Recent Commercial Posts

2021 West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show!

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

table with green and orange blankets Stop on down and see us!

It's that time of the year again! Come on down to the Lycoming Mall in Muncy, PA and chat with our highly knowledgeable staff about the services SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove can provide for you and your family! The 2021 West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association Home Show starts today, Friday April 9 at 3 pm-7 pm, continues tomorrow, Saturday April 10 from 11 am- 7 pm, and ends on Sunday April 11 from 12 pm- 4 pm. 

There will also be a gun raffle- 2 tickets for $20.00, drawing to be held on Sunday, April 11 at 3 pm!

 To find more information about the 2021 Home Show as well as SERVPRO and the other professional vendors that will be attending the show, please click here.

For any of your fire, water, mold, duct or carpet cleaning needs, please call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove at 570-523-3300. We make your damage "Like it never even happened."

Preventing Mold at Your Business

4/9/2021 (Permalink)

Molds appear on various organic substances, including carpets, insulation, food, wood, and paper. Therefore it is impossible to completely remove mold spores from your commercial building. However, you can limit the buildup of these spores in order to protect your property from damage.
Regular carpet cleaning can reduce the amount of mold in your building. That’s because mold often grows in dark, moist areas such as the top of ceiling tiles and the back of drywall as well as the underside of carpeting.

Mold is also common in areas with high humidity. Moisture issues that could lead to mold growth include:

  • Unvented appliances
  • Poor maintenance
  • Gutters that direct water toward the building
  • Roof leaks

Therefore, any mold prevention strategy must focus on reducing moisture. Along with carpet cleaning, the below actions can help you avoid excess mold in your facility.

Lower Humidity
Humid air is a breeding ground for mold. If possible, keep the relative humidity of your property below 50 percent.

Limit Condensation
Reducing humidity will also prevent the condensation that often leads to mold. Increasing the surface temperature can lower condensation, as well. You can do this by Improving air circulation or adding insulation to surfaces.

Fix Issues Right Away
If you do discover a leak or condensation, you cannot ignore the situation. The longer the water sticks around, the more likely it will cause mold problems. Dry the affected areas within 48 hours. Any carpet cleaning, in particular, should be thorough.
Wet foundations may also encourage mold growth. If you discover this issue during an inspection, consider adding drainage to your property.
Any mold that you do find should also be removed immediately before it spreads. To ensure the mold cleanup is done properly, you may want to hire a commercial building restoration company like SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove!

COVID-19 Cleaning in Selinsgrove, Lewisburg and Surrounding Areas

1/19/2021 (Permalink)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has severely disrupted lives and businesses since early 2020. Being able to effectively operate your business AND ensure the safety and health of your employees has become a problem for many. SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove wants you to know that we are here to help you and your business!

Call us any time at 570-523-3300 if there is a suspected or positive case from an employee or direct contact. SERVPRO can help minimize the spread of germs as we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our technicians are highly trained and IICRC certified, ensuring you receive the most effective and professional service. 

We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all holidays. Let SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove help you keep your business running efficiently and you and your employees safe and healthy!

Dos and DON'Ts of Vandalism!

12/4/2020 (Permalink)

VANDALISM DOs and DON’Ts

As one of the top leaders in helping property owners recover quickly from multiple types of property damage, SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove is here to help. We want to make every type of damage to your commercial building "Like it never even happened."

We not only focus on fire and water clean up and restoration, we also provide general cleaning and deodorization services for situations resulting from vandalism including graffiti and eggs. Have you ever wondered what you should do or not do after vandalism at your commercial property or office? Check out the tips below to find out more!

Do: 

  1. Hose or wash egg or other residue damage from building exterior as soon as possible. This will reduce the smell and stains. 
  2. Carefully vacuum glass particles from carpets and upholstery. 
  3. Save containers revealing the ingredients of products used in vandalism damage. 
  4. Record all damage and photograph when possible with your phone or iPad.

Don't:

  1. Attempt to remove ink, paint or cosmetic stains. 
  2. Operate damaged lamps or appliances. 
  3. Discard broken or damaged pieces from porcelain, furniture or other contents that may be used for repair. 

We hope you never have to experience vandalism but if you do, give us a call TODAY at 570-523-3300!

