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SERVPRO Provides Expertise, Equipment, and Speed to Mitigation Water-Damaged Concord Basements

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Red hand pump for water from well NO! SERVPRO Has More Advanced Pumping Equipment to Mitigate Flood Losses in Concord Homes

For Concord Basements Using High-Pressure Extraction Pumps May Be Crucial

Many Concord homes have basements. Whether these areas have become converted into additional living space for your house or not, they remain susceptible to the groundwater threats as well as bursting pipes in the wintertime. With cold snaps typical through the winter months, inadequately insulated pipes could burst and cause substantial problems for the lower level of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals must choose the fitting extraction techniques based on the severity of the problem and its location, but we have ideal tools for these subterranean extraction needs.

 As challenging as water removal for Concord homes might become, in some instances, having the right tools from the beginning can ensure that these mitigation tasks begin shortly after our team first arrives. With basement damages, you need a pump capable of high-powered extraction over a considerable distance when no suitable drain exists to use in the basement level. Because of this, our professionals can utilize specialty pump options like our high-pressure pumps.

These units have gotten designed, as their name would suggest, to provide high-pressure operation parameters. These machines have a higher discharge head, often up to 360 feet, but can struggle with the presence of solids and debris in the water. While they are suitable for the use of clean water losses in the lower level of your home, it would struggle with the dirt, debris, and sediment commonly found in natural flooding threats. These devices can offer a high amount of lift as well, making them ideal for use in the lower levels of your home when other pumps with a shorter discharge capability are not applicable.

Extraction is a vital component to getting the house restored after a water loss incident. Once the pumps have done their job, concentrated wet-vacuuming can begin so that drying is efficient. Because much of the basement materials are masonry and concrete with lower porosity ratings, effective extraction and drying can often protect these materials from requiring removal or repair.

As challenging as water losses can feel in your basement, especially during the winter months, our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team is here to help. Give us a call anytime at (978) 486-9868.

SERVPRO Provides Expertise, Equipment, and Speed to Mitigation Water-Damaged Concord Basements

12/9/2019 (Permalink)

Parked Box Truck SERVPRO The Green Fleet from SERVPRO Carriesw Advanced Pumps and Equipment for Water Damage Mitigation in Concord

For Concord Basements Using High-Pressure Extraction Pumps May Be Crucial

Many Concord homes have basements. Whether these areas have become converted into additional living space for your house or not, they remain susceptible to the groundwater threats as well as bursting pipes in the wintertime. With cold snaps typical through the winter months, inadequately insulated pipes could burst and cause substantial problems for the lower level of your home. Our SERVPRO professionals must choose the fitting extraction techniques based on the severity of the problem and its location, but we have ideal tools for these subterranean extraction needs.

 As challenging as water removal for Concord homes might become, in some instances, having the right tools from the beginning can ensure that these mitigation tasks begin shortly after our team first arrives. With basement damages, you need a pump capable of high-powered extraction over a considerable distance when no suitable drain exists to use in the basement level. Because of this, our professionals can utilize specialty pump options like our high-pressure pumps.

These units have gotten designed, as their name would suggest, to provide high-pressure operation parameters. These machines have a higher discharge head, often up to 360 feet, but can struggle with the presence of solids and debris in the water. While they are suitable for the use of clean water losses in the lower level of your home, it would struggle with the dirt, debris, and sediment commonly found in natural flooding threats. These devices can offer a high amount of lift as well, making them ideal for use in the lower levels of your home when other pumps with a shorter discharge capability are not applicable.

Extraction is a vital component to getting the house restored after a water loss incident. Once the pumps have done their job, concentrated wet-vacuuming can begin so that drying is efficient. Because much of the basement materials are masonry and concrete with lower porosity ratings, effective extraction and drying can often protect these materials from requiring removal or repair.

As challenging as water losses can feel in your basement, especially during the winter months, our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team is here to help. Give us a call anytime at (978) 486-9868.

