Can Anything Be Done to Slow Viral Spread at My Bridgewater Business?
When your business is not sure what products and supplies are best to clean and disinfect, call SERVPRO.
SERVPRO Technicians Have the Training and Equipment To Get the Job Done in Bridgewater
As an essential business owner in Bridgewater, you are very concerned about the spread of the virus among employees and customers. We are all presently focused on how to effectively and efficiently ensure cleanliness and safety.
Like many commercial properties, you likely pay a weekly rate for a custodial service or have your own staff for cleaning your Bridgewater structure to maintain surface cleanliness. You may be considering whether you want to place them at further risk by potential exposure, or whether they will do an effective enough job of cleaning and applying disinfectants throughout the entire building, especially in large spaces.
Our SERVPRO professionals are trained, certified, and well equipped to properly clean an apply disinfectants in the presence of pathogens such as viruses. We follow both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) latest information and guidelines about the most effective ways and products to use against pathogens that linger on surfaces or in the air.
SERVPRO professionals know how to take care of any type of property. Whether an office or manufacturing company, we cover all the bases. Our technicians:
• Clean all surfaces
• Apply a disinfectant to contents and interiors
• Clean air ducts and HVAC system when necessary
• Deep clean carpets and hard-surface flooring
Our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team is ready to help clean and apply disinfectants in your commercial property whenever you need it. Give us a call today at (508) 697-5439.
Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.
What Steps Should I Take Immediately After Fire Damage In My Bridgewater Home?
Taking the correct steps immediately after a fire limits the chances of unnecessary damage.
SERVPRO Technicians Can Guide You and Help in Completing the Necessary Restoration Steps in Bridgewater
A fast response is crucial after fire damage incidents in Bridgewater to forestall some problems that develop after putting out the fire. Quick action also helps guarantee faster reoccupation of the house. Although it might not appear so, planning the restoration process can be challenging because it involves several steps, and it might not be clear which ones have a higher priority.
What steps are typical in the early stages of most restoration exercises?
When choosing the steps to take immediately after fire damage incidents in Bridgewater, the main consideration is how the incident is expected to unfold. If some materials or contents that survived the fire might deteriorate further, prioritizing steps that help stop such deterioration is essential. In most cases, the initial stages involve:
• Thorough scoping of the loss site
• Securing the property
• Calling the insurance company
Why is scoping essential before starting restoration?
Although it is easy to tell whether a fire extensively damages property or not, there are aspects of damage that you cannot identify without doing thorough scoping. Successful scoping requires the right skills and equipment. When evaluating a fire loss site, our SERVPRO technicians focus on issues such as:
• Charring depth especially on structural supports
• Pretesting materials for cleaning purposes
• Establishing the type of smoke residues left
Salvaging materials after fire damage helps reduce repair costs. Since the decision of whether to save an item depends on the level of damage, thoroughly evaluating affected materials is essential. For building materials such as frames and other structural supports, scoping helps establish whether there are significant residue deposits or charring on their surfaces. A tool such as a tar depth gauge helps establish whether charring affects more than 10% of the cross-section of frames, thus compromising their structural integrity.
Why is testing necessary before cleaning?
Cleaning is one of the activities necessary for the restoration of fire-damaged properties. Although cleaning is beneficial, it can also cause problems such as ruining the material being cleaned or spreading residues beyond the areas initially affected. Testing helps prevent such problems and also improves the ease of cleaning. Our SERVPRO crews test fabric materials such as carpets as well as finishes, such as paint on different surfaces. The tests we perform on carpets help establish several aspects that influence the cleaning processes, including:
• Stain resistance
• Level of soiling
• The physical condition of the carpet
Why does the type of smoke residue matter?
As the fire burns, you might notice minor differences in the type of smoke produced. For example, you might notice thick clouds of smoke, or the color can range from grey, brown, or black. Unlike the simple differences in appearance, the residue deposits from smoke can differ greatly, affecting the restoration process. Establishing the properties of such residues helps in choosing the correct cleaning procedures. Our SERVPRO technicians use several approaches to test residues, including simple ones such as running a cleaning sponge along surfaces starting from the seat of the fire and moving outwards to establish how far the residues spread. We also check other properties, such as whether the residues are predominantly dry or wet. From the information gained from testing, our technicians decide what cleaning procedures to use, including:
• Mechanical options such as wiping
• Wet cleaning with professional cleaning products
• Specialized cleaning with sophisticated methods such as soda blasting
How is a fire-damaged structure secured?
