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Raynham, MA Family Rebuilds After Home Experiences Water Damage 

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Raynham, MA Family Rebuilds After Home Experiences Water Damage  Drying Equipment drying a water damage in a Raynham, MA home.

A family in Raynham, had to go through immense loss of material damage, because of water leakage in their house. It had only been eight months, when the family started noticing water patches on their ceilings and on the walls. Thinking that it could have been because of the recent thunderstorm, they ignored it. With time, the situation got worse. The patches affected the distemper on the walls, making flakes of paint fall off. Worried about the fortunes they had invested in this house, they called SERVPRO

It was later found out that, because of the lack of genuine quality of water pipes, water kept leaking slowly for months. Everything was soon under with one call to us!

SERVPRO’S TEAM-Like No Other:

Water damage can occur because of any reason. A thunderstorm could trigger it at times, or it may also occur as the water pipes get worn out. Curing, treating and restoring water damage in a property requires a lot of expertise. Having a fully equipped team of knowledgeable and experienced technicians, water damage removal is what we do everyday.

How SERVPRO Saves The Day?

Home water damage restoration service is a well-defined and well-structured procedure comprising of six to seven steps. The only responsibility you have onto yourself is to call us one time. The rest is handled by us. First, we would inspect your house. The final steps include drying and dehumidification of the damaged property, which prevents the growth of mold. We restore the property damaged after treatment.

Services At SERVPRO:

Our 24/7 availability helps us solve the problem as soon as you get to us. All you must do is call, and the truck carrying team, tools and spare parts will be at your door step in a blink of an eye. Our water damage cleanup service has no match at all! We have won this name, recognition and trust by giving our clients what they expect from us. We make sure that whoever invests in us gets what they desire.

Our company SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield uses the most advanced technology and equipment which not only has made our job easier, but has also helped us win the trust of our customers.

Water damage can be a very tricky business. You would want to be sure about the company you have invested in, their competence and their level of expertise. Water Removal Service Mansfield, MA by us is like no other in the town. No matter the time of the day, or the weather outside, we have won the loyalty of our clients by being there for them as soon as they get to us. We have managed to always prove through our services that our clients and their satisfaction come first, we have made our name locally and nationally. Having national resources, we are truly number one when it comes to restoration services of all sizes. So, if you got a water damage job, give us a call. We are just a dial away.

Norton Homeowner Calls On SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield to Save Their Holiday

7/9/2016 (Permalink)

Building Services Norton Homeowner Calls On SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield to Save Their Holiday Bristol County Commercial and Residential Property Owners: We provide Building/Reconstruction Services.

A Norton homeowner can attest to the fact that there never really is a good time for a water damage that requires reconstruction services. But some days are worse than others! Let’s face it, just before the holidays tops the list as the worst time EVER for a disaster to happen. But that was the case for one of our customers whose washing machine hose blew out, spewing water all over her finished basement. If you are the mother of young children, there are some things that you almost can’t live without: one of those things is a washer and the other is a playroom/family room in the basement. In an instant, this mother lost both of those necessities, just before 4th of July.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster in Bristol County. We can respond immediately to your emergency and have the expertise to handle your restoration or cleaning needs. And with our building/reconstruction services we can truly make the damage, "Like it never even happened."

  • 24-Hour Emergency Service
  • Faster to Any-Sized Disaster
  • Highly Trained Restoration Technicians
  • A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
  • Locally Owned and Operated
  • Advanced Restoration and Cleaning Equipment 
  • Residential Services

    Whether your Bristol County home needs emergency flood damage or your air ducts cleaned, you can depend on us.  Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:http://www.SERVPROtauntonmansfield.com/residential-restoration-cleaning

  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Inspection & Remediation
  • Storm Damage Restoration
  • Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • Commercial Services

    There's never a convenient time for fire or Water damage to strike your Bristol County commercial property. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when the need arises for professional cleaning or emergency restoration services we have the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business. Learn more about our commercial services: http://www.SERVPROtauntonmansfield.com/commercial-restoration-cleaning

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Mold Inspection & Remediation
  • Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning Services
  • Building/Reconstruction Services
  • General Contractor License #: CS-108357

    Have Questions? Call Us 24/7 – 508-824-0200

    Restoring Your Mansfield Commercial Property After A Water Damage

    7/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Commercial Restoring Your Mansfield Commercial Property After A Water Damage Mansfield Commercial Water Damage Presents Unique Challenges.

    Flooding and water damage events at Mansfield commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

    Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

    Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

    About SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield

    SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property. Bill and Beth Russell, co-own and operate the franchise with a strong work ethic while providing customers with fair pricing and impeccable customer service.

    If you need help with restoring your business after a water damage, we can help! Call us today at 508-339-3595.

