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What to Consider When Hiring Commercial Restoration Services

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Consider When Hiring Commercial Restoration Services SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a leader in the most effective professional commercial restoration services for business in Taunton and Mansfield.

Key Benefits of Hiring Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services 

What makes SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield an ideal restoration service for your fire-damaged residential or commercial property? Because our professionals have been efficiently and professionally handling such incidents for years now. We do the simple calculation that fire equals soot and smoke damage, firefighting equals water damage, and if not restored timely, water damage equals mold. For all these steps, we are prepared with the latest equipment from the industry as well as the best practices undertaken for productive results. Our services for fire, water and mold restoration will inspect, assess, clean up and restore every corner of your property while ensuring that everything is handled within a quick timeframe. From apartment mitigation to basement renovation, and from fire damage restoration to cleaning up your property; we do it all!

Effectively Avoid a Fire Hazard

There is a very long list of causes that may spark a fire within your residential or commercial property. But here’s a list of how to avoid these:

  • First and foremost, ensure that all the electrical wiring and system is in check and properly handled to avoid any short-circuiting or sparking.
  • Next, make sure that all gas connections, outlets, and stoves are properly shut at the end of every usage, be it at home or at your restaurant.
  • Keep a safe distance between the cooking fire and inflammable materials such fabrics, wood, paper, etc.
  • Remind everyone at home or at your business place to cap any and all unsupervised flames when not in use.
  • Do not let anyone smoke near inflammable materials, and if it is absolutely unavoidable, designate a safe area of smoking.
  • Switch off any and all unused electrical plugs and outlets so as to avoid any power surges or sparking.
  • Do not keep matches, lighters, flints, fuel, etc. within reach of children. Always lock it up within a safe box.
  • Always check the electrical requirements of any appliance, machinery, equipment, etc. before plugging it in. Use necessary safety precautions.
  • Do not let water, electricity and fire mix up anywhere within your residential property or commercial setting.
  • When indulging in cooking, make sure that you use cork or wooden mats so as to avoid placing hot pans or pots directly onto fabric.
  • Keep fully-functional fire extinguishers at all safety points assigned within your property.
  • Train everyone at your home/workplace on fire safety, guidelines, and instructions including fire escape, notifying authorities, etc.

Hire Pros for Fire Damage Remediation

It is a most unfortunate event when a family or a business has to face loss as a result of a fire incident. We, at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, understand that every matter has to be dealt with carefully and professionally. Once the firefighting authority has given you a green signal that all is safe, you may contact our fire damage restoration services. We swoop in, assess the property damage, and help you in getting your home or business back on track. Since fire leaves behind a lot of soot and residue, we ensure that all that is cleaned up effectively. Also, any amount of firefighting will considerably put your property underwater damage. Worry not, as our water cleanup and restoration services will make sure that once we’re done with your home/workplace, it is new and improved ‘like it never even happened’.

For more information on our fire damage restoration service, get in touch with us at the 24/7 emergency helpline at (508) 824-0200.

How Do Professional Commercial Restoration Services Stand Out

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Do Professional Commercial Restoration Services Stand Out SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a leader in the most effective professional commercial restoration services for business in Taunton and Mansfield.

Key Benefits of Hiring Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services 

What makes SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield an ideal restoration service for your fire-damaged residential or commercial property? Because our professionals have been efficiently and professionally handling such incidents for years now. We do the simple calculation that fire equals soot and smoke damage, firefighting equals water damage, and if not restored timely, water damage equals mold. For all these steps, we are prepared with the latest equipment from the industry as well as the best practices undertaken for productive results. Our services for fire, water and mold restoration will inspect, assess, clean up and restore every corner of your property while ensuring that everything is handled within a quick timeframe. From apartment mitigation to basement renovation, and from fire damage restoration to cleaning up your property; we do it all!

