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Can Water Mitigation Efforts in Brockton Residences Restore Pre-loss Conditions?

5/9/2021 (Permalink)

a puddle of water on wood floor Whether you find the moisture and water damage right away or it remains hidden for a while, team SERVPRO can help with the remediation process.

SERVPRO Evaluates Moisture Issues Keenly in Brockton Properties during Water Damage Repairs

The quaint city of Brockton, MA, has a population of 95,708 according to a 2019 estimate. Although less popular than other cities within the state, it has a rich history and many programs focusing on the youth. No wonder the city has bagged the “100 Best Communities for Young People” award four times. Some of the programs that focus on the youth include Brockton’s Promise, an education program that motivates young people to graduate. Another program called School on Wheels facilitates homeless teens to ensure they thrive academically.

Entertainment Joints in Brockton

Apart from the programs equipping young people with life skills, there are several resources within the city for fun activities. Typical examples include bowling alleys, gaming, and entertainment centers where people can sample various recreational activities. One such facility is the Westgate Lanes located on Route 27. Stadia such as the Campanelli Stadium provide space for various entertainment activities, including ball games, concerts, and family events. 

The City Played a Role in the History of Electricity

In the early stages of developing electricity systems, Thomas Edison needed a place to test and popularize standardized central power systems. He chose Brockton because of its uniquely progressive policies. On October 1st 1883, Edison switched on the system making Brockton the first area in the world to have a triple-wire underground electrical system.

The electricity system led to other developments, including the first fire station operated by electricity in 1884 and the opening of a Theater in 1894, which was the first to be connected to the unique three-wire electricity system. The city is also recognized for other historical developments not tied to electricity development. Various monuments commemorate these contributions, including:

  • Thomas Edison Exhibit

The Brockton Historical Society maintains the exhibit, which features the earliest electrical artifacts, including wiring, fixtures, and the earliest versions of standardized incandescent bulbs. 

  • Rocky Marciano Statue

The towering bronze statue commemorates one of the boxing legends and hometown hero, Rocky Marciano, who died in 1969 after a plane crash. He retained the heavyweight title for four years and retired undefeated. 

  • The Shoe Museum

In the past, the city was the focal point of shoe manufacturing. The shoe museum was dedicated in 1981 to promote and preserve the history of the US shoe industry. It hosts a collection of over 500 shoe exhibits and records related to the industry.

How Does Probing Ensure SERVPRO Delivers Quality Results During Water Mitigation Exercises?

Moisture issues can be overt or hidden. For instance, water pooling on a surface such as a floor or ceiling cavity is easy to identify. However, a hidden bathtub leak can remain unnoticed for some time. The outcomes can be equally devastating whether there is an open or hidden moisture issue.

Carrying out a proper evaluation before starting water mitigation processes in Brockton properties helps establish the extent of the problem and the kind of resources needed for the task. Our SERVPRO technicians explore different aspects of the loss. For instance, we check the depth of pooling water, moisture levels in wet materials, and even moisture pockets in wall or floor assemblies. We use different tools, including thermal cameras and penetrative moisture meters, ensuring we deliver the best results whether you are dealing with:

  • Emergency services water damage
  • Water damage remediation
  • Basement flooding

 SERVPRO of Metro Brockton offers reliable water mitigation services. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

How Helpful Are Mold Removal Companies When Restoring Brockton Properties?

4/19/2021 (Permalink)

black mold in bathroom Black mold is very hazardous to anyone's health. Call SERVPRO and let their trained techs handle the mold remediation services needed for your home

SERVPRO Helps Brockton Residents Avoid Spreading and Re-Infestation After Mold Remediation

After mold develops in your home, it is logical to remove it and seek ways to stop further growth. The removal processes you might attempt can worsen the situation or spread the black mold to other sections of your property. 

