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Commercial Cleaning in Oxford

4/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently performed general cleaning services for a local institution in Oxford.  After construction had been recently completed, the facility had been left with a substantial amount of dust and other debris that was in dire need of removal.  In order to keep the facility running smoothly with minimal downtime, our cleaning team visited the property immediately in order to assess the extent of the damage and begin the process of restoring the building.

We completed a thorough cleaning of the facility including cleaning of the ceilings, walls and floors.  We also completed a deep cleaning of the affected areas including light fixtures, windows, doors and benches in addition to carpet cleaning.  We then performed duct cleaning services to ensure all signs of dust, dirt and other contaminants would not flow through the system and create further damage.

In addition to the deep cleaning of the building, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford had recently performed water mitigation services for this commercial institution after a water leak.  No matter the disaster or extent of damage, we are always available at a moment’s notice to help!  We strive to do the same with every commercial client or organization.  SERVPRO is always “Ready for whatever happens.”

Cleaning Up Route 1!

4/16/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford has been proud to volunteer with the Great American Cleanup of PA-Chester County to help clean up our local roads this spring!  Our SERVPRO Marketing Team assisted in collecting trash and other debris along the roadside of Route 1 in Southern Chester County.  We are happy to offer our time for three days of cleanup along this heavily trafficked road.

The Great American Cleanup of PA-Chester County provides cleanup services during the months of March through May.  Many of our community members are happy to assist with this organization’s goal of making our roads a little cleaner for all of us. 

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to be a part of this great cause! To learn more or get involved, visit their Facebook page!

Water Leak in Oxford Gymnasium

4/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently completed water mitigation for a local church in Oxford.  A water leak had caused significant water damage to the ceiling and floor of their gymnasium.  Our Production team visited the facility immediately to set the proper equipment for the job and to help restore the building.

The gym is back in tact; however, the water damage had also caused the flooring of the gym to buckle and warp.  Our Reconstruction Department is currently working with the head of facilities in order to arrange the next steps for replacing and restoring the damaged portions of the floor in addition to the affected ceiling.  Once this is complete, the gym will be fully restored for the students and faculty.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to assist our local businesses and organizations with any size water, fire, mold or cleaning disaster.  We offer 24/7 emergency services for when situations such as this occur. 

We also offer our free Emergency READY Profile Program (ERP's) to local businesses, which provides a digital file where all important information regarding damages as well as building and utility access can be accessed at a moment's notice. To learn more, give us a call today!

Fire Damage and Content Cleaning in Kennett Square

3/11/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently assisted one of our local residents after a large apartment fire in Kennett Square.  This customer’s apartment had been one of many damaged by the fire, including a large portion of the contents inside.  This included clothing and valuables that were left extensively damaged by smoke and soot.

Our cleaning and restoration team provided immediate services to this customer for content cleaning.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford specializes in treating and removing smoke and soot damage from surfaces and content after any size fire event.  We also treat each affected item with our odor deodorization techniques in order to fully remove any signs of odor that are left behind.  These completed procedures ensured that the customer’s items would be returned to him good as new and “Like it never even happened.”

In addition to providing smoke and soot cleaning for content, our fire restoration team also provides packout and storage services.  However, we also can handle the entire restoration and reconstruction of a commercial structure.  We are here to serve our Southern Chester County community, no matter how big or small that need may be!

Fire Damage at a Coatesville Apartment Complex

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford worked hard to fully restore an apartment complex in Coatesville after a substantial amount of fire damage.  After a microwave malfunctioned on the fifth floor of the building, one unit was left severely damaged in addition to the unit below.  Both units suffered extensive smoke and soot damage as well as water damage.

Our restoration team handled the complete fire restoration and water mitigation for the affected areas.  We are currently in the Reconstruction phase of fully restoring the Coatesville building. 

We also performed HVAC Duct cleaning for both units to remove the smoke odor from the fire damage in the ductwork.  These services created a fully restored and clean space for the residents!

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers fire, water, mold and storm damage services to our local community in Southern Chester County.  We are always prepared to help, and we offer 24/7 immediate assistance for your residential or commercial needs!

Storage and Content Cleaning in Chester County

2/5/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that we also store and clean content after fire, water, mold or storm damage?  During the restoration process, content such as furniture and documents can become damaged or simply need a storage space until the affected property is fully restored.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to help with these services as well.

Our cleaning and restoration professionals specialize in removing and cleaning soot from items affected by fire damage, and we can even restore documents that have not been too significantly affected by water, mold or sewage damage.  Contents affected by sewage damage can be harmful, so it's important to hire a certified professional to fully remove and clean all bacteria from the affected contents.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to offer free estimates on storing or cleaning your content in addition to our full range of cleaning and restoration services!  We will work with your insurance company and find the best plan of action for your home or business.

