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Water Contamination Issues After Flood Damage in Taunton

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

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You should always have a plan for when your Taunton home floods

Perhaps one of the most distressing concerns for Taunton residents suffering from the flooding is water contamination. Supply line breaks and overflowing tubs are emergencies, but the water is typically clean, and secondary damage is rare if extraction and drying are swift. Hundreds of gallons of water from drain backups or overland flooding after a storm add significant hazards to the fluid buildup, and professional removal and drying must include management of these dangerous substances.

Flood Waters Are by Definition Category 3

The flood damage to your Taunton residence requires an approach that contains the affected spaces and water collected. If heavy rains overwhelm storm sewers, the main waste pipe from your house can push human and animal blood and feces-borne pathogens into your home. Often at the same time, flooding from paved areas and the ground seeps through your foundation walls into the basement or lower level of your home. Landscaping and roadway chemicals and industrial waste make their way inside. Category 3 water is the most contaminated, and best practices prescribe caution and personal protective equipment when handling.

Flood Water Disposal Limited by Local Regulation

SERVPRO trains and keeps up to date on current requirements for appropriate disposal of hazardous waste, including floodwater. We obtain any necessary permits and complete forms or other paperwork to avoid official sanctions at this already stressful time.

Containment Within Your Home

As SERVPRO technicians work to pump and extract flood water, we guard against spreading contaminants into other areas of your home. Before work commences, we often broadcast-spray an EPA-registered disinfectant over the surfaces to reduce the pathogen load. Because pumping and extraction activities can cause some vaporization of the dirty water, we consider sealing off the work area with a negative pressure air scrubbing system. The system captures airborne debris in HEPA filters and then exhausts to the outdoors. Living areas outside of the workspace are thus protected. After the space is free of liquid water, we disinfect again and continue the containment during structural drying when the air movement and accelerated vaporization otherwise could send contaminants into the rest of your home.

Count on SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield to manage even heavily contaminated floodwaters safely and lawfully. Call us as soon as the flooding is evident at (508) 824-0200. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Frozen Pipes in Taunton homes often result in water damage due to burst pipes

1/6/2020 (Permalink)

Attic A-Frame with Batten Insulation SERVPRO Says Additional Attic Insulation Can Prevent Frozen Pipes and Water Damage to Your Taunton Home

Frozen Pipes in Taunton Spell Water Damage

If you are among the many Taunton home and business owners who have experienced a burst pipe due to frozen pipes in winter months, you are not alone.  At SERVPRO our trained professionals are here to help.  You many have a flooded basement on your hands and we have the experience and equipment to clean it up quick.  

Water damage is among the most common result of frozen pipes in northern climates.  Water lines are always full of water and when temperature drops below freezing, the water freezes in the pipes and expands to the point that it bursts pipes that are not insulated properly.  It may be that the pipe has broken at the seam or even cracked in a wall or crawlspace.  We have the expertise to find the leaking pipe quickly, repair the damaged pipe and even clean up the flood water left behind. 

If you have frozen pipe damages in Taunton, our SERVPRO team are here to assist you every step of the way.  Our 24 hour services available to help keep damage from a burst pipe to a minimum.  No matter what time of day or night we are ready to assist you if you have frozen pipes in your home or business. 

Common problems caused by frozen pipes

Whether you have commercial or residential property winter months and poorly insulated pipes are a common cause of water damage and even flooded basements here in the northern states.  The Taunton SERVPRO teams have seen it all, burst pipes causing kitchen sink leaks, bathroom sink leaks, and even leaking pipes in walls which are sometimes hard to find until water damage starts to appear.

It is important to call a professional at the first sign of frozen pipes.  If you turn on your facet in the morning after a hard freeze and nothing comes out, chances are that’s what is going on. 

As we all know when water freezes it expands and in the pipes of your house this often causes burst pipes in need of quick repair.  If not addressed immediately you could end up with major damages to your home as the water thaws and starts to leak into walls, carpets and we’ve seen quite a few flooded basements due to water leaks after a freeze.

