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Indiana Storm Event

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Indiana Storm Event A washed out bridge in Shelocta PA in Indiana County caused by overflowing rivers.

The past couple weeks have been very busy at our SERVPRO.  On June 29th, the Indiana PA area unfortunately suffered from very heavy rains causing flash flooding.  Homes were affected by either sewer drain backups or large amounts of water entering from nearby creeks or streams.  Our crews worked late into the night to begin restoring the damage caused by the storm.  Over 30+ jobs were taken care of by our whole team.  We are very proud of what we accomplished in such little time in order to help the Indiana community during such a devastating storm disaster!  No matter what time, we are ready to help!   

SERVPRO maintains Ebensburg Gardens

6/22/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO maintains Ebensburg Gardens Beautiful picture of the gardens in Ebensburg PA.

In Ebensburg a garden was built to help provide beauty to the town as part of a "Gardens in 20 Counties" project directed by the
Western PA Conservancy.  The gardens have been maintained by groups such as the Cambria County Co. Conservation and Recreation, the PA-DCNR Growing Greener, and The Ebensburg Rotary Club.  SERVPRO of Ebensburg is always happy to lend a helping hand to the Rotary Club to maintain the beautiful garden for the community to enjoy.  Recently with the nice turn of weather, SERVPRO helped lay down some fresh mulch before upcoming events such as, Wheels and Wings, Downtown Shut Down, and Ebensburg Homecoming.  SERVPRO of Ebensburg understands the importance of local community involvement and loves working with local groups and town to better Cambria County.    

SERVPRO of Ebensburg participates in Laurel Highlands Heart Chase

5/3/2017 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO of Ebensburg participates in Laurel Highlands Heart Chase Team "Emergency Ready Heroes" pose for a selfie as one of the required event challenges.

Every year the American Heart Association holds The Laurel Highlands HeartChase to raise money for cardiovascular diseases and other heart related complications.  

The Laurel Highlands HeartChase is a scavenger hunt meets minute to win it where teams must collect keywords all over town and perform challenges to gain points.  Whoever has the most points wins!  Teams are encouraged to raise money by receiving donations under their respected team.

SERVPRO of Ebensburg and Indiana County has been participating in the event for the past 3 years.  This year the team participated as the "Emergency Ready Heroes".  We are proud to be able to participate in events such as this.  It is good for the community and it is for a good cause.

The event was held in Ebensburg PA.  Over $43,586.64 was raised for the American Heart Association.

Spring Cleaning is Here Again!

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

Cleaning Spring Cleaning is Here Again! SERVPRO Carpet Cleaning in Action!

Winter has finally left and the weather is becoming sunnier and warmer, and that means spring cleaning!  

Winter weather leaves nasty grime from mud, salt, gravel, and dirt in your home and all through your carpet and flooring.  SERVPRO offers some of the best cleaning methods from standard cleaning for lighter soiling to deeper cleaning, ensuring that no job is too big or too small!

In addition to dirty carpeting and flooring, air ducts also become filled with dirt, dust, and pollen from the blooming flowers causing a dirty home and agitated allergies.  Luckily we also clean duct systems.  We use a method of forced air to agitate all the nasty particles as we vacuum all the debris at the same time.

Unfortunately warmer weather and rain causes damp areas, leading to the perfect home for mold!  Once again SERVPRO has you covered!  We perform our own in house mold testing for $125 (includes one air sample, $40 per additional samples).  If mold is present we can clean the mold and prevent further spreading using anti-microbial cleaners.

When it comes to cleaning, nothing is too small or large.  Call SERVPRO of Ebensburg today at 814-472-0800 to schedule a free estimate and prepare your home for the Summer!              

SERVPRO of Ebensburg Continues to Grow

3/17/2017 (Permalink)

General SERVPRO of Ebensburg Continues to Grow New Carpeting being installed in the office

SERVPRO of Ebensburg has been in business for nearly 5 years.  Through the years we strive to provide the best possible service to our customers each and every time.  Because of our customers, our business has continued to grow.  Due to recent growth, our franchise has been undergoing changes. 

We have expanded our original building to now include a new conference room and an additional office.  The conference room will be used for meetings, classes, and events.  The new office has been built to accommodate Sales and Marketing Representatives so that they can continue to help grow the company in the best setting possible.  In addition to expansion, the original building also has been given minor improvements.  Some of these improvements have included new carpeting, new cabinets for storage, and a custom front desk.  The cabinets and carpeting are from a new contracting line that will now be available to customers who have sustained a large loss.  

We also have grown our business by adding two new team members to our franchise, Production Technician Shawn Sloppy and Sales and Marketing Representative Alexander Wess.  We welcome them as they help to continue growing SERVPRO of Ebensburg!   

