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We Clean and Restore Your Family Keepsakes in Chester

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

An open jewelry box is shown full of precious family heirlooms. We’re on call to clean and restore fire damage in Downingtown.

The firefighters have just left you are standing in the midst of your home that has been ravaged by fire. Not only is there damage to your home, but there is also damage to your furniture and other home contents caused by soot, smoke, ash and water used by the firefighters to put out the flames. SERVPRO® of West Chester wants home and business owners in Downingtown to know that we provide content restoration services and approach every fire damage emergency with a “restore” versus “replace” mentality to help you save money and to help you preserve as many of your precious and irreplaceable family heirlooms that we can. We can’t always clean and restore all of your belongings back to pre-fire condition, but we can clean and restore many of your damaged contents using techniques like:

  • Dry Cleaning - Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.
  • Wet Cleaning - An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.
  • Spray and Wipe -Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.
  • Foam Cleaning - Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.
  • Abrasive Cleaning - Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.
  • Immersion Cleaning - Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.
     

We are on call to respond to any fire damage emergency 24 hours a day. SERVPRO of West Chester provides quality contents restoration services to Downingtown business owners and residents. Call us today at 610-692-8884.

SERVPRO of West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

Cooking Safety Tips for Chester

3/10/2020 (Permalink)

An anxious woman is cooking on a stovetop with flames rising out of control from the pan. We’re on call to clean and restore fire damage in Westtown.

Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries? According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. SERVPRO® of West Chester wants home and business owners in Westtown to know when a fire breaks out in the kitchen in addition to fire, smoke and soot, water damage may also occur from the use of water by the firefighters to put out the flames. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for cooking safely:

  • Do not use the stovetop when you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, boiling, grilling or broiling food
  • If you have to leave the kitchen, turn off the stove
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking
  • Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop
  • In the event of a grease fire, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turn off the burner
  • For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed

We are highly trained specialists who will respond to any fire damage emergency 24 hours a day. SERVPRO of West Chester provides fire cleanup and restoration services to Westtown business owners and residents “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 610-692-8884.

SERVPRO of West Chester is independently owned and operated.

Together We Restore your Home in West Chester

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

Living room SERVPRO of West Chester promises to answer when you call.

Together we get it done.

Life is full of mishaps and otherwise unwanted stress creators such as storms. Did you know that wind can reach speeds of up to 60 mph in severe cases?  This kind of wind in your West Chester home or business can cause several different kinds of damage, as well as leave areas of the structure vulnerable to rain and other water crisis such as broken pipes.  SERVPRO of West Chester can work together with you to lower chances for incurring injury and/or cost due to storm damage.

Your part.

Preparedness is a necessary tool in your efforts to protect your home in West Chester.

It’s your house; so not only do you have a vested interest in lowering risks to your home and family; but that same preparedness creates a more stress-free environment. 

Be prepared for the worst when times are the best. Don’t wait until the wind is moving at speeds of forty mph outside before you start making calls and buying batteries. Do these things early on when there are no clouds in the sky.

Our part.

SERVPRO of West Chester promises to answer when you call. We promise that the person fielding your call will understand not only the proper responses to your cleanup and restoration questions but they will understand your vulnerable and stressful position as the owner/insurance adjuster.  We will use that understanding to make you as comfortable with what’s happening as possible. We will send the correct people, and the proper equipment to meet whatever needs have been created by the unfortunate event(s).

SERVPRO of West Chester is independently owned and operated.

From Disaster to Normal in West Chester

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

clock face When a disaster is occurring in your property, there is no time to waste.

From disaster…

Time and again the professionals at SERVPRO of West Chester have been on the front lines in post-catastrophe situations with their service being invaluable to adjusters and homeowners alike. From the mold created by catastrophic water leaks to soot and smoke removal after a house fire, we bring stability and efficiency to the job that only professionals can bring.

…to normal.

At the end of the day inWest Chester, you just want to turn the key, walk in the door, sit your things down, and sink into a soft chair to relax. You’ve just endured the trauma of some fire, water, or mold disaster and clean up and you don’t want to continue to be in the middle of a disaster area. We will strive to make your situation as painless as possible and when the job is complete  and you return to your normal way of living, it will have been our pleasure to have helped make it “Like it never even happened.” So, when or if you’re faced with any of the previously described problems, SERVPRO of West Chester encourages you to call (610) 854-8769  so we can help you remediate the damage.

SERVPRO is Ready to Help in West Chester

2/6/2020 (Permalink)

fleet of SERVPRO vans Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here at SERVPRO of West Chester have experience to restore your property after a disaster.

1700+ reasons why…

In the beginning, there was a painting business in California and from that SERVPRO was born. There are now currently over 1700 stores from our Atlantic Seaboard to our Pacific Frontier. Over seventeen hundred franchises tell the tale. We have grown phenomenally and are continuing to grow. Your business in West Chester has been the cornerstone of that growth and we recognize that. Because of you, we strive to always put our best foot forward. Whether bagging up hazardous waste or speaking with insurance adjusters, our efforts are and always will be to give you our best.

Over five decades…

Without experience, the best intentions are fruitless. We, here at SERVPRO of West Chester have experience. In fact, we’ve got over five decades of professional cleaning and restoration know-how scattered across the country. The staff at our franchisees are well trained and professional when performing their duties and/or assessing your situation. If and when you are facing the discomfort of a high-stress situation; find us online or call us at (610) 854-8769 and we will put those years of experience to work for you.

