Recent Storm Damage Posts

Storm Damage, Drain Backup's, and Important Insurance Information

8/16/2019 (Permalink)

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 Are you a home or business owner whose real estate is situated at the bottom of a hill? You may not think much of it at first, but when heavy rains hit and storm drains back-up, you could be at risk for flooding. Some precautions you can take to avoid disaster would be to make sure your sump pump is in good working condition, or perhaps even having a french drain installed.

As we like to say; we can’t prevent disasters, but we can prepare for them. To do so, you should perform a home insurance “check-up” at the beginning of each year to look for any gaps in your policy. Furthermore, creating a home inventory list can come in handy if or when you do ever experience a loss. This will expedite the claims process and ensure you get a quicker payout.

Temperamental Storms - Lakeville, 02347

5/16/2019 (Permalink)

Is your home or office ready to face off against these storms?

While the seasons and the weather channel can predict what the temperature will be outside neither the chief meteorologist or the day in the year can predict how those temperatures outside will affect your home inside.

Storm season in New England is quite unlike any other. It can be sunny and bright one minute and the next minute, torrential downpour.

While we may be used to the temperamental temperatures, our home and office may not be. At SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough, we’ve seen our fair share of accidents that happen as a result of storm damage and provide all the clean-up and restoration services needed to remedy your building. Whether that’s caused by winds, fallen trees, or heavy rains, our crews are trained and prepared to restore your home or office to its preloss condition.

If this storm season threatens the integrity of your home or office, call SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough to help — we’ll make it, “Like it never even happened.”

What the Hail? – Freetown, MA 02717

1/9/2019 (Permalink)

Hail comes in all shapes and sizes.

“How about this weather we’re having?” Have you heard or used this conversation starter lately? If you have, odds are it wasn’t in relation to a hailstorm, especially around here. Although hailstorms are not very common in this area, here are some helpful tips just in case those “golf balls” start to fall from the sky!

Preparing for a hailstorm

 If you have time to get prepared before a hailstorm here are some helpful tips to go by:

-It is best to store (if possible) vehicles, boats and other expensive items in a garage.

- Placing garbage bins, patio furniture, umbrellas and umbrella stands into a closed area such as a shed. This can help prevent further damage to your home if winds pick up.

-Making sure all doors and windows are closed.

-Closing blinds and curtains can help keep shattering glass from blowing towards you and your family while seeking shelter inside.

 -Check trees around your home. If you have large branches close to the house it is best to trim them down. These branches can cause more damage during a storm if they were to break off and hit your homes windows.

-Checking your roof is another good step towards preparedness. If you see any broken shingles, getting them replaced right away can help lessen the damage from a hailstorm.

What is hail?

According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Hail is a form of solid precipitation that occurs when updrafts in thunderstorms carry raindrops upward into extremely cold areas of the atmosphere where they freeze into little balls. They can range from pea size to the size of a grapefruit. As hail is denser and hits with a lot more force than rain does it causes far more damage. According to NOAA, hail causes up to $1 billion in damages to crops and property each year.

Hopefully this never happens to you, but if it does don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough. For all your storm related questions. Feel free to reach out to us for help at (508) 946-2397.

*Reference: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Holiday Travel Tips – Middleboro, MA. 02346

12/24/2018 (Permalink)

Travel Safe this Holiday Season, and Always Prepared!

With the holidays in full effect, it’s important to note safe travel practices before heading out on the road this year. Below you’ll find ways to help ensure a safe departure this holiday season - Read on to learn more!

  • Prepare your Vehicle for Long Distance

Check your wipers and fluids. Have your radiator and cooling system serviced. Simple maintenance can prevent many of the problems that strand motorists on the side of the road.

  • Plan Ahead

Before you get on a highway, know your exit by name and number, and watch the signs as you near the off-ramp. Drivers making unexpected lane changes to exit often cause accidents.

