Recent Why SERVPRO Posts

Not Your Ordinary Restoration Company!

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Here, at SERVPRO, everything we do is different than your typical restoration company — and this fact is ever apparent through every level of our business!

We boast a highly skilled staff, who are well-trained in using our state-of-the-art equipment and are available to be dispatched to your location 24 hours a day, all year round!

Having a staff that is this well-versed in working in an assortment of conditions, both hazardous and routine, allows us to tackle even the largest of losses!

You can rely on us to take on whatever job you need handling, and we promise to give it our best effort in order to get your property back to preloss conditions!

Call your local SERVPRO today for all of your restoration and remediation needs!

You Can Count On Us!

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO has been in business and helping property owners tackle their losses for over 50 years?

Since we've opened, more than 1,700 franchises have erected and are stationed around the country to be able to assist all those who need to recover from damages to their homes or businesses. 

Every franchise is open 24/7/365, which is one of the best ways to make sure we are able to assist you, even when you need us most! No loss is too small or too large, either, we'll tackle your damaged property head-on to get you back up and running!

Be sure to remember your local SERVPRO franchise for all of your water and fire restoration, or mold remediation services!

10 Things You Should be Thankful For:

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

For Thanksgiving this year, be sure to reflect on all of the things that led you up to that fulfilling dinner tomorrow night.

We took it upon ourselves to find a list of things that you should definitely be thankful for if you are blessed enough to have these things going on in your life!

  1. Holidays where you can spend time with the important people in life.
  2. Having a romantic partner or spouse who is there for you
  3. Being surrounded by friends and family
  4. Your children
  5. Having access to clean, drinkable water
  6. Not being hungry and having an abundance of food
  7. Having a roof over your head and safe place to live
  8. Your parents who raised and molded you in the person you are today
  9. Kindness from strangers and random acts of kindness
  10. Mistakes that helped you grow as a person

These things to be thankful for were adapted from developgoodhabits.com, where there are even more things to be thankful for — 205 more things, to be exact!

10 MORE Things to be Thankful For!

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

We decided to expand the last list of things you should be thankful for by giving you 10 MORE!

We realize that not all of these things may resonate with you or have any relation to what goes on in your immediate life; disregard the things that may not occur with you, but be sure to hold onto the things that do!

  1. Modern conveniences that weren't available even a century ago (electricity, indoor plumbing, air conditioning)
  2. Having full use of your senses like eye-sight, hearing, and taste
  3. A new book
  4. Not being hungry and having an abundance of food
  5. The ability to learn something new
  6. The kindness of strangers
  7. A warm campfire on a cold night camping
  8. Feeling of acceptance
  9. The beauty of a work of art that moves you
  10. Making a final payment on a loan

We hope you found something that you found to be dear to your heart; make sure to give thanks and be thankful during this holiday season!

SERVPRO of Germantown makes Safety Training a Priority !

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

female in orange safety vest, male in gray shirt, male sitting at desk Mike McGrory teaching the OSHA 10 Hour General Industry to the SERVPRO of Germantown Team.

OSHA 10-Hour General Industry topics include:

Fire Prevention, Protection and Emergency Egress Safety. Dangers of Electrical Hazards. Using and Choosing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Causes and Prevention of MSD and RMD Injuries.

SERVPRO of Germantown strives to keep their staff trained and safe as they deal with building issues of all shapes and sizes.  

SERVPRO of Germantown gets to your Philadelphia location quickly

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Germantown arrives quickly

SERVPRO of Germantown is ready to respond when you need us.  When you have building damage in Philadelphia you can count on us.

SERVPRO® is strategically positioned throughout the nation to be faster to any-sized disaster. More locations mean faster response! SERVPRO® is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

SERVPRO at CAI's 2019 Annual Conference and Expo

5/13/2019 (Permalink)

On May 9th, SERVPRO was present at CAI’s 2019 Annual Conference and Expo at Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, PA, as we sponsored the Wi-Fi for the entire day!

The theme for this year’s expo was board games, which ultimately ties into CAI’s PULSE Committee’s efforts in supporting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). They accepted donations like new board games, card games, craft supplies, or toys, on behalf of CHOP at their PULSE ♥ KIDS table.

SERVPRO also exhibited in addition to our sponsorship, so if you were at this exciting event, we were at our booth (713), chatting with patrons and giving out some awesome SERVPRO gear! 

Our exhibit was filled with happy expo-goers, as they utilized out Putterball game to pass the time!

SERVPRO Helps The Red Cross Recruit Students to Volunteer

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

April is National Volunteer month, recognizing the efforts of thousands of people who intend to positively impact an important cause. Here, at SERVPRO of Germantown, we strive to practice many forms of community service and are continuously humbled by the remarkable events we are able to help out with.

On Saturday, April 13th, Sean McCabe, co-owner of SERVPRO of Germantown, volunteered with The Red Cross on MCCC Pottstown’s Campus. Sean aided The Red Cross in pursuing students to volunteer and to spread awareness of opportunities in the area where they can lend a helping hand.

