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Our Professionals Can Save Your Water Damaged Charleston Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Professionals Can Save Your Water Damaged Charleston Home Reach out to us as at (843) 577-2470 as soon as you realize there is an issue, so no time is wasted in restoring your home.

Water Damage Restoration For Your Charleston Home

There are four appliances in your Charleston home that are the most common culprits when it comes to water leaks. These include your refrigerator, washing machine, sump pump, and dishwasher. These appliances should be inspected several times each year, as doing so could save you time and money you might lose cleaning up after a water damage emergency.

If you’ve already had a failed appliance in your home, the quicker you clean up the mess, the better. To help you do this, a professional water damage remediation company in Charleston is your best option. At SERVPRO, we have the experience and the tools needed to get the job done in a timely fashion, and we make it look as if nothing ever happened when we are finished.

In regards to your washing machine, the supply line that connects to the machine should be routinely checked. All materials only last so long, and several factors can affect the life expectancy such as water pressure, the type of water, how often you use the machine and installation techniques. Look for signs of water deposits or corrosion. It is a good idea to replace rubber hoses with braided metal supply lines.

If your refrigerator has an ice maker, it can spring a leak if the water line gets clogged or damaged. Check it to ensure it is attached securely as well. If you need to replace the line at some point, it is relatively inexpensive.

In most water damage emergencies, SERVPRO techs use a closed drying system, which closes off the affected area from the outside air and the rest of your home. Dehumidification equipment is used for the inside air, and we have to control the indoor environment using dehumidifiers and air movers. Smaller areas are easier to dry, and we can create a drying chamber by hanging plastic sheeting around the affected area, or we can close windows and doors.

Your dishwasher can leak around its base or under your sink. Look for discoloration of the floor or dishwasher, water damage to cabinets nearby, or soft or warped floor materials.

If you have a sump pump, having a backup power source installed such as a generator or battery backup is wise. Test it yearly, preferably before the wettest season.

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston is always available to help you dry your home in Charleston or the surrounding areas back out after a failed appliance has created water damage. Reach out to us as at (843) 577-2470 as soon as you realize there is an issue, so no time is wasted in restoring your home.

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What is the Best Way to Dry Water Damaged Concrete in Charleston?

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial What is the Best Way to Dry Water Damaged Concrete in Charleston? SERVPRO of Downtown Charlotte is ready to tackle your water damage restoration needs.

Commercial Water Removal Experts In Charleston Talk About Removing Moisture From Concrete

Any building in Charleston that has running water can suffer from plumbing failure. When a pipe breaks inside your food storage warehouse, it is wise to call in a professional commercial water removal company such as SERVPRO. Our water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can utilized advanced equipment and techniques to dry out your contents and structural components quickly. When dealing with food storage facilities, we know that excessive moisture can ruin your food items. If your products get wet, it can become costly to replace several of your products, so conducting commercial prompt water removal is vital.

Even a small crack in one of your water pipes can spray hundreds of gallons into your company's building quickly. During any commercial water removal project in Charleston, we start by extracting the moisture while it is in its liquid form. Removing liquid H2O is much easier than removing it once it soaks into your contents and building materials and evaporates into the air. If there is a large amount of standing water, we first use a submersible pump to pull out the water and put it into a sewage drain. Next, we utilize heavy-duty extractors and specialized tools to remove moisture from wet surfaces, including your flooring materials.

Once all of the liquid water gets extracted by our SERVPRO team of WRTs, we then begin the applied structural drying (ASD) process. When implementing ASD, we use a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The air movers move moist air away from affected surfaces while the dehumidifiers pull moisture out of the air.

When drying out your food warehouse, removing moisture from your wet concrete floors is vital. Moisture that soaked into your concrete floors can raise the relative humidity levels inside your warehouse. When the humidity levels rise, the water vapor in the air can ruin your food products or cause problems with any wooden shelving units.

