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SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Provides Commercial Restoration Services

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial services are the life blood of the retail sector. Making use of commercial services in your business means an always clean, always safe workplace that will impress your customers and increase staff morale. Here are a few more reasons commercial services are vital to the success of a business.

Preventative Maintenance

Buildings are made up from many systems which degrade and break down over time. A degraded plumbing and water system can lead to flooding or mold. An electrical system which has been allowed to breakdown becomes a fire hazard, as does firefighting equipment which has not been adequately maintained.

Using commercial services to ensure all systems in the building remain in top working condition may put a small dent in your monthly budget, but fire, or flooding from plumbing failure may create an even bigger dent that can take years from which to recover.

Improved Appearance

Employing regular commercial services, such SERVPRO of Southern Butler County, to maintain the appearance of your property will take care of the aesthetic side of your business without the expense of a full-time employee. Employees will also have a more comfortable and inviting place to work, and customers will have an increased level of confidence in dealing with a company that takes pride in its appearance.

Simplify Management

Using a range of services from a few different providers means the hassle of juggling many different contracts. A single commercial services company providing a range of fire, water, and electrical services means less paperwork and bookkeeping, giving management more time to deal with important matters, such as taking care of customers.

Ensuring your business can conduct its day to day operations in a safe and secure environment is as easy as calling SERVPRO in Butler County. Give us a call today and we’ll get to work right on away on ensuring your business remains safe, reliable, and efficient.

Flooded Basement in Cranberry PA

12/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooded Basement in Cranberry PA This flooded basement and customer possessions were soaked but we were able to remove the water and get the basement completely dry !

A basement can flood at any time, although most flooding occurs during heavy rainfall.  Since basements are the lowest level of the building and built primarily underground, they are especially prone to damage.

This home in Cranberry PA was unfortunately flooded during a recent rain storm.  Even though their yard had adequate drainage, the amount of water that fell during the storm overwhelmed their french drain system.

When we received the call, we were onsite within an hour to inspect the damage and begin the water extraction process.  In less than 4 days, we were able to dry not only the home structure, but even some of the items that were wet.  

If water damage is not handled properly it can cause damage to the home's structural components as well as other health risks such as respiratory problems due to mold.  

When disaster strikes your home or business, you can count on the PROS at SERVPRO to take care of all of your needs.  We will also work directly with your insurance company to ensure that the job is completed 100% to everyone's satisfaction.  

If you have questions or need help, call us today at 724-473-0745.  

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.


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.


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.


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 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 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!