That’s why we are here, SERVPRO restoration and remediation teams are trained to help when a disaster like frozen pipes occurs. Keep damages to a minimum with our 24 hour water removal and pipe leak repairs.  We make it like it never happened.  

Our 24 hour emergency response teams are knowledgeable and caring professionals well trained to find the frozen pipes in your home, repair the damage and remove any water that may have leaked into your home before major damages can occur.  Removing the water that leaked from thawing frozen pipes is extremely important, water left in a home often times results in water damage to your walls, subfloors, possible mold growth and more costly repairs down the road

It is important to understand how water damage from frozen pipes can affect a building whether it’s commercial or residential, it’s essential to catch the problem quick.  No one wants to have rotted floors or mold damages due to a burst pipe that didn’t get addressed fast enough. If you own a building that is not being heated properly in the winter, freezing and thawing pipes can cause disastrous water damages to a structure if left unaddressed.  If you suspect you have frozen pipes, don’t delay in giving our experts a call, it can save you tens of thousands of dollars down the road. 

If you own property in Taunton that is not occupied and unheated be sure to check on it regularly for signs of frozen pipes and leaking pipes.  Don’t let time destroy your property, the longer the water sits the more water damages it causes.

Sometimes a burst pipe happens to occupied homes too.  Frozen pipes in mobile homes are quite common due to the fact that the freezing temperatures easily penetrate mobile home underpinning where pipes may be exposed and not insulated properly.  In a perfect world we would all have our pipes insulated properly in northern climates but sometimes builders cut corners and homeowners don’t know the dangers of not protecting their pipes in winter months until a disaster happens and your pipes burst.

Even regular stick frame homes are susceptible to hard freezes if not insulated properly.  Sometimes no matter what you do, even if you left your taps dripping a hard freeze can cause major damages to your home and belongings.

Water cleanup and restoration can be costly so inspect your property on a regular basis and be sure to insulate any exposed pipes in the winter to keep pipes from freezing.  This can help prevent the need to call us.  We are not only here to help clean up and remove water from your home, we are also here to help educate you on preventing such a catastrophe.

Some tips to help prevent freezing pipes in the winter months:

Here is a list of things you can do to help protect your pipes from freezing during the winter:

  • Turn on your faucets and allow them to drip, moving water has less of a chance of freezing.
  • Keep your property heated to at least 65 degrees
  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinets to allow heat to circulate around your pipes
  • If the property is vacant, shut off the water and drain the system
  • Exterior hoses should be removed in the winter and facets properly insulated.
  • Know where your water main shut off is, this will help in case of water leak.
  • Be sure all your pipes are properly insulated or wrapped with heating tape, in both interior and exterior walls
  • Keep your basement or crawlspace heated
  • Insulate outside walls and unheated areas of your home.

Keep a close eye on freezing conditions in winter months.

  • Allow a faucet to drip slightly (lukewarm water) in order to minimize freezing.
  • The first sign of freezing is reduced water flow from a faucet.
  • Check your faucets for water flow and pressure before you go to sleep and again when you wake up.
  • Check pipes around your water meter, in unheated areas, near exterior walls and in crawl spaces.
  • These tend to be vulnerable to freezing conditions.
  • Identify cold air drafts coming in from a flue or chimney chase and caulk gaps that are near pipes.

If you have a hard freeze and water stops flowing:

  • Shut off water at the main valve.
  • If the break is in a hot water pipe, close the water value on the hot water heater
  • And call SERVPRO 24/7 to remove water, repair broken pipes and restore your property.

Bursting pipes can cause substantial loss incidents in your home that gets worse the longer you wait for professional restoration. Our SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield team has the equipment and the expertise to make it “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call anytime at (508) 824-0200.

Is Your Taunton Home in Need of Water, Storm, Fire, or Mold Damage Remediation? SERVPRO has You Covered!

12/30/2019 (Permalink)

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Where to go for Restoration Services in Taunton After a Property Emergency

Our team at SERVPRO is here to help the residents and commercial businesses of Taunton overcome property damages by providing expert restoration services. Harm to your property can come from several areas, and it isn't easy to predict and prevent. We offer tailored solutions for unexpected mold, fire, water, and storm incidents that affect your home. Using local technicians here in Taunton, we can significantly reduce call-out times and ensure our company remains "faster to any-size disaster."

