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If You Need Help in Your Bridgewater Home with Flood Removal, Call SERVPRO!

3/11/2020 (Permalink)

Flooded home SERVPRO is quick to get your flood damage under control in Bridgewater.

We have the Trained and Certified Technicians you need for Flood Removal

There are many potential causes for flooding in your home, all of which call for immediate action before the damage becomes immense. The motto at SERVPRO is that We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster, which means your property gets the prompt attention that you need. We have all of the best equipment and personnel to address any flood damage so that your home gets back to normal fast. 

Once you call our offices for help with flood removal in Bridgewater, you are asked questions about the level of damage to your home. The SERVPRO crew chief formulates a plan so that the team arrives with the right equipment on the trucks to address any pressing concerns after arrival on site. Known as First Notice of Loss (FNOL), this initial communication with our technicians is essential for a smooth restoration process. 

Extraction

Water extraction is a vital step for removing moisture from your home after a flood loss. SERVPRO has access to a range of extraction tools that help us remove water from affected areas. Truck-mounted pumps and vacuums facilitate water removal, followed by extraction tools inside the home. For carpeted areas, light wands easily pull water from the glue-down carpet. Self-propelled extraction tools move over the carpet, compressing both the carpet and the padding beneath. The weight helps to squeeze the moisture out for efficient removal. 

Drying

Air moving equipment is put into place to enhance moisture evaporation from the surface level of the home and reduce the time to dry. These units put out high-velocity airflow that works in unison with industrial-strength dehumidifiers for optimum drying. SERVPRO technicians monitor the moisture levels and the air temperatures in the room, moving each drying unit as needed to get the best results.

Structural Drying

With any flood loss, the chances are high that water infiltrated areas under baseboards and behind walls. Structural cavity drying equipment helps to direct airflow throughout wall cavities, helping to replace the moist air with warmer air to increase evaporation rates.

Before our restoration team leaves your home, we use moisture detection tools to ensure the drying is complete. This is then followed by proper disinfection to inhibit mold and bacterial growth

Call us at (508) 697-5439 if you need help with flood damage. Our team at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is ready to go for all emergency services!

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We Are The Leader In Bridgewater Water Removal

3/1/2020 (Permalink)

One of our dehumidifiers working to dry water damage in this kitchen Our technicians set up equipment quickly to begin drying with both air movers and dehumidification equipment in this kitchen. Call us right away.

Why Call SERVPRO for Water Removal? We Have Great Techniques to Save Your Bridgewater Home!

Once a water loss incident takes place, the interior of your home might call for extensive cleaning and recovery. While there are various services in the area that can help with water damage, the pros at SERVPRO have tried-and-true methods to dry out your space quickly and efficiently. One of the many facets of restoration that we excel in is the water removal and drying of flooring and carpets throughout the home.

With any project, including water removal in Bridgewater, we plan several phases of restoration and revitalization. We start in the area where the water loss originated because this is where there is usually the highest concentration of dampness and damage. We take a look at any impacted flooring, trim, and wallboards, but also pay special attention to your carpets. Carpeting absorbs significant amounts of standing water and is often susceptible to stains and lingering residues if cleaning is not swift and precise.

Why SERVPRO? Our Team!

At SERVPRO, we feature a division of cleaning technicians who are well-versed in water removal. This includes advanced strategies for removing moisture from flooring and carpeting of all kinds. The first step is to dry out your damaged carpet using a combination of evaporative drying techniques and weighted extractor tools. A further assessment is made regarding the condition of your carpet padding after lifting the top carpet layer. For further water removal, we employ the use of light wand extraction tools. 

Bonnet cleaning and hot water extraction are two other valuable carpet recovery methods that SERVPRO uses to improve the functionality of the flooring in your home. The bonnet cleaning method is less aggressive and often used for carpeting with shorter piles. With hot water extraction, this is a more in-depth cleaning method great for all types of carpeting. 

Whenever disaster strikes and you are looking for help with water removal, you never have to go it alone. All it takes is a simple phone call to our team at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters, and we can schedule a team to come to your property as soon as possible. With our skilled technicians and specialized techniques, we make it, “Like it never even happened.”

