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Fire Cleanup and Restoration for Commercial Shopping Center

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is currently restoring the New Garden Plaza II Shopping Center from fire damages after a devastating commercial fire took place last week.  Several of our local fire departments rushed to the scene after smoke was seen coming from the roof of the complex.  Unfortunately, all businesses were affected by the fire and are in desperate need of cleaning and repairs. The local businesses affected are the Barretta’s Italian Restaurant, Cricket Wireless, Kennett Copy & More, Ricciardi Brothers Paint, Beyond Limits Fitness, Kennett Tag & Insurance, and Rumores Estética y Peluqueria Salon.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford was on scene immediately to assess the damages and we were happy to get started on the fire cleanup and restoration process this week.  We are currently cleaning and packing out content as well as beginning work on the physical structures of each business, including cleaning the properties from smoke and soot damage.  Our fire restoration crew is always prepared to help during times of disaster, and we will work hard to get each of the damaged businesses back to normal “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford specializes in fire and water cleanup and restoration.  We offer 24/7 emergency services for fire, water, and mold issues for residential and commercial properties.  Call us today at 610-268-8620 if you are in need of our help!

Complimentary Proactive Cleaning for Our Local Chester County Fire Departments

4/15/2020 (Permalink)

During this overwhelming and difficult time, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford has been doing our part to help make a difference in our local community.  Our cleaning and restoration professionals have been happy to help our local homeowners and businesses with their cleaning and disinfecting needs in regards to the COVID-19 virus.  These services include a full cleaning and disinfecting of areas using our hospital-grade disinfectant in order to help eliminate bacteria and viruses.  

We are proud that we were able to have the opportunity to assist our local first responders during this crisis by offering to fully clean the ambulances and facilities of ten fire departments in Chester County for free.  We completed our proactive cleaning services for the fire departments including those in Avondale, Longwood, Kennett Square, West Grove, and the Union Fire Company in Oxford.  We also completed the proactive measures for the Westwood Fire Company, Washington Hose Company and Modena Fire Company in Coatesville, the Keystone Valley Fire Department in Parkesburg, and the Minquas Fire Company in Downingtown.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to help our local fire and police departments in any way possible during this crisis in order to help keep our first responders safe and healthy, along with the rest of our community.  We hope to continue to provide our services to our local area in this time of need, when we are truly needed the most.  To learn more about our cleaning and disinfecting services for the COVID-19 virus, call us today at 610-268-8620.

Equipment Rental for Your Restoration and Construction Needs

4/9/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to assist our commercial clients with their cleaning and restoration needs.  We are here to help in any way that we can.  We even offer equipment rentals on our Air Filtration Devices and dehumidifiers.  We often receive calls where the water damage is so minimal that all that is needed is a dehumidifier in order to dry out the affected areas of the property.  This is where our equipment rental comes in handy.  We supply the necessary equipment for homes and businesses to stay dry and free of mold after water damage has occurred.

Our air filtration devices can also be rented for containing dust particles during construction projects such as a home or business renovation.  Commercial buildings and facilities including hospitals often require this type of equipment for their maintenance needs.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford provides this equipment in order to help best fit your needs.  For more information on our equipment rentals and pricing, contact us today at 610-268-8620.

We are Cleaning and Disinfecting Experts!

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables.  Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims.  While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, 610-268-8620

Basement Water Leak in Coatesville

2/21/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford has been staying busy with helping to restore local properties from water damage.  Sump pump failures and water leaks have been very common this month.  One such water leak disaster that we were happy to help resolve was for a homeowner in Coatesville.

After experiencing a water leak in her unfinished basement, the homeowner called us to remove the water and clean up the affected areas.  Since the water was not properly mitigated immediately, the area now had a musty smell and needed a deeper cleaning.

Our water restoration professionals removed all signs of water and dirt residue from the floors and then dried the affected areas for a full 24-hour period.  Once the areas were fully dry, we applied our plant-based microbial cleaning agent to all surfaces, and even cleaned her laundry appliances.

At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, we clean contents as well and can even restore documents that are not too overly damaged.  We are happy to help in any way that we can when it comes to a water, fire or mold damage event.

