Recent Commercial Posts

Business Interruption Insurance: Do you Have it?

7/29/2022 (Permalink)

When an unexpected disaster occurs for your business, the physical damages can be just the beginning.  Fire and water damage to your facility can force your business to close for as long as weeks or even months.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford understands that this is a heavy burden on your company and its success while not being able to actively continue business practices.

One way to help combat this serious financial threat to your business is to speak with your insurance provider about coverage for this particular matter.  Many insurance companies offer business interruption insurance, which will help to cover the costs that your business would otherwise accrue through your clients.  This is a separate form of insurance from your typical coverage of property damages.

Business interruption insurance can cover you in a variety of ways such as providing coverage for damaged merchandise that can no longer be sold, or for a temporary building where business can continue while your facility is being restored.  Payroll for your employees while your business is closed is another option.

This type of insurance can save you a lot of financial and stressful obligations down the road, but it is also important to discuss your coverage and what it will entail.  Consider certain factors in the event that your business may have to shut down.  Determine how long it would take your business to get back on track once reopen as well as how long it may take to find a temporary office space.  Most policies have a set length of time where coverage will be approved.

Business interruption insurance can substantially improve your situation in the event of fire, water or storm damage to your commercial property.  We recommend speaking with your insurance provider immediately to determine the right coverage for your business so that you are covered in case of an unforeseen disaster.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford works with many insurance companies to help make the fire or water damage process run as smoothly as possible.  Our restoration professionals strive to make a devastating situation less overwhelming for our commercial clients so that you can focus on getting back on track for your business.

Sewage in Downingtown

4/19/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford visited a commercial office building in Downingtown after sewage had entered the facility.  The basement had been damaged with minor sewage damage due to a system failure.  No content was affected, but our team was asked to complete thorough cleaning services for the affected areas.  We visited the property that day in order to help restore the basement, allowing the business to reopen quickly.

Once all debris was removed from the basement, our restoration professionals extracted all sewage water from the floor and placed a dehumidifier in the space for a period of three full days in order to dry the contaminated floor.  We then cleaned the floor with our anti-microbial cleaning agent to help remove all signs of harmful particles.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford provides complete cleaning and restoration services for sewage and biohazard conditions.  We also offer general cleaning services, post construction cleanup, vandalism services, HVAC duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, and more in order to help restore businesses in Southeastern PA!

Commercial Water Damage in Oxford

2/16/2022 (Permalink)

The winter season is always a busy time for water and storm restoration services.  Frozen pipes, flooding and other water related issues have impacted some of our local Chester County homes and commercial properties, including this business in Oxford.

A pipe had broken on the first floor of the facility, leaking water onto the carpet.  The water continued to travel through the ceiling and into the basement, leaving four inches of water in that space as well.  To make matters worse, the water damage had occurred during business hours so they were forced to close until our team at SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford could restore the affected areas.  We visited the property immediately to minimize the damage and downtime for the business.

During this water restoration process, we tore out all damaged components from the leak, including the carpet and drywall.  Once all signs of initial water damage were removed, we placed a total of 28 air movers and 4 dehumidifiers in the Oxford building for three full days.  This allowed us to properly remove any remaining signs of water damage while fully drying the structure.  Once all areas were thoroughly cleaned with our anti-microbial cleaning agent, the business quickly reopened.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford continues to assist our local businesses with their water, storm, and fire restoration needs.  We are proud to be a part of keeping our Chester County community running when it matters most!

Sewage and Mold Damage for a Landenberg Business

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford visited a local business in Landenberg after they suffered both mold damage and a sewage issue in the same week.  After the facility’s bathroom had backed up with sewage, the harmful contamination had flowed into various areas of the building.  The substantial amount of damage had also caused sewage to be forced out of a sink in another area, creating more sewage damage that had traveled onto areas of the floor and drywall.

In addition, the sunroom of the building had previously suffered flood damage and had left behind a mildew odor that turned out to be mold growth.

