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SERVPRO professionals are trained to handle all types of water damage.
Complete Commercial Water Removal Must Include Walls to Protect Lancaster Office Buildings
A water leak anywhere in your office building can soak the area quickly. When your property in Lancaster sustains a water incident on one of the upper stories, lower floors can contain hidden water inside the walls and ceilings. SERVPRO technicians have specialized training and all of the latest equipment needed to get these enclosed areas dried out, so subsequent issues do not affect your property.
Water that flows down on the inside of your Lancaster property's walls causes water damage and affects ceilings, making commercial water removal necessary to prevent severe problems from affecting the condition of your building. While stained ceilings can take months to appear, microbial colonies can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after a leak releases water. Our specialists work as fast as possible to remove lost water and prevent such situations from increasing your restoration costs.
To accomplish this, we use thermal imaging devices that show in real time affected areas. The temperature on the surface of the walls changes enough to register on our equipment. We follow this up with moisture readers that accurately determine how much water the materials contain.
Typically, we can dry walls with our Injectidry system, which forces dry air into walled cavities. For solid walls, merely directing warm, dry air toward the affected wall at an angle pulls all of the moisture out rapidly enough to keep it from becoming damaged. Coverings made of vinyl can prevent this method from working adequately. Recovering a saturated wall after we remove the vinyl covering and dry the wall is much less costly than replacing the entire wall.
Because stretching is most likely to occur during removal, you need to decide what you want to cover the walls with after we finish. Once we restore dry conditions, we can also treat the bare wall with an anti-fungal agent. Adding protection like this dramatically increases the value of our services to you.
SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster has teams ready to resolve moisture problems in your office building in Still River, Sterling, and Clinton. Water damage removal teams work hard to restore dry conditions in your property. Call (978) 537-1500 to find out more about our services and how they can help you recover after a disaster.
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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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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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Mold Damage Remediation With Minimal Disruption To Your Harvard Business
Mold damage in your Harvard business stems from excessive moisture, not a lack of cleanliness.
Mold Damage Remediation
Among the various types of damage your Harvard business can experience, a mold infestation causes more than its share of concern. Finding mold growing in your commercial building requires you to arrange a fast and professional response. Rest assured that our mold remediation experts have the training, experience, and the specialized equipment to get the job done quickly with less impact on your operations than you expect.
Mold damage in your Harvard business stems from excessive moisture, not a lack of cleanliness. Water damage ranging from seemingly insignificant hairline cracks in a pipe to a major flooding event and everything in between can provide the fuel for a mold outbreak. The mold spores are always present, waiting for an opportunity to absorb available moisture to promote their growth into a colony. Your vigilance in providing a rapid response to any moisture issues avoids most mold issues. If a hidden leak or even abnormally high humidity feeds a multiplying mold problem, we are ready to help.
SERVPRO mold remediation follows EPA, OSHA, and IICRC guidelines and protocols, and well as any applicable local regulations. The basic protocol is to contain, remove, and disinfect the mold colonies and residues. When done by our certified technicians we are often able to confine the project so that at least a portion of your business operations can continue while remediation occurs.
The crew we send assesses the extent of the mold involvement, aware that mold does not need light to grow. It frequently thrives in cavities unseen. Our remediation is not complete until we abate even that hidden fungal growth. Once SERVPRO establishes the mold perimeter, we contain the affected space, using heavy plastic sheeting as a physical barrier. We almost always add a negative pressure air scrubbing system to prevent mold materials from escaping the containment area, using temporary ductwork to vent and HEPA filters to filter the contaminated air.
Our team mechanically removes the mold from solid surfaces, scraping or wiping. SERVPRO also employs a soda blasting technique that uses an abrasive solution of sodium bicarbonate to loosen mold and its “roots” or hyphae from porous materials. We follow up with thorough vacuuming with HEPA filters keeping the airborne debris from spreading. EPA registered antimicrobials treat the cleaned and nearby surfaces to inhibit future growth.
SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster has practical and efficient methods to remediate your commercial mold damage quickly. Call us at (978) 537-1500 to set up an assessment.
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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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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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Expedient Restoration of Your Sterling Restaurant's Water Damage
If water damage is ignored it can lead to mold growth.
Trust SERVPRO for Expert Commercial Water Damage Restoration
Your Sterling restaurant might have been around for several years now, but the fact remains that you are still very much at the mercy of the flow of traffic that comes into the establishment every day. Interruptions to this flow can lead to a significant loss in your profit margin, and there are an untold amount of emergencies that could cause a significant stoppage. However, with a little bit of forethought into whom you should call should disaster strike, you can spare yourself (and your patrons) unnecessary time away from the restaurant.