Check Your Insurance Coverages

10/16/2020 (Permalink)

Disasters happen- make sure your business is prepared. When your business experiences a disaster that interrupts your regular business hours you may want to have something in your policy to provide income to you and your staff while the building is being restored. Each business owner will have to assess how much income they produce daily to know how much coverage they need. Having this insurance coverage allows the owner to focus on the consuming task of a restoration process and allows the property vacant to ensure the damages are fixed. During an extensive remediation and repair there could be significant time involved in verifying coverages, permits, inspections and delays due to weather. 

Call your agent to review your coverages on an annual basis to ensure when the time arises you and your employees are properly covered. 

SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove at 570-523-3300 for your commercial restoration needs. We work directly with your insurance adjusters to ensure the process goes as painlessly as possible, and to get you and your employees back to running your business quickly and safely.

Large Loss Teams Here to Help!

10/7/2020 (Permalink)

If you or someone you know experiences a large loss in the SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove service area, make sure you give us a call right away at 570-523-3300! We have large loss emergency response teams on standby to handle any water, fire or mold emergencies that may be on a large scale. No job is too big!

Our large loss teams come from several large cities in Pennsylvania. They are more than qualified to handle any large loss. Each SERVPRO employee is required to attend multiple trainings and become certified in each area of remediation that SERVPRO handles, so you know you will be receiving the highest quality professionals to be remediating your property. 

The large loss teams even handle COVID19/coronavirus disinfecting and cleaning. They have all of the equipment and cleaning supplies necessary to handle any size building. SERVPRO Large Loss will treat your property like it was their own, and have everything back up and running in no time! Call us today!

SERVPRO and Commercial Properties

12/4/2019 (Permalink)

Although we are best known for our services in fire, water and mold remediation, SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove also offers cleaning to residential and commercial properties. Commercial cleaning can range from cleaning restaurant kitchens to removing bio-hazard contaminants. Our technicians are highly trained, professional and thorough, and will do all they can to ensure that your business gets back to running properly. Our commercial cleaning services include the following:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC cleaning and decontaminating
  • Biohazard and Sewage cleanup
  • Trauma and Crime Scene remediation
  • Carpet and Upholstery cleaning (light and heavy)
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors cleaning (wet or dry clean)
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Source : www.IICRC.org

SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove follows strict IICRC guidelines to ensure you get the best quality of service from the highest trained professionals. When your commercial property needs a deep cleaning, or some kids get a little destructive with their "fun", or a tragedy strikes, or even when you just need maintenance like duct cleaning performed, call SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove at (570) 523-3300. 

Insurance Coverage for your Commercial Property

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

There are many things to worry about when owning a business in the Lewisburg / Selinsgrove area. Here are some tips to help you find the right kind of coverage for your property. Basic property insurance is a must, but you also may benefit from flood or storm insurance.

Types of Coverage

  • Property insurance – covers general repairs, including things like water damage from leaks caused by accidents or external factors
  • Flood insurance – covers more extensive damage caused by prolonged rainfall, overflowing rivers and streams, and breaking dams or levees.
  • Storm insurance – covers damage from wind, hail or other elements of the specific storms listed in the policy

A business continuity policy may also be something you want to keep in mind so that you have the working capital to stay afloat after a damage.

It is also important to keep in mind that insurance policies can have different types of deductibles. Most are dollar amount deductibles which requires a specific amount as stated in the policy to be paid by the insured. These deductibles are often determined by the standard rate for the area, and raising the amount may result in lower premiums for the policy. Another kind is a percentage deductible. Percentage deductibles are sometimes used in storm and flood policies to lower the risk for the insurance company. Because the damage covered by these policies tends to be large, so do the payouts. This deductible depends on a percentage of the property's overall value.

Call us today if your commercial property suffers a loss, and let us help you take the stress away.

Commercial Building Evacuation Guidelines

11/22/2019 (Permalink)

OSHA has some guidelines on their website so you know when it is time for you to evacuate the building following a fire, smoke, water, or gas leak. SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove knows that anything can happen anywhere and wants you to be prepared. Below is an explanation from the OSHA wesbite :

"In the event of an emergency, local emergency officials may order you to evacuate your premises. In some cases, they may instruct you to shut off the water, gas, and electricity. If you have access to radio or television, listen to newscasts to keep informed and follow whatever official orders you receive.

