A Day at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks
Well...let's find out! A video touring our facility is posted in our video section as well! Here at our office, we are like a little community. The beauty of working for a company such as SERVPRO, we get the small office environment.
We have our technicians and crew chiefs, who are out doing what we do best--RESTORATION!! They come in every morning and prepare for the day, and then they're out working on jobs! They are essential to our company, but this is not to say our office staff is not important. We all work together to make a great business! We are like a machine, all parts are important and essential to success.
Now, we have our office staff, and they work just as hard to help make our business a success! Watch the video to see what our office staff is doing!
Hey, maybe in the next post, you'll get to meet an office member! You'll also get to meet a crew member...I know the anticipation is probably driving you nuts! Not to worry, that will come soon. This is simply the beginning of many introductions.
As I mentioned the crew comes in every morning where they'll learn where they will work for the day. From there, they're off! Upcoming posts will provide insight on what typically happens on a water job or a fire job.
For now, take a look at the video posted to learn about what our office looks like, and all the happy faces that inhabit it!
Watch out this winter for water damage...with the weather warming up, the snow melting, that means potential for water damage. Make sure you call the clean-up professionals, SERVPRO of Upper Bucks to help you with this stressful time. Our goal is to make your home or business back to the way it was prior to the disaster and make it "Like it never even happened."
Call us at (215)-536-7989 if you need us!
Selling Your Home? Let Us Clean It!
You should consider reducing the potential for moisture buildup or mold growth prior to selling your house. This means that within the first 24 to 48 hours of a damage event, you should have a timely response ready to execute to prevent further damage to your home or property.
- Correct any water leaks or standing water.
- Remove standing water under cooling coils or under air handling units.
- Properly maintain humidifiers, if used.
- Replace wet or visibly moldy insulation materials.
- Steam cleaning and other methods involving moisture should not be used on any kind of duct work.
- Install a ventilation system.
Not only will taking these steps seriously help your home sell faster, but they could even help you pass more inspections!
If you are interested in any of these services, give us a call today!
Vacuum Freeze Drying Wet Documents!
As to be expected with flooding and water-damaged homes, important documents, like financial statements or paperwork, also get water-damaged and what is usually perceived as unsalvageable. However, SERVPRO offers services that can help you restore your important documents to reclaim their original form.
Utilizing our SERVPRO Vacuum Freeze Drying services is the most efficient and effective option for salvaging water-damaged documents. In fact, our Document Restoration Team uses the same techniques that the Library of Congress uses to dry water-damaged books!
The process, in which an item containing moisture, is frozen and dried using vacuums to achieve sublimation, from exerting a lot of pressure. Sublimation means that solids (ice) turn into gas (water vapor) without becoming liquid first. Think about the carbon dioxide derivation, dry ice; dry ice (solid) sublimates when it is exposed to normal atmospheric conditions, turning into gas directly from its solid stage.
If you have wet documents due to water damage, or have any questions regarding this process, contact your local SERVPRO Franchise today!
Meeting Our Neighbors
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks has spent almost 20 years in business in their local community. 20 years is a long time to spend within a community, yet we've realized we've neglected the importance of actually taking the time to meet our neighbors and local businesses.
We've recently begun to refocus our attention on what matters most, our community.
Who better to meet than those who put their lives on the line for our protection? SERVPRO of Upper Bucks supports their first responders through participation and support of their events such as; 5K runs/walks, Police Chiefs' meetings and fire department open houses. We also donate cases of water to our first responders for use during their emergency situations.
There is no community event (or building emergency) too big or too small for SERVPRO of Upper Bucks. We are constantly welcoming the opportunity to sponsor and participate in local events. Recently, we have provided our support through volunteerism and donations at several fall festivals, inaugural concerts, Fire Department open-houses and breakfasts, Chamber of Commerce events as well as career-oriented school-sponsored programs.
Our Doors Are Always Open
We are hoping to continue to grow in our community by meeting all of our neighbors at community events and much more! We welcome the opportunity to meet with community members, business leaders, Chamber(s) of Commerce members, Police, Firemen or any one of our neighbors wishing to stop by and learn more about our business!
Give us a call or stop by the office at any time!
If you'd like to see some of the events we've recently participated in, visit our website under the community events section!
We look forward to meeting you, neighbor!
Why SERVPRO? We Are Technologically Advanced!
Over the past few decades, there has been rapid advancements within the restoration industry, both in regards to technology used and the various techniques utilized and developed on a daily basis.
