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Emergency Services Water Damage Repair When You Need It in Taunton

5/28/2021 (Permalink)

a broken pipe with water leaking from it An undetected pipe leak can be causing damage behind your walls. Once found, you’ll need SERVPRO’s help to remediate your space. Call right away!

Taunton residents require prompt assistance with water damage repair can count on SERVPRO!

Broken pipes can happen when you least expect them, and you must act quickly in this situation. But what if you have a slow leak that has been brewing undetected? You could start to notice ceiling leaks and staining that will call for specialized help to get you the water clean up and repair you need. SERVPRO understands best practices for locating the source of the moisture and then handling all of the steps for water damage restoration.

Water damage repair in Taunton could be a little or a lot depending on the event. SERVPRO arrives and follows our proven processes and methods to ensure your project goes off without a hitch.

You can trust that our skilled IICRC-certified water damage remediation team will:

  • Meticulously scope the zone where the loss took place, along with the surrounding area
  • Take note of all water damage to contents and building materials – setting up containment for protection
  • Either perform pack-out/move-out services or develop a staging area to clean or store specific contents
  • Set a plan in motion for water extraction, including specialized measures for wall cavities and flooring
  • Handle all water damage mitigation and restoration, as needed, using controlled demolition – General Contractor License #: CS-108357

Water removal services and water damage repair are two areas where we shine at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield. Get the project handled right the first time by calling us at (508) 824-0200 when the need arises.

SERVPRO Can Help with Water Damage Restoration in East Taunton

4/29/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO is Here to Assist Taunton Homeowners

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

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

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

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

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

What Is the Best Approach to Remove Water from Carpets after a Water Leak?

1/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Water Cleanup and Removal from Carpets in Taunton

Carpets and the underpad beneath your carpet tend to soak up water quickly. These materials also tend to take a long time to dry if left in place. The subfloor can also absorb water quickly, begin to swell and lose structural integrity. Mold can also develop, causing potential health effects for anyone living in the home.

Complete Water Cleanup Quickly to Avoid Further Damage

SERVPRO water cleanup process in Taunton includes inspection of the carpet, the underpad, and the subfloor. We remove the rug and pad if needed. We may use weighted water extractors to remove excess water from either the carpet or the pad. We use high-capacity air movers and dehumidifiers to remove any remaining moisture. In summary, SERVPRO teams:

  • Assess the condition of water contacted surfaces
  • Recommend removal if needed of materials
  • “Float” the carpet to dry in place
  • Shampoo and restore to a like new condition

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield for water cleanup services to Taunton residential and commercial buildings and surrounding areas. Call (508) 824-0200.

What Can I Do to Restore My Taunton Home After Water Spreads Throughout It?

8/30/2020 (Permalink)

torn apart ceiling revealing pipes Removing all the water from your home is not an easy job. Contact SERVPRO after a water damage incident for professional remediation services.

Call in SERVPRO to Repair Your Taunton Home After Any Disaster

What Has to Be Repaired or Replaced in My Home?

Water damage repair in Taunton often centers around floors and walls. SERVPRO technicians train to preserve as much of each home to avoid the costlier expenses of property repair or replacement.

How Do Technicians Do All This for My Home?

Our technicians perform key processes that reduce the amount of immediate damage and the chance of future damage: Water removal, moving and drying property, and drying the structure.

  • Water Removal – Technicians quickly set up pumps to draw water out of your home. If your electrical system was compromised, we can bring in a generator or even a truck-mounted pump for continuous operation for any sized residence. 
  • Moving and Drying Property – Team members remove furniture to an unaffected part of the home and set the items on pallets or blocks. This allows water to drain from the items and increase drying through evaporation.
  • Drying the Structure – Technicians install fans to increase circulation and force damp air outside. They use air movers to further increase airflow and direct the warm air across damp floors and walls to quickly dry them without causing further problems. 

What Can Technicians Do About the Odors?

SERVPRO technicians eliminate many types of odors when removing water-soaked property too damaged for repair or restoration, but some can penetrate deeply into structural and personal property. To eliminate them, team members use:

  • Chemical agents that can combine with and break down the odor-causing particles.
  • Injectors that put the agent directly into an odor-producing water stain. These are especially effective for sofas and other upholstered furniture.
  • Foggers that break down the agents into a fog of particles that penetrate as deeply into the home as the odor-causing particles, binding with, and eliminating, them. 

To learn more about what SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield can do for your home, or to schedule a service visit, call today at (508) 824-0200. We are here for you.  

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How do I Get Rid of Odorous Water from My Taunton Home and Contents?

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

Standing water in a basement. SERVPRO has your water damage covered, no matter how the water found its way in.

SERVPRO Restoration Services Perform Expert Water Cleanup for Residents of the Taunton Area.

Why is odorous water in some regions of the home?

Water contains microbes, which over-time can stagnate, leading to unpleasant odors and wetness in your Taunton home. These issues are frequently linked to plumbing or leakage in the house. Outside rainwater entering the home, a faulty appliance, pipe, or water tank can all contribute to unpleasant greywater, causing a problem. SERVPRO technicians are quick to identify the root causes of water intrusion with strong expertise in the treatment of odor and sanitization. Our main goal is to return your home to a preloss condition using a combination of mechanical equipment, drying, and cleaning. While waiting for an inspection, it can be useful to isolate the affected area, unplug faulty appliances, and open windows to allow natural air ventilation. 

Is Greywater intrusion a serious concern?

Professional water cleanup services in Taunton can typically resolve water-related issues in your home provided they can address them early. Without early intervention, greywater can deteriorate, leading to a much more severe problem. This deterioration occurs because microbes present in water proliferate, leading to mold, bacteria, or viruses. Equally, building materials or contents in the direct vicinity of moisture can absorb large quantities and be tough to dry. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) establish proper drying methods using air-movement, dehumidification, and extraction to dry out the property thoroughly. Using these methods, we can be confident of mitigating further harm to your home before performing the necessary restoration to return it to its preloss condition. 

What are the symptoms of untreated water damage?

