Recent Water Damage Posts

Termites Love Water Damaged Wood

10/1/2020 (Permalink)

a swarm of termites infesting wood Termites are the silent destroyers and one of homeowners’ biggest enemies.

Most people dream about the day they finally get the keys to their own home. They finally can remodel, knock down the wall to make a bigger kitchen, buy new carpet, and update the bathroom.

Although all the remodeling and adding finishing touches can be fun and exciting, the best thing you can do for your home is preserve the value and structure of your home. The biggest threat to the structure and value of your house is moisture. Moisture can cause a host of problems such as mold, mildew, rotting and decaying wood and damage to painted surfaces. Moisture can pose health risks, structural damage, and even scarier – termites.

Termites love moisture! They need to be constantly surrounded by it. They live several feet under the ground in the damp, cool dirt. They build tunnels and make their way into your home to have a feast of water-damaged wood.

Termites are the silent destroyers and one of homeowners’ biggest enemies. Even if your home has been newly purchased and declared termite free by the home inspector, you are still at-risk. Termites often go undetected because they do their damage from the inside out and are usually not found until there is extensive damage.

To help protect yourself against moisture problems and termites, it is important to periodically check the caulking around your shower or tub, and around your toilet where it connects to the floor. It does not always require a major flood to create moisture, it can be as simple as a slow leak over time under your toilet.

Keep your home dry and free of excess moisture, decaying wood, and termites! If you do find water in your home, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mercer County! We are water restoration experts and can have your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Call us today for more information! (724) 704 8939

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Who’s Responsible for Water Damage? Tenants or Landlords?

9/14/2020 (Permalink)

image of landlord handing over keys to a home to tenants In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property, so it is habitable and functioning up to code.

Unfortunately, water damage is a common problem for homeowners and renters alike. When water damage occurs, it is important to know who is responsible for the damage cost. The tenant or the landlord?

Water damage can be very unpredictable. In general, a landlord is responsible for maintaining the property, so it is habitable and functioning up to code. In some cases, the landlord may refuse to address issues in a timely manner or at all. This can lead to bigger problems such as mold.

Review Your Lease

It is important to know the details of your lease especially regarding property damage. For example, if the water damage is severe and the home or apartment is inhabitable, is the tenant still expected to pay rent?

Landlord Responsibilities

Basic plumbing and upkeep such as sinks, toilets, and tubs is usually the responsibility of the landlord. If the landlord, refuses to repair these functions, they may be liable for negligence.

Water damage to the building itself such as the floors, walls, or utilities should be covered under the landlord’s insurance.

Tenant Responsibilities

Personal property damage may fall under the responsibility of the tenant. For example, if the tenant leaves a faucet on and falls asleep, they will probably be responsible for the damage.

Water damage requires a fast response to minimize damage. SERVPRO of Mercer County is ready to help. We are water restoration experts and will have your home looking “Like it never even happened.”

Give us a call if you need help! (724) 704 8939

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SERVPRO Presents: Water Damage Trivia

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO workers cleaning water damage If you need help with water damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mercer County!

SERVPRO of Mercer County challenges you to some water damage trivia! How many questions can you honestly say you knew before reading this blog? As they say, knowledge is power. 

Did you know?

A 1/4-inch supply line from the Ice Maker, with normal household pressure, can pump 1/2 to 1 gallon of water per minute.  That is 700-1,400 gallons of water running through the kitchen in a 24-hour period.

Did you know?

A 3/8-inch supply line to a toilet can pump 2 to 3 gallons of water per minute with normal household pressure.  In a 24-hour period, that could be 3,000-4,000 gallons of water flowing through the home.  Hopefully not an upstairs toilet!

Did you know?

A 5/8-inch hose from a washing machine can pump 10-12 gallons per minute, or 14,000-17,000 gallons in a 24-hour period.  That is the size of an 18'x4' round swimming pool.

Did you know?

A faucet leaking at the rate of one drip per second can waste over 3,000 dollars in one year.

Did you know?

93% of water damage is preventable. 40% of homeowners have experienced water loss. 20% of all insurance claims are water related.

Have you recently experienced water damage? Do you want more information on steps to prevent water damage? Call SERVPRO of Mercer County today! (724) 704 8939

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Water Damage Recovery: Restoring vs Replacing

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

graphic with orange and green background labeled, restore versus replace with fire background If your home or business needs restoration services from water damage call SERVPRO of Mercer County today at 724-704-8939 – we’re here to help!

When your home or business incurs water damage our main priority is restoring your property, belongings and piece of mind. We know that dealing with unexpected disaster can be confusing and that’s why we’re here to help!

What’s the difference?

The difference between restoring and replacing is simple.

When your hire a restoration company that values restoring your belongings, you're sure that our priority is to return any damaged areas or items to a preloss condition. This can save you time, money, and stress.

