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Pollen Season is Here!

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

Horry and Georgetown counties are green just in time for St Patricks Day!

You might have noticed outside that the cars in town have begun to take on their slightly green tone already this year. Although the weather can take a turn to cold at any given moment it seems that Spring is almost here.

Pollen can wreak havoc on allergy sufferers, checking the pollen levels in your area is a helpful tool for those suffering from allergies and hay fever you can do so by clicking here.

One thing that can definitely help you inside your home is having a qualified professional like SERVPRO clean your HVAC unit and ducts.

Clean ducts mean a cleaner home with less worry about dust and pollen as well as energy cost savings due to the unit running more efficiently.

To have SERVPRO come clean your ducts give us a call today!

Keeping Mold At Bay Is Our Business!

3/23/2022 (Permalink)

Railroad tracks running forward with rocks underneath Stopping Mold In Its Tracks!

Mold naturally occurs in our environment.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be very harmful.

Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

The intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control.

When water intrusions are not fixed right away, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

Stop mold in its tracks by calling SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278

You Can't Think of Everything. Here's some tips to get you through 2022

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry County want you to kick the New Year off right by taking some steps to help insure a safe and happy 2022. 

Take a look at these tips straight from the pro's..

  1. Don't wait for daylight savings time to check your smoke detector.  All smoke detectors have a manufacturing date on them.  If that date is over 10 years old, replace it!  Also if your home has gas or oil heat it is a good idea to invest in a carbon monoxide detector.
  2. What was learned with the Gatlinburg fire is that there is not always time to gather things when an evacuation is required. Keep a pre-packed bag handy with some cash, changes of clothes, medications, copies of important documents, etc. 
  3. Have your family practice fire drills to make sure everyone knows how to escape, what to do and where to meet should a fire occur. 
  4. If you are traveling and will be away for several days, turn off your water so you don't come home to any surprises. *Also, lower your thermostat but do not turn off the heat if there is a chance of freezing temperatures.
  5. If you are using rubber hoses for the water supply to your washing machine, they need to be replaced every 5 years. Consider using steel braided hoses as they are much more durable than rubber ones.
  6. Periodically check the water supply lines on ice makers and dish washers for signs of wear and replace when needed.
  7. Keep a properly rated fire extinguisher in your kitchen and be sure to have them checked periodically by a professional.
  8. Make sure you know where the critical shutoffs are in your home for main power, water and gas if applicable.

SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry County wishes you a wonderful and prosperous 2022!!

Expect Advanced Technologies and Techniques From SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry Counties

1/18/2022 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry Counties, we stay up-to-date and with the most advanced technology and techniques. With these advancements, SERVPRO can restore your property swiftly, reliably, and to its preloss condition. You can count on a turnaround, whether using SERVPRO for your commercial or residential needs in South Carolina. Practical standards for cleaning and restoration are in place by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Some of the equipment that helps SERVPRO adhere to the standards and stay true to the technological advancements are as follows:

Moisture Detection and Measurement

Specialized equipment detects, measures, and monitors a property’s moisture levels to fit certain scientific drying principles. Recent technology, like infrared cameras, helps us find water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.

  • For thorough water removal, an infrared camera may be used to identify water location.
  • To measure the extent of saturation, we use sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters.

Water Extraction

Powerful extraction equipment removes most of the water from your home or business, which accelerates the drying process. For continuous draining of high-level water, we use submersible and gas-powered pumps. For efficient water removal, we prefer truck-mounted and portable extraction units.

  • For continuous draining of high-level water, we use submersible and gas-powered pumps.
  • For efficient water removal, we prefer truck-mounted and portable extraction units.

Drying

The remaining moisture from ceilings, walls, and floors of your home or business removes by using industrial strength fans and dehumidifiers. Proper drying techniques help to avoid swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.

  • High-speed fans quickly evaporate excess moisture
  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers extract water vapor from the air.

Odor Removal

With water and fire damage, powerful odors follow. Our advanced machines eliminate airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup procedure.

