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Why Choose SERVPRO!

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Men and women in an office We work 24/7 for you!

Why should you choose SERVPRO?

  • SERVPRO started back in 1967, when Ted and Doris Isaacson founded the company after starting a painting business. Now, in almost 2020, more than 1,700 SERVPRO franchises exist nationwide. With that type of growth, SERVPRO has proved to be an outstanding company that is here to stay!
  • All of our technicians are trained and specialists in the work that they do.
  • We work with your insurance company to make sure you are covered for the work that we complete. If your insurance company does not cover a service we recommend, we will let you know the price before the work is done!
  • We work quickly to ensure that your home is back to preloss conditions as fast as we can!

Give us a call for all of your restoration and remediation needs!

Commercial Services - Property Management

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

High rise building with SERVPRO tractor trailer in front One of our trailers ready to help this high rise building.
Commercial Services - Property Management

Here at SERVPRO, we're here for both residential & commercial buildings. 

Commercial buildings include, but are not limited to: healthcare, education facilities, & retail. 

One particular kind of commercial property will be the subject of my post today. Take a guess. It's in the title :) 

You got it: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, Property management is defined as: the management of land and buildings as a business, including keeping buildings in good condition and renting property.

Disaster can strike at any moment, and anywhere. A good chunk of facilities impacted involve property management. A good example of this would be a property manager of an apartment complex. They are in charge of the building, so they unfortunately have to deal with a lot of emergencies such as water or fire damage. 

What kinds of facilities do property managers manage? There are several kinds! Here's a couple examples:

1. Multi-level commercial buildings

2. Multi tenant facilities 

3. Small Office BUildings

4. Apartment Complexes

We work really hard at these type of facilities to make sure there's as little interruptions to tenants as possible. For example, we had an incident where there was water damage in a multi tenant office building. I mean, there were several kinds of offices in this building. Our team came in and got the job done without interfering with the other tenants. We make sure we take care of your facility with care, but also with professionalism and quality work as soon as possible. 

We can do work ranging from odor removal all the way to total project management. We can do that and more! We are available 24/7, so if a water damage occurs at 2:00AM in a tenant office, give us a call! 

Here at SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, we are ready to help in any sized disaster at any time! We work with property managers and be sure that they are 100% satisfied with the work put in. Our professionalism and fast-paced work helps minimize interruption for property managers during this stressful time.

Have any questions or need anything? Give us a call at 215-848-8875

"Like it never even happened."

Why Exposed Plumbing Could Cause Issues

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

pipes on wall Outdoor plumbing can cause major issues.

Exposed plumbing, during unusual cold fronts, could really suffer and cause unwanted damages to your home or business.

Here, in Eastern Pennsylvania, we definitely see all kinds of weather. But one thing that usually remains constant is that our winters are typically pretty cold; we deal with cold waves often, and a variety of other circumstances.

The issue with outdoor plumbing during these times is that they are going to be more likely to have pipes break due to the inclement weather. They are not only more susceptible, but they could cause some serious damage if left untreated for long periods of time.

If it ever gets to the point where the damages are extreme, you are going to need SERVPRO to come in and evaluate the best course of action. We guarantee that we will have your best interests in mind and will do whatever we can to make sure your disaster look "Like it never even happened."

Commercial Cleaning Needs? Call SERVPRO!

9/20/2021 (Permalink)

Workers carrying equipment from vehicle Our crews can handle the any size job!

Do you need someone to protect your business and clients when restoring your property? SERVPRO has got you covered!

We service a ton of different facilities, such as: multi-level commercial buildings, multi-tenant facilities, small office buildings, shopping malls, apartment complexes, hotels, industrial facilities, and more!

Our experience has no limits — check out everything we specialize in: total project management, facilities cleaning and restoration, flooding and water damage cleanup, biohazard remediation, odor removal, air ducts and HVAC cleaning, mold removal, smoke and soot cleanup, document and records recovery, vandalism cleanup, post-construction cleanup, and much more!

What’s even better? Our professionals are available to touch base on your property 24/7, every day of every year! We strive to help remediate any damage, regardless of the cause, scale, or size of your facility or property!

Why choose us? We know that damage to the properties you manage could leave your tenants displaced or your client's business out of commission indefinitely. Our professionals work efficiently to minimize the disruptions and restore your facility to preloss conditions as soon as possible.

