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Mold Damage Remediation In Lower Providence Township

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation In Lower Providence Township Investing in professional mold remediation is a wise choice, both to deal with a current colony and to avoid future mold problems.

Mold Damage Remediation

Whether your Lower Providence Township home frequently struggles with mold growth or an outbreak recently surprised after years of microbial-free enjoyment of your property, one thing is sure. Investing in professional mold remediation is a wise choice, both to deal with a current colony and to avoid future mold problems.

Finding mold damage inside your Lower Providence Township house is really just the tip of the iceberg. The musty odor and ugly staining are symptoms of a more significant problem. Mold spores coexist with us continuously. Damage occurs when your home has one or more water incursions that activate the organisms. The presence of moisture can be quite unobtrusive, often hiding between walls or beneath cabinets. Since mold does not need light to grow, large infestations behind walls, in chimneys, under flooring, and the like are unknown to a homeowner until the smell overwhelms or the organic surfaces ingested by the colonies deteriorate to the point of weakness. This is a problem for which our professional mold remediation teams train regularly.

You may wage an ongoing battle with mold, thinking you conquer only to see it recur. Mildew in corners of the shower or a nasty area under the mudroom floor appears to clear up with a bleach solution or other over-the-counter DIY remedies. The efforts you make unfortunately are probably regenerating the mold as even undiluted bleach is 90 percent water. A surface stain fades, but the microbial activity continues beneath the surface. SERVPRO remediators are familiar with this endless cycle and are eager to help you break it.

On the other hand, you may just now realize your dwelling shelters a long-term mold problem that went unnoticed until a wall begins to crumble or your air fresheners no longer cover a mysterious earthy smell. Either situation profits from a thorough evaluation by a SERVPRO manager experienced with mold issues. With the implementation of an EPA-based plan for mold remediation, we rid your home of the current microbial problems and help you identify and eliminate the water incursion sources to limit future mold outbreaks.

SERVPRO contains the moldy areas, protecting you and your family from airborne debris with physical barriers and negative pressure air scrubbers. We ensure removal and disposal of the moldy material, and then sanitize and dry out the area. Our team is relentless as they search for the plumbing leak, uncaulked tile, roof fail, or even high humidity that provides mold spores their chance to grow. With the repair of the leak or plan to vent or otherwise reduce ambient moisture the chances of mold recurrence fall precipitously.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 when mold takes up residence. Your home benefits from our experience and skill in remediating the mold problem and eliminating the moisture that fueled it.

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Repairing Flood Damage On Carpets And Concrete In Lower Providence Township homes

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Repairing Flood Damage On Carpets And Concrete In Lower Providence Township homes A flood can soak your carpets and damage the flooring beneath, making it unsafe to live in the house.

Repairing Flood Damage On Carpets And Concrete

A flash flood in Lower Providence Township can hit your home by surprise. It can soak your carpets and damage the flooring beneath, making it unsafe to live in the house. Flood waters can ruin virtually any type of floor, including hardwood and concrete. Restoring the building to preloss conditions requires time and patience.

When the flood waters recede, SERVPRO can help you restore your property within no time. Our flood damage restoration experts serve the Lower Providence Township area and its environs, and SERVPRO is available to respond to your incident 24/7. We follow IICRC guidelines in every restoration effort, and all our products and equipment are up to par with industry standards.

The carpet is one of the most susceptible items to flood damage, particularly due to latex deterioration and backing separation. Every carpet contains a primary and secondary backing. Latex deterioration is when the adhesive material holding the two backings (as well as the carpet fibers) together falls apart. The process starts immediately after installing the carpet due to gases in the air, sunlight, and traffic. It accelerates exceedingly fast when the material is exposed to water damage.

SERVPRO flood damage experts have a lot of experience in dealing with all sorts of latex. The better grades have additives that decelerate the breakdown process while the cheaper ones contain fillers with no adhesive properties. The fillers only take up space in the carpet and actually contribute to water damage by facilitating delamination (separation) of the primary and secondary backings. Delamination can also occur through overly aggressive extraction, so it is important that the job is done by a professional restoration company.

Similarly, painted concrete may scale off as a result of flood damage, thus requiring repairing and repainting. After assessing the extent of the damage, SERVPRO technicians can offer the most useful restoration approach to help you get back to your lives as soon as possible. If the paint contains lead (which is hazardous), we can work with a qualified subcontractor to remove the original paint.

Due to the porous nature of concrete floors, the flood water may wick up and leave chalk-like deposits on the surface. To ensure that the deposits do not reappear, our water damage restoration personnel take on the responsibility of fixing the source of the leakage after extracting the water. Dirt or surface films can also support mold growth on your concrete. SERVPRO has a team of highly trained mold remediation experts who can clean up the mold and apply EPA-registered disinfectants if necessary.

