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Weathering the Storm

6/18/2022 (Permalink)

As we approach the warmer weather there are different kinds of storms that we face. It's never too early to be prepared for such a storm. By following safety tips and precautions you can prevent being injured and prevent damages to your home and property.Should any of these storms occur and you've been affected as a result, We're here to help you in any event or circumstance. Don't go the battle alone, Let's weather the storm together. Call the professionals at SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough. 

Types of storms:

  • Hail Storms. Many residents living in the U.S. have already experienced a severe hailstorm and witnessed the damage hail can cause to homes, automobiles, businesses and other property. ...
  • Thunderstorms
  • Tornadoes
  • Heavy Snow / Blizzards
  • Floods
  • Derecho Storms
  • Heavy rain
  • Lightning
  • Wind
  • Ice Storms

If caught outside, take shelter in a sturdy enclosed building or hard top automobile immediately.

  1. Avoid open areas,isolated objects, metal objects. 
  2. Get out of boats and away from bodies of water.
  1. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.

Take safe shelter immediately inside a sturdy building or basement away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.

  • Inside tips on storm safety: 
  1. Avoid using electrical equipment and telephones. Use battery operated devices instead, like flashlights.
  2. Close outside doors and windows and keep away from windows to avoid lightning strikes.
  3. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last thunder has settled.
  4. Do not take a bath, shower or use plumbing until the storm has passed.
  5. Keep battery operated flashlights and lanterns ready to go.
  6. Have non -perishable foods, water and emergency supplies on hand in the event of power loss.
  7. If possible, have a charged cell phone available in the event of an emergency. 

        Stay away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.

   We can weather the storm together! Call SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough. We're Here to Help!

Hurricane Readiness

5/28/2022 (Permalink)

As Hurricane season soon approaches, it can pose a serious threat to both your life and property. These natural disasters can produce wind gusts ranging from 50 to 100 miles per hour or more.  Thus causing power outages, down trees and power lines which can cause fires.  A storm with that much power can cause catastrophic damage and severe flooding. Not only can flooding occur naturally but from an overwhelmed sump pump, sewer/septic overflow and high water table. Damages can be mild or severe. Weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for the unpredictable. Thus, why it’s vital to have a hurricane safety plan in place for your home or business. Here’s some things you need to know about hurricane readiness. Below are safety tips for before and after a hurricane.  

  • Battery operated flashlights, lanterns and candles and a lighter
  • Portable battery operated radio and extra batteries for all 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non perishable food items and water
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Essential medicines 
  • Natural gas: If you smell gas or hear a hissing or blowing sound, ventilate the area and leave immediately. Turn off the main gas valve from the outside, if you can. Do not smoke or use oil, gas lanterns, candles or torches for lighting inside a damaged facility until you are sure there is no leaking gas or other flammable materials present.
  • Sparks, broken or frayed wires: Check the electrical system unless you are wet standing in water or unsure of your safety. If possible, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker.
  •  Appliances: If appliances are wet, turn off the electricity at the main fuse box or circuit breaker. Unplug appliances and let them dry out. Water and sewage systems: If pipes are damaged, turn off the main water valve. Check with local authorities before using any water as the water could be contaminated.. Do not flush toilets until you know that sewage lines are intact.
  • Have appliances, natural gas, plumbing and electrical checked by a service professional before using them again.

 Although we never want a disaster to occur, We can weather the storm together! Call SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough, we are Here to Help! 

Duct, Duct, CLEAN!

5/28/2022 (Permalink)

Your office's airducts circulate all of the air throughout the day. This means clean air is healthy air! The air that circulates into your ducts is the same air that fills your home and is breathed in by you and your employeeseach day. We all know the importance of clean and filtered air. Cleaning your air ducts is an easy process, so let's not delay!Dust particles are cleaned away by powerful vacuums, ensuring they are not recirculating dirty air particles back into your home. They can be disinfected also if needed.
As the seasons change and you prepare for the colder/warmer months. It's time to schedule an air duct cleaning appointment. Ducts and heating systems become clogged with dust, filth, and other allergens over time. Cleaning your air ducts from time to time aids in the removal of contaminants that could be bothersome to you and your family, especially if you have breathing problems, asthma or allergies.Therefore your air ducts have an important role in keeping your air clean and healthy. They move air from your cooling and heating system in and out of each office, providing clean consistent inside air quality making your business spacemore comfortable and healthy.You can do this by removing the dust particles and pollutants from the ducts, cleaning supply and return air ducts, diffusers, and registers in each room.By doing annual duct cleanings you can prevent the following concerns in your office.

  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Air ducts infested with insects
  • Air quality in the home is improved.
  • It helps to reduce allergy triggers.
  • Costs of energy / Less expensive utility bills

For a free estimate on your cleaning your HVAC system, contact SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough!

Weather or Not, Here We Are

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

It's that time of year where we re-discover just how strong the elements can be when the winds and rains beat against and around our homes. After a cold winter, it can be hard to come to terms with the ever changing New England springs and hurricane season. Wouldn’t it be ideal to pick out our weather for the day? What if we could always choose to have sunny weekends, rainy days only when we don’t need to go out, and snow just on Christmas Day. 

In reality though, our weather forecast doesn’t check with our schedule and preferences when it decides to do what it does. This is especially true in cases of severe storm. Power outages, fallen electrical wires, and downed trees are common when the elements decide to come out in full force. Because storms are unpredictable, we don’t have ways to prevent the damage that follows. But "weather or not" our crew are always here.

