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What Do Quality Everett Water Restoration Companies Like SERVPRO Do?

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

water covering the tile floor in a house Water damage can quickly catch you off guard. Contact SERVPRO for water damage restoration after an event in your home. We are standing by 24/7.

They Perform Various Water Restoration Services to Remediate Your Everett Home.

When a water-related event impacts your home, it may require any of a number of emergency water damage services. These could range from basic cleanup efforts to extensive structural repairs and reconstructions.

Your neighborhood SERVPRO has a team of professionals trained to perform nearly every remediation task imaginable. A brief listing of their Everett water restoration offerings includes:

  • Water removal services
  • Basement flooding cleanup
  • Repairs of burst pipes and ceiling leaks
  • Water damage repairs
  • Home interior drying
  • Mold removal and home deodorization

Whatever kind of water damage your residence suffers, our highly skilled and experienced technicians are likely able to clean up. Moreover, they can often restore your home to its pre-water event state much faster than other remediation companies, which saves you both time and money in the long run.

With all that said, whenever water damages your residence and you require damage cleanup and water restoration services, know that help is available nearby. Call SERVPRO of Medford/Everett at (781) 395-4444 for assistance.

What Are Top Fire Safety and Prevention Tips for Medford Property Owners?

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

a fireman looking into a house that is on fire Fire safety and prevention are critical things to plan for in your home with family members. Contact SERVPRO should your home be affected by a fire.

SERVPRO recommends safety planning in Medford during October's Annual Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) designated the second week of October as Fire Prevention Week in 1922, becoming a national observance in 1925. Initially commemorating the Great Chicago Fire in October of 1871, today's yearly event in communities across the country like Medford stresses proactive fire safety and prevention strategies.

Why Are Fire Prevention and Safety Plans Critical for Medford Residents and Businesses?

Most Medford residents and business owners know in theory that fire can be devastating in terms of property damage, personal injury, and fatalities. Understanding that the consequences of a household or commercial blaze can happen anywhere and to anyone is vital to bringing "home" the message that families and companies must prepare for the worst now. Current research shows:

  • Cooking accidents are the #1 cause of home fires.
  • Fewer than half of all households have a fire escape plan.
  • Nearly 3 of 5 home fire deaths occur in dwellings with absent or non-functioning smoke alarms.
  • Smoke inhalation is the cause of 80 percent of fire-related deaths. 
  • Roughly 60% of property owners or renters fail to test their smoke and CO alarms monthly.

What Are the Essentials of a Fire Prevention and Safety Plan?

Every home and business in Medford needs to develop a personalized safety and fire prevention plan. At a minimum, include the following:

  • Install enough smoke alarms for your space, testing them monthly and replacing batteries yearly.
  • The 2021 NFPA theme is "Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!" -- teach everyone on the property what smoke alarms sound like and the next steps after they engage. 
  • Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher safely.
  • If fire strikes, teach all to GET OUT, STAY OUT, and CALL 9-1-1.
  • Go outside right away without collecting belongings, using stairs instead of elevators.
  • Plan and communicate two ways to escape from every room and area of a residence or commercial building --use the second route if smoke blocks the primary route or doors are warm to touch.
  • Stay low if you encounter smoke to your exit and close doors as you move.
  • If you cannot use your exit routes, stay put, closing doors and placing a wet towel under doors. 
  • If trapped, open a window and wave a cloth or flashlight as a help signal.
  • Establish a meeting spot outside of your home or business after evacuation.
  • Ensure that all building occupants know whom to contact if people are not at the meeting spot, including calling 9-1-1.
  • Perform a fire drill at least twice yearly for your property and fine-tune your plan if needed.
  • Teach the concept of STOP, DROP and ROLL if clothing catches fire.

Depend on the experts at SERVPRO of Medford / Everett to mitigate, remediate, and restore fire damage to your home or business. Consider talking with us even before a fire happens to discuss prevention and safety strategies.Contact us 24/7 at (781) 395-4444 to schedule a post-blaze assessment.

Can Exposed Beams Be Saved From Fire Damage in Parkland?

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

Firemen putting out fire Day or Night, SERVPRO Can Arrive for Fire Damage Emergencies in the Everett Area.