When you are dealing with water damage to your Sterling restaurant, it might at first appear as though it is something that you might be able to handle on your own. Once you start to consider the workforce and time it would pull from the needs of the restaurant, not to mention the general inability that your conventional methods have of ultimately resolving the issue, professional restoration services are a wise decision.
Our SERVPRO team can quickly assess the full scope of the damage while we work to address the damage that can be easily seen with the naked eye. There are many instances in which water damage extends into areas that are difficult to access and see clearly, leaving these areas prone to structural damages and even compounding conditions like mold growth. The last thing that your restaurant needs is mold growing in areas where customers are getting served, or food gets prepared.
That is why our experienced SERVPRO restoration specialists utilize infrared technology and thermal imagery to assess the full extent of the damage that your restaurant has suffered. The technology can show our technicians areas where water might still exist based on a temperature difference. This process can ensure that the damage has not reached other areas of the building and confirm the completion of the restoration process.
When you want a team that can resolve your problems and restore your water damage quickly, you can trust us at SERVPRO of Fitchburg – Leominster. We can be reached 24/7 by calling (978) 537-1500.
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Mold Remediation Is Critical To Your Leominster Retail Store
When Mold Strikes Call SERVPRO to Keep Your Leominster Shop Open for Business
Fungus Removal Protects Your Retail Shop from Losing Business
While your Leominster retail store might not have much in the line of employees with plumbing experience, a small leak underneath a sink or from a worn piece of piping can present substantial concerns for you. These seemingly insignificant leaks might not present much of a threat when it comes to flooding or other water damages, but it could provide the ideal conditions for fungus to grow.
Mold damage to your Leominster business should be something that stays on your mind. Not only is this a factor that could cause health effects for the staff exposed to it, but it might also affect sensitive customers that are merely shopping in your store. Taking care of the problem right away can prevent these kinds of situations altogether.
Given that mold colonies grow in humid environments, and are prone to thrive on organic materials like cardboard boxes, failure to deal with the problem could end up impacting you financially as well. Consider the risk to the stock in storerooms and the understanding that once clothing or food becomes exposed to the fungus, you are no longer allowed to stock it on your shelves. Our SERVPRO team has the expertise to remove the threat to your business and your employees quickly and efficiently.
Isolating the affected area is the first step that our IICRC-certified remediation specialists take. Using negative air chambers, along with shutting off air circulation measures to the building, ensures that the mold spores present around a growing colony are not given the opportunity to spread. Removal of the colonies is a thorough process which can involve many different tools depending on the kind of fungus that is present, the full extent of the seated hyphae (full organism), and the surface the colony is growing on.
Typically, our technicians utilize scrubbers to deeply clean the surface where the mold is thriving, completely removing the entire organism. Eliminating the colonies prevents spreading, and along with preventative measures like fixing the source of the moisture in the air, dramatically reduces the risk of recurrences.
Mold damage remediation should fall into the hands of trained professionals held to IICRC standards. If you find or smell this fungus growing in your retail store, give SERVPRO of Fitchburg – Leominster a call. You can reach us anytime at (978) 537 -1500.
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Sterling Funeral Home Needs Special Care to Remediate Water Damage
Funeral homes need to remain open for the community members to be able to gain closure. Should your funeral home suffer water damage, contact SERVPRO.
Quick Action Towards Remediating Your Water Damaged Business is Our Specialty
Closing a funeral home for even a day or two is not an option in Sterling. Bereaved families, friends, and community members need a comforting place where they share a loving and emotional time grieving their loss. If water damage needs restoration, we strive hard to ensure our local chapel and funeral parlor continues operation while we complete the work.
Just like any other property, a funeral home battles occasionally with commercial water damage in Sterling. Restrooms, food service areas, and the viewing preparation spaces all have plumbing that can leak. Accidental spills, clogged drains, and even unmaintained gutters result in water intrusions that need attention sooner than later. Our work crews have the skills necessary to mitigate all types of water damage, and we also use strategies to complete the tasks without interfering with a visitation or service.
SERVPRO employees train continuously to react to your business’s situation quickly, using the restoration industry’s best practices. Slow leaks often allow water to pool and spread unseen between walls, over ceilings, and under floor coverings. We use specialized scanning equipment and moisture meters to locate damp areas and hidden pockets of water. Releasing and extracting the moisture is achievable by a number of means -- removing a section of drywall, pulling up a floorboard, or carefully punching or drilling a hole in ceilings or mortar joints in cinder block construction.
We work closely with you on timing as we design a plan to permit air flow, heat, and dehumidification to dry out the affected areas when the bereaved are not on the premises or have been secluded in a different suite in your property. SERVPRO service is a 24 hour a day proposition, providing the flexibility needed during difficult times for those honoring the deceased.