When drying out concrete, our water damage restoration technicians at SERVPRO can implement desiccant dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers use a silica gel to attract moisture particles. The machine then heats of the gel to release the moisture. Desiccant systems work better with hard non-porous materials like concrete than refrigerant dehumidifiers. If you ever need concrete inside your warehouse dried out, call SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston at (843) 577-2470 24 hours a day.

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Our Experts Explain How We Stop The Slow-Moving Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Charleston Home

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Experts Explain How We Stop The Slow-Moving Effects Of Flood Damage In Your Charleston Home SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston has helped local homeowners for years to recover from the devastating effects of water and flood damage.

SERVPRO Stops These Slow-Moving Effects Of Flood Damage In Charleston

Flood damage can impact your home in many ways. While it might be clear and evident that waters can scar your carpeting, walls, furniture, and other visible parts of the home, some types of damage can reach much deeper if you do not take care of them quickly. SERVPRO technicians remain on standby 24/7 to respond to local disasters since only a few hours can make the difference between a smooth, simple water cleanup and a large-scale flood damage restoration project for victims of a disaster. Here are some of the ways that more significant damages can creep into your home if you are not careful.

Foundational Damage
One of the most essential reasons to hire a fast and certified mitigation company like SERVPRO for flood damage in Charleston is to prevent damage from happening to the foundation of your home. With extended exposure to floodwaters, your home's foundation may start to crack and break, potentially leading to a separate repair project that costs thousands of dollars. These damages can almost always be avoided through fast and comprehensive drying solutions like those planned out by our work crews.

Breakdown of Materials
The longer moisture remains in your property, the more liable materials around the house are to begin breaking down and wearing thin as a result of the water soaked into them. We prioritize removing standing water and excess moisture in your home as one of the first things to work towards when we arrive at your home hours after the disaster.

Mold Growth
Without fast drying and special preventative measures, the risk of mold growth in your home can be high after a flood. SERVPRO technicians are always certified to prevent and treat mold damage before and when it starts to appear in your home.

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston has helped local homeowners for years to recover from the devastating effects of water and flood damage. Call us 24/7 at (843) 577-2470.

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Charleston Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Effective Smoke Odor Removal

5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Charleston Properties Rely on SERVPRO for Effective Smoke Odor Removal Charleston Home Has Smoke Odors? Fire Damage? Call the Green Fleet for Improved Indoor Air Quality and Cleanup

Our Smoke and Fire Odor Removal Team Gets Your Charleston Home Smelling Lovely Again

There are many reasons why a home in Charleston might smell like smoke. Wood-burning stoves can back smoke into the home, stove-top fires can spread smoke into other areas of the house, and small fires that you managed to put out before it became necessary to call the fire department can leave smoky odors in your home.
 
We want homeowners to know that SERVPRO can help make their Charleston home smell healthy again after fire-related odors take hold and make things uncomfortable. We know how to make it “Like it never even happened." When we arrive at your home, we come prepared with the different tools and devices that can rid your property of the substances that create the odors. We do more than just adding a scent to cover the odors – we perform the work that makes them unable to bother you again.
 
We physically remove as many as possible items coated with soot or charred from a fire. Our first step in controlling odors is the removal of the soot and smoke residue that produces such odors. Cleanup can be the most crucial step to restoring good indoor air quality (IAQ.)
 
Sometimes smoke gets into the cavities inside your walls and ceilings. If possible, we remove the smoke deposits from those areas. Many times, we seal these areas so smoke particles cannot get back into your living space as they disintegrate into smaller pieces.
 
Thermal fogging works to remove leftover particles that cause odor. However, first, we discuss with you this and other result-producing options. Fogging forces chemical neutralizers into the same areas that the fire's heat pushed the smoke into, which is a good option for homes with numerous enclosed areas. Our hydroxyl generators and ozone machines can help deodorize the contents in your home if they seem to be producing offensive odors.
 
