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SERVPRO Takes Immediate Action In Restoring Your Leominster Home After Water Damage

6/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Takes Immediate Action In Restoring Your Leominster Home After Water Damage We will use our specialized inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

SERVPRO - Professional Water Removal For Protecting Leominster Homes

Every Leominster home has the potential for a water intrusion event. Most of these incidents happen from a plumbing failure or a faulty appliance like a dishwasher. Far less likely is flooding coming in from the nearby Saw Mill Pond or Notown Reservoir.

Since water removal in Leominster is so important to restoring a home, it is part of the emergency services SERVPRO performs for every home. Each team of trained specialists breaks it down into two parts, removing standing water, and extracting water.

If the water is two inches or more high, specialists use one of the commercial pumps in our equipment inventory. Depending on the size of the home, they can pump the water out in usually a day or two. After finishing with the pumps, team members examine below the floors for additional water. If any is present, they remove it using smaller pumps similar to a water-vac.

Next comes the extraction process. Technicians use moisture meters to check how much water penetrated floorboards, carpets, and other parts of the home. After determining the extent of the water damage, other SERVPRO specialists move unaffected furniture out of the home and place affected pieces on blocks or pallets to dry.

Once technicians move the furniture, they begin drawing water from carpets and between floorboards using extraction wands. Team members can adjust the vacuum speed and use a built-in heating element to quickly and carefully dry the carpet without causing secondary damage to the carpet layers and the individual floorboards.

After extraction, technicians detach the carpet and raise it for drying, using a combination of air movers and exhaust fans to force dry air over and under the carpet while drawing the moist, cooler air out of the layers. At the same time, they also remove and dispose of the carpet pad since it deteriorates almost immediately after absorbing too much water.

These are two of the immediate actions SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster takes return every home to a dry, livable condition. If your residence has water, excess humidity, or a lingering odor left behind after a water intrusion event, call us today at (978) 537-1500 to set up a service call and start the removal process. We are here for you.

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Call Our Trained Professionals To Restore Your Leominster Home After A Flood Damage Disaster

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Call Our Trained Professionals To Restore Your Leominster Home After A Flood Damage Disaster Water and wind can destroy building materials like sheetrock requiring a partial demolition.

Why You Need Professional Flood Damage Restoration in Leominster

Excessive and persistent rain can soak the ground and cause water to end up in different parts of a home, particularly the basement. If flood water encounters a home barrier that is not waterproof, it can seep inside and disrupt your normal way of life.

If water is not removed right away, the flood damage to your Leominster home can be significant. Flood water can drive mud and other sediments into your property, leaving a thick layer of the mess after the waters subside. It can also ruin drywall and insulation, electrical systems, gas systems, and HVAC systems. Garbage may also attract pests that can add more problems to an already complex situation.

Water can weaken the building structure and ruin the furnishings and other items inside. The basement can flood first since it is the lowest level of your home. High volumes of water can cause holes and cracks in your basement walls. It is dangerous to resolve this problem without an experienced water damage restoration technician (WRT). The water damage restoration professionals at SERVPRO can help you restore your home after it has flooded.

Our crews check the entire flooded area, including floors, subfloors, walls, insulation and surfaces like brick, hardwood, and concrete, which require specialty drying. We can use submersible pumps to extract all the standing water in your home and dry the affected areas properly and speedily to prevent secondary damage like mold growth and lingering smells.

Our SERVPRO technicians can remove any unsalvageable items and dispose of them properly while working efficiently to get your home back to its preloss state. We can set up air moving and dehumidification equipment in affected areas to remove moisture. We can also use thermal cameras to locate areas of dampness that may not be clear. Since floodwaters may contain bacteria, parasites, fungi and virus, our technicians use EPA-approved products to sanitize, decontaminate and deodorize the flood-damaged materials and areas. Our water extraction and drying processes emphasize documentation and monitoring to validate that a building is dry.

If there’s unwanted water in your home, contact the professionals at SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster immediately at (978) 537-1500 for cleanup and repairs. We have the staff and equipment to make a flood damage incident look “Like it never even happened.”

