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Got Water Damage In Your Charleston Business? Our Team Is Faster to Any Size Disaster!

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Got Water Damage In Your Charleston Business? Our Team Is Faster to Any Size Disaster! During water emergencies, we are just a phone call away.

Commercial Water Cleanup In Charleston Can Save Your Business

The pipe leaking under the sink in the bathroom of your music shop may force you to shut down for a time while professionals clean up the mess. We know that your business needs to be open for you to make a profit, so you can expect us to work quickly. Plus, we understand that you do not wish to disappoint your customers who like to come in daily to browse and shop.

SERVPRO water cleanup in Charleston can help you get back in business as soon as possible. Our teams are well trained and can stop the leak and remove water from the premises fast. Excess water can ruin your floor tiles and walls and can also damage the structure of the building. Plus, moisture can ruin various contents inside the store such as musical instruments and display cases, which can be costly. Dampness can also lead to mold growth, which can cause health effects. Calling us right away may help reduce damages and lower restoration costs.

The water removal process may involve the utilization of portable extractors, wet vacs and pumps to remove water quickly. If there is a large amount of water, we may need to employ truck-mounted extractors. Next, we can start drying the affected areas. Typically, our crews use air movers, heaters and axial fans to dry structures fast. If necessary, the team may use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture and to speed up drying.

Our techs may also need to pack-out some of the items inside the store such as sheet music, musical books and various instruments like guitars, organs, horns, and drums. If we remove any contents from the structure, our team can wrap, label and categorize every item. Plus, they can bar-code, photograph and tag all items. This step helps keep accurate records that can be helpful for your insurance claim.

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston provides dependable commercial water cleanup restoration that can make it look “Like it never even happened.” During water emergencies, we are just a phone call away. Contact us at (843) 577-2470. When possible, we can return your shop to its preloss condition.

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How Our Experts Will Restore Your Home In Charleston After A Fire

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Our Experts Will Restore Your Home In Charleston After A Fire With a wide array of resources and highly-trained technicians available 24/7, SERVPRO is a wise choice for anyone contending with fire damage.

Tools For Smoke Recovery At Your Fire-Damaged Charleston Home

Smoke can often be one of the most troublesome effects to overcome after disaster impacts your Charleston residence. From small localized events to widespread structural damages, smoke can penetrate far beyond the source of the flames to affect many areas and items within the property. One of the focuses of the rigorous training our technicians undergo to obtain their IICRC certifications for Fire and Smoke Restoration is identifying the type of smoke that has impacted the property and the appropriate measures to take to remove the harmful and noxious effects.

Overcoming the fire damages in your Charleston home might be more complicated and intricate than many homeowners realize. Our SERVPRO professionals get equipped with the latest equipment to provide efficient and effective service in removing harsh odors and residues from the premises following widespread smoke damages. This leading equipment can make our franchise a wise choice for those looking to reduce restoration costs without jeopardizing the quality of the completed product.

One of the tools at our disposal to help contend with the harsh environment that our technicians often get exposed to when entering a fire-damaged home for the first time is our hydroxyl generators. These machines can help clean an environment from not only harsh odors, but also germs, pollutants, lingering smoke, and other needs for sanitation. Best of all, these small machines can safely get used around pets and humans.

Thermal foggers are another piece of equipment vital to odor removal when our SERVPRO technicians are on site. These machines release a dense chemical compound safe for use on soft materials and open areas that neutralizes odor molecules on contact to eliminate the noxious scent permanently from your home.

Cleaning and air quality are primary concerns for professional restorers like ours when it comes to setting your home back to its original condition following a fire incident. With a wide array of resources and highly-trained technicians available 24/7, SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston is a wise choice for anyone contending with fire damages to their property. Give us a call anytime you need us at (843) 577-2470.

