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Flood Preparation in Falls Township

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

If you are living in Falls Township, PA, disaster preperation is necessary with the increased risk of potential floods and ice storms, depending on where you are currently living. Knowing how to handle flood damage is essential to ensure you keep your family and personal property safe at all times. 

Disaster Preparation Tips

Ensuring your home is insulated properly, has the correct drain setups, and includes sand bag material throughout is one way to reduce the risk of losing everything you own inside of your home.

Aside from preparing your home from potential natural disasters, it is also important to stock up on food, fresh clean water, and emergency kits in case of injury.

Benefits of Working With Professionals Who Specialize in Mitigation of Floods

Professionals help with the mitigation of flooding. With the helping hand of professionals who work in Pensilvania, it is possible to reduce the damage to your home. The professionals are aware of risks in natural disasters and are able to provide the right tools and clean up methods imperative to renew your home or property while making it safe to stay in.

Call SERVPRO of Levittown for all your restoration needs after a flood.

How SERVPRO of Levittown Conducts Mold Remediation in Your Home

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Mold Remediation 

The challenges experienced when mold is present in your home can be very stressful. Luckily there are companies like SERVPRO who are trained in mold remediation services. Learn more about Professional Mold Remediation Services.

The benefits of using and hiring a professional are these:

  • Detailed Inspection
  • Mold Source
  • Water Leaks
  • IICRC Certifications

A detailed inspection includes using thermal imaging to find the source of water. Once the source of water is located it can be stopped to keep the mold from growing.

Once the source of the water is stopped the mold can be removed and it will not return. Technicians should go through highly trained IICRC courses in order to remediate against mold correctly.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in Levittown like you. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Levittown is close by to Bristol, Tullytown, and Langhorn and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. Please call us for help. (215) 785-1777

When Deodorization Techniques are Needed?

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

When Deodorization Techniques are Needed?

Commercial properties can differ greatly depending on if they are a retail store or office building. No matter the case it is important to keep the building smelling fresh. A good place to shop or to work doesn't always come down to how much is being paid. It also needs to be great place to work both mentally and physically.

Bad odors can cause grief to employees and clients. Because odors are microscopic it is difficult to remove especially if they have permeated a wall or furniture. Getting rid of the bad smell can help keep employees and clients happy.

When Deodorization is Needed

  • Burning food in microwave
  • Dead animal in wall
  • Failed fridge
  • Mold growth
  • Smoking on premises

Call SERVPRO of Levittown for all your deodorization needs and check out our Fire Restoration Page.

What to expect after a roof damage?

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

What to expect after a roof damage?

Damaged roofs often happen during a storm. The Falls Township, PA, area will often have high winds and ice damage. A damaged roof can have two major problems, one more noticeable than the other.

  1. Water intrusion
  2. Water leak

Water Intrusion is when the roof is damaged enough that all the water shows up at one time. Rain water through the roof needs immediate attention. Most of the time the building materials will need to be removed and the rest dried. The roof will need to be fixed as part of the rebuild process.

A Water Leak is slow and only noticeable after staining or crumbling of the drywall. Even worse is when mold shows on the surface. Upon further inspection there can be dry rot and mold all along the water's path.

Pipe Break in Commercial Buildings

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Building Pipe Break Repair

A pipe break due to freezing temperatures are common in Levittown, PA. Many office buildings will try to save on their heating bill by lowering it when the building is closed. Although the heat may be set at an optimal temperature for pipes there are spaces where pipes may freeze. Drafty areas, outside walls, and missing insulation have been the cause of pipe freezes in commercial buildings. At times the heat may have been accidentally turned off by an employee who cannot bear the heat. In any of the above cases the pipe will freeze and burst causing a major water intrusion.

When a pipe has frozen in your business call SERVPRO of Levittown to come asses the damage and get your business back to work.

Ice Dams in Tully Town

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

Tully Town Ice Dams

During the winter months many people love to see the icicles form along the homes and businesses. Not SERVPRO Owners or Technicians. We know that when there are icicles forming on a house the night temperatures are dropping below the freezing point.

