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Can You Save Your Best Carpet From Mold When It Gets Wet in Cherry Valley?

8/7/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Can You Save Your Best Carpet From Mold When It Gets Wet in Cherry Valley? Drying out your wet carpet after an incident is our highest priority. Call our technicians after an event at your home so that we can remediate.

SERVPRO's Quick Actions can Help Prevent a Mold Infestation

It does not take much for a rug to get wet. Sometimes the culprit is extreme weather or run-off after a storm, but often a broken pipe or appliance is enough to soak a carpet through. After a carpet gets wet, the risk of mold growth is a genuine concern. Mold is a fungus, and as such, it likes to have moisture and an organic food source to sustain it. Unfortunately, carpet fibers are an excellent food source for mold, and once fungus gets into your carpet, it is hard to get it out again.
 
The best way to save your favorite carpet from mold damage after it gets wet in Cherry Valley is to call SERVPRO at once. The key to saving floor coverings from the fungus is to dry them out swiftly and thoroughly, so the spores do not have a chance to grow. Our IICRC-certified technicians have the skills and equipment necessary to dry your carpet fast.
 
When our team arrives, we start by extracting as much water from the carpet as possible. We understand that thorough extraction is key to the success of the drying process, which is why we use special tools such as wands and make several passes.
 
After extraction, the next step is drying your carpet. SERVPRO uses three types of air mover for optimum performance. Centrifugal air movers sit atop the carpet and blow air directly over the surface to encourage evaporation. Low profile air movers are similar to centrifugal and are used to direct air over the carpet. Low profile units can also be stacked and are light enough to move around. Finally, we use downdraft machines that pull warmer air downwards and spread it across the carpet. Downdraft units are useful for drying large areas.
 
Dehumidifiers are used to lower the moisture level in the air and hasten the drying process.
 
We understand that thorough drying is the only protection against mold growth. We use a range of equipment including moisture probes and penetrating moisture meters to measure the amount of dampness and make sure the job is complete.
 
Do not put your favorite carpet at risk of fungal growth. Call SERVPRO of South Worcester at (508) 757-7885 today for help.

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Speedy Flood Damage Restoration Avoids Need to Reschedule Worcester Events

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Speedy Flood Damage Restoration Avoids Need to Reschedule Worcester Events Make sure that all events at your venue are remembered for the beauty of the room and the event celebrated there. Call SERVPRO after any accident.

SERVPRO Technicians are on the Job Quickly After Your Call to Make Sure that Your Business is Able to Meet Any and All Party Expectations

The beautiful and historic venues in our area add an element of elegance to weddings, graduations, and conferences, among other celebrations and ceremonies. Antiquated plumbing fails and floods without regard to schedules, threatening to require cancellation of events long-planned and anticipated. SERVPRO responds to such catastrophes fast, getting your agenda back on track.
 
A water main breaks, causing commercial flood damage in the main hall of your Worcester event center just hours before proud friends and families plan to gather for a medical school graduation. Scrambling to hold this significant event in one of the smaller areas of your building requires paring down the graduates’ guest lists. Discard this unacceptable notion and call us to restore the planned setting in time for the awarding of the diplomas.
 
The SERVPRO flood damage team springs into action. Our powerful water pump and extraction equipment are truck mounted, so we get to work even if the power is off temporarily. Our project manager assesses while the crew gets to work. We collect and remove the standing water before industrially sized air movers begin the drying process. Our technicians train extensively in advanced drying techniques, including measuring and then monitoring moisture levels throughout the affected areas to guide our efforts. If the air movers do not reduce the wetness fast enough, we bring in high-efficiency dehumidifiers to more rapidly reduce the moisture.
 
Water removal from carpeted areas is one of our specialties. If part of the targeted area has wall to wall floor coverings, we dedicate workers to the task of extracting water carefully from the fibers. Using the strong and efficient extraction vacuums is a task our team is certified to do without stretching or tearing the carpeting from its backing. Air movers and dehumidifiers help after in-place water extraction, positioned to dry both above and below the carpet.
 
