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Soda Blasting, Ice Blasting, and Sand Blasting after Major Fire Damage in Leominster

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Soda Blasting, Ice Blasting, and Sand Blasting after Major Fire Damage in Leominster Our technicians have state-of-the-art equipment to conquer any fire and soot damage!

House Fires Cause Tremendous Damage & Headaches - SERVPRO Can Provide Peace of Mind

Most of the time when we talk about the restoration of homes after a fire, we are talking about soot and smoke removal. However, when fires burn at a high temperature, they can cause structural damage as well. These types of fire are generally referred to as major and leave behind charred furniture, structure, and fittings. Despite the seemingly permanent impact, many of these items can be restored rather than replaced using the right equipment.

Severe fire damage in Leominster homes requires intense restoration efforts. At SERVPRO, we use IICRC certified technicians who know how to remove, replace or restore items as well as which parts can be salvaged. Where substantial damages are present, we may have to pack out items to a nearby cleaning facility to fully restore them using ultrasonic cleaning methods.

As for the structure, a careful assessment and pre-test of materials can be carried out by your SERVPRO technician. Although a test process may seem time-consuming, it is an essential part of the work we do. For natural materials, the use of a sandblaster can help to remove charring without the expense of replacing furniture or structure. This equipment removes the charring layer by layer leaving behind a smooth, remediated surface. For your homes more delicate items soda, or ice blasting can be equally effective at removing damage but are less abrasive than sandblasting. However, we need to test the materials before we can apply equipment like this so we can ensure the right outcomes are achieved.

In any fire, the lingering odor of charred materials can be an unpleasant reminder of the event for a homeowner. SERVPRO is certified in odor control techniques using water-based or desiccant chemical foggers to help find and neutralize unpleasant odors. A thorough deodorization of your home can make the fire damage seem "Like it never even happened."

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We are responsive restorers of small, medium-sized and large-scale damages. Contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 to arrange a call out.

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Got Excess Moisture After A Flood In Your Harvard Home? Our Team Can Make It “Like it never even happened.”

11/25/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Got Excess Moisture After A Flood In Your Harvard Home? Our Team Can Make It “Like it never even happened.” Flooding is not an everyday event, but when it happens, it can cause severe loss.

Dealing With Moisture After Flood Damage In Harvard

Flooding is not an everyday event, but when it happens, it can cause severe loss. What can make a difference are the response measures taken after such an incident affects your Harvard property. There is a need to secure the structure and its contents to halt further damages. Removal of contaminants introduced to the structure is also essential as well as moisture control. The need to finish those steps within a reasonable period is also crucial because the longer it takes, the higher the likelihood of further complications arising. As IICRC certified restoration service, we can help you tackle the situation better.

Before starting the restoration of flood damage in Harvard, it is necessary to evaluate the percentage of the structure ruined. Water has varying effects on contents and different parts of the structure. Issues like water spots, swelling, and color bleeding effect upholstery items. In wooden furniture and parts of the structure, problems like warping weak joints, and general loss of structural strength in particle boards. Using moisture sensors and meters, our SERVPRO technicians can accurately tell the extent of the damage.

Saving items, both affected and unaffected, is vital when dealing with flood damage. Various actions can help achieve this objective. Performing a flood-cut two feet above the waterline helps stop moisture migration on walls through absorption. Removing the carpet and other floor coverings help quicken drying of wooden floors, preventing problems such as buckling and warping. Our SERVPRO crew also moves items from affected areas.

A flood-damaged structure requires thorough drying after cleanup to prevent additional problems like mold growth. Several factors including temperature, humidity, amount of water to be evaporated, and air movement affect the drying process. We focus on thorough water extraction before starting other drying procedures to increase effectiveness. One truck-mounted extractor can remove 36,000 gallons per day compared to a dehumidifier, which only manages 30 gallons per day. The ideal temperatures for drying are between 70° and 80°, so if heating is not available in the house, our SERVPRO technicians use portable heaters.

