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Expert Fire Damage Assistance 24/7 in Marlborough

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Warehouse with green SERVPRO equipment on orange shelves Give our SERVPRO rapid response team a call to make fire damage in your Marlborough home, “Like it never even happened.”

Marlborough Property Owners Trust SERVPRO with Fire Damage Help

A fire is a scenario that no homeowner in Marlborough, or anywhere, wants to face. Not only are you shaken due to the emergency and hazards, but there is also immense loss of belongings and damage to the home you love. Hiring skilled technicians to handle your house fire cleanup project is best rather than running the risk of making the fire soiling worse. SERVPRO is available 24/7 to help you get your life and property back on track after a fire of any size.

SERVPRO is here to assist when you have fire damage in Marlborough, putting your mind at ease and keeping you informed each step of the way. Whether you had a small blaze with pungent protein soot residue in the kitchen or fire throughout the in-law apartment above your garage, we have the techniques and manpower to handle the project. 

Fire Restoration You Can Count On – Around the Clock!

Not only do we address soot and smoke remediation, but we also dispose of charred, unsalvageable building materials and contents. There will also be some level of water damage left from first-responders extinguishing the blaze in most fire emergencies. We bring equipment to handle each scenario with precision so that your property is back to pre-fire condition, “Like it never even happened.”

  • We quickly respond, beginning the inspection and assessment once given the all-clear from first-responders at your property.
  • Our team will kick into gear with tarping and board-up services to cover any missing windows, portions of the wall, or roofing materials.
  • Once we begin restoration efforts, we remove charred materials and section out any contents for cleaning or disposal based on our determinations.
  • Smoke remediation begins by removing and cleaning soot and soiling from walls, ceilings, and other surfaces.
  • Sanitizing and disinfection of all surfaces and belongings so that everything is clean and free of pungent odors.

We Also Have Our Commercial Fire Damage Customers Covered

Whether you hold the title of a business owner or commercial property manager, you have a lot on your mind, from inventory and commercial equipment to the safety of employees, vendors, and customers. We have IICRC certified technicians to handle commercial fire restoration projects, big or small. Our quick response means less downtime and lower restoration costs for your business. Because we are also locally-owned and operated, we have a vested interest in helping our commercial neighbors to handle restorations and fire cleanup in a timely manner.

Nothing Beats Our Green Fleet and Advanced Technology

One thing that sets apart the professionals from a DIYer is that we have all the latest advancements in equipment and products for fire restoration and cleanup. Some of the tools of the trade that our Green Fleet comes stocked with include:

  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filtration, industrial fans, centrifugal air movers, and vacuums
  • Moisture detection tools like air sensors, meters, borescopes, and more
  • Injectidry technology to handle moisture behind walls and tight spaces
  • Dehumidification equipment
  • Deodorants, thermal fogging machines, and ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
  • Hydroxyl generators and Ozone technology
  • Water extraction tools like truck-mounted extractors, submersible pumps, rovers, and carpet wands

Are you overwhelmed thinking about handling your homeowner’s insurance claim after a fire? SERVPRO also keeps detailed records, including inventory, that allow us to help you streamline the claims process. We also act as a priceless liaison between you and your insurance team to ensure the claim goes as smoothly as possible.

There is nothing quite like the peace of mind from hiring fire damage restoration and cleanup experts. We are here 24/7 to address your needs at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord by dialing (978) 486-9868.

Assistance in Marlborough Dealing with Water Damage

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Drying mats on a water damaged hardwood floor Don't wait; call SERVPRO to restore your Marlborough home after water damage.

Water Damage Help from SERVPRO Gets Marlborough Residents Results

Water issues come in various forms and may develop at any time. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner in Marlborough, you need to be prepared to address any leak, burst pipes, or storm damage that arises. The good news is that you never have to go through it alone when you have the help of highly trained water restoration technicians (WRT) from SERVPRO. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster – handling all forms of water, fire, and mold emergencies for our area clients.

There are many working parts for any project involving water damage in Marlborough, and our team always arrives prepared. SERVPRO stays up with the latest technology in the restoration field, and all of our vehicles come stocked with everything we need to generate results and reach our goals. 

