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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!

SERVPRO Holds Insurance Continuing Education Courses

11/9/2021 (Permalink)

Insurance adjuster at job site. Insurance agents and adjusters play a big part in the fire and water restoration process!

Insurance agents and adjusters play a big part in the fire and water restoration process! Our project managers work directly with insurance agents and adjusters to get the job done right. At SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties, we like to honor our local agents by providing free, top of the line continuing education courses to lead them to another year of holding their license.

What Do Continuing Education Classes Look Like?

Our continuing education classes are typically two sessions with two different topics. Below are topics that we like to educate on:

  • Mitigation Awareness & Response
  • Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents
  • Ethics
  • Restoration Drying for Water Damage
  • Mold and more!

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are fire and water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. We offer continuing education courses year-round! If you are interested in our services or classes, give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Experienced a Dishwasher Overflow in Cambridge Springs?

11/4/2021 (Permalink)

Dishwasher overflowing. Most of us have experienced a dishwasher overflow at least once in our lifetime.

Most of us have experienced a dishwasher overflow at least once in our lifetime. Causes could be an issue of a pipe or maybe the wrong soap was added to the dishwasher! In some instances, spillover cleanup is simple and easy. However, if you have a leaky dishwasher that leaks every time you run it, you may have a real problem on your hands.

How Can a Leaky Dishwasher Create Risks?

When a dishwasher leaks on a consistent basis, it is creating a wet environment for your kitchen floor and cabinets. If you do not have good airflow in your kitchen and lack proper clean up after each leak, your floor and cabinets can experience long term damage. For example, consistent exposure of water that goes uncleaned on floors and cabinets can cause mold to grow as well as damage to the structural integrity of both. If you suspect the integrity of your cabinets and floors are at risk due to water damage, call a professional immediately.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is always Here to Help, 24/7. If you are in need of  water restoration, give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

How to Keep Safe from Lightning in Linesville

10/30/2021 (Permalink)

Lightning striking the ground in a field Crouching or getting low to the ground lowers your chances of getting struck, but it does not remove you from danger.

When lightning is thought of, we generally think if we are standing outside or if we are taking a shower, we are more susceptible to it striking us. However, is this true? It may be! There are certain steps that you can take to stay safe from lightning. So, what are the best ways to stay safe from lightning? Let’s find out.

How to Stay Safe from Lightning

To protect yourself from lightning, it is best to stay indoors. However, even if you find yourself outdoors while lightning, there are steps you can take to keep safe. CDC.gov recommends crouching or getting low to the ground to lower your chances of getting struck, but it does not remove you from danger. Here are tips to follow if you find yourself outdoors while lightning is present:

  • “Immediately get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges, or peaks.
  • Never lie flat on the ground. Crouch down in a ball-like position with your head tucked and hands over your ears so that you are down low with minimal contact with the ground.
  • Never shelter under an isolated tree.
  • Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
  • Immediately get out of and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
  • Stay away from objects that conduct electricity (such as barbed wire fences, power lines, or windmills).”

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango is always Here to Help. If you are ready to better prepare your business for a disaster, give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Here Are Common Causes of Water Damage in Your Oil City Home

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Woman looking at water damage on wall. To prevent water damage from happening, make sure to keep your home up to date and check to see if your home is susceptible to flooding.

Water damage can cause much trouble to a home. From a leaky roof to a leaky toilet, if the problem goes unresolved, it causes even more damage. If you detect water damage in your home, you should get it taken care of immediately. Water that is left without restoration can cause mold and structural damage. Some main causes of water damage are severe weather, clogged gutters, and leaky pipes.

How Do You Avoid Water Damage in Your Home?   

When Severe Weather occurs, this means anything from hurricanes to thunderstorms and any other natural disasters. Flooding and leaky roofs are often a result of severe weather in your area. To prevent water damage from happening, make sure to keep your home up to date and check to see if your home is susceptible to flooding. Secondly, gutters are meant to bring water away from your home. However, when gutters on your home are clogged, they typically run over the gutters onto the sides of your house and cause damage to your ceiling, walls, and floors. A leaky pipe in the kitchen sink could leak enough water to damage the cabinet underneath it. Imagine if you had a leaky pipe in your wall. This could lead to serious structural damage that would need immediate restoration.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties has the expertise and resources to assist you after water damage occurs. For immediate assistance give us a call at (814) 806-1987 or visit our Website!

Catastrophic Storm and Major Event Response in Venus

10/13/2021 (Permalink)

Eye of a hurricane On August 30th, Hurricane Ida made landfall greatly affecting many communities, homes, businesses, and families.

