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Learn the Ins and Outs of Infant Care in Easton

1/28/2021 (Permalink)

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New Parents in Easton Benefit from Neonatal Education

Expecting parents in Easton can head to nearby Brockton for infant care classes hosted by the Good Samaritan Medical Center at the Moakley Conference Center on North Pearl Street. Sessions cost $40 and will be hosted virtually through February 2021. Classes typically occur on Saturdays, with the next one taking place on February 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

  • Online payments are preferred for registering, but cash and check payments are acceptable so long as participants contact childbirth educators by phone
  • Registrants are encouraged to bring a partner or other individual who will be prominent in the new child’s life after delivery
  • Participants are recommended to bring an infant car seat if they already have one

Breastfeeding classes are also available on the same day for parents who wish to attend this course. Steward Health Choice Members may qualify for a free infant care course.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters stands ready to render fire damage mitigation services for Bridgewater residents who call (508) 697-5439.

Easton Families Enjoy Storytime Sessions

1/27/2021 (Permalink)

little kids sitting in a circle at the library and reading a book It will be exciting to see the community enjoying the reading sessions!

Family-Friendly Reading Sessions Encourage Literacy and Learning in Easton

The Old Colony History Museum (OCHM) on Church Green in Taunton offers sensory-friendly storytime sessions for families with young ones learning to read in Easton. These storytelling shows occur in the museum and will also be broadcast live on the OCHM’s Facebook page.

  • The books used during storytime sessions are aimed at mid-elementary level reading, but families with children of all ages are welcome to participate
  • Reading in a historic yet sensory-friendly space keeps children engaged and fosters a love of history
  • The storytime program is part of the OCHM’s “M is for Museum” early reading and literacy initiative

Storytime sessions are free and happen on the first week of each month through June 2021, with February’s taking place on the 2nd from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters ensures that Easton homeowners receive effective water restoration services from certified professionals when they call (508) 697-5439.

Restoration Services from an IICRC-Accredited Restoration Firm in Bridgewater

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

flooded home exterior Flooding can quickly damage the exterior and interior of your home. Contact Team SERVPRO for water removal and remediation efforts.

SERVPRO Renders Disaster Mitigation Services for Bridgewater Homes

Bridgewater, Massachusetts is a Plymouth County city home to over 26,000 as of 2010, spread over an estimated 28 square miles. This Boston suburb boasts several local forests and conservation areas, including the infamous Hockomock Swamp. This swamp gave rise to rumors of cryptozoological phenomena, alien sightings, and other supernatural stories that have earned it the moniker “Bridgewater Triangle,” referring to the mysterious Bermuda Triangle.

Bridgewater was founded after a land purchase from local tribespeople by Duxbury settlers in 1645. In 1656, Bridgewater was established and has been part of Plymouth County since 1691, when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was formed.

Notable names from Bridgewater include the following:

  • New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who lived in the city during his tenure
  • Mayflower passenger and Bridgewater founder Love Brewster
  • First annual almanac publisher Nathaniel Ames
  • Artist and sculptor Bruce Gray
  • Author Louise Dickinson Rich, whose book Innocence Under the Elms details her youth in Bridgewater

The Bridgewater Iron Works

One of Bridgewater’s most iconic historical sites is the centuries-old Bridgewater Iron Works on High Street. This foundry was once one of the United States’ largest ironworks and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places as of 2002.

Its story starts in 1707 with David Perkins opening a blacksmithy on a parcel of land he purchased in 1694 from the Massachusetts colonial government. A slitting mill was added in 1985 by Nathan and Isaac Lazell. This was noteworthy because the British crown had banned the construction of new iron mills thirty-five years prior. This would only be the second new mill created after the American Revolution. After adding another mill, the property was processing an estimated 445 tons of iron each year. Mechanic Jacob Perkins would later become a partner at what would be known as Lazell, Perkins and Company.

During the nineteenth century, this company would specialize in a broad array of manufacturing needs, including:

  • Cannons during the War of 1812
  • Nails and hoops for barrels and casks
  • Steam engines
  • Iron castings and parts for ironclad naval ships
  • Brass and copper tubes designed for use in steam boilers

Much of the property was damaged during a 1938 hurricane. At least two facilities were used between the mid-1940s and late 1980s for grey iron castings crafted by the Bridgewater Foundry Company before selling the property in 1994.

