Recent Water Damage Posts

Are Dehumidifiers Important After a Leak in My Bridgewater House?

5/22/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

SERVPRO Uses Industrial-Strength Equipment for Maximum Effect

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

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

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

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

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


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How Can I Fix the Water Damage in My Bridgewater Bathroom?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

water covering wood flooring 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
    •    Fans
    •    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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Mold and Water Damage in your Bridgewater Home

4/4/2020 (Permalink)

water damaged 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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Our Technicians Discuss How Your Can Restore Your Water Damaged Bridgewater Home

12/8/2019 (Permalink)

water damaged ceiling Give our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team a call anytime at (508) 697-5439.

Can You Restore Water-Damaged Drywall in Bridgewater Homes?

Water loss incidents can affect various surfaces and materials throughout your Bridgewater home in devastating ways. Some of these construction materials can withstand this onslaught of moisture or saturation much better than others. Among the most susceptible to substantial damages in a brief period is the drywall. As a porous gypsum material, the wallboard can quickly become oversaturated with just moderate exposure to water loss effects.

We have multiple solutions to identify how badly affected drywall surfaces have become after water damage to Bridgewater homes. Non-penetrating moisture meters, for example, can help to establish a dryline where damp drywall becomes unaffected by the water loss effects. This tool provides the most direct depiction of drywall damage, as thermography and other approaches might showcase other wet materials nearby as well. Understanding the position of this line can be instrumental ineffective drying practices, including controlled demolition, flood cuts, positive pressure drying, and other approaches.

The choice as to whether or not drywall can get restored and protected from water losses rests in the length of exposure and the physical signs that can indicate irreparable conditions such as swelling or apparent fungal growth. The same can be said for sagging ceiling material of this same composition. If drywall shows no apparent signs of this type of damage, it might not be impossible to restore on-site.

There are advantages to choosing to restore drywall in your home when possible. Our SERVPRO professionals seek to provide our customers with the cheapest and most efficient solution, but even controlled demolition can open up the door for exposure to potential asbestos-containing materials (PACM) or other present hazards. As with all demolition projects, these approaches only get considered after other efforts to restore on-site have been exhausted.

No matter how severe water damage might be in your home, it does not always indicate a need for widespread demolition and reconstruction. As capable as our team is of handling your reconstruction needs, we also have the tools and expertise to dry out saturated materials like drywall when possible. Give our SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters team a call anytime at (508) 697-5439.

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Water Damage in Your Bridgewater Home can Exist Inside the Structure, Hidden from Your View

10/14/2019 (Permalink)

Floor joist exposed, with mold on drywall above the beams. SERVPRO can easily uncover your hidden water damage in your Bridgewater home.

We have the proper tools for your Bridgewater home water damage.

Keeping your Bridgewater home's appearance clean might reveal water damage in areas where water pipes pass through, like under sinks or around appliances. Knowing a leak exists means you can complete any necessary repairs and keep things under control. 

Sometimes the structure of your house in Bridgewater keeps water damage hidden. Damage might exist in areas in between walls, above ceilings, under floors, or inside your ventilation system. When you find deteriorated areas caused by dripping pipes or a problem with your roof, other water damage might plague your residence.

SERVPRO technicians carry specialized devices that can swiftly determine if water in one location spread to other areas, and how far, as well. While one device, the infrared camera, determines the location, the hygrometer gives us a fairly accurate measurement of how much dampness any particular location holds. These two diagnostic tools remain important parts of any water damage restoration job we do. 

While we are looking at things with the infrared camera, we might take visual readings (images) with the heat turned on in your residence. We also might take different images when the inside becomes cooler, also. The difference between inside and outside temperatures provides a remarkable contrast that can greatly help locate leaks coming from the exterior of your home. We can explain in more detail if we need to do this to locate all of the leaks causing water damage.

We can locate any leaks in your HVAC system like this, also. Leaks mean a break in your ducts, and a common cause of this involves water that seeped into the area. Our building services department handles our customers' HVAC repairs and inspections. They also take care of any drywall repairs and installation, freeing up our restoration crews' time for other aspects of making a house “Like it never even happened.”

