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Community Spotlight: "National Night Out" in Orangeburg, SC

7/19/2024 (Permalink)

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Orangeburg, SC is gearing up for an exciting community event, and you're invited! On August 6, 2024, from 5 PM to 8 PM at 1326 Russell St, join us for "National Night Out" sponsored by The Sheriff Department. SERVPRO will also be assisting at this event. It's a night dedicated to bringing our community together with free food, live music featuring DJ Cleve and Promise Land Band, and even a Williams & Williams BBQ Cookoff with a chance to win $1000!

Families can look forward to receiving free school supplies and enjoying the lively atmosphere. Plus, at 8 PM, school-age children can pick up backpacks filled with essentials (child must be present).

For more information, contact Officer Felder at (803) 347-5005. Don't miss out on this fun-filled evening celebrating community spirit and safety in Orangeburg!

Restoring Order: SERVPRO's Fire Restoration at SC State College

7/18/2024 (Permalink)

The photograph depicts the aftermath of the fire incident at this college, resulting from an electrical wiring issue. The photograph depicts the aftermath of the fire incident at this college, resulting from an electrical wiring issue.

The quiet halls of SC State College were disrupted recently by an electrical wiring fire in the women's bathroom. While such incidents can leave a trail of damage and disruption, the swift action of SERVPRO has been pivotal in ensuring that normalcy returns to this educational institution. Prior to starting, asbestos testing was conducted due to potential ceiling damage, while the college safely stored legal documents and artwork. Using chemical sponges, SERVPRO cleaned the structure to minimize the need for repainting, and meticulously cleaned contents in place, including appliances and electronics. Both porous and non-porous surfaces were thoroughly cleaned throughout the building. Coordination with the adjuster ensured seamless sub-contracting of duct cleaning, scheduled to begin after SERVPRO's completion. Finally, a fogging treatment was applied to eliminate odors, concluding a comprehensive restoration effort to return SC State College to normalcy promptly. The fire at SC State College presented a challenging situation, but thanks to the swift and efficient response of SERVPRO, the damage has been mitigated, and the path to recovery is clear. By employing advanced cleaning techniques, careful coordination with stakeholders, and a commitment to thoroughness, SERVPRO has ensured that SC State College can soon resume its vital educational activities without the lingering effects of the fire. Their dedication serves as a testament to the importance of professional fire restoration services in restoring order after unexpected disasters.

Orangeburg Municipal Airport

1/23/2023 (Permalink)

Dealing with fire damages are stressful and scary. There are two things I recommend doing when dealing with a situation like this. First call 911. Next , call SERVPRO of Orangeburg. That is just what Orangeburg Municipal Airport did. The ice maker in there break room caused a fire. This was an electrical fire , which is a class C fire. This fire spread to the office next door into the office. So our professional team of production technicians loaded there trucks and started the job. We had to do demolition inside the break room and office. We took the ceilings, floors and walls out. There was some contents affected. So we took them outside and cleaned them. Also we took the cabinets and counter outside to be cleaned. Once everything was cleared out we sealed for odor and we ozone and fogged the affected areas. We then put all contents back that was salvageable . All debris was taken back to our facility to dump. Over all the customer was so impressed and satisfied with out service. 

Always remember to call SERVPRO of Orangeburg for your fire damage needs 803.536.1285

Water Supply Line

1/20/2023 (Permalink)

6 Common causes of water line damages 

  • Poor installation of pipes
  • Freezing and thawing 
  • Shifting soil under the surface 
  • Changing Hydraulic dynamics 
  • Wear and tear 
  • Rodents and pest causes a mess

Also make sure that the person that installed your pipes did his job correct. If they wasn't paying to much attention your water lines could fail, or if they used substandard materials the lifespan of your water line could be negatively affected.

With freezing and thawing always make sure you leave your water dripping in your residence or commercial building during a storm. also another way to keep them from freezing is wrap your pipes up with a towel or old shirt. 

Shifting of you water supply line is very rare but can happen at any point in time. The underground pipelines can get damaged by the moving tectonic plates, or sometimes the roots of trees move into unexpected places which will also cause a water damage. 

I know your wondering what is hydraulics dynamics, well Hydraulics is the study of fluids whether in motion or at rest. Dynamics is the branch of mechanics concerned with the motion of bodies under the action of forces. So with that being said if the water line is hit with to much high pressure even for a short period of time it is likely to cause water damage. 

Your pipes do get old after a period of time causing wear and tear. So eventually you will have to get them replaced. 

Who likes rodents and pests? They causes messes in many ways and yep you guessed it they can even cause water damages. They can cause it if your water line is above or underground. they are known to chew thru anything from plastic to PVC or even metal pipes.

But you always know SERVPRO of Orangeburg will be on the way 24/7/365 we are only one call away  give us a call 803.536.1285

Electrical Fire

1/20/2023 (Permalink)

I know you are all wondering how electrical fires are started well here are some ways they are stared and how you can prevent them from happening. Most electrical fires are caused by faulty electrical outlets and old, outdated appliances. Other fires are started by faults in appliance cords, receptacles and switches.

