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What Few People Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Lower Providence Township

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Few People Know About Flood Damage Remediation in Lower Providence Township When your home suffers damage from a flood, give our friendly SERVPRO team a call to make it "Like it never even happened."

Recovering from Flood Damage, a Lengthy Process in Lower Providence Township without SERVPRO

Many disasters happen quickly and do not last long, leaving residents in Lower Providence Township able to recover quickly and move on with normal activities soon after. Flooding, though, lingers, keeping people out of the area and prolonging the effects experienced.

SERVPRO technicians use their experience across many fields to ensure that our customers' homes become livable as soon as possible after flood damage happens in Lower Providence Township. While giving an exact date for moving back in is almost impossible to do initially, we can provide an educated range. As we work, we can provide more information to you, allowing your family to plan things more efficiently to meet their immediate needs.

Many things that succumb to a flood, like appliances, mattresses, and carpeting all require immediate disposal to help us more efficiently dry out your home. Personal belongings, however, need your input. We work with you continuously throughout the entire process and do not want to throw anything away that holds special meaning for someone in your family.

Items that we cannot quickly restore through standard methods might respond better to more intensive techniques. We discuss these and their expected results before engaging in more costly work, knowing that you prefer to make these choices yourself. When we come across such items, we place them in a special category. So you can go through them and decide when you have time.

The contents in your house and its structure both need IICRC certified teams, qualified to do the work, and dedicated to making sure your home becomes “Like it never even happened” as quickly as possible. We know flooding can cause severe stress in a family, but helping restore normalcy again eliminates the stress. It also eliminates the risks brought into your home by floodwaters.

Before moving back in, the last step is to ensure that no foul odors exist. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) makes sure that your home no longer holds any strong odors. If any reappear, which can happen on hotter or more humid days, let us know. We want you to be satisfied with our work, from start to finish.

SERVPRO of Norristown continues helping residents in Bethel Hill, Audubon, and Trooper protect and restore their homes after disasters like flood damage occur. Call our 24-hour emergency line any day of the year to talk to us about how we can help you. Our number is (610) 272-8520 and is always available.

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Mold Damage Remdiation In Norristown

1/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remdiation In Norristown Don't stress let our experts handle mold in your home call SERVPRO as soon as you smell or see it.

How A Small Leak Complicates Mold Remediation in Norristown

Mold is more than just a nuisance that messes with the visual appeal and air quality of a home. Mold needs a few things, including organic food sources, to thrive. Therefore, when left to proliferate for long, it eats its way into materials compromising their structural integrity. We offer professional remediation services in that can help you restore your Norristown property to the preloss state. 


Slow proliferation is one factor that complicates mold remediation in Norristown. In areas like bathrooms or kitchens when water is regularly used, it is possible for small leaks to go unnoticed for long. Sustained leakage and gravity action extends the damage deep into floors and subfloors thus remediation process requires demolition to replace all the damaged materials. Our SERVPRO technicians use thermal cameras, and other advanced moisture detection equipment to trace the extent of water migration then figure out an approach to tear down the affected areas without doing significant damage to unaffected areas.

Removing the debris and residues left by the infestation is essential to restore the visual appeal and rid the house of the musty smell associated with mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches like HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping the area to remove the debris. Since debris removal and teardown releases spores and other residues into the air, we use air scrubbers with activated charcoal or negative pressure systems to remove such debris.

It is necessary to deal with the moisture problem that led to growth to prevent future proliferation. Fixing leaks and drying off excess moisture should help achieve this goal. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their ASD, Applied Structural Drying, skills to carry out this step. We use air movers to increase evaporation rate, then use dehumidifiers to extract the moisture from the air. We can also use specialized equipment such as an injecti-dry system to remove moisture trapped in confined spaces.

For thorough remediation of mold damage, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and available 24/7.

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Effective Ways to Remediate After Fire and Water Damage Affect Your Norristown Home

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Effective Ways to Remediate After Fire and Water Damage Affect Your Norristown Home Don't be surprised by the necessity to deal with water damage after a fire in your home. Contact our certified team to assess and remediate.

