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Call Our Experts When You Need Prompt Water Removal in Lower Providence Township

11/18/2019 (Permalink)

a ceiling with water spots all over it Our water damage technicians have years of experience and are certified by the IICRC call us right away to prevent further damage.

Lower Providence Township Food Court Resumes Services after Prompt Commercial

As people sip their coffee and have their mid-morning snacks, it is hard to tell that the Lower Providence Township food court they are in was covered in inches of water the previous night. A joint in a supply pipe gave way, releasing thousands of gallons of water covering almost the entire premises, including the kitchen and seating area.

After assessing the situation, it was clear to the owner that assistance from commercial water removal professionals in Lower Providence Township was the best way to resolve the issue. Our SERVPRO crews understand how crucial it is to restore normal services within a short time after such an incident. In a case like this involving clean water and minimal physical damage to contents and the structure, it is possible to get a positive outcome in a matter of hours.

Of great concern was water intrusion into hard-to-reach areas such as subfloors and wall cavities or absorption by materials that would require elaborate drying procedures. Finding a tiled floor was reassuring to our WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, but we still had to confirm that no water penetrated below the surface. Our SERVPRO crews are usually equipped with different moisture detection tools, including Thermal Cameras and Borescopes, with which we established no presence of water in concealed areas. After confirmation, we still needed to expedite extraction to prevent any further penetration, and our truck-mounted water extractors came in handy.

Even though the water damage may be from a clean source, the premises might end up dirty nevertheless. Dust and light sediments had collected at the areas where water pooled in the food court, so apart from removing the water, there was a need to clean. Our SERVPRO team uses water extractors with a pump, heater, and vacuum function, which help with both extracting and cleaning. We also have rotary floor cleaning equipment.

A water spill at any workplace is highly disruptive. Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 to carry out expedited water removal restoring your establishment to pre-incident conditions, "Like it never even happened."

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We Discuss The Monitoring Process After A Flood In Your Norristown Home

11/17/2019 (Permalink)

frozen pipes after a storm After your pipes freeze, it is best to seek out the professionals.

Flood Water Removal Teams In Norristown Discuss The Monitoring Process

It is about to get cold in Pennsylvania, meaning that your water pipes could freeze inside your Norristown apartment complex. Once pipes freeze and break, you could find your self in need to call in a professional flood water removal company such as SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, and we can quickly mitigate your issue before other bad things take place inside your home.

A pipe freeze can cause several gallons of water to pour into the interior of your building and require flood water removal inside your Norristown apartment unit. Once excessive moisture starts to negatively affect your building materials and contents, much water damage mitigation must get conducted by our SERVPRO professionals. If your moisture-related issues do not get treated promptly, then problems can get worse, and mold can even grow. Mold can cause health effects, but it takes about 48 hours to develop, so we always work to try to return moisture levels to normal to prevent fungal formations.

Once we arrive at your apartment complex, one of the first things we do is extract any liquid water from your unit. When it is in its liquid form, moisture is much easier to remove. Once it has evaporated into the air and soaked into your contents and building materials, the only way to remove it is through applied structural drying or ASD. During this process, we manipulate your indoor environment to speed up the natural drying and evaporation process.

During the ASD phase, we set up a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers that can help quickly dry out your structure after we set them up, we use moisture detection devices and other instruments to monitor the moisture content, temperature, and humidity inside your home. If any of these results prove to be insufficient for rapid ASD, then we can adjust our equipment as necessary. Once our measuring devices indicate that the moisture levels inside your building materials, contents, and indoor atmosphere prove to be returned to what they were before your pipe freeze took place, then we remove our equipment and begin the final cleaning phase.

After your pipes freeze, it is best to seek out the professionals. Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 any time of the day, and we will return your property to its pre-damage state, “Like it never even happened.”

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The Best Way to Remove Fire Damage Odors From Norristown Homes

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

smoke damaged empty living room Smoke odors travel throughout your home. A fire on the second floor of this home caused smoke to permeate the first floor as well.

Fire Odor Removal Procedures Available In Norristown 

After having a fire in Norristown, there is always the possibility of lingering odors. You’ll need access to a company that can address these odors and make them disappear; “Like it never even happened.” At your local SERVPRO, we have qualified Odor Control Technicians (OCT) that are here to make sure you get the attention and results you deserve. 

Fire odor removal in your Norristown home does not need to be complicated. Here, we present a typical scenario that demonstrates how we address odor situations. We find that it often helps our customers to have a better understanding of the amount of work involved in the services our technicians use to remove odors found on their property. 

