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What SERVPRO Can Teach You About Fire Damage Restoration In Marlborough

9/19/2021 (Permalink)

EPA- stamp of approval SERVPROs EPA- stamp of approval matters when it comes to fire damage restoration for your property. You never know what situations occur during a fire

Steps For Effective Restoration Of Fire Damage In Marlborough

Adequately organized restoration efforts can reverse the effects of fire damage on 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.

House Fire Clean Up

Cleanup is necessary when a fire affects your property. Fires leave many residues, including scorched items, discolored surfaces, 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.

Equipment SERVPRO Uses to Clean Water Damage in Marlborough

9/12/2021 (Permalink)

burst pipe SERVPRO is the team for your commercial building restoration service. We specialize in all phases of commercial damage restoration.

Esporta Commercial Water Cleaning Applications  

Water damage to contents suffered by Marlborough businesses used to be a numbers game played with insurance companies. Conventional cleaning techniques fell far short when confronted with the challenges of Category 2 and Category 3 water, mold, and mildew. Dirty water-soaked inventory or other soft contents were destined for the landfill at least 60 percent of the time, often at a significant loss on the ledger. 

Introducing Esporta 

In the vast spaces of a warehouse or distribution center, even relatively clean water deteriorates if more than a day or two goes by before removal and drying completely. Entities that use offsite storage spaces struggle with a lack of control when commercial water cleaning in Marlborough becomes necessary because of burst pipes or storm damage. By the time the business owner checks on stored items, the damage is often already well-entrenched. SERVPRO’s Esporta washing system gives these businesses a second chance, its programmable hydraulic action gently but persistently eliminating soil, grease, pathogens, fungi, and odors. The final product emerges from the system “food grade” clean, not infrequently in even better condition than before the water loss. 

Dirty Gear? No Worries with Esporta 

Restoration companies like SERVPRO continually dig into filthy water damage scenarios for customers, outfitting our crews in personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard against incidental contact with toxic waste. Likewise, firefighters and other professionals who don waterproof gear that gets dirty and exposed to hazardous substances benefit from our Esporta washing system. The machine can handle a wide variety of protective gear and clothing across industries, using easy to program computer coding to clean and disinfect essential turnout gear and PPE. Challenging soils like soot, pathogens, hazardous chemicals, and other contaminants in Category 2 and 3 water are no match for the Esporta. Even safety equipment used in disaster recoveries like hard hats, We always have available goggles and face shields and are ready for use at another emergency after our technicians program the appropriate cleaning cycle.

Prepare to be impressed by the Esporta washing system now used as a valuable resource by SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. Call (978) 486-9868 for a consultation on how we can make this technology work for your business.

 What Are the Obstacles with Marlborough Basement Flood Restoration? 

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. For fast and immediate storm and flood damage restoration, you need the services of IICRC certified techs from SERVPRO. Call now!

Cleaning Up Standing Water in the Basement of Marlborough Homes Requires Immediate Action. 

Flooding is not uncommon for homes in the New England area, so we keep experienced SERVPRO professionals ready to respond to storm damage and flood concerns 24/7. Our team of accredited water restoration technicians can mobilize fast to protect your home when every minute counts. 

Identifying Structural Vulnerabilities After Flooding 

Because flood damage in Marlborough homes can overwhelm the property quickly when penetrating foundation walls and masonry, the initial inspection of the house can show where repairs and build-back are needed. We can seal small vulnerabilities with hydraulic cement and assess if a greater reconstruction effort is necessary to fully address the problem. 

Removing Water from Basement Floors 

Extraction can be a much-needed process after flooding, as much of the water involved comes to rest on the flooring of the basement level. Deep extraction tools target surface water concerns greater than a few inches in depth. Wet-vacuuming with light wands can complete the removal of standing water to begin vital drying efforts.  

Protecting Contents Stored in the Basement Level 

So many homes throughout the Greater New England area have basements that double as house storage for items rarely needed. Contents in the basement level require relocation or cleaning to present irreparable harm when exposed to flooding conditions. When on-site cleaning or relocation is not possible, we have a facility nearby for:

  • Drying
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Deodorization
  • Safe Storage

Flooding can be a devastating event targeting multiple homes in the area simultaneously. With the magnitude of these natural disasters, swift action is often necessary to mitigate loss and protect what matters most. Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team is ready to help 24/7 to make it "Like it never even happened," at (978) 486-9868.

