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Fire Damage Restoration has Many Working Parts in Taunton

5/23/2021 (Permalink)

a fire damaged room with smoke residues on the wall 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)

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.

Make Your Own Nature Inspired Festive Decor In Taunton This December

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

Green SERVPRO service vehicle with equipment outside the residence. 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)

mold growing on ceiling tiles 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)

Fire flame on black background 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)

Check list 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)

A business office with SERVPRO equipment on the floor. 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)

LGR's and a dehumidifier at work in a commercial building 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)

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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.

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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SERVPRO Removes Medical Waste From Taunton Assisted Living Facilities

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

Used syringe being dispose into a medical waste container by a gloved hand Let SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield take the worry out of disposing of your medical waste. Call us today.

Reliable Medical Waste Removal in Taunton 

Concentrate on the provision of high-quality medical care when you engage the services of our dedicated and trained biohazard waste removal technicians. Rounding out our comprehensive menu of disaster and crisis resolution services, our Taunton crew can help meet your business need for medical waste collection. Our services include the appropriate and lawful cleanup and disposal of the waste. 

Medical Waste Poses Disposal Challenges 

Manage medical waste removal at your Taunton nursing home or assisted living center by relying on our highly-skilled, trained, and OSHA certified technicians. Your residents or their guests may have medical needs or conditions that require appropriate management and disposal of used medical supplies. You must protect any individual at risk of contact with medical waste. Our crews are current in their medical waste disposal training and certification, stepping in to take this concern off your list.  

Relieve Stress on Your Housekeeping Staff 

When SERVPRO steps in to handle medical waste disposal needs your cleaning or housekeeping staff does not need to pursue additional training. Understandable worries about personal exposure to human pathogens or guilt about leaving the door open for harm to residents are present. Any concern they might feel because of planned or unexpected medical waste management expectations disappears when they know highly-qualified technicians are ready to take on the responsibility.  

Safety Equipment, Experience, and Knowledge 

SERVPRO biohazard technicians have the personal protective equipment (PPE) and other resources necessary to take care of medical waste cleanup safely and efficiently. We ensure crew member training in the safe disposal of all blood, tissues, and supplies. This training includes safely discarding materials contaminated with potential viruses, bacteria, and other hazards. We follow the applicable health rules and regulations. 

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers medical waste disposal services as part of our biohazard management. Contact us at (508) 824-0200 to discuss your facility’s need for our offerings.

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Contractor Licenses:

General: CS-108357

Why Professional Remediation is Necessary for Flooded Mansfield Businesses

8/28/2019 (Permalink)

Salon office that is empty Don't let your salon get ruined by flood damage. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for remediation assistance.

How to Prioritize Your Mansfield Customers During Flooding

Flooding can be a destructive force for your Mansfield salon. With so much foot traffic you expect from the time you open to when you close, a disaster like flooding can affect many people throughout the day. Even when the situation gets contained to a small area of your building, the effects of a flood or water loss incident must get addressed immediately to protect your business, your employees, and your customers. 

It should not be difficult to understand why acting quickly to flood damage in Mansfield salons is a wise decision. You have made a substantial investment in multiple areas of your business, including its furniture for cutting and styling hair, your sophisticated equipment designed to provide the perfect cut, and your shelves of premium haircare and beautification products. All of these could potentially become at risk with spreading floodwater. With all of these avenues to consider, the most important should be your customers. 

Prioritizing the customers that depend on you means choosing our SERVPRO team to help out. We have a rapid response to loss emergencies and can arrive with the full measure of our personnel and renowned recovery tools. With several units capable of removing any standing water from affected areas, our technicians can quickly get to work on reducing moisture and humidity levels that can warp and distort imitation wood flooring common to the main floor of the salon area. 

While our professionals strive to keep your doors open throughout the flood recovery, this mind not always be possible when the damage occurs in the main areas of the salon. The best approach is to reach out to our SERVPRO professionals. We have efficient practices for water removal and deep, thorough drying which can get your doors back open as promptly as possible. 