- Mold buildup in drywall, insulation and other surfaces around the vicinity

- Unpleasant stagnant odors 

- Warping of the surrounding building materials or contents

Early intervention can go a long way to reducing the overall expense of your claim. Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at  (508) 824-0200.

How Can a Remediation Service Mitigate My Water Damage?

7/22/2020 (Permalink)

injecti-dry system drying void in wall SERVPRO Offers Advanced Equipment to Mitigate Water Damage in Mansfield Area Properties

Mansfield Area Remediation Services Use Various Tools and Methods to Limit the Severity of Your Water Damage.

When your Mansfield home is impacted by a water leak, your first thoughts likely concern how damage can be mitigated and your residence restored to its preloss condition.  With that said, destructive leaks can develop for many reasons and exist in different locations around your home.  Some of their most common causes are pipe drips and ruptures, storm damage that puts holes in your roof, clogged gutters that allow the collected water to penetrate structural elements, malfunctioning household appliances like washing machines and dishwashers, and rusted out or defective water storage containers.  Whatever their cause, water leaks need to be found and adequately dealt with swiftly.

How Does a Service Like SERVPRO Discover and Locate Hidden Water Leaks?

The ideal way a Mansfield water damage mitigation service such as SERVPRO can limit a leak’s impact is by finding it early when it first starts.  This is exceedingly difficult, or near impossible, for those without the right experience and high-tech equipment to do.  Fortunately, SERVPRO technicians possess both of these things.  As a result, they can often find sources of water issues early by using their extensive training and industry experience, as well as the following tools:

  • Infrared cameras to look through ceilings, walls, and baseboards to locate sources of leaks
  • Moisture sensors that identify excess moisture in affected items and areas
  • Meters to measure actual moisture levels in impacted materials and objects

Our workers can locate water leaks with this detection gear near the time they start if you have your home periodically inspected.  In this way, we can often help you avoid the more serious damage that generally accompanies older, ongoing water-related problems.  Even if you suspect a leak and we find it later, we can still usually prevent it from developing into a more severe issue. 

How Does SERVPRO Dry My Home So That It is Not Further Harmed by Standing Water and Airborne Moisture?

In cases of apparent or catastrophic water events, the first course of action to mitigate damage is to remove standing water and reduce water vapor levels as quickly as possible.  We do this with a vast array of state-of-the-art equipment, like:

  • Strong extractors, pumps, and wet vacs that extract standing water from your home swiftly.
  • Advanced air blowers, high-velocity fans, and different kinds of dehumidifiers that dry interior air, household surfaces, furnishings, and other contents
  • Ingenious air blower-dehumidifier-injectidry networks to dry moist areas in difficult-to-reach places behind walls and ceilings

Often, these tools and measures help prevent harmful bacterial and fungal growths, as well as the development of persistent unpleasant odors.  This all substantially reduces your home’s long-term risk of experiencing destructive dry rot and other damaging microbial issues.  Moreover, they help ensure that unwanted smells related to your water problem are permanently eliminated.  

What Does SERVPRO Do to Disinfect Your Home and Neutralize Present Odors?

Our trained experts also do other things, besides merely preventative measures, to disinfect and deodorize your residence.  These measures further ensure that harmful microbes are killed, the structural integrity of your home is preserved, and foul water damage-related odors are effectively mitigated over the long-term.  Such efforts include, among other things:

  • Spraying EPA-approved disinfectants, antifungals, and deodorants directly on impacted structural elements and household contents
  • Injecting antimicrobials and deodorants into affected upholstered items and materials using injection devices
  • Eliminating microorganisms and foul smells from difficult-to-access spaces with liquid agent-atomizing ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers
  • Thermal fogging with deodorants, disinfectants, and fungicides

Once completed, these actions generally protect your home from further leak-related damage and unwanted smells in the future.

Considering all this, you can see how a service like SERVPRO can effectively help you mitigate your water damage.  Such services are essential for homeowners eager to minimize their recovery times and save irreplaceable or exceedingly valuable property.  If a water damage restoration company is not skilled in successfully mitigating issues, you could face substantially higher long-term repair costs and potentially lose valuable property.  With all that said, however, we are skilled in helping homeowners limit potential harm done to their homes and possessions by water.

We do this via the early detection of water-related problems, which allows our workers to resolve them before they produce bigger issues.  If standing water or excess humidity are present, we mitigate possible damage by quickly extracting the water and drying the air.     

Although it is often difficult to prevent water leaks and other such issues, there are several ways they can be mitigated once they develop.  So, if you ever need this type of help, call SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for assistance.

What Can I Expect from Professional Water Damage Repair in Taunton?

6/19/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Crews Repair Your Water Loss-Devastated Taunton Home to Pre-Loss Condition Supported by Best-Practices Training and Experience, and Cutting-Edge Equipment

Water emergencies in your Taunton home can have many causes. Plumbing leaks, appliances break, and structures lose integrity and water tightness because of storms or deferred maintenance. Regardless of how the water loss starts, it is urgent to respond quickly because of the corrosive effects of water on structural components and the risk of exposure to secondary damage. Our technicians can help, but what does that look like? How disrupted will your life become?

My Wet House Is a Mess! What Steps Do Restorers Take Initially to Calm the Chaos?

Your need for water damage repair in Taunton is immediate after the event resulting in the harm occurs. A supply line break or appliance malfunction can pour or pump hundreds to thousands of gallons of water into your house in a short time. Walking downstairs in the morning or through the door after work can find you at least ankle-deep in water if the loss happened overnight or when you were away from home. When we arrive, our first focus is on shutting down the water main if not done already. Then we concentrate on a safety review of the scene to ensure neither occupants nor restorers are in danger of encountering any of the following during cleanup and repair:

    •    Slip, trip, and fall hazards
    •    Electrical shock
    •    Other utility line breaks
    •    Contaminated fluids
    •    Dispersed or broken asbestos or lead-bearing building materials
    •    Collapse of structures because of water trapped in building cavities

How Do Professionals Handle the Bulk of Water Removal?