Water Removal Services

With our powerful extraction equipment, we have capabilities for pulling up hundreds to thousands of gallons of water. We get in quickly to start water mitigation as a way to stop migration into unaffected zones of your property, using:

  • Portable extraction units
  • Truck-mounted extractors
  • Gas-powered pumps
  • Submersible pumps

Drying and Dehumidification Protocols 

Two crucial elements for all water-related projects involve drying and dehumidification to bring relative humidity (RH) back to normal levels. We feature industrial-grade dehumidifiers and air movers to pull out remaining moisture from walls, flooring, ceilings, and hard-to-reach areas, including:

  • Air scrubbers with onboard HEPA filtration
  • High-speed air movers increase airflow, allowing moisture to evaporate rapidly
  • Industrial-grade dehumidification equipment to help pull moisture from the air

Odor Removal Measures

Our SERVPRO team includes a carefully selected group of trained professionals, including Odor Control Technicians (OCT). Fire and water damage incidents create powerful odors that have to get addressed to remove any reminders of the event. We have proven methods and great equipment to help us make it “Like it never even happened.”

  • Ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
  • Thermal fogging equipment
  • Odor-counteractant beads and granules
  • Deodorizing agents

Detailed Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Treatments

There is potential bacteria growth whenever there is standing water or your water cleanup needs involve contaminants. SERVPRO uses EPA-registered cleaning agents and antimicrobials to move through each impacted area. All surfaces get a thorough cleaning to remove odors and address any contaminants. Before we finish the job, we ensure all affected areas of your building are safe for all occupants – Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned!

  • Control odorous particulates from excessive moisture with deodorization products
  • Disinfect all surfaces with products made to halt the growth of mildew, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms known to be harmful

Did you know that we gladly work with your insurance company? Having a water emergency is stressful enough without thinking about the claims process. SERVPRO manages the paperwork and carefully documents all aspects of the job to ensure your claim goes as smoothly as possible. 

With the help of trusted contractors in the Marlborough area, we can perform partial or total reconstruction of all areas suffering damage from standing water or mold growth. Using controlled demolition techniques, we remove unsalvageable materials to replace them with all-new materials before finishing them off to bring them back to preloss condition. This may include removing and replacing carpeting, carpet pads, subfloor, hardwood flooring, baseboards, paneling, drywall, and other critical building materials. 

Make sure your property is new again after being dealt a blow from water damage. Call us at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868, and we can be there within hours to begin!

Why Marlborough Residents Should Hire Skilled Mold Damage Help

1/25/2023 (Permalink)

Mold damage on the white wall of a laundry room When you see mold damage in your Marlborough home, do not panic. Contact our SERVPRO team to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Handles Mold Damage Cleanup in Marlborough with Care

For any homeowner, the thought of addressing or attempting to remove mold can be stressful and daunting. However, Marlborough residents should know there is no such thing as total removal regarding pesky black mold and other variants. Instead, you need professional mold cleanup and remediation services so that you can get safe, effective results. SERVPRO features IICRC-certified technicians with the tools, training, and protocols to clean your interior to make it “Like it never even happened.”

One of the best reasons for hiring SERVPRO to help with mold damage in Marlborough is that our team always talks you through the process. Whether we are looking for the source of water or moisture or beginning mold cleanup, we talk you through all steps so you are aware of our methods and reasons behind each action. 

These are just a few of the things that set the SERVPRO crew apart from the rest:

  • Proper safety gear for addressing mold issues. We wear PPE such as gloves, filtration face masks, goggles, full bodysuits, and boots. 
  • Our Green Fleet comes fully stocked with professional equipment, including air scrubbers, vacuums, and commercial-strength dehumidifiers. Our filtration equipment includes HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) technology.
  • We offer the full spectrum of mold remediation, including mold restoration following cleanup to handle any damage to materials and structural elements – performed by trusted partner contractors in the area.

What Do Mold Remediation and Restoration Mean?

We often get questions about mold cleanup and how we handle each project. These are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our services and what you may expect:

  • Will I need mold testing? In many cases, no. If mold is visibly present, our team can get to work using the proper equipment and cleaning products to address all surfaces, materials, and belongings safely.
  • How long will the process take? While mold damage cleanup may cause household disruption, we strive to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. Depending on the project, we could wrap everything up in as little as a few days.
  • Will my mold project be expensive? The cost for any mold project will depend on the size and scope of the job itself. Our team works to save our clients time and money with proven, efficient methods, and we continuously work to restore versus replace wherever possible. 

