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Concord Area Professional Buildings Can Benefit from SERVPRO to Prevent Water Loss in Basements

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Concord Area Professional Buildings Can Benefit from SERVPRO to Prevent Water Loss in Basements Wet Basements in Concord Can Ruin Important Business Documents--Call SERVPRO for Drying and Restoration

Protecting Stored Records in Your Concord Clinic’s Basement

Since your clinic moved into a space just big enough for all of your equipment and necessary examination rooms in the Concord business district, you had to utilize all of the available space out of the immediate main floor for storage of records and documentation in hard copy form. As promising as the basement area of the building seemed to be for the boxes of records, the aging blockwork has provided perpetual dampness and moisture that could threaten these documents. Our professionals can help.

As simple as it might seem to deal with a wet basement in your Concord clinic, there are some severe consequences to perpetual dampness that extend far beyond the records that you are keeping there. Dampness can allow for the production of mold, and with the cardboard boxes of paper records and documents, it does not take long for the spores present in that environment to seat into these materials and damage them permanently. Our SERVPRO professionals can help you to protect these records and to resolve the wet basement issues.

From the time that our professionals arrive at your facility, we can get to work quickly on identifying the source of the moisture in the basement of the clinic. This process can help our team to determine what can get done to prevent further dampness, whether that is sealing up penetration points in the blockwork with hydraulic cement or installing permanent equipment like sump pumps beneath the concrete floor of the basement to divert water from leeching up through the concrete.

To protect your documents, our contents department can remove them to the safety of a nearby facility of ours until the wet basement has gotten resolved. Our SERVPRO professionals on-site can set up air movers and dehumidifiers to quickly remove the moisture from the affected areas and monitor our progress to ensure that our long-term solutions remain effective at eliminating the penetrating water. We may suggest installing a permanent dehumidifier to maintain a steady Relative Humidity.

As vital as your clinic is, many patients might become uneasy at their records becoming destroyed by mold colonization or water damages. Let our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord restoration technicians help you to preserve these vital documents and the structural integrity of the building. Call anytime that you need us at (978) 486-9868.

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With IICRC Certified Training, SERVPRO Provides the Skill Sets for Cleanup and Restoration Services

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO With IICRC Certified Training, SERVPRO Provides the Skill Sets for Cleanup and Restoration Services SERVPRO Proudly Holds IICRC Certification and Protocols when Servicing Residential and Commercial Property in the Marlboro Area

Our SERVPRO Franchise Is an IICRC Certified Firm

As a part of training, most of our Technicians and Crew Chiefs attend courses relating to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, otherwise known as the IICRC.

SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord is a fully certified firm and even offers in-house training courses for all individuals who proceed to work with our company. The IICRC was founded in 1972 and is now a globally accepted institution that gives the necessary training and certifications to those who desire to work in the cleaning/restoration and or inspection industry. The IICRC is a vital institution that is required by most companies now to demonstrate to our customers that we are prepared for any disaster that may come their way. The IICRC handles safety concerns, leadership qualities, and the protection of our valued customers.

The IICRC allows for technicians to utilize the proper equipment in the right way by assuring the safety and security of our ourselves and our customer first. Certifications from the institution give these individuals a higher standard of responsibility, safety, and concerns when it comes to the customer and the procedures that we practice.

Technicians that achieve certifications through this training have acquired integrity, leadership, and core values leading the customer into a trusted and secured relationship with our SERVPRO brand. We strive on exceeding expectations and providing our customers with the best services possible. By affording all of our Technicians and Crew Chiefs with this exposure and training in this niche restoration and cleaning industry, we can reach these goals of mutual respect and understanding from the customer and ourselves.

Many of our employees have multiple certifications from the IICRC, in all different areas of cleanup and restoration. Some of these honed skills include Water Damage Restoration WRT, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration FSRT, Applied Structural Drying ASD, Lead Safe Renovation RRRP and many more. Having team members that are well-rounded and trained in all aspects of restoration and recovery are the differentiators that make us stand out from other companies.

