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Your Belongings and Fire Damage

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Your Belongings and Fire Damage As fire and water restoration specialists, we have the training, experience and specialized equipment necessary to restore your home or business.

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Upper Darby  understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Upper Darby specializes in restoring contents damaged by waterfire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

Dry Cleaning: Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.

Wet Cleaning: An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.

Spray and Wipe: Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.

Foam Cleaning: Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.

Abrasive Cleaning: Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.

Immersion Cleaning: Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Upper Darby can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • A quicker remodeling process
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Electronic Cleanup

Fire damage electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics, including:

  • Television sets
  • DVD players
  • Computers
  • And more

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Upper Darby can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of fire, smoke or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

  • Our Contents Claim Inventory Service:
  • Preloss list and value of contents
  • Detailed and accurate report
  • Better information to settle claims quicker
  • Assistance with burden of proof for claims

Peace of mind when you need it most!

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby

 Today – (610) 352-0700

Making Your Appliances A Priority Will Help You Avoid A Water Damage

11/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Making Your Appliances A Priority Will Help You Avoid A Water Damage SERVPRO of Upper Darby is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business.

You have enough to worry about when it comes to potential water damages affecting your business. However, there’s a hidden danger that lies within your business's walls that also needs your attention. Leaking and blocked appliances may not seem like a big deal, but a small leak can quickly cause lots of damage to your business. Paying attention to your appliances—and keeping them up to date—can save you money in the long run and ensure your business stays open and runs smoothly.

Here are helpful tips for making your appliances a priority:

Mark Your Calendar

When you purchase new appliances, write down the expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on their parts and hoses.

Make a Date Every Friday Afternoon

Block out 30 minutes every Friday afternoon to walk around and check your appliances. Make sure they’re hooked up to a water source, and check for any blockages or leaks. That way, you won’t leave them unattended for a whole weekend. A small leak over a two-day span can create a large amount of damage, possibly even forcing you to temporarily close your business. Keeping up with your appliances will help keep your weekend (and your business operations) as stress-free as possible.

Don't Put it Off

When you find the problem, fix it right away. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains or sinks before it is too late. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money in your business.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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Why Hiring a Professional Mold Remediation Company is Your Best Bet

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Hiring a Professional Mold Remediation Company is Your Best Bet If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby at (610) 352-0700

Do you have mold in your home? If so, it must be removed. Mold can cause a variety of respiratory and health-related issues, making it incredibly dangerous for you and your family.

Mold remediation is vital for a safe and comfortable home. However, you should never attempt to get rid of the mold on your own, because you may not know what you're dealing with or how to properly get eliminate it. That’s why you should hire a professional mold remediation company.

Make sure your mold remediation contractor has the proper license and insurance. The mold remediation contractor needs to be fully insured so that both you and the contractor are protected during the mold remediation process. Why should the contractor be protected? Because getting rid of mold can be downright dangerous.

Also, make sure the mold remediation contractor is certified and has experience working with mold. When you hire the right mold damage professional to remedy your mold problem, you're doing something that will benefit your entire home and your family.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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Know Your Fire Facts!

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Know Your Fire Facts! Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby (610) 352-0700

Below are important facts provided by the National Fire Protection Association to help you understand how common and dangerous home fires can be!

Home Fires

  • U.S. fire departments respond to an average of one home fires every 86 seconds.
  • Between 2011 and 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 358,500 home structure fires each year. These fires caused 12,300 civilian injuries, 2,510 civilian deaths, and $6.7 billion in direct damage.
  • On average, seven people per day die in U.S. home fires.
  • Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.
  • For decades, smoking has been the leading cause of home fires deaths.
  • Heating equipment is involved in one in every five home fires deaths

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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Quick Tips on Removing Cigarette Odors from Your St. Davids Home

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning Quick Tips on Removing Cigarette Odors from Your St. Davids Home SERVPRO of Upper Darby has the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors

Cigarette smoke creates an odor that is notorious for its ability to saturate living spaces and persist long after its source is gone. Inspectors may be asked by clients who recently purchased a smoke-infused home, or by sellers before their house goes on the market, about how to remedy the situation.

Facts About Cigarette Smoke and its Residue

  • Smoke particles can be as small as .001% of the width of a human hair, which allows them to penetrate almost any part of a house. Cigarette smoke can easily circulate through a building’s ventilation system or come up through apartment floors.
  • While cigarette smoke is a known carcinogen, little is known about the health effects of the particles that are left in the air after you can no longer see the smoke.

Odor-Absorbing Materials

The following materials are believed to be capable of absorbing or neutralizing cigarette smoke odors, at least temporarily:

Vinegar

Place a bowl of vinegar in each affected room overnight.

