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SERVPRO Offers Multiple Specialty Cleaning Services

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

From home cleaning to business cleaning, making sure that either is not harmful to you, your coworkers, or your loved ones healthy is extremely important. Apart from sanitization cleaning, we offer other cleaning services that aren’t your “typical” style. So, why should you choose SERVPRO for cleaning your business or home? 


If you have had a recent outbreak of COVID in your home or business, SERVPRO can help sanitize and make you, those living in your home, or those working in your office feel more at ease.  

Odor Removal

If there is an odor in the office, or if you have multiple pets in your home, SERVPRO can help your home or business get rid of the odor. We use state-of-the-art products, equipment, and techniques to rid your home of pervasive odors, and we help by getting to the source and leaving your place smelling and feeling squeaky clean. 

HVAC/Air Duct Cleaning

If your ducts are dirty, don’t try and figure out the right way to clean them, trust SERVPRO and our professionals to help you.

SERVPRO has many other services that we specialize in, but making sure that your home or business is nice and clean to help prevent germs and viruses or helping to remove odor from pets is reason enough to trust us! We’re here to help 24/7.

Why SERVPRO is the Best for Fire Damage

8/25/2022 (Permalink)

Fires can happen at any time, and making sure that you are vigilant and quick is a great way to make sure that everything goes smoothly. For the times that you may need more help, SERVPRO is the best for any fire damage you may have. 

24-Hour Emergency Service

Our Customer Care Center is ready to take your call, day or night. Contact us today for immediate assistance.

Preferred Vendor Status 

Many national and local Insurance companies trust in our 50+ years of experience in cleanup and restoration.

Highly Trained Fire and Water Restoration Specialists

Our professionals have the expertise and equipment needed to get the job done to your satisfaction as quickly as possible.

Easier Insurance Claims Process

SERVPRO will help you navigate the insurance claims process and coordinate the necessary paperwork for a quicker, easier experience.

#1 In the Cleanup and Restoration Industry 

We’re a trusted leader in the restoration industry.

SERVPRO is always here to help 24/7 with experience in the industry, and highly trained specialists, an easier insurance claims process, we’re the best option for you.

SERVPRO of Northern Summit Technicians are HST Certified

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Hiring any professional to come into your home can be overwhelming and stressful, there are so many options available and it’s hard to know who to choose. When the issue in your home is potentially dangerous the stress can be even more apparent. You need to know who you can trust to keep your family safe. At SERVPRO of Northern Summit, all of our technicians are HST certified it is our mission to keep you and your family safe at home.

What is HST certified?

The Health and Safety Technician certification provides required health and safety awareness training for anyone performing restoration or mold remediation. The course is designed to reduce risks and improve safety on the job by providing learners with a good understanding of the key OSHA-mandated health and safety training topics related to restoration and mold remediation.

This course focuses on:

  • Local Safety and Health Regulations
  • Hazard Assessment / Risk Management and Control Implementation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Safe Walking and Working Surfaces, Ladders, Scaffolds
  • Electrical, Hazardous Energy, Confined Space
  • Hazard Communication of Chemicals (Global Harmonized System)
  • Exit Routes, Emergency Plans / Preparedness and Fire Protection
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Bloodborne Pathogens and Exposure Control Plans
  • Miscellaneous subjects: (Metals, Sharps, Ergonomics, substance abuse and workplace violence)

Why is it important?

IICRC or The Institute for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification is a nonprofit that helps to set globally recognized standards for these areas. Ensuring our technicians receive this training gives you confidence in knowing they have the training to provide the highest quality of work and utilize the most effective processes known. 

At SERVPRO of Northern Summit,  we understand how important it is to feel secure in who you allow in your home to take care of any health or safety concerns. You can trust that our technicians will resolve these concerns professionally and with the knowledge each has learned in the many certifications required to be a SERVPRO technician. If you have health or safety concerns in your home call SERVPRO of Northern Summit today and they will take care of any and all of your needs.

