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We Weather the Storm!

8/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Weather the Storm! Let SERVPRO of North East Chester County hold the umbrella for you!

Recent storm activity had SERVPRO of North East Chester County responding to water damage as far west as the Harrisburg/Carlisle areas of Pennsylvania and we were happy to meet the challenge!  Our friendly technicians worked tirelessly to provide outstanding professional service to many thankful homeowners with flooded basements and water damaged living spaces.  Working as many as 14+ hour days for much of the week, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to serve so many happy customers in a unique location!  

When heavy weather hits, SERVPRO of North East Chester County comes to you!

We realize the severe impact that storms can have on homes and businesses, and are willing and ready to assist wherever, whenever called upon.  Our friendly technicians arrive on-site - YOUR site - prepared to help you navigate the stormy waters (pun intended!) of a likely new experience.  We will walk you through the restoration process and are ready to go above and beyond to make your home or business “Like it never even happened.”

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Out of Sight, Out of Mind This Chesterbrook homeowner did not realize that there was a leak under the flooring until it began buckling.

When was the last time you looked behind the refrigerator?  Poked around in the utility closet?  Checked for leaks around the hot water heater?  Most homeowners don't discover leaks or areas of concern with common home appliances and fixtures until water damage has already occurred and made itself known.  A few minutes of diligence can help detect larger problems before they occur.  

Summertime Blues...

Many of the issues that we encounter during this time of year at SERVPRO of North East Chester County relate to water damages due to clogs/leaks with HVAC units, hot water heaters, and even refrigerators.  Cranking down the AC during the dog days of summer sure feels nice, but blockages in the condenser lines can cause slow leaks that may seep under floors undetected until they begin to bubble up.  Likewise with water lines to ice makers behind refrigerators and the like.  So while making your home a safe haven from the sweltering summer heat, be sure to take a moment to check your appliances and utilities every now and then to avoid bigger headaches!

Thank You to Our First Responders

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Community Thank You to Our First Responders We will continue to distribute cases of water to our First Responders, as a small token of our appreciation and thanks.

At SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we have a deep respect and appreciation for all of our first responders that serve our communities.  We share a genuine concern for those who need assistance, whether due to a water or fire damage, or any type of hardship.  To show our appreciation, we have committed to distributing cases of water to our local Fire Houses and Police Departments.  In the heat of summer, it seemed like a commonsense way to help, and we will continue to do so to keep our first responders hydrated! It is an admittedly small token of thanks, but we encourage the community to show the same gratitude and cooperation to those dedicated to service.  SERVPRO of North East Chester County would like to say "Thank you!" to all that serve our communities!

Water Damage Can Give Mold a Home...

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Water Damage Can Give Mold a Home... This mold bloom was found during a water damage call in Chesterbrook. The homeowner had no idea that this was hiding in the utility closet!

The heavy rains and storms that often affect us in the summertime can access your home in a number of ways and cause significant damage and saturation.  Once the sun comes back out and the temperature rises, if the affected materials have not been properly dried, the perfect scenario often exists for mold to set-up shop and grow.  At first imperceptible, it isn't long before the musty odors begin and announce that microbial growth is moving in with you!

Proper mold remediation procedures follow a specific and detailed process but can be avoided by calling SERVPRO of North East Chester County when water damage first occurs.  Our technicians will make sure that we dot all the i's and cross all the t's to restore your affected home or business and stop mold growth before it has a chance to start.  

It's a Dirty Job But...

7/28/2017 (Permalink)

Biohazard It's a Dirty Job But... These signs were placed on all of the entry doors to make sure that no one entered the home during the ozone treatment process for their safety.

SERVPRO of North East Chester County recently had the opportunity to assist with the clean-up of a Phoenixville, PA home that had been deemed unfit for human habitation by the Borough of Phoenixville.  We were dedicated from the first moment we were contacted by the homeowner, not flinching at the bodily fluids and feces that were present throughout the home.  To protect our technicians, full Tyvek suits with hoods, nitrile gloves, and full-face respirators were utilized to prevent any contamination - not the most comfortable situation in the 90+ degree heat, but our professional technicians did not complain and were genuinely pleased to help the homeowner regain entry to the home.  Once the hazardous materials were disposed of and the affected areas cleaned and sanitized, an ozone machine and a hydroxyl generator were set for three days to purify the air and deodorize the entire home.  The homeowner was very grateful to get back to a clean, safe, and happy environment and we at SERVPRO of North East Chester County were thrilled to be of service!

The Fire is Just the "Starter"...

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire is Just the "Starter"... After a fire is extinguished, the process of restoration has just begun...

Fire damage is an unfortunate and significant event that comes in varying degrees.  If you happen to experience a fire loss at your home or business, the extinguishing of the fire is the just the start of a complicated process that we at SERVPRO of North East Chester County pride ourselves on being able to help you facilitate.  