SERVPRO Offers Marlborough Residents Safe and Secure Biohazard Cleanup

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard sign Biohazardous materials are no DIY project. SERVPRO IICRC certified techs are trained and experienced in all phases of remediation.

Effective and Immediate Biohazard Response for Marlborough Properties

Animal infestations, sewage blockage, and crime scenes are among the leading hazardous situations that face Marlborough 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 Marlborough 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 thoroughly. 

Biohazard Cleaning Company

One of the reasons our SERVPRO franchise is a wise choice for biohazard restoration is our expertise and training in this industry's niche. 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 technicians' expertise, we dispatch to an address, and 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 has 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.

How Wet Carpet in a Concord Home Can Create a Much Bigger Disaster

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

carpet and subfloor damaged by water Moisture and water damage carpet is no fun to handle. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for all types of water damage restoration.

SERVPRO Can Restore Water Damaged Carpets If Called Quickly to Your Concord Property

Moisture in carpets and rugs can quickly become a costly and headache-inducing factor for the unprepared. While quick implementation of drying plans and treatments can stop most long-term damage, many homeowners never get the chance to prevent damage early. Instead, they must deal with the effect of a wet carpet in their Concord homes after the water has already soaked in and started to cause problems. Without proper and timely care, these unwanted effects may strike your home's carpeting.  

Color Bleed 

Some types of water damaged carpets in Concord homes may bleed their colors into nearby flooring materials, furniture, walls, and other carpets. Color bleed can not only destroy the carpet in question but also create expensive repainting, refinishing, and replacement tasks elsewhere. The longer a carpet or rug is allowed to remain wet, the more pronounced its color bleed becomes, making quick reactions indispensable in limiting the reach of this type of damage.  

Warping and Shrinking After Water Damage

If the carpet is allowed to dry on its terms, it is highly likely to begin to bend and warp. Tack strips and other objects on the floor may also contribute to rips and tears in the material, creating elements of damage that are not often fixable. Most carpeting SERVPRO replaces rather than restores has shrunk or warped beyond repair. 

Mold Damage

Allowing water to remain past its due in a carpet paves the way for mold growth. Mold grows easily in the twisting, nutrient-rich fibers of most types of carpeting, and ample moisture provides the last piece in the puzzle that allows mold to flourish in your carpet. While SERVPRO technicians are IICRC trained to look for and take care of mold growth should it arise, the best way to conserve costs and prevent further damage to your home is to react quickly to water damage and to avoid mold from getting any chance to grow in the first place.

SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is a local franchise of a national company with industrial-grade cleanup and restoration solutions for any damage your home may incur. Call us 24/7 at (978) 486-9868.

Can SERVPRO Remove Mold in the Attic of My Commercial Building in Marlborough?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

mold spore Any type of leaking water will cause mold if not fixed quickly. Mold remediation services for all commercial buildings are second to none by SERVPRO.

How Can There Be Mold in the Attic of My Marlborough Commercial Building?

Mold colonies can occur almost anywhere in Marlborough commercial buildings, especially where there is sufficient moisture, a food source, and warmth. These ingredients can be found in the attic of commercial buildings as well as residential houses. Small leaks in the roof, dryer vents that exhaust into the attic, and bathroom fans that exhaust warm moist air into the attic from broken exhaust pipes are examples of how moisture sources can contribute to mold colonies forming in the attic.

SERVPRO can send our mold and water damage restoration specialists to investigate the mold in the attic of your Marlborough commercial building. We are available 24/7. We respond in less than 4 hours of your call for assistance.

Your customers or employees may notice a strong, musty odor, which is a good indicator of severe mold infestation in the building. Mold can cause health effects. It is vital to hire experts to protect your building, customers, and employees from being further exposed to mold spores. 