  • Air scrubbers
  • Thermal foggers and deodorization cleaners

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Antimicrobial Treatments

To fully clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property, OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be required.

  • Deodorization products control smells from an abundance of moisture.
  • Disinfectants and bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganism growth.

We will provide you with the most advanced technology and techniques. With these advancements, SERVPRO can swiftly restore your property, reliably, and more effectively to its preloss condition.

 Call SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry Counties for restoration and cleaning services for your home or business.

We cover a range of restoration and cleaning services for your commercial or residential property. When the unexpected happens, you can count on us to make it "Like it never even happened."

Restoration

  • Fire, Smoke, and Soot
  • Water Removal & Dehumidification
  • Mold Mitigation & Remediation
  • Catastrophic Storm Response
  • Move-Outs & Contents Restoration
  • Electronics & Equipment
  • Document Drying
  • Contents Claim Inventory Service
  • Lead Abatement (RRP)

Cleaning

  • Air Ducts & HVAC
  • Biohazard & Crime Scene
  • Vandalism
  • Carpet & Upholstery
  • Drapes & Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls & Hard Floors
  • Deodorization
  • Dumpster & Debris Removal
  • Dry-Cleaning
  • Data Center Cleaning
  • Vandalism & Graffiti
  • Trauma & Crime Scene
  • Sewage & Toilet Overflow

No matter what your restoration or cleaning needs are, you can count on SERVPRO to get things back into working order. Give us a call today at (843)236-6278!

The SERVPRO Difference

12/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire and smoke Damage?

Water or Flood Damage?

Mold Problems? 

It will be okay!

Protect Your Investment

When damage affects your home, you want to know it will be restored to preloss condition. You can not afford to let the marketability of your home be affected. That is why SERVPRO has been professionally restoring property since 1969. 

Your SERVPRO Professional - Trained and Experienced, Arrives With a Van Full of Clean.

SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown counties will do it right!

  • Minimize customer interruptions
  • Complete the job properly the first time
  • Provide regular updates on progress
  • Restore the property to preloss condition

Our Goal: To make you feel "Like it never even happened." 

Highly Trained Technicians in Myrtle Beach

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Only the Best for Myrtle Beach!

At SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown Counties, our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Employee training includes:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

Certifications

  • AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

e-Learnings

All employees have access to web-based training. This training is voluntary and is designed to be an ongoing training series for SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County employees. These training courses are comprised of video presentations and support materials, followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. Web-based training allows our technicians and office team to stay up-to-speed on industry standards and best practices for the cleaning and restoration industry.

Call Us Today!

When your Myrtle Beach home or commercial business needs emergency restoration services, SERVPRO has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 843-236-0487

The SERVPRO Way

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Serving others is at the heart of SERVPRO's vision to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world. Whether it's a home or business, SERVPRO knows that the most important job is helping each customer put their life back together.

Our number one goal is returning damaged property and items to preloss condition, doing all we can to help you regain control following a disaster. SERVPRO is dedicated to restoring both the property and the lives of the customers we help...

  • Like it was never dirty
  • Like it never overflowed
  • Like it never caught fire
  • Like it never spilled
  • Like it never smoldered

Whatever the case, with SERVPRO of Georgetown & Horry Counties, our goal is to make it "Like it never even happened." 

With every flood comes a flood of emotions. Lot's of time we meet our customers on their worst day. We know that you had the choice to chose anyone you wanted to help you with your situation. we take EXTREME pride in knowing that you chose us! If your home or business experiences a loss, big or small.. call us - you'll be happy you did! 

Fire, Smoke, Water, And Mold Damage Restoration in Horry & Georgetown Counties

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

One of the most profound losses that business people and homeowners experience is mainly caused by fire, water, mold, or smoke damages. Witnessing your home and precious belongings being consumed by water or fire can be traumatizing. After such a disastrous loss, the only reassurance you can have is obtained from having clear support and guidance in rescuing as much property as possible.

