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Is Water Damage Being Stored in Norristown Storage Facilities

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

Shelving units in storage room A little water and humidity can damage items in storage units. Call SERVPRO for Fast and Effective Remediation

Commercial Water Damage Norristown – Flooded Floors

Heavy rains can cause water to accumulate inside buildings in situations where there is improper drainage. A storage facility with a variety of products stored on the floor to ceiling shelving may only have an inch or so of water on the cement floors. However, if the not quickly clearing the water and lowering the humidity, the packaging and the products can be damaged even though water did not touch the packaging.

SERVPRO provides commercial water damage recovery services to Norristown and surrounding areas. Fast action in situations where water is covering the floor can significantly limit the damage to the structure as well as products. Our teams are available on a 24 / 7 basis and can usually be on-site in less than four hours. Removing standing water and lowering the humidity is a high priority for our teams to protect your products and limit the downtime for your company.

Storage Facilities Present Unique Challenges

We remove standing water with water extractors. It is essential to check for remaining moisture pockets under shelving, desks, and cabinets. Eliminating these moisture pockets and reducing the overall humidity in the building is essential. We deploy large air movers to circulate air within the building to absorb moisture. We use truck-mounted dehumidification machines. External truck-mounted air movers are used to extract moist air from the building and replace it with dry outside air.

Paper products or packaging immersed in the water may have absorbed moisture. Typically, these are products on the bottom shelves of floor to ceiling shelving. SERVPRO checks and removes all potentially damaged packaging. We inventory each item while removing it to provide a record for insurance claims and inventory control.

Since floor to ceiling shelving is challenging to remove, SERVPRO deploys specialized air movers to direct air under the bottom shelves. We adapt our solutions to fit your environment so that you can return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Wetherills Corner, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Flood Damage In Norristown

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

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Creeks and Rivers Flood In Norristown

Creeks and rivers can reach flood stage, sometimes in minutes, leaving little time to prepare. Homeowners can move personal belongings to higher floors and make sure their families are safe if given enough warning. Basements and even the first floor of a home can fill with water that is contaminated, carrying mud, debris, animal feces, and chemicals, leaving a potentially toxic mess.

SERVPRO of Norristown has lots of experience dealing with flood damage in Norristown and surrounding areas. Our team members are trained to deal with microbial infestations, flood damage, mold, and structural drying. For more significant damage events, we can also call on partner franchises to assist in providing equipment and staff. We are available on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week basis. Our teams are usually onsite within four hours of your call to begin the process of restoring your home.

Decontamination and Drying Structures
Once the flooding has subsided, SERVPRO can deploy sump pumps and water extractors to remove water from basements and crawl spaces. Next, we can remove all of the debris that may have entered the home. We evaluate which items can be saved by decontamination and cleaning and those that cannot. Usually, we can save hard surface items.

SERVPRO can review the steps that must be considered to properly dry your home and remove any chance of mold growth or harm from contaminated material. We work closely with the client and their insurance adjuster to arrive at a cleaning plan to restore your home to its original condition.

In many situations, we must remove carpets and underpadding. We make flood cuts on all walls to a point above the waterline. Drywall exposed to water usually cannot be saved. Also, we need access to the studs inside the wall to remove all moisture and properly dry the structure. While the damage from a flood may seem extensive, our experience has shown that it is better for your health and that of your family to remove all contaminated elements, properly clean and dry your home.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Bethel Hill, Wetherills Corner, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Water Damage in Your Norristown Home? Now What! Call SERVPRO!

2/25/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO showstopper display at a tradeshow SERVPRO Gets the Word Out--We Mitigate Water Damage in Norristown Area Properties--Both Big and Small!

Norristown Residents Can Experience a Water Loss to Their Property

As a homeowner, you are proud to call Norristown home. You have created a life here, with a whole host of family and friends. One of your main goals has always been homeownership, and you reached that goal. But what do you do if your home goes through a mishap, such as water damage? Whom do you call? You call your local SERVPRO!

There are many people who are very surprised at how easy it is for your Norristown home to experience water damage. Try this unexpected scenario for your Norristown home on for size: say that you are enjoying your above-ground backyard swimming pool, and then a tree falls on it, causing the pool to collapse, flooding the ground. The water cascades like a waterfall down into your open basement window, flooding your basement, and now you need help fast.

