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PROS and CONS of... Water??!

1/16/2020 (Permalink)

Saving a Wood Floor One of our specialty drying mats that pull out as much moisture from the floor to prevent any damage.

When anyone thinks of water, they think that it is healthy for you; everyone should consume water everyday and it keeps you hydrated. Well water might be the most amazing thing for the human body, but if water enters a home or a business it can be the start to nightmare if left untreated for long. Water coming into your home/business can cause major damage to your belongings, the structure or your home/business, and even upset you! If left there for over 24 hours without any tending to it can cause walls and ceilings to rot and fall, flooring to start growing mold and start to curl up and become non salvageable and then must be replaced which can become a hassle for a homeowner, a business owner and their customers. SERVPRO of North East Chester County has highly trained IICRC technicians and state of the art professional drying equipment to help ease the damage that could happen. We have emergency services that technicians are on call to be able to arrive as soon as possible to save all your belongings and home/business before it's too late!

Preventing Wildfires, Keep our state safe.

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

Wildfire in the Poconos 8,000 Acres of forest, animals and trees gone caused by a wildfire in the Poconos, PA

Forests cover almost a third of the earth's land and hold a huge variety of plants and animals which provide them food, water and a home. Trees are essential to our human race. We rely on trees for fuel, food, medication and materials. Trees and plants are needed to make sure that the earth's temperature is livable and also produces oxygen to breathe. Wildfires are normally unplanned and very dangerous to the people that live in and around a heavily wooded area. Only you as a individual can help prevent wildfires by making sure to keep away anything flammable or that may cause a spark. Never bring in matches or lighter into the forest that you plan on using to produce a fire. Always make sure to watch your campfire that it does not spread and damage any nature around your campfire. Never forget to make sure that your campfire has completely gone out before leaving. FACT ABOUT WILDFIRES: An Average forest is about 70-100 years old, and the trees in some forests can be 4,000-5,000 years old!

SERVPRO Storm Team

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Storm Team Every SERVPRO franchise will come together as one to help any disaster.

Even though each franchise is individually owned and operated, when a major storm happens in the world we all come together to help during any major disaster. Every large loss we attend they are always overseen by a operations manager to ensure seamless timing and communication. No disaster is too big when we come together as a SERVPRO team. We respond to all disasters which include tornado's, hurricanes, blizzards, floods or rain storms. SERVPRO has helped over 10 different natural disaster situation which include, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, Wilma, and Rita, 2007 California wildfires, 2007 Ohio and Chicago flooding, 2008 Ike, 2010 Nashville Floods, 2012 Hurricane Sandy, 2014 Polar Vortex, 2015 North and South Carolina floods, 2016 Hurricane Matthew, 2017 Hurricane Harvey, 2017 Hurricane Irma, and as well as the 2017 California Wildfires. 

The Sweet Smell of Smoke Odor Removal.

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Thermal Fogging Machine One our our technicians using the thermal fogging machine to eliminate the smoke odor in the kitchen after a stove fire.

We use specific techniques for odor elimination and deodorization. SERVPRO of North East Chester County have a customized smoke odor restoration plan to accommodate every type of smoke damage for every customer. The first step to any odor deodorization is a pre-clean. This cleaning will prevent any further damage that the smoke can do to your belongings. Next step will be gathering any contents such as documents, photos, furniture or tools will be carefully backed and transported to a textile cleaning service. After all the contents have been packed up and sent to be repaired and cleaned to its original state, on site our technicians will set up odor eliminating equipment which will clean the air such as an air scrubbers, and negative air machines to start working on clearing the air. We also use a deodorization technique with a Thermal Fogging machine. It ultimately acts like the smoke that has damaged your home and can penetrate all the smoke affected surfaces and clean the odor thoroughly saving all your personal belongings and your home. 

PLAN AHEAD AND PROTECT YOUR PEOPLE!

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Water on basement Water got into a basement of a home from a rain storm.

