properly.

    After the drying was complete we installed new insulation and a new vapor barrior as well.

    If you live in Fort Mill or Rock Hill area and have a flooded crawlspace, give us a call quickly so we may get things under control. Most burst pipes are coverd by your insurance so its always good to check with them about filing a claim if the damage is bad enough.

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

    Baxter Village Home Has Water Damage

    1/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Baxter Village Home Has Water Damage Need a top rated water damage company for Baxter Village? Call SERVPRO Today.

    In Fort Mill the Baxter Village community has problems with burst pipes.

    This neighborhood is no different than any other when it comes to leaky pipes. The type of flexible pipe they use during the construction seems to have issues as the years go on. Many homeowners have had small pin hole leaks all the way to complete breaks. Some have even had multiple water damage claims due to these plumbing issues.

    Hopefully you are one of the lucky ones who have not had a flood in your Baxter Village home. But if you do or have questions please do give us a call. We are here to help.

    Need Baxter Village 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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Dishwasher Leak In Fort Mill

    1/26/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Dishwasher Leak In Fort Mill Have a flood in your Fort Mill home? Call SERVPRO today for help.

    Dishwasher Floods Fort Mill Home

    This is a great picture taken by a technician after he arrived onsite to look at a water leak from a dishwasher in Fort Mill. After removing the front plate he and the homeowner were able to see how much water was flowing from the area. The water ran for a while and affected most of the kitchen and a adjoining room. 

    After the plumber showed up to fix problem we continued to clean up the water and start drying out the home.

    Fort Mill homeowners should always be on the lookout for problems that may cause water damage issues in there home. One is to make sure you are aware of what type of feed line you have going to the fridge and washing machine. Most of the time these are just the basic ones. You should think about upgrading to something with more protection.

    If you have a dishwasher malfunction or leak in your Fort Mill home call us today for help.

    Need Fort Mill 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.

    Common Causes Of Water Leaks in a Fort Mill Property

    1/18/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Common Causes Of Water Leaks in a Fort Mill Property Top rated water damage restoration company in Fort Mill. Call SERVPRO today.

    SERVPRO's Water Damage Saving Tips from Leaks for Your Fort Mill Home

    Fort Mill water damage is a serious matter that can result in substantive deterioration and destruction of your property. Flooding and storms can cause large volumes of unwanted water to cover your floors and basement. However, leaks and drips that lead to small pools of water can often be prevented by awareness and inspection of elements of your home. 

    1. Corrosion. Corrosion can appear in several forms and from diverse causes. Some of these causes include a chemical reaction from household cleaning products, fertilizers, or poor well-water quality. Corrosion visible on any plumbing should be removed and inspected often. If it is persistent, then that material should be replaced before a structural failure leads to water damage. 

    2. Rust. Rust is the most common form of corrosion.  Oxidation is a chemical reaction that will degrade cast iron, steel, and sometimes even copper pipes sufficiently to allow for a pinhole leak or total pipe failure.  Newer PVC or copper pipes with modern soldering methods are resistant to rusting and greatly improve the house's infrastructure. Water damage seldom will be the result of a ruptured pipe made from these products.

    3. Cracks. While cracks are less common in the contemporary world of plumbing, they still surface every now and again. Cracks are an issue to take seriously because they can waste water and thereby cause a financial burden. Visible moisture or standing water indicates a problem that must be addressed.

    4. Pressure. Elevated pressure can burst a pipe or a fitting. When your pipes are subjected to intense pressure, they can start to leak. Be advised, though not often cold enough, frozen pipes will lead to water damage. Water is a unique liquid that expands when frozen. Play it safe and drain your main water lines before leaving for an extended winter vacation.

    5. Faucets and Fixtures. Faucets have several moving parts, and most still utilize washers that deteriorate with the passing of time. Don't ignore a drip until it becomes a larger problem.

    6. Dishwasher, Ice-Maker, and Garbage Disposal can start to leak when deposits and chemicals cause the seals to deteriorate. Pay special attention to the ice maker feed line to your refrigerator.

    7. Washing Machine, Air Handlers, and Water Heaters are the main culprits of water leaks in a house. Secure drain lines, replace water supply lines, keep your condenser coils clean and install a drip pan under your water heater.

    Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You. Fort Mill water damage is no laughing matter. Water leakage that is not addressed immediately can weaken the structural integrity of your property and possibly allow for mold growth. The company to call for fast, friendly restoration services is SERVPRO. Our industry experts have extensive experience and will use cutting edge equipment to expedite and optimize the water damage restoration process.

    Need Fort Mill 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.

    Baxter Village Pipes Burst

    1/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Baxter Village Pipes Burst Need a great water damage restoration company in Baxter Village? Call SERVPRO today for help at 803-324-5780

    Need water damage restoration in Baxter Village?

    The Baxter Village community has had its fair share of water damage problems. We get calls monthly to help homeowners clean up water from pipes the break or have pin hole leaks. Some times the damage is not bad and we give them direction on what to do. Other times the plumbing issue cases big problems. 

    We have seen entire main floors affected by water. Most of the time wood floors are on the main level and they start to cup from the saturation of water. 

    Another water problem in Baxter Village is that the builder has installed the water heater in the attic. This is due to keeping as much square footage as possible in the living area. The problem is when the water heater has a leak or malfuntions is causes damage to all the floors below.

    For more information about Baxter Village go to the following link.

    Baxter Village Town Center

    Need Baxter Village Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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    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.

    Why Water Cleanup Is Important in River Hills

    1/7/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why Water Cleanup Is Important in River Hills Need a top rated water damage restoration company in River Hills? Call SERVPRO today at 803-324-5780.

    The Importance of River Hills Water Cleanup

    Water Damage Restoration 101

    When natural disasters like floods or fire take place in your home or office, dealing with water damage in River Hills is typically one of the property owner's most pressing concerns. If you do not address the excess water in your home or office immediately, you could find yourself dealing with a wide range of unwanted health and safety issues. To ensure that your property is restored correctly and quickly, you need to attain professional water damage remediation services. Here are just a few benefits that result from taking this course of action:

     Preventing Mold Growth

     Attaining professional River Hills water damage restoration services help prevent mold growth. When you have excess standing water in your home or office, you create the damp setting that mold likes to thrive in. When you hire a team of remediation specialists, they will utilize advanced methodologies and cutting edge equipment to quickly remove excess water from your property. This work is extremely important given that continual exposure to mold can compromise your health. Some of the health issues that individuals who are exposed to mold tend to experience include chronic fatigue, asthma attacks, dizziness, vision complications, diarrhea, nausea, difficulty breathing, and lung challenges. Ongoing exposure to mold growth can also lead to cancer and other pathogenic diseases.

     Preventing Structural Damage

     When you hire a team of River Hills water damage restoration experts, they will help prevent your home or office from falling prey to structural damage. If excess water starts to seep into your property's structure, the result can be the deterioration of its stability and strength. This is why individuals who have been subjected to water damage often find that they cannot immediately reenter their property following a natural disaster. Restoration professionals possess the equipment and expertise necessary to recognize and remediate signs of damage quickly. In so doing, they can prevent deep, permanent structural damage from transpiring.

    Water cleanup is a complex, time-consuming task that should never be completed by a property owner. Instead, you should contact a team of industry professionals to complete the remediation process on your behalf. The best company to call for excellent, effective water damage restoration is SERVPRO. We offer 24/7 emergency assistance, excellent customer service, and affordable rates. Moreover, all of our technicians are IICRC-certified.

    Need River Hills 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.

    The Bathroom: Tega Cay Water Damage Hot Spot

    1/6/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage The Bathroom: Tega Cay Water Damage Hot Spot Need a top rated water damage restoration company in Tega Cay? Call SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

    Call SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Tega Cay Bathroom

    Water damage in Tega Cay often originates in the bathroom. Given the fact that multiple plumbing systems are often confined to a small space, it's not surprising to find that bathrooms tend to experience a wide variety of water damage emergencies. Although these issues can pose serious problems in your household, especially if a sewer or septic tank backup is the cause, learning more about them can prevent your property from becoming a mess. SERVPRO offers the following information you need regarding water damage in the privy.

    Leaking Shower Pipes & Pans. Water damage that transpires from a small constant drip over time can be problematic for several reasons. First, it can cause mold problems. Second, the insurance company may not support your claim. And unfortunately, you may run into both of these problems if you experience a leaky shower fixture, pipe or a cracked shower pan. Over the course of time, the water can wick into your subfloor and wall voids. The accumulation of moisture in an enclosed, dark space is an open invitation for mold spores to start a colony. To prevent these issues from taking place, be sure to inspect your shower visually and ensure that there are no cracks in the shower pan area. Keep jointed areas with tile well caulked. If you fear a hidden leak, call SERVPRO to inspect the bathroom and offer suggestions or service.

    Sinks. The most common type of water damage results from the breakdown of the supply line connection. When this connection is broken, pooling water will accumulate in the base cabinet of the sink. Don't put a pan there. Fix the leak before it becomes a deluge requiring water damage service. Be aware of this problem area.

    Tega Cay Toilets. Toilets can be a big culprit for water damage. Even toilets that were installed and well maintained can malfunction and generate excess standing water in the bathroom. With this idea in mind, make sure that you inspect your toilet every couple of months to detect any tiny cracks in the porcelain. Replace the water tank float at the first hint of sticking. Also, be sure to check the toilet's supply lines and taps. If the commode rocks, the wax seating leading to the drain should be replaced.

    Let The Professionals at SERVPRO Assist You. While maintaining your household appliances and equipment is a great way to prevent water damage in Tega Cay, it's important to know that disaster could still strike at any moment. To ensure that you can secure professional remediation services from a team of IICRC-certified technicians, keep the experts of SERVPRO in mind. If possible, we will assist you with your insurance claim. Don't let a drip become a Tega Cay flash flood. Call us 24/7 to restore your home to its pre-loss condition.

    Need Tega Cay 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.

    Hardwood Floors Can be Saved from Water Damage In Fort Mill

    1/5/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Hardwood Floors Can be Saved from Water Damage In Fort Mill Hardwood floors can be damaged by water.

    Hardwood Floors In Fort Mill

    Everyone knows that wood and water don't mix.  Excessive water can cause wood flooring to buckle, bow, warp, split and deteriorate.  But SERVPRO also knows that these effects are not instant, and there is time to mitigate and prevent most flooring losses.  Acting quickly enough, SERVPRO can often extract water, set job specific drying equipment, and salvage floors to the point of reuse.

    Some floors are unsalvageable, no matter how quick of a response or how much equipment is used, but it’s always a good idea to determine your options upfront before making any decisions.

    SERVPRO experts are trained at reading moisture content in building materials, and quickly making a decision on proceeding with drying techniques.  So the next time your flooring is under inches of water, call the experts at SERVPRO of Fort Mill to determine if your floors can be salvaged, saving time, money and headache.

    Need Fort Mill 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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Lake Wylie Water Damage And Your Washing Machine

    12/31/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Lake Wylie Water Damage And Your Washing Machine Washing machine overflows can cause major damage to your home in Lake Wylie.

    Lake Wylie Water Damage and SERVPRO's Advice

    According to research studies, flooding washing machines are amongst the top 10 causes for insurance claims filed every year. This includes all home related damage claims. Lake Wylie water damage frequently occurs from this underappreciated and overworked home appliance.  SERVPRO offers some information and preventative tips.

    Washing machine flooding is problematic for several different reasons. The water source is known as white water, potable and safe. If the leakage source is from the washing machine drum or the drainage hose, then gray water is the result. This is called category 2 water and holds contaminants from soiled clothing, detergent chemicals, and possibly debris contacting the water. This can lead to illness upon exposure to skin or ingestion. Once excessive water pooling has transpired, your property can be subjected to unwanted structural damage or a mold infestation.

    What Makes Washing Machines Malfunction? Washing machines break down for several reasons, but one of the most common causes is a water supply line connection that loosens or bursts. When you turn your washing machine on, you likely feel a slight jolt because of the water flowing through the line. This causes a pop of pressure within the hoses. Eventually, the hoses will start to weaken from normal wear and tear.  A large bubble in the hose may be the first indication of a washing machine "aneurism".  Inspect periodically and consider replacing hoses every 5 to 6 years.

    Another reason that your washing machine may start to flood results from a drain hose that becomes disconnected. Your drain hose enables water to exit the machine under pressure. This flow is stronger than gravity flow, thus allowing for a wider dispersion of water. A simple knock can dislodge the drainage hose from the back wall housing the drainage pipe. SERVPRO suggests securing the hose to the housing of the draining system. 

    How To Prevent Washing Machine Flooding from causing water damage. The best way to prevent your washing machine from flooding is to be diligent regarding preventative maintenance. You could spend over $150 for an electronic flood stopper mechanism. However, if there have been drainage problems caused by the sewage line, then install a flood-guard float (about $25.00) that acts as a check valve. This will prevent sewage water from backing up into the house.  Black water, that is Category 3 water, that contains dangerous raw sewage and contaminants must be blocked from flowing into your Clover home.

    Call SERVPRO For Excellent Water Damage Services. Although learning how to prevent your washing machine from flooding is important, you could still find yourself subjected to water damage at some point. When this happens, it's important to call a team of professional water damage restoration experts to your River Hills property. The professionals of SERVPRO have extensive industry experience and also offer 24/7 emergency services.

    Need Lake Wylie 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.

    Six Reasons To Call A Water Damage Restoration Company in Clover

    12/31/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Six Reasons To Call A Water Damage Restoration Company in Clover If Your Bucket Has a Hole in It--Call SERVPRO

    SERVPRO Restores Water Damaged Homes in  Clover

    Clover water damage is not an issue that a homeowner enjoys. The reason for the water may be a simple leak that will end with a mopping and maybe just a tightening of a valve. Easy enough. However, large amounts of pooling water or water intrusions can present a set of secondary water problems that require professional water restoration from a company like SERVPRO. Here are some negative effects of water damage and how to deal with them.

    1. Water Removal. Once your property has been impacted by water damage, removing the excess standing water is the first order of business. By quick extraction,  the water damage to the structure and its contents are mitigated. Less time for water to absorb and wick into materials means less water damage. SERVPRO employs heavy duty truck mounted water pumps and lighter pumping equipment to remove the water

    2. Drying. After the majority of the water has been extracted, then the finer points of drying out the structure commence. Restoration experts complete this process with the use of specialized equipment like dehumidifiers, chemical and refrigerant types, and air movers. Moisture meters and hygrometer measurements ensure acceptable levels of moisture and RH are achieved. We guarantee the drying in writing. 

    3. Mold Problems. Water and moisture increase the likelihood of a mold infestation. This may lead to health problems and damage to interior furnishings. SERVPRO technicians chemically and mechanically remove visible stains, fog hidden voids, use air scrubbers and then sanitize to restore healthy, clean ambient air.

    4. Deodorizing. Water damage can leave a wide range of unwanted odors caused by mold and decaying or breakdown of carpeting, drywall, and upholstery. Our restoration experts resolve this issue by using advanced deodorizing services once the source of the odors has been eliminated. 

    5. Restoration. The SERVPRO program offers restoration of water damaged items, and structural materials when possible. Cleaning at the home or our facilities salvages personal possessions (some irreplaceable) and reduces expenses. 

    6. Sanitation. Restoring your property to a healthy environment is essential to any water damage remediation process. Job knowledge, safety gear, chemical products, and equipment are part of the process.

    Call SERVPRO immediately if your Clover property has sustained water damage. Our IICRC-certified technicians offer a fast response, excellent customer service, and advanced restoration methodologies. Extensive corporate, in-house, and video training are components of on-going training that offer you the most economical, expedient, and safe solutions to all your water damaged problems. We restore your property to pre-loss condition. "Like it never even happened."

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

    Tips To Avoid Bursting Pipes In Fort Mill

    12/31/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Tips To Avoid Bursting Pipes In Fort Mill Frozen pipes during winter months can cause major damage to Fort Mill homes.

    Water expands and freezes. Before the cold weather approaches, take these precautions to avoid your water from freezing.

    • Wrap outside faucets.
    • Caulk around pipes where they enter the home.
    • Disconnect garden hoses.
    • Drain in- ground sprinkler systems.
    • Shut off & drain your water systemif you are leaving your home for several days.

    Have A Fort Mill Water Damage Emergency? Call (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.

    With any leak, IT IS THE WATER you do not see that CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE

    12/30/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage With any leak, IT IS THE WATER you do not see that CAUSES THE MOST DAMAGE Home flooding can make a huge mess

    There's no such thing as a small disaster in York County. Especially when the water you don't see contains bacteria or causes mold, rot and other unseen damage. Water damage can affect the value of your property. So before you get out the mop, bucket, and box fan to try and clean it up yourself, consider how this will affect your property.

    A mop and common cleaning products may not be enough for serious water intrusions. Your local SERVPRO is trained to safely clean and RESTORE your building, utilizing the following procedures:

      • Identify the Source/Type of Water
      • Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis
      • Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises
      • Perform Emergency Water Extraction
      • Apply Necessary Treatments
    • Utilize Drying Equipment and Monitor Drying

    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.

    Four Ways Water Damage Adversely Impacts Your Property's Foundation in Catawba

    12/22/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Four Ways Water Damage Adversely Impacts Your Property's Foundation in Catawba Sump pump is First Line of Defense for Basement Water Damage

    SERVPRO Can Restore Your Catawba Foundation After Water Damage

    One of the worst issues a residential property owner in Catawba may have to grapple with is water damage. Although water damage can adversely impact any region of the property, the damage that can be done to the home's foundation is particularly problematic. Learn more about the problems that water damage can cause to your home's foundation by reviewing the following information provided by SERVPRO:

    1. The saturated soil located near your home's foundation walls can leak or wick into the walls of the basement. After the basement or foundation site is excavated and the foundation flooring is poured, the builders construct the exterior walls. They will back-fill soil into the cavity surrounding the outside walls. This soil will not become as compacted as the property's adjacent soil. Moreover, it will soak up the water nearby. After rainfall, water pressure can push the walls of the foundation inward and also cause them to crack or leak.

    2. Water is capable of washing nearby soil from beneath and around your foundation. Specifically, many homes and garages are designed over concrete slabs, and if a slope that drains water away from the property's foundation is not created, the soil can wash away. As the water continues eroding the soil located beneath the property's foundation, it will start to crack and can even sink, like a miniature sink-hole. Septic tank black water may seep into the structure.

    3. Water damage can be problematic for homes in which the basement is built in a region where the amount of clay located in the soil is significant. This is the case because clay retains water more effectively than other types of soil. Because the clay expands upon absorbing moisture and then contracts when it dries out, the result is pressure changes that destabilize the structural integrity of the property's foundation wall and flooring.

    4. Water, sufficient water moisture or vapor located close to the sill plate, studs, or siding near the foundation can cause wood rot. This may also result in rotting of floor joists in crawl space construction.  As these fungi attacked and softened the cellulose building materials, a conducive condition for a subterranean termite attack is viable. The result is the rotting and loss of structural strength of the wood. So, clay that retains moisture affecting exterior wall and slabs, and crawl space foundations absorbing water into floor joists, piers, and single or double pine flooring, can all lead to water damage. 

    Dormant mold spores, present in all Catawba houses, have the moisture, along with the cellulose food source, to begin to grow string--colonies.  These molds can now proliferate into large mold patches damaging furniture, drywall, and infiltrating your HVAC system. Health issues arise from inspiring fungi's mycotoxins into your lungs. 

    Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You. As explained by the information listed above, water damage in Catawba can have a profoundly negative impact on your home's foundation and structure.  However, securing professional water damage restoration services can help you address and resolve the problem before it gets too widespread. Our team can be trusted for immediate, effective restoration services.  SERVPRO employs IICRC-certified technicians, who also receive additional training in all aspects of water damage remediation. Call us for advice on how to protect your foundation, or call us to restore any water damage problems.

    Need Catawba 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.

    Water Damage Prevention Strategies for Tega Cay

    12/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Prevention Strategies for Tega Cay Keep Rainwater from Entering Your Tega Cay Attic

    Water Damage Preventative Measure to Protect Your Tega Cay Home Offered by SERVPRO

    Although there are numerous things you can do to prevent your Tega Cay home from deterioration and decay, using water damage prevention strategies is one of the most important measures you can implement. Learn more about the dangers of water damage and how to prevent it from adversely impacting your property by reading the short outline provided below by SERVPRO:

    Why Water Damage Prevention Is So Important. Preventing water damage from occurring on your property is important for several reasons. Water damage can result in property deterioration such as wood rot to siding, fascias, and roof sheathing and trusses. Excessive moisture can lead to peeling paint. Preventative maintenance to your house's exterior will mitigate deterioration and lengthen the attractiveness and usefulness of your home. Finally, standing water can lead to a mold infestation that causes health issues for you and your household.

    Water Damage Prevention Tips. Although water damage can have devastating and even deadly consequences, you can help prevent it from becoming a property issue by implementing these preventive strategies suggested by SERVPRO:

    1. Foundation And Exterior Walls. Inspect for holes and cracks in your foundation and external walls. Be sure to look thoroughly in areas where conduits for plumbing or wiring are going through your exterior walls and then fill them up with the appropriate sealant. Keep a good protective water seal coating on the exterior, especially from grade level up to about three feet.

    2. Roof. A shingle roof should be periodically inspected.  Be sure to replace or repair damaged shingles to preclude unwanted rainwater from seeping through into the supporting lumber. Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris from leaves and other foreign matter to ensure efficient drainage. Be vigilant if ice dams should happen to begin building up on the gutters or trim.

    3. Windows And Doors. Carefully examine the paint located on the frames of your doors and windows to identify any peeling. Peeling is an indication that water could have soaked in the structure's wood. Also check the caulking and paint for color flaws and swelling. A good coat of paint helps inhibit the absorption of water into door and window casings and trim work. 

    4. Basement. Be sure that your property's sump pump is functioning optimally. Also be sure that you have built-up barriers and flood shields for any doors or windows in the basement. Request SERVPRO to inspect your crawl space for moisture levels, and to install vents, poly, and dehumidifiers when necessary.

    Don't Delay-Get Excellent Water Damage Restoration Services Today

    While learning about how water damage prevention tips can decrease the likelihood of high moisture, condensation, and standing water on your property in Tega Cay, there is still a chance that you may experience water damage. Here at SERVPRO, we pride ourselves in employing and training a team of professional, IICRC-certified technicians who are dedicated to offering customers complete satisfaction with our water damage restoration services.

    Have A Tega Cay Water Damage Emergency? Call (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.

    Why A Water Leak & Water Damage is So Severe in Lake Wylie

    12/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why A Water Leak & Water Damage is So Severe in Lake Wylie Lake Wylie flooding can cause serious damage to your home. Need extraction in your home? Call SERVPRO today.

    The Severity of Water Damage In Lake Wylie Residential Homes

    Water Damage 101

    Water damage is a serious household issue that can compromise the structural integrity of your residential property. However, learning more about Lake Wylie water damage and restoration options can help prevent you from losing your sanity and financial security when disaster strikes. Attain the information you need on this important matter by reviewing the short outline found below:

     Water Damage Basics

     Water damage in Lake Wylie is an issue that transpires when excess water populates an individual's property. The water damage can result from a wide range of factors, some of which include:

     • Flooding

    • Poor ventilation

    • Leaking pipes

    • Roof leakages

    • Excessive humidity

    • Damp basements

    • Damp carpets

     Water damage is problematic for numerous reasons, including the fact that it can ruin things like your wallpaper and important documents. Additionally, category 3 water damage can leave your home with a terrible odor that compromises your ability to feel comfortable in the living space.