Effectively Avoid a Fire Hazard

There is a very long list of causes that may spark a fire within your residential or commercial property. But here’s a list of how to avoid these:

  • First and foremost, ensure that all the electrical wiring and system is in check and properly handled to avoid any short-circuiting or sparking.
  • Next, make sure that all gas connections, outlets, and stoves are properly shut at the end of every usage, be it at home or at your restaurant.
  • Keep a safe distance between the cooking fire and inflammable materials such fabrics, wood, paper, etc.
  • Remind everyone at home or at your business place to cap any and all unsupervised flames when not in use.
  • Do not let anyone smoke near inflammable materials, and if it is absolutely unavoidable, designate a safe area of smoking.
  • Switch off any and all unused electrical plugs and outlets so as to avoid any power surges or sparking.
  • Do not keep matches, lighters, flints, fuel, etc. within reach of children. Always lock it up within a safe box.
  • Always check the electrical requirements of any appliance, machinery, equipment, etc. before plugging it in. Use necessary safety precautions.
  • Do not let water, electricity and fire mix up anywhere within your residential property or commercial setting.
  • When indulging in cooking, make sure that you use cork or wooden mats so as to avoid placing hot pans or pots directly onto fabric.
  • Keep fully-functional fire extinguishers at all safety points assigned within your property.
  • Train everyone at your home/workplace on fire safety, guidelines and instructions including fire escape, notifying authorities, etc.

Hire Pros for Fire Damage Remediation

It is a most unfortunate event when a family or a business has to face loss as a result of a fire incident. We, at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, understand that every matter has to be dealt with carefully and professionally. Once the firefighting authority has given you a green signal that all is safe, you may contact our fire damage restoration services. We swoop in, assess the property damage, and help you in getting your home or business back on track. Since fire leaves behind a lot of soot and residue, we ensure that all that is cleaned up effectively. Also, any amount of firefighting will considerably put your property underwater damage. Worry not, as our water cleanup and restoration services will make sure that once we’re done with your home/workplace, it is new and improved ‘like it never even happened’.

For more information on our fire damage restoration service, get in touch with us at the 24/7 emergency helpline at (508) 824-0200.

5 Guiding Steps for Mold Remediation after a Storm

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 5 Guiding Steps for Mold Remediation after a Storm SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield delivers the best services in Taunton & Mansfield, MA in term of storm damage remediation for any and all size disasters.

If your property has experienced a water damage due to a storm whether it is ground water intrusion, sump pump failure or roof leak if it goes untreated you have a greater chance of having mold. Mold is a fungus that breeds on moisture. Mold development in the different areas of a house gives a disturbing odor that is musty which is the warning that your home or business’s air quality may not be healthy. Growing mold is considered a very dreadful situation for all homeowners. The bathrooms, walls, ceiling, kitchen cabinets and wardrobe are some of the significant places that get occupied by mold. In the recent event of nor ‘east storm Skylar, Riley and cyclone bomb. The towns of Taunton/Mansfield effected by the storm followed by strong winds, snow and flooding include Taunton, Raynham, Norton, Easton, Mansfield, Berkley, Rehoboth, Dighton, Seekonk, and Swansea. We all are aware of the fact that water plays a significant role in spore growth. For effective storm damage remediation, we have listed five steps that should be followed for basic processes for quick mold remediation:

Evaluate the Moisture Content

Assessing mold growth is not limited to what we see with our eyes, you need to give a thorough look on the walls as well in the corners. First, you need to understand the reason behind all mold growth. Water or moisture problem due to flooding caused by storm or leakages is a primary reason for mold buildup. The ultimate goal lies in identifying moisture source and locating all other location with mold presence.

Have a Proper Remediation Plan

Next comes the remediation plan. Before you start it, it is recommended to document the mold situation with photos which is part of our service. This will help the restoration team and will be useful in your insurance claim. These documents will assist in developing a remediation plan, which typically answers the questions related to work startup time, work completion time, any testing that should be done, or will homeowners be temporarily relocated all things come mentioned in this document.

Assess Extent of Contamination

Mold growth is not restricted to certain places.  So, calculating the extent of contamination is very significant. This will decide how water removal and cleanup will take place. The goal of mold remediation is to clean mold growing within the home and to prevent residents from the exposure to mold.

