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Professional Extraction Tools for Lower Providence Township Homes

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Professional Extraction Tools for Lower Providence Township Homes The SERVPRO of Norristown highly trained team ready to make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's Water Damage Restoration Equipment

It can often be overwhelming to not only contend with substantial water loss incidents in a Lower Providence Township home but to understand all of the steps involved in returning your property to its original condition. As tempting as it might be to choose a DIY approach for these situations, there are many instances in which saturation and present moisture can get overlooked leading to more substantial issues after only a few short days. Additionally, professional outfits like our SERVPRO team have state-of-the-art equipment for aspects of restoration like extraction and drying, which can save customers money in many situations.

The useful tools available to our professionals can help to ensure efficient water removal for Lower Providence Township homes. While some of these options might be available to purchase or rent from home improvement and hardware locations throughout the area, most homeowners lack the experience and training to use these tools to their full capabilities. This can increase both the potential for further damage and the length of time recovery takes.

Our SERVPRO professionals utilize many powerful machines to address standing water and heavy saturation during water loss incidents. The units selected depend on the severity of the situation and can include equipment such as:

  • Wet-Vacs – While many homeowners have wet/dry vacs for specific areas of their home, our team has powerful portable units fitted with extraction wands to access difficult to reach areas.
  • Portable Pumps – Submersible pumps help to manage standing water in specific areas of the property quickly, and run on electricity. We can provide temporary power in situations where water loss has compromised electrical service.
  • Extractor Truck – The Green Fleet can arrive in substantial loss incidents with our extractor trucks. These vehicles can remove water at 300 psi, and these shaft-driven options are ideal for widespread threats.

There are multiple options for water removal that help our professionals to be efficient and productive beginning immediately upon our arrival. You can count on this experienced response of our SERVPRO of Norristown team 24-hours a day by calling (610) 272-8520.

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Let the Professionals Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Norristown Home

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Let the Professionals Handle Flood Damage Remediation in Your Norristown Home Don't let flood damage get you down. Call the professionals in remediation at SERVPRO today.

Professional Flood Damage Restoration For Norristown Homes

Flooding is a regular concern for Norristown residents. With the Schuylkill River making up the town’s entire Southwestern border, outside water intrusions are a real threat whenever the weather threatens to cause the river to crest its banks or drops water faster than the storm drains can remove it. 

To eliminate Norristown flood damage, SERVPRO response teams remove water, clean or replace affected property, and dry out the home. Technicians break these processes down into key steps that can sometimes overlap to return each home to its owners as quickly as possible. 

Water Removal 

  • Draw out the majority of the water with commercial grade pumps. Restoration teams can complete this step, usually in only one or two days.
  • Remove the remaining water using smaller extractors that pull water off concrete floors, and draw it out of carpets and from between wood floorboards without causing secondary damage. They direct all water into the nearest sewer access point.

Clean or Replace 

  • SERVPRO technicians spray the water surface before starting other tasks to eliminate the health risk from the soil and other contaminants.
  • Remove all affected property to a clean area of the home or to another location to extract the flood water and clean each item using one of our commercial cleaners with an anti-bacterial agent. That also includes affected floors and walls.
  • Dispose of all items to contaminated or otherwise damaged for repair. Technicians take careful note of all items before cleaning or disposal to make certain the customer’s insurance company covers all actions.  

Dry The Home 

  • Team members install fans to increase air circulation as others finish work with the extractors. Improved circulation removes damp air in the home and increases the natural rate of evaporation.
  • Technicians also install air movers at key points to speed up drying. By directing the airflow, they can force moisture out of wood floors and drywall panels and into the air where it evaporates or is pulled out of the home by the fans.

For SERVPRO of Norristown, our goal is to return every home here and in Lower Province Township, East Norriton, and West Norriton to its owners in a dry and clean condition. If you have had even a small amount of flooding, contact our office today at (610) 272-8520 to begin the restoration process. We are here for you.  

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We Are Available 24/7 For Your Lower Providence Water Removal Services

7/21/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage We Are Available 24/7 For Your Lower Providence Water Removal Services The leak in this house caused moisture in the ceiling surrounding an electrical outlet. They relied on our professionals right away.

