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Why Your Home Should Not Have a Wet Basement for Long

4/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Your Home Should Not Have a Wet Basement for Long When failed construction leads to a wet basement, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle to extract the water and moisture.

Repair Water-Damaged Areas in Your Basement Without Delay

Do you have a wet basement? Even if you don’t know the root of the problem, you should take action now. This is a situation you’ll want to resolve right away to prevent even more serious, ongoing damage.

Often, a wet basement indicates a failure of your foundation. When your foundation begins to waiver in its duties of keeping moisture and water on the outside of your home, it rarely happens all at once. With the appropriate tools and experienced eyes, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle's team of restoration specialists can identify and repair these vulnerable spots before further degradation occurs.

The scope of service depends on the products and procedures needed to rectify the problem. Simply applying a waterproofing formulation or even trenching along the exterior perimeter to control French drains and tiles may be in order. Hydrostatic concrete is also in our arsenal of products. Vapor barriers form an integral factor in the prevention of water seepage.
 
Additionally, your wet basement can allow for mold growth. With naturally occurring mold spores in the air, warm air and moisture are the only elements required for these spores to seat themselves on surfaces and form colonies. Resolving dampness through SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle's dehumidification and drying processes can eliminate the components that encourage fungal growth. 
 
From the moment our restoration specialists arrive at your home, we locate the source of the moisture, assess the full scope of the damage, and map out a restoration plan. While a wet basement might not seem like a huge problem, it could lead to much more disastrous results if it is not resolved immediately. Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle today at (302) 392-6000.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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How Water Cleanup Works In Your Home

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Cleanup Works In Your Home A quick response time is crucial to homes needing water cleanup.

Water damage is a distressing situation, and your response time is crucial. When water leaks, it can carry bacteria, sewage, and grime into your home, staining furniture, carpets, walls, and floors. The quicker we respond to the situation, the less likely that permanent damage will occur. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has a crew of highly trained technicians who can be onsite within four hours.

Inspection and Water Damage Assessment

When a qualified water technician arrives on site, he or she can assess any immediate danger and mitigate loss. This includes finding the water source, cordoning off areas of danger, and removing furniture and possessions.

In our 40 years of experience, our experts have found that communication is key to the job. A SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle professional can provide you with a detailed, step-by-step explanation of the process as well as the likely outcome of each step. If you know of any preexisting conditions or materials that could be a problem, like asbestos, you need to let our team know.

Water Removal and Drying/Dehumidification

Once we are both satisfied, we begin by extracting water. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can use powerful submersible gas pumps to extract pooling water. In less extreme cases, we can use industrial wet/dry vacuums to bring moisture out of carpeted floors. How long the initial drying process takes depends on the size of the affected area and the extent of damage, which is measured using moisture meters.

Cleaning, Sanitizing and Restoration

With the initial phase complete, we can begin the restoration process. Carpets can be removed to clean and dry both sides, reducing the possibility of mold growth after the event. Items can be treated with sanitizer, dried, deodorized, and returned to their original place. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle always looks to mitigate loss, but in some cases, some items may be beyond repair.

A full explanation can be given during the final walk around to show you where work has been done and areas where replacements are necessary. We then clear away our tools, remove any barriers placed in affected areas, and leave you with a clean, water-free home.



If you have a water emergency in your home, your first call should be to your insurance company. The second should be to SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle. Call us at (302) 392-6000.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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8 Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage 8 Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage Have Water or Flood Damage? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

How much does water damage restoration cost? 

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle provides an initial consultation/estimate. We base our quote on this consultation. This professional estimate is determined by the size of the affected area, equipment required, building materials that may need to be removed, and how much containment we may need to set up.

 

Can you communicate directly with my insurance company?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is happy to help you; we’ll simply need your claim number and the name of your insurance company. We can then directly deal with your insurer, releasing you from undue worry. You are responsible for the deductible and a deposit if no coverage is available. 



What product sanitizes the affected areas after a water loss?

We use SERVPRO's proprietary decontamination products on affected areas to reduce the likelihood of mold growth. The primary decontaminant product is SERVPRO Oxide, an EPA-registered, chlorine dioxide-based disinfectant and stabilizer. This product requires no personal protective equipment during application, is safe for use on all surfaces, and is safe for humans and pets.



May I stay in my home during the drying process?

The answer is “yes” if your home is safe. Much depends on the severity of the damage. If your residence is deemed unsafe, we can ask your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. You may also wish to stay away from your home—at least during sleeping hours—if you feel the drying equipment is too noisy, as it must run continuously for several days during the dry-down period.



How fast can the SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle crew get to my home?

Our average time is within 2 hours after receiving the phone call. We can arrive on site to do emergency services and start the mitigation process right away. We just need a signed Service Authorization Form.



What is the drying process for water damage?

The drying process begins with the crew and homeowner first establishing the source of the water or leak and stopping it. The crew also checks for any electrical safety concerns. Our technicians can extract any standing water from the affected area and use moisture-detection and measuring equipment as well as psychrometrics to determine the moisture in the walls and the air. Then, we establish a drying plan to determine the best means of restoration. We deploy a variety of drying systems and equipment, including air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers, to thoroughly dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process typically takes 3-5 days to complete. 



