Let Us Restore Your Drexel Hill, PA Property with Ultrasonic Cleaning
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One of the types of services SERVPRO of Upper Darby is proud to offer is contents restoration and ultrasonic cleaning, which is one of the most efficient and effective ways to restoring your water, mold, and smoke damaged property.
About Contents Restoration
Contents Restoration is an important business. It not only helps to restore damaged property, but it also helps restore people’s lives and livelihoods. While property damage can take many forms, what’s important to the owners is that their lives are returned to normal, and that they get their property back, as fast as possible.
Of course, when property can be returned depends on the type and severity of the damage. Not every item, such as those actually burnt or melted in fires, can be restored, but a great number of items that would have typically been determined to be unsalvageable, can now be quickly restored and returned to the owner with SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Services.
About Ultrasonic Cleaning
Ultrasonic cleaning is the most efficient and effective way of cleaning contents. The secret is cavitation, which means millions of microscopic bubbles are repeatedly formed and immediately collapse. This action causes the bubbles to penetrate into every niche and crevice. There are no scrubbing or abrasive chemicals!! The process involves submerging the items into a pre-wash station, then into the wash station, then it moves to the third machine you see pictured above where it is rinsed.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby specializes in restoring contents damaged by mold, water, or fire. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious belongings that cannot be replaced. We also pretest your contents to determine what items are able to be restored back to their preloss condition before the damage.
SERVPRO Upper Darby utilizes several methods of cleaning your contents, including:
- Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
- Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
- Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
- Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
- Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
- Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
Types of Contents Restoration
The damage that occurs to property during fires, floods, and other disasters is often much more severe than it first appears. Fire is destructive and an item that is physically burned or melted cannot be restored. However, property that has been engulfed in smoke, covered in soot, stained or discolored by water or contaminated by chemicals or molds can usually be restored to functional (or even good-as-new) condition with SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Services.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaning for Contents Restoration
The benefits of restoring property with SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s Ultrasonic Cleaning Services:
- For Insurance Companies: The cost of restoring an item versus reimbursing the owner for the item’s full value is dramatically diminished.
- For Property Owners: Property is restored and returned quickly, whereas traditional cleaning methods can take weeks and cause additional property damage. Most people are happy simply getting their property back, especially if it means getting their lives back to normal as quickly as possible and even more so if the items have sentimental value.
How Common Damage Occurs
Damage to property and personal possessions can occur in many different ways. While damage as described above is common, fires are particularly troublesome as they can often result in multiple forms of damage. For example:
During a Fire:
Fires can produce vast amounts of smoke that leave soot deposits on property. Depending on what has burned and the temperature of the fire, the soot produced by the fire may not only be mixed with a variety of chemicals and toxins. Additionally, physical properties of the soot can range from a fine powder to a thick sludge. Furthermore, because the particulate matter that makes up soot (and the chemical residue) is microscopic, it can not only penetrate deep into tiny crevices on the surface of an item, but it can also “sink” deep into the item itself. This is especially true of electronics which can actually attract soot and dirt because they can generate magnetic fields or become charged with static electricity.
Directly After a Fire Loss:
The water that was used to extinguish the flames can discolor the surfaces of many types of items. Additionally, water can cause severe physical damage since the materials from which many items are made can actually absorb surprising amounts of water.
Well After a Fire Loss:
Many types of materials and even the items themselves can retain significant levels of moisture. Moisture absorbed by an item that has not been properly dried, or that remains on or near the surface, may quickly become a breeding ground for molds and bacteria or other potentially hazardous residues.
Whether it is from a mold, dust, fire, water, or even nicotine, we will do our best to clean your belonging. Below are just a few examples of what can be cleaned with Ultrasonic Cleaning:
- Carpets, Rugs
- Fans (electric)
- DVD & CD Players, VCRs
- China, Crystal
- Window Blinds
- Musical Instruments
- Wood Objects
- Lamps & Shades
- Kitchen Appliances
- Telephones, Cell
- Televisions, Computer Monitors, Computer Keyboards & Printer
- Dishes, Pots & Pans
- Artificial Plants, Flowers & Trees
- Baby Stroller, High-Chairs
- Patio Furniture
We fully train our IICRC-certified technicians to choose the best cleaning solution and products to use in the ultrasonic cleaning process for optimum results.