Our team can deploy fast and take the following steps to control the situation:

  • Complete mold inspection of your commercial building
  • Implement negative pressure areas to prevent mold spores from entering other areas of the building
  • Remove contaminated materials and mold from your attic
  • Identify the source of the moisture for repair to prevent a reoccurrence 

Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for mold in the attic in Marlborough and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 486-9868.

How Marlborough Homeowners Can Prevent Fire Damage With Wood Stove Safety

7/16/2021 (Permalink)

wood stove in action If you decide to have a wood stove, and you have fire damage issues. Call SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified technicians handle all the work.

Inspections and Cleanings by SERVPRO Can Mitigate Fires

Wood stoves are popular with some homeowners. They provide heat and look attractive and a little bit rustic. A wood-burning stove is comforting and cute, and who does not enjoy the crackle of a real fire? Unfortunately for Marlborough homeowners, wood stoves are also a fire risk. That is why SERVPRO recommends being cautious and taking precautions to keep wood stoves safe. 

There are several steps Marlborough wood stove owners can adopt to reduce the risk of fire damage. It does not take much effort to secure a wood-burning stove and make it safer, thus protecting your home from a potential blaze. 

Proper clearance from surrounding materials is a must. Check the manufacturer’s instructions or get your burner professionally installed to ensure enough space at the front, back, top, bottom, and sides. 

A proper chimney is required. Chimneys should be UL-listed and constructed in such a way as to be safe for use with your stove (lined or double bricked are standard). Do not use an unlined, single brick chimney for a wood-burning stove under any circumstances. 

Good ventilation is a must. Ventilation problems are a leading cause of wood stove-related home fires. The vents connecting the stove to the chimney must be as short as possible, with no more than two ninety-degree bends. Fasten stovepipes securely, and make sure the seams between sections overlap. Improper ventilation can lead to emergency health hazards.

Wood-fired burners require cleaning at least once a year. The stove itself, the stovepipes, and the chimney all need a thorough cleaning. If you cannot do it yourself, call in a professional to do it for you. 

Avoid creosote buildup. Creosote is highly flammable and builds up when the stove burns at a relatively low temperature, thus failing to release combustible gases to the atmosphere, so they stick to the stove and form creosote. You can scrub away some black deposits with a wire brush, but some adhere firm and require a professional chimney sweep. 

Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration

In the unfortunate event of fire damage, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to assist with cleanup. We arrive equipped with heavy-duty cleaning equipment to deal with soot damage and take care of deodorizing your home after cleaning is complete. 

For help with soot cleanup in Marlborough, Concord, and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for assistance.

Prepare Your Concord Area Home Against Flood Damage

7/9/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Flood damage restoration services by SERVPRO are top-notch. We will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call.

SERVPRO Gives Tips and Flood Damage Cleanup to Concord Homeowners

Floods can develop slowly, making a homeowner feel helpless as they watch. Water begins spreading over land when rivers and waterways overfill, gaining access to homes caught within the floodplain.  

There are several types of flooding that might affect your Concord area home. Flood damage affects your home and its surrounding environment, occurring any time of the year. Severe storms can even bring flash floods to the area that give you little to no warning and cause massive damage.  

Floodwater itself can be highly hazardous, taking as little as 6 inches of fast-flowing water to knock a full-grown human off their feet. A flood can disrupt public and personal transportation by cutting off roads, railways and even cutting communication lines by destroying telephone poles and other equipment.  

Floods carry large amounts of water and anything they can over large areas, displacing soil nutrients and eroding agricultural lands. Severe floods do far more than ruin homes or destroy personal property. The environment and wildlife in the area are also at risk. What can you do?  

It would help if you always took the time to understand more about where you live. If your home lies within a floodplain, never take chances and get your family to safety at the first signs of a flood. Watch your local news station for notifications, and prepare your home for the event. Do you have a distinct flood insurance policy?

Emergency Contacts During Flood Damage

Keep a list of emergency phone numbers; your personal or house phone may stop working, get lost, or be damaged. Make sure to have numbers ready for when you reach safety. Prepare every member of your family by practicing an escape plan. Bring plenty of supplies, medication, and food. Call SERVPRO to stop by and offer our ERP, Emergency READY Profile mobile app to help you prepare for possible emergencies, and then we are only a call away to help. 