The Cleanup

Beyond the accumulation of soot and smoke damage, fire losses also usually accumulate significant amounts of debris and fire extinguisher discharge (if water is not used).  These materials may be hazardous and are certainly unwanted and need to be appropriately removed and cleaned up after.  Our technicians at SERVPRO of North East Chester County are ready to spring into action and handle the aftermath.

The Pack-Out

Oftentimes after a fire loss, some contents of a home or business must be inventoried, packed, cleaned off-site, and sometimes stored while the affected areas are cleaned and restored.  At SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we are organized and thorough in our approach to making sure that your belongings are accounted for and restored, so once your home or business is ready to be loved in again, your belongings are returned "Like it never even happened."

You Cook...We Clean!!!

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning You Cook...We Clean!!! Goodbye Grease!

RESIDENTIAL or COMMERCIAL, WE CUT THE GREASE!

Everyone loves a home-cooked meal or dining out with friends at a favorite restaurant, but who wants to clean up the kitchen???

SERVPRO of North East Chester County is ready and willing to provide professional, deep cleaning of your commercial or residential kitchen!  Our skilled technicians have the equipment and the know-how to restore your kitchen - the heart of your home or business - to a pristine state that looks, smells, and feels clean.

RESIDENTIAL KITCHENS

Our technicians will hit all of those hard to reach spots that probably haven't been cleaned since the appliances first came off the truck.  Your kitchen will feel and smell so fresh you will want to host the next family dinner or friends' dinner party to show off your newly restored space.

COMMERCIAL KITCHENS

Re-inspire your culinary staff with a professionally cleaned work space, and re-ignite their sense of pride and responsibility to maintain your restaurant kitchen.  We take on the tough chores that you can never quite get to and can restore tired-looking, greasy equipment to a like-new luster!

Be Prepared!

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

General Be Prepared! Take control to mitigate damages during an emergency.

"Be Prepared!" is not just the slogan of the Boys Scouts of America, it should also apply to your homes and businesses!  

Emergency Ready Program

One of the services that we at SERVPRO of North East Chester County offer is complimentary Emergency Ready Programs that prepare you or whomever might be around during an emergency with an easy to follow plan to quickly react and mitigate further loss.

Whether experiencing a water damage emergency, fire damage emergency, or whatever emergency is thrown at you, our complimentary ERPs (Emergency Ready Programs) give you a plan for how to react and keep costly damages minimal.  We map out key information for you in a convenient and easy to use format, including emergency shut offs and emergency contact information.  

Take control of your home and business by contacting SERVPRO of North East Chester County today to schedule a complimentary ERP visit and know that no matter what adversity you face, it is always best to "Be Prepared!"

Leave Cleaning to the Pros!

5/31/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Leave Cleaning to the Pros! Our SERVPRO team takes great care of your "stuff" while sprucing up your space!

Did you put off that early spring cleaning?  Getting ready for a graduation party or summer family fiesta?  Want to freshen up your home before the kids get out of school and your hands are even more full?

Well, let the SERVPRO professionals do the dirty work!

We've Got the Tools for the Job!

Whether you are just looking for a deep carpet or upholstery cleaning or a total home/office detailing, we at SERVPRO have the optimal, professional products and equipment to achieve a fresh spring clean that is sure to exceed your expectations.  There is no amount of kitchen grease and grime or dingy dust of carpets and furniture that we can't handle - including pet hair and dander!  Our friendly technicians can spruce up your space like none other, so give us a call and...

Leave Cleaning to the Pros! 

Get Back!

5/23/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Back! Black Mold

Mold is all around us...

Different types of mold are found virtually everywhere in nature and even in your home or business - including on that blue cheese in the fridge!  In fact, air-born mold spores use many different methods to gain entry to your home, including open doors and windows on beautiful spring days.

 

The good news is that not all molds are harmful to us, and most can be kept at bay with moisture control indoors.  But a leak or flood that is not properly dried, or even a sudden spring shower that wets a carpet through an open window can support mold growth.  Likewise, undetected moisture in an attic, basement, or ceiling can provide the right conditions for this unwanted guest - including potentially harmful molds that require immediate attention from your friendly, neighborhood SERVPRO technicians.  We at SERVPRO take rigorous precautions and follow stringent processes to effectively remove mold from an affected area and restore your happy, healthy home or business!

 

The Process:

1. Mold Containment - the affected area is sealed off to prevent the release of spores

2. Air Filtration - the air is cleaned of any air-born spores

3. Removal of Mold & Mold-Affected Materials

4. Cleaning Contents & Belongings

5. HEPA Cleaning Processes - to ensure that mold & spores are safely removed and your home or business is left clean and sealed