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WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE! SERVPRO HEROES ARE READY!

Looking for what TO DO and what NOT TO DO after water damage?  Please feel free to follow these tips to get you going in the right direction until professional help arrives!

DO:

  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De OR SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at 877-352-0700!
  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

 DON’T:

 Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance. 

Pennsylvania customers visit - www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com

OR 

www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware. 

To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE! SERVPRO HEROES ARE READY!

Looking for what TO DO and what NOT TO DO after water damage?  Please feel free to follow these tips to get you going in the right direction until professional help arrives!

DO:

  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De OR SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at 877-352-0700!
  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

 DON’T:

 Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance. 

Pennsylvania customers visit - www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com

OR 

www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware. 

To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

Heavy Rains in Upper Darby?

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Heavy Rains in Upper Darby? NEED HELP In Upper Darby?

Heavy rains in the local area have already caused some serious problems for homeowners and businesses. If you are in 'over your head' with water problems call your qualified SERVPRO team today and we'll get you back on track fast, so fast you'll wonder why you ever hesitated to make the call at all!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby cleans up water damage FAST!

Have you had a water damage, roof leak, sump pump failure, or need any general clean up from water problems and/or flooding?  To find out more about Water Damage clean-up click here fast.

Call us today and we'll make it all go away!!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance. 

Pennsylvania customers please visit us here –

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA  

Delaware customers please visit us here - 

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE

Or to speak to a qualified team member immediately, please call 1-877-352-0700.

GOT WATER DAMAGE?

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage GOT WATER DAMAGE? GOT WATER DAMAGE?

GOT WATER DAMAGE?

We can help….SERVPRO responds immediately!

 SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

Did all this rain cause water damage in your home or business?

5/18/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Did all this rain cause water damage in your home or business? Water Damage?

If you’ve got water damage we can help! 

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA or SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at1-877-352-0700 for an immediate response!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

We do dryer vent and duct cleaning too!

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaning We do dryer vent and duct cleaning too! According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.

Here are a few of the major benefits:

  • Reduces your risk of a dryer fire. 
  • Clogged vents could cause dryers to overheat.
  • Saves time.
  • Your clothes will dry faster with less lint left on them.
  • Saves money.
  • Lowers your gas/power bill.
  • Allows your dryer to operate at peak efficiency.
  • Your dryer will last longer with fewer repairs.
  • Clogged vents don’t allow proper ventilation.
  • Can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Can help prevent mold growth.
  • This inexpensive service pays for itself!  Let SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA or SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE help you keep your family safe, help you save money on monthly utility costs and help you cut down on time doing laundry! Call us at (877) 352-0700 to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today.  We’ll have more helpful information coming next time.

    SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

    What's lurking in your ducts? Part 4

    5/11/2016 (Permalink)

    Ventilation systems can often be one of the biggest culprits in poor indoor air quality issues. Make it a priority to inspect the ductwork of your home or business ASAP!

    If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other pollutants and/or contaminants
  • Our professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE routinely inspect the heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC) for cleanliness prior to cleaning the ductwork.  Keeping them clean can extend the life of the equipment. This can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

    Some benefits of cleaning your HVAC ductwork include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Remediate Bacteria, Fungi and Mold.
  • May help to reduce the potential for mold growth.
  • For more information on HVAC air duct cleaning, call us today at (877) 352-0700.

    SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

    What's lurking in your ducts? Part 3

    5/10/2016 (Permalink)

    In some circumstances, such as after fire, smoke or suspected mold growth, duct cleaning becomes an essential part of the cleanup process.  In these cases, your professional SERVPRO Technician can often restore the HVAC system and ductwork to pre-damage condition.

    SERVPRO’s Duct Cleaning Process:

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a roto-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct’s shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a self-contained 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a 3 stage HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97 percent of particles in the airstream before it returns to air-wash the duct.  HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor, microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.
  • SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

    What's lurking in your ducts? Part 2

    5/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Since the ventilation system is often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality, inspecting the ductwork will likely be the first order of business that SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA or SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE technicians will conduct.  In most cases, the HVAC system has been operating for some time without much attention.  Dirty ducts can circulate odors, contaminants such as mold, and irritating dust throughout your building or home.  Keeping the HVAC system and ductwork clean can potentially extend the life span of the equipment by allowing it to operate at peak condition, which can in turn save you money.

    SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROupperdarby.com or www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

    What’s lurking in your ducts? Part 1

    4/27/2016 (Permalink)

    SERVPRO’s Proven Duct Cleaning System is cost efficient and performed by our team of industry leaders with proven results.  We use a Portable Ventilation & Air Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns.  This inspection can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your HVAC system and ductwork.  It will sweep away years of dust, dirt and grime.  While reducing potential for further damage and health risks, it is also improving the air quality of your business or home.  

    SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROupperdarby.com or www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.