Hurricane season is here, and it has not been easy for many people who live in the Atlantic. On August 30th, Hurricane Ida made landfall greatly affecting many communities, homes, businesses, and families. With much wind and water damage, many people were in desperate need for restoration. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties headed down to Louisiana to help those in desperate need.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties sent out a team of experts to Louisiana to help restore homes and commercial businesses in the local community. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. We can make your home and business “Like it never even happened.”

The SERVPRO system has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties are available for immediate assistance. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 or visit our Website!

How Can My Seneca Home Go Back to Normal After a Fire?

10/6/2021 (Permalink)

Brick house with flames coming out of roof. Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs.

Every fire damage event is a little different, and requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for the “typical” fire damage emergency. There are 7 steps, and we will briefly cover them to help give you a better understanding on what to expect!

Step 1: Emergency Contact

The restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask questions regarding the fire damage event that will help us respond immediately with the appropriate equipment and resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Fire Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect and test adjoining rooms of your property to determine the extent of the fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a plan of action.

Step 3: Immediate Board-Up and Roof-Tarp Service

Fire damage can often compromise windows, walls, and roofs. To maintain security and to protect against further damage, we can board up missing windows and walls and place tarps on damaged roofs.

Step 4: Water Removal and Drying (if water damage is present)

The water removal process begins almost immediately and removes most of the water.

Step 5: Removal of Smoke and Soot from All Surfaces

We use specialized equipment and techniques to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces.

Step 6: Cleaning and Sanitizing

We clean, sanitize, and disinfect all the restorable items and structures that were damaged by the fire.

Step 7: Restoration

Restoration is the final step—getting your home or business to its pre-fire condition.

If your home or business is in need of fire restoration, call SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

The Importance of Smoke Alarms in Your Saegertown Home

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke alarm on ceiling with fire in the background. “Every year in the United States, about 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires.”

According to cpsc.gov, “Every year in the United States, about 2,000 people lose their lives in residential fires.” This is a tragic number that largely occurs from the lack of working smoke alarms in the home. Most of these people lost their lives from smoke inhalation rather than fire burns. To avoid this terrible disaster there are a few things you can do. Be intentional about smoke alarm placement. Which smoke alarm should you install? Make a fire escape plan!

Where Should I Place My Smoke Alarms?

Best practice for placing smoke alarms would be in the center of the ceiling or on the wall near the ceiling. Smoke alarms should also be placed on every level of this house. This allows household members to be aware that a fire has started no matter where they are located within the home. Also, do not forget that batteries should be replaced every year to ensure your safety.

What Kind of Smoke Alarm Should I Install?

Most people have never thought to ask this question before, so let us go into a little detail about types of smoke alarms. There are both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms. According to cpsc.gov, they are “...better at detecting distinctly different yet potentially fatal fires…” If you have a smoke alarm that is prone to setting off almost every time you cook, that is because it is an ionization alarm. Switch to a photoelectric smoke alarm in your kitchen to prevent it from going off while cooking.

Make a Fire Escape Plan!

“Installing working smoke alarms is an essential, but smoke alarms don’t save lives unless everyone knows how to get out of the home safely” (cpsc.gov). When making an escape plan, you should create at least two routes to escape out of each room. Once you make it outside the home, make sure to stay outside of the home instead of running back in to get something. Your life is more important than anything in there.

To learn more about how SERVPRO of Crawford and Northeast Venango Counties can help you with a fire loss, call us at (814) 806-1987 or visit our Website!

What To Do After a Flood in Your Saegertown Home

9/23/2021 (Permalink)

Interior of school building with tubes on ceiling. Whether you experienced a backup from your sump pump or water came in through the walls, SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is Here to Help!

Your basement just flooded, and you are not sure who to call or what to do. This is either the first time your basement has flooded or even the second or third. If your basement has flooded before and it was not taken care of properly, it could be producing mold. Drywall, and other materials in your basement may not have been properly dried, and this leaves room for disaster. So, what can you do to make sure your basement gets taken care of after a flood?

Properly Restore and Mitigate the Area

Whether you experienced a backup from your sump pump or water came in through the walls, SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is Here to Help! Check out these Before and After pictures to see what a mitigation job looks like. This is what happens when your home has been severely affected by water. It is important to discard and/or dry any affected objects. Luckily, SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties also provides rebuild and construction services to make your space look “Like it never even happened.”

We have the experience and expertise to take care of your home and your belongings properly and efficiently! For immediate assistance give SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties a call at (814) 806-1987 or visit our Website!