Today, the Iron Works has since been donated to the Town of Bridgewater by the foundry’s last owners, the Landner and Brousseau families. It has since been turned into Ironworks park, which sports a bridge, one of the remaining original buildings, and the local highway department.

The Massachusett People and Language

Before European settlers laid claim to the land, the Massachusett called the land “Wompanohkeit,” or “the eastern land,” which also had connotations of dawn and sunrise. The territory that is now covered by a large portion of the Greater Boston Area was referred to as “Nutohkemminnit,” which translates roughly to “place of our land.”

Today, Massachusett settlements include:

  • Cocheset in West Bridgewater
  • Saugatucket in East Bridgewater
  • Titicut, which stretches over both Middleborough and Bridgewater

Current members of the Massachusett tribe descend from one of two communities: the Natick and the Ponkapoag. These two peoples were on land considered part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had “Praying districts” for indigenous citizens converting to Christianity. Eliot’s translations and other texts translated based on his orthography are still used as sacred scriptures in Massachusett churches.

The Massachusett language is designated as part of the Southern New England Algonquian (SNEA) languages, which are close enough to be considered regional dialects with minor differences. The Massachusett language was speculated to have been spoken both in the Boston area, the North and South Shores of the Massachusetts Bay, the lower Merrimack River, the Pawtucket of southern Maine, and the New Hampshire coast, among other locales.

What makes the Massachusett language especially significant in American history is its translation and use by John Eliot, who learned the language from translators and interpreters in Natick. He created an English orthography that would be used in the first Bible printed in the Americas. Christian missions would continue to make Massachusett Bibles and educational materials from the mid-seventeenth century until the mid-eighteenth century, after which the language’s use dwindled significantly.

The last speaker of Massachusett is speculated to have passed on near the start of the nineteenth century. The Wampanoag dialect of SNEA persisted and is still in use today, thanks to local language reclamation projects.

What Does SERVPRO Flood Damage Sanitation Entail?

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited professionals at SERVPRO have extensive training and experience in flood damage mitigation for Bridgewater residences.

In a flood damage scenario, several different cleanup methods are employed to protect homeowners while restoring the property. These include:

  • If mold or other microbes are present, SERVPRO technicians take precautions that include sanitation with EPA-registered biocides and containment measures that prevent the spread of these microbes to other areas of the home
  • Manual pump or trigger sprayers are deployed in areas with standing water and debris, dispensing sanitation solutions at 50 psi
  • Wet-cleaning of salvageable nonporous materials is effective for debris removal

Odor control is another essential component of sanitation, including the use of such devices as ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers and hydroxyl generators. After moisture extraction, debris cleanup, structural drying, and deodorization, SERVPRO professionals focus on rebuilding and repairs needed to return your property to a clean, safe preloss state.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters ensures that your home looks and feels, “Like it never even happened.” Call (508) 697-5439 for rapid-response disaster mitigation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including all holidays.

Winter Golf Bookings for Bridgewater Residents for the Christmas Period and New Year.

12/22/2020 (Permalink)

A golf ball on a tee with a golf club above the ball. Go book your time at The Olde Scotland for your golfing game.

The Olde Scotland Links Opens for Bookings After Christmas for Groups and Seasonal Special Offers.

The Olde Scotland Links was designed for strategic golfing in 1997 and has since become a highlight of the Bridgewater recreational circuit. The winter season begins in December and runs through until April. Specials for Bridgewater residents include the Dewsweeper passes, which tee off at 8:30 am, and the twilight sessions start at 2 pm. In line with local health and safety  guidance, all golfers must wear face coverings throughout their time on the courses. Unfortunately, the clubhouse remains closed; however, food and drinks can be purchased from the links Pro Shop throughout the winter. In December and January, Monday nights are reserved for the club's local leagues, with Tuesday nights booked for ladies' golf.

  • Practice ranges and practice putting greens are part of the facilities open from 7 am to 6 pm daily. 
  • Private driving ranges are booked through application and include unlimited practice balls, tee boxes, and longer opening hours from 7 am until 7 pm. 
  • Contact with the local club can be made through their website, by email, or by phone at (508) 279 3344

Groundwater flooding can affect your golf game, subfloor, garage, and crawl spaces. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 812-9732.

