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HVAC Winter Tune Up

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

Technician Servicing a Commercial HVAC unit for issues HVAC Technician Servicing a Commercial unit

HVAC Winter Tune Up

When the winter temperatures begin to drop, you turn up the heat in your home to keep your family warm and cozy.  HVAC units suffer from regular wear and tear – without preventative maintenance you couldn’t possibly know about an issue big or small until its too late. Investing in a winter tune-up significantly decreases the chances of an unexpected repair.  We have listed a few steps to avoid HVAC repairs this winter.

  • Have your air conditioner’s pressure checked.
  • Clean and replace filters and equipment
  • Test your thermostat often
  • Check doors and windows for any air leaks
  • Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors and change the batteries

Having your unit checked can help prevent repairs, heat loss and potential home fires from faulty equipment. Be safe and stay warm this winter season

Decorating Safety

11/28/2019 (Permalink)

Dad inspecting Christmas lights Inspect your Christmas Lights!

Now that our tummies are filled with Turkey and another Blessed Thanksgiving is in the books it’s time to break out the Christmas Cheer and begin decorating for the Holidays. Check your lights and decorations to assure they are operating correctly to prevent from any disasters in advance. We pack up our decorations and think all is well, but you never know what little creatures (squirrels – chipmunks etc.) that’s had some fun chewing on your lights while you’re on vacation. Always inspect your wiring on your lights and other decorations for frayed cords and broken wires. Replace any strands of lights that flicker on and off. Keep live trees away from any heat sources and turn out your lights when leaving your home or turn in for the night. Better to be safe than sorry!

Commercial Carpet Cleaning and the Benefits

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO team onsite at a nursing home in Laurens SC cleaning carpets for the resisdents and staff SERVPRO team during a professional carpet cleaning in Laurens SC

Most all business use an inhouse housekeeping service to clean their business on a weekly basis but having your business cleaned professionally can have many benefits to your office space and employees. Whether you are running your business or an owner of commercial building, having a clean office space for tenants can attract good tenants and leave them with a good feeling from you the landlord as someone who cares about their property and those who chose them to make their business a success.

Commercial carpet cleaning can help reduce the amount of allergens and germs that accumulate which results in a healthier staff and a more productive work place. Employees work harder when they know their workplace is clean and cared for it helps motivate them with a sense of pride in their work environment.

Having your carpets cleaned by the professionals of SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties can take the unnecessary stress off you and your employees. Call us today!

Commercial Water Damage Tips

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water Removal from a buidling after a flood SERVPRO has you covered!

Commercial Water Damage

There are many ways that your office can flood, and as a business owner it’s important that you know what these are, what to do about it, and whom to call. Water damage is serious, and if you are not prepared or don’t have a plan in place when it happens to you, your business could be shut down for an unnecessary amount of time. Below is a list of a few water damage causes. 

Extreme weather. Flooding can happen very quickly. What starts out as a small storm can suddenly turn into something larger and cause a lot more damage than anyone expected. If your commercial property or business resides in an older building, there is a chance that water damage will occur. For example, a small leak on the roof can turn into a flooding situation inside your business.

Damaged appliances. Most all office buildings have a kitchen or break room area with a refrigerator dishwasher and ice maker.  If one of these appliances fail, they can cause a significant amount of water damage to your business.

Backed up sewer lines. Bathrooms are another source of possible problems. It is not uncommon for the sewer lines to get backed up, releasing contaminated water into the building. This type of water damage is extremely dangerous because the water is filled with hazardous waste and other contaminants.

Broken pipes. Broken or cracked pipes are very common in commercial buildings, especially as they age. Always check your pipes under sinks and toilets for any leaks because once these lines bust – you have a major problem on your hands!

Ongoing maintenance to your commercial property is necessary to avoid water damage. But  water damage happens But you can trust that SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties will be there for you “Like it never even happened”

Dangers of Hoarding

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

A view of an home with an extreme hoarding situation A home with an extreme hoarding situation.

Let’s face it will all have a small amount of hoarding in our genes – we hold on to keepsakes – it’s natural but when it starts to get out of control it can be very dangerous to your health, mental state and your home! Mold can grow in areas that are unable to be seen – Mold spores are dangerous and can cause breathing problems and other health issues that you don’t even realize your being affected by – call it being nose blind! Cleaning up a hoarder site situation can expose you to many biohazards such as Staph, E. Coli to name a few. You must protect yourself during the clean up and if this seems to be overwhelming call the SERVPRO professionals. We are here for you to help in any situation!

Are your Ducts in a Row?

3/14/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Air Ducts before and after cleaning side by side photo Before and After

Do you have your Ducts in a Row? Is Duct Cleaning Necessary?

Air quality in your home is important but unfortunately this is something we probably don’t think about as often as we should! Keeping dust, pollen and pet dander or what I like to call “Magical Fibers of Joy and Love” out of the air you breathe involves more than changing your air filters on a monthly basis.  Do you ever think about your air ducts? I sure didn’t until I found myself dusting daily! Who has time for that?? Contaminants collect in the duct system too so that $10 air filter cannot not do it all…Who knew? 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 – Ever found a dead mouse in your house? Without clean air ducts the smell can linger for months
  • Mold – Who wants that? Microbial growth can grow in your duct system without you even knowing it! Especially if your home as been affected by water damage from flooding or foundation cracks.

SO… Who ya gonna call??  News flash ..Ghostbusters can’t handle air ducts… but SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties can!!  Call us today at 803-276-0290 or 864-833-4411 to schedule an appointment!

Commercial and Residential Restoration Services

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Newberry and Laurens Counties. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – (803) 276-0290 (864) 833-4411

Residential Services

Whether your Newberry or Laurens County home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Newberry or Laurens County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. 

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration 

This holiday make your office smell good, not overpowering

12/4/2017 (Permalink)

Make your office appealing not overpowering by using aromatherapy.

We notice if something smells particularly bad or particularly good, but average smells don't usually generate a lot of notice. However, scent can actually affect your mood, for better or worse. That's why it's important to ensure that your office smells good, but not overpowering.

Deodorization and Odor Removal

The first step to making an office smell good is to sniff out the source of any negative odors. This can be surprisingly difficult, as the culprit might be hiding in the walls, ceiling, or floor. Here at SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties, we're pros at finding and eliminating the source of any negative odors.

Once we've determined what's causing an unpleasant odor in your office space, we use industry-leading deodorization methods to target and remove both the negative odor and its source.

Adding in Positive Scents

While removing an odor can make a huge difference in the smell of a space and on employees' moods, it often isn't enough. Olfactory bulbs, which are the parts of our body that process scents, have a direct effect on the parts of the brain which process emotion and learning. This means that adding positive scents to the office can make working there an incredibly pleasant experience, and can also function to improve productivity!

Scents proven to increase mood and focus are:

Lemon, Jasmine, Rosemary, Peppermint

  • Lemon can promote concentration and produce calming effects. It also contains natural antibacterial properties, which can be a lifesaver for offices!
  • Jasmine has been shown to lift your mood by producing feelings of confidence and increasing optimism and energy.
  • Rosemary helps to improve focus and clarity as well as fighting physical tiredness – great effects for a workplace to have.
  • Peppermint increases concentration, focus, and acts as an energy booster to help you come up with brilliant ideas.

Just be careful not to overdo any aromatherapy, as too much scent in the workplace can cause productivity to drop or irritate allergies.

If you have a need for odor removal or deodorization services in the Newberry or Laurens area, SERVPRO of Newberry and Laurens Counties has the technical experience, know-how, and professional savvy to make your office smell brand new again. Contact us today to see how we can help your business smell its best!