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Is Mold Difficult to Remove from Buildings?

8/7/2020 (Permalink)

fitness center, weights, big complex SERVPRO does its part to keep Bridgewater residents fit and healthy by providing excellent mold remediation in all types of commercial properties.

When your Bridgewater gym meets the conditions for mold growth, these situations can develop quickly and cause potential problems for your patrons.

With a humid continental climate for most of the year in Bridgewater, structures like your gym can often battle the conditions necessary to support the growth and spread of mold colonies. Microbial threats can become a substantial concern for structures, especially high-traffic facilities like your gym. With the potential for volatile organic compounds circulating in the environment from growing and thriving colonies, gym patrons can become directly impacted by these potential health hazards.

While there are many mold removal companies in Bridgewater, this term can be misleading to the work that occurs. Our SERVPRO team has experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) on our roster to address mold concerns by removing active colonization and not quite entirely removing mold spores from the facility. Despite proper ventilation, as you would expect in your gym, these humid conditions of the environment or mismanaged water damages can result in facilitating mold growth, threatening both the structure, contents while causing possible health effects to its patrons simultaneously. Our responding remediators' objective is to first determine the severity of the current colonization to address it directly with cleaning and demolition strategies.

How Bad Is the Mold Colonization?

Moist surfaces and areas of your gym can support the development and growth of mold spores. Because mold colonization might not be visible on surface materials for up to 10 days from the onset of mold growth on agreeable materials, by the time property owners become aware of colonies, it is already a widespread concern. Even at this stage, where microbial organisms and fungi can be identified with the naked eye, environmental testing and moisture detection can help determine the full extent of this condition. Finding moisture pockets and damp materials beyond the surface can indicate other areas suitable for mold growth and spread. Some of the tools, technologies, and tactics for identifying these areas include:

  • Moisture Meters
  • Thermal Imagery
  • Controlled Demolition
  • Hygrometers

What Are the Main Concerns with Continued Mold Presence?

Understanding the impact that mold growth can have on your gym and its patrons can help you appreciate your need for professional mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team. There are multiple significant concerns associated with the development, spread, and continued existence of mold in your training facility. The primary issues of microbial threats are:

  • Structural Deterioration – Despite much of the framework in your gym being metal studs and tracks installed to the subflooring, materials like flooring, drywall, and ceiling tiles can deteriorate from hosting mold colonies and providing a food source for their growth. 
  • Health Hazards – Proximity to active colonization puts your gym patrons in contact with volatile organic compounds produced by the organism. As stated earlier, health effects can result.
  • Health Code Violations – The presence of mold in your business can not only harm your reputation but can force your doors closed through edicts from local governing offices until the situation gets resolved. Containment happening quickly can prevent this temporary closure at times. 
  • We suggest, if not mandated, that an independent IH industrial hygienist sample the air, if not before treatment, then awards to ensure that the remediation was successful.

What Can SERVPRO Remediators Do to Help?

The removal of colonies from your business requires a combination of tactics and equipment. Remediating seeks to remove the organism without impacting the hosting material, if possible. In severe exposures, removing and discarding the damaged structural elements is often the only suitable solution to efficiently return the gym to preloss condition. Remediation strategies include:

  • Sanding
  • Air scrubbers with HEPA filters
  • Soda Blasting
  • Surface Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

Does the Gym Have to Close?

Whenever decisions are made about keeping the business going throughout restoration or remediation services, the customer and staff safety and well-being must remain top priorities. For isolated mold developments, appropriate containment barriers and immediate remediation work can allow the business to keep functioning in a limited capacity. When mold and microbial threats are more widespread, containment might not be feasible in communal areas used most heavily by your members. With experienced remediation technicians and in-house contractors, we can complete colony removal and repairs more efficiently to reduce profits lost with your business closed.

The presence of mold colonies on susceptible surfaces and equipment in your gym can threaten the structure, staff, and members using the facility. Remediation is a sound solution to address both the presence of mold in the building as well as its impact on contents and structural elements to make it "Like it never even happened." Give our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team a call today at (508) 697-5439.

What Can I Do In The Event Of A Kitchen Fire In Bridgewater? Can It Be Prevented?

8/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire raging in domestic kitchen at night Cooking fires can destroy a kitchen.

No Fire Can Be Totally Prevented, But There Are Steps You Can Take And SERVPRO Can Handle the Fire Damage if it Happens In Bridgewater!