If you are concerned about cleaning your contents, give SERVPRO of Upper Darby a call today at (610) 352-0700
Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
We have “PRO” in our name for a reason, and that’s because SERVPRO of Upper Darby is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. From the moment we respond to your loss to when all services are complete and even after, our trained professionals in and out of the office provide assistance to make the unexpected bearable. Don’t forget we provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. Not only can we handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.
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SERVPRO of Upper Darby: A Higher Standard of Clean
Customers and employees will know that SERVPRO of Upper Darby, your #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, was there.
When Our Logo is on Your Door, Your Commitment to Clean is Clear
Getting back to business relies on getting your customers back through your doors. And that will only happen if they feel safe and secure in your space. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean with 40% of consumers citing store cleanliness as a top concern. Are you ready to not only help keep your customers and employees safe but to communicate that you’ve chosen a higher standard of clean for all Americans?
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration, we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise so you can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean for all Americans – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
CERTIFIED: SERVPRO CLEANED
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry-leading and proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. The program is grounded with our unique 3 Cs: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
1 – CONSULT
A Tailored Cleaning Program to Meet Your Needs
- Programs are based on a range of factors: type of industry, business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- We will assign you a Cleaning Protocol Specialist who understands your business.
2 – CLEAN
Proactive and COVID-19 Emergency Response Cleaning Program
- EPA-approved products, including our proprietary cleaning agent SERVPROXIDE, a hospital-grade disinfectant that is NSF certified for direct food surface use.
- Trained and experienced in biohazard cleaning and decontamination for porous and non-porous surfaces – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards for your facility set by the CDC.
3 – CERTIFY
A Commitment to Clean for Your Employees and Consumers
- Communication touchpoints include a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned window emblem, signage, marks for your digital footprint and more
- Leverage SERVPRO’s trusted brand to reassure your customers and employees that you are taking the steps needed to keep your space at a higher level of clean.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby is Here to Help®
We’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities, we all call home. Call us today at (610) 352-0700.
Lower Your Fire Cleanup Costs After A Fire In Upper Darby, PA
SERVPRO of Upper Darby prioritizes restoring your structure and belongings over replacement after a loss, saving you both time and money.
Fire damage is terrible as it is without considering just how much it can cost to return your home to its previous condition. However, there are be ways to minimize the cost and extent of damage which involves the hiring of emergency mitigations services.
Save Fire Damaged Possessions
Despite how your fire damaged property that may look like, there’s a good chance it is actually restorable. A fire restoration company like SERVPRO of Upper Darby can save many an heirloom and sentimental item that may feel difficult to part with. Even if it may not be able to be restored to preloss condition we do not dispose of anything with your permission. But it’s important to act quickly. Prompt fire cleanup and restoration is imperative because the items and structural materials found in your home—furniture, carpets, walls, drapes, and even ceilings—can absorb smoke. If too much time elapses between the fire damage and fire cleanup, the effects of smoke damage can last for months.
Lost Time Can Cost You Many Possessions
As previously mentioned, time is of the essence when it comes to affected belongings. The more time between the fire and restoration, the more costs you can incur and the fewer items you can restore. Depending on the extent of the fire damage, you may be able to save clothing, leather, books, photographs, kitchen items, furniture, and more.
Restored To Pre-Loss Condition
At SERVPRO of Upper Darby, it’s our job to clean and deodorize restorable items, often to preloss condition. So don’t throw anything out until you’re certain it must be replaced, as it is more affordable to restore items than to replace them. Save your property and save money, that’s a win/win in our book!
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
Our certified cleaning and restoration specialist are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night. We are proud to be locally owned and operated, and serves Wayne, Radnor Township, Villanova, St. Davids, Ardmore Park, Haverford Township, Havertown, Upper Darby, Lansdowne, East Lansdowne, Drexel Hill, Clifton Heights, and the surrounding Delaware County communities.
Here’s How to Prevent Mold in Your Delaware County Business
SERVPRO of Upper Darby can handle remediations of any size! Our technicians use advanced technology and techniques to treat mold in your business.
