Recent General Posts
Ice Jams: What Are They?
While there are several causes of winter flooding, the most common are coastal flooding, snow melting rapidly, and ice jams.
Ice jams are typically caused by long cold spells, which can freeze over surfaces of various bodies of water that ultimately lead to ice jams.
When a rise in water level happens, or a thaw breaks the ice into large chunks that become jammed at man-made or natural obstructions, winter flooding is most likely to follow.
Moreover, those large slabs of ice are certainly dangerous to be drifting aimlessly down and around waterways.
All of the aforementioned causes can result in severe flooding. If you know live in areas that are susceptible to this type of flooding, call your local SERVPRO franchise and ask us about setting up an ERP!
Future Social Media Giveaways
To our Facebook community:
We would like to thank all of those who have been participating in our Facebook contests, hopefully having a great time doing so, too. In order for us to continue offering giveaways that appeal to everyone, we want YOU to tell us some giveaways you want to see in the future!
Our Instagram pages will be launching polls on their Stories, in hopes of gaining insight from the public, as to what types of prizes they might want to be included in upcoming contests. Make sure you FOLLOW OUR ACCOUNTS to participate in these polls!
Our Instagram handles are as follows:
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks: SERVPROofupperbucks
SERVPRO of Germantown: SERVPROofgermantown
SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton: SERVPROppb
These polls will give us the opportunity to see what kind of prizes you’d like to win!
There is NO WRONG ANSWER! Each response will be recorded, but common/reoccurring suggestions will be placed into consideration for future contests!
We will be keeping an eye on our polls and can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Thank you!!!
- Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr.
Are You Prepared?
When is the last time you scheduled a pipe to burst in your home or office? How often would you like your property damaged due to faulty wiring? Although the answer to these questions is “never”, accidents happen and these instances aren’t ever planned.
SERVPRO recognizes the need for a quick, timely and proper restoration effort in order to sanitize the property and to have the tenants back like the loss never even happened. Preparing for the unexpected will give you an edge if disaster strikes, which is why you should consider developing an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Your ERP could be a part of your Contingency Plan, which will contain information you need in the event of an emergency situation.
With over 45 years of experience in the cleanup and restoration industry, SERVPRO knows how to mitigate damages while limiting frustrations along the way. Creating an ERP for your home or facility will lessen stress and help you put an emphasis on getting back into the building as fast as possible; your local SERVPRO Franchise Professional can help you create an ERP that best suits your expectations.
Through detailed communication, the SERVPRO Franchise Professional will walk through all of your options in order for you to choose an ERP that allows you to stay informed and in control. Set up an appointment with your local SERVPRO to begin preparing for a possible disaster before it happens!
-Content by Rob D'Emilio Jr.
Emergency Preparedness in Pennypack/Bustleton
Why should we be prepared for disaster??
- We can minimize damages done to properties if we can address it as soon as possible
- We can save money
- Most importantly, we can save lives.
Throwing out a statistic…
Did you know that 50% of businesses may never recover after suffering a disaster? Of the businesses that do survive, had a preparedness plan in place.
Now you’re wondering what in the world is an Emergency Ready Profile?????
This profile is a plan to put in place at a business to help prepare for a disaster, and put everyone involved immediately in action when this occurs. What kind of disasters could occur you ask???
Well, anything could happen!! Disasters always strike without warning. Unfortunately, it is the nature of the beast, and nothing we can immediately control, but what we can control is our preparation and reaction. Types of disasters that could occur:
- Natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes
- Sump pump failures
- Office fires
- Pipe bursts
...and so much more…
You are itching to learn about what’s included in an Emergency Ready Profile, so here we go….
This profile consists of essential information to know in case of disaster; it is a concise documentation that only contains the critical information necessary. This includes relevant contact information needed during a crisis event such as the maintenance contact, facility manager, insurance, plumber, etc. It also contains pictures and locations of the shut offs for utilities such as the water or gas. It provides a detailed description of where to go, if you need a key or not, and the contact information of that company. WOAH! Not only all of this, but you can download it as a MOBILE APP! That’s right, this gets more and more convenient as you keep reading.
Now, you’re thinking, what’s the catch?
Well, you would be wrong, because there is no catch! It is a NO COST ASSESSMENT OF YOUR FACILITY…
All it does is provide you with all the tools necessary during a disaster, and a SERVPRO professional will create this document for you and your employees at no cost.
Want more details on the Emergency Ready Profile and what it contains? Or do you want to get started with one? Give us a call at (215)-671-777
SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton is here to help!
“Like it never even happened.®”