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Emergency Water Extraction

6/20/2019 (Permalink)

Our procees to extract water is to remove as much water as possible. It can be done on carpets and bare floors alike. This is done with our specialized extraction equipment.

Carpet is lifted to see what type of flooring is underneath. Carpet is checked for delamination, vivible signs of mold and mildew, etc. In some cases, carpet will need to be removed.

Carpet pad acts like a sponge and will hold water. If the pad has been exposed to excess water, it is necessary to remove it to protect the subflooring and speed up the drying process.

Any refuse items will be removed and disposed of properly.

Special drying equipment is used to dry your home. The purpose of this equipment is to remove moisture and bring the relative humidity levels back to normal. It is very important to keep the equipment running, unless a safety issues arises. Excessive amounts of moisture can still be present, even whaen the visible surfaces appear to be dry. This can cause mold growth or other damage. We will monitor the moisture in the wet materials to be sure it is dry.

The furniture will be moved and blocked, we do this to protect carpet and furnishings within the affected area.

Conditions In Wexford Might Be Right For Mold

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

It is estimated that more than 1 million types of mold currently exist, but less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means that mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause serious health effects for some people.

If the right conditions exist, mold will grow.  Some of those conditions are:

•Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.  
•Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
•Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.

Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof and chimney leaks, wet basements, and condensation from ducts that dampen the surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a good environment for mold growth.

If you suspect there is mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Wexford to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold, call us today at: 724-933-7875

Here is what to do:

•Stay out of affected areas.
•Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
•Contact SERVPRO of Wexford for mold remediation services.

Wexford Smoke and Soot Cleanup

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing extensive hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action. 

Smoke and soot facts:
•Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
•Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
•The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.

Different Types of Smoke

Smoke is broken down into two areas, which are smoke wet and dry. Because of this, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before the restoration process, SERVPRO of Wexford will test the soot and determine which type of smoke damage has occurred. Our plan of action is based on the information we obtain during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber
•Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.

Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood
•Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.

Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire
•Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor.

Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – 724-933-7875

Storms

6/17/2019 (Permalink)

Storms can be very scary and inconvenient, particularly when you lose electrical power during or after one passes through. Suddenly, you have lost all access to important things like lights, internet, ovens, and temperature control.

Losing power can also be dangerous, especially when it happens during the night, or if you have someone who needs an electronically-powered devices for medical reasons. It is important to prepare for power outages before they happen, so you will be ready and have a good plan of action.

Fire Smoke Damage Restoration

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

If you are dealing with fire damage the experienced team at SERVPRO of Wexford is ready to respond. We are locally owned and operated, our highly trained team is ready for all types of fire damage and are able to respond quickly. Our immediate action and fast response can limit the extent of the damage, prevent further damage and reduce restoration costs. We have the specialized equipment and resources necessary to handle the job, large or small, day or night.

We are available 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week to assist your emergency situation.

Flooding in Pine Richland areas

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding in Pine Richland areas Basement Flood

May 28, 2019 - Torrential downpours, flooding in many parts of Pine and Richland Townships. Here is one of the flooded basements that we were called out to. We quickly cleaned, placed the necessary equipment and dried the affected area.

SERVPRO of Wexford 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO of Wexford 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service SERVPRO of WEXFORD provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service in Allegheny County and surrounding areas.

SERVPRO of WEXFORD is always available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is very important. Even a delay of just a few hours, can greatly increase the severity of your water damage.

We Answer the Phone and are Always Ready to Help


Call Today - 724-933-7875


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

Here is What to Expect:

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

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions, including:

•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)?

Wexford Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:
•Stay out of affected areas.
•Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
•Contact SERVPRO of Wexford for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:
•Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
•Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
•Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
•Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Wexford specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 724-933-7875

Frozen Pipes

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Extreme cold weather can cause pipes to freeze and burst. In general, pipes are more likely to freeze when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The resulting water damage can be extensive. Outdoor pipes and pipes in unheated areas of the home can freeze if they are not properly insulated or if temperatures are severely cold. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals can quickly and safely repair water damage caused by frozen pipes.

Outdoor pipes most likely to freeze include:
-Outdoor hose bibs
-Swimming pool supply lines
-Water sprinkler lines

Pipes in unheated or partially heated areas are also at risk of freezing, including:
-Basements
-Crawl spaces
-Garages

Winter Tips from The American Red Cross:

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.

Emergency Water Damage Tips and Services

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Emergency Water Damage Tips

  • Shut off the water source if possible.

  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.

  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.

  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks under furniture legs.

  • Hang furs and leather goods separately at room temperature.

  • Remove Oriental or other colored rugs from wet carpeting.

  • Do not use a regular vacuum to remove water.

  • Do not turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet, and keep out of areas where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

  • Do not leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpeting.

Water Damage Services Include:

  • Emergency Response: Reduce Loss Severity/Pretesting for Restorability.

  • Contents Cleaning Specialists: On-Site or Move Out.

  • Structural Restoration Services.

  • Large Loss Completion with Trained Crew Leaders