In other cases, a designated person within your business should be responsible for making the decision to evacuate or shut down operations. Protecting the health and safety of everyone in the facility should be the first priority. In the event of a fire, an immediate evacuation to a predetermined area away from the facility is the best way to protect employees. On the other hand, evacuating employees may not be the best response to an emergency such as a toxic gas release at a facility across town from your business.

The type of building you work in may be a factor in your decision. Most buildings are vulnerable to the effects of disasters such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, or explosions. The extent of the damage depends on the type of emergency and the building’s construction. Modern factories and office buildings, for example, are framed in steel and are structurally more sound than neighborhood business premises may be. In a disaster such as a major earthquake or explosion, however, nearly every type of structure will be affected. Some buildings will collapse and others will be left with weakened floors and walls."

Click here for more information: OSHA

SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove Excels at Commercial Carpet Cleaning!

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Lewisburg/Selinsgrove excels at professional carpet cleaning for our commercial customers. Keeping carpets cleaned and looking like new is no ordinary feat, so here are some tips from the IICRC:

~Place properly sized entry mats on hard surfaces rather than on carpet where they can trap moisture- the bigger, the better. Proper sizing requires room for at least two steps to sufficiently wipe soil from feet, leaving it on the mat. A carpet with a nylon face and vinyl back is best for moisture and oils absorption, as well as trapping the soil particles. Installing a rental mat is suggested since that guarantees frequent maintenance. 

~Vacuum daily. Collecting the soils from the surface quickly makes for easier removal. 

~Deep cleaning should be done on at least a semi-annual basis. Some places with lighter traffic require less maintenance. At a minimum, some attention should be given to primary entryways on a quarterly basis.

~Use plain warm water and light mild detergent to treat spots immediately.

~High-efficiency double-lined poly-fiber collection bags reduce such things like dusting of furniture, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) filter exchange.

~Make sure the HVAC system is slightly positively pressurized as well, which means that air is going out when doors are opened, rather than being sucked in. Proper air exchange rates can be calibrated according to ASHRAE regulations for the building with a trained HVAC contractor.

~Ensure proper air filtration through the HVAC System. High-efficiency pleated filters, rather than inexpensive fiberglass filters, are recommended.

Facts about Fires for Tenants and Homeowners

10/17/2019 (Permalink)

Firemen fighting fire shooting out of windows of apartment Firefighters working hard to put out the fire

Fires can be confusing and emotional at any time, but there are some extra facts to consider for fires at rental properties. SERVPRO of Lewisburg / Selinsgrove wants you to know these 3 facts to could help make things slightly less chaotic.

Facts About Rental Property Fire Damages

1. Structural Damage is covered by the Homeowner

The owner of the property is responsible for covering damage caused by fire to the property itself. This includes anything used to build the property, and any contents that may have been there upon the tenant moving in. These are covered under the property owner's home-owner's insurance.

2. Personal Belongings are the Tenants Responsibility

Tenants belongings are not covered under the homeowner's policy. These contents include clothing, furniture the tenant brought into the home, electronic devices, and any personal things. If you are renting, it is important that you have renter's insurance to ensure the costs of your personal belongings are covered. Tenants should make sure that that the policy they choose will cover replacement costs and not actual value with depreciation.

3. You May Be Able to Cover Additional Costs With Renter's Insurance

Renters insurance policies may also provide a limited amount of liability coverage for negligence as well as injuries or property damage suffered by third parties. These policies may also help to offset a variety of other expenses such as additional living costs or the cost of temporary relocation.

SERVPRO of Lewisburg / Selinsgrove Provides Commercial Duct Cleaning

10/8/2019 (Permalink)

Are you the owner of a business or do you manage a commercial property in Selinsgrove, Lewisburg or in the surrounding areas?  SERVPRO of Lewisburg / Selinsgrove provides exceptional commercial duct cleaning services! There is no job too big for our highly trained SERVPRO technicians. 

Although most businesses tend to have their HVAC systems serviced yearly or bi-yearly, often times they don't realize the importance of having their ducts professionally cleaned. The duct system provides the airflow for every space in your building and should be maintained often.

Here are some benefits of having your commercial ducts cleaned:

  • Helps to maintain peak energy efficiency.
  • Eliminates offensive odors.
  • Reduces the potential for mold growth and spreading.
  • Helps prevent the spread of airborne allergens and bacteria.

Give us a call today at 570-523-3300!