Over one-fourth of all fires take place in homes. The majority of these fires happen in the kitchen. Prevention is better than intervention, but if help is needed in a Bridgewater home, call the professionals.

What are the most common causes of house fires?

A house fire is never a pleasant thing. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) notes, cooking is the main cause of fires in the home and the need for fire damage restoration in Bridgewater homes. But cooking isn’t the only thing that can lead to a residential fire. The top five reasons are:

• Cooking
• Heating
• Electrical & Lighting
• Arson
• Smoking

Kitchen fires are one of the main reasons SERVPRO gets called out to deal with fire damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) states that firefighters responded to 188,800 cooking fires in two years.

What Causes Cooking Fires

Kitchen fires resulting from a cooking fire involve a stove or cooktop 62% of the time. Unattended cooking is the main reason for this type of fire, but things like flammable materials too close to the stove are another reason. Electric stoves cause more problems than gas stoves. Improper disposal of hot items is another cause. Thanksgiving and Christmas appear to be the peak time for these incidents to occur.

How Can I Prevent a Kitchen Fire?

One of the foremost essential things you can do is to stay alert. Never walk away from the stove when you have something cooking, turn off the stove if you need to step out. Keep all flammable material away from the range. Many people use their flat surface stoves as additional counter space. That is a big mistake that could cost you dearly. Always assume the stove is hot even when off. Keep your heat at the proper level. If your skillet starts to smoke or your pot boil over, turn off the heat. Keep a cookie sheet handy to place over the top of a pan that does catch fire.

What Happens if There is a Cooking Fire?

If the worse does happen and you undergo a kitchen fire, our Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited technicians are ready to go at a moment’s notice. Once they arrive, they will immediately assess the situation. Kitchen fires are often contained and damage minimal comparatively, but there are still things that need to be determined before fire damage restoration can begin. They will determine the type of smoke residue, pretest materials for the proper cleaning techniques, and decide if there is any structural damage. The goal is to restore items rather than replace them when possible.

Cleanup and Restoration

Once a course of action is decided, the Green Team of professionals get to work. With years of experience and specialized training, they can provide the necessary services for your situation. In the case of fire damage restoration, these could include:

• Debris removal – the stove may be charred and unsalvageable
• Dry cleaning – using techniques such as wiping down surfaces
• Wet cleaning – using professional chemical cleaners specific to the soot and the item getting cleaned
• Restoring wood surfaces
• Cleaning or replacing flooring
• Checking other kitchen appliances for problems arising from the fire
• Deodorizing – air scrubbers, thermal fogging, ozone generators or aroma pellets
• Cleaning HVAC duct systems

Do I Need Expert Restoration?

A minor house fire may look harmless enough and leave you thinking you can take care of it yourself. That isn’t generally the case. Smoke residue seeps into the tiniest cracks and crevices. Depending on the type of soot, it leaves behind improper cleaning can make it worse. SERVPRO uses industrial-grade equipment and cleaning supplies that the average homeowner does not have access too. Our experts know what and where to look for when it comes to fire damage.

Available Around the Clock

SERVPRO is ready to handle any fire damage that may occur, including kitchen fires. We hope that you can prevent a cooking fire, but if something unavoidable happens, we are available 24/7. Disaster doesn’t take a holiday, and neither do we. You can trust our fire restoration technicians to leave your home, “Like it never even happened.” Your life doesn’t stop because a fire happens, and we understand that. Our rapid response team will do everything they can to get you back to normal.

Cooking fires can destroy a kitchen. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 for expert fire damage restoration service that is Faster to Any Size Disaster.

What Should I Do When Moisture Enters My House and Causes the Humidity Levels to Rise?

7/26/2020 (Permalink)

two mascot dogs in front of SERVPRO door Don't Be Dogged by Flood Damage to Your Bridgewater Home! Call SERVPRO

For Floodwater Removal Inside Your Home in Bridgewater Call SERVPRO

When severe thunderstorms visit Bridgewater, the result can be heavy rain pours and flooding conditions. When the rain is copious, there are many ways moisture can enter your building, including rising from the ground and coming in from a broken window or other compromised structural members.

How can I fix my house after water gets inside?

Our SERVPRO technicians can conduct floodwater removal at your Bridgewater residence to reduce the chances of secondary damage, such as mold growth or humidity-related problems from occurring. Since mold can start to develop once your organic building materials and contents stay wet for more than 48 hours, we always work towards removing moisture from your structure as quickly as possible. We can accomplish rapid structural drying by setting up air movers and dehumidifiers. Dehumidification systems can reduce humidity levels by pulling moisture out of there, thus preventing secondary moisture caused by elevated humidity levels.