Instead of having to replace with all new items and potentially lose those sentimental pieces, you have the resources of a locally owned, nationally connected team of equipment and technicians that will work tirelessly to restore your belongings from the water damage.

If your home or business needs restoration services from water damage call SERVPRO of Mercer County today at 724-704-8939 – we’re here to help!

What are the Different Water Categories?

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

water background with three categories of water represented by sink, washing machine, and toilet If water threatens your Mercer County property, call us today - we are here to help!

As a local restoration company, we get questions about the specifics of our process everyday. Specifically, when it comes to water. Property owners are curious about the different kinds of water and what they mean? 

Below, you will find the information we use everyday to make your Mercer County water disasters, "Like it never even happened." 

What does “category” mean?

The category of the water loss refers to the level of contamination in the water, considering its originating source.

What does “class” mean?

Class of water refers to the amount of water and the likely or anticipated rate of evaporation based upon the number and type of wet materials in the affected space.

Category 1:

A Category 1 water loss is when the water originates from a sanitary water source and does not pose a substantial risk if ingested or inhaled.

Class 1 water losses may only affect part of a room or area, or they may include larger areas with materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.

Some examples of a Category 1 water loss:

  • Broken water supply lines
  • Sink or tub overflows with no contaminants
  • Melting ice or snow and falling rainwater
  • Broken toilet tanks and toilet bowls that do not contain contaminants or additives

Category 2:

A Category 2 water loss is when water contains contamination and has the potential to cause sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. Category 2 water can contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as, organic and inorganic matter.

A Class 2 water loss affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion. Water has gone up the walls less than 24 inches. There is moisture remaining in structural materials like plywood, particle board, structural wood, VCT, and concrete.

Examples of Category 2 water loss:

  • Overflows from washing machines
  • Discharge from dishwashers or washing machines
  • Overflows from toilet bowls
  • Broken aquariums and punctured water beds

Category 3:

A Category 3 water loss contains pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents such as silt, pesticides, organic matter, heavy metals, regulated materials or toxic organic substances.

A Class 3 Water may have come from overhead. In a class 3 the ceilings, walls, carpet, insulation, and sub floor are saturated in the entire area.

Examples of a Category 3 water loss:

  • Sewage
  • Toilet backflows that originate from beyond the toilet trap
  • All forms of flooding from seawater
  • Ground surface water and rising water from rivers or streams and other contaminated water entering or affecting the indoor environment, such as tropical storms, wind-driven hurricanes, or other weather-related events

Class 4:

Class 4 water losses include wet materials with very low permanence porosity such as hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, lightweight concrete, and stone. In these cases, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity.

If water threatens your Mercer County property, call us today at 724-704-8939, we are here to help! 

Impact of Rain Damage on Your Sharon PA Home

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

rain drop background with text overlay stating "Water damage in your property" The first step to water damage recovery is having a solid preparation plan in place.

Can your Pennsylvania home stand the rain? As water mitigation specialists, we know that heavy rainfall can be a tricky culprit when it comes to keeping your property ready for whatever happens. But are you aware of exactly HOW you can deter heavy rainfall from damaging your Mercer County home?

Property Tips for Heavy Rain

  1. Inspect your Roof - any cracks or breaks in your roof can leave your home vulnerable to water damage to the floors, ceilings, and walls. Additionally, if a moisture problem goes unaddressed mold is likely to grow. TIP: have your roof inspected regularly, fixing issues as they arise can help prevent a large cost down the line. 
  2. Clean the gutters - any built up debris or leaves in your gutters may leave an opening for water damage concerns to your home. When your gutters are backed up the water that is normally stored inside of them, has nowhere to go. TIP: clean your gutters at least twice a year
  3. Check with your insurance - a comprehensive insurance policy that includes flooding insurance will come in handy in the event that your property is damaged as a result of a water issue

The first step to water damage recovery is having a solid preparation plan in place. Follow these useful tips to help get your home ready for whatever rainfall that may happen this season and if you incur any water damage on your property give us a call anytime at 724-704-8939.

We are always here to help!

Water Damage, Why Bother?

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

child boy jumping through a rain puddle with an umbrella extended Without the right team and equipment, at the right time, water damage can be an extensive and excruciating process to endure.

Fun Fact and tongue twister: Restoration through mitigation is less expensive than replacing.

The statement above may be difficult to say 6 times fast, but it is easy to prove in just one situation.

When water damage strikes your home or business, emergency mitigation services help minimize the extent of additional property damages.

When the SERVPRO of Mercer County team arrives on the scene, they will access the source, type and scope of the water damage.

Then, utilizing our specialized equipment, the drying process will begin. We use advanced drying techniques to monitor and ensure that your property is dried, completely and properly.