It might be initially overwhelming to experience flood damage in your salon, but with the practical techniques and the experience of our SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield professionals, we can make this loss incident “Like it never even happened.” You can get ahold of us whenever you need us at (508) 824-0200.

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SERVPRO Helps You Prepare for Commercial Flood Damage in Taunton

7/16/2019 (Permalink)

Worried about potential floods? Call SERVPRO to help you develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile.

Be Ready for Commercial Flood Damage in Taunton 

Taunton’s history as a milling center means it comes as no surprise that waterways intersect the city. When heavy summer rains combine with the Mill and Taunton Rivers area businesses can open to find flooding in their properties. Be aware of the potential and partner with professionals who know how to minimize the effects of flash floods. 

Bars and restaurants near the rivers enjoy a pleasant ambiance for their customers, but when the waters rise flood damage threatens Taunton establishments. Our Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians are familiar with the risks and well-prepared with fast and efficient strategies if called to help. 

SERVPRO recommends that commercial customers work with us to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP).  An  ERP ensures a remediation plan is in place long before heavy precipitation causes a crisis. We send a seasoned project manager to your restaurant to assess your vulnerability to overflow from street and river flooding. 

Expect practical suggestions to limit harm even if the waters lap closer than is picturesque. SERVPRO has commercial class pumps and extractors to remove floodwater rapidly.  Taking proactive steps ensures you can again be serving up delicious fare faster than your dared believe possible. We clean, disinfect, and dry out your restaurant with the least disruption of your operations if we know what to expect and have a plan in place ahead of time. 

You fill us in on critical details when you use our mobile app to create your Profile. Designate SERVPRO as your preferred restoration provider and appoint key employees or family to act on your behalf if you are unavailable during the crisis. Any step you take to speed the mitigation and remediation of your business saves time, money, and your reputation as a reliable part of the city’s hospitality industry. 

Take control of the unexpected by calling (508) 824-0200 to set up an ERP assessment. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is eager to create a plan to help shore up your business during and after flooding.

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SERVPRO® of Taunton/Mansfield Will Work with Your Business' Insurance Company

4/23/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Taunton and Mansfield Will Work with Your Business' Insurance Company

In the unfortunate event your business suffers water, fire, or mold damage, SERVPRO® of Taunton/Mansfield will work with your insurance company, so you have less work load on your plate.  Our employees talk with insurance adjusters every day to make sure things are billed correctly with your insurance and the job is properly documented to ensure things are going according to plan. Being in business for over 14 years, whatever property and casualty insurance company your business uses, odds are we have worked with them in the past.  Give us a call to set up an emergency preparedness plan for your business today. SERVPRO® of Taunton/Mansfield will work hard to make any damage, "Like it never even happened."

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU COMPLETED THESE FIRE PREVENTION TASKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

11/20/2018 (Permalink)

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU COMPLETED THESE FIRE PREVENTION TASKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

You’ve heard all of the preventative steps, you’ve prepped your employees, and your building is up to code. However, the easiest prevention methods are usually the most overlooked. Inspect these things today and be sure to set reminders accordingly:

  • Smoke Detectors. Safety experts say that you should check these at least once a month and replace the batteries once a year, or as needed.
  • Fire Extinguishers. See the directions on your fire extinguisher to see when it expires and who you can call to replace your extinguishers. Extinguishers can last anywhere from five to fifteen years. Also, depending on your fire marshal’s standards, you may have to have your extinguisher certified.
  • Fire Exits and Exit Signs. Can guests clearly see exit signs? Can they easily get to them? Consider having a fire drill to ensure guests and employees can easily get out of the building in the event of an emergency. Practice regularly.
  • See any State or Local Guidelines. There are some local and state guidelines that businesses have to follow to stay up to code. Take a minute to read up on these laws or talk to your local fire marshal to learn about the guidelines.

Keeping your business, employees, and guests safe is important. Just by taking the time to make sure the basics of fire safety are taken care of, you can protect your investment.

 Source: DKI Service Fire Services

Would your business be prepared in the event of a disaster?

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Would your business be prepared in the event of a disaster?