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Water Damage Technicians In Leominster Talk About The Tools Of The Trade

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Water Damage Technicians In Leominster Talk About The Tools Of The Trade Don't take the steps all alone call SERVPRO to walk the steps with you.

SERVPRO’s how too for water damage.

If an appliance ever malfunctions inside your Leominster home, it is possible that many of your contents and building materials can get wet. Items like your dishwasher or washing machine have pipes running to them, and if a waterline leading to it breaks, you could suffer from extensive water damage. Any time your contents or building materials get wet it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We provide fast 24/7 service, and we can arrive at your residence shortly after your phone call. Our water damage restoration technicians or WRTs make up our highly trained team and have vast amounts of training and experience.

One thing that makes our SERVPRO crew stand out from the rest is the advanced technology we use during the restoration process. We have at our disposal industrially advanced equipment to aid our WRTs in conducting your water damage project in Leominster. As soon as we arrive at your house, we utilize specialized instruments to determine the extent of the issues. We use moisture sensors to figure out whether building materials such as your carpet and drywall got wet. We also test the air inside your house and take temperature and relative humidity readings.

When figuring out how wet your carpet got, we use a moisture sensor that is a large metal rod with probes on it that alerts our WRT if there is moisture present. To test your drywall and wooden studs we use an instrument that has two metal probes that get hammered into the material. We examine both areas that got affected and places we know that did not so we can determine a drying goal.

Once we figure out what got wet and what did not, we begin the extraction process. During extraction, we utilize a heavy-duty extractor with specialized tools. We have different tools for the various surfaces that got affected inside your home. If you ever need assistance after an appliance malfunction, call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 seven days a week.

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SERVPRO Is The Leader In Leominster Water Damage Restoration

5/17/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage SERVPRO Is The Leader In Leominster Water Damage Restoration We will use our specialized inspection, extraction, and drying equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition. Call us right away.

Water Damage and Vapor Barriers in Your Leominster House

One of the elements in a Leominster home with the primary purpose of protecting structural elements from damage can also work against homeowners. Vapor barriers can keep moisture trapped in areas that then continue to deteriorate until the homeowner calls a professional restoration company like SERVPRO.

Moisture that settles under your Leominster area home's flooring can support widespread water damage when different layers act as a vapor barrier. The grout and glue that holds tiles intact over the subfloor acts as a vapor barrier and protects everything below from spills and minor leaks, helping preserve the property from minor emergencies.

SERVPRO professionals can detect the amount of moisture within an area, giving us information on which method can achieve optimal results. We look at the speed in which the area can become dry, as well as the impact of each method on the restoration stage. The floor's overall construction dramatically affects the decision. When we can drill ventilation holes into hidden areas, drying from the underside becomes possible. Doing so can help protect other areas from the effects caused by water damage.

Other vapor barriers that make drying severe include the back of cabinets when the wall and floor contain moisture, and also non-porous wallpapers, especially those made of vinyl. Drilling ventilation holes for our equipment can resolve the problem that such structures create more efficiently than temporarily removing them. However, wall coverings with the original purpose of keeping moisture out of the wall's interior now become almost impossible to dry completely.
SERVPRO technicians might need to remove these wallpapers so the interior of the wall can dry out. Replacing these costs less than reinstalling new walls, and also can occur much more quickly. Leaving them in place can lead to extensive damage behind the wall's surface, as well as potential microbial infestations.

Because moisture can invade your home from different places, water damage can happen anywhere inside your property. SERVPRO's specialists not only understand the most effective mitigation methods and related cost-effective restoration techniques but also practical ways to protect your home from future problems. We can help prevent future water damage in any area of your me.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster can help make your home in Devens, Pratt Junction, or Clinton “Like it never even happened.” after an area becomes affected by water damage. Call us at our 24-hour service line, (978) 537-1500 for experts who can mitigate damage and help prevent future problems.

