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Mold Damage Remediation With Minimal Disruption To Your Harvard Business

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage Remediation With Minimal Disruption To Your Harvard Business Mold damage in your Harvard business stems from excessive moisture, not a lack of cleanliness.

Mold Damage Remediation

Among the various types of damage your Harvard business can experience, a mold infestation causes more than its share of concern. Finding mold growing in your commercial building requires you to arrange a fast and professional response. Rest assured that our mold remediation experts have the training, experience, and the specialized equipment to get the job done quickly with less impact on your operations than you expect.

Mold damage in your Harvard business stems from excessive moisture, not a lack of cleanliness. Water damage ranging from seemingly insignificant hairline cracks in a pipe to a major flooding event and everything in between can provide the fuel for a mold outbreak. The mold spores are always present, waiting for an opportunity to absorb available moisture to promote their growth into a colony. Your vigilance in providing a rapid response to any moisture issues avoids most mold issues. If a hidden leak or even abnormally high humidity feeds a multiplying mold problem, we are ready to help.

SERVPRO mold remediation follows EPA, OSHA, and IICRC guidelines and protocols, and well as any applicable local regulations. The basic protocol is to contain, remove, and disinfect the mold colonies and residues. When done by our certified technicians we are often able to confine the project so that at least a portion of your business operations can continue while remediation occurs.

The crew we send assesses the extent of the mold involvement, aware that mold does not need light to grow. It frequently thrives in cavities unseen. Our remediation is not complete until we abate even that hidden fungal growth. Once SERVPRO establishes the mold perimeter, we contain the affected space, using heavy plastic sheeting as a physical barrier. We almost always add a negative pressure air scrubbing system to prevent mold materials from escaping the containment area, using temporary ductwork to vent and HEPA filters to filter the contaminated air.

Our team mechanically removes the mold from solid surfaces, scraping or wiping. SERVPRO also employs a soda blasting technique that uses an abrasive solution of sodium bicarbonate to loosen mold and its “roots” or hyphae from porous materials. We follow up with thorough vacuuming with HEPA filters keeping the airborne debris from spreading. EPA registered antimicrobials treat the cleaned and nearby surfaces to inhibit future growth.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster has practical and efficient methods to remediate your commercial mold damage quickly. Call us at (978) 537-1500 to set up an assessment.

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Ways Professionals Combat Odors Associated with Water Damage in Lancaster Homes

8/1/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Ways Professionals Combat Odors Associated with Water Damage in Lancaster Homes SERVPRO Freshens Lancaster House Odors after Water Damaging Events

It can be a frustrating experience trying to deal with flooding in your home on your own because apart from draining the water, other problems can crop up. Combating bad odors is one of these additional quandaries most homeowners like you have to deal with, yet many do not know that we offer professional remedial services that cover these secondary problems.
After a case of water damage in Lancaster, some issues can cause the bad smells that you are facing. When the floodwater on your property mixes with sewage or trash, the contaminants might reach areas with limited accessibility. Left in place, they emit objectionable odors, and your property can only be pleasantly habitable when the source is discovered and cleaned. When you call SERVPRO, we can place masking agents in the form of pellets that slowly release an agreeable scent to cover up the odors. This is a short-term measure to make your property habitable immediately, and more pleasant for us to continue with combatting the malodorous particulates in the air. Our technicians then find the best way to remove the contaminants, which can guarantee long-term results. Removing the standing water quickly helps mitigate the accompanying odors.
When floodwater dilutes pet waste and other forms of soil in your home, the result can be a stench. This is because of the absorption of the contaminants by any cloth materials present in the affected area. Carpets and couches are the worst culprits. Using specialized equipment like Ultra Low Volume foggers, which produce a fine mist to penetrate deep into the affected area, the SERVPRO technician can mitigate the odor. The contents in the mist include a pairing agent that combines with the odor particles bringing them to the surface for easier cleanup.
Moisture can also cause pungent smells that also lead to the development of mold. Using dehumidifiers, our technicians can extract moisture even in concealed spaces of your home. We also use disinfectants and sanitizers to clean and inhibit mold growth in the affected area. By deploying hydroxyl generators, we can neutralize pungent smells in the air returning your home environment to its preloss condition. The IAQ indoor air quality can be further purified with the use of an industrial-grade air scrubber fitted with both a HEPA and activated charcoal filter.
You should call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 for advice and assistance. Our crew can offer lasting solutions using the right equipment and techniques.

