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Spring Weather - What to Expect in Farrell, PA

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

different types of weather Spring weather is very unpredictable, especially in Western Pennsylvania.

Spring weather is very unpredictable, especially in Western Pennsylvania. One day the weather can be warm and sunny, and the next can be rainy and cold. Due to the extreme changes in weather in such a brief period, this creates the perfect recipe for a weather disaster. Planning makes sense; prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they highly likely will. Below are ways the CDC provides to prepare for spring weather. Keep an emergency kit with:

  • A battery-operated flashlight, a battery-operated NOAA Weather Radio, and extra batteries for both
  • An emergency evacuation or shelter plan, including a map of your home and, for every type of severe weather emergency, routes to safety from each room
  • A list of important personal information
  • A first aid kit
  • A 3–5-day supply of bottled water and nonperishable food
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

SERVPRO of Mercer County is a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are available 24/7 to assist you when you need it most. We are Here to Help, make sure to call us at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website!

Storm Damage Cleanup in Mercer, PA

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

flooded living room A weak spot in the home's structure allowed puddles of water into the basement of the home, causing mild damage to the homeowner's contents.

This flooded basement in Mercer, PA was the result of heavy rainfall in the area. A weak spot in the home's structure allowed puddles of water into the basement of the home, causing mild damage to the homeowner's contents. Notice in the before picture how some of the boxes have watermark stains from meeting the rain. Luckily, our team was called to the job and able to assist the anxious homeowners in their restoration process.

Our process includes:

  • Water Inspection
  • Water Extraction/Removal
  • Drying and De-humidification
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Restoration

In this way we can customize a unique, and industry-proven plan for each disaster and make it, "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Mercer County is a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (724) 704-8939 or visit us on our Website!

Residential Storm Cleanup Services in Mercer County, PA

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

fans drying out floor It is important to get walls, contents and floors completely dry as soon as possible to prevent further damage to them as well as mold growth.

This Flooded Basement in Hermitage, PA was the result of a sewage line break that followed a severe thunderstorm. In the before picturing you can see the sewage contents on the basement floor of the residence. The storm occurred in the middle of the night and the homeowners were shocked by our ability to get to their disaster quickly. Our team arrived and began extracting the contaminated water immediately. Then, the process for sanitizing began. In the after picture, you can see that the basement was restored to its pre-storm condition. The homeowners were very appreciative of our swift response and solution.

We are always quick to the scene to help eliminate further damage that can be done. It is important to get walls, contents and floors completely dry as soon as possible to prevent further damage to them as well as mold growth.

SERVPRO of Mercer County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

5 Tips to Keep Your Greenville Commercial Building Secure

1/25/2022 (Permalink)

Locked metal door. If you are running a business with valuable belongings inside, it is best to make sure you have best safety practices.

Security is so important when it comes to your commercial building. If you are running a business with valuable belongings inside, it is best to make sure you have best safety practices. There are many things to look for to make sure you are keeping your building secure. Below are a few things you can look out for to keep your building and belongings safe.

How to Keep Your Building Safe

Many times, it is difficult to think of what else you can do to keep your building safe. We are to share some tips from American Family Insurance to help you get back on track:

  • Install smart locks that open doors remotely.
  • Install security cameras and motion sensors around all entry points.
  • Secure all access points: skylights, doors, and windows.
  • Visit your commercial property weekly.
  • Register your security system with local authorities.

SERVPRO of Mercer County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

How to Prepare Your Hermitage, PA Home for a Winter Storm

12/17/2021 (Permalink)

Yellow sign reading "Winter Storm" with snow blowing. Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, icy roads, power losses, and loss of communication services.

Winter storms can bring cold temperatures, icy roads, power losses, and loss of communication services. To keep your home and family safe this winter, it’s important to prepare before a storm hits. Here are some tips to help you prepare your Hermitage, PA home for a winter storm:

  • Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls to help prevent freezing and bursting.
  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Insulate walls and attic.
  • Repair any roof leaks and cut away tree branches that could fall onto your home.
  • Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside.
  • Have your chimney or flue inspected every year.
  • Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector. Make sure to test them monthly and replace the batteries twice a year.
  • If you use a wood stove, fireplace, or kerosene heater, keep a fire extinguisher nearby and keep all fuel-burning equipment vented outside.
  • Have your furnace system and vents checked and cleaned each winter.
  • For older adults, keep an easy-to-read thermometer inside the home and check it often during winter months.

