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SERVPRO Offers Concord Residents Safe and Secure Biohazardous Cleanup

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO Offers Concord Residents Safe and Secure Biohazardous Cleanup SERVPRO Provides Safe Bio-Hazardous Removal from Your Concord Property

Effective and Immediate Biohazard Response for Concord Properties

Animal infestations, sewage blockage, and crime scenes are among the leading hazardous situations that face Concord homeowners that require professional restoration practices. Our team of dedicated professionals has the experience and the safety-training to handle threatening situations effectively, working fast to remove the threats present and restore a property to its preloss condition.

With biohazard incidents, your Concord home may become unsafe for you. Our SERVPRO team offers 24/7 response to emergencies to get the restoration process started as quickly as possible to limit the time our customers have to relocate if that scenario presents itself. For either of these scenarios such as infestations or various crime scenes, many steps must get taken to restore the property fully.

One of the reasons that our SERVPRO franchise is a wise choice for biohazard restoration is our expertise and training in this niche of the industry. We have an entire team of educated technicians who obtained their IICRC certifications for biohazard cleanup and restoration and continue training regularly in safe practices and personal protective equipment designed to keep them and our customers safe. These ongoing educational opportunities offer our clients restoration technicians that are well-educated in overcoming all of the obstacles and potential risks associated with various biohazard cleanup scenarios.

Even beyond the expertise of the technicians we dispatch to an address, our customers expect compassionate technicians with the equipment that can make short work of the problem. High-powered vacuums, industrial-strength detergents and solvents, dry cleaning equipment, carpet cleaning tools, and other machines all play a vital role in returning a property to its former condition. We strive to maintain the best equipment in the industry, offering the fastest solutions to traumatic situations that impact your property.

Regardless of the hazard present in your home, having the right professionals with the training and the equipment to overcome it is crucial. Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord restoration technicians have the safety training and expertise with our industry-leading equipment to help you overcome whatever contamination has affected your home. Give us a call anytime at (978) 486-9868.

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What to Avoid When Littleton Flooding Affects Your School Buildings

12/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Avoid When Littleton Flooding Affects Your School Buildings When a broken pipe causes flooding to the school grounds that you manage, contact team SERVPRO for water removal and remediation.

Burst Pipes Cause Flood Damages to Littleton Public Schools

As the overseer of a Littleton public school, you cannot begin to account for the potential threats to the building itself from natural disasters, students, and unforeseen circumstances. With situations like pipe bursts, you need a team of professionals with the knowledge to help you overcome this emergency quickly before the damage gets out of control. Our 24-hour response team can help.

With burst pipes in your Littleton school, high volumes of water begin to rush throughout the affected area and spreads quickly to any new location that can get reached. Considering that much of the plumbing throughout the school is conveniently built into the walls for aesthetic purposes, locating the source of the problem and repairing this breach in the line can prove challenging without extensive demolition. Our SERVPRO professionals have the equipment to make mitigation of this water loss incident as fast as possible with limited tear out.

Our SERVPRO franchise prides itself on providing our residential and commercial customers with our advanced equipment designed to make our restoration work more effective and cost-efficient. One of these advanced tools that our technicians use for an emergency such as this would be our leak detection equipment. This device can pinpoint the position of a water line break using auditory cues. Once the break has gotten located, the controlled demolition in this specific area can begin to repair the damaged line.

Another one of the advanced tools that our team uses to help our restoration work to exceed your expectations is our moisture detection devices. Most often, our technicians utilize thermal imagery to locate temperature differences to indicate the presence of moisture through walls, flooring, and into ceiling materials to learn where moisture exists and where our air movers and dehumidifiers should get positioned to remove this dampness most effectively.

Every step of the process from the initial assessment of the damage to returning your restored building to you has gotten designed to be time-saving and cost-effective for the customer. You can count on our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord water restoration technicians to arrive quickly with the resources to recover the damage fast. Give us a call today at (978) 486-9868.

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Why Trust SERVPRO with Your Water-Damaged Basement? Because We Are The Best!

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Trust SERVPRO with Your Water-Damaged Basement? Because We Are The Best! SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord has got your back when it comes to basement water damage.

The Risks of a Wet Basement in Your Marlborough Home

Many Marlborough homeowners battle wet conditions in areas of their property. Over time, it often just becomes easier to allow these moisture-ridden areas to persist rather than to continue fighting them, but there are risks involved with allowing this dampness to continue. Better understanding the threat to a wet basement can help you appreciate the wise choice of getting our professionals to help you find a solution.

A wet basement in your Marlborough home is a literal breeding ground for mold spores to seat and colonize throughout the area. Once they have established a growth, the situation can spread quickly, degrading materials and posing potential health risks to the occupants of the house. Our SERVPRO professionals can respond quickly through our 24-hour response team, but steps can get taken before this to help reduce the possibility of fungal growth.

A chief focus of our SERVPRO professionals is locating the source of the moisture in the lower level of your property and reducing its impact on the area. While our advanced equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers can eliminate much of the dampness and present moisture, identifying the source of this problem is critical to keeping the area dry once we complete the work. There are many solutions from adding in a sump pump to patching portions of the block wall to reinforce against water penetration.

Ultimately, you are in good hands when you trust in the highly trained SERVPRO technicians we dispatch to your address. Our team undergoes extensive training to obtain water restoration and mold remediation certifications from the industry standard-setting IICRC. Ongoing training and educational opportunities allow us to provide our customers with experienced and confident professionals that can handle any situation fast.

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While you might not consider a wet basement to be a dramatic thing to affect your home, the possibility of mold growth and other effects could make you reconsider. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team to help you develop solutions to dry up the water damage and reduce your risk of mold growth moving forward. Give us a call today at (978) 486-9868.

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Marlborough Properties, Freezing Pipes, and SERVPRO Advice

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Marlborough Properties, Freezing Pipes, and SERVPRO Advice Frozen Pipes in Marlborough? Call SERVPRO for Water Loss and Repair

Protecting Plumbing in Your Marlborough Home from Freezing

With the winter season already upon the Marlborough area, many homeowners still do not have the adequate insulation and protection necessary for the plumbing network in their house. By leaving vulnerable points, your plumbing becomes susceptible to instances of freezing. This phenomenon can overly stress the pipes and joints throughout the network, causing fractures, breaks, and bursts.

While many homeowners have to contend with water damage from frozen pipes in their Marlborough home year after year, there are precautionary measures that can get taken to prevent this occurrence. A convenient method for protecting your property and its plumbing is through a thorough inspection of the lines for vulnerabilities to elemental influence. For example, ensuring that exposed pipe in the basement of your home is appropriately coated with insulation material to keep it above the freezing threshold at all times.

Another precautionary measure that you can take to prevent your need for restoration services that our SERVPRO professionals can provide is to allow slow water flow throughout extreme temperature drops. When the temperatures during the day or evening fall far below the freezing mark, allowing a faucet or two to persistently drip can cause enough water flow to the fixtures to prevent a frozen expansion that bursts pipes.

Our SERVPRO professionals are ready for whatever situation threatens your property by offering efficient extraction strategies and thorough drying efforts. We can locate the source of the damage with our leak detection equipment and remove the immediate drywall or material in front of this point to gain access for repairs to the damaged pipe. Our moisture detection tools can help identify lingering moisture during the drying phase to ensure that no dampness gets permitted to affect your property, its structural elements, or the occupants of the house. This process helps to prevent the growth of mold, especially inside wall cavities.

While you might not think of freezing temperatures as a dire threat to your home, uninsulated or poorly insulated pipes in your plumbing system could fall victim to rapid expansion that causes bursts. No matter how a water emergency happens, our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team can help. Give us a call anytime at (978) 486-9868.

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What Ice Dams Do to Your Littleton Residence

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage What Ice Dams Do to Your Littleton Residence Icicles are beautiful to see but it Ice is forming in your gutters, you could get water damage inside your house.

How Ice Dams Cause Water Damage to Homes in Littleton

The attic space above your home experiences much more significant fluctuations in temperature throughout the year than the rest of your Littleton home does. When attics become warmer than the outside air and begins melting the underside of any snow or ice on the roof, water from this snow and ice melting can enter the home.  

