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Are Soots and Smoke a Threat to Human Health in Bridgewater?

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

burned hallway in a house with soot covering it Entering your home after fire damage can be a dangerous journey. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation and mitigation services.

A Burnt Building Can Produce Unpleasant Odors and Soot. SERVPRO Fire Restoration Services Can Recover your Bridgewater Property.

Is it dangerous to breathe in smokes or soot?

A fire emergency in your Bridgewater home can lead to extensive damages. Fires produce lethal gases like monoxide, but these volatile particles typically disperse quickly after the flames are extinguished. Modern materials used for home contents or structure are increasingly involved in their chemical composition. This complexity can lead to smoke residues that contain hundreds of chemicals. While few of these are lethal, ingesting, or inhaling soot and smokes in a fire-damaged structure can be unhealthy. SERVPRO recommends wearing an N95 respirator when working in a structure that has fallen victim to a recent fire.

What airborne dangers exist in a burnt property?

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) can be harmful to human health and inhaled from inside a structure with fire losses.
  • Particulate pollution can be microscopic dust or soot particles that can be inhaled or ingested.
  • Some deodorization solvents or equipment (oZone generators) can be harmful with inappropriate use.

How do fire technicians restore indoor air quality?

Getting rid of tiny airborne soot or smoke particles is an essential aspect of fire restoration in your Bridgeport home. Many odor control techniques can get rid of smells without addressing particulate pollution. SERVPRO uses air-filtration devices in a burnt property, which can filter out particles as small as 0.3 microns. Deploying an air-filtration device also helps to control odor issues by drawing odor particles out of the environment. Returning your home to a preloss condition includes addressing indoor air-quality problems that may be caused by fire.

What makes a good HEPA filter?

  • To carry the label of HEPA, the filtration must be able to remove 99.97% of particles from indoor air
  • Clean air delivery rate, which measures the amount of air passing through the filter. High levels ensure efficient air cleansing.
  • Checking the minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV rate, which is an indicator of filtration efficiency.

Restoring indoor air-quality can help return your home to a preloss condition. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

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Who Can Homeowners in Our Region Depend on for Reputable Duct Cleaning?

10/12/2020 (Permalink)

inside view of ductwork Do you air ducts look like this? SERVPRO's duct cleaning service can remove dust and debris.

Protect Homes and Pocketbooks by Working with Our Well-Trained and Ethical Team, Why Your Local SERVPRO Tops the List When Bridgewater Residents Need Duct Cleaning 

If you have concerns about your Bridgewater home's HVAC duct system's cleanliness, you need to ensure any duct cleaning experts you consult are knowledgeable. Some companies over-emphasize the need for cleaning regularly. Others might concentrate on clearing out just a portion of the system, resulting in dirt and debris in other ductwork areas quickly re-soiling the cleaned space.  

Should Homeowners Obtain Duct Cleaning if Family Members Suffer from Allergies or Irritation? 

Before lining up duct cleaning in Bridgewater because of a suspicion that dirty ductwork contributes to asthma or breathing problems in a family member, consult a health care practitioner. Although it might be possible that contaminants in the ducts are part of the problem, exploring other alternatives with medication, diet, or other treatments could eliminate the issue. Many allergies are seasonal, impacted more by outdoor conditions. You can always schedule a duct cleaning if different strategies fail to reduce coughing, sneezing, red eyes, and other sensitivity or allergy symptoms.  

If Homeowners Suspect Household Mold Contamination, Is Duct Cleaning a Good Control Measure? 

Taking charge of any duct-related mold issues is intertwined with the water damage or excessive humidity that drives mold spores' growth into active mold colonies. The connection between water and moisture damage and mold concerns is why SERVPRO is such a good fit for area residents. Merely cleaning the ducts in your home in response to mold proliferation is a temporary fix. We can combine appropriate duct mold cleaning to mitigate and remediate the water and moisture problem for a longer-lasting solution to mold concerns. The water inside HVAC systems often links to the cooling components evaporator coils. Leaks in return ducts can permit water to pass inside. These and other signs of excessive moisture are noted and can be addressed during high-quality duct inspections.  