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Annual Inspections Can Help Prevent Flood Damages In Your Lancaster Home

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Annual Inspections Can Help Prevent Flood Damages In Your Lancaster Home Failure to find these weak points can lead to situations where you require professional restoration like SERVPRO to handle flood damages to your home.

Annual Inspections Can Help Prevent Flood Damage

Annual inspections of your Lancaster home can help you prevent much of the catastrophic damages it can sustain through the barrage of severe weather expected in nearly all of the seasons throughout the year. Unfortunately, this is one of the many things that homeowners in the area neglect to do, allowing their houses and families to become adversely and substantially affected by the storms yet to come.

There are many things that a home inspection can clue you in on, helping you to find vulnerable areas of your home's construction and repair them before it turns into a much larger problem. Failure to find these weak points can lead to situations where you require professional restoration like SERVPRO to handle flood damages to your Lancaster residence.

One of the focal points of inspection is the basement and foundation of your home. These areas tend to get affected by both moisture and running water underground, as well as fail when threatened by surface floodwaters, so having this blockwork is critical to preventing a later flood. SERVPRO professionals can repair small breaks and vulnerable areas with hydraulic cement upon discovery.

Another area that requires inspection on an annual basis is the siding and roof of your home. While these might not be areas of expertise for our technicians, having this assessment performed is essential all the same. This process can help you to determine if any damage has already occurred to these vital components of your exterior, and give you the opportunity to fix them before the situation becomes dire.

Any of these points of entry can allow high volumes of water into your home unabated. The subsequent damages can leave you with much irreparable damage and often a long-spanning restoration project to bring your property back to its original condition.

This understanding is why regular inspections of the stability and structural integrity of your home are so vital. If you already have flood damages affecting your home, or want to know a little more about inspections to help prevent disasters from striking your house, give our SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster technicians a call today at (978) 537-1500.

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Material Replacement in Mold Remediation for Your Leominster Home

7/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Material Replacement in Mold Remediation for Your Leominster Home Mold Remediation Can Include Demolition in Your Leominster Basement, Call SERVPRO for Help

SERVPRO Can Utilize Many Methods for Mold Cleanup and Restoration

Sometimes the discovery of mold in your Leominster home comes long after the materials can get salvaged or saved. Within a short period, active colonies can erode and degrade construction materials and fabrics in your home to the point that there is little left of them. Part of the remediation process for mold growth is assessing the full scope of the damage which affects your home, and what has to get done to restore it.

You might not know that mold growth is simple to occur given the right circumstances. With persistent dampness and warmth, mold damages can occur to organic materials in your Leominster home in as little as 3 days. With a sufficient amount of time attacking various materials, flooring, ceilings, and contents of your home, the damage could prove irreparable.

This scenario is one that our SERVPRO technicians, unfortunately, see from time to time. To prevent further damages, the removal of the colony has to be a priority for our technicians. Once this process completes, a better assessment can get made into what materials must get removed and replaced to restore your home successfully.

Many times this irreparable damage happens with drywall in affected areas. With the composition of this material, mold spores can seat easily and spread quickly. It's thin makeup also plays a role in the irreparable damage it can sustain, as mold colonies do not have to penetrate deeply into the cardboard backing to affect the entire depth.

Fortunately, drywall removal is a fast process. This demolition can provide a more efficient approach than merely trying to remove the colony. With an overall replacement, removal procedures like sanding and soda blasting can be set aside for a more efficient and cost-effective rebuild instead. Though we strive to restore and not replace, the best interest of our customer is always our number one priority.

