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Does SERVPRO provide Flood Damage Restoration in Taunton?

5/3/2021 (Permalink)

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Does SERVPRO Have Large Capacity Flood Damage Recovery Services in Taunton?

Storms can cause a lot of flood damage to homes and businesses in Taunton in a matter of minutes. High winds tear off roofs, send projectiles through walls and generally open the structure to rain penetrating the structure. Often there are flood waters associated with these storms, which rise and fall, leaving lots of contaminated debris in their wake.

SERVPRO responds to flood damage events of all sizes in Taunton and neighboring areas. Our franchise is equipped to handle large emergencies, and we can call on nearby franchises for immediate help. There are over 1500 franchises nationwide that routinely send support when large disasters strike.

We provide emergency services, water damage, and flood restoration. Our teams are available 24 / 7, and we are prepared to respond within four hours of your call. We are equipped with:

  • Large capacity truck-mounted pumps
  • Electrical generators
  • Trained water damage restoration technicians
  • Large-capacity air movers and drying equipment

Our objective is to get started promptly to dry your property and restore it to a pre-storm condition as fast as possible.

Call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for flood damage services in Taunton and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Damage Restoration in East Taunton

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

Burst main water line Water damage done by burst pipes can get crazy. SERVPRO will be onsite within 4 hours of the initial call. Our water damage restoration is top-notch!

Can You Recognize the Signs of Water Damage in East Taunton?

Many people associate water damage in East Taunton with catastrophic floods or burst pipes, allowing water to flow into their homes for hours. They can cause a great deal of water damage; however, so can slow leaks under kitchen and bathroom sinks. These leaks may go unnoticed until there is a water stain on the ceiling below or a noticeable musty odor indicating a mold infestation.

SERVPRO can inspect your East Taunton home for water damage, mold infestations and provide water damage restoration services. We will find the source of the moisture and identify how extensive the damage may be. We provide you with a water damage restoration plan that encompasses all water damage repair requirements, including:

  • Water clean up
  • Cupboard water damage repair
  • Ceiling repairs from water damages
  • Mold inspection and removal

Homeowners should conduct regular inspections of all areas where possible leaks may occur or install water detection devices to alert them about high moisture conditions.

Call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for water damage restoration services in East Taunton and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

Does SERVPRO Restore Fire Damaged Homes in Taunton?

4/24/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO technician and equipment at work. Fire and smoke damage restoration for your property is no easy task to handle. SERVPRO has the equipment and experience for any size disaster.

SERVPRO Provides Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration and Cleanup in Taunton

Taunton is located in Bristol County on the Taunton River, with a population of approximately 60,000 people. The city was founded in 1637. It is considered one of the oldest communities in the United States and was nicknamed the “Silver City” for its expertise in the silver industry in the 19th century. 

It is also known as the “Christmas City,” for the annual light show on display each December.

The industry today is based on semiconductors, silicon, and the manufacturing of electronics. Taunton is 40 miles from Boston. Activities available for residents in Taunton and the surrounding area include:

  • Massasoit State Park
  • Watson Pond State Park
  • Boyden Park
  • Taunton Green
  • Old Colony History Museum
  • Gertrude M Boyden Wildlife Refuge
  • Taunton Public Library
  • Hopewell Park
  • Fore Kicks
  • Taunton Antique Center
  • Bristol County Court House
  • US Post Office
  • Round One Entertainment

Massasoit State Park

Massasoit State Park covers more than 1200 acres with six lakes, numerous cranberry bogs, and trails that meander between the lakes, the wetlands, and the heavily wooded areas. The park is located in the southeast portion of the city of Taunton. There are four main trails – Massasoit, Lake Rico and Big Bearhole Pond, Massasoit Loop, and Adams Trail. Park hours are from sunrise to sunset, and there is free parking available. 

Activities at the park include camping, swimming, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, and fishing. Hunting is also allowed; however, hunters should check with park rangers for details. There is also a boat ramp, playground, and trailer or RV hookups.

Watson Pond State Park

Watson Pond State Park is a smaller state park covering 10 acres with picnic areas on the beach, a bathhouse, a small pavilion, and a playground. It is open from late May until September from 10 am until 6 pm. Fishing and canoeing are allowed. There are several short trails to enjoy throughout the park.

