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STORM Team Response in the United States

1/20/2020 (Permalink)

photo of hurricane on satellite radar When a large loss event occurs anywhere in the country SERVPRO STORM teams are activated and mobilized.

How does a Hurricane affect the residents of North Western PA? Well, when a large loss event occurs anywhere in the country, SERVPRO STORM teams are activated and mobilized. The team at SERVPRO of Lawrence County is part of a network of strategically positioned Storm Teams who are on standby in the event of an emergency anywhere at any time.


This coordinated effort accelerates the timeline that communities are restored to their preloss condition. With a decreased wait time, the likelihood of secondary damage is also reduced.

As an independently owned and operated franchise in Lawrence County, we know the impact disaster can have on business interruptions. Our goal is to reduce the impact of disaster and restore any community, business, home “Like it never even happened.”

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Are you READY for Whatever May Happen?

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

brick residence with smoke and soot coming from the roof If your home or business is under the threat of fire or smoke damage, call us today at 724-498-4747. We can make any damage and smoke odor, “Like it n

Your smoke detector goes off in your West Pittsburgh home and you realize THIS is real.

A FIRE is happening in your home. What’s the first thing you do in response? Call 911? Evacuate your family? In which order?

Without a plan these simple steps can cause panic, worry, and simply make you feel overwhelmed. As a premier provider of fire restoration services, SERVPRO of Lawrence County wants you to be READY for whatever happens.

Quite often we have been called to a home or business that could have incurred less damage with a proper disaster relief plan in place. A disaster relief plan saves you time and money by providing an action plan during a potentially stressful time and mitigating the extent of damage with the correct response.

For information on what types of things to consider when designing a disaster plan for your home or business, visit the National Fire Protection Association website here. You will find tips, practices, and worksheets to help you stay prepare for the unexpected.

If your home or business is under the threat of fire, smoke or soot damage, call us today at 724-498-4747. We can make any damage and smoke odor, “Like it never even happened.”

Post Construction Clean Up

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

floor with dust built up and push broom in background to sweep it up Whether it is fire or water, or post construction clean up SERVPRO is your one stop shop for all your restoration and cleaning needs. You can reach us

One of the many services that SERVPRO offers includes post construction clean up. SERVPRO recommends that when a new building is under construction or an office is remodeled, post construction cleaning is to be done before the grand opening.

This means a thorough room by room inspection of the facility should to be done. After the inspection a scope of work needs to be made so that when opening day comes the business is pristine and ready for customers, clients and employees.

SERVPRO’S post construction cleaning includes,  but is not limited to the following:

  1. Removal of debris and dirt from floors before carpet or flooring is laid
  2. Dehumidification and drying if needed
  3. Ceilings, walls and fixtures dusted and cleaned
  4. Carpets vacuumed and floors swept
  5. Air duct cleaning
  6. Windows cleaned inside and out
  7. ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) prepared for your business 'free of charge' to keep your new facility ready in case of any disaster

Whether it is fire or water damage, or post construction clean up, SERVPRO of Lawrence County is your one stop shop for all your restoration and cleaning needs. You can reach us at 724-498-4747 

Emergency Preparedness Planning

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

black graphic with servpro logo and emergency preparedness in text below logo If your property incurs damage of any kind and your need mitigation services call us immediately at 724-498-4747 – we are always here to help!

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

– Unknown

In the event of an emergency, are you prepared to respond? Survive? With the new year upon us, NOW is a good time to devise your Emergency Ready Profile with SEREVPRO of Lawrence County.

By failing to plan and prepare for emergencies, be prepared to panic if they occur. The first step in preparing for an disaster/emergency is to assemble a supply kit. If you are unsure of what to include in your kit, please refer to the list below.

A well-equipped disaster supply kit should include:

  1. Water – a large enough supply to provide each person with one gallon a day (for drinking and sanitation)
  2. Food – you should have enough non-perishable or canned food to last 3-7 days and a non-electric can opener with paper utensils
  3. First Aid kit – this should include antiseptics and bandages
  4. Clothing – if you are working or cleaning you may prefer pants, long sleeves and closed toe shoes to protect your skin
  5. Flashlight with extra batteries – alternatively, oil lanterns can also provide a source of light
  6. Pet car items (if applicable)

These items do not complete the list of disaster necessities, but they are a start. Ultimately, having a plan that can help you better protect your family in an emergency or disaster is most important.

If you would like a full list of items to include in your personal disaster readiness kit, please refer to Ready.gov’s website here.

A SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile of your property can be instrumental in implementing a quick response from SERVPRO of Lawrence County. For damages of any kind, our service crews are ready. Call us immediately at 724-498-4747, we are always here to help!

Ready for Whatever Happens

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

ready for whatever happen graphic with servpro logo under text Whether it’s a large restaurant with smoke damage throughout or a sprinkler system going off in a hotel. SERVPRO is ready.

Ready for whatever happens is a trademark of SERVPRO’S. This means that we are ready for any size disaster that may come our way. Whether it’s a large restaurant with smoke damage throughout or a sprinkler system going off in a hotel. SERVPRO is ready.

How is SERVPRO ready?

We are ready with over 1500 air movers, 500 dehumidifiers, 100 air scrubbers 25 vehicles and 100 employees to take care of whatever happens. We also have access to SERVPRO Corporate. With one phone call, we can have access to additional equipment and people, if needed.

If a commercial building needs immediate service, we have a semi-trailer full of equipment that can be hauled right to the job site and unloaded. Knowing SERVPRO can handle any size disaster brings confidence and trust to business owners and facility managers. 

So, when we say SERVPRO is ready for whatever happens we mean READY. Call us today if your property needs professional mitigation or restoration services. We are here to help!