Effective Mold Remediation

The care of the residents and the workers are a top priority during mold remediation. The procedure will also prevent new growth by addressing the moisture source which will be based on your calculation of the contaminated area. This procedure is further divided into the following steps:

  • Repair any and all water system problems
  • Isolate the contaminate area
  • Remove any and all soggy materials
  • Properly discard mold/wet materials in plastic bags
  • Effectively clean porous/wood surfaces damaged by mold
  • Clean all surfaces and areas along egress
  • Properly inspect the area to be completely positive you got all areas
  • Dry any and all textiles/materials out in the sun
  • Replace whatever is damaged beyond repair

Successful Professional Cleanup

At the end, we need to be sure that our cleanup efforts have been successful. According to EPA guidelines look for the following points:

  • Revisit the entire house and verify that there is no lingering moisture problem remaining in the property.
  • Inspect for signs of visible and hidden mold and check other furniture and surfaces for spore remnants.
  • The house/office should be ready for reoccupation without any health hazards.
  • As per the mold problem in the house/office, ensure proper testing so the property is fit for living.

Mold Removal after Storm

Storms naturally create many situations that encourage mold growth. It may occur due to flooding, leakages or blockages in the pipes. So, it will be better to be efficient regarding inspection of pipes before the storm to avoid any unfavorable consequences. If you’re facing such a problem, it will be better to call in professional remediators for effective removal of mold.

If you have any more questions regarding storm, water and mold damage, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

10 Essential Tips for Effectively Reducing Property Storm Damage

4/5/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage 10 Essential Tips for Effectively Reducing Property Storm Damage SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield a crew of skilled, experienced, trained and licensed storm damage remediation crew that offer professional services.

A storm can only be forecasted in advance, but the damage caused by it can never be estimated beforehand. Before a storm hits an area, it is always advised that you be prepared for the worst and hope for the best to happen. Recently, Skylar, Riley and Cyclone Bomb devastated far and wide in the Bristol County area. From Raynham to Norton, Taunton to Easton, Mansfield to Berkley, Rehoboth to Dighton, and Seekonk to Swansea; everywhere was hit hard and properties were left damaged in the wake. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is always dedicated to serving its community. We deliver the best storm, water and mold remediation to homeowners and offices to restore your damaged property to "Like it never even happened."

Here, we offer ten very useful tips to minimalize storm damage at your property:

Follow Official Storm Warnings

Once the concerned authorities have issued a storm warning, make sure you know where all family members and loved ones are and relocate if needed to a safe location within your house, shelter or a location that will not be effected by the storm. If the warning is higher, evacuation is strongly suggested for safety. Do not try to drive the roads sightseeing the scenery or repair any property damage once the storm hits.

Check Water Inlets/Outlets

Make sure that all inlets and outlets of the water/drain system are open and not clogged. Storms bring in debris, dirt, and garbage which can easily block the gutters and drains, causing water to pool in or flood into significant areas of your house/office. Seek competent water damage services.

Inspect Water Pipes

In winter, ensure that all hot water tanks and pipes are insulated properly to prevent them from freezing. In summer, keep all release points free of any and all obstructions. Maintain a regular checkup, before and after a storm.

Trim Risky/Damaged Foliage

Keep the trees in your yard in check. Make sure that there are no dangling branches which may be risky or dangerous during the high and strong winds of a storm. Any breakage could damage roofs, windows, and walls.

Secure All Fences

White picket fences or any other decorative fences may not be strong enough to survive through a storm. Even if you have a metal mesh fencing, always check that the fence is securely grounded, otherwise remove it completely.

Check Property Roofing

If you have shingles, roof insulations, roof tiles, decorative roofing, keep a detailed check on any areas that might be chipping off or breaking. Any loose fragments in the roofing will break, fall and damage the house.

Store Outdoor Furniture

Garden furniture, patio furniture, deck furniture, decorative gnomes, tables, etc., basically anything which is not tied down or fastened into the ground, remove it and store it in the shed, garage or basement.

Maintain Water Temperature

Depending on the seasons, there is always a recommended maintenance temperature for pipes, boilers, water systems, etc. This is to ensure that the water does not freeze or heat up enough to a steam. Follow the recommended guidelines.

Revisit Home Insurance

The most important thing to do before and after a storm is to check your home insurance. Much of the damage done to your property may be covered by the insurance. Get professional help to assess what you can get help with.

