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Giving back to the community we serve!

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Giving back to the community we serve! The Chevy Chase Community Center is a nonprofit organization that gives to anyone in need throughout the community.

The Chevy Chase Community Center (CCCC) had suffered from the recent flooding in Indiana County. With their current budget they attempted to take care of the flood mitigation with their own staff. After realizing that this was a much bigger task than expected, they reached out to us for help. After evaluating the structure there was signs of mold growth in the walls and some content. With consideration to everything they provide for the community and their current situation in funding our franchise stepped in and provided the dry out and mold remediation at no charge to them. The CCCC was unable to open their basement area to the public where they mainly provide clothing to those in need so we went to action the next day. With a crew of six personnel it took a short amount of time to get the 2,200 square foot basement back up and running for this much needed organization. 

One Stop Shop

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Having the ability to handle any job that comes our way is a goal of our franchise.  Our Building Services offers a "one stop shop" option to our customers.  

We are staffed with a full time, professional, construction crew.  Also, we carry quality brands of flooring, cabinets, counter tops, and much more!  Our staff has the ability to bring samples of Beaulieu America, Mohawk Flooring, and Masterbrand Cabinets to our customers home for them to see in the lighting and environment that they will be installed.

Having all of this on board makes the fire and water restoration to final reconstruction a seamless process.  this alleviates a lot of the stress and emotions one can feel after suffering from a loss.  It is not just important to us to be faster to any disaster, but, to be faster to make it "Like it never even happened." too!

Indiana Storm Event

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Our Franchise has recently been able to help our community through a local storm event.  Indiana County experienced rain of up to six inches an hour and flash flooding on June 22, 2017.  Our phones were as flooded as many people's basements were.  By the next morning we had all our crew members out and starting what would be a long three weeks!  We serviced over thirty commercial and private customers over this time period.  Surrounding franchises also took on some jobs within the county to lend a hand.  A big "thank you" to SERVPRO of Somerset for helping us out with the extra equipment that was needed to handle an event of this size.  Everyone truly worked as a team and put in several hard days of work with long hours to make it "Like it never even happened."

Dryer Safely

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Safely Homes aren't the only ones that can have a dryer fire. This dryer was located in a hotel.

Clothes dryers can be found in over 8.1 million home in the United States, but did you know they are responsible for over 2,900 home fires that have resulted in millions of dollars in property loss.

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires are from the users failure to properly clean them. Over time the dryer vent fills up with lint that sneaks into the filters that will begin to restrict airflow causing heat to build up and sometimes ignite. 

There is no such thing as a small fire. Regardless of the size of the event, a fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces throughout your home and cause odors that may last for years if not properly cared for. Before you risk doing further damage to your home by attempting to cleanup the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals! 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Indiana County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 724-717-4098, to see what SERVPRO of Indiana County can do to help you! 

Dealing with a Furnace Puff Back

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with a Furnace Puff Back Soot webs in the upstairs stairwell due to a furnace puff back in the basement.

Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter? 
It doesn't get much worse than finally giving into turning on your furnace for the next few months and having it blow a whole bunch of soot back out through your entire home. 

What is a Puff Back? 
The term "Puff Back" refers to the sudden explosion of soot into your home or business caused by a malfunction in the heating system. This soot is usually a sticky, greasy, grimy mess that can present a sever health hazard. All of those minuscule, oil based particles embed themselves in your curtains, carpets, and clothing while contaminating the air with known carcinogens. 

How Can I Know if I had a Puff Back?
Puff Backs are characterized by the oily black soot left behind, often appearing like spider webs. The soot and other debris from the explosion can easily be carried throughout your home by the exhaust and heating systems meaning that every room in your home has the potential to be damaged.   

You might be tempted to try and clean up this mess by yourself, but running a vacuum over the soot only grinds it deeper and creates stains that will never come out. Wiping the soot from walls and ceilings creates a place where paint will no longer stick, and unless the soot is quickly and professionally removed, it can cause corrosion of metal on doorknobs, faucets, and even electronic equipment in the home. Because every inch of the home is affected, a puff back is an overwhelming job to clean properly. 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Indiana County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 724-717-4098, to see what SERVPRO of Indiana County can do to help you! 