If you have a flood damage emergency, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO of Norristown. We are a part of your community and have the resources to restore your home to normal conditions quickly and efficiently. Call us today at (610) 272-8520.

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Commercial Water Damage in Your Norristown Warehouse Can Ruin Inventory

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Your Norristown Warehouse Can Ruin Inventory Damage in a warehouse needs to be dealt with right away so that the items stored have the best chance of recovery. Call SERVPRO after damage.

Containing and Controlling the Damage are Key Tasks of the Remediation Process

When you operate a warehouse that stores goods for other businesses and industries, ensuring that the entire environment is suitable for that purpose can help keep you in business. Local businesses in Norristown sometimes store their excess goods and materials in warehouses to ensure that they remain available when needed but out of the way of daily operations at their factory.

If the environmental conditions surrounding a warehouse cause substantial commercial water damage in Norristown, the inventory inside can suffer damage and loss, too. Water damage can also stem from broken pipes, a leaking roof, a toilet that flooded the bathroom, and so many other possibilities. The crucial aspect is removing the water remaining to restore a level of normal humidity.

We understand that you owe your clients responsible protection of their goods. We can help you restore dryness to your building and the items inside, protecting them from any additional damage. To assist you with the insurance claims process, as a third party we can provide you with an inventory of damaged goods.

Removal of damaged goods might seem overwhelming, but afterward, you can more easily perform an accounting of the goods not destroyed. To keep damage from continuing, we rely on air blowers to circulate the air, heaters to increase the rate of evaporation, and dehumidifiers to extract airborne moisture. Surfaces receive similar attention simultaneously.
 
To prevent secondary water damage, we treat mold-prone surfaces with an antimicrobial agent. Metal surfaces are treated to prevent rust and corrosion. Affected carpeting can harbor microbes, or become damaged in other ways. Each setting requires an individualized assessment, which our Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) skillfully performs. Our goals include performing the mitigation required so that your damages remain controlled and lower than expected.

SERVPRO of Norristown wants to help you provide the services our community's industries need. Call us at (610) 272-8520, at any hour of the day or night, as emergencies happen around the clock. We stand ready to help mitigate your warehouse's water damage situation.

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Fire Damage Cleanup in Lower Providence Township

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Cleanup in Lower Providence Township SERVPRO uses professional grade equipment to eliminate odors left behind from a fire in your home.

Professional Cleaning Equipment for Fire Damage

Most fires do not destroy a home. They do not even cause structural damage for the most part. The majority of the restoration costs to a homeowner normally come from the odors that burned material leaves behind in the air and on the structural and personal property.

Odors are the most lingering and hardest to remove part of fire damage to a home in the Lower Providence Township. It is more time-consuming and takes special skills and tools not normally found with a general contractor or other clean-up agencies. SERVPRO maintains an extensive inventory of cleaning equipment and a first-class training program with access to a nationwide network of both when needed. The following are just a sample of what we bring to every home:

Injectors – When it comes to small amounts of odor-causing stains on a piece of furniture or rug, technicians use these commercial grade pumps for the job. They use them with large needles to inject a deodorizing agent directly into the affected area. We prefer using this technique instead of sending a chair or sofa to be reupholstered.

Ozone Machines – Oxygen molecules are forced by this device to react with odor-causing molecules in the air. The action oxidizes the molecules, removing the odor. The process is extremely efficient in removing odors but requires our technicians to wear protective gear. It is dangerous to people, pets, and items containing natural rubber. Once we have finished, the ozone gas generated converts back to oxygen in a short time.

Pressure Sprayers – These devices spray deodorizing agents and other chemical cleaners at a rate of 50 psi. Our IICRC-certified technicians apply them directly on structural property, fabrics and most carpets that have heavy amounts of odor-causing smoke and soot residues.

Ventilation Fans – We start the process of removing odors with these. Depending on the size, the devices move up to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute. They serve a double purpose because in addition to removing odorous air, they also effectively ventilate a home and dry surfaces still damp from the water used to extinguish the fire.

Our goal with every house fire is to return your home to its preloss state. That includes making certain the air reminds everyone only of life before the disaster. At SERVPRO of Norristown, this is why we are in this business; to help our neighbors return to a safe, normal life as quickly as we can. For more information, call us at (610) 272-8520.

