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The Nicotine in Tobacco That Stains Skin and Teeth Will Also Stain Your Walls

The Nicotine in Tobacco That Stains Skin and Teeth Will Also Stain Your Walls

Homes inhabited by smokers may have brown or yellow stains or streaks on the walls from years of cigarette smoke. While heavy nicotine staining may require priming and repainting the walls or applying new wallpaper, less-porous materials such as wood paneling often come clean with a good scrub. Cleansers that cut grease help cut through nicotine stains as well.

Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can help.

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 for all your nicotine cleaning, odor removal needs

How Flood Water Affects Your Floors

How Flood Water Affects Your Floors

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.

Related Article:How Water Damage Affects Your Floors

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Making a Decision on Your Personal Belongings Following a Sewage Backup

Making a Decision on Your Personal Belongings Following a Sewage Backup

In addition to salvaging building materials, you probably want to salvage as many of your personal belongings as possible. We understand that it’s tough to decide what to keep and what to discard following a sewage backup, especially if some of your items are irreplaceable or have great sentimental value.

Related Article: 

What to Keep and What to Discard After a Sewage Backup: Personal Belongings

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How Does Ozone Remove Odors?

How Does Ozone Remove Odors?

Smells from house fires, mold, decaying organic materials, trash, cigarette smoking, and other sources are present as small molecules, particulates, and bacteria that float through the air and attach themselves to carpets, walls, ceilings, furniture, and other surfaces in your home.

Ozone removes the smell and odors by reacting and destroying the offensive smelling particulates, molecules, and bacteria. The ozone chemically reacts with them, breaking them down into molecules, particulates, and bacteria that don’t smell.

If your battling strong odors , call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle

Mold Containment Prevent Cross Contamination in a Commercial Property

Mold Containment Prevent Cross Contamination in a Commercial Property

If you are dealing with mold contamination in a commercial property, a mold cleanup service may recommend containment. Containment can help prevent cross-contamination, such as the spread of mold to a new environment or the reintroduction of mold spores back into a structure that has been treated for mold. 

The experts at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle can provide more insight into mold remediation for your home or business. 

What to Do If Lightning Strikes Your House

What to Do If Lightning Strikes Your House

Ignited materials in the roof or walls may start with a slow burn before turning into a full house fire. A lightning fire is particularly dangerous for this reason, and you should always take steps to ensure the safety of your home and family.

  • Call your local fire department or 911 if you smell smoke. The fire department can perform an inspection and search for issues.
  • Inspect your roofing and siding for damage from the strike itself.
Get an Estimate on Fire Restoration

Get an Estimate on Fire Restoration

When a fire damages your home, you want to know how much the repairs will cost. This type of estimate relies on a variety of factors, including:

  •  Who does the repairs
  • How long the fire burned
  • What fueled the fire
  • How long the restoration takes

Although so many elements affect the price, you may be able to get a quote if you work with the right people.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

If Your Add to the Truth, You Subtract From It

If you "add to the truth" for instance by exaggerating something that actually happened, then you make it less true, thereby subtracting from the truth.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle provides their clients with peace of mind during difficult times

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Silence Is Sometimes the Best Answer

There are many times in our lives where talking is appropriate. There are other times when silence is the proper course. Wise people learn which time is which, and learn to hold their tongue when silence is appropriate.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle provides their clients with peace of mind during difficult times

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

I Am Not a Product of My Circumstances I Am a Product of My Decisions

Circumstances do not have the power to define you. The power lies in the decisions you make on how to react to the circumstances at hand.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle provides their clients with peace of mind during difficult times

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SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Window GREEN Cleaner

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Window GREEN Cleaner

Environmentally Friendly

Window Green Clean is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional glass cleaners. It is formulated without the use of solvents or ammonia and contains no dyes or fragrances. It is formulated with components that meet or exceed Green Seal and the EPA Design for the Environment guidelines. All components are considered safe, non-toxic, phosphate free, zero VOC’s and rapidly bio-degradable. The product is designed to clean all types of glass surfaces leaving them shiny clean and streak-free.

The product is designed to maintain a pH between 10 and 11 when diluted.

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: All Surface GREEN Cleaner

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: All Surface GREEN Cleaner

Environmentally Friendly

All Surface Green Clean is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hard surface cleaners. It is pH neutral, contains no dyes or fragrances, and is formulated with components that meet or exceed Green Seal and the EPA Design for the Environment guidelines. All components are safe, non-toxic, phosphate free, VOC compliant and rapidly bio-degradable. The product is designed as a one product cleans all for hard surfaces that can be wiped or mopped. It can safely be used on walls, ceilings, countertops, floors, etc.

The product is designed to maintain a pH between 6 and 8 when diluted.

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Carpet & Upholstery GREEN Clean

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Carpet & Upholstery GREEN Clean

Environmentally Friendly

Carpet & Upholstery Green Clean is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional carpet & upholstery cleaning products.

It is pH neutral, contains no dyes or fragrances, and is formulated with components that meet or exceed Green Seal and the EPA Design for the Environment guidelines. All components are safe, non-toxic, phosphate free, VOC compliant and rapidly bio-degradable. 

It contains an environmentally friendly polymer that resists re-soiling and also an acid dye blocker that will assist in keeping various acid dyes from setting into nylon carpet.

PH: 6-8

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

A Person Who Feels Appreciated Will Always Do More Than What Is Expected

Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivators, so when we take the time to let people know that we value them, it inspires them to continue doing even more. That is precisely why gratitude is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

I Didn’t Come This Far, to Only Come This Far

Whatever you are working towards, and however far you still have to go, take the time to truly bask in everything you have achieved thus far.

It doesn't matter if you are moving fast or slow, only that you keep moving! And the best way to ensure that you continue to do that is to cherish each step along the way.

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SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products

SERVPRO is a member of EPA's Design for Environment initiative

The SERVPRO Professional Cleaning Products (SPCP) Division manufactures and distributes hero ready cleaning products to the entire all SERVPRO franchises. Made up of only 2 blenders, 1 chemist, and an assistant manager, the SPCP team supports the field by not only making quality products, but also being available anytime to the demand in the field and the need for cleaning advice, coaching, or assistance with cleaning emergencies.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Bubblegum Removal Guide – Carpet & Fabric

Our team at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has outlined a quick and simple guide for removing bubblegum from carpets and fabrics.

FREEZE

  • Place ice cube on gum area until it hardens
  • Use a butter knife to gently scrape off the gum

WD-40

  • Spray onto gum area
  • Using fingers work into gum and remove

HOT VINEGAR

  • Using a toothbrush, scrub gum area with hot vinegar
  • Using fingers work into gum and remove

HEAT

  • Apply heat to gum using a blow-dryer
  • Once gum softens use fingers to remove

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will

When you doubt, your mind believes what you feel and think and you will start to program yourself that your dreams are impossible to achieve.

Failure typically motivates you to try harder so that you succeed the next time you attempt to reach your dreams.  Doubt can sidetrack from your objectives. This can cause you to turn down the wrong path, or even to give up entirely.

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SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology: Hydroxyl Generator

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology: Hydroxyl Generator

Deodorization & Air Purifier

The Hydroxyl Generator is one of the most scientifically-advanced pieces of equipment we use to combat malodors and leave a property deodorized following biohazard, fire or water damage events.

These generators have been successfully tested on fires and other restoration and bio jobs, including protein fires, floods, dead body situations, skunk odors, pet urine odors, musty odors and many types of odors.

How it Works:

UVA rays are emitted from the titanium dioxide photocatalytic lamps, where they then pass through a permanent anatase coated super reactor screen, forming electron hole pairs that react with water and oxygen in the air to form free electrons and hydroxyl radicals that then decompose and eliminate organic and inorganic gases and air pollutants.

Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

How to Clean Swimming Pool Toys

Our team at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has outlined a quick and simple way to clean your pool toys this summer.