Thanks to these advancements, our technicians can restore a property back to preloss conditions reliably, quickly, and more effectively than ever!
Paired with years of experience, our technicians are all IICRC certified! IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration, which is the standard for all restoration and cleaning.
Our in-office staff also goes through strenuous, in-depth trainings to ensure that each of our franchises are well-oiled machines that are able to handle a large workload! We strive in high-stress situations and are eager to constantly attack bigger losses, no matter what!
For all of your restoration and remediation needs, make sure to give your local SERVPRO a call!
Clean Homes Sell Faster!
It is common knowledge that cleaner homes sell faster than ones that look like they need a good scrubbing. Potential buyers would probably prefer to purchase a cleaner house, especially if they'd like to move in sooner rather than later.
But, it is not common that all homes are maintained at the highest of standards; there could be years worth of dust, mold, and other contaminants around the home that could have never been cleaned by the homeowner.
While keeping a cleaner home could increase its market value — and could reduce your list-to-sale conversion times — you should try to maintain a cleaner home for your health.
SERVPRO can assist you with all of your home cleaning needs; we have a variety of services that could help your home become anew!
- Carpet, Upholstery, Drapery, and Blind Cleaning
- Ceiling, Wall, and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Duct and HVAC Cleaning
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
If you need any of the above services, call us today!
Water Outside Could Mean Water Within!
As a property owner during massive storms or reckless, natural events, one of the main concerns we hear often is the water damage that seems to be inevitable. As it rains buckets outside, you may be wondering the harm that is damaging the foundation and contents within.
When water finds its way inside, it can do so with a vengeance; it will soak your belongings, seep within the floors and walls, damage keepsakes, and could quite possibly cause mold in certain areas if left untouched.
If any of the above occurs, or even spills on much smaller scales, water damage and the potential mold infestation afterwards could ultimately sideline your business.
Do not take water spills or floods lightly — you can leave yourself open to further damage if things go sour! Call in your local SERVPRO to handle all of your water loss and damage needs!
Why SERVPRO: For Your Water Loss
In case you were ever wondering as to why you should choose SERVPRO for your water loss, look no farther; SERVPRO should be your choice, ten out of ten times, no questions asked!
Here's a brief look at how we begin to tackle a typical water loss:
- Identify the Source/ Type of Water
- Measure Temperature and Humidity for Drying Analysis
- Survey the Extent of Damage and Inspect the Premises for Hidden Moisture
- Perform Emergency Water Extraction
- Move and Block furniture and Contents
- Inspect Carpet Pad/Carpet and Provide Service
- Apply Necessary Treatments (Disinfectants/Deodorization)
- Utilize Advanced Drying and Monitoring Equipment
- Dispose of Refuse
Each and every one of our technicians are IICRC certified and have extensive knowledge about our services and equipment. With this knowledge and training, we have all the mental tools we need to accomplish every task you send our way!
Fire Sprinklers: Facts For Your Business
Fire departments typically use 10 times as much as water as a fire sprinkler would use to contain a fire. Often, the water damage from putting out these fires cause even more wreckage than the flames; that is why it is always important to take the necessary precautions to avoid fires from getting out of hand.
Fire sprinklers are also environmentally friendly; they can reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, decreasing the amount of fire damage by up to 71%, as well as lowering water usage to fight a home fire by as much as 91%. All of which saves money, limits damages, and is better for the environment!
Furthermore, a home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain; just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out, such as paint, and be sure the main control valve is never turned off.
Home fire sprinklers are effective in cold and warm climates; being that is the case, there are certain guidelines that have been created for the proper installation of systems to avoid pipes freezing. Additionally, home fire sprinkler systems should be winterized around the same time as you would winterize a domestic water supply.
For more information, please visit the NFPA website!
Choose SERVPRO To Clean Up Your Water Damage!
Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour lost of revenue and productivity. That’s why, here at SERVPRO, we are sure to proficiently tackle any loss with the steadfast determination to leave your property and disaster "Like it never even happened."
When you have an emergency, whether it be 2 o’clock in the morning or 2 o’clock in the afternoon, you can always count on your local SERVPRO franchise to offer fast, 24 hour emergency services — 365 days a year.
This fact goes hand in hand with one of our main mottos, “Faster to Any Size Disaster”. Because we maintain this mentality, we strive to be a trusted leader in the restoration industry, offering highly trained water damage restoration specialists to anyone in need of assistance!
If you are experiencing water damage and issues that stem from it, call your local SERVPRO to help you out!