The First Annual Winter Market for Easton Residents Launches on December 20th.

12/15/2020 (Permalink)

A man and woman looking a craft heart. Support your local venders at the first Winter Market this year for your holiday gifting.

James and Thompson's Much Anticipated Winter Market Features 10 Independent Vendors Selling Unique Christmas Gifts.

A short trip to Boston for Easton Residents could make this year's gifting a lot easier and more unique. Local picture framing company James and Thompson are opening their first Winter Market at Jamaica Plains this year every Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The market is a culmination of local vendors and craft makers, including artworks, artisan items of furniture, and food trucks. The community-led initiative encourages the Easton area to give back to independent businesses while gifting their friends and family a unique selection of presents. Tickets to the market are free but must be booked in advance to receive a timeslot. 

  • The market opens from 10 am to 2 pm every day.
  • COVID safety is in place with hand sanitizers and a one-way system for viewing vendors
  • The market takes place at 18 Bartlett square, and visitors can email ahead for further information.

Fires can cause extensive damage to your home and belongings. For a quick recovery throughout the Christmas period, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 812-9732.

Bridgewater Properties are Suffering from Moisture Problems and Mold this Winter.

12/10/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is a Qualified and Dedicated Mold Removal Team for Local Residents.

Bridgewater is a small city in Plymouth County with an extensive industrial heritage. The city of 26,563 residents sits between Boston and Rhode Island in the State of Massachusetts.  Like most industrial cities, this place's heart is the Taunton River, which runs for 37 miles through Massachusetts. Alongside this river are numerous wildlife preserves and wetlands. Highlights of these local wildlife preserves are Lake Nippenicket and the Hockomock Swamp, a wildlife management area. The nearby State Forest has 62 acres of land owned by the Division of State Parks and Recreation (DCR). The upkeep of the state Forest allows the public to visit all year round, with the best access points coming from the West Meadow Pond.

Bridgewater's industrial town had several factories in the local area and became well-known for ironworks throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, several iron factories, such as the Ashmont Iron Works and the Superior Nail & Iron, remain in operation and a crucial part of the local economy. The National Register of Historic Places lists the Bridgewater Iron Works, one of the first factories to ship iron to US colonies, as a vital part of the community's heritage and American history. Following a massive fire, the Bridgewater Iron Works was eventually handed over to the council, who has since redeveloped the Iron Works Park area. The Stanley Iron Works park has a privately owned dam, excellent walking trails, and is situated just off route 28 headed South. 

  • The Black Hat Brew Works is a recent addition to Bridgewater. Since establishing itself in 2015 on Scotland Boulevard, it has become a positive presence in the town with a fantastic, rotating local beer selection- a must-visit if you are a fan of high content brews. However, the Crue Brew Brewery in nearby Raynham provides stiff competition.
  • The C N Smith Farm on South Street has been a family-owned and operated business for over eighty years in East Bridgewater. The retail store is open seven days a week, selling local fruits, vegetables, and garden plants. Opening hours are from 9 am to 5 pm every day. Special events occur throughout the year for harvests, Easter, and festivals. Contact them at 508-378-2270 to book in advance.
  • Eating out in Bridgewater is a case of quality over quantity. Prisco's Country Creamery serves fantastic deli sandwiches, Italian-themed foods, and sweet deserts in extra-generous portions. Chatta Box on Bedford Street offers a more refined dining experience serving a mixture of Asian cuisine to delighted locals all year round. 

The Bridgewater Triangle and Folklore

Bridgewater is a rural, industrial township that has gained a reputation among paranormal enthusiasts, fiction writers, and film-makers. H.P Lovecraft, a prominent horror writer in the early twentieth century, set many of his stories in a fictional New England town thought to be based on the Bridgewater Triangle. The 200 square mile range of the Triangle stretches from West and East Bridgewater across the southeast and connects with Taunton, Raynton, and Seekonk. There have been alleged sightings of various phenomena within this stretch, including bigfoot sightings, popularized by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, UFOs, Pterodactyls, giant snakes, and poltergeists. The distinct area around Bridgewater has featured in fictional TV shows like HBO's Lovecraft Country and the X-files. Particular sights of interest for paranormal activists are Hockomock Swamp, Dighton Rock, Freetown-Fall, and Profile Rock. The Hockomock Swamp was, allegedly, cursed by the Native American Wampanoag tribe in response to colonial settlers' injustices. 