  • Do not cut in front of large trucks

Remember that trucks are heavier and take longer to make a complete stop, so avoid cutting quickly in front of them.

  • Beware of truck blind spots

When sharing the road with large trucks, be aware of their blind spots. If you can't see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can't see you.

  • Check your emergency kit.Contents should include a battery-powered radio, flashlight, blanket, jumper cables, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable foods, maps, tire-repair kit and flares.
  • Keep your eyes on the road

 Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents. Even just two seconds of distraction time doubles the chances of an accident. Use your cell phone when stopped and never text while driving.

  • Leave early and avoid risks

 Leave early so you won't be anxious about arriving late and to accommodate delays. Road conditions may change due to inclement weather or traffic congestion.

  • Avoid extreme weather conditions

Ice, hail and snow make roads difficult to travel. Try to avoid driving through extreme weather conditions, and travel during daylight.

  • Remove ice and snow from your vehicle

Clear snow from your windows and roof to ensure that you have maximum visibility and are not creating a hazard for the vehicle behind you. Don't allow ice and snow to create additional blind spots on your vehicle.

  • Beware of the vehicle in front of you

Leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front so you can avoid snow and ice blowing onto your windshield or maneuver around patches of ice.

  • Slow down

With the extra highway congestion due to holiday travel, speeding becomes even more dangerous. Allow plenty of space cushion and reduce your speed.

  • Buckle up

Safety belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45 percent and are a simple way to increase your safety on the road.

*Information courtesy of the American Trucking Associations

Storm Ready at Any Time

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

A tree falls through the roof of this home after a large storm hits

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. According to ready.gov, severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Restoring storm and flood damaged properties is the cornerstone of our business. Our highly trained professionals use specialized equipment and advanced training to quickly restore your property back to pre-storm condition. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to your claim, which helps to minimize secondary damage to the structure. We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro is close by and ready to respond to your flood or storm damage emergency 24/7/365.

For more information on storm damage services, click here.

Preparing your Home for Cold Weather - Lakeville, MA 02347

11/12/2018 (Permalink)

Is Your Home Ready for the Cold?

Don't Get Caught in the Cold

We’ve turned back the clocks.

Caught up on our favorite TV shows.

…And Thanksgiving is just a week away.

Yep, winter is officially on its way in New England!

When it comes to winterizing your home, it may feel like just one more chore on top of the already dozen piled onto your to-do list. Still, winterizing is a crucial part in preparing your home for the frigid temps that can roll in off of the coast and cause thousands in property damage.

To help simplify this process, we’ve created a home weatherproofing checklist – because let’s face it, you’re already under enough stress from the holidays! Here you’ll find ways to ensure your home is ready before the season’s first snow fall, and require little to no handiness:

  1. Clean gutters & downspouts in mid-fall then double check them before winter
  2. Close any vents in your home that may have been opened for the warm weather
  3. Drain & disconnect hoses from outside faucets and turn off the water supply
  4. Buy snow shovels, salt and other winter supplies before the bad weather hits
  5. Caulk or apply weather stripping around draft areas
  6. Have your chimney cleaned before firing it up
  7. Run fans in reverse
  8. Replace the filter in your furnace
  9. Turn down your water heater
  10. Test that your sump pump is working properly

If any unwanted surprises do happen to occur this holiday season (and we’re not talking about the in-laws staying for Christmas) you can count on our 24/7/365 emergency response team to take control of the situation so you can take back your life (sorry, still not talking about the in-laws) and make things “Like it never even happened.”

Contact us at 508-946-2397

Tornadoes in Southeastern Mass? - Taunton, MA 02718

11/7/2018 (Permalink)

A Supercell Tornado Ravages the Central Plains of America

Toto, We're not in Kansas Anymore...

We are all aware of the recent tornado warnings that have been broadcasted across The Weather Channel, and how much of an abnormality they are in this part of the country. Normally, our knowledge of tornadoes comes from blockbuster dramas like Twister, or Storm Chasers – but what are these weather anomalies really like?