     Water Damage And Mold Growth

     In addition to ruining household structures and materials, Lake Wylie water damage can also result in the rise of mold growth on your property. 

     Why You Should Avoid DIY Projects

     In many cases, residential property owners realize that their homes have been impacted by water damage. In response, they seek to start cleaning the property up immediately and on their own. Don't ever pursue this course of action. Attempting a DIY project is dangerous for numerous reasons, including the fact that there are hidden health and safety hazards that you are likely unaware of. If you seek to start the cleanup process on your own, you could increase your susceptibility to an unwanted injury or illness.

     Finding The Right Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company

     Once water damage has impacted your property, it's important that you find the right restoration company to fix the issue. The best remediation experts are those who possess IICRC certification. Also, look for a team of professionals who will offer Lake Wylie 24/7 emergency services, reasonable prices, and stellar customer service.

     If you find that your residential property has been affected by water damage, don't panic. Instead, call the trusted professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals possess the experience, education, and equipment necessary to expedite the home recovery process.

    Need Lake Wylie 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.

    Water Damage Class Types in Fort Mill

    12/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Class Types in Fort Mill Water damage emergencies in Fort Mill is our speciality.

    Your Fort Mill Home's Water Damage is Restored by SERVPRO

    When Fort Mill water damage strikes your personal property in Baxter Village or the surrounding area, securing prompt water damage restoration services is important. The negative effects of pooling water or accumulated moisture within your home can lead to many types of water damage. When personal items or structural materials become unsalvageable due to excessive water intrusion, the costs can be high, it terms of money, irreplaceable memorabilia, and time away from home. Toss in a possible mold infestation to compound the problems. The extent of water encroachment ascertained through professional assessment and inspection by a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is beneficial. A wide range of techniques can be exercised to expedite and optimize the water removal process. One of those techniques is utilizing a classification system regarding the level of water, and its effects and the urgency required for its removal to mitigate material loss and exposure to health hazards.

    Class 1: Slow Evaporation Rate. The water has only impacted one area, such as a plumbing leak in the kitchen or a drippy tap. The materials affected by the water are not extremely porous and susceptible to wicking. (Objects such as plywood, tile, and structural wood will not absorb significant amounts of the moisture). The water damage cleanup process for the slow evaporation rate is relatively quick. If this event were rapid, without standing or hidden pockets of water, you could probably handle the clean up. The important aspect of a successful drying is there is no accumulated, hidden moisture. 

    Class 2: Fast Evaporation Rate. In this scenario, the entire room is affected, or the flood situation reaches a depth totaling two feet. Urgent water extraction is necessary in the case of a sewage or septic tank problem. Moisture can be present in abundance after the affected structures appear to have dried out. 

    Class 3: Fastest Evaporation Rate. Water reaches a depth totaling more than two feet. This water has gotten into the property through an open window, major main break, or poured down overhead from a roof failure. These situations are a serious structural risk to your Fort Mill residential property. 

    Class 4: Specialty Drying Situations. Highly porous materials like drywall, wood furniture, concrete, brick, and hardwood items are saturated. This scenario, like the above ones, necessitates the use of special equipment. SERVPRO can extract large volumes of water by employing truck mounted water pumps, and portable sump pumps and wet-vacs. 

    Finding The Right Team Of Fort Mill Professionals. Regardless of the class of water damage to your property, hiring professional treatment services is a must. If your water damage issue goes unaddressed, or all the water and moisture are not successfully removed, increased structural damage or a mold infestation could occur. We can offer:

    • IICRC certification, cleaning, drying, sanitizing, and odor removal
    • Excellent customer service, 24/7 promptness
    • Industry experience, franchise history over 57 years
    • Documented Paperwork validating removal of water and moisture

    Call SERVPRO For Excellent Water Damage Restoration Services for your Fort Mill home. All of our IICRC-certified technicians will offer you the detail-oriented, customer-centric services necessary to expedite and optimize each aspect of the water damage restoration process. We will complete the service leaving your property like it never even happened.

    Need Fort Mill Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this Baxter Village 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.

    Simple Steps To Overcome Clover Residential Water Damage

    12/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Simple Steps To Overcome Clover Residential Water Damage What to do if a Clover water damage happens in your home?

    Navigating a Residential Water Loss in Clover...What Should You Do?

    Simple Steps To Overcome Water Damage

    When you realize that your property has been impacted with water damage, you may fly into a panic. This makes sense given the fact that water damage can destroy your property, cause high restoration bills, and disrupt your daily mode of existence. However, accessing and utilizing Clover water damage recovery tips can help you save money, remain calm, and return to your normal way of life. Get the information you need regarding how to overcome water damage by reviewing this quick reference guide:

     1. Identify The Source Of The Problem.

     There are several possible sources that could be the culprit of the water damage in Clover. It's important for you to identify the source and shut it off. Some possible sources include a Clover busted pipe and the water line running your freezer and refrigerator. Find the source and cut it off so your property is not subjected to more damage from additional water leaking into its structure and the materials contained within it.

     2. Contact A Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Immediately.

     The longer standing water is on your property, the more damage it can do. This is why it's important to contact a Clover water damage restoration company as soon as you recognize the presence of excess water in your residential space. The professional contractors will utilize advanced services to expedite and optimize the water removal process.

     3. Take Photos.

     Every item you lose due to water damage needs to be documented so that you can attain as much coverage as possible when you file your claim. For this reason, it's important for you to take photos of the damages done to your property. Also, take the time to document each region of the property that has been impacted by the excess water.

     4. Keep Receipts Of All Restoration Work.

     Any work that is performed as part of the water damage restoration process needs to be documented with receipts. An example would be the drying and content restoration services provided by the water extraction company.

    Although dealing with water damage can seem like a difficult endeavor, the skilled professionals of SERVPRO can make it simple. Each of our IICRC-certified technicians will work with expedience and excellence to remove all excess water from your property. Moreover, we're pleased to offer round the clock services to ensure that your water damage issue can be addressed at any time.

    Need Clover 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.

    Household Water Damage Causes And How To Prevent Them in River Hills

    12/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Household Water Damage Causes And How To Prevent Them in River Hills SERVPRO Suggests to Have Drip Pan Placed Under Your Water Heater to Contain Leaks

    In River Hills, Water Damage Prevention Tips from SERVPRO

    Often, homeowners associate River Hills water damage with natural disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes, and storms. However, it's important to know that unwanted water intrusion can also be caused by household issues. By learning more about what these issues are and how to prevent them, SERVPRO hopes that you can preclude your residential property from being subjected to water damage and its devastating consequences.

    Household Causes Of Water Damage. Water damage remediation experts know that there are many household causes of water damage. Some of them include your water heater, washing machine, and air conditioner. If any of these appliances begin to malfunction, they can leak water and thereby cause substantive water damage. Your personal possessions, furniture and structural materials can become in need of immediate water damage restoration. In addition to keeping your eye on these large appliances, be sure to pay attention to your home's plumbing system. Periodically check for pin-hole leaks around fixtures, pipe sweating, and clogged drains. Make sure to drain water lines during the winter if you plan to be away from home. Don't allow ice dams to build up on the roof gutters.

    Why Water Damage Prevention Is So Important. Water damage is problematic because it can cause serious structural damage to your property necessitating repairs or replacements of building materials. However, this is not the only adverse outcome that can result from water damage. Mold spores, present in all home environments, need moisture to begin string colonies leading to mold growth. Unfortunately, ongoing exposure to mold can cause health effects for you and your household members. SERVPRO has the experience, measuring instruments, and equipment to remediate any mold issues.

    Preventing Water Damage. Although hiring excellent remediation services is the correct way to deal with water damage in River Hills, you should also take the time to access and implement effective prevention strategies. Regular maintenance and repair work for major appliances like air handlers and furnaces, garbage disposals, toilets, and water heaters will save you money and stress. 

    Finding The Right Water Damage Remediation Services. In the event that your efforts do not prevent water damage from befalling your property, securing professional restoration services like SERVPRO is important. Look for some of the following attributes:

    • a great Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating
    • strong online reviews, with testimonials from past customers
    • fair prices
    • a satisfaction guarantee, in writing with validated drying
    • IICRC-certified technicians and on-going training

    Call SERVPRO Immediately. If River Hills water damage strikes your home, look to the professionals of SERVPRO. We possess all of the attributes of a winning team that puts you first and foremost. And our franchises have been in this dynamic industry for over 57 years. We expediently and fairly return your home to pre-loss condition.

    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.

    Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration - 803-324-5780

    12/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration - 803-324-5780 Make sure you find a good restoration company in Fort Mill to handle your water damage cleanup.

    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County provides a wide range of restoration services to residents and business owners throughout York County.  One of our primary services focuses on Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration.  Our main goal is to provide you with quality services in order to return your life to normal.  Clearly when water damage occurs to your home or business it can be a very stressful situation.  We aim to remove this stress from your life as soon as possible.

    Many people are under the assumption that they can handle water damage restoration as a DIY project.  Upon completing their restoration project they have a belief that everything is going to be fine.  However, this is far from the case as a great deal of secondary damage can occur because of this.  By taking this into consideration it is important to consider all of the benefits to hiring a water damage restoration company to return your life back to normal.

    By working with a Fort Mill company that has trained professional to resolve your restoration issues you will have a restoration process that was performed correctly.  We use the best tools available in order to quickly remove all water from your carpet and furniture quickly.  One thing many people do not take into consideration is the amount of time it takes to completely dry out water damage.

    Mold can start growing after only 48 hours of having water damage.  By removing all signs of moisture from your location quickly you can help eliminate the dangers of mold in your home or business.  Many sicknesses and possible death can occur because of black mold.

    Other things people don't take into consideration is the bacteria that can be in certain types of water.  Clearly most people are aware of the dangers related to a sewage backup.  However, many don't realize the many dangers that flood waters can present to their health.  This is why it is important to have a professional Fort Mill restoration company remove all of these risks.

    By hiring an Fort Mill water damage restoration company to restore your home or business you are also reducing the costs and potential loss to items at your location.  By working with us here at SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County you are working with a properly trained professional  team that will use the latest technology available to restore your home or business.  We will also be able to check for any secondary damages that are possible from water damage.

    Need Fort Mill Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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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.

    Why Water Damages Are So Destructive To A Tega Cay Home

    12/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why Water Damages Are So Destructive To A Tega Cay Home 37% of U.S. homeowners claim to have suffered losses from water damage. We are here to help Tega Cay residents in case of emergency.

    Plan Ahead in Tega Cay for Possible Water Damage to Your Residential Home 

    Water Damage 101

    At some point, many homeowners will be faced with the task of handling Tega Cay water damage issues on their residential property. Irrespective of the source of the water damage, it can have a variety of adverse effects on your property and health. However, learning more about water damage and how to deal with it effectively can preclude you from experiencing anxiety and economic losses. Read the following guide to attain the information you need regarding this important subject:

     Water Damage: A Brief Overview

     Water damage in Tega Cay can result from numerous sources, including natural disasters. Some examples of natural disasters include floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Water damage can also result from a malfunctioning toilet or refrigerator that starts to gush sporadically out water. Another source of water damage is a leaky pipe.

     Damages Caused By Excess Water

     As many remediation specialists know, water damage can adversely impact your property in numerous ways. For example, properties hit by a flood will often undergo severe damages. If the property owner did not have flood insurance, the damages may be beyond repair. It's also important to note that water damage often results in permanent damage to personal belongings, documents, furniture, drapes, and clothing. Additionally, water damage can compromise or destroy the functionality of electrical appliances and connections. Finally, wooden items like structure beams and flooring are susceptible to serious damage from rotting.

    Trust The Precise, Personable Professionals Of SERVPRO

     Once water damage takes shape and form on your property, it's time to call the professionals of SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified water damage restoration experts will work with precision to provide you with the fast, effective services necessary to get your property back in pristine condition. Additionally, our technicians recognize that water damage can be a difficult experience to grapple with. For this reason, they consistently offer the type of excellent customer service that keeps you calm and comfortable throughout the restoration process.

    Need Tega Cay Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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    SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this Tega Cay 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.

    Understanding York Residential Water Damage Repair - The Basics

    12/8/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Understanding York Residential Water Damage Repair - The Basics 98% of basements in the U.S. will experience some type of water damage during their lifespans.

    Water Damage Restoration 101

    Once water damage in transpires in your home or office, there's only one thing to do: call an York water damage restoration company. Learn more about the helpful restoration services these individuals can offer you by reading the short outline provided below: 

    How Does Water Damage Repair Work?

    There are several steps in the water damage repair process, and they are all designed to help get your property back in exceptional condition. Some of the steps include:

    Emergency Assessment

    The emergency assessment is designed to determine the extent of the damages done to your property. During the assessment, the contractors will thoroughly examine things like the structural integrity of your property to determine the best course of action. After doing so, they will develop a customized treatment plan designed to expedite and optimize each aspect of the York water damage restoration process. The contractors will also remove water-damaged personal possessions from the property and take them to a warehouse where they will be photographed and cleaned. 

    Content Restoration 

    Content restoration is another component of the water damage cleanup process. Trained professionals understand that many of your personal possessions are salvageable even if they have been subjected to severe damage. For this reason, restoration experts will use advanced remediation techniques on items like photographs, books, dinnerware, china, electronics, and furniture. 

    Water Removal

    Another component of the water damage remediation process is the removal of excess water. Technicians will use cutting edge equipment to remove water from your ceramic tiles, subfloors, ceilings, drywall, and hardwood floors. They will then utilize a thorough dehumidification and structural drying process. Some of the specialized equipment used to expedite the drying process includes thermal energy systems and desiccants. These devices combine airflow and heat to optimize evaporation. 

    Mold Remediation

    When your residential or commercial property is subjected to water damage, a mold invasion can be the outcome. Luckily, trained technicians can utilize advanced, customized mold remediation services to remove the unwanted fungus from your property. 

    When you find that your home or office is impacted by water damage, there's only one company to call for excellent restoration services: SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified professionals are passionate about getting your home or office back in excellent condition with lightning speed, and we also offer 24/7 emergency services to ensure that we can start working as soon as an issue surfaces.

    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. York residents can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

    Emergency Burst Pipe Cleanup In Fort Mill

    12/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Emergency Burst Pipe Cleanup In Fort Mill A frozen water line can cause damage to wood flooring.

    Fort Mill Burst Pipe Reapir: Then The Cleanup 


    Cold weather is coming and frozen pipes in Fort Mill are not to far behind. If you do not isulate or protect your plumbing you could be in for a water damage emergency. Plumbing repair to frozen pipes can get costley. To prevent such problems here are some tips:

    • Drain water from swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines following manufacturer's or installer's directions. Do not put antifreeze in these lines unless directed. Antifreeze is environmentally harmful, and is dangerous to humans, pets, wildlife, and landscaping.
    • Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors. Close inside valves supplying outdoor hose bibs. Open the outside hose bibs to allow water to drain. Keep the outside valve open so that any water remaining in the pipe can expand without causing the pipe to break.
    • Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are located in unheated areas. Look in the basement, crawl space, attic, garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold water pipes in these areas should be insulated. 
    • Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes. Newspaper can provide some degree of insulation and protection to exposed pipes – even ¼” of newspaper can provide significant protection in areas that usually do not have frequent or prolonged temperatures below freezing.

    For more in formation visist the American Red Cross website.

    Need a plumber for a plumbing repair in Fort Mill? Check the BBB for a qualified company today.

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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.

    IICRC Certification: Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration

    12/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage IICRC Certification: Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration SERVPRO Says Control The Drips to Save Money and Water

    Lake Wylie Water Damage Restored by IICRC Certified SERVPRO Crews

    Whether you experience Lake Wylie water damage due to flooding or a plumbing issue, it's important to hire a team of remediation specialists to get your property back in pre-water damaged condition. As you search for the right team of water damage restoration specialists, make sure that the company has the Clean Trust logo. This logo is a quality certification granted by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO suggests that you learn more about the IICRC and why certification from this company is important.

    What Is The IICRC? As a non-profit organization for the restoration, inspection, and cleaning industries, the IICRC serves over 25 countries. Some of the countries include New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.

    IICRC Certification. To obtain IICRC certification, organizations must meet several expertise standards while also conforming to ethical business principles. The list of standards includes:
    • Training. Each technician has to have formal training and pass all required tests.
    • Integrity and Honesty. The company must offer consumers accurate information while also providing services in a transparent, straightforward manner.
    • Education. Each technician has to participate in ongoing educational courses to remain current regarding industry changes, technological advancements, and methodological shifts.
    • Complaint policy. Each firm has to have a clear, concise complaint policy in writing. The firm must also agree to the dispute resolution process outlined by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, the firm must accept recommendations regarding arbitration.

    By securing the services from a team of IICRC-certified technicians, you increase the likelihood that you'll be working with a group of trained, experienced professionals who can expedite the water damage remediation process of your Lake Wylie residential property.

    Other Considerations. While IICRC certification is important, there are several other factors you should consider when it's time to find your right team of restoration experts. Some of the attributes you should look for in a professional water damage restoration company include:
    • an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB)
    • fair prices
    • excellent customer service
    • 24/7 emergency services
    • a 100% satisfaction guarantee

    Call SERVPRO Immediately. If you find yourself experiencing substantive water damage to your Lake Wylie home due to fire, water, or some other disaster, it's time to call the professionals of SERVPRO. With our top of the line equipment, fleet, cleaning agents and chemical products, our IICRC-certified technicians will provide you with the detail-oriented, speedy services necessary to get your home back into a dry and safe condition.

    Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

    As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, and a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use our expertise to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water damage condition. Our process includes documentation of the drying process to validate your property is dry. Learn about our water damage training and certificates.

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    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.

    Tips on Preventing Water Damage to Your Home in Tega Cay

    12/3/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Tips on Preventing Water Damage to Your Home in Tega Cay Don't Let Your House Get Iced

    Prevent Water Damage in Tega Cay by Following These Tips by SERVPRO

    According to research studies, most homes will experience water damage once every eleven years. Since this is the case, homeowners need to know what strategies they can implement to prevent this water damage from occurring on their property. To get the information and advice you need regarding how to prevent and effectively handle water damage in Tega Cay, SERVPRO presents the following advice.

    Consider Your Plumbing System that can be a primary source of water damage potential. One aspect of the system that you should consider is the water supply line for the refrigerator's ice maker. This small feed line is a prime culprit for slow drips that can develop into water streams, usually when no one is home. When this supply line is installed incorrectly or becomes pinched, your home can be subjected to unwanted flooding. To prevent this from happening with a new appliance, have the delivery person install the water line. This line should be visually inspected for leaks at the wall and also at the source under the kitchen sink. The shut-off valve is conveniently located at this plumb point.

    Take Care Of Your Gutters & Downspouts. In many cases, homeowners experience a flooded basement because their gutters aren't draining properly. To ensure that your gutters work efficiently, inspect them during a heavy rain. Make sure to remove debris of fallen leaves from your gutters, utilizing leaf blockers if necessary. Clearing the downspouts of blockage or obstructions ensures that water can drain the gutter system properly. Though not common, be aware of ice dams forming in the gutters. Upon initial thawing, water can accumulate and lead to water damaged roofs, soffits, and fascias.

    Repair Your Roof. If your roof is old or has been possibly compromised by strong winds or hail storms, it may be time to have it inspected. Hire a professional roofer to complete this inspection and consider following his advice. Water intrusion by way of the roof usually results in expansive water damage as the water can travel vertically and wick horizontally. Structural drenching may need more than water removal and restoration services that SERVPRO can provide. Prevention saves time, stress, property, and money.

    Don't Delay-Call SERVPRO Today! Although learning about a few tips to prevent water damage is important, you should know that excessive water can still surface on your residential property in Tega Cay causing minimal or extensive water damage. Immediate removal of pooling or leaking water will mitigate water damage effects, thereby lessening repairs and costs. SERVPRO, with our crews of  IICRC-certified technicians, responds ASAP to your call.  We have extensive industry experience, equipment, and products plus over 1,650 franchises, several local. 

    Highly-Trained Water Restoration Specialists

    As water damage specialists, we have the expertise, experience and the advanced training that enables us to get your Tega Cay home 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

    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.

    SERVPRO of Fort Mill Is "Always Here to Help" If You Experience Water Heater Overflow

    11/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO of Fort Mill Is "Always Here to Help" If You Experience Water Heater Overflow SERVPRO will have your house back to normal in no time after a water heater overflow.

    Water Heater Overflow Cleanup

    One of the most prevalent causes of indoor flooding is water heater overflows. These water heaters are usually located in basements, attics, garages, or a utility room closet; places people don't go very often. So, if a burst or leak happens, the Fort Mill homeowner or tenant likely would not find the problem until after a significant water intrusion has already occurred. If this were to happen to you, you'll want to stay calm, shut off the heater and water, and contact the SERVPRO professionals for help.

    SERVPRO has the professionals who are equipped to handle a water heater overflow. They have the knowledge, tools, and experience to deal with the situation safely and effectively whether it's your home or workplace that is in jeopardy.

    How Do Fort Mill Water Heater Overflows Happen?

    Water heater related floods usually occur due to a worn out seal or gasket, or from a leak in an older tank that rusted through. Sometimes a tank can actually explode or burst in a violent and dangerous manner. This could cause serious harm to anyone who is in the immediate vicinity of the water heater at the time of the explosion. Leaks are more common than bursts and have the potential to flood large portions of a home or basement if the leaking is undetected for days on end.

    A malfunctioning thermostat is usually the cause of a water heater burst. These thermostats are used to measure the temperature inside the tank to turn the heating elements off and on so that a preset desired temperature range can be maintained. In the event of a broken thermostat, the heating system inside the tank could stay on indefinitely and cause the water to boil. This boiling water turns into steam and builds up internal pressure inside the tank. This internal pressure will build up and eventually reach a point where the tank cannot hold it, which will result in a burst or even explosion.

    When such a burst occurs, steam and boiling water rush out of the tank, while cold water from the intake line flows into the tank. Normally, the line will shut itself off, preventing water entry when the tank if full. However, in this situation, the burst tank is never full because of the continual leaking, and the water from the main line flows through indefinitely. Water is entering the tank only to leak back out and flood the area around and below the water heater. The only upside to this scenario is that someone will likely hear the loud burst  and investigate and discover the problem before too much damage has occurred and remediation can be started.

    A leak, on the other hand, operates quietly and floods your home, basement, or workplace a little at a time. Usually, it will happen when one of your heating tank's fittings becomes damaged or corroded. This can provide a gap that allows water to escape. This flooding is not violent like a burst or explosion, but it can still be extremely destructive to property and sometimes dangerous to humans or pets. Regular maintenance and inspections of your water heater will increase awareness of possible problems. A professional can replace the anode, flush the corrosion from your tank, as well as check all valves and gaskets for problems or warning signs.

    What are the Hazards of Water Heater Overflows?

