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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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How SERVPRO Removes Mold in Your Leominster Home

1/3/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Removes Mold in Your Leominster Home Mold easily grows in Leominster. Call SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage.

Why SERVPRO For Mold Removal In Leominster

Although our community did not feel the worst of the storms that struck our state this year, Leominster residents still dealt with any number of weather-related issues. The temperatures and amount of rain still caused an incredible amount of damage. Another issue homeowners are now beginning to discover the mold that grows after all that water wakes mold spores out of their inert state.  

Yes, it is cold outside, and mold rarely grows below 68 Degrees. So why do you need SERVPRO in your Leominster for mold removal? Because it is not 67 or below inside your home. It is probably a lot closer to 77. As long as mold has a range from 68 to 86 degrees, growth continues if it has sources of water and food.  

To remove the mold, our restoration technicians can either clean the mold out of the home or eradicate an item if the mold had extended hyphae into the surface and grown into building materials like drywall, ceiling tiles, and support structures like wall framing.

SERVPRO technicians have an extensive inventory of anti-fungal cleaning agents that can kill spores and help break up massed layers of mold. For thick layers or rough surfaces like stone, they use a thicker cleaning agent and a brush or another agitation device to get to every mold spore.  

For thicker layers of mold in an attic, technicians can also use a new method called soda blasting. Team members use a high-pressure device to fire a stream of sodium bicarbonate onto exposed surfaces. The powder is very abrasive and exceptionally useful for removing mold while causing no harm to the structural supports in the attic.

Where the mold did penetrate deeper into the material, it is usually cheaper to replace them than to attempt restoration. Drywall, in particular, crumbles easily after its physical integrity is disturbed by mold growth. For minor penetration into wall framing, it is possible for team members to sand down the surface to remove the mold in small areas. If the growth is into a majority of the surface area, then is cheaper to replace it than expend the labor hours to try and restore it.  

No matter where you live along Routes 2 or 12, SERVPRO of Fitchburg-Leominster is here to help restore your residence to its pre-mold condition. To schedule a visit with an inspector or restoration team, call (978) 537-1500 today.

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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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