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How SERVPRO Technicians Train to Remediate Water Damage in Your Charleston Home

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Technicians Train to Remediate Water Damage in Your Charleston Home SERVPRO has the equipment, expertise and training to meet all of your water damage needs,

The Partnership Of Trained Technicians And Advanced Equipment Is Why SERVPRO Is The Water Damage Solution In Charleston

The water loss remediation industry continuously devises new equipment that takes a Charleston property from soaked and deteriorating to dry and clean faster and more efficiently. As amazing as innovative tools are, it takes a crew of seasoned and highly-qualified technicians to use them to the best effect. Professional water remediation companies deliver their best outcomes when the workers pledge to train and recertify on a regular basis.

When you face water damage in your Charleston home, you benefit from cutting-edge equipment and crews who know how to operate them according to industry standards. Even diehard do-it-yourselfers recognize that managing water incursions is a tricky business, requiring not only hard work but also a solid understanding of the science behind water removal and structural drying.

Developing professional expertise to mitigate water damage is why SERVPRO sends our crew members to the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) classes. The IICRC is a standards developing and establishing organization worldwide. Skills taught to the employees we sent to remediate and restore your home base their effectiveness on research.

An example of a task that might seem straightforward enough to be within the grasp of every homeowner is carpet water extraction. The equipment resembles a shop vac, and a homeowner typically feels comfortable operating a vacuum. Why SERVPRO requires crew members to complete a comprehensive IICRC course in carpet cleaning relates to the problems that can occur if standards are unknown or ignored.

The art and science of extracting water from carpeting or other floor coverings are not intuitive. An effective way to pull moisture out of a carpet is with a weighted wand extractor. SERVPRO IICRC-trained technicians learned and practiced the techniques that extract moisture without putting stress on the textile floor covering. Inexperienced individuals can stretch the carpet fabric by exerting too much pressure or moving too quickly across a surface. Inappropriate force might cause delamination of the carpet backing from the carpet face. 

SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston delivers high-quality water mitigation results by arranging for professional training of all our technicians. Schedule an appointment with our top-notch workforce by calling (843) 577-2470.

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Fire Damage In Charleston Is No Match For Our Skilled Technicians

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage In Charleston Is No Match For Our Skilled Technicians With the professional restoration services that we offer, it is possible to safeguard the structure and its occupants.

Professional Help Is Necessary When Restoring Fire Damage In Charleston

When flames engulf a property, the danger is obvious. However, the threat does not end after putting out the fire. The combustion process introduces gases and aerosols in the affected environment, and if not cleared, they might lead to health problems when inhaled. In addition to affecting the occupants, the structure also continues to deteriorate in different ways after the fire goes out. Debris and residues, some of which are acidic, can cause such deterioration. The water used to put out the fire from your Charleston property might also lead to deterioration. With the professional restoration services that we offer, it is possible to safeguard the structure and its occupants.

Some level of preparation is necessary before starting the restoration of fire damage in Charleston. It might include the separation of items based on the level of damage. Our SERVPRO technicians separate items into salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable categories which helps reduce the chances of throwing out salvageable items. With our electronic CCIS, content claim inventory service, we can even group items room by room. We also board-up the structure, which helps prevent further damages by intruders or weather elements.

The smoke produced as a fire burns causes some of the damage, so cleanup is necessary. While it is possible to wipe off some of the soot, most of the residues require further steps for proper cleaning. Our SERVPRO crew uses various approaches to clean your property. Mechanical agitation helps dislodge debris from affected areas. We also use some professional cleaning products, which work through chemical action that either dissolves or suspends the soils effectively removing them from the affected material. From our experiences handling clean up after fires, we understand the easiest ways to deal with different kinds of soiling. For example, we know that like dissolves like, so we evaluate the type of soiling before choosing a cleaning solution.

Some aspects of fires like smoke damage and bad odors spread easily even to parts of the property not reached by the flames. By working as a team, our SERVPRO crew cleans and deodorizes all affected areas.