How Does Water Damage Start?

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can happen quickly and be difficult to stop. There are a number of events that can get water into your home, which will often lead to water damage. Knowing the reasons water damage starts may help you stop it before the damage is too harsh.


Any type of flood can lead to water damage. Floods can leave you with standing water, which will inevitably lead to water damage. If possible, get rid of the standing water as quickly as possible.


Heavy downfalls of water can also cause water damage. If you have a leaky window or roof, water can get inside of your home, leading to damage. This is especially harmful if the water collects in puddles, as that makes it more difficult to get rid of.


Faulty plumbing is another culprit of water damage. Leaky pipes can lead to a buildup of water, which will ultimately lead to some form of water damage. Inspecting your pipes regularly may help you catch leaks before they become a problem.

Water damage can leave lasting effects on your home, so it is important to take action when you notice it. Hiring a damage restoration specialist will ensure a proper cleanup is completed for your home. If you ever find yourself in need of help cleaning up water damage, contact SERVPRO, faster to any disaster.

Will Your Insurance Pay For Storm Damage Repairs?

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

If a storm hits your neighborhood and your home takes a battering in the winter weather, will your insurance company pay for repairs?

The answer is a qualified probably – but it does depend. Every company writes its own rules and the best thing to do is check the details of your policy so you know exactly what is and is not covered.

And if you are unhappy with the coverage you have, it is easy to upgrade policies or change companies for a better one – but you obviously need to do this before the storm happens.

Most standard homeowner policies do cover damage caused by winter storms – ice, snow, wind, severe low temperatures, and freezing rain. But again – do not take this as proof you are covered, check your policy.

But – and this is an important ‘but’ – standard policies usually do not cover flood damage. So damage to the roof by hail or snow will probably be paid for, but not damage caused to furniture and carpets caused by snow melting into the home.

Flood damage insurance is easily obtained, and can even be a bolt-on extra to your existing homeowner policy, but do not take it for granted and assume it is there without checking.

Another reason to check your policy details is to see if there are any expectations on you as the property owner – some will pay out only if you have handled preventative maintenance to minimize winder damage to your property, such as shutting off the water when not in use, or if you are a snowbird, some policies cease to be effective if the property is unoccupied for extended durations.

Fire Accelerants to Avoid Using to Start Bonfires

7/25/2022 (Permalink)

Bonfires are a great way to stay cozy, especially as the weather cools down. Even though most modern homes have advanced heating systems, there is nothing like cozying up to a warm fire. When starting a fire or bonfire, there are a few accelerators you should avoid for safety. Here is a list of accelerants you should avoid when starting a bonfire:

Treated wood

Treated wood can release toxic chemicals, which can hinder your breathing. Wood that is treated can contain arsenic and other toxic chemicals. When these chemicals are used to burn a fire, they can be extremely harmful and should not be inhaled.

Lighter fluid

Lighter fluid seems like an easy way to start a fire, but it can be very unsafe especially if used improperly. These products are not designed for recreational use. They often contain methanol and petroleum-based chemicals, which are also not meant to be inhaled by humans. If you're starting an indoor fire, do not use lighter fluid. It can damage your chimney and surrounding areas.


Recyclables are good to use for fires because they often help to start a fire very fast. However, using pizza boxes or cereal boxes are also treated with chemicals and should not be burned. Instead of using pizza or cereal boxes, try out small wood or purchase tinder from a camping supply store.

Wet Firewood

Wet firewood should not be used for a fire because when the wood is wet and lit on fire, it can produce toxic smoke. Moist firewood can also lead to a build-up of creosote. Creosote is another chemical that should not be inhaled. While creosote cannot be fully avoided when lighting a fire, damp firewood will lessen the amount of creosote.

Wood Pallets 

Wood pallets can be discarded, but not by catching fire.  Many pallets have been treated with methyl and also should not be burned. If you are looking to dispose of an old pallet, it can be recycled or made into a cool DIY project.


