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Top Causes of Commercial Water Damage

11/16/2021 (Permalink)

An office with puddles forming on the carpeted ground. Commercial water damage? Call Danielle at 610-506-8919!
  • Broken or Damaged Pipes – Freezing temperatures and a change in pressure can cause pipes to become damaged or burst. If you notice stains, cracked or loose tiles, or if you notice a musty smell – don’t wait! Call a professional to help you find the cause to stop the spread before any further damage occurs.
  • Leaking Sprinkler Systems – Look for wet carpets, mold, a musty smell, or any standing water in your building. Any of these clues could indicate an issue that needs to be addressed immediately by a professional. Inspect your system often for potential leaks so you can prevent damage.
  • Damaged Roof – Extreme weather such as heavy winds, rain, or snowfall can cause damage. It can also be a problem of improper roof maintenance, missing shingles, or a fallen tree trunk that caused structural damage. Be sure to regularly check for signs of damage so you can avoid secondary damages such as mold.
  • Damaged HVAC System – Maintaining a clean HVAC system is essential for keeping your commercial premise safe and comfortable for employees and customers. Over time ducts can wear out or get damaged, which can lead to water leaks. In order to avoid this or spot issues early on, make sure to have your HVAC regularly cleaned and maintained by a professional.
  • Window Damage – Damage to windows or window seals can allow moisture and water to seep into building. Left unresolved, the excessive moisture will lead to mold, warping wood, and more water damage. Windows should be checked regularly, and caulking reapplied occasionally since it will wear with time.
  • Severe Weather or Natural Disasters – Flash floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and other severe weather can, of course, cause significant damage to your property - including water damage. Nobody can prevent natural disasters, but you can take precautions, including getting a free Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) from SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester. Having a plan will make it easier to resolve issues quickly! And we can help you!

If your business does suffer any water damage, give Danielle a call at 610-506-8919 and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”

What is a SERVPRO ERP?

11/10/2021 (Permalink)

Servpro Emergency Ready Profile. Contact us today so you will always be ready!

The best way to reduce business interruption following a disaster is to plan for it NOW, not wait until the event happens! Nobody plans a disaster, but you can plan for it!

Did you know that as many as 50% of businesses never recover following a disaster? Most businesses that do survive have a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy toward your peace of mind.

Whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire, or a flood – any size disaster – preparation is so important! If you plan now instead of waiting for an event like to this to happen, you’ll be ready. Ask yourself, “Am I ready for whatever could happen?”

It’s a good thing SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is here to help! Our Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) helps minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action in case of any damage. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the way to a timely mitigation and can help minimize the amount of damage due to quicker action.

An ERP is a complimentary service. We perform a no cost assessment of your facility and create a concise Profile Document that contains all critical information that you will need in the event of an emergency. It takes very little time to complete and will not interrupt any of your current projects. An ERP creates a quick reference on what to do, how to do it, and who to call, so that you can be ready for anything! We give you a guide that helps you get back into your building as quickly as possible. It is designed to be a quick reference of important building and contact information. By creating an ERP with us, your business with receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of disasters. We can help you quickly get your property back in working order!

Call Danielle at 610-506-8919 so we can get started!

What to do if a Pipe Bursts in your Business

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

A burst pipe with water spraying out. Let us help you get back to business!

The upcoming cold weather can cause serious issues for pipes in your building! Although cold temperature usually causes contraction, ice has greater volume than water. When water freezes inside a pipe it expands, and pressure within increases. The pressure eventually has to escape – and this causes the pipe to burst. Sometimes it is due to a weak joint, but pressure can also cause the side of a pipe wall to burst as well.

During extreme cold, you should turn on your faucets occasionally to allow a slow but steady stream of water to escape – only a trickle. This can prevent a pressure build up.

However, if you do in fact have a burst pipe in your building, immediately shut off the water main and call a plumber to locate the burst and repair the pipe.

If you have water damage from this unfortunate ordeal, be sure to call us at SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County and West Chester! We can help repair and restore your business, so you can get back to what you do best – as quickly as possible. Call Danielle 610-506-8919

Fire Safety in the Workplace

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

A fire extinguisher in use. Keep your business safe!