Once the project manager identifies and creates management strategies for safety concerns, SERVPRO technicians begin emergency services, including aggressive water extraction. If overhead water exists, we make sure to secure the surface and then punch “weep holes” to release the fluid carefully, keeping technicians and occupants away until the majority of the water drains to avoid injury. Crews position submersible pumps for water deeper than two inches. Any visible standing water remaining after pumping, we suction out using truck-mounted extractors. The pumps and truck-mounted equipment are powered by gas or generators, permitting us to move on this task even if live electricity is temporarily unavailable.

What About Removing Water in Confined Spaces?

Water can migrate anywhere inside your home, including hard to access spaces. We consider different plans of action to respond because to avoid severe consequences, no water can be left behind:

    •    Portable extractors with extensions to lengthen their reach, worn like backpacks by technicians who walk and direct them into closed-in areas
    •    Injectidry or similar systems that use negative air pressure to pull migrated water from several layers of flooring or behind baseboards using adhesive mats or hoses threaded through holes
    •    Planned, controlled demolition to open up a surface trapping water, such as flood cuts sawed several inches above the water line or holes drilled into mortar joints in cinder block construction

Why Does Drying Follow Extraction?

If you search for hints on how to handle wet building materials, advice to open windows and use fans is common as a first step. Experts wait to focus on these and other professional drying techniques until all liquid water evacuates because research proved that adding pre-drying extraction is far more effective than drying alone. We also calculate how to position air movers most advantageously, manipulate temperature, and choose the type and number of dehumidifiers to achieve the most successful drying outcome. Moisture levels measured and monitored during the drying phase guide our practice, making sure that the drying is complete, but that we do not overshoot the mark and overdry materials that could crack, warp, or otherwise break down.

Although I Am Glad, the Water and Moisture Are Gone, Whom Will Help Put My House Back Together?

Our pledge to our customers is firm. We strive to bring you back full-circle to preloss condition. We invest in an in-house rebuilding and construction division within our firm, ready to:

    •    Consult and assist with the mechanics of above-head water release, including providing structural support if needed
    •    Plan and help implement the specifics of controlled demolition, such as making the cuts and holes
    •    Assess the repair and rebuilding needs for structures damaged by the water incursion or the efforts made to extract water and dry out moisture.

The full spectrum of services offered by the team at SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield can resolve residential water damage completely, “Like it never even happened.” Do not waste a second -- call us at (508) 824-0200 to get the process started.

Where Can I Find Taunton Water Removal Services?

5/27/2020 (Permalink)

woman standing by leaking dishwasher calling repairman Yes, appliance failures happen. SERVPRO is always ready to restore your home. Call us today!

SERVPRO of Taunton Can Help You with Your Water Removal Needs 

Many Taunton homes may end up requiring water removal services at some point in their lives. There is no doubt that modern appliances are incredibly convenient. They are easy to use and take one more task off of your hands. However, they can sometimes run into problems.  

Imagine a situation where your dishwasher leaks and leaves your home in need of local Taunton water removal services. Many thoughts may rush to your head, but it is essential to remain as calm as possible when you find water-based damage.  

What Should I Do First?  

Finding a puddle of standing water is never something with which a homeowner wants to deal. However, if it does happen, it is essential to know what to do at that moment. Consider:  

  • Calling a professional restoration company, like SERVPRO
  • Turn off the water source of your home
  • Place any pets in kennels so that workers can move freely  

From the first moment you call, SERVPRO can begin to assemble a team of talented water damage restoration technicians (WRT) to help you.  

How Can SERVPRO Remove the Water in My Home?  

Using advanced technology, our technicians can begin to remediate your home and remove the damage as quickly as possible. For water removal jobs, our techs typically use:  

  • Extractors
  • Wet/dry vacuums
  • Flood drying mats 
  • Dehumidifiers and axial fans  

Using this equipment in conjunction allows our SERVPRO technicians to remove and then remediate the water damage inside of your home. Furthermore, we can also use devices such as moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras to search for hidden pockets of water. Here at SERVPRO, we're water damage experts, and we know where to look and what to do.  

If you suspect your home may need water removal services, get help now! Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield by dialing (508) 824-0200. We're open 24/7 to help you! 

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What Do I Do When a Pipe Bursts in My Taunton Home?

4/7/2020 (Permalink)

burst pipe When water damage happens, contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 no matter how big or small the problem.

SERVPRO Can Provide Your Taunton Home With Water Removal Services

The end of winter can be a dangerous time for the pipes in your Taunton home. The constant flux between freezing and warm weather can cause your pipes to burst and leave your home in need of water removal services. 

How can SERVPRO technicians swiftly remove the water inside your Taunton home? 

  • Action: SERVPRO can immediately put together a team of highly trained water damage remediation technicians (WRT) and then send them to your home as quickly as possible. 
  • Equipment: Our WRT can bring advanced technology to your home, which is specifically designed to mitigate water damage. 
  • Removal: Using devices such as wet/dry vacuums and extractors, SERVPRO can swiftly remove the flooded water from your home. 
  • Sanitization: To ensure mold growth does not occur, our WRT can use antifungal agents to sanitize the area.  

If you find your home in need of water removal services, never wait to get help. Speak with SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield by dialing (508) 824-0200. We're here for you now. 

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SERVPRO, Restoration of Water Damaged Ceilings, and Happy Taunton Property Owners

10/1/2019 (Permalink)

Stacked air movers outside in staging area SERVPRO Provides Plenty of Advanced Drying Equipment for Water Damage Restoration in Taunton

Water Removal in Taunton  Ceilings

First, there is a small yellow stain, then a big brown stain, then a water blister -- but how did water get on the ceiling? The water removal process identifies the cause of water damage to the surface, and then uses a variety of tools and techniques to get that water out.

What Causes Water To Leak On Ceilings? Water can leak on the ceiling for a variety of reasons. Older homes in Taunton suffer water damage when copper or cast iron plumbing has grown tired, fissures occur in welded or soldered joints, and water drips in the attic. Gravity takes over, and the water trickles down and slowly soaks into the ceiling panels, or worse into the plaster and lathe surface.

