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How Our Skilled Professionals Will Eliminate Moldy Odors From Your Manayunk Home

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Our Skilled Professionals Will Eliminate Moldy Odors From Your Manayunk Home If you become aware of the presence of mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill immediately.

Clearing The Signs And Odors Of Mold Damage In Your Manayunk Home

Professional assessment is a must for homeowners who discover signs of mold or mildew in their property. These microscopic fungi can spread fast and have been known to infect sheetrock, wooden structural components, and wall spaces. Often the visible signs are the tip of the iceberg and can betray extensive mold growth underneath. Although these fungi pose a health risk, they are not considered to be life-threatening. However, dealing with mold quickly and effectively is essential.

The unpleasant odor and appearance of mold damage in Manayunk properties can be rectified quickly using a local service. SERVPRO has experienced IICRC certificate holders in both the assessment and remediation of mold. Our technicians live locally which can reduce call-out times to your property and allow us to guarantee to arrange a service within one hour of notification of loss; we can begin work in as little as four.

By focusing on the source, we can remove mold and prevent it from coming back. Mold spores proliferate in warm, moist conditions so often the source could be a leaking pipe or structural flaw. We use moisture meters and our training to find these moisture pockets and dry them using rapid air-movers or injectidry systems. These equipment allow us to dry inside wall cavities, crawlspaces and beneath the subfloor.

The priority for most homeowners is removing the visible signs and musty smells that are common in this type of property damage. We can use soda blasting alongside other agitative cleaning methods to remove thick buildup. SERVPRO provides technicians with industrial grade foggers that are water-based, meaning they are safe to use in properties without having to relocate residents. Our priority is to remove both the signs and smells to make the damage “Like it never even happened.”

Mold damages can often recur if the property is not thoroughly cleansed. After removing fungus from carpets, upholstery or walls, SERVPRO can apply antimicrobial treatments to the affected area. This treatment helps to mitigate against recurring mold problems meaning one call-out is enough to remediate damages.

If you become aware of the presence of mold in your home, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 immediately.

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Roxborough Properties Receive Exceptional, Comprehensive Water Restoration Services from SERVPRO

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Roxborough Properties Receive Exceptional, Comprehensive Water Restoration Services from SERVPRO Equipment Like Air Scrubbers and LGR Dehumidifiers Are Why SERVPRO Teams Mitigate Water Damage in Roxborough Homes and Businesses

Removing Odors Through Applied Drying and Deodorization in Water Cleanup for Roxborough Homes

Wherever there is the presence of moisture, there is the risk of unpleasant odors and secondary damages like mold or mildew. Many providers can remove the visible signs of moisture, but few have the required equipment to dry inside a wall or underneath floorboards and cabinets. Choosing the right service at the first time of asking could help save yourself money and stress.

Usually, a water cleanup in Roxborough properties involves more than just pumping out standing water. Odors can often disappear once a structure is dry, but only a thorough approach can ensure your home is dry inside and out. SERVPRO trains technicians at a national facility and provides them with the latest restoration equipment to ensure we get the job done the first time. Our technicians hold IICRC qualifications in a range of drying and odor control restoration.

Sources of odor are complicated to find. An odor can come from anywhere, so the only way to guarantee proper removal is to dry and deodorize the affected area. Wall cavities and fittings are usually the culprits when it comes to hidden moisture pockets. SERVPRO drills small holes into walls and the toe pockets of cabinets to allow airflow. In some cases, we use advanced injectidry equipment to blast warm air directly into wall cavities. This technique prevents long-term exposure to moisture which can damage sheetrock inside your walls.

Tackling odors using deodorization is a secondary method that can be effective once the affected area is thoroughly dried. Although SERVPRO has access to ozone generators it is rare we use this equipment outside of large commercial properties. Our technicians hold certificates in odor control from the IICRC and can apply a range of methods proven effective to tackle moisture. Usually, industrial foggers are efficient and harmless. In areas of significant odor, we may lay down pellets.

For thorough, educated approaches to restoration, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800.

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Prevent Mold In Your Manayunk Home

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Prevent  Mold In Your Manayunk Home Black mold grows in the basement. This mold was revealed after a poorly installed bathtub and shower surround were removed.

