Mold - Don't let it grow!
After a significant, prolonged water intrusion, water wicked up the drywall and mold began to colonize and spread. We were there to help remediate.
There are many misconceptions out there about mold, so we here at SERVPRO would like to help with some facts.
Fungi and mold occur naturally in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 kinds of fungi have been identified. Some molds can actually produce useful things. The unique flavor of blue cheese is a result of mold. The lifesaving drug, penicillin, is a product of mold!
That said, some forms of mold can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.
Intrusion of water into your home of place of business can result in mold growth. Water intrusions can be caused by storm damage, plumbing, equipment failures, and poor humidity control. When water intrusions are not addressed right away, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments. If the humidity and moisture levels in a water-damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply. To avoid this and the possibility of adverse health affects, call SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem today!
From Carpets to Catastrophe
As seen in this photo, call us at any time- day or night! -
and SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem will be at your property to help in your time of need!
Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! Here at SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem we just want to remind you what kind of services we provide in case you or anyone you know might need our help!
- Fire, Smoke, and Soot cleanup and restoration
- Water Removal and Dehumidification
- Mold Mitigation and Remediation
- Crime Scene, Biohazard, and Vandalism Cleanup
- Air Duct and HVAC Cleaning
- Carpet and Hard Floor Cleaning
- Odor Identification and Deodorization
When you need it done right and done soon, call SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem for all your cleaning needs. When you hire SERVPRO for cleaning, you get quality cleaning and quick response- that's the SERVPRO Way.
SERVPRO has over 40 years experience as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider. No fire or water damage is too big!
So when you need a speedy response and the expertise to get the job done right, ensuring your property will get back to normal as quickly as possible, call us at 215-245-4855!
Clean Homes Sell Faster
In the photo, you can see one of our technicians performing a carpet cleaning for a rental property that is in-between tenants.
Get it clean and get it sold! Whether it is general cleaning, duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, or mold remediation, SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem can help get your property cleaned.
Regarding mold specifically, it is important to know that molds are found in every environment. Mold spores reproduce rapidly when moisture is present. An Institute of Medicine study found that excessive dampness indoors encourages the growth of molds and other organisms, and could pose a health problem. The EPA advised that the potential health concerns from mold are an important reason to prevent moisture problems leading to mold growth. It is especially important to clean up existing indoor mold growth to increase property appeal and retain its value.
It is a fact: clean, fresh-smelling homes sell faster. SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem's professional team can help revive your property to show in top condition. Call us today!
With the holiday weekend upon us, many people will be heading to the beach for one last summer weekend! However, if a water damage were to occur while the house is unoccupied, you could be coming home to a disaster!
As a tip, you should consider shutting off the main valve that controls all the water for your home in order to protect against catastrophic water damage. Everyone in your home should know where the main water shutoff valve is located so they can stop the water in an emergency. And you should turn it off whenever you leave home, even overnight.
If you forget to shut off the main water valve, and you do walk into a water damage, here are just a few tips of what to do:
- Shut off the source of water if possible
- Turn off circuit breakers for areas of the building if possible
- Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping or extracting
We hope everyone enjoys the unofficial "end of the summer" holiday weekend! Should you or someone you know need help with a water damage, SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem professionals will be available to help 24/7!
Cleaning Up After a Fire
At a home in Glenside, PA, one of our technicians is wiping away soot above a window using a chemical sponge and extension pole.
For homeowners, putting out a fire can be worse than the fire itself. A backdraft of emotions often sweeps over the homeowner after a fire ravages a home. Fear, uncertainty, stress and doubt about the future of the property can overwhelm the homeowner long after the flames have been extinguished.
The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem's professional staff and technicians provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke and soot removal to contents inventory and restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings, and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.
SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly. Call us at 215-600-1497 today!
Residential Duct Cleanings
What you may not be seeing inside your ductwork!
Often times a ventilation system can be the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. We have found that our customers, whether residential or commercial, have a high regard for the health and safety of their families and employees. They know that breathing dirty air can lead to many types of illnesses, or aggravates respiratory issues such as asthma or emphysema.
Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your home.
If you're concerned with the purity of your air, give SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem a call today. Through the use of HEPA vacuums, roto-scrapers, air whipping, duct sealant, and filter replacement, SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem is equipped to properly & professionally perform a clean sweep of your air ducts, removing years of dust and grime.
Here to Help 24/7
A roof leak caused significant damage to cabinetry and drywall after a restoration company was unable to respond in a timely fashion.
SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, even on weekends and holidays! When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. Delays can greatly increase the severity of the water damage, causing increase in repair costs and extending the time it takes to repair.
We know that when you call for our services, you may be feeling overwhelmed. You need industry experts to guide you through the restoration process. SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem has the certified training and industry experience to help you through this difficult time.
We are by the phone ready to respond, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week- call 215-600-1497 today! We'll make it like it never even happened!
I have experienced a Water Damage- What Now?
Standing water in a basement after water damage
You never expect it when a water damage wreaks havoc on your home. The water damage clean up can be a headache so you always want to be prepared. Here are 5 tips to help you recover quickly when a water damages your property. 1. Find the source of the water damage. It's easy to find a faucet left running or sewer backup. However, if water is coming from a hidden pipe in the walls you need to shut off water to the house as quickly as possible. 2. After the panic has settled down, assess the level of damage to your home. There are some steps you can take to remove the water from your house, but if carpeting, drywall, rugs or other structural damage has occurred, call a professional water restoration company like SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem immediately. 3. Move Quickly! You need to start mitigating the damage before more damage piles up. Bacteria and hazardous mold spores can begin to grow within hours of the catastrophe. 4. Use a shop-vac to remove as much water as possible until the professionals show up. The longer the water sits on the floor, the more damage it will create. Move quickly to remove as much water as possible. 5. Take photos for your insurance claim. Your insurance company will probably send out someone to investigate the damage, but if you have pictures that show everything as it happened, it could smooth out the claims process. Of course, the best kind of water damage is the one that never happens, but if you do ever find yourself in need, the professionals at SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem are here to help you 24/7.