We can detect water damage in areas that remain hidden away before they create substantially more deterioration and additional problems in adjacent areas. Call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at (508) 697-5439 to resolve such issues in your Easton, Whitman, or Scotland residence.

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Professional Remediation of Hardwood Floor Water Damage in Bridgewater

8/30/2019 (Permalink)

Hardwood Flooring with baby feet touching the hardwood floor. SERVPRO knows their way around the floor in your Bridgewater home.

We can handle the water damage on your Bridgewater floors.

Whether you choose to live in a historic home or a newly constructed villa or townhouse in Bridgewater, hardwood floors were likely one of the features that drew your attention when buying. Residential water loss nearly always affects flooring.   Our team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians are well-prepared to remediate the harm. Reaching out to us immediately after the event is critical for the most successful outcomes.

Most Water Losses Affect Floors

The polished expanses of oak, maple, black hickory, cherry, or other hardwood in your Bridgewater home risk water damage from a broad range of causes. An open window or french door during a downpour, a malfunctioning dishwasher, an aquarium spill, and pipe ruptures are common reasons for large quantities of water to spread across floors. We have seen all of these scenarios and more, and have proven strategies to remove the water and dry the affected floor materials properly. 

Understand the Anatomy of a Hardwood Floor

The strips or planks of a hardwood floor typically lie above an unfinished plywood subfloor. Although the visible planks often have a finish that provides resistance to surface water, liquid water flows between the joints to soak the substratum. This moisture remains even though the surface looks clear. SERVPRO knows it is essential to remove the absorbed water fast. It wicks into the bottom of each strip or plank of hardwood, causing permanent swelling and distortion called “cupping” or “crowning.” If severe, it can result in buckling, where the entire length of a board pulls away from the subfloor.

Active Moisture Removal Required

Merely waiting for the multiple levels to dry is insufficient as the damage done to the hardwood can be irreversible. SERVPRO uses a negative air pressure system to suction the water out. Technicians use thermal imaging and moisture meters to locate the areas where the subfloor is wet. We then place floor mats above those spots, seal the edges, and connect a high-efficiency extractor with hoses to evacuate the water. Throughout the process we monitor moisture levels, repositioning the mats as needed until the drying goals for your particular floor is met.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters uses state-of-the-art equipment and up to date training to offer our customers the most efficient methods for moisture remediation. If your beautiful hardwood floors are in danger of permanent water damage call us at (508) 697-5439.

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Is it Raining Water Damage Inside Your East Bridgewater Home?

7/12/2019 (Permalink)

If you see water damage on your ceiling, call SERVPRO!

Handling Unusual Cases of Water Removal in Your East Bridgewater Home

Water loss can affect any section of your East Bridgewater home. While most spills leave water primarily on the floor of your main rooms, some cases might touch unusual spaces such as the ceiling or attics. These mostly happen when there is a leak in a supply line, or the roof is damage allowing rainwater into the structure. Such situations are harder to deal with, so it is better to work with a professional water restoration team.

Efficient water removal from your East Bridgewater home is possible when you understand the extent of the problem. A leak in the ceiling might spill over to the rest of the house or remain confined in the ceiling with the only visible signs being bubbling and sagging sections. You can take some steps to mitigate the problem before professional restorers arrive. Look for the main water line and shut it off. You should also try to catch the dripping water by placing buckets directly under the leaks or using towels to soak it up from the floors.

Water removal from the ceiling requires considerable expertise for thoroughness and to minimize the amount of demolition needed. Having the right equipment also helps, especially during the drying phase to extract all the moisture. Our SERVPRO team includes IICRC certified WRT, Water Restoration Technicians, and ASD, Applied Structural Drying Specialists. We punch weep-holes to release water from the ceiling and minimize the weight on the panels without necessitating major demolition.