In the indoor environment, water is the only long-term most catastrophic material. Structures and other personal properties can deteriorate rapidly as a result of too much flooding or moisture.

We have successfully restored many water, fire, and smoke-damaged structures in Horry & Georgetown Counties.

We have a wide variety of residential and commercial services for our clients. We have a team of certified and fully trained professionals ready to respond to all emergencies at any given time.

Our company can tackle any disaster since we have all the necessary fire, smoke, and water mitigation equipment.

Some of the services that we provide are as follows,

• Fire damage restoration

• Restoration of water damage

• Restoration of storm destruction

• Mold damage restoration and others.

As a leading restoration firm, we can handle it all, from damage restoration to water removal to the cleanup of fire damage.

If not handled carefully and immediately, natural disasters can cause extensive destruction to your property. That's why you need a fully equipped company and experienced to restore your property to its initial condition. SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County is the company you need for quick mitigation of any form of natural disaster.

Our emergency support team is on standby 24/7, so you shouldn't hesitate to give us a call night or day.

Call us today at (843) 236-6278, and we respond immediately.

Your Nose Knows - Pawleys Island 29585

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

Osmophobia is the fear of bad smells. So if you’ve ever been in a room you couldn’t get out of with a horrible stench, chances are you’ve felt attacked by the odor in the air. While the smell is creeping in and taking over the room, your first inclination is to get out! But what if that room happens to be your home or office and you can’t exactly “run away” from the smell?

That’s when you decide to fight back. 

Not just by lighting a candle or plugging in a diffuser, some smells need to be kicked out, not masked!

This is why SERVPRO Horry & Georgetown County offers deodorization services on top of the many clean-up and restoration services we provide. Not only do we help you get to the bottom of the smell, or the top if it’s coming from the attic, we’ll also be there to help guide you and your nose back to the clean and fresh air that your nose knows it needs. We also offer air duct cleaning services to ensure you’re breathing better and fresher with every whiff you take! 

If you’re smelling something that shouldn’t be, give our office at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown a call, and we’d be happy to help! 

SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown Available 24/7/366

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

Ever wish you had more time in the day? Well, this year, you have a whole extra day! While most people dream of days where they can relax and unwind, stress and worry-free, sometimes that isn’t quite what happens. 

For you, disasters may be a freak accident; for us at SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County, however, it’s just another day at the office. And because we know disasters don’t take days off (not even when the year gives them an extra day!), we don’t either. Leap years won’t change that. 

This is why your local SERVPRO of Horry & Georgetown County is open 24/7/366. No matter the hour you call, you and trust that you will be attended to and cared for in your emergency disaster situation. As we always say, we are Here to Help. 

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. 

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!

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.

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

Cold Weather Tips For Your Grand Strand Home

12/19/2019 (Permalink)

A thermometer stuck into the snow. Checking now so you are prepared later!

 

Although we do not stay cold very long here on the Grand Strand, cold weather does happen here so it is always best to be prepared!

Here are a few tips (from the good people over at Liberty Mutual) to make sure your Grand Strand home is ready when the cold weather comes:

1. Protect Your Pipes: If the water inside your pipes freezes, it will expand, as well, which can cause your pipes to crack and burst.

2. Check the Heat: Check your furnace or HVAC by turning on the heat and the blower to be sure they're operating as they should, do this BEFORE it gets too cold.

3. Inspect the Fireplace and Chimney: A professional chimney sweep can clean out soot and other debris that could catch fire, do this especially if it has been a while since you last used it.

4. Seal Windows and Doors: Caulk around windows and install weather stripping around doors as needed. This should be checked every year like clockwork.

Doing these 4 simple tasks will have you way ahead of the game if and when cold weather does strike the Grand Strand this winter!

 

We Are Thankful For You, Our Customers

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

This picture is of an array of pumpkins and squash set against a wooden back drop. We are thankful for you!

 

We are Thankful for you!

