There Is No One Better To Contact After A Disastrous Storm
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Unexpected emergencies like severe weather call for immediate action. SERVPRO knows immediate reaction to the disaster is important to helping you get your life back to normal.
Utilizing our 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines, SERVPRO strives to:
* Contact you within 1 hour from notice of loss to arrange for your service
* Be onsite to begin mitigation services within 4 hours of notification.
* Provide verbal briefing of scope to you within 8 business hours of on-site arrival.
SERVPRO can also perform pack-out services, which is removing salvageable personal property from the affected area for off-site cleaning and storage.
Since we are locally owned and operated, we can respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost. We are available 24 hours a day, 7days a week.
When storms hit we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooring disaster. We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1800 Franchises across the country and Elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.
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3 Reasons to Avoid Driving During a Flood
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It can be frustrating to be stuck inside your house when it’s flooding but it is important that you avoid driving in this situation. A flooded street may seem easy to handle, but it can be a risk to your safety. The following are just a few reasons why it is best to stay off the roads during a severe storm.
1. It can damage your vehicle
One reason to avoid flooded roads is that it can cause serious damage to your vehicle. Your car is not made to be driven in water, so it does not have the necessary equipment to protect it. If water enters your engine, it can cause it to stop functioning correctly and leave you with massive repair bills. Areas of your car may rust, and electronic components can be ruined.
2. There may be hidden road damage
Even if you think the road looks safe, there might be something lurking beneath the water’s surface. A flooded street may be hiding potholes, tree branches and debris from the storm. Any of these could damage your car and make it more difficult for you to drive safely.
3. You could lose control of your car
Whether you have been driving for a few years or a few decades, you cannot be prepared for everything. Even a long history of driving experience is not enough to keep you safe during a flood. Moving water in a flooded street can easily sweep your car away and create an incredibly dangerous situation. Just a few inches of water can cause you to hydroplane and result in a crash.
One of the best travel tips for driving during a flood is simply not to do it. Stay put if possible and, once the water has receded, you can find a more comfortable place to stay while an emergency restoration company performs any necessary repairs on your damaged home.
Top 3 Gas Range Cleaners
Good fire safety practices are important to keep your family safe!
When you cook at home, food debris and grease accumulate on a stovetop. Glass-top electric ranges call for specialized cleaning solutions, but several standard household cleaners can be effective for a gas range.
Distilled white vinegar is a common household cleaner. Diluted acetic acid can loosen food stuck onto the surface of a gas range, dissolve cooking grease and banish the smoke smell. For more scrubbing power, sprinkle the stove surface with baking soda.
Most cleaning experts recommend making a one-to-one mixture of 5% distilled vinegar or 6% cleaning vinegar and water to clean a stovetop. Remove the grates before spraying the surface and allow the vinegar to sit for a minute before wiping.
2. Dish Soap
Dish soap contains degreasing agents. If you do not have vinegar on hand or prefer to use soap, you can use this mixture to clean the entire stove or focus on areas with built-up grease.
If you plan to clean the entire range with dish soap, you may want to spray on a diluted mixture. You can also use full-strength soap on grease buildup by applying this cleaner directly to a scrub brush.
If it has been a while since your last range cleaning, you may get the best results from the degreaser. These powerful cleaning formulas are formulated to dissolve heavy buildup.
Follow the instructions for any brand of degreaser you buy. These treatments should generally be sprayed on and given several minutes to penetrate before being wiped off.
It is important to regularly wipe down the gas range at your residence. A dirty stove and combustibles that are kept too close to cooking areas can cause or intensify a kitchen fire. Regular cleaning and good fire safety practices can greatly reduce the risk of a house fire.
Reminder: Hygiene Reminders During The Pandemic
Hygiene Hints During The Pandemic
Across the nation and the world as a whole, the COVID-19 Virus is still the top headline. We are at a point where our efforts need to be amped up because the stubborn virus hasn’t just disappeared.