    With the added elements of high temperature and late detection, the number of threats with water heater flooding exceeds that of normal flooding. Here are some things to look out for in the event of a water heater overflow:

  • Hot water burns – The initial burst of water from a heater is scalding hot, so be sure not to rush in, especially if you see steam. Use protective clothing before attempting anything.
  • Electrocution by water – A flooded basement carries the risk of having the water making contact with power outlets and exposed wiring. When this happens, the floodwater carries a strong electric current that’s enough to kill anyone. When you see your basement flooded, resist the impulse to dive into the water in an attempt to shut the leaking heater down. Contact SERVPRO for help. Our professionals will be able to determine whether there’s an electrical threat or not. They’ll know the safest procedure for shutting down the water source and containing and extracting the water from your property.
  • Potential fire starter – Flooding doesn’t just create an electrical hazard, it can also short-circuit your electrical system and create sparks. Faulty electrical wiring is one of the most common causes of fire.
  • Water damage – When the water spills beyond the immediate surroundings of the heater and gets into your living and work spaces, the threat of water damage arises. Water can ruin carpets, damage wood, corrode metals and toast expensive appliances and machinery.
  • Mold growth – Mold spores can activate in places where there’s sufficient moisture and organic matter to sustain them. If your property was flooded by an overflowing heater, there’s a good chance that mold growth can follow suit. While seemingly harmless at first glance, mold can irritate our noses and skin when its spores are inhaled. Under certain conditions, mold colonies can turn black and toxic. The poison they produce has been linked to neurological disorders and even cancer.
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    Water Damage Restoration for a River Hills Property

    11/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Restoration for a River Hills Property SERVPRO Helps You Keep the Water in the Pool, Not in the House

    The How and Why of SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Service in River Hills

    Substantive water damage in River Hills, whether caused by a flood or an earthquake, compromises the safety and sanitation of your living space. No one expects a natural disaster to impact their property and destroy their belongings. However, we are aware that this unwanted event can transpire at any moment. Contacting a team of trained water damage restoration experts from SERVPRO is a great way to ensure that your property is restored with skill and speed to its pre-loss condition. Read the short outline that appears below to learn more about how our water damage remediation specialists can help expedite and optimize the recovery process:

    The Assessment. The first step our water damage restoration company from SERVPRO will do after arriving on your property is the completion of a thorough assessment. During the assessment, inspectors will focus on any and all signs of structural damage. The extent of the water intrusion has to be determined to lay out a practical plan for extraction and drying.  

    Develop An Action Plan. Once the contractors have completed the assessment, they will move forward with the development of an action plan. This action plan will provide an outline and specific steps detailing how the company's experts will repair your damages. Our water damage restoration experts provide you with a form that details, room-by-room the damages found. They will also thoroughly explain what their repair process will include. This form will aid in your dealings with your insurance adjuster, assuming you have coverage. We will coordinate the saving or discarding of personal possessions and building materials with the two of you, mitigating your costs and expediting the repair processes. 

    Complete the Restoration. Once you approve the action plan devised by SERVPRO, these well trained and certified IICRC technicians will go through water damage restoration protocol. Water extraction, drying and dehumidifying are critical first steps. Industrial grade water pumps, portable wet-vacs, (even mops and buckets), powerful air movers, several types of dehumidifiers and foggers are utilized to ensure the drying process is complete. You will also receive documentation from SERVPRO guaranteeing this result. This rapid procedure will return the ambient air quality to a safe level while removing excessive humidity, thus lessening potential mold growth.  The process can take anywhere from several days (for drying) to several weeks or more depending on the depth of the water damage. The length of the project is ultimately contingent upon the extent of the water damage. 

    Call SERVPRO For Fast, Friendly Water Damage Restoration Services

    When your property in River Hills is affected by water damage, it's important that you hire efficient, expedient water damage restoration services. The best company to call for fast, friendly water damage restoration services is SERVPRO.  As previously stated, and of great importance, our IICRC-certified technicians have extensive industry experience, and our goal is to return your home to you in a safe and sanitary condition. 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.

    Fort Mill IICRC-Certified Water Damage Restoration Companies: A Brief Overview

    11/11/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill IICRC-Certified Water Damage Restoration Companies: A Brief Overview When water damage impacts your residential property, you must take action immediately.

    IICRC-Certified Water Damage Restoration Companies in Fort Mill: A Brief Overview 

    When Fort Mill water damage impacts your residential property, you must take action immediately. As many homeowners and business leaders know, contacting a professional water damage restoration company is typically the first step to restoring your property. However, many individuals do not know how to select the most exceptional, ethical company. If this is the case for you, it's important to know that hiring an IICRC-certified company will prove advantageous. Learn more about why this is the case by reviewing this short outline: 

    What Is The IICRC?
    As many Fort Mill water damage restoration experts know, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a professional certification organization within the restoration, cleaning, and inspection industries. 

    How Do Companies Obtain Certification?
    To obtain IICRC certification, water remediation companies have to conform to specific criteria. Some of the criteria include:

    1. Provide consumers with accurate data
    2. Conduct business processes with integrity and honesty
    3. Ensure that a trained technician is present for all work assignments
    4. Ensure that a continuing education program is in place
    5. Maintain policies for written complaints
    6. Hold liability insurance

    Why Choose an IICRC-Certified Company?
    There is a wide variety of forms water damage can take. Some of them include flooding, a burst pipe, sump pump overflow, and sewage backup. Irrespective of the cause, however, the end result is substantive damage. In fact, standing liquid can lead to severe property damage as well as mold infestation. For this reason, it's essential that you attain water damage restoration services from a qualified team of professionals. 

    The process of selecting the right Fort Mill water damage restoration company can be challenging. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that doing a Google search for the key phrase "water damage restoration" will produce over 500,000 results. To narrow your selection, it's a good idea to limit your search to companies that have obtained their certification from the IICRC. Because the IICRC is efficient in establishing reference guides and industry standards regarding water damage restoration and mold removal, companies that have been certified by the organization will likely offer you the excellent, effective services you want. 

    About SERVPRO
    When you begin your selection for an IICRC-certified company, be sure to consider SERVPRO of Fort Mill. In addition to offering all of our customers 24/7 emergency services, we employ a team of trained professionals with extensive industry experience. In fact, our technicians possess advanced skills in monitoring and documenting drying processes. Because of our commitment to working with extraordinary competence and speed, we have become industry leaders with more than 1,650 franchises. We're ready to offer you the exceptionally efficient services you need and deserve, so contact us immediately at 803-324-5780.

    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.

    Nine Sources Causing Water Damage in Rock Hill

    11/10/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Nine Sources Causing Water Damage in Rock Hill Water Heater Sprung a Leak, Call SERVPRO

    SERVPRO Can Protect Your Rock Hill Home from Water Damage

    Residential property owners in Rock Hill can find themselves dealing with a wide range of home maintenance issues resulting in water damage. Water leaks can be not only an irritant but also inconvenient and expensive. However, understanding more about where water leaks tend to take place can empower you to prevent them. To get the information you need regarding this important matter, SERVPRO suggests you review the short outline provided below:

    Where Do Water Leaks Take Place? As many water damage restoration experts know, water leaks can happen in numerous places within the home setting. However, there are several places where water leaks are particularly prevalent. Here are nine of them:

    1. Washing Machines. Washing machines are hotbeds for leaks. The drain hose, usually anchored to a wall and the supply lines located behind the washing machine can rupture at any time. 

    2. Water Supply Lines. The plumbing system within your home operates under water pressure ranging from 40 to 60 PSI. Be sure to check periodically for water pooling under sinks. Know where your main water line cut-off valve is located.

    3. Water Heaters. When your water heater tank fails, your entire home could flood. Luckily, the tank failure is typically preceded by signs indicating minor leakages, such as rusting around the supply lines or lower base of the tank. Set the tank in an overflow safety pan.

    4. Commodes. If your toilet becomes clogged, turn off the water supply to prevent overflowing by continual flushing. Try using a plunger to remove the debris before calling a plumber.

    5. Sewer/Sump Pump. A sewer blockage can send raw sewage (black water) into your residential space in Rock Hill. The sewage will typically gravitate to the lower drains of your basement. E Coli and other contaminants must be removed and the area professionally sanitized. SERVPRO has the experienced technicians, equipment, and chemical products to ensure the return of cleanliness and safety of your home. 

    6. Heavy Appliances. Refrigerators can become the source of water leaks if the icemaker line ruptures. Additionally, the dishwasher's supply line can leak, or the drain line may disconnect from the sink drainage pipe and go unnoticed for an extended period. Check frequently for moisture accumulation under the kitchen sink. 

    7. Sinks And Showers. Missing caulking or grout can enable water to slip through your shower and tub enclosures into the walls creating a conducive condition for mold growth. Additionally, faucets are prone to wearing out. Replace or fix these taps before a drip becomes a serious leak.

    8. HVAC Equipment. Drain line clogs in your air conditioning unit can cause overflow water leakage. Have a micro switch installed to activate a small pump in the air-handler catch pan for water removal. Utilize algaecides to prevent clogging and a maintenance schedule for your entire system. 

    9. Gutters. Gutters and downspouts may need leaf-catchers to ensure proper rainwater drainage. Inspect for debris and eliminate the potential of structural damage to trusses, fascias, and soffits


    Let SERVPRO Fix Your Water Leak Challenge

    The IICRC-certified technicians of SERVPRO are here to assist you. If your Rock Hill home requires service to rectify water damage call us. Our technicians have extensive industry experience, training, and equipment to return your property to pre-water damage condition.  With over 55 years of experience and 1,650 franchises, our great reputation and expertise speak for itself. Our goal is your complete satisfaction.

    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.

    How Water Damage Restoration Companies Can Help You in Fort Mill

    11/2/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How Water Damage Restoration Companies Can Help You in Fort Mill Once a disaster damages your residential property, it's important to begin water damage restoration process immediately.

    How Water Damage Restoration Companies Can Help You in Fort Mill

    Once a flood or fire damages your residential property, it's important to begin Fort Mill water damage restoration process immediately. The restoration process is multi-faceted, including tasks like removing excess water from your property and repairing equipment and appliances that have been damaged. Failing to start these restoration processes can result in permanent damage to your property. Another reason that implementing restoration processes is important is that it prevents the growth of unwanted mold and mildew in your home. To return your home to its original condition quickly and correctly, it's best to hire Fort Mill professional water damage restoration experts at SERVPRO. Here are several ways that they can help you:

    Restoration Specialists Help Restore Your Home Quickly
    One way that restoration specialists can help you is by restoring your home very quickly. Companies can realize this objective by sending multiple contractors to your property at the same time. This enables them to expedite the cleanup, drying, and repair procedures, thereby decreasing the likelihood of structural and secondary water damage.

    Restoration Services Prevent Mold and Mildew Growth
    Another benefit that results from attaining professional restoration services is the prevention of mold and mildew growth. Industry experts realize this objective by removing excess water with excellence and expediency. This process precludes the formation of the warm, moist environment that mold likes to thrive and reproduce in. In the event that mold is already on the property, restoration experts will use specialized equipment and disinfectants to eradicate the mold. This work is immensely important because ongoing exposure to mold can lead to numerous health complications, some of which include lung complications, respiratory challenges, asthma attacks, and flu-like symptoms. By preventing mold growth or eliminating the fungus, restoration specialists decrease your susceptibility to these unwanted health issues.

    Finding The Ideal Water Damage Restoration Company
    Once you realize the powerful role that Fort Mill water damage specialists can play in restoring your property, your next step is to find the excellent company. Here are several traits that the best service providers will have:

    • IICRC certification 
    • Fast response
    • 24/7 emergency response 
    • Industry experience
    • Excellent customer service

    SERVPRO: The Water Damage Restoration Company To Trust
    If you have encountered water damage and in search of professional assistance, the company to trust is SERVPRO. Each of our technicians is IICRC-certified and will offer you the dynamic, detail-oriented services you deserve. With over 50 years of experience and 1,650 franchises, we're industry leaders who believe in putting the customer first and always operating in excellence. We can eradicate all of your Fort Mill water damage issues right now, so call us today to obtain your estimate.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Four Basement Water Damage Issues You Should Know About in Clover

    10/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Four Basement Water Damage Issues You Should Know About in Clover A Sump Pump Could Keep Your Basement Dry

    Clover Water Damage Get Help from SERVPRO

    While homeowners in Clover will find themselves dealing with numerous household complications throughout the course of time, basement water damage problems can present unique challenges that must be addressed effectively. Typically, basement water problems occur when water leaks into the premises and starts to rise. A basement water problem can give off numerous telltale signs, including condensation, wall seepage, leaks and subterranean water that penetrates the foundation. Although these challenges can seem overwhelming, learning more about them can enable you to take the appropriate course of action. With that idea in mind, please take the time to learn more about the different types of basement water infiltration situations.

    Condensation appears in the form of dampness and leaves water streaks along the walls, or ceiling. High humidity with sudden temperature variations leads to droplets of water where ever there is contact. Additionally, condensation can cause rust on metal objects and pipes. Another adverse effect of condensation is the mold and mildew growth. To help alleviate condensation leading to water damage in your basement, ensure that appliances like dryers are vented properly. Also, be sure to increase the air circulation and pull out excessive humidity by using a dehumidifier in the basement. It may also be advantageous to install a vapor barrier.

    Seepage is a substantive basement challenge. Typically, seepage occurs when water from the soil by the foundation walls pressures weakness in the blocks or joints to gain entry into the interior of the basement walls. This water can readily penetrate the expansion joints or porous concrete. If you notice seepage, you should call a water damage remediation specialist like SERVPRO to inspect your landscape configurations. A negative grade must be maintained to ensure water runoff away from the foundation. In some cases, applying a concrete sealer to the exterior area where possible and the interior wall can help lessen or stop the seepage.

    Leakage, unlike general seepage, is a basement issue that indicates water damage on a specific area of your wall. The leakage can manifest moisture as a crack in the basement wall or concrete foundation. Our water damage restoration technicians can inspect to find the underlying cause for the leakage and then take appropriate treatment steps. 

    Subterranean Water occurs from rising groundwater that penetrates a basement floor, expansion joint or pipe conduit opening.  A zone that has a high water table will be exposed to ongoing geologic pressure. The solution is to have a SERVPRO technician install one or more sump pumps in the basement.

    When you find that excess water has begun to appear in your basement, taking action is important.  The nature of a basement's location, below ground level, necessitates diligent observation for any hint of moisture. By obtaining the services of our team of water damage restoration technicians, we at SERVPRO can protect your Clover home from water and moisture, and do it economically.  Call us to inspect your basement for any signs of water damage.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    The Advantages Of Hiring A Fort Mill Professional Water Damage Restoration Company

    10/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage The Advantages Of Hiring A Fort Mill Professional Water Damage Restoration Company When your residential property is subjected to water damage, it's important that you start the restoration process as quickly as possible.

    The Advantages Of Hiring A Professional Water Damage Restoration Company in Fort Mill

    When your residential property is subjected to Fort Mill water damage following a natural disaster, it's important that you start and complete the restoration process as quickly as possible. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that failure to resolve water damage issues can result in structural damage and mold infestation. Although many people are inclined to complete the water damage restoration process as a do-it-yourself project, attaining professional assistance will entail a higher rate of success. Learn more about why hiring a professional water damage remediation company is important by reviewing the following short outline:


    The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Water Damage Restoration Company
    Numerous benefits result from having a team of trained damage restoration experts address and resolve your Fort Mill water damage issues. Some of the benefits include:


    Use Of Specialized Equipment
    Fort Mill water damage specialists have access to a broad range of specialized equipment that can be used to optimize and expedite the cleanup, drying, and repair processes. From dehumidifiers to chemical cleaners, professionals will utilize several devices to ensure that the job is completed with speed and skill.


    Safety
    As industry professionals know, there are three categories of water damage. These categories range from clean water to black water. Each category marks an increase in danger and represents an increasing level of health hazards to individuals exposed to the water. Water damage experts know the difference between the three types of water, and they are highly skilled in removing them in a safe manner that poses no threat to themselves, you, and your loved ones.


    Hidden Damage
    Water damage is not always noticeable to the human eye. In fact, moisture can become trapped in drywall, behind subfloors and walls, and underneath your carpet. Water damage experts know this, and they possess the extensive expertise and experience necessary to identify and eliminate this hidden damage.


    Mold Remediation 
    One final reason is that hiring a professional water damage restoration company is advantageous pertains to mold. Unfortunately, the moist, wet environment created by water damage is the ideal setting for mold to thrive in. Moreover, the mold can begin to grow and proliferate just 24 hours after the initial water damage. Luckily, professional water damage specialists are skilled in identifying and eliminating this unpleasant fungus. Doing so helps prevent structural damage to your property as well as health hazards.


    Contact SERVPRO Today
    When you start your search for the ideal water damage restoration company, the search stops with SERVPRO. Our professionals arrive quickly, start cleaning immediately, and help you salvage belongings that can be repaired. We offer 24/7 emergency services and are known for getting the job done fast and well. Contact us immediately at 803-324-5780 and let's get started!

    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.

    Water Damage Needs Action in Rock Hill

    10/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Needs Action in Rock Hill Water Splashes Are OK in a Tub

    Your Rock Hill Home Suffering Water Damage Gets Restored by SERVPRO

    Although property owners in Rock Hill have to deal with several issues after their home is impacted by water damage, the water removal, and the cleanup process is uniquely important and imperative. The fact that mold and mildew can start growing on your property within 48-72 hours of the initial water event has to be considered as potentially additional damage to the water damage. Water damage that is not addressed immediately and effectively can also result in limited or extensive structural damage. Of course, the amount and time of water pooling in your home will dictate if this is a simple mop up for you or if it is appropriate to call in SERVPRO, a premier water damage restoration company. Learn more about how our water damage specialists expedite and optimize the water extraction and cleanup process by reviewing the following information.

    Mold and Mildew Growth Prevention

    An important aspect of the water removal service is to hinder mold growth due to excessive moisture and humidity. Every home has mold spores contained in the ambient air. This task is important because ongoing exposure to mold can cause health effects. Our highly trained and skilled technicians can and will complete thorough cleaning and drying processes that reduce mold growth down to zero or safe levels. And decrease the likelihood that it will return to your property. The use of high-velocity fans (air movers) and an array of dehumidifiers remove excessive moisture and heat from the interior of your Rock Hill home thereby taking away mold's ability to proliferate. 

    Preventing or Limiting Structural Damage to Your Property

    Another important service provided by our water damage cleanup experts is the prevention or mitigation of structural damage to your property by rapid water extraction. Unfortunately, water damage can cause structural problems that eventually entail the removal of damaged materials such as drywall, wood furniture and flooring and fabrics. We do a comprehensive assessment of the water damage, inspect your property for the extent of the water damage and then offer you a cost effective plan of action to return your home to its previous condition. 

    Trust The Smart, Savvy Professionals Of SERVPRO

    When it's time for you to hire quick, effective water damage assistance, there's only one team of technicians to call: SERVPRO. With over 57 years of experience in the dynamic water damage restoration sector, we've long since discovered the secret to success: put the customer's needs first. By maintaining this customer-centered attitude, we're effective in attaining high levels of client satisfaction. Our smart, savvy technicians are IICRC-certified in clean up to preserve your belongs and building in Rock Hill. From cleaning your carpets to restoring a severely water damaged home, we can help you. 

    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.

    Limit Water Damage in Clover with These Steps

    10/22/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Limit Water Damage in Clover with These Steps Control Potential Water Damage ASAP

    SERVPRO Is on Standby to Limit Water Damage to your Clover Home

    Water damage in your Clover home can take place for several reasons. In addition to experiencing excess water due to natural disasters like floods and fire, property owners often find that a leaky pipe or a sewage issue is the culprit. In many cases, homeowners grow distraught and financially strained once their properties are impacted by water damage. However, knowing what to do when the situation arises can help keep you calm, minimize water damage, and moving forward toward a solution. Here are three simple strategies to implement after water damage has affected you home in Clover.

    1. Shut Off The Source of the Water

    Bear in mind, safety is always first. If possible investigate and find the source of the water intrusion. The most important action you can initiate is to stop the flow of water, either from the localized area of the flooding or the main shut off valve. This main valve is usually located outside of the house. Rapid response is the key to this step because the faster you turn off the main water valve, the faster you can stop the unwanted water flow. Try to limit the water damage

    2. Turn Your Utilities Off If Safe

    Remember, safety first. If you had a strong flow of water within your house, and you cannot safely walk on the floor due to floating debris, or lack of visibility do not enter. The danger of electrocution is very real. In the case of a burst pipe or leak that is not overwhelming, proceed slowly and safely. Try to turn off your main circuit breaker in the electrical control panel if accessible. Now you can safely disconnect any appliances in pooling water. The importance of stemming the flow of water is obvious, yet by doing so, you may salvage more personal items and appliances.

    3. Call A Water Damage Restoration Company.

    The above drama is prudent behaviour for large volumes of water flow. If a simple mop and bucket along with running a fan will remedy a minimal water leak, then you saved property, inconvenience and money. If not, then the final step you should take when you experience water damage in your Clover home is to call SERVPRO. We possess the training, experience, and industrial grade equipment to quickly extract the water from your home. Then we can remove moisture and salvageable furnishings for cleaning. We have IICRC certified training in all aspects of cleaning--spray and wipe, foam cleaning, and abrasive cleaning just to name a few. Then we can remove odor and deodorize using special air scrubbers and fogging equipment. Additionally, we can, upon their approval, work in tandem with your insurance company or adjuster to expedite the entire process, saving you time and money. 

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Fixing Water Damage in a Fort Mill Property

    10/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fixing Water Damage in a Fort Mill Property Drips of Water Add Up in Unwanted Rooms in Your House

    SERVPRO Professionally Restores Your Water Damaged Home in Fort Mill

    When your home in Fort Mill has suffered a natural disaster, water damage is typically the outcome. In many cases, residential property owners grow frantic as they attempt to clean up the damage, work with their insurance company, and keep family members safe and calm. However, it's important to know that you can limit and even eliminate anxiety and economic strain by hiring a professional water restoration company like SERVPRO to help you with damage control. Here are just a few of the many helpful services that we can offer you.

    Water Removal

    The top priority of a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO is water removal. Excess water is both dangerous and inconvenient for many reasons. Standing water can adversely affect the structural integrity of your property. Water absorption into porous materials like wood furniture, wood framing and flooring and drywall not only weakens the house, but can create an ideal environment for mold spores to grow and thrive. To eliminate these unwanted consequences, water damage restoration experts use low-tech (mops) and high-tech (powerful water pumps and wet-vacs) methodologies to extract unwanted water. 

    Evaporation: Eliminate Excessive Moisture and Humidity

    Each drop of water that invades your property following a fire, leak or flood cannot be extracted using high powered industrial pumps. SERVPRO uses advanced evaporation techniques to get rid of the water. The evaporation process involves air movers which are high-velocity types of fans, and dehumidifiers for the final work. Moisture meters and thermohygrometers will measure the final moisture levels and temperatures of the affected areas, and you will receive written documentation of the results.

    As our water restoration experts are removing excess water, they will move forward with a detailed inspection. This inspection will include fully documenting the depth and scope of the damages and providing you with an inventory list of items and materials that are salvageable or not. After this information is obtained, the remediation specialists will be able to devise a customized restoration plan to get your possessions and property back in pre-water damaged condition.  Our IICRC-certified technicians possess the extensive education and experience necessary to complete this task. Additionally, the remediation experts will be able to provide you with a timeframe for completion of your home restoration. 