Littleton homeowners might experience water damage inside their homes when ice dams form on their roof. An ice dam traps water while the weight of the ice and compacted snow forces the water to travel upward in between shingles. This water eventually drips or trickles into the attic area and begins destroying materials. Insulation can become too compressed to protect from loss of heat, which often creates increasingly more massive ice dams later.  

Water that enters your home in this manner can ruin more than your insulation. It can create the perfect oasis for microbes to occupy in your attic. Any air ducts with cracks or other breaks in them can whisk microbial matter into your living space downstairs, also. More visibly, water from slowly leaking roofing can cause stains on ceilings and in the upper portion of walls. Floors in your attic can become weak, making them unsafe. Items of a more fragile nature stored in your attic can also sustain water damage directly from seeping water or indirectly from water vapor that condenses on the surfaces of a box's interior and its contents.  

The technicians at SERVPRO professionally mitigate the effects of water damage caused by ice dams in attics and living spaces. We can tarp the roof for temporary relief and recommend a team of professional roofers who can make the repairs necessary to prevent the problem from recurring. Once water finds a way into a home, that pathway remains open until we close it off physically.  

SERVPRO employees understand the importance of following local guidelines in the disposal of materials like insulation, and we always do this in the safest manner possible. Double bagged materials remain safely contained as we carry them out of your residence. We bring the equipment necessary to dry out any dampness remaining quickly, as well. Once finished, we clean up the area and leave it all looking “Like it never even happened.” 

SERVPROof Marlboro / Concord is always ready to help you restore your home by mitigating water damage that can continue to spread and worsen. Call us at (978) 486-9868, so we can help you, also. We serve those in Bolton, Stow, and Acton, as well as neighboring communities.

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How We Avoid Restoration Challenges In Your Boxborough Home After A Flood

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How We Avoid Restoration Challenges In Your Boxborough Home After A Flood Though some places are easy to dry during flood damage restoration, it is not always the case in some areas.

Dealing With Possible Restoration Challenges In Boxborough After A Flood Damage Experience

Though some places are easy to dry during flood damage restoration, it is not always the case in some areas. For instance, it can be challenging to access the HVAC ducting that is located in the attic or ceiling area and perform the necessary restoration work. Also, drying walls and floors behind the cabinets can take a lot of time. Our crew has the training and equipment to clean, dry, and restore such areas in your Boxborough home or business.

Our SERVPRO technicians have to clean and decontaminated the HVAC systems in your Boxborough property during flood damage restoration. We can quickly clean and disinfect sheet metal ducting, but we have to replace some form of ducting such as flex duct and coated fiberboard after exposure to black or gray water. The type of material the duct is made from determines the procedures we use when restoring HVAC systems. If it has fiberglass insulation, there are high chances of mold growth taking place if the situation is not attended to immediately. In such cases, we replace the fiberglass lining since the molds may lead to health effects.

The layers of drywall and cabinet back can slow the speed of drying the area around the cabinet. If the cabinet back is absent, our SERVPRO technicians drill holes into the walls to enhance the flow of air. In some situations, we use a vent system to force dry air through the wall cavities. Once the area is dry, we cover those holes. It is also possible to drill holes in the cabinet back and then use a similar material to patch them up at the end of the work. Drilling holes may lead to possible electrical and plumbing hazards, so we are careful about that and follow applicable regulations and laws. Also, we communicate with our clients before we can make the holes.

Our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord responds immediately to all restoration emergencies, be it water, fire, mold, or storm damage. Call us at (978) 486-9868 when you need to work with a leader in the restoration industry.

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What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Fire Damage Restoration In Marlborough

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Fire Damage Restoration In Marlborough The damages caused by fires are easier to address by following the right steps.

Steps For Effective Restoration Of Fire Damage In Marlborough

Adequately organized restoration efforts can reverse the effects of fire damage in your property. Fires cause a range of damages and may create conditions for other elements to harm the property further. For instance, when a fire causes a section of the roof to cave in, further losses are likely to occur should it rain before fixing this issue. Restoring damage to your Marlborough property, therefore, requires a multipronged approach. We offer professional restoration services that tackle different aspects simultaneously.