SERVPRO Provides Fire and Smoke Damage Services in Everett That Can Save Structural Elements

Even small fires can cause large amounts of damage in homes. Many rustic homes have exposed beams as part of the architectural beauty. Smoke residue can damage the beams, but SERVPRO can often restore the beams to preloss conditions.

Removing Soot from Exposed Beams

Homes with wood elements are lovely. If your home has exposed beams and a fire has occurred, you may be wondering if they need to get replaced. Charring can occur, and smoke residue can embed itself into the wood. You need professional fire and smoke damage assistance in Everett to give you back your home. 

Restoring Exposed Beams with Dry Ice Blasting

Wood needs a gentle, non-abrasive method to clean the surface without damaging it further. Dry ice blasting is excellent for this. C02 pellets get used to remove charring and soot. The pellets dissipate once they hit the surface. Most of the time, there is no need to use scrapers, steel brushes, or other harsh agitative methods. The benefits of dry ice blasting include:

  • Environmentally Friendly – the process is non-toxic.
  • No Waste Disposal – No dust or debris to clean up with this method.
  • No Water Used – Avoiding pressure washing means no water gets introduced to the scene.
  • Cleanup is Easy – Any soot that falls to the floor gets easily removed.
  • Money & Time Saver – The method is quick, which reduces the labor cost.

SERVPRO of Medford / Everett provides smoke restoration services that can return your home to preloss condition in preloss condition. You can reach us at (781) 3895-4444 for more information.

Does a Medford Home Need Decontaminated After Flash Flooding?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

Boots in flood water SERVPRO technicians come equipped with state of the art equipment and skill to wipe out any trace of flood damage in your property.

SERVPRO’s Trained Biohazard Team Can Mitigate Flood Damage in Medford Homes

Flash flooding can occur anywhere, at any time. When those floods come surging through residential areas, it brings all kinds of debris and contamination. Blackwater like this requires professional mitigation to ensure everyone’s safety.

Contaminated Water Can Be Deadly

When flood damage in Medford involves black water, it is a serious problem. Floodwater surges through the town, along streets, and over commercial areas. By the time it reaches the home, it has picked up bacteria, chemicals, and debris. Standing water quickly turns into a breeding ground for many microbes. Homeowners should never attempt to clean up black water. The proper PPE and equipment are needed to get the job done safely and efficiently.

How Does SERVPRO Handle Cleanup

Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified technicians are also the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Bio-Recovery Association (ABRA) certified. They know what is needed to deal with biohazardous material. Our cleaning products are powerful and designed to battle all types of contamination. One of the ones we use often is SERVPROXIDE. SERVPROXIDE is:

  • Fragrant free – which is great for anyone sensitive to smells
  • A stabilized chlorine dioxide-based antimicrobial
  • Registered with the EPA as A proprietary hospital-grade disinfectant
  • Has the lowest toxicity rating of the EPA

Flood water is not to be taken lightly. The contaminated water can be deadly to your family. To ensure your home is safe from hazardous material, contact SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444.

A Medford Cookie Shop Caught Fire – What Happens Next?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo over fire If your business property experiences a fire, call in the professionals at SERVPRO. We are here to help.

SERVPRO’s Technicians Work Fast To Mitigate Fire Damage in Medford Businesses

Who doesn’t love cookies? You depend on that fact that many people do to keep your cookie business flourishing. When a fire happens in your baking area, it can shut the business down for days. That means a loss of revenue for you. Quick action is needed to get your shop open and the cookies baking again.

SERVPRO Helps Local Companies Get Back to Business

A professional fire damage service in Medford is what is needed to get things back to normal. Our technicians are experts at restoring the content of a business. If it can get salvaged, our techs can do it. The fire restoration process includes basic steps no matter the size of the fire. Those steps include:

  • Assessing the damage with an initial scope
  • Removed charred remains and unsalvageable debris
  • Water extraction if needed
  • Soot and odor mitigation
  • Cleaning the premises and the content
  • Fire restoration and repair steps

We Work With You

SERVPRO’s professional fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) work with business owners to determine the best mitigation efforts to rebuild the business. We want you to bake cookies as soon as possible. We love cookies and know your customers do too.

