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Your Belongings and Fire Damage

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Gold upholstered chair on fire SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle is dedicated to responding immediately to your Bear fire damage emergency.

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle  understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle specializes in restoring contents damaged by waterfire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition. We use several methods of cleaning your contents, including:

Dry Cleaning: Used for cleaning light residues or to pre-clean prior to wet cleaning.

Wet Cleaning: An effective cleaning method for removing moderate to heavy residues.

Spray and Wipe: Effective for items that can’t withstand wet cleaning.

Foam Cleaning: Used for upholstery fabrics that might shrink or bleed if wet cleaned.

Immersion Cleaning: Contents are dipped into a bath of the cleaning product.

Abrasive Cleaning: Involves agitation of the surface being cleaned.

Move-Outs/Pack-Outs

If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning due to fire damage, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can conduct an organized, efficient move-out of the affected area. Move-out will provide several benefits, including:

  • Protecting contents from further on-site damage
  • Protecting items from potential damage
  • A quicker remodeling process

When restoration is completed, we will work with you to coordinate the move-in according to your needs. The services offered upon move-in may depend on your insurance coverage.

Contents Claim Inventory Service

When a fire emergency strikes, the damage can often feel overwhelming. We can help ease the worry and confusion during the recovery process by offering our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), which provides a detailed and accurate list of your belongings. We take a room-by-room inventory of your contents, including digital photos, and in some instances, bar coding.

Document / Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including photographs, are damaged by water or fire, extreme caution should be taken to help ensure the fire damage does not destroy the document. Although some documents may not be restored to pre-fire damage condition, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can save a great deal and help minimize additional damage. 

Depending on the type of documents and the level of firesmoke, or soot damage, they have five options for the restoration of documents:

  • Air Drying
  • Dehumidification
  • Freezer Drying
  • Vacuum Freeze Drying
  • Vacuum Thermal Drying

Electronic Cleanup

Fire damaged electronics can present a serious hazard. Do not attempt to turn on or operate any electrical device that you suspect has been damaged by fire. Smoke residues can contain acids that corrode metal surfaces. If the residues are not removed, corrosion causes electronic failure in the device. We will coordinate the restoration of your electronics.

The key to restoring electronics is taking prompt action to prevent further damage. Electronics will be cleaned and inspected by a qualified electronics technician.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Today – (302) 392-6000

How to Winterize Your Home on a Budget

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

House and yard covered in snow When a winter storm hits your home, you need the company with storm damage experience and expertise.

Winterization is the process of preparing a home for the harsh conditions of winter. It is usually performed in the fall before snow and excessive cold have arrived.

Stay warm, save money and prevent damage to your home from the cold and snow with these simple winterization tips.

Clean Your Gutters

Clear leafs, tree branches and debris from your gutters. Failure to do so can result in leaks and the overflow of water whenever rain falls or snow melts. Making sure that water can flow freely through your gutters now will help prevent icicles and ice dams from forming later. 

The benefits of cleaning your gutters before winter will help you avoid the unfortunate event of your basement being flooded with water, rotted fascia boards, cracked walkways or patios and many other potential areas of damage.

Cost: Other than your sweat and time, free.

Winterize Your Pipes

When water freezes, it expands. So if the temperature of your pipes drops below 32 degrees, even for a short period, you run the risk of a pipe fracture or worse. Take precautions now to avoid a major water damage. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Also, pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.

Consider installing specific products made to insulate water pipes like a “pipe sleeve” or installing UL-listed “heat tape,” “heat cable,” or similar materials on exposed water pipes.

Cost: Pipe Sleeve $5 to $12 per sleeve; Insulation Tape $10 per pack;  Heat Cable $20 to $150 depending on length

Flush the Water Heater

Particles and sediment can collect over time in the bottom of your water heater, hindering the unit's efficiency. Flush the water through the drain valve to clear out the material and keep your heater functioning at its best. 

Cost: 100% free if you do it yourself!

Clockwise Ceiling Fans

Set your ceiling fans to move in a clockwise direction. The gentle updraft pushes warm air, which naturally rises to the ceiling, down along the walls and back to the floor. Homeowners who use ceiling fans during the winter can save as much as 15 percent on heating bills.

Cost: free if you have a fan.

Window Insulation Film

Window insulation film is a plastic film which can be applied to glass windows to reduce heat transfer. Window insulation film can keep up to 70% of heat from leaking out of the windows.

