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For Immediate service in Hershey / Harrisburg East, call SERVPRO

7/5/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Hershey / Harrisburg East Staff in front of a SERVPRO van Hershey / Harrisburg East Residents: We provide immediate service day or night! 717-561-1404

SERVPRO of Hershey / Harrisburg East provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Hershey / Harrisburg East. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs.

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 

Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 717-561-1404

Residential Services

Whether your Hershey / Harrisburg East home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services

Commercial Services

There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Hershey / Harrisburg East commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: Commercial Restoration Cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

A Clean Home Can Aid in Fire Prevention | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Harrisburg East

6/20/2022 (Permalink)

interior view of a room with items completely destroyed by fire If your home is damaged in a house fire, SERVPRO of Hershey/Harrisburg East is here to help. Contact us for any fire restoration need.

House fires are the most common disaster in the country, killing thousands of people each year. Around 148 house fire-related fatalities were reported in Pennsylvania alone in 2021. It is more important than ever to keep your Hershey/Harrisburg East home fire hazard-free.

The American Red Cross has already reported more than 20,000 house fires in 2022, and this figure is only a small percentage of the fires that have occurred in the United States this year.

Taking precautions to avoid house fires begins in your own home. Simply keeping your home and yard clean is one approach to lessen the risk of fires:

Clear the Clutter

A cluttered residence offers several hazards to the home. In the event of a fire, the mess may be so significant that you are unable to escape safely, or the items piled up in your home may further fuel the fire. Clean up your clothes, books and trash from your space to help prevent the spread of flames in the event of a fire.

Clothes piled up near a water heater have the potential to create a fire as well. Maintaining your appliances and the items around them is an efficient way to avoid accidental fires.

A dirty stove coated with grease and other food debris can cause a minor kitchen fire to spread quickly. Cleaning your stove and any other heat-producing appliances may help to reduce the start and spread of fires.

Create a Defensible Space in Your Yard

Making your yard fire-resistant is another strategy to prevent an exterior fire from reaching your home. Taking fire measures in your yard begins with removing branches, fallen leaves and dead plants.

California has enacted defensible space requirements, which mandate yard layouts designed to slow the spread of wildfires. Having a layout plan for your property could be beneficial anywhere! Arranging your Hershey/Harrisburg East yard to prevent fire spread could save your home in the event of a wildfire.

Keep It Clean & Keep It Safe

While decluttering plays an important role in preventing fire and allowing you to escape in the event of a fire, basic cleaning is also essential and helpful.

Simple chores around the house and yard could aid in the prevention of a house fire. Even tasks like dusting around outlets and space heaters can help avoid fires started by dust bunnies.

Because your home is where you spend the majority of your time, do yourself a favor and give it a good cleaning every now and then. In the event of a fire, a tidy house could save your life!

If you have experienced fire damage or want to learn more about our fire damage restoration services, contact us today. We’re here to act fast, 247.

Water Damage Restoration 101 | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

Flooded staircase SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara (717)-273-6653

When your home is being threatened by water damage from flooding or leaks, SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara Professionals have the expertise to prevent or mitigate the devastating effects water damage can have in order to help preserve and restore your property.

Our Professionals have the equipment and experience necessary to handle the most challenging water damage and removal situations and are available around-the-clock.  We concentrate on safely drying, deodorizing and disinfecting the areas flooded or damaged by water, utilizing the following:

Water Removal Equipment

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation.
  • Infrared camera may be used to identify water location for thorough water removal.
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps for continuous pumping of high-level water.
  • Truck mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal.

Sanitizing Agents, Germicides, & Anti-Microbial Treatments

  • Deodorization products control odors from excessive moisture.
  • Disinfection products stop the growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms.

Hi-Tech Drying Equipment

  • Drying equipment helps prevent property water damage like swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture.
  • Industrial grade dehumidifiers minimize secondary water damage.
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads and furniture, evaporating moisture.
  • Some situations call for special drying techniques that require state of the art equipment and training.

Our Professionals are ready to respond 24/7 to mitigate any size loss in Hershey/Swatara and the surrounding area.  Call us at 717-561-1404.

Our Restoration Experts Are Here for You | SERVPRO® of Hershey/ Swatara

5/5/2022 (Permalink)

< img src =”equipment.jpg” alt = "two SERVPRO employees unloading cleaning equipment out of a green van"   > SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara is your local restoration expert. We are the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration.

When you need a friend in the restoration and cleanup business, SERVPRO has everything you could want or need. We’re here to take care of you when even the worst natural or manmade disasters strike.

Think of SERVPRO as the dependable friend ready to spring into action when you need help.

Looking for a top-rated company with years of experience in property damage restoration? Call up SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara where we deliver services including water, fire or storm damage restoration.

Water in Your Home

One of the most damaging and devastating things you can ever experience is water in your home. You never know when flooding might occur, and it causes more than $10 billion in damagesnationwide every year.

Hershey/Swatara experiences a few more inches of rain per year than the U.S. average of 30.21 inches, and heavy rainfall can occasionally result in flash flooding. Hurricane remnants can also hit the county due to the state’s proximity to the coast.

Thankfully, though, no matter how bad and extensive the water damage is, there are restoration steps on how to deal with flood damage.

Not to mention, we have all the latest and greatest tools to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water to get your house nice and dry.

