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SERVPRO of Wexford Emergency Services

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Faster to your North Pittsburgh Water Damage Event


Water Damage


SERVPRO of Wexford provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in North Pittsburgh


Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of  Wexford provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.


Faster To Any Size Disaster


Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Wexford arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.


Need Emergency Service? Call Us 24/7 at 724-933-7875


Water Damage Timeline


Within Minutes
•Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
•Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
•Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
•Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.


Hours 1 - 24:
•Drywall begins to swell and break down.
•Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
•Furniture begins to swell and crack.
•Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
•A musty odor appears.


48 Hours to 1 Week:
•Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
•Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
•Metal begins to rust and corrode.
•Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
•Paint begins to blister.
•Wood flooring swells and warps.
•Serious biohazard contamination is possible.


More Than 1 Week:
•Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
•Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.


About SERVPRO of  Wexford


SERVPRO of Wexford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

SERVPRO of Wexford

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

 

 


SERVPRO of Wexford is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 724-933-7875

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Wexford has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
•Your name and contact information
•Your insurance information (if applicable)
•The street address of the water-damaged home or business
•When did the flooding or water damage occur?
•What caused the water damage (if known)?
•Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of Wexford

SERVPRO of Wexford specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

 

Bakerstown

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Here is an informational article provided by the IIRC, this and other useful information can be found here;
http://www.IICRC.org


What Do You Do When There Is Water In A Basement? Call SERVPRO of Wexford at 724-933-7875, proudly serving the Bakerstown, Pa and surrounding areas
 


One of the most stressful and frustrating discoveries a homeowner can make is finding water in the basement. It is staggering how fast a disaster like a sudden pipe burst can fill a room with water. In fact, it’s common for homeowners to go to bed with a dry home and wake up to soaked flooring. Of course, dealing with this type of damage can be rather difficult, especially if it has infiltrated the home from a contaminated source, such as a flood or a sewage leak. It’s not safe or sanitary for a homeowner to attempt restoration on their own, which is why homeowners are recommended to seek certified, experienced professionals to handle the process.


What should a homeowner do when spotting water in the basement?


In short, it depends on how much water is present. If there’s just a small leak in a pipe, a professional can typically patch up the problem in an hour or two, at the most. However, if there is enough fluid present for it to pool and fill the room, then thorough restoration will be needed, and this something that only professionals are equipped to handle.


That’s why contacting a restoration company should be among the first things a homeowner does upon discovering excess water in the home. If water is continuing to rush into the home, then shutting down the plumbing should be a priority. If the fluid is contaminated, homeowners should not test their luck by walking through it, and this is usually the case when a home has been badly damaged in a flood or sewage backflow. Contaminated fluid often contains dangerous animals, chemical runoff, fungi, and many pathogens. Contaminated water in the basement should only be managed by people wearing proper safety equipment, and this is something homeowners are unlikely to have on hand.


If possible, a homeowner can speed up the restoration process by rescuing anything that hasn’t been soaked through or exposed to the contaminated fluid for long. Organic materials, like paper, cloth and porous woods, will many times be beyond help if they have been exposed to contaminated fluid for at least 48 hours, but a quick response might save some precious items. Solid wood typically resists contaminated fluid better, but efforts will need to be taken to ensure it doesn’t start warping.


If there is water in the basement, it is highly recommended that the homeowner not go into those areas.  A professional restorer will shut down the electricity in that area prior to doing an inspection. If wires have been exposed, it may not be safe for anyone due to the risk of electrocution. Shutting down electricity also lowers the risk of a fire breaking out.


Dealing with flooding in the home can be an expensive, annoying experience. But with the help of a certified team of restoration professionals, a homeowner can get their home back to normal quickly, and with minimal damage to the room.

How to Deal with Residential Water Damage

2/7/2017 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Wexford at 724-933-7875-proudly serving the North Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Here are some useful tips on how to deal with residential water damage from http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-with-Residential-Water-Damage:

Water damage can cause all sorts of headache for homeowners, both immediately after the damage occurs and in the long run. From floods to leaky faucets, water damage is a serious pain, and can cause major health and safety issues. Follow this guide to stop, repair, and prevent water damage in your home.

Stop the flow of water. If the flooding has been caused by a burst pipe or a water heater failure, shut off the main water line for your home. Get in touch with an expert immediately if you cannot tell where the water is coming from.

Turn off the power. If your home is flooded, cut off the electricity and gas from the main source. This isn’t as essential for small leaks or puddles, but for large floods turn them off to be safe. Do not handle electrical appliances unless you are properly insulated.
If you have to stand in water to turn off the main electricity, consult with an electrician.

