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Emergency Storm Tips

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

It seems as if storm season never quite leaves Pennsylvania. As the thunderstorms roll away with the heat, winter’s ice and snow fall quicker than the leaves of autumn.

And with winter storms, come the hassle of house and business damage. From frozen pipes and water damage to ice dams and roof damage, tis the season to make sure you and your property are the most prepared to handle any possible emergency situation.

But no matter the season, it’s always best to be prepared, and just remember SERVPRO of Wyomissing has your back with some emergency storm tips:

  1. Contact your insurance company immediately, and a local restoration company soon after. Because if you’re house is damaged by a storm, it is more than likely that your neighbors maybe experiencing the same problems.
  1. Survey your house for other affected areas. You may be distracted by a bigger issue that needs immediate attention, but if you fail to find other damage, like leaks, cracks, mold, etc. then you’ll be plagued with reoccurring issues during every freak storm of the season.
  1. Before help arrives, mitigate as much as possible, while staying SAFE! Board areas of your house up, and move items to a dry place if possible. But always, always remember, if you have any doubt leave it to the professionals.

No matter the situation, the best way to handle a storm damage situation is to remain calm and keep safe.

Call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610) 208-0300 for your storm damage needs and questions!

What Services Does SERVPRO of Wyomissing Offer?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

We probably offer more services than you can even imagine!

SERVPRO of Wyomissing offers a helping hand across a wide range of jobs within both the restoration and cleaning industries.

Our restoration resume includes:

  • Everything involving fire, including fire, smoke and soot.
  • We’re always ready for water removal with our dehumidifiers.
  • SERVPRO of Wyomissing fights mold like no other company with our top-notch mitigation and remediation services. Unfortunately, we do not test for mold though. But call us anyways, to get our recommendations for local testing sites!
  • We respond with diligence during catastrophic storms.
  • We also offer a contents claim inventory service.

 Our cleaning resume includes:

  • We are available to clean any unfortunate biohazard, crime scene or vandalism situation.
  • Everything involving house decor, including carpets, upholstery, drapes and blinds.
  • SERVPRO of Wyomissing can also hit all the hard to reach places too!
  • And we have your ceilings, walls and hard floors scrubbed, dried and cleaned the way you need.

Call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610) 208-0300 today to get started!

Emergency Contaminated Water Damage Tips

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

Until SERVPRO of Wyomissing arrives, these emergency tips will help you take the most effective action in keeping yourself safe and preserving your belongings and property.

Please follow these tips to help reduce damage and increase the chances of a successful restoration after contaminated water damage occurs:

  • If sewage is the contaminator, do your best to avoid all contact with the sewage and items that have come in contact.
  • If you do happen to touch any contaminated items, immediately wash your hands thoroughly after contact with contaminated items.
  • Avoid spreading the contaminated water by walking unnecessarily on damaged or water logged areas.
  • Do not turn on the HVAC system if there is a possibility of spreading contaminated air.
  • Avoid using household fans to dry the structure and spread contaminants.

Remember, if you are ever exposed to harmful waste, it is strongly recommended by OSHA to have a post-exposure medical evaluation.

And of course, in the time of any emergency call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610)208-0300!

Why You Need SERVPRO’S Emergency Ready Profile Today!

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyomissing is calling all local businesses to get their Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) set up today to be prepared with an emergency ready plan in the future!

But first, what is an ERP? An Emergency Ready Profile is a plan of action created by a business in preparation for any emergency that may come its way. Doing this ensures that both you and SERVPRO are ready to minimize any interruptions or damages to your business caused by disasters. SERVPRO of Wyomissing wants to team up with all local businesses to create an ERP, and keep Wyomissing bustling with your local products and services!

Still not sold? Did you know that after a disaster strikes a business, that business only has a 50 percent of survival? SERVPRO does not want to roll the dice, and you shouldn't risk it either. An ERP can help you protect your business, community and self by creating security before and taking action immediately after disaster strikes. 

Here are the advantages:

  • Making an ERP comes at no extra cost to you and your business!
  • A concise profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • Establishes SERVPRO of Wyomissing as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.

Call SERVPRO of Wyomissing at (610) 208-0300 today to get started!

Emergency Mold Damage Tips

6/24/2020 (Permalink)

Here are some IMPORTANT do’s and don’ts of defending against mold growth in your home or business that will keep you safe, and make SERVPRO’s job easier  to make your property “Like it never even happened.”

First things first: Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth, which can be visible in as little as 24 to 48 hours under certain conditions.

  1. Keep the humidity between 30 to 60 percent.
  2. Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building, and perform necessary maintenance.
  3. Provide for proper drainage away from building foundations.
  4. Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
  5. Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  6. Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.
  7. Do not spray bleach on mold to solve the problem. The water in the bleach feeds the mold!
  8. Contact SERVPRO of Wyomissing for assistance after a water damage or if you have any questions about mold remediation at (610)208-0300.

Emergency Fire Damage Tips

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

Here are some IMPORTANT dos and don’ts of dealing with fire damage that will keep you safe, and make SERVPRO’s job easier to make your property “Like it never even happened.”