Professional Mold Remediation

Mold growth is one of the most visible outcomes of storm damage to the property. Since there is too much influx of water in all the gutters, pipes, downspouts, etc., there is bound to be pooling of water at some place. If this water is left as it is, it will surely become the breeding ground for mold. After a storm, we recommend that you get professional mold remediation service to inspect, assess and treat your property.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers the best storm damage restoration for homeowners as well as business owners. If you’re facing issues due to storm, water and mold damage, give us a call at (508) 824-0200.

How to Cleanup Sewage Backup?

3/15/2018 (Permalink)

Biohazard How to Cleanup Sewage Backup? SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers the most professional & effective sewage cleanup for commercial and residential properties in Taunton & Mansfield.

Raw sewage backed up into your home or office can be a critical problem and can pose a serious threat to your health and property. Don't consider this as an easy cleanup; sewage carries all kinds of virus and bacteria which can become a reason behind various serious illnesses. If you are going to deal with sewage, it is important that you first wear protective clothing, gloves on your hands, goggles for your eyes and a respirator for breathing. Secondly, when removing items that are contaminated by sewage, dispose of them in accordance with your local city or state regulations.

Properly designated areas are present to dispose of carpeting, padding and other items in a local landfill, but sewage needs to be disposed of in a sanitary sewer system. You should never do it anywhere other than the designated area as it can become a health hazard for others and you will be penalized by the concerned authorities.

Following are some points that need to be kept in mind for cleanup sewage backup:

  • Remove all standing sewage from the flooring, bathtubs, or shower by using a vacuum system that has a filtration device to catch items that you would normally put in a toilet. If not handled properly, these items will become the reason for clog. Avoid using a regular floor vacuum cleaner for sewage cleanup at all costs. Waste that can be salvaged should be stored for later cleaning.
  • It is better to remove all wet carpeting, baseboards, drywall, wood flooring, vinyl flooring and throw them away. Water makes its way under your flooring and into the walls. As we are dealing with sewage-contaminated water, all materials that have come in contact with it must be removed and thrown out instead of just cleaning. Keep this fact in mind, sewage water is highly prone to mold growth due to a high level of contamination. Therefore, porous material such as carpet or wood flooring in the house will hold up bacteria’s which will later cause unpleasant odors and/or health hazards.
  • Once you are done with disposing of the contaminated materials, you can start with cleaning the remaining structural items such as concrete flooring and wood framework with the help of antimicrobial disinfectants to properly clean all affected areas. Repeat the cleaning process twice or thrice, just to be safe and for better results.
  • After the cleaning procedure has been completed and the affected areas are completely disinfected and sanitized, a thorough dry-out of all exposed framework and flooring is essential using dehumidifiers and air movers. This will rule out the possibility of mold growth. The speed of drying depends on the amount of saturation caused by the backup. It will also depend on the type of drying equipment used for the process to ensure its effectiveness. The average drying time is 3 days for most materials.

These were some important pointers that should be kept in mind. Sometime your insurance policy may cover sewage loss. Hence, it is always better to take pictures of the sewage backup before the cleanup is in order. Show it to the insurance agent to verify if it is covered under your policy or not. For any and all sewage cleanup, you can get in touch with SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield.

For more inquiries, call us at (508) 824-0200.

How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts

3/1/2018 (Permalink)

Cleaning How Often Should You Clean Your Air Ducts SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield provides the best and the most efficient air duct & vent cleaning service in Taunton and Mansfield, MA.

Air ducts are a vital part of your house as they play a significant role in keeping the air quality of your house clean and healthy. These require maintenance and cleaning after a certain period of time to avoid problems related to air quality and health. When was the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? Don’t remember? Your home and indoor air quality could benefit greatly from a professional air duct cleaning.

The following are a few pointers that indicate that it may be time to clean your air ducts:

Mold Growth

Take a closer look at the ductwork and you might identify mold, mildew, slime or other microbial growth within the ducts or in other HVAC system components. Mold can be one of the reasons to cause health concerns as spores are blown away every time the furnace or air-conditioner is turned on. It can make a habitat in the insulation surrounding the air ducts. If you find signs of this, replace the insulation along with getting the ducts cleaned. Looking for professionals to get rid of mold, get in touch with SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield for effective mold restoration.

Signs of Illness/Allergies

If you or a family member experiences unexpected allergies or illnesses, these symptoms could be due to poor indoor air quality. This is often a critical indication that your ducts need to be cleaned before you even examine the ductwork closely. If you’ve tried other methods to eliminate causes for allergies or illness, duct cleaning could just be the only thing left to do.

