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Equipment Spotlight: Moisture Meter

SERVPRO of Peterborough uses specialized equipment to determine the scope of your water damage at this stage. We inspect and test to determine the extent of damage and how far the moisture has traveled to ensure proper and complete restoration. Today's spotlight is on the protimeter or moisture meter. The moisture meter is simplified into three distinct stages. Moisture below 17% is considered dry and is color-coded green. Next is "At Risk" which is given the color yellow. Finally a "Wet" reading is anything over 21%, since this is the industry standard. This allows us to thoroughly and quickly restore your home back to preloss condition. 

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Leaky Washing Machine

A twisted or snapped supply line is one of the most common issues in a water damage, especially for a washing machine where large volumes of water flow in a short amount of time. That was the case when this two story apartment flooded from the washer down into the downstairs kitchen. In order to dry the ceiling from above, crews cut out the wet ceiling and duct plastic into the small cutout to circulate airflow. This is a quick and efficient SERVPRO process to dry out tough to reach materials. Our customer couldn't believe how quickly we were able to dry out their home. We make disaster "Like it never even happened." 

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Water In the Crawlspace

Not all water damages are the same, water will move in the direction of least resistance like in this case. Water cascaded down from the sink pipe into the crawlspace. When crews arrived they noticed a large puddle on the vapor barrier and soaked underlayment directly below the sink line. Crews were able to dry the structure from below before mold growth started to show. Our customer was very thrilled that mold has not started to grow! We make disaster "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today if you noticed excess moisture in your crawlspace or leaky pipes coming from your sink, the issue could be more serious than you think. 

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"Ready For Whatever Happens"

No matter what we are "Ready For Whatever Happens" This trailer is locked and loaded with supplies and equipment. When a disaster strikes pick up the phone and call SERVPRO of Peterborough.

(705) 761-7216

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Heavy Rain From Leaky Roof

Roofs can take a beaten no matter the season. That's why having your roof inspected or replaced every 5-10 years is needed. Many of SERVPRO of Peterborough's storm calls are due in part to leaky roofs or cracked windows. This is one of those cases where a leak in the roof allowed water to enter through the attic into a bedroom. When the homeowners woke up they noticed their ceiling falling down because of the weight of the water. If you have a crack in your roof call SERVPRO of Peterborough at (705) 761-7216. We are "Ready for whatever happens" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Microwave Fire

Simply overcooking popcorn in the microwave can cause thousands of dollars in damages. Luckily, no one was injured in the fire, yet smoke and soot filled the entire home from garage to master bedroom. The photo shows the cause of loss and the extent of the damage. Crews went to work tearing out all burnt appliances and cabinets before cleaning walls, ceilings, floors, and furniture. To the homeowners surprise only furniture in the kitchen needed to be tossed since we were able to clean other room's furniture to preloss condition. Whether it's burnt popcorn or a grease fire you can trust SERVPRO of Peterborough for your kitchen fire. 

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Content Cleaning

Fire damage, including smoke and soot, affects not only the structure of your house but also your belongings. SERVPRO of Peterborough understands your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings make your house more than a structure; they make it home. SERVPRO of Peterborough specializes in restoring contents damaged by water, fire, or mold. Our expertise and “restore” versus “replace” mentality can help you save money while preserving precious keepsakes that can’t be replaced. We pretest your belongings to determine what items we can restore to pre-fire condition by using several methods of cleaning your contents.

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Kawartha Conservation Explore Nature Challenge

From August 2 until Thanksgiving weekend, participants, families and friends are encouraged to walk, run, skip, bike or hike each of the 11 kms of trails at Ken Reid Conservation Area. Participants will not only receive a medal after completing the Ken Reid Conservation Area Challenge but will be helping the environment through both tree planting projects and fundraising for important initiatives across the Kawartha Conservation Watershed.

Individuals and families can register for the first Explore Nature Challenge at Ken Reid Conservation Area online and the challenge officially kicks off on August 2.

Proceeds from the challenge will go to support the Kawartha Conservation Foundation and their efforts to help undertake important initiatives that support the environment and the people who enjoy our environment, conservation areas and more.

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SERVPRO of Peterborough & Manvers Mustangs

SERVPRO of Peterborough are proud sponsors of the local Manvers Minor Hockey Association in Bethany.

Making a positive difference in our youth’s hockey development.

Manvers Minor Hockey Association enables the children in our community to participate fully in the sport of hockey, by making it a safe and secure environment, ensuring the players receive the necessary learning opportunities to further enhance their skill base. 


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SERVPRO of Peterborough @ The Pete's!

SERVPRO of Peterborough is a proud sponsor of the Peterborough Pete's Next Gen game on November 28th

The Peterborough Petes outlasted the Ottawa 67's in a 3-2 win in a Sunday afternoon game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Mason McTavish, Emmett Sproule, and Kaspars Ziemins recorded goals through the first 40 minutes powering the Petes to victory.


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SERVPRO Christmas 2021

Happy Holidays from Tim and everyone at SERVPRO of Peterborough and wishing you all the very best in the new year!

Don't forget to be kind to one another 

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Leaking Pipes May Cause Major Water Damage

Peterborough residents barely think about the amount of pressure in their home's pipes except when it seems too low in the shower or kitchen sink. Opening up the valve might solve this problem, but at the same time, it can create a real disaster.

Increasing the pressure can lead to broken pipes in your house, followed by water damage to the area. SERVPRO can send IICRC-certified technicians to your home after such a disaster and get things dry quickly. This can keep water damage from becoming a reality for you. Water damage can affect almost anything.