    Throughout the water damage restoration process, our experts carefully evaluate and monitor remediation procedures to ensure that each step is completed correctly. You are invited to participate in a final walk-thru once the entire service is completed. 

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

    The Importance of Water Damage Cleanup in Rock Hill

    10/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage The Importance of Water Damage Cleanup in Rock Hill Water Extraction is the Top Priority

    Why SERVPRO Can Quickly Protect Your Home in Rock Hill After Water Damage

    Following a flood or fire, water cleanup in Rock Hill is the first and one of the most important processes that you will need to have done. In the event that you don't complete the water removal process immediately, your property can be subjected to a plethora of unwanted, unnecessary complications such as mold growth, loss of possessions, and structural damage. If you find yourself in need of water damage services, it's important to find a skilled team of restoration experts like SERVPRO. This company can expedite the water extraction, cleaning, repair, and restoration components of the process. Learn more about the importance of water damage cleanup by reviewing this short reference guide:

    Water Cleanup Prevents Mold and Mildew Growth

    One of the reasons for securing the services of an experienced water damage cleanup company is inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew in your home. Unfortunately, these fungi can begin thriving and expanding on your property 48-72 hours after the initial water intrusion. Moreover, the moist, warm conditions created by water damage make your residential property a conducive location in which mold can develop and proliferate. If unaddressed, mold can cause a wide range of health issues, some of which include pathogenic diseases, and immune disorders. Additionally, mold can generate cold-like symptoms, difficulty in breathing, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. To prevent these negative health issues from occurring call SERVPRO

    Prevent or Diminish Water Damage to the Structure of Your Home

    Another great benefit of rapid water removal is that it prevents structural damage from adversely impacting your property. When left unaddressed for an extended time, the water can wick into walls, and studs, rust appliances, and damage the electrical system. If a natural flooding disaster occurred, then the foundation could also have been compromised. 

    Why You Should Secure Professional Assistance 

    Although some people attempt to complete the water cleanup process on their own, this approach is not advisable if it means more than using a mop and a bucket. For volumes of unwanted standing water, our water removal process is expedited and optimized through the use of specialized equipment. Truck-mounted water pumps and portable vacuums are the means of rapid water extraction. The quicker the removal, the less the water damage to furniture, walls, flooring, electronics, and personal possessions. 

    Let SERVPRO Assist You Now

    Each of our IICRC-certified professionals utilizes advanced skills while offering excellent customer service to expedite and optimize the water damage restoration process for your home in Rock Hill. We work well with insurance companies by offering professional communication, official documentation of our findings and procedures, and follow-up inspections.

    Water or Flood Damage?
    Call 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.

    Water Damage in Fort Mill Should Be Treated Immediately

    10/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage in Fort Mill Should Be Treated Immediately Let's Keep the Water Where It Belongs

    SERVPRO: Your First Choice For Professional Water Damage Restoration Services for Your Fort Mill Home

    When your residential Fort Mill property is subjected to water damage, dealing with the aftermath that results can be irritating and economically taxing. Additionally, individuals who do not address the water damage aftermath immediately will often find themselves grappling with even more expenses and emotional turmoil. To ensure that your water damage issues are addressed and resolved with expedience and efficacy, we suggest that you trust the professional technicians of SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and how we can help you eliminate it by reading this short guide:

    Water Damage: A Brief Overview

    Water damage can be a severe problem that can result from varying sources. In many cases, water damage results from natural disasters like floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Additionally, water damage can be caused by a broken sewer line or a leaky faucet. Each of these situations is unique and necessitates the use of highly specific water damage restoration services. Although some situations can be resolved more easily than others, any event involving water damage constitutes an emergency. This is the case because water damage that is not addressed immediately can entail structural issues on your property as well as potential health effects resulting from mold growth.

    Why You Should Avoid DIY Clean Up and Repairs

    In many cases, residential property owners in Fort Mill want to complete the water damage restoration process on their own. These DIY projects are not a good idea for several reasons. First, most people do not have access to the specialized equipment that water damage restoration experts use to optimize and expedite the cleanup and drying processes. Additionally, water damage restoration can involve exposure to hazardous materials such as blackwater, dangerously contaminated water, and mold. Industry professionals are trained to address these issues without exposing themselves to danger, but most residential and commercial property owners have not undergone this type of training. For these reasons and more, you should be sure to leave the water damage restoration process in the hands of the professionals.

    How SERVPRO Can Assist You

    As an industry leader with more than 57 years of experience in offering water damage restoration services, SERVPRO's technicians can provide you with the most advanced, accelerated remediation assistance. All of our technicians have obtained IICRC certification, and, therefore, can quickly and correctly resolve any aspects of water damage issues affecting your house. One of the reasons that we're the best company to call is that we offer 24-hour emergency services. Irrespective of the time that you take note of water damage on your property call us. We'll provide you with the immediate response necessary to quickly address and commence with water extraction and follow through with our time-tested protocol through to the end of the restoration.

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

    Locally Owned and Operated

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

    A Quick Reference Guide for a Water Damage Response in Your Lake Wylie Home

    10/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage A Quick Reference Guide for a Water Damage Response in Your Lake Wylie Home Waterfront Living Can Become Wet

    Your Lake Wylie Home Deserves a Quick Water Damage Response

    Once a flood or fire hits your home in Lake Wylie, water damage is a strong possible outcome. If you leave the water damage unchecked, the damage can turn your property into a breeding ground for harmful fungi like mildew and mold. Additionally, water damage can adversely impact the structural integrity of your home. If your home's structure and furnishings start to warp and swell due to water absorption, you could be subject to costly repairs. For these reasons, it's important that you contact and hire a water damage restoration company as soon as your home is affected. Water damage specialists are highly skilled in executing the cleanup, water removal, repair, and restoration aspects of the remediation processes. Learn how a water damage restoration company like SERVPRO can help you by referring to the following quick reference guide: 

    Cleaning Your Home

    Although there are many important services provided by water damage specialists, two of the most important are the immediate drying and cleaning of damaged areas. As water damage experts from SERVPRO know, it is imperative to start these processes within 24 hours of the flood or fire. Addressing water damage issues early is the most effective way to safeguard against mold and mildew accumulation and growth. If mold growth goes unchecked, you could subject yourself and loved ones to unwanted health complications that could severely compromise your quality of life. Specialized equipment such as water extractors, vacuums, dehumidifiers, and powerful air-movers expedite this process.

    Repairing Your Home

    In addition to cleaning your home, water damage specialists from SERVPRO are highly skilled in repairing your property. In many cases, natural disasters result in damage to both structural and household items. By hiring this water damage restoration company, you can ensure that your property is restored to its pre-water damaged state, thereby making it safe to live in again. The technicians are skilled, and have the equipment and tools, to tackle most repairs quickly and efficiently.  Restoration, rather than replacement, helps minimize costs for you.

    If your property has been impacted by water damage, it's best to call a team of professional restoration experts. These individuals can clean, repair, and restore your residential property with remarkable expedience. When you start looking for the ideal water damage company to call, remember SERVPRO. We offer round the clock assistance for your convenience and necessities, and we're also skilled in offering exceptional customer service.

    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.

    Water Damage Emergencies: Simple Tips And Tricks for Fort Mill

    10/13/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Emergencies: Simple Tips And Tricks for Fort Mill Oops, Forgot to Turn off the Tap!!

    Tips for Water Damage Emergencies in Fort Mill

    At some point in your life, you may be affected by a water damage emergency in your Fort Mill home. If this, unfortunately, becomes the case, it's imperative that you have a plan in place to ensure that you maintain your emotional equilibrium.  Proper steps can also mitigate the destruction to your property. To get a basic understanding of what water damage emergencies are and how you can handle them, review the following information: 

    Water Damage Emergency Basic

    Water intrusion emergencies are events that cause extensive water damage to your residential property. Typically, colossal water damage results from natural disasters like fires, floods, and yes, hurricanes. Here are several factors that may hint that you have a water damage emergency on your hands:

    • Your home loses power or power must be shut off.

    • A large section of your property is suddenly exposed to the elements.

    • You are not able to remain in your home due to extensive, visible water. 

    Hiring A Professional Water Damage Restoration Company 

    Once you are subjected to a water damage emergency, it is a high priority that you make your home safe.  By hiring a professional water restoration company like SERVPRO, you can gain many restoration specialists immediately at your home lessening the results of the water damage. These professional water damage specialists have years of experience and access to the specialized equipment necessary to initiate cleanup, remove water, repair, and restore your property. Since the SERVPRO technicians work on different aspects of the remediation project simultaneously, these specialists can expedite the process of restoring your property to its original state.   For this reason, attaining assistance from them is advantageous. 

    Consult Your Insurance Provider 

    Before contacting a team of water damage restoration specialists, call your insurance provider first. Your agent may very well suggest that you go ahead and contact SERVPRO to stifle immediately the on-going water damage event. This emergency response company works well with many insurance agents with assessment and documentation.

    When your home is adversely impacted by water damage, knowing what to do in the face of this unwanted event, is a positive first step. By referring to this brief overview, you can be prepared to implement all of the strategies that will keep you calm and restore your property quickly. Remember to call SERVPRO whenever you find yourself in need of professional water damage or fire damage restoration services.

    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.

    The Health Hazards of Water Damage in River Hills

    10/13/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage The Health Hazards of Water Damage in River Hills A Broken Sewage Line Means Blackwater

    Unhealthy Water Damaged Home in River Hills Gets Restored by SERVPRO

    After a natural disaster or pipe leak, water damage in your  River Hills home can compromise the sanitation, safety, and structural integrity of your home. The longer the water damage goes unaddressed, the more problems it can present to your residential property. Thus what began as a category 1 loss can quickly evolve into Category 2 and even 3. Once this happens, your personal goods and furnishings could become unsalvageable. For these reasons, securing effective, immediate assistance is critically important in the 24 hours that follows the onset of water damage. Learn more about water damage and why hiring a professional water damage restoration service company like SERVPRO is important.

    Categories Of Water Damage

    One of the most important factors to consider when your property is impacted by water damage is the water's category. The three categories include:

    Category 1: includes water intrusion through leaks, pipe breaks or rain water. Category 1 water is clean and poses no serious health hazards. The problem is that pooling, or standing water, can start to wick up and become absorbed into fabric and wood furniture. It may also damage electrical systems and household appliances and electronics.

    Category 2: is grey water. This type of water contains a substantive degree of biological, physical, and chemical contamination. The water quality can result from factors such as a broken dishwasher drain (soap and food debris), leaky aquarium or a different source of water not directly linked to your drinking water supply line. This type of water can pose health hazards to humans and pets exposed to it.

    Category 3: is black water. This type of water is dangerous because it contains pathogenic agents. This blackwater will contain bacteria, possible fertilizer seepage and many other sources of contamination. A very common source is a broken sewage line. Keep in mind that grey water (category 2) can degrade into Category 3 without prompt water extraction.

    The Importance Of Getting Professional Help

    In the event that your structural contents and materials have been contaminated by black or gray water, you will be in need of professional restoration assistance. Water damage remediation specialists possess the equipment, experience, and expertise necessary to properly clean, dry, and repair your property so that it is safe and sanitary to reenter and use. Hiring SERVPRO will also help mitigate expensive repair fees resulting from water damage.

    Our professionals are IICRC-certified and possess advanced knowledge regarding the drying process. We will provide you with a pre-loss list and value of contents document, an assistance of burden of proof for claims which all translates into peace of mind for you. Additionally, we offer 24-hour emergency services for your water damage emergency in River Hills.

    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.

    Why You Should Hire a Water Damage Company in Fort Mill That Works With Insurance Companies

    10/12/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why You Should Hire a Water Damage Company in Fort Mill That Works With Insurance Companies Unwanted Water Needs Removal

    SERVPRO Works with Insurance Companies Concerning Water Damage in Fort Mill

    When you find that your home in Fort Mill is struck by a natural disaster such as a fire or flood, there are several issues that you must handle at the same time. You need to work with your insurance company to determine how much financial assistance you can receive for the water damage to your property. Additionally, you'll need to locate a water damage restoration company that can expedite and optimize the restoration process. Ideally, you'll want to hire a company like SERVPRO that works in conjunction with many insurance providers. There are numerous benefits that result from doing so. Some of them include:

    This Water Damage Company Can Help You Obtain a Fair Settlement

    One of the primary benefits of hiring SERVPRO to work with your insurance provider is that the two groups can work together with adjustors to develop a fair settlement for water damage fees. Bear in mind that SERVPRO is neither an insurance agent nor adjuster and holds you responsible for its fees. We will issue you a Water Damage Emergency Report on our first visit upon request. Cover the details with your insurance company and let SERVPRO get to work to minimize the effects of the water damage.

    Water Damage Companies Use Sound Business Practices

    In addition to assisting you with the process of getting a fair settlement for restoration services, a water damage company that works with your insurance provider is likely to utilize sound business practices. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that insurance companies have extensive industry experience that enables them to identify and work in unison with the most exceptional, efficient water damage companies on the block. Thus utilizing the services of a water damage company that you obtained from an insurance referral is one of the best ways to ensure that your specific needs are met in an ethical, expedient manner.

    Call SERVPRO Now

    Hiring a water damage company that works in conjunction with your insurance provider is a great way to ensure that you obtain exceptional services. If you're currently searching for an experienced water damage restoration company, be sure to consider SERVPRO. We employ franchise professionals who have obtained IICRC industry certifications and are trained according to high standards. We also provide 24/7 emergency response and assistance for your convenience.

    Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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    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.

    How To Limit Water Damage in Tega Cay

    10/12/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How To Limit Water Damage in Tega Cay Keep the Water in the Swimming Pool

    SERVPRO Can Rapidly Remove Water from Your Tega cay Home to Limit Water Damage

    Although no residential property owner in Tega Cay wants to deal with water damage, it is likely that you'll find yourself grappling with the issue at some point. Since this is the case, it's important that you know what to do in the event that your property is subjected to water damage. Here are the steps you should take after the initial water damage:

    1. Turn The Water Source Off.

    Turning off the source of water is the first step you should take after you learn that your property has been impacted by water damage. In some cases, you can shut off the valve at the plumbing fixture or appliance. If the water damage is significant enough, you may need to shut off the main shut-off valve on the property. All household members should know where to shut off the water source entering the house. Shutting off the source of water because of a burst pipe or appliance failure reduces the amount of water that affects your property. Less water to extract from your property translates into less water damage and fewer costs to you. 

    2. Call a Water Damage Restoration Professional.

    Your next move should be to call a water damage restoration professional from SERVPRO. These experts will be able to provide you with the thorough, services necessary to get your property back in good condition. We will arrive at your property in Tega Cay usually within one hour of your call. An inspection and assessment will set the tone for offering the best plan of action for the water removal. Upon agreement, furniture and other household items in harm’s way will be removed. Water pumps and wet-vacs start the water extraction process. The drying continues with the use of powerful air movers, and various dehumidifiers--both refrigerant and chemical types are available. If there is any significant amount of standing water inside your home, please do not attempt DIY efforts. The standing water wicks rapidly and each minute increases the likelihood of further water damage to your possessions.

    When it comes to hiring a professional water restoration company, consider SERVPRO, which offers a highly trained IICRC-certified staff and excellent customer service throughout the entire water damage project. We are pleased to coordinate our efforts with those of your insurance company to ensure a quick and cost-effective solution to your water damaged home in Tega Cay. We have the expertise, training, equipment and will to get you home as quick and safe as possible.

    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.

    Rock Hill Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

    10/12/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Rock Hill Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration! A flooded basement can cause damage to the structure and contents.

    Rock Hill Basement Flood Cleanup

    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 Rock Hill 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

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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 storm and disaster events. We are proud to be an active member of the Rock Hill community and want to do our part to make our community the best it can be.

    Tega Cay Water Damage 101

    10/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Tega Cay Water Damage 101 Whether your property is subject to water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable.

    Water Damage 101 in Tega Cay

    Whether your property is subject to Tega Cay water damage due to a natural disaster or sewage issue, resolving the issue immediately is immensely valuable. Unfortunately, many homeowners and commercial property owners don't know what to do or who to call when their residential property is affected by water damage. To get a basic understanding of how to effectively grapple with water damage, review the short outline provided below:

    What Is Water Damage?
    Tega Cay water damage is a form of damage that results from natural disasters such as fires, floods, and tornadoes. When these events occur, it is often necessary to put out a fire as quickly as possible. The water left behind from the fire extinguishing process is the excess matter that constitutes water damage. Tega Cay water damage can also occur when a pipe bursts or a sewage issue strikes a community.

    Why You Need To Call The Professionals
    Once homeowners and business owners realize that their property has been subjected to water damage, they will often attempt to complete a DIY project. Don't commit this error. Water damage is a serious, complex matter that requires professional remediation. Here are several reasons that calling the experts for help is important:

    1. Equipment
    One of the reasons that calling a professional water damage remediation company is important pertains to equipment. Remediation company specialists have access to specialized equipment that is specifically designed to remove excess water. From dehumidifiers to air movers, professionals have the equipment necessary to complete the drying process with expedience and excellence.

    2. Knowledge And Experience
    In addition to possessing the equipment necessary to complete the water damage restoration process, industry professionals possess the knowledge to do so. Often, homeowners will try to identify signs of water damage but have difficulty doing so. In many cases, something simple like water spots under the kitchen counter may seem like a non-issue. However, these spots could be signs of a deeper problem. Over the course of many years, water remediation specialists develop the knowledge and experience necessary to identify quickly and eliminate the source of water damage.

    Call SERVPRO Immediately 
    If your commercial or residential property has been affected by water damage, there's only one company to call: SERVPRO. Our tenacious technicians have undergone extensive training and specialize in expediting and optimizing the drying component of the restoration process. Our commitment to offering fast, friendly service has made us an industry leader, and we're ready to help you right now. 

    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.

    How Water Extraction Limits Water Damage in Fort Mill

    10/6/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How Water Extraction Limits Water Damage in Fort Mill Keep the Water in the Sink

    SERVPRO Limits Water Damage by Quick Water Extraction from Your Fort Mill Home

    One of the worst types of damage a residential property owner in Fort Mill can encounter is water damage. In addition to adversely impacting the structural integrity of your property, water damage can result in the growth and proliferation of mold and mildew throughout your home. And in many cases, water damage is substantive enough to make personally valuable possessions unsalvageable. The best way to handle water damage is to call a professional team of extraction specialists. Learn more about how a water extraction company like SERVPRO can assist you by reading the following outline:

    Preventing Mold Growth

    Unfortunately, the wet, moist environments created by unwanted water intrusion into your home provide the ideal setting for mold growth. Mold spores are naturally occurring in a home setting and are just awaiting the conducive condition of moisture to grow. This mold blooming can start in just 48-72 hours after the initial water damage event. Whether the excess interior water was the result of a flood, leak, or from a fire extinguishing effort, it's immaterial. Mold exposure may cause health effects.

    The water extraction specialists from SERVPRO are highly skilled in using specialized equipment like large water pumps, and portable wet-vacs to quickly remove standing water. Air-moving machines and dehumidifiers will then bring the moisture in the walls, furniture, and flooring down to normal levels. This rapid effort minimizes the water damage and expediently returns your home interior setting into a healthier condition. This company will provide you with documented progress and validation that your home in Fort Mill has been properly dried. 

    Repairing Structural Damage

    Another beneficial service that our water damage company offers is the cleanup and repair of structural damage that has impacted your property. Unfortunately, water can do substantive damage to a property's structure.  A careful assessment and inspection will be followed by an estimate of costs. We believe that repair and restore get you home sooner and at less cost. SERVPRO, if you have insurance coverage, will communicate with your company's adjuster to arrive at proper treatment specs. 

    SERVPRO: The Smart, Sophisticated Solution

    Procuring professional assistance from a water extraction company like SERVPRO guarantees that you will receive the finest service this industry has to offer. Our goal is to place you back in your Fort Mill home as quickly and as safely as possible. We have more than 55 years of industry experience and employ a team of IICRC-certified technicians who are known for completing restoration projects with skill and speed. We can help.

    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.

    Protect Your Tega Cay Home From Water Damage Induced Mold

    10/6/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Protect Your Tega Cay Home From Water Damage Induced Mold Mother Nature and Water Damage

    A Tega Cay Home Can Suffer Many Consequences from Water Damage

    Water can cause severe damage to both the inside and outside of a home. One of the most serious consequence of water damage is the development of mold within a Tega cay home. When water damage occurs, it is important to take the following steps to prevent mold from developing:

    1. Remove Excess Water

    The most important step to take when water damage occurs is to stop the water flow and remove all excess water. This may require turning off a home's water supply or repairing the home plumbing system. To speed up the removal of excess water, open the home's doors and windows to help air circulate and remove water. Installing fans throughout the home will also help with removing excess water and moisture from the home. Running a dehumidifier aids in the removal of moisture from the home. If there are any appreciable quantities of water in the house, then it is time for professional assistance.

    2. Consult a Water Damage and Restoration Professional 

    Following any damage caused by water, it is important to consult a professional who can ensure that your home's water supply is safe for consumption. A water remediation professional from SERVPRO can perform a purification process that will remove harmful bacteria that might be in the home's water supply. 

    3. Remove Wet Furnishings from the Home

    After attempts have been made to remove all excess water and possibly cut off the water supply, next remove any wet furniture from the home, including carpeting. These efforts on your part are probably too difficult to execute quickly and safely.  A suggestion, let the professionals enter and do the heavy lifting, is noted. The water damage technicians from SERVPRO can expeditiously salvage waterlogged items and personal possessions.

    4. Consult a Water Restoration Professional

    A professional technician will do an assessment and inspection of the Tega Cay house to identify any potential hidden dangers. These may include items such as loose boards, wet electrical outlets or appliances. While using dehumidifiers and fans are helpful to prevent mold, there might be areas within the home's structure that are still holding water. Wet drywall can lead to a serious mold problem. Porous materials like drywall should be removed from the premises to stem the proliferation of mold growth. SERVPRO has extensive experience in dealing with this health issue.  

    Making repairs on homes suffering from mold damage can be very expensive and stressful. Count on the professional at SERVPRO to ensure that the proper steps are taken to prevent your home from being overrun by mold caused by water damaged building materials or furniture.  This mold remediation is performed in conjunction with the cleanup, repair, and restoration of your personal property and home.

    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.

    Three Steps Of Water Damage Repair in Fort Mill

    10/6/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Three Steps Of Water Damage Repair in Fort Mill Turn Off the Tap Before Calling SERVPRO

    In Fort Mill, The SERVPRO Way for Water Damage Restoration in Your Home

    When your home in Fort Mill is impacted by water damage, you need to be aware of all the steps involved in the repair and restoration process. While the procedures implemented by water damage repair specialists may differ, SERVPRO has developed a time-tested basic recovery process.

     1. Water Removal

    In restoring your home to its pre-water damaged condition, the immediate first step is water removal or extraction. Typically, this initial procedure involves removing all standing water that has pooled in various rooms of your Fort Mill home. Attention is also focused on removing wet materials that wick and hold water like insulation, damaged drywall, wood furniture and fabric, and carpeting and pads. Our technicians may use specialized truck-mounted powerful water pumps, portable vacuums, or other extraction equipment to optimize water removal.
     