SERVPRO has The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) technicians available to inspect the affected area, mitigate the damage by stopping the leak, and then remove any water and moisture in the materials. In the event that a ceiling has bowed, we can use a screwdriver or a small tool to poke holes in the ceiling panels carefully. These weep holes can then drain water and relieve the pressure along with the safety hazard of falling debris.

We strive to preserve and not replace building elements whenever possible. This reduces costs to our customers and disruption time to the family routines. We can perform a controlled demolition if the material is non-salvageable. By removing and discarding the ruined ceiling element, we also exposed the opened attic area for drying out using directed, warm airflow from air movers. Our moisture meters indicate to us when content drying to the standard of about 12% has been reached. We can document this to ensure our customer that the water damaged ceiling is now ready to be buttoned up with new sheetrock.

We also can spray an antimicrobial product to help prevent any dormant mold spores from germinating and causing secondary damages due to the water loss.

Act quickly when you see signs of water on your ceilings. Contact SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for fast and effective water removal services.

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Our Professionals Are Ready To Remove Water Damage In Taunton

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

Our drying equipment working in a bathroom after a water pipe burst Our SERVPRO team arrived quickly to extract the water and dry out the small room with our advanced equipment.

SERVPRO Extraction Tools Used in Taunton Homes

There is no “one size fits all” solution for water loss in your Taunton residence. These disasters can spread quickly, leaving standing water and other threats for homeowners and the secured restoration technicians to manage when we arrive. While you have likely shut off valves and stopped water flow to whatever fixture or appliance allowed for the water loss, overcoming the effects in your home might not be as straightforward as you might like it to be.

Because of the hazardous conditions that can result from excessive water loss, our professionals prioritize water removal in Taunton homes. Between our estimator and project manager, we can work to provide your home with a thorough inspection, including moisture content detection. While much of the internal flooding in your property can get seen easily, there might be standing water in wall cavities and other inaccessible areas that you did not know was there. Our SERVPRO professionals have many tools available to the arriving team to make short work of standing water in your residence.

Submersible Pumps

Sump pumps offer versatility for our SERVPRO team as they can get deployed in areas where accessibility is a concern. We do not always have the room for larger extraction units, yet the portable sump pump can offer continual extraction until the area is ready for rapid drying solutions to follow.

Trash Pumps

These are gas-powered options that are much larger and less mobile than the submersible electric pumps we use. These offer more powerful suction, moving higher volumes of water. These tools are ideal for areas without power.

Weighted Extractors

These remote-controlled units can roll over water damaged carpeted areas and force moisture and water to the surface. The onboard vacuum can suck out the uncovered saturation and discharge it. These extraction tools can preserve installed carpeting when utilized early enough after the water loss incident.

Our professionals work to manage water losses from the time that we first arrive. Our objective is to save as much of your time and money as possible, and that begins with the use of the right tools for efficient extraction and recovery solutions. Give our SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield team a call anytime at (508) 824-0200.

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We Discuss How To Properly Clean Your East Taunton Apartment After A Water Damage Disaster

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

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How To Cleanup The Water Damage In Your East Taunton Apartment

Sometimes accidents happen and those accidents can lead to you finding water damage inside of your East Taunton apartment. In the case of your home, your window air conditioner leaked water during the middle of the night and left a puddle on your hardwood floors. When water damage is left alone, it can cause many problems for your home. So, it is best to be proactive when it comes to remediating the damage.

In order to clean up the water damage in your East Taunton apartment, you must keep some critical principals in mind and have a few tools at your disposal. Remember, as water damage sits, it causes further problems, especially with wooden objects or floors. When dealing with the hardwood floors in your apartment, this could mean splitting, bubbling, cracking, and general swelling. These problems occur when the wood absorbs the excess water and then dries again. Furthermore, leaving water damage for long enough can activate mold spores in your home. When mold spores become active, they can form colonies and cause potential health problems.

When it comes to removing the puddle of water near your air conditioner, SERVPRO has a few pieces of advice to give. Make sure that you address as much of the water that you can. Furthermore, consider there could be water where you do not see it, such as underneath the crowning on your wall or the floor itself. When SERVPRO remediates a space, we use special devices to address these potential risks, but these are not readily available for public use. However, there are similar things that you can find in your home that should do the trick for a simple cleanup, such as the one in your apartment.

First, mop up all of the water that you can see to get the floor as dry as possible. After the water has been removed, SERVPRO would usually then make sure that any excess moisture is also removed. If you can get a fan and a space heater, you can put them where the puddle was. Using both together creates an environment that encourages evaporation, which can help ensure the moisture levels return to normal. However, if you sense that the water damage is becoming worse or that mold damage is forming, reach out for professional services immediately.

If you need water damage remediation services, never wait. Communicate with SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield by phoning (508) 824-0200. No matter the time, we're always ready to assist you.

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Three Step Procedure for Restoring Water Damage in your Mansfield Residence

8/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO knows more than the basics to help your water damage in Mansfield

We will always have your back with your Mansfield water damage.

Properties can suffer damages during long-term ownership. Unfortunately, these damages are difficult to predict and can have a significant impact on your everyday life. During these stressful situations, you must reach out to a professional, accountable restoration service to guide you through the process and restore your home. Not only does professional restoration control immediate losses, but it can also help to stem future damages which you may incur from secondary issues such as molds or malodors. 

Our team has built a reputation for restoring residential water damage here in Mansfield. Using professional technicians with training in key areas like applied structural drying and water restoration, we can be confident of returning your home to its pre-incident condition. Our process covers three areas:

  • Containment / Mitigation
  • Cleanup
  • Restoration

Containment is focused on stopping an adverse situation from causing serious expense or losses. In a water loss scenario, containment may include stemming the flow of water as well as removing possessions from the affected area. SERVPRO technicians can scope the property for potential hazards like loose electrical wiring or weakened flooring and negate them by performing small tasks, like shutting off the power or extracting large quantities of water quickly. The containment phase is essentially focused on mitigating the immediate potential for losses on your property.