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Document Drying Chamber

SERVPRO® Document drying chamber offers cleaning, digitizing, sterilization (through gamma irradiation), deodorizing, trimming, refile jacketing, and certified destruction services. Even on category 3 losses or items affected by microbial growth, the drying chamber can help recover those items. The drying chamber can dry almost 800 cubic feet of documents in each cycle. The standard run time for that size of a load is about 4-8 days depending on the nature of the items and the amount of moisture that is in them. The drying chamber team is available 24/7, 365 days a year to assist with customer concerns, HIPAA certifications, proper shipping, and the drying process.

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Did You Know? Science of Drying

Our SERVPRO of Peterborough Professionals are trained in the art of Psychrometrics, a calculated science which reduces drying time by adjusting the locations and types of dehumidifiers as drying conditions change. Making every loss "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO of Peterborough - Ready for Whatever Happens

After a disaster, such as flooding, you will need to have a remediation company come and assess the damage. However, it is still good to know what types of damage to expect from different storms. 

If you want to be ready before a disaster strikes SERVPRO of Peterborough is here to help you. Call us today to see how we can help you feel safe and secure in your home or business today!

Tel: 705-761-7216

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Myth: If you're caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should crouch down to reduce your risk of being struck.
Fact: Crouching doesn't make you any safer outdoors. 

Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Fact: Lightning often strikes the same place repeatedly, especially if it's a tall, pointy, isolated object. 

Myth: If outside in a thunderstorm, you should seek shelter under a tree to stay dry.
Fact: Being underneath a tree is the second leading cause of lightning casualties. 

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Did you know? Storm Damage

If stormwater has entered your structure through the flooding of a creek, stream or river, or if it has filtered through insulation during its intrusion, it is considered black water and could be hazardous to your health.

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Smoke Alarms = Fire Safety

Smoke alarms save lives, make sure that there is a working smoke alarm outside of each sleeping area. In addition to smoke alarms installed in proper locations make sure that batteries are changed twice a year to ensure safety for you and your family. 

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SERVPRO's Fire Facts

- 7 people die everyday from a house fire

- Most impacting children and elderly

- If a fire starts in your home you may have as little as 2 minutes to escape

- Make sure your family has a fire escape plan and practices it regularly  

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Call SERVPRO for your Fire Cleanup!

When it comes to the safety of your family, it is never a bad idea to be prepared for the worst possible scenarios. When a fire occurs, for example, there is no time to waste.

That is why it is essential that you and your family are prepared and have a step-by-step plan for escaping a fire.

Be prepared now and have SERVPRO of Peterborough on standby incase of your next emergency. 

Tel: 705-761-7216

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SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action.

Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

For more information or to get started creating your business profile call SERVPRO of Peterborough today!

Tel: 705-761-7216

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Commercial Cleaning Services

Our Commercial Cleaning Services Include:

• Air Ducts and HVAC
• Biohazard and Sewage
• Trauma and Crime Scene
• Carpet and Upholstery
• Drapes and Blinds
• Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Floors
• Odour Removal and Deodorization
• Vandalism
• Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned
• Commercial Restoration
• Commercial Water Restoration
• Commercial Fire Restoration
• Commercial Mold Remediation
• Commercial Storm and Major Events
• Disaster Recovery Team
• Commercial Cleaning
• Building Services
• Specialty Cleaning Services

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Commercial Asbestos Containment

SERVPRO of Peterborough erected this containment prior to performing an asbestos abatement in a commercial space. During an asbestos abatement all exposed surfaces are covered as per Type 3 procedures.

Call SERVPRO of Peterborough 705-761-7216

Commercial mould containment

Commercial Mould Containment

SERVPRO of Peterborough erected this containment prior to performing a mould abatement in a commercial space.

All existing walls and storage racks were wrapped to protect merchandise during abatement.

Call SERVPRO of Peterborough 705-761-7216

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Trash Can Fire

Smoke and soot damage can be caused by many things, not just a fire. This picture shows the damage caused from careless disposal of a cigarette into a residential garbage can. 

call SERVPRO of Peterborough 705-761-7216

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Basement Flood Remediation

SERVPRO of Peterborough received a call at 2am for a basement flood. 

Once the excess water has been removed, the floors and walls may appear dry, but a quick inspection will reveal they are wet to the touch. Nearly all building materials, like wood, drywall, and flooring materials, are porous and therefore retain water. This retained water can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mould damage.

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Bathroom Mould

You may have seen news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mould” or “toxic mould”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mould.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mould often called black mould, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mould can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mould with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mould.

Learn more about mould and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mould Damage Tips. 

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Storm damage

SERVPRO of Peterborough doesn't just service residential and commercial properties!

As a preferred vendor for Heartland Farm Mutual we were called after a storm and heavy winds caused damage to this barn. 


CFIB Approved Vendor

Team Canada – SERVPRO is now a recommended resource to help CFIB members get through the COVID-19 pandemic with our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program. CFIB has more than 110,000 members. This program applies to all Canadian franchisees.  

SERVPRO is offering up to 60% for members!

PIBA Annual Curling Bonspiel

PIBA Annual Curling Bonspiel

SERVPRO of Peterborough with SERVPRO of Barrie at The annual Peterborough Insurance Brokers Association Curling Biospiel is taking place on Wednesday, February 25 at the Omemee Curling Rink in Omemee, ON.  

Luke curling at the 32nd annual IBADR Curling Bonspeil

32nd Annual IBADR Curling Bonspiel

SERVPRO of Peterborough at the 32nd Annual IBADR Curling Bonspiel

Organized by the Insurance Brokers Association of Durham Region

Held at Annandale Golf and Country Club in Ajax

February 6th 2020

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SERVPRO of Peterborough donation basket

SERVPRO of Peterborough donation basket for the annual Christmas raffle at Grandview Public School in Bethany, Ontario. 

Bethany is where is SERVPRO of Peterborough is located and also where the owner, Tim, grew up.