Recent Commercial Posts

Containment makes all the difference

3/8/2019 (Permalink)

Wayne hotel days before Villanova graduation

Business owners face unique challenges dealing with property damage.  Missing walls and ceilings, noisy drying equipment, busy crews working in plain sight, and construction related dirt and debris can make for a miserable customer experience. 

SERVPRO of The Main Line believes that no business should have to jeopardize their customer experience for property damage.  We have over 30 years of experience cleaning up and restoring business.  We know how to minimize the disruption and keep you open during a difficult time.  That is why we construct beautiful containment barriers around the work area while remediation and repairs can be made out of sight and out of mind. 

Picture below shows a Wayne, PA hotel only one week before the Villanova graduation.  A sprinkler head burst in the lobby; the ceiling collapsed, custom cabinets were damaged, wallpaper walls destroyed, carpet saturated.  The SERVPRO of The Main Line emergency crew arrived within hours and cleaned up the damage then began the drying process.  The drying was finished 3 days before guests would begin to flood the hotel.  The hotel repair crew began immediately, but problems arose.  The wallpaper was out of stock and wouldn’t be available for three weeks.  The custom cabinets were on rush but would not be completed for two.  Time was an asset the hotel did not have.  

Luckily SERVPRO of The Main Line set up a containment barrier that kept the work area out of sight and the lobby clean.  While the hotel was not able to use a section of the lobby, the customer experience remained intact and the hotel did not loose any business.

If you’re a business owner in need of emergency cleanup, trust the professionals at SERVPRO of the Main Line to make it "Like it never even happened." while it is currently happening.

Rapid response can mean the difference between restore vs. replace

2/6/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial office building water damaged carpet.

The first few hours after a commercial water damage can be the most vital.  Rapid response will many times be the determining factoring between restoring and replacing.  The photo captioned is what the employees of this office building saw when they came into work one morning.  A quick call to SERVPRO of The Main Line and a crew was on their way.  Clean up began with extraction of carpets.  Other crew members moved and blocked contents.  Even more crew members removed the vinyl cove base and drill holes in the lower drywall to allow airflow to more efficiently dry the walls.  Holes are always punched below the trim line to allow for the new trim to cover the holes.  Drying equipment was set up by a manager as he walked through to ensure nothing was overlooked and properly document the job for the insurance company.  The SERVPRO team came in like a wave, just as the water did a few hours before.


Job timeline



  • The water damage was discovered on a Friday morning at 6:00AM.

  • The crew arrived at 7:45AM.

  • The work was completed by Friday evening at 6:30PM.

  • Crew returned Saturday and Sunday to take moisture readings and reposition drying equipment for optimal drying.

  • Crew arrived 6:00AM Monday to install new cove base and remove equipment.

  • By Monday 9:00AM, the property was put back together and it was business as usual for this company.   Employees that had off that Friday never even knew anything had happened!


If you have a water damage in your commercial property, remember that a quick response from SERVPRO of The Main Line can make the difference from a inconvenient weekend to weeks of construction and loss of use.  Call us today to help make it "Like it never even happened!"