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"My basement flooded, but what now?"

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

With rain sweeping through the nation, and throughout our region during the last month, SERVPRO wants to make sure you know what to do in the event of flooding or water damage to your home or business.

If you know the water is clean — being that the water is not contaminated with sewage water — feel free to remove as much excess water as possible. You can do this through blotting or mopping; if you have access to a sump pump, or a machine with the same functions, utilize the pump for a quicker, cleaner job.

Wipe all excess water from furniture, paintings, art objects, documents and other sensitive materials and move them to a dry location. You can even use wooden clothespins to pin up the skirts of your furniture (if applicable) to keep water from dripping onto other areas of your home.

Most importantly, there is no job that is too big for SERVPRO! If you think you may need a little help along the way, do not hesitate to give us a call for all of your floodwater removal needs!

Was your home affected by a fire? Read this!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

It is no secret that house fires and everything that comes from these disasters are nothing short than devastating. While flames fill the home, smoke damage ensues deep within the fibers of everything within, causing most of the affected items to be destroyed and perishable.

Naturally, it is within our instincts to want to salvage as much as we can from wreckages such as these; if you have been affected by a house fire and wish to sort through the aftermath — and if your local fire department deems it safe to enter — it is important that you keep from furthering damages to your home, or your health.

Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from being embedded into your upholstery and carpet. You should also work to keep your hands clean, as difficult as it may be, to keep soot off of your persons. Both of these precautions will prevent other locations of your home from being soiled by soot or other detrimental smoke particles.

SERVPRO is here to help! If you fear that you cannot adequately take care of your belongings, we can assist you every step of the way. Call your local SERVPRO franchise so that we can make your disaster look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Can Handle Your Commercial Cleaning!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

If you own a business, you know that there is very little time to worry about the common wear and tear that inhibits your office. It may often be an afterthought, being that there are always bigger fish to fry than dealing with a squeaky wheel on one of your office chairs.

However, grime and odor can many times go beyond the scope of your currently employed janitorial services. Just like moisture, these detrimental affects can grow deep within your building’s foundation, far from sight of the naked eye.

*In walks SERVPRO*

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning your floors or carpets, SERVPRO has you covered! You wont have to worry about your workspace looking at its very best, your local SERVPRO franchise will get the job done right and will get it done quickly, too!

For all of your commercial cleaning needs, call SERVPRO — TODAY!

Commercial Cleaning Services — Check Them Out!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Have you looked around your office lately? What about your warehouse, or where most of your employees congregate to get work done or to eat lunch?

Have you noticed grime, dirt, moisture, or odors in certain areas that you think will shine a negative light on your workplace?

Don’t worry — SERVPRO can handle ALL of your commercial cleaning needs!

We tackle these problems at their core, offering cleaning services that pertain to: air ducts and HVAC, ceilings, floors and walls, sewage, biohazard, drapes and blinds, trauma and crime scene, carpet and upholstery, odor removal, and last but not least, vandalism!

No matter your worries or the mess that needs to be cleaned, SERVPRO will arrive promptly with the will to wash away all of your problems! Give us a call to schedule one of our skilled technicians to come out to your property to assess your concerns — we won’t leave until you’re satisfied!

Managing Mold!

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

A message from SERVPRO:

Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, there are over 100,000 forms of fungi that have been identified in the world. Some of these forms of mold can add value to our lives; however, exposure to certain types of molds can affect our lives in a negative way, presenting several health concerns.

Mold is typically formed due to an intrusion of water inside your home or place of business. These intrusions may include flooding or a result from inclement weather, but when they are not address immediately, there is an increased risk of harmful mold growth — a lot that you cannot even see!

We want you to take precautions, especially due to the massive amounts of rainwater that has been flushing its way through our nation/region. Be alert for the presence of visible mole, strong musty odors, any evidence of past moisture problems that might cause more mold growth, or excessive humidity.

You may not be comfortable enough to tackle these types of concerns head on, but that’s why we’re here to help. Among the many specializations we pride ourselves on, SERVPRO tackles mold with confidence and the quickness! If you fear that you have been affected by mold, don’t wait and compromise your health — call your local SERVPRO franchise!

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton gets there fast

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton gets there fast SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton will arrive quickly to provide emergency services

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.

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is READY

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is READY SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is READY

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is READY
SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is always ready to help when disaster strikes, but also knows the importance of ensuring home and business owners are “Ready for whatever happens.”
The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile (ERP) is a no-cost readiness plan that is designed to help home and business owners recover for a disaster faster, which saves both incident response time and recovery costs. The no-cost ERP mobile app allows ERP data to be stored on a smartphone, allowing for quick access to help.

Torresdale Philadelphia - Did You Know ?

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Community Torresdale Philadelphia - Did You Know ? The Frankford Avenue bridge over the Poquessing Creek bordering Torresdale

Torresdale, also formerly known as Torrisdale, is a neighborhood in the Far Northeast section of Philadelphia. Torresdale is located along the Delaware River between Holmesburg and Bensalem Township in neighboring Bucks County.

The adjacent confluence of the Poquessing Creek with the Delaware River had been favored by William Penn's surveyor, Thomas Holme, as the site for the city that Penn planned to found. Although a more southerly site was finally selected, Holme and others acquired property there, where he is buried.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torresdale,_Philadelphia

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Water-Damaged Documents? We'll Make It "Like It Never Even Happened"

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Once there is a flood in your home or office, you may think there's no fixing or replacing all the documents that were damaged in the water. That's different now with SERVPRO Vacuum Freeze Drying.

Vacuum freeze drying is the most efficient and effective way to salvage any water-damaged documents. This process uses sublimation versus dehumidification. Sublimation turns a solid directly into vapor, skipping the liquid stage to avoid more damage to the documents.

SERVPRO's method is the only one approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the General Services Administration, and to offer more comfort, all employees of the Document Restoration Team are HIPAA Master certified.

If you recently suffered a flood and lost precious documents, please call us at SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton and we will gladly restore them.

American Red Cross holds their annual, Philadelphia Boots and Badges Blood Drive

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

The American Red Cross held their annual, Philadelphia Boots and Badges Blood Drive in June, which is said to be a “friendly contest with a serious purpose.”

Channel 6: Action News, of Philadelphia, PA, covered this annual competition, reporting that different police departments, in and around Philadelphia, compete to see who can recruit the most eligible blood donors.

This year, the police-training academy in Northeast Philadelphia served as the location of the contest. Here, a number of officers were more than willing and able to give blood to an important cause.

There were many people present for this year’s “blood battle”, almost topping last year’s total (177 donors).

For more information about blood drives, or to find one near you, please visit: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive?scode=RSG00000E017&cid=nonbrand&med=cpc&source=google&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIns2t6pGU4wIVEZ-fCh1uJw4DEAAYASAAEgI3R_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds