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A Moldy House After a Rainstorm May Be Evidence of a Leak

7/31/2020 (Permalink)

Mold damage in West Norriton, PA

Black mold in your West Norriton, PA, home needs to be removed right away. Any delay in mold cleanup could just make the problem worse.
Of course, you first need to know what is causing the mold growth. If mold appears every time it rains, then you may have a problem with your roof. Before you contact your local contractor to fix the roof, however, you should figure out if you actually have a mold problem.

Is it Mold Or Mildew?

A musty odor in your home does not automatically indicate mold growth. There are other fairly harmless causes of musty smells, including:

  • Volatile organic compounds emitted from burning fuel
  • Chemicals from furniture and carpets
  • Pet odors

Even if you do spot a green fungus in your home, you may have mildew rather than black mold. Mold and mildew can seem similar, but mold is more dangerous. Mildew looks downy or powdery and typically appears on the surface of items. This makes it relatively easy to clean.
Mold, however, is thicker than mildew. This fungus can also penetrate items and damage the structure of your home. You thus should not attempt to remove it on your own. Instead, you should rely on a mold remediation company.

Why Is Mold Growing There?
Mold needs moisture to grow. If you do determine that mold is present in your house, you should check to see if you have a moisture problem. Mold damage near the windows, for instance, could be evidence of condensation.
Your home may also become moldy every time it rains. This could be a sign of a roof or foundation leak that is causing water to seep into your attic or basement. The mold will continue to return unless you fix the leak.
There are many possible causes of musty smells in your home. Pet odors and mildew are not that harmful. However, black mold is a serious problem that must be addressed. If the mold intensifies after a rainstorm, then you may have a leak in your roof.

How the SERVPRO Claims Inventory System Helps Insurance Agents

6/17/2020 (Permalink)

The CIC is thus another reason that SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for many agencies

How the SERVPRO Claims Inventory System Helps Insurance Agents

There are many reasons to choose SERVPRO as the emergency restoration company for your clients. It combines local knowledge of Lower Providence Township, PA, with extensive corporate resources. The company also responds promptly to any disaster. In addition, every insurance agent has access to the Claims Information Center. This platform helps you track, troubleshoot, and research any insurance claim.

1. Tracking
Insurance agents need to know the exact status of each claim made by their clients. The CIC makes this tracking simple. The system includes an easy-to-read dashboard that lets you follow every step of the restoration process. You will thus know exactly when the cleanup project is started and completed.

2. Troubleshooting
If for some reason you need to change your claim, you sometimes have to deal with the contractors yourself. This can be a hassle and waste valuable time. The Claims Information Center makes this process go more smoothly. You do not have to visit the property or deal with communication problems. Instead, you can alter the insurance claim right from the CIC dashboard.

3. Researching
Research is an important part of an insurance agent's job. You must find out how much other companies in the area have paid following similar disasters. If you rely on unsubstantiated research, you could anger your clients or cost your company money.
Thankfully, the CIC includes a database of various claims made over several years. You can sort the claims by the type or cause of loss. You can also lookup claims in your specific region, state, or county. You can trust that this information is reliable.
Handling an insurance claim can be frustrating. The Claims Information Center, however, makes the process less stressful. You can focus on your job without having to call contractors or worry about the status of a claim. The CIC is thus another reason that SERVPRO is a preferred vendor for many agencies.

Does Wearing Hazmat Gear Make Environmental Cleaning in Norristown Safer?

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Norristown technicians wear different kinds of gloves depending on the type of biohazardous cleaning and disinfection required

SERVPRO Crews Don PPE Personal Protective Equipment for BioHazardous Microbial Sanitizing and Disinfecting

Amid the pressures of a current virus crisis, Governor Tom Wolf has determined that non-essential businesses and facilities in Norristown and throughout the state will close temporarily. Essential businesses will remain open. This puts a demand on our business community to maintain safe working and shopping conditions.

Professional Disinfecting to Meet the Challenge

As a business owner responsible for disinfection and cleaning your Norristown business, you might feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of this task and how it differs from the regular upkeep and maintenance of your building. Our SERVPRO professionals have an extensive roster of qualified cleaning technicians that can handle the disinfection and sanitizing projects of any size to ensure that your facility reduces risk to employees and customers.

Through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), we have trained multiple experienced technicians in biohazard and environmental cleaning and recovery. We can remove pathogens, microbes, and harmful microorganisms from surfaces using medical-grade cleaning products that follow CDC and other recommended protocols.

We offer cleaning strategies customized to each client’s requirements. For more information, please give our SERVPRO of Norristown team at (610) 272-8520.

Disclaimer: Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Importance of Removing Moisture

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

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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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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Some Ways to Remediate Water Damage in Lower Providence Township with Team SERVPRO

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

When your home has water damage, it can be quite frustrating. Pick up the phone and call our SERVPRO team for remediation services.

Removing Water from Concrete Block in Lower Providence Township

Knowing what to do when pipes burst inside of interior block walls in your Lower Providence Township finished basement can protect these materials, and other areas of the property, from becoming too severely damaged by migrating water. With cells lined up in a single hollow column, yet cut horizontally to make room for hidden plumbing, entire portions of masonry walls can fill with water after unexpected breaches in the pipes.

