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Commercial Fire Damage Leaves an Antiques Store in Lower Providence Township with Soot-Related Issues

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Leaves an Antiques Store in Lower Providence Township with Soot-Related Issues We care about your antique shop's valuable items and will work around the clock to restore them.

Commercial Fire Damage in Lower Providence Township 

Collecting items that you are sure can catch the eye of future customers visiting your antique store in Lower Providence Township takes time and ongoing research to maintain your business' profitability. The ever-changing variety you offer to the public can take a drastic hit in the event of a disaster.

When tourists visit the shops in Lower Providence Township during your shop's closure due to commercial fire damage, you can face a significant drop in profits. Regaining these lost funds might prove impossible when tourists move on to different areas. We can help you reduce the amount of time your shop remains closed after a fire took place by mitigating the damage and restoring your inventory.

The methods we use to get your doors open again also reduce the amount of damage to your inventory. We use today's latest breakthroughs in technology to restore a large assortment of valuable things from the past. Our SERVPRO services significantly reduce the amount of work requiring a conservator's assistance, as well as your related expenses.

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-certified Odor Control Technician works on making your business smell as it should. Depending on the situation, including the majority of furnishings inside your antique shop, either ultra-low volume (ULV) or thermal foggers neutralize the solid and liquid substances making the odors you want to destroy.

Before this begins, several technicians work with you on preparing the items needing restoration services to regain their preloss condition. We set pieces aside that require a conservator and start making an inventory of the others. We pack each item in clean, ink-free paper and then pack these items into boxes. We want to fill each box full, so its contents remain secure but not over-packed.

While fire damage restoration and deodorization take place in your store, we work on restoring your inventory with the use of ultrasonic water baths, as well as hand-tools used to remove soot and soiling from surfaces. When needed, deodorization takes place, as well.

SERVPRO of Norristown is always ready with the tools and equipment needed to keep you in business. Call (610) 272-8520 to put tailored services to work for you in Evansburg and Bethel Hill.

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Water Damage Happens in Norristown. Have You Developed a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile?

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Happens in Norristown. Have You Developed a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile? An Emergency Ready Profile helps us to respond to your water damage emergency quickly! Contact SERVPRO today to create your profile.

Use SERVPRO's Emergency Ready Profile System to Prepare for Water Damage in Norristown

Water damage accidents can happen in a flash, and they may strike when you least expect it. Whether an appliance has malfunctioned, a water line has broken, or a clogged drain has started to overflow, you can never predict when and where water damage might happen in your home. SERVPRO can help you stay ready to respond to these incidents through the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) system - an application designed specifically to help you respond to and overcome water and fire damages in your home quickly and with minimal time spent on the phone.

Water damage can happen in Norristown in day or night and rain or sunshine. Responding quickly to all local disasters requires us to be always ready to react to information we receive and available to implement water extraction and drying protocols. The ERP system helps us reach your doorstep faster by providing some critical pieces of information to us beforehand, enabling us to skip several time-consuming steps that could otherwise delay treatment. Creating a profile for your home enables you to pick up your phone, open up the app, and select the type of damage your home is experiencing to start the process of getting a team of SERVPRO water damage restoration technicians (WRTs) on the ground at your home.

Depending on the documents you upload to the ERP app, our WRTs may even be able to identify problems faster and locate the source of the water damage without taking time to inspect the area. Locations of water lines, electrical systems, and general blueprints can all help us shut off the source of the damage and clean up after its effects. Other documents, such as lists of important contacts like your insurance provider, can also help us to manage the work at your home quickly and efficiently.

If you have any questions about what kinds of documents we can accept through the system, ask one of our representatives at SERVPRO of Norristown. For questions or our 24/7 emergency services, call us at (610) 272-8520.

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Our Fast Response Will Restore Your Norristown Laundromat After A Water Damage Issue

5/20/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Fast Response Will Restore Your Norristown Laundromat After A Water Damage Issue Call us at (610) 272-8520 and leave the rest to our restorers.