This proven process has helped Mercer County business owners stay in business shortly after incurring a water disaster. It also helps residents in Mercer County quickly return to their property with a peace of mind.

Without the right team and equipment following a disaster, water damage can be an extensive and excruciating process to endure. SERVPRO of Mercer County is a leader in water restoration and here to help!

Call us today with any questions or if you need water mitigation services.   

Water Restoration in Mercer, PA Available 24/7

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

kitchen table under three feet of water with debris floating around We’re local, we’re ready, and we’re here to help!

SERVPRO of Mercer County is available 24/7, 365 for all your emergency water restoration needs. When a pipe bursts or your toilet overflows into the entire first floor, you need help QUICK. Our team of highly trained professionals are ready for whatever happens in Mercer County and we're here to help!

Water damage can result in a major loss to  property leaving homeowners confused, stressed, and vulnerable. That's why our goal is to alleviate any concerns you may have to the extent of the damage and the likelihood of returning your property to preloss condition.

A quick response is crucial. It helps to prevent secondary damage from occurring and restores your peace of mind and property much sooner. We have a scientific drying process that is used in combination with our state-of-the-art equipment to help make any damage from water, “Like it never even happened.”

When water threatens your Mercer County home and whether its big or small, call SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939.

We’re local, we’re ready, and we’re here to help!

Water Damage Do's & DON'TS

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

drop of blue water into a puddle If your home or business incurs any damage from water (clean or contaminated) call us today and we will help make it, “Like it never even happened.”

When a disaster happens, and you don’t have a plan – human instinct is to panic. You may find yourself doing things you would not normally do if you had a clear head and the time to plan. Don’t let this be the case in the event of unexpected water damage in your Mercer County home. 

Here are some of the DO’s and DON’Ts for responding to water damage in your home.

DO:

  • Shut off the water source, if possible, and only if it can be done SAFELY
  • Remove excess water by mopping or blotting
  • Remove wet upholstery (for even drying)

DON’T:

  • Use a vacuum to remove water from the affected area
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures, if the ceiling is wet
  • Remain in areas where the ceiling is sagging/damaged from retained water
  • Leave colored items on wet carpeting

These tips are a guideline that will help your property completely recover from a clean water damage incident. For more information about what you can do in the event of a residential or commercial water disaster visit our page on Water Damage Tips.

If your home or business incurs any damage from water (clean or contaminated) call us today and we will help make it, “Like it never even happened.”

24 Hour emergency water damage service

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mercer County is only one call away if water damage happens to you

SERVPRO of Mercer County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 724-704-8939

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Click here to meet our team

Certifications

  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program

Affiliations

  • Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
  • Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce

Faster response to any water damage event

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Don't wait! Call SERVPRO today 724-704-8939

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mercer County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Mercer County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 @ 724-704-8939

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Water Damage Response Tips

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

There is no water job too big or too small for SERVPRO professionals to tackle

Water damage can result in major loss to property and home owners. We at SERVPRO of Mercer County are here to help you restore your property in the event of a water loss, whether big or small.

The keys to effective water damage restoration are quick response time and thorough drying. SERVPRO of Mercer County promises to respond to a water loss by answering your call in one hour and placing a professional on-site within four hours in order to minimize the effects of damage to your property. 

But what can you do to ensure complete restoration in clean water situations?

Below are some quick tips from SERVPRO® Inc. 

  • Shut off the water source if possible, and only if it can be done safely
  • Remove excess water by mopping or blotting
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in washing machine
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs
  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water from the affected area
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where the ceiling is sagging from retained water
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpeting

SERVPRO of Mercer County wants the best for you and your property. Visit our website for more helpful tips to respond to water damage.

Call us at 724-704-8939

Do you have water in your basement?

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Picture the basement of your home...

Are there ever water puddles on the floor or damp spots at the base of the walls following rainfall? 

Do the walls ever feel damp or have condensation?

Is there a damp, musty smell that makes it unpleasant to be in the space?

Does the space feel humid in the summer months?

Even if these issues seem small, you should not ignore these indicators of a moisture problem. If left untreated for a long period of time, these things could lead to serious water damage to your property. Particularly concerning could be the possibility of mold growth and unsafe air in the space, as mold can emerge anywhere that moisture is present. 

So what should you do if any of these factors appear to be present in your basement?

First, it is a good idea to invest in a dehumidifier to run in your basement at all times. This would be especially helpful in cases where a musty or damp smell is present, as the dehumidifier will remove much of the moisture from the air before it can significantly affect your property.When SERVPRO of Mercer County professionals begin the drying and water restoration process, they employ powerful dehumidifiers and air movers which remove the moisture and dry the affected area in a short amount of time. 