Assess the damage. Before you begin your cleanup effort, first determine if rebuilding is even a worthwhile option. Take ample photos and other documentation to show the insurance company.

Rescue your most valuable possessions. If you are able to, find and remove your most important items from the flooded area, such as heirlooms, money, jewelry, etc. Don’t spend too much time extracting and cleaning individual items, as the water is still doing damage to your home.

Get rid of standing water. The longer the water sits, the more damage it will cause. As soon as it is safe, pump out any standing water. If you are dealing with a natural flood, wait to pump until the flood waters have receded below your house. Wear proper protective gear. When working in a flooded area, be sure to wear rubber boots, gloves, and a mask or respirator.
Keep children and pets away from any standing flood water, as it is often contaminated.
Place the pump at the lowest spot of the flooded floor. If the water is deep, you may need to lower the pump using a nylon rope.
If dealing with a small amount of flooding, you may be able to use a wet-dry shop vacuum to remove the water.

Frozen Pipes

2/2/2017 (Permalink)

Here is an informational article provided by the RedCross, this and other useful information can be found here:
http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm/frozen-pipes



How Do You Thaw Frozen Pipes?
 
Call SERVPRO of Wexford 724-933-7875
Proudly serving Allison Park, Pa. in Northern Allegheny County 15101.


 


If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Likely places for frozen pipes include against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation.
Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt ice in the pipe.
Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, a portable space heater (kept away from flammable materials), or by wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device.
Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you can not thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber.
Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too.

Frozen Pipes

1/25/2017 (Permalink)

Here is an informational article provided by the IIRC, this and other useful information can be found here;
http://www.iicrc.org

What Do You Do When There Is Frozen Pipes?
 
Call SERVPRO of Wexford 724-933-7875
Proudly serving McCandless, Pa. in Northern Allegheny County 15237.

One of the most stressful and frustrating discoveries a homeowner can make is finding water in the basement. It is staggering how fast a disaster like a sudden pipe burst can fill a room with water. In fact, it’s common for homeowners to go to bed with a dry home and wake up to soaked flooring. Of course, dealing with this type of damage can be rather difficult, especially if it has infiltrated the home from a contaminated source, such as a flood or a sewage leak. It’s not safe or sanitary for a homeowner to attempt restoration on their own, which is why homeowners are recommended to seek certified, experienced professionals to handle the process.

What should a homeowner do when spotting water in the basement?

In short, it depends on how much water is present. If there’s just a small leak in a pipe, a professional can typically patch up the problem in an hour or two, at the most. However, if there is enough fluid present for it to pool and fill the room, then thorough restoration will be needed, and this something that only professionals are equipped to handle.

That’s why contacting a restoration company should be among the first things a homeowner does upon discovering excess water in the home. If water is continuing to rush into the home, then shutting down the plumbing should be a priority. If the fluid is contaminated, homeowners should not test their luck by walking through it, and this is usually the case when a home has been badly damaged in a flood or sewage backflow. Contaminated fluid often contains dangerous animals, chemical runoff, fungi, and many pathogens. Contaminated water in the basement should only be managed by people wearing proper safety equipment, and this is something homeowners are unlikely to have on hand.

If possible, a homeowner can speed up the restoration process by rescuing anything that hasn’t been soaked through or exposed to the contaminated fluid for long. Organic materials, like paper, cloth and porous woods, will many times be beyond help if they have been exposed to contaminated fluid for at least 48 hours, but a quick response might save some precious items. Solid wood typically resists contaminated fluid better, but efforts will need to be taken to ensure it doesn’t start warping.

If there is water in the basement, it is highly recommended that the homeowner not go into those areas.  A professional restorer will shut down the electricity in that area prior to doing an inspection. If wires have been exposed, it may not be safe for anyone due to the risk of electrocution. Shutting down electricity also lowers the risk of a fire breaking out.

Dealing with flooding in the home can be an expensive, annoying experience. But with the help of a certified team of restoration professionals, a homeowner can get their home back to normal quickly, and with minimal damage to the room.

Water in Basement

11/15/2016 (Permalink)

Here is an informational article provided by the IIRC, this and other useful information can be found here;
http://www.iicrc.org

What Do You Do When There Is Water In A Basement?
 

One of the most stressful and frustrating discoveries a homeowner can make is finding water in the basement. It is staggering how fast a disaster like a sudden pipe burst can fill a room with water. In fact, it’s common for homeowners to go to bed with a dry home and wake up to soaked flooring. Of course, dealing with this type of damage can be rather difficult, especially if it has infiltrated the home from a contaminated source, such as a flood or a sewage leak. It’s not safe or sanitary for a homeowner to attempt restoration on their own, which is why homeowners are recommended to seek certified, experienced professionals to handle the process.

