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Unwatched Pot, Ohh Ohh! Another Fire in an Andorra Kitchen, Better Call SERVPRO

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  Unwatched Pot, Ohh Ohh! Another Fire in an Andorra Kitchen, Better Call SERVPRO Avoid Andorra Kitchen Fires Says SERVPRO

Fire Damage Experts In Andorra Warn About Grease Fires

Even the most experienced home chefs in Andorra occasionally get grease they are cooking with too hot and spill it on the burner, causing flames to ignite. Once grease burns, the flames use other materials in your home as fuel to spread and possibly cause extensive fire damage. Statistics show that around five million cooking fires occur inside homes in the U.S. Out of these fires, grease fires are the most hazardous and account for one out of every five deaths caused by structural burns in the country. Learning how to cook with grease inside your home safely can save your property from severe fire damage.
 
The number one rule when cooking with grease is to never, ever leave your pot or pan full of grease unattended while it is on the burner. Unattended pots are the most common cause of grease igniting and causing fire damage inside your Andorra cottage's kitchen. Once grease starts smoking while it is on the burner, it takes only thirty seconds before it bursts into flames. Therefore, even if you leave the kitchen for a minute, it is possible that grease will ignite.
 
Paying attention while you are cooking with grease can save lives and prevent problems taking place inside your home. Any time a grease fire takes place in your kitchen, it is wise to call SERVPRO professionals to assess the issues immediately. Flames can burn structural components and your possessions. Smokes generated by grease fires also can cause structural damage. The longer charred materials go untreated; the more likely pungent, burnt odors will exist inside a structure.
 
The quicker our SERVPRO team can respond the less likely secondary problems due to the burn take place. As soon as we arrive at your home, we assess the damage and see what we can refinish and clean and what items must be discarded and then replaced. Many times severely burnt objects have to be removed but some wooden materials can be sanded down and refinished. Smoke created by grease fires can be very difficult to remove with cleaning techniques.
 
Therefore, the quicker you call SERVPRO of Manayunk at (215) 482-0800, the better off you will be.

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Why Team SERVPRO Arrives at Your Chestnut Hill Business Location for Water Damage Remediation With Additional Tools

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Why Team SERVPRO Arrives at Your Chestnut Hill Business Location for Water Damage Remediation With Additional Tools Whether your business is a storage facility or something else, excess water from an accident or incident needs to be quickly removed. Contact SERVPRO.

The Right Equipment Eases Commercial Water Cleanup in Chestnut Hill

A case of water damage in your business is not only inconveniencing but may also require considerable effort to restore the property back to preloss conditions. This is especially the case if the right equipment is not available during restoration. Many people only think of the larger appliances such as water extractors, however even lack of small tools can complicate simple jobs or lead to unexpected damages after using the wrong ones. With our professional cleanup services, you do not have to worry about lacking resources because our technicians are well equipped.
 
The kind of equipment needed for commercial water cleanup in Chestnut Hill varies depending on what is affected. If yours is a storage facility, you have different requirements compared to someone whose office with a wall-to-wall carpet is affected by the water loss. The number of people that visit your premises on a given day might also determine what resources are needed. In a frequently visited place, you might want to isolate the loss areas, so accessories such as wet carpet signs are necessary to keep visitors from ruining your work.
 
The main issue after a case of water loss is moisture, which if left unaddressed, leads to microbial growth and bad odor. Although it is the big equipment such as dehumidifiers and air movers that help deal with the moisture, small tools like pry bars are needed to remove baseboards and other structural components for easier removal of the moisture in hidden spaces. Our SERVPRO technicians have vans well-stocked with different tools in anticipation of the different types of problems.
 
In some workplaces, it might not be possible to stop the water source immediately especially when it is a big leak. It might also be impossible to move items from the affected area to prevent further damage. Our SERVPRO technicians use heavy duty plastics to shield essential contents from further damages in such cases.
 