Storm Damage Restoration

Storms are the least predictable of all damage-causing events. That unpredictability can make them among the most complex to repair. The impact of storm damage in your Taunton home can extend to water, fire, and even structural repair. Homes can often become unsafe. Particularly in scenarios where contaminated water enters from flash flooding or high winds, and flying debris affects the property's structural integrity. Our emergency, on-call technicians are here to help you navigate these situations safely and successfully.

When dealing with flash flooding, you must use a professional restorer. Contaminated water supplies caused by flash flooding or road overflow can contain any number of harmful pathogens. Avoiding contact at all costs is essential to your safety.  We provide our SERVPRO technicians with personal protective equipment (PPE) that allows them to interact with Biohazardous or infectious waste without putting themselves at risk. Upon entering the property, we can accurately determine a course of action to get your home back to the way you remember it.

In situations where there is evidence of contamination in your Taunton home, our team must set up a containment zone to prevent cross-contamination. We may use physical barriers like plastic sheeting as well as establishing clean rooms to prevent waste from being spread around the home. SERVPRO technicians can inspect materials in your home and assess which ones are salvageable and which ones need replacing. Porous materials must be disposed of to protect the safety of your home, non-porous items and structure can often be disinfected, cleaned, and deodorized.

Water Damage Restoration

Storm-related incidents may be the most unpredictable, but water damage to your Taunton home is among the most common. Clean water emergencies are those that are caused by leaking water pipes or valves. A malfunctioning heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit may result in condensation and advanced water damage in regions of the house. Alternatively, a structural cavity may allow rainwater into the home, soaking insulation and drywall. These are all examples of clean water emergencies that can, if left unchecked, present more severe issues.

The goal of our water restoration services here in Taunton is to act decisively by mitigating immediate losses. Once we have performed damage limitation, the next step is conducting a thorough drying and cleaning procedure for the existing damages. Mitigation procedure may include rapidly removing large quantities of water, shutting off the source of moisture, or removing furniture from the point of contact. Prolonged exposure to moisture can prove costly to many parts of your home, so acting quickly on your behalf is one of our main priorities.

SERVPRO can begin cleaning and drying the affected area once mitigation of damages is complete. Some materials need cleaning while wet to have the best chance of returning to a preloss condition. Others may need to be dry, or held at the dew point, to prevent permanent harm occurring. We train our SERVPRO technicians to identify which areas of your Taunton home need specific restoration services. They have access to the full range of cleaning products and drying equipment needed to get the job done with as few losses as possible.

Fire Damage Restoration

Fires can be devastating. Even a small, contained kitchen fire can cause the finish on appliances to melt away, releasing toxins and stain walls and ceilings with thick, black soot. When materials combust, they release all kinds of chemicals into the surrounding air in the form of hot smoke. Synthetic materials tend to cause more significant damage, but even natural smoke can cause general soiling. Firefighting procedure can compound the harm caused to your possessions with water or foam setting debris into fabrics and other porous materials.

After phoning the fire department, you should reach out to a professional restoration service immediately to repair the fire damage in your Taunton property. Time is of the essence when it comes to fire restoration, and you can begin mitigating the loss straight away by airing the property or covering expensive furnishings and fabrics. Removing valuables to an unaffected area of the home can be helpful. Be sure to layout covering when you store damaged fire items- these can quickly spread smoke and odor into previously unaffected areas of the home. SERVPRO fire restoration technicians can help to guide you during the cleaning procedure.

Some regions of your fire damaged Taunton home may require specific expertise. Usually, these areas are where the smoke residues are thickest or dealing with multiple items like electronics or fabrics. SERVPRO use pre-testing techniques to understand the type of smoke we are dealing with first to reduce the likelihood of spreading damages around during cleaning. In most cases, a thorough cleaning and drying procedure can effectively tackle malodors. Those that linger after cleaning procedure are complete may need deodorization which SERVPRO provide as part of the restoration service.