This Thanksgiving we wanted to reach out to all of our past and present customers to let you know how much we appreciate the fact that you chose SERVPRO of Horry and Georgetown Counties to get you through your fire, water, storm or mold damage.

In this day and age where competition is fierce and choices are plenty you gave us the opportunity to earn your business and we appreciate that so very much!

We want you to know that this Thanksgiving we will be keeping you in mind as we reflect on what it is that we are thankful for. We hope that you do not ever need us again in an emergency capacity but it gives us comfort to know that in your time of need you trusted us and we were there for you and that you were there for us too.

Happy Thanksgiving and we hope that you have plenty to be thankful for this year as well.

 

Cold Weather Tips On The Grand Strand

11/13/2019 (Permalink)

This is a picture of a man with a scarf wrapped around his upper body and face, he is sitting with his arms crossed shivering Keep warm with these cold-weather tips.

 

As freezing temperatures and ice-cold weather approach, there are a few things you can do around the house to make sure you and your family stay warm and safe all winter. 

Here are a few tips and areas to concentrate on before it gets too cold!

  • 1. Protect Your Pipes: Water expands as it freezes. If water inside your pipes freezes, it will expand, which can lead to your pipes cracking and/or bursting.
  • 2. Check Your Heat/HVAC: Check your HVAC by turning on the heat and the fan to be sure they're operating as they should before temperatures drop too low.
  • 3. Inspect Your Fireplace and Chimney: Before you light up that first fire, make sure your fireplace and chimney are clean, clear and object/animal-free.
  • 4. Seal Windows and Doors: Cracks around windows and doors can make it hard to keep your house warm all day in the winter. Caulking around windows and installing weather stripping around doors can drastically help with drafty areas.

SERVPRO is here to help should you need an expert to come and service your home before winter weather strikes!

 

A Message From Our GM

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Close up of a football with the football field in the background An all-expenses-paid trip to Dallas TX is up for grabs!

Hey, good afternoon my name is Don Shupe, I'm the general manager of SERVPRO Horry and Georgetown Counties.


I wanted to take a couple of minutes with you today just to share with you a program that we're doing here at SERVPRO we're part of a large national organization SERVPRO is a national company and they've decided at a national level to sponsor the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl it's a college football game that's gonna happen December thirtieth in Dallas Texas.

We thought what a great idea for somebody such as ourselves who's an emergency service business to be a sponsor for our first responder's bowl to honor those folks that are putting their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. We're thinking about how can we locally tie into that? What can we do?

What we decided was we wanted to send some of our first responders to Dallas this December to be honored on that national stage!

So what we did was we reached out to the firemen and the police chiefs and fire chiefs we told them what we wanted to do and asked them to please get these nomination forms out to all of your people because we wanted the firemen and the policemen to nominate folks that they work with who are exceptional at their jobs exceptional and taking care of our community!

So that's what they've done we've been receiving these nomination forms in and we wanna make sure that we have an opportunity to honor all of those that deserve to be nominated.

So I'm reaching out today attached to this post there's a link for the nomination form if you know somebody that needs to be nominated please print it out and email it back to me.

Every nominee will be honored here locally but a select few are gonna get an all-expense-paid trip to Dallas Texas on December 30th to go be part of this great SERVPRO first responder bowl!

We're excited about it it's great that we're able to give back for all these folks that do a wonderful service for our community and show a little appreciation for what they do!

Click here for the nomination form: t.ly/10wDE

National Preparedness Month Should Be Every Month

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

There is a picture of a floor plan with the words EXIT and Evacuation Plan written on it. Prepared, Not Scared

 

National Preparedness Month should be every month not just for the month of September!

National Preparedness Month is every September. The theme for this year's National Preparedness Month was " Prepared, Not Scared". 

The fine people over at READY.GOV have put together some ideas to help you in your evacuation strategy, your prep for disaster and other emergency need to knows.

Here are a few of the ways they have segmented those ideas:

  • Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs
  • Week 2: Make a Plan
  • Week 3: Youth Preparedness
  • Week 4: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

Obviously you should dig deeper into what actionable steps you and your family can and will do in the event that something life-changing does happen.

These procedures should be practiced all year long so they become muscle memory and can be done basically in your sleep! This way you will always be prepared!

 

Do You Want To Go To The First Responders Bowl ... For FREE?

9/19/2019 (Permalink)

Let us help show our appreciation.

Would you like to win an all-expense-paid trip to the annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas?

We here at SERVPRO of Georgetown, East, and West Horry Counties want to honor local first responders who are exceptional at performing their duties and have been recognized by their peers and the public they serve.

We are currently taking nominations of those who received recognition from their station or community. From those nominations, we will select a couple of individuals who will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to be honored at the annual SERVPRO First Responder Bowl in Dallas, Texas this coming December. 

This trip includes all tickets, transportation, lodging, and food for two. 

You will be honored and recognized at the bowl game for your outstanding representation of first responders everywhere.

We at SERVPRO of Georgetown, East, and West Horry Counties also want to honor our local First Responders by helping those that help others.

We understand that First Responders are a tight-knit family of professionals who stick together through good and bad. We here at SERVPRO want to help them take care of their own.

SERVPRO will continue to be an available resource when individual responders in our community need help.  We can assist in fundraising to help an injured first responder pay their medical bills, offer vehicles and manpower to help with charity events that directly benefit the families of injured or fallen first responders, use our voice in the community and online to spread the word about efforts needing attention and offer services for recently disabled First Responders who need accommodations made in their homes as part of dealing with their injuries.

We want to be your resource when individual first responders in our community need help. We need you, the first responders, to let us know who needs helps. To let us know how we can help. To let us give back to those that give so much to their community.


Call SERVPRO at 843-236-6278 or email us at Admin@SERVPROofhorrycounty.com to let us know that you are a First Responder and you know someone who needs our help.

Building A Ramp - Creating Hope

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

We are here to Create Hope in our community!

Every quarter we donate our own time and resources to help out a person or family that has had a sudden life-changing issue and needs some sort of construction type job done to improve their quality of life, it is called our Creating Hope program.

This quarter we partnered with Lowes and helped a wonderful lady named Ethel and her son Jason just outside of Georgetown, SC. 

Miss Ethel has limited mobility due to recent hip surgery and the ramp to get into her home was un sturdy and not up to code. 

The SERVPRO team decided to help her by building an amazing new ramp that would handle the day to day task of getting Miss Ethel in and out of her home in a wheelchair with the greatest of ease. 

The process was done quickly and efficiently by industry professionals. The end result was a beautiful, sturdy new ramp that will last for years to come! 

If you know of someone that could use a little help in the Grand Strand area due to a recent life-changing issue you can nominate them here at http://MyCreatingHope.com

What is Water Mitigation?

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

You have water damage questions, SERVPRO has the answers!

Question: What is Water Mitigation?


Answer: Water mitigation is the act of preventing water from causing further damage to your property and provides moisture removal and control.

Let us talk about water damage statistics really quick. 

"When you consider the statistics, it becomes clear just how common and devastating a problem water damage can be. According to industry estimates, 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime."

Luckily basements are not too common here on the Grand Strand but it does not take a basement to house water pipes and an estimated 250 gallons a day could leak from one 1/8 inch crack if left untreated.

Water Damage is serious business, call SERVPRO to help if you have water mitigation needs today!

Why Should I Hire SERVPRO For My Water Damage?

8/7/2019 (Permalink)

We train hard so you get the best care!

Water can cause major damage, especially if not treated properly. Mold can begin to grow after just 1 or 2 days, therefore proper mitigation is key.

Our SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors and thermal imagers to verify where all the wet areas in your damaged Grand Strand home or business are located. They then make sure all the equipment is placed in the precise locations in order to maximize the drying process.