Does all water damage cause mold?

Every water damage event presents an opportunity for mold or other microbial growth. The type of water (clean, gray, or black), severity, ambient temperature, and duration that moisture has been present all directly impact the amount and types of microbial growth species.



How soon can mold growth show up after water damage?

It varies depending upon the conditions, but in most cases, mold growth can be present within 72 hours of a water damage event. Quick response time is key to preventing the spread of mold and secondary water damage.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s goal is to ensure your family’s health and safety. Contact us today at (302) 392-6000.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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Restoration Process for Water Damaged Carpets

11/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Restoration Process for Water Damaged Carpets 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

Many types of flood and water damage can cause immense damage to carpeting, including color bleed, warping, mold growth, fraying of materials, corrosion, and other harmful processes. Resolving water damage in carpets is no easy task, and it’s one of the most involved processes for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s technicians. To effectively clean up and remove signs of water damage, we may need to bring out a full arsenal of machines and treatment plans. Here are some ways we mitigate and repair the effects of water in carpets.


Extraction And Drying

The first and arguably most important part of our work to remove the effects of water damage from carpeting. While water remains in the carpet, it can continue to cause damage and wreak havoc on the home. We use heavy water extraction pumps and directed air movers to eliminate all traces of moisture in the area before moving on to other restoration tasks.


Replacement

Sometimes, 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. Note that this may require some extra work such as fresh tack strips.


Restoration

Our primary course of action, however, is not replacement but restoration. We make every effort to save your carpet as we can, and in most cases, we can apply treatments and processes to prevent replacement. Our policy of "restoration before replacement" saves our customers, on average, hundreds or thousands of dollars over the course of our work on their properties.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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What To Do When Your Home Has A Wet Basement

10/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What To Do When Your Home Has A Wet Basement We are water damage specialists who get started promptly to get your property dry and back to pre-water-damage condition.

Your home might not be decades old, but it may have structural concerns that could cause future problems. Any home is only as good as the contractors who built it, and this goes down to each block that was laid to construct your basement walls and foundation. Small imperfections—or the lack of having full mortar joints—can cause water to eventually penetrate from the exterior into your basement. 
 
The trouble is, you may not even notice this happening when it first begins. The symptoms of failing waterproofing efforts and structural concerns of your foundation might only present themselves as some excess moisture in the air. This might not seem like a huge deal at first, but the problem can worsen over time, with several impending threats to you and your home. 
 
Wetness and warmer temperatures can combine with mold spores that naturally occur in the air to form fungal growths throughout your basement level. With the health effects that mold can cause to you and your family, this possible threat requires professional mold remediation services from certified and trusted professionals, such as our technicians at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle
 
In addition, cutting off the unwelcome water source should be a priority. Contact a professional basement waterproofing company that is equipped to handle the task. They may patch holes and cracks in your foundation with durable hydraulic cement or completely encapsulate crawl spaces that were allowing excess moisture and water to reach the walls of your foundation. They can also advise you of any negative grading or improper landscaping that’s causing the infiltration of water and moisture. A sump pump or dehumidifier may also help rectify current and potential water damaging conditions.
 
If your basement is unexplainably wet, call our SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle team of restoration specialists. We can help dry up your basement, prevent further damage, and ensure the safety of your family.

Have Water or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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When Pipes Cause Water Damage In New Castle County

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage When Pipes Cause Water Damage In New Castle County Have Water or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Today – (302) 392-6000

If you’ve ever experienced water damage from a burst pipe in your home, you probably understand how stressful it can be, not to mention how expensive. Damaged items must be replaced, insurance claims must be submitted, and your life is on hold until everything is resolved. In addition, mold and mildew may compound the problem if not treated immediately. Fortunately, the professional water damage experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle are available 24/7 to help you. 


Leaky Pipes

Pay close attention to leaky pipes and other plumbing problems that may create a constant source of moisture in your home. If you find a leaky pipe, get it repaired immediately. But don’t try to evaluate or diagnose the moisture problem yourself. Leave that to the professionals.


Preventing Structural Damage

When it comes to water damage, never procrastinate. It can easily lead to structural damage, and structural damage will only get worse if ignored. That’s why you should have a qualified contractor accurately assess the situation.


Mold Hazards

Mold is often considered the worst type of property damage.  The presence of mildew or mold damage can result in serious health problems for anyone residing in the home. The cellulose used to manufacture drywall is a favorite location for mold spores to proliferate. You should look for mold and mildew on a regular basis in areas that are typically damp, such as laundry rooms and basements. If you detect a water moisture problem, a mold inspection should be completed immediately.


Additional Considerations

Attempting to deal with water damage from a burst pipe without professional assistance is unwise. Few homeowners have the skills to repair such damage on their own. If you attempt to do so, you may inadvertently make the problem worse, leading to expensive repairs. It is best to hire a water remediation company experienced in a broad range of moisture problems, as they can provide services such as mold remediationcarpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning, and water removal. An experienced company will provide a complete evaluation of the water damage, including a monetary estimate for the necessary repairs. Before hiring a water damage restoration company, ask if the company’s technicians are certified in water damage restoration. Your home is your major investment; addressing water and moisture problems in a timely manner should be your top priority. 

