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Maintain and Understand Your Indoor Plumbing Systems in Linesville, PA

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

A wrench and a pipe There are key things to maintain when it comes to your plumbing system as well understand to prevent water damage in the future.

Have you experienced water damage in your home on numerous occasions and have had enough? Is the water damage that occurred due to your plumbing systems? There are key things to maintain when it comes to your plumbing system as well understand to prevent water damage in the future.

What to Maintain

According to iii.org, these are plumbing systems to look out for when it comes to water damage:

  • Inspect appliance hoses and faucets - Immediately replace any hoses that have cracks or leaks and replace them all every five to seven years.
  • Inspect showers and tubs - Check the seal and caulking around showers and tubs to make sure they are watertight and reseal if necessary.
  • When away on vacation, shut off the water supply to the washing machine
  • Know the location of the main water shut-off valve in your home
  • Install an emergency pressure release valve in your plumbing system - This will protect against the increased pressure caused by freezing pipes and can help prevent your pipes from bursting.
  • Check plumbing and heating pipes - Look closely for cracks and leaks and have any necessary repairs made immediately.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 350-7651 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Check Your Home After a Fire in Pleasantville, PA

1/17/2022 (Permalink)

Firefighter putting out fire. Before you enter your home after a fire, it is always important to check with the fire department to see if it is safe.

Before you enter your home after a fire, it is always important to check with the fire department to see if it is safe. According to The Red Cross, “Do not cut or walk past colored tape that was placed over doors or windows to mark damaged areas unless local authorities advise that it is safe to do so.” Once you have the go ahead from the fire department to enter your home, there are certain steps you should follow to ensure safety.

Steps to Take Before Entering the Home

Here are some tips provided by The Red Cross:

  • Check the outside of your home before you enter. Look for loose power lines, broken or damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damage. See if porch roofs and overhangs still have all their supports.
  • If there is no significant visible outside damage, then check inside.
  • Carefully open the door. If it is jammed, do not force it open. It may be providing support to the structure of your home.
  • Smell or sniff for gas. If you detect the odor of natural or propane gas, or hear a hissing noise, leave the property immediately and get well away from it. Call the fire department using a cellular telephone or a neighbor’s phone.
  • Throughout your first day back, and beyond, check for smoke and embers throughout the home, including the attic.
  • Beware of animals, such as rodents, snakes, spiders, and insects, that may have entered your home.
  • Objects, such as furnishings or building parts that have been damaged, may be unstable. Be very cautious when moving near them. Avoid holding, pushing, or leaning against damaged building parts.
  • Check the ceiling for signs of sagging.
  • Check the floor for signs of sagging. Again, flooring such as plywood that was damaged by water from fire hoses could collapse under human weight. Avoid walking

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. We understand that if you have experienced a disaster, you need someone you can call on 24/7. Call us at any time, day, or night at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How to Navigate the Aftermath of a Storm in Cochranton, PA

1/10/2022 (Permalink)

Flood outside of home. A storm just swept through, you open your front door, & the streets are flooded. What now? First things first, do not go out into the flooded streets.

A storm just swept through, you open your front door, and the streets are flooded. What now? First things first, do not go out into the flooded streets. The water is contaminated and not safe to step foot in. It is best to stay safely in your home if possible and wait for the authorities to guide you next.

How to Stay Safe After a Flood

The CDC provides the following information to help keep you safe after a flood:

  • Always follow warnings about flooded roads.
  • Do not drive in flooded areas—cars or other vehicles will not protect you from floodwaters. They can be swept away or may stall in moving water.
  • If you must be in or near floodwater, wear a life jacket—especially if the water is rising.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water if you have been in floodwater. If you do not have soap or water, use alcohol-based wipes or sanitizer.
  • Floodwater can contain many things that may harm health, including germs, dangerous chemicals, human and livestock waste, wild or stray animals, downed power lines, and other contaminants that can make you sick.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. If you have experienced a disaster, simply give us a call at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Commercial Building Cleaning in Pleasantville, PA

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Wiping down blinds. Whether it is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its absolute best.

It can be hard to clean a commercial building with only employees cleaning. Staff that work every day get busy and have things to do besides cleaning toilets and vacuuming carpet. When there is no professional cleaning at a commercial building, it is easy to detect it from an outsider's perspective. Dusty desks, smudged glass and particles on carpet are easily seen and immediately create an assumption about the business. If you are having a tough time keeping up with the cleaning in your business, this blog is for you.

How Professional Cleaning Can Help Your Business

You do not have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you should call SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties for prompt service. Whether it is removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its absolute best. Here are some cleaning services we offer:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Drapes and Blinds

For more information on how SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Christmas Trees Can Cause Water Damage to Your Cranberry, PA Home

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Water spilled on a wood floor Christmas trees can cause water damage to carpet or hardwood flooring.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Your home is beautifully decorated, the lights are twinkling, the stockings are hung with care, and you carefully selected a beautiful Christmas tree as the centerpiece of it all. While live Christmas trees are festive and beautiful, they can cause damage to your home if they aren’t properly cared for.