Causes of an electrical fire :

  • Common electrical outlets
  • Outdated or warn out electrical wiring
  • Cord overloads
  • Old appliances
  • Light fixtures
  • Portable heaters

How to prevent electrical fires from occurring :

  • Repair or replace loose outlets as soon as you notice them.
  • Call a professional to do a thorough electrical safety audit of your wiring, external power panels, and electrical wall outlets.
  • Call a professional who follows the National Electrical Code to inspect your house to replace or repair the electrical wiring.
  • Call your security system company to replace, repair or install your smoke detectors.
  • Pay close attention to your appliances , if they are making a strange noise or if the wiring is hot you need to have it replaced or repair quickly.
  • Avoid using extension cords for light fixtures and never decorate a light with paper or plastic.
  • When using a portable heaters have it in a open space and plug it into a wall socket and not a extension cord.

    Make sure you always call 911 first then give SERVPRO of Orangeburg a call 803.536.1285

Claflin University effected by storm Elliot

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

After Christmas day a winter storm named Elliot came and destroyed a lot of customers pipes. It effected Claflin University really bad. This storm made pipes bust in three buildings, the dormitories and the church to be exact. Our highly trained team gathered all the equipment needed to take care of this storm/water damage, and was there within two hours of the call. 

First we extracted the water out of every building. Then, we set up air movers and dehumidifiers to dry up the specific areas and to remove excess moisture from the air. . We do have to test the buildings for asbestos since they are old buildings and because it is a commercial building.

A couple things to remember when preparing for a storm:

  • Leave your water dripping 
  • If you don't leave your water dripping , DO NOT turn on your water after a winter storm 
  • Call SERVPRO if you encounter a storm/water damage 803-536-1285

How to prepare for a storm

1/10/2023 (Permalink)

These are somethings to keep in mind when preparing for any type of storm. 

  • Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze. 
  • Leave your faucet dripping. 
  • Repair any roof leaks or window leaks before the storm comes. 
  • If your using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, install a smoke detector and a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area to be heated. Test them monthly and replace batteries twice a year.

Make sure you have an emergency car kit incase you have to evacuate your premises. 

  • Cell phone, charger, portable charger 
  • Gas jug
  • Blankets
  • Flashlight & batteries 
  • Shovel
  • First aid kit
  • Tire Chains
  • Water and snacks 

The most important thing of all is make sure you have SERVPRO of Orangeburg's phone number handy just incase any mishaps 803.536.1285.

Covid 19 Sanitization

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

If one of your employees test positive for covid 19 call SERVPRO of Orangeburg, we will come and sanitize and disinfect your whole facility. 

Upon arrival our crew will come set up the tent barrier to minimize germs coming in and out of the location. Then they all donned their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE.) All of this happens before the sanitation even begins.

Only after everything is set and the PPE is completely on every member of the crew does the actual sanitation begin. This includes using the fogger to spray a fine mist of sanitizer throughout the store, bathrooms and back rooms. 

Then all touch points are wiped with a treated cloth. A touch point is anything that can be touched and includes cooler handles, debit machines, drink machines and anything else that may be touched by multiple parties.

Once completed, the crew then takes off all PPE in the safest manner (also called doffing). Finally the tent is taken down and a certified clean sticker is put in the window to ensure the staff and customers know that all measures have been taken to keep everyone safe.

Contact our office today to set up your pathogen cleaning - (803)536-1285.

Commercial Cleanup

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO helps ensure your finished projects always look their best! Once the floors are down and the drywall is up, it's time to remove the debris and dirt in order to lay carpet, paint and decorate. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can provide the debris removal services to prepare the building for interior design.

During construction, a building can trap moisture, leading to possible mold growth. If you think one of your projects may have a moisture issue rely on your local SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to provide excellent help in eliminating moisture and preventing potential mold growth.

You want the facility to look its best when the doors open, for the final part in the cleaning process, SERVPRO professionals will provide cleaning services to give the building that extra shine, these services include;

  • Carpet and hard surface flooring prep and finish
  • Ceiling, walls, and fixture cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Air Duct cleaning
  • Debris removal
  • Window cleaning

Rely on your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional to help ensure your post-construction cleanup gets done as quickly as possible.

Remember to call SERVPRO for your water damage

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency water damage restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call, we answer the phone ready to help. We will immediately send a work crew to assess the water damage and begin the cleanup and drying process. We do the job right, the first time. Along the way, we will keep you informed on our progress with regular updates, and we'll always treat you and your family with respect.

As a leader in the industry, SERVPRO is the name you know and trust. We are located right here in the community, and SERVPRO has over 1,700 other Franchises so you know we have the resources, experience, and a track record of success. At SERVPRO we make it "Like it never even happened."

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