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Commercial Property Cleaning

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Property Cleaning Commercial Building Cleaning

When you call SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough for your commercial property cleaning needs, we will be ready to do the job. SERVPRO has the equipment, skilled technicians and experience to give you excellent results, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough knows and understands that the job has to be done efficiently while meeting your high standards. SERVPRO knows that sometimes your facility needs more than what your janitorial staff can handle. SERVPRO can deep clean floors and carpeting making your facility shine. SERVPRO Shrewsbury/Westborough is also ready to help with other cleaning services that include:

  • Air Ducts
  • Biohazard
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Floors, and Walls
  • Document Restoration
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal
  • Sewage
  • Trauma and Crime Scene
  • Vandalism

Remember using SERVPRO’s industry approved steps along with high industry standards your facility will be looking its very best. Call us today!

Here to Help Westborough Homes and Businesses

3/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Here to Help Westborough Homes and Businesses Carpet blocks prevent water from wicking up furniture and staining carpets

When water leaks in a business or home it can quickly seep into, walls, baseboards, flooring and carpet. This ultimately can cause havoc to the home or business owner.   SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough knows how troublesome water damages can be. Not only are water leaks disruptive, but can possibly disrupt a business for days and even weeks. Having your business closed can also effect revenues which could lead to a business closing.

The first 24 hours after a water loss is the most critical time to prevent damage. Our professionally trained technicians will be at your site quickly to ensure your water damage is handled properly. Until help arrives, listed below are a few helpful safety and damage prevention tips.

  • Turn off circuit breakers near saturated areas
  • Do not use a vacuum cleaner to remove water
  • Place blocks of aluminum foil under furniture legs to prevent indents
  • Move all valuables to a dry area

Remember to call SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough for all your fire, water and mold restoration services.

Shrewsbury Storm Damage Preparedness

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Shrewsbury Storm Damage Preparedness Water seeps into a Shrewsbury home after a storm.

When your Shrewsbury home has water damage from flooding or leaks, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property. The water removal and water cleanup process is completed step by step by our highly trained technicians. The entire drying process is documented to meet SERVPRO’s high standards and yours. In the end, the documentation validates that your property has been thoroughly dried. At SERVPRO we strive for excellence in our work and customer service. The following steps ensure our service.

  • Step 1 –Establish the emergency contact
  • Step 2 – Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
  • Step 3 – Water Removal / Water Extraction
  • Step 4 – Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5 – Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 6 – Restoration

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough will restore your home or business to pre-water damage condition. At SERVPRO Shrewsbury/Westborough we can also help with repairs and rebuild.

Be Prepared for a Storm

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Be Prepared for a Storm Be Prepared for a Westborough Storm!

In Westborough we do not often encounter a lot of storms, however, when we do SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough wants you to be prepared. Being ready is the key to keep you and your family safe from the elements. The tips listed below will help you be ready for whatever mother nature sends our way.

  • Check your local weather for storm updates
  • Have flashlights handy and plenty of batteries
  • Keep your cell phone well charged
  • Stay away from glass doors and windows, strong winds can shatter glass
  • Store anything that may blow away
  • Have plenty of bottled water and dry food on hand
  • Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed will make them less wind resistant
  • Avoid showering or taking a bath during a storm
  • Avoid using electricity

If you need restoration services the process begins when you call SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough. Our experienced team will guide you through the entire restoration process. SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is available 24/7 for all your emergency restoration needs. Please call us at 508-393-7898.

Fire Damage Response in Grafton

3/7/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Response in Grafton Soot damages a Grafton bathroom after a fire.

After a fire occurs, the first 48 hours is critical and can make a difference in restoring or replacing your personal belongings and property. SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough can help every step of the way.   SERVPRO’s 1-4-8 Service Response Guidelines can help long term problems from fire damage. SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough provides a concise response to mitigation services. We provide fire, soot, smoke removal, contents claims and document restoration. All of these services help to make sure your belongings and treasures are restored to preloss condition whenever possible. SERVPRO understands the sentimental attachment you have and will do their best to restore them. SERVPRO is always there to help, making it "Like it never even happened." SERVPRO is independently owned and operated providing 24/7 emergency services for fire, water and mold restoration services. Any questions, please call us at 508-393-7898.

So you have mold - now what?

1/24/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation So you have mold - now what? Mold on the wall of a bedroom in Upton, MA

So you have identified Mold in your home.  Now what?  Mold can cause serious illness and property damage so do not dismiss it as not a big deal.   Mold can destroy furnishings, and belongings, and cause mild to serious health consequences to those exposed.   Here are some tips!

·         Call your insurance agent immediately to report a suspected claim. With a flood or pipe burst claim, calling in the SERVPRO team in within the first 48 hours to begin drying out property can be crucial to preventing or containing mold growth.

·         Always review your policy so that you understand your coverage.  Review the "declarations page," which tells you the coverages you have, the policy limits for each coverage, and the effective dates of the policy.