If you are on vacation and happen to see driftwood on the beach, do not burn it. Even though it can present a beautiful flame, the metal salts that the wood absorbs are also toxic.

If you are struggling with what can be used as an accelerant for your next bonfire, stick to the basics. If you are in double, you most likely should not use it to start a fire. The most common and safe forms of fire accelerants are newspaper, dryer lint, wood shavings, and crumbled paper.

All About Continuing Education and Training

6/23/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to fire and water damage clean-up, and it’s no secret that our continuous education and training are responsible! There will always be new ways to complete a restoration project and more advanced technology to do it with, so keeping our restoration professionals up to date on the current trends and technology is one of our top priorities. 

With access to the best cleaning technologies in the industry, SERVPRO can get your home or office looking like no disaster ever occurred in no time! This is how we can stay ahead of the game and make sure our team of professional technicians will always do the best job possible when it comes to your restoration project. 

We value both personal and professional development and we want our customers to be able to tell. Our continuing education programs allow for professional development that you’ll be able to see in your home during your restoration project, and allowing for personal development means that our teams of restoration professionals are happy to be there for you!

What Does it Take to be a Leader in Restoration Services?

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Here at SERVPRO, we guarantee that we’ll be faster to any-sized disaster! This is just one way that we are a leading company when it comes to restoration services. Having local franchises is one of the key factors in our ability to get to your restoration site faster than anyone else. Did you know we have over 1,700 franchises nationwide? 

Our restoration professionals use a scientific approach to emphasize monitoring and documenting the progress of fire damage restoration or water removal and cleanup, as well as the drying process. This begins with the initial inspection, which allows our team to formulate an effective plan specific to your situation. 

On top of the superior training and certification that our SERVPRO professionals receive, they will also walk you through the entire process of restoring your home, so you can have confidence that everyone involved in the project knows exactly what will be done. We also keep extensive guides pertaining to fire and water damage on our website so that you know exactly what to do while you await our arrival to improve your chances of a successful complete restoration with the lowest price possible!

How to Weatherproof Your Home

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

For months like spring, summer, and winter, weathering your home is a good plan. With winter bringing snowstorms for the majority of states, and spring and summer having high probabilities of rain and thunderstorms, weatherproofing your home will be beneficial in the long run, and help to prevent any damage.  

Investigate your roof

The roof is one of the critical parts in protecting your home from the weather, and if your room is in poor shape, or if your shingles are damaged, this raises concerns for weather conditions. If shingles are cracked or damaged this can cause leaking or damage to your home, that could be avoided by investing in new shingles that do not break as easily, some have switched to rubber shingles due to them being less likely to break.

Check out your gutters

Are there leaves, debris, or nests in your gutters? This issue can be easily resolved by installing guards for your gutters. This will prevent debris, leaves, and nests from clogging your gutters, and will help water to flow properly away from your home and not in your gutters. 


Checking your windows to make sure that they are secure and not drafty is a huge thing to see if your windows are prepared for storms. Even if there are no drafts or cracks, investing in storm windows will help to minimize any stress if an unexpected storm were to occur. 

If any unexpected storms happen, SERVPRO is here, 24/7, for YOU

Cleaning Products you Need in the Office

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

When it comes to office cleaning and maintenance, it is essential that you have all the proper cleaning supplies to get it done. Here are some things every office will need:

The first thing you should get for office cleaning is a broom, dustpan, and maybe even a vacuum cleaner. This is especially important if you have a high-traffic office where employees and customers are constantly coming in and out and tracking dirt and debris with them. 

The next cleaning supply you should get is electronic wipes. Almost every office nowadays is completely paperless so the devices tend to get dirty and grimy. Keeping wipes on hand will allow employees to clean their devices at the end of the day. 

The last essential cleaning supply is an all-purpose cleaner. This can be used to clean counters, desks, kitchen areas, and even door handles!