The influx of water is the major issue, but SERVPRO also attends to the cleanup of items displaced, tipped over, or otherwise damaged during the floor. We understand your clients expect a memorable event, but not because the area appears devastated by the flooding. Our focus during every job is restoration to a preloss condition. The vastness of your physical plant does not change our goal. We bring in as many technicians as needed to achieve this objective in the time permitted, ensuring your event proceeds on time.
 
Major flooding is a disaster to which SERVPRO of South Worcester confidently responds, even in a large, commercial setting. One call to (508) 757-7885 brings the crews required to return your hall to its previous glory quickly, for the event of your clients' lifetimes.

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Why A Water Removal Expert Is The Right Choice After a Pipe Bursts in Your Cherry Valley Home

7/9/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why A Water Removal Expert Is The Right Choice After a Pipe Bursts in Your Cherry Valley Home Water Damaging Burst Pipe Cleanup in Cherry Valley Needs SERVPRO

Water-Induced Damage from Faulty Plumbing Gets Cleaned Up By SERVPRO

Burst pipes are the bane of homeowners everywhere. Ruptured pipes can cause havoc and disrupt your home life. Many a householder has struggled to deal with the after effects of a burst pipe and discovered the misery of trying to mop up the water with towels and open the windows to get everything dry.
 
Thankfully, wrestling with the mess left behind after from water damage to your Cherry Valley home is completely avoidable. Instead of struggling to sort out the flood and get your home back to normal, put in a call to SERVPRO. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster which means that we are on hand to help you with any plumbing leak no matter how big or how small.
 
We are water removal and damage remediation experts, so you know your home is in safe hands with us. Our business has years of experience in dealing with water damage to local houses and businesses, and we know what it takes to restore a home to its pre-accident condition, "Like it never even happened."
 
Removing water seems like a daunting task, but SERVPRO teams come outfitted with all the necessary equipment to get it done quickly and as easily as possible. We have both portable and truck-mounted wet/dry vacuums available for water removal. Our truck mounted extractors have tanks that can store 60 or more gallons of water – some can store over 100 gallons – and can provide up to 198 inches of water lift. In other words, no matter how serious the problem, we have the machinery at hand to remove water from your home.
 
We also have submersible pumps at hand, so no matter how deep the water level, we are equipped to deal with it. We train our remediation experts in a variety of extraction techniques, including how to use an extraction wand to draw water out of any damaged carpets. We also have air movers and dehumidifiers on hand to dry out your home following water removal.
 
SERVPRO’s IICRC-certified technicians are the right choice for dealing with any burst pipe problems. We have the skills and tools to restore your home safely and to a high standard.
 
SERVPRO of South Worcester is here to assist with any water removal needs. Call us at (508) 757-7885 today for help.

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Commercial Mold Damage Negatively Affects Pet Stores in Cherry Valley

6/20/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Commercial Mold Damage Negatively Affects Pet Stores in Cherry Valley Many pet stores harbor mold that may contribute to the smell that hits you when you walk in. Call SERVPRO to investigate whether this is mold.

SERVPRO Technicians Tackle ANY Type of Mold Damaged Environment

From puppies playing, cats climbing around, and fish tanks everywhere, pet stores often seem like everything is clean and sanitized on a regular, ongoing schedule. However, areas that receive little or no maintenance can quickly become very problematic when left alone.
 
Mold does not take very long to begin growing when the correct conditions exist in a Cherry Valley pet store, and subsequent commercial mold damage often is a result. Employees are often busy taking care of your live inventory and customer needs, and more than a good wiping-down of surfaces, a deep-cleaning, is rare.
 
When young animals play in cages, spills happen, and puppies and kittens are not always blessed with good hygiene skills. Mold does not require water – mold requires moisture or extreme humidity, to grow well. Moisture can come from young animals' waste just as easily as it can originate from an overturned water bowl. Aquarium water can also evaporate, and provide moisture for mold's use.
 