Restoring damages after a fire should not overwhelm you. Call SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston at (843) 577-2470 to assist. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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When Water Threatens To Damage Your Wood Floors In Your Charleston Home Contact The Crew At SERVPRO

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Water Threatens To Damage Your Wood Floors In Your Charleston Home Contact The Crew At SERVPRO Within just a couple of days after a water incident in your home, the saturation and moisture can warp and bloat wood flooring.

Protecting Wood Floors From Water Damage In Your Charleston Home

Every type of disaster that can affect your Charleston home can adversely and substantially threaten the construction materials and structural elements of the property. When it comes to water loss incidents, all these same components remain at risk for as long as the situation is poorly maintained and not professionally cleaned up. Our 24-hour rapid response team can help you.

From leaking and faulty appliances to leaks and breaks through indoor plumbing, your Charleston home has numerous potential sources for water damage throughout its life. Whenever your property gets threatened by this kind of damage, you need to protect the structural components of your house by employing professional restorers like our SERVPRO technicians to extract and dry the damage.

Within just a couple of days after a water incident in your home, the saturation and moisture can warp and bloat wood flooring. Once this process has started, it is nearly impossible to salvage. For this reason, it is recommended to procure trained professionals like our team to mitigate the situation immediately after it happens. With our rapid response team, we can arrive quickly to begin extraction work and get drying efforts started to prevent this irreparable damage.

In addition to the distortion of the wood flooring, this same material could become a seat for mold growth. A few days past the water loss incident without professional restoration and your home is likely affected by microbial and mold growth throughout the impacted area. Our SERVPRO water restoration specialists and remediation experts can work in conjunction to eliminate the dampness and to prevent mold growth through the application of our antimicrobial spray solutions.

Whenever a water damage incident occurs in your home, many homeowners become misled into believing they have taken care of the cleanup sufficiently while moisture and dampness persist out of sight. Elements like wood flooring and other susceptible materials can become irreparably damaged and require removal without the appropriate professional intervention. Give our SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston rapid response team a call whenever you need us at (843) 577-2470.

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Our 4 Step Process To Make Sure Your Charleston Home Is Mold Free

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our 4 Step Process To Make Sure Your Charleston Home Is Mold Free Proper planning is necessary when dealing with mold.

Four Important Steps In Remediation Of Mold Damage In Charleston

Apart from being unsightly, mold infestations can create the impressions of a rundown property. You have probably seen a higher percentage of old, dilapidated buildings infested with mold compared to new ones. Mold is also associated with health problems so once detected, taking the necessary remediation steps is essential. We offer remedial services that can help you deal with the problem should it develop in your Charleston property.

The first step when dealing with mold damage in Charleston is documenting the condition of the structure and the extent to which the problem has developed. Our SERVPRO technicians are well equipped to handle this step. We check the level of moisture saturation in the building and the areas to which the infestation has spread. We also review the types of surfaces where the colonies develop including whether there are porous materials affected.

Controlling the spread of mold contaminants at source is essential. Although mold spores are omnipresent, letting the debris from the affected area to spread freely increases the areas that require clean up. Various approaches can help prevent such spread. When demolishing affected drywall, our SERVPRO technicians can set up negative air machines. We also isolate affected areas using plastic sheets.

Removing the mold colonies in the affected areas is another important step. The actual method used depends on the level of infestation or the material involved. For light outbreaks, approaches such as HEPA vacuuming or damp wiping the affected surfaces can help. In cases of severe growth affecting porous materials, the best option is to remove such materials entirely.

Since mold is moisture fueled, correcting the moisture problems identified during the initial inspection is essential. No matter how effective the other remediation steps taken are, any moisture left can fuel future growth. Correcting moisture problems involves sealing any leaks identified. In case the growth occurred after a flooding incident, drying all the affected materials to normal levels is enough. Using moisture meters and sensors, our SERVPRO technicians evaluate all affected areas to ensure they dry to normal levels.

