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Dangers of Fire Extinguisher Dust and Propellant

9/28/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dangers of Fire Extinguisher Dust and Propellant In this photo you can see just how much fire extinguisher dust and propellant remain to be professionally cleaned!

So, you had a small kitchen fire or a small fire in a room in your home that you put out using a fire extinguisher.   Now, not only does your home smell like the smoke and soot from the fire, but you see a thin white layer of fire extinguisher dust everywhere and your nose and throat burn....

What do you do?  If the answer is call SERVPRO of Southern Butler PA then you are correct!

Call 724-473-0745 and we will immediately dispatch a first responder to your home or business!

What are Fire Restoration Services

9/20/2017 (Permalink)


Fire accidents are more common for residential homeowners than you may think. Nobody wants to experience a fire but their reality can't be avoided. Some of your friends or family may have already encountered fire accidents. After their house has been razed and damaged by fire and the emergency vehicles are gone, the homeowners are left with the cleaning and restoring their house back to its former look.

Fire damage cleanup is a tough task for the untrained homeowner. Hiring SERVPRO of Southern Butler County is the best way to restore your home.

Smoke Damage & Hazardous Fumes

9/20/2017 (Permalink)

After these kinds of accidents, there's also the possibility that some airborne toxins mixed with dust, soot, smoke and hazard fumes will be left in the atmosphere and inhaling these particles together with abrasive cleaning chemicals can harm the skin and lungs . Trained smoke damage experts at SERVPRO of Southern Butler County are aware of the hazards a fire restoration project offers since they are experienced with this kind of job.

Fire damage cleanup specialists have water extraction equipment which can help with restoring your property.

EFFECTS OF WATER DAMAGE

9/17/2017 (Permalink)

Water damage remains a problem that most property owners dread. Any moment it rains heavily, or snow melts rapidly, the risk of such damage increases. Water can cause the damage of the following; furniture, upholstery, electronics, appliances, etc. Furthermore, it can increase the possibility of mold growth, which is very costly to fix. Hiring SERVPRO Southern Butler County can make the cleaning process easier to manage because we’re experienced in repairing and replacing damaged items and also help with water damage cleanup.

CAUSES OF WATER DAMAGE

There are several possible causes of water damage. Some of the likely causes of water damage in homes and businesses are as follows; Clogged toilets, broken dishwashers, broken dishwasher hoses, broken pipes, overflowing washing machines, plumbing leaks, leaky roofs, and foundation cracks. Heavy snow, floods, and torrential rains are other possible causes of this type of damage and can lead to having water in the basements. Too much water can result in minor problems such as water in the basement areas, or it may destroy homes and businesses. Once a home or business suffers from water damage, it is important to begin the cleanup immediately. This will increase the likelihood of saving rugs, carpets, furniture, clothing and other things that have been soaked in water.

RESTORATION PROCESS

Water restoration process is essential. Applying appropriate methods and using the right materials can help people prevent their homes from being condemned and also save their cherished belongings. SERVPRO Southern Butler County specializes in mitigating the effects of water. We’ve a team of experts that will assess your property and determine the best removal plan. Furthermore, we use high-tech equipment and well-documented procedures to control water damage. Water in the basement areas may require a short cleaning process, but water in other parts of a property will require extensive attention.

At SERVPRO Southern Butler County, we get homes back to the condition they were in before the water event, with minimal loss of property.

Mold Remediation

9/17/2017 (Permalink)


Mold is a type of fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. They are grown on a number of surfaces and products including food items, even home or office buildings. Mold grown in the building or at your home can harm the integrity of the building structure, and at the same time can lead to serious health issues.

On the other hand, mold remediation is a process of removing this mold from a house or building. However, the process is not easy as it seems and one should hire a professional and trained mold remediation service provider to deal with such issues. Mold generally grows in and around the areas containing moisture. If you happen to come across the mold grown in your home in places such as between walls or in the areas that are inaccessible, it is important for you to contact SERVPRO for the assessment.

It is most likely that most of us have seen mold grown in the areas of the bathroom where tiles haven't been cleaned for a long time, but mold can be found in many different places as well such as wet or damp clothes that have been left for several days where they can not dry. Besides, other areas include basements, areas containing leakage pipes or a pipe burst, etc. Even flood can cause the mold to grow. Building over damp concrete can also cause mold to thrive.

Mold mainly grows in the damp and wet areas; however, if unchecked then it can proliferate and can cause various health problems such as allergic reactions and respiratory problems. It can also lead itchy throat and eyes , sneezing, and coughing, and can affect both humans and pets. Some mods also produce mycotoxins, which can pose serious health risks.

