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Commercial Mold Damage Negatively Affects Pet Stores In Cherry Valley

6/21/2018 (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 here 24/7/365 to answer your call! 


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Staying Safe When Chemical Agents Are Used For Commercial Water Removal In worcester

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Staying Safe When Chemical Agents Are Used For Commercial Water Removal In worcester The consequences of water damage can be huge, particularly for small businesses.

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 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 South Worcester 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

You don't need to suffer a house fire to have fire damage!

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage to Your Worcester Home

It is possible that your home might have actual fire damage even if it has never had a house fire. One of these situations is if your home has a fireplace that is often used during the colder months. Another occurrence of fire damage can be a result of malfunctioning furnaces. We have seen this all the time in Worcester.  Worcester area homes can develop both kinds of fire damage, instead of only one or the other type, if both fireplace and furnace are used to keep a home adequately heated during the bitterly cold winters. Faulty furnaces are much more dangerous than fireplaces are, in general. Small explosions may not seem to be important in an appliance that is used for heating, but those explosions get larger over time, not smaller. After a furnace begins doing this, which is called 'puff back,' replacement of the furnace with a new one is typically the only sufficient remedy. Residues from puff back are not confined to an area near the furnace but can be expelled wherever there is a heat vent, also. These areas on walls and ceilings, and sometimes floors, can discolor painted and papered surfaces. Paneling can also be cleaned of oily deposits. When fireplaces are used, different residues, including soot and even creosote, accumulate around the exterior. Stone and brick can hold a significant amount of these substances within their rough surfaces, and a build-up of these carcinogenic substances can be highly flammable. On top of being unsightly to the eye, blackened fireplace facings can be dangerous to your health and your home. Fireplaces regain their new look after being cleaned on their exterior facing and their interiors, as well. Their structural components of stone or brick allow for this. Even though they may look dirtier than any other area in your home, cleaning can completely restore their appearance. We at SERVPRO can clean both of these types of fire damage from your home. The same techniques we use to clean and detail personal belongings, furniture, and other housewares are also relevant for fireplaces and the areas around them. When you have fire damage that makes your home look less appealing than what it should, call us, SERVPRO of South Worcester, at (508) 757-7885. We are always ready to answer your call and help you restore any area of your home.

When Fire Strikes

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a home can be a stressful event for a homeowner. Damage to your personal belongings and home are just some of the concerns you may experience. Timely response and thorough mitigation can alleviate these concerns.

 SERVPRO of South Worcester understand your home is more than four walls. Your home includes your memories and personal belongings. SERVPRO Response Teams are trained in caring for both you and your home. By responding quickly with a full line of fire cleanup and restoration services, SERVPRO of South Worcester can help you restore your home and personal belongings.

So, before you risk doing further damage by attempting to clean up the damage yourself, call the fire damage cleanup and restoration professionals at (508) 757-7885. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals have worked for over 35 years to make fire damage like it never even happened.

Avoid Interruption in Production with an Emergency Ready Profile (ERP) and Plan

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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 Sean O'Neill at 508-757-7885 to find a convenient time to complete an Emergency Ready Profile and Plan.

Give your Equipment the Best Chance after Flood Damage

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Give your Equipment the Best Chance after Flood Damage Water damage to a business office.

Water Damage to Business Specific Gear Gets Help from SERVPRO

Document Restoration is a specialty of ours! Running a small business takes time and investment. As a Business, you know the effort and resources needed to run a business. That is why something like a ruptured main water line is such a huge worry. Your company itself suffers water damage along with your digital media, computers and monitors, possible marketing equipment and much more. There is also the worry of losing customers and therefore money during the cleanup operation, and replacing office materials, desks 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. 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 business office challenges. 
 
One of the major concerns for a business office is damage to equipment such as data entry information, 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 specific items 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.

Kitchen Fire Leaves Heavy Smoke

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Fire Leaves Heavy Smoke Microwave melted from intense heat from cooking fire.

In our home town of Worcester a forgotten pot was left on ta running stove quickly turned an ordinary evening family meal into a complete disaster.  The pot caught on fire due to excess amounts of grease build-up, and began to spew soot throughout the home.  The fire department responded quickly and promptly and put out the fire blaze without anybody getting hurt or injured.

SERVPRO of South Worcester was called in to clean up the damage resulting from the kitchen cooking fire.  We were able to get everything back to normal for the homeowners in a matter of days.  Afterwards, the property owner stated ‘Wow! It really is "Like it Never Even Happened" any challenges little or small, SERVPRO is here to help 24/7 don’t hesitate to call us at (508)-757-7885

Cherry Valley Fire & Smoke Damage Services

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

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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Facts about Flooding

6/4/2018 (Permalink)

Floods rank as one of the most common and widespread natural disasters in the United States. Whether you live near a coastline, along city streets, in the mountains, near a river or even in the desert, there is a potential for suffering flood damage. 

Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, doesn't mean you won't in the future. In fact, 20% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) were for policies in low-risk communities. On average, floods cost $3 billion in annual losses in the United States. Commercial flood claims average more than $75,000. 

According to the American Red Cross (ARC), floods cause more damage in the U.S. every year than any other weather-related disaster. The ARC offers the following flood safety tips. 

  • Stay away from floodwaters. If you come up on a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, stop, turn around and go another way. Six inches of swiftly moving water can sweep you off of your feet. 
  • If you approach a flooded road while driving, turn around and go another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. Most cars can be swept away by less than two feet of moving water.
  • Keep children out of the water. They are curious and often lack judgment about running water or contaminated water. Keep your pets out of the water too.

If a flood does strike your home or business, contact SERVPRO of South Worcester. Even minor floods have the potential to cause major damage to a structure when not treated quickly and properly, and the cleanup is often an overwhelming task. SERVPRO of South Worcester is prepared to handle any sized disaster. The sooner work begins; the sooner order can be restored. 

when fire and water take control of your life, SERVPRO of South Worcester will help you take it back. 

Storms, Floods, Hurricanes no match for us!

5/31/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane season is officially underway. For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1st through November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30th. Hurricanes can be life threatening, and can cause some serious property damage, and threatening hazardous situations such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes - even here in our home town of Worcester!

Preparation is the best protection in fighting against the dangers of a hurricane. plan and escape route, take inventory of your property and take steps to protect your home or business, for instance if you live on a flat level property use sand bags to keep water from traveling inside your property. Also you can protect your windows with plywood boards, or storm shutters. For more help on preparing your home or business from our next storm, visit the ready campaign website at www.ready.gov/hurricanes .