Your Belongings and Storm Damage
Winter storms are making its way to the upstate. Things to keep in mind when it comes to winter storms. Protect your pipes. Frozen pipes can cause the water to expand and that can lead to the pipe cracking or even bursting. Keep the pipes that are unheated in areas like the basement, attic, or garage safe. Check your heat. Make sure that everything is running okay to stay warm during the cold months. Changing of filters is something to look into that could cause weak heat circulation through your home. Another tip is to prevent ice dams. This can leave sitting water on the roof that can find its way through cracks on roofs which can eventually cause some water damage to your ceiling. A good way to prevent this is to keep your gutters clean or install a heat cable along the eaves of your house to melt the ice and keep the water going away from your roof. Going along with that make sure to have your roof inspected to make sure you are okay for the winter months. Something else that could help prevent any damages from winter storms is to make sure all windows and doors are well sealed to protect your home. Lastly, make sure your family is well suited for an emergency. An emergency kit is very useful and make sure there is plenty of food and water to last in case of an emergency.
Stay warm and stay safe!
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SERVPRO of North Spartanburg County specializes in restoring contents damaged by storms and other water damage events. Our expertise and our “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your contents to determine what items can be restored back to their condition before the water damage. We utilize several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to cleaning.
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if cleaned.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of North Spartanburg County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. A move-out will provide several benefits, including:
- A quicker remodeling process
- Protecting items from potential damage
- Protecting contents from further on-site damage
When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.
Water-damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by water. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:
- Television sets
- DVD players
- And more
The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. We start by cleaning the exterior of electronic devices to help stop further corrosion and damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.
Document / Photograph Drying
When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the water damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-water damage condition, SERVPRO of North Spartanburg County can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage.
Depending on the type of documents and the level of water damage, we have five options for the restoration of documents:
- Air Drying
- Freezer Drying
- Vacuum Freeze Drying
- Vacuum Thermal Drying
Contents Claim Inventory Service
When a storm event happens, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.
Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
- Preloss list and value of contents
- Detailed and accurate report
- Better information to settle claims quicker
- Assistance with burden of proof for claims
- Peace of mind when you need it most