With the assistance of mold removal companies in Brockton, you do not have to worry about spreading, re-infestation, and other secondary issues related to mold. For instance, SERVPRO takes several steps to establish the root of the mold development in your property. We also take precautions to eliminate the spread of spores, residues, and moisture during the removal. We are well versed with handling different situations involving mold, including:

  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal

Our SERVPRO technicians wear the right PPE, including half-mask or full-face respirators, chemical resistant gloves, and eye protection, allowing them to work longer without leaving the affected areas. We also establish physical containment to isolate moldy areas from the rest of the property. We use 6-mil polypropylene sheets to erect barriers and cover openings such as doorways. We run negative air pressure machines within the containment, ensuring no residues escape when demolishing walls or other structural parts. 

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is one of the mold removal companies you can rely on. Call us at (508) 690-4690 for tailored solutions.

What are The Best Fire Damage Removal Tips for Brockton Hotel Owners?

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

hotel fire SERVPRO can help your business if it catches fire. We are IICRC certified for any size fire restoration job needed.

SERVPRO Helps Manage Even Minor Aspects of Fire Damage Restoration in Brockton

After a fire at your hotel is put out, you have to address various issues such as removing charred materials or residues that accumulate in many sections of the premises through smoke movements. Removal of materials can turn out to be the most challenging aspect of fire damage restoration at your facility since residues can be deeply embedded in materials and the charred materials require physical demolition without causing additional unnecessary damages.

The chosen fire damage removal approach in Brockton hotels should maximize the effectiveness.  Removing physical materials requires different tools to dislodge them, while residues may require chemical products and equipment. SERVPRO sends well-equipped teams to ensure proper handling of each situation. We have assorted tools in our racks, including rubber hammers, pry bars, and others that facilitate physical removal safely. Our specialty includes handling:

  • Fire damage restoration
  • Fire and smoke damage
  • Smoke remediation

When cleaning as part of residue removal from surfaces, we maximize on four elements of cleaning to guarantee a positive outcome:

  • Chemical action
  • Time
  • Agitation
  • Temperature

Heating cleaning solutions to optimal temperatures, letting soiled surfaces soak for some time, and using the appropriate agitation force helps quicken soil removal. We also use potent cleaning agents.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton is experienced in fire damage removal restoring affected businesses to their preloss state. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

Which Techniques Complete Water Damage Restoration Efficiently In Brockton?

4/7/2021 (Permalink)

flood in laundry room from leaking pipe SERVPRO is proficient in water damage restoration services. Our technicians are IICRC certified for any size job.

SERVPRO Uses Several Approaches When Delivering Water Removal Services in Brockton

The city of champions, as Brockton is christened, is an exciting place to live, especially for young people or those seeking friendlier rent rates in the greater Boston area. It is the seventh-largest city in Massachusetts. The moniker "City of Champions" was coined after the exploits of local boxers Marvin Haggler and Rocky Marciano. Haggler was known for his fierce spirit inside and outside the ring over his 14-year career. He won with knockouts in 52 of his total 67 fights. The success of Brockton High School sports programs has also helped sustain the nickname.

A Friendly Environment with Various Amenities 

Brockton is a friendly place with approachable neighbors and various amenities such as the Massasoit Community College and Brockton Public library. The name Massasoit comes from the paramount chief of the Algonquian tribe of Native Americans. The college excels in many disciplines, including varsity sports like men's and women's basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball - the campus is also an excellent place for neighborhood jogs.

The Brockton library started as a way to foster literacy and access to historical materials for genealogical purposes. The library has over 17000 videos, 140000 books, and 1000 audiotapes. Users can also access collections from 29 other libraries as part of the Old Colony Library Network. Provision of internet access helps complete it as a source of knowledge.

Social Facilities to Visit in Brockton

The city offers much, including a variety of cuisines from Portuguese, Caribbean, to Swedish. When you want to hang out with family or friends, there are several joints you can visit, including:

  • Preto's Island Cuisine Restaurant

It is located on Main Street and is highly rated for the unique African Cuisine, mostly specializing in Cape Verdean dishes. They also serve top-shelf drinks, and the setting offers excellent ambiance. There are other restaurants in the vicinity, such as the Italian Kitchen, which offers Italian dishes, and McMenamy, which specializes in seafood.