  1. Mix the two cups of household bleach together with one gallon of water.
  2. Using a sponge, wipe down your pool toys with the bleach water.
  3. Lightly scrub away any remaining dirt and grime built up with a soft bristled brush.
  4. Hose down your pool toys to remove any access bleach.

To avoid mold, mildew, and bacteria to growth, let them dry thoroughly before storing them away in an enclosed space. 

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

All Progress Takes Place Outside The Comfort Zone

The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

6th Lt. Joseph Szczerba Memorial 5k

Lieutenant Joseph Szczerba, an 18 year veteran of the New Castle County Police Department and a 1985 graduate of Salesianum School, was killed in the line of duty on September 16, 2011. To honor his legacy, Salesianum has established a scholarship in his name. All proceeds of the 5k Run/ Walk will benefit this fund.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle would like to thank our SERVPRO family for supporting an amazing cause.

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Joseph Szczerba 85′ Scholarship Fund

Lt. Joseph Szczerba Memorial 5k

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Shampoo Super Concentrate

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Shampoo Super Concentrate

Upholstery Fabric

Shampoo Super Concentrate is a blend of detergents, solvents and cleaning agents for maximum cleaning brightening of all fabrics. It's slightly acidic in its concentrated form but approaches neutral when mixed with water. Shampoo Super Concentrate works well on wool, cotton, nylon and other synthetics.

The product is designed to maintain a pH between 6 and 8 when diluted.

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SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology: Infrared Camera

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology: Infrared Camera

Thermal Imaging

An Infrared Camera is used to quickly identify and locate water damage or verify that a surface has been efficiently dried.

Infrared technology visually displays thermal differences which are often caused by water damage. When water evaporates, it cools the temperature of a surface; an infrared camera can allow you to quickly identify those temperature differences and locate the water.

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SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Lemon Fresh Deodorizer

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Lemon Fresh Deodorizer

Deodorizer

Lemon Fresh Deodorizer is a concentrated wet-mist odor counteractant used to neutralize smoke odors caused by fire or tobacco. It is also an excellent general purpose deodorizer.

he product is very versatile and can be used on most all water stable surfaces and fabrics such as carpets, drapes, clothing, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. It has a pleasant lemon fragrance that will leave areas smelling fresh and clean.

The product is designed to maintain a pH between 5 and 7 when diluted.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

The Difference Between Try and Triumph Is a Little “UMPH”

Do more than just Try! Try the very best you can! Going through the motions and doing the bare minimum isn't going to give you the maximum results that you deserve. Put your all into it.

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SEND IN THE CLONE!

SEND IN THE CLONE!

I shall call him Mini-Me

When SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s team member responded to a water damage he wasn’t expecting to discover his Mini-Me.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. 

June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Celebrates National Safety Month

This National Safety Month, employers can utilize this time reinforce the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at a job site. The goal is to instill the mindset of putting safety first before any job or customer. Safety training doesn't always have to be done through a PowerPoint presentation. The goal is to get employees involved as much as possible by encouraging participation.

PPE is essential to SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle ‘s team as it is used to protect our crew from potentially hazardous situations. At times, PPE may only be a pair of surgical gloves and at other times, it'll be the whole PPE suit. We take time to train our technicians which PPE is needed for every type situation. We remind our team that our safety always comes first before anything.

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Vanquish

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Vanquish

EPA Registered synthetic detergent-disinfectant

Vanquish is an EPA Registered synthetic detergent-disinfectant with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal properties for broad spectrum kill of microorganisms both gram positive and gram negative on non-porous surfaces. Vanquish is also labeled to clean and deodorize porous surfaces such as carpets, carpet cushions, subfloors, concrete, brick, drywall, lumber and paneling. Vanquish ensures outstanding cleaning and disinfecting while acting as an effective deodorizer.

Vanquish is recommended for use in homes, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, veterinary clinics, pet shops, airports, kennels, hotels, motels, poultry farms and breeding and grooming establishments.

PH: 12 – 13  (EPA registration number is 6836-140-68562)  

Reybold Residential’s Community Day

Reybold Residential’s Community Day

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle participated in this exciting event by sponsoring the PAW Patrol character appearances.

Community Day was launched in 2017 as a part community event and part fundraiser for the Corporal Ballard Memorial Fund, proceeds from which went to benefit the families of fallen State Troopers.  Both State and New Castle County Police are actively involved in the event, as were our local fire departments, state and local political representatives, and our community at large. 

This year's proceeds will be donated to the police and fire departments’ charity of choice.

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology and Techniques: Ozone Generator

SERVPRO’s Advanced Technology and Techniques: Ozone Generator

Deodorization

The Ozone Generator is used to oxidize organic odors such as smoke, mold, pet odor, cigarette smoke, trash and more without chemicals. These odors and other sources are present as small molecules, particulates, and bacteria that float through the air and attach themselves to carpets, walls, ceilings, furniture, and other surfaces in a home.

Ozone removes the smell and odors by reacting and destroying the offensive smelling particulates, molecules, and bacteria. The ozone chemically reacts with them breaking them down into molecules and particulates and bacteria that don’t smell.

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products:  Sporicidin

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Sporicidin

EPA Registered Disinfectant Solution

Sporicidin is an EPA registered disinfectant for hard surfaces, and a cleaner and deodorizer for porous surfaces. Effective against a wide range of pathogens, Sporicidin Disinfectant Solution can be used for mold remediation work, bloodborne pathogen work (Tuberculocidal), and sewage jobs. In addition to its biocidal activity, Sporicidin is also an effective deodorizer, and is less hazardous than other biocide type products. PH: 7.5 – 8.5

(EPA Registration # 8383-3)

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SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products:  Wall and All Surface Cleaner

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Wall and All Surface Cleaner

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

Wall and All Surface Cleaner is a detergent cleaner for all painted and washable surfaces. It is excellent for general cleaning, as well as for smoke damage restoration.  The product is designed to maintain a pH between 12 and 13 when diluted.

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SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products:  Liquid Emulsifier

SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products: Liquid Emulsifier

Concentrated Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Agent

Liquid Emulsifier is a concentrated carpet and upholstery cleaning agent/soil suspender. The product is designed to maintain a pH between 6 and 8 when diluted, allowing it to be used on all types of water stable fabrics. It can be used on wool and other natural fabrics that cannot be cleaned with the other, higher pH, cleaning agents.

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Your Belongings After a Fire

Your Belongings After a Fire

Documents, Books and Photograph Drying

When your valuable documents, including books and 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. 

Learn more about our five document restoration methods 

Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Clean Your Dirty Windows and Mirrors with Newspaper

For a streak-free window or mirror, spray glass cleaner onto the glass and rub with newspaper in a circular motion. The ink acts as a mild abrasive and allows you to make use of old newspapers.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Don’t Judge My Path If You Haven’t Walked My Journey

Each one of us has been given our own path and set of trials and tribulations.  We are all different and will not always respond to life problems the same. Instead of judging someone today, try to improve your own life.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Your dog thinks the world of you. They think of you as someone who deserves love, affection, and loyalty. And they see you for who you are and loves you unconditionally. See yourself through your dog's eyes. Strive to be what he/she thinks you are to the rest of the world.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Do What is Right for You. No One Else Is Walking in Your Shoes

Many times you may find yourself at the receiving end of unwarranted advice. Your view of the world and capabilities may be quite different from those you receive advice from.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

If You Don’t Like the Road Your Walking, Start Paving Another One

If you are unhappy, you currently have two options: You can complain about it and hope it magically changes, or you can set out to make a change.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

What You Think of Yourself Is Much More Important Than What People Think of You

We cannot control how other people are going to feel, think, or treat us. When we come to recognize this as an actual fact, we can turn our focus to the only thing in this life that we actually can control, and that is how we feel about ourselves.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Clean the Grill with an Onion

Get your grill cleaned and ready for the warm weather with just a few simple steps.