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Why We Are The Best Choice In Bridgewater When You Discover Mold

2/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold all over a wall in a kitchen of this home behind the cabinets Our technicians could see the homeowner was nervous at the site of the mold, we were able to provide this homeowner with complete restoration.

Working with Bridgewater to Residents to Remediate Growing Mold Damage Concerns

Bridgewater Mold Damage

A water spill or flood in your home can cause issues further down the line as a result of insufficient drying of the structure. Among these issues is microbial growth. Microbes are tiny living organisms that can grow into a problem with the right conditions for growth. Mold issues can creep up unnoticed in dark, dank areas of the home. These areas may include beneath carpets, on insulation, subfloor pad, or the area between floor and subfloor. It would help if you had remediation once you notice the symptoms of mold growth, which may include stale odors or visible grey, green, or black mold colonies.

Like all living things, water is essential to microbial growth, which means there is some investigative work in remediating the mold damage in your Bridgewater home. Remediation technicians of SERVPRO may need to temporarily detach carpets or probe them using moisture meters to assess whether there are damp spots beneath or within the carpet. Disposable items like subfloor pads may also need to be cut up for removal and to allow inspection of the subfloor.

Establishing a mold damage remediation project requires careful planning and organization. Mold spores- the reproductive element of the organism- are invisible to the naked eye and can travel on footwear, clothing, or air-currents in the property. These tiny organisms need containment to make sure that a minor infestation does not get out of hand during the remediation process. When restoring mold, SERVPRO may need to demolish, agitate, move equipment, or carry materials in and out of the building. Without proper quarantining, these actions can lead to the spreading of the infestation.

When remediating microbial growth in a safe, controlled workspace, there are two vital considerations. The first is to find the source of moisture and perform adequate drying of the subfloor or cavity when damp spots exist. The second is to remove mold along with any porous infested materials. SERVPRO takes an extra safeguard against returning molds by applying biocides or anti-microbial treatments to surfaces, which can help reduce mold from growing again.

Microbial remediation is a highly-qualified operation that requires expert care and attention to detail. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697- 5439.

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Cleaning Floodwater In Your Bridgewater Basement

2/14/2020 (Permalink)

flood damaged home Give our team a call anytime at (508) 697-5439.

Cleaning Floodwater from Unfinished Bridgewater Basements

Natural flooding can introduce debris, sediment, and other solids to the basement of your Bridgewater home. While water in this situation can spread quickly throughout this level of the property, the proper mitigation and cleaning techniques can help to regain control of the disaster and reduce preventable loss. Between extraction, drying, muck out services, and cleaning, we can make flood losses “Like it never even happened.”

Before restoring elements of flood damage to Bridgewater homes like debris and potential contaminants, our SERVPRO professionals must focus on removing standing water. With natural flooding scenarios, unfinished basements can allow for substantial penetration. Following these disasters, homes in the direct path of migrating floodwater can battle several feet of standing water. Our technicians have premier equipment to help, including a wide array of extraction tools.

In situations where debris is known to exist, and a higher volume of water is present, we can utilize our extractor trucks. When hooked up directly through the truck-mount pump, we can discharge floodwater into sanitary sewer systems or culverts. With continual discharge, these powerful extractors can work at levels of 300 psi to extract thousands of gallons of standing water until debris removal and cleaning could be practical to begin.

Muck out and cleaning work together with controlled demolition. In many situations, portions of exposed wood framework joists beneath the floor must get cleaned with biocides and disinfectants. This sterilization can remove the potential for widespread biothreats and the development of mold colonies. We can also clean and dry concrete floors by first shoveling out mud and debris and working with pressure washers and cleaning agents to restore the floor to its original condition.

After a flooding incident, any homeowner can contend with substantial debris, mud, and other solids. Cleaning up after this loss can require a wide array of proven techniques, cutting-edge equipment, and potent products. Our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team can help with a fast response to begin extraction and debris removal as promptly as possible. Give our team a call anytime at (508) 697-5439.

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Why We Are The Leader In Bridgewater Water Damage Restoration

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment set up in this kitchen A pipe burst behind a cabinet in this kitchen causing extensive water damage. Our certified technicians set up equipment quickly to begin restoration.