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To Improve The Air Quality In Your Fitchburg Commercial Property Call Our Experts For Air Duct Cleaning

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial To Improve The Air Quality In Your Fitchburg Commercial Property Call Our Experts For Air Duct Cleaning If you would like a free inspection and estimate for your property, call us at (978) 537-1500 for an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Commercial Air Duct Cleaning In The Spring Ensures Better Indoor Air Quality For Tenants In Fitchburg

Both hotels and large apartment complexes in Fitchburg need to provide their occupants with safe conditions, including a high-quality indoor environment. The heating and cooling system requires maintenance of the HVAC system to continue working efficiently. Part of this includes the ducts themselves.

SERVPRO technicians in Fitchburg perform commercial air duct cleaning using different tools attached to lengthy augers. These brushes and air-whips loosen debris attached to the inner sides of ducts and make it possible for our negative airflow system to remove the debris. In large buildings, this debris can contain dust mite waste, pollen, pet dander, microbes, dust, hair, and other unwanted substances.

Setting up the negative air pressure system we need to use involves taping all of the vents closed with heavy plastic and non-marking tape. While we have the vent covers off, we wash these thoroughly to remove any debris and then dry them. We also clean any filters in the system. We trap everything that the negative air pressure system's suctioning extracts, so it does not end up outside, dirtying up your property's appearance.

We begin at the top level of the building and work our way down, floor by floor, removing the debris that might otherwise make your system work less efficiently because of reduced airflow and clogged areas. Bends in ducts can cause this easily and create blocked areas that cause tenants or guests to complain about heating or cooling issues, as well as adjusting their individual thermostats, resulting in higher utility bills.

Cleaner air is not the only reason to have ducts cleaned. The reduced risk of fire, as well as lower costs month-to-month, are equally valid reasons to have air ducts cleaned yearly. Pollen that comes in through open windows during the spring months can also cause problems for sensitive individuals whenever these tiny particles enter their dwelling space from the vents.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster can assist owners and managers of apartment complexes and hotels maintain their ventilation systems and improve the quality of the interior environment their tenants and guests experience. If you would like a free inspection and estimate for your property in Clinton, Pratt Junction, or Devens, call us at (978) 537-1500 for an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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When You Are Faced With Flood Damage In Leominster We Will Send A Team Out To You Within Hours

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When You Are Faced With Flood Damage In Leominster We Will Send A Team Out To You Within Hours Our certified technicians have the equipment to handle any flood damage you'r home faces. Call us right away to prevent further damage.

Mitigating Flat Roof Flood Damage in a Leominster Bedroom

Massachusetts residents are certainly not strangers to flash floods and heavy rains that can lead to roof leaks. When rainwater collects in vulnerable areas on an aging flat roof, for example, it can lead to leaks that, if left unmitigated, can rot the wooden frame of your home, erode drywall, and turn your home into a breeding ground for mold and other bacteria. If this moisture accumulation happens in areas such as your bedroom, water can affect furniture made of porous substances such as wood and fabric.

If heavy spring rains cause flood damage in your Leominster residence, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to restore your bedroom to its pre-flood condition. Our team is equipped with the latest in moisture detection and mitigation technologies so we can ensure that your home is restored. "Like it never even happened."

When water from a roof leak has affected fabrics, wood, and other porous surfaces in your home, it is vital to act quickly to preserve these items. We can set up industrial-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to isolate and eliminate moisture from both your drywall and furnishings and treat your items with EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectant to prevent the proliferation of mold or bacteria. Drying of flood-damaged items is also the first step to eliminating odors.

After drying, our SERVPRO odor control technicians can use devices such as Ultra Low Volume (ULV) foggers to address and prevent odors in your bedroom. ULV foggers emit a mist of deodorizers that can be either water- or solvent-based that penetrates areas affected by odor-causing particles. Our team can cover furnishings with drop cloths to protect surfaces from moisture while deodorizing. Ventilation box fans are utilized before and after deodorization to ensure safe and effective odor elimination and keep the air in your home clean and dry.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is available 24/7, even on holidays, so we can always be Faster To Any Size Disaster. Give us a call today at (978) 537-1500, and we can send a team out to you within hours.

