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Before You Secure Water Removal for Your Littleton Residence
Water loss incidents that occur in any Littleton home can be traumatic and stressful occurrences, especially when a homeowner is unprepared for how quickly the situation can get out of hand. With so many areas of the property that can rapidly become exposed to spreading water, saturation of construction materials and structural elements are a legitimate concern. Also, standing water poses threats of its own that require effective and efficient extraction tools and equipment to overcome.
With a network of plumbing that comes to a hub in the basement area of your property, water damage in Littleton houses can originate or pool the heaviest in this lowest level. While many homeowners might consider extraction from a concrete floor to be much easier to manage than materials like vinyl flooring or tilework, there are specific steps that must occur to protect even a poured floor with a rough finish in the basement of your house.
With multiple tools that can get used to remove standing water from a property quickly, our SERVPRO technicians must first determine which equipment is ideal for the job at hand. With several inches of standing water collecting in the basement of your residence, our professionals might opt for powerful extraction approaches like truck-mount pumps that can remove high volumes of water rapidly at a rate of up to 300 psi.
Before you reach out to our SERVPRO professionals to clean up the mess that water damage incidents can produce, you can look to identify the source of this damage and shut off the water supply to this breach. The more efficiently that homeowners can thwart the water getting fed to plumbing breaks, the less widespread water damage they must contend with in the property.
No two water loss incidents are the same, but experience counts when it comes to water damage recovery in your home. Our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord professionals have years of experience and training to become knowledgeable and productive assets to the restoration industry. Give us a call anytime at (978) 486-9868.
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Immediate Action After A Water Damage Incident In Your Concord Home Can Limit Further Damage
At the initial sign of damage in your Marlborough, Littleton or Acton home, you can call us at (978) 486-9868 for cleanup and restoration service.
Prompt Water Cleanup In Your Concord Home Can Prevent Further Structural Damage
You can feel the effect of water damage in your home within minutes whether the water loss incident is caused by leaking pipes, malfunctioning appliances, or an overflowing sink. The damage to the structure of the building or your belongings can be significant and needs prompt attention.
Water can wreak more havoc the longer it goes without proper cleanup. The remediation specialists at SERVPRO understand a good deal of water damage situations and provide effective water cleanup services for Concord homes. Time is a critical element in preventing permanent water damage to homes and their contents.
If water pools on wooden flooring for an extended period, it can warp, cup, or buckle. Our technicians can dry your hardwood floors to prevent buckling, warping, or cupping from becoming permanent. Drying hardwood floors soon prevents secondary damage. Our crews position air movers to apply airflow underneath and on top of wood flooring. We use moisture meters to check the moisture content of the wood floors. If the moisture content is below 16%, we increase air temperature to expedite the evaporation process. If the floor finish delays evaporation, we can remove it or use a pin roller to perforate it so that moisture can escape.
If water has pooled on your carpeted floor, our SERVPRO crew can use water damage mitigation and drying systems that can dry the carpet and pad without having to remove the pad. We call this method in-place drying, and it involves extracting water from the carpet thoroughly and using air movers and dehumidifiers than usual. In-place drying is only suitable if a carpet has not been exposed to water for over 72 hours. It offers the benefit of minimal disruption and less damage to the carpet since it is unnecessary to reinstall the carpet or cut seams.
If the walls of your home are wet, we can dry them using the appropriate technique. Materials that impede evaporation of moisture from walls can slow down the drying process. Our technicians can remove such materials to speed up the process.
At the initial sign of damage in your Marlborough, Littleton or Acton home, you can call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord at (978) 486-9868 for cleanup and restoration services. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
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SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damage in Concord Attics--from Inspection through the Final Drying
SERVPRO Says to Inspect Your Concord Attic for Water or Moisture Damage after the Winter Thaw
Water Cleanup Restores Damp Attics and Protects Homes in Concord
During spring cleaning or looking for equipment to use during the summer months, venturing into the attic of your Concord residence might reveal damper than average conditions. Winter snows that found a way into your house' uppermost level through gaps in shingles can leave the attic wet.
SERVPRO technicians use thermal imaging technology to locate damp areas in Concord homes, showing us precisely where we need to perform water cleanup tasks and extract harmful moisture. We use moisture meters to pinpoint the content of different substances and compare these numbers to those within acceptable ranges. Crew members write the current percentages down so we can keep accurate track of your home's progress in achieving dryness.
