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Why Choose SERVPRO For Water Restoration in Mercer County

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Man holding his head. Severe weather can bring damage can be devastating and will surely create nothing but a headache.

Did you know June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness month? June is also the start of Hurricane season, and overall, the wettest month of the year across the United States. These storms are almost guaranteed to happen in your neck of the woods in Greenville, PA and certainly have the potential to bring a headache itself.

Water damage can originate in a multitude of unusual ways in your Greenville residence or commercial business, not from just a bad storm. No matter how it happens, the damage can be devastating and will surely create noting but a headache. You deserve to have a company that can make your water disaster look “Like it never even happened.” That company is your locally owned and operated, SERVPRO of Mercer County.

SERVPRO of Mercer County is Faster to Any Disaster with our 24/7 Emergency Response Team. We have an extensive 7-step water restoration process that will quicky get your home or business back to pre-water damage conditions. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and cleanup enables us to properly dry and restore your property fast and efficiently.

When you have a cleaning or restoration need, SERVPRO of Mercer County is nearby and ready to help. We are a Fire and Water - Restoration and Cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (724) 704-8939 or visit us on our Website.

Storm Damage Cleanup in Mercer, PA

4/26/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

Our process includes:

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

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

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

Residential Storm Cleanup Services in Mercer County, PA

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

WHY SERVPRO of Mercer County

11/25/2021 (Permalink)

House on fire. We know that suffering from a fire can be overwhelming and confusing and that is why we are Here to Help!

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers a range of services to make any size disaster, "Like it never even happened." Take a look at this Before and After picture. In the photo on the left you can see a kitchen that has incurred an extreme level of damage from smoke and soot. Our team of highly trained professionals have years of experience mitigating and restoring properties from fire damage.

SERVPRO of Mercer County is Trusted and Certified

In the event that our crew is called to a scene like this, our first goal is to make sure the homeowner knows they are in good hands. We know that suffering from a fire can be overwhelming and confusing and that is why we are Here to Help! Below is a list of just some of the trainings that our team goes through before heading out to a loss:

  • IICRC Training
  • Employee Certification Training
  • Initial Franchise Training
  • e-Learnings
  • Continuing Education Classes

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!

SERVPRO of Mercer County Receives a New Shipment of Equipment

10/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO unloading new equipment. We are sending 120 new pieces of equipment that have just been added to the team straight to a large loss.

The past few decades have seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Mercer County professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively. We are sending 120 new pieces of equipment that have just been added to the team straight to a large loss.

What is the Importance of New Technology Equipment?

New Technology Equipment is important for both the restoration company and the customer. For the restoration company, newer technology equipment increases productivity and efficiency. For the customer, new technology equipment is energy saving and cost saving. With new technology equipment such as air scrubbers and hydroxyls, it takes less time to dry a home or business after water damage has occurred. In addition, not only does it take less time to dry with new equipment, but new equipment also uses less energy. Therefore, saving home and business owners costly dollars.

SERVPRO of Mercer County is always Here to Help. If you are in need of fire or water restoration, give us a call at (724) 704-8939 for immediate assistance, or visit our Website!

Need Construction in Your Farrell Home or Business?

10/15/2021 (Permalink)

Painting a wall Our team of highly trained professionals have years of experience mitigating and restoring properties from fire damage.

SERVPRO of Mercer County covers all things construction. No job is too big or small. Big jobs include restoring a home or business from mitigation to reconstruction. This involves the process of drying out and cleaning a space after a water or fire loss has occurred. These jobs could include floor repairs, roofing services, furniture restoration, etc. Small jobs include paint jobs, board ups, roof tarp, temporary fencing, etc.

The Construction Process

After we conduct our mitigation and construction process, the results can be astonishing. To see one example of our work, Click Here! The photo on the left you can see a kitchen that has incurred an extreme level of damage from smoke and soot. Our team of highly trained professionals have years of experience mitigating and restoring properties from fire damage.

SERVPRO of Mercer County has the specialized fire restoration training needed to restore your home to pre-fire or pre-water loss condition. SERVPRO of Mercer County is available for immediate assistance. Give us a call at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website!

Handling Commercial Large Losses in Mercer County

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

A flooded office with computer desks SERVPRO of Mercer County is the industry leader in commercial fire and water damage restoration.

