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Faster to Any Size Disaster!

2/8/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Faster to Any Size Disaster! Residential House Fire

The first 48 hours after a fire damage can make the difference between restoring versus replacing damaged property and personal belongings.  Rapid response and timely mitigation can help prevent fire damage from creating long-term problems.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown Professionals understand returning to normal is your primary concern.  Our Response Teams are trained in caring for both you and your property.  By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown Professionals can help you get your home or business back up and running quickly and help protect your property and belongings.  If your home or business suffers a fire damage, contact SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown to help make it "Like it never even happened."

Do You Have A Plan?

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

How quickly your company can get back to business after a tornado, fire, or flood often depends on the emergency planning done today.  While each situation is unique, your organization can be better prepared if you plan carefully, put emergency procedures in place and practice for all kinds of emergencies.  The following are basic measures business owners and managers can take to begin preparing. 

Develop a Business Continuity Plan

Review Insurance Coverage

Prepare your Emergency Plan

Practice the Emergency Plan

Secure Your Facility and Equipment

Improve Cyber Security

We can help you in the venture by completing an Emergency Readiness Plan for your business.  We are now linking all of our commercial clients with the 911 dispatch center so that the Emergency Responders know everything they need to know about your building.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is always here to help!

Hurricane Preparedness Week 5/15-5/21

5/12/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hurricane Preparedness Week 5/15-5/21 #itonlytakesone #hurricanestrong

It's that time of year again!  Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21, 2016.  Here are some tips from FEMA to Prepare your home and/or your business.  At your home cover all of your home's windows with precut plywood to protect them from high winds.  Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.  Keep all trees and shrubs well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.  Turn off propane tanks.  Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes.  In your business make sure you carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally, to determine which staff, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.  Identify operations critical to survival and recovery.  Plan what you will do if your building, is not accessible.  For more great tips please visit:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/hurricane_preparedness.html

What can an HVAC cleanings do for your home?

4/29/2016 (Permalink)

Cleaner air means a healthier home.  Dirty ducts can circulate odors and contaminants like mold and irritating dust throughout the home.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown uses a proven Portable Ventilation and Duct Cleaning System to examine ductwork and make a clean sweep, removing years of dust and grime. 

  • Lowers indoor air pollution
  • Reduces pet dander
  • Eliminates offensive odors
  • Restores peak operating condition
  • Prolongs the life of your system

Biohazard, Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup

4/15/2016 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard, Vandalism and Crime Scene Cleanup Fire extinguisher clean up in one of our local high schools.

We are recognized as a leading fire and water cleanup and restoration provider by hundreds of insurance companies.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown professionals offer fast, reliable biohazard and crime scene cleanup and restoration services to residential and commercial property owners.  Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences for building occupants, employees, customers and owners.  A failure to properly handle and safely remove such hazardous substances can contribute to unhealthy and even dangerous environments.  We at SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown are trained to safely and effectively remove biohazardous substances and prepare waste for proper disposal.  We can help with:

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Methamphetamine Labs
  • Crime Scene Residues
  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Sewage Backups
  • Black Water Intrusions
  • Mold Mitigation and Remediation

Watch vs. Warning

4/5/2016 (Permalink)

With spring bringing strong storms into our area it is best to be prepared.  Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning?  A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds.  A watch is issued by the SPC (Storm Prediction Center).  A severe thunderstorm warning means that a severe thunderstorm is occuring or is imminent based on Doppler radar information or a reliable spooter report.  A warning is issued by the local National Weather Service office.

Take Precautions

2/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Take Precautions Growth from a pipe break that was not properly remediated.

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown handles water damages every day and know prompt action is required to prevent mold growth.  Mold is more likely to spread when an environment has been subject to moisture for a long period of time.  If your property has sustained a recent water damage, it is vital to remove excess water and dry the structure promptly.  If there is an ongoing moisture problem in the building, it is important to be alert for:

  • The presence of visible mold.
  • Strong musty odors which may indicate mold is present.
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
  • Excessive humidity.

Frozen Pipe Prevention

2/12/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipe Prevention Broken Pipe

A frozen pipe can burst at the point where the ice blockage inside the pipe is located, but typically the rupture is caused by the backflow pressure between the water source and the blockage.  A burst pipe can cause considerable damage to your property if not address quickly.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown professionals are faster to any size disaster, bringing the latest equipment and training to help make your water damage "Like it never even happened."

Tips:

*Keep cabinet doors open to let warm air circulate around pipes

*Keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets

SERVPRO Proven Duct Cleaning System

2/8/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Process

  • The process begins by using patented equipment including a rot-scraper, which automatically adapts to the duct's shape and diameter while traveling through the duct, removing debris and filth before vacuuming begins.
  • Next, a powerful push-pull air delivery and collection system transfers the debris from the ducting to a 16-gallon container.
  • Air is filtered through a HEPA filtration system, removing 99.97% of particles in the airstream.  HEPA filters capture debris and keep the environment clean.
  • As an optional process, a sealant or coating product may be sprayed to address odor or microbial concerns.
  • Filters will either be cleaned or replaced to remove odor and dirt.

Puffbacks

2/1/2016 (Permalink)

A puffback is a messy furnace malfunction that occurs when an oil burner backfires, sending soot throughout your home or business.  It can happen all at once, covering an interior in grimy soot particles more gradually.  Equipped with the training, tools and experience to quickly and efficiently clean and restore your home or business, SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown will help make your puffback "Like it never even happened."