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Here is What You Should do for Your Storm Damage Situation in Taunton

3/21/2020 (Permalink)

flooded home Flooding can quickly affect your home's contents and structure. Make sure to get the help that you need right away with team SERVPRO.

Hidden Moisture Following Flood Damage in Taunton

A flood is never a welcome natural disaster and can have a huge impact on your life especially if you have to evacuate due to contamination, loss of power, or the work happening around your home. After a flood, it is important to assess all of the damage and take care of it as quickly as possible to mitigate further damage. 

Flood damage in your Taunton home does not just mean removing excess water. Since flood water is contaminated it is important to reveal any impacted materials hidden within your home so that they do not fester, potentially growing mold and producing an offensive odor. 

SERVPRO restoration specialists use equipment such as infrared (thermal imaging) cameras and moisture sensors to find the location of hidden moisture pockets. They may also use moisture meters to see roughly the amount of water. When necessary, restoration specialists open walls, built-in closets, stairs, and flooring, to find pockets of saturated materials containing excess moisture. 

If they find materials inside that are wet, most likely they will remove these construction components to decontaminate and clean them, or replace them if they are not salvageable. However, restoration by cleaning is always preferable to replacing, if at all possible. SERVPRO restoration specialists use a HEPA vacuum to clean up dry particles and debris. Some surfaces, like concrete or tile, require wet cleaning which uses a cleaning detergent like Wall and All Surface Cleaner or Orange plus to thoroughly clean and disinfect the surface. 

It is crucial to note that you cannot completely decontaminate surfaces after a flood with wet cleaning on its own. You also need to use an antimicrobial (biocide) such as Sporicidin or Concrobium. The dwell time of the antimicrobial agent on any surface needs to be at least 15 minutes for it to be effective. Technicians and residents should also avoid breathing in the chemical agent.

For 24/7 assistance after a flood, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Professional COVID-19 Sanitizing Services

3/13/2020 (Permalink)

A person using a pump sprayer to sanitize SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is trained, equipped and ready to help you sanitize your facility and its contents.

To our neighbors and clients,

We at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield want you to know that we take the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) seriously and are diligently monitoring the situation closely. We are prepared to respond when you need services for your business. Whether you would like to take precautionary measures to minimize the spread of germs with proactive cleaning or need to sanitize due to exposure of a person testing positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we can perform sanitizing cleaning services to disinfect both the facility and it’s contents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call us today at 508-824-0200.

Best Regards,
Bill and Beth Russell

Our Professionals Have The Proper Techniques To Restore Your Taunton Home After A Fire

3/2/2020 (Permalink)

a ceiling fire caused by this light fixture The light fixture in this home caused a fire and our restoration experts arrived right away and began mitigation. We are available 24/7.

Cleaning Up After Fire Damage in Your Taunton Home

Having a minor fire in your home means that you have a lot of clean-up from smoke residue and long-lasting malodors. If not handled right away and properly, you may be smelling smoke for weeks and months to come.

Dealing with fire damage in your Taunton home requires a lot of patience, and often professional assistance to use the proper cleaning techniques, products, and equipment. The same fire can produce different types of residue that require differentiated cleaning, making it challenging for homeowners to clean up properly.

There are basic cleaning principles after a fire that works as a process to clean and deodorize correctly. This process aids SERVPRO fire restoration technicians with ensuring your home is returned to preloss condition.

Locate the Smoke Residues

It helps estimators to trace the trail that the smoke traveled throughout the structure. This confirms the total distance the smoke traveled and helps technicians formulate a restoration plan. This helps prepare technicians the degree of the fire damages.

Determine the Type of Residue and Surface

Technicians test surfaces to determine the type of residue to decide the appropriate cleaning tactics. For example, different types of paint may need different types of cleaning. Sometimes surfaces are porous, and smoke residues penetrate deep within the fabric, making it difficult to remove. Fabrics and upholstery hold smoke residue differently from hard surfaces.