In the event of a storm disaster, you may not know what to do with your commercial business in Sharon. Questions you may ask include: “Who do I call?”, “What do I do?”, “Will my business recover?” SERVPRO of Mercer County has the answers!

Who Do I Call?

When your Sharon business is in need, SERVPRO of Mercer County is Here to Help! We qualify as a Large Loss Team, meaning no disaster is too much for SERVPRO of Mercer County to handle. At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

What Do I Do?

Following a disaster, you may not be sure where to begin. The truth is much of this should be left to the professionals at SERVPRO of Mercer County. What you should and should not do is always a question for business owners in Sharon. Follow our Water Damage Tips after a flood and our Fire Damage Tips if you experience a fire in your business.

Will My Business Recover?

This is the main question for business owners. SERVPRO of Mercer County is the industry leader in commercial fire and water damage restoration. We even offer a service to prepare yourself for a disaster like this. And it is free!

It is called an Emergency READY Profile, or an ERP for short. In short, it is a cost-free assessment of your facility that gives SERVPRO of Mercer County the critical information it needs to help your Sharon business get back to action following a disaster.

Ready to get started? Learn More.

If your business is in need, SERVPRO of Mercer County is ready to respond. We have the training, experience, and equipment to make any disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

To restore your property to preloss condition, call us today at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website. We are always Here to Help!

How to Prepare for a Disaster in Your Sharon Business

9/9/2021 (Permalink)

An emergency escape plan with the words 'Emergency Escape Plan' written over top of it In any disaster, safety is first. It is important to have an Office Evacuation Plan.

Disasters happen. There is not much we can do about them. Heavy storms, accidental fires, and major flooding sometimes cannot be prevented. However, some preparation can make the road to recovery obtainable. SERVPRO of Mercer County is here to prepare Sharon businesses for a disaster.

Why Prepare?

These major disasters to you might seem impossible in your Sharon, Hermitage, or Shenango business. The truth is we have seen these major disasters all over the country. Along with this, only 40% of businesses recover from disasters. according to this Article. Likewise, they go on to say in their Report that 90% of businesses will fail in the next two years following a disaster. SERVPRO of Mercer County does not want to see this in Sharon businesses.

Safety

In any disaster, safety is first. It is important to have an Office Evacuation Plan. Similar to your home, you should develop a Fire Escape Plan for the office. For guidance, utilize this Template for an Emergency Action Plan.

How to Prepare

SERVPRO of Mercer County provides an incredible service to prepare Sharon businesses. And it is free! An Emergency READY Profile, or ERP, is a cost-free assessment of your facilities. In it, we come to your facility and locate shut off valves, priority areas, the chain of command to authorize work, and a fully loaded guide on how we can get your Sharon business back to operational.

Ready for an ERP? Learn more.

To get your business prepared for a disaster, or if you need service following one, call SERVPRO of Mercer County! Reach us at (724) 704-8939 or visit our Website to get your Sharon business prepared for a disaster today!

SERVPRO of Mercer County Cleans Homes?

6/24/2021 (Permalink)

A blue spray bottle and yellow sponge are cleaning a tile wall. Our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Life happens. Kids spill drinks, pets have accidents, and homes get dirty. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the expertise to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service. Our residential cleaning services will ease the burden of the constant maintenance cleaning of your home, but will also create a safe, clean, and comfortable living environment for you and your family.

You know SERVPRO as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Residential Cleaning Services include:

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

The SERVPRO carpet and upholstery cleaning service will not only get out the dirt you see but will also remove the unwanted dust you do not. A professionally cleaned carpet and furniture may make all the difference in brightening up a room and freshening up your home.

Air Duct Cleaning

We all have tasks around the house that do not make it to the top of our priority list. Properly maintaining your home’s air ducts should not be one of them. Regular duct cleaning can increase your home’s heating and cooling efficiency and improve the quality of the air you and your family breathe.

Odor Removal

Your basic cleaning service is not going to have the expertise to effectively deodorize your home. Take advantage of SERVPRO’s residential cleaning services to remove unwanted odors.

Sewage and Biohazard Clean Up

Our experts are ready to assist in the cleanup of sewage and other biohazard materials and provide deep cleaning services for your home.