In case the leak is caught in time before the water permeates deeply into the panels and joists in the ceiling, it is possible to avoid demolition. However, this makes the drying process more difficult. Our SERVPRO technicians combine the use of advanced equipment and advanced skills. For example, we can make dehumidification more effective by covering the wet ceiling with a plastic barrier and venting it into a dehumidifier. We bring a wide range of moisture control equipment to the loss sites, including:

LGR Dehumidifiers

Centrifugal Air Movers

Moisture meters

Thermo-hygrometers

To deal with any spill effectively, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters to help. You can reach us at (508) 697-5439 any time. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Don’t Stress About Water Damage Remediation in Your East Bridgewater Home

6/15/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage in your kitchen can cause catastrophic effects. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today for help.

We have the Water Removal Equipment Needed to Dry and Protect Homes in East Bridgewater

When you realize your tub overflowed or the water heater leaked all over the place, you want to dry your home in East Bridgewater as fast as possible. Too often, homeowners call us after deterioration sets in instead of when the initial event took place. We have the proper equipment needed to keep such harm from happening to your home.

Protecting the residences in East Bridgewater from the harsh effects of water often requires the use of water removal and drying equipment. Water that escaped from pipes and basins and soaked into floors and other surfaces inside your property does not disappear from your home merely because you no longer see it. Just as it can soak into things, it can also evaporate into the air and move to other areas of your home.

Water that becomes water vapor can condense on other surfaces and cause damage. It makes the air feel sticky on hotter days, as well as making the air feel heavier as you breathe. Wherever materials retain it within their pores, damage can begin to take place within only a few hours of the initial incident. However, the effects of both materials and excess humidity might not become apparent for some time.

The damage that can happen as a result of water left to work its way around your home unfettered costs much more than removing the water before such damage can ruin your house and any contents. Our equipment ranges from pumps of varying sizes to industrial-grade box fans that change the air between 3000 to 5000 cubic feet per minute (CFU). Proper extraction addresses lost water in all its forms, and SERVPRO carries these and other pieces of water removal equipment in our Green Fleet.

Since water seeps into pores and flows into enclosed spaces, becoming trapped in both, we use equipment that draws the water out of these spaces. Our fans speed up evaporation rates, pulling moisture out of walls and floors, while our Injectidry system handles enclosed spaces after we drain them with the use of tiny weep holes. Heating systems also play a role in getting the moisture below floorboards out before such moisture can cause cupping to occur.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters uses these and other useful tools to mitigate homes when water removal must take place. Preventing damage from occurring saves our customers expense and aggravation. Contact us at any time by calling (508) 697-5439. We serve North and South Easton, Whitman, and Scotland, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Don’t Tackle Water Damage Remediation in Your Bridgewater Home Alone

6/8/2019 (Permalink)

When your Bridgewater living room is taken over by water damage don't try and handle it alone. Contact SERVPRO today for help.

Water Damage in the Kitchen of Your Bridgewater Home can Affect Cabinets and the Stability of Counter Spaces

Leaks under the kitchen sink in your Bridgewater home continuously wear away at the interior of the cabinet. This can destroy areas that you rarely inspect, allowing the area's condition to worsen. One of the first signs you might notice is instability of the countertop. Cracks along the seams of the counter might widen, also, allowing water and other sources of moisture to seep into the more porous materials underneath the surface, eventually leading to additional problems.

We work with homeowners in Bridgewater and surrounding areas when water damage calls for mitigation and restoration work. We also serve our local communities by putting measures in place that prevent future damage, saving customers money and aggravation.

Protecting your kitchen from water damage that starts with a small leak within the plumbing under the sink starts with sealing off where the water drips out. Using highly absorbent cloths, we clean the area to check the immediate area and then use an infrared camera so we can locate the extent of the water's spread. We do not want to waste time drying areas that never became wet.

The framework supporting a massive countertop requires stability and strength.  When water seeps into this area, deterioration and weakening lead to unevenness. Cabinets can also become discolored, veneers can peel, and solid wood can crack and splinter. Water, although used in multiple activities in the kitchen, can damage almost any materials it soaks into, especially when drying out never seems to happen.