Ozone's benefits include working more quickly than hydroxyl generators can, while we can continue working in the area if hydroxyl generators suit your needs better. Hydroxyl generators can keep running even while the area remains occupied, and does not cause harm to damp carpets like ozone often does.
 
If your home has developed an odor from a past fire or other issues, call us, SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston at (843) 577-2470. We can make things pleasant again for you and your family.

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Our Professionals Have The Tools And Expertise To Restore Your Charleston Home

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Professionals Have The Tools And Expertise To Restore Your Charleston Home We are always available and ready to go! You can call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week and we will respond quickly to restore your home.

Moisture Detection and Wicking in Drywall of Your Charleston Home

Drywall is one of the most common construction materials seen when walking through Charleston homes. With its heavy use as walling components, these elements are relatively cheap and porous materials that can get quickly installed during initial construction. When faced with disasters like water loss incidents, the porous nature of sheetrock can often be highly damaging to the material, leading to substantial degradation and decomposition over a day or more of exposure.

Determining the severity of water damage to your Charleston home is critical, and our SERVPRO professionals have multiple devices and tools that can determine the extent of moisture damage and saturation of affected materials. We have moisture detection tools that can both emit electromagnetic waves and pulses to monitor resistance, giving a general idea of the moisture content to the sampled material. We can also use these same devices with their probe attachments for a more accurate and immediate determination of the moisture content and saturation level of affected materials and elements.

Wicking is a common problem with sheetrock material. With the bulk of water damage naturally finding its way to the floor, most of the pooling and standing water happens around the baseboards of an affected area in your home. From this point, moisture can begin to wick up the drywall towards the ceiling, moving farther along this path as time progresses. The distance that this wicking occurs from the flooring is the point where flood cuts occur.

Flood cuts are a way for our SERVPRO team to remove irreparably damaged drywall without the need to remove full sheets and reinstall them. With controlled demolition techniques, we can save a customer money on the material needed to reconstruct these removed portions and reduce the time it takes to complete this phase.

While water loss recovery can happen in many steps, some materials used to construct your home are more prone to substantial water damage than others. Our SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston rapid response team can arrive quickly to begin mitigation techniques that can save as much of these damaged materials as possible. Give us a call 24/7 at (843) 577-2470.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Charleston Business After Water Damage

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Will Restore Your Charleston Business After Water Damage SERVPRO can store and dry contents off-site to preserve their appearance and functionality after water damage. We are here for you 24/7, call today.

Commercial Water Damage Mitigation in Charleston Orthodontics Office by SERVPRO

Commercial water damage can be disruptive to a business, especially one based in the service sector such as an orthodontics office. It can be chaotic to cancel and reschedule much-needed appointments, not to mention patient unhappiness at having their schedules disrupted. Fast action for cleanup is the key to making both the business owner and their clients happy.

SERVPRO was called to mitigate commercial water damage in a Charleston orthodontics office when a water supply line to a dental unit ruptured overnight. The water ran into several treatment rooms in a single section of the office. Our technicians arrived on site within hours of the initial call and immediately got to work extracting the water so the practice would have as little downtime as possible during cleanup.

Multiple technicians used portable pumps to remove the water damage in the patient rooms so the drying process could begin as quickly as possible. Once extracted, technicians used moisture detection equipment to verify there was no residual moisture under the tile floor. The baseboard under the supply line was removed to allow for airflow behind the wall cavity. The chairs and stools in the patient rooms were placed up on blocks to dry in place.

Drying goals are set by measuring the moisture levels at unaffected areas of the property. Air movers and humidifiers were set up to quickly dry the rooms and lower the air quality to meet the predetermined levels for dryness.
After drying, the final stage of restoration began so the orthodontics office could reopen for business. Our technicians clean the rooms affected by water and ensure they were disinfected and deodorized to meet sanitary standards for seeing patients as soon as they reopened for the day.
Commercial water damage should be addressed professionally to avoid disruption to your business. Our services are available 24/7 when you contact SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston at (843) 577-2470.