Securing a property immediately after fire damage helps prevent further deterioration. There are many ways to secure a property, so the steps taken depend on factors such as the level of damages and whether the property remains occupied during restoration. In case of severe fire damage, our SERVPRO technicians board up all openings in the exterior of the structure, protecting the interior from further deterioration. In case of fires localized in sections of the property such as kitchens or living rooms, we can board up those specific areas allowing access to the rest of the house.
Apart from setting up barriers, another way to secure the property is to identify vulnerable materials or contents and secure them. For example, soot has acidic properties, which corrode metallic materials and finishes. It can also stain stone materials such as granite permanently. Our Crews pre-clean such materials then apply thin oil film on their surfaces to protect them from further damages.
Taking the correct steps immediately after a fire limits the chances of unnecessary damage. Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 to help restore your property. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.
Are Dehumidifiers Important After a Leak in My Bridgewater House?
Water damage can cause major problems. Don’t let this happen to you, contact SERVPRO to remediate the damage.
SERVPRO Restoration Specialists Use a Variety of Equipment to Assist in Drying Your Home
You should think about each part of the water restoration process as pieces of one puzzle used to accomplish the goal of returning your Bridgewater home to preloss status. If one critical part is missing, the restoration process may not go as smoothly. Our technicians use extraction equipment, air movers, dehumidifiers, and specialty equipment such as drying mats to restore your home.
Can I Use My Dehumidifier to Bring Down the Humidity Levels in My Home After a Leak?
SERVPRO Uses Industrial-Strength Equipment for Maximum Effect
While you can use your equipment for water removal in Bridgewater, SERVPRO's professional equipment, coupled with our knowledge and expertise, creates a streamlined process for your Bridgewater home. There are times for DIY projects. However, water leaks may cause long-lasting structural and health effects if not tended to correctly.
What Makes Industrial Dehumidifiers Better Than One I Buy For My Home?
- Our dehumidifiers remove more moisture from the air (approximately 100-250 pints per day) than an average household dehumidifier (20-50 pints per day).
- Since they remove more moisture per day, drying occurs more quickly.
- They have smart technology that automatically adjusts heating and cooling elements according to the moisture content and temperature in the room.
- Air filters in our professional dehumidifiers provide stronger filtration, catching allergens and other damaging particles. They also allow for the heavy airflow created by air movers.
Professional equipment used correctly can expedite your home restoration and provide superior outcomes compared to those if you were to attempt the project on your own. At the same time, our technicians also take some of the burdens of a home disaster off your shoulders. We make it, "Like it never even happened."
For Assistance following a water leak, contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters 24/7 at (508) 697-5439.
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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program
Our defensive cleaning program gives your business a way forward by providing your employees and customers ongoing safety and assuredness.
Let us help you get back to business
As our communities re-open in Bridgewater, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.
Extensive training and specialized products
As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.
3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify
When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.
- Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
- Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials. In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible.
- Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.
Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation
We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.
Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters today at (508) 697-5439 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.
* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019
Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience. Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.
How Can I Fix the Water Damage in My Bridgewater Bathroom?
If you find yourself in need of professional water damage services, never hesitate to get help for your home.
SERVPRO of Bridgewater Can Lend Some Advice Toward Your DIY Water Damage Fix
Remediating sudden water damage can be intimidating. Imagine a scenario where your sink suddenly sprang a leak in your bathroom, due to old plumbing. With the help of a plumber, the leak can be stopped, but the mess would still remain behind.
So, what can you do about the water damage in your Bridgewater bathroom? Thankfully, small amounts of water can be cleaned up with relative ease and without too much worry. However, it is crucial to go beyond mopping up a puddle and then calling it a day.
What Supplies Do I Need?