Also, when cleaning liquids are left on surfaces to allow them to work at the grime left behind by young pets, any scratches on the surface can allow moisture to become trapped or even seep through to the underside of platform display areas. Mold might be found growing above in darker corners and where water bowls are frequently placed, but underneath might be full of mold.
 
When mold is allowed to grow prolifically because it remains unnoticed, the spores that are sent off during different life cycle stages can become released into the air and begin growing elsewhere. These new colonies can damage your bagged inventory, leather items, and food stocks. If mold damage is caught in time, much of your affected inventory can be saved and should not need to be destroyed.
 
Another concern about mold that people often have is centered on the possible health effects that mold can create. These concerns are also valid when it comes to young animals. Professional remediation by SERVPRO can assist in creating a healthy environment for your employees and the pets they sell. We are IICRC certified in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT), as well as Odor Control (OCT). Odor control can be a special benefit, as odors are produced not only by mold colonies at times, but kittens and puppies, and aquariums can all produce smelly odors. Eliminating these can make your pet store an even nicer place for your customers to visit.
 
Mold damage should not exist in any store, including yours. When it becomes a problem, the best remedy is to fight back with professional remediation as soon as possible. Contact us by calling us, SERVPRO of South Worcester, at (508) 757-7885. We are always here to answer your call.

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Cherry Valley Fire & Smoke Damage Services

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Cherry Valley Fire & Smoke Damage Services SERVPRO Eliminates Smoke Odors in Cherry Valley Homes

Odor & Smoke Removal and Restoration in Cherry Valley by SERVPRO

Much of the restoration cost after a fire comes from cleaning smoke and soot residues off the structural and personal property. These same residues also result in hundreds of dollars in costs to eliminate the smells left behind as well.

Removing the odors from fire damage in Cherry Valley is a multi-level task. To return a home to its original state, SERVPRO uses Multiple-Phase Odor Control.

The first phase is Chemical Containment. The task for us here is to block odor molecules from vaporizing into the air. Technicians spray a deodorizer directly on smoke residues; forming a barrier that slows down or stops the evaporation process.

Vapor Odor Control is the second phase. Technicians release deodorant vapors to counteract smoke odor particles that are already airborne. We use granular agents that release different odors which are remarkably effective after smoke damage.

Thermal Fogging is the final step. We disperse solvent-based deodorants using thermal foggers. These devices use heat to break down the deodorant to the same particle size as the odors. They bond with the odors, changing their chemical composition, and effectively neutralizing them. This a dry fog that evaporates within several hours, leaving almost no moisture that can stain surfaces. It is ideal for furniture fabrics, drapes and even building material such as drywall.

Not every home requires all three phases to eliminate odors. After each one, our technicians wait and determine if they need to move to the next one or if they only need to repeat a phase.
Eliminating the odors from a fire may seem like a small part of the restoration process. It is not as obvious a problem as a burned-out structural support, but a lingering smoke scent is a continual reminder of the disaster that struck your home.

SERVPRO of South Worcester understands how important it is to put the crisis behind you and is here to help. Call today at (508) 757-7885.

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Protect Your Cherry Valley Home Against Flood Damage Today

5/24/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protect Your Cherry Valley Home Against Flood Damage Today Save Money for Flood Damage Water Removal in Cherry Valley, Call SERVPRO

Storms and Appliances Can Flood Your Home, Be Ready to Call SERVPRO


Finding a home that fits your family can be tough; when you finally make a purchase and start to settle in, you want to protect your investment properly. It takes some investigation to discover each and every problem that may exist in your home; you might even need some help.
 
After you spend the time searching for the perfect home in Cherry Valley, flood damage is the last thing you want. However, every home is susceptible to flooding, even those placed nowhere near a natural water source. Your home appliances can easily turn against you, leaving you and your family wondering what comes next.  
 
To avoid issues related to major appliances found in most modern homes today, you want to have your home inspected by a trusted restoration company that specializes in recovering from flood damage. A company, like SERVPRO, can help you discover hidden problems by performing a full inspection and give you a better chance to avoid situations that commonly occur in your area.  
 