How do you calculate how many dehumidifiers to set up?

When determining how many dehumidifiers to install, we assess the situation and put your water damage scenario into one of the following classes.

       Class 1: This class describes the lowest level of water absorption inside your house. Problems with your building are considered class one when porous building materials such as your carpets retain a small amount of moisture.

       Class 2: This class depicts situations where wet, porous materials comprise 5% to 40% of the surface area in the affected space. And, semi-porous materials such as wood or concrete have retained minimal levels of H2O.

       Class 3: Class three issues occur when wet, porous materials like your carpet or drywall make up more than 40% of the surface area of the affected space.

       Class 4: The highest level of water absorption occurs when low evaporative materials such as your wooden subfloors, studs, and plaster walls retain a high level of moisture. SERVPRO offers exceptional service for these tougher than usual restoration services and follows the best practices of the IICRC.

To reduce your chance of secondary damage after your home experiences flooding conditions, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439, 24/7.

How Quickly Can I Get Help with Water Cleanup In My Bridgewater Home?

7/12/2020 (Permalink)

water leaking onto a floor and underneath a cabinet Water damage can impact your home and needs to be cleaned up correctly. Contact SERVPRO for quick mitigation of water damage.

SERVPRO Moves Quickly to Your Bridgewater Home to Begin Water Mitigation and Restoration Efforts

Any water left on your floors or soaking your furniture after a water loss event can be devastating. The longer that you wait to have it cleaned up, the more damage sets in. To ensure you limit the amount of loss and save time, you must hire skilled technicians to follow best practices for restoration. SERVPRO has a crew ready to come out to your Bridgewater home quickly to get the prompt, reliable cleanup you need.

Why Should I Call for Professional Restoration?

Water damage specialists have the right equipment and methods for handling water mitigation in Bridgewater in all situations. These are tools and techniques that surpass any results you could get from using consumer-grade products and equipment alone. SERVPRO not only comes to tackle water mitigation and restoration but also expedites all the necessary paperwork that your homeowner's insurance company needs for your claim.

There are several ways that water can damage your home's interior, including the structural materials and personal belongings:

  •   Deep-rooted soiling
  •   Retention of moisture for both semi-porous and porous materials
  •   Stretching of carpets, swelling of wood, and other physical changes
  •   Staining, running dye, or other chemical changes

When it comes to salvageability of your belongings, we take the time to evaluate each item carefully, determining the best way to proceed. We utilize a range of specialized techniques to address books, photographs, family heirlooms, and other sentimental belongings. Any items we determine are unsalvageable and must get replaced will be logged and disposed of appropriately according to local guidelines.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters works fast when you need water mitigation services. We make important decisions regarding the restoration of your items and do whatever possible to limit the loss. Call (508) 697-5439 to have a crew deployed to your home.

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We Need to Remove Water From our Bridgewater Electronics Store

6/28/2020 (Permalink)

electronics store with many computers and monitors Quick reaction time when facing water damage in your electronics store can make a huge difference. Contact SERVPRO right away.

SERVPRO Has the Workforce and Expertise to Handle Water Removal at Your Bridgewater Electronics Store

When water loss hits your electronics store, you have a lot more than wet carpeting to worry about. For this type of water emergency, you need a team that not only arrives promptly and has the technology and proven methods for safe water removal and restoration. Calling SERVPRO to your Bridgewater business ensures you get the attention your commercial space needs without missing a beat.

How Does Restoration Work Around Our Inventory?

Commercial water removal in Bridgewater can be tricky when various electronics are involved. However, our IICRC-certified technicians have the necessary training to handle electronic equipment. This allows us to get to work while ensuring your inventory and all of the computers and office equipment your staff uses remain safe. Some of the steps that we take after assessing the initial water loss include:

  • Shutting off electricity in saturated areas near any in-use office equipment
  • Pack-out services to relocate your valuable inventory so that water extraction and restoration can begin
  • Electronics inspection and interior repairs are done by a third party

Will Humidity in the Air Become a Problem?

Our trained water restoration technicians (WRT) work quickly to dry the water loss zone using various equipment in tandem:

  •   Centrifugal air movers create high-speed airflow that moves over wet surface areas
  •   Dehumidification equipment captures the water vapor in the air

This is a process that we repeat until we get the desired readings for relative humidity within your electronics store. Should the subfloor below your office carpeting be affected, we may put down drying mats that help force air into the wet areas to speed up the drying process.