Excess moisture in a flooded property can cause significant problems. SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster can help you take corrective measures. You can reach us at (978) 537-1500 any time.

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SERVPRO is Available 24/7 to Handle Your Fitchburg Water Emergencies

11/16/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO SERVPRO is Available 24/7 to Handle Your Fitchburg Water Emergencies SERVPRO has the equipment capable of removing water in your home quickly.

Why SERVPRO is the Fitchburg Specialist you need for Water Damage Restoration

When you find yourself in an emergency, it can be tempting to go for the first service you see. This approach is understandable given the stress and desire to resolve the situation quickly. For most homeowners, property damages are unexpected events and are usually the first time they seek a restoration agency. However, picking the right service, one that can work with you and your insurance adjuster is an integral part of dealing with property damages correctly.

The impact of water damage in Fitchburg homes can vary. Sometimes it can be a minor spillage, in other cases, it can be widespread affecting different areas of the house. A company that has the capabilities to handle any size disaster is an essential addition to your emergency contacts list. SERVPRO uses local technicians that live and work in your community. Also, as a franchise, we also have access to expensive equipment that can help to restore your property effectively.

A SERVPRO service operates 24 hours a day and boasts fast call out times. These can be essential factors in your emergency planning. Leaving water to sit can cause further damages, so you want to remedy the situation quickly. Making a call to our emergency call line is the first step in restoring your property, and we can arrange a service with you within the hour.

On arrival, a SERVPRO technician can be trusted to assess the situation expertly and bring in the right equipment. That could be truck-mounted water extractors that are capable of removing hundreds of gallons of water in one go. It could also be the ability to label and pack your possessions for deep cleaning at a specialized facility. We have a range of advanced equipment and work with a restore over replace mentality that could keep your expenses low.

The bottom line is that in an emergency you need a service you can trust. SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is that service. Contact us at (978) 537-1500 to make the damage "Like it never even happened."

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How We Restore Your Water Damaged Carpet In Your Lancaster Home

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How We Restore Your Water Damaged Carpet In Your Lancaster Home Water cleanup services are meant to return the structure to its earlier state, or even better before the water incident took place.

Reliable Water Cleanup Services To Restore Soiled Carpets In Your Lancaster Property

Water cleanup services are meant to return the structure to its earlier state, or even better before the water incident took place. We choose an appropriate cleaning procedure to clean restorable materials such as subfloors and walls. We understand that different surfaces and items in your Lancaster home have different cleaning needs, so, we consider that when we are working for you.

Carpets get exposed to different soling levels after a water event, so our SERVPRO technicians must factor that when offering water cleanup services in Lancaster. In some instances, the dirt can penetrate deep into the fibers, and in some situations, it can be resting on the fiber tips. Also, the source of the water may determine the aggressiveness of the cleaning method we decide to use. For instance, we use more aggressive techniques when we are restoring carpets exposed to gray water.

Our SERVPRO technicians use rotary jet extraction when cleaning deeply soiled carpets. It is an intensive cleaning method that restores heavily soiled and matted carpets. The Rotary Jet Extractor has spray jets and a vacuum head that clean the carpet fiber, fluff up and restore the pile. The vacuum system helps in collecting dry soils.

If your carpet is moderately soiled, our SERVPRO technicians can use hot water extractions. During this method, we inject a deluxe pre-conditioner or any appropriate cleaning agent into the carpet's fibers at high pressure. The pressure forces the soil to be lifted, and then we use a powerful vacuum to do the removal. To thoroughly rinse the pre-conditioner, we pass a rotary extractor or a wand over the surface. We can then use a carpet brush or groom to remove the visible wand lines and reset the carpet pile. Our team performs bonnet carpet cleaning when cleaning lightly soiled carpets. The method cleans the top area of the fibers.

At SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster, We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster whether it is in your home or business. We offer 24-hour emergency cleaning and restoration services to return your property to its preloss state, if not better. Call (978) 537-1500 to get immediate help.