  1. Limit movement in the home to prevent further damage. We know it may be tempting to take care of your possessions, your home, your business, whatever it may be, but SERVPRO will respond quickly and efficiently so you don’t need to expose yourself to any unsafe conditions or accidents.
  1. Place dry, colorfast towels or old linens on carpeted traffic areas to prevent more soiling.
  1. If electricity is off, empty freezer and refrigerator and prop doors open.
  1. Wipe soot from chrome on faucets and appliances then protect with a light coating of lubricant.
  1. Do not attempt to wash any walls or painted surfaces without first contacting a SERVPRO Franchise Professional.
  1. Do not attempt to clean any electrical appliances that may have been close to fire or water without consulting a repair service.

If you have any questions or an urge to clean, repair or remove something yourself please call SERVPRO of Wyomissing first at (610)208-0300.

Does your business need an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP)?

4/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyomissing has experience mitigating property damaged by fire, water, sewage, mold and smoke. Through countless years on the job, we’ve discovered businesses that do not have an emergency plan in place, prior to a disaster, sustain much greater losses, and as a result, are out of business for far longer.

Avoid this loss AND headache by downloading the SERVPRO app. SERVPRO of Wyomissing is just a click away!

By developing a SERVPRO ERP for your business, you minimize business interruption. Knowing what to do, who to call and what to expect in advance is the key to getting your business booming again.

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile includes:

  • The responsibility of SERVPRO of Wyomissing as your disaster mitigation provider
  • A no-cost assessment of your facility
  •  A document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency, such as actual photos of water shut-off valve locations, gas shut-off valve locations, electric panels, HVAC systems, major utilities, priority areas, etc.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster
  • A contact list for the line of command for authorizing work

Give us a call today! Our ERP specialist, Rodney, will gladly come to discuss your individualized emergency plan for your business.  Let's get started! 

Water Damage 101

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO of Wyomissing, we know reaction time is EVERYTHING! Is your home or business being threatened by water damage, like a pipe bursting? This is the timeframe of what will happen in the course of minutes, days and weeks if you don’t call us to handle your water emergency:

Within Minutes:

  • Water spreads throughout the property and saturates all surfaces
  • Water absorbs into carpets, walls, etc.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed

1-2 Hours:

  • Water begins to wick up the drywall
  • Furniture begins to warp and crack
  • Musty odor appears

2 Days – 1 Week:

  • Mold may begin to grow
  • Doors, windows etc. begin to swell and warp
  • Hardwood flooring begins to cup, buckle or rise
  • Tile may begin to crack
  • Vinyl flooring will begin to curl

More Than 1 Week:

  • MOLD
  • Demolition is required
  • Mitigation and repair costs increase dramatically
  • Serious health risk may become an issue

If your home or business sustained water damage DON’T wait.  Call your SERVPRO team right away at 610-208-0300. Pick up the phone and consider us ON THE WAY!!

The SERVPRO of Wyomissing Story

3/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wyomissing opened its doors in May 2010 under the leadership of Peter Bruni and Michele McEntee. Pete saw great opportunity with the SERVPRO of Wyomissing franchise to expand his resume that was already filled with real estate, plumbing, and electrical expertise. He employed his best friend Michele to be his partner because of her own work credentials, her dedication and sympathy for people and her commitment to Pete’s vision for the Wyomissing community. The two friends had an understanding and commitment to each other to serve the Wyomissing community, and to leave a legacy for Pete’s family once they realized Pete’s health was in jeopardy. Unfortunately, the Bruni family, SERVPRO and the greater Wyomissing area lost Pete in 2016.

Since then, Michele continues to lead SERVPRO of Wyomissing with Pete’s continued support and the help of Rodney, Michele’s right hand man. Rodney grew up in the Wyomissing area, and continues to grow under the SERVPRO umbrella. For Rodney, “SERVPRO is family.”

SERVPRO of Wyomissing is way more than just your local fire and water restoration company, it’s all about honor, respect and friendship more than anything else.

How To Spot Water Damage In Your Commercial Building

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

As a business owner or a property manager, you’re busy with a million things happening at once. But it’s important to recognize when water infiltrates your commercial property because the longer a leak lasts, the more damage it does. Time is crucial in tackling water damage. 

Cracking

Cracking of paint or wallpaper under the pressure of a leak is one of the most common and easiest to spot signs of water damage. This happens once water has leaked past the mortar joints. 

Musty Odors

Do you know that mildewy smell that comes with dark and damp spaces? This is often a sign that water has made it past the exterior of your property. If you find mold or mildew growing anywhere on your premise be sure to call a professional service like SERVPRO of Wyomissing. 

Rust Staining

Rust staining is a sign of water damage in concrete structures where red rust becomes visible on a lighter surface. This is a late-sign for water damage as it means that the water has penetrated the steel foundation. Be mindful that steel expands as it rusts. 

Watching out for these signs will keep water from damaging your building any further, and causing potential  disaster. 

At SERVPRO of Wyomissing, we are here to help you with your commercial property so you don’t have to worry about what happens when water leaks into your building. We can always make it "Like it never even happened."