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How to Properly Deep Fry A Turkey In Georgetown

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Properly Deep Fry A Turkey In Georgetown Safety First When Deep Frying A Turkey

Every year deep fryer fires cause over $15 million in property damage!

Here are a few tips to ensure you maximize your chances of safely frying a turkey this Thanksgiving.

Keep Your Distance:

A good rule here is about 10 feet from any structure or tree.

Thaw and Dry The Turkey:

Make sure the turkey is not frozen and is free of any and all ice crystals and excess moisture.

Be Prepared:

Like any good Boy Scout have a fire extinguisher close at hand and make sure it works and you know how to use it properly.

Using these tips will give you a leg up on keeping fire risk at a minimum.

If you do have fire damage, call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Time For The Annual Christmas Wreath Donation

11/6/2017 (Permalink)

Community Time For The Annual Christmas Wreath Donation These wreaths support a great cause!

Every year SERVPRO donates a wreath to the local Dickens Christmas Show which gets auctioned off and the proceeds benefit an awesome charity.

This year was no exception. 

Pictured here are our Owners William & Lutricia Roehl as well as our Sales Manager David Gilbert.

Here is an excerpt from the Dickens Christmas Show website that will give you a bit more info in the event you would like to support them as well!

"In a faraway land... known as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a unique art, craft and gift show was created. Its inspiration was taken from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals has become the premier holiday event, attracting some 15,000 plus attendees from all over the southeast to the seaside resort town of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Held during the tourist “off-season”, this show generates business for all areas of the local hospitality industry including, but not limited to... restaurants, hotels, amusements, theaters, shops and much, much more. Leisure Time Unlimited is a 40-year-old company that is the Owner-Operator of the Dickens Christmas Show & Festival."

SERVPRO Supports The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO Supports The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show SERVPRO Supports Georgetown County!!!

Georgetown South Carolina is home to one of the most awesome wooden boat shows on the planet!

SERVPRO supports its community and this year was no different!

Crowds gather from all over Horry and Georgetown Counties to see amazing displays of marine creativity. Below is an excerpt from the Wooden Boat show website explaining the event in detail.

Wooden Boat Exhibit:
Over 140 classic wooden boats ranging in size from kayaks to yachts will be displayed in the water and on Front Street. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers, and owners. Maritime art, crafts, models and educational exhibits will also be on display.

If you have any fire, mold and or water damage, call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Who To Call For Water Damage Repair In Garden City

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Who To Call For Water Damage Repair In Garden City If the ground is already flooded, it's too late to prepare!

Garden City gets flooded, period.

Everyone living close to the water the last two years in Garden City knows all about the flooding that occurs when the rivers get higher than normal.

There is significant damage to homes in these flood zoned areas time and time again. We are constantly proving our value to those needing water damage repair by providing amazing customer service, lightning fast response times, and professional grade equipment.

There are a few things to make treating water damages easier for yourself and for SERVPRO. If you know you are in a flood zone make a list of contents that you may be keeping in areas of your home or property that keep getting ravaged by the flooding to ensure everything is accounted for when disaster strikes.

Also, make sure you have copies of your insurance policies in a safe area or even digitized copies stored in the cloud.

As always if you have water damage that you need to be repaired, call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Commercial Mold Removal In The Surfside Beach Area

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Commercial Mold Removal In The Surfside Beach Area Let SERVPRO seal the deal on your mold problems!

Mold in your business is a nightmare!

This local office called SERVPRO to help them with a major mold issue. They realized the value of swift, professional help when it comes to mold remediation. 

Upon arrival and investigating the office we felt the need to seal off each individual room due to the scale of the mold problem. 

We then took the proper steps to clean and sanitize the mold as we worked throughout the building making sure that each room was free of mold and ensuring the spread would not recontaminate the freshly cleaned areas by sealing with commercial grade plastic.

The work is nearing completion and the client will be able to get back to work in no time at all.