Dealing With the Elevated Humidity That Occurs With Fire Damage in Norristown Properties

After a fire burns in your house in Norristown, you might expect the interior to feel bone-dry. The amount of water vapor in the air can surprise you if you do not expect damp air. While it certainly diminishes over time, this happens slowly. SERVPRO includes the elimination of this water vapor during regular mitigation services.
 
We always consider the entire project when we mitigate a property, and fire damage in Norristown is a multi-faceted disaster. Not only do we find direct contact between water and your belongings, but the steam ends up all over your home. It travels along with the smoke and then continues to disperse.
 
Some of the damage happens immediately, including making photographs adhere to the glass in their frames, curling the pages of your books, and soaking your floors, leading to weakened areas. Additional destruction of your property happens when the steam cools and condenses, especially on materials that remain warmer than other items. This can lead to rusting of anything made of metal and staining and color bleeding of household textiles (including upholstered furniture). Metal hangers can ruin otherwise perfect pieces of clothing.
 
SERVPRO specialists have IICRC training, so we know the importance of ridding your home of not only what the fire consumed and ruined, but to also re-establish normal moisture levels inside your home. Doing so also assists us in eliminating odors caused by the presence of unwanted water. Mold and mildew often proliferate after a fire, but lowering the amount of available moisture halts the growth of microbes.
 
Our hydroxyl machines make the air inside your home more pleasant for us to breathe as we work, but does nothing to eliminate the amount of water vapor. For this, we need desiccant machines and dehumidifiers. At times, we might need to use heated mats. We also use warmed air that we direct into enclosed spaces.
 
Once we eliminate the excess water vapor, our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can use thermal fogging to rid your home of smokey odors. Before, the air and your home's structure and contents' high moisture content might interfere with the effectiveness of the chemicals in the fog. As a steam, this fog contains moisture, although in a meager amount.
 
SERVPRO of Norristown can help resolve the issues of damage from fire, water, and smoke, which can turn any home in Bethel Hill, Evansburg, or Norritonville into a mess. Call us at (610) 272-8520 when you want a team with experience in all aspects of fire damage to restore your home, so it looks “Like it never even happened.”

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Call SERVPRO To Save Your Floors In Providence Township

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call SERVPRO To Save Your Floors In Providence Township When you have a leaky pipe and suffer water damage as a result call the experts at SERVPRO

SERVPRO - Water Removal Needs In Lower Providence Township

In Lower Providence Township, water from a broken dishwasher or a split hose supplying an ice maker can spill across an entire home in minutes. If it happens when no one is around for a weekend or only overnight, the water has time to soak in and cause permanent damage.
 
That is why water removal is particularly important for wooden floors in Lower Providence Township homes. SERVPRO restoration teams quickly respond to draw off any standing water and then carefully work to draw excess moisture from between floorboards and water trapped underneath them in the sub-floor.
 
Our technicians start with one or more of the large pumps in our equipment inventory. These machines can draw out hundreds of gallons in 24 hours. Team members can adjust the speed of each pump to maximize efforts without accidentally damaging the floors, and can clear most homes of water damage in a day or two.
 
After completing pumping operations, there is a thin layer of water remaining on the surface. Our technicians use extractors to remove it and the moisture between the floorboards. Depending on the size of the floor, they can choose from a portable, hand-held wand for small rooms and closets. For dining and living rooms, they can use larger devices to include truck-mounted models with extended hoses.
 
Once the extractors stop bringing up water, a SERVPRO inspector uses a moisture meter to determine if the humidity level is still high just over the surface of the floor. That indicates there may be water trapped under the floor, which puts it at risk for rotting and mold. To remove it, technicians remove a small section of the floorboard in an area behind floor trim or usually under a large item like a couch.
 
They install an air mover and attach a hose to force warm, dry air under the floor. The action accelerates evaporation to carefully remove the water without over drying the floor and causing secondary damage like splitting or cracking to the floorboards.
 