A fire in a business can cause severe damage to structures, equipment, and inventory – not to mention a delay in production or sales, and danger to employees and customers. This is why it is so important to practice fire safety in your commercial property! Here are some tips:

  • Make sure you have fire protection equipment, such as an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers on every floor. Employees should be familiar with their locations.
  • Have a fire plan! Make sure your employees know what to do if there is a fire. Make an evacuation plan that does not include elevators. Conduct fire drills at least once a year to keep employees prepared.
  • Always leave space around appliances that heat up – such as coffee machines and computers. They need the space to ventilate and cool down. If possible, unplug appliances at the end of the day to avoid an afterhours risk.
  • Regularly check power cords for fraying, broken connectors, or cracked insulation. Replace them if there is any damage.
  • Always keep a first aid kit available to employees in a familiar location.

You can also always check with a fire marshal to offer you some guidance, as well!

If your property does ever experience any fire damage, call SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester so we can help! You can reach Danielle at 610-506-8919.

Certified SERVPRO Cleaned

7/29/2021 (Permalink)

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Though things are looking up, The COVID-19 pandemic has set new standards for cleaning in the nation. As businesses have reopened their doors, it has become more important than ever to ensure customer and employee safety by performing frequent disinfecting and sanitization services.

SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester has been offering a new, defensive cleaning program throughout this pandemic to proactively address the need for viral pathogen cleaning for commercial businesses. This cleaning program goes beyond the scope of a routine janitorial service and adheres to the cleaning and decontamination standards established by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Based on your business type, size, foot traffic, congestion, and touchpoints, we will develop a customized program based on your specific needs. We will clean, disinfect, and sanitize all porous and nonporous surfaces, tools, furniture, and equipment, and will dispose of all hazardous materials. In the event there has been COVID-19 exposure, we will clean within 24 hours to get your business reopened quickly.

Our technicians are specialty trained and certified to perform a variety of biohazardous decontamination and chemical spill cleanup and restoration services and follow industry and CDC guidelines.

Certification

When your business has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned we place a decal on your door with the date of the cleaning so your customers will know when this cleaning was performed.

Call SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester today at 610-506-8919. We’ll clean and restore your commercial business “Like it never even happened.”

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

Call Danielle 610-506-8919

SERVPRO Takes Care of Local Businesses

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is an independently owned and operated business in metropolitan Philadelphia. We understand that businesses need to focus on their services and products to operate smoothly.

That’s why SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is available to businesses for both the unpredictable and the predictable. Call us at (610) 506-8919, check our website, or send questions on the link provided by the website.

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is prepared for the unpredictable

Recovery from storms, fires, flash floods, and other disasters is business as usual for SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester. SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester technicians are trained to clean or repair current damage and to prevent more damage. We aim to restore property to its preloss condition.

Weather-related disasters are not the only emergencies. SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is an expert in cleaning to prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester also cleans and restores property after contamination, as well as after trauma or crime scenes.

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester takes care of the Predictable

Even if no one ever spills coffee, messes happen. Dust and dirt accumulate, trash cans seem to fill themselves, and the floors never stay clean. SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester supplies regular cleaning services to office towers, schools, military bases, and healthcare facilities.

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester works with each company to design the right cleaning program; your business will get all of the services it needs, with none that it doesn’t.

Here to Help®

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is independently owned and operated.

Call Danielle 610-506-8919

SERVPRO Restores Damaged Floors

6/22/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is a part of the greater Philadelphia area, just like the other businesses around Southern Delaware County and West Chester. We want every part of the community to do well, which is why businesses count on us to be Faster to any size disaster and to get the business back to normal operation after any kind of damage.

We might not notice the floors until something happens to damage them. Water from storms or floods or broken pipes can damage even concrete if left on its own and fire can leave soot and smoke damage even on marble. Fortunately, SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is Here to Help®, regardless of the type of damage.  We take care of damaged floors from initial assessment through all of the repairs.

If the damage has exposed the floors to the outside, SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester provides tarps and board-ups to protect the building(s) and contents. We also provide roof repair, making restoration easier and more cost effective because there is only one vendor.

