National Small Business Week 2018
National Small Business Week Poster 2018
Happy National Small Business Week! We'd like to take the time today to recognize all of you who've made the courageous decision of following your dreams, and congratulate you on the success of this crazy rewarding journey we call entrepreneurship!
Opening a business can be scary. Anything from pipe bursts, pest infestations, sewage backups, or even vandalism & graffiti can go awry and add to the list of things that need to get done. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro understand that better than anyone else, and it's been our privilege to come in and make things Like it never even happened!
This past April, we celebrated 5 years of serving the community. It's been a wild ride, with up's and down's like any business, but there's nothing we'd rather be doing than lending a helping hand to those who need it most.
HVAC and Asthma - Lakeville, 02347
World Asthma Day Poster
Dust mites, mold, cockroaches & pests, secondhand smoke and pet fur & dandruff... what do these all have in common? They are airway irritants, commonly found in the home, and are responsible for triggering 80% of all asthma attacks. Asthma, which is a chronic infection of the lungs that causes difficulty in breathing and inflammation & narrowing of the air passages, effects 25 million people, or 8% of the population, in the U.S. alone.
Poor indoor air quality is often the biggest culprit in triggering an asthma attack. Having your air ducts and HVAC systems routinely cleaned of dust, pollen, odors, dirt & debris, and other contaminants is an effective way of neutralizing asthma related irritants.
On this World Asthma Day, we encourage you to look into the variety of services we offer to help remedy your long term exposure to these allergens.
To see a full list of services offered, click here.
Air Quality Awareness Week; April 30 - May 4
Happy Air Quality Awareness Week! Here at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro, nothing is more important to us than ensuring that the air you breath in your homes and businesses is the absolute purest of quality. In doing so, we proudly follow EPA regulatory guidelines.
For the last 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has remained committed to bringing you the latest information on air quality. They've worked tirelessly on building their air quality maps, and stand out as the leading resource in readily available and current air quality information and forecasts for ozone and particle pollution from over 500 cities.
Some common air pollutants include:
To learn more about how air quality effects your health and see what steps you can take in reducing your contribution to air pollution, head over to https://www.airnow.gov/.
Don't forget to show your support for Air Quality Awareness Week by using the hashtag #AQAW2018!
Why SERVPRO? - Middleboro, MA 02346
SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro has the resources to help you resume 'business as usual' quicker!
There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your business. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we'll be there fast with the help you need.
No Job Is Too Large
The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are pre-qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation.
If your business suffers a major loss, call (508) 946-2397.
Disaster Recovery Team
The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether it’s a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. The SERVPRO System has a network of strategically positioned storm teams on standby should a disaster strike near you. Available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable.
Brutally Cold Start to 2018! - Southeastern, MA
SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro on scene after a 4" water-main malfunction caused over 50,000 gallons of water to flood one local high school.
SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro rang in the New Year with all hands on deck! Here on the South Coast, several consecutive weeks of freezing temperatures led to numerous residential and commercial pipe-bursts. We also experienced a duration of heavy snow and rain precipitation. These combined circumstances contributed to a large demand for immediate water mitigation of many homes and businesses. The most public of which was a local High School that had a 6 inch water main let go overnight. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro was called immediately to extract & dry over 50 thousand gallons of water that affected the various areas of the school. Restoring order to ‘business as usual’ for government facilities & businesses are of high priority. We take pride in working diligently to make things ‘Like it never even happened’ and limit any loss of use for city officials and business owners.
If you need dependable, fast & effective emergency services call our 24-Hour emergency line (508)946-2397
Characteristics of Alternaria- Marion, MA 02738
Alternaria is a residence.
Plant mold but easily enters home
Commonly found in soil, plants or other vegetation.
Black color & velvet or fuzzy in nature
Exposure in the home caused by spores entering from an outdoor source (plants, flowers, dirt) often tracked in from shoes
Growth peaks from Spring to Fall
Can cause rhinitis, provoke issues with those who suffer from mold allergies & is a known risk for asthma
Thrives in dry, windy conditions as well as wet conditions
Growth in windy conditions can easily transport spores into the home through open doors & windows
Grows in damp areas of the home, under sinks is common
Often found after water damage or flooding, in showers or window frames.