What Are Generally Accepted Reasons to Hire a Duct Cleaning Contractor? 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discusses duct cleaning at length. A worry is that unscrupulous contractors advise cleaning when no or little benefit from the procedure seems likely. Improper cleaning can introduce particles into the air of your home. These concerns are why SERVPRO pledges to provide duct cleaning only by highly trained professionals when the following conditions are present: 

  • Significant and visible mold growth, in conjunction with remediation of the water and moisture damage that causes it
  • Infestations of vermin such as insects or rodents 

Other situations can result in substantial quantities of visible dust or debris, especially if the vents were open during an event such as: 

  • Remodeling or repairs
  • House fires 

Do Reputable Duct Cleaning Companies Suggest Biocides or Sealants as a "Save All" Strategy? 

Regularly changing your Bridgewater's HVAC system's filters is the most efficient and effective way to keep dust, mold debris, other allergens, and more out of your home. Educate yourself comprehensively on the benefits and detriments of the use of chemical biocides or sealants.  

  • Limited use of chemical biocides and sealants can be appropriate under specific circumstances. Still, you might want to discuss their use with your healthcare provider if members of your family exhibit allergic reactions or sensitivity to chemicals.
  • The EPA has no chemical biocides currently registered for use in internally insulated air duct systems.
  • Research does not demonstrate the effectiveness of chemical biocides in duct cleaning.
  • The potential for adverse health effects from the chemical is not as yet established. 

What Safeguards Should Homeowners Employ When Choosing Among Duct Cleaning Contractors?  

Like any home restoration or cleaning services, pick a local company. Traveling duct cleaning companies are here today and 100 miles away tomorrow. You deserve to partner with a reputable firm with a physical facility and a broad spectrum of services to address the underlying causes of excessive debris in ducts.  

  • General restoration and cleaning training from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is an excellent sign that the duct cleaning company takes every type of intervention seriously.  
  • Certification as NADCA Certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialists is also a plus.  

With generations of service to our community, we are that local company, why SERVPRO inspires confidence in those seeking duct cleaning

The duct cleaning experts at SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters proceed with skill and caution when clearing the HVAC system and other ducts in your home. Call for an evaluation to determine if your ducts need attention and the conditions that caused the soiling by reaching out to us at (508) 697-5439.

Local School in Bridgewater Closed Due To Mold – Can SERVPRO Help?

10/11/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling peeling and mold infested Mold can quickly spread in your school. Do NOT delay. Contact our experienced team today for remediation services.

Our Technicians are Certified in Mold Mitigation and Can Clean Your School

Bridgewater sits on the edge of the Taunton River. There are smaller rivers and streams which branch off of the river. There are lots of ponds and even a swamp in the area. Schools are also a critical part of the city. Families count on their schools to be ready to go for the school year. When you combine moisture from the area with mold spores, any school can develop mold.

Can Mold be Removed from the Cafeteria?

Any building can deteriorate over time and develop water leaks. Even new school buildings can have faulty HVAC systems that can cause water intrusions. In this case, the school cafeteria remained unused all summer. A leak from a pipe went unnoticed, and due to the hot weather, mold developed and spread. When it was time to clean and reopen for the school season, the mold was discovered. Now is the time for mold remediation in Bridgewater.

Mold is everywhere. With the above conditions, it allowed the mold spores to develop colonies. The cafeteria walls, floors, and tables were a food source for the mold. Our technicians are Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT). They understand what is needed in mold damage abatement and are well-trained to mitigate the problem. 

Mold Remediation Process

Immediate mitigation is needed any time you see mold. Mold can cause health effects and destroy the content of the cafeteria. To reduce the spread of mold and clean up the existing growth in Bridgewater, SERVPRO technicians use several necessary procedures:

  • Containment – Containing the affected area is the beginning of the remediation process. It prevents the spores from spreading during mold removal. Physical barriers, such as plastic sheeting, may be used. Air scrubbers use HEPA filters to trap spores and negative air pressure to port the spores and airborne particles to the exterior.
  • Mold Removal – If it has mold, it either needs the mold removed from the material, or the material has to be removed. Soda blasting and dry ice blasting can remove fungi off of impacted services. Porous material such as drywall needs to be removed if the hyphae are deeply embedded. Controlled demolition can be used to remove infested sections. It is then properly disposed of by our techs.
  • Clean Up Dust – Dust can be a byproduct of the mold removal. Mold spores can settle in the area as a result. Once the contaminated components are removed SERVPRO uses vacuums with HEPA filters to remove the dust and spores. Dust can also get wiped off the surfaces. 
  • Drying Process – Once the mold gets removed and the cafeteria is cleaned, the area is dried. We use air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers during this process.
  • Sanitizing – EPA- registered antimicrobials and antifungals are applied to all affected surfaces. Sealants may be applied to prevent the return of mold.

