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Professional Cleaning for your Myrtle Beach Business

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

Professional Cleaning Professional Cleaning

When it comes to having your business office cleaned, do not trust the job to any old happy maid service.


Your commercial building and office space deserves the utmost care and respect possible. Your documents are vulnerable and you need peace of mind that the company picking up after your employees and deep cleaning every inch of your office space are going to do an amazing job.

The professional technicians at SERVPRO are certified and trained by the best in the business. They use top quality machines and equipment that is unparalleled in the cleaning industry. So have the men and women in green come take care of your workplace or commercial office building in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown Counties 

843-236-6278

We are Cleaning Experts

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

We are the cleaning experts We are the cleaning experts

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown Counties 

843-236-6278

8 Tips on how to use a pressure washer

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

8 Tips on how to use a pressure washer Pressure washer

8 Tips on how to use a pressure washer:

  1. Choose a pressure washer that is best for the job. Different housing materials can withstand various water pressures.
  2. Protect your house's exterior fixtures, like lights, landscaping shrubs and plants, from harmful water pressure. Cover with drop cloths or plastic covering.
  3. Manually scrub any visible dirt and grime from the surface you are power washing with a brush.
  4. Mix the cleaning solution and fill the pressure washer's soap dispenser.
  5. Connect a hose hooked to your water supply to the pressure washer.
  6. Test how close you have to be to pressure wash a house by holding the pressure washer nozzle with both hands about 3 feet from the wall. Walk it in closer until you feel the spray is strong enough to remove dirt but not cause any damage.
  7. Start at the top of the house and move down just like when you paint. 
  8. Rinse from the top down with plain water. Allow the house to dry at least 2 days before painting.

If this sounds like too much work just call SERVPRO, we will do it for you. 843-236-6278

Does and Don'ts for Pediatric Scolds

3/4/2020 (Permalink)

scolds Scold damage from burns

Here are a few tips from the American Burn Association's website regarding Pediatric Scalds:

DO:

Set water heater temperature to no higher than 120°F/48°C, or just below the medium setting ?

Create a “no kid zone” in the kitchen around stoves, ovens and hot items ?

Keep hot drinks away from the edge of tables and counters ? Use a travel mug with a tight-fitting lid for all hot drinks ?

Place pots and pans on the back burner with handles turned away from the edge of the stove

DONT:

Leave a child unattended in the bathtub; if you must leave, take the child(ren) with you ?    

Allow young children to adjust the water   temperature or sit near faucet handles ?

Set anything hot on tabletops within reach of young children who can pull them down ?

Allow appliance cords (slow-cookers, deep-  fryers, coffeemakers) to dangle over the counter edge

If a burn injury does happen to you or your child …

1)   Cool the burn with COOL (not cold) water to stop the burning process

2)   Remove all clothing and/or diaper from the injured area

3)   Cover the area with a clean dry sheet or bandages

4)   Seek medical attention

If you have fire damage call the professionals at SERVPRO 843-236-6278.

Is Your Horry County Home Affected by Mold?

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in Myrtle Beach Mold can grow undetected

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a SERVPRO Franchise Professional immediately.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today 843-236-6278

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  •  Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  •  Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  •  Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce toxins harmful to humans and pets.
  •  Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  •  Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  •  Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Is your Horry County office winter ready?

1/23/2020 (Permalink)

Cold Office? Don't let cold offices slow you down!

Winter is hitting the Horry County area and that means it’s time to turn up the heat!

Is your businesses HVAC System ready for the challenges that winter brings?

Here are 6 maintenance tips from SERVPRO that will help you enjoy a warm and comfortable works space all winter long.

  1. Clean and/or Replace the Air Filter
  2. Clean the Air Vents
  3. Add Some Insulation
  4. Check Your Thermostat
  5. Cover the Outdoor AC Unit if needed
  6. Schedule an Inspection from SERVPRO

Does your business need a hand with  HVAC maintenance in the Horry or Georgetown County area?

SERVPRO is here to assist you. Through maintenance and repair, the experienced, professional, and friendly technicians at SERVPRO will make sure your business's heating system is ready for the upcoming winter season. 843-236-6278

Protect your Horry County Home from Breached Pipes

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Breached pipe caused by water pressure Breached pipe caused by water pressure.

Happy New Year! We at SERVPRO would like to start of the year with helpful household tips.

According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a breach in pipes can cost up to $5,000 or more in damage expenses. Pipe insulation, which you can install yourself around any exposed copper or PVC water pipe, costs as little as 50 cents per linear foot.

Places to Inspect

  •  Use it under sinks,
  •  Attics
  • crawl spaces
  • pipes along exterior wall

Signs of Breached Pipes 

  • Wet spots in yard 
  • Slow draining and clogs throughout your home 
  • Foul sewer odors from your yard  

Make sure you know where your home’s water main shut off valve is as a precaution. this shut off valve is usually located outside the house. 

If you do experience a water damage because of a pipe burst call SERVPRO right away! 843-504-3334

SERVPRO 1st Responders Bowl

12/31/2019 (Permalink)

Photo of a football against a white background. What a game, what an experience!

 

This year the SERVPRO 1st Responders Bowl featured the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers versus Western Michigan Broncos!

In this close match up that took place on December 30th, 2019 the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky narrowly beat the Broncos of Western Michigan by 3 points.

Our General Manager Don Shupe was kind enough to escort the brave winners of our First Responder Contest to the game for an amazing experience for everyone involved.

Our winners included Horry County Police Officers and Surfside Beach Firefighters and their families. There were activities throughout the day as well as mentions at the game itself.

All in all the experience was one for the record books and it was an absolute honor to share this event with those who fight and protect us humbly and without question day in and day out.

Check out our Facebook Page here for more great pictures and videos of the experience!

 

200 Fire Calls On Christmas Eve

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

A white backdrop with a Christmas tree and some presents. Fire prevention is so much easier than fire restoration!

200 Fire Calls On Christmas Eve ... that is how many Horry County Firefighters received this year!

We wrote a few blog posts earlier this month concerning the heightened risks of fires during the holiday season one about candle safety, one about general fire hazards and one about holiday fire precautions.

Two hundred calls for help with fires is very high on one night that is why we here at SERVPRO stress fire prevention!

No one wants to deal with the danger and messy aftermath of fires, especially during the holidays. It is absolutely crucial that everyone in your family be aware of these elevated circumstantial risks and be vigilant about taking every measure to ensure safety for the whole household!

If you or someone you know has had fire damage this holiday season call SERVPRO we can help!

843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

Happy Holidays From Your Friends At SERVPRO

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

A close up picture of blurry sparkly golden lights. Happy Holidays!

 

One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU to our past and present customers and to wish you the very best for the New Year.

Our family wishes you and all those close to you a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with happiness and hope for a world at peace.

The best part of the season is remembering those who make the holidays meaningful. We wish you all the love and happiness this season can bring, and may it follow you throughout the coming new year.

To those we love and see each day and other loved ones far away, to all good friends who mean so much and those with whom we’re out of touch… Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

- Your Team at SERVPRO of Georgetown and Horry Counties