What is a Tornado?

A tornado is a funnel-shaped vortex of violent winds that form under a major storm system. Wind speeds can reach anywhere between 65mph to upwards of 300mph, depending on the scale of the tornado.

There are two forms of tornadoes, supercell and non-supercell. Supercell tornadoes are spawned from supercell thunderstorms, and are the most common tornado and typically the most dangerous. Non-supercell tornadoes are circulations that do not form from an organized storm front.

How do Tornado’s form?

According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, tornadoes come from the energy released in a thunderstorm.

Supercell tornadoes develop from a rotating updrift. One theory on how this rotation begins is that a column of air begins to rotate from wind shear, which is then fed by warm, moist air flowing in at ground level.

Non-supercell tornadoes form from a vertically spinning parcel of air already occurring near the ground, caused by wind shear from a warm, cold, or sea breeze front, or a dryline. When an updraft moves over the rotation, and stretches it, a tornado can form.

There are still many unanswered questions scientists face when examining supercell and non-supercell tornadoes, but with the help of modern technology and equipment, we are making strides towards learning more about these super storms every day.

What do to in the event of a Tornado?

When the tornado sirens sound, you may only have minutes to find safe shelter. It is recommended that you bunker down in your bathtub if an underground shelter isn’t available.

A bathtub is a great form of shelter given that they are strong, sturdy objects which are piped directly into the ground. Normally, bathtubs and loo’s are the only remnants of a home left after a tornado has passed through it.

One incredible story of survival comes from a 60-year-old woman from Louisiana who hid in her bathtub as a tornado was ravaging her home. The tornado picked up the tub, while she was hiding in it, and carried it to a wooded area not far from her home. Miraculously, the tub was placed gently on the ground, and she suffered only minor cuts and bruising.

Why SERVPRO?

8/6/2018 (Permalink)

Faster To Any Size Disaster

IICRC Trained & Certified

Our technicians are trained through The IICRC Training Program. IICRC is a standard-setting non-profit organization for inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries, like ourselves. On top of the already rigorous training our Production Technicians and Crew Chiefs go through with IICRC, they are also certified as:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

This four-day course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques and how to perform these procedures in the field while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants on your property.

  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

Technicians learn to dry water-damaged structures efficiently and effectively using monitoring devices, extraction systems, and drying equipment. This three-day course includes comprehensive classroom and hands-on training to develop technical and practical drying expertise.

  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)

This two-day course covers pre-inspection, fabric identification, cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques for residential and commercial applications.

  • Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)

Technicians will learn about types of smoke and fire damage, job planning, equipment, and practical cleaning procedures in fire and smoke settings. This two-day course also includes instruction on odor and deodorization concepts.

  • Odor Control Technician (OCT)

Technicians learn to address odors and deodorization techniques. This one-day course covers odor control caused by biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, and other sources.

  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT)

Technicians learn fiber identification and upholstery cleaning methods. This two-day course also covers identifying upholstery cleaning problems before fabrics shrink, bleed, crown, or distort.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

This three-day course covers the concepts of water damage and its effects in residential and commercial settings. Technicians learn techniques and procedures to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold.

* IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

Locally Owned and Operated with Nationwide Resources

For 25 years, SERVPRO has been serving the communities of Dartmouth & New Bedford, along with its surrounding areas. Within that time, we’ve gone through some major changes. We’ve undergone a change in ownership, as well as an expansion in territory (double to what it was before!) We are honored to be your first choice in cleanup & restoration, and look forward to serving the community for many more years to come. 

No Job Too Big or Too Small

The SERVPRO Commercial Large Loss Division is composed of our best of the best in restoration. Our elite large-loss specialists are qualified and strategically positioned throughout the United States to handle any size disaster, at any given time. Every large loss is supervised by a commercial operations manager to help ensure seamless communication and timely mitigation. 