(Why SERVPRO) Structured Processes Help Complete Water Removal in Bridgewater Without Conflicts

Water loss incidents can be a perfect recipe for conflict among the affected family members. Sometimes such conflict is directed on the restoration crews. SERVPRO tries to manage water removal processes in a way that limits the chances of conflict developing. In case a disagreement arises, we choose to negotiate acceptable agreements, accept the job with disclaimers, or decline to work.

Apart from how we respond to the overall water removal process in Bridgewater, we are also careful about how we handle minor issues that can spark conflict, including:

  • Handling personal items
  • Health and safety of occupants
  • Approximating the completion
  • Addressing pre-existing conditions


In most incidents involving water, it is essential to move items from the affected areas to limit exposure to moisture or elevated humidity levels. Our SERVPRO technicians explain the policy about personal items to ensure property owners are comfortable with inspection of all areas. In case there are expensive or highly valuable items, we recommend moving them to protect them from extreme conditions and help guarantee their safety.

Pre-existing conditions can lead to problems between the parties involved. Our SERVPRO technicians find out whether the home has experienced water loss incidents in the recent past. That way, we can look out for signs of mold, stains, and other problems and notify the homeowner before starting water removal. Otherwise, conflict can arise since such existing problems can be wrongly attributed to the current loss.

Water damage incidents can pose health problems, including leaving moisture remnants or aerosolized contaminants in the air. Our technicians perform various procedures to ensure the home is safe for occupation after water removal. For instance, we perform full drying procedures around the property to ensure moisture levels are normalized. When using air movers to dry the property, we also run Air Filtration Devices to remove any aerosolized contaminants.

Conflict rarely helps when you are dealing with a loss. Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Call Us After A Water Damage Issue In Your Bridgewater Salon

1/29/2020 (Permalink)

restored salon after incident If you need help dealing with commercial water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

Commercial Water Cleanup in Your Bridgewater Salon

Having a water leak from a sink in your hair salon not only means cleaning up but also a potential loss of revenue. You may have to close down for a day or two, but more importantly, you also need to protect your expensive equipment and retail products from further damage.

Commercial water cleanup in Bridgewater requires swift action to mitigate damages and loss of business. Luckily there is new laminate flooring with a durable vapor barrier in your salon to ensure resistance to moisture penetrating under the flooring. The biggest concern here is the equipment, retail goods, and the relative humidity (RH) change due to the excess moisture in the air.

SERVPRO understands the need to keep your doors open for business. In this competitive and loyalty-based service, keeping the client's schedules can be critical. Wedding day hairdos or an octogenarian's monthly pedicure mean more than just a revenue flow. Our job is to keep you in business.

Retail goods and portable equipment such as hairdryers, chairs, and stylist products should be moved into a safe, dry area either within the building in a backroom storage area or to an off-site storage facility until they can safely return to the salon. Long term exposure to high RH levels may damage the electrical components within hairdryers, curling irons, and other equipment.

SERVPRO technicians remove excess water and dry flooring through the use of high-velocity air movers and dehumidifiers. During the entire restoration process, they use thermo-hygrometers (hygrometers) to measure the relative humidity. The technicians measure RH in various areas to determine the correct RH goal for the affected area: air in the affected areas, the air in the unaffected areas, the air outside the structure, the air coming out of the dehumidifier, and the air coming out of the HVAC. One technician typically completes these measurements for the sake of consistency.

The desired RH level is below 50-60%. If the RH is higher than 60%, the air movers and dehumidifiers run longer to ensure that more dry, warm air circulates throughout the affected area, thus bringing down the RH further. When technicians reach the desired level, equipment, and retail goods may be brought back into the salon, and business, as usual, may begin again.

If you need help dealing with commercial water cleanup, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

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Bridgewater Gym Hardwood Flooring Benefits from SERVPRO's Rapid Mitigation Services

1/22/2020 (Permalink)

air mover connected to a clear tube and a poly sheet tenting a hardwood floor SERVPRO's Know-How and Equipment Can Salvage Water Damaged Hardwood Flooring in Commercial Bridgewater Buildings and Centers

Don’t Let Water Damage Cancel the Game in Bridgewater

Water from a flat roof leak or overflowing drinking fountain near the locker room can spread over a gym floor overnight or during a school break, causing you to reconsider a game venue in Bridgewater. Whether the facility is home to an NCAA college team or is a local elementary or middle school, water can cause the resilient hardwood floor of a basketball or volleyball court to warp and buckle. Rapid mitigation and remediation of the harm can get games back on the schedule.