Cost: $5 to $15 per kit.

Weatherstripping

Place weatherstripping along doorjambs, and in the gaps between windows and sashes, to keep the chilly breezes out and the heat in. Weatherstripping can save you up to 20 percent on your heating bill. Choose a type of weatherstripping that will withstand the friction, weather, temperature changes, and wear and tear associated with its location. 

Cost: $5 to $10 per roll.

Draft Guards

In a drafty room, heat escapes under the door. A Draft Guard is a flexible, rubber strip that seals the gap at the bottom of the door to keep out drafts and prevent heat loss.

Cost: $10 to $20 or free if you place a rolled towel at the bottom of the door.  

Replace Filters

Well-oiled, clean HVAC machinery uses less energy and provides more effective heating and cooling than dirty equipment. A dirty filter will restrict airflow through the heating or cooling system.

Throughout the winter, evaluate the filters monthly and replace them if there's any accumulation of debris. Furnaces and heat pumps are operating constantly to stay ahead of the cold, circulating more air through the filter, leaving behind ample dust and debris to coat the filter. 

Cost: $20 to $35 for a pack of filters.

Fiberglass Insulation

Fiberglass insulation slows the spread of heat, cold, and sound in structures. The material does this by trapping pockets of air, keeping rooms warm in the winter. For maximum heat retention, pack fiberglass insulation around basement doors, windows in unused rooms, and window AC units. Make sure your attic floor is insulated to stop heat from escape through the attic as it rises! 

 Cost: around $25 per roll.

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat relieves homeowners of that responsibility, enabling them to configure a heating and cooling cycle that corresponds to their daily schedules. The US Department of Energy says you can save as much as 1% on your energy bill for every degree you lower your home's temperature during the winter. Install a programmable thermostat to save money by keeping the temp down when you're not at home. 

Cost: prices vary from basic versions $35 to $60 to smart-home options in the $100 to $200 range.

Caulking

Any remaining gaps in siding, windows, or doors can be filled with caulk. For extra drafty windows and doors, caulk the inside too, pulling off moldings to fill all gaps in the insulation. 

Cost: $10 for a caulk gun and less than $5 for a tube of caulk.

Chimney Balloon

A chimney balloon is a balloon made of special heat reactive, durable material. Its purpose is to block the opening of a chimney that is not in use. If you do not regularly use your fireplace, a chimney balloon is the ideal solution to stop chimney drafts and save energy.

Cost: $25 to $60 depending on the size of the balloon.

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

When you are dealing with winter storm and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Avoid A Water Damage In Your Commercial Property By Making Your Appliances A Priority

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

Appliances under an umbrella SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is ready to respond immediately and work quickly to clean or restore your business.

Leaking and blocked appliances may not seem like a top priority, but a small leak can quickly cause a great deal of damage to your business. Paying attention to your appliances—and keeping them up to date—can save you money in the long run and ensure your business avoids interruptions. Here are a few tips for making your appliances a priority:

Schedule Time Every Friday Afternoon

A small leak over a two-day weekend can create a large amount of damage, possibly even forcing you to temporarily close your business. Block out time every Friday afternoon to walk around your property and inspect your appliances. Make sure they’re hooked up to a water source, and check for any blockages or leaks.

Don't Procrastinate

When you discover a problem, have it fixed immediately. Replace a leaky hose, or call a plumber to clear the blockage in your drains or sinks before it causes damage to your property. Finding and fixing an issue early on will save you a lot of trouble, time, and money in your business.

Mark Your Calendar

Mark your calendar for all expiration dates and recommended replacement dates on the appliance parts and hoses. Check the owner’s manual for expiration and replacement time frames.

Have Water Damage Caused By An Appliance?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle 24/7 – (302) 392-6000

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle?

Because emergencies don’t keep regular business hours, neither do we – we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. The professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle have specialized in commercial water restoration for over 20 years. Our experience and expertise means you can minimize lost revenue and productivity and feel “Like it never even happened.”

Cooking Fire Safety Tips You Can Be Thankful For

11/19/2019 (Permalink)

Thanksgiving turkey on fire Cooking Fire Putting A Damper On Your Holiday Fun? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle – (302) 392-6000

Thanksgiving is the nation’s leading day for cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the number of cooking fires on Thanksgiving is three times as high as on any other day of the year.