Lack of equipment should not complicate restoration after water loss. Call SERVPRO of Manayunk at (215) 485-0800. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Pumps and Pumps Water Out of Your Mt Airy Basement After Flooding

9/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Pumps and Pumps Water Out of Your Mt Airy Basement After Flooding Mt Airy Basement Gets Pumped Out and Dried Out by SERVPRO After Flooding

The Best Way to Drain Water Out of a Flooded Basement After a Flood Damage Experience

By properly planning and implementing everything through practice, we can handle disasters such as flood damage when they come knocking. The preparation phase needs to include our loved ones. For instance, if we come up with a fire escape plan, the plan becomes a success once we practice it and come up with a way of exiting every room. If you live in Mt Airy, this September gives you a chance to learn how to prepare for such incidents.

Though every second counts during flood damage restoration in Mt Airy, our SERVPRO technicians perform some actions carefully. For instance, it is not advisable to hurriedly pump water from a flooded basement when the ground outside is still full of water. If that happens there are chances of the basement collapsing since the pressure of the outside water is pushing the walls inwards. It means we have to balance the inside and outside pressure to protect floors and walls from possible cracking and collapsing.
 
We are going to look at some of the steps we follow when pumping water out of a flooded basement. When our SERVPRO technicians arrive at the site, we first make sure the electricity is off before entering the basement. Since most basements do not have adequate ventilation, we avoid using gasoline-powered pumps indoors to avoid creating carbon monoxide fumes. After the level of the water has gone down around 2-3 feet, we may have to wait for some time and see whether it can go back up. If it goes up, we have to repeat the previous step until it stops going up.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians shovel the mud the flood water leaves behind to prevent possible health hazards. We also clean the silt and debris out of flooded heating and air conditioning ducts. Changing their filters is also necessary to prevent the system from blowing contaminated air around the basement. At the end of cleaning, we apply EPA-approved disinfectants to prevent possible bacterial and fungal growth.
 
SERVPRO of Manayunk works around the clock to offer cleaning and restoration services that meet both residential and commercial needs. Call us at (215) 482-0800 to have our experienced technicians restore your flooded property.

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Remediation For Basement Mold In Your Mt Airy Home

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediation For Basement Mold In Your Mt Airy Home If you encounter mold growth in your home, it is best to trust in the rapid response of our SERVPRO professional remediation team.

Remediation For Basement Mold

Many Mt Airy homes regularly battle with moisture and dampness issues, especially in the basements of the houses. With this moisture and dampness come the concerns that these conditions can allow for, which can erode and degrade the construction materials used in supports and framing for the house itself.

The effects from combating moisture and dampness in your Mt Airy basement at its worst is mold damages. This growth in your home not only threatens structural elements but can also provide a significant potential health risk to the residents of the house. If you encounter mold growth in your home, it is best to trust in the rapid response of our SERVPRO professional remediation team to regulate the situation.

The first steps in this remediation process are the full assessment of the spread of the colony throughout the affected area. At this time, our technicians quarantine this area with the use of air scrubbers to reduce the spread of active spores to new areas of your home. To keep the situation further contained, our SERVPRO remediation specialists insist that the air circulation appliances get turned off until the mold colonies can get successfully removed and the damage restored.

Among the most troublesome aspects of mold growth in your home is how quickly the colony can spread. As it moves from surface to surface or spreads along a wall, the colony feeds on the organic material until it is unsalvageable to the advanced techniques of our professionals. This degradation can lead to the removal and replacement of these structural materials to rid the house of the mold colony entirely. This result shows how getting to the situation as quickly as possible is more cost effective and efficient for any homeowner to do.

While you might not get fully prepared to face mold damages present in your home, our SERVPRO of Manayunk remediation technicians has the expertise and industry-leading equipment to resolve this situation for you quickly. The mold damages do not go away on their own. Trust in the rapid response team that we have standing by 24/7 at (215) 482-0800.

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chestnut Hill Home During Mold Damage Remediation

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Chestnut Hill Home During Mold Damage Remediation Finding mold, whether in your basement, attic or bathroom can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation options.