One of the main advantages of hiring us for your Norristown water restoration project is because of all of the excellent personal equipment we have. For example, we have top-notch dehumidifiers that assist us in effectively drying out your space. A dehumidifier can assist us by pulling water vapor from the air and running it across the coils of the machine. The condensed liquid, contained in a bucket or channeled to a drain, decreases moisture and helps prevent secondary water damage. This removal decreases that typical "musty" smell that many water-damaged areas can suffer.

We also have several monitoring devices for use in your Norristown home. We use this equipment to map water in "hidden" places so that we are better able to restore your home fully. When you couple this with the latest in air scrubbing technology and drying mats, you can see why we are fully confident we can restore your water damaged area, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Norristown is available 24/7 to help our neighbors in need. Call us today at (610) 272-8520.

We Act Fast In Lower Providence Township After A Fire

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

A stovetop in a kitchen covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire We have the training, experience, and equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition after a fire. We are available day or night.

What Happens to Your Fire Damaged Possessions in Lower Providence Township

Having a small kitchen fire may not cause much structural damage, but can create an issue with the strong malodor of smoke. It is not always as easy as pulling out your clothes and washing them to remove the offensive smells.

Fire damage in Lower Providence also means smoke damage. Dealing with smoke often means that you need to remove some or all of the contents within the home and clean them offsite while SERVPRO technicians clean the house using specialized techniques, equipment, and products. When technicians first remove the contents of your home, it can be slightly unnerving to see your things taken away. However, there is a careful process to ensure everything comes back to you cleaned and smoke-free.

During the move-out of your items, SERVPRO fire damage restorers label each piece that remains tagged throughout the entire cleaning process. Technicians bring the items to a secured storage location and place them into an initial staging area where they inventory them and group them by condition and type of items. Common categories are rush items that need to go back to the owner quickly, wet items, large and upholstered items requiring more than one person to care for them, boxed items, and assessment items that require specialized assessment by specialty restorers. Anything contaminated by mold growth or other contaminants is separated to prevent cross-contamination.

There are designated cleaning areas, including the cleaning room, which includes professional cleaning products, good lighting, sinks, and 36-inch tables acting as a clean work surface. Within the cleaning room, there is often a fluff and fold area for laundry. There is also an ultrasonic cleaning room to allow specialized cleaning though ultrasonic machines that agitate items to clean them. There is also an upholstery cleaning area requiring ventilation and clear space, allowing for overspray and wet flooring. Technicians hang rugs here to dry on a rug storage rack.

Technicians clean each item carefully using SERVPRO cleaning guidelines and products. If smoke odors remain after the contents are cleaned, technicians deodorize them further. Ozone is one great way to attack strong smoke odors. They also set up scheduling with specialty restorers such as dry cleaners, furniture refinishers, and document restorers. After restorers finish cleaning and deodorizing, they return the items to the home as long as the house is also clean and deodorized.

For 24/7 assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520.

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Here is What You Should Do for Your Commercial Water Damage Situation in Norristown

2/16/2020 (Permalink)

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Commercial Water Removal Norristown – Emergency Response Planning

Most business owners do not have an emergency response plan. Not even the necessary information about whom to call in an emergency, where are the main shut off points for water, power, and gas? What should you and your employees do if the water is leaking from a broken pipe and flooding the building? Where is the main shut off and who has the key if the valve is in a locked room?

SERVPRO provides commercial water removal services to Norristown and the surrounding areas. We can respond in less than four hours on a 24 /7 basis to assist your company deal with water emergencies of all types. When we arrive at your building, it is beneficial to meet with the person in charge who has access to the building and knows where the main shutoff is for the water main, electricity, and gas if needed. This information saves valuable time. Delays may cause the amount of water damage to increase significantly.

SERVPRO's Emergency READY Profile Plan

Time is always essential whenever there is an emergency. When there is water damage, the longer the leak continues, the more damage the water can do to your building, machines, raw materials inventory, and finished goods. Also, recovery time can increase, and your business sales, revenue, fulfillment, and customer service are significantly impacted. Many business owners never recover financially after a long period recovering from an emergency water damage event.

Our SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile Plan can help to minimize the downtime after a water damage event. Customers can begin by developing a profile that puts critical information at your fingertips. During a disaster, this information is readily available and can be passed along to your SERVPRO partner to enable our response to be that much faster. Primary contact, primary areas, shutoff locations, decision-makers, and more readily available can make a huge difference in recovery time.

Feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our SERVPRO SMR sales and marketing reps to discuss developing an Emergency READY Profile Plan to be ready for any disaster.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Wills Corner, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Flash Floods Can Damage Your Norristown Home

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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Heavy Downpours Cause Flash Floods in Norristown

Heavy downpours place lots of pressure on storm drains, streets, and homes. The water accumulates so quickly that the storm drains cannot handle the volume and the water backs up into streets, parking lots and basements. Within hours the water from a torrential downpour may have dissipated, however, the damage remains.

SERVPRO responds to flood damage in Norristown and surrounding areas immediately. Often our clients are distraught. Their homes and contents are a soggy mess. There may be contamination in the water, and often there is concern about diseases in addition to wondering how their families can ever recover from the damage.

Removing the Water
With basements flooded and the electricity off, SERVPRO can deploy truck-mounted pumps as well as submersible pumps to remove the water. If raw sewage has bubbled up through drains or was washed into the home by the floodwaters, we may need to pump the liquid into storage tanks for later disposal. We can also provide secondary power from generators brought to your home to run our equipment and also provide power to areas of the home requiring emergency power.

Once we have removed all of the water, we can investigate the damage and ensure the space is safe to enter. Electrical connections and the level of contamination of your home may represent a safety issue. In many cases, we cannot restore porous items. We can dispose of these items. We endeavor to clean as many items as possible.

With the owner's permission, SERVPRO can set up a staging area for our equipment. We also use this same area to store items that have been recovered from the flooded area and can be cleaned. Once contents are cleaned and dried, we move everything to a second staging area for storage until your home has been fully restored.

SERVPRO can help manage all of the flood damage restoration and recovery of your home after a flood. Our highly trained technicians provide decontamination, cleaning, and drying of the contents and the structure.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Bethel Hill, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Importance of Removing Moisture

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

Mold under wallpaper Norristown your water damage needs SERVPRO’s tools and reliability.

Why SERVPRO for Water and Mold Removal in Norristown

Water can enter your home at the most inopportune times. Whether it is an overflowing sink, a leaky pipe or even a leak through a window after a heavy rain, there is never a good time. Water and moisture on your floors or in your walls can do a lot of damage, especially if it is undetected, and mold has an opportunity to grow threatening the health of your family or employees.

SERVPRO provides water removal cleanup and restoration services to Norristown and the surrounding areas. We can respond in less than four hours and focus on restoring your home or business, "Like it never even happened." We provide advanced restoration and cleaning, utilizing state of the art equipment. Our team of professional technicians has extensive training in restoration services, including AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician, and CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician.

Managing Mold from Water Leaks

Even a small water leak in a wall or under the dishwasher that goes undetected for several days can cause a great deal of damage. In the right conditions, e.g., moisture, warmth, and food source, mold can develop into a significant infestation in no time at all. Mold spores are in the air everywhere; however, once a high concentration of mold develops, the spores can cause health effects for many people.

SERVPRO has the experience and the detection equipment to expose water leaks and mold infestations to remove these areas. We can provide advice regarding whether a space can be cleaned or the removal of portions of the structure is needed. Drywall, flooring materials are excellent food sources for mold to grow in the right conditions. If you or someone in your family suspect a water leak, don't hesitate, call us for help before further damage occurs.

We also provide fire, storm, and cleaning restoration building services in our service area, in addition to water damage restoration.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, Wetherills Corner, and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Proudly Serve Lower Providence Township After A Fire Disaster

1/14/2020 (Permalink)

A family room covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire This house fire required professionals and they called our experts right away to restore their home from smoke odors and stains.

Fire Damage Lower Providence Township – Vacating a Structure After a Fire

After a fire, many consumers chose to vacate their homes while the restoration is underway. The odor of smoke may be pervasive in the home. The structure may be damaged. The home may be unsafe for the clients to live in the house. Consumers may find accommodation in local hotels, with friends, or rent a second property until able to return to their homes.

SERVPRO has been restoring homes after fire damage events in Lower Providence Township for many years. Our teams have experience with clients who choose to stay in their homes after a fire or decide to move out. We follow standard precautions to ensure your home is safe and secure while the restoration is underway.