When the roof leaks during rain showers or snow and ice melt over the winter and enter near ice dams, damage occurs on all levels of the residence. We check insulation in the attic and remove any that became compromised with water. Damp insulation becomes compressed and loses its ability to keep your home at the desired temperature. Replacing ruined insulation also helps keep cooling and heating bills low.
We also repack items found in dampened storage boxes after we ensure each of your belongings are dry. Condensation gets wiped away but enclosing your attic, so it works as a drying chamber lets us dry things in a highly efficient manner. Opting for this approach, we can get any wooden areas of the roof's frame dried out, as well as the floor and walls while your belongings become dry. Creating a containment area can be very beneficial for lessening the drying time.
As moisture gradually travels downward, sometimes it collects above ceilings, causing them to curve downward. Ceilings that reach this state can pose serious safety hazards in the home because softened drywall becomes extremely weak while at the same time holding an increased amount of weight. We use an effective method that often lets us restore the ceiling without needing to replace any of the drywall involved. Such ceilings and your home's damp walls require that we set up air movers and dehumidifiers in strategic places, so the moisture gets pulled out at an even pace. Once completed, only priming and repainting need to occur to get things, “Like it never even happened.” If we deem that the sagging has reached a certain level, we can suggest a controlled demolition by removing the non-salvageable material.
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord is here for residents in Acton, Maynard, and Bolton when a home needs water removal and repairs. If water sits inside a residence, damage increasingly occurs to both the structure and the contents. We use methods which thwart this and protect your property. Contact us at (978) 486-9868, day or night, 365 days a year.
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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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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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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
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.
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How Water Cleanup Works For Hudson Residents
A quick response is crucial to homes that need water cleanup in Hudson.
How Water Cleanup Works
Water or fire damage is a distressing situation, and your response is crucial. When water leaks, it can carry bacterias, sewage or grime into your home, staining furniture, carpets, walls, and floors. The quicker we respond to the situation the less likely it is that permanent damage occurs. SERVPRO has a crew of highly trained technicians who can be onsite within just 4 hours from notice of loss.
A quick response is crucial to homes that need water cleanup in Hudson. The thing a qualified water technician can do when arriving on site is to assess immediate danger and mitigate loss. That begins by finding the source of water, cordoning off areas of danger and removing furniture and possessions.
In our 40 years of experience, our experts have found that communication is key to the job. A SERVPRO professional can provide you with a detailed, step-by-step explanation of the process as well as the likely outcome of each step. If you know of any pre-existing conditions or materials that could be a problem, like asbestos, you need to let our team know.
Once we are both satisfied, we begin by extracting water. SERVPRO can use powerful submersible gas pumps to extract pooling water. In less extreme cases, we can use industrial wet/dry vacuums to bring moisture out of carpeted floors. How long the initial drying process takes depends on the size of the affected area and the extent of damage which is measured using moisture meters.
With the initial phase complete, we can begin the restoration process. Carpets can be removed to clean and dry both sides, reducing the possibility of mold growth after the event. Items can be treated with sanitizer, dried, deodorized and returned to their original place. SERVPRO always look to mitigate loss, but in some cases, items may be beyond repair.
A full explanation can be given during the final walkaround to show you where work has been done and areas where replacements are necessary. We then clear away our tools, remove any barriers placed in affected areas and leave you with a clean, water-free home.
If you find your home in a water emergency, your first call should be your insurance company. The second should be SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. Call us on (978) 486-9868 now, and we promise to arrange a service within one hour.
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You Are More Than Just Another Marlborough Water Damage Project
The Team at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord ready to help with your water damage project.
Personal and Professional care during a water damage event
Although we are proud of the more than 800 restorations we complete each year when called to your home your Marlborough water emergency is our highest priority. The number of projects we complete annually attests to our skills, but we concentrate on each job as a new and unique situation deserving of our undivided attention. No matter what the cause, we genuinely want to solve your problem and help you take steps to prevent future issues.
A common reason for water damage in Marlborough is one or more tiny leaks in pipes or connections. These seemingly insignificant cracks or breaks signal the potential for a more major crisis looming, and our individualized approach to water damage restoration offers the chance to make needed adjustments that eliminate the risk of a minor water damage issues transforming into an expensive and disruptive crisis. Offering this level of intervention is routine for our company. We act with integrity, always placing the customer first.