Flooding can affect exterior concrete walls in this same way, so knowing strategies for water removal in Lower Providence Township homes can help. In some situations, depending on the ability and experience of homeowners in repairing accessible plumbing breaches, removing water and drying block are steps that property owners can take without the direct involvement or oversight of qualified technicians like our SERVPRO team.

Because of cell openings creating cavities that span the entire height of the wall, much of the water present within these cells can get removed by puncturing small holes in the bottom course (row) of blocks. The traditional installed concrete masonry unit (CMU) has two cells and webbing in the center, meaning that each block along the bottom course requires one drilled hole for each of these cells. The best approach is with the use of a hammer drill power tool, which can either get rented from a hardware store or purchased directly.

Our SERVPRO team would take a step further to utilize our advanced drying techniques like the Injecti-Dry system to ensure that the moisture inside of these CMUs has gotten addressed appropriately. Our team is available for inspection should you need a second opinion or our cutting-edge moisture detection technology for an accurate depiction of dampness and any additional measures that should get taken to ensure secondary effects like mold growth do not develop.

There are many situations in which masonry walls in your finished basement could get water damage. Removing this water often involves both draining out this material and finding a suitable drying solution before resealing your holes. Give our SERVPRO of Norristown team a call if we can help in any way at (610) 272-8520.

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

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

9/14/2019 (Permalink)

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

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

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.

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

3/21/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Can Lead to Infestations in East Norriton. Call SERVPRO for Remediation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Norristown Area Construction and Rebuild Services

3/15/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO of Norristown help you rebuild you home after a water, fire or mold emergency.

Count on SERVPRO to help you restore your home

We offer a comprehensive approach to restoration that covers every phase of damage recovery from the initial inspection through reconstruction. With our full-service contracting division and experienced restoration technicians, we can help you recover from residential and commercial damage quickly and cost-effectively.

Our experienced team starts each project with the same goal, to “preserve before replacing,” utilizing the full measure of our knowledge and advanced equipment to restore damaged original construction materials rather than removing and replacing.

We provide fast response to water, fire and storm emergencies. Our local team can get to work quickly on emergency board-up, tarping services, and tree removal to prevent further damage to your home or business. After protecting and securing the structure, the SERVPRO of Norristown team can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition.

The professionals at SERVPRO of Norristown can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas. Having one qualified company for the entire process can save both time and money.

With more than 80 years of combined building trades experience, our team is proud of our ability to offer credible and high-caliber repairs and full-scale reconstruction following disasters and emergencies that threaten your commercial or residential property.

Offering a comprehensive restoration solution means that we can provide you with faster service at a lower overall cost. From emergency repairs to a Norristown retail business to the designed renovation of an aging home in Lower Providence County, we have the experienced professionals to meet every construction need our customers might have.

Our highly trained team lives and works in the local neighborhoods. Just like you, we root for the Eagles and Phillies. We debate Gino’s or Pat’s? (Yes, also Tony Luke’s and many others) For more information on how our construction and rebuilding services can help you recover from water, fire or storm damage, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520.

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Prevent Further Problems After Water Damage And Call Our Team In Lower Providence Township Right Away

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Our certified technicians can restore your hard wood floors after water damage. Call our team right away after you have water damage of any kind.

Water Cleanup Professionals In Lower Providence Township Talk About Their Training

Moisture-related disasters are some of the most common types of insurance claims that take place at residences in Lower Providence Township. Sometimes, incidences like a pipe breaking or an appliance malfunctioning can require you to have to conduct extensive water cleanup. Leaks can often happen very quickly without any notice. Once moisture starts to leak into your home, the water can pour into your dwelling at a quick rate. Shortly after it starts spilling out into your home, water can get all over your house and ruin many items inside, making it a wise idea to call in a professional water cleanup company such as SERVPRO.

Depending on the situation damage caused by moisture can be hard to find, but if it goes untreated, the issues can get much worse. However, calling professional water cleanup technicians in Lower Providence Township like our team at SERVPRO can help you prevent future problems. We provide fast 24/7 service so that we can get the issues mitigated quickly before secondary damage occurs. We have staff answering the phones any time of the day, and our crews are located within proximity to the area so that they can show up shortly after your emergency phone call.

Our highly trained team has experience in dealing with many different types of water damage scenarios. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification or the IICRC. The institute is known for setting the standards for the restoration industry across the world. Our crews get trained by schools that are licensed by the IICRC to provide certifications in many aspects of the industry.

Our SERVPRO technicians also utilized the industry's most advanced technology to complete the best job as possible. As more new technology comes out, our team stays focused on using the most advanced tools of the trade that are available. If you ever happen to notice any type of water damage inside your home whether it is big or small, call SERVPRO of Norristown at (610) 272-8520 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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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)

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

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

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

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

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. 

Isaac Norris and William Trent purchased the land that became Norristown from William Penn, Jr. (son of Pennsylvania’s founder) in 1704,  Click here to read more of Norristown’s history.