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Candle Safety

12/25/2021 (Permalink)

Who doesn’t love candles? There’s nothing quite like lighting an ocean breeze scented candle after a day of cleaning in the middle of spring. Or maybe even an apple cinnamon smell during the holidays. Whatever your nose prefers, there’s a scent for everyone’s taste. 

However pleasing that smell may be, candles can play an extremely dangerous role in the event of a fire. Here are some tips to make sure you’re never the victim of a candle fire.

  • Never leave burning candles unattended or sleep in a room with a lit candle
  • Keep candles out of reach of children
  • Make sure candles are on stable surfaces
  • Don't burn candles near trees, curtains or any other flammable items
  • Don't burn trees, wreaths or wrapping paper in the fireplace
  • Check and clean the chimney and fireplace area at least once a year

We here at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough understand that mistakes happen — if you ever find yourself burned by the result of candles — give us a call. We can assure there is no job too big or too small when it comes to servicing our community. 

In Case of An Emergency... Prepare

12/25/2021 (Permalink)

When storms approach, its helpful to be prepared in case it becomes too much to handle which is why we always recommend creating an emergency plan for your and family. At SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough we not only specialize in water and fire damage cleanup and restoration, but our crews also respond to damage caused by storms from hurricanes and tornadoes to rain and wind storms. 

As much as we try to, we can never accurately predict how the elements will impact a certain area, especially during the volatile environments caused by storms. 

This is why it’s important to have a concrete plan to follow in during emergency situations. Here are some things to consider when preparing a plan for you and your family: 

  1. Create a Checklist

This can include a list of supplies to grab before leaving your home such as your emergency kit, pets, and any additional medication or documents. 

2. Discuss important decisions

Things like where to meet if your home or neighborhood is not safe, who to contact, and how you should respond to emergencies

3. Tailor your plan. 

Each family has different needs and limitations, make sure yours works for everyone in your household. 

4. Practice until perfect. 

All plans are perfect in theory, but when you actually put the plan into action, you’ll find flaws. Make sure to role-play and make changes if needed. 

5. Learn important phone numbers

This one is simple and straight-forward. Memorizing important numbers is key to ensuring you can contact the correct people.

We pride ourselves in being Ready for whatever happens, and we want you and your family to be ready as well. As you are running from the storm, our techs are running to it to do what we do best: make it “Like it never even happened.” 

Contact SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough for all your storm damage restoration needs. 

When The Sun Doesn't Shine

12/25/2021 (Permalink)

While summer on the south coast is unlike any other with its beautiful sunsets along Long Pond, calming waves on near the cranberry bogs, and hiking on Myles Standish State Park…

There is always the winter season where our backyard paradise is put on pause and hit with rain, snow, sleet, wind, and lightening storms. But that’s just another south coast storm. While they don’t last long, they can wreak havoc on your streets, home, or office and leave lasting impacts. 

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is available rain or shine, night or day to handle any sized disaster that results from our south coast flash storms. 

Though you may not know what the next storm will be like or what it’ll bring, or what will happen, you can trust that SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is “Ready for whatever happens.”

When You're At Your Worst, Call the Best

12/25/2021 (Permalink)

When a fire happens in your home or office, you don’t call your neighbor with a bucket of water, you call the fire department. Why? Because they’re the best. 

Much like when fire, smoke, or water damage happen, you don’t call just anybody, you call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough. Why? Because we’re the best. 

Not only have the people of the south coast voted us as Best of the Best, but we pride ourselves in our trained and certified technicians that respond to disasters no matter the day or hour. 

Where the industry standard is set, our technicians continuously and consistently exceed them. Whether that’s responding to after hour disaster calls within 5 minutes, where the industry standard is an hour. Or responding to the scene between one to two hours, where the industry standard is four hours. Or coming up with a plan of action in 4 hours, where the industry standard is eight hours. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is a step above the rest. Why? Because we know our customers aren’t just customers, they are people who’ve suffered a loss and their disaster now becomes our disaster.

Hopefully you never have to learn first hand about our disaster restoration services, but if you do, you’ll be glad you chose SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough.

Recap On Our Disinfection Services

12/25/2021 (Permalink)

Re-opening after a pandemic, maintaining cleaning protocols with different variants emerging, and keeping your employees safe -- you don’t just want to use your regular cleaning company to wipe down your keyboards and door handles. You also don’t want to put your employees at risk by having them clean it themselves. 

To ensure the safety and peace of mind for yourself and your employees as they return to their workplaces, you want to make sure your office or commercial building is not only clean but disinfected as well. 

