Building A Ramp - Creating Hope
We are here to Create Hope in our community!
Every quarter we donate our own time and resources to help out a person or family that has had a sudden life-changing issue and needs some sort of construction type job done to improve their quality of life, it is called our Creating Hope program.
This quarter we partnered with Lowes and helped a wonderful lady named Ethel and her son Jason just outside of Georgetown, SC.
Miss Ethel has limited mobility due to recent hip surgery and the ramp to get into her home was un sturdy and not up to code.
The SERVPRO team decided to help her by building an amazing new ramp that would handle the day to day task of getting Miss Ethel in and out of her home in a wheelchair with the greatest of ease.
The process was done quickly and efficiently by industry professionals. The end result was a beautiful, sturdy new ramp that will last for years to come!
If you know of someone that could use a little help in the Grand Strand area due to a recent life-changing issue you can nominate them here at http://MyCreatingHope.com
What Exactly Is A Board Up?
We can secure your home and belongings!
After the fire is out and the crews have all left your home and belongings are still at risk!
Question: What is a board up?
Answer: Usually after a fire damage has occurred there is a possibility that windows have been broken, entrances to your home damaged, and openings in your property to allow the outside elements (and sometimes people) in.
SERVPRO's board up team can secure your home to ensure that your property and valuables are protected.
SERVPRO also has the ability to inventory each and every one of your personal items and furniture. Using state of the art software that enables us to accurately document each of your belongings and move them to a secured location.
These items can then be prepped for cleaning allowing us to remove any traces of smoke residue and smell.
We can also make sure your insurance company receives the necessary paperwork and documentation required with fire damage content restoration.
If you have been affected by a fire damage and need SERVPRO to help give us a call today! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121
What is Water Mitigation?
You have water damage questions, SERVPRO has the answers!
Question: What is Water Mitigation?
Answer: Water mitigation is the act of preventing water from causing further damage to your property and provides moisture removal and control.
Let us talk about water damage statistics really quick.
"When you consider the statistics, it becomes clear just how common and devastating a problem water damage can be. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime."
Luckily basements are not too common here on the Grand Strand but it does not take a basement to house water pipes and an estimated 250 gallons a day could leak from one 1/8 inch crack if left untreated.
Water Damage is serious business, call SERVPRO to help if you have water mitigation needs today!
Why Should I Hire SERVPRO For My Water Damage?
We train hard so you get the best care!
Water can cause major damage, especially if not treated properly. Mold can begin to grow after just 1 or 2 days, therefore proper mitigation is key.
Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and thermal imagers to verify where all the wet areas in your damaged Grand Strand home or business are located. They then make sure all the equipment is placed in the precise locations in order to maximize the drying process.
SERVPRO is a certified mitigation company in addition to our trained production team members, many of our office staff have received certifications in water damage related areas too. This means you start getting the most qualified help and answers from the minute we pick up the phone all the way through until the jobs are finished!
If you need help with your Grand Strand water damage call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121
Do You Want To Go To The First Responders Bowl Game
First Responders Mean A Lot To SERVPRO!
In a joint effort to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s First Responders, the annual college football bowl game played at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Texas has been renamed the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. "We are truly grateful for all first responders’ sacrifice and service,” said Brant Ringler, Executive Director of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl. “It is a tremendous privilege to honor these brave men and women who protect our communities 24/7/365.
All-expense paid trip to the annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
We want to honor local first responders who are exceptional at performing their duties and have been recognized by their peers and the public they serve. This fall we will take nominations of those who received recognition from their station or community. From those nominations, we will select a few individuals who will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to be honored at the annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas this coming December. This trip includes all tickets, transportation, lodging, and food for two. You will be honored and recognized at the bowl game for your outstanding representation of first responders everywhere.
We at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County also want to honor our local First Responders by helping those that help others. It has been our experience that First Responders are a tight-knit family of professionals who stick together through good and bad. We here at SERVPRO want to help them take care of their own. SERVPRO will be an available resource when individual responders in our community need help. We can assist in fundraising to help an injured first responder pay their medical bills, offer vehicles and manpower to help with charity events that directly benefit the families of injured or fallen first responders, use our voice in the community and online to spread the word about efforts needing attention and offer services for recently disabled First Responders who need accommodations made in their homes as part of dealing with their injuries.
How SERVPRO can help first responders and their families:
- A first responder or their family member has had a recent life-changing event that requires their home to be modified to accommodate them. Changes such as wheelchair ramps, cabinets lowered, doors widened, etc. We can help make these changes a reality at no cost to the individual. Check out the web site MyCreatingHope.com. At this site, you or those in need can share the information we need to get things moving.
- A local group of First Responders is putting on a charity event for someone dear to them. They need tables and tents delivered, supplies hauled from one location to another, food and beverages donated, announcements on social media or cleaning performed before or after the event. We can make these things happen at no cost to the individual. Call us to let us know how we can help.
- A local group of first responders is having a celebration for the achievements of some of their peers. They need donations of food and beverages, awards or prizes, and acknowledgment on local media. We can make these things happen at no cost to the individual. Email us to let us know how we can help.