We promise to put our skills to good use. Our IICRC certified Technicians and Crew Chiefs are available 24 hours 7 days a week to help out with any situation necessary. You can trust SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. (978) 486-9868

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Call Our Experts If Your Home In Concord Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster

2/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Our Experts If Your Home In Concord Experiences A Flood Damage Disaster Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team is available 24/7!

Recovering The Flooded Finished Basement Of Your Concord Home

For as many homes throughout the Concord area that contend with moisture in their basements, it is not a far stretch to find that many of these same lower levels are susceptible to flooding in the right conditions. With finished basements, this level beneath the main floor of your house is now a livable space and has many construction materials and contents that could become irreparably damaged very quickly when battling rising waters.

With the wide array of flood damages that can occur to your Concord finished basement over a brief period, you need fast acting mitigation services that can respond amid the disaster to effectively lessen potential losses. Our SERVPRO experts are available 24 hours a day to continually be ready for any disasters that could affect our communities or individual properties throughout our service area. With flooding, there is a finite timeline to prevent more pressing concerns like mold growth from developing.

Often flooding requires a good deal of demolition and reconstruction, and our SERVPRO team also includes licensed contractors. With their ability to assess the scope of the job, plan out the work accordingly, and to use software like Xactimate as your insurance provider uses, we can seamlessly transition between the mitigation, reconstruction, and necessary restoration work to make it “Like it never even happened.”

From the time that our experts arrive at your address, our initial focus becomes extraction, cleanup, and material removal. Extraction is key because many of the construction materials unaffected when we arrive could ultimately become damaged without the fast removal of pooling water from this lower level of your home. We have truck-mounted pumps and gas-powered pumps to effectively remove floodwaters and move on to other mitigation steps such as pack-outs and controlled demolition.

While flooding in your home might be something that many area residents are mindful of, the effect on a finished basement requires immediate action from trained and certified restoration specialists. Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team is available 24/7 by calling (978) 486-9868.

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Frozen Pipe Season in Marlborough! Let SERVPRO Help

1/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Frozen Pipe Season in Marlborough! Let SERVPRO Help Yikes!! Frozen Pipes inside a Marlborough Home

SERVPRO Says Be Prepared to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Your Marlborough Home

T’is the season! No, not the season for holidays, and cookies and gatherings; but the season of frozen pipes! Frozen pipes have once again ignited a spark in our community of due to the numbing New England weather that has been occurring.

Frozen pipes can happen to anyone living in a Marlborough house, especially when you least expect it. It is vital that you prep for the winter storms and the weather by taking the necessary steps to stop the pipes from freezing, causing the pipes to burst. As the pipe begins to freeze, the water inside the pipe begins to expand which causes pressure along the inside of the pipes, leading it to burst. Most often or not, this burst occurs at the weakest joints of the pipe.

When a pipe freezes, all of the water inside of the pipe will begin to flood throughout your residence where the pipe broke. Moreover, trust us, nobody wants that. Luckily, SERVPRO always is here to help when you have a disaster like that occur. We have crews readily available to serve our customers at any time of the day because we never can plan for a disaster to happen, but we can be there when it does. SERVPRO has the necessary equipment to initially extract the standing water that flooded into your residence because of the pipe burst. It is important to turn the valve off and completely turn off the water for it to stop draining more water in. Once the source is completely stopped and evaluated, we can continue the drying process.

When it comes down to it, however, no one wants to spend unnecessary money on something you, yourself can help prevent. Here are a couple of steps you can take to prevent frozen pipes in your house.

1.    Check your pipes monthly. Secure the pipes with an insulated cover to keep the pipes warmer than freezing temperature. This will allow the water to run through the pipes without any blockage smoothly.  

2.    During those bitter cold nights, you can place a space heater in front of pipes that tend to be in more colder locations, like the pipes under your sink, or the water heater down in the basement.

3.    Constantly keep the water trickling to prevent the water from stopping and freezing within in the pipe itself.

4.    Unattach the hose from the exterior of the house so the water can properly drain outside of the house.

5.    Set heat on hold to a temperature higher than 55 degrees in the residence, so the pipes never reach the freezing temperature.