Remove Captured Residues and Dispose

Depending on the type of residue and surface, technicians vacuum or dissolve the soils. Technicians vacuum when particles are solid, usually made up of carbon. If moisture accidentally comes in contact with these solid particles, they may become tough to capture and remove. If a residue is not an individual particle, it needs to be dissolved before removal; this way, technicians can rinse and flush away the loosely-bonded residue. The most important consideration with residue disposal is that you dispose of it according to regional and state regulations. SERVPRO technicians do not dispose of it in gutters, septic systems, or sewer lines.

For assistance after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield (General Contractor License #CS-108357) at (508) 824-0200.

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Some of the Biggest Problems With Storm Damage Remediation in Taunton

2/29/2020 (Permalink)

flooded living room with couch When storm waters infiltrate your home, the results can be overwhelming. Contact the certified technicians at SERVPRO right away for remediation.

Do You Have Flood Damage to Your Home? Call the Taunton SERVPRO Team to Help!

After a storm comes and goes, your home can suffer from some massive structural and water damage. There is the potential for loss of structural integrity as well as water saturation and bacterial contamination from lingering moisture. The best news is that you have the ability to save the day and protect your home by calling a team of skilled SERVPRO technicians.

Once you call in the help of a team of experts, you have all of the best equipment and specialized techniques on your side. Flood damage in Taunton can come in many forms, but trained technicians know where to begin to offer you with the best possible result. 

When We Begin

After you call SERVPRO and we finish up the initial assessment of your flood damage, water extraction begins. Our content management team takes out any items throughout the affected area that deemed at risk from severe water damage. Even though the full extent of any structural damage remains a mystery until further inspection takes place, we put in motion other steps to help mitigate the amount of flood loss.

Drying

Once the standing water is entirely removed, our skilled SERVPRO technicians begin to dry all saturated materials. We employ the use of moisture detection devices that allow us to determine where water traveled, including the wall studs, framing, and joists throughout your home. Flood cuts taken at floor level helps to access framing and studs, allowing air movers and dehumidifiers to work in unison for proper drying of any lingering moisture. We work diligently to address any potential structural threats, as water degradation takes hold quickly. Safety is always a number one priority, so we do whatever possible to preserve or fully replace any critical structural elements throughout your home.

Specialized Cleaning

Depending on the level of flood damage your house has incurred, the SERVPRO team might have to expose any damaged materials and use industrial-strength disinfection products. We have specialized products to inhibit mold growth while also preventing the onset of harmful bacteria. 

Regardless of the scope of the flood damage to your home, our team at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is here to get to work. Just get in touch with us by calling (508) 824-0200, and we send a crew out as soon as possible to make it “Like it never even happened.”

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The Importance of Humidity Controls During Flood Damage Restoration in Taunton

2/19/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO drying equipment on flood damaged floor When floodwaters damaged this home, SERVPRO answered the call to make it, "Like it never even happened."

Establishing Humidity Controls in Flood Damage Restoration across Taunton

Water evaporates and condensates in a constant cycle. When flooding hits your home, the process of evaporation continues and can raise the relative humidity of the affected area significantly. High levels of humidity can become a problem for homeowners because it promotes the growth of microbes like bacteria, mold, and viruses as well as slowing down the restorative drying process. When dealing with properties that are suffering from the impact of flooding, one crucial mitigation task facing restorers is to bring humidity levels back under control and protect the home from secondary damages.

Pumping equipment is a fast-acting remedy toward flood damage in your Taunton home. However, the restorative drying procedure can be equally challenging, with several factors for SERVPRO technicians to consider. Some of these factors may relate to the architecture of the structure. Other factors may relate to the type of floodwaters and their location within the home. We identify areas of concern and anticipate possible outcomes using our industry-leading qualifications, technology, and experience.

Remediation of your home often begins before the drying procedure takes place correctly. Contamination levels are category two or category three when dealing with floodwaters. SERVPRO technicians work hard to decontaminate waters during the pumping and extraction phase, then disinfecting the structure after. However, by implementing humidity controls during the decontamination phase, we can help to reduce moisture migration and microbial amplification.

