Kitchen Mold - Plymouth, MA
This homeowner was remodeling the kitchen when they discovered mold.
Your kitchen can be a melting pot for the growth of mold. Outside leaking pipes, here are 7 sources that could help with the growth of mold.
The Refrigerator Drip Tray: This tray is easily forgotten. It is found under the fridge, it could be in the back under the fan grate, or bottom front.
Garbage Disposal: Mold can grow on rotting food in the garbage disposal if you don't keep it clean. To help avoid mold, pour vinegar down at least once a week.
Compost: Another less thought of mold source is the compost bucket. Make sure to remove it every day and keep covered.
Cutting Boards: In most homes this item is used on a daily basis, but it is a good source for mold growth. Cleaning it once a week with vinegar and let stand for 10 minutes before rinsing should cut down on the threat of mold.
If you have a mold growth in your home contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 for your professional cleaning
Basement Mold - Canton, MA
Mold was found to be growing in this homeowners basement.
One of the areas in your home where you would most likely see mold is in your basement. Because the basement gets not sunlight, very little ventilation and is often humid it is prime real estate for mold to grow.
Mold can grow on most every thing, drywall, building frames, carpet, insulation to name a few. When looking for mold looks for signs of moisture.
In order to prevent basement mold you must minimize moisture. Here are a few tips.
Basement Walls: If you see water seeping through the walls applying sealant to walls and floors would prevent water from getting in.
Leaking Pipes: Look over pipes for any condensation or leaks, and get them fixed.
Basement Humidity: It's important to keep the humidity at below 55%. Buying a dehumidifier would would reduce the risk of mold in you basement.
If you have mold in you basement contact SERVPRO of the Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 where our trained and certified technicians can rid your home of mold.
Puff Back - Norfolk, MA
The homeowner thought his home was dirty, but soon found out that it was caused by a puff back.
A puff back happens when an oil burner doesn't immediately ignite cause oil to build up before ignition. The resulting cause would be like that to the backfiring of a car. This explosion can shoot soot through the furnace exhaust system and into your home. If you have forced hot air the soot will travel through your heating system.
It's amazing how much area soot can cover, in some cases it can force you out of your home. Puff Back soot is not just a powder-like substance but a mixture of oil that is black and sticky, making it extremely difficult to remove.
If you think you have suffered a puff back from your in your home contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439. A trained technician can come, assess, and determine the best plan for clean-up.
Puff Back - Plymouth, MA
This homeowner suffered a massive puff back.
A furnace puff back is an explosion that occurs when your oil burner mis-fires casing soot to billow throughout your home. This soot travels through your exhaust system leaving a blacken oily sticky soot affecting walls, bedding, clothing, etc.
If you home has a controlled or forced air system puff backs send soot the same way it sends heated air.
Puff backs can occur one of two ways, either by a large and apparent puff back, or in smaller amounts that happen over time. If gone untreated, your family could suffer respiratory problems.
If you think that your home has fallen victim to a puff back call SERVPRO of the Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 and a certified and trained technician will come and assess what plan of action needs to be taken.
Roof leak Pre-School - West Bridgewater, MA
This preschool was replacing their roof when they suffered a water loss.
Big Buildings present big challenges, but when it happens at a preschool, it needs to be handled so as to not upset the daily routine. This preschool was fortunate, school was out when they suffered damages from a roof leak.
No one is more prepared to tackle your commercial loss then SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters. We help building owners get their business up and running fast.
Our number 1 priority is getting onsite, begin the assessment and immediately get to work. We work directly with you and your adjuster. When a business suffers a loss, any amount of disruption can effect the bottom line.
Virtually every job we perform is covered by insurance. We specialize in helping our clients with the insurance claim in a timely manor.
If you are in need of service for your commercial property contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 for your peace of mind.
Commercail Duct Cleaning - Braintree, MA
This commercial customer decided it was time to clean their duct system.
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have been shown to act as a collection source for a variety of contaminants that have the potential to affect health. Most people will spend an average of 60 to 90% indoors. HVAC systems carry such micro's such as mold, fungi, bacteria and very small particles of dust.
Research has demonstrated the cleaning the HVAC system may allow the system to run more efficiently by removing debris from sensitive mechanical components, are less likely break down and provide cleaner air.
The HVAC units should be inspect annually for cleanliness. Visually inspect the supply and return every two years. During your inspection you may see particulate matter being discharged from the vents, this is a good indication it it time for the cleaning of your vents.
SERVPRO of the Bridgewaters has trained and certified technicians that can come and clean the vents for you. Give them a call today at 508-697-5439.
Hot water tank failure - Belingham, MA
The homeowner was unaware that his hot water tank had let lose.
Most often homeowners aren't aware that a hot water heater is about to fail. Most time you are met with water running out from under your foundation, or garage. While you can't be sure when failure will occur, there are signs that you can keep and eye out for.
Knowing the age of your water heater is one way, which can be located by looking at the manufacture sticker on the upper portion of the water heater. Example if the Serial number is F051052638, the "F" represents the month, it's the sixth number of the alphabet so it was manufactured in June. The next two numbers represent the year. So since 05 is the two numbers following the "F" this means the heater was built in 2005. A good rule of thumb is most hotwater heaters over 10 years old have lived a useful life and should be considered for replacement.
If you have suffered a hot water tank loss, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 to assist with your water clean up.
A/C Water loss - Carver, MA
This homeowner had water damage from his central air conditioning unit failing,.
As a homeowner when you have central air conditioning you wonder if there are early signs that your central air conditioner is failing. We all expect our central air conditioners to work as soon as we flip a switch but sometimes nothing happens. Here are a few signs to look out for.
No Power: It could be the result of a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker, ore a bad thermostat.
Not Cooling. If the unit is running but seems to be warm air, it could be from a refrigerant leak. Check for signs of moisture in the ceiling and the walls.
If you believe that you have suffered leakage from your central air conditioning unit give SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters a call at 508-697-5439 to remediate the loss quickly.
Basement flooding - Bellingham, MA
When a swift moving storm passed it left this homeowner with a flooded basement.
With spring approaching, for some homeowners this is a time when basements flood. Here's how to deal with a flooded basement from seasonal rain and melting snow.
According to Flood Smart a 1000 square foot home flooded with a mere 1' of water can lead to over $10,000 worth of damage. Most basements flood for the following reason.
Burst pipes, sudden downpours a copious amount of melting snow, broken gutters, leaky windows, damaged foundations, sudden removal of large trees near your home etc...
What can you do to prevent a basement flood?
Check your pipes, look for any area that may look like there is corrosion. If you see cracks in your foundation get it fixed. Seal or replace basement windows. Check downspouts so that they are away from the house.
If you have suffered a flooded basement give SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 to help you clean you basement today.
Wind Storm loss - Sudbury, MA
Wind swept rain came caused inside damage to this home.
It doesn't matter if a summer thunderstorm, winter blizzard or a monsoon of proportions, when a storm is coming there are ways to be prepared.
Your roof takes the brunt. If your roof is 5 to 10 years old check your tiles and shingles to see if they are loose. If you have time fix them prior to the storm arriving.
Doors and windows are another prime ways that strong winds can get inside. In a normal rain/wind storm windows should be able to repel 9-pound 2-by-4 wind speed which equals to about 34 mph wind.
When was the last time you scrutinized your flashing? if the protective material appears to be unattached have it replaced, to prevent water damage from the rain.
If you have suffered a Wind/Rain damage call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 to help with the clean-up of your home.