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Commercial Sewage Cleanup in Coatesville

7/19/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently assisted with overwhelming sewage damage at a local non-profit in Coatesville.  Heavy rainfall and flooding had created a sewage backup, causing four inches of contaminated water to make its way into the basement of the building.

Our biohazard team completed mitigation services for the affected areas as well as performed the proper drying and cleaning procedures needed to help ensure a healthy working environment for this facility.

While we do offer content cleaning and restoration services, some of the content was too severely damaged by the sewage to be recovered.  We disposed of this content and offered the services of a partner of ours for electronic restoration services for all digital equipment affected.

In addition to complete sewage restoration services, we will also be completing an Emergency READY Profile (ERP) for this Coatesville facility. This is a digital file where all emergency information is stored and accessible in the event of another emergency.  This file is a helpful tool in emergency preparation for your commercial building, and SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to offer this to all local businesses for free!

Severe Flood Damage in Chester County!

7/2/2021 (Permalink)

This month, Chester County suffered a severe storm that led to major flooding throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania area.  With over seven inches of rainfall, the storms had caused trees to collapse, creeks to overflow and the flooding of many roadways and communities.  A couple dozen water rescues had been reported due to the height of the water in addition to just as many calls to our local SERVPRO franchise.

Our storm restoration team at SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford responded to each storm damage event immediately and provided the proper water mitigation, drying and cleaning techniques needed for each unique flood damage situation.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers 24/7 emergency services for storm disasters such as flood damage, and we have the response crews available to respond at a moment’s notice!

Sewage Damage Prevention

6/17/2021 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, we know that water damage is never pleasant.  Sewage damage makes matters worse and often more overwhelming.  If faced with this type of biohazard damage, the affected areas need to be immediately and properly handled by a certified professional.  Improperly removing the contaminated water or cleaning of surfaces can lead to a larger water damage or health issue.

Sewage damage can be quite unsettling, but there are actions you can take in order to prevent the damage in the first place.  Below, we offer some sewage preventative tips to help prevent a sewage leak in your own home or facility.

• Inspect your sewer system for cracks or other damages where sewage water can potentially leak in.
• Be cautious of what is put in the system.  When cooking, grease and oil shouldn’t be disposed of in the sink.  Paper products such as tissues and paper towels should not be flushed.
• Clogs in the sewer system are not uncommon, and they can lead to a sewage backup.  Be sure to clean your drains or hire a professional to do so on a regular basis.
• Cleaning your drains once a month will help to prevent clogs.  Pour baking soda and white vinegar down the drains.  Let the solution sit in the drains for an hour and then flush them out with a substantial amount of warm water.
• Control your amount of water use.  Using water for long periods of time can cause stress on the septic tank, potentially damaging the system or causing a clog.
• Keep trees and other plants clear of your sewer.  If trees are present near your system, regularly watch for issues with draining and call a professional if you suspect a problem.
• Backwater valves are recommended since they guarantee that sewage not only exits the system properly but that it also doesn’t re-enter the building through the same system.

Should your property suffer a sewage damage event, our team can handle the cleaning and restoration services, no matter how large or small.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is dedicated to providing the expertise needed to help make your sewage disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Sewage Damage in Landenberg

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently completed services for this sewage loss in Landenberg after an unpleasant biohazard situation.  The pipe that connects the sewer system to the home had clogged, causing sewage to leak into the basement.

Our restoration team removed all signs of contaminated water from the affected areas, dried those areas and completed the process with our advanced cleaning and sanitation techniques.  The homeowner was extremely pleased with our crew and the work performed.

Water damage is never pleasant, and sewage makes matters worse and often more overwhelming.  In order to prevent sewage damage in your own home or facility, remember to inspect your sewer system for cracks or other damages where sewage water can potentially leak in.

Disposing of your food and paper products properly, as well as cleaning your drains once a month can prevent a clog in the system.  Backwater valves are also often suggested since they guarantee that sewage not only exits the system properly but that it also doesn't re-enter the building through the same system.

Should your home or facility suffer a water or sewage damage event, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford provides 24/7 emergency services to our local Pennsylvania area.  For a free quote, give us a call at 610-268-8620!

Hoarding/Biohazard Cleaning in Oxford

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently completed extensive Biohazard and General Cleaning services for a local apartment community in Oxford.  Previous tenants had left one unit in ruins, hoarding content and leaving trash and other contaminated materials within every inch of the apartment.  Our cleaning team spent a number of hours removing all signs of waste and hazardous materials in addition to cleaning and disinfecting the affected areas.

Floors, furniture and other affected content were thoroughly cleaned with our antimicrobial treatment.  We also provided our odor deodorization services to the entire building in order to eliminate the strong, offensive odors that the hoarding situation had created.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford has performed various biohazard and general cleaning services for tenants in this apartment community.  We’re happy to do the same for all local communities when it comes to any large or small building disaster!

Cleanup and Demolition of Fire Ravaged Home

5/6/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is currently performing fire cleanup and restoration services on a local home in Oxford.  The property was left in shambles after a fire erupted in the garage.  The garage was completely destroyed and left much of the house unrecognizable as well.  One of our local insurance agents called us to assist with this devastation; our team visited the home immediately to provide Board-up services.

We then returned to remove the overwhelming amount of content in the Oxford home since this was also a situation where hoarding was involved.  At this time, we are continuing to restore this property to preloss conditions.  All fire-damaged content will be cleaned or exposed of.  In addition, we will perform smoke and soot cleaning and odor removal services for the entire structure.  Once the fire restoration process is fully complete, our Reconstruction Department can handle the rest in order to fully make this fire disaster “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers 24/7 emergency services for fire, water and mold disasters throughout Chester County.  Our restoration and cleaning professionals are equipped with the proper knowledge, expertise and equipment in order to help restore any size loss or building in Pennsylvania.  Should your home or facility suffer unexpected fire, water or mold damage, feel free to give us a call at 610-268-8620!

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!