Our Professionals Discuss Taking Protective Steps After Water Loss In Marlborough

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

water damage in home We offer a comprehensive approach to restoring and recovering your home after a burst pipe water loss.

Taking Protective Steps After Water Loss in Marlborough Homes

Burst pipes can create catastrophic damages for Marlborough homes. While dozens of situations can lead to these disastrous circumstances, the most common of these is the freezing of portions of plumbing during the winter months. It does not matter what type of material makes up the pipes of your plumbing network or even if insulation exists, as conditions for freezing and bursting pipes can still get met.

Because of how quickly these situations can get out of control, our SERVPRO professionals must begin drying water from burst pipes in Marlborough homes immediately upon arrival. We have rapid drying solutions that can begin after extraction has completed. We make the restoration of your property as cost-effective and efficient as possible, offering a broad inventory of premier recovery tools and equipment to gain control of pooling water and immediately transition to drying surface moisture and absorbed water from construction materials.

Much of your plumbing is built into the walls of your home and otherwise inaccessible to homeowners. When separation or severe leaking occurs within these spaces, the only suitable solutions to repair the damage to the utilities and to thoroughly dry and extract this affected point is through controlled demolition and flood cuts. Removing portions of damaged ceiling tile, drywall, and other materials can allow for direct access to repair compromised plumbing and to effectively dry out the damaged region surrounding the breach.

Once drying has completed, it is vital for homeowners to thoroughly examine their plumbing for any vulnerabilities in insulation, wear on the pipe, or other possible threats. Staying ahead of compromised plumbing can reduce the likelihood of contending with widespread internal flooding when these pipes burst and unload their contents steadily until the supply line gets shut down. Our experienced general contractors can help with this inspection and necessary repairs if you need them.

We offer a comprehensive approach to restoring and recovering your home after a burst pipe water loss. You can count on the experience and equipment available to our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team to help however you need. Call us today at (978) 486-9868.

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Marlborough Residents Often Call Upon SERVPRO for Winter Water Damage Restoration for Their Properties

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

ceiling water stained and sagging from frozen pipes inside crawlspace Marlborough Winter Means Frozen Pipes--SERVPRO Suggests to Be Prepared!

How to Recover from a Burst Pipe Water Loss in Marlborough Homes

Frozen pipes might not be new or surprising to many Marlborough residents. From freezing that can occur at your water meter itself to the plumbing inside of your home, this common occurrence can have disastrous results under the right circumstances. While often the pipes need to get thawed to begin working appropriately again, some homes have the misfortune of contending with ruptured lines.
 
Water damage in Marlborough from freezing water inside of the lines can sometimes result in burst pipes, as the expanding, solidifying water inside allows for a steep increase in pressure. In scenarios where damming has fully occurred, and no water can pass through the system at all, the pressure can become too much for aging pipes in your home to contain. A burst pipe can unload hundreds of gallons of water at the break site before a shutoff valve can get reached. Because of the severity of this situation, choosing professionals like our SERVPRO team is advisable.
 
After water pipes have burst, we can mobilize quickly to begin efficient extraction. Because of this being a clean water incident, even though a Class 3 or 4 in severity, there are many exposed materials and surfaces that can get restored in-house. In many cases, direct drying with centrifugal air movers and warming with portable electric heaters can quickly impact the work area, helping to draw moisture from materials more efficiently.
 
While an assessment of the insulation of portions of pipe must get addressed by the property owner moving forward to prevent recurrences, our SERVPRO team on-site can help to thaw out exposed plumbing that might still be at risk. Our team of general contractors, licensed through the state of Massachusetts, can help with any structural concerns or plumbing repairs that to make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.”
 
During the coldest months of the year, many homes throughout New England can battle steep temperature drops and extreme conditions. Under-insulated plumbing can be a costly and damaging situation when cold snaps allow these portions of pipe to freeze and burst. However, we can help, give our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team a call today at (978) 486-9868.

