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Trained Professionals to Clean up After a Storm

5/22/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Trained Professionals to Clean up After a Storm Storm Damage in a Worcester Basement

When your home or commercial property has water damage from storms, SERVPRO of South Worcester has the expertise, experience, and equipment to properly restore your property. At SERVPRO of South Worcester we have the experience plus the scientific approach to water removal and cleanup to properly dry and restore your property. Every water damage is different and needs to be addressed, however, the general process is the same.

  • Step 1 - Emergency Contact
  • Step 2 - Inspection and Water Damage Assessment
  • Step 3 - Water Removal / Water Extraction
  • Step 4 - Drying and Dehumidification
  • Step 5 - Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Step 6 – Restoration

At SERVPRO South Worcester we take every job very seriously. Restoration is the process of making your home or business back to pre-water condition. We understand that a water loss is stressful. Our technicians will treat you and your family with great care and empathy. We are always here to help, please contact us at 508-757-8779 for any questions or to schedule a free estimate.

Call Us if You Need Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Worcester

5/6/2019 (Permalink)

Community Call Us if You Need Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Worcester Water damage at your commercial property can stop all production don't stop your business. Call SERVPRO of South Worcester (508)757-7885

SERVPRO is Certified to Remediate Your Damage Whether it is Inside or Underneath Your Property

Flooding generally happens from three sources: Storms, Faulty Plumbing and the Results From A Fire. Regardless of the source, however, water has to be removed, and the excess moisture must be drawn from your property and the surrounding environment as quickly as possible.

How exactly does commercial water damage restoration work in Worcester? It starts with an inspection. Our SERVPRO inspectors use IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) approved equipment to determine just how severe the problem may be. Once completed, how our technicians remove the water will depend if it is inside or under your business property.

Inside - Our rapid response team can usually arrive within an hour or two after you call us. Visible water can be vacuumed out with a pump or an extractor. Once it is safe, our technicians will then remove the furniture to an unaffected area where it can be dried and/or cleaned.


Next, as part of the commercial water damage restoration process, we'll clean and dry your carpets and floors. If the water is contaminated from the plumbing, it may become a health issue and most carpets will have to be removed. This is also cost-effective as it is cheaper to replace industrial carpets than to disinfect as well as clean them.

Under - If the source of the water is under a floor or otherwise beneath the property, our team will expose the pipe for a certified plumber to repair. Once it is fixed, technicians will clean out any contaminated soil and disinfect the surrounding area. Once this is done and tests clean, we will refill the excavation with clean soil.

Our teams accomplish this in order to get you back into your business as soon as we can. As a locally owned franchise, SERVPRO of South Worcester understands exactly how important it is to get the doors reopened, and your customers are taken care of. If you are dealing with a flooded business and need our help, call us today at (508) 757-7885 to get the restoration process started.

Drying Furniture After Water Damage To Your Cherry Valley Home

5/1/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Drying Furniture After Water Damage To Your Cherry Valley Home Rely on SERVPRO to Dry Out and Save Your Cherry Valley Home's Furnishings

SERVPRO Offers Cherry Valley Homeowners Restoration for Their Furniture

Water damage is a serious situation for homeowners. It does not take long for water to cause significant damage to your home and belongings. During the cleanup, you need to decide what cannot be saved, and what to try and dry out. One of the biggest challenges facing homeowners after water damage is drying furniture. 
 
Leaking pipes, broken appliances, basement seepage and yard runoff can all cause water damage in your Cherry Valley home. When that happens, the first step is to find the source of the water and stop further leaks. After that, however, you are left with the task of getting your house and belongings dry. In the case of soft furnishings, this can be a challenge. 
 
The Effect Of Water Damage On Soft Furnishings 
Soft furnishings are often made of wood and upholstery with soft fillings. That makes them particularly susceptible to water damage. Wood can swell and warp, and joints can crack or weaken. Areas such as couch cushions might suffer from water spotting or color bleeding. There is also a risk of mold growth moisture remains on these items.
 
How SERVPRO Can Help Restore Your Furniture 
Our IICRC certified technicians are trained in all aspects of water damage assessment, control, and treatment. When you call us, we take stock of the situation and give you honest advice on whether your soft furnishings can be salvaged. If they can, we will treat them using our tried and tested techniques. Our aim is to restore your furniture so that you will never know it was water damaged. "Like it never even happened."
 
Treating your furniture starts with wetting it if needed, to ensure the moisture content is even throughout. This aids with even drying and gets a much better result. We use water extractors and hand wands to get as much moisture out of your furniture as we can. Our teams are also trained to treat any furniture stains for a "like new" finish. We ensure every zipper and button is thoroughly dry, to avoid rust, and use waxed paper and furniture pads to prevent rust transfer between metal parts and the rest of the furniture. 

Finally, our IICRC certified technicians calculate the best placement of air movers and dehumidifiers around your furniture to complete drying as quickly and efficiently as possible. Of course, any structural drying to your home will also dictate the placement of these devices.
 