  • D.W. Field Park

When searching for a spot to relax, the park can be a great choice. There is a fieldstone observation tower built at its highest point, offering unrestricted views as far as Blue Hills in all directions. The park was created in 1925 at the request of Daniel W. Field, a local businessman.

  • The Fuller Craft Museum 

The art and craft museum on Oak Street is distinguished as the only craft museum within the New England area. It features pieces from different origins and genres.

Which Approaches Does SERVPRO Use for Water Damage Restoration in Brockton?

Moisture management is a crucial aspect of water damage remediation. The actual technique used depends on several factors, including the amount and state of the moisture. If there is pool collecting on a surface or heavily saturated material, extraction is the practical option. For wetness in materials, removal through evaporation or dehumidification is the viable solution. Some cases may also fall between the different classifications. For instance, water trapped at the bottom of the wall cavity may not be readily extracted. SERVPRO has unique solutions for each situation since we are proficient in handling:

  • Basement flooding
  • Burst pipes
  • Ceiling leaks 

We exploit various solutions, including angling air movers for better evaporation, drilling vent holes, and the use of specialized cavity drying equipment to deliver the results you expect.

During water damage restoration, SERVPRO of Metro Brockton strives to restore properties to their preloss condition. Call us at (508) 690-4690.

What Does SERVPRO Use for Sanitizing After a Flood

3/15/2021 (Permalink)

storm damaged home Storm damage is no DIY project. Call the pros at SERVPRO and let their IICRC certified techs get your home back to preloss condition.

Brockton residents can count on our proprietary cleaning agents to sanitize their home.

It has been a winter with a lot of storms and moisture. As all that snow starts to melt, it could lead to flood basements. Cleaning up floodwater on your own isn’t a wise idea as it can be highly contaminated. Letting SERVPRO handle the problem is the better choice.

Disinfecting & Sanitizing Your Home

SERVPRO provides flood removal, basement services in Brockton. One of the cleaning agents we use to sanitize your home is SERVPROXIDE. It is a proprietary disinfectant that is registered with the EPA. This hospital-grade product carries the EPA’s lowest rating for toxicity. It dissipates quickly and has a mild scent. We use SERVPROXIDE in many ways, including:

  • Eliminating odors by wiping down surfaces
  • Misting or spraying into HVAC systems
  • Electrostatic spraying for surfaces

SERVPROXIDE is just one of the many powerful cleaning agents we have in our flood damage arsenal. We make sure your home is rid of any microbes and bacteria from stormwater. If you need flood removal for your basement, give SERVPRO of Metro Brockton a call at (508) 690-4690.

Can Homeowners Save Pantry Items After a Fire?

3/9/2021 (Permalink)

small kitchen fire Kitchen and pantry fires are no easy task. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for the experience and man power needed for your home.

SERVPRO technicians can help Brockton residents decide what is safe to keep during fire cleanup

Most homes have a well-stocked pantry. When a fire strikes, it can impact a family in ways you do not think about. Deciding what can be saved and what needs to be disposed of can be challenging, but SERVPRO is here to help.

Is it Safe to Keep Canned Goods?

Unless the Brockton pantry fire was a small, quickly contained fire and the canned goods were nowhere near it, the answer is no. It is not safe to do because:

Any fresh foods exposed to a fire, no matter how small, needs disposing of immediately. Food items in paper or plastic are not salvageable. Food is not cheap, and we understand that. But it is easier to replace groceries than to have to pay doctor’s bills from getting sick. 

Let the professionals at SERVPRO of Metro Brockton handle fire cleanup in your Brockton home. We have experienced technicians and the right equipment to mitigate the fire damage properly. Give us a call at (580) 690-4690, so we can help.

Don’t Let Water Damage Put Your Restaurant on Hold.

3/4/2021 (Permalink)

ceiling pipe leak in commercial building SERVPRO is fast acting when called upon. Water restoration is one of our specialties. Our trained techs are ready 24/7 365 days a year.

 SERVPRO provides commercial water damage restoration to Brockton eateries

Residents and businesses alike keep the restaurant business going in Brockton, MA. There is a wonderful variety of cuisine choices which means you can cater to everyone in the family. The SERVPRO family of Brockton has some favorite eateries we want to share with you.

