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May is National Building Safety Month

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Building Safety Month is an initiative of the International Code Council (ICC). Hosting over 64,000 members worldwide, the ICC and their partners bring education and awareness to insurance and commercial property professionals as well as the general public. Their goal is always the same; to provide safe, resilient, affordable and energy efficient homes and buildings. In the US, each area of the country tends to have different weather situations that primarily affect them.  California is known for it's wild fires and mudslides.  Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and the Carolina's are known for hurricanes. The Mid-west, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas and known as "Tornado Alley" Armed with this knowledge, when you purchase or begin construction of a new building, you have better ideas to keep everyone who works or lives in them safe. 

Residuals

4/25/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that SERVPRO of Pottstown/Souderton is the local company you can call to handle any type of disaster and cleanup? It's true. We are certified professionals who handle the clean up after any and all types of crime scenes. Methamphetamine labs, arson, vandalism, even bloodborne pathogens and homicides. We are knowledgeable and trained to properly dispose of all of these hazardous materials. Any exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health risks for the general public. SERVPRO has the necessary safety equipment needed to be able to do the job correctly.  We employ personal protective equipment, primarily Tyvec suits and respirators when dealing with these situations. We hope you never find yourself in this position, but if you do, give us a call. 610-327-9644. SERVPRO cares. 

SERVPRO, it's who we are!

3/22/2019 (Permalink)

Every morning on your way to work, you pass by a local SERVPRO franchise building. You see the green trucks and you know the name, but is it that SERVPRO does? Well, we are an emergency management company that handles the cleanup after any type of issue, be it a large loss or just a minor inconvenience. We are the people you want to call if you sump pump fails and you have water in your basement. Or maybe you had a fire and it destroyed part of your home. Perhaps you're just looking to have your carpets cleaned for the holidays. We strive to provide the best service to anyone no matter how big or small. Call us, we're available 24/7 and we're local! 610-327-9644

Spring thaw

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

As we head into spring, we tend to get excited when we think of longer days with more daylight and the fragrant smell of fresh blooming flowers and trees. Baseball season starts, kids play outside longer and we enjoy the warmer temps. Now is the perfect time to call your local SERVPRO franchise and schedule a complete and thorough cleaning of your HVAC system. 610-327-9644  The system has been sitting, closed up all winter and you will want to have the ducts cleaned and the unit itself serviced. Bacteria, dust, pollen and a host of other things could have built up in the ducts over the season. in order to avoid a horrible experience for any customers that suffer from allergies, call us today. SERVPRO cares. 

One phone call to the pro's.

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is the industry leader in fire and water cleanup and restoration. SERVPRO's are multi faceted franchises that not only do Water and Fire mitigation but also Mold remediation and abatement, bio-hazard cleanup and general cleaning. We do everything from cleaning carpets to sewer backups to mold removal and any type of bodily fluid cleaning.  You just never know what situation you may find yourself in and we are highly trained professionals who can handle every case with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism. We pride ourselves on doing the job correctly and safely the first time. We are here in your local community and we're available to you any time day or night. Please give us a call at 610-327-9644.

ERP - What are they and how do they help?

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

50% of businesses may never reopen following a disaster...don't be one of them. Do you have a plan?  How quickly can your company get back to "business as usual" if a disaster strikes?  Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise and set up an ERP-Emergency Ready Program.  The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business including: Emergency Contact info, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this info at any time. The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. 

Contact your local SERVPRO franchise 610-327-9644 or on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/SERVPROofpottstown/souderton

Sprinkler system failure

5/7/2018 (Permalink)

When you own and operate a business, you have a responsibility to always protect your employees and clients. One of the ways this is accomplished is by installing a sprinkler system in case of a fire. For the most part, sprinklers are the best defense against the fire allowing precious moments for people to escape until the fire department can get on sight and begin their work. But what happens when the sprinkler system malfunctions? This is exactly the case that this picture shows. There was a software glitch that set off the sprinkler system overnight. Thankfully, no one was in the building at the time and there were no reported injuries. As you can see, the ceiling itself, collapsed under the weight from the built up water. 

