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Clean Air = A Healthy Home

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Clean air is essential to a healthy home. Duct Cleanings remove contaminants like dust and mold throughout your HVAC system.  Removing these contaminants will reduce unwanted odors in your home.

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.

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

Proper Remediation is Key

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Mold in Basement in Smyrna Mold in Basement

Mold is both visible and hidden. It is insidious, growing behind walls, under floors, in ducts, behind ceiling tiles and on our furnishings. Mold is a type of fungi which has many varieties. Some are harmless, while others can cause possible illnesses and health effects and are destructive to our properties. These fungi release spores so quickly, especially when disturbed that by the time we realize there may be a problem, there already is one. Proper mold remediation process includes analyzing the impacted area, thoroughly drying, repairing any causes of water leaks and wetness as well as wearing proper protective gear.  SERVPRO of Dover Middletown has expert technicians that can remediate your mold problem and offer future protection.

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

Smoke Detectors Save Lives

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

Proper installation and maintenance of smoke alarms are vital to saving lives.  Working smoke detectors reduce the risk of injury by 50%. Having a fire plan is an essential fire safety strategy. Knowing what to do and where to go during a fire emergency can save lives and reduce property damage.

Here are a few tips you need to know!

  • Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed 10 feet away from cooking appliance to prevent false alarms.
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years
  • Replace batteries in all smoke alarms at least once year

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

September is Peak Hurricane Season

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

Storm Damage in Middletown Storm Damage in Middletown

It's that time of year again!  September is peak Hurricane Season.  An above average season for storm activity has been predicted for 2022. Here are some tips from FEMA to safeguard yourr home and/or your business against the potential Hurricane damage.  At your home cover all of your home's windows with precut plywood to protect them from high winds.  Secure all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and other items that are not tied down.  Keep all trees and shrubs manicured so they are more wind resistant.  Turn off propane tanks.  Maintain 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. 

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

Response Time Makes the Difference

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

The first 24-48 hours after a water damage or fire damage can make the biggest difference between restoring versus replacing damaged property and personal belongings. Our rapid response and timely mitigation can help prevent water and fire damage from creating long-term problems.  SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown understands returning your home or business 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 restoration services, SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown professionals can help you get your home or business back up and running quickly.

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

Emergency Ready Program

9/16/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ofDover/Middletown is a full-service restoration firm servicing commercial customers. We specialize in commercial drying, cleaning and decontamination needs. Our collaborative method reduces operational risks, minimize downtime, and gets your business back up and running as quickly as possible.

The SERVPRO Emergency Readiness Program will help you create a cloud-based directory of staff emergency manuals, emergency contact information and critical building information in case of an emergency. Since most disasters happen after normal business hours or when you are away, your team will have all this data at theirfingertips, wherever you need it, with a push of a button.

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is here to help with all your mitigation and restoration needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact our office at 302-735-9940 for assistance.

Don't Play with Fire

1/12/2022 (Permalink)

House Fire in Dover DE house fire

As Winter settles in and temperatures begin to plummet, homeowners look for alternative ways to warm their homes.  In an effort to control heating costs, many residents utilize fireplaces, wood burning stoves, and portable heaters.  Used properly and under supervision, each will be a cost efficient tool to heat the home.  However, improper use of portable heating is the leading cause of house fires during the winter months.  

Below are a few home heating safety tips:

  • Inspect and Clean your chimney and pipes annually
  • Do not plug electric heaters into extensions cords or power strips
  • Always unplug electric heaters when not in use
  • Never run heater cords under rugs or carpeting

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is always here to help.  You can count on us for all your mitigation, restoration and reconstruction needs. 

Winter Ready?

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

Snow in Felton DE Snow in Felton DE

The start of 2022 has brought extreme cold, wind and snow to the Northeast. 

SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown is ready for whatever the winter has in store for the area, but is your home or business prepared?

Heavy precipitation, freezing temperatures and winds can be destructive to your home or office. It is imperative to proactively winterize your home and office.  Roofs, water pipes, and gutters should be inspected to ensure they are operating properly. Clogged gutters can result in roof damage or interior water damage.  Downspouts should flow away from your property, if not they could result in foundation issues or water in the basement or crawlspace. 

SERVPRO of DOVER/Middletown is here to help 24/7 with all your water, fire, mold and reconstruction needs.  

Warning vs Watch: How to Prepare

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

snowfall snowfall in Dover

Now that Winter in upon the region, it is important to stay informed and up to date on the latest weather conditions.  Understanding weather terminology will guide you on how to prepare for an inclement forecast. explains the difference between a winter storm warning, watch and advisory as follows:

Winter Storm Warning - issued 12-24 hours before hazardous winter weather, in the form of heavy snow, freezing rain or heavy sleet is expected. 

Winter Storm Watch - issued 12-48 hours before the possibility of heavy snow, freezing rain or heavy sleet is expected.

Winter Weather Advisory - issued for snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and sleet accumulations that will cause significant inconveniences and dangerous conditions.

In preparation for any upcoming winter storm the following tips are recommended:

  • Weather strip your windows and doors to keep the cold and the elements outside
  • Stock up on bottled water, food and prescriptions
  • Insulate your Pipes
  • Consider a backup generator
  • Purchase batteries for flashlights and radios
  • Stay informed with weather apps and notifications

Whatever the weather may bring, you can count on SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown. We are here to help 7 days a week. 

SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile

1/11/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO ERP Emergency Ready Profile

Disasters do not always occur during normal 9 to 5 business hours.  A fire, burst water pipe, broken sprinkler or a sewage backup can strike at 3 o'clock in the afternoon or 3 o'clock in the morning. 

Is your business prepare to handle the unknown? Would someone in your organization know who to call or what to do at 3 am when a water pipe bursts or the toilet overflows? 

The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) can provide you a checklist of what to do and who to call in the event of a fire or water damage. An updated ERP allows for a quick response time that will help keep your employees safe and reduce any interruption to your business.  

An ERP provides key contact information as well as vital property information such as shut off valve locations with photos.  Your business' ERP is readily available through an app on your mobile device whenever and where ever you need it.

Don't wait for disaster to strike. Contact SERVPRO of Dover/Middletown to schedule your free SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile today.