Trained technicians clean and disinfect the floors, removing even hidden moisture, and mitigating any microbial damage. Count on SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester to clean, disinfect, and repair carpet, linoleum, marble, tile, and hardwood floors.

When fire and water take control of your life, we help you take it back.

Call Danielle at 610-506-8919. When disasters start taking vacations, so will SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester. Until then, we are available 24 hours/day, every single day.

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is independently owned and operated.

Does Your Store Have Property Damage?

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

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No Job is Too Big or Too Small

When damage harms your commercial business, it is critical to get the repairs done as quickly as possible in order to minimize the disruption to your customers and employees. Fire, water, storms, mold, biohazard spills and other disasters can cause damage when you least expect it, and if this happens to your business, SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester wants to assure residents that our team of highly trained professionals is ready to help you get back to business. We have experience working on:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office and High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail and Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government and Military

We provide an array of commercial building restoration services including:

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team

Call Us Today

SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester wants business owners to know that you can count on us to respond to any commercial property damage emergency 24 hours a day and we can be onsite within four hours of your call. Call us today at 610-506-8919. We will clean and restore your property damage “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County & West Chester are Specialists in Biological Cleaning

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal Call Danielle 610-506-8919

It has never been more critical to remain vigilant about the routine cleaning of high-touch surfaces in our homes and businesses. This is especially true for essential businesses and services that are required to remain open to keep Pennsylvania running during this global pandemic. SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester wants commercial businesses to know that we are specialists in biological cleaning with years of experience. We follow the guidelines issued by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local authorities. The CDC recommends that high-touch surfaces be routinely cleaned and disinfected. High-touch surfaces include tables, counters, light switches, handles, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, and:

  • 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

Call Us Today for a Proactive Cleaning

We use EPA-approved, hospital-grade products and are specialty trained to deal with biological pathogens. SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is ready to respond to any specialty cleaning and disinfecting job.  We are on call and available to respond 24 hours a day and can be onsite within four hours of your first call. Let us clean and restore your commercial business “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 610-506-8919.

SERVPRO® of Southern Delaware County & West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

Mold in Your Commercial Property

10/28/2020 (Permalink)

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

Mold grows from mold spores which are too small to see unaided. Spores can survive harsh environments for many years. It can also grow almost anywhere. Mold needs to have above-freezing temperatures, protein such as  animal dander, skin cells, wood, plaster, carpet, and moisture or high humidity.

Mold grows rapidly, damages property, has a bad smell, is unsightly and can cause health effects.

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.

If you suspect mold in your property, call Danielle at 610-506-8919.

Commercial Cleaning

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Businesses are starting to go back to work, so having a clean business environment during COVID is extremely important.

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work. While many businesses use a cleaning service, the actual cleaning performed is often minimal, with a quick vacuum and emptying of trash. Deeper dirt, dust, allergens, and pathogens remain in carpets, on blinds, and deep within the upholstery of office furniture. There are so many benefits to having a commercial deep cleaning done at your business, especially to protect your employees from COVID and other viruses.

Employees thrive and work better in a clean, and fresh environment. Think about it, no one would want to work in a dirty environment, especially people who have allergies, and other health conditions. Having a peace of mind about this pandemic during work is extremely beneficial to both employees and customers.

By doing a deep commercial cleaning, you also prevent the spread of viruses and diseases. This means less sick days, and healthier employees which is key. Prevent COVID and protect your employees!

It also is a more professional appearance when customers or clients walk into your business. If you have a clean environment, customers notice that as well. This will give customers peace of mind while attending your business during this pandemic. It also leads to long term cost savings. Having a deep commercial cleaning helps keep the cabinets, desks, and carpets in better condition, and having them last longer.

Consider having SERVPRO of West Chester do a deep commercial cleaning at your business. It just makes sense for your business to thrive in multiple ways. Protect your employees and customers today!

For commercial cleaning, call Danielle at 610-506-8919.

Commercial Fires

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Call Danielle 610-506-8919

Investing in and growing your own business is the dream of many Americans. Along with the financial resources used to start a company, hard work and time are also used to make a business grow. A fire can cause all three of these types of investments to disappear quickly. Eliminating the soot left behind by a fire can help reduce the damages your business suffers, but only if it is done in time.