Proper planning is necessary when dealing with mold. Contact SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston to assist. You can reach us 24/7 at (843) 577-2470.

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How Our Team Can Help You Recover From Flood Damage After Hurricane Florence Destroyed Your Charleston Home

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Our Team Can Help You Recover From Flood Damage After Hurricane Florence Destroyed Your Charleston Home Flooding was one of the worst conditions that homes in the area faced, and our technicians continue to be available to help.

Hurricane Florence And Recovering Flood Damages In Your Charleston Home

You might not need a reminder about the effects of hurricanes and severe weather systems on your Charleston home. With the devastation that Hurricane Florence brought to the Carolinas this past month, it is more prevalent than ever the damage that these storms can do with the right conditions. Flooding was one of the worst conditions that homes in the area faced, and our technicians continue to be available to help throughout recovery efforts.

Some Charleston homeowners are getting their first look at flood damages and the kind of condition that a house gets left in, even if it did not get structurally compromised by the gale force winds of the storm. Overcoming these effects might seem nearly impossible at first, but with the right professional assistance such as our experienced SERVPRO technicians, you can start to see the possibility of restoring your damaged home entirely.

While the pooled water throughout your home persists as the most immediate threat, our technicians can get to work quickly on removing this effect through the use of truck-mounted pumps and wet-vacs with extraction wands for more inaccessible areas. The remaining moisture requires a combined effort of air movers to force water out of challenging areas and dehumidification equipment to pull moisture out of materials in the affected areas.

Unfortunately, that is not all that our SERVPRO professionals have to overcome when it comes to widespread flooding like this. Debris, mud, and contaminants all pose risks to your house in their own regard, which require advanced cleaning techniques and equipment to remove the dirt and to disinfect the environment as well. Assessments begin into the structural integrity of affected materials to determine if they still possess the ability to function as they should or require replacement.

Flooding is not something that homeowners can easily overcome, but something that no person has to face on their own. With the industry-leading equipment and expertise of our SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston technicians, you always have the help you need to set things right. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (843) 577-2470.

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How to Get Charleston Area Charities Up and Running After Flooding

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial How to Get Charleston Area Charities Up and Running After Flooding SERVPRO of Downtown Charlotte Removes Water From a Commercial Building

Water Removal For Charleston Charities And Businesses 

Charleston businesses are dealing with flooding now. Getting the water out quickly and drying the facility helps each business reopen its doors. In a situation as we face now, this is not about making a profit, it is about providing the goods and services our community and state needs to recover. Reopening for business also puts residents back to work and paychecks in their pockets so they can keep moving forward.

When it comes to charities, commercial water removal in the Charleston area is primarily about helping people rebuild. SERVPRO restoration teams can clear a building of water, provide the means to wash and dry donated clothing, and return food kitchens to active status so they can cook meals for neighbors who do not have power or are still unable to return to their homes.

We start with anti-bacterial agents and commercial water pumps. Floodwater contains soil and other contaminants, so technicians treat the water as a potential health threat. They spray the water surface and any property that was under the water before it began receding to kill bacteria before wading in.

Next, technicians engage the pumps to remove the water. Since it is still considered contaminated, they have to pump the water into the nearest sewer opening. If the system is not available, they pump the water into a tank truck for delivery to a water treatment plant.

If the shop has donated clothing for sale or to give away, we can help with that. Our equipment inventory has extra-large, commercial washers and dryers that we can bring on-site. If the power is still out, SERVPRO teams have access to a variety of generators that can operate for up to and over 24 hours of continuous operation.

Once we finish removing the water, our team members move in to dry kitchen equipment so that volunteers and employees can begin preparing meals. While some of the cleaning and drying we accomplish by hand, technicians also use a combination of air movers and fans to force warm air across and under appliances to speed up the drying process and draw the damp air out of the facility.

Getting our community back up and thriving is our only goal right now at SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston. If you need us to help others, call today at (843) 577-2470 to get started. We are here for you.