Get Quick Commercial Water Cleanup In Your Norristown Laundromat

The risk of water damage happening in a laundromat is high because of the many washers present. One or more faulty washing machines can cause water to pool in your laundromat. Supply hose leaks are the leading cause of a washing machine water loss.

Supply hose failure can occur due to a poor connection to the wall or washing machine, or aging of the hose, making it brittle. When such an incident occurs in your laundromat, it is essential to hire a company that offers commercial water cleanup services in Norristown such as SERVPRO. The intake hoses of washing machines are high flow lines and may output more than 600 gallons of water per hour, which can run until someone turns off the main water switch off. If the leak occurred after business hours, there may be a significant volume of water in your laundromat.

The main concern when there is water damage in a business premise is loss of revenue. Your customers can take their laundry elsewhere until you dry the premises. The first step after water a water loss incident should be extracting the water. Your approach to water cleanup should be complete, quick, and effective. SERVPRO franchise professionals can assist you to extract water using extractors like wet/dry vacuums and pumps while ensuring that your business operations are not affected that much.

Our technicians monitor and document the drying process extensively to ensure fast restoration. Fast action helps reduce water cleanup and repair expenses while increasing the chances of restoring the affected areas like floors and walls to their pre-water damage condition. We can also use advanced inspection tools like moisture meters to determine the extent of the damage. With these tools, we can determine if there’s moisture in the walls and floors. If moisture is present, we can use air movers to enhance evaporation and then use dehumidification equipment to extract the moisture from the air. Once the moisture levels are the same as they were before the damage occurred, we remove the drying equipment.

When you need water cleanup services, SERVPRO of Norristown is ready to help you. We make your emergency our priority so that your business operations do not suffer. Call us at (610) 272-8520 and leave the rest to our restorers.

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How to Take the Headache Out of Flood Damage in Your Norristown Home

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How to Take the Headache Out of Flood Damage in Your Norristown Home Floods can quickly come with no warning. If you end up with flood damage, call SERVPRO for all remediation needs.

Flood Damage Restoration in Your Norristown Home After a Flash Flood

Flash floods can come without any warning in Norristown, just like other natural disasters. Even if you don’t live near a body of water, you can be at risk for flash floods, as they are not caused by overflowing of bodies of water, but rather by heavy rainfall from a thunderstorm. Other causes include a levee or dam break, or even a mudslide.

Aftermaths from a flash flood can be quite devastating to your Norristown home and the surrounding area. The water comes at a high intensity, likely bringing with it trees and debris, plus large quantities of water. Once the event is over, you need the assistance of a professional remediation company, such as SERVPRO, to help you clean up the mess left behind.

After the flash flood has passed, the essential thing to do is to ensure everyone in your family is safe and well. Before doing anything else, deal with any possible injuries. When you have determined that everyone is okay, you can then worry about your home. It is likely that your home and personal possessions were affected by the flash flood. The last thing you need after an event like this is to start a DIY project, which is why SERVPRO staff want to help.

Even if the damage is not too severe, we have you and your family remain out of your home for your safety until we can finish the restoration. Several dangers exist with flood damage restoration which can harm you. Besides the typical slip, trip, and fall hazards, flood waters are usually contaminated with debris and even chemical runoff and infectious waste. We are therefore careful to wear safety equipment at all times to protect us while we work.

Safety concerns are taken seriously, and we address them correctly before we even begin restoration work. A safe environment for everyone is a must. We identify all of the safety risks upon arriving at your home, so we do not leave anything to chance.

SERVPRO of Norristown wants to clean your home in West Norriton, Audubon, or Bethel Hill after a flash flood, but we ensure that everyone is safe while performing all cleaning and restoration tasks. When you call us at (610) 272-8520 for help, you can rest assured that we take every needed precaution before and during the job.

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After A Water Damage Incident In Your Norristown Home, You Need To Contact Our Crew!