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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How Water Damage Affects Your Home

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Affects Your Home Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle (302) 392-6000

Flooding, plumbing leaks, and water damage can happen at any time. Internal and external forces can harm valuable items, carpets, furnishings and structural components. Even in a well-maintained building, pipes can break, toilets can overflow, and water can seep behind walls and under floors. Waterlines for refrigerators often create concealed leaks that go unnoticed until mold and mildew have accumulated behind the appliance. The same is true for washing machine hoses that have cracked or become clogged. Water damage can also occur after a violent storm, a flood, or several days of steady rain. Basements and lower levels are especially prone to this type of damage.



Water Damage Statistics

Any type of leak can cause property damage and create safety and health concerns. It's easy to think that water damage or storm damage won't happen to you, but statistics say otherwise. Water damage is among the most common causes of property insurance claims. One in every 55 homes will have a water-related property damage claim this year. While you cannot stop a storm, you can follow these steps to prevent water damage.


Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are susceptible to water damage due to the amount of plumbing in these areas. Fix leaking or dripping pipes promptly, and be aware of elevated humidity levels that could indicate an underlying plumbing problem. Maintain caulk around showers and bathtubs. Water that passes through gaps can penetrate walls and subfloors. If this sealant has cracked or separated, have it repaired. You can probably complete that task yourself.


Appliances

Inspect waterlines for appliances at least once per year. If hoses are brittle, cracked or crimped, replace them before they fail. Turn off the water supply for all appliances before traveling out of town. Pay special attention to hoses for washing machines, refrigerators, and ice makers. Since washing machines have inlet hoses and drains, they are especially prone to leaks.


Protecting Pipes

Protect plumbing from freezing by insulating pipes that travel along exterior walls or through unheated crawlspaces. On cold nights, open cupboard doors, and let faucets drip. Before winter, drain all watering hoses, and turn off valves for exterior faucets. If a pipe does freeze, don't thaw it too quickly. That's how pipes burst. To protect your plumbing, never set the thermostat below 55 degrees. If an emergency does occur, follow these steps.

•Turn off the water supply immediately. Call your utility company if necessary.

• Use mops and towels to remove as much water as possible.

• Turn on fans, dehumidifiers, or air conditioners to remove excess moisture.

• Use wood blocks or tinfoil to elevate furniture from wet surfaces.

• Remove area rugs, table lamps, and colored items to prevent staining and to help dry the underlying surface.

• Place wet sofa cushions and upholstered items on end for faster drying.

• Never use ceiling lights, TVs, or appliances in waterlogged areas.

• Remove books, magazines, and items that may bleed or stain.

• Stay out of areas where ceilings are sagging.


By taking preventive measures, you can minimize the likelihood of water damage affecting your home. If you do experience water damage at your home or business, respond quickly, and call a professional to handle the situation.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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Maintaining Your Water Heater Could Prevent A Water Damage

10/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Maintaining Your Water Heater Could Prevent A Water Damage If a leaking water heater causes water damage in your home, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle (302) 392-6000

Maintaining your home’s water heater can extend its life and help it work efficiently. One way to ensure it runs at peak performance is to flush it out. This process cleans away sediment that collects inside the water tank and can be performed in a few simple steps. 


Cut the Power

It is vital to your safety that you turn off the power to your water tank before performing the flush. Turn off the circuits to the room where you have your heater, or snuff out the pilot light. While the tank cools, you can collect a few tools you will need to complete the flush, including rubber gloves, a garden hose, and a screwdriver. 


Connect the Hose 

Locate the drain valve on your water heater and connect one end of the hose there. Remember to wear the gloves. Set the other end of the hose into a large bucket or drainage ditch outside to collect the excess water and sediment. Once the hose is secure, turn the valve back on and allow the water to drain. 


Perform the Flush Several Times

Once the water drains for a minute, go to the kitchen and run the hot water faucet for a few moments to help the tank empty. Then you can close the water supply valve again until the draining stops. You can perform the water heater flush several times. Remember to close valves on the heater before you turn the water supply back on, then run the faucet until it stops spitting air and runs smoothly before you restore the main power to the heater. 

Maintaining your home’s water heater can boost its efficiency. Flushing your unit is one of the best ways to keep it operating for years of worry-free performance.

If something should go wrong and you still hear crackling or popping when you run your heater, call a water cleanup and restoration company to flush your tank professionally. If the sediment buildup is considerable, you may not be able to clear it on your own. 

Why SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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How to Deal with a Toilet Overflow

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Deal with a Toilet Overflow Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

How to Deal with a Toilet Overflow

At one time or another, you’ve probably had to deal with a toilet overflow. Sometimes it’s due to a simple clog that’s easy to fix. Other times it can be much more overwhelming. If sewer damage is involved, the impact can be devastating. 


What Happens

When there is sewer damage, whether it’s a broken pipe or a clog, the wastewater has to go somewhere. If it can’t be drained, it can back up into your residence. This is why you usually end up with a flooded toilet when your sewer has been compromised.