Cleanup takes place once the immediate loss causing factors are under control. We may bring in specialty drying equipment and take regular measurements using a combination of hygrometers (for humidity,) Moisture Sensors (for cavities,) and Moisture meters (for water content.) Controlling these elements is referred to as psychrometrics and help SERVPRO to establish and maintain the best conditions for drying your property. During this phase, we may deploy deodorizing equipment like ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to tackle malodor.

Restoration procedure is the final piece of the puzzle. In a water damage scenario it is likely that some materials may have to be discarded. Porous items like sections of drywall or carpet pads may be demolished while the cleanup phase takes place. Likewise, paintwork may show discoloration and yellowing after drying. Restoring is when SERVPRO replace any discarded materials, or repaint areas of the home to return it to its pre-incident condition, "Like it never even happened."

Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 for our three-step procedure that returns your home to its preloss condition after property damages.

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Getting Water out of your Home Fast, with Taunton-based Water Removal Services

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO will show Taunton their way with water damage.

We will do all the work for your water damaged home in Taunton, you enjoy the day away.

Unwanted moisture in the home can come from a variety of sources. Aging water tanks in your attic could eventually give way to minor leaks that, over time, begin to cause widespread problems in your wall cavities and ceilings. Equally, exposed plumbing on the exterior of your house may create pressure on the interior, causing pipes to split and burst. 

Whatever the causes of your water incident, we are on-hand to help you with water removal from your Taunton residence. Our SERVPRO company began life in cape cod before expanding coverage into Taunton and Mansfield. In doing so, we brought with us the principle of a local restoration service that causes as little inconvenience as possible to your everyday life. 

Contents can often be considered at a high-risk of staining or permanent damage due to the porous nature of fabrics and structure. At SERVPRO, we can block furniture off from the water flow immediately using tarps or plastic sheeting. In some cases, it may be more efficient to remove furnishings from the affected area; which has the added advantage of unrestricted access to floors and walls.  

Large quantities of water need to be pumped out quickly to avoid the issues of waterlogging. SERVPRO can mobilize industrial gas-powered pumps that can be fully submerged in standing water without sacrificing efficiency. Hoses attached to the pumps, deposit water into a nearby sewer point allowing us to remove limitless amounts of water without requiring emptying or changing of storage tanks. 

When certain materials like wood are exposed to water for an extended period, they can absorb more moisture and expand. This expansion can be problematic in properties with hardwood flooring causing warping, cupping, or buckling of the floor. SERVPRO can use desiccant dehumidifiers to return woods to their natural moisture content, then return to sand and refinish the affected floorboards; returning them to a like-new condition. 

In tackling water issues in your property, relying on a local service could help save time and expense. Contact SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield at (508) 824-0200 today for a quality start to finish restoration service.  

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What Should You Do When You Discover Water Damage in Your Taunton Home?

7/11/2019 (Permalink)

You can take steps to minimize water damage in your home. Turn off the water supply and call SERVPRO!

Handling Water Damage in Taunton Residences 

Any emergency that threatens your Taunton household can be stressful and overwhelming without the right plan of action to restore the damages and get life back to normal. One of the keys to responding to situations like water damage is reacting quickly to the situation to keep conditions from getting worse. There is much that a homeowner can do to either recover the affected portion of the property on their own or to begin necessary preliminary efforts while awaiting the arrival of restoration professionals. 

Discovering the source of water damage in Taunton residences is the first step to overcoming the effects on the property successfully. Without addressing the point of origin, these damages are likely to continue unabated, which can allow a broader area of your home to suffer over time. Even without a strong background in pipefitting and plumbing, many homeowners can shut off the supply of water and replace a portion of a damaged pipe or a leaking elbow with single-bolt compression fittings. 

As soon as these disasters get discovered on the property, owners should get encouraged to contact professional restoration services like our SERVPRO technicians provide if damaged areas exceed ten square feet. Even with experienced technicians certified through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in water restoration and structural drying, there are ways that you can aid the process going more smoothly and quickly before the work begins. As a homeowner, you can:

 -    Cut the supply of water to the damaged portion of plumbing, the faulty appliance, or specific source

-    Remove contents and personal belongings from the affected area of your home to prevent unnecessary and preventable damages

-    Keep your family and pets clear of the damaged area so that our SERVPRO professionals can get right to work on vital mitigation efforts 

You might find that some smaller-scale water loss incidents feature damages and repairs that you can address on your own with the right determination and education. When the situation exceeds your expertise or comfort level, you can always rely on our SERVPRO of Taunton / Mansfield professionals. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. Call us today at (508) 824-0200. 

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Never Pour Grease Down Your Sink

10/24/2018 (Permalink)

Never pour grease down your sink

You’ve probably heard this before, but you should definitely avoid pouring grease down your kitchen sink. It doesn’t matter if you flush it with hot or cold water. It can still congeal and cling to your pipes, and could still cause some serious damage and blockage.

Some people use detergent to break up grease before pouring it down the drain…and that may help sometimes. But there’s no guarantee that it’ll keep the grease from sticking to your pipes, so why take the risk?

The safest thing to do is just to pour your grease in an empty can, and either let it sit or put it in the refrigerator. Once it hardens you can toss it in the trash and get rid of it. Done and done.

Pipe leaks from clogged pipes can cause water damage to your home as well as mold damage if the water damage is not soon addressed.

Source: www.farmers.com

2 Outside Projects to do in Order to Avoid Water Damage

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

2 Outside Projects to do in Order to Avoid Water Damage

1.Be careful where you plant

Some plants and trees, like weeping willows, have pretty invasive roots. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow right into your sprinkler system, drainage field, pipes, and septic tanks. Plan before you plant to keep roots away from any water lines.

2. Clean out roof gutters

You know it’s on your to-do list anyway, so if you can, take a safe climb up to your roof next Sunday and check out your gutters. If you’re seeing lots of leaves, birds’ nests, sticks, and whatnot up there, your gutters may not be doing the job you hired them for. And on a rainy day, a clogged gutter can send water spilling into your home’s foundation, through the roof, or down to your basement. That could cause some serious water damage! So next time you’re doing some seasonal cleaning, make sure those gutters are clean. And if your gutters are too high, be safe and get a professional to check them.

