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How Floodwaters Bring Contaminants into Your Pottsville Home

7/23/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home When a flood disrupts your home living. SERVPRO is a call away for all of the storm damage restorations your home needs.

Contamination and Hazards During Flood Damage Restoration

While flooding can often be very traumatic for Pottsville homeowners, many do not understand the full measure of hazard or risk associated with this emergency. With water pouring in through openings of your home without a full working knowledge of where this water has come from, this disaster could welcome contamination and biohazards into the property that threaten those exposed. Our SERVPRO professionals have the personal protective equipment to safely clean up these potential hazards throughout the mitigation and restoration processes necessary to return your home to preloss condition.

Without knowing the path that floodwaters take to reach your Pottsville home, it cannot get said definitively that flood damages are not potentially hazardous for even our trained professionals to overcome. Our SERVPRO flood restoration team has advanced training regarding safety and personal protective equipment that can help us clean up contaminated areas and remove hazardous debris and items from your property that have been carried in with the flood.

Assessment for Flood Damage

Assessment of the damage is a critical stage for determining the full scope of the water damage to the property and determining the levels of the potential hazard that could exist both structurally and with the flood water and residues left behind. With our mitigation tactics, our SERVPRO technicians can quickly extract floodwater from the affected areas of your home and get to work on debris removal and demolition required in light of both contamination and heavy saturation that ruins construction materials like drywall.

Disinfection After Flood Damage

Disinfection of beams, studs, and other primary structural elements is critical if these portions of your home’s construction can get preserved after a flood. We have solutions and detergents that can clean these materials. Even an antimicrobial spray can help prevent these surfaces from becoming inhabitable by mold spores, looking for a home in the moist environment to colonize.

Flooding is rarely as direct as restoring water damage. Still, our SERVPRO of Pottsville rapid response team has the training and equipment to help with whatever the condition of your property is. Give our professionals a call anytime at (570) 622-8991.

The Difference Between Flood And Water Damage In Your Pottsville Home

7/17/2021 (Permalink)

dishwasher over flow Water damage of any type is a job for SERVPRO. Our IICRC certified techs are ready at a moment's notice. Call now!

Our Highly Skilled Technicians Explain The Difference Between Flood And Water Damage

Knowing the kind of damage that affects your Pottsville home can be critical in securing the proper restoration work. While it might seem like many of these potential disasters stand out clearly from one another regarding the effects that they can have on the property, situations like flood and water damage present similar effects but from different sources. These variables affect the work to get done in the home and the best approach to restore it and protect the things that matter most to the customer.

Flood and water damage in your Pottsville home might look similar when you see their effects on materials and belongings, but they get approached and restored in different ways. Our SERVPRO professionals must assess the source of the damage to help to provide our customers with lasting solutions to prevent similar occurrences in the immediate future with the next severe weather system or interior problem.

Water damage is often more common for our technicians to contend with in the area homes that we serve. Water damage results from something occurring within the house that has an immediate impact on surfaces, materials, and the environment of affected areas of the property. This disaster can result from several sources such as faulty appliances or fixture leaks but often can get restored without excessive demolition if professionals like ours can get to the situation quickly.

Water Removal Services

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified professionals can quickly set up the proper drying equipment in critical areas to remove the moisture from surfaces and construction elements throughout the house. Often drywall and cabinetry require removal if overly saturated by the water, but elements like flooring and carpeting can often get preserved with drying mats, air movers, and dehumidifiers.

While there are differences in how water damage and flood damage can affect your home, having the right professionals to help you overcome effects is critical to returning your property to normal. Give our experienced SERVPRO of Pottsville rapid response team a call anytime that disaster strikes so we can work quickly to restore your home. You can reach our professionals 24/7 at (570) 622-8991.

What Strategies Reduce the Damage that Flooding Does to Pottsville Homes?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged ceiling Storms have the tendency to cause homes damage. SERVPRO is the team to call for all of your storm restoration services.

Effective mitigation and remediation strategies help Pottsville properties recover after flooding.

Flooding is a time-sensitive situation. The sooner technicians can get started on recovery and cleaning, the less of the structure that requires removal and replacement. SERVPRO employs efficient extraction and disinfection practices to overcome highly damaging flood events in area homes. 

Emergency Services Remove Standing Water Concerns

Because flood damage in Pottsville homes is not uncommon, restoration professionals like ours in the area must stay prepared to mobilize quickly. Reaching a flood situation for restoration and mitigation as soon as possible can often prevent considerable tear-out and reconstruction. Emergency services can range from debris removal to extraction.

