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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. 

Certifications? We Have Plenty of Those!

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

 SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough isn't just trained in disaster restoration, we're also certified in it but the IICRC The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It sets the industry standard for successfully restoring homes and businesses. To become certified, individuals must attend an IICRC-approved course, successfully complete a   written examination and document skills in the specific subject to become certified. Our crew chiefs technicians, and production personnel are certified in various categories through the IICRC. They have completed courses in water restoration mitigation, fire damage restoration, and microbial growth remediation.  Through the IICRC, our team remains equipped to better serve you and your disaster restoration needs. 

SERVPRO is certified in:  

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Applied Microbial Remediation
  • Trauma & Crime Scene 
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • Fire 7 Smoke Restoration

And more!

When it comes to disaster restoration, trust the pros -- SERVPRO. 

Do You... Smell That?

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

Osmophobia is the fear of bad smells. So if you’ve ever been in a room you couldn’t get out of with a horrible stench, chances are you’ve felt attacked by the odor in air. While the smell is creeping in and taking over the room, your first inclination is to get out! But what if that room happens to be your home or office and you can’t exactly “run away” from the smell?

That’s when you decide to fight back. 

Not just by lighting a candle or plugging in a diffuser, some smells need to be kicked out, not masked!

Which is why SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough offers deodorization services on top of the many clean-up and restoration services we provide. Not only do we help you get to the bottom of the smell, or the top if it’s coming from the attic, we’ll also be there to help guide you and your nose back to the clean and fresh air that your nose knows it needs. We also over air duct cleaning services to ensure you’re breathing better and fresher with every whiff you take! 

If you’re smelling something that shouldn’t be, give our office at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough a call and we’d be happy to help! 

Essential -- Just For You

2/19/2022 (Permalink)

It’s no surprise to us that our business stayed open when the rest of the world shut down and only essential personnel were allowed to be out conducting business. After all, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is always open and always available no matter the hour. And it was in times like those of 2020 where we really got to stand by our word and stand by our customers (at a safe distance, of course) to prove that we are truly Ready for Whatever Happens, whenever it happens.

Now, in 2022, our stance has not changed. We have continued to effectively and safely serve our communities when the world reopened, no matter the time or the hour. 

Our highly trained and certified technicians are skilled in making disasters “Like it never even happened.” This is why we’re still up and running, to ensure that your home or office, or in recent cases, your home office, continues normal business functions. 

As always, our technicians are supplied with the appropriate PPE for each job. This ensures they are safe from any hazardous materials.

Our technicians are the ones who make the magic happen each and everyday, and while we already knew that they were essential, we’re happy to serve our community in a unique and much needed way. 

If there’s anything SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough can do to serve you please know that we are open, we are still here, and most importantly, we are Here to Help our community.