During this time, it is extremely important to continue to be extra vigilant with personal hygiene and safety precautions. Here is some reminding, with helpful tips to follow:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home when you have a fever or present a risk of spreading illness to others.
- Maintain a proper social distance between people (6 feet).
- Shaking hands and other forms of social greeting that creates contact with other people is discouraged during this period.
As always, SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown is here to help. We can help minimize the transmission of emerging viral pathogens, including COVID-19. Our team has been proactively cleaning businesses and homes since the virus reached us last year. For more information, please call us at 215.368.4110.
Why We Are, “Faster To Any Size Disaster”
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Fun Fact: Did you know that there are over 1,500 SERVPRO Franchises in the United States?
Being locally owned and operated, as well as being a franchise of a nationally recognized brand, is the best of both worlds. We live and work locally, and know Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell and Abington Jenkintown well. But we also have corporate support when we need it. Especially when there are Hurricanes that hit our area like back in 2019. The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Teams were here in full force to help us all out.
SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell and Abington Jenkintown is an IICRC Certified Firm. On top of that, all of our technicians are IICRC certified in Water Damage Restoration.
For a faster response, our high-tech equipment is preloaded and neatly organized on our vehicles. Our high-tech equipment includes:
- moisture detection and measurement equipment
- water extraction and drying equipment
- techniques for deodorization and anti-microbial treatments
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What Can You Do To Protect Your Office Electronics From Water Damage?
SERVPRO Offers the ERP--Emergency READY Profile Plan to Help Prevent and Mitigate Damage
Pennsylvania Business Owners Are Keen To Keep Water Damage Away From Their Electronics
Anybody who runs a business in PA knows how necessary electronic equipment is. Whether your company uses computers, a till, a customer database, phones, and tablets, or a combination of the above, electrical equipment is part of any business.
In the event of water damage, business owners are often worried about their electronics. After all, electrical equipment is costly to replace. If you need to substitute a critical device, that can delay you from getting your business back on track.
What can I do to keep electronics safe from water damage?
SERVPRO suggests taking a few simple steps to keep your electronics safe:
- Always elevate electronics – equipment left on the floor is more at risk of damage
- Keep electronics and sources of water separate – do not keep electronics near faucets or dishwashers
- Discourage employees from drinking at their desk as hot coffee and electronics are a recipe for disaster
- Install moisture meters to warn you of impending problems
We also recommend you back up all vital information to the cloud regularly. That way, even if something happens to your equipment, you will not lose critical data.
Why should I call SERVPRO in the event of a water loss?
Facing water damage in your office or warehouse is daunting. You are not trained or equipped to deal with such a disaster, which is why it is crucial to call us. Our technicians:
- Are prepared to assess the situation quickly and draw up the best plan
- Have a range of extractors and drying equipment on hand to get your business looking “Like it never even happened.”
- Can help you move your equipment out and then back again if needed
- Know when it is safe to touch electronics and when it is too hazardous, keeping you safe
For an even faster response, we recommend you sign up with our SERVPRO Emergency READY Plan (ERP). It is free to join and helps you draw up a handbook of useful information for staff in the event of water damage. Using ERP means your business is better prepared, and we are your preferred vendor to assist rapidly.
For help with water damage, call SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown at 215.368.4110.
If You Have Water Damage In Your Home, Call The Team You Can Trust
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Water damage in Pennsylvania is a serious issue, especially when it is in your home. It can be caused by a number of things around the home. Plumbing problems, leaks, faulty hoses, and even damage from storms. SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown is the answer to your water damage problem.
In addition to a quick response, homeowners should expect well trained and experienced professionals from SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown. Not only do we have knowledge to take care of water damage in your home, but we use the top quality equipment.
We are IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. As certified technicians, we carry out all water removal and cleanup procedures following industry standards, which assures you of high quality and timely services.
SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown water removal experts use state of the art technology and advanced cleanup and drying techniques. From water extraction equipment to air movers and dehumidifiers.
We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry. SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.
24-Hour Emergency Service
Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
Locally Owned and Operated
Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment
SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown is the company to call. To mitigate damage to your home, call our 24/7 emergency line at 215.368.4110.