Mold damage in your home is nothing that you want to find or have the training to handle on your own. With the right professional help from our SERVPRO of Fitchburg - Leominster mold remediation specialists, we can remove this health hazard from your home quickly and efficiently. Give us a call anytime at (978) 537-1500. 

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Get Your Basics Right When Performing Water Removal In Leominster

7/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Get Your Basics Right When Performing Water Removal In Leominster Extraction is part of the water removal procedures that we perform when restoring your property after a water event.

Water Removal

Extraction is part of the water removal procedures that we perform when restoring your property after a water event. Even if the source of water intrusion was from a broken pipe, storm, clogged shower or a burst sewage backup, never waste time. If the water stays in your property for a longer time, there is a possibility of experiencing further damage. Professionals use the right equipment when working on your Leominster property, and in this post, we are going to look at some of these devices.

After offering water removal services in Leominster, our SERVPRO team also cleans your contents - such as upholstery and carpets. The extractors we use are so unique such that they can both remove the water and clean items. By using pumps and wet vacuums, we can remove any standing water from the structure. We always ensure the area we are working on is safe and as a result turn off all electrical circuits to prevent possible electrocution.

Even after pumping and vacuuming out the water, some water may remain hidden within the padding and carpeting. To address such situations, our SERVPRO technicians use weighted extractors. However, we are careful with the weight we apply so that we do not damage the carpets. By using moisture sensors and meters, we are in a position to detect the water that hides behind walls and cabinets.

To dry the area, our SERVPRO technicians might set up space heaters, air movers, and dehumidifiers. Air movers and heaters enhance water evaporation into the air, and in the end, the humidity of the structure may end up becoming so high. We have to perform dehumidification to control the additional moisture. Usually, we prefer using refrigerant dehumidifiers when the humidity is still so high - usually at the start. In cases where the structural materials are wet, but porous items within it are dry, we use desiccant dehumidifiers.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is to make your property “Like it never even happened” after a water damage disaster. Call us at (978) 537-1500 if you need to work with a trusted industry leader who is Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Mold Damage to Leominster Event Venue Needs Fast and Professional Remediation

6/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Mold Damage to Leominster Event Venue Needs Fast and Professional Remediation Finding mold can be overwhelming for you and your staff. Contact SERVPRO at the first sight or smell for thorough remediation.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand Mold and How to Effectively Remediate the Damage

Bridal couples and their family and friends gather in Leominster at a variety of spaces, restaurants, and hotels to celebrate the nuptials. Graduation and retirement parties, as well as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and a host of other celebrations flourish in the beautiful surroundings your and your staff create. Unfortunately, mold finds ways to flourish in the very same settings. Our mold remediation crews can help.
Commercial mold damage in your Leominster event venue is the ultimate party crasher. Even though your space is cleaned and decorated regularly, mold growth can happen. In fact, the constant turnover from event to event can be part of the problem. You and your staff experience pressure to get ready for the next booking in only hours. Professional mold remediation seems too intrusive and time-consuming but is the strategy you need for a long-term solution.
Your housekeeping staff may be trying to manage what seem to be minor mildew or mold problems on the fly, using surface treatments like diluted bleach. Often this approach merely reduces staining, not penetrating deeply enough to reach all of the hyphae in the drywall, grout, or other surfaces the mold invaded. The water in your employee’s solution also fuels further growth of the existing colony and can encourage any other nearby mold spores to begin new colonies.
SERVPRO remediation specialists understand the complexities of abating mold damage and use a multi-step plan to eliminate current fungi, inhibit additional growth, and plan to rid your business of the moisture that causes molds to grow. We assess the affected space, establishing the extent of the mold involvement. Our crew goes beyond the superficial, searching for hidden mold behind walls and woodwork, under curtains and floors, and in a broad range of other recesses and crevices.
SERVPRO technicians then contain the affected areas, using physical barriers or negative pressure air scrubbers to filter out moldy debris during cleaning. Scraping and employing abrasives like soda, we remove the mold, vacuuming up residual debris with HEPA-fitted equipment. Follow up includes treatment with an EPA registered antimicrobial on surfaces.
We are keenly aware your facility is in constant use, so we do everything in our professional power to limit the remediation activities to specific areas and off-times for your operations. Our technicians are fast but thorough, abating the mold damage and identifying the likely ways water invaded so arrangements can be made to eliminate the moisture to avoid future mold damage.
SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster uses EPA developed mold remediation protocols to respond to your business’s microbial infestation crisis. Call us at (978) 537-1500 to set up an evaluation and work on a plan to manage your mold issues.

