Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals are available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to help you regain control quickly.
The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing your property and personal belongings. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provide timely response with mitigation services ranging from fire, smoke, and soot removal to contents claims inventory and document restoration. These services help ensure your property, belongings and memories are restored to preloss condition when possible.
What You Can Do Until Help Arrives
- Limit movement in the home to prevent soot particles from spreading and additional damage from occurring.
- Place clean towels or old linens on rugs and high traffic areas and upholstery.
- Coat chrome faucets, trim and appliances with petroleum jelly or oil.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpet.
- Do not wash any walls or painted surfaces.
- Do not shampoo carpet or upholstery.
- Do not clean any electrical equipment.
- Do not send clothing to a dry cleaner since improper cleaning may set smoke odor.
Emergency ready Profile
The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster,according to the latest industry research. of the businesses that survive,the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.
Photo of Corporate headquarters
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO Industries,Inc. Franchise System is a national leader of fire,water,and other specialty cleanup and restoration services. SERVPRO's professional network of more than 1,500 Franchises has responded to property damage emergencies ranging from multi-million dollar disasters such as the Pentagon, to those suffered by individual businesses and homes. Providing coverage nationally,SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have established relationships with major insurance companys and commercial cleints nationwide.
Following the events of September 11,2001,SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called in to assist with cleanup and restoration of the Pentagon. In spite of the emotions and difficulties involved in the restoration effort,SERVPRO Franchise Professionals dried nearly 3000,000 square feet in addition to providing fire,soot and smoke cleanup and restoration services. Upon compeltion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provided mold remediation services in other sections of the facility.SERVPRO Franchise Professionals met the remediation services in other sections of the facility.SERVPRO Frachise Professionals met the challenge and completed the process in just 90 days.
What should I do until help arrives?
A flooded basement leaving contents drifting in the water
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.
It's hard to tell from the photo, but there once stood a deep fryer in this home. Unfortunately it caused extensive fire damage.
This time of year, everyone is gearing up for the holidays. While we will all surely be eating turkey on Thanksgiving day, we may be preparing it differently.
In the last few years, deep frying turkeys has become a wildly popular method to cook the food. However, according to a "Home Fire Involving Cooking Equipment" report, home fires caused by cooking are nearly 4 times as likely on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year. Deep frying turkeys, while delicious, is also very dangerous. So before you get into some deep frying fun, here are 3 quick safety tips for you to protect your home:
1) Stay Away from The House – Set up the turkey fryer more than 10 feet away from your home and keep children and pets away. Never leave it unattended.
2) Use a Thawed and Dry Turkey – Make sure your Thanksgiving turkey is completely thawed and dry. Extra water will cause the oil to bubble furiously and spill over. If oil spills from the fryer onto the burner, it can cause a fire.
3) Be Prepared – Have a fire extinguisher (multipurpose, dry-powder) ready at all times in the event that the oil ignites.
From all of us here at SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem, we want to wish you and your family a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving!
Emergency Ready Profile
This is the front of a local hotel that recently completed an ERP.
The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it now.
As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind.
By developing a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.
Are you ready? Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it's a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, "Are you ready for whatever could happen?"
The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. To schedule your free ERP, call SERVPRO of Langhorne/Bensalem today!
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!