Our skilled team takes multiple readings and monitors the drying through each phase of the water removal process. Everything is wrapped up with thorough cleaning and sanitizing the space before bringing your inventory, office furniture, and equipment back in.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is available 24/7 for prompt, reliable water removal. Call us whenever you need us at (508) 697-5439, and we will deploy a crew as soon as possible.

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I Need Help with Fire Cleanup in Bridgewater, How Soon Can SERVPRO Get Here?

6/14/2020 (Permalink)

fire damaged room with a light Don’t face damage after a fire alone! Contact SERVPRO for fire damage remediation services.

When You Need Fire Damage Restoration, SERVPRO Deploys a Crew to Your Bridgewater Home as Quickly as Possible

Fires occur when you least expect them, and the damage can be immense. Even if you feel as though the devastation is not all that bad, it could be more widespread than you think. Calling in the help of restoration technicians with a trained eye will help you to determine precisely what you are dealing with. SERVPRO is available in a moment’s notice when you are faced with fire loss in your Bridgewater home. We can get the job done quickly because we are Faster To Any Size Disaster!

Are You Available at Any Time?

You can call the team at SERVPRO 24 hours a day, seven days a week for help with fire damage in Bridgewater. We are always available to assist, and our crews understand that an emergency can take place at any time. Once we arrive on your property and it has been deemed safe for entry, we focus on assessing the damage and the impact that the fire had on your belongings, building materials, and the structure as a whole.

  •   We have IICRC-certified technicians specially trained to formulate a plan that allows for restoration of your home to preloss condition. 
  •   Our team disposes of all unsalvageable materials and utilizes best practices for restoring salvageable belongings. 
  •   We apply specialized solutions crafted for non-porous and porous surfaces that allow us to remove smoke and soot residue safely.

For any Bridgewater fire loss event, foul odors from the smoke must get addressed aggressively. We have a wide range of techniques in our arsenal for neutralizing such odors. Some of the options available include:

  •   Aroma pellets
  •   Ozone generators
  •   Thermal fogging
  •   Air scrubbers
  •   Charcoal activated filters, and more

Why Do I Need Expert Restoration?

Any fire damage event calls for professional support so that you may achieve safe, long-lasting results. Homeowners do now have the skill or industrial-grade equipment necessary to handle the cleanup and restoration process. Even if you can clean up debris and assess the damage, expert technicians can quickly and effectively bring your interior back to life.

What Do I Do About Everything that Got Wet?

During the course of extinguishing the flames, first responders use water and sometimes chemicals. Any wet surfaces have to be addressed with professional water extraction so that no moisture gets left behind. Should your home have any kind of water damage, items and building materials have to be dried as soon as possible. For example:

  •   We have dehumidifiers that help to eliminate moisture from carpets, draperies, and other fabric surfaces. Without proper drying, the damage could be beyond repair, and mildew might set in.
  •   Items made from copper or brass must be cleaned with special cleaning agents as soon as possible. The acidic nature of the smoke from the fire can start to react with these materials in as little as 24 hours after the fire loss event.
  •   Building materials also call for special attention while drying. Soggy sheetrock can crumble, and subflooring can begin to swell. If you have hardwood floors, they are vulnerable to moisture, which can cause them to bulge, buckle, and warp.

How Do You Handle Soot Residue?

The type of residue left behind depends on the materials burned during your house fire and how they burned, such as:

  •   Fast-burning fires that burn extremely hot put out a powdery residue, which makes it fairly easy to clean.
  •   A smoldering, slower-burning fire puts out wet smoke that leaves an odor-causing, sticky residue that is challenging to clean.
  •   If the fire in your home included petroleum products, there would be a higher level of soot that may be easy to detect on hard surfaces, but it can settle into carpeting and other fabrics.

Smoke often filters out into your HVAC system throughout the course of the house fire. When this happens, and it does not get addressed appropriately, each time that your air conditioner or heating system gets turned on, it can trigger the foul smoke odors. We work to carefully clean and repair your ducts so that we can remove all traces of the fire. In some cases, this can include the application of special sealants.

To handle the soot from your fire loss, we have specialized techniques that allow us to tackle a range of surface areas. For restoring your interior, we have both dry and wet cleaning methods as well as chemicals and various equipment that help us to make everything “Like it never even happened.

