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Call SERVPRO for Retail Restoration!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO strives to work quickly to get you back to business as usual; we want you to open up shop as soon as possible to save you money and limit your costs!

Time is crucial to saving your business when disaster strikes. Every hour spent on recovery is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. Our professionals are available 24-7/365 to help remediate any damage, no matter the cause of the scale of the loss.

SERVPRO Professionals are experienced in limiting business interruption, working after hours and around the clock to isolate the damage and restore your space so that you can continue business as usual. 

We have a lot of experience servicing a variety of facilities, such as: National Chain Stores, Supermarkets, Shopping Malls, Department Stores, and Specialty Retailers!

Commercial Services for YOU!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Your local SERVPRO will do whatever possible to restore your facility back to preloss conditions; with this commitment in mind, we tackle every job with an unrivaled urgency to get you back in business as fast as we can!

Whether it's a supermarket or department store, and whether the cause is a fire or a burst pipe, our team will work quickly to assess your cleanup needs and isolate the damage. SERVPRO Professionals are experienced in working with retailers to ensure that all surfaces, displays and merchandise are restored to preloss conditions so that you can re-open your doors as soon as possible.

Here is a list of some of the services we provide: Total Project Management, Inventory Control and Documentation, Facilities Cleaning and Restoration, Flooding and Water Damage Cleanup, Vandalism Cleanup, Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning, Mold Removal, Odor Removal, Smoke and Soot Cleanup, Document and Records Recovery, and Electronics/Equipment Restoration.

Call your local SERVPRO for more information about these services!

Restoring Contents, Post-Fire!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO prides ourselves on being able to restore a variety of content after a fire; we do so using many different techniques to ensure your belongings are free from soot and malodors!

Philadelphia Area SERVPRO Professionals specialize in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Their expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

They pretest your belongings to determine what items they can restore to pre-fire condition. They use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Call your local SERVPRO franchise for more information about content restoration!

Safety: The Primary Focus After Flooding!

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

You have just came across a flood in your home or business, and although you may have a pretty good understanding of what you should do next, we want to let you know a few tips that you could follow until SERVPRO arrives.

Regardless of the kind of water damage situation you may be dealing with, your primary focus should be safety! Is it safe to stay in the house? Do you have any electrical and "slip and fall" hazards?

With so many unknown answers, you should only do activities that are safe for you to perform; if you plan on moving items, be careful — wet materials can be VERY heavy!

Call your local SERVPRO franchise to tackle your water loss — no matter how big or how small, SERVPRO has you covered!

Black Mold? Watch Out!

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

The following information was adapted from SERVPRO's corporate website:

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

But how do I tell if it is Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure.

If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a Philadelphia Area SERVPRO Professional immediately. Click here to find a SERVPRO Franchise.

Commercial Mold Remediation Services

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

Furthermore, mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO Professionals can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building.

Next, they will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. They have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition.

We offer a variety of services, all of which is conducted by one or more of the following individuals:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call a SERVPRO Professional, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation!

There is NO Storm Damage too Large for SERVPRO!

10/4/2019 (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!

Here is what you can do, within your home or property, after a FIRE!

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

Experienced a fire and don’t know what to do now? Here’s a good place to start:

First and foremost, limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into upholstery and carpets. You should your keep hands clean so as not to further soil upholstery, walls and woodwork. Place clean towels or old linens on rugs, upholstery and carpet traffic areas.

Furthermore, if your electricity is off, you should empty your freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open. This will prevent food from spoiling and being wasted. Next, clean and protect chrome fixtures with a light coating of petroleum jelly or oil.

Next, wash houseplants on both sides of leaves, change your HVAC filter, and tape double layers of cheesecloth over air registers. If you follow some of these minor tasks, you will for sure limit the amount of damage that could develop in your home or property after a fire.

Sewer Water Categories: A Breakdown

10/3/2019 (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!

Commercial Cleaning Needs? Call SERVPRO!

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

Do you need someone to protect your business and clients when restoring your property? SERVPRO has got you covered!

We service a ton of different facilities, such as: multi-level commercial buildings, multi-tenant facilities, small office buildings, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, industrial facilities, and more!

Our experience has no limits — check out everything we specialize in: total project management, facilities cleaning and restoration, flooding and water damage cleanup, biohazard remediation, odor removal, air ducts and HVAC cleaning, mold removal, smoke and soot cleanup, document and records recovery, vandalism cleanup, post-construction cleanup, and much more!

What’s even better? Our professionals are available to touch base on your property 24/7, every day of every year! We strive to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale, or size of your facility or property!

Why choose us? We know that damage to the properties you manage could leave your tenants displaced or your client's business out of commission indefinitely. Our professionals work efficiently to minimize the disruptions and restore your facility to preloss conditions as soon as possible.