Call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro today at (508)946-2397 if you are in need of mold remediation services
Black Mold/Stachybotrys - E.Freetown, MA 02717
We can make it "Like it never even happened"
Stachybotrys is more commonly referred to as 'Black Mold' here are some identifying characteristics
Prone to indoor growth
Typically dark brown to black in color
Looks: slimmy, sooty or like grayish white strands
Many other mold types can look similar
Needs moisture, nutrient source, temperature & time
Standing water or 90% or higher relative humidity for germination or growth to begin
However, growth can continue even if surface water dries and relative humidity drops to 70%
Thrives on natural materials (ceiling tiles, drywall, wallpaper, etc)
Tends to develop after 1 to 2 weeks vs 1 to 2 days with other molds.
If you find mold in your home or business SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro can help. Call us today (508)946-2397 for a free on-site estimate
Winter Weather Worry - Melted Snow - Middleboro, MA 02346
A good tool to use when calculating melted snow amounts.
Snow to Rain Ratio
Ever wonder what how much rain or water forms an inch of snow? When the snow melts, and streets and basements flood and ice dams allow back-flow of water into your home, you may be asking yourself just that. Depending on the density of the snow it can range from 10-15” equals 1” of water. The simplest way to remember this is that 1 foot of snow equals 1 inch of water. Density is dependent on the outside temperature. Typically the warmer the weather the lighter the snowflakes and the less moisture they contain. The ratio is not one fixed rate however weather forecasters and similar occupations use this as a baseline estimation.
So as all this snow, that southeastern Massachusetts has recently experienced, melts we advise all of our friends and neighbors to keep a keen eye on your roofs and basements. The frozen ground easily becomes overwhelmed with massive amount of snow we still have and if temperatures continue to rise steadily we will see influx of water with nowhere to go flooding homes and businesses.
If you experience any water damage issues call (508)946-2397 for a free on-site estimate to restore your building "Like it never even happened."
Ice Dams, another Winter Weather Worry- Assonet, MA 02702
How a Ice dam forms
Here in New England, winter weather can result in more issues than icy roads and snow removal. Temperatures here are known to consistently drop well below the 32 degree freezing point. This drop in temperature increases your risk for major disasters to occur at your residential or commercial property. There are two major winter weather disasters that SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro encounters far too often during these frigid frozen temperatures.
The first and probably most commonly known: Frozen Burst Pipes, typically caused by an extended or extreme freeze the ruptured pipe may burst at the site of the ice blockage however it is typically caused by the backflow pressure created between the water source and the blockage.
Ice dams are another winter weather worry that we have frequent calls about during times of heavy snow and extreme cold. Ice dams occur when snow accumulation on a roof is heated by warm air exiting the home or business through the roof. The warm air melts a portion of the snow and the gutters build up with ice creating a dam for any additional melted to snow. When the water has nowhere to go it can back-flow under the roofs shingles and into the building’s interior. This can cause minimal to excessive water damage.
To learn more about SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough's water restoration process and how we can help make it 'Like it never even happened." visit our website.
Government Facilities need to stay open... Lakeville, MA 02347
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals responded quickly following the Pentagon's 9/11 attacks, fully completing the restoration process in just 90 days.
Even when they need to be cleaned or restored.
When disaster strikes a government facility, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro answers the call quickly to assess the damage and start mitigation procedures, helping to ensure minimum service interruption and lower recovery costs. Our team of professionals respond to disaster situations with the right personal and equipment to provide timely mitigation- the key to controlling damage, lowering recovery costs and minimizing interruption to the public and employees. From large disasters to those special cleaning needs that exceed the capabilities of a facility’s janitorial service, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro is committed to timely response and total customer service.
The Pentagon: A Case Study
Following the events of September 11, 2001, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals were called upon to assist with the cleanup and restoration of the pentagon. In spite of the emotions and difficulties involved in the restoration effort, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals dried nearly 300,000 square feet in addition to providing fire, soot and smoke cleanup and restoration services. Upon completion of the drying assignment, SERVPRO Franchise Professionals provided mold remediation services in other sections of the facility. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals met the challenge and completed the process in just 90 days
SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro is ready to respond to your emergency call 24/7/365 to get your facility to be "Like it never even happened." Call us today for your Free On-site Estimate (508)946-2397