Orangeburg Municipal Airport
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
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.
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
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
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
- Flashlight & batteries
- 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
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.
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
- 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
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."
Do You Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today - (803) 536-1285
SERVPRO of Orangeburg is very thankful to one of our most consistent customers; Tri County Electric located in St. Matthews, South Carolina.
We are immensely honored to be the company that Tri County trusts to clean the carpet in their office space. Alan Ulmer, he is the general manager of Simply Clean and Tri County is one of his accounts. He is our point of contact and has been considerably kind and helpful to our business. We do there carpet quarterly.
Another consistent customer we would like to thank is Clarks Restaurant, we feel privileged to be the company chosen to clean the carpets at Clarks Restaurant in Santee, South Carolina. The employees at this establishment have been very helpful to us during our scheduled appointments.
Thank you to both these companies for their loyalty and support to SERVPRO of Orangeburg, we look forward to continuing this partnership for as long as our services are required.
We offer different floor cleaning services
SERVPRO of Orangeburg offers many services that our professionally trained carpet team takes care of;
Upholstery : Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods
Drapes: Wet or Dry Cleaning Methods; floor length, window length, valance, cornices.
Carpet Cleaning; for 500 square feet of carpet in Orangeburg you only pay $100, anything after that is 18 cent per square foot.
Area Rugs: We charge different but fair prices for this service. We will even bring your area rug back to our office, clean it then deliver it back to you.
Odor Identification and Deodorization
Stain Removal, Stain Resistance Application. We have a spotting kit to take care of most hard to get outs stains. This can be used on carpet and upholstery. This kit contains: stain zap, solvent spotter, urine odor, stain remover, and carpet upholstery cleaner.
Scotch guard; this is what we put on Carpet and upholstery to protect it from getting stained. This allows you to just wipe your spill up and it wont sink in. This service is only provided if you ask and is an extra fee.
Tile cleaning/ grout included
Strip, seal, wax - not hardwood only vinyl and tile.
Hardwood floor cleaning; we mope with bright and neutral.
Roto/ Buff - concrete and vinyl.