Fast Response
When a gym floor in Bridgewater suffers water damage, trained restoration technicians can halt the damage and get the boards back to game day shape if on the job quickly. Hardwood flooring has a natural resistance to water. When installed as a playing surface, hardwood strips also usually have a durable finish that repels moisture. Speedy extraction can help save the floor from permanent damage.

Trouble Lurks Beneath the Court
Problems crop up if water percolates down to the subfloor. That layer is typically unfinished and made of plywood or particleboard, lower quality, and more porous than the gleaming, polished gym floor. In the case of concrete pads, drying is crucial to a permanent solution. SERVPRO crews are familiar with the wicking action that takes place if the unlying surface is wet. Just because no water is observable in no way means the job is done. Careful moisture detection and measurement using sensitive instruments is crucial, and not in just a couple of places. We test the entire expanse to ensure we account for water migration.

Visible Signs of Underlying Water Issues
If SERVPRO technicians note that strips are distorting, it is likely the subfloor is wet and saturating the bottom of the planks. Typically a wet subfloor causes the hardwood to cup, swelling from below, and pushing both edges of the strip up while the center remains in place but looks concave. The surface is unsafe to use until the moisture equalizes.

How Gym Floors Regain a Sound and Stable Surface
SERVPRO crews carefully scope out the perimeters of the water migration. Measurement of moisture levels in unaffected areas of the gym complex helps determine drying goals. Then we use drying mats attached to extractors to suction out the underlying liquid water. Tenting the moisture-laden expanses with 6-mil polyethylene assist us to direct warm airflow to dry out the layers of wood. Periodic moisture measurements ensure we are neither under nor overdrying the hardwood and its supporting underlayment.
 
SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is ready to ensure expected tip-off times when we arrive early to a gym floor water loss. Call us 24/7 at (508) 697-5439 to evaluate the scenario and design a game plan.

Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Easton

1/10/2020 (Permalink)

water damage in commercial property “Like it never even happened.”

Commercial Water Damage Restoration In Easton Requires Proper Drying Techniques

One day you could go into your Easton real estate office and see puddles all over your floors. Commercial water damage can take place by things like your building's roof leaking or one of your water pipes running to your restrooms bursting. Once moisture leaks from the outside, or your plumbing system, it will follow gravity and build up on your flooring materials first.

Once your carpets get wet, it is wise to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. We know that restoring the commercial water damage inside your Easton realty office promptly is essential to providing a pleasant atmosphere for your customers. When moisture starts to affect your carpets and other building materials inside your office after a leak, we can start the restoration process by extracting all of the moisture possible while it is still a liquid.

After our SERVPRO technicians extract as much liquid H2O as possible, we begin the applied structural drying or ASD phase. During this step in the mitigation procedures, we use air movers and dehumidifiers to create an environment that speeds up the natural evaporation and drying process. When setting up the drying equipment, we utilize proper placement techniques.

One rule when placing air movers and dehumidifiers is that the fans should never push air directly into the back of any of these machines that remove moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers dispense hot, dry air that the air movers can use to create effective air circulation during the ASD process. All fans should be placed so that the exhaust from the dehumidifiers are pointed directly at the air mover's intake.

Another drying technique commonly used in an office building with carpet is to "float" the flooring materials. During this technique, sections of the carpet get removed from the tack strip and peeled back so that air movers can push air underneath the carpets and dry the bottom of the flooring material as well as the subfloor.

Whenever we work on restoring your place of business, we try to find the best and most cost-effective methods to return your real estate office to its preloss state, “Like it never even happened.” When in need of a restoration contractor in your area, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

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Our Experts Discuss Why Immediate Action Is Crucial After A Flood In Easton

12/21/2019 (Permalink)

flooding caused by storm “Like it never even happened.”

Immediate Action is Critical to Address Flood Damage in Easton

While you may think that all floods are due to rising water from lakes and streams nearby, you should know that several natural factors can bring on floodwaters. The quicker that you can spring into action to remedy the situation, the easier it is to cut back on the devastation to your property. This is when contacting professionals at SERVPRO to restore your residence is the best option.

