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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.

Business Owners Should Be in a Rush to Handle Water Mitigation in Medford

6/16/2021 (Permalink)

water drops on a keyboard When more than a keyboard in your Medford offices is water damaged, Call SERVPRO for cleanup and mitigation

Even a Small Water Cleanup Situation in Medford Business Requires a Fast Response

Damaged pipes are a leading cause of water damage that can wreak havoc in your commercial property. The first order of business is to clean it up and restore it to its preloss condition. However, you need the help of an experienced restorer like SERVPRO to help you minimize the damage.

The availability of SERVPRO restorers

Our team of commercial water cleanup experts in Medford can work hard to keep your business open during the restoration process. Since water damage in your commercial property can happen anytime and without warning, our team is always available around the clock to help you handle the situation. The unfortunate event can be disastrous to a business owner who now must clean up the mess and get their firm back up and running as quickly as possible. Our SERVPRO team can help you handle the following:

  • Contaminated water and sewage backups: Flooding and sewage backups can cause health effects due to microbes and debris. Our restorers can use antimicrobials to disinfect affected surfaces in your business.
  • Drying and Dehumidification: Since water can hide behind walls or under floors, we use state-of-the-art equipment to dry your business effectively. We can position advanced equipment to increase evaporation and drying times.
  • Deodorizing: Immediately we confirm the affected areas are dry, we use our advanced products to deal with any odors the structure and inventory when needed.

Water cleanup requires more than just a mop and a bucket. Contact SERVPRO of Medford / Everett to help you get your property to its pre-damage condition “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (781) 395-4444.

SERVPRO is Trusted by Everett Businesses to Provide Fire Damage Remediation

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke billowing out of a window. We know how much your clients depend on your business. Let SERVPRO of Medford / Everett help you come back to business.

How can SERVPRO Help Everett businesses during fire damage remediation? 

Fire damage remediation of your Everett business can cost you in terms of both time and money if you don't involve the experts right away. SERVPRO's IICRC certified fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRTs) are quick to the site and aim to get your business back on the up and up in the least possible time. 

The time required by SERVPRO's technicians for fire damage restoration of your Everett business depends on the extent of the damage. If you understand the commercial fire damage restoration process, it can help you to set realistic expectations. Not all commercial fires are alike, and the restoration process can be significantly faster or slower in specific cases. 

Types of Fire Damages SERVPRO Techs Deal with During Fire Restoration of Commercial Spaces in Everett 

SERVPRO technicians categorize fire damage to your Everett commercial space in the following categories- 

  • Minor fire damage- The damage is confined to a relatively small space, such as a small room in your establishment. The amount of residue is mild to moderate. SERVPRO technicians use dry and wet cleaning processes to deal with such fires. You can expect a shorter restoration period if the fire is minor. 
  • Medium fire damage- Involves moderate to heavy smoke and soot residue. Wet cleaning can take a significantly longer time during fire and smoke restoration. Odor control is also a major concern in fires of this size. SERVPRO techs might have to use additional steps to contain the damage of this size. 
  • Major fire damage- These result in heat damage to structures needing extensive repairs. Soot and smoke damage are also spread to extensive areas. SERVPRO techs might need to provide emergency services such as board-ups or pack-outs might be needed. 

Call SERVPRO of Medford / Everett at (781) 395-4444. We are here to assist you as well as your business around the clock. 

How Do Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Help Medford Business Owners?

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

mold damage on ceiling and wall Trust the seasoned , well-trained SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians to remove mold from our Medford Office

They Help Medford Businesses Overcome the Devastating Effects of Mold Damage.

Mold is a natural part of the environment, with about 1,000 unique species living in the United States alone, but it can cause serious issues if it grows inside your Medford area business establishment. Under the right circumstances, mold is beneficial for nature and can be a useful tool for humans. However, if conditions enable it to grow inside your restaurant, retail store, hotel, or office complex, it can harm your facilities and negatively affect those entering your business. This unfortunate situation could cause you to lose customers and profits and eventually lead to the cessation of operations.