The Key is Rapid Intervention

Our rapid response minimizes damage and prevents even worse loss. The foul odors are one of the biggest problems with any fire, and we tackle that immediately. Smoke residue can permeate furniture, walls, and fixtures. Soot needs to get removed as soon as possible because it can damage whatever it touches. For professional fire damage services, contact SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444.

Everett Homeowners Rely on SERVPRO for Effective Water Mitigation of Their Homes  

8/14/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO logo Water damage restoratio0n services by SERVPRO are second to none. Our IICRC certified technicians are ready at a moment's notice.

Water Mitigation Must be Done Promptly in Everett Homes

Water mitigation of your Everett home involves multiple steps that ensure no secondary damage occurs to the building. If the process is not done correctly, your home can face long-term issues that can be costlier to repair. SERVPRO can help you prevent this from happening by offering a fast, multi-faceted water damage restoration.  

What makes SERVPRO so efficient in the water mitigation of Everett homes is our scientific approach to the process. Our IICRC certified experts use meticulous planning during water damage restoration. SERVPRO experts use state-of-the-art equipment to dry the structure and contents as soon as possible to minimize the exposure time of moisture. 

Why is it Difficult to Dry Some Materials in Your Everett Home During Water Cleanup Than Others? 

Porous materials such as carpets and gypsum boards (drywall) have a high permeability to water. Such materials in your Everett home are notoriously difficult to dry. SERVPRO techs need to modify the temperature and humidity conditions to get such materials to dry quickly. 

On the other hand, vapor barriers, such as vinyl wallpaper, gloss, and semi-gloss paints, are practically impermeable to moisture. Consequently, they can't hold much moisture and dry quickly.   

When SERVPRO techs prepare a water mitigation plan, they consider how different material in your home interacts with water. Various dehumidifying and air-moving equipment are placed strategically to enhance the evaporation rate from multiple surfaces. 

Call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444; our experts are available round the clock for consultation. 

What makes SERVPRO one of the Most Trusted Mold Removal Companies in Medford? 

8/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold behind base board Mold infestation is no DIY project. Call the professional team of SERVPRO for fast and immediate mold remediation services.

Medford Homeowners Prefer SERVPRO Over Other Mold Removal Companies

One of the most disturbing things about mold is the sheer speed at which it can spread if left unremediated. Professional mold removal companies like SERVPRO can help control the situation in your Medford home using modern technology and a scientific approach. 

SERVPRO's quick response time coupled with IICRC certified technicians makes it one of Medford's highly rated mold removal companies. While dealing with mold damage, time is of the essence, and the quicker our mold specialists can get to work, the easier it becomes to remedy the situation. One of the priorities of SERVPRO's technicians is to limit the spread of mold spores throughout the property. We establish containment zones with negative air pressure to ensure that the airborne spores don't escape unaffected areas. 

Can SERVPRO Handle Black Mold Growing in My Medford Property? 

SERVPRO is one of the few mold remediation companies that do not scare their customers about black mold. It is true that mold can cause health effects, black mold is not particularly more or less dangerous than other types of mold found in your Medford home. 

Safety is the top priority of SERVPRO technicians, and hence, our technicians work with a full personal protection kit equipped with HEPA filter respirators. We work closely with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) professionals and Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEP) when dealing with commercial or health-oriented businesses.

If you discover mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444 for expert mold Inspection, remediation, and removal. 

Medford Homes Need Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services

7/30/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged home Fire damage to your home is no easy task. Call SERVPRO for the fire damage mitigation services needed for your home.

Need Fast and Efficient Fire Damage Remediation for Your Medford Home? Call SERVPRO

You need skilled SERVPRO technicians with their professional-grade equipment for a fast and efficient fire damage restoration of your Medford home. Any negligence can permanently ruin the aesthetics and can even compromise the structural integrity of the building.  

SERVPRO technicians use several cleaning methods to remove soot and residue after fire damage to your Medford home. The cleaning method used depends on several factors, such as the nature of the residue, the nature of the surface, and the intensity of the damage. SERVPRO restorers use their extensive training and scientific knowledge to eliminate the residue without harming the surface underneath.     