Setting up humidity controls is achievable by using dehumidifiers, which are either refrigerant, working similarly to air conditioning, or with desiccant chemicals which utilize moisture-absorbing gel. In situations where flooding is limited to one portion of the structure but not others, we can set up negative air pressure using an air filtration device. Using negative air pressure can affect humidity controls, and we may need to use more powerful dehumidifiers to achieve the same result.

Maintaining a healthy humidity during the restoration of floodwaters is essential to avoiding expensive secondary damages. Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for assistance.

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Taunton Facilities Know SERVPRO Holds the Answer to Speedy Flood Damage Control and Cleanup

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

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How to Manage Commercial Flood Damage in Your Taunton Nursing Home

Nursing homes care for the medical needs of patients who are elderly or disabled. Flooding in these facilities can disrupt their regular operations and impact the residents and staff. That’s why SERVPRO responds to flooding emergencies in Taunton around the clock. We have experience in handling both small and large losses in commercial facilities.

Flood damage in your Taunton nursing home is dangerous to the property and the residents who need critical care. Some issues that can occur after floodwaters enter your nursing home include:

•    Weakened wood - If furniture, wooden floors, and walls remain exposed to water for lengthy periods, they can weaken, blister, or soften.
•    Corroded metals - A combination of air and water exposure can speed up the rusting process of metal building materials and furniture.
•    Ruined documents – Nursing home facilities keep detailed records that track the condition of every resident. If floodwater destroys some essential documents, it can throw the medical program of the residents into disarray.
•    Electrocution hazards – Water can conduct electricity when it comes into contact with plugged-in electronic equipment or live wires. An electric current can pass through the water and could electrocute staff or residents who come into contact with it.
•    Fire hazards – Water may short circuit the power system of the building and create sparks that may ignite nearby drywall, fabrics, and wood. Water that contacts exposed wiring, appliances, and power outlets is a serious concern.
•    Contamination – Floodwater usually contains viruses and bacteria, which can pose health risks to the residents.

You can avoid many of these problems if you start the cleanup process as soon as possible. SERVPRO has the equipment, knowledge, and sufficient flood damage restoration crews who can assist you in getting your nursing home back to normal operations within a short time. After assessing the damage, we can begin extracting the standing water. Floodwater may contain soft and hard solids. Our technicians can use self-priming trash pumps to remove it. These pumps can easily maintain the flow of large volumes of water containing sand, mud, sludge, and other waste with no external help. Self-priming pumps also offer easy access to the pump body if they get clogged. Small units are portable and can move 10,000 to 60,000 gallons of water per hour using a 1″ to 4″ hose.

To deal with the contaminants in floodwater, our crew can apply microbial agents in the affected areas. These are chemicals designed to stop or limit the growth of microbes or prevent their development. They include virucides, fungicides, germicides, sanitizers, and mildewcides. Our crew can also get rid of excess indoor humidity in your nursing home using air moving and dehumidifying equipment.

If you need flood cleanup services in Taunton, Mansfield, or Norton, call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200. We have the expertise required to restore your facility to preloss condition.

Why Taunton Residents Trust us to Deliver on Fire Restoration Services

1/31/2020 (Permalink)

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A fire in Taunton is what SERVPRO is here for.

Property fires can occur from numerous sources with several stages of restoration to get your home back to its preloss condition. As a restoration service operating here in Taunton, we have seen fires as the result of faulty electrics, appliances, unsupervised cooking as well as candles, incense, or cigarettes. While the causes of fire are manifold, the results are almost always the same. Severe smoke residues, soot soiling on fabrics, charred debris, and unpleasant odors. Often materials severely damaged in fire need to be taken to a particular waste facility for safe disposal. The removal of soots can vary from building to building and material to material. Our team of fire and smoke damage restoration technicians are here to help guide your home to a preloss condition. 