Find out more about our franchise professionals by visiting our website and Facebook page for a complete list of our cleaning services.

Need Cleaning Services?
Call Us Today – 
(724) 704-8939

Homeowners Insurance Claim: Can I Do the Work Myself?

4/28/2021 (Permalink)

A homeowner's insurance document sits beneath a toy blue house. SERVPRO of Mercer County is Here to Help. We are the true professionals of the county, and we are here to make sure your claim is handled right.

A lot of homeowners, when they see a huge water, fire or mold loss, can become extremely overwhelmed with cost. But if you are not a true professional--- can you do the work yourself? Allow SERVPRO of Mercer County to go over the basics.

While doing the work yourself sounds tempting…there is no guarantee that you will save money. Especially if you happen to make a mistake.

Most insurance companies will allow you to perform the work yourself…but the claim is handled slightly differently than if a professional company does the work. The insurance carrier may want more supervision and contact with you if you choose to perform the work yourself. Value Penguin also points out another problem you may encounter…” another concern is whether it is legal for you to do the repairs at all. Depending on the seriousness of the damage and the laws where you live, you may be required to get a permit from your city or have a license to do the necessary repairs.”

Insurance carriers may also suggest a specific restoration company to use. Understand, as the homeowner, you are entitled to choose any restoration company of your liking. Insurance carriers sometime have relationships with mitigation companies, and they might not be suggesting the company based on your best interests.

Claims adjusters can also have an impact on this decision. A claims adjuster can suggest a mitigation company to the insurance agent. Remember, a claims adjuster’s main job is to validate the claim and mitigate the amount of money paid out. If a claims adjuster knows of a carrier that is habitually more affordable…they may be a deciding factor for their suggestion. Just remember---the homeowner makes the decision and the insurance company must pay for the company the homeowner chooses. 

If your Hermitage home has suffered from a fire, water, mold or storm damage claim, SERVPRO of Mercer County is Here to Help. We are the true professionals of the county, and we are here to make sure your claim is handled right. We are detail oriented, help you with your claim from start to finish, and will make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Facebook page for more commonly asked questions. We’re always “Here to Help.”

Large Loss SERVPRO? What Does That Mean for Mercer County?

3/5/2021 (Permalink)

A SEVPRO 18-Wheeler is parked under a blue sky. The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration.

No job is too large for SERVPRO of Mercer County.

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are prequalified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster.

Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.

At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to dispatch trained production professionals and cut costs through the strategic placement and oversight of temporary labor. 

Some of the biggest clients for the Commercial Large Loss program include the following:

  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Property Managers
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • The Pentagon

SERVPRO of Mercer County is proud to of helped the residents of Louisiana with Hurricane Laura followed by Hurricane Delta last summer. Our large loss affiliation has also enabled us to help those in need of the Texas Deep Freeze which happened in February. Team Dobson took on more than 50 jobs to help residents to get back into their homes, and business owners to open their doors once again.

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.

With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.

So, what does this mean for the residents of Mercer County? Well. Should a disaster strike your home or business we have the people, equipment, and knowledge to take care of it faster than anyone else. Not one of our local competitors can compete. Large loss is where we stand in front of the rest.

There’s 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. So, when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today (724) 704-8939

A New Mercer County Standard of Clean

11/24/2020 (Permalink)

Image of Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned Program sticker on a glass door. In addition, with our cleaning, our customers can ensure that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which sends a message to others, this place is safe

SERVPRO® of Mercer County understands that due to the spread of COVID-19, many consumers are uneasy about going to brick and mortar locations. SERVPRO has conducted a foolproof cleaning plan that stands against pathogens, which helps make consumers, business owners, and school-goers feel more safe. SERVPRO believes in the three C’s. What are those you may ask? The three C’s stand for:

  • Consult
  • Clean
  • Certify

We understand that not all businesses are the same, so we tailor our cleaning program to each and every one of our customers. We carry cleaning solutions that are not only CDC compliant, but they are also EPA-Approved Hospital Grade. In addition to having a clean facility, our customers can ensure that they are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which sends a message to others saying, "this place is safe."

Our employees are trained and certified in their field of work. Not only do we have an experienced and trained workforce, we have people who care. Our people treat every job with care and sincerity. We understand that these times are unprecedented and tough. As a result, we treat our customers and their things with care. In addition, we look forward to growing relationships with customers, and we always want to hear their feedback.