An ice dam causes pooling along the roofline which will push water back up and under the shingles. Once under the shingles the water will leak into the home.

The main problem with ice dams is that the water leaks very slowly into the home. This slow leak will cause mold to grow along the water line over time if not given immediate attention.

How do you keep ice dams from forming? Remove the snow off your roof to help thaw out the dams. The continued snow melt from the roof will only add to the dam through the freeze.

Flooding in Bristol, PA

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

The Delaware is a large river that floods every once in a while. The Bristol area will usually get some flooding during that time because of how close their homes are to the river.

Flood water is considered a Category 3 damage or Black Water damage. Homeowners with flood insurance will have to pay their deductible with the rest covered. However, not all insurances are the same. Some companies will have a less expensive flood insurance that will only cover the structural costs. The home will be repaired but any extra items such as beds, clothes, and other belongings will not be covered.

Black Water is contaminated with bacteria from the outside. Any items that are porous will be removed from the home and disposed of.

Dunlop Wind Damage

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

Wind Damage due to heavy storms and rain can cause a lot of damage for your business. Many businesses have flat roofs with drains to remove water quickly. These drains fill up quickly with debris  (pine needles and leaves especially) that has been blowing in the wind.

Once the drains are full the water will find its way into the business through cracks or roof top accesses. There may not be too much water but it will be enough to merit the removal of wet building materials.

A remediation company will be needed to help find where the water has intruded and what materials are wet. Once the material are removed SERVPRO of Levittown will remove wet materials, disinfect the area, and dry the building in preparation for rebuilding.

When Commercial Deodorization is Necessary

9/9/2017 (Permalink)

Times when deodorization is necessary?

A clean and tidy office building will not seem clean if it smells bad. Bad odors can cause problems to employees or clients depending on if the commercial building is an office space or retail store. Because odors cannot be seen it is difficult to remove especially if it has saturated the walls and furnishings. The bad smells will need to be removed in order to keep clients and employees happy and healthy in the workplace.

So when is deodorization needed?

  • After a fire
  • Nesting of animals
  • Freezer and fridge malfunctions
  • Mildew and mold growth

Call SERVPRO of Newtown/Yardley for all your deodorization needs. Our technicians have been trained to find and eradicate bad odors. Check out our Fire Restoration Page.

Commercial Fire Restoration

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

When to call for Restoration in Levittown?

Many commercial property owners know that fire damage in an Oxford Valley business can generate substantive frustration, financial loss, and stress. These factors come into play for numerous reasons, including the fact that business fires can result in the loss of valuable property. For this reason, it is not uncommon to note that many businessmen want to rush back into their offices right after the fire to salvage any items they can. Instead of rushing back into your business, the first thing you should do following a fire is to call your insurance agent and then SERVPRO of Levittown. These individuals possess the extensive expertise, equipment, and experience necessary to assist you. Learn more about the helpful services offered by this fire damage restoration company by reviewing the following information: 

Assessing the Damage

One of the first and most important things a fire damage restoration company will do once you call them is the completion of a thorough assessment. This assessment is designed to determine how damaged your property has become. During the assessment, fire damage restoration specialists will inspect your entire home. They will also decide which equipment and crews will be required to complete the water removal (if put out by fire fighters), cleaning, repairing and restoration processes. Finally, the assessment will help the remediation specialists determine the cost of repairs as well as how long the restoration process may take. SERVPRO works well with insurance companies concerning coordination, paperwork and finished documentation.

Let SERVPRO Assist You 

Although dealing with the aftermath of a fire-damaged structure in Oxford Valley can be stressful, calling the right restoration company can help you remain calm and resilient during the restoration process. As the preferred vendor for several local and national insurance companies, SERVPRO is your first and best choice when it's time for you to select the ideal fire damage restoration company. We offer 24/7 emergency services and employ the best restoration specialists on the block, so contact us today to schedule your appointment! 

For help or to answer any questions you may have concerning fire, smoke or soot damage give us a call. (215) 785-1777