Extra Measures

When the overflow begins, here’s how you can help prevent further backflow and the buildup of contaminated water:

  • Don’t flush toilets
  • Keep running water off
  • Turn off water to the building


What To Do

The wastewater that overflows into your home due to sewage damage is full of dangerous contaminants and toxins. Unless you have the proper gear and equipment, you don’t want to be inside the flood or clean it up on your own. Call your sewage company immediately, and then call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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Water Damage Emergency Tips

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Emergency Tips Have Water or Flood Damage? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle – (302) 392-6000

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first. Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are prevalent concerns. You may also get hurt lifting objects, as wet materials can be very heavy. Do only activities that are safe to perform, and evacuate if necessary.

What to Do After Water Damage

  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle at (302) 392-6000.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas when access to the panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Turn air conditioning on for maximum drying in the summer.
  • Remove colored rugs from wet carpeting.
  • Remove art objects to a safe, dry place.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

What NOT to Do After Water Damage

  • Don’t enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers, or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods.
  • Don't leave books, magazines, or other colored items on wet carpet or floors.
  • Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
  • Don't turn on your television or other household appliances.
  • Don't turn on ceiling fixtures if the ceiling is wet, and keep out of rooms where ceilings are sagging.

Water Damage Repair and Restoration

When your home has water damage from flooding or leaks, you need a company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help find the moisture and remove it as quickly as possible. Our highly trained technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow the tips to protect yourself and your property.

ALSO SEE -   Fire Tips   |  Biohazard Tips   |  Mold Tips

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle is locally owned and operated, and serves Bear, New Castle, Glasgow, Christiana, Delaware City, St. Georges, Corbit, Wilmington Manor, Minquadale, and the surrounding New Castle County communities.

Our certified cleaning and restoration specialists are faster to any size disaster. Providing emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

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How Water Damage Affects Your Floors

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How Water Damage Affects Your Floors SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle Professionals to restore a property back to preloss condition quickly, reliably, and more effectively.

Some Flooring Fares Well During Floods While Some Does Not

Flood damage is rarely a light load on a home; in most cases, flooding causes a severe, negative impact. The most damaged element is often your floors. Floors are completely submerged during floods, causing water to seep in and wreak havoc. But how exactly does water damage affect different types of flooring?


 
Wood Flooring 

 
Water damage is often most pronounced on wood flooring. Wood is vulnerable to flooding and other water damage as its materials have been intentionally dried; when wet, it can rapidly change shape, warp, stain, and lose color. Thankfully we have techniques to deal with all these problems and can replace the floors if all else fails. 


 
Carpets 
 
Carpeting is often typically hard-hit by a flood. Carpets have space in between their fibers and underneath them and are usually composed of cotton, fabric, or plastic fiber, all of which are highly susceptible to permanent water damage. These spaces can be widened, tearing the material apart. Carpets are also prone to staining and discoloration. Where a rug of a different color is on top of a carpet, its color may bleed through and cause thick discoloration. Carpets are often ripped up and replaced after a flood to prevent serious mold growth in the home. 


 
Tile and Concrete 
 
Tile, concrete, and other stone floors often fare the best in a flood. Tiles are typically immune to water, requiring only cleaning and sanitization following a flood. Be mindful, however, that some types of tile grout may be susceptible to water damage and can easily grow mold. A fresh grout layer may be required after a flood. Concrete, meanwhile, may stain and become discolored, although this is typically cleanable or easily painted over.
 

Advanced Technology and Techniques

Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to any flood or water damage you experience. We have the expertise to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.

Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property.

CallSERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DEat(302) 392-6000for all your cleaning,water damage,fire damageandmold remediationneeds!

Faster to Your New Castle, DE Water Damage

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to Your New Castle, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in New Castle, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De Arrives Quickly and Starts the Water Extraction Process Almost Immediately

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In New Castle, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

6 Steps to Minimize Damage If Your Water Heater Springs a Leak

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

What to Do if Your Hot Water Heater Causes Flood or Water Damage to Your Bear, Delaware Home

A hot water heater leak may seem like a minor problem at first but it can lead to damage to walls, floors and sub-floors if it is not addressed immediately. It could also be the symptom of a larger problem and, in some cases, can cause significant water damage. The longer water is allowed to sit your home the more damage it has the potential to do and the higher the cost for repairs and replacing damaged items.

As Soon As You Discover a Water Heater Leak Follow These Steps to Avoid Further Damage:

  • Turn the power off
  • Shut of the water supply
  • Drain the water tank
  • Contact a certified plumber if you are unable to find and fix the leak safely and properly yourself
  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE
  • Take pictures of the damage for your records


After the water heater leak has been controlled, the damage halted and the problem fixed, it is time to begin the water restoration process by calling SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE. We have a rapid response team that is highly trained with years of experience and are ready to help you. Our highly trained professional technicians have the experience and tools necessary to clean up the water damage properly and bring your home and personal belongings back to pre-flood condition. 

Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property. [More Tips]

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 for all your cleaning, water damage,  fire damage and mold remediation needs!

Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays If you experience a property loss this holiday season, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle for your fire and water restoration needs. (302) 392-6000

How to Prevent Water Damage When You’re out of Town:

The holidays make for one of the busiest travel seasons in the United States. Whether you are traveling to be with family for the holidays or just plain trying to escape the cold by going south, if you are traveling, you will need to prepare your home for your absence.

