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Reduce Your Chance Of Getting Mold In Georgetown County

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reduce Your Chance Of Getting Mold In Georgetown County Get rid of mold before it even starts.

Reducing Your Exposure to Mold

Mold and mildew are common nuisances in our humid South Carolina community. However, you cangreatly reduce the risk of infestation in your home. It’s worthwhile to consider because reducing exposure to mold is important for both you and your home’s health and well-being. 

Mold spores in the home environment have been known to cause adverse health effects. In addition, mold colonies can cause unsightly damage to your home, like staining of furniture and carpeting. On top of that, mold can weaken the walls and foundation of your home, leading to structural deterioration.

While completely eradicating mold spores in your Georgetown County home environment is not possible, you can lessen the chance of mold infestation in your home.

Reduce your exposure to mold by following these three helpful tips from the remediation experts at your local SERVPRO:

1. Repair leaks quickly. 
2. Use a dehumidifier. 
3. Use cleansers that kill mold and mildew. 

If you find that mold or mildew grows inside your home, it could be signs of a more serious problem.

Call SERVPRO today to schedule an inspection: 843-436-2121

A Ton of Rain In April Is Not Always A Good Thing

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage A Ton of Rain In April Is Not Always A Good Thing SERVPRO Knows Flood Damage Repair!

April showers might bring May flowers to the Grand Strand but it might bring flooding too.

If you are in an area of Georgetown County that constantly floods and you were worried about who to call if we do suddenly get a large amount of rain this April call SERVPRO. If all the rain causes severe flood damage, then call us and let SERVPRO put your fears to rest.

The pros at SERVPRO have commercial-grade equipment that includes extraction pumps, industrial vacuums and the technology to make your water damage disappear quicker than a spring puddle.

Call SERVPRO today for a plan that includes what to do if an emergency does happen and you are stuck with massive flood damage.

We are here to help you stay dry 843-436-2121!

April Means Earth Day In Georgetown County

4/4/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning April Means Earth Day In Georgetown County What will you do for our planet?

Earth Day falls on April 22, 2018, this year!

Although the best strategy to help the world is to practice environmental consciousness every day, a dedicated national observance day to honor the earth comes in a close second.

We here at SERVPRO are constantly cleaning up disasters and damages all over the planet so we would like to take this time to remind you to do something healthy and proactive for the survival of our precious planet!

There are always activities in your area that need help and amazing opportunities to volunteer your time and resources.

If you can get out there and plant a tree or take some recycling to the recycle center or even make some sandwiches for the volunteers that are working hard for earth day.

Also, it is a great reminder that you should start to think about the spring cleaning and maintenance of your home so that you do not get stuck with faulty equipment.

If you need our help call us today at 843-436-2121!

Commercial Cleaning in the Georgetown Area

3/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Cleaning in the Georgetown Area Let A SERVPRO Technician Help!

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office.

When cleaning fire or water damages go beyond the scope of you or your regular janitorial staff, call in your local SERVPRO Technicians. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look it's very best.

Specialty Cleaning Services

We have the specialized training and products to get your property back to business. Our cleaning services include the following: Air Ducts and HVAC, Biohazard, Carpet and Upholstery, Ceilings, Floors, and Walls, Drapes, and Blinds, Odor Removal, Sewage, Trauma and Crime Scene and Vandalism.

HELPING TO MAKE FIRE AND WATER DAMAGE “Like it never even happened.”

Who Cleans Soot Damage From Gas Fireplaces In Georgetown County

3/20/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Who Cleans Soot Damage From Gas Fireplaces In Georgetown County SERVPRO Cleans Soot

Don't be confused. It's not a puff back.

A puff back is when you have an oil based heating system and when oil that is burning in the system builds up it pops back into the house. 

We handle a whole other kind of fireplace soot damage.

Sometimes, gas lines on the gas fireplace will produce soot damage when either of the logs was installed incorrectly or if they had been moved by a homeowner so they weren't sitting correctly or the unit had run out of gas then the soot in that gas tank will come out and land all over everything in the home.

So we have to go through the house and find all the areas where the soot had gotten to and more often than not, we find that it got to every corner of the home. In closets when we remove clothes you could see where the clothes are pushing against the wall because it was outlined with soot.

If you have had this kind of gas fireplace soot damage, call SERVPRO today: 843-436-2121

Spring Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning In Georgetown County

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning In Georgetown County Get Your HVAC Spring Ready!

Pollen and dirt can wreak havoc on your HVAC!

Inspecting the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC) is a service offered by SERVPRO here in the Georgetown County area.

Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can extend the lifespan of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which may save you money. SERVPRO uses a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to remove years of dust, pollen, and grime. 

We will inspect your HVAC system and ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. The inspection can save you money in the long run and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork. 

The SERVPRO system is the difference - we can help:

  •      Remediate bacteria, fungi, and mold
  •      Reduce potential for mold growth
  •      Restore peak energy efficiency
  •      Eliminate offensive odors

Call us today to schedule your Spring HVAC inspection: 843-436-2121

Storm Damage Aftermath in Georgetown County

3/6/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Storm Damage Aftermath in Georgetown County Storm Damage can be scary, but not for SERVPRO!

Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are common with severe weather in the Georgetown County area.

Because of this, you’ll find many storm damage restoration companies servicing Georgetown County. And with so many choices, it can be confusing to know which is the best at handling emergency residential restoration services.

Beyond looking at costs, it’s important also to consider how trustworthy a company is and what track record they have. 

  • Experienced In Emergency Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration. It’s important to ask if the company is well equipped and experienced with storm damage and not just water damage. Storm damage could mean layers of mud in the living room, a tree through your roof, sewage in the basement, and so much more than the usual water damage. SERVPRO is familiar and experienced in dealing with aspects of flood damage restoration --especially the unexpected kind. 

Call on SERVPRO for the fastest and most complete flood damage restoration for both residential and commercial. For a 24-hour emergency response to storm damage call 843-436-2121.

Filing A Flood Insurance Claim In Georgetown County

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Filing A Flood Insurance Claim In Georgetown County The process can be overwhelming, SERVPRO can help!

Use this simple guide to help you understand the flood insurance claim process. 

Contact your insurance agent. The first step in filing a flood insurance claim is to contact your insurance provider. While The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a government-funded program, you will be working with an insurance agent or adjuster in the claims process. If you cannot reach your agent immediately, be sure to leave a clear message with your contact number.

Contact SERVPRO. Likewise, you’ll want to call SERVPRO as soon as possible. Even you if are not able to speak to your insurance agent, SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your call. By contacting us early, you can reduce your losses. Within a few hours of your phone call, we are onsite to being the mitigation process.

Itemize losses. A critical part of getting the most out of your flood insurance claim is taking a detailed list of the damage. Your insurance agent or SERVPRO technician will assist you in itemizing and photographing all damaged items. With extensive training in flood damage restoration, SERVPRO technicians have a keen eye for knowing which items can be saved. Our goal is to repair whenever possible and replace when it can’t be restored. 

Begin the Restoration Process. Within 8 short hours of arrival to your home, a Stafford SERVPRO technician will provide you and your insurance agent with a detailed description of the losses, repairs needed, as well as the estimate. The SERVPRO CIC keeps a careful electronic record of all the information to ensure that no time is lost in the shuffling of paperwork.

After going being uprooted from your home and life, the last thing you want is the additional stress of not knowing what to expect next. Filing a flood insurance claim involves specific steps, but they ensure that every detail of the flood damage restoration process is thought of. With a team that reaches across the nation and a heart for our community, SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties and Stafford is faster to any size disaster.

Call us today and let us know how we can help you. 843-2436-2121

Guide to Fire Damage Recovery In Georgetown County

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Guide to Fire Damage Recovery In Georgetown County When fires strike, SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties strikes back!

Your safety and that of your family are our primary concern, therefore do the suggested tips after you are out of danger and you’ve called 911. 

1. Contact Your Insurance Company. 
Your insurance company and SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties have the same goal in mind --to get to work on repairing your fire damage as soon as possible. The sooner you contact your homeowners or renters insurance company, the faster your fire damage claim is processed.

2. Contact a Fire Damage Restoration Business. 
Fire damage restoration is a task that requires specialized equipment, advanced training, and the knowledge of safety protocols – not a job that even the most willing and helpful friends should be doing. You can count on SERVPRO. We proudly hold several certifications in home and commercial fire restoration.

3. Inventory Damaged Items. 
As best as you can, begin an itemized list of damaged and destroyed items. Give as much detail as you can as this will aid your insurance company process your claim. Also, keep a record of the items that are being professionally cleaned and restored. All of this can be a tedious process, and your locally owned Houston SERVPRO gladly assists with it all. From inventory to restoring your fire-damaged belongings, SERVPRO is here to help you recover quickly.

4. Seek Replacement of Important Documents. 
Depending on where the house fire is located, you may need to replace important documents. After receiving the “all-clear” from firefighters, cautiously look for documents such as medical records, financial records, deeds, passports, citizen documents, and the like. If these papers are destroyed or lost, don’t worry as they can be replaced. Call the appropriate agency to request a replacement as soon as possible. For those other hard to replace or critical items such as photos and computers, SERVPRO may be able to save them. We are known for our fire damage and water damage restoration abilities!

Call us today so we can start the healing and helping process now! 843-436-2121

Who In Georgetown County Can Restore My Documents

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Who In Georgetown County Can Restore My Documents Did you know that your documents can be saved?

Who can restore documents and paperwork in the Georgetown County area?

SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties can!

SERVPRO of Georgetown and West Horry Counties uses a process called Sublimation when saving your important documents. What we do is first stabilize your documents by freezing them and then inventory takes place.

The actual process of sublimation is a freeze-drying technique that causes the ice in the frozen documents to convert directly to vapor using a combination of temperature control and pressure. The vapor is then immediately extracted which allows the vapor to bypass the liquid state and ensures your document will be dry.

Most documents will never look new again, but the document restoration service SERVPRO provides does produce a usable document that can then be restored or filed and reused in its original role.

For your document restoration needs in Georgetown County, call SERVPRO today! 843-436-2121