Swift removal of any flooding is necessary to restore area homes in our area and throughout Pennsylvania. If you have suffered any water damage, and are concerned for your floors or other parts of your home, contact SERVPRO of Norristown today at (610) 272-8520. We are here for you.
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Let SERVPRO Rid Your Norristown Home Of Mold

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Let SERVPRO Rid Your Norristown Home Of Mold Mold in the corner of windows needs immediate removal.

Containment Benefits during Mold Damage Remediation in Norristown

Mold damage usually occurs in areas that have high humidity, and it is essential to know its first signs. The moment you notice a musty smell or some discoloration on the walls, you need to act quickly and prevent it from spreading and causing structural and health effects. We can inspect your Norristown property to determine the level of contamination and come up with appropriate remediation procedures.
 
Once our SERVPRO technicians have determined the degree of mold damage in your Norristown home, the next step is to isolate the contaminated contents and areas from the uncontaminated ones. The primary goal of containment is controlling the spread of the mold spores as we are repairing your property and protecting the occupants and our staff. As we design the containment systems, we must allow for an exit and entry area. With that, our technicians can remove their Personal Protective Equipment while limiting the risk of cross-contamination outside the site. Such areas are known as clean rooms.
 
Creating a negative air pressure with the site is part of the containment process. Our SERVPRO technicians achieve that by using HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air filtered negative air machines. These devices work by attracting dust and mold spores towards the filter. Together with the plastic sheeting that we set up, we limit the movement of spores when we are demolishing and cleaning the contaminated areas.
 
Where necessary, our SERVPRO technicians open up contaminated walls to get rid of the mold that is growing inside. We understand there is a possibility of cutting electrical wires as we are cutting the drywall. In such cases, we poke a hole into the area and locate the electrical wires. We perform such procedures once we have turned off the power from the mains. After removing the contamination, we clean the surfaces using disinfectants to deactivate the spores and reduce the chances of future mold growth.
 
SERVPRO of Norristown can return your home to its preloss conditions after it has suffered mold damage. Our highly trained and experienced use advanced cleaning and remediation equipment when working on your property. Call (610) 272-8520 today and have all your questions answered.

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Too Much Water in Your Norristown Property from Flooding? Just Call SERVPRO for Fast Removal and Drying

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Too Much Water in Your Norristown Property from Flooding? Just Call SERVPRO for Fast Removal and Drying SERVPRO Provides Better Methods for Drying Out Your Norristown Home

Flood Dryout Technicians In Norristown Talk About How To Work Effectively

When severe thunderstorms make their way through Norristown, the rain can be excessive. Rainwater can come down quickly in a short amount of time, which can require you to call in a professional company such as SERVPRO for your flood water removal and dry out. Thunderstorms can cause high-speed winds which can blow objects such as rocks and branches into your windows, making an easy entry for rainwater. If the rain is severe enough, water can build up outside and possibly enter your structure. When things get wet inside your home, calling us in for a prompt flood dry out can save you money and time in the long run.
 
Once materials and contents inside your home get wet, the cost and severity of the situation can multiply quickly. Calling SERVPRO to conduct a prompt flood dry out in Norristown can prevent secondary damage such as mold growth or problems caused by increased humidity levels. Mold can cause health effects and can start to develop if moisture levels stay high within organic materials for more than 48 hours. Because of this, our goal is always to reduce moisture levels within any building materials that contain wood or paper so that microbes cannot activate and fungi are unable to form. To do this, we follow procedures that include initial extraction and rapid structural drying.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are tasked with the chore of creating an environment that helps speed up the natural evaporation process. To create such an atmosphere within a structure, we must control the humidity and temperature of the affected area as well as set up equipment that pushes the air in a counterclockwise direction. To do this, we set up a combination of heated air movers and dehumidifiers along with increasing the temperature in the affected rooms if necessary. Constant monitoring helps to achieve our drying goals.
 