Wet Basement in Your Manayunk Home Can Cause Mold Growth

There are many Manayunk homes where the basement is generally unused for more than storage of a few items. The lack of traffic to this area often leaves many of the homeowners unaware of the conditions of this lower level and any growth potential threats of moisture and dampness that could result in widespread mold growth throughout beams and floor supports on the ceiling. A good way for homeowners to understand the status of their basement level is to inspect this area for potential damages or damp areas regularly. Even without clear signs of mold growth, a damp basement is something that should get addressed as quickly as you can.

Preventing mold damage to your Manayunk basement might be challenging to do if you do not know what is happening beneath your feet. Often many homeowners do not know about a problem until it spreads through the HVAC system or the flooring material on the main floor of the house to spread mold to new areas of the property that get more highly trafficked. Regardless of how the mold damage gets discovered, removing the presence takes precision and industry-leading equipment you can find on our SERVPRO emergency response, Green Fleet. 

Drying up the area is often as important as removing the mold growth. A drier region lacks the requirements to facilitate further growth of the organism, and our SERVPRO professionals can contain the current spread with air scrubbers and hydroxyl generators. Whether removing the materials entirely or only removing enough to take out the active colony inside, our professionals get to work on eliminating the organism seated in materials throughout this area of your home. We further protect beams and structural elements by spraying them with an antimicrobial solution to make them uninhabitable to spores for a time. 

While you might not see your basement as often as you should, you can appreciate how moist and damp areas of the property can allow for mold growth to occur. To prevent this disaster from affecting more than it already has, give our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill remediation specialists a call today at (215) 482-0800.

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Learn How SERVPRO Can Repair the Damaged Wood in Your Manayunk Home

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Learn How SERVPRO Can Repair the Damaged Wood in Your Manayunk Home After wood in your home has been damaged SERVPRO can offer sanding as a repair.

Treatments for Fire Damaged Wood in Manayunk Homes

One of the most vulnerable materials in Manayunk homes to fire damage is wood. Although modern homes are built with many systems in place to improve their resistance to fire, all but a few types of wood remain highly flammable and susceptible to damage. Although the processes involved in restoring damage done to wood are simple compared to many other tasks, they still require significant manpower and careful planning to get done. Here are a few ways SERVPRO technicians use their expertise to reverse the effects of fire damage on wood in your home.


Many consequences of fire damage to Manayunk homes can be dealt with by refinishing or repainting wood and other surfaces in the home. After a light cleaning, our crews can apply one of many new finishes to the surface depending on the needs of your home. These finishes can effectively seal in smoke odors, give the wood a like-new appearance, and even add style where your home might have been lacking before.


One treatment unique to most types of wood is sanding. With the aid of industrial-strength sanding tools, we can shave off the thin charred layer on fire damaged surfaces in your home. After any visual damage has been removed, we make final adjustments and apply a fresh coat of finish to the material. This treatment may not work for all types of wood, but is still one of our most-used tactics.

Isolated Replacement

When a fire compromises the structural integrity of your home by burning through supports, framing, and other critical supportive elements, our only option is to replace the materials and prevent collapse later. However, we only replace those boards and beams that have been burned through, keeping areas with only cosmetic damage mostly untouched. By keeping replacements to a minimum, we often save thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasted by tossing out salvageable materials.

SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill can help to reverse the effects of fire damage in your home. Call us 24/7 as soon as possible after a disaster at (215) 482-0800.

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If You Have A Water Damage Emergency In Your Manayunk Home You Need The Team At SERVPRO!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage If You Have A Water Damage Emergency In Your Manayunk Home You Need The Team At SERVPRO! We're available 24/7 and ready to answer your call.

Situations When You Need Water Cleanup Services For Your Manayunk Residence

Being prepared with reliable knowledge and an understanding of how different catastrophic circumstances can harm your Manayunk home helps keep any damage from becoming too severe. Many disasters involve water that invades your living space either from broken pipes or other mishaps inside the house, or creeping water that comes in from the outside world.

When you find yourself facing property damage, many times water cleanup services in Manayunk can drastically reduce the amount of damage almost immediately. When SERVPRO water extraction team starts removing the water, the rate at which it can spread to other areas significantly decreases. Our experts can help get things back to normal for you after a disaster.

Flooding can bring contaminated water full of silt and organic materials into your residence. We extract the water and sanitize every surface touched by the water. Afterward, we deodorize to make sure your home looks and smells like you remember, before the flood.

Rain coming to your home from crooked gutters can also scatter leaves and other things from your yard all over your floor. While rainwater seems clean, it often carries small impurities that can produce foul odors as it decomposes. Microbial colonization becomes increasingly likely when outside water remains for too long inside your home.

