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Immediate Action is Critical

7/20/2022 (Permalink)

Immediate Action is Critical to Address Flood Damage in Easton

While you may think that all floods are due to rising water from lakes and streams nearby, you should know that several natural factors can bring on floodwaters. The quicker that you can spring into action to remedy the situation, the easier it is to cut back on the devastation to your property. This is when contacting professionals at SERVPRO to restore your residence is the best option.

Homes with flood damage should be assessed and repaired as quickly as possible right after the event takes place. Experienced flood remediation technicians have the tools, expertise, and manpower to lessen the loss and help you get back to your life as usual. Once any natural disaster takes hold and wind and rain come with it, several areas around your property can become vulnerable.

Tree Damage
With a major storm, wind and rain can leave tree damage on your roof once the rainfall breaks through. It can saturate all of the materials within the exposed space. Any absorbent material is saturated can hold onto the moisture for an extended period. It is critical that you remove saturated materials and that the extraction begins to pull up as much as possible before water stains and mold set in. SERVPRO technicians work to tarp off the area to stop unwanted rain as well as vermin or pests from coming inside.

Window Breakage
If a window is left open during a major storm or it breaks from wind or flying debris, water can come in saturating the room as well as spreading down into the walls. Damaged window frames could also mean that water gets down inside the walls, causing warping, rust, and mildew. Our trained technicians use infrared moisture detection tools to locate any wet areas and then make sure that the window is repaired.

Standing Water
Any standing water has to be removed quickly, which is when SERVPRO team members use high-powered pumps, vacuums, and extraction tools to pull up as much moisture as possible. Other tools we employ to dry a flood-damaged home thoroughly include handheld equipment with heat, dehumidifiers, and air movers that work to circulate the area. This is followed closely by odor management to remove any unwanted smells left behind.

Fire Damage Restoration has Many Working Parts in Taunton

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

Regardless of the size of the fire, quick and effective clean up efforts are critical. Contact our experienced team to help remediate your home.

SERVPRO lessens impact and costs for Taunton business owners when called for help with fire damage restoration

Even if you have a small fire at your Taunton commercial space, you could have significant issues with smoke damage and indoor air quality (IAQ). Not only will there be burnt, charred materials to dispose of, but you also have to think about corrosive smoke and soot residue that may have traveled throughout the building – often via the HVAC system. SERVPRO is the only team to call when you want skilled fire and smoke restoration technicians (FSRT) on the job.

When handling fire damage restoration in Taunton, our team knows that circulating soot particles start to settle on contents and surfaces, posing a threat. This acidic, corrosive soot can damage surfaces it lands on, calling for specialized, careful cleaning. We work to:

  • Cut back on the power of smoke odors present in the building
  • Pay close attention to any safety hazards that fire and smoke/soot damage presents
  • Reduce thickness and severity of residue and soiling on all impacted surfaces

SERVPRO technicians have access to the best equipment in the industry when handling water & fire damage restorations, including:

  • Vacuums and air scrubbers with HEPA filtration
  • ULV fogging equipment
  • Ozone and Hydroxyl generators
  • EPA-registered sanitizers and deodorizers

The team at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is available 24/7 for emergency response when you require prompt, reliable fire damage restoration. Call us to your commercial space when you need us by dialing (508) 824-0200, and we can be there as soon as possible.

Commercial Carpet Water Damage Restoration in Taunton

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Make Your Own Nature Inspired Festive Decor In Taunton This December

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Did fire damage hit home? Call SERVPRO for the expert techniques in fire restoration.

Brighten Your Taunton Home This Festive Season With Hand-Crafted Decorations

The Old Colony History Museum provides fascinating exhibits that take you right into the world of the early Taunton colonists. They also offer regular craft workshops to help you learn new skills. Wednesday Workshops are a popular fixture in the museum’s calendar. Come along in December to learn how to make nature-inspired festive decorations:

  • The workshop runs 5:30 – 7:00 on December 8
  • Costs $10 for non-members or $5 for members
  • Materials included

Space is limited, so please book in advance. If you cannot attend in person, you can join as a virtual attendee via Zoom. You will receive more information on how to access materials for Zoom attendees when you book.

