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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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Relax, Sterling Homeowners, SERVPRO Can Treat All Categories of Water Damage

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Relax, Sterling Homeowners, SERVPRO Can Treat All Categories of Water Damage Oops, Left the Water Running? SERVPRO Can Respond to Mitigate the Water Damage to a Sterling Home

When Dangerous Water Damage Hits Home in Sterling

Though all water damage is problematic, not all are equal. When your Sterling home has a backed up sewer line, it is more than just "some water" to clean up. For the health and safety of you and your loved ones, you need to take immediate action. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster. SERVPRO is available 24 hours a day, whenever you need us. We can dispatch a team of highly trained professionals to assess and address hazardous water damages quickly.
 
The average homeowner doesn't take special classes on mitigating water damage. You almost certainly don't own safety equipment to clean up Black Water in your Sterling home. Trying to DIY cleanup for Class 3 water damage can be hazardous to your health. Understanding different kinds of water damage and how to treat them is (part of) what we do. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and fully equipped for messy situations like backed up sewage or a simple leak under the sink. We handle all types of water cleanup.
 
When your water enters your home from a burst pipe or condensation, it's what we call Cass 1 water damage. This means the water is clean and unused.
 
Class 2 water damage comes from Gray water. It isn't called gray because of color, but rather because it has waste products in it. This water is used. When a washing machine is running and overflows, this is an example of gray water. Used water may cause sickness if ingested or touched.
 
It's important to call in professionals in any water damage situation, but Black Water or Class 3 is the most dangerous to your health. SERVPROs dedicated staff use extensive protective equipment for removal and mitigation of sewage and other biologically hazardous cleanups. PPE personal protective equipment is crucial for safe and secure cleanup and restoration.
 
Water removal and drying is only part of the process. You need good deodorizing and biocide treatments so you can take back your home safely after a hazardous incident and feel “Like it never even happened.”
 
When your water damage makes your eyes water, don't risk your health. You need special treatment right away. Contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 anytime day or night.

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Mold Damage Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Home In Sterling

2/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Mold Damage Can Spell Big Trouble For Your Home In Sterling You can depend on our technicians to respond quickly to remove active colonies and restore the damage they have caused.

How Mold Remediation In Your Sterling Home Can Save You Money

When people think of restoration or remediation for their Sterling property, one of the last things that they think of is how much money it can save them. While the initial expense of a service like this can seem steep, there are much costlier outcomes that can result from inadequate DIY removal strategies for mold growth in your home, not to mention the costs of hiring non-reputable “professionals” to take care of this problem for you.

Mold damage in your Sterling residence can pose many threats. Remediation works to isolate active colonization and prevent the organism from spreading further throughout your home. Our SERVPRO professionals have extensive training and IICRC certifications that allow us to be knowledgeable in mold varieties and the best approach to remove colonies from your property successfully.

Our process begins with containment, as this is the only effective means of preventing the spreading organism from reaching new materials and areas within your home. Through the application of advanced equipment like hydroxyl generators and air scrubbers, both fitted with HEPA filters, we can trap spores moving throughout the affected area. As an added layer of protection, our experts can install plastic sheeting along the perimeter of the work area to further reduce the spread of the organism.

How does remediation save you money? Without remediation, the organism continues to spread into areas that cannot get seen with the naked eye, continually degrading construction materials and posing health risks to your family. Inadequate removal of the colonies works similarly, as now you have already paid once for a job that was not thorough enough to remove the threat. Our SERVPRO professionals can see the process through from inspection to reconstruction, ensuring that you also have safeguards in place to reduce moisture that allowed the problem to occur in the first place.

While you might not think of professional mold remediation as something that can save you money, it doesn't take long to understand how getting the job done right the first time is a valuable and cost-effective strategy. You can depend on our SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster technicians to respond quickly to remove active colonies and restore the damage they have caused. Give us a call anytime at (978) 537-1500.

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How Professionals Remediate Your Flood Damaged Sterling Home

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How Professionals Remediate Your Flood Damaged Sterling Home SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is ready to tackle your water restoration needs.