If you have a mold problem in your home or business in the Surfside Beach area call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Hurricane Matthew In Georgetown County A Year Later

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Matthew In Georgetown County A Year Later Even Category One Hurricanes Can Cause Significant Damage

It is hard to believe that it has been one year since Hurricane Matthew hit Georgetown County as a category one hurricane.

This storm reminded the residents of Georgetown County of two key things.

  1. The need for an emergency supply kit is always present during and after hurricanes, tropical storms and even some stronger thunderstorms. The kit should have enough supplies for each person in the dwelling to have for at least 2 weeks. I know that seems a bit exaggerated but as some of the residents of our neighboring communities in Nichols South Carolina could tell you 2 weeks is probably a good starting point.
  2. When evacuation orders are given it is best and safest to follow them to a tee. No deviations should be asserted due to the ever-changing road and storm conditions. Get out and stay put until the all clear is given!

If you or your family has suffered storm damage in Georgetown County call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Fire Prevention Week starts October 8 – 14 In Georgetown

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Prevention Week starts October 8 – 14 In Georgetown You can help prevent fires all year long with these tips.

“Every second counts, Plan 2 ways out!”

Fire Prevention Week reinforces why everyone needs to have a fire escape plan in their home and/or business. Key escape measures and tactics include:

  • Draw a map of your home and/or business (using this grid) and mark two exits from each room and a path outside from each exit.
  • Practice your fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day. Practice using different ways out each time.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case an adult cannot help them.
  • Make sure the number of your home and/or business is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find.
  • Close doors behind you as you leave – this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
  • Once you get outside, stay outside! Never go back inside a burning building.

If you have suffered Fire Damage to your Georgetown home call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121

Smoke Detectors Are So Important To Your Georgetown Home

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Smoke Detectors Are So Important To Your Georgetown Home Smoke Detectors Save Lives In Georgetown Co!

SERVPRO is running a series of 6 Fire Safety Tips in preparation for both "Back To School" and Fire Prevention Week which is in October this year.

This is the final fire safety tip #6, make sure your smoke alarms are working properly! Smoke detectors are so important to your Georgetown home because they are often the first line of defense if a fire or heavy smoke is present.

The loud alarm generated by these life-saving machines can be heard throughout the house which signals to the people in every room that a potential emergency is present.

Please check your smoke detectors at least once per month to ensure they are working properly, this includes checking the batteries. They should also be changed out every 10 years to make sure the unit stays fresh and works to save your life when you need it the most.

If you have had a fire damage in your Georgetown home call SERVPRO today, 843-436-2121!

Never Play With Fire In Your Surfside Beach Home

9/18/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Never Play With Fire In Your Surfside Beach Home Never Play With Fire, Ever!

SERVPRO is running a series of 6 Fire Safety Tips in preparation for both "Back To School" and Fire Prevention Week which is in October this year.

It should go without saying that you should not play with fire but the following statistics from Nationwide Children's website tells a different story:

Children and Fireplay Facts

  • Children playing with fire set more than 20,000 fires every year. That is an average of almost 400 fires each week.
  • Fires started by children playing cause an average of 150 deaths and nearly 1,000 injuries every year.
  • Children usually play with fire in a hidden place – such as a bedroom or closet. In these places, clothing, mattresses, and bedding can easily catch fire.

If you or your family's home has been destroyed from a fire call the experts at SERVPRO of Georgetown Co TODAY 843-436-2121!

Assign A Meeting Place During Your Georgetown Fire

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Assign A Meeting Place During Your Georgetown Fire Assign A Safe Meeting Place

SERVPRO is running a series of 6 Fire Safety Tips in preparation for both "Back To School" and Fire Prevention Week which is in October this year.

This is tip #4 in our fire safety series, assign a place away from the danger and somewhere everyone can gather safely to meet up and be accounted.

The meeting place should be far enough away from the building that is on fire that there is no more immediate threat of danger should an explosion happen.

However you also want it to be a place your younger children could locate alone if needed. Go over several options and pick the best one keeping everyone's limitations in mind.

If you have suffered fire damage to your Georgetown home call SERVPRO of Georgetown Co now! 843-436-2121