The crews at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough are always “ready for whatever happens.” Whether it’s the small fire started by an electrical malfunction, or the water that started seeping through the cracks in the foundation, with the specialized training our technicians received, there is no damage that we are not well equipped to handle. Not only are we “Ready for whatever happens” but we’re also here to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Safety Tips for When You're All Up In Your Grill

5/23/2022 (Permalink)

As the summer months and the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.Enjoy a nice cookout, birthday party or family event with the taste of food off thegrill.We all love our deck & backyard entertaining, pool parties, family gatherings, kids and pets playing in the yard. There is truly nothing better for quality time and food with family and friends. Whether enjoying food, wine & spirits or just some relaxationtime, We just need to keep safety precautions in mind when enjoying outdoor grilling and barbecues.

Follow these safety tips below.

  • Keep children and pets away from the grill area
  • Always keep your charcoal, smoker or gas grill 10' away from a structural setting (garage, shed, breezeway)
  • Never grill under a porch, awning or covered structure
  • Keep grill away from flammablematerials
  • Keep 10' from railings, bushes,
  • Always keep your grillclean from greaseor food build up
  • Check hoses for leaks
  • Keep the hood closed while grilling or lighting the grill
  • Never leave a grill unattended
  • Oil and saucethe food not the grate

We never want a fire disaster to occur, but in the event a fireshould occur we're here to help! Contact the pros and let us help!

SERVPRO ofMarion/Middleborough

Space Heater Safety for Home & Office!

4/4/2022 (Permalink)

 When in need of additional warmth many people use a portable heater or space heater. While they provide extra heat  space heaters are an alternate source of heat and aren't intended to be a primary heating source. Space heaters are responsible for 1/3 of home heat fires and 80% of home heat deaths.  Be mindful of the safety tips below when using a portable heater or space heater not only at home but also in cold offices. As any heating element can catch fire, follow the safety tips below to ensure you/your family's safety. 

  • Never leave children or pets unattended near the heating element
  • Keep 3' clearance from any flammable products (furniture,curtains,bedding, clothing)
  • Always place heater on a stable surface  ( to avoid tipping )
  • Never use extension cords 
  • Always shut heater off when not in use 
  • Do Not leave on when going to bed or leaving the home
  • Plug directly into a wall outlet never use a power strip 
  • Never pull by the cord to unplug (Unplug by the adapter)
  • Be sure the cord isn't hot to touch, check for split wires 
  • Be sure to have a smoke alarm 

In the event a fire occurs We're here to help! Contact your local SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough!

Careful With Those Candles!

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

No matter what kind of mood you’re in, candles have a special power of turning a regular Tuesday into a relaxing night of self care and aromatherapy. 

It’s no secret that candles are a great way to get us relaxed, and even invite some romance in the air. But, if you’re not careful, candles can set a completely different mood if not handled properly. 

Candles are one of the top leading causes for home fires. As with any open fires, they are not on a “set it and forget it” schedule. Despite their small flame, a fire of any size poses a threat. It can quickly set a curtain on fire, or a mishap can cause it to fall and spread the flame. As a general rule of thumb, fires, candles included, should be closely monitored at all times. Make sure to keep it away from any flammable materials such as fabric, and keep it away from children and pets. If you are leaving the room, make sure to snuff out the fire.

Fires are traumatic disasters and many times, it can be totally preventable. While the technicians at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough are trained in fire and smoke damage restoration, they’re not known for setting a romantic mood when called into your home. But they will make you fall in love with the way we can make your disaster look “Like it never even happened.” 

We hope you enjoy your candles responsibly, but we’ll be here if you need us: 24/7/365. 

We Can Restore Your Damaged Documents

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

In the digital age we live in, it can hardly seem like anyone still uses paper as the only written record of important documents. However, in our industry, we see it happen quite often. These documents can hold important legal and sentimental value, and when disaster strikes, such as water damage, the restoration of those documents is just as important as the rest of the affected area. 

That’s why one of the benefits of choosing SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is that we offer document restoration services. If important documents, photos, photo albums, and even yearbooks are damaged in the event of a water loss, SERVPRO has the ability to restore those documents back to preloss condition. Through the utilization of vacuum freezing techniques our technicians are able to restore important documents and get them back to you with minimal damage, basically, “Like it never even happened.”

Have You Cleaned Your Air Ducts?

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

In the rush of day-to-day business operations, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. 

Whether that’s quarterly check-ins with vendors, updating contacts, or emailing that person about that thing from that meeting… Keeping track of everything that needs to be done can be a challenge in and of itself. 

Fortunately, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough makes things a little easier when it comes keeping up with the integrity of your building and air quality by offering air duct cleaning services. 

Depending on the use and frequency of your facility, a thorough air duct cleaning is recommended at least once per year. This helps combat allergies, assists your employees by helping them breathe better, and in some cases, it even increases productivity.

While we know your to-do list can seem never-ending, don’t let this one fall through the cracks and regular air-duct cleaning and go a long way in ensuring a clean and welcoming office space.

For any questions regarding our air duct cleaning service, call the SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough office at 508-946-2397. 

Professional Spaces Require Professional Cleaning

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

What would you do if you went into work one day and found your business in a disaster situation?

Whether that’s fire damage, water damage, or anything that requires next level clean-up, chances are, your business would be closed for the day.

While your employees may enjoy an unexpected day off, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough understands that each minute your doors are closed is a minute where you lose revenue. It is for that reason why we pride ourselves in being “faster to any sized disaster.” When you call us, not only do we arrive on scene and immediately work to “stop the bleeding” but we’ll also work around the clock to ensure your business or facility is back up and running in no time.

We’ll work with you so that what we do doesn’t interfere with what you do.

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is available to handle any sized commercial disaster, no matter the hour.