Conditions That Facilitate Indoor Mold Growth

Eradicating mold from the natural environment is impossible, but there are keyways to prevent it from growing inside your commercial building. Mold spores, the seeds of these fungi, are omnipresent and routinely float through the indoor air of structures. These spores produce little effect if they do not land on a surface conducive to mold growth. Such mold-facilitating surfaces

  • Provide an organic food source
  • Have water or enough moisture to keep the microbes alive
  • Are in areas with enough oxygen to allow the microorganisms to survive

Temperature also plays a role in where molds thrive, but it is less important than the other factors. While most of these fungi prefer warm temperatures, many can also survive in cold environments.

Specific Ways Mold Can Impact Your Business

As previously noted, fungal outbreaks can cause structural damage to your facilities and have negative effects on those that enter them. Some of the more common issues arising from indoor mold growth are:

  • Severe discoloration of structural elements and interior contents
  • Foul, persistent musty odors
  • Damaged materials that have been consumed by fungal microbes
  • Diminished structural integrity, including compromised walls, collapsing floors, and falling ceilings
  • Health effects on workers and customers

It is for all of these reasons that it is crucial to have your buildings routinely inspected for mold and deal with these problems as soon as they are discovered. Doing this could help prevent interruptions in your operations, limit potential harm to your employees and patrons, and possibly avert total business failure.

With all of that said, it is reassuring to know that local mold removal companies, like your neighborhood SERVPRO of Medford/Everett, are always ready to help.

How Do Medford Mold Removal Companies Like SERVPRO Remediate Your Business?

SERVPRO technicians have been successfully performing mold removal services in Medford for well over fifty years. They are equipped with state-of-the-art industry gear and expertly trained in all the latest mold remediation techniques, including from the IICRC. The procedure our professionals generally follow is as follows:

  • Technicians arrive and perform a mold inspection
  • Then, air movers, dehumidifiers, and Injectidry systems are employed to dry out the interiors of your business
  • Non-salvageable building materials and contents are disposed of
  • Next, high-tech foggers may be used to treat black mold and other types with commercial-grade antifungal agents
  • Afterward, our workers repair and reconstruct structural elements damaged by fungal growths

So, when you are researching mold removal companies, remember that SERVPRO of Medford/Everett is a local service always ready to help. Contact us at (781) 395-4444 whenever you need us.

How Does Water Removal Protect Medford Stores?

4/23/2021 (Permalink)

Leaking water from ceiling tiles When water damage occurs in your business, contact SERVPRO for fast water damage restoration.

Removing surface water can prevent irreparable damage to the wares of Medford stores.

Businesses can become threatened by burst pipes and ceiling leaks that leave trapped and standing water concerns throughout the property. The wares and stock of your storefront can become directly impacted by the presence of water pooling. In many cases, starting mitigation efforts right away can help to protect these items from irreparable harm.

How Does Water Removal Get Started in Medford Businesses?

Before water removal in Medford businesses begins, our professionals conduct focused inspections of the property to determine where extraction, cleaning, and water damage repairs are necessary. This inspection can allow our team to catalog damages and loss to wares, stock, and the structure to file claim paperwork with insurance companies to expedite approvals. Mitigation necessary for the commercial property often requires tools for water removal services, such as:

  • Weighted extractors
  • Trash pumps
  • Submersible pumps
  • High-pressure pumps
  • Truck-mount extractors

From burst pipes to ceiling repairs from water damages, businesses' needs can vary significantly from one situation to the next. Our SERVPRO of Medford / Everett team can help your property needs when you call (781) 395-4444.

SERVPRO Helps When Water Damage Impacts the Bottom Line of Everett Businesses

4/5/2021 (Permalink)

wet, crinkly pages in a book From document drying to full retail shop water damage recovery effort--for Everett--SERVPRO is the Solution!

Mitigate the Water Damage Loss of your Shop in Everett by Calling SERVPRO as Soon as Possible

Business owners in Everett and around the state prepare for adverse situations, including storms and flooding. An adverse event will most likely happen within your walls, such as a burst pipe or ceiling leak. Water damage repairs of all nature require the help of professionals like our SERVPRO water restoration technicians. Our quick response and specialized equipment make us your best ally to deliver emergency services when there is water damage to your business.