Dryer Fire Safety

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dryer Fire Safety Homes aren't the only ones that can have dryer fires. This dryer was located in a hotel.

Clothes dryers can be found in over 8.1 million home in the United States, but did you know they are responsible for over 2,900 home fires that have resulted in millions of dollars in property loss.

The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires are from the users failure to properly clean them. Over time the dryer vent fills up with lint that sneaks into the filters that will begin to restrict airflow causing heat to build up and sometimes ignite. 

There is no such thing as a small fire. Regardless of the size of the event, a fire in one room can damage belongings and surfaces throughout your home and cause odors that may last for years if not properly cared for. Before you risk doing further damage to your home by attempting to cleanup the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals! 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Ebensburg has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 814-472-0800, to see what SERVPRO of Ebensburg can do to help you! 

Dealing with a Furnace Puff Back

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Dealing with a Furnace Puff Back Soot webs in the upstairs stairway due to a furnace puff back in the basement.

Is Your Furnace Ready for Winter? 
It doesn't get much worse than finally giving into turning on your furnace for the next few months and having it blow a whole bunch of soot back out through your entire home. 

What is a Puff Back? 
The term "Puff Back" refers to the sudden explosion of soot into your home or business caused by a malfunction in the heating system. This soot is usually a sticky, greasy, grimy mess that can present a sever health hazard. All of those minuscule, oil based particles embed themselves in your curtains, carpets, and clothing while contaminating the air with known carcinogens. 

How Can I Know if I had a Puff Back?
Puff Backs are characterized by the oily black soot left behind, often appearing like spider webs. The soot and other debris from the explosion can easily be carried throughout your home by the exhaust and heating systems meaning that every room in your home has the potential to be damaged.   

You might be tempted to try and clean up this mess by yourself, but running a vacuum over the soot only grinds it deeper and creates stains that will never come out. Wiping the soot from walls and ceilings creates a place where paint will no longer stick, and unless the soot is quickly and professionally removed, it can cause corrosion of metal on doorknobs, faucets, and even electronic equipment in the home. Because every inch of the home is affected, a puff back is an overwhelming job to clean properly. 

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, SERVPRO of Ebensburg has highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding to any size disaster with 24-hour emergency response. Contact us today, at 814-472-0800, to see what SERVPRO of Ebensburg can do to help you! 

Getting into the Spirit

10/28/2016 (Permalink)

Community Getting into the Spirit Who You Gonna Call??? SERVPRO of course!

It's that time again, what every kid in Johnstown waits for all year, the 2016 Ameriserv Johnstown Halloween Parade! 

The 48th Annual Halloween Parade is filled with fun floats, scary costumes, haunted high school bands, and any other Halloween theme you can think of. It's estimated around thirty thousand people line the half mile parade route in downtown Johnstown to watch the 140 or more participating sponsors. It's a great way to spend an evening with your family for sure! 

SERVPRO of Ebensburg was there once again to hand out candy to all of the kids and some kids at heart for the night. We also showed off 3 of our company vehicles and some of our equipment in the process. We are happy to help out our community to put on events such as this for years to come.  

SERVPRO of Ebensburg Dispatched to Virginia Beach

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO of Ebensburg Dispatched to Virginia Beach Thousands of people along the east coast had to deal with flash flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew hit the United States affecting states up the east coast from Florida to Virginia. With winds maxing out at 107 M.P.H, just short of 10 foot surges, and some areas getting over 7 inches of rain an hour, Matthew brought wide spread flash flooding and record river flooding as it worked its way north. 

SERVPRO of Ebensburg's Storm Team was just one of the many Storm Teams across the country to get the call to help those affected by Matthew. Our Team was sent to Raleigh, North Carolina , and then came back north to Virginia Beach, Virginia to help those that were dealing with sever flooding and power outages due to the hurricane.  

Now that water levels are receding, our team members are working long hard days in an attempt to help the residents of Virginia Beach get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible! 

SERVPRO participates in the 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

Community SERVPRO participates in the 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing Members of Team SERVPRO warming up for the 2016 Red Cross Golf Outing

Each year the American Red Cross of the PA Mountains Chapter holds a golf outing to help raise money for the local area, and SERVPRO of Ebensburg was there to participate once again! Together, all the teams and businesses managed to raise over $900 to help support our local American Red Cross. 

The American Red Cross of the Pennsylvania Mountains is part of the 28-county American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania which serves over 560,000 people in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Huntingdon, Jefferson and Somerset Counties under the leadership of Ken Geary. 

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing volunteers and the generosity of donors. We at SERVPRO of Ebensburg are proud sponsors of our local American Red Cross. 

To donate to your local Red Cross you can

  • visit Red Cross website
  • call 814-262-3170
  • mail checks/stop by 250 Jari Drive Johnstown, Pa 15904