What would you do if your business suffered: Water Damage, Fire Damage, Smoke Damage, Mold, or a Bio-Hazard contamination? Do you have a plan in place? SERPVRO® offers at no charge a business "Ready Plan" app for your phone that will walk you through a preparedness  plan that could save your business $1,000's. 

As many as 50% of businesses close down following a disaster, according to the latest research. Of the businesses that survive, the overwhelming majority of them had a preparedness plan in place. In general, the faster the response time to a disaster, the less secondary damage can occur. SERVPRO is "faster to any disaster" and works with you and your employees every step of the way.

The SERVPRO Ready Plan app will guide you through a: Water Damage event, Fire Damage event, Mold, Bio-Hazard contamination, and more.  Pre-planning and having this app on the ready can help to give you tremendous peace of mind.

By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your business.

SERVPRO is "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is "Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certified"

Do you need upholstery cleaning or carpet cleaning for your business? SERVPRO cleans upholstery for general cleaning , pet dander, smoke damage, office carpet tile, and more.

The IICRC is a certification and Standards Developing Organization (SDO) non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. In partnership with regional and international trade associates, the IICRC serves more than 25 countries.

TheIICRC works with other organizations to increase awareness of certified firms – from companies like Shaw, which requires warranty work be done by an IICRC Certified Firm, to associations, to government officials. Additionally, theIICRC also partners with the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) to include a suggestion for use of IICRC Certified Firms that specialize in upholstery cleaning in its Furniture Care Codes.

When you see aIICRClogo, you can be confident that an IICRC-certified experienced, qualified professional is caring for your valuable property.

Source: http://www.IICRC.org

What is the SERVPRO® Ready Plan Tool

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

What is the SERVPRO® Ready Plan Tool

The SERVPRO® Ready Plan is a tool for property managers and owners, both residential and commercial. It allows for the creation of an Emergency READY Profile. By developing a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile for your home or business, you minimize business interruption by having an immediate plan of action. Knowing what to do and what to expect in advance is the key to timely mitigation and can help minimize how water and fire damage can affect your home or business.

SERVPRO® of Taunton and Mansfield have restoration experts available 24 hours a day to get your business back up and running. Our expertise includes restoration services for fire and water damage, including electronics restoration and document drying. We are also your business’s best resource for mold mitigation and removal. Our Large Loss Division has the expertise to manage the cost and operations of large commercial disaster recovery projects.

4 Commercial Cleaning Service|SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers the best commercial cleaning services in Taunton and Mansfield.

Everybody loves a clean space. This is especially true and necessary for successful businesses. However, common property issues are deteriorating and unsanitary. This can divert business from coming through your door. Therefore,  they need to be taken care of in a prompt and effective manner. 

Your commercial property may face problems such as water or fire damages and mold growth. To keep your business space in good shape, seek cleaning services to do a thorough job.  Some cleaning jobs include sewage and biohazard cleanup. Still, simple services are available for those who do not have the time. This can be cleaning for air ducts, carpets and furniture. Odor removal is also available. For information on more services, contact SERVPRO of Taunton Mansfield. We offer commercial mold removal, damage restoration and cleaning services.  Four common cleaning services are:

Air Duct Cleaning

Property cleaning is essential to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. Clean air ducts regularly to avoid issues. Dirt and other buildup can become a serious problem if your air ducts go unchecked. Not to mention, regular cleaning will make you aware of any crack or gaps. This can cause moisture in you air vents, allowing mold spore to form. Air duct cleaning can be a hectic burden, costing you money effort and time. However, you can choose to spend only money, and let the professionals handle it.

Odor Removal

Odor in houses can come from a number of places. A common source is mold and mildew caused by flooding or leakages. Another reason may be lack of airflow from areas such as a basement. It can seem like you've done everything to get rid of the smell, but have little results. That is when you contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. They offer to mold restoration for productive odor removal results.