Water damage remediation to your Everett shop begins with our assessment of the situation. Once the water source is under control, we can start to plot out the steps to restoring your place with minimal disruption. Keeping in mind that your assets may go beyond inventory but include electronics, documents, and other priceless items, we may recommend some of the following services-

  • Move out services- relocating some of your capital goods helps protect them and speed up the restoration process. We inventory each piece and document the process to return it to its original location once the job is done.
  • Document drying- for your irreplaceable documents, we can apply specialized techniques to preserve them. Freeze-drying, for example, uses sublimation as its basis and restores important documents affected by the water to a reasonably good state
  • Electronics drying- computers and other equipment may be easily replaceable, but for some items, it may be more cost-efficient to rely on SERVPRO’s ability to dry and restore electronics exterior covers. This process may be conducted offsite.

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett is available at (781) 395-4444 to help in your time of need. We understand how important it is to return your business to normal operations and use every tool in our toolbox to minimize your loss of time and resources.

Need Help with Medford Water Damage Remediation?

3/29/2021 (Permalink)

water splashing from conduit by electronics SERVPRO performs water cleanup from offices and retail shops in the Greater Medford area. Our business is to keep you in business.

Count on SERVPRO for water clean up in Medford after burst pipes threaten to ruin your business

The richly burnished hardwood patinas and unique interiors of business properties in our historic town can also mean increased reports of ceiling leaks. Medford’s historic buildings and their aging plumbing pose a higher risk of needing emergency services. Water damage in Medford often starts with slow leaks and seepage from these ancient pipes that suddenly become a crisis.

Why Are Medford Commercial Ceiling Leaks Cause for Concern?

When looking up, you might notice stained areas and even bulges on walls or the ceiling. Leaks in Medford water-damaged commercial spaces show these signs which business owners must not ignore. SERVPRO water damage restoration is critical to avoid severe deterioration or even collapse of building materials. Secondary issues because of chronically damp ceilings or walls can require the services of SERVPRO mold specialists. If water-absorbing spores produce black mold in Medford businesses, they can cause the dark marks and staining you see, plus hidden structural destruction. Turn with confidence to SERVPRO for:

  • Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
  • Water Removal Services
  • Mold Inspection
  • Mold Removal
  • Black Mold Damage Repairs

Rely on SERVPRO of Medford / Everett for water clean up and water damage repair. Call (781) 395-4444 when burst pipes in your business cause ceiling leaks and the potential need for mold inspections, remediations, and removal.

What are the Different Levels of a Commercial Damage?

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO's Large desiccant unit used in large commercial water damages.

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett handles not only residential damage and restoration but commercial as well.

There are three levels of commercial damage that are considered:

Level 1

Level 1 is a small commercial loss typically involving 15,000 square feet or less of affected floor space. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a small commercial loss may include but are not limited to, a stand-alone retail establishment, a small church, a daycare facility, a small shopping center, a small warehouse or manufacturing facility, or a stand-alone administrative building. A Level 1 loss can also be a small portion of a much larger structure.

Level 2

Level 2 is a midsize commercial loss typically involving 15,000 to 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved are usually multi-level or greatly divided spaces. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 2 loss may include but are not limited to, a small multi-family property, a midsize church or school, a small shopping center, a multi-tenant administration facility, or a midsize warehouse or manufacturing facility. A Level 2 loss can also be just a portion of a much larger structure.

Level 3

Level 3 is a large commercial loss typically involving more than 60,000 square feet of affected floor space. The building or buildings involved will likely be large multi-level structures. If the facility was entirely affected, examples of a Level 3 loss can include, but are not limited to, a large church, hospital, school, or university; a large multi-family property; a mid- to high-rise retail or administration facility; a large industrial, manufacturing, or warehouse facility; or a large strip-style shopping center or shopping mall. This is the level at which it would be appropriate to refer to the project as a “large loss.”