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SERVPRO Will Restore Your Sterling Home After A Fire

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO Will Restore Your Sterling Home After A Fire Our certified professionals will arrive as soon as possible with the necessary equipment, training and expertise to put out the flames of worry.

Mitigating Cooking Fire Damage in a Sterling Vacation Home

Cooking is a fantastic way to bond with your loved ones. Parents with sons or daughters learning to cook are often beaming with pride as they watch their children learn the skills that can aid them in adulthood. However, when food particles in the stove ignite and burn your budding chef's burgers to a crisp, it can be overwhelming to consider the fire damage that needs removal.

If you have a kitchen mishap that results in fire damage in your Sterling vacation home, the professional technicians at SERVPRO are ready to restore your kitchen to its pre-existing condition with industrial-grade tools, EPA-registered cleaners, and extensive knowledge of fire damage cleanup. Cleaning begins with scrubbing any damage from smoke off of surfaces and out of ventilation systems to ensure no spreading of soot or unpleasant odors. Objects in your home, such as kitchen appliances and windows, can also be cleaned to remove residue from fire damage and prevent corrosion of metals or electronics.

A critical part of a kitchen fire cleanup involving proteins such as red meat, poultry, or fish, is addressing the clear residue that such proteins leave behind. These residues can cause especially foul and long-lasting odors, particularly on porous surfaces like latex paint-covered walls. As a result, it is vital to clean every surface affected by protein residue to ensure that no odors can linger in your home.

To implement effective odor control in your kitchen, our SERVPRO technicians have a variety of tools and techniques at their disposal, such as HEPA air scrubbers with powerful activated carbon and potassium permanganate air filters to absorb odor-causing particles. ULV thermal foggers can also be used to address odors in confined spaces and work by binding with odor particles to eliminate unpleasant smells and make their source heavy enough to fall on surfaces for easy cleanup.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is ready to serve the area in disaster cleanup 24/7. If you need our services, call us today at (978) 537-1500.

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Flood Damage in Sterling? It's Easy If You Do It Smart With Team SERVPRO

4/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage in Sterling? It's Easy If You Do It Smart With Team SERVPRO Flooding and the resulting flood damage can happen quickly. Contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation efforts.

Emergency Repairs and Mitigation for Flooding in Sterling Homes

Flooding can occur with little warning and often results from storm damage occurring to the exterior of your Sterling property. Without the right emergency response from competent professionals like ours, this water loss damage can spread quickly throughout your home and affect a broad area. Saturation can begin to compromise elements like drywall in as little as a day, making the need for efficient and effective mitigation and recovery solutions vital for your property. Our professionals can help.

While flooding can affect your home in many ways, the only effective means of preventing further damage to the property is sealing up vulnerabilities temporarily. Our SERVPRO rapid response team for storm damage in Sterling includes our qualified and licensed contractors, ensuring that experienced hands arrive fast to begin boarding and tarping services for your house. These temporary measures can stop the flow and penetration of floodwater into your home so that mitigation work can begin.

Our mitigation process has gotten designed to save our customers time and money. From thorough inspections with moisture detection equipment to choose the ideal locations for extraction and drying equipment, to these efficient machines and tools used to remove excess water and eliminate saturation for structural elements and construction materials, we can make a difference quickly for your damaged home. This process also includes debris removal and controlled demolition overseen by our contractors to ensure that reconstruction to follow is efficient and cost-effective.

With keeping construction in house, our customers do not have to seek out reputable contractors on their own. We have experienced professionals in our SERVPRO team that can not only perform these emergency repairs, but also quickly organize and begin full-scale reconstruction, remodeling, and repairs following substantial storm damages.

While flooding can present many obstacles to overcome, including damage to the exterior of your home, our comprehensive restoration approach can help you through every facet of flood recovery. You can count on our SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster rapid response team to make flooding “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (978) 537-1500.

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Do You Struggle with Commercial Storm Damage Issues in Fitchburg?

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Do You Struggle with Commercial Storm Damage Issues in Fitchburg? When your store is facing flood damage, your business can suffer. Contact our IICRC technicians for water removal and remediation.