Fire Damage to Your Home’s Structure

We know how common fires are in the United States, with one occurring approximately every 23 seconds, so we want to be there to help you with even the worst damage.

At SERVPRO, our expert team works hard to comprehensively assess every fire and smoke restoration call with top of the line testing and remediation equipment along with industry-leading expertise to get the job done right, starting with a full inspection and damage assessment and continuing through all the necessary, in-between steps before starting repairs and construction.

Storm Effects

Finding the right storm damage company is ultimately what will ensure the success of your restoration project. When it comes to your search for storm damage cleanup, the search should start and end with the team at SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara.

We specialize in water removal, all types of cleanup services, and both structural and content restoration. That way, we can help you save money and salvage treasured keepsakes that otherwise would have been ruined.

What Sets SERVPRO Apart?

Our experts are part of the No. 1 cleanup and restoration team in the nation with more than 50 years experience. Our location is locally owned and operated, so we can be on scene quicker than any other restoration business, and we’ll get your property back to preloss condition in no time!

SERVPRO is there with supplies and people who know what they’re doing, day or night. That’s why so many people trust SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara over any other restoration company when it comes to getting the job done.

Regardless of the type of damage sustained, SERVPRO has the tools and teams to help your home or business recover from its disastrous effects. Contact us anytime when you need a dependable team to help you rebuild your life.

Get the Help You Need With SERVPRO | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara

3/21/2022 (Permalink)

a workspace and cubicle showing signs of water damage SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara are your local commercial restoration experts. Contact us today should you experience any damage.

When it comes to keeping a business running smoothly, every little amount of assistance goes a long way. As business owner or manager, you are well aware that keeping things afloat demands the help of every available hand. Significant delays or losses to commercial properties might mean closing the doors for good.

However, your retail space, manufacturing facility or rental property already comes equipped with a silent helper to aid with cleaning and recovery, and it’s right here in Hershey/Swatara. SERVPRO is capable of meeting a broad array of business needs; it’s as if you have a secret business partner managing an entire aspect of your organization’s success plan.

Large loss recovery. Fires, storms and floods are among the leading causes of financial loss for companies in the United States. They can do a lot of harm, particularly if they are not addressed immediately. When you call SERVPRO, you can be certain that you are contacting a highly skilled staff that is ready 24 hours a day to provide dependable emergency services and minimize your downtime and recovery time.

Emergency Ready Plan. Recovery starts even before the tragedy strikes—that is, if your business is prepared. We can help you in establishing the best approach for when the time comes. You may need an emergency chain of command, alternate meeting or work places, and temporary suppliers during a crisis, and we’ll have you set up for a single button push to begin all of this.

Cleaning of All Kinds. We offer solutions for any situation, from specialized cleaning services such as trauma site cleanup and safe biohazard removal to more routine needs such as carpet cleaning and upholstery restoration in high-traffic areas. We’ve been doing this a long time and have seen and cleaned everything.

Restoration Services. Storms are responsible for flash floods. The intern started a fire in the kitchen. A water pipe ruptures. All of these occurrences need repair and cleanup, which SERVPRO specializes in. From water removal to restoration, you can count on us to restore the sparkle to your company after a mishap.

Industry Specialization. We are able to assist any company, having spent decades learning the ins and outs of each. We can help you with any highly specific or unusual cleaning and restoration needs your company may have. In many cases, we may even surround the workspace to prevent interfering with the usual operations of other areas.

Whatever your recovery need may be, and whatever your commercial property may require, trust SERVPRO to get the job done. Contact us today to get started on an Emergency Ready Plan or find out how we can serve your business.

Have You Thought About Your Disaster Plan? | SERVPRO® of Hershey/Swatara

2/17/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO employee standing in office next to a person reviewing plans If the day comes where your business is hit with disaster or emergency, you can rest assured SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara will be there to help.

When you operate a business, you have a full-time job as well as an endless to-do list that often follows you home. You have a lot on your plate, which is understandable! It’s just a lot of work.

But if you are not prepared for the worst, all of your hard work might be jeopardized. You’ve put in a tremendous amount of effort to get to this point. As a result, you want to do all you can to ensure that your company has the highest chance of surviving a disaster.

After a fire, storm, or other disaster, it can be difficult (if not impossible) to get your business back up and running. According to FEMA, following a catastrophe, 40% of small businesses close permanently, with a significant proportion shutting again within a year.

So, how can you plan for a successful disaster recovery? If your company is struck by a catastrophic event, having a strategy in place for what to do next might be the difference between survival and failure.

In fact, in the United States, three-quarters of small businesses lack a disaster plan. It just makes sense that businesses that are prepared for disaster have a better chance of recovering.

SERVPRO of Hershey/Swatara helps companies like yours prepare for disasters by developing a customized Emergency Ready Plan that is tailored to business goals, location and industry. You will be able to reduce disruption if you have a strategy in place since you will know what to do in the case of a crisis.

Disasters are tough enough to deal with on their own. Make the most of every opportunity to prepare for a disaster before it happens. Right now, we’re ready to help you with your Emergency Ready Plan.

When your business is ready to prioritize planning and safety to prevent extended downtime, contact SERVPRO to get the Emergency Ready Plan underway from the folks who know all there is to know about disaster and recovery.