You can't stop the flow!
Air Dryers in action after a water damage in Ware Shoals SC
No matter what type of water damage that you may experience in your home – it is never going to be pleasant. Depending on the extent of damage it can become overwhelming. Have you ever tried to stop the flow of water? Almost impossible but that’s when SERVPRO comes in! No matter the damage SERVPRO will be there for you. Depending on the damage – flooring and possible sheet rock may need to be removed but our team and air dryers placed to assure the home is ready for reconstruction – we are there every step of the way to make sure your home is back to pre-damage conditions. This home in Ware Shoals experienced water damage to the extreme. From dry out to removal our team was there to see them through!
Winter with Space Heaters
Surge Protector Overload - and what can happen!
Here in the South, we experienced an unusually cold December, and these cold temperatures will only get worse. Our central heat can sometimes leave us cold, so we tend to break out the space heater for larger drafty areas in your home that are harder to keep warm. Whatever you do, do not plug these heaters into a power strip. Power strips and extension cords are not designed to handle the high current flow needed for a space heater and can overheat or even catch fire. Purchase newer model space heaters as they have the most current safety features. Choose a heater that allows you to adjust the temperature to avoid overheating. Always place your heaters on a hard level surface that are not in close contact to drapes, furniture or in the line of pets or children. Following these few simple steps can help make winter a little more bearable and safer or you and your family!
Happy New Year
Celebrating the New Year .. Bye 2020!
As we embrace the New Year, we would like to sincerely Thank our customers for trusting SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties and we look forward to serving you in 2021. Happy New Year! SERVPRO
Is Your Business - Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned?
SERVPRO Technician completing a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaning at a business in Laurens, SC
We have all been living in uncertain times – almost hitting the 1year mark in a few months. As COVID-19 cases are on the rise once again the expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. This pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and our team at SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties is trained in the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected. Call SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties today at 803-276-0290 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation. We are here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities, we all call home.
Water ovreflow due to clogged gutters
Christmas is almost here and with it – brings heavy rain and the threat of severe weather. Preparing for this type of weather is key to assure your home is safe from this threat. Leaves continue to fall here in the South, and you may find yourself cleaning your gutters out weekly. Although this may be cumbersome – your hard work will pay off in the end. Clogged gutters prevent heavy rainwater from running smoothly through your down spouts. If not cleared of debris – you could experience damage to your roof and water damage inside your home. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing over the next 24-32 hours thus causing the treat of even possible further water damage. Being proactive will keep your family and your home safe – SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties is here for you 24/7 – 365 days a year!
What a difference a duct cleaning can make!
Air quality in your business is important and having your ducts clean and inspected yearly can be a huge benefit to your property and your employees. Keeping dust, pollen and dirt out of the air you breathe involves more than changing your air filters on a monthly basis. Listed below are 5 top reasons to Clean Your Ducts.
- Improves your health – poor indoor quality is a risk to your health
- Energy Consumption – clean ductwork helps lower your utility bill, helps your HVAC unit function better and last longer
- Smelly Air –Without clean air ducts the smell can linger for months
- Mold – Microbial growth can grow in your duct system without you even knowing it! Especially if your business has been affected by water damage from flooding or foundation cracks.
- Schedule your cleaning after hours or during holiday shutdowns to avoid interruption to your day to day business.
Christmas Is Here
Don't let your Christmas Tree go up in Flames!
Everywhere you go – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas Lights and decorated trees are a beautiful site to see this time of year. But always remember safety first. One in every four house fires around the holidays is caused by tree fires. Always place your tree away from any heat source like a fireplace, heat vents and radiators. Check your water base daily if you have a live tree – especially those first few days after being cut. When installing lights make sure they have all been lab tested. Use lights that produce low heat this will reduce drying of your live tree. Inspect light sets prior to placing them on your tree for any frayed wires or broken bulbs. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – follow these safety tips to assure your family is safe this Holiday Season.
Winter and Water Damage
Demo and drying out at a home in Prosperity SC after a water line break from the ice maker.
It may not be officially Winter just yet – but the below freezing temperatures are saying otherwise. If you haven’t prepared your home for the freezing weather – you better get busy! It is recommended to check your water supply lines yearly. Your entire home needs to have a leak checkup to avoid a costly repair. Inspect your water supply lines and your washing machine hoses for sign of wear and tear. Check your hot water heater and all other household appliances for any leaks. Replace the hoses as needed – it is recommended to change them every 5 years even if they look good to you! Clean and check your gutters and remove any debris. Fallen leaves and buildup in your gutter and down spouts can cause major roof and water damage to your home.
Winter Travel - Be Prepared
Winter covered roads
Although we usually experience mild winters here in the South you need to make sure your vehicle is prepared and ready when a winter storm hits. Now is the time to make certain your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread to be able to maneuver through snowy and slushy roads. Check your tires often during colder weather. Always keep at least a half of tank of fuel in your vehicle during the winter months in the event you get stranded on the highway due to winter weather or vehicle accidents that could delay you for hours or overnight. Keep blankets, snacks water and a cell phone charger in your car and don’t forget any medication you may need. If you are traveling a longer distance it is always best to check the weather forecast ahead of time and stay informed with weather alerts for the Department of Transportation. If you do not have to travel, then stay home and be safe!
Prepare for Winter
Winter Storms are upon us
The Governor of South Carolina has proclaimed the week of November 29 – December 5, 2020 as Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service along with several other agencies that work closely with these departments are encouraging the residents of South Carolina to prepare now for severe weather. Taking these precautions during milder temperatures can better prepare you for the winter weather ahead and assure you have the proper supplies to beat old man winter.
Preparing your home is very important. Protect your pipes with insulation and allow faucets to have a constant drip to avoid freezing pipes. Make sure you know where your main shut off valve is for your water source to your home and make sure you have the necessary tools to turn off the water in the event of a burst pipe. Have your chimneys inspected and cleaned by a professional before your first fire.
Getting prepared now can help you and your family when old man winter rears his cold snowy head!