While these areas may have a reputation among paranormal enthusiasts, they are also vast natural beauty areas. The Hockomock Swamp is a wetland that stretches for 16,950 acres and offers incredible hiking, fishing, and bird-watching opportunities. The Bay Circuit Trail is the most common route for visitors to take through the Hockomock Swamp, which passes by areas such as the Profile Rock and the Solitude Stone- both sites of interest. However, there are numerous other trails mapped through the Department of Conservation and Recreation. This area comprises the most significant freshwater wetlands in Massachusetts and a vital area for wildlife conservation. The swamp is the home of 13 unique, rare, and endangered species, while the site itself is over 9,000 years old, which gives it essential archaeological importance. Visitors are encouraged here by the excellent freshwater swimming, hunting, fishing, and canoeing options.

  • Camp Titicut is a smaller range along the Taunton River with mellow walking trails and camping spots.
  • Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area has hundreds of species of rare birds, fish, and animals.
  • Oldham Pond is an excellent spot for fishing and has three islands within the 232-acre waterway.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters Can Provide Excellent Mold Inspection and Remediation Throughout the Year to Local Residents.

The primary method of mold removal in your Bridgewater home is to identify and correct moisture problems. A moisture problem can occur at home due to insufficient insulation, roofing issues, or as a direct result of liquid water such as a slow leak. These areas can lead to the proliferation of microbial fungi, which use enzymes to digest organic matter. Over time, mold infestations can cause permanent damage to a building assembly or contents by eating away at organic compounds commonly found in the home environment. Core areas of concern are porous and semi-porous materials like drywall, carpeting, or wood framing. Dealing with mold quickly using professional services is the surest way to ensure your home returns to a preloss condition. 

  • Our technicians have qualifications from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications (IICRC) body and follow up-to-date s500 guidelines for mold remediation.
  • Extra services are available, including installing vapor barriers in your home and the restoration of documents and other valuables.
  • We are available twenty-four-hours a day and promise to arrive on-site within four hours of notification of loss. 

If you notice the visible signs of mold growth in your home, that is enough to justify professional assistance. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 812-9732.

How Close Is Bridgewater to Solitude and a Wilderness Experience?

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

town center of bridgewater Bridgewater commercial properties (but not the Hockomock Swamp) rely on SERVPRO for water damage mitigation--the premier company

Explore the Mysterious Hockomock Swamp Wetland Just a Short Drive from Bridgewater

Centuries have passed since European settlers arrived in the Bridgewater area, but at least one ecosystem has resisted the pull of development. Hockomock Swamp continues to occupy a vast wetland in Southeastern Massachusetts. The area covered includes approximately 16,950-acres and provides protection for innumerable plant species, birds, fish and reptiles, and mammals, including humans. The swamp is in the Taunton River watershed and includes portions of the following Massachusetts municipalities:

  • Bridgewater
  • Easton
  • Norton
  • Raynham
  • Taunton
  • West Bridgewater

What Types of Trees, Understory, and Ground Cover Are Common in Hockomock Swamp?

Hockomock Swamp is considered a Coastal Atlantic White Cedar (AWC) Swamp. All AWC swamps are wetlands featuring a dense canopy consisting mainly of evergreen species, with deciduous bushes and shrubs beneath. At ground level, mosses are the most prolific type of plant. Open bogs and waterways are also associated with Hollomock, as with other AWC swamps. Frequently encountered tree and plant species include:

  • Atlantic White-Cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides), an evergreen conifer with short branches and flat, scaly leaves
  • Grow up to 80 feet tall
  • Have peeling bark in shades of gray to cinnamon brown
  • Reveal a twisting grain within the straight trunk when felled
  • Red maple (Acer rubrum)
  • High-bush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
  • Swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)
  • Sweet pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia)
  • Fetterbush (Leucothoe racemosa).
  • Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea)
  • Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)
  • Starflower (Trientalis borealis)
  • Wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
  • Sphagnum mossLong (Water) water damage repair

Note: Listed below are additional rare and/or threatened plants found in Hockomock Swamp:

  • Long's bulrush (Scirpus longii)
  • Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus)
  • Two-flowered bladderwort (Utricularia) - a carnivorous plant
  • Plymouth gentian (Sabatia kennedyana)

What Birds and Animals Call Hockomock Swamp Home?