Before the restoration of fire damage in Marlborough starts, it is necessary to evaluate the extent to which the property is affected. Each blaze is usually unique, and therefore it is impossible to tell what is required in a case before evaluating it. The evaluation helps establish how far the smoke reached, or how far soot traveled among other things. There are many hazards in a burnt property including toxic residues, broken items and if the fire was very severe, some parts of the structure might be unstable. The person doing the evaluation must take proper precautions. Our SERVPRO team is well equipped with protective gear to handle such a process safely.

Cleanup is necessary when a fire affects your property. Fires leave many residues including scorched items, discolored surface, and residues on different sections of the property. The air might also be filled with aerosols. These remains must be removed from the property to restore it to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO technicians can either vacuum or dissolve some of the residues for easier removal. Vacuuming is useful for dry particles loosely attached to surfaces. To remove residues attached to surfaces, we dissolve them in water or other solvents.

Renovating the affected property is an integral part of the restoration. Some of the items destroyed by the blaze can be salvaged through refinishing. For instance, upholstery items might require new covers, while walls can use a fresh coat of paint. When the process is over, a consultation session to find out ways that can prevent future blazes is essential. Based on the evaluations we do, our SERVPRO technicians can make useful suggestions.

The damages caused by fires are easier to address by following the right steps. Contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 to assist. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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How Our Highly Trained Professionals Clean And Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Hudson

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Highly Trained Professionals Clean And Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Hudson To ease the process of restoring your property after a fire, you should call SERVPRO.

How To Deal With Various Aspects Of Fire damage In Hudson

Considering it only takes 30 seconds for a small fire to turn into a huge blaze, every Hudson home faces the risk of fire damage. With more and more items being made from synthetic materials nowadays, fires can start and spread within a few minutes. These materials also tend to produce excessive smoke that can damage areas not affected by the flames. The wrong approach can hamper recovery efforts.

Most cases of fire damage in Hudson also include damages from water. When fighting the fire, no one concentrates on the amount of water used so it might form pools or soak into porous materials. Extracting such water should be given priority once restoration starts because extended water exposure has its challenges. Our SERVPRO team is well equipped with extractors and other tools necessary to handle this.

In most cases, your insurance covers the costs involved. However, you might ruin the claim process if you fail to do proper documentation. Instead of waiting for the adjuster to arrive before starting the restoration, you can find out if photographic evidence is enough for the claim process. Calling the adjuster can help you confirm this and begin restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians can help you take the necessary photographs as they do the restoration. Doing this saves time thus limiting the chances of additional damages happening.

Unless it is a massive blaze that consumes the entire structure and its contents, most fire incidents leave many salvageable items. However, it might not be easy to tell the difference especially when everything is covered in soot. Our SERVPRO team begins by separating items into three groups. The groups include salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable items. To a trained eye, it is easier to make these distinctions. We can also move some contents to an offsite facility for cleaning. Moveouts improve the outcome of the salvage process.

To ease the process of restoring your property after a fire, you should call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868. We are available 24/7.

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Mold and Water Make for a Working Labor Day Holiday in Wilmington

9/28/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Mold and Water Make for a Working Labor Day Holiday in Wilmington Wilmington Customers Are Impressed with SERVPRO's Fast and Courteous SERVICE After Water Loss and Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO Is Available for Emergency Mold and Water Recovery—Even on Holidays

Family, friends, and fun are what you would typically expect on Labor Day weekend. However, this was not the case for this Wilmington, MA couple. They were throwing a holiday party and enjoying the company of family & friends when one of the grandchildren went down to the finished basement to play with some toys. When she stepped downstairs, she noticed inches of water sitting in the basement. She immediately ran upstairs and notified an adult.

The residents were stunned to discover that their hot water tank had leaked and flooded the finished basement in their Wilmington home. They were quite surprised and left without knowing what to do next. The homeowners' son had come to help his parents remove the contents.  All the furniture and clothing were damaged as well as the rugs from the soaking. The son started the process of removing the carpets, and upon lifting them, he found mold growth on the baseboards and in the closets. The future customers knew that they had to call professionals to start mitigation services. After calling their insurance company, the insurance adjuster had recommended SERVPRO for water removal and the mold remediation services.
We arrived within hours and analyzed the situation to determine what needed to be done. However, our technicians uncovered more microbial growth on the wall panels and the drywall behind them. We had to remove the paneling and then cut out the affected drywall. Our technicians had to do selective deconstruction and cut four feet wide and four feet above where the microbial growth was found so it would lessen the chance of more growth spreading. The technicians next set up our advanced, fully certified equipment to reduce the moisture levels in the air. We placed HEPA filtered air scrubbers to capture mold particles and airborne spores. Low grain refrigerant LGR commercial dehumidifiers were placed in the basement to increase the drying process and reduce the excess humidity.

