The Power of Bubbles!
Restoring your belongings is now faster, easier and more effective with the ultrasonic deep cleaning machine. At SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County, we have a Morantz SM-200 Ultrasonic Cleaning Machine.
This machine is used to clean metals, glass, rubber, ceramics, hard plastic and so much more. Now you are probably wondering...how? The answer is by using high-frequency sound waves, which are transmitted through liquid, generating microscopic bubbles to dislodge contaminants. In other words, the power of bubbles.
Our staff is highly trained to use this machine to restore your personal belongings.
We use this machine for the following:
- Window Blinds
- Contents Restoration
- Musical Instruments
We have the equipment and trained staff to help you! We can help you for your next water, fire, mold and biohazard.
Flooding can leave you feeling stressed and not knowing what to do in the moment. We have some do's and don'ts for you in the event of water due to flooding.
- Attempt to enter the flood water prematurely.
- Ignore standing water in the hope that it will recede on its own.
- Assume a dry basement is safe.
- Call your insurance provider immediately.
- Call SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County with 24/7 emergency service, we're always here to help.
If water occurs, it is important to call us as soon as possible. The longer the water remains in your home, the more damage it will cause. This is why we offer 24/7 emergency service and can respond quickly.
Did you know if you do not maintain your dryer properly, it can be a potiential fire hazard. Here are some of our tips to keep your family safe.
- Have a professional install and repair the dryer
- Do not use the dryer without a lint filter
- Always clean the lint filter before/after loads
- Clean any loose or accumulating lint in and around the drum
- Rigid or flexible metal should be used in venting for proper use and drying for the dryer
- If clothing takes longer than usual check the vent pipe for any possible blockages
- Never leave a dryer left on during the night while sleeping or when away from your home
These are great tips to follow and a great way to prevent fire happening in the home. Although it is our job to help mitigate and restore after a fire. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County would much rather have everyone be safe and not see someone have to deal with fire damage.
Water Happens, SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County can help!
When water strikes it can affect your personal belongings One that can be a real pain to deal with is your mattress. Before you start to take the steps to recovery you may want to decide if it is worth it. Some things you may want to consider are the price and age. If you have a cheaper or older mattress it may just easier to get a new one rather than restore the wet one. Depending on the material of the mattress it may be a lot more difficult to dry out cotton, foam, or rubber ones. Mattress's with springs dry out much easier. Finally the extent of the damage, sometimes it's just to serious and easier to get rid of the mattress. It is important to act quickly if you decide save the mattress. Calling SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County will save you a lot of pain and struggle. Having the proper equipment to dry out the mattress properly. SERVPRO of Western Lehigh County will have your mattress completely dry and odor free in no time! We are here to help!
Three types of contaminated water
Did you know there are different types of water?
A common water damage scenario is sewage backups. Below are the three types of contaminated water:
Category 1: "Clean water"
Category 1 water is from a clean source like a broken water supply line or leaking faucet. If not treated immediately, the water can turn into a category 2 or category 3.
Category 2: "Gray Water"
Category 2 water is contaminated and could cause discomfort or illness. Be aware this water may contain bacteria and viruses
- Washing machine overflow
- Toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces
- Dishwasher overflow
Category 3: "Black Water"
Category 3 water is grossly contaminated and could cause severe illness or death if ingested and any contact should be avoided. May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
- Flooding from rivers or streams
- Water from beyond the toilet trap
- Water from the toilet bowl with feces
- Standing water that has begun to support microbial growth
Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County professionals are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are water damage restoration specialists with specialized training, equipment and protective gear to safely restore your home or business.
Commercial Space? We can help!
SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County is being called on by numerous businesses and community leaders to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean, disinfect and sanitize their properties. SERVPRO uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines cleanup practices. If you are interested in inquiring about our services we’re here to help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home.
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line meet this standard and carry the EPA-registered emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC.
SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County are uniquely prepared during this unprecedented time to clean and disinfect your home or business according to the protocols set forth by the CDC. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum. These same surfaces are mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces.
Mold in Commercial Space
There are many different types of mold. A common one that can be growing inside your commercial business is known as Botrytis mold, also known as gray mold. It can be found almost anywhere that plants are being grown including inside your business. It can spread easily through wind and water, and grow on a variety of surfaces. It first appears as a white fuzzy color rapidly turning to gray, and sometimes even brown. Like most molds Botrytis thrives in moisture and attacks the weak part of a plant and spreads to the healthy areas. Some frequent household foods that are affected are strawberries, grapes, lettuce, onions, and cabbage. Botrytis mold is highly allergenic. Because of all these issue, it is very important for this mold to be removed right away. At first sight any infected plant must be removed and disposed of to stop any further growth. To make sure your home is completely mold free contacting SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County is a smart decision. We can have one of our trained professionals out to your building to run air quality tests, and identify any mold issue that you may be dealing with. Once this is done if there is any mold that is found our team at SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County will be ready to remove and treat the affected area. Keeping your building mold free is the way to be!
Commercial space is no issue for us!
Flooding and water damage events in Allentown and Western Lehigh County commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.
SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property as soon as possible to make it look "Like it never even happened."
Are you afraid you might have water damage in your home or business?
Here are some signs of water damage.
- Do you feel any unusual dips or soft spots while walking?
- Has there been an increase in your water bill?
- Is there an unpleasant smell or increased humidity?
- Do you hear sounds of water?
- Are you noticing dark spots?
- Is there cracking, bubbling or flaking?
If you observe any of these signs, it is important to take care of it immediately to avoid more damage. If you wait to respond more damage can occur costing you more to fix it. Whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring a water damage contractor, start repairing the damage as soon as possible.
If you observe these signs, call SERVPRO of Allentown and Western Lehigh County to inspect the property. During our inspection, we will provide the customer with the next step to address the concern. We are able to use our specialized equipment to properly dry out your property.
Fire Safety Tips
Fires can be devastating to you and your family. Here are some tips for fire safety:
- Install smoke alarms on every level of your home.
- Make sure to change the batteries of the smoke detectors.
- Always practice your escape plan with your family, including your pets.
- If a fire occurs, escape your house as soon as possible and never go back inside for anything or anyone.
- Don’t leave burning candles unattended.
- Secure your wires out of sight of your pet, as you do not want them to mistake them for a chew toy.
According to the American Red Cross, the leading cause of a fire is cooking fires. Always be mindful when you are cooking. You should always stay in the kitchen when you are cooking, such as frying, grilling or broiling food.