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Know Your Zone Updated Info For The Grand Strand 2019

6/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Know Your Zone Updated Info For The Grand Strand 2019 Do you know your zone?

Know Your Zone in case of a hurricane evacuation in Horry and or Georgetown County South Carolina.

From the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's website:

The Know Your Zone campaign was developed by the Horry County Emergency Management Department as a result of the information contained in the South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Study (HES) that was released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2012. Since it's creation, all coastal counties in South Carolina have adopted the Know Your Zone campaign as a way to let citizens know the best ways to prepare for the landfall of a major hurricane.

Visit this link: https://scemd.org/prepare/know-your-zone/ if you need important information about your zone BEFORE the hurricane comes along so that you can have a plan in place.

Too many people wait until the last minute to figure out the important details about an evacuation. Although hurricanes usually give you ample warning having a plane in place now and knowing your zone now will greatly improve your situation when emergencies do happen.

As always if you do suffer storm damage call SERVPRO when the coast is clear and we will help put your home or business back together! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

It Is Officially Hurricane Season On The Grand Strand Again

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage It Is Officially Hurricane Season On The Grand Strand Again Be prepared this hurricane season!

June 1st is the official opening day for the Atlantic Hurricane Season which effects The Grand Strand every year.

Here is what you need to know about this year!

Direct from the experts at NOAA:

"NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40% chance of a near-normal season, a 30% chance of an above-normal season and a 30% chance of a below-normal season. The hurricane season officially extends from June 1 to November 30.

For 2019, NOAA predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence. An average hurricane season produces 12 named storms, of which 6 become hurricanes, including 3 major hurricanes."

The named storms for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season are as follows: 

  1. Andrea
  2. Barry
  3. Chantal
  4. Dorian
  5. Erin
  6. Fernand
  7. Gabrielle
  8. Humberto
  9. Imelda
  10. Jerry
  11. Karen
  12. Lorenzo
  13. Melissa
  14. Nestor
  15. Olga
  16. Pablo
  17. Rebekah
  18. Sebastien
  19. Tanya
  20. Van
  21. Wendy

Now would be the best time to make a Hurricane Evacuation Plan or at the very least update your Hurricane Ready Kit if you live in a threated zone.

If you do experience any storm damage call SERVPRO right away. 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 4

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 4 Surface cleaning helps stave off mold!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are not too many people that willingly let mold grow in their home. But when you use materials that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Clean Mold Loving Surfaces Often

Mold spores fly through the air until they land on a surface like a damp window. Then they'll start spreading and growing. But the more often you clean mold loving surfaces, the less time any mold spores will have to hatch and grow before you wipe them off.

Use mold-killing cleaners before the mold is present to make sure it does not grow. You can not just wipe the mold away once it is present it will grow back almost every time!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 3

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 3 Let the sunlight in!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like wood that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up permanent residence in your Grand Strand home!

Open the curtains and blinds!

Sunlight does not directly kill mold but UV Rays do seem to help the fight in letting mold grow. Also, curtains can trap cool damp air giving mold a safe haven to breed like crazy!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 1

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 1 Dehumidifiers are a southern family's best friend!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like wood that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Use A Dehumidifier.

If you have a smaller home and your excess moisture is coming from a covered crawl space or basement, a bigger dehumidifier unit running in your basement or crawl space could help keep your humidity levels under control. The best humidity levels for limiting mold growth should be below 50% but don't go below 30%for other health reasons.

Smaller units are available as well for individual rooms but again monitor that moisture!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 2

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 2 Become a fan of fans in your home!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry and/or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like fabrics and bricks that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Fans.

A dehumidifier alone will not stop moisture from settling in smaller unreachable places. That is why you must incorporate fans as well to keep the air circulating and help aid the drying process.

If you need your home inspected call SERVPRO to schedule your appointment today, we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

Is Your HVAC Unit Ready For Summer?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services Is Your HVAC Unit Ready For Summer? A Clean HVAC Is A Happy HVAC!

Is your HVAC unit ready for the grueling heat and workload this summer?

It's no secret that in the summer HVAC units seem to constantly be working overtime!

Every year you should make sure that your HVAC unit is cleaned an optimized for the grueling workload of the Grand Strand Summers.

This includes getting them inspected and serviced on a routine schedule. dust dirt and debris that can accumulate over the fall and winter months inside of your vents handlers and ducts can ruin an HVAC unit.

A clean and well-maintained HVAC system will be worth its weight in gold this summer. Keep on top of all the things that could go wrong so you are not left being a sweaty mess!

If you need your HVAC unit inspected call SERVPRO to schedule your appointment today, we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

Found Mold In My Vacation Rental, Now What?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Found Mold In My Vacation Rental, Now What? Let the trained technicians at SERVPRO get rid of your mold!

Mold can creep in if you leave your unit unattended!

Did you leave your vacation rental on serviced and unattended over the winter months and now you've made it back to the Grand Strand area and find that is infested with mold?

This happens all too often here in Myrtle Beach North Myrtle Beach, Pawley's Island, Murrells Inlet, and other Grand Strand communities.

Vacation rental owners pack up at the end of the summer and somewhere down the line excess moisture creeps into their unit. Since it is going to be months before the unit is occupied again the mold has nothing but time to grow!

You can fight this nasty fungus by calling the amazing award-winning team at SERVPRO.

If you need your vacation rental unit inspected call SERVPRO to schedule your appointment today, we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How to make your Grand Strand area roof last longer. Part 3

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services How to make your Grand Strand area roof last longer. Part 3 Those gutters are not going to clean themselves!

You just had your Storm Damaged roof replaced by the awesome team at SERVPRO, so what is another area to help you to keep it in great shape?

The third suggestion we have to keep your roof in tip-top shape has to do with your gutters.

GUTTER CLUTTER:

Just about anyone with a ladder and a bucket can remove the debris that gets caught in your gutters.

Using a hose or even a blower can help with some of the stubborn muck that can form. It is best to do this between fall and winter that way you can get all the leaves out after they are done falling from the trees and before the really cold weather hits.

Definitely check your seams and attachments while you are up there, look for rust or corrosion that can cause the gutters to snap and break.

If you do not want to get up on your roof yourself, call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How to make your Grand Strand area roof last longer. Part 4

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services How to make your Grand Strand area roof last longer. Part 4 A clean roof is a long-lasting roof!

You just had your Storm Damaged roof replaced by the amazing team at SERVPRO, so what is another area to help you to keep it in great shape?

The fourth suggestion we have to keep your roof in tip-top shape has to do with your cleanliness!

SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN CLEAN:

Keeping your roof clean and clear of tree branches, pine needles, leaves, and other debris will dramatically increase its lifespan.

Keep an eye out for dirt and rust and debris will give you peace of mind that your roof is in the best shape possible and it will be more effective at keeping your home and all of its contents covered for many more years!

Simple things like the tasks mentioned in these last 4 posts can offer you a few ways to ensure your roof serves you and your family the way it was intended to.

Call SERVPRO if your roof needs any help at all! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121