Once our team at SERVPRO of Medford/Everett determines the level of loss, the property is further assessed, and a team of appropriate size is dispatched to get the job done quickly and efficiently, and return your business to operation “Like it never even happened.”®

Commercial Fire Restoration

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Lynnfield DPW Garage Fire

Fire damage is especially devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from firefighting efforts and fire suppression systems may occur. Every hour spent restoring your business back to pre-fire condition is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If your business experiences a fire loss, call the fire and water damage restoration experts and we’ll respond immediately to get you back to business.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Fire and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Fire and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Commercial Fire Damage?

Call Us Today 800-394-4466

Commercial Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial fire damage emergencies. Whether your fire emergency occurs in a restaurant, motel, or office building, we will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion.

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett can respond immediately to your commercial fire damage emergency regardless of the size or scope of the damage. We are part of a national network of over 1,700 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale events and disasters.

Call Us Today 800-394-4466

What Percentage of Businesses May Never Reopen After a Loss?

6/13/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that nearly 50% of businesses never reopen after a business interruption?  

When it comes to your commercial property, we mean business. You need a company that can minimize the disruption to your clients while delivering superior results. Whether you need professional cleaning to make your business shine, or emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO of Medford/Everett has the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

We understand how critical it is to be prepared and we developed our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) to help make sure you are “Ready for whatever happens”.  Our ERP is designed to help you quickly and easily access crucial information in the event of an emergency.  From everyday disasters to catastrophic events, the SERVPRO Ready Plan app puts everything you need at your fingertips.  You can easily manage the situation and, with the help of our SERVPRO team, get back on track faster.  Together we can reduce downtime and make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Be Ready!  Our app is a no-cost readiness plan that places your ready plan data on your mobile device for quick access during an emergency.

https://ready.SERVPRO.com/home/mobileapp

Call SERVPRO of Medford/Everett today to schedule your FREE Emergency Ready Plan consultation.  800-394-4466

Commercial Mold Remediation

6/7/2018 (Permalink)

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Medford/Everett, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Have a Mold Problem?

Call Us Today – 800-394-4466

Commercial Mold Remediation Presents Unique Challenges

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Medford/Everett can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation. We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Medford/Everett training and certifications.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 800-394-4466

Emergency READY Profile - Are Your Ready?

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

The Best Way to Reduce Business Interruption Following a Disaster is to Plan For it NOW. As many as 50% of businesses may never recover following a disaster, according to the latest industry research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. Are You Ready?

Preparation is a key component for making it through any size disaster, whether it’s a small water leak, a large fire or an area flood. The best time for planning for such events is not when the event happens, but well before it happens. No one ever plans on a disaster, but you can plan for it. Now is the time to ask yourself, “Are you ready for whatever could happen?” The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile is a start up approach that provides the critical information needed to begin mitigation and recovery services. It is designed to serve as a quick reference of important building and contact information. By working with SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Profile, your business will receive the benefit of over 40 years of experience in reducing the impact of any natural or man-made disaster. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order. The SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile Advantage A no cost assessment of your facility. – This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost. A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency. – It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed. A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster. – This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action. Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider. – You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by. Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin. – This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money. Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information. – Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.” 

Call SERVPRO Medford/Everett 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

1-800-394-4466

Restoring Your Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Flooding and water damage events in commercial properties on the North Shore and surrounding areas are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity.  So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Medford/Everett

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a 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.

SERVPRO of Medford/Everett 800-394-4466 has the training and equipment to help make it    "Like it never even happened."

Let Us Help With Your Commercial Cleaning Services

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Your commercial property’s appearance speaks volumes to your clients.  So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services, SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help make it “Like it never even happened.”

You don’t have time to worry about the common wear and tear that gradually soils your office. When grime, odor, and moisture challenges go beyond the scope of your regular janitorial staff, call in SERVPRO of Medford/Everett.  Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO to make your workspace look its very best.  They’ll respond promptly and make your workspace look its very best.

To learn more about our Commercial Cleaning Service call the professionals at SERVPRO of Medford/Everett at 800-394-4466.   We’ll make it “Like it never even happened.”