Thanks to Sean and The Red Cross, many students were able to learn about the importance of volunteering and the positive impact it has in our communities!

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit https://www.redcross.org/volun…/volunteer-opportunities.html to find out how you can volunteer and make a difference!

Resources to Prepare for Storm Harper!

1/18/2019 (Permalink)

Winter Storm Harper is set to blow in this weekend. Listed below are some helpful links to help you and your family prepare for this weekend's winter weather! Stay safe! All the power companies serving electric customers, along with links to OUTAGE MAPS for each utility supplier and how to report an outage: http://www.puc.state.pa.us/consumer_info/electricity/electric_companies_suppliers.aspx - Road conditions and traffic jams in the Keystone State can be found here: https://www.511pa.com/ - Twitter account for the state Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), which posts updates consistently throughout storms: https://twitter.com/ReadyPA - County-by-county preparedness and shelter information links: Bucks County // Chester County // Delaware County // Montgomery County // Philadelphia - The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's ReadyPA winter preparedness guide: https://www.ready.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx Keep us in mind if you do find yourself faced with a frozen pipe that burst or storm damage!

National Blood Donor Month

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

National Blood Donor Month is celebrated in the United States in January each year since 1970. January is a time that sees significantly less blood donations due to the holidays, people’s busy schedules, seasonal illness and inclement winter weather. This makes January one of the most difficult times to collect enough donations to meet needs. This is what led President Nixon to declare January as National Blood Donor Month on December 31, 1969.

The American Red Cross says that nearly 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood yet only around 10% actually donate. One pint of blood can save up tp three lives! Some other benefits include:

  • Free blood tests – donated blood is tested and donor can asked to be informed if any irregularities are found.
  • Satisfaction of saving human lives
  • Calorie burn – Blood donation process burns 650 calories – about the same as an average spin class!
  • Reduced risk of heart disease – helps eliminate excess buildup of iron in the blood
  • Reduced risk of cancer – also due to reduction of excess iron buildup in the blood

To find out more on the blood donation process and where to give, visit either www.redcross.org or https://www.giveapint.org/

Content By: https://www.few.org/national-blood-donor-month/ & https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/Resolve-to-Give-during-National-Blood-Donor-Month.html

Giveaway!

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ERS V.S. THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS TICKET GIVEAWAY/SWEEPSTAKES - OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK, THE  PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, WELLS FARGO AND/OR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.WE DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES USED THE FLYER. THE IMAGES USED BELONG SOLELY TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS.

1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION:

The SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO  of Pennypack/Bustleton & SERVPRO of Germantown 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Sweepstakes (\"Sweepstakes\") begins on December 28th 2019 at 12:00 p.m. and ends on February 21st 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (the \"Promotion Period\").

The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton and SERVPRO of Germantown ("Sponsor"). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com during the Promotion Period.


2.  ELIGIBILITY:

Open to legal residents of The United States, given the Entrant can provide transportation to and from the game, who are a minimum of 18 years of age (the \"Entrant\"). If the Entrant is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian can claim the prize for the Entrant. Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \"Promotion Entities\"), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.



  1. PRIZE:

    Grand Prize: One (1) winners will receive [Two (2) Tickets, Lower Level Section 101, Row 19, Seats 4 and 5, to the 76ers v.s. the Golden State Warriors on Saturday March 2nd 2019] (approximate retail value or "ARV": $1,331.50)

    Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor's good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
       
    This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of The United States, given they can provide their own transportation, and the Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
       

    4. HOW TO ENTER:

Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online on Facebook by liking one (1), two (2), or all three (3) of our Facebook pages: SERVPRO of Upper Bucks (@SERVPROOfUpperBucks), SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton (@SERVPROppb), and SERVPRO of Germantown (@SERVPROofgermantown). By liking one of the three pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered once. If the Entrant likes two (2) of our pages, his/her name will be entered twice. If the Entrant likes all three (3) of our pages, the Entrant’s name will be entered three times. The Entrant can only enter the contest by liking one, two or all three of the pages listed. Liking any other Facebook pages not specified above including but not limited to, other SERVPRO Franchises, will not qualify for entry. There are no additional ways to enter the Sweepstakes.

If the Entrant “likes” one of the pages and then “unlikes” one or all of the pages, their entry will be disqualified and the Entrant’s name will be removed from the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes.
   

5. WINNER SELECTION:

The Winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted on Friday February 22, 2019 after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.


6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

Winner will be notified by Facebook Messenger and the Facebook email provided on the Entrant’s Facebook profile if one is provided approximately by the end of the day on Friday February 22, 2019 after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 24 hours of notification or else the prize will be forfeited and a second Winner will be chosen in the same regards.. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \"the Prize Claim Documents\"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.