Team SERVPRO Follows Proven Steps When Dealing With a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold damage usually results when your property has wetness as a result of roof or plumbing leaks, flooding, damp crawl space or basement and high humidity which may come from dryer vents or steam cooking. If the moisture problem remains in place for up to 48 hours, then mold develops. It means we have to start by addressing the moisture source when we are responding to such incidents in Chestnut Hill.
 
There are professional steps that our SERVPRO technicians follow when attending to mold damage incidents in Chestnut Hill. We can visually check whether there is mold in your structure by checking out whether the ceilings and walls are discolored. Another option is smelling the mold by sensing that foul stench. During the inspection, we also determine the extent of the damage - whether the area is above or less than 25 SQ. FT.
 
While at the site, our SERVPRO technicians can use a hygrometer to measure the relative humidity. If we notice the relative humidity is over 40%, then we can put in place dehumidifiers to reduce the content of moisture in the air. We perform dehumidification to reduce the chances of condensation taking place in cold areas. We then apply disinfectants on moldy spots to neutralize them and prevent the chances of future occurrence.
 
We remove contaminated porous items such as drywall and ceiling tiles from the structure. If we come across wet wallboard, we remove it and discard. Our team can also drill holes near the floor to drain walls. We understand there might be hidden mold in the interior of the wall, so, we use moisture sensors and meters to check whether there is some level of wetness. By using detergents that have anti-microbial properties, we wash hard surfaces and items. If necessary, we can use a stiff brush when we are washing rough areas such as concrete.
 
SERVPRO of Manayunk can make your house feel like home once more after experiencing storm, mold, fire, or water damage. Call us at (215) 482-0800 when you want to work with an industry leader that you can trust.

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Commercial Water Cleanup For Chestnut Hill Businesses

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Cleanup For Chestnut Hill Businesses Businesses usually see flooding problems after an internal problem with a malfunctioning sprinkler system, a broken pipe or a split hose.

Commercial Water Cleanup

Chestnut Hill businesses usually see flooding problems after an internal problem with a malfunctioning sprinkler system, a broken pipe or a split hose. Each can leave an incredible amount of water across the floor, and damage both structural property and inventory.

Commercial water cleanup for a Chestnut Hill copy shop and business center is not the same as water removal. SERVPRO restoration teams have to draw water out of the home before they can wipe down affected property or otherwise clean the facility. The amount of paper present can have some effects on everything in the facility.

Team members have to remove every piece of paper as quickly as possible, to avoid it adhering to furniture and everything else it touches. When it does stick, peeling it off piece-by-piece requires many labor hours, but our technicians can successfully remove it. If the furniture and other items are metal, removal is fairly simple. Wood bookcases or chairs require additional care to avoid causing secondary damage, but with a mild cleaning agent, they are restorable.

The ink on paper can stain everything it touches. For metal surfaces, SERVPRO can clean the ink stains with one of the cleaners in our inventory. Wood surfaces are more vulnerable than metal, and the stains or paints are covering them may have to be stripped to remove the stains. Our technicians can strip most surfaces, but we recommend bringing in a professional furniture restorer to replace the stain or paint.

Carpets are potentially the highest cost when it comes to clean up or replacement. To reduce the effects paper and ink have on them, technicians remove everything before drawing away all of the water. Next, they remove any bits of paper and other debris from the surface and then clean the carpet with a strong, commercial grade shampoo. If there is still massive staining after several cleaning sessions, it may be necessary to replace the carpet.

The goal at SERVPRO of Manayunk is to restore each business as close to its original state as possible. If you require our services after water spreads through your operation, call us today at (215) 482-0800 to schedule a visit and receive a free estimate.

