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Don't Let Your Westborough Business Let Sidelined By Flooding or Water Damage

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

We’ve all been working hard toward reopening business, getting back to (the new) normal. In these unprecedented times, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough understands you have enough concerns without worrying about flooding or water damage striking your business. Downtime in your place of business could be devastating to your bottom line. We make it a priority to work alongside your business to reduce this downtime dramatically so that you can reopen the doors to a safe environment.

If water is wreaking havoc in your commercial structure, lean on us to bail you out!

Commercial Water Restoration Presents Unique Challenges

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough has the training, experience, and equipment to handle large commercial flooding or water damage emergencies. We will respond quickly to mitigate the damage and manage the restoration project through to its completion. 
Learn more about Learn more about our training and certifications..

  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • Odor Control Technician
  • Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

Water Damage or Flooding? Call Us Today (508) 393-7898

BE PROACTIVE, NOT REACTIVE

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo We're Here to Help & Just a Call Away 508-393-7898

A worst-case disaster scenario involving fire or water damage can seem unthinkable until it suddenly becomes a reality. In the aftermath of a disaster, a quick response time by a disaster recovery company such as SERVPRO® can help minimize property damage.

Business owners need to have a quick and convenient emergency disaster plan that connects them with vendors, necessary contacts, and pertinent information when disaster strikes. The SERVPRO Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) is a respected industry tool during a disaster event. An ERP is so valuable, that in the midst of the confusion and panic that often surround a disaster, an owner or manager can be provided a sense of calm and clarity in reaching out for expert help.

When building an emergency plan, there are four keys to remember.

1. Identify your facility’s greatest threats in order to assess the overall severity of the event.

During this discovery mode, what are your greatest threats (i.e. fires, tornadoes, floods, etc.)? Look at your locations. Do you have any that would be in a “tornado alley,” at risk for hurricane damage, or subject to deep freezing temperatures? Try to think outside the box, without becoming a doomsday prepper!

2. Document all vital information and establish clear communication activities.

An ERP needs to contain critical property information that can help speed up response time after a disaster occurs. Consider including any documented prior loss history, identify and label utility shut off locations, and prioritize your key contacts. Prior loss history can provide first responders and restoration vendors with historical information on your facility’s condition. Proper utility identification will allow for quicker response times for emergency shut off, requests and key contact information is vital to starting the recovery process, allowing you to quickly contact key personnel and answer priority questions.

3. Practice! Practice! Practice! There is no “textbook” event, so expect the unexpected.

You should conduct practice sessions to make sure everyone is clear on the process. Always have clear evacuation routes in your ERP, and set a distribution chain for your disaster recovery plan amongst key contacts and various locations.

4. Keep it updated, and have all necessary information communicated with your insurance company and emergency restoration vendors.

The best way for the recovery to begin is remaining proactive by always keeping your ERP updated. Your SERVPRO representative can help keep your ERP up-to-date. People will come and go, updates will be made to the facility, and utilities can change. This should be a dynamic document that changes as your business does. If you don’t keep it updated, you’ll be several steps behind when disaster strikes. 

As Religious Institutions Begin to Open Their Doors Again SERVPRO is Here to Help

6/1/2020 (Permalink)

Close up of Church Pews Ready for whatever happens.® SERVPRO® professionals are trained in adhering to the highest ?cleaning standards.

Religious institutions play a vital role in leading, inspiring and guiding people.Allow us to help protect what matters most. We are Here to Help.  SERVPRO® is being called on by numerous businesses and institutions to perform the necessary bioremediation services to clean and disinfect their properties. SERVPRO® uses EPA approved products and follows the CDC guidelines for cleanup practices.   Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes way beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. This is proactive viral pathogen cleaning. As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration,** we stand on over 50 years of experience and expertise so you can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean for all Americans – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  If you are interested in inquiring about our services we are here to help® - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while life gets back to normal in the communities we all call home. 508-393-7898

Does Your Westborough Area Business Have an Emergency Plan?