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord has been in business for 20 years. All water damage restoration jobs are considered an invaluable learning opportunity for our technicians. We consider our clients as partners and take the time to listen and understand your perspective on the situation that ultimately resulted in water damage.
Our technicians are thoroughly trained and certified but respond to each new call for assistance as an intriguing puzzle awaiting a solution. Our SERVPRO crews bring the knowledge and experience to your water damage concerns, but you provide a context and a set of priorities we need to include in our assessment and plan of action.
Although removing the water and preparing the area for applied structural drying is routine to us, we recognize that you might have questions about the procedures and the order of tasks. SERVPRO crew members invite your questions and provide answers that reduce your anxiety and build trust in our abilities. Talking through the process develops the type of relationship we want each of our customers to experience when working with our crews and our office staff. Trustworthy is an adjective we want to applied to our employees and our company.
SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord offers top-notch water damage restoration services to each customer, no matter how large or small the problem. Call (978) 486-9868 to set up an assessment and commence the restoration process with one of our highly-qualified water damage crews.
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Hardware Plus Approaches To Combating A Wet Basement In Your Marlborough Residence
SERVPRO Helps Keep Marlborough Basements High and Dry
Marlborough Basements When Kept Dry Offer Added Living Space and Health to Families
A wet lower level in your Marlborough home can lead to multiple issues and effects for your house and your family alike. Maybe it does not sound like a pressing concern, the possibility of structural failure and microbial/mold growth should encourage you to take care of this issue as promptly as possible.
Taking care of this persistent concern is a little more challenging than you might have thought it to be. Most homeowners do not have the appropriate equipment or training to entirely remove the moisture in their Marlborough wet basement, let alone to prevent this situation from happening again in the immediate future.
The way that our SERVPRO technicians determine what your home needs in this situation is through a thorough inspection into the current conditions of the basement and the source of the dampness. This assessment can aid in determining the equipment necessary as well as the specific tasks to eliminate the current moisture and prevent it from recurring through repairs and the installation of specialized machines. We can also assess if waterproofing the exterior with a coating or having the foundation area grade sloped away from the structure have a positive effect.
If flooding and water damage are persistent threats to the basement, your SERVPRO technicians on site might encourage you to consider the installation of a sump pump. This machine can divert the water away from the concrete floors and the walls of your basement, but typically requires grading the floors towards this installation or installing concrete canals to divert the water into this sump pump basin.
Another proposed piece of equipment could be a dehumidifier. This appliance can pull the moisture out of the environment, which would include any moisture seeping in from the walls or the concrete floors of your basement area. In many instances, this equipment alone can prevent recurrences of dampness that can lead to mold growth or construction material damage.
The plan to restore the damage that your home sustains from a wet basement varies per instance, but this is a good idea of the nature of the work that we do extending beyond extraction and drying efforts. You can count on our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord rapid response team to help you control the situation quickly and return your house to the dry place it should be. Give us a call today at (978) 486-9868.
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Why Your Marlborough Home Should Not Have A Wet Basement For Long
When Failed Construction Leads to a Wet Basement in Marlborough, Call SERVPRO to Extract the Water and Moisture
SERVPRO Says to Repair Water Damaged Areas in Your Marlborough Basement without Delay
There are plenty of emergency situations that you can face when you are a homeowner with sound explanations, but this is not always the case. When you are dealing with something like a wet basement in your Marlborough home, several different causes could be to blame for the situation. More importantly, this is a situation that requires your immediate attention to prevent various types of on-going damage.
Often, a wet basement in your Marlborough home indicates a failure of your foundation or elements like your sump pump. Discovering dampness or wetness to the area might, in fact, be an excellent means of identifying a potentially disastrous problem before it becomes a threat. This situation provides an opportunity for our SERVPRO restoration specialists to restore the current water damages and to prevent the problem from reaching a more extreme result in the future.
When your foundation begins to waiver in its duties of keeping moisture and water on the outside of your home, it rarely happens all at once. Dampness and wetness in your basement can be a clear indication of the structural integrity of this critical component of your house starting to degrade and wear. With the appropriate tools and experienced eyes, these vulnerable spots can get identified and repaired before further degradation occurs, permitting water to enter your home unabated. The scope of service depends on the needed products and procedures to rectify the issue of water intrusion or seepage. Simply applying a waterproofing formulation or even trenching along the exterior perimeter to control french drains and tiles may be in order. Hydrostatic concrete is also in our arsenal of products. Vapor barriers form an integral factor in the prevention of water seepage.