Should there be any extensive damage to your building materials or structural elements, controlled demolition might be necessary to get the results you deserve. This may include removing and replacing carpets, carpet padding, subfloor, drywall, and other areas of your home impacted by mold colonization. The restoration may consist of minor repairs, including sealants, new drywall, painting, or carpet installation. Our contractors may need to work on reconstruction in different rooms to bring your property back to pre-mold condition for more involved projects. 

Trust Our Odor Control Technicians (OCT)

Just as we would need to consider odors for a fire or water restoration project, the same goes for any mold call we receive. Our SERVPRO team includes Odor Control Technicians (OCT) who have been through IICRC courses on odor removal. We never take shortcuts or mask odors, so you can trust that we eliminate the odorous elements so that you can breathe freely in your property once again. 

Never wait until a mold issue gets worse, and remember never to trust DIY mold removal products. Instead, SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord will get you quality results in a fraction of the time. Reach our customer care team by dialing (978) 486-9868.

Marlborough Water Damage Repair Services by SERVPRO

1/24/2023 (Permalink)

Carpet Soaked With Water Call SERVPRO today if you need help with professional water damage restoration.

Call Immediately for Help to Mitigate Water Damage Repair Costs in Marlborough

Water damage in Marlborough homes often causes much more damage to the contents and structure of the house than people expect. Small leaks from plumbing inside walls can go undetected for days or weeks, causing extensive permanent damage to drywall, flooring materials, the home's structure, and mold infestations. Many homeowners also fail to call for help immediately, assuming the water will evaporate on its own, causing minor damage; instead, further damage occurs as organic materials absorb moisture.

These situations cause significant impacts on homes in Marlborough and require extensive water damage repair to floors, cabinets, walls, and structures. Early calls to SERVPRO and deployment of a water removal and drying team can sometimes mitigate some damage. Unfortunately, for many, it is too late. Floors are damaged:

  • Hardwood floors warp, buckle and cup requiring replacement
  • Carpets delaminate, i.e., carpet fibers separate from the backing
  • Subfloors can also lose integrity
  • Drywall absorbs water, swells, and loses strength

SERVPRO building services offer one-stop shopping for their clients, including water damage repair, construction, restoration, and remodeling capabilities. With one company managing:

  • Water removal and drying
  • Controlled demolition of compromised flooring, walls, cabinets, etc.
  • Repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction for small and large rebuilds

Clients save time and money recovering from water damage caused by plumbing leaks and water damage. If you must move out of your home during water damage repair activities, returning as soon as possible is a high priority for all our clients.

Insurance companies appreciate dealing with one company that coordinates all the tradespeople needed to complete the job and prepares and manages the insurance paperwork and claims process. Our clients appreciate the stress-free claims process.


Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for water damage repair services. We provide service to Marlborough and nearby areas. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 486-9868.

Mold Remediation for Marlborough Property Owners

12/27/2022 (Permalink)

Mold on Wall All you need is SERVPRO for all your mold remediation needs.

Call SERVPRO in Marlborough for Mold Cleanup Help

As if water damage or flooding is not enough of a nightmare for a Marlborough home or business owner, you also have to think about the potential for mildew and mold growth. There are also various circumstances where a hidden leak behind walls, cabinets, and other tight spaces can bring about secondary damage. Property owners often attempt DIY cleanup with fans and a dehumidifier but need help getting all the moisture. Once your water problem gets fixed, you need black mold remediation to work on disinfecting all areas where spores might have colonized. SERVPRO will help to restore your property, providing quality cleaning so your interior gets the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned seal of approval.

Why consider mold remediation in Marlborough with SERVPRO? We have a complete process involving proven methods to leave no stone unturned. We look behind walls, paneling, cabinetry, and under the floor coverings to ensure no moisture or mold development gets left behind. 

Our IICRC-Certified Mold Remediation Team

We work quickly to begin mitigating your moisture issue and starting the containment and cleaning process to handle mold and mildew:

  • Our crew arrives with our Green Fleet loaded with antimicrobials, odor control products and technology, drying tools, and moisture detection equipment. 
  • Once we assess, we create a mold cleanup plan to isolate the contaminated areas for safe, effective cleanup.
  • During the mold remediation, all wet or damaged materials get removed, and all non-porous surfaces and furnishings get thoroughly cleaned with EPA-registered products. 
  • Depending on the contamination level and impacted contents, we may pack up and move some items for off-site cleaning and thorough disinfection. 
  • Any unsalvageable building materials get replaced and finished to look “Like it never even happened” with the help of area contractors and vendors.

