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SERVPRO of Indiana County Continues Mold Testing at a New Price

10/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO of Indiana County Continues Mold Testing at a New Price Our Mold Tests cost $150.00 and Include 2 Air Samples.

SERVPRO of Indiana County is able to perform mold inspections. This saves our customers time and money.  The price for a Mold Test is now $150.00 and includes two air samples.

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!

Safety First!

10/16/2017 (Permalink)

General Safety First! Robert, one of our newer employees, getting to use an extinguisher to put out a live fire during a training at our facility.

With October being Fire Prevention month our franchise has been focusing on fire prevention and safety.  We hold weekly safety meetings for our crews and this has been our topic of discussion.  Safe job site practices help keep our employees, and the homes and businesses we are working in from experiencing any harm or damages.  

Identification of fire hazards was one topic of discussion.  initial job site inspections for potential fire hazards upon arrival and daily checks for any changes is our policy for crew leaders to follow.

We also had a "hands on" training with extinguishers, so that each of our team members has the experience and proper knowledge of extinguisher use if the need would ever come along. Being prepared can be the best prevention!

Let the Professionals Help

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Leaving a water issue go WILL lead to a future mold issues if not addressed!!!  Most of the times when people turn their backs on properly drying even smaller water leaks, they develop mold.  This, in turn, leads to even more work and expense that could have easily been avoided.  Not to mention, there are possible health risks involved.  Excessive exposure to certain types of mold may present concerns to the well being of the individuals in that environment. Our trained and qualified team can test and mitigate the molds that arise. 

If you have had a past water event and are not sure if it dried properly or suspect mold look for these signs.

Presence of visible mold

Strong musty oders

Evidence of past moisture problems (i.e. water stains)

Excessive humidity

Don't forget to call the professionals to mitigate the problem!  Testing and removal needs to be done properly so the mold doesn't just get spread throughout your home or office.

A Clean Home Can Sell Faster

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

A fair priced home on the market can be sold faster if you avoid some simple things.  Odors and visible staining can lessen a prospective buyer's interest in a home.  This could be the deciding factor on which property is chosen for purchase.  In must cases a buyer wants a home to be "move in ready" when they complete the closing.  So, Here are a couple tips that may help get a listing sold instead of sitting on the market!

If it has forced hot air and HVAC, get a duct cleaning done.  this will reduce allergens, pet dander, and reduce offensive odors.  Also, it can be used as a selling point as it improves the operating condition and efficiency of the system

Have the carpets scrubbed.  Carpet cleaning, especially a process like our "Showcase Premier Cleaning", can remove unsightly stains and odors being emitted from the carpet.  

Get the walls, ceilings, and hard flooring cleaned and deodorized.  This will brighten up and make everything more visually appealing.  The fresh clean smell also gives people a feeling of comfort and relaxation.

Give us a call and let us help you sell your home! 

One Stop Shop

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

As a SERVPRO we have offered reconstruction as part of our services.  Since growing, we now offer a new type of service.  Now with reconstruction, we offer our own cabinet, carpet, tile, and flooring lines.  This means that as a SERVPRO, we are now a "one stop shop".  After a disaster, we can restore the damage, and if needed offer the extra products without ever having to go to an outside source.  This is easier for the customer because it is faster and we are already familiar with the job and can continue moving along with the restoration without any issues.  Even if you have not suffered a loss but are still interested in our carpentry services, we can provide samples and free estimates to fit your needs.  

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!