Additionally, your wet basement can allow for instances of mold growth. With naturally occurring mold spores in the air that we breathe, warm air and moisture are the only elements required for these spores to seat themselves on surfaces and form colonies. Resolving the dampness in the area through SERVPRO's dehumidification and drying processes can eliminate the components necessary to facilitate fungal growth.
From the moment that our restoration specialists arrive at your home, we assess the full scope of the damage to the basement and coordinate with you to map out a restoration plan. This visual inspection is critical to locating the source of the moisture and resolving this issue (when possible) to prevent this detrimental environment from continuing in the lower level of your home.
While a wet basement might not seem like a huge problem to discover, it could lead to much more disastrous results if it is not repaired and dried entirely. Call SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord today at (978) 486-9868.
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What To Do When You Discover Your Marlborough Home Has A Wet Basement
Don't Wait, Call SERVPRO to Restore and Prepare Your Basement for Waterproofing in Marlborough
Damp and Wet Basements Can Get Remediation from SERVPRO
Your Marlborough home might not be decades old, but that does not mean that it does not have structural concerns that could threaten to cause you problems in the future. Any home is only as good as the contractors that built it, and this goes down to each block that was laid to construct your basement walls and foundation of your home. Small imperfections or the lack of having full mortar joints can allow for water to eventually penetrate through from the exterior to your basement.
The trouble is, you may not even notice this happening when it first begins. The symptoms of failing waterproofing efforts and structural concerns of your foundation might only present themselves as some excess moisture in the air of your lower levels. As the problem worsens over time, you find yourself struggling to understand your wet basement of your Marlborough home. While this might not seem like a huge deal at first, there are several impending threats that this discovery could later mean for you and your home.
Wetness and warmer temperatures can combine with mold spores that naturally occur in the air to form fungal growths throughout your basement level. With the health effects that mold can cause to you and your family, this possible threat requires professional mold remediation services from certified and trusted professionals like our technicians at SERVPRO.
Cutting off the source of the water getting into your basement must be a priority, and our SERVPRO professionals are well equipped to handle this task as well. We can patch holes and cracks in your foundation with durable hydraulic cement or completely encapsulate crawl spaces that allow excess moisture and water to reach the walls of your foundation unabated. We can advise you of negative grading or improper landscaping that can facilitate the infiltration of water and moisture. Perhaps, a sump pump or dehumidifier can help to rectify current and potential water damaging conditions.
If you have recently discovered that your basement is unexplainably wet, you should give our SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord team of restoration specialists a call. We can help you to dry up this level of your house and prevent further damage by cutting off the source of the intruding water. You can reach us 24/7 by just calling (978) 486-9868.
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The Reality of Sump Pump Failure For Your Marlborough Home
SERVPRO Helps with Sump Pump Failures Leading to Water Damage in Marlborough
Water Damage Potential in Your Basement Is Reduced with a Functioning Sump Pump
Sump pumps are standard tools used in many Marlborough homes. These devices help to keep water from accumulating in your basement (or other low-lying areas of your home or garage.) With specific homes being regular victims of flooding situations, these tools help to remove the water from the basement and simultaneously prevent moisture from building up. They are not impervious to ordinary wear and tear, however, especially in situations where they are invariably running.
Sump pump failure in your Marlborough home is nearly impossible to detect. You often cannot know it has stopped working until you have to experience for yourself the conditions of your basement when it malfunctions. Unfortunately, for many people, this means that you have to wait until flooding conditions are present, and then you see that the sump pump you have installed is no longer functioning to remove the excess water from your home.
While it would not hurt to attempt to check the breaker box to ensure that the fuse associated with your sump pump has not tripped, only do so if you are not standing in water at the breaker box. Most commonly, these pumps merely fall apart over time, much like any appliance or machinery that you purchase for your home. In these cases of equipment failure, it is not wise to wait out the storm to contact SERVPRO for assistance.
Our team of emergency response SERVPRO technicians can remove the water quickly from the area with the use of wet vacs and pumps of various GPM ratings. The objective is twofold: prevent water from continuing to come into the basement, and to remove all of the water that has penetrated the walls so far. Once the water gets removed, damage assessment can begin, and the sump pump can be accessed and replaced.
Do not wait for the problem to get worse before you call. While you cannot predict when your sump pump might fail, you can always call us at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord to be there when you need us. Call us 24/7 at (978) 486-9868.