7. PRIVACY:

Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at https://www.SERVPROupperbucks.com/privacy. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address (if provided by Facebook), your Facebook Profile and Messaging system and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.


8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes.

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes.
 

9. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER

A Facebook account may be required to enter. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook. By participating via the Facebook platform, participants are also subject to Facebook’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy and https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update.


10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:

To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to SERVPRO of Upper Bucks cc: The 76ers v.s. The Golden State Warriors Giveaway at 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944 or by email at marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than March 21, 2019 after the Promotion Period has ended. The winner will alsop be posted on all three of the Facebook accounts listed above in the “How To Enter” section. The winner will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.


11. SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR:

SERVPRO of Upper Bucks, 1501 W. Park Ave, Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com

SERVPRO of Pennypack/Bustleton, 9800 Ashton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com


SERVPRO of Germantown, 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144, marketingstaff@SERVPROupperbucks.com

Frozen Pipes!

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

With the weather continually dropping, frozen pipes become a concern that all homeowners should be aware of. Aside from the lack of running water, frozen pipes are dangerous because of their potential to burst. If they do burst it will create a larger ,more dangerous problem. Here are four signs that your pipes may have frozen:

  1. Low Temperature: Obviously the weather must drop down low enough for water to freeze. When the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit is when you should start to take precautions to avoid freezing pipes.
  2. Frost on the Pipes: This one may seem obvious as well but you should always be checking your pipes when it gets colder to ensure there is no frost accumulating.
  3. No Water is Coming Out of the Pipes: If the water from your faucet is running low, just dripping or is completely dry then your pipes may be frozen.
  4. Strange Smells: When a pipe is frozen there is nowhere for the odor to go other then back where it came from. This is why you may be smelling an odd smell from your drains when you have a frozen pipe.

Content by: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/how-to-tell-if-your-pipes-are-frozen-2124985

Board-Up Services!

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

After an emergency involving one's own property, whether it be a bad storm, fire or water damage, many properties need to be boarded up. Board ups are done to prevent the properties from incurring any further damage before the remediation process can begin. Board ups are one thing that should be left to the professionals. Most people are experiencing emotional trauma after an emergency involving their own property. By calling SERVPRO in for a board up, it relieves some of the stress and leaves our customers with time to deal with the accident on their own time.

Aside from the board up, we also can start the remediation and restoration process as soon as possible.  Our services are available 24/7 and we always have a crew on call ready to assist in emergency situations. Give us a call today at 215-848-8875.

An Inside Look in to Our Sponsorships

11/21/2018 (Permalink)

Some of our office staff helping serve lunch during the ABC Clay Shoot.

Our owners, Sean McCabe and Mike McGrory, are the first people to lend a hand and help sponsor groups in our community. Although most sponsorships consist of money or a check, they believe there is a greater value to gain out of these experiences. That is why in place of a check, they supply lunch, volunteers, and/ or supplies. Whether they are providing lunch during an event in the community or at one of the local chambers of commerce or association groups, they barbecue and cook everything from scratch! Some of the office staff will then come and help serve the food and run the event. This type of sponsorship leaves lasting impressions on people in a way that goes way beyond a monetary value. We build connections with people in our community while supplying them with the best lunch they have ever had! We aren’t just saying that either, everyone always raves about Sean and Mike’s cooking. We find great joy in being able to give back to our community and to the groups we are apart of.

Hydrating Heroes lll

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

This year SERVPRO of Germantown, along with other local SERVPRO Franchises, are hosting their 3rd annual Hydrating Heroes event at the Wells Fargo Center! This event celebrates the commitment of all of our First Responders and Community Heroes. What started out as a smaller event has grown tremendously over the past three years. So much that last year the event was moved to Lot C at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Hydrating Heroes is a tailgate event where breakfast is served, prizes are raffled away, and a multitude of cases of water are given away to the First Responder Community. Even though Hydrating Heroes is held in December of each year, we have heated tents to keep everyone warm!

Miller Keystones will also be back for a 3rd year as well hosting a blood drive on site.  This event is open to all First Responders and blood donors.

Please contact Sean McCabe at sean.mccabe@148response.com to RVSP.

Content and picture by: Sean McCabe from SERVPRO of Germantown

National Night Out Kicks Off Fire Department Carnival

8/3/2016 (Permalink)

National Night Out 2016

On the first Tuesday of every August, communities nationwide host block parties, carnivals and meet & greets alongside their local law enforcement.

Police officers from various local departments have the opportunity to promote healthy relationships with members of their communities as well as crime prevention and safety awareness.

This year, SERVPRO of Germantown joined in the fun by attending the main block party and carnival held at a community park. We showed our support for our officers by hosting a family-friendly craft, providing a safety flash-light give-a-way in addition to information on Emergency Readiness Plans and biohazard clean-up.

Here at SERVPRO of Germantown, we strongly value our first responders and strive to support them and our community in various ways such as: participation in community events, water bottle donations and volunteerism.