Mold Remediation

Microbial growth issues are unhygienic and can even pose health and safety concerns. When cleaning away, microbial fungi, the constant exposure to spores means you may need to wear respiratory protection. SERVPRO mold remediation technicians can not only remove the evidence of mold growth but address the source of the problem in a way that prevents it from coming back. There is no one-hundred-percent solution to microbial growth issues- spores are a natural part of any indoor environment. SERVPRO can prevent mold damage in your Taunton home from becoming a persistent issue.

Cleaning and removing mold colonies requires aggressive methods using scouring pads, controlled demolition of the drywall as well as powerful chemical agents. During the aggressive cleaning procedure, mold spores can become airborne and spread to unaffected areas of the home. SERVPRO address this cross-contamination issue by applying negative air-pressure during removal. We may also need to set up physical containment barriers and establish quarantine areas during the service. These steps can sometimes be inconvenient but are essential to getting a positive result.

After SERVPRO removes mold from your Taunton home, we need to thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas that may contact mold spores. Our restoration services incorporate preventative measures into the mold remediation procedure by using anti-microbial chemicals that secure the property against future harm.

By contacting us today, you can take the initiative in dealing with time-consuming, inconvenient, and stressful property damages. For anything related to storm, mold, fire, or water damage, contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

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Taunton Residents and Facilities Benefit from SERVPRO's Safe Handling and Disposal of Biohazardous and Medical Waste

12/16/2019 (Permalink)

international icons of hazardous materials on a plaque Medical Waste Removal and Renovations Needed? Trust SERVPRO in the Greater Taunton Area

Medical Waste Removal from Taunton Homes and Facilities

When caring for a loved one in Taunton with an acute health condition, medical waste removal may become part of your needs. This is particularly true in the care of someone with a colostomy bag or on-going hospice care.

Medical waste removal in Taunton may be required when a stoma leaks or a colostomy bag malfunctions or bursts. The stoma is where an opening in the body and where the tubing attached the bag connects. If it is not changed frequently enough or ill-fitting, it has the potential to leak.

Why SERVPRO?
The technicians at SERVPRO have extensive training for handling the cleaning and sanitization of homes that require assistance with medical waste. They treat each job with both compassion and professionalism. We can safely remove biohazardous materials and products and allow our customers the peace of mind that all is well-taken care within their homes.

Our training has been of unmeasurable help to many local facilities, including hospices, nursing homes, clinics, and hospitals. Allow us to perform the difficult tasks of cleanup and biohazardous removal.

In Cases of Severe Leakage
When an accident happens in a home that involves bodily fluids, it requires safe handling as a biohazard. We ask that people and pets in the home avoid the area requiring cleanup, as we don personal protective equipment PPE. Containment of the cleanup area is also typical to stop cross-contamination from any airborne pathogens.

The surface where the contaminants occurred factors heavily in the amount of loss experienced, especially in the case of rooms with carpet and padding generally do not have the recovery potential to return to sanitary standards for use. Affected areas need to be cut away and disposed of as a biohazard as per EPA regulations. Tile flooring the technicians can use their EPA-registered cleaning agents on fares much better in terms of restoration.

Odor Control
To eliminate odors, it may require a multi-layered approach, including cleaning the ductwork. SERVPRO technicians have equipment such as hydroxyl generators that are safe for use around people and pets, and they neutralize odor-causing molecules.

SERVPRO Handles Reconstruction
After the cleanup and disinfection, the technicians can offer a seamless service for any needed repairs to fully restore the home through their general contractor license #CS-108357.

When you need medical waste removal, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200. Their certified technicians are available 24/7 to clean up and disinfect the property, "Like it never even happened."

Flood Damage in Mansfield? How SERVPRO Helps Take the Stress Out of the Restoration Process

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment stacked outside of a home A leaking water heater caused significant damage to this home. No worries. SERVPRO has the equipment and training and completely restored this home..

Common Concerns Homeowners Have After Flood Damage in Mansfield Homes 

Flood damage in a home feels overwhelming in which to look. The wet floor, the odor, and the sense of loss, not knowing which items have restoration potential, if anything feels overwhelming for most homeowners. 