Can Appliance and Tables Be Saved?

Non-porous materials can be cleaned and restored. The cafeteria tables were plastic with metal legs. The tabletops got cleaned with a manual action, including scraping and brushing. Then they were wiped down with antimicrobial sanitizers. The legs were cleaned the same way. 

Some of the appliances had severe mold on the outside. Thankfully the refrigerators and freezers were not impacted on the inside. Soda blasting was used on several of the freezers. Scraping, brushing, and wiping down were employed as well. Because of the nature of the cafeteria, EPA approved sanitizers were used on counters, sinks, and other areas that seem to be unaffected.

Preventing the Return of Mold

In order to prevent future infestation, the school implemented a plan that including weekly inspections of the facility for any type of water intrusion. Special attention would be given to the restrooms and cafeteria. Sealants were used on porous wall material to provide a waterproof barrier. The appropriate authorities were contacted after the mold remediation to set up a mold testing. Since this is a municipal facility, an Industrial Hygienist (IH) must test the ambient air for mold spores. Certain levels much be achieved by this third-party action. Once the school was cleared, normal routines could continue.

 Serving the Community

SERVPRO is privileged to serve the Bridgewater community. Our families are part of the area, and our kids attend the local schools. We are proud to offer mold remediation services that are top-notch and can keep schools operating. Not only do we have AMRT certified techs, but they are also Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certified. They hold to the industry’s highest standards. Advanced technology, experience, and expertise allow us to offer our town a fire, flood, and mold remediation services that are second to none.

We also understand that disasters of any size do not always wait for business hours. Our crew is available Monday through Sunday and around the clock. Situations like this do not take a holiday, and neither do we. Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewater at (508) 697 - 5439 for expert mold remediation service. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Is It Possible to Get All the Water Out of Homes?

9/17/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO restoration equipment stacked inside of storage facility Take a peek inside our storage facility. This is just some of the equipment that we have available to restore your home.

Call SERVPRO for Thorough Water Removal in Your Easton Home

The Water Is Everywhere, Where Do You Start? 

Water removal in Easton homes begins with extraction. Since no two homes are alike, SERVPRO technicians do not attempt a ‘one-size-fits-all’ effort. Our response teams have access to an extensive equipment inventory for the best result in any size residence. If we don’t have it on-hand, we can get it from our nationwide network, often in just a day. 

What Equipment Do Technicians Often Use? 

  • Water Pumps – For apartments and small rooms in larger homes, our technicians use smaller pumps that can be easily rearranged inside or set-up at the doorway with flexible hoses that can reach throughout the residence. Larger areas with deeper water use larger devices to include truck-mounted pumps with their power source to ensure uninterrupted service without causing problems for the home or neighbors. 
  • Extraction Wands – For closet interiors and other small areas, these devices are ideal for water removal. Our technicians have access to backpack mounted extractors for these situations and larger wands connected to a generator for use in bigger rooms. Many of the extractors our SERVPRO technicians use also have a heating element to help speed up the drying process in carpets without causing additional damage such as delamination or separation of the carpet layers. 

What Else Do Response Teams Use to Complete the Task? 

SERVPRO technicians next often use dehumidifiers and fans. When combined professionally, these devices pull moisture from the air and nearby items like upholstered furniture and drywall panels. They stop further damage to these and other items while also lowering humidity for a comfortable environment.   

To schedule a response team or learn more about the equipment SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters uses in your home, call (508) 697-5439 today. We are here for you. 

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Can I Salvage My Wood Flooring After a Flood in Easton?

9/2/2020 (Permalink)

Living room and Dining Room Flooded After a flood, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

SERVPRO Water Restoration Technicians in Easton Restore Hard Wood Flooring Whenever Possible

After a flood in Easton, your first thought maybe that the category 3 black floodwater destroyed everything. Do not rush to discard everything in your home completely. SERVPRO's goal is the less expensive option of restoration over replacement. Before the restoration process begins, technicians make it a priority to fully extract the floodwater, provide cleanup, and thoroughly dry the impacted area. Since floodwater contains groundwater contamination, our IICRC technicians use safety measures, including appropriate PPE, to ensure safe working and living conditions.