SERVPRO® of Mercer County, Pennsylvania, is available to service your needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are more than happy to help! Call us at (330) 393-9999 if you need our help, would like an estimate or to inquire more information.

Why Are SERVPRO Employees Different?

10/30/2020 (Permalink)

image of SERVPRO of Mercer County employees all wearing orange shirts Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, and carpet & upholstery cleaning

If you have ever experienced a fire or large water loss---the minute your claim has been filed and accepted is when it is time to find a restoration company to get your home or business back to its pre-disaster condition.

With many options out there, it may be overwhelming. But if you really do your research… there is only one choice. SERVPRO of Mercer County’s employees are highly trained restoration specialists. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s Corporate Training Facility to regular IICRC industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Our training program includes the following: IICRC Training, Employee Certification Training, Initial Franchise Training, e-Learnings, and Continuing Education Classes. But why does this make a difference, to you, the consumer?

Let’s start with the IICRC Training. This education comes from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

Next, The Employee Certification Training is a voluntary, self-paced program designed for SERVPRO Franchise employees. Certification is awarded after successful completion of course materials and an examination. Modules include: Crew Training, Fire Restoration, Water Restoration, and Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning.

Initial Franchise Training is another class that sets us apart from the rest. This is a 15-day hands-on course at the SERVPRO Corporate Training Facility is the foundation of the SERVPRO training program. This course is primarily for new Franchise owners and covers many restoration topics.

It's 2020. Therefore, all staff has access to web-based training. This voluntary program is designed to be an ongoing, self-paced coaching series for a Franchise's employees. Video presentations and support materials are followed by a knowledge test at the end of each module. This keeps our technicians and office staff up to speed on industry standards and the professional quality you expect.

Lastly. We share our knowledge with our clients and customers. SERVPRO of Mercer County offers both credit and noncredit courses for insurance agents, insurance adjusters, real estate professionals, and Franchise staff. These programs are designed to improve knowledge of emergency mitigation.

We are also here for you anytime, any day. We are a 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year restoration company. Should you need us in your time of need; we are here for you with all our expertise and knowledge. Call us today at 724.704.8939.

Is Mold Lingering In My Mercer County Home?

10/19/2020 (Permalink)

image of residential mold present in the corner of a room Once mold is inside the home, it can grow and attach itself on to pretty much any type of surface.

Did you know your home could have mold even if you have not experienced a water loss? We all know we need to look for mold after our home is exposed to some sort of flooding. However, it does not usually cross a normal homeowner’s mind if it is not so blatantly right in front of their eyes. But how would you even know if your home has it?

Just so you know---even the cleanest of homes have mold. It is impossible to eliminate it in its entirety. Mold can creep into a home just by going outside and walking back in with your shoes on. Once it is inside the home, it can grow and attach itself on to pretty much any type of surface. Especially the more common household items like carpets, walls and clothing.

The rooms in your home that are the most at risk to have mold damage are bathrooms, kitchens and basements since mold is so good at reproducing anywhere there is moisture. According to the Environmental Protection Agency “Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors.  If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, most likely, the mold problem will come back.”

The most common indoor molds are CladosporiumPenicilliumAspergillus, and Alternaria, and Stachybotrys chartarum also known as Black mold. Rest assured--- the CDC says that Black Mold is no more harmful than the other types listed. That’s a relief!

Nevertheless, mold should always be removed from your home no matter what the type. All have a potential to be harmful. 

If you’re still not sure and you think you may need a mold test. There is no company better prepared to deal with mold than SERVPRO of Mercer County. We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Mercer County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. Call us today to help at 724.704.8939.

Best Smart Home Devices

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

image of several different smart home devices that can aid in the daily life of homeowners Smart home devices tackle more serious tasks like home security. Before purchasing a device, you should look at the reviews and capabilities.

In 2020, the smart home systems are more impressive and expansive than ever. Alexa can add items to your shopping list, you can turn off the lights in your kitchen while you are in the living room, and have a robot vacuum your floors while you are at work.

Although many of those tasks are very convenient, smart home devices can tackle more serious tasks such as home security. Before purchasing a smart home device, you should research the reviews and integrations. Integrations will tell you how many products you can connect your device to and use in conjunction.