With your family safe and the event coming to an end, make preparations with your local SERVPRO to re-enter your home as soon as possible. You want to immediately save the contents of your home and any personal belongings left behind.  

SERVPRO can help you prepare your home to combat flood damage, providing you with expertly IICRC certified-trained technicians, access to advanced equipment and services that help prevent damages. However, in the event of a flood, it is also essential to have someone there to help you recover, and that is where we come in. 

Contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord anytime for full-service solutions to flood, fire, storm, mold, or other water-related issues. (978) 486-9868 

Does SERVPRO Provide Complete Water Damage Restoration Service in Marlborough?

6/27/2021 (Permalink)

wood floor with water damage Water damage on your laminate floor is a job for a professional outfit. SERVPRO uses the latest technology and equipment for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Delivers Emergency Water Damage Restoration Service in Marlborough

There are many sources for water leaks in Marlborough commercial businesses. Plumbing connections to equipment, as well as dishwashers, ice, and water dispensers in refrigerators. Sinks can overflow, plumbing pipes can spring a leak, and the water heater may burst. Lots of water can appear in a matter of minutes, causing water damage to your business and contents.

SERVPRO can help commercial businesses with these water damage restoration challenges in Marlborough. Our objective is to respond in less than four hours from your call and begin removing excess water quickly using a combination of our large truck-mounted water extractors and portable water extractors. Our water removal experts can work around the clock to remove the water, moisture and dry the space and the contents.

Water can also damage flooring materials, drywall, and the laminated wood products used in today's building materials. The wood absorbs water, swells, and loses structural integrity. We know it is important to keep downtime to a minimum for your business operations. That's why SERVPRO can help with building and reconstruction needs. We can rebuild surfaces and structures to return your commercial operations to normal as quickly as possible.

Our services include:

  • Emergency services water damage restoration
  • Water Clean up
  • Water damage repairs

Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord for water damage restoration in Marlborough and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (978) 486-9868.

Why SERVPRO For Mold Remediation in Marlborough

6/10/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over mold SERVPRO will get to the root of your mold problem and work to eliminate and prevent further growth. Call us today for assistance.

Using The Right Services To Combat Mold Damage In Your Marlborough Area Home

Mold thrives in moist environments, basically anywhere in your home with excessive moisture, humidity, or water leaks. Indoor mold colonies cause damage to surfaces they grow on, including walls, ceilings, floors, carpeting, furniture, drapes, and any other organic materials. 

Luckily there are quite a few steps for homeowners in Marlborough to reduce the amount of mold damage that occurs on their property. If you have already let things get out of control, contact a mold remediation expert, like SERVPRO, today. We can help you rid your living environment of this type of nuisance and teach you how to prevent growth in the future. 

Knowledge is a great tool to battle mold growth in your home. Learning more about what mold is, how it acts, and which environments it can survive can help prevent exposure to any risks involved. SERVPRO technicians thoroughly explain what is happening in your home and keep you informed throughout the remediation process. 

Molds are fungi that are naturally occurring recyclers of organic materials within our environment, often helping decaying materials absorb back into our ecosystem. However, because molds take very little to survive if given the right conditions, they can invade your home and expose you to threats that can cause severe cosmetic and structural problems over time. 

Equipment for Mold Removal

SERVPRO technicians provide the tools necessary to locate, control, and confine mold from spreading throughout your home. Using infrared cameras, thermal hygrometers, and moisture sensors for detection is needed. Water extractors, advanced drying equipment, and antifungal agents can reach cool, dark, humid areas of your home where mold often grows to eradicate and complete the remediation.

Do-it-yourselfers are often limited by what they can accomplish, leaving areas larger than 10-square feet more than they can easily handle independently. A store-bought wet-dry vac and household cleaners often fail to do the job, adding moisture to the area, allowing mold to spread even further. This only aggravates an already difficult situation.

Avoid taking the risk of providing half-solutions to your problem; contact SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord today. We can provide you with the IICRC certified technicians necessary to get mold growth in your home under control fast. (978) 486-9868