We have all of the best tools and equipment for your fire damage restoration needs at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters. If you need help with emergency service, call us at any time at (508) 697-5439, and we will send out a crew as soon as possible.

How Can I Get the Floodwater Out of My Bridgewater Basement?

6/6/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in home “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO can extract the water and dry your Bridgewater basement quickly

When floodwater enters a Bridgewater basement, it is vital to get the water out of the area as fast as possible. This is particularly true for basements as many do not have sump pumps or enough drainage. The longer the water stands, the more it degrades, and the more dangerous it becomes to handle due to bacteria and other harmful elements.

Why Should I Outsource the Cleanup of Flood Damage to My Basement?

SERVPRO technicians take special care to remove the flood damage in Bridgewater homes. Common issues homeowners deal with when this type of water loss happens can include:
    •    The flooring of all types tends to take a beating and often requires removal to dry the concrete substrate underneath
    •    Wet contents that require relocation to another area for drying
    •    Standing water
    •    Damaged sheetrock in finished basements

How the Professional Extraction and Drying Process Works

The techs test the water so they can identify any harmful elements they are dealing with. SERVPRO technicians use portable pumps most often unless the water is greater than two inches in depth. In those cases, submersible units can get the job done rapidly. Most flooring requires removal and disposal, exposing the substrate for drying. Because most basements do not have the same ventilation as the rest of a home, the drying process can need a large number of air movers and multiple dehumidifiers to rapidly reduce the interior humidity levels.

Final Cleaning for a Complete Restoration

After the drying phase completed, the techs wipe down the water loss area with antimicrobials or antibacterial cleaning agents as needed. This leaves surfaces sanitized and ready for reuse by the residents.

When intense storms deliver flood damage to local properties, the certified technicians at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 are ready to come to your residence 24/7 and make the water loss “Like it never even happened.”

Can Anything Be Done to Slow Viral Spread at My Bridgewater Business?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

bottles, sponges, brushes and gloves arranged in a circle on a wood table When your business is not sure what products and supplies are best to clean and disinfect, call SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Equipment To Get the Job Done in Bridgewater

As an essential business owner in Bridgewater, you are very concerned about the spread of the virus among employees and customers. We are all presently focused on how to effectively and efficiently ensure cleanliness and safety.

Like many commercial properties, you likely pay a weekly rate for a custodial service or have your own staff for cleaning your Bridgewater structure to maintain surface cleanliness. You may be considering whether you want to place them at further risk by potential exposure, or whether they will do an effective enough job of cleaning and applying disinfectants throughout the entire building, especially in large spaces.

Our SERVPRO professionals are trained, certified, and well equipped to properly clean an apply disinfectants in the presence of pathogens such as viruses.  We follow both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest information and guidelines about the most effective ways and products to use against pathogens that linger on surfaces or in the air.

SERVPRO professionals know how to take care of any type of property. Whether an office or manufacturing company, we cover all the bases. Our technicians:
    •    Clean all surfaces
    •    Apply a disinfectant to contents and interiors
    •    Clean air ducts and HVAC system when necessary
    •    Deep clean carpets and hard-surface flooring

Our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team is ready to help clean and apply disinfectants in your commercial property whenever you need it. Give us a call today at (508) 697-5439.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

What Steps Should I Take Immediately After Fire Damage In My Bridgewater Home?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up shot of fire Taking the correct steps immediately after a fire limits the chances of unnecessary damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Guide You and Help in Completing the Necessary Restoration Steps in Bridgewater

A fast response is crucial after fire damage incidents in Bridgewater to forestall some problems that develop after putting out the fire. Quick action also helps guarantee faster reoccupation of the house. Although it might not appear so, planning the restoration process can be challenging because it involves several steps, and it might not be clear which ones have a higher priority.

What steps are typical in the early stages of most restoration exercises?

When choosing the steps to take immediately after fire damage incidents in Bridgewater, the main consideration is how the incident is expected to unfold. If some materials or contents that survived the fire might deteriorate further, prioritizing steps that help stop such deterioration is essential. In most cases, the initial stages involve:
    •    Thorough scoping of the loss site
    •    Securing the property
    •    Calling the insurance company

Why is scoping essential before starting restoration?