3/5/2020 (Permalink)

It is estimated that up to 50% of businesses that close due to a disaster, such as fire and flood never reopen

Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. Pre-planning can serve as an insurance policy aimed at peace of mind. And knowing you are “Ready for whatever happens” speaks trust to your clients and employees that, in the event your business is affected by a disaster, they don’t necessarily have to be.

Are You “Ready for Whatever Happens?”

Many businesses have an emergency contingency plan in place, but few have a plan to get back into their buildings following a disaster. By developing a SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business. SERVPRO® is a leader in water and fire damage response and can help you quickly get your property back in working order.

Be Prepared. SERVPRO® Emergency READY Profile

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
    This means there is no need to allocate funds, giving you a great value at no cost.
  • A concise Profile Document that contains only the critical information needed in the event of an emergency.
    It will only take a little time to complete and will not take you away from current projects. But it will save a lot of time if ever needed.
  • A guide to help you get back into your building following a disaster.
    This can help minimize the amount of time your business is inactive by having an immediate plan of action.
  • Establishes your local SERVPRO® Franchise Professional as your disaster mitigation and restoration provider.
    You have a provider that is recognized as an industry leader and close by.
  • Identification of the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
    This saves time so we can begin the work of mitigating the damage which can save you time and money.
  • SERVPRO® is a sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready Rating™ program.
    A free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas and priority contact information.
    Having a quick reference of what to do, how to do it and who to call provides solutions in advance of an emergency so that during the emergency you are “Ready for whatever happens.”

Ready to Get Started? Call for a No Cost Assessment. 508-393-7898

Restoring Your Shrewsbury Commercial Property After A Water Damage Event

2/3/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Tech and man in sports coat talking in an office setting Commercial Water Damage Events Present Unique Challenges

Flooding and water damage events at Shrewsbury commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/ Westborough

SERVPRO of Shrew specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

Need your Air Ducts cleaned!? SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough Even Does That!

8/22/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is NADCA Certified.

In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all Commercial properties or homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • pets
  • occupants with allergies or asthma
  • cigarette or cigar smoke
  • water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • home renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

Rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home or office. The system takes air in and breathes air out.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is always here to help with our 24/7 emergency services to light general cleanings we are the pros call us at (508)757-7885.

Commercial Mold Remediation from Local Apartment Building.

7/2/2019 (Permalink)

Severe Mold and water damage to wall and floor This picture above shows mold growth that has been forming behind a apartment sink for years!

Whether you are in need of basement mold removal in your Shrewsbury / Westborough home or commercial building, there is no mold or odor issue too complex for SERVPRO. Your mold remediation will begin when one of our highly-skilled professionals comes to your home to conduct a mold inspection. If mold is detected from there, we will create a custom solution to eliminate your mold and odor problem.

At SERVPRO our patented ultra-mist technology is applied quickly and dries in just minutes leaving no residue. Once the remediation is applied, you can get back to your space in just 15 minutes. The professionals at SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough will work diligently to eradicate your mold problem with little interruption to your daily routine.

Don't delay in addressing your mold and odor issue. Contact the experts at(508) 757-7885 for a safe and quick solution.

Commercial Water Removal Can Mitigate Damage from Flooding in Your Grafton Antique Shop

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO quickly to save your artifacts from damage after storm or water damage event.

SERVPRO Technicians Take Great Care When Dealing with Delicate Items

Antiques are high on many people's list of the more interesting things in life – the ability to see how generations of the past lived and functioned satisfies the curiosity of many people. Others also believe that things today are not made as well as they used to be, and find that they prefer antique items over more recently made equivalents. This creates a strong market for the antiques business. Damage to your inventory can create irreparable losses, simply due to the scarcity of the items comprising your stock. 
 
When your Grafton location experiences flooding, you need commercial water removal efforts to begin immediately. This is the best and most thorough way to protect your investment. Saving the most delicate items may not always be possible, but when efforts to remove water begin earlier, much more damage is prevented. We know that items such as letters, photographs, books, and even items that are special because of the autograph they carry may be damaged, so we will do our part in providing adequate descriptions of these items, aiding you in the process of recovering those losses through your insurance carrier. 
 