When being a owner of any business during storm season you always make to make sure all emergency communication is relayed to everyone ahead of time. Developing a plan ahead of it will give the owner and all employees a peace of mind. Always make sure to assess what matters the most within your business. PROTECT YOUR EMPLOYEES! Always make sure to know if a storm is happening during business hours, make sure to account for each employee working at the time to assure their safety. Always make sure to refer to the FEMA Resource Toolkit. Back up any digital storage you have or may be working within. If any power outages happen you will want to make sure all your business information and important files are saved. Map out an evacuation for your business in case of an emergency. Always make sure to assign specific roles to each employee to help out each other during a disaster time. As for the structure of the business, make sure all windows are boarded to avoid any accidents that can potentially hurt an employee or even a customer. SERVPRO of North East County is trained in storm clean up. We want to insure the safety of every customer and client we come in contact with and make sure their biggest worries are ours. 

Top Causes of Water Damage in your home or business!

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

Equipment Set up Our fans are drying out a carpet that had gotten affected from a rain storm.

There is nothing like water invading your home or business to put a damper on your day. The most common cause of loss within a structure are things that we need and use everyday. Appliances are one of the top reasons for water to enter the structure such as a air conditioner, water heater or even a dish washer. Always make sure to check on all appliances monthly to assure that you everything is still intact. The roof on the structure needs to be replaced every few years and always inspected to make sure there isn't any damage that has been done to it. All the pipes throughout the home should be monitored especially in the colder times of the year. The last most common cause is something we can not avoid but just make sure we stay ahead of is mother nature. Keep in-tune with the weather and make sure to prepare your home or business for the worst to protect your business or home. 

Save those wood floors from water damage!

1/9/2020 (Permalink)

Wood Floor Drying System We use this drying method for wood floors specifically to assure we have tried every attempt to extract the water from the flooring.

Wooden flooring can easily be damaged from water that sits on the floor and is not cleaned up properly. First step is to dry your floors. Make sure to remove all floor coverings such as an area rug which can cause the floor to become more damaged. Step 2 is to make sure you dry any visible water immediately after the floors get wet. Step 3 is to make sure you scrub and clean the floor before it drys. There might be dirk or mud trapped in the groves that you may want out before drying and damaging the floor. Step 4 is to remove a few of the floor boards around the most affected area. We want to get air flow underneath the floor to prevent any secondary damage. Step 5, now the floors need air movement around them to dry out the damp flooring and sub flooring. SERVPRO of North East Chester County have all the specialty equipment that make sure we dry out wet flooring to the max. Last step is to take a moister reading. We always want to check and make sure that the floor is drying. 

What makes us a great company?

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

We all work together SERVPRO of North East Chester County prides ourselves on making each other better in everything we do!

Here, at SERVPRO of North East Chester County pride ourselves on continuing on being better everyday. We take every opportunity to learn and become a better SERVPRO employee.  We strive on leadership. From every technician to office staff to owners, we are all leaders of different things but we always make sure to work together to have the best outcome in our work. Structure and system; if your intent is to grow a dynamic, efficient, and quality driven than that is us here at SERVPRO of North East Chester County. And at last we pride ourselves on our skill development. With all our technicians having different backgrounds in working skills, they work together to help each other learn and become better at all techniques that are used for example, mold remediation, water mitigation and even reconstruction. 

Our reputation and skills speak for themselves.

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

Lead Clean up at Pennhurst Asylum PA We even clean up spooky abandoned haunted building! Lead paint clean up job that was performed to film a show!

Here at SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we aim to meet every client and customers expectations. Our technicians are trained and know all the rules to follow within the IICRC guidelines. We try to focus on every homeowners request and tend to what is important to them. We make sure that every job when finished is checked by each homeowner for complete satisfaction. If something turns out to not be done correctly or not appealing to the homeowner we will ALWAYS make it right. We handle every need from any repairs to contacting all sub-contractors that are needed to help assist with any job. We try to make it as easy as possible for each customer and homeowner during their time of need. Any disaster you can ALWAYS count on us. 

Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of North East Chester County

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

From our family to yours... Happy Holidays from SERVPRO of North East Chester County

Holidays are important to us because we family is important to us. Here at SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we are a family and every home and business we walk into we are their to help and treat everyone like family! We are a 24/7 emergency response company. We are their to help with any issues you may run into, including water mitigation, fire restoration and mold remediation. We also do bio-hazard clean ups and carpet cleaning. Call our office to schedule your annual duct cleaning and we can schedule you before the holidays and out of town family coming over. We have highly trained technicians who specialize in every area of our company to always make sure the job is done correct and by IICRC standards.