Citrus

Leave a large amount of citrus peels in your home for several days or until they have become desiccated.

Baking Soda

Sprinkle baking soda over the smoke-affected area and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up. Be sure to test the baking soda on a small part of the surface to ensure that the surface or fabric doesn't react unfavorably to the baking soda.

Coffee Grounds

Pour coffee grounds into several coffee filters and tie them closed, leaving them in affected areas.

Charcoal

As you would with vinegar, place charcoal into bowls and leave them in smoke-infused rooms overnight.

Removal Strategies for Smoke Odor

  • Open all windows and turn on fans. Ventilation is probably the best way to remove any odor.
  • Clean light bulbs. Just as some scent-diffusers rely on heat from light bulbs to disperse the aroma of the scented oil, it's possible that the oily residue from nicotine and other cigarette byproducts is dispersed throughout the living area the same way. 
  • Thoroughly clean all hard surfaces, preferably with cleaners that contain ammonia, although woodwork requires cleaners that are not as acidic.
  • Surfaces may be painted to trap odor, although it may be possible for odors to gradually seep through paint barriers.
  • Remove carpeting, as it is nearly impossible to remove smoke particles from carpet. Thoroughly scrub the flooring beneath before installing new carpet. If the carpet cannot be replaced, have it professionally cleaned.
  • Soak blinds in a bathtub full of all-purpose cleaner, scrub them thoroughly, and hang them to dry.
  • Send curtains out to be professionally cleaned or replace them.
  • Purchase a chemical sponge to remove smoke residue from lampshades, books, and other materials.
  • Use an ozone generator. Ozone, as it has three oxygen atoms, is highly unstable and will oxidize easily. When it is introduced into an area, ozone attaches itself to the odor molecules and oxidizes them into their basic elements—carbon dioxide and hydrogen, which have no odor. Beware that ozone is dangerous and ozone generators should be used only in unoccupied spaces.
  • Use a HEPA filter.
  • Burn “smoker candles.” Candles that contain enzymes to help neutralize and remove smoke odors are widely available. They may also be used to remove cooking and pet odors.
  • Replace all heating and air filters regularly, as they tend to harbor cigarette odors and other irritants.

Here at SERVPRO of Upper Darby, we are trained to handle nicotine cleanings in homes, businesses, and cars. We are also highly trained in firesmoke and soot restoration and cleanup, water removal and dehumidificationbiohazardsvandalismcrime scenesmoldair duct cleaningcarpet and stain cleaningodor deodorization, and upholstery

Give SERVPRO of Upper Darby a Call at (610) 352-0700 and let us make it “like it never even happened.”

Stabilizing Your Warehouse After Water Removal

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Stabilizing Your Warehouse After Water Removal SERVPRO of Upper Darby has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby Extracts Water and Preserves Contents in Structures

Warehouse owners know all too well the risk of water damage to their premises. Water that enters a storage area might damage both the facility itself and everything stored inside. Concerns about water damage are justified no matter what kind of warehouse you run—and it is even more worrying if you happen to store food, flowers, or anything else requiring climate control.  

The first thing to do after a leak or flood in your warehouse is to call SERVPRO of Upper Darby for water removal services. Our expert team will arrive ready to remove all the water using a combination of freestanding, truck-mounted, and submersible pumps. However, water removal is only the first step in remediating the situation. Our overall aim is to restore your warehouse “Like it never even happened.”  

We understand the importance of optimum conditions within your premises, such as temperature and humidity. That is why our IICRC-certified technicians pay close attention to measuring moisture and humidity and devising an appropriate drying plan.  

We equip our teams with a range of perfectly calibrated instruments, including thermo-hygrometers, moisture meters and probes, and thermal imaging software. Thermo-hygrometers measure the humidity in the air, i.e. the amount of moisture the air is holding. We also use moisture meters and probes to measure the moisture content of particular parts of the warehouse, such as the walls, storage units, or under the floor. Finally, thermal imaging techniques allow us to see hidden patches of moisture that are invisible to the naked eye.

Once we clearly understand the situation, we devise a drying plan to restore your warehouse to the best temperature and humidity levels. Our experienced team is well versed in calculating the correct number and placement of dehumidifiers and air movers for maximum effect.  

Stabilizing the conditions in your warehouse is a vital part of recovery after water removal, and you can count on SERVPRO of Upper Darby to get the job done right. Protecting your property is our highest priority. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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What Is Causing Mold in Your Commercial Building?

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What Is Causing Mold in Your Commercial Building? SERVPRO of Upper Darby can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building.