What to Avoid When Combating Fire Damage in Littleton

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

stairs going into a yellow room with some charring on them Make sure that your home recovers quickly from fire damage. Contact SERVPRO!

Fire Damage Littleton – Clean or Replace?

Small fires can cause a great deal of damage from the fire itself as well as from smoke damage that may spread through the home or business. Many clients exposed to fire situations assume that almost everything must be replaced to rid themselves of the residual odors from smoke that has spread through the building. Cleaning and odor treatment can reduce the cost of the insurance claim substantially.

SERVPRO has provided fire damage restoration services in Littleton and surrounding areas for over twenty years. We are well known in the community and have won awards for the services provided. Our customers have provided many letters of appreciation.

Replacing Fire Damaged Items

Many fires are localized in the home and put out before the fire touches other parts of the home. Fast action by the homeowner and fire department can make a huge difference. Those items that have been touched by flames must be replaced due to damage and charring. We can usually clean any hard surface items. We remove charred food, grease, and the residue from the fire.

Cleaning vs. Replacement

When there is a fire, smoke and contaminants may spread throughout the home. These contaminants can leave a residue on hard surfaces. Soft surfaces such as carpets and fabrics may absorb some of this residue. The absorption rates depend on the types of food, plastics, or other materials that may have burned.

SERVPRO fire restoration experts evaluate the fire and smoke damage in your home or business. We can recommend the appropriate strategy regarding replacement, cleaning, or restoring using appropriate cleaning and odor control techniques. Hard surfaces are wiped down and cleaned. Soft surfaces are washed and cleaned with specific equipment for this purpose. Some items, such as clothing, may be sent out for specialized cleaning. We deploy deodorizers in your home to bond with the odor molecules and eliminate the odor from your home.

Many clients find that the cost of cleaning is much less than the total cost of replacement. SERVPRO can review these solutions with the client and help to return your home to its original condition economically.

Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Littleton, Acton, Hudson, and the surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call a Team You Can Trust for Professional Odor Removal in Marlborough

11/15/2019 (Permalink)

Damaged carpet pulled up, with mold laying underneath. SERVPRO knows best let us show your Marlborough home odor.

Odor will take over your Marlborough home, let us handle it.

Many types of home disasters tend to leave behind lingering odors. Water, fire, and mold alike all have distinct smells that can be unpleasant and hard to get rid of with consumer-grade products alone. This predicament can cause considerable stress for homeowners and their loved ones and detract from the comfort and relaxation of being home.

If you need professional odor removal for your Marlborough residence, SERVPRO is always available to rid your home of odors. You can get access to odor control technicians (OCTs) 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. No matter what time your home can be restored to a preloss condition.

SERVPRO Serves the Community

This team prioritizes the safety and quality of life of residents. SERVPRO both sponsors and participates in the American Cancer Society's Walk for Cancer. Other supported nonprofits and events include the Walk for Hunger, The United Way of Marlboro, MA, and other organizations that provide aid to veterans and the homeless. Providing for the community means more than taking care of them after disasters: it means always being ready to offer a helping hand.

How SERVPRO Eliminates Odors

SERVPRO OCTs have access to industrial-grade technologies and equipment that are designed to eliminate odors from a variety of sources. Whether you have foul-smelling protein odors from a cooking fire clinging to surfaces in your kitchen or you want to rid your home of odors from mold or mildew after a storm, this team has the tools necessary to deodorize your residence.

SERVPRO odor control tools include:

  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filters designed to catch particulates as small as 0.3 microns--a fraction of the width of a 40-micron human hair.
  • Proprietary antimicrobials that are OSHA-approved and EPA-registered and are highly effective for eliminating odor-causing bacteria.
  • Blast media, like baking soda, for removing char from surfaces while safely deodorizing areas.
  • Time-release gel pellets. masking gels, and odor blocks for addressing light odors.
  • Hydroxyl generators, a powerful deodorizing method that is both innovative and safe for use around people and pets. As a result, this solution helps accelerate the restoration process after a disaster occurs.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord can use a variety of cutting-edge, commercial-grade equipment to ensure that your home looks, "Like it never even happened." Call (978) 486-9868 to have certified OCTs at your home.

