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Remediation of Mold Damage in Harvard Residences

11/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Remediation of Mold Damage in Harvard Residences Typically mold starts out as a small patch and then can extend quickly throughout your home. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight to stop the spread.

Team SERVPRO Arrives With Mold Detection Tools to Isolate the Cause of the Mold Infestation in Your Home

When moisture exists in an enclosed area in your Harvard home for more than a day or two, microbes begin overgrowing. Before they form a colony large enough for us to see, individual ones remain unnoticed. Singly, they are too small to devastate a home. The typical home's environment holds mold and mildew, but ordinarily dry conditions keep problems from developing.

Homes in the area with visible mold damage in Harvard most likely have elevated humidity levels. When we visit a home to inspect for mold infestation, one of the first steps we take is locating where any water leaks exist. It is often quite easy to repair leaks within your plumbing system. Other locations, such as saturated ground in crawlspaces, may require more extensive measures to solve the situation. However, in many cases, installation of a dehumidifier keeps moisture at appropriate levels.

Other aspects of restoration work addressing mold damage and mold remediation can seem drastic, but without them, it can be almost impossible to complete the necessary work. Tearing out walls and other permeable materials, or removing tub and shower liners to reveal microbial colonies comprise a sizable segment of remediation.

Because mold can cause health effects in sensitive individuals, either from prolonged exposure over time or in large amounts at once, SERVPRO technicians wear personal protection equipment, including masks and full suits. Our gear also prevents the spread of mold from the area undergoing remediation to other, uncontaminated areas, within your home. Elimination of mold within any home remains an impossible goal, but we take the responsibility of containing mold very seriously.

After we complete the removal part of remediation, restoring walls and ceilings make your home look “Like it never even happened.” Even so, mold can grow in other locations that also require remediation. Attics, garages, crawl spaces, and basements can harbor large mold colonies, primarily if your family rarely uses these locations. Earning certifications from the IICRC in mold remediation and related fields, we arrive at your home ready for any degree of mold damage and infestation your home might hold.

The skilled technicians at SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster want to provide the services your home needs when mold damage appears. Mold can grow anywhere in your home and appear in different colors. All varieties call for remediation. Call us at (978) 537-1500 for our 24-hour services.

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Water Damage Is A Serious Concern For Flooded Homes In Sterling

11/2/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Is A Serious Concern For Flooded Homes In Sterling Water damage is a problem that any homeowner in Sterling dreads.

Water Damage Is A Serious Concern For Homeowners

Water damage is a problem that any homeowner in Sterling dreads. Water can cause losses worth thousands of dollars by damaging electronics, upholstery, wood furniture, plumbing equipment, and household appliances. It also increases the chance of mold growth and mold damage, which is very challenging to remediate. The best way to ease your mind is hiring an experienced restoration company that is well-versed with advanced cleanup and repair methods to return your property to preloss conditions.

If you notice existing water damage to your Sterling property, contact SERVPRO immediately. We have a team of dedicated restoration experts at your disposal, ready to respond to your emergency anytime. We combine our experience with advanced tools and equipment in every cleanup project, drawing from IICRC guidelines at the same time.

There are numerous possible causes of water damage in your home, including foundation cracks, plumbing leaks, leaky roofs, overflowing washing machines, broken dishwasher hoses, broken pipes, clogged toilets, and leaky dishwashers. Excessive water can cause all sorts of problems, ranging from small ones such as flooding in the basement to massive ones such as compromising the structural integrity of the building.

Once your home sustains water damage, it is crucial to begin the cleanup process immediately. Doing this increases the chances of saving water-soaked carpets, furniture, clothing, rugs, and other items. Using the right procedures, SERVPRO technicians can help you save precious belongings and even prevent your home from permanent damage.

SERVPRO specializes in mitigating water damage, but the success of our efforts depends on the amount of water and the severity of the damage. We may also consult outside experts when assessing the property to determine a proper water removal plan. Our technicians typically use well-documented procedures and advanced equipment to control water damage.

Our services also include mold damage remediation, which occurs in the presence of high moisture levels. Ignoring the presence of mold can cause serious health effects. Cleaning up right away can help prevent health complications and create clean air for you and your family.