The swampy and heavily forested terrain gives shelter to many birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and invertebrates. According to MassAudubon, the swamp boasts nine breeding bird species along with roughly 53 regional or state birds seen in great numbers, including:

  • Gray Catbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • Common Grackle
  • Veeries (a small thrush)
  • Common barn owl

Deer and smaller mammals like fishers, mink, and bobcats inhabit the swamp. Visitors also encounter many insects, reptiles, and invertebrates. The following are rare or threatened species:

  • Ringed boghaunter dragonfly (Williamsonia genus)
  • Chain fern borer moth (Papaipema stenocelis)
  • Blanding's turtle (Emys blandingii or Emydoidea blandingii)
  • Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina )
  • Blue spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale)
  • Mystic Valley amphipod (a tiny water species)

Why Should the Hockomock Swamp Be Considered a Protector of Humans?

Individuals walking or canoeing through the Hockomock Swamp often hear cautions to travel only with experienced guides. The boggy waterways and patches of mud and quicksand can be treacherous. Despite these drawbacks and the stories of more than a few hikers and hunters who went missing and needed rescuing, the swamp plays vital roles in both human comfort and survival, as delineated below.

Have Humans Lived within the Boundaries of the Swamp?

Indigenous peoples, notably the Wampanoag, used the swamp as cover and protection from early English settlers' intrusions. They had a long relationship with the wetland, hunting and fishing in its seemingly impenetrable depths. Archeological sites recently demonstrate that humans have lived in the area for at least 9000 years. Metacomet, also known as King Phillip, an indigenous leader, chose the swamp as a base during skirmishes and assaults over the course of King Philip's War against the English from 1675-1678.

How Do Swamps Like the Hockomock Benefit Surrounding Land and the Humans Who Live There?

A damp, dank swamp does not appear very appealing to all people. Humans often want to drain swampy areas for development and in a sometimes misguided effort to contribute to the safety of those who live nearby. Wetlands are efficient filters of landscape and farming runoff and rain. The water quality of streams and rivers traversing a wetland improves as the swamp naturally removes pollutants. A trio of beneficial processes lead to cleaner surface water and also drinking water aquifers:

  • Sediment trapping
  • Out of balance nutrient removal
  • Chemical detoxification

Can the Rumors of Paranormal Activity in Hockomock Swamp Be Proven?

When discussing Hockomock Swamp, some relate stories of UFOs, Sasquatch, "undead" panthers, gigantic birds, and possessed dogs with glowing eyes as creatures encountered. The Wampanoag first called the wetland Hockomock, translated as "land of the spirits," contributing to the mystery of wet and heavily vegetated expanse. The swamp and adjacent lands are sometimes called the "Bridgewater Triangle," a reference to the "Bermuda Triangle" in the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. No one can explain every reported anomaly, but the questions make the swamp an even more intriguing place to explore.

Why Is It Crucial for Businesses to Choose a Water Recovery Company Even Before an Emergency?

As a smart Bridgetown business owner, hold back the encroaching damage of an unexpected water crisis in your commercial building by choosing a restoration company before any emergency. Not all contractors are the same. Your business's resilience in the face of trouble depends on selecting the mitigation and remediation partner that can respond fast and provide the best-trained crews and highest quality products and equipment during your time of need .

What Should a Business Seek in a Restoration Company?

As you ask the question, "how do I pick the best fit from the water restoration companies near me in Bridgeport?" the essential deal-maker is training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO ensures that all our managers and technicians receive certification in IICRC standards grounded in extensive research. Our experience demonstrates that the use of these best practices will deliver the most successful results. We also offer a proactive program to help develop a personalized disaster response long before your business resembles a wetland like the Hockomock Swamp-- the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP).