Taunton Green

Taunton Green dates back to 1743, when it was used as a militia training area. There was also a meeting house. Today it is at the center of the old historic district of Taunton. The Green is the city’s holiday light display site, attracting visitors from around the area. Taunton gets its nickname, “The Christmas City,” from this attraction that continues to provide residents with a holiday event.

Providing Fire Damage Restoration Services in Taunton Residences

It is important to thoroughly clean all surfaces in homes, including contents and structural elements after a fire. When plastics burn, they produce chlorides that produce hydrochloric acid when combined with moisture. A common by-product of combustion is carbon dioxide, which produces carbonic acid when combined with moisture.

SERVPRO tests all surfaces before fire damage restoration begins in Taunton to determine the acidic nature of smoke residues. Once these surfaces are cleaned, they are retested to ensure no residual acid remains on the surface. Acids remaining on surfaces can:

  • Cause discoloration
  • Corrode surfaces
  • Cause long term smoke damage

Completely removing and testing for acids eliminates further deterioration.

Call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for fire damage services in Taunton and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

How to Begin Water Removal after a Burst Pipe in Your Taunton Residence

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Assist Taunton Homeowners

A burst pipe can bring a lot of damage and annoyance to your home. If the break has left your floors wet, you need to remove the water as quickly as possible. If you do not, the moisture can soak into the floor or even the walls and cause long-term damage.

If you need to perform water removal in your Taunton home, it is best to call SERVPRO. Even if the spill seems small enough to mop up with an average household mop, there could be hidden patches of moisture. Leftover moisture can cause structural damage and can also provide a breeding ground for fungus.

SERVPRO techs will start by removing as much standing water as possible. We use: 

  • Free-standing and truck-mounted pumps to vacuum water from the surface of the floor
  • Motorized and non-motorized extractors to press the water out of the carpet
  • Carpet wands to remove water from the surface of the carpet and to reach the corners

Thorough water removal is the foundation of successful water cleanup, and the sooner we start, the better the outcome. Do not wait – call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

Why is it Risky to Avoid Professional Fire Damage Restoration?

3/25/2021 (Permalink)

burnt light fixture, point of origin of fire Smoke and soot from this fire traveled throughout the home. SERVPRO has the equipment and cleaners to restore you home.

SERVPRO Helps Taunton Homeowners with Hidden Risks 

We recognize that you want to save money after fire damage. Getting in a professional cleaning crew can seem costly compared to doing it yourself. It also feels like a hassle to have strangers in your home.

However, when it comes to fire damage in your Taunton home, it is better to call for professional help. Even if you clean away visible soot, there might be hidden damage:

  • Soot sinks into all kinds of materials where it can cause damage and odors.
  • Smoke and moisture from fire fighting can harm structural elements and even make your house unsafe. 
  • Soot is full of nasty chemicals, and if you do not treat it, those chemicals react with carpets, drapes, and upholstery.

SERVPRO technicians track the pattern of smoke throughout your home and identify risk areas. We can test for areas of hidden moisture and make sure your home is structurally sound. We can also deodorize everything from upholstery to linen to the shell of your home, to leave it “Like it never even happened.” 

Do not leave fire damage restoration to chance. Call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

What Should You Do if You Need Taunton Mold Removal?

3/19/2021 (Permalink)

visible mold damage in attic Did you know that attics are a common place for mold growth? Inspect you home often for visible signs of mold and call SERVPRO!

Stay Put – SERVPRO is on Hand to Help with Mold Remediation

Taunton is a delightful city of 55,874, situated on the Taunton River just ten miles from Hope Bay. Taunton has everything a visitor could want, including a fascinating history, gorgeous architecture, cultural sites, and plenty of green space.

Settlers named Taunton after the town of Taunton in Somerset, England. Members of the Plymouth colony were responsible for settling the area in 1637, making it among the earliest towns in the United States. Taunton also boasts two nicknames: The Silver City and The Christmas City. Locals gave it the name The Silver City from the silver industry's development there, and people call it The Christmas City because of its impressive yearly light displays. 