Content Cleaning and Relocation Services

Our responding technicians always prioritize protecting your home or business's contents from irreparable harm. On-site relocation and cleaning can play a significant role in this process, though some of these items must benefit from the pack-out process we offer. This moves things to our nearby SERVPRO facility for effective and efficient restoration practices such as:

Flooding is often a devastating situation for area homeowners, namely when your most treasured possessions are in harm's way. Trusting the fast response of our SERVPRO of Pottsville team to help can ensure that even with destructive flooding conditions that the appropriate cleaning and restoration gets underway. We are available 24/7 at (570) 622-8991. 

After a Water Damage Incident in Your Pottsville Property, Call the Experts at SERVPRO

6/18/2021 (Permalink)

rippled carpet, lumpy beige SERVPRO advises DIY Pottsville homeowners call us for professional water removal--do you want this carpet in your closet?

Why SERVPRO for Effective Water Cleanup for Your Pottsville Home

Even without widespread damages, water damage incidents in your Pottsville home still require professional cleaning and drying to ensure that worse conditions are not waiting around the corner. There are many risks associated with inadequately cleaning up and drying out water loss incidents in your house. Understanding how professional assistance can help can ultimately save you time and money over DIY approaches.

No matter the cause of the water damage to your Pottsville home, water cleanup is rarely as simple as mops and buckets to the affected areas. Often water damage spreads quickly throughout the exposed area, penetrating surfaces and saturating materials to the point of requiring specialized drying equipment to recover these areas. Our SERVPRO professionals arrive with a stocked production vehicle and personnel to quickly begin drying out the damaged elements within your home to prevent costlier ventures like tear-out and reconstruction that might not be necessary.

Specialized Tools for Detecting Water Damage

We arrive with moisture detection equipment and thermal imagery cameras that can help to determine where moisture pockets exist out of sight. Understanding the depths and spread of dampness can choose the best positioning for high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. This maximizes their effectiveness in returning your home to preloss conditions.

As effective as this strategy is for our SERVPRO professionals on-site, many homeowners might still consider doing this independently. Failure to know the full extent of the damage and eliminate this lingering dampness can facilitate the growth of mold, which can be damaging both to the structure and those living inside. Additionally, lingering moisture can weaken structural elements to the point of failure or collapse, making it a considerable hazard for anyone exposed.

For as many choices as you might have to make when you experience a water damage incident in your home, choosing professional restoration should be an easy decision. Our SERVPRO of Pottsville rapid response team is available 24/7 to help clean up and dry out the water damage in your home. Give us a call today at (570) 622-8991.

SERVPRO Provides Professional Water Extraction During Storm Damage Recovery in Pottsville

6/12/2021 (Permalink)

removed water damaged wall SERVPRO offers "flood cuts," a controlled demolition to minimize cost and build backs in Pottsville storm damaged homes

Flood Recovery for Pottsville Homes After Severe Weather Damages

Storm systems can cause many external damages to your Pottsville property. To make the situation harder, these vulnerabilities caused by high winds, hail, ice, heavy snowfall, and torrential rain can open pathways for water to penetrate the upper levels of your house or also allow water into cellars and basements. Contending with this situation requires an immediate response from the homeowner to experienced restoration specialists that can help. Our team is available 24/7 to help you preserve structural elements in your home and keep the property's contents from becoming unsalvageable.

Many homeowners do not realize when external elements of their home have allowed their property to become susceptible to flooding. Often these situations occur mid-storm, making them troublesome to diagnose right away and harder still to prevent. Our rapid response team can react quickly to the flood damage in your Pottsville home and offer effective solutions designed to mitigate your damages and lessen the time and cost associated with the complete restoration of the house.

Flood Damage Mitigation and Restoration

Risk assessment is a large part of our SERVPRO professionals' work, and this comes along with a thorough inspection of the property to determine the full extent of the damage sustained by the home throughout the event. Often affected areas of your house get earmarked at this point for removal with controlled demolition tactics. With a higher volume of water penetrating your home, the saturation levels can get too excessive for materials like drywall and carpeting to get saved in many instances. SERVPRO attempts to minimize the amount of wall replacement by using "flood cuts." Why remove an entire 8-foot panel when a 2 to 4-foot cut can suffice?

Our SERVPRO technicians offer controlled demolition techniques to prepare your property for the reconstruction that it often needs when exposed to floodwaters. While we can often board up or tarp over vulnerable points on the roof or in other areas of the exterior of your home to prevent further exposure and damage, we leave reconstruction and replacement of materials to experienced residential contractors.

Flooding in your home can happen from several sources, but severe weather can often become a contributing factor. If you experience flood damages in your home, call our SERVPRO of Pottsville rapid response team as quickly as possible at (570) 622-8991.