It is always fun to learn new crafts, but businesses who run craft workshops need to be aware that crafts materials can provide fuel in a fire. For help with fire damage cleanup, call SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 

Why Should Businesses in Taunton be Struggling with Mold Outsource Removal to Specialists?

9/27/2020 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your building can quickly cause great stress. Contact SERVPRO for commercial mold removal and remediation services for your business.

Mold Removal Companies Offer Experienced Crews with Advanced Training Certification to Do the Job Right -- SERVPRO Is a Mold Remediation Leader for Taunton Businesses

Taunton small business entrepreneurs pride themselves on handling unexpected challenges on their own. Not surprisingly, they also surround themselves with individuals with the same type of “can do” attitude. Although this approach is commendable, one of the issues business property owners might want to consider outsourcing is mold removal. Choosing among local companies can be daunting, but there are solid reasons why you should select our services.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Full-Service Disaster Recovery Company in Taunton for Your Mold Remediation Needs?

It is not uncommon to find yourself urgently evaluating mold removal companies when you undertake remodeling or deep cleaning in your retail space. Tearing out a wall or moving plumbing or electrical lines can reveal a long-term mold issue, nearly always associated with unseen water damage. Trying to resolve a complicated situation that can involve the deterioration of building materials and a microbial infestation is best left to experts. This is why our full-spectrum disaster recovery services are in demand to remedy both the underlying water damage and mold colony multiplication issues.

How Do Mold Removal Companies Gain Access to Hidden Damage?

Our general contractor license offers the capability to proceed with carefully planned controlled demolition to reveal water and mold damage. As the spaces providing habitat for spores to grow and proliferate open to view and interventions, SERVPRO mold remediation specialists commence the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol to rid your property of the active colonies:

  • Locate the mold damaged materials
  • Contain the area with 1.6 mil polyethylene, and consider the additional protection of operating a negative pressure air scrubber within the containment compartment to 
  • Seal the perimeter
  • Force airborne mold spores and debris through HEPA filters for capture, exhausting to the outdoors
  • Remove the mold colonies with brushes, scrapers, and tempered blasting techniques like soda or dry ice, which can clear growth from some porous materials
  • Vacuum and wipe up lingering debris and residues 
  • Bag all moldy materials and dispose of as hazardous waste, following rules in your community
  • Treat affected spaces with EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit mold rebound

Take full advantage of the multiple certifications held by SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield as your business recovers from mold removal and water damage remediation. Call us at (508) 824-0200 to explore how our team can make a tricky microbial invasion “Like it never even happened.” 

Contractor Licenses:

General: CS-108357

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How Expensive is Fire Restoration for Businesses in Mansfield?

9/1/2020 (Permalink)

A fire estimate can help your business to process the costs of your claim.

Producing an Accurate Estimate for Commercial Fire Damage Restoration is Essential to Allow Mansfield Businesses to Plan and Account for Insurance Claims.

How are commercial claim costs calculated?

Fires affect hundreds of small, medium-sized, and large businesses in the Mansfield area every year. These can occur in restaurant kitchens, electronics shops, and retail outlets. We understand that as a business owner, getting the first idea of the costs of your claim is essential to your business planning. The expense of your restoration depends on the cleanability of the property. Replacing, resurfacing, or reconstructing is where the high costs of recovery occur. SERVPRO works to restore rather than replace and test smoke residues to gain an accurate idea of which areas can be cleaned and which may need replacement. By conducting rigorous tests, your business can avoid being charged for restoring items that ultimately need replacing.

How accurate are testing estimates?

When we conduct commercial fire damage restoration for Mansfield businesses, we generally provide testing equipment for estimators. These equipment include safety equipment like respirator masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as pH paper and brushing or scraping tools. To distinguish between restorable and replaceable items requires an ongoing assessment of smoke residues. We may scrape tiles or hard surfaces to assess damage underneath. Melted plastics, such as those found on commercial cooking appliances, can often be agitated with steel wool to see if melting can be restored. SERVPRO also includes cleaning chemicals that can be tested on discrete areas of walls or furniture in your business to see how active smoke residues are to chemical action.