The equipment for Efficient Water Removal for Lower Providence Residents

A homeowner can come home after a weekend away to find their home flooded in ankle deep water. These situations are caused by a myriad of differences that may be no fault of your own. A weekend of heavy rainfall, for example, or an aging water pipe finally giving out. As water levels rise, they put increasing pressure on floors, ceilings, and infrastructure. Over time that pressure tells, causing permanent damages and requiring expensive reconstruction.

Residents can reach out to us for emergency water removal in Lower Providence. SERVPRO has access to national resources and can mobilize the necessary equipment efficiently. Our emergency out of hours service means we can arrange for an on-call technician to be sent to your property depending on the scale and severity of your situation. However, all residents have access to our twenty four hour phone line in times of need.

Excessive waterlogging and rising standing water levels are industrial problems that require industrial scale equipment. One of the prime pieces of equipment SERVPRO mobilize in this type of situation is extractors. These machinery use three aspects- a heating element, vacuum element, and pump- to remove excess quantities of water. Portable units allow access to restricted areas and can carry up to twelve gallons of water before needing emptying. Truck-mounted extractors have storage tanks over one hundred gallons.

These equipment are SERVPRO technicians first offensive against waterlogging. Since the design of extractors is geared toward residential or office water removal and restoration, they are also effective at cleaning carpets or upholstery- which is up to 50% weaker when wet. Some robust carpets benefit from heavier extractors, which help to squeeze the moisture out of them during the removal process. Although extractors are the first port of call, where there are significant amounts of standing water, above two inches, submersible gas pumps can be more efficient- pumping out limitless amounts of water from a property into a nearby open sewer point.

The impact of flooding or waterlogging goes beyond the remit of DIY property damages, contact SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520.

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Our Experts Will Clean, Repair, And Restore Your Fire Damaged East Norriton Home

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Experts Will Clean, Repair, And Restore Your Fire Damaged East Norriton Home If you are dealing with the effects of a fire, contact us today to start the process to return your home to its pre-fire condition.

Cleaning And Remediating Fire Damage In East Norriton

With the only body of water nearby the Schuylkill River, East Norriton residents are far more concerned over fires than flooding or any other disaster that might strike their homes. Cleaning up the damage afterward takes a professional service with trained personnel and the right equipment.

The key to remediate fire damage in East Norriton homes is a quick response. SERVPRO maintains a 24/7 operation and can respond within hours or even minutes after that first call. Each response team member is a certified Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT) who can swiftly assess the situation and start the cleaning process.

First, the FSRT team removes everything from the affected parts of the home. If the property is restorable, it is set aside for team members to clean. For all property too damaged for restoration, they dispose of immediately. These actions clear the home of odor sources and make it easier to inspect the residence for further actions.

Next, SERVPRO teams divide to restore the personal and structural property of the home. Each group has access to a large inventory of cleaners and tools to restore everything from stained drywall and carpets to upholstered furniture and glass windows that survived the heat.

FSRTs start by wiping down all surfaces with dry sponges to remove the top residue layers left by the smoke and soot. If any particles remain, they repeat the action with a cleaning agent as needed. For thicker layers, teams also have access to specially designed vacuums with HEPA filters that catch and remove every bit of residue.

For surfaces like wall framing that absorbed residues and also suffered minor physical damage, technicians use hand or powered sanders. They carefully remove the layers of wood to dig out the residue particles and use more cleaning agents until they risk compromising the structural integrity and have to replace the affected section.

SERVPRO of Norristown is proud to serve our neighbors and the surrounding communities of Lower Providence Township, Trooper, and West Norriton. If you are dealing with the effects of a fire, contact us today at (610) 272-8520 to schedule a service call and start the process to return your home to its pre-fire condition.

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What You Should Do When Flood Waters Enter Your Norristown Home

6/26/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What You Should Do When Flood Waters Enter Your Norristown Home When the storm water enters your home,call SERVPRO of Norristown for complete water damage restoration.

Who To Call When Your Norristown Home Experiences Flood Damage

Storms in Norristown can bring torrential rains that may cause dams to overflow or break. Resulting flash floods can be hazardous and may even require residents to evacuate their homes. Sadly, many of those who evacuate during heavy storms come back to find their house half underwater. Should your home become flooded, contact professionals who can remove the water and mitigate as much of the damage as possible.  