Start at Taunton Green

Should you be unsure where to begin exploring this lovely city, Taunton Green is an excellent starting place. Taunton Green was historically a gathering point for troops headed off to war and was gifted to the town as a military training ground in 1743. These days, it provides a delightful green place to sit and watch the world go by and is also the Taunton Green Historic District's heart.

The district is home to many beautiful buildings from different eras. The Green is also dotted with sculptures commemorating soldiers who fought in various wars, including The Hiker, a statue in memory of those who fought in the Philippine–American War, the Spanish–American War, and the Boxer Rebellion. 

Exploring Beyond the Green

Taunton's fascinating sites do not stop at Taunton Green. There are many other places in the city to explore:

  • The Old Colony History Museum belongs to the Old Colony Historical Society, founded in 1853. This museum is one of the oldest historical societies in New England. The museum is jam-packed with local artifacts and documents.
  • Taunton City Hall is a historic city hall dating back to 1848. The current building houses local government offices.
  • Central Fire Station is the oldest continuously-used fire station in America. It has never been shut since it was first built in 1869. The building is a striking gabled construction, featuring an eye-catching hip roof.
  • Battleship Cove is the home of the USS Massachusetts and features the country's most extensive collection of World War II naval vessels. There are many famous ships moored here, and it is open to the public.

Taunton also has several parks to choose from, plus miles of walks near the Taunton River. 

What to do if You Observe Signs of Mold Damage?

If you see signs of mold damage in your home, call SERVPRO immediately. Your actions can make a significant impact on the outcome. We recommend that you:

  • Stay away from the affected area if you can. Do not walk through it if you can avoid it, as mold spores can attach to your clothes.
  • Do not touch anything with mold on the surface, including walls, floors, or personal belongings.
  • Do not try to clean the mold yourself, as this can make the problem worse.

We equip our teams with plastic sheeting and negative air machines to set up containment and lower the spores' risk. Our techs wear protective equipment at all times and dispose of contaminated coveralls and gloves so as not to spread mold throughout your home.

For thorough mold removal, call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

Commercial Carpet Water Damage Restoration in Taunton

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO equipment at work. Wall with flood cuts. Carpets and flooring from water damage should be left to the pros. SERVPRO technicians are IICRC certified and trained for any size job.

Can carpets be dried in place in commercial properties in Taunton?

Whenever flooring materials such as carpets and underpads become wet from a water leak, it is essential to dry the carpet, underpad, and subfloor to avoid permanent damage and mold growth.

SERVPRO responds in less than four hours to all water damage restoration calls in Taunton. We use weighted extractors to remove water and moisture from carpeting and under padding. We use air movers and dehumidifiers to remove the remaining moisture. In addition to extraction, there are several other considerations for water damage restoration of carpeted floors:

  • Older carpets may delaminate, requiring replacement
  • Wet carpets may need to be floated to dry the underpad and subfloor properly
  • Floated carpets expose tack strips, which are dangerous and must be covered to prevent injury
  • Clients cannot walk on floated carpets until completely dry
  • Walking from wet carpets onto tile floors can cause slip/fall safety concerns

Our team evaluates the best approach to restore your flooring materials exposed to water and minimize your commercial operations' downtime.

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for water damage restoration Taunton and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

Fire Damage to East Taunton Structures

2/22/2021 (Permalink)

fire clean up Fire restoration services by SERVPRO are top notch. Their techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

Why do some contents have more pungent odors from fire damage than others?

Many clients wonder why some materials smell of smoke residue more than others after a fire. Several factors contribute to these strong odors.

SERVPRO technicians are trained to recognize smoke residues' characteristics from fire damage in East Taunton buildings and contents. Smoke particles are one-tenth of a micron to 4 microns in size. This small size allows them to penetrate surfaces easily. Also, the following conditions can help odor particles penetrate materials:

  • Porous materials absorb odors readily, e.g., fabrics, drywall, leathers.
  • Heavy concentrations contribute to higher penetrations.
  • Exposure time also increases the number of particles that are absorbed.
  • Heat expands surfaces allowing particles to penetrate. The surfaces contract when they cool, trapping smoke particles inside
  • Humidity helps odors vaporize and carry the odor vapor to the nose, making the smell seem more substantial than in dry air.