Appliances can malfunction and spill water all over the floor. A brittle hose can break or slip off from the machine and send gallon after gallon all over your home's floors. Because this water is much cleaner than floodwater, the chances increase in your flooring's favor, including carpeting. The increased probability that we can save your floors only holds with a rapid response, which is why we are Faster To Any Size Disaster. Getting your furniture up on blocks to prevent staining, pulling out any ruined materials, and other steps after water cleanup prevent undamaged areas from becoming involved in the situation.

After a small fire, overlooking the necessity of water cleanup can lead to water damage and mold infestation, even in areas that remained unscathed by the fire. We can get things dried out and ready for normal activities in your home after such an incident. Making sure that electrical wiring remains functional and safe happens with one of our partners, further saving you time and money.

SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill is always ready to help those living in Roxborough, Andorra, and Germantown successfully deal with possibly damaging incidents involving water in their homes. Water cleanup is an essential part of many mitigation jobs, and we can provide you with expert, professional services. Call us for this and related mitigation and restoration services at (215) 482-0800. We're always open and ready to answer your call.

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The Steps SERVPRO Technicians Take to Restore Commercial Fire Damage

12/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Steps SERVPRO Technicians Take to Restore Commercial Fire Damage Our team is here to take care of your fire-damaged business with the tender, love, & care it deserves.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Manayunk Business

When you own a clothing store in Manayunk, even the smallest fire can cause a great deal of damage to your building and merchandise. Cleanup from a fire has different elements to it, which means it is essential that the process is done correctly.

Commercial fire damage to your Manayunk business needs to be dealt with right away. Any settled soot is acidic and continually causes more damage as long as it is left. Calling our professionals at SERVPRO as soon as the fire is out is the best thing to do to protect your assets.

When our staff is cleaning up fire damage, there are four elements which affect how residues and soils are suspended in a cleaning product. These include temperature, agitation, chemical action, and time. We use all these elements for effective cleaning.

SERVPRO technicians are trained to know that heat makes molecules move faster. Temperature helps the cleanup process since the faster the particles are going, the higher the speed of the chemical reaction is between cleaning solutions and soils. Heat can also lower the surface tension of water-based solutions, letting the products penetrate surfaces and dissolve soils more efficiently. The molecules remain suspended in the cleaning agent longer, allow for better extraction.

Agitation is used to dislodge soils. It can mean moving the surface being cleaned, moving the solution, or both. Once the bond between the soil and the surface is broken, we can wash the residues away.

Cleaning solutions bridge the gap between water and soil which makes our process of cleaning easier. We use various chemical actions to break the bond between surfaces and smoke residues that are clinging to them.

Dwell time is the time that we need for the soils to dissolve and the chemical action to work. These times vary for different cleaning processes and professional products. The specific time requirements depend on various factors like the kind of soil, the kind of material, the temperature of the cleaning solution and the method of agitation.

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SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill work quickly and efficiently to clean your business in Roxborough, Andorra, or Dearnley Park after a fire to avoid any further damages. You can trust that you are receiving professional staff who treat you as an individual when you contact us at (215) 482-0800. 

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Our Guide To Restoring Your Chestnut Hill Home After A Flood

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Guide To Restoring Your Chestnut Hill Home After A Flood Keeping hold of an emergency restoration service that responds quickly could save you thousands of dollars in personal damages.

Restoring Your Property After Flood Damage In Chestnut Hill

The flash flooding that hit much of Philadelphia this fall has caused severe damages to commercial property managers and private residents alike. These rapid water floods were caused by a series of storms that led to high levels of precipitation. Keeping a preparedness kit with you and having a game plan for the immediate event is essential to your safety. Keeping hold of an emergency restoration service that responds quickly could save you thousands of dollars in personal damages.

The impact of flood damage in Chestnut Hill residences is two-fold. The initial phase can be a threat to your safety. The second phase is concerned with reducing the financial impact on your personal property and possessions. SERVPRO is an established restoration service with technicians that live and work right here in Philadelphia. We can reach you fast and have access to industrial scale equipment.

When water passes rapidly through towns and cities, it can become contaminated along the way. These contaminate range from animal carcasses to raw sewage. The combination of water with contaminated substances is known by SERVPRO technicians as Black Water and has its own set of procedures for restoration. These procedures tend to be more thorough than in clean water cleanups due to the presence of potentially harmful pathogens.