Water Damage Timeline

12/23/2019 (Permalink)

soiled hallway in background with text on top, "Your problem, our solution" under the SERVPRO logo With each passing hour, the damage caused by the water increases in cost and scope.

When your Lawrence County home or business gets flooded or incurs any kind of water damage, a quick response is the key to recovery. Did you know that with every few hours that water damage goes unaddressed, the more expensive and extensive the damage can be. At SERVPRO of Lawrence County we want you to be informed as a property owner, so you know exactly how and when to response if water damage threatens your New Wilmington or West Pittsburgh home or business.

TIMELINE:

  • Within minutes – the water is absorbed into drywall, upholstery, and personal belongings
  • Within 1-2 hours – drywall swells, metal surfaces tarnish, and furniture begins to mold
  • Within 48 hours – mold grows, door and furniture begin to warp
  • Within 1 week – structural safety becomes dangerous, mold growth continues, and bio-hazard contaminants pose serious health risks

With each passing hour, the damage caused by the water increases in cost and scope. So, if your home or business ever incurs water damage of any kind, of any size – call us immediately. We are available 24/7, 365 for your Lawrence County water mitigation services. Call us today at 724-498-4747.

Restored Belongings

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

photo of esporta washing machine Restoring your property and your peace after a disaster is our priority.

One of the scariest things about facing a fire is the idea of losing not only your house, but the belongings that it makes it home. At SERVPRO of Lawrence County we understand how disruptive an unexpected disaster like a fire can be and we try our very best to restore your peace and property as soon as possible. One way we can restore your peace is by caring for your belongings after a fire.


We have state of the art equipment with the power to restore rather replace your belongings. 

How do you restore belongings after a disaster?

The Esporta Wash System is a next generation washing system with patented restoration technology. This machine has the power to restore soft contents to food grade clean by removing 99% of the organic and inorganic contaminants.

What kind of damages does the Esporta Wash System remove?         

The Esporta Wash System can restore belongings that have been affected by:

  • Contaminated water and sewage
  • Heavy smoke and soot
  • Mold
  • Bio waste contaminated goods

Restoring your property and your peace after a disaster is our priority. We have the equipment, training, and team to make damage of any kind or size, “Like it never even happened.”

Mold Mitigation Services

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

mold spores across the top wall in a living room If you suspect that mold is present in your home or business call us today and we will conduct a professional mold test and begin the remediation proc

Did you know… SERVPRO of Lawrence County offers professional mold mitigation services! THAT’S RIGHT, from testing to remediation – we are the call to make!

What is mold?

Mold is a fungus that grows both indoors and outdoors with the help of moisture and humid conditions. It spreads and reproduces by makes spores or tiny, microscopic organism.

How do you identify mold?

Mold could be present anywhere but there are specific characteristics that point to a potential mold breeding ground such as:

  1. The presence of visible mold
  2. Strong musty odors
  3. Evidence of past moisture problems
  4. Excessive humidity

Should you find mold in your property, mold removal and remediation can help eliminate a potentially dangerous situation. Our team of highly trained technicians will assess, test, and remediate any mold present. Additionally, our process will reduce the potential for future mold growth.

If you suspect that mold is present in your home or business call us today and we will conduct a professional mold test and begin the remediation process.  We will help make your residential or commercial mold problem, “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Cleaning Contracts in Neshannock PA

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

cartoon graphic of clean with cleaning products like a mop and broom surrounding the word We offer commercial cleaning services that will help you and your employees achieve maximum productivity with a fresh work space and mind.

Did you know… having a clean work space can promote productivity. As a premier leader in cleanup and restoration we personally know the value of a clean work space. Do you?

Tidy work spaces transform the dynamic of working and here’s how:

  1. Increased focus – a cluttered space = a cluttered mind. Having a clear space increases the focus on the task at hand and helps keep distractions out of the way.
  2. Safety & Health – illness and the spread of germs can negatively impact productivity by limiting the time spent working.
  3. Reduced Stress – messy work spaces can cause stress and overwhelming

If you are not proud of your work space or if any of these concerns are impacting your productivity at work, SERVPRO is here to help! We offer commercial cleaning services that will help you and your employees achieve maximum productivity with a fresh work space and mind. If you are interested in scheduling a weekly office cleaning or factory cleaning give us a call today at 724-498-4747.

Three Types of Water Damage

11/25/2019 (Permalink)

water background with "Water categories" in text overtop If sewage, flooding, bursting pipes pose a threat to your Lawrence County property, call us today at 724-498-4747. We are available 24/7, 365!

Most property owners are unfamiliar with water damage until it strikes in their home or business. At SERVPRO of Lawrence County we have helped countless residents and business owners restore their property from all levels of water damage. Yes, there are levels to water damage. In fact, there are THREE different types of water damage.

TYPES OF WATER DAMAGE

  1. Clean water – this type of water as the name suggests, is clean. By clean, we mean it doesn’t have contaminants or bacteria.
  • Sources: broken water lines, malfunctioning appliances, toilet holding tanks, melted snow, and rainwater
  1. Gray Water – this type of water may cause health risks as it potentially contains chemical or biological contaminants.
  • Sources: dishwasher discharge, washing machines, sinks, showers, waterbeds
  1. Black water – this type of water is sure to pose a health risk as it contains MULTIPLE potentially harmful contaminants.
  • Sources:  floodwater containing soil and sewage water, seawater, ground surface water

The first thing our team of highly trained technicians will do when called to your water damage or storm damage call is access the source and type of water damage. This is a particularly crucial step to returning your property to a preloss condition as it will determine our approach and equipment requirements.

If sewage, flooding, bursting pipes pose a threat to your Lawrence County property, call us today at 724-498-4747. We are available 24/7, 365!