    2. Drying

    After the water damage restoration technicians have removed excess water, the next stage in the process is drying. Our applied structural drying experts will use specialized equipment such as air movers and dehumidifiers to complete this work. This effort is critically important because it mitigates the impact of moisture by quickly vacating it from the premises. Refrigerant or chemically active dehumidifiers are options for expediting moisture drop off to normal interior levels.  Additionally, the use of dehumidifiers helps preclude secondary water damage from arising, usually in the form of mold growth. This mold proliferation is a problem that is well worth stymying immediately.

    3. Water Damage Repair

    After your home's structure has been tested with moisture sensors and meters, thermohygrometers are used to calculate specific humidity, vapor pressure, and dew point. This final step ensures that water damaged areas are entirely dry. This outstanding protocol procedure from SERVPRO is one of the ways that our company differentiates itself from competitors. In most cases, we will also complete the repair process for you, from post-drying of the structure and furnishings and odor control, to mold remediation. We will remove water damaged building materials like drywall and flooring. Dispose of unsalvageable furniture and personal items and leave you an inventory report.

    These three critical processes, at your residential property in Fort Mill, are paramount in returning you to a structurally sound and healthy home. We can even contact your insurance adjuster to coordinate the entire water damage restoration process, thereby saving you time and money while lessening personal stress for you. SERVPRO can quickly get you back into your Fort Mill home.

    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.

    Water Damage Emergency Services In Fort Mill

    9/29/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Services In Fort Mill Yes, It Will Rain Hard Again In Fort Mill

    SERVPRO is the Next Step for Water Damage Restoration to Your Fort Mill Home

    When your home in Fort Mill is affected by a natural disaster, such as a flood, water damage is almost always the outcome. To ensure that you remain calm and safe in the face of water damage, it is appropriate and advantageous to obtain water damage emergency services. These services can provide you with the support and material goods necessary to ensure that you maintain your composure until your property is restored. The Red Cross is always a source to inquire about in severe water damage situation. Learn more about how securing water emergency services can assist you. 

    How Water Damage Emergency Services Help

    Water damage emergency services can provide you with shelter, clothing and food. During this time, you will likely be hiring a team of professional contractors who will restore your property to its original state. Check with your insurance agent to see if your property is covered by the water damaging event. If it is a natural disaster such as a flood, you may not have the required coverage for reparations. Normally, water damage incurred from within the structure such as a burst pipe or sewage backup is part of your standard homeowners policy.

    Restoring Your Home

    Once a professional and thorough assessment and inspection have been done to evaluate the water damage, the work can begin. Professional technicians from SERVPRO will be hard at work restoring the property to its original condition.  Step one is to extract standing water from the house and eliminate residual water and moisture from the furnishing and building materials. Cleanup will remove salvageable items and trashed possessions. You will be given an inventory Utilizing Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) for documentation of your possessions. The process continues along with a complete drying and aeration of your Fort Mill home to eradicate mold and mildew. Repair of walls, ceilings, and such will be done as the salvageable personal items are cleaned according to the guidelines of the IICRC.

    Getting a Referral for SERVPRO 

    In many cases, insurance providers can refer their clients to water damage restoration services located in their area.  SERVPRO, a nationally franchised company, has a working relationship with over 300 insurance carriers and adjusters. We will respond to your initial phone call immediately or within 5 minutes and be on the scene in Fort Mill within one hour.  We will try to make you feel "like it never even happened.

    Need Water Damage or Flood Cleanup Services?
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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.

    Water Damage Restoration in Clover: Mastering The Basics

    9/29/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Restoration in Clover: Mastering The Basics When you find that water damage has impacted your property, there's no time to waste.

    Water Damage Restoration in Clover: Mastering The Basics

    Unfortunately, most homeowners are not prepared to grapple with the reality of a flood or disaster. As a result, many homeowners find themselves dealing with extensive Clover water damage to their property. Rather than dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster alone, it's important that you attain professional assistance from a water damage restoration company. To learn more about water damage and why attaining professional assistance is a must, refer to the short outline that appears below:

    Types Of Water Damage
    There are two basic types of Clover water damage. The first is internal flood damage. Internal flood damage transpires when damage is caused to property as a result of washroom malfunctions, broken water pipes, or leakage. The second type of water damage is external flood damage. External flood damage results from storms or floods. Both internal and external flood damage are best handled by a professional restoration company.

    The Importance Of Attaining Professional Water Damage Restoration Services
    In many cases, individuals who encounter Clover water damage attempt to complete the restoration process themselves. This is not a prudent course of action. Attaining professional help is better because industry experts possess the equipment and knowledge necessary to optimize and expedite the water damage restoration process. When you begin the search for the ideal team, make sure that the company has a good reputation, excellent customer service, and extensive industry experience.

    Why You Should Attain Professional Assistance Immediately
    Often, homeowners and business owners put off the water damage restoration process. This is a serious mistake. As water damage specialists know, failure to address the issue can increase damage and subject your loved ones to health complications. For example, water damage increases your susceptibility to unwanted mold. Once your property has been subjected to a mold infestation, you can suffer structural damage while also elevating risks for lung problems and respiratory issues.

    Let SERVPRO Assist You 
    When you find that water damage has impacted your property, there's no time to waste. You need to attain precise, professional services from a water damage remediation team that can expedite the restoration process. The team to trust is SERVPRO. We employ a staff of thoroughly trained technicians who are happy to provide you with 24/7 emergency assistance and cutting edge customer service. Additionally, our company is a trusted industry leader with more than 1,650 franchises and a passion for excellence and ethical operations. 

    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.

    Fort Mill Water Extraction Services: A Brief Overview

    9/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Water Extraction Services: A Brief Overview Water damage is one of the biggest challenges that a commercial or residential property owner can face.

    Fort Mill Water Extraction Services: A Brief Overview

    Fort Mill water damage is one of the biggest challenges that a commercial or residential property owner can face. When you find that your property has been subjected to a natural disaster or some other event that entails water damage, attaining professional assistance is a must. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that water is a difficult medium to contain. If left unchecked, the water can flow under your carpet, into your wall paneling, and through your electrical wiring. By calling a qualified team of professionals to address water damage, you can quickly restore your property to its original condition. Learn more about the advantages of attaining professional water extraction services by reviewing this short outline:

    Water Extraction Services
    Water extraction professionals provide a broad range of services to remove unwanted water and moisture from your property. Some of the services offered include:

    The Assessment
    Once water extraction professionals arrive at your property, their first course of action will be the completion of an assessment. The evaluation involves carefully analyzing the property to determine the nature and extent of the Fort Mill water damage. Once this is done, the water extraction experts will develop a customized course of action. This process will involve things like determining what equipment will be necessary to handle the problem. The remediation specialists will also determine how far the water has traveled through the property, and they use a moisture meter to do so.

    Water Extraction From Household Items
    In addition to performing a detailed assessment, remediation experts will complete a water extraction process. This process involves removing household items that have been impacted by Fort Mill water damage. The affected items will them be cleaned, sterilized, and dried. Items not impacted by water are stored in a dry place. The removal of all these items creates space for the water extraction experts to complete restorative processes with greater speed and efficiency.

    Mold Prevention
    One of the water extraction specialist's primary tasks is to dry up as much water from your property as possible. This process is important because it helps prevent the growth of mold. Unfortunately, water damage creates the type of wet, moist surface that enables the fungus to thrive. By thoroughly drying the property and utilizing a moisture meter to ensure that there is no trace of water left, remediation specialists are effective in preventing mold from growing and proliferating in your home or office space.

    SERVPRO: The Smart, Savvy Solution 
    Water extraction is a complex process that requires the use of specialized tools and strategic thinking. For this reason, attaining your water extraction services from a team of trained professionals is important. When you're ready to attain excellent and expedient remediation services, call the experts of SERVPRO. Our water restoration specialists provide 24/7 emergency assistance and exceptional customer service. For these reasons, we've become an industry leader and preferred vendor for numerous insurance companies.

    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.

    What Should I Do When My Property in Rock Hill Is Affected By Water Damage?

    9/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What Should I Do When My Property in Rock Hill Is Affected By Water Damage? Too Much Water in the River

    SERVPRO Will Get You Back into Your Rock Hill Home After Water Damage

    When water damage impacts your home in Rock Hill immediately addressing the issue is important. Once the initial damage has occurred, water can make its way into the structure of your property. If not acted upon quickly, the result can be extensive structural damage coupled with the onset of mold and mildew. However, immediately reacting to the water damage can help limit secondary water damage. This will save you not only time and money, but also precious possessions. To expedite the remediation process contact a  water damage restoration company like SERVPRO. Learn more about water damage and why attaining professional assistance is important by reviewing this short outline:

    Water Damage: A Brief Overview

    Water damage is the result when your property is impacted by a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or tornado. Water damage can also occur due to household issues like leaky faucets or pipes that burst. Causing structural damage to your property because of unwanted water intrusion can generate a number of other challenges: 
    • poor air quality
    • mold and mildew growth
    • humid atmosphere
    • unpleasant odors that permeate your ceilings, floors, and walls
    • damage or loss of furnishings, art, electronics and more.

    Mitigate the loss of possessions and structural damage by getting SERVPRO to begin water removal and cleanup. 

    Why You Should Call A Water Damage Specialist

    Calling a specialist as soon as your property is impacted by water damage is important for many reasons. First, SERVPRO will perform a thorough assessment of your property to determine the nature and extent of the damage. This work empowers the specialists to develop a detailed, customized clean-up plan that will help optimize and expedite the restoration process. Additionally, SERVPRO  can send multiple contractors to your property quickly to start the restoration process. 

    The Importance Of The Drying Process

    After water pumps have removed the standing water, then vacuums, powerful air-moving machines, and dehumidifiers will eliminate the balance of water and moisture. With fast action and the right equipment, you can often lessen the need to replace hardwood floor, carpet, and walls. You can also minimize stains and bad odors that result from mold and mildew.

    Acting immediately upon the onslaught of water intrusion is the most important step to take. Calling a team of professional water damage restoration experts like SERVPRO should be done right after reaching out to your insurance company. Here at SERVPRO, we're trained in offering a fast response that helps ensure that your home in Rock Hill is restored with lightning speed. "Like it never even happened." We're also pleased to provide all of our customers with 24/7 emergency services.

    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 Should You Call A Fort Mill Water Damage Specialist?

    9/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage When Should You Call A Fort Mill Water Damage Specialist? When you experience a water damage issue, it's important to have a water damage specialist assess the damage.

    When Should You Call A Water Damage Specialist?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Conclusion 
    If you want to keep your residential property in excellent condition, knowing when to call a water damage specialist is important. It's also crucial that you know which team of professionals to call. If you want fast, friendly service that results in the complete restoration of your property, choose SERVPRO. We respond immediately in emergency situations and employ a team of professionals with advanced training in monitoring the drying process until it is complete. We're ready to assist you immediately, so call us at 803-324-5780 and let's get started.

    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.

    Having a Plan for Rock Hill Water Damage Emergencies

    9/21/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Having a Plan for Rock Hill Water Damage Emergencies By having a plan to deal with water damage emergencies, it can decrease the extent of the damage and shorten the time frame to restore your home.

    Having a Plan for Water Damage Emergencies

    As a general rule, emergencies and catastrophes happen when they are least expected. However, just because they weren't expected at the moment they occurred does not mean we cannot be prepared for them. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with a Rock Hill water damage emergency. By having a plan to deal with water damage emergencies, it can decrease the extent of the damage and shorten the time frame to restore your home. Therefore it should be essential to sit down and write out the specific steps that should be taken not just for Rock Hill water damage emergencies, but all emergencies.


    At the heart of this plan should be a list of professionals that can be called to assist with the rescue and recovery of this emergency. The most obvious of these will be the people who can stop the crisis from continuing. For instance, it would be ideal to call the water department and or fire department to shut off the water if a busted pipe is causing your basement to flood and was causing a water damage emergency. Once the reasons of the emergency have been contained, it is time to call the next professional on the list. That would hopefully be the insurance adjuster to assess the damage the emergency has caused and will get the process of paying for the repairs moving in a positive direction.


    If you are dealing with a Rock Hill water damage emergency, the extent of the damage could be extensive and is often beyond the capabilities of even the best DIY homeowner. For this type of damage, it would be an excellent idea to contact a company like SERVPRO. They have trained professionals that are experts at figuring out the exact extent of water damage and making the clean-up and repairs as fast as possible.


    It is possible that repairing the damage from these emergencies can take a significant period of time depending on its extent. Therefore, to keep the timeline and costs to a minimum, you will need to hire a quality company like SERVPRO. They have a reputation that has been built on years of cleaning up after the damage of these emergencies. Hopefully, you will never need to use this plan, but if Rock Hill water damage emergencies and catastrophes do happen to you, then you will be happy you had a plan. Even more joyous, if you have SERVPRO making sure your home is put back together again.

    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.

    Clover Water Damage Event Calls for a Quick Response

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Clover Water Damage Event Calls for a Quick Response Water or Moisture can Ruin A Hardwood Floor

    The Importance of Securing SERVPRO for Your Water Damaged Home in Clover

    Water damage to your Clover home could be the result of many different unfortunate events. It may be from a natural disaster such as a hurricane or flood, a burst pipe, or a leaky roof. This water damage may affect the structural integrity of your property. Building materials like drywall, studs, wood flooring, and tile ceilings are susceptible to unwanted water intrusion. Water may swell or stain furniture, damage art, and render appliances useless. Unknown or unchecked water in your house, in as little as 48-72 hours, can lead to the proliferation of unhealthy mold and mildew growth. It's a wise move to contact a water damage restoration company to stifle the negative ramifications of water intrusion. A good call would be to the experts at SERVPRO.    

    Cleaning Your Home in Clover

    There are many services provided by water damage experts, two of the most important are the immediate drying out and cleaning up of damaged areas. Specialized equipment such as water pumps, extractors, vacuums, dehumidifiers, and powerful air-movers expedite this process. Water damage experts from SERVPRO are aware that it is extremely important to start these actions within 24 hours of the water event. Correcting water damage issues quickly is the most effective way to mitigate mold and mildew growth and accumulation. Removal of conducive conditions for this growth will aid in maintaining a healthy interior home environment. Unchecked mold growth exposes you and your family to possible health hazards.  

    Repairing Your Home

    After cleaning your home, water damage technicians from SERVPRO are highly skilled in repairing or coordinating the repair of your property. By hiring this water damage restoration company, you can ensure that your property will be restored to its pre-water damaged condition. These skilled technicians possess the training, equipment, and tools, to tackle most repairs quickly and efficiently. Minimizing your costs are a high priority for SERVPRO, therefore, every effort is made to restore rather than to replace household items and structural materials.

    If your property in Clover has been negatively impacted by water damage, it's good to call a team of professional restoration experts like SERVPRO. These technicians can dry out, clean, repair, and restore your home quickly and effectively. Always faster to any disaster and always acting with compassion for our customers and, we're also skilled in offering exceptional customer service.  We are here to help.

    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.

    For Lake Wylie, Water Damage Restoration Help from SERVPRO

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage For Lake Wylie, Water Damage Restoration Help from SERVPRO Keep the Water on the Outside

    Water Damage Help for Lake Wylie

    After your residential property in Lake Wylie has been subjected to water damage, obtaining professional restoration service is very important. Learn more about what the water restoration process entails and how to properly execute it by reviewing the short guide provided below:

    The IICRC and the RIA

    There are no government regulations in America dictating rules and regulations for water damage restoration. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and the RIA (Restoration Industry Association) have outlined standards of care that can be used for guidelines and advice. In most cases, companies like SERVPRO use the IICRC's set of procedural standards. These standards are referred to as the S500. The IICRC S500 offers practical standards for use during the water damage restoration process. However, the standards do not attempt to teach people comprehensive procedures for water damage restoration. Individuals and companies who utilize the S500 must be aware of contemporary technological standards and must also abide by all regulations and procedures by local, state, and federal laws. Some of the rules and regulations can be found below: 

    Loss Assessment and Evaluation

    The loss assessment and evaluation process is most effectively completed by a trained water damage restoration technician. A SERVPRO expert will utilize the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) form. This technician will document all of your personal possessions and valuable materials affected by water damage. This form documents salvageable, non-salvageable and possibly serviceable items and materials. This CCIS document will aid you in your dealings with your insurance company concerning your Lake Wylie home. 

    Water Damage Services

    The wide range of treatments offered by the water damage specialists from SERVPRO for your Lake Wylie house will be customized to get your property back in order. One such service is the use of water sensing equipment to inspect areas of the home that have been affected by water damage. Tools and equipment used for this purpose include probes and infrared equipment. After the inspection is complete, the water remediation specialists will then dry your home and sanitize the cross contaminated areas.These regions of the home would also be deodorized. Throughout the cleaning process, the remediation specialist will use equipment such as dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, air movers, and wood-floor drying systems to optimize the restoration process.  Moisture meters measure specific water content in affected items. The proliferation of mold will be minimized by the above steps.

    Monitoring

    Even after the entire process of water damage restoration is completed, an expert will visit for a follow-up inspection. Your property will be monitored for moisture content, humidity, and temperature of the treated areas. If you have any questions during the monitoring process, the SERVPRO professionals will be glad to answer them. 

    Final Inspection and Completion

    Once the moisture content, humidity, and temperature are within the metrics of industry standards, the remediation specialists from SERVPRO will remove water damage equipment from your property in Lake Wylie.

    Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You 

    While handling the aftermath of extensive water damage can be difficult, this need not be the case. The trained professionals of SERVPRO have extensive industry experience and operate in compliance with all rules and regulations outlined by the IICRC S500. We offer round the clock services and work with exceptional speed, so call us if you require our services.

    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.

    What to Do When Dealing with a Water Leak in Tega Cay

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What to Do When Dealing with a Water Leak in Tega Cay The Rubber Ducky is Happy, But Not the Homeowner

    How to React to a Water Leak in Tega Cay

    Having a water leak within a Tega Cay home can be an incredibly difficult thing to have to handle on your own. Water leaks can be either minor or major and can easily result in flooding and water damage. Flooding, in itself, can be damaging because of the large amount of items that can be ruined by the water. One of the best things you can do and as long as it is safe, is to remove any items from the area that may get ruined because of a water leak. If there are expensive electronics within the vicinity, it is vital that you pick these up and remove them to a safer area.

    The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to a flood or water leak is to protect yourself, safety first. If there is electricity within the area, make sure that you stay out of the water and contact a professional company like SERVPRO right away. You should always make sure that you and your loved ones are fully safe when doing this type of work. The last thing you want is to jeopardize personal safety by entering a water damaged area in your Tega Cay home.

    If you can contain the water that is accumulating from the leak, this is definitely something that you will also want to do. You can use towels, sandbags or other sources of aid at hand to keep the water at bay and to contain it to one specific area. By doing this, you're lessening the amount of water damage that is being done to the rest of the home. And this can be beneficial when it comes to saving yourself a lot of time and money later on with getting things cleaned, repaired, and restored to their original condition. It is wise not to overdo your personal efforts in stemming the water issue. Call in help as soon as it is feasible.

    When the issue has been stopped and the flooding and leaking are in a static state, then it is time to contact the professionals at SERVPRO. This is a vital step so that these experts can start the water removal process. They can deal with damaged walls, flooring, furniture, cabinetry and anything else that might have been in the way of the flood or leak. Having the water damage repaired and restored by a professional company like SERVPRO means that it will be done effectively and that there should be no future problems resulting from water intrusion into your Tega Cay house. 

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Some Causes and Advice for Water Damage in Your Fort Mill Home

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Some Causes and Advice for Water Damage in Your Fort Mill Home Water Could Be a Bad Thing

    Fort Mill Water Damage Advice

    Although there is a variety of potential problems that property owners in Fort Mill dread, water damage typically tops the list. Water damage can result from different factors, including heavy rain, snow, natural disasters, a leaky pipe or appliance. Irrespective of the cause, water damage ramifications are issues that residential property owners need to understand thoroughly. To get a basic understanding of what water damage is and how it should be addressed, refer to the following quick reference guide:


    Water Damage: Identifying Some of The Causes from This Short List.

    • leaky dishwashers
    • broken pipes
    • overflowing washing machines
    • plumbing leaks
    • foundation cracks or a damaged roof
    • floods
    • heavy rain

    Categories of Water That Cause Water Damage

    As water damage restoration specialists from SERVPRO know, there are several categories of water leading to water damage. The concern for the rate of water removal escalates as the Category number increases. Category 1 is clean water, and this is a type of water that poses no serious threat to people. This is drinking water (potable) that is in a place it should not be. Category 2 is gray water, and this type of water is contaminated and can cause illness when ingested. This may be soapy dishwater, standing water on a floor or waste water containing urine. Category 3 is black water. This type of water is unsanitary and dangerous because it contains bacteria that can cause sickness. Black water results from sewage issues and standing water that has been contaminated. This category of water requires immediate water removal.

    Water Damage: The Restoration Process

    Water damage restoration is an important process. When done expediently by expert technicians from SERVPRO, water restoration enables residential owners in Fort Mill to minimize the adverse effects to their personal belongings and lessen or prevent structural damage.  However, the efficacy of their efforts is typically contingent upon the amount of water that caused the damage as well as the severity of the damage. These water removal specialists will use special equipment and proven methodologies to control water damage and limit its debilitating effects. 

    Although water damage can be a difficult situation, securing the services of a professional water damage restoration company like SERVPRO takes the pressure off of you. It allows you to sit back and watch how your home in Fort Mill is restored to its pre-water damaged condition. If you need our services, we are only minutes away from your property.

    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.

    What is a York Water Damage Restoration Service?

    9/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What is a York Water Damage Restoration Service? The more quickly you can extract the water, the better.

    What is a Water Damage Restoration Service? 

    York water damage restoration services provide customers with vital services, including restoring homes and other property that have been damaged by water. The experts at SERVPRO understand what tremendous damage can cause to your important furniture and personal items.

    Unfortunately, at one time or another, almost everyone will experience York water damage in their home and need to call for a professional water contamination removal and restoration service for help. For a few homeowners fortunate enough to have avoided tornadoes, hurricanes and major storms, and have the necessary skills to maintain and repair, there is a high likelihood that you will experience some form of water contamination in your lifetime. In fact, we'll say it bluntly: water contamination is almost a certainty.

    Self Clean-Up
    Intrepid homeowners know that in some cases they can adequately handle a water contamination event all by themselves. But we are SERVPRO know that there are going to be times when the job is too big, and you'll need the expert assistance of a professional water contamination removal and restoration service. If you have sustained major York water damage from a water containment event that will require a lot of clean-up work. If your home or property needs to be rebuilt, we can help you perform this task quickly and efficiently.

    It is important to know that sewage damage can be toxic, and allow deadly black mold to grow in your home. If you have sustained a sewer backup, overflow or containment event, it is critical that you contact a professional water contamination removal and restoration service at once.

    Should the water containment event be relatively minor, the first step to cleaning it up yourself is to remove all of the water. If you need help, our experts at SERVPRO are standing by around the clock to help you find a water contamination removal and restoration service in your area. If homeowners or property managers notice that the water containment event has occurred near electrical appliances or outlets, it is of paramount importance to contact a clean-up specialist at once to avoid electrocution.