Finding mold on your property is nightmare for both homeowners and business owners alike. While mold is a welcome when it comes to soy sauce, cheese, and other tasty things, it’s a major problem when found on belongings or on your structure. According to the EPA, mold can grow on almost any organic substance if oxygen and moisture are present.
Our technicians at SERVPRO of Upper Darby have seen mold in all types of commercial properties, from schools to shops to restaurants and many more, even hospitals. Common places mold can be found hiding include wallpaper, paneling, underneath carpets and pads, and on top of ceiling tiles.
Here are some of our SERVPRO suggestions on how to be mindful about mold on your commercial:
Inspect Your Commercial Property for Water Damage
Closely examine every area of your property to see if there are any places that have a lot of moisture. Any water damage should be dried within 48 hours; otherwise it’s the perfect recipe for mold.
Airflow Avoids Mold
Good ventilation is an easy way to prevent mold. Having the bathroom and kitchen doors open as much as possible can help by increasing air flow. If you want to use equipment, using a dehumidifier can keep areas dry and pleasant. But be careful; make sure it stays in good operating condition to avoid leakage. Follow the information provided by manufacturer, it will give you direction on how to clean and take care of the unit.
Control the indoor moisture of your property and be careful about what materials are installed. In rooms that have moisture issues do not install carpet, like where there is a water fountain or classroom sink. You can buy a moisture reader from a local hardware store to measure for yourself; the EPA recommends humidity between 30-60%.
A Tidy, Dry Business is a Mold Free Business
Make sure that your employees pick up any wet items and avoid leaving wet boots and shoes in places that will absorb the moisture, and also keep both the floors and windows dry at all times, especially during rainy weather.
Build with Mold Resistant Materials
Consider using materials that have mold-resistant properties, such as certain paint or sheetrock. This will help in the common spaces that usually have moisture such the bathroom, kitchen, and break room.
Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
Mold can occur even if you do your best to prevent it, so when you find your place of business in a mold situation don’t hesitate to give SERVPRO of Upper Darby a call at 610-352-0700. We’ll arrange to have our estimator onsite to provide a scope of services and make it “like it never even happened.”
Drexel Hill PA Homes: How to Minimize the Chance of Water Damage
SERVPRO of Upper Darby are no strangers to water damage, we've seen all kinds! Call us at 610-352-0700 to mitigate your water loss today.
Reality of Water Damage Statistics
It's easy to think that storm damage or water damage won't happen to you but statistics say otherwise: a whopping 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day, and 98% of basements in the US will suffer from some type of water damage during their lifetime. Water damage is also among the most common causes of property insurance claims.
Any type of water damage if not taken care of properly will leave you with damage to your flooring, valuable belongings, and structural components. Also be aware if you have a lower level or a basement as they are especially prone to this type of damage. While you cannot stop a storm from happening, you can take these following steps to prevent water damage.
It’s difficult to tell if your appliances are leaking, but there are things you can do to reduce the risk. First off, inspect the waterlines for all of your appliances at least once a year. If you do notice that any hoses are cracked, crimped, or brittle, replace them before they fail. Pay extra attention to hoses for refrigerators, ice makers, and washing machines; because washing machines have inlet hoses and drains, they are specifically susceptible to leaks. Also turn off the water supply for all appliances before traveling out of town so there’s no soggy surprises when you return home.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms are prone to water damage simply due to the amount of plumbing in these rooms. Be sure to fix any leaking or dripping pipes as soon as possible, and be alert to any elevated humidity levels since that could indicate an underlying plumbing issue. Maintain caulk around showers and bathtubs since water that passes through gaps can penetrate walls and subfloors. If this sealant has cracked or separated, have it repaired quickly. The good news is that you can probably complete that task yourself, but it doesn’t hurt to involve a professional.
Colder weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. Protect your plumbing from this by insulating pipes that travel along exterior walls or through unheated crawlspaces. On cold nights, open cupboard doors to allow heat that would otherwise be closed off to that area for pipes behind the wall and let your faucets maintain a slow drip to keep the water flowing (double check that the drain isn’t blocked before doing so). Never set the thermostat below 55 degrees in your home either. Turn off valves for exterior faucets and drain all watering hoses before winter. If a pipe does freeze, don't thaw it too quickly otherwise the pipe may burst in the process.