Choose SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters for your commercial water restoration needs. Trained and experienced workers outfitted with cutting edge equipment are on their way fast, 24/7, with one call to (508) 697-5439.

Thought Your Kids Might Miss the Chance to Chat with Santa in East Bridgewater This Holiday Season?

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

east bridgewater signage Have fun at the East Bridgewater YMCA while SERVPRO provides storm and flooding removal from your property.

Cocoa, Cookies, and Santa Are Still On at the East Bridgewater YMCA Camp Grounds -- Bring a Food Donation to Spread Holiday Cheer

Nothing stops Santa from visiting all the good girls and boys. Sign up your kiddos for their reserved time to visit with Santa and get a holiday photo they can treasure forever. This year the celebration is outside, so bundle up. Enjoy some sweet treats and cocoa to warm tummies and toes. Pen a letter to Santa to make sure all dreams come true while waiting for a turn with the jolly fella on the fire truck.

Date And Time:

  • Saturday, December 5, 2020

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

  • Location

Old Colony YMCA East Bridgewater

635 Plymouth Street

East Bridgewater, MA 02333-2011

Fret not if severe late fall storms require flood removal in your basement. Call (508) 697-5439 to get the crew from SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters on the job, getting your home ready for the holidays, and maybe a visit from Old Saint Nick.

Seniors in Bridgewater Keep Active During Covid Precautions, Moving On-Line As the Temperatures Fall

11/14/2020 (Permalink)

aging council company sign The Bridgewater Council on Aging has clean air ducts, thanks to SERVPRO

Zoom Through Your Options Offered by the Bridgewater Council on Aging During Inclement Times

The Bridgewater Council on Aging and staff work tirelessly to engage local seniors despite current restrictions and the moving of most outdoor events inside. Informational and exercise opportunities are available virtually. Reach out to the Council at 508-697-0929 for information and Zoom links. Some useful and fun options that happen soon or ongoing include:

  • Weekly grocery trips and transportation to medical appointments, with limited van seating, making reservations a must.
  • Bingo on December 9, 2020, from 10:30 to 11:30 am via Zoom or call in -- register through the Council number.
  • Chair yoga on Zoom at 10:30 am every Monday and Thursday.
  • Zumba on Zoom at 9 am. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Arthritis foundation chair exercise on Zoom at 10:30 am Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Learn how to manage pain symptoms on Zoom from 1 to 3 pm Tuesdays through December 15, 2020.

Arrange for duct cleaning through SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters.Call (508) 697-5439 to schedule a consultation and get your home or business property back to fine form to support your new Zoom self-care habits.

Where Can Bridgewater Homeowners Go for Professional Flood Restoration?

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooding in property We are here to make the flood “Like it never even happened.”

Bridgewater Residents Can Call SERVPRO to Restore Their Flooded Homes

Is Professional Restoration Needed for Only a Small Amount of Floodwater?
The answer is always yes for calling SERVPRO. Bridgewater residential flooding always contains some amount of everything it flowed over before entering the home. The soil and other particulates can quickly stain floor trim, wall paneling, and more. Also, any water, if left standing for more than a few hours, can begin to ruin both personal and structural property.

Where Do You Start?
Our technicians begin by removing bulk water and flood damage in Bridgewater homes. This includes all standing floodwater and any trapped in carpets, behind walls, and between floorboards. After getting rid of the water, they remove all non-restorable items like carpets, soaked paper products, and then demolish and remove permanently affected structural property like drywall and other paneling if technicians find an excess of moisture.

Is It Necessary to Cut into Drywall or Other Material to Look for Moisture?
No. Technicians also use several moisture sensing devices to find water trapped in material or behind walls and ceilings.

    •    Penetrating Moisture Meters – These devices detect the moisture level in building materials with two small probes that pierce the surface to measure electrical conductivity. With special attachments, technicians can measure an item layer by layer.
    •    Inspection Cameras – These devices are excellent for checking wall cavities and examining the HVAC ductwork for moisture. Technicians use hand-held devices for small areas and larger ones, some mechanized, to fully examine the extensive ductwork in almost every home.

For more information on the tools we use to restore your home here or in Easton or to schedule a service visit, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 today. We are here to make the flood “Like it never even happened.”