We have specialized equipment to dry out the underside of such damp cabinets, as well as the space behind them where a gap forms between them and the wall. Our Injectidry's flexible tubing forces air into places that otherwise might remain damp with methods used to dry out more exposed areas in a room. When we use these to force air in and through an enclosed area, we do not have to build a drying chamber to target specific areas. Reinforcing the framework after we dry the area ultimately helps protect the countertop and anything installed with it in your kitchen.

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters has the technology and skills to protect your home from the ruining effects of water damage. Homeowners in Scotland, Whitman, and all over Easton trust us to mitigate existing damage and to protect their property from future costly situations. Call us at (508) 697-5439, so we can help you, also.

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Water Damage Timeline

6/27/2018 (Permalink)

When it comes to water damage it is never a good idea to wait. Check out this timeline to see what typically happens during a water damage. 

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

What's Covered?

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

When is comes to water damage issues the best way to know what is covered and what isn't is to check your policy or ask you insurance agent.

Here is a standard list of what may or may not typically be covered. Remember everyone's policy is different and the best person to answer your coverage questions is always your agent! 

- Burst Pipes and Leaks – Typically Covered

-Water Damage From Appliances – Typically     Covered

- Roof Leaks – Typically Covered

- Flood Damage – Typically Not Covered

- Backed Up Drain or Sewer Line – Typically Not     Covered

- Ground Water Seepage – Typically Not Covered

- Mold – Possibly Covered

If you or a friend has experienced water damage due to any of the above listed issues give our office a call. We are available 24 hours a day to help with all your water damage needs. 

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Understanding Category and Class during water Damage.

6/26/2018 (Permalink)

According to the IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration

There are 3 Basic Categories of Water

Category 1 originates from a sanitary source and poses no substantial risk from dermal, ingestion, or inhalation exposure. However, it may not always remain clean after it comes into contact with other surfaces or materials.

Category 2 contains significant contamination and has the potential to cause discomfort or sickness if contacted or consumed by humans. It may contain potentially unsafe levels of microorganisms or nutrients for microorganisms, as well as other organic or inorganic matter (chemical or biological).

Category 3 is grossly contaminated and may contain pathogenic, toxigenic or other harmful agents. Such water sources may carry silt, organic matter, pesticides, heavy metals, regulated materials, or toxic organic substances.

Time and temperature can also affect the quality of water, thereby changing its category. *Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions.

The 4 Primary Classifications of Water Damage

Class 1 is the least amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects only part of a room or area, or larger areas containing materials that have absorbed minimal moisture.  Little or no wet carpet and/or cushion is present.

Class 2 involves a large amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  It affects at least an entire room of carpet and cushion (pad).  Water has wicked up walls less than 24 inches.  There is moisture remaining in structural materials and substructure soil.

Class 3 involves the greatest amount of water, absorption and evaporation.  Water may have come from overhead.  Ceilings, walls, insulation, carpet, cushion and subfloor in virtually all of the entire area are saturated.

Class 4 relates to specialty drying situations.  Wet materials with very low permeance/porosity (eg. hardwood, plaster, brick, concrete, light-weight concrete and stone).  Typically, there are deep pockets of saturation, which require very low specific humidity.  These types of losses may require longer drying times and special methods.

*Refer to the IICRC S500 for complete definitions. 

Preparedness

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

With storm season underway, there are unfortunate cases of flooding and power outages taking place all over. The humidity and flooded areas create a perfect combination and environment for mold to grow, giving you more than just flood damage to take care of. The sooner the water damage is cleaned up, the less likely there is a chance for mold to produce, leaving you with less to cleanup in the end.

Flood damage cleanup

1.     Remove furniture and upholstery to clean or repair separately.

2.     Start by using a wet/dry vacuum to get rid of as much water as possible so the water is not sitting. 

3.     Use fans to circulate air and speed up the drying process. A dehumidifier can also be used to remove the excess moisture in the air to prevent mold growth.

