Attic Fire Damage in Altoona
Photo of where the fire started
Fires can occur in any place of a building. Unfortunately sometimes it occurs in the attic. This turned into a particularly large job for many reasons. One reason is that when the fire started, fire crews had to put out the flames using water. When this happened, water went from the top of the attic, all the way down to the second and first floors. The job then became a water and fire job. Unfortunately when the water sat in the drywall and plaster of the structure, it started to grow mold. Since mold was then present, containment and air scrubbers were needed to keep the unaffected rooms free of mold spores. The affected areas of the structure were torn down to the studs and cleaned. Any room with smoke or soot damage were also cleaned using the correct SERVPRO chemicals. The affected rooms were rebuilt and finished.
Modular Home Fire Loss Content Cleaning
Front view of the modular home
Fire damage can happen in any building that has utilities such as electrical. This was a fire lose that occurred in a modular home in Cambria County. The home was full of content when the loss happened. At SERVPRO, we can not only clean and restore a home depending on the damage, but we can also clean the contents in the home. When the fire happened, forced air was on, therefore leading to soot and smoke being blown all over the home and personal items. All content was removed to be cleaned and placed in a room with an ozone machine. This removed residue, but also any smoke odors that were absorbed by the items. Our team successfully restored all the items in the home. Sometimes personal items are just as important as the home itself.
Ebensburg United Methodist Church Cleaning
SERVPRO vehicles are parked outside of the church as the cleaning begins.
Our SERVPRO was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to clean The Ebensburg United Methodist Church. The Methodist Church has been a great organization in the Ebensburg community for a number of years. We performed a hot water extraction cleaning on the rooms in the lower level. In the upper sanctuary, we did a top down deep clean. We cleaned everything from the ceilings and lights, down to the windows, pews, and carpets. The carpet cleaning went extremely well, bringing back a wonderful color that has been dulled from being heavily soiled. The amount of dirt in the carpet shows how much the church has been used by it's members, which is a good thing. Jobs where we can bring back the carpet just by cleaning it and not having to replace it is really what our company is about.
SERVPRO of Ebensburg and Indiana County Offers Custom Carpentry
Wide array of samples we offer from Beaulieu, Mohawk, Masterbrand, Diamond, and Aristocrat
As a SERVPRO we have offered reconstruction as part of our services. Since growing, we now offer a new type of service. Now with reconstruction, we offer our own cabinet, carpet, tile, and flooring lines. This means that as a SERVPRO, we are now a "one stop shop". After a disaster, we can restore the damage, and if needed offer the extra products without ever having to go to an outside source. This is easier for the customer because it is faster and we are already familiar with the job and can continue moving along with the restoration without any issues. Even if you have not suffered a loss but are still interested in our carpentry services, we can provide samples and free estimates to fit your needs.
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. It was important to clean up and dry out as many affected areas as quickly as possibly so that mold would not develop. 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
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
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!
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
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
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!