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Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup Services in Norristown

9/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Restoration and Cleanup Services in Norristown Leaks, Slippery Floors, and Water Damage to Norristown Homes Cause Unsafe Conditions

Advanced Equipment Makes SERVPRO the Logical Choice for Water Removal and Recovery

Many different factors can contribute to water damage in Norristown. These factors include natural disasters, faulty household appliances, problems with the plumbing system, leaking pipes, and buildup of water in areas such as attics, crawl spaces, and basements. The sooner you notice the problem, the less the restoration work needed.
 
If you recognize signs of water damage in your Norristown home, contact SERVPRO as soon as possible. We have IICRC approved technicians ready to respond quickly to any emergency situation. Using advanced tools and products, we can restore your property to preloss conditions as fast as possible.
 
After performing a quick assessment of the water damage, we proceed with professional restoration actions. Our services may include extracting residual water or moving out furniture and other valuables to avoid further loss. Once the mitigation process is over, we begin the drying process using air movers and dehumidification equipment.
 
SERVPRO technicians rely on factors such as humidity levels, airflow, and the composition of the wet materials when choosing a particular approach. In some cases, our restoration efforts may require using heat sticks or heat mats along with the standard drying equipment. These mats are especially effective to extract moisture from hardwood flooring. We may also take on the responsibility of replacing wall and floor materials, as well as rebuilding damaged fittings.
 
For large scale water disasters, SERVPRO has a stock of fans, dehumidifiers, and other equipment that are available on demand. Our large inventory allows us to respond quickly to major incidents. Dehumidifiers lower the relative humidity by pulling water vapor from the air until every part of the structure is dry. To increase their efficiency, we heat the area if necessary to the ideal working temperatures of refrigerant dehumidifiers - between 68 degrees F and 90 degrees F.
 
In some cases, we may have to use extractors to remove water from floors and clean carpets and upholstery after water intrusion. Extractors usually come with three main components: a vacuum system, pump, and heater. All three parts come into play when restoring carpets and upholstery. Water damage mitigation, on the other hand, requires the vacuum component only to remove excess water. Depending on the nature of the damage, SERVPRO technicians can use portable or truck-mounted extractors. Portable extractors are ideal for accessing restricted areas, but truck-mounted ones are more efficient at both restorative cleaning and water removal for large volumes.
 
If your home has sustained water damage, you can rely on SERVPRO of Norristown to clean up and restore your property. As a locally owned and operated business, we are part of your community and are ready to respond swiftly when you need us. For questions and emergency services, call us anytime at (610) 272-8520.

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Shipping Companies and Warehouse Managers Turn to SERVPRO in Norristown

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Shipping Companies and Warehouse Managers Turn to SERVPRO in Norristown Warehouse space and water damage is never a good mix. Call the technicians at SERVPRO to quickly remediate and spare you additional damage.

Professional Technicians Provide Factories with Reliable Damage Services

Finding a company with the personnel and resources to remove water from your warehouse space fast should be a priority after water intrusion occurs on your Norristown property. Smaller companies may say that they can get the job done, but take far too long causing additional damage to stored assets.

Running a shipping business is hard enough without having to deal with inadequate commercial water removal services in Norristown during an emergency. It is important to keep your warehouse dry, so if you experience a fire that triggers your suppression system, have a plumbing leak, or storm damage occurs, it helps to have access to a company that can deal with each of these situations properly.

SERVPRO technicians respond urgently to every call we receive. Day or night, 365-days a year, we make ourselves available to provide you with excellent emergency services that help recover your property after a fire, water intrusion, mold contamination, storm damage and more. We even have cleaning services available for companies just like yours, where we put our expertise to work maintaining your property at regular intervals, providing you with a keen eye that helps prevent disasters.

At SERVPRO we provide our technicians with all of the latest advances in equipment, giving us the upper-hand in most situations. We use infrared moisture detectors, hygrometers and water extractors of every size and shape. Our drying process involves the use of air movers, dehumidifiers, and a variety of hand tools that make drying time faster, leveling out the relative humidity of any room, reducing the possibility of developing secondary damages to assets that remain out of harm’s way during the event.  

SERVPRO’s emergency services provide you with access to expertly trained, IICRC-industry certified technicians who understand how to prioritize and perform at peak efficiency to save the majority of exposed items on your property. We have access to personnel, equipment, and resources that make delivering quality water removal services easier, saving you from experiencing potential losses.

Request assistance with your water removal issues by contacting SERVPRO of Norristown, today. We stand ready to provide you with the excellent services you deserve. (610) 272-8520

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The Three Categories Of Water that May Be Present After Flood Damage In Norristown

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage  The Three Categories Of Water that May Be Present After Flood Damage In Norristown Norristown Homes Drenched by Storms Needing Water Extraction Look to SERVPRO

Trust SERVPRO to Remove Contaminated Water After a Flood Safely

A seasonal storm brings with it the risk of severe flood damage. High winds and driving rain put a home at risk of flooding, and storms also cause seepage from gardens and run-off from storm flooded streets.
 
