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Is Commercial Water Damage Being Stored in Your Roxborough Bank Vault?

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Is Commercial Water Damage Being Stored in Your Roxborough Bank Vault? Call your SERVPRO Franchise professional to help keep your bank open while remediating a water loss event.

Commercial Flood Damage Professionals In Roxborough Talk About Pipe Freezes

During the winter time, snowstorms and cold weather in the Roxborough area can cause several different problems with both businesses and homes. If your bank gets caught in a blizzard or cold spell, issues could occur that require you to call in a professional commercial flood damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Blizzards can create high-speed winds that can puncture your bank's windows or exterior walls allowing the snow to enter your bank building. During the winter months, outside temperatures can drop well below zero which can lower the indoor temperatures in portions of your bank. When the areas around your plumbing system start to get cold, it is possible that your water pipes can freeze. When water freezes, it expands, and it can force your pipes to burst and spill moisture into your structure and cause your bank's property extensive commercial flood damage.

Once a pipe freezes and breaks it can pour hundreds of gallons of water into your bank in a short period. Pipes usually freeze overnight when your bank is closed which can make the issues more severe, making it wise to call in an experienced commercial flood damage company in Roxborough. Our SERVPRO technicians have experience in dealing with a variety of issues on both personal and non-residential properties. We know that when working in your place of business, it is essential to keep your company operating as normal if at all possible. When a pipe breaks in your bathrooms, for instance, we can shut down one bathroom at a time and close off your bank in sections so that your customers can conduct their transactions as usual.

Water damage from a pipe bursting inside your bank's public restrooms can cause your building materials and possibly contents to get ruined. When mitigating any issues inside your bank that occurred, we work towards saving as many items we can with extraction and drying methods to reduce overall costs to your business. If you ever have a pipe freeze and break inside your bank's restroom, call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 immediately.

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Flood Damage in Manayunk - Choosing The Right Strategy for the Category

2/10/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Manayunk - Choosing The Right Strategy for the Category Flooding in your home is a situation that needs to be dealt with immediately. Contact SERVPRO for a quick response and assessment.

Water Hazards Found in Flood Damage in Manayunk

Water can be a truly destructive force in your home. Flood damage occurs not only from the water but possible contaminants in the water and after the fact, the presence of mold is a possibility.

When you call SERVPRO to your home, our technicians will determine the type of water flooding your Manayunk home and test for contaminants. Category One flooding is considered clean water and has few contaminants if any and is the least harmful. Gray water is considered a Category Two situation and is sometimes also referred to as "sullage" as it may contain light amounts of sewage and runoff. This type of water should be considered toxic to both humans and pets. If gray water has been allowed to stand for more than 48 hours, it should be handled as a black water situation. Category Three flood water is referred to as black water and is considered harmful to humans and pets. It may contain sewage, harmful chemicals, and other toxic substances.

Once the flood water category is determined, SERVPRO technicians work quickly to remove the water safely from your home. Truck mounted pumps can remove thousands of gallons of water quickly so the home can be dried using powerful air movers. Then the team goes to work disinfecting and neutralizing both contaminants and odors left after a flood. Special attention is paid to ensure the environment is not favorable for mold growth. We use digital moisture detectors to ensure when your home looks dry, it is dry. Our goal is to clean and restore rather than replace items within the home.

Flood waters can bring so much more than just water into your home. It is vital the process of water removal begins as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill has certified technicians ready to handle your flood damage problem in your home. We are available to help you 24/7, just call (215) 482-0800 and get a consultation with one of our knowledgeable experts now.

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Why Fast Extraction is Important to Remove Water From Chestnut Hill Homes

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Fast Extraction is Important to Remove Water From Chestnut Hill Homes Water and wood floors don't mix. Call SERVPRO when unwanted water invades your home.

Why SERVPRO Chooses The Best Response for Water Damage in Chestnut Hill

Property can flood for different reasons including a burst plumbing line or a failed appliance such as a dishwasher. We have also been called to fix spills that happen from human errors such as leaving a tap running. Just as the causes of the spill vary, responses too can be different. An appropriate response should remove the water from your property fast. It should also help you save on costs and forestall secondary problems from occurring. We offer professional restoration services that have helped many property owners in Chestnut Hill.

Fast extraction helps reduce the impact of water damage in Chestnut Hill. Many materials can withstand temporary submersion in water. However, as time passes the water permeates the material causing problems like swelling, loss of structural integrity and loss of shape such as when wood warps. Water also causes running of dyes from fabrics or resins from wooden materials leading to stains. By stopping the source of water and using immediate extraction helps prevent most of these secondary problems. Our SERVPRO technicians use different equipment including wet-dry vacs and portable as well as truck-mounted extractors to achieve this goal. In case we cannot stop the water source we can move contents to prevent them from severe damage.  

From our past experiences, we know that the number of items replaced after a flooding incident influence the costs involved. Saving more items can, therefore, helps reduce the cost. Restorative cleaning and drying are two steps that help you save significant items like carpets, or upholstery items reducing costs by a significant margin. At SERVPRO, we have certified CCT, Carpet Cleaning Technicians, and ASD, Applied Structural Drying Technicians, to handle such tasks. We can remove the carpet and reinstall it when it dries or opt for in-place drying which limits the levels of disruption including moving furniture.  

Water loss incidents can have long-term implications if not appropriately managed. Some of these problems might include mold development and deterioration of materials in walls and subfloors. The problems usually occur when excess moisture remains after the restoration process. After extracting all standing water, our SERVPRO technicians take additional measures to dry the property correctly. On walls, we can drill vent holes allowing us to circulate air in the wall cavities for effective drying. We also use drying mats and injectidry systems to remove moisture trapped below floorboards. We use different moisture detection tools including thermo-hygrometers and moisture meters to ensure proper drying.  

Choosing the right drying method helps restore your water damaged property fully. Call SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill at (215) 482-0800 to assist you. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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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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