How do estimate tests help restoration technicians?

- Tagging of items as a claim or damaged inform whether to restore or replace
- Caution tape may be placed to indicate potential hazards
- Markers to delineate work which can be useful during inventory

A fire estimate can help your business to process the costs of your claim. Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for commercial restoration services.

What Can I Do To Prepare My Business For Emergencies?

8/18/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO understands how important it is to prepare for an emergency situation. We can help you with our Emergency Ready Plan.

SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Program (ERP) Helps Taunton Businesses Prepare Ahead of Time Disasters.

Fire and floods can devastate a business faster than you can imagine. Sadly 50% of all businesses that are impacted by a disaster never reopen. Of those that do survive, the majority of them had some type of response plan prepared. Over the past 34 years, Taunton has experienced approximately 5” of increased sea levels. This means the starting point for storm surges and high tides has raised, in turn, making coastal flooding more frequent and more severe. Is your business prepared?

How Can ERP Help My Business?

Taunton is a beautiful city with many fascinating historic buildings. Established in 1637 by the Plymouth Colony, it is also known as the “Silver City”. It was one of the principal starting points for the silver industry in the 19th century. Shops and homes sit along the Taunton River, which meanders through the town, ending at Mount Hope Bay. Storms can come up at any time, causing flood damage in Taunton and impacting businesses across the town. SERVPRO’s Emergency READY Program helps make sure your business is prepared for just this type of situation. Our ERP system can help by:

  • Helping you establish trust with clients and employees. They know you are prepared if disaster strikes.
  • Compiling a comprehensive information resource for use if there is a problem.
  • Minimizing business interruption and loss of revenue.
  • Reduce secondary damage saving your company money.
  • Providing timely mitigation that reduces downtime due to cleanup and restoration.

The key to prompt mitigation is knowing whom to call, what to do, and what to expect in advance.

What is the Emergency Ready Profile System?

This system is designed to shorten response time to emergency calls from businesses. Its web-based interface is user-friendly and easy to set up. By having your information on hand, our response is faster, which means you are up and running as soon as possible.

What Do I Need to Do?

As a business owner creating a company profile is the first step. You personalize your company profile with the relevant information. If you need assistance getting set up, a Marketing Representative can provide that service free of charge.

How Does My Profile Help?

When you establish an ERP profile, you have a Marketing Representative that works directly with your business. If an emergency occurs, such as storm flooding, that person has all your business needs, particular circumstances, and emergency contacts listed. There is no need to take the time to give SERVPRO that information when you call. This means a faster response time on our end.

More Benefits of ERP

There are many benefits to enrolling in the ERP system, as you can see from above. Some of the other factors that can be beneficial include:

  •   Multi Business Management – When flood damage hits dealing with one business is hard enough. If you are the owner or manager of multiple industries, it can seem impossible. The ERP system permits you to create a profile for each business, which is beneficial with severe storm flooding situations.
  •   Contact Management – Any company has multiple contact information. Insurance, utilities, suppliers, and other essential contacts you deal with all the time. With ERP, you can organize those contact lists and store that information within the system. Communication is vital in any type of disaster, and this enhances contact efficacy in the face of a disaster.

 Are You Ready?

Every business should have a contingency plan prepared. There are 3 components to a solid plan, and they are incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity.  SERVPRO ERP system is not a stand-alone contingency plan but a vital part of an existing one. We address the incident response and disaster recovery portions. Our technicians are trained to help you recover your business after flood damage occurs, but we also want to help you before anything detrimental happens. When you invest in ERP, you are creating a win-win situation for your business and livelihood. More reasons to choose the ERP system include: 

  • A no-cost assessment of your facility.
  • Contains only the needed information in the event of an emergency. 
  • Establishes SERVPRO® of Taunton/Mansfield as your disaster mitigation and restoration service provider.
  • Names the line of command for authorizing work to begin.
  • Provides facility details such as shut-off valve locations, priority areas, and priority contact information

If flooding does occur, the ERP readiness plan has our Green Team on the scene providing emergency mitigation and performing a scope immediately. Since we already have information on your building, the layout, and the content, the initial process is drastically reduced. Cleanup, repair, and restoration can get underway so your business can bounce back. 