If a winter storm damages your home in any way, or if you would like to have your vents cleaned, SERVPRO of Mercer County is ready to respond. We are locally owned and operated, so our team knows to be prepared for an increase in calls when a winter storm hits our area. Our quick response will help prevent secondary damage and help reduce restoration costs.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - even on holidays. Give us a call today at (724) 704-8939, or visit our Website!

Commercial Cleaning in Reynolds Heights, PA

12/15/2021 (Permalink)

Floor cleaning machine. SERVPRO of Mercer County can handle any job large or small.

SERVPRO of Mercer County 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 brief list 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 Mercer County 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 Mercer County can help you after a disaster or if you have any questions at all, call us at  (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Be Prepared for Melting Ice in West Middlesex, PA

12/11/2021 (Permalink)

Melting snow on grass. Melting snow and ice can cause damage to your home or business if not taken care of appropriately.

Oftentimes during winter, we cannot wait for Spring to come. We look forward to the snow and ice melting away and for sunnier days ahead. However, there is one precaution that should be taken before Spring comes. Melting snow and ice can cause damage to your home or business if not taken care of appropriately. The most likely area to flood from melting snow and ice is your basement and crawl spaces: how can this be avoided?

Avoid Flooding from Melting Snow and Ice

Here is what you can do according to StaySafe.org to prevent your basement from flooding in your home:

  • Seal up cracks: Water enters the home by coming through the cracks in the walls and foundations of your home. By simply carrying out an inspection of your external walls, you will be able to identify if you have any cracks. If the cracks are small, then it is an easy job to seal them up.
  • Invest in a sump pump: A sump pump is the best way to remove water in an emergency. It is recommended that you invest in a sump pump and test it regularly to make sure it works.
  • Clear away snow: One of the main reasons that basements flood in the spring is due to snow build-up around the home.

For more information on how SERVPRO of Mercer County can help you after a disaster, call us at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!

Thawing Frozen Pipes in Greenville, PA

12/3/2021 (Permalink)

Frozen pipe with ice on it. Pipe freezing is a problem because the frozen water in the pipes causes the pipe to expand which can cause cracks to form in the pipe.

Learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing. Pipe freezing is a problem because the frozen water in the pipes causes the pipe to expand which can cause cracks to form in the pipe. When the water finally begins to thaw, most likely there are cracks in the pipes that then cause it to leak and cause water damage. Let’s learn how to prevent water pipes from freezing!

How to Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing

Redcross.org says,

  • Drain water from the swimming pool and water sprinkler supply lines.
  • Remove, drain, and store hoses used outdoors.
  • Add insulation to attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Check around the home for other areas where water supply lines are in unheated areas. Look in the garage, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Both hot and cold-water pipes in these areas should be insulated.
  • Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a "pipe sleeve" or installing UL-listed "heat tape," "heat cable," or similar materials on exposed water pipes.

Follow these tips for the best results in your home this winter!

SERVPRO of Mercer County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Watch Out for Snow Squalls in Sharon, PA

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Snow on the road. When experiencing a snow squall, it is important to watch out for dangers of driving.

Most people from Western PA are familiar with winter storms such as blizzards, ice storms, and lake effect storms. However, there is one type of winter storm you may never have heard of until now. According to NOAA.gov, “Snow Squalls are brief, intense snow showers accompanied by strong, gusty winds. Accumulation may be significant. Snow squalls are best known in the Great Lakes region.”

When experiencing a snow squall, it is important to watch out for dangers of driving. Visibility in driving can quickly reduce and cause a higher chance of an accident. Weather.gov states, “The combination of quick reductions in visibilities and sudden slick conditions on roadways can often lead to high-speed wrecks, pileups, and subsequently injuries and fatalities. There is also a high economic impact as interstates can be shut down for hours.” It may be best to stay home when you can detect snow is heading your way. During the wintertime, be sure to check the weather daily to avoid getting caught in a storm.

SERVPRO of Mercer County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

What to Do When There’s Mold in Your Sandy Lake Business

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on wall. Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call  SERVPRO of Mercer County, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Mercer County can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Mercer County training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

SERVPRO of Mercer County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!