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SERVPRO Can Help You Recover From A Commercial Flood Damage Disaster In Your Harvard School

10/22/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Can Help You Recover From A Commercial Flood Damage Disaster In Your Harvard School Regardless if it is from a broken pipe or a storm moving in off the coast, nearly everyone knows when to call in a professional restoration service.

Eliminating Commercial Flood Damage In Harvard Schools

Harvard residents are well acquainted with flooding around our town. Regardless if it is from a broken pipe or a storm moving in off the coast, nearly everyone knows when it is time to call in a professional restoration service.

Commercial flood damage in Harvard centers around what it does to our schools. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO understands this does not mean the University. Our community has some of the finest public schools, and our students test out with some of the best scores in Math and English in the state and the country. When flooding closes school doors to students, it can put their future at risk.

Although Bare Hill Pond can flood and cause problems, most of our area flooding comes from the storms that affect us every year. When flooding is from an outdoor source such as these, there is also the threat of contaminated water entering into classrooms and cafeterias. That can include soil, fertilizers from lawns and area farms, and even animal feces and urine.

To restore and reopen our schools, SERVPRO technicians start by spraying down the standing water and every surface that might have been affected with a strong, anti-bacterial agent. Spraying reduces the risk to property and protects both our restoration teams and school workers. After the chemical has time to take effect, our teams begin removing the water using pumps and extraction wands. Together, these devices can draw out nearly all standing water from a facility.

As we finish removing the water, other technicians begin wiping down everything the water covered or touched. In classrooms and other common areas, this means cleaning desks and chairs with the same agents and examining furniture for signs of damage. Depending on the severity, our teams may recommend disposal if restoration is not cost-effective.

For cafeterias and kitchens, cleaning is even more important. Although we do not disassemble ovens or freezer units, we do wipe down every visible surface and crawl under appliances when possible to ensure everything is ready to support the student population once more.

Our goal at SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster after a flood is to help every school and other commercial facilities reopen to support our local population. If you need our services, call us today at (978) 537-1500 to schedule a visit and start the restoration process. We are here for you.

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How to Get Rid of Odors in Lancaster After a Fire

10/14/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Get Rid of Odors in Lancaster After a Fire Smoke damage, residues, and odors are common after a fire. Contact SERVPRO to investigate and eliminate.

Eliminating the Lingering Effects of Fire Damage in Lancaster

When there is a fire in your Lancaster property, some of the effects can linger long after the incident. It might be surprising, but the minor effects of the fire such as bad odors or discolored surfaces are the most likely to last long. Addressing these problems requires the removal of all the debris left by the fire. Our professional restoration services can help you do this with ease.
Identifying all the residues left helps deal with the lingering effects of fire damage in Lancaster. Remains such as smoke particles can reach deep into surfaces because the heat from the blaze opens up pores embedding residue deeply. Even residue left on the surface only might have serious effects. For instance, soot tends to be acidic and therefore discolors surfaces such as marble. Through pretesting, our SERVPRO technicians can identify different remains and their effects thus determining the best method to eliminate them.
The testing done before restoration should focus on various aspects that determine the level of difficulty faced in removing residues. Apart from checking how porous the surface is our SERVPRO technicians consider its age too. It is essential to do this because old surfaces retain more deposits making them harder to clean. The amount of moisture in the loss environment also matters because higher levels settle residues making them more likely to cause permanent stains. Moisture could be a result of the water used to quell the fire or humid weather.
Since the type of materials burnt in the fire affects the residues produced, different procedures might be necessary to eliminate them. Residue from synthetic materials is harder to remove compared to residue from natural materials because in most cases, it is wet and smeary thus adhering firmly to the affected surfaces. Our SERVPRO team uses various techniques to deal with such deposits. Applying chemical agents helps in dissolving or suspending them. Agitation helps when there is strong adhesion, while pressure washing helps penetrate deeper into the material removing residues as well as traces of the cleaning agents used.
Stains and bad smells can be hard to eliminate after a fire. Contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster to assist. You can reach us at (978) 537-1500 any time of the day.