    Berkley, MA Home Smoke and Soot Cleanup

    7/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Fire Damage Berkley, MA Home Smoke and Soot Cleanup Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Berkley Home.

    Smoke and soot is very invasive and can penetrate various cavities within your home, causing hidden damage and odor. Our smoke damage expertise and experience allows us to inspect and accurately assess the extent of the damage to develop a comprehensive plan of action.  

    Smoke and soot facts:

  • Hot smoke migrates to cooler areas and upper levels of a structure.
  • Smoke flows around plumbing systems, seeping through the holes used by pipes to go from floor to floor.
  • The type of smoke may greatly affect the restoration process.
  • Different Types of Smoke

    There are two different types of smoke–wet and dry. As a result, there are different types of soot residue after a fire. Before restoration begins, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield will test the soot to determine which type of smoke damage occurred. The cleaning procedures will then be based on the information identified during pretesting. Here is some additional information:

    Wet Smoke – Plastic and Rubber

  • Low heat, smoldering, pungent odor, sticky, smeary. Smoke webs are more difficult to clean.
  • Dry Smoke – Paper and Wood

  • Fast burning, high temperatures, heat rises therefore smoke rises.
  • Protein Fire Residue – Produced by evaporation of material rather than from a fire

  • Virtually invisible, discolors paints and varnishes, extreme pungent odor. 
  • Our Fire Damage Restoration Services

    Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.  We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.  We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

    Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
    Call Us Today – 508-824-0200

    Rehoboth Residents: Do You Need a Mold Inspection or Mold Testing?

    7/9/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Rehoboth Residents: Do You Need a Mold Inspection or Mold Testing? This Rehoboth home had a severe mold problem before SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield did the Mold Remediation.

    Mold Inspection Vs. Mold Testing

    At SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, inspecting for mold is a standard part of what we do. We know the signs to look for and how to identify a problem. Once we detect signs of mold, we search for the cause. After determining the source of the moisture, we begin the process of fixing the problem. If there are no visible signs of mold, but there are some symptoms, allergens for example, the homeowner can choose to have their house tested for mold. In this case, we recommend that they call in an unbiased, third party to do the testing. This eliminates any doubt or questions about the test results and makes for a good system of checks and balances. At SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, we sell our services based on information and not scare tactics.

    What to consider when choosing a company to remove mold from your home

    Step 1: Choosing a reputable company to treat a mold issue is as important as using the right process to eradicate the mold spores. Look for a company that is experienced and trained in mold remediation. Is the company certified and do they require their employees to receive on-going training to stay on top of the most updated techniques for mold remediation? At SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, we are professionals that are trained and certified and are equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

    Step 2: Check to make sure the company you are hiring has insurance and not just worker’s compensation. Any reputable company will hold pollution insurance, since mold can be an environmental issue. Can the company do more than just treat your mold problem? Do they have the resources and licensures to do the necessary reconstruction work or will you have to hire a separate contractor for the part of the project? We hold a General Contractor License #: CS-108357

    Step 3: Find out if your mold and water damage are covered under your homeowner’s insurance policies.

    Step 4: Finally, don’t let price drive your decision. The cheapest isn't always the best choice and neither is the most expensive.

    About Our Mold Remediation Services

    SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. We know that there are choices in restoration companies, that’s why we, at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, believe that delivering a full complement of services, from the initial assessment of mold spores to the final reconstruction services and everything in between, along with outstanding customer service should be a standard part of every project, no matter the size.

    What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at 508-824-0200 for mold remediation services.
  • What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
  • If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 508-824-0200

    When Storms or Floods hit Raynham, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is ready!

    7/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Water Damage When Storms or Floods hit Raynham, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Raynham, Massachusetts

    Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

    When storms and floods hit Raynham, Massachusetts, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We have access to equipment and personnel that are strategically located throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a property owner living near a body of water whether it is a river or the ocean like the words, Hurricane or Storm. Sure, we have lived through some significant storms—everyone remembers Hurricane Bob? — and perhaps that is why we take it seriously when predictions about a hurricane or tropical storm begin to surface. Even if the storm doesn’t live up to the hype of weather forecasters, we know that these storms are likely going to include wind, rain, and flooding and those elements can do significant damage to coastal properties…. whether those properties are located close to the water or a bit further inland. All homes and businesses are vulnerable to the damage that rain, wind, and flooding can cause but ironically many property owners are not aware of the damages that can occur, how to respond to those damages, and what is even covered under their insurance policies.