How Can Mold Removal Happen in a Pottsville Basement?

6/7/2021 (Permalink)

basement walls ceiling coated with mold Don't Let Mold Damage get out of control in your Pottsville basement--Call SERVPRO for remediation and cleanup

SERVPRO Recommends Getting Professional Mold Damage Remediation to Ensure the Problem Ends

One thing to remember when black mold or another type is seen in a Pottsville property, it is always a symptom of a larger issue. Frequently visited reasons include unseen leaks, lack of ventilation allowing humidity to build up, or post-flood damage.

SERVPRO handles mold removal in Pottsville properties and addresses the cause at the time of the remediation. This attention to detail inhibits the issue's return and ensures the homeowner does not have to keep dealing with the mold. Scoping using our equipment can pinpoint the areas of elevated moisture, then the tech can drill a tiny hole to inspect for mold. This prevents the removal of portions of walls or ceilings in finished basements that do not harbor mold colonies.

Removal of dried matter may happen through different methods depending on the surface it is left upon. SERVPRO techs have access to abatement applications such as ice, soda, and glass bead blasting to lift away stuck-on residues without marring surfaces, such as cinder block walls in a basement.

Actions to Inhibit Further Mold Damage During Remediation

  • Lowering interior humidity under 50%
  • The use of antimicrobial sealants
  • Containment to halt the spread of airborne spores during remediation

SERVPRO of Pottsville at (570) 622-8991 brings years of comprehensive training to every Pottsville mold damage remediation resulting in the best outcome every time.

Ensure Best Results in Orwigsburg with Skilled Fire Restoration

5/18/2021 (Permalink)

smoke detector opened on a ceiling SERVPRO advices our Orwigsburg neighbors to check and replace batteries in their smoke detectors to help prevent severe fire damage

SERVPRO arrives to your Orwigsburg property fast to start on fire damage restoration efforts!

Odors, charred debris, and stains may fill your interior after you have a fire that blazes through your Orwigsburg property. Good news - the SERVPRO crew is available with IICRC-certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) that will get the job underway and completed right the first time. To each fire damage restoration project we get called to, we identify soot deposits to allow for the selection of the best equipment and methods for the task. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster, giving our clients peace of mind that all stress and hassle is removed from the house fire clean up process.

Some of the common steps that we take when called for fire restoration in Orwigsburg include:

  • Odorous element identification – This helps determine best restoration practices or replacement, as needed. Fires leave behind smoke and soot particles that permeate your materials and interior, making it difficult to remove without utilizing technical measures.
  • Detailed smoke deposit analysis – Wherever there are wet, dry, or greasy deposits, our crew has access to many cleaning agents; alkaline, acidic, and oil-based treatments help us return fire damaged homes back to their pre-fire condition even faster.
  • Restoration and replacement – We always work to repair rather than replace, but do offer complete controlled demolition services as needed to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Pottsville today at (570) 622-8991 for help with fire restoration and smoke remediation. We have crews available 24/7 for emergency service!

How to Deal with Water Damage Removal in Pottsville

5/11/2021 (Permalink)

finished basement, axial fans drying carpet SERVPRO has advanced drying equipment to mitigate water damage in flooded Pottsville finished basements

Pottsville Homeowners Trust SERVPRO for Water Damage Removal and Restoration

Are you aware that home insurance does not typically cover flood water damage in Pottsville? Pottsville homeowners have a responsibility to protect their property and contents to minimize insurance claims. Faster removal of unwanted spills can mitigate the water damage caused by burst pipes, damaged taps, or leaking roofs.

How professional water extraction services can help

Whether you are dealing with faulty plumbing, a broken appliance, or floods, just an inch of water is enough to cause havoc and ruin properties worth many thousands of dollars. But not when you seek the right professional water damage removal services in Pottsville. Our SERVPRO team offers professional water extraction services to homes and business premises. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Some of the leading causes of water damage in Pottsville include:

  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks
  • Leaking Roof from Storms
  • Basement flooding

Need professional water damage removal services in Pottsville? Simply dial (570) 622-8991, and our dedicated team of experts at SERVPRO of Pottsville can be at your doorstep, making you feel “Like it never even happened.”

When Your Pottsville Business Requires Rapid Flood Damage Assistance

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

funny flood stickers Flooding is never funny in a Pottsville commercial property. But, SERVPRO is ready to help make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO provides fast, efficient flood damage services – Call us first to assess your Pottsville business!