Our mold remediation and biohazard professionals helped to restore all of the affected areas in the facility immediately.  We responded to the sewage damage during the facility’s business hours in order to allow minimal closure for the business.  After the water extraction process was complete and the affected areas had been thoroughly disinfected with our plant-based antimicrobial cleaning agent, we then placed a dehumidifier in the space for three full days.  This ensures that the structure is fully dry in all areas.

During the mold remediation process, we removed the wet insulation and drywall of the affected surfaces.  We also placed an air scrubber in the affected area for a full 24 hour period to allow mold spores to be captured and eliminated from the air and all surfaces.  Once this was complete, we applied our anti-microbial cleaning agent for mold growth to the surface areas.  Now that this Landenberg facility was in good condition, they were able to get back to business right away.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to assist our local community of Southern Chester County with their immediate business needs. No matter how large or small a disaster you face in your commercial facility, our restoration and cleaning team is here to help with your fire, water, mold, storm and cleaning needs!

Commercial Water Damage in Kennett Square

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

After a broken pipe caused water damage in a Kennett Square gift shop over the weekend, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford responded to assist before the problem could get worse.  Several carpeted areas had been affected by the water damage as well as some content.

Our water restoration team removed the affected items as well as the damaged baseboard and carpet pad.  We extracted all water from the carpet and fully dried the areas according to IICRC standards.  Our drying technique included placing two air movers and a dehumidifier in the space for three full days in order to ensure no further signs of water or potential mold growth would appear.

Our water restoration process is then completed with our advanced cleaning solutions for cleaning and treating the space with an anti-microbial chemical that is environmentally friendly for the business and their needs.

Due to our emergency services, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford was able to restore the water damage so that the business could be open the following week with only our equipment still on site.  We are always “Ready for Whatever Happens” for our local community, and we offer a 24/7 immediate response time for local commercial and residential properties in Southern Chester County!

Restoring Your Chester County Commercial Property After Water Damage

12/1/2021 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events at commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response.  Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford works quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area.  In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your Chester County facility.

Our water restoration professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns.  We strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints.  We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  So when an emergency situation arises in your Chester County business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of properties after fire, water or mold damage.  Our team is highly trained in restoring commercial facilities, and we offer immediate services for businesses in need.

The Proper Fire Extinguishers for a Commercial Emergency

11/3/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford understands how important it is to keep your business functioning and running smoothly for your clients and employees.  During the event of a fire, there are many actions you can take to both prevent a fire from occurring as well as getting worse.  Below, we list the different types of fire extinguishers that your business should store and maintain in your facility.

Class A Fire Extinguishers are the most common type for your business. These are used when most materials create a fire hazard in your facility.

Class B Fire Extinguishers are utilized for fires involving flammable liquids such as grease and gasoline.

Class C Fire Extinguishers are used when electrical appliances or equipment cause a fire.

Class D extinguishers are utilized in fires that occur in factories such as facilities working with metal.

Class K extinguishers are intended for use when a fire occurs in a commercial kitchen where cooking oils are involved.

Should a fire occur in your business, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is here to help.  Please be sure to choose the right fire extinguisher for your business and follow the proper safety procedures for your commercial building.  In the event that the fire can’t be extinguished or damage is left behind, our fire restoration professionals can handle any size fire, smoke, or soot damage that you experience.

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.”

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!

Two Water Damage Disasters in One Day for a Local School

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers immediate assistance to schools, businesses and other facilities that have suffered from fire or water damage.  Our water cleanup and restoration team recently provided this emergency service to one of our local public schools in Landenberg.  A water line had burst on campus, causing extensive water damage in multiple areas including some of the classrooms.

In order to keep everything running smoothly for the students and faculty, we visited the institution immediately in order to perform the proper water remediation procedures.  Once we had successfully done so and the school was ready to open its doors again, we later received an additional call that evening for sewage damage.

The main sewer line had malfunctioned and leaked 15-20 gallons of sewage into the building.  Our team quickly coordinated a crew to visit the property once again and extract all signs of the contaminated water from the premises. 