In addition to the hazards posed by stovetops, turkey fryers and candles contribute to the elevated fire risk. When following a few basic precautions, preventing a cooking fires is simple. Remember, while you should always have a fire-extinguisher nearby and know how to use it, don’t delay calling 9-1-1. Ideally, use the extinguisher immediately, as someone else calls 9-1-1.

Stovetops and Ovens

It’s easy to become distracted when preparing several dishes at once while also trying to entertain guests. Cooking fires can easily be prevented by following a few simple precautions:

  • Clean your stove and oven. Remove food and grease buildup from burners, stovetop and oven.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stovetop.
  • Stay in the home when cooking a turkey, set a timer, and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove.
  • Have a flame-resistant oven mitt, potholder or lid nearby to smother any flames.
  • If you have an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the oven door closed.
  • Check to make sure your smoke alarms are working properly and have an escape plan that the entire family knows if there is a fire.

Turkey Fryers

Never use a turkey fryer indoors, in the garage or on a covered patio because of the fire hazard. Many turkey fires occur while the oil is being heated. Fryers can easily tip over, spilling scalding hot oil, leading to fires, burns or other injuries. Since most fryers do not have automatic thermostatic controls, oil may heat until it catches fire. The sides, lids, and handles get extremely hot and may cause burns.

Turkey Frying Safety Tips:

  • Read and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Completely thaw the turkey.
  • Do not overfill the fryer with oil. Before filling the fryer with oil, test it out with water. Place the turkey inside and then fill it with water until the bird is submerged. Mark the water line on the fryer so you will know how much oil to put in the fryer.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer.
  • Only use the oil recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Allow at least two feet of space between the liquid propane tank and the fryer burner.
  • Potholders or oven mitts should be well-insulated; wear safety goggles to protect eyes from oil splatter.
  • If oil begins to smoke, immediately turn OFF the gas supply.
  • Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby.
  • Never use water to extinguish a grease fire.

Candles

Candles are responsible for an estimated 15,600 residential fires a year, causing 150 deaths, 1,270 injuries, and $539 million in property damage. More than half of candle fires are a result of a candle being placed too close to flammable holiday decorations. Always keep children in mind when decorating.

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is here to minimize the effects of a fire on both your home and your life. Our certified professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with specialized equipment, expertise, and empathy to get you through this crisis.

‘Tis the Season – For Flu!

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Female holding a tissue to her nose with flu virus in the air SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s cleaning specialist shares commonsense precautions to help control spread of the flu virus

Commonsense Precautions to Help Control Spread of the Flu Virus

Flu season is here, and it’s often marked by the offers of free flu shots in neighborhood pharmacies and stores across the country. The cleaning pros at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle—experts in cleaning and sanitizing building materials, surfaces, and contents after fire, water, or natural disasters—remind New Castle County home and business owners how important it is to step-up routine cleaning efforts during this time of year. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the flu virus can remain viable on surfaces for up to 48 hours. Cleaning surfaces and objects that are frequently touched minimizes the likelihood of contacting the flu virus when you touch an infected surface.

According to the CDC, nearly 15% of the U.S. population suffered from the flu in 2018. More than 950,000 people were hospitalized and almost 80,000 people died from flu complications, making 2018 the most severe flu season since 2009.

As an emergency response company, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle understands the hidden danger of contaminated surfaces in a workplace or home. This time of year, the flu virus can be a hidden danger at home, at work, and in the community. It is a serious illness that should be taken seriously.

Protect Yourself From the Contracting the Flu

The CDC recommends the following to help protect yourself or your loved ones from contracting the flu.

  1. Get vaccinated. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccination as the first and most important protection against this serious virus.
  2. Thoroughly wash your hands (20 seconds or more with soap and water) or sanitize them frequently throughout the day, even if you are not infected, to help protect yourself and others.
  3. Beware of frequently touched surfaces, like handrails and doorknobs. Keep them clean at home using a bleach and water solution and clean your hands as soon as possible if you must touch them in public.

Control the Spread of the Flu

If you or a family member comes down with the flu despite these precautions, keep in mind the flu spreads primarily through droplets from a sick person when they cough, sneeze, or talk. With that in mind, the CDC offers the following guidelines to help control the spread of the disease:

  1. Stay home and keep your distance. Infected droplets from a sick person’s nose or mouth can travel up to six feet and land in the noses and mouths of people nearby, exposing them to the illness.
  2. Wait until you are fever free – without medications – for at least 24 hours before returning to school, work, or normal activities.
  3. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue, your sleeve, or your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue and clean your hands with soap or a sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol.