The air movers push around the wet air so that moisture can keep evaporating from wet surfaces as the dehumidifiers remove water from the environment. If things ever get wet inside your house after a storm, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Some Ways to Avoid Increasing Costs During the Water Damage Remediation Process in Your Norristown Business

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Some Ways to Avoid Increasing Costs During the Water Damage Remediation Process in Your Norristown Business When a pipe bursts, usually a great deal of water winds up in places that need to be dry. Should your business face water damage, contact SERVPRO.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Norristown Bakery

A pipe bursting or a water leak can lead to costly damage in your Norristown bakery. Once you discover you need a plumbing repair, drain repair, or water line repair, time is of the essence. That is why you need to help of a professional water mitigation service.
 
Commercial water damage in Norristown of any kind in your business is something you don’t want to waste time figuring out what to do. Your daily operations may be interrupted, and that can mean lost business. Our experts at SERVPRO understand this, so we do not hesitate to get to you once you call us for help.
 
Once we repair the issue and remove any standing water, SERVPRO staff use air movers to enhance evaporation at the surface level and lower the drying time to prevent further damage. The air touching a material that is saturated, such as carpet, has high humidity. Air movers introduce airflow at the surface level and replace the air which is highly saturated with drier air to speed up evaporation.
 
We position enough air movers to create airflow over all the wet surfaces. When the lower portion of several walls is wet, including wet drywall behind baseboards, enough air movers are put into the position to make a vortex of circular airflow around the walls. The vortex is maintained by the air movers positioned close to each wall to the point of almost touch at an angle, depending on whether centrifugal air movers or axial fans are used.
 
The air movers are placed pointing int eh same direction, usually clockwise, with one being put in place for every ten to sixteen linear feet along the walls. These machines can operate in several different positions, which offers us flexibility in how we direct the airflow.
 
To direct airflow horizontally, we operate the air move flat on the floor. For drying walls, we put the air movers around the perimeter at a forty-five-degree angle, inlet facing the wall, to make a circular and turbulent airflow.
 
SERVPRO of Norristown has all the right tools to help you restore your business in Audubon, Trooper, or Wetherills Corner after a water damage emergency. Call us any time of day or night by dialing (610) 272-8520, so we can assist you in getting your building looking like nothing ever happened.

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Why Oh Why SERVPRO? Because a Water Loss in Your Norristown Property Is Gone--Fast!!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Oh Why SERVPRO? Because a Water Loss in Your Norristown Property Is Gone--Fast!! SERVPRO Says Duct Leakage Can Cause Water Damage to Your Norristown Property

Leaking HVAC System Can Cause Water Damage to Norristown Homes

Air circulation systems are a common implement to Norristown homes, but yet, are often among the most neglected and under-serviced equipment within the property. Without proper servicing, or with aging components alone, your HVAC system can collect water and moisture in various points throughout the appliance and network of ducts. Even excessive condensation, when mismanaged, can become a persistent leak capable of damaging structural components of the property.

While water damage like this might seem rare, it happens to Norristown homes more often than you might think. From window units to central air and heating solutions, the possibility of water damage is more of a persistent threat than many homeowners realize. Without facing this water damage immediately with the appropriate tools and expertise, you could welcome mold growth and structural degradation to the affected area of your house.

Something that sets our SERVPRO franchise apart in the industry is our focus on having the right tools for every job to make it more efficient and cost-effective for the customers that we serve. Our combined expertise in many niches of restoration can help us to identify potential threats throughout your HVAC system to clean it and make it more efficient, but also provide immediate drying solutions to prevent the continued spread and saturation from the appliance or duct leak.

Our highly-trained SERVPRO professionals must undergo extensive training to obtain their IICRC certifications in water restoration, making them educated professionals in the field. To further make our team better able to serve your needs efficiently and effectively, each of these technicians gets encouraged to pursue further in-house certifications and accreditations to make our professionals among the most experienced in their respective field.

We strive to offer comprehensive service that extends beyond our ability to preserve your structural elements from water damage and provide air duct cleaning services as well should this get designated as the source of moisture collection. Give our SERVPRO of Norristown professionals a call as soon as you notice a potential issue at (610) 272-8520.