When commercial fire damage happens to your business many things begin to occur that are out of your control. Business operations are put on hold; employees can't come to work as scheduled, and customers and clients are inconvenienced, to say the least.

Hidden dangers related to the fire and the damage it caused remain behind. Soot can cause health problems, and the water from the firefighters' hoses can remain, causing perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. Structural aspects of your building may have been weakened, and it is now unsafe. Equipment vital to your day-to-day operations may have been damaged.

Fire damage in a commercial setting cannot be handled adequately by a janitorial crew. This type of damage requires skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable people with training and certification. Our technicians work together as teams to make the best use of their training and certifications. No site is too large for our teams to handle professionally and efficiently. We assess the damage and explain which areas can be safely entered, and can help you obtain necessary items from your business site before clean-up even begins.

If you experience fire damage in your business, SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County is here to help. Call Danielle at 610-506-8919

Causes of Commercial Water Damage

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage Call Danielle 610-509-8919

There are many causes of commercial water damage and SERVPRO of West Chester is here to help you identify and prepare for them. 

Causes of Commercial Water Damage:

- Appliances and equipment. If your facility has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever-present danger. Air conditioners, water heaters, or anything that uses tubes, pipes, gaskets, or filters to operate has the potential to leak. If that leak happens during off hours, you could be looking at major damage. The best thing to do is to regularly look over and maintain your equipment.

- Roofing. Make sure you’re checking your roof regularly. If you get a decent amount of water it means that your drainage isn’t working effectively. Keep in mind that every inch of water weighs in at around five pounds. Over time, this can cause incredible strain and lead to leaks.

- Pipes and drains. It is important to regularly check your pipes and drains, and make sure there aren’t any clogs or leaks. Also, during cold weather especially, you should be checking to make sure the pipes don’t freeze.

- Sprinkler systems. Many commercial buildings are equipped with sprinkler systems, which are great for minimizing fire damage, but not so great for water damage when they malfunction. The fifth cause is Mother Nature causes. Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding can do untold damage to your business. You certainly can’t control the weather, but you can control how ready you are for it.

Call SERVPRO of West Chester with any commercial water damage that arises! 610-506-8919

Keeping West Chester Safe During a Pandemic

10/8/2020 (Permalink)

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For proactive and reactive viral pathogen cleaning, one product we rely on is SERVPROXIDE. The disinfectant is effective against a range of pathogens, EPA-registered, and is NSF Rated which means rinsing isn't required on food contact surfaces. 

As our communities get back to business, we all have a new sense of what it means to be clean. In fact, 89% of consumers are uneasy about going back to brick-and-mortar locations. At SERVPRO of West Chester, we’re dedicated to inspiring confidence in communities across the country as we find our way to a new normal. And we’re doing just that with Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

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

If you want proactive or reactive cleaning for COVID-19 done in your business, call SERVPRO of West Chester. We are here to help keep your business safe. 610-506-8919

Here to Help Keep Your Business Safe

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

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As Pennsylvania is beginning to reopen and lift some of the restrictions set in place for the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are assessing how and when they’re going to reopen. Many are tasked with not only navigating the guidelines set forth by their state but are also working to establish an entirely new way of doing business. Regardless of industry, every business in America has had to make difficult but necessary decisions to develop a strategic plan of action for reopening.

For some, it’s allowing employees to continue to work from home for the remainder of the year. For others, it’s implementing a phased approach of reintroducing both employees and customers to their business environment. For all, a plan that involves a high standard of cleanliness and sanitation is of the utmost importance. Transparency and clear communication of reopening plans, both internally and externally, is proving to be critical for success and support during these trying times.

It’s clear that most businesses are listening to the CDC guidelines and recommendations and placing a higher emphasis on cleanliness and sanitation—for not only their employees to feel safe, but for the safety of their customers as well. These actions and higher standards are becoming the new norm in nearly every industry worldwide and will pave the way for the future of hygienic standards in business overall.

SERVPRO of West Chester is here to help keep your business safe and clean during these times. We care about your business and the safety of your employees and customers.

Give us a call at 610-506-8919, We’ll take the worry for you.

Set up an Emergency Ready Profile for your Business!

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

ERP Set up an Emergency Ready Profile with SERVPRO of West Chester!