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Replacing Burst Pipes in Marlborough
Ice Dams and Frozen Pipes Lead to Water Damage in Marlborough Properties--Prepare and Prevent
Frozen Plumbing Often Leads to Water Damage--Call SERVPRO
Fall in Marlborough is the perfect time for watching the leaves turn and doing all of the tourist things that even us locals enjoy. We do not admit it of course, but everyone likes chestnuts and hot cider. It is also the time to find out the overnight cold snaps have left us an unwanted gift or two around our homes.
Unlike other types of water damage in Marlborough, burst pipes can cause problems from the roof down. Many homes still have their water tank in the attic or have pipes running from the tank across to other parts of the house. With almost thirty years in our area, SERVPRO can repair the problem or suggest one of our trade partners, remediate any damage, and prepare your home for the coming winter.
The quickest way to halt the problem is to replace the pipe of course. Our technicians can remove and replace open pipes not covered by a wall or ceiling in an hour or two. If the pipe cracked or sheared off at a connection, we have the tools ready to cut the damaged section out, replace it, coupling and all, in a single afternoon.
If the pipe is behind a laundry or bathroom wall, SERVPRO can swiftly deal with that as well. A technician first cuts away a section of drywall to determine the extent of the damage. If nearby panels are soaked, we usually recommend replacing them. It is much faster and the cost to replace is cheaper than the labor hours needed to try and dry the panels in place. It is true also for the panels we have to remove to get to the burst pipes.
Once everything is back in place, we examine the area where the pipe burst and similar areas to determine if we can prevent it from happening again. We usually find that poor insulation is the problem. Foam core pipe insulation is relatively inexpensive and can prevent a second visit from us as well as hundreds or thousands of dollars in future replacement costs. Our technicians can use it in attics and basements, as well as behind every wall in the home if needed.
At SERVPRO of Marlborough /Concord, we want to keep our neighbors safe and dry. If you have a leak in your home or have questions about how to prepare for winter, call us today at (978) 486-9868. We are here to help.
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Insulation Removal in Marlborough
Water Damaged Insulation Removal is Essential in Marlborough Attics, Call SERVPRO
Marlborough Attics and Homes Suffer from Ruined Insulation
Colder temperatures are coming soon for Marlborough. That means beautiful fall foliage and tourists driving up to see it all. Right now is also the perfect time to check roofs and attic insulation; especially after the rain and storms, we have had this year.
Insulation Removal in a Marlborough home is a difficult task; more so after water damage. SERVPRO can usually remove most attic insulation with a commercial vacuum pump, but moisture now clumps the ordinarily loose fibers. The task now requires additional labor and the use of hand tools to clear out the blown-in insulation which now looks like an attic full of clumps.
Water-soaked insulation compacts, reducing its effectiveness to help warm your home. Eventually, it compacts enough so that heating costs rise and a home grows colder with no overhead layer to stop heat conduction through the roof. It takes one of our work crews about a full day to remove insulation with the commercial vacuum. Depending on how much we have to remove by hand, the entire task could take two to three days.
Before we replace the insulation, we want to ensure the environment is dry. One of our technicians measures the humidity in the attic, and if it is high, we set up dehumidifiers to draw down the moisture in the air. We also inspect for mold growth activity and can apply an antifungal agent to purge the wetted areas of mold spores and colonies. If framing or support beams are very damp, we may also use air movers. These devices are designed to blow warm, dry air over a damp surface, forcing moisture out where it is drawn in by the dehumidifiers.
For homes that are insulated with rolls of batten-type insulation, the process is different. Regardless, removal is possible, and feasible, under the right circumstances.
An inspection is also an excellent prevention tool. Even if the insulation is in optimal condition, a damaged and leaking roof can change that after one heavy snowfall. SERVPRO technicians are trained to perform construction tasks from repairing a few panels due to dry rot to replacing the entire roof.
The weather is fair now, but showers and much colder temperatures are just a few days away. If your insulation is not performing as it should or if you want to have it checked before the next rain; contact us here at SERVPRO of Marlboro / Concord. To find out more about how we can protect your home, call (978) 486-9868.
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How Wet Carpet in a Concord Home Can Create a Much Bigger Disaster
SERVPRO Gives Your Concord Property the Red Carpet Treatment for 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 from happening, many homeowners never get the chance to stop damage early. Instead, they must deal with the effect of a wet carpet in their Concord homes after water has already soaked in and started to cause problems. Without proper and timely care, these unwanted effects may strike your home's carpeting.
