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Storm Damage in West Erie County

5/13/2022 (Permalink)

West Erie County T-Storm Summer and thunderstorms, two things that are completely synonymous with each other in West Erie County.

Summer and thunderstorms, two things that are completely synonymous with each other in West Erie County. Unfortunately, that pop up summer thunderstorm can bring unforeseen damages to your home and business. SERVPRO of West Erie County can manage any water damage and restoration imaginable. SERVPRO of West Erie County 24-Hour Emergency response team has the ability to report all 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. SERVPRO will leave your Harbor Creek home or businesses water damage disaster look “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Erie County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we are already nearby and ready to help. SERVPRO of West Erie County is a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (814) 806-1987or visit us on our Website.

How to Handle a Fire in Your Fairview Commercial Building

5/2/2022 (Permalink)

commercial building Commercial buildings such as schools, hotels, offices, and other multiple floor buildings are more susceptible to fires since they have increased risk

Commercial buildings such as schools, hotels, offices, and other multiple floor buildings are more susceptible to fires since they have increased risk factors. Because of this, commercial buildings are also equipped with equipment to keep safe from possible fire outbursts. These include smoke alarms, fire suppression systems, sprinklers, fire alarms, and more. Due to this set up, problems that arise can be put out fast.

After a fire is put out in a commercial building, there are typically two types of damage. The first type of damage is fire damage. This can include structural damage, damage to contents, soot on the walls and ceilings and more. The second type of damage is typically from the water sprinklers that are set off. This can leave rooms and hallways flooded with water. Everything from ceilings, to walls, to floors are damaged in the process. We suggest you call SERVPRO of West Erie County to solve this situation. We are trained professionals in fire and water restoration. We can get the job done thoroughly and fast, doing our best to save you money and time.

SERVPRO of West Erie County is a fire and water restoration and cleanup company. We are Here to Help, 24/7. For immediate assistance give us a call at (814) 806-1987 or visit us on our Website!

Wet Basement Problem Solved in Erie

4/16/2022 (Permalink)

puddle on floor in basement With water damage, time is of the essence and our team is trained to act accordingly.

There was a flooded basement in Erie, PA as the result of a broken pipe in the home. In the before picture you can see how the water has spread throughout the lower level of the residence. With water damage, time is of the essence and our team is trained to act accordingly. We arrived to assess the scene and determine the appropriate course of action. Then, we used extractors, dehumidifiers, and air movers to facilitate the water removal and cleanup. In the after picture you can see the same laundry area after our team's work. The family was pleased to have the water removed and their basement back to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Who to Call When You Experience a Fire or Water Disaster

4/14/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Mustang As a premier leader in the disaster recovery industry, we are ready for whatever happens.

As a premier leader in the disaster recovery industry, we are ready for whatever happens. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of your emergency response needs. We offer a variety of services that will help make any disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Additionally, SERVPRO of West Erie County is a locally owned business that is part of a national family of restoration and disaster recovery in the United States. As a member of this family we value and prioritize the quality of care and service you receive during your time of need. We are here to help in every step of the process; from the assessment to working with your insurance agent on claims, you can count on our team to understand and act in accordance to your specific situation. 

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Most Common Ways Housefires are Caused in the Spring in Erie

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

grill on fire Spring is the season with the highest daily average of fires.

With the Springtime comes warmer weather. Finally, we can enjoy the warmer weather! Most families spend more time outdoors after winter is over and spring has come. According to FEMA, “Spring is the season with the highest daily average of fires.” One main cause of house fires when warmer weather begins is from grilling. The National Fire Protection Association states, “July is the peak month for grill fires (18%), including both structures, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by June (15%), May (13%) and August (12%).” From these statistics, you can see that it is important to take special precaution while grilling outdoors. Make sure your grill is a safe distance from the home.

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Sewage Backup in Your West Erie Home

3/27/2022 (Permalink)

fans in room Special training and equipment are necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment are necessary to safely clean this type of contamination. There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of West Erie County will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

  • Category 1: “Clean Water” - Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • Category 2: “Gray Water” - May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Category 3: “Black Water” - May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

What to Do During a Fire in Edinboro, PA

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

Fireman on the roof. By knowing beforehand what to do during a fire, you will better prepared if that time ever comes.

Do you know what to do if a fire were to occur in your home? Whether you or home or not, it is important to know what to do in this emergency. By knowing beforehand what to do during a fire, you will better prepared if that time ever comes. Here are some tips from Ready.gov:

  • Drop down to the floor and crawl low, under any smoke to your exit. Heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.
  • Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.
  • If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present.
  • If you can’t get to someone needing assistance, leave the home and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell the emergency operator where the person is located.
  • If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Fire Safety Tips in Cranesville, PA

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

A circle of matches and text that says 'fire safety.' Fire safety is a major component to fire prevention in homes and in businesses.

Fire safety is a major component to fire prevention in homes and in businesses. Did you know that house fires are more likely to occur during the winter? Due to this, we want to make sure you know the ways that you can prevent a fire in your home this winter. Even if you are familiar with the ways to prevent a fire, look at the list below just to make sure you are not missing anything.

Key Tips to Prevent Housefires

Below are tips provided by NFPA.org,

  • Watch your cooking
  • Give space heaters space
  • Smoke outside
  • Keep matches and lighters out of reach
  • Inspect electrical cords
  • Be careful when using candles
  • Have a home fire escape plan
  • Install smoke alarms
  • Test smoke alarms
  • Install sprinklers

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

Seal Your Edinboro Home and Keep Water Out

2/1/2022 (Permalink)

Fabric with water droplets on it. The more moisture that is in your home, the less longevity there will be in your home.

Sealing and waterproofing is super important when it comes to preventing leaks in the home. The more moisture that is in your home, the less longevity there will be in your home.  In the form of rainwater and ground seepage, it can ruin foundations, windows and doors, masonry, and cement, siding and roofs. Excess moisture can also create serious mold problems and is quite common in basements and crawl spaces. However, it can occur above ground as well, due to roof and gutter leaks. Sealing out moisture and waterproofing your home is the most important maintenance chore you can do.

Tips to Sealing Your Home

Below are some tips from the University of Minnesota how to seal your home to protect it from water.

?      Install sill flashing
?      Use flashing tape
?      Caulk the tops and sides of flange

SERVPRO of West Erie County are fire and water damage restoration specialists. We are always Here to Help, 24/7. Give us a call at (814) 806-1987 for immediate assistance or visit our Website!

What to Do Before the Snow Melts in Girard, PA

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Snow removal rake in action. The peak of winter is here, and the snow is not melting anytime soon.

The peak of winter is here, and the snow is not melting anytime soon. Since we cannot count on it melting, we must take care of it ourselves. What a bummer right? However, we are all in this together, and while we are at it, we will throw in a few tips too!

Snow Removal Tips

Many times, we are not sure if it is us or the city who is supposed to clean snow from the sidewalk. Often it is the owner of the property’s responsibility. It is important to keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice to prevent injury and easier travel for yourself and your neighbors. So, what is the best way to remove snow from the sidewalk? NYC.gov provides some tips for sidewalk snow removal:

  • Remove snow along the sidewalk adjacent to your property. Do not push snow from the sidewalk into the street.
  • Clear the snow from around the fire hydrant if there is one in front of your property.
  • You should move the snow to your front yard, behind the stoop line, or to the grassy curb strip if one exists.
  • Where possible, try to clear a path at least four feet wide along the sidewalk.

SERVPRO of West Erie County specializes in fire and water - restoration and cleanup. If you have experienced a disaster, simply give us a call at (814) 806-1987 or visit our Website! We are always Here to Help!