Water Damage

What is the reason behind ductwork mold? The answer is clearly water and moisture. A colony can easily start growing if water is present within the ductwork. It serves as a breeding ground for mold spores. Similarly, a leaking roof may be the main source of water damaged insulation and in the ductwork located in the attic. For these problems, you not only have to replace moldy insulation but also need to fix the leakage source, otherwise the problem will surely reappear.

Vermin Infestation

One of the many reasons to clean your air ducts is infestation of insect or rodent within. The first indications may include the sound of scamper paws or flapping wings coming from your ducts. If you find droppings, nests or other evidence in your ductwork, clean them up as soon as possible to eradicate the vermin and block the entrance point of your ductwork so pests can’t have passage to enter.

Nasty Odors

Musty, rotten or other offensive odors may swirl around your home if the ductwork has mold growth, an animal carcass or something unpleasant. The trick to freshening up your home is to clean up your air duct.

Restricted Airflow

Comfort problems throughout your home could be due to a number of issues, and restricted airflow caused by debris can be one of these. You won’t know for sure until you send a thorough checking of ducts. You might be shocked to see dust-covered cobwebs blocking airflow as well. This condition is enough to convince you that it’s time to have the ducts cleaned.

Fiberglass Ductwork

Fiberglass ducts gather more contaminants than sheet metal. It also falls apart with the passage of time and leads to gaping holes in your ducts. During an air duct inspection, check the duct material to know whether it needs to be cleaned or replaced entirely.

Excessive Dust

Excessive dust, cobwebs or other debris blowing from the vent is a clear indication that your ducts are dirty and need cleaning. Any delay in this will adversely affect the health of the residents and may even be a reason for serious health concerns.

If you want professionally handled air duct cleaning for your home or office, you can call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

Foxboro restaurant calls for an emergency commercial cleaning.

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Foxboro restaurant calls for an emergency commercial cleaning. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is here to help when you need us the most! We specialize in emergency services to get your business back up and running.

Sometimes the property damage isn’t your fault!

Most of the time property damage is caused when someone's  plumbing pipes break or appliances malfunction within your own space. However, this isn't always the case as one Foxboro restaurant owner found out the hard way. Over the weekend, he was called to come down to his restaurant immediately because the fire alarms were going off in his unit.

At first, he was relieved when he got the news that there was no fire damage at his restaurant! As a matter of fact, his unit seemed perfectly fine, or so he thought. Once the fire department inspected all the units they confirmed no fire had occurred.

Instead, they noted that workers next door were jackhammering the concrete floors to install new plumbing and had caused concrete dust to fill the air in the units setting off all the alarms in the complex.

Unfortunately, the inspector had to deliver the bad news to the restaurant owner that his unit too was completely affected by the concrete dust. He told the owner that his unit would need to be cleaned and sanitized before opening for business again. At first, they didn't think much of it, they had cleaned the restaurant many times before, but the inspector told them that they should call a professional company to do the cleaning due to the cause. They explained that the fine concrete dust was everywhere and covered everything in the restaurant right down to the light fixtures and salt and pepper shakers on every table. They didn't know how they were going to get everything cleaned so they could open for business then someone on scene recommended they called SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield.

Within an hour we responded and began the process of cleaning every square inch of the restaurant. We were able to give them peace of mind knowing that their restaurant was cleaned and sanitized, so they could get back to doing what they do best, cooking for the neighborhood!

A few days later, I was in the area and stopped by to see how everything was during lunchtime. I was happy to see a full restaurant serving amazing food and thought to myself today is a perfect fall day for some soup. As I sat enjoying a delicious bowl of homemade beef stew and watching the staff and customers converse I realized that this is the reason why we do what we do! Bad things happen to good people sometimes and I am proud to say we have their back when it does!

5 Ways to Build a Better Business Image Through Cleaning

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial 5 Ways to Build a Better Business Image Through Cleaning SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers experienced, expert cleanup and restoration technicians who will handle all commercial cleaning services for your

Can A Taunton Business Build A Better Business Image Simply Through Cleanliness?