Proper Inspection provides SERVPRO technicians with the following information – Light Smoke Odor Situations: 

  • Damage only affects a small area.
  • No structural damage present.
  • The area has light or non-visible smoke residue.
  • Moving farther away makes odors less noticeable. 

Your SERVPRO technician now performs a variety of steps to address any fire odors found within this area, including: 

  • Removing the source of odors (if possible) – Avoiding the disposal of debris until authorized to do so.
  • Ventilate the affected area – We have access to air movers and vent box fans.
  • Clean every surface – Using EPA-registered detergent/deodorant solutions on all surfaces.
  • Ventilate the area again – Performing a reassessment to determine if odors remain.
  • Control vapor odors – Technicians apply Instant Odor Counteractant Beads: Cinnamon (#316) or Instant Odor Counteractant Pellets: Fruity (#307) to all floors.
  • Introduce Thermal fog – Using foggers to dispense heavy fog in the source area, with steady reduction as we approach the outer area.
  • Inspection of pockets of odor – Technicians isolate all crawl spaces, spaces above suspended ceilings, and wall cavities and fog them.
  • Inspection of the HVAC system – If your ventilation system was operating during the fire, technicians place cheesecloth over vents to detect smoke contamination.
  • Optional spot odor checks – We always make sure to address phantom odors and reassess areas with you present. 

With everything here in mind, SERVPRO technicians put an impressive amount of effort into removing light smoke odors from your home. Both moderate and heavy smoke odor situations involve a more intense process designed to address areas with a massive amount of damage and contamination. 

Call SERVPRO of Norristown for access to fire cleanup & restoration technicians 24-7, 365, year-round. (610) 272-8520 

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We Can Clean Up After A Water Damage Incident In Lower Providence Township

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

Roof leak caused stain on ceiling “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Up After Water Loss in Lower Providence Township

It's critical to address all aspects of water loss incidents that affect Lower Providence Township homes immediately, though just drying up the damaged areas is rarely the full extent of work to get done. Our SERVPRO professionals understand how widespread damages can become, and that is why we arrive with sophisticated inspection tools to identify areas that might require controlled demolition to reach. Cleaning up after water recovery can be more challenging than it might initially appear.

Water cleanup for Lower Providence Township is much more than just sopping up some water on the floor and spot cleaning; there is an intricate process that goes into making these loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” The faster that our professionals can initially begin water recovery, extraction, and drying efforts, the less taxing that cleaning and similar restorative steps become. The degrees of cleaning vary from job to job, depending on what mitigation tactics got used.

Controlled demolition is a common technique that works in two ways to benefit the water-damaged property. The first is by discarding saturated materials, usually drywall, that has become too severely affected to remain. The removal of these materials provides better access for the premier drying tools like our air movers to reach structural cavities and protect framework and structural elements.

Demolition and the subsequent reconstruction can generate a fair amount of dust, debris, and particulates on their own. We have a full division of cleaning technicians accredited through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in all facets of cleaning, including Carpet Cleaning (CCT), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT), and other restorative niches.

We stay prepared for all of the levels of water loss severity with ready trailers prepared to disembark from our headquarters at first contact with our customers. We can appreciate how quickly water emergencies can get out of control, and how vital cleaning up after these damages can be for your property. Our SERVPRO of Norristown team has a full division of professionals ready to help – give us a call anytime at (610) 272-8520.

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We Are Prepared To Restore Your Lower Providence Township Home 24/7

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

A ceiling with water damage spots due to a leak Moisture in the ceiling was caused by a second-floor plumbing leak. We arrived right away and began restoration.

Water Removal Techniques That Limit Loss in Lower Providence Township Homes

The need to clean up water damage in a home will arrive for most homeowners during their property ownership in one form or another. Malfunctioning appliances, tree limbs growing into pipes gradually blocking sewage from leaving may cause a toilet to back up, and another common reason is a leaking roof or damp basement causing both water loss and encouraging mold growth.

When the need for water removal in a Lower Providence Township home arises, it is best to outsource the task to a professional restoration services company to ensure complete water extraction and drying occurs.

Why SERVPRO?

Before a technician sets foot onto a job site for customers, they have undergone extensive training both in a classroom setting and hands-on scenarios to teach them how to correctly use each piece of restoration equipment and the best practices for limiting loss in every type of home disaster situation. This type of training brings a mindset that restoring rather than have property owners incur costs for replacement of items which in turn saves money.

