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Combatting the Flu

2/15/2019 (Permalink)

The winter season guarantees cold temperatures and inclement weather, but sicknesses, like the flu, unfortunately strives during this time. According to an article published by CNBC in 2018, an estimated 80,000 people died of the flu during the 2017 winter season. With a staggering statistic such as this, it is imperative that you do part in helping to prevent the spread of flu and other germs in your homes and businesses. To help you with these efforts, you can depend on your local SERVPRO franchise to clean and sanitize building materials, surfaces and contents following restoration industry standards.

From using EPA-registered cleaners and disinfectants to utilizing our trained technicians to clean your HVAC and duct systems — which help reduce the risk of circulating harmful contaminants — SERVPRO is dedicated to fighting the spread of flu germs in hopes that the accumulating death toll ceases to rise.

- Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr. 

Winter Weather

2/12/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO, we’ve taken great pride in providing restoration services for both residential and commercial owners for over 50 years. While we anticipate a high volume of calls due to the most recent winter storm, it is imperative that you prepare your property for the inclement weather accordingly, beforehand to ensure your safety.

Unfortunately, winter storms can be quite unpredictable, both in size and in nature, which prevents the public from avoiding damages to their property — that’s where we come in.

When winter weather strikes, we strike back. SERVPRO utilizes determined technicians who are dedicated to turning your losses into new beginnings.

Don’t let the winter weather get you down — call SERVPRO today for all of your restoration needs!

Like it never even happened.

Content By: Rob D'Emilio

Polar Vortex/Frozen Pipes

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Polar Vortex/Frozen Pipes Polar Vortex 2019

The polar vortex is a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding the Earth's North and South poles. The term vortex refers to the counter-clockwise flow of air that helps keep the colder air close to the poles (left globe). Often during winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the polar vortex will become less stable and expand, sending cold Arctic air southward over the United States with the jet stream (right globe). The polar vortex is nothing new  – in fact, it's thought that the term first appeared in an 1853 issue of E. Littell's Living Age

Provided by NOAA.ORG

Freezing pipes create damage to Philadelphia High Rises in 2016

SERVPRO Large Loss Team

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO.

Clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

Recently SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton has been called in to many schools during the Summer months to remediate mold growing in the classrooms. We have the experience and knowledge to handle any large loss presented!

Should a storm or major event strike, call (215)-671-7777

Content by : SERVPRO Corporate

Resources to Prepare for Winter Storm Harper!

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Storm Harper is set to blow in this weekend. Listed below are some helpful links to help you and your family prepare for this weekend's winter weather! Stay safe! All the power companies serving electric customers, along with links to OUTAGE MAPS for each utility supplier and how to report an outage: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/consumer_info/electricity/electric_companies_suppliers.aspx - Road conditions and traffic jams in the Keystone State can be found here: https://www.511pa.com/ - Twitter account for the state Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), which posts updates consistently throughout storms: https://twitter.com/ReadyPA - County-by-county preparedness and shelter information links: Bucks County // Chester County // Delaware County // Montgomery County // Philadelphia - The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's ReadyPA winter preparedness guide: https://www.ready.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx Keep us in mind if you do find yourself faced with a frozen pipe that burst or storm damage!

Winter Storm Harper

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

The Winter Storm Harper is predicted to drop quite a bit of snow this weekend from the Plains all the way up through the Northeast region of the U.S.. Artic cold air is one of the ingredients in this winter storm that will factor in to how much snow is actually dropped. The storms path and inches of accumulation is still being determined as it looks like it will be pivoting through the Midwest and Northeast. The area from the Great Lakes to the New England area. If you have plans to travel this weekend you may want to cancel or change them as many flight delays and rough road conditions are expected. Be sure to keep checking on the status of this storm and prepare accordingly.

Content by: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2019-01-15-winter-storm-harper-snow-forecast-plains-midwest-northeast

National Blood Donor Month

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

National Blood Donor Month is celebrated in the United States in January each year since 1970. January is a time that sees significantly less blood donations due to the holidays, people’s busy schedules, seasonal illness and inclement winter weather. This makes January one of the most difficult times to collect enough donations to meet needs. This is what led President Nixon to declare January as National Blood Donor Month on December 31, 1969.

The American Red Cross says that nearly 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood yet only around 10% actually donate. One pint of blood can save up tp three lives! Some other benefits include:

  • Free blood tests – donated blood is tested and donor can asked to be informed if any irregularities are found.
  • Satisfaction of saving human lives
  • Calorie burn – Blood donation process burns 650 calories – about the same as an average spin class!
  • Reduced risk of heart disease – helps eliminate excess buildup of iron in the blood
  • Reduced risk of cancer – also due to reduction of excess iron buildup in the blood

To find out more on the blood donation process and where to give, visit either www.redcross.org or https://www.giveapint.org/

Content By: https://www.few.org/national-blood-donor-month/ & https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/Resolve-to-Give-during-National-Blood-Donor-Month.html

Giveaway!