If your home or Business has suffered a Recent Loss, Contact us at (508) 999-2380

Preventing Frozen and Burst Water Pipes- Marion, MA

1/4/2018 (Permalink)

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Preventing Frozen and Burst Water Pipes- Marion, MA

Did you know, in just one day, 250 gallons of water can be discharged from a pipe crack as small as 1/8 inch. So, it's imperative to be proactive and take action to protect your home. Drastic drops in winter temperatures can cause extensive water damage as pipes begin to freeze and burst, causing damage to walls, ceilings, floors, carpets, furniture and other possessions. Even a small crack in your water pipe can leak enough water to flood your home. 

What to do Right Away to Prevent Water Damage from Frozen Pipes

Before extreme weather strikes, preparation is key to prevent water damage before it occurs. When temperatures dip, take these immediate steps to prevent water damage:

  • Open kitchen & bathroom cabinets to allow warm air to circulate around water pipes. Insulate pipes when possible.
  • Open water taps throughout the house to allow water to drip and to keep water pipes from freezing.
  • When going out of town, keep thermostat at a minimum of 55 degrees and ask a trusted neighbor or friend to watch your home for possible leaks. Also, turn your water off and drain water supply lines.

Keep in mind that homeowners’ insurance are more likely to pay your water damage claim if you can show that you've done your due diligence and maintained your property in a reasonable manner.

Prevent Frozen Pipes from Bursting

When pipes freeze in sub-zero weather and then thaw out as temperatures rise, frozen pipes tend to crack and burst, which causes water leaks and flooding. If you discover a frozen pipe in your home, you can still prevent it from bursting and causing water damage.

  • Turn off the main water supply.
  • Turn and leave your water taps on.
  • Remove any valuables and household possessions from the area that might be exposed to water damage if the frozen pipe bursts.
  • Gradually thaw out the ice in the frozen pipe by melting it with a heat pack. Begin applying heat at the area that is closest to the tap and slowly move further away towards the rest of the frozen pipe.

Call SERVPRO Marion/Middleboro When Frozen Pipes Burst

If you are faced with an emergency water damage situation in your home or business property, give SERVPRO Marion/Middleboro a call at 508-946-2387. When dealing with water damage emergencies, immediate attention to the situation will minimize damage and prevent further loss. For an immediate remedy to any frozen pipe situation, contact us immediately.

Holiday Travel Tips- New Bedford, MA 02745

12/20/2017 (Permalink)

Happy Holidays!

Many people choose to travel during the holidays by automobile, with the highest fatality rate of any major form of transportation. In 2013, 343 people died on New Year's Day, 360 on Thanksgiving Day and 88 on Christmas Day, according to Injury Facts 2015. Alcohol-impaired fatalities represented 31% of the totals.

  • Use a designated driver to ensure guests make it home safely after a holiday party; alcohol, over-the-counter or illegal drugs all cause impairment
  • Make sure every person in the vehicle is properly buckled up no matter how long or short the distance being traveled
  • Put that cell phone away; distracted driving causes one-quarter of all crashes
  • Properly maintain the vehicle and keep an emergency kit with you
  • Be prepared for heavy traffic, and possibly heavy snow
  • Keep a blanket, flashlight, water and some non-perishable food in your vehicle in case you become stranded. 
  • Print-out directions as back-up to your navigation. Service & software outages happen. 
  • Give yourself ample time to travel. Unexpected weather conditions can hinder drive time as well as all other means of transportation. 

Remember, when guests are staying in your home, make sure areas have night lights or easy-to-reach lamps in case they need to get up during the night. And, whether you are visiting someone else's home or you have guests in your home, make sure all medications are kept up and away and out of sight from young children.

These Holiday Safety Tips were provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission; in an effort to help everyone have a healthy & safe holiday season! From all of us at SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! 

Minimize Business Loss due to Storm Damage- Lakeville, MA 02347

11/13/2017 (Permalink)

Tip: Keep updated photo records of belongings, important documents and items of value for insurance purposes.