Don't Delay When Water Damage Happens
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SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown provides water damage restoration service and we’re the kind of professional that no one wants to call. But what’s important to remember is that when we are needed, it is important not to delay. Moisture is often the enemy, capable of penetrating into just about any space, and taking advantage of every little crack and structural problem. Regardless of how the moisture has entered the structure, the response should be the same: get the home cleaned and dried quickly to ensure that there are no lingering health threats once the moisture is gone.
If water has entered the home through a contaminated source, don’t try to handle it on your own. Floods and sewage backflows contain a cocktail of deadly bacteria, viruses and fungi, and even momentary skin contact can leave a person seriously ill. A water damage restoration company like SERVPRO not only has the training and tools to eliminate the moisture; they have the necessary equipment and technology their disposal.
This includes powerful vacuums and pumping systems, high volume air movers, dehumidifiers, heat injectors, moisture meters, and a number of detergents formulated for destroying fungi and other microbial threats. While the technicians work on the building, disposing of compromised materials, and drying the rest, they will also destroy all mold and microbial colonies. This is the only way to ensure a home is safe to live in, and a business safe to work in; any other cleaning method is a dangerous gamble.
So if you find yourself with water damage, don’t be the person with the beach towels and the box fans. Get professional help. Call SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown at 215.368.4110. Working to make it…”Like it never even happened.”
Preventative Measures To Avoid Water Damage
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We all know that prevention is the best medicine, but floods can happen at any moment from any number of causes. By completing regularly scheduled home maintenance and keeping an eye out for common warning signs, you can minimize the chances of a flood. However, nothing can give you a 100% guarantee of never having a flood. In that case, preparation is the best way to minimize water damage.
First, it’s a good idea to know your flood risk. Are you in a potential flood zone? Is your yard sloped away from your foundation? Knowledge is power so the more you know about how your home might flood, the more steps you can take to prevent it or minimize damage from it.
Using waterproof building materials is a great way to reduce damage from flooding and there are waterproof sealants and paints that can be applied to existing structures. In particular, there are many protective coatings for block or poured concrete walls which are common in basements.
Keep your valuables and irreplaceable items such as photo albums, yearbooks, and important documents on high shelves. Do the same with chemicals and paints. If they leak into flood waters, they could cause additional damage. Any items put away for storage should be in air and water-tight plastic containers. Never leave boxes or items on the floor; instead, invest in raised shelving units.
It may also be a good idea to raise appliances and electronics off the ground. Get wires and power strips out from behind your tv stand and organize them in a way that keeps them out of the flood danger zone. Put washing machines and dryers on cinder blocks or sections of lumber to reduce the chances that rising water levels will affect them.
If a flood does strike, turn off electricity, gas, and water lines and place buckets under active leaks. If the water is pooling slowly, soak up as much of it as possible to reduce the potential damage. Calling SERVPRO at the first sign of a flood is the best way to reduce water damage. Our highly trained technicians will solve your immediate problems and ensure you don’t experience lasting effects or further damage.
Flooding can happen to anyone. Take steps now to protect your home and keepsakes from Water damage in the event of a possible flood.
Hardwood Floor Damage
If you find your hardwood floors cupping and lifting up, call SERVPRO at 215.368.4110!
When your home or business sustains water damage, trust the professionals at SERVPRO to help restore your property. Here we installed an Injectidry hardwood floor drying system on the water damaged hardwood flooring. This specialized system pulls air & moisture (under negative pressure) through the flutes of the flooring to dry multiple layers. By utilizing this system we are typically able to save the hardwood flooring and reduce the costs and disruption to our client. With the specialized equipment and training that SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell & Abington Jenkintown has, we are able to restore vs. replace in many circumstances. After 3 days of drying the flooring returned to normal moisture levels, eliminating the need to remove and replace all the flooring.
If you have a water loss and need us to dry out your hardwood flooring call SERVPRO of Lansdale, Warminster, Blue Bell, and Abington Jenkintown at 215.368.4110.