When fire or water damage puts the things that matter most on the line, you need the very best help on the line as well. That’s why knowing the easiest ways to contact SERVPRO of West Chester is so important. We’re a leader in giving control back to homeowners, property managers, and even entire communities after the ravaging effects of water or fire. So whether you’re responsible for 1,000 square feet or 100,000 – be ready for the worst with the very best. Call 610-506-8919 any time during any emergency.

Here are some reasons why your company should get an Emergency Ready Profile® today on every one of your buildings.

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • A concise Profile document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information.

SERVPRO of West Chester is here to help with any emergency you or your business may face. Set up an Emergency Ready Profile with us as soon as possible so that we can help you as soon as an emergency hits. Call 610-506-8919 for any fire, water, or mold emergency.

Preparing an Office Emergency Kit

9/24/2020 (Permalink)

If you own a business, the safety of your staff is likely one of your top concerns throughout the average workday, but have you considered how to preserve that safety in the event of an emergency? While many situations will call for a quick evacuation, your workplace may have to go in a lockdown scenario to deal with certain disasters, so having an office emergency kit is something that officials certainly advise.

Understanding the purpose behind an emergency kit and what to pack will help you make the best decisions regarding specifically what your office may need. While there are some basics that are wise to always include, there are also plenty of extras that might prepare everyone for wider swath of scenarios that are possible.

What Is An Office Emergency Kit For?

To put it simply, an office emergency kit is for a situation where you and your staff might be stranded in the office after an emergency or disaster. While evacuation is often recommended in these unprecedented situations, there may be certain instances where you will need to stay put until help arrives instead. The emergency kit allows for everyone to have access to necessities, medical supplies, food and water to stay safe and comfortable until help arrives.

What Should the Office Emergency Kit Include?

Emergency kits are something you can keep basic or build out for every possible scenario, and how you approach this is entirely up to you. For a simple emergency kit, include these necessities:

  • Non-perishable food, such as granola or protein bars
  • Enough water to cover one gallon, per person, per day
  • First-aid kits, aspirin and any other medical goods
  • Flashlights and excess batteries
  • An NOAA Weather Radio

In addition to the very basic items, you may also want to include extras to account for even more situations and keep everyone comfortable for as long as possible. This would include items such as multi-tools/Swiss Army knives, surgical masks, duct tape, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, gloves (both latex and work types), emergency blankets, hand warmers and whistles.

If your office is damaged due to a disaster or emergency, we are here to help. Call SERVPRO of West Chester in any fire, water, or mold emergency. 610-506-8919

Property Damage in Westtown?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

A yellow “fire line do not cross” tape surrounds the perimeter of a building after a fire caused damage. Commercial businesses in Chester can rely on us for commercial cleanup and restoration services.

Pennsylvania Property Damage Claims in the Millions

You never know when your business will experience property damage. According to a report by the Insurance Information Institute, (III), Pennsylvania had over 14 million in property loss claims filed in 2018. No matter what type of restoration services your commercial business may incur, SERVPRO® of West Chester has years of cleanup, restoration, and rebuilding experience in Westtown, and has a team of highly trained technicians on call 24 hours a day to assist you with any size job. We know that securing your property after a loss is important, so when we arrive on site, we will secure your property to prevent further damage. Depending on the nature of the damage we may tarp roofs, board up broken windows and doors, remove water damaged carpets, and pack up and store anything that has to be removed in order to complete the repairs. We work on all kinds of commercial projects including:

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Government/Military

Call Us Today

If your business needs restoration services,  SERVPRO® of West Chester is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 610-692-8884. We’ll clean and restore your property damage in Westtown “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

SERVPRO of West Chester takes care of businesses in West Goshen

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO® of West Chester is an independently owned and operated business in metropolitan Philadelphia. We understand that businesses in West Goshen need to focus on their services and products to operate smoothly.

That’s why SERVPRO of West Chester is available to businesses for both the unpredictable and the predictable. Call us at (610) 854-8891, check our website, or send questions on the link provided by the website.

SERVPRO of West Chester is prepared for the Unpredictable

Recovery from storms, fires, flash floods, and other disasters is business as usual for SERVPRO of West Chester. SERVPRO of West Chester technicians are trained to clean or repair current damage and to prevent more damage. We aim to restore property to its preloss condition.