Every business wants to see their premises neat and clean. Cleanliness is necessary to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the space. The business owners always want to win over their clientele with their impeccable attention to detail. However, this does not happen without due efforts. There are a number of tasks related to cleaning that is undertaken to make your commercial property look better. This includes air ducts and HVAC cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, ceiling and floor cleaning, kitchen cleaning, and most importantly, mold remediation. If you are looking to get these services via a professional company, then you can get in touch with us, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. Our skilled cleanup crew and restoration technicians will leave your property spick and span!

Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning

All commercial properties have a ventilation system which may be prone to contamination by dust, dirt, etc. if left unchecked. Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning unit (HVAC) may be responsible for the circulation of dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris and other contaminants if these remain uncleaned for a long period of time. Hence, duct cleaning becomes necessary. But before you slide in a new cleaning budget to your business, first call a representative from our company to get an inspection for better guidance. Call us for air ducts and HVAC cleaning as we routinely undertake such a cleaning task in the most professional way. Monitoring your ducts in time will save you money and provide you with clean air to breathe.

Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery add a statement of style to your commercial property and its cleaning is a must. Carpets trap dirt, dust, pet hair and soil since they act as a filter to keep your spaces from getting overly untidy. Some of the preventive maintenance actions for carpet cleaning are regular vacuuming, spot removal, moving furniture to change traffic patterns, use of walk-off mats to restrict the amount of soil on a carpet and pilating the carpet to prevent matting among other measures. If you’re looking to get effective carpet cleaning, get in touch with us as we have state-of-the-art equipment with years of experience on our side. The services we offer include bonnet, showcase premier, dry cleaning, hot water extraction, deluxe precondition and rinse, to deliver the best results with a high rate of satisfaction.

Maintenance of Ceiling, Floor, and Wall

Ceiling, wall and floor cleaning is an integral part of the cleaning procedure for business properties. Walls and ceilings are susceptible to dirt, dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke and other contaminants which taint the original element of beautification. If you are thinking of getting a paint job done in your office, then keep in mind to fix all and any holes and cracks in the ceilings, walls, and floors. In doing so, you will end up with a smoother surface when painted anew. Floors like hardwood and tiles also need to be cleaned and may require additional attention as the soil that accumulates on it in time may be harder to get rid of. We have an approved cleaning method for such surfaces which enables our professionals to restore the beauty of your property to its former glory.

Deep Kitchen Cleaning

The kitchen is an important and the most used part of any commercial premises. Due to frequent use, dirt and dust may pose a problem over time. Proper deep cleaning of kitchens becomes imperative after a certain period as dust can accumulate on fixtures, cabinets, and appliances present in the kitchen. This may harm the food and may even lead to health concerns. Get it effectively deep cleaned after a few months to keep the environment and occupants healthy.  

Effective Mold Remediation

Mold is a nasty problem for any property. It affects the appearance of its black icky growth. Targeted restoration and effective cleaning procedures should be followed to deal with mold damage removal. Hire our competent mold remediation services and our experience and skilled restoration technicians will take care of the rest.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians for commercial cleaning. For details, Call (508) 824-0200.


Essential Tips for Sewage Cleanup for Businesses

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Essential Tips for Sewage Cleanup for Businesses Want an effective and quick sewage cleanup? Pick your phone and call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

When the residents of the City of Taunton need sewage cleanup they rely on SERVPRO to get the job done right.

Sewage issues are often neglected because of the icky factor but if left unchecked, these can become very problematic for the entire property. Any issue in this regard needs to be handled instantly in order to avoid foul odor and infectious effluent. The contaminated water from leakage in your property is usually divided into three types by professional cleaning companies; clean water, gray water and black water. Sewage cleanup generally refers to the removal of black water as it contains untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes from flooding of rivers or sewer backup. Yes, we admit that it is a dirty job but it is a necessary evil nonetheless. For commercial properties, it becomes an even more serious issue because if it is not handled instantly, it can greatly affect your business, reputation and brand image. If you require sewage cleanup, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. We will deliver you with effective solutions, cleanup and restoration included.