The Floors Need Refinishing, Do I Have To Strip the Old Finish First? The SERVPRO Team Uses Specialized Equipment to Remove Old Finish Before Reapplying
Ideally, the initial flood damage cleanup in your Easton property goes smoothly, and your floors are dried adequately. Once technicians perform those initial crucial steps, they go about restoring your home to preloss condition. Removing damaged finish and reapplying for an even surface and effective vapor barrier. Rotary Floor Machines use abrasion to remove the finish and create an even surface.

How Does a Rotary Floor Machine Work?
    •    Used to buff and strip finish from wood flooring.
    •    Technicians attach a pad to the drive block on the rotary (roto) machine. Pads vary per the abrasion level required.
    •    In some cases, technicians may opt to use a cleaning solution before refinishing. They release the solution and apply it on to the surface in a swirling motion.
    •    The solution tank requires cleaning chemicals pre-mixed with warm water.

It is crucial to pay attention to details such as even finish during any restoration project to ensure adequate and long-lasting results.

After a flood, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Is smoke damage permanent in my Easton home?

8/25/2020 (Permalink)

photo of burnt house interior If a housefire affects your home with stubborn soots and odors, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians Can Remove Stubborn Smoke Residues and Odors from the Contents and Structure of your Easton Home.

What is smoke damage?

When a fire breaks out in your Easton home, rapidly combusting materials release toxins into the surrounding area in the form of smoke. This smoke can have a composition, including carbon, synthetic chemicals, or ashes. In high-pressure fires, these smoke particles can force themselves into surfaces like walls, ceilings, and furnishings. Once smoke cools, it may drop to the floor below, causing a layer of ash, which can cause further harm to your property when contacting with carpet fibers. Surfaces throughout your home may show blackening, or there may be noticeable smokey odors that last long after the initial fire has been brought under control. Our technicians are trained specially to remove soiling and bring any residual odors under control without further harming the structure and contents of your home.

How is smoke removed without damaging surfaces?

Smokes can bond with surfaces making fire damage restoration in your Easton home challenging. Technicians need to decide to remove smoke from surfaces using either agitation of the surface or with chemical components. Agitation can include mechanical cleaning methods like air-whips. Air whips rapidly rotate rubber whips against the surface to dislodge soots and make them removable. Chemical solvents suspend bonded soot into the solvent solution. The suspended soots can then be rinsed away along with the solvent. SERVPRO can perform repainting of some surfaces if solvents damage paintwork during the removal process. We aim to leave your home in a preloss condition following a property fire.

What other methods do you perform during fire cleanup?

- Debris removal
- Odor control
- Contents cleaning

If a housefire affects your home with stubborn soots and odors, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439.

Removing Wet Wood Plank Flooring and Subflooring in Bridgewater Homes

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged hardwood planks Water can quickly damage hardwood floors. Don't try to restore it alone. Call SERVPRO!

Water-Damaged Flooring Materials can be Hazards for Occupants of a House and Allow for Microbial Threats to Develop 

We do not begin water damage recovery projects in Bridgewaterhomes determined to implement demolition and structural repairs, but this often becomes a necessity when prolonged exposure is a concern. Our project manager assesses the damage and determines whether conventional water restoration approaches can preserve and protect exposed flooring materials as installed or if they are too severely impacted to clean and restore. For floors that can still meet the requirements for cleaning and restoration, several tools can be instrumental in removing standing water and trapped moisture in carpets and wood plank flooring, such as: 

  • Carpet Wands
  • Floor Drying Mats
  • Weighted Extractors
  • Centrifugal Air Movers 

As much as restoration is favorable, water damage repairs in Bridgewater homes are often unavoidable. With a team of general contractors available to respond alongside water restoration technicians on our team, we can establish a dryline where flooring is no longer impacted and threatened by water exposure. Saturated wood planks must get removed so that underlying subflooring can get evaluated and tested as well. While it is desirable to dry this underlayment, thorough saturation might require the removal and replacement of these elements.  

How Soon Can Flooring Get Replaced in My Home? 

Because we have contractors available on our team when disasters strike, homeowners are not waiting for a third party's availability for repairs and reconstruction. Replacing removed flooring happens seamlessly after the water damage mitigation phase completes. Through this fast transition, we can help you get back to your routine more efficiently.  

As challenging and overwhelming as water losses might initially seem, our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team can help with water removal techniques and repair strategies to make it "Like it never even happened." Give us a call today at (508) 697-5439. 

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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)

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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.