An Open Door Welcomes Extreme Fire Damage in Downingtown

1/21/2021 (Permalink)

These photos show the aftermath of a devastating fire in Downingtown.  However, they also show how the difference of how an open or closed door can make a significant impact on the fire damage that is produced.  While the one area was left severely damaged, another area of the home was left barely affected in the same property.

In the first photo, there is extensive fire damage in the entire room, including along the walls, ceiling and floor in addition to the contents in the area.  The door was left open to this space.  The second photo indicates minimal fire damage to the walls and structure.  In this particular space, the door was closed off to the rest of the home and prevented the fire from producing drastic destruction.

Since a fire can happen when we least expect it, it is critical to always prepare for these disasters.  By using doors to shut off each living area from the rest of a property, the fire, smoke and soot that is present will have a more difficult time reaching those areas.

A closed door lessens the oxygen to a fire which also prevents its strength and growth.  It also adds a significant amount of time for those finding an escape route.  It is recommended that you have an escape route in place in the event of an emergency.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford successfully cleaned and restored this Downingtown home to preloss conditions.  These types of disasters are often overwhelming and stressful for those involved, so we hope that our local community continues to follow the proper safety procedures in order to prevent or limit the extent of fire damage encountered.  Many of these safety guidelines can be found from the National Fire Protection Association.  Should your home or business endure fire, smoke or soot damage, we’re here to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

Duct Cleaning in Thorndale

1/20/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently completed a crucial duct cleaning at a local home in Thorndale.  The dirt and debris had accumulated so drastically in the air ducts and HVAC system that it took a full day to remove and clean each vent in the home. 

When contaminants such as dirt, dust, and pollen are left to build up in your system, they are then circulated throughout your home, which can affect your indoor air quality.  This is especially a concern to those who have asthma or other respiratory issues.  Therefore, a thorough duct cleaning can leave any home or business with a cleaner and healthier environment.

In addition, cleaning your air ducts and HVAC system can help to remove any unwanted odors and also help prevent mold growth.  Our SERVPRO team will discuss your options with you and help you decide if the service is necessary based on the damage in your ducts.  We offer free estimates for our duct cleaning services, and we are also happy to offer assistance with damages due to fire, water, mold and additional cleaning services.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to assist our local Thorndale community and the rest of Southern Chester County with any damages to their home or facility.

Ozone Treatment for Fire and Smoke Damage

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

When your home or business suffers any form of fire or smoke damage, it often takes a powerful treatment to remove the unwanted odor from the affected areas.  This is often the case for the removal of nicotine as well as other forms of smoke damage.  This form of damage can reside on many surfaces including on your carpet, furniture, walls, ceilings and even clothing.  This damage can be extremely difficult to remove without the proper smoke restoration equipment.

To eliminate the offensive odors, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers a specialized Ozone treatment in order to fully remove all airborne contaminants and odors in the air, therefore fully leading to a clean and healthy environment.  We recently used this treatment for a home in West Grove after she requested a cleaning to eliminate the cigarette smoke odor in her home.  This treatment can also often be used in cases of severe mold remediation.  

What is Ozone Treatment?

Ozone treatment involves a piece of equipment that traps the air in a home or facility.  It then uses electricity to alter the components of oxygen until they form those of ozone.  The ozone then attaches to the odor in the air and neutralizes it.

The treatment is typically performed for at least a 24 hour time period in order to ensure all signs of smoke odor are gone.  Ozone is hazardous to inhale, therefore no one can be present in the property during the time period that the equipment is being used.

During this process, we also often recommend a duct cleaning since the smoke can enter the system and continue to spread throughout the property.  This process will eliminate further risks to your health.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers Ozone treatment in addition to our complete range of fire, water, mold and cleaning services.  Using this treatment and our other advanced restoration techniques and equipment, we can successfully clean and restore your Southern Chester County property to preloss conditions “Like it never even happened.”  We are always ready to help, and we offer 24/7 emergency services for when disaster strikes.

Cleaning Soot Damage in Chester County

1/15/2021 (Permalink)

Soot damage is not something we want in our homes after a fire or smoke event has occurred.  The damage can become worse and more difficult to remove if not treated.  In addition to this, soot also becomes more of an issue when it is mixed with a humid climate.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford uses pre-testing methods to discover where the soot has traveled to in your home or facility.  Since soot can spread throughout a property and can even be difficult to see, we use our specialized techniques in order to complete a full analysis of the damage before starting the cleaning and restoration process.  Once we know what we’re in store for, we begin a deep cleaning of all surfaces including areas such as your walls, ceilings, floors and furniture.

Our complete fire restoration services can solve the fire, smoke or soot problem in your home or business before it has a chance to become a larger issue.  We also offer immediate services for those who experience an emergency fire disaster.  To learn more about our full range of services for fire, water or mold, click here!