Something every homeowner needs to be aware of after flood damage in Norristown is the three categories of water that might be present: Clean, gray and black. Each category has its risk level and needs to be handled correctly by professionals. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO after a flood. We train our IICRC-certified technicians to handle all kinds of storm water and restore your home.
 
The first category is clean water. Clean water does not contain any immediate health hazards. Rainwater or water from a broken pipe is usually clean. Clean water must be dealt with immediately, or it can become gray water within 48 hours which is why we need to get to work at once.
 
The second category is gray water. Gray water has biological or chemical contamination and thus poses some potential health risks. Gray water includes water from aquariums, washing machines, dishwashers and sinks or showers. It is important to remove gray water as soon as possible because if we do not there is a risk it might become contaminated further and reclassified as black water.
 
The third category is black water. Black water is a health hazard because it may contain sewage, chemicals, or other toxic elements transported from the environment. Black water might contain microbes that cause a range of diseases and thus must be handled with extreme care.
 
It is clear that cleaning up after flood damage requires care and professionalism. We equip our technicians with all the personal protective equipment necessary to handle any category of water safely, including rubber boots, rubber gloves, coveralls, and facemasks.
 
We carry out a thorough assessment of your home to ascertain the type of water present and immediately set to work cleaning it up. We use pumps and water extraction tools to remove water and ensure it is disposed of correctly. After we extract all the water, we set to work drying out your home. We can also treat your home with anti microbial agents.
 
SERVPRO teams also carry out careful monitoring of moisture levels in each room, including inside wall cavities and under the floor. You can rest assured that our aim is to leave your home “Like it never even happened.”
 
We are on hand to help with any cleanup. Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for assistance.

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Mold Damage A Negotiating Point For Norristown Home Buyer

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage A Negotiating Point For Norristown Home Buyer Mold Spores Floating in Norristown Homes Can Lead to Damage

SERVPRO Can Help You Make Your Norristown Dream Home Safe from Mold Infestations

Knowing that a home on your purchasing shortlist had previous mold issues is usually a disincentive to giving an offer. Understanding the life cycle of mold and proven professional methods to remediate mold damage takes the fear out of seriously considering buying a home with a history of mold growth. Our SERVPRO mold remediation team successfully puts the brakes on many cases of microbial growth, and our skills and experience put mold concerns in perspective.
 
Your family’s house hunt found a home to love, but possible mold damage causes hesitation to make an offer on this Norristown listing. Before you move on to other properties, take some time to educate yourself about the prevalence of mold spores in the area and why this home suffered an outbreak. We respond to mold growth questions constantly in the eastern Pennsylvania area. Using methods developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) our trained crews resolve similar issues, leaving the homes we treat comfortable and safe for habitation after a mold problem.
 
Mold spores are always present in the outdoor and indoor environments. They typically cause no problems, simply floating in the air and settling on surfaces. For mold to multiply, forming colonies, and filling the indoor air with that characteristic musty smell, three additional things need to join the spores. The temperature must be right for the strains involved. Carbon-based food sources must be available. Water must be present.
 
SERVPRO receives calls about mold growth and damage only when the third component, water or moisture, infiltrate a home. The facts are that mold likes the same temperatures humans prefer, and even a little soap scum or dust containing dead skin cells is a banquet for the fungus. Those two variables are impossible to eliminate in normal spaces. Water is the predictor for mold to cause issues, and the source of unwanted water almost always proves controllable.
 
Mold grows fast when water provides the catalyst. Within 24 to 48 hours spores activate and proliferate, which is why SERVPRO recommends water damage response times of hours, not days or weeks. Even if a colony takes hold in a residence, our workers have the skills and equipment to contain and remove the mold, disinfect the affected area, and then eliminate the moisture source to limit the possibility of future mold growth.
 
Unless the house of your dreams contains one room after another of unmitigated mold growth, chances are excellent the infestation either is in remission or can be mitigated by our SERVPRO team. Work with your realtor and us to investigate the actual extent of the mold problem in your potential home. Talk with a legal advisor to be certain you are not exposing yourself to unnecessary risk if you make an offer on a home you know had mold damage. You may be able to reduce the price of becoming a homeowner by refusing to panic about the word “mold,” but be certain to conquer any current microbial infestation before moving day.
 
Mold damage is less frightening when SERVPRO of Norristown is your partner in remediation. Call (610) 272-8520 to discuss options if mold is delaying your chance to purchase your perfect home.