Our Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) knows the complexities involved in regaining a dry state, even when many different items are involved. Because the time periods involved most likely are spread out over several decades at a minimum, we know that we must work as quickly as possible to provide you with the best results. Preserving the patina that shows use and age while also preserving the piece as a whole is something that only an expert can do successfully after a flood situation, regardless of the source of water. Flooding from external sources can create a mess no matter what business type you are involved in, of course, but internal sources can create inventory losses in settings where priceless antiques are displayed that other businesses might not face. Commercial water removal includes even the smallest stock items. 
 
Preserving years' worth of inventory and protecting your financial security is something you cannot afford to skimp on. Call us, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough at (508) 757-7885, for any size disaster and we can help you protect your assets with commercial water removal services.

Keeping Water Damage away from your Business

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

Business Hallway floor with severe water damage This pictures shows just what water damage can really do! DON'T LET THIS BE YOUR BUSINESS! Call SERVPRO of Shrewsbury Westborough (508)757-7885.

Commercial Losses from Leaks and Damaging Water Accumulations Can Be Mitigated by SERVPRO

Water damage in your company can be a devastating event. it can be expensive to get it cleaned up but also slows down or even closes your business operations for the time being. Weather you are sending employees home during the cleanup, managing the distraction, or losing records and equipment, water damage inevitably causes a big hit to your business. There are some  things you can do to help you prevent water damage from occurring you should know. However, if any emergency still arises, SERVPRO can extract the water, clean up the mess, and restore your company efficiently and promptly. 

Things to Look for to Help Water Damage Prevention:

-Musty smells 

-Running water sounds - even when all water is shut off

The Usual Problems 

Figuring out where water can originate goes a long way in prevention water damage to your business. Some possible water sources to check out include:

Appliances

Common sources of water damage include air conditioner units, water heaters, clothes washer, refrigerators, and dishwashers. The age of these devices is a big factor. Over time, for example, appliances which make condensation can rust, increasing chances for a leak. Water supply hoses can develop leaks well. Hundreds of gallons of water can flow, creating significant damage to your building and the property inside. Waterlogged rugs, and desks can become a financial hardship. when this happens, SERVPRO can help you salvage much of the items inside, besides drying out your business and repairing the damage. Off-site cleaning in esporta industrial washing machines can salvage inventory. 

Drains and Pipes 

Your plumbing system can become clogged, leading to appliences that overflow such as sinks, toilets, and your washing machines. Kitchen sinks can have grease buildup, while the accumulation of lint dryers and roots in sewer lines are other reasons for clogs. Pipes can also freeze in the wintertime, burst, and damage your building and the property inside. A 1/8-inch crack can flood your property with up to two hundred fifty gallons of water per day. 

Roofing

Missing, deteriorated, or damaged materials on your roof and ice dams let water enter through your roof and damage walls, ceilings, and floors. Attic ventilation and insulation which is insufficient speeds up the decay of the roof, contributing ice dams forming. exposure to snow, wind, rain, ice and foot traffic also affects the ability of the roof to keep water out. Many factors can contribute to closing your doors to your clients and customers. 

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is HERE TO HELP.®

Regular maintenance of these areas in your building can prevent water damage. If you still experience a water emergency, SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is fully capable of fixing the problem, drying your business out and salvaging any property possible. We do it all with care and regard for you as a business owner. 24/7 and we are available any time you need us, day or night when you call us at (508)757-7885 

Commercial Property Cleaning

3/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial property cleaning can be made a breeze! Call SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough today! (508)757-7885.

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!

Speedy Water Removal from Your Grafton Hostelry

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Your guests look for a well-maintained hotel room when they travel. Contact SERVPRO after a water damage event for quick arrival and remediation.

