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How To Stay Safe In A Water Damaged Home In Cherry Valley

8/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Stay Safe In A Water Damaged Home In Cherry Valley Once your home has been struck by a water catastrophe, it immediately becomes a much riskier place to move about and live in.

Staying Safe During A Water Catastrophe

Once your home has been struck by a water catastrophe, it immediately becomes a much riskier place to move about and live in. While we firmly recommend allowing SERVPRO technicians to provide all guidance and operate to the fullest extent of their ability, there may be times when you, the homeowner, must enter the damaged portion of your homes. If so, be sure to take these safety precautions beforehand.

Follow Our Guidance 
SERVPRO is not here just for the simple water removal job in your Cherry Valley home - we are here to help with all aspects of the disaster. Our representatives are well-known for their approachability and communication skills, and this is perhaps most evident with safety rules. Our personnel is there to guide you on what you should and should not do around your home, and your safety is always their top priority. If we tell you to avoid an area or task, it is not for our poor intentions. These suggestions are to keep you out of harm's way and to prevent any further damage from occurring.

Face Masks 
Water damage can create some harmful respiratory conditions, especially if mold has started to take root. Whenever you are near the damaged portion of your home, you should be wearing a face mask to keep out harmful chemicals and pathogens.

A good pair of gloves is essential for doing anything in the damaged part of your home. They should be rubberized to avoid any risk of electrocution, thick to avoid rips and tears, and well-fitted to ensure as little water as possible reaches your skin. Try to avoid disposable gloves, as these do not provide suitable protection in a water damage scenario.

Long Sleeves 
You should always wear long-sleeved clothing in a damaged area, even if it is a hot day. Long sleeves protect your skin from harmful chemicals and hazards, especially if the clothing is composed of a strong material.

SERVPRO of South Worcester is a locally-owned and operated branch of a national company with decades of experience removing and restoring water damage in homes like yours. Call us 24/7 at (508) 757-7885.

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

8/15/2018 (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. 

Speedy Flood Damage Restoration Avoids Need to Reschedule Worcester Events

7/3/2018 (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. 

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

7/2/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Why A Water Removal Expert Is The Right Choice After a Pipe Bursts in Home Water Damaging Burst Pipe Cleanup in any home needs SERVPRO

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

Burst pipes are the nightmare of homeowners everywhere. Ruptured pipes can cause havoc and disrupt your home life. Many home owners have 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, with the mess left behind from the burst pipe the 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 can handle 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.

Small Businesses Look to SERVPRO for Assistance with Flood Damage

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Small Businesses Look to SERVPRO for Assistance with Flood Damage Don't let flooding affect your business. Call SERVPRO quickly to re-mediate and prevent secondary damage

Hidden Moisture Detection is SERVPRO's Forte

Still recovering portions of your small office building from the torrential rainstorms that struck our area last October? We took a pounding from the weather, but the repairs do not need to be an overly time-consuming endeavor. You just need to find someone who cares. 
There are many quality services available to assist with the restoration of your building suffering from commercial flood damage in Worcester. However, our staff takes the relationships with customers beyond providing excellent services. We live and work in the same community; we may know each other on a personal level, our children may go to the same schools, support the same local sports teams and beyond. 
Calling your local SERVPRO is like calling a neighbor for help. Our staff assesses the situation by asking a series of pertinent questions to determine the proper amount of equipment and personnel necessary for the job. Next, we set an appointment that fits your schedule to have our technicians begin your restoration. 
Once SERVPRO technicians arrive, an onsite manager will walk you through an initial inspection, discuss the options that are available to restore your business and give you an approximate time frame for completion. They will also answer any questions that pop up throughout the restoration process and address any concerns you may have. 
With a plan in place, the repairs on your business begin by extracting any standing water and eliminating moisture hidden in hard to reach areas. SERVPRO's certified technicians receive training in effective drying techniques, cleaning and deodorization methods, as well as the quality performance of quick, efficient repairs to return your property to a quality pre-flood damage condition. 
We look forward to building a solid, stable history with our clients that keeps them coming back to us, should they ever need future repairs to get their businesses back on track after a natural disaster, fire, mold, or vandalism incident strikes. You can count on us to perform the services you need and get things back to normal as fast as possible. 
Contact SERVPRO of South Worcester to receive the quality services your business deserves. (508) 757-7885

Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Worcester Home

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage Restoration Services Available For Your Worcester Home See a Firetruck? Think SERVPRO of South Worcester!