SERVPRO is a certified mitigation company in addition to our trained production team members, many of our office staff have received certifications in water damage related areas too. This means you start getting the most qualified help and answers from the minute we pick up the phone all the way through until the jobs are finished!

If you need help with your Grand Strand water damage call SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 4

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Surface cleaning helps stave off mold!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are not too many people that willingly let mold grow in their home. But when you use materials that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Clean Mold Loving Surfaces Often

Mold spores fly through the air until they land on a surface like a damp window. Then they'll start spreading and growing. But the more often you clean mold loving surfaces, the less time any mold spores will have to hatch and grow before you wipe them off.

Use mold-killing cleaners before the mold is present to make sure it does not grow. You can not just wipe the mold away once it is present it will grow back almost every time!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 3

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Let the sunlight in!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like wood that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up permanent residence in your Grand Strand home!

Open the curtains and blinds!

Sunlight does not directly kill mold but UV Rays do seem to help the fight in letting mold grow. Also, curtains can trap cool damp air giving mold a safe haven to breed like crazy!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 1

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Dehumidifiers are a southern family's best friend!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like wood that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Use A Dehumidifier.

If you have a smaller home and your excess moisture is coming from a covered crawl space or basement, a bigger dehumidifier unit running in your basement or crawl space could help keep your humidity levels under control. The best humidity levels for limiting mold growth should be below 50% but don't go below 30%for other health reasons.

Smaller units are available as well for individual rooms but again monitor that moisture!

If you do suspect you have a mold issue already call SERVPRO we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

How To Stop Mold From Growing In Your Horry & Georgetown Home Part 2

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Become a fan of fans in your home!

Stopping MOLD from growing in your Horry and/or Georgetown County home can sometimes feel like a full-time job!

There are probably not too many people that let mold grow in their home on purpose. But when you use materials like fabrics and bricks that are porous and living in South Carolina with all the moisture in the air, it can sometimes happen.

Here is a tip to eliminate the chances of mold taking up residence in your Grand Strand home!

Fans.

A dehumidifier alone will not stop moisture from settling in smaller unreachable places. That is why you must incorporate fans as well to keep the air circulating and help aid the drying process.

If you need your home inspected call SERVPRO to schedule your appointment today, we can help! 843-236-6278 | 843-436-2121

Building Boom For Horry & Georgetown Counties

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Short or Tall we can build them all!

The Grand Strand's rapid growth is usually seen in communities like Carolina Forest, but a lot more houses are also being built all over the area!

SERVPRO has been building more and more homes over the years for both customers that have suffered an enormous or total loss due to Fire or Water Damage but also for clients that want us to build a new construction home for them to live in here on the Grand Strand.

"Our metropolitan statistical area is the second-fastest growing in the country," City spokesperson Mark Kruea says like the city's overall economy, the housing market is also doing well. -Source News 13 Article

The housing market in and on the Grand Strand has been booming for a few years now. If you are in the market for a new home or even an extensive remodel, give SERVPRO a call today!

Pollen Season Is Here In Horry & Georgetown Counties

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Pollen is awesome ... Outside!

Horry and Georgetown counties are green just in time for St Patricks Day!

You might have noticed outside that the cars in town have begun to take on their slightly green tone already this year. Although the weather can take a turn to cold at any given moment it seems that Spring is almost here.

Pollen can wreak havoc on allergy sufferers, checking the pollen levels in your area is a helpful tool for those suffering from allergies and hay fever you can do so by clicking here.

One thing that can definitely help you inside your home is having a qualified professional like SERVPRO clean your HVAC unit and ducts.

Clean ducts mean a cleaner home with less worry about dust and pollen as well as energy cost savings due to the unit running more efficiently.

To have SERVPRO come clean your ducts give us a call today!

Superbowl Party Cleanup In Horry County

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

We will clean after the game for you.

This year, you decided to go the distance by hosting a big game bash that guests will be cheering about until next season's opening-day kickoff.

A Superbowl Party like no other!

You have snacks, decorations, a huge TV, and plenty of seating. The invites went out and your friends and family are super excited ... mostly because they will not have to clean up the mess after everyone leaves!