Specialized Equipment for Water Extraction

Removal of water damage is a crucial element for the complete drying of the loss area. SERVPRO technicians do several passes using different types of equipment such as weighted extractor heads for carpeting, squeegees for tile and wood flooring.

Wood Flooring May Not Be a Loss
Hardwood flooring, even with sealant, has the potential to be highly absorbent and swells and buckles with moisture. Unless the exposure to water occurred for a considerable length of time, it often has restoration potential if the floor receives the correct extraction and drying techniques.

Specialized Drying Techniques After Extraction

To adequately dry a structure and its contents, correct applications need to occur. SERVPRO technicians know that covering hardwood flooring with plastic and concentrating the flow from the air movers in tandem with desiccant dehumidifiers works well because of the low-evaporation nature of hardwood flooring. Drying mats also work on drying most types of flooring rapidly after detailed water extraction efforts.

SERVPRO of Norristown is ready to perform fast water removal in local homes 24/7 by calling (610) 272-8520. The certified technicians have the extensive array of cleanup equipment and restoration knowledge to the water loss in the house. "Like it never even happened."

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How to Handle Flood Damage in Your Norristown Home

9/24/2019 (Permalink)

A home with damage to the roof. SERVPRO knows exactly what to do for your Norristown flood damaged home.

Let us walk you through every single step to take for your Norristown flood damage.

Floods can cause severe damage to a home. Even a few inches of standing water can have devastating effects on the walls, floors, carpets, and drywall of your home. Therefore, it is essential to learn how to mitigate the destruction that flooding causes.

When dealing with flood damage in your Norristown residence, you need to secure your family. With floodwaters carrying bacteria and debris that could cause harm, ensure everyone in your house is safe. After that, do the following:

  •       Gather essential documents

Documents like personal identification, flood insurance policies, and pictures of your damaged home can come in handy during this time. You want to make an insurance claim quickly and receive compensation. Without these documents, you could end up paying for restoration services with your emergency cash.

  •       File a claim

An insurance adjuster can evaluate the loss and help the insurance company decide how much to compensate you. It can take a while before an insurance company processes your claim. Be prepared to incur costs for removing water, drying the affected areas and other repairs. 

  •       Begin the restoration process

At SERVPRO, we advise homeowners to start the restoration process because water destroys a home with every minute that passes by. 

Our Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) respond to flooding disasters quickly. We have sophisticated portable extractors that can remove the standing water in different surfaces of your home to speed up drying. We can also clean up the contaminated areas before we start restorative drying. Our restorers also provide humidity control in contaminated areas to reduce potential secondary destruction, moisture migration, and microbial amplification. This involves setting up and turning on dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity within the affected areas.

Our SERVPRO technicians can also create a drying zone in your home. A drying zone is an area where we control the airflow, humidity, and temperature to expedite the drying of damp materials. We focus our drying efforts on the drying zone. We can group several adjacent rooms into one drying zone. 

When in need of flood mitigation services, contact SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520. We can help you restore your home to its preloss state. We also offer our services in Lower Providence Township, East Norriton and West Norriton. 

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How SERVPRO Remediates Commercial Water Damage in Providence

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

man sitting in chair and working on laptop in water covered room SERVPRO has the equipment and expertise to reduce the amount of downtime with commercial water damage. Call us today!

Commercial Water Damage Lower Providence Town

For commercial business properties, downtime is always one of the most critical elements to consider. When there is water damage, business owners want to understand how long business operations are going to be on hold? What is going to happen to all of the business content? How is it going to be moved? Where are these items going to be stored and when can their building be re ready to resume operation?

SERVPRO is very experienced in dealing with commercial water damage events in Lower Providence Township. We understand the urgency for businesses to recover from water damage situations and resume normal operations. Our crew chief evaluates every scenario and proposes solutions that can efficiently get the job done. Everything is discussed with the owner beforehand.

Cleaning and Staging

Where possible, every water damaged item is cleaned and dried before being moved. In many situations, contents are moved to initial staging areas for cleaning and drying. Once this step is complete, we move all of the contents to a final staging area for storage. SERVPRO would prefer all contents to be stored on-site in a dry area. On-site storage minimizes moving items multiple times. Tracking and record keeping is also efficient.

Tracking

Our technicians inventory all items before being moved. The condition is noted and also where the item is stored. Records are updated with the latest location, once the item is cleaned and dried. There are several reasons for this detailed tracking.

SERVPRO understands that insurance companies require information about all damages and efforts required to complete the job. Owners also require retrieval of various items from time to time as the job progresses. Accurate tracking and record-keeping enable these items to be sorted for the owner as needed.