If your soft furnishings have suffered from water damage, give SERVPRO of South Worcester a call at (508) 757-7885. Our teams will respond quickly and do everything we can to dry and restore your furniture. 

Disaster Assistance Always Available from SERVPRO of South Worcester

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Disaster Assistance Always Available from SERVPRO of South Worcester Call SERVPRO of South Worcester (508)757-7885. We are always Hero Ready!

Preparation is Key to Surviving Flooding and Subsequent Flood Damage

When you live in an area historically plagued by flooding, discovering ways to protect your home and family becomes vital. We can help you prepare your home against flooding, beginning with the information you find below. 
 
Start by understanding that flooding can occur anywhere, even your Cherry Valley home is susceptible to flood damage. Creating a preparedness plan to get your family to safety and taking the proper precautions to prevent damages to your home is smart. 
 
Helping by giving advice and preparing homeowners for battle against flood damage causing devastation in their homes is what SERVPRO does. We begin protecting your home by providing you with a ready plan app available online or on your mobile device. 
 
This app allows you to share information about your home's location, entry options and any specifics concerning current circumstances, including requesting services to your home during an emergency. It can also help you keep track of all of your items affected by a disaster. 
 
Flood waters can advance quickly, which is why it is so important to plan ahead for these types of events. If your basement or crawl spaces are prone to excessive water, there are services available to help you eliminate these issues before they become a problem. 
 
You can have new drains and sump pumps installed to help with water removal during an emergency. Have professional technicians, like those offered at SERVPRO, perform proper grading in your yard to help keep water away from your building. 
 
We can also offer crawl space encapsulation services to help improve your home's indoor environment and prevent damages to the structure of your building. However, these things need to be thought of before emergency strikes and are just as important as a well-planned evacuation. 
 
Contacting your local SERVPRO office can help give you ideas of how to plan ahead and provide you with the services you deserve to save one of the biggest investments of your life, your home. Just remember that remaining safe during an emergency is of primary importance. 
 
Therefore, practice an escape plan with the members of your family, prepare a survival kit ahead of time that includes clothing, food, and safety items that would be enough to cover a few days at least. 
 
Make sure to give SERVPRO of South Worcester a call for help with surviving your next disaster. (508) 757-7885

Do's and Don'ts After Fire Damage to your Home in Worcester

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Do's and Don'ts After Fire Damage to your Home in Worcester Call us! (508)757-7885.

Our Technicians Arrive Quickly After Your Call to Assess the Damage and Formulate a Custom Cleaning and Remediation Plan

A question that we commonly hear at SERVPRO is: What can I do until you arrive? We aim to ensure We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, but of course, we understand that a person’s home is meaningful and full of personal belongings that they do not want to lose to fire damage. 
 
It is a natural instinct to try and clean soot-coated or charred items as quickly as possible after fire damage to your Worcester home. However, we would like you to be aware that some cleaning actions can make the situation worse and even lessen the chance of successful restoration. Here are the cleaning actions we recommend you avoid along with some things you can do while you wait for the restoration team. 
 
Do not try to clean upholstery, carpets, or walls. Soot damaged soft furnishings and walls require specialist cleaning, such as HEPA vacuuming. Attempting to clean them yourself might make the damage worse. 
 
Do not switch on or use electrical appliances. Smoke residues can be conductive and might ignite another blaze. Wait until the SERVPRO team arrives to inspect and, if possible, clean the item. 
 
Do not send clothes or soft furnishings to a dry cleaner who does not specialize in cleaning smoke-damaged items. We have access to powerful Esporta washers which were specifically designed to wash smoke damaged soft furnishings. 
 
Do place old, clean linens or colorfast towels over carpets, rugs or upholstered furniture to protect it from further harm. 
 
Do wash your hands regularly – soot has a propensity to cling to hands and clothes and is very easily spread throughout a home, thus causing further damage. 
 
Do try to limit movement into and out of the fire damaged area – this helps prevent the further spread of soot particles. 
 
SERVPRO arrives quickly and ready to tackle the aftermath of the blaze. We equip our IICRC-certified technicians with the skills and tools necessary to clean soot and smoke damage and restore your home. We also deodorize your home after cleaning is complete so it feels and smells fresh once more. 
 
For help with fire cleanup in Worcester, Cherry Valley and the surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of South Worcester at (508) 757-7885. 

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Flood Restoration in Worcester from a Faulty Appliance

4/18/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flood Restoration in Worcester from a Faulty Appliance When you appliance fails, and causes a mess who do you call? SERVPRO of South Worcester (508)757-7885.

Emergency Flood Damage Restoration Services

A flood disaster in Worcester due to a broken appliance can happen anytime. In fact, any appliance whose fixtures (e.g., pipes) lead into a water line can develop spring leaks or blockages that can cause serious flooding if unattended to. It is usually difficult to predict when a household equipment is going to fail on you, and accidents often strike unexpectedly. It can happen when you are on vacation, treating you to a rude awakening on your return home.

