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Are you ready?
A few minutes of your time could mean shorter downtime for your Charleston area business!
With all the rain the last few weeks, Charleston is no stranger to flooding. Statistics show that May 2018 broke rainfall records from years past. Not only are homes impacted each time there are flooding issues, but lately, it seems more and more business are being disrupted by storm rain and flood damages.
We want to make sure you are as ready as possible to get your business back up and running in the event of a storm. And we have just the plan to do just that. Have you heard of our Emergency Ready Plan? It is an electronic application that identifies, in advance of an event, pertinent information about your business, building, and property that we would need to respond quickly and efficiently if you had a fire or water damage. It is no cost to you and only takes a few minutes of your time. The SERVPRO ERP is a valuable addition to your contingency planning, as it expedites getting you back into your business with as little production loss as possible.
Please take a moment and check out the commercial services we provide and give us a call for more information on setting up your customized Emergency Ready Plan.
Introducing SERVPRO of Dorchester County!
We have a new franchise in town! Welcome to Charleston, SERVPRO of Dorchester County!
We are so happy to announce that as of May 2018, SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston has added a new member to our franchise family! We have expanded to include any and all of Dorchester County! SERVPRO of Dorchester County is up and running and is ready to take care of your fire and water restoration needs. In addition to offering a complete menu of residential cleaning and restoration services, we also want to make sure you know that both franchises have trained teams on hand to handle any size commercial damage you may have as well.
Please take a few minutes to visit the new franchise website and social media pages to keep up with what's up and coming for this brand new franchise!
Top 3 from AIRE SERVE of Summerville.
Thank you AIRE SERV of Summerville, SC for your HVAC Top 3!
Summer is just about in full swing and as the temperature rises outside, we start cranking down the temperature inside! This time of year has local air conditioning companies working around the clock repairing or replacing faulty units. Here at SERVPRO of Greather Northern Charleston there is also a spike in the number calls we get when rooms are flooding by clogged AC lines or overflowing drain pans. For this installment of Top 3, we reached out to our favorite HVAC contractor, Russell Harshman, the General Manager at AIRE SERVE of Summerville, to find out his top 3 word of advice to make sure your summer is a cool as possible.
Top 3 words of wisdom in the HVAC world in Charleston:
Have routine maintenance. A lot of homeowners (especially new homes) let maintenance go by the wayside. Here at AIRE SERV, we recommend twice a year maintenance to prevent breakdowns in operation and efficiency. Make sure the technician does a thorough electrical inspection on your indoor and outdoor unit, clears the drain line, cleans the evaporator and condenser coils, and checks refrigerant pressures. Ask for a report showing measurements for your records, if they cannot provide this then I would take it as a cautionary sign.
Use reviews and referrals. Charleston is a busy place with a lot of new-comers to the area. When problems arise a lot of folks don’t know who to call, so they ask for a referral from a local friend or a neighbor. More often these days people are turning to their neighborhood Facebook page for referrals and it has really changed the dynamic of finding what will work best for you in your area. AIRE SERV recommends you still do your research on the contractor using review websites easily found online. Things on the company webpage like 24/7/365 service, drug testing, background screens on employees and satisfaction guarantees are very important. AIRE SERV OFFERS ALL OF THESE TO EVERY CUSTOMER, EVERYDAY.
Don’t waste any more money on R-22 FREON. R-22 FREON is the type of refrigerant over half of South Carolina still uses to cool and heat their home. January 1, 2020 the EPA will complete the phase out of this gas by making it illegal to manufacture or import in the U.S. ...FOREVER! This means that any homeowner with an R-22 system in their home would, could or will find themselves in a position where their HVAC system will cost an unreasonable amount to repair in the event they need FREON to fix your system. Since this is a very common repair item, the problem will also get more common the closer we get to 2020. Homeowners will be forced to replace the entire system re-actively based on the cost of R-22 alone. At AIRE SERV, we recommend consulting with an HVAC professional to talk about the options to replace your system before then, PRO-ACTIVELY. To get your NO-COST NO-PRESSURE consultation, CALL AIRE SERV TODAY!
STAY COOL AND BREATH EASY CHARLESTON!
Russell Harshman, "I guarantee your satisfaction."
Phone: (843) 513-9153 Fax: (888) 803-1442 Website: www.aireserv.com/summerville
If you have an AC mishap that causes flooding or water damage in your home or business, SERVPRO of GnC is here for you 24/7. (843) 552-1226
Top 3 from Charleston Lighting!