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How Our Trained Professionals Remove Contamination From Your Charleston Home

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Trained Professionals Remove Contamination From Your Charleston Home Let our IICRC technicians address contamination in your home through our experience, training and specialized equipment. We are available to you 24/7.

Essential Steps that Help Ease Flood Removal in Charleston

When floods affect your property, there is a need to take immediate mitigation steps that help stop further damage and restore preloss conditions. Flood removal is a complex process but following the right procedures improves the results and shortens the period it takes. We offer professional mitigation services in Charleston.

One of the main issues to address during flood removal in Charleston properties is contamination. As floodwater flows over open spaces, it collects different contaminants including biohazards such as raw sewage and dead animals. It also dissolves insecticides, and other chemicals then deposit them in the affected homes. Our SERVPRO technicians take several measures to address contamination. We spray EPA-registered disinfectants directly into affected areas to deal with pathogens. We also create containment zones where the need arises restricting the spread of contaminants to unaffected areas.

Floodwaters leave different types of debris in the affected areas including silt from outside and the materials it damages inside the house. Removing all the debris is crucial because it also makes it simpler to carry out other restoration steps. Removing debris is mostly a manual process, but it requires caution because some of the materials can be hazardous. Our SERVPRO technicians wear PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, like full body suits, rubber gloves, and boots before shoveling out debris. Having the necessary safety equipment helps them work faster.

Removing pools of standing floodwaters from the house is essential, but it can take time. Proper disposal of such contaminated water is also essential to ensure compliance with regulations from local or federal authorities. Our SERVPRO technicians use truck-mounted water extractors, and submersible pumps to remove standing water fast. Our water extractors also have storage tanks that can hold the water to ensure it is disposed of properly.

When flood damage affects your property, call SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston to help with removal restoring it to its preloss state. You can reach us at (843) 577-2470 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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If Mold Plagues Your Charleston Home, You Need To Call A Professional Restoration Company!

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO If Mold Plagues Your Charleston Home, You Need To Call A Professional Restoration Company! If a leak causes mold damage inside of your kitchen, always get help immediately.

Why You Should Consider SERVPRO For Remediating The Mold Damage In Your Charleston Home

The constantly leaking dishwasher inside of your kitchen can eventually cause mold damage underneath the cabinetry around the device. At times, it may be tempting to push off a problem until a little later, whether it is because you forgot about it or finances are tight. No matter your reasoning, it is never wise to continually expose your kitchen floor and cabinetry to excess moisture. While you may mop it up every time the dishwasher leaks, or even place a towel down in anticipation, those measures cannot protect your kitchen from water damage. As the omnipresent mold spores begin to feed off of the excess moisture, a colony can begin to take root and grow.

Finding mold damage inside of your Charleston kitchen may seem like another problem that you can set aside for the time being. However, the opposite could not be more accurate. Mold damage can cause health effects and impact every individual who lives inside of your home negatively. Furthermore, mold can cause decay in organic materials over time, such as the wooden cabinetry inside of your kitchen. Because of the various damages mold can cause, it is imperative for you to call for help as soon as possible after finding it.

SERVPRO has an excellent reputation for being swift, skilled, and friendly, which we uphold with dignity. It's always our goal to leave our customer feeling happy. Our team is filled with IICRC-certified technicians, and SERVPRO always uses advanced equipment to solve your mold damage problems.

When SERVPRO arrives at your property and investigates the mold damage, we can swiftly make a plan to remediate. To reach all of the mold damage, we can uninstall your cabinetry and clean it thoroughly with a disinfectant. Now that your dishwasher has been fixed, and is no longer needed, water damage should no longer be a concern, but to prevent regrowth, we can use an antifungal agent on the floors and cupboards to ensure that regrowth cannot occur. To remove the musty smell from your kitchen, SERVPRO can use an air scrubber to remove active mold spores from the air, as well as the very particles that cause the malodor.