If a Water Emergency Does Occur
- Turn off the water supply immediately, call your utility company if necessary.
- Use wood blocks or tinfoil to elevate or separate furniture from wet surfaces.
- Stay out of areas where ceilings are sagging.
- Use mops and towels to remove as much water as possible.
- Remove books, magazines, and items that may bleed or stain.
- Remove area rugs, table lamps, and colored items to prevent staining and to help dry the underlying surface.
- Never use ceiling lights, TVs, or appliances in waterlogged areas.
- Turn on fans, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners to remove excess moisture.
- Place wet sofa cushions and upholstered items on end for faster drying.
By taking such preventive measures, you can minimize the likelihood of water damage affecting your home. If you do experience water damage at your home or business, respond quickly, and call the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby at (302) 352-0700.
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
As leaders in the water damage industry, we have advanced training and expertise, not to mention a tremendous amount of hands-on experience. We use this training and experience to quickly dry your home and restore it back to pre-water-damage condition.
Major Storm Coming? Here’s Why You May Want to Evacuate.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby is here to restore your home after any type of damage, from storm to fire to mold to even odor. Call us at 610-352-0700 today.
With a major storm on the horizon, you must make an important safety decision: evacuate or shelter in place? Evacuating may seem not worth the stress and hassle but more often than it is the safer option. Staying in your home during a flood can leave you trapped with several serious risks to the safety of the structure and yourself. Also keep in mind when evacuating if the roads are safe to travel as it is common for water to block roadways. Below are some of the risk factors that occur in your home due to flooding.
While some floods come and go quickly through your home, others may leave behind standing water. Getting into direct contact with standing water isn’t safe is it contaminated and could expose you to bacteria, sewage, and chemicals. That means if you live in a single story, it would be impossible to avoid the floodwater where with a two-story structure you can refuge in the upper floor.
Floods can cause severe damage to the structural integrity of your home, even if it is a single story and of newer construction. Large volumes of water can rapidly disintegrate and even physically tear apart materials in your home, exacerbating existing problems and creating new ones. Particularly disastrous floods can even trap you in your home or cause personal injury. If you do remain in your home, try to stay on high ground and in a structurally stable location.
It might be strange to consider that fire can occur in a home suffering from flood loss but it is definitely possible. An electrical fire can start once the water reaches power outlets or electronic devices. Lighting and heat fixtures affected by water could be damaged and set fire nearby materials. In some cases, chemical fires may start as substances both within and from outside the home combine and react negatively. If you are still in your flooded home when a fire starts, it may be difficult to escape.
Do You Have Coverage?
On top of the possibilities of damage to your home, statistics show that most homeowners don’t have an insurance policy that covers flood damage. In fact, it’s only 12% of US homeowners that are protected from the devastation that a flood will cause to your home, despite flash floods occurring in all 50 states.
Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises and advanced technology, no damage is too large or too small for us.
Water Damage Emergency Tips
Got water damage? SERVPRO of Upper Darby is here to help at 610-352-0700!
Water damage to your home is no joke, but determining the next steps after you’ve discovered a water loss can be overwhelming. Not only that, but potential bodily hazards like affected electrical work and slipping are also important to consider. In some situations, it might even be safest to evacuate your home until help from SERVPRO of Upper Darby arrives.
Here are some recommended dos and don’ts to minimize water damage while you wait for SERVPRO to get on-site.
What to Do After Water Damage
- Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas when access to the panel is safe from electrical shock.
- Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
- Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
- Gather loose items from floors.
- Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
- Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
- Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
- Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.
- Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
What NOT to Do After Water Damage
- Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.
- Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
- Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
- Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water. Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
- Don't turn on your television or other household appliances.
- Don't leave wet fabrics in place; hang furs and leather goods.
Why SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Upper Darby uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help find the moisture and remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.
SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology: Hydroxyl Generator
Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby today and know that your water, mold, fire, or odor damage will be handled quickly and professionally!
Deodorization & Air Purifier
The Hydroxyl Generator is one of the most scientifically-advanced pieces of equipment we use to combat malodors and leave a property deodorized following fire, water or biohazard damage events. These generators have been successfully tested on fires and other restoration and biohazard jobs, including floods, human remains situations, pet urine odors, skunk odors and many other types of odors.