    Time is of the Utmost Importance
    Once York water damage strikes your home or property, the clock begins ticking. The more quickly you can extract the water, the better.

    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.

    Flood Damage in Fort Mill Home

    9/17/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Flood Damage in Fort Mill Home Water Damage can happen anywhere and anytime. When the worst occurs call the professionals at SERVPRO at 803-324-5780

    Water Damage can really wreak havoc on your Fort Mill  home or building. Whether you are dealing with broken pipes or a natural disaster, any number of things can cause flooding in your home. Besides the damage to any of your belongings and appliances, you have to find a way to get the water out of the building, and completely dry out the premises in order to avoid a problem that is compounded by pesky mold. If you are dealing with water damage in Fort Mill, the first step is to tackle water removal. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may be able to take on water removal on your own. Otherwise, it is best to call in the professionals when the job is simply too big for you and you don't have the equipment or manpower to complete the water removal process. Also, notify your insurance company and take pictures of everything before you begin your clean up job. If you are going to get any kind of compensation, it will be necessary to have proof of the full extent of water damage in your building.

    Think About Electricity Before You Get Started
    Before you actually begin removing water and drying out the premises, bear in mind that you have live electricity that is submerged under water. You take the risk of getting a dangerous shock unless you cut the power. Once the power is off, you can also address gas or propane. These sources of potential leaks should be turned off as well. Once you are sure it is safe to actually go into the flooded area of the building, make sure you are dressed in protective gear. There is a possibility that the water is contaminated. You'll find that there is a variety of equipment you can use to remove water, from sump pumps to wet vacuums, and heated blowers. In some cases, your best option is to allow evaporation to occur with the assistance of ventilation once the water has been removed. 

    Take Care of Your Building Once the Water is Gone
    When the water has been removed, along with any damaged belongings, you will need to perform a thorough cleaning with a disinfectant. You'll also be able to assess the damage and decide what needs to be replaced, from dry wall to flooring.

    When your Fort Mill home has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed by our highly-trained technicians who will document the drying process. This validates that your property has been dried properly and thoroughly.

    Have Storm 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 1,650 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    Water Damage Restoration for Your Clover Home

    9/17/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Restoration for Your Clover Home Unwanted Water in Clover,SC.

    How SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Home in Clover

    After your residential property in Clover has been subjected to water damage, obtaining professional restoration service is very important. Learn more about what the water restoration process entails and how to properly execute it by reviewing the short guide provided below:

    The IICRC and the RIA

    There are no government regulations in America dictating rules and regulations for water damage restoration. The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) and the RIA (Restoration Industry Association) have outlined standards of care that can be used for guidelines and advice. In most cases, companies like SERVPRO use the IICRC's set of procedural standards. These standards are referred to as the S500. The IICRC S500 offers practical standards for use during the water damage restoration process. However, the standards do not attempt to teach people comprehensive procedures for water damage restoration. Individuals and companies who utilize the S500 must be aware of contemporary technological standards and must also abide by all regulations and procedures by local, state, and federal laws. Some of the rules and regulations can be found below: 

    Loss Assessment and Evaluation

    The loss assessment and evaluation process is most effectively completed by a trained water damage restoration technician. A SERVPRO expert will utilize the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS) form. This technician will document all of the personal possessions and valuable materials affected by water damage. This CCIS document will aid you in your dealings with your insurance company concerning your Clover home.

    Water Damage Services

    The wide range of services offered by the water damage specialist will be customized to get your property back in order. One such service is the use of water sensing equipment to inspect areas of the home that have been affected by water damage. Tools and equipment used for this purpose include probes and infrared equipment. After the inspection is complete, the water remediation specialists will then dry your home and sanitize the cross contaminated areas.These regions of the home would also be deodorized. Throughout the cleaning process, the remediation specialist will use equipment such as dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, air movers, and wood-floor drying systems to optimize the restoration process. Moisture meters measure specific water content in affected items.The proliferation of mold will be minimized by the above steps.

    Monitoring

    Even after the entire process of water damage restoration is completed, an expert will visit for a follow-up inspection. Your property will be monitored for moisture content, humidity, and temperature of the treated areas. If you have any questions during the monitoring process, the SERVPRO professionals will be glad to answer them. 

    Final Inspection and Completion

    Once the moisture content, humidity, and temperature are within the metrics industry standards, the remediation specialists will remove water damage equipment from your property in Clover.

    Let The Professionals Of SERVPRO Assist You 

    While handling the aftermath of extensive water damage can be difficult, this need not be the case.The trained professionals of SERVPRO have extensive industry experience and operate in compliance with all rules and regulations outlined by the IICRC S500. We offer round the clock services and work with exceptional speed, so call us if you require our services.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters. 

    Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe

    9/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe A small undetected leak can lead to great water damage.

    Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe Should be Promptly Addressed

    A burst pipe can cause significant water damage in a Fort Mill home.  Water leakage can also be terribly expensive, 
    possibly causing personal schedule changes and insurance claims. Additionally, mildew and mold can become a 
    problem long after the initial damage. Thankfully, there are experts in water damage that can help the problems 
    from a burst pipe be much more manageable.

    Leaking Pipes

    Pay attention to leaking pipes! Diligence can minimize the collateral damage from a burst pipe. Pay attention to where water
    has leaked. The water and moisture may have already caused a small amount of damage. Call a professional to determine what is the best course of action. An inexperienced homeowner attempting to fix the problem may just make it worse.

    Preventing Structural Damage

    The possibility of structural damage is the key reason homeowners should be extra vigilant regarding the plumbing in their homes. Structural damage may be difficult to spot. You should always contact an experienced contractor such as SERVPRO to assess possible structural damage from leaky or burst pipes.

    Mold Hazards

    Mold is another serious problem that stems from water damage. Mold can be particularly vexing to homeowners. Because mold is living, it can grow and fill large portions of a home without the homeowner being aware. Eventually, mold can lead to structural damage. Mold can be in basements, laundry rooms, and kitchens.. Mold removal can be a very difficult task once a foothold has been secured. A concerned homeowner in Fort Mill will order a mold inspection after any plumbing problems to ensure that this issue does not expand into a costly situation.

    Additional Considerations

    The above factors illustrate how complicated the ramifications of a burst pipe can be. A homeowner should not 
    attempt to deal with any of these issues without the assistance of an expert well versed in water damage repair and mold remediation. The skills needed to deal effectively with mold, structural damage, and leaking pipes are beyond the average homeowner. Homeowners that attempt these tasks quite often worsen the existing problems. It is always best to hire an expert to inspect the damage after experiencing a burst pipe.   SERVPRO has the experience as a full-service water restoration company to rectify and repair all the problems related to a burst 
    pipe.  Solving the problem of a burst pipe correctly will protect the investment of your home for years to come.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters. 

    Rock Hill Water Damage Removal Tips

    9/15/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Rock Hill Water Damage Removal Tips A burst hose can fill a house with water.

    Emergency Water Removal Tips for Rock Hill

    Water damage can be quite frustrating in your Rock Hill home. However, you should not panic if your home has suffered water damage. You should start taking the steps that are necessary for eliminating the water. Water can cause serious damage. Removal is of the utmost importance.


    There are steps that you can do to address emergency flooding in your home. Below is a list of emergency water removal tips:

    Address The Source

    Find the source.  Once you find the source, it is important to act quickly and remove it to mitigate the water damage. The earlier you do this, the better. Plumbing problems are one of the most common causes of flooding. If there is a burst pipe or other plumbing issue, then the problem will need to be addressed as soon as possible.

    Flooding caused by weather requires swift action to attempt prevent the water from entering your home and creating water damage. For example, you can divert the drainage away from your home by using sandbags.

    Be Safe

    Your personal safety is of paramount importance.  You need to take all of the necessary precautions to remove water safely. One of the best things that you can do to keep yourself safe is to turn off the main power source in your home. Water is an excellent conductor of electricity. You will need to keep yourself safe from electric shock while you are trying to remove water from your home.

    Keep The Home Aerated

    There probably will be a large amount of moisture left inside of your home after you get rid of the water. Moisture can ruin your home. That is why you will need to aerate your home to start to eliminate the moisture. Keeping your windows open will aid in the drying process, if that is possible.

    Contact A Professional Water Restoration Company.

    Your flooding issues may be beyond your control. It is wise to call in the expert professionals to save your home--SERVPRO which is IICRC certified. This company will make sure that the problem will be addressed quickly and in the most convenient way.

    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.

    Water Removal Mitigates the Water Damage in a York County Home

    9/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Removal Mitigates the Water Damage in a York County Home A Small Leak Can Lead to Unwanted Water

    Water Removal From Your York County Home

    If your residential property in York County is exposed to water damage, water removal is a must. The results can include many categories of structural damage to your home. Additionally, water damage can give rise to the development and spread of toxic molds initiated by mold spores. These spores occur naturally in all home environments. The trick is not to let a conducive condition like standing water nurture their growth. When you contract a high-quality water restoration service like SERVPRO, you won't have to grapple with the unwanted effects of water damage. Learn more about water extraction processes and how they can benefit your home by reading the short guide provided below:

    The water extraction process is completed by a team of licensed professionals. Prior to beginning their water removal efforts, the company's technicians will identify the source of the water damage, assess the water damage, and establish an action plan. These experts from SERVPRO will then use a wide range of equipment and tools to begin and complete the water extraction process from your York County home. Powerful pumps and wet-vacs start the removal of large quantities of water to help off-set possible secondary water damage. Some of the tools that will follow are moisture monitoring equipment, dehumidifiers, air-movers, and industrial chemicals such as biocides. The water remediation specialists will also use sanitizer to disinfect your property, a key treatment in preventing the growth and proliferation of mold and bacteria. Treatment for the removal of odor will also be performed.

    After you've called the water removal professionals from SERVPRO, sit back and watch them start the process.

    •Turn off utilities such as gas and electricity, stop further water intrusion into the structure.

    • Remove debris that may be floating in the water.

    • Dispose of any non-salvageable goods and debris after listing the inventory. SERVPRO uses a special document for this--the CCIS.

    • Remove all insulation or wet drywall. These tasks are just the start of the service provided.

    Although water damage can be a taxing reality to deal with, knowing a proper course of action can prevent stress for you and preserve the structural integrity of your home. To ensure that you react to the results of water damage effectively, it's important that you call professionals who can handle the remediation and restoration processes with skill and speed. The team to trust is SERVPRO. Their skill set includes a sense of urgency to restore your structure and property to its previous condition in the quickest time possible.

    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.

    What You Need To Know About Burst Pipe Mitigation And Restoration in Rock Hill

    9/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What You Need To Know About Burst Pipe Mitigation And Restoration in Rock Hill Contacting a professional who is experienced in water mitigation is a great start in taking care of the situation.

    What You Need To Know About Burst Pipe Water Damage Mitigation And Restoration

    When tragedy strikes, it can be difficult to know what to do. Accidents involving water can be quite challenging. Rock Hill water damage can be quite detrimental, and it can be quite helpful to know how water mitigation and restoration can help with the situation.  

    Water mitigation can reduce the possibility or likelihood of a building receiving water damage after there is a water leak or a natural disaster that features water. It is important that water mitigation Rock Hill occur as soon as possible. Contacting a SERVPRO professional who is experienced in water mitigation is a great start in taking care of the situation. A professional knows what to do in terms of getting rid of the water quickly.  

    One of the first things that technicians do when they arrive on the scene is to assess the situation. Water can get under walls and seep into rooms. Not only that, but water can become attached to drywall, wood and other places within a home or business that can do terrible damage. SERVPRO professionals have numerous tools that can identity where the water and moisture is at within a building. Moisture probes and special detectors are specifically designed to identify and locate moisture. Once the water and moisture has been identified, professionals may take photographs that have been impacted by the water. This can be very beneficial to a homeowner and an insurance company in terms of record keeping and evidence of a problem.  

    After these things have been addressed, SERVPRO professionals will use equipment and tools that can alleviate the water and moisture. Some of the equipment can include a blower that can dry a floor or a wall in a brief amount of time. A specialized dehumidifier can do a fantastic job in reducing the amount of moisture that is within a building.  

    Once the water mitigation Rock Hill has been done, that is when the process of restoration begins. When people think of restoration, they may only think of the structure of the building. The walls may have begun to display mold. The basement ceiling may have shown signs that water damage. Carpeting may need to be replaced because of dirty water that has covered it. All of these things need to be repaired, replaced or restored. It is good to hire a professional to take care of the restoration process and to ensure that mold and bad smells have been eliminated from the building. Although the process may take a day or two, the results are absolutely worth it. It is good to consider hiring a Rock Hill professional in the restoration process. 

    After the structure has been addressed, there is much more to be done. Perhaps cabinets to a kitchen or bathroom have been damaged. They have to be replaced. Furniture may need to be replaced or receive a thorough cleaning. In addition to this, there are personal items that need to be considered. Items may include electronics, books, clothing and more. Taking care of these things pertains to the restoration process, and it needs to be done correctly.  

    Rock Hill water mitigation and restoration can help people who live or work within a building have things back to normal. Whatever the situation is, help is available from professionals. A building can be taken care of the right way with the water mitigation and restoration that people need. 

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    How To Do Water Damage Clean Up In Fort Mill

    9/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How To Do Water Damage Clean Up In Fort Mill Water damage restoration in Fort Mill.

    Water damage in Fort Mill is the nightmare of every homeowner, whether it's a burst pipe, a hard rain, or simply forgetting to turn off a faucet, water can do a large amount of damage in a short amount of time. Here's some tips for water damage clean up.

    The first thing that you should do is find where the water damage is coming from. If you've left a faucet on or have had hard rains that have filled your basement with water, it's pretty easy to figure out. If you are not able to find the actual source of the water, you may have a pipe that has burst. You want to stop additional water from entering your home as soon as possible. If you have a bust pipe, turn off the water supply to your home, if your roof is leaking, stop the leak as best you can, etc.

    Before you start your water damage cleanup, you want to assess the level of damage to your Fort Mill home. If you have a limited amount of damage, there are many things that you can do yourself. If drywall, floors, etc. have been completely destroyed you may need to call in a SERVPRO professional, unless you are able to replace these items yourself.

    Assuming you can manage the cleanup on your own, the first thing that you want to do is to get fresh air moving through area with water damage. Open windows, turn on fans, bring in box fans, etc. This is going to help dry the area, and will also help to reduce smells later.

    Next, get a dehumidifier running as quickly as possible. Dehumidifiers take moisture out of the air, so this will help you in your water damage clean up efforts. Remember to check and empty the tank often. You are going to want to run your dehumidifier until things are completely dry to avoid mold and mildew in your home.
    Once you have these two important things running, pick up any papers, books, photos, etc. If they are not valuable and are heavily damaged, throw them away. You can make photocopies of most paperwork and then throw it away. If valuables have been damaged, freeze them in a frost-free freezer and consult with a water damage professional as soon as possible to see if they can be saved.
    Now you'll want to get out a wet/dry vac and clean up as much of the water as possible. This will be especially helpful for carpeted areas, upholstered furniture, even tile or wood floors. Continue this process until you have gotten the bulk of the water damage cleaned up.
    If you have wood surfaces that have been affected by the water, you'll want to remove the water as quickly as possible and then use fans and a dehumidifier for additional drying. A mild detergent and clean water can be used on wood that has been treated.
    Other surfaces in the area with water damage can also be cleaned with a mild detergent and clean water. Many of these surfaces can also be scrubbed with a small scrub brush if needed.
    If you have drywall damage as a result of the water, you are going to have to inspect the drywall to see if it needs to be repaired. As a general rule, you can probably dry it with a fan as long as it hasn't swelled and the seams are still in tact. If there is swelling or the drywall seams have separated, you will need to replace the damaged area. Even if you can dry the drywall without replacing, you may need to prime and paint the damaged area.
    If you have ceiling tiles, as are common in many basements and they have been damaged by water, you will need to dispose of them and replace them.
    Continue to ventilate the area that has been affected by water damage using open windows and fans until everything is dried. Continue to use your dehumidifier during this process as well. You may be doing this for some time until the area is completely dried out. You do not want to allow mold and mildew to grow.
    If the water damage was the result of a malfunction with something in your home, repair quickly and correctly so that you aren't cleaning water damage again in a few months! 
    If you feel that you water damage is so severe that you can not take care of it yourself, call a SERVPRO water damage professional. In the meantime, clean up as much as possible and try to repair or stop the cause of the water damage so no additional water is coming into your home.

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    Water Damage Clean Up Tips for a Broken Pipe In Your Lake Wylie Home

    9/9/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage Clean Up Tips for a Broken Pipe In Your Lake Wylie Home Get that burst pipe cleaned up going fast.

    A broken pipe and the water damage clean up that it causes is the nightmare of every Lake Wylie homeowner. Even a broken sink pipe with a small amount of water can do significant damage in a short period of time. What should you do when you are unfortunate enough to experience this crisis?  Here are some tips for water damage clean up when you discover a broken pipe.

    The first thing that you should do is find the source of the water damage is and stop the flow of additional water from entering your home. The more water the bigger the water damage clean up and more extensive the problem.  It's easy to figure out when you've left a faucet on or a hard rain has filled your basement. But if you have a broken pipe that has burst that can’t be seen, you must turn off the water supply to your home as quickly as possible.

    As a safety precaution, be sure to turn off the electrical power to the section of the home where the water damage has occurred. Electricity and water don’t mix!

    After the panic has subsided and before you start your Lake Wylie water damage cleanup, you want to assess the level of damage to your home. If you have a limited amount of apparent water damage, there are many things that you can do yourself. But if carpeting, rugs, tile, drywall and the ceiling below have been saturated call a SERVPRO professional water restoration company immediately. You need to be in damage control mode and understand you are racing against the clock.

    Now, assuming you can manage the Lake Wylie water damage cleanup on your own, the first step is to get fresh air moving through area. Simply open windows and turn on as many fans as possible to get the air flowing throughout the house. This is will help dry the area, and will also help to reduce odors later on.

    Next, start a dehumidifier running as quickly as possible to take moisture out of the air. Along with the fans, this will help accelerate your water damage clean up efforts by removing the water quickly. Be sure to check the reservoir tank often and empty it regularly. It is a necessary to run your dehumidifier until things are completely dry to avoid the conditions where mold and mildew can grow.

    The next step is very important and will save hassles later.  Take some photos of the damaged areas as evidence for your insurance claim. Like any accident, documentation is critical and give you proof that will put you in the best position possible when settling your claim.

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    Simple Strategies To Deal With Water Damage in Rock Hill

    9/8/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Simple Strategies To Deal With Water Damage in Rock Hill Small Drips Can Lead to Big Puddles

    Basic Steps to Mitigate Water Damage in Rock Hill

    Although water damage is a common occurrence, many homeowners in Rock Hill do not know how to manage initial action. Whether your residential property is subjected to water damage resulting from a sewage backup, burst pipe, or a/c condensation backup, knowing which steps to take following the incident is critically important. Immediately limiting the point of water intrusion will lessen the water damage resulting to your home. To get more information regarding how to restore order to your home following a water damage occurrence, consider the following information: 

    Shut Off The Source Of Water

    When you become aware of a water intrusion turn off your water supply immediately. This could mean turning off the valve at your plumbing fixture, appliance or the exterior source line. Usually, it is a good idea to shut off the home's main water valve. With this idea in mind, be sure that everyone in your household knows where the main shutoff valve is prior to a potential water leak or flood. Shutting off the source of water is important because it reduces the water volume impacting your property. With less water causing damage, there is also less water to be removed. It also reduces the likelihood of water traveling to other areas of the house and the blooming of mold and mildew. By limiting the water damage, the costs of repair and restoration will be less.

    Assess the Safety Situation and be Proactive

    Prior to entering the area of your home impacted by water damage, you should make sure that the area is safe. To do so, you should be aware of electrical hazards. You may also need to shut off the electricity at the main electrical panel. After you've determined that the area is safe to enter, proceed carefully. You can mop up any excess water as you wait for the water damage restoration  professionals from SERVPRO to arrive. You can also remove materials that might cause staining on carpets or furniture like pillows and items containing dyes and inks. 

    Contact A Water Damage Specialist

    Regardless of whether the water damage in your home is small or large, it's a good idea to allow a water damage specialist to inspect and assess the best course of action. A quick phone call will have an immediate response to begin the inspection.The quicker a team of water damage specialists can reach your residential property in Rock Hill, the greater the likelihood that your home can be cleaned, repaired and restored to its pre-water damaged state. With each day that your water issues go unaddressed, the more susceptible the home becomes to structural damage and mold growth. 

    Conclusion 

    When your home has been impacted by water damage, it behooves you to restore it to its pre-loss condition as quickly as possible. To obtain professional assistance with this endeavor, you should trust the professionals of SERVPRO. Our crews have helped many homeowners restore their property in the greater Rock Hill area. These technicians have vast experience in water removal and cleanup. 

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    How to Handle Water Leaks and Floods in Your Rock Hill Home

    9/8/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How to Handle Water Leaks and Floods in Your Rock Hill Home Water can easily destroy the walls, floors and structure of your house.

    How to Handle Water Leaks and Floods in Your Home

    Rock Hill water damage can be a real problem if there is a leak or flood in your home. Water can easily destroy the walls, floors and structure of your house. It can cause dangerous mold to grow. It can ruin personal possessions and appliances. You should know what to do when faced with a water leak or flood.


    Try To Stop the Leak
    The first step is to try to stop the leak. Find the source of the water. If there are shutoff valves nearby, then turn them off to stop the flow of water. Alternately, you could turn off the water mains to the entire house. If neither of these steps is an option, then you might be able to seal off the source of the leak with duct tape, rags or other materials. Attempt to do this only if you can walk safely through the water.


    Stop the Water from Spreading
    If your home is flooding, then try to stop the water from spreading. You can use sandbags, towels or other items to create a barrier that the water cannot pass through. This will help even if you can just slow the water down a little from flowing freely into your home. You could also attempt to put down towels if the water is very shallow. This will help to limit the amount of Rock Hill water damage.


    Get Your Possessions off The Ground
    If you have possessions on the ground where the water is leaking, then pick them up. Pick up rugs, furniture and anything else. You do not want the water to destroy those items. Additionally, porous items like paper, fabrics or wood can become sources of mold after the water stops leaking. Put your items somewhere high up so that they are not in danger. Hang up any wet or soaked items to dry if possible.


    Contact a Restoration Service
    You should contact a restoration service like SERVPRO as soon as you realize that there is a leak and have stabilized the situation. These professionals will come into your home, remove the water and start dealing with the damage. They can dry out you floors, walls, and some personal possessions. They can also remove damaged parts of the home that are not salvageable. Restoration services are critical for recovering from water leaks or floods.


    Take Preventative Action
    You want to take some preventative action after the restoration company has finished. You want to inspect your plumbing regularly. Check and maintain your appliances. Have your roof checked for damage on an annual basis. Keep the number for the restoration company handy just in case. These steps will reduce the chance that you will have to deal with serious Rock Hill water damage again in the future.