Homes with flood damage in Easton should be assessed and repaired as quickly as possible right after the event takes place. Experienced flood remediation technicians have the tools, expertise, and manpower to lessen the loss and help you get back to your life as usual. Once any natural disaster takes hold and wind and rain come with it, several areas around your property can become vulnerable.

Tree Damage
With a major storm, wind and rain can leave tree damage on your roof once the rainfall breaks through. It can saturate all of the materials within the exposed space. Any absorbent material is saturated can hold onto the moisture for an extended period. It is critical that you remove saturated materials and that the extraction begins to pull up as much as possible before water stains and mold set in. SERVPRO technicians work to tarp off the area to stop unwanted rain as well as vermin or pests from coming inside.

Window Breakage
If a window is left open during a major storm or it breaks from wind or flying debris, water can come in saturating the room as well as spreading down into the walls. Damaged window frames could also mean that water gets down inside the walls, causing warping, rust, and mildew. Our trained technicians use infrared moisture detection tools to locate any wet areas and then make sure that the window is repaired.

Standing Water
Any standing water has to be removed quickly, which is when SERVPRO team members use high-powered pumps, vacuums, and extraction tools to pull up as much moisture as possible. Other tools we employ to dry a flood-damaged home thoroughly include handheld equipment with heat, dehumidifiers, and air movers that work to circulate the area. This is followed closely by odor management to remove any unwanted smells left behind.

Whenever you are faced when flood damage, call our staff at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439, and we can send out a team as quickly as possible to begin an assessment.

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We Act Fast In Easton After A Fire

12/13/2019 (Permalink)

A Stove top covered in soot and smoke damage after a fire We have the training, fire damage experience, and state-of-the-art equipment to restore your home to pre-damage condition.

Fire Damage Cleanup in Your Easton Residence Calls for Expert Restoration Techniques

If you have even seen a building burning down, you know the destruction that a fire leaves in its wake. Unfortunately, even after putting out the flames, smoke residues and associated smells can linger in a house for many days. This means that while trying to restore your residence, you could be dealing with the stench. Smoke can easily seep into the wood, drywall, and textiles.

When the smoke settles on a surface as a residue, it is called soot, and it can coat a wide range of materials, causing corrosion and discoloration. SERVPRO can help you stop further fire damage in your Easton residence. Our restorers can guide you through the restoration process. We can clean up your property and restorable contents to remove ash, smoke residues, water from firefighting efforts, and malodors.

We can use our experience to choose the restoration methods that can provide the desired results. Various factors determine the severity of fire damage. These factors include:

The size of the fire: If the flames were significant, there might be a substantial amount of smoke residues to clean up.

Room size: In small rooms, the smoke odor is likely to be intense and highly concentrated. 

Time of exposure: If your property was exposed to smoke for an extended time, the residues could be more significant.

Odor type: The severity and consistency of odors often depend on the structures and contents that burned during the fire.

Our Smoke and Fire Damage Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) can clean up the smoke residues using tools like dry cleaning sponges.  We can use these sponges to eradicate light to medium soils that are not greasy. Apart from cleaning up soot, our restoration experts can take steps to mitigate the contamination that gaseous chemicals cause. The typical chemical components that cause contamination are the semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) and the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that cause smoke smells.

Cleaning up smoke particles may not remove VOCs and SVOCs. These compounds are also not the same in every fire, and they usually change based on the fuel source, which could be structural framing, plastics, paint, rubber, or fabrics. We can use advanced equipment to identify these compounds.

By identifying volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, we can understand the substances that burned during the fire and complete the restoration process correctly. This knowledge also enables us to deal with the challenges of eliminating specific smoke residues. For instance, protein fires produce minimal visible smoke residues. Underestimating the destruction is easy if your home does not have the black residues linked with typical fires. The layer of film that protein fires produce can create a strong smell. The protein residues can also penetrate items like clothes, drapes, drawers, and cabinets. Our SERVPRO crew can clean the affected surfaces and materials thoroughly to remove the layer of film and odor.

After the unfortunate event of fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters for professional fire restoration services. Our helpline is (508) 697-5439.

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