Christmas trees, if not watered well, are a fire hazard. To prevent fires this season, make sure to fill up the base of the tree stand with water and check it daily to make sure it doesn’t try out. Also, watch for signs of drying, like needles falling off, or the tree changing color to a light brown. Finally, be cautious not to place the tree near any potential ignition sources, such as poor wiring, faulty lights, or a heat source such as an open flame or space heater.

Christmas trees can also cause water damage to carpet or hardwood flooring. It takes very little water to cause water damage, and even less to allow mold to grow. Often, people place a tree skirt over the water pan of their tree. If it seems that you are continually filling up the pan, it’s likely there is a leak. If you think there may be a leak, look under the tree/tree skirt for signs of damage.

If you experience fire or water damage to your Cranberry, PA home this holiday season, rest assured that SERVPRO of Crawford / NE Venango Counties has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. We‘re highly trained water damage specialists and are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We are prepared to handle any size disaster, from damaged flooring from a Christmas tree to a flooded basement.

Give us a call at (814) 350-7651 or visit our website!

Fire Damage is No Match for SERVPRO

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

House on fire. Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most destructive forms of damage homes in Cranberry can face.

Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most destructive forms of damage homes in Cranberry can face. When this happens, you may experience both physical and emotional damage. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is here for our community! We have the training, experience, and equipment to restore any amount of fire damage. Here is a Before and After of a local home that was damaged by a fire. This bedroom faced heavy damage; we were ready to respond. We have what it takes to restore your Cranberry home.

For more information on how SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

SERVPRO: A Leading Fire and Water Restoration Company

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO vehicles lined up. Here at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties, we are sure of our highly trained staff! There is no team quite like ours.

Fire and Water Restoration is kind of a big deal. When your home or business is overtaken by water or fire, the disaster can become quite large. Things to consider when these types of disasters happen are mold, smoke, structural damage, and more. It is important to do thorough research before choosing a restoration to come into your home. Some restoration companies do not train their employees and end up leaving a bigger mess than before. Here at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties, we are sure of our highly trained staff! There is no team quite like ours when it comes to the investment of our employees. Find out why below!

Highly Trained Staff at SERVPRO

Here at SERVPRO we make sure all our staff is IICRC trained and certified. This means our employees know the standards and best practices for water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. Here is an example of just how valuable our employees are: get to know one of our very special employees, Claudette Wells. She is just one outstanding example of our whole team here at SERVPRO.

For more information on how SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can help you after a disaster, call us at  (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Jamestown, PA Business

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

Plowed parking lot. Plow and de-ice parking lots and walkway after extreme cold and/or snowfall. This is to prevent anyone from slipping and falling on your premises.

When winter weather comes, maintenance for commercial buildings takes on many new tasks. Ice and harsh winds can cause problems. Here are some tips to maintain your building.

How to Maintain Your Commercial Building in the Winter

Here are some great tips from Ogilvy.ca:

  • Maintain proper heat in all buildings, including those spaces that are vacant or unoccupied.
  • Temperature must be at a minimum of 65oF/18o. Ensure that your heating systems are regularly inspected and maintained for optimum function. This is essential to avoid one of the most common causes of damage to buildings: frozen and bursting pipes.
  • Make sure doors and windows are well sealed to keep the cold air out and the warmed air in.
  • Plow and de-ice parking lots and walkway after extreme cold and/or snowfall. This is to prevent anyone from slipping and falling on your premises.
  • Clean wet floors and absorbent mats in entryways and walkways. This is to reduce slick floors.
  • Keep the areas clear by reducing the amount of outside dirt being brought indoors.
  • Inspect the roofs and gutters. Clear away any excess snow to avoid ice buildup.

Follow these tips for the best results for your business this winter!

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 350-7651 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Don’t Let Water Damage Halt Your Operations in Meadville

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded water in front of commercial building. Due to the severity of a flood, it can stop business operations and likely keep a business from profiting in the future.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties knows very well how easily it is for a storm to take a business from operating to not functional to not at all in a matter of minutes. Once water gets in from a source, it has the opportunity to flood a building. Due to the severity of a flood, it can stop business operations and likely keep a business from profiting in the future.

Minutes Saves Money

Here is a Before and After of how a storm temporarily put a business on hold in Meadville. We are experts on water damage. We know how to properly dry any amount of water damage. However, we know that the stakes are higher when there is water damage in your business. Every hour spent cleaning and drying is an hour of lost productivity. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is faster to any size disaster. We were ready to respond when this business was in need. Our team of highly trained water restoration specialists came prepared and got the warehouse dry in no time.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Fire Damage is No Match for SERVPRO of Crawford County

11/18/2021 (Permalink)

Home on fire. Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most destructive forms of damage Cranberry homes can face.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Columbiana Counties is a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. Fire damage is undoubtedly one of the most destructive forms of damage Cranberry homes can face. When this happens, you may experience both physical and emotional damage. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is here for our community!

How Is a Home Restored After a Fire?

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties restore from mitigation to reconstruction. Check out this Before and After picture of a home in Cranberry after they experienced a fire. Our team is highly trained and experienced when it comes to restoring a home after a large fire loss. This Video is a great example of how our team knowledgeably and diligently work to restore, “Like it never even happened.” With extra care we properly clean your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings and restore them back to pre-fire condition fast. You can trust our highly trained team with your belongings whenever you are in need.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!