Initial Cleaning Steps to Take

Here are a few things that you can instantly and initially do at your commercial property to mitigate any sewage issue:

  • Shovel solids in a heavy plastic bag and disposing of it in the trash.
  • Use rags or paper towel to clean up liquid and throw them in a plastic bag to dispose of.
  • Use wet/dry vacuum to clean up remaining water.
  • Tape a path of plastic sheet to the floor to avoid soiling other areas on the property.
  • Place all damaged and undamaged items outside to dry out in the open.
  • Swab the area with an effective industry standard bleach solution.

How Professionals Handle It

You have done all that could have been done, and now it’s time for our professionals to handle the job till it’s done. Remember, these cleanup issues may sound a bit off-putting but it is crucial for any business to remediate them as soon as possible. When making the choice for a cleanup crew, keep in mind that you need professionals who can ensure productive results. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a leading name that you can trust for sewage cleanup. We will pump out and remove the muck. In addition, we will deodorize through the use of our advanced cleaning equipment and best practices. This equipment includes fans, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, etc. to provide your business with the best cleanup services.

Which Professionals to Consult

In sewage cleanup, there may be different types of issues which might require the skill set of a particular professional. The following is a list of crew members with their respective expertise:

  • Septic Specialist:

If you are facing a problem related to backup septic tank, then you may have to consult a septic specialist. If you have called our company, you can get this specialist or a plumber that offers emergency drain cleaning services.

  • Sewer Worker:

If you have an issue related to city sewer system, then you should call the concerned sewage department to ensure whether the clog is due to a city sewer problem or not. If it is, then you will have to get in contact with the concerned department to handle it properly.

  • Drain Cleaners:

If the problem is rooted in the connection between your property and the city line, due to clogging or otherwise, then you will have to hire a drain cleaner or a plumber to fix the issue.


Five things to Know about House Insurance

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

General Five things to Know about House Insurance SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield helped a family in Mansfield, MA recover.

At times it seems like SERVPRO is the bridge between the customer and carrier in Mansfield, MA. What does that mean? Well, we work directly with you, our customer, and the adjuster, who represents the carrier. And what we find in most cases is that people who have had insurance for even years don't understand their insurance policies are required to converse with professionals in the insurance industry that both interpret and enforce insurance policies every day. Below is a collection of resources and questions we are often asked about that could help people understand their insurance coverage a little bit better. I hope this article not only helps people when it comes to buying insurance but also if they ever need to use their insurance policy. Now, I know this stuff isn’t exciting to think about, but we know that knowledge is power which can lead to peace of mind for many folks.

Know Your Rights

We often hear of Public Adjusters and Restoration Companies show up right behind the fire truck (otherwise known as a Fire Chaser) who claim they are trying to help folks that have just experienced a devastating fire loss to their home and personal belongings. However, some see this as preying on folks that may have impaired judgment under such a stressful situation.  Your insurance carrier or agent may also suggest someone you should call to help with your water damage. And then there is always the neighbors down the street that had that terrible ice dam during the winter of 2015 that ruined their roof, ceilings and the majority if their holidays for the better part of a year while they were settling their claim and dealing with repairs. No matter who you turn to for advice, it is equally important to understand that you have the right to hire whoever you want to repair your property. Make sure the person or company doing the work is experienced, trained and seasoned in the type of service you will be needing, and they carry insurance that includes worker’s compensation and liability or run the risk of needing to file yet another insurance claim for liability if anything should happen during the repair process.

Question: Who Do I Tell About Changes I Might Make?

Answer: Your local agent is the best person to call to let know of changes like jewelry purchases, but they are also the folks you want to call when you are making a move!

You should call your agent at least 30 to 60 days before any move, so they can go over the change of address and any new or different coverage they may suggest, or you want for the new place. The rates may change based on the zip code or geographical region. Having the conversation well in advance of your move is an opportunity to ensure you can have "no hidden surprises" by having all the coverage you need or want when you arrive at your new place. 

Be prepared to ask the question of with new or different coverage, "will my premium and or deductible change?" It's important to understand ALL the changes that will happen to your policy before something happens! 

The expression we here time and time again from folks is, “I hope I never need your services!” Please keep in mind, furnace malfunctions, pipe breaks and appliances break without notice.  It’s always better to be prepared then not when these situations occur. If you need help cleaning up after a water or fire damage, please give us a call 508-339-3595. We can make damage, “Like it never even happened.”