We want to be your resource when individual first responders in our community need help. We need you, the first responders, to let us know who needs helps. To let us know how we can help. To let us give back to those that give so much to their community.
Call SERVPRO at 843-236-6278 or email us at Admin@SERVPROofhorrycounty.com to let us know that you are a First Responder and you know someone who needs our help.
SERVPRO's First Responders Bowl
It Is Happening Again!
First Responders Honored at Bowl Game
This fall 1st Responders from around the country will be honored in Dallas Texas at the SERVPRO 1st Responder Bowl. It will be filled with 1st Responders just like you. They will be honored along with all 1st Responders around the county in the daylong celebration.
YOU CAN BE THERE.
The local SERVPRO is awarding a few deserving Fireman / Police Officers with an all-expense-paid trip to be a part of this incredible event. Teaming with their local Fire Departments, SERVPRO will be accepting nominations from every station house in Horry & Georgetown County. Many of those nominations will come from the Fireman of the year awards decided on each year.
The whirlwind trip starts at the airport. From there you and one other person of your choice will only need to worry about taking in the experience. All food, drinks, entertainment, lodging and transportation arrangements will be handled for you.
Enjoy the ride, enjoy the game, enjoy the honor.
Along with this incredible experience, your local SERVPRO is also thinking about those in need closer to home. MyCreatingHope.com is a project run by SERVPRO here in Horry & Georgetown Counties that helps local citizens who find themselves disabled after a life-changing event.
The goal of My Creating Hope is to help with modifications that are needed to their homes to help them adjust to their changed life. Ramps, lowered cabinets, widened doorways are just a few of the modifications that can be done. If you know someone who is in need go to MyCreatingHope.com and nominate them for assistance. We will help everyone we can.
We build and rebuild in Conway!
Construction is active again all along the Conway area!
We here at SERVPRO have been working not stop with our construction division building houses, apartments and repairing buildings just like yours all over town.
You might think that SERVPRO is just an award-winning service provider that fights mold, cleans carpets and fixes water & fire damages. Well, you could paint us with that brush because we DO perform all of those services but we are capable of so much more!
When fires in Conway cause homes to burn down to the ground SERVPRO has the resources to rebuild the house or building from the ground up, start to finish.
So whether you are seriously thinking about that living room remodel or you happened to be extremely unlucky and lightning struck your home from one of our nasty coastal thunderstorms, burning it to the ground ... call SERVPRO first!
We can help Conway residents remodel and/or help you recover and rebuild! 843-236-6278
ReBuilding Pawleys Island
"Low Country Living" sometimes means flooding!
Does Your Pawleys Island Home Need Rebuilding ... No Job Is Too Large For SERVPRO!
King Tides, High Tides, Thunderstorms, Tropical Storms, and Hurricanes can all cause a significant amount of flooding in the low country area of Pawleys Island.
SERVPRO of Georgetown can help when those floodwaters creep into your home and cause massive amounts of water damage.
Flooding can happen fast and oftentimes you do not have time to move all of your precious furniture and belongings to higher, safer ground. SERVPRO specializes in restoring documents, furniture and other belongings with our state of the art equipment.
Once the waters recedes, mold can start to breed in as little as 48 hours, especially in the high humidity of those Pawleys Island Summers! Let the professionals at SERVPRO help you when floods threaten to destroy everything!
If your Pawleys Island home or business suffers a major loss or water damage, call SERVPRO today (843) 436-2121!
Are You Prepared For Major Flooding?
SERVPRO knows Flood Damage Repair 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121
Preparing for Flood Damage in Horry and Georgetown Counties.
If you know you live in an area prone to flooding, or you live in a highlighted area on FEMA’s flood map, then it pays to be prepared early.
The water from a flood comes in fast and furiously, it can destroy your whole neighborhood within a matter of hours.
Here are a few tips to get your preparations started before it is too late:
- Get familiar with evacuation routes and procedures.
- Have a plan already in place for when a flood threatens your area.
- If you get surprised by the flood and can not evacuate, make sure you have a disaster kit available and up to date.
- Be aware of your flood insurance policy and keep extra copies and any phone numbers and policy numbers in a waterproof bag just in case.
Once the water resides, call SERVPRO for any water damage repairs, we have been helping people just like you for decades here on the Grand Strand and we know what it takes to put the pieces back together!
Tropical Storm / Hurricane Checklist
Know what you need to do before you need to do it!
Tropical Storms and or Hurricanes give us a decent amount of time to prepare but it is best to have a plan in place before a storm even develops.
Prepare NOW, here is a list of actions to take now, straight from the ready.gov website:
- Know your area’s risk of hurricanes.
- Sign up for your community’s warning system.
- If you are at risk for flash flooding, watch for warning signs such as heavy rain.
- Based on your location and community plans, make your own plans for evacuation or sheltering in place.
- Become familiar with your evacuation zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
- Gather needed supplies for at least three days. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Don’t forget the needs of pets.
- Keep important documents in a safe place or create password-protected digital copies.
- Protect your property.
If you do suffer damage from a tropical storm or hurricane this season, call the experts at SERVPRO to help you put your life back together!