It is important to hire a professional mold remediation service provider. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Southern Butler County provides 24-hour emergency service and is a dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

For more information about mold remediation, please contact www.SERVPROsouthernbutlercounty.com today!

Importance of Hiring a Fire Damage Specialist

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Importance of Hiring a Fire Damage Specialist This kitchen cabinet contains a few items that can actually be restored and saved !!

Importance of Hiring Fire Damage Cleanup Specialist

Fire accidents are more common for residential homeowners than you may think. Nobody wants to experience a fire but their reality can't be avoided. Some of your friends or family may have already encountered fire accidents. After their house has been razed and damaged by fire and the emergency vehicles are gone, the homeowners are left with the cleaning and restoring their house back to its former look.

Fire damage cleanup is a tough task for the untrained homeowner. Hiring SERVPRO of Southern Butler County is the best way to restore your home.

Mold Done Right !!

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Done Right !! This garage's mold was remediated thoroughly and properly with the removal and cleaning of the affected area. It is now clean and safe for rebuild!

This home in Cranberry PA had a slow water leak from a garage hose outlet that went unnoticed until the drywall and baseboard developed mold.

SERVPRO of Southern Butler County was called to remediate the mold, and through our highly qualified technicians we removed the affected area of all mold growth and prepped the wall for rebuild.

You have a choice in hiring a service professional, and this is what a SERVPRO professional job looks like when done!  It is clean and safe, and the area is ready to be rebuilt!

If you see any signs of mold you should contact SERVPRO of Southern Butler County at 724-473-0745 to come and inspect your property or visit us at www.SERVPROsouthernbutlercounty.com to contact us online!

Beware of Self-Cleaning Ovens !

9/6/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Beware of Self-Cleaning Ovens ! This oven caught fire during a self-cleaning process. SERVPRO of Southern Butler County thoroughly cleaned for soot and extinguisher dust !

Self-Cleaning ovens are extremely convenient, but sometimes they can also be extremely dangerous. Our fire production team was dispatched to a house in Mars, PA to deal with a house fire that was started by a self-cleaning oven. Our response time was only 42 minutes from phone call to arrival!

When we arrived to the house we were shocked to discover that the oven that started the fire was barely dirty! Most oven fires are started by grease or food particles that catch fire during the self-cleaning process. The oven we inspected should not have been an issue, which proves that all ovens in self-cleaning mode should be closely monitored.

We understand it is common practice to start the self-cleaning mode, but beware of doing this if you are not able to actively monitor the oven for safety. Don't use the self cleaning feature before you go to sleep at night, and do not leave the home unattended while the oven is in self-cleaning mode.

Most importantly, if your home or business suffers a fire loss, call SERVPRO of Southern Butler County!  

SERVPRO offers emergency services in Southern Butler County

3/14/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO offers emergency services in Southern Butler County A water supply line in an upstairs bathroom caused major water damage. This plaster ceiling needed to be drained before we could safely remove it !

Disasters happen every single day, and can strike without warning.  When the homeowners of this property in Cranberry PA returned home from a weekend trip, they found their home completely soaked from a burst 2nd floor pipe!

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Southern Butler County was immediately called to begin the emergency cleaning services and structure drying of the home.  With the right tools and equipment, SERVPRO of Southern Butler serves the entire Southern Butler County region in areas such as Cranberry, Mars, Freedom, Seven Fields, Zelienople, and beyond!

Floods and water damage can leave your place a mess; however, tidying things up is only part of the problem. To avoid mold damage—caused by excessive moisture exposure—it is essential to have your place cleaned by a team of professionals. 

Surviving a disaster is physically and emotionally draining. The post-disaster cleanup phase can be incredibly demanding too. It’s a job best left to the professionals who have the experience, know-how, and tools to get it done right. To learn more about emergency cleaning services, please call SERVPRO of Southern Butler County. You can reach them 24/7 at (724) 473-0745 or visit them online now for more information!

Flooded Basement in Mars PA

11/2/2015 (Permalink)

General Flooded Basement in Mars PA This flooded basement was caused by a water pipe break

SERVPRO was called by a Mars Pa homeowner to assist with a flooded basement.  

The picture shows the damage caused by a water pipe leak while the homeowner was on vacation for 2 weeks.  SERVPRO of Southern Butler County was called to remove the water, remove contents and clean up the basement, and this job included the complete removal of floors and walls.  The homeowner was thankful that SERVPRO is ALWAYS HERE TO HELP and that we were able to remove and restore their basement on such short notice!