To clean up the water in your bathroom, you must go beyond a mop and bucket. You might need supplies such as:
• A space heater
• A dehumidifier
When SERVPRO technicians remediate water damage, we use advanced industry-grade technology. However, an average civilian can still have access to basic supplies. Setting up an environment where warm and dry air can circulate can help ensure excess moisture evaporates.
What Signs of Water Damage Should I Look Out For?
Sometimes our plans don't always work out. A DIY project can fail and leave you with a more significant problem later. Once your bathroom seems dry, keep your eyes on the area for a few days and look out for:
• Cracked or uneven tile
• Baseboard swelling
• Musty smells
Water damage usually presents signs that can be simple to see once you know what to look for. Should you suspect that your DIY remediation did not go as planned, immediately get help. Professional cleanup and restoration companies, such as SERVPRO, can still help you.
If you find yourself in need of professional water damage services, never hesitate to get help for your home. Speak with SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters by dialing (508) 697-5439. Our technicians can certainly help you.
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Water Restoration In Your Bridgewater Property
No matter how we can help amid your emergency, give our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team a call today at (508) 697-5439.
IICRC Certification Principles for Bridgewater Water Restoration
Being what we need for our customers in their time of need involves much more than accredited professionals capable of addressing water loss effects in Bridgewater homes. When disasters like water emergencies affect your residence, you want to resolve the situation as promptly as possible. There is often only a 48-hour window for water exposure before the saturation of specific materials becomes insurmountable to traditional restoration approaches, and these components must get discarded.
Working within that limited window is what makes our commitment to a fast response to water damage in Bridgewater homes more valuable. That fast response is one of the principles our SERVPRO professionals adhere to when recognized as a certified firm with the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) Prompt arrival is only part of the high standards that IICRC certifications embody, however.
Latest Practices and Equipment
One of the most direct paths that our team can take to help with the water damage emergencies that affect your home is with the latest techniques and practices in restoration or recovery. Beyond the initial training and education necessary for our SERVPRO technicians to obtain their Water Restoration (WRT) or Applied Structural Drying (ASD) endorsements, our team also ensures that our professionals have the latest and most advanced equipment to ensure the efficiency of drying, extraction, and cleaning after a water loss.
Continued Training for Water Restoration Technicians
Because of the high standards that the IICRC holds our restoration team to, we must take advantage of in-house training and education opportunities to improve the knowledge and experience of our team members. We strive to find new and inventive ways beyond coursework to prepare our technicians for real-time recovery decisions and situations they might encounter.
There is a considerable amount of work and training that goes into meeting the high expectations of our customers amid an emergency, and we continue to take whatever paths necessary to meet and exceed these expectations with our restoration work after water losses. No matter how we can help amid your emergency, give our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team a call today at (508) 697-5439.
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How Do I Safely Remove the Fire Damaged Property from My Your Bridgewater Home without causing More Damage?
Even small fires can produce smoke and soot throughout the house. We have the equipment and expertise to clean your home and possessions.
Use SERVPRO Fire Restoration Technicians to Professionally Clear Your Bridgewater Home
Most residential fires, like yours, are usually restricted to one part of a home. The origin point is usually a cooking fire in the kitchen or from improperly stored chemicals and cleaning rags in the garage. These locations are where the physical damage is at its worst, such as scorching and other damage from the heat and flames. If the fire burns in your Bridgewater home burns long enough, it can send smoke, soot, and larger particles throughout the home, which can cause further physical and other damage.
How can SERVPRO protect my home while removing Fire Debris
For fire debris removal in Bridgewater homes, SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRTs) lay down a layer of thick plastic so that we do not grind burnt particles into what might be an, otherwise, undamaged carpet. Once that is in place, the FSRTs take the next steps:
- Inspect the structural and personal property for items that cannot be cleaned or repaired
- Carefully bag everything small enough before removing it from your home
- Break down more substantial items into smaller pieces for easier removal. Where possible, they disassemble an item (a bookcase for example) to avoid accidentally injuring themselves or causing further damage through demolition
- Place all debris into a skip as quickly as possible for removal to a dumpsite.
What about all of this Smoke and Soot Residue in my home?
