Recent Building Services Posts

SERVPRO Does Ductwork!

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

One of the reasons our customers choose us for their duct cleaning: we are cost-efficient!

Heating, ventilation, and air condition unit (HVAC) inspections are all services we provide to our customers, and could help save you money in the long-run?

How, you ask? When SERVPRO cleans your HVAC system and your ductwork, you could potentially extend the lifespan of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak conditions! Less stress on your equipment could mean less maintenance, which keeps money in your pocket!

We use a portable ventilation and air duct cleaning system to accomplish these goals, removing years of dust and grime from your property!

For more information on duct cleaning services, please call your local SERVPRO professionals! 

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.

Important Home Sprinkler Information!

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

From the United States Fire Administration:

Community residents need to know that home fires can become deadly within two minutes or less. They burn hot and grow quickly, spreading flames, deadly smoke and heat throughout a home. Two minutes isn't much time to escape. This is especially true for older adults, young children and people with disabilities who can’t get out as quickly.

There may be a lot of misinformation about fire sprinklers in your community. Remind residents that home fire sprinklers detect a fire and control it automatically. The sprinkler puts water on a fire while it's small, controlling the amount of heat, flames and poison smoke. Home fire sprinklers give families and their pets time to get out.

The U.S. Fire Administration suggests visiting HFSC’s (Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition) website for resources that discuss the importance and functionality of fire sprinklers. Please check out this link and spread the message! https://homefiresprinkler.org/new-resources/

Kett-KSV 432 Vacuum Saws

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton, we are committed to excelling all of your expectations with our restoration services, striving to leave your properties cleaner than we left them. To help aid this goal, we’ve been implementing brand new, Kett KSV-432 Vacuum Saws on jobsites.

The cast, aluminum heads of these vacuum saws accepts your shop vacs, which controls the vast amounts of dust and debris that spreads from cutting drywall, fiberglass, plaster, and other materials. The saws are also very maneuverable, due to their lightweight design, making them the ideal tool for cutting in close quarters.

Our field technicians and production managers have been giving these saws great praise recently, one of them being Sean McCabe. “These tools are great for demolition jobs because although they are very efficient saws, they don’t leave any mess.”

SERVPRO strives to perform the necessary tasks to leave your properties in a better condition before we hand you back the keys; if you need demolition work or any restoration services, give your local, SERVPRO franchise a call TODAY!

- Content by Rob D’Emilio Jr.

SERVPRO Safety Tips (Carbon Monoxide)

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Carbon Monoxide (CO), the colorless and odorless gas that takes roughly 500 people every year, poisons people the most during the winter months. Spreading often due to the usage of gas furnaces, cars, charcoal grills, propane stoves and portable generators — which can be contributed to the cold weather — CO “sends at least 15,000 Americans to the emergency room” (WebMd).

To prevent carbon monoxide in your homes or businesses, consider these options:

  • If you are using a fireplace or plan on having some type of fire in an enclosed space, make sure you allow the smoke and other toxic fumes emitted by fire to be vented to the outside.
  • Do not run vehicles inside confined spaces (ex. Garages).
  • Do not try to heat your home or business using a stove.
  • If you are using generators, grills or any other gas/oil burning machines, do not use them inside your homes or businesses. While outside, though, keep them away from windows.
  • Have a Carbon Monoxide detector installed in your home/business

If you have already been affected by Carbon Monoxide, call your local SERVPRO franchise to have our certified technicians clear out the gasses from your property!

- Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr.

Hydroxyl Generator Systems

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

To ensure that our products rise above our competitors, SERVPRO steadily offers the best pieces of technology when it comes to fire, water, smoke and odor restoration. Resting among other top deodorization systems that SERVPRO provides are Hydroxyls.

Using green technology, Hydroxyls are the industry’s most advanced solution for purifying the air, decontaminating contents and surfaces, as well as eliminating stubborn odors. Hydroxyls, in nature, are molecules that are created in Earth’s atmosphere, which are the byproduct of the sun’s ultraviolet rays and water vapor.

Due to their bacteria killing qualities, they play a critical role in removing viruses and mold, often being referred to as the “detergent” of the atmosphere. Hydroxyls also take part in breaking down volatile organic compounds (VOCs), gases, vapors, chemical fumes and unpleasant odors.

These patented systems use UV technology provided by Odorex, which are scientifically confirmed, field proven and disruptive to all conventional deodorization and cleaning technologies.

While SERVPRO continues to enhance our products, we continue serving our communities with pride, offering the best restoration services across the country. If you are in need of deodorization services or would like to learn more about our products, contact your local SERVPRO today!

- Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr.

SERVPRO - Building Emergency Services

7/17/2018 (Permalink)

Faster to Any Size Disaster

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton can help with all of your building emergencies.

SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster

24 Hour Emergency Service

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide emergency water restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

Need Emergency Service?
Call Now 215-671-7777

A Fast Response Is Crucial

In many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency.

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes:

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.