Too Much Rain In April Is Not Always A Good Thing
Rain and Flood Damage Specialists
April showers might bring May flowers to the Grand Strand but it might bring flooding too.
If you are in an area of Horry 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 professionals at SERVPRO have high-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 843-236-6278!
April Means Earth Day In Horry County
Earth Day Is In April
Earth Day is 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 843-236-6278
Commercial Cleaning on the Grand Strand
Cleaning even the smallest fire damage isn't easy.
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 Professional. 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.
SERVPRO will get the job done right and get it done quickly because the SERVPRO Advantage includes these benefits: Award-Winning Training, Nearly 50 Years of Experience and Exclusive Cleaning Products.
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 Horry County
Gas Fireplaces Can Leave Soot Damage Too
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.
It leaves outlines around pictures too. We have to clean everything top to bottom all contents and all of the structure. Most clients had to have the clothes sent out for cleaning too.
If you have had this kind of gas fireplace soot damage, call SERVPRO today: 843-236-6278
Spring Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning in Horry County
Is Your Unit Ready For Spring?
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 on the Grand Strand.
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: 843-236-6278
Storm Damage Aftermath in Horry County
Don't let Storm Damage scare you!
Thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are common with severe weather in the Horry County area.
Because of this, you’ll find many storm damage restoration companies servicing Horry 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. Use this helpful guide below to help you accurately compare storm damage restoration business in Horry County:
- 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.
- Community and Better Business Bureau Affiliation. Businesses that make an effort to be a part of their community often take bigger strides in servicing their neighbors. SERVPRO of East Horry County is a member of several professional leagues and organizations in Horry County as well as part of the prestigious BBB. If you're unsure if a home restoration company is IICRC certified or part of the BBB, visit their respected websites and search the listings.
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 843-236-6278.
Is This Black Mold Horry County
Is This Black Mold?
Do you know what the signs of Black Mold are?
Usually, you can smell mold before you will ever see it. Mold can be extremely harmful to you, your family and/or your friends.
If you experience sudden health-related problems, you might have a black mold problem.
We suggest you call a mold specialist at SERVPRO to come inspect your home or office and let the franchise professional decide if there is indeed a mold problem or not. SERVPRO has professional grade equipment to handle black mold so your mind can rest.
After the inspection and mitigation of the mold make sure you have the SERVPRO specialist come back out and follow up on the fact that the mold has been removed.
If you need a qualified company to remove the mold call SERVPRO at 843-236-6278
Burn Awareness Month In Horry County
Practice burn awareness every month.
From the desk of Community Risk Reduction Officer/ PIO Jonathan Evans, Myrtle Beach Fire Department.
We thought it was a good time to share some tips that could keep you and your family safe from getting burned.
Scalds are one of the leading causes of burns in children under the age of 9 in the United States.
- To prevent your children from being scalded by hot water make sure that you are checking the temperature of their bath water before placing them in the bathtub.
- To ensure that your water won't be too hot adjust your Hot Water Heater to no more than 120 degrees F so that the chance of having water hot enough to scald someone is drastically reduced.
- Before giving them a warm drink like Hot Chocolate, make sure that it is cool enough for them to drink or hold before handing it to them.
- When cooking, make sure you turn your pot handles in over the counters so that they don't get knocked over by you or your kids by accident.
If you do get burned the best thing you can do first is to place the burned area under cool (not cold) water for a few minutes to lessen the severity of the burn. If the burn is serious it is advised that you report to an emergency medical office to seek further treatment.
If any scalds are from the result of a fire and the damage is too much for you to clean yourself, call SERVPRO (843) 236-6278.
Who Can Restore My Documents After A Fire
Sometimes your documents can be saved!
Who can restore documents and paperwork in Myrtle Beach?
SERVPRO of East Horry County can!
SERVPRO of East Horry County 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 pristine 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 capacity.
For your document restoration needs in Myrtle Beach, call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278
Providing Fire Damage Repair For Our Chili Cook-off
SERVPRO doing damage control with these chili's!
It is a good thing that SERVPRO knows how to handle fire damage repair.
That is because some of the chili's that were entered into this year's 1st Annual Chili Cook-off were blazing hot!
On January 19th our two franchises SERVPRO of East Horry County and SERVPRO of West Horry and Georgetown Counties decided to have a little interoffice contest to see who's culinary skills would reign supreme!
There were 4 different entries this year with our General Manager Don Shupe ultimately taking home first prize with his award-winning recipe. We think it is safe to say that the real winners in this event were everyone that had gotten the chance to sample these amazing chili's!
If you or someone you know needs fire damage repair due to hot chili or any other fire-related damage call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278