When SERVPRO technicians assist local Mansfield homeowners with flood damage, they focus on lessening the loss as much as possible. They disseminate information with both the property owner and adjuster to make sure all work done is within the scope of coverage, so there are no surprises.  

Why SERVPRO? 

The technicians have extensive, on-going training in the restoration sciences as taught by the IICRC, a non-profit organization considered to be the gold standard for best practices in the restoration services industry. They also have access to a vast variety of specialized equipment to extract the water and completely dry the premises. 

Does the Floor Have Restoration Potential?

It depends on the materials. When category three flood water saturates carpeting, the best thing to do is to remove it as sanitizing it is not an option. If the tile flooring has not delaminated from water exposure and the subfloor is dry, disinfection and cleaning are often possible, saving the homeowner the cost of replacement. 

Why is Controlled Demolition Necessary?

Sheetrock is notorious for its water-wicking abilities. A mere inch of floodwater in a home has the potential to go several inches upward in the wall. To halt the damage, SERVPRO technicians measure above the water line and cleanly cut away the water-damaged sheetrock and open the wall cavities for drying. 

What About Repairs?

The result of post-flood cleanup usually shows rooms with cutaway sheetrock, dry floors, and a cleaned and disinfected area. When it is ready for reconstruction, SERVPRO offers full rebuilding services with their general contractor license #CS-108357. Our contractor license takes the hassle out of finding, vetting, and hiring a separate company to do the necessary repairs to restore the home. 

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 has emergency response teams ready 24/7 to help local property owners get flood damage cleaned up and their homes restored to pre-flood condition, "Like it never even happened." 

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Salvaging Your Tools after Flood Damage Covers Your Taunton Neighborhood

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

A garage with a green leather couch and motorcycle in it, with a tool box. Taunton residents don’t panic over your tools, SERVPRO will be there for your flood damage.

Let SERVPRO help you save it all when you have a flood damage in Taunton.

It took time to collect all of the tools in your Taunton garage, but a disaster like a flood can destroy so many of your possessions. These losses might include projects you made using those tools, making their loss seem even more terrible. Getting them cleaned up as quickly as possible can save many from corrosion and, in the case of power tools, from needing you to replace the entire tool.

While you might need to replace some of the tools you kept in your Taunton garage, flood damage doesn't need to claim all of them. Our building department, with General Contractor License # CS-108357, utilizes many power tools and other pieces of equipment when we restore and repair water-damaged materials, fixtures, and items. We can dry off the exteriors and if there are not electrical wiring or other damage to the power tool, it may still be operational. If not working, then a specialist needs to be called in to attempt to salvage the tool.

Hand tools also require similar measures to prevent corrosion. Corroded tools become difficult to handle easily, develop sharps burs, and generally end up unsafe to work with unless the user wears heavy gloves to protect their hands. We can wipe them down with cleaning agents to remove residues and then apply a light application of oil to seal out moisture

The rest of your garage also needs extensive work after a flood. Heavy work tables require cleaning and drying to prevent warping and splitting of both legs and other areas that remained submerged.

We also flush out debris and clean out the garage. Flooding can carry heavy items, including large pieces of trees, trash, and broken pieces of glass. The force behind floodwaters can also break panels laid up against the base of the garage's walls in anticipation of future projects, and then push them around. 

We try to organize everything for you so you can see which items do need to be replaced or salvaged. This attention to detail helps ensure customer satisfaction.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is also near Norton and Raynham, ready to help residents with all of the flood damage restoration needs. Call us at (508) 824-0200 for a fast response and a competent restoration crew.

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A Taunton Home's Wet Basement and Help from SERVPRO

11/3/2019 (Permalink)

Tech off-loading dehumidifier from a small SERVPRO vehicle Skilled Technicians, Advanced Equipment, and the Work Culture Is Why SERVPRO Is a Premier Water Damage Restoration Company in Taunton!

Boiler Leak Requires Water Extraction in Taunton 

Autumn in Massachusetts means it is time to make extensive use of your water heater. However, rust, worn valves, and other component failures can cause massive issues that require water extraction from a trusted professional. If left unchecked, a water heater leak can cause mold, odors, and eventual structural damage to develop in nearby surfaces. This can include damage to flooring and subflooring.