If a leak causes mold damage inside of your kitchen, always get help immediately. Speak with a representative of SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston by phoning (843) 577-2470. Night or day, our techs are always ready to rush to your aid.

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Saving Your Charleston Office Building From Water Damage

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Saving Your Charleston Office Building From Water Damage SERVPRO Helps Commercial Buildings with Water Damage Restoration in Charleston

SERVPRO Provides Water Removal and Cleanup for Charleston Businesses

Office buildings can easily be seen all throughout Charleston. With so much valuable and sensitive information contained in every one of these facilities, it is no wonder that many of them have state-of-the-art security systems and even guards to monitor nighttime activities. One thing that your security system cannot protect these files and valuable equipment from is water damage from an unexpected break, however. 
 
Water damage to your Charleston office building does not have to be an overwhelming and traumatic event, so long as you already know whom to call and whom you trust to get the place back in order quickly. Our SERVPRO team has a long-standing history of restoring water damage in commercial properties, and we have the tools and experience to do the job efficiently and to do it right. 
 
From the moment that our crew arrives on the scene, our assessment process begins. The objective here is to determine the source of the water damage and to keep this situation from getting worse. Once the source of the water has been repaired by us if minor,  or stopped, restoration of the affected area can officially begin. Depending on the severity of the situation, water extraction efforts might be the first step in the plan. Typically for water that is not pooling heavily, portable pumps and wet-vacs suffice for water extraction. 
 
Drying the area is the next step, as this completely removes all of the moisture and allows for a more thorough look at potential structural damages and areas in need of repair. Drying is typically done using a combination of air movers and dehumidification equipment. To ensure that all of the water has been dried out, thermal imagery might get employed to survey inside of walls and under flooring for wet spots. These are areas that cannot get seen with the naked eye, but leaving the moisture could later result in mold growth. 
 
Our SERVPRO team commits itself to working quickly and thoroughly to mitigate your losses. From your out-of-pocket expenses or the time that your doors have to remain closed to the clients you serve for our restoration process to occur, our IICRC certified technicians work to make it as easy as possible for you. 
 
If your office building has a water emergency, give SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston a call. Our rapid response team of certified restoration specialists can be reached anytime by calling (843) 577-2470.

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Water Removal Services Using Advanced Equipment for All Charleston Area Residents

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Removal Services Using Advanced Equipment for All Charleston Area Residents SERVPRO uses various types of extraction equipment to remove water in your home during the restoration process.

Rely on Industry Trained SERVPRO Technicians for Thorough and Efficient Water Removal

One of the most important things to remember when dealing with water issues on your Charleston property is to take quick, decisive action. Every minute that you spend deliberating can lead to additional damages that make the possibility of successfully restoring your home, harder. 

Contacting a qualified water removal company in Charleston gives you access to professionals who understand how to extract water from your home correctly. With the proper personnel, resources, and equipment, your water removal company can make multiple passes to ensure proper water removal and quick drying of the structural components of your home. 

SERVPRO professionals take water removal seriously, using various types of extraction equipment to remove water from flooring, furniture, and other contents found in your home as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is a part of our job to make IICRC-industry certified technicians available who understand the water removal process and work hard to put training and experience to work for you.

SERVPRO technicians use both portable and truck mounted extractors that make removing water found on your property quicker. The entire extraction process involves putting the three major components, the heater, pump, and vacuum system, to work for you. Our technicians choose the right extraction tools for your circumstances while maintaining the delicacy necessary to protect your property.

Your local SERVPRO is an independently owned and operated company, offering a variety of water removal, cleaning, and restoration services throughout the area. We use infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers, dehumidifiers, air-moving equipment, and advanced drying and cleaning techniques to restore your property, personal belongings, and living environment to a quality pre-water damage condition that you and your family can enjoy. 

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston has emergency response teams available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. We are always nearby and ready to help residents throughout surrounding areas with any size problem you may face. Call our offices today for access to qualified professionals, advanced equipment, and resources that enable you to recover, quicker. (843) 577-2470

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