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Fire Damage Experts in Andorra Talk about Extra Problems with Water

8/13/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Experts in Andorra Talk about Extra Problems with Water Water Exacerbates Fire Damage Cleanup in Andorra--Call SERVPRO for Great Results

SERVPRO Deals with Both Fire & Smoke and Water When Cleaning and Restoring Your Residence in Andorra

Whenever a fire starts on a property in Andorra, several kinds of problems can take place. First off, a fire can spread quickly and burn anything in its way including your building materials and contents. Things often get torched unevenly leaving various amounts of charring present on objects in the house. During most blazes, not everything burns entirely and incomplete combustion causing smoke to enter the airflow. Smoke travels throughout the home and can affect areas of the structure that are located far away from the source. Smoky air flowing from room to room can leave behind unpleasant aromas and soot residues. On top of it all, when a fire gets put out either you or the firefighters most likely use excessive amounts of water to extinguish all of the flames. The unusually large quantities of moisture entering your home can also create its own types of issues.
 
When water floods out a building after a burn, remediation work can get complicated. During several fire damage projects in Andorra, wet materials slow down the restoration process. When materials get burnt or covered in soot, and excessive moisture is added the charring or soils can soak deeper into the affected substances. If soils stay on wet materials for too long, they can become harder to clean.
 
In most cases, our SERVPRO technicians immediately test moisture levels of burnt building materials and contents when they know that water damage may have been added to the situation. When testing water content, we take a reading in the area that could be wet as well as a region we know that is unaffected. To figure out how damp something is, we compare these two numbers.
 
If a good portion of the affected section of your house is abnormally wet, then our SERVPRO crew can conduct rapid structural drying procedures before any mitigation on charred items begins. We set up dehumidifiers and air movers in the affected areas so that moisture levels drop. By discarding soaked and burnt items, the moisture level automatically drops.
 
If building materials or contents are severely burnt, then they get removed. Most of the time when items get affected by smoke, cleaning or refinishing can prevent them from being discarded. If you ever find yourself dealing with the infamous fire and water damage combination, call SERVPRO of Manayunk at (215) 482-0800 any time of the day.

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Water Cleanup Services In Mt Airy After Leaks Or Floods

8/9/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup Services In Mt Airy After Leaks Or Floods We have the tools to restore your home.

Water Cleanup Services

Emergencies can happen in your Mt Airy home at any time, but they seem to occur whenever it is the most inconvenient. SERVPRO crews are always ready to help you protect your home from minor mishaps and major emergencies round the clock. Our training prepares us for the worst situations.

When either small leaks plague a home or a flood covers our local neighborhoods, Mt Airy residents can depend on SERVPRO's water cleanup services to make things right again. We have the tools to restore your home “Like it never even happened” so your family can continue with their regular habits and activities, sans interruption once again.

Technicians at SERVPRO receive extensive training, earning IICRC certificates in Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and other areas to better protect customers' homes from damage and deterioration. When we arrive at a job in our Green Fleet, we do a thorough inspection of the situation. We also have a consultation with the homeowners. After no more water can invade your home, we start working to clean up the water and dry out your home.

Water cleanup begins with the extraction of all visible water. When the water came from a clean source, we can often save carpets from becoming too damaged for restoration. If flooding from outside or other dirty sources are involved in your home's emergency, replacing the carpet and padding is often the only option available that can provide the results we desire.

Hardwood floors and other less porous floors can still hold onto water, making the use of more intensive equipment necessary. Heat-producing machinery helps increase the speed that evaporation takes place, and with moisture extracting devices in place, we gather increasingly more amounts of water from the structures in your home.

Water from clean or dirty sources can deposit griminess on the once-clean belongings inside your residence. Our crews can get these clean for you and your family, quickly and without much fuss. We want you to be amazed at our work and happy that you called us. From start to finish, SERVPRO technicians strive to restore each home back to its pre-incident condition.

The technicians at SERVPRO of Manayunk live in our local communities and are proud to serve our neighbors in Roxborough, Mt Airy, and Dearnley Park. When your home requires water cleanup and removal services, call us at (215) 482-0800. Faster to Any Size Disaster, we understand your concerns and can help guide you through this and any other emergency crisis affecting your property.

