To do or not to do?
This barn was damaged by a fire; we have restored it back to new "like it never even happened."
When tragedy happens to your home such as a fire and you see everything you own affected due to the fire/smoke that was in your home there is a few things to help not further any damage to your belongings.
1. Make sure that if it is necessary to move contents in your home around to always keep your hands clean, that way you do not cause any further damage to your upholstery or walls.
2. Always place a clean towel or old linen down in high traffic area to avoid damaging any flooring that may have be able to be restored.
3. Always make sure your electricity is turned off. Once it is safely turned off dispose of all food in fridge/freezer and keep items that can be salvaged. Then make sure to prop open the doors.
4. Houseplants can be saved! Just make sure too clean both sides of their leaves!
What NOT to do yourself:
1. Do not attempt to wash or wipe down walls yourselves. SERVPRO of North East Chester County has specialty items and a certified team to come in and clean with our specific tools and equipment to ensure proper cleaning for your home.
2. Do not consume any food that may have been affected by the fire.
3. Do not try to wash your own clothes as it may damage your personal washing machines due to the intense smoke odor. SERVPRO of North East Chester County can take care of that for you. We will bag it up and have specialist take care of it for you!
SERVPRO of North East Chester County has detailed and certified technicians to property restore your home to become "your home" again with our intense fire training and knowledge.
There is never a job to big to handle
Local Business affected by water- quickly restored and open within a few days.
There is never a good time for a water loss or fire damage to happen to a major business or a local town shop business. Every minute that passes after the damage has been done, revenue and productivity is lost. Call SERVPRO of North East Chester County to come in and help you get your front doors back open as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians are able to work quickly and effectively to clean up the damage to get right back to normal.
In case of an Emergency, always make sure to keep yourself and family safe!
2019 Snow Storm
Storms can affect us in any season whether it be a wind, snow or rain storm; it is always good to be prepared for anything. Make sure you and your family create an emergency preparedness plan by routing the best possible escape routes out of a dangerous weather situation and make sure to practice them as well. Also make sure to keep a stocked supply of food and necessities to be able to feed your family for a lengthy period in case stores and/or electricity are unavailable. Always make sure to have a first aid kit for minor injuries. SERVPRO of North East Chester County have deep-seeded family values and wants to make sure you take care of yourself and family in an emergency storm situation rather than worrying about your home. SERVPRO of North East Chester County will come and help you restore and mitigate any water, fire or wind damage that may have been caused by a major storm. We are here to help YOU and make you feel safe within your own home again.
How to control the moisture in your home to avoid Mold.
Humidity mold growth, Home in Phoenixville PA
Controlling the moisture in your home is most important to avoid mold growth. Installing a good quality storm window not only will keep out excess moisture but also help you control your heating cost. Using a dehumidifier is also another easy way to reduce your home’s relative humidity level, but the important part is to make sure you are purchasing the appropriate size dehumidifier for the space it is being used in. When the temperature is cold outside the humidity level within your home should remain low. Proper ventilation is essential to avoid mold growth as well. SERVPRO of North East Chester County understands that things happen within a home that may become out of the homeowners’ control and the moisture in your home could have caused mold growth that may not even be able to be seen. Our technicians are trained in Mold Remediation and will come to your home to clean and sanitize any surface that was affected by mold growth as well as using our air quality machinery to clean and purify the air to restore your healthy home.
The DO's and DONT's of Fire Damage in Your Home
Fire damage can be devastating to home owners and their families. It is a difficult event to overcome but there are simple things to do to motivate the process and certain things that you shouldn’t do within your home after an event like this.
DON’T: Use your AC, heater or any electronics
DON’T: Eat any leftover food that could have been affected
DON’T: Wipe away any powder from the extinguisher
DO: Call us at SERVPRO of North East Chester County to come in and help you restore your home after this tragic event that has happened within your home. We will start the cleanup process immediately, also bring in our specialty equipment to get rid of the smoke odor which could cause health issues over time if it is not done properly by trained technicians.
The Stink of Despair After Fire Damage
It is hard to put “the fire behind you” when everything smells like smoke. Every room, desk, furniture and even the walls. The smoke odor continues to contaminate the air around you and your employees. Employees may start to complain about the poor air quality within their work environment and customers may start to notice the smell of smoke and wonder about the quality of service you provide. Cleaning after a fire has accrued is a difficult task, and if not done effectively, which includes cleaning every single surface, the time spent trying to do it yourself was a waste. We at SERVPRO of North East Chester County have the capability and the tools to be able to clean every inch of your business to ensure proper work space for your employees and customers. We use specific odor elimination and deodorization techniques which include an initial clean, a pack out of all contents within affected areas, and placing equipment such as air scrubbers and negative air machines to start the air quality cleaning process. SERVPRO North East Chester County is available to help with any situation that can occur within your business, and to ensure quality service for every customer.