Emergency Repair and Mitigation for Your Flooded Fitchburg Shop

When flooding occurs in your small business in Fitchburg, it often happens as a direct result of structural compromise for your building. While these situations can get out of control quickly, finding the right professionals that can provide fast temporary repairs can help to stop the unabated flow of floodwater into your business to get mitigation started. Our professionals can help with a 24/7 response to storm damage emergencies that allow flooding to occur in your property.

Emergency repairs and mitigation is critical following flood damage in your Fitchburg shop. Our SERVPRO professionals have fully stocked production vehicles and trailers ready to roll out at a moment’s notice when storms have compromised the structural integrity of your building, arriving with our contracting firm to provide quick temporary repairs to the structure to stop the flow of water through compromised areas like the roof, windows, or other damaged points.

Emergency construction repairs often include boarding and tarping services. Our contractors can assess the best approach to protect your property from further damage, and get to work immediately on covering holes and vulnerabilities in the construction of your building. Once these temporary repairs have completed, our SERVPRO technicians can get to work on mitigating your loss with our effective extraction and drying techniques. We cannot begin these processes until the flow of damaging water has gotten resolved.

We arrive with the full measure of extraction and drying equipment, helping us to provide our customers with rapid solutions to oversaturation and standing water. We begin with extraction efforts that range from our powerful extractor trucks to our wet-vacs and our portable sump pumps. To dry out saturated elements and materials, we have multiple drying machines such as air movers, dehumidifiers, our Injecti-dry system, and more. Once mitigation completes, our competent construction team can work on fully repairing the damage to the structure permanently and professionally.

With our comprehensive approach to mitigation, reconstruction, and restoration for flood damages, our SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster team is a wise choice to return your property to preloss condition. Give us a call anytime you need us at (978) 537-1500.

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We've Got You Covered After Your Home In Lancaster Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We've Got You Covered After Your Home In Lancaster Experiences A Fire Damage Disaster Give us a call at (978) 537-1500 as soon as the fire is out so we can clean and restore your home to a safe residence for you and your family.

Fire Damage Restoration For Your Lancaster Home

Fireplace safety begins with building your fire correctly, ensuring logs don’t roll out of the firebox and keeping sparks and flame safely inside. Fires in your Lancaster home can easily start when improperly using your fireplace or not keeping up with regular maintenance. It is essential to know how to take care of it to keep you and your family safe.

Fire damage and smoke damage in your Lancaster home should be taken care of right away. Settled smoke and soot continue to harm your structure until they are cleaned up. At SERVPRO, we are trained and experienced to handle these situations to return your home to the way it was, like nothing ever happened.

Opening the flue needs to be the first thing when lighting your fireplace. If you forget to do so, it causes your home to fill up with smoke, which can leave stains throughout your home. If you overload the firebox or are using an accelerant, a flue that is closed can also lead to flames spreading throughout your residence.
 
A main part of the restoration process is cleaning the soot and smoke particles. Every fire goes through stages, generating wet and dry smoke. Some create a big enough proportion of one kind of smoke, and SERVPRO techs use different cleaning methods to remove the various residues. Wet smoke is usually more difficult to remove than dry smoke. More materials can be restored in dry smoke conditions, as dry smoke carries few aerosols and deposits dry, small particles on surfaces. It also does not stain surfaces as intensely as wet smoke does, and the odor is less pungent.

Your fireplace should have both glass doors and a screen. The doors are made to prevent cold air from going through your fireplace when not in use. The screen stops embers and sparks from jumping out of the firebox. The screen should be closed as soon as you light the fire. If it is not, embers, sparks, and even flames can leave the firebox and start a fire in your house.

Keeping your chimney clean is also essential, as the creosote buildup from burning wood reduces the air flow. The more and more it collects, your chance of embers and sparks catching it on fire go up.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is here to help you if your home in Devens, Harvard, or Still River catches fire for any reason because of your fireplace. Give us a call at (978) 537-1500 as soon as the fire is out so we can clean and restore your home to a safe residence for you and your family.

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