Your best bet against flood damage from a faulty appliance in Worcester is consulting a reputable restoration company. With many years of experience in water damage restoration, SERVPRO has the expertise to return your property to preloss conditions as quickly as disaster hits. As a part of your community, our IICRC-trained technicians are extremely efficient, adequately equipped, and highly motivated to respond swiftly to any emergency.

A number of appliances can cause flood damage in the house, including refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters. A kitchen flood, in particular, can ruin cabinets and counter tops, and you may have to replace them in case of extensive damage. After some time, mold and mildew may develop due to prolonged exposure to water. Additionally, the adhesive material that helps hold counter tops in place can become loose and fall off because of excessive moisture.

Standing water from a dysfunctional dishwasher can cause irreversible damage to the flooring tiles, sometimes requiring complete removal and replacement. This additional expense can be overbearing, especially in a disaster situation. If the water contained oil and grease, it could contaminate surfaces in accessible and inaccessible areas. SERVPRO technicians use special solutions to clean up and deodorize these surfaces.

The decision to replace or salvage flood damaged equipment from a broken appliance depends on the level of damage, the length of time in the water, and the type of insurance coverage (if applicable). For instance, repairing certain equipment may void their warranty. On the other hand, if the appliance was old, replacing it with a newer model can provide better energy efficiency, subsequently saving you money on monthly energy bills. Clogged parts should be replaced to avoid safety hazards such as electrical shock, explosion, and fire outbreak.

Flood damage from a household appliance can be dramatic. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of South Worcester is strategically located to respond immediately when you need us. Call us anytime at (508) 757-7885.

To learn more about Worcester, visit http://www.worcesterma.gov/.

Floods in our Worcester Community

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Floods in our Worcester Community Drying Equipment placed for storm water damage to concrete flooring.

Flooding can cause catastrophic damage, however, SERVPRO of South Worcester can help restore residential and commercial properties. Often water damage restoration can be complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable staff. SERVPRO of South Worcester can restore a small water cleanup or a large scale situation. SERVPRO will work quickly to access the situation and make it “Like it never even happened.” At SERVPRO we understand that you need to have your home or business fully functioning. When an emergency situation arises, give us a call and we will be there fast with all the help you need.

SERVPRO of South Worcester specializes in restoration and cleanup of residential and commercial property after a water damage event. Please call us at 508-757-7885 and we will be happy to answer any questions.

Dishwasher Overflow Caused Water Damage to Worcester home

4/10/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Dishwasher Overflow Caused Water Damage to Worcester home Overflown Dishwasher in Worcester

We depend on our appliances every day therefore it is very important that they are setup properly. Most of our appliances use water to work and perform their function. If your appliance hose cracks open or loosens it can cause hundreds of gallons of water to cover your floors in water. If this happens you need to call the professionals at SERVPRO of South Worcester to extract all the standing water and then make sure your property is thoroughly dried. At SERVPRO, our technicians are dedicated professionals that are highly trained and are capable of doing quality work to meet your high standards. SERVPRO of South Worcester is available 24/7 for water, fire and mold emergencies and is independently owned and operated. For any questions call SERVPRO at 508-757-7885.

Cleaning Worcester's Commercial Properties!

4/9/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Worcester's Commercial Properties! Clean Office

Owning a business is a lot of hard work that never seems to end. Most business owners do not have time to worry about every day wear and tear that soils their office. When odor, dirt and grime goes beyond what your janitorial staff can handle, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of South Worcester for prompt service. SERVPRO has the experience, training and equipment to complete the job right the first time. Whether it’s removing an odor problem or deep cleaning flooring or carpets, you can rely on SERVPRO of South Worcester to make your workspace look fresh and presentable. SERVPRO can also provide specialty cleaning services for your commercial property. Our cleaning services include:

  • Air Ducts and HVAC
  • Biohazard and Sewage
  • Carpet and Upholstery
  • Ceilings, Walls, and Hard Wood Floors
  • Drapes and Blinds
  • Odor Removal and Deodorization
  • Vandalism

Call SERVPRO of South Worcester today! (508)757-7885.

Ready to Service your Commercial Facility!

4/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Ready to Service your Commercial Facility! We offer many services for your commercial facility starting with carpet cleanings to complete rebuild services! Call SERVPRO of South Worcester!

SERVPRO of South Worcester is always ready to respond quickly to your business and help with all your restoration needs. At SERVPRO of South Worcester we understand that your business needs to be open and disruption can cause loss of revenue. Your property’s appearance is important and that every hour spent restoring is an hour of lost productivity. When you need restoration or cleaning services SERVPRO be there to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Our SERVPRO crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques. SERVPRO of South Worcester is independently owned and operated and is available for 24/7 emergency services. Any questions, please contact us at 508-757-7885.

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Offices
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Retail stores
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military