We were happy to provide our emergency services twice in one day for this local institution.  Our dedication to quickly responding to losses such as these allowed us to minimize the damages to the school and therefore leave the following school day uninterrupted.

To learn more about our emergency commercial services for your business or organization, call SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford at 610-268-8620.  Our team can handle any size disaster!

Indoor Air Quality for Your Business

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

Is your business prepared for winter?  With the temperature beginning to drop, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford would like to remind our local businesses to check their heating systems before they are turned on for good this fall and winter.  It is important to check for signs of dirt and debris as well.  Once the system is operating, these particles can contaminate the air and leave your employees and clients with an unhealthy work environment.

We advise all businesses and homeowners to complete a full inspection and cleaning of their heating systems by a licensed professional.  These professionals will ensure that your systems are working effectively and inform you of any potential issues regarding the air quality in the building.  Often, they recommend a duct cleaning in order to eliminate these harmful particles. SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to offer this service when needed.

To learn more about how we can help in regards to the air quality or condition of your business, give us a call at 610-268-8620.  We provide services in Duct cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Odor Removal, Vandalism and more!

Large Commercial Warehouse Fire!

12/3/2020 (Permalink)

Last month, a local business in Lincoln University suffered a large fire in their commercial warehouse.  22,000 square feet of the facility was affected, with most of the building heavily affected by soot damage.  The roof was damaged as well and in desperate need of repairs.

Our fire cleanup and restoration crew have been working hard to help clean, repair and restore this facility since.  For just over three weeks and counting, we have come a long way in creating a new beginning for this business.  We are proud to service our local Pennsylvania area with their fire restoration needs alongside other various organizations, including Power Equipment Restoration and V.P. Electrical Contracting for this particular situation. 

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford provides 24/7 emergency fire cleanup and restoration services for commercial facilities.  We offer services such as roof tarping, smoke and soot removal, odor neutralization and reconstruction. To learn more about how we can help your business in a fire damage event, give us a call at 610-268-8620!

Emergency Commercial Flooding

11/4/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently responded to an emergency commercial water loss at a local hardware store.  While the lights were changed in the store overnight, the sprinklers were accidently hit, causing flooding throughout a large portion of the building.  The flooding had made its way into a large section of the store, posing a risk to the opening of the business later that day.

Our crews responded immediately to the scene in the early morning hours and remained onsite until the extensive water damage had been mitigated.  It took hours for the water to be extracted and even more time to fully dry the affected areas.  However, due to our quick response time, we were able to prevent the water damage from getting worse and therefore created minimal interruption to this business.

Like in this situation, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is always prepared to respond at a moment’s notice for extensive flooding in your home or business.  Our IICRC-certified crew are trained in all aspects of water and storm damage in order to help restore your property from an unexpected disaster.  For more information, give us a call at 610-268-8620!

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!

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.

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.

Winter Weather Preparation

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Winter weather means safety risks for your business when it comes to snow.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford understands how critical it is to keep your commercial business running and your employees and customers safe during inclement weather.  Following important safety measures and being prepared for winter will help keep your business running smoothly.

  • Before a winter storm, discuss your plan with either your employees or hired contractor.  Cover any sidewalks or parking lots with ice melt.  This will prevent slippery surfaces for those visiting or working in the building.
  • Stock up on supplies including snow shovels.  Have cones and caution tape ready in case you need to alert customers or employees about icy surfaces before anyone is able to remove the snow and ice.
  • Clear all areas of travel, including sidewalks, parking lots and entrances.
  • Make sure your employees know what to do in the event of a storm, such as where to park and how to access the building.

This season can pose a large threat to commercial businesses.  The proper precautions and preparation will eliminate the risks and help keep your company functioning.  SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is always prepared for winter disasters.  We are happy to help and offer 24/7 emergency services in fire, water, and mold damage, no matter the weather.