4.     Once the water and moisture is cleared, start cleaning and treating the carpet and flooring throughout the flooded area. Steam clean any carpeted area to properly sanitize and check the padding under the carpet to ensure that it does not need replaced. Carpet padding usually needs replaced when a flood occurs.

5.     Clean walls and baseboards with warm water and soap to remove any residue. Then apply bleach and water mixture to sanitize the surface. 

Water damage produced from a flood can be dangerous and cause illness due to the bacteria sitting in the water. It’s important to act quickly when it comes to flood and water damage to prevent illness and worse damage to occur.

SERVPRO® of The Bridgewaters understands the importance of keeping your home happy and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding mold in your home call 508-697-5439 or visit www.SERVPROthebridgewaters.com to schedule a free estimate today!

Services

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial/Residential Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. As a locally owned and operated business, we can provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding immediately to commercial or residential needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

Have Questions? Call Us Today (508)697-5439

Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,650 Franchises ready to respond faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of The bridgewaters has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.” We can help you with the following Commercial/Residential services:

Water Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Storm Damage Restoration

Cleaning Services

Building Services

Has YOUR Leaky TOILET got you Down in the Dumps?

4/11/2018 (Permalink)

Has YOUR Leaky TOILET got you Down in the Dumps?

If you are a homeowner the chances are pretty high that you will experience a cracked or broken toilet tank at least once in your lifetime! This leaky experience can be a nightmare to homeowners!

There are many reasons why your toilet tank may break, but generally it is due to age. As a toilet gets older, it becomes more prone to cracking.

Any repairs you do on your toilet may cause the tank to split and crack. Simply placing the toilet tank cover on could also cause splitting or cracking.

If your toilet is exposed to sudden impact, such as a hair dryer dropping on it or falling into the bowl, your toilet could be subject to splitting or cracking; causing your tank to leak. 

Toilets have also been known to leak at the gasket. As your toilet ages so does that gasket. The gasket is designed to create a seal between the toilet and the plumbing lines in your home. If you notice that your toilet leaks when you flush it, it is probably a worn gasket in need of replacing. 

If you suffer a water loss from your toilet contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters ~ FASTER to ANY SIZE DISASTER! ~ SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is at your service! ~ Available 24/7

Are RAINDROPS Falling on YOUR Head?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Are RAINDROPS Falling on YOUR Head?

When RAINDROPS from Your CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING UNIT are FALLING on YOUR HEAD ... Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters Immediately! ~? Available 24/7

As a homeowner who benefits from Central Air Conditioning there are times you can't help but wonder if there are early warning signs your Central Air Conditioning Unit is failing.

We all expect our Central Air Conditioning Units to work as soon as we flip a switch, but sometimes nothing happens!

The following are EARLY WARNING SIGNS of A/C Failure:

NO POWER: It could be the result of a blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker, or a malfunctioning thermostat.

NOT COOLING: If the unit is running but blowing warm air, it could be from a refrigerant leak. Check for signs of moisture in the ceiling and the walls.

If you believe you have suffered WATER DAMAGE from your Central air Conditioning Unit Contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters ~? Available 24/7

Are YOU in HOT WATER?

4/6/2018 (Permalink)

Often times homeowners aren't aware that a Hot Water Heater is about to fail. Most often you are met with water running out from under your foundation, or garage!

While you can't be sure when failure will occur, there ARE signs you can keep an eye out for.

 Knowing the age of your water heater is one way, which can be located by looking at the manufacture sticker on the upper portion of the water heater.

Example if the Serial number is F051052638, the "F" represents the month, since "F' is the sixth letter of the alphabet it was manufactured in the month of June.


The next two numbers represent the year. Since 05 are the two numbers following the "F" this means the hot water heater was built in 2005.

A good rule of thumb: Most hot water heaters over 10 years old have lived a useful life and should be considered for replacement.

If you have suffered a Hot Water Tank failure, SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is at your service to assist with YOUR water clean up! ~ Faster in Any Size Disaster ~ Available 24/7

Faster to any Size Disaster

8/28/2017 (Permalink)

Flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays.

