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SERVPRO Equipment and Technology
The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) sets practical standards for restoration and cleaning. The IICRC S500 Water Damage Guide is a specific set of practical standards that incorporate the field of psychometry, which involves the manipulation of temperature and relative humidity to remove moisture and dry a property quickly and effectively.
Moisture Detection and Measurement Equipment
Scientific drying principles rely upon specialized equipment to detect, measure, and monitor a property’s moisture levels. Recent advances, like infrared cameras, can help us detect water through a wall, ceiling, or floor.
- An infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
- Sensitive moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
Water Extraction Equipment
Powerful extraction equipment speeds the drying process by removing the bulk of the water from your home or business.
- Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
- Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.
Industrial strength air movers and dehumidifiers are needed to remove the remaining moisture from ceiling, walls, and floors of your home or business. Proper drying helps to prevent swelling and warping of floors, walls, and furniture.
- High-speed air movers causes moisture to evaporate at a faster pace.
- Industrial grade dehumidifiers pull the water vapor from the air.
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Water and fire damage often causes powerful odors. The machines we use remove airborne contaminants and control the air quality during the restoration and cleanup process.
- Air scrubbers remove airborne particles and contaminants.
- Thermal foggers and deodorization agents control odors.
Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, and Anti-Microbial Treatments
The use of OSHA-approved cleaning agents may be needed to clean and remove odors and/or contaminants on your property.
- Cleaning agents help to stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.
Our staff is available 24/7/365, allowing us to be ready for any sized disaster at any time of the day, at any point during the year!
We pride ourselves on the fact that we can quickly dispatch a crew of SERVPRO professionals soon after we receive a call to a job.
And not only that, we are available to you when others may not — yes, that means during the holidays and odd hours!
We want to make sure that we are able to assist you when you need us most, and our nonstop availability is just one of the many ways we strive to make that happen.
From fire and water restoration, to mold mitigation, to much more, we can tackle any sized disaster with the will to make your damages look "Like it never even happened."
If you are in need of any of those services, or want to learn more about SERVPRO, give your local franchise a call TODAY!
Gold Star Emergency Ready Program
SERVPRO® Team McCabe understands how stressful these types of situations can be and we want to help you prepare to be ready for anything.
SERVPRO® offers an Emergency Ready Program (ERP) which was created to help businesses and communities be better prepared for disasters. In 2022, SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Team - Team McCabe is proud to announce our Gold Star Emergency Ready Program which encompasses the ERP, Trainings and Certifications, and informative Safety Events.
The ERP is a free app available in your app store and our trained disaster preparedness representatives can create your personal profile for your business or community. An ERP includes photos and locations of your gas and water shut off valves, sprinkler systems, electricity and other utilities. It's also a convenient, digital platform to store your insurance information, emergency contacts and numbers plus blueprints, evacuation plans, emergency protocols, and any additional information that you would need in case of an emergency. All of your information would be in the palm of your hand, and can be shared with your employees and residents with a simple email log on. This way no matter who is home or on site at any hour, they will have all the information they need to effectively handle any disaster.
The Gold Star Emergency Ready Program is available too Businesses, Community Associations, Real Estate Agents, Landlords, Rental Facilities, Schools, Healthcare and other large facilities. Our Gold Star ERP Clients are given this same ERP Portfolio, but also include OSHA Trainings and Certifications; Red Cross for Adult, Pediatric and Infant certification; Situational Awareness; and Stop the Bleed. For community managers we also provide CAMICB Continuing Education Credits.
In addition to training and certifications, we will host informative and fun safety events for your residents or employees with safety demonstrations and disaster readiness information. These community events prepare your residents and employees for emergencies in a casual environment where we also provide catering with delicious Fire & Spice BBQ.
SERVPRO® Team McCabe understands how stressful these types of situations can be and we want to help you prepare to be ready for anything. Become a Gold Star ERP Client with SERVPRO® Disaster Recovery Team - TEAM McCabe today! Email Robyn@SERVPROupperbucks.com
SERVPRO is committed to a fast response for any size disaster.
We talk a lot about how SERVPRO is faster to any size disaster but, what exactly does that mean? Well when we get a call in for an emergency loss we work based off of a 148 Response. Within 1 hour of receiving notification we will have a call out to the customer to discuss the situation. Then within 4 hours of the initial call we will have at least a three man crew on site. There may be a need for extra Technicians depending on the severity and size of the loss. At times we will recall Techs from the field to come assist wherever necessary. This initial team includes a Crew Chief and at least two Techs who can begin to remedy the situation as soon as they arrive onsite. By 8 hours we will have provided a verbal briefing to the adjuster including all the information we have attained so far along with photo documentation. While all this is being done we are communicating with the customer every step of the way, we do our best to ease any concerns as we understand how stressful an emergency loss situation can be.
An Inside Look in to Our Sponsorships
SERVPRO is here to help with any event. We are proud to support our community in any way, including cooking and serving our Fire & Spice Catering.
Our owners, Sean McCabe and Mike McGrory, are the first people to lend a hand and help sponsor groups in our community. Although most sponsorships consist of money or a check, they believe there is a greater value to gain out of these experiences. That is why in place of a check, they supply lunch, volunteers, and/ or supplies. We offer our Fire & Spice catering service for any event, including community events, local associations, and our local firehouse events. Our owners Mike and Sean barbecue and cook everything from scratch with recipes they have perfected over the years! Our Marketing and Office staff set up and serve the food. This type of sponsorship allows us to make deeper connections with the event hosts and attendees so they know that we are truly here for them in any situation. We love showing the community how involved we really are and how we genuinely enjoy being a part of our community.
Home Inspection Issues? SERVPRO Can Help!
SERVPRO is here to help with any issues that may appear during a home inspection.
Home inspections are an important step to ensure the buyer knows what they're investing in long term and are often a requirement for obtaining a loan. Sellers are also made aware at this stage of what issues may hold up their sale, or affect their asking price. According to economists at the National Association of Realtors, About 1 in every 4 real estate transactions are delayed because of something that came up during the home inspection.
Even when homeowners complete routine maintenance and repairs, an official home inspection can turn up surprises.
SERVPRO is here to help with any large issues you may face during this process. If you had Puff Back that you didn’t want to get into cleaning up at the time that has worn away the walls and even your electronics we can clean and restore the home. Maybe the home inspector found mold that was growing in the basement from a flooding three years ago that you thought you had cleaned up enough to prevent any further damage. SERVPRO can come in and safely mitigate any mold found in the home.
SERVPRO also can provide small services to help your home get market ready such as Air Duct Cleaning, Covid-19 Cleaning, and even General Cleaning for drapes, carpets, floors, ceilings, and walls. Give us a call if you need any of these services to get your home ready to sell.