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Smoke and Soot Cleanup

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage in home. Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Philadelphia Home.

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (215) 671-7777 

Restoring Your Philadelphia Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

Commercial Building with SERVPRO vehicle Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Philadelphia commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Does Your Philadelphia Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (215) 671-7777

Philadelphia 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (215) 671-7777 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We are DEEMED ESSENTIAL!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Guess what? SERVPRO is still OPEN!

According to Governor Wolf's list of businesses exempt from closing, due to his efforts to slow the spread of this novel coronavirus, we have been deemed an essential business!

We have maintained our normal working hours (24/7/365), providing services to those who need the professionals at SERVPRO to tackle their disasters!

It's definitely been business as usual, and we want you to know that there is a lot of truth behind our "Here to Help" mindset; not only have we remained open during this difficult time, but we are even HIRING!

For more information on the vast services we provide, or want to learn more about our job opportunities, give us a call to discuss!

We Help Tackle Hoarding!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Yesterday, March 10th, we presented at the Community Associations Institute - Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter's, 2020 Spring Managers Symposium!

The event had time allotted for attendees to learn about a variety of insightful topics, like: various government affairs, preventing workplace harassment, how to avoid burnouts at the office, and our featured presentation, "Handling Hoarders in Your Association"!

It is imperative that we share information on this disorder, as people who are hoarding their possessions have a perceived need to save them — despite the fact that their living conditions could be seriously at risk.

We shared some ways to identify these issues, how to help ensure a peaceful resolution, and to focus on the well-being of the individual involved throughout the process; their safety is a major concern!

If you have any questions about our Hoarding services, or would like to know the next time we are presenting at an event, please give us a call!

Let Us PROACTIVELY CLEAN!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of Coronavirus, we can perform proactive cleanup and disinfection services in non-contaminated areas to help keep your mind at ease.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces, such as: counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.

Do NOT forget to practice safe hygiene today — do your part in helping combat the spread of this sickness!

We take great pride in being able to assist the public in any way that we can; allowing our experienced technicians to tackle your disasters, whether it be clean-up or otherwise, will help keep your mind at ease during these troubling times.

CALL TODAY and ask about our EPS Certified disinfectants!
(215)536-7989

Cleaning Turn-Out Gear for FREE?!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

As most of our followers know, we are always trying to find different ways to support our first responders.

To help with these efforts, we are rolling out a new promotion for our Turnout Gear Cleaning service:

If your fire department has never used our Esporta Wash Systems before, we will clean your first, FIVE (5) sets for FREE!

That's right — fire departments will now have the opportunity to see how much of a difference our Esporta machines actually make when it comes to thoroughly cleaning soiled turnout gear.

We make it a great priority to give back to our communities in any way that we can; assisting the great and brave people from our local fire departments through these efforts is a great way to do that!

Give us a call TODAY for more information!

Water Damage: Baseboards Get Wrecked!

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

When SERVPRO professionals get called out to deal with your water damage loss, we are tasked with finding out the root cause and what methods we can implement to remediate the issues and halt further damage from occurring.

We are often faced with determining how affected certain areas of your property are, and if it would be worth considering removing. Baseboards are often affected, as the area becomes soaked with damp water. 

Issues stemming from this usually mean that nails do not stay into place, and paint usually bubbles; these instances aren't the most appealing to deal with.

But have no fear! If you are one of those dealing with water damage, to baseboards or any other part of your home, we can assist you!

Give us a call to tackle any of your restoration needs!

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton: Water Restoration Specialists

3/23/2020 (Permalink)

The professional technicians that SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton employs take great care in ensuring that we exceed any and all expectations; we strive to get the job done right the first time around, so that you can get back to your normal life before the loss occurred!

We utilize different methods, techniques, and equipment to tackle water losses. From drying equipment, to machines that drain areas from water and debris, we truly are the one stop shop for all of your restoration needs.

Even in the midst of all the unknown, especially when you do not know how affected your property is thanks to your water loss, you can count on us to handle the issue!

For all of your restoration needs, choose SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton!