Recent Commercial Posts

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!

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!

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!

Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Hermitage Business

11/5/2021 (Permalink)

Autumn leaves on a roof and collecting in the gutter Fallen leaves and other debris in gutters and downspouts can lead to water damage to exterior and interior walls of a building

When the temperatures drop, it’s a great time to revisit the ways you can prevent water damage in your Hermitage business.  Water damage in your commercial building may not only prevent you from doing business but can also put the health and safety of your employees at risk. The moment you spot signs of commercial water damage, it’s important to act immediately. Here are some tips to reduce the risk of water damage to your home or business:

Prevent pipes from freezing

When temperatures drop, especially at night, exposed pipes are vulnerable to freezing. Water inside a poorly insulated pipe can freeze, which creates pressure and ultimately causes the pipe to burst. This can lead to flooding and structural damage. The best way to prevent frozen pipes is to make sure they are insulated. Pipe insulation can be found at most hardware stores, and the more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.

Another way to prevent pipes from freezing is to keep an eye on your business’ thermostat. The thermostat should never be set lower than 50 degrees – even on weekends or when the building is vacant. Also, regularly replace batteries in thermostats to ensure they are working properly.

Inspect gutters and drainage

Fallen leaves and other debris in gutters and downspouts can lead to water damage to exterior and interior walls of a building. Regularly inspect your building’s gutters, downspouts, and drainage system and remove any debris. Additionally, have gutters professionally cleaned on a regular basis.

Keep your roof clear

It’s important to regularly remove snow and ice from your business’ roof to prevent damage. Snow and ice on your business’ roof can weaken roofing materials and create “ice dams,” which prevent snow and ice from draining properly. Also, be aware of your roof’s weight limits, and periodically check to ensure that snow and ice accumulation aren’t exceeding those limits.

Locate your shut off valve

If a pipe breaks, you will need to act quickly to mitigate damage. It is crucial to know the location of the main shut-off valve for your building’s water supply so you can temporarily cut the flow of water to the building when necessary. This will prevent flooding until you are able to fix the problem.

Seal cracks and gaps

To prevent cold air from getting in and warm air from getting out, ensure any cracks, holes, or other gaps in your building’s foundation and exterior are sealed. Use caulk, weather stripping, and other sealants to make your building more energy efficient and reduce the risk of freezing pipes.

Keep track of valuable items

It’s beneficial to know the value of items in your building, which will help you replace them in the event of a water loss. If there is a risk of flooding, move valuable items from the floor, as long as you don’t put yourself at risk.  

Protect your business with insurance

In the event of water or freezing damage, the details of your insurance coverage matter. Many commercial property insurance policies cover the cost of pipe breakage but not damage from flooding, groundwater, and backed-up sewer lines. For adequate protection, you can ask your insurer to add a rider to your policy to extend coverage to hazards that are normally excluded.

Get an Emergency Ready Profile

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a FREE service to improve your business’ preparedness in the event of a disaster. An Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) is a plan and guide to the ins and outs of your facility which contains critical information needed in the event of an emergency, including the location of shut off valves, current vendors and their contacts, and much more. If a fire or flood were to occur to your facility – you, your staff, and emergency personnel save time by acting instead of panicking.  This helps you as a business owner by minimizing interruption and associated loss of revenue. All at NO COST to you!

When fire or water damage strikes your business, you need professional help to get your property back to business. Every hour spent cleaning and restoring is lost revenue and productivity. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the training, experience, and equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call for your free Emergency Ready Profile, or if you experience water or fire damage to your business. 724-704-8939

Have You Found Mold in Your Sandy Lake Business?

10/28/2021 (Permalink)

A peron in PPE scrubbing mold off of a wall Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated.

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present possibly serious health effects 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.

How You Can Keep Your Pet Safe

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. Listed below are some of our capabilities:

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

SERVPRO of Mercer County is always Here to Help. If your home or business experiences a fire disaster, give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Why Your Commercial Business in Sharon Should Be Sanitized?

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

A person in PPE spraying for COVID When cleaning and disinfecting surfaces for COVID-19, it is important to allow open air flow and protective equipment.

There is a difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning is when you wipe germs from surfaces and disinfecting is when you clean germs from surfaces at a deeper level. Cleaning daily in your commercial business is important to keep the spread of germs at a minimum. This will prevent the staff from getting sick. For example, COVID-19 prevention does not require cleaning, but it requires disinfecting. In this case, if you experience someone who has or had COVID-19, you can clean and disinfect on your own or hire a professional.

How to Properly Clean and Disinfect Surfaces 

When cleaning and disinfecting surfaces for COVID-19, it is important to allow open air flow and protective equipment. If you are able, open doors and windows and wear a mask and gloves. This will help reduce the chances of the virus being passed onto you. Now you can begin cleaning and disinfecting. So, what products should you be using to disinfect? Here is a List of products you can use. To stay safe and properly use most products, you should thoroughly wipe down surfaces. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the knowledge and skill to use a fogger properly and effectively.

SERVPRO of Mercer County has the expertise and resources to assist your business for cleaning and disinfecting. If you would like to have your business professionally cleaned for peace of mind give us a call at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website!

Commercial Mold Remediation in Greenville, PA

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Picture is of two men on ladders painting a commercial ceiling white. Every hour spent cleaning up mold is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

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.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

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

Intrusion of water or place of business can result in mold growth. Although mold spores are normally present in most environments, mold spores may grow and multiply if moisture levels and humidity are not returned to normal levels. Mold can produce allergens and irritants and has the potential to cause other health problems. Mold can spread quickly through your Hermitage home or business in as little as 48 hours. If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect, test and assess your property. Our Indoor Air Quality Professionals will evaluate the quality of air inside your property for the presence of mold. If mold is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation and make it, "Like it never even happened."

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Have a Mold Problem? Call SERVPRO of Mercer County Today – (724) 704-8939

What Can I Do When My Commercial Roof is Leaking?

12/16/2020 (Permalink)

Picture is of a man holding a bucket to catch water coming out of a commercial paneled roof There is never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business.

Unfortunately---usually when you notice a major roof leak at your business; it is too late. The rain is pouring through the ceiling and all you can think of now is… urgency.

It is time to call SERVPRO of Mercer County. We specialize in water and fire restoration. In fact, this is the cornerstone of our business. Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There is never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.

If we could rewind this situation and give you some valuable tips beforehand---we would. Believe it or not…there are some things you can look for when it comes to commercial roofs that are give-away signs that your roof needs repair before a major leak even occurs.

  • Stained Ceilings or Walls

Discolored ceiling tiles are a dead giveaway that there is some water damage in the ceiling. Extended exposure to water is what creates that yellowish shadow effect. If you can see this---give us a call.

  • Odor/Mold

Did you know that SERVPRO of Mercer County is the leader in mold remediation as well? If there is a damp, foul smell in your facility, it could mean you have a major mold problem. Mold can start growing in as little as 48 hours after water enters the building. The main thing mold likes to do is spread. SERVPRO of Mercer County can evaluate your business with state-of-the-art tools that determine if the walls have mold damage.

  • Puddles Forming

Obviously if you see water forming on the ground---there must be a leak. This is a tall tell sign that water is coming through the roof. This type of leak could cause damage to not only your roof and building structure, but it could damage equipment and other items inside the building as well. If you can see standing water…it is time to call SERVPRO of Mercer County. We work hand in hand collectively with your insurance company to ensure you are covered and that the job is done right.

We are the “disaster” expert in all of Mercer County. We handle any kind of storm, fire, or water damage. Call us today at 724.704.8939 to have our professionals evaluate your business for restoration or cleaning services. Follow us on Facebook for more commercial tips.

Commercial Carpet Cleaning in Greenville, PA

11/30/2020 (Permalink)

image of blue home carpet being cleaned Now, more than ever, it’s important to have a clean space. Since your carpets act as one, big filter, we recommend scheduling a professional cleaning.

Let’s face it – as a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Sometimes, things slip through the cracks. Things like getting your carpets professionally cleaned.

We understand that this may not be at the top of your list, but it shouldn’t be at the bottom either. Regular cleanings not only keep your carpets in tip-top shape, but also help to eliminate allergens, dust mites, and bacteria that vacuuming alone cannot.

Now, more than ever, it’s so important to have a clean space. Since your carpets act as one, big filter, we recommend scheduling a professional carpet cleaning. SERVPRO® of Mercer County uses the latest IICRC training as well as state of the art equipment to remove entrapped soils, dust, dirt and grime deep within your carpet's pile and backings.


We offer a range of specialized cleaning methods:

  • Bonnet Cleaning: A less aggressive method for short piled carpets
  • Hot Water Extraction: A deeper cleaning method for all carpet types
  • Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: Helps restore deeply soiled areas
  • Showcase Premier Cleaning: The most thorough cleaning method in the industry
  • Dry Cleaning: When color-fastness is an issue

With over 40 years of experience, our franchise professionals will get the job done right and have your commercial carpets looking and smelling brand new. Give us a call today at 724-704-8939 or visit us on Facebook to learn more!

Improve the Air at Your Business (and save money too)

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

image of commercial building hvac system set up in the ceiling SERVPRO of Mercer County Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC).

At SERVPRO® of Mercer County--- we know how important clean air is. Especially at your home or business. That is why one of the services we offer to our residents, and business owner’s alike, is ductwork cleaning.

Getting your ductwork cleaned out at your home or business helps remove harmful containments, debris and dust from building up in your HVAC system. Other positives include a longer lifespan of the HVAC equipment, cleaner air quality, (especially for family or workers with allergies), reduces mold growth within the ductwork, and greatly reduces energy costs.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

SERVPRO of Mercer County Professionals routinely inspect the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning unit (HVAC).  Since keeping them clean can extends the life of the equipment---this can in turn save you money and give you cleaner air to breathe.

However, duct cleaning is not always necessary. We will make recommendations about the best way to address any indoor air quality concerns. This can save you money and provide peace of mind on the health of your system.

The benefits of servicing your HVAC unit include:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning, call us today, (724) 704-8939.

Cleaning Schools During a Pandemic---SERVPRO® Can Help

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

image of SERVPRO worker cleaning commercial doors with a cotton swab Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean.

District administrators across the nation are looking for ways to keep the doors to educational facilities open. Reducing the risk of exposure of the virus that causes COVID-19, by cleaning and disinfecting, is an important part of keeping our children in school. Day to day janitorial cleaning is a must. But SERVPRO® of Mercer County can take your district to a whole different level with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of our schools and other local businesses. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills-always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

With more than 50 years of experience in emergency and proactive cleanup and restoration, SERVPRO of Mercer County is in your community to help schools thrive in times of challenge. Now, with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, we are bringing proactive viral pathogen cleaning in a program customized to the needs of your facility. Going beyond standard janitorial practices, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned follows CDC and local guidelines, including the use of EPA-approved hospital-grade disinfectants to help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria in your school.

Whether you are a small school or a major university, SERVPRO® professionals are specially trained to assess and remediate damage regardless of the cause, scale of loss, or size of your facility. And with an understanding of various spaces from classrooms to laboratories, we will work alongside your school decision-makers to ensure no part of your facility is overlooked.

We’re all in this together. SERVPRO of Mercer County can do as little or as much as your school needs. From basic cleaning to our sanitization---call us today at 724.704.8939 for one of our project managers to make a customizable plan that works for your district. We’re here to help.

Cleaning & Disinfecting Your Facility

10/21/2020 (Permalink)

image of SERVPRO worker in full PPE wiping a commercial refrigerator down during a Covid-19 cleaning Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world as we know it. We are all doing our normal routine a little differently than we used to.  If you are a business owner---customers are expecting a whole new level of clean. Whether you are a restaurant owner, salon owner or a custodian at a school---clean needs to be at an all-time high and SERVPRO of Mercer County, with help from the CDC guidelines is here to give you some tips on keeping your commercial space as clean and safe as possible from COVID. Here’s what you can do.

Clean: Always wear gloves when you are cleaning and disinfecting, clean surfaces first with soap and water and then use a disinfectant, practice routine cleaning of surfaces that are touched regularly, objects that are touched by many hands should be cleaned and disinfected before each use. Such as: shopping carts and sale keypads.

Disinfect: Disinfect with a proper cleaner. The CDC recommends these products to help the spread of germs caused by the SARS-COV-2  virus. The CDC also recommends that you should read and follow the directions on the label to ensure safe and effective use.

  • Wear skin protection and consider eye protection for potential splash hazards
  • Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Use no more than the amount recommended on the label
  • Use water at room temperature for dilution (unless stated otherwise on the label)
  • Avoid mixing chemical products
  • Label diluted cleaning solutions
  • Store and use chemicals out of the reach of children and pets

You should never eat, drink, breathe or inject these products into your body or apply directly to your skin as they can cause serious harm. Do not wipe or bathe pets with these products or any other products that are not approved for animal use.

Soft Surfaces: Make sure you are vacuuming regularly. Floors, rugs, and drapes can be cleaned using soap and water, or with appropriate cleaners. Lauder items, as necessary. Use the warmest water setting as possible and thoroughly dry items.

Electronics: Put a wipeable protector on the screens, so they may be wiped. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines when wiping an electronic. If there are no included guidelines, wipe with a spray that contains at least 70% alcohol. 

Laundry: Wash items per instructions on the label with warmest water possible and ensure they are dried completely, wear gloves dealing with items from people who are sick, dirty laundry from a sick person can be combined with other people’s items. Clean hampers and clothes baskets accordingly. Wash your hands immediately after glove removal.

Cleaning or Disinfecting Your Building if Someone is Sick: Close off areas used by the person who was affected, you may not need to close your doors---just the areas that were involved. Open all windows and doors to create circulation, wait 24 hours before you clean or disinfect---if you cannot wait this long, wait as long as possible. Clean all the areas used by the person, including bathrooms, copiers, keyboards, sales pads…etc. Vacuum the space WHEN UNOCCUPIED, with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. Turn off HVAC units to avoid contamination of the unit, turn off in-room fans to ensure particles will not escape from the facility. Once disinfected---the area can be re-opened and other workers can return to work.

If this all seems overwhelming…just know you are not alone in feeling this way. SERVPRO of Mercer County is helping local business all throughout Western PA and NE Ohio with their sanitation needs. We can do as little or as much as you need us to. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning, it is a higher standard of clean. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of the restaurants, businesses, and public spaces in the communities we all call home. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills - always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.

Are you interested in a free quote for our Commercial Services, or are you a Consumer who wants to learn more about the program? Call us at 724.704.8939 today. We’re here to help.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned

10/9/2020 (Permalink)

Image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program sticker on a glass door. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices.

If you thought, you knew what it meant to be clean, COVID-19 has changed all that and more. At SERVPRO of Mercer County, we are dedicated to educating businesses and communities find their way to a new higher standard of clean. We are doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, our new defensive pathogen cleaning program, goes way beyond standard janitorial cleaning practices. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. With over 50 years of experience in biochemical spill remediation and decontamination, you can trust SERVPRO of Southern Trumbull County professionals to bring a higher standard of clean to the places we gather.

So how does it work? It’s grounded in our unique 3 C’s:

  • Consult: Not all businesses are the same, so we will tailor a bespoke cleaning program based on the unique needs of each facility.
  • Clean: Based on the agreed plan, an expert deep clean is initiated using our proprietary EPA-Approved Hospital-Grade cleaning solutions and always adhering to the leading level of cleaning and decontamination standards set by the CDC.
  • Certify: You’ll know a business is Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned by the shield posted on their front window. Along with digital emblems and other collateral, this beacon represents their commitment to the comfort and security of their employees, customers and community.

So--- when you look on the window of your favorite establishment and see the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned shield---rest assured you can walk in just like you always did. Worry-free.

Are you interested in our Commercial Services, or are you a consumer who wants to learn more? Please call us today at (330)393-9999.

Commercial Mold Testing Company in Grove City, PA

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

text "got mold?" and mold picture in the background If you suspect a mold problem in your Hermitage area business, call SERVPRO of Mercer County for a free mold inspection.

If you suspect a mold problem in your Hermitage area business, call SERVPRO of Mercer County for a free mold inspection. Our trained professionals have the resources and qualifications to test the air quality and surfaces for mold.

Mold growth can occur in any property, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.

There are a few conditions that promote the growth of mold.  Those conditions include:

  • Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of moisture before growth begins.
  • Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
  • Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

If you suspect mold in your commercial property, call SERVPRO of Mercer County to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and experience to effectively mitigate mold in your property. Our mold remediation specialists are on call 24/7 to respond immediately and get you back in business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at 724-704-8939.

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Commercial Services in Mercer PA

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

industrial building with SERVPRO box truck parked in front of the building SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help your commercial property – in any way!

SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help – in any way! We offer more than disaster recovery for your commercial property; we offer cleaning and care taking services as well.

Time is just one thing that cannot be given back. We know as a Mercer County business owner, that optimizing time, resources and business needs can be a daily battle. For this reason, we are here to help!

We offer a variety of commercial cleaning and restoration services that will keep your building in premier condition and give you more time to focus on the details.

What commercial services do we offer?

  Cleaning:

Disaster Recovery & Restoration:

A full list of our Building and Reconstruction services can be found here.

As a full-service restoration company, no job is too big or too small. If you need ANY of our commercial services or have any questions call us today 724-704-8939 – we’re here to help!

Commercial Preparedness Services

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

graphic with ipad and iphone showcasing inside of erp mobile app If you don’t already an emergency ready profile that can save you money, time, and stress in the event of a disaster – call us today at 724-704-8939

Did you know?

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a FREE service to improve your business' preparedness in the event of a disaster! With our Emergency Ready Profile, business owners are equipped with an immediate plan of action for any kind of catastrophe.

What is an Emergency Ready Profile?

An Emergency Ready Profile or ERP is a plan or guide to the ins and outs of your facility. The Profile contains critical information necessary in the event of emergency including; the location of shut off valves, current vendors and their contacts, and even the correct location for emergency services to park on their arrival.

What is the benefit of an ERP?

An ERP serves as an action plan for each step of a potential disaster. In this way, if a fire or flood were to occur near or to your facility – you, your staff, and emergency personnel save time by acting instead of panicking.  This helps you as a business owner by minimizing interruption and associated loss of revenue. All at NO COST to you!

If you don’t already an emergency ready profile that can save you money, time, and stress in the event of a disaster – call us today at 724-704-8939 and we will help you get your Mercer County business, ready for whatever happens!

Commercial Cleanup Capabilities in Mercer County PA

11/1/2019 (Permalink)

employee in a commercial building hallway holding an extractor Our team of highly trained professionals have the experience and skills to craft a solution for any kind of damage that may occur to your commercial p

In Western Pennsylvania, weather can be unpredictable. No matter how much you plan, more than not, the unexpected occurs.

Disasters resulting from flooding and water damage become complex for commercial properties in Mercer County. An efficient recovery from these damages requires a calculated and knowledgeable response.

Each type of disaster and the damage it leaves behind is unique and thus, requires a specific and personalized action plan. Our team of highly trained professionals have the experience and skill to craft a solution for any kind of damage that may occur to your commercial property.

We work quickly to asses the unique situation, isolate the damage and restore your property. In many instances, normal daily operations can continue while we restore your facility.

Large Loss?

SERVPRO of Mercer County is part of a national network of 1,700 franchises. Each of these franchises are independently owned and operated.

In the event of large-scale disasters, we can call upon any of these franchises across the nation to assist in making your commercial property loss, “Like it never even happened.”

If your commercial property needs restoration from fire, water, or mold call us today 724-704-8939 – we’re here to help!

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning in Hermitage, PA

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

home with dirty ducts equals a broken heart, servpro ducts equals whole heart Did you know that dirty ducts can impact the quality of air that flows within your business?

When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned? No seriously, think about it. 

Did you know that dirty ducts can impact the quality of air that flows within your business?

In fact, the biggest cause of poor air quality is neglected ventilation systems. 

Now you can get your ducts cleaned and restore the quality of the air from dust, dirt, and grime, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers professional air duct cleaning for residential and commercial businesses. Having your ducts cleaned can help:

  • Restore peak energy efficiency
  • Eliminate offensive odors
  • Reduce potential for mold growth

Believe it or not, dirty ducts promote and circulate dirty air. Clean up your act and get your air cleaned today!

We are here to help and will offer an honest assessment to help you determine whether a cleaning is necessary for you. If you have any questions give us a call today at 724-704-8939.

Commercial Facility Maintenance Checklist

10/4/2019 (Permalink)

large commercial building with SERVPRO vehicles parked out front Maintenance is always key to maintaining a healthy building, but disasters do happen to even to the healthiest ones.

Staying up on preventive maintenance is an essential part of running a business efficiently and economically. It can become very expensive having to pay for emergency repairs and replacements. That’s not even counting the money you lose during unplanned downtime.

Devising a good commercial building maintenance program should include a checklist for each of the major building systems such as lighting, HVAC, and plumbing. To help you ensure that everything in your building is in good working order, here is a short facility maintenance checklist that you can use.

ROOFING

  • Check the roof at least twice a year, as well as, after any severe storm.
  • Remove debris in roof drains by flushing them with water
  • With metal roofs, look for signs of corrosion.
  • Make sure that gutters remain anchored.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE (EXTERIOR)

  • Inspect the condition of the paint and walls. Check for signs of peeling or chipping paint.
  • Power wash the grit and grime with water as needed.
  • Perform window cleaning at least 4 times a year, especially during seasonal changes.
  • Inspect the condition of sidewalks and parking areas and Power wash accordingly
  • Any fencing should be well-maintained and weather resistant.
  • Make sure that all pipes are insulated before winter starts. Any outdoor spigots and garden hoses should be disconnected during this time.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE (INTERIOR)

  • Check the condition of walls, floors, and ceilings. Look for signs of moisture or mold.
  • Flooring should be replaced every 15 to 30 years. Carpets every five years.
  • Look for signs of leaks.
  • Ensure that the faucets, toilets, and showers are functioning properly
  • Check for any potential electrical hazards such as frayed cords

HVAC

  • Always clean the air intake when necessary.
  • Check for excessive noise or vibration when the blower motors are running.
  • Check if condensate drain pans are draining properly.
  • Make sure that the motors and ductwork are clean.
  • Check the pumps. Lubricate the bearings at least once a year.
  • Inspect the condition of all electrical hardware as well as connections.
  • Make sure that the thermostat is calibrated correctly.

LIGHTING

  • Inspect all light fixtures at regular intervals. Replace any burned out bulbs.
  • Maintain lighting performance by dusting lamps and lens surfaces.
  • Re-aim adjustable lighting if needed.
  • Make sure all lighting is properly installed and functioning.

ELECTRICAL

  • Check if automatic and manual switches are operating properly.
  • Make sure GFCI outlets are functioning properly.
  • Make sure batteries in flashlights, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
  • Make sure that all exhaust fans are clean and functioning properly.
  • Replace fuses as needed.

PLUMBING

  • Periodically test water heaters and boilers.
  • Check the function of sump and sewage ejection pumps.
  • Make sure adequate hot and cold running water are available in all sinks/tubs.
  • Make sure sink traps and building trap are clean to prevent slow drainage.

SAFETY

  • Check all first aid kits. Restock if necessary.
  • Make sure all safety signs and equipment labels are in good condition.
  • Make sure that all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
  • Test the fire alarm system.
  • Make sure fire escapes and stairs are free of obstructions.

Maintenance is always key to maintaining a healthy building, but disasters do happen to even to the healthiest ones. SERVPRO of Mercer County can provide emergency services for your commercial building should they be needed. Call us at 724-704-8939

Restoring your Mercer County property after a water damage event

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Large water loss in Hermitage, PA

Flooding and water damage events at Western Pennsylvania commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

No loss too large

SERVPRO of Mercer County is part of a nationwide network of over 1,700 franchises, all independently owned and operated. Each of these franchises is available 24/7, 365 days per year. If a particular loss exceeds the capacity of our Mercer County franchise, we are willing to collaborate with neighboring SERVPRO franchises to respond to your loss in the way that you need.

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us for your commercial loss today -

724-704-8939

Commercial Restoration: We care about your business!

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

We promise quick response time so that you can get back to business as soon as possible

What can SERVPRO of Mercer County do for your business?

We know that, in the business world, time is a precious commodity that your business does not want to lose. You especially do not want to waste time dealing with messy cleanup jobs when you could be doing real work and growing your business. That's why SERVPRO of Mercer County wants to help you with all of your cleaning and restoration needs, and we promise to jump on the job with speed and efficiency so you can get back to business as usual.

Faster to any size disaster!

SERVPRO operates on a 1-4-8 response policy, because we want to do the best restoration job that we can. If you have a water, fire, storm, or mold loss, SERVPRO of Mercer County will respond to your initial call within 1 hour. We will have technicians on site to pretest and begin placing equipment within 4 hours, and after 8 hours we will report all of the necessary details to your insurance adjuster/representative. You'll be back to work in no time!

What commercial services do we offer?

Cleaning

  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning and care
  • Stain removal, stain resistance applications
  • Air duct and HVAC cleaning
  • Wet or dry cleaning of upholstery and drapes
  • Odor identification and deodorization

(See more information on commercial cleaning here)

Restoration and disaster services

  • Fire, soot, and smoke cleanup and restoration
  • Water removal and dehumidification
  • Crime scene, biohazard, and vandalism cleanup
  • Mold mitigation and mold remediation
  • Contents claim inventory service

(More information here)

The success of your business matters- don't let cleaning and restoration needs get in the way! Call SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939

Clean homes sell faster!

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Attention: real estate professionals!

If you are selling houses, you may have run into some of these issues before:

  • Unpleasant or pervasive odors 
  • Dust and dirt on surfaces in a home that has been sitting empty for an extended period of time
  • Sub-par operation of HVAC systems
  • Mold or moisture

If any of these are familiar to you, SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help so that you can sell homes faster!

What services can help you?

Some people do not know that SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a general surface, vacuum, and bathroom clean as one of our commercial services. This services is specifically created for real estate agents or homeowners who want a house to look clean and in great shape for potential buyers. 

We also offer duct cleaning and HVAC system cleaning, which can eliminate nasty contaminants like pet dander and allergens that would otherwise circulate in the home. 

We have a portable ozone machine and technology that can remove odors, whether those odors are from previous pets living in the home or simply mustiness from the house not being open or inhabited. 

If you've encountered mold or suspect that there may be some present in the home, SERVPRO of Mercer County technicians can do mold testing to determine the extent of the damage. We also specialize in mold remediation, so we will advise you on the best ways to control moisture in the space and remove mold. 

We offer all of this and much more. Call us at 724-704-8939 and find out how we can help you!

Lunch & Learn with us!

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Call for a Lunch & Learn today!

Do you work for a real estate office or insurance agency? Are you part of a company that could benefit from having a quick knowledge of restoration and commercial cleaning options for your clients?

We can offer you and your coworkers a great opportunity for to learn all of SERVPRO's services that are relevant to you and your industry. 

But wait...why not do it over coffee and donuts? Or maybe fresh fruit and juice? Or fresh, homemade cookies?

Are we getting your attention yet?

Our SERVPRO marketing representatives would love to chat with you and your coworkers and let you know about all that SERVPRO of Mercer County has to offer you in your field. Whether you find yourself dealing with a disaster situation, or you just need to have some general cleaning or mold testing done, we want you to know that SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help.

There is no cost for a Lunch & Learn, just give us a call and make an appointment and our marketing representatives will come to you! It is only approximately 15-30 minutes in duration, and participants are free to ask questions and chat as long as is needed. 