Many homeowners install dishwashers next to their sink in the kitchen, resulting in a series of connectors, feedlines, drain hoses, and other fittings that require periodic maintenance. Something similar happens when you install a refrigerator that has an ice maker, a washing machine, or even your water heater.  
 
All of these appliances can lead to significant flooding issues that cause severe damage in your home. Something as small as a 1/8th-inch tear or crack can release hundreds of gallons of water per day. Think about how fast things can get out of hand when the leak continues undiscovered.
 
At SERVPRO we help customers become ready for whatever might happen on their property. You receive a no-cost assessment that contributes to providing solutions for issues found in your home. We discuss each problem individually, explain available services in detail, and consider every option available to limit losses you may experience.
 
When you have a pre-existing relationship with SERVPRO and disaster strikes, we already have details about your property which give us the ability to respond quicker, providing you with the support you deserve during an emergency.  We can offer you our ERP, Emergency READY Profile Plan that suggests preventative measures for natural disasters, contact info for your, and us as your storm restoration specialist. All in a moble app.
 
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Flood Damage Risks Displacement of Students in Worcester

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Risks Displacement of Students in Worcester Dorm flood damage can quickly affect many residents. Call SERVPRO to quickly remediate so that the students can get back to learning.

SERVPRO can Help Get Things Under Control Whether the Flood Damage is Minor of Major

Many institutes of higher learning in our area offer dormitory living to their students. Plumbing problems, whether or not traceable to the inhabitants of the dorms, threaten living conditions for high numbers of students. Managing and recovering from the effects of clogged toilets or overflowing showers is easier with a professional restoration company like SERVPRO on duty.
 
Maybe just the result of an accident or mistake, or sometimes a prank with malicious intent, flood damage in a Worcester college or university is a serious problem for officials. Students and their families pay significant amounts of money for dormitory accommodations, and there are few alternatives for other living options if flooding makes rooms uninhabitable. We have the staff and the equipment to restore water damaged common areas and individual rooms quickly, limiting the disruption for the students and protecting the institution.
 
Flooding from toilets and showers contains contaminants, and the professional technicians we employ at SERVPRO know how to manage gray and black water. We extract the tainted water and dispose of it according to local regulations. Once the water is gone, we sanitize the affected areas with appropriate disinfectants. Drying with air movers and dehumidifiers completes the process and contents of the dorms remained unaffected.
 
Any contents in rooms or lounges that are porous risk permanent contamination. SERVPRO technicians evaluate beds, furnishings, and floor coverings that were saturated with the flow of water to determine whether they are safe to use or should be discarded. Machine washable and dryable items stay, but immersed articles that cannot be laundered or dry cleaned must go.
 
Our staff investigates where water migrated after the flood, searching for hidden areas that could be breeding grounds for molds. Walls painted with oil-based enamel clean up and disinfect well, but soaked drywall and insulation indicate even some structural elements need to be removed and replaced because there is no sure way to be certain they can be made safe. Tile or linoleum flooring responds well to sanitization, but carpeting, especially padding, often requires replacement. SERVPRO consults with insurers and the school officials to make the best decisions to restore the dorm without risking the students’ health and well-being.
 
Consider SERVPRO of South Worcester a teammate when errant plumbing flooding damages student living quarters. Call (508) 757-7885 day or night and welcome our flood damage team within hours.

Avoid Interruption of Smooth Snack Production With an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Avoid Interruption of Smooth Snack Production With an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan Fire damage at your commercial facility needs to be handled quickly so that your business goes back to production. Call SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO'S ERP can Get our Technicians Out to Your Location Fast and Prevent Extended Downtime for Your Business

Snack manufacturers risk fire disasters every day with deep fryers and ovens dominating their work floors. Knowing that equipment malfunction or operator error is a real possibility at any time impels smart business owners to determine which commercial restoration near them offers pre-problem planning. Selecting SERVPRO makes business sense because of our unique Emergency Ready Program.

Grease fire damage halts production at your Cherry Valley snack production and distribution business. Your plant supplies chips under various trademarks throughout New England as it has for 60 years. Working with our project managers to develop a viable Emergency Ready Profile and Plan makes sure your customers continue to reach for a bag of crunchy delight even if a mishap in the frying areas temporarily slows the snack food lines.