SERVPRO technicians have experience when it comes to flood damage in Norristown houses. We work efficiently to mitigate as much damage as possible to your home's interior and structure. Our crews of water damage restoration technicians (WRT) can arrive at your property in a matter of hours and can remove the standing flood waters with the assistance of industrial grade wet vacs and truck mounted pumps. We can use moisture meters to establish baseline moisture measurements and determine our drying goals.  

After long-term submersion, water can seep through hardwood lacquer, causing the wood itself to crack and lose its structural integrity. To prevent this, professionals from SERVPRO can deploy drying mats to speed up the drying process of the wood.  

Flood waters often consist of Category 3 black water which contains debris, dirt, and bacteria. Cat 3 water soils absorbent materials such as upholstery, creating health hazards for homeowners. Our crews are certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and can strip and dispose of upholstery that came into contact with the flood waters.  

It can be heartbreaking to be forced to evacuate from your home because of flooding and returning home to inspect the resulting damage can be even worse. SERVPRO of Norristown knows that it can be tough for you, so we do our best to restore your home as rapidly as possible. Call us now at (610) 272-8520 should you experience flooding.

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Water Damage Restoration Start to Finish

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Start to Finish We love hearing from our customers!

When the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center in Pennsburg suffered water damage they called our SERVPRO team. We responded quickly to clean up the water and we also completed the restoration work and rebuild. We appreciate the great testimonial letter below.

Greetings:

On Sunday morning, January 20, the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center discovered a disaster of amazing proportions: 18 inches of water filled the entire ground floor of exhibit, office and gift shop space.

SERVPRO was called and within the hour they had someone there preparing for a team who arrived within two hours with water-vacs, fans and dehumidifiers which were promptly set up and operating.

SERVPRO personnel were extremely customer oriented, informative and willing to do whatever I needed them to do. The mitigation moved forward as they described, and I was very pleased with the progress and efforts they made.

We also hired SERVPRO for the re-build and that process was done to our satisfaction. Ron Kushner was a pleasure to work with. Ron was efficient, customer oriented and attentive to the many details which needed to be coordinated and accomplished.

I would strongly recommend SERVPRO to anyone else facing a disaster clean-up similar to our situation, from mitigation to full recovery.

Sincerely,
David Luz
Executive Director

We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Lower Providence Township Home After A Fire Damage Disaster

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Lower Providence Township Home After A Fire Damage Disaster Our fire damage professionals are standing by 24/7 to respond to your call. We have the training, experience, and equipment to restore your home.

Removing Soot Effects from Lower Providence Township Homes

Many effects can spread throughout the entirety of your Lower Providence Township home after a fire. While our rapid response to these emergencies can often get containment and mitigation processes started immediately, often considerable coverage has already occurred. Symptoms like soot after a fire can be very damaging in many ways, and even worse for the homeowner who attempts to remove it on their own. Our professionals have sophisticated equipment and approaches for these consequences of a fire, even addressing potential problems that could now reside in your HVAC system.

There is much more to soot removal and fire damage cleanup for your Lower Providence Township residence than wiping surfaces and removing debris, dust, smoke, and potential contaminants from the area. Our SERVPRO team has extensive training in fire loss recovery, making us a qualified choice to help you through every phase of restoration and mitigation, even offering full-service reconstruction and reinstallation of removed construction materials. Addressing effects like soot, however, requires patience and expertise.

From the time that our professionals first arrive at your home, we work to set up containment barriers to prevent the lingering effects in the house from getting any worse. Soot and smoke residue can continually spread, often using the HVAC system, until the majority of the property becomes affected. With a fast response to fire loss emergencies, plastic sheeting containment and advanced technology like negative air machines and hydroxyl generators can prevent further exposure to new areas.

Removing soot that has already settled on surfaces requires specialized tools and equipment. A high-powered HEPA vacuum can help to remove the majority of this fire damage residue, leaving small amounts of soot on the walls or surfaces. With its ease of smearing and staining, our SERVPRO team uses chemical sponges (either wet or dry) to wipe away these areas carefully.

There are many steps to fully restoring a home after a fire loss incident, but our SERVPRO of Norristown professionals can help. Give us a call anytime at (610) 272-8520.

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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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