  1. Turn the grill on high or light the charcoal to get the grates hot.
  2. Spray white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the residue.
  3. Scrub the area firmly using half of an onion. The acid from the onion will rid your grill of any leftover remnants.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

How To Remove Sharpie Marks

Permanent markers have their name for a reason, Sharpie stains are no exception. This SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle guide will help remove Sharpie marks from pretty much any surface.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

How to Clean Your Shower Head with Vinegar and a Ziploc Bag

Fill a Ziploc bag with vinegar. Now, submerge your shower head in the bagged vinegar and twist a rubber band around it tightly. Let stand overnight, then rinse by running a hot shower.

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Excellent Work

Excellent Work

Customer service is our number one priority. We are delighted to know that our customers recognize and appreciate our efforts.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, you can depend on SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle, whether you need emergency flood damage restoration or your upholstery cleaned. Our Professionals have the training, experience, and equipment to make your house feel like home again.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Deodorize & Clean Your Microwave with a Lemon and Kosher Salt

Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle it with kosher salt and use it to scrub the interior of your microwave. The lemon’s scent combined with the citric acid will clean the mess and neutralize the bad odor.

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The Best Way to Predict The Future Is to Create It

The Best Way to Predict The Future Is to Create It

By creating your future, you are an active player in the events as they unfold. By knowing what you want, and what you are willing to do to get them, you can help to shape what the future holds.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

If You Don’t Sacrifice For What You Want, What You Want Becomes the Sacrifice

Anything that is worth something is worth sacrificing for. If you don't sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice. When you set goals and then strive to reach these goals you grow as a person. No matter what it is that you want out of your life, the rewards that you are seeking will require effort and sacrifice.

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MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU

MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s  Commercial Cleaning Team Uses THE FORCE for Good

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on us to make your workspace look its very best.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Remove Funk & Filth from Your Flip Flops With Baking Soda

A simple combination of water and baking soda is great for removing stains and odors from rubber flip flops.

STEP 1. Form a paste with baking soda and water.

STEP 2. Apply liberally to your flip flop.

STEP 3. Use a toothbrush to scrub.

STEP 4. Wipe clean with a wet cloth and let air dry.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

When You Feel Like Quitting, Think About Why You Started

If you're having trouble staying motivated or disciplined, you should think about why you are doing something. Thinking about the bigger picture reminds you of the value of the smaller task that you are working on now. 

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Just For You !!!

Just For You !!!

At SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, customer service is our number one priority. We are delighted to know that our customers recognize and appreciate Jyoti’s effort.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. When you have a cleaning or restoration need, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Bear, DE community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be.

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The FireBird Compact 20

The FireBird Compact 20

The FireBird Compact 20 is a portable electric heat drying system. It is a great tool to assist in drying difficult to dry materials and areas where heat can be directed to. The FireBird Compact 20 is very effective with drying under cabinets, concrete, multilayered floors and lath and plaster assemblies.

The FireBird Compact 20 features multiple power receptacles for connection to common 120VAC outlets.  The Compact 20’s thermostat, provides a means to control the temperature in the drying chamber, while its internal temperature cutout ensures safe operation.

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door

Not all opportunities will come your way, some you have to make them happen.

It’s not just about waiting for the right opportunity; it’s also about creating great opportunities.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Create a Slug Barrier With Crushed Eggshells

Crushed eggshells sprinkled around your flower beds or veggie gardens will prevent slugs from passing through. Slugs hate anything that is sharp or rough, so they will slink away when they get to the shells

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going That Way

There’s a time in life that we all have to realize that there isn’t anything we can do about things that have happened in the past, there isn’t anything that worrying can change. We have to move forward and focus on the future.

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

"I Never Lose. Either I Win or I Learn"

-Nelson Mandela

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Did an Ink Pen Bleed Onto Your Shirt?

Spray the ink stain liberally with hairspray and let it sit for 10 minutes.  Wash the shirt with your normal washing machine settings. 

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Save Drying Time and Fluff Your Pillows

Place your pillows in the dryer with a couple of tennis balls. The high heat will also kill any germs.

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Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Everyday scissors not cutting it anymore?

Keep them sharp by occasionally cutting through a piece of 150-200 grit sandpaper.

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

Tips & How-Tos

Tips & How-Tos

Strengthen your broom bristles with the help of salt!

Fill a bucket with saltwater and soak the end of your broom for an hour. The mixture with strengthen the bristles and keep them sweeping up debris like new.

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

Mold Can Grow Hidden Behind Wallpaper

Mold Can Grow Hidden Behind Wallpaper

Given food, moisture, and a dark space, mold can thrive in a variety of spaces. Unfortunately, that includes spaces that are hidden from your day-to-day view, like behind your wallpaper.

If you notice peeling edges of your wallpaper, in a moisture-heavy room or smell a moldy odor, you may have hidden mold. Lift a corner, near the floorboard or other out-of-sight areas to look behind the wallpaper. Keep in mind that removing the wallpaper can lead to a large release of spores, so before removing all of it, consider hiring a remediation company.

Have Mold Related Questions? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Your Best Teacher is Your Last Mistake

Your past mistakes are meant to guide you not define you. A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss, it is temporary not a dead end.

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

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Who Says You Can't?

No matter how tough the situation, no matter how big the challenge: you can find the resources to deal with it. If not now, then later. So unless you tell yourself you can’t, you CAN.

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

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Sometimes Life Hits You in the Head with a Brick. Don't Lose Faith.”

-Steve Jobs

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

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

Life is 10% of What Happens to Me and 90% of How I React to It"

-John C. Maxwell

You can’t control a lot of what happens in life, but you can control how you let it affect you – or NOT affect you. You can choose to keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason – then enthusiastically seek that reason.

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

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done”

- Nelson Mandela

Some tasks only see impossible because you build them up that way. Others seem impossible because they're particularly hard. Either way, the point of a challenge is to conquer it and grow. Don’t psych yourself out by focusing on how difficult it seems. You will find yourself setting up conditions for failure.

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

Water Damage Emergency Tips

Water Damage Emergency Tips

What You Can Do Until Help Arrives

After any water damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first.

  • 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.
  • Gather loose items from floors.

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving”

-Albert Einstein

It is the same with people as it is with riding a bike. Only when moving can one comfortably maintain one’s balance.

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

The Best Way To Stay Warm In Your Home When Your Heating System Is Down

The Best Way To Stay Warm In Your Home When Your Heating System Is Down

Pick the smallest room in the house and designate it as the warm room.

Cover the walls and windows in blankets, towels, curtains, space blankets… whatever you have. Now, shut all the other doors. If there are doorways seal off the room and keep the heat in with you. A small room with low ceilings will keep the heat from drifting up or away. Family members and pets will all generate body heat and warm the room.

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.”

-Chinese Proverb

Failure is not the result of falling down or coming up short, failure occurs when you fall and you simply refuse to get back up.  It is our choice if we will let a few setbacks stop us or if we will get back up and continue to reach for our goals.

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

Did You Attempt a DIY Water Damage Restoration Project?

Did You Attempt a DIY Water Damage Restoration Project?

We applaud your efforts, but you may not have the proper training, knowledge and or tools to successfully perform this work.

There are consequences for not performing mitigation services properly and mold damage should always be at the back of your mind. When the mitigation process is not carried out correctly, drying will not happen and pockets of moisture will be left in various corners of the house. This will lead to the eventual development of mold.

The next time you experience a water damage in your home, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE - (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

-Jim Rohn

You have to be in charge and have a plan of action or method of operation to follow daily. Time gets away from you quickly if you don’t manage it and take massive action to be productive each day.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Cold Weather Alerts and Health Warnings for New Castle, DE

Cold Weather Alerts and Health Warnings for New Castle, DE

Cold Temperatures Bring Risk of Frostbite

If you thought it couldn't get any colder, think again. Mother Nature will continue to freeze the northern tier just in time for the new year.