We track and account for all removed items from the structure. SERVPRO must also provide insurance coverage for all items staged or moved to temporary areas.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Trooper, Evansburg, Audubon, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Our Skilled Crew Is Ready To Respond To Your Emergency In Norristown

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

living room interior with a comfy couch, paintings and shelves “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO After A Disaster In Your Norristown Property

With decades of expertise in the industry under our belts, we can offer Norristown homes and businesses a thorough and satisfactory result when disasters strike. Customer service is essential to us, and we treat every new project as though we were working on our own homes. We have a growing team of specialists encompassing every niche of recovery, including water, fire, mold, storm, and even biohazardous threats. With our experienced contracting division, we can offer a seamless transition between mitigation and renovation or repair depending on the needs of your household amid the restoration process.

Fire
Each of the team members that make up the fire recovery division of our SERVPRO brand undergoes extensive training and education to obtain their Fire & Smoke Restoration accreditation from the Insitute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) To better protect Norristown homes and businesses, we encourage our professionals to continue pursuing new educational opportunities, including in-house coursework and online certifications to become valuable assets to every customer with every emergency that they might endure.

We have decades of hands-on experience, helping us to quickly identify all the present fire damage threats in Norristown properties and the ideal approaches to overcome them. Mitigating your loss, regardless of the severity of the incident, is a priority of our team. It is our mission to complete restoration tasks as quickly as possible and to limit out of pocket expenses for our clients – even when we are working more heavily with a home insurance provider.

Our professionals have a large inventory of recovery tools that can help to address every single threat that your Norristown property faces after a fire gets extinguished. We can clean soot and smoke residues, deodorize your household, filter carcinogens and particulates from the air, and protect damaged or at-risk contents. No matter what you need, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Storm
Storm relief for our SERVPRO of Norristown team means much more than just addressing the effects that can result from breaches in your home’s defenses. We want to address these concerns at the heart of the issue, and that is why our contracting division rolls out with our mitigation specialists at the first sign of a storm damage emergency. These professionals have more than 80 years of combined experience in the building trades, and that means that much more can get accomplished with their presence than simple repairs and temporary solutions.

From the time that our storm response team first arrives, we begin to assess both structural damages and the needs of the inside of your Norristown house. Our contractors can board up and tarp vulnerable areas of the roof, broken windows, and other breaches to the exterior of your property, allowing water flow or other threats inside the home. This fast response, even amid a harrowing storm system, can protect your property from even more widespread and compromising flooding.

Addressing standing water in your home is a common concern when storm damage compromises Norristown construction. We have a full inventory of unique and powerful mitigation tools like gas and electric-powered extractors as well as hundreds of air movers and dehumidifiers to make short work of thoroughly drying the property once temporary construction solutions have gotten installed.

Water
Every water loss incident is another chance for our SERVPRO team to showcase our fast response and expertise in the restoration industry. We know there is a finite timeline for water recovery, and the longer that Norristown properties go without mitigation and recovery efforts, the worse these damages can become. That is why so many of our team members have pursued the educational requirements and training to obtain Water Restoration Technician (WRT) accreditation through the IICRC. Many of these same professionals also pursue related training and endorsements through this same firm, including Applied Mold Remediation (AMRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Commercial Drying (CDS), and Odor Control (OCT.)

Much of our water restoration success can get attributed to our devotion to having the leading industry tools and machines to address extraction, drying, and cleaning your Norristown property after a water loss incident. We have multiple levels of recovery tools, allowing us to customize our approach depending on where the damage exists, its severity, and what materials or contents might also have become affected.

With our fast response, we can often reduce the possibility of water damage in Norristown homes, turning into harmful secondary effects like mold growth. The faster that we can remove standing water and drop moisture and humidity levels below the established baseline, the better able our team is to prevent microbial threats from settling into surfaces and contents.

Mold
While we work to address the full recovery of water loss incidents with a fast and confident response, mold damage in Norristown homes is not always easily avoided. While in some situations this develops from recent water emergencies and their lingering effects, the situation can also stem from elevated humidity and moisture levels attributed to changing atmospheric conditions and the ventilation in specific areas of your property.

The presence of a microbial threat can often get seen most easily on surfaces like drywall or get identified by a harsh and noxious musty odor. When you are not sure if mold colonies exist, and you need peace of mind, our SERVPRO professionals can offer a thorough inspection of the property. If we cannot discover mold growth with our detection instruments, we can send of environmental samples from your Norristown residence to analyze spore concentration.