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage After A Water Damage Incident In Your Norristown Home, You Need To Contact Our Crew! In case of a water loss incident in your property, call SERVPRO of Norristown.

What Complicates Water Removal In Norristown Homes

Leaks, spills and other incidents can deposit significant amounts of water in your home in a matter of minutes or hours. However, removal can take longer and require extra effort, which leads many people to seek help. Several factors lead to such an outcome. We offer professional removal services that help Norristown homeowners restore their properties to their preloss state.

The percentage of porous materials in the house affected by the incident complicates water removal in Norristown. In many homes, there is a wide range of porous materials including carpets, upholstery items and floor materials such as wood. As the water flows over these materials, they absorb some of it necessitating extra steps during the removal. The ASD, Applied Structural Drying, training our SERVPRO technicians get helps them identify the best approaches to dry wetness from the porous materials. We use sophisticated moisture detection equipment such as moisture sensors with probes to check the level of moisture in different materials allowing us to determine the necessary drying procedures.

After the water spills, it migrates to different areas within the home. Some of these areas like wall cavities can retain water even after thorough extraction efforts from the affected rooms. If it remains unchecked, it can cause other problems. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate concealed areas for signs of trapped water. We can use equipment such as FLIR thermal cameras to check for wet areas. We can also use physical methods such as drilling weep holes. Once we establish the presence of water in the concealed areas, we can make flood cuts or create vent holes to facilitate removal. We also use specialized equipment such as the Injectidry system to remove water from the concealed sections.

Many water loss situations involve significant amounts of water. Removing such water can take much effort especially when done manually. The situation is more complicated when the incident affects more than one room in the house. Our SERVPRO experts use advanced equipment such as dry-wet vacs, ride-on high volume extractors or the water claw flood tool that allows extraction without removing the carpet.

In case of a water loss incident in your property, call SERVPRO of Norristown. You can reach us at (610) 272-8520 any time. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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We Can Help You Avoid The Negative Effects Of Fire Damage In Your Lower Providence Township Home

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Help You Avoid The Negative Effects Of Fire Damage In Your Lower Providence Township Home We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call us today at (610) 272-8520 for fire restoration services.

Avoid The Negative Effects Of Fire Damage In Your Lower Providence Township Home Through Fire Restore

The dangers of a fire can continue long after it is put out. Super-heated air causes the greatest threat to the occupants of a building while smoke and soot can ruin the structure and contents. Ash and smoke may also continue to cause corrosion and damage to materials.

To avoid the negative consequences of fire damage in your residence, you should seek fire restoration services in Lower Providence Township immediately. These are special services that make a home safe again after a fire. You can contact the fire restoration experts at SERVPRO to restore your home to its preloss condition. Once we get to a property, we inspect and test the adjoining rooms to determine the extent of the fire, soot and smoke damage, and then develop a plan of action.

Our fire restoration process is thorough. It includes identifying the source to determine which kind of fire occurred, inspecting the areas that are wet due to fire-fighting efforts and evaluating specific materials that may have sustained damage due to soot and smoke particles. We also remove any charred contents that could seal in the smoke like burned wood and insulation, treat the affected areas of smoke smells, and evaluate floor coverings and carpets that may need to be removed.

We also restore contents like furniture, bedding, area rugs, upholstery, and draperies whenever possible. Our technicians can clean the outside cases of electric devices and electronics, to prevent the corrosion that smoke residues can cause. We can also refer your electronics to a qualified electronics vendor to open them up for repairs or cleaning. We also clean some artwork, but a curator should restore expensive pieces.

As IICRC certified fire damage restoration professionals, SERVPRO technicians use advanced processes and equipment to restore homes. We use thermal foggers and Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to remove odors caused by smoke. We seek the source of the smells in floors, walls, ceilings, and other surfaces, and eliminate them. Fire damage restoration helps reduce claim costs.

After your home has sustained fire damage, SERVPRO of Norristown can assist you in restoring it to its normal condition. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Call us today at (610) 272-8520 for fire restoration services. We also offer our services in East Norriton and West Norriton.