If you are interested in setting up a SERVPRO Lunch & Learn for you and your coworkers, call us at 724-704-8939 and we will schedule a date and time that works best for you! All you'll have to do is be present and hungry to eat good food and learn a little more about how SERVPRO of Mercer County can solve your cleaning and restoration needs.

Commercial Restoration: Apartment Living

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

What do we mean when we say"Commercial"?

When you hear the word "commercial", what immediately comes to mind? Probably lots of big companies and major businesses, perhaps with large office facilities, warehouses and fulfillment spaces, or even stores with product displays. It's likely that you're picturing a workplace of some sort, where the purpose of the property is to offer a place for business to be conducted. 

This is one way to think of commercial restoration jobs, as SERVPRO does handle many properties of this nature. Fire and water damage, or even cleaning needs, are important to be dealt with so that companies can be back in business as soon as possible. 

What many people do not realize, however, is that a large number of restoration jobs take place in commercial living facilities like apartment complexes. These facilities can suffer the same types of damage and inconveniences as businesses, but the difference is that residents of these facilities are not dealing with damage to their workplace, but to the place that they call "home". 

Thankfully, SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help.

Our SERVPRO of Mercer County team is fairly accustomed to restoring damage in apartments and commercial living facilities. 

Our goal is to restore the damaged property as quickly as possible, so that property managers can get back to business as usual, and residents can have their homes and comfort returned to them. 

Our team has dealt with everything from water damage in a few apartments, to cleaning and restoring the content for several different families after a fire occurred in the facility. We will be on site as quickly as possible to address emergency situations, or simply to take care of cleaning needs before and after renting an apartment to a new tenant. 

For more details about our services for apartments and living facilities, see our commercial services page.

Ask us about our job history!

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Pictured here is just one example of our job history snapshots. This one is from a water loss at the Holiday Inn Express in Hermitage, PA.

Have you ever wondered why you should use SERVPRO of Mercer County over other restoration companies? 

Perhaps you experienced your first fire or water damage emergency, and until then, you never even thought about needing a restoration company. 

So you're probably wondering, why SERVPRO? Maybe you're saying "I've never even heard of SERVPRO before, why should I trust them to take care of my home?" 

If you are calling a restoration company, we understand that it is likely because something unfortunate has happened to your home or property. We understand that you probably just want it taken care of as soon as possible, so that everything can be back to normal, "Like it never even happened." We get it.

So how do you know if you should call us? 

We want to ease your mind and quiet any concerns you may have about choosing the right company. How can we do that? 

We invite you to ask us about our job history

Our marketing team has compiled a summary of some of our largest restoration jobs, complete with pictures and simple descriptions of the work that was done for each loss. No doubt, you will scroll through these job snapshots and see businesses and properties that you know or are close to- all of them past customers of ours. You will be able to see reviews and feedback that they have given, and you can read all about the scope of work that we were called in to handle. 

Our marketing team has all of these snapshots readily available on their ipads and computers for your viewing at any time. 

If you're unsure whether SERVPRO of Mercer County can handle your restoration needs, simply ask us about our job history and we'll let you see for yourself what SERVPRO can do!

Emergency Ready Program: Strategic Planning for Businesses

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

Are you prepared if disaster strikes your business?

SERVPRO of Mercer County is reaching out to area businesses to set up a Free Emergency Profiles so that you can be prepared in the event of a catastrophe. 

Minimize business interruption with an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

  • No cost assessment of your facility
    Free service, No subscription fee
     
  • Concise Profile Document contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little of your time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. The ERP will save precious time if ever needed.
     
  • Guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    Help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
     
  • Establishes SERVPRO as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    SERVPRO will be familiar with your facility in order to act as quickly as possible.
     
  • Identifies line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    We can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
     
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call so that during the emergency you are "Ready for whatever happens."

SERVPRO of Mercer County

We want to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Lunch & Learn with us!

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Call for a Lunch & Learn today!

Do you work for a real estate office or insurance agency? Are you part of a company that could benefit from having a quick knowledge of restoration and commercial cleaning options for your clients?

We can offer you and your coworkers a great opportunity for to learn all of SERVPRO's services that are relevant to you and your industry. 

But wait...why not do it over coffee and donuts? Or maybe fresh fruit and juice? Or fresh, homemade cookies?

Are we getting your attention yet?

Our SERVPRO marketing representatives would love to chat with you and your coworkers and let you know about all that SERVPRO of Mercer County has to offer you in your field. Whether you find yourself dealing with a disaster situation, or you just need to have some general cleaning or mold testing done, we want you to know that SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help.

There is no cost for a Lunch & Learn, just give us a call and make an appointment and our marketing representatives will come to you! It is only approximately 15-30 minutes in duration, and participants are free to ask questions and chat as long as is needed. 