Why You Need Help Fixing Flood Damage in Sterling

The damages left by a flood on your property can be extensive depending on what transpires during the incident. For example, if the flooding happens during a storm, the water and winds can destroy building materials like drywall and others. Even in cases where the level of damages is not immediately apparent, it can be extensive because floodwaters permeate through materials such as carpets and baseboards. The water also reaches into enclosed spaces such as wall cavities and crawlspaces. We offer professional mitigation that can help restore your Sterling home to preloss state.  

Unlike water spills, flood damage in Sterling is likely to involve an aspect of contamination. Therefore, trying to clean up the affected areas on your own can expose you to risks. As floodwaters flow, they collect contaminants like raw sewage, pesticides and pet wastes, which end up in your house. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals wear the PPE, Personal Protective Equipment, enabling them to handle these wastes safely. We also spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the flooded sections to control contamination.  

As the water soaks into building materials such as drywall, insulation, and others, it is likely to cause loss of structural integrity, loss or R-value or other problems. The best way to deal with such outcomes is to tear down the affected materials and replace them with new ones, which is backbreaking work to tackle on your own. Our SERVPRO Franchise professionals work as a team, and using advanced tools easily tackle demolition and rebuilding dealing with the damage "Like it never even happened."  

Even after floodwaters outside the house recede, the standing water in the house remains. The longer such water remains in the structure, the higher the likelihood of causing secondary damage. Issues like mold infestation and deterioration of materials like wood, metal, and fabrics are just some of the secondary damages likely to happen. Our SERVPRO technicians help extract such water from the house fast using pumps or truck-mounted water extractors.  

If your property floods, you should not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster. You can reach us at (978) 537-1500 any day. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Find Out Now, What Should You do for Effective Mold Damage Remediation in Sterling?

2/8/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Find Out Now, What Should You do for Effective Mold Damage Remediation in Sterling? If mold is left unchecked, it can spread very quickly. Contact our IICRC certified mold damage remediation team for an assessment today.

We Keep Mold Damage From Spreading in Your Sterling Area Residence with Containment Measures

Partnering with SERVPRO to keep your home in Sterling in great condition pays off. We have the tools and experience to perform a multitude of tasks that protect your investment from different kinds of harm. Our IICRC-certified specialists always take the time to listen to your concerns and to provide guidance on how you can take steps of your own that prevent damage from occurring.

Many homeowners rely on us to help keep their homes protected from the effects of mold damage in Sterling. The harm that an over-abundance of microbes can bring can encompass your entire home and the belongings used by your family every day. Many items that receive little use, such as those stored in closets, basements, and attics, can sustain microbial infestations that cause ruined memories and the need to replace items, as well as keep you from handing down otherwise perfectly good things to relatives and friends.

Because mold spreads relatively easily from one area of a house to another via spores, we at SERVPRO know we need to control this mechanism. Whenever mold senses a disturbance nearby, thousands of spores fly into the air. They then travel on air currents and end up in locations everywhere in the home, searching for water to start a new colony.

Negative air pressure chambers solve this problem. Using both plastic sheeting and a powerful HEPA-equipped air mover, we can work on a location infested with mold and mildew confidently. Knowing that we can protect your home in this manner and keep spores from contaminating your home's currently clean areas allows us to concentrate on the work fully.

During the cleanup of mold particles, spores, and debris from blasting in other areas, we use vacuums that have HEPA filters attached. HEPA filters trap microbes and their spores, keeping your home from sustaining future infestations.

To help increase the protection from microbial infestations in the future, our mold remediation specialists treat affected and nearby areas with antimicrobial liquids. This also traps any microorganisms that might have settled in the area and encapsulates them. As this liquid dries, it shrinks around microscopic particles and crushes them.

SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster can help you understand the importance of reduced humidity and the elimination of water leaks in your home and how these steps can help prevent mold damage. Preventing its growth is as important as keeping microbes from spreading. Call us at (978) 537-1500, 24/7, year-round, and we can make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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Fire Restoration Experts You Can Trust In Your Leominster Home

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration Experts You Can Trust In Your Leominster Home Our professionals have state of the art equipment to clean up and restore your home so you can return safely after a fire.

