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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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Deodorization During Mold Remediation In Your Leominster Home

5/3/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Deodorization During Mold Remediation In Your Leominster Home Don't Let Mold Make Your Leominster Home Smell Like Bleu Cheese--Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Leominster Mold Removal and Odor Control Are Essential for Healthy IAQ Indoor Air Quality

One of the tell-tale signs of mold growth in your Leominster residence is a musty odor. This scent indicates that mold colonies have formed and are beginning to thrive, which can also be a clear sign to call in professional remediators to help you to remove these damaging colonies and also remove that lingering persistent odor from the affected area of your home.
 
While there are undoubtedly many steps to remediating the mold damages to your Leominster residence, correcting this harsh smell is one that always has to happen. Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals have the experience and the equipment to not only tackle this odor in the environment in this affected area of your home but also to deodorize the contents of your home as well that absorbed it.
 
The areas where deodorization needs to happen get noted in the initial inspection conducted by our SERVPRO professionals when we arrive at your home. Often deodorization is saved as one of the last things that occur to your home before completing the remediation process, but this is to ensure that we are not continually combatting it while we work to remove mold colonies and the subsequent damages they have caused.
 
For this process to be a success, the rest of the restoration and remediation needs to occur, which includes both the removal of the existing colonies and the extraction/drying of the moisture and dampness found that allow the spores to seat and thrive.
 
Deodorization typically uses thermal fogging. This machine emits a chemical compound which reacts with these overwhelming odors in the environment and neutralizes them on contact. The odorless compound leaves no aroma behind. Additionally, this process can get used for fabrics, furniture, draperies, textiles and more to remove the blatant musty scent of the former mold colonies. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA and activated charcoal filters help to eliminate the odors and airborne particles during the actual work.
 
Fighting mold damage in your home comes in several unique steps. While you might not be aware of all of the pieces that make up the whole of restoration and remediation, our SERVPRO of Fitchburg - Leominster technicians can help you to see its effectiveness through their efforts in your home. Give us a call at the first sign of mold at (978) 537-1500.

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Finding Mold in the Basement of Your Leominster Cafe

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Finding Mold in the Basement of Your Leominster Cafe SERVPRO Remediates Mold from Your Leominster Cafe Keeping the Java Flowing

SERVPRO Works In the Background, Keeping Your Business Open During Mold Remediation 

Many businesses use their basement for storage but going into that area and finding mold damage can create a considerable problem for you as the owner. Mold growth on your property is especially pesky when your business is centered around food service. Mold can cause health effects, and an outbreak in a building that makes pastries and serves coffee would make any health inspector close the business. As a business owner, it is better to take it into your own hands and deal with the mold damage to your property before this scenario can occur. Luckily, there is qualified help close to you.

We can send an estimator to your Leominster property to inspect the mold damage as soon as possible. We can go through your basement and detect the patches of mold growth and answer any questions you have about the remediation process. Our estimator can speak with you about the best time for our technicians to work in your restaurant. If you would like us to work out of sight, we can get the job done during the hours that your business is closed.
 
SERVPRO can begin by setting up a barrier so the agitated spores cannot transfer elsewhere when we begin to clean. The source of the dampness and moisture must be found and eliminated. We can tear out any porous material the mold has attached itself to that is not salvageable. While SERVPRO does not install building materials, we can recommend contractors to you for any renovations that are needed. While we do this, our technicians can set up carbon filter air scrubbers to help capture odors, eliminating the musty smell. HEPA filters are also fitted on these air scrubbers to capture airborne mold spores, pollen, dust, and pieces of mold.
 
SERVPRO can clean any non-porous surfaces. After cleaning and removing the visible mold growth, we can spray your basement with an antifungal agent that can help prevent further outbreaks.
 
When you find mold on your property, do not hesitate. Contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500. We can work around your schedule to get your business running normally as soon as possible.

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Why Cleaning Counts after Facing Fire Damage in Sterling

4/15/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Cleaning Counts after Facing Fire Damage in Sterling Residues that remain after a fire can be difficult to remove. Contact SERVPRO right away to remediate stubborn types of residues.

Team SERVPRO Understands That Dealing With Fire Damage Includes Remediating Different Types of Residues


Reducing the claim costs is a top priority after experiencing a fire damage incident. During this stressing time, you have to do all you can to avoid ending up with replacements and tasks such as resurfacing. That means you should act quickly and work with professionals that offer restoration and cleaning services in Sterling. By doing that, it is easy to know the contents you can salvage and in the process mitigate the damage.

Let us begin by understanding the principles of cleaning that our SERVPRO technicians use when attending to fire damage incidents in Sterling. Our primary goal is to return your contents to their preloss state, and we begin by doing a site inspection which helps us trace the smoke residues and how far the smoke has moved. We then go ahead and analyze the type of smoke residues, since there is a possibility of having different kinds in the same location and that means using more than one cleaning technique.

Our SERVPRO technicians also look at the type of surface where the particles are resting on since that also helps us when choosing an appropriate cleaning procedure. At this point, we are ready to capture and remove the smoke particles either through wet or dry cleaning procedures. It is also our work to dispose of the waste and debris we end up with after cleaning your property.

When we want to dislodge soils from hard surfaces, we may decide to use mechanical action. In most cases, we use the process before implementing other cleaning actions such as lubrication, chemical action suspension, and dispersion. Some areas are too fragile and using aggressive agitation may cause damage and to avoid that, we may use absorption. Our SERVPRO technicians can apply an absorbent powder on delicate surfaces to absorb residues, and after that, we use vacuum-cleaning to remove them from porous surfaces.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is a trusted industry leader in mold, fire, water, storm and fire damage restoration. Call us at (978) 537-1500 when you face any size disaster, and we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
 
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