Fire Damage

When particles are subject to extreme temperatures, they combust, releasing carbon as well as chemicals in the construction of the material. These chemicals are the root cause of fire damage in your Taunton home and can spread outward quickly from the source of ignition. Hot air rises, which is why the ceilings and upper walls are likely to sustain the most fire damage in your Taunton home. Pressure, created by the air exchange of hot and cold, can drive soot into small crevices like electrical fittings, inside cabinets as well as delaminating surfaces. Often falling soots can cause damage to furniture and upholstery. 

When beginning a fire restoration project in Taunton, the first step is to take any debris out of the building. Charred materials can continue to release odor and soot long after the initial blaze is brought under control. SERVPRO technicians can safely enter your property to seal debris and transport it out of the property. Using double-sealed waste bags prevents falling soot from being spread through unaffected rooms in the home. Often, materials with charring can continue to release chemicals into the environment, which is why they need disposal in an environmental protection agency (EPA) approved site. 

When attempting to restore a structure in Taunton, our technicians conduct comprehensive pre-tests to assess the type of smoke and the ph balance of the affected areas. By understanding the relative acidity and alkaline levels in each piece of structure or contents, SERVPRO technicians can ensure that the right products are put to use. Using the right products on the right materials can alleviate many soot-related soiling and restore contents to their preloss condition. 

Fire Cleanup

Hot smoke rises upward, depositing residues on to ceilings and upper walls. However, when the temperature cools, the soot can begin to fall. Performing fire cleanup in your Taunton home begins with light vacuuming to remove any falling soots and covering surfaces directly beneath the areas of significant soiling. SERVPRO restoration services incorporate pre-cleaning and carpet conditioning using a tailored approach to the type of carpets, fibers, and their related materials. 

Pre-inspecting carpet is an essential part of what we do during SERVPRO restoration. Accurately assessing the condition and make-up of a rug can save Taunton residents both time and expense. We use three testing methods to determine the fibers, colorfast, soiling, and stain resistance of your carpet. Technicians at SERVPRO may also ask you about any warranties or care instructions that accompany your carpets. Generally, the testing phase encompasses burn tests, chemical tests, and specific gravity testing. The combination of all three ensures that we do not irritate fabrics and cause unnecessary damage. 

Thick carpeting or rugs feature larger fibers that are more likely to attract and retain soiling. By using a truck-mount, our technicians can apply an emulsifying powder to the fibers of your rug. Emulsifying powder captures soiling, which can then be vacuumed out of a carpet. By using these powders in combination with light deodorants, our team is fully-confident of removing both soiling and odor from thicker rugs and carpet in your Taunton home. 

Smoke Removal 

The challenge of smoke removal in your Taunton home rests on the ability to identify and alleviate different types of smoke. There are two categories to consider in pre-testing, which cover wet and dry smoke-types. Often this aspect is the toughest for restorers as smoke can travel from the source of fire throughout the home in a short time. With high temperatures and pressure, the likelihood of soots bonding with surfaces increases, making safe removal even harder. 

Dissolution is a technique that SERVPRO fire and smoke damage restoration technicians (FRST) frequently use to restore walls and ceilings. Dissolution involves applying a chemical solution that bonds with soots to the affected area. Once the bonding process is complete, a technician can rinse, wash, and dry the wall removing the cleaning solution alongside the soiling for a clean finish. We may also need to dry the property of water used during the firefighting procedure by deploying extraction tools, portable heating, or air-moving equipment. Moisture in a smoke damage environment can permanently set staining or make odors more perceptible.

The type of smoke damage- either wet or dry- dictates the approach we adopt in your Taunton home. Wet smokes are the result of oily or synthetic materials. These can include plastics and animal fats. Dry smoke comes from burning natural materials like drywall or wood. We approach wet smoke using oil-based solvents which bond with the smoke deposit instead of splitting it like water-based solvents. Dry smoke residues are restorable using water-based solutions, which can be safer and kinder to materials. Tailoring our approaches ensures that Taunton residents do not suffer from further property harm during the restoration service.

