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The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Your Manayunk Residence

6/16/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Ultimate Guide to Water Damage Remediation in Your Manayunk Residence The bathroom is a typical place of water damage to occur. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance and tips.

Cabinet Recovery After a Water Leak in Your Manayunk Home

Your kitchen and bathroom in your Manayunk home are the two areas that often become most susceptible to potential water loss incidents and damages. Even with a fast response to the situation from competent and qualified technicians like our team, certain fixtures, furniture, and cabinetry can become affected by the standing water and excessive moisture. Addressing these concerns quickly can help to reduce the need for tear out and reconstruction, but also save our customers time and money on the restoration work their home needs.

Water damage can spread quickly throughout a Manayunk residence, and saturation of specific elements, especially porous woods that often make fixtures like bathroom vanities lighter and easier to maneuver, can absorb this spreading water immediately. From the initial point of exposure, a timetable begins to remove saturation and to dry out construction materials and cabinetry. The faster that our SERVPRO team works on these effects, the less likely that they can become too badly damaged to preserve.

With wooden shelving and cabinetry throughout both a kitchen or bathroom, it does not take long for standing water to penetrate these materials. Within a few days of exposure, without the appropriate drying techniques, this excess moisture can warp and distort the affected areas of your house. We arrive at a property with the moisture content readers and devices that can help to note where pockets of dampness exist and where drying machines and equipment gets most efficiently placed.

In some cases, even with the fast response of our SERVPRO professionals to water loss incidents, the damage is too excessive or widespread to overcome completely. In these cases, we can utilize controlled demolition techniques to carefully remove only the overly exposed materials and fixtures to reduce the costs of reconstruction and renovation.

Water loss incidents can spread quickly throughout a kitchen or bathroom, affecting cabinets and other shelving units as saturation takes root. You can trust in the expertise and equipment of our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill water restorers to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (215) 482-0800.

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Why is There an Odor After the Flood Damage Cleanup in Manayunk Home?

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why is There an Odor After the Flood Damage Cleanup in Manayunk Home? Don’t let odor from water damage be your homes new aroma.

Let SERVPRO take on all aspects of a flood damage in your home.

When it comes to flood damage, small scale water loss events in a home can wind up, costing the homeowner more in secondary issues than the original event. Those scenarios generally are the result of inadequate water extraction or drying, leading to the potential of mold or unpleasant odors.

SERVPRO received a call to mitigate flood damage in a Manayunk home. Our team arrived only to find the flood had happened a few days before and the homeowner believed she cleaned up the mess, but a strong musty odor developed.

We scoped the room and found high moisture behind the baseboards, and thermal imaging confirmed water wicked into the sheetrock a few inches. We removed the baseboards for drying, but the time of exposure had been too long to salvage the sheetrock through drying and cleaning. So, our technicians measured roughly six inches above where the water line ended and cut away the damaged building materials, also known as making "flood cuts." This action enables adequate airflow to ensure the wall cavity for thorough drying.

SERVPRO does not set up fans and go away, hoping for the best when we dry a room. We have powerful air movers that deliver fast-moving air that causes embedded water vapor to rise where it is then removed from the area by our dehumidifiers. This cycle continues until our moisture readings show the water loss areas meet pre-set drying goals.

In cases where complete mitigation of water damage occurs, with prolonged exposure to elevated moisture levels, our technicians know the signs of mold to look for as they are IICRC-Certified in Applied Microbial Remediation. Our approach is two-fold to inhibit the growth of mold colonies.

First, we set drying goals for the areas affected by water loss to around 40% or less humidity, and second, we clean and disinfect all surfaces with our anti-bacterial and anti-fungal solutions which also reduces or even eliminates residual odors. If stronger odor control methods are necessary, we have specialized equipment for neutralizing odors at the molecular level.

Call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 at the first sign of flood damage in your home. Even small water loss issues need professional mitigation, that is why We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Arrive Quickly To Restore Your Manayunk Home After A Fire

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Arrive Quickly To Restore Your Manayunk Home After A Fire A fire can destroy your home within minutes, and our team is Faster to Any Size Disaster!