Sprinkler System Maintenance

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Every commercial business should have a sprinkler system that is properly maintained.  This system can prevent a much larger disaster in the event of a fire and not only help keep you and your employees safe, but also minimize the amount of damage and downtime to your business.  Therefore, it is important to prepare your commercial building and ensure that your sprinkler system is functional.

  • Have your system annually inspected, tested and maintained by a professional.
  • Ensure that the system you install is equipped to handle the specific layout of the building.
  • Identify that there is at least eighteen inches of clearance below each sprinkler head.

By checking your systems on a regular basis and following proper safety measures, you can help to limit the amount of fire damage to your business. 

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to help restore commercial buildings from any size fire disaster. We offer 24/7 emergency services for homes and businesses that experience an unexpected fire.

Cleaning for HBO Filming in Coatesville

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford recently received a call from HBO to help clean areas of Coatesville City for a new show they are currently filming.  The new show, Mare of Easttown starring Kate Winslet is being filmed around various parts of the city, and we were excited to help!  Our crew spent days on site to clean and repair multiple locations.  It was an extensive job, but nothing our team couldn’t handle.

HBO and the City of Coatesville were impressed with our services and even asked us to do additional work for the filming sites.  We were happy to help clean up parts of the city while helping to make some movie magic!

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is proud to help our local community with their cleaning and restoration needs.  If you need your home or business cleaned or restored, contact us at 610-268-8620.  We will help to make it “Like it never even happened.”

We Love Our Commercial Clients!

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford has been keeping busy with restoring properties from any size disaster.  Our commercial clients have been a large part of that, and we can’t thank them enough for using our services in their time of need.  We understand how important your business is to you, so our restoration professionals take great care in each job we perform, no matter how big or small.

Just this month, we have received and completed work for a variety of businesses and organizations in Chester County.  This includes educational institutions, medical offices and our local police departments to name a few.

Our crew has been working hard to help each of these commercial clients with everything from reversing the damages of vandalism to restoring their floors from the wear and tear that a business tends to cause.  We take pride in making each one of these jobs “Like it never even happened.”

To learn more about how we can help your commercial business, call SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford at 610-268-8620.

Water Loss Disaster at Widener University

4/12/2019 (Permalink)

Earlier this year, Widener University suffered an extensive water disaster at their college campus.  Four floors were affected by the water leak, which included the institution's newest residence hall, Harris Hall.  This building houses approximately 200 students at the University and so, it was imperative that work begin right away on restoring the damages.

Our franchise came to the rescue and for an entire month, we worked hard to get the campus back on track.  The damage was so extensive that we brought in our Disaster Recovery trailers to transport more of our restoration equipment to the scene.  Our team put in a lot of hours, working day and night for weeks in order to restore the University to its former glory. 

We are always happy to help out our local community.  At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, we are proud to have the resources, equipment and dedicated team to make a water disaster like this one "Like it never even happened." 

Choosing the Right Fire Extinguisher for Your Business

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, we see fire and water disasters everyday in situations where sometimes, a fire extinguisher can greatly decrease the intensity of an event.  Choosing the right fire extinguisher can greatly help your business in the long run. 

Class A: This is the most common extinguisher and is used to put out fires in cloth, wood, rubber, paper, and plastics.

Class B: These are used when flammable liquids are involved, such as grease, gasoline and oil.

Class C: This is used when fires involve appliances or equipment that is electrically energized or plugged in.

Class D: These are used for flammable metals and are usually found in factories working with those metals.

Class K: Usually found in commercial kitchens, they are used when vegetable oils, animal oils or fats in cooking are involved.

Choosing the right fire extinguisher is an integral component of your business when it involves preparation for unexpected disasters such as a fire event.  If your business suffers a fire loss, contact the fire restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford.  We specialize in restoring any size disaster with 24/7 emergency services so you can be confident that your business will remain standing when the smoke clears.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Protecting your Business from Flooding

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, we understand that your business is important to you.  Our restoration professionals work hard to help restore homes and businesses in our local community daily.  We are equipped with the expertise and technology to restore your property from any size disaster.  However, there are steps you can take on your own to prevent damages to your business.

