Commercial vs Residential
Here at SERVPRO of NE/Pike County, we have the opportunity to work with some great individuals and companies. One of the main goals for SERVPRO as a whole is to have heavy and genuine influence and presence in the communities and Counties. The franchise is able to keep that rapport with business owners and homeowners alike. Being able to access both commercial and residential accounts allows growth not just at a monetary level but also growth within the community, One of the driving forces behind SERVPRO's success is the way in which the brand converses with its clients. From being there one on one with a homeowner helping them through the mitigation process to meeting with COI's on large commercial accounts. Creating ERPS for their businesses and making them feel at ease when it comes to disaster restoration. The opportunities for SERVPRO are endless and it allows are the reach of services to continue to grow and develop.
Commercial water loss
Water loss is something we all have to deal with. It can sneak up on you in a matter of minutes potentially causing tremendous amounts of damage to building or structure in which it has originated from. SERVPRO prides itself on continuing to set a industry high standard on the protocols and procedures used to deal with commercial water loss. From the state of the art drying software and equipment we use, to the continued training the SERVPRO staff receives to make sure that the job is not just done correctly, but done on time and done in a professional fashion. Next time you or anyone you know suffers a devastating loss call SERVPRO and they will come out and get the job done right.
Ways To Prevent mold growth in the home.
When it comes to mold growth in the home there are many options to protect your home or business. One of the first things you can do to prevent mold growth is to make sure that you have good ventilation moving throughout your house and also in your attic and crawlspace. One common misconception about mold is that the tighter the insulation the better the seal, which in turn will keep the house dry. But what is actually happening is that the lack of ventilation causes moisture in the air causing mold to begin to develop on the drywall. Mold attaches itself to house hold items such as drywall and paint on the walls. Having a dehumidifier in the home is always a very low cost way to keep the moisture in your home under control. Crawlspaces or basement are another common area for mold to grow. The mold grows well with low light cold temps and high humidity so a crawlspace is like a weekend in Vegas for mold spores.
One thing you learn when working at SERVPRO is the ability to adapt to any situation that is thrown at you and one of the things SERVPRO gets called for very often is to identify mold or go on mold scopes and determine the condition of the structure being scoped. When one of the Certified Mold Inspectors comes in to scope a house for mold they are very prepared for what is to come. The team goes through continues training to stay up to date on all new protocols and procedures. One of the main things that the team does is they go in and try to identify exposed mold , when the source is found the team works outwards from the source. If no mold is visible the team can then execute a air-o-cell mold test . The machine draws 150 (L) of air into an air-o-cell then gets sent to the lab for further investigation.
Nor Easter part 1.
North East Pennsylvania has been getting hammered with snow lately causing a lot of damage to homes and businesses alike. Over the last week and a half over 75k ppl and other electric provider users have lost power, now for some of them the power went right back on and everyone was happy. But for 80% of those who lost power are still without power. The devastation is tremendous, down power lines everywhere, trees laying on power lines and spanning across roads . This has put a lot of people in a very tight position. Some trapped in their cars for over 30 hours on the side of the road. To the gentleman we met in Milford who had over 6 trees fall on his property . Putting holes in his house boat and RV . Crushing his new pickup truck and ripping a high tension line right off of the house. Luckily teams of arborist and electricians have came up to help us out in our time of need.
SERVPRO Helps out with storm damage
As seen in the last blog post North East Pa has been getting slammed with winter weather from all angles. The team came together (In the dark of a powerless office) and came up with a way to give back to those helping with the rebuild but also those who to this day are still without their everyday necessitates. The team began gathering pallets of water and non perishable food items to begin the distribution process. Donating the goods to fire departments , community buildings and also the occasional house drop off. The team is making waves in the community by showing their overwhelming support for those effected. In the last 8 days the team at SERVPRO of Southern Monroe County has delivered over 1000 gallons of water and over 500 lbs. of food other beverages for those working to fix the issues as well as helping out all of the innocent people with nowhere to go in a time of need.