Sewage and Biohazard Cleaning

Another cause of odor may be from a sewage or black water overflow. This can be caused by sewer or plumbing back up, river flooding, and other dirty water overflow. Sewage clean-up is effective for removing the debris and the nasty smell. For commercial places, this is something that needs to be taken care of immediately. Otherwise, a company could lose business. In such cases, do not try to take care of the issue alone. Contact a company offering water removal service in Mansfield MA. Skilled and experienced restoration technicians will fix problem as soon as possible.

Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

Carpets and upholstery act as the filter to trap dust. They become loaded with dirt and bacteria If not cleaned often. this is a health hazard as it is a common cause for infection. If you want a fresh and clean property, then regular carpet and upholstery services are for you.

These were some of the common commercial cleaning services necessary for your property. Timely maintenance and service are essential both commercial and residential properties.

For more info related to the commercial services, call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

What to Consider When Hiring Commercial Restoration Services

4/24/2018 (Permalink)

Green HEPA filter inside room with benches. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a leader in the most effective professional commercial restoration services for business in Taunton and Mansfield.

Key Benefits of Hiring Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services 

What makes SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield an ideal restoration service for your fire-damaged residential or commercial property? Because our professionals have been efficiently and professionally handling such incidents for years now. We do the simple calculation that fire equals soot and smoke damage, firefighting equals water damage, and if not restored timely, water damage equals mold. For all these steps, we are prepared with the latest equipment from the industry as well as the best practices undertaken for productive results. Our services for fire, water and mold restoration will inspect, assess, clean up and restore every corner of your property while ensuring that everything is handled within a quick timeframe. From apartment mitigation to basement renovation, and from fire damage restoration to cleaning up your property; we do it all!

Effectively Avoid a Fire Hazard

There is a very long list of causes that may spark a fire within your residential or commercial property. But here’s a list of how to avoid these:

  • First and foremost, ensure that all the electrical wiring and system is in check and properly handled to avoid any short-circuiting or sparking.
  • Next, make sure that all gas connections, outlets, and stoves are properly shut at the end of every usage, be it at home or at your restaurant.
  • Keep a safe distance between the cooking fire and inflammable materials such fabrics, wood, paper, etc.
  • Remind everyone at home or at your business place to cap any and all unsupervised flames when not in use.
  • Do not let anyone smoke near inflammable materials, and if it is absolutely unavoidable, designate a safe area of smoking.
  • Switch off any and all unused electrical plugs and outlets so as to avoid any power surges or sparking.
  • Do not keep matches, lighters, flints, fuel, etc. within reach of children. Always lock it up within a safe box.
  • Always check the electrical requirements of any appliance, machinery, equipment, etc. before plugging it in. Use necessary safety precautions.
  • Do not let water, electricity and fire mix up anywhere within your residential property or commercial setting.
  • When indulging in cooking, make sure that you use cork or wooden mats so as to avoid placing hot pans or pots directly onto fabric.
  • Keep fully-functional fire extinguishers at all safety points assigned within your property.
  • Train everyone at your home/workplace on fire safety, guidelines, and instructions including fire escape, notifying authorities, etc.

Hire Pros for Fire Damage Remediation

It is a most unfortunate event when a family or a business has to face loss as a result of a fire incident. We, at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield, understand that every matter has to be dealt with carefully and professionally. Once the firefighting authority has given you a green signal that all is safe, you may contact our fire damage restoration services. We swoop in, assess the property damage, and help you in getting your home or business back on track. Since fire leaves behind a lot of soot and residue, we ensure that all that is cleaned up effectively. Also, any amount of firefighting will considerably put your property underwater damage. Worry not, as our water cleanup and restoration services will make sure that once we’re done with your home/workplace, it is new and improved "Like it never even happened."

For more information on our fire damage restoration service, get in touch with us at the 24/7 emergency helpline at (508) 824-0200.

Foxboro restaurant calls for an emergency commercial cleaning.

11/21/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is here to help when you need us the most! We specialize in emergency services to get your business back up and running.

Sometimes the property damage isn’t your fault!

Most of the time property damage is caused when someone's  plumbing pipes break or appliances malfunction within your own space. However, this isn't always the case as one Foxboro restaurant owner found out the hard way. Over the weekend, he was called to come down to his restaurant immediately because the fire alarms were going off in his unit.