For example, Amazon Alexa will connect to smart thermostats like Nest of Ecobee4 and then you will be able to control the thermostat from any room in the house by speaking to Alexa. Alexa can also close your garage door and lock your doors for you when you leave the house. This eliminates the guessing game of “did I close the garage door?”

Phillips Hue lightbulbs allow you to control both the intensity and color of the light. You can create specific color coordinated moods and color coordinated alarms to ensure you can wake up a bright pink bedroom every morning if that is your wish.

As mentioned before, Ecobee4 is a smart thermostat that enables you to control air temperature with voice commands and has its own Amazon speaker. You can control the room you are in, not just the room it is installed in.

Lastly, Netgear Arlo Q is a useful tool for home security. It records high quality video when you are not home and can even produce clear images of people in pitch black darkness. You can set it to record at specific times and offers seven days of video and audio backup for free.

SERVPRO of Mercer County always wants you to stay safe and prepared. We are happy to help and support our local communities. If your home or business incurs water or fire damage, or mold – call our highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Mercer County.

Call us today! (724) 704 8939

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10 Tips to Prepare for the Fall Season

9/15/2020 (Permalink)

image of home during a visible fall season with the leaves on the trees orange and brown To help keep small issues from turning into bigger disasters, inspect your roof using binoculars, to check for damaged or missing shingles.

Coolers days, crisp air, and changing colors make fall a fan favorite when it comes to the changing seasons in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. While you are out leaf peeping, enjoying apple cider and donuts, and picking pumpkins, your home will also need some attention to ensure it's ready for the cold weather on the horizon. The weather can change quickly, and a bit of preparation now could save you from aggregation and costly repairs later.

Below are 10 tips for you to consider when preparing your home for fall.

  1. Reprogram the thermostat

Keep the house warm when people are active, but do not be afraid to lower the temperature when the family is sleeping or at work/school for the day.

  1. Remove air conditioner(s)

If you do not have the luxury of central air conditioning, be sure to remove any window units you placed in the windows over the hot summer. This will eliminate the cooler air from entering your home, causing your heating source to work harder.

  1. Close the pool

If you have a pool and close it when the temperature drops, schedule a service or if you are handy, buy the supplies and do it yourself.

  1. Clean your furnace and replace the filters

Check your furnace for soot, and pilot light health. This is also a great time to switch out your filters; clean air is important when the house is closed for winter.

  1. Inspect your fireplace and have it cleaned

If you have a fireplace and plan on using it as the weather turns colder, have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional.

  1. Insulate your pipes for the winter

As temperatures drop below freezing, standing water in your pipes can start to freeze. By adding foam covers you can help insulate and protect your pipes.

  1. Clean and prepare your outdoor furniture

Clean and store seasonal outdoor furniture in a safe place. Cover with a tarp to protect it from snow, ice, and cold. If you have removable cushions, consider storing them indoors to help them last longer.

  1. Check your water heater

Your water heater has a lot of work to do in fall and winter. If you have not inspected your water heater lately, it may be time to clean it out or have it serviced. Overtime, it can get loaded with sediment, or other problems may arise that reduce its efficiency.

  1. Inspect your rook for leaks

There is nothing worse for a homeowner than a leaking roof. To help keep small issues from turning into bigger disasters, inspect your roof using binoculars, to check for damaged or missing shingles. Also make sure your gutters are flowing freely of sticks and leaves.

  1. Turn off outdoor faucets and store hoses

Disconnect and drain any outside hoses you have used over the spring/summer to water gardens and lawns. Shut off exterior faucets to help prevent frozen pipes if a deep freeze were to occur in your area.

If you need help preparing your home for fall, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Mercer County! We specialize in repairing and restoring fire and water damage. But we also can clean air ducts, repair roofs, and offer quality construction services.

Call us today if you need our help! (724) 704 8939

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned - A Defensive Cleaning Program

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Table tent signs describing the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program on top of a wooden table. Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.

Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, 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. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of Mercer County today at  [724-704-8939] for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

Cleaning & Sanitation Experts in Mercer County

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Coronavirus stock photo with SERVPRO logo and tagline Here to Help As specialists in cleaning & sanitation services, SERVPRO of Mercer County is Here to Help during this time of need.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fguidance-prevent-spread.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html

Content Services in Mercer PA

11/27/2019 (Permalink)

two servpro employees with gloves handling a box in a residence SERVPRO of Mercer County values the opportunity to restore and care for some of the most unique property in the valley.