If any part of your home sustains water damage, contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster as soon as possible. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, applying our expertise to restore your home as best as possible. You can reach us anytime at (978) 537-1500.

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SERVPRO's Two-Part Process Saves Costs in Lancaster Fire Damage Situations

10/21/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO's Two-Part Process Saves Costs in Lancaster Fire Damage Situations When you and your family are safe after a fire, it is time to call the responsive team at SERVPRO to evaluate the damage and start remediation.

Finding a Team that Can Handle BOTH Remediation and Reconstruction is a Big Part of Getting Back into Your Home After a Fire

Part of the reason why SERVPRO franchises nationwide have been so successful is due to our ability to handle both mitigation tasks and rebuilding work in one effort. We are qualified and equipped to handle these larger, more involved jobs, keeping all the work under one company and team. The combination of our mitigation and rebuilding services shines best in cases of fire damage in Lancaster and surrounding areas, due to the especially destructive nature of fire damage and typical rebuilding needs.
Mitigation services are designed to prevent as much fire damage as possible in your Lancaster home. The hours immediately after a fire are crucial, as it is during this time that much of the costliest damage develops. A swift and comprehensive professional response can significantly reduce the impact of fire on the home. Our mitigation strategy relies on our 24/7 fast response times and readiness to tackle disasters of any size. Calling SERVPRO immediately after the disaster ensures that your home takes as little damage as possible from the fire.
Once mitigation and initial restoration steps have been completed, we can then move on to reconstruction work. Fires can damage a structure in many different ways at once, requiring specialized treatments and building techniques to repair correctly. We carry a broad selection of certifications to showcase our ability to handle any situation and help to rebuild and restore your home to the same condition it was in before the fire.
How They Tie-In
Our mitigation and rebuilding services are so effective in part thanks to their interconnectedness. Other companies typically stick to one service or the other, and so must communicate with each other or else become inefficient. Our teams handle both parts of the process, and so as a result, our services are seamless, cost-effective, and light on paperwork.
SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is available around the clock to respond to calls for help. If a fire has hurt your home, call us at (978) 537-1500.

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Removing Commercial Mold Damage In Sterling

10/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Removing Commercial Mold Damage In Sterling Mold can close a business permanently if not treated promptly, and often no disaster is needed, just a leak.

Removing Commercial Mold

Here in Sterling, we tend to deal with water disasters more than others. It is important to do so quickly so that secondary damage from water or mold is eliminated or at least reduced. Mold can close a business permanently if not treated promptly, and often no disaster is needed, just a leak.

Many owners first detect mold damage in their Sterling business because of the distinctive musty odor. In a facility like a beauty salon, the odor goes unnoticed because the chemicals used on hair, skin, and nails mask everything else. Unfortunately, SERVPRO knows that by the time an owner sees mold growing across a bathroom ceiling or underneath a workstation sink, the infestation may have spread over more than one room.

To stop current growth and prevent future problems, we first eliminate the sources of water. We fully train our technicians to repair and replace everything from leaky faucets to drain pipes. By stopping these leaks, we take away the moisture mold spores need to expand and grow. Without it, they return to an inactive state and are easier to clean.

Now, we can clean and remove the mold. Most workstations in a salon are an inexpensive plywood or fiberboard. Technicians easily clean both materials with an anti-fungal agent and a little labor using cloths or sponges. If the infested pieces have an excessive amount of mold, our restoration team can easily dispose of and replace them cheaper than it costs to try and save them.

For mold across a ceiling or down a wall, it is always cheaper to have us remove the infested pieces and replace them. For ceilings, walls, and workstations, it is also faster to have us replace the affected material. That means getting customers back in the chairs faster as well.

If you discovered mold in your business, or suspect there may be an infestation, you need a professional service to remove it and restore your facility. SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is ready to help you reopen your doors as quickly and safely as possible. Call us at (978) 537-1500 to schedule an appointment.

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Quality Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Sterling Area Home

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Quality Water Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Sterling Area Home At SERVPRO, we provide QUALITY water damage restoration services to Sterling residents.