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Water Damage can Decrease the Safety of Your Newborn's Nursery in Norristown

7/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage can Decrease the Safety of Your Newborn's Nursery in Norristown SERVPRO Restores After Cleaning Norristown Home Nurseries

Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Damaged Home in Norristown with Swift Water Removal and Cleanup

It is essential to your baby's health to use the correct amount of water when preparing bottles full of formula. It is just as crucial to the safety of your home to keep water out of places where it can cause problems. When water soaks into the materials your house is made of, those materials can lose their strength and become weak, deteriorate, and worse.
 
New parents want their new baby's life to be perfect, starting with the interior of their Norristown home, but water damage can ruin their efforts. Unwanted water is one type of slowly developing damage that can significantly diminish the safety and security within any home. SERVPRO has technicians with training and expertise to help make everything “Like it never even happened.”
 
Moisture and high humidity, water from broken water lines or overflowing appliances, tubs, and sinks, and even ice on the roof can create problems inside your home, including areas that may seem impervious to damage. This type of harm can lead to many problems because it can sneak up on homeowners.
 
When water attacks a wall, it can affect it on the surface, in the external framework, by compressing the insulation inside, and by corroding the electrical wiring that runs through the wall.

The surface of walls can become stained much like some ceilings are when water is present in small, minute amounts over extended periods of time. While these are not always indicative of other types of secondary water damage, they are at the least quite unsightly.
 
When water seeps into the drywall itself, this can produce swelling and eventual deterioration of the wall. Swelling from the water makes drywall extremely soft at first and then powdery as it dries, allowing it to crumble. Falling materials can prove to be a hazard for those below.
 
When exterior walls are affected by water, the insulation can be damaged. This can create cold spots that, while not posing a health hazard, can still make certain areas of your home uncomfortable for the youngest members of your family.
 
While compressed insulation can lose its ability to function as it should, water inside walls can create problems with wiring including serious fire hazards. In addition to that danger, shocks are much more likely when using compromised outlets.
 
Both new and experienced homeowners can have problems with water damage in their home, and it can happen to any home, regardless of when it was built. These problems can also exist side by side with mold growth, which needs water to survive. If water has created a mess in your home, call us. We are SERVPRO of Norristown and are always here to take your call at (610) 272-8520.

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SERVPRO Has The Right Equipment To Deodorize After Fire Damage In Norristown

7/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Has The Right Equipment To Deodorize After Fire Damage In Norristown SERVPRO Skilled Techs and Equipment Restore Fire & Smoke Damaged Homes in Norristown

Odor Removal from Fire & Smoke Damage by SERVPRO

Smoke odors are a lingering after effect of fire damage. Even after your home has been restored, thoroughly cleaned, and made safe to live in once more, you might notice a stubborn smoky smell. Smoke odors are particularly unpleasant because they provide a reminder of the fire and the stress and fear of dealing with the blaze and its aftermath.

SERVPRO understands the importance of getting rid of the smoke smell that hangs around after fire damage to a Norristown home. That is why odor removal is a vital part of our fire remediation process. In most cases, we handle odors using one of two machines: An ozone machine or a hydroxyl generator.
 
An ozone machine generates ozone for sterilization and deodorization. Think for a moment about the oxygen you breathe. It has two oxygen molecules. Ozone, however, has three oxygen molecules. Sometimes you smell it after a thunderstorm – it causes that fresh post-rain smell that so many people love.
 
Ozone has important deodorizing properties. An ozone machine works by using either ultraviolet light or a high voltage applied to a metal grid to produce ozone and distribute it throughout the area.
 
Ozone is a powerful deodorant. It works quickly and then fades just as quickly, leaving the house fresh and the odor eliminated for good. However, ozone is not safe for use around pets, plants or people, which is why we usually only use ozone machines in situations where your home is empty during the remediation process, or where it is not too inconvenient for you to leave it for a short period.
 
There is an alternative to ozone where it is not safe or convenient to use it: Hydroxyl Generators. Hydroxyl radicals are naturally occurring elements that are produced when sunlight interacts with water vapor in the air. Hydroxyl radicals react with other molecules, including odor molecules, and destabilize them. That is why some people call hydroxyl radicals “nature’s deodorant.”
 
Hydroxyl Generators use UV light to produce hydroxyl, which is then used to deodorize your home. The effect is swift and permanent, and the generator is safe for use around people, plants, and pets.
 
You can rely on SERVPRO to assess the situation and choose the most efficient remediation method for your home, with an eye on safety at all times.
 
If you need help removing smoke odors from your home, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 today.

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