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Commercial Cleaning in Venango County, PA

12/6/2022 (Permalink)

someone wearing blue gloves and holding a broom SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can handle any job large or small. We specialize in fire and water cleaning and restoration!

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can handle any job large or small. We specialize in fire and water cleaning and restoration! We also specialize in general cleaning for your office or business. Whether or not you have suffered a loss we can deeply clean your space!

Here is a list of some of our cleaning specialties:

  • Ceiling, and wall cleaning
  • Carpet and hardwood cleaning
  • Window cleaning
  • Pressure washing
  • Content cleaning (furniture, drapes, etc.)

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is a leader in the industry. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 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!

Flood Prevention Tips for Commercial Buildings Pleasantville, PA

11/30/2022 (Permalink)

conference room flooded Small businesses have a high risk of not reopening after severe flood damage occurs.

Flood prevention for businesses in Pleasantville is so important. To prevent floods from occurring in small businesses is even more important. Small businesses have a high risk of not reopening after severe flood damage occurs. Due to this, it is extremely important that you have great flood insurance on your insurance policy. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties wants to keep you safe from negative consequences of a flood in the future. Below you will find some tips to follow to keep your business afloat when disaster strikes.

Flood Prevention Tips for Your Small Business

According to DisasterSafety.org, here are some of the most important tips to follow to prevent a flood from occurring:

  • Use flood resistant material.
  • Provide backup power.
  • Know the location of disconnect valves and cut-off points (gas, water, electricity).
  • Use high-quality urethane-based caulk to seal cracks and utility pipe penetrations.
  • Make sure the slope of the land directs water away from the building.

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!

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety in Crawford County

11/18/2022 (Permalink)

deep fryer turkey As we are gearing towards the season with the most home fires, it is important to plan for an unpredicted disaster.

As we are gearing towards the season with the most home fires, it is important to plan for an unpredicted disaster. According to the National Fire Protection Association, “Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires with more than three times the daily average for such incidents.” The leading cause of Thanksgiving fires stem from lack of attention to food on the stove and turkey fryers. The NFPA urges citizens to “Stay in the kitchen and focus on the food you are cooking on the stovetop.”  They also suggest that children stay out of the kitchen in case of fire, hot oil, knives, and hot stoves. Keep your family safe this holiday season.

If you or someone you know experiences a detrimental fire on the holidays, contact your local SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties for disaster relief. Call us at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website. We too, are homeowners of the area and want to make sure our community is taken care of.

Kitchen Ceiling Collapse in Crawford County

11/9/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen SERVPRO can make a collapsed kitchen ceiling look "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO was called to a home in Crawford County because the kitchen ceiling had collapsed.

After a thorough inspection by a structural engineer since there were no water leaks to be found, cleanup could begin, and a new ceiling installed.

As you can imagine, there was a huge mess to be cleaned. It took the SERVPRO crews one day to get the kitchen to look “Like it never even happened.” The process began with removing the debris, sweeping, washing surfaces and HEPA vacuum to name a few steps.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration. 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!

Can Water Damage be a Safety Hazard for Crawford Homeowners?

11/7/2022 (Permalink)

water on tile floor and woman walking If you experience a water damage emergency in your home, be extra cautious of slipping and falling!

We know water damage can be overwhelming. You’re worried about your possessions and the damage to your home. But you may need to be concerned for YOUR health and wellbeing in a water damage situation, too.

Here are some things you need to keep in mind when you have water damage in your Meadville home:

  • Electrical Hazards

Water and electricity do not mix well for you and your safety. When there’s water in your home, make sure you’re cautious and don’t use appliances in affected areas.

  • Slip and Fall Hazards

This may seem silly, but be cautious of slipping and falling when it comes to excess water. You don’t want to see a physical injury to go along with the damage water creates in your home.

  • Ceilings

If you see water damage on the ceiling, be extra careful. If your ceiling has water stains, the room above it has water damage, or the ceiling is sagging, stay out of the room. The last thing you need is to be in the room when your ceiling falls.

With all the complications and hazards with water damage, it’s best to call the professionals. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties has highly trained water restoration technicians ready to respond to any size disaster. Call us today at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website to get your home to preloss condition fast! 

How to Protect Your Home from Storm Damage in Crawford County

10/30/2022 (Permalink)

heavy rain and house gutter SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup.

We all know that by living in the Midwest, we are prone to storms no matter the time of year! We do not know, nor can we control when they come and go. However, we can control the preventative measures we take in order to prevent our homes from experiencing damage from the storm. Here are a few things you can do in order to prevent your home from being a victim to storm damage:

  • Remove Dead Wood
  • Trim Trees
  • Fix Loose Siding 
  • Inspect your Roof Annually/ Replace Missing or Damaged Shingles
  • Pack Up/Secure Outdoor Furniture
  • Clean Gutters Regularly
  • Check Sump Pump
  • Always Have a Spare Generator 

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!

Top 5 Overlooked Places Mold Grows in Crawford County

10/21/2022 (Permalink)

person looking at mold on wall If you suspect you may have mold, call the experts at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties.

Although we usually equate mold to dark and damp basements, mold is insidious and can grow in places you least expect it. Mold can grow exponentially within 24 hours of being exposed to moisture and spread quickly. Below are some common places mold forms that you may not be aware:

Under Your Refrigerator

The spaces behind and under your fridge rarely see the light of day. Even a small leak can lead to a huge mold problem. Make sure to clean all water lines and drip pans and clean behind and underneath your refrigerator regularly.

