Catastrophe Services, Inc. Blog

August 2015

• August 5, 2015 • No comments yet

Whether it’s a broken pipe or storm runoff, dealing with a water damage basement cleanup is serious business.

Significant standing water calls for immediate professional help, of course; we’ve covered what to do in an emergency. But we want to emphasize that any flooding event carries the risk for mold that you can’t see. That’s why it’s important to consult your insurance company and a disaster restoration specialist.

During water damage basement cleanup in Columbia or elsewhere, Catastrophe Services will look for mold in out-of-reach places like inside walls, ceilings, and ductwork and underneath cabinets or sub-flooring. If we suspect mold, we’ll test air quality to gauge the severity of the problem and then later to ensure it’s been eradicated.

Again, mold can grow from even minor flooding events—and quickly become a serious structural and health threat. Keep mold at bay by consulting your insurance company and a disaster restoration specialist for water damage basement cleanup.

Got questions about water damage basement cleanup in Columbia or elsewhere in South Carolina? Give us a call. We’re happy to hear from you.

• August 3, 2015 • No comments yet

As the storm approached, you did all you could to get ready.

You secured loose objects, turned off natural gas, and rehearsed a communication strategy. Your emergency kit helped keep your family safe, dry, and healthy while your home or business was in the storm’s path.  Now it’s time to assess the damage. Here’s a checklist on how to get started with storm damage repair in South Carolina:

Look closely. Are there fuel or gas leaks? Are pipes broken or foundations damaged? What about live wires? Leave the property immediately if you see any of these conditions.

Call the experts. An experienced disaster relief specialist will secure the scene quickly and safely, paying special attention to fire, air quality, and other hazards.

Help out. If the scene is safe, cover broken windows/torn roof coverings and clean drains as possible. Take damaged goods away—they may be combustible.

Catastrophe Services is one of South Carolina’s premier disaster relief specialists. As your neighbors, we understand what storm damage means to South Carolina, and it’s our mission to help you get your life back quickly and safely.  Storm damage repair is one of our specialties.  Take a look around the site for more on how we do it, or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you.

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