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Don't Stress About Mold Damage - Leave It Up To The Pros At SERVPRO

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Don't Stress About Mold Damage - Leave It Up To The Pros At SERVPRO Our SERVPRO fleet is always on stand by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency!

Addressing Mold Damage Growing in Your Charleston Home During Hurricane Cleanup

After a hurricane hits our area, Charleston residents want to rebuild as quickly as possible. During this time, efforts focus on removing damaged belongings, removing waterlogged drywall and other building materials, and drying everything out.

When your home in Charleston is being restored, you should also keep the prevention of mold damage in mind. Areas in your Charleston home can still suffer from mold and mildew because of the enormous amount of humidity in the air. When your home's affected areas receive the majority of the attention, overlooking undamaged sections can occur.

SERVPRO technicians continue monitoring the air in your home for the amount of water vapor remaining. Because a hurricane dumps water all over and not just near your home, the air outside can stay saturated, also. To reduce the ability of microbes to infest your house, we use multiple air scrubbers to remove airborne spores before they can land and colonize on surfaces. SERVPRO knows it is essential to focus on your house as a whole, and not just on the areas where damage from the hurricane occurred.

Removing damaged materials can open your home's walls up, leaving interior wall cavities exposed so they can dry more rapidly. Where warping seems to occur, we allow time for this to dry. Some warping diminishes with drying. Other areas in your home with wood can also warp and crack. Mold can grow in these areas quite quickly, but removing any damaged floor coverings can help prevent mold damage from ruining the flooring underneath.

Mold damage can also grow in crawl spaces and attics because of the elevated humidity. We can monitor these areas for you to help prevent infestations before they can harm your home. When mold damage begins in full force, the cost of remediation also increases. Preventing such damage during cleanup can help save you money and time. Mold damage is one of the many aspects of a hurricane that can cause health effects.

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SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston wants to help restore your home entirely after a hurricane and making sure mold damage never becomes an issue for our customers is one way we serve our community. Call us at our 24-hour emergency service line, (843) 577-2470, to receive more information on how we can make everything at home “Like it never even happened.”

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Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damages In Your Charleston Home

9/17/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Choosing Professional Restoration For Fire Damages In Your Charleston Home Disasters never strike your home at convenient times, and widespread damages can be difficult to see firsthand when you make it back to your house.

Fire Damage In Your Home

Disasters never strike your Charleston home at convenient times, and widespread damages can be difficult to see firsthand when you make it back to your house. Among the most challenging of these circumstances can be dealing with a fire in your residence, as there are so many potential effects that could spread out through the entire property. Your insurance provider likely suggests the use of professional restoration services, and there are many reasons why this is a wise decision.

Many Charleston homeowners seek to take care of the problems and maintenance needs of their home on their own as best as they are able, but fire damages pose a threat to inexperienced individuals. Our SERVPRO professionals get uniquely trained to handle all facets of fire restoration, including the extensive use of safety and precautionary equipment to keep our technicians safe.

The risks to both providing the photographic evidence and catalog of the damages for your insurance claim and working to clean up the mess are severe following a fire. Once the first responders have completed the extinguishment, there can still be airborne toxins and the overall weakening of multiple areas of your home that could collapse or break loose without warning. Leave the necessary cataloging and assessment to our trained estimator.

Another thing that you should consider as you debate the need for a professional company like our SERVPRO professionals to help overcome the fire damages is the efficient manner in which we approach restoration work. From the moment that we arrive at your home, we begin the process of limiting the damage that you experience, as well as put a plan in place to begin restoration work as quickly as possible.

Your insurance provider might not demand that you use a restoration company to bring your home back to preloss conditions, but it is a wise decision for you to make. Our SERVPRO of Downtown Charleston can work efficiently to restore all of the damages to your home, making it quickly “Like it never even happened.” Our rapid response team is ready 24/7 at (843) 577-2470.

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