We can remove that too. After removing scorched items Bridgewater properties like wall framing, couches, and ceiling fans, our FSRTs move in to perform the following tasks:
- Where residues are dry and powdery, specialists wipe down everything with dry sponges and cloths. If this does not remove everything, they spray a small amount of water or mild cleaning agent to break up the residue. They repeat this step until the property is clear of smoke and soot residue.
- For wet or sticky residues, our specialists use a stronger cleaning agent to break these down. As with the dry residues,
- If the residues have strongly bonded to a surface, our specialists have another option. If the surface is easily scratched or gouged, FSRTs use a soft-bristled brush to work out the residues. If the surface is stone or brick, they use wire brushes or powered agitation device to dig the residue out of the surface and break it apart for removal.
Fire Damage is Not Only Physical
Odor removal is often the last step for clean-up companies, but at SERVPRO, it is a part of every step in our restoration process. Odor Control Technicians (OCTs) train specifically to eliminate the smell of smoke and other residues that can appear after extinguishing a fire.
- They use cleaning agents specially designed to neutralize odor particles left on otherwise clean surfaces.
- For odors that penetrated the surface of items such as wall framing and other structural property, they sand down the top layers and remove the dust until the odor dissipates.
- If the odor deeply penetrated structural or personal property, they use an ozone generator to create a gas that penetrates to the same depth as the odor particles. The ozone binds with and eradicates the odor particles.
How Expensive is Restoration?
Restoration can be costly, depending on the item. It is, however, the only way to keep a piece of furniture or something else passed done over the generations. That is why our office has Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technicians (UFCTs) and Water Damage Restoration Technicians (WRTs) for particular tasks:
- UFCTs use specialty tools like injectors that attack smoke and soot residues by deeply penetrating fabric on couches and chairs. These devices are also used by OCTs to eliminate odors in the same items.
- WRTs train to remove water damage on the property caused by efforts to extinguish the fire. For example, on wood furniture, they use air movers to evenly dry paint and veneer that was accidentally soaked to lift water spots and other damage.
Does SERVPRO Keep Track of Everything Removed and Replaced or Restored?
Our team leaders maintain a detailed list of their actions on each home we service. That includes a complete inventory of each piece of structural and personal property removed. For restorable items, they keep a list of them and the actions taken to perform the task. This inventory is beneficial when it comes time to deal with your insurance carrier.
For fast, professional, and thorough removal of fire damage in your home, use our experts at SERVPRO of the Bridgewaters. No matter the size of the fire, one of our teams is ready 24/7 to clear and clean your residence. Contact us at (508) 697-5439 today to schedule a service call.
Mold and Water Damage in your Bridgewater Home
“Like it never even happened.”
Dealing with Mold and Water Damage in Bridgewater
For homeowners experiencing a water damage problem, few things can be more terrifying than the phrase "mold issues." In addition to expensive repairs, it conjures up imagines of potentially serious health effects.
But if your water damage problem includes mold in Bridgewater, there's no reason to worry. SERVPRO can help you get a handle on whatever you're facing, and they know how to come up with a plan to eliminate it.
Specifically, SERVPRO techs do that by helping you understand what mold is, how it grows and spreads, and the specific chemicals it contains that can cause health effects. What follows covers some of the basics.
Mold typically starts out as a spore. Spores work like seeds—a typical mold infestation can include thousands of tiny spores, and these spores are set free when they are disturbed, usually by airflow.
Once loose, they travel until gravity causes them to settle. Whether they grow or not depends on the presence of food, temperature, and moisture, but they will swell when they absorb water.
The problem with this is that mold spores can grow into whatever is beneath the spores, and they can also spread beyond the initial area they occupy. And mold spores feed on many of the materials in your home, which is why SERVPRO experts focus on controlling their growth.
There are two chemicals behind these problems: mycotoxins and microbial volatile organic compounds (mVOCs). Mycotoxins are basically fungal toxins that can cause a toxic reaction in humans, while mVOCs give off a musty odor that indicates some level of mold contamination along with the possibility of active mold growth.
As nasty as these things sound, there's an easy solution. Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 at any time, day or night, to solve the problem quickly and completely.
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If You Need Help in Your Bridgewater Home with Flood Removal, Call SERVPRO!
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.
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.
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.
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
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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