Faster To Any Size Disaster

Flooding and water damage is very invasive. Water quickly spreads throughout your home and gets absorbed into floors, walls, furniture, and more.  SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters arrives quickly and starts the water extraction process almost immediately. This immediate response helps to minimize the damage and the cleaning and restoration costs.

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Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

Hot water tank failure - Belingham, MA

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

The homeowner was unaware that his hot water tank had let lose.

Most often homeowners aren't aware that a hot water heater is about to fail. Most time you are met with water running out from under your foundation, or garage. While you can't be sure when failure will occur, there are signs that you can keep and eye out for.


Knowing the age of your water heater is one way, which can be located by looking at the manufacture sticker on the upper portion of the water heater. Example if the Serial number is F051052638, the "F" represents the month, it's the sixth number of the alphabet so it was manufactured in June. The next two numbers represent the year. So since 05 is the two numbers following the "F" this means the heater was built in 2005. A good rule of thumb is most hotwater heaters over 10 years old have lived a useful life and should be considered for replacement.


If you have suffered a hot water tank loss, call SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 to assist with your water clean up.

A/C Water loss - Carver, MA

4/19/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner had water damage from his central air conditioning unit failing,.

As a homeowner when you have central air conditioning you wonder if there are early signs that your central air conditioner is failing. We all expect our central air conditioners to work as soon as we flip a switch but sometimes nothing happens. Here are a few signs to look out for.


No Power: It could be the result of a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker, ore a bad thermostat.


Not Cooling. If the unit is running but seems to be warm air, it could be from a refrigerant leak. Check  for signs of moisture in the ceiling and the walls. 


 If you believe that you have suffered leakage from your central air conditioning unit give SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters a call at 508-697-5439 to remediate the loss quickly.

Toilet tank loss - Taunton, MA

4/11/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner suffered a water loss from his leaking toilet tank.

Nothing is worse than the experience of a leaky toilet. Chances are pretty good that you will deal with a cracked or broken toilet tank at least once in your life time.


There are many reasons why your toilet tank may break, but generally it is due from age. As a toilet gets older, it becomes more prone to cracking. 


Any repairs you do on your toilet may cause cracking of the tank, or by simply placing the toilet tank cover on may also cause cracking. 


If your toilet suffered a sudden impact, a hair dryer dropping, falling into the toilet could cause your tank to leak. 


Toilets have also been known to leak at the gasket. As your toilet ages so does that gasket. The gasket is supposed to help create a seal between the toilet and the plumbing lines in your home. If you notice that your toilet leaks when you flush it, it is probably a worn gasket. 


If you suffer a water loss from your toilet contact Servpro of the Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 and let us help. 


 


 

Pipe burst - Randolph

4/10/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner was unaware a pipe had burst until they arrived back home

There are a number of potential reasons why pipes inside your home can break open, causing major flooding throughout. Some of the common causes are as follow:


EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES:


When temperatures outside your home it can cause serious issues with your pipes. Ice has more volume than water so when water freezes inside a pipe, it expands and increases pressure inside the pipe, causing the pipe to split open.


MOVEMENT/WATER HAMMER:


If waster pipes aren't secured, they can move around inside the walls and when water is suddenly turned on or off. This can gradually weaken the joints in the pipe until one fails and allows pressurized water to escape the pipe, causing a catastrophic and expensive damage.


CORROSION:


Pipes are meant to last a long time, and many provide decades of reliable service. However, that doesn't mean pipes will last indefinitely. When the water has an imbalanced ph level the minerals inside the water slowly wear down the galvanized coating and expose the iron in the pipe causing it to rust over time.  


If you experience a bust pipe contact SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439 to help mitigate your loss.

Washing Machine hose failure - Wapole, MA

3/7/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner suffered a severe water loss when the hose had broken away from the clamp.

One of the top 10 sources of water damage to the home is from a failed water supply hose. As a homeowner conducting monthly inspection of the hot and cold water line could save you from losses you may suffer. The following are some steps to take to keep a water loss from happening.



  • Look for sign the supply hose may be ready to fail. Blisters in the hose, worn tubing, or cracks.

