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SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Download the SERVPRO Ready Plan App Today SERVPRO of Guelph is ready and here to help make any disaster "Like it never even happened."

Have you heard that SERVPRO offers a FREE Emergency Ready Plan App?!

You can download it from the iTunes store today!!  This SERVPRO Ready Plan “allows for the creation of an emergency ready profile containing critical property information to help speed up response time after fire or water damage.”  

We are sure that whether you are running a business or a household you have a million different decisions to make daily.  This SERVPRO Ready Plan App will help make your life a bit easier by walking you through creating a plan of action if you ever were to have an emergency disaster situation on your business or personal property.   

It's crucial to be prepared and have a plan for your business or home *before* an emergency occurs so that everyone knows what to do if a disaster were to happen.  When water is pouring through the ceiling into your workspace you don't have time to check references or read online reviews of a particular restoration company which is why we strongly encourage you to download this app.  

Is Your Home Storm Ready?

11/18/2020 (Permalink)

Winter is coming and We Want You to be Ready! - Image or orange text saying "Storm Damage" over snow Winter is coming and We Want You to be Ready!

No matter what season, it’s smart to consider storm-proofing your home.  Here are some tips to help you ensure that you are prepared from SERVPRO of Guelph:

  • Protect your property
    • Are your trees and shrubs (especially close to your home) trimmed?
    • Are your gutters clear of debris?
    • Test that your sump pump is working properly.
  • Be sure to report dangerous conditions surrounding your home
    • Contact your local utility company to report any and all downed power lines, trees, or any flooding or ponding 
  • Have an emergency kit readily available and consider adding to it the following:
    • Non perishable food and water
    • Flashlights and batteries
    • First Aid Kit
    • Charged portable charger for cell phone use

McFadden's Movement and Woolley's Warriors

8/31/2020 (Permalink)

Barret and Keith by SERVPRO trailer SERVPRO Guelph is honored to support great organizations

This past hockey season, SERVPRO of Guelph’s, Barret Kirwin was able to put up 59 points, 30 goals and 29 assists, with the Owen Sound Attack. SERVPRO of Guelph has donated $10 per point to two charities that Barret is involved with. We are honoured to partner with Barret and donate $590.00 to each charity on his behalf. Woolley’s Warriors and McFaddens Movement are both incredible, non-profit organizations who have each been founded by Barret’s teammates. Woolley’s Warriors was launched in August 2019 in hopes of conquering diabetes with support and awareness for young athletes living with Type 1. Mark Woolley, a defence man for the Owen Sound Attack, was inspired by his own experience of living with Type 1 and created Woolley’s Warriors in efforts to raise money to send other children like himself to Diabetes Canada D-camps.  McFaddens Movement, created by Garret McFadden in September 2016, is a non-profit organization in support of mental health awareness that strives to change, develop and support mental health among athletes. Garret was the former captain of the Guelph Storm and played from 2013-2018.  SERVPRO of Guelph would like to thank everyone involved and can’t wait to see what Barret can do next season!

Water Damage from a Storm in Guelph?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Tip of the day! SERVPRO of Guelph has your back

Water intrusion caused by a window leaking during a rainstorm can happen with older windows, but many times it is not the window leaking that is the source of the water. It may be due to roof damage causing the water to seep in around the window frame. Water damage, if left unmitigated, can become a costly repair as the water can seep into drywall and the framing structures hidden behind the walls. SERVPRO of Guelph wants the residents of our city to know that we have years of experience dealing with water damage and we are Here to Help. ®

Specialized Dehumidification and Drying Equipment

After the water has been extracted and removed from the damaged area, we will begin the drying and dehumidification process. We use specialized equipment and industrial-grade dehumidifiers to help prevent water damage such as swelling and warping of floors, walls and furniture. Using room measurements, temperature and relative humidity readings, we will determine the type of equipment to use and will track the drying process using specialized monitoring equipment.

Call Us Today

When you have a water damage emergency in your home or business, SERVPRO of Guelph wants to help.  Our team is specialty trained to provide the highest level of water damage cleanup and restoration. Call us today at (519) 837-8787. We’ll clean and restore your home or business in Guelph “Like it never even happened.”

Call SERVPRO of Guelph for Fire Restoration and Repair

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

In your city, HERE TO HELP In your city, HERE TO HELP

Commercial fire damage repair may not be something you think you will ever need for your business, but the unfortunate reality is some businesses will experience a fire damaging event. Fires can be caused by an electrical shortage from overloading an extension cord to a lightning strike. Especially common are cooking accidents in restaurants. As soon as the flames are extinguished by firefighters, you may begin to worry what steps are required to resume business as usual. The best advice is to be prepared for this possible event and have a plan.

The Damage Caused by a Fire 
When you experience commercial fire damage to your business, you may reflect on the mess left behind in the charred ruins of the property. However, the damage you need to contend with will go far beyond the ashes. To repair the property entirely after experiencing a damaging fire, you will need to seek the help of a professional team like SERVPRO. Water may have to be extracted after the firefighters' efforts. The smoke damage may cause more of a problem that the burnt materials from the fire. While a fire may be contained in one area of the building, smoke can fill most or all of the areas, and it can cause significant damage and odours. Our trained Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRT) can resolve these issues. When smoke and water damage are dealt with appropriately, the structure will not show any aftereffects. "Like it never even happened."