There is no such thing as a foolproof flu protection plan but frequent hand-washing and conscientious cleaning practices at home, work, and in the community are precautions everyone can practice to help keep them and their loved ones healthy.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe homes and offices. We specialize in disaster restoration, residential, and commercial deep cleaning, and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened.” For more information on SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s cleaning services, please contact us at (302) 392-6000

The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan

11/11/2019 (Permalink)

Business man SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial storm or water damage emergencies.

Storm damage can wreak havoc on your business. Not only can it result in extensive and expensive property damage, but it can also disrupt your operations, especially if all or part of your building is rendered unsafe post-flood, Your customers may turn to competitors to fulfill the needs you used to satisfy. Your profits may plummet.  

While you can’t control Mother Nature—or the damage your building may sustain—you can reduce the financial impact a flood or storm has on your business. Of course, you may have insurance to cover property damage and lost equipment, but insurance does not cover lost profits or replace lost customers. Keeping customers and ensuring ongoing profit is up to you.

Be proactive by following these simple steps before a disaster strikes:

  • Perform a business impact analysis. Identify critical business functions and processes, and make note of the resources necessary to support them.
  • Put together a business continuity team. People are your most valuable resources. For your continuity plan to be successful, you must have the right people to carry it out. Select members of your team who are most likely to successfully manage a business disruption.
  • Train your team. You never know how people will react in the face of disaster. The best way to prepare everyone for a hiccup is to train them for one.

Talk to your storm damage remediation team at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle about any other considerations you might need when creating your plan.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

When it comes to commercial and residential restoration services, SERVPRO is a leader in the industry. Available 24 hours a day and seven days a week, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle responds quickly to your business’s fire, water, and mold damage emergencies. No commercial project is too big, because we have access to the resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 Franchises.

Cleaning Tips to Help Prepare Your Commercial Property for the Upcoming Winter

11/8/2019 (Permalink)

Cleaning in progress sign Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Bear/Castle

It’s the perfect time to make a cleaning and maintenance plans for this fall and the coming winter. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle offers the following commercial property cleaning tips to help make the seasonal transition as complete and easy as possible. 

Clean & Recoat Hard Flooring

Floors take a beating during adverse weather conditions. Scrub hard flooring, especially entry floors, to remove soils and recoat to give the floor added protection. Know product specifications: Some floor care chemicals, as an example, are best applied at certain temperature ranges.

Repair Floor Defects

Repairing floor defects will prevent soils and ice melt from becoming trapped in chips, cracks, crevices, etc.

Carpet Cleaning

Many facilities delay cleaning carpets before and during the winter months. This can be a mistake as the carpets can become saturated with contaminants and impact indoor environmental quality. 

Restrooms

Cleaning professionals often develop cleaning habits, especially in restrooms. Seasonal transitions call for taking a fresh look at restroom cleaning procedures and adopting some new technologies, products and methods where appropriate.

Floor Mats

Install 15 feet of matting inside each entrance to capture ice melt, salt and sand before it is tracked throughout the facility.

Air Ducts & HVAC Cleaning

Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality. Make it a priority to inspect and clean the ductwork of your commercial property.

HEPA Filters

An easy way to remember when to clean or change HEPA filters is by changing them when Daylight Savings Time begins and ends.

Commercial Cleaning Professionals

While all the above are useful tips in keeping your office or commercial building clean and tidy they can take up valuable time you simply aren’t able to fit into your working day. Hiring the commercial cleaning professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle ensures you can concentrate on more pressing matters, yet still boast a clean, clutter free office space.

For More Information on Commercial Cleaning Services, Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Why SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, you can rely on SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle to make your workspace look its very best.

Stabilizing Your Warehouse After A Water Damage

11/5/2019 (Permalink)

Warehouse with boxes of inventory on shelves SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle can respond immediately to your commercial water damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage.

Warehouse owners know all too well the risk of water damage to their premises. Water that enters a storage area might damage both the facility itself and everything stored inside. Concerns about water damage are justified no matter what kind of warehouse you run—and it is even more worrying if you happen to store food, flowers, or anything else requiring climate control.  