Weather-related disasters are not the only emergencies. SERVPRO of West Chester is an expert in cleaning to prevent the spread of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. SERVPRO of West Chester also cleans and restores property after contamination, as well as after trauma or crime scenes.

SERVPRO of West Chester takes care of the Predictable

Even if no one ever spills coffee, messes happen. Dust and dirt accumulate, trash cans seem to fill themselves, and the floors never stay clean. SERVPRO of West Chester supplies regular cleaning services to office towers, schools, military bases, and healthcare facilities.

SERVPRO of West Chester works with each company to design the right cleaning program; your business will get all of the services it needs, with none that it doesn’t.

Here to Help®

SERVPRO of West Chester is independently owned and operated.

We Provide Specialty Cleaning and Disinfecting Services to Businesses in West Bradford

4/13/2020 (Permalink)

An orange neon sign reads “Drive Thru” and a yellow neon arrow below direct people to the pick-up window of fast food We’re on call to clean and sanitize commercial businesses in Chester.

We Live in Unprecedented Times

Someday this global pandemic will be over. We will be able to return to the activities we love and hug the people we miss. We will be able to go out to dinner with family and friends and take advantage of all the activities we used to before the new coronavirus, COVID-19, turned our lives upside down. We are resilient, we are supporting each other and our communities as never before, and we will get through this unparalleled time in history together. 

Specialized Training

SERVPRO® of West Chester wants home and business owners in West Bradford to know that we have years of specialty cleaning experience dealing with biological pathogens similar to the new coronavirus. Our team of professionals are required to undergo initial, rigorous training and continuing education to stay current on technological advances and industry standards. We adhere to the guidelines set by the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities.

The CDC recommends that high-touch surfaces be cleaned using EPA-approved cleaners and disinfectants. High-touch surfaces include:

  • Counters
  • Tabletops
  • Doorknobs
  • Light switches
  • Bathroom fixtures
  • Toilets
  • Phones
  • Keyboards
  • Tablets
  • Tables

Call Us Today

We are on call to respond to any specialty cleaning need 24 hours a day. SERVPRO of West Chester provides quality cleaning and restoration services to West Bradford commercial business owners and residents. Call us today at 610-692-8884.

SERVPRO of West Chester is Independently Owned and Operated.

How to Easily Avoid Commercial Fire Hazards

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

We all know how important it is to have working fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and fire sprinklers.  What you may not be aware of is that it is equally important for employees to do their part to keep fire hazards to a minimum.  Here are a few examples.

Excessive Clutter

Files, folders, and papers need to be disposed of once they are no longer needed.  All of these type of items can easily fuel an office fire.

Electrical Problems

Overloaded extension cords or old surge protectors can become fire hazards.  Electronic devices should be powered down when not in use.  All wiring should be in good working order since old wiring is just as dangerous to a commercial building as it would be in a private home.

Negligence

Mistakes can happen to anyone.  These could include leaving a stove or burner on in the kitchen/break room, burning something in the microwave, or smoking in non-designated areas.

An ounce of prevention could go a long way and be very beneficial  when it comes to keeping your commercial property safe from fire hazards.

Is Your Local SERVPRO on Your Speed Dial?

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Your disaster may not always be fire & water related, but the Professionals at SERVPRO of West Chester are always here to help when it comes to many other situations. If you have something that is stinky, messy, overwhelming or just plain disgusting, think of your local SERVPRO of West Chester as your 9-1-1 rescue clean-up-call. We’ve seen just about everything in 26 years serving our beloved Greater West Chester area.

There are several services that you may never think of until a related disaster strikes your family, home or business including mold, sewage, biohazard, crime or death scene cleanup.  Equipped with the knowledge, experience, training and compassion, the SERVPRO of West Chester team will start helping the moment you call us at 610-692-8884 on a 24/7 basis.

West Chester is a charming college town. In the lazy days of summer, we are often called by the local University, property managers and rental housing investors to come in and do a “Deep Clean” on the entire property to get it ready for the students returning in the fall. Rest assured, we not only clean the structure thoroughly including baseboards, blinds, walls, ceilings, flooring, carpets, bathrooms and even dryer ducts (to name a few things), but we can repair drywall or cabinets if this sort of repair work is needed, too.