If you are interested in setting up a SERVPRO Lunch & Learn for you and your coworkers, call us at 724-704-8939 and we will schedule a date and time that works best for you! All you'll have to do is be present and hungry to eat good food and learn a little more about how SERVPRO of Mercer County can solve your cleaning and restoration needs.

Clean homes sell faster!

10/31/2017 (Permalink)

Attention: real estate professionals!

If you are selling houses, you may have run into some of these issues before:

  • Unpleasant or pervasive odors 
  • Dust and dirt on surfaces in a home that has been sitting empty for an extended period of time
  • Sub-par operation of HVAC systems
  • Mold or moisture

If any of these are familiar to you, SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to help so that you can sell homes faster!

What services can help you?

Some people do not know that SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a general surface, vacuum, and bathroom clean as one of our commercial services. This services is specifically created for real estate agents or homeowners who want a house to look clean and in great shape for potential buyers. 

We also offer duct cleaning and HVAC system cleaning, which can eliminate nasty contaminants like pet dander and allergens that would otherwise circulate in the home. 

We have a portable ozone machine and technology that can remove odors, whether those odors are from previous pets living in the home or simply mustiness from the house not being open or inhabited. 

If you've encountered mold or suspect that there may be some present in the home, SERVPRO of Mercer County technicians can do mold testing to determine the extent of the damage. We also specialize in mold remediation, so we will advise you on the best ways to control moisture in the space and remove mold. 

We offer all of this and much more. Call us at 724-704-8939 and find out how we can help you!

Commercial Restoration: We care about your business!

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

We promise quick response time so that you can get back to business as soon as possible

What can SERVPRO of Mercer County do for your business?

We know that, in the business world, time is a precious commodity that your business does not want to lose. You especially do not want to waste time dealing with messy cleanup jobs when you could be doing real work and growing your business. That's why SERVPRO of Mercer County wants to help you with all of your cleaning and restoration needs, and we promise to jump on the job with speed and efficiency so you can get back to business as usual.

Faster to any size disaster!

SERVPRO operates on a 1-4-8 response policy, because we want to do the best restoration job that we can. If you have a water, fire, storm, or mold loss, SERVPRO of Mercer County will respond to your initial call within 1 hour. We will have technicians on site to pretest and begin placing equipment within 4 hours, and after 8 hours we will report all of the necessary details to your insurance adjuster/representative. You'll be back to work in no time!

What commercial services do we offer?

Cleaning

  • Carpet and hard floor cleaning and care
  • Stain removal, stain resistance applications
  • Air duct and HVAC cleaning
  • Wet or dry cleaning of upholstery and drapes
  • Odor identification and deodorization

(See more information on commercial cleaning here)

Restoration and disaster services

  • Fire, soot, and smoke cleanup and restoration
  • Water removal and dehumidification
  • Crime scene, biohazard, and vandalism cleanup
  • Mold mitigation and mold remediation
  • Contents claim inventory service

(More information here)

The success of your business matters- don't let cleaning and restoration needs get in the way! Call SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939

Restoring your Mercer County property after a water damage event

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Large water loss in Hermitage, PA

Flooding and water damage events at Western Pennsylvania commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

No loss too large

SERVPRO of Mercer County is part of a nationwide network of over 1,700 franchises, all independently owned and operated. Each of these franchises is available 24/7, 365 days per year. If a particular loss exceeds the capacity of our Mercer County franchise, we are willing to collaborate with neighboring SERVPRO franchises to respond to your loss in the way that you need.

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Call us for your commercial loss today -

724-704-8939

Commercial Dirty Ducts = Dirty Air

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

When was the last time you had your ducts cleaned?

If the answer to this question is not any time within the last three years, you could be having some issues that you may not even know are duct-related. 

The biggest cause of poor indoor air quality is a dirty or neglected ventilation system. Contaminants like dust, odors, or even mold can become trapped in your air ducts and circulate through your home or business. Whatever is circulating through your HVAC system is also present in the air you are breathing.

Do you have allergies, asthma, or sinus problems?

If the answer to this question is yes, then it is especially important for you to have your duct work checked and cleaned every few years. Contaminants in the air like dust and pollen can aggravate allergies or respiratory conditions, making symptoms more severe.  

Do you feel you are paying too much for your heating and air conditioning?

If the answer is yes, you may want a cleaning to keep your system working at full capacity. The HVAC system will work longer and more efficiently if it is cleaned and maintained, which will save you money down the road. 

Let us help!

SERVPRO professionals will gladly inspect the ventilation system in your home or business and tell you if it is in need of cleaning. 

If it does need to be cleaned, we will use advanced technology and patented equipment to make sure you have clean air to breathe.

Contact SERVPRO of Mercer County today!

Find out more info about Air Duct & HVAC Cleaning