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Here Are A Few Flood Damage Preparation Tips Our Experts In Lancaster Want You To Know

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Here Are A Few Flood Damage Preparation Tips Our Experts In Lancaster Want You To Know Although it might not appear so, cold winters in Lancaster present a higher risk of flooding.

Preparation Helps Minimize Effects Of Flood Damage In Lancaster

Although it might not appear so, cold winters in Lancaster present a higher risk of flooding. Various reasons contribute to this added danger. If snow piles up around the property, it can release a considerable amount of water around the property some of which might flood the property when it starts to melt. Frozen plumbing systems such as gardening hoses might also fail, releasing copious amounts of water into the property. Our professional restoration services can help remove the excess water and mitigate other issues that arise when a property floods.

It is possible to minimize chances of flood damage in Lancaster by taking some precautions before winter. Making some landscaping changes around the property can help ensure water flows away from the property when the snow melts. By minimizing the amount of water around the house, you can avert flooding. Our SERVPRO technicians can inspect your property to establish how best to do such landscaping changes.

Winterizing plumbing systems if the property remains vacant during winter can help protect it from flooding because of burst pipes. In most cases, the process involves draining water from the pipes and adding antifreeze. Our SERVPRO team can inspect your property to establish where such measures are necessary. We also help you determine how much antifreeze is necessary and the non-toxic options meant for plumbing systems.

Even the best preparation effort is not a guarantee against flooding, so it helps to have a plan that ensures any water intrusion is dealt with as soon as possible. Having the emergency of contacts of a reliable restoration service such as SERVPRO ensures that mitigation services start within a few hours after the intrusion happens. We have the necessary tools to deal with different levels of water loss. For example, our truck mounted water extractors can lift up to 198.98 inches of water.

With some preparation and professional assistance, it is easier to manage flood damages. Call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500.

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Commercial Water Damage Crews in Leominster Talk About the Use of Fans

9/18/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Crews in Leominster Talk About the Use of Fans When a pipe break scenario sends your employees to work from another office or home, contact SERVPRO to mitigate the situation.

Team SERVPRO Understands How to Efficiently Dry Out Your Business After a Water Damage Incident

Disasters happen to everyone in Leominster from time to time, and your office complex is not free from the risk of something going wrong. Since most offices are unoccupied at night, a pipe break during off-hours can send thousands of gallons of H2O into your office overnight forcing you to deal with a commercial water damage issue first thing in the morning. Offices have many electronic items that can break and be costly to repair if damaged by moisture. Building materials inside your structure are also at risk because they can get saturated and deteriorate. Once water enters the interior of your complex, the commercial water damage problems get worse the longer things inside stay wet.
If moisture spilled into your building all night long, the problems might be severe. The more moisture that gets inside a structure, the more complex your Leominster commercial water damage project will be. Especially if the issue comes from units above your unit, water can drench everything from the ceiling down. If the moisture stays in your office for too long, the water itself can keep ruining items as time goes by as well as be the cause of microbial growth. Therefore, prompt mitigation work performed by SERVPRO immediately after you notice a problem can save your company lots of dough in the long run.
If your office carpets get saturated, then our SERVPRO team might move out all of your desks and office supplies so that we can extract moisture out of the carpet quickly. After our extractor doe what it can, we then commence the rapid drying stage to drop moisture levels of your building materials. During the drying phase, various types of equipment get used depending on your specific situation.
One key element to drying out a structure quickly is to create massive air circulation. In some cases, our SERVPRO technicians set up air movers in a circular motion to help push wet air away from the surface of damp materials. In other cases, we set up heavy duty box fans to create a strong draft of air. It is possible to dry out a building using air from the outside but it is more common to seal off the building so that we can create the ideal rapid drying environment.
If you ever suffer a water leak inside your office complex overnight and the effects the next morning look severe, call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 any hour of the day.