Get to know your SERVPRO of West Chester team, because when disaster strikes, (and we all know it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”), you want to have us on your smart phone and office speed dial. No matter how big or small the loss is, your local SERVPRO of West Chester team will be ready to guide you through insurance concerns and jump in immediately to help make your business property or home  "Like it never ever happened."  We are available day or night 365 days a years to help.

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Benefits of Commercial Cleaning

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

Every business should be taking measures to keep their building clean, even if they do not employ a professional cleaning service. It can become hard to keep track of exactly what you should be cleaning regularly. Here is a checklist to make it a little easier to insure your workplace stays neat and tidy.

  • Monthly Cleaning List:
    • Dust all surfaces in the office
    • Clean the fabric chairs
    • Vacuum all fabric chairs, vents
    • Deep clean all surface areas
  • Weekly Cleaning Lists
    • Sponge all glass windows, both on the outside and inside
    • Clean the refrigerator
    • Disinfect all trash bins
    • Buff and polish all hardwood surfaces, including conference tables, floors, etc.
  • Daily Cleaning Lists
    • Empty waste bins and add new liners
    • Vacuum daily debris from all floors
    • Clean painted surfaces 
    • Wipe baseboards, light switches and door handles
    • Clean all reflective surfaces, mirrors and brass
    • Put some room freshener down after cleaning

Common Causes of Sewage Damage in a Commercial Property

10/29/2019 (Permalink)

There are several causes for sewer blockages which can lead to sewage water backup in your building, requiring immediate commercial sewage removal. While some are easy to prevent, others are hidden and hard to detect before you realize you may need commercial sewage removal. 

Structural Defects Can Cause Sewage Damage To A Commercial Property

Different structural defects can develop in a sewage system over time. Misaligned pipes, pipe collapses and cracks or holes in the line can lead to sewage overflow, requiring commercial sewage removal and reconstruction of sewer lines. 

City Sewer Backup Or Surge Can Cause Sewage Damage To A Commercial Property

If the backup occurs in a city sewage line, the wastewater will normally overflow out of the lowest possible opening. In some buildings, especially those with basements, the overflowing sewage wastewater may exit through the building’s lower drains and toilets.

Solid Flushes Can Cause Sewage Damage To A Commercial Property

The most common cause for commercial sewage removal is when sewage backs up from a blockage in the pipeline between the city main and your building. This is commonly caused by solid objects in the sewage system that do not naturally decompose.

Root Infiltration Can Cause Sewage Damage To A Commercial Property

Tree roots often cause sewage backups by entering the water pipeline at joints and spreading. As tree roots grow, they will often crack and break the sewage water pipes, creating additional structural defects.

The Top 5 Causes of Commercial Water Damage

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

The first cause of water damage is appliances and equipment. If your facility has equipment that utilizes water, leakage is an ever-present danger. Air conditioners, water heaters, or anything that uses tubes, pipes, gaskets, or filters to operate has the potential to leak. If that leak happens during off hours, you could be looking at major damage. The best thing to do is to regularly look over and maintain your equipment. The second cause is roofing. Make sure you’re checking your roof regularly. If you get a decent amount of water, your drainage isn’t working effectively. Keep in mind that every inch of water weighs in at around five pounds. Over time, this can cause incredible strain and lead to leaks. The third cause is pipes and drains. It is important to regularly check your pipes and drains, and make sure there aren’t any clogs or leaks. Also, during cold weather especially, you should be checking to make sure the pipes don’t freeze.

The forth cause is sprinkler systems. Many commercial buildings are equipped with sprinkler systems, which are great for minimizing fire damage, but not so great for water damage when they malfunction. The fifth cause is Mother Nature causes. Natural disasters like hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding can do untold damage to your business. You certainly can’t control the weather, but you can control how ready you are for it. Call SERVPRO of West Chester with any commercial water damage that arises!