Odor

When materials combust, they release chemicals into the surrounding environment. These chemicals can include odor-causing particles that can enter porous materials. Smoke odors can also linger in the air creating an unpleasant home atmosphere. Since there are a variety of odor sources, our approach to odor removal in your Taunton home must be multi-faceted. 

Cleaning the indoor air quality can go a long way to clearing away unpleasant, airborne odors. SERVPRO restoration technicians can deploy industrial air-scrubbers in your Taunton home. By combining these air-scrubbers with air-moves, we can both create and remove odor. Air scrubbers suck in contaminated air and filter it through several layers of purifying materials. These high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are capable of removing in microscopic odor particles from the surrounding air. 

Contents and possessions can also absorb odor-causing particles. Using hand-held spray equipment, SERVPRO restoration services can disperse light molecules of deodorant solvent onto furniture and fabrics. These deodorants incorporate into porous materials in the same way that smoke odors absorb and can lock odor into a structure where it no longer becomes perceptible. For massive odor problems, our team can fumigate your Taunton property altogether using ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers.

For all restoration services relating to fire, contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824- 0200.

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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 may have a flooded basement on your hands, and we have the experience and equipment to clean it up quickly.

Water damage is among the most common result of frozen pipes in northern climates. Water lines are always full of water, and when the 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 floodwater left behind. 

If you have frozen pipe damages in Taunton, our SERVPRO team is here to assist you every step of the way. Our 24-hour services are available to help keep damage from a burst pipe to a minimum. Day or night, we are eager to assist you if you have frozen pipes in your home or business.

Common problems caused by frozen pipes

If you have a residential property or commercial building, winter months and poorly insulated pipes are a common cause of water damage and even flooded basements here in the northern states. The SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield 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 crucial 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 water does not come out, chances are you have a frozen pipe.

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 significant damages to your home as the water thaws and starts to leak into walls, carpets, and we have seen quite a few flooded basements due to water leaks after a freeze.

That is 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 even 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 significant damages can occur. Removing the water that leaked from thawing frozen pipes is extremely important. Water left in a home often results in water damage to your walls, subfloors, possible mold growth, and more costly repairs down the road.

It is essential to understand how water damage from frozen pipes can affect a building, whether it is commercial or residential, and to catch the problem quickly. No one wants to have rotted floors or mold damages due to a burst pipe that did not get addressed fast enough. If you own a building that is not being appropriately heated in the winter, freezing and thawing pipes can cause disastrous water damages to a structure if left unaddressed.  If you think you have frozen pipes, do not delay in giving our experts a call, it can save you 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. Do not 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 because the freezing temperatures easily penetrate mobile home underpinning, where pipes may be exposed and not appropriately insulated. In a perfect world, we would all have our pipes insulated properly in northern climates. Still, sometimes builders cut corners, and homeowners do not 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 appropriately insulated. Sometimes no matter what you do, such as leaving your taps dripping, a hard freeze can cause substantial damages to your home and belongings.

Water cleanup and restoration can be costly, so inspect your property regularly 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, but we are also here to help instruct you on preventing such a catastrophe.

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

Help protect your pipes from freezing during the winter:

  • Turn on your faucets and permit 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 adequately insulated
  • Know the location your water main shut off; this can help in case of a water leak
  • Be sure all your pipes are adequately insulated or wrapped with heating tape, in both interior and exterior walls
  • Keep your basement or crawlspace heated
  • Insulate outside walls and unheated sections of your home

Keep a close eye on freezing conditions in winter months.

  • Allow a faucet to drip marginally (lukewarm water) to lessen freezing
  • The initial sign of freezing is diminished water flow from a faucet.
  • Inspect your faucets for water flow and pressure at night and again in the morning.
  • Check pipes near your water meter, in unheated areas, near exterior walls, and crawl spaces. These tend to be susceptible to freezing.
  • Pinpoint cold air drafts coming in from a flue or chimney and caulk gaps that are near pipes.

If you have a hard freeze and water stops flowing:

  • Turn off water at the main valve.
  • If the crack is in a hot water pipe, turn off the water valve on the hot water heater
  • 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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