    Here are some tips before the storm hits

  • Look around the property. Anything that is unsecured, lawn furniture, toys, tables, and chairs should be brought inside or stored away. Secure the grill as much as possible.
  • If your property is located near the water, and you have hurricane shutters, go ahead and use them, even if the storm is not categorized as a hurricane.
  • Remove any solar-powered ground lights. Ground lights that are hard-wired can be left in the ground.
  • Wrap burlap around ornamental trees or fragile bushes. You can also stake and string trees and bushes.
  • Take in any window air conditioners.
  • Here are some tips after the storm hits

  • If water has infiltrated the basement, shut off the power. Remember, electricity and water are a deadly combination. If you have to walk through standing water to get to the circuit breaker box, consider calling your power company to come out to shut off the power. If you are unsure of the best and safest way to shut off the power, call your local fire department.
  • To mitigate any further damage to your valuables, raise any items up off of the floor and out of the water.
  • If the roof has incurred any damage, immediately cover it with a tarp. If a window has been broken, immediately board it up. If you are unsure of how to do this, contact a professional.
  • ·           Check on neighbors—especially the            elderly—to make sure they are safe.

    Faster Response

    Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

    Hot tip #1: If the water level can be measured in feet, you definitely need to call in a professional, immediately. When a high volume of water is pumped outside at a high rate of speed, it may cause significant structural damage.

    Wind can cause a variety of damages…from sending furniture and other debris into the air, crashing into windows, to knocking trees onto roofs, to ripping shingles up from the roof. The biggest misconception that property owners have about wind damage pertains to their insurance deductible. Most property owners believe that the deductible or amount that they will have to pay is based on the cost of the damage; however, the deductible is actually based on the percentage of the total value for which the home is insured.

    Hot tip #2: Any damage caused by the wind should immediately be addressed. A broken window should be boarded up from the outside and any hole in the roof should be covered—from the outside!

    Have a Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Now! 508-824-0200

    When Storms or Floods hit Taunton, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is ready!

    7/8/2016 (Permalink)

    Storm Damage When Storms or Floods hit Taunton, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is ready! Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Taunton, Massachusetts.

    Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

    SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. You wouldn’t wait until December 24 to start preparing for Christmas, so why wait until a storm is predicted to begin preparing for that event. As someone who works well under the pressure of a deadline, I understand how attractive procrastination can be. But when it comes to the safety of my family and taking care of my property, I cannot put off until tomorrow what should be dealt with today. When you plan before a crisis, you have the benefit of clarity of thought and therefore your action plan will be complete and hopefully your emergency kit will contain a few unexpected pleasures.

    When storms hit Taunton, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We have the equipment and personnel to make storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” According to the FEMA website, there are several plans to put into place now so that you can rest somewhat easy when television stations across the state preempt favorite television shows to talk about an approaching storm.

    Four Easy Steps to Help Get You Ready

    Step 1: Have a Plan

    Having a plan in place for receiving emergency alerts and make sure all family members know where to meet in case the family is separated before or during an event. Cell phone coverage will most likely be limited so know where the closest emergency shelter is and consider making that your meeting place. Make a paper list of contact numbers and make sure all members of the family have a copy of the list. Just as an aside, don’t you miss the days when we could memorize our children’s and parents’ telephone numbers?

    Step 2: Create an Emergency Kit

    Having an emergency kit is key. While most people know that it is important to put together an emergency kit, the majority of people do not know what items to put into the kit. After all, one person’s necessity is another person’s, “what the heck is that doing in here?” According to ready.gov, the kit should contain one gallon of water per person for at least three days, a flashlight with batteries, medications, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help, pliers or a wrench to turn off water or utilities, a manual can opener, and non-perishable canned goods. The kit can also contain games that the family can play or small toys and activities, depending on the age of your children. Consider including some hygiene products, such as hand sanitizer, wet cloths, and deodorant. Since you are preparing this kit well in advance of a storm, consider putting in some nice to have items, such as chocolate or other treats. Yes, you should change those items out with a fresh supply every few months.

    Step 3: Get Alternative Energy

    If you have a backup power generator, make sure that it has been installed by a licensed electrician and has been tested. If the generator is gas powered, be sure that it is located a safe distance from the home. If you are using a fireplace or wood stove as a heat source during power loss, make sure that you have enough wood to keep warm for at least three days and that the home is properly ventilated. Check on neighbors—especially elderly neighbors—to make sure they are warm and safe. While a gas grill can be a great alternate cooking source, NEVER bring it inside the home or into garage.

    Step 4: Have Needed Supplies

    Hurricane season starts in June and winds down in November. Hurricane preparedness only takes a few days to consider the items you use on a daily basis, the things your children love and that bring them comfort and make sure that as many of those items as possible are in your emergency kit. When a hurricane or severe storm does hit, it can be very inconvenient and uncomfortable. Being prepared for the storm can take away some of that discomfort and even make surviving a few days without power a fun memory. If the power does go out, chances are gas stations will not have power either and therefore, pumps will not work. Make sure that your vehicle’s gas tank is full and that there is gas for the generator, chain saw or snow blower (you never know in NE).