What Are Some Methods SERVPRO Techs Use to Clean Contents in Fire Damaged Homes in Medford?

Getting rid of the layer of soot and residue from the contents of your fire-damaged Medford home requires the correct type of cleaning products, equipment, and patience. 

Some residues are easier to clean than others. For instance, SERVPRO techs spray an aqueous or a solvent-based cleaning agent and wipe the surface with a towel to clean dry smoke residue. When it comes to the oily residue, however, things are not that easy. Abrasive materials such as pads and steel wool are needed to dislodge such residues before being wiped away. Solvents, often containing petroleum-based ingredients, can loosen the soiling before abrasive action is taken, if still needed. 

For contents that can withstand water, SERVPRO techs use equipment called a bath sonicator. It generates millions of tiny bubbles with the help of high-frequency sound waves that create a scrubbing action when they implode.  

Call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444 for any size fire disaster management. 

Property Owners Can Seek Help from Restorers to Deal with Flood Damage in Everett

7/20/2021 (Permalink)

IICRC logo IICRC-certified SERVPRO technicians assure a comprehensive flood damage restoration for our Everett customers

Storm Damage in Everett Needs SERVPRO Cleanup and Restoration

Storms can happen at any time, and the resulting destruction can be devastating, leaving homeowners in a state of emergency. The National Weather Service reports that the U.S.A endures 100,000 thunderstorms and 1,000 tornadoes every year. Storm flood damage can impact your family and the need for emergency aid. Floodwater can ruin your home and personal belongings fast as water pools in flooring. It can also ruin assemblies, appliances, carpets, and furniture. SERVPRO can assist you in restoring your home after flood damage.

The longer you leave floodwater standing, the more water damage occurs. To handle storm flood damage in Everett, we can use different equipment such as portable or truck-mounted pumps. We also use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry low evaporation materials such as hardwood flooring once the pooling water has been extracted.

Our team has adequate experience and ready to help you. We are proud to have many crew members with IICRC certifications in water and structural damage restoration. SERVPRO’s core values are vital to us as we operate our daily business. Our values include:

  • Well priced
  • Reliability
  • Honesty
  • Superior customer service reliable

Our SERVPRO team knows how to operate equipment properly while adhering to the instructions of the manufacturer of each device and OSHA and EPA guidelines. For instance, our restorers know how to vent the wet reactivation air of the desiccant outside the structure so that the humidity inside is decreased.

When you need flood restoration services in Everett, call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444 for efficient restoration. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Why Should Property Owners Hire Professionals to Handle Water Damage Restoration in Everett?

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

lgr dehumidifier Homeowners rely on SERVPRO for water damage mitigation for their Everett homes. We have advanced equipment like this LGR dehumidifier

Certified Restorers Like SERVPRO Have Expertise in Performing Water Damage Mitigation

Water intrusion in buildings is destructive. After some hours, excessive moisture can cause mold growth or other issues within indoor environments. Without correct water removal, drying and decontamination, many long-term effects can occur in a house, leading to exacerbated damage and possible health effects.

SERVPRO takes any kind of water ingress seriously. Efficient water damage restoration in Everett is an essential part of recovery when a business or home is affected. The intervention needs to be effective and prompt. Acting within the first 24 to 48 hours is essential to reduce the potential long-and short-term effects of water intrusion.

Water damage mitigation involves more than cleaning and drying a property. Our SERVPRO team considers many other factors such as:

  • Determining the severity of property damage
  • Treating porous materials like drywall and carpet
  • Decontamination affected materials
  • Evaluating replacement versus restoration expenses

Water damage repair should be carried out as fast and as efficiently as possible. When water sits in a property for lengthy periods, the risk of damage to contents and microbial growth increases. Dry air is vital when it comes to drying damp materials. When an airspace is dry, the amount of water vapor in the air is lower. Our SERVPRO team can reduce humidity by ventilation and dehumidification. We can use refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers to dry your property. These tools are energy efficient, and they minimize the relative humidity in the air.

Water damage, when more than just a simple spill, is a severe threat to your home, and if you do not handle it, it can lead to problems. After such an incident, call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444 for efficient recovery. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.