With the recent devastation caused by various storms impacting the United States it brings about the question for a lot of business owners what would they do in the event a major storm were to hit our area. What can we do to prepare? How would this affect business financially?

50 percent of businesses that are affected by a disaster do not reopen. Sure insurance covers belongings and structural damage however the main cause of business closures after a disaster is loss of business. Most small business owners rely on the business income as their sole revenue stream. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro has seen this happen time and time again. In an effort to reduce that percentage we developed the Emergency Ready Profile (ERP).

For more information or to schedule an appointment for your complimentary ERP please contact SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro

50% of Businesses Never Reopen! Middleboro, MA 02346

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Tip: Precautionary & preventative actions are vital to keeping a business open after a disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): “Almost 50 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster because just a few inches of water can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage. During the 5 year period of 2006-2010, the average commercial flood claim had amounted to just over $85,000.” With the raise in construction and residential and commercial building prices on the rise, we can suppose that that figure has only increased over the last 7 years.

While commercial property insurance may cover your structure and belongings, depending on your policy endorsements, loss of business revenue can be a major factor for whether or not your business survives. Regardless of annual income; an unexpected halt in revenue accompanied by a slow claims process, can affect businesses of all sizes. Whether your business generates hundreds of dollars, or hundreds of thousands, per day; minimizing damage quickly can potentially save your business.

To learn more about ways you can prepare your business please visit our Emergency Response Profile section or contact SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro to schedule your complimentary ERP today!

Storm Preparation- Mattapoisett, MA 02739

11/8/2017 (Permalink)

Tip: Keep flashlights and battery/crank operated radio conveniently located where easily accessible for emergencies.

Storms can lead to an array of types of damage caused to your home, business, and rental properties.

The overwhelming precipitation, wind speeds, airborne debris can expose weak points in construction such as poorly maintained gutters & downspouts. The redirection of water off and away from your roof can help prevent roof leaks caused by pressure and/or accumulated water finding the path of least resistance into your home. Having downspout output spouts well connected and directing the water away from your structures foundation is also a very important as an already overwhelmed groundwater level around your home.

Checking to make sure that your sump pump is working properly is another great precaution before a storm. Sump pumps can often become unplugged by various tradesmen working in your basement looking for an electrical source to plug their equipment in. Become clogged with debris and animals over time and of course can have mechanical issues. A quick test of the sump pump in anticipation of heavy rains can prevent long on-hold times with the manufacturer and the anxiety of trying to prevent a water loss while time is limited.

Of course with heavier storms, it is always a good idea to have some plywood on hand to board up windows in preparation or as need. Flying debris during heavy winds can easily shatter windows, exposing your home to outside elements.

These are just a few tips for home and business owners, if you would like more helpful tips please visit our storm damage section or for help with storm damage cleanup call us directly (508)946-2397!

Why Choose SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro?

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Storm Damage Cleanup and Restoration

When you are dealing with storm, flood, and water damage, immediate action is crucial. You should choose the company with storm damage experience and expertise that has the resources and equipment to handle the job. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions.

Have Storm or Flood Damage?
Call Us Today (508) 946-2397

Why Choose SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro?

We're Faster to Any Size Disaster

A fast response is crucial to flooding and storm damage, because it reduces secondary damage and restoration costs. Storms don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. Our technicians will respond immediately, day or night, to help Middleboro business owners and residents.

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We're Highly Trained Storm Damage Specialists

As a leader in storm and water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro has the specialized training and expertise to restore your home back to its pre-storm condition. Our restoration process puts an emphasis on scientific drying techniques, progress monitoring and documentation.

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technicians

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We Have the Resources to Handle Storms and Disasters

When a major storm hits, it may overwhelm local restoration companies. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro can scale our resources by accessing the equipment and personnel of 1,700 Franchises. We can also access Disaster Recovery Teams that specialize in major storms and catastrophic events. 