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Nor'easters Can Cause Water Damage Inside Of Your Fitchburg Home

6/15/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Nor'easters Can Cause Water Damage Inside Of Your Fitchburg Home When a severe storm damage hits your Fitchburg home, it is best to hire SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster.

Nor'easters Can Cause Water Damage

Storm damage is more commonly associated with Florida than it is Fitchburg when it comes to the average person. However, the general area of New England suffers storm damage as well; Nor'easters bring heavy rain, high winds, and they can even sometimes bring intense snow. When these storms occur, it is essential to call SERVPRO to the scene as soon as possible instead of trying to handle the water damage left behind by yourself.

Measuring moisture levels, removing excessive pools of still water, and drying out the structure of your home takes advanced and specialized equipment. The tools that this job requires, including moisture meters, extractors, pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, and axial fans, are pricey and should be industrial-grade to get the job done right. Our storm damage professionals have been trained to use the equipment properly so that there is no damage done to your home during the remediation with the equipment.

One of the advantages of hiring a SERVPRO is that you do not have to worry about buying equipment or trying to find accurate DIY tutorials online. When you trust someone else who has been trained to do the job right, you can focus on the other important aspect of your life.

It is also vital to note that leaving water damage for extended periods of time is incredibly dangerous for the longevity of your home. Water can cause mold damage, rot, and rust inside your residence. In as little as three days of exposure, the materials inside of your home as in danger of mold growth. When an intense storm hits your city, it is best to call the experts at SERVPRO as soon as possible should you find damage inside of your residence.

When a severe storm damage hits your Fitchburg home, it is best to hire SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster. Do not hesitate and allow the water to cause more damage to your property over time. If a storm damages your home, you need to contact our experts at (978) 537-1500.

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Mold Damage and Historical Leominster Residences

6/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage and Historical Leominster Residences Leominster Residents Turn to SERVPRO to Remove Mold Colonies--"Like it never even happened."

Special Care for Mold Remediation Is a Core Value Offered by SERVPRO

Microbial infestation can occur anywhere, but historical homes such as those in Leominster can needlessly suffer unless attended to promptly. The construction of many homes did not take into account pollution of the current time, and this can affect a residence's condition.

Homeowners in Leominster might find mold damage in any area of their home, but walls facing the exterior areas of the home can often withstand extreme variability in temperature year-round. In winter, this can cause moisture from the wintry weather to accumulate inside the walls' cavities,
While Spring cleaning your home, you might come across darker areas on walls which might not mean dirt and grime. This discoloration could be mold colonization forming on your walls. Mold does not always give off a musty odor, even when disturbed. Only some strains do this. SERVPRO can help you determine if the darkened areas on walls and ceilings are from water drips or from mold damage. If our experts find that microbial populations have grown out of control, we can remedy the situation for you and your family.
Our IICRC-certified employees use the latest in techniques and methods to ensure that your home's uncontaminated areas remain as such, while safely removing current, existing microbes from your home. We use air scrubbers as a part of a negative pressure containment area to clean your dwelling's air of any mold, spores, or other particles from leaving the area being remediated.
Once we remove all traces of mold and its spores, we can discuss treating the area with microbial inhibitors or installing a dehumidifier. Keeping moisture minimized but still at comfortable levels for your family can decrease the effects of mold on people's health and also make it much more difficult for it to ever grow.
SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster would like to assist your family in combating mold damage in their Sterling, Clinton, or Harvard residence. Our number, (978) 537-1500, is a local call, and places you in touch with our friendly professional staff, available 24/7/365, who can assist you in getting the remediation work that your home needs.