If your pipes clog, use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

10/3/2018 (Permalink)

If your pipes clog, use a drain snake instead of unclogging chemicals

No matter how crazy clean you are, from your shower to your kitchen sink, clogs are going to happen. And chances are at some point in your life you’ve used one of those powerful chemical drain cleaners to get things moving again. But as convenient as they may be, most folks don’t realize those caustic chemicals are also eating away at their pipes. If you rely on them a lot, you could be setting yourself up for leaks. That’s why owning a drain snake is a good solution to clear away clogs. They’re pretty inexpensive, you can get them at your local hardware store, and they can cut through most any clog you’ll have without damaging pipes.

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Causes of Refrigerator Leaks

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

Causes of Refrigerator Leaks

Maybe your water alarm alerted you, maybe you see a puddle or some dripping, or maybe you see some signs of water damage (corrosion, water stains, etc.). Once you’ve discovered a leak, consider the possible causes.

Blocked defroster. A blocked defroster can stop defrost-cycle water from draining properly. Try clearing out the small drain by pouring hot water into it. Remove any debris with a pipe cleaner.

Drain pan. Sometimes the drain pan itself can leak. Check for cracks.

Filter. Refrigerators with filters can leak if the filter is the wrong size or not installed properly.

Water line. This is potentially the most problematic. Refrigerators with ice makers or water dispensers have water lines running between the main water supply and the back of the fridge. Feel to see if the water line is wet or dripping. Cracked hoses and loose connections are often the culprit.

Refrigerator leaks can damage the flooring and cabinets in your kitchen.  If you experience a refrigerator leak, please contact us right away to treat and help to prevent any further damage.

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What Secondary Damage can occur after water damage in your home or commercial building?

8/21/2018 (Permalink)

What Secondary Damage can occur after water damage in your home or commercial building? 

After water leaks or flood damage, if not properly dried and treated, a home or business can develop mold from the moisture left on: wood, tile, carpeting, windows, concrete, and/or other materials/items that were affected.  SERVPRO of Taunton and Mansfield strives to prevent secondary damage every time we remediate water damage. Building material and flooring are dried and treated to prevent mold and other allergens/contaminates using specialized equipment and cleaning products.

If water damage is not properly treated, the perfect environment is created for mold spores to grow in your home and to contaminate the air that is breathed.

Should you ever suffer water damage due to: a water heater leak, sink overflow, fire, refrigerator leak, excessive rain, storm damage, leaky roof, flood damage, or any other reason water has invaded your home or business, please know that SERVPRO of Taunton and Mansfield is here to help.  Faster to Any Disaster

Carpet Cleaning’s Benefits for Your Home After a Water Damage

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield Carpet Cleaning

Most homeowners assume that vacuuming will suffice to clean their carpets, meaning a professional cleaning is rarely on the list of regular chores. Unfortunately, vacuuming doesn’t clean as well as many assume it does.

Not only do carpet companies typically require regular cleaning to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty, but there are several other reasons why carpet cleaning is a wise choice. By enhancing air quality, exterminating bugs and mites and extending the life of the carpet, professional cleaning is a smart choice for any homeowner looking to have clean and well-maintained floors. And if your home or business has suffered a water damage or a septic backup it is critical for the carpets to be cleaned even if its an area not directly affected by the damage itself. Learn more about how water damage can affect your carpets.

Still not convinced? Here are some ways that carpet cleaning can be beneficial:

Improve indoor air. All carpet holds on to dirt, but more dangerous pollutants and bacteria also lurk within the fibers. Contaminants from the outside air are let in every time doors and windows are opened. Since vacuuming only handles surface-level debris, the other pollutants stick around to degrade indoor air quality until they’re professionally removed.

Have easier floor maintenance. While vacuuming serves as a surface-level solution to a deeper carpet problem, the two can coexist well! Vacuuming regularly cleaned carpets will actually be easier because the heavy-duty dirt and debris have already been eradicated.

Remove mites and bugs. Just as with other soft surfaces in the home, mites and bugs can quickly take up residence within plush carpet fibers. A thorough cleaning will make the carpet an inhospitable living environment for the critters and maintaining a regular schedule will prevent them from coming back.

Extend your carpet’s life. Many homeowners replace carpet that looks “tired,” but sometimes that look just comes from being too dirty for too long. Dirt serves as sandpaper to the delicate carpet fibers, becoming more deeply embedded and shortening the lifespan every time dirty carpet is walked on.

Remove bacteria and odor left behind after a water damage.

Even if the water damaged didn’t happen in the room where the carpeting is doesn’t mean it wasn’t affected. The foot traffic of everyone who enters the property from the homeowners, adjuster and even the crew assisting with the cleanup are inviable tracking potential bacteria from the affected portion of the property to the unaffected part. Carpet cleaning after using sanitizing and disinfecting treatments can help reduce the bacteria and restore the life of your carpet. 

If you’re still unsure about carpet cleaning, our SERVPRO team of professionals is happy to help you learn why carpet cleaning can be a good choice for your home!

Here to Help!

10/25/2017 (Permalink)

Learning what to do if you have a water or fire damage in Taunton, MA helps you recover quicker.

Other Things to Consider

Water and fire damage can happen in Taunton, MA in a blink of an eye. Sometimes the situations are minor and cause minimal disruption to your life. Other times the situation can be much more serious. So serious that your gas, water or power needs to be shut off. Which may signify that things may have to be addressed immediately. Ensuring that the whole family knows how to find and power down each utility shutoff can be a key part of dealing with these potential hazards in these types of situations.

Where To Find It: The main water shutoff valve will likely be near the water line at the point where it enters your house. Look in the basement and in your utility room; in some areas, the valve may be located on an outside wall near the utility area of your home.

How To Shut It Off: Turn the valve clockwise. Then, turn on your faucets to test whether you’ve turned off the correct valve. 