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Water and Odors Cause Damage to Marlborough Area Cellars

10/26/2019 (Permalink)

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Why Marlborough Residents Use SERVPRO to Restore Wet Basements

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Basements are generally at a higher risk of sustaining damage than other areas of your home. Poor insulation can be a contributing factor. Besides, a basement's positioning as a below ground level space alongside malfunctioning equipment, such as sump pumps, can cause a problem for any homeowner. It is vital to take decisive action if you should discover moisture in your basement. These issues can quickly deteriorate into mold, rot, or contamination in the lower levels of your home.

As an established local provider of restoration services, we can help you with a Wet Basement incident in your Marlborough home. SERVPRO uses qualified water restoration technicians (WRT) as well as specialists with certification in applied structural drying (ASD) and molds remediation technicians. Our qualifications are given by the nationally recognized Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) body.

One of the challenges facing a SERVPRO WRT is the lack of open-air ventilation in subterranean regions of the home. This challenge means that your technician needs to apply a closed-system drying method. Closed system drying methods involve creating artificial are movement, encouraging evaporation, and dehumidifiers to remove evaporated moisture from the surrounding air.

Proper drying techniques are among the most effective at controlling microbial growth issues. These techniques can also tackle stubborn unpleasant odors, which can be more noticeable in wet or humid conditions. In situations where water odors remain after the cleaning and drying process is complete, SERVPRO technicians can deploy odor restoration equipment.

Controlling odor works best when the method of dispersal mirrors that of the cause of the odor. In a situation where water has led to unpleasant odors, SERVPRO initially uses spray-on or liquid deodorants. We can also place masking pellets or, in some cases, used water-based ultra-low volume fogging equipment. Using a combination of drying, cleaning, and deodorizing methods, we can be confident of restoring your lower levels to their preloss condition.

If you notice a water emergency in the lower levels of your home, contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord immediately at (978) 486-9868.

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We Can Handle Fire and Odor Damage In Your Malborough Home

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

Living room suffering major fire damage “Like it never even happened.”

Fire and Odor Never Win in Malborough Homes That Use SERVPRO

One thing about the aftermath of a fire in a home, homeowners do not have to resign themselves to living with the slight odor of fire damage. With proper applications, the eradication of smoke odors is entirely possible.

There are many levels to accomplishing complete removal of damage from the fire and smoke odor in Malborough homes. SERVPRO technicians use different methods to achieve this. There are several contributors to the foul odors in the house.

Removal of Charred Items
SERVPRO technicians inspect each item as they go through the property and remove items too burned for restoration. This action assists in substantially lessening the smoke odors. Controlled demolition actions help in the lessening of scents and prep the property for any needed repairs or reconstruction.

Scope the Property for Water Damage
Water does well to extinguish fires; however, unless rapid cleanup efforts occur, it also has the potential to amplify the damage to the property. The technicians use water extraction equipment and drying as needed, along with ventilation to lower odors in the home.

Hand Removal of Smoke Damage
Careful testing to determine the best cleaning methods occurs on surfaces and objects requiring smoke residue removal. Technicians utilize both dry and wet cleaning processes as needed for the best outcome. In cases where painted walls contain soot and elimination is not possible, the technicians seal the wall to ready it for priming and painting.

Techniques for Smoke Odor Removal
Depending on the level of odor control required, technicians choose from different treatments. For slight odors, time-release gel pellets are a good choice. When more robust scents remain in the home, technicians commonly use devices such as hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, or thermal foggers. Both hydroxyl generators and thermal fogging work to eradicate odors at the molecular level and work even against deeply embedded odors.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 has both extensive experience and the equipment to remove fire and odor and restore your home to its pre-fire condition. “Like it never even happened.”