Traveling during the holidays doesn’t have to turn you into the Grinch. With a little planning, you can eliminate the chances of water damage when you’re away from home.

Those Most Common Mishaps Are:

  • Busted pipes
  • Toilet overflows
  • Water heater leaks 
  • Dishwasher leaks
  • Ice maker malfunctions
  • Sink overflows
  • Busted washing machine hoses
  • Shower and tub leaks and overflows

Steps To Help Eliminate Your Risk

Shut Off Main Water Supply Valve: 

Closing the valve on the main water supply line cuts off water to your home. This will help to prevent floods or major pipe leaks.  If you are unsure where the main water valve is located, look for your water meter. The valve will not be far.

  • Open up all the taps in your home for at least 5-10 minutes to release water pressure.
  • When returning home, turn the water back on at the valve first to allow any rust or sediment to wash out of the lines before you turn off the taps.

Shut Off Select Water Valves:

If you have someone checking in on your home from time to time, while you are away, you may not want to restrict ALL water supply. If this is the case, just shut off select supply lines to limit the risk of leaks.

Individual shutoff valves can be found on the supply lines leading to most appliances, toilets and faucets. Turn it clockwise to shut off the water flow to that particular appliance, toilet or faucet.

Set The Thermostat:

If no one is going to be home when you’re away, there is absolutely no need to waste the energy heating the home in your absence.

  • Do NOT shut off your heat completely. You should lower your thermostat to around 55°F. This will reduce your energy costs, but it will stay warm enough to help prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Lowering the humidity settings will help to reduce the risk of condensation issues.

Shut Off SOME Electric:

If any of your televisions, computers, stereos, and other electronics are plugged directly into the wall rather than into a surge protector, pull the plugs in case a power surge happens while you're away. If you do have them all run through surge protects, you can simply flip the switch to power them off.

  • We do not advise cutting off ALL electric. You need the electric to continue to power important things throughout the home (ie: sump pump, security system, refrigerator, etc.)
  • Have a select few lights on a timer. This will create the impression that someone is occupying the home and discourage any criminal intentions.
  • If you have a well, shut the electrical line to the well. This way, it will not continue to pump water while you are gone.
  • Shutting off major electrical components will go a long way in reducing your energy use.

Check Your Sump Pump:

Rainwater can be a nightmare. If your sump pump fails while you're gone and a major storm comes around, you could return to a flooded basement. So make sure the sump pump is working before you leave town.

  • Dump a bucket of water in the sump pump hole. The pump should turn on when the pit fills with water.

General Maintenance:

You should set aside some time to make a lap around the outside of your home to complete any minor maintenance tasks that can go a long way in preventing water damage in your absence.  

  • Ie.  Clean your gutters and downspout extensions

Befriend A Neighbor:

It is always a good idea to leave a spare key and your contact information with someone you trust. This way, if something were to happen in your home, someone will be around to discover it early and contact you.

For more holiday safety tips CLICK HERE

A Water Leak or Flooding Makes for a Horrible Welcome Home Gift

We here at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE know that not every water damage can be prevented, so we’re here to help! If you have water damage in your home, please call us immediately at (302) 392-6000 to minimize the damage to your home and belongings. We will make it “Like it never even happened.”

Faster to your Delaware City, DE Water Damage

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Delaware City, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in Delaware City, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In Delaware City, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Why Is Fall Gutter Cleaning Important?

10/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why Is Fall Gutter Cleaning Important? If you fail to prepare… SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle will be there

Cleaning Gutters Is Essential To Property Maintenance In Delaware City, DE

Water is your home’s enemy. It will flood, rot, mildew, and destroy your home if you allow it. Your home has defenses against water damage. Your roof is its first, but not only, line of defense. Your gutter system provides a vital secondary line of defense to warding off water damage. Gutters keep your home’s perimeter from becoming waterlogged and potentially leaking into the basement or causing other damage to the structure, as well as surrounding landscaping.

Gutters…And Why They Should Matter To You.

How do gutters work?

Protecting your foundation is your gutter system’s main purpose. Ideally, water should be diverted a minimum of ten feet from the foundation, but that can vary, depending on the grade of the lawn. Over time, without properly working gutters, water would cause cracks to form which can potentially collapse your home’s foundation. Even if the foundation stays intact, mold can still grow which can be a nuisance to remove. Other structural damage may occur as well if your gutters are not properly maintained.

What could happen if I don’t care for my gutters?

  • Gutters are secured to your home on a fascia board. When gutters overflow, fascia boards are the first part of your home to be damaged. When your fascia board is rotten, the entire gutter needs to be removed in order to replace the board, which is a fairly costly mistake.
  • Wood rot from overflowing gutters can destroy windows, doors and even entire walls.
  • Your home’s landscaping can also be a victim of poor gutter maintenance. When gutters are clogged and water overflows, trenches are created in flowerbeds and small bushes and flowers can be killed by the cascading water.
  • Ice dams can cause serious damage to your home. When an ice dam gets large enough, melted water backs up behind it and seeps underneath the shingles. Sooner or later, it will make its way into the insulation and down to the ceilings and exterior walls, under the eaves, ruining sheetrock and paint. If the ice dam breaks free, it can pull shingles and gutters off with it, and it will damage anything it falls on: shrubs, windowsills, cars, pets, and people. If the roof sheathing stays wet, it can form mildew and start to rot.