Secure the Building

Boarding up the window and door openings prevent rain and snow from entering the home. Boarding up a home also prevents an intrusion by outsiders while the house is being repaired. We ensure that heavy-duty plywood sheets are used and securely attached to the openings to avoid removal.

SERVPRO also evaluates the structure for loss of integrity or stability. Floor joists and roof trusses are examined and supported if needed. Electrical circuits are verified, and the electricity turned on to enable heating the home, especially in the winter. The water pipes may need to be drained in the winter until the heating system is operational to prevent frozen water pipes.

Minimizing the Damage

In situations where the electricity must remain turned off, all recoverable food items must be removed from the fridge and freezers to prevent damage from food spoilage.

Residues from fire damage can corrode surfaces or discolor many interior items. SERVPRO can wipe down surfaces, including metal, plastic, furniture, fiberglass, faucets, door hardware, lamps, and countertops, to prevent corrosion. We can spray a light coating of lubricant to retard further corrosion until the restoration process can begin in earnest.

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

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Did You Know that SERVPRO has Standardized Procedures for Water Removal in Lower Township?

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO's Standardized Water Removal Procedures Help Lower Providence Township Homes Recover Faster

Many things can go wrong after a water spill happens in your home in Lower Providence Township. The spilled water might take longer than expected to remove, or the drying procedures used might cause unnecessary damages to construction materials. A professional team with sufficient experience like SERVPRO can manage the process better because we have standardized procedures for such removal.

It might be hard to imagine standardized water removal in Lower Providence Township since every case of water loss is unique. However, the extensive collective experience at SERVPRO ensures we know the factors that remain constant despite the uniqueness of every loss site. Using proprietary software such as DryBook, our technicians establish the number and types of equipment necessary for a loss site by merely entering project information such as the dimensions of the affected area or the time since the spill.

A wide range of materials helps manage water loss sites. These might include:

  • Pumps and water extractors
  • Drying equipment
  • Trash Receptors
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Engineering control materials
  • Elevated access equipment such as ladders

However, we only use the equipment needed for each job. Therefore, bringing all equipment to a loss site only increases the workload of packing and unpacking, which can delay the actual work. By bringing only the necessary equipment to the loss site, it is possible to focus on the removal.

Restoring water loss is a multistage process. After extracting the standing water, there is a need to dry excess moisture and carry out any necessary final changes such as deodorizing or replacing damaged materials or refinishing surfaces since water can cause the paint to chip or leave stains. We prepare our SERVPRO technicians to perform all these actions right from the beginning of the restoration rather than reacting to developing situations. Apart from guaranteeing better outcomes, such preparation can also help prevent some adverse outcomes such as mold developing due to inadequate humidity control.

Water loss incidents present many challenges, but a standardized response can restore preloss conditions faster. Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Water Cleanup In Norristown

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup Norristown – Saving Furniture From Damage

Most furniture does not do well when exposed to water from leaking pipes or overflowing sinks. Since furniture usually has a wood frame, the wood may swell and crack, and glues may break down, causing joints to separate. Fabrics may show spots from water contact, and some of the colorings may bleed out of fabrics causing further staining.

Whenever water cleanup is required in Norristown or surrounding areas, SERVPRO reacts quickly to our customer's calls for help. We understand that a fast response can limit the amount of damage to furniture and fabrics, as well as flooring. Clients, whenever possible, should also remove wet fabrics and place furniture on blocks to help control the staining of floorings such as carpets and hardwoods.

Special Care When Drying Upholstery
SERVPRO water restoration technicians receive advanced training regarding drying upholstery. We treat all furniture stains. SERVPRO extracts water and moisture using special upholstery tools designed to reach into crevices to remove all moisture. Special attention is given to buttons and zippers to dry these items and avoid future rust and discoloration. We may use wax paper to protect the zipper from the fabric to avoid the transfer of rust. Cushions can be tented, and air movers positioned to blow air over and under the cushions to maximize drying effectiveness.

Restoration vs. Replacement
There are situations where the cost of restoration may approach the cost of replacing a piece of furniture. Older items that are damaged by water due to glue separation sometimes cannot be restored. Furniture that contains particle board, which has swelled due to moisture absorption, loses strength and rigidity. These items cannot usually be restored and must be replaced.

SERVPRO technicians always review these issues with the customer before drying and restoration activities beginning. Insurance adjusters may also require documentation to support restoration decisions based on the overall cost.

Call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Lower Providence Township, West Norriton, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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