Removing Odors from Your Manayunk Home’s Carpets

Carpeting is a common staple of Manayunk homes, and after a fire, can get affected by multiple levels of damaging symptoms. Even without widespread fire loss incidents that can leave substantial soot and smoke residues, odors can become a challenging obstacle for even professional restoration technicians to overcome. Our team has sophisticated equipment and advanced technology to help clean and deodorize your carpeted areas in the house after a fire if they do not require removal and replacement.

While fire damage might occur in your Manayunk home many different harsh odors embedded in your carpet can become a long-standing threat to your property without the appropriate preventative and corrective measures. Our SERVPRO team can arrive to fire loss incidents quickly with an array of recovery and mitigation equipment designed to improve the look, function, and smell of your property after a disaster. With our fast response to these situations, we can often have the opportunity to prevent the spread of damaging effects like odors from reaching new areas of the house.

One of the first steps that our SERVPRO team can take for restoring the carpets in your fire-damaged home is to begin with thoroughly cleaning this flooring material. We have deep cleaning solutions like our hot water extraction and deluxe pre-rinse solutions that can penetrate to the base of your carpet fibers and break loose sediment and debris, but also begin to remove and displace foul odor molecules that could embed themselves within the fibers of the carpet.

After we have thoroughly cleaned the affected area of your home, we can work to deodorize this material using several different tools and pieces of equipment. Commonly, our team utilizes UV and thermal foggers for their portability and spread of this dense, odorless chemical compound that can break apart foul odor molecules on contact.

While your carpets are just a small portion of your fire-damaged home, our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill team works to recover every effect to make fire losses “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime you need us at (215) 482-0800.

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Are Flooding and Mold On The Menu of Your Manayunk Restaurant?

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Are Flooding and Mold On The Menu of Your Manayunk Restaurant? Don't serve flood damage at your Manayunk restaurant. You can trust the SERVPRO Brand to restore your business "Like it never even happened."

The Risks of Flooding in a Manayunk Restaurant

Running a restaurant in Manayunk can come with a list of challenges to maintain your competitiveness with the other eateries in the region. When you factor in situations like disasters, these incidents can derail a business, especially in instances of flooding that do not get addressed quickly. Business owners can benefit from immediately reaching out to the professionals of our restoration team to get mitigation and clean up started quickly.

Restaurants thrive on offering their customers a positive experience from the moment they walk into their walk back out, so flood damage in Manayunk can substantially hinder this goal. Even in situations where flooding can remain contained to specific areas of your restaurant where it does not entirely hinder production, such as a leaking portion of the roof, addressing the water damage in these areas must happen immediately to avoid costly and destructive effects like mold growth. Our SERVPRO professionals can help.

As you are aware in the food and beverage industry, mold and contaminants are reputation killers and can keep you from serving your customers until you can prove through testing that the situation has gotten sufficiently resolved. Preventing these occurrences beforehand with the application of our high-strength antimicrobial agents to exposed materials, contents, and structural elements can make these wet areas uninhabitable to mold spores in the environment.

Content removal such as the furniture in your dining area and the sophisticated equipment in your kitchen helps to prevent these items from becoming too damaged to preserve. Once the restaurant is dried and cleaned appropriately, we can return these removed items to their original positions. We also utilize specialized equipment and practices to get mitigation started from the time that our response team arrives. With fast water removal and drying solutions for your business, we can get you back up and running quickly after a flooding emergency.

Your restaurant has a reputation to worry about, and too much bad publicity or experiences for your guests can ruin your business model. Let our SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill response team help you through flooding emergencies to handle the situation quickly and thoroughly to get you back to business as usual. Give us a call today at (215) 482-0800.

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Manayunk Structures, the Right Water Removal Equipment, and the Right Personnel--SERVPRO Can Do It!