Do you need help getting a mold issue under control? We are available for mold remediation and cleanup at SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord. Call us at (978) 486-9868, and we can mobilize our team to your property as soon as possible.

Using Air Movers for Office Water Restoration in Marlborough

11/22/2022 (Permalink)

Drying Wood Floors Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord’s rapid response team is available 24/7!

Effective Tools for Office Water Restoration

After leaks or burst pipes, offices can become heavily damaged by migrating water. We specialize in Large Loss cleanup and drying services and have tools to help with disasters of any size.

Understanding the Type of Drying Tools Needed

Water restoration for Marlborough offices starts with having the right tools. We have several units that can help with efficient drying like:

  • Axial – Air movers like this address a broader focus area, ideal for moist environments or a more general drying needed on an entire room rather than specific wall points.
  • Centrifugal – Unlike axial units, these machines are meant to have a target area to focus blasts of warm air. As such, they require monitoring and regular movement to be most effective.
  • Low-Profile – These machines are of the centrifugal variety but are designed with a smaller and shorter frame to better address cavities underneath fixtures or damp pockets in confined spaces.

The Proper Placement of Air Movers

Knowing where to position air movers can be an important part of efficient drying for your office. The objective is always to limit the time you are stalled for production. We place units several feet away from the wall at a 45-degree angle, so the blasts of warm air can impact a greater surface, not blast back at the device and reduce its effectiveness.

How Do You Know How Many to Use?

The frequency of placing air movers and where they will be most effective is part of an ongoing evaluation of the drying process. Our proprietary software SERVPRO DryBook helps us to track the progress of evaporation and drying in a structure and use this data to make decisions in real-time about the frequency of air mover placement and which type of machine is best suited to achieve the desired moisture content range.

Your office will need several drying tools to return to preloss condition, and one of the most heavily used and required of these are air movers. When disasters strike, we have hundreds of these tools available to help your business when you call our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team at (978) 486-9868. 

Cleaning Up Effectively After Flood Damage at Marlborough Homes

9/26/2022 (Permalink)

Corner Baseboard Mold From Water Just a little bit of water can do a lot of damage. Call us today to minimize your loss.

SERVPRO Restores Marlborough Properties after Flood Incidents

Flooding has become a more frequent occurrence. When the velocity of the floodwaters slows, it can leave behind large amounts of sand, silt, and other debris. It also leaves behind pathogenic and non-pathogenic agents. Remediation and recovery need to be undertaken quickly after a flood incident in your Marlborough home to return the area to normal and prevent secondary damages such as mold damage.

Cleaning up after flood damage in a Marlborough home can be arduous, requiring sufficient manpower and tools. Depending on the amount of water and damage caused, it could be better to find a professional to help with the work. SERVPRO has a qualified team experienced in disaster response. We respond to such situations rapidly since we have teams on standby 24/7. Flooding is likely to ruin most interior finishes and contents when left unaddressed. Our team can prevent further damage to your property by beginning cleanup promptly.

Effective restoration after a flood entails:

  • Removing any remaining floodwaters
  • Removing mud and debris
  • Salvaging personal items
  • Drying and disinfecting any wet areas or objects



When cleaning up after a flood, you need to extract the water. Though most of it would have receded, some traces remain in certain areas of your home. Also, some structural components, such as the walls, tend to absorb moisture gradually, compromising them as long as they stay waterlogged. Therefore, drying the space out and disinfecting any affected areas or items is essential.

Assessing Flood Damage

After a flood, you must assess the damage your home may have suffered. SERVPRO proceeds with caution when assessing damage after a flood, then take the necessary safety precautions before entering the house. Our teams consider the building materials in your home to know how much water they may have retained. We look for signs to tell if a structure has been altered or weakened. For example, corners that used to be 90 degrees may have been pushed to a different angle:

Other signs to look out for

  • Cracks, bulges, and sagging in floors and walls
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Cracks in your basement or foundation walls

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord provides resources to tackle flood damage "Like it never even happened." Call us at (978) 486-9868.

Did You Know That Fires Can Leave Toxins in Your Maynard Home?

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

Outlet Plug Fire Fires can leave dangerous toxins. Call SERVPRO to restore your fire damage.