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    Professional Water Damage Restoration for Your Clover Kitchen Tap Overflow

    9/8/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Professional Water Damage Restoration for Your Clover Kitchen Tap Overflow This water should be removed immediately.

    Water Damage in Clover Kitchen

    It is common for water damage in Clover to take place in the kitchen due to an overflowing of the kitchen tap. Typically, this tends to happen at the most inconvenient times possible as well. It may look like there is just a small amount of water damage and  water.  A homeowner will not be aware of the full damage until he or she looks at what is going on below the surface. A professional inspection is required to ascertain the full damage; and, SERVPRO can offer this service. 
    Additionally, there are situations where water damage can come from the apartment above if the resident neglects to turn off the kitchen tap or there is a leak. When you are living in a high unit and your sink overflows, water can soak the adjoining walls and cause damage to the apartment directly below.

    When dealing with this issue in your home or apartment, you should contact our water damage expert, who will fully inspect the damage and decide on the most appropriate restoration method for the situation.

    Our professional company typically begins by extracting excess water from the premises immediately. As a part of this procedure, our technicians utilize tools, such as dehumidifiers that are set in the locations where water has traversed.  

    When we begin the drying process, we utilize high powered fans for maximum airflow. Strong air movement is necessary when we are trying to dry materials such as wood, carpet, vinyl, and cement in the kitchen. We will allow these pieces of equipment to operate until the floors and walls are entirely dry.

    The next step is the application of an antimicrobial solution to damaged areas. This step is necessary because the solution will assist in the removal of mold, and prevent it from coming back as well. Mold will thrive in damp environments, so total drying and disinfecting is necessary to prevent mold.  SERVPRO expert technicians have vast experience with this important step.

    If your Clover home has water damage, consult a SERVPRO technician. Only a professional will be qualified to treat issues such as bad odor and mold that is the result of contaminated water and mold growth. They will have the necessary experience and expertise to handle the situation.

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    Why You Should Hire Water Damage Specialists for Your Tega Cay Home

    9/4/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Why You Should Hire Water Damage Specialists for Your Tega Cay Home This Tega Cay Water Filled Room Needs Water Removal

    Water Damage to a Tega Cay Home Needs Professional Assistance

    When a flood or fire does substantive water damage to your residential property in Tega Cay, it's important for you to restore its aesthetic appeal, functionality, and safety as quickly as possible. In most cases, attaining professional services from a team of trained water damage specialists is the best way to realize these objectives. Water damage specialists from SERVPRO possess the level of expertise and experience necessary to clean and restore your home following a flood or fire. To determine why obtaining their professional services would be appropriate and ideal for you, consider the following information: 

    Cleaning and Repair Services

    Water damage specialists like SERVPRO are effective in offering clients cleaning, repairing and restoring services. To begin the process, the specialists will complete a water damage assessment. This assessment will help them discern the extent of damage done to your property. Once they attain this information, the remediation technicians will know which equipment to utilize for the restoration process. They will also know how many contractors will be required to work on the project to get the job done quickly and effectively. By working in teams, remediation specialists can prevent the onset of mold growth as a result of secondary water damage. Additionally, the remediation specialists can work quickly to ensure that you can move back into your home as soon as possible. 

    Restoration Services

    Part of the important service provided by SERVPRO is restoration. Restoration services are designed to expedite returning your living space to its original condition quickly. Regardless of the specific repairs made to your home, this full-service restoration company can handle them. Restoring rather than replacing when possible, will also lighten the financial burden of this water damage event.  You can focus on other matters such as working with your insurance company. SERVPRO can aid in the management of the insurance paperwork and process. 

    Get Great Remediation Services Now 

    Witnessing a flood or fire wreak havoc to your home can be disheartening, but help is available. A professional water damage restoration company is effective in providing you with the speedy, savvy remediation services necessary to restore your property and help you to regain a sense of peace. As a leader in the remediation industry, SERVPRO would be delighted to assist you with the restoration process. Our technicians are trained, tenacious, and committed to maintaining the team mentality necessary to get the job done quickly. Contact one of our representatives today and let's get your home in working order.

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    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    • Fort Mill, SC
    • Rock Hill, SC
    • Tega Cay, SC
    • Lake Wylie, SC
    • Clover, SC
    • York, SC
    • Sharon, SC
    • Hickory Grove, SC
    • Mcconnells, SC
    • River Hills, SC

    Fort Mill Water Damage and Extraction Services

    9/2/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Water Damage and Extraction Services This kitchen is the perfect example of water damage.

    While homeowners in Fort Mill typically have a wide range of property-related issues to grapple with, handling water damage challenges can be particularly difficult. In addition to potentially causing substantive electrical and structural damage to your property, water can generate mold growth in your home. This form of water damage is known as secondary water damage. Luckily, it can be prevented, or at least mitigated, by removing excess water from the property right after the flood or fire transpires. Accomplishing this objective in the most effective manner possible requires the hiring of a team of professional water damage specialists. To learn whether obtaining professional water damage experts would be appropriate and ideal for you, consider the following information: 

    Water Extraction Services: The Benefits

    There are numerous benefits that result from utilizing professional water extraction services following a flood or fire. One of the most important benefits is the speed with which water damage specialists can repair, clean and restore your residential property to its original condition.  A water restoration company such as SERVPRO employs a team of specialists, and this means that it can send a crew of experienced technicians to your property for an immediate response. In addition to ensuring that you attain professional services from a qualified team, this methodology expedites the clean-up process. It is also important to note that homeowners may be able to cover some or all of the costs associated with the restoration process through their insurance provider

    How Water Extraction Services Can Help 

    Following a flood or fire, your property will likely be unsafe to enter as a result of electrical and structural damage. Therefore, you should contact a professional company to perform an inspection. The inspection will help determine whether and when your property is safe to re-enter. Thus, hiring a professional restoration company helps keep you and your loved ones safe by preventing entry into a home that is water-damaged and possibly unsafe. Additionally, employing a team of restoration specialists like SERVPRO  ensures that you will have one group of experts covering all aspects of the cleanup, restoration and repair process. Working with just one company will help you save time and thereby decrease your stress levels. 

    Conclusion 

    When you find that your home has been subjected to water damage, hiring a professional restoration company is your best option. To obtain the most effective and expedient services the industry has to offer, trust the professionals of SERVPRO. Our technicians are trained to recognize quickly and resolve all of your water damage issues, and we'll offer excellent customer service throughout the entire process. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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    How Water Damage Impacts Your Fort Mill Home

    9/1/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How Water Damage Impacts Your Fort Mill Home Keeping the Water Out Is Not an Easy Task

     Drastic Results from Water Damage to Your Fort Mill House

    One of the worst things that a homeowner can find themselves grappling with is a flood. In the aftermath of a flood, the property becomes susceptible to extensive water damage that can adversely impact your home. Water damage becomes progressively worse with each passing minute. And can give rise to the following problems: 

    • mold and mildew proliferation in your walls, furnishings, and carpets

    • the growth of microorganisms that cause rotting in wood and fabric

    • odors that become progressively worse/permanent

    • drywall becomes warped, soaked, and unusable

    • wood and furniture become malformed and starts to smell  

    • metal rusts and starts to tarnish    

    Once these problems begin to surface, your insurance claim will often rise in cost. Additionally, your chance of recovering your home and restoring its original value can decrease drastically. It's also important to note that water damage can make your home difficult or impossible to live in if fungi begin to grow. The fungi show up as black or green mold, and can appear wherever moisture or water has accumulated. There are more problems that can surface including buckling floors, wooden door casings that swell up, wallpaper that peels, and adhesives that lose their bond with ceramic tile. Some other challenges that can occur include the staining of fabric, failure of electronic components, and peeling of paint. Home occupants are also at risk of contaminants in the water and air. Finally, exposure to contaminants can pose a variety of health issues, including increased susceptibility to respiratory issues, lung problems, and pathogenic diseases. 

    Conclusion 

    The many results from water damage can have a negative impact on your Fort Mill home. However, you can limit initial damage to your home by immediately calling in a water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. The rapid execution of the water removal process helps protect the health of your household members from deteriorating. By contracting such a professional team of water damage specialists, the technicians immediately attack and quickly arrest mold growth before it becomes a serious, health-compromising issue in your home. Additionally, SERVPRO can offer a wealth of other cleanup services that help restore your Sango residential property to its previous condition. You can then resume living in it without fear or anxiety. With extensive industry experience, we know how nerve-wracking dealing with water damage can be. And that's why we work with expedience and excellence to eliminate all issues that negatively impact your abode. 

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    Health Hazards and Damage Caused by Water Affect Buildings in Rock Hill

    8/31/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Health Hazards and Damage Caused by Water Affect Buildings in Rock Hill Water Can Dampen Your Business Data

    Storm Water Damage Results in Health Hazards in Rock Hill

    Health hazards caused by water damage to buildings in Rock Hill can escalate quickly. Within just a few minutes, the water can seep into other areas increasing damages and costs for insurance claims. Items like drywall, wood, furnishings, carpet, and precious antiques will warp, swell and eventually split.

    Quick Action is Essential

    Hiring a water restoration company, such as SERVPRO, as soon possible is essential to saving as many items in the building as possible. Once furnishings begins to swell and warp, it will be more difficult to save the items. Carpets absorb water like a sponge and require immediate attention. As the drywall begins to soak up water, more walls will need to be replaced. Once the drywall is wet, the building structure could become affected by mold, and a musty smell will be noticable in the air. The longer the water sits, the more contaminants will be found in the water and the building.

    Appearance of Mold and Fungi

    If the water damaged building is not treated quickly, within days fungi could begin to appear, and also, an increase in the musty odor. When water is present, the relative humidity will also rise which creates additional moisture in the air. This excess moisture can damage desks, furniture, electronics, and even appliances. The conducive condition for mold proliferation increases as the moisture level rises. Also, people who have respiratory issues could become increasingly ill.

    Black Water Contamination

    Black water is raw sewage or converted gray water that has been standing within the building or pipes for days or up to a week. 

    Once water has been in an area for this length of time mold spores have developed into fungi and mold. This growth will affect paper coverings, dry wall, books, paper and building materials. Quick action is required to stem the water damage to business data. Discoloration can also occur when water affects the chemicals in furnishings and other materials. The longer the water remains in the building, the more items will need to be discarded and replaced.  Consider SERVPRO as the immediate response team to get your business back up and functioning. 

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    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:

    Who to Call After Your Clover Home Has Sustained Water Damage?

    8/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Who to Call After Your Clover Home Has Sustained Water Damage? Act Quickly to Prevent Major Water Damage in Clover

    The Importance of Having Your Clover Home Quickly Cleaned, Repaired, and Restored After a Water Damage Event

    As many homeowners know in the Clover area, residential property subjected to water damage is susceptible to a large number of problems. In addition to possibly destroying your electrical system and the physical structure of your property, water damage can pose a plethora of health risks.  And then the water flows along and leaves your personal possessions in ruins, more water damage! Despite these potential outcomes, help is a phone call away. A water repair and restoration company like SERVPRO can mitigate many of these events from ever getting out of hand by offering customized cleaning and restoration services. The key is to contact your insurance company and SERVPRO. Learn more about some of the steps that will be taken by this water removal company to restore your home to its previous condition.

    Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth

    One of the most important services provided is the prevention of the proliferation of mold and mildew growth following a flood or fire. When the firemen leave, there is no fire, but there usually is quite a large amount of water. Unfortunately, mold and mildew can start growing and proliferating in your residential property just one day after a water damaging event or a natural disaster. In addition to exposure to several health risks for you and your loved ones, the mold and mildew can destroy the structural integrity of your house. A water removal company like SERVPRO can handle these challenges by getting rid of the excess water from your property quickly. To accomplish this removal, they send out a team of professionals who will use special equipment to extract the water and thus, prevent secondary water damage from occurring. State-of-the-art water removal equipment, along with advanced drying techniques utilizing air-moving machines, and industrial-grade dehumidifiers, accomplish the task expediently.

    Repairing Structural Damage

    Another service that a water restoration company provides is the repair of structural damage your Clover home may have sustained during the flood or fire. Unfortunately, water can cause substantial damage to the structure of your home. This repair and restore process can only start after the cleanup has been completed. The repair then can commence on damaged ceilings, wet drywall and substructure work to any electrical and plumbing issues. Water can also adversely affect the sturdiness of the foundation and weaken the structure's framing. Water can make your home unsafe to enter

    Conclusion

    If your home has been adversely affected by a flood or has incurred water damage due to the effects of a fire, it's important to know that a professional water removal company can assist you. These experts can help prevent secondary water damage and ensure that your home is safe and sanitary. Your search for immediate help should stop with SERVPRO. Our company's professionals are precise and passionate in offering the services necessary to get your home back to its original condition. 

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    Five Leak Risks that Can Flood Your Fort Mill Home

    8/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Five Leak Risks that Can Flood Your Fort Mill Home Appliances that you use daily can pose the largest risks of flooding.

    Five Leak Risks that Can Flood Your Home

    Floods often happen seemingly without warning and can cause immense Fort Mill water damage. Appliances that you use daily can pose the largest risks of flooding. Review the following five items that SERVPRO experts have identified as risks that could flood your home.


    Water Heater
    Because hot water heaters hold such large amounts of water, they are the biggest risks for leaks. Three-quarters of all water heaters fail before they're 12 years old. Leaks and burst tanks cause 70% of water heater failures, costing an average of $4000 to resolve the damage.

    To mitigate this risk, regularly check your tank for leaks and have it professionally serviced each year. Install a catch pan with a drain so that overflows of water can drain outside the building. Replacing your water heater after ten years can significantly reduce flood risk.

    Washing Machine
    Broken washing machine hoses cause over half of all Fort Mill water damage incidents and the damage averages over $6000.
    To mitigate this risk, inspect hoses monthly with a special focus on discoloration, kinks, bulges, blisters, or cracks. Hire a professional to replace damaged hoses you find. For additional protection, turn off the water supply while you're on vacation.

    Dishwasher
    Most dishwashers last 10-12 years. Resolving Fort Mill flood damage caused by a dishwasher leak can exceed $5000.
    To mitigate this risk, run the dishwasher only when you're home to notice and address any issues. Tighten the drain line that connects to the plumbing below the sink. Don't ignore any small leak; immediately replace the water supply line. Steel braided hoses last longer than rubber ones.

    Refrigerator
    Ice makers cause the most water leaks in refrigerators. Ice makers can last for as little as five years. To mitigate this risk, replace copper water lines with an alternative one of braided steel. Each year, check the water supply line that leads to the refrigerator. With each check, ensure that the compression nut is tight so that you can prevent a slow drip from turning into a larger leak or causing unseen Fort Mill water damage.

    Air Conditioner
    Air conditioning units in attics pose the largest risk for widespread damage because their leaks can affect entire homes. Floods caused by a leaky air conditioner cost $5000 on average.

    To mitigate this risk, install a secondary drain line and an overflow switch on the drain pan. Routine air conditioner maintenance can prevent leaks.

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    How To Choose A Company To Provide Flood Clean Up Services in Tega Cay

    8/26/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How To Choose A Company To Provide Flood Clean Up Services in Tega Cay SERVPRO can save the day!

    SERVPRO Provides Flood Damage Cleanup in Tega Cay

    When flood or water damage has impacted your property in Starke, it's imperative that cleanup begin as soon as possible. Doing it yourself is something that people attempt to save money, but that often results in missing hidden damage that certified SERVPRO professionals are trained to spot during the aftermath.

    These professionals not only know what to look for but have the equipment available to expedite the process. This SERVPRO expertise not only helps get the property back into working order but also avoids the ugly hazards that could develop.

    Hazards Abound

    Some of the dangers that any onslaught of water can do to a home or office include damaging both the water purification and sewage disposal systems. This flood damage results in unsanitary conditions that lead to a breeding ground for infectious organisms like tetanus, typhoid, salmonella, Hepatitis A and E. Coli. Also, standing water is an enticement for mosquitoes that can spread encephalitis and West Nile Virus.

    Hiring the Right Professionals

    Based on those ominous considerations, contacting the restoration-certified professional such as your local SERVPRO expert should be the first step. Their credentials are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), will help make the selection process easier.

    Determining Insurance Coverage

    Prior to cleanup, check that you are covered through insurance since not every policy is the same. Some don't cover either the cleanup from a flood or the water damage that results, or both while a bursting pipe may be covered, but rising water isn't.

    In many cases, the circumstances unique to a specific situation may be the final determination regarding a homeowner’s coverage, so check with your insurance company.

    DIY is Not an Option

    No matter how simple a cleanup may seem in your Storm Damaged Tega Cay home, more expensive repair bills may be the outcome. Some results of this can be in material like wood and cloth, which will eventually dry out, but help set the stage for such challenges as dry rot and mold.

    Simplicity in a Time of Trouble

    Flood damage cleanup is a harrowing process, but it can go more smoothly when certified professionals, such as a SERVPRO expert,  are handling the effort. They offer peace of mind at a time of chaos, and can often salvage items thought lost forever.

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    Tips for Water Damage for Fort Mill Property Managers

    8/25/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Tips for Water Damage for Fort Mill Property Managers Water damage can be incredibly damaging to properties of all kinds and sizes.

    Tips for Water Damage for Property Managers

    Water damage can be incredibly damaging to properties of all kinds and sizes. As a property manager, you want to try your best to ensure that any properties you are in charge of managing are kept as pristine as possible. You cannot do this when dealing with water problems and water-related damage. The fact of the matter is that Fort Mill commercial damage can be a lot more disastrous than you might think. For one, it can promote the growth of mold that you may not even be able to see. It can also damage things on the property to the roof, foundation and general building materials like beams and sheetrock on the walls.


    As a property manager, it is essential that you establish a preparedness plan that will help to prevent Fort Mill commercial damage altogether. This might include regular inspections of the property you're managing as well as routine repairs to anything that might be working in a less desirable manner. Such as downspouts on gutters or roofing that tends to leak at times. One thing to keep in mind is that your tenants may not always alert you that there is a problem for a variety of reasons. One reason may be because they don't think the issue is a problem, or they may not even notice that there is a problem altogether. Because of this, it might be beneficial for you to conduct routine maintenance inspections to make sure that everything is in working order.


    Because water damage can be incredibly problematic for property managers, it is especially important to prevent and fix issues as soon as you notice them. This can help to prevent problems from getting much worse, such as mold growth that has been caused by a flood or leak in some area of the property. Having a good maintenance team who can conduct routine inspections is also a vital part of any property manager's job.


    If you are already experiencing Fort Mill commerical water damage or any of the issues that come from water damage, it is a good idea to contact SERVPRO so that they can come in and provide the clean up that you need. From water damage restoration to mold remediation, SERVPRO is there to assist any property manager or company when it comes to their property running to its full efficiency. Water damage can be a problem, but this doesn't mean that the problem cannot be fixed.

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    What Can Fort Mill Water Damage Services Do For You?

    8/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What Can Fort Mill Water Damage Services Do For You? As many industry experts know, secondary water damage is often more harmful to the property than the damage done by the initial flood or fire.

    What Can Water Damage Services Do For You?

    Following a flood or fire in your residential property, there will almost always be Fort Mill water damage. When the water damage is not addressed, your home can be transformed into a site where mildew, mold, and other forms of fungi begin to live and thrive. Additionally, the water can damage the structure of your home by causing it to warp and swell. If this happens, the repair process can become more extensive and dangerous. For these reasons, it's a good idea to attain SERVPRO services after your home has been exposed to water. Fort Mill water damage specialists can start the restoration processes immediately. Learn more about the benefits of attaining professional services from SERVPRO specialists by reviewing the following information:


    Cleaning Services
    One of the reasons that Fort Mill water damage services are so efficient is that they thoroughly dry and clean your home following the flood or fire. To restore your home to its original condition, it is important for you to attain cleaning services no more than 24 hours following the onset of water damage. As many industry experts know, secondary water damage is often more harmful to the property than the damage done by the initial flood or fire. This is why hiring SERVPRO immediately is so important.

    Repair Services
    Following a flood or fire, your home will likely endure structural and electrical damage. Remember that your private property is probably dangerous to enter after the flood or fire. For this reason, you should not try to enter the home without the consent of an authority. When you hire a water damage specialist, you can be confident that they'll do the restorative work necessary to make your home safe to live in. Because water damage companies employ several contractors simultaneously, the organization's experts will be able to address and resolve several of the water damage issues in tandem. This will help minimize costs for you because it eliminates the need for extensive repairs.

    Conclusion
    If your house has recently suffered water damage, it is important for you to attain professional water damage services. These services can help restore order and sanitation to your private living space. When you start looking for the ideal company, consider SERVPRO. Our professionals have been offering results-driven, customized water damage services for years, and we're passionate about optimizing and expediting the restoration process. Contact us immediately to schedule a consultation and put the restoration process in motion.

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    Having a Plan for Rock Hill Water Damage Emergencies

    8/20/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Having a Plan for Rock Hill Water Damage Emergencies By having a plan to deal with water damage emergencies, it can decrease the extent of the damage and shorten the time frame to restore your home.

    Having a Plan for Water Damage Emergencies

    As a general rule, emergencies and catastrophes happen when they are least expected. However, just because they weren't expected at the moment they occurred does not mean we cannot be prepared for them. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with a Rock Hill water damage emergency. By having a plan to deal with water damage emergencies, it can decrease the extent of the damage and shorten the time frame to restore your home. Therefore it should be essential to sit down and write out the specific steps that should be taken not just for Rock Hill water damage emergencies, but all emergencies.


    At the heart of this plan should be a list of professionals that can be called to assist with the rescue and recovery of this emergency. The most obvious of these will be the people who can stop the crisis from continuing. For instance, it would be ideal to call the water department and or fire department to shut off the water if a busted pipe is causing your basement to flood and was causing a water damage emergency. Once the reasons of the emergency have been contained, it is time to call the next professional on the list. That would hopefully be the insurance adjuster to assess the damage the emergency has caused and will get the process of paying for the repairs moving in a positive direction.


    If you are dealing with a Rock Hill water damage emergency, the extent of the damage could be extensive and is often beyond the capabilities of even the best DIY homeowner. For this type of damage, it would be an excellent idea to contact a company like SERVPRO. They have trained professionals that are experts at figuring out the exact extent of water damage and making the clean-up and repairs as fast as possible.


    It is possible that repairing the damage from these emergencies can take a significant period of time depending on its extent. Therefore, to keep the timeline and costs to a minimum, you will need to hire a quality company like SERVPRO. They have a reputation that has been built on years of cleaning up after the damage of these emergencies. Hopefully, you will never need to use this plan, but if Rock Hill water damage emergencies and catastrophes do happen to you, then you will be happy you had a plan. Even more joyous, if you have SERVPRO making sure your home is put back together again.

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    Dealing with a Water Leak in Rock Hill

    8/18/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Dealing with a Water Leak in Rock Hill Keeping out the Water Cuts Down on Water Damage

    Initial Action for a Water Leak in Rock Hill

    Having a water leak within your Rock Hill home can be an incredibly difficult thing to have to handle on your own. Water leaks can be either minor or major and can easily result in flooding and water damage. Flooding, in itself, can be damaging because of a large amount of items that can be ruined by the water. One of the best things you can do, and as long as it is safe, is to remove any items from the area that may get ruined because of a water leak. If there are expensive electronics within the vicinity, it is vital that you pick these up and remove them to a safer area.

