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Restoring Your Upper Bucks Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event Category: Commercial

7/30/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at Upper Bucks commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Upper Bucks

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Know Your Plan of Action When a Flood Occurs

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Summer is in full swing and it's important to set forth a plan of action for your employees and family so they know what to do in case of a storm. SERVPRO is here to give you a few flood tips so you can be prepared.

If you are an employer, make evacuation plans that everyone knows and can implement. Assign a few individuals to keep a list of other employees names so everyone can be accounted for in an emergency situation. This list should contain phone numbers and names so all employers can be contacted if they are not in sight.

If water enters your home or workplace and evacuation is not possible, move to a higher floor and wait for rescuers. Do not try to get out on your own if it seems like a dangerous situation. If you are able to evacuate on your own, do not drive through flood waters or rising waters. Almost half of all flash flood fatalities are auto-related.

Other important tips to know during a flash flood are not to touch electrical equipment if you are wet or standing in water and don't attempt to walk through moving water. Even six inches of moving water can cause you to fall or lose balance.

Do not use any type of open flame as there may be gas escaping from ruptured lines and this can cause a huge fire. Along with ruptured lines could be floodwaters contaminated by oil, gasoline or raw sewage. It is best to avoid floodwaters at all costs and wait for first responders for rescue.

A flood can be a scary and dangerous situation, but with these few tips, you, your family and employees can be safe and ready for whatever happens.

If you have been affected by a flood or have any questions, please reach out to SERVPRO of Upper Bucks for answers or help.

Does Your Upper Bucks Home Have A Mold Problem?

7/17/2020 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (215) 536-7989

Upper Bucks 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (215) 536-7989

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Upper Bucks has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Upper Bucks

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

6/29/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Upper Bucks today at 215-536-7989 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

Fires can be tough ... but count on US!

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

House fires are one of the most traumatic events a homeowner can experience; aside from the initial damage from the fire and fire department efforts, there is a lot to be concerned about when trying to get back into the home.

First and foremost, you want to make sure that after the fire has been officially deemed out, you should look to call your local SERVPRO professionals to take this disaster off your hands. Our restoration efforts are powered by a highly trained staff that aims to keep damage at a minimum and your items free from further disturbance.

We strive to get to your home or place of business in a timely manner to assess the situation, provide the best plan of attack, and to exceed expectations as we make your disaster look "Like it never even happened."

Until Help Arrives (Fires): Part 1

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

A fire has swept through your home or business recently and you are having a tough time refraining from cleaning up the property because you know the professionals at SERVPRO are trained for moments like this.

As you await our staff to arrive, we do everything we can to make your disaster disappear and to bring your home back to preloss conditions. You must first understand that you need to be cautious in and around the home after the fire. 

Check the premises for any appliances, running on electric or gas, that has been damaged by the fire or due to the efforts put forth by you, the fire department, or anyone who tried to extinguish the flames. Rather than seeing if they are able to turn on by checking their power, DO NOT!

Doing something like this could cause further damage to occur, and more issues for you to deal with when it is not needed!

Call the professionals at SERVPRO to help you along the way and stay tuned for Part 2!

Until Help Arrives (Fires): Part 2

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

While you wait for your local SERVPRO professionals to arrive, here are a couple more things you should refrain from doing to keep you safe and healthy:

If you find items that may have been stored near the fire or heat, like canned/packaged food or beverages, those items could have been negatively affected by the smoke; this means that it could be likely that they could contain toxins or other undesirables that are deemed unsuitable for consumption.

While you are looking at the food and beverages, check out any electrical appliances in the area that could have been close to any fire, heat, or water. We ask that you REFRAIN from cleaning any of those items, rather, call a reputable repair service to decide what to do and if your things are safe to use.

We are partnering with the PSBA (Pennsylvania School Boards Association)

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

We're excited to announce that we are partnering with the PA School Boards Association!

Through informative webinars, we will discuss the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and explain the variety of proactive cleaning options available that could help prevent the spread of this disease.

We hope that through these sessions, participating members will have a better understanding of how to keep their schools healthy and how SERVPRO's efforts could help make that happen.

Whether it is a school, office building, warehouse facility, or your own home, the professionals at SERVPRO will do everything we can to help keep your mind at ease — 24/7/365, we got you covered, "Like it never even happened."

Thank you to the PSBA for allowing us to present to your members!

#FlattenTheCurve

We Provide PROACTIVE CLEANUP!

3/27/2020 (Permalink)

Without a cure to COVID-19, the best way to prevent the spread of this disease is to practice social distancing and to make personal hygiene and cleanliness a top priority.

Proactive cleaning and disinfecting high-touch areas does not only help with this effort, but it could also lend you some much needed peace of mind during these troubling times! That's why you should count on SERVPRO to give your home or business the deep cleaning it deserves!

We provide bioremediation services that utilize EPA approved chemicals and IICRC guidelines to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect your property; in layman's terms, SERVPRO has you covered!

Let us do what we can for you and yours! Call today for more information! (215)536-7989

#FlattenTheCurve #HereToHelp