For All Of Your Restoration Needs!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

technicians wiping tables Our crews cleaning an office.

We tackle restoration jobs that vary in so many ways: water and fire restoration, mold remediation, board-ups, and many other facets that help limit further damage to your property, but also to get your life back to normalcy as quickly as possible!

During these uncertain times, we are still tackling jobs and doing what we need to do to keep our customers and our neighborhoods safe! We are dedicated to providing the best service possible, whether we are affected by this pandemic or not!

If you are ever in need of a restoration job or bioremediation, you do not have to look any further other than your SERVPRO professionals! We take great pride in doing our duty and bringing a sense of urgency to each job!

For more information, please give us call!

(215) 848-8875

Flash Floods!

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Water rushing by trees Flash floods are extremely dangerous and can cause serious harm!

We all get those “Flash Flood Warnings” on our phones during a heavy rain storm and most people don’t think much of it. Flash floods are actually very dangerous and can cause some serious damage. A flash flood is defined as a flood that develops in less than 6 hours.

These floods can occur anywhere but are more prone to occur in areas that deal with poor drainage systems. Heavy rain in the main culprit for starting a flash flood but ice james, dam failures and large amounts of snow melting can also cause one. Areas that are densely populated are actually most at risk for flash flooding as there is a lot of paved roads and less area for water to be absorbed. If you find yourself in an area where a flash flood is occurring or may occur try to get to higher ground and no matter how low the water looks, do not attempt to cross it. The scariest part of a flash flood is how fast the water can rise. If you do receive a flash flood warning this doesn't always mean there is one occurring at the time but there may be one that could occur.

If you find your house has been affected by water damage due to a flash flood or a heavy storm give SERVPRO of Germantown a call at (215)- 848-8875 today!

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Philadelphia 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

7/8/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of Germantown is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (215) 848-8875

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Germantown has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Germantown

SERVPRO of Germantown specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO Safety Tips: Space Heater Dangers

4/13/2021 (Permalink)

Every year, over 25,000 house fires can be attributed to the incorrect usage of space heaters, according to Consumer Reports.

Fighting the cold weather using these machines can be safe — referring to NFPA’s (National Fire Protection Association) “Heater Checklist” will guide you into making the correct decisions to ensure a safe home/environment for your space heater to do its work.

Some of these tips include, but are not limited to:

  • When buying a space heater, make sure that the unit has a seal from a qualified testing laboratory on it.
  • Keeping children away from these heaters will limit bodily injury and poor usage of the units.
  • Make sure the unit is placed on a solid, flat surface.
  • Allow at least 3 feet of space between the space heater and anything else, including humans. Items that tend to catch fire are: curtains, bedding or upholstered furniture.
  • Turn off the units when you leave the room or before you go to bed.

If your property has been damaged due to a fire and you suspect that your space heater was the cause, call your local SERVPRO franchise for all of your restoration needs.

Commercial Fire Loss in Philadelphia

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Germantown is always ready to load up and respond to any emergency situation. Today, we responded to a large, commercial fire site in Philadelphia, where our experienced technicians began to restore the property to its original state.

From the moment we become aware of a loss, down to the completion of the job, our staff is locked in every step of the way. It is during the morning briefs, the preparation of equipment, the drive to the loss, and to the arrival on site where our crew focuses on the tasks at hand to deliver quality, efficient restoration work.

So as we tackle this large loss today, and as we are ready do so in the future, SERVPRO of Germantown is committed to providing superior service — in every aspect of the job — GUARANTEED!

Washing Machine Maintenance Tips: Part 2

3/24/2021 (Permalink)

In our previous blog post, we discussed how washing machines are heavily relied upon by the American people. Statistically speaking, the average family washes 500 loads of laundry a YEAR!

There is a lot of wear and tear that comes with this type of usage, so we wanted to run through some maintenance tips to make sure your machine remains in tip-top shape and in great working order.

- First and foremost, you are going to want to replace your washing machine lines at least every 3-5 years; each time the machine is turned on or off, the lines contract which could eventually lead to bursts.

- It is highly recommended that you switch from rubber hoses to stainless steel braided hoses.

- Before you replace these hoses, make sure your water is turned OFF!

- Finally, check your hoses for leaks at least once a year!

We hope you learned how to take better care of your washing machine, and remember: for all of your restoration needs, call SERVPRO!