Chimneys

Brick crevices can collect water, dirt, and other debris. Rusted chimney caps and faulty flashing can let in rain and snow. Replace rusted caps and fix flashing to help decrease the likelihood of mold. Additionally, getting your chimney swept by a professional at least once a year can help lower your chances of mold. If you have already discovered mold, a licensed mold specialist can remove it for you.

Front-Loading Washing Machines

Front-loading washing machines are great but can be a potential home for mold. The gasket on the door often stays wet because the door is usually closed when not in use. It is best to wipe the gasket and glass dry before shutting the door. If you spot mold, run a hot water cycle with some chlorine bleach and no clothes to kill the fungi. Even top loading washing machines can accumulate moisture and form mold. Make sure to check behind and underneath your washer and dryer regularly to make sure there is no extra moisture or leaks. Always clean out your lint tray to prevent a fire hazard.

Window Seals

When it rains, condensation accumulates, and moisture is left behind long after the rain has stopped. This provides a perfect nesting spot for mold to settle in. After heavy rains, open your windows and wipe the moisture off the windowsills. Replace any broken seals if you notice water has leaked into the wood and walls.

Air Conditioners

Air conditioning units trap dust and pollen and grab moisture from the air. If you don’t run your AC unit at least once every 24 hours, warm weather humidity gives mold a chance to grow. If mold grows in your air conditioning unit, you will need a mold specialist to come and clean it out.

If you suspect you may have mold, call the experts at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties. We can handle any situation, large or small, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Give us a call at (814) 350-7651 or visit our Website!

Commercial Building Services for Crawford County

10/14/2022 (Permalink)

commercial building plaza If you own a brick-and-mortar commercial business, you are familiar with all the different types of building services you may encounter.

If you own a brick-and-mortar commercial business, you are familiar with all the different types of building services you may encounter. Some services you may need includes,

  • Board Up
  • Drywall Installation
  • Drywall Removal
  • Painting
  • Roofing Services
  • Hardwood, Linoleum, Marble, and Tile Floor Repair
  • Plumbing and more!

Why Call SERVPRO for Building Services?

When your home or business has been damaged by fire, water, or storm damage, the immediate concern should be temporary protective measures such as placing roof tarps to prevent additional damage and boarding up to secure the building and remove water and debris. After protecting and securing the structure, professionals at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can begin the restoration process. Your home or business may need reconstruction work to get your property back to its preloss condition. The professionals at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties can simplify the restoration process by handling both the initial damage mitigation and rebuilding the affected areas.

SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is always Here to Help, 24/7. If you are in need of fire or water restoration, give us a call at (814) 350-7651  for immediate assistance, or visit our Website.

SERVPRO Removes Smoke Odor

10/4/2022 (Permalink)

person around a bonfire The smell of smoke is strong and can linger on materials for a long time.

Have you ever sat around a campfire and then forgotten to wash your sweatshirt until a week or two later? You pull it out of the laundry and can still smell the campfire smoke on it? The smell of smoke is strong and can linger on materials for a long time.

Now imagine that smell on a larger scale…cleaning up after a fire in your home or business can be a daunting task. Smoke rises, which can cause odors to linger in your home or attic long after the fire has been put out. But the good news is, the team at SERVPRO of West Erie County is experienced and ready to help at a moment’s notice.

How will SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties remove the smoke odor?

  1. First, they will remove any smoke infected insulation and materials. Most attics have a large amount of insulation in the walls. The insulation makes the smoke smell stronger and keeps it lingering around because it traps the smell.
  2. Then, they will clean the space with SERVPRO’s green chemicals and specialized cleaning technology.
  3. Lastly, they will spray any wooden structures or beams with a specialized spray. The spray is a sealant that will lock in any remaining fire containments so they will not spread the smell any longer.
  4. Additionally, any other restorable contents will be professionally cleaned and deodorized to preloss condition. This can include anything from electronics, kitchen items, art, bedding, and wood furniture.

Visit our Website for tips on what to do before help arrives, what to do after a fire, and what not to do.  SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties is professionally trained in restoring fire damage and removing smoke odor. Call SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties today, (814) 350-7651.

3 Main Causes of a Fire in Your Venango Home

9/30/2022 (Permalink)

fire House fires are detrimental and cause an immense amount of stress and worry.

House fires are detrimental and cause an immense amount of stress and worry. From the costs that come with this disaster to the loss of treasured belongings, the situation is not easy. Your whole life can change because of a small and simple mistake that was made. Here at SERVPRO Team Dobson, we want to make sure you are aware of the 3 main causes of a fire in your home. Having the knowledge of what causes a fire helps you to take action to help prevent a fire in the future. Here are the three main causes of a house fire:

  • Cooking - Cooking in chaos can cause fires. Never leave dish towels or anything flammable on the stove. When cooking, never leave the room and keep a close eye on what is cooking.
  • Candles - Never leave a candle in a room unattended. Keep candles away from flammable objects.
  • Heating - Be aware when using portable heaters. These heaters are easily flammable if tipped over or left on too long.

SERVPRO of Crawford and Northeast 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!