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ERS V.S. THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS TICKET GIVEAWAY/SWEEPSTAKES - OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, THE  PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, WELLS FARGO AND/OR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.WE DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES USED THE FLYER. THE IMAGES USED BELONG SOLELY TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS.

1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:

The SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Sweepstakes (\"Sweepstakes\") begins on December 28th 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and ends on February 21st 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (the \"Promotion Period\").

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton and SERVPRO of Germantown ("Sponsor"). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com during the Promotion Period.


2.  ELIGIBILITY:

Open to legal residents of The United States, given the Entrant can provide transportation to and from the game, who are a minimum of 18 years of age (the \"Entrant\"). If the Entrant is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian can claim the prize for the Entrant. Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \"Promotion Entities\"), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.



  1. PRIZE:

    Grand Prize: One (1) winners will receive [Two (2) Tickets, Lower Level Section 101, Row 19, Seats 4 and 5, to the 76ers v.s. the Golden State Warriors on Saturday March 2nd 2019] (approximate retail value or "ARV": $1,331.50)

    Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
       
    This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of The United States, given they can provide their own transportation, and the Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
       

    4. HOW TO ENTER:

Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online on Facebook by liking one (1), two (2), or all three (3) of our Facebook pages: SERVPRO of Upper Bucks (@SERVPROOfUpperBucks), SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton (@SERVPROppb), and SERVPRO of Germantown (@SERVPROofgermantown). By liking one of the three pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered once. If the Entrant likes two (2) of our pages, his/her name will be entered twice. If the Entrant likes all three (3) of our pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered three times. The Entrant can only enter the contest by liking one, two or all three of the pages listed. Liking any other Facebook pages not specified above including but not limited to, other SERVPRO Franchises, will not qualify for entry. There are no additional ways to enter the Sweepstakes.

If the Entrant “likes” one of the pages and then “unlikes” one or all of the pages, their entry will be disqualified and the Entrant’s name will be removed from the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
   

5. WINNER SELECTION:

The Winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted on Friday February 22, 2019 after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.


6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

Winner will be notified by Facebook Messenger and the Facebook email provided on the Entrant’s Facebook profile if one is provided approximately by the end of the day on Friday February 22, 2019 after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 24 hours of notification or else the prize will be forfeited and a second Winner will be chosen in the same regards.. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \"the Prize Claim Documents\"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.


7. PRIVACY:

Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at https://www.SERVPROupperbucks.com/privacy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address (if provided by Facebook), your Facebook Profile and Messaging system and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.


8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.
 

9. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER

A Facebook account may be required to enter. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. By participating via the Facebook platform, participants are also subject to Facebook’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update.


10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:

To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SERVPRO of Upper Bucks cc: The 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Giveaway at 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944 or by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than March 21, 2019 after the Promotion Period has ended. The winner will alsop be posted on all three of the Facebook accounts listed above in the “How To Enter” section. The winner will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.


11. SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR:

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton, 9800 Ashton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com


SERVPRO of Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com

Frozen Pipes!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

With the weather continually dropping, frozen pipes become a concern that all homeowners should be aware of. Aside from the lack of running water, frozen pipes are dangerous because of their potential to burst. If they do burst it will create a larger ,more dangerous problem. Here are four signs that your pipes may have frozen:

  1. Low Temperature: Obviously the weather must drop down low enough for water to freeze. When the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit is when you should start to take precautions to avoid freezing pipes.
  2. Frost on the Pipes: This one may seem obvious as well but you should always be checking your pipes when it gets colder to ensure there is no frost accumulating.
  3. No Water is Coming Out of the Pipes: If the water from your faucet is running low, just dripping or is completely dry then your pipes may be frozen.
  4. Strange Smells: When a pipe is frozen there is nowhere for the odor to go other then back where it came from. This is why you may be smelling an odd smell from your drains when you have a frozen pipe.

Content by: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/how-to-tell-if-your-pipes-are-frozen-2124985

Board-Up Services!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

After an emergency involving one's own property, whether it be a bad storm, fire or water damage, many properties need to be boarded up. Board ups are done to prevent the properties from incurring any further damage before the remediation process can begin. Board ups are one thing that should be left to the professionals. Most people are experiencing emotional trauma after an emergency involving their own property. By calling SERVPRO in for a board up, it relieves some of the stress and leaves our customers with time to deal with the accident on their own time.

Aside from the board up, we also can start the remediation and restoration process as soon as possible.  Our services are available 24/7 and we always have a crew on call ready to assist in emergency situations. Give us a call today at 215-671-7777.