At first, he was relieved when he got the news that there was no fire damage at his restaurant! As a matter of fact, his unit seemed perfectly fine, or so he thought. Once the fire department inspected all the units they confirmed no fire had occurred.

Instead, they noted that workers next door were jackhammering the concrete floors to install new plumbing and had caused concrete dust to fill the air in the units setting off all the alarms in the complex.

Unfortunately, the inspector had to deliver the bad news to the restaurant owner that his unit too was completely affected by the concrete dust. He told the owner that his unit would need to be cleaned and sanitized before opening for business again. At first, they didn't think much of it, they had cleaned the restaurant many times before, but the inspector told them that they should call a professional company to do the cleaning due to the cause. They explained that the fine concrete dust was everywhere and covered everything in the restaurant right down to the light fixtures and salt and pepper shakers on every table. They didn't know how they were going to get everything cleaned so they could open for business then someone on scene recommended they called SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield.

Within an hour we responded and began the process of cleaning every square inch of the restaurant. We were able to give them peace of mind knowing that their restaurant was cleaned and sanitized, so they could get back to doing what they do best, cooking for the neighborhood!

A few days later, I was in the area and stopped by to see how everything was during lunchtime. I was happy to see a full restaurant serving amazing food and thought to myself today is a perfect fall day for some soup. As I sat enjoying a delicious bowl of homemade beef stew and watching the staff and customers converse I realized that this is the reason why we do what we do! Bad things happen to good people sometimes and I am proud to say we have their back when it does!

5 Ways to Build a Better Business Image Through Cleaning

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers experienced, expert cleanup and restoration technicians who will handle all commercial cleaning services for your

Can A Taunton Business Build A Better Business Image Simply Through Cleanliness?

Every business wants to see their premises neat and clean. Cleanliness is necessary to maintain the aesthetic appeal of the space. The business owners always want to win over their clientele with their impeccable attention to detail. However, this does not happen without due efforts. There are a number of tasks related to cleaning that is undertaken to make your commercial property look better. This includes air ducts and HVAC cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, ceiling and floor cleaning, kitchen cleaning, and most importantly, mold remediation. If you are looking to get these services via a professional company, then you can get in touch with us, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. Our skilled cleanup crew and restoration technicians will leave your property spick and span!

Air Ducts and HVAC Cleaning

All commercial properties have a ventilation system which may be prone to contamination by dust, dirt, etc. if left unchecked. Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning unit (HVAC) may be responsible for the circulation of dust, pollen, odors, dirt and debris and other contaminants if these remain uncleaned for a long period of time. Hence, duct cleaning becomes necessary. But before you slide in a new cleaning budget to your business, first call a representative from our company to get an inspection for better guidance. Call us for air ducts and HVAC cleaning as we routinely undertake such a cleaning task in the most professional way. Monitoring your ducts in time will save you money and provide you with clean air to breathe.

Carpets and Upholstery Cleaning

Carpet and upholstery add a statement of style to your commercial property and its cleaning is a must. Carpets trap dirt, dust, pet hair and soil since they act as a filter to keep your spaces from getting overly untidy. Some of the preventive maintenance actions for carpet cleaning are regular vacuuming, spot removal, moving furniture to change traffic patterns, use of walk-off mats to restrict the amount of soil on a carpet and pilating the carpet to prevent matting among other measures. If you’re looking to get effective carpet cleaning, get in touch with us as we have state-of-the-art equipment with years of experience on our side. The services we offer include bonnet, showcase premier, dry cleaning, hot water extraction, deluxe precondition and rinse, to deliver the best results with a high rate of satisfaction.

Maintenance of Ceiling, Floor, and Wall

Ceiling, wall and floor cleaning is an integral part of the cleaning procedure for business properties. Walls and ceilings are susceptible to dirt, dust, pet dander, cooking oils and grease, cigarette smoke and other contaminants which taint the original element of beautification. If you are thinking of getting a paint job done in your office, then keep in mind to fix all and any holes and cracks in the ceilings, walls, and floors. In doing so, you will end up with a smoother surface when painted anew. Floors like hardwood and tiles also need to be cleaned and may require additional attention as the soil that accumulates on it in time may be harder to get rid of. We have an approved cleaning method for such surfaces which enables our professionals to restore the beauty of your property to its former glory.