Flooded house headaches
One of the worst things to come home to after a long day of work is you floor flooded do to water damage. The roof leaks, a pipe bursts, the sub pump fails. Either way you have a big issue on you hands now. The floor is beginning to get wet and the water keeps coming. Your next move should be to call SERVPRO and get a crew out there as soon as possible. The team at SERVPRO will make sure they get there on time and are ready to take action right away. Once on site the customer can relax knowing that our IICRC certified water techs are on the job and are going to restore their house back to new in a matter of no time, When in a bind Call SERVPRO. Power
power outage basement flood
With all the snow finally laying on the ground its starting to cause some major flooding in crawlspaces , roads, sidewalks and even some streams are beginning to overflow. This has caused residents without power to experience so very mad conditions. in the picture attached you can see what happens when you have flooding in your basement for 7 days and the water level reaches almost 5 ft in depth . The team at SERVPRO got the call and made an emergency service call to the residency the homeowner was worried her whole house was going to be under water in no time. The team showed up with high powered firefighting pump to begin to get rid of the water. At almost 90 gallons a minute the team pumped out over 13,000 gallons of water in under 4 hours. The home owners were very overjoyed when they saw that the basement was not flooded anymore.
Only you can prevent house fires
As the seasons change and get colder more and more people are dusting of the space heaters and getting the house to that just right temperature. What a substantial amount of homeowners and renters don't know is that the space heater keeping your toes warm and be the underlying issue to why your whole house is up in flames. Space heaters work very well to keep your house warm but at what cost. Plugging your space heater into a outlet power strip is almost as dangerous as leaving using a candle lit while you sleep , at any moment the space heater can surge causing tremendous damage to your home and to your heater. One other common mishap is if the space heater gets knocked over or falls down. Always make sure that your space heater has a built in cutoff when it is not upright. Also always try to invest in a heater with a timer and digital readings to guarantee the temperature you desire.
Emergency Document Drying And Recovery
When tragedy strikes, you can lose not only your most valuable assets, but also your most important documents. Sometimes this means irreplaceable assets such as artwork and letters from loved ones becoming ruined resulting in devastating loss. Luckily, the methods for restoring documents have become more and more advanced in recent times. While no piece of paper can ever be returned completely to the original condition, the drying and recovery methods we use can greatly improve the condition of documents formerly destined for the garbage can.
Tragedies can strike at any time, and when these disasters damage our documents who do we turn to? At times like these we need a professional who can come in and assure us that our documents can be restored. We offer our document recovery services for home owners, business, government organizations, schools and healthcare professionals. Even items considered to be a total loss can sometimes be fully recovered using our advanced techniques.
We are a full service restoration and document recovery firm. Our mission is to save your damaged documents from the destruction of fire, smoke, water, and moisture. Recovering your damaged documents is our specialty.
We currently are able to restore documents of nearly all types which includes but isn't limited to:
- Books and Manuscripts
- Business Records and Documents
- Coated Papers
- Drafting Linens
- Electronic Media - Of All Forms
- Legal Files
- Paper Money
- Patient and Medical Papers
- Pulp Paper
- Reference Books
- Text Books
Our team of document restoration professionals are both certified as well as capable of getting the job done with years of experience and the best, most advanced training available. We combine experience, training, and state-of-the-art technology to restore and preserve your documents as close to their original state as possible given the damage of the content and available technology.
For water damaged documents there are several methods available to remove the water and any moisture from your documents ensuring that they are fully restored to their maximum potential. The process involves freeze drying, vacuum thermal drying, air drying, desiccant air-drying and other advanced techniques. If your document is capable of being saved, we're capable of doing it, and we have some of the most competitive prices in the market when it comes to the document restoration business. We can offer you direct billing or work with your insurance agency at your discretion.
Our team of highly trained professionals can handle documents damaged by smoke, fire, and water. Each type of damage presents it's own unique set of challenges and problems based on the type of damage and the form of media that has been damaged. Water damage can be especially bad as it often packs an onset of problems by not only causing all of the problems associated with typical water damage but also setting up the perfect habitat for mold. Thankfully, we are well versed at stopping and preventing mold damage to documents as long as you act quickly and contact us to begin the restoration procedures ASAP.
Our document restoration service for fire and smoke damaged documents is the most thorough you will find in the industry, anywhere. We know that with this type of damage it's not only the damage you can see on the surface but also what is trapped on the inside that you can't see with the naked eye. Soot and smoke damage can wreak havoc on your media but our team of experts are able to remove even the most extensive damage.
We use the most state-of-the-art technology in the field and we keep upgrading our restoration methods as new and more improved ones become available. So you can easily rest assured any document restoration performed by us will be done while making use of the latest and the best technology available. If you have any document damage we invite you to contact us and join our family of customers. We hope to hear from you soon!