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Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too, and are proud to be part of the New Bedford community. We are also part of a national network of 1,700 with special Disaster Recover Teams that can respond with additional resources during catastrophic storms and major events.

Water Damage Timeline

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

An immediate response helps to minimize the damage

In many cleaning and restoration situations, like storms immediate action is needed. With over 1,700 U.S. and Canadian Franchise locations, SERVPRO is strategically positioned to be faster to any size emergency. An immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

Water is particularly invasive, quickly spreading throughout your property and being absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, etc. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately.

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Dear Business Owners,

11/14/2016 (Permalink)

We are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service!

Odds are that you know SERVPRO is an industry leader when it comes to commercial fire and water clean-up and restoration. And that we are available to respond to your businesses fire and water emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We also have access to resources of a nationwide network of 1,700 franchises, which means no project is too big for us to handle.

Something that you may not be aware of is that we are so much more than just a fire and water clean-up service! We offer professional services to get your business looking its best. Maybe your office’s carpets could use freshening up, or maybe your restaurant’s kitchen could use a deep cleaning. How dirty are those A/C vents? Imagine how dirty the air ducts are on the inside! We have the right cleaning tools and products to get the job done.

You can depend on SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro to get your workplace looking its very best. Call us today at 508-946-2397.

It's not if, it's when..

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

We trained to respond quickly and efficiently when mitigating your business.

When it comes to life's emergencies, more often than not it is not a matter of IF they will happen- it is WHEN they will happen. You can never fully prevent them from occurring, but home and business owners can however take steps to prepare for and try to prevent disasters that may occur to their property.

An ice dam forms causing your roof to leak, a pipe bursts, a storm blows in dozens of gallons or water..... chances are your home or business may eventually suffer some sort of emergency. SERVPRO professionals are trained to respond quickly and efficiently when mitigating your business. When your home or business is under water, every minute counts. SERVPRO Marion/Middleboro is available and ready to respond 24/7 and make it "Like it never happened". Call us if you need us at 508-946-2397.

The Time to Prepare for a Disaster is Now!

11/11/2016 (Permalink)

Storms can have a devastating effect on the entire community.

In recent years many forms of disasters have affected the U.S. Whether it's flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, blizzards, etc. are all natural disasters that can threaten your home or business.

Storms can have a devastating effect on the entire community. SERVPRO Dartmouth/New Bedford & Marion/Middleboro wants to help you and your family be prepared for an unexpected situation.

The time to prepare for a disaster is now

Here are a few things to take into consideration while preparing an emergency kit. More often than not, during severe weather & storm conditions many businesses and households tend to lose power. Due to heavy winds and the nature of our power line system here in the Northeast; our power seems to be the first thing to go. Forcing us to resort to non-perishable food items and conserving our fresh bottled water.

  • It is recommended to keep at least a 3 day supply (for each member of your household, including pets) of both non-perishable food and bottled water readily available.
  • A battery operated radio is also an important item to keep available to keep up to date on any storm condition warnings or evacuations of your area.
  • Flashlights and plenty of batteries only (candles can be quite dangerous especially during windy conditions and dim lighting).
  • First aid kits, extra clothing, dust masks and duct tape are also important.
  • Keeping a wrench or pliers handy to shut off any utilities if necessary is probably a good idea as well.

 

With a little preparation you can make weathering a storm a little more comfortable and more importantly, safe. Be sure to always follow any safety and/or evacuation protocols issued by your state and/or county.

Mondays Motivation

7/18/2016 (Permalink)

Mondays Motivation- "Stay strong, the storm will pass." Everyday at SERVPRO we meet people that are dealing with a tragedy in their home or business. Whether it's a fire that seemingly destroyed everything or a flooded basement that has them thinking everything's ruined. Our highly trained technicians are not only the best at what they do, they are also some of the most compassionate people you will ever meet. If you don't believe us, feel free to click on our Testimonials tab to see what others are saying about us! We're here 24/7 at 508-999-2380.

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…