JJ’s Café

This café serves up delicious American food. They are only open through lunch, so plan to go earlier in the day. It is a down-home restaurant with omelets and home fries that are a favorite. The coffee is fantastic! Other delicious dishes include:

• Brioche French toast 

• Nutella French toast

• Crème Brule French toast

• Steak Benedict

• Seafood Benedict

Crystal’s Kitchen

If you like Asian or Thai food and have not tried Crystal’s Kitchen yet, you are missing out. No overloaded with msg food here. Nice-sized portions and reasonably priced meals make it a favorite with the locals. The Bamboo Duck is delectable, and the bread pudding is the perfect dessert. Another popular dish is the Pho soup. 

The Farmer’s Daughter

Rustic, farm-fresh food that even caters to those watching their weight. The Skinny chick omelet is delicious! The small town, friendly atmosphere make it a great place to meet with friends. The menu varies, and the service is excellent. There can be a wait at times, so be prepared, but it is worth waiting for.

Alexander’s Family Restaurant

Pancake lovers will be delighted with the size of the pancakes and the flavor choices. The staff enjoys treating the kids to things like extra sprinkles for their pancakes. Home cooking at its finest is what you will find at Alexander’s. They have been serving Brockton folks for over 20 years. Very reasonably priced meals and lots of smiles with the service. It is cash only, but there is an ATM in the restaurant.

West Side Pizza & Sub Shop

Pizza and sub lovers frequent this shop often. Their salads are delicious, and their subs are very generously sized. They offer a variety of sandwiches, and a favorite is the roast turkey sandwich. They also have Greek dishes on the menu like chicken kebabs and chicken lemon soup. Scrumptious no matter what you order.

Jo’s Best Diner

This little gem features terrific meals, and they have a drive-thru. The food is hot and fresh, and all served up by the friendly staff. Their light and fluffy blueberry pancakes are amazing! Watching the owner’s cook on the grill is part of the magic. Suppose you want a delicious, affordable breakfast or lunch, head on over to Jo’s. You will not be disappointed. 

SERVPRO Serves Up Water Damage Restoration Services in Brockton

You expect good food from your restaurant, and you expect excellent service if you need water damage restoration for your business. A leaking ice maker or a burst pipe can shut down your restaurant for hours. If not dealt with immediately, you may end up dealing with more than water all over the floor. We understand your need to be open to keep your customers happy and your revenue flowing. That is why we:

• Arrive fast on the scene

• Provide emergency service 24/7

• Work around your business hours if needed

Do a thorough scope and have a plan of action ASAP

• Mitigate the damage according to your needs

• Clean, disinfect, and restore your business to preloss condition

• Get you cooking up delicious meals as quickly as possible.

For all your commercial water damage restoration needs, contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton at (508) 690-4690 today.

Three Easy Ways to Prepare for Flood Damage in Brockton

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

cloud to ground lighting in night sky Our area is prone to storm damage. SERVPRO is always on call to restore your home.

Slow Down Flood Damage With a Few Quick Tricks

Keeping your home in Brockton safe from flood damage can be challenging. However, you can take simple actions to reduce your losses in a future storm and make a restoration project go smooth and fast.

  • Store valuables upstairs-Storing valuable belongings in an upstairs room can protect them from most flood damages without too much effort. If your home lacks a second floor, you can use an attic or overhead cabinet space to store your most prized possessions. 
  • Keep the floors clean-Removing clutter from the ground can help save your belongings in the event of a flood. On top of looking neat and clean, these steps will protect your home from the majority of floods that SERVPRO technicians encounter, which rarely reach more than a few inches in depth. 
  • Place barriers below furniture legs-Placing a plastic lid or sheet beneath the legs of your furniture can help them dry out quicker after a flood. Ideally, you should also lift your furniture onto blocks after flood damage strikes, but any barrier can be helpful.

Call SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for 24/7 flood damage help at (508) 690-4690.