At these temperatures, frostbite can happen in less than 15 minutes on exposed skins. Make sure to wear layers and carry extra warm clothes, food, water and jumper cables in your car if you must travel.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Just for the Fun of It!

Just for the Fun of It!

Stormtrooper Facts

  • Stormtroopers are highly trained elite warriors
  • All Stormtroopers in the original trilogy were left-handed
  • Every Stormtrooper carries a Baradium-core thermal detonator
  • Stormtroopers were introduced in Star Wars(1977)

May The Force Be With You.

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

Water Damage: Act Fast, Every Second Counts!

Water Damage: Act Fast, Every Second Counts!

Do You Know Where Your Main Water Shutoff Valve Is?

When water damage occurs in a home or business, due to supply line break, pipe break or other fixture or plumbing problem, knowing where the water shutoff valves are located is crucial for immediately stopping the water flow and preventing further damage.

Take a moment right now to locate all of the shutoff valves in your home so you'll be prepared for an emergency

If you are experiencing water damage in your home or business, contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Sudden and Accidental Water Damage

Sudden and Accidental Water Damage

Water Damage Can Be a Tricky When It Comes to a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

“It depends” is usually the answer to claim coverage. It will all depend on where the water initially came from, the insurance company and the coverage of your policy.

Water damage claims that are usually covered:

• Tub and sink overflows
• Burst pipes
• Overflows from washing machine and other appliances
• Water damage caused by a leaking roof

Have Water Damage?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE – (302) 392-6000

Water Damage as a result of a Dishwasher leak?

Water Damage as a result of a Dishwasher leak?

Are you one of the unfortunate homeowners dealing with dishwasher water damage?

Most of us have found out the hard way that regular soap used in a dishwasher causes an explosion of bubbles. Dishwasher leaks can be as obvious as soap bubbles making their way across the kitchen floor or start as a slow drip that may not be immediately noticed

Stopping leaks before they cause damage is ideal, but depending on the situation, is not always possible.

Common causes of dishwasher leaks:

  • Worn gaskets
  • Dishwasher not level
  • Wrong dishwashing soap used
  • Broken door
  • Defective dishwasher tub

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.”


Victor Kiam

The meaning of this quote is very simple. No matter how many times you may fall, make sure that you get up and keep moving. The moral is to not fall backwards and no matter what keep moving forward.

SEE MORE: Motivational Moments and Cleaning Tips

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 

Caught Under The Mistletoe

Caught Under The Mistletoe

Why Do We Pucker Up?

So what is it about this little plant that gives it its power to make people pucker up?

As the story goes, when Balder the son of the goddess Frigga, was killed with an arrow made of mistletoe. Frigga was so distraught that her tears turned to white berries, coating the plant and symbolizing her love for him.

Frigga was overjoyed by the white berries so she blessed the plant and promised a kiss to all who passed beneath it from that day onward.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle wishes you  a very Merry Christmas.

Ceilings and Walls After a Fire

Ceilings and Walls After a Fire

No Job Is Too Large or Ceiling Too High

Heavily soot can attach to the ceiling and a fan in a room that the fire did not even occur in.

You can trust SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle to handle any tricky cleaning after a fire affected your house, even these high walls and ceiling.

Returning your home to its preloss condition after a fire is not always an easy task, but Elizabeth and her crew are working hard to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Merry Makeovers

Merry Makeovers

New Life for Broken Christmas Ornaments

Before you throw away or donate Christmas decorations you no longer need, see if you can reuse or recycle them for better use year-round or for next year's holiday season.

If you have accidentally broken some of your Christmas glass ornaments that you don’t have the heart to throw away, you can actually smash the glass pieces into a fine glass glitter, and then use that to decorate a new clear Christmas ball ornament.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

Indoor Air Quality: Schools

Indoor Air Quality: Schools

Improve Indoor Air Quality in New Castle County Schools

Nearly one-fourth of the nation’s schools have one or more buildings in need of extensive repair or replacement and nearly half have been reported to have problems related to indoor air quality (IAQ).

The health & comfort of students and teachers are among the many factors that contribute to learning and productivity in the classroom. Providing a healthy, comfortable environment is an investment in your students and staff.

CLICK HERE for More Information “Take Action to Improve Indoor Air Quality in New Castle County Schools”

Don't Let Clogged Sewers Wreak Havoc on Your Home

Don't Let Clogged Sewers Wreak Havoc on Your Home

Protect Your Bear Home from Sewer Backups

Backed up sewers can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and belongings. Learn about causes of sewer backups, what you as a homeowner are responsible for maintaining and steps you can take to protect your home against sewer problems.

Homeowners may not realize that they are responsible for the maintenance and repair of their house or sewer lateral-that is, a privately-owned pipeline connecting a property to the publicly-owned main sewer pipeline

If you experience a sewer backup call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE(302) 392-6000

Protecting Your Home from Bed Bugs

Protecting Your Home from Bed Bugs

Prevent Bed Bug Infestation in Your Home

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers. They can move from an infested site to a new home by traveling on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes, and clothing.

Although they typically feed on blood every 5 to 10 days, bed bugs can be quite resilient; they're capable of surviving several months to a year without feeding.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Can Help. 

Keeping a clean, tidy and uncluttered house can save you a lot of time and money by drastically decreasing your chance of bed bugs in the first place.

Identifying and Controlling Bed Bugs

Identifying and Controlling Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be hard to find and identify, given their small size and their habit of staying hidden. It helps to know what they look like, since the various life stages have different forms.

There are many bugs that look like bed bugs so an accurate identification is a critical first step to avoid costly treatment for the wrong bug.

There are ways to control bed bugs. Getting good, solid information is the first step in both prevention and control. 

CLICK HERE for more “Facts About Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius L.)”

Winter Weather Risks

Winter Weather Risks

Weather Risks for Small Businesses in New Castle County

Whether it’s pounding rainfall, massive snowstorms, burst pipes on the heels of freezing temperatures or power outages, winter weather presents many threats that can lead to business shutdowns, property damage and loss of revenue.

Now is a good time to make a plan to stay open for business, while protecting your employees and customers from the dangers of severe winter weather.

CLICK HERE for more on “7 Cold Weather Risks for Small Businesses in New Castle County”

Mold and Indoor Air Quality in New Castle County Schools

Mold and Indoor Air Quality in New Castle County Schools

Common Moisture Sources Found in Schools

Moisture problems in school buildings can be caused by a variety of conditions, including roof and plumbing leaks, condensation and excess humidity.  Some moisture problems in schools have been linked to changes in building construction practices during the past twenty to thirty years.  These changes have resulted in more tightly sealed buildings that may not allow moisture to escape easily.  

CLICK HERE for more on “Mold and Indoor Air Quality in Schools”

Keep Business Flowing This Winter by Preventing Frozen Pipes

Keep Business Flowing This Winter by Preventing Frozen Pipes

Preventing Frozen Pipes at Your Business

Arctic temperatures can have a dramatic effect on your building, freezing pipes and causing costly damage. Especially vulnerable systems include fire protection equipment and piping; heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; compressors and piping; water and sprinkler mains; valves; and sanitary systems.

Structures more than one story tall are more likely to experience a freeze-related loss. Churches, schools and multi-tenant mercantile buildings are especially vulnerable because they can be unoccupied for several days at a time.

CLICK HERE for “Keep Business Flowing This Winter by Preventing Frozen Pipes”

Christmas Tree Mold

Christmas Tree Mold

Reduce Christmas Tree Mold Levels

Live Christmas trees may bring more than the fresh pine scent of the holiday season into homes.  With most trees cut in advance of the holidays and stored in a moist environment for fresh keeping, this makes them a likely mold source. 

Here are a few tips to help you cut the Christmas mold level in your home, without giving up the fresh tree:

  1. Limit The Time You Leave Your Tree Up
  2. Wash Your Tree
  3. Use an Air Purifier
  4. Go Fake

CLICK HERE for 4 Ways To Reduce Christmas Tree Mold Levels

Understanding How Winter Weather Alerts Affect Your Business

Understanding How Winter Weather Alerts Affect Your Business

New Castle County Business Owners

Businesses in New Castle County are urged by the NOAA’s National Weather Service to stay on top of local warnings and forecasts.  