·         Take any necessary emergency measures to protect the building and personal property from any further damage; however, do not throw anything away until you have the permission of the insurance company, and you have documented its condition. In mold claims you may need to hang on to mold contaminated items until they can be sampled by a lab for mold content. If in doubt, wrap the items in plastic or seal them in a plastic bag and store them.

·         If you have serious concerns call a local Microbiologist.  They can come to your home to conduct tests to let you know exactly what types of spores are in your home. Call us here at SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough and we would be happy to refer you to someone before we come in and remediate the Mold.

Restoring Fire Damaged Contents And Personal Belongings In Westborough

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Fire Damaged Contents And Personal Belongings In Westborough SERVPRO Even Uses Brooms for Fire Damage Cleanup in Westborough

SERVPRO Provides Many Techniques for Cleaning Possessions After a Fire & Smoke Event

Surviving a fire is an ordeal that may seem endless even as the restoration work begins. Faced with the sheer quantity of items in your house coated with soot and soaked in water or chemical firefighting residues you want to throw everything out and just start over again. This approach is often more costly, discards memories, and can be much more disruptive to the overall recovery process.
 
Our experienced and compassionate team members responding to your Westborough fire damage master many efficient recovery strategies during their IICRC training. Their skill in transforming what seems ruined back to a preloss condition is a powerful motivation for you to reconsider restoration as you work with us to plan your post-fire agenda.
 
SERVPRO offers the following IICRC certified services when cleaning and restoring your home’s fixtures and your personal possessions.
 
Dry Cleaning
Fires produce a variety of substances during combustion. Ash and light soot may spread throughout your home but frequently resolves entirely with dry sponging, brushing, and vacuuming with HEPA filter-fitted equipment. Dry cleaning can also rejuvenate clothing and decor fabrics such as draperies, throws, pillows, and linens. Choose a dry cleaner experienced with fire damage.
 
Wet Cleaning
More substantial and water-based residues often respond well to a wet cleaning method. The objects come clean with a combination of saturation and agitation appropriate to the material involved. Water or a water and cleaner mixture dissolves and lifts the residue off. Washable fabric laundering and dishwashing are just two of many examples of this type of cleaning. Ask us about our Esporta Washing System.
 
Spray And Wipe
SERVPRO developed cleansers in diluted solutions applied with a spray bottle loosen coatings and debris on non-porous surfaces. The cleaning solution and the residue are washed away with a soft cloth. This method is commonly used for appliances, non-porous furniture frames and surfaces, walls, tile, hoods, woodwork, floors, and a host of other appropriate items that cannot be saturated without harm or for which saturation is impractical.
 
Foam Cleaning
Upholstery, mattresses and box springs, and fabrics that are permanently affixed to walls or trim respond well to an airy cleansing foam lightly applied with a brush. The foam dissolves and latches on to fire debris, and subsequent passes with a clean brush removes both foam and soot.
 
Abrasive Cleaning
SERVPRO crews attack the sticky, strongly adhered coatings of grease and electrical or chemical fires with an abrasive cleaning strategy. Care not to damage the underlying surface is necessary, but cream cleansers with abrasive ingredients, textured cloths, and sponges, or a combination remove the unsightly residues in many cases. The training our technicians receive guards against unnecessary secondary harm to the objects cleaned.
 
Immersion Cleaning--Ultrasonic
A tub of a cleaning solution is the answer for items that can soak in water or solvent-based liquid. Rinsed off, the solution and sooty dirt stay in the tub, the objects restored. This method is excellent for decorative or personal possessions with intricate surfaces that can trap the fire residues. Ultrasonic cleaning is a specialized process that uses high-frequency sound waves to dislodge the coatings. Small, rapidly moving bubbles gently remove residues from belongings. SERVPRO technicians are certified in this cleaning methodology. Jewelry, knick-knacks, window blinds, and toys are some of the belongings that benefit from immersion cleaning.
 
SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough offers a broad range of options for your fire restoration and cleaning needs. Call us at (508) 393-7898 to see how we can help.

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Hazardous Waste Filled Flood Damage During Seasonal Downpours in Grafton

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Hazardous Waste Filled Flood Damage During Seasonal Downpours in Grafton Flooding can cause a great deal of damage very quickly. Luckily SERVPRO's response team is standing by to dry out your property after a disaster.

SERVPRO Remediates Flooding in Your Home That Stems From Many Sources

More often today in the news all over the country we read reports of “once in a century” rainfalls and catastrophic flash floods. Our area is no exception to this phenomenon, and residents find themselves coping with unexpected quantities of water in basements and lower levels. The answer to the crisis of flash flooding in Grafton is a reliable and experienced water removal and remediation company.
 
The late summer into fall defines the hurricane season on the east coast, including storms inland around Grafton that bring torrential rains and flood damage. The highly developed central Massachusetts area struggles with adequate drainage when many inches of rain fall in a short time. Local sewer systems are unable to handle the vast amount of water runoff, causing residents to find excess water inside their homes. We monitor the potential for flooding in our community and are ready to answer with constructive action fast when you call.
 