Expert Fire Damage Restoration Technicians in Brockton Remove Smoke Odors

2/10/2021 (Permalink)

fire damaged foyer Even small fires can produce odors that linger. SERVPRO knows how to remove the odors and restore your home.

Stop Smoke from Causing Odors in Your Home for Years After an Accident

Only your nose can detect some of the most long-lasting and noticeable consequences of house fires. Smoke odors can be tough to deal with by yourself but hiring a company like SERVPRO for professional fire damage restoration work in Brockton can help to prevent a years-long issue from unfolding.

Our technicians receive training in cutting-edge restoration techniques and technologies. Typical scent removing products fail to remove these smells because smoke particles bury themselves deep within the porous materials of your home, such as in walls and furniture. When faced with fire odors, our specialists must apply many different techniques at once to achieve the best effect. Correctly removing smoke odors from a Brockton home requires several steps, including:

  • Replacing HVAC filters
  • Using thermal fogging devices
  • Washing fabrics and upholstery

Additionally, most fire damage restoration projects involve other corrective techniques that eliminate smoke smells at the source rather than mask them. The treatments we use depend on the type of smoke present in your home, the scale of the disaster, and other factors that may change depending on your situation.

Contact SERVPRO of Metro Brockton for expert help with your fire damage restorations at (508) 690-4690.

An Expert Touch for Flooring Materials in Brockton Water Damage Restoration

2/3/2021 (Permalink)

City street at night; lights shining Day or night, SERVPRO can handle your water damage restoration needs.

How the Civil War Helped Launch Our City

For many people and places, the American Civil War was a disastrous affair that caused widespread destruction. For the city of Brockton, however, the Civil War became the catalyst for our community’s rapid growth.

In the early 19th century, local cobblers made shoes of varying quality. Residents of small towns like Brockton would either settle for a local craftsman’s products or travel far to cities like Boston that contained more reputable shops. As large-scale textile mills began to sweep across the country, shoemakers began to scale up as well, but it would not be until the outbreak of the Civil War that Brockton became the largest manufacturer of shoes in the country.

With the sudden demand for many thousands of pairs of boots for the rapidly expanding Union Army, nascent shoe industries in Brockton exploded into industrial facilities of unprecedented scale. People moved and immigrated to the city from places near and far to take advantage of competitive wages. After the war ended, these facilities continued expanding, churning out civilian footwear of all sorts that could be shipped and sold everywhere in the country. Brockton may have put many cobblers out of business. However, its status as “Shoe City” was cemented for over a century.

The First City to Glow at Night

Many towns recall the early days of electricity as a turning point for their communities. Whether for industry, investment, or only entertainment, many modern cities emerged as notable towns thanks to their early electric systems implementation. However, Brockton has a better claim to fame: our municipality was the first in the entire country to have a power grid.

Thomas Edison was perhaps singularly responsible for spreading power grids across urban areas in the United States. In his early years, Brockton was one of the only places that would entertain his seemingly outlandish inventor’s spirit. In 1883, just a few years after the lightbulb invention, our city streets received Edison’s prototype model for a city power supply. Factories developed new electric machinery, shops adorned their fronts with light bulbs, and the city streets glowed with modern technology. Important inventions that got some of their first public showings here included:

  • Light bulbs
  • Motors
  • Switches

Soon, the technologies developed in Brockton would spread nationwide. Edison continued to tinker with technologies in our neighborhoods, always looking for another way to build his technological empire.

Restoring the Flooring After Water Damage in Brockton

Flooring materials can be some of the most challenging components of the home during a water damage restoration project in Brockton. Restoring rather than replacing these materials takes experience and training. SERVPRO technicians have helped local homeowners recover many different types of flooring, including:

  • Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Carpet
  • Tile
  • Concrete

Each material requires different cleaning supplies and specialized treatments to protect against damage. For example, wood floorboards may warp or bend if dried improperly. Hiring a professional company like SERVPRO stops mistakes from being made and costs from racking up.

SERVPRO of Metro Brockton helps local homeowners recover from the effects of water damage. Call us 24/7 at (508) 690-4690.