Your Sterling Home Can Be Restored With The Assistance of SERVPRO

Having water enter your Sterling home after a huge storm can be devastating. Regardless of where it enters, it always seems to make its way into the lowest area, causing damage in various locations along the way. Since it can leave small pockets of water throughout your home, a professional service provides you with the smartest options to keep your property safe.

As we transition into winter, severe storms can take their toll. Sterling area residents combat water damage far more often than you may think and it helps to have a professional on your side should anything happen. Most restoration companies are available 24/7, 365 because it is unlikely for this kind of situation to occur when it is convenient for you.

So, when you experience water damage on your property at 2 AM and need an expertly trained IICRC certified technician, call SERVPRO. We are available anytime and have several years of experience providing full-service solutions to many problems that homeowners face on a regular basis. You never need to call anyone else or schedule additional appointments; we take care of you from beginning to end.

You may think that SERVPRO’s motto of, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, sounds a little funny. However, it is true that speed plays a major role in your homes recovery. Indecision can make things worse, where making the right call, immediately, can also improve your chances of a full recovery.

There are many kinds of materials in your home that all react differently to water exposure. Some may split and crack while others bleed or stain. The longer it takes to make a decision, the more damage can spread and the higher the costs of your restoration soar. SERVPRO technicians train hard and work harder, performing restoration services for our customers that keep their property safe.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is proud to serve members of our surrounding communities. Whether you live in Clinton, Pratt Junction, or Still River, we respond to your call as fast and efficiently as possible. You can count on our certified restoration technicians to provide quality solutions to problems you face in your home, call today. (978) 537-1500

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Flood Damage Restoration Services Available for Your Sterling Home

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Restoration Services Available for Your Sterling Home If your home experiences storm damage, call SERVPRO to remediate.

Thorough Cleanup After a Storm

Our state has had a relatively quiet year for storms so far, but fall weather is on the way. As we have seen recently, a powerful storm can turn a quiet town or city into a total disaster area in just 24 hours. Restoring and repairing a home quickly once the water stops require a professional service.

Putting a Sterling home back together after flood damage is not a quick process. After decades in the business, SERVPRO has learned that the best method is to ensure that the home is free from moisture. Providing a safe, dry environment is always more important than being quick and careless.

Our technicians start with removing standing water. For any amount over two inches in depth, we bring in portable pumps to empty out the home. For water under two inches or after the pumps have done their job, we use extraction wands. These vacuum-like devices are designed to lift water from carpets and between floorboards without harming them.

Next, we remove property from the affected rooms. We do this to reduce the chance of damaging the items as we clean and to prevent fabric color and furniture finishes from staining carpets and floors. In some cases, we may remove certain items from flooded rooms before pumping or extraction if they hamper water removal efforts. Once removed, we have an inspector examine furniture and other personal property to recommend restoration or replacement.

At the same time, we examine the carpets and floors. Pumps and extraction wands remove moisture but do not dry everything completely. If left untreated, damp carpets begin to rot and floors with moisture still underneath the boards warp and twist in just a few days. If there is a pad underneath the rug, we remove and replace it. It is cheaper to replace them than attempting to dry and reattach them to the floor.

We use air movers, fans and space heaters to dry them and prevent secondary damage. The same actions we take to dry carpets and floors also reduces the chance for mold to expand and grow. At the same time, we set-up dehumidifiers to draw water from the air and lower the overall humidity (air moisture content) of the home. Lowering this also supports the other efforts to safely dry structural property like wall framing, sheetrock, and wood or plywood panels.

As a locally-owned franchise, SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster understands that each job site is not just a structure, but the home of one of our neighbors. We are here to help you return to a safe, dry home, so if you need us or just have a question, call us today at (978) 537-1500.