In short, cleaning up contaminated Black Water means rapidly removing all items that have come in to contact with the substance. Due to the high personal health risk, areas of drywall may have to be removed as well as carpets to be taken and thoroughly cleaned. Although SERVPRO work toward a restore over replaces mentality, in the case of flood water we may need to act quickly to ensure property remains safe for its inhabitants.

Clearing away Black Water requires professional expertise, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 to arrange a visit from a technician.

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SERVPRO Provides Cutting-Edge Equipment and Training for Cleanup After a House Fire in Manayunk

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Provides Cutting-Edge Equipment and Training for Cleanup After a House Fire in Manayunk That's Why SERVPRO -- Smoke Odors and Particles Even Get Cleaned from Your Manayunk HVAC System After a Fire

Smoke and Soot Damage Recovery in Your Manayunk Home

Mitigation is an essential element in preserving your home, and its contents after a disaster affect your Manayunk residence. Widespread effects from situations like a fire can cause compounding conditions that require both experienced personnel and advanced equipment to overcome.

Fire damages can hit your Manayunk residence in many ways and overcoming each of them can prove challenging on its own. Our SERVPRO technicians undergo extensive training to achieve their certifications in Fire and Smoke Restoration and also continued education to tackle secondary effects like odor removal and soot mitigation. We offer continual training for all of our technicians to promote an atmosphere of highly-educated and motivated professionals of this industry with the skills and equipment necessary to restore fire-damaged properties entirely.

Mitigation work is only as productive as the team that responds quickly to begin it. That is why our 24-hour emergency service is available to anyone, even on the holidays. We can respond quickly to the emergency and work efficiently to limit the loss that your home sustains through content removal like our pack-out process and through addressing secondary effects that can cause continual issues for your home such as water damage from extinguishing efforts.

However, through our advanced equipment available to our SERVPRO team on site such as our truck-mounted pumps, we can extract excess water fast and begin to address some of the other widespread concerns throughout the house such as soot and smoke damages. Some of the affected materials and contents of your home that sustained smoke damages can get treated on site with the use of our thermal fogger. This chemical compound neutralizes harsh odor molecules on contact and is effective both for open areas and for individual items like fabrics, clothing, and carpeting. Odor control can be a pervasive problem in fire and smoke abatement if not tackled quickly. But there are some odors that not even SERVPRO can eliminate. Imaginged odors. Click for more on this here.

Fire damages might be too much for a homeowner to contend with on their own, but with the fast response of our highly trained technicians, we can ensure that restoration is efficient and thorough. Give our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill emergency response team a call anytime that you need assistance at (215) 482-0800.

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The 48 Hour Countdown: When Water Enters Your Mt Airy Home

10/25/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The 48 Hour Countdown: When Water Enters Your Mt Airy Home SERVPRO was able to restore this property after water damage.

Mt Airy's Water Removal Team Talks About Different Sources of Damage

Moisture-related problems can occur inside your Mt Airy home when you least expect it. The most common source of water damage inside houses is plumbing system failures when this occurs water removal may be necessary. Even the smallest cracks inside a water pipe can cause hundreds of gallons of water to pump into your house in a short period. Appliances that use water can also malfunction and spray moisture onto your contents and building materials. Once moisture hits organic materials inside a building, the problems can get worse and worse making prompt water removal a necessity.  

As soon as you notice a leak, it is wise to call in the experts at SERVPRO. We know that when conducting a water removal operation in Mt Airy, that time is vital. Microbes can start to form within 48 hours, so our goal is always to lower moisture levels to what they were before the loss within that two day period. If items inside your structure stay saturated for too long, they start to lose their structural integrity.  

Every water damage project gets completed differently based on the source of the leak. Plumbing system failures are the most common cause of problems, but they are the easiest to mitigate. When moisture flows out of a water pipe, we know that it is clean. When things get ruined by clean water, our SERVPRO team considers the problem a class one or white water damage scenario.  

Other water sources can leak, thus contaminating the materials they contact. Possible contamination with harmful bacteria occurs when water leaks from a sink drain or comes in from the outside after a storm. These types of situations are called category two or grey water cases.  

Sometimes toilets malfunction or sewage backs up into your home. In these situations, special techniques need to be taken to prevent health effects. During these types of problems or cases of category three or black water damage, most items the water touched are thrown out. If you ever have problems with excessive moisture inside your home, call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 any day of the week.

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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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