The managers at SERVPRO always consult with your insurer at every opportunity as we move step by step to full recovery. It is crucial to eradicate all moisture to prevent secondary damage, including mold growth. We arrange for plumbing or roof repairs to be sure that the water damage does not recur.
Let us join with you in support of our community members who have lost dear ones. Your water damage restoration needs are a top priority at SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster. Day or night we answer at (978) 537-1500.
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Removing Commercial Mold Damage In Sterling
Mold can close a business permanently if not treated promptly, and often no disaster is needed, just a leak.
Removing Commercial Mold
Here in Sterling, we tend to deal with water disasters more than others. It is important to do so quickly so that secondary damage from water or mold is eliminated or at least reduced. Mold can close a business permanently if not treated promptly, and often no disaster is needed, just a leak.
Many owners first detect mold damage in their Sterling business because of the distinctive musty odor. In a facility like a beauty salon, the odor goes unnoticed because the chemicals used on hair, skin, and nails mask everything else. Unfortunately, SERVPRO knows that by the time an owner sees mold growing across a bathroom ceiling or underneath a workstation sink, the infestation may have spread over more than one room.
To stop current growth and prevent future problems, we first eliminate the sources of water. We fully train our technicians to repair and replace everything from leaky faucets to drain pipes. By stopping these leaks, we take away the moisture mold spores need to expand and grow. Without it, they return to an inactive state and are easier to clean.
Now, we can clean and remove the mold. Most workstations in a salon are an inexpensive plywood or fiberboard. Technicians easily clean both materials with an anti-fungal agent and a little labor using cloths or sponges. If the infested pieces have an excessive amount of mold, our restoration team can easily dispose of and replace them cheaper than it costs to try and save them.
For mold across a ceiling or down a wall, it is always cheaper to have us remove the infested pieces and replace them. For ceilings, walls, and workstations, it is also faster to have us replace the affected material. That means getting customers back in the chairs faster as well.
If you discovered mold in your business, or suspect there may be an infestation, you need a professional service to remove it and restore your facility. SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is ready to help you reopen your doors as quickly and safely as possible. Call us at (978) 537-1500 to schedule an appointment.
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Commercial Water Damage and Your Sterling Factory
When production is stopped due to damage, revenue is lost. Contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage and restart production at your plant.
SERVPRO Technicians are Quick to Assess and Remediate Damage so That Your Business Progress can Continue
Whenever a factory ceases production, the economic consequences are severe, affecting hundreds of families. Without the products made, numerous other businesses must wait for products to become available again, affecting many others, including consumers, across the nation.
Factories easily handle most threats, but commercial water damage in Sterling can stop production lines in almost any plant. Our local factories provide goods to industries in aviation, automotive motors, household hardware, and also make the prototypes needed to demonstrate newly designed devices and tools that do not yet exist. The health and vibrancy of our community businesses affect industries and commerce nationwide.
Water damage within a factory setting may hinder production in diverse ways. Included is a leak from a damaged roof during a rainstorm or other problem that permits vast amounts of water to flood and invade an otherwise dry location. Standing water still cannot negate the amount of damage that can occur from constant spikes in humidity from smaller drips or leaks on water coolers, refrigerator lines, and rushed coffee-making.
Water damages materials, particularly those that are porous, by making small changes in the structural makeup, increasing dimensions via swelling, and corroding surfaces with minute imperfections. SERVPRO's highly skilled technicians hold several IICRC certificates, including Water Damage Restoration (WRT) and Applied Structural Drying (ASD). The knowledge held by our committed team members, combined with restoration experience gained from jobs of both grand and small scale, ensures that restoration of your factory setting happens quickly.
When water damages the factory itself, we cut off the source of water and track it down to where it 'disappeared.' Then, we eliminate every trace of moisture so that new damage cannot happen. It is typically fast work when it comes to fixing peeled paint on walls and other surfaces, examining carpeted areas to determine the best restoration options, and removal and replacing of areas damaged beyond repair.
Our trusted partners, professional restorers, tend to damaged high-tech equipment and other electronics, quickly restoring them to functionality. Our team members work swiftly and thoroughly to clean assembly lines, end baskets, sorting areas, and anywhere else that water has created a mess that hinders your production goals. When presented with situations that may cause delays in your productions lines, our technicians are trained to inform your staff of the situation, keeping you abreast of all developments on an ongoing basis.
Protecting and bolstering our local and national economies is part of what drives SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster in providing mitigation services for factories suffering from commercial water damage. Protect your equipment and product lines from this and other disasters by calling our local number, (978) 537-1500, any day, and at any hour.
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