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The Life Cycle Of Mold Spores That Cause Damage In Leominster

9/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Life Cycle Of Mold Spores That Cause Damage In Leominster Mold Remediation in Leominster Gets Help from SERVPRO

Understanding Mold Morphology Improves Remediation Techniques

Mold spores are everywhere. The omnipresence of mold is not a pleasant thought, but it is nonetheless true – fungus occurs naturally in the world around us, and the microscopic spores are frequently present both indoors and outdoors.
SERVPRO understands that mold damage is a cause for concern in Leominster homes. We know our customers are naturally not too fond of the telltale black and green patches. That is why we are on hand to quickly remediate mold and take steps to discourage regrowth. Understanding the life cycle of mold spores helps explain how and why fungus grows in your home.
The fungal life cycle begins with cells called hyphae. Hyphae are tiny hair-like cells that need two things to move to the next stage: Moisture and a food source. Moisture is present in many places throughout your home such as the laundry room, bathroom, kitchen or basement. Each hypha needs an organic food source – cellulose, wood, and drywall are all suitable choices.
Hyphae use nutrients and water to grow into a mycelium, which is the name for a cluster of hyphae. The mycelium is the telltale dark patch of mold that you recognize as a sign of mold damage in your home. Some of the individual hypha cells develop spores, which are the reproductive cells of mold.
The mycelium releases the spores, which drift through the air or cling to clothes, footwear, or your pet’s coat. Once the spores find a new spot with enough food and moisture, they settle and begin growing new hyphae. Thus the mold life cycle is complete and keeps on turning as more and more spores are produced and released to establish new colonies.
Understanding the mold life cycle makes it easy to see why complete mold eradication is not possible. However, SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are on hand to carry out thorough remediation and do all we can to prevent regrowth. We establish containment around affected areas and remove all visible signs of mold. We dry the area and give you advice on keeping it dry so that mold does not have the moisture it needs to start growing again.
For help with fungus in Lancaster, Harvard, Clinton and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 today.

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Fall Inspection for Water Damage in Sterling

9/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Fall Inspection for Water Damage in Sterling Look around your house for signs of possible water damage. It is better to get those taken care of right away and prevent leaks from continuing.

Prevention and Regular Home Maintenance can Help Strengthen Your Home's Reaction to Possible Damage

As the seasons change, proactive Sterling homeowners want to take prudent precautions and check their houses for water damage that may have gone unnoticed during the busy summer months. An inspection of the attic, foundation, and gutter and downspout system reveals rains during the spring and summer or ice and snow last winter invaded your home. What is your next step?
Water damage found inside a Sterling home cannot be ignored. Fall is a good time to make repairs to stop the slow deterioration water causes to your dwelling’s structure and avoid potential harm to your personal belongings. Look for signs that water has made its way inside, and then contact us for an assessment of the situation and suggestions on a plan to abate the damage done and eliminate the moisture source.
Signs of hidden or seemingly minor water damage that can slowly destroy the integrity of your home include:
Discolored areas on walls or ceilings indicate that water soaked the drywall or lath and plaster that make up these surfaces.

Bulges in ceiling or walls and peeling paint show where accumulations of water collected and tried to escape through the building materials.  

Rusty coloration signals places where metal plumbing fixtures or heating elements such as vents and radiators leaked.

Textural changes or evidence of warping on flooring, especially loose or peeling synthetic tiles and buckling, crowning, or cupping hardwood floors, are signs that moisture made its way onto and under these common floor materials.
Musty odors and obvious microbial growth point to moist spaces where mold spores grew into colonies.

Puddles or damp spots that are unrelated to spills suggest leaks from failing plumbing or appliances, or saturated soil around your home perhaps due to poorly draining gutters or improperly graded landscaping next to your house.
SERVPRO technicians are familiar with a broad range of reasons water intrudes into a residence. We have the skills, experience, and equipment to find the source of the water, arrange for repair, and then restore the affected areas to preloss condition. Truck-mounted pumps and water extractors pull water from the structure and fixtures of your home. Air movers and dehumidifiers reduce the moisture content of the air, walls, ceilings, floors, and framework of your building.
Prepare your home for the challenges of the cooler months by ensuring subtle water damage is identified and abated through the efforts of SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster. Our phones at (978) 537-1500 are answered 24/7, and a highly-qualified team of restoration specialists arrives at your home within hours to consult and begin the recovery work.

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Commercial Water Damage and Your Sterling Factory

8/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage and Your Sterling Factory When production is stopped due to damage, revenue is lost. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restart production at your plant.