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How SERVPRO Dries Basements in Concord

10/2/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged basement; SERVPRO drying equipment removing being used to remove water Many homes experience water damage in their basement. SERVPRO has the know-how to dry your basement quickly.

Potential Problems with Your Wet Basement in Concord

The fall season is almost here, and the temperatures in the Concord area will most likely start to drop soon. Once it starts to get cold at night, pipes can break, which can leave you with a wet basement. Many houses have water pipes running in the floor between the main level and your basement. If one of these pipes develops even the smallest leak, water can pour into your basement from the ceiling.

Once moisture starts to leak from above, the building materials and contents inside your wet basement in Concord can become damaged. When the ceiling tiles or drywall making up your ceiling get saturated, their structural integrity can become compromised. In some cases, water can fill up the ceiling cavity, and the weight of the liquid can cause the ceiling tiles to break. Once the water breaks the ceilings seal from the house's main level other building materials, including your walls and flooring materials, can get wet.

When water starts to fill up inside your basement, it is best to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our technicians are highly trained and certified by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification program. We have the knowledge and experience to determine the best plan of attack for your unique situation.

When dealing with moisture-related issues, our SERVPRO technicians know that getting the water extracted and dried up promptly is vital. Problems can get much worse if items in your home remain wet for too long. We provide fast 24/7 service so that we can begin restoring your house immediately after receiving your emergency call.

Once we get your permission to begin restoration procedures, we inspect the damage to figure out the best way to accomplish rapid structural drying. We have at our disposal advanced technology that can help us identify and mitigate moisture problems of all types. For example, if your carpet gets wet, we can use a heavy-duty extractor to compress your carpet and pull water from it.

If a plumbing failure ever causes your basement in Carlisle, Hudson, Acton, or Maynard to flood, call SERVPRO of Marlborough / Concord at (978) 486-9868. Located in the area, and the rumor has it that We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Air Scrubbers Are Used in Commercial Mold Remediation in Concord

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Plastic sheeting barricade around sink and dishwasher; SERVPRO equipment A slow leak caused mold to growth. We set up a containment field to prevent the mold spores from traveling to unaffected parts of the home.

Commercial Mold Remediation Crews In Concord Explain How Air Scrubbers Get Used

If organic materials inside your Concord fabric store ever get wet, fungi can develop and cause your business many problems. If wooden or paper items inside your store stay wet from a storm or water leak for longer than 48 hours, then you might be in a situation where you need to call in a professional commercial mold remediation company such as SERVPRO. Once a fungus develops, it can quickly spread throughout your building.

Once your structure gets contaminated, it is wise to conduct commercial mold remediation inside your Concord retail store as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more time the spores coming from the fungus can get airborne and spread throughout your structure. Once fungi form they start growing structures called hyphae that release tiny seeds or spores into the air. These spores float around before settling onto another food source where they can develop and contaminate a new area.

Whenever our SERVPRO team mitigates mold-related issues, we take measures to prevent spores from spreading and contaminating your fabric store's products and structural components. One piece of equipment we use during the mitigation process is an air scrubber equipped with a HEPA filter. This machine "scrubs" the air by creating negative pressure and sucking the contaminated air inside your store into a HEPA filter that is designed to trap microscopic particles, including spores released by fungi.

If removing existing fungal contamination is required, our team sets up a containment chamber and attach an air scrubber to create negative air pressure within the affected area. The machine sucks in any particles that become airborne during the removal process.  Air scrubbers also clean the area that might have already been contaminated by spores.

In some situations, air scrubbers can also be used to ensure clean air inside your fabric shop. Since the majority of your products are porous cloth materials, we use air scrubbers to remove any potentially harmful airborne particles so that they cannot penetrate and contaminate your contents.

If you ever notice the presence of fungi inside your fabric store in Littleton, Hudson, or Boxborough, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. We are available 24/7, and We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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