If you found black mold or any type of mold growing in your commercial building, you’re likely wondering how it got there. Was it a moisture problem? Has it been there for a long time? Knowing what caused the growth may help you avoid the need for more mold cleanup in the future.

Stagnant Air

Airflow can help discourage mold buildup because it may dry out the area mold has chosen to make its home. If you have to turn off the HVAC unit for your building, you may be encouraging mold growth. Try to keep some airflow going even when you don’t plan to run your heating or air conditioning unit.

Moisture

Mold needs moisture to survive. This dampness can come from many sources, including:

• Burst pipes
• Leaky faucets
• Broken supply lines
• Flooding

Even something as simple as high humidity in a building can cause mold to grow. If your facility has 70% humidity, you may want to find a way to reduce the moisture in the air.

High Temperatures

Warmth is another element loved by black mold and many other types of fungus. Sometimes the temperatures in empty warehouses or busy factories can get high. Whenever possible, try to keep your buildings below the mid-70s on the Fahrenheit scale to discourage the growth of mold


Darkness

Another environmental element that could lead to more appearances of

mold

is darkness. Darkness alone might not be enough to cause mold growth, but it is often associated with damp, stagnant places. The environment of your commercial building can play a big role in the development of mold.


As you initiate mold cleanup with the help of a commercial remediation team, it can be helpful to know what caused the appearance of black mold. Fixing a moisture problem, for example, could stop the recurrence of this fungus.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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Mold Remediation FAQ

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Remediation FAQ SERVPRO of Upper Darby understands mold and mold growth and has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

What is Mold?

Mold is a naturally occurring fungus. It’s present in all kinds of environments, both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic and spread through the air, which makes it easy for mold to grow. The best environment for mold growth is a dark, warm, and humid room. We often see the need for mold remediation in rooms where a source of water is introduced, like kitchens, bathrooms, attics, and laundry rooms.

Does Mold Removal Take Care of All Mold?

100% mold removal is not possible. Since mold is a natural part of our environment, removing it completely is an impossible task. Although most people think “mold removal” is what happens when they have a cleanup, the better term is mold remediation.” Mold remediation companies eliminate a large amount of mold to make the environment safe and healthy again for habitation.

What Happens in a Mold Inspection?

Every mold remediation company works differently. At SERVPRO of Upper Darby, we provide mold assessments and estimate. Here is our process:

  • When you call us, we schedule a time to inspect your property.
  • One of our mold remediation specialists will inspect your property. He or she will look for the usual hot spots and ask you about your property’s history with water damages, roof damage, and anything that will help pinpoint where mold may be growing.
  • If we find mold, we will take photos along with measurements. Shortly afterward, we’ll present you with an estimate to remediate your mold.
  • Sometimes, the problem isn’t mold but something else. No matter the cause, we will do our best to help you solve the problem.

Do I Need Mold Testing?

Few people really need to know the exact type of mold found on their property. All mold remediation is treated with the same level of caution and care, and knowing the type of mold present will not change our procedure. Unless you have a specific medical or personal need to know the type of mold, we don’t require mold testing. If you do request mold testing, we can recommend a licensed Industrial Hygienist.

How Much Does Mold Remediation Cost?

It’s important for us to perform a mold inspection at your property to give you an accurate estimate. The cost of remediation will depend on the size and scope of the mold. Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby to schedule a mold assessment and estimate

Do You Remove Black Mold? 

Yes, we have successfully removed black mold in many homes and businesses.  

Does Bleach Kill Mold?

Bleach damages the mold’s structure. However, mold remediation is not as easy as grabbing a bottle of bleach and doing your own cleanup.  In fact, DIY mold removal projects involving bleach often causes the accidental spread of mold spores.

What Do I Do If There’s Mold in Apartment?

If you find mold in your apartment, ask your landlord if you or the apartment complex is responsible for the cost of mold remediation. We’re asked this question often, but only your landlord can provide the answer. Ask to see your rental agreement and how damages like these are covered.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

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Restoration Process for Water Damaged Carpets

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration Process for Water Damaged Carpets When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

Water Damaged Carpets

Many types of flood and water damage can cause immense damage to carpeting, including color bleed, warping, mold growth, fraying of materials, corrosion, and other harmful processes. Resolving water damage in carpets is no easy task, and it’s one of the most involved processes for SERVPRO of Upper Darby’s technicians. To effectively clean up and remove signs of water damage, we may need to bring out a full arsenal of machines and treatment plans. Here are some ways we mitigate and repair the effects of water in carpets.