By serving the residents in the Mercer area every day, SERVPRO of Mercer County values the opportunity to restore and care for some of the most unique property in the valley. We complete countless numbers of commercial and residential jobs every year and each one is individually unique.

Your home and/or place of business will always receive our utmost attention and care in your time of need. But what about the personal belongings that are affected by water, fire, smoke or soot?

Shipping containers, storage units, garages can provide extra space to store contents, but they also create a damp, dark space for mold spores to thrive. If kept in these environments for extended periods of time, items can become damaged by weather, moisture, and mold.

We are able to lead a coordinated effort with the insurance carrier and the customer to begin the process of making them whole again. As part of our array of restoration services, we don't just pay attention to the structure; we'll also help take care of the contents of your home or business. It’s the jobs that require content storage that allows SERVPRO of Mercer County to show what we can do.  

Your home contains many of your most valuable possessions and houses those you love the most. Your business is your livelihood. The team at SERVPRO of Mercer County understands just how trying, disruptive and traumatic major losses - such as a fire - can be. 

Some of our contents services include:

Inventory – One of the first priorities in fire restoration is to complete an accurate inventory to help ensure you can properly account for all your belongings. Your SERVPRO of Mercer County technician can provide a detailed room-by-room inventory of contents, including digital photographs and bar codes for each item, suitable for filing insurance claims forms and relieving you of this often stressful and time-consuming process.

Move Outs – When the structure has suffered extensive damage, the cleanup and restoration process may need to be facilitated by relocating the contents for cleaning, deodorization and storage while structural repairs are being completed. A supervised moving crew can carefully pack and move the entire contents of your home or office.

Contents Cleaning – All restorable contents in the affected areas will be professionally cleaned and deodorized. This includes area rugs, furniture, draperies and upholstery.

SERVPRO of Mercer County technicians begin by carefully inspecting and testing all fabrics in the structure to determine which cleaning methods are most appropriate; we provide wet or dry cleaning methods.

Additionally, all other contents that can be restored, will be cleaned and deodorized to as close to preloss condition as possible; this includes electronics, art, wood furniture, kitchen items, clothing, bedding and much more.

If you are in need of any of these services or if you have questions, we are here to help! Call SERVPRO of Mercer County today at 724-704-8939

WHY SERVPRO When it Comes to Bio Hazard Cleanup?

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

 hand placing a needle into a red bio safety disposal container Our biohazard cleanup specialists at SERVPRO of Mercer County are trained to be compassionate and sensitive during your time of need.

Fire and water damage can be very overwhelming to a property owner. However, property damage due to a suicide or an unattended death poses much risk to the policyholder and adjuster. Our technicians at SERVPRO of Mercer County are ready to respond during your time of need. We are highly trained in bioremediation and truly understand the science behind the decontamination process.

In every biohazard crime scene, there are always health risks. Our bioremediation specialists must follow mandated employee safety regulations and decontamination procedures to ensure safety for all. Our biohazard technicians at SERVPRO follow safety regulations that are in accordance with federal, state, and/or local regulations and are in compliance with OSHA, EPA and the State Environmental Agency.

OSHA training programs prepare our technicians for

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Communication
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Heat Illness
  • Fall Protection
  • Lift Safety
  • Lock Out – Tag Out
  • and Power Tool Safety.

Having these programs in place protect our employees from injury and ensure their safety.

The disposal of medical waste must be in accordance with federal, state and/or local regulations as well. Our SERVPRO of Mercer County technicians are trained to dispose contaminated content properly and are also trained in the proper use of cleaning agents. It is important to report, test, and communicate to the adjuster and policyholder why some content is being removed, disposed, and or cleaned with proper equipment.

SERVPRO technicians are available 24/7 for your bio-remediation and decontamination process.

Call SERVPRO of Mercer County at 724-704-8939.

Ready for Whatever Happens

10/21/2019 (Permalink)

Graphic with text "ready for whatever happens" in green text No matter the issue, no matter the time or place – we’re here to help.

