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Flooding from heavy summer storms

July 24, 2017 by  
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Wether you believe global climate change has anything to do with it or not, the fact is – if you live in Pennsylvania right now, you’ve experienced a stormy summer so far in 2017. It seems like a pattern of high heat index and humidity causing torrential downpours almost daily.
These downpours often bring heavy rain totals and flooding of all kinds. Flash floods, saturated ground flooding, high creeks and streams, etc.flooding from heavy rain

Unfortunately, flood claims on your homeowners insurance can leave you holding the bag, depending on the type of flood and coverage you have. Mellon Certified Restoration has spent over 35 years dealing with floods of all types and severities. If you have insurance coverage we will work with them as well as yourself to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. If your insurance doesn’t cover your flooding issue, we will work with you just the same and make sure your home is well taken care of.

All too often we receive calls from homeowners who attempted to clean up the flooding themselves and found out the hard way that it wasn’t a good idea. Water has a way of finding itself into the small cracks and crevasses, under flooring, behind walls, etc. When missed or left untreated, this can lead to a host of bigger problems like mold, rotting wood, peeling and bubbling paint, etc. It’s preventing issues like these that we do best. The things you don’t see! We have the equipment you don’t have, or often don’t know you need to fully resolve the water damage issues that stem from flooding.

In a nutshell, if you find yourself in a situation with water coming into your home, you should strongly consider calling a professional to take a look. It may very well save you a fortune down the road.

Mellon Certified Restoration is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with locations throughout Pennsylvania. Our Certified Technicians will quickly respond with specialized equipment to minimize the damage by removing the water and starting the cleanup and drying process.

Preventing disaster from falling trees and limbs

June 15, 2017 by  
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Falling trees and tree limbs can cause major damage to your home.  Saturated ground, high winds and other perils caused by nature are out of our control.  There are, however, things you can do to help avoid the dangers of falling trees and limbs from damaging your home.tree falls on house

The following is a checklist of some basic preventative measures you can take:

  • Inspect your trees carefully several times each year and in all seasons.
  • Avoid planting brittle species where falling limbs could damage your property.
    Some examples:
    Silver Maple
    Lombardy Poplar
    Box Elder
  • Prune trees when they are young, and regularly thereafter.
  • Use correct pruning methods, always making the pruning cut outside the branch collar.
  • Don’t allow trees to be topped!
  • Always plant the right tree in the right place. For example, avoid planting large-growing trees under power lines, or too close to your house, and make sure the species selected matches the soil and other site characteristics.
  • Water deeply during dry periods.
  • Consider cabling or bracing weak branches in older trees of high value.
  • Do not plant trees with narrowly-forked stems.

Mellon Certified Restoration has 35 years of experience in restoring damage due to falling trees and limbs.  We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and ready to respond to your emergency needs.  Contact one of our offices in Harrisburg, Williamsport, Scranton, Allentown, Exton, Huntindon Valley, Yeadon, and the Philadelphia Metro area for help.  See our contact us page for more info.