As a business owner, you should know the primary winter weather alerts and what to expect if one of these is issued in New Castle County.

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

Winter Weather Facts

Winter Weather Facts

SNOWFLAKES COME IN ALL SIZES

The average snowflake ranges from a size slightly smaller than a penny to the width of a human hair, but according to some unverified sources, they can grow much larger.  Witnesses of a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana, in 1887, claimed to see saucepan-sized crystals fall from the sky.  If true, that would make them the largest snowflakes ever spotted, at around 15 inches wide!

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can immediately respond to winter storm and flooding conditions.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle: Holiday Safety Tips

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle: Holiday Safety Tips

Unplug Lights 

Never leave the lights on over night or while you are not at home.

Don't Overload The Cord

Attach only 3 maximum strings of lights to anyone extension cord, then place cords along wall to prevent a tripping hazard.  Never run them under rugs or carpet.

Choose The Correct Lights

Use low energy, safe lighting that's been certified by a safety testing lab. Don't use damaged or frayed cords.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree how lovely are thy branches.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree how lovely are thy branches.

Christmas trees bring lights, joy and happiness into our homes during the holiday season, however they also bring risk of fires that could damage your home!

According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) Christmas trees alone result in $13 million in property damage each year.  

CLICK HERE for tips on keeping your holiday safe and to be fire free.  

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

How to Clean Your Fabrics

How to Clean Your Fabrics

Read the Care Label to Learn the Best Way to Care for and Fabrics Found in Your Closet

Knowing how to properly care for the different types of fabric in your wardrobe can help keep clothing looking its best and lengthen its life. Always read the garment's sewn-in care label before laundering, dry, and iron common garment fabrics.

CLICK HERE for more SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Tips & How TOs

Biological Hazards

Biological Hazards

What is a Biohazard?

Biological hazards, also known as biohazards, refer to biological substances that pose a threat to the health of living organisms, primarily that of humans. This can include samples of a microorganism, virus or toxin (from a biological source) that can affect human health. It can also include substances harmful to other animals.

Examples of biohazards include:

  • Human or animal blood
  • Human or animal waste and body fluids
  • Deceased animals
  • Human remains
  • Used drug needles
  • Medical waste (used syringes and bandages)
  • Rotting food

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Today – (302) 392-6000

How to Have a Warmer Winter

How to Have a Warmer Winter

Keep Toasty All Winter Long

The crisp snap of autumn weather is a reminder that even colder days lie ahead. Get ready for them by performing a few simple chores now that will keep you toasty all winter long.

CLICK HERE for “7 Things to Do Right Now for a Warmer Winter”

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE is here to help you prepare for and deal with the winter weather.

Detox Your Home

Detox Your Home

Create a Healthy Home for You and Your Family

The average home contains hundreds of toxins, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. While these toxins may be tolerated individually and in small doses, problems can arise when one is exposed to them in combination or in larger doses. Everyone’s tolerance level is different depending on genetics, nutritional status and previous or ongoing exposure to toxins.

Learn how SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can help improve the indoor air quality in your home. Call us today -(302) 392-6000.

Indoor Air Quality: Radon

Indoor Air Quality: Radon

Radon is a Health Hazard with a Simple Solution

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that's formed during the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon exits the ground and can seep into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. Radon gas can also contaminate well water. 

For more information about indoor air quality, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE today, (302) 392-6000.

Lead in Your Home

Lead in Your Home

Protect Your Family from Exposures to Lead

Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals causing health effects.

Learn what SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can do to help with a possible lead exposure or other biohazard circumstance in your home. Call us at (302) 392-6000

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Learn About the Hazardous Waste in Your Home

EPA considers some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them.

CLICK HERE for SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s Tips & How TOs

Need Biohazard Cleanup Services? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Cloudy White Rings on Wood Furniture

Cloudy White Rings on Wood Furniture

Heat & Water Stained Wood

Stains and marks made by liquid or steam are usually white or light-colored. That means that they haven’t penetrated much more deeply than through the waxed or polished surface. When the stain is dark, however, it indicates that the liquid has penetrated through the finish on the wood and possibly through to the wood itself. If this is the case, you have more of a fix on your hands.

Those white, cloudy rings on your wood furniture don't have to stay there forever. 

CLICK HERE for tips on how to remove white rings from wooden furniture.

Need Cleaning Services?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE –(302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Every Accomplishment Starts With The Decision To Try”

-Gail Devers

The greatest accomplishments through the history of mankind all started with the decision to try. Great men and women knew that there was a chance they would fail on their first attempt but they did not allow this to stop them from trying. You will never be successful in anything unless you try, and don't be discouraged if it takes more than one attempt to reach a successful conclusion. Look at any failures as practice attempts, allowing you to get better until you are finally able to cross the finish line and reach your goal.

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Eighty Percent of Success is Showing Up.” 

-Woody Allen


Showing up is more than merely putting in a physical appearance. It's also intellectually showing up. Get your head in the game. Your mental presence equates to a desire to take full advantage of the opportunities put in front of you, large or small. This establishes the foundation for success.

Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix

Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix

Mixing Can Result in an Uncertain and Dangerous Chemical Reaction

There is a common misconception that you’ll get better results if you mix different household cleaning products. The truth is that mixing them together can be very dangerous because the combination you get can produce unexpected chemical reactions that can be very harmful to your health

CLICK HERE for “6 Cleaning Products You Should Never Mix”

Need Cleaning Services?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE –(302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold

Understanding Mold

The Difference Between Mold and Mildew

Mildew can be described as a specific type of mold. Mold is a fungus that contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in the form of black or green patches which penetrate beneath the surface of the affected material. Mildew, on the other hand, has flat growth that remains on the surface where it can be easily removed. While mold usually grows on food or inside permanent structures, such as walls and crawl spaces, mildew is to be found on damp surfaces, paper, fabrics, and various organic materials in your home.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE (302) 392-6000

Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup

Trauma & Crime Scene Cleanup

Crime Scenes and the Importance of Trained Professional Cleaning

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE’s technicians follow OSHA and EPA protocols to help transform an unsafe environment back into a clean, safe home or business. Our first focus is always safety, since crime or accident scenes may involve blood borne pathogens, harmful chemicals, and other dangers. We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Today at (302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold

Understanding Mold

The Best Way to Control Mold Growth is to Control Moisture

Mold is part of the natural environment and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem unless it begins growing indoors. The best way to control mold growth is to control moisture.

CLICK HERE for a few tips on mold and moisture for homes, schools, multifamily and commercial buildings. Molds can have a big impact on indoor air quality.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle – (302) 392-6000

Bad Habits You Should Break

Bad Habits You Should Break

Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

Are you guilty of these bad habits?

  1. Piling Up Dirty Rags
  2. Misusing Electric Blankets
  3. Neglecting Appliance Recalls
  4. Lingering Dryer Lint
  5. Letting Your Laptop Overheat
  6. Choosing the Wrong Wattage
  7. Using Too Many Extension Cords
  8. Performing DIYs You're Not Qualified to Do
  9. Disregarding Dust
  10. Storing Batteries Improperly
  11. Ignoring Uninvited Pesty Guests
  12. Forgetting the Chimney Sweep
  13. Overlooking the Range Hood
  14. Arranging Furniture Unwisely

CLICK HERE for 14 Bad Habits That Could Burn Down Your House

Have Smoke or Fire Damage? Call (302) 392-6000

Drafty Windows? Solutions for Every Budget

Drafty Windows? Solutions for Every Budget

Keep Your Family Snug and Cozy

Leaky windows can make the inside of your home feel downright chilly. The permanent solution to drafts is to replace old and leaky windows with new, energy-efficient versions. Not everyone, however, can afford the substantial cost, and for those who are renting a home, expensive projects simply don't make sense. But there are some quick and easy fixes that can make a big difference in both your comfort level and your heating bills. 