Who Should I Use for Restoration Purposes in West Chester

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

technician and property owner in front of a home The SERVPRO of West Chester's promise is to provide quality and integrity based service.

Emergency situations usually call for quick reaction. In cases where a home or business structure in West Chester is being compromised by unhealthy and/or unsafe conditions, SERVPRO of West Chester is the-fast-response you need to get relief.  Chaotic situations can be handled or endured in an orderly fashion with professionals and the right tools applied. When you must choose your clean-up/restoration specialist, you are likely considering a few important things:

  • Convenient location
  • 24/7 availability
  • Professionalism
  • Efficiency
  • Honesty
  • Experience
  • Latest equipment

SERVPRO of West Chester is the answer.

In a problematic and possibly chaotic situation, remember, we’re here to help.  SERVPRO of West Chester are business owners, homeowners, and renters just like you so we understand the initial needs. The SERVPRO of West Chester's promise to you is to provide the same quality and integrity based service that we, as your neighbor, may also need in the future.

Rental Property Mold in West Chester

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

mold spores in trays Whatever the disaster, remember that SERVPRO is Here to Help.

SERVPRO of West Chester understands mold and we want to educate our community about the best ways to prevent and treat your West Chester property to avoid costly repairs. 

Mold:

  • grows from mold spores
    • spores are too small to see unaided
    • spores can survive harsh environments for many years
  • can grow almost anywhere 
  • needs to have only
    • above-freezing temperatures
    • protein, such as in animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet
    • moisture (high humidity is enough)
  • grows rapidly
  • damages property
  • has a bad smell
  • is unsightly

If you have a small amount of mold on a dish, you can clean it. You can even throw it away. However, if you have a large amount of mold, you need licensed mold remediation from an industry professional. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines a “large amount” as 10 square feet or more. 

If you suspect your apartment or office building might have mold, you need to have a certified mold inspector out to examine the area. SERVPRO of West Chester cannot identify what kind of mold you have, but we are licensed in mold remediation and we can repair the damage caused by mold.

When you have a concern about mold damage in your apartment or condominium, speak with your landlord or property manager if you think he/she should hire licensed professionals. Whatever the disaster, remember that SERVPRO is Here to Help.

Links:

https://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm

https://www.fema.gov/pdf/rebuild/recover/fema_mold_brochure_english.pdf

Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in West Chester

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

icons of different homes Ease your Burden when Disaster Happens in West Chester.

When disaster strikes…

For many, your home in West Chester represents a lifetime of hard work and a place where roots are important. It is where family gathers, and where your most endearing and important memories are made. When a disaster strikes; whether it be fire, storm, mold, or other water damage/flooding, it will likely be one of the most traumatic experiences of your life. When these things happen and stress is high call us. Our professionalism and rapid response time, as well as our nonintrusive cleanup and exit should do much to ease the burden you are bearing. SERVPRO ofWest Chester really does want to help you carry the load.

…we’ll be there to ease your burden.

Sharing a load to SERVPRO ofWest Chester means our work makes your situation more bearable. Twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week we are on call with equipment that is up-to-date, and people who are professional and efficient. Our goal is to keep you moving forward with as little worry as possible in West Chester. Please contact us online or at 954-921-8992.

Sharing the SERVPRO History in West Chester

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

cartoon figure with magnifying glass SERVPRO of West Chester is ready to make your disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Why SERVPRO?

Ted Isaacson opened the first SERVPRO® in 1967 in Sacramento, California selling his first Franchise in 1969.  In 1988 the SERVPRO headquarters moved to Gallatin, Tennessee. SERVPRO now has 1700+ Franchises in the United States and Canada. SERVPRO of West Chester specializes in cleanup and restoration services in West Chester. We can make your fire, smoke, water, or mold damage “Like it never even happened.” 

What does SERVPRO of West Chester do?

SERVPRO of West Chester provides:

  • residential & commercial cleanup of:
    • water/ flood damage
    • fire damage
    • storm damage
  • mold remediation
  • restoration

SERVPRO of West Chester performs these specialties, including:

  • Water Restoration
  • Fire Restoration
  • Mold Removal
  • Biohazard
  • Sewage
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
  • Vandalism and Graffiti
  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Carpet and Upholstery



SERVPRO of West Chester works directly with most insurance companies, and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in West Chester.

Why SERVPRO of West Chester? Each franchise is an individually owned and operated company.  We have advanced expertise in water restoration along with specialized equipment in water removal and also advanced drying equipment.  

Technicians at SERVPRO of West Chester will keep you informed as they restore your damage so you will know what SERVPRO did, and how the process worked.  

SERVPRO of West Chester is independently owned and operated. 

Commercial Fire in Sharon Hill

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

collage of before and after fire damage Before & After Photos of a commercial fire we did in Sharon Hill. We can handle the process from start to finish from mitigation to reconstruction.

When you have fire damage and restoration is needed give us a call. Our fire damage professionals are ready 24/7. Our timely response will limit further damage and reduce the cost of your restoration. Our team will start the restoration process as soon as we arrive on site. Our restoration procedure includes inspection and fire damage assessment, immediate board-up and roof tarp service (when necessary), water removal and drying (when water damage is visible), removal of smoke and soot from all surfaces, cleaning and repair, and restoration. We're certified by the IICRC in fire/water restoration, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. SERVPRO of West Chester has the training and specialized equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.”