Polar Vortex is here! Save your water pipes!
Phoenixville PA Burst Pipe Polar Vortex
With the temperatures dropping extremely low this week, it is most important that you take care of the pipes within your household to avoid bursting pipes. Freezing temperatures create a lot of pressure inside the pipe and could cause serious flooding within your household, especially if no one is home at the time to shut the water off. Tip #1 is to keep your heat on whether you are home or not. Just leaving the heat set above 55 degrees will help keep your pipes warm and prevent the water from freezing. Tip # 2- allow your sink faucet to drip while you aren’t home or away for a longer period. It will relieve some of the pressure that is held within the pipes. Tip #3- Keep all doors, including cabinet doors in your home open. Make sure the heat can flow equally throughout your household to avoid bursting pipes. Tip # 4- Make sure to seal up any cracks or holes that would expose any pipes that run through your walls or floors, especially ones that are letting cold air inside your home. Tip # 5 -Apply heating tape to your pipes. It acts like a heating blanket for your pipes. It supplies heat directly to your pipes to keep it warm. Make sure to tape the pipes that are at high risk for freezing. Tip # 6- Add extra insulation. Basements and/or attics are normally not properly insulated for the cold weather. Make sure to add extra insulation where pipes are exposed or even a foam rubber or fiberglass sleeve to decrease the chances for your pipes to freeze. Here at SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we know it is not always easy to catch potential dangers in time, as weather can change at any given moment. That is why we are available 24/7 to help with any water damage that has disrupted your home from burst pipes. We are fully staffed with highly trained technicians that are always prepared to work efficiently and effectively to make sure your loss is taken care of “Like it never even happened.”
Are these up and down temperatures going to make you BURST?!
Phoenixville PA Burst pipe water Damage
SERVPRO of North East Chester County is here to help, whether it’s a minor leak or a pipe that burst. With the temperatures recently going from mid 20s to 30s to freezing temperatures, it can make the pipes in our homes susceptible to water damage. At SERVPRO of North East Chester County, we take great pride in treating our customers’ homes like we treat our own and making sure the job is done right. Our professionals are skilled in water damage mitigation and have been educated in water damage restoration and microbial contamination remediation from a CAT 1 loss (clean water) to a CAT 3 (black water). Our team will come in to assess the water damage and start to dry any flooring or other materials that were affected, also dehumidifying the area to protect from ambient moisture damage. SERVPRO of North East Chester County will not only dry and dehumidify the affected area, but we will remove any property that could be affected by water and repair any water damage to the structure: “Like it Never Even Happened.”
Our SERVPRO Team
Personal Protective Equipment Mold Remediation Schwenksville PA
SERVPRO of North East Chester County is a family-owned and operated local business. We aim to help our community with any disasters that might have occurred, to assist our neighbors in any way that we can. Our technician crews are highly trained in mold remediation, water extraction and contents cleaning to ensure proper service to every customer. We aim to teach every employee every technical aspect and procedure to assure our customers that we will get the job done right with pride. Every one of our employees are offered to further themselves to obtain all certifications that are needed to properly do every job to 100% satisfaction; from amazing customer service to making sure each of our customers’ losses have been handled the right way. Our office is open to calls regarding any questions you may have regarding any loss to your home or we are always available for emergency services 24/7. If you call, we will come in and make it “Like it Never Even Happened.”
Take Care of Yourself and Your Employees; KEEP OUT MOLD!
Commercial Mold Growth Phoenixville,PA
Exposing you and your employees to indoor mold can be a serious matter. People that are most affected in environments where there is present mold spores and mold growth are people with allergies, asthma and a weakened immune system, but it doesn’t keep people without these conditions in the clear for harm if mold exposure is prolonged. Mold can be devious and can grow in places you have never considered. SERVPRO of North East Chester County can create a routine inspection plan with our certified technicians to search for mold through your business. As soon as mold has been seen there is a great possibility that there is more that is unseen. We will come and inspect your property for mold and try to identify the source of the issue as well. There could be a cracked foundation, a leaky roof or even as simple as an unsealed window. Working with SERVPRO of North East Chester County’s mold remediation specialists, we can help ensure that any existing problems are responded to and handled as fast as possible to stay free and clear of mold-related damage. Call us sooner than later to avoid a moldy disaster.