Handling Fire Damage Plus Toxins in Maynard

Fire damage to your home is a situation you need to remedy as quickly as possible to stop the possibility of secondary damage and an unhealthy living situation from occurring. After the fire is out, there is often water, smoke, soot, and odors that need removing from the home.

Once you make the call to us, your SERVPRO technician inspects the fire damage to your Maynard home and can come up with an individualized plan to return your home to normal. The first course of action usually involves removing any residual water from putting out the fire. The technicians inspect the floors, walls, ceilings, and objects in the room to determine the scope of the job for the air movers to handle. After removing the moisture, the next phase of restoration can begin.

Smoke and soot not only leave a filmy residue on the interior but also penetrate porous objects leaving unpleasant odors. Plastics and other synthetic materials can release harmful chemicals that are toxic to inhale. Smoke from wood alone can contain numerous poisonous substances, including methane, benzene, and carbon monoxide, to name just three. The soot can be removed from surfaces using dry sponges and special cleaning agents that do a two-fold cleaning by removing the residue and deodorizing as it cleans.

Once clearing away the visual reminders of the fire damage, the final step of removing the odors and toxins begins. Your SERVPRO technician can test for toxins left by the fire and determine the best method for removing odors. Should we find toxins, we use a Hydroxyl Generator, which fights against mold, odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your home, making your home safe to live in again.

Dealing with fire damage can seem overwhelming. Let our expert technicians at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord handle the cleanup for you. We are available 24/7 at (978) 486-9868 to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

Marlborough Residents - Never Wait to Call for Water Cleanup

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

Damaged Wood Flooring Just a little bit of water can do a lot of damage. Call us today to minimize your loss.

Water Cleanup to Save Your Hardwood Floor – Call SERVPRO to Your Marlborough Property for 24/7 Response

Once a water emergency hits, from burst pipes to faulty appliances, you need a team to help with emergency services and water damage so that your hardwood flooring is not lost. SERVPRO features skilled water removal services from trained water restoration technicians (WRT) to get you results that you can be happy with.

We will carefully address your hardwood flooring when you call us for water cleanup in Marlborough. The flooring can expand and develop a variety of damages when exposed to water and excessive moisture. Some common issues we see include:

  • Buckling
  • Warping
  • Crowning
  • Cupping

No matter the issue, we handle water cleanup fast to eliminate secondary damage using a variety of equipment and techniques, including:

  • Extraction equipment/pumps
  • Fans/air movers
  • Injectidry technology
  • Drying Mats
  • Dehumidifiers

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is the team to call when you need prompt water removal and cleanup. Call us 24/7 for emergency service at (978) 486-9868.

How SERVPRO Remediates Mold In Your Concord Home

8/24/2022 (Permalink)

mold on a wall Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold.

Why SERVPRO Uses Antimicrobial Agents After Mold Remediation in Concord

Ensuring that your home in Concord provides a healthy environment for your family can involve different tasks. Some require professionals who can offer more services. SERVPRO helps many families in the area restore normal microbial populations, helping eliminate the risk of damage and possible health effects. 

Why SERVPRO helps so many families in Concord with mold remediation is to ensure that homes hold no unnecessary damage that could spread and grow. After we have finished all the steps, we can protect your home from future growth. All of the earlier aspects of remediation help make this last part more effective. 

Wherever we find higher amounts of moisture with our infrared imaging cameras, we list these areas on a sheet. Using this sheet at the end of our work, we know where to apply our liquid antimicrobial agent. Depending on where these locations are in your home, we use either a sprayer or a brush/roller method. 

This liquid dries relatively fast and does not allow water to penetrate surfaces. That might become counterproductive reasonably quickly. As we apply this to walls and other surfaces, any remaining mold, microbes, or spores become trapped in it, wholly encapsulated. As the antimicrobial agent dries, it shrinks and forms an impenetrable coating around not only the surface we apply it to but also around microscopic biological materials. 

After drying, the surface looks untreated with no visible color changes or other alterations to the surface. We want to assure you that this treatment is of no risk to your children or pets once dry. When we work on homes in our area, we do so to protect those living here, just like we would do for our families. 

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is always ready to assist with the latest technological advances in restoration work, which is why we always load our Green Fleet with the equipment your home needs. Mold remediation services are available to those in Carlisle, Roxborough, and Hudson by calling our 24-hour service line, (978) 486-9868.