    The most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to a flood or water leak is to protect yourself. If there is electricity within the area, make sure that you stay out of the water and contact a professional company like SERVPRO right away. You should always make sure that you and your loved ones are safe when doing this type of work. The last thing you want is to be in a dangerous area because there is a flood within your home.

    If you can contain the water that is accumulating from the leak, this is something that you will also want to do. You can use towels, sandbags or anything else to keep the water at bay and to contain it to one specific area. Thus, you're decreasing the amount of water damage to the rest of your home. With less damage, it is beneficial to saving yourself a lot of time and money later on with getting these types of things repaired and restored to their original condition.

    Once the leak and flooding have been contained it is vital that you contact the professionals at SERVPRO so that they can take care of the damage for you. They can deal with water damaged walls, flooring, furniture, cabinetry and other items that might have been affected by the flood or leak. Having the water damage repaired by the experts from SERVPRO means that all the water and moisture will be extracted from your home.  This water removal will prevent potential future problems caused by mold or mildew.

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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.

    Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe

    8/14/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe A small undetected leak can lead to great water damage.

    Water Damage in Fort Mill From a Burst Pipe Should be Promptly Addressed

    A burst pipe can cause significant water damage in a Houston home.  Water leakage can also be terribly expensive, possibly causing personal schedule changes and insurance claims. Additionally, mildew and mold can become a problem long after the initial damage. Thankfully, there are experts in water damage that can help the problems 
    from a burst pipe be much more manageable.

    Leaking Pipes

    Pay attention to leaking pipes! Diligence can minimize the collateral damage from a burst pipe. Pay attention to where water
    has leaked. The water and moisture may have already caused a small amount of damage. Call a professional to determine what is the best course of action. An inexperienced homeowner attempting to fix the problem may just make it worse.

    Preventing Structural Damage

    The possibility of structural damage is the key reason homeowners should be extra vigilant regarding the plumbing in their homes.Structural damage may be difficult to spot. You should always contact an experienced contractor such as SERVPRO to assess possible structural damage from leaky or burst pipes.

    Mold Hazards

    Mold is another serious problem that stems from water damage. Mold can be particularly vexing to homeowners. Because mold is living, it can grow and fill large portions of a home without the homeowner being aware. Eventually, mold can lead to structural damage. Mold can be in basements, laundry rooms, and kitchens.. Mold removal can be a very difficult task once a foothold has been secured. A concerned homeowner in Houston will order a mold inspection after any plumbing problems to ensure that this issue does not expand into a costly situation.

    Additional Considerations

    The above factors illustrate how complicated the ramifications of a burst pipe can be. A homeowner should not 
    attempt to deal with any of these issues without the assistance of an expert well versed in water damage repair and mold remediation. The skills needed to deal effectively with mold, structural damage, and leaking pipes are beyond the average homeowner. Homeowners that attempt these tasks quite often worsen the existing problems. It is always best to hire an expert to inspect the damage after experiencing a burst pipe.   SERVPRO has the experience as a full-service water restoration company to rectify and repair all the problems related to a burst 
    pipe.  Solving the problem of a burst pipe correctly will protect the investment of your home for years to come.

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    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.

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    SERVPRO Provides Water Damage help in Fort Mill

    8/12/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage SERVPRO Provides Water Damage help in Fort Mill This is no bed of roses. Don't let water damage prevent you from sleeping soundly.

    Professional Water Damage Restoration for a Fort Mill Kitchen


    It is common for water damage to take place in your Fort Mill kitchen due to an overflowing of the kitchen tap. Typically, this tends to happen at the most inconvenient time possible.  A small amount of visible damage and a small amount of water can be hiding extensive water damage.  SERVPRO should be the expert of choice to assess and fix the water damage in your Fort Mill home.

    Additionally, there are situations where water damage can come from the apartment above if the resident neglects to turn off the kitchen tap or there is a leak. When you are living in a high unit and your sink overflows, water can soak the adjoining walls and cause damage to the apartment directly below.

    When you are dealing with water damage in your home or apartment, you should contact a professional water damage technician, who will fully inspect the damage and decide on the most appropriate restoration method for the situation.  SERVPRO has the expertise you require.

    We typically begin by extracting excess water from the premises as soon as we can. As a part of this procedure, our technicians utilize tools, such as dehumidifiers. These dehumidifiers are placed in the locations where water has traveled. A dehumidifier is capable of extracting large volumes of water every day from the damaged portion of your home.

    When we begin the drying process, we can utilize high powered fans so that the air flow is maximized. The fans expedite the drying process necessary for materials such as wood, carpet, vinyl, and tile in the kitchen. 

    The process that follows the drying is the application of the antimicrobial solution to damaged areas. This solution will assist in the removal of mold, and prevent it from coming back as well. Mold will thrive in damp environments, so total drying and disinfecting is necessary to prevent mold.  

    If your Fort Mill property has water damage, consult an expert.  Only a professional will be qualified to mitigate issues such as bad odor that is the result of contaminated water and mold growth.

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    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    What Happens After Contacting Fort Mill Water Damage Experts for a Cleanup?

    8/11/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What Happens After Contacting Fort Mill Water Damage Experts for a Cleanup? To ensure that a building is restored according to acceptable standards, it is vital to hire SERVPRO.

    What Happens After Contacting Water Damage Experts for a Cleanup?

    Reasons to Hire Water Remediation Experts
    Most individuals never need to hire Fort Mill water damage technicians and have no understanding of the services provided. However, the processes involved in a cleanup after a water disaster are complex. When technicians arrive at a water-soaked structure, they must determine the exact type of problems that have occurred in order to create a plan to effectively return a building to its previous condition as quickly as possible. To ensure that a building is restored according to acceptable standards, it is vital to hire SERVPRO.


    Contact Water Damage Technicians for a Cleanup
    After a flooding incident in a building, the most important thing to do is call the professional Fort Mill water remediation company SERVPRO that has the industrial-strength equipment necessary to begin a cleanup within a few hours. When technicians begin the drying process immediately, it helps to prevent additional moisture damage to materials such as drywall and wood to avoid secondary problems that include mold growth and mildew odor. A Fort Mill water damaged building is dangerous due to slippery surfaces but becomes more hazardous because of rotted floorboards and poor air quality.


    How Technicians Dry a Building
    The first thing that technicians do when arriving at a flooded structure is make sure that no more water is entering by turning off a main valve. In addition, they verify that gas and electricity is off to avoid explosions or shock injuries. Increasing air circulation is essential to reduce the humidity levels that lead to mildew and mold. Dehumidifiers and fan systems are installed in a building and powered with generators. If there is standing water in a basement of a building, then technicians use a sump pump to remove moisture with hoses.


    Water Remediation Technicians are Responsible for Moisture Extraction
    While reducing humidity levels in a flooded building, other technicians begin to extract water from floors, walls and ceilings with suctioning devices. When water has soaked into carpeting, it is lifted from the floor to suction water from underlying surfaces. Everything in the water-soaked building requires sanitizing with chemicals to eliminate pathogens that can cause illness. To prevent odors, the technicians also apply long-lasting deodorizers. When a building suffers from water damage caused by a disaster such as a flooding river or broken water pipe, an owner must contact their insurance provider to determine if repair costs are covered by their policy.

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    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a York Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a York Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a York Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional York water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by York water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb York water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a River Hills Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a River Hills Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a River Hills Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional River Hills water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by River Hills water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb River Hills water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a Lake Wylie Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional Lake Wylie water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by Lake Wylie water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb Lake Wylie water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a Tega Cay Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a Tega Cay Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a Tega Cay Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional Tega Cay water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by Tega Cay water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb Tega Cay water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a Rock Hill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a Rock Hill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a Rock Hill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional Rock Hill water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by Rock Hill water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb Rock Hill water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    8/7/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a Fort Mill Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional Fort Mill water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by Fort Mill water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb Fort Mill water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Are Water Damage Restoration Companies in Fort Mill Needed?

    7/28/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage When Are Water Damage Restoration Companies in Fort Mill Needed? After water damage, a restoration company in Fort Mill can restore your home to pre loss condition with their licensed technicians.

    A Fort Mill water damage restoration company is essential for repairing your home or business when it is affected by a flood, storm or plumbing disaster. Invading water is a destructive force for a structure, especially when the moisture contains contamination such as waste or chemicals. The moisture entering a building causes more destruction the longer it remains, so it is vital to call a professional remediation company as soon as possible. 

    Why is a Water Damage Restoration Company Hired for These Problems?

    The overflow from sewer lines and rivers contain life-threatening contaminants that people should avoid. Some of the contaminants from floods include organic waste from livestock, petroleum products or fertilizers. All of these contaminants and flood water create the perfect environment for deadly microbes such as fungi, viruses and bacteria. In addition, flooding conditions make it easier for parasites and wildlife to invade a building, creating an additional danger. Fatal injuries due to structural problems, wet electrical wiring and fire are also a possibility for anyone entering a flooded building. 

    The technicians working for water restoration companies understand the environmental problems inside a flooded building and have the equipment and training to eliminate hazardous threats. Because mold begins to grow on moist materials within 48-hours, it is essential to contact a remediation company with the technicians and tools to dry and clean surfaces quickly. 

    How Do Water Damage Restoration Companies Perform Repairs?

    Water restoration companies follow a standard remediation process that includes removing large items from a building to assess the damage. Items such as insulation, baseboards and carpeting are typically beyond repair and are removed for disposal. Organic materials, including drywall and paneling are often also removed due to mold growth that constitutes a health risk. 

    After standing water is removed with sump pumps, technicians can install dehumidifier and fan systems to reduce humidity and dry materials. Restoration technicians will monitor humidity levels with moisture meters to ensure items dry quickly to avoid additional mold growth. 

    The drying process requires several days to complete with technicians immediately beginning a cleanup process to return a building to its original condition. After a building is dried and cleaned completely, it is possible to rebuild interior structures with new drywall, insulation and baseboards. 

    The Fort Mill water damage company’s goal is to have technicians’ complete repairs as fast as possible to enable a customer to return to a safe building and normal life.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Rock Hill Home

    7/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Most Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Rock Hill Home A water leak that affects your floor boards might be more than enough to invite toxic black mold into your home.

    Most Common Causes of Water Damage in the Home

    Sometimes, homeowners and property managers may need urgent Rock Hill water damage restoration and not even be aware of it. At SERVPRO, we know that it's quite common for homeowners to assume that they won't don't need any help from the professionals until something dramatic like a burst pipe or heavy flood occurs.


    Though, it is far more normal for water destruction to come as a thief in the night, sneaking slowly throughout your home, causing graduation deterioration and damage. Standing water may also cause sanitary, and health issues, and will decrease your home's efficiency. Even worse, slowly-spreading Rock Hill water damage can play host to mold colonies, weaken critical structural beams and cause other forms of widespread damage throughout your home.


    Here are a few common situations that could potentially lead to slow water destruction:

    Flat Roofs
    While many homes are perfectly legal with a flat roof, a more standard sloped roof is far more efficient and redistributing rainwater. Of course, most flat roofs are not completely flat and are build with a small slope, but if branches or other debris build up, water can deform and damage your roof.


    Leaky Plumbing
    Sometimes people dismiss leaking pipes and other parts of their plumbing system, assuming that it won't be a big problem. A water leak that affects your floor boards might be more than enough to invite toxic black mold into your home. Homeowners should check the acidity of their home water to make sure that the copper lining of their pipes is not being destroyed.


    Gutters & Drains
    When installed properly and clean, your gutter and drainage system should easily be able to disperse rainwater safely away from your home or building. Unfortunately, if gutters and drains get clogged with leaves and other debris, a dam can form, leading water to overflow its bounds and cascade down the walls of your home. When your walls start to become continually wet, they will begin to break down and cause severe damage to the structural integrity of your home or property.


    Other Problems
    Homeowners worried about these, and other potential sources of water destruction should contact their local Rock Hill water damage restoration professionals. A professional company will be able to help you quickly restore your home to its full comfort. At SERVPRO, we have decades of experience in helping homeowners and property managers quickly remove and repair water problems.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How a Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    7/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How a Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be.

    How a Clover Water Damage Restoration Company Can Help You

    When a person’s home is plagued by damage from water, one of the very first things they wonder it is if it is worth the expense to hire a professional Clover water damage restoration company or if they should just try to do the cleanup themselves. Many question the benefits of hiring a restoration company or want to know how much damage water needs to cause before contacting a professional cleaning and restoration company like SERVPRO is worth it.

    When your property is damaged by Clover water as a result of a flood, a cracked or broken water line, sewage that has backed up into your home, or if water has pooled in a certain area for more than 24 hours, it is in your best interest to contact SERVPRO who can clean up and restore an area after it has been damaged by water. Having damage caused by water professionally cleaned will minimize long-term problems in the future like wood rot that could eventually weaken a home's structure.

    The Sooner Water Is Extracted, The Faster an Area Will Dry
    One benefit the comes from using SERVPRO is that they are equipped with the tools necessary to completely remove standing water from hard surfaces, like wood and tile, as well as from softer surfaces that could absorb Clover water, like carpets and furniture. This allows these surfaces to drive faster. The quicker water dries, the less damage will take place. If water is not dried within 48 hours, mold will begin to grow and damage the property and put the health of its occupants at risk.

    Minimizing Health Concerns
    Depending on where the source of the water that damaged the building is from, its occupants may be at risk from bacterial contamination or contamination from microorganisms. This is especially the case with floodwater and sewage water. Trained professionals understand the potential hazards that come from dirty water and will come equipped with the necessary equipment to clean it up properly while protecting themselves and others from health concerns.

    Water Restoration Reduces Total Losses
    The sooner water is cleaned up, the less damage there will be. The longer water sits in an area, the more damage it will cause to floors, drywall, and furniture. Often times, repairing a home after it has been damaged by a flood is a lot more expensive than having professionals come in and cleanup the water immediately.

    SERVPRO is able to respond quickly. They can save homeowners the burden of trying to clean up water accumulation in their home themselves. As they clean, SERVPRO can identify secondary damage to the structure of the home and its foundation. They leave homeowners with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that every drop of water that is found in the home has been dried and that mold growth has been prevented. 

    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.

    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 Teamsstrategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

    We are proud to serve our local communities:

    How You Can Stop Fort Mill Water Damage from Occurring

    7/27/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage How You Can Stop Fort Mill Water Damage from Occurring Fort Mill Water Damage cleanup and restoration tips

    How You Can Stop Water Damage from Occurring

    You want to avoid Fort Mill water damage in a building at all costs. The damage that water can do is sometimes worse than a fire in older buildings. You need to be vigilant about a few important areas of the building. You can take a few steps to stop water damage from ever occurring.

    Watch For Problems with Flashing
    The flashing on the roof of the building can rust, fall off or become dislodged at any time. You want to constantly watch for problems with the flashing especially after storms or high wind. If you notice exposed flashing, rusted pieces or gaps around corners on the roof, then you need a contractor to repair that flashing immediately since water will have an easy path into the building.

    Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clear and Repaired
    Gutters and downspouts do the important work of preventing water from drenching exterior walls and pooling at the base of the building. You would have to constantly deal foundation damage and disintegrating walls without them. Keep the gutters and downspouts clear. Clean them out regularly to prevent debris from building up. If anything comes loose, then secure the gutter or downspout back to the building. Replace corroded or damaged sections. Consider using a gutter guard to block debris and a heating system to prevent ice dams.

    Have Your Roof Inspected Regularly
    Your roof could have any number of problems that you would never see without specialized training and tools. Those hidden problems could be allowing huge amounts of water to pour into the walls and rot away the framework of the building. You need to have your roof inspected regularly by knowledgeable professionals. You want to do this in the spring and the fall to check for damage between seasons.

    Pay Attention to Plumbing Fixtures
    Pay close attention to the plumbing fixtures. This could be any sink, drain or toilet. If they start running slow, losing pressure or backing up, then you have a potential issue that could already be causing water damage to the building. You need to be observant and call for help as soon as you notice anything unusual.

    Think About Putting Drains or Pans in Key Areas
    Floor drains and collection pans can stop Fort Mill water damage from occurring. They need to be put in key locations. Drains can go in bathrooms or basements. Collection pans can be set under hoses, appliances or even frequently used sinks.

    Carefully Examine Your Plumbing Twice a Year
    You want to walk through the building and examine the plumbing at least once every six months. Look for any signs that something is leaking such as mold, discolored floors or moisture on the fittings. Check the condition of the pipes. Have anything that is leaking, damaged or suspicious inspected and replaced by a plumber.

    Have Your Sewer Lines Professionally Inspected
    Schedule regular sewer line and backflow system inspections once every year or two. If the sewer line or backflow preventer breaks, then the building or foundation could be quickly flooded with wastewater. An inspection will ensure that everything is in good condition and working properly.

    Have Primary and Backup Sump Pumps
    If there is a basement, put primary and backup sump pumps in the building. The main pump will turn on once water causes a float to rise on the unit. The pump will remove water. The backup pump will activate if the first one fails or water is coming in too fast for one unit to handle.

    Keep a Leak Repair or Management Kit Ready
    Create a leak repair or management kit that includes things such as duct tape, a wrench, sheets of plastic and sponges. Keep mops near the kit and make sure everyone knows where it is. If someone can get to the kit quickly when a leak is detected, then it might be possible to prevent Fort Mill water damage until SERVPRO arrive.

    Installed a Monitored Leak Detector
    Put monitored leak detection systems in the building. These systems will alert you if water starts leaking or filling a room. If the system is monitored, then a live person can react to the alert by contacting you, the authorities or a service technician. Some systems will even shut off the water if a leak starts.

    Our Water Damage Restoration Process

    Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

    Step 1: Emergency Contact

    Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

    Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

    Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

    Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

    Step 6: Restoration

    What You Need to Know in the Event of Rock Hill Water Damage

    7/24/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage What You Need to Know in the Event of Rock Hill Water Damage Water can quickly soak through everything you own.

    What You Need to Know in the Event of Water Damage

    What are the most frequent causes of water damage?
    Common sources of Rock Hill water damage include foundation leaks, burst pipes, poor drainage around the home, appliance valve failures, and sewer backups. Burst pipes, valve failures, and sewer backups typically involve large amounts of water causing significant damage in a short time.


    Is water damage dangerous to my health?
    Yes. Water can quickly soak through everything you own. The water, especially from floods and sewers, may be filled with harmful bacteria and viruses such as e-coli, hepatitis, and cholera. These disease-carrying organisms can live and multiply in anything that has come in contact with the water. Proper disinfecting of the home and belongings is essential in protecting your family’s health.


    Warm, moist environments are also a perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold spreads by way of air-borne spores. A small patch of mold in one room can quickly spread throughout the entire house if not treated properly. The mold may cause health problems ranging from mild allergic reactions to life-threatening respiratory complications. These complications are typically worse in the young, elderly, and immune-compromised.


    How will a certified technician handle my water damage?
    Rock Hill water damage restoration professionals, such as SERVPRO of Rock Hill & York County, start by removing any damaged materials. This includes everything from carpet to insulation, to sheetrock. SERVPRO will then pump out any standing liquid before drying and disinfecting the home. The process may take several days depending on the extent of the damage. It is important not to rush the drying process to prevent further damage to any of the home’s fixtures.


    SERVPRO will test the entire area for mold and other microbes. If any problem areas are identified, the technician will treat them using the latest remediation techniques.


    What should I look for in a water damage restoration company?
    You should look for technicians certified in the latest restoration techniques. SERVPRO technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). An IICRC certified technician has undergone a number of courses on restoration, including structural drying and microbial remediation. These courses prepare the technician to handle virtually any type of Rock Hill water damage situation they may encounter in a manner that is safe for them as well as your family.

    Our Water Damage Restoration Process

    Since every flood and water damage scenario is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. However, the overall water restoration process remains the same. The steps below detail our restoration process for the typical water-damaged property.

    Step 1: Emergency Contact

    Step 2: Inspection and Damage Assessment

    Step 3: Water Removal/Water Extraction

    Step 4: Drying and Dehumidification

    Step 5: Cleaning and Repair

    Step 6: Restoration

    Dealing with Water Damage in Fort Mill

    7/23/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Dealing with Water Damage in Fort Mill The first time you see the damage is a shock; you may not know where to start in repairing

    Dealing with Water Damage

    Fort Mill water damage is traumatic, often to homeowners as much as their house. The first time you see the damage is a shock; you may not know where to start in repairing it. However, there are steps you can take in the immediate time after a flood, burst pipe, or other damage that will make it easier to repair your home and move on with your life.

    1. Stop the influx of water. You cannot repair water damage Fort Mill while water is still entering your home. If there is a pipe leak or other repair issue, turn off the water supply and have the problem repaired. If the damage is from a storm or flood, use sand bags or other ways of reducing the water. In some cases, people have to wait out the deluge when water damage is caused by a natural disaster.

    2. Call your insurance company. It is important to know from the beginning what types of water damage your insurance company covers, as well as whether they will cover Fort Mill water removal and other services. Even if this is not an incident covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, your insurance agent can often refer you to good repairmen and contractors in your area. 

    3. Dry out your home. Standing water and wet upholstery can breed dangerous microbes in just 24 hours, so fast Fort Mill water removal is crucial to your future health. Mop or use a wet vac, bag up clothing and textiles, and throw away things like mattresses that hold moisture and cannot easily be cleaned. Open all windows and turn on fans. This will limit the growth of mold and bacteria while also limiting your exposure to whatever microbes are already present.

    4. Call in the experts. Call professional mold inspectors who can look for remaining water in areas where it hides and immediately dry it out. 

    Fort Mill water damage can be successfully dealt with if you immediately remove water where you can see it and have an expert deal with it where you can’t. Soon you will be once again enjoying a safe and dry home. 

    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:

    Emergency Water Damage Restoration in Fort Mill

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    Emergency Water damage restoration

    Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill

    Mold and Mildew

    While most don't realize it, one biggest dangers posed to homeowners after experiencing Fort Mill 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. 

    Emergency 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: 

    Fort Mill Water damage is a big disaster for your home

    7/16/2015 (Permalink)

    Water Damage Fort Mill Water damage is a big disaster for your home If a pipe bursts in your Fort Mill home and floods the house, call us today 803-324-5780

    It's devastating when you find out that your insurance doesn't cover your Winter Park mold damage.

    Fort Mill Water damage from a flood or a burst pipe in your home can be devastating, and the damage can linger for months or years in the form of mold and rotten wood. What can make the disaster even more devastating is finding out that your insurance doesn't cover it.


    A good rule of thumb, when thinking about sudden water damage to your home is that if it comes from inside or above, you generally are covered. If it comes from the ground or below ground, you generally aren't.

    For example, homeowner's insurance policies, as a general rule, do not cover damage from flooding. This includes a flash flood, where tremendous rain causes large amounts of water to flood into your home. It also includes smaller event where water might seep up through your basement floor or cracks in your foundation to flood your home. Another type of event your homeowner's policy generally won't cover a backup of the sewer system, because that water comes from below ground. To cover damage from flooding, you need a separate flood insurance policy.

    When the water comes from inside your home or above, your homeowner's policy is likely to cover it. For example, if a pipe bursts in your home and floods the house, insurance should cover it. If your washing machine or a toilet overflows and floods a room, insurance should cover it. Homeowners insurance also will cover