SERVPRO cares, always.

3/30/2018 (Permalink)

We at SERVPRO are confident in saying that we have seen it all, however, sometimes even we get a little surprised. We just recently finished a biohazard clean up job in a hearse. Yes, a hearse. They were transporting a body from one funeral home to another and something caused a leak. Bodily fluids along with embalming fluid and other things seeped out of the bag and all through the vehicle.  The customer attempted to mitigate the situation themselves using bleach but the odor was still evident and it wasn't truly clean and safe. There are so many toxins involved when you are dealing with something like this.  It may never happen again, and we certainly hope it won't, but if it does, we're prepared. Should you find yourself in need of any of our services, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via phone at 610-327-9644 SERVPRO of Pottstown/Souderton or online at www.Facebook.com/SERVPROpottstownsouderton

Spring cleaning

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

Spring officially starts today. We've all heard the term "Spring Cleaning" but it means something different to everyone. For some, it's going through the closets and donating clothing to charities. For others, it's cleaning the house from top to bottom; wiping down the baseboards, opening the windows to let the house air out from being closed up all winter, having your carpets professionally cleaned. At SERVPRO of Pottstown/Souderton, it's all of those plus answering the call to clean HVAC units.  Bacteria can form in the units themselves and if not cleaned properly can begin to grow mold.  When you first turn on the unit, sometimes you can actually get an odor.  That odor can be mildew, mold or just bacteria overgrowth. Give us a call and we can come check it out! Reach out to us at 610-327-9644 or online at www.Facebook.com/SERVPROpottstownsouderton

Who are we and what do we do?

3/17/2018 (Permalink)

Think SERVPRO is just Fire and Water mitigation; think again.  We are a multi faceted company that not only does Water and Fire mitigation but also Mold remediation and abatement, bio-hazard cleanup and general cleaning. We do everything from cleaning carpets to sewer backups to mold removal and any type of bodily fluid cleaning.  You just never know what situation you may find yourself in and we are highly trained professionals who can handle every case with the highest of integrity and professionalism. We pride ourselves on doing the job correctly and safely the first time. We are here in your local community and we're available to you any time day or night. Please give us a call at 610-327-9644 or reach out to us online at www.Facebook.com/SERVPROpottstownsouderton

Accidents happen

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Imagine you are part of a janitorial staff and you are brand new to the jobsite and this is a new commercial account for the company. You use a sink on the 2nd floor of the building to fill your bucket using a hose extension and then forget to turn the faucet off. Water has been running now for over 5 hours. You attempt to rectify the situation but it's too big of an area for your little fans that you bought with you. What do you do? Well, you start by apologizing and then you call SERVPRO to come in and mitigate the water. SERVPRO is also onsite to do the reconstruction. There truly is no job to big or small for us to handle. If you find yourself in need of our services, please reach out to us at 610-327-9644 or online at www.Facebook.com/SERVPROpottstownsouderton

If disaster strikes your business, are you prepared?

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Do you have a plan?  How quickly can your company get back to "business as usual" if a disaster strikes?  Contact your local SERVPRO Franchise and set up an ERP-Emergency Ready Program.  Having this plan in place will minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in place for your facility. The ERP is a comprehensive document containing critical information about your business including: Emergency Contact info, Shut-off Valve Locations and Priority Areas. The ERP is also accessible online; download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to access this info at any time. The ERP establishes your local SERVPRO Franchise as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. Knowing what to do and who to call in advance is key to quick response and timely mitigation. Having a plan in place may help minimize the amount of time that your business is inactive and get you back in the building. 

50% of businesses may never reopen following a disaster...don't be one of them. Contact your local SERVPRO franchise 610-327-9644 or get us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/SERVPROofpottstown/souderton