  • replace the supply hose with reinforced steel braided hose

  • Make sure connections are tight. Replace them if they feel loose.

  • Supply hoses should be replaced every 5 years even if there is no obvious deterioration.


Should you suffer a water loss contact SERVPRO of the Bridgewaters at 508-697-5439. All our technicians have been trained and certified to handle all your water loss. 

Commercial/ Residential Restoration Services

6/29/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial/Residential Restoration and Cleaning Services

SERVPRO of The Bridgewaters is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle your restoration and cleaning needs. As a locally owned and operated business, we can provide 24-hour emergency service and are dedicated to responding immediately to commercial or residential needs.

24-Hour Emergency Service

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Highly Trained Restoration Technicians

A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry

Locally Owned and Operated

Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment

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Residential Services

Whether you need emergency flood restoration or just need your upholstery cleaned, SERVPRO has over 1,650 Franchises ready to respond faster to any size disaster. SERVPRO of The bridgewaters has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.” We can help you with the following Commercial/Residential services:

Water Damage Restoration

Fire Damage Restoration

Mold Remediation

Storm Damage Restoration

Cleaning Services

Building Services

With Spring comes Rain - Are you prepared?

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

Spring time is right around the corner and although we are ready for the nice weather, most of us are not ready for the storms and flooding. Instead of letting the storm and flood damage take over your Nashville home, we can be proactive and make sure that we’re ready for the unexpected weather to hit. According to Rytech, there are 5 points to keep in mind when protecting your home from flooding this spring.

  1. Check for leaks ahead of time on your own before finding them during a storm. Take matters into your own hands and use the hose lightly to test any suspicious areas that may have caused issues in the past to find out where the leaks may be happening. 

  1. Roof flashing is installed below the first course making sure that the flow of water is directed away from openings, keeping water out of your home and from deteriorating the walls. It’s always a good idea to have your roof professionally inspected annually to check for damage. 

  1. Basements are the most common area to flood in a home, being located at the very bottom, so it’s always a good idea to look into a sump pump to protect your assets. If you have a sump pump already, make sure to check for any damage or signs of failure. (Irreplaceable items should be placed higher up or even on a different floor in case of unexpected weather events.)

  1. Make sure to keep the gutters cleaned to eliminate constant water flow down the exterior of the home causing possible leaking into the home. 

  1. Last, but not least, compare the costs to the risks. Many people hold off on putting some extra cost into making their home more water resistant due to cost, but the cost of cleaning up the damage after the incident is usually much more expensive.

Don’t let the storms cause water and flood damage in your home

4/7/2016 (Permalink)

With storm season underway, there are unfortunate cases of flooding and power outages taking place all over. The humidity and flooded areas create a perfect combination and environment for mold to grow, giving you more than just flood damage to take care of. The sooner the water damage is cleaned up, the less likely there is a chance for mold to produce, leaving you with less to cleanup in the end.

Flood damage cleanup

1.     Remove furniture and upholstery to clean or repair separately.

2.     Start by using a wet/dry vacuum to get rid of as much water as possible so the water is not sitting. 

3.     Use fans to circulate air and speed up the drying process. A dehumidifier can also be used to remove the excess moisture in the air to prevent mold growth.

4.     Once the water and moisture is cleared, start cleaning and treating the carpet and flooring throughout the flooded area. Steam clean any carpeted area to properly sanitize and check the padding under the carpet to ensure that it does not need replaced. Carpet padding usually needs replaced when a flood occurs.

5.     Clean walls and baseboards with warm water and soap to remove any residue. Then apply bleach and water mixture to sanitize the surface. 

Water damage produced from a flood can be dangerous and cause illness due to the bacteria sitting in the water. It’s important to act quickly when it comes to flood and water damage to prevent illness and worse damage to occur.

SERVPRO® of The Bridgewaters understands the importance of keeping your home happy and healthy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding mold in your home call 508-697-5439 or visit www.SERVPROthebridgewaters.com to schedule a free estimate today!