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Preventing Mold

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

Nobody wants mold in their home or business and a mold problem can be tricky to foresee. There are many places this common fungus likes to hide, and sometimes you don’t know mold growth is happening until it is a big enough problem to require professional remediation. There are a few things you can do to head it off at the pass, though. Mold prevention involves knowing the kind of environment mold likes and eliminating as many such environments as possible.

A Mold-Friendly Climate

Mold is always present, but it requires specific circumstances to settle and grow. There are four main criteria needed for rapid mold growth:

• Moisture

• Darkness

• Organic material

• Surface to grow on

Besides causing a major business interruption, a mold problem can present a serious health risk for people exposed at your commercial property. Mold infestations can be caused by minor water intrusions, like a slow roof leak or loose plumbing fitting. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any Size Disaster
  • A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water Restoration Industry with over 1,700 Franchises
  • Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage Restoration Specialists

Give us a call for a free estimate at 508-946-2397.  

Cobweb or soot?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Soot on ceiling After a fire damage, soot gathers

If you have suffered smoke damage, you may notice what appears to be cobwebs on your ceilings.  They’ve been called soot chains, soot tags, and have even been mistaken as dirty cobwebs… but what are they really?

Soot webs are indicative of a fire. They are ionized soot particles that stick together in chains, and tend to gather along the edges of walls and ceilings where there’s cool air. The soot migrates to these cooler areas in order to create a sort of equilibrium after a fire.

Although they may look easy to clean, soot chains should only be handled by a professional. Things like household cleaners can lock in the soot, making something that was once simple and easy to clean more complex and time consuming – every second counts when remediating a fire loss!

Our experience with fire and its aftermath dates back to 1967. Rest assured your home will be treated with respect and restored back to preloss conditions with our team of highly trained professionals on scene.

Need an estimate, we are Here to Help.  Call us at SERVPRO of Fall River for a free estimate 508-676-9100.  

Why SERVPRO you ask?

4/1/2021 (Permalink)

Your problem our solution SERVPRO is here for you

What happens when disaster strikes and you’re left to pick up the pieces? When the worst case scenario is the one you see before your eyes, who can you trust to restore some sense of normalcy to your everyday life and alleviate the stress that comes with dealing with disaster aftermath?

At SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro we exist to lighten your load and take care of your disaster situation. We understand that planning for a disaster is one thing, but going through it is something completely different. While insurance is there for a reason, we make sure your home or business is taken care of by elite team of highly trained professionals. 

Where at once it seemed like all was lost, by utilizing our restore first mentality, our experts come into your home or business looking to redeem what once seemed lost. In addition to salvaging many items that can’t be replaced such as documentation, family heirlooms, or things of sentimental value, our restorative approach is much more cost-effective than replacing everything and starting from scratch.

Though we never wish disaster on anyone, we know very well that these situations unfortunately happen. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro exists to alleviate the stress and make those situations “Like it never even happened.” 

Biohazard

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

Biohazard Biohazard tag

What classifies as a Bio-hazard?

A bio-hazard is defined as being a risk to human or environmental health through biological work, especially with microorganisms. There are many forms of bio-hazards that some of us may come into contact with on a daily basis. For example, Waste Management Workers are exposed to infectious diseases in their working day-to-day lives. Luckily, with the help of modern medicine, we can protect ourselves from contracting some of those hazardous diseases (i.e. hepatitis A, B and tetanus) by receiving the proper vaccinations. Though, other forms of bio-hazardous materials are not as easy to prevent as receiving a shot in the arm.

SERVPRO at Marion/Middleboro is always Here to Help 508-999-2380.  

Full Service Company - 02738

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

group of buildings We restore commercial & residential

SERVPRO is known for our disaster services typically for water & fire damages.  Once we complete the clean-up process, however, there is still much to be done.  

That's where our reconstruction team comes into play and gives our customers a full service experience.  

Our reconstruction manager will review the steps needed to restore your home to like new and truly "Like it never even happened."  

Call us at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro for all your restoration needs at 508-946-2397.  

Winter Weather

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

snow storm winter snow

Here we are at the height of Winter weather!  Very often we have ice accumulate on branches, electrical wires, and other structures.  If you need to go outside after ice has accumulated, pay attention to branches or wires that can collapse under the ice that has been accumulated.  Stay on guard because large chunks of ice can fall from roofs.

Never touch electrical wires.  A hanging wire can still be live with current and can electrocute you.  Keep in mind that ice, branches, and electrical wires can continue to fall several hours after the precipitation ends and even start underground fires.  