CLICK HERE for “8 Easy DIY Projects to Help Dispel Those Drafts”

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Office Safety During the Holiday Season in New Castle County

Office Safety During the Holiday Season in New Castle County

With the Holiday Season upon Us, It’s Important to Keep Workplace Safety in Mind. 

Don’t let a preventable accident take the enjoyment out of your holidays – whether you’re excitedly preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, take a few minutes to read our decorating safety DOs and DON’Ts.

CLICK HERE for the “DOs and DON’Ts of Holiday Office Decorating”  

If your business experiences any disaster related events over this holiday season call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE for your fire and water restoration needs - (302) 392-6000.

HOW TO: Remove Ketchup Stains

HOW TO: Remove Ketchup Stains

The Key to Removing Ketchup Stains Is to Act as Quickly as Possible.

The longer it stays on the carpetupholstery or clothing the more likely it is to set in, and the more work and effort it will take to remove it.

Remove any excess ketchup with a spoon or knife, but be careful not to rub it into the fabric. Avoid dabbing at it as this can spread the stain.  It’s important to read all wash care labels thoroughly before washing and test any stain-removing solutions on a hidden area of the fabric first.

CLICK HERE for a “Ketchup Stain Removal Guide”

Reducing the Risk of Electrical Fires in Your Bear, DE Home Can Be Simple

Reducing the Risk of Electrical Fires in Your Bear, DE Home Can Be Simple

Electrical Fires

With technology and electronic accessories being an inescapable part of day-to-day activities, it means that electricity is in high-demand and is working around the clock in our homes. Homes today are generating a tremendous amount of electricity, and the greater the electric load, the greater the risk of electric-related fires.

When fire and water damage strikes, a fast response is critical. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to your Bear, DE home or business. A faster response helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce cost.

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Is Your Apartment Property Ready for the Holidays?

Is Your Apartment Property Ready for the Holidays?

U.S. Fire Departments Respond to an Average of 240 Home Fires per Year That Started with Christmas

Nearly half of these fires were caused by electrical problems, and one in four resulted from a heat source that was placed too close to the tree.

CLICK HERE for 10 tips that property owners and managers can use to educate apartment residents and staff when decking the halls.

Have an emergency at your property? – Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 

After a Storm or Flood in Delaware City, DE

After a Storm or Flood in Delaware City, DE

Immediate Action is Crucial

When you are dealing with storm, flood, 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, DE can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

CLICK HERE for “Tips to Help You After a Storm or Flood in Delaware City, DE”

Have A Water Damage Emergency? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold

Understanding Mold

What Is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.

Stachybotrys Chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE(302) 392-6000

HOARDING - Issues for the Fire Service In New Castle County, DE

HOARDING - Issues for the Fire Service In New Castle County, DE

Hoarding Can Be a Fire Hazard

Many fire departments are experiencing serious fires, injuries, and deaths as the result of compulsive hoarding behavior. 

The excessive accumulation of materials in homes poses a significant threat to firefighters fighting fires and responding to other emergencies in these homes and to residents and neighbors.

Let SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE take care of the cleanup of a hoarding situation. Call (302) 392-6000 to arrange a compassionate yet constructive consultation.

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Winter Storm Disasters: Facts for Families in New Castle County, DE

Winter Storm Disasters: Facts for Families in New Castle County, DE

Winter Storms & How To Prepare

A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at low temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are low enough to allow ice to form. 

You Can Prepare

  • Learn the winter storm risk in New Castle County.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin.
  • Sign up now to receive text messages and emergency alerts in our area.

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How TO: Get Your House to Not Smell like Your Pets

How TO: Get Your House to Not Smell like Your Pets

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle Can Help You

You may love your animals, but that doesn’t mean you have to love the way they make your house smell. Don’t worry, pet odor is something you can tackle with a few simple actions and changes. The key is focusing on the source before addressing any lingering odors.

CLICK HERE for tips on “How to Get Your House to Not Smell like Your Pets”

Need Cleaning Services?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE(302) 392-6000

Understanding Mold and the Remediation Process

Understanding Mold and the Remediation Process

Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

Signs of Mold? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE – (302) 392-6000

Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays

Prevent Water Damage to Your Home While Away for the Holidays

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

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.

The 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

If you have water damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE immediately at (302) 392-6000 to minimize the damage to your home and belongings.

HOW TO: Remove a Blood Stain From Fabric

HOW TO: Remove a Blood Stain From Fabric

Biohazard Cleanup and Restoration

Whether you nick yourself while shaving, or receive an unexpected scratch, it’s important to treat the stains on your fabric as soon as possible; blood stains are relatively easy to remove before they set but can be nearly impossible to wash out after 24 hours. 

CLICK HERE for tips on How to Remove a Blood Stain From Fabric

If you find that the blood stain is more than you can handle yourself contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000. We offer a full range of cleaning services for jobs of all shapes and sizes.

Understanding Winter Weather Alerts in New Castle County, DE

Understanding Winter Weather Alerts in New Castle County, DE

Winter Weather Warnings, Watches & Advisories

Your local National Weather Service office knows the local area and will issue Warnings, Watches or Advisories based on local criteria.  Click here to learn more about Winter Weather Alerts and What They Mean

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

Leaf Burning Prohibited in New Castle County, Delaware

Leaf Burning Prohibited in New Castle County, Delaware

There Are Rules Regarding Open Burning That Delaware Residents Must Obey.

With autumn leaves beginning to fall, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE reminds residents that burning leaves is prohibited in the state of Delaware.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE takes great pride in being an active member of this community. We want to do our part to ensure the community thrives by keeping the area safe and making it the best it can be. 

For help with a fire loss at your home or business Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, De (302) 392-6000

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey

Thawing a Frozen Turkey Takes Time

You’ll need to take special care when defrosting your turkey since some approaches are unsafe. 

You’ve got a few safe alternatives for safely thawing your frozen turkey.

For instructions on each method see our blog How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey (And how Not To)”

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

Biohazard Cleanup & Restoration

Biohazard Cleanup & Restoration

Helping Hoarders Address The Mess In New Castle County, DE

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inventory, sort, and pack items of value. Our cleaning technicians also gather articles that need disposal and arrange for proper disposition. As we work through the affected areas, you can count on our crew members to be respectful and compassionate.

Concentrate on supporting your loved one at this difficult time and let SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE take care of the cleanup of a hoarding situation. Call (302) 392-6000 to arrange a compassionate yet constructive consultation. 

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Follow Us on Your Favorite Social Media Network

Let’s Be Social - Follow Us, Like Us, Watch Us

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Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

-Zig Ziglar

"Taking the stairs" simply means making effort, daily efforts that need to occur in order to hit the pinnacle or apex of success. To "take the elevator" means trying to bypass the hard work and consistent effort needed to make it in sales. The edifice of success has no elevators located in it.

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

 “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”  

-Zig Ziglar

Starting is the most important part of success, even though finishing is often thought of as having arrived. It’s so easy to get caught up in wondering about how things will turn out that we lose sight of getting started. Also, if you worry about failing, or coming up against obstacles along the way, this can deter you from even starting. But all of that is imaginary thinking because you only know what will really happen when you start moving towards your goal and deal with these challenges as you come upon them.

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Your Business

Improving Indoor Air Quality at Your Business

Why Does Indoor Air Quality Matter?

Most people spend an average of 90% of their time indoors. Much of that time, for adults, is spent in an office, or warehouse, environment. Indoor air quality can contribute to the health and comfort of your employees, customers, and all who visit your place of business.

Cleaner air can lead to a healthier and more productive workforce. It also can improve your clients’ and visitors’ experiences with your company. If your company could benefit from any of our services, please call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Quickly Turn Off Water To The Sink

Quickly Turn Off Water To The Sink

Learn how to turn off the water to the bathroom sink quickly before a problem occurs that could result in a water damage.