We understand how delicate some of the properties are in our area, many of which have historical significance. We utilize abrasive cleaning techniques to remove present colonies without damaging the material substrate. Protecting installed materials is our goal, and this can save Norristown homeowners time and money as well.

As stressful and challenging as emergencies and disasters can be, we have become a trusted name in our communities to lend our experience and equipment to help. You can count on our SERVPRO of Norristown professionals to make all loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Give our technicians a call anytime at (610) 272-8520.

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You Need to Contact Our Specialists if Your Norristown Home Has Experienced a Fire

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

White bedroom with white walls. If fire damage happens to your bedroom don't try and clean it up alone. Call SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Fire Damage in Norristown Bedroom Needs Fast Cleanup

After fire damage happens in a home, all you want to do is get past it and get life back to normal. That cannot occur until the removal of charred items, and smoke odors happen; otherwise, any reconstruction done to the room could emanate residual odors. 

When SERVPRO handled fire damage cleanup in a Norristown bedroom caused by an electrical fire, there were numerous challenges our technicians faced to get the room restored and ready for reconstruction. 

  • Since hot air expands, this action drives soot deeply into porous objects 
  • Paint on the walls has the potential to harbor odor-causing soot sometimes requiring sealing before repainting
  • Depending on the type of residue, dry and wet smoke need different cleaning methods for the best outcome

Due to the nature of the fire caused by an overheated plug, and the subsequent lack of electricity in the home, we brought our own generators to power our equipment. There was a limited amount of water to extract left behind by the fire department when they extinguished the fire, but it did little additional damage. Our moisture detection equipment confirmed no excessive moisture remained after extraction and drying.

We cut away the charred sheetrock and removed the bed. However, the property owner was thrilled to learn our technicians felt his vintage solid iron bed held restoration potential through our proprietary cleaning methods. Much of the bedroom was a fire loss, and everything from the charred carpet to the burned curtains required disposal. 

Although the fire did not affect the clothes in the closet, we recommended the homeowner have them professionally dry cleaned and removed other items for cleaning and disinfection outside of the job site. Then we performed odor treatment applications to ensure the rebuilding of the bedroom occurred; no residual reminders of the fire remained.

SERVPRO of Norristown is ready 24/7 to help local property owners with fire damage cleanup and restoration. Call us at (610) 272-8520, and we arrive within an hour because We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Lower Providence Township Homes Benefit from SERVPRO's Inventory of Heavy Duty Equipment

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO GREEN VAN Parked at the Plymouth Ambulance Station Why Not SERVPRO for Emergency Water Removal? Your Local First Responders Do in Plymouth and Lower Providence Township!

SERVPRO Extraction for Lower Providence Township Homes

Understanding how specific tools and practices come into effect for restoring water damage to Lower Providence Township homes involves the severity of the situation and the areas of the properties affected. We have a full inventory of the industry’s leading equipment, allowing us to confidently and thoroughly manage even complex and widespread standing water concerns. As with all significant water loss issues, our professionals must address extraction first.

Regarding water removal in Lower Providence Township homes, there are many options available to our qualified SERVPRO team. Choosing among these options falls to the discretion of our field technicians assessing the damage and determining the best approach to mitigate loss and begin the road to fully recovering the property. Understanding the levels of the equipment that you could see can help to preemptively put the minds of our customers at ease when water loss incidents occur in their residence.
 
-      Wet-Vacs with Extraction Wands
-      Portable Electric Submersible Pumps
-      Weighted Extraction Equipment
-      Engine-Driven, Gas-Powered Trash Pumps
-      Shaft-Driven, Truck-Mount Extractor
 
It is challenging to address standing water in your home without at least one of these advanced tools. Our SERVPRO professionals have seen the damage that even a small volume of water can do, and prioritize extraction and water removal as soon as our professionals arrive. The focus on mitigation is a system that ultimately saves our customers time and money.
 
Water loss incidents are notorious for affecting other utility services within the house, such as electric. Breaches in the plumbing can short the electrical system, making it challenging to utilize powered tools and machines like our portable pumps and wet-vacs. We have trailered generators that can provide electricity for all of the areas of the home, but serves as a hub to power extraction tools and rapid drying solutions. Small jump boxes help to distribute electricity generated by our units evenly and safely to the various devices.
 
Our team is a wise choice when disaster strikes because we arrive with the full measure of our powerful inventory of recovery tools and machines. You can depend on the fast response and the expertise of our SERVPRO of Norristown water restoration professionals to make loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Call anytime at (610) 272-8520.