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Manayunk Structures, the Right Water Removal Equipment, and the Right Personnel--SERVPRO Can Do It! After Flooding in a Manayunk Property, Moisture Sensors Help Discover Hidden Pockets of Moisture--A SERVPRO Service!

Professional Equipment for Smooth Flood Damage Restoration in Manayunk

A smooth flood damage restoration process requires the use of specialized equipment as well as a trained workforce to operate the equipment correctly. That is what you get when you work with an experienced and certified restoration service provider. In this article, we are looking at some of the equipment that we use when working on such incidents in Manayunk.
 
Most flood damage losses in Manayunk are associated with standing water, which means our SERVPRO technicians need to choose appropriate extraction techniques and tools. In situations where the water does not contain solid materials, we might decide to use submersible pumps. We prefer pumping as a means of water extraction when the depth of the water exceeds two inches. In most cases, we direct this water into a treated sewer system and avoid directing it into facilities that have septic systems.
 
Sometimes our SERVPRO technicians can use truck-mounted or portable extractors to remove the standing water. The portable types are convenient when we need to remove water from structures and other areas with limited access. On the other hand, truck mounts are more powerful and usually have their independent sources of power. Both the portable and truck-mounted extractors have a vacuum system, a pump and a heater; key components that give them the ability to perform both some restorative cleaning and water removal.
 
Physical means of water extraction from a flooded home are not enough when our SERVPRO technicians are restoring your property. Water can intrude into different locations of your structure, and there is a need to use detection devices. For instance, we use moisture meters and sensors to identify these locations. Infrared camera imaging can detect lingering moisture inside wall cavities and other nooks and crannies. We can also install air movers and space heaters to speed up the rate of evaporation during the restoration process.
 
SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill has highly experienced technicians that work 24/7 to make every situation we handle to look “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (215) 482-0800 and discover the options you have when the disaster comes calling.

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Why SERVPRO Is Your Trusted Choice for Water, Flood, Fire Damage Roxborough Businesses

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO Is Your Trusted Choice for Water, Flood, Fire Damage Roxborough Businesses Each of our vehicles are stocked with equipment to restore your business. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

SERVPRO Can Help Restore Roxborough Area Homes or Businesses

Our highly trained team starts each project with the same goal, to “preserve before replacing,” utilizing our advanced equipment and industry knowledge to restore damaged original construction materials rather than replacing when possible. We focus on a comprehensive approach to restoration that includes damage recovery from the initial inspection through reconstruction. With our experienced restoration technicians and full-service contracting division, we can help you recover from commercial and residential damage cost-effectively and quickly.

When a Roxborough area business faces water, fire or floods, the damage can quickly spread beyond the commercial property itself. Employees lose hours, owners see revenue drop, and the community misses out on the products or services provided by the business. SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill can help manage significant commercial losses. Commercial clients require quick and comprehensive disaster restoration, and our team is ready 24/7. Our local team can get to work quickly on emergency board-up and tarping services to prevent further damage. After protecting and securing the structure, our SERVPRO team can begin the restoration process.

Our experienced team can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding when necessary. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save both time and money. With more than 80 years of combined building trades experience, our local team of experts is proud of our ability to offer high-quality repairs and full-scale reconstruction following emergencies that threaten your residential or commercial property.

By offering a comprehensive approach to restoration and recovery, no part of returning your property to preloss conditions gets subbed out to another contractor, and we can provide you with faster service at a lower cost. From emergency repairs to a Germantown small business to the designed renovation of an aging home in Mt Airy, SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill team has the experienced professionals to meet the needs of every construction project. Our team of restoration professionals live and work in local neighborhoods with our customers. We root for the Sixers, Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles. We debate Pat’s or Gino's?  To learn more about how our rebuilding and reconstruction services can help you recover from water, flood, fire, mold or storm damage, call us at 215-482-0800.

