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The Importance of Carpet Cleaning

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning The Importance of Carpet Cleaning Christine's Restaurant (Yardley, PA)

Every business eventually gets dirty floors and needs them to be cleaned, especially in a commercial setting happening more frequently.  Are you a very busy business owner who notices the build up and gets aggravated when it's time to clean up?  Are you tired with how many times this issue arises month, or maybe even in a week?  Say no more, that is what SERVPRO is here for!  As a business owner, there are so many other topics you need to worry about.  Let us take the load and stress off of your back, so you can focus on the essentials and core part of your business.  Please do not hesitate to call us at 215-245-4855, we are only a phone call away.

Inventory Services

9/24/2018 (Permalink)

When an incident occurs, more of the time than not the damage can feel extremely overwhelming.  Nobody wants or needs that extra stress or burden piled into their lives.

Some of the basic inventory services SERVPRO provides are as follows:

  • Room-by-Room Detailed Contents Listing
  • Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Format for Ease of Use

Inventory Services:

  • Emergency Inventory
  • Pre-loss Inventory
  • Restoration and Replacement Cost Data Provided to Aid in Cost Analysis
  • Schedule of Loss-Adjusting Software
    • Access to One of the Most Powerful Products Available
  • Complete Inventory
    • Total Loss Items
    • Questionable Items
    • Restorable Items
  • Electronic Reporting
    • Customizable Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Reports Increase Flexibility

...and more!

Please don't hesitate to call so we can take the load of of your back, we are here to HELP, 215-800-4232!

Fire, Smoke, and Soot Damage

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage 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

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

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.  The SERVPRO Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or 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 home or business.

SERVPRO History

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO History 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 companies and commercial clients nationwide.  

The need for experienced, trained and professional cleanup and restoration experts is recession resistant, and the growth potential inside of a proven system presents an opportunity for prospective Franchisees.  With a proud history, a successful present and a bright future, SERVPRO will press on toward becoming the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world.

The Pentagon

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

When water pipes located in the basement of the Pentagon burst early one morning, pouring 1.8 million gallons of water over 565,000 square feet - or roughly 17 miles of hallway - SERVPRO Franchise Professionals completed the enormous task of drying the structure in just 7 days. 

Following the horrific events of September 11, 2001 we all know and remember, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called in to assist with cleaning up and restoration of the Pentagon.  In spite of the emotions and difficulties involved in the restoration effort, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals dried close to 3000,000 square feet in addition providing fire, soot, smoke cleanup and restoration services. Upon completion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were able to provide mold remediation services in other sections of the facility.  SERVPRO Franchise Professionals met the remediation services in other sections of the facility as well.  Up for the challenge, the job was completed in full in just 90 days.

What should I do until help arrives?

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage 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.

Thanksgiving Holiday

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Thanksgiving Holiday 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

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Building Services 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!

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 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!