SERVPRO Technicians are Quick to Assess and Remediate Damage so That Your Business Progress can Continue

Whenever a factory ceases production, the economic consequences are severe, affecting hundreds of families. Without the products made, numerous other businesses must wait for products to become available again, affecting many others, including consumers, across the nation.
Factories easily handle most threats, but commercial water damage in Sterling can stop production lines in almost any plant. Our local factories provide goods to industries in aviation, automotive motors, household hardware, and also make the prototypes needed to demonstrate newly designed devices and tools that do not yet exist. The health and vibrancy of our community businesses affect industries and commerce nationwide.
Water damage within a factory setting may hinder production in diverse ways. Included is a leak from a damaged roof during a rainstorm or other problem that permits vast amounts of water to flood and invade an otherwise dry location. Standing water still cannot negate the amount of damage that can occur from constant spikes in humidity from smaller drips or leaks on water coolers, refrigerator lines, and rushed coffee-making.
Water damages materials, particularly those that are porous, by making small changes in the structural makeup, increasing dimensions via swelling, and corroding surfaces with minute imperfections. SERVPRO's highly skilled technicians hold several IICRC certificates, including Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD). The knowledge held by our committed team members, combined with restoration experience gained from jobs of both grand and small scale, ensures that restoration of your factory setting happens quickly.
When water damages the factory itself, we cut off the source of water and track it down to where it 'disappeared.' Then, we eliminate every trace of moisture so that new damage cannot happen. It is typically fast work when it comes to fixing peeled paint on walls and other surfaces, examining carpeted areas to determine the best restoration options, and removal and replacing of areas damaged beyond repair.
Our trusted partners, professional restorers, tend to damaged high-tech equipment and other electronics, quickly restoring them to functionality. Our team members work swiftly and thoroughly to clean assembly lines, end baskets, sorting areas, and anywhere else that water has created a mess that hinders your production goals. When presented with situations that may cause delays in your productions lines, our technicians are trained to inform your staff of the situation, keeping you abreast of all developments on an ongoing basis.
Protecting and bolstering our local and national economies is part of what drives SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster in providing mitigation services for factories suffering from commercial water damage. Protect your equipment and product lines from this and other disasters by calling our local number, (978) 537-1500, any day, and at any hour.

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Leominster Flood Damage Can Occur from a Breached Roof

8/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Leominster Flood Damage Can Occur from a Breached Roof Storms and Flooding in Leominster Use SERVPRO for Water Removal

Verticle Flooding Increases the Water Damage to Leominster Homes

Storms in the New England area can be very destructive, and over time, the wear and tear can bring about additional problems for homes that are more weather-beaten than they appear. Many building materials can give a false sense of security because they seem fine until they disintegrate or breakdown when you need them most.

The roof of a house is intended to protect the inside of the home, but when an opening erupts because of missing shingles or a physical break, flood damage in Leominster can gravely affect the home's interior. Torrential downpours can produce gallons of water that, when trapped by your exterior walls and floor, accumulate much quicker than you might have expected. When rain falls outside, it rushes away, with little or nothing to stop its flow. However, when rain falls inside your home, it quickly rises instead of channeling away from your building.
Although this kind of flooding might not carry the pathogenic load that a flood from the terrain can carry and bring into your home, contamination from stored items inside your attic is likely to occur. Also, any droppings deposited by animal pests in crawl spaces can contaminate the water invading your home's living spaces below. Training at SERVPRO includes decontamination of such catastrophes, which is needed to make a home's surroundings safe again for people.
One aspect about flooding in this manner that can make things worse is that the water came from overhead, much like a bathtub overflowing on an upper story. The walls are saturated, electrical hazards skyrocket, and the floor/ceiling in larger rooms can become extremely weak and unsafe due to saturation. We can provide the remedy for these and other situational problems, ensuring that your family home is made safe again structurally.
Flooding, no matter the source or direction from which the water comes from can result in many different types of problems. Each one must be addressed and resolved, and the sooner restorative work begins, the less time the damage has to spread and worsen. Because We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, we can help minimize any damage your home and belongings suffer.
From the external structure of your roof, all the way to the floor, we can get flood damage mitigated quickly. Then we can sanitize everything in your home, including your child's favorite toys, clean, dry, and safe once again. Call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 to make this happen for your family when flood damage threatens to take your home and turn it into a watery mess.

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