You will find Pottsville located within Schuylkill County in the state of Pennsylvania. Nestled within the Coal Region in Pennsylvania, you will find stunning green landscapes of rolling hills and quaint village streets filled with friendly, welcoming faces.

Notable Fact: The anthracite coal history for Pottsville began back in 1790 after a coal seam got discovered by a local hunter named Necho Allen. By the time 1795 came around, there was an anthracite-fired refinery established along the Schuylkill River.

Looking for Things to Do When in Pottsville?

Pottsville is a lovely area to explore when traveling, but it is also great for putting down roots. You have a rural vibe yet plenty of places to see within the urban setting. Some of the favorite attractions in Pottsville include:

  • G. Yuengling and Son Brewery – Whether you want to take a historical brewery tour or sample some of this famous craft beer, this is a great stop to break up some of the time during your visit. 
  • Hope Hill Lavender Farm – Come during the right time of the year, and you will experience vast fields of lavender or stunning sunflowers at this local farm. 
  • Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectible Museum – Whether you are a car buff or want to experience a unique, eclectic museum, this is a stop filled with whimsical, memorable classic car and vintage décor displays.

Diving into Dining Experiences in Pottsville, Pennsylvania!

Whether you are visiting Pottsville or looking for new favorite restaurants to enjoy after moving to the area, there is something for everyone for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or light eats when out on the town. Some of the favorite haunts in the Pottsville area include:

  • Ruby’s Kitchen – Top dishes on the menu at this deli-style restaurant on South 2nd Street include Fish Mac N’ Cheese, Turkey Panini, and Crab Soup. The seating is cozy, and the staff offers a friendly, fun atmosphere. 
  • WHEEL – Pottsville – When you are in the mood for unique, expertly crafted sandwiches, this eatery on West Market Street is perfect. They’re known for bold Grilled Cheese Sandwiches as well as Hand Cut Chips, Hand Cut Fries, and a broad selection of toppings and dipping sauces for an out-of-this-world experience.
  • Roma Pizzeria – Whether you are looking for a quick slice or a few pizzas or dishes to enjoy at home, Roma Pizzeria on West Market Street is a great place to check out. Favorites on the menu include Chicken Wing Pizza, Cheese Steak Stromboli, Filet Mignon Sandwich, and Pollo Rossini. 

Flood Damage Control with SERVPRO Gives Your Pottsville Business the Ability to Cut Damages and Loss

Flooding from a faulty appliance, employee error, or burst pipes can turn into a substantial water-related emergency. When this happens, you need help fast at your Pottsville business. SERVPRO features skilled technicians to handle flood restoration and water mitigation to get results quickly, including controlled demolition and emergency services water damage repair, so everything is restored “Like it never even happened.”

Help with flood damage in Pottsville when you need it at your commercial space is what we are here for at SERVPRO. We follow proven steps using water clean up tools like:

  • Truck-mounted and portable extractors
  • Carpet wands/light wands
  • Stationary or self-propelled deep extraction tools
  • Self-priming trash pumps, high-pressure pumps, or electric submersible pumps

Water removal services and flood damage assistance are areas where we shine at SERVPRO of Pottsville. Call us at (570) 622-8991, and we will send a crew to your commercial space as soon as possible to get started!

Pottsville Basement Mold Remediation Services Near Me?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

black mold Mold will spread like wildfire within 24 to 48 hours. SERVPRO has trained and experienced technicians to handle the mold remediation service.

SERVPRO Can Help You With Your Pottsville Restaurant's Basement Mold Remediation!

When a building is first built, many basements remain unfinished, which can be a double-edged sword when it comes to your restaurant and the mold damage inside. On the one hand, a lack of drywall and flooring can make it easier to clean up fungi that form. However, on the other hand, any microbial growth is closer to the structure of your home, such as the organic wooden framework. 

Here at SERVPRO, we can help you with your Pottsville basement mold remediation! When it comes to fungal growth, it is not always a water loss to blame. Sometimes excess humidity can be the problem. Let us say that high humidity first began to impact the insulation during the summer and got worse throughout the fall. You did not notice until much later when the colony became visually apparent, peeking out around the extra equipment and old files. Not to worry, we can help you with: 

  • Mold Inspections, Remediations, and Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs
  • Mold Inspection
  • Attic Mold Removal
  • Mold Removal

Using advanced technology, our SERVPRO technicians can remove the mold-filled insulation safely without spreading it to other sections of your restaurant. Furthermore, we can use antifungal agents to help prevent regrowth, so you can feel "Like it never even happened." We work whenever you need us, so call us now! 

When you need a mold inspection and remediation services, get help immediately! Contact SERVPRO of Pottsville by dialing (570) 622-8991. We're ready to help you!