General Safety Tips
General safety tips.
Everyone wants to be warm at home during the winter months. Here are some safety tips to follow: - Do not use an oven, bag or heater to heat your home- Do not burn garbage, paper or green wood in the stove. These things cause heavy green wood in your fireplace. These things cause a heavy buildup of creosote that can eventually burn your chimney.- Only buy heaters that have been evaluated by a national laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)- Buy electric heaters that have a thermostat control mechanism that shuts off when the heater tilts- Do not use electric heaters to dry clothes or other things- Keep space heaters at least three feet away from combustibles- Plug the electric heater directly into the wall. Do not use an extension cord or extension cord.- Always turn off the electric heater when not in use
Steps to minimize mold risk after prolonged shutdown
Keep indoor humidity as low as possible, no more than 50%, as measured by a hygrometer. Building managers may consider continuous indoor humidity monitoring with a digital hygrometer, preferably more than once a day, to minimize the need to enter the building. After a longer shutdown and before the residents return, buildings must be checked for mold and excessive moisture. After an assessment confirms that mold and moisture are not detectable, OR after remediation is complete, a building's HVAC system that is inactive during an extended shutdown must be shut down for at least 48 to 72 hours (known as a "flush-out period"). be abused before the inhabitants return. After the building is opened and occupied, routine (e.g., weekly) inspections of the HVAC system are recommended to ensure efficient operation. If a routine HVAC operation and maintenance program does not exist for the building, one must be created and implemented.
Our Large Loss Commercial Services
Large commercial building.
SERVPRO's Commercial Major Loss Division is comprised of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite major loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically located in the United States to handle any major disaster. Each major loss is managed by the Commercial Operations Manager to help ensure smooth communication and timely mitigation. We have found at many conferences that many people connect with us only for residential services, but we also handle many job losses. Our crews are trained to handle both small residential losses and large commercial losses. At SERVPRO, the difference is our ability to deploy trained manufacturing professionals and reduce costs through strategic placement and temporary workforce management. Get the professionals, call SERVPRO. Commercial Large Loss Program customers include: Hospitality Property managers Universities Municipality Pentagon Manufacturing Multigenerational housing Logistics Student housing
Make the Best Choice When You're Looking for Home Restoration Services | SERVPRO® of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill
Contact SERVPRO of Manayunk and Chestnut Hill, we work with you to get things back to normal quickly.
There’s never a good time to deal with home damage.
But if you find yourself in that situation due to a fire or natural disaster, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place now. Why? Because restoring your home can be a complex job, and you’ll want it done by experts.
The restoration team you choose to handle the job will be the biggest factor in how smoothly the process goes, which is why understanding who you are working with is key.
Yearly Claims Number in the Millions
The Insurance Information Institute share statistics about home insurance claims.
According to their statistics, about one out of every 350 American homeowners will deal with a fire damage claim each year. Water damage claims will be filed by about one in 50 homeowners, so they are actually the most common type of claim.
Overall, one in 20 homeowners will file a damage claim this year. That means if you know 60 people (through work, worship services or other community events), three of them might need restoration help this year.
So having a quality restoration team in mind now can make a difference for you or someone you love later.
We Value Service and Training
We provide a high level of service in a few ways. They include our local availability, our 24⁄7 staffing, and the quality of technicians and equipment we offer. Our highly trained expert technicians set us apart.
Beyond the training offered by SERVPRO at a national level, our technicians earn valuable certifications through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. This non-profit group provides an array of certifications to ensure restoration and cleaning technicians are able to use the latest proven techniques when restoring your home.
And when you choose your local SERVPRO, these restoration experts will take the knowledge they’ve gained through our intensive training programs and use it to restore your home.
If your home is damaged due to a fire or any other cause, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help your family.