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Why Professional Mold Remediation Services Reduce Chances For Errors In Leominster

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why Professional Mold Remediation Services Reduce Chances For Errors In Leominster Performing a site-specific risk evaluation and control assessment is very important during mold damage remediation.

Professional Mold Remediation Services

Performing a site-specific risk evaluation and control assessment is very important during mold damage remediation. It is because all sites are unique and entering a site without performing a full evaluation to determine whether it is safe is discouraged. During this assessment, we check out for wood rot, sagging roofs, and cracks on floors, as well as the interior and exterior walls. We also check whether the electrical circuits are grounded or if their path is broken - electrical shock is likely to occur when that happens. It is also essential to turn off the gas line to you Leominster property.

Our SERVPRO technicians use ventilation techniques when performing mold damage remediation in Leominster. For example, we may run a powerful exhaust fan on the site to offer ventilation and avoid infiltration of mold spores to the adjoining areas. We are careful when setting up the exhaust fans, for instance, we cannot place it near a window when it is so close to that of a neighboring building.

Containment is another crucial aspect during mold cleanup and treatment. Our main goal is to separate clean areas from contaminated areas and lower the contamination risk. We do this by hanging a poly-sheeting to separate the two areas and introduce a plywood pathway when the site has damaged floorboards. We can stable the four corners of the plastic or use masking tape to make sure it is firmly attached.

Establishing a safety and cleanup location is vital during the mold remediation process. This is an area where our SERVPRO technicians use to wash up when taking a break or when we have to treat any minor accidents. The area has trash bags, paper towels, drinking water, a scrub brush, and a first aid kit. Our team understands the importance of teamwork and communication when it comes to reducing errors and conflicts for a successful remediation process.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is a reliable industry leader that responds 24/07 to all restoration and cleaning needs. Call us at (978) 537-1500 and benefit from our industry certified residential and commercial services.

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Water Damage in Sterling Should Not be Ignored

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Sterling Should Not be Ignored Don't wait until it's too late to call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster.

Don't Ignore Water Damage in Your Sterling Home!

Water damage in your home can be a huge problem. There can be issues with the dishwashers, disconnected washer hose, weak pipes, floods, improper drainage, or other adverse effects that can cause a massive amount of water damage to your home. Water problems can happen anywhere, even in the Sterling area. It can lead to long-term effects on your home, so it is not something that you should ignore.

Water damage in Sterling can result in various problems for your real estate. When water enters your home, it can soil the foundation and fixtures causing multiple issues. It can seep through your carpets and flooring, ruin your furniture, get into your walls and insulation, and stimulates the mold to grow. Even if you think that cleaning everything can fix the problem, then you are mistaken. You need to remove everything that the water has touched. If you do not do that, then the mold can develop in those areas. Doing this can be a very exhausting process, and if left untreated, it can eventually lead to a very costly project.

SERVPRO has a 24-hour emergency service that can send trained, uniformed technician to your home. These techs utilize state of the art equipment and technique such as mitigation to help clear out the water to reduce additional property damage. They also use advanced drying techniques and can monitor your property to ensure that it has dried efficiently.

Water can damage your property by absorbing through direct contact and from moisture in the air. It is critical to measure the moisture content in the air before drying. Our restoration technician must decide if the environment is favorable for drying. They are also knowledgeable on how to manipulate temperature and humidity levels for the best drying condition. These techs can use equipment such as moisture sensors, moisture meters, and thermohygrometers. These tools can help measure the amount of moisture in the air, and once they obtain the information that they need, they can utilize in extraction methods to get rid of the water. Afterward, the SERVPRO technician can go through a final walk-through with you to make sure that you are satisfied with the service.

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You can rely on SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster to provide timely, respectful, and professional mold remediation services. Call (978) 537-1500 to arrange for a consultation with our skilled and experienced technicians.

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