If you are continually seeing water or dampness on the floor or along the walls of your basement, call SERVPRO of Mercer County, who will not only clean up the issue but will help you to determine the source of the moisture and how it is entering your home. 

Call us at 724-704-8939 - we are here to help and to advise you on how best to deal with your moisture problem!

Water Damage Timeline

5/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of Mercer County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO Mercer

"Like it never even happened."

It's Water Season!

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

April showers, May flowers, leaky roofs, and flooded basements....

'Tis the season for water damage! 

While we are supposed to be well into spring weather by now, Mother Nature did not seem to get that memo here in Western PA.

Normally at this time of year, we would mainly be talking about rain showers and the resulting damage to your home that excess water usually brings with it. This year, instead of April showers, it seems as though someone has ordered a variety pack of temperatures and precipitation types that has left us wondering what season we will be experiencing on any given day. Snow and wintry mixes quickly turn into ice and freezing rain, and before we know it, everything has melted and the sun has come out....that is, until the next day, when the snow and wind come back for another round, and we are back where we started.

As bizarre as these fluctuating weather patterns seem in comparison to what we are used to, the bottom line is that this kind of weather will still lead to the same results that we see each spring; water damage.

Each time the temperatures rapidly rise, the snow begins to melt and leaves water looking for a place to settle. The bad news is that, with fluctuating temperatures, the ground rarely has time to soften, nor the water time to dry before the colder temperatures return again. 

It is nearly impossible to keep up with the rates of melting, which means that there will likely be water accumulating around the foundation of your home or in other areas that you do not even notice. That is, until you find that it has made its way inside your home and caused damage. 

Pay attention to weather patterns and take note of places where water damage could occur. 

If you do find yourself with water damage on your property, big or small, call SERVPRO of Mercer County and we will do our best to make it "Like it never even happened."

Do you have water in your basement?

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Picture the basement of your home...

Are there ever water puddles on the floor or damp spots at the base of the walls following rainfall? 

Do the walls ever feel damp or have condensation?

Is there a damp, musty smell that makes it unpleasant to be in the space?

Does the space feel humid in the summer months?

Even if these issues seem small, you should not ignore these indicators of a moisture problem. If left untreated for a long period of time, these things could lead to serious water damage to your property. Particularly concerning could be the possibility of mold growth and unsafe air in the space, as mold can emerge anywhere that moisture is present. 

So what should you do if any of these factors appear to be present in your basement?

First, it is a good idea to invest in a dehumidifier to run in your basement at all times. This would be especially helpful in cases where a musty or damp smell is present, as the dehumidifier will remove much of the moisture from the air before it can significantly affect your property.When SERVPRO of Mercer County professionals begin the drying and water restoration process, they employ powerful dehumidifiers and air movers which remove the moisture and dry the affected area in a short amount of time. 

If you are continually seeing water or dampness on the floor or along the walls of your basement, call SERVPRO of Mercer County, who will not only clean up the issue but will help you to determine the source of the moisture and how it is entering your home. 

Call us at 724-704-8939 - we are here to help and to advise you on how best to deal with your moisture problem!

Water Damage Response Tips

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

There is no water job too big or too small for SERVPRO professionals to tackle

Water damage can result in major loss to property and home owners. We at SERVPRO of Mercer County are here to help you restore your property in the event of a water loss, whether big or small.

The keys to effective water damage restoration are quick response time and thorough drying. SERVPRO of Mercer County promises to respond to a water loss by answering your call in one hour and placing a professional on-site within four hours in order to minimize the effects of damage to your property. 

But what can you do to ensure complete restoration in clean water situations?

Below are some quick tips from SERVPRO® Inc. 

  • Shut off the water source if possible, and only if it can be done safely
  • Remove excess water by mopping or blotting
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying. Do not put cushion covers in washing machine
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs
  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature
  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting
  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water from the affected area
  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where the ceiling is sagging from retained water
  • Do not leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpeting

SERVPRO of Mercer County wants the best for you and your property. Visit our website for more helpful tips to respond to water damage.

Call us at 724-704-8939

24 Hour emergency water damage service

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Mercer County is only one call away if water damage happens to you

SERVPRO of Mercer County is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 724-704-8939

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Click here to meet our team

Certifications

  • ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
  • CMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician
  • WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • IICRC Certified Firm
  • RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
  • CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
  • ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • SRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
  • OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program

Affiliations

  • Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
  • Meadville - Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
  • Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce

Faster response to any water damage event

10/4/2017 (Permalink)

Don't wait! Call SERVPRO today

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Mercer County provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Mercer County arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 @ 724-704-8939

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

About SERVPRO of Mercer County

SERVPRO of Mercer County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

24/7 Water Damage Services

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When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

SERVPRO Mercer County is Ready to Help

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO Mercer County has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

SERVPRO Mercer County

"Like it never even happened."

724-704-8939