Like always, SERVPRO is always here to help no matter what the time or the damage. Take these simple steps to keep as little damage as possible to a job that could be a disaster. SERVPRO is available 24/7 and always available to help with frozen pipes.  (978) 486-9868

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SERVPRO Provides The Best Service For Restoring Homes In Littleton

1/24/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Provides The Best Service For Restoring Homes In Littleton Save your furniture and other belongings after a flood by calling SERVPRO.

WHY SERVPRO? Learn the Secrets behind Our Success in Flood Damage Restoration in Littleton

WHY has SERVPRO managed to maintain high standards when it comes to flood damage restoration? The answer here is simple, and it all comes from the core principles that we believe in as a certified service provider. First, we prioritize the needs of the community that we serve, and our technicians are highly trained. So, residents of Littleton who work with us deal with experienced professionals who value respect, accountability, and professionalism.

Our Flood damage restoration services in Littleton are meant to return your property to its earlier state or even to a better condition. We have the expertise and experience of meeting the needs of both commercial and residential properties. We understand there are different customers have varying needs and thus come up with different and appropriate approaches when attending to the various situations.

Our SERVPRO technicians are certified by IICRC, which means they have the skills to deal with all challenges that flood damage brings along. We understand that such events have to be treated with much urgency. That is why we instantly respond with truck-mounted or portable extraction units, and submersible pumps to extract the water. Extracting the water is not enough, we have to set up air movers to thoroughly dry your structure.

Your furniture can also be damaged in many ways after a flood. Some may suffer from spotting, which refers to when fabrics develop patches or lines. Our technicians effectively clean the patches using specialized procedures. Color bleeds are also common with colored fabrics on your furniture. Wood swells; this happens if the wood comes into contact with water for a long time. Where necessary, our excellent communication skills play a big part when we communicate with third-parties such insurance adjusters so that you are compensated accordingly.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is no doubt the company to call when your commercial property or home experiences flood damage. To reach us, be sure to call (978) 486-9868 to enjoy our fast and effective services.

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Why SERVPRO of Marlborough/Concord Is a Restoration Leader

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why SERVPRO of Marlborough/Concord Is a Restoration Leader Why Trust In SERVPRO for Concord Area Cleanup and Restoration Services? Ask Your Neighbors

Homeowners in the Littleton, Concord, and Marlboro Area Trust SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration Services

The heart and soul of our business are to provide our customers with the best possible service. What does that mean? Our client is the boss, and we execute the cleanup and restoration services to minimize the effects of an urgent call for help. Though commerce is transactional, we strive to build a relationship of trust and security with our neighbors.

Whenever a resident from the Concord area contacts our office, our staff handles the call with compassion and understanding. As we start to build this relationship we gather pertinent information so that we can quickly, within four hours, dispatch the appropriate crew to the property. This brief initial information gathering also helps to calm any fears from the caller knowing that they made the right choice. We understand the stress generated from a water, fire, or mold mishap and place ourselves in the position of the person on the other end of the call. We can instill confidence in our clients, and a sense of "everything will be okay," by adhering to our promise of a swift arrival and compassionate and polite interaction.

SERVPRO team members that communicate directly with our customers during the initial service call are aware of the importance of the meaning of "home." A residence is a sanctuary, a shelter and a place of security. We look upon each individual and deliver for them as we would for ourselves the best possible cleanup and restoration efforts.

Trust is a huge element in our business. Just as we were taught to “don't open the door to strangers” or “always be cautious when it comes to new people,” we pride ourselves in being courteous and doing what is best for our customers. Just another reason Why SERVPRO is an excellent choice to help you through an unexpected home emergency.

Homeowners in Littleton, Marlborough, Concord, and the surrounding areas expect a fast, neat, and successful service for their money. SERVPRO of Marlborough/Concord is recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a number one company for fire, mold, and water damage cleanup and restoration. By contacting us at (978) 486-9868, we promise to make you feel "Like it never even happened."

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

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Did You Know That Fires Can Leave Toxins in Your Maynard Home? 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 both 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 they 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 both 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 at 24/7 at (978) 486-9868 to make your disaster "Like it never even happened."

