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We Provide Proactive Cleanup!
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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
Fires Can Be Tough, But You Can Count On Us!
Let us take care of your home after a fire!
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."
Hidden Water Damage: Part 3
A hot water heater has leaked in this families basement.
To cap off the last of this 3-Part blog series, detailing the various appliances that cause hidden water damage in both residential and commercial properties, we are going to review the final culprits!
First, we are going to take a look at Dish Washers.
As with most of the other types of appliances in this series, one of the main reasons that hidden water damage is such a factor is because they are never moved and checked regularly! These appliances require a large amount of water and left unattended could cause serious damage.
We also want to reiterate that some insurance companies do not cover dishwasher related claims, so making sure to cover all the stops could save you a headache in the future!
Next, Air Conditioners.
Mostly all air conditioners have implementations that remove moisture as the machine runs, but any issues with these designs could allow water damage to occur. Make sure to follow all of the company's guidelines and to check regularly for leaks.
Finally, we will review Hot Water Heaters.
The biggest hope we have for our hot water heaters is that they don't blow and last for upwards of 20 years. Seems like a stretch, but making sure the external components do not begin leaking and that the seals and pipes still look good should help allow that to happen!
We hope you enjoyed this blog series; for all of your water restoration needs, call SERVPRO!
Hidden Water Damage: Part 1
It is important to learn about your appliances so you don't end up with this happening in your kitchen.
In this 3-Part blog posting, we will discuss the many ways unseen water damage can cause some serious issues to house or property. This type of damage isn't discussed as much, as more common types of issues (like floods or burst pipes) are usually mentioned more.
The most common theme behind hidden water damage are household appliances. These usual suspects pose a certain amount of threat to your property if they are left unattended.
The list of appliances we will be discussing are as follows: refrigerators, washing machines, dish washers, air conditioners, and hot water heaters.
Please stay tuned for more information on this type of water damage; you will learn why these types of appliances are typically to blame for costly repairs when they shouldn't be!
Hidden Water Damage: Part 2
Water has leaked from kitchen appliances and ruined these wood floors.
As we previously mentioned, this 3-Part blog series, featuring different types of appliances that are to blame for hidden water damage, will allow you to have a better understanding of things to look for to prevent costly repairs.
Our first culprit: Refrigerators
Whether you have a built-in ice cube making machine or not, these appliances are usually to blame for water damage in kitchens. One way to prevent this from happening is to pull them away from the walls to check the flooring and the water lines behind them; water lines are usually tangled and all over the place, so trying to avoid the cluttering of these lines should be essential to avoiding water damage.
Next: Washing Machines
It goes without saying that these appliances typically use A LOT of water; so it is understandable that common forms of water damage can be attributed to these appliances. As with the refrigerators, it is recommended to check behind washing machines to check for any leaks or problems with the hoses.
It is also recommended to replace the hoses every 5 years to avoid any issues/unforeseen repairs.
The last part of this 3-Part blog series will be released shortly!
SERVPRO Handles Smoke and Soot
SERVPRO Technicians cleaning soot covered contents after a fire.
SERVPRO of Upper Bucks tackles smoke and soot damage caused by fires; often, the damage stemming from smoke and soot can almost be as devastating as the original fire itself.
Hopefully, your property does not lose sentimental or meaningful items in the fire. But even if it doesn't, the smoke damage could heavily influence the integrity of your belongings. The soot and odor can live within your stuff for long periods of time — something you should probably aim to avoid!
That's why you should call us! We utilize the proper mitigation tools to take care your fire loss and do so with a passion! We have a ton of experience dealing with fires, as it is one of the cornerstones of our business.
You can count on us to accurately assess the situation to determine what type of work needs to be done. We'll get it done right the first time around, too, all because we take pride in our work!
We are available 24/7 for all your emergency restoration needs! Whether you have a fire on the weekend, or you need us in the middle of the night — you can count on us! (215)536-7989
Water Damage Causes
SERVPRO technicians can handle any type of water damage!
Water damage can be a very frustrating issue to deal with, usually because it is unexpected and causes great concern about the integrity of the property.
Excess water contributes to property damage on many levels; while there are many different ways that water damage could occur to your home or property, we wanted to touch on a few that stick out to us.
It is important that you are informed of the various ways water can wreak havoc on your life, so taking precautionary measures to limit some of the following instances of occurring should be a priority:
- Leaking or burst pipes;
- Plumbing system issues;
- Areas susceptible to water buildup (attics, basements, etc.);
- Household appliances that malfunctioned, or not in proper working order;
- HVAC issues;
- Or the most common, natural disasters!
Out of all these things, there isn't one that we wouldn't feel comfortable enough to tackle! We want to make sure that you are satisfied with our work, 100% of the time!
If you have any water damage and need someone to get you back on track, call us to take care of it! We are available 24/7 and can get to you in a moment's notice! (215)536-7989
What To Do If You Have A Burst Pipe Water Damage
This home has had frozen pipes that burst causing water to freeze inside and outside the home.
First and foremost, shut off your water. A great suggestion from our friend Sean McCabe, owner at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, Germantown, and Pennypack/Bustleton, “Tag your main water shut off and make sure everyone in your building knows its location. This is a good practice for year-round emergency preparedness. Many people don’t know where their water, or gas, or electric shut offs are located and those precious minutes searching for it could be the difference in thousands of dollars in repairs.” This tip is also helpful if you aren’t physically home and a friend, or neighbor, is trying to turn off your water. Bright labeled tags can be purchased online for under $2 a piece.
Upon finding a burst pipe and after shutting off the main water source, call a licensed plumber immediately. In the event that the water was running for some time and there is pooled water on the floor, call a licensed water restoration company as well. As tempted as you may be to start to remove any contents affected by the water, please wait for the professionals to do so. Standing water can hide many hazardous materials including sharp items, tripping hazards, and/or chemicals. Also, any submerged electrical outlets or appliances are a risk for electrocution or worse. Once the water and contents are removed, and the pipe repair is complete, the restoration company can also inspect the flooring and walls for any additional moisture and/or repairs needed.
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!