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Aspects to Look at During Water Damage Restoration in Chestnut Hill

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aspects to Look at During Water Damage Restoration in Chestnut Hill Water damage can quickly affect your home. Contact SERVPRO for a fast response and efficient drying out services.

Team SERVPRO Effectively Tackles Water Damage Regardless of the Source of the Water

Water damage restoration is not all about extracting water from a structure and ventilating the area so that drying can take place. Professionals in this area understand the drying theory and how to apply its principles to achieve the drying goal. So, do not make a mistake of thinking that placing drying equipment and spraying products are all that professionals do during the restoration process. We are going to look at the various aspects that professionals consider when attending to such incidents in Chestnut Hill.
 
The amount of water in your property after a water damage event in Chestnut Hill is also crucial. Our SERVPRO technicians start by determining its source - it can be black water, gray water, or clean water. Clean water does not contain waste products, and it is usually water from a treated source. It can come from faulty appliances, overflowing sinks, leaking roofs and burst pipes. Fewer health risks are associated with this category of water; though, it ceases to be clean once it flows across the soil. In most cases, carpets and pads exposed to clean water are salvageable.
 
Gray water is also known as category 2 water, and it carries waste products - minus human waste. If your washing machine malfunctions and overflows, the water it dumps on the floor is under this category. It may present health risks if a person drinks, touches, or experiences any form of contact. Our SERVPRO team thoroughly cleans carpets exposed to gray water and replaces saturated pads.
 
Category 3 water is known as black water - though it does not means the water must be black. It is majorly unsanitary water with much debris which exposes humans to health risks. Burst sewage back-ups and floodwater are examples of its sources. It is advisable to replace porous materials, pads, and carpets that are contaminated with black water.
 
At SERVPRO of Manayunk, we respond immediately to storm, mold, fire, and water damage disaster. Call us at (215) 482-0800 and let us make your property “Like it never even happened.”
 
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Cleaning Out Flood Damage in Your Mt Airy Residence Makes it Livable and Safe Again

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleaning Out Flood Damage in Your Mt Airy Residence Makes it Livable and Safe Again Count on SERVPRO to Supply Heavy Duty Equipment for Storm Damage Cleanup in the Mt Airy Neighborhood

Water Damage Mitigation Is Crucial after a Storm

Floodwater smells really bad, and even after leaving, the odor only seems to get worse. Before a flood strikes in or near Mt Airy, homeowners often try to save more valuable items in their homes by placing them in higher locations. Later, we often find that this act of preparation continues to benefit homeowners because we can more easily work in areas directly affected by the flooding.
 
Once a Mt Airy home sustains flood damage, SERVPRO crews work fast to get things right again, “Like it never even happened.” Accomplishing this takes time and teamwork. Our IICRC- certified technicians ensure that water damage, microbial infestation, and other situations remain under control during the process of mitigating flood damage.
 
The amount of time to air out and completely dry your home after a flooding event depends on how much water absorbed into porous materials, and how warm we keep your home's interior. Although we extract as much water as possible in the initial stages, many times making more than one pass during this phase, absorbent materials can retain moisture. The air can also become saturated with water vapor. Higher heat means the air can hold more moisture, which we then force outdoors. Continually doing this slowly but steadily dries out your home's interior walls, floors, and air.
 
Dehumidifiers can work for small floods, such as an accident involving an overflowing sink, but for massive flooding, desiccant machines work more effectively. These machines can help eradicate areas of microbes left over by drying them out, although SERVPRO also uses air scrubbers. These remove any microbes or dust found in the air. Once dry, our crew members start cleaning surfaces to ensure everything becomes clean again and safe to touch. Odors also get treated through various methods, ensuring your home also smells like it should.

SERVPRO of Manayunk wants to make your flooded home livable again by mitigating flood damage. Being kept out of your home by disasters can seem like a never-ending nightmare, but we are here to help. If your home is in the Germantown or Andorra areas, call us at (215) 482-0800.

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