When should my gutters be cleaned?

Living in an area that has both falling leaves in Autumn, and tree pollen and seedlings in the spring, most homes in New Castle County, DE need to clean the debris from the gutters twice a year. If you have no trees taller than your roof, you might be able to get away with only an annual inspection of the gutter system. If you have trees taller than your gutters, anywhere close to your home, you most likely will need your gutters cleaned twice or even three times a year.

Ideal time for cleaning gutters vary from property to property and depends on a few factors.

  1. The type of trees on your property greatly effects when leaves shed.

Examples

Evergreens: Even though they look like they are covered in   leaves all year, evergreens are not always green. Needles die, turn brown, and fall every year. Most properties with heavy evergreen coverage in New Castle County, DE need their gutters cleaned at least twice in the Fall; once in September and again in late November.

Deciduous Trees: They shed their leaves all at once after changing colors every Fall. These trees drop their leaves in a short time frame and most trees in our area are clear of leaves in early December marking the time to clean the gutters.

  1. The temperature, sunlight, and soil moisture greatly influence when the leaves fall.

Mild & Warm Fall: Expect the leaves to stay on the trees a couple weeks longer.

Cold & Dry Fall: The leaves will typically shed much earlier.

Cleaning gutters is essential to proper home maintenance. If cleaned too soon, you will find yourself cleaning them multiple times. The easiest way to know when it’s time to clean your gutters this Fall is to look out your window. When the leaves are gone and you can see the sky beyond the trees, it’s time to clean your gutters.   See Other Fall Cleaning Tips

If clogged gutters have caused damage to your home call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De Today! (302) 392-6000

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

You May Have Clogged Gutters If....

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage You May Have Clogged Gutters If.... If clogged gutters have caused water damage to your home, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Today (302) 392-6000.

6 Signs You Have Clogged Gutters In New Castle County, DE

Clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your entire New Castle County, DE home. When your gutters become clogged, water will be unable to properly divert away from your home. Instead, the water will spill over the side of your gutters, leading to a number of different issues like foundation damage, structural issues, mold and mildew and basement flooding. Check your gutters frequently to avoid these problems.

You May Have Clogged Gutters If………

     1.  You Spot Birds Or Pests By Your Roof

If you are noticing animals or pests hanging around your gutters, this can be a sign your gutters are clogged. Gutters are a convenient place for birds and pests to make a nest.

     2.  Water Is Spilling Over The Sides

If you notice water spilling over the sides of your gutters, it’s a tell-tale sign you have clogged rain gutters. The obstruction can force water over the sides of your gutter, leading to expensive water related damages.

     3.  Sagging Gutters

Sagging gutters are a sign that your gutters are clogged. The weight of the debris, leaves, shingle grit and pine needles can cause your gutters to bend in the middle and sag. Unfortunately, your gutters will be ineffective at carrying water away from your home.

     4.  Staining On Your Siding

Staining on the siding of your home can be a sign of standing water in your gutter system. Rain water that is stagnant could end up causing costly damage to the fascia boards behind the gutters and on the shingles of your roof.

     5.  Plant Growth

A Garden in your gutters is an obvious sign of clogged gutters. Seeds can accumulate in your gutters and along with dirt and debris, a gutter garden can form!

     6.  Can’t Remember The Last Time You Cleaned

If you can’t remember the last time you climbed the ladder to clean your gutters, odds are you’re in need of a serious cleaning.

If clogged gutters have caused water damage to your home, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Today (302) 392-6000.

(See: Why Is Fall Gutter Cleaning Important?)

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. We provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. With the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs, we’re locally owned and operated and can respond immediately to your emergency.

Have Questions? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Residential Services

With over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, there’s a SERVPRO nearby and ready to help. SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle technicians are highly trained and use advanced equipment and techniques to clean and restore your home. Our focus on training and documentation help our technicians make your house feel like home again. Learn more about our residential services:

Commercial Services

Your property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients. When it’s impacted by fire or water damage, you need professional help. Every hour spent restoring your business is lost revenue and productivity. When you need professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, we have the training and resources to get your property back to business quickly. Learn more about our commercial services:

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Bear, DE residents and business owners with any size cleaning or restoration emergencies.

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Faster to your New Castle County, DE Water Damage

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your New Castle County, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in New Castle County, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In New Castle County, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Faster to your Glasgow, DE Water Damage

9/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Glasgow, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in Glasgow, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In Glasgow, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Faster to your Saint Georges, DE Water Damage

9/22/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Saint Georges, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in Saint Georges, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In Saint Georges, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER A WATER DAMAGE IN NEW CASTLE, DE

9/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER A WATER DAMAGE IN NEW CASTLE, DE Call the trained water damage professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE ((302) 392-6000

Looking for what TO DO and what NOT TO DO after water damage? 

Follow these tips to get you going in the right direction until professional help arrives!