If a water or fire loss damages your light fixtures, call Charleston Lighting, one our favorite Lowcountry businesses.
We are so excited to have had the chance to talk to Melissa Muhl with Charleston Lighting & Interiors for our first Top 3 installment! In each blog post, SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston will be asking our local vendors their top 3 words of advice for their particular industry.
Many times when a building has a fire or water loss, the light fixtures cannot be salvaged and must be replaced, making it an ideal time to rethink lighting scheme and fixture style. So we asked Melissa to send us over her top 3 tips to making perfect selections. Here’s what she had to say.
Top three things to consider when choosing lighting for your home:
1. The Amount: Consider the things you do in each room and choose light that fits your needs. Bright enough to read in the study, dim enough in the dining room to set the mood for a fine meal, etc. Be sure you have the fixtures and levels of light you need for each space in your home.
2. The Placement: Are you plagued with glare from a too high lamp shade? Fumble around in your dim pantry? Pay attention to where the light – or lack thereof – is making tasks difficult or causing a safety concern. Back staircase anyone? A smaller harp to lower a shade, a small flush mount placed in a closet, all seemingly small things that make a big difference.
Light is also great at highlighting your passions and special places. Showcase some artwork in the wall, unique architectural feature in your home, or your kitchen island family gathering place with some brighter light for emphasis.
3. The Color: Have you noticed some medical offices seem to have a blue light? You favorite restaurant may have light with a golden hue? Light has color temperature ranges (measured in Kelvins) that allow you to choose between a warmer more golden light feel and a cooler more blue light feel. Choose your light bulbs based on 2700 Kelvins for a warmer look (check the side of the box). 3000 and above kelvins will provide the more cool blue feel preferred by some offices, retailers and institutions.
Above all else be sure to keep your lighting safe. No frayed cords or exposed wires.
Have any additional questions or looking to make a lighting change in your home or business? Feel free to give me a call anytime!
Melissa Muhl, Lighting Consultant
843-766-3055 ext 210
1640 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston SC 29407
Fire. Water. Mold ~ Like it never even happened.
24/7 ~ (843)-552-1226
Is your Lowcountry Business ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season?
2017 Hurricane Season is almost here! Are you ready, Charleston?
With hurricane season right around the corner, it is time to start preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Last year, North Charleston and the surrounding areas were hit with a lot of flooding due to record high tides and Hurricane Matthew. According to Weather.com, this year’s season is predicted to be a bit less active than last year, but it only takes one storm to cause substantial damage to your home or business. We are here to help ensure you are as ready as possible for whatever this season has in store.
If you own a Lowcountry business, take a few moments to reach out to Hoyt Williams, our Commercial Account Manager. He has experience in post storm or disaster restoration with SERVPRO’s Disaster Recovery Teams. This makes him uniquely qualified to help you set up a plan that will ready your business for a fire, water, or storm loss. SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston is locally owned and operated and we love taking care of our Lowcountry commercial clients. Having a relationship with us prior to the emergency call reduces response time, allows for priority scheduling, and arms our technicians with valuable information about your business so they can hit the ground running when they arrive on site.
Check out Weather.com’s detailed analysis of this year’s Hurricane Season here: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast
Contact our office today and ask for Hoyt to make sure your business is ready. Contact via Website Here or by phone, (843) 552-1226 ~ 24/7
Restoring Your Charleston Area Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event
Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges
Flooding and water damage events at Charleston commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges.
Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.
About SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston
SERVPRO of Greater Northern Charleston specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Contact us on line or at (843) 552-1226 ~ 24/7.
Is Your Business Ready?
Does your business have a emergency readiness plan?
Research indicates that only around 50 percent of businesses that suffer an incapacitating disaster are able to recover and resume operations…and only 29 percent remain in business just two years later. It is also estimated that 95% of disasters affecting regular business operations are internal or man-made, such as fire or internal flooding. Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a plan to efficiently stabilize and mitigate damage in order to get back into their buildings following a disaster.
Most full contingency plans are made up of three main parts: incident response, disaster recovery and business continuity. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile is a vital component of any existing contingency plan as it addresses both incident response and disaster recovery.
By developing a SERVPRO® ERP for your business, you can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do, who to call and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation. Timely mitigation minimizes the effects of water and fire damage allowing your property and business to be restored at an advanced rate. Putting you back in business with as little down time as possible.
For more information on creating your customized Emergency Ready Profile email beready@SERVPROofgnc.com, call (843) 552-1226 or use our Contact Us Web Form.