Our Technicians Arrive Promptly to Dry Out Your Commercial Property After a Water Damage Event

Inns and hotels are always at risk for water connected losses. Each features dozens of guest rooms and suites, all with showers, tubs, and sinks. Laundry facilities, pools and hot tubs, kitchens, and firefighting sprinkler systems are everywhere in lodgings and increase the likelihood of water filling areas by negligence or accident. To protect guests and your business, hiring a company familiar and competent with removing water is crucial when a disaster occurs. 
 
A bachelor party got out of hand, filling a suite of guest rooms with water from an overflowing spa. Immediate water removal limits the commercial water damage done to your Grafton hotel. The affected rooms are only part of the area threatened as water migrates throughout the levels and down the halls if not extracted fast. Our crews arrive with commercial grade pumps and wet vacuums on board the service vehicles, ready to tackle even significant water removal tasks. If the power is interrupted within your property because of the risk of shock, our truck-mounted equipment is self-powered and allows us to get to work right away. 
 
Water from a shower or tub may appear clean, but it is considered gray, or slightly contaminated. The presence of soaps, oils, and other substances encourages microbial growth and must be removed, contained, and discarded according to local hazardous waste codes. SERVPRO technicians train extensively to manage this type of water removal complication effortlessly. Depending on the depth of the standing water we use submersible pumps first, or high-efficiency extractors to pull most of the water from where it collected. Carpeting gets a thorough treatment with the wet vacuums, carefully executed by our trained staff so that the fabric remains unstretched and the fibers do not pull away from the backing. 
 
As crew members work on positioning air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce moisture remaining in the previously flooded suite, other SERVPRO employees search for evidence that water leaked down a floor or into an adjoining room. Catching this water incursion quickly and drying out these adjacent areas completely is essential to prevent lingering wetness contributing to secondary damage like mold growth or structural deterioration. We use precise moisture meters to inform our drying goals, ensuring that all structures and fixtures receive proper drying before we release areas back to guest use. 
 
SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough remains unfazed by even the most unusual ways water comes to fill a commercial area. Our focus is fast and reliable restoration, assessment and implementation with no added judgment, scheduled by just a call to (508) 757-7885.

For more information about the City of Grafton, Massachusetts visit: https://www.grafton-ma.gov/

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough even cleans Air Ducts!

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

In addition to normal accumulations of dust and dirt found in all Commercial properties or homes with air ducts, there are several other factors that can increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning:

  • pets
  • occupants with allergies or asthma
  • cigarette or cigar smoke
  • water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system
  • home renovation or remodeling projects

Some occupants are more sensitive to these contaminants than others. Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as young children and the elderly tend to be more susceptible to the types of poor indoor air quality that air duct cleaning can help address.

Rule of thumb for consumers is that “if your air ducts look dirty, they probably are,” and that dirty HVAC systems should be inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Indoor air quality is one concern that homeowners have when they decide to investigate air duct cleaning. Your heating and cooling system is the lungs of your home or office. The system takes air in and breathes air out.

Through normal occupation in a home, we generate a great deal of contaminants and air pollutants, such as dander, dust, and chemicals. These contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and re-circulated 5 to 7 times per day, on average. Over time, this re-circulation causes a build-up of contaminants in the duct work.

While dirty ducts don’t necessarily mean unhealthy air in your home, school or workplace, they may be contributing to larger health issues or harboring contaminants that could cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders or some environmental allergies.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. Contaminants in the heating and cooling system cause it to work harder and shorten the life of your system. Although filters are used, the heating and cooling system still gets dirty through normal use.

When an HVAC system is clean, it doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain the temperature you desire. As a result, less energy is used, leading to improved cost-effectiveness.

SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is always here to help with our 24/7 emergency services to light general cleanings we are the pros call us at (508)757-7885.

Request Mold Damage Remediation Services to Protect Your Restaurant Today

7/16/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Technicians Arrive to Your Business Location Quickly to Begin Remediation Efforts

Even a small amount of mold in your restaurant can lead to huge problems. If the odor does not drive your customers away, the view definitely can. What you need is an experienced specialist with advanced training and equipment to get the job done right. 
  