You should not have to stress about cleaning up either.

SERVPRO can help you deep clean your carpets when your Horry County neighbor spills the salsa during a heated first-quarter drive.

SERVPRO can help with the rest of the house too from removing food that landed on your wall from an immature reenactment of that game-winning touchdown pass to restoring your favorite chair because your friend's soda was not in a covered container when they celebrated a little too hard!

So this Superbowl Party enjoy yourself like everyone else and then call SERVPRO to come to clean everything the next day! 843-236-6278

Let Us Clean Up After Your Myrtle Beach Thanksgiving

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

One less thing to stress about!

The dishes are piled up, the leftovers are put away and your guests left stains everywhere!

Sound familiar? When you have larger gatherings for the holidays and there are food, children, and pets involved, things are bound to get messy. Let SERVPRO come over and deep clean your home after the holidays and leave the stress to us.

Give us a chance to show you how we can work our magic on your carpets and rugs, nobody likes deep cleaning but fortunately for you, we are amazing at it!

We have professional grade equipment that is still delicate enough for your most expensive rugs. Our technicians are trained in the art and science of drying so your home will look better than ever after our skilled workers are finished.

You have enough to worry about before the meal, let SERVPRO take care of things after your meal so you can actually enjoy your family and friends this year!

Call SERVPRO to make your after holiday carpet cleaning appointment today! 843-236-6278

What Can You Learn From Hurricanes In Horry County

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

You can learn a lot!

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.

For many people, it was a lot of rain and a few hours without power, 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!

It Is Never Too Early To Talk About Thanksgiving Safety In Horry Co

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Stay safe and be grateful this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of the peak days for home fires and injuries related to cooking in America!

Let's talk about some safety tips that you and your family can practice to make sure you can continue to be thankful for a roof over your head.

  • Keep an eye on the turkey and food, stay close while it is cooking.
  • Keep young children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should really stay as far away as possible.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over items that can cause you to spill hot liquids.
  • Keep all sharp objects out of the reach of children.
  • Never leave children alone in the room with a lit candle or unattended fire.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button. Just a reminder most modern smoke detectors are good for about 10 years after that it is better to just replace the whole unit not just the batteries.

If you follow these tips and use common sense you should have a grateful and safe holiday season.

If you do experience a fire damage this Thanksgiving call SERVPRO as soon as possible!

Crawl Space Water Damage Myrtle Beach

8/17/2018 (Permalink)

Don't be scared of your crawl space ... call SERVPRO!

Crawl spaces are notorious for water damage, especially here on the Grand Strand!

If your Myrtle Beach home has a crawl space and a pipe breaks or starts leaking you may not even know until it is too late!

Think about it, how often do you open up one of those little side doors and brush away the cobwebs and then go exploring under your home? If you are like us then the answer is probably never!

So how are you going to know if you have water damage in your crawl space ... you call the fearless technicians at SERVPRO that is how!

Our brave experts can navigate even the scariest of crawl spaces and report back to you what is going on under your home as well a plan to fix it if need be.

When you are just not interested in crawling under your home, call SERVPRO we will do it for you!

Is This Black Mold In My Horry County Home?

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Don't mess with mold, call SERVPRO!

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold”.

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold In My Home?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company like SERVPRO regardless of the color or type of mold. In many cases, 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. 

What Do I Need To Know About Mold?

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

  • Mold spores are microscopic, they float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even come indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores love moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow when exposed to water. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed and dried out. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold can often produce a strong, musty odor.

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

Stopping Mold In Its Tracks In Horry County

5/2/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Helps Fight Mold

Mold naturally occurs in our environment.

Fungi produce some very useful results. Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be very harmful.

Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.

The intrusion of water into your home or place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks and poor humidity control.

When water intrusions are not fixed right away, the resulting damage can present an increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply.

Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.

Stop mold in its tracks by calling SERVPRO today! 843-236-6278