A fire loss within your enterprise, whether a retail store, rental apartment building, professional office, or a warehouse, costs you customer goodwill and loss of profitability when business cannot be conducted. We can generate a corporate program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS.) This report will categorize all affected materials, furniture and equipment, stock, electronics, and documents. We suggest what is salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. The final decision rests with you and your insurance company as to how we proceed. SERVPRO is a preferred commercial fire damage restoration company to more than 300 insurance companies, federal and municipal entities, and property management companies. We willingly coordinate efforts with your insurance adjuster to efficiently and economically restore your business in the best manner possible.

When to Make the Call 
After you have dealt with fire damage, you may ask yourself when do you need to make the call to a professional for assistance. The time to contact SERVPRO of Guelph as soon as the fire is out. Our business is to get you back in business! Rely on us, 24/7 for an immediate response, by calling 


Let SERVPRO get your business up and running

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

We are Faster to any size Disaster We are faster to any size Disaster

Flooding and water damage events in 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, regular operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Guelph

SERVPRO 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

Got Mold?

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

TIP: to help prevent mold growth indoors, keep your humidity below 45 percent! TIP: to help prevent mold growth indoors, keep your humidity below 45 percent!

Around this time of year, high heat and heavy rain can make it unbearable to be outside; but it can also cause problems indoors. The combination of heat and moisture, along with poor circulation or ventilation can create an environment perfect for mold to grow. Mold is present almost everywhere indoors and outdoors, but when it has a water source (like moisture from water damage or from excessive humidity) it can grow and get out of hand. When mold has water available and grows, it becomes more visible, can spread to other areas in your home or business, and can produce allergens and irritants. Some signs that mold could be growing in your home include: visible mold, musty odors, and a higher humidity.  

If you notice any of these signs, give us a call at (519)837-8787 and SERVPRO of Guelph will make "Like it never even happened."

Storm Damage? We're here 24/7

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, Ready for whatever happens SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team, Ready for whatever happens

Restoring storm and flood-damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to minimize secondary damage.

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. We provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. You can expect an immediate response time, day or night.

SERVPRO of Guelph knows in many cleaning and restoration situations, immediate action is needed. An immediate response helps to minimize damage, cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. We arrive quickly and start the water extraction process almost immediately.

If your home or business has been affected by storm damage, call us now (519) 837 - 8787

We Are IICRC Certified

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Guelph is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo. What does this all mean!? Read for more information below and why it is important for our company to be an IICRC firm…

IICRC Certified Firms must

  • Present accurate information to consumers and conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Require a technician on all jobs who has been formally trained and passed all required tests.
  • Require a continuing education program to keep technicians up-to-date on the latest changes in the industry.
  • Maintain liability insurance to protect all parties in the event of an accident.
  • Maintain a written complaint policy and agree to Better Business Bureau or similar arbitration to resolve disputes, and accept the conclusions and recommendations of arbitration. 

    The IICRC Develops the Standards for The Restoration Industry 

    The IICRC has been the driving force in establishing the main industry standards and references guides for professional carpet cleaning, water damage restoration and mold remediation. These IICRC standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufactures, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

    Every five years, the standards are reviewed and updated. The water damage restoration filed changes rapidly with advancements in technology and science, and therefore the standards must evolve to keep pace.

    What you need to know about SERVPRO of Guelph…

    SERVPRO of Guelph specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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. "Like it never even happened."

Our Professionals Will Return Your Home to Pre-Damage Condition

8/12/2020 (Permalink)

Count on the Professionals, Call (519) 837-8787 Count on the Professionals, Call (519) 837-8787

Effective water removal methods are key to restoring items after a water event. Professional services are required when you need the job to be done in the right way. It ensures your home and property is left both clean and dry. This article addresses some of the concerns that property owners in Guelph experience when such incidents happen.

The equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use when performing water removal procedures makes the difference. Water removal is the first step we perform when we start performing restoration procedures. We have to look at the depth of the standing water and whether the site is accessible or not. We use portable water extractors when removing water from an area that does not have enough space to place massive water extraction tools such as truck-mounted water extractors.

When water remains in place for some time, some parts of the structure such as walls and their insulation are likely to be affected. We can use moisture meters to determine the content of moisture in the waters. Normally, we have non-penetrating and penetrating moisture meters. Our SERVPRO technicians have the skills of determining the right tools to use. If the structure is adversely affected, we may go ahead and remove the baseboards. After removing them, venting the walls cavities is possible as part of the restoration process.

It is the work of SERVPRO technicians to inspect the insulation of your property. The insulation power lessens, and some can be matted after the water event - which occurs in most porous insulation. Though it is possible to restore fiberglass insulation, it is not always the case. We check whether the level of the water is above the sill plate before making appropriate restoration measures. Our experts have done this before, and we know the challenges we need to overcome when doing this work.

SERVPRO of Guelph is ready to help you perform proper water removal in your home. Our skilled technicians are highly trained, and we use the state of art equipment to do the work. Call us today at (519) 837-8787 for quality services.