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When Your Kingston Home Experiences A Flood Our Team Can Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Your Kingston Home Experiences A Flood Our Team Can Restore It To Pre-Damage Condition Wood can suffer greatly when exposed to water for lengthy periods, and flood damage in your home can cause such situations to happen rather quickly.

A Flood Can Destroy Your Kingston Home

Water covering the lower portions of your home in Norristown can soak into not only the walls' material but also into the wooden furniture legs, as well as your home's stairways, doors, and their frames. This can cause swelling and warping.

Wood can suffer greatly when exposed to water for lengthy periods, and flood damage in your Norristown home can cause such situations to happen rather quickly. SERVPRO technicians arrive with the equipment needed to remove the water in these items and get them dried out at a pace that prevents warping and cracking. Drying too rapidly can also cause problems, so we continually measure the moisture content that remains.

Wooden furniture, particularly the legs, swell once saturated, and this saturation happens slowly. We use heaters and air movers to reverse the process. Our air movers also remove any water vapor in the air, as well as porous materials that absorb it so easily.

Water can also ruin the finishes on these parts of your furniture. We clean these in preparation of restoration by furniture restoration experts. We partner with these professionals so you can relax and concentrate on other matters affecting your family.

Just like wooden floors, stairways can also become warped by flooding. While this may only affect the lower portion, stairs leading to the basement or cellar can become very dangerous. We check these for stability issues, loose treads and newly exposed nails, warped and cracked runners, and other issues that might develop.

Doors and their frames need to fit perfectly together or closing and opening them can become difficult or even impossible. Exterior doors that become hindered like this create serious security flaws. Interior doors that refuse to close properly can become tiresome and a real bother. Even within a family, privacy becomes necessary for everyone's peace of mind, at least every once in a while. Gaps in between doors and their frames ruin any sense of privacy immediately. We work with you on resolving these predicaments and getting your entryways restored correctly.

SERVPRO of Norristown knows how flood damage can affect your family overnight. The changes cause an immediate and serious amount of stress. We can help you get things restored in your home and your life. Call us at (610) 272-8520, if your home in Audubon, Trooper, or Evansburg needs mitigation services.

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Insurance, Fire Damage Cleanup, SERVPRO, and Your Norristown Property--We Make It Easy

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Insurance, Fire Damage Cleanup, SERVPRO, and Your Norristown Property--We Make It Easy SERVPRO Supplies Cleanup and Support to Norristown Property Owners after a Fire Loss

Norristown Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Fire Loss Help

When a fire damage restoration technician approaches your Norristown property for the first time, they should be both professional and courteous, showing sympathy to your situation. It takes someone who demonstrates knowledge and experience, to solve complex problems affecting your home. We offer SERVPRO technicians, in uniform and informed.  

A professional is always ready to address various fire damage situations that might occur in your Norristown area home. Proving on the first visit, that they are there to provide quality services that result in a better restoration from beginning to completion. You deserve nothing less than a well dressed, well-spoken technician who provides you with all of the necessary supplies, equipment, and resources required to get the job done right.

SERVPRO technicians are attentive and provide you answers to any questions you may have throughout the restoration process in your home. We want you to understand the scope of the problem you face and explain what services could be implemented to solve your problems. It is our job to turn a traumatic, stressful situation into something that you understand. Even though it can be hard to do sometimes, we are proud to help members of our local community through hard times.

SERVPRO takes a close look at any fire damage in your home and helps you make informed decisions concerning restoration. At times it may be impossible to determine whether an item is restorable without performing the proper tests. Never write anything off before your technician has the opportunity to inspect it, this includes personal property, valuables, and antiques passed on through the years. If you have an insurance adjuster working on your fire loss case, we consulate with both of you. The final decision on whether an item is non-salvageable when in question, rests with you two, we are not an insurance company.
 
Contact SERVPRO of Norristown anytime, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week for full-service solutions to fire damage that occurs on your property. Our cleanup and restoration team stands ready to assist you with whatever problems you may face. (610) 272-8520

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