Remember that freezing rain, even in small quantities, can make roads very slippery.  It is a good idea to avoid driving during freezing rain and for several hours after the storm, to allow maintenance teams time to spread sand and salt on the icy roads.

The quick onset of an ice storm, coupled with the risk of a blizzard increased the possibility of extreme hypothermia.  If you have a farm, quickly shelter your animals and make sure to supply them with food.  Often, during an ice storm and immediately after, feed is temporarily inaccessible.  Animals’ reactions are similar during an ice storm and blizzards.

With a forecast threatening more freezing rain, and with a good deal of winter left to go, it's a good idea to prepare both your home and family for whatever may arise.

The following winter storm home-preparation suggestions may be helpful:

  • Make sure flashlights and battery-powered radios are working, and keep extra batteries, candles, and matches on hand.
  • Unplug sensitive appliances such as TV, VCR, computer, and microwave. If the power goes off, turn off all major electrical appliances.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. If you lose power, frozen food will generally keep for 48 hours. Discard perishable food that has been at 40 degrees for more than two hours. Odor or appearance is not an indicator that food is safe. When in doubt, throw it out.
  • If you use an emergency-heating source such as a wood stove, kerosene heater or fireplace, keep fuels away from the flames and ventilate properly. Never leave a fire unattended.
  • If it seems likely that your home will be without heat for several days, drain your water pipes.

If you use a generator, read all the instructions that accompany it and be aware of the hazards that come with misuse. Use a qualified electrician to connect a generator to the house wiring. Never run a gasoline-powered generator in the house-the fumes are deadly.

Since there is no way to prevent nature's winter storms, being prepared is your best defense:

  • Create a family disaster plan and practice it regularly.
  • Learn and teach others in your family how to turn off electricity, gas, and water.
  • Store extra blankets and warm clothes where you can find them easily. Layer winter clothing to trap body heat.
  • Keep emergency telephone numbers with you.
  • Have a first aid kit on hand.
  • Stock up on drinking water and canned or dried foods. Be sure to include a non-electric can opener with your supplies.
  • Have at least a week's supply of prescription medications on hand.
  • Fill your car with gasoline.
  • Have cash available.

We are always available for you at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro!  

Is your filter clean?

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

dirty filter dirty vent

HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air. A HEPA filter works by filtering air and trapping dangerous particles. The smaller mesh design helps to trap smoke, pollen, dander and other fine particles that traditional filters miss. The HEPA filter design is essentially similar to the way a water filtration system works. 

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro only uses the highest quality HEPA filter machines in order to fully eradicate mold and other particles from the air. It is a vital component to purifying the toxins and that pollute the air we breathe. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro uses equipment with a HEPA filter after sewage and similar category 2 and 3 losses, mold mitigation to remove the mold spores from to prevent health hazards as well as contamination of previously uncontaminated areas of the building, as well as biohazard cleanup jobs where a room or structure is contaminated.

One Team

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

water leak frozen damage in Texas

There are many franchises across the country and many operate totally for their sole purpose.  One of the great things about being a SERVPRO franchise is that while we operate solely and serve our own communities, we also come together when the need arises.  

This year along with a pandemic has also been a huge storm year.  We at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro are happy to have the opportunity to help others who have suffered huge losses and are heading to Texas to assist other storm teams.  

When duty calls, we come together as One Team.  That's the SERVPRO way!  

Our Fleet - 02790

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

Trucks of our fleet The vehicles in our fleet

Our SERVPRO Green Fleet is constantly Growing!  

We take pride in our work and appearance.  You can tell by the pride we all share for our vehicles. Let's face it, cars and trucks are one of the fun parts about what we get to do each and every day. 

Next time you see one of us on the road, feel free to give us a wave!

With over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service. Our highly trained technicians respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on SERVPRO for all of your needs, whether it be water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, mold remediation, storm damage restoration, cleaning services, the list goes on…

No matter when we are Here to Help...SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro. 

SERVPRO Standard

2/9/2021 (Permalink)

Your problem our solution SERVPRO to the rescue

How familiar are you with SERVPRO? How about a little reminder about what we can do for you and your family? Did you know that with over 1,700 Franchises in the U.S. and Canada, SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and is dedicated to providing quality service.

As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster. We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. 

Our highly trained technicians respond quickly, whether you need water damage restoration or simply need your upholstery cleaned. You can depend on us for these residential services and more:

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Air Duct Cleaning
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Cleaning Services
  • Building Services

Call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro anytime of day or night and We are Here to Help!