Deep Kitchen Cleaning

The kitchen is an important and the most used part of any commercial premises. Due to frequent use, dirt and dust may pose a problem over time. Proper deep cleaning of kitchens becomes imperative after a certain period as dust can accumulate on fixtures, cabinets, and appliances present in the kitchen. This may harm the food and may even lead to health concerns. Get it effectively deep cleaned after a few months to keep the environment and occupants healthy.  

Effective Mold Remediation

Mold is a nasty problem for any property. It affects the appearance of its black icky growth. Targeted restoration and effective cleaning procedures should be followed to deal with mold damage removal. Hire our competent mold remediation services and our experience and skilled restoration technicians will take care of the rest.

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield offers highly trained cleanup and restoration technicians for commercial cleaning. For details, Call (508) 824-0200.


Essential Tips for Sewage Cleanup for Businesses

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Want an effective and quick sewage cleanup? Pick your phone and call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200.

When the residents of the City of Taunton need sewage cleanup they rely on SERVPRO to get the job done right.

Sewage issues are often neglected because of the icky factor but if left unchecked, these can become very problematic for the entire property. Any issue in this regard needs to be handled instantly in order to avoid foul odor and infectious effluent. The contaminated water from leakage in your property is usually divided into three types by professional cleaning companies; clean water, gray water and black water. Sewage cleanup generally refers to the removal of black water as it contains untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes from flooding of rivers or sewer backup. Yes, we admit that it is a dirty job but it is a necessary evil nonetheless. For commercial properties, it becomes an even more serious issue because if it is not handled instantly, it can greatly affect your business, reputation and brand image. If you require sewage cleanup, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. We will deliver you with effective solutions, cleanup and restoration included.

Initial Cleaning Steps to Take

Here are a few things that you can instantly and initially do at your commercial property to mitigate any sewage issue:

  • Shovel solids in a heavy plastic bag and disposing of it in the trash.
  • Use rags or paper towel to clean up liquid and throw them in a plastic bag to dispose of.
  • Use wet/dry vacuum to clean up remaining water.
  • Tape a path of plastic sheet to the floor to avoid soiling other areas on the property.
  • Place all damaged and undamaged items outside to dry out in the open.
  • Swab the area with an effective industry standard bleach solution.

How Professionals Handle It

You have done all that could have been done, and now it’s time for our professionals to handle the job till it’s done. Remember, these cleanup issues may sound a bit off-putting but it is crucial for any business to remediate them as soon as possible. When making the choice for a cleanup crew, keep in mind that you need professionals who can ensure productive results. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a leading name that you can trust for sewage cleanup. We will pump out and remove the muck. In addition, we will deodorize through the use of our advanced cleaning equipment and best practices. This equipment includes fans, air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, etc. to provide your business with the best cleanup services.

Which Professionals to Consult

In sewage cleanup, there may be different types of issues which might require the skill set of a particular professional. The following is a list of crew members with their respective expertise:

  • Septic Specialist:

If you are facing a problem related to backup septic tank, then you may have to consult a septic specialist. If you have called our company, you can get this specialist or a plumber that offers emergency drain cleaning services.

  • Sewer Worker:

If you have an issue related to city sewer system, then you should call the concerned sewage department to ensure whether the clog is due to a city sewer problem or not. If it is, then you will have to get in contact with the concerned department to handle it properly.

  • Drain Cleaners:

If the problem is rooted in the connection between your property and the city line, due to clogging or otherwise, then you will have to hire a drain cleaner or a plumber to fix the issue.


Restoring Your Mansfield Commercial Property After A Water Damage

7/9/2016 (Permalink)

Mansfield Commercial Water Damage Presents Unique Challenges.

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

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges

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

About SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield

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

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