A business that suffers commercial fire damage walks a difficult road back from ruin if no preparation is in place to clarify the steps for responders. SERVPRO urges our community business leaders to consult with our experienced team before a crisis, so we react swiftly with your priorities delineated should a fire occur. A specially trained assessor from our office arrives to scope out your facility, seeking to understand how your business runs and how your physical production areas appear. Locations of equipment, utilities, shut down controls and employee positioning informs our advice to you. We use our years of experience and fires restoration education to suggest the best approach for our team to take if fire threatens within your building.

You use our mobile app to load details into our database. The app asks targeted questions and prompts you to add accurate information as well as share photos and diagrams. Take the time to identify personnel within your organization whom you authorize to contact us and make decisions about fire damage restoration if you are unavailable. Speed is crucial when fire damages your commercial area. You or your approved contact avoid secondary damage to the business if an immediate call alerts SERVPRO to mobilize fire restoration crews to your site. We follow the plan developed with your input combined with our know-how to keep the fire damage contained and production in your plant back online as soon as possible.

Get proactive with the professionals at SERVPRO of South Worcester to avoid stoppage at your snack production and distribution business. Call (508) 757-7885 to find a convenient time to complete an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan.

March Restoration Newsline Winner

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

General March Restoration Newsline Winner Pictured is Roseanne Fratoni of Elaine D'Alonzo Sampson Insurance

Congratulations to Roseanne Fratoni of Elaine D'Alonzo Sampson Insurance for being our winner of the March Restoration Newsline Contest!  Roseanne won a gift certificate to Lakeside Grille in Shrewsbury.

Give Your Equipment The Best Chance After Flood Damage To Your Worcester Photography Shop

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Give Your Equipment The Best Chance After Flood Damage To Your Worcester Photography Shop Worcester Water Removal to a Camera Shop by SERVPRO Focuses on Keeping the Doors Open

Water Damage to Business Specific Gear Gets Help from SERVPRO


Running a photography shop in a strip mall takes time and investment. As a shop owner, you know the effort and resources needed to run a retail business. That is why something like a ruptured main water line is such a huge worry. Your shop itself suffers water damage along with your digital media, printed photographs, photography equipment and much more. There is also the worry of losing customers and therefore money during the cleanup operation, and replacing photography and printing equipment is not cheap.
 
It is easy to see why fast action is vital after a burst water pipe causes flood damage to your Worcester photography shop. SERVPRO is on hand to get you open for business again as soon as possible - We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. We understand that drying out a photography shop has some unique challenges.
 
One of the major concerns for a photography business is damage to equipment such as cameras, printers, and computers. Our IICRC-certified technicians assess the situation quickly and remove equipment as necessary or cover it with plastic. We can work together with specialist electronics contractors to determine the level of damage and the potential for restoration. Everything is kept at the correct temperature to stop it dropping to the dew point which is where condensation forms and further damage can occur.
 
As well as electronic equipment there is the issue of media containers such as DVDs or videos. These need special restoration. To give them the best chance of surviving until that can be undertaken, it is vital to lower humidity as quickly as possible. Our professional teams calculate the number of dehumidifiers needed and the best placement. Creating a smaller chamber speeds up the drying process. Our technicians use polyethylene to set up partitions and seal off doors and windows, thus creating drying chambers for your media and equipment.
 
SERVPRO teams are also trained to prevent further harm to flood damaged books and documents. Although the damage cannot be reversed, swift transferal to a freezer facility can prevent damage from getting worse. This buys us time to decide on the best drying methods and discuss the options with you. We keep a log of every item removed and stored, so nothing gets lots. This process, called lyophilization, can be a complicated but very successful methodology.
 
Our aim is to salvage as much as can be saved and get your premises and equipment dried thoroughly so you can get back to business as quickly as possible.
 
If your photography shop suffers flood damage, all is not lost. Contact SERVPRO of South Worcester at (508) 757-7885 for rapid assistance.