Although it is easy to tell whether a fire extensively damages property or not, there are aspects of damage that you cannot identify without doing thorough scoping. Successful scoping requires the right skills and equipment. When evaluating a fire loss site, our SERVPRO technicians focus on issues such as:
    •    Charring depth especially on structural supports
    •    Pretesting materials for cleaning purposes
    •    Establishing the type of smoke residues left

Salvaging materials after fire damage helps reduce repair costs. Since the decision of whether to save an item depends on the level of damage, thoroughly evaluating affected materials is essential. For building materials such as frames and other structural supports, scoping helps establish whether there are significant residue deposits or charring on their surfaces. A tool such as a tar depth gauge helps establish whether charring affects more than 10% of the cross-section of frames, thus compromising their structural integrity.

Why is testing necessary before cleaning?

Cleaning is one of the activities necessary for the restoration of fire-damaged properties. Although cleaning is beneficial, it can also cause problems such as ruining the material being cleaned or spreading residues beyond the areas initially affected. Testing helps prevent such problems and also improves the ease of cleaning. Our SERVPRO crews test fabric materials such as carpets as well as finishes, such as paint on different surfaces. The tests we perform on carpets help establish several aspects that influence the cleaning processes, including:
    •    Stain resistance
    •    Level of soiling
    •    The physical condition of the carpet

Why does the type of smoke residue matter?

As the fire burns, you might notice minor differences in the type of smoke produced. For example, you might notice thick clouds of smoke, or the color can range from grey, brown, or black. Unlike the simple differences in appearance, the residue deposits from smoke can differ greatly, affecting the restoration process. Establishing the properties of such residues helps in choosing the correct cleaning procedures. Our SERVPRO technicians use several approaches to test residues, including simple ones such as running a cleaning sponge along surfaces starting from the seat of the fire and moving outwards to establish how far the residues spread. We also check other properties, such as whether the residues are predominantly dry or wet. From the information gained from testing, our technicians decide what cleaning procedures to use, including:
    •    Mechanical options such as wiping
    •    Wet cleaning with professional cleaning products
    •    Specialized cleaning with sophisticated methods such as soda blasting

How is a fire-damaged structure secured?

Securing a property immediately after fire damage helps prevent further deterioration. There are many ways to secure a property, so the steps taken depend on factors such as the level of damages and whether the property remains occupied during restoration. In case of severe fire damage, our SERVPRO technicians board up all openings in the exterior of the structure, protecting the interior from further deterioration. In case of fires localized in sections of the property such as kitchens or living rooms, we can board up those specific areas allowing access to the rest of the house.

Apart from setting up barriers, another way to secure the property is to identify vulnerable materials or contents and secure them. For example, soot has acidic properties, which corrode metallic materials and finishes. It can also stain stone materials such as granite permanently. Our Crews pre-clean such materials then apply thin oil film on their surfaces to protect them from further damages.

Taking the correct steps immediately after a fire limits the chances of unnecessary damage. Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 to help restore your property. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Are Dehumidifiers Important After a Leak in My Bridgewater House?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

a ceiling that is caving in because of water damage Water damage can cause major problems. Don’t let this happen to you, contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Restoration Specialists Use a Variety of Equipment to Assist in Drying Your Home

You should think about each part of the water restoration process as pieces of one puzzle used to accomplish the goal of returning your Bridgewater home to preloss status. If one critical part is missing, the restoration process may not go as smoothly. Our technicians use extraction equipment, air movers, dehumidifiers, and specialty equipment such as drying mats to restore your home.

Can I Use My Dehumidifier to Bring Down the Humidity Levels in My Home After a Leak?

SERVPRO Uses Industrial-Strength Equipment for Maximum Effect

While you can use your equipment for water removal in Bridgewater, SERVPRO's professional equipment, coupled with our knowledge and expertise, creates a streamlined process for your Bridgewater home. There are times for DIY projects. However, water leaks may cause long-lasting structural and health effects if not tended to correctly.

What Makes Industrial Dehumidifiers Better Than One I Buy For My Home?

  • Our dehumidifiers remove more moisture from the air (approximately 100-250 pints per day) than an average household dehumidifier (20-50 pints per day).
  • Since they remove more moisture per day, drying occurs more quickly. 
  • They have smart technology that automatically adjusts heating and cooling elements according to the moisture content and temperature in the room. 
  • Air filters in our professional dehumidifiers provide stronger filtration, catching allergens and other damaging particles. They also allow for the heavy airflow created by air movers. 

Professional equipment used correctly can expedite your home restoration and provide superior outcomes compared to those if you were to attempt the project on your own. At the same time, our technicians also take some of the burdens of a home disaster off your shoulders. We make it, "Like it never even happened."

For Assistance following a water leak, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters 24/7 at (508) 697-5439. 

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