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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.  

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!  

The Scoop on Mold

12/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold in home Mold after a water damage

The Scoop on Mold

Mold can be a complicated topic and often goes untreated.  Before you can address the mold in your house, it helps to know a bit about this organism. Mold is a microscopic fungus that travels through the air. Unlike plants, which make their own food, mold eats by dissolving inorganic and organic materials in the environment. In fact, mold often breaks down debris in nature. Yet mold can become problematic when it appears in your home.

Did you know there are several different types of mold?  Some of the most common are:

  • Penicillium
  • Cladosporium
  • Fusarium 
  • Stachybotrys

Stachybotrys is often referred to as toxic or black mold. However, it can also be gray, green or brown.  

All types of mold need water to grow. That is why mold spores often appear in damp areas of your home. A moisture problem, such as a burst pipe, drainage backup or leak, can also lead to mold issues.  Before the mold cleanup begins, the source must be located.  SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro can assist in finding the excess water fueling the infestation.  

Mold will not go away on its own. While drying wet areas will stop the mold from spreading, this step alone does not eliminate the problem.

In fact, because mold is so prevalent, it is impossible to completely remove all spores from your home. Still, any visible clusters of the fungus should be addressed before they lead to further problems.

Simply spraying the mold with bleach will not make the fungus go away. The bleach itself may also be toxic. While there are some safe cleaning products available, you are better off contacting a mold remediation company.  

Black mold can quickly grow and spread in moist areas of your home. Removing the water is the first step of the mold cleanup process. You then should bring in restoration experts to finish the job.

If you experience a water damage it is important that it be treated properly so that mold does not begin to grow.  Call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro at 508-946-2397 to ensure your home is mold free.  

Did you know we also handle hoarding?

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

Did you know we also handle Hoarding?  

Hoarding is a Disorder

The American Psychiatric Association states that people with hoarding disorder excessively save items that others may view as worthless. They have persistent difficulty getting rid of or parting with possessions, leading to clutter that disrupts their ability to use their living or work spaces.Hoarding is not the same as collecting. Collectors look for specific items, such as model cars or stamps, and may organize or display them. People with hoarding disorder often save random items and store them haphazardly. In most cases, they save items that they feel they may need in the future, are valuable or have sentimental value. Some may also feel safer surrounded by the things they save.

What is Hoarding?

Hoarded items are often things others would throw away or look at as junk or garbage such as old newspapers, junk mail or packaging. Hoarding can lead to homes filled with extreme clutter to full capacity from years of accumulation, making living conditions unsanitary and crowded. Bugs, fleas, rats and other vermin may be present, at which point an exterminator would need to be called. At times, hoarding may spread to outside the home as well, to storage facilities, or even the garage or yard.

How can SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro Help?

SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro encounters hoarding situations in several different ways. We may be called to a fire or water loss and find the hoarding situation when we arrive on-site. Hoarding jobs also come through calls from landlords, caseworkers, real estate agents, or family members, often after the death of a loved one.  We communicate with the insurance company regarding the customer's contents coverage, and after approval, contents can be packed out and possibly cleaned, dried, and stored in our temporary storage or discarded.  In these situations, the crew will see if they should look for any items of importance while they clean the job. Sometimes, family members will come and try to help the hoarder sort through their contents as well. Each case is very different, and hoarding jobs are often sensitive situations, but we are Here to Help make it “Like it never even happened.” If you encounter a hoarding situation, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro at 508-946-2397.  

When Everything Else Closes, We Don't - Marion 02738

3/19/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough, when we say we’re open 24/7/365 (366 on leap years) we mean we are open 24/7/365 (and 366 on leap years)! It makes no difference to us if we get a call in the middle of the night, on a weekend, a snow-day, a month-long blizzard, our technicians are still available and Here to Help.

While the times are changing and things may be uncertain, one of the many things we’re proud of is our resiliency and ability to provide a sense of stability when our community needs it most.  During uncertain and ever-changing times, we take the necessary precautions to ensure we are keeping our crews and technicians safe, while also caring for our customers who call us in their time of need. 

Whether you need us for our regular disaster restoration services (although there’s nothing regular about it) for water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, or whether you need us to come in and disinfect your office building or commercial spaceSERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is open and Here to Help. 

SERVPROXIDE™ to the Rescue - Marion - 02718

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

In our pursuit to be the premier cleaning and restoration company in the world, SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough carries a proprietary line of cleaning products and disinfectants for when we are called in for our general cleaning and bio-remediation services. Not only is this a product that is industry-grade and tested, but it also meets the CDC requirements for cleaning certain viruses and pathogens. 

One of the many premier products we use is called SERVPROxide™. 