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Our Specialists Can Clean Up Your Fire Damaged Property In Lower Providence Township

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Our Specialists Can Clean Up Your Fire Damaged Property In Lower Providence Township Our emergency response crews are available 24/7 to mitigate commercial fire damage to your property.

Cleaning Up Commercial Fire Damage In Lower Providence Township

We know how devastating fire damage can be to a residential property and it can be even more so when a service-industry business such as a restaurant or physician's practice is affected. The longer the premises cannot open to serve customers or patients, the more livelihoods that are affected.
 
When SERVPRO receives a call for commercial fire damage clean up in Lower Providence Township, we start the restoration process during the first phone call; the technician gathers information regarding the type of fire damage and commercial property affected, so our service vans arrive stocked with the necessary equipment to get started immediately upon arrival.
 
SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified in fire and water damage restoration and make suggestions regarding the removal or restorability of both building materials and property contents affected by smoke and soot damage. Charred materials such as drywall, are removed with the permission of the property owner as they can retain unpleasant smoke odors.
 
If the fire was localized in a specific area, our technicians put up barriers to stop the spread of soot and speed up the drying process from any excess moisture left from extinguishing the fire. The cleaning process is meticulous, and the methods our technicians use depends on the type of residue left behind by the items in the fire. Synthetics and rubbers tend to leave heavy residues while wood and organic materials leave much lighter films on surfaces. There can be different types of smoke residues in the same room that require the use of wet or dry sponges and solutions for complete cleaning.
 
No one wants to come into a business that smells like smoke, even a bit. SERVPRO technicians have odor control equipment that can neutralize foul odors such as thermal fogging. It works in the same manner as smoke, but a heated solvent solution is delivered as a fog to penetrate anywhere the smoke went and eliminating odors.
 
SERVPRO of Norristown knows that every minute your business cannot be open is money lost. Our emergency response crews are available 24/7 to mitigate commercial fire damage to your property. Call us at (610) 272-8520, and our team can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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Even Minor Flood Damage In Your East Norriton Home Should Be Handled By A Professional Restoration Company

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Even Minor Flood Damage In Your East Norriton Home Should Be Handled By A Professional Restoration Company SERVPRO of Norristown has certified emergency technicians available to help you turn around water loss in your home “Like it never even happened.”

Why A Little Flood Damage Is Never A DIY Job In East Norriton

Flood damage to a property, even in small amounts, can cause multiple points of damage if it is not addressed correctly. When flooding is limited to a single area in a home, it may seem like all that needs to happen is dry the area and the situation is resolved. This can lead to mold issues or other secondary damages that can be costly for homeowners to repair.

When handling any size flood damage in East Norriton homes, SERVPRO technicians know floodwater is dealt with as blackwater or contaminated. If there is standing water remaining in the house, our technicians protect both themselves and the occupants by spraying biocide and wearing protective gear as they extract any remaining water from the home.

Digital probes show how deeply the water has penetrated floors, walls and other parts of the structure. It is important to know that carpet padding is notorious for absorbing water and blackwater can wind up in areas of the home that seemed initially unaffected by the initial water intrusion. SERVPRO technicians are certified in several areas of water damage remediation and know how to identify areas where the water has seeped.

Complete drying is crucial for avoiding mold and mildew problems. SERVPRO uses dehumidifiers to bring down moisture levels while using air movers that are positioned at angles to direct air up and out of the room. We know that even though the area may look dry on the service, moisture probes verify the building structure is dry. Heavy furniture that only had water contact with the legs or non-porous areas may be dried up on blocks on a case by case basis.

Due to possible contaminants, non-porous surfaces that came into contact with water are thoroughly cleaned using our professional antibacterial and antimicrobial formulas to ensure surfaces are disinfected and inhibit mold growth.
 