If an unexpected boiler failure requires water extraction for your Taunton home's basement, SERVPRO technicians can investigate the issue within hours of your call. Your safety takes priority, so the focus during cleanup is on the restoration of structures and damaged items whenever possible. SERVPRO also offers a licensed general contracting team (#CS-108357) that can conduct necessary repairs to your home after cleanup.

Certified for the Job
Your local SERVPRO is an IICRC-accredited firm that features a team with a diverse skill set of certified technicians. Team members and franchise owners receive extensive and continuous education on disaster mitigation techniques and technologies. You can rest easy knowing there are several professionals available with skills tailored to the work that you need for your home.

These certified technicians offer such skills as:

?    Microbial and mold remediation
?    Structural drying, odor control, and carpet and rug cleaning
?    Carpet repair and reinstallation
?    Lead-based paint activities and renovation
?    Fire and water damage restoration

How SERVPRO Cleans House
After arrival, technicians get to work evaluating the extent of damage with a wide selection of moisture measurement tools. These can include penetrative and non-penetrative moisture meters for surface moisture, and infrared cameras to assess damage behind structures. To remove water from hard flooring surfaces like cement or concrete, professionals can go in with disinfectant, wet/dry vacuums, and portable extractors to address floor moisture.

After extraction, drying can commence with the help of carefully-placed centrifugal air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, which are highly effective for drying structural materials. Depending on how open the affected area is, polyethylene chambers may be erected to contain moisture and hasten the water removal process. After drying, professionals can disinfect the area to prevent microbial growth.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield can make your residence look "Like it never even happened." For a 24/7 emergency response to your home disaster at any time of the year, call (508) 824-0200 today.

Take the Stress Out of Flood Damage in Your Mansfield Home

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

flooded garage with bikes Floods can create damages in homes, but if you contract SERVPRO they will work quickly to remediate the damages that were caused by the flood.

Better Management of Flood Damage Incidents in Mansfield Homes

Flooding events can leave you grappling with different problems, including substantive soiling of the affected Mansfield home. Water intrusion also leads to the deterioration of materials on the floors, walls, and any other section that the floodwater reaches. There is a need to tear down some materials, remove debris, and clean soiled areas to restore the property to its preloss state. It is a tough task, but a professional like SERVPRO is well suited to handle the problem.

We perform tasks such as:

Water Extraction

Debris Removal

Mold Removal

Rebuilding and Refinishing

The primary step in the restoration of property after flood damage incidents in Mansfield is removing any water left in the structure. In ideal situations, once the floodwaters outside the structure recede, any standing water inside the house subsides. However, at times, that is not the case requiring effort to remove the water. Our SERVPRO technicians are prepared for such scenarios. We have truck-mounted water extractors for faster water removal. We also have self-priming trash pumps, which remove debris-filled water.

The debris that piles up in your home after a flooding incident might exceed your expectations. Apart from the silt or mud brought by floodwater from outside the structure, most of the materials around the house, including area rugs, clothes, books, and even wall materials, deteriorate to form part of the debris that needs removal. Our SERVPRO crews arrive prepared to tear down walls accessing deteriorated materials. To minimize the debris produced, we make flood cuts on the walls, thus removing only the affected materials. Also, using heavy-duty plastic bags and trashcans on wheels makes it is easier to manage the wastes at the loss site.

Once cleaning and rebuilding areas torn down for restoration is over, there is a need to put final touches to the structure. Our SERVPRO technicians help replace door and window trims. We also repaint walls and other surfaces, making an effort to match the new colors to any existing finishes.

Restoring flood-damaged property requires different resources, including patience and skills. Call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 to help. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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What's Next After Flood Damage to Taunton Hospitals or Clinics? Call SERVPRO!

10/15/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on corner floor of office Water damage can keep your medical facility closed indefinitely. We restored this pediatrics office after a commercial water loss.