SERVPROxide™ is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has been approved by the EPA. As with all instances of bio-remediation and emerging pathogens, our technicians are required to wear proper personal protective equipment for their safety.

SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough carries proprietary and industrial-grade cleaning products that are not for sale and are not distributed outside of the SERVPRO franchises. 

For more information about disinfection, call our office at 508-946-2397. 

Water Damage? Just Call SERVPRO! - Rochester 02770

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

When disasters strike, one of the hardest and most important decisions is choosing which restoration company to call. Especially when dealing with water damage, prompt action is crucial. This is why SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough responds instantly and uses specialized drying equipment and techniques for water removal. We’re dedicated to responding immediately to any-sized disaster. Once on-site, we closely monitor and document the drying process to verify your property is dried properly and completely. 

Since we specialize in water damage restoration, we have extensive restoration training with an emphasis on monitoring and documenting the drying process until completion. Our technicians are water damage restoration certified by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification).

Our state-of-the-art equipment helps detect hidden moisture, extract standing water, and thoroughly clean and dry your home and belongings. In the end, we always finish the job with professional deodorization and sanitizing agents for your comfort and safety. 

When disaster strikes your home or business, hire the professionals of SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough and call us today!

Method IN the Madness - Rochester 02576

2/28/2020 (Permalink)

air mover equipment Our specialized drying equipment is put in place to create a "vortex" to efficiently dry out areas affected by water damage.

When water damage strikes, it can feel like chaos has taken over and settled in your home or office. When you call SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough for the water damage restoration, you may think our technicians carelessly place our specialized drying equipment throughout the room. However, the location of each of your equipment is intentional and strategically placed for the most efficient use of drying time.

This means, we just don’t bring our equipment in and set it down, we have a method in the madness of the aftermath of a disaster. Our drying equipment is placed in strategic locations to create a vortex to ensure the drying time is complete and thorough. 

So while you may not understand why our IICRC certified technicians are moving around our equipment during the drying process, it’s important that our LGRs, dehumidifiers, and air movers are strategically placed to minimize the drying time.

When you choose SERVPRO of Marion Middleborough for your loss, you're not just getting specialized equipment. You're getting specially trained technicians who know how to handle this specialized equipment. That's why so many choose us when it water damage hits. 

When It Counts, Choose the One You Can Count On - Acushnet 02743

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

Some decisions are as irrelevant as choosing between lilac and lavender, tan or sand; meaning, in the grand scheme of events, they don’t carry as much weight as the decision between which restoration company to choose when your home or office suffers a disaster. 

In events like these, the future of your residence or commercial space hangs in the balance. Depending on the company you choose, you could get premier service, help that is available 24/7/366, and IICRC certified technicians who know what they’re doing. In which case, you’d be choosing SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough, the best choice for clean-up and disaster restoration. Not only will you have access to the aforementioned service, but you’ll also have a nationwide team that comes together when large losses take place. 

That’s why, whether it’s flooding in your basement, or in your city, SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is who you trust to make it, “Like it never even happened.”

Document Restoration? We Can Help.

1/8/2020 (Permalink)

Ever think of what happens to the important documentation in a home or office that suffers a disaster?

Well, we do! This is why in addition to disaster restoration services, we also offer document restoration! In the event of a disaster, it’s likely important documents, photos, and even yearbooks are damaged. If they’re not kept in a fire and waterproof safe or filing cabinet, these materials are subjected to the same elements as your home or office when a disaster strikes, such as water damage. 

While one may think those documents will never be restored to their original, preloss condition, SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough thinks otherwise. By utilizing vacuum freezing techniques, IICRC certified and HIPPA compliant technicians are able to restore water-damaged documentation. Basically making it, “Like it never even happened.”

Hopefully, you’re never in a situation where you would need to utilize any of our disaster restoration services, but if you are, you can rest assured we got you covered and we are Here to Help. 

Who You Gonna Call? - Marion 02738

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

In the midst of a disaster, the only thing a home or business owner is focused on is choosing the right restoration company to come in, clean-up, and get them back to preloss condition as soon as possible. 

While there are many options for disaster and restoration companies, you deserve to work with the best. Which is why SERVPRO of Marion / Middleborough is here to help. Not only are we the premier restoration company in the world. We are also the best clean-up and restoration company in the South Coast, voted by the people of the South Coast!

Don’t leave your disaster to just any clean-up and restoration company. Work with the best, and expect the best. Our IICRC certified and specially trained technicians are available 24/7/366 to make your disaster, “Like it never even happened.”

Check out Our Fleet!

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

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…

Dirty Carpets? We Can Fix That

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

A Carpet after the SERVPRO Standard of Cleaning

Did you know? We do Carpet Cleaning!

Check out this carpet cleaning job we did, can you believe how clean it is? Your carpet could look this good too after SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough is done with it!