SERVPRO is a Full Service Fire Restoration Company

Driving home after a movie at Blackstone with your family, you turn onto the street where you live and notice fire trucks and other emergency vehicles lining the street. You notice as you move closer that the home they are struggling to save is yours.
At some point, every home requires emergency services or some form of restoration or reconstruction. Your Worcester area home is no different; fire damage may affect it at any time and put you through the test of a lifetime. 
SERVPRO technicians and management find various restoration services invaluable during a fire damage situation that each and every restoration company out there should be using to combat the damages affecting your home. We take the time to recommend various services that are available to restore your property to a quality pre-damage condition. 
If the company you choose does not follow EPA regulations and standards or do not have IICRC certification and the proper licensing to perform your repairs, you should look for help elsewhere. If you use them, you may fall victim to shoddy work practices and the use of low-quality materials. Our local franchise carries many unique licenses in the restoration   
The company you choose should be familiar with mitigation services that are used to secure the structure of your home and prevent additional damages from forming; this could include boarding up openings, winterizing your plumbing, or establishing a temporary power source. 
SERVPRO also finds that basic cleaning services are essential during fire damage situations focusing on the removal of smoke residues from your building's structural components and using the proper deodorization methods to remove offensive odors. 
We discuss each service with you and your insurance agency and allow you to determine which components require repairs and which need replacement, including content cleaning, which should be available from the restoration company that you have chosen to work with to restore your home. 
There are always specialty restoration situations that require contacting a subcontractor to provide cleaning methods to handle certain contents including, your electronics, dry cleaning of clothing, furniture refinishing, or cleaning of expensive artwork. 
With SERVPRO of South Worcester, many of these specialty services are maintained in-house and provided to our customers without requiring us to contact someone else to perform the work. 
You want to make sure that the company you use can cover all of these situations and much more, or contact SERVPRO of South Worcester today, we have the services you deserve. (508) 757-7885

Worcester Residents: We Specialize in Flooded Basement Cleanup and Restoration!

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

A basement can flood or have severe water damage at any time in any weather, although flooding can be very costly and most often occurs during heavy rainfall or when heavy snow melts rapidly. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your Worcester basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Heavy rain causes surface Water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-Water tank failure
  • And many more situations 

If You Have Questions or Need Help, Please Call Us At - (508) 757-7885

SERVPRO South Worcester 24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Service

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of South Worcester is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - (508) 757-7885

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of [[Franchise Name]] has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

About SERVPRO of South Worcester

SERVPRO of South Worcester specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Worcester - are you ready for hurricane season?

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Hurricane season has officially begun and in full effect. For the Atlantic, the season begins June 1 and runs through November 30. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season began in mid-May and also ends November 30. Hurricanes can be life-threatening as well as cause serious property threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes and of course hurricanes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Plan an escape route, take inventory of your property, and take steps to protect your home or business for example boarding up you’re windows. Another tip is to consider hurricane straps for your homes roof, they will ensure that your roof is stable onto the rest of your home. For more tips and preparation tips, visit the Ready campaign website at

Protect Your Cherry Valley Home against Flood Damage Today

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protect Your Cherry Valley Home against Flood Damage Today Save Money for Flood Damage Water Removal in Cherry Valley, Call SERVPRO of South Worcester.

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.
Make the decision to plan ahead, contact SERVPRO of South Worcester for additional information and get started protecting your family home for whatever comes. (508) 757-7885  Visit the Area:,_Massachusetts