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Fire Damaging Smoke, Soot, and Odors Meet Their "Match" with SERVPRO in Manayunk Homes

4/24/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damaging Smoke, Soot, and Odors Meet Their "Match" with SERVPRO in Manayunk Homes House Fires in Manayunk Are No Match for SERVPRO's Cleanup, Odor Control, and Restoration

Why Your Manayunk Property Needs Immediate Fire Damage Restoration Services 

Time is of the essence when dealing with fire damage since within a short time much destruction can result. Soot and smoke residues are so destructive and can form permanent stains within a short time. Additionally, the water that was used to put out the fire may cause further damage to your property. That is why you need to call us to inspect your Manayunk property and determine the restoration procedures we have to put in place to mitigate the damage.

Fire damage incidents may expose your Manayunk property to security issues, and it is the work of our SERVPRO technicians to provide the necessary solutions. For instance, we can board up doors and windows for safety purposes, as well as tarp roofs to prevent additional damage that can result from the different elements of weather. In situations where the water that put out the fire is present, we use appropriate water extraction and drying procedures.
 
Dealing with the smoke particles that result from combustion can be complicated. Depending on what the fire consumed, we may decide to use air scrubbers, ozone treatments, hydroxyl generators, and thermal foggers when restoring the walls, furniture, cabinets, and ceilings of your property. We also make sure the HVAC systems within the building are switched off to prevent spreading soot to clean areas. When it is not appropriate to clean some of the items at the site, packing out is encouraged. We can help with this, also.
 
Even after performing cleaning and soot removal, some odor may still be lingering within the area. In such a case, we perform deodorization to neutralize the odor-causing agents. For effective results, we use deodorization agents that replicate the way that smoke particles move around the place. Some of the deodorants have anti-microbial properties that prevent chances of mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill offers a stress-free fire damage restoration process. For an instant response to emergencies at any time of the day, call (215) 482-0800 and work with a trusted industry leader.

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We Provide Immediate Response To Your Manayunk Water Damage Restoration Needs

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Provide Immediate Response To Your Manayunk Water Damage Restoration Needs We have the expertise, experience and equipment to restore your home 24/7. Don't hesitate and call us right away.

Clean Water Emergencies in Manayunk Requiring Professional Water Damage Technicians

All types of water contain microbes, even from clean water. A split pipe in your home may initially only present a clean water emergency. However, as the water bonds with soiling in the home, whether wall cavities or underneath fittings, it can become increasingly contaminated. This bonding process means that not tackling a clean water spill can see a situation develop into a grey or even black water emergency.

We provide an immediate response using local technicians to help solve water damage in Manayunk homes. Our call lines are in operation twenty-four hours a day, and we can send a trained technician to your property within just four hours of notification of loss. SERVPRO has technicians that hold IICRC qualifications in a range of water damaged areas and can use their expertise to ensure a professional, efficient service.

Standing water migrates quickly moving from wet to dry. That means that it can damage the subfloor beneath your carpet causing it to fall apart. Those with hard flooring like wood, concrete or tiles can also end up with a saturated sub-surface that can become a hotbed for mold growth, particularly in the warmer summer months. Our team can use infrared imaging cameras do discover potential damp spots and prevent secondary issues from occurring.

Floor tiling is often non-porous when fitted but over time cracks or wearing away of sealant can cause it to absorb moisture. SERVPRO can remove tiling to address issues in the subfloor before replacing it afterward. Equally, we can use injectidry systems to establish an air current in wall cavities or underneath fittings to ensure pockets of moisture are not allowed to stagnate further.

Here at SERVPRO, we recognize that it is difficult to talk about water damages without talking about mold damage. The two issues are often mutually inclusive with one causing the other. Our team can repaint base layers of paint with anti-microbial treatments to reduce the likelihood of mold occurring. We can also apply Biocides to under layers of carpets, fittings, and fabrics to further reduce the risk of an expensive microbial situation developing.

For an expert service in personal property remediation, contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800.

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Wondering How to Make Commercial Water Removal in Manayunk Successful? Read This!

