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

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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Call SERVPRO To Save Your Floors In Providence Township

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO - Water Removal Needs In Lower Providence Township

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

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

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

Containment Benefits during Mold Damage Remediation in Norristown

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

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

12/19/2018 (Permalink)

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

Flood Dryout Technicians In Norristown Talk About How To Work Effectively

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

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

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

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

Commercial Water Damage Restoration for Your Norristown Bakery

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

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

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

Leaking HVAC System Can Cause Water Damage to Norristown Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

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

A Flood Can Destroy Your Kingston Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

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

Norristown Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Fire Loss Help

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

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

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

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

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What is an Air Scrubber and How Does it Removes Mold From Your Norristown Home

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What is an Air Scrubber and How Does it Removes Mold From Your Norristown Home Mold is common in Norristown. Often, there is hidden damage behind the visible signs.

Where to get Industry-proven Mold Damage Remediation Services in Norristown

Leaving mold damage unattended to for an extended period can cause unnecessary damage to your home and possible health effects to the occupants. Molds occur naturally in our surroundings and usually reproduce by releasing spores into the environment. For them to grow, wet conditions must be available, so, do not assume the moment you notice a musty smell in your property. Let us look at some of the measures that we employ when dealing with such incidents in Norristown.  

The walls, drapes, and carpets in your Norristown property are some of the areas that are vulnerable to mold damage. Our SERVPRO technicians can use air scrubbers to get rid of the mold from such surfaces. Air scrubbers work by drawing the surrounding air and then filter it to remove the impurities. These devices come in different sizes, and each is appropriate for different levels of mold contamination. Air scrubbing works efficiently when the mold is at the surface and is yet to penetrate materials.  

If we come across a severely contaminated drywall, removing and discarding it is necessary. The same applies to all porous items in the building. Other materials that we may discard after contamination include carpets, padding, and mattresses. After removing the debris and materials that we should discard, we place them under containment, the same way we handle moldy debris. We also use the damp-wiping technique to clean restorable items and surfaces. The cleaning agent that our SERVPRO technicians use to damp-wipe the areas should not cause any bleaching activities and lead to discoloration. It means the surface we are cleaning also determines the mold remediation processes we put into use.  

After drying the items and the surrounding surface, we have to apply a disinfectant to deactivate any active spores and prevent future mold growth. Where necessary, we perform deodorization to address the odor problem. SERVPRO of Norristown is a locally owned company that offers 24-hour emergency cleaning and restoration services to homes and businesses. To work with our highly trained technicians, call (610) 272-8520 and get the help that you deserve. 

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Never Worry About Water Damage In Lower Providence Township Again Thanks To The Experts At SERVPRO

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Never Worry About Water Damage In Lower Providence Township Again Thanks To The Experts At SERVPRO Homeowners should call SERVPRO as soon as they find intrusive water so we can begin water removal procedures.

Water Removal Services Solves Problems In Lower Providence Township

There are many ways that your Lower Providence Township property might end up having problems with water. To protect your property from the effects of water, moisture, and excess humidity, we must remove it as quickly as possible.

Homeowners in Lower Providence Township should call SERVPRO as soon as they find intrusive water so we can begin water removal procedures. Putting out a fire often requires the use of water, and this can lead to the same problems as other sources of water. While its original purpose was beneficial, this water can cause severe damage, just like a broken water line.

Homes can also experience flooding, but our professionals can handle the severity that such disasters bring. Leaks can happen in almost any area of your home, including upper floors that end up saturating your entire home. Other catastrophes involve overflowed sinks, tubs, washing machines, and other appliances. SERVPRO professionals know to get things started as quickly as we arrive so that we put a stop to any new damage.

We also set up equipment to start the drying process. We always work with our customers to restore as much as possible. Some situations render materials and furnishings wholly damaged, but we have many techniques that keep the need for replacements to a minimum.

We work fast, and our equipment permits this. Without our submersible pumps mounted on our trucks, our smaller units that let us extract water from small areas, and our drying equipment that speeds up the process considerably, air drying your home might take such a long time that microbial colonization begins to take over your property.

Our detection equipment shows us where hidden pockets of water rest. Unless we find these and get them dried out, they can silently cause problems that you might not discover for weeks or months. Taking care of them now helps maintain lower costs in caring for your home overall. The restoration costs can quickly increase to well over the expense of preventative work.

We record the readings taken at the outset of our visit to your home, and then compare these readings once we believe we are finished, or nearly so. We also take these readings and compare them to industry standard guidelines to ensure that your home no longer holds any extra, unwanted water or moisture.

SERVPRO of Norristown wants to help your family after an event that doused your home. The cause can range from an older loosened pipe or hose to a traumatic fire or flood. However, the way we dry out your home almost always begins with water removal techniques. Serving Bethel Hill, Trooper, and Audubon, you can contact our 24-hour service line by calling (610) 272-8520.

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