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for commercial flood damage service.

Contractor Licenses: General: CS-108357. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster

My Taunton Business Office Flooded – How Can SERVPRO Help?

7/14/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will get your Taunton office water damage back up and moving in no time.

By Providing Emergency Mitigation We Can Get Your Office Restored to Pre-loss Condition

You need your office open for business. If you experienced flooding from a burst pipe or HVAC leak, we recommend professional help. We have years of experience helping Taunton businesses get back to work after a water intrusion.

Can you repair and restore office furniture and equipment?

The first step our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) accredited technicians in water mitigation in Taunton takes is to make sure the source of the water loss is found and stopped. Then we will access what needs to be done for water extraction. Gas-powered pumps extract gallons of water rapidly. Once our team removes the water, then the cleanup and restoration begin. We can:

  • Clean and restore carpets if delamination has not happened. Fast intervention is needed to prevent that.
  • Dry out and restore desks, bookcases, and other types of wood furniture.
  • Clean, sanitize, and restore metal file cabinets.
  • Dry and restore documents.
  • Check electrical equipment for restoration possibilities.
  • Clean upholstered items. Re-upholster, if needed.
  • Deodorize the office.

Professional Water Restoration Means Returning to Pre-Loss Condition

By calling SERVPRO to handle your business office flooding, you guarantee that your office will get the care it deserves. We want you to walk in and feel, “Like it never even happened.” Our team of technicians understands you need your office functioning at full capacity as quickly as possible. We provide:

  • Technicians that are accredited and are continually training to increase their knowledge
  • 24/7 emergency services 
  • Advanced technology that can find even the smallest trace of moisture
  • Powerful equipment – air movers, dehumidifiers, and pumps
  • Customer service that is second to none

When it comes to commercial water mitigation, SERVPRO has over fifty years of experience and knows what is required to get you up and running. 

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for quality water damage service that is Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Which Water Removal Options Can Help Save Important Papers for Accounting Firms?

5/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has updated technology to render most water damage problems in your Tauton business.

SERVPRO Takes Special Precautions during Commercial Water Removal in Taunton to Limit Damage to Documents

When a water spill affects your Taunton area business, it can lead to different outcomes, including causing unforeseen inconveniences such as extended closedown. For an accounting firm, the incident may be more than an inconvenience if you lose valuable documents or delay your clients' work.

How vulnerable are documents to water damage?

Water exposure usually leads to irreversible damage to books or other documents. Taking preventive measures during commercial water removal in Taunton is one way to prevent catastrophic outcomes. Water can damage documents in many ways, including:

  • Absorption of humidity from the air
  • Splashing of water on documents
  • Submersion in water
  • Absorption of moisture from other wet materials

Although the risks of damage may seem apparent, other dynamics of an incident can lead to oversight. For example, when trying to resolve the incident, you are likely to pay more attention to visible documents such as those on top of desks or shelves but forget those locked away in file cabinets. Our SERVPRO technicians scope a loss site thoroughly. We also have resources such as handcarts to move heavy cabinets away from the affected areas limiting chances of damage by high humidity levels.

What happens to wet documents?

Although preventing exposure to water is desirable, it is not always possible. The next best option is halting further deterioration after discovering wet documents or books. Our SERVPRO technicians freeze the important papers and books we find at your premises to stop further deterioration. Freezing is useful when applied within 24-48 hours after exposure to water. After that, we can establish the right drying solution depending on whether you want to save the actual item or the information they hold. Drying documents relies on sublimation whereby a solid changes directly to a gas. We use a couple of methods to accomplish this, including:

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield can help you deal with unique water loss challenges. Call us at (508) 824-0200. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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

2/10/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Is Always Available to Help Our Local Taunton Businesses--Here We Are!

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.