Resuming Operations in a Hospital or Clinic with Commercial Flood Damage in the Taunton Area 

Flooding from any of the small creeks and ponds near Taunton affects all types of businesses, including hospitals and clinics. Storms can also cause drifting snow, which later melts, possibly causing additional flooding. Closing the doors to a hospital is often the last resort, as it involves relocating patients and refusing to accept new ones. Rescheduling surgeries or finding a new setting capable of providing adequate space with suitable facilities also imposes an enormous hardship.  

Medical facilities like hospitals in Taunton affected by commercial flood damage need more intensive restoration and mitigation work than other industries. We work with your administration to ensure we follow all pertinent guidelines and necessary procedures after putting precautions in place to protect worker safety. These precautions include a building and life safety evaluation, which also addresses microbial activity.  

Our building department, General Contractor License # CS-108357, helps with a thorough assessment and expert repairs of plumbing and water supply lines and electrical systems. We can help ensure that boil water advisories are current and that the power system no longer runs the risk of power surges that can harm medical equipment. The HVAC system also requires a well-trained and knowledgeable service crew to eliminate hazards from spreading through the air.  

Helping your staff check medical instruments, one-time use testing kits, and other devices protect from unnecessary loss while still protecting patients' health. Just as soiled medical instruments can undermine your patients' care, inaccurate test results can lead to misdiagnoses.  

Eliminating water damaged items immediately after a flood and ensuring instruments receive proper and adequate autoclaving or other sterilization methods are two ways we can help you protect patients. Contaminated water does not need to come into contact with many medical devices to damage them. Increased humidity can cause malfunctions and destroy the delicate chemical balance in testing materials.  

Simultaneous to these mitigation tasks, we have other crew members working on your laundry facilities. Ensuring linens and other necessary textiles in sterile conditions help with the care of any remaining patients until other hospitals can assist with replacements or substitutions.  

Many other areas of a flooded hospital become compromised and require removal and disposal. Some items, such as patient records, might require freezing (lyophilization) or wrapping in plastic and photocopied. Other imaging might also suffice.  

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is always ready to help restore safe conditions within medical facilities in Mansfield and Raynham. Contact us at (508) 824-0200, 24/7, for emergency assistance.

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Get Better Flood Damage Remediation For Your Mansfield Business 

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

School desks Don't let your school be overtaken by flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

Commercial Flood Damage in a Mansfield School Gets Fast Turnaround

When commercial flood damage happens, the difference between an excellent restoration job and an "okay" one lays within two factors: the type of equipment used and the knowledge of the restoration team. 

Parents have expectations for the school they send their kids to. When commercial flood damage occurs in a Mansfield school, the building needs to have the water extracted, cleaned up, and reopened as fast as possible. School districts have a limited number of days that the kids can stay out of class before makeup days become a must. 

Choosing the Right Cleaners

There is no question groundwater has potential contaminants. SERVPRO technicians have a vast array of different antibacterial and antimicrobial cleaners that they choose from after testing the water, so they apply the correct treatments leaving the school building disinfected and ready for reconstruction.

Controlled Demolition Helps Drying

Once water enters a property, it wicks quickly into sheetrock and has the potential to delaminate tile if not removed fast enough. If that happens, it results in more extended closure to replace the flooring and potentially the subfloor. Sheetrock that wicked groundwater undergoes removal using flood-cuts and it opens up the wall cavities for more significant airflow and faster drying. 

Complete Drying Diminishes Odors and Mold

The technicians use portable pumps with different types of extractor heads to ensure they pull the maximum amount of water from the floor. They do several passes to ensure that when the drying phase starts, it moves at an expedited rate. When the deployment of air movers occurs, they run in tandem with dehumidification equipment to ensure moist air is continually ported off-site and warm, progressively drier air circulates. This inhibits the chances of mold growth and avoids secondary issues in the school. 

One-Stop Restoration and Reconstruction

To save time, after the restoration services complete, SERVPRO holds a general contractor license #CS-108357 and instead of sourcing and vetting a contractor, they offer the service for clients so clean up of flood loss happens with one company from start to finish.

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 when you need fast action against commercial flood damage. The emergency response team is available 24/7 and handles any kind of water loss and makes it "Like it never even happened."

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