Why You Should Have Commercial Cleaning Done at Your Business

10/25/2019 (Permalink)

Americans spend most of their waking hours at work. While many businesses use a cleaning service, the actual cleaning performed is often minimal, with a quick vacuum and emptying of trash. Deeper dirt, dust, allergens, and pathogens remain in carpets, on blinds, and deep within the upholstery of office furniture. There are so many benefits to having a commercial deep cleaning done at your business. First, employees thrive and work better in a clean, and fresh environment. Think about it, no one would want to work in a dirty environment, especially people who have allergies, and other health conditions.

By doing a deep commercial cleaning, you also prevent the spread of viruses and diseases. This means less sick days, and healthier employees which is key. It also is a more professional appearance when customers or clients walk into your business. If you have a clean environment, customers notice that as well. It also leads to long term cost savings. Having a deep commercial cleaning helps keep the cabinets, desks, and carpets in better condition, and having them last longer.

Consider having SERVPRO of West Chester do a deep commercial cleaning at your business. It just makes sense for your business to thrive in multiple ways.

Business Owners: What You Should Know about Commercial Fire Damage

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

Investing in and growing your own business is the dream of many Americans. Along with the financial resources used to start a company, hard work and time are also used to make a business grow. A fire can cause all three of these types of investments to disappear quickly. Eliminating the soot left behind by a fire can help reduce the damages your business suffers, but only if it is done in time.

When commercial fire damage happens to your business many things begin to occur that are out of your control. Business operations are put on hold; employees can't come to work as scheduled, and customers and clients are inconvenienced, to say the least.

Hidden dangers related to the fire and the damage it caused remain behind. Soot can cause health problems, and the water from the firefighters' hoses can remain, causing perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow. Structural aspects of your building may have been weakened, and it is now unsafe. Equipment vital to your day-to-day operations may have been damaged.

Fire damage in a commercial setting cannot be handled adequately by a janitorial crew. This type of damage requires skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable people with training and certification. Our technicians work together as teams to make the best use of their training and certifications. No site is too large for our teams to handle professionally and efficiently. We assess the damage and explain which areas can be safely entered, and can help you obtain necessary items from your business site before clean-up even begins.

Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

8/15/2017 (Permalink)

Just like that, everything can change. Call SERVPRO of West Chester today for a FREE Emergency Readiness Plan (ERP). You'll sleep better.

SERVPRO of West Chester Recognizes National Preparedness Month with a Reminder to Home and Business Owners: 

As your local disaster restoration specialist, we offer no-cost tools to help property owners prepare a comprehensive emergency readiness plan.

 September is National Preparedness Month http://www.ready.gov/September), an annual event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness about the importance of preparing—in advance—for the unexpected. In support of this initiative, the owner of SERVPRO® of West Chester, Rich Quinn, encourages property owners to take the following two steps now to protect their family, home, and business in the aftermath of a disaster.

  1. Review and update your emergency preparedness plan, including business and life continuity plans. If you don’t yet have a plan, use the tools provided by FEMA to get started. (https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan)

  2. Collect and store time-critical information, like the location of shutoff valves, fire suppression system controls, and emergency contact numbers electronically, where it is immediately available to assist first responders.

“Evacuation plans and emergency supply kits help you survive a disaster, but a comprehensive emergency preparedness plan helps you recover from a disaster,” said Quinn. “The most effective response to any emergency is a fast response. That’s why having critical system and contact information at your fingertips is so important. A quick and effective response helps minimize repairs and downtime, helping both businesses and families get back on track in less time, with less stress.”

 SERVPRO offers tools for both commercial and residential property owners to help them minimize damage and recover quickly from emergencies. The SERVPRO READY app stores essential contact and property information electronically where it can be accessed with a mobile device in seconds if disaster strikes. Both home and business owners can download the FREE APP at https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp.

Regional West Chester area business owners can take an additional preparedness step by designating SERVPRO of West Chester as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. SERVPRO of West Chester professionals will conduct a no-cost assessment of the facility and assist the owner in completing a comprehensive Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) and storing that profile in the READY app. “Rapid response from a disaster cleanup and restoration specialist can help the property owner evaluate options, start the insurance process, and take the right steps from the beginning to bring their property back to normal,” said Quinn. “Even in the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, a property owner or manager using the SERVPRO READY app can reach out for expert help right from the scene, using a cell phone, call 610-692-8884 or https://www.SERVPROwestchesterpa.com.”