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SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Are The Cleaning Experts

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Are The Cleaning Experts

The Global pandemic has changed so many things in society. Here at SERVPRO, we have learned how to operate in the new normal.

With Butler and Allegheny County going to the green phase, SERVPRO is here to provide anything a business needs in cleaning to reopen. SERVPRO understands the challenges businesses have gone through COVID-19 and we are your cleaning experts.

SERVPRO professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure. The customer will be required to acknowledge that cleaning and disinfecting will only apply to the current state of the structure and contents. The structure would not be protected from future COVID-19 contamination if an infected person was to enter and occupy the building. Please visit www.SERVPROsouthernbutlercounty.com

SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Cleaning Procedures

6/10/2020 (Permalink)

With the reopening of businesses in Allegheny County and Butler County, many businesses are wanted to know the best way to clean their facility. Here is what we do:

  The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19.

SERVPROXIDETM, SERVPRO’s proprietary disinfectant, is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces. In addition, SERVPROXIDETM currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more.

Porous surfaces that are not water-sensitive, such as carpet and other fabric material, cannot be disinfected but can be sanitized using SERVPROXIDETM.

If you want more info, please visit www.SERVPROsouthernbutlercounty.com.

 

Restore don’t Replace

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

How to Save Your Heirlooms and Beloved Memories

When your home has been damaged by water, often your belongings can be restored without the need to be replaced. You may have very valuable items, even photos, that are in need of restoration that you may have the urge to toss out and replace. It is a very emotional time when people are separated from the fondest memories they hold, including photos of loved ones, antiques and relics from travel. The attachment can be very intense, and water damage may feel devastating.

With the proper planned strategy, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of having to replace your belongings. Taking the appropriate measures to protect your valuables is the key to restoring not replacing them if your home is damaged by water or fire. Sometimes smoke damage can make valuable items look like there is no hope but there is. There are many ways that clothing, furniture and even photos can be restored without being replaced.

Speed is the key to protecting those things that you love but protecting them before something terrible happens is even more important. There are many ways that you can prevent your beloved artifacts from being exposed to the brunt of damage. If you run your own business, it’s also important that you take special care to protect and back up your business files somewhere away from any damage.

How can your furniture be restored after a small fire when they were exposed to smoke damage?

Since most furniture is wood it can easily soak in soot and odors from the smoke. It’s intoxicating to be around. Because furniture can be so unique, each type of furniture may require a unique cleansing and restoration protocol.

For example, on a finished piece of wood there is a layer of flammable varnish. Most furniture will have this protective coating. Sometimes a simply cleaning agent can remove the soot, but the odor is a different story. Some furniture never looses the smell. But, if your valuable heirloom belonged to an ancestor or holds a special meaning to you, the smell can be tolerated in exchange for the item staying with you.

Unfinished wood is a bit different and is more likely to sustain damage by smoke and soon. It’s not well protected at all and its vulnerable porous make-up will allow it to just soak in the odor and soot. The inside of drawers is usually unfinished wood, for example. If you have this type of furniture, just know that this may be the case where you need to replace the piece with something new.

A good restoration specialist will come to your assistance quickly to give you an honest estimate of what it will take to get your furniture back to the state it was before the damage occurred, as if it never even happened. So, before you go out and start to file insurance claims for your valuables, turn to a professional restoration team to get in there and get your belongings saved for you.

SERVPRO of Southern Butler County Treats Flooded Basement in Mars PA

11/2/2015 (Permalink)

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!