Flood damage is a situation that should always be handled by professionals for safety reasons. SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 has certified emergency technicians available to help you turn around water loss in your home “Like it never even happened.”

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Mold Remediation in East Norriton Can Be Crucial to Preserve Your Property

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Remediation in East Norriton Can Be Crucial to Preserve Your Property Mold Spores Can Lead to Infestations in East Norriton. Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Rely on SERVPRO for Cleanup and Sanitizing Your Home in East Norriton After a Mold Infestation

Spotting colonies of mold can be quite unsettling for any homeowner. Furthermore, the mold may have health effects as well. So, it is essential that you should understand the basic facts about these fungi and how they develop.

Many homeowners in East Norriton are unaware of the basics of mold. Understanding some critical things can help you prepare to tackle mold damage when it occurs in your home. 

Mold Patches begin from spores 
One of the most important things that SERVPRO technicians want you to understand about mold is the fact that mold spores are present everywhere. Spores are microscopic structures that function in the same way as a seed of a plant. When the spores get a conducive environment, they germinate, very much as a plant does from seed. Once a mold spore germinates, it soon bears a mass consisting of thousands of spores that further helps the mold to propagate.

Spores are resilient 
The airborne spores are quite sturdy. They can stay viable for extended periods of time even without water. The spores remain dormant for years before they germinate when the conditions are just right.
 
Spores love moisture 
When the spores get the right condition, they absorb moisture and swell. They send out structures called Hyphae. Some of these hyphae may grow like roots into the porous surfaces and cause extensive damage. If the mold finds the right combination of moisture and a porous surface, they can proliferate on large surfaces in no time. It is crucial to call SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians as soon as you see or smell mold to prevent any extensive long-term damage. 

Temperature also plays a crucial part  
The best temperature for mold growth is between 68 and 86 degrees. That said, some strains can grow in temperatures as low as 32 degrees. Organic material such as paper, wood and even drywall can provide all the essential nutrients to mold that helps them to spread. The most important thing to do once you spot mold in your home is to call in the experts. Trying to remove mold on your own can disturb the spores and help them spread to unaffected areas. 

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

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When Your Lower Providence Township Home Suffers A Fire Damage Disaster, Call The Experts At SERVPRO!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When Your Lower Providence Township Home Suffers A Fire Damage Disaster, Call The Experts At SERVPRO! You can reach our professionals anytime by calling (610) 272-8520.

Fire Debris Removal For Lower Providence Township Homes

When a fire breaks out in your Lower Providence Township home, it can be overwhelming to consider how your property ever could look the same again. With the stress of the situation, many homeowners drag their feet about securing important fire debris removal and mitigation services which can ultimately save time and money on the needed restoration. Whenever you face a disaster like this, make sure that you reach out to our team of professionals quickly to get restorative services going immediately.

Our team has a 24-hour response to emergencies, making us an excellent choice for mitigation of the fire damage in your Lower Providence Township property. We already have a production truck stocked with all of the industry-leading cleaning and restoration equipment needed to get started on a structure fire recovery. The faster that our team can get to work on your damaged home, the less that certain effects can spread and damage the property and the easier it ultimately becomes to restore your house fully.

When our crew first arrives at your home, and the assessment begins, our estimator and project manager work to catalog the damages for your insurance company. We can compile photographic evidence and documentation of the situation to expedite the approval of damage claims that fund our restoration work to begin right away. During this initial phase, we also work to set up physical and machine containment with the use of hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers to keep soot, ash, debris, and smoke particulates from spreading to new areas of your property.

The physical containment can also prevent foul odors associated with the combustion from spreading throughout your home and affected materials and contents. Some of our team can remove damaged and at-risk items to provide focused cleaning, deodorization, and safe storage until restoration later completes.

Mitigation is an important aspect to fire recovery that should happen immediately. While you might initially become overwhelmed by the effects of a fire, you should work quickly to secure the services of our experienced SERVPRO of Norristown rapid response team. You can reach our professionals anytime by calling (610) 272-8520.

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