Take a tour of your home today with the tips below as your guide. (Keep in mind, though, that if you are experiencing a fire or water damage you or your family should only take these steps if it is safe to do so.) Special Considerations: Contact a plumber or your utility provider if you have trouble locating the shutoff valve. Label it with a tag when you do identify it. We can provide a shut off tag for you by contacting us by phone or email. 

Who do you need on speed dial if anything happens? Of course, if you need First Responders dial 911. Next is your landlord if you rent. If you own the property and need service as soon as possible hopefully you have the local restoration company already in your contacts. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield has a free and easy application (ERP) that links you directly with our office in these times.  The quicker you stop the damage the better. With water damages mold growth can start as soon as 48 hrs. With soot or fire damage the secondary damage happens immediately with what is referred to as transferring. It happens when things with soot on them are touched and then you touch something else. Footprints are the most prevalent and can cause the most damage to areas not ordinarily effected.  Here are some great tips to help you through the process.

If you would like to learn more about planning ahead, we can set you up with a FREE Emergency Ready Profile (ERP). Just give us a call at 508-824-0200.

5 Places in Your House Where Water Causes Damage

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

Get SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield for effective and lasting results for water removal in Taunton, MA and Mansfield, MA. We handle houses of all sizes a

5 Places in Homes Prone to Water Damage

Water is a necessity of life but the damage caused by water is a serious concern. It can’t be ignored as it can deteriorate your property. The aesthetic appeal of the residential space is ruined if water leakage occurs or if it suffers flooding. Since homeowners are proud of their homes, any kind of water damage will affect it aesthetically and even structurally. Water damage can shatter the elegance and outlook of the property. If you are looking for water removal service in Taunton, then SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is here to help you. Our specialized machinery and equipment, and well-trained crew are used to handling water damage situations professionally. Here’s a list of places in your house that might get damaged by water leakages and flooding:

Another Break in the Wall

Walls and pillars are most prone to damage caused by water. Due to this damage, leakages, cracks or holes may appear in them. If unchecked, water can easily flow inside these. As a result, the strength of walls or pillars may get compromised. Aesthetically speaking, no homeowner wants to see such ugliness on their walls.

Similar to walls, any damage caused on the floors by water, be it small or large, is likely to compromise the structure of the entire house. If your house is carpeted wall-to-wall, water will affect it greatly. However, in case of another flooring, it may seep in further and may damage the beams and foundations upon which the house stands.

Pipe It Right, Or Wrong

Water accumulation or leakage results in corrosion. Pipes in kitchens, bathrooms and even in the basement can get affected if water damage is unchecked for a longer period of time. Water connections and taps should be checked regularly to avoid unfavorable circumstances.

Damaged by Mold Growth

Mold growth is a must if water pools in and accumulates in a space for 24 to 48 hours. It damages the outlook as well as becomes a health concern, especially for sick, old and young. Moisture helps the mold to grow which is why the accumulation of water should always be prevented. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is a professional service for mold restoration in Taunton, MA. Get our help when the situation gets ‘ugly’.

 Beautiful Inside and Out

Most homeowners are more concerned with what lies inside their house, and hence, they do not give much heed to its exterior. However, water equally damages the exterior and the interior. Standing water outside is one of the first things that you need to take care of. Poor drainage, leaky hoses, faulty sprinklers, rusty faucets, and such can be one of the reasons why the exterior of your house is being adversely affected by water.

 Water is an unstoppable force when it gains the required momentum. In case of floods, the safety of human lives is the first priority. Once everything has been deemed safe by concerned officials, you may focus on getting your house back to how it was. Flood damage also includes water damage and mold damage, so by dealing with one restoration,

Everybody, Hit the Floor

you’re investing in getting rid of three. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is reliable for water removal service in Taunton, MA. Call us anytime and we will come help you restore your house from water damage of any and all magnitude.

A What-To-Do Guide for Mitigation in Flood Disaster

10/9/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield has earned the trusts of many when it comes to water damage restoration and flood cleanup service.

Any property that is damaged by fire, water, flood, storm, mold or likewise has to be remediated to its original state through the services of competent cleanup and restoration services. For residents of Taunton and Mansfield, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield has the best and most effective services. Staying true to their slogan, we ensure that your property, be it commercial or residential, is restored to its former glory with the damage cleanup efficiency being "Like it never even happened." Before any of these damages incur on your property, there is a long and detailed list of mitigation which can help you reduce the damage. Here’s an overview of what to do and what not to do before, during and after a water or flooding disaster hits:

 Preventive Measures Before Flooding

Whether you live in a flood zone or whether your property is prone to damage by water in any capacity; there are quite a few essential tips that can help you be prepared to face the challenge. Here’s what you can do beforehand:

  • Ensure that your property is barricaded against water inflow
  • Regularly check all plumbing to make sure there are no leakages
  • Check floor levels and openings to put stoppage on water sources
  • Make sure that vents, pipes, ducts, etc. are sealed properly
  • Remove unnecessary, extra furniture and upholstery from floors
  • Unplug unused appliances, fixtures, and electronics to avoid hazards

Being a leading water cleanup service in Taunton and Mansfield, MA, you can get in touch with us for further instructions, precautions, and tips on how to mitigate for flooding.

Water Damage Safety Prerequisites

Once the flood or water damage has occurred, there are quite a few safety and hazard concerns that you need to be aware of. If your property has been flooded with water, the safety of you and your family is of top priority. Here are a few things you need to take are of:

  • First and foremost, ensure the safety of family and loved ones
  • Check and see if it is safe to stay in and on your property
  • Turn off all electrical supplies to avoid hazards in flooded spaces
  • Avoid spaces where you may face a ‘slip and fall’ hazard
  • Carry out only the activities which are safe for you
  • Do not carry wet materials as they will be heavier when drenched

By focusing on these points, you will be able to keep your loved ones safe and prevent any accident or hazard that might happen due to negligence or carelessness.