Our technicians were always communicating with the couple’s son to make sure the process was going smoothly on both ends. The crew always made a courtesy call before arriving at the residence much to the appreciation of the son and his parents. The residents believed that SERVPRO handled the whole situation professionally and efficiently and would highly recommend us to their friends and neighbors.

SERVPRO of Marlborough/Concord is available 24/7 to help with losses and restore your residence “Like it never even happened.”  (978) 486-9868

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FAQ - SERVPRO Says Here Is What You Should Know About Water Damage in Marlboro and Concord

9/21/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage FAQ - SERVPRO Says Here Is What You Should Know About Water Damage in Marlboro and Concord SERVPRO Solves the Puzzle for Mitigating Water and Mold Damage in the Marlboro and Concord Regions. Ask Us How?

8 Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Water Damage

1. How much does a water damage restoration cost?
A: SERVPRO provides a professional consultation/estimate at no charge. We base the cost on this consultation and inspection. We document where the damage occurred, what materials were damaged, and how much the water mitigation may cost. This is a professional estimate only determined by the size of the affected area, equipment calculations, proper drying plans, building materials that may need to be removed, and how much containment we may need to set up.

2. Are you filing a claim with your insurance?
A: If you are filing a claim in Marlboro or the surrounding area, SERVPRO will need your claim number and the name of your insurance company. We can then directly deal with your insurer releasing you from undue worry. You are responsible for the deductible and a deposit if no coverage is available.

3. What product sanitizes the affected elements after a water loss?
A:  We use SERVPRO's proprietary decontamination products on the affected areas to reduce the likelihood of microbial growth.  The primary decontaminant product is SERVPRO Oxide, an EPA registered chlorine dioxide based disinfectant and stabilizer. This product requires no personal protective equipment during application, is safe for use on all surfaces, and of course for people and pets.

4. Will I be able to stay in the house during the drying process?
A: The answer is yes if the residence is safe. The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Each case is different depending on the severity of the damage and is evaluated as such. We encourage you to remain in your residence. However, if deemed unsafe, we can suggest to your insurance company to provide you with a temporary relocation. The drying equipment can be noisy, and usually must run for several days continuously during the dry-down period, so some customers prefer not to stay in the home during this time, or at least not during sleeping hours.

5. How fast can a SERVPRO crew arrive during an emergency loss to help?
A: The average time is within 2 hours after receiving the phone call. They can arrive on site to do emergency services and start the mitigation process right away. We just needed a signed Service Authorization Form.

6. What is the drying process for water damage?
A: The drying process begins with the crew and homeowner first establishing the source of the water or leak and stopping it. The crew checks for any electrical safety concerns. Our technicians can extract any standing water from the affected area and use moisture detection and measuring equipment as well as psychrometrics to determine the moisture in the walls and the air. The SERVPRO crew can establish a drying plan to determine the best means of restoration for the structure. We can then deploy a variety of drying systems and equipment, including air movers and commercial grade dehumidifiers, to thoroughly dry the materials and environment. The entire drying process typically takes about 3-5 days to complete.

7. Does all water damage cause mold?
A:  Each water damaging event presents an opportunity for mold or other microbial growth. The source and type of water (clean, gray, or black) the severity, the ambient temperature, and the duration that moisture has been present all have a direct impact on the amount and types of microbial growth species. It is vital that you take action as soon as you realize that a water damage loss has occurred to prevent the spread of the microbial growth in your home or business.

8. How soon can microbial growth start to grow?
A: It varies depending upon the conditions, but in most cases, microbial growth can be present within 72 hours of a water damage event. Quickly responding is crucial to prevent the spread of microbials and secondary water damage.

  SERVPROof Marlboro / Concord's goal is to ensure the safety and health of you and your family. (978) 486-9868