SERVPRO of Mercer County is a full-service restoration company. What exactly does that mean? It means that no matter the size, type, or time of a disaster – our crews are READY to help. We are available 24/7/365 for emergency services.

So, when thunderstorms hits Sharpsville at 3:00 AM, sending rushing water into an unfinished basement – we are here to help.

  • When a pipe bursts and submerges the first floor of a home – we are here to help.
  • When a cigarette butt is left unattended and sends an entire home into flames – we are here to help.
  • When mold threatens a business’ ability to stay open during its rush season – we are here to help.

In addition to our disaster recovery services, we also offer residential and commercial cleaning. These services range from carpet, window, and HVAC cleaning, to long term cleaning contracts in commercial buildings.


No matter the issue, no matter the place – we’re here to help. We are a locally owned company backed by national resources. This network allows us to provide you the best service, the best equipment, at all times. If your home or business incurs damage from fire, water, or mold – call the professionals at SERVPRO of Mercer County, we are ready for whatever happens.

Maybe Mold?

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Corner of concrete basement with mold spores along the wall If you suspect that you may have mold and would would like to schedule a mold test or remediation service, call us today!

Are you concerned that your Mercer County home or business may have a mold infestation? Well you are not alone. As a professional mold remediation company, we receive a high volume of calls from home and business owners concerned about the potential of mold growth in their most precious asset; their property.

What is Mold?

Mold is a natural organism that can grow anywhere in the environment where moisture is present. Any source of water invasion can make your home vulnerable to mold growth and cause spores to spread quickly. Mold can increase significantly within a 48-72-hour period, so early identification is crucial to a smooth remediation process. 

Where can you find mold?

Mold spores are microscopic and can be present almost everywhere. However, listed below are a few places where mold might be growing in your Mercer County home:

  • Basements
  • Cellars
  • Behind or under refrigerators
  • Underneath sinks
  • Around or underneath leaking windows
  • Around plumbing or pipes

What are potential signs of mold?

  • Strong musty odors
  • Evidence of moisture problems (past or present)
  • Excess moisture or humidity in space
  • Visually identifiable mold

What to do if you find it?

If you suspect that you may have mold and would would like to schedule a mold test or remediation service, call SERVPRO of Mercer County today at (724) 704-8939. We have trained professionals who are always ready to help!

Mold in your Mercer County Home?

10/3/2019 (Permalink)

corner of a beige ceiling with mold spores across the top SERVPRO of Mercer County has the experience, tools, and technicians you need to help make any size mold problem, “Like it never even happened.

Have you noticed a musty smell or visible patches of growth in your home? These signs could indicate that you have mold problem in your home.

What is mold?

Mold spores are microscopic and naturally occur almost everywhere – both indoors and outdoors. These spores increase in numbers when there is moisture in the air. For this reason, when our team is called to your home or business for a mold concern, one of the first steps in our remediation process is to address any sources of water or moisture. Without addressing the root cause, the mold is likely to return.

Here to Help

If your home or business has suffered water damage or if it has a moisture issue, you may be fighting a silent battle with mold. There are also other factors that encourage mold growth that may go undetected if you are not vigilant. SERVPRO of Mercer County has the experience, tools, and technicians you need to help make any size mold problem, “Like it never even happened.

Call us today at 724-704-8939 if you suspect that you may have a problem with mold and we will be there to help!

Is Professional Carpet Cleaning Worth It?

9/20/2019 (Permalink)

sevrpro employee in uniform, cleaning carpet with equipment in background SERVPRO of Mercer County offers professional carpet cleaning services that can help make even the tough stains, look “Like it never even happened.”

Most people have a cleaning routine or schedule dedicated to keeping up with household chores. As a provider of professional carpet cleaning, what we often find is that a HUGE aspect of cleaning is usually forgotten – the carpets.

Think about it, when was the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned?

It is recommended that you have a carpet cleaning at least once a year. For homeowners with pets or with heavy traffic, this frequency could fluctuate. Nonetheless, carpet cleaning is a very important aspect of maintaining the freshness and longevity of your home.

SERVPRO of Mercer County offers professional carpet cleaning services that can help make even the tough stains, look “Like it never even happened.” We have a variety of specialized cleaning methods that are strategically used based on the material, color, and damage to the carpet.  If your carpets are in need of a boost, give us a call today. We are always here to help!