DO:

  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000
  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

 DON’T:

  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Faster to your Corbit, DE Water Damage

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Corbit, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in Corbit, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

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

Faster To Any Size Disaster In Corbit, DE

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

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Quick Action Can Prevent Additional Property Loss After A Storm In Corbit, DE

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Action Can Prevent Additional Property Loss After A Storm In Corbit, DE If the storms in New Castle County, DE caused water damage to your Corbit, De home of business..Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle (302) 392-6000

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Secondary Water Damage If The Storms In New Castle County, DE Have Caused Water Damage To Your Home Or Business?

You come home and find your basement drowning in several inches of standing water. What do you do now? Well, if a leaking roof is the culprit, you need to first eliminate the water source by calling a repair service to tarp and/or repair the roof damage. Did your sump pump fail? Then, call a plumber out as soon as possible to repair or replace the sump pump. In any case, the source needs to be addressed before any clean up can begin. And remember, quick response is the key to mitigating, or minimizing, the loss in water damage.

Failure to react swiftly can lead to secondary damage and increase your property loss. 

What is Secondary Water Damage?

Secondary damage is additional damage that is not caused as a direct result of the primary damage or incident. The most common form of secondary damage is Mold Growth. After 24 hours mold spores can begin to grow and will multiply rapidly.  Widespread mold growth may require SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s Mold Remediation Services to safely treat and remove the mold.

Other common forms or secondary damage are:

  1. Mold Growth –  Mold needs moisture to grow and can grow as fast as 24 hours. If the affected areas are not dried properly and quickly, mold will begin to grow and spread rapidly.
  2. Electrical Damage – Water entering any of the electrical sockets can cause serious damage and electrical shocking can occur. Stay clear of the area and hire a professional to remediate. See Tips to preventing Electrical Fires.
  3. Corrosion– If metal materials (ie, studs, pipes) are exposed to water, corrosion or rust will begin. This will affect the structure of the material and if not addressed, over time the metal material can disintegrate and cause even more extreme damages.
  4. Wood Rot – Similar to corrosion, except it applies to organic material such as the wooden structures of your property. If not treated, this can lead to major structural issues.
  5. Material Damage –Materials that have been affected by water and have lost their form, with no way to return them to their normal state.

Repairing and restoring your property after a storm can be a lengthy and expensive process, It is best accomplished by a professional company to avoid subsequent damage and keep cost to a minimum wherever possible. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE helps you through every step.

Here are a few steps you can take Until Help Arrives, that may help you minimize the amount of damage your property will suffer after water damage. 

 DO

  • Contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Immediately
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated areas
  • Wipe furniture to remove excess water
  • Place aluminum foil between legs and wet carpet
  • Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
  • Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod
  • Move valuable paintings, art objects and photos to a safe dry place
  • Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to aid in drying
  • Remove wet area rugs
  • Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature

 Do Not

  • Use your household vacuum to remove excess water
  • Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets
  • Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging
  • Wait to call professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at the first sign of water damage at (302) 392-6000 prevent any further damage and make it "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Quick Action Can Prevent Additional Property Loss After A Storm In Bear, DE

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quick Action Can Prevent Additional Property Loss After A Storm In Bear, DE If the storms in New Castle County, DE caused water damage to your home of business Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle (302) 392-6000

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Secondary Water Damage If The Storms In New Castle County, DE Have Caused Water Damage To Your Home Or Business?

You come home and find your basement drowning in several inches of standing water. What do you do now? Well, if a leaking roof is the culprit, you need to first eliminate the water source by calling a repair service to tarp and/or repair the roof damage. Did your sump pump fail? Then, call a plumber out as soon as possible to repair or replace the sump pump. In any case, the source needs to be addressed before any clean up can begin. And remember, quick response is the key to mitigating, or minimizing, the loss in water damage.

Failure to react swiftly can lead to secondary damage and increase your property loss. 

What is Secondary Water Damage?

Secondary damage is additional damage that is not caused as a direct result of the primary damage or incident. The most common form of secondary damage is Mold Growth. After 24 hours mold spores can begin to grow and will multiply rapidly.  Widespread mold growth may require SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s Mold Remediation Services to safely treat and remove the mold.

Other common forms or secondary damage are:

  1. Mold Growth –  Mold needs moisture to grow and can grow as fast as 24 hours. If the affected areas are not dried properly and quickly, mold will begin to grow and spread rapidly.
  2. Electrical Damage – Water entering any of the electrical sockets can cause serious damage and electrical shocking can occur. Stay clear of the area and hire a professional to remediate. See Tips to preventing Electrical Fires.
  3. Corrosion– If metal materials (ie, studs, pipes) are exposed to water, corrosion or rust will begin. This will affect the structure of the material and if not addressed, over time the metal material can disintegrate and cause even more extreme damages.
  4. Wood Rot – Similar to corrosion, except it applies to organic material such as the wooden structures of your property. If not treated, this can lead to major structural issues.
  5. Material Damage –Materials that have been affected by water and have lost their form, with no way to return them to their normal state.

Repairing and restoring your property after a storm can be a lengthy and expensive process, It is best accomplished by a professional company to avoid subsequent damage and keep cost to a minimum wherever possible. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE helps you through every step.

Here are a few steps you can take Until Help Arrives, that may help you minimize the amount of damage your property will suffer after water damage. 