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is more than just a cleanup company. One of our specialities include biohazard remediation of all kinds. This means that our technicians are trained and prepared to biohazard disasters, including the disinfection of viral pathogens such as COVID-19 pandemic with our proprietary, hospital-grade, CDC approved disinfectant, SERVPROXIDE™. 

Not only are we able and well-equipped to handle all of your commercial disinfection needs, but you’re also able to confidently say that your location has been cleaned and disinfected by a professional cleaning company certified by the IICRC. 

For all disinfection questions, call the green team, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough 509-676-9100

Your Office Needs Carpet Cleaning, Too

12/6/2021 (Permalink)

For many businesses, the arrival of spring and warmer weather usually ensures increased foot traffic for storefronts. While this kind of traffic is always welcome, the dirt and grime that is tracked in is definitely not; and while the customer may go, those stains plan to stay. That’s why SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough offers the best carpet cleaning in the industry. With highly trained technicians and top industrial cleaning products, our carpet cleaning methods are grittier than the grittiest grit and tougher than the toughest grime. While also maintaining the integrity and quality of your carpet, our team is dedicated to making your workplace cleaner and welcoming to your visitors. This spring, don’t let your carpets get caught dirty, call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough to ensure a fresh and clean experience for your customers and employees. 

Are Your Ducts Clean?

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

Recently, our techs were called to the rescue at a local veterinarian’s office. Thankfully it was not for a biohazard case! But what they saw was a true crime: dusty air ducts. Because of the nature of the business, pet dander and fur contributed to the excess amount of dust trapped in the vents. 

We’re glad they called SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough to handle the clean up and get the vents looking brand —or, you know, "Like it never even happened." Our techs walked out of that office breathing better and cleaner for the fur babies that walk in. 

In addition to air duct cleaning, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough also offers carpet cleaning and tile stripping services for our commercial clients, outside of our disaster restoration services. 

Call us today for a free, no obligation estimate.

Don't Let a Burn Burden Your Business

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

One of the hardest parts about what we do here at SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is having to see families and business owners struggle with the aftermath of a fire. It can be a very emotional time to see your home or business caught in flames. What was once so familiar is now being devoured by unceasing flares and when the smoke settles, you’re the one left to pick up the pieces. While this can be a very traumatic and trying time, it is not one you have to go through alone. We believe in being there for you from the first spark to the final dust off. From handling insurance claims to painting ceilings, the crews at SERVPRO are not only highly trained in clean-up and restoration industry standards, but we also pride ourselves in employing empathetic and attentive technicians who understand the magnitude and trauma our customers face. In the event of a disaster, let SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough help you carry the burden of the aftermath. 

Tis The Season for Cooking Fires

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Tis the season for holiday home cooking fires! Coming in at the top of the list is Thanksgiving Day followed close behind by Christmas and New Year’s.

It’s no surprise to us, and fire departments all around the United States that the holidays are the peak season for cooking fires.

While there may be less guests around the table this year due to social distancing guidelines, the holidays have not been cancelled. Though there may be less food, the dangers of cooking fires are still present. 

Here’s a piece of advice we at SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough always give out around the holiday season, but can be used all throughout the year: 

On Thanksgiving, deep frying a turkey make seem like a good idea, but it’s also dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions (i.e. making sure it’s completely dry!). Most cooking fires occur during Thanksgiving when company is over and guests are being entertained. It’s easy to forget about the oven mitts you left by the stove, or the timer that went off but you couldn’t hear it from all the hollering and shouting over the football game. Make sure the cook stays in the kitchen or at least have someone keep an eye on the food while it’s cooking. Never leave the stove unattended. 

How To Prevent Dryer Fires

11/7/2021 (Permalink)

Did you know that dryer vent fires are the second leading cause of residential fires in the nation? If you’re not regularly servicing your dryer, you run the risk of falling victim to a dryer vent fire. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure that your dryer keeps the heat inside:

  1. Use a professional installer 
  2. Regularly service your equipment
  3. Keep the surrounding area free of flammable materials 
  4. Clean the lint filter before and after each load of laundry
  5. Use only rigid or flexible metal venting material
  6. Ensure air exhaust vent pipe is unrestricted
  7. Do no overload
  8. Inspect Gas Lines
  9. Use the correct plug and outlet
  10. Never run the dryer when you leave home or are sleeping. 

While these steps are simple and pretty easy to carry out, they are also crucial in helping to prevent a dryer fire. If you find yourself dealing with heat outside of the dryer, call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough for our fire and smoke damage restoration services. We’d be glad to help!