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Decisions, Decisions - Choose SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown County

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Life is made up of choices. Some are expected: what career you will choose, where you will live; who will be your life partner; how many kids you will have, and the list goes on!

There are, however, unexpected choices that life will throw your way. These choices can be little blips on the road, or they can involve huge detours. We call those detours: disasters. 

Sometimes, all it takes is a little burst pipe to qualify for those disasters. Which of these unexpected events come an unexpected choice: who will you call? If you don’t deal with these kinds of things regularly, it can be a stressful time. Between figuring out: who to call, how did this happen, and how can I make it stop, there are many choices involved in the disaster restoration process. This is why SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown makes it easy for you: choose us. 

Choose the best restoration company in the world. 

Choose trained and industry certified technicians.

Choose the crew that’s available 24/7/366.

Choose to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Choose SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown. We’re Here to Help. 

When Storms Come Horry & Georgetown, So Do We

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

Storms can be scary and unpredictable, but instead of panicking, we encourage you to prepare for the worst that could happen.
That can mean stocking up on non-perishable food items such as canned goods and plenty of water. But it can also mean knowing who to call in case something happens.
When disasters of any kind strike, SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown County is available to help restore your home or commercial property following a loss.
This includes water extraction caused by flooding or leaks in your roof or basement; contents restoration; fire damage that may have been caused by circuit shortages or electrical outbreaks; downed trees that damaged property. If it’s damage to your home, commercial property, or structure, chances are we can help you.
If you’ve ever been affected by a storm or natural disaster, you’d know that SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown County is never far behind. SERVPRO has often been called to assist in numerous local and national restoration efforts such as Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Harvey, and Hurricane Ike, to name a few. So when it comes to restoring your home or commercial property, we know what we’re doing.
We encourage you always to be prepared, just like we are.
Ready for whatever happens.

Beware of Secondary Water Damage in your Georgetown home

11/13/2020 (Permalink)

The funny thing about water damage is even if an area doesn’t look wet, there’s always a chance that the place where the water damage occurred hasn’t properly dried.

Once water damage happens, it’s important to call a professional water damage restoration technician, like those at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County, to get to work right away to restore the damage. 

The more time spent between the damage occurring and getting a professional on-site to restore, the less likely it is that we’ll be able to prevent secondary water damage. 

This can include: 

  • Mold growth
  • Electrical damage, 
  • Corrosion of metal materials
  • Wood rot
  • Material damage of laminate or hardwood flooring 

A good rule of thumb to follow after any disaster is this: call a professional as soon as you are aware of the damage. The longer you wait, the more damage the disaster will cause, and the less likely it will be restorable. 

Our technicians are available 24/7/365 to assist with all emergency disasters. Call our office after your water damage to ensure it is properly dried and to prevent secondary damage. SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County is Here to Help. 843-236-6278

Learn About Hurricanes In Horry & Georgetown County

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is winding down this year, but we are not out of the woods yet.

It has been about a month now since Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina and South Carolina, but the impact is still being felt even now.

It was a lot of rain and a few hours without power for many people, but for some, it was life-changing and very destructive.

It is important to learn from disasters like these so that you can be better prepared the next time tragedy and mother nature strikes.

Here are a few things to think about having ready or doing well before next Hurricane Season:

  • Make sure you locate and get educated on all of your important documents and insurance policies and procedures.
  • Have an emergency plan in place for if evacuation is necessary.
  • Make digital copies of as many important documents as you can and keep them safer by uploading them to a cloud service or device.
  • Organize a kit that has essential supplies and gear if you are going to weather the storm.

These are just a few things you can do to make sure you are more prepared for the next storm that comes to the Grand Strand.

If you have suffered storm damage, please call SERVPRO today!

Make Sure to Prepare for a Storm

11/1/2020 (Permalink)

In recent years, many different types of disasters have affected the United States. Flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and blizzards are natural disasters that can threaten your home, business, and community. During National Preparedness Month, your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals want you and your customers to be aware of the steps to take to help prepare for Mother Nature's worst. 

    National Preparedness Month is the perfect opportunity to review your emergency plan. Emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like yours, to people just like you. Tornado outbreaks, river floods, flash floods, historical earthquakes, and even water main breaks and power outages in U.S. cities affecting millions of people for days at a time. 

    Now is the time to think about the basics, things you will need in advance of an emergency, how you will communicate, what supplies you will need to keep in your home, car, or office. Use the list provided here to build an emergency supply kit to ensure your family is equipped and ready for any disaster type. The more you know about what to do in an emergency, the more confident and secure you will feel in your abilities to manage through a disaster. 

    Preparation is the key to making it through any size disaster, whether it is a small water leak, a large fire, or an area flood. The best time to plan for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but now, you can plan for it. Contact your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professionals for more information and tools to help you be "Ready for whatever happens." 

PREPARATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire or flood often depends on today's emergency planning. Th e regular occurrence of natural disasters demonstrates the importance of being prepared for any emergency. While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place, and practice for all kinds of emergencies. The following are common-sense measures business owners and managers can take to start getting ready. A commitment to begin planning today will help support your employees, customers, the community, the local economy, and the country. It also protects your business investment

and gives your company a better chance for survival.