Fast-growing fungus or commercial mold damage growing in your Grafton area restaurant can produce some downright destructive results. It can start anywhere in your building and lead to significant problems and eventually cause you to close your doors for good. However, you can get help the help you need to prevent any of this happening, protect your business and your customers in one fell swoop. 
  
SERVPRO stops mold in its tracks, using containment methods, quality equipment, and years of experience to get mold growth under control. You just need to make the call to get the help you need. It does not take much for mold to get out of control, so, never hesitate to get help immediately. 
  
Most of the time, if you can see mold, a larger problem lies hidden underneath. Stains on your walls, patches in the ceiling of your bathroom, an odor emanating from somewhere unknown all lead to mold problems that have the potential to cause health problems for your workers and customers alike. When it comes to dealing with mold, your best bet is to play things safe. 
  
SERVPRO technicians cover ventilation system vents to help limit spreading airborne mold spores throughout your establishment. We help prevent mold problems that occur in one of your storage rooms from spreading into your dining or cooking areas by using industrial-grade mold remediation equipment, cleaning and sanitization methods to control any contaminated areas. 
  
SERVPRO often works after hours to ensure a timely and  unobtrusive process to our customers. With 24/7 emergency services, we make getting the services you deserve easier and get mold conditions under control in the fastest, most efficient way possible. 
  
Contact SERVPRO of Shrewsbury / Westborough for additional information about our services or to request help, today. We are waiting for your call. (508) 757-7885.

Staying Safe When Chemical Agents Are Used For Commercial Water Restoration

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Chemical Agents and Commercial Water Removal

The consequences of water damage can be huge, particularly for small businesses. Ultimately, every day that you can’t operate represents lost profits. This is why a fast and efficient restoration service is essential. At SERVPRO, we have a broad range of techniques that we can use to dry, clean, and repair your property quickly. In some instances, this does involve the use of strong chemicals.

They might be cleaning products, chemical agents, or water treatments. If our technicians do plan to introduce any kind of chemical element to the restoration process, you will be fully informed. Do be aware, however, that your employees will not be allowed to access the affected area during this time. Commercial water removal in Westborough is a complex process, and it requires your full cooperation.

This simple guide to the most commonly used restoration chemicals will give you some information so that you can keep your workers safe.

Antimicrobial Agents 
This describes any chemical that is used to prevent the spread of microorganisms in water or on moist, damp materials. We will use these agents if we believe that black or gray liquid has entered the building, as it can be toxic.

Disinfectants 
Our disinfectant products are not too dissimilar from the ones that your cleaners may use, but they are substantially stronger. They are able to kill 99% of all the organisms that they encounter, and they leave surfaces close to sterile. We may use formaldehyde, alcohol, or chlorine based products.

Sanitizers 
The job of a sanitizer is to lower the number of microbes to a level that has been considered safe for ‘public use.’ Usually, sanitizing chemicals are combined with other cleaning agents, because they are not powerful enough to eradicate all organisms on their own. If bacteria remains and only sanitizer is used, there is a chance of it returning and we won’t take it.

Sterilants 
Sterilants are very effective because they eradicate fungi spores as well. This prevents the spread of mold in areas that have been affected by water damage. The downside to these chemicals is that they can’t be applied to every surface. Some materials will become damaged if brought into contact with sterilant, so we’re very careful about how we use them.

Cooperation And Collaboration Will Keep You Safe 
We’ll keep you in the loop at all times and explain what is happening throughout the restoration process. In exchange, we expect you to listen to our recommendations and vacate areas containing strong chemicals when advised. This is for your safety. You must inform all employees as to which spaces they can and cannot use during the repairs.

Don’t forget that SERVPRO of Shrewsbury/Westborough is a local company. We are based in your area, so you can access our services at any time. We have access to state of the art drying equipment, and we can restore severely damaged items at our special facility. Call us 24/7 at (508)757-7885.