  • Look under the sink for the two turnoff valves — one each for the hot and cold water faucets.
  • Grasp the valves with your hands — no tools are needed - and turn them clockwise until they are tightly closed.
  • Twist the water faucets to the full on-position and run the water until it stops.

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

Commercial Storm Restoration Services

Commercial Storm Restoration Services

Storms and inclement weather can be devastating to any business. Wind damage, heavy rain, and flooding can occur suddenly and cause substantial damage in a matter of minutes. There’s never a convenient time for flooding or storm damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

If your business suffers a major loss, call (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”

-Tim Notke

This quote by Tim Notke, a high school coach, was popularized by Kevin Durant in 2007 when he was the National College Basketball Player of the Year.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween from everyone here at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE. Have fun and stay safe.

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

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

Commercial Water Damage Restoration

No Job Is Too Large

There’s never a convenient time for flooding or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

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

Prepare Your New Castle, DE Home for the Winter Weather

Prepare Your New Castle, DE Home for the Winter Weather

Tree Maintenance & Care

Heavy snow and high winds can knock down tree limbs, taking out power lines, damaging siding, and can easily crash through roofs and even crush a car. 

Getting your trees trimmed can help prevent this type of damage, as well as keep your trees healthy and looking great.

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

Properly Clean Your Children’s Toys to Avoid Mold Growth

Properly Clean Your Children’s Toys to Avoid Mold Growth

Properly Clean Your Children’s Toys to Avoid Mold Growth

Mold and bath toys often go hand in hand. When the warm water is left to sit inside the tub toy, it provides a warm, moist environment for mold to grow. Unfortunately, in many cases, it is nearly impossible to remove this mold. It is safest to replace the moldy toys with new toys. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE - (302) 392-6000

Where Is the Mold?

Where Is the Mold?

Mold Is Present Almost Everywhere

Mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere. It can be found in drywall, in a leaking roof, and even in a Christmas tree. Most of the time, a low level of mold will have little effect on you.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

If you suspect that your Bear, DE home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inspect, assess and remediate your property. Call today! (302) 392-6000

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

No Job Is Too Large

When you are dealing with storm, flood, 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, DE can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

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

How to Ward off Mischief Night Vandals

How to Ward off Mischief Night Vandals

Taking precautions against Mischief Night revelers will ensure that your property remains untouched.

Move Halloween decorations inside for the night.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE provides these Halloween safety tips so you can have a safe and fun Halloween. If during the holiday season your home is harmed by vandalismwater damagefire damage, or damage from a late season storm, call on us to start the cleanup process.

Commercial Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

Commercial Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

There are several causes for sewer blockages which can lead to sewage water backup in your building, requiring immediate commercial sewage removal. While some are easy to prevent, others are hidden and hard to detect before damage occurs. 

Water from sewer system backups should be considered very dangerous. The water is grossly unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Special training and equipment is necessary to safely clean this type of contamination.

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE -(302) 392-6000

Cleaning Gutters Is Essential To Property Maintenance

Cleaning Gutters Is Essential To Property Maintenance

Water 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.

If your home has water damage from flooding or leaks caused by clogged or damaged gutters, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE (302) 392-6000

Spreading Germs When You Least Expect It

Spreading Germs When You Least Expect It

Clean, Disinfect and Deodorization

In addition to influenza, there is a gaggle of bacteria most commonly consisting of, but not limited to, staphylococcus (staph infection), streptococcus (strep throat), and E. coli. Bacteria are most easily contracted from flat surfaces such as benches and gym mats.

Commercial Cleaning Services

Equipped with the necessary safety apparatus and cleaning products, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can help transform these unhealthy environments back into clean, safe facilities

Learn more about our commercial cleaning services: Commercial Cleaning Services

Have Questions? SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  –(302) 392-6000

A Leaking or Overflowing Toilet Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Home

A Leaking or Overflowing Toilet Can Cause Water Damage Throughout Your Home

When Water Ventures Out of the Lines

The ceiling in this finished basement collapsed and exposed a water leak from the bathroom above.

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."

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

Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000 

Avoiding Water Damage from Sump Pump Failure

Avoiding Water Damage from Sump Pump Failure

If Your Sump Pump Fails, Your Delaware City Basement Could Begin to Fill with Water

If you have a basement, your sump pump is often your last line of defense against flooding.  It works by safely diverting water away from your house and is especially important during times of heavy rain when it puts your Delaware City, DE home at risk of water damage. 

If your sump pump fails, you could find your basement under water.  When this happens, it is important to act fast! Water damage can be a progressive issue and if not dealt with in a timely manner, this could lead to structural damage, mold and much more.

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

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

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

RELAX, YOU CALLED SERVPRO!

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."

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

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE is locally owned and operated—so we are part of this community too. 

Have Water or Flood Damage?
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Emergency Alerts and Warnings

Emergency Alerts and Warnings

Emergency Alerts Sent to Your Mobile Device Can Help Keep You Safe During a Disaster in New Castle County, DE

Emergency Alerts are sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service. Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency.

Emergency Alerts can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm’s way, without need to download in app or subscribe to a service.

When disaster hits your property and you need restoration services, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302)392-6000

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

Mold Beneath Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl is more resilient to water than laminate flooring, because it does not absorb water and is glued down not free floating. If a vinyl floor is affected by water damage, it can be saved depending on the amount of time the water has been dwelling. Once water has found its way underneath the tiles, the tiles must be removed. Vinyl acts as a vapor barrier and does not allow for evaporation which is needed in the drying process.

If You See Signs of Mold, 
Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Today – (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain"

-Dolly Parton

Remember, a rainbow doesn’t appear until after the rain. Into every life some rain must fall. And, while we would like to avoid the rain, it’s inevitable.

Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

Vandalism and Graffiti Cleanup

Halloween Mischief: Pranks & Vandalism

While the cleanup from mischievous tricksters who use this night to egg and toilet paper the homes of their neighbors can be stressful and un-enjoyable to clean up, there are also many other vandalism occurrences that are costly as well. 

If you are the victim of vandalism, it is essential to remove the damage as quickly as possible, not just for you own peace of mind, but to discourage future acts of destruction.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE will make Halloween vandalism “Like it never even happened”

Your Belongings and Storm Damage

Your Belongings and Storm Damage

Preserving Precious Keepsakes

Storm and water damage affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE understands that your home is more than a structure; your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings help transform a house into a home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Avoid Bathroom Mold

Avoid Bathroom Mold

Use a Squeegee After a Shower to Remove the Excess Water

Bathrooms are the least favorite room for homeowners to clean. However, dust, dirt, grime, and moisture sitting on your bathroom surfaces can lead to mold and mildew. So, why avoid the cleanup and put your family’s health at risk? Bathrooms should be cleaned weekly, but there’s also little things that can be done daily that can help keep mold from growing.

If you suspect that your Bear home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

What's Behind That Wall?

The wall tile in this bathroom looks as though it is in good shape. As the tiles are peeled away from the wall it revealed the scope of the mold problem.

Mold damage can occur beneath the surfaces in many areas. If you are in the midst of a renovation and identify water leaks or mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000. We will customize a solution for your specific needs.

Maintenance of Our Equipment

Maintenance of Our Equipment

Equipment Checkup

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE is very diligent in maintaining and repairing our equipment. In this photo our Crew Chief Jyoti is inspecting a dehumidifier left onsite at a commercial water damage in Wilmington, DE

Here at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE, we know how important it is to keep our equipment clean and properly running. Without regularly cleaning and maintaining equipment, there is always a chance that it could cross contaminate an unaffected area or break down and fail to perform the job it is intended for.

Commercial Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning Services

Beyond the Scope of Your Regular Janitorial Staff

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 should call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE for prompt service.

Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE to make your workspace look its very best.