    Faster Response

    Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

    Have Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Today 508-824-0200

    Norton Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

    6/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Mold Remediation Norton Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold Got Mold? SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield provides mold remediation and reconstruction services to help property owners in Norton, MA 02766

    Mold…it’s everywhere. It’s present inside and outside and while you will never completely eradicate mold spores from your life, there are situations when it can do significant damage to your property and compromise the integrity of your structure. The first question that comes to most people’s minds is how does mold suddenly appear in a home. The answer is rather simple: it doesn’t suddenly appear… with the proper environment, which is water, and a food source, which come in many forms such as simple everyday items like sheetrock, wood molding, paint, cardboard and even leather mold spores grow over a period of time.

    Mold is more than just unsightly…it also has an odor. Though you might be tempted to spray bleach on the affected areas, I wouldn’t recommend doing so, since that can actually increase the damage. Even if you are successful at covering up the unsightly stain, the mold spores spread and continue to grow and travel. If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home.

    What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at 508-824-0200 for mold remediation services.
  • What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
  • About Our Mold Remediation Services

    SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

    If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 508-824-0200

    Taunton Family Calls SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield For Mice Infestation

    6/10/2016 (Permalink)

    Biohazard Taunton Family Calls SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield For Mice Infestation Mice Infestation cleanup by SERVPRO of Taunton Mansfield

    With the warm days of Spring come the chores of mulching the flower beds and cleaning  the yard up after the winter. Pulling out the outdoor furniture and stacking wood for those parties are other essentials for preparing for the Summer season. Humans are not the only ones who prepare for the upcoming season. However, in many cases property owners find that soon it is discovered that they need to evict wildlife after an unknown "winter rental." The fact they they have made their way into properties for the  winter results in a problem for property owners, especially if the issue is a mice infestation rather than just one unwanted guest there are usually many more than you see. 

    Because these rodents are without a skeletal system, they can easily maneuver into tiny spaces to gain entrance to a building. Once they are in, they get behind walls, in attics, basements and crawlspaces where fluffy pink insulation provides the ideal spot for nesting. If you think rabbits multiply, mice can double in population just as easily.

    Once you begin to see evidence of the rodents—usually in the form of tiny black feces no bigger than a sesame seed or holes chewed out of food containers in the pantry—you are going to have to address the problem. While getting rid of the mess of one or two mice is a one-person job, getting rid of many requires the expertise of a professional. While exterminators can come in and eradicate the property of the mice infestation, that is where their job ends—leaving the property owner with the clean up. And if there were a significant number of mice inside the structure, the damage and the clean up are going to be far more than just picking up a few droppings or throwing out food from the pantry.Hint: If you suspect a mice infestation, contact a professional immediately.

    How To Deter Mice From Entering Your Home

    • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home or building.
    • Do not leave doors open and this includes the bulkhead.
    • Keep trash in secure buckets outside and away from the house.
    • Dispose of trash on a regular basis.
    • Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home or building.

    SERVPRO recently has been called onto jobs where the rodents had a field day, practically establishing an entire condominium complex inside the rafters of the basement. They damaged the insulation and contaminated large portions of the property. Our team comes in and removes the killed rodents—exterminators usually set traps containing poison that, once eaten, kill the creatures immediately which leaves a pungent odor. We also dispose of their feces and any contaminated insulation. Lastly we, sanitizing the framing and studs and replacing the insulation, making it “Like it never even happened.” If you would like help with this type of situation please contact us SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield

    If You See Signs of Mice, Call Us Today – 508-824-0200

    Mansfield Residents: Water heater recall, Rheem, American Standard

    5/31/2016 (Permalink)

    General Mansfield Residents: Water heater recall, Rheem, American Standard Water heater recall: Rheem, America.n Standard. If you need assistance cleaning up call us at 508-339-3595.

    We recently came across this recall from Rheem who issued a recall May 26 on its Rheem Performance Platinum brand of electric water heaters in 40-, 50- and 80-gal. capacities due to fire and burn hazards caused by the overheating of control panels. If you have experienced a fire damage due to your Rheem water heater and need help cleaning up contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield.  Water Heating Technologies Corp. issued a recall May 24 on its American Standard brand of gas water heaters in 30-, 40- and 50-gal. capacities due to a fire or explosion hazard caused by a space between the burner flange and the combustion chamber.

    Rheem Performance Platinum recall
    The Rheem recall is for 54,000 of its Performance Platinum brand of electric water heaters (40-, 50- and 80-gal.) sold exclusively at Home Depot locations nationwide and online from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $450 and $720. The control panel on the water heaters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The firm has received 296 reports of control panels overheating, including one report of a fire which resulted in $5,800 in property damage. No injuries have been reported.  

    Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters, and contact Rheem to request a free repair by a Rheem field technician. Call toll-free at 866/369-4786 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday, or visit www.rheem.com/recalls.

    If You Need Help After A Fire, Call Us Today – 508-339-3595