  • Start with a thorough risk analysis. Plan for emergencies and obtain insurance coverage that will cover your business in the event of a flood. Consider any damages to property as well.
  • Pay attention to weather alerts in your area.
  • Ensure that all gutters are inspected and clear of dirt and debris regularly.
  • Install barriers to prevent water from getting inside.
  • Use flood-resistant materials in any new construction to your business.
  • Relocate your files to a safe location, and back them up.

These measures will protect your business in the event of flooding and drastically minimize the damages to your commercial property.  If you experience any flooding or storm damage at your business, contact SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford at (610) 268-8620.  We can help make your commercial disaster “Like it never even happened”.

Protecting Your Business From Cold Weather Conditions

12/17/2018 (Permalink)

With winter here, now is the time to start thinking about how you can protect your business from cold weather conditions.  Protecting your customers, clients and employees is one critical component you need to consider. Snow and ice create dangerous hazards for businesses, since many people often slip and fall on untreated, icy surfaces.  To prevent injuries, you can follow these key steps by Travelers Insurance to eliminate this winter hazard.

  • Create and implement a snow and ice removal plan.  This includes determining who is responsible for carrying out the plan. Responsibilities include hiring contractors or choosing your own personnel, ensuring that snow is removed and salt is placed on walkways as well as proper claim handling procedures.
  • Assign someone the task of monitoring weather conditions, walkways and the effectiveness of the snow and ice removal.
  • Record removal activities in a log.  The log should include names and dates along with the amount of snow and ice, temperature and the removal process.
  •  Investigate any injuries immediately

Using your Plan

Be aware of uneven surfaces and areas with high traffic.  Clean up after ice melt.  When piling snow, try not to block visibility around corners.  In addition, use warning signs and lights for more protection.  Be aware of refreezing, and check that your drains do not spread water onto walkways. 

Lastly, check with your municipality with your location’s specific regulations on treating weather conditions.

These steps will keep anyone who visits your business safe from harm.  If you experience a more drastic winter storm event such as frozen pipes, call SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford at (610) 268-8620.  We can handle winter disasters for you.

Carpet Cleaning for Your Business

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford offers more to our local businesses than restoration during large events from fire or water damage.  Our cleaning and restoration professionals are happy to help with your everyday business needs such as carpet cleaning.  We have offered this service to many homes and businesses in our local area, and our customers are happy to see their carpets looking brand new. 

Before your carpets need our services, there are actions you can take to keep them looking clean on your own.  To maintain the look and cleanliness of your carpets, vacuuming should be done regularly.  Other steps you can take to keep your carpets looking new include stain removal, pilating the carpet to prevent matting, moving furniture around to change traffic patterns, and using mats to limit the amount of soil on the carpet.

If your carpets require more attention to meet your business needs, contact us at (610) 268-8620. 

To learn more about our carpet cleaning services, click here.

Commercial Cleaning for Your Business

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that we also offer commercial cleaning services for businesses?  While SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford can handle any size fire, water or mold disaster, we also offer the everyday services your business needs in order to maintain a clean and safe environment.

We understand how important your business is to you and how even a dirty floor can impact how your company is perceived.  Our cleaning and restoration professionals can help restore your property loss and damages so that your business can continue to prosper.  Our commercial cleaning services include the following:

  • Air ducts and HVAC units
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Ceilings, Walls and Hard Floors
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is happy to help your business with your cleaning and restoration needs.  Call us at (610) 268-8620 for more information.

Summer Camp Commercial Mold Remediation

6/1/2018 (Permalink)

Mold damage to the ceiling in basement.