A serious problem arises if sewage backs up into your home, a consequence to the glut of water racing across pavements and into the city’s drainage system. SERVPRO and our technicians are certified to respond to and appropriately manage the dirty water rising in the depths of your home. Standing water inside your home is categorized from clean to slightly contaminated, or gray, all the way to severely compromised, or black. When sewage pushes back into your home, the water must be considered black, potentially containing bloodborne pathogens, dangerous chemicals, and other hazardous materials including dead animals and human urine and feces.
 
SERVPRO technicians receive advanced training in the safe collection and disposal of gray and black water. Clad in personal protective gear, our crews use powerful pumping and extraction equipment to remove the dirty mix of rainwater and sewage, contain it, and dispose of it properly.
 
Care must be taken after the majority of the tainted water is gone to sanitize the flooded area and then dry it thoroughly. If personal belongings, carpeting, or furnishings were soaked with the toxic moisture, SERVPRO employees help you determine what can withstand effective antimicrobial treatments and what must be discarded because of the risk of harm to health or safety.
 
Flash flood damage can be overwhelming. SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough can help sort through your options and provide high-quality remediation services. Our staff awaits your call at (508) 393-7898.
 
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Mold Damage on Plastic Items in Grafton Homes

10/13/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage on Plastic Items in Grafton Homes A closed plastic water bottle with small traces of dirt inside can grow mold.

Beware of the Different Surfaces Mold Can Grow On

Mold is a repulsive and potentially dangerous fungus that normally grows on porous materials such as grout, plaster, wood, and fabrics. However, under the right conditions, mold growth can also occur on semi-porous and non-porous materials such as metal, glass, and even plastic.

If you find mold growing on any plastic items, SERVPRO can help eradicate it. We have a team of IICRC-certified mold damage remediation experts in Grafton who are highly skilled and highly experienced. Our tools and products are designed to reverse mold growth on any surface quickly and efficiently.

The speed at which mold damage occurs depends on a number of factors. Moisture, in particular, must be present on the plastic surface. Since some plastics are semi-porous (such as shower curtains) while others are non-porous (such as food containers), not all plastics can support mold growth as quickly or as efficiently. Semi-porous surfaces tend to trap moisture for a longer period than non-porous surfaces, thus making them more susceptible to mold damage.

For mold growth to occur on a non-porous surface, there must be a consistent source of moisture present (such as a puddle of water). SERVPRO water damage restoration professionals can fix this source to prevent future growth. Mold also requires a source of nutrient to thrive. Since plastic does not contain natural nutrients such as cellulose, mold spores rely on dirt, old food particles, or soil to acquire enough nutrients. For example, it might grow inside an old plastic water bottle with traces of dirt, or inside a plastic container where some rotting food remains.

Other factors can also determine the speed at which mold damage happens on plastic. For example, poor circulation or high humidity in the house can support mold growth. Ideally, the cleanliness of the general environment is important, since dirt and dust in the air can land on the plastic and provide more soil for mold spores to thrive. Temperature also plays a role in mold growth, as the fungus grows more speedily at high temperatures.

If mold growth is affecting your overall indoor air quality, you can count on SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough to control the mold damage. We have the expertise to handle your restoration needs, and we are available 24/7, every day of the week. Call us today at (508) 393-7898.

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Water Removal for Your Flooded Basement in Grafton

9/29/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal for Your Flooded Basement in Grafton A flood in your basement can weaken the foundation causing the walls to crack or warp, if you discover water in your home, call SERVPRO.

Quick and Thorough Water Removal Services

Your basement can flood for various reasons, including faulty drainage, broken pipes, or another leak. Unless the water is extracted right away, the damage to your property is imminent, and the potential for mildew and mold growth is a genuine concern for you and your family in Grafton.

There is no time to shop around when your basement floods. You need professional water removal immediately to protect your Grafton home. SERVPRO can handle your emergency as safely, quickly, and efficiently as possible. We are always committed to a fast response time and extraction which is quick and thorough, plus complete drying and cleaning afterward so your basement is restored to its original condition.

SERVPRO is a full-service water damage restoration company. We treat each call with the urgency it deserves, and we begin the water removal process in a short amount of time. Our professionally trained crew takes specific steps to ensure your basement is taken care of properly.

Upon arrival to your home, we conduct an initial assessment of the area affected and shut down the power if necessary. A detailed inspection is performed to figure out how severe the water damage is, then we identify the entry point or source of the leak and categorize the water type. Once the scope of the water damage is determined, we go over our plans for remediation before we begin anything. We want you to feel comfortable with all that is going on.

Our equipment and submersible pumps are state-of-the-art and remove water quickly. Since moisture can stay hidden inside walls and under floors, we also inspect further for dampness and damage using moisture meters and other specialized equipment. Industrial-grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers make sure that your basement is fully dry and safe, and all the air-borne contaminants are eliminated.

Water in your basement can weaken your foundation, warping and cracking the walls it supports. Dampness from the water and humidity in your basement can cause mold growth, and you can experience electrical problems as well, making your basement very unsafe.

Allow SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough to take care of your water removal needs in your basement in the regions of Northborough, Shrewsbury, and Grafton. We return it to a safe place to work and play in a short amount of time when you call us at (508) 393-7898

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