Lancaster, Pennsylvania Fire, Water, Storm Damage Restoration Services
Professional cleanup, restoration, damage recovery and reconstruction from water damage, fire damage, mold, and more……
Call us first when disaster strikes. We put things back together and back to pre-damaged condition.
We recommend calling The Restoration Pros first! When you have a water loss or any other type of disaster. Our years of experience allows us to see the full extent of water, flood, mold, fire, or smoke damage.
CALL US FIRST! 800.692.7440 PENNSYLVANIA RESTORATION PROS
Don’t Wait! Failure to mitigate and restore your property damage after a water loss allows moisture and humidity of contaminated materials to present serious long-term health risks.
Standing water and wet, contaminiated materials not only continue to cause property damage the longer they sit, they are a breeding ground for viruses, bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms that can trigger allergic reactions and cause disease long after the flood.
We are a full-service 24/7 Restoration Company.
The nights are getting longer, and winter is nearly here. It is getting cold outside, and that means that plumbing
problems are right around the corner. Any device that carries water is in danger when the ground freezes. Sump
pumps are no exception, because they are a direct conduit between the water in the ground and the water in
your home. If it rains while the ground is frozen, or even if snow burden begins to melt before the ground has
thawed, you will need your sump pump as badly as you have ever needed it. If the intakes are frozen or the
pump is incapacitated, then you are in a lot of trouble.
The first thing to do, in case of an emergency, is to get an emergency siphon going. An aquarium pump or even a
regular garden hose will enough to get started on all but the most dire emergencies. Drain it into a sink or out a
window. Once you have stopped things from getting worse, it is time to diagnose the problem.
Debris is one of the first things you look for, because the ground breaks up in the cycles of freeze and thaw, and
little pieces of earth get in everything. All pumps have a screened opening for the water to flow through. When
the screen gets clogged, water cannot flow through properly. Then it begins to back up into your basement. If
there is something wrong with the switch, or the water level detector, then your sump pump may not even be
able to turn on. Sometimes the switch gets wedged into the side of the basin, or things get caught in it. This
happens very often in freezing climates, where the ground is constantly expanding and contracting.
The drainage pipe outside the house can also freeze or clog with snow, which means that the water cannot get
outside. There are a lot of ways this can be remedied. Some are preventative, and some are designed to fix the
problem after it occurs. If the drainage pipe is hopelessly stopped up, then a stop or a redirecting pip can be
installed, allowing the water to drain somewhere else until a repair can be made. It is always best to prevent a
problem like this, though. Drain pipes, so that they cannot fill up with ice. That way they will be available when
you need them. If you can keep standing water out of them in the cold of night, they may never back up at all.
Cover the pipes with insulation whenever possible. Wonderful insulation is available from any home repair store.
If necessary, blankets can work for an emergency in a cold snap. If you sump pump has a tendency to freeze, it
might be necessary to take repairs one step further. Electrical wires can be installed around the pipes to gently
heat them and keep them from freezing.
A frozen sump pump can be an absolute disaster. Keep water out of your home and make sure your sump pump
is working correctly.
As well as repairing damages due to fire, water, smoke, and storms, we also provide special services if need be. These special services include hoarding cleanup, trauma cleanup, as well as mold remediation and other services. We pride ourselves on being a very versatile company, and that is why we try to provide services like this to our customers. Right when you call us, we will dispatch our technicians to your location. Our craftsmen are IICRC certified, meaning that they have the experience and expertise that you need for your restoration process! Our workers are compassionate and understanding of your situation and that is what sets us apart from our competitors. We care about you AND your home, not many companies can say that. Customer satisfaction is our number one goal at the Pennsylvania Restoration Pros, and we are not satisfied until you are!
Also, we can help you with the insurance companies and the insurance adjusters. We know that this can be one of the most stressful parts of the whole process, and that is why we want to help you through it, and take that weight off of your shoulders. Our technicians spot things that others may miss, and that in turn gives you a better price. We want to make sure that you are getting a reasonable price for the work we are doing!
Call us today to kick start the restoration process!
We’ve got you covered! No waiting, no “what next?”, no hassles.
Lancaster Public Resources:
120 N Duke St
Ph: (717) 291-4711
City of Lancaster