Getting into the Spirit

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Community Getting into the Spirit Who You Gonna Call??? SERVPRO of Course!

It's that time again, what every kid in Johnstown waits for all year, the 2016 Ameriserv Johnstown Halloween Parade! 

The 48th Annual Halloween Parade is filled with fun floats, scary costumes, haunted high school bands, and any other Halloween theme you can think of. It's estimated around thirty thousand people line the half mile parade route in downtown Johnstown to watch the 140 or more participating sponsors. It's a great way to spend an evening with your family for sure! 

SERVPRO of Indiana County was there once again to hand out candy to all of the kids and some kids at heart for the night. We also showed off 3 of our company vehicles and some of our equipment in the process. We are happy to help out our community to put on events such as this for years to come.  

SERVPRO of Indiana County Dispatched to Virginia Beach

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Indiana County Dispatched to Virginia Beach Thousands of people along the east coast had to deal with flash flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew hit the United States affecting states up the east coast from Florida to Virginia. With winds maxing out at 107 M.P.H, just short of 10 foot surges, and some areas getting over 7 inches of rain an hour, Matthew brought wide spread flash flooding and record river flooding as it worked its way north. 

SERVPRO of Indiana County's Storm Team was just one of the many Storm Teams across the country to get the call to help those affected by Matthew. Our Team was sent to Raleigh, North Carolina , and then came back north to Virginia Beach, Virginia to help those that were dealing with sever flooding and power outages due to the hurricane.  

Now that water levels are receding, our team members are working long hard days in an attempt to help the residents of Virginia Beach get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible! 

SERVPRO participates in 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO participates in 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing Members of Team SERVPRO warming up for the 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

Each year the American Red Cross of the PA Mountains Chapter holds a golf outing to help raise money for the local area, and SERVPRO of Indiana County was there to participate once again! Together, all the teams and businesses managed to raise over $900 to help support our local American Red Cross. 

The American Red Cross of the Pennsylvania Mountains is part of the 28-county American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania which serves over 560,000 people in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Jefferson and Somerset Counties under the leadership of Ken Geary. 

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing volunteers and the generosity of donors. We at SERVPRO of Indiana are proud sponsors of our local American Red Cross. 

To donate to your local Red Cross you can

  • visit Red Cross website
  • call 814-262-3170
  • mail checks/stop by 250 Jari Drive Johnstown, Pa 15904

SERVPRO participates in 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO participates in 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing Members of Team SERVPRO warming up for the 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

Each year the American Red Cross of the PA Mountains Chapter holds a golf outing to help raise money for the local area, and SERVPRO of Ebensburg was there to participate once again! Together, all the teams and businesses managed to raise over $900 to help support our local American Red Cross. 

The American Red Cross of the Pennsylvania Mountains is part of the 28-county American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania which serves over 560,000 people in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Jefferson and Somerset Counties under the leadership of Ken Geary. 

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing volunteers and the generosity of donors. We at SERVPRO of Ebensburg are proud sponsors of our local American Red Cross. 

To donate to your local Red Cross you can

  • visit Red Cross website
  • call 814-262-3170
  • mail checks/stop by 250 Jari Drive Johnstown, Pa 15904

SERVPRO of Indiana County Now Offers Mold Testing

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Indiana County Now Offers Mold Testing SERVPRO of Indiana County now does our own mold testing!

SERVPRO of Indiana County is now able to do our own mold testing saving our customers time and money in the process. 

Having mold testing done by a third party can be a lengthy process. We understand you have a busy life and we don't need to be taking up any more time than we need to. Now we can do our assessment of your property and the mold testing all in the same appointment. You will even have your mold reports back within 2-3 business days! There is no need to use an additional third party or pay for any additional costly air quality tests.

  • Full service environmental analytical specializing in mold analysis.
  • Fastest turn around time and lowest price in the industry.
  • Mycologist on staff
  • Accredited Indoor Environmental Hygienist (IEH). 
  • Used by mold inspectors, home buyers/sellers, real estate agents. 
     

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Indiana County has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 724-717-4098, to see what SERVPRO of Indiana County can do to help you!