How it Works:
UVA rays are emitted from the titanium dioxide photocatalytic lamps, where they then pass through a permanent anatase coated super reactor screen, forming electron hole pairs that react with water and oxygen in the air to form free electrons and hydroxyl radicals that then decompose and eliminate organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants.
Need Deodorization Services?
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Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
SERVPRO of Upper Darby has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.
Protect Your Upper Darby, PA Home from Water Damage
Standing water needs immediate action; that's where SERVPRO of Upper Darby comes in. We'll leave your house looking "Like it never even happened".
Flooding, plumbing leaks, andwater damage can happen at any time. Internal and external forces can harm valuable items, carpets, furnishings and structural components. Even in a well-maintained building, pipes can break, toilets can overflow, and water can seep behind walls and under floors. Waterlines for refrigerators often create concealed leaks that go unnoticed until mold and mildew have accumulated behind the appliance. The same is true for washing machine hoses that have cracked or become clogged. Water damage can also occur after a violent storm, a flood, or several days of steady rain. Basements and lower levels are especially prone to this type of damage.
Water Damage Statistics
Any type of leak can cause property damage and create safety and health concerns. It's easy to think that water damage or storm damage won't happen to you, but statistics say otherwise. Water damage is among the most common causes of property insurance claims. One in every 55 homes will have a water-related property damage claim this year.
Prevent Water Damage
By taking preventive measures, you can minimize the likelihood of water damage affecting your home. While you cannot stop a storm, you can follow these steps to help prevent water damage in your home.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Kitchens and bathrooms are susceptible to water damage due to the amount of plumbing in these areas. Fix leaking or dripping pipes promptly, and be aware of elevated humidity levels that could indicate an underlying plumbing problem. Maintain caulk around showers and bathtubs. Water that passes through gaps can penetrate walls and subfloors. If this sealant has cracked or separated, have it repaired. You can probably complete that task yourself.
Inspect waterlines for appliances at least once per year. If hoses are brittle, cracked or crimped, replace them before they fail. Turn off the water supply for all appliances before traveling out of town. Pay special attention to hoses for washing machines, refrigerators, and ice makers. Since washing machines have inlet hoses and drains, they are especially prone to leaks.
Protect plumbing from freezing by insulating pipes that travel along exterior walls or through unheated crawlspaces. On cold nights, open cupboard doors, and let faucets drip. Before winter, drain all watering hoses, and turn off valves for exterior faucets. If a pipe does freeze, don't thaw it too quickly. That's how pipes burst. To protect your plumbing, never set the thermostat below 55 degrees.
If you do experience water damage at your home or business, respond quickly and call the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby - (610) 352-0700
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
SERVPRO of Upper Darby is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a flooding or water emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help.
SERVPRO of Upper Darby's Advanced Technology: Air Scrubbers
SERVPRO of Upper Darby utilizes powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores during mold remediation.
What Are Air Scrubbers?
An air scrubber is a portable filtration system that removes particles, gasses, or chemicals from the air within a given area. These machines draw in air from the surrounding environment and pass it through a series of filters to remove contaminants. The size and complexity of an air scrubber system will depend on the size of the space being serviced, as well as the range, type, and size of contaminants that must be removed from the area.
Why Should I Use an Air Scrubber?
Air scrubbers are especially important on restoration jobs where airborne contaminants are present or will be created/disturbed during the restoration process, such as mold, dust, asbestos, lead, chemical fumes, etc. These hazardous particles can settle on furnished, upholstery and carpets, or be drawn into the HVAC system and contaminate other parts of a property.
If not removed, these contaminants will have a negative effect on the indoor air quality (IAQ) of the worksite. While naturally occurring particles—such as human skin cells, animal hair, and dirt—are nearly always present, toxic gases released by sewage-borne bacteria and mold spores can cause adverse human health effects when inhaled. In short, these contaminants can compromise the quality of the entire restoration job.
Air scrubbers help protect the health of workers and building occupants by providing a clean and healthy environment. They also help protect contractors from costly liability claims resulting from damage caused by hazardous airborne materials.
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s advanced restoration technology and techniques allow our Professionals to transform unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. To Learn more about our services call us at (610) 352-0700.