Commercial Water Restoration Process

 The first thing to do after a leak or flood in your warehouse is to call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle for water removal services. Our expert team will arrive ready to remove all the water using a combination of freestanding, truck-mounted, and submersible pumps. However, water removal is only the first step in remediating the situation. Our overall aim is to restore your warehouse “Like it never even happened.”  We understand the importance of optimum conditions within your premises, such as temperature and humidity. That is why our IICRC-certified technicians pay close attention to measuring moisture and humidity and devising an appropriate drying plan.  We equip our teams with a range of perfectly calibrated instruments, including thermo-hygrometers, moisture meters and probes, and thermal imaging software. Thermo-hygrometers measure the humidity in the air, i.e. the amount of moisture the air is holding. We also use moisture meters and probes to measure the moisture content of particular parts of the warehouse, such as the walls, storage units, or under the floor. Finally, thermal imaging techniques allow us to see hidden patches of moisture that are invisible to the naked eye.  Once we clearly understand the situation, we devise a drying plan to restore your warehouse to the best temperature and humidity levels. Our experienced team is well versed in calculating the correct number and placement of dehumidifiers and air movers for maximum effect.  Stabilizing the conditions in your warehouse is a vital part of recovery after water removal, and you can count on SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle to get the job done right. Protecting your property is our highest priority. 

Water Damage or Flooding In Your Warehouse? Call Us Today (302) 392-6000

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

The professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle have specialized in commercial water restoration for over 20 years. Our highly trained professionals use only state-of-the-art equipment and document every step of the drying process, ensuring the job is done correctly from the initial phone call to the final bill.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. Whether your water emergency occurs in a small office building or big box store, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. When it comes to your business, time is money.

Restoration Process for Water Damaged Carpets

11/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water damaged carpet When your home or commercial property has water damage from flooding or leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

Water Damaged Carpets

Flooding and water damage can cause immense damage to carpeting, including color bleed, warping, fraying of materials, corrosion and mold growth. To effectively mitigate and repair the effects of water in carpets, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s highly trained technicians will use advanced technology and techniques.


Water Extraction & Drying

The water removal process and the drying process are the most important steps to stopping and removing the effects of water damage to your carpeting. While water remains in the carpet, it can continue to cause damage and wreak havoc on the home. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle uses heavy water extraction pumps and directed air movers to eliminate all traces of moisture in the area.


Restoration

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle makes every effort to save your carpet. Our policy of "restoration before replacement" saves our customers, on average, hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars during the water damage restoration process.

Replacement

The carpet may be so thoroughly damaged that restoration is not a viable option. In this case, we can consult both you and the insurance adjuster to find and install suitable replacement carpeting. While some scenarios may necessitate removal of an entire room's carpet, we more commonly replace only a section of the carpet, seamlessly blending new and restored materials.

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Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

The past few decades has seen a rapid advancement in the technology and techniques used in the restoration industry. These advancements allow SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

Washing Machine Water Damage

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

front loading washing machine with soapy water leaking from the front If you are in need of water damage repair or restoration, contact SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle to make it “Like it never even happened."

Washing Machines Are One of the Most Common Sources of Water Damage in the Home

The national average claim for water damage caused by a washing machine is over $5,000. Understanding your wash machine’s functions, possible risks and preventative maintenance required is key to avoiding a costly water damage.

Common Causes of Washing Machine Water Damage

Supply Hose

  • Inspect the hoses for cracks, holes, pinches and worn out gaskets.
  • Verify the hoses are connected tightly at both sides of the intake water lines.
  • Replace hoses after 5 years.
  • Water damage caused by intake water lines contain very few biological contaminants and is a category 1 water damage.

Drainage

  • Verify the drain hose is properly secured to the back of the machine and to the utility sink or standpipe.
  • Inspect drain hose for clogs.
  • Standpipes drain directly into the sewer. A sewage back can cause a category 3 water damage.

Overloading

  • Review user’s guide for load limit to avoid overloading
  • Internal leaks are considered a category 2 water damage, due to the exposure of water that contacts detergent and machine parts.

Does Insurance Cover Washing Machine Water Damage?

If your washing machine caused water damage, your homeowners insurance will typically cover the cost to repair your home. However, it will not cover the costs to repair or replace the washing machine.

Have Water Damage?
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Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

When your home has water damage from washing machine leaks, we have the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. Our experience and scientific approach to water removal and water cleanup enable us to properly dry and restore your property.