Water Damage Demo at a home in Newberry, SC
SERVPRO technician removing the flooring after a water damage in Newberry, SC.
Water Damage is no joke! The destruction it can leave behind after the water has dried up can be overwhelming for many homeowners. A water line break in the bathroom caused major water damage to this homeowner in Newberry, SC. The shower had to removed to access the problem and once the team started the demo – the issue only got worse. The water damage was seen throughout the home was not only contained to the area of the line break. Checking your plumbing in the summer months is just as important as in the winter. Water can protrude areas that are not seen by homeowners. You can trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties to make sure the job is done thoroughly! We will see you through the damage!
Summer Heat and Water Damage
A leaking water hose can cause water damage and the costs could be even worse.
It Summertime we go on vacation, have cookouts, enjoy time with our family and friends not thinking of a possible water leak. Leaky pipes are not only a problem in the winter months when they can become frozen and burst. Leaks can occur in the hot summer months just as they can in the winter months. There are many reasons leaks can occur in the summer months – high water pressure, foundation shifts, tress roots, a compromised water supply line or a simple hose bib leak. Summertime also brings increased rainfall and sometimes severe thunderstorms. The ground can become saturated quickly causing damage to your septic system – especially older systems.
Check your foundation often for cracks – inspect underneath your home for standing water and if your water bill seems higher than usual – chances are you have a leak somewhere.
Safety Tips for Thunderstorms
Severe storm moving inland on the coast.
Its that time of year again – Sweet Summertime! Hot humid days can quickly turn into afternoon evening thunderstorms and sometimes without warning. Protecting yourself and family from the dangers of these storms can be done by following these few safety features.
Know the 30/30 rule. When you see lightening flash, start counting to thirty. If you don’t make it to thirty before hearing thunder, its time to head inside. Avoid using corded and cell phones and any electronics including computers and TV’s. Stay away from doors and windows. Do not shower, wash dishes or laundry during a thunderstorm. Electrical wires and metal pipes in plumbing can conduct lightening.
Being proactive prior to storm season can help reduce damage to your home. Remove dead or overhanging tree branches that could have the potential to cause damage to your home. Have a surge protection system in place in your home. This will help prevent lightening damage to your electronic and household items.
Storms are a part of summertime. Being educated and proactive can help you and your family stay safe!
Hurricane Season - Being Prepared
A Hurricane making landfall to the coast.
Hurricane Season is upon us and being prepared can help save you and your family stay safe. Make sure everyone in your household knows and understands your hurricane plan and your evacuation route in the event a Hurricane is predicted in your area. Paying close attention to local weather reports can help you better prepare before the storm. Make sure you have the supplies on hand to secure your home prior to an evacuation. Protecting your windows with plywood boards or storms shutters can help reduce extensive damage. Secure outside furniture and objects that could cause further damage during a hurricane. Have food, water, a first aid kit, cash, and medical prescriptions on hand. Being called to evacuate can come quickly if you live near the coast or in low lying areas. Being prepared and ready to go can make it easier on you and your family.
Fire - Soot and Cleanup
SERVPRO team removing soot damage from the walls and ceilings in a home in Newberry, SC after a kitchen fire.
A small kitchen fire can cause damage to several rooms and personal items without you even calling the Fire Department. No matter how big or small the fire was – the damage is done. Smoke damage is a health risk and should not be taken lightly. The smoke may clean quickly but its most likely found it way in your HVAC vents, walls, and your furnishings. Soot damage is common after a fire – it's black and it can cling to surfaces such as walls and ceilings and the contents of your home. Being proactive and quick on the removal of soot and smoke damage is imperative. This task is not an easy one and having your home professional cleaned is your best alternative to making sure your home is clean and safe for your family.
We are Cleaning Experts
Notice to Customers we are open for Business and Here to Help!
SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties - 803-276-0290
Spring Cleaning - Electronics
A normal everyday desk that needs a good cleaning
Office spring cleaning – Electronic devices! This may be one of the most important ones of all! Think about it – your keyboard and mouse – the most touched item on your desk. You never know how many crumbs that can accumulate in your keyboard. Unplug your keyboard and tap the back – wipe the keys and surfaces down with an alcohol wipe or disinfectant wipe. Unplug the mouse and clean using the same method as the keyboard. Duster air is also recommended to remove dust, lunch and snack crumbs. Use a microfiber cloth or cleaning wipes to remove dust from your monitor screen. Wipe down your desk and all surfaces that people are likely to touch every day – like your stapler – those are known to disappear. Keeping a clean office space not only helps you from everyday germs – but also helps keep the task of Spring Cleaning to the minimum in your office space!
Spring Cleaning - Office Break Rooms
Office break room
Office spring cleaning – don’t neglect your break room! This is where your employees eat their lunch – hang out and fellowship with each other. Make sure their space is clean and welcoming. Clean all the trash cans – this is something your employees rarely see unless they are the ones changing the trash bag. Clean and disinfect all surfaces – this includes the microwave and all the buttons, coffee maker, chairs and tables. Wipe down cabinets inside and out. Check the fridge for any science projects - folks tend to leave forgotten leftovers in the fridge – that’s when you toss the entire container. Clean and disinfect the entire refrigerator inside and out – but don’t forget to return items that someone is waiting to chow down on come lunch time. Keeping your employees happy and feeling safe means a more productive work force.
House Fire and Pack-Outs
Multiple boxes packed by the SERVPRO team after a house fire in Laurens, SC
House fires can cause major stress on you and your family. Even a small contained fire can cause smoke and water damage to your personal belongings, furniture, pictures and keepsakes. Don’t think all is lost – SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties specializes in pack-outs. This consists of securely packing up your household items and transporting them to our secure warehouse location to clean and complete the restoration of your personal belongings. This is s tedious task and one the homeowner should not need to worry about especially after experiencing a house fire. We understand how difficult this is but you can trust our team of trained professionals to handle your belongs with kid gloves. SERPVO will store your items until your home is ready to move back in. We pride ourselves to make it "Like it never even happened."
Spring Cleaning - Walls and Furniture
SERVPRO on site at a commercial cleaning in Clinton, SC
Spring cleaning is a task – one that goes above general housekeeping. We covered the flooring now let’s discuss the walls and office furniture. Check for chipped paint and cracks in the wall covering. Chances are you may be able to get by with some touch up paint. New pictures and paintings can also cover up some imperfections and give the area a whole new look. Clean windows can do a lot in the appearance of your facility – in and outside cleaning can strike a major wow factor. You never know how much dust – dirt and grim can accumulate until you have them cleaned. Have your office furniture deep cleaned – this helps remove dirt, stains and odors that get trapped in fabric especially in office chairs and waiting rooms areas.