Extraction And Drying

The first and arguably most important part of our work to remove the effects of water damage from carpeting. While water remains in the carpet, it can continue to cause damage and wreak havoc on the home. We use heavy water extraction pumps and directed air movers to eliminate all traces of moisture in the area before moving on to other restoration tasks.



Replacement

Sometimes, the carpet may be so thoroughly damaged that restoration is not a viable option. In this case, we can consult both you and the insurance adjuster to find and install suitable replacement carpeting. While some scenarios may necessitate removal of an entire room's carpet, we more commonly replace only a section of the carpet, seamlessly blending new and restored materials. Note that this may require some extra work such as fresh tack strips.



Restoration

Our primary course of action, however, is not replacement but restoration. We make every effort to save your carpet as we can, and in most cases, we can apply treatments and processes to prevent replacement. Our policy of "restoration before replacement" saves our customers, on average, hundreds or thousands of dollars over the course of our work on their properties.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Service - 24/7 Water Damage Restoration Service - 24/7 Flood Damage Service - 24/7 Sewage Damage & Sewage Removal Service - 24/7 Mold Remediation Service - 24/7 Bio-hazard Cleanup - 24/7 Suicide & Crime Cleanup - 24/7 Board-up and Roof Tarping

How to Clean Up Attic Mold

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How to Clean Up Attic Mold SERVPRO of Upper Darby specializes in mold damage restoration, with advanced training in restoration techniques.

You might not think much of mold in your attic, since it’s outside your living area. However, it can still wreak havoc. For example, if you’re storing anything in the attic, mold growth could destroy it. Mold also rots wood and can damage your roof, undermining your home’s structural integrity. Additionally, if you’re looking to sell your home, any visible mold could instantly derail the sale.

Why Does Mold Grow in the Attic?

The underside of roof sheathing and attic insulation are some of the most susceptible areas for mold growth. This is due to:  

  • Water incursion from a roof or siding leak that has yet to be repaired
  • Improperly installed or insufficient insulation that allows heat and moisture to rise from your home into the attic
  • Inadequate attic ventilation that allows the attic to heat up and fails to dry up any accumulated moisture
  • Incorrect venting from bathrooms, clothes dryers, and kitchen range hoods that send warm, moist air into the attic instead of outside.

Tips to Clean Up Attic Mold

If you see mold growth in your attic, your first step is to assess the moisture problem that caused the mold growth and correct it. Without this initial step, you’ll need additional mold remediation in the future. In many cases, you’ll need the help of a professional to determine the cause of the leak and the best way to fix it.

Next, try one or more of these recommended mold removal methods:

  • Sand or wire-brush the mold away, vacuum up the debris, wipe down all surfaces with a detergent, and finish with a sealant. This is most effective if there’s little staining or mold penetration.
  • Blast the mold away by spraying it with dry ice particles, sand, soda, corn cobs, walnut shells, or glass beads in a pressurized stream. Use this method in tight spaces without fear of damaging the wood’s structural integrity.
  • Treat the affected areas with anti-microbial chemicals to kill the mold. This method isn’t always recommended, and it may require a pesticide applicator’s license.
  • Remove and replace all affected materials if structural integrity has been compromised.

Many of these attic mold removal methods are difficult or impossible without the help of a professional. At SERVPRO of Upper Darby, we’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you restore your home or commercial property.

Professional Mold Remediation

Here’s why you should leave mold remediation to the professionals at SERVPRO of Upper Darby:

Attic mold removal is difficult 

Mold growing on rafters, trusses, or sheathing in the attic is extremely difficult for a layperson to remove. This is because of poor access, tight quarters, uncomfortable temperatures, and unsafe working conditions caused by exposed insulation and roofing nails. Professionals have the tools and experience to perform the job to your expectations.

Post-remediation testing puts your mind at ease 

If any mold remains, it can spread. How will you know if the mold was removed completely? Professional testing can tell you whether adequate cleanup was achieved.

Personal protective equipment is important 

Do you have the gear to protect yourself against harmful mold exposure? At minimum, professionals use an N95 respirator and eye, hand, and clothing protection. 

To make use of today’s best mold removal technology and begin the cleanup process without delay, please contact SERVPRO of Upper Darby. With our help, it’ll be “Like it never even happened.”

Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?

SERVPRO of Upper Darby is 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.

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.

24/7 Fire Damage Restoration Service - 24/7 Water Damage Restoration Service - 24/7 Flood Damage Service - 24/7 Sewage Damage & Sewage Removal Service - 24/7 Mold Remediation Service - 24/7 Bio-hazard Cleanup - 24/7 Suicide & Crime Cleanup - 24/7 Board-up and Roof Tarping