Local Leominster Fire Debris Cleanup Services

When a blaze breaks out on your property, it is only natural that your home may need fire debris cleanup services called as soon as possible. Fire doesn't just leave behind ashes and charred objects, but soot and foul scents as well. In your home, a fire broke out in your kitchen, due to an electric wok, and burned many of the foodstuffs on your countertop. Boxes, plastic, and food were all reduced to soot, which adhered itself to your countertops and walls. In order for the debris to be cleaned up, without any problems, it is best to call for help as soon as possible.

Calling Leominster-based fire debris cleanup services to your home can help reduce the time it takes to return it to its preloss state. Soot and ash adheres itself to the surrounding structure of your home based on the temperature at which the fire inside your kitchen burned. Calling in a professional cleanup and remediation team can ensure that the job is done correctly and thoroughly, making sure that there is no trace of the fire left inside of your home.

If you want fast, effective, and friendly cleanup services, it is best to call SERVPRO. Our technicians are IICRC-certified and highly trained to combat many different types of damage. When we get your call, SERVPRO always gathers a team swiftly and then travels to your house as fast as possible. We always aim to deliver fast and effective services, no matter the size of the problem.

SERVPRO always uses advanced technology to handle cleanup and remediation jobs. When it comes to fire debris, once we get rid of the charred remains from the fire, we can focus on cleaning up the soot from your countertops. SERVPRO can use chemical cleaning solutions to cut through the soot. After continually scrubbing at the soot, wiping down the counter, and respraying the solution, the soot can begin to break down and come away from the surface.

Once we have removed all of the debris left behind by the fire, our work is done, and you can enjoy your home once more in its preloss state. We're confident we can leave you feeling "Like it never even happened."

When a fire leaves behind a mess, always reach out for help immediately. Contact SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster by phoning (978) 537-1500. Night or day, we're ready to come to your home and remediate the problem away.

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Duct Cleaning Improves IAQ in Fitchburg Structures Says SERVPRO

1/21/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Duct Cleaning Improves IAQ in Fitchburg Structures Says SERVPRO SERVPRO Tells Fitchburg Homeowners to Keep the HVAC Ductwork Clean for Improved Indoor Air Quality

Why SERVPRO Handles Fitchburg Heater Duct Cleaning with Ease

HVAC systems play a crucial albeit unseen role in keeping homes and commercial establishments habitable by regulating temperature and air quality. Over time these systems accumulate contaminants ranging from dust, dander, smoke, mold, and pollen as air is circulated through the systems many times every day. Air duct cleaning can help remove these contaminants improving air quality and preventing other problems. For example, by keeping the furnace or heater ducts clean, “puff-back” can be avoided.
 
A thorough inspection is necessary during Fitchburg heater duct cleaning because many parts in the HVAC system collect dirt over time. Our SERVPRO technicians focus on the parts that require attention including supply ducts, return ducts, heat exchangers, the cooling coil, blowers and filters to ensure the air duct cleaning exercise we carry out addresses all issues.
 
Where the property is located as well as how the property is used determines the kind and level of contaminants likely to affect the HVAC system. Choosing air duct cleaning companies with the necessary equipment, skills, and experience helps ensure thorough cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians are well-versed with different situation including removal of lint from clothes dryer vent in both commercial and residential properties. We also have specialized equipment for heater duct cleaning including wire extension brushes whisk brushes and powerful specialized vacuums for debris removal during cleaning.
 
Microbes like mold and even dust mites can develop in heater ducts. Since microbes grow over time, they can be harder to deal with compared to regular dirt. Besides, they are also likely to affect air quality. Our SERVPRO technicians combat these microorganisms by spraying antifungal and antimicrobial agents into the ducts. We use ULV foggers to deliver the cleaning agents effectively all over the ductworks, working from the inlets to the outlets. To limit chances of runs and drips, our technicians turn the fogger on and off periodically. In case of mechanical damage in the HVAC system, we involve a professional repair technician. However, our cleaning crews can patch up minor leaks.
 
A fully functional air conditioning system helps keep properties habitable. Call SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster at (978) 537-1500 to help clean air ducts in your property. We deal with every aspect of the problem “Like it never even happened.”

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