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The Importance of Professional Inspection Following a Fire In Your Lancaster Home

5/29/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Importance of Professional Inspection Following a Fire In Your Lancaster Home SERVPRO Works with Lancaster Homeowners' Insurance Companies to Make the Fire Damage Restoration Process Less Stressful and Expedient

SERVPRO Expedites the Initial Process to Coordinate the Cleanup and Restoration of Fire Damaged Properties

A fire in your Lancaster home can feel devastating when you are unsure of how to go about getting the damages restored. Every homeowner wants to see their home back to the way it was once it has gotten affected by a disaster. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about repairs and restorations all on your own.

After a fire, your Lancaster home likely shows multiple signs of this occurrence. From the soot and smoke damage to possibly severe structural concerns, you might not be entirely sure where to begin the cleanup. Our SERVPRO team can help you to understand the work that needs to be done to restore your home and can help you through the often involved process of affording it through your home insurance claim.

One of the requirements for an insurance adjuster to submit a claim to the insurance company is that a qualified professional assesses the damage and generally estimates the cost of the repairs and restoration. Our SERVPRO estimator would get tasked with this process. The inspection not only includes the steps required to bring your home back to original condition whenever possible but the affected contents of your home and the equipment/personnel that are required to complete the job. We catalog non-salvageable items on our CCIS Contents Claim Inventory Service form to assist with the claims process. Close cooperation is essential, but SERVPRO is not an insurance company.

Once this assessment finishes, our estimator and project manager for the assignment can meet with the insurance adjuster to submit the findings and work on your behalf to expedite the claims process. This direct communication cuts out excessive legwork on your part and helps keep the process moving steadily forward towards the restoration and completion of the project.

There are multiple concerns that a homeowner like you has when they get posed with recovering from a fire in their home. Fortunately, our SERVPRO of Fitchburg – Leominster team of fire restoration specialists can help you to cut through a lot of the hurdles that stand in the way of your damaged home and its return to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (978) 537-1500.

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How Does A Fast Call To SERVPRO Help With Flood Damage In Sterling?

5/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Does A Fast Call To SERVPRO Help With Flood Damage In Sterling? One of the worst disasters that can befall a home in Sterling is flood damage, which can occur after any significant storm passing through the area.

A Fast Call To SERVPRO Will Help With Flood Damage

One of the worst disasters that can befall a home in Sterling is flood damage, which can occur after any significant storm passing through the area. While some floods require professional water removal and damage restoration teams to clean up, it may be less evident whether or not you need help for lighter flooding. Failing to call in a professional, certified cleanup company like SERVPRO opens your home up to a range of risks and additional types of damage that can become far more severe with time. Be sure to call SERVPRO as soon as possible after a disaster to avoid many of these consequences.

Foundation Destruction
Flood damage to homes in Sterling can cause irreparable destruction to the foundation and structural elements of the building, potentially tearing the place apart from the core if left unattended. Water can seep into cracks that may be so small as to be invisible to the naked eye, slowly gnawing away at materials and causing physical damage through expansion and contraction due to heat. If the flooding happens during the colder months of the year, the water may even freeze and accelerate the process.

Mold Damage
Without fast and thorough water extraction, your home may become vulnerable to mold growth. In addition to causing permanent visual marring and giving the air a foul odor, some types of mold may also cause health effects with prolonged exposure. SERVPRO provides professional and safe mold remediation services alongside our regular flood damage procedures to ensure a smooth and stress-free process even if mold does find its way into your home.

Fabric Deterioration
Carpeting, drapes, furniture, and other types of fabric in your home may be much easier to salvage if you can get SERVPRO to the door quickly after a flood. Without fast action, some fabrics may begin to break down and deteriorate, forcing us to replace them rather than attempt restorations.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster acts fast after every local disaster to provide emergency damage mitigation and restoration services to homeowners in the area. Call us 24/7 at (978) 537-1500.

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