At the start of this spring, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/ Oxford was called in to assist with a mold remediation at a local youth summer camp.  As they were going through prepping the camp, to be ready to invite the smiling faces of their campers for the summer, they discovered a small water leak in their dining hall had gone un-noticed in the months that the camp was closed down.  This minor leak had created the perfect, humid, environment for mold to grow.  In just a few months’ time the entire basement of the structure had significant mold growth on every surface.  The IICRC certified mold technicians at SERVPRO of Kennett Square/ Oxford spent a week removing all of the affected content, drop ceiling, and drywall throughout the structure.  The entire structure was then cleaned, treated, and then sealed in order to mitigate the mold damage.  We were proud to have the opportunity to create a clean and safe environment for the children to enjoy this summer. 

Commercial Hardwood Cleaning

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial VCT strip and wax.

Hardwood flooring is commonly used in both residential and commercial buildings and appears to be easy to clean, maintain, and restore. However, don’t let it fool you - these materials tend to have soil accumulate over time especially in heavy traffic areas, and eventually you’ll need professional cleaning to remove this buildup. That’s where SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford comes in! We were contacted by Avondale Fire Company– Station 23 to shine up their hardwood and tile flooring from every day wear and tear. Our professional technicians took the time and care needed and treated the floors at the fire station like their own. If your home or business has this type of flooring that needs some attention, give us a call! We have trained professionals and specialized cleaning methods that allow us to properly clean and restore your floor’s original beauty.

SERVPRO to the rescue!

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

One of the affected hallways

One of our local universities experienced a sprinkler discharge which affected 2 stories, 2 stairwells, and 6 dorm rooms.  Crews were onsite within 30 minutes and worked until approx 11:00pm to extract water and set equipment to help facilitate the drying of the structure.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is ready at a moments notice.  Our franchise is actually designated as a Large Loss Response Team.  This qualification is obtained through several criteria set forth by our corporate office.  Our Commercial Large Loss Division handles any losses estimated to be $50,000 and up.  Once the loss hits an estimated $500,000 our Extreme Response Team is then activated.  Our Franchise also is designated for Storm Production.  We are 1 of 4, out of over 1750 franchises to have this designation.  If a hurricane were to hit from South Carolina up to Maine, we would implement a "Storm Event" and activate local franchises to help the surrounding area.  So rest assured, whatever the size of the loss, SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford can help to make it "Like it never even happened."

Old Superfresh building in Kennett

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

The old Superfresh building in Kennett Square

2018 has been off to a brutally cold start.  Across our region home owners and businesses have been struggling with frozen and burst pipes.  One such incident occurred for one of our local property managers in the Kennett Square area.  On New Year’s Day they had a two inch sprinkler line burst in a storefront that they are currently in the process of preparing for new tenants.  They called SERVPRO of Kennett Square/ Oxford and within an hour we had a crew of 12 men on site to begin mitigation. 

Our crew spent 6.5 hours battling the frigid temperatures to dry out the structure.  We brought in a large generator and supplemental lighting due to the power being down to the building and multiple pieces of extracting equipment, including a truck mounted unit, to pump out the water as quickly as possible.  At SERVPRO of Kennett Square/ Oxford our goal is to limit the time that a business has to keep their doors closed during and after any size disaster. 

Disaster: Will you be ruined or ready?

8/18/2017 (Permalink)

Large Commercial Loss

When damage strikes you can be ruined or you can be ready! David Hughes, President of SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, gave a presentation at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce about the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. ERPs are a free service offered to local area businesses that helps them be ready for whatever happens!

Hughes told the audience that by preparing with an ERP, you can minimize the amount of time your business is inactive.  Knowing who to call in advance is the key to timely mitigation, and timely mitigation reduces the effects of fire and water damage.

Elements of the ERP include employee and emergency contacts, utility contacts, shut off locations, primary contact information, insurance contacts, property overview and building access information.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square / Oxford is located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Avondale Pennsylvania.  The team provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any size disaster. Highly trained technicians respond immediately to residential or commercial emergencies.

SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford is a Gold Circle Partner of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce, and a Platinum Sponsor of the Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce.  This provides financial support for Chamber activities. Network at Noon is the monthly luncheon given for Southern Chamber members and guests on the last Thursday of the month. 

For more information about SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford services, contact them at (610) 268-8620.