What should a homeowner do when spotting water in the basement?

In short, it depends on how much water is present. If there’s just a small leak in a pipe, a professional can typically patch up the problem in an hour or two, at the most. However, if there is enough fluid present for it to pool and fill the room, then thorough restoration will be needed, and this something that only professionals are equipped to handle.

That’s why contacting a restoration company should be among the first things a homeowner does upon discovering excess water in the home. If water is continuing to rush into the home, then shutting down the plumbing should be a priority. If the fluid is contaminated, homeowners should not test their luck by walking through it, and this is usually the case when a home has been badly damaged in a flood or sewage backflow. Contaminated fluid often contains dangerous animals, chemical runoff, fungi, and many pathogens. Contaminated water in the basement should only be managed by people wearing proper safety equipment, and this is something homeowners are unlikely to have on hand.

If possible, a homeowner can speed up the restoration process by rescuing anything that hasn’t been soaked through or exposed to the contaminated fluid for long. Organic materials, like paper, cloth and porous woods, will many times be beyond help if they have been exposed to contaminated fluid for at least 48 hours, but a quick response might save some precious items. Solid wood typically resists contaminated fluid better, but efforts will need to be taken to ensure it doesn’t start warping.

If there is water in the basement, it is highly recommended that the homeowner not go into those areas.  A professional restorer will shut down the electricity in that area prior to doing an inspection. If wires have been exposed, it may not be safe for anyone due to the risk of electrocution. Shutting down electricity also lowers the risk of a fire breaking out.

Dealing with flooding in the home can be an expensive, annoying experience. But with the help of a certified team of restoration professionals, a homeowner can get their home back to normal quickly, and with minimal damage to the room.

 

MORE TIPS FOR WATER DAMAGE

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

When water damage occurs, it is likely, your belongings will be damaged or ruined. First, you should organize your belongings and start clearing any small debris.  

People whose houses are going through water damage restoration need to be able to fully assess the value as well as the importance of each and every item on the house. Needless to say, when it comes to water damage restoration, where the majority (or practically all) of your belongings have been destroyed, you will have to make the difficult task of trying to figure out that items you would want to discard or keep. It is incredibly frustrating since you are most probably attached to your belongings but keeping things that are already beyond repair as well as may not have any use for you anymore is really impractical and will just cost you a lot of storage space once you start buying new things for you house as part of the water damage restoration program.

Foods that have already been soiled because of all that water should not be eaten anymore and must be properly disposed of. Broken tableware as well as mugs, glasses as well as other kitchen tools should also be discarded if they’re not fit to be used anymore. When it comes to water damage restoration, you should be extremely practical so as you will be able to quickly and effectively reorganize your life back to normal.

During water damage restoration you must absolutely remember to not try to operate any of your electrical appliances! The television, vacuums as well as all your other appliances need to be checked first by a professional technician before you are able to actually pick out the ones you still might be able to use and keep. It is extremely dangerous to also try to operate any of your electrical appliances while standing on a wet carpet or floors because you might just end up electrocuting yourself in the process.

Never try to dry off your house or building interiors with a blower or any heat inducing gadget. Instead of doing any water damage restoration to your house, it will only bring about mildew as well as even more moisture damage to your house, so control yourself from thinking that this is a good water damage restoration tactic.
Our trained SERVPRO technicians are here to help, let the professionals do the job the right way.

Neighborhood Dorseyville

9/9/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wexford is your water Damage Professionals proudly serving the North Hills neighborhood of Dorseyville, Allegheny County in Western Pa. 15051.

Anytime you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is critical. Our SERVPRO Franchise Professionals will respond immediately and use our advanced equipment and techniques to remove the water quickly. We will closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and thoroughly.

Neighborhood Bell Acres

8/29/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Wexford is your water Damage Professionals proudly serving the North Hills neighborhood of Bell Acres, Allegheny County in Western Pa. 15222

Water damage can be tough to deal with. Water seeps into structural cavities where it can be trapped.  The detection of water in these areas can sometimes only be discovered with moisture detection meters. If undetected, moisture will continue to cause damage. This in turn, will cause odors. Further damage will occur when materials delaminate, shrink, split and deteriorate causing costly repairs.

SERVPRO technicians have the skills and equipment to dry a home or facility back to pre-loss conditions. With fast response times and careful monitoring of water damage, mold and other issues can be prevented. Water damage that has been present too long, will cause mold.