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Wondering How to Make Commercial Water Removal in Manayunk Successful? Read This! Travelers are looking for a dry, clean room when they pay to use your motel rooms. Contact SERVPRO when your business is facing water damage.

Overcoming the Challenges of Commercial Water Damage in Manayunk Motels

When there is a water spill in a motel, the most challenging thing is how to extract the water and dry the facility fast to continue serving customers. People expect their favorite motel to be operational, especially when stopping over on a long journey. Reducing the downtime caused by the spill is, therefore, a significant priority. You can involve a professional commercial restorer to help fast track the process.

Fast removal of any standing water helps reduce the time it takes to fix commercial water damage in Manayunk. Having the right gear is crucial because such equipment can handle thousands of gallons within a short span. Our SERVPRO technicians use different types of extraction equipment including submersible pumps, truck-mounted water extractors, and portable extractors. Our crews also work as a team allowing them to tackle different areas simultaneously.

After removing standing water, a substantial amount of moisture remains in wet contents and building materials. Removing such moisture requires sufficient evaporation rates. Ventilating the structure by opening windows and then using fans can increase the rate of evaporation. However, this method has many challenges including interference by weather changes, energy loss and risk of losing valuables such as TV sets in the motel rooms because anyone can access them. Our SERVPRO technicians use a closed system whereby air movers boost the evaporation rate, and dehumidifiers extract the moisture from the air.

Water causes a wide range of damages in the contents such as furniture in a motel. Wooden items can swell and crack, or form spots. Color bleeding, water spots, and mildew growth are common water problems in upholstery items. The correct drying approaches can help save such items and preserve them in pristine quality. Our SERVPRO technicians use appropriate water extraction tools for furniture or upholstery items to remove most of the water. We then take simple steps such as tenting cushions and placing waxed paper between zippers and the rest of the materials to prevent rust as the items dry.

In case of water loss in your motel, call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill to help dry and preserve items. You can reach us at (215) 482-0800 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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If Winter Weather Has Damaged Your Roof Causing Flood Damage To Your Chestnut Hill Home, Call Our Crew Right Away!

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage If Winter Weather Has Damaged Your Roof Causing Flood Damage To Your Chestnut Hill Home, Call Our Crew Right Away! Call us at (215) 482-0800 for fast service that helps keep restoration costs low, and damage to your family's belongings minimized.

A Winter-Weakened Roof Can Cause Flood Damage To Your Chestnut Hill Home

Ice dams on top of homes across Chestnut Hill cause severe damage during the winter by opening up spaces between shingles. These spaces can lead to deterioration and extreme weakening of the roof's support beams below. The damage may go undetected until Spring when heavy showers alert homeowners of the problem.

Homes in Chestnut Hill can suffer from flood damage. Weak sections of a roof can let in large amounts of rain that can ruin a home's interior and contents from top to bottom. SERVPRO has specialists with IICRC certification ready 24 hours a day, every day of the year to help you restore your home.

Because flooding inside your home that comes from the roof comes into contact with building materials like insulation, wiring, and other components, this water can also pick up contaminants and leave it very dirty. This same water also affects those same materials. Our team of experts knows how to solve this situation for you and make things “Like it never even happened.”

We begin extracting the standing water from your house's lower levels and searching for places where the water passed through and left saturated. We place air movers in these sections of your home to force the moisture out of the walls, floors, and personal belongings and into the air. Moisture does not simply disappear, though, so we use powerful desiccant machines that remove this additional water vapor from the air.

Flooded carpets can pick up stains, as well as high concentrations of contamination. We generally remove these and make sure that the flooring underneath becomes adequately dry before new carpeting comes in for installation. When only a small area sustains flood damage, we can often clean it enough to save it. We also deodorize regions affected by water to keep odors from becoming a nuisance.

SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill is here for homeowners in Germantown, Andorra, and Roxborough for flood damage disasters. Call us at (215) 482-0800 for fast service that helps keep restoration costs low, and damage to your family's belongings minimized.

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