 DIY Damage Minimization Tasks

After your property has been flooded, you can conduct a few DIY steps and tasks that will help your property and belongings from further damage. By taking these steps, your property will be better prepared for our water damage restoration in Mansfield and Taunton. These DIY steps are:

  • Mop and blot excess water to remove it
  • Wipe off wood furniture after removing all items from it
  • Prop and remove wet cushions and upholstery
  • Utilize air-conditioners and exhausts to dry the spaces
  • Make sure you remove all items from floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Do not interfere or touch electrical appliances or fixtures

    Through taking these small steps, you can save a lot of your property and belongings before professional help arrives. We are a trusted name in water removal service in Taunton, MA. Our services are efficient as we use latest technology, machinery, and techniques to restore your commercial or residential spaces back to how it was.

     If you have more questions or inquiries about our water removal service in Mansfield, MA or Taunton, MA, give us a call at (508) 824-0200.

Raynham, MA Family Rebuilds After Home Experiences Water Damage 

7/6/2017 (Permalink)

Drying Equipment drying a water damage in a Raynham, MA home.

A family in Raynham, had to go through immense loss of material damage, because of water leakage in their house. It had only been eight months, when the family started noticing water patches on their ceilings and on the walls. Thinking that it could have been because of the recent thunderstorm, they ignored it. With time, the situation got worse. The patches affected the distemper on the walls, making flakes of paint fall off. Worried about the fortunes they had invested in this house, they called SERVPRO

It was later found out that, because of the lack of genuine quality of water pipes, water kept leaking slowly for months. Everything was soon under with one call to us!

SERVPRO’S TEAM-Like No Other:

Water damage can occur because of any reason. A thunderstorm could trigger it at times, or it may also occur as the water pipes get worn out. Curing, treating and restoring water damage in a property requires a lot of expertise. Having a fully equipped team of knowledgeable and experienced technicians, water damage removal is what we do everyday.

How SERVPRO Saves The Day?

Home water damage restoration service is a well-defined and well-structured procedure comprising of six to seven steps. The only responsibility you have onto yourself is to call us one time. The rest is handled by us. First, we would inspect your house. The final steps include drying and dehumidification of the damaged property, which prevents the growth of mold. We restore the property damaged after treatment.

Services At SERVPRO:

Our 24/7 availability helps us solve the problem as soon as you get to us. All you must do is call, and the truck carrying team, tools and spare parts will be at your door step in a blink of an eye. Our water damage cleanup service has no match at all! We have won this name, recognition and trust by giving our clients what they expect from us. We make sure that whoever invests in us gets what they desire.

Our company SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield uses the most advanced technology and equipment which not only has made our job easier, but has also helped us win the trust of our customers.

Water damage can be a very tricky business. You would want to be sure about the company you have invested in, their competence and their level of expertise. Water Removal Service Mansfield, MA by us is like no other in the town. No matter the time of the day, or the weather outside, we have won the loyalty of our clients by being there for them as soon as they get to us. We have managed to always prove through our services that our clients and their satisfaction come first, we have made our name locally and nationally. Having national resources, we are truly number one when it comes to restoration services of all sizes. So, if you got a water damage job, give us a call. We are just a dial away.

When Storms or Floods hit Raynham, Massachusetts, SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield is ready!

7/8/2016 (Permalink)

Our highly trained crews are ready to respond 24/7 to storm or flood damage in Raynham, Massachusetts

Resources to Handle Floods and Storms

When storms and floods hit Raynham, Massachusetts, we can scale our resources to handle a large storm or flooding disaster. We have access to equipment and personnel that are strategically located throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. SERVPRO of Taunton/Mansfield specializes in storm and flood damage restoration.  Our crews are highly trained and we use specialized equipment to restore your property to its pre-storm condition. Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a property owner living near a body of water whether it is a river or the ocean like the words, Hurricane or Storm. Sure, we have lived through some significant storms—everyone remembers Hurricane Bob? — and perhaps that is why we take it seriously when predictions about a hurricane or tropical storm begin to surface. Even if the storm doesn’t live up to the hype of weather forecasters, we know that these storms are likely going to include wind, rain, and flooding and those elements can do significant damage to coastal properties…. whether those properties are located close to the water or a bit further inland. All homes and businesses are vulnerable to the damage that rain, wind, and flooding can cause but ironically many property owners are not aware of the damages that can occur, how to respond to those damages, and what is even covered under their insurance policies.

Here are some tips before the storm hits

  • Look around the property. Anything that is unsecured, lawn furniture, toys, tables, and chairs should be brought inside or stored away. Secure the grill as much as possible.
  • If your property is located near the water, and you have hurricane shutters, go ahead and use them, even if the storm is not categorized as a hurricane.
  • Remove any solar-powered ground lights. Ground lights that are hard-wired can be left in the ground.
  • Wrap burlap around ornamental trees or fragile bushes. You can also stake and string trees and bushes.
  • Take in any window air conditioners.
  • Here are some tips after the storm hits

  • If water has infiltrated the basement, shut off the power. Remember, electricity and water are a deadly combination. If you have to walk through standing water to get to the circuit breaker box, consider calling your power company to come out to shut off the power. If you are unsure of the best and safest way to shut off the power, call your local fire department.
  • To mitigate any further damage to your valuables, raise any items up off of the floor and out of the water.
  • If the roof has incurred any damage, immediately cover it with a tarp. If a window has been broken, immediately board it up. If you are unsure of how to do this, contact a professional.
  • ·           Check on neighbors—especially the            elderly—to make sure they are safe.

    Faster Response

    Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.

    Hot tip #1: If the water level can be measured in feet, you definitely need to call in a professional, immediately. When a high volume of water is pumped outside at a high rate of speed, it may cause significant structural damage.

    Wind can cause a variety of damages…from sending furniture and other debris into the air, crashing into windows, to knocking trees onto roofs, to ripping shingles up from the roof. The biggest misconception that property owners have about wind damage pertains to their insurance deductible. Most property owners believe that the deductible or amount that they will have to pay is based on the cost of the damage; however, the deductible is actually based on the percentage of the total value for which the home is insured.

    Hot tip #2: Any damage caused by the wind should immediately be addressed. A broken window should be boarded up from the outside and any hole in the roof should be covered—from the outside!

    Have a Storm or Flood Damage? Call Us Now! 508-824-0200