Our team acts quickly to mitigate the fire damage and the retention of smoke odors. Removal, cleaning, sanitizing, deodorization, and sealing surfaces are among the solutions used by SERVPRO to control smoke odors.

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for fire damage services to East Taunton and surrounding areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

Flood damage after Storm in Taunton

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damage done to ceiling Flood damage after a storm may occur. Call SERVPRO for the flooding restoration services you need.

Providing temporary electrical power during flood damage restoration in Taunton

Taunton was founded in 1637 and is one of the oldest towns in the USA. It was also known as Silver City, named after the industry that predominated during the 19th century. Christmas City is another name it became known for after starting an annual light show in 1914, which continues to this day.

There are many activities to enjoy in Taunton and the neighboring area for residents and tourists visiting the region. For example:

  • Upside Down Escape Games
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Borderland State Park
  • La Salette Shrine
  • Norton Kayak Company
  • Simcock Farm
  • Ace Archers
  • Massasoit State Park

Upside Down Escape Games

Can you decipher clues working with your partners to escape from a locked room? The excitement builds as the clock runs down. Compete with other teams to solve puzzles and clues using intuition and logic to find your way out of the room. Bragging rights go to those who escape first.

Massasoit State Park

There are over twelve hundred acres, six lakes and ponds, and many cranberry bogs in Massasoit State Park. The Park has an extensive pathway system enjoyed by many outdoor enthusiasts, including:

  • Hikers
  • Walkers 
  • Mountain bikers
  • Skiing cross county
  • Horseback riding

Fishing on Lake Rico is allowed as long as you are using a non-motorized craft. Limited hunting is also allowed.

There are exciting activities within an hour's drive of Taunton enjoyed by residents in nearby neighborhoods.

Capron Park Zoo – in operation for 75 years, this family attraction provides education in a clean environment portraying animals worldwide.

Borderland State Park – 1843 acres, a nature preserve, with public recreational activities available, including the Ames Mansion

La Salette Shrine – dedicated to Our Lady of La Salette-Fallavaux, France. Two children reported a Marian apparition in 1846. The shrine is one of several in the United States, located in nearby Attleboro, MA, dedicated to a shrine in La Salette-Fallavaux, France.

Norton Kayak Company – take a three-hour tour by kayak of the 530 acres Norton Reservoir. Tours run daily, and the company runs camps during the summer.

Ace Archers – located in Foxborough, clients can participate in classes learning all about archery, practice open shooting and join archery club teams.

Live Electricity Can Be Extremely Dangerous After a Storm Causes Flooding

Flooding introduces many hazards such as chemical spills, bio-hazards, infectious waste, and electrical short circuits. Water and electricity can cause many issues and potentially electrocute anyone touching live wires.

SERVPRO completes a thorough inspection and takes the appropriate steps to ensure the crew's safety before beginning flood damage restoration in Taunton structures. We also provide temporary power to run water pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, and construction equipment.

We make arrangements to remove electrical hazards. For example:

  • Turn off the main circuit breaker panel switch
  • Turn off individual circuits if only portions of the building are affected
  • we add lockout tags in each case
  • Work in progress signs are added

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for flood damage in Taunton and neighboring areas. We can help 24/7. Call (508) 824-0200.

Do Some Fires Produce More Smoke Damage than Others?

2/1/2021 (Permalink)

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Taunton Fire Damage Restoration Requires Professional Measures

There are many different types of fires, each causing significant damage to homes and businesses. Some fires burn hot, burning quickly and charring content and structures in the immediate area of the fire. While other fires burn cooler, they produce significant smoke and soot distributed throughout the building. There may also be organic material mixed with the soot.

We Deal with All Types of Fires in Taunton

SERVPRO trained technicians manage all types of fire damage in Taunton and surrounding areas. We provide services depending on the extent of the fire and smoke damage to your home or business, including:

  • Boarding up and tarps on your roof
  • Remove water and dry all content and structures
  • Removal of damaged structures or contents causing odors
  • Soot and smoke residue removal from ceilings, walls, surfaces, and contents
  • Restoration, cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for fire damage services to Taunton residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. Call (508) 824-0200. Our team is ready to respond 24/7 to help with all your fire damage needs.