 DO

  • Contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Immediately
  • Remove as much water as possible by mopping and blotting the saturated areas
  • Wipe furniture to remove excess water
  • Place aluminum foil between legs and wet carpet
  • Prop up wet furniture cushions for even drying
  • Lift drapes off flooring, loop through a coat hanger and hang on curtain rod
  • Move valuable paintings, art objects and photos to a safe dry place
  • Open closet doors, furniture drawers and luggage to aid in drying
  • Remove wet area rugs
  • Remove any wet fabrics and dry immediately
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature

Do Not

  • Use your household vacuum to remove excess water
  • Use electrical appliances while standing on wet flooring or carpets
  • Go into any room where the ceiling is sagging
  • Wait to call professional help. The longer you wait the more damage will occur

 Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at the first sign of water damage at (302) 392-6000 prevent any further damage and make it "Like it never even happened".

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

Faster to your Bear, DE Water Damage

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Faster to your Bear, DE Water Damage SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responds Faster to any size disaster in New Castle County, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE 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 Bear/New Castle, DE arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  understands the stress and worry that comes with a fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and in your home or business. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial properties after a fire damagesmoke damagewater damage and/or mold contamination, as well as provides trauma cleanupvandalism cleanupcarpet cleaning and duct cleaning services for your home or business.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certifications, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to restore your property. With a nationwide system of qualified franchises, no damage is too large or too small for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE.

If you would like to schedule service for your home or business, please call us at (302) 392-6000 today!

Visit us online to meet our team and learn more about our services.

Website: www.SERVPRObearnewcastle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRObearde

WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE!

7/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage WHAT TO DO UNTIL HELP ARRIVES AFTER WATER DAMAGE! SERVPRO HEROES READY!

Looking for what TO DO and what NOT TO DO after water damage?  Please feel free to follow these tips to get you going in the right direction until professional help arrives!

DO:

  • Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De OR SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA at 877-352-0700!
  • Shut off the source of water if possible or contact a qualified party to stop the water source.
  • Turn off circuit breakers for wet areas of the building, when access to the power distribution panel is safe from electrical shock.
  • Remove as much excess water as possible with by mopping and blotting.
  • Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removing lamps and tabletop items.
  • Remove and prop up wet upholstery cushions for even drying.
  • Place aluminum foil or wood blocks between furniture legs and wet carpeting.
  • Remove to a safe, dry place any paintings, art objects, computers, documents and other materials that are valuable or sensitive to moisture.
  • Use wooden clothespins to keep furniture skirting off damp floors.
  • Hang draperies with coated hangers to avoid contact with wet carpeting or floors.
  • Hang furs and leather goods to dry separately at room temperature.

 DON’T:

 Enter rooms with standing water where electrical shock hazards may exist.

  • Enter affected areas if electrical outlets, switches, circuit breakers or electrical equipment are exposed to water.  Always avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Leave books, newspapers, magazines or other colored items on wet carpets or floors to cause staining.
  • Leave Oriental rugs or other colored rugs on wet wall-to-wall carpets to cause staining.
  • Use your household vacuum cleaner to remove water, possibly causing electrical shock or damage to the vacuum cleaner.
  • Use TVs or other appliances while standing on wet carpets or floors, especially not on wet concrete floors.
  • Turn on ceiling fixtures if ceiling is wet or enter rooms where ceilings are sagging from retained water.

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance. 

Pennsylvania customers visit - www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com

OR 

www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware. 

To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

Heavy Rains In Bear, DE?

5/23/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Heavy Rains In Bear, DE? NEED HELP in Bear, DE???

Heavy rains in the local area have already caused some serious problems for homeowners and businesses. If you are in 'over your head' with water problems call your qualified SERVPRO team today and we'll get you back on track fast, so fast you'll wonder why you ever hesitated to make the call at all!

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE cleans up water damage FAST!

Have you had a water damage, roof leak, sump pump failure, or need any general clean up from water problems and/or flooding?  To find out more about Water Damage clean-up click here fast.

Call us today and we'll make it all go away!!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance. 

Pennsylvania customers please visit us here –

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA  

Delaware customers please visit us here - 

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE

Or to speak to a qualified team member immediately, please call 1-877-352-0700.

GOT WATER DAMAGE?

5/20/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage GOT WATER DAMAGE? GOT WATER DAMAGE?

GOT WATER DAMAGE?

We can help….SERVPRO responds immediately!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it Never Even Happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

Did all this rain cause water damage in your home or business?

5/18/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Did all this rain cause water damage in your home or business? Water Damage?

If you’ve got water damage we can help! 

Call SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA or SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at1-877-352-0700 for an immediate response!

SERVPRO of Upper Darby, PA & SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, proudly serves those in need!  We will be on site quickly and our staff will give you the personalized attention you deserve.  We specialize in the cleanup of water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, carpet cleaning and duct cleaning.  Let us help you make it, “Like it never even happened!”  Visit either of our websites for assistance.  Pennsylvania customers visit –www.SERVPROofupperdarby.com or www.SERVPROofbearnewcastle.com if you’re located in Delaware.  To speak to a qualified team member, call 1-877-352-0700.

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