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SERVPRO Helps Spec Builder Cleanup His Spec House For Sale in Littleton after Extreme vandalism

1/7/2019 (Permalink)

Building Services SERVPRO Helps Spec Builder Cleanup His Spec House For Sale in Littleton after Extreme vandalism SERVPRO Says to Littleton Property Owners--Be Insured and Ready to Call Us after Flooding or Vandalism

Yes, It Happened in Littleton--Vandalism by Water Damage

There are many small, quaint towns in Massachusetts, that never really had to deal with any danger or trouble around the area. This specific house was just recently built by the builder, waiting to be purchased, leaving it unoccupied and open. This was the perfect opportunity for a disaster to happen.

The builder got a call and was shocked to hear the news of what happened. Some people broke into the Littleton house and vandalized the property. They left the kitchen sink running until the water caused a flood. The water wicked into the walls and drained down into the unfinished basement and deposited a goodly amount of standing water. There was significant water damage throughout the unoccupied structure due to the malicious act of these vandals. The builder was at a loss for what to do next.

SERVPRO sent out an estimator to the residence after being requested by the insurance company and immediately came and explained the water damage restoration process with the customer. The first step in the water restoration process is the water extraction suing state of the art equipment. Our certified IICRC crew used truck mounted pumps to suction out the standing water. Moreover, drain it to clean up the water as efficiently as possible. We work hard and fast to salvage the building materials since we strive to restore and not replace. Air movers and fans were also placed in the residence to produce high levels of air flow to accelerate the evaporation process thereby reducing the drying time. Containment was set up around the wet zones to ensure moisture did not enter unaffected areas and cause ongoing or secondary damages like mold growth. The technicians then did selective deconstruction to the basement ceiling and the other non-salvageable areas that were destroyed by the water. The finished basement received the worst damage, while the kitchen, the entryway, both the master bedroom and the closet were all affected as well. The technicians worked efficiently and effectively to restore the residence to help the building get back on the market.

The builder has been very satisfied with our work thus far, and we will continue to meet his expectations throughout the experience. The SERVPRO way is always the right way, and we are proud to be helping this community to restore their properties. Vandalism can happen to anyone at any time, but SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord is always here to help when disaster strikes. (978) 486-9868

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How SERVPRO Remediates Mold In Your Concord Home

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Remediates Mold In Your Concord Home 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 to your family can involve different tasks. Some require professionals who can provide 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 at 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 any 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, completely 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 any 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 in 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.

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The Real Truth Behind the Spread of Mold in Your Concord Home

12/30/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Real Truth Behind the Spread of Mold in Your Concord Home When you see patches of mold in your home, do not panic. Contact our SERVPRO team to investigate the cause and remediate the damage.

Mold Remediation Professionals in Concord Talk About a Few Common Causes

When a fungus exists inside your Concord home, it means that excessive moisture has come into contact with organic materials. Sometimes during a mold remediation project, the source of the excessive moisture can be difficult to locate. Contamination that is not visible to the plain eye can still cause issues to your structural components. Since fungi like to form in cool, dark places that get affected by moisture, it is likely they will develop in tight, confined spaces. If you think you might need mold remediation work conducted at your house, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company like SERVPRO.
 
Our team of experts has experience in dealing with various types of situations, and they have a trained eye that can find contamination in the most unexpected places. When completing any mold remediation project in Concord, it helps to know where mold likes to develop. By using their experience, our SERVPRO technicians can find issues, and they can also find the source in most situations. Knowing the source of the initial problem can help us figure out all of the places that moisture went. Once we follow the moisture we can usually determine where any contamination will exist.
 
One common cause of fungal growth is persistent humidity. Areas that have humid climates are especially susceptible to suffering from humidity issues. Mold that is caused by humidity often grows on walls, in closets, or under the kitchen sink.
 
Another common cause for microbial contamination is leaky pipes. Leaking pipes can contribute to a ceiling or wall mold, and if contamination is seen near a water source, it is wise to inspect for a broken pipe. Water pipes that are broken can also cause problems to develop behind your drywall or inside under sink cupboards.
 
Any time moisture gets where it is not supposed to be you are at risk for contamination. If your home ever suffers from any type of fungal contamination, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 any time of the day.
 
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