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

Emergency Ready Profile

Emergency Ready Profile

Minimize Business Interruption After a Disaster by Having an Immediate Plan of Action in Place for Your Commercial Facility

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) will help insure you and your business are "Ready for whatever happens."

Download SERVPRO's free Ready Plan app to using your smartphone or tablet.  ttps://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE as your preferred SERVPRO franchise in the event of a disaster.

Call (302) 392-6000 to inquire about your ERP today!

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup: Automobile

Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup: Automobile

Empathy & Respect

Many times, crime and accident scenes have blood and other biohazard contaminants that pose a serious health risk. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE will respond immediately and have the specialized training, protective equipment, and experience to safely clean Trauma & Crime Scene.

We will always treat your property and the people involved with the greatest empathy and respect in the face of trying circumstances.

Need Trauma or Crime Scene Cleanup? Call (302) 392-6000

Tips You Can Be Thankful For

Tips You Can Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips That Make Preventing A Cooking Fire Simple

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.

Don’t let a cook fire put a damper on your holiday fun.  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Residential Cleaning Services

Residential Cleaning Services

Life Happens!

If you lead a busy lifestyle and can’t find the time to clean your home, call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE -  (302) 392-6000

You know SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE as a leader in Fire and Water Cleanup and Restoration, but our professional residential cleaning services can also make a dirty carpet "Like it never even happened."

Newark, DE: Local Hotel Fire

Newark, DE: Local Hotel Fire

Commercial Fire Damage

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE received a call about a fire that took place in a local hotel.  When we arrived onsite we realized quickly that the water used to put out the fire caused more damage than the actual fire  

There is no size disaster that SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can not handle.  

Commercial Fire or Water Damage? Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Motivational Moment

Motivational Moment

"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall"

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

-The Great Gatsby

Here we are in Chapter 7 of The Great Gatsby, and the misery keeps coming. Daisy sees life as an unending round of boredom that eventually ends in death; Jordan sees it as a constant cycle of renewal. 

SEE MORE: Motivational Moments and Cleaning Tips:

Residential and Commercial Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. 

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

Buckled & Warped Hardwood Flooring

Buckled & Warped Hardwood Flooring

Plumbing Leak Causes Damage To Hardwood Floor In This New Castle County, DE Vacant Home

A Plumbing leak caused the hardwood flooring to buckle and warp in this vacant home. The water damaged boards were removed; the floor supports dried out and sprayed with an antifungal agent in preparation for reinstalling the planks. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE’s technicians restore rather than replace whenever it is viable.

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

Smoke & Soot Damage

Smoke & Soot Damage

Smoke & Soot Spreads Throughout The Entire Residence

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE responded to a fire in Glasgow, DE. The fire was a result of a frying pan that caught on fire.  The smoke and soot spread throughout the entire residence, affecting each room with a layer of soot and an odor that needed to be cleaned.  

Each room was cleaned thoroughly to eliminate the soot and the odor.  You can see from this picture the a thick layer of soot covering this door on the 2nd floor of the home.

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

CONTENTS RESTORATION IN BEAR, DE

CONTENTS RESTORATION IN BEAR, DE

Fire Damaged Artwork

From furniture to antiques to artwork and appliances, we'll treat your treasures with the care they deserve. 

In this image you can see how SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE’s Fire Restoration team was able to remove the soot from this framed artwork after a house fire in Bear, DE

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Cookware After A Wilmington, DE Kitchen Fire

Cookware After A Wilmington, DE Kitchen Fire

Cookware After A Fire

Cookware is built to endure extremely high temperatures. Most pots and pans are made of steel and iron. Their placement within confined spaces helps them survive the not-so-severe fires.

In this image you can see the damage caused by a kitchen fire and how SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE’s team was able to clean and make it “Like it never even happened.”

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

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Carpet Delamination After A Water Damage In New Castle, DE

Carpet Delamination After A Water Damage In New Castle, DE

Carpet Delamination Is A Real Risk.

Carpet has a primary backing and a secondary backing. The secondary backing is the one that is in contact with the floor underneath. Typically, soaked carpets and padding from groundwater flooding requires disposal and then a thorough drying of the floor base.
 
Delamination occurs when the primary backing becomes separated from the secondary backing. There are several causes of delamination, including poor quality manufacturing and improper installation. Another reason is flood damage. Water might cause the bonding glue to break down and the two backings to separate. 

Call SERVPRO of Bear/Newcastle, DE if your carpet has been affected by water damage.

2017 Fire Prevention Week

2017 Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is from October 8th to October 14th.

In a fire every second counts. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.  That’s why this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. 

Have Questions About Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Today –(302) 392-6000

What Happens If My Sump Pump Stops Working?

What Happens If My Sump Pump Stops Working?

This New Castle County, DE Basement Flooded When The Sump Pump Stopped Working.

Sump pump failures are one of those things that you don't think about until it is too late. It's important to have a backup system in place. Consider one or more of the following options as a backup system:

  • Secondary Electric Pump
  • Battery Backup Powered System
  • Hydraulic Pump
  • High Level Alarm

If your Delaware County property has experienced water damage or mold from a sump pump failure call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE  (302) 392-6000

Fire Damage In Bear, DE

Fire Damage In Bear, DE

Chemical Dry Sponge - Soot Damage.

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle’s fire restoration technicians use this Dry Cleaning Sponge to clean ceilings, walls, blinds, lamp and window shades and much more that have been soot damaged in this Bear, De house fire

The use of chemical dry sponges aides the mitigating process of any loss by determining what can be repaired instead of replaced. SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE partners with the insurance industry to reduce claims and make their and our customers whole.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today – (302) 392-6000

Smoke & Heat Damage Caused By A New Castle County, DE Fire

Smoke & Heat Damage Caused By A New Castle County, DE Fire

Damages Caused By A Fire.

The structure and contents from this home suffered from burning, heat damage, charring, smoke damage, and water damage.  Many materials were destroyed in the fire, being partially or wholly consumed in the process of combustion. But, most of the damage occurred from the heat, and smoke residues which impact materials.

Learn more about the different kinds of damage from SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000.

Fall Cleaning

Fall Cleaning

Prepare Your New Castle, DE Home For Your Winter Hibernation.

It’s that beautiful time of year again. The leaves are changing, the weather is colder, and the days are getting shorter. Before you begin to transition to spending more time indoors, get your house ready for increased habitation with this fall cleaning checklist.

Need help with your fall cleaning?  Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE at (302) 392-6000

Get Your Ducts In Order!

Get Your Ducts In Order!

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Will Help You Get Your Ducts In Order

Make it a priority to inspect the duct work of your Bear, DE Home or Business.

Ventilation systems are the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality.

If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Odors
  • Dirt and debris
  • Other contaminants

Benefits Of Servicing Your HVAC Unit:

  • Helps to restore peak energy efficiency.
  • May help to eliminate offensive odors.
  • Helps reduce the potential for mold growth.

For more information on Duct cleaning, call us today, (302) 392-6000

Ultrasonic Machine

Ultrasonic Machine

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE - Ultrasonic Cleaning

Our Ultrasonic Machine is located in our Bear, De office. This machine is used to clean many different items including items damaged by mold or soot.  We can clean some electronics, jewelry, family heirlooms, light fixtures, etc.  

Ultrasonic Cleaning Benefits;

  • Deep and even clean
  • Delicate cleaning for those delicate items
  • High speed & energy efficient cleaning
  • Minimal chemicals

Ultrasonic works with high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations, along with the special cleaning solutions, to create the effect of millions of tiny bubbles which breakdown contaminants off the target surface without the need for scrubbing.

Caring For Your Belongings

Caring For Your Belongings

Moldy Furniture In a Bear, DE House

This was the aftermath of a pipe leak in New Castle, DE. The homeowners were out of town and unaware of what was happening to everything in their home. It didn't take long for mold to grow throughout the entire property.

Contents Restoration

SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE specializes in restoring contents damaged by fire, water, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced.

Have a Mold Problem? 
Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Today (302) 392-6000