Carpet cleaning is an important routine that you don't want to ignore. Dirt hides in the deepest fibers of the material and is an important contributor in the shelf life of your investment. Because constant changing of your carpet is expensive, you have to take care of it to save money. It is important to keep it clean at all times. 

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…

The SERVPRO Standard

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

WHY SERVPRO

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

Tips on Buying a Home

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Make sure your future home is in good condition before and after purchase

Buying a house is easy and fun, right?

Buying and selling real estate can be fun I suppose, but it can also unearth a number of issues with the properties. Previous owners may have had pets that left stains on carpets, or were heavy smokers and there is staining and the smell is just lingering. SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough has partnered with many local Realtors to make sure that the homes being sold and purchased in our area are move in ready.

If you’re looking to sell your home and just want to have the carpets freshened up for the new owner, we can usually provide service with about a week notice. Maybe you just purchased a new home and you want to make sure the duct work is clean and allergen free, we can take care of that as well.

If you’re a real estate agent, keep us in mind for your clients’ needs. We offer many services, such as mold remediation and nicotine cleaning, to help your real estate transactions go off without a hitch.

We're only a phone call away at 508-946-2397!

Be Prepared for WHEN it Happens...

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

It's not IF, it's WHEN

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 of Marion/Middleborough is available and ready to respond 24/7 and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us if you need us at 508-946-2397.

The SERVPRO Advantage

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Know the right choice, know SERVPRO of Marion/Middleborough

“Hi, I need to file a claim” 

The dreaded words no insurance agent or adjuster wants to hear because it usually means an accident or disaster has happened to your customer. After checking to see if they are alright, you will then begin to make some calls to make sure your customer is well taken care when they need you most. So how do you choose who to call when your customer is depending on you to make their disaster disappear? 

By choosing SERVPRO Marion/Middleboro, your customer can rest in knowing that although damage is done, it’s certainly not irreversible. Since restoration is our first priority, we work by the rule to “Restore whenever possible, replace only when necessary.” At SERVPRO, our professionals conduct pretesting to determine the restorability of every loss. 

Our restore vs. replace approach guarantees a faster turnaround time that will get your customer back in their home quicker while also reducing the amount of claim costs. As an insurance professional, you’ll also appreciate holding us to our word through our transparent itemized loss inventory in an Excel formatted report. This report also includes photos of important items so you’ll know exactly what work was performed. 

In addition to our itemized loss inventory, our Claims Information Center provides you with all of the necessary information to make the right decisions such as:

  • A Complete Electronic Job File
    • First Notice of Loss
    • Detailed Estimate
    • Digital Loss Photos
    • Scanned Forms and Paperwork
    • All delivered by email or hard copy
  • Access to All Files
    • New Assignments
    • Pending Jobs
    • Completed Jobs

With so many advantages and services SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro offers, it’s easy to see why we are the preferred disaster restoration company for so many insurance agencies. You and your customer can rest assured knowing our trained IICRC professionals are on the job and making your customer’s disaster “Like it never even happened.” 

How to tell if Your Hot Water Heater is going bad

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Does your hot water heater look like this? It maybe time to replace it

Is your Hot Water Heater on it's way out?

Hot water heaters will typically last you between 10-15 years. When internal components become corroded and mineral build up occurs, your heater can begin to leak. Without correction, this small leak can turn into something more serious – and you may find yourself with a basement full of water. Below are some telltale signs that your hot water heater is on its way out, and some simple maintenance you can do to prevent disaster.

  1. Check

Check for power if there is no hot water. While no hot water can be a sure sign that the water heater has failed, it could also mean the pilot light is out or the circuit breaker tripped.

  1. Examine

Examine the water that comes out of the hot faucet. If it appears rusty, this signals an upcoming failure of your water heater. Look for signs of muddy water or increased sediment in the water tank. Attach a hose to the drainage bib on the water heater, turn the unit off and drain it to examine its contents. Muddy water or increased sediment signals a potential failure of your water heater. When flushing the water heater, remember that the water that comes out of the hose bib at the front of the water heater is going to be extremely hot, as it will not be mixed with cold water. Use caution when flushing the water heater to avoid getting burned. Smell or taste the water. If the hot water has a metallic taste to it, this indicates that the water heater is close to breaking down.

  1. Listen

Pay attention to the noises your water heater makes. While there will be normal sounds as the water heats, loud cracks and pops indicate an interaction between the heating elements inside the heater and the scale and mineral deposits built up on them.

  1. Address

Take immediate action if you see leaking water around the water heater where none has leaked before. Disconnect the electricity or turn off the gas to the unit and let the water cool down before attempting to remove and replace the water heater. Leaking water indicates an internal failure in the water heater.

*Information Courtesy of SF Gate - Home Guides