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Clean Homes Sell Faster!

10/22/2020 (Permalink)

It is common knowledge that cleaner homes sell faster than ones that look like they need a good scrubbing. Potential buyers would probably prefer to purchase a cleaner house, especially if they'd like to move in sooner rather than later.

But, it is not common that all homes are maintained at the highest of standards; there could be years worth of dust, mold, and other contaminants around the home that could have never been cleaned by the homeowner. 

While keeping a cleaner home could increase its market value — and could reduce your list-to-sale conversion times — you should try to maintain a cleaner home for your health.

SERVPRO can assist you with all of your home cleaning needs; we have a variety of services that could help your home become anew!

- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery, and Blind Cleaning

- Ceiling, Wall, and Hard Floor Cleaning

- Deodorization

- Duct and HVAC Cleaning

- Mold Mitigation and Remediation

If you need any of the above services, call us today!

Thunderstorm Facts: Heavy Storms!

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

Is it safe to assume that at some point in our lives, we all looked up to the sky and watched the clouds? Has anyone ever pondered how much these giant, cotton-like objects actually weigh? Dennis Mersereau, from Mentalfloss.com, shines some light on this question.

“Water is heavy,” Mersereau says, “We look at clouds floating effortlessly through the sky and don’t think about the sheer amount of weight hanging above our heads.”

Downpours are truly a sight to see when they occur, but to think that what is hitting the roof of our vehicles or on top of our umbrellas could be coming down with much more force is straight-up mind boggling.

“One cumulus cloud can weigh more than 1 million pounds. When it comes to a billowing thunderstorm, though, the weigh can go up tremendously depending on how much rain it’s holding,” Mersereau continues, “we’re lucky the rain doesn’t all fall at once.”

Thunderstorm Facts: What Are Updrafts?

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

According to Dennis Mersereau, from Mentalfloss.com, he defines the various stages and occurrences that go on during the course of a very strong thunderstorm, or during a stronger storm in general.

“Thunderstorms can inspire the entire range of human emotion with their vivid displays of nature’s fury,” Mersereau says, “they [storms] are used to set an ominous tone in spooky stories, even as they bring much-needed relief to parched fields or distressed humans on a hot day.”

Mersereau mentions updrafts as one of the key components to start up a storm, which are columns of warm air that quickly rise through the atmosphere, often packing a punch! It is worth noting that the size and force of an updraft is dependent upon the temperatures in the atmosphere, but they can easily exceed 100mph during strong storms.

SERVPRO of Pennpack/Bustleton Gets There Fast!

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton will be to your Philadelphia location in a hurry to help you deal with your building emergency.

SERVPRO® is strategically positioned throughout the nation to be faster to any-sized disaster. More locations mean faster response! SERVPRO® is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

How Does SERVPRO Tackle Water Damage

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO, we understand that every water damage situation is not just a little different; we realize that they also all require a unique solution. In general, though, the process typically stays the same.

We follow steps through a diligent process that ensures that we are more than ready for more than just the “typical” water damage emergency.

From the moment you pick up the phone and speak to a SERVPRO representative, until the time our skilled technicians step foot on the site of your loss - we are here for you, until the job is complete!

Our commitment to turning your disaster into a distant memory perfectly seams together with our slogan, "Like it never even happened."

Give your local SERVPRO franchise a call when you need us; we will always answer the call!

There Is NO Storm Damage Too Large For SERVPRO!

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO possesses the ability to send out highly skilled water damage specialists to your large storm loss, at any point during the day, 24/7.

We pride ourselves on this fact, as we are always faster to any size disaster. Our guys have a ton of experience in water and storm damage restoration, which we believe is the cornerstone of our business.

Because we spend a great deal of time training our staff, we are able to confidently send you technicians that will enable you to get back to normal as fast time allows. If you think your loss is too large, though, do not fret!

SERVPRO has a national network of over 1,700 franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the country.

With a fleet like that, choosing SERVPRO should be a no-brainer — call SERVPRO for your entire storm and water damage restoration needs!

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton Makes Safety A Top Priority!

10/20/2020 (Permalink)

Mike McGrory, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton and FOCUS! Safety Training is passionate about safety.  Mike offers many courses as a certified instructor including the OSHA 10 hour General Industry.  This week Mike was able to train many members of the SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton team.

The team is fully prepared to be safe when providing service to our clients that have experienced damage to their homes and businesses.

Sewer Water Categories: A Breakdown!

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

There are three types, or “categories”, of contaminated water: clean water, gray water, and black water. We will provide a brief description of each, below:

Category 1 – Clear Water: this water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated quickly, this water can turn into category 2 or 3, depending on length of time, temperature, and contact with surrounding contaminants.

Category 2 – Gray Water: this water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Examples include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

Category 3 – Black Water: this water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. Examples include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

Call your local SERVPRO if you see ANY of these types of water in your property — let us do our job so you can focus on yours!

Flooding: Stemming From Storms!

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

It would be completely normal if you ever experienced any type of flooding to your home or business; in fact, it is the most common and widespread type of natural disaster that Americans deal with every year. 

That is because you can be affected by floods no matter where you are from. Whether you live next to a river run-off, a lake, any shorelines, or if you found yourself in the middle of a city, flooding can always occur. 

Within the last five years, FEMA's research stated that all 50 states had reported flooding to some degree. That just goes to show the power of storms and flooding!

Do not take flooding lightly — even an inch of flood damage can cost you up to $27,000 worth in damages.

SERVPRO's "1-4-8" Rule!

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

Picture yourself waking up early in the morning, eager to get your day started and to get your kids to school. You slip on your slippers and proceed down the steps, only before you realize that you are about to step into a massive puddle in your kitchen that was caused by a flood!

What do you do?

Do you call the police, or fire department? Do you start to mop up the floor, or throw towels down to soak up the water?

Each answer may vary, but the result should always be the same: CALL YOUR LOCAL SERVPRO!

Time is of the essence, though, because once water has entered your home, extraction needs to occur as soon as possible!

SERVPRO strictly abides to meeting or exceeding the “1,4,8” rule. Within one hour of receiving a new loss, the client will be contacted by one of our compliance staff to schedule a time for our crew chief to come scope the affected areas.

Within four hours of scheduling, our highly-trained crew will arrive on-site to begin work. After eight hours, all current job information will be processed, uploaded and relayed to client.

Through these efforts, we strive to excel and return any home back to preloss conditions!