Some types of wet carpet 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
If the carpet is allowed to dry on its own 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.
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 prevent 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.
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Marlboro/Concord Residents: We specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup Restoration!
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely, below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Marlboro/Concord basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
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If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home's structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home's integrity. It's worth making a call to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and properly professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- We're a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly - One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
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We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!
This flooded basement was caused by heavy rain.
A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Marlboro/Concord basement could flood, including:
- A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
- Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
- And many more
Have Questions about Basement Flooding?
Call Today - Marlboro/Concord - 508-481-7556
If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.
The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity. It’s worth making a call to SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord and let our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. We have earned the trust of hundreds of homeowners, business owners, and property professionals.
We are Flooded Basement Specialists:
- We are Available 24 hours/7 days per week
- We’re a Preferred Vendor to many National Insurance Companies
- We Bill The Insurance Directly – One Less Thing For You To Worry About
- Our Technicians are Highly-Trained in Water Restoration Techniques
- We use s500 IICRC Restoration Standards
- Advanced Inspection and Extraction Equipment
Basement Flooded? Call Us Today – We’re Ready To Help Marlboro/Concord.
24/7 Emergency Water Damage Service
SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.
We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
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We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.
What to Expect
When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.
Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:
- Your name and contact information
- Your insurance information (if applicable)
- The street address of the water-damaged home or business
- When did the flooding or water damage occur?
- What caused the water damage (if known)?
- Is there electricity available (on-site)?
About SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord
SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.
Call on SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord to help with your water damage
Flooding and water emergencies don't wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week-including all holidays.
Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more. SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord arrives as quickly as possible and that is when they start with extracting the water. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.
Water Damage Timeline
- Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
- Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
- Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
- Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.
- Drywall begins to swell and break down.
- Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
- Furniture begins to swell and crack.
- Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
- A musty odor appears.
48 Hours to 1 week
- Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
- Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
- Metal things begin to rust and corrode.
- Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
- paint begins to blister.
- Wood flooring swells and warps.
- Serious biohazard contamination is possible.
More Than 1 Week
- Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
- Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.
So if you have an emergency, call SERVPRO of Marlboro/Concord. 508-481-7556
Spring Flood Tips
Spring snowmelt often leads to flooding conditions in Massachusetts. This year’s record snowfall could make the spring thaw even wetter. These tips will help reduce the impact spring floods have on you and your property.
Prepare in advance with a SERVPRO® Emergency Ready Profile® (ERP). Our convenient mobile app stores all your utility and emergency response information in one place, so you can access this information from your smartphone or computer.
Watch for Pooling Water
Look for places around your property where water pools, and channel it away from buildings. Make sure gutters and downspouts are clear of debris and they are directing water as intended.
Maintain Sump Pump
If you have a sump pump, check to be sure it is operational before water starts rising. Consider a back-up generator to ensure your pump works when you need it most. Contact your insurance agent to add coverage in case your sump pump fails.
Raise Storage Goods
Use shelving and/or pallets to keep storage items off the floor to reduce the impact of small floods. In many situations, raising boxes just a few inches will be enough to keep storage goods above the water line.
Cut Power if Necessary
As rising water approaches the level of electrical outlets, you risk having a live current flow through all the water. Cut the power if you can safely do so without standing in water. Otherwise, evacuate and contact an electrician to cut the power before you go back in for recovery.
Keep Storm Drains Clear
If you see water pooling around a storm drain, the drain may be clogged with debris. Clearing the debris will help keep the water flowing away from your neighborhood.
Consider Flood Insurance
Homeowners insurance will not cover floods; you must purchase a separate policy for flood protection. When all else fails, flood insurance will provide you the means to respond to a catastrophic flooding event.
Be Aware on the Road
Be careful when driving during spring storms, especially when you hear flash flood warnings. Never drive into fully submerged roadway. The water surface will be at the same level as the pavement you can see. This view can deceive you into thinking the water is shallow because you cannot see how the road dips under the surface.
When a flood happens, you need to act fast to dry out any wet items, particularly structural materials like walls and flooring. Call SERVPRO® of Marlboro/Concord at 978-369-8003 or SERVPRO® of Nashua/Merrimack at 603-889-2311 to extract water and mitigate any mold growth. Our franchise professionals have the training and experience to make flood damage “Like it never even happened.”