Review the following questions to learn if your company is prepared.

Be Informed.

Do you know what kind of emergencies might affect your company? Do you know what you will do in an emergency?

Develop a Business Continuity Plan.

Do you know which staff, procedures, and equipment are necessary to keep operating? Do you have back-up plans for those operations? Do you know what you will do if your building or plant is not accessible? Do you know what you will do if a disaster impacts your suppliers? Are you ready for utility disruptions?

Prepare your Emergency Plan.

Do you have an evacuation and shelter-in-place plan? Do you have a plan to communicate with employees before, during, and after an incident? Do you have copies of buildings and site maps with utilities and emergency routes marked? Are your employees trained for medical emergencies?

Practice the Emergency Plan.

Have you practiced your plan recently? Do you practice and coordinate with other businesses in your building or industrial complex? Have you reviewed your plans in the last 12 months?

Review of Insurance Coverage.

Have you reviewed your insurance coverage recently to see if you're covered in a disaster?

Secure Your Facility and Equipment.

Have you secured all the ways people, products, and supplies get into your building? Have you conducted a room-by-room walk-through to determine what can be strapped down?

Improve Cyber Security.

Do you regularly install patches to your software? Have you installed a firewall on your computer? Do you regularly update your antivirus software? 

Promote Family and Individual Preparedness.

Do you encourage employees to have a personal

emergency supply kit and a family communication plan?

If you answered "No" to any of these questions, visit ready.gov or call SERVPRO and learn how to prepare your business better. 

Why Realtors Should Choose SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

Currently, we are in a time where the real estate market is hot. Houses are selling faster than they can be listed. We see interest rates dropping to an all-time low, and what a better time to have an edge with a reputation for having quality listings, whether it be a commercial or a residential listing. SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County understands that you want to move a sale quickly to get your commission. How your listing looks is everything to a potential buyer, and we can assist in making that happen. It doesn’t matter what shape or situation your listing is in, the SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County team can assist you in many different ways to make this sale quick and the most profitable for you! Our team can help you inspect a crawlspace/attic area for mold, water, or biohazard damage and fix this damage efficiently. Our team can even assist in estate sales in hoarder cleanouts with optional inventory itemization and cleaning services. A SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County professional would be happy to attend your next sales meeting to discuss how to recognize the potential for mold and what to do in case of a fire or water emergency.

Summer Time Means Storm Damage In Myrtle Beach

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Summer storms wreak havoc all over the world and Myrtle Beach is no different.

Summer storms can lead to fires, floods, power outages, lightning strikes, wind damage and more. To make sure you and your family stay safe during the summer storms in Myrtle Beach follow these 5 important tips and procedures!

1. Have a Summer Storm Damage Survival Kit.

2. Stay inside and away from windows if possible.

3. Use flashlights and head lamps instead of candles.

4. Unplug as many appliances as possible.

5. Try not to open refrigerators or freezers while the power is out.

When the summer storm settles and power is restored do a survey of everything that might be broken or missing. Also make sure all family members and pets are accounted for.

If your house has sustained significant water or fire damage call the local authorities first, then call SERVPRO. We will help anyway we can.

Water Damage In My Georgetown House

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

What should I do if my home has water damage? 

Water damage—from a broken pipe, a leaky roof or a sink overflow—can cause significant damage to your home, especially if the damage is not properly repaired. 

There are some simple steps you can take until help arrives:

• If the source of water is still leaking, identify the source and stop it if you can.

• If the water is coming from a burst or leaking pipe, turn off the water at its source.

• If the water is coming through the roof or broken windows, try to cover them to prevent further damage.

• Move wet items to drier areas.

• Place aluminum foil coasters or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.

• Save damaged items and any parts you may need to replace— your claims representative may want to inspect them.

• Do not use electrical equipment or appliances while standing on wet carpet or floors.

• To document the damage, make a list of the temporary repairs you make and take photographs.

• Make sure to save your receipts

SERVPRO specializes in water damage restoration and clean up, call us today if you need help. 843-236-6278

Flood Facts

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

There is always a potential for flood damage, no matter where you live. According to the American Red Cross, floods cause more damage in the United States every year than any other weather-related disaster. The American Red Cross offers these flood safety tips:

-Stay away from floodwaters. If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet.

-If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.

-Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. 

If a flood occurs and affects you, call SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County. Even minor floods have the potential to cause significant damage. We are faster to ANY size disaster. Let us help you get your life back in order.

Thunderstorm Damage To My Myrtle Beach Home

8/24/2020 (Permalink)

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We all know that thunderstorms can actually cause major damage to your homes.

But who do you call when the clouds roll out?

SERVPRO has been fixing storm damaged homes in the Grand Strand area for decades. Our highly trained technicians are qualified to handle almost anything wicked storms can throw at them.

They have the experience, training and equipment to handle a small flood to massive thunderstorm damage resulting in holes in your roof, water damaged floors and even fire damage caused by lightning.

Why trust the process of putting your home and sometimes your family back together to any old person with a truck and a few tools. SERVPRO is licensed and insured to give you the ultimate peace of mind that you are in good hands.

Call us today 843-236-6278