Commercial Fire Restoration for Three Businesses

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently received a call from one of our local fire chiefs to help restore a commercial building damaged by a large fire at the Willowdale Town Center in Kennett Square.  The fire drastically damaged the building, which contains four businesses. 

The fire began around 2:00 AM and unfortunately destroyed a large portion of the Sovana Bistro, the Nicholas Anthony Salon and Day Spa as well as a neighboring business, Donze & Donze.  Our crews were on site immediately to board up the businesses.  Once the affected areas were boarded up and the property owners were ready to move forward, we were then asked to complete fire restoration and to clean the damaged contents as well.  This was an extremely dangerous fire, and we had to be cautious of the roof of the Bistro, which eventually collapsed from the extensive fire damage.

This has been a long process for all parties, and our restoration team is still hard at work to repair the damages.  Although it will be a long road for these businesses to fully get back on their feet due to the extent of the destruction, we will keep working to make the fire “Like it never even happened!"

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to offer fire restoration services for our local community.  We answer the call for help immediately so that the proper safety measures and actions can be taken starting at the first hour of the loss. Contact us today to learn more!

The First Responder Bowl!

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford was happy to be a part of the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl for the second year in a row!  Our Marketing Manager, Cliff Masscotte and Operations Manager, Brian Arencibia once again got the chance to fly to Dallas, Texas for the college football game honoring our first responders nationwide.  They even got to help pull the flag on the field with many other SERVPRO franchise members!

At SERVPRO, we strive to recognize and support our local police, fire and EMS personnel in every way possible; which is why we were happy to be able to send two worthy candidates to the big game this year.  After receiving nominees from many of our local police and fire stations, we held a drawing and selected Fire Police Captain Andy Skean from the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Department, Station 36 and Officer Mark Todd from the Kennett Borough Police Department to attend the Texas game with free airfare and hotel provided.  Both of these men have given so much to their community and we were happy to be able to honor them in this way.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford will continue to work with and thank our local first responders for everything they do!

Local Chamber Award

1/27/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is thrilled that two of our employees were recognized for their community support by one of our local Chambers!

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce honored our very own Marketing Manager, Cliff Masscotte and Operations Manager, Brian Arencibia with the award for “Volunteer of the Year” for their hard work and dedication to the Chamber and community!  Cliff and Brian are always willing to help support local Chamber events and have volunteered their time on countless occasions. 

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to be a part of our local Chambers and community, and it means a lot that our employees were recognized for all that they do!  We look forward to working with the Chambers for another year!

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers fire, water and mold damage services to local homes and businesses in Southern Chester County. We are always prepared to help and offer 24/7 emergency services for when disaster strikes.

Water Damage in Chadds Ford

12/26/2019 (Permalink)

Our water restoration team was happy to respond to an unexpected water leak in Chadds Ford after we received a call for emergency services.  The sink in the upstairs bathroom had been left on and overflowed, causing the second and first floors along with the finished basement to be affected.

This disaster occurred over the weekend, but our crew is always “Ready for whatever happens.”  We were on site immediately in order to begin the water mitigation process, clean up the debris and dry the affected areas.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford will be there within hours to restore the property.  We offer 24/7 emergency services for your home or business in the event of fire, water or mold damage.  Call us today at 610-268-8620.

Heating Your Business Safely

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

The winter temperatures cause many businesses to use heating equipment in order to keep clients and employees warm throughout the day.  However, just as in your home, there are risks to utilizing this cold weather equipment.  The National Fire Protection Association outlines some of the safety precautions your business can take in order to keep everyone warm and safe.

  • Anything that can burn should be at least three feet away from heating equipment including portable heaters.
  • Have a professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment following the local codes and proper measures.
  • Heating equipment should be inspected and cleaned every year.
  • Ensure your employees turn their portable heaters off before leaving the building.
  • For fuel burning space heaters, always use the proper fuel outlined by the